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Laura Diamond and
her dog, Diamond,
found flood waters
rising at 10p.m.
Monday in Holmes
waves, coupled with a
storm surge and high
tide pushed ahead of
".Anna Maria Island
with water Monday
S -night. Much of the
Island was without
through the night, the
Cortez Bridge was
closed and a state of
one was seriously
injured and damage
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By David Futch
Islanders received a rude warning on the power of
storms when Tropical Storm Josephine, packing better
than 50 mph winds on Anna Maria, tore through the
region Monday night.
Although the full force of the storm was directed
at the Big Bend area of Florida, Anna Maria Island was
not spared a fringe of the wet, windy storm.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner said the
storm devastated Island beaches.
"We took a severe hit on our beach. A lot of it is
gone," he said. "Major damage was done to our beach.
The beach is not only for our pleasure but for our de-
In an emergency meeting Tuesday morning,
Holmes Beach City Council members declared the city
a disaster area, VanWagoner said.
Early estimates indicate up to 60 feet of beach was
lost along the beachfront in Anna Maria, Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach.
The late-night high tide and storm surge caused
flooding throughout the Island and roads filled with
sand as Gulf waters rolled down streets.
A five-foot-deep sinkhole swallowed a Ford
Bronco in the 1400 block of Gulf Drive in Bradenton
In Anna Maria, Bob Hilton described the flooding:
Former Anna Maria
72, died Friday, Oct. 4
in his Anna Maria
home. He served on
the Anna Maria City
Commission six years
in the early 1980s.
Please see Obitu-
aries, page 13.
"I jumped out of bed about 10 last night (Monday)
and went sploosh. There was 18 inches of water in the
house. I was walking by 307 Pine Store near North
Shore and there were shiners and shrimp in the water
on the sidewalk."
A large section of the north end was without power
Tuesday. Power lines were down at two different loca-
tions on North Shore Drive.
An Australian pine tree closed North Shore Drive
north of the Rod & Reel Pier when limbs fell across the
road. Two more trees at Pine Street on the Gulf fell
across a house, crushing its deck and a Hobie catama-
ran. Gulf waters undermined a log cabin house just
north of Pine Street.
Emergency officials closed the Cortez Bridge
shortly before 9 p.m. Fire district personnel reported
Gulf Drive was impassable from 2200 North to 8th
Shortly after closing the Cortez Bridge, officials
began preventing traffic from coming to Anna Maria
Island along the causeway on Manatee Avenue. Traf-
fic was permitted to leave the Island but not to enter.
Longboat Key residents were doubly stranded -
with flooding throughout much of Bradenton Beach
and St. Armands Circle covered with water, no ingress
or egress for key residents was possible.
Much of Gulf Drive was inundated by the rush of
waves from the Gulf and high tides.
Capt. Richard Losek of the Anna Maria Fire Dis-
trict said emergency calls were coming in until 5 a.m.
Tuesday and firefighters responded to 37 incidents.
"We've been up all night. Power lines down, arc-
ing lines, electric shorts in homes, but not many medi-
cal calls," he said. "There was flooding throughout the
Island. Bradenton Beach was impassable."
Buddy Watts, Bradenton Beach public works di-
rector, said there was a considerable amount of sand on
side streets and at least one tree down.
Some residents of Sandpiper Mobile Resort and
Pines Trailer Park were evacuated to the clubhouses as
were some visitors in Gulffront resorts in Bradenton
"Most of our damage came from sand and quite a
few homes were flooded," he said. "Overall we made
out pretty good. It could have been worse."
Phil Charnock, Anna Maria public works director,
said workers are trying to get the city drained and the
worst damage appears to be at the log cabin house at
100 Sycamore and another home at 107 Seagrape Lane.
Telephone, cable television and power to some
homes along North Shore Drive were out Tuesday, he
"Telephone and cable TV may be sketchy for
awhile because of a downed line at Cypress and North
Shore," Charnock said. "There's also some road dan-
age there and the walkover at Spring Avenue is out and
unsafe. The Sandbar Restaurant did exceedingly well."
Holmes Beach's VanWagoner agreed the damage
could have been more intense.
"We got through it fairly well. It was a close call
on the storm surge," he said. "Water did flood many
homes in the southeast area of the city and Sixth Av-
enue suffered as it usually does and we're going to have
to address that."
Jesse Davis, Manatee County Utilities supervisor,
said his office sent a sewer and water crew to the Island
Monday at 8 p.m. to check on an eight-inch water main
near the two sinkholes in Bradenton Beach. No dam-
age was reported.
"We were concerned about the area from 1300 to
1600 block of Gulf Drive," he said. "If that main breaks
and we get saltwater intrusion, we have to shut off
water to most of the Island."
Holmes Beach police reported little in the way of
crime. According to one officer, high water and dis-
abled vehicles filled most of their evening.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ............................. ............. 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Streetlife .................................................... 18
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 20
Crossword puzzle..................................... 28
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
OCTOBER 10, 1996
IE PAGE 2 0 OCTOBER 10, 1996 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Mayor, council at odds over bridge meeting
By Pat Copeland
A disagreement between Holmes Beach Mayor
Bob VanWagoner and Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
last week led to council members questioning their
roles as liaisons.
The problem began when she was invited to a Fri-
day meeting of the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization by Mike Guy, MPO executive
director, Whitmore said. The meeting was set to dis-
cuss funding options for the Key Royale Bridge.
Whitmore is the council's liaison for roads, bridges and
"I came by the mayor's office today to inform him
of my call and was told that I was not to attend the
meeting, and that he was CEO (chief executive officer)
of the city and I was just legislative," Whitmore said
in a memo to council. "I told him I was attending."
Whitmore said she called Guy who told her it was
a public meeting and Council Chairman Luke Courtney
was also attending.
VanWagoner responded with a memo to all coun-
cil members titled, "Interference with city administra-
tion." He said he thought the meeting was to have lim-
ited attendance and he asked that Courtney be included
so he could have a witness, because Courtney is deputy
mayor and because Courtney was present when the
engineers made their report on the bridge.
"I resent Ms. Whitmore not reporting this to me
earlier, nor asking whether her attendance was wise and
appropriate," VanWagoner wrote. "I consider this an
improper interference by a member of the city legisla-
ture with the proper authority given by the charter to
the mayor in his capacity a chief executive."
... and the meeting
result: Key Royale
5 years away
unless city pays
Holmes Beach officials are in a royal quandary
over what to do with the Key Royale Bridge:
They can wait and hope to get state money to re-
place the aging span, a process that could take about
five years if the bridge is still standing that long, or
They can use city funds to replace the span, prob-
ably depleting their sales-tax capital improvement projects
and dooming any hope of a new city hall complex.
Officials and residents met with Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation and regional transportation
planners last week to discuss funding options. Bridge
replacement costs are estimated at $711,000, not in-
cluding right of way acquisition. DOT has already
committed to about $100,000 in design fees for the
Despite the "serious condition" bridge inspectors
gave the Key Royale Bridge earlier this year, the bridge
is ranked in a series of different places on different
priority lists none highly advantageous for funding
outside of city coffers. The listings include:
40th on the statewide off-system non-federal
bridge replacement list by the DOT. About three
bridges are replaced annually from that fund.
20th on the "any fund" list for projects within the
area. Holmes Beach is competing with all cities in
Manatee and Sarasota counties in this category.
Sixth on the local DOT district list. The listing
goes to state officials for determination.
First on the off-state-system bridge list. There is
no money in that funding category, though.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner described the bridge con-
dition as a "crisis."
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Director
Mike Guy said if the next bridge inspection revealed
the structure was deteriorating further and at a more
rapid rate, the chances were good that it would be
moved higher on the priority funding categories.
However, Guy added that "this is a city street and
the Key Royale Bridge is a city bridge."
Guy urged the city to evaluate the bridge inspec-
tion reports to determine the rate of deterioration to
come up with a model of how long the bridge would
VanWagoner said Whitmore's interference and
"insistence that she be a party to all executive or other
sessions" risks the city's firm position on funding aid
for the bridge. He asked council's "admonition to Ms.
Whitmore that she follow the chief executive's nego-
tiating plans, with a guarantee of full briefing as events
At last week's council meeting, VanWagoner
amended his memo and said all council members could
attend the meeting.
"I worry about the fact that you or anybody else
thinks that when you are elected to this council you
give up your citizenship," Councilman Don Maloney
pointed out. "That's not the case. If she or I or anybody
wants to go to any meeting that any government orga-
nization in this country has, I am free to go."
VanWagoner said it was a misuse of Whitmore's
assigned role as liaison, and that the funding negotia-
tions are sensitive and require a lead negotiator and a
"I'm not talking about negotiating; I'm talking
about attending," Maloney retorted. "If I'd known
about the meeting, I would want to go and listen. Our
job is to approve and in order for me to accurately ap-
prove anything, I want as much information as I can get
my hands on."
Courtney said he was the only council member
"I believe Carol was the proper person to have
been called," Councilwoman Billie Martini said. "She
is liaison to roads and bridges. You aren't. We are all
liaisons to various committees. We have been bypassed
on a lot of things, because the mayor's been using the
vice chairman. I am very upset about this."
VanWagoner said council members misunderstand
what the liaison position means.
"It is between the administration and the council,
not between the city and outside," he said. "You work
with our department heads."
"Who do I call if a resident complains about the
garbage," asked Maloney, the council's garbage liai-
VanWagoner said he should call the public works
department, not Waste Management.
"Then I don't know what I'm doing with that job,"
Maloney retorted. "How about dropping us a note and
telling us what our job is as liaisons?"
"We are the city council," Courtney said. "Our job
is a legislative function. We do not administer this city.
There are certain committees which we wanted to form
that are outside of the administration. Liaison is with
the administration. We make the laws. We don't have
to ride herd over them."
Councilman Ron Robinson said these types of dis-
agreements should be settled in private, not during a
"We can't talk to one another because of the Sun-
shine law," Whitmore responded. "The only one we
can talk to is the mayor. If I feel the mayor is not lis-
tening to me and I'm not being treated fairly on what
I think are my responsibilities as a council member,
then I have to come to you.
"I may be a liaison, but I never get informed about
anything. I don't think that's fair and I don't think the
mayor should be making decisions like he's making
without at least talking to the council."
VanWagoner said he would write a memo on the
duties of the liaisons.
Dan Goodchild was sworn into office last week after the Bradenton Beach City Council appointed him to fill
Dick Suhre's term until the December election. City Clerk Alice Baird, left, conducted the swearing-in while
Goodchild's wife, JoAnn, watched. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Mayor, attorney differ on charter board
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner and City
Attorney Patricia Petruff offered opinions on the char-
ter review commission's last meeting in which it failed
to pass its proposed revisions to the city charter.
In a surprise vote at that meeting, three members
voted against the recommended changes drawn up by
the city attorney. Each change had been previously
approved in meetings held throughout the summer. All
changes must be approved by a vote of four of the five
members and sent to the city council for approval.
