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Cell tower bid returns to Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council last week asked
GTE officials to submit a proposal to place a cellular
phone tower on city property.
The company first came to the city in May seeking
permission to construct a 160-foot tower at the Holmes
Beach Marina to improve cellular telephone service on
the Island. After neighbors opposed the plan, council
rejected the request.
In a continuing dialogue since then, council said
the city would consider the feasibility of constructing
the tower on city property. According to City Attorney
Steve Dye, if the tower is built on city property, the city
must get a waiver from the families who donated the
land to the city.
"What we propose is to place a 150-foot monopole
on city property here at city hall and beef that up so two
other carriers can be placed on it," explained Bob
Kersteen, manager of site acquisition for GTE. "We
ask for the proviso that we would be able to recoup the
excess cost of the tower's structure and foundation
when those other two carriers come on."
He said GTE would determine which providers
would be leased space on the tower, and the city could
enter into a lease agreement with the two and collect
the rental fees. He also said the city could use the tower
for its police department communications system.
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said there are
more than two providers who might want space on the
tower. Kersteen said because separation is needed be-
tween antennas, only two other providers can fit on a
tower of that height.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said she has re-
ceived more positive calls about this issue than any
other in recent years.
BY GOLLY THE TROLLEY IS BACK!
Mike Kelly peers out at his passengers as he tools around town in the trolley for another season of fun.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Trolley again traverses
Island for season
By Jim Hanson
The Trolley Olympics now a semi-pleasant
memory, Mike Kelly is back to his first love, Anna
This week he is scheduled to be again running
the Island tip to tip three times a day, throwing in
Longboat Key and St. Armands for a complete
Kelly is pilot of the Island's trolley and creator
of an act cherished by riders and appreciated by
those who finance it commercially.
He probably knows more about the Island's his-
tory and high spots than most natives. From George
Bean country in the north to Leffis charms in the
south, he may well be the Island's most ardent ad-
mirer. Surely he talks about it more than anyone.
He begins fittingly with Bean, the Island's first
developer, and his pier in Anna Maria where he en-
ticed prospective buyers from steamships. Not to
ignore his partner, Charles Roser, Ohio banker who
ended up here after selling his Fig Newton recipe to
Nabisco for more than a million dollars.
Kelly's eye for the unusual singles out the old
jail that never had bars, the Pelican Man's bird hos-
pital nearby in Anna Maria City. His appreciation of
the offbeat leads him to coach his passengers to yell
"Good morning, Dawn Marie," to his daughter
where she works at the Island Bazaar. And he'll
never ignore the narrowest part of the Island, about
where Cortez Beach becomes Coquina Beach.
People pay $2 fare to hear this husky affable
man with the burr haircut recount the virtues of his
Island and the businesses whose advertising signs
adorn every space outside and in the trolley.
Starting at Rotten Ralph's parking lot at 9:30,
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"Car phones are a way of life now," she said.
"People support it 100 percent. We need to be able to
provide the service out here."
"I would like to see something in writing from
GTE, because that will be the start of the process,"
Mayor Bob Van Wagoner said. "The public desires
good cellular service. There's also the question of the
deed. Our attorney should have the opportunity to look
at the proposal."
Councilman Ron Robinson said the mayor should
contact the grantors to see if they are in agreement.
However, Council Chairman Luke Courtney said the
mayor should have a proposal in hand for the grantors
Friday the city received a proposal from GTE and
a copy of a lease agreement the company has with sev-
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code charges spur
By Paul Roat
When is an animal a pet, and when is it part of
That question may be central to a dispute between
Bradenton Beach officials and Wildlife, Inc., an animal
rescue service located in the 2200 block of Avenue B.
Neighbors o Wildlife Inc.. have complained of
increased visitor traffic to the site, calling the operation
a "zoo-keeping activity." Complaints have been raised
regarding an odor problem and a possible health haz-
ard. In response to the complaints, zoning officials in
Bradenton Beach cited Wildlife, Inc., operators Gail
and Ed Straight with violation of the city's land devel-
opment code last June.
The key element of the code states: "No animals or
fowl of any kind shall be kept or maintained in any
district in the city, excepting customary household pets,
provided such pets shall be kept under strict control and
not allowed to become a public nuisance."
Wildlife, Inc., attorney Patricia Petruff has ques-
tioned what is meant by "fowl" and "household pets."
The definitions probably will be central to the Adjust-
ment Board hearing Monday, Oct. 7, beginning at 7
p.m. in the Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Straight has maintained that he and Wildlife, Inc.,
received council approval several years ago to allow
the animal rescue service to operate through a special
exception. No record of that exception has been found
in city files, city officials said.
Straight says the rescue operation is licensed by
federal and state agencies and has been aiding birds and
animals in Manatee County for about 10 years. It is
only recently that neighbors have had problems with
the operation, he said.
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
OCTOBER 3, 1996
Dl3 PAGE 2 0 OCTOBER 3, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria to seek grant consultant, engineer
By Frank Cunningham
The Anna Maria City Commission voted at its
Sept. 24 meeting to advertise for bids to obtain a block
grant consultant and an engineer. The consultant and
engineer would prepare applications for the city to seek
up to $500,000 in state funds for neighborhood and
Commissioner Bob McElheny said the consultant
and engineer, when selected by the city, would work on
a contingency basis and would be paid only if they
were successful in obtaining grants.
By Pat Copeland
Bradenton Beach Councilman Gale Cole, a mem-
ber of the fire district's Emergency Medical Service
Study Committee, said he is sold on district-based EMS
service after visiting Longboat Key's combined depart-
"This is a good marriage," Cole stressed. "The
staffing is so compatible. I think it's a question of
when, not if we go to this system."
Members of the EMS Study Committee are cur-
rently gathering information on four options for service
- the present EMS-based service, a combination EMS
and fire district service, a fire district-based service and
Anna Maria Fire District Commissioner Larry
Tyler is the group's chairman. Members include Mana-
tee County Commissioner Stan Stephens, Anna Maria
Fire Chief Andy Price, Anna Maria Commissioner
George McKay, Bradenton Beach Councilman Gale
Cole, Holmes Beach Councilman Don Maloney and
Cortez resident Steve Barr. Barr is also deputy chief of
the Bradenton Fire Department.
Cole visited the Longboat Key Fire Department
which provides both fire and EMS service to its residents.
"I was impressed with what they had the dual use
of the employees, the skills they have and the ability to
rotate the medical personnel," he said. "The service far
exceeds the extra expense per employee, and you get
maximum use out of the employee. It's a good system."
Price said employees rotate one month on the am-
bulance and one month on the fire engine.
Stephens asked if any legislation would be required
for the district to provide that type of service.
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eral other cities in the area.
The proposal said GTE Mobilnet will pro-
A 150- to 160-foot monopole antenna sup-
port structure designed to support the city's emer-
gency radio antennas, GTE's Mobilnet's cellular
antennas and space for two other typical provid-
ers of cellular or PCS service.
An equipment building for GTE Mobilnet' s
radio equipment with space for the city's equip-
GTE Mobilnet would expect to recover any
excess cost from other commercial providers
based on the difference in cost between their
needs and the extra cost to provide adequate sup-
port for the other providers.
All of the above would be provided at no
cost to the city in exchange for a long-term (25
year) lease on city property at a location to be
mutually agreed upon.
GTE will maintain the tower for the life of
The sample five-lease with the City of
Clearwater, the company agreed to pay $9,600
Resident Larry Albert asked Public Works Direc-
tor Phil Charnock why no competitive bids were sought
for several ongoing drainage projects totaling over
$200,000. Albert said, "I would think you could save
10 to 20 percent by getting other bids."
Charnock said he had used other contractors in the
past, but Spectrum Underground proposals were
"cheaper than the estimates given by the state in their
The commission postponed the signing of a water
contract with Manatee County until Oct. 22 due to a
technicality in the contract which allows the county to
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Price said the district's legislation already allows
for it, but the county would have to issue a certificate
of need and necessity to the district.
"The question that kept running through my mind
is affordability," Cole said. "A vehicle would cost
$110,000, and we would need two. Then we'd have to
have personnel, supplies and equipment."
Tyler said one of the committee's next tasks is to
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12:30 and 3:30, he covers the islands down to the
Radisson Hotel on Lido Key, stopping at businesses
that advertise. There he lets riders off and picks up new
ones, though he confesses he'll stop almost anywhere
for a passenger "Wave a dollar bill at him and he'll
stop," says his boss.
The boss is Gary Cremeans, ex-Arizona contractor
who came to the area in 1992 and put his first trolley
on Siesta Key. He had established similar businesses in
Port Charlotte and Venice, so he knew it would work
His expansion to the Island was temporarily trau-
matic when Longboat Key's government threatened
him with dire penalties under an obscure law forbid-
ding some signs on some vehicles. But the key relented
under public pressure and ridicule, and the trolley runs
there freely now.
Being boss, Cremeans gets to maintain the 36-pas-
senger open vehicles with their 454-horsepower
Chevrolet engines, fill in at the wheel to give drivers
time off, sell advertisements and handle the unexpect-
edly lucrative charter business.
Cremeans took two trolleys north to join the At-
lanta system for the Olympics, 19 days of heat and
awful traffic and frequent unpleasantness from 8 a.m.
deny water to Anna Maria if a water shortage occurs.
Commissioner Elaine Burkly reported the Coastal
Clean-up on Sept. 21 was very successful with 60 vol-
unteers "collecting 45 bags of trash and 4,400 cigarette
In other action, the commission:
Approved a five-year capital improvement policy
which envisions expenditures in excess of $1 million
for bridges, sidewalks, bike paths, storm drainage, road
improvements and maintenance of buildings.
Allotted $3,000 for plastering, sandblasting and
stucco work at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
Island kids participating
in a six-week "summer
fun art and craft class at
the Artists Guild Gallery
took time this week for a
classfinale a sidewalk
chalk drawing of Anna
SMaria Island from one
end to the other. The
artwork included a shark,
sun, manatee, fish, kids,
palm trees, a parasailer
and much more. Partici-
pants included Kaci and
t Sam and Jenny Richard,
David and Sarah White
and Mark Stroud.
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determine cost figures for each type of service.
The committee studying a combination EMS and
fire district service was not ready to make a report.
There was a short discussion of private services
that are available. Stephens said he would invite
Sunstar, a private company that provides emergency
service as well as inter-hospital transfers, to the group's
Nov. 6 meeting to give a presentation.
to midnight or later.
"Southern hospitality was baloney there," said
Cremeans. "The locals didn't want strangers upsetting
their routines, and they let us know."
He said his Island driver kept his "Anna Maria Is-
land" marquee on his trolley, handed out material from
local businesses, and in general promoted Anna Maria.
Kelly says he understands people's crankiness in At-
lanta "mad at the heat and the kids and the high
prices, so you just be easy with them and harden your
shell at the bellyaching."
Winter is Kelly's favorite time. It reminds him of
what he so gladly left behind in New Hampshire where
he owned a small hotel, restaurant and grocery.
"Winter here is a joy, with the older people back
and happy to be here. I kid with them, get them sing-
ing and playing around."
He met disabled riders last year to and they soft-
ened Kelly's Irish heart to mush. "A man said his wife
was dying to ride the trolley but was in a wheelchair,
so we wrestled her aboard and she had one heck of a
time. She cried, she was so happy.
"One 14-year-old kid refused help and threw him-
self onto the step and swung himself into the front seat.
He did it! I said, 'Kid you're going to go places,' de-
termined like he was."
He's eager for another year of it. He missed the
activity, the Gulf, the joy of helping people enjoy them-
selves. He even missed his trolley.
"Just don't call it a bus, it wouldn't start for me."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 3, 1996 M PAGE 3 1iD
Cortez Beach focus of ruckus ovei
Charges of selective law enforcement have resulted
in a crackdown of at least one ordinance at Cortez
Beach in Bradenton Beach.
Former city councilman Jim Kissick blasted
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney over a lack
of enforcement of city and county ordinances at Cortez
Beach during last Thursday's city council meeting.
Kissick's charges included a lack of enforcement of a city
ban on recreational vehicle parking at Cortez Beach and
Child boat safety
By David Futch
Anna Maria Island teenagers planning to Jet-ski or
fish in the family boat this weekend take heed.
A new Florida law went into effect Tuesday requir-
ing anyone 16 years old and younger to take an ap-
proved boating safety course.
The age requirement increases one year every year
until 2001 when the law demands anyone 21 or younger
take a safety course. The law covers any vessel of 10
horsepower or more, including Jet-skis and other personal
r parking, parties
incidents involving large vehicles parked illegally on
Cortez Beach, the number of parties held there after the
beach is closed and the citations issued for parking af-
ter the 10 p.m. closure.
The report is expected at the Oct. 3 council meet-
police ignoring loud late-night parties on the beach.
Maloney issued a memorandum to officers the next
day instructing them to immediately either have the
large vehicles move or ticket them.
"Mr. Kissick constantly complains," Maloney said.
"I think he's making a mountain out of a mole hill."
Councilman John Kaufmann, whose district in-
cludes Cortez Beach, asked Maloney to present a report
to the council next month on the number of tickets or
course now law
watercraft and violators will face a $50 fine.
Walt Grace of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in
Cortez said his group is ready to offer a course to any-
one interested in learning maritime "rules of the road."
The safety course begins at 7:30 p.m. on the first
Tuesday of each month at the Flotilla 81 Training Cen-
ter near the Seafood Shack. Six classes are necessary to
complete the course. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday
at 7:30 p.m. for three weeks with an exam on the final
For information on classes, call Grace at 778-5800.
VFW to hold
Victoria Hannon was a
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ago at the annual VFW
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..,I ages 6 to 12. The event
will be held on Saturday,
Oct. 5, at the Bradenton
Beach City Pier from 8
a.m. to noon. The VFW
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and sodas for all the
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Anna Maria City
10/8, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
10/3, 7 p.m., council meeting. Agenda:
approval to retain attorney Richard Groff for
employee manual review, Ward 1 vacancy
discussion, police report discussion, planning
and zoning board appointment, consent
agenda, council reports.
10/7, 6:15 p.m., Citizens' Advisory
10/7, 7 p.m., Adjustment Board
10/8, 9 a.m., Council work session on
comprehensive plan amendments
10/8, 7 p.m., Council work session
10/10, 9 a.m., Council work session on
comprehensive plan amendments
10/5, 10:30 a.m., Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Pool Committee, Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
10/9, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
* 10/9, 10 a.m., Citizens' Advisory Committee
to the Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
10/9, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island
Community Center Board of Directors,
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IjD PAGE 4A OCTOBER 3, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Council changes residential rental ordinance
By Pat Copeland
After three sessions, the Holmes Beach City Council
added four new provisions to its proposed residential
According to the ordinance, property owners will not
be allowed to rent for less than 30 days in the R-1 and R-
3 districts and 14 days in the R-2 district. Council added
a provision that the property cannot be rented more than
once during the designated rental period, but the rental can
be of any length. Immediate family is excluded from the
Council added a "grandfather" date of six months
prior to the passage of the ordinance. Grandfather status
will be granted to property owners who can prove they
have rented for less than the periods designated in the or-
The third provision is a sunset clause to eliminate all
grandfathering after a certain number of years, yet to be
determined. This will also include rental properties in the
R-4 district, which are limited to seven-day rentals by a
Finally, the ordinance makes renting in a residential
district a permitted accessory use.
In a memo to council, City Attorney Patricia Petruff
expressed several concerns. The first is the phrase "imme-
"Different people have different ideas as to what
might constitute immediate family," she said. "Further,, the
term family is defined in the land development code and
includes up to four unrelated people living together as a
single housekeeping unit."
