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New Anna Maria beach OK'd by county
By Paul Roat
A beginning beach bequeath was granted Tuesday
for Anna Maria.
Manatee County Commissioners approved re-
questing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approval to
include shoreline areas in the City of Anna Maria for
the next phase of beach renourishment.
Voters in Anna Maria last February endorsed by a 60
percent margin the inclusion of the city's beaches in the
next beach renourishment that originally only included
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach beaches. However,
voter approval and county commission endorsement do
not assure the Anna Maria beaches will receive sand nour-
By Cynthia Finn
The Anna Maria beach parking citizens committee
will urge the city commission to pursue the purchase
or lease of vacant land in "downtown" Anna Maria for
beach parking and possibly open space for a park.
If legally feasible the committee would like to see
some of the parking set aside for resident-only use.
'" Thi` committee has met three times in the last two
months and through coordinator and City Commis-
sioner Elaine Burkly expects to present its findings at
the commission's Aug. 13 work session.
Burkly reported at the Aug. 1 committee meeting
that her work on a possible 100-percent grant for land
purchase did not pan out. The city does not come close
to meeting the criteria for Florida Communities Trust
monies she was researching, Burkly said.
Burkly also said that she has not received an opin-
ion from City Attorney Jim Dye about the legality of
some limited resident-only parking anywhere in the
city because Dye has not been directed by Mayor
Chuck Shumard to research the matter.
She said Shumard has told her that the pursuit of resi-
dent-only parking could jeopardize grant monies he is
exploring for drainage projects. The committee continues
to hope that resident-only parking can become a reality,
even on a trial basis, somewhere near the beach.
Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Tom Turner,
who has been sitting in on the meetings, said he believes
street rights of way cannot be used for resident-only park-
ing. He said other cities that have such restrictive parking
own the land where the parking is located.
Turner referred to vacant land on the corner of Spring
Avenue and Gulf Drive that has been offered to the city
for $180,000 as an example of the possible cost the city
faces in trying to convert such parcels into parking areas.
He said if one adds $40,000 to the purchase price
for creating 40 parking spaces, the cost per space is
"That puts it in perspective," said Burkly, adding
that options for land purchase include "getting the com-
mission to agree to use city reserve funds or looking for
She said, "I think we will be very shortsighted as
a city if we don't try to get hold of some of the little
land left around here."
The committee agreed to propose that the city ex-
plore the possible purchase or lease of any of the va-
cant parcels in the general vicinity of the post office
and the Islander's Market. Members also felt some of
the land might be used for a children's park.
Other items to be.presented to the commission in-
clude eliminating the parking of campers, motor homes
and recreational vehicles except those on private prop-
erty on all beach access streets west of Gulf Drive.
ishment or even the whole Island's project.
Adding Anna Maria to the project brings the esti-
mated cost to $9.4 million versus $6.685 million for the
southern two-thirds of the Island. The extra money means
Congress must approve the additional funding since it is
more than a 15 percent increase in project cost.
With Anna Maria in the project, there will also be
a two to three year delay in the project, according to
Manatee County Natural Resources Department's Jack
An additional complication is ongoing congres-
sional debate on dramatically curtailing beach
renourishment funding throughout the country. Exist-
ing programs receive 75 percent of the funds for a
beach renourishment effort from federal coffers, with
remaining money coming from state and local sources.
Some congressional members are advocating cutting
that percentage, meaning more local money is needed
for the beach sand.
Gorzeman -said local money for the beach
renourishment effort would come from Tourist Devel-
opment Council funds. With Anna Maria, the funds
would total $1.076 million.
County commissioner unanimously approved re-
questing the Corps add Anna Maria to the beach
Islanders Mark Pelham,
right, and Max Brickse
played before thou-
sands of spectators at
the national roller
in Chicago. For more
about the fun, see
inside. Islander Photo:
The committee also would like to see four to six
parking spaces, including one handicap space, desig-
nated in the 800 block of North Shore Drive west of the
Bean Point walkover and more parking spaces behind
the public works area at city hall.
Other areas suggested for more parking include
Magnolia Avenue west of Gulf Drive and possibly Elm
Avenue and Sycamore Drive east of Gulf Drive. Mem-
bers agreed that previous consideration of parking on
Coconut Avenue was not feasible for safety reasons.
The committee will also propose that handicap
accessibility be considered in plans for future beach
walkovers and that a map be posted at city hall and the
post office indicating where handicap and beach park-
ing is available in the city.
Members also want a handout printed including
information about parking availability and regulations
and other pertinent information for distribution at city
hall, the post office and by real estate agents.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Beach debris ........................................ 5
Opinions ............................................ ............ 6
Those Were the Days .................................. 7
Announcements .............................................. 8
This brew's for you ...................................... 10
Former Mayor Zerby ..................................... 12
Stir-it-up .................................... ............ 14
College bound? ............................................. 16
Streetlife ........................................... ............ 18
Anna Maria Island tides ............................ 20
Crossword puzzle ........................ ........... 28
AUGUST 8, 1996
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
EiB PAGE 2 0 AUGUST 8, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria drainage plan on go
By Cynthia Finn
As part of a long-term master drainage plan, an
attempt to eliminate some of Anna Maria City's worst
flooding problems has begun.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said last
week that he is hoping to spend approximately $98,000
from the current year's budget to improve drainage in
The work is part of an overall $500,000, five-year
capital improvements program that will be proposed to
the city commission during budget discussions this
month. Street repairs, sidewalks and bike paths will
also be part of the proposal.
Charnock said this initial expenditure "should take
care of most of our major drainage problems."
First on the list is the 500 block of Spring Av-
enue. A two-week, $39,000 project nearly completed
calls for the installation of about 625 linear feet of
swaling and new pipes under driveways on the north
side of the street and the installation of a new inlet
box in the existing pipe system on the south side.
The project cost includes the replacement of sodding
and the ends of driveways disturbed during the work.
The second project, at $29,000, will be on Rose Street
from the intersection of Alamanda Avenue south to Poin-
settia Avenue. Swales will be dug on both sides of Rose
and the existing pipe system reworked, Charnock said.
Also on the priority list are the reworking of the
drainage system behind the former Anchorage restau-
rant to help the Pine Avenue drainage area; pipework
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The chronic "no wake" zone of Spring Avenue should get relieffrom a newly installed drainage system.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.
and swaling in the Lakeview and Crescent drives area;
and the knocking out of one of the outfalls in the 800
block of North Shore Drive and the fixing of the exist-
ing pipe system.
Charnock said drainage problems on South Drive
will be on his list of needs for the next fiscal year.
Bradenton Beach dock debate continues
By Paul Roat
Who owns what?
That question was the recurring theme of last
week's committee discussion on docks at Seventh and
Eighth Streets South in Bradenton Beach.
The two small wooden docks, dating back 40 or so
years, are adjacent to the two street ends along Anna
Maria Sound. A lack of land surveys has clouded the
issue of whether residents or the city should claim
ownership. Complicating the matter is the state of
Florida, which has ownership of much of the sub-
merged lands in the state.
"The docks are constructed from the city right-of-
way and may have had some form of license or permis-
sion from the city for their construction," City Attor-
ney Alan Prather has said. "I have not seen any docu-
mentation that supports that position, though I have
been informed that the city at some time in the past did
permit at least one citizen to reconstruct or repair the
docks. Under the present factual circumstances, it ap-
pears that the docks begin on city property and are ei-
ther owned by the city or the city bears substantial re-
sponsibility for them."
In light of the ownership questions, the committee
formed to study the feasibility of repair, replacement or
removal of the docks came up with a series of proposals
to present to the city council. First proposal: Who or what
entity owns and can produce ownership of the following:
Seventh Street South dock and/or additions; Eighth Street
South dock and/or additions; land under docks and addi-
tions; and water under docks and additions.
The ownership question may be answered later this
week, as surveys of city ownership of land in that part
of the city will be presented to the council.
Other proposals from the seven-member commit-
tee include the following:
Have the city pay for reconstruction and liability
insurance of docks since the city owns the property at
the street ends.
Have the city prove ownership of street-end prop-
erties, and show proof of ownership of land upon which
the docks are placed.
Allow homeowners associations on the two
streets to gain permits to rebuild the docks to meet city
codes at homeowner's expense, with the owners to
provide all liability insurance associated with the
Allow homeowners associations on the two
streets to gain permits to rebuild the docks to meet city
codes at homeowner's expense, with the city to provide
all liability insurance associated with the docks.
Provide the homeowners city funds to conduct
minor repairs on the docks to bring them up to codes.
Have the city vacate the two street ends and give
the property, and docks, to adjacent homeowners.
Under no circumstances should the city give
away valuable street-end lands.
Lease the docks to homeowners for a period of
time, perhaps five years or a "lifetime" lease.
The city should construct, maintain and insure
docks plus benches and maintain and landscape the
area in a park-like atmosphere.
Demolish the docks and do not rebuild them.
Do not use taxpayer funds on dock repair or re-
placement, as the structures serve a special use to only
that area and not the city as a whole.
Repair and replacement bids for the docks should
be received from licensed marine contractors.
Three dock repair/replacement/demolition esti-
mates have been presented to the group.
Welch Construction of Holmes Beach: Seventh
Street South dock, $7,450 to remove and replace the
structure; Eighth Street South, $6,420 for the same
Doug Hugenberg Marine Construction: Seventh
Street South, $4,500, including bringing the docks up
to code and demolition of existing docks; Eighth Street
South, $4,500, including bringing the dock up to code
and demolition of existing docks.
James G. Anis: Seventh Street South, $3,750 for
replacement and removal; Eighth Street South: $3,200
for replacement and removal.
Committee Chair Emily Anne Smith said grant
funds may be available for dock repair through the
Florida Recreational Development Assistance Pro-
gram, the same state organization that has funded re-
pairs to the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier. One small
glitch in the grant application process is the timetable
- the grant deadline is August 31. Matching grants of
$100,000, with the city contributing $33,000, or non-
matching grants of $50,000 are available, Smith said.
The dock committee will present its proposals to
the city council Aug. 15.
Seldom seen on the
pushed by a tugboat
made its way
through the Anna
Bridge at Manatee
Avenue with a
cruiser and a
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 8, 1996 U PAGE 3 IG
Chamber gets county tentative OK for beach office
Conceptual approval for a new chamber building
adjacent to the Manatee Public Beach pavillion in
Holmes Beach was granted by Manatee County Com-
missioners Tuesday with one important caveat: expect
no county money.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce officials
hope to create a new building for administrative offices,
community organization meetings and a tourism center on
county-owned property at the south end side of the pub-
lic beach at Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive.
County commissioners agreed conceptually with
what the chamber wants, but reached a consensus that
no county money or staff assistance would be proffered
for building plans, construction permit fees or construc-
"We're not saying yes or no today," Commission
Chairman Stan Stephens told chamber president Bob
Hinds and executive director Mary Ann Brockman,
"but we're just approving conceptual plans today.
"As long as you understand the businesses or the
chamber will pay for the planning, permitting and con-
struction of it, we'll okay the use of the county site,"
Commissioner Lari Ann Harris questioned the
Last-ditch effort fails for Cortez
enterprise zone; law change possible
A number of pleas to continue the enterprise zone
process fell short of the majority of Cortez residents'
wishes fears that the zone would promote unwanted
growth and the Manatee County Commission grace-
Commissioners maintained their decision last week to
Longboat beach $5.525
million bids come in
Bids have been received for Longboat Key's
$5.525 million beach re-renourishment project,
scheduled to begin later this year.
Three elements were used to factor in the total
price Longboat officials will pay for the key-long
renourishment effort: mobilization and demobiliza-
tion costs, a mid-key "sand sausage" and total cubic
yards of sand to come ashore.
Apparent low bidder is Weeks Marine, pro-
posing $750,000 for mobilization/demobilization
costs, $350,000 for the sand tube and 827,777
cubic yards of sand to be moved ashore.
Other bidders were Great Lakes Dredge and
Dock and TL James and Co. The town commission
is expected to select a contractor later this month.
Longboat Key underwent a beach
renourishment project in 1993.
halt an application that would include the fishing village
in the low-interest loan program sponsored by the state of
Florida. The commission decision came after a straw vote
by Cortezians showed overwhelming opposition 110
against and 12 in favor of the enterprise zone concept
Mary Fulford Green led the charge Tuesday to have
the county commissioners reconsider their vote. "I have
a nightmare that marinas take over the Sigma Fish Co.,
buildings are torn down, condominiums come in and a
107-year-old fishing village has disappeared from
Florida," she said. "Please approve the enterprise zone to
the state and then have a real public hearing."
Enterprise zones allow low-income government-sub-
sidized loans to businesses within the zone's boundaries.
Thanks in part to efforts by Florida Sen. John
McKay who ironically was an advocate of the net
ban the Florida Legislature hammered through an
exception that would allow Cortez to establish the low-
interest loan area last spring. Enterprise zones were
previously designated for larger areas or cities, not rela-
tively small areas like Cortez. Enterprise zones have
been established for Palmetto, Bradenton and Jackson-
ville, among other areas of Florida.
