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Anna Maria sinks 'teeth' into public drinking
By Cynthia Finn
Public drinking may not be a big problem in the
city of Anna Maria, but it soon may return to being a
Under the city's present alcoholic beverage or-
dinance, drinking on the beach or in other public
places carries a civil fine of $55 per open container
payable within 30 days to the Manatee County Clerk
of Court. Or the violator can challenge the citation.
The problem is that when someone doesn't pay the
fine the city has little recourse in collecting.
City commissioners passed on first reading and
By Jim Hanson
With the foreclosed Anchorage property in hand,
the owner is "actively seeking a buyer" but has no of-
fers yet. Its liquor license, however, apparently makes
another restaurant there feasible.
Prentiss Properties Union Partners took over the
property in a sale "on the courthouse steps" last week.
Prentiss had acted to foreclose on the property when
$3,536,024.75 was overdue on a $4 million loan.
Officials of Prentiss, a Delaware limited partner-
ship with an office in Dallas, Texas, were not available
for comment. But their attorney, Rosalind Bak, of
Rudnick & Wolff in Tampa, had this to say:
"The action is over. I don't know what plans
Prentiss Properties may have for the property, whether
they will keep it or sell it. I do know there has been a
lot of interest from possible buyers, several inquiries.
If Prentiss sells, of course, the new owner will be the
one to decide what to do with it."
She "can't discuss" a price, she said. But Island
people familiar with the beleaguered property agree it
is hard to imagine what it could be used for, other than
as a restaurant, that could be worth the $3.5 million
Prentiss has in the property. The 37-foot building
height restriction alone makes most other uses unlikely,
they pointed out.
Included in the foreclosure acquisition are the
15,000-square-foot Anchorage and parking areas on a
dozen lots on both sides of Pine Street on Anna Maria's
Of vital interest in Island speculation on the
property's future was its license to serve liquor there.
The key question, to Anna Maria Mayor Chuck
Shumard and others, was whether the license went with
the building or was non-transferable.
Without a liquor license a restaurant just couldn't
make it, Shumard said, and if the Anchorage's license
lapsed a new owner probably couldn't get a new one. The
Anchorage had been "grandfathered in" when the city
adopted a prohibition against allowing alcohol service
within 2,500 feet of a church. In this case, Roser Memo-
rial Church on Pine Avenue is within that limitation.
It's all right
Lt. Alvin Nienhuis, the state's chief alcohol law
enforcer in this area, brought relief from that worry. He
said the restaurant's license could change ownership
but not location. And Prentiss attorney Bak assured
Shumard Monday that the license had indeed been part
of the property transaction.
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will vote again Aug. 13 to amend the law making the
infraction a second degree misdemeanor with an au-
tomatic court appearance. Convicted violators will
be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 and/or a jail
term not exceeding 60 days.
According to City Clerk Peg Nelson public drink-
ing used to be a criminal offense but was decriminal-
ized several years ago.
"We're trying to put some teeth in the ordinance,"
Mayor Chuck Shumard told commissioners, "for the
ones who don't pay."
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said pub-
lic drinking is not much of a problem in his city either,
but officers have two options.
If it's on the beach, violators can be cited under
county ordinances for a second degree misdemeanor
with the automatic court appearance.
Elsewhere and Romine said he couldn't re-
member an instance violators can be cited under
a city ordinance and sent to the code enforcement
There has been talk over the years, he said, of set-
ting up a fine schedule under a civil violation, but no
action has ever been taken.
In Bradenton Beach, public drinking is a civil of-
fense under city law subject to a $75 fine.
SI Shades of
With the Anchorage
restaurant closed since
May 1995, and the new
about what to do with
the property, the signs
are down and stacked
alongside the old ones
revealing the old Fast
Eddies Place signs that
Eddies? "Same differ-
ence ..." say folks in
Anna Maria. "...
"" They're gone."
Cortezians opt out of
enterprise zone proposal
By Paul Roat
Cortezians have "just said no" to any enterprise
zone designation for the fishing village.
More than 100 residents of the commercial fishing
hamlet opted Monday night not to pursue the low-in-
terest business loan program offered by state and
county officials as a sop to the economically disastrous
nearshore gill net ban adopted last year.
Manatee County Commissioners unanimously agreed
not to pursue establishing the special district in Cortez.
"This is something that has to be driven by the commu-
nity," County Commission Chairman Stan Stephens said
Tuesday. "If the community doesn't want it, we won't
County officials oversee funding for enterprise zones;
a special board comprised of people with specialized in-
terests oversee enterprise zone development.
"The purpose of the enterprise zone is to give busi-
nesses and industry in an area a tax break," Cortez resi-
dent Sue Maddox said. "It's OK in an urban area, but
Cortez is mainly a residential area and it's not the kind
of thing we want."
Maddox said the enterprise zone approach was con-
ceived as a means to help fishers in the area. Residents
decided the increase in business in the village would not
be a boon to fishermen placed out of work by the net ban,
but instead would help a small number of businesses. "We
don't see anything in it for the community," Maddox
added. "This thing is being jammed down our throats."
Carol Osborne said Cortez "is a residential area,
and we want to keep it residential."
Enterprise zones have been established for Palmetto,
Bradenton and Jacksonville, among other areas of Florida.
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
AUGUST 1, 1996
1I PAGE 2 M AUGUST 1, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Dock debate heats up in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
One thing became crystal clear during a meeting on
two ramshackle docks in southern Bradenton Beach:
everyone has strong emotions about the docks.
In a rambling session that often turned into a shout-
ing match, residents of the area repeatedly proclaimed
the need for and use of the docks at Seventh and Eighth
Emily Anne Smith, chair of the seven-member
committee appointed by the Bradenton Beach City
Council and charged with coming up with a way to pay
for repairing or a conclusion to tear down the
docks often had to resort to a gavel to quiet the 60 or
so residents in attendance.
"Our job is to go about finding a solution to rebuild
the docks," Smith said.
The docks became an issue three months ago when
residents on the two streets requested city funds to repair
the structures, something they said had been a common
practice during the piers 40-some years of existence. An
inspection by city officials indicated the docks were in
such a state of disrepair that they were a threat to those
using the wooden structures, and a recommendation was
made to tear them down due to possible liability against
the city is someone was hurt on them.
Cost estimates to tear the two docks down and re-
place them with safer structures was placed at $14,000.
Council members, reluctant to spend that much money,
formed the committee.
A series of proposals were offered during the first
of what will be at least three committee meetings.
Those proposals included:
Determination of who owns the docks. The piers,
jutting into Anna Maria Sound from the ends of the two
streets, appear to have been built by residents from pub-
lic property, but ownership of the docks is in question.
"We need to find out who owns what or else we'll
waste a lot of people's time," committee member John
Merrigan said. "The city took responsibility by barri-
cading the docks my father and I built with a city per-
mit. Now, my access is denied."
"There is nothing in the city's records to indicate
they are city docks," committee member Henry
If the docks are determined to be city property,
vacate them to the neighbors so the city is no longer
liable for them.
"The enjoyment by the residents of the docks
should not be taken away," Bradenton Beach resident
Dan Goodchild said. "Let the residents take them over,
and then they can do whatever they want to with them."
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"It's perfectly normal," said Nienhuis, who is in
charge of the Sarasota-Manatee office of the Divi-
sion of Alcholic Beverage and Tobacco, Department
of Business and Professional Regulation.
Last spring the city commission amended its or-
dinance to let a business keep its license, even
though it was closed longer than the 120 days al-
lowed, if the property was actively being marketed
in the extended period.
Earlier this year, Casco Bay Restaurant Group
contracted to buy the Anchorage from Seay Broth-
ers Properties. Anthony DeFeo, a principal in Casco,
subsequently pulled out of the deal and left Seay
Brothers with the property.
In the most recent action, Prentiss filed for fore-
closure against W. Benjamin Seay and Phillip R.
Seay, Citizens & Southern National Bank of Florida,
NationsBank of Florida and Barnett Bank of South-
Prentiss had bought the loan from First Union
Bank, said attorney Bak. She described Prentiss as
a property investor.
The Anna Maria Oyster Bar, on the city pier
across the street from the Anchorage, was not in-
cluded in the foreclosure. DeFeo's Casco Bay con-
tracted to manage the oyster bar for Seay Brothers,
which leased that property from the city.
John Home, who once managed the Anchorage
for the Seays, is now running the Oyster Bar.
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The docks in southern Bradenton Beach this one is at Eighth Street South is the focus of citizen and council
attention of late. New signs warning people off the docks were installed last week. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Vacate all the street-end properties to the adjacent
residents or the neighborhoods.
"I support giving the land to the upland owners,"
resident Mike Norman said. "Give it to all the residents
on the streets."
"The city should in no way give up the street ends,"
resident John Chappie said. "That is one of the charms
of this community."
"I think the city should lease the land to the resi-
dents," resident Eileen Suhre said. "Then the
homeowners on the streets may legally build the docks
and chip in money for them."
"I think it's a bad mistake to give away city prop-
erty at the street ends," resident Dick Griffin said.
City Attorney Alan Prather should attend the next
meeting of the committee and explain dock ownership
and city liability.
"For 40 years we've repaired the.docks," Eighth
Street South resident Sandra Tyner said. "The city has
paid for materials, and we've supplied the labor. Now,
we have gone before the city council and asked for
money to repair the docks and we were told the docks
would have to be torn down."
Dock committee meetings are scheduled Tuesdays
at city hall, with the next meeting tentatively set for
Aug. 6. Committee members are Smith, Merrigan,
Drescher, Harry Brown, Gib Dubois, Rosie
Hinnebusch and Roger Shelley.
Resident-only beach parking
By Cynthia Finn
"It doesn't matter if this takes a long time we're
talking about the future," said Carol Clements, a member
of the Anna Maria beach parking citizens committee.
The committee has concluded after two meetings
that research should continue into resident-only beach
parking somewhere in the city.
The advisory committee was an offshoot of last
year's Gulf Boulevard citizens committee. Objections
to the "new" Gulf Boulevard with its protected
dunes and parking around the corer on Palm Avenue
- have subsided. But the original committee agreed
that resident-only parking should be considered.
City Commissioner Elaine Burkly pushed for the new
committee which met for the second time July 23. Its fo-
cus has included an overall desire to provide adequate
beach parking for residents, including the handicapped.
Another meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday,
Aug. 1. Burkly will make a formal presentation of com-
mittee recommendations to the city commission Aug. 13.
Burkly said after the meeting that she is pleased
with the committee's interest and enthusiasm. "I'm
hoping we'll get support from the commission for some
of our ideas," she said.
Residents serving on the committee include
Clements, Ellen Trudelle, Norton Niss, Margaret
Jenkins, Carolyne Norwood and Arnold Colon. Plan-
ning and zoning board Chairman Tom Turner has sat
in on both meetings.
Turner said the issues to be faced in resident park-
ing are the writing of a clear ordinance, how to enforce
the parking and cost of enforcement.
Burkly said she hopes to get commission approval to
direct the city attorney to delve into legal matters.
She told members she expects "resistance" from
some in the city to pursuing such restricted parking,
"but I don't think that should stop us," she said.
Where resident-only parking might be located is
awaiting Burkly's further investigation into the possi-
bility of a 100-percent grant for the purchase of land,
perhaps in the area of the post office. The commission
i Anna Maria
has already said the city does not have the funds for
such a purchase.
Turner said major capital improvements that will
be proposed during budget talks will even further erode
the possibility of using city funds for purchase of a
parking lot. He said a parking lot that would pay for
itself would have to be large.
"I'd only be in favor of pursuing grants," said
Jenkins, "if it doesn't cost the city anything and there
aren't any strings attached."
Members agreed that resident-only parking would
mean city residents only not including residents of
other Island cities and not including short-term renters
who are not able to obtain residents' hurricane stickers.
The committee also discussed prohibiting parking
for large recreational vehicles and motor homes on all
Gulf beach access streets unless they are parked off the
street on private property.
Members also addressed some specific areas of the
city that might be available for additional beach park-
ing. They agreed to recommend the creation of four
parking spaces preferably for residents only and
including one handicapped space off North Shore
Drive at Bean Point
Burkly surveyed Bean Point after the meeting and
said Gulfside rights of way in the 800 block of North
Shore Drive might allow for four to six spaces.
Other parking areas to be explored include the
Gulfside right of way on Coconut Avenue, Sycamore
Drive and Elm Avenue east of Gulf Drive and the north
side of Magnolia Avenue.
Members reiterated their desire to better mark
available parking around city hall and to add more
spaces in unused land in that area.
There was also talk about the city's enforcing its
rights of way. Members believed the encroachment of
private landscaping was eliminating many parking
spaces in many areas of the city. Turner said the city's
upcoming master drainage plan "will take care of a lot
of that." He also believed it would be best to wait on
trying to add any new parking spaces until they can be
tied into that master plan.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 1, 1996 M PAGE 3 IE
Register by Aug. 5 to vote in Sept. 3 primary
If you want to vote in the Sept. 3 primary you need
to act quickly. The deadline for registration to qualify
for voting or to change party affiliation is Monday,
Voter registration application forms are available
at several Island locations. They are pre-addressed to
the supervisor of elections for simple mailing. The
forms are highly simplified and only require a signa-
ture swearing the information is true. No notary, wit-
Badly eroded Egmont Key has lost a little more
ground at least to humans.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has an-
nounced plans to close off much of the southern end
of the island by the end of this year to beachgoers in
order to preserve more nesting area for birds. The
closed area will be about 10 times the size of the
current restricted zone.