Councilman Ron Robinson said the phrase should
only include owners' parents, grandparents, brothers, sis-
ters and children. However Councilwoman Carol
Whitmore strongly disagreed and felt the council should
accept the definition in the city's code.
Petruff's second concern was that the language which
limits rentals to once during the designated rental period
will create enforcement problems. She questioned
whether the city has the manpower to undertake the task.
She also noted that there are no registered
grandfathered properties in the R-4 district.
"This proposed ordinance now allows those owners
who are currently restricted to renting on a weekly basis
to rent either overnight or on a weekend basis. This, in
essence, will loosen the restrictions in that area of the city."
Her final concern is about the R-1AA District (Key
Royale), which prohibits rentals of less than a month. She
noted the ordinance "creates a significant difference be-
tween the regulations for this residential district and the
regulations for all the other residential districts in the city."
Council will discuss Petruff s concerns at its Oct. 8
Conflict of interest, possible veto
Mayor Bob VanWagoner has said several times that
he will most likely veto the ordinance.
"I am opposed to increasing short-term rentals in the
city," VanWagoner explained. "I support 30-day limita-
tions city-wide with provisions for sunsetting. With dif-
ferent restrictions in different zones, it's going to be a
hodgepodge and difficult to enforce."
If the mayor vetoes the ordinance, can the three coun-
cil members who vote on the ordinance override the veto?
Whitmore asked. According to the city charter, it takes
four votes to override a veto.
In previous sessions Council Chairman Luke
Courtney and Councilwoman Billie Martini have stated
they will abstain from voting on the ordinance because
they both own rental property in the affected districts.
Petruff said the real question is whether the two coun-
cil members have a conflict of interest.
"I can't tell you whether or not a vote that affects a
wide area of the city and is not specific to your property
is a conflict," Petruff noted. "You need to have that ques-
tion answered by the ethics commission. If the mayor
vetoes it, I would recommend you seek the counsel of the
Courtney said he planned to seek an opinion from the
ethics commission after the ordinance is sent to the plan-
ning commission for review.
If two members abstain and three members vote on
the ordinance and it's vetoed, can the other two vote on
the veto? asked resident Bob Jorgensen.
"I don't know," Petruff replied. "I'd have to do some
research on that. My initial reaction is if you have a con-
flict on voting on the ordinance, you should not vote on
the override of the veto."
Council members were asked to consider a suggestion
by Attorney Jim Dye who was representing R-l district
property owner Don Duryea. Dye said a few properties in
the R-4 district are on the Gulf and are more suited to a
seven-day than a 30-day rental period.
"A short-term overlay district isn't really accurate,"
he explained. "An overlay district is usually based on geo-
graphical features, not zoning boundaries. When dealing
with short-term rentals a lot of the desirability of the prop-
erty is proximity'to the Gulf."
Dye suggested the first two blocks closest to the Gulf
be seven-day rentals. VanWagoner said he liked the pro-
posal, but council made no decision on it.
Ken and Jeff Gerry of the White Sands Motel asked
that residential rentals be required to submit to the same
requirements and inspections that motels do.
"These people aren't buying a retirement home,
they're buying a business," Jeff Gerry said. "Let's regu-
late them. This has turned into a rental community, be-
cause the law was never enforced in the first place and
now we have to pay the price for it."
Council said commercial requirements don't need to
be added to the proposed ordinance but can be discussed
at a later date.
Motel owner Don Howard said the A-i district should
be the city's primary commercial accommodations dis-
trict, and the residential districts should be secondary.
"Please remember that the motels in your city are
family-owned and -operated and it's their sole income and
retirement. They also live and participate in the commu-
nity. The owners of houses renting to tourists are residents
elsewhere in the world. It's their secondary income, an
investment or a cushion on their primary income.
"I'm getting sick and tired of hearing about people
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 3, 1996 0 PAGE 5 1]]
Marina owner ordered to move boats again
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board found
two property owners in violation but imposed a fine in
only one case last week.
It was the second visit to the board for Brian T.
Quartermain on behalf of Holmes Beach Marina, 202
52nd St., Holmes Beach. In August, the board found him
in violation of site plan for having boats parked in the
marina's parking spaces. It gave him 45 days to move the
boats. The property was inspected on Sept. 18 and found
not to be in compliance.
The board also suggested that he submit an amended
site plan to city council for review.
Quartermain said he has spent "considerable time and
money" developing a new site plan that should satisfy the
city's requirements. The current site plan was approved
for a previous owner of the marina.
"I cannot satisfy the requirements on the site plan the
city holds," he said. "It's a physical impossibility."
"We are not contesting (the placement of) the park-
ing spots (as shown on the site plan)," Code Enforcement
Officer Bill Kepping noted. "We are contesting the boats
parked all over the marina."
"The citation is a violation of site plan with reference
to how and where boats are being parked," City Attorney
Patricia Petruff explained. "You gave him time to come
into compliance and he has not done so. It's not your job
to determine if the site plan is valid."
She said a revised site plan must be taken to the coun-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
who bought houses for their retirement and want to run
it as a business. If they want to do it for their retirement,
let them do it annually until they retire, so that some-
body else can have it for a residence. If they want to
get into the motel business until they retire, then (they
should) buy a motel."
Robinson said council should address the A- is-
sue because it's part of the rental issue.
"I understand there's a change in the size of rooms
people want and some motels would like to have just
single rooms (instead of suites)," he noted. "Could we
have dual criteria in motels either so many units
or so much square footage?"
cil for review and Quartermain should have been well on
his way through that process by now.
"The city has been patient with Mr. Quartermain,"
Mayor Bob VanWagoner added. "The code enforcement
officer has made numerous trips and had numerous con-
versations with him. Quartermain simply does not respond
with doing anything realistic. There's no place for custom-
ers to park. The parking places are filled with boats."
VanWagoner said if Quartermain can't conform to
the current site plan he should file a new one.
The board found that Quartermain remains in non-
compliance with its original order and moved to impose
a fine of $50 per day from the date of the hearing, not to
exceed 30 days, until substantial compliance is reached.
VanWagoner said Kepping and the building inspec-
tor will inspect the property within 48 hours to see if sub-
stantial progress is being made. After reporting to him, he
will recommend whether or not to suspend the fine. Peri-
odic inspections will be made to see if progress continues.
In the second case, Allan Bazzy was cited for having
unkempt property at 3002/4/6 Avenue C, three vacant lots
behind the Anchor Inn. The lots were overgrown and filled
with unlicensed vehicles and debris. Kepping said people
use the lots as a dump.
Bazzy said he's owned the property for a long time
and the debris is a continual problem. He said he could
fence it but felt that would be an eyesore.
Bazzy cleaned up the lots on Sept. 26; however,
"The issue is whether or not the number of units
of a motel should be equated with the number of units
in a single-family home," Petruff said. "When we're
talking about units per acre, we're talking about den-
sity. When we have 10 units per acre in the comp plan,
past planning commissions and councils have deemed
that to mean 10 single family units per acre or 10 mo-
"If we are not going to allow short-term rentals, we
have to do something about the restrictions we've
placed on the motel people so we can continue to
achieve the income from tourists," Councilman Don
Maloney pointed out. "We can't live without these
Council agreed to put the issue on the Nov. 12
work session agenda.
VanWagoner asked the board to find him guilty so the city
can move quickly on the case if it happens again. The
board did so but imposed no fine.
Key Royale Bridge
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner received
notification from the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation Friday concerning replacement of the Key
"I received a copy of the seven-page Advance No-
tification Package sent Sept. 23 by FDOT to the Florida
State Clearinghouse in Tallahassee," he said. "It is for
consideration by other state agencies and notification
to federal agencies of FDOT's proposal to replace the
bridge. I recognize it as a preliminary step to obtain
state agency concurrency to a proposed project."
The letter was sent by Charlie Morgan, FDOT Dis-
trict Environmental Management Engineer to the clear-
inghouse and referred to the project as a federal-aid ac-
tion. The mailing list attached to the letter named 34
federal and state agencies as well as local officials.
In the letter Morgan noted, "Although more spe-
cific comments will be solicited during the permit co-
ordination process, we request that permitting and per-
mit reviewing agencies review the attached information
and furnish us with whatever general comments they
consider pertinent at this time."
The attached documents include descriptions of the
project and the need for the project, environmental in-
formation, a list of permits required and a copy of an
application for $40,000 in federal aid. According to the
documents, the bridge will be lengthened by 56 feet but
"right of way impacts are minimal and there are no
anticipated relocations (of residential property)."
"I am gratified to see its filing at this time, and I am
also gratified to see that the project is being advanced
as a federal-aid action in that the documents show some
urgency in their language and style," VanWagoner
said. "I hope to hear more soon."
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continue to brew
Islanders just can't seem to get enough of bridge
First it was the replacement of the Cortez Bridge.
The Island and Cortez joined forces to fight plans for
a high, fixed-span bridge there and won.
Next it was the replacement of the Anna Maria Is-
land Bridge. Islanders took up the fight against officials
with the Florida Department of Transportation in an
effort to block plans to replace the bridge at Manatee
Avenue with a 65-foot-clearance fixed-span structure.
For the time being, it appears the megabridge will not
Now, hat in hand, the same people who argued
vehemently not to build bridges to the Island are ask-
ing for financial help to build a bridge, this time at Key
Royale to replace the badly aged and deteriorating link
between the key and the Island.
Holmes Beach officials, past and present, argue
that the bridge should be eligible for federal or state
or county or somebody anybody else's finan-
cial assistance. Cost estimates are close to $1 million
for the Key Royale replacement bridge, a figure city
officials say would seriously deplete their coffers.
This is from a city that has close to $2 million in
cash reserves and is talking about spending another
million-plus for a proposed new city hall.
We're all for using somebody else's money for
Island projects. We applaud the use of federal or state
grants. We also agree that the lone evacuation route for
close to 700 people needs to be maintained.
We're wondering about timing on the bridge. Are
we looking at the structure tumbling into Bimini Bay
next week? Next year? Next century?
Are the new weight restrictions severe enough to
give a few more years life to the old bridge? Should
Key Royale residents start thinking about hauling their
own garbage off the key so the sanitation vehicles
won't further acerbate the bridge condition?
Would a building moratorium on Key Royale, pre-
venting construction vehicles from using the bridge,
possibly adding a few more years to the span?
Should the city ditch plans for a new, glorified city
hall and spend the money on the bridge? Would a tax-
ing district lessen the burden of other taxpayers for the
exclusive needs of Key Royale residents?
Should Islanders be surprised that DOT officials
aren't throwing money at projects out here after de-
feating their attempts for bridge projects two other
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Cortez kids do well in local
On behalf of all the children and staff of the Cortez
Community Center's Kids Do Count in Cortez pro-
gram, I wish to express appreciation to all who sup-
ported the Fourth Annual Event for Community Cen-
ters of Manatee County.
This year an Olympics was held at the PAL Cen-
ter. This was the first year for us as we are in our first
year of operation. We were a bit frightened at the
thought of competing against teams from the larger
centers, but when we arrived we realized that we were
all there to have fun with each other. The 18 children
from our center walked away with some 13 ribbons,
awards and medals.
We are especially proud of the showing of our
Girls Basketball Team especially because the cen-
ter does not have a gym or anything resembling a bas-
ketball court. All it has is one basketball hoop. The kids
from the Cortez Community Center will do even bet-
ter next year.
All the food, drinks and funds for awards and rib-
bons were donated by merchants in Manatee County.
All the centers receive funds from the Manatee County
Children Services Tax paid by all property owners. So
to all taxpayers, we say thanks for the support and for
all the fund we had on Aug. 2. Next year we hope to see
Special thanks for "Mr. Mike" from the Manatee
County Community Services staff for his direction and
to those who properly supervised the children the day
of the event.
We are glad that kids do count in Manatee County
as well as in Cortez.
Mary Fulford Green, volunteer director,
Kids Do Count in Cortez
Support for Cortez schoolhouse
Please grant me the opportunity to thank all the
community leaders and friends of Cortez who have
written letters in support of our application for funding
to buy the 1912 schoolhouse.
The letters to both the Manatee County Commis-
sion and the State of Florida have encouraged us in our
plans to find a suitable place for our kids, as well as the
rest of us.
We received letters from so many including:
Congressman Dan Miller, Senator John McKay,
Representative Mark Flanagan, Bradenton Mayor
Bill Evers (we are proud that he is a Cortez kid),
Mayor Pat Whitsell of Palmetto, Mayor Chuck
Shumard of Anna Maria City, Mayor Leroy Arnold
of Bradenton Beach, Mayor Robert VanWagoner of
Holmes Beach, our district's Commissioner Stan
Stephens, Chairman of the Manatee County Histori-
cal Commission Nick Baden, Chairman of the His-
toric Preservation Board of Manatee County Marga-
ret Moore, President of the Cortez Village Histori-
cal Society Ralph Fulford, Secretary of the Conquis-
tador Historical Foundation William Russell, Presi-
dent of the Myakka City Historical Society Emily
Putnal, local historians Joe and Libby Warner, and
Thomas "Blue" Fulford, president of the Florida In-
stitute for Saltwater Heritage.
We are grateful for the encouragement we have
had from the county government's staff in preparation
of the proposals.
Jim Sailors, personal representative for the late
Robert Sailors, is working with us in our plans for ac-
quisition. We appreciate that. Robert Sailors often said
he wished the community had not lost its school house.
All of you are making it possible to dream the
dream of getting it for the use of our kids. The property
will provide space for a playground, a real flag football
field and so much more.
Last but not least, we say thanks to The Islander
Bystander for the publicity the paper gave to us. The
Islander made it possible for us to prove that "kids do
count in Cortez."
We need everyone's continued support to raise the
additional funds needed. These will have to come from
private contributions as grants from governmental
agencies are very limited. Think of us as we make the
trip to Tallahassee on Sept. 10 to personally ask for
Geraldine Calbreath, president,
Cortez Community Center, Inc.
THUSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 4, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
View of busy F Street and the U.S. Capitol about the time Clair Jones was
stationed in Washington in 1917.
JONES VS. JONES
Private Clair Jones of Anna Maria
arrived at Washington, D.C., in mid-Oc-
tober 1917, having survived five excru-
ciating months of drilling under the hot
About the same time a fellow from
upstate New York, who had joined the
army in Syracuse only two weeks be-
fore, got off the train at "Washington
barracks" with 199 other greenhorns.
Austin was assigned to Company E of
the Sixth Engineers. This was Clair
Jones was 37, no doubt somewhat
older than Will Austin and probably the
senior enlisted man in his outfit.
The veteran and the greenhorn hit it
Austin began to
keep a diary that cov- 'One day
ered the entire military being double
careers of Austin and around the d
Jones. It was all writ- of the boys 1
ten down faithfully on drop out. St.
the lined pages of a to me, 'I will
black-covered note- let any damn
book that Austin ed- ever lived get
ited after the war. I'll beat hi
In one of his first
entries Will Austin described his first
meeting with Jones:
"It was at this time I met Arthur St.
Clair Jones, who later became my most
intimate friend in the AEF. His position
was No. 1 front-ranks at the right of the
company, and mine was No. 2; so we
were together during drill hour."
Austin and Jones got to know one
another well in the month before sailing
across the Atlantic to end "the war to
end all wars."
It appears that at first Will Austin
was in awe of his mentor. Clair Jones
had fought in the Spanish-American
War, had been educated by the Jesuits
(his sea captain/lawyer father saw to
that) and became master of this own
schooner operating out of Tampa Bay
while he was in his 20s. He was a lover
of art and literature and a talented
painter. Somewhat of a poet and wit to
Of Austin's background we know
nothing. Except that he was observant,
compassionate, a hard-worker and could
express his thoughts well on paper.
