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Holmes Beach to crack down on violators


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach is cracking down on speeders,
drunk drivers and habitual code violators, said Mayor
Bob VanWagoner at last week's council meeting.
Holmes Beach Council Chairman Luke Courtney
said he spoke to the mayor after a recent hour-and-a-
half vigil at the intersection of Gulf and Palm Drives.
Courtney estimated about 60 out of 200 vehicles that
passed were speeding through the intersection, which
is posted at 25 mph.
"We have a problem in Holmes Beach with the


Privateer float


sparks new


controversy
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Will the Anna Maria Island Privateers be forced
move their most-recognized attribute, their boat float,
from its longtime location at the intersection of Clark
Drive and Clark Lane in Holmes Beach?
That question had Islanders buzzing last week
amidst Fourth of July festivities sponsored by the Pri-
vateers. Pat Geyer, former Holmes Beach mayor, coun-
cilwoman and honorary Privateer, called from vacation
in North Carolina after rumors about a float problem
reached her.
Geyer said some of the Privateers were under the
impression that Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner wanted the float moved out of the city.
They heard references to the float being "unsightly."
VanWagoner said he became concerned about the
float's location after receiving several complaints from
neighbors.
"They said they get tired of looking at it, and the
smokers the Privateers store there look like old, rusted
pieces of equipment," VanWagoner said. "They also
complained that before and after events the Privateers
work on the float and get loud and boisterous, some-
times into the night."
VanWagoner said he knew little about the group un-
til receiving the complaints. He said he then learned of its
fundraisers for Island organizations, scholarships to Island
students, annual Fourth of July and Christmas parades and
other good works in the community.
"They are a part of the lore of the Island and the
community," he added. "The city will cooperate with
them. I asked Joe (Public Works Supervisor Joe
Duennes) to find a possible location at city hall. They
could use water and electricity from the public works
department."
I don't think so, Privateer's President John Swager
indicated with regard to changing the float's location
to city hall, but the group might entertain suggestions
of other locations.
"That property was donated to us for our use, and
we have water and electricity from Whitey's widow's

We shall not
be moved
Privateers' President
John Swager said mem-
bers would probably not
favor moving their boat
float from this lot at the
corner of Clark Drive and
Clark Lane in Holmes r*
Beach where the float is a
stored between special
events. The lot was t
deeded to the Privateers
several years ago. Is-
lander Photo: Pat .
Copeland. _______- '


habit of speeding," he said. "In Anna Maria people go
25 mph, because they know they'll get a ticket. When
they get to Holmes Beach, they have the habit of speed-
ing up. It's time to change this habit."
Courtney said other problem streets are Marina
and Flotilla Drives, Gulf Drive between Duffy's
Tavern and Shell's restaurant and Key Royale Drive,
He said people speed because they don't think
they'll get ticketed.
"I talked to the mayor on this and that's changing,"
he noted. "We are going to be issuing tickets."
The mayor pointed out that police can't stop 60 vio-


lators but will use discretion and ticket flagrant violators.
He said the crack down will include drunk drivers.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said the intersec-
tion of Gulf and Palm Drives needs better signage.
Courtney said there is no money in the budget for
flashing signs which cost $2,000 to $3,000.
Resident John Gay suggested installing a tempo-
rary, battery operated flashing light.
On code enforcement, the mayor said complaints
are increasing and many involve repeat violators.
The city will begin targeting flagrant and repeat vio-
lators, he said.


To the sea for all generations
This delightful race to the Island sea by Chloe and Jack Kendall of Sarasota was captured by their mother,
Barbara, while visiting their grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Colin Kendall, who were then Island renters. The
special moment captured by Mom earned her a spot among the KINSA winners in week number four of the six-
week contest. And it was moments like this that convinced the senior Kendalls our Island was the place to be.
They bought a home and retired to Holmes Beach from Princeton, N.J. The contest, sponsored by The Islander
Bystander, continues for two more weeks with deadlines for photp submissions each Friday at 5 p.m. Com-
plete rules are available at the newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


house (Whitey Horton was one of the group's
founders)," he explained. "We've kept the float there
for seven or eight years. We have good relations with
all the neighbors, and they like us."
VanWagoner called a meeting with Swager and
Norm McKelvey, another officer of the group, and
told them the city would help them find a new loca-
tion for the float.
However, Swager said the group once had the use
of property near city hall for the float's storage but it
was not satisfactory. He cited problems with obtaining
water and electricity, having to move the boat fre-


quently because it interfered with public works and not
being able to engage in a long-standing Privateer tra-
dition having a few beers while working on the boat.
"We told the mayor if there's a problem with noise,
we'll tone it down when we're getting ready for pa-
rades or cleaning up the float afterwards," Swager said.
There is also a problem with storage space, Swager
said. The group rents space to store items used in pa-
rades and events and is considering constructing a stor-
age shed on the property, if it is permitted by city code.
VanWagoner said he also offered to help locate
storage space if the float is moved to city property.
"Any move would have to be OK'd by all the
members with a vote," Swager noted. "It's my opinion
that they would turn it down."


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O p in io n s ......................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Stir-it-up ............ .................... 16
Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 20
Real estate ......................... ........... 22
Crossword puzzle ........................................ 28


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JULY 11, 1996





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Board denies beach construction request


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A variance request by Ed Gulash to build a
single family home on two Gulffront lots at 3012
Ave. F was denied Monday by the Holmes Beach
Board of Adjustment.
Gulash was seeking a variance to the waterfront
setback from 100 feet to 50 feet.
After learning that three other vacant beachfront
properties meet the same conditions as Gulash's lot,
board members voted that the request did not meet
the following criteria for approval:
Special conditions and circumstances must exist


which are peculiar to the parcel, building or structure
involved and which are not applicable to other parcels,
buildings or structures in the same district.
Literal interpretation of the provisions of this
ordinance would deprive the applicant of rights com-
monly enjoyed by the properties in the same district.
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.
Prior to the vote, City Attorney Patricia Petruff told
the board, "It is the burden of the applicant to show that
each and every one of those criteria has been met."


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Make this thermometer rise
Anna Copeland puts the finishing touches on a thermometer that will be use to gauge the rise of contribu-
tions to the fund to replace the Anna Maria Island Community Center's gym floor and stage and pur-
chase new bleachers. And, yes, the "g" was changed to a "j" before the sign was ready for display.
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.


Anne Beck, in the hat,
and crewmen monitor
the onshore pumping
minutes after a clog
caused the flow to slow
to a trickle. Islander '
Photo: Cynthia Finn.













Stirring up the
By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
An anonymous phone call to The Islander
Bystander reporting a fuel spill last Friday at the
site of the Lake LaVista inlet dredging project
proved unfounded.
"The odor is not a fuel spill," said Anna Maria
Public Works Department Administrative Assis-
tant Anne Beck who was at the work site all day.
"It's the smell of the bottoms being stirred up
like at low tide," she said.
Subaqueous Services Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale
brought a five-man crew in for the 10-day project.
The $20,000 dredging is funded by a grant from the


Sinlet bottoms
West Coast Inland Navigational District.
The inlet was last dredged two years ago.
This project called for the pumping up of 1,345
cubic yards of sand from about 400 feet of the
inlet.
The sand was pumped onto the bayfront
beach between the groin northwest of the City
Pier to the third groin southeast of the pier.
Beck said some folks were wondering why
all of the sand wasn't placed on the smaller
southeast stretch of beach. She explained that
the littoral drift there is from west to east and
the intent is to let some of that sand northwest
of the pier migrate naturally to the other side.


"Would granting the variance be giving him a spe-
cial privilege that others do not enjoy?" asked board
member Jim Meena.
"If you grant this variance, the other property
owners could come in here and say, 'I am entitled to
the variance because you granted it to this property
owner and in order for you to be fair and consistent,
you must grant this to me also.' If you don't, you
would have conferred a special privilege on this
property owner," Petruff replied.
Board Chairman Hugh Holmes Jr. told Gulash he
could appeal the decision to the city council if he
wanted to pursue his request.


Help buy new

gym floor,

bleachers, stage
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
kicked off a new campaign, "Let's Step on It," to buy
a new gym floor, portable bleachers and stage.
Time is of the essence, hence the campaign's
name, said Executive Director Pierrette Kelly, who set
a target date of Aug. 1.
Community members and businesses are being
asked to make donations of $5, $15 and $25 toward the
goal of $49,000 $29,000 for the floor and $10,000
each for the stage and bleachers.
A $5 donation buys a square foot of gym floor.
A $15 donation buys a seat in the bleachers and
a square foot of gym floor.
A $25 donation buys a spot on the stage, a seat in
the bleachers and a square foot of gym floor.
Anne and Ed Chiles are responsible for the first
donation of $15,000 to the campaign from a United
Way clay shoot fundraiser in March. The Islander By-
stander will add $554 to the campaign from the June
29 horseshoe tournament.
According to the Center's building and grounds
committee, the floor will be constructed of mondo, a
six millimeter rubberized material that meets Olympic
game standards. Oak flooring was ruled out because it
is not cost effective and has limited uses.
The floor will be striped for basketball, volley-
ball and indoor soccer. The gym will be out of com-
mission for two weeks while paint is removed from
the old floor and the new floor is installed. Installa-
tion is set for the fall.

Pier proposal

could net city big

bucks from boats
By Paul Roat
A proposal that could generate more than $1.6
million to Bradenton Beach during the next seven years
is floating around city hall.
There have been no discussions as yet on the "pier
plan" at public meetings, but Emily Anne Smith's pro-
posal is expected to come up at future city council
meeting.
The Bradenton Beach-based architectural firm in
which she is a partner has proposed the city go into the
pier business, building 12 docks to accommodate 12
boats each at street ends at 24th Street and from Third
Street South through 13th Street South. The plan also
calls for a boardwalk from the fishing pier at Bridge
Street along the waterfront to the Bradenton Beach
Marina and a larger dock at 25th Street North.
Smith's proposal would accommodate 234 boats of
20 feet in length. She calculated that at $5 a foot dock
rental per month the city could receive $1.685 million
total for the next seven years.
"The city's bayfront property is one of the city's
most valuable assets and a great potential for income
to subsidize property taxation," Smith has written. "We
have a fantastic opportunity because of our city-owned
street ends and bayfront property," she adds.
Dockage would be for Bradenton Beach boaters
only, she envisions, and strict guidelines for usage
would be written into the dockage leases plus full li-
ability disclaimers.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E JULY 11, 1996 U PAGE 3 IM~

Man injured after jumping from humpback bridge
Jorge Torres, 39, of 1707 Sixth Ave. E. in Bradenton, report, Torres' wife translated for Torres who said he O'Clock Marine, jumped into the water and stabilized
was injured after jumping from the humpback bridge on jumped from the bridge and hit his head. Torres said he Torres until Anna Maria firefighters Rich Jasinski and
North Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria July 4. was having trouble breathing. Jane Maddox, also an EMT, arrived on the scene. They
According to a Manatee County sheriff deputy's Adam Lindahl, delivering a pontoon boat for 5 jumped in the water to mobilize and support Torres until
3 the ambulance arrived. A cervical collar was applied and
J -, -: .. Torres was strapped to a back board and placed in a bas-
0.j .... .. ket to bring him up the embankment.
V *. ",,... Once the ambulance arrived, firefighters went to
the Anna Maria Island Community Center to set up a
S. "..... landing zone for the helicopter. Torres was airlifted to
Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.
An Anna Maria deputy said he understood Torres
1^ -" would be treated for multiple blunt trauma and would
71 -likely be recovered in a few days.


Anna Maria City
7/11, 7:30 p.m., Special budget meeting
7/18, 7:30 p.m., Code enforcement board

Bradenton Beach
7/11, 7 p.m., Council meeting. Agenda: discus-
sion of Seventh and Eighth Street South docks,
computer expenditures, budget amendment for
pier grant, setting of tentative millage and
establishing first public hearing date, nomina-
tion of building official to transportation
planning committee, consent agenda.
7/18, 7 p.m., Council meeting

Holmes Beach
7/11, 9 a.m., Planning commission
7/16, 7:30 p.m., Council meeting
7/18, 9 a.m., Planning commission

Of Interest
S7/15, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
7/17, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall.