Egmont Key, an island in the mouth of Tampa Bay,
is a popular destination for boaters. The island became
a national wildlife area in 1974.
Artists Guild hosts
A representative from the American Red
Cross, Manatee County chapter, will discuss pre-
paring for a hurricane at the monthly meeting of
the Artists Guild on Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at
The meeting and discussion are open to the
public and refreshments will be served.
The Artists Guild Gallery is located at 5414
Marina Dr., Island Shopping Center, Holmes
ness signature or other verification is required beyond
the qualifications listed.
Completed forms that are postmarked by Aug. 5
will be processed in time for the September primary. A
voter identification card will be mailed to the registrant
from the supervisor of elections.
Registration for the second primary on Oct. 1 will
close Sept. 3. Party changes received between the two
primaries will not be processed until after Oct. 1. Reg-
Boaters, some 80,000 of them annually, enjoy the
island's pristine natural condition. Birds do, too, and
large numbers of gulls, royal terns, willets and oyster-
catchers nest in the sand dunes and along the shore of
the south end of the key.
Wildlife officials plan to rope off and post no trespass-
ing signs at the extreme south end of the key. Another
section of the island farther north will also be posted.
Boaters won a victory in preserving a sheltered
cove on the southeast side of the island for their use.
The area offers boaters a protected anchorage, and the
deep water near shore makes the cove a haven for
larger boats seeking a near-to-shore spot to anchor.
Egmont Key has suffered the ravages of erosion in
recent years. Fort Dade, constructed on the water's
edge at the southwest tip of the island in 1898, is now
an artificial reef several hundred feet from land, victim
of erosion in the past 20 years. Other Spanish Ameri-
can War fortresses are also in jeopardy of the advanc-
The island has only two full-time residents, both
park rangers charged with overseeing the park, plus a
number of part-time residents who make their living
piloting large ships into Tampa Bay.
Passage Key, another barrier island south of
Egmont, is posted as a no trespassing area in its en-
tirety. Boaters are warned to stay at least several hun-
dred feet away from the island in order to leave birds
and other marine life undisturbed.
istration for the Nov. 5 general election will close Oct.
Florida has a closed primary system. Voters who
register with any of the minor parties or independent of
party affiliation receive a nonpartisan ballot in the pri-
mary elections entitling them to vote on issues and
nonpartisan candidates only. All voters, regardless of
party affiliation, may vote for any candidate and on all
issues in the general election.
The form may also be filed at any time for a change
of address and if the voter was previously registered in
Manatee County, he or she will be allowed to vote in
On the Island, voter registration forms are available
at all three city halls, the Bradenton Beach Post Office
at 112 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, and at the Island
Branch Library at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
In Holmes Beach, the following businesses also
have forms: The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina
Drive; Barnett Bank, 699 Manatee Ave. W.; and First
of America Bank, 603 Manatee Ave. W.
For more information, call the supervisor of elec-
tions office at 741-3823.
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7/31, 6:30 p.m., charter review committee
8/1, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board, land
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8/6, 7 p.m., dock feasibility study committee
8/8, 7 p.m., council meeting
8/1, 9 a.m., planning commission
8/2, 9 a.m., code enforcement board
8/6, 7 p.m., council meeting
8/8, 9 a.m., planning commission
8/8, 2 p.m., charter review commission
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as wildlife preserve
IUE PAGE 4 M AUGUST 1, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Employee should get job back: appeals board
By Paul Roat
An appeals board has recommended the Bradenton
Beach City Council reinstate Ray Wilson to his former
position as a public works employee after his employ-
ment was terminated May 31.
The three-member appeals board spent 3 1/2 hours
listening to testimony before rendering their reinstate-
ment opinion last week. The recommendation will go
to the council Aug. 8, where the final decision will be
Wilson was fired by Public Works Supervisor
Buddy Watts for what Watts described as "an alleged
illegal kick-back (bribe)."
According to testimony, Wilson was approached
by Dave Maggar in a restaurant at about 3 a.m. last
May. Maggar, a tree trimmer, inquired about pruning
23 palm trees at the intersection of Gulf Drive and
Bridge Street. Part of Wilson's duties with the city are
maintaining the trees and shrubs planted along Bridge
Wilson testified that he told Maggar the reason the
trees had not been trimmed was because he didn't have
the equipment to do the pruning. Wilson said Maggar
told him he would trim the trees for $3 apiece.
Wilson also testified that Maggar said he would do
the work for less money if the city would haul the
trimmed palm fronds away, adding that Maggar said,
"'I'll even give you $1 a tree,' but I didn't take him
seriously because of the lateness of the hour and his
condition." Maggar said he had been drinking earlier
in the evening.
Wilson said he told Watts of Maggar's tree trim-
ming offer a few days later. Wilson said Watts agreed
the $3 a tree price was low, inquired about Maggar's
insurance and asked Wilson to have Maggar come to
see him regarding the work.
Wilson said he ran into Maggar a few days later
and relayed Watts' conversation. Maggar said he had
used the insurance policy under Brewer's Tree Service
in the past and would probably do so again if he re-
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteers
have placed sea turtle restraining cages over nests
on the beach in areas where artificial lights pose a
danger to hatchlings.
Turtle hatchlings naturally head for the re-
flection on the water when they emerge from the
nest. Artificial lights disorient the young turtles,
and as they head in the direction of the artificial
light instead of toward the water, they become
lost and dehydrated. The restraining cages are
used to contain the young until volunteers arrive
to assist them in their route to the sea.
The controversial palm trees at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
ceived the city job.
Wilson then asked City Clerk Alice Baird if Phil
Brewer, owner of Brewer's Tree Service, had an ac-
tive insurance statement with Bradenton Beach, ex-
plaining that Maggar had said he wanted to do the
work under Brewer's policy. Baird said she under-
stood Brewer and Maggar had a "falling out" but that
she would check with Brewer regarding Maggar's
use of Brewer's insurance.
"I went to Buddy and told him it looked like it
wouldn't work out," Wilson said, "because Maggar
didn't have insurance. I saw Maggar a few days later
and he said 'I guess I won't get the job because Phil
and I had a falling out.' He said, 'I guess you won't
get any money, either,' which was the second time
he said anything about giving me any money. I'd
forgotten all about it."
Brewer testified that he had stopped by Maggar's
residence on another matter. Maggar had mentioned he
was going to do some tree work for Bradenton Beach.
"I thought it was odd," Brewer said, "because usually
the city goes out to bid on jobs and you had to have
insurance. It sounded like Maggar had the contract
wrapped up." Maggar said Wilson would get $1 atree
for his help and the city would haul the palm fronds
away, Brewer added.
Brewer said he then received a phone call from
Baird, who said Wilson was inquiring about Brewer's
insurance on behalf of Maggar. "I took Maggar aside
and told him he could not use my insurance policy,"
Watts was contacted regarding Wilson's action. Af-
ter discussions with Baird and Police Chief Jack Maloney,
Det Matt Duffy was called in to conduct an investigation
on the alleged bribery issue between Maggar and Wilson.
Duffy's investigation, involving contacting both Maggar
and Wilson, provided him with what he believed was suf-
ficient evidence to present information to the state
attorney's office for prosecution.
"I reached the conclusion that Ray Wilson was
engaged with Dave Maggar in kickbacks and con-
spiracy," Duffy said.
Watts fired Wilson as a result of Duffy's investi-
gation. The state attorney's office later declined to
press charges in the matter.
Maggar said Duffy "got me first thing in the morn-
ing. I was scared to death. I was just trying to get a dis-
count to let the city take the palm fronds away. What I
said was misconstrued. I never tried to bribe a city of-
ficial. I want you to get this man his job back," Maggar
told the appeals board.
"I want my job back," Wilson said. "I don't think
I did anything wrong."
The appeals board Chairman Ivan Pavlin, Joe
Garbus and Cedric Wilson agreed Wilson's termi-
nation was premature due to the state attorney's deci-
sion not to prosecute and the city's alternate courses of
action short of termination. The board also found the
city did demonstrate cause for termination, but the
cause did not sufficiently justify such an extreme mea-
The board also found there was no evidence of
Wilson's interest in accepting the offered bribe or kick-
Attorney Richard Groff, representing Watts at the
hearing, said the appeals board was charged with de-
termining if the rules were followed in Wilson's termi-
nation, not if the board would do things the same way.
"The employee manual states 'No regular full-time
employee shall be subject to dismissal without just
cause,'" Groff said. "Your job is to determine if the city
followed the correct steps."
Attorney Richard Carter, representing Wilson, said
the firing "was an extremely harsh measure. Wilson's
dedication is to the city and he was trying to do a good
job for the city. There was never one penny received or
agreed to on any payoff."
Turtle Watch experts request the following of
anyone who comes across a caged nest that is
Please do not remove the cage and please make
sure the opening at the top of the cage is closed.
Please make an immediate call to Suzi Fox at
778-5638 or John De Fazio at 778-0056.
Beachgoers who see any activity at nests
marked by stakes (no cage) those in areas where
artificial light is not a problem are also asked to
leave the nests alone and to place a call to one of
those two numbers.
Tickled (lobster) pink
Pat Mowrey teased his prize lobsters over a boiling pot of water in the kitchen of Tip of the Island restaurant
and pub in Anna Maria. Mowrey won the crustaceans in a drawing and the Tip obligingly cooked them up.
Roger, Annie and the other "Tip-sters" return from vacation on the first of August. Islander Photo: Bonner
Reminder please don't remove
turtle cages from nests
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N AUGUST 1, 1996 M PAGE 5 IBD
Capital improvements package to be presented
By Cynthia Finn
Anna Maria capital improvements committee
Chairman Jimmy Nichols confirmed last week that
he will recommend an anticipated $500,000 five-
year capital improvements program to the city com-
mission during budget workshops this month.
"The city has spent nothing on infrastructure for
a long time," Nichols said. "We are badly in need of
a master drainage plan that's the big one. And
that's got to be taken care of before two other big
items in the program, sidewalks and bike paths."
Also to be included in the proposal are some street
repairs and vehicular replacement and purchase. He
said he will be recommending that the city purchase a
backhoe to keep the drainage system maintained.
He said he will propose funding the majority of the
recommendations from one-cent school surtax rev-
enues that must be spent on infrastructure.
That tax provided the city with $142,765 in 1994-
95. Projected revenue for the current fiscal year is
$120,000, with $103,000 collected to date. The tax
monies will be coming in for three more years.
Nichols, vice chairman of the city's planning and
zoning board, was appointed head of the four-man
committee in March.
Two of the members, Ray Dielman and Hondo
Sundquist, resigned Dielman to fill a vacancy on the
planning board and Sundquist due to time constraints.
Planning chairman Tom Turner is the fourth mem-
The four men held one organizational meeting be-
fore the resignations and before being reminded by
City Attorney Jim Dye about the Sunshine Law requir-
ing notice to the public.
Nichols said when there was no quorum he "felt
it urgent to go forward" with the task he was ap-
pointed to to develop a five-year proposal in time
for budget talks. He said he has been working
closely with Public Works Director Phil Charnock.
Nichols, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, said his
qualifications for appointment to the capital improve-
ments task included several decades as head of Hall-
mark Investments Inc., a development and construction
firm in Pinellas County.
"Major condominium developments I oversaw
included sewers, streets, sidewalks, much like a
city," he said.
He also served for five years on a five-member fis-
cal committee for the city of Dunedin.
He said he agreed to the appointment because of
his experience, his dedication to the city and the need
he sees for the city to develop a continuous capital im-
He said he told Mayor Chuck Shumard he would
help formulate the initial program and then he expects
to be out of it.
"Commissioner (Elaine) Burkly made reference
to the comprehensive plan which calls for this com-
mittee to include two city commissioners, the pub-
lic works director and two lay people," said Nichols.
"Perhaps that's the next route the city will take.
That's up to the commission, not me."
He said he just wanted to help get the ball rolling.
"We can't keep putting our drainage needs off."
With the appointment of Ed Callen to the com-
mittee, making a quorum, Nichols said he is hoping
to appoint one committee member to work on bike
paths and another to work on sidewalks.
Board not inclined toward 7-foot side yard
The second request in a row to avoid construc-
tion of a "narrow" house got a thumbs-down rec-
ommendation from the Anna Maria planning and
zoning board July 22.
Bob Hallman, of Safety Harbor, requested a re-
duction in the side-yard setback from the required 10
feet to 7 feet for his Bean Point property at 821 N.
He also asked for a variance allowing him to
build right at the rear property line since nothing
else can be constructed in the 750-plus-foot "pres-
ervation area" that stretches from that line to the
Gulf. That request, in keeping with other homes
built at Bean Point, met with the board's approval.
Hallman said the two-story house had not been de-
signed yet, but he was hoping it could be 35 feet wide.
Board Chairman Tom Turner and member Ray
Dielman referred to a recent "compromise" case on
That property owner had requested side setbacks of
8.5 feet to build a 30-foot-wide home and was granted
a 9-foot setback by the commission after approval from
Anna Maria Fire District Chief Andy Price. The origin
of the 10-foot setback is generally tied to fire depart-
ment needs for angling a ladder to the top of structures.
Dielman asked if Hallman had considered a 30-
foot frontage on his house and if he was "prepared
to accept" any possible compromise.