Commission Chairman Stan Stephens said he had
contacted McKay's office and had been told the legisla-
tion could be amended if Cortezians wanted to join with
other enterprise zones at a later date.
available parking on the popular beach, noting open
parking spaces are already scarce during peak hours
and season. Hinds said the chamber did not plan to be
open on weekends the busiest beach times and
added he did not believe parking would pose a prob-
No price estimates have been given for planning,
permitting or construction of the proposed chamber
building. County officials did note that the new build-
ing would be seaward of the coastal construction con-
Anna Maria City
8/13, 7:30 p.m., commission work session
8/14, 10 am., capital improvement committee
8/8, 7 p.m., council meeting. Agenda: discus-
sion on re-vamping sanitation ordinance, land
development code amendment discussion,
Manatee County water franchise agreement
renewal discussion, Cortez Bridge underpass
sublease discussion, disaster response
guideline discussion, computer purchase
discussion, Island-wide speed limit discus-
sion, speed bumps on 11th Street South, Keep
Manatee Beautiful report, Bradenton Beach
Fishing Pier problem discussion, Anna Maria
Island Community Center funding request,
building official vehicle discussion, street-end
survey bid discussion.
8/13, 6:30 p.m., charter review committee
8/15, 9 am., budget workshop
8/15, 7 p.m., council meeting
8/8, 9 am., planning commission
8/8, 2 p.m., charter review committee
8/14, 10 am., Citizen Advisory Committee to
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HIB PAGE 4 0 AUGUST 8, 1996 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
A Tripp in the '50s, Anna Maria-style
By Cynthia Finn
In 1947 a 10-year-old Islander named Maxine
Davis wrote a research paper about Anna Maria Island.
She reported an Island-wide population of 908 people,
469 houses and 88 trailers.
There were snakes and mosquitoes and only one
way onto the Island a rickety, wooden Cortez Bridge
that had been banged up in the same '36 hurricane that
knocked out the bridge from the Island to Longboat
By the late '40s, up in Washington, D.C., Paula and
Ted Tripp were getting tired of the fast-paced living in
the big city where Ted had been in the advertising busi-
ness since the age of 20. Born in 1914 in New Haven,
Conn., he had met and married Paula, a Jacksonville
native, in Washington in 1941.
They were ready for a change.
They'd been to Florida five or six times and really
liked the West Coast. They zeroed in on the Fort
Myers, Sanibel Island area.
"We were only interested in the sand-spits like we
have here," Ted says.
In 1949, Ted recalls, an inland lot in the Fort Myers
area went for a couple of thousand dollars. Out on
Anna Maria Island with that wooden bridge as the
only access inland lots went for a couple of hundred.
In 1950 Ted and Paula pursued their dream, packed
up their two children and built three duplexes -
Tripp's Court on the northern end of Bay Boulevard
in Anna Maria. The four of them lived in one half of
one of the duplexes.
"We were going to semi-retire and run a hotel,"
says Ted. "That part turned out to be a joke! I had a
family to feed."
For a few years Ted worked for the Bradenton
Chamber of Commerce as advertising director. Then he
went into truck trailer sales, a job that allowed him to
have an office at home when he wasn't traveling.
And on the homefront, the involvement that
earned him a 1991 Distinguished Citizen's Award
from the city of Anna Maria began soon after he got
to the Island.
Ted served as Anna Maria's 12th mayor from 1952
"These guys came to me about the city's bond and
indebtedness that dated back to the '20s," Ted says.
"They told me this city is really behind the eight ball
and they wanted me to run for mayor."
The guys were Paul Carlisle, builder and owner of
the Anna Maria Hotel, realtor H.B. Miller and contrac-
tor Norm Rosedale.
Their agenda was to get someone in office who
would "really go to town" to sell some of the large
amount of land the city owned dating back to the De-
pression to pay off the bonds.
"The interest was killing us," Ted says.
The bonds had been sold by the city in 1924 for
city improvements. When the Depression hit, many of
them were bought up for two cents on the dollar, Ted
says, by a wealthy Islander, Ruth Eddy, and a Mr.
Wright in St. Petersburg.
"OK, I'll run," Ted says he told the guys, "but
only for one term to get rid of the bond and indebt-
Ted defeated incumbent Richard Ernest and suc-
ceeded in buying back the bonds from Wright "even
though he held us to the damn nickel" and working
out a deal with Eddy to deed her a swale in front of her
Gulffront home in exchange for the bonds she held.
The city also began advertising to auction off some of
the big plats of land it held.
"So we accomplished what we set out to do," says
Ted. "We got out of debt"
'One good bridge'
After the one term, Carlisle took over as mayor and
Ted took on Carlisle's job as president of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce for two years.
There was a big deal going on in those years that both
Ted and Carlisle were involved in "one good bridge
to the Island."
"We worked like hell for that," says Ted.
The vision was a replacement for the Cortez
The oldest Tripp child Sherry, right, was 5 years old when they made the move. With the City Pier in the
distant background, she hauls in mullet from Tampa Bay with some local fishermen.
SPaula and Ted
Tripp left behind
a fast-paced life
in the nation's
capital in 1950
in exchange for
the quiet life on
Tripp's Court in
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Bridge. The state legislators had a bigger scheme that
included a new Cortez Bridge, a new bridge to
Longboat and a Manatee Avenue bridge to the Island.
The ultimate plan also included two bridges in
Ted says Islanders couldn't immediately see the
need for the Manatee bridge or the way through the
Palma Sola "jungle," "but boy were those state folks
right. The development on the Island really took off
The bridges were approved in the early '50s but a
lengthy court challenge held up the start of construction
Ted was part of the Island group that just kept
pushing. They weren't happy about the 15-cent tolls
that were charged when the bridges opened in 1957,
"but we needed those bridges." The toll rose to 30
cents before it was rescinded about five years later.
The bridges were built from a $6 million bond is-
sue for all five bridges that was secured by 30 percent
of the fifth and sixth cent in gasoline taxes.
Ted laughs heartily as he relates all those years
fighting for the bridges compared to the fight in recent
years against replacing them. "Things sure do change."
Ted was also involved during the '50s in a push to
incorporate the three Island cities into one. He says "the
guys in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach wore the
white hats we wanted one city."
But through what Ted calls "some shenanigans,"
the first referendum that was supposed to be a simple
Island-wide, majority-rules vote lost due to the oppo-
sition of one entity, unincorporated Holmes Beach. By
the time the second referendum was held, both south-
ern cities were opposed.
"So that's the last time we talked about one city,"
Ted says, shaking his head with a smile.
Ted was also involved in the old Lions Club and
served as president. The club was responsible for leas-
ing the old schoolhouse on Magnolia Avenue from the
"We worked our tails off fixing it up and making
it into a youth center," says Ted, and the volunteer ef-
fort didn't end after the city took over the lease.
As for city politics, Ted gave another 25 years to
the city of Anna Maria as a volunteer, serving for many
years as chairman of the zoning board of adjustment
and on the planning board.
Tales from the taverns
Ted is relaxing in the North Bay Boulevard home
he and Paula built 22 years ago. He says his children
PLEASE SEE TRIPP, NEXT PAGE
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 8, 1996 M PAGE 5 ID
Island beach debris part of national survey
By Pat Copeland
Tidy beachgoers are making her job more difficult,
said Pat Bergen, Holmes Beach resident.
Bergen is the volunteer coordinator for the city in
the National Marine Debris Monitoring Program. The
program is a national effort to monitor amounts and
sources of debris washing up on our nation's shores.
In the program, the United States is divided into
nine regions with 20 survey sites selected in each re-
gion. The Island is in a region which includes the West
Coast of Florida as well as Alabama.
Two of this region's survey sites are on the Is-
land. Bergen's site is the Gulffront beach between
69th and 75th Streets in Holmes Beach. The second
site, headed by Rosetta Huffstutler, is the Gulffront
beach between Third Street South and 12th Street
North in Bradenton Beach.
"We collect the trash and submit the data to the
program," Huffstutler said, "and they analyze it and
TRIPP, FROM PAGE 4
"think the Island's been through a helluva change"
when they visit.
"But we've been here all along," says Ted. "It's
like watching a child grow. You don't see the
change day to day even though it's happening."
He's got a couple of favorite tales "of how
things used to be" decades ago at Anna Maria's two
taverns the original Anchorage across from the
City Pier and the original Sandbar cocktail lounge
on the Gulf.
He remembers how he and Paula and the kids
would stroll down to the Anchorage, "just a little
beer and smoked mullet joint." They'd sit and
watch the kids play.
They'd often see another couple "the wife in
a mumu, the most sensible thing to wear, and the
husband in an old pair of khakis. He just said he was
determine where the debris came from."
The monthly monitoring of selected sites, in addi-
tion to bi-annual shoreline clean-up efforts, provide a
closer view and better information about marine debris
sources in order to curb the trash washing ashore on the
beach or trash carried there by sloppy beachgoers.
"People who pick up trash in our survey sites are
making it more difficult for us to do our job," Bergen
explained. "Please leave the beach in our sites dirty!"
Volunteers scour the survey area at low tide every 28
days, picking up and logging debris from the low- to high-
water mark. Bergen said volunteers also consider weather
patterns, wind direction and temperature readings in the
area. Keep Manatee Beautiful has donated gloves and
bags for the project, which will continue for five years.
Debris items volunteers are seeking include gloves,
plastic sheets, light bulbs and tubes, oil/gas containers,
pipe thread protectors, nets, traps/pots, fishing line,
floats/buoys, light sticks, rope, salt bags, fish baskets,
cruise line logo items, syringes, cohdoms, metal bev-
And then one day, Ted recalls
with a twinkle in his eye, "along
comes an invitation to Mr. Emil
Ludwig's yacht for cocktails. This
was before Onassis and that yacht
was the biggest private yacht in the
world. It pulled right up to the City
Pier and just to show you what
a cosmopolitan group we were -
we joined the Ludwigs and the gar-
bage man and his wife and the
sales clerks and their wives. You
see," Ted says, "there just weren
The Ludwig family home stands
Gulffront in Anna Maria. At one ti
reported to be the richest man in the
Ted also recalls in those early day
of a group of six or eight city men whi
erage cans, motor oil containers, balloons, six-pack
rings, straws, tampon applicators, cotton swabs, plas-
tic bags with seams, straps and plastic bottles.
"We've found a lot of condoms and straws,"
Bergen noted. "Most of it appears to be locally gener-
ated garbage that's left on the beach."
Bergen said she is seeking more volunteers in
Holmes Beach- particularly those who can be consis-
tent. Call her at 778-7949 after Aug. 1 to volunteer. Her
next pick up is scheduled for Aug. 10. She also has lit-
erature and information on the program.
Huffstutler too would like more Bradenton Beach
volunteers, and may be reached at 778-7682. Current
volunteers are Henry Drescher, Bernitta Kays and
The program is sponsored by the U.S. Environ-
mental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries
Service, the National Park Service and the U.S. Coast
Guard and is being administered by the Center for
as "the sandbaggers" when the storms came
"One night," Ted relates, "that Gulf was
really whacking the Sandbar. By the time I
got there, the whole porch was out in the Gulf.
This fella Holmes the owner Pat Holmes,
S .no relation to the mid-city Holmeses he
turns to us and he says I'll give you the whole
; thing, and the back house there, for $10,000."
Ted laughs. "I don't think we had $10,000
Tripp between us so there was no deal. That's just
the way things were back then."
't any big shots He steps onto his deck facing Tampa Bay and
points to the waterfront property across the street
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Don't eat the daisies.
Don't pick the sea oats.
Don't disturb the turtles.
Don't pick up the trash.
You heard it right. Don't pick up the trash.
Two Island women are in charge of that at least
in two limited areas on the beach for five years.
Yes, it's another study, buddy. This time it's on
Where debris comes from specifically who gen-
erated the trash that washes up on the U.S. shoreline in
the first place is the target of the study's originators,
an alphabet soup of governmental agencies.
A little sniffing and some intuition leads one to
suspect the government thinks the cruise ships are
dumping trash offshore. Trash that washes up on the
Eastern shoreline and the Gulf of Mexico beaches. And
the government wants to prove it.
Cruise line logo items stick out on the list of tar-
geted debris like a sore thumb.
There's not much they can do to regulate ships opei-
ating under foreign registry in international waters -
except to enact heavy port fees if.ships dock without
"properly" unloading trash. Pound for pound, more or less
- we should be demanding proof of proper disposal at
other ports along with responsible recycling practices.
If they can haul it offshore, they can just as well
bring it back in.
We learned last year during the Coastal Cleanup
that on the "Marine Debris Biodegradable Time Line"
a Styrofoam cup will last 50 years a cigarette filter can
last more than 10,000 years.
Two women on Anna Maria Island ask your help
in monitoring the debris on their stretch of beach be-
tween 69th and 75th Streets in Holmes Beach and be-
tween Third Street South and 12th Street North in
It's easy to help them. How can you resist?