One thing Austin and Jones had in
common: They both were good athletes,
as this diary entry shows:
"One day while we were being
double-timed twice around the drill field
- a distance of two miles by Captain
Kenneth Jones [no relation to Clair
Jones] many of the boys were forced to
drop out. St. Clair remarked to me, 'I
will make it. I'll not let any damned
Jones that ever lived get the start of me.
I'll beat him or bust.'"
"We finished neck-and-neck with
him and were still going strong," Aus-
The incident increased Clair's
popularity with the younger members
of Company E but did not sit well
with Captain Jones, a "90-day wonder"
who was disliked by his men. Their
strained relations with the captain
would lead to a near mutiny in France
A highlight of the
weeks spent at the
e we were nation's capital was a
imed twice day of field maneuvers
field many for the top political and
e forced to military brass. Among
ir remarked the VIPs was President
ke it. I'll not Woodrow Wilson's
'Jones that Secretary of War,
Start of me. Newton D. Baker.
or bust." Baker was accompa-
nied by his wife who
apparently thought it would be a treat
for "the boys" to put on a little show for
"Mrs. Baker sang several patriotic
selections," Austin recorded respect-
fully, "and then asked the boys to sing
for her. They, not having received any
pay for two months, replied by singing
that most touching ballad, 'When Will
Pay Day Come?' to the tune of 'I've
Been Working on the Railroad.' The
following being the chorus:
"It's all we do is sign the payroll,
"All we do is sign the payroll,
"All we do is sign the payroll,
"But we don't get one d -
"Mrs. Baker was so amused and
impressed with the song that she in-
formed her husband of the incident,
and within 24 hours we received our
On Nov. 17 it happened to be
Clair's 38th birthday a notice went
up on the bulletin board giving instruc-
tions for getting overseas packs ready.
Finally, on Dec. 2 to the music of
"Over There" the Sixth Engineers
marched off to war.
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Turtle lighting response
This letter is in response to Amy True's letter in the
Sept. 18 Islander Bystander.
Yes, two women who identified themselves as Turtle
Watch volunteers did ask me to turn off the outside lights
on the SeaSide Motel one evening in August. One of the
women identified herself as Susan and I assume Ms. True
was the other woman.
I'm sure that Ms. True is a very sincere volunteer,
however, sincerity and common sense are not always
compatible. I explained to the volunteers that this build-
ing was built prior to the ordinance governing lights on the
beach and that it was not possible to turn off some of the
lights. They asked if I could turn off just the two pole
lamps at the north end of the building. I explained that all
of the outside lights, except one, are on one breaker and
turning off the lights in the rear of the building would also
turn off stairwell lights, walkway lights, hall lights and
entrance lights. I explained to the volunteers that I had
recently paid more than $500 to convert all of the 100-watt
incandescent lights to 5- and 7-watt fluorescent bulbs to
alleviate as much of the brightness as I could.
I told the volunteers that I had seven rooms occupied
that night and that all of the occupants were out for the
evening. I explained that the one light I could turn off was
on the north end. However, the breaker was in an occu-
pied room and turning off that breaker would also turn off
the lights in that room. I would be willing to ask the per-
sons in that room if they would be willing to turn off the
breaker in their room when they returned. When the guests
returned later that night they did turn off the breaker and
Several days later another woman asked if I would
turn off the lights that evening. I explained the situation
with the light and, since the one room was not occupied
that evening, I would turn that one light off. The woman
followed me to the room and was quite surprised as all the
lights in the room went out as I turned off the outside light
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thereby not affecting the public. The closest SeaSide light
to the turtle hatch that evening was approximately four lots
150-200 feet south.
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street lamp. I didn't see any mention in Ms. True's letter
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owners on this island who would not do all that common
sense dictates when asked to turn off lights during turtle
It is also my opinion that the media has a bad enough
reputation today without your paper making commentary
by headlines (Community must shed light on turtle threat)
on private citizen opinions causing agitation to the pub-
lic without checking all the facts, especially when accu-
sations of deliberate ordinance violation are made.
Charles F. Dubs, Bradenton Beach
New rules make turtle watching
Turtle time is almost over and it has been very dis-
appointing for me and my family. We have been in-
volved in the Turtle Watch program for four years, the
first three under the direction of Chuck Shumard.
Those were happy and productive years. We knew
how many nests were found and, most important, we,
as a family, got to see the little hatchlings make it to the
water. One year, we took my daughter's Brownie
Troop to a release where the girls gained information
about this endangered native species. Three nests
hatched at that time and the look on the girls' faces was
more valuable than anything they could ever be told
about turtles. But this year, under more strict rules, we
did not see any hatchlings make it to the water.
I personally found about seven nests and was not
informed when they hatched, if they did. How many
hatchlings hatched this year?
The new rules have made "turtle watching" heart-
breaking for me and my two daughters. I think the
"new way" is not a very good idea if no one, not even
a member of the Anna Maria Turtle Watch, can witness
releases, And because of the "new way," community
involvement is gone. We have lost more than an endan-
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Anna Maria 96-97 budget kept below $1 million
After weeks of pencil sharpening and discus-
sion, the Anna Maria City Commission passed its
1996-97 budget on Sept. 24.
The city expects spending to come from rev-
enues and reserves of $969,303 of which $358,834
will come from ad valorem property taxes. The
millage of 1.7 mills remains the same as last year.
The commissioners shaved expenses by elimi-
nating a $64,500 maintenance building and $45,000
backhoe which were discussed at earlier budget ses-
The city will pay Manatee County $316,565 for six
sheriffs deputies to patrol the city. Mayor Chuck
Shumard wanted to add a seventh patrolman but could
not reach an agreement with the county.
Funding $124,800 for bike paths was deferred until
the Florida Department of Transportation completes
engineering studies in 1997 or 1998.
Capital improvements funded through the one-
cent school infrastructure surtax are:
Storm drainage $51,800
Pickup truck $26,162
A $79,500 pedestrian bridge on alongside the
Humpback Bridge on North Bay Boulevard is under
construction and is fully funded by the DOT.
By Frank Cunningham
Will a proposed Cultural Center on Longboat Key
reap benefits for Islanders? The question begs a little
In 1995, Northern Trust Bank Vice President Bob
Wagner announced Longboat Key resident Les Weller
had bequeathed $500,000 to the Longboat Key Art
Center. Two conditions of the gift required the Art
Center to raise a matching amount and take steps to set
up a Cultural Center on Longboat Key.
The Art Center formed a blue-ribbon committee of
members and residents to define what a cultural center
would entail and where it would be housed. The commit-
tee decided the center would embrace the Art Center,
Longboat Key Adult Education Center, Longboat Histori-
cal Society, meeting rooms for cultural and civic groups
and an auditorium for performing arts.
Thanks to a $750,000 gift from Longboat resident
Jim Durante in memory of his wife in 1995, the town
constructed a botanical park on 19 acres of town-
owned land at 5300 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The specu-
lative committee chose the Joan M. Durante Commu-
nity Park as a site for the Cultural Center.
Then to expedite the committee's work, Weller's
widow, Margaret Weller, donated $100,000 for archi-
tectural and engineering studies.
Durante has pledged another $250,000 to enhance
the landscaping at the park. The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection gave a $100,000 grant to
improve the mangrove wetlands at the site.
Last week architect Bill Maddox unveiled his plans
for the center to the Longboat Key Town Commission
and the public. Maddox's plans call for eight buildings
totaling 27,246 square feet at a cost of $4.1 million.
Now, it will be up to the 1,000 members of the Art
Center to decide if they want to move from their
Longbeach Village campus location at the north end of
Longboat, or to reject the bequest and stay put. They
will meet on Nov. 19 and vote shortly thereafter, ac-
cording to Art Center Director Beth Cunningham.
So how will this center affect Islanders?
Since the Cultural Center's economic viability will
depend on donations for fees and benefits, it may have
to act as a magnet, attracting more Anna Maria Island-
ers to participate.
The Islander Bystander checked both the Art and
Adult Education Centers' rosters and found 20 percent of
members and students were from Anna Maria Island and
Bradenton. The majority of participants in the Art Center's
children's art program are from Anna Maria Island.
Already, more than half of the youth residing on
Longboat Key participate in activities at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. And 14 percent of the
children using the facilities at the Longboat Key
Bayfront Park Recreation Center are from Anna Maria
Stay tuned to see how the bells toll on Nov. 19.
... and Island
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is of-
fering volunteers from teenage to retirement age an
opportunity to become a part of its family. A wide
range of support positions during daytime and
evening hours are available in the center's many
educational, personal development and recreational
Retired teachers, those who miss working with
children or other adults; the handy man or woman who
would like to keep center facilities and grounds in top
shape; those with special talents, skills or experience to
share; or anyone who simply has a desire to participate
in a lively, service-oriented environment is invited to
spend a little or a lot of time as a much appreciated
Assistance in the youth after-school and evening
adolescent enrichment and sports programs, phone and
other light office work, and help organizing and coor-
dinating special events are just some of the ways the
Anna Maria Island Community Center and its thou-
sands of program participants could use your help.
Students with service-hour requirements or just a
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tales of mystery
Published mystery writer Eleanor Boylan will be
the guest speaker at two Island events this week.
On Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., Boylan will discuss
the art of suspense fiction and creative writing at an
Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island social to be
held at the Episcopal
Church of the Annuncia-
tion in Holmes Beach.
On Tuesday, Oct. 8, at -:
3 p.m., she will speak to the
Friends of the Island
Branch Library about the
"Pleasure and Problems of
Boylan was born in Boylan
New York and has been a
resident of Anna Maria Island for many years. She was
a professional puppeteer for 30 years in New England
and has written several books on that subject.
After retirement from her successful career, she
decided to continue in the footsteps of her aunt, Eliza-
beth Daly, an author of the Henry Gamadge mysteries
created in the 1940s and Agatha Christie's favorite
Henry Holt published Boylan's first book in 1989
and she has written five titles to date, some of which
appear in large print format. She is also the author of
various stories appearing in Ellery Queen and Alfred
Hitchcock mystery magazines.
The public is invited to both events. Call the Art-
ists Guild at 778-6694 or the library at 778-6341 for
Rummage sale Friday
at St. Bernard
St. Bernard's Guild will hold a rummage sale on Fri-
day, Oct. 4, from 9 am. to 2 p.m. in the church's activity
center located at 248 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach.
Island writer to speak to
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 10:15 a.m. on
Monday, Oct. 7, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Gib Bergquist, an Island columnist and a former
FBI agent, will be guest speaker.
Visitors are welcome.
For information, call Jan Gooderham at 792-5295.
Church Women United to
meet at Roser
Church Women United will meet on Friday, Oct.
4, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship
The guest speaker will discuss her stay in the
Middle East. Come early to enjoy a collection of crafts
from around the world.
The items will be available for purchase.
Art League hosts exhibit
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host an
Instructors Exhibit and open reception to be held on
Friday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the league facility
located at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The league invites all members and art lovers to
Instructors will have their work on display and will
conduct art demonstrations. Refreshments will be
Contact the league at 778-2099 for details.
Jay Canterbury exhibit at Unity
An art show featuring the photography of Jay Can-
terbury of Longboat Key and a former resident of Anna
Maria Island, will be on display from Sunday, Oct. 6,
through Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Unity Gallery, 800
Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota.
A reception to honor the artist will be held on Sun-
day, Oct. 6, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The public is in-
vited to attend.
for 1997 Springfest
The Anna Maria Island Art League is now accept-
ing applications from fine artists and crafters who wish
to enter the 9th Annual Anna Maria Island Springfest,
a juried fine arts and crafts festival to be held on Sat-
urday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, in Holmes Beach.
Entrants will be selected from slides of recent
original work based on artistic merit and workmanship.
To receive an application, send a request along
with a self-addressed and stamped envelope to: Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, FL 34217.
Bill Coleman, left, owner
of Anna Maria's Island
Florist, joined Seafood
Shack owner Ham Jones
and Lorraine Boccio
aboard the Showboat on
Sept. 19. Jones hosted
the reception for about
150 members sponsored
by the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce.
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continues seminar series
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
sponsor a seminar by Dr. Pamela Letts of Bay Isles
Medical Center and Dr. Kenneth Hensen of The Heart
Center of Sarasota on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Longboat
Key Hilton Beach Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,
from 9 to 11 a.m. Dr. Letts will discuss "Healing with
Hypnosis." Dr. Hensen will speak on "Lifestyle Pre-
vention of Heart Disease."
The seminar is free to the public. Coffee and rolls
will be provided. For reservations and information, call
the chamber at 387-9519.
Red Tide seminar Thursday
on Lido Key
Officials and citizens of Anna Maria Island are
invited to attend a Red Tide Seminar on Thursday, Oct.
3, at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach, 233 Ben Franklin
Dr., Lido Key, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The agenda includes discussion on the economic
impact of red tide, government response to red tide and
an update on solutions to avoid red tide.
The seminar is sponsored by the Anna Maria,
Longboat Key and Siesta Key chambers of commerce.
The cost is $10 and includes breakfast.
Local sailing association
sets sails for members
The Manatee Sailing Association invites sailors
who own sailboats from 17 to more than 40 feet in
length to join other local enthusiasts.
Membership entitles participants to race, cruise,
improve sailing skills and enjoy informational monthly
meetings and social events. Meetings are held at Re-
gatta Point on the third floor the second Tuesday of
each month except December and January.
Call Scott MacGregor at 778-9538 for membership
Island Players to hold
auditions for 'Later Life'
Auditions for "Later Life," by A. R. Gurney will be
held Sunday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Island Players
Theatre, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria City.
The play will run from Friday, Nov. 15, through
Nov. 24. The call is for two middle-aged men and two
middle-aged women. It will be directed by Geoffrey
Todd. For further information, call 792-3986.
Van Wezel hosts ballet to
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota
will fill October with dance and music.
Tickets are now on sale for performances by:
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico of Amalia
Hernandez, Saturday, Oct. 12.
Franki Valli & the Four Seasons/The Four Tops,
Wednesday, Oct. 23.
United States Marine Band, Thursday, Oct. 24.
For ticket and show time information, call the box
office at 953-3368 or stop by at 777 N. Tamiami Trail.
Information is also available on the Van Wezel web
site at www.sarasota-online.com/vw.
Florida symphony to host
Tumbling gymnasts, dribbling basketball players
and grinning Sharks are turning out to re-enact Olym-
pic pageantry at the Florida West Coast Symphony's
Family Concert "Symphonic Olympics" on Saturday,
Oct. 5, for two performances at 2 and 4 p.m. at the
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota.
On Sunday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. the symphony will
present the opening concert of the OKTOBER
chamberFest featuring the Florida Brass Quintet in
Holley Hall of the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Cen-
ter, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Call the Florida West Coast Symphony ticket
hotline at 953-3434 for ticket information.
MCC Theatre to present
Five aging flower children reflect on a bygone era
of peace and love in "Kennedy's Children," the open-
ing production for the Manatee Community College
Theatre Department's 1996/97 season.
Set in a Greenwich Village bar on a rainy
Valentine's Day afternoon in 1974, the play re-
sembles a Shakespearean soliloquy as characters re-
veal themselves through their thoughts rather than
Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Satur-
day, Oct. 5, and Oct. 9 through 11. A 2 p.m. matinee
will beheld on Sunday, Oct. 6, in Neel Auditorium,
5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Call 755-1511, ext. 4240 for ticket information.
Island repertory singers open new season
After a successful summer performance of "Bali Hai," the Anna Maria Island Repertory Singers will resume
rehearsals beginning Monday, Oct. 7, in the Coleman Building of Roser Memorial Community Church from
7 to 9 p.m. Elaine Burkly, a professional choral conductor, is director. There are no auditions. Anyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join and learn light classics, vocal techniques, projection and more. Interested
singers should come to the rehearsal or call Burkly at 778-0720 for further information.