"Once you get an entrance in there it would be
narrow," said Hallman, "but you could make
As for any compromise, Hallman said he was
hoping to build something "aesthetically compli-
mentary to the neighborhood."
"But anything is better than nothing," he said.
"We'll have to design around what's decided."
The board unanimously recommended "no" to
the 7-foot setback. The city commission will hear
the case on Aug. 13.
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Putting the cart before the horse
when you don't even own a farm
Is the trailer being put before the boat? Looks that way
in Holmes Beach. Mayor Bob VanWagoner has requested
council approval to apply for a personal watercraft dona-
tion from Yamaha. He has also requested approval for
purchase of a personal watercraft trailer before word
on the zippy little boat donation is finalized.
We understand how the wheels of bureaucracy are
sometimes square and things don't always move in gov-
ernment in a swift, sure fashion. We also understand the
problems with purchase orders, triplicate forms, quadruple
checks and balances and all the other things involved in
using governmental funds for governmental use.
But isn't it a little silly to buy a trailer for a boat when
you don't even know if you're going to get the boat?
It's like buying new rotor blades for a helicopter
you don't have, or the widgets for a tank you wished
for, or even asking for a hangar for the dirigible you
might need some day but not today.
Before council members gave approval, they asked
for more information, and so do we. Who will operate
the craft? Will additional personnel need to be hired?
More training of existing people? And at what cost?
Bradenton Beach officials and residents are wrestling
with a dock dilemma. Seems a past practice of the city
paying for materials to repair docks at Seventh and Eighth
Streets South has met with disapproval by some council
members. Residents in the neighborhoods have said the
city became partners with them in the docks years ago and,
as good partners, they hope the city will pay its fair share
of pier financing made so the structures can again be used.
A free-for-all erupted last week at the first meeting
of a dock study committee when residents tried to come
up with a way for the docks to remain in place. The 60
or so people in attendance were adamant in their desire
to have the structures remain.
Here's our suggestion to solve the problem:
Determine if residents are willing to pay something
for repair or replacement of the docks.
Determine if the city would be willing to pay
something for repair or replacement of the docks.
Determine a price for repair, replacement or removal-
replacement. Several residents said the city's $14,000
estimate was higher than estimates they had received.
Hammer out a compromise between what residents
will pay and what the city will spend to keep the docks
there. The city could "front-end" the cost of replacement
structures, with special tax districts to reimburse the cost.
Perhaps city crews or the neighbors could do some of the
work, too, to lower the dock cost.
Boat dockage is at too much of a premium in this
state to allow these two valuable piers to be destroyed.
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in Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach was chosen by Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation for a traffic circle at the inter-
section of Gulf Drive and Bridge Street.
It is located near the center of a 25 mph zone which
extends from Cortez Road to 8th Street South. Since its
completion it has been the daily site of hundreds of
incidents of driver abuse which, due to extremely good
luck, have not as yet resulted in a serious mishap.
All four entrances have yield signs. A vehicle in
the intersection has the right-of-way and if two enter-
ing vehicles arrive simultaneously, the vehicle on the
right has it.
Further, according to Florida statutes, all approach-
ing drivers shall slow or stop at the closest point where
they can see such other traffic and yield the right-of-
way to any other vehicle in the intersection or which
might cause a hazard. It continues, that if you fail to
yield as directed and strike a pedestrian or another ve-
hicle after driving past a yield sign, the collision shall
be deemed prima facie evidence against you.
Contrary to one expressed opinion, there is no
grandient to yield signs and all four have equal ap-
To those drivers who shoot through the intersection
at high speeds and ignore state law, we offer this timely
bit of advice. The Bradenton Beach charter mandates
our police to enforce the laws of the state and the or-
dinances of our city and allows no option to pick and
choose within that obligation.
Jim Kissick Jr., Bradenton Beach
I am writing as a recipient of the Whitey Horton
Scholarship from the Anna Maria Island Privateers. I
just want it to be known to everyone on the Island that
I think the Privateers are doing an excellent job of tak-
ing care of the children who live here.
They support not only college students but provide
money for the Island Community Center which ben-
efits the kids. They also contribute to the Island chil-
dren by supporting Snooks Adams Kids' Day in the
park and hosting the annual Christmas parade. The
Privateers are a group of people who support the com-
munity in which they live in. I appreciate everything
they have done for me.
I received my first scholarship from them when I was
a freshman going to Manatee Community College. Then
because of my academic achievement, I received another
scholarship for my sophomore year at Manatee Commu-
nity College, and now that I am going to the University of
Central Florida in Orlando, I reapplied and was awarded
the Whitey Horton Scholarship. These scholarships have
helped me cut the growing college costs.
I also want to thank those citizens who participate
in the fundraisers presented by the Privateers. Without
your support, the Privateers would not have a scholar-
ship program. Thank you very much for your support.
Thank you Privateers for your support as I continue
my education at the University of Central Florida.
Melissa MacGregor, Anna Maria Island
Thanks for moral support
This is to thank all those caring people who helped
me out when I so badly needed a helping hand. All of
the advice and encouragement along with the pats on
the back have gotten me through these trying weeks.
I sincerely wish for the best outcome from all this and
hope to resume my place of employment soon. Many
thanks to those who dropped money in the donation can
that was set up at the "Pier Walk Cafe." Also, to the per-
sons who went to the hearing and cheered me on when I
was reinstated, and, last but not least, to my two sisters
who offered up daily prayers in my behalf.
Again, thank you all for your great moral support
and true understanding.
Ray Wilson, Bradenton Beach
Island kindness appreciated
When I saw the flyers go up around the Island, I
burst into tears. It was the first of many tears I have
shed over the many kindnesses shown to my wife and
me since my illness.
We want to thank all our friends and family who
contributed in many ways to make my beautiful party
such a success. It was a wonderful day.
Once again, from the heart, thank you all.
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SPart 9, Anna Maria Island and the Seminole War, 1835-1842
by June Alder
Gen. Thomas S. Jesup
THE GREAT ESCAPE
The use of bloodhounds to track
down fleeing Negro allies of the Semi-
noles turned American opinion against
America's "Indian removal" policy in
Florida and brought Gen. Thomas Jesup
Through all this turmoil Osceola,
the instigator of the Indian rebellion
against deportation, was biding his time.
By May 1837 several hundred
Seminoles were camped at the gates of
Fort Brooke waiting to board ships for
the West. And more were coming in
every day. There was talk that Osceola
and old Chief Arpeika (Sam Jones) -
the only hold-outs among the chiefs -
were at last ready to "come in" too.
Writing to Secretary of War Joel
Poinsett about the prospect of Osceola's
capitulation, Gen. Thomas Jesup com-
mented smugly, "I now for the first time
have allowed myself to believe the War
at an end."
But Osceola, furious about Jesup's
insistence that the Indians must turn in run-
away slaves, had a plan to thwart Jesup. It
was an audacious scheme one Jesup
could never have conceived of.
The ships were due to leave Tampa
Bay for New Orleans on June 3, the day
after the climax of the Green Corn Dance,
the most important festival of the Semi-
noles (akin to Easter). This festival was a
five-day event with dancing, feasting, fast-
ing and the drinking of the "black drink,"
a ritual most sacred to Osceola, whose
name meant "black drink."
The celebrating was extraordinarily
intense and went on until past midnight.
Finally, everything quieted down, the cel-
ebrants apparently exhausted and drunk.
The only sounds were the rustling of the
palms and calls of wild things.
But concealed among the trees at
the edge of the huge camp were 200
warriors. In the blackness of the night,
like ghosts they stole in among the
First to be roused was Chief
Jumper, then Alligator. It was as if they
had been waiting for Osceola.
Only Chief Micanopy protested: "I
have given my word."
"You are surrounded. You will
come with us," Osceola insisted firmly.
And Arpeika snarled, "Put the old
fool on a horse!"
It was all over in a few minutes. In
utter silence even the children and
the dogs were hushed 700 Semi-
noles and blacks followed their leaders
across the river and into the woods
where horses and food and supplies
were waiting for them. Next day there
was no trace of them.
Incredibly, Jesup had been warned
of the raid. Some 120 guards were sta-
tioned around the camp. But they all
happened to be Creeks from Alabama,
hired by the army. Somehow they
failed to realize what their kin, the
Seminoles, were up to.
What Jesup termed "an abduction"
left in ruins his plan to end the war
swiftly. The bulk of the Seminole na-
tion had been within a day of leaving
Florida forever. Now they were spread-
ing out over the peninsula, poised to
attack where and when Osceola willed.
Osceola's exploit made him an in-
stant celebrity, while Jesup's reputation
sunk to a new low. There was a clamor
to have him removed from his com-
mand. But somehow Jesup survived.
He was determined to bring about
Oscela's downfall and redeem himself.
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study of martial arts at the age of 10. He has earned
three first-degree black belts from different styles.
Recently he traveled to the Third Place commu-
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for a group of teenage girls. Instruction included what
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By Cynthia Finn
Board and committee appointments in the city of
Anna Maria have drawn a charge of "a closed club"
from a city resident last week.
City commissioners were asked July 23 to reappoint
planning and zoning board Vice Chairman Jimmy Nichols
and board member Doug Copeland to three-year terms.
Planning Chairman Tom Turner and Mayor Chuck
Shumard recommended their continued service.
Commissioner Elaine Burkly renewed an objection
she has made several times since taking office last Feb-
ruary "interlocking committees," the service of in-
dividuals on more than one board at a time.
Nichols presently serves as chairman of a capital
improvements committee Shumard formed last March.
Turner is also on that committee.
Resident Diane Canniff questioned the reappoint-
ments. She referred to a 1993 memo by former Mayor
Ray Simches encouraging service from a broad base of
individuals. She said she had found nine names in a file
at city hall of people who have expressed interest in
being on the planning board.
Shumard said Simches was his "idol," but he's
mayor now and he is going to act on what he thinks is
in the city's best interest.
He said Nichols and Copeland "have contributed
much" to the city and he sees no need "to change in
mid-stream." Under repeated questioning by Canniff,
he said he had not "gone to the file."
Commissioner Robert McElheny also praised the
work of both planners. "If we have good people who
have the time and the energy, why break the continu-
ity?" he asked.
of physical attack.
Kevin says he has been thinking about getting a
class started closer to home and the Venice experience
was a successful dry-run. He's been working out pri-
vately with some local fellows at their request and
would like to hear from anyone with an interest in for-
For more information, call Kevin at 778-1547.
:s cause stir
The vote to reappoint the planners was 3-to-1
with Burkly dissenting. Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe was
Then Shumard recommended Ed Callen to fill
one of two vacancies on the four-person capital im-
provements committee. Callen served for 10 years on
the city's planning commission, including five years
as chairman. He was Shumard's campaign manager
in this year's mayoral race.
Canniff objected to the way the committee was
formed in March "without prior announcement.
"Now you want to appoint again without any
notice and without going to the file," she said to
Shumard. "I simply object to what appears to be a
Burkly asked why the committee make-up didn't
follow guidelines spelled out in the city's comprehen-
Commissioner George McKay said he had no
objection to Callen, "but I hope and pray that we'll get
the dust off some of the applications we've been sit-
The vote was unanimous in favor of Callen's ap-
pointment. Shumard said he has "someone else in
mind" for the remaining vacancy but was "not at lib-
erty to say at this time."
"Has that committee met more than once?" asked
Nichols said there was one organizational meet-
ing months ago before members Ray Dielman and
Hondo Sundquist resigned.
"However, I have continued to work to accom-
plish what we set out to do," he said. "Now we'll have
Area artist Pamela
Jablonski shows off her
exhibit entitled "Pascua
Florida: Floral Fascina-
tions" at Tingley Memo-
rial Library in
Jablonski is the primary
botanical illustrator for
the Gesneriad Research
Foundation and also
works with famed
Sarasota sculptor Jack
Dowd. The exhibit will
run through September.
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Roll out the language lessons
By Don Maloney
Special to The Islander Bystander
Few things I've said or written in the past have
drawn the replies that a story I did in this paper some
time back about how toilet paper should be hung. Un-
like replies to all those other things, the toilet paper re-
spondents all agreed 100% with me.
They agreed the roll should be hung so that it un-
rolls over the top and not from under the bottom. Plus,
everybody expressed their thanks for bringing toilet
paper out in the open rather than where it usually ends
One lady, for instance, is really upset about some
recent developments that have caused her problems.
While, she said, she was reading about "downsizing"
in American industry, she can't imagine why toilet
paper people are apparently into "upsizing." Like, she
said, she notices almost every toilet paper maker is
pushing rolls that contain twice as many sheets as the
old rolls. They even put 12 rolls in a pack now instead
of the old four.
Trouble is, she says, her toilet paper holder is re-
cessed and the old rolls were always comfortable there.
The thickness of the new double roll jams in the recess
and makes it almost impossible to pull off more than
one sheet before it rips. And, she says, one sheet never
does the job that one pull used to and now it's neces-
sary to try to hold together a collection of single sheets
instead of folding over a few that came out without rip-
ping like the old days.
Another lady had a different view about toilet pa-
per "upsizing." Every time she uses the toilet paper
housing facilities in places like K-Mart or Publix these
days, she is more than somewhat upset about the new
giant black transparent plastic dispensers on the wall
that hold, she guesses, at least as many sheets as there
are dollars in the national debt. When those giant rolls
get near the end, she says, too often the roll has some-
how rolled back into that big plastic thing. She can see
what's left of the paper, she says, but can't get her hand
up inside the thing to reach it. Seeing and not reaching,
she says, is much worse that having no paper at all.