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Emergency workers at the humpback bridge in Anna Maria applied a cervical collar and strapped Jorge
Torres to a back board and then moved him up the embankment to a waiting ambulance. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Carolyn Pepka


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FOURTH OF JULY, ISLAND STYLE

At the parade ... On the beach ...












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S ; Over the Fourth of July holiday, peoplewere everywhere like pepper on pasta-in the water from the
S. Anna Maria City Pier to the Rod & Reel Pier. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Carolyn Pepka.
-. Taylor-Made
Construction's barge and
boat, used to launch
W Qy .9 fireworks by owner Jim
Taylor, was washed up on
the beach at 9th Street
North in Bradenton
S" Beach. High winds and
seas kept Taylorfrom
recovering his equipment

Undaunted by the wind off the Gulf a bevy of for several days but he
,.says the fireworks were
cousins the grandchildren of Helen and Dewey says thefireworks were
recovered. Plenty was
Eason of Holmes Beach gathered to burn their ruied, t
ruined, he said, but some
flame on America's birthday. Clockwise from lower Ruined, "he sai, but sme
.can either be returned or
left are Bailey Christie, Matt Hunsader, Bryan and
stored and saved for later.
Brittney Christie, Megan Hunsader and Caroline storedandsaved for later
and Crystal Berry Islander Photo: Bonner
and Crystal Berry.Presswood
Presswood


At the party ...


Karen Hooker came from Longboat Key to wait for
the big parade at the Bridge Street roundabout with
18-month-old Shane and Sam, 4.


Three Anna Maria girls rode with the Privateers to
show their appreciation as winners of 1996 Priva-
teers' scholarship awards. Melissa MacGregor, left,
will attend the University of Central Florida. Layla
Copeland, center, and Angela Kafka are headed to
Manatee Community College. Islander Parade
Photos: Cynthia Finn.


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It was a "buck a dance" and the women lined up for the chance allfor a good cause at the Privateers'
party on the Fourth of July. Islander Party Photos: Bonner Presswood


Privateer Eric
Rushnell was
"cheek to cheek"
on the dance floor
with his daughter
Melissa squeezed
closely in his
arms at the
annual Fourth of
July party.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 11, 1996 M PAGE 5 I 0

Holmes Beach still exploring GTE cellular tower lease


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach is still exploring its options on a
request by GTE to build a cellular phone tower in the
city.
The issue began in May when GTE sought a spe-
cial exception permit to build a 160-foot tower at the
Holmes Beach Marina. Council rejected the proposal
after residents in the marina area objected.
Council suggested that the company build the
tower on city land. City Attorney Steve Dye said the
company could do so if heirs of the residents who do-
nated the land to the city signed waivers. He said this
is required because any property donated to a public
body must be used for a public purpose or it reverts to
the grantor.
In June GTE offered the city $9,600 per year to
lease city land for the tower. The city requested an
opinion from City Attorney Patricia Petruff on the pro-
cedures for leasing city property to a cellular commu-
nications company.
At last week's council meeting, Council Chairman
Luke Courtney said one of the grantors of the land was
unwilling to sign a waiver. He said the mayor sug-


gested that GTE build a tower in place of the police
department tower and deed it to the city. The city
would then lease space on the tower to other cellular
communications companies.
"They were agreeable," he told council. "The
money from this could be used for municipal pur-
poses."
In her opinion letter Petruff said the council must
determine two things: if a municipal purpose is achieved
and whether or not the lease is prohibited by the consti-
tution, general or special laws or county charter.
"It is my opinion that enhancement of communi-
cations for city residents and visitors could be consid-
ered to constitute a valid municipal purpose," Petruff
wrote. "To the best of my knowledge, there are no pro-
hibitions in any of these laws which would prohibit the
leasing of city property to a cellular phone company."
She recommended that the city review its title to
the property to insure there are no deed restrictions that
could prohibit the use of the property for this specific
purpose.
Petruff outlined the steps the city must take in or-
der to lease the property:
Adopt an ordinance authorizing the leasing of


city property.
Solicit proposals for the leasing of specific city
property for the sole purpose of constructing and main-
taining a cellular communications tower.
Establish no precedent for future demands from
other private companies to lease other city property.
Amend the land development code to establish
criteria for the placement, construction and modifica-
tion of personal wireless service facilities.
Review comprehensive plan issues such as
whether or not the tower site could pose a threat to
public health, safety and welfare.
Consider the effect of removing the property from
public use.
Consider liability issues.
"I don't want to get ahead of ourselves," said
Mayor Bob VanWagoner. "There's a lot of fences be-
tween where we are and getting that done (leasing city
property to GTE). We want to be somewhat cautious."
He said the new federal telecommunications law is
a strong one and it favors the communications indus-
try and its right to put towers almost anywhere. How-
ever there are exceptions for certain communities in-
cluding those located in flood plains.


Fireworks washed out on Island


A fireworks display at the Beach House restaurant
lasted only about 15 minutes before wires that connect
electronic timers were severed, the barge broke loose
and mortars began washing up in the surf.
Pyrotechnic expert Jim Taylor said he and his crew

Clarification
The Bradenton Beach City Council unani-
mously voted to request Building Official Bill
Sanders to get cost estimates for repair or re-
placement of docks off Seventh and Eighth
Streets South in the city. An article in last
week's Islander Bystander indicated the group
unanimously favored repair or replacement of
the structures at city expense.


of volunteers collected up the fireworks, securing both
the boat and the barge where they washed up on the
beach near 9th Street North.
Taylor experienced damage to his barge and boat,
both utilized primarily in his marine construction busi-
ness, when the fireworks display was halted due to high
waves and winds on Wednesday night, July 3.
Tom Caudill, chief operating officer for the Sandbar
and Beach House restaurants, said they will likely wait for
Labor Day to launch the fireworks display scheduled for
Thursday night, the Fourth at the Sandbar. It was cancelled
due to high seas the night before. Taylor's barge, used
to launch the rockets and mortars, remained stranded on
the beach by waves and wind until Sunday afternoon.
It was too rough for Taylor to consider trying to
shoot fireworks a second night, but the party at both
restaurants went on as planned.


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Privateers face 'unsightly'
accusations
According to our dictionary, a privateer is a privately
owned and manned ship authorized by government dur-
ing wartime to attack and capture enemy vessels or the
commander or one of the crew of such a ship.
Little did the Island Privateers suspect a turnabout
from Holmes Beach.
The Island's freewheeling crew is faced with what
is rumored to be an "unsightly" problem with their big-
gest claim to fame their boat float.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner says he's
had complaints from the area residents of the Clark
Street storage location. He claims they're tired of look-
ing at the float, saying some of the equipment is un-
sightly and the Privateers themselves sometimes be-
come ... well, boisterous.
VanWagoner was rumored to be preparing to oust
the boat float from its home. Gossips went so far as to
claim the mayor was looking into moving the float to
Anna Maria or Bradenton Beach.
If the rumors were ever true, VanWagoner didn't
let on after being confronted with the benevolent nature
of the Privateers.
The Privateers were established in 1971 to support
Island youth programs. They have become symbolic
spokesmen for the Island at special events and parades
throughout the state. And they insist they have good
relations with their neighbors at the property donated
to the group several years ago by the late Whitey
Horton, a long-time Privateer.
VanWagoner offered a possible location for the
boat float at city hall as a compromise. Privateer Presi-
dent John Swager said he's not too crazy about mov-
ing they kept the float at city hall once before and
had problems with maintenance.
There is also the dilemma of a prohibition on beer
drinking at city facilities, something Privateers enjoy
at their current site.
Swager said to move the boat float would require
a vote of the Privateer membership and he doubted the
group would go along with the move.
In short, don't mess with us, Mayor.
We'll go out on the gangplank with the Privateers.
The current location seems just fine to us. They've
been there for upwards of eight years with no real prob-
lems. If untold numbers of hours and tens of thousands
of dollars contributed to the community means a little
beer drinking and an occasional bit of fun, so be it.
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little and join the parade.
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True winners
In response to an opinion from Vicki Looper June
27:
Having had photos disqualified from last year's
"Fishing the Island Tournament," it was with some
humor this year that I signed for my illustrated, spe-
cific instructions on how to photograph my fish.
I could see the trouble Bill Lowman and his
committee had gone to so that no one could make my
mistake and I can appreciate the disappointment the
Loopers felt when they were disqualified.
However, when we were told of our photo dis-
qualification, we accepted it and behaved like good
sports. For Vicki Looper Bannister to cast a shadow
on any of this year's winners is petty and poor
sportsmanship and to cast doubt on Mr. Lowman or
any of his volunteers is absurd.
Ms. Bannister speaks of true winners well,
how about the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter which has received thousands of dollars each
year from the proceeds of this tournament? How
many people has that money helped? Ms. Bannister
speaks of "pride and heart." How about the volun-
teers and sponsors who give so much and go unrec-
ognized? These people are the true winners!
I know that I speak for many people when I say
"thank you" to all of the organizers, supporters, and
volunteers for making the Island's fishing tourna-
ment the best event of its kind.
Jonathan Shute, Bradenton Beach

Who pays for
jet ski accidents?
In the on-going debate about jet skis (I refuse to
use the euphemism "personal watercraft," which was
obviously coined to make these machines sound less
obnoxious than they are. This is like calling a sewer
worker a "sanitary engineer" or calling a prostitute
a "lady of the evening"), one issue that seems to be
overlooked is this: Who pays when a swimmer or
other innocent bystander is injured by the negligent
operation of a jet ski?
I suppose the obvious answer to this question is,
"itui, till pay f i 'l:th injuries." But whose in-


surance?
My understanding is that many of the jet skis
that go zooming up and down our beaches are being
driven by people who have either rented or borrowed
the machines. The owner of the jet ski, if he is not
the one operating it, is entitled to the protection of
the Federal Limitation of Ship Owner's Liability
Act. This statute provides, generally speaking, that
if the jet ski owner had no reason to believe that the
person using the jet ski was going to negligently
operate the machine, he (the owner) is liable only to
the extent of the value of the jet ski following the ac-
cident. As to the operators of the jet skis, I am un-
aware of any legislation requiring them to carry li-
ability insurance.
Further, a recent decision out of Florida's Fifth
District Court of Appeals held that a homeowner's
policy did not provide coverage to an operator of a
jet ski because the jet ski exceeded the 50 horse-
power limit provided for in his homeowner's policy.
It doesn't take a genius to see that jet skis, both
by their very nature (small, very quick, and able to
go almost anywhere) and the manner in which they
are frequently operated, are simply bad accidents
waiting to happen.
Keep that in mind the next time one of these ma-
chines is in your area, along with the probability that
if you or a family member is injured by a thought-
less jet ski driver, you may well have no financial re-
course.
Douglas Wight, Anna Maria City

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Part 6, Anna Maria Island & the Seminole War, 1835-1842,
by June Alder


The Grampus was one of the fastest ships in the U.S. Navy in 1836.


A WARM RECEPTION


When William Bunce returned from
a trip to Key West in the late summer of
1836 he found the people at his Passage
Key fishing rancho in a panic. They'd
heard that one of the Seminoles' fiercest


commanders, Chief Al-
ligator, was assembling
warriors at Charlotte
Harbor. It was said he
intended to attack their
rancho and then torch
the ships at Fort Brooke
waiting to take troops to
fight Osceola.
Bunce immediately
informed his friend
Commander M.P. Mix,
captain of the 20-gun
supply ship Concord, of
this intelligence. Mix
weighed anchor and
sped up the bay, taking
Bunce along as pilot.
What about the
rancho? The best Mix
could promise Bunce
was to send back a
launch with a howitzer
to defend it. But he also
dispatched an urgent re-
quest for help to Com-
modore Alexander Dal-
las in Pensacola.
For a week the
rancho people went to
bed fearing what the
next day might bring.


Bay. (At the time the rancho with its 150
inhabitants was probably the largest settle-
ment in the whole of Hillsborough County
encompassing what is today eight coun-
ties.)