The action raised several questions which Petruff re-
sponded to last week. She noted that the board has the
authority to adopt its own rules of procedure but it did not.
Therefore, there is no basis for her to determine if the com-
mission followed appropriate procedures, she said.
"It is my understanding that the proposed amend-
ments were considered individually and passed in prior
meetings with the appropriate vote," she said. "The
question then becomes whether a separate vote specifi-
cally to present the proposed amendments is necessary
or required. The charter is silent on this issue."
Petruff recommended the minutes of the board's
previous meetings be reviewed to determine the intent
of the commission at the time each vote was taken.
"It may make a difference how those motions were
worded as to whether or not a separate vote was re-
quired in order to present the amendment package to
the city council," she pointed out.
However, VanWagoner had different views about
the issue. He maintained that the commission had al-
ready adopted the amendments at previous meetings,
the proposed amendments were put into ordinance
form by Petruff, and the commission did not need to
approve them again but only review them for accuracy.
"Thus the request of the commission chairman for
a motion to transmit the ordinance to council was un-
necessary and out of order," he concluded. "So was the
motion and voting that followed."
He said the proposed amendments should be for-
warded to the council for a vote.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M OCTOBER 10, 1996 0 PAGE 3 ID
Islanders assist injured dolphin
By Jim Hanson
"We were just very lucky we could do some good.
Not many people get to hold a dolphin."
That seemed to express the reaction of Holmes
Beach women after getting word that "their" dolphin
had died last week.
They had spent many deep-night hours walking the
gravely ill dolphin, named Mark, around his tank at
Mote Marine Laboratory after he beached himself on
Longboat Key Sept. 17. They don't feel their efforts
Anne-Marie Shurina, who expressed gratitude for
their good luck in helping ease Mark's last nights, said she
plans to do more of the same when dolphins need it.
Vicki Lansen, who works at the public defender's
office, noted she was busy almost around the clock but
"I was so busy I didn't have time not to go" to Mark's
Pam Fortenberry, who worked with dolphins for 13
years before her first child took her off the job five
years ago, said, "I hope we gave him some comfort."
Until coming here she did theme park shows with
trained dolphins, and captured dolphins and acclimated
them to humans and captivity and took them to Europe
as show dolphins. She also worked in dolphin research
in the Florida Keys.
Shurina, a New York City police officer who re-
tired on disability and came to Anna Maria Island, said
she and her two friends volunteered for the late-night
shifts to walk Mark around in the tank's water and keep
his blowhole above the water so he could breathe. He
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was "in really bad condition and I guess there was
never much hope."
Jay Gorzelany agreed. In charge of Mote's strand-
ing program, he has seen many dolphins come and go
and said that long-term infections, liver and lung prob-
lems, deep shark bites and extreme old age made
Mark's situation irreversible, so "we had to euthanize
him last week to end his suffering."
Scientists believe that a dolphin so weak that it
can't support itself and is about to sink and drown will
beach itself to be able to keep on breathing.
"The animal was suffering from severe emaciation,
infection, parasitism and shark wounds," Gorzelany
Preliminary results of a postmortem examination
indicated the dolphin died of extensive infections com-
pounded by several severe shark wounds.
Anna Maria City
10/17, 7:30 p.m., Code Enforcement Board
10/14, 6:15 p.m., Citizens' Advisory Task Force
10/17, 7 p.m., Council meeting
10/10, 9 a.m., Council work session on
comprehensive plan amendments
10/15, 9 a.m., Council work session on
comprehensive plan amendments
10/17, 9 a.m., Council work session on
comprehensive plan amendments
10/14, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Control District
Commission, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
10/16, 7 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND LONGBOAT KEY
IJ PAGE 4 E OCTOBER 10, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Tropical Storm Josephine
covers Island with water
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Watery streets and downed tree limbs. Islander Photo: Courtesy Carolyn Pepka
Poinsettia looked more like a river than a street. Islander Photo: David Futch
Pines toppled into this beachfront house on Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy
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While repercussions of the presidential debate is
still echoing in their ears, Bradenton Beach voters have
one more political challenge coming up: qualification
is next week for three city council seats for the Dec. 3
Qualifying for positions to fill wards 1, 2 and 4 be-
gin at noon Monday, Oct. 14 and close at noon Friday,
Oct. 18. The seats on the council are currently filled by
Dan Goodchild, Gail Cole and John Kaufmann, respec-
Prospective city council members need to fill out
an form guaranteeing their residency, provide signa-
tures of 10 registered Bradenton Beach voters and pay
a $45 filing fee on a campaign account to qualify as a
candidate. They also must have lived within the ward
for at least six months.
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IIF PAGE 6 0 OCTOBER 10, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
In a pickle
Tropical storm Josephine left some Islanders and
Key residents in a pickle. No matter how much evacu-
ation planning Island and state officials do, no amount
of planning can save people trapped by high winds and
water with no road to escape on.
In the height of the storm on Monday night, from
8 p.m. to high tide at 11 p.m., police, sheriff s deputies
and emergency personnel struggled to answer the calls
for assistance and evacuation.
A decision earlier in the evening not to activate the
Emergency Operations Center may have been short-
sighted. In the last five years, any storm of consequence
has resulted in flooding in the mobile home parks in
Bradenton Beach and a fearful evacuation at the
height of the storm.
Early in the evening during the heavy downpour,
reports of flooding at the intersection of Cortez Road
and Gulf Drive seemed certain to result in closure of
the road, and consequently, the bridge. Shortly before
9 p.m., we overheard an official report from the east
side of the bridge that he would return by Manatee
Avenue to the Island the bridge was closed.
The road was reported by emergency officials to be
impassable from 22nd Street North to Eighth Street
South in Bradenton Beach at 9 p.m.
That left most of the residents in Bradenton Beach
stranded. More so, for with St. Armands Circle south
of Longboat Key closed off, all of Longboat Key was
trapped in homes, hotels, resorts and condominiums.
Shades of John D. McDonald's novel, Condo-
It left us to wonder: What is the plan?
If the plan is to leave the Island, how will it be
possible in the conditions that surround tropical storm
systems? After all, we were 200 miles from the center
Driving from town early on Monday, before the
heavy rain and high tide, we noted how significant
flooding along the causeway would prevent any exit on
Ironically, the flooding we witnessed on Island
streets would have prevented almost any vehicle from
evacuating. Fire engines were limited in access by one
to two-and-a-half feet of water on the roads. A county
bus, unable to reach flooded areas, awaited evacuees
from Bradenton Beach at the Manatee Public Beach.
After the downpour and the backup in the storm
drains from high tide, the washover of waves from the
Gulf exacerbated the roads, leaving Islanders stranded.
All the planning seems for naught if it can't be put into
action in time to avoid leaving citizens stranded in mobile
homes and flooded houses and beachfront resorts.
Who didn't see this coming?
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SLICK 'The perils of Josephine' By Egan
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Ditch slogan proposal
This is in response to the Holmes Beach mayor's
"Anna Maria Island Slogan" proposal.
A slogan would tend to make the Island more
popular with more traffic but won't keep the Island
"quaint." Isn't that the reason Islanders opposed the
If the mayor has nothing else to do but want slo-
gans for the Island, I can recommend he put an effort
into the drainage problem and to repaint the yellow
lines in the streets to avoid head-on collisions.
Maybe I voted for the wrong person.
Barbara and Fred Andrews, Holmes Beach
Ardren needs to fish for solutions
As usual Bob Ardren's us-against-them mentality
overlooks the real problem.
The same day he was ranting about the mean
people who live in the village on Longboat Key who
were trying to find a solution to the problem of the
dumping of trash and vandalism around the fishing
pier, the headline in the Islander was telling of the same
problems at the Anna Maria pier.
Instead of making snide remarks, Bob, you should
have written a column taking to task those who cause
these problems on both islands, telling of how a self-
ish few can cause problems that detract from the joy
and beauty of living on these islands and force limits
to be put on everyone.
Come on, Bob, cut out the pettiness and use your
column to benefit all the wonderful people who live on
Chuck Finlon, Village of Longboat Key
No, no, Bradenton Beach
When my parents first brought me to Anna Maria
Island in 1936, the only bridge to the Island was the old
rickety one at Bradenton Beach.
How happy I am that the sages of Bradenton Beach
were not around then to greet us with that incredible
The bridge, the mosquitoes, the snakes and cock-
roaches were not enough to make us turn back but
that sign sure would have!
Today I might be singing the praises of Siesta Key
Peggy Blassingame Diamant, Anna Maria City
Coast Guard overzealous
on spacing law
I am an avid reader of the Islander and especially
enjoy the special interest columns.
"Coast Lines" is of particular interest to me and
I'm sure a great service to the community and public,
as is the U.S. Coast Guard service itself.
However, the Coast Guard reports on what I think
is an "overkill," to wit, citing operators of 15 foot -
17 foot boats for improperly spaced vessel registration
letters and numbers. Making an issue of say a half to
three-quarter inch spacing is ludicrous on these "bath
tubs," albeit there are specific regulations regarding
I am not implying that I lack respect for the Coast
Guard and the invaluable service it renders with dedi-
cation. I do respect it and have many reasons to do so
based on much experience and association.
Motor vehicle police would run out of paper if they
cited every vehicle operator for license plates that
couldn't properly be read. I'd venture to say 50 per cent
of vehicles in our state have license plate data which
cannot be read or seen due to a frame covering up the
name of the county, for example. There is a fire truck
in Holmes Beach with half of its plate covered up with
Come on Coast Guard, be realistic!
R. E. Calhoun, Holmes Beach
Anna Maria bike path
really is needed
I agree with the Islander's editorial 100 per cent
which stated, "The bicycle path in Anna Maria was
Absolutely. It is so dangerous driving when bicy-
clists are on the road. I hope they reconsider and build
a bike path!
Keep up the good work on your editorials. My
family and I can't wait to get back to Anna Maria.
John Bacich, Minneapolis
THOSE WERE THfE AYS
Part 5, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
The torpedoing of the British liner Lusitania on May 8, 1915, with the loss of
1,198 lives, turned the American people against the German nation.
At 11 p.m. on the second day of
December 1917 a troop train chugged
out of Washington, D.C.'s Union Sta-
tion and seven hours later deposited sev-
eral hundred soldiers at the principal
government dockyard in Jersey City,
There they boarded the government
ferry Grand Republic for the short trip
up the Hudson River to Hoboken where
two troop transports were waiting. Both
were confiscated German liners.
SAccording to the meticulously kept
diary of Will Austin, friend of Clair
Jones of Anna Maria Key, their outfit -
Company E, Second Battalion, Sixth
Engineers was assigned to the Huron
(formerly the Frederic deGrosse). It
would carry 2,300 doughboys and six
generals to France.
The First Battalion was to sail in
style on the luxury liner George Wash-
ington so named by the German gov-
ernment in pre-war times when it was a
great favorite of American travelers to
Europe. It could accommodate 7,000
The convoy left New York harbor
the night of Dec. 6, heading southward
to avoid the German submarines infest-
ing the Atlantic. For the next four days
the ships traveled their zigzag courses in
calm seas. In the tropics Will marveled
at the sunsets, though to Clair they
couldn't rival Anna Maria's.