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Bike rodeo set for Oct. 12 at school
Young bicyclists can learn safety, get fingerprinted
and "have a whale of a time" at the annual Anna Maria
Island Bicycle Rodeo Oct. 12.
Holmes Beach Police Officer Sandy Keller said she
expects up to 150 Island elementary school students to
participate. It will be from 9 am. to 1 p.m. at the school.
Staging the event are the Holmes Beach Police De-
partment and Manatee County Sheriffs Department.
Keller's co-coordinator is Deputy Sheriff Gary Sellito.
There will be many special attractions, but the real
focus will be on bicycle safety, Keller said.
Young bikers will tackle a course with an intersec-
tion, a serpentine course and the rugged "rock dodge"
course. They also will get instruction on "being seen"
by motorists so they can survive in modem traffic.
Police will have patrol cars parked near a driveway
regulation is part
of regime of
By Jim Hanson
So you're the top cop in your field, with 2,600
potential trouble spots to police. With five officers to
do the job.
How do you handle it? Work, lots and lots of work.
That is Lt. Al Nienhuis' professional life. He is in
charge of the local district of the Division of Alcoholic
Beverages and Tobacco in the state's Department of
Business and Professional Regulation. His territory is
Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties.
His tiny outfit polices the nearly 1,600 liquor li-
censes and 1,100 tobacco sales permits in the sprawl-
ing area. Their targets range from the swellest of res-
taurants and country clubs to backwoods saloons where
they can get their heads kicked in without even asking.
Their bible is 214 large pages of laws and regula-
tions plus 52 pages of appendices and untold volumes
of court rulings that bear on their complex calling.
They oversee 32 types of licenses for the dispens-
ing of alcoholic beverages, plus keeping a close eye on
manufacturers, warehousers, distributors, salesmen and
transporters before the spirits get to the retailer, let
alone the consumer; just the initial application for a
liquor license is eight single-spaced pages.
And tobacco products, a different aspect of this
brand of law enforcement: A permit is required, a tax
stamp must be on each pack of cigarettes, vending
machines must be placed just so and no juveniles,
The agents are even responsible for "Tied House
Every one of the alcohol license types has a long
list of strict rules the vendor must follow and the state
agents must enforce.
Fire prevention collaboration
From left, Anna Maria District Fire Inspector
Jane Guthrie and Holmes Beach Police Officer
Sandy Keller order materials for Fire Prevention
Week, Oct. 6 through 12. It is the first time the
two departments have collaborated on the public
safety event. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
as teaching aids to show the bike riders how to get out
of a "demon driveway" without getting smeared by a
car, Keller said.
There will be plenty of prizes, and any youngster
who doesn't have a helmet can get one free.
The Manatee County Sheriffs Department will
have a helicopter there. The Anna Maria Fire Control
District will have fire engines and an emergency medi-
cal services truck.
Sheriff's cadets will fingerprint the young bike
owners "That's in case of a missing child," said
Keller, "and parents might need them too."
Bill Sparrow Hawk of the Bradenton Traffic Safety
Team will give away safety items.
The main prizes, once again this year, are donated by
the dozens by sponsoring local businesses and individu-
als. With more yet expected, they already include:
Dry Dock Inn, Christie's Plumbing, Native Rent-
als, Hair Motions, Bing Miller, Paradise Bagels,
Moreland Marine International/Holmes Beach Marina,
Cafe on the Beach, Island Florist, Island Packaging and
Shipping, and the City of Anna Maria.
Also, J&J Graphics, Peaches Ice Cream & Deli, Is-
land Rental Group, Bali Hai, Oceanbound Kayaks and
Canoe, Surfside Cafe, Tip of the Island Restaurant, Club
Video, Islanders' Market, Maxon Realty, Bob's Hair Co.,
Steve Kring Construction, Sign of the Mermaid, Max
Znika, Action Jet Ski, Palma Sola Watercraft Rental,
Beach-Style Boutique, Subway, Jessie's Island Store, Is-
land Discount Tackle, Crowder Bros. Hardware, Publix,
59th Street Bike Shop, Sir Speedy and The Islander By-
Master basket weaver
Christine Abram of Holmes Beach will exhibit her basketry collection at the Island Branch Library in Holmes
Beach during the month of October. Abram has had a varied career that includes teaching, motherhood, and
serving as a legislative assistant for a Missouri member of the U. S. House of Representatives. After retiring to
Holmes Beach in 1988, her interest in making baskets was sparked by her volunteer work at the Longboat Key
Art Center. A photography exhibit by summer Island resident Judy Jaudon Peterson, co-owner of Five
O'Clock Marine in Anna Maria City, will also be featured. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
The licenses run from little to big, with mysterious
designations imposed by layers of bureaucracies over
the decades, clear to the special agents and maybe even
to the license holders. APS means beer and wine only,
mostly convenience stores. COP licenses are a long
step up, beer and wine and liquor by the drink and by
the bottle, meaning bars of various sizes.
But the biggie is SRX, which is for beer and wine
and liquor by the drink on premises in connection with
a restaurant. Unlike the others, this license can't be
moved to another location. It is worth up to $30,000.
The Anchorage restaurant in Anna Maria city holds one
of these licenses and has kept it through closures and
Other licenses are for such diverse operations as
bowling alleys, race tracks, clubs in great variety, con-
dominiums, airports, horse breeders, county commis-
sioners, symphonies, theaters, railroads, airlines, ships
and on and on.
The breakdown of alcoholic beverage licenses the
unit must police: Manatee County 615, Sarasota 875,
DeSoto 70. The breakout for tobacco vendors: Mana-
tee 474, Sarasota 568, DeSoto 47.
Like other police officers, members of ATF are
large, well-conditioned and watchful. Nienhuis himself
is 6 feet 3 and 220 pounds, of which he regrets only
about 15. He's tied to a desk these days less active
and prone to gain.
There is a plus side to this more sedentary job -
his wife worries less about his safety.
Another advantage for all of these specialized
agents is that they are always in plain clothes. "Uni-
forms are targets," says Nienhuis. "We're harder for
criminals to spot."
Still, a couple of alcohol regulators got into a
shoot-out last year in Palm Beach when they ran across
a bank robbery in progress. Agents are armed at all
Much of their work is checking beer and tobacco
sales to juveniles. "An agent will park outside and send
an under-age person into a convenience store or bar, for
example," Nienhuis said. "If the youngster buys beer
or cigarettes, the agent arrests the clerk or the bar-
tender. Or, less often, an agent sees a minor make an
illegal buy and he arrests both the minor and clerk."
If the store or bar breaks the law three times,
Nienhuis' outfit moves against the license, "which is
pretty serious for an owner."
Spring break is almost overwhelmingly busy for all
law officers in any beach area, he says, but especially
the alcohol enforcers. "We make thousands of arrests
then." There can be violence, and much of it occurs
in rural bars off the beaten track. Agents approach them
on full alert, trying to keep everything calm but quick
to shut down threats. "I've had my share of knock-
down, drag-out battles," says Nienhuis.
Increasingly, violence goes with youngsters. "With
nearly all young violent offenders, alcohol is involved."
The state agents work closely with all sorts of other
law enforcement agencies, from local police and
sheriff's forces to state and federal groups. They get
into the darndest cases, drug busts and gambling and
even "lewd and lascivious," said Nienhuis.
"Anything that happens in a place that sells alco-
hol involves us."
Including that "Tied House Evil." Nienhuis doesn't
know where the name came from, but it is law designed
to prevent distributors from favoring one retailer over
As if life weren't already comnlicrted Pnonoh
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M OCTOBER 3, 1996 I PAGE 13 ID3
Kathleen Tyrrell of Bradenton died Sept. 28 in
Columbia Blake Hospital.
Miss Tyrrell came to this area six years ago from
Chicago, Ill. She was an office manager for a
She is survived by her mother, Jean Arena of
Bradenton; her father and step-mother, Dan and Mary
Ann Tyrrell of Holmes Beach; and a brother, Dan
Tyrrell of Bradenton.
Burial took place in Chicago, Ill.
Nicholas F. Wahl Jr.
Nicholas F. Wahl Jr., 72, of Holmes Beach, died
Sept. 24 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Queens, N.Y., Mr. Wahl came to Manatee
County from Paramus, N.J., in 1988. He was a retired
photo engraver with Alco-Gravure Inc., of Hoboken,
N.J. He was a Catholic.
He was a member of the Photo Engravers Union of
New York Local No. 1, Kirby Stewart Post No. 24,
American Legion and was a charter member of
Paramus, N.J., Elks Lodge No. 2001. He served in the
U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two daugh-
ters, Grace Walsh of Chatham, N.J., and Mary Lou
Lindquist of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; two sons, Nicholas III
of Farmington, Conn., and Raymond of Mattapoisett,
Mass.; two sisters, Jean Stewart of Ozone Park, N.Y.,
and Jessie Riley of Virginia Beach, Va.; and seven
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, in Holmes Beach. Services were
held at St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev.
Patrick Farrell officiating. Memorial contributions may
be made to St. Joseph Catholic School Guardian An-
gel Fund, 2990 26th St. W., Bradenton, Fa. 34205.
The Island Poet
There is nothing so nice as a day in October,
Those hot days are gone and summer is over.
We can shut off the air conditioner and put
the fans away,
And hope that our good weather is soon here
And our winter residents who we like and
Will be coming here to avoid all that ice and
And for just a few months we'll have a thrill,
'Cause we will be blessed with a smaller
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Just say no
No! It's not even Halloween. There really oughta
be a law against holiday decorations and Christmas
music before Thanksgiving. And the same goes for
Thanksgiving merchandise before Halloween.
I'm for a ban on "jumping the gun."
And, while we're at it, how about a ban on football
before the World Series is played.
I didn't really think that one would go over too
well but maybe we should ban the Buccaneers from
playing altogether. The money raised from a tax passed
this year in Hillsborough County to build a new sta-
dium for the Bucs could go to better use such as
funding for a downtown Tampa roller-coaster ride be-
tween the Aquarium, the Ice Palace and the convention
Meanwhile, holiday catalogs are arriving daily in
the mail. Shop, shop, shop ... dial, dial, dial. Or so
they're hoping. From Archie McPhee (weird stuff like
jars of plastic bugs) to Bloomingdale's (over-priced
stuff) to Williams-Sonoma (chef stuff), including the
J. Peterman, (J. Pretentious stuff) our mail delivery is
heaped with catalogs every day now.
Today, we received "Brainstorms," a catalog of
"bizarre stuff" that totally changed our minds at The
Islander Bystander and set us about scouring pages for
the perfect gift.
The cover hypes Leave It To Beaver stuff includ-
ing genuine Eddie Haskell and Beaver Letterman's
sweaters, a collectible plate hand signed by Jerry "Bea-
ver" Mathers and a squirt gun that Beaver would surely
have loved to own that squirts goo green, squishy
Exclusive to Brainstorms, a toilet paper hat for
"runners and people with very runny noses and other
people with just the runs." It features a toilet paper
holder loaded with the "cheapest brand" of toilet paper
they could find positioned on the top of a baseball-style
cap so the wearer can just reach and pull paper down
over the brim to the nose. This item's got to be real
popular for folks who insist on carrying out that old
scout motto: "Be prepared."
There's an egg carton filled with miniature "Grave-
A" skulls. They offer loads of science stuff, like a gross
kit that produces "fool mom" micro mucus. "Polyvinyl
alcohol and sodium tetra borate team up with laundry
starch to produce three different globs of mucus that
look and feel like the real stuff."
Yummy milk chocolate sardines melt in your
mouth, not in your fishing net for $9.95. RoboWatch
is out of this world at $39.95. Will Rogers' book of
rope tricks is $39.95. The lava lamp key chain erupts
with action and really lights up for $7.95.
Brainstorm offers a new twist on thumb wrestling
with an authentic-looking wrestling ring. Players grab
the handle, insert thumbs in the holes and the match
The kickoff dinnerfor the
Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center soccer
'; "' season was a $1,500
success. Donations from
Sponsors including Bali
Hai Resort, Beach Barn,
i Island Animal Clinic,
LaPensee Plumbing, Island
- & -...-. Pest Control, Dowling
Park and Bob Dale Con-
struction paid for the cost
went 100 percent to the
S-" Center. Beach Bistro
- owner Sean Murphy
? +; donated his time and staff
to prepare Caeser salad,
spaghetti with meat sauce
S" and garlic bread to the
delight of 325 parents and
players. A raffle netted
another $366 for the
begins on the five-inch ring.
A hilarious, $19.95 version of the front door mat
announces to visitors in big letters, "Wrong address.
Nobody here by that name." A federal symbol appears
at the bottom over small type stating, "Federal Witness
I found something necessary for home and office
in Brainstorm. Every woman needs this. It's a night
light for the toilet seat but that's not all. This little
doozie is "engineered with an infrared person sensor
that sees you approaching, even in complete darkness."
When you get within six feet of the toilet, it automati-
cally turns on a green light if the seat is down. If the
seat is up, it casts a red bull's-eye pattern in the toilet
bowl. This savvy contraption turns itself off when you
leave and only costs $29.95. I consider that a bargain.
There's more ... more stuff you need, but how can
we go on? Oooh. You might need this: Chocolate per-
fume, one-third ounce for $9.95.
ITALIAN SPANISH AMERICAN CUISINE
Where Your Selections Are Prepared & Served
With Quality At Very Affordable Prices.
October Hours: Tues Sat 4:30-10pm
Sun 8am-2pm / 4:30-10pm Closed Monday
S&S Plaza 5348 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
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Karaoke Sun & Mon
M aine Lobster .................................... $9.95
Shrimp & Baby Back Ribs ................ $7.95
Steak & Shrimp .................................. $8.95
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Home of the 25 Oyster
107 Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach 778-7272
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M OCTOBER 3, 1996 I PAGE 15 II
fitness kind of
Running on the band-
wagon of Governor
Lawton Chiles's procla-
mation of Wellness Week
to promote physical
fitness, the entire student
body at our Island
school ran one lap
around the school field
during recess to earn
gold, silver and bronze
medals. Record times
were posted. Islander
Photo: Joy Courtney
Desert Day offered the
third-grade students of
Anna Maria Elementary a
day to learn about the
"driest" of subjects.
Teachers Karen Paul and
Kathy Granstad held
"hands-on" classes in the
study of temperature,
navigation by compass,
cooking using "dry"
ingredients, study of cactus
plants and playing a game
called Critter Tag. Here
Granstad helps students
put the finishing touches
on their cactus sculptures
by using broken pieces of
spigot to replicate a
cactus's needles. Islander
Photo: Joy Courtney
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Fish Fry Friday
JAMAICAN STYLE FOOD BEER & WINE
SUNDAY Breakfast only 7 am-1 pm
MON SAT Breakfast 7-11 am Lunch 11 am-3 pm
5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 779-1320
Joe's Eats & Sweets
SThe Best Homemade Ice Cream and
Yogurt made by Joe on premises. X 571A
If you can dream it, we'll make it!
Cappuccino & Espresso
Sugar Free, Fat Free Sundaes
Open Daily 2-10pm Closed Tues.
219 Gulf Drive South Bradenton Beach 778-0007
6 Blocks South of the Cortez Bridge
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Hot Dog on Bun or Chicken Nuggets,
Potato Sticks, Coleslaw, Pears
Breakfast: Waffle, Fruit Juice
Lunch: Chicken Gravy over Rice or Cheese
Croissant, Mixed Vegetables, Salad, Roll,
Early Release Picnic Lunch
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Corn Dog, Carrot Sticks, Fresh Fruit,
Potato Chips, Cookie
Breakfast: Pretzel w/Cheese, Juice
Lunch: Spaghetti w/Sauce, Green Beans, Salad,
or Mini-Chef Salad, Roll, Jello
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Nachos & Cheese,
Whole Kernel Corn, Italian Salad, Ice Cream
All meals served with milk.