For a week the
rancho people went
to bed fearing what
the next day might
bring. But on a clear
Tuesday morning,
Aug. 12, they awoke
to see a beautiful
sight. Silhouetted
against the sun
rising across the bay
was a sleek craft with
the graceful lines of
a racing vessel.
Which is what she
was, built to chase
pirate ships. She had
the inelegant name
of Grampus and the
reputation of having
blown a buccaneer to
kingdom come in
three minutes.


But on a clear Tuesday morning, Aug.
12, they awoke to see a beautiful sight.
Silhouetted against the sun rising across
the bay was a sleek craft with the grace-
ful lines of a racing vessel. Which is
what she was, built to chase pirate ships.
She was 97 feet long, weighed 170 tons,
had 11 guns on deck and a 126-man
crew. She had the inelegant name of
Grampus and the reputation of having
blown a buccaneer to kingdom come in
three minutes.
The young captain of Grampus,
Lieutenant John Cassin, paid a visit to
the rancho, escorted by a squad of ma-
rines. He gave a little speech to the as-
sembly of Spanish fishermen with their
mixed-blood wives and children.
The Grampus's mission, the lieuten-
ant explained, was to patrol the mouth of
the bay in the absence of the Concord and
also Commodore Dallas had impressed
upon him afford every protection to the
distressed civilian population of Tampa


A guard would be
posted at the rancho every
night, and any hostile In-
dians approaching would
get "a warm reception,"
Cassin promised. So say-
ing, he returned to the
Grampus, leaving behind
some ammunition and
three blue signal lights.
The fisher folk watched
him go with mixed feel-
ings. They trusted Bunce.
They had grown to trust
Mix and the sailors of the
Concord. But they were
not sure about Cassin and
the Grampus. Some of
them were sympathetic
with the Seminoles. Oth-
ers were not. But the wis-
est among them knew
that the Seminoles de-
spised them for working
for the enemy Americans.
In short, the presence
of the Grampus might
jeopardize rather than
protect them.
Two quiet weeks went
by. Then on Sunday,
Aug. 24, a launch from


the Grampus came ashore with 15 men
carrying rifles. They spread through the
camp searching huts and asking ques-
tions. There was a scuffle and two Span-
ish Indians were taken prisoner. Pedro,
Bunce's foreman, was told the .;nii
were "suspected of having held commu-
nication with the hostile Indians."
That night the Grampus moved
close ashore and trained its guns, loaded
with grapeshot, on the rancho. A few
days later, another "hostile" was "cut
down."
The three prisoners were held for a
while on the Grampus then transferred
to Fort Brooke. What became of them
no one knows.
Chief Alligator's attack never came
off. The rancho was unmolested and the
American transports sailed off with
2,500 troops in late September. But they
got bogged down in the swamps of the
Withlacoochee just like the soldiers in
previous encounters with Osceola.


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Holmes Beach fence

ordinance passes


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After nearly a year of discussion, the Holmes
Beach City Council has passed an ordinance allowing
six-foot fences on properties that border on more than
one street.
The ordinance was drafted at the request of a
couple whose triangular property has three front yards
with boundaries on Holmes Boulevard, 58th and 60th
streets. According to city ordinance, six-foot fences are
only permitted in back yards with the adjoining prop-
erty owner's permission.
In the new ordinance, the front yard would be the
one listed as the address on the county tax roll. The or-
dinance will affect 16 properties in the city.
The most recent delay in passage of the ordi-
nance was for an opinion on safety and liability re-
quested by council from City Attorney Patricia
Petruff. Councilman Ron Robinson had pointed out
that swimming pools require four-foot fences and
one of the reasons given for the ordinance change
was safety. He felt the city might incur liability due
to the discrepancy.


The ordinance does not state that a six-foot fence
is required to meet public health and safety concerns,
Petruff wrote.
"It is my opinion that the proposed ordinance does
not expose the city to any liability with regard to pools
which may presently be enclosed by a four-foot fence.
Those owners chose to construct the minimum height
fence authorized by the land development code. Any
liability stemming from this decision would belong to
the homeowner."
She further noted, "the city may have some liabil-
ity if the proposed ordinance is not adopted and a cer-
tain segment of the residential property owners are pro-
hibited from installing a fence higher than four feet, re-
gardless of whether that fence is enclosing a pool or
protecting property."
"If we approve this, are we opening the door to
other property owners saying that we are allowing six-
foot fences in what is the equivalent of their front
yard?" asked Mayor Bob VanWagoner, who voiced
opposition to the ordinance in the past.
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said the mayor
can veto the ordinance within 10 days if he wishes.


4 9


Women's revival July 13
A day of special music and Bible teaching for
women will be offered in "The Gentle Spirit's Re-
vival II" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at
the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Bible teacher Robbie Leech will examine the
Book of Ruth and how Ruth's struggles, strength and
character can be an example in our personal lives.
Luncheon at $5 per person will be offered. For
more information, call 794-5265.

Second joint vacation
Bible school
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Holmes Beach
and Roser Memorial Community Church of Anna
Maria will host the second annual joint vacation
Bible school for ages preschool through adult during
the next week. The theme will be "Friendship Ad-
ventures With Jesus."


Children's classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon
Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19. Adult
classes will be held from 7:15 to 9 p.m. starting Sun-
day, July 14. A celebration program and potluck sup-
per will be held Friday, July 19. The Bible school is
open to everyone.
There will be no fee for children's participation. A
$5 fee for adults, will help defray the cost of materials.
For more information, call 778-0414 or 778-1813.

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Brain Gym bookstore in Holmes Beach for a special
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The class will meet on Thursday, July 18, 22, 25
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planned a nine-month educational seminar series for the
public.
The series will begin on Tuesday, July 16, with
Florida Senators Katherine Harris and John McKay
discussing legislative issues of interest to residents.
Also speaking will be members of the Sarasota Art
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Artist Neustadt catalogues decades of her work


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
"Her images can be whatever we want them to be,
whatever we think they are. Freedom of the shapes sets
us free. In Reflections, the shadow areas could be re-
flections of a sunlit porch chair. Or they could not.
Neustadt's pictures are provocative enough to speak to
many different hearts and minds with as many differ-
ent feelings and thoughts."
Those are the words of area art critic Joan Altabe
following a 1985 Sarasota group exhibit that included
works by Holmes Beach artist Barbara Neustadt.
It is Reflections, a 1972 color aquatint, that
Neustadt has chosen as the cover of her just-published
hard-cover book, "The Works of B. Neustadt From
1939-1993." The etching earned the 1972 Joseph
Pennell Memorial Medal in Philadelphia.
Reflections is one of 230 illustrations (48 in color) of
Neustadt's many styles of work that appear in the book.
From her early paintings and drawings through litho-
graphs, etchings, handmade paper works and limited edi-
tion livre deluxe handmade book, "A Dream of Love," and
more, "B. Neustadt" catalogs decades of productivity.
Also included is a biographical sketch that invites the
reader to share in the personal visions, the internal themes
and external influences behind Neustadt's many artistic
endeavors. Before moving to Florida in the 1980s,
Neustadt was associated with professional artists' circles
in New York City, Woodstock, N.Y., and Maine.
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The book also includes a commentary on some of
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"The effort evolved into this more thorough state-
it," says the artist. Three hundred copies of the book
e been published.
On the Island the book is available through
istadt's Pleiades Press studio in Holmes Beach,
-6871 phone and fax, and at the Phoenix Frame
lery, the Artists Guild Gallery and the Brain Gym
store all in Holmes Beach.
Neustadt will be honored at a reception and book
aing from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the Galler-
on Main Street, 302 12th St. W. (Old Main Street),
denton. An exhibit of some of her works will re-
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Educators from across
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Cortez to learn about
the history of the
community as part of a
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Cortez at crossroads


viewed by educators


By Paul Roat
"That which is learned in pleasure is never forgot-
ten," was the comment that seemed to rule the day in
Cortez last week.
A group of teachers from throughout Florida, plus
about 25 education foundation representatives, toured
the fishing village of Cortez to learn about life on the
water and docks and to better understand the sense of
community that prevails there.
The groups were there under the auspices of the
Florida Humanities Council as part of a program that
stresses making Florida "your home, not your address."
Mary Fulford Green, whose grandfather Capt.
Billy Fulford was the first settler of the village, and
Michael Jepson, a fishery cultural anthropologist with
the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and
the author of a biography of fishers in Cortez, served
as instructors for the seminar.
The program is a gift to teachers to allow them to
better understand the state and its myriad cultures.
Teachers and other educators accepted into the week-
long programs tour the state. Programs include media
ethics, Florida Indians, Asian religions, moral leader-
ship, Florida folk culture, Caribbean culture and the
1960s.
The educators were in Cortez through a program
called "What is this thing called work?"
Jepson said Cortezians have a strong sense of


community based on the shared background within the
village. Most of the pioneers of Cortez moved from the
same county in North Carolina in the 1890s, he said,
and through marriage have evolved into a interrelated
"family."
Cortez, Jepson said, offers a good example of what
he called "cultural resistance," a community that is
willing to fight the groundswell of change that is cata-
pulting all Floridians into rapid lifestyle changes.
Cortezians successfully fought battles to halt state plans
to replace the Cortez Bridge with a high, fixed-span
structure that would have split the community. The
village also successfully fought industrial development
along the waterfront, halting a boat manufacturer from
taking a large tract of bayfront land for a marina.
Jepson said the village, and all commercial gill net
fishers in Florida, lost the battle to change the state con-
stitution to ban the use of gill nets within coastal wa-
ters. In effect for almost two years now, the gill net ban
devastated the community and forced many third- and
fourth-generation fishers to change the way they pro-
vided for their families.
"There are conflicts now between recreational and
commercial fishers," Jepson said. "They used to work
along side each other, but now we're seeing major
impacts between the two groups on the water."
The groups had a walking tour of Cortez and a boat
tour aboard the Miss Cortez IX.


Exhibit celebrates the beach
Works by Holmes Beach artist Anne Abgott are part of the featured works in Island Gallery West's "Cel-
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Fishing the beach
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Summer is upon us along with the oppressively hot
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Combined with our humidity, you might want to
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At various times during this summer season snook,
redfish, trout, mackerel, bluefish and even tarpon will
be available to the beach-bound, boatless angler. These
fish will follow schools of bait into the swash channels
that are formed at the water's edge. These are deeper
holes dug along the shoreline by the constant currents
of the Gulf. Such channels can be very slight so be alert
- even a minor depth change can produce big fish.
One of the best ways to fish these spots is to wade
out past the beach-side channel where the water shal-
lows up on a sandbar. An angler can then cast back
toward shore where most of the fish will be.
Don't be surprised to find big fish right in the
breakers. The surf line is a favorite spot for predators
(especially snook) to lie in wait for smaller fish caught
up in the gyres of current created here. If a hook up
doesn't happen in a few minutes move down the beach
and slowly work the entire channel. The more area one
covers the better chance you have of hooking up with
a fish.
Snook are the main quarry of summer beach fish-
ermen. These fish must be released between June 1 and
August 31 due to their spawning season, but still pro-
vide a great challenge to catch-and-release fishers. The
beach is where the biggest snook of the year are to be


Holmes Beach to apply
The Holmes Beach City Council agreed to re-
quest a personal watercraft from the Yamaha Corp.
The company is making personal watercraft
available to law enforcement agencies and commu-


Idella Ferens
Idella Ferens, 98, of Bradenton, died July 4,
in the Shores Health Center, Bradenton.
Born in Union City, N.J., Mrs. Ferens came to
Manatee County in 1980 from Teaneck, N.J. She
was a homemaker. She was a Presbyterian.
She is survived by a son, Dean Wikoff of
Holmes Beach and Silver Bay, N.Y.; four grand-
children; and a great-grandchild.
A graveside service was held at Mansion
Memorial Park in Ellenton with the Rev. Garry
Miller officiating. Brown & Sons Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrangements.


found. The largest females move through the passes
and inlets and into beach side channels for most of the
summer months. They can top 20 pounds, so be ready
for a battle.
When water temperatures reach 80 degrees, large
schools of baitfish will congregate right at the shore-
line. These shinersas they are called locally, are the
prime bait for fishing the beach. They can be spotted
most times breaking the surface in groups that look
something like a small rainstorm. If they are not sur-
facing, shiners can still be found by looking for
flashes just below the waterline.
Almost any sized cast net will do for catching
these baitfish in the clear, shallow water of the gulf.
Shiners are also available for sale at most of the lo-
cal bait and tackle shops here on the island.
Artificials can work as well when fishing the
beach. Any jig, plug or spoon that imitates the action
of a shiner should produce with good results.
The best times to fish the beaches are early in the
morning and later in the evening, when most of the
traffic created by swimmers has subsided. In the
mornings the water can be extremely calm, affording
a better view of the denizens that lie below.
Since the water is so clear along the beach, light
tackle may be necessary to trick the fish into biting.
Eight- to 10-pound line should suffice and in the open
water will provide a great battle when hooked up to
a big fish.
Have fun and remember to check with local
tackle shops to find out about up-to-date regulations
and bag limits.


for personal watercraft
nities to help control reckless users who endanger
others.
The city must cover the costs of operation and
maintenance.