Just leave them the trash.
Leave the sea oats alone. Don't mess with the turtle
nests. Eat the nasturtiums, not the daisies.
It's hot to be cool
Weather is a common conversation-starter almost
anywhere, but last month's heat wave has left people
literally gasping for breath.
We heard that one man bought blocks of ice to dump
in his swimming pool in an attempt to get a little extra cool
But heat relief may have arrived with afternoon thun-
derstorms and an accompanying dip in temperatures.
Just be cool in the hot, don't you know?
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Elevate Island transportation
so seniors get a lift
If a senior citizen does not drive or have a car, how
do they get off the Island for doctor appointments or
Friends are fine, but who wants to bother them all
the time? I live in Pinellas and we have vans that will
take you, plus take you home for a small amount. If
there is nothing like this, why doesn't someone start a
business? Also, there are people who would like to do
crafts but can't get out. Don't say -bus. Would you
walk a mile in this heat?
People would not need so much help if they could
get out and make something for others or for sale. I'm
writing this to help a friend and others who can't get
Rose St. Dennis, St. Petersburg
Crosswalks, not lower speed
limits, are the answer
As an Islander, I was unaware of the number of
major traffic accidents on Gulf Drive which warranted
a reduction of the speed limit to 25 mph. I would be
interested in knowing how many traffic accidents or
fatalities there were on Gulf Drive, if any.
The change that was made in Bradenton Beach
makes no sense. It seems frivolous that I will lose half
my paycheck because I was speeding at 35 mph.
Do not get me wrong, I would love to drive the
leisurely 25 mph to a sunset dinner at the Beachouse,
but, unfortunately, like most Islanders, I have to work.
It will take me an extra 20 minutes to get to work be-
cause traffic will be at a crawl.
I do agree there are certain problem areas such as
in front of the Gulf Drive Cafe where tourists and lo-
cals alike are darting for their lives just for breakfast.
Well, I have the answer a big crosswalk where
pedestrians have the right-of-way. Another claimed
problem is tourists getting confused about the different
speed limits. Well, all the city has to do is get bigger
speed limit signs. If we Islanders can figure it out, so
As a younger person, I sometimes feel like I live
in a town only worried about senior citizens on vaca-
tion. I mean, come on, what's next speed bumps?
Please return the speed limit to 35 mph and no to
the idea of a uniform 25 mph Island speed limit
Dan McGrath, Holmes Beach
Return of pet memorial
I hope your readers can help me recover a stone
statue of a rabbit that was recently taken from the spot
where I placed the ashes of my beloved basset hound,
Huck died one year ago on Aug. 9 at the age of 16.
She was well-known on Anna Maria. People know her
through her daily walks with my father, Dick Wisener,
or her pet sitter, Cricket Westervelt.
I mention Huck's many friends because many
.people mourned her passing. We are sad that the stone
bunny who guarded Huck's resting place through the
fall, winter and spring has disappeared.
I hope someone who reads this letter knows the
whereabouts of Huck's bunny and will return it to the
spot where it belongs. Seeing the bunny there again
would be a most fitting way to commemorate the sad
anniversary of her death.
If anyone has information about the bunny's dis-
appearance, please call me at 778-6399. Or, just put it
Donna Wright, Anna Maria City
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
_ Part 10, Anna Maria Island and the Seminole War, 1835-1842
by June Alder
An American scout of 1836.
RAID ON MULLET KEY
Seminole hero Osceola's daring
midnight raid at Tampa Bay's Fort
Brooke on June 2, 1837, freed 700 of his
people from the grasp of Gen, Thomas
Jesup and dashed the American
commander's hopes of a quick end to
the year-long war.
In fact, this exploit of Osceola's fol-
lowed by his subsequent treatment by
Jesup so enraged the Indians that they
fought on for six more years. The Sec-
ond Seminole War would turn out to be
the United States' longest war until the
Viet Nam war of this century.
Jesup was so humiliated by being
made the fool that he asked new Presi-
dent Martin Van Buren to relieve him of
his command. But he changed his mind
quickly and stayed on for another year.
(He would spend the rest of his life try-
ing to redeem his reputation.)
It wasn't long before Jesup found a
scapegoat to vent his anger on. He
would have his revenge on that
wretched rancho owner William Bunce
and the renegades who, he was con-
vinced, had abetted the Great Escape.
In June 1837 the quartermaster at
Fort Brooke was a 28-year-old West
Point lieutenant named John Casey. In
pre-war days he was on good terms with
Bunce and his "Spanish Indians."
Two days after the exodus of the
700, Casey was paid a visit by "two of
Capt. Bunce's Indians." Some of the
fishermen at the rancho, they said, were
planning to move their Indian wives and
children to the camps of the Seminoles
"so they wouldn't be taken away to Ar-
Casey dutifully passed the informa-
tion on to Gen. Jesup.
Jesup went into a rage. He ordered
Casey to go to Bunce's fishery on Mul-
let Key and seize everyone there.
Casey might have thought this was
an extreme measure. But he was not one
to question orders. He loaded 30 soldiers
onto a steamer and sailed down Tampa
The rancho was quiet. The people
were going about their normal summer-
time activities. (Bunce was not there.
As usual in the off-season. He was at
Casey was a professional and con-
ducted the round-up in an orderly fash-
ion. No doubt there was some resistance,
but apparently there was no violence.
All told, some 30 fishermen, their
wives and 68 children (33 boys and 35
girls) including Bunce's trusted
foreman, Pedro were taken to Fort
Jesup himself questioned the pris-
oners. What they told him, we don't
know. But not one of them was charged
with a crime. Eventually Jesup allowed
them all to return to the rancho. But he
warned them sternly that in future he
"would hold the whole of them ac-
countable for the acts of each indi-
About the same time perhaps on
the same day as the raid on Mullet Key
- a squad of Marines landed at the
rancho Bunce had abandoned the year
before at the start of the Indian
"troubles." The entire place was burned
to the ground except for the "tabby
house" (the concrete and shell ruin that
still exists today at De Soto National
Jesup had to justify his actions to
Secretary of War Joel Poinsett. He
rummaged through his files on Bunce
and came up with a year-old piece of
Bunce supposedly had told his In-
dians in an unguarded moment: "You
Indians are all fools and have no sense.
The whites only want to get you all in.
They will send you away off to a very
bad country where all of your old
people and children will die. You Indi-
ans don't know anything about reading
and writing, but I look into all the pa-
pers and see it all."
Jesup fumed to Poinsett, "If the
war should recommence, I am clearly
of the opinion that the individual whose
name is mentioned in the statement
(Bunce) should be removed from the
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Democrats host open
The Democratic Party of Manatee County will
host an open house and dedication ceremony at its
new headquarters in the Palma Sola Shopping Cen-
ter, 5609 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Democratic can-
didates for political offices in Manatee County will
be .present, including Congressional candidate
Sandy Gordon, Florida House of Representatives
District 68 candidate Bob Nolan and Manatee
County Commission District 1 candidate Ron Cox.
Everyone is invited.
The event will begin with a ribbon-cutting cer-
emony. A free continental breakfast will be served
until 11:30 a.m. and a free buffet luncheon will be
offered at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, is in need of donations
of the following items: rags; power, lawn and hand
tools; potted plants; and bicycles.
Anyone wishing to make a donation is asked to
Vacation Bible School
All children ages 3 years through sixth grade are
invited to participate in a Vacation Bible School Mon-
day, Aug. 12, through Friday, Aug. 16, at the Island
Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. School
will run from 9 a.m. to noon daily and there is no cost
For more information, call the Baptist Church at
Red Cross announces
The Manatee County Chapter of the American
Red Cross has made available its class schedule for
the month of August.
Classes include Standard First Aid, Adult CPR,
Infant & Child CPR, Community Water Safety, HIV/
AIDS Prevention, Nurse's Assistant Training, Home
Health Aide and Lifeguarding Today.
Classes will take place at the Manatee County
Red Cross, 2905 59th St W., Bradenton unless oth-
erwise specified. Pre-registration is required and fees
For a schedule of dates and class times, call the
Health Services Offices at 792-8686.
Reserve booth space now
for Heritage festival
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is now
accepting reservations for booth space for its 7th An-
nual Heritage Days Arts and Crafts Fair to be held Nov.
9 and 10 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
To reserve a space or for more information, call
Dorothy Swanberg at 778-1130.
Gala musical opens at
"The Great American All-Girl Rescue" will open
on Thursday, Aug. 15, and run through Aug. 25 at the
Players of Sarasota, 9th St. and U.S. 41.
The musical takes place in the 1940's. The plot
follows the adventures of Valentine, Polly and Ritz as
they sing and dance their way to Paris and back. The
trio is in search of Valentine's husband, Billy, who has
been captured by the Nazis. The show features favor-
ite songs and dances from the 1940's as well as a few
Tickets for the opening gala are $30 and include
the show, a chef sampler supper, two free drink tick-
ets, and a party afterwards. The opening night event is
a fundraiser for the Players.
For ticket information and reservations, call the
box office at 365-2494.
Book signing Saturday
features local authors
Co-authors Ruth Ann Young of Longboat Key and
Maryline J. O'Dea of Sarasota will be at Books-A-
Million, Gulf Gate Mall, Sarasota to sign copies of their
book "Mee Mee the Manatee" on Saturday, Aug. 10,
from 2 to 3 p.m.
The duo have co-authored the coloring/activity
book and a 32-minute cassette tape.
"Mee Mee the Manatee" will educate children ages
3 to 9 and provides a sing-along with catchy, educa-
Longboat chamber to host
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce educa-
tional seminar series will continue on Tuesday, Aug.
13, from 9 to 11 a.m. with a presentation by Mary Pe-
ters of Peters-Leadership the Key Consulting, at the
Longboat Key Hilton Beach Resort, 4711 Gulf of
The seminars in the series are free of charge. Cof-
fee and donuts will be served.
For information, call the chamber at 387-9519.
Holmes Beach crosswalk program in gear
A program to enhance four existing pedestrian crosswalks and add seven new ones in Holmes Beach is under
way. City public works employees recently added this crosswalk and accompanying signs at 65th Street and
Gulf Drive. Drivers are required to stop for any pedestrian who steps into the crosswalk or they face a
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Support in sight
Visionaries, a support group for blind and legally blind persons, celebrated its second year of activity on
Anna Maria Island with a group picture. From left to right are Harvey Chapman, Doris Hunter, J.D. Gra-
ham, Elizabeth Bigelow, Bernice Cole, Ward Cole, Madeline Rogers, Ella Connick, Jean Gerskin, and Kate
Smalley. Members not pictured are Jan Dawson, Ethel Hold, Astrid Conden and Adele Klein. The Visionar-
ies will hold its next meeting in Sept. Islander Photo: Courtesy of the Visionaries
Lynda Topp Beall
Lynda Topp Beall, 81, of Cortez, died Aug. 2 in
Lake Toxaway, N.C.
Born in Tupelo, Miss., Mrs. Beall came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1927. She was a homemaker.
She was an Episcopalian and was a member of Church
of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach. She was a mem-
ber of Entre Nous.
She is survived by her husband, Egbert; two
daughters, Beverly Riechmann of Cortez and Adrienne
Webster of Bradenton; a son, Robert of Bradenton; and
Services were held at Church of the Annunciation
with the Rev. Richard Fellows officiating. Burial was
in Fogartyville Cemetery. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be
made to Alzheimer's Association, 350 Braden Ave.,
Sarasota, Fla. 34243.
Lewis Henry Holbrook
Lewis Henry Holbrook, 90, ofWestfield, N.Y., and
a winter resident of Bradenton Beach, died July 19 in
Born in Westfield, Mr. Holbrook began spending
the winter in Manatee County in 1982. He was self-
employed in the gas and grocery businesses. He was a
member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Westfield,
and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 118.
He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Miner of
'Eddie O' O'Brien
Edward J. "Eddie O" O'Brien, 58, of Cortez and
formerly of Bradenton Beach, died July 28 in Lake
Mr. O'Brien came to
Manatee County from -
Lima, Ohio, about 20
years ago. He was a long-
time resident of Bradenton
Beach. He was a construc-
tion worker. He was a vet-
eran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by a
daughter, Elizabeth of O'Brien
New York; a son, Jack of
New York; his mother, Louise of Lima; a brother, Tom
of Lima; three sisters, Sue and Jane, both of Lima, and
Mary of Illinois.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Aug.
11, at 2640 47th Ave., Bradenton.
Hans J. Roth
Hans J. Roth, 56, of Holmes Beach died July 25.
Mr. Roth came to Manatee County from Ger-
many 15 years ago. He owned ESP Rollshutter Corp.
in Holmes Beach for 15 years. He was a Catholic. He
served in the German military.
He is survived by his wife, Petra of Holmes
Beach and Germany. No service will be held.
Gregory R. Tobias
Gregory R. Tobias, 39, of Bradenton, died Aug.