Tues: FREE POOL & DARTS
Thur: POOL TOURNAMENT
.:. TTues & Thur Happy Hour til 10pm
Wed: Reggae w/ Creation Sound
Fri & Sat: FATCAT 10pm
4 8 PM Sun: Mike Oscanyan 8pm
Now Serving Cappuccino & Espresso
5702 Marina Dr Holmes Beach 778-5075
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Casual Dining on Beautiful Palma Sola Bay
9915 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton FL
Fresh New England Seafood "Home of the Whole Bellies"
Fall Hours: Open Daily 3 pm to Close
Complete Patio & Dinner Menu
MONDAY NITE Football with
Complimentary Hot Dogs & Kraut (cooked in beer)
TUESDAY NITE Karaoke
WEDNESDAY NITE Ladies Nite with DJ Andy
THURSDAY NITE Open Blind Draw Dart Tournament
$4 entry fee $100 prize
FRIDAY & SATURDAY NITES Live music 9 12
SUNDAY Funky Catz 3 8
2 Happy Hour 3 7 Every Day
I-0 PAGE 16 OCTOBER 3, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Sept. 19, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Palma Sola Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable Federal laws.
Sept. 19, Boarding. A 26-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable Federal laws.
Sept. 21, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable Federal laws.
Sept 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 14-foot power boat in Char-
lotte Harbor. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 17089028 re-
sponded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
Sept. 21, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable Federal laws.
Sept. 21, Boarding. A 10-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having the proper number of personal
flotation devices and not having a sound-producing de-
Sept. 21, Boarding. A 43-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received a
written warning for not having the vessel's registration on
board and not having a garbage placard.
Sept 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
EXPIRES I30 1
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BUFFET HOURS: 11AM 9PM SUN. 12:00 Noon 8 PM
Per person all day with purchase of soft drink.
One coupon per check not valid with other offers
"Thank you to all our local patrons"
LIHM liI COUPON IIIIMMI II
Don't Let The
Holidays Slip By!
Traditional or Select from Regular Menu
11 am- 3 pm & 4 pm- 9 pm
Christmas Eve Dinner
4 pm 10 pm (Closed Christmas Day)
Ne w ear's Eve Dinner
4 pm Last Reservation 11 pm
We do accommodate for special
functions (up to 75 people)
RESERVATIONS .U : *S*E*D
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standings, Week One
Division I (11-13 years old)
received a report of a 32-foot power boat taking on water
in Anna Maria Sound. A Coast Guard vessel and a com-
mercial towing company boat responded, pumped out the
disabled vessel and towed it to safe moorings.
Sept. 22, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a notice
of violation for having improperly spaced registration
numbers on the hull, not having the registration on board
and not having Type IV personal flotation devices.
Sept. 22, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a written
warning for not having a sound-producing device on
Sept. 22, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a written
warning for not having Type IV personal flotation devices
Sept 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 14-foot power boat in New
Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 25084135 responded
and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
Sept. 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 20-foot power boat in New
Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 25084135 responded
and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
Sept. 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a 26-foot sailboat adrift in Sarasota
Bay. A Coast Guard vessel responded and towed the ves-
sel to a safe anchorage.
Sept. 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a 26-foot power boat adrift due to
Division II (8-10 years old)
Team Record Points
Air & Energy 1-0 3
Ben Webb Landscaping 1-0 3
Dowling Park 1-0 3
Island Pest Control 0-0-1 1
Taylor Made Marine 0-0-1 1
Harry's Continental Kitchen 0-1 0
Island Animal Clinic 0-1 0
School For Constructive Play 0-1 0
engine failure near the Ringling Bridge. A Coast Guard
vessel and a commercial towing company boat responded,
and the salvor towed the vessel to safe moorings.
Sept. 24, Boarding. A 31-foot power boat was
boarded near Jewfish Key. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable Federal laws.
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Saturday Oct. 26
1st Prize Cruise for Two
1/2 mile north of City Pier
875 North Shore Drive
Anna Maria Island, Florida
NO COVER ANYTIME
FULL MENU PLUS DAILY SPECIALS
"The best hamburgers and
the coldest mugs of beer
this side of Heaven."is -
uffg, Pat Geyer, Owner. F M
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501
The Best Steaks in Manatee County
with LARRY RICH
Dinner served 4-10 pm Tuesday-Sunday
Large groups and luncheon parties welcome.
Reservations requested, not required. Plan your holiday parties now!
204 Pine Ave. Anna Maria (formerly Cafe Robar)
"... Relaxed Florida dining at its best."
Nancy Konesko, Bradenton Herald
CAFE ON THE BEACH
Home of the Delicious
(includes Jimmy Dean Sausage)
Old-Fashioned Breakfasts, Great Lunches & Dinner Specials Nightly
OPEN 7 AM 7 DAYS A WEEK 778-0784
Casual Inside Dining Room or Outside Patio Dining Plenty of Parking
Live Entertainment Weekends with MICHELE BISHOP
4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach Mini Storage
Island Real Estate
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M OCTOBER 3, 1996 a PAGE 17 I[3
Get your shopping done early
Holiday Gift Certificates
are now available!
Happy Hour: Mon Fri 4 to 7 pm
Hours: Sun-Thur 4 to 10pm Fri & Sat 4 to 11 pm
3200 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach 778-5997
(;olden Srpoon Award J.
Serving in The HayeLoft
* Appetizers C
* DINNER SPECIALS
* Outrageous Desserts
* International Coffees /Teas
* Music du Jour
Aove ihe muti-award
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5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, Florida
Reservations / Information 941.383.3633
ANNA MARIA OYSTER BAR
On Anna Maria City Pier
/We're much more than just Oysters
\ LOBSTER BLOW OUT!
SLive Hard Shell 11/4 lb. Maine Lobsters
$1144 l5 Served with potato
/ / \ I I & slaw or corn
Open Daily 11:30 am to 9 pm
Fri. & Sat. til 10 pm
Fresh Florida Blue Crabs
Frog Legs, Catfish & Hush Puppies
( STONE CRAB SEASON *
is just around the corner
Live Dolphin Shows Daily
If You Spot A Dolphin While Dining .,
We'll Buy You A Draft Beer
Community Center soccer schedule
Division 1, 11 to 13 year olds
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Oct. 2 Mr. Bones vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Thurs. Oct. 3 Holmes Beach Mini Storage vs. Island Real Estate
Tues. Oct. 8 Galati Marine vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Division II, 8 to 10 year olds
First game begins at 5:30 p.m.
Second game begins at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday games begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m.
Wed. Oct. 2 Ben Webb Landscaping vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens
Dowling Park vs. Taylor-Made Marine
Thurs. Oct. 3 Island Animal Clinic vs. Island Pest Control
Air & Energy vs. School For Const. Play
Sat. Oct. 5 Ben Webb Landscaping vs. Dowling Park
Harry's Continental Kitchens vs. Island Pest Control
Island Animal Clinic vs. Air & Energy
Mon. Oct. 7 Island Pest Control vs. Dowling Park
Harry's Continental Kitchens vs. School For Const. Play
Tues. Oct. 8 Taylor-Made Marine vs. Island Animal Clinic
Air & Energy vs. Ben Webb Landscaping
Division III, 5 to 7 year olds
First game begins at 6p.m.
Second game begins at 7p.m.
Thurs. Oct. 3 Islander Bystander vs. Beach Bistro
Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. Joe's Eats & Sweets
Tues. Oct. 8 Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. Beach Bistro
Longboat Observer vs. Joe's Eats & Sweets
pace Islanders' win
By Kevin Cassidy
Despite being short five starters, the Island Foot-
ball Club won their third consecutive match with a
score of 3-2 over FC United in St. Petersburg.
The Islanders quickly found themselves down 2-
0 fifteen minutes into the match. Instead of hanging
their heads, the Islanders stepped up the pressure and
knotted the score at two all by halftime.
The first goal was set up by a long ball down the
right wing by Danny Mitchell when "man-of-the-
match" Neil Fellowes one timed past the surprised
goalie from 20 yards out.
The second goal was also set up by Mitchell,
much in the same manner as the first goal. He sent a
long ball down the right wing that Fellowes ran onto.
The goalie came out to challenge but Fellowes deftly
lofted the ball high over his head and into the net.
The game winner was a result of some clever play
by Mitchell and Fellowes. The Islanders were set up
to take a direct kick from 25 yards out. Instead of tak-
ing the shot, Mitchell sent a pass wide of FC United's
defensive wall to a wide-open Fellowes who ham-
mered it home to knot the score at two.
That second-half goal proved to be the game win-
ner but not without some scrambling defense in the
last 15 minutes. Strong fan support also played a key
role in the IFC's third win in as many games.
The Islanders are back in action next week at G.T.
Bray field in Bradenton at 1 p.m. All soccer fans are
invited to come out and support the team.
o^nimited refills on
*- d raft beer and wine
This Week's Special
as l w each
The Dockmaster's USDA Steaks
Filet Mignon ................ $11.99-$16.99
New York Strip (16oz.) ................... $16.99
T-Bone (16oz.) .......................... $16.99
Top Sirloin (12 oz.) ........................ $11.99
I Early Bird $099 I
I Top Sirloin- o r I
S 2 Persons Per Coupon Exp. Nov. 15, 1996
Finest selection of steaks on the island!
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Hrs: Sun. -Thurs. 11am to 10pm; Fri. & Sat 11am to 11pm
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Ij3 PAGE 18 0 OCTOBER 3, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 18, resisting a law enforcement officer,
DUI, 75th Street and Cortez Road. The officer was
stopped at a traffic light when the suspect's vehicle
rear-ended a vehicle behind him, pushing it into his
vehicle. The officer identified himself as a police of-
ficer because he was off-duty and in plain clothes.
He advised the drivers to pull into a nearby parking
Slot so he could notify the Florida Highway Patrol.
The officer and the witness pulled into the park-
ing lot; however, the suspect drove away. Both the
officer and the witness followed the suspect onto
75th Street where he pulled over. The officer asked
him why he left the scene and he said he was going
to the fruit stand.
The officer noticed the smell of an alcoholic
beverage on the suspect's breath and asked for his
keys, but the suspect refused. When the officer tried
to take the keys, the suspect grabbed his arm and
twisted it. The officer warned him he could face jail
The officer asked for the suspect's driver's li-
cense and he refused. The officer then told him to
put his hands up and give the officer his keys. He
refused and tried to put the keys in his pocket. The
officer again tried to take the keys and the suspect
grabbed and twisted his arm.
The officer had to use a wrist lock and take the
suspect to the ground to handcuff him. The suspect
was struggling and the officer asked a passerby for
help. The FHP officer arrived and charged the sus-
pect with DUI. A capias request was sent to the state
attorney's office on the charge of resisting.
Sept. 18, battery times three, assault, 100 Gulf
Drive N., Circle K. The victim and witness advised
the officer that the victim pulled onto Gulf Drive in
front of the suspect, and the suspect passed the
victim's vehicle and stopped in the middle of the
road. The suspect then got out of her vehicle and
began yelling and shoving the victim.
The victim drove to the Circle K, called police
and gave the officer the suspect's tag number and
vehicle description. While the officer was searching
for the suspect's vehicle, he was notified by dispatch
that the suspect was back at the Circle K causing a
disturbance with the victim.
The officer arrived at the Circle K and was ad-
vised that the suspect struck another victim and
threatened the first victim. The suspect was placed
Sept. 19, criminal mischief, 611 block of Gulf
Drive N., Imperial House. The complainant reported
a person unknown broke the rear passenger window
of his vehicle.
Sept. 21, Baker Act, 3100 block of East Bay
Drive. The officer on patrol observed a male subject
walking in the middle of the road and asked what he
was doing. The subject said he had a fight with his
wife and was trying to get hit by a car. The officer
advised him to walk on the side of the road and he
replied, "Shoot me," and started walking down the
middle of the road again.
The officer advised him four more times and his
reply was the same. The officer took the subject to
his residence but noted that his anger grew when he
saw his wife. The officer felt the subject would harm
his wife or himself, placed him in custody under the
Baker Act and transported him to the hospital.
Sept. 21, attempted burglary, 200 block of Bay
Drive N. The complainant reported he heard a crash
come from the back of his house and found the back
door pried open. Nothing was taken and no one was
Sept. 21, theft, 100 block of Fourth Street S.
The complainant reported a person unknown re-
moved an extension ladder from his van.
Sept. 22, criminal mischief, 1301 Gulf Drive
N., Silver Surf. The complainant reported a person
unknown scratched the hood of the vehicle.
Sept. 24, trespassing, resisting without vio-
lence times two, cast netting from the groin, Cortez
Beach. The officer on patrol observed the suspect
throw a cast net off the groin. He noted he had
warned the suspect numerous times about trespass-
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Breakfast 8 11:30am
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Tuesday-Sunday 8am 2pm
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Starting at ... $6.95
FISH AND CHIPS SPECIAL
Fish (One Piece), French Fries & Cole Slaw ... $5.95
British Style Fish & Chips (Regular) ... $6.95
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT (Mon Thur Only) ... $7.95
Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week
902 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Yacht Basin 778-3953
V7P Let's go
Coming soon: A special feature in The Islander
Bystander this fall that is sure to send you treasure
hunting for antiques and collectibles. Interested
advertisers should speak to an advertising sales
representative immediately! The "Treasures" feature
will appear in conjunction with the street map of Anna
Maria Island a useful and popular feature for
residents, their friends and visitors to the Island!
Call (941) 778-7978 or FAX 778-9392
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Smoked Pork Loin with Tangerine Curry Sauce, $18.95
Smoked Duck Breasts with Cranberry Butter Sauce, $19.95
Smoked Baby Back Ribs in Harry's Special BBQ Sauce, $17.95
Creative Dishes with a Wine List to Match
Cozy & Intimate Dining Lunch & Dinner Open 7 Days 383-0777
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FRESH CATCH- Char-grilled in adobo marinade or lightly dusted
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VEAL NICOLE- Sauteed veal scaloppini with mushrooms and as-
paragus in white wine cream sauce accompanied by house pota-
toes and fresh vegetables.
PAN SEARED BLACKENED SHRIMP- with a tropical fruit salsa ac-
companied by saffron rice and fresh vegetables.
STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST- with Chorizo and Monterey Jack
cheese in a green peppercorn cognac sauce accompanied by
saffron rice and fresh vegetables.
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A course in Sailing and Seamanship con-
ducted by Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors will
begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Flo-
tilla 81 Training Center, 4208 129th St. Cortez,
north of the Seafood Shack Restaurant.
The course includes basic sailing maneu-
vering, heavy weather, legal requirements, boat
handling skills, navigation, weather, and VHF-
STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 18
ing on the groin. The officer was issuing the suspect
a citation when he became belligerent, called the
officer names and refused to sign the citation. When
the officer attempted to place the suspect in custody,
he pulled from the officer and attempted to walk
away. He was placed in custody.
Sept. 26, spouse battery, 100 block of Seventh
Street S. The complainant reported he had a verbal
dispute with the suspect and she threw a phone at
him and fled. The officer located the suspect and
placed her in custody.
Sept. 20, theft of a bicycle, 300 block of 62nd
Sept. 21, attempted theft, 100 Gulf Drive,
Circle K. The complainant reported the subject at-
tempted to conceal four bottles of wine and a pack
of cigarettes. When confronted, the subject left the
store. He was not found.
Sept. 22, suspicious person, 3900 East Bay
Drive, Island Foods. The complainant reported a
subject breaking bottles in the parking lot. The bro-
ken bottles were found but the subject was not.