The only man who had anything to say also com-
plained about those giant plastic holders in stores.
While the size of the roll itself has been upsized, he
noticed the paper itself has been seriously downsized.
On home-mounted rolls, he says each sheet is 4 and a
half inches wide. But, the paper on those giant public
rolls measures only four and an eighth in width. And,
he says, when you have grown up finishing things off
with 4.5" sheets, that missing 3/8" takes more that a
few casual K-Mart trips to get used to.
While we're on the subject, the Japanese have
made some toilet paper moves that I think makes more
sense for us to copy than to keep trying to match their
automobiles. They are actually printing language les-
sons on toilet paper. When I first read about that, I
wrote the manufacturer in Yokohama for details. He
answered that more effective manufacturing methods
were increasing supply over demand, and so he had to
Coast Guard Auxiliary to
hold boating class
A course in power boating skills and seamanship
conducted by Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors will
begin Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Flotilla 81
Training Center, 4208 129th St., Cortez, north of the
Seafood Shack Restaurant.
The course includes legal requirements, boat handling
skills, navigation, weather and VHF radio. Classes will
run for three weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuition
for the course is free and materials and textbooks are avail-
able at the center at a nominal cost.
For further information about Coast Guard Auxil-
iary courses, or for registration for the power boating
class, call 722-6971 or 778-7374.
MCC offers new AA degree
in legal studies
Manatee Community College will offer a new Asso-
ciate in Arts degree program in legal studies in the upcom-
ing fall term, affording a new option for students who wish
to pursue a bachelor's degree in the field of law.
Fall term 1996 begins on Monday, Aug. 26. Reg-
istration is currently underway.
For additional details, call the college at 755-1511,
do something new to keep from being wiped out. So,
the language lessons; for now, Japanese to English.
He said they print six English words on each
sheet on each roll and plan to introduce new words
each month. "Regulars," he said, should be able to
learn more than 800 words a year. "Irregulars" will,
of course, learn proportionally less. He said the com-
pany had no plans to hold exams to see how students
The only concern for this particular teaching
method in Japan, he says, is the obvious male chau-
vinist concern that women will probably pick up more
new words each month than men. Berlitz-type
schools aren't happy either, seeing their language
laboratories giving way to lavatories. But all seem to
agree that it is an interesting use of previously unpro-
ductive time. Mentally unproductive time, that is.
I'm not one to pooh-pooh an idea like this. After
all, it does represent a means to an end. I think we
ought to give it some serious thought over here. Not
to teaching Japanese language lessons, but maybe
other courses like learning how to run computers or
VCRs. Or even other subjects that could lead, like, to
a BA degree.
But, I'm just a little bit skeptical with some
reason. We trained our dogs years ago on the New
York Times, and they never spoke a word of English.
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PHOTO CONTEST RUNNERS-UP
Although the Kodak KINSA photo contest is over for another year, judges Gretchen Edgren, Jennifer Heisdorf
and Paul Roat had a hard time choosing the six final winners from The Islander Bystander. The pictures included
here were the runners-up during the contest. Don't forget to start snapping those pictures for next year's contest!
Kaley Erin Scott of
A girl and her puppy, by Ted Thompson of Sarasota.
Nature, anyone? Photo by Tim Hyden of Bradenton.
Mary Beiler of Parrish caught this colorful grasshopper on film.
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The flamingo was fortunate Beth Humphrey ofBradenton Beach had her camera. "Get out ofmy parking space!" was Liz Viens, Holmes Beach, caption for this shot.
Low tide never looked so good as captured on film by H.L Van Winkle of Holmes Beach.
Happy Fourth of July from
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 1, 1996 M PAGE 11 IPi
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Hal and Bob Keyser of Holmes Beach recently held a family reunion. More than 50family members from Califor-
nia, Texas, Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, New Hampshire and other areas of Florida traveled to Anna
Maria for the event The highlight of the reunion was a family gathering held at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria for a
day of swimming, boat rides and lots of great food Islander Photo: Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keyser
Island minister to speak
Rev. Frank Hutchison, who recently retired as pas-
tor of Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna
Maria City, will speak at the Longboat Island Chapel
Sunday service, Aug. 4., at 10 a.m. Music will be pro-
vided by trumpeter Leon Merian. The chapel is located
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Frances Cooper Davis
Frances Cooper Davis, 47, of Dalton, Ga., died
July 22 in Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton.
She is survived by her mother, Lieunette
Courson Cooper of Dalton; a sister and
brother-in-law, Frenette and Bob Brown of
Anna Maria Island; two nephews, Mark
Brown of Tampa and Ken Brown of
Bradenton; and aunts and uncles, Beadie
Swygert and Cochran Wear, both of Dalton;
Nelva Carlton of Collegedale, Tenn.; Matilu
and Glenn Cooper of Cohutta, Ga.; and
Vonice Pelz and Ralph Courson, both of
Funeral services were held at Love Funeral
Home in Dalton with Dr. Billy Nimmons offi-
ciating. Memorials may be made to the
Consauga Kidney Care, 1009 Professional
Blvd., Dalton, Ga. 30720, or to the Georgia Li-
ons Lighthouse Foundation, Inc., 1775
Clairmont Rd., Decatur, Ga. 30033-4005.
Irene C. Riddle
Irene C. Riddell, 82, of Holmes Beach, died
July 26 in PersonaCare of Bradenton.
Born in Portadown, Northern Ireland, Mrs.
Riddell came to Manatee County from Lakeland
in 1973. She was a homemaker. She was a mem-
ber of Temple Lutheran Church, Brookline, Pa.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel; three
daughters, Lois DeBona of Bradenton, Judith Riggs
of Webster, N.H., and Susan Curtin of Atlanta; a
twin sister, Peg Molby of West Palm Beach; eight
grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held at Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, in Holmes
Beach with Brother Anthony Francis Tornabene
officiating. Memorials may be made to
Alzheimer's Association, 350 Braden Ave.,
Sarasota, Fla. 34243.
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R you serious?
Islander cartoonist Jack Egan stopped in the office
to talk "cartoons" this week with an interesting piece
of mail in hand, just collected from his post office box
in Anna Maria.
The cut-out letters on the envelope, postmarked
Anna Maria, spelled out Jack's name like a ransom
note. It apparently made its way into his mail box with-
out the benefit of an address but it has a canceled
stamp. We surmised the mailer dropped it in the local
Egan says his mail is sometimes, well, "catty." He
gets a lot of teasing from the post office folks for some
of the special mail that comes to his box because ...
well, Jack's not exactly a "cat person."
"The worst thing I get is catalogs of cat stuff." To
make his point, Jack opened the card. There was a pre-
cious little kitten on the cover of the card and inside,
more cut-out letters.
This time it was a poke at Jack's latest acquisition
- and his chilling ascent into the 20th century air
"R you serious? You now have air-conditioning?"
the card says.
The trademark cat from a Fat Cat Carpet and Up-
holstery Cleaning ad appears as the signature with the
only other comment, "Perfect."
Maybe they couldn't find all the letters for
Jack's been working in unbearable heat cleaning
up his attic, all the while knowing the end result would
be worthwhile. He just makes it sound like complain-
ing because he hates to give up his status as one of the
last bastions of "old Florida."
He'll be really upset to discover that Bob Ardren,
outdoor perspectives columnist in this newspaper, still
doesn't have even a window-unit air conditioner. Or,
that Editor Paul Roat refuses to turn his AC on in some
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twisted "Florida native" tradition.
Jack's owned his home near the north end of Anna
Maria since the '50s without benefit of central air.
Well, five or so window units were installed over time
but, being the frugal Irish person he is, Egan would
never have considered running them all, no matter how
hot things got.
Jack and wife Judy have spent a lot of spare time over
the past few months clearing out 40-plus years of memo-
rabilia from the attic where the duct work would go.
Daughter Erin Kosfeld said, "Boy, you should see
how nylon holds up." According to her, all the cos-
tumes, clothing and other outfits saved for three daugh-
ters over the course of 20 years or so held up pretty well
- especially the ones made of nylon.
Jack insists he didn't come across any treasures or
much of anything of any particular value. "We just
saved everything," he says.
We're betting Egan's so-called treasures will turn up
as celebrity items at one of the Island charity yard sales in
the not-too-distant future and that's just perfect
If you attended any of the bridge hearings two years
ago when Egan served on a committee to make recom-
mendations on bridge height to the Metropolitan Planning
Organization, you might recall Jack made a plea to keep
the current bridge because, among other reasons, he said
a high bridge would create a lot more noise.
Egan enlightened those of us with central air con-
ditioning (and closed windows) to his first-hand knowl-
edge of sounds stemming from a lack of air condition-
ing (open windows). And, he reckoned, sound would
travel better from the bridge height of 65 feet
Now we may never know. But if Jack had a kitten,
it could live in languor in cool, quiet surroundings.
Like a native
A new national dining guide will hit the book
stores soon featuring three local restaurants.
PLEASE SEE STIR-IT-UP, NEXT PAGE
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STIR-IT-UP, FROM PAGE 12
No, Beach Bistro is not included, although it's listed
in most guides, including prestigious Zagat Survey guides.
But Bistro appears to have escaped the discerning eye -
or palate of authors of this new release.
"Where The Locals Eat A Guide To The Best Res-
taurants In America" is a national
directory of restaurants that are
popular with people who live Which way is
Local restaurants chosen by
area residents as "best" are Duffy's Tavern,
Cafe on the Beach and Gulf Drive Cafe three top
choices on Anna Maria Island for all-American, all-
around dining in the family-budget price range.
According to publisher Magellan Press, researchers
spent more than two years gathering information on nearly
10,000 restaurants in more than 1,000 American cities.
(The researchers think all three restaurants are in
Bradenton Beach. It's that darn Zip Code misnomer
again. Duffy's and Cafe on the Beach are in Holmes
Beach but the mid-Island city shares Zip 34217 with
Bradenton Beach. Oh well.)
"Who knows better where to eat in San Jose or
Wichita than the people who live there?" asks Lee Wil-
son, Magellan Press editor in chief.
Wilson won't reveal sources for the recommenda-
tions. She only says they list restaurants named as best
in local reader polls, by restaurant critics and editors
and by local business and professional people. But
she's willing to entertain suggestions for the next edi-
tion from anyone not affiliated with the nominated res-
The book rates restaurants by city in more than 75
categories of dining from barbecue to vegetarian in-
cluding a listing for "child-friendly." There may be
more than one best listed in categories but that reflects
Magellan's research. If sources named several "bests,"
so did the editors.
Listings include restaurant name, phone number
and address only no "blurbs" or commentary. The
editors decided that the fact that people like the restau-
rant and knowing what type of food they serve is all a
traveler or tourist needs to know.
Anyone for a scratch-and-sniff version?
Escargot ......................................................... $5.95
Cheese Sticks .................................................. $3.95
Fried Mushrooms .......................................... $3.95
Buffalo Wings ................................................. $3.95
Buffalo Shrimp ............................................... $7.95
Shrimp & Artichokes ....................................$7.95
Chicken Fingers ............................................. $4.25
Mahi Fingers .................................................. $4.95
Shrimp Hosea ................................................. $7.95
Shrimp Cocktail............................................. $5.95
Garlic Bread Supreme ................................... $2.95
Gravlax .......................................................... $7.95
Potato Skins .................................................... $3.95
Eddie B's Shrimp-cargot............... .......... $7.95
Steak Fries............ 954 Cole Slaw ................ 95
House Salad...... $1.25 Cottage Cheese ...... 95
Wild Rice............ 95o Red Skin .................. 954
Potato Salad......... 954 Potato Chips ........$1.25
Apple Sauce......... 954 Fresh Vegetable ..... 954
The aroma of a Duffyburger, Belgian waffles at
Gulf Drive Cafe and, at Cafe on the Beach, the waft-
ing bouquet of Hawaiian Tropic oops, make that the
abundantly delicious all-you-can-eat pancake and sau-
Oh yeah. It will cost you $19.95 to discover where
everyone else thinks you should eat.
of "Where The
have a good
idea. I learned
some time back f
while doing mar-
ket research for
visitor guides that
the primary purpose
given by 85 percent
of the people who
come to Florida is to
visit friends and rela-
tives. Or, so says state
ness and the beach
all take a back
seat to friends and
RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
202 Pine Ave Anna Maria
Dining Tues Sun 11:30 am 10pm
Lounge open Tues Sun
11:30am to Midnight
Florida Seafood Gumbo ........... $1.95 ........ $2.95
New England Clam Chowder....... $1.95 ........$2.95
French Onion ................................................. $3.25
Soup of the Day ......................... $1.95 ........ $2.95
Chicken Salad................................................ $4.50
Tuna Salad ..................................................... $4.50
Shrim p Salad ................................................. $5.50
All cold plates come on a bed of lettuce
w/afresh fruit & veggie garnish.
House Salad ................................................. $1.50
with chicken........ $4.50 with shrimp ......... $5.50
Caesar Salad .................................................. $4.50
with chicken........ $7.50 with shrimp ......... $7.95
kNDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 1, 1996 E PAGE 13 lij
With that in mind, it only makes sense for a busi-
ness to work hard to satisfy local customers. They're
the primary source for recommendations to their vis-
iting friends and family.