2, at home.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, 10
a.m., at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church,
833 Magellan Drive, Sarasota. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Manasota Chapel, was in charge of arrange-
ments. Memorial donations may be made to H. Lee
Moffitt Cancer Research Center, 12902 Magnolia
Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33612-9497.
Born in Elmont, N.Y. Mr. Tobias came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1969. He owned Copy Clear
of Bradenton. He was a member of Our Lady Queen
of Martyrs Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Ann; a daughter,
Karli, of Bradenton; a stepdaughter, Cortney Ring of
Bradenton; a stepson, Adam Ring of Masachusetts;
his parents, Theodore and Helen, of Bradenton; two
sisters, Patricia Mort of Dallas and Colleen Geiger of
Bradenton; and four brothers, James, Robert,
Theodore Jr. and Dr. Glenn, all of Bradenton.
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This brew's for you and you, and you ...
By Jim Hanson
"This is a tasting club, not a swilling club."
Thus home brewers get cooled down with a taste
of one of their own when they grow overenthusiastic,
fueled by their own creations.
Bruce Witton is the cooler-down, speaking in a
British accent in tones a drill sergeant would envy. This
Anna Maria Island Privateer has the respect of his fel-
low brewers for he has been brewing his own for a long
He is one of the estimated 2,000 people in Mana-
tee and Sarasota counties who make their own beer off
Another is Diederik Tamson, a tile setter who has
lived 23 years in Bradenton Beach. When he first tried
brewing seven years ago "I got no support. All my
friends were drinking Busch then and they turned up
their noses at my dark ales."
Tamson says his friends opinions have changed, so
much so that he gives away more beer than he drinks.
In four years of steady brewing he has progressed so far
now he is formulating his own recipe for two wheat
He even grew hops in his yard one summer. The
crop was pretty good but it wasn't perfect and he went
back to buying proven ingredients.
"We're serious people," he says. "Everyone is se-
rious about getting it right Everyone helps everyone."
And they're independent, notably so even on an
Island where individuality is presumed and a ferocity
of independence is merely the norm.
His fellow home brewer, Witton, started making
his own when he couldn't buy a beer he liked in this
country. He came here from premier beer territory,
London, in 1980 on a short-term contract involving
computers. "It ran over for two or three years, then I
met my wife and I've been here ever since." He is now
with Professional Employees Management, a staff leas-
While the world focused on the Centennial
Olympics, 14-year-old Mark Pelham of Holmes
Beach and 11-year-old Max Brickse of Anna
Maria had their sticks to the rink in their own
Pelham and Brickse were among 50
Bradenton-area skaters who went to Chicago last
month to compete in the National All-Star Roller
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He just doesn't like American beers. They're
"pumped up, full of chemicals," he says.
Home brews, on the other hand, are "brewed natu-
rally with traditional methods for flavors and strength."
There are more of them every year, according to
the national Brew Your Own magazine. It estimates
States Amateur Confederation of Roller Skating
(USAC/RS), the only roller skating organization that is
sanctioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
The boys are members of the Florida Wheels
Youth Roller Hockey League in Bradenton. Pelham's
father, Dr. Steve Pelham, is a league coach in addition
to running the Saturday morning youth hockey sessions
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Dr.
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there are a million and a half home brewers and grow-
ing, that 1,200 retail suppliers do $300 million in sales
a year. The hobby took off in 1979 when home produc-
tion of up to 200 gallons a year was made legal by fed-
A local supplier is the Home Brew Shop on
Whitfield Avenue just east of U.S. 301. Victoria
Creighton, who with husband Timothy runs the store,
describes it as "a hobby gone haywire." She cites brew-
ing kits for 49 varieties of beer from American pilsner
to Irish stout. The basic kit is about $50 for ingredients
and equipment up to "Red-Headed Emily," the latest
thing in cappers.
"American taste buds are changing rapidly," says
Witton. "If the likes of Budweiser and Miller don't deal
with that, they're going to be out of it."
He does his brewing at his northwest Bradenton
home, but at least some of his product is sampled on
Anna Maria by his fellow Privateers. Witton says he
got with the Island group when he grew impatient with
the mainland Conquistadors because "they were active
once a year and didn't help people that much." The
Privateers, though, "spend 12 months out of 12 raising
money for scholarships and the like. I love to help
people out, so I'm a Privateer."
And a brewer. Both he and Tamson belong to a
Manatee brewers' club, the Brewskis, and attend meet-
ings the last Thursday of each month. When things get
raucous, Witton reminds members that "this is not a
swilling club," usually swigging down a bottle of brew
- to applause.
Although homemade beer may cost as little as 25
cents a bottle, few brewers are in it for economy. All
claim they do it for the flavors, for the quality, for the
joy of process.
True, no doubt. But it's hard to escape the suspi-
cion that most of the satisfaction comes from beating
Who could ask for anything more?
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After competing against teams from a six-
state area at the June Southeast Regionals in
Pensacola, five all-star teams from the Florida
Wheels program qualified to go to Chicago.
At the national double-elimination tourna-
ment at the Odeum Coliseum, Pelham's team fin-
ished fifth in the nation in his 16-team division.
Brickse's squad, the Knights, came in seventh.
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Manatee County Government is seeking volunteers
interested in applying to serve on the Health Council
of West Central Florida. Two vacancies exist on this
advisory board. All applicants must be residents of
Manatee County and willing to serve in a voluntary
The council is charged with assessing the health
status of area residents, developing policies for improv-
ing health services, and helping to prepare a district
health plan to guide State Certificate of Need decisions.
Applicants are needed in two categories: a health
care consumer over age 60 and a non-governmental
health care consumer. Monthly meetings are held in St.
The Board of County Commissioners encourages
minorities, women and handicapped person to apply
for all advisory boards.
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1000, Bradenton, FL 34206 or call 745-3719. Applica-
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take place from 5:30 to
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Longboat Key Hilton
Beach Resort, 4711
Gulf of Mexico Dr.
The aim of the plan is
to "make the chamber more proactive, create value-
added products to provide a significant and document-
able return on the investment for members, develop
leadership, and promote Longboat Key as a premier
The 5 Year Strategic Plan has its own logo con-
ceived and developed by Marnie Matarese, board
member and immediate past president.
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For further information about Longboat Key 2001:
Be There! event call the chamber at 387-9519.
First Lady club to form in
Persons interested in joining Manatee County's
new Hillary R. Clinton Fan Club should send a post
card to P.O. Box 14669, Bradenton, FL 34280.
The club will respond with a meeting announce-
The German American Club will hold a spring
,garden dance on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at
Bayshore Gardens Recreation Center, 6919 26th St.
W., Bradenton. The event is B.Y.O.B. and the music
will be provided by the Band Called Fred. Information:
Selby Gardens will hold its Annual Summer
Children's Day on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. Activities include arts and crafts, face painting,
nature exhibits, educational projects, and refreshments.
Children under 12 are admitted free with an adult pay-
ing regular admission. The gardens are located at 811
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Members of the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria held
a farewell luncheon to
honor guild member Inez
Hansen, seated at end of
table. Hansen is returning
to her former home in
Ripley, Tenn., after 23
years of Island living. She
is a charter member of the
Artists Guild. Hansen is
known throughout the art
community for her decora-
tive clothing. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of Artists
Guild ofAnna Maria.
Little squirts at summer play
Patrick Clerkin, 2, says he'll seek deeper waters out
at sea while "sailing" at Anna Maria's School for
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The mustachioed mayor of the '70s
By Cynthia Finn
"Oh yes," says James J. "Jim" Zerby with a
chuckle. "I believed in speaking my mind and there
was a lot of controversy."
Zerby's going back 20 years, when he served as
mayor of Holmes Beach for two terms from 1974 to
Having lost in two previous bids to be mayor,
SZerby walked into city hall 30 minutes before the quali-
fying deadline for the '74 race and asked then-City
Clerk Betty Hill for a petition to run. Just before time
was up he strolled back in with the 15 required signa-
A former civilian production chief with the U.S.
-Air Force, Zerby had moved to Anna Maria Island in
1953. An Islander editorial endorsed his candidacy
Based on his knowledge of the Island and Holmes
Beach and his potential for "bringing back fiscal re-
"Furthermore," wrote Islander editor and publisher
Don Moore, "he is an easy-going likable person who
has a fair amount of horse sense."
Zerby challenged two-year Councilman Ed Moline
and subsequent Councilman Jeff Asbury, who called
himself the "self-appointed representative of Holmes
Beach's lower end."
Zerby says he "just didn't like the way they were
doing things down there at city hall."
His campaign ads challenged "the inner council of
a powerful association that has swung every city elec-
tion for the past few years" and said he was "the only
independent candidate who is not affiliated with any
He smiles, recalling the election outcome: Zerby
772 votes, Moline 358, Asbury 69. Ken Cloutier and
Joan Webb were elected to the council, joining Joe
Ronan, Freeman Stittsworth and George Morris.
"And then the fireworks began," says Zerby. "The
council was automatically against everything I was for
because their man Moline got defeated."
way from the heated political arena he says he loved, Jim Zerby was caught in this gentler moment. PLEASE SEE ZERBY, NEXT PAGE
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ZERBY, FROM PAGE 12
He smiles again. "Sure, it's politics. It depends
which side you're on and who you talk to."
Holmes Beach was growing "like topsy" in those
years Zerby recalls.
Consider the following mid- to late-1970s growth
Manatee County completed installation of the
sewer system. Holmes Beach then underwent the most
massive road resurfacing job in its history, covering
about 90 percent of the city's streets.
County buses began their service to the Island and
Holmes Beach got its first two traffic lights.
Sidewalk construction was begun.
Federal flood program building elevations be-
The city's first planning commission to develop a
comprehensive plan for undeveloped land was sworn in.
The city hall complex changed its look when then-
Police Chief Snooks Adams spoke up in the nick of
time to save the foundation of the old sewage disposal
plant just north of city hall. In its place rose the present
Police Department building at a cost of $25,000. Be-
fore Zerby left office, plans for the present public
works building were under way.
In Bradenton Beach, Dick Connick began his of-
ten stormy 12-year reign as mayor just months before
Zerby came into office. Up in Anna Maria on the
heels of police department scandal surrounding Police
Chief Conrad Justice and the resignation of Mayor
Steve Kimball Ernie Cagnina won an August 1975
special election to the mayor's seat and was over-
whelming returned to office in February 1976. Zerby
was unopposed and began his second term that March.
In 1974 the three cities signed an interlocal agree-
ment establishing the Island Police Communications
"Oh yes," Zerby recalls. "There was plenty of
clashing over that one."
For years Zerby and Connick sparred verbally over
the location of the system's radio center in Holmes Beach,
budgeting and bids on equipment from grant funding.
At one point in 1976 an Islander editorial called for
both mayors to step down from the system's board and,
at the urging of Holmes Beach City Councilwoman
Charlotte Long, a three-city 16-man advisory commit-
tee was formed to help make the peace.
"Dick Connick and I went nose-to-nose over plenty
of issues," Zerby says. "But we were also fine friends."
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Possible consolidation of the the Island's police
forces was also a big issue during Zerby's last three
years in office.
"I did think it was inevitable," Zerby says. "And of
course I thought Holmes Beach should be at the helm.
It didn't end up that way, did it?"
Barbara Zerby was a widow with three sons when
she moved to Holmes Beach in 1963. She met her sec-
ond husband through the Island Players. They were
married in 1964.
"The first time I saw him," she recalls, "Jim was in
a play. He had such charisma and upstaged everyone."
Both remained active in various aspects of the
Players for many years he acting, directing and set
building, she working on sound and scenery.
Did some of Zerby's theatrical background carry
forward onto the political stage?
With a reported wink, Zerby admitted to a "perhaps
colorful personality" in a 1976 Islander article about a
television profile of the mayor filmed by the Univer-
sity of Florida at Gainesville.
Reporter June Alder described him as "the flam-
boyant mustachioed Zerby who's been called a white-
haired Jerry Cologna, among other things."
Barbara Zerby laughs, remembering the TV stint.
She also recalls her "dashing" husband's years as a
"real car buff." There was a 1951 Jaguar that went from
red to black and a dark blue and silver 1976 Rolls
"They drew a lot of attention," Zerby says.
Both Barbara and Jim Zerby shakes their heads
with a smile as they reminisce. There are good personal
memories of their decades together and of watching the
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both proud of Zerby's years of service to their city.
Zerby was defeated by Long in the March 1978
elections, the same year that Pat Geyer came into of-
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Zerby says he's been uninvolved in city politics
"It's their turn now," says the former mayor with
"But I still think they need to remember we're a
small town," he adds. "Like not wasting the money on
a new City Hall. In my opinion, bigger is not always
Zerby smiles. "I guess I do still like to speak my
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Ready, set, bowl
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Shoes are 69 cents at the bowling alley.
Inflation may have changed that old joke but, you
It's cooool up there
The ever so lucky-to-be-in-cool-weather Ben and
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can bowl three games and party with a great bunch of
community-spirited Islanders and it will only cost you
$12 including shoes.