The Island Poet
Things on the Island are a lot different since yes-
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But all those changes are for the best I fear.
We've lost our small airport it's plain to see,
And gained a beautiful park with tennis that's
free.
And we have gained quite a few new stores,
And beautiful hotels that are lining our shores.
There have been a lot of changes since way back
when,
But the people are just as nice as they've always
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Getting to America after almost 40 years


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Nagoya, Japan, is a seaport city on an
inlet of the Pacific Ocean with a population
of more than 1.3 million people.
"On a little bit of land it is all built up
in big buildings," describes Akira Senga
who has lived in Nagoya all of his 57 years.
A far cry from Anna Maria Island or
even Anna Maria City, where Akira has just
spent a week as the guest of Margaret and
Col. Walter Jenkins Sr. and their oldest son,
Walter Jr., visiting from Gainesville.
This is Akira's first visit to America
after decades of dreaming. It is a reunion
with his American "family."
The colonel has headed to Sarasota to
get a duplicate made of a photograph Akira
has held onto for nearly four decades.
Margaret, Walt Jr. and Akira sit in the
living room of the home the Jenkins built in
1964 on the end of Chilson Avenue over-
looking Bimini Bay. There are artworks and
other memorabilia of the years spent in Ja-
pan.
Walt Sr. is retired from the U.S. Air
Force. He was stationed in Japan with his
wife and four children from 1956 to 1960.
Three of those years were in Nagoya in their
own Japanese home.
Neither Margaret, Walt nor Akira can
remember if it was '57 or '58 that they met,


but they remember the day. uontu ilL t
Margaret took the four Jenkins children
on an outing to the Nagoya Zoo. High school student
Akira had a part-time job as a ticket taker. He asked
Margaret's permission to take the children to see the
animals and then he visited their home.
He and Walt became fast friends. Together with
Akira's younger brothers and sisters, the Jenkins chil-
dren and the Sengas spent a lot of time together in
Nagoya over the next couple of years before the colo-


In the boyhood years before he became part of what he calls "the late '60s
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subways and setting off firecrackers. Akira remembers
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is still employed as a supervisor. He married
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From Tokyo in 1960 the Jenkinses went to
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And for all these years from the time the
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Walt a long-time radio/television pro-
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While Margaret and the colonel are still in
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in Japan, Akira is the only Japanese friend
with whom she still corresponds. There was
an elderly woman she wrote to in the '60s.
But at some point the responses ended, and
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"Mamasan" Margaret Jenkins displays the many Japanese gifts she's received from No. 4 "son Akira during
a reunion with his old friend Walt Jr. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


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His first impressions: "Very hot and very clear
water and sky." Above all, "Very happy to see old
friends."
Because of American television and movies, Akira
says America does not seem much different than he
expected. But as spread out as we are compared to Ja-
pan, "this is all on a bigger scale than I'm used to."
Akira has visited the Ringling Museum and some
of Walt's close friends at the Ringling School of Art,
they've been to St. Armands Circle and were off on a
boat trip to Egmont Key later that morning.
Walt explains that a round of golf in Japan costs
about 300 American dollars for one person.
"We were going to play here at our more declined
prices. But Akira saw how I play and said I was dan-
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Walt fingers his beard, sharing a smile with his old
friend. "Akira says I have air plants on my face."
None of the Jenkinses have been back to Japan
since they left in 1960. Walt says he knows "maybe 30
sentences in Japanese. Enough to get around town."
He and Akira share a nod and another smile.
"I plan on going back," says Walt. "It's my turn
now."
In the meantime, Akira is looking forward to cop-
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Quarterly meeting set for
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basic concepts of on-line services and marketing con-
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For information, call the alliance at 721-0405.
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Stride pianist Judy Carmichael's trio will perform
at the Jazz Club of Sarasota members' concert on Sun-
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iE PAGE 14 A JULY 11, 1996 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Railroad men merge in 11 -year project


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
"In all the history of railroading in America since
the commencement of the construction of that first rail-
road in 1828, Bill Brosnan stands out as the ablest,
most unselfish and farsighted leader and railroad opera-
tor that the railroad industry ever produced."
Those words, by the Hon. Walter R. McDonald,
past chairman and long-term member of the Georgia
Public Service Commission, are found on the back
cover of a soon-to-be-published, two-volume biogra-
phy titled "Brosnan: The Railroads' Messiah."
The author is Charles Morgret of Holmes Beach.
Morgret spent 42 years in the railroad industry, retir-
ing to Anna Maria Island in 1981.
Brosnan is the reason Morgret was originally intro-
duced to the Island back in the early 1960s. The details
of Brosnan's powerful place in 20th century railroad
history and his personal life have been the source of 11
years of "retirement work" for Morgret and his wife,
Dorothy.
Morgret says the 1,277-page biography is "the
work of a lifetime truly a labor of love."
Dennis William (Bill) Brosnan Jr. (1903-1985)
rose up in the ranks of the Southern Railway Co. over
four decades starting in 1926. From his first job as a
section foreman, to his years as an operations execu-
tive, culminating in his role as president and chief ex-
ecutive officer from 1962-1967, Brosnan made a mark.
From technology advances and management inno-
vations through his U.S. Supreme Court challenges that
ultimately resulted in the railroad industry's remaining
under private ownership and operation, Morgret says
Brosnan was "the top railroad man of his time" and can
be credited with saving the railroad industry.
"Right now railroads are hauling more than ever
and are enjoying more success than ever," says
Morgret. Brosnan's "vital role" is packed with lessons
of interest not only for those in the railroad industry,
feels the author, but for the whole transportation indus-
try, the entire business community and all business-
school students.
Morgret is also a self-made man and it's no won-


Railroad giant Bill
Brosnan was associated
with the Island for 18
years, beginning with
the construction of the
"Lay-By," a private,
corporate resort at the
end of White Avenue.
Islander Photos:
Cynthia Finn


der that he was drawn to study another highly moti-
vated achiever.
A Depression-era native of Berkeley Springs,
W.Va., Morgret left home for Washington, D.C., at the
age of 17. He lost three jobs in a row because of his age
then landed a job as messenger with the Association of
American Railroads (AAR).
"I had been literally hungry all my life," Morgret
recalls. "If you got ajob, you worked hard to keep it. I
worked my tail off and worked my way up over the
years. I never felt that the hardship I encountered as a
child was a detriment to me."
Except for U.S. Army service during World War
II and the Korean War, Morgret stayed with the AAR
for 23 years, working last as the manager of public and
special services. He earned a bachelor's degree from
George Washington University and a master's from
American University, all at night.
In 1962 the same man who had hired Morgret as
the AAR messenger, Bernard Young, brought Morgret
over to Southern Railway where he spent the last 18
years of his railroad career, serving as director of pub-
lic relations.
The first five of those years, Brosnan was South-
ern president and CEO.
"Of course, his reputation in the industry preceded
that time," says the author. "I always knew I would
write his biography."


The Island connection
At the end of White Avenue in Holmes Beach is a
Gulffront property some refer to as "the railroad.
house."
It's official name is the "Lay-By" and it was built
by Southern Railway under Brosnan's presidency in
the early '60s. The 13 spacious units were part of
Southern's marketing program, a place, says Morgret,
to entertain "anybody and everybody who could be
useful. That was just part of the way he did business."
Today the "Lay-By" remains privately owned by
the merged Norfolk Southern Corp. and is primarily for
the use of employees and their families as a resort.
The Morgrets were among the first to visit the
"Lay-By" and that is how they discovered Anna Maria
Island. They were not alone.
"Brosnan is the reason a lot of people have moved
here," says Morgret. "He was that kind of guy. He did
things in a big way and he attracted a lot of followers."
Brosnan also built a personal Gulffront home at the
end of Peppertree Lane north of the "Lay-By" which
he occupied fulltime for a while. The home was sold in
1978.
Morgret sits in the living room of his own home
overlooking Tampa Bay. "Next to marrying Dottie (his
wife of 34 years), being here is the best thing that ever
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RAILROAD, FROM PAGE 14

happened," he says.
He holds the fourth major revision of the Brosnan
"twins," which is dedicated to his wife for her assis-
tance throughout the 11-year process. He talks of inter-
viewing more than 200 people and sifting through "just
about every imaginable resource" case upon case of
personal and professional files.
"There was this wealth of material in one huge
mess," Morgret says of the early stages of his work. "It
took a long time to organize."
Of the length of time devoted to the project,
Morgret remarks that a New York Times article says
that 15 years is about average for the first major biog-
raphy of anyone. This is the first biography of Brosnan.
Morgret doesn't think it will be the last.
The volumes will be published by Vantage Press,
a subsidy publisher Morgret chose for its marketing
resources. He and his wife are planning a "coming out"
party when the printed books are in hand. He already
has pages of prepaid orders for the biography based on
one notice in a Norfolk Southern newsletter.
Morgret's railroad career included decades of writ-
ing and he has been a frequent contributor to periodi-

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cals, encyclopedias and yearbooks, serving also as ad-
visory railroad editor for "Encyclopedia Americana"
and "Webster's International Dictionary." But not un-
til retirement did he undertake a project of this scale.
Is there another biography in his future?
Morgret smiles. "Dottie says she'll divorce me if
I do this again."


MCC offers short
courses for everyone
A fishing course will kick off a diverse schedule
of classes to be offered in July by Manatee Commu-
nity College in Bradenton.
"Fishing with Guy DeBlasio" will meet on Tues-
day and Thursday, July 9 and 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.
This course will teach you about local salt water
fishing.
"Simplified Chord Approach to Piano" will be
held on Saturday, July 13, 9 to noon. Learning how
to think positively and act with confidence will be
available on the same day during "Emotional En-
ergy: The Pizzazz for Living" class from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m., as will "PONDering 101: Water Gardening
Basis" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A course for adults will meet on Mondays, July
15 through August 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. where
subjects such as skin care, makeup, and wardrobing
will be covered.
For cost and registration information, call the
college at 755-1511, ext. 4203.


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Olympic glow
Islanders who made the trek to Bradenton and
Sarasota for the Olympic torch relay reported the
event was "inspiring." The flame which began in
March in Olympia, Greece, was relayed on Indepen-
dence Day from St. Petersburg.
Corey Woods said she was interviewed at the
torch relay by a newsman from WSBV-TV channel
40. "The torch was the most inspiring thing I've ever
seen." She had goose bumps just telling me about it.
"The TV reporter was gorgeous. The most gorgeous
man I've ever seen. I was thrilled."
Another reveler echoed her sentiments re-
garding the relay. He too was inspired. "It was the
most inspiring thing I've ever seen," he said.
When asked what he was inspired to, he said,
"Sports. I thought about doing gymnastics but there
was no place to do that," he said jokingly. His cel-
ebrating led him instead to a six-pack of Molson.
"You were so inspired by the Olympic moment
you bought Canadian beer?"
"I thought about that for a moment, but I said
what the heck, it's great beer."
All in all, everyone said the crowds were huge
along the relay route for as far as they could see and
they all said it was inspiring a thrill of a lifetime.
I will say, the pedestal and flame looked awe-
some as it was ferried on the back of a 70-foot sail-
boat I saw crossing the bay from Tampa to St. Pe-
tersburg on TV. But TV was as close to the crowds
as I wanted to get.
Unfortunately, Olympic flame celebrations (and

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rain) dampened the spirits at a few Island Fourth of
July parties. The lack of enthusiasm for Island events
can only be attributed to picnics and festivals asso-
ciated with the torch relay.
The Olympics begin on July 19 in Atlanta and if
we look on the optimistic side there won't be a
torch relay next year just folks looking for a re-
peat of a great holiday.
Jim Taylor was barely able to weather out a 15-
minute fireworks display at the Beach House in
Bradenton Beach on Wednesday, July 3, to the dis-
appointment of many.
With Taylor's barge and boat washed up in
Bradenton Beach and the waves and wind still run-
ning high it left little question or doubt that the
Sandbar restaurant's display of pyrotechnics would
be cancelled on the Fourth.