One night a hot gale that swept in
from the south turned the sea into a vast
cauldron of heaving billows.
"Nearly everyone is seasick except
Clair and me, so we engineers have to
do all the guard duty," Will wrote.
When bright skies came again, the
men did calisthenics on deck and played
cards. At night the ship was dark, smok-
ing on deck was forbidden. Boredom
made the days long and tempers short
Then, on Dec. 17, almost within
sight of the shores of France, a vicious
Will Austin described it afterwards
in his diary:
"A terrible storm struck the Bay of
Biscay, or 'Sailor's Grave,' as it is bet-
ter known. I was on guard that night, got
a drenching and damaged my arm.
Ruined my rifle.
"One sailor went overboard from
Destroyer 38 and was lost. One went
overboard from our escort, the cruiser
Montana, but was picked up after being
in the water 20 minutes.
"One gun crew (four men) from
our ship was lost and six men of the
Sixth Engineers. Twelve lifeboats were
smashed to bits and we went without
food for 36 hours.
"It was difficult to keep kettles on
stoves or manage utensils of any kind.
And impossible to get dry foods from
the stock in the hold on account of the
dangers from shifting cargo. During the
night some wires on our ship got en-
tangled, causing a signal from the pilot
house to the engine room to be misin-
terpreted as signaling 'to the boats.'
"Clair (a seasoned seafarer) de-
clared, 'I'm not going. I figure a small
boat wouldn't last 20 minutes in a sea
like this. And I figure I can stay dry
here in my bunk for at least 30 minutes
"The storm lasted for three days
and then we had to contend with float-
ing mines that had broken loose. The
Huron received orders by wireless not
to continue on our course to port be-
cause of danger from the wayward
"After sailing back and forth in the
Bay of Biscay for some time, on Dec.
20 we finally dropped anchor in the
harbor of St. Marzan at 2:30 p.m. (The
George Washington sailed for another
port; it was too large to enter the locks
at St. Marzan.)"
It was Dec. 23 when the Huron fi-
nally docked. The troops, many of
them sick, were still on shipboard on
Christmas Day. They celebrated the
holiday quietly with divine service and
turkey for dinner.
*The George Washington was the most
famous of the vessels that landed two million
American fighting men in France in 1917-18.
A 34-year-old artillery captain, Harry S.
Truman, was a passenger in April 1918. Presi-
dent Woodrow Wilson boarded it with other
delegates bound for the Paris Peace Conference
eight months later.
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'War on red tide' receives financial boost
By Paul Roat
"Red tide is a scourge, a plague that effects every-
one living on the Gulf Coast."
That assessment was the consensus of business
leaders from Anna Maria to Siesta Key at a breakfast
seminar on red tide last week. Everyone seems to agree
that the tiny plant with big impacts on beachgoers'
sandy pleasure and deadly effects on fish should be
It's just that no one seems quite certain how to stop
red tide, a problem that has been recorded throughout
the world since Biblical times.
It's a refusal to "accept the status quo" that
prompted Longboat Key Town Commissioner Jim
Patterson to "declare war on red tide" and create a red
tide-fighting organization called Solutions To Avoid
START has retained Mote Marine Laboratory re-
searchers to monitor red tide in the Gulf of Mexico.
Patterson said the organization has also retained the
services of a Woods Hole, Mass., scientist, Dr. Don
Anderson, to look into global information on the micro-
organism and see what other countries, especially Ja-
pan, are doing to combat their own "scourges."
Like any war, though, the battle against red tide
travels on its wallet. Patterson, a retired general, has
proven to be a highly effective financial recruiter,
which was part of the reason behind last week's semi-
nar with members of the chambers of commerce from
Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Siesta Key.
Patterson and START raised more than $50,000
earlier this year, with more matching funds promised,
to begin intensive research into determining causes and
devising ways to combat the effects of red tide.
Patterson said the U.S. Congress approved $3 mil-
lion in funding this year for red tide research. Congress-
man Dan Miller of Bradenton has also proposed an
additional $800,000 be spent to study red tide impacts
on manatees. Earlier this year, 150 manatees died of red
tide in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.
Ironically, the congressional appropriations come
nowhere close to matching money lost locally to busi-
nesses during the April 1995 to April 1996 red tide
outbreak in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
Sarasota Visitor and Convention Bureau Executive
Director Larry Marthaler said red tide and the accom-
panying loss of tourists to the county produced a $3
million shortfall in revenue to motels, restaurants and
other businesses that rely on visitors.
"On the tourist side, it's a very serious issue,"
Marthaler said. "It's a pain in the neck when we have
it." He said Sarasota County lost more than 5,400 visi-
tors due to the persistent red tide outbreak.
Restaurateur Ed Chiles, who owns three restau-
rants on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, said the
algae bloom cost him $300,000.
"I've been in business here for .17 years, and I'm
familiar with red tide," Chiles said. "It's been around
for a long time, but the frequency and intensity seem
to be increasing. Everyone has difficulties in dealing
with business, but it is the unseen, unfightable foe of
red tide that is the most difficult business condition I've
ever had to deal with. We have to educate and attract
our political leaders to make them aware of red tide's
impact on the economy."
Sarasota County Administrator John Wesley White
said he has seen a change in policy by the Sarasota
County Commission in dealing with red tide in recent
years. Previously, county crews would react to the
problem of dead fish on the beaches only when a pub-
lic health warning was issued "and that was too late
to deal with the tourism impacts of red tide. We are
now trying to emulate Manatee County's rapid re-
sponse to red tide."
Manatee Convention and Visitor's Bureau Execu-
tive Director Larry White said, "Red tide is a scourge.
It is absolutely redundant to say simply that red tide
affects tourism." He said the year-long outbreak in
1995-96 did not cause an overall loss of tourism in
Manatee County due to some large sports events on the
mainland, but tourism on the beaches suffered a more
than 10 percent loss in revenue, mostly due to de-
creased motel and hotel occupancy.
Red tide is caused by blooms of a tiny marine or-
ganism called a dinoflagellate. The microscopic plants
produce powerful toxins that cause extensive fish kills,
contaminate shellfish and can cause severe respiratory
irritation to humans.
The blooms typically begin in the Gulf of Mexico
40 to 80 miles offshore and move slowly southeast to-
ward shore. As the bloom approaches the shore, dead
fish begin to wash up. There is also the characteristic
burning sensation of the eyes and nose and a dry, chok-
Bivalve shellfish, particularly oysters, clams and
coquinas, accumulate so much toxin they become toxic
Red tide blooms have been documented in the Gulf
since the mid-1800s. A particularly bad bloom oc-
curred in 1947.
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dertaking their "Adopt a Grandparent" program, with an
opening get-together at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
That's when the surrogate grandfathers will meet their
adoptive grandchildren at the school for lunch and to get
LoPiccolo has been running the program for 10 years
and has seen some gratifying results, he says.
The annual project strives to "provide surrogate
grandparents for youngsters who otherwise wouldn't get
the grandparent experience because their real grandparents
have died, or live too far away, or are not responsive," said
"And a lot of them have single parents, which cuts the
chance for grandparents in half right there."
Kiwanians found early that "we're not social work-
ers we keep it lighthearted and easygoing friendly."
The opening lunch will be repeated monthly through
the school year, grandparents breaking school-lunch bread
with their kids. There is more than lunch, said LoPiccolo,
with themes for a sort of playtime program.
After October's get-acquainted event: November
Puzzle Day, adults and children working exuberantly to-
gether on word puzzles; December Christmas party, gifts
for "grandchildren" with the $10 limit never followed;
January Environment Day with grandparents strewing
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^ I Rendering of
Local artist Robert
Reiber will donate his
,,. .,, of the Davis Building
at Manatee High
School to establish a
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'f; related projects. The
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Oct. 11. Islander
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Rendering to establish Manatee fund
Local artist and teacher Robert Reiber has just com-
pleted a watercolor rendering of the facade of the Davis
Building, the historic landmark of the Manatee High
Reiber is donating the painting to the Manatee High
School Foundation which has been established to pro-
vide programs for its alumni, scholarships and other
school related programs. The original 24x36 inch
framed watercolor will be offered at a silent auction in
making valentines fdr each other; March the "unbirthday
party," a celebration for kids whose birthdays don't fall on
that day; April, the kind of Easter party where children
color eggs and hide them for the old folks to find; and a
May field trip, maybe to an ostrich farm this year.
The program is just the lower limit, though.
"If a grandparent establishes a relationship with his
youngster, they often do other stuff beyond the program,"
LoPiccolo said. "A couple of men in the club virtually
adopted their kids and families.
"One's 'granddaughter' is ready for college now, and
the 'grandpa' is helping. Another has his 'grandchild'
over to spend every weekend in his home, has set up his
front of the Davis Building on Friday, Oct. 11, during
the Manatee-Southeast football game. Bids will be ac-
cepted until Friday, Nov. 1.
The original painting will be reproduced in a lim-
ited edition of 1,500 signed and numbered four-color
lithographs. The matted, shrink-wrapped prints, mea-
suring 16x20 inches will be available for a $30 dona-
tion to the Manatee High School Foundation. Prints are
available game night and at the school office.
own room and all." -
He expects eight to 10 youngsters in the program this
year, all fifth-graders as mandated by the school "it's
a great age to work with kids." He has seven grandparents
lined up so far, but will have more because more than half
the club's 25 members are "snowbirds" even now prepar-
ing to head south for the winter.
They will get back into the program at the weekly
meetings Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Back Bay Steakhouse.
As for grandparenting expertise, LoPiccolo has seven
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The Island's firemen aren't sure anyone will outdo
the lovebugs joined at the er hip by Velcro, but
they know knockout costumes will be the big show at
the Halloween dance.
The dance, which in the past has helped buy such
lifesaving gear as the "jaws of life" and a rescue truck,
this year will help pay for automatic defibrillators to
save heart attack victims.
This will be the 32nd annual autumn celebration
sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Volunteer Fire
and Rescue Department, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 19 at St.
Bernards Activity Hall in Holmes Beach.
It is the main fundraising event for the department,
said volunteers' President Jane Maddox. Deliberately
set in the off-season, it annually attracts mostly year-
around Islanders. A second affair, the Sweetheart
dance in the Valentine season, draws more "snow-
birds" and visitors.
Admission is $10 per person, and many ticket
sales bring additional contributions to the department,
said Fire Chief Andy Price.
Prizes provided by local businesses will be
awarded for varied categories of costumes. The win-
ners can look forward to vacations at local resorts, din-
ners at restaurants and any number of special awards.
The firemen have a separate costume contest, but
it's just for fun no prizes, said Maddox.
Costumes in the past have ranged from the love-
bugs to ghosts and goblins and devils and witches and
playing cards and the occasional "tourist" complete
with cameras, sunglasses and socks with sandals.