Bridge Street Pier d Cafe -
,- (at end of Bridge St. on pier)
,) FRIED SHRIMP $795
.Ja.J Thursday Only 4 10 pm
ICE COLD DRAFT BEER 75
1/2 lb. Cold Peel-n-Eat Shrimp $495
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Mon-Fri 8am-10pm Sat & Sun 7am-10pm
LIVE BAIT BRADENTONBEACH
8AM- OPM 1 779-1706
Classes will run for three weeks on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. Tuition for the course is free and
materials and textbooks are available at the train-
ing center at a nominal cost.
For further information about Coast Guard
Auxiliary courses or to register for the sailing
class, call 778-7374 or 795-4195.
Sept. 22, lost property, 6600 Gulf Drive. The
complainant called from South Carolina to report
she left her duffel bag and clothing bag hanging
outside the motel when loading her car. The bags
contained her wallet, credit cards and jewelry valued
at $4,900. The officer checked with the motel's
housekeepers, persons in the area and nearby
dumpsters but found nothing.
Sept. 23, found property prescription sun-
glasses, 66th Street beach.
Sept. 23, assist EMS, 200 block of Harbor Drive.
The complainant reported she went to the doctor for
back pain and received a prescription. When she got
home her husband complained of back pain, took three
of her pills and had an allergic reaction. The officer
assisted EMS personnel in carrying their gear and load-
ing the patient in the ambulance.
Sept. 25, warrant, 4300 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer observed a white female subject leaving
a residence and knew her to have an outstanding
warrant. He checked and found two warrants one
from Indian River County for possession of cannabis
with intent to distribute and one from Manatee
County for possession of paraphernalia. The subject
was placed in custody.
Sept. 25, suspicious persons, 100 73rd Street,
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Coconuts resort. The complainant reported two sub-
jects sleeping on the beach on lounge chairs from the
resort. The subjects told the officer they had just ar-
rived on the Island. The male subject said his parents
had stayed at the Coconuts in the past and he wanted
to show his companion how nice it was. A check of
the subjects and their vehicle was negative. The of-
ficer advised them they were trespassing and they
left the area.
Sept. 25, suspicious person, 400 block of Clark
Drive. The complaint reported she arrived home
from the beach and found an elderly subject leaving
her house. She said he appeared to be lost. The of-
ficer located the subject, who is in the beginning
stages of Alzheimer's Disease, and returned him to
Sept. 26, suspicious persons, 500 block of 75th
Street. The complainant reported he was at the light
at Gulf and Marina Drives when a car with two ju-
veniles pulled up behind him and the juveniles be-
gan yelling obscenities at him. The complainant said
he was unaware of any wrongdoing and followed the
juveniles to 75th Street to get clarification.
He exited the vehicle and attempted to speak to
the driver who again yelled obscenities at him and
drove away. He then attempted to speak to the pas-
senger who was entering the residence, and the pas-
senger cursed at him and ordered him off the prop-
erty. The officer spoke to the juvenile at the resi-
dence and advised him not to yell at motorists.
Sept. 27, warrants, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer on patrol observed
a vehicle in the parking lot after hours and ran a
check. He found the subject had five outstanding
warrants from the sheriff's office for worthless
checks. He found the subject walking on the beach
and placed him in custody.
I' PAGE 20 a OCTOBER 3, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Bittersweet truths and true lies
By Bob Ardren
"There are no other Everglades in the world."
The Everglades: River of Grass
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
They're there every night, just as we sit down to
watch the evening news: Those television ads claiming
Florida's sugar industry and the lives of thousands of
farmers will be destroyed if we approve Amendment
4 in the November elections.
Amendment 4 would tax sugar produced in the Ev-
erglades Agricultural Area at a rate of a penny per pound
for the next 25 years. It is one of a three-amendment pack-
age concerning the sugar industry and the Everglades pro-
posed by a group called Save Our Everglades and ap-
proved for the November ballot last week by the Florida
What those nightly television ads fail to tell us, ac-
cording to Save Our Everglades which is now backed by
a coalition of the state's most respected conservation
groups, is that the Everglades will be destroyed if we don't
pass Amendments 4, 5 and 6. Your vote will decide, ac-
cording to the St. Petersburg Times, "the most important
environmental issue in Florida's history."
Last spring U.S. Rep. Dan Miller (R-Bradenton)
startled friends and foes alike in proposing an end to the
federal sugar program that costs Americans $1.4 billion
annually, according to the General Accounting Office.
The sugar industry, to this day, continues to argue that its
federal program costs the taxpayers nothing.
The industry also argues that the proposed tax will put
it out of business since it makes only seven-tenths of a cent
per pound on sugar. But a group of agricultural economists
who spoke at a February news conference held by envi-
ronmentalists said the federal sugar price-support system
allows Florida growers 4.9 cents per pound profit.
"Because the sugar industry financial records are not
public," the St. Petersburg Times concludes, "voters can
only assume the truth lies somewhere between [the two
One known fact,however, is that the wholesale price
of sugar is about 17 cents a pound on the world market,
but because of the federal sugar program, Americans pay
about 28 cents a pound. No, you can't import any. The
sugar program forbids that.
Miller, who says "sugar is the poster child for corpo-
rate welfare," lost that vote in Congress despite passage
of legislation to phase out price supports for wheat, corn,
rice and cotton.
But Miller's effort did help focus national attention on
the creeping destruction of the Everglades. Destruction,
scientists agree, caused in large part by the phosphate-
laden water produced in sugar cane farming in the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area.
The 700,000-acre EAA forms the northern boundary
of the 2,700 square miles of Everglades and drains directly
into it, destroying native plant life and the birds, fish and
other creatures depending on native plants and clean wa-
ter. Eventually the nutrient-laden water finds its way into
Florida Bay; damage from massive algae blooms there is
now showing up in the Florida Keys and on the surround-
ing coral reefs.
I spent two days last summer surveying the damage
to Florida Bay, a formerly pristine body of water once
reminiscent of the Caribbean that now, frankly, looks like
Sarasota Bay of 10 years ago on a very bad day. The par-
tially restored Sarasota Bay of today at least to me -
is clearly a healthier body of water than Florida Bay.
Both President Clinton and Bob Dole have supported
federal programs, although different programs, to fund
restoration of the Everglades and its downstream compo-
nents. Clinton supports the one penny tax to raise $35
million a year toward what could ultimately be a $1.5 bil-
lion restoration program. The President also asked for
$100 million in each of the next four years for the 'Glades.
Dole, however, in one of his final actions in Congress,
stopped the Administration's bill and then pushed through
a $200 million Everglades cleanup appropriation of his
own. Clearly, election year politics are at work, and
Clinton quickly signed Dole's bill.
Meanwhile, under Florida's 1994 Everglades Forever
Act, cane growers south of Lake Okeechobee will be pay-
ing between $233 and $322 million over the next 20 years.
That money will be used to build 40,000 acres of marshes
to remove phosphorus from farm runoff, a job expected
to cost $768 million.
Passage of Amendment 5, the second in a series of
three amendments going before the voters in November
on the subject of sugar, would hold polluters in the EAA
responsible for all the cleanup costs. "That would invali-
date the current formula where the general public pays
two-thirds and the growers pay one-third," according to
Florida Audubon Society lobbyist Charles Lee.
Amendment 6, the third in the sugar package, estab-
lishes a trust to spend the sugar tax money on Everglades
projects. Sugar industry ads compare that trust to lottery
money designated for education, but conservationists
counter that experience with the lottery guarantees this
contract will be airtight.
Federal support of sugar production in Florida goes
back to the 1930s when the government feared enemies
could cut off America's supply of sugar during wartime.
The program is so lucrative, however, that while there
were 60,000 acres of sugar cane being grown in the
world's largest subtropical ecosystem in 1960, today it's
being grown on 475,000 acres.
One company owned by the Cuban-born Alfonso
and Pepe Fanjul, Flo-Sun Inc., collects an estimated
$65 million annually in benefits from the federal sugar
program. The General Accounting Office says 42 per-
cent of the program's benefits go to one percent of the
growers. Flo-Sun and U.S. Sugar of Clewiston are at
the top of the list.
In recent weeks the Florida Conservation Association,
the Florida Audubon Society and the Florida Wildlife
Federation, to name a few, have joined in support of the
Ironically, while spending millions on television ads
to fight Amendments 4, 5 and 6, the sugar industry has
meanwhile contributed $320,000 in support of Amend-
ment 1. That's a tax-cap measure requiring a two-thirds
vote to approve any state constitutional amendment in-
cluding a tax increase. The industry clearly hopes to head
off Amendments 4,5 and 6 by passage of Amendment 1.
So voters, as usual, will have to be careful when they vote
How we vote will signal whether Floridians want a
clean or foul nest in the future.
See you next week.
Hey kids! You're invited to a
When? Sat., Oct. 12 9am to 1pm
Where? At the Anna Maria Elementary School
Coordinated by the Holmes Beach Police Dept., Officer Sandy Keller, and the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Gary Sellito
Tackle a course with an intersection Serpentine course
Rugged "rock dodge" course Instruction on "being seen" by motorists
S* "Demon driveway" demo Sheriff's Department helicopter
Anna Maria Fire District engines and personnel
*Emergency medical vehicles Sheriff's Cadet fingerprinting program
Free items from Bradenton Traffic Safety Team
There will be prizes and a helmet for any youngster who doesn't
already have one provided by the sponsors FREE.
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Cafe on the Beach, Island Florist, Island Packaging and Shipping, City of Anna Maria, J&J Graphics, Peaches Ice Cream & Deli, Island Rental Group,
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Steve Kring Construction, Sign of the Mermaid, Max Znika, Action Jet Ski, Palma Sola Watercraft Rental, Beach-Style Boutique, Subway,
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All Rodeo Riders will be eligible for PRIZES!
This announcement is sponsored by The Islander Bystander
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 3, 1996 0 PAGE 21 IE
Everything picks up during Indian summer
By Capt. Mike Heistand and David Futch
This is the time of year to fish. With the snowbirds
trickling in from their trek south, waters are almost
congestion free. Paramount, however, is the number
and variety of fish available during Florida's alleged
Large schools of redfish containing large fish con-
tinue to amaze anglers. Cooler evenings mean better
snook action and mackerel are just offshore, with jacks
schooling around the beach and bay piers. Grouper are
moving to shallow waters near shore with some guides
reporting snapper fishing picking up.
As Salty Sol of Anna Maria and Tampa-television
fame used to say, "If you're too busy to go fishing,
you're just too busy."
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Sue said their 4-hour
trip has averaged 75 head of Key West grunts and por-
gies. Their 6-hour trips are averaging 100 grunts and
porgies while the 9-hour trip customers are returning
with 55 head of grouper, snapper, grunts and scamp.
Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle According to
Carl, wade fishermen are catching snook and redfish
but with one drawback the redfish are so big they're
exceeding size limits and have to be released.
Anna Maria City Pier Mackerel, blue runners,
pompano, jacks and snook were caught last week, Gary
said. Most of the snook were released because they
Rod & Reel Pier Bill said one angler landed a
monster 19-pound, six-ounce black drum. Mackerel,
flounder, snook and redfish made up the rest of the action.
Galati Yacht Basin Chris said black grouper are
moving closer to shore in 40 to 60 feet of water. Good
snapper fishing is heating up as the weather attempts
to cool down. He said a lot of mackerel spotted three
miles off the beach.
Annies of Cortez Bait & Tackle Bruce said
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II is catching a lot
of jacks, redfish to 38 inches and plenty of mackerel.
Snook fishing's good and getting better especially
around the passes with redfish around the bridges at
DAY AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Oct 3 3:50 2.2 11:27 0.4 7:32 1.5 9:56 1.4
Oct4 4:54 2.1 11:42p' 1.5 8:46 1.6 12:40 0.5
Oct 5 6:24 2.0 9:29 1.6 1:54 0.6
Oct 6 7:53 2.0 1:30 1.4 10:05 1.7 2:53 0.6
Oct 7 9:09 2.0 2:44 1.2 10:30 1.8 3:43 0.6
Oct 8 10:11 2.0 3:41 1.0 10:52 1.8 4:20 0.7
Oct 9 11:00 2.1 4:23 0.8 11:12 1.9 4:50 0.8
SCortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
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Manatee Avenue and Longboat Pass.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook are starting to feed
better as semi-cold fronts begin moving in. Snook to 35
inches and redfish are giving anglers plenty of fish sto-
ries to tell when they get home.
Winners in the Sept. 28 horseshoe games were
Bill Cooney of Bradenton Beach and George
McKay of Anna Maria. Runners-up were John
Johnson of Holmes Beach and Bill Starrett of
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.
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Capt. Tom Chaya reports redfish in the bay and
mackerel in the gulf are his best bets. In addition, he is
catching snook, cobia and flounder.
Capt. Mark Bradow boated a 50-plus pound co-
bia last week. Redfish and trout are heating and fish-
ing gets better every day.
On my boat Magic we're getting plenty of reds and
some keeper snook. Mackerel in the Gulf near shore
with land and mangrove snapper further out.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle says there's plenty
of mackerel around the piers and mangrove snapper,
redfish and trout to 24 inches on the grass flats. Off-
shore trolling is producing wahoo, dolphin, black fin
tuna and bonita. Bottom fishing is expected to improve
during cooler weather. Kings should start their fall run
Skyway Fishing Pier Mackerel in the mornings.
Flounder, snapper, small grouper and sea bass through-
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II Ei PAGE 22 M OCTOBER 3, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island real estate sales
605 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a ground-level
canalfront 980 sfla 2bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1969
on a 75x110 lot, was sold 8/5/96, Wimpy to Gift, for
$175,000; list unknown.
615 Gladstone, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,202 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built
in 1972 on a 89x110 lot, was sold 8/6/96, Smith to
Ryan, for $190,000; list $209,000.
872 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, an elevated bay
view 1,560 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1981 on
a 50x110 lot, was sold 8/7/96, Engel to Albert, for
$190,000; list $199,500.
107 3rd St. South, Bradenton Beach, an elevated
2,288 sfla 4bed/4bath/2car duplex built in 1988 on a
4,500 sflot, was sold 8/12/96, Matonte to Matonte, for
$127,000; list unknown.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, an elevated
Gulffront 1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979,
was sold 8/14/96, Klein to Poulos, for $158,000; list
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 126 Runaway
Bay, a ground floor 1,114 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1978, was sold 8/13/96, Miller to Gurrister, for
$110,000; list unknown.
2412 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 50x100 du-
plex lot was sold 8/13/96, Cripe to Leslie, for $54,000;
501 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, 202 Bridge-
port, an elevated 1,060 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1982 was sold 8/16/96, Coll & Weir to Kemplin, for
PLEASE SEE REAL ESTATE, NEXT PAGE
This all new
has 2 master suite
S with full bathroom
-" "' and oversized
showers. A third
bedroom or office
S~ A large, bright
kitchen; over 80(
sq. ft. of great
room with a
view; a 2-car
garage and an 18
S entry foyer.
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 778-6066
(800) 865-0800 5694602 after hours
Nfihae Sandes &Coman
WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUM with fabulous ICW view.
Deeded carport, large boat slip. Pool, tennis. Desirable
2BR/2B 1st floor corner unit. Westbay Point & Moorings.
$174,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. #15381
LUXURY CONDOMINIUM. Elegant 3BR/2B on the ICW.
Overlooks boat basin. Private lobby/elevator. Over 2,000 sq.
ft., fireplace, 3 porches, 2-car garage and workshop. Tennis,
pool, boat slip. $335,000. Bob Bumett, 387-0048. #16424
SAILBOAT WATER. Luxurious condominium. State-of-
the-art kitchen, master suite, loft office. Workshop with
A/C. Lanai overlooks lighted dock. Direct access to ICW.