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Bill Zoller, ofAnna Maria,
took to the piano on stage at
the Privateers' Fourth of
July party at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center
when the band quit and
entertained the crowd
with a concert-quality
performance. Bill, age 15,
has studied music and piano
since he was 6 or 7 and
plays a lot for his own
pleasure, according to his
dad, Jack. Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood






The afternoon party put on by the Privateers in-
doors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
however, went off as usual. There was lots of fun
and music, lots of good barbecue, and plenty of Is-
land friends to share it all with.

Futures for sale
The Fourth of July week-
end officially kicked off -
"sales" of a new
fundraising campaign at : '- -
the Community Center.
The Center's capital -
campaign for $49,000 to re-
place flooring in the gym is
STIR IS CONTINUED ON PAGE 17


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16
appropriately deemed "Let's Step On It" to em-
phasize the urgent need of a low-risk gym floor be-
fore fall sports programs get underway.
The unique campaign allows contributors to pur-
chase one square foot of the future floor for just $5.
Just $15 gets you a bleacher seat and a square foot
of floor and for just $25 you get a spot on stage, a
seat in the bleachers and the square foot of floor.
Contact the Center at 778-1908 to make your
purchase. It's an investment in the future of Island
youth that we can all afford.

Time for Sammy
Need your chipper straightened? Your putter re-
gripped? Then you might consider pitching in for
Sammy 'til he can give you a hand with your clubs.
Sam Allen has been unable to repair a n d
build golf clubs since suffering a
stroke last February.
Neighbors of Allen's busi-
ness, Tee to Green Golf Shop in
the Island Shopping Center, and
plenty of friends have banded to-
gether to raise money to help Allen
this weekend.
The benefit party is from noon to 6 p.m. on Sun-
day, July 14, at D.Coy Ducks Bar and Grille in the
same center as Tee to Green at the corner of Marina
and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Steve Lardas and his


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family, owners of D.Coy, are donating their location
for the party and a generous percentage of Ducks' to-
tal sales during the event.
Nita Saidoo has collected lots of prizes from gen-
erous Island merchants for raffle ticket sales and some
area golf courses have pitched in with prizes as well.
The fixin's for a spaghetti dinner are being pro-
vided by Ron Kilner, owner of
Peaches Ice Cream & Deli next
door to Tee to Green, and
Stanley Kryszczuk is cooking up
his "famous-recipe" spaghetti and
meatballs.
Frankie Gunn and the Persuaders will be on
hand to liven things up musically. The Privateers
have promised to appear with their controversial
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Celebrating


90 y


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Island daughter earns
music internship
Tina Buckley of Bloomington, Ill., a senior music
major at Illinois State University, is the first recipient
of the Samuel and Beth Braden internship at Illinois
State University at Normal, Ill.
Buckley will gain hands-on experience in assisting
the manager of Braden Auditorium, Cassandra Center,
in the marketing and management of entertainment
events and the facility. She also will receive academic
credit for the internship.
Buckley, daughter of Mike Buckley of Anna Maria
Island, has been involved in music since the age of five
in choirs and playing piano and violin.

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Happy birthday to
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celebrated his 90th on
July 1. A native of New
Castle, Pa., Patton was
dean of agriculture at
Pennsylvania State
University for 30 years,
retiring to Anna Maria
Island 21 years ago.
Islander Photo: Courtesy


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 2, trespass, 800 block of North Shore. The
complainant reported two male subjects sleeping in a
house under construction. Both were given trespass
warnings.
July 2, burglary to an automobile, 700 block of
Fern. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle and removed a cassette recorder.
July 3, burglary, 500 block of South Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown entered the
residence and removed items.

Bradenton Beach
June 29, grand theft auto, 200 block of Gulf Drive
North. The complainant reported he gave his van to the
subject to test drive prior to purchase and the subject
did not return.
July 2, theft, 200 block of Gulf Drive South. The
complainant reported she went swimming and left her
camera in a bag on the beach. It was gone when she
returned.

Holmes Beach
June 28, damage, 100 block of 52nd Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown scratched her
vehicle while it was parked behind her apartment.
June 28, Baker Act, 200 block of 70th Street. The
complainant reported the subject took approximately
50 acetaminophen pills. He was placed in custody un-
der the Baker Act and transported to the hospital.
June 30, battery, 6300 block of Holmes Boule-
vard. The complainant reported two subjects fighting.
The officer told them to come to the police department
after sobering up if they wished to file charges.
June 30, damage, 8105 Gulf Drive, Haley's Mo-
tel. The complainant reported two subjects rented an
apartment and after they left he found a large mirror
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Libby dances into our hearts
Libby Kline, 7, of Anna Maria, continues to capture
the hearts of Islanders with her courageous, positive
attitude in her fight against T-cell lymphoma. Her
mother Lorie reports that Libby has three more
months ahead of chemotherapy followed by a year of
monthly visits to All Children's Hospital. "We're
really pleased with her progress," says Lorie. Libby,
who will enter second grade at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School, is also the daughter of Larry Kline of
Holmes Beach and the granddaughter of Milly and
Bob Leonard ofAnna Maria. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Lorie Kline.


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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 18


and picture frame broken, damage to an air condition-
ing wall plate, extension cords pulled from appliances,
the cord to the cable box broken and attempts to break
the cable box. Damages were $225.
The officer noted that another officer had re-
sponded to a disturbance call regarding the same two
subjects earlier in the evening but had seen no damage.
June 30, traffic, 7700 block of Palm Drive. The
officer stopped the subject for excessive speed and
observed the subject throw items out of the vehicle.
The officer recovered numerous beer bottles, still cold
and partly full, and one broken bottle. He issued a ci-
tation for littering and a warning for excessive speed.
July 1, lost property a rubber mask, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
July 2, domestic battery, 2700 block of Gulf
Drive. While ejecting the victim from the apartment,
the subject pushed the victim into a wood post lying on
the ground and it tore out a section of her nose, said the
report. The subject reportedly kicked the victim in the
head while she was on the ground. The subject was
placed in custody. The victim refused EMS assistance
because she did not want stitches on her face.
July 4, disturbance, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer responded to a report
of a fight and found one subject with a bloody nose and
one who appeared very angry. Neither would talk to the

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Pair charged
Lori A. Stapleton, 30, of Bradenton Beach, and
Thomas R. Stockman, 40, of Tampa were arrested
by Bradenton Beach police June 30. Stapleton was
charged with possession of cocaine, possession of
paraphernalia and resisting without violence. Stock-
man was charged with resisting without violence.
According to the report, after pulling into the
parking lot of Key West Willy's, Officer Charles
Sloan was advised by witnesses that two subjects
were sitting in a Jeep, possibly involved in a drug
deal. As Sloan approached the Jeep, he observed
Stapleton handing a small bag of what appeared to
be cocaine to Stockman.
When Stapleton saw Sloan, she closed her hand
and tried to put the bag behind her back, then in her

officer and both left the beach.
July 4, disturbance, 74th Street beach. The officer
on patrol heard a disturbance on the beach and found
fireworks exploding and a large group of subjects yell-
ing at each other. Most of the subjects were intoxicated
and accused others of hitting and pushing each other,
he noted.
One subject who would not calm down was placed
in custody. The officer told the others they could press


in drug bust
pants. Sloan ordered her to stop and grabbed her
arms but she resisted his attempts to get the bag.
At this point, Stockman began to leave the
scene and Sloan chased and caught him. After
struggling with Stockman, Sloan handcuffed him.
Sloan then saw Stapleton try to put something
in the Jeep and yelled at a witness to stop her. The
witness brought her to Sloan who handcuffed her,
with the help of another officer who arrived on the
scene.
Sloan searched the jeep and found the plastic
bag on the floor inside the driver's door. He
searched Stapleton and found two syringes, one
full and one empty, and a spoon. He searched
Strockman but found no drugs.

charges after they sobered up, but he advised them to
talk about the problem and try to make up as they are
all neighbors. They agreed.
July 5, DWLS, 4700 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer stopped the subject for turning onto Gulf Drive
in front of the patrol car and violating the officer's right
of way. A check of the subject's license revealed it was
suspended. The officer issued a warning for the traffic
violation and a summons for the suspended license.


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Island sharks; a place cooler than Duffy's?


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Mick Gast of Holmes Beach is becoming quite the
celebrity in this year's Mote Marine Shark Census. Last
Sunday Gast was featured in a Miami Herald article,
and that's just the beginning.
Still to come are planned features by two Tampa-
area television stations and a piece in the local daily
mullet wrapper.
Gast, who's caught 66 sharks in this year's census
as of Sunday night, planned to spend all day Monday
on the water, too. The annual Mote event wraps up this
week.
Most of Gast's catches this year have been small
blacknose sharks, ranging from 18 to 48 inches. "Those
are the kind Mote wants to tag this year," he told me
Sunday. "Last year I caught mostly blacktips ranging
from 30 to 54 inches."
This is Gast's fourth year in the contest, and while
winning the $2,500 first prize would be nice, Gast says
he does it because, "I believe in what Mote is doing."
Over the past eight years nearly 4,000 sharks have
been caught, tagged and released alive in the annual
event.

Reef Reacher decision delayed
Coast Guard officials in Tampa are still review-
ing a decision by the Coast Guard Safety Office re-
garding the charter boat Reef Reacher. Since the file
is still open, officials cannot discuss the matter and
will only say they hope the decision will be an-
nounced soon.
The case involves-written complaints by three cli-
ents who chartered the Reef Reacher last March for an
offshore fishing trip. The three claim they were endan-
gered and never received their fish.
Further complicating the situation, Capt. Roy
Salgado of the Reef Reacher took nearly 3,000 copies
of The Islander Bystander from display racks on the
Island as a protest of our reporting the story. He later
returned the papers upon request of Publisher Bonner
Presswood.
We'll let you know the Coast Guard's decision on
the charter boat matter just as soon as it's released.

Freedom grounded
We can't blame President Clinton for this one, but
you might say he had a hand in it.
The President released a young bald eagle nick-
Snamed Freedom in Maryland last week, and before he
even finished his Fourth of July speech extolling the
comeback of our national symbol, four ospreys had
knocked it out of the sky. Wildlife officials say the
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Apparently the three-year-old female eagle had
spent the last three months in a shelter recovering from
earlier injuries. That's where she is again, this time
with a slightly injured wing.
Nobody seems to know what caused the attack, but
speculation is that the eagle unwittingly overflew some
osprey nests and apparently, there's never been any
love lost between ospreys (sometimes called fish
hawks) and eagles.
Freedom should be ready to try it again in about
two weeks, according to the vet treating her.

Cooler than Duffy's?
We've got Duffy's here on the Island, and most


By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
June 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 25-foot sailboat dragging
its anchor near the Ringling Bridge. A Coast Guard
vessel responded and anchored the boat.
June 28, Boarding. A 28-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The operator received
a written warning for not having garbage or oil pollu-
tion placards on board.
June 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 28-foot power
boat near Bean Point. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
38081043 responded and towed the boat to safe moor-
ings.
June 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 30-foot power boat
aground in Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary ves-
sel 26084231 responded, removed the people from the
boat and transported them to a marina.
June 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 31-foot power boat
aground in Big Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
26084231 responded to assist, but the vessel refloated
itself without incident.
June 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 20-foot power boat
aground in Big Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
26084231 responded and assisted in the boat's refloat-
ing.
June 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 32-foot sailing vessel
navigating in a disoriented fashion off Venice Inlet. A
Good Samaritan escorted the boat into port while Sta-
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of us think it's the greatest spot in the world for a
burger and beer. But South Africa has baobab trees
- at least one of them so big it has a bar inside.
At 154 feet around, South Africa's second larg-
est baobab tree (the one with the bar inside) will
hold more than 50 people. Fitted out with benches,
a bar with five stools, plumbing, electricity and
draft beer, the tree can rented for private functions
at $60 an evening.
It does not, however, have air conditioning or
burgers.
And for those reasons I'm sticking with Duffy's
- not to mention the fact that Duffy's is closer.
See you next week.