"Get your imagination in gear, you'll be surprised
how creative you can be," Maddox advises.
Music this year will be by Connie and Dave, the
Fergusons, who have entertained in the area for years,
weekending from their office and teaching jobs. The
group that has played recent Halloween dances,
Melody Booth, will bring music to the Sweetheart
dance in February.
Maddox noted the Halloween dance is BYOB,
with ice and mixers available.
Further information, 778-6621.
surprised by party
Former Anna Maria Mayor Dottie McChesney
shows her surprise as she is escorted into Roser
Memorial Community Church by Sinclair Stewart, at
left, and her husband, Roy, for a party in her honor
Friday. McChesney was greeted by a group of
friends singing Hello Dottie, an adaptation of Hello
Dolly with lyrics tailored to her career. She was then
led to a red "throne" and crowned "queen for the
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friends who spoke about McChesney's work with the Chapel Players, the Island Players, Save Anna Maria,
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By Michelle Timpanaro
Eight sisters gather faithfully every other Saturday
for a friendly game of bridge. The two most important
rules: no fighting and always choose your sister as a
The Octette Bridge Club, a dramatic comedy about
the Donovan sisters, takes place in a small Rhode Is-
land town in the mid-'thirties. A photographer, played
by John Durkin, opens the first scene and establishes
the setting by verifying each player's name and status
for an article about the bridge club's third anniversary.
Once the photographer is gone, the sisters resume
not only their bridge game, but indulge in an evening
of the latest gossip. Quick wit and genuine comedy
keeps the audience in stitches, but not quite prepared
for the second scene.
Martha, the eldest sister played by Alice Doeden,
gives a dramatic performance when insisting that her
sister Nora, played by Ellie Cavis, cancel her plans to
be with her husband and sons on All Saints' Day.
Martha insists that tradition is more important and a
heated discussion ensues.
The other sisters do their best to keep the stress low,
but even Lil, played by Janice Kraft, can't break the ten-
sion with her beautiful outburst of "God Bless America."
The first act closes late that same night when
Betsy, played by Jo Kendall, confides in her sister Ann,
played by Miriam Ring. Betsy, the youngest and most
insecure of the Donovan sisters, knows that her hus-
band has been unfaithful.
The second act is set 10 years later, the night be-
fore Halloween. It is now the 13th anniversary of the
octette bridge club, and the sisters are once again gath-
ered at Ann's house for a costume contest and, of
'I Remember Mama'
auditions at Players
The Manatee Players will hold auditions for "I
Remember Mama," a warm-hearted comedy by John
van Druten, on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main Street, Bradenton.
Roles are available for eight males and 14 females of
varying ages from early teens to sixty plus. Auditioners
will be asked to read from the script which interested per-
sons can check out for perusal from the theatre with a $5
refundable deposit for a maximum of three days.
The productions is scheduled to go into rehearsal
beginning Sunday, Oct. 20, with performances Dec. 5
through Dec. 22.
Call the theatre at 748-0111 for more information.
Wild bird rescue training at
Pelican Man's sanctuary
A Wild Bird Rescue Training Class will be held on
Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pelican Man's
course, a bridge game. Much has transpired over the
last decade, but through it all the octette bridge club
The comical highlight of the play opens the first
scene of the second act. Each sister gives a perfor-
mance based on their Halloween attire. Alice, played
by Laura Morales, gives a shoot-'em-up performance
as a sharp-shootin' cowboy. Mary, played by Marge
McKeever, gives a comical rendition of pilgrim
woman although suffering from the symptoms of a
stroke, but nothing prepares the audience for Betsy's
entrance as a belly dancer.
Again, the tension rises among the sisters, but this
time Betsy is ready. She spent five months in an in-
stitution after attempting to commit suicide, and even
Martha's strong disapproval of her little sister's action
isn't going to stop Betsy this time. She insists on prov-
ing to her sisters that she is cured, feeling better about
herself than ever. She also takes the opportunity to tell
her sisters, for the first time, how she really feels.
Connie, another of the sisters played by Joy
Courtney, maintains the comedy with her levelhead-
edness and assertive mannerisms. Her bold humor
and strong-minded character keeps the audience
chuckling in their seats.
The play is well-organized and directed by
Phyllis Elfenbein, and the set was eye-catching.
The Island Players performance of the Octette
Bridge Club will continue through Sunday, October
13. Curtains raise nightly at 8 p.m. and a matinee is
scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 at the
box office, and season tickets are available for $45.
For more information stop by the Island Players' box
office located at the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine
Avenue or call 778-5755.
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Volunteers to work in the welcome center, gift
shop, thrift stores and with the Coin Canister Program
are also needed.
For details, call Jennifer at 388-4444.
Longboat chamber to host
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce and
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By Jim Hanson
Leffis Key and Palma Sola Causeway were spec-
tacularly trashy, but only Gilligan's Island sent a boat
to the junk heap.
The annual beach cleanup brought more than four
tons of trash from Manatee County shores and a few
roads in Manatee County, said Ingrid McClelland. She
is executive director of the sponsoring Keep Manatee
Since Anna Maria Island has most of the county's
beaches, the Island has to have most of the beach junk
too- 6,112 pounds. This harvest was gathered by 419
volunteers. Altogether, 718 volunteers helped clean up
McClelland's records show 1,272 pounds of trash
from Leffis Key and 2,290 from Palma Sola Causeway
were collected. Other heavy contributors included
Cortez Beach at 425 pounds, Coquina Beach to 4th
Street with 325, Kingfish Boat Ramp at 300, Anna
Maria City had 257 and Perico Bayou with 250.
Volunteers in boats picked up 120 pounds of trash
on Gilligan's Island just north of the Anna Maria Island
Bridge, plus finding two abandoned boats. By the time
the Florida Marine Patrol and county disposal people
got there, one had disappeared, said Edward Eartlhey,
field service coordinator for the Manatee County Pub-
lic Works Department.
"We could find records of the (remaining) boat
only up to 1988," he said, "so we couldn't establish
responsibility. We're waiting for the paperwork to clear
before we put it into the landfill.
"This one is a 15-footer and it has one of the old
Mercury motors on it. The Marine Patrol does a good
Weighing it all in. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
job of keeping waterways and shores clear of junk
boats. No sense leaving them to just float around or
clutter up the shore."
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Leonard F. Glaser
Leonard F. Glaser, 75, of Bradenton and Roches-
ter, N.Y., died.
Mr. Glaser came to this area in 1979. He retired
from Eastman Kodak. He was a founding member and
dedicated "Pier Regular" on Anna Maria Island. He
was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline; four children,
Leonard of Virginia Beach, Va.; Thomas of Hamilton,
N.Y.; Patricia Moyer of Rochester; and Robert of
Tampa; and 11 grandchildren.
Burial took place in New York.
Mary B. Studenka
Mary B. Studenka, 87, of Metamora, Ohio, and a
long-time winter resident of Anna Maria Island, died
Oct. 2 in Heartland of Wauseon Care Center,
Mrs. Studenka was born in Vesele Republic,
Czechoslovakia. She was a member of St. Mary's
Church, Assumption, Ohio, and a member of the Czech
Dancers Club, Stewart, Ohio.
She is survived by her children, Mary Gajdostik of
Metamora and James of Lyons, Ohio; a son-in-law,
Merlin; nine grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
Visitation was held in Biehl-Malone Funeral
Home, Metamora. Funeral services were held in the
mortuary with Father James Holmer officiating.
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supporter Brendan Greene dies
Brendan J. Greene, 72, of Anna Maria, died Oct. 4
Born in Chicago, Mr. Greene came to Manatee
County from there in 1975. He was founder of Service
Electric in Holmes Beach. He was on the advisory
board of Knights of Columbus and Salvation Army in
Greene served on the Anna Maria City Commis-
sion for six years in the 1980s, serving as vice mayor
in 1987. He served his last year in office in 1988, hav-
ing been defeated in a quest for mayor by William
Greene demanded a recount of 530 ballots in his
second election to the commission which showed he
won with more votes than any other candidate. The
losers had been sworn in and Greene and another win-
ner had to wait for a judges ruling before they could
Prior to his election, Greene volunteered on the city
planning commissions and always gave freely of his
time to many Island community organizations.
He was a board member of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center and a founder of All Island Denomi-
nations, a charity organization of Island church members.
He was a long-time umpire for Anna Maria Island Little
League. He was a member of Holy Name Society, Royal
Order of Hibernia, Bradenton Elks Lodge No. 1511, a
member and past president of the Rotary Club, He was a
member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He was a U.S.
Army veteran of World War II.
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He is survived by his wife, Laurel; a daughter,
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Francisco, Christopher of Chicago, and Daniel of
Sarasota; a brother, Thomas of Phoenix, Ariz.; and
Visitation was at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Is-
land Chapel in Holmes Beach. Service was at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach with the Rev.
Benjamin Gore officiating. Burial was private in Man-
sion Memorial Park, Ellenton.
The Island Poet
The other morning just about dawn I heard
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Fly a kite for
On the second Sunday in October for the past 10
years a global kite fly is held.
Wind and Snow Kite Shop in Bradenton Beach
invites residents to participate in "One Sky One World
Kite Fly For Peace" (OSOW) to be held on Sunday,
The U. S. National Aeronautics and Space Admin-
istration will commemorate the 10th anniversary of
One Sky One World Kite Fly for Peace by flying an
OSOW kite aboard an upcoming space shuttle flight.
This kite will be the first kite to be flown in outer space
and to actually fly around the world.
The purpose of OSOW is to promote world peace,
global harmony and understanding between people on
Earth through kite flying.
"Go fly a kite" on Oct. 13 and, remember, all over
the world others are doing the same.
Gourmet prizes will reward Bradenton Beach resi-
dents who do the best job of beautifying their homes
between now and Friday, Nov. 15.
The Bradenton Beach Civic Association has
launched a Home Beautification Contest that will judge
before and after photographs with winners to be an-
nounced Dec. 1.
Winners will be selected on the basis of overall
improvement of the appearance of their homes. This
includes repair and renewal to landscaping, fencing,
fix-up, paint-up, architectural improvements or a com-
bination of the above.
The Bistro restaurant is offering a $75 gift certifi-
cate for first prize. Second prize is a $50 gift certificate
from the Beachhouse restaurant and the third place
winner will receive a $30 gift certificate from the
Talk about trek to Machu Picchu
"Trek to Machu Picchu a Woman's Point of View" will be presented by Island resident Lisa Yates at the Island
Branch Library in Holmes Beach at 7p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Yates, a member of the Florida Archaeological
Society, will speak about her recent journey along the Inca trail and her personal study of the ancient Peruvian
empire and its present descendants. The public is invited to attend. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Lisa Yates
Bridge Tender Inn.
Residents interested in the beautification project
should call Charlie Grace at 778-5800. He will regis-
ter your entry and arrange to take a "before" photo-
graph of your project.