You wouldn't send your best friend from college
or your favorite Uncle Ernie to a restaurant you don't
like yourself, would you?
We all send our visitors to places we like and the
type of places we know they'll like, too.
Well, Beach Bistro may not have gotten the nod
from the editors of "Where The Locals Eat" but they
have their own bragging rights and a right nice rec-
ommendation of their own this week.
Who sent the sophisticated couple to the Bistro
may remain a mystery, but as they entered the dining
room on Friday night, one of the waiters remarked how
the gentleman looked like Mel Brooks.
The maitre d' asked, "Reservation, sir?"
"Brooks," said the familiar face as he returned the
And it was.
Mel Brooks and wife Anne Bancroft (she's here for
the filming of "Great Expectations") found the little
bistro on the beach very much to their liking, accord-
ing to owner Sean Murphy. They were pleased to find
Beach Bistro, enjoyed their meal immensely and said
the entire cast and crew of "Expectations" had been
looking for just such a restaurant, Murphy said.
Apparently they made their pleasure at the Bistro
known, as more than 10 members of the production
staff were there dining two nights later.
If you feel like being star struck and satiated by bouil-
labaisse pull up a seat next to mine in the little back
room at Beach Bistro. I'll be there waiting for a glimpse
of "Expectations" actress Gwen Paltrow's husband.
We have "More than a mullet wrapper" T-shirts at
the office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Hurry in quantities are limited.
Ham and Cheese............................................ $3.95
Roast Beef .......................................................$3.50
Corned Beef .................................................... $3.95
Cold Gumbo.................................................... $4.50
Chicken Salad ................................................. $3.50
Tuna Salad ...................................................... $3.50
Shrimp Salad .................................................. $4.50
Served on white, wheat, rye or hoagie roll. with lettuce,
tomato, onion & pickle. Also your choice of chips, slaw or
potato salad. Steak Fries can be substitutedfor 50e extra.
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Hamburger ............................................. $4.95
Cheeseburger ......................................... $5.25
Deluxe Burger ............................................... $5.50
Chicken Sandwich ........................................ $5.50
Deluxe Chicken ............................................. $5.95
Grouper ........................................................ $6.95
French Dip .................................................. $5.95
Philly Cheese Steak ...................................... $5.95
Prime Rib Sandwich..................................... $6.95
All grill sandwiches served with Steak Fries.
Fried Shrimp .................................................. $8.95
Prime Rib ...................................................... $8.95
Beef Stroganoff ............................................... $6.95
Roast Pork ....................................................... $7.95
Quesadilla ..................................................... $7.95
Beef Steak ......................................................$6.95
Fish and Chips ...............................................$5.95
Liver & Onions............................................ $6.95
All entrees served with hot bread & butter.
Choice of soup, cole slaw or salad.
Choice of redskin or mashed potatoes, wild rice or fries.
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MARKETBY NORANAVVY S R / E D BY WL HORTZ
BY NORMAN S. WIZER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 Mel Torme piece
5 One who can
take a joke
20 Fruit tree
21 Digest (old
22 The "C' in C. S.
23 Bulls and Bears
27 City near
28 Follows illegally
30 "Don't \orry
31 Uganda : Amin
33 Triple witching
41 Fill (up)
47 "Orfeo ed
52 Symbol of
59 Act rudely on
the dance floor
62 Hens, in a
65 Intensive care
66 Throughout, in
68 Lowly ones
69 Panner of
76 Kind of
79 Come out the
81 Fortas and
S I f features
86 Book value
91 Start for
"Ideas" in song
93 Comedian Bill,
94 Raven maniac?
95 Country with its
shape on its flag
98 Bursts of energy
101 Like Sibelius
105 \Words never
"heard" on stage
106 Street name
108 Certain second-
110 Off the wall
111 Prince of opera
113 In theviiclntl r
115 Trims. as a
1 Abbr. on a letter
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Art gallery hosts
The August Open (no, it's not a golf tournament) will
open at the Sarasota Visual Art Center on Saturday, Aug.
3, featuring 42 paintings, photographs, mixed-media
works and sculptures by artists throughout Florida.
Juried by Robert Sindelir, director of Kendall Cam-
pus Gallery of Miami-Dade Community College, and
by award-winning New York sculptor and
Guggenheim Fellow Pedro Lujan, the show is "a little
different from past shows," says Davidson Gigliotti,
co-executive director of the Visual Art Center. "There
are a few post-moder pieces on the walls as well as
work of a more traditional nature," he said.
The work by Longboat Key artist Harold Winer is
included in the event.
The public is invited to attend a preview and re-
ception for the August Open on Friday, Aug. 2, from
7 to 9 p.m. at the Visual Art Center, 707 N. Tamiami
Paper sculpture featured
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Island Police Reports
Anna Maria City
July 19, burglary, 10000 block of Gulf Drive.
Unknown persons) entered upstairs residence and fled
in unknown direction with a television set.
July 19, suspicious, 101 S. Bay Blvd., the An-
chorage. Fire inspector considered three stern cans
and large leak in sprinkler-system pipes under vacant
restaurant suspicious because the business was sched-
uled for foreclosure. Also at scene was a court-ap-
pointed receiver serving as caretaker for the property.
July 19, domestic disturbance, 500 block of South
Bay Boulevard. Complainant reported that subject is-
sued threats during visit to retrieve his belongings.
SJuly 19, domestic disturbance, 100 block of Cres-
cent Drive. Complainant and subject got into argument
over money. Officer reported no signs of physical vio-
lence. Complainant left for the night.
July 20, theft, 400 block of Magnolia Avenue.
Complainant reported theft of 60 bricks from posted
July 22, burglary, 10000 block of Gulf Drive.
Unknown persons) entered upstairs apartment and fled
in unknown direction with a microwave.
July 19, theft, 116 Bridge St., Sports Lounge.
Victim reported theft of unlocked $190 mountain bike
from outside premises.
July 20, 2200 block of Gulf Drive. Victim re-
ported that her roommate had refused to return victim's
ID and checkbook and had then pushed victim into a
window, breaking it and injuring victim. Suspect fled
on foot and was arrested eight blocks away.
July 21, Marchman Act, 100 block of Fourth
Street South. Visibly intoxicated subject was found at
location and unable to tell officer where he lived. Sub-
ject was Marchman Acted for his own protection.
July 22, burglary, Leffis Key. Victim reported
that her car had been pried open and a black bag con-
taining her purse was stolen. No fingerprints could be
taken due to victim contamination.
July 23, petty theft, 100 block of Fourth Street
South. Theft of $60 hammock from its frame.
July 19, larceny, 200 block of 52nd Street. Vic-
tim reported overnight theft from boat of fishing gear
and equipment valued at $1,850 and damage of $500.
Suspect(s) were wearing lug-soled boots/shoes.
July 19, theft, 300 block of 63rd Street. Com-
plainant reported that unlocked 1987 vehicle with keys
in the ignition was stolen during the early morning
hours. Vehicle was recovered 24 hours later in Laurel
with the radio missing. Female operator of Nokomis
July 19, service, 300 block of 72nd Street. Officer
assisted victim in removal of a corn snake from the
July 19, traffic, 3500 block of Gulf Drive. Com-
plainant reported involvement in a crash on Manatee
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 18
Avenue and 75th Street, not realizing contact had been
made with the other vehicle until she got home.
July 19, found property a cellular phone left
three days earlier at Home True Value Hardware.
July 19, suspicious, 5300 block of Holmes Bou-
levard. Complainant stated that in trying to get his last
paycheck from his former employer at an Island restau-
rant, the head waiter had threatened his life.
July 19, suspicious, Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Officer responded to a report of some bones near the
seawall on the southwest corner of the bridge. Officer
located several ribs, a spine and some pelvic bones,
apparently from a 35- to 40-pound dog.
July 19, suspicious, 4700 Gulf Drive, elementary
school. Officer observed two 11-year-olds playing on
the roof. Subjects agreed to remain grounded.
July 19, battery, 4900 block of Gulf Drive. Of-
ficer responded to a problem between neighbors. Vic-
tim said subject had accused him of turning off the
electricity to subject's residence and had pushed him.
Subject said victim turned off the juice to aggravate
him and denied the battery. Victim restored electric
service at breaker box and refused to press charges.
July 20, noise complaint, 5702 Marina Drive,
Turtles. Officer responded to complaint of loud music.
Door man advised the music would be tuned down.
July 20, burglary, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. Victim reported that her purse
had been stolen from the trunk of her car three days
earlier. Officer reported entry was probably gained to
trunk-release lever through 2-inch window opening.
No fingerprints taken due to time lapse.
July 20, suspicious, 2800 block of Avenue E.
Officer responded to report of despondent female sub-
ject. Subject assured officer that she would not harm
herself and agreed to contact the police department if
she needed further help.
July 20, suspicious, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. Out-of-
town subject was awoken from his sleep beside the store
and sent on his way after a negative warrants check.
July 20, assist, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue. Of-
ficer responded at request of a parent to a possible do-
mestic problem. Possible victim said all was well and
officer was not welcome.
July 20, theft, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. Store clerk
reported that a vacationing couple had left without pay-
ing for their gas. Clerk believed it was an oversight.
July 21, suspicious, 3100 Gulf Drive, Island in the
Sun. Officer responded to complaint of subjects jump-
ing from second floor balcony into the pool. Officer
discovered a large party in progress and advised sub-
jects to have fun in a safer way.
July 21, assist Bradenton Beach Police De-
partment and Florida Highway Patrol, Bridge
Street and Gulf Drive. Two suspects being pur-
sued by FHP had bailed out at Cortez and Gulf
and were last seen running south. Local police
helped establish perimeter. Suspects apprehended
hours later in Holmes Beach.
July 21, assist, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County
Public Beach. Teenager had come upon an unattended
1- to 2-year-old. Toddler was claimed before officer
July 23, theft, 2700 block of Gulf Drive. Com-
plainant reported theft from their outside quarters of
two recently purchased pet iguanas valued at $750.
Complainant supplied name of one possible suspect.
July 23, civil, 200 block of 55th Street. Complain-
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The weekly contests get underway every Sat-
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10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees.
if the neighbors create a disturbance.
July 24, noise complaint, 44th Street and Second
Avenue. Officer responded to late-night table tennis
game in a carport. Subjects agreed to tone down the
July 24, theft, 3805 Gulf Drive, Umbrella Beach
Resort. Victim reported theft of a $300 cellular phone
sometime in the past 48 hours from his unlocked car.
July 24, lost property, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo.
Subject called to report that he had left his wallet with
credit cards, driver's license and $380 cash at the pay
.phone three hours earlier.
July 24, noise complaint, 6608 Marina Drive,
Gloria Dei Church. Officer responded to middle-of-
the-night report of someone playing a guitar and sing-
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July 25, civil, 6600 block of Holmes Boulevard.
Complainant stated that she was advised by an attorney
to go on record that her estranged husband had diverted
her phone bill to his mailing address.
July 26, assist, 6822 Gulf Drive, West Winds Con-
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to leave and noticed a suspicious subject walking
through parking lot Officer watched while complain-
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Egmont Key is now for the birds
By Bob Ardren
We all thought Egmont Key was reserved for
wildlife, but now it turns out to be for the birds. Most
of us have experienced a little wildlife at one time or
another on Egmont, but little did we know how
many folks wanted to join us.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service says that last
year 80,000 people boated out to Egmont. In effect,
they are loving the little island in the mouth of
Tampa Bay to death. Things have gotten so crowded
that even the birds aren't sticking around.
As an example, successful black skimmer
nestings on the island are down to zero.
Check out our front page and you'll notice that
The Islander Bystander has special feelings about
black skimmers. We're trying to make them a trade-
mark of our community.
So something had to be done, and it is. It's too
bad perhaps, but as more and more of us discovered
the joys of a day on Egmont Key, we're pushing out
the locals (the skimmers), and that's not right. New
rules now will block off about 10 times the current
restricted zone for bird and other marine popula-
tions. No humans will be allowed in much of the
southern end of the island come the end of this year.
I suggest we all honor the new rules at Egmont
in the spirit of preserving another little bit of "the
real Florida," and look forward to welcoming back
the rare black skimmers.
Death watch on 2-strokes?
A year or so ago I wrote about a book called
"Polluting for Pleasure" that pointed out the amount
of air and water pollution modern marine engines
produce. In an area with a lot of boats, the amount
of oil dumped into the water through the exhaust of
two-stroke engines alone can be substantial.
In fact, in Washington, D.C., days with heavy air
pollution result in banning power boats on the
Potomac River. That may sound heavy handed, but
Washington is seldom known for its light touch.
Anyway, the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency is expected to issue new rules this week that
will force manufacturers to cut pollution from new
watercraft, be it a yacht or Jet-ski, by 75 percent.
This isn't unlike what's been required of car engines
in recent years.
There's also talk of an outright ban on two-
stroke marine engines by the year 2006, and here we
go with heavy handedness again.
Some of my friends in the auto industry tell me
that by 2006 we may all be driving two-stroke en-
gines in our cars. They won't be the smoky, oil leak-
ing two-strokes we so often remember, but then, ac-
tually the new outboards coming out of the factories
today are a big improvement over those old models,
My point is that engineers say ultra-modern two-
stroke engines with ceramic blocks and other ad-
vanced features may well be the next generation of
clean burning internal combustion engines. We'll
Meanwhile, boaters can expect sharply increased
prices on their engines if the new rules pass, and let's
hope they actually accomplish cleaner waters as
promised with the newer engines.