June 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 33-foot sailboat adrift near
the Ringling Bridge. A Coast Guard vessel responded
and anchored the vessel.
June 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 16-foot power boat tak-
ing on water off the north side of Egmont Key. A Coast
Guard vessel responded and assisted the owner in de-
watering the vessel, which safely returned to port.
June 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a vessel 15 miles off
Bean Point of a passenger suffering an apparent heart
attack. A Coast Guard vessel, helicopter and two Good
Samaritans responded and assisted in transporting the
victim onto the helicopter, which transported the pa-
tient to Tampa General Hospital. The patient was diag-
nosed as having suffered a mild heart attack.
June 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 20-foot power
boat near the North Coquina Boat Ramp. A commer-
cial salvage company responded and towed the vessel
to safe moorings while Station Cortez assisted in com-
munications.
June 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 15-foot power
boat 10 miles west of Egmont Key. A commercial sal-
vage company responded and towed the vessel to safe
moorings while Station Cortez assisted in communica-
tions.
June 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report from a 24-foot sailboat that was having
difficulty in mooring. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
26084231 responded and assisted.
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Big snook, bigger reds abound right now


By Capt. Mike Heistand
It's the time of year when just about everything
seems to be going right for fishers. Catch-and-re-
lease snook are thick in the backwaters, as are reds
and trout. Tarpon are still rolling in the surf off the
beaches, and grouper, snapper and sharks are farther
offshore.
Jack at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching large redfish, black drum,
black grouper, sharks and catch-and-release snook.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trips averaged 50 head of Key West
grunts, sand perch and sea bass. The six-hour trips
averaged 65 head of Key West grunts, lane snapper
and red grouper. The nine-hour trips averaged 100
head of mangrove snapper, Key West grunts, lane
snapper, triggerfish and some large red grouper.


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Employees of Columbia Blake Medical Center
in Bradenton, Fox-Tuck and Harlow will be among
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Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said shrimp
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fishers are doing well on reds and flounder in the back-
water.
Capt. Mark Bradow has done well with sharks
during the day sight-casting on the bulkhead off the
north end of the Island. Other action he's had this week
includes trout on the flats and some huge jacks on
sandy bottoms.
On my boat Magic we've been catching five or six
sharks every trip out at night. During the day, reds are
coming on strong on the lower tides. We're also catch-
ing some 24-inch trout and a few mangrove snapper.
Capt. Tom Chaya has been catching lots of small


COAST LINES, FROM PAGE 20
June 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a capsized 16-foot sail-
boat near the Ringling Bridge. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary vessel 26084231 responded but was unable
to locate the vessel. The call was judged to have
been a false alarm.
June 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a 58-foot commer-
cial fishing vessel with a crewman who had suf-
fered a severe cut on his hand. A Coast Guard ves-
sel and a Florida Marine Patrol unit responded and
transported the victim to a waiting ambulance at
Coquina Boat Ramp.
July 1, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from Coast Guard Group St.
Petersburg of a 29-foot sailboat overdue from
Mexico. Station Cortez conducted communications
checks with all local waterfront restaurants, marinas
and bridges with negative sightings of the boat.
July 1, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded at Coquina Boat Ramp. The operator re-
ceived a written warning for not having a visual
distress signal on board.
July 1, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a vessel in distress off
Stump Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
32086072 responded to what turned out to be a


snook and some very big reds, and notes there are still
plenty of tarpon out there.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's been getting a lot of
catch-and-release snook, some very large reds and
plenty of small sharks at night.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook and reds have been
his best bets, with snook releases topping 40 inches and
reds mostly over the size limit.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said fishers should
target redfish inshore and grouper in the Gulf. He said
he's heard reports of triggerfish, cobia and mangrove
snapper being caught. Artificial reef action is particu-
larly hot right now, he added.
Good luck and good fishing.


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July 1, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 19-foot power boat
overdue from Coquina Boat Ramp. A Coast Guard
vessel and helicopter responded, and the helicopter
located the vessel 20 miles off Big Pass. The Coast
Guard boat towed the vessel to a safe mooring.
July 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled pontoon boat
off Sister Keys. A Coast Guard boat responded, but
a Good Samaritan had the boat under tow when the
Coast Guard vessel arrived.
July 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two people in the wa-
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sel was en route, the reporting source called back
to state the people were snorkeling.
July 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a personal watercraft
adrift in Tampa Bay. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded, but the owner had the vessel in tow when
the Coast Guard boat arrived on scene.
July 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 27-foot sailboat
aground and taking on water in Big Pass. A Coast
Guard vessel, commercial towing company and a
unit of the Sarasota Marine Police responded. The
commercial salvor refloated the boat and towed it
to a safe mooring.


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Island transactions
600 Manatee West, Holmes Beach, 128 Westbay
Cove, a 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath ground floor condo built
in 1974, was sold 5/15/96, Freedom Village to Gardner,
for $114,000; list $129,900.
6006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 212 Playa
Encantada, a 1,275 sfla 2bed/2bath elevated condo
built in 1980, was sold 5/15/96, Gyenes to Palmitier,
for $155,000; list $178,000.
6311 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, North Beach Vil-
lage, a 1,206 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car townhouse built in
1988 on its own lot, was sold 5/15/96, English to


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7805 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground level
1,332 sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1958 on an irregu-
lar-shaped lot, was sold 5/16/96, Goonan to Conoly, for
$110,000; list $122,500.
102 48th St., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront complex
of two buildings with 660 sfla lbed/lbath/3cp built in
1940 and 2,400 sfla 4bed/2bath/lcar built in 1970 on
a 200x100 lot, was sold 5/30/96, Schneck to Talbott,
for $275,000; list unknown.
126 Hammock, Anna Maria, an elevated canalfront
home of fairly new construction, a huge three-story
affair, 86x118 lot, was sold 5/16/96, Herbst to
Gustashaw, for $330,000; list unknown.
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Bay, a second-story 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1978, was sold 5/24/96, Knowles to Knecht, for
$104,000; list $110,000.
2200 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach, a ground level
1655 sfla 3bed/2bath/3car home built in 1957 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 5/23/96, Barreda to Schultz, for
$133,000; list unknown.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, #30 Anna Maria
Island Club, an elevated Gulffront 2bed/2bath
1,000sfla condo built in 1984, was sold 5/31/96,
Greenway to Vail, for $184,500; list unknown.
510 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront ground
level 1,400 sfla 2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1962 on
a 60x85 lot, was sold 5/29/96, Akins to Tilton, for
$269,000; list $350-325,000.
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REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 22

North, a Gulffront 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1972, was sold 5/31/96, Day to Barnes, for $160,000,
list unknown.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, #20 5400 Gulf
Drive condo, an 800 sfla lbed/lbath unit built in 1971,
was sold 5/24/96/ Cummins to Anderson, for $80,000;
list $89,000.
6300 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, 96 Shell Point, a
1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1973, was sold 5/
29/96, Mason to Knopp, for $104,000; list unknown.
1301 Bay Dr. N, Bradenton Beach, 3-A Bay
Watch, an elevated bayfront 1,079 sfla 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1982, was sold 6/4/96, Bauman to Reetz,
for $145,000; list $155,000.
147 Crescent, Anna Maria, a ground level 1,761
sfla 3bed/lbath/lcp home built in 1953 on one of two
lots, each measuring approximately 45x130x65x131,
was sold 6/4/96, Cox to Callahan, for $178,000; list
$215,000-199,000-182,500.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 293 Runaway
Bay, a bayfront 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1978, was sold 6/5/96 Herman to Mattern, for


$123,500; list unknown.
210 54th St., Holmes Beach, a two-story 3,912 sfla
4bed/3bath/3car duplex built in 1952/89 on a 112x106
lot, was sold 6/7/96, Woods to Lovett, for $145,000;
list $175,000.
2201 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a ground level
bay front 1,400 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1951
on a 100x180 lot, was sold 6/3/96, Ramazzotto to
Nammacher, for $260,000; list $275,000.
2501 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 202 Beach Plaza,
an upstairs 708 sfla 2bed/lbath condo (with offices
below) built in 1981, was sold 6/4/96, Weaver to
Sinclair, for $62,000; list 77,900.
35 Seaside Court, Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens,
a ground-level attached canalfront 1,300 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcp home built in 1963 on a 24x100 lot, was sold
5/30/96, Bieker to Johnson, for $116,000; list
$125,000.
3701 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 8B Sunbow
Bay I, an attached elevated townhouse condo of 2,300
sfla with 4bed/3bath/lcp built in 1977, was sold 6/3/96,
Splawn to Oxendine, for $150,000; list unknown.
3704 6th Ave., Holmes Beach, 7 Beachview of
Manatee II, an elevated 1.160 sfla 2bed/2bath condo


built in 1984, was sold 5/28/96, Buba to McCabe, for
$95,000; list $105,000.
405 73rd St., Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,800 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1995 on a 99x85 lot, was
sold 6/4/96, Pear to Komor, for $217,000; list
$223,000.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 230 Island Village
(222 Bldg F), an elevated 1,478 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1981, was sold 6/4/96, Tiesler to Irion, for
$107,000; list $119,500.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 201 Bridgeport,
an elevated 1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was
sold 6/6/96, Pringle to Henry, for $95,200; list unknown.
622 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,714 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built
in 1969 on a 100x115 lot, was sold 6/4/96, Ryder to
Jacquin, for $250,000; list unknown.
6250 Holmes Blvd, 32 North Beach Village, an
elevated attached townhouse condo of 1,536 sfla with
3bed/2bath/2car built in 1990, was sold 6/5/96, Corsi
to Glode, for $172,500; list unknown.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
stander. 1996.


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MVP LISTING
BAYFRONT TRIPLEX WITH

B '.i(. dated three one bedroom units.
Within walking distance of Gulf,
shopping and restaurants. Seller
will entertain offers between
$300,000 $370,000. #CH61612.
SCarol Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
Multi-Million $ Club
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist


MVP LISTING 3BR/3BA. Beautiful bay sunsets with
sailboat water in Terra Ceia. Ceramic tile flooring
throughout. Spacious kitchen, elegant master suite with
jacuzzi tub and separate shower, and fireplace in living
area. Seller will entertain offers between $330,000 -
$410,000. Call Karin Stephan, eves. 388-1267.
MVP LISTING: MARTINIQUE ... Enjoy spectacular
sunsets, Gulf breezes and relaxing moments in the
2BR/2BA direct Gulffront unit. One car garage and ex-
tra storage. #13122. Sellerwill entertain offers between
$140,000- $170,000. Call Carol S. Heinze, 778-7246.


ANNA MARIA... Bayfront 3BR/2BA home with clear
views of Tampa Bay. #DY13518. $329,000.
ANNA MARIA ... canalfront 4BR/3BA custom built
home with boat dock. Many extras. $249,000.
MVP LISTING. Bay access 3BR/3BA across from
Sarasota Bay with view of Bay, Islands. Must see in-
terior to appreciate. Seller will entertain offers be-
tween $140,000- $170,000. #TDY2.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427


Karin Stephan
REALTOR* 1M
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766
Pager#
215-5556
Fax: 941- 778-3035


PALMA SOLA
Beautifully maintained contemporary
home, 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings.
Berber carpet, inground pool and lushly
landscaped and private fenced yard.
Sprinkler system, fruit trees and large
lanai. $149,000. #KS11761.


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CANALFRONT HOME
Beautifully maintained 3BR/2.5BA home
in Longboat Key. Fruit trees, pool, located
on canal with Bay access. Carpet and ter-
razzo floors, tile roof and screened court-
yard. #KS13327. $295,000.