Longboat center opens
The Longboat Key Art Center will open its 1996-
97 season with the "Annual Faculty Exhibit" in the
Glen Members Gallery of the facility at 6860 Longboat
Dr. S., Longboat Key. The show will run from Friday,
Oct. 11, through Dec. 7
The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Exhibit
will host as Opening/Award Reception for its "Fall
Aqueous Show" on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Awards totaling $1,000 will be presented. The show
will run through Nov. 2.
The center is open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. For more
information, call 383-2345.
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Berry nice to meet you
Anne Russell's fifth-grade students met their kindergarten/first-grade learning partners in Maureen Loveland's
class during a "Berry Nice to Meet You" party which included cookies and cranberry juice. The students will meet
once a month to do special projects. For the party, all the students brought favorite Teddy bears and let the bears
help break the ice. The Teddys introduced themselves singing an alphabet song. Teddy J sang, "I am the letter 'j,' as
in jump andjive. If your name starts with a 'j', I will give you five!" Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Peacock Broadcasting lights up
the airways each morning at
Anna Maria Elementary School
with students handling the
entire production, both in front
of and behind the camera. Five
teams write, man the camera" :
and broadcasting booth and go ""-
on the air to share important
school information. Courtney .
Taylor, left, Philip Montgomery,
and Jordon Bowers are three
members of the technical crew.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
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4 goals in 6-4 win
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Island Real Estate team, coached by Scott
Lindsey, won an exciting match by a score of 6-4
over the Holmes Beach Mini-Storage team on Thurs-
day night at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
Island Real Estate jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the
first half on three goals by Mike Patterson and one
by Chase Ritter. Evan Goldsen scored the only first-
half goal for Holmes Beach Mini-Storage.
Coach Bob Douglas of Holmes Beach Mini-
Storage must have done his best Knute Rockne imi-
tation at halftime because his team came out ready
to play in the second half. They scored three second
half goals to turn what was looking like a first-half
blowout into a very tense 6-4 win for the Island Real
Peter Birch of Island Real Estate and Max
Brickse of Island Mini-Storage were all over the
field in an impressive display of hustle, according to
their respective coaches.
In 8-10-year-old division play on Thursday
night, the School For Constructive Play coached by
Lisa Rivera won a tightly contested game by a score
of 1-0 over the Air and Energy team coached by Bob
The only goal of the game was scored by
Lorenzo Rivera. He was supported by strong mid-
field play from Skyler Percell and Danny Williams.
Coach Hinely of Air and Energy stated that his team
put forth such a team effort that he could not single
out any one player.
In the 5-7-year-old division, Brent Willard of
Joe's Eats and Sweets and the Historic Bridge Street
Cafe's Steven "the Tank" Faasse each scored two
goals which ended in a two-all tie at halftime. Fur-
ther statistics of the game were unavailable at press
time but it is reported that the game ended in a draw.
Both coaches cited tremendous hustle by their re-
spective players and that a good time was had by all.
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Division 1, 11 to 13 year olds
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Oct. 9 Island Real Estate vs. Mr. Bones
Thurs. Oct. 10 Mr. Bones vs. Holmes Beach Mini Storage
Tues. Oct. 15 Picture Day
Tues. Oct. 15 Island Real Estate vs. Galati Marine
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.
Oct. 9 Dowling Park vs. Ben Webb Landscaping
Island Pest Control vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens
Oct. 10 Air & Energy vs. Taylor-Made Marine
School For Const. Play vs. Island Animal Clinic
Oct. 12 Taylor-Made Marine vs. Air & Energy
Island Animal Clinic vs. School for Const. Play
Dowling Park vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens
Oct. 14 Island Pest Control vs. Ben Webb Landscaping
Island Animal Clinic vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens
Oct. 15 Picture Day
Oct. 15 Air & Energy vs. Dowling Park
Taylor-Made Marine vs. School for Const. Play
Division 11, 5 to 7 year olds
First game begins at 6 p.m., Second game begins at 7p.m.
Thurs. Oct. 10 Longboat Observer vs. Islander Bystander
Hosier Auto Service vs. Joe's Eats & Sweets
Tues. Oct. 15 Picture Day
Tues. Oct. 15 Hosier Auto Service vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
Islander Bystander vs. Joe's Eats & Sweets
'Green dream team'
Gardeners or anyone who wants to help beau-
tify Bradenton Beach are wanted to join the
"Green Dream Team."
The group of hands-on citizens have a goal of
beautifying the city through plantings at the city's en-
trances, bay and beach street ends, city buildings, parks
and public right of ways. Everyone is invited to help
with the plantings.
Businesses are being solicited to contribute money
for purchase of the plantings. Donations are also sought
by citizens to purchase white benches to be placed
throughout the city. The $375 bench cost includes a
plaque commemorating the donor, and contributions
are tax deductible.
For information, call Linda Sanders at 778-1005 or
Vice Mayor Connie Drescher weekends at 778-2655.
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'No-Goal Patrol' leads Islanders to fourth soccer victory
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Island Football Club won its fourth straight match
of the season over the S.S. Jammers of St. Pete by a score
of 3-0 Sunday at G.T. Bray field in Bradenton.
The Islanders were led by the return of the "no-goal
patrol:" goalie Lance Bieker, sweeper Danny Mitchell,
stopper Matt Bowers, and outside defenders, Ian
Fairweather and "man-of-the-match," Brett McIntosh.
The Islanders opened the scoring 15 minutes into
the game when Danny Mitchell sent an indirect kick
into the box. His kick was headed into the goal by Ken
Bowers who "skied" over the surprised defenders.
The second goal of the game was also a product of
Mitchell's magical free kicks. He sent a low, curling pass
that Kevin Cassidy one timed past the goalie for a 2-0
halftime lead. The final goal was the result of some nice
short touches on the ball that ended up in the back of the
net thanks to a "rocket" shot by mid-fielder Andy Smith.
The Island Football Club is enjoying fantastic suc-
cess on the field thanks to financial support of sponsors
Fran Maxon Real Estate, Tip of the Island Pub, and
Crown and Thistle Pub and Restaurant. Vocal support
from friends and family members helps keep the team
running full steam. Jeff Lease of Anna Maria was voted
"fan of the match" at Sunday's game.
IFC is back in action next weekend at the Sarasota
Football Club against SFC Slovakia. The Slovakians are
currently right behind IFC for second with a 3-0 record.
The Islanders invite all to attend the game at 1 p.m.,
Sunday, Oct. 13. The Sarasota Football Club is located
off 1-75 south at exit 39 (Fruitville Road). Head west
to Richardson Way, make a right-hand turn (north) and
follow the road around the corner past the softball
fields where you'll see the club on the left.
$1 million hole-in-one contest Oct. 18
Fifteen golfers will vie for a $1 million prize
in the Hernando De Soto Historical Society/United
Way of Manatee County's hole-in-one shootout
scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Bradenton Coun-
An estimated 4,000 golfers are expected to
enter the primary qualifying round and pay $10 for
three swings in hopes of landing a ball within a 10-
foot circle from a distance of 145 yards.
The primary round runs from noon to 7 p.m.
Oct. 12, 14, 15 and 16 at the David Leadbetter Golf
Academy, 1414 69th Ave. W. and players can en-
ter as often as they like.
The number of times each participant lands a
ball within the circle determines the number of
shots he or she is allowed in the second round
scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the
Leadbetter Golf Academy.
From a distance of about 160 yards, the 15 golf-
ers who land closest to the pin will be eligible for
the final shootout Oct. 18. The 15 finalists will be
allowed one shot from 160 yards at Bradenton
Country Club's par 3 No. 18 hole.
Anyone who makes a hole-in-one in the final
shootout will win $1 million.
The prize will be awarded through an insurance
policy provided by the National Hole-In-One Asso-
ciation of Texas.
Anyone who would like to participate should
call the Hernando De Soto Historical Society at
747-1998 or the David Leadbetter Golf Academy at
IFC's Eddie McKeithen runs a block on an S.S.
Jammers player during last week's game. Islander
Photo: Bonner Presswood
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 3, theft, 400 block of South Bay Boulevard. The
complainant reported person unknown removed a door
opener from an open vehicle.
Sept. 26, criminal mischief, 2508 Gulf Drive N.,
Villa Roma Resort. The complainant reported he ap-
proached his vehicle in the parking lot and observed a
white male subject kneeling beside the tire and another
white male subject on a bicycle. When the subjects saw
the complainant, they fled. After driving approximately
four miles, the tire went flat. The complainant found a
large cut in the tire's side. Damages were $205.
Sept. 26, theft, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Catalina Resort.
The complainant reported the subject rented a room and
failed to return the room key and left a phone bill of $1.10.
Sept. 27, burglary, 1601 Gulf Drive N., Trade
Winds. The victim reported the suspect entered her room
and took a set of keys to her vehicle without permission.
A witness observed the suspect exit the residence and at-
tempt to leave in the victim's vehicle. The suspect told the
officer he entered the residence to get the keys in order to
drive to a pawn shop. He was placed in custody.
*Sept. 27, theft, 2201 Gulf Drive N., Sunset Beach
Motel. The complainant reported a person unknown en-
tered his vehicle and removed two mirrors valued at $6
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Sept. 28, found property, 1600 block of Gulf Drive
North, in the road. The complainant found five scuba tanks,
one tank rack, one tank separator, a blue sheet, a piece of
steel rod, a piece of carved wood, a broom head, a card-
board box, a wood pallet and a piece of plastic.
Sept. 29, lost property two driver's licenses,
Coquina Beach in the water.
Sept. 29, burglary to an automobile, Coquina Beach.
The complainant reported a person unknown entered his
vehicle and removed a video camera valued at $800; a
purse containing a wallet, a driver's license, a credit card
and $12 in cash; and a canvas bag containing clothing and
Sept. 30, retail theft, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K.
The clerk reported the suspect came into the store and
asked if he could take a pack of cigarettes and pay for them
the next day. The clerk said no. The suspect took the ciga-
rettes and left the store. The officer found the suspect
walking down the street and placed him in custody after
he admitted taking the cigarettes. The suspect was iden-
tified by the clerk and also on video camera.
Sept. 30, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K.
The clerk reported a white male juvenile removed a 12-
pack of beer valued at $8.03 and fled the store. He was not
Oct. 1, information, Cortez Road and Gulf Drive.
The officer on patrol observed two juveniles walking to-
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The officer ran a check on them and found the male
juvenile had a court order to deliver him to the juvenile
detention center for failure to appear on a trespassing
charge. He was placed in custody and transported to the
center. The female juvenile was transported to school and
turned over to the school resource officer.
Oct. 3, petty theft, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach
City Pier. The complainant reported a person unknown
removed a padlock from the front doors. Nothing was
Sept. 27, assault, 300 block of 28th Street. Two ju-
veniles reported they got off the school bus and were
walking home when they heard vehicles approaching
from behind. They said the drivers of both vehicles
swerved at them, then away. The officer spoke to one
driver who said she did not swerve at them but had to go
around them and had plenty of room. The officer warned
her about the severity of a charge of aggravated assault.