Tickets for the 6th Annual O'Connor Bowling
Challenge and raffle tickets for prizes are waiting for
you at area restaurants and pubs. You can sign up a
team or sign up for yourself. You'll be assigned to a
team at the pre-bowl sign-up party at D.Coy Ducks.
(Just the beginning of the fun.)
Islanders know it's hard to have more fun than the
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for their benefit tournament planned for Saturday, Aug.
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the lanes will offer bowlers a chance to enter if they
throw a strike. A grand prize winner will be drawn
from the strike entries.
After the tournament, the party moves back to the
beach, to the Beach House restaurant, where Reid Frost
will entertain and Billy and George will hand out
awards and draw raffle winners.
Best of all, all the money raised goes toward the
purchase of all types of sports equipment for the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Money just for stuff
for the kids.
Way to go, "boys."
Since a woman's team won the horseshoe tourna-
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The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Founda-
tion has awarded a $1,000 education scholarship to
Island resident Jessica Flora.
Graduating from high school in 1996, Flora has
participated in a year-long internship at Mote Marine
Institute. She plans to attend Manatee Community
College to study environmental science.
Island son to wed
Sheryl and William Pinkard of Sarasota announce
the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Anne Glenn
of Bradenton, to Richy Smith of Bradenton, son of
Steve and Sandra Smith of Anna Maria Island.
The couple will wed Nov. 2.
Miss Glenn is a 1994 graduate of Bayshore High
School. She is employed by Veon Tool Supply in
The bridegroom-elect is a 1993 graduate of Mana-
tee High School He is employed by West Bay Cove.
Costa graduates from
Pedro Ramos Costa of Holmes Beach graduated
from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa., on May 19
with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish.
Costa was active in Gettysburg Environmental
Concerns, International Club and Baccus.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has announced that the
team of Mary Wickersham and Cindy English were the
Longboat Key office's top sales agents, and Rebecca
Smith of the Holmes Beach office and Margot Walbert
of the Longboat Key office were the top listers for the
month of July.
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An historical romance set in Scotland, this book
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To the college-bound, one and all
By Cynthia Finn
All across America, and on the Island, 1996 high
school graduates are getting ready for the next phase of
their academic and social lives college!
One of them is Manatee High School graduate
Mark Esformes of Anna Maria. He will head north on
Aug. 23 to Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., to
pursue a major in computer sciences. He's interested in
designing computer systems or networks.
Although he admits to "a little apprehension" about
the work, Mark says his previous college-course expe-
riences have given him a taste for the academic life
A successful student throughout his school years,
Mark spent three weeks each summer from seventh
through 10th grades as part of Duke University's Tal-
ent Identification Program. Last summer he partici-
pated in a six-week program at Cornell University tak-
ing college-level introductory courses in
macroeconomics and computer programming.
The programs not only prepared him for the aca-
demic aspect of college but enabled him to experience
dormitory living and the feel of being far from home.
He's certain he will adjust, but he also knows it will
be hard to leave "the familiar feel of everything" -
from his mother and father, Robin and Abby, to
younger brother Paul, his friends and the home he's
known in Anna Maria for 14 years.
He and Paul, who will enter his sophomore year at
Manatee, gained a special closeness this past year driv-
ing to and from school together.
"Paul swears it's the ride he'll miss when I'm
gone," Mark says, smiling. "But we both know it's a lot
Mark's high school years were active, beyond the
effort of maintaining an A average. The bonds created
in his extra-curricular activities are among his fondest
He was a member of the Key Club, serving as vice
president last year. He played the viola in the orches-
tra for four years, including the last two years in the
Symphonia, the top level. He also designed senior ads
for the year book, was part of the Academic Team the
last two years in "Jeopardy"-like competition against
other schools and was president last year of the Junior
Academy of Sciences, which included involvement in
the county science fair and acting as a judge at the el-
ementary school level.
The last hurrah
One of Mark's final achievements before gradua-
tion and one of which he is especially proud will
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and Engineering Fair in Tucson, Ariz. Their six-month
computer-simulated study of the human immune sys-
tem tracked the toll taken on the human body by HIV,
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sort of contribution" in the computer field, the
project and its recognition represent a fitting end to
one part of his academic life and a wonderful begin-
ning to the next phase.
Does Mark think his success and motivation are
"Maybe," he says. "I have a little bit more defi-
nition of what I want to do than some others my age.
I have met a lot of the goals I set for myself in high
school. And the ones I've not met I've learned
He credits his parents for their support early on.
"They've always encouraged me and set high stan-
dards. And they got me reading early that's
helped a lot throughout school."
Mark did experience the disappointment of not
being accepted to his first-choice college, Stanford
University. But that's in the past, he says, and he
loved the Brandeis campus when he visited last win-
ter. He's excited about the strong science curriculum
offered with the mix of liberal arts. He was awarded
scholarships from Brandeis and from the National
This summer Mark's been working full time as
an intern with the computer systems manager at Pa-
cific Tomato Growers in Palmetto. The focus on
trouble-shooting is right up his alley.
And now, as the departure date nears, there's
plenty of shopping to do for those things college kids
need and for the winter clothing this Island boy
He already has his course schedule. Any day
he'll find out which dorm he's in and who his room-
mate will be so they can talk by phone before meet-
ing. There's a lot to look forward to.
His family will be going up to Massachusetts to
drop him off and then they'll be back for Thanksgiv-
ing. Mark won't be home until Christmas.
Standing outside, as the sun starts to sink toward
the Gulf down the street, Mark talks about his love for
Anna Maria Island and the privilege of growing up
here. He knows there will be a sense of loss as he pulls
away from "home." He also has a tremendous sense of
"all that can be" beyond those new horizons.
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Schools are open for
The Manatee County Public Schools will begin the
1996-97 school year Monday, Aug. 26. Registration is
available for new students entering school for the first
time or transferring into the district according to the fol-
Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, 778-1125, will be open for registration
Thursday, Aug. 15, through Friday, Aug. 23, from 8
a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Students entering
kindergarten will need to provide a birth certificate, a
Social Security card, immunization records and evi-
dence of a physical examination within the last year.
Martha B. King Middle School, 600 75th St. W.,
Bradenton, 741-3183, is currently registering students
from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
through Wednesday, Aug. 21. For more information,
contact Jan Gemperline, school registrar.
W.D. Sugg Middle School, 3801 59th St. W.,
Bradenton, 741-3157, is accepting appointments with
Registrar Jane Showalter from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday through Aug. 21.
Manatee County High School, 1000 32nd St. W.,
Bradenton, 746-7181, is currently scheduling appoint-
ments with guidance counselors on Aug. 13, 14, 15, 19
At Bayshore High School, 5323 34th St. W.,
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Island Police Reports
Anna Maria City
July 25, battery, 500 block of Spring Avenue.
Victim alleged he was intentionally struck by the tow
truck driven by a suspect who was attempting to com-
plete a repossession.
July 27, trespass warning, 307 Pine Ave., Pine
Avenue General Store. Officer responded to a com-
plaint of a disturbance and at complainant's request
issued a trespass warning to subject attempting to re-
gain his job.
July 28, lost property a wallet on the beach at
the end of Beach Avenue.
July 31, theft, 9906 Gulf Drive, laundromat.
Complainant reported the theft of clothes from a dryer
by unknown suspectss.
July 26, battery information, 116 Bridge St.,
Sports Lounge. Officer responded to a report of a
bleeding male victim whom he found at a friend's
house on Fourth Street North. Victim was intoxicated
and had lacerations on his face. He stated he was
jumped by some men from work whom he would not
identify. Victim refused medical treatment and de-
clined to file a battery charge.
July 27, grand theft, 900 Gulf Drive, Gulf Drive
Cafe. Complainant reported the theft of a newspaper
machine valued at $500 plus $50 inside the machine.
July 27, auto burglary, 2700 block of Gulf Drive.
Victim reported the theft of her identification in a small
bag taken from her unlocked vehicle.
July 27, domestic battery, 1500 block of Gulf Drive.
Officer responded to eyewitness reports of male suspect
behaving violently against female victim on the beach.
Four witnesses reported seeing the victim being held un-
derwater and then sustaining knock-down punches on the
beach. Two witnesses tried to intervene and were also
attacked. Officer arrested suspect and notified his em-
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July 28, burglary, 200 Bridge St., Pier Cafe. Vic-
tim reported the overnight theft of a $50 speaker from
outdoor patio area.
July 28, auto burglary, Leffis Key. Victims re-
ported the smashing of a vehicle window and the re-
moval of two purses hidden inside which contained
identification, credit cards and more than $300 cash.
July 30, domestic information, 2100 block of
Avenue B. Officer responded to a report of domestic
battery. Suspect agreed to stay away from victim until
suspect's out-of-state departure later that day.
July 31, auto burglary, 200 Bridge Street, Pier
Cafe. Victim reported leaving her car unattended for 15
minutes. She returned to find a window broken and her
purse and other articles valued at $145 gone. No wit-
nesses were found.
July 26, damage, 248 S. Harbor Drive. Unknown
suspects) battered doors and panels of storage building
overnight, causing $200 in damages. Nothing was taken.
July 26, civil, 600 block of Key Royale Drive.
Complainant stated she was charged more for a tree
trimming job than the original quote. Subjects were
gone when officer arrived.
July 26, suspicious, 4300 block of Second Av-
enue. Officer responded to a complaint of an adult top-
less female and an adult male, possibly engaged in
sexual activity. The latter proved unfounded and officer
advised female that full bathing suit attire is required.
July 26, disturbance, 3610 East Bay Drive. Of-
ficer responded to a complaint of an intoxicated sub-
ject refusing to leave the premises and insisting on
broadcasting the dilemma of his lost keys over the
sound system. Officer advised subject to leave.
July 26, disturbance, 3000 block of Avenue F.
Officer responded to a report of a fight in progress at
a wrong location. Officer was advised one block down
that all parties were gone.
July 27, service, 3705 East B~ay Drive, Sunbow
Bay Condominiums. Complainant reported that a
homemade houseboat anchored in the cove had broken
loose. Contact was made with Florida Marine Patrol.
July 27, 6600 block of Gulf Drive. Complain-
ant reported overnight disappearance of a $250
July 27, warrant, 7700 block of Gulf Drive. Of-
ficer responded to a report of a disturbance and arrested
subject on an outstanding warrant for driving with li-
cense suspended. Subject had also left a borrowed dis-
abled vehicle on private property earlier that day and
had been reported as intoxicated.
July 27, Baker Act, 200 block of 69th Street. Sub-
ject of an apparent overdose was transported to hospital.
July 27, noise violation, 3400 block of Sixth
Avenue. Complainant reported large, loud party out-
side after midnight. Officer suggested that the party
come to an end.
July 28, drug arrest, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry
Dock Inn. Officer noticed intoxicated subject in park-
ing lot during routine patrol and requested assistance
from EMS. As officer was about to Marchman Act the
subject, a small pipe with white residue was found on
him and he was arrested for possession of drug para-
phernalia. While transporting subject to jail, officer
discovered an outstanding warrant for retail theft.
July 28, damage, 3900 East Bay Drive, Island
Foods. Victim reported $350 in damage from the slash-
ing of her convertible top while she was working.
July 28, traffic, 81st Street and Palm Drive. Of-
ficer stopped subject for exceeding speed limit and dis-
covered in a computer check that subject's license was
suspended. A summons was issued and the driver's li-
July 28, theft arrest, 3902 Gulf Drive, West Coast
Surf Shop: Suspect already under suspicion for a pre-
vious theft returned to the location for the second day
in a row. Being closely watched, the subject was re-
ported to police for the theft of a pair of shorts. Police
arrested suspect and issued a trespass warning to him
and his female companion.
July 28, battery, 4400 block of Gulf Drive. Out-
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of-town family member reported hearing violence and
threats over the phone. Officer responded and arrested
adult male subject for domestic battery based on the
evidence of violence against an adult female victim in
the presence of a child.
July 29, lost property a cellular phone in the
5900 block of Flotilla Drive.
July 29, theft, 6800 block of Palm Drive. Victim
reported the theft of a lawn mower from outside some-
time during the previous three days.
July 29, found property six sets of keys left
unclaimed at the Holmes Beach Post Office were
placed into the police department property locker.
July 29, assist 911, 6600 Gulf Drive, Resort 66.
Officer responded to a report of an open line to 911. No
phone with the reported number was found. The officer
was not flagged down by anyone and could not locate
July 29, traffic, 3600 block of East Bay Drive.
During a stop for speeding, officer discovered
subject's vehicle tag had expired last October and
issued a summons.
July 30, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County
Public Beach. Victim reported the theft of a $1,285
video camera from his blanket by unknown persons)
while he swam.
July 30, disturbance, Seaside Court Condomini-
ums. Officer responded to a verbal argument between
neighbors over parking-space manners. Officer advised
neighbors to call police before they argue if there are
July 31, disturbance, 2700 block of Avenue E.
Officer responded to a complaint of two subjects
fighting on the beach after exiting their vehicle. Two
male subjects returned to the car but denied fighting.