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PARADISE
Luxury living Beautiful Gulffront condo
with panoramic view of beach and Anna
Maria's spectacular sunsets. Heated
pool and spa. 2BD/2BA #KS58991.
$299,000.


WESTWINX
Exclusive residenil Ilont complex.
First floor, I it R/2BA. Bright
and cheerllwc community pool.
Walk to bea #KS67250. $179,900.


ANNA MARIA
Key West style custom-
built house under con-
struction. 3 large bed-
rooms, cathedral ceil-
ings, screened porch, 2
car attached garage and
a pool. Buy now and se-
lect your finishing
touches. #KS12245.
$279,000.


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PERICO BAY UB
Splendid views otool n Palma Sola
Bay from be Jl uJi ondo! Large 3
bedroom, 2 I ^arage. Excellent con-
dition through out! Lots of storage space &
many upgrades. Security gate (24 hour),
elegant pool, tennis, clubhouse. Very mo-
tivated seller! $186,000. #KS59052.







KEY ROYALE DRIVE
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with fire-
place, large living room, storm shutters,
lush landscaping, fruit trees, pool and canal
with boat dock. #KS63811. $395,000.


48 CONDOS
IN TERRA CEIA BAY
GOLF & TENNIS CLUB.
2BR/2BA & 3BR/2BA starting at
$112,500 $155,000 on 8th
floor. Outstanding view over
Bay to Skyway Bridge. Fantas-
tic boating & fishing water.
Make reservations now.


BAYFRONT HOME
Extraordinary residence with family
room with fireplace, grand. European
kitchen with bay views in every direc-
tion. Elevator from multi-car garage.
Screened pool, spa and deck area.
#KS66278. $895,000.


GULF BEACH PLACE
Fabulous views, steps to white sandy
beach. 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished.
#KS68414. $179,900.


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HARBOUR TOWNE
Totally updated, new carpet and tile. Mir-
rored foyer wall, combination family room/
kitchen. 50' dock out your back door with no
bridges to Bay. Community pool, spa, ten-
nis and clubhouse. #KS67542. $235,000.


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TERRA CEIA SAILBOAT WATER
Open Bay views and beautiful sunsets from
this 3BR/3BA plus den. Elegant master
suite, spacious eat in kitchen, fireplace,
white ceramic in 2,826 sq. ft. of living area.
#15424. Seller will entertain offers between
$330,000 $410,000.


SILK OAK CONDO...2BR/2BA Close
to everything in Bradenton. Offered at
MVP. Seller will entertain offers be-
tween 45,000 to 55,000. #14086.
DUPLEX... 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA,
one block to beach. Long term ten-
ants. #KS13934. $159,000.
DUPLEX... 2BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA,
close to the beach. Too good to
pass up. #KS13892. $110,000.


HOME... 2BR/2BA w/built-in
jacuzzi. Privacy fence & fruit trees.
#KS13913. $159,000.
TRIPLEX... 3BR/1.5BA, 2BR/1BA,
efficiency. Covered parking & deck
on the Gulf. #KS14087. $750,000.
TRIPLEX... 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/
1BA close to the beach excellent
rental history. #KS13966. $159,900.


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NEED AVON? Call Nancy for your free brochure &
samples. 779-2154.
THREE ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS. Good condi-
Stion. All installation equipment included. $300 OBO.
383-2523.
BREATHING PROBLEMS? "Living Air" purifiers of-
fer relief to those suffering from allergies, asthma,
sinus headaches or respiratory problems. "We are
the solution to your in-door air pollution." For a free
trial demonstration call: Bud Krueger, Independent
distributor, Alpine Industries at (941) 747-4490.
3 SOFAS, 1 with matching rocker and ottoman. Also
sleeper. All excellent condition. End tables, coffee
table, rocking chair. $15 $300. 778-1980.
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.


GARAGE SALE Sat., July 13, 8 ? Household
goods, some furniture, clothes, etc. 317 Spring Ave.,
Anna Maria.


THANK YOU ST. JUDE for intercessions with Sacred
Heart of Jesus. For your request say the following 9
times for nine days and promise publication: "May the
Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and
preserved throughout the world, now and forever.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for me."
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale. You pay only
$10 plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Ma-
rina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978.











GULFVIEWS!
2BR/2BA nearly new elevated home is close to
the Gulf in Holmes Beach. This home features
2 master suites with extra large baths and nice
views of the Gulf. Many upgrades including
Pella windows and tile floors. Must be seen to
be appreciated! Reduced to $159,000.
Call Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.

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


"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
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5404
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (between D.Coy
Ducks and Chez Andre restaurants), Holmes Beach.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
FREE 2 1/2 MO OLD black and white kitty. Very
classy! Needs special hugs and attention. Call the
"Critter Sitter" at 778-6000.
FREE GOLDFISH one inch to two inches. Beautiful
baby goldfish need a home. Call 778-4724.


1977 FORD STATION WAGON runs good, looks
great. Has some problems. Offers. 778-4730.
1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. 5L, V8,
original paint, exceptional condition. 51,000 miles.
Parade boots, loaded. $8,995. 779-1049 or (513)
891-9703.

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.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.



JULIE McCLURE

Ii Estate And
V Household
AW. Sales

S Antique And
4 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


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
SIXTEEN FOOT DAYSAILOR for sail. Excellent con-
dition. New sails. With trailer $1,200, without $950.
Call Scott at 778-9538.
SAILBOAT 8' WING SAILER. One of a kind. Yellow,
red & blue. Comes with extra wing sail. Cost $2,800
new, sell for $900. 779-2093.
1989 DOLPHIN FUNBOAT, seats three. Set up for
tubing or fishing. 35 hp. Nissan outboard. Wide eye
sonar depth/fish finder. Custom paint & graphics.
With trailer. Must see to believe. $2,500. 779-2093.
30 FT. CLASSIC ANTIQUE motor yacht. Florida cer-
tified survey $15,000 without classic value. 6 cylinder
diesel, new wiring, new hull restorations & transom,
central heat & A/C. Will furnish exterior paint for
$9,800 or sell as is for $5,500. 779-2093.
THREE BOATS 1988 46' Searay, all options. 38'
1984 Bayliner motor yacht. 30' 1988 Bayliner, com-
mand bridge. No brokers. 779-01049.
NEED TO RENT boat dock for 38' motor yacht. Call
779-1049.
WANTED TO PURCHASE deeded deep water boat
slip on Anna Maria Island. Call collect. (513) 855-
4370 with details.


CIRCLE K HELP WANTED all shifts, part or full time.
Apply in person. Holmes Beach or Bradenton Beach.
Excellent benefits, advancement opportunities.
WANTED TEENAGER for summer to do garden
work and odd jobs. Call T.H. Cole at 779-1213.



BILL ALEXANDER
Broker Salesman
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
..., residential experience in
REAL ESTATE

WAGNER REALTY 1
i\ 778-2246
(800) 211-2323


RENTALS


Debbie Dial
Leasing Manager


DAILY WEEKLY
MONTHLY
Furnished units available
SUMMER RATES
'"DIAL" DEBBIE DIAL
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152

SRVIKl~ Gulfstream
4F 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
SHOLMES BEACH, FL.


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


NICE OPPORTUNITY!
Create the City's only "mini-resort" with investment in these three
duplexes located on west side of Gulf Dr. only 250 ft. from great
beach! Beautifully maintained and excellent potential to receive
additional income. Call Marie Franklin for info and ideas! Owner
financing. Asking $650,000. By appt., 778-2259.


)MA M 1A57
REALTY
We AREI he IWnd.'
06 Gul Drv PO Box 836 Am Ma- Fkorkd 321
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


GREAT BUILDING LOT!
Super building lot near the Bay in Anna Maria City. Lovely
neighborhood of executive homes. Don't miss this great oppor-
tunity to own a piece of the Island. Priced to sell at just $82,500.
Call Agnus Tooker at 778-5287 or
Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
r o9701 Guff DrivePO ox717.-A Mareia.F 34216
SFAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
PRICE REDUCED BY $10,000.
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car,
3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including
caged pool. Unique origami roof line and
walled solarium. $265,000. Now $255,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


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PART TIME/FULL TIME experienced cooks needed.
Call 779-1706 or apply in person at Bridge Street
Pier & Cafe, 200 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.
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.


ISLAND TEENAGER available to babysit Fri.
evening from 6 pm til ? Sat. & Sun. all day. Counse-
lor in training at A.M.I.C.C. Call Kirsten at 778-6119
for more info.
NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Laura. 15 years old,
responsible. Bradenton Christian School honor stu-
dent. 3 years experience. 778-1972.
EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER will watch your kids
for $2.75 hour. If needed, call Jackie Vadas at 792-
9199 or 792-7427. Loves kids.
BABYSITTER EXPERIENCED with children of all
ages. Available days, nights, weekends. First Aid
certified. Call Sarah at 778-6799 or 506-5904.
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.


COMPANION AVAILABLE DAYS in your home.
Loving, caring and reliable. Has own car. With refer-
ences. Call 778-7637, leave message.


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


STEPS
WiTO THE
BEACH
Island
Duplex
$118,900

*1 L.B.K.
Single
SFamily
3Br/2Ba

$119,000

CALL ME!


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778-6066
569-4602 after hours


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.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE, housecalls, minor repairs
and maintenance in your driveway. For estimate or
appointment call 778-0373.
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.
SEAWALL MAINTENANCE, joint sealing, weep
holes, erosion control, commercial diving. All work
guaranteed. Call Cliff at 727-7673. (Matthew 6:30).
REASONABLE RESPONSIBLE POOL care. It's our
business. Will handle all your pressure cleaning needs.
Please call Woodland's Quality Pool Care at 778-6742.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!



Wedebrock Real Estate Company
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JUSTLISTED! Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA canaltront
home. Solar heated caged pool. Dock with davits on
sailboat water. Wheelchair accessible. Unique fire-
place in den. M#15199. $241,000.
CAYMAN CAY 2BR/2BA ground floor corner unit
with excellent rental history. 1 minute walk to
beach. M#14643. $108,900.
SMUGGLER'S LANDING 2BR/2BA condo.
Cathedral ceiling. Sailboat water, peaceful setting
in a friendly complex where pets and children
are welcome. M#14045. $159,900.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA house.
Enjoy enchanting sunsets over the sparkling
bay from this vast waterfront property.
M#14096. $299,000.
ASK ABOUT OUR GREAT SUMMER RENTALS!
Whether selling, buying or renting we get results ... fast!
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941 778-0700 1-800-401-1054


DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODYS 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.
HOME -IMPROVEMET
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing 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.


Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
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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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Visit us at our web site: http://islandrealestate.com !!
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SEEKING
SUMMER JOBS?
Kids under 16 get up to 21
words FREE in Islander
classified. (No charge: three
week maximum, per kid)
Must be placed in person
at The Islander Bystander,
5404 Marina Dr.,
Island Shopping Center
Holmes Beach


RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY
THE # 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!


JUST LISTED!
3BR/2BA Key West style home needs a family!
Elevated, water views from both decks. Open floor
plan with vaulted ceilings, large bar and recreation
area. $169,900.
ISLAND DUPLEX Just listed! Great Holmes
Beach location, great investment property to
have rental income either annually or seasonally.
$118,900.
NEW LISTING! Spacious, open island home in
Anna Maria. 3BR/2BA with great room, cathedral
ceilings and quiet cul-de-sac location. Screened
lanai overlooks wooded area. $179,900.
SPARKLING NEW contemporary island home
with track and indirect lighting, ceramic tile and
screened lanai. Master suite and guest room open
to private lanai's. $227,500.