Sept. 27, animal, 400 block of Clark Drive. The
complainant reported he heard a female subject crying for
help, went outside and saw the subject with a stroller con-
taining an infant. A dog that had jumped a fence was
charging toward the subject and infant. He chased the dog
away. The officer reported the owner was not home, but
he forwarded a copy of the report to animal control.
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Drive, Anna Maria Island Centre. The officer was dis-
patched to assist on an alarm call. The alarm was caused
by a person unknown tampering with a valve at the rear
of the shopping center.
Sept. 27, assault, 200 block of 84th Street. The com-
plainant reported she got into an argument with the sub-
ject and he hit her in the face. She said she threw his car
keys into the yard because she though he had too much to
drink. The subject denied hitting her. The officer took the
subject home because the complainant was unsure of
whether to press charges.
Sept. 28, suspicious person, 5400 Marina Drive,
Island Shopping Center. The officer on patrol observed the
subject going through the trash containers, drinking from
cans and taking cans and other discarded items. The of-
ficer advised the subject to cease and said the trash be-
longed to Waste Management. The subject asked for a
copy of the ordinance and the officer's business card, and
the officer gave him both. The officer also informed him
that he could not sleep on the beach or in a vehicle.
Sept. 28, 3018 Avenue C, Holmes Beach Mini Stor-
age. The complainant reported a white male subject sleep-
ing on the south side of the building. The officer woke the
subject and advised him to leave the property.
Sept. 28, disturbance, 6800 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported juveniles causing a disturbance. The
officer located the juveniles and noted they appeared to be
having a good time. They said they were waiting for their
parents to pick them up, and the officer advised them to
Sept. 29, domestic, 8102 Gulf Drive, Haley's Mo-
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The suspect said the complainant tried to hit him and he
was defending himself. The officer noted the suspect had
no marks on him, but the complainant was bleeding from
the mouth and nose area and had a scratch on her arm. The
suspect was placed in custody.
Sept. 29, theft, 200 block of Harbor Drive South.
The complainant reported a person unknown removed a
tool box containing tools valued at $100 from his vehicle
parked in the driveway.
Sept. 29, burglary to an automobile, 600 Manatee
Ave., West Bay Cove. The complainant reported a person
unknown removed a cassette payer valued at $800 from
Sept. 29, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The complainant
reported a person unknown smashed the passenger win-
dow of the vehicle and removed a towel, keys and a wal-
let containing credit cards, $20 in cash, a checkbook and
Sept. 29, suspicious, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. The
complainant reported a white male subject looking into
vehicles and gave the officer a description of the subject
and his vehicle. The officer found the subject and warned
him about his actions and that he could be accused of steal-
Sept. 30, found property a cordless phone, 72nd
Street and Marina Drive.
Sept. 30, burglary to an automobile, 3610 East Bay
Drive, Dry Dock. The complainant reported he was in the
business when a woman came in and said she chased off
a subject in her van. Patrons went to investigate but the
subject was gone. The complainant checked his vehicle
and found two chain saws and a tool box missing. The
officer checked the wooded area nearby and found the
Oct. 10, animal, 56th Street and Marina Drive. The
officer responded to a complaint of an unattended swine.
It was gone upon his arrival.
Oct. 1, 2800 Gulf Drive,. The complainant reported
he heard someone in his carport and when he went to in-
vestigate, a white male subject fled. Nothing appeared to
be disturbed. The subject was not found.
Oct. 2, theft, 3232 East Bay Drive, Shell's restaurant.
The complainant reported he rented an electric tile cutter
to do work at the restaurant. He left the equipment in a
fenced area behind the restaurant and went inside to work.
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Bay status, sailing craziness set for next week
By Bob Ardren
Mopping up from Josephine should be the order of the
day as you're reading this, assuming forecasts earlier this
week were accurate. At press time Josephine was expected
to dump lots of rain on the Island and cause some flood-
ing, but little storm damage was forecast.
No Trespassing signs gone
You can move about freely on Sarasota Bay again as
those silly "No Trespassing" signs along Longboat's rim
canal have been removed. It appears good sense finally
prevailed, but only after town officials warned residents
of Bay Isles that their signs were not only unenforceable
but illegal under the town's sign ordinance.
Longboat officials have agreed to help enforce a
slow speed, no wake zone in the canal, so watch your
speed in the area although no responsible boater would
speed through that area anyway.
State of the Bay
If you'd like to hear some interesting reports on the
state of Sarasota Bay by some very qualified scientists,
there's a meeting Oct. 18 we can attend. It's the Techni-
cal Advisory Committee of the Sarasota Bay Program.
The draft agenda I've received calls for several
reports at least one of which you might find very inter-
esting. The reports will cover current water quality data
for Phillippi Creek, current virus data for Manasota
tributaries and seagrass bed status and trends in
DAY AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Oct 10 11:46 2.0 4:58 0.6 11:32 2.0 5:17 0.9
Oct 11 11:50p* 2.1 5:34 0.4 12:25 2.0 5:37 1.0
Oct 12 6:08 0.3 1:04 2.0 6:00 1.0
Oct 13 12:12 2.3 6:44 0.1 1:46 1.9 6:22 1.1
Oct 14 12:38 2.4 7:23 0.0 2:29 1.8 6:44 1.2
Oct 15 1:10 2.5 8:07 0.0 3:18 1.7 7:16 1.3
Oct 16 1:45 2.5 8:57 0.0 4:21 1.6 7:44 1.4
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
That last one really caught my interest.
Bay Program Senior Scientist Mark Hilton will
cover Phillippi Creek water quality, while Bill Perkins
of the Sarasota Health Department and Erin Lipp of
University of South Florida will review virus data.
Most interesting will be the report on seagrasses by Dr.
David Tomasko, former senior scientist at the Bay Pro-
gram and now with the Southwest Florida Water Man-
The gathering is from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Oct. 18,
at the Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority boardroom.
If you've got the time, bring a brown bag lunch and
take in the whole show.
Tack, not gibe, oh shucks!
Hobie sailors will get some great kicks Oct. 19 and
20 at the Beachhouse Hobie Regatta. Sponsored this
year by the Beachhouse because there's a lack of sand
at the usual Anna Maria sponsor, the Sandbar Restau-
rant, this year's regatta features a four-hour distance
race Saturday and three "around the buoys" events
Entry fees are $10 for Sunday and $15 for both
days. Even if you're not sailing, it's always fun to just
watch the general craziness around any sailing regatta,
but especially so at Hobie Cat events.
For information, call Holly at 755-6101 or Ron at
Courts rule on watercraft ban
The nine-month-old ban on personal watercraft in
Winners in the Oct. 5 horseshoe games were
George McKay and Bill Starrett, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were John Johnson of
Holmes Beach and Ron Pepka of Anna Maria.
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.
upper Puget Sound north of Seattle has been thrown out
in court. Watched closely by governments all over the
country, the San Juan County ordinance was struck
down by a judge whose comment was, "I don't like the
noise either, but really, this is a case where one man's
liberty is another man's nemesis."
Waterfront property owners and officialdom lo-
cally continue to grumble about personal watercraft,
but the fact is the number of machines is growing so
fast nobody seems to know how to handle this latest
water fad. Here's hoping our local officials watch care-
fully what's working elsewhere before we jump into
some (ultimately) silly and unenforceable ordinances.
Frankly, I'm seeing more and more responsible
personal watercraft riders and fewer and fewer of the
crazy cowboy types. At least that's my impression.
Sure, some people will never stop complaining about
the buzzy little beasts, but take away the personal water-
craft and many of those same complainers will simply find
something else to badger our officials about.
Tarp net ban expected
The Florida Marine Fisheries Commission is meet-
ing this week and is expected to ban the so-called tarp
nets. I haven't been able to find any instances of their
use in this area, but up in the Panhandle the hybrid nets
- designed to circumvent last year's net ban are
enjoying some small measure of popularity.
It's wrong. Whether we like it or not, the nets were
banned, and that ban should be enforced.
Coast Guard warning
Do yourself a favor and take still another look at
those registration numbers on your boat or personal
watercraft. The Coasties are still stopping, boarding
and issuing lots of tickets to watercraft because the
numbers are improperly spaced.
Make sure there's a space the width of one letter
between the FL and your numbers, and then another
space between the number and final set of letters. I've
mentioned this before, but the stops are still happening
and you could easily be the next target.
See you next week.
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Linesiders line up for local fishers
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Snook action inshore is picking up and can only get
better over the next couple of months as the weather
and water cools.
In some cases, fishing guides are catching dozens
of snook per trip with 10 or more keepers.
Tropical storm Josephine stirred up water, a good
sign that redfish will be feeding as bottom critters are
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet According to Sue,
four-hour trips are yielding 75 Key West grunts, six-
hour trips are bringing in 125 head of grunts and lane
and mangrove snapper while the nine-hour trip re-
turned with grunts, lane and mangrove snapper, scamp
and on Saturday five grouper were caught.
Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle Palma Sola Bay
wade fishermen are catching redfish, some of them
keepers, Carl said. The only problem is the dolphin
keep spooking the reds.
Rod & Reel Pier Bill said they have been catch-
ing a number of black drum, redfish, four keeper snook
and small flounder.
Anna Maria City Pier Spanish mackerel, jacks,
snapper, blue runners and snook over 20 inches were
brought in, largely due to churned-up water, Brett said.
Bradenton Beach Pier Jim said folks are catch-
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Annies of Cortez Melissa said that Capt. Zack
Zacharias told her snook fishing made a quantum
leap Friday with a number of fish up to 30 inches
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hanging out in Palma Sola Bay.
Galati Yacht Basin Chris said large mackerel
are around the Skyway Bridge and near Egmont Key.
Bait on the offshore reefs and mackerel along the
Capt. Rick Gross said the snook have really turned
on and that he's catching them on every trip he can get
Capt. Tom Chaya reports redfish, trout and snook
caught on his charters. Snook are biting better with the
change in the weather.
On board Magic with Capt. Mike Heistand there
were catches of up to 30 redfish per trip and a few
keeper snook in the 30-inch range and trout up to 24
Capt. Mark Bradow said snook to 34 inches and
plenty of reds over 27 inches were landed on his boat.
Bait is plentiful and Mark says to use the larger shin-
ers for better results.
Island Discount Tackle Bill said snook are go-
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Long Bar in Sarasota Bay to Port Manatee. Schools of
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Gulf stone crab harvest heeds the gods
By David Futch
Pompano are called the fish of kings.
Given that, stone crabs must be the shellfish of
And come Oct. 16 the first day of stone crab
season anyone can experience heaven on earth pro-
viding they can find the divine claws and float a loan
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The more daring can snorkel or scuba dive for
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"It's hard to say what the price will be," Bell said.
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PINE AVE. ANNA MARIA 4,800 sq. ft. of residen-
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fare of Anna Maria City. $335,000. Call for details.
Carol or Clarke Williams 778-0777, 778-1718 eves.
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BAY PALMS 2BR/2BA home on a deep water canal.