$199,900. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. #67950
IT'S AN EASY STROLL TO THE GULF. Spacious 3-story
townhouse. 2 heated pools, tennis, docking privileges.
Situated on a lovely lagoon leading to the bay. $139,900.
Dick Ring, 748-7937. #13626
BEAUTIFUL 3BR TOWNHOUSE. Eat-in kitchen, combina-
tion living/dining rooms. 1BR/1B on first floor. Master and
second suite upstairs. Elevator, 40' slip on sailboat water.
Workshop. $269,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. #11680
STUNNING, CUSTOMIZED Smugglers Landing condo-
minium. Immaculate. Perfect for the discerning boater. 40'
dock, easy access to Tampa Bay, boating, islands and
beaches. 2-car covered parking, pool and tennis.
$190,000. John and Jolene Zisman, 383-5252. #13961
IIllI I .W Iill I'l4 lIIl 1117
On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Gated community. Beautifully fur-
nished second floor unit. 2BR/2B. Former model with
lakeview. Washer/dryer. Heated pool and tennis.
HOLMES BEACH. Newly renovated 2BR/2B, turnkey fur-
nished. Spectacular Gulf view. Available for summer and
winter rentals. Small pets ok. Seasonal. $2,300/month.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.
& E11111i'~ 7T TI M .i
616 ROSE STREET Large home, 3BR/2BA,
steps to beach. $750 wk. or $2,000 mo. Now
thru Dec. 30th.
795 NORTH SHORE Gorgeous Gulffront home.
3BR/2BA. $1,000 wk. Now thru Dec. 30th.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB 2BR/2BA
condo $750 wk. Now thru Dec. 30th.
Call us now!
Variety of homes and condos
to choose from.
Now reserving for 1997 season.
Serving the Island
from the same
location since 1970.
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
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STARTING AT $450 PER WEEK
le Home 3/2 w/pool $3600 mo
ue (Gulffront) 2/2 $2900 mo
Pt. Moorings 2/2 $2300 2
ay Club 2 & 3BR villa $2000 2
AND MANY MORE ...
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA villa $950 mo
Perico Bay 2BR/2BA townhouse $850 mo
Seaside Gardens 2BR/2BA $700 mo
Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA $850 mo
Bradenton Beach 1BR/1BA $650 Fur./$575Un.
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SPARKLING KEY ROYALE GEM! 3 bedroom, 2
bath split plan on deep water canal with dock & dav-
its. New A/C & heating system. New carpet, paint &
kitchen cabinets. Home Owner's warranty.
$259,900. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1587 or
PINE AVE. ANNA MARIA 4,800 sq. ft. of resi-
dential/office/retail space, 150' frontage on main
thoroughfare of Anna Maria City. $335,000. Call
for details. Carol or Clarke Williams 778-0777,
BRIDGEPORT CONDO overlooking the Bay.
2BR/2BA unit nicely furnished. Pool, covered
parking, steps to beach, convenient location to
restaurants & shopping. $114,900. Please call
Zee Catanese 778-0777, 794-8991 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M OCTOBER 3, 1996 E PAGE 23 jBG'
REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 22
$117,500; list $119,900.
6006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 205 Playa
Encantada, an elevated 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1980 was sold 8/12/96, Kinsman to Barnett, for
$167,000; list unknown.
2201 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a two-story motel
of 7,540 sfla with 14 units, manager's quarters and pool,
built in 1968 and 1978 on a 100x210 lot, was sold 8/20/
96, GSBR Sunset Beach Inc. to J&D Westcoast Ventures
Inc., for $1,260,000; (last sold 11/21/94 for $1,070,000).
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 22 Anna Maria
Beach Club, an elevated 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath
Gulffront condo built in 1984, was sold 8/22/96, Kent
to Drury, for $245,000; list $249,900.
3212 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a Gulfview (but
Dick has been a major player ..
in the Island real estate
industry for more than 10 -',
years and is one of Neal &
Neal's Top Producers.
Call anytime for a consultation.
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
David Eckel, president of
Wagner Realty, is proud to an-
nounce that Bill Bowman, a ten
V- f. year Island real estate specialist,
has joined Wagner Realty at the
Anna Maria Island office.
Bill has over twenty five years of
real estate experience and currently
BILL BOWMAN holds a broker and CAM license. Bill
formerly owned his own real estate
agency and insurance agency from 1971 1985. He has
extensive residential and commercial real estate experi-
ence and over thirty years of sales experience.
Please stop in or call Bill Bowman for all your real estate needs.
179_"1 _1 h 3 a
basically Gulffront) elevated 1,986 sfla 3bed/2bath
home built in 1979 on a 7,000 sflot, was sold 8/19/96,
Anderson to Edwards, for $400,000; list unknown.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 211 Bridgeport,
an elevated 1,150 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 8/19/96, Davidson & Baker to Moore, for
$85,500; list $94,900.
519 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-
level, canalfront 1,677 sfla 2bed/2bath/3cp home built
in 1959 on a 10,800 sf lot, was sold 8/20/96, Drew to
Byrne, for $155,000; list unknown.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander Bystander.
1996, all rights reserved.
''DIAL" DEBBIE DIAL
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
Debbie Dial M Gulfstream
ebie Dial 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
Leasing Manager HOLMES BEACH, FL.
Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
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GULFVIEW Elevator, extra storage,
parking beneath. Tiffany condo, rarely
offered. 2BR/2BA. Offered at
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 2BR/2BA with
lushly landscaped backyard, enclosed
lanai, garage. Well maintained, on dead
end street. $139,900. #TDY16062.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, swim-
ming pool, private beach. North
Holmes Beach location. $1,895,000.
GULF & BAYVIEW CONDOS
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T. Dolly Young
Leading Edge Society
Fax: 941- 778-3035
LONGBOAT KEY ... 3BR/2.5BA home with pool on ca-
nal with Bay access. $295,000. #KS13327.
MVP* Seller will entertain
offers between $72,000 -
$89,000 on a condo with
deeded Gulf access.
SCarol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
HOME ... 2BR/2BA with built-in Jacuzzi. Privacy fence
and fruit trees. $159,000. #KS13913.
TRIPLEX ... *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$650,000 $720,000. 3BR/1.5BA, 2BR/1 BA and efficiency.
Covered parking, direct Gulffront on 2 lots. #KS14087.
TRIPLEX ... 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 1 BR/1BA close to the
beach excellent rental history. $159,900. #KS13966.
NEW LISTING *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$650,000 $790,000. Direct Gulffront. 4 units beautifully
furnished, excellent income, contract with large German
travel agency. Walking distance to stores and restaurants.
Laundry room, outdoor shower, guest bath and shower
downstairs. Walk around the Island from this super com-
MAGNIFICENT VIEW of Sarasota Bay, Longboat Key and Sarasota skyline 3BR/2BA, cathedral ceilings,
fireplace, marble floors, caged pool, security system, gourmet kitchen in El Conquistador area. $895,000.
#66278. Call Karin Stephan, eves. 388-1267.
BAYVIEW lowest priced Imperial House condo with view of the Bay. Seller motivated for a quick sale. Turnkey
furnished. Asking $79,900. #66847. Call Carol Heinze, eves. 778-7246.
MARKET VALUE PRICING* seller will entertain offers between $110,000 $130,000 on this 3BR/2BA Island
home close to Bay & Gulf beaches. Very well maintained, call today. #17126. T. Dolly Young, eves. 778-5427.
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across the street, vaulted beamed ceilings with
fans, white brick fireplace, built-in bookcases and
more! Enjoy the Island lifestyle with income! Tidy
rental apt. includes spacious sundeck and sepa-
rate elec. meter. Only $199,500 including Pre-
ferred One Year Homeowner's Warranty!
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
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Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Gullford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Suzanne Kasten ... 921-4130 Sherry Sasser ... 778-1820
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TWO LOTS CLOSE TO THE BEACH in Anna
Maria. Super location at North Shore and Pine
Ave. Many possibilities here with lots facing
two streets. Perfect for the family retreat.
OWNER WILL FINANCE!!! Now priced at
$150,000 for both lots.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
I [SALES AND RENTALS
S9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
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ini^^^E ITEME I LOST AND FOUND TRANSPORTINoine I
ASSORTED SIZES OF Rolladen storm shutters.
Marble vanity double sink. 1989 Kawasaki jet ski.
Call for prices and sizes. 778-3960.
30" JENN-AIRE STOVE white, self-clean. $250. Full
size baby crib. $45. Phone 779-1801.
ELECTRIC POWER LIFT RECLINER chair. Mauve,
6 months new. Ideal for elderly or handicap person.
$350. Call 778-7637.
7' COUCH & CHAIR with white Chippendale arms,
floral print. White rattan couch & 2 chairs, striped. 4
occasional tables. Call 778-4468.
WASHER GE HEAVY DUTY 7 cycle mini basket $100.
Dinette oak & glass pedestal table, 4 upholstered
chairs with casters. Heavy, nice. $200. 778-2148.
PIANO DEKKER UPRIGHT, needs tuning. Make
offer. Phone 778-6198.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
RUMMAGE SALE Fri., Oct. 4, 9 2. Clothes size
4 XXL, couch, chair, sewing machine, much mis-
cellaneous. St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd
Street, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Fri. & Sat., Oct. 4 & 5, 8 am. Glass-
ware, linens, clothes, kitchen ware, Christmas trims. No
fumiture. 105 11th Street South, Bradenton Beach.
YARD SALE Sat., Oct. 5, 10 3. Air conditioners,
loveseat hide-a-bed, chairs, lamps and lots of
goodies. 423 62nd Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., October 4 & 5, 8 1.
8322 Marina Drive.
HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat. & Sun., Oct. 5 & 6,
9 ? Something for everyone. 3009 Avenue F,
Holmes Beach. Take 31st to Avenue F, left at
SJULIE McCLURE I
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
PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES found at the end
of 66th Street. Turned in at Holmes Beach Police
KEYS, MANY in the vicinity of Island Paradise condo.
Claim at Betsy Hills Real Estate. 778-2291.
LIVE BLOOD CELL nutritional evaluation using dark
field microscope. $15 on October 12. Call Brain Gym
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
FREE PUPPIES German Shepherd/Chow mix. 2
males, 8 9 weeks old. Call 750-9308, leave message.
COLLECTOR ITEM great investment. 93
Mercedes Benz 600 Sel, V12 engine. Amenities in-
clude gray leather. Interested buyers only. Price
negotiable. Inquiries 753-3972.
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your
When buying or
1 :01 selling...
I can make your
oI island dreams
Wagner Realty ~ Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive
1973 350 HONDA low miles. Looks good but needs
little work. Call 779-1777.
1983 CHRYSLER 5TH AVENUE. Needs work. $500.
1980 FORD FUTURA 6 cylinder, air conditioning,
good transportation. $450. 778-7978 or 778-2941.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
SAILBOAT 25' IRWIN with 9.9 Suzuki. Good condi-
tion. $5,000. Please call 778-7710.
SPIRIT SONG CHARTERS pleasure cruises with
Capt. Richard Ardabell. Sunset, Egmont, snorkeling
or just relax and enjoy to view. 778-2195.
1992 BOAT LIFT 10,000 lb., stainless cables & drums,
aluminum cradle. $2,100 OBO. (941) 778-3367.
WANTED FIBERGLASS sailing dinghy, 6' 9'
length. Call 778-2832.
HL IW T
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
AVON EARN MONEY for Christmas. Full or part time.
For information or to buy Avon call 252-4687 pager.
EXPANDING DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS in Central
South America. Looking for serious individual. Bilin-
gual college degree preferred. Part time hours, full
time income potential. Call 331-1297.
VISUAL BASIC EXPERT programmer needed.
Please call 778-6179.
DELI PERSON NEEDED. Apply in person. Jessie's
Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
PART TIME HELP WANTED 6 pm 9 pm. Must be
21 or older. Deli experience preferred. Call Scotty
Anna Maria Canalfront Home By Owner
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
J OFFICE! THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
GREAT GULF PROPERTY
Magnificent home on two lots with 110 ft. Gulf frontage!
Offers master suite with spacious deck overlooking the
gorgeous beach plus 2BR/2BA first level for guests or
family & spacious living area. Customized with lots of
built-in storage and cabinets, wet bar, buffet, two fire-
places and much more! Call for appointment today!
A MA I/
UA LTY C^" EA ESTT
"We ARE the Island.
980M Gul DrOive PO Box 35 An Marm FkwxF d 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
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REDUCED!!! OWNERS MOTIVATED!!!
2BR/1BA, carport and enclosed lanai. Two short blocks to the
beach. Very nice area of newer homes. Affordable Island liv-
ing can be yours for only $119,900.
Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Guf Dnve PO Box 717Ana Maria,FL 34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
PRICE REDUCED BY $10,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2car,
3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including caged
pool. Next to but not on a canal. Owner anx-
ious. $265-,80. Now $255,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
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224 OAK AVE: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, elevated home. Open
and airy, great room/living room with wood burning fire-
place and oak floors. Master suite has his and her walk-in
closets and whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened
deck overlooks the boat ramp and dock with electric and
water hook-up. No bridges. Ample parking and storage
under 2,100 sq. ft. of air conditioned living space.
Asking $349,000 Please call 778-0217.
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Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
RELIABLE CARING COMPANION available days.
Please call 778-7637.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605
MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222..
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
"THE PERFECTIONIST" Cleaning with perfection.
Offices, homes and condos. Ironing too! Call
Sharon at 778-0064.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Get ready for season or just pamper your-
self. Excellent references. Estimate or appointment.
MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING excellent work.
$10 per hour, references. Please beep. 215-5956.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
GENERAL CLEANING & REPAIRS Apartments,
condos, homes, rentals. Weekly, monthly, hourly or
one time. Dependable Island residents. Trustworthy,
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash re-
moval, tree trimming, free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
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.
REASONABLE RESPONSIBLE POOL care. It's
our business. Will handle all your pressure clean-
ing needs. Please call Woodland's Quality Pool
Care at 778-6742.
ATTENTION "ISLANDERS" For A-1 professional de-
tails call Robert. "Best on Island." Boats or cars. 5 years
experience. Phone 792-3386, beeper 749-4686.
EXPERIENCED CNA AVAILABLE for a variety of du-
ties. Cleaning, doctor appointments, shopping, private
care, errands. Call Robert for appointment. 778-5136.
TYPING WORD PROCESSING RESUMES and
more! Could you use an extra two hands? Call
Joanne at 778-4053, leave message.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY
THE #1 RESIDENTIAL RESALE OFFICE IN MANATEE COUNTY!
Debbie Dial Yvonne Higgins Sandy Greiner Jennifer Jones DonSchroder Karen Schroder Barbara Turner
CALL ONE OF OUR ISLAND PROFESSIONALS TODAY!
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL
OCEAN PARK TERRACE CONDO
2BR/2BA beauty with sweeping views of the
Gulf of Mexico and knock out sunsets from
your roof top patio. Private inside spiral stair-
way leads to a spacious patio terrace. Dis-
cover and inviting lifestyle at a price that is
irresistible!Tumkey furnished at $169,000
778-4642 after hours
DIRECT GOLF COURSE -VILLAGE GREEN
Super nice 2BR/2BA with possible third bed-
room, screened-in porch with spa on 6th tee.
Includes all window treatments, hot water re-
covery system, deep well & sprinklers, 3 ceil-
ing fans, large walk-in closet and much more.
PANORAMIC VIEWS OF BIMINI BAYOU!
Newer seawall with private seawalled boat
slip and large dock. Very spacious 3BR/3BA
home with fireplace and low maintenance
stone landscaping. $429,000.