Flaming ring of fire
We've all been to a circus and seen big cats
jumping through "a flaming ring of fire." Turns out
there's a fellow in Plant City who's trying to train
bass to go the same thing.
According to a story in the Tampa Tribune last
week, Greg Waller has trained bass in a pond on his
property to jump through a floating plastic ring on
the water to snatch a minnow. No, it's not a new
fishing technique, but a little bit of show business to
go with Waller's catfish raising and tourist business.
It seems Waller charges fishers to come in and
wet a line at his Catfish Greg's Fish Out. Business
was pretty good, but Waller figured a little show biz
would help things along.
So after three weeks of training he has the bass,
which live in a separate pond from the catfish, jump-
ing through hoops to please the customers.
My guess is that lots of small business people
can relate to that.
First Waller bangs on an old iron skillet that par-
tially hangs in the water. Then he suspends a live
shiner on a string 18 inches above a plastic ring, and
pretty soon the bass are jumping through the ring to
get the shiner.
"I tried a hoop with fire once, Waller told the
Tribune, "but I think, you know, the fire kinda
scared the bass."
Think I should introduce Waller to a couple of
cat trainers I know from back in my circus days.
See you next week.
Pompano passing through the passes; reds still plentiful
By Capt. Mike Heistand
In typical summer fishing style, snook action is
great right now. The problem with landing a
linesider, of course, is the season for keeping them
is closed. Never fear, since redfish are plentiful and
hungry in the backwater. There are some good re-
ports of pompano moving through the inlets near the
Island, and grouper and snapper action is still good
farther from shore in the Gulf.
Jack at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching snook, redfish, mangrove
snapper, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel and a few
Susie at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching a lot of big snook some up to
37 inches long which have to be released as
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they're out-of-season and too big for the slot limit.
One lucky fisher did catch a tarpon off the pier, but
the silver king eluded the hook before being brought
to the dock. Other action included some too-big reds
and lots of mangrove snapper.
George at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier said
the best report of the week was on Saturday when a 3-
foot-long shark was caught.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 75 head of Key West grunts and
small grouper. The six-hour trips averaged 100 head of
Key West grunts, porgies and grouper. The nine-hour
trips averaged 125 head of mangrove snapper, grouper
and Key West grunts.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing very well catching redfish in shallow
water, a few trout and some oversized catch-and-re-
lease snook. Carl's bait report is "scattered," he added.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's also bringing in and
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releasing lots of snook and enough redfish to keep
his charters very happy.
On my boat Magic we've caught a few small
sharks and lots of trout, plus a few keeper reds.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's finding a few
keeper cobia, some redfish and catch-and-release
snook on the seagrass flats. He notes that bait is
starting to get bigger.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said redfish ac-
tion is hot in the backwater, as is shark fishing. Look
for mangrove snapper in the Intracoastal Waterway,
but about the only bait they're taking is shrimp. Off-
shore, grouper are still thick in the deep water but
snapper are plentiful closer to shore near any of the
Capt. Mike Greig said he's hooking up with
lots of pompano in the passes and plenty of catch-
and-release snook on the seagrass flats in the bays.
Good luck and good fishing.
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DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
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Aug 2 3:14 1.9 8:06 1.0 2:44 2.4 9:05 0.6
Aug 3 3:47 2.0 9:10 0.9 3:43 2.1 9:34 0.8
Aug4 4:19 2.1 10:17 0.9 4:44 1.9 10:06 1.0
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Summer shark angling always good for a fight
By Andrew White
Summertime can be a real drag for fishermen on
Florida's Gulf coast. The scalding temperatures and
bright, sunny conditions that characterize this season
can make the fish seem a bit wacky.
Shallow water and flats species get finicky in the
heat. The abundance of baitfish in the area allows them
to pick and choose their times to feed, making these
fish hard to target. Offshore favorites like grouper and
snapper move to deeper water for the warmer months.
Chasing them this time of year means extra long runs
into the Gulf with often mixed results.
Experienced fishermen know they can always pick
a good fight with a shark during the summer, and they
don't have to go very far or work very hard to do it.
Sharks come to Anna Maria Island in droves during the
heated months. Their great numbers make them easy to
find. All the public fishing piers on Anna Maria pro-
duce a good number of sharks each week in the sum-
mer, with the Rod and Reel and Anna Maria City Pier
being the top spots.
Fishing directly off of the beach at night is an-
other option. This method can produce great num-
bers of smaller sharks who cruise the deeper
beachside channels in the dark hours. If you are
looking for a true monster, you need to fish from
shore near one of the passes or inlets that separate
the Gulf from Tampa and Sarasota bays. Large
sharks of all kinds move through these areas with the
tides. The strong currents and open water provide the
biggest sharks room to roam and plenty of foodfish
caught up in the tide.
Many species of shark make their summer home
in Florida's waters. The shark most sought after by
sportsfishermen is the Blacktip. They are feisty little
predators who grow to about six feet in length and
150 pounds, but most often are encountered in the 2-
to 4-foot range. Blacktips have been known to strip
60 yards of line in a single run. They are extremely
fast and are prone to jump repeatedly when hooked.
The most common type of shark caught in local
waters is the Lemon shark. They can reach up to eight
feet and 200 pounds. While the Lemon does not pro-
vide as spectacular a fight as the Blacktip, they are still
a worthy opponent on most types of tackle.
Hammerhead sharks are the largest and meanest
fish that can be found in this part of the Gulf. This sea-
son I have heard of sightings of hammerheads in the
12- to 14-foot range. You can usually find them cruis-
ing the passes and inlets chasing schools of tarpon,
which is a favorite food of the larger species.
These are the three most common kinds of sharks
you will encounter while fishing Anna Maria, but
plenty more are available on an irregular basis. They
include Bull sharks, Spinner sharks, Sandbar sharks,
and a variety of lesser-known species.
Tackle for shark fishing can vary widely depend-
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One that didn't get away,
although it was released
- a Lemon shark.
Islander Photo: Andrew
Blacktips and Lemons provide excellent sport on
light spinning tackle, while you might have to go a
bit heavier for Hammerheads. The one "must" for
this brand of fishing is wire leader the shark's
sharp teeth and rough skin will wear through any
sized monofilament in a hurry.
The most common misconception about shark
fishing is that you have to use some kind of bloody
meat for bait. In my experience nothing could be
farther from the truth. I have had great results from
using a variety of small, live baits. Using whatever
is natural to the area is the best way to match what
the shark would normally be feeding on. Pinfish,
grunts, ladyfish and menhaden all work very well.
I've even caught some 6- to 8-footers on a single,
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
July 18, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 34-foot sailboat
aground off Bishops Point. A Coast Guard vessel
responded and transported the passengers to shore.
July 18, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded at Station Cortez. The re-inspection from a
previous boarding discovered no violations.
July 19, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 16-foot power boat un-
manned and adrift off Anna Maria Island. A Coast
Guard boat responded, but a Good Samaritan had
towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 20, Search and rescue !assistance. Sta-
tion Cortez received a report of a 25-foot power
boat overdue from shark fishing. The vessel had
a dead battery and was assisted by a Good Sa-
maritan. Station Cortez assisted with communica-
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the hook rather than trying to remove it. Even with the
smaller fish, you want to stay as far away from those
sharp teeth as you can.
I support the catch-and-release of sharks due to
depletion of stocks over the last few years, but I hear
they make excellent table fare. If you are inclined to
keep one, ask local restaurants or tackle shops for ad-
vice on how to cook them.
Better yet, ask your favorite restaurant to cook it
Good luck and good fishing!
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boarded in Tampa Bay. No violations were found.
July 21, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 21-foot
power boat off Rattlesnake Point in Tampa Bay. A
Coast Guard boat responded and towed the vessel
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Cortez received a report of a disabled 16-foot
power boat near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Two
Coast Guard boats responded and towed the ves-
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July 22, Boarding. A 52-foot power boat was
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6305 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a North Beach Village
elevated attached townhouse of 1,206 sfla with 2bed/
2bath/2car built in 1988 on a 39x87 lot, was sold 6/4/96,
Fitzgerald to Nelson, for $156,500; list unknown.
770 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground level
1,512 sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1969 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 6/4/96, Saddlemire to Zubero, for
$150,000; list $172,000.
2214 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, an elevated
1,674 sfla 4bed/2bath/3cp duplex built in 1983 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 6/10/96, Tacciarone to Anderson,
for $129,900; list unknown.
236 Oak, Anna Maria, a canalfront ground-level
1,648 sfla 2bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1958 on a
75x147 lot, was sold 6/10/96, Shuart to Krug, for
$198,000; list unknown.
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WATERFRONT BEAUTY. Exciting 3BR/2-1/
2B, luxurious home. Magnificent vistas from
almost every room, 2nd floor balcony. Over-
sized 2-car garage, dock. $399,900. Janet
Dickerson, 795-4357. #13768.
QUIET AND LUXURIOUS canal-front home at
the end of a cul-de-sac. 3BR/3-1/2B, vaulted ceil-
ings, fireplace, extra office or den. $579,500.
Sandy Marchinetti, 758-7438. #13799.
PEACEFUL HOME on canal in a neighborhood
where homes reflect pride of ownership. Newer
dock and seawall. Ready for you to unlock the
door and move in. $289,000. Sandy Marchinetti,
EXQUISITE 2BR/2B townhome with den. End
unit, many upgrades. Tennis, biking. $129,900.
Traute Winsor, 727-7074. #13284.
SAILBOAT WATER. Luxurious condominium.
State-of-the-art island kitchen, master suite, loft
office. Workshop with A/C. Lanai overlooks
lighted dock. Direct access to ICW. $199,900.
Barry & Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. #67950.
ONE OF LAST LARGE BUILDABLE LOTS lo-
cated in a quiet area of Holmes Beach. Boat slip
included. Walk to the bay or beach. $84,900.
Daphne Lautz, 756-1423. #13676.
On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Gated community. Beautifully
furnished 2BR/2B. Lake view, 2nd floor. Washer/
dryer. Heated pool, tennis. $1,100 per month.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.
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3000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 10 Palm Cay, a 750
sfla Ibed/lbath condo built in 1973, was sold 6/10/96,
Alflen to Howell & Desena, for $54,500; list $71,500.
509 83rd SL, Holmes Beach, a 90x109 canalfront
lot, was sold 6/13/96, Culbreth to Laudermilk, for
$158,000; list unknown.
605 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
ground level 2,645 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in
1963 on a 93x126 lot, was sold 6/11/96, Clark to
MacFarlane, for $325,000; list $349,500.
206 78th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,680
sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1955 on a 75x80 lot,
was sold 6/18/96, Piscitelli to Stewart, for $125,000;
307 66th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,786
sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 90x105 lot,
was sold 6/18/96, Heller to McMahon, for $130,000;
405 21st Place, Bradenton Beach, a bayfront two-
story 2,989 sfla 3bed/3&1/2bath/lcar home built in
WELL MAINTAINED 2BR/2BA home with cozy
fireplace. Newly refinished hardwood floors, ex-
tra room for den or office. New A/C, refrigera-
tor & washer/dryer in '94. Remodeled kitchen
and baths. 1-car garage. Pretty light & bright
Island residence. Easy to show! $154,900. Call
Susan Hatch, 778-7616 eves.
ISLAND VILLAGE. Stunning updated condo -
ceramic tile, wallpaper soft pastel colors. 2BR/
2BA unit with a view of Tampa Bay & Skyway
Bridge. Short walk to beach. All this and a
Homeowner's Warranty. $121,900. Call Zee
Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
BRING YOUR BOAT AND FISHING POLE This
tidy 1 bedroom, 1 bath ground floor unit on a deep
water canal has own deeded boat dock. Outdoor
spa plus community laundry. Waterfront bargain
at only $61,900. Call Judy Duncan, 778-1589,
eves. or Darcie Duncan, 778-2290 eves.
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Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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1973 on a 165x100x100x110 lot, was sold 6/18/96,
Dama to Wilson, for $368,500; list $379,000.
412 Poinsettia, Anna Maria, a 67x119x67x125 lot
of little historical value, was sold 6/20/96, Phelps to
Michaels, for 54,500; list DM163,500.
423 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a ground-level
canalfront 1,283 sfla 2bed/2&1/4bath/lcar home built
in 1972 on a 79x160 lot, was sold 6/19/96, Macdonald
to Wall, for $165,000; list $175,900.
518 South Dr., Anna Maria, an elevated canalfront
1,428 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1982 on a
60x110 lot, was sold 6/17/96, Gaterud to McNulty, for
$189,000; list $204-194,900.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 248 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath canalfront condo built in
1978, was sold 6/24/96, Bettinson to Wink, for
$104,000; list $112,000.
2504 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, an elevated
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REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 22
1,312 sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1980 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 6/25/96, Hofmann to McClanahan, for
$115,000; list unknown.
2703 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1,023 sfla 2bed/l&l/2bath home built in 1920 & 1994
on a 50x100 lot, was sold 6/27/96, Eaglin to Curtin, for
$140,000; list $158,000.
407 72nd St, Holmes Beach, a 1,773 sfla4bed/3bath/
3car duplex built in 1979 on a 110x97 lot, was sold 6/24/
96, Jacquin to Wash, for $170,000; list unknown.