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy t Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
awn \ Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE. INSURED
\778*1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
1 1 AND SATISFACTION

Darrin Wash CARPENTF?
"A DOOR EXPER-
Serving the Island commune' -. or
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 Plumbing Inc. 778-3614
24-Hour Emergency Service & Repairs
SWater Heaters -Drain Cleaning 'Disposals .Remodeling
JOHN DAVIS Beeper *569-9052
Licensed & Insured CFC056844

WATKINS CUSTOM TILE
SPECIALIZING IN ALL YOUR CUSTOM TILE NEEDS

q.. 'A
MARK WATKINS 778-0760

MULCH STONE SHELL

/Cstom Trucking
Free Estimates 778-1497
HAULING SOD INSTALLATION


REMODELING

ADDITIONS
XACT *RENOVATIONS
KITCHENS BATHS
DECKS & MORE
ARPEN RY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399

LOCKSMITH PJIwTIvrwG
Gary F. Deffenbaugh y
Licensed-Bonded-Insured AElaine efIbffe R R
A_ u LOCKOUTSm "Professional Excellence"
I Auto-Home-Commercial
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ALLMST Interior & Exterior
REKEYINSTALL MASTER Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Lock & Repairs
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
ALOA 778-5594 ASIS 778-5594 778-3468
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The Islander Bystander accepts MasterCard and Visa for
subscription orders, T-shirts and classified advertising.
(Classified charge customers must be prepared to fax
copy.) CALL 941-778-7978 or FAX 778-9392


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Experience
SHusband/Wife Team
Free Estimates
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Furniture
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755-2166

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The best news


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.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
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.
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.
QUALITY PAINTING interior, exterior/pressure
cleaning. 23 years experience. Call Rick Tanner.
778-2314.


Fully furnished beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, private lot
A
and parking. $275 per week, includes phone and
cable. 778-2832.
VACATION RENTAL. Bayfront with deep water boat
dock. 2BR/1BA, newly remodeled, designer turnkey
fumished. 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 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.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Lovely furnished 2BR
apartment, no pets. Sun porch. Week, month or va-
cation. Call 778-3143.
BEAUTIFUL 1 BR/1BA in Holmes Beach recently re-
modeled, furnished or unfurnished. 5 months rental
available. No smoking, no pets. $625 mo. includes
water and garbage. For information call 778-6066.
Island Real Estate Rental Dept.
HIDEAWAY COVE PERFECT bayview between
bridges. Beach 1 block. Nice, quiet dead end street.
1st floor, 2BR, fully furnished, annual, with dock.
Also 2BR wk/mo and '97 season. No smoking or
pets. 778-7107.
ANNUAL UNIQUE 2BR/1BA upper duplex with many
charming features. Small pet OK. $600 mo. + $600
security includes water, trash, cable. 778-6198.
GOLFERS 2BR/2BA CONDO Palm Aire Golf
Course. Beautifully furnished. North of University,
Sarasota. $850 mo. + security. Annual. Seasonal,
vacation available. (941) 778-4142.
SEASONALBRADENTON BEACH Gulf and Bay
views. 2BR/2BA, heated pool, steps to beach. By wk./
mo. Low summer rates. No pets. (941) 778-5057.
1 ROOM APARTMENT with bath, porch and separate
entry. Close to shopping and beach. Call 778-7039.
OLD BRIDGE VILLAGE, Bradenton Beach. Bayfront
non-smoking cottages in historic district. Lush, fenced
setting. Decks, private parking, many extras. Seasonal,
monthly, weekly and annual. (941) 778-4625.
ANNUAL POOL HOME on sailboat water. View of
Bay, dock, 3 or 4BR, 3 bath. $1,650 mo. 778-9252.


1 BEDROOM UPSTAIRS apartment. Unfurnished.
$400 mo. + electricity and garbage. Available August 1.
778-2167.
ANNA MARIA CITY ranch style, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
rage. 85' x 125' lot w/fruit trees. Walking distance
to beach. Completely furnished. Call 778-3446 or
(813) 985-1476.
3BR/2BA CANAL HOME. North Longboat. 1 block to
beach. $1,400 mo. plus utilities. 383-2520.
1BR/1BA FURNISHED OR unfurnished. No smok-
ing. $140 per week includes utilities. Call 778-6258.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED very nice 2BR/1BA, 2nd
floor, screened porch, near beach w/Gulf peak, cen-
tral A/C, new carpet. No pets! $675 + utilities. Call
Green Real Estate at 778-0455.
1BR NEWLY FURNISHED apartment. 435 62nd
Street, Holmes Beach. $600 mo. Call 778-2694.
NOW AVAILABLE with wonderful Gulf view. 2BR/
1BA upstairs condo. Furnished includes washer/
dryer and dishwasher. Call today. 749-0216.





DICK MAHER
REALTOR
778-2261
Dick has been a major player
in the Island real estate
industry for more than 10 -
years and is one of Neal & '
Neal's Top Producers.
Call anytime for a consultation.
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
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delivery anywhere on
Anna Maria Island just
give us a call at
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You may also call to
stop home delivery
if necessary.
Sorry, individual unit
delivery is not available at
mobile home parks or
condos but bulk drops
may be arranged.
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BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW 3BR house on quiet dead
end along Gulf. Entirely remodeled, large kitchen,
great bathroom, porch. Furnished, unfurnished.
$1,250 mo. 778-0990.
GULFFRONT ANNUAL 2BR/2.5BA unfurnished
townhouse. Ground: covered parking for 2 cars,
shower to knock sand off your feet. 2nd floor: Mexi-
can tiled living room & kitchen, large balcony. 3rd
floor: 2BR/2BA, 2 balconies. All freshly redecorated.
$1,000 mo., 1st & security. Magnificent view of the
sun setting over the Gulf. 703 Gulf Dr. @ 8th, just
south of Cortez. Call 351-1596 to see.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA bestview. 50'
to water. Private beach. Top floor master suite,
decks, patio, tropical gardens, unique. $3,000 mo.,
$1,000 wk. 778-0990.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA duplex apartment in
Holmes Beach. Unit includes utility room with
washer/dryer, dishwasher. No pets. $650 per month
plus utilities. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate at 778-
1450 for further information.
ANNUAL BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT home in Key
Royale. Furnished 2BR/2BA plus office/bedroom,
huge utility room with washer/dryer, 2 car garage,
screened lanai and much more! Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate at 778-1450 or (800) 306-9666.
ANNUAL DUPLEX Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA, cable,
hot water. Steps to beach. No pets. $650 mo. 778-
7665. 1st and security.
3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE. Community pool. $950
mo. annual. 1st, last, security. Call 778-1863.
CANALFRONT HOME 2BR, den or 3BR, washer/
dryer, 2 decks, furnished or unfurnished. 779-1049.
Available immediately. (513) 891-9703.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA close to beach and bay. Washer/
dryer hook up, storage. $650 mo., $650 security.
778-4126. Mark.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA unfurnished. Carpet,
tile, cathedral ceilings. Like new! Great neighbor-
hood, close to the beach! $675 mo. First, last, secu-
rity, no pets or smokers please. 778-1144.
WANTED 2BR ANNUAL will trade my manage-
ment, executive-secretarial, computer skills (or will
consider offering my helping hands to assist elderly
or informed person/couple) in exchange for reduced
rental. References. 351-3922.
COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE in Holmes
Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
TWO RETAIL/COMMERCIAL STORES corner of
Holmes Blvd. and Gulf Dr. 1,000 sq. ft. +/- 5337 Gulf
Dr. 800 + sq. ft. +/- 5306A Holmes Blvd. Drive by and
call 778-2694.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE above the Bridge
Tender Inn. Will remodel to suit. $14 sq. ft. Mike
Norman Realty 778-6696.
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.

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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.
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.
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 b4
owner. 778-6747 or 366-7866.
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.
WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA condo overlooking land-
scaped pool and Tampa Bay. New kitchen, freshly
decorated, second floor end unit. $133,500. Call
(800) 484-1692-9726.
DON'T BUY A CONDO till you talk to Yvonne. My
experience plus a 120 page color catalog of Island
condos can make your search easy and fun. Call
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
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, listings & sales referrals -
we will help you make the move. Call Michael E.
Nink, Broker 383-5543.

-g EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair
Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or intention to make any such prefer-
ence, limitation or discrimination." Familial status in-
cludes children under age of 18 living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not knowing accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal opportunity
basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-
free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired
(TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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ALL-STATE

BY ROBERT H. WOLFE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Visiting
reporter's
interviewees
7 Water vessel
11 Mediterranean
port
15 Shelley's"-
to Liberty"
18 It works like a
charm
19 Boy of Bogota
20 Simoleons
21 See 71-Across
22 Rag
23 Novel featuring
Napoleon
26 Trucking indus.
overseer
27 Temperately
29 First word of
Montana's motto
30 Professional grp.
31 Romanian
money
32 Will-wisp
connection
33 Lathered
35 Kind of bomber
39 Mythical
monster
41 Language akin
to Ojibwa
42 Bon-
45 Montreal
skaters, in the
sports pages
46 Red-coated
cheese
49 How some hogs
are raised


52 Theological
subj.
53 Baseball stat
54 Rob's wife on
"The Dick Van
Dyke Show"
55 Littlest
56 Name of four
Scottish kings
58 Jam into
60 Bushy clump
63 Booking term
64 Tropical
maladies
66 Dinghy's
thingies
67 O, e.g.
68 Singer Simone
69 Knitter's need
70 Dress splendidly
71 With 21-Across,
symbol of
madness
72 "Love Makes the
World Go
Round" singer
Jackson
73 Silver skates boy
74 Slipped
75 XX
76 Hindu mister
77 So-called "Great
Precious
Conqueror"
79 Place to put your
feet up
81 Lewis of Lamb
Chop fame
83 Month in Paris
84 Shooter ammo
85 Part of a
long-distance
company's 800
number
86 Aloud


87 Ted Williams
wore it
88 Brooklet
89 Maiden
designation?
90 --eyed
91 Ecol. police
93 Fouled
offensively?
96 Attribute of
Athena
99 Buyer's caution
102 "Oh, But -
(1946 song)
103 Confederate
Robert -
107 Telecommunica-
tions giant
108 Old corporate
nickname
113 Honorary letter
114 Like Western
land, to the
pioneers
115 Sent
116 Poet's time of
day
117 Kind of chop
118 Print shop order
119 Hardy figure
120 Lobby sign
121 Gaelic
122 Supporters of
the 18th
Amendment
123 Season-
DOWN
1 Lips
2 Eclipses and the
like?
3 Dairy dish
4 Author
Robbe-Grillet
et al.


5 "I-- Song Go

6 Anna of "Nana"
7 House coats?
8 Be victorious
9 Markey of
"Tarzan"
10 Ardent lover
11 Showdown site
12 Canyon
thrill-seeker
13 Jai-
14 Operas by Boito
and Mascagni
15 #1 songof 1964
16 Dictated
17 Convert secretly
24 Feat of Klee?
25 Phone trio
28 Baseball's Mr.
Tiger
34 Puts one past
36 "The Cosby
Show" son and
others
37 One addressed
as "my lord"
38 It can wait
40 Cockpit figure
42 Actor Assante
et al.
43 More grainy
44 1995 Best
Picture nominee
47 Yearly payment
48 Flight board
abbr.
50 Full of dope
51 Vogue
54 Noted explorer
57 ActorJames
59 Bloody, so to
speak


61 Make go
62 Cold war
period
65 Actress
Rowlands
67 Two-handed
snack
69 Cut
70 Sides in Avalon
Hill games


74 Bring home
75 Tired
77 Terr. until 1889
78 Year in St.
Peter's life
80 Blab
82 Cultivated
86 Sexy walk
88 Ransoms
90 Lifts


92 Naples staples
94 Lose
95 Thrash out
97 Meditation
words
98 Author-
Binchy
100 Reserve
101 Archeological
bit


104 Admit
105 Overseas
student
106 Tribal leader
109 Pun's finish
110 "Deutschland
--alles"
111 "...-- 'clock
scholar"
112 Midwife's action


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Screened porch & deck
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shel.e Spac:''iu" iTia ler sUile I- i3IaCuZZl luIt'
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VILLA $155,900 L arg3 Girandl C ariian mo:.del Den carn be Ilrd bed:"ro::m
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IONT $137,000 2 car garag-e filed l-yer ',& kitchen 5 farni miicrol,'va..'e hrumidifier
gl.as Flrd r.'orr p.>:. IcnriE' guard '.-'all HR'.e .cn-r.:,err 77. -.-2' 61
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2BR/2BA Perico Bay Club,
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