Split bedroom design, eat-in kitchen, open & bright
Florida room, covered patio. This well maintained Is-
land home sits on a large lot with several fruit trees.
$229,900. To see this home, please call Marion
Ragni 778-1504 eves.
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HERE'S YOUR CHANCE to own a well cared for 3BR/
2BA canalfront home in beautiful Key Royale for only
$196,000. You must see this view! Call Frank Migliore
778-0777 or 778-2662 eves.
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
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STONE CRABS, FROM PAGE 22
couple of days."
The size of the claw also dictates price. The larger
the claw, the higher the price per pound. It's not sur-
prising to see jumbos fetching $15 or more per pound.
Stone crab bought in seafood markets already have
been cooked and may be eaten cold right out of the
If you want them warm, just bring a pot of water
to a boil, throw in the claws and turn off the heat. Leave
for two minutes and remove. Do not overcook.
In the event you get fresh (raw) claws, the folks at
A.P. Bell said bring a pot of water to a boil, dump in
the claws long enough for the water to come to a boil
again. Let boil for five minutes and then dump into ice
water to stop the cooking process.
Darla Moore, manager of Moore's Stone Crab
3etsy 9/AG 9F2eals tate.,
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
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This newly listed 2 bedroom, 2 bath beach house of-
fers 90 ft. of sandy Gulffront with sea oats! Features
include a secluded north end location with spellbind-
ing views, spacious great room and bedrooms with
original Cuban-tile floors, knotty-pine tongue-in-groove
paneling, ceiling fans, central air and heat, and more!
Very high and dry oversize lot. Wonderful possibilities
for remodeling or expansion. Priced at $699,900.
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
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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Restaurant at the north tip of Longboat Key, said avail-
ability depends on weather.
The wind blew to 25 mph Saturday and Moore said
their boats were unable to get out.
"We have no idea what the price will be," she said.
"Price is based on availability. We could have them on
the 16th but it depends on how our boats do."
Bill Hard, manager of Shells restaurant at Anna
Maria Centre Shops in Holmes Beach, agreed with
Moore. Availability depends on the weather and price
is dependent on availability.
In previous years with a good run, prices have fluc-
tuated from $10 to $12.95 per pound, Hard said.
"We usually sell half-pound appetizers and pound
dinners," he said. "Last season was a terrible disap-
pointment but we hope to have stone crabs the first
Pray the gods are cooperative.
GULFVIEW- Elevator, extra storage,
parking beneath. Tiffany condo, rarely
offered. 2BR/2BA. Offered at
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 2BR/2BA,
lushly landscaped backyard, enclosed
lanai, garage, dead end street, poten-
tial as duplex. $139,900 #TDY16062.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, swim-
ming pool, private beach. North
Holmes Beach location. $1,895,000.
GULF & BAYVIEW CONDOS
T. Dolly Young
Leading Edge Society
Fax: 941- 778-3035
Capt. Mike O'Leary, right, and a crew member get
their traps ready for stone crab season.
S -7 Owner will finance 2BR/2BA
With 2-car garage, Gulffront.
Seller will entertain offers
between $130,000 -
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
4BR/3BA HOME, great for mother-in-law, fireplace. Located
in West Bradenton on a beautiful large shaded lot. #16242.
MVP listing. Seller will entertain offers between $120,000-
$140,000. Call Don Pampuch eves., 778-3111.
CANALFRONT HOME Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA in
Longboat Key. Fruit trees and pool all located on a canal with
Bay access. #13327. Call Karin Stephan eves., 388-1267.
FAIRLANE ACRES A rare find for a neat and clean 2BR/1BA
mobile home in Fairlane's second addition.-Great location,
convenient to banking, shopping, bus lines. Only $22,500.
#15014. Call Horace T. Gilley, 792-0758 anytime.
.1 .- .. ',, ,, 5 0 --l S S r-J S S S/ S Ol" r .
Serving the Island
from the same
location since 1970.
S6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach,
Florida 34217 1-800-865-0800
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY
OCT. 13 *1 TO 4
619 Emerald Lane, Key Royale
Canalfront Best Buy
Compare Quality & Price
Spacious 3BR/2BA, 2-car, Key Royale home
has the open feeling that leads to more livabil-
ity and value. Over 2,300 sq. ft. includes dock,
davits, central vac, lawn sprinklers, recent sea-
wall, carpet and much more! Move-in condi-
tion, so dream no more! Owner motivated!
Priced under $250,000.
Please call Nick Patsios at 778-6066
or Nick at Nite 778-4642.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
6250 Holmes Blvd. #56
Reduced from $180,000 for 30 days only.
Accepting all offers over $171,900 for closing
by October 15, 1996.
Great Value Mint Condition Easy to see.
Call Marilyn at Island Real Estate
Canalfront home in Anna Maria with
split 2BR/2BA floor plan, unique
kitchen with breakfast nook and spa-
cious Florida room with wood burn-
ing stove. Beautiful lot with courtyard
A breathtaking view of the open waters
of Tampa Bay from this exceptional
home located on the beach at the north
end of Anna Maria where the Gulf
meets the Bay ... $359,900.
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L* DER A SIF
1997 ENTERTAINMENT BOOK Hundreds of 2-for-
1 and 50% discounts on dining, travel, shopping,
movies, events and more! $30. Portion of proceeds
to Island Rotary Club. Michael Advocate, 778-0766.
ASSORTED SIZES OF Rolladen storm shutters.
Marble vanity double sink. 1989 Kawasaki jet ski.
Call for prices and sizes. 778-3960.
COLLAPSIBLE WHEEL CHAIR like new. $50 OBO.
Hoya lift, patient weight capacity 350 Ib.. $75 OBO.
REDECORATING: BEAUTIFUL FLORAL print
couch and matching chair, recently reupholstered.
Rattan couch and 2 chairs covered in coordinating
fabric, 3 occasional tables. Call 778-4468.
8 X 10 FOREST GREEN plaid area rug. Perfect con-
dition. Asking $100. 778-3032.
DINETTE SET OAK octagonal table, glass insert,
pedestal legs. 4 upholstered, swivel chairs with arms
on casters. Very nice, expensive set. Now only $200.
Will deliver on Island. 778-2148.
WASHER GE HEAVY DUTY, 7 cycle with mini
basket. Will help deliver on Island. 778-2148.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
OPEN INDOOR AIR CONDITIONED flea market.
7 days a week. 9516 Cortez Rd. W., Mt. Vernon
Plaza. Come shop new and used. Antique vendors
wanted, spaces for rent. Information 761-0906.
Auction every Friday 7 pm. AU2018, AB1264.
HUGE MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun., Oct. 12 & 13,
9 5. Antiques, furniture, IBM clone computer,
color monitor, Panasonic printer, book shelf, lawn
mower, bar stools, designer clothes, 100's of misc.
314 21st Street W. off Manatee.
YARD SALE Sat. only, Oct. 12, 8 2. Stove, old
sewing machine, kitchenware, clothes, stuffed
toys. 206 83rd Street.
FIND IT ALL HERE in The Islander Bystander!
A Shell's Throw From the Beach...
2BR/2BA condo fully updated and decorated. Light,
bright, open floor plan with ceramic tile. Enjoy cul-de-sac
location with tropical landscaping and pool. $119,900. Call
Diana Kaeding / Realtor Owner (941) 388-4474, eves.
383-3053, fax (941) 383-1739 ROYAL PALI REALTY
LIVE BLOOD CELL nutritional evaluation using dark
field microscope. $15 on October 12. Call Brain Gym at
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.
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 ne-
gotiable. Inquiries 753-3972.
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX COUPE 1979. Runs
great. Has new brakes, tires and muffler. $1,000
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
WAGNER EALTY 1,
Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
SPIRIT SONG CHARTERS pleasure cruises with
Capt. Richard Ardabell. Sunset, Egmont, snorkeling
or just relax and enjoy to view. 778-2195.
SAILBOAT 25' IRWIN with 9.9 Suzuki. Good condi-
tion. $5,000. Please call 778-7710.
MODERN HOUSEBOAT 2BR/2BA, new bottom, 45
L.A.W., large galley, sun room. 778-0021 or 778-
7589. Terms available.
WANTED FIBERGLASS sailing dinghy, 6' 9'
length. Call 778-2832.
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.
SITUATION WANTED Chauffeur and related du-
ties. Young, retired law enforcement officer seek-
ing part time employment. Responsible, versatile,
personable, knowledgeable and flexible. Call Jack
"'DIAL" DEBBIE DIAL
S778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
'- ' 1RVMW Gulfstream
Debbie Dial R Gulfstream
Debbie a5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
Leasing Manager HOLMES BEACH, FL.
WATERFRONT GEM! FISH OR KEEP YOUR BOAT at
)3BR 2BA spit plan dock- & ) your dock 2BR 2BA home on
devils. Iresh painrl and newv deep water Home Warranty.
carpel. $259,900. Call Judy $219 900 Call Darcie eves at
eves. at 778-1589. 779-2290.
SMLS [12 r 5910 Marina Dr.* Holmes Beach
REALTORS 778-0777 or 1-800-741-3772
SSALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
l A NEWLY LISTED FOR 1996-97 SEASON
Available Seasonal Rentals
For New Reservations
elevated, beautifully decorated $3,600/mo.
GULF CONDO 2BR/2BA
plus den & tennis courts $2,600/mo.
CLOSE TO GULF 2BR/2BA
CEDAR BEACH HOUSE!!! 101 PELICAN
CEDAR B SAESACH HOUSENTALS refurbished & steps to Gulf $1,900/mo101ELICAN
Close to bay & beach on the north end of Anna Maria. refurbished & steps to Gulf $1,900/mo. Modern 2 bedroom with loft (a 3rd bedroom), 2 bath,
Lush tropical landscaping surrounds this lovely home. CANAL & VIEW 2BR/2BA caged pool, 2-car garage, fireplace, canalfront home
Just steps to the Rod & Reel pier. Just listed at $177,500. elevated nicer home w/ boat dock $2,000/mo. in the city of Anna Maria. 2,016 sfla/3,286 sq. ft.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986. 1, under roof. $295,000. 103 Pelican canal lot next
Fran Maxon 1^M A I door is also available for $150,000 ... for the person
requiring estate proportions.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS .."'- REALTY ty
9701GulfDrive POBox717 AnnaMaria, FL34216 "We ARE thesland." Doug Dowling Reaty
FAX# 778-7035 9805 Gulf Dr e P0 Box 835 Anna Maria, rida 34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307 1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941)778-2250 7 7 8-1 2 2 2
Lq l 11.1'11" % At*18'1 ell
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.HELP W ANTDCntiued .IERVCESConinudIERVCESConinud
BARTENDER WANTED Apply at the Drift Inn, 120
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. See Vicki.
JOB WANTED MANAGING/OPERATING small
rental complex on Island. Experienced, excellent lo-
cal references. Call Frank at 778-0513 eves.
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.