They stated they were there to see some girls down
the street. Officer advised them that they should park
July 31, disturbance, 45th Street and Second
Avenue. Officer responded to a report of loud noise
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after midnight. Subjects said they would quiet down.
July 31, suspicious, 3600 block of Gulf Drive.
Complainant reported seeing a vehicle in the area
possibly driven by a known subject who had just
been released from jail after an arrest for battery
against the complainant. A patrol request for the lo-
cation was issued.
July 31, larceny, 78th Street beach. Victim re-
ported the overnight theft of a tent. Tracks resembling
a tent being dragged headed toward 79th Street.
July 31, suspicious, 3600 block of Gulf Drive.
Complainant reported that known subject was violat-
ing 1,000-foot restraining order. Subject was located
and informed he would be arrested on the violation
of the injunction no matter what reason he gave for
July 31, larceny, 500 block of 71st Street Victim
reported the removal by unknown persons) of a 1997
decal from a business-vehicle license plate.
July 31, domestic, 600 block of Concord Lane.
Officer investigated a battery complaint filed by adult
female against adult male at jointly owned rental prop-
erty. Based on the tenant's statement and lack of evi-
dence, the officer did not place suspect into custody.
July 31, suspicious, Seaside Court. Complainant
advised that he was suspicious of a phone call and up-
coming appointment regarding Medicaid. Officer ad-
vised complainant to contact the police if he suspected
a scam at the time of the appointment.
July 31, disturbance 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry
Dock Inn. Officer responded to a report of a distur-
bance. An apparently intoxicated complainant said an
unknown subject began scuffling with him for no rea-
son but departed when he knew police were on the way.
Aug. 1, suspicious, 5325 Marina Drive, Back Bay
Boat House. Employee reported suspicious subjects in
a vehicle in the parking lot after midnight. Subjects said
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July 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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but the boat was assisted by a Good Samaritan.
July 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 17-foot power
boat in Terra Ceia Bay. A commercial salvage com-
pany responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a passenger aboard a 14-foot power
boat at Beer Can Island suffering a medical emergency.
A Coast Guard vessel responded and transported the vic-
tim to paramedics at Coquina Boat Ramp.
July 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
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sponded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 27, Boarding. A 30-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The vessel's operator re-
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ducing device on board.
July 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 18-foot power boat in Rob-.
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sponded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 27, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. No violations were found.
July 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 28-foot power boat in the
Manatee River. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 22085016
responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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Safe beaches? How would we know?
By Bob Ardren
Put your head in the water and somebody asks for
your phone number. Sounds strange? Well, that's what
happened on Santa Monica (Calif.) Beach last year -
all in the name of research.
The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project posted
folks with clipboards along their beach and collected
the phone numbers of 15,492 people who were seen to
have put their heads under the water. A few days later
those folks were called and asked how they felt.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19
July 28, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in Venice Inlet. No violations were found.
July 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 19-foot power boat over-
due from Nokomis. The vessel arrived home safely
shortly after Station Cortez received the report.
July 28, Boarding. A 14-foot power boat was
boarded in Venice Inlet. The operator received a notice
of violation for not having the vessel registration on
board and not having a throwable flotation device.
July 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of three white flares fired near
New Pass. A Coast Guard vessel responded, but the
call was determined to be a false alarm.
July 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 31-foot fishing
vessel near Johns Pass with no English-speaking
people on board. Vessels from Station Cortez and
Coast Guard Group St. Petersburg, as well as Coast
Guard Cutter Point Countess responded and towed the
vessel to safe moorings.
July 31, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
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nian sailor who was ill aboard a boat 15 miles offEgmont
Key. A Coast Guard vessel responded and transported the
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Sounds like Santa Monica has something more
than rainwater coming out of those drains, doesn't
it? The fact is, we all do, and storm drains aren't the
Last month we wrote about the fact that the coun-
ties north and south of us are two of just 11 of Florida's
34 coastal counties that regularly monitor water qual-
ity at local beaches. Some folks, such as the City of St.
Petersburg, do it weekly.
Others, such as Sarasota, do it four times a year.
Here in Manatee County, we don't do it at all, and
that's a shame.
We spend millions of dollars a year attracting visi-
tors to Florida and Manatee County, and don't even
bother to make sure we're not making anyone sick.
The August issue of Consumer Reports maga-
zine has quite an article entitled "Finding a clean
beach." It's based on a just-released report from the
National Resources Defense Council citing a 50-
percent increase in beach closings around the coun-
try from 1994 to 1995.
Pointing out that those 3,500 or so closings last
year are just the ones reported, the report went on to
say there probably were many others that weren't re-
ported. Some folks don't want to upset the tourists,
don't you know, and the locals, well, they'll liope-
fully see the signs.
Robert Forbes, environmental administrator in
Sarasota County's Department of Environmental En-
gineering, says he's "astounded more counties don't do
the testing because it requires a minimum of effort."
Forbes explained that "a number of years ago the state
eliminated saltwater beaches from testing regulations,
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According to the Defense Council, Sarasota spent
a whopping $1,100 on quarterly beach testing last year.
At the other end of the scale, the City of St. Petersburg
spent a total of $10,000 on its weekly testing.
Hillsborough County didn't report the cost of its
testing program last year, but Pasco spent $14,800 and
Lee County, $2,400. Obviously there are no uniform
schedules being used even here on the west coast -
much less across the state or country.
Just five states Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois,
Indiana and New Jersey have state-wide compre-
hensive beach monitoring. Eight others Alabama,
the Carolinas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon
and Washington have no testing at all. All other
coastal states, including Florida, have limited monitor-
Two states, Delaware and New Jersey, have 24-
hour toll-free hot lines for beach closings.
Most, like Florida, leave monitoring and closings
up to the individual counties. In fact, Florida has made
it even more difficult for counties since the state started
charging for fecal coliform analysis last year. In the
past, the state had provided that service to counties free.
Another cost-saving program, don't you know.
Clearly, public health obviously isn't on the top of the
list with folks in the Holy City of Tallahassee.
Florida had 830 beach closings and advisories
last year, second only to California with 1,305. In the
majority of cases, closings and advisories come from
high levels of bacteria resulting from human or ani-
mal waste such as sewer overflows, main breaks or
Pollution from stormwater was the second leading
reason for the closings.
The most common answer I've heard after asking
public officials why we don't monitor water at our
beaches is that "We don't need it"
Oh yeah, how would we know? In fact, if you'd
like a full tour of Manatee County bureaucracy some
day, call the courthouse and ask about testing water at
our beaches. Here's betting that you'll (like me) be
transferred what seems to be endlessly.
If you'd like to read the full NRDC report, it's
available at the group's web site, http://www.nrdc.org.
It includes beach-by-beach listings for 1995, as well as
each state's procedures for testing coastal waters.
See you next week.
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Snapper surface during full *
moon; redfish still hungry on flats
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Last week's full moon brought some hungry man-
grove snapper into the passes, making for some good
fishing for those out in the evenings. Offshore, grou-
per and amberjack are in the deep water or near the
artificial reefs. Backwater action continues to focus on
redfish, trout and flounder.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching mangrove snapper, Spanish
mackerel, a few redfish and some catch-and-release
snook. Pier regular Kent landed a 17-pound black drum
on Saturday, topping off the week's action.
Gary at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching mackerel, nice-sized redfish in the
early mornings, jack cravelle, blacktip sharks and
they're trying to hook up with the barracuda that have
been hanging around the pilings so far with no suc-
Georgia at the Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier
said they've been catching snapper, flounder, black
grouper, redfish, sheepshead and a few small shark.
Sue at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 50 head of Key West grunts and
small grouper. The six-hour trips averaged 75 head of
Key West grunts and porgies. The nine-hour trips av-
eraged 100 head of small grouper, snapper and Key
Youth roller hockey play for ages 6 to 16 years
has resumed at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Scrim-
mages will be held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon
under the direction of Dr. Steve Pelham or Center
Program Director Scott Dell.
All players must be preregistered and prepaid. A
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said there are a lot of
good reports of grouper in about 75 feet of water in the
Gulf. Amberjack are back and thick around the artifi-
cial reefs offshore, and the passes have been very pro-
ductive for nighttime mangrove snapper angling, espe-
cially with last week's full moon.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's finding redfish to be
his best bet of the week.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's still finding a few
tarpon hanging around the area as well as some shark
in Tampa Bay.
On my boat Magic we have been able to catch a
few nice-sized reds, mangrove snapper and some
Capt. Tom Chaya said to look for reds or trout in
the backwaters for the best fishing action.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said backwater
redfish are just about everywhere on the seagrass flats.
His advice is to use a gold spoon for the best results.
Offshore, grouper are still in the deeper water and
mangrove and yellowtail snapper are feeding off the
Capt. Mike Greig said he's been catching sharks,
Spanish mackerel and some catch-and-release snook.
Good luck and good fishing.
fee of $25 will cover five months of play.
In addition to roller blades and sticks, mandatory
equipment includes a helmet and kneepads. Helmets
with face masks and elbow pads are highly recom-
For more information, call the Community Cen-
ter at 778-1908.
Snookin' on a dock in the bay
Jason Kromelow of Chicago was doing a little
fishing at a dock in front of hisfolks' house on
Bimini Bay when he caught this 31-inch snook using
a double-jointed Rapala.
Winners in the August 3 horseshoe games
were John Johnson of Holmes Beach and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Bill
Cooney of Bradenton Beach and Gene Snedeker
of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every Sat-
urday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall Park,
10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees.
Bridge Street Pier ad Cafe
(at end of Bridge St. on pier)
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This lovely 5BR/4BA, split level canalfront pool
home is filled with space and light. The open and
airy, free flowing floor plan offers handsome pine
floors, vaulted ceilings with skylights and fans,
French doors, stone wood burning fireplace and
several bay windows with window seats. The se-
cluded office cupola offers breathtaking views of
Tampa Bay and Sunshine Skyway. The ground
level guest quarters overlooks the sparkling 13 x
28 solar heated pool and 20' boat dock with elec-
tric davits. Other amenities include a cheerful 32'
screened lanai with southern exposure, 5 zone
sprinkler system, tiled entry foyer, handy breakfast
bar and 3 central air and heat systems. Truly in a
class by itself! Priced at $415,000 including a Pre-
ferred One Year Homeowner's Warranty! Adjoin-
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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
Elevated home with covered parking, steps to fish-
ing pier in Anna Maria. 3BR/2BA, recently reno-
vated and featuring a wall of large windows across
the waterfront side for fabulous views. $350,000.
SPACIOUS, open floor plan with great room
design is yours with this Anna Maria home in
nestled tree top location. $179,900.
SPARKLING NEW contemporary home in
Anna Maria with many custom features such as
track and indirect lighting, vaulted ceilings and
more! 2BR/2BA. $227,500.
PERICO ISLAND first floor unit overlooking
lake and wild life preserve. 2BR/2BA, carport
and more! $99,900.
NEED A VACATION??? Call us FIRST for the
best rental units available ... beachfront homes,
condos or duplexes from $600/week.
Four units, two buildings, concrete block, quality construc-
tion. Each unit has one bedroom, one bath, turnkey fur-
nished. Only two blocks to beach, one block to bay. Good
rental history. 100 x 100 ft. lot. Back lawn totally fenced.
$249,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
GREAT VALUE Views of the bayfront from the bal-
cony of this spacious and furnished condo unit. 2BR/2BA,
cathedral ceilings, quiet & private area of Island, over-
looking pool area. Close to shopping and beaches.
$94,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
TIDY ISLAND TOWNHOUSE Exceptional 2 or 3BR/
2BA bayfront unit. If quality is important, then this is the
property for you. Gated community and outstanding views
are accentuated by exquisite finishing touches. Must see!
$290,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
MOTEL Profitable 10 unit motel near beach. Owners
home has additional six 2BR units available for increased
income. $800,000. For more information, call Luke
ONLY STEPS TO BEACH 3BR/2BA, turnkey furnished
home with view of the Gulf and only steps to the beach.
Inground heated pool, garage, nice size bedrooms & living
room. $164,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
HERE'S YOUR CHANCE to own a well cared for
3BR/2BA canalfront home in beautiful Key Royale
for only $196,000. YOU MUST SEE THIS VIEW!
Call Frank Migliore 778-0777 or 778-2662 eves.
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TWO ISLAND ELEVATED DUPLEXES! Side by
side buy either or both! Great for rental, 2nd
home or residence. Close to shopping, school,
bus line and only 3 short blocks to beach. 2 bed-
rooms, 1 bath each side, enclosed storage and
washer/dryer hookups. $149,900 each. Call Judy
Duncan 778-0777 or 778-1589 eves.
NAUTILUS CONDO HOLMES BEACH Taste-
fully furnished ground level 2BR/2BA condo in
Gulffront complex. Updated decorating and appli-
ances, open kitchen, heated pool and tennis. Ex-
cellent investment condo with on-site manage-
ment. Possible owner financing. Priced at
$169,900 furnished turnkey. Please call Carol R.
Williams 778-0777 or 778-1718 eves.