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108 5th St. S., Bradenton Beach, a ground level
764 sfla 2bed/2bath home built in 1936 on a 4,116 sf
lot, was sold 9/10/96, Dewey to Pettee, for $104,000;
214 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a ground level 716 sfla
2bed/lbath home built in 1924 on a 52x110 lot, was
sold 7/5/96, Adams & Graves to Dagher, for $122,000'
301 Bay Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a two-story
1,078 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar bayfront home built in 1945
on a 50x130 lot, was sold 7/8/96, Katz & Stowe to
Wacker, for $135,000; list unknown.
3703 5th Ave., Holmes Beach, 2 Seacrest II, an
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seawall and davits. Beautiful
Split bedroom design with
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GULFVIEW- Elevator, extra storage, parking beneath. Tiffany
condo, rarely offered, 2BR/2BA. Offered at $185,000. #15658.
ANNA MARIA ... Canalfront 4BR/3BA custom built home
SL.B.K, I with boat dock. Many extras. $249,000.
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MARTINIQUE- Elevator, security, pool, tennis. Direct
Gulffront 2BR/2BA. Turnkey furnished. $168,000.
SPECTACULAR VIEWS of beach/Gulf. 3BR/3BA. En-
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Turnkey furnished. Updated. $196,900.
BAYFRONT SERENITY. Nature's best. 3BR/3BA. Coun-
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GULFFRONT CONDO. Spectacular sunsets and sandy
beaches. Light & comfy. DY13378. $168,000.
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IMMACULATE HOME on natural canal. 3BR/
2BA, fireplaced Florida room, lovely treed yard on
quiet cul-de-sac. Call Roni Price eves. 778-5585.
MARKET VALUE PRICED old fashioned
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Bay. 3BR/2BA, family room. Nice family area.
Seller will entertain offers between $120,000 and
$140,000. Call Carol Heinze eves. 792-5721.
CONDO- 3BR/2BA, beautifully decorated, majestic
setting and glorious views of the Gulf from living and
dining areas. All the amenities for a vacation in para-
dise or year round residence. Call Karin Stephan
eves. 778-0766. #15853. $299,000.
Fax: 941- 778-3035
Beautiful Gulffront condo. Panoramic
view of beach and Anna Maria's spec-
tacular sunsets. Heated pool & spa.
2BR/2BA. #KS58991. $299,000.
elevated 1,100 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in the
1980s, was sold 7/11/96, Singerle to Kaeding, for
$100,000; list unknown.
4001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 101 Beach
Townhouses, an elevated 1,250 sfla 2bed/2&1/2bath
condo built in 1983, was sold 7/10/96, White to
Servidio, for $92,000; list unknown.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 212 Bridgeport,
an elevated 2bed/2bath 1,150 sfla 1982 condo, was sold
7/3/96, Herson to Boothby, for $85,000; list unknown.
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offers between $210,000 $250,000. Call Michael
Advocate eves. 778-0608. #15839.
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Serene setting on double lot (160' x 115'), third house
from the beach! Large 2,000 sq. ft. of living area
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Circular driveway, palm & fruit trees along with a hot
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Seller will entertain offers between $210,000 -
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3 52" X 37" STANDARD ANDERSON 3-pane, roll-
out windows. Great condition. $45 each, negotiable.
Marbleized sink with Moen faucet plus marbleized
vanity top. $40, negotiable. 2 sliding shower doors,
great condition. $10 ea. 3 sliding glass doors, 6' x 8',
great condition. $40 each, negotiable. Call 778-2515.
QUEEN SIZE BEDROOM set, drafting table and
chair, odd dressers, chairs, wicker, sewing machine,
queen sleeper sofa. Many other items priced to sell.
Leaving state. Call 778-0263.
FURNITURE, FURNITURE, FURNITURE Renovating
4-plex, 12 rooms. Selling new beds, sleepers, dining
rooms, living rooms. 2400 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.
WHITE WICKER 42" round table with heavy glass
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OBO. W/W step tables $25. Call 778-1981.
SIDE BY SIDE Refrigerator/freezer with ice maker.
Almond color, good condition. $200. Call 778-3629.
MOVING SALE Sat., Aug. 3,8 -12. Stereo, furniture,
microwave, new clothes, 50's kitsch, misc. household
items. 607 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE Sat., Aug. 3 only, 9 5. Westbay
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to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLCI Call 778-6000.
1978 CHEVY CAPRICE Estate Wagon. V8, 350.
Runs great. $700 OBO. Call Bill at 778-5455.
1986 CHRYSLER LEBARON convertible. New front/
rear brakes. As is $1,795 or reasonable offer. Please
1984 Honda Prelude 5 speed, power sunroof. Mile-
age only 70,000, top condition. Detailed every three
months. New Cooper tires. Drives like new. $3,500
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
SPIRIT SONG CHARTERS pleasure cruises with
Capt. Richard Ardabell. Sunset, Egmont, snorkeling
or just relax and enjoy to view. 778-2195.
1986 CATALINA 22" roller furled rigging with Marina
8hp outboard. Kept on lift. Must go. $4,350 OBO. Call
COMPAC 16' sailboat, trailer, outboard, sails. In-
cludes genaker, all Coast Guard equipment. Great
for beginners. $2,400 OBO. 778-4412.
DOCK FOR RENT deep water. $70 mo. Please call
NEED TO RENT a boat dock for 12' 6" beam, 38'
motor yacht. Call 779-1049.
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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!
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 Agnes Tooker at 778-5287 or
Ken Jackson at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Ot Dv P O Box 717 Anr Maul, RF 34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
Lovely 3BD/3BA home on two Gulf lots! 1st floor has liv-
ing area, guest bedrooms, kitchen & 2 baths. Master bed-
room suite comprises complete 2nd floor! Includes wet
bar, jacuzzi & opens onto spacious deck overlooking
beautiful beach! Two cozy fireplaces, security system plus
a "little guest house". Call Marie Franklin today!
M E UC P2 ESAT
"We ARE tha Isl.d."
905 GOuI Ol Ddn PO Bo sa35 Amnn.a M Fd 3421
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
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. Next
to but not on a canal. Owner anxious to sell.
$265,000. Now $255,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
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CANALFRONT OVERLOOKS WILDLIFE HABITAT
Canal home in near perfect condition. 2,240 total square feet,
open floor plan, private setting, beautiful 100 x 100 lot. $185,500.
Own your own vacation home or live here year round. 2BR/
2BA, pool, walk to beach, turnkey furnished. $105,000.
Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
Call me for the
BEST BUYS ON THE ISLAND
Homes Investments Condos
R~WI, GULFSTREAM REALTY
778-7777 or 1-800-318-5752
CHARMING ISLAND GET-A-WAY!
2BR/1BA, carport and enclosed lanai. Two
short blocks to the beach. Very nice area of
newer homes. Affordable Island living can
be yours for only $119,900.
Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drtve P 0 Box 717 Arna Mada, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
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FULL & PART TIME honest and reliable help
needed. Flexible hours and days. Apply to Cortez
Fishing Center, 12507 Cortez Rd. An equal oppor-
tunity employer. 795-7796.
TELLER ONE FULL TIME position. Confidential in-
quiries. Excellent benefits. Apply at First National
Bank of Manatee, 5324 Gulf Dr. EOE-Drug free
MAID REQUIRED AT Gulf motel. Please call 778-7900.
ANNA MARIA'S NEWEST & CUTEST little beach
shop has immediate positions available full and part
time. Flexible schedule and pleasant environment.
Apply in person 10 am 5 pm. Two Sides of Nature
Casual Clothing & More, Anna Maria Post Office
Plaza, 9908 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria.
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. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
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 ref-
erences. Call 778-7637, leave message.
DAY CARE OFFERED My home. Also respite, short
or long stay. 12 year Alzheimer/elderly experience.
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.
of Anna Maria Inc.
Call Robin Kollar
309 Pine Ave.
,Serving the Island.
mrom the same
location since 1970.
Visit us at our web site: http://www.islandreal.com
[B MLS -a 1-800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
Bridgeport condominium with direct Intracoastal
Waterway views. 2BR/2BA, covered parking,
turnkey furnished. Excellent rental potential.
WATERFRONT VILLA ... overlooking Spring
Lake. This 2BR/2BA, elevated villa has 2-car ga-
rage, deck and large yard. $84,900.
CANALFRONT Island home with circular drive,
2BR/2BA, garage and private boat dock. Very well
maintained, quiet yet central Holmes Beach loca-
ELEVATED Key West style home with views of
water and mangroves. Expansive living area opens
to large wrap-around deck. Extra large 2-car ga-
ANNUAL RENTALS ... are going FAST! We
have a few 1 and 2 bedroom annual rental avail-
able. Call today for an updated list to drive by!
SRetail or Service
5347 Gulf Drive
"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.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
CLEANING ON ISLAND Openings for permanent
weekly or bi-weekly. Long time resident. Excellent
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.
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.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash re-
moval, tree trimming, free estimates. Larry 794-6348.
REASONABLE RESPONSIBLE POOL care. It's our
business. Will handle all your pressure cleaning
needs. Please call Woodland's Quality Pool Care at
RELIABLE PROFESSIONAL COUPLE will sit your
house while you're away. Reasonable fees great
references. Call 778-3629.
PROFESSIONAL PEST CONTROL service. Fully
guaranteed. 28 years experience. Call Bill O'Connor
INTERNET ADVERTISING Increase the exposure for
your business by advertising on the Intemet. Advertise
both locally and internationally. Call 792-2665.
SECURITY OFFICER trained and experienced in full
range of security functions. Master of Social Work
degree. Available for patrolling, spot checks, traffic
control, crowd control, etc. For homes, apartment
complexes, businesses, special events and commu-
nity facilities on Anna Maria Island. Call 778-7462.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising! Call the Islander Bystander now at 778-
7978 or fax us at 778-9392.
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
ISLAND GARDEN CENTER Landscaping and na-
tive plants is our business. Same location 7 years
(Marina Drive). 778-4441
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.
GRASS CUTTING 60 years experience. Commer-
cial, residential. By the cut or by the month. Retired,
want to keep active. Lowest prices. Call 779-2203.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
JIM TRAVIS CONSTRUCTION Remodeling, room
additions, decks, baths, kitchens, repairs. License
#RR0066842. 779-2129, Jim.
FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the
Island 20 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential &
commercial. New construction or remodeling. 25
years experience, insured. Lic. # CGC 058-092. Call
778-5354 or pager 506-6186.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
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).
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
COZY CANALFRONT HIDEAWAY
This warm and inviting 3BR/3BA retreat is tucked away
on a quiet natural mangrove canalfront lot with cheerful
southerly exposure! There are many mature fruit trees
and the sparkling Gulf is but a short walk away. There is
a new master suite, boat dock, concrete tiled roof, and
peaceful canal-side Florida room. Only $239,000!
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
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Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Gullford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Suzanne Katen ... 921-4130 Sherry Sasser... 778-1820
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Commercial Residential* Free Estimates
Sand' Lawn Mowing* Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling Bythe cutorby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE. INSURED
87781345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
*1l77 *"3 AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
S "A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
i Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
W Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
CJ's Plumbing Inc. 778-3614
24-Hour Emergency Service & Repairs
* Water Heaters *Drain Cleaning *Disposals *Remodeling
JOHN DAVIS Beeper 569-9052
Licensed & Insured CFC056844
MULCH STONE SHELL
HAULING SOD INSTALLATION
ENTRY DECKS & MORE
CARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
Gary F. Deffenbaugh
REKEY INSTALL MASTER
New & Used Locks & Repairs
Service Islands Since 1986
ALOA 778-5594 ASIS
# Preure Cwleaning
Interior & Exterior
Popcorn Ceiling Repair
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured
CARPET, VINYL, CERAMIC tile. Sold, installed and
repaired. Excellent prices. All workmanship guaran-
teed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381 or
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave
Fully furnished beach cottage. 1 BR/1BA, private lot
and parking. $275 per week, includes phone and
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. Call Gulf-Bay
Realty at 778-7244.
STEPS TO BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/1BA. $625
mo. Call 778-1345.
NEED A TEMPORARY PLACE? Lovely furnished
Island duplex available August 1 for three months
only. $475 mo. Call 778-4872.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA unfurnished. New
kitchen, appliances, carpet, tile, etc.l Near beach -
a must see! $650 mo. First, last, security. Small pet
THIS IS THE CONDO you've been looking for. 2BR/
1BA, beautiful Gulf view. Turnkey furnished includ-
ing washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc. or unfurnished.
Don't miss this one! Call today. 749-0216.
3BR/2BA WATERFRONT Warner's Bayou with boat
dock. $1,250 mo. includes lawn maintenance. Day-
time (941) 686-4163 or weekends 778-5377.
SUNRISE/SUNSETS on the bay. Large 2BR/2BA, one
level home. View of Skyway Bridge from large, en-
closed porch. Seasonal monthly/weekly. 778-0340.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA. 203 2nd Street,
Bradenton Beach. 1 block to beach/fishing pier. Just
remodeled. Water, garbage included. $500 mo. +
$200 deposit. (813) 874-0973.
SEASONAL RENTAL Adorable cottage. 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer. Just remodeled. 1 block to beach. 106
Church St., Bradenton Beach. $500 wkJ$1,000 mo.
off season. $1,500 mo. season. (813) 874-0973.