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
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.
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.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
Smith REALTORS welcomes Pat Thompson. A long-time
resident of the Island, Pat has been involved in real estate on
the Island for over 18 years. She has been involved in all as-
pects of real estate from renting and property management to
listing and selling. An avid reader, Pat loves to cook and is ac-
tive in the American Association of University Women, Bradenton Branch, and the Mt. Union
College Alumni Association. She is a member of the Manatee County Board of Realtors and
a professional REALTOR.
Pat, along with the entire SMITH TEAM, wants to serve you better than anyone
on the Island. If what you need has anything to do with selling, buying, renting or manag-
ing real estate, call Pat at 778-6439 evenings.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
S44DALE N ETASSNE13
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NEWLY REMODELED BAYFRONT DUPLEX
With fabulous view, spacious floor plans and
a short walk to the beach. Decor turkey fur-
nished. 2,736 sq. ft. total living area. Large
deep water dock. Offered at $389,000. Call
Dave Moynihan evenings 778-7976.
2BR/1BA totally upgraded unit. New carpet,
breakfast bar, walk-in shower. Low mainte-
nance fees. Priced at $99,900. Call Ed
Oliveira at 778-1751.
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ISLAND DUPLEX GULFVIEW LOT
Best priced duplex on the Island. In a quiet Wooded 100 x 100 lot north of Manatee Ave.
neighborhood & less than one block from with short walk to the beach, zoned single or
great beach. East side seasonal rental. West duplex. Offered at $82,500. Call Dave
side unfurnished annual rental. $129,900. Call Moynihan for details evenings 778-7976.
Ed Oliveira evenings 778-1751.
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
andy Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lan Hauling *By the cut orby the month.
Service G 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
77841345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
\ 78OI345 AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
MA RINAD CR* IH SB C
Island In-Home Consultations
San Complete Interior Design
G.R. SULLIVAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Specialists in Hurricane Resistant
New Construction Remodeling Rennovation
25 Years Experience ., Licensed & Insured
References 794-3260 Lic RR 0047996
DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
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Gary F. Deffenbaugh 6
Licensed-Bonded-lnsured ./aine ,effezn6aigh1I
LOCKOUTS "Professional Excellence"
Interior & Exterior
REKEYINSTALL MASTER Ii & *rior
REKEY INSTALL MASTER Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Locks & Repairs
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
ALOA 778-5594ASIS 778-5594 778-3468
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Fresh mullet T-shirts ... $10
New! Mullet Hats ... $7.50
Mail order add $3. The Islander Bystander
accepts MasterCard and Visa for mullet
shirts, hats and subscription orders.
Just give us a call. 941-778-7978
SEAWALLS LIFTS DOCKS
License #MC00105. Fully insured. Doug Hugenberg
Marine Construction, Inc. Free estimates. Quality
work. Call Doug at 792-5685.
CARPET, VINYL, CERAMIC tile. Sold, installed and
repaired. Excellent prices. All workmanship guaran-
teed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381 or
R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191. 747-
1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
SEAWALL MAINTENANCE joint sealing, weep holes,
back-fill, commercial diving, erosion control. Local ref-
erences, work guaranteed. Call Cliff at 778-7367.
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
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Furnished 1BR
apartment. Private patio, pool, washer/dryer. 211
South Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
ENGLISH TUDOR HOME 4BR/3BA, spectacular
Gulfview on 3 lots of beautiful landscaping. Fireplace,
turret observatory, large screened porch. Everything
you could possibly want in a vacation. Available Nov.
and Dec. Call 778-2206 or 794-8202.
SEASONAL RENTALS Sun Plaza, Martinique, Sandy
Point, River Oaks. Call T. Dolly Young, Realtor- 778-
0766 or 778-5427. The Prudential Florida Realty.
SUN DECK OVERLOOKING GULF and steps to
shops, fine dining, beach, fishing pier. Private,
shaded, fenced yard. Pets OK. Large 1BR/1.5BA
plus 2 sleeping areas. Week/month/year starting at
$350 wk. or $795 mo. 751-3151.
WEEKLY, MONTHLY, ANNUAL rentals from $550
wk. Call Island Real Estate at 778-6066.
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.
CASA SIERRA Relax for a great price! Our 2BR/2BA
condos have privacy plus a huge pool, beautiful gar-
dens. Starting at $350 a week. Call (941) 778-0032.
2BR/1BA CLOSE TO SHOPPING center in Holmes
Beach. Includes dock space. $650 + utilities. 778-7039.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONALS Immaculate 1 & 2
bedroom apartments, turnkey furnished. Stones
throw to Gulf Beach. Summer rates, weekly or
monthly. 778-4368 or 727-8303.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1 block to beach. Beauti-
ful 2BR/2BA duplex with storage and covered parking.
All appliances, washer, dryer. $775 mo. plus $1,000
security. No pets. 209E 71st Street. 778-9689.
CUTE COTTAGE WITH DOCK on ICW. Fully fur-
nished, quiet, breezy, fantastic sunsets. Available
Oct. 1. $800 mo. or $250 wk. 794-5980.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX furnished. 2BR/2BA. 6
months + lease. Adults, no pets. 1st, last, security.
$600 month + utilities. (813) 689-0621.
CUSTOM 2BR/2BA home with 3-car garage, fire-
place and Jacuzzi in Anna Maria City. $1,200 mo.
Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A. (941) 778-2291.
BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT 1BR/1BA unfurnished
apartment. Deck, boat dock, 1 block to beach. Also
two apartments poolside, off Island. Private, quiet.
Privacy plus on this 2BR/2BA canalfront home on
double lot in Anna Maria City. $1,100 mo. Call Betsy
Hills Real Estate, P.A. (941) 778-2291.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartment. Lovely 2BR
furnished interior, convenient location. Patio, deck.
Vacation, week and season. No pets. (941) 778-3143.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental. 2BR/1 BA, washer/
dryer hook-up. Available November. Quiet location. No
dogs. $625 mo. 1st, last, security. 778-0217.
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
SKern Construction, Inc.
BUILDING AND REMODELING
Michael S. Kem 198 49th St. W.
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Rules in effect for Manatee County:
Lawn andlandscape watering limited to two days a week.
>- Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):Tues& Sat. C
S>- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N-Z): Wed & Sun. *
>- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Irriga
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GULFFRONT, BAYFRONT, CANALFRONT and no
front vacation rentals still available. Call Betsy Hills
Real Estate, P.A. (941) 778-2291.
ANNUAL RENTALS Newly refurbished, unfurnished
apartments. 2BR/1BA near beach in Anna Maria and
2BR/2BA Gulfview in Holmes Beach. $575 & $1,000
mo. plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.
ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR/1BA walking distance to
beach. 3008 Avenue E, Holmes Beach. $850 mo.
Call Island Real Estate at 778-6066.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA PLUS 3rd bedroom/den in Key
Royale. Furnished canalfront home includes 2-car
garage, large utility room with washer/dryer, modern
kitchen. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate at 778-1450 for
YEARLY RENTAL FURNISHED 1 bedroom. Suit-
able for older or single person. 203 Peacock, Holmes
Beach. $450 mo. Utilities not included. 778-1546.
SEASONAL AVAILABLE DEC. (minimum 4 mo.)
Cute 2BR/1BA lower duplex, 1 block to beach. North
Holmes Beach. $1,300 mo. 778-6198.
ANNUAL 1 BR/1BA, private lanai, storage shed, one
block to shopping. $535 mo. plus security. Washer/
dryer hook-up available. 778-5143.
SHARE 2BR/2BA CONDO on the beach. Lanai,
swimming pool, roof garden, covered parking, fur-
nished. $500, share utilities. Call (941) 778-6196.
WANTED TO RENT February & March, 1997. One
or two bedroom house or first floor condo on Anna
Maria Island. Retired professional couple. Non-
smokers. Mid teens price per month. Principles only.
Please phone (508) 420-2001.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR furnished
apartment across street from beach. Please call for
rwnoe information 778-2720 after 3 pm. Keith.
EFFICIENCIES FROM $140 WK for one person from
$175 wk. for two. Excellent off season vacation and
temporary relocation rates until Dec. 15, 1996. Haley's
Motel, 8102 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-5405.
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
TRAILER 30 X 8 W/SCREENED lanai, carport, new
carpet. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. For
information call 746-1058 or 747-7290.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE condo for sale by owner.
Priced for quick sale. $143,000. 3BR/2BA. Call for
WEST BAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA ground
floor end unit. Sunny, renovated. Agents protected.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2BA condo on Palma
Sola Bay. Deep water canal, dock & davits, seawall,
2 pools, clubhouse, tennis. $159,900. (941) 792-
7122 for appointment.
PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO gated community.
2BR/2BA, 2nd floor. Large open layout, gorgeous
lake view from screened lanai and living room.
$94,000. Call 761-8063.
TRIPLEX BRADENTON BEACH great investment.
Close to beach and Bay. Fully leased. Call Jack
McCormick broker, Kevin Levins Realty, 383-5577.
$167,000 ANNA MARIA CITY! 2BR/2BA with spa-
cious guest suite in tip top condition! Double garage!
Towne & Shore Realty, 778-7980.
PERICO BAY CLUB by owner. Lovely lakeside villa,
2BR/2BA, many extras. Garage, 24 hour security,
tennis, pools, clubhouse. Immediate occupancy.
Price negotiable. 778-1827.
RELOCATING FOR SALE BY OWNER one block to
wide, sandy Holmes Beach. Ground level, 3BR/2BA,
large Florida room plus 1BR/1BA income or extended
family apartment. Remodeled '95 '96 roof, air condi-
tioning, plumbing, electric. Too many upgrades to list.
A must see! Priced at $277,000. 778-1534.
PUT YOUR BUSINESS HERE Industrial/commercial
condo. Many uses. $49,900. Yvonne Higgins, Re/
Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
3BR/2BA, 4 6 CAR GARAGE, luxury bath, large
screened lanai, metal roof, walk to beach and fishing
pier. Quiet Anna Maria. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
$95,000 BUYS THIS 2BR/2BA condo. Pool, walk to
beach. Great home or rental. Yvonne Higgins, Re/
Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
4 OR 5BR/3BA HOUSE, North Holmes Beach. New
kitchen, tile and carpet. Duplex zoned, dock. Asking
PRICE REDUCED 2BR/2BA canalfront home in
Anna Maria. Now $209,000. Call Tom Nelson, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066 for all the details and your
COMMERCIALRETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE for rent
in Holmes Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
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IMD PAGE 28 0 OCTOBER 3, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
PUZZLE OF THE FUTURE
BY MERL REAGLE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
I Dove home
5 Futuristic genre
16 Heart hurt
17 "Is Paris
18 "Who controls
the past controls
the future" book,
22 See 18-Across
24 Quiz feature:
25 Put -- to
26 1958 Ritchie
27 "We please"
28 Did salon work
32 Does hand
33 They can give
34 Utah park
36 Alpaca's home
38 Nevada county
40 The Mariners'
42 Night sight
44 She wrote "The
Wave of the
47 Kind of lighting
50 Soft palate
55 S. C. Johnson's
Future, for one
57 "The Once and
60 To fly on Alitalia
61 1945 conference
62 "Do Ya" rock
63 "Future noir"
film of 1982
67 Sheet music
68 The bucking
72 "The future
75 "He's a little
79 Pacific islander
80 6 on your dial
84 Dove home
86 Flat friend
88 Colombia city
93 Pot emission
96 Not be discreet
97 Classic Burris-
99 Greeting for
101 Reason foran
103 Relates again
104 Certain berth
city in Illinois
110 They released
"Days of Future
Passed" in 1967
112 "Back to the
114 Author of"The
Army of the
115 Will Durant's
'116 Question session
117 Future et al.
118 Reunion group
119 Ex-"Ellen" actor
2 Big Band singer
4 Orinoco shocker
6 Fulfilled a
7 Where Qum is
8 Futura maker
9 Party outsider:
11 Takes one's
12 Lay one's mitts
13 "Comin -!"
(3-D western of
14 Attach anew, as
15 Navy enlistee
21 Crunch's rank
22 Awfully long
23 White house
bud, in the
26 Lady of Brazil
30 "The lady-
34 Today's dodo
35 Literary plotter
37 Old Italian royal
41 It's hard, on
43 Actress Lenska
45 Abbr. at an
48 Horse color
49 "Hee Haw"
51 Cousin of
55 Long suit
56 Wipe out again
57 Popular mints
58 Isle be seeing
59 On-line need
65 Admissions post
69 They may clash
on the set
70 Future doctors'
73 No, in circular
74 Future teller
76 A Pointer sister
77 "Brave New
78 Manger upgrade
81 Hidalgo hi
83 Maker of
85 "Fall River
87 Passing piece
90 Extremely busy
91 Two-legged rifle
92 e. e. cummings.
95 Soccer game
97 Greenish blues
98 Pile particle
100 Papyrus's family
105 Strikeout king
108 "Turandot" tune
III Airport shuttle
113 Spreadsheet pro
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SIX BEDROOM WATERFRONT $589,000
B,:'al'er a dr,r-am hrom n pmirrn Ba, M.an, up.
gra,,: iedr,'-,:,r :,-, : c...al dc, i. : fjd li :.r lar.e
boats. Located on Key Royale on quiet cul-de-
sac. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791.
LUXURY TOWNHOME TENNIS
PLAYER'S DELIGHT $229,000 l-Jr.
E. : l i -. r. :u-: rjrr ,l Iu rrni: "h e I-.d .:, t..-. :.
2 bath. Large pool, clubhouse, tenriil galore.
Garage. Please call Rose Schnoerr 383-3708.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND $199,000 -.-E -
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
$ 130,000 D .:..-.., l ,r .:..-r..- r uril ..er I. Ir,,l
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SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUM $165,0
vaaC',' ,ilh bOal dC.C k :,:. i.e '.11 Fi:
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COMMERCIAL BUILDING NEAR 1-75
$285,000 8776- q lI icmmer-,_al bulldng 'n
cul-de-sac oil Hvy 64 e- a i .l rear i."c. irier-
charge Clear & modern lullv lar :indinC:.r d
Zoned C G Call Wall Scrhnoerr 778-2,'6
HANDYMAN DUPLEX $114,000 ,I:- I:,
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PERICO BAY 2 CAR GARAGE $144,500
ProlIessionarlly decoraled li,4 marble llcor
2BE q2BA glass. encl- E-d -slarna, 'lr leA culi
der sac po.lg, -lernnr .pu1llr. gre-: .l 3
Sarnd, iMorqan 778.2261
KEY ROYALE BEST BUY REDUCED
$214,000 .-IellTmari a.n'ed ;6iR,8. rme .r, '
lerr, ,:all :r,1 ,- h.o ,er :.r ai i h ,:,re-r cc 8 "b : -,r
POINT WEST VILLA $66,900 -BR;E'A Ilo
.: 3rer,1 ira pr.ae ,',rTc murI, -C lu h rue pool
-. :unlr' :, l-n f Refnrr iral':,r 'C hIoit alert
hearer 1 -e:ar old rJew ":reer, porch Call Paul
RIVERFRONT $222,000 1:0 ,V iel Ire
I.Anate. -- -r ar ,.ur a.: d.oor -. el ba for
v.i ac:, ThN : A R 1 ;84 '." a .:,:.,r r r, ,h l.a-,Aay
c ,.r r. r I : .:.:l :.ppr.. Call Lu
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SABAL PALMS GARDEN
2BR/2BA, cerarnc/mlC e tican iile.
nevw carpel $57 500
2BR,'2BA in.esi.rnenl $$$
maker $54 900
2BR newly decorated Berber
carpel & lots ol tile $56 500
1BR/1 5BA spacious unit
Call Donna Mosley 795-6142
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