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Island real estate sales
6305 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a North Beach Vil-
lage 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.
3000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 10 Palm Cay, a 750
You've found the home you want!
Well known on the Island, this property features
beautiful sunsets and a magnificent panoramic view
with 68' of Gulffront. A comfortable 3BD/2BA
bungalow with Florida room and working
fireplace. Recently remodeled inside to
the tune of about $45,000.
AU CHALET REALTY, INC.
Alvin L. Kipp, Realtor
(941) 746-6115 or
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WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUM with fabulous ICW
view. Deeded carport, large boat slip. Pool, tennis.
Desirable 2BR/2B 1st floor corner unit. West Bay
Pointe & Moorings. $178,500. Bob Burnett, 387-0048.
IT'S AN EASY STROLL TO THE GULF. Spacious 3-
story townhouse. 2 heated pools, tennis, docking privi-
leges. Situated on a lovely lagoon leading to the bay.
$139,900. Dick Ring, 748-7937. #13626.
PRIME, CONVENIENT LOCATION. Duplex your in-
come. 2BR/2B and 2BR/1B. Gulf-side. Short walk to
beach. Zoned C2. $205,000. Adjacent lot also avail-
able. Anne Miller, 792-6475. #15844.
DIRECT GULF-FRONT UNIT. Wonderful views, walk-
ing beach, pool, tennis. Manager on premises, under
unit parking. Turnkey furnished. $173,000. Claudia
Carrillo, 748-7360. #14933.
STUNNING, CUSTOMIZED Smugglers Landing
condominium. Immaculate. Perfect for the discern-
ing boater. 40' dock, easy access to Tampa Bay,
boating, islands and beaches. 2-car covered park-
ing. Pool and tennis. $190,000. John & Jolene
Zisman, 383-5252. #13961.
ZONED C2. Lot, 90' x 100' +/-. Prime Gulf Drive lo-
cation. Explore the possibilities. $180,000. Anne
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On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Gated community. Beautiful,
furnished 2BR/2B. Lake view. 2nd floor. Washer/dryer.
Heated pool, tennis. $1,100 per month.
HOLMES BEACH. Newly renovated 2BR/2B, turnkey
furnished unit. Spectacular Gulf view. Available for sum-
mer and winter rentals. $600 weekly/$1,600 monthly.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.
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sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1973, was sold 6/10/96,
Alflen to Howell & Desena, for $54,500; list $71,500.
509 83rd St., 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 SL, 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; list unknown.
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; list unknown.
405 21st Place, Bradenton Beach, a bayfront two-
story 2,989 sfla 3bed/3&1/2bath/lcar home built in 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.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
stander. 1996, all rights reserved.
The Prudential ...%Floida ealt
5301Gl Die ome ecFL327.94)7806
(2BR/2BA w/2 car garage,
secured lobby, heated
pool, seller will entertain
offers between $130K-
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
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
with boat dock. Many extras. $249,000.
MARTINIQUE Elevator, security, pool, tennis. Direct
Gulffront 2BR/2BA. Turnkey furnished. $168,000.
SPECTACULAR VIEWS of beach/Gulf. 3BR/3BA. En-
closed balcony for added living area. Owner financing.
Turnkey furnished. Updated. $196,900.
BAYFRONT SERENITY. Nature's best. 3BR/3BA. Coun-
try kitchen, open floor plan. DY13571. $209,000.
GULFFRONT CONDO. Spectacular sunsets and sandy
beaches. Light & comfy. DY13378. $168,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
Biographed in Who's
Who in American Law
Je Parle Francais
(un petit peu)
gust 11 1 to 4 pm
LOCATION + PRICE + QUALITY = GREAT BUYI
Serene setting on double lot (160' x 115'), third house
from the beach! Large 2,000 sq. ft. of living area
(4BR/3BA) includes a separate efficiency apartment.
Circular driveway, palm & fruit trees along with a hot
tub under a gazebo makes this home a must see.
Seller will entertain offers between $210,000 -
$250,000. Call Michael Advocate for a private show-
ing, eves. 778-0608. #15935.
GULFVIEW LOT Rare find on north end of Anna Maria. Direct Gulf view and 75' frontage. $170,000 #59178.
Call Roni McCuddin-Price eves. 778-5585.
SHELL POINT CONDO Ground floor 2BR/2BA unit located in a bayfront complex. Features gorgeous views,
heated pool and putting green. $116,500. #68740. Call Debbie Thrasher eves. 778-3395.
NEW LISTING 2BR/2BA with private backyard, enclosed lanai, lush landscaping, very well maintained, lo-
cated on a dead-end street. Close to Bay & Gulf. $139,900 #16062. Call T. Dolly Young eves. 778-5427.
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.
IN TERRA CEIA BAY
GOLF & TENNIS CLUB
2BR/2BA & 3BR/2BA
8 story building. Outstand-
ing view over Bay to Sky-
way Bridge. Fantastic
boating & fishing water.
Make reservations now.
Beautifully maintained 3BR/2.5BA home in
Longboat Key. Fruit trees, pool. Carpet and
terrazzo floors, tile roof and screened court-
yard. #KS13327. $295,000.
Key West style cus-
tom-built house under
construction. 3 large
porch, 2 car attached
garage and a pool. Buy
now and select your
L Io o rs p o -o M o i ne Labrator.Iusfr roh ure an d c ou p q Sn. d
DUPLEX ... 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA, one block to beach. Long term tenants.
DUPLEX ... 2BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, close to the beach. Too good to pass up.
#KS13892. Seller will entertain offers between $88,000- $110,000
HOME ... 2BR/2BA w/built-in jacuzzi. Privacy fence & fruit trees. #KS13913.
TRIPLEX ... Direct Gulffront on two lots. 3BR/1.5BA, 2BR/1BA, efficiency. Deck on
the Gulf. #KS14087. $750,000.
TRIPLEX ... 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1 BA close to the beach excellent rental his-
tory. #KS13966. $159,900.
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NEED AVON CALL Nancy for your free brochure
and samples. Call 779-2154.
96" FOUR SEATER SOFA, off white. Excellent con-
dition. $100. Call 778-1063.
LARGE SLEEPER/SOFA with matching loveseat.
Very good condition. $375. Large sofa like new
$300. All with cushions. Call 798-3943.
12 PIECE BEDROOM set. Queen size bookcase
headboard, double mirrors, rattan/bamboo look.
$300. Papazon twisted washed oak chair & cushions
$50. White king headboard $25. Everything excel-
QUEEN MATTRESS & FRAME. Clean. $80 OBO.
WASHER/DRYER STACK UNIT fairly new. Apart-
ment size, hoses included. 778-5918 mornings or
110 GALLON STEEL FUEL oil tank and stand. Good
condition. Free. 778-3470.
SIDE BY SIDE Refrigerator/freezer with ice maker.
Almond color, good condition. $200. Call 778-3629.
MOVING SALE Fri. & Sat., Aug. 9 & 10. Old pump,
rattan table, chairs, collectibles, desk, baskets, games,
staghom fern, frames, excellent Lowrey organ, food
processor, misc. 236 Oak Ave., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Aug. 10, 7-1. Fumiture, house-
hold, lots of misc. 201 72nd Street, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Sat., Aug. 10, 8 4. Lots of great
stuff. Furniture, lawn mower, bike, dishes, etc. 311
59th St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri., Aug. 9, 9 4. Lots of stuff. 224
Oak Ave., Anna Maria.
3 FAMILY YARD SALE Sat., Aug. 10, 8 -12. Free
coffee. No early birds please 404 79th Street,
FOUND NECKLACE on Elm Street. Call 778-3440.
LOST GRAY MALE Cockatiel named Diddle. Very
friendly, talks, whispers. Lost in marina area near
Mariner's Cove, Cortez. Reward. Call 778-6000.
LOST DECLAWED GRAY tiger, neutered, male cat
with white vest and feet. Vicinity of Tingley Library.
"Mickey". Call 778-1389.
FREE INFO ON HERBS 23 years proven quality
products. Magnetic foot strips for pain available.
Money back guarantee. Call Nancie at 778-7502.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified mail-
in registration at The Islander Bystander office, 5404
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center (next to Chez
Andre restaurant), Holmes Beach.
BEN & IRENES Dog sitting service. (House calls) We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
1978 CHEVY CAPRICE Estate Wagon. V8, 350.
Runs great. $700 OBO. Call Bill at 778-5455.
1985 DODGE DIPLOMAT SALON. Runs good, body
good. Driven daily. First $500 takes it. Call 778-5777.
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.
M w -rn f nA 1 I
SPIRIT SONG CHARTERS pleasure cruises with
Capt. Richard Ardabell. Sunset, Egmont, snorkeling
or just relax and enjoy to view. 778-2195.
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
BOAT SLIP IN EXCHANGE for fishing use. Located
in Key Royale, accommodates about 30 35' boat.
No sail boats. Phone 778-8362.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Waxing, teak, main-
tenance programs. Over 15 years experience. Island
resident. References. (941) 252-0080.
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for small motel on the
beach. Must be reliable. Please call 778-2780.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full time serv-
ers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM of Anna Maria
Island Community Center, A drug-free workplace,
seeks a mature, enthusiastic, creative and respon-
sible person willing to work with young children and
teens, Monday Friday, $5.25 $6.25/ per hour.
COMPANION AVAILABLE DAYS in your home. Lov-
ing, caring and reliable. Has own car. With refer-
ences. Call 778-7637, leave message.
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.
WE FOUNO THE
to open our Second
location! Please visit our new
Cortez Road location for all
your real estate needs.
WAGNER REALTY invites our fellow Realtors to join us for a
REALTOR OPEN HOUSE at our new Cortez Road location
Wednesday, August 14th, 4 to 6 pm.
10601 Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL 34210 794-2246
RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY
THE # RESIDENTIAL RESALE OFFICE IN MANATEE COUNTY!
Debbie Dial Yvonne Higgins Sandy Greiner Jennifer Jones Don Schroder Karen Schroder Barbara Turner
CALL ONE OF OUR ISLAND PROFESSIONALS TODAY!
SB 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!
Charming 2BR/2BA home situated on two lovely lots with
134 ft. street frontage and steps to Tampa Bay! High- CHARMING ISLAND GET-A-WAYI 101 PELICAN
beamed ceilings and open floor plan provide a spacious 2BR/1BA, carport and enclosed lanai. Two short blocks Modern 2 bedroom with loft (a 3rd bedroom), 2
living area which is newly carpeted plus newly tiled floors. to the beach. Very nice area of newer homes. Affordable bath, caged pool, 2-car garage, fireplace, canalfront
Roof recently resurfaced and an unobstructed view of Island living can be yours for only $119,900. home in the city of Anna Maria. 1,904 sfla / 3,286
Anna Maria Basin. Asking $175,000. Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986. sq. ft. under roof. $295,000. 103 Pelican, a canal
Fra nA IMa o lot next door, is also available for $150,000 ... for
2a s 4 Fran Maxon the person requiring estate proportions.
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LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
HOUSE MANAGER/HOUSEKEEPER services. Ex-
cellent references available. Call Doreen at 778-1557.
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.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
REASONABLE RESPONSIBLE POOL care. It's our
business. Will handle all your pressure cleaning needs.
Please call Woodland's Quality Pool Care at 778-6742.
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
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 com-
plexes, businesses, special events and community
facilities on Anna Maria Island. Call 778-7462.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free de-
Commercial Condo 400 sq. ft.
w/office & facilities... $600
"'DIAL" DEBBIE DIAL
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
Debbie Dial RWI4K Gulfstream
ean nate D 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
Leasing Manager HOLMES BEACH, FL.
of Anna Maria Inc.
Call Robin Kollar
309 Pine Ave.
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.
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WEEKLY RENTALS AVAILABLE
STARTING AT $450 PER WEEK
Perico Bay Club 2 & 3BR villa
Westbay Pt. Moorings 2/2
Martinique (Gulffront) 2/2
Key Royale Home 3/2 w/pool
AND MANY MORE.
Runaway Bay 1BR/1BA
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA villa
Bradenton 4BR/3BA house
$2000 24000 mo
$2300 2700 mo
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. Is-
land and Mainland. References. CGC012191.747-
1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
SCREENS REPLACED/REPAIRED, roof coating
and repairs, interior/exterior painting, drywall repairs,
ceiling fans, carpentry & ceramic tile. Low prices.
SEAWALLS LIFTS DOCKS
License #MC00105. Fully insured. Doug Hugenberg
Marine Construction, Inc. Free estimates. Quality
work. Call Doug at 792-5685.
CUSTOM PAINTING Interior, exterior. 12 yrs. experi-
ence. Free estimates. No mess. Call Don at 778-3456.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
S Antique And
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL
778-1382 after hours
ISLAND UVINGI WATER 4-PLEX IN ANNA MARIA
Elevated attached villa overlooks Spring Lake, Unique Anna Maria property located just
2 bedrooms, large kitchen, garage with lots of steps from the prime north end beaches yet
storage and workroom downstairs, large deck, on a boating waterway, all units rented sea-
all conveniently located in Holmes Beach makes sonally and furnished. Great money maker
this the best buy on the Island at $84,900. priced at $349,000.