GULFVIEW 3BR ON quiet dead end along Gulf. En-
tirely remodeled. Washer/dryer, new fridge. $875/mo.
January $2,000/mo. or annual $1,150/mo. 778-0990.
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.
TWO ANNUALS EACH 3BR/2BA, central H/A,
fenced yard, washer/dryer hookup. Near beach. One
available Aug. 1, one Sept. 1. References, deposit.
$795 mo. 778-7431.
GOLFERS 2BR/2BA ON Palm Aire Golf Course.
Beautifully furnished. North of University, Sarasota.
$850 mo. annually + security. Also seasonal, vaca-
tion. (941) 778-4142.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONALS Immaculate 1 &
2BR apartments within easy walking distance to
beach. Available weekly or monthly. Special summer
CANALFRONT HOME 2BR, den or 3BR, washer/
dryer, 2 decks, furnished or unfurnished. 779-1049.
Available immediately. Annual or seasonal. $1,200
mo. (513) 891-9703.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
Coastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience
Anna Maria Laundromat
i L Open 24 Hours
.7 Days a Week
SI 9906 GULF DRIVE
In the Anna Maria
I Post Office Plaza
, Sprinkler Systems Lawn & Garden
CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATE
(no service charge)
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PRESIDENTIAL I COMMERCIAL
REPAIRS & REMODELING NEW CONSTRUCTION
EMERGENCY SERVICE FREE ESTIMATES
WATER HEATERS SEWER & DRAIN CLEANING
FANS PHONES ROOMS
20 yrs. exp.
or page me at 252-2446
*S25 rate does not apply
to after hours or emergency service work
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ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA apartment in Holmes
Beach. Washer/dryer hook-up. $650 mo. + utilities.
208-A Peacock Lane. Call to see. 778-4084, 778-
6541 or pager 569-1591. Available now.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR turnkey furnished, vacation
rental. 100 yards to Gulf. Weekly/monthly. 778-5617.
SANDY POINTE 2BR/2BA furnished condo. Pool,
Bayview, walk to beach and shopping. Available
August. $800 mo. No pets or smokers. 723-6802.
ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious 2BR/2BA on beautiful
Key Royale. Boat dock with deep water canal, fenced
back yard, 1-car garage and wrap around driveway.
$900 mo. Call Frank at 778-8200.
ANNUAL FURNISHED APARTMENT 1BR/1BA,
across from beach. $550 mo. + utilities. Apply at Pi-
rate Pete's, 2219 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
Find it. Buy it. Sell it fast in The Islander Bystander.
E. Burkly AUDITION PREP
778-0720 ALL LEVELS
PROPERTY SERVICES ASSOCIATES
Complete Property Make-Ready Services
FOR SALE LEASE OR RENTAL PROPERTY
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Bill Presley Insured Bonded (941) 753-1300
WATKINS CUSTOm TIRE
SPECIALIZING INALL YOUR CUSTOM TILE NEEDS
MARK WATKINS 778-0760
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
* Doors Trim Wicker
PICK UP & DELIVERY
HIDEAWAY COVE Perfect Bayview between
bridges. 1 block to beach. Nice, quiet, dead end
street. 1st floor, 2BR, fully furnished with dock. 3 mo.
minimum. Annual for the right person/couple. Refer-
ences required. Also 2BR seasonal available. No
smoking or pets. (941) 778-7107.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Furnished 1BR
apartment. Private patio, pool, washer/dryer. 211
South Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
WANTED STABLE RESIDENCY for local, non
smoking, professional female. $85 wk. or less. Call
Donna at 778-7757 or 778-3480.
COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE in Holmes
Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
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.
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.
2BR/1BA 9306 GULF DRIVE, Anna Maria. $115,000
OBO. 500' from beach. West side of Gulf Drive. (812)
TRAILER 30 X 8 W/SCREENED lanai, carport, new
carpet. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. For
information call 746-1058 or 747-7290.
206 WILLOW AVE, Anna Maria City. Ground level no
steps to climb. 3BR/2BA ranch. 1 block to great beach,
shops, post office. Fireplace, screened porch, fenced
yard, 1,640 SFLA. $154,500, owner. 778-3045.
DIRECT BAYFRONT Holmes Beach. 517 56th St.
Large, deep water dock, seawall, spectacular
bayview. 2BR, garage, fireplace, hot tub, decking,
tropical landscaping. Well cared for. $275,000 by
owner. 778-6747 or 366-7866.
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 ori-
gin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status includes children under age of 18 liv-
ing with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not
knowing accept any advertising for real estate which is in viola-
tion of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportu-
nity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-
800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.
HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
DEADUNE: NOON MONDAY for WEDNESDAY'S PAPER: Classified advertising must be placed in
person and paid in advance or mailed to our office in the Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We are located next to Chez Andre. Hours: 9 to 5, Monday- Friday, (Saturday
10 to 2 usually).
CLASSIFIED RATES: Minimum $7.00 for up to 21 WORDS. Additional words: $2.50 for each 7 words, Box:
$2, One- or two-line headlines, extra-line rate ($2.50) plus 250 per word.
BUSINESS CLASSIFIED: If your ad is for a business or service, the minimum rate us $7.50 for up to 21
WORDS. Additional words: $2.50 for each 7 words, Box: $2, One- or two-line headlines, line rate plus
250 per word.
WE NOW ACCEPT MASTERCARD AND VISAI Charge your classified advertising in person or by phone.
To place an ad by phone, please be prepared to FAX your copy with your charge card number. Sorry,
we can not take classified ad copy over the telephone. FAX (941) 778-9392.
USE THIS FORM FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: One word per blank space for minimum charge 21 words.
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Service Since 1991 BRUCE99COLOAOL.COM
HOLMES BEACH MINI STORAGE
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Now Shipping UPS
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Painting & Decorating
* Custom Painting Pressure Cleaning
* Wallpaper Hanging General Repairs
References 15 Years Experience
Yvonne Higgins RELTOR
Call me for the
BEST BUYS ON THE ISLAND
Homes Investments Condos
WM GULFSTREAM REALTY -
778-7777 or 1-800-318-5752
M iZTS A101& LaPenseeZs
Arl t l 3 Plumbing Inc.
Our Top Loaders Repairs & Remodeling
are still $1 778-5622
Wash & Fold
Come See us!
o 795-1759 KOHLER.
I Bantam Plaza S R R .
_I ; Cortez Rd SHOWROOM
& 101st Street 5345 B Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
For Your Island Home Paint Needs
Commercial & Residential
Licensed / Insured
BILL ROMBERGER 778-7821
* Driveway Staining Roof Coatings
(We can make your file or pebble roof look new again.)
* Exterior Painting & Pressure Cleaning
/LoOed Let the
SGCle I Professionals
0 0 Bring Some
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Homes Cleaned To Your Home!
Island Lawn Service
._ Licensed & Insured
... from 5408 to 5404
Marina Drive, Island
Shopping Center. We're
two doors over from the old
office on the opposite side of
Chez Andre. Easy to find
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, COMMUNITY ELECTRIC
FREE EXPERT ADVICE
Call David Parrish Call
7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
"Serving the Islands for over 15 years'
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* DEEP-WATER CANAL ..................... $695,900
Custom-built pool home on deep-water canal. Spacious
38R & den 2.5 bath. high vaulted ceilings Elegant indoor
& outdoor living Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931
* PREMIER NORTH POINT HOME...... $595,000
48R/5BA with office, den. family room. formal dining
room. vast storage. 2-car plus garage. built for elevator
Dock with electric and water on deep canal Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791.
* BAYFRONT, CAGED POOL .............. $395,000
3BR/2BA home with gorgeous view of Intracoastal Water-
way. Pad and boat davits on canal side. Cul-de-sac Very
pridale. Large lot. Call Helen While 778-6956.
* DEEP-WATER CANAL ....................... $249,000
Key Royale 3BRi2BA home on canal Nre kitchen dri.e-
way. recently landscaped with sprinkler system Boat lilt
No bridges to Bay Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-2261
* KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT ............ $249,900
Spacious 3BR/2BA 2-car beauty includes daiits central
vacuum. lawn sprinkler Furniture is negotiable Call Nlick
* KEY ROYALE POOL & DOCK REDUCED. $199,500
2BR/2BA canallront home with swimming pool and boat
dock. Low maintenance landscaping Fully furnished Very
nice area Call Helen White 778-6956
* ANNA MARIA ISLAND...................... $199,000
3BR/2BA waterfront home in Anna Maria City on cul-de-sac
in nice residential area Boat dock and walerironi deck lu h
water view Call Helen White 778-6956
* ANNA MARIA ISLAND COTTAGE.... $139,900
Dedicated boat slip. 2BR/2BA & garage Excellent con-
dition. 3 blocks to sandy walking Coquina Beach Call
Rose Schnoerr 778-2261
* MILES OF BEACH ............................ $227,000
Large sunny condo. 2BR/2BA corner unit. view of Gull
healed pool carport. prime Holmes Beach area Close to
restaurants and shopping Call Helen While 778-6956.
GULFSANDS $182,000 Gulffront condo on Anna Maria
island Turnkey furnished 2BR/'2BA with 2-car tandem park-
ing under building. Healed pool and grandest walking
beach Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261
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* OVERLOOKS INTRACOASTAL ......... $144,900
This 2BR/2 5BA has security entry. elevator pool garage
parking. Jacuzzi. boat lock and private beach on Gulf. Call
Bill Bowman 778.4619
* PANORAMIC WATER VIEW.............. $139,900
Watch sail boats go by Fabulous sun/moon rise heated
pool tennis court large beautifully landscaped green belt.
Call Bobye Chasey 778-1532
* TURNKEY FURNISHED CONDO ....... $109,500
2BR/1 5BA overlooking heated pool Close to gorgeous
beach, shopping excellent seasonal or annual rental
Gulllrorn complex Call Helen While 778-6956
* WHITNEY BEACH ............................. $97,500
Greal ,iew of baou Just steps to the beach and all con-
.eniences Spacious one bedroom Turnkey furnished pool
& tennis Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261
* GULF VIEW FOR ONLY $83,000 Vies of Gull from
every window This newly painted one bedroom one bath
unit has carport. new A/C and refrigerator Glassed lanai
Call Bill Bo man 778-4619
* ISLAND FOUR PLEX ........................ $340,000
Four nice 2BR/1 5BA TOWNJHOUSES Steps to beach Fri-
vale courtyards. 30 x 30 common sundeck on roof Units
can be sold separately Call Chard Wirheim r 778-6743.
* SAN REMO SHORES .........................289,000
This canal home must be seen 3BR/3BA. Spanslh tile deck.
caged, healed. in-ground pool and spa Landscaped accent
lighting Soj MArNY extras Call Bob or Lu Rhoden 778-26-92
* SPACIOUS BRADENTON HOME REDUCED ...... $114,500
2.5.60 q ft. 3BR/3BA 27 x 18 family room warh fireplace. 21 x
'5 utility room. 23 x 13 living room large bedr,-oms 2-car ga-
rage heat pump. in neat condition Call Paul .artin 794-0049.
* PERICO ISLAND BEAUTY ................. $92,500
Turnkey immaculate 2BR/2BA new ceramic lile in foer
kitchen baths and screened lanai Covered parking, pool
tennis exercise clubhouse. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261
* MOUNT VERNON VILLA .................... $59,500
Immaculate ground-level villa, new carpet and vinyl, ce-
ramic tile in foyer. Extended living room with doors for den.
Carport. Washer/dryer and all appliances. Call Rose
* CLOSE TO BEACHES......................... $45,500
Spacious condo five minutes Irom beach. Shows beauli-
lully New carpet and tile. All ages. Pool billiard room, club
house. Call Donna Mosley owner/agent 795-1215.
* TRAIL ESTATES................................. $24,900
This 4-bedroom mobile home in the pet section is a great
buy with roughly 1.000 sq ft Perfect for the handyman. Call
Chard Winheim 778-6743.
* SARASOTA LOT ............................... $329,000.
7.5 acres wiih possibility of 2 5 more acres Possibility of
owner financing. Call Janis VanSteenburgh 778-4796.
* PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO............. $189,900
3BR/2BA Edgewater Many upgrades. Fabulous view over
bay Two porches, garage with eA^ra storage Pool. tennis
pulling green. clubhouse Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261
* PERICO BAY 2-CAR GARAGE........... $147,500
Professionally decorated tile. marble floors. 2BR/2BA glass
enclosed lanai. water view cul-de-sac pools, tennis, put-
ling greens. Call Sandy Morgan 778-2261.
* PERICO BAY CLUB CONDOS............ $135,500
2BR/2BA with double garage eat-in-kitchen Private
screened room With nice view of water Pools tennis & se-
curity guard Call Janis Van Sieenburgh 778-4796
* EDGEWATER CIR. IN PERICO BAY CLUB..........S 24,500
2BR/2BA in rear section. New 12" ceramic tile, new carpel
new popcorn ceiling. All appliances. On key pad lock box
vacant Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261.
* PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO............. $112,900
Villa with garage on Spoonbill Landings Circle Built in 1991
- 2BR/2BA spacious 1,453 sq. 11. unit Pools tennis, club-
house & more Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261
* SPACE FOR VISITORS...................... $110,000
Blue Heron 35R unit in Shoreline Terrace One story corn-
venient location carport at Iront door Pools. lake bicycle
trails and tennis Call Bobye Chasey 778-2261
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