ISLAND 25 YEARS EXPERIENCED CNA will care
for you or your loved ones and much more. Child
care also. Call Paula at 779-1405.
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.
2BR/1BA totally upgraded unit. New carpet,
breakfast bar, walk-in shower. Low mainte-
nance fees. Priced at $99,000. Call Ed
Oliveira at 778-1751.
'THE PERFECTIONIST" Cleaning with perfection.
Offices, homes and condos. Ironing too! Call Sharon
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Get ready for season or just pamper your-
self. Excellent references. Estimate or appointment.
"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,
HOUSEKEEPER COMPANION available by the
hour or by the day for cleaning, laundry, errands, light
cooking, etc. References. 729-4595, Kathy.
EXPERIENCED CNA AVAILABLE for a variety of du-
ties. Cleaning, doctor appointments, shopping, private
care, errands. Call Robert for appointment. 778-5136.
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.
TYPING -WORD PROCESSING RESUMES and
more! Could you use an extra two hands? Call
Joanne at 778-4053, leave message.
"The best news
on Anna Maria
Newly listed 2BR North West residence on
Warner's Bayou with fabulous views and private
dock. Offered at $119,900. Call Dave Moynihan
at 778-2246 days or 778-7976 eves.
DAVID MOYNIHA DAVID C. ECKL SUE NORMAND
ODD JOBS painting, lawn, yard, windows washed,
etc. Will do deliveries for you or your business as
needed. Bruce, 794-5767.
PART TIME WORK WANTED Dependable Island
residents for odd jobs, yard work, clean-ups, etc.
Professional painter also available. References.
Call Doug 778-3456.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL openings
for 18 months through 5 years. Come by and check
us out. 778-2967.
ATTENTION BOAT/CAR OWNERS! Is your in-
vestment looking a little chalky? We can protect
old and new paints with our acrylic-Teflon polish.
Call us now! 778-5215.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping.
Free estimates, 32 years experience. Full service
landscaping and garden center. Next to Island
Foods. All work guaranteed. 778-6630.
GRASS CUTTING 60 years experience. Commer-
cial, residential. By the cut or by the month. Retired,
want to keep active. Lowest prices. Call 779-2203.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing specialist. State licensed and insured. Many
Island references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY
THE # RESIDENTIAL RESALE OFFICE IN MANATEE COUNTY!
Debbie Dial Yvonne Higgins Sandy Greiner Jennifer Jones Don Schroder Karen Schroder Barbara Turner
CALL ONE OF OUR ISLAND PROFESSIONALS TODAY!
BAYFRONT DUPLEX ISLAND DUPLEX
With fabulous view, spacious floor plans and Best priced duplex on the Island. In a quiet
a short walk to the beach. Decor turnkey fur- neighborhood & less than one block from
nished. 2,736 sq. ft. total living area. Large great beach. East side seasonal rental. West
deep water dock. Offered at $389,000. Call side unfurnished annual rental. $129,900. Call
Dave Moynihan eves. 778-7976. Ed Oliveira eves. 778-1751.
Ann Harmon Sally Greig Lisa Collier
STABLE, Reliable & Efficient
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I~ PAGE 26 E OCTOBER 10, 1996 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Sany Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy'S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
77841345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
S 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
s 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
IT! Island In-Home Consultations
4L, 1" Free Estimates
b Susan Complete Interior Design
G.R. SULLIVAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Specialists in Hurricane Resistant
New Construction Remodeling Rennovation
25 Years Experience ( L 7, Licensed & Insured
References 794-3260 Lic RR 0047996
by REX B. SLIKER 778-7399
10 Years of Local References
SNDECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
LOCKSMITH Pl.jVTIWV I
Gary F. Deffenbaugh bff
Licensed-Bonded-Insured E/ fl&le Dej glblgy/
LOCKOUTS "Professional Excellence"
REKEY INSTALL MASTER Interior & Exterior
Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Locks & Repairs
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
ALOA 778-5594 ASIS 778-5594 778-3468
FREE EXPERT ADVICE
Call David Parrish Call
7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"
I HOMEIMEMENT CIninuedRN TA SCont'inue
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.
KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential & com-
mercial. New construction or remodeling. Insured. Lic.
# CGC 058-092. Call 778-5354 or pager 506-6186.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
SEAWALLS LIFTS DOCKS
License #MC00105. Fully insured. Doug Hugenberg
Marine Construction, Inc. Free estimates. Quality
work. Call Doug at 792-5685.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
CARPET, VINYL, CERAMIC tile. Sold, installed and
repaired. Excellent prices. All workmanship guaran-
teed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381 or
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, pri-
vate lot and parking. $275 per week, includes phone
and cable. 778-2832.
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 Sandy Point, Martinique. Call T. Dolly
Young, Realtor 778-0766 or 778-5427. The Pru-
dential Florida Realty.
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.
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.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX furnished. 2BR/2BA. 6
months + lease. Adults, no pets. 1st, last, security.
$600 month + utilities. (813) 689-0621.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartment. Lovely 2BR
furnished interior, convenient location. Patio, deck.
Vacation, week and season. No pets. (941) 778-3143.
ANNUAL RENTALS Newly refurbished, unfurnished
apartments. 2BR/1 BA near beach in Anna Maria and
2BR/2BA Gulfview in Holmes Beach. $575 & $1,000
mo. plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental. 2BR/1BA, washer/
dryer hook-up. Available November. Quiet location. No
dogs. $625 mo. 1st, last, security. 778-0217.
YEARLY RENTAL FURNISHED 1 bedroom. Suit-
able for older or single person. 203 Peacock, Holmes
Beach. $450 mo. Utilities not included. 778-1546.
HOLMES BEACH across for North Beach. Small
1 BR apartment. Annual $400 per mo. plus security.
ANNA MARIA UNFURNISHED ground level. 1BR/
1BA, large porch. $525 mo. Phone 778-2967 or
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Ocean front efficiency.
Beach, pool. Now through Dec. 19, $395 wk. Winter
'97, $1,995 mo. (401) 232-3262.
SEASONAL 1BR apartment and 2BR house, steps
to beach. Washer/dryer, turnkey furnished, no pets.
3 mo. minimum. $1,200/$2,200. 116 White Ave.,
Holmes Beach. (813) 985-6765.
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.
HOUSE FOR RENT Season Jan. Mar. Beautiful
decorated, enclosed garage. $1,800 per mo. in-
cludes all utilities. 778-3836.
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.
SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE! Houses on ca-
nal or close to beach, condos, duplexes. Call now for
your reservation. REALTOR Deborah Thrasher or
Connie Volts. The Prudential Florida Realty (941)
778-2055 or (800) 778-8448.
GULFFRONT, BAYFRONT, CANALFRONT and no
front vacation rentals still available. Call Betsy Hills
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ANNUAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA unfurnished. $700 mo.
plus security deposit includes water + garbage.
Bradenton Beach overlooking Gulf. Call 778-7199.
GULFFRONT COTTAGE 2BR/2BA newly reno-
vated, turnkey furnished. Too many amenities to list.
Available now. Week/month/season. For details call
SEASONAL AVAILABLE MONTHLY form Dec. Cute
2BR/1BA lower duplex. One block to beach. North
Holmes Beach. $1,300 mo. 778-6198.
1BR/1BA LARGE, LIKE NEW. Extra large garage,
washer/dryer hook-up, unfurnished. Nice and bright.
Annual lease. 100' from Gulf. $595 mo. 747-3814.
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.
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental. Beautiful 2,100 sq.
ft., 3BR/3BA, elevated canalfront home. $2,000
VERY NICE 2BR/1BA BEACH HOUSE. Unfur-
nished, washer/dryer hook-up. Across from wide,
sandy beach. $850 per mo. 1st, last and security. No
pets. References required. Call 778-5057.
HOLMES BEACH UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA, covered
carport, walk to beach. No pets. $725 per mo. Refer-
ences required. 1st, last and security. Call 778-5057.
VACATION/SEASON Ocean ground floor renovated
cottage, turnkey. 2BR/2BA, sleeps 6. $1,475 to
$2,475. 778-4523 or 1 (800) 977-0803.
HOLMES BEACH FURNISHED efficiency apart-
ment. Stove, refrigerator and parking area. No pets.
$350 per mo. 1st, last and security. Call 778-5057.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA apartment over-
looking Gulf. Across from beach, large deck. $600
mo. plus electric. Covered parking. 778-0019. In
South Bradenton Beach.
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. Seasonal 2BR also available. No
smoking or pets. (941) 778-7107.
WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR, unfurnished, A/C,
washer/dryer hook-up. Beginning Nov. on Longboat
Key, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach. Excellent
references. 383-2833, 9 4. Ask for Judy.
WANTED TO RENT ANNUALLY a.s.a.p. Nice
couple, non-smokers, no pets, no children, want
2BR/2BA on Island. 778-9370.
WANTED ANNUAL PREFER 2BR, unfurnished.
North end Anna Maria for this reliable local woman
with excellent references. 351-3922.
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.
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.
TRIPLEX BRADENTON BEACH great investment.
Close to beach and Bay. Fully leased. Call Jack
McCormick broker, Kevin Levins Realty, 383-5577.
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.
$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,
4 OR 5BR/3BA HOUSE, North Holmes Beach. New
kitchen, tile and carpet. Duplex zoned, dock. Asking
FOR SALE BY OWNER Lovely 2 story house. 2BR/
3BA, 2 large bonus rooms, 2-car garage. Call 778-
3836 for appointment to see. Will consider lease with
option to purchase.
631 FOXWORTH 3 OR 4BR/3.5BA, 3,000 + sq. ft.
with 263 ft. of exquisite, panoramic view, sea wall
protected. 30 x 28 living room with natural brick fire-
place, 18 x 23 kitchen and eating area. $575,000 as
COMMERCIAL/RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE for rent
in Holmes Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
LOTS GULF JUST 150' away. $175,000.
Bayview lot direct, duplex. $79,500. Call 778-4523
or 1 (800) 977-0803.
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SIX BEDROOM WATER FRONT $589,000
Boater's dream home on Bimini Bay. Many up-
grades, indoor pool, boat dock and lift for large
boats. Located on Key Royale on quiet cul-de-
* sac. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791.
BAYFRONT CAGED POOL $395,000
3BR/2BA home with gorgeous view of
Intracoastal Waterway. Pad & boat davits on
canal-side. Cul-de-sac. Very private. Large lot.
Call Helen White 778-6956.
KEY ROYALE BEST BUY $214,000
Well maintained 2BR/2BA home on 70 ft wide
canal. Remodeled kitchen, open floor plan over-
looks caged pool. New kitchen. Sprinkler sys-
tem. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791.
ELEGANT WATERFRONT RESIDENCE
$695,000 4BR/2.5 BA new carpet, new tile,
many built-ins, glassed in lanai. Lowest priced
home on street. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261.
TURNKEY FURNISHED CONDO $99,500
2BR/1.5BA overlooking heated pool. Close to
gorgeous beach, shopping, excellent sea-
sonal or annual rental. Gulf-