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PERICO ISLAND CONDO
First floor lakefront unit in ideal location be-
tween town and the islands. 2BR/2BA, very
private setting, open and screened porches.
Elevated island home on prime beach with
elevator, garage, lots of storage, 2BR/3BA
and open porch area. Excellent rental poten-
CANALFRONT HOME IN ANNA MARIA
Courtyard entrance greets the new home
buyer and also affords gorgeous water views
looking down the canal, split bedroom plan,
unique kitchen with breakfast nook and spa-
cious Florida room. Priced at $219,000.
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NOW THE LARGEST RESIDENTIAL/PROPERTY
MANAGEMENT COMPANY ON THE ISLAND!
matching p.ilr cities since 1949
CALL A PROFESSIONAL
WEDEBROCK AGENT TODAY!
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
y Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
\7718IJU g4 AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 years with Island reloerences.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
" 25 Yrs Experience* Island References 727-7247
CJ's Plumbing Inc. 778-3614
24-Hour Emergency Service & Repairs
SWater Heaters *Drain Cleaning *Disposals *Remodeling
JOHN DAVIS Beeper 569-9052
Licensed & Insured CFC056844
MULCH STONE SHELL
i stomi Trucking
Free Estimates 778-1497
HAULING SOD INSTALLATION
DECKS & MORE
ARPENTER CALL KIT WELSCH
LOCKSMIrTH P.IT rI4r6]1
Gary F. Deffenbaugh by
Auto-Home-CommercialUTS "Professional Excellence"
REKEYINSTALL MASTER Interior & Exterior
Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Locks & Repairs opco ng Repa
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
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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 Elliott.
Fully furnished beach cottage. 1BR/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
furnished. Short walk to Gulf beaches and restaurants.
Available weekly or monthly. Ask Denise about Her-
ons Landing. (941) 778-2246 or (800) 211-2323.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA apartment,
Florida room, w/d hook-up, garage, peek of the Gulf.
No dogs. $575 mo. 1st, last, security. Call Gulf-Bay
Realty at 778-7244.
ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA CONDO Nice tile floors and cen-
tral A/C. Large garage with washer/dryer. $550 mo.
Call Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-7244.
STEPS TO BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/1BA. $625
mo. Call 778-1345.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA unfurnished. A must
see! New kitchen, appliances, carpet, tile, w/d, etc.!
Near beach. $650 mo. First, last, security. Small pet
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 wk7$1,000 mo.
off season. $1,500 mo. season. (813) 874-0973.
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
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.
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.
GULFVIEW SENSATIONAL French country premier
home. 4BR/3BA, turret, quiet, best neighborhood.
September December. $1,950 mo. 107 Beach
Ave. Call 778-2206 or 794-8202.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA North Holmes
Beach. Washer/dryer hookup. $550 mo. plus utilities.
1st, last, security. Available immediately. 778-5439.
2 ANNUALS 3BR/2BA central heat/air, washer/dryer
hookup. Near beach, fenced yard, some pets. One
available now, one September 1. $795 mo. 778-7431.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA bestview. 50'
to water. Private beach. Top floor master suite,
decks, patio, tropical gardens, unique. $3,000 mo.,
$1,000 wk. 778-0990.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA 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 annual rental. 2BR/1BA apart-
ment. No dogs. Washer/dryer hookup. $625 mo. plus
SECLUDED 2BR/2BA FURNISHED Bayview condo.
Walk to beach and shopping. No pets or smokers.
Available Aug. thru Dec. $800 mo. 723-6802.
SEASONAL RENTALS Sun Plaza, Martinique, Sandy
Point, River Oaks. Call T. Dolly Young, Realtor-778-
0766 or 778-5427. The Prudential Florida Realty.
VACATION & SEASONAL Ocean cottage, ground
floor, 2BR/2BA. $700/wk., $2,500/mo. 2BR/2BA
ground floor duplex, 3 minutes to beach. Season
$1,300/mo. (800) 977-0803.
ROOMMATE WANTED fully furnished 2BR apart-
ment on Anna Maria. $350 mo. plus 1/2 utilities. Must
be clean, dependable and trustworthy. Call Jason at
(941) 778-5999, after 5 or leave message.
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 in Anna Maria.
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 Motel &
Resort Complex. 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.
OPEN HOUSE Sun., Aug. 11, 1 4 pm. 206 Willow
Ave., Anna Maria City. Ground level no steps to
climb. 3BR/2BA ranch. 1 block to great beach, shop-
ping, post office. Fireplace, screened porch, fenced
yard, 1,640 sfla. $154,500, owner. 778-3045.
STOP, LOOK, MAKE AN OFFER! Great Island condo.
2BR/2BA, pool, walk to beach, more. $105,000.
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
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OPEN HOUSE Sun., Aug. 11, 2- 4 pm. 119 52nd
Street, Holmes Beach. Large 3BR island home with
fireplace, den, decks from every bedroom and park-
ing for 3 plus cars. But that's not all! 2BR/2BA rental
apartment with screened porch is included with this
package that is located west of Gulf Drive and only
steps from the white sand beaches of the Gulf of
Mexico. This size home with income apartment is
rarely available. Visit Barb Turner and preview this
beauty! Or call her at Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777
for an appointment.
ARE YOU A FIRST TIME BUYER? Don't miss this
opportunity to purchase a 3BR/2.5BA home with
15 x 30 master suite with hydrotub, fenced rear
yard and an above ground pool. Located midway
between Sarasota and Bradenton. Contact Barb
Turner at Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777. Be in before
school starts with less than $1,000 down. Call today!
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.
TRAILER 30 X 8 W/SCREENED lanai, carport, new
carpet. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. For
information call 746-1058 or 747-7290.
LOTS FOR SALE Direct Bayview $80,000.
Oceanview with direct deeded beach access. 150' to
high tide. $175,000. Call 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
CANALFRONT RESIDENCE IN Key Royale. 3BR/
2BA, 40' screened pool, boat dock. Elegant Euro-
pean kitchen, ceramic marble tiles, French doors. All
brand new. A must see! 613 Baronet Lane. Call for
appointment. $320,000. 778-0580.
DON'T BUY A CONDO till you talk to Yvonne. My
experience plus a 120 page color catalog of Island
condos can help you zero in on the one that fits your
budget and your lifestyle. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION For sale by
owner. 4 apartment complex, 200' from Gulf. Beach
side of Gulf Dr. Quiet area, close to public beach, food
store, Anna Maria Island center, Manatee Ave. High
ground, flowing well, lush grounds. Owner operated for
27 years. $350,000. 111 113 36st. St. 778-2071.
WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA condo overlooking land-
scaped pool and Tampa Bay. New kitchen, freshly
decorated, second floor end unit. $133,500. Call
SMUGGLERS LANDING large 3BR/2BA with cathe-
dral ceilings and skylights. Deep water 40' boat dock.
Covered parking. Offered at $219,000. Call Jim Bunn
or Mike Migone. Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 383-
5543 days or 751-0715 eves.
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.
BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA elevated home steps to
fishing pier and beach. Excellent rental history.
$229,500. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Es-
ISLAND PARADISE direct Gulffront condos in pri-
vate area. $289,000. Call Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO SHORES exclusive enclave of executive
home sites three minutes from the beach. From
$74,900. Call Richard Freeman or Tom Nelson, Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066.
FIDDLER'S GREEN vacant home site for sale in NW
Bradenton. $52,900. Call Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
EXTRA LARGE Anna Maria vacant lot. One of the
few left! $82,500. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real
CANALFRONT VACANT LOT in Anna Maria.
$139,500. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate,
BEACH STYLE bicycle/gift shop, business and real
estate for sale. $199,000. Call Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, excellent location on
Marina Drive. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real
JUST LISTED brand new designer home on north
end of Anna Maria. Built for motor home parking.
$227,000. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate,
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate
advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limi-
tation or discrimination based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or inten-
tion to make any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children under age of
18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant
women and people securing custody of children under
18. This newspaper will not knowing accept any adver-
tising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed that all dwellings adver-
tised in this newspaper are available on an equal op-
portunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD
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BY DAVE TULLER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ F 2 t 1
7 Container for
12 Thrown away
19 On the beach
24 Pond denizen
25 "Je ne quoi"
26 Small vol.
27 Taken (with)
31 Get on
33 Bit of color
35 Digital watch
36 N.T. book
42 Calendar abbr.
44 Big scissors from
the Big Apple?
48 Butcher's order
49 Nerdy attire
54 Fix up
56 Packs, as
57 Game sometimes
59 Like an old gen.
63 Home of the
64 It can heat up
66 Goes on a diet?
68 Ice cream
69 Prefix with
70 Turn down
71 Goiter sufferer's
72 Louis d'or, e.g.
73 Where TV's
74 Finnish skiing
75 Moore of
76 "Look Back in
78 Do a cobbler's
80 Religious center
82 Goddess who
83 Sheriff's grain
86 First name in
91 Went through
93 White House grp.
96 Sounds at a
103 Word in a hymn
105 Burst in
111 Bit of power
114 Rootless one
115 Smits's "N.Y.P.D.
116 Makeup artist?
119 Takes a little bit
1 Female lead
played only by
2 Common key
3 Like some Arabs'
4 -- de combat
5 Mismatch, e.g.
6 Grant's 1868
7 Rosa Parks Day
8 Club with a clock
on its emblem
9 Originator of the
cherry tree myth
10 In position, as a
work in E-flat
13 Gargon's tip,
14 Angry, with "up"
15 Seaside setting
16 A lot of
17 Take away the
18 Style news
28 Nonsense, in
31 Carroll's "Sylvie
32 Eclipse statistic
34 Football great
41 Kind of particle
43 Try to pick up
46 Makes one's
47 Clears out, in a
48 "A Murder of
49 Film with 8,000
53 "Open thine eyes
54 College official
55 Correct a typo
57 Poodle's name
58 It has 12 steps
62 Picador's target
63 Great Society
68 Cupped fruit
70 Wish "bon
75 "Law & Order"
77 Like suspicious
prefix with lady
80 Lacking ore, as a
81 Liaison d'amour
84 Glucose and
88 Annual literary
89 Trouble, in
94 Evening gala
98 Bottle size
99 Case for a vet
100 Plant problem
104 Like some ice
106 Nobel Prize
108 "-- there?"
110 Chief Ouray, e.g.
112 USA competitor
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ANNA MARIA WIDE CANAL HOME 3BR/
2BA, 2-car garage Lot 98 x 100 (lot & a half
wide) Large 2 400 square feet under roof Very
generous 1.800 air conditioned space Call
Rose Schnoerr for details 778-226 1 $224 0'jO
TURNKEY FURNISHED CONDO 2BR/
1 5BA overlooking heated pool Close to gor-
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annual rental. Gullfront complex Call Helen
While 778-6956 $109.500
OVERLOOKS INTRACOASTAL This 2BR/
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parking, lacuzzi, boal dock & prrvale beach on
Gull Call Bill Bowman 778-4619 $144.900
BAYFRONT CAGED POOL 3BR/2BA horre
iilh gorgeous view of iniracoaslal waleraay
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Very pri.aia Large lol Call Helen Wrhle 778-
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GULFFRONT COMPLEX Park under rhe
building with an elevalor 2BR/2BA. lanai rilh
gas grill Complex has 30 x 60 pool Parlial
Gull view Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-
SAN REMO SHORES This canal home must
be seen 3BR/2BA Spanish tile, deck ground
caged healed pool & spa Landscaped, accent
lighting So MANY extras Call Bob or Lu
Rh-oden 778-2692 $289 000
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KEY ROYALE BEST BUY Well marintained DEEP WATER CANAL Key Royale 3BR/2BA
2BR/2BA horra on 70 t wadecarnal Remodeled home on canal New kichen, driveway, recently
kitchen open floor plan overlooks caged pool landscaped w/sprinkler system Boat lifl & no
jew kitchen sprinkler syisem Call Dick Maher bridges to Bay Call Mary Ann Schmidl 778-
or Dave Jones 778667.1 l219 C00 22:61 249 900
BOATERS TAKE NOTE 2BR/I1 5BA
lornhrouse willh available boal dock Overlooks
large pool & courlyard Excellent location -
greal rental or vacation home Call Chard
Wmnheim 778-6743 $59.900
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT Spacious
3BR/2BA 2-car beauty including devils. central
vacuum lawn sprinkler Fumture is negotiable
Call Nick Paisos 778-4642 $249 900
PERICO BAY CLUB Blue Heron 3BR unit in
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calon carport at front door pools, lake. bi-
cycle trails and tennis Call Bobye Chasey
SABAL PALMS GARDEN
2BR/2BA investment $$$ maker.
Approximate seasonal income
$1,200. $850 off season. $54,900.
2BR newly decorated. Berber car-
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1BR/1.5BA spacious unit. $45,500.
DONNA MOSLEY 795-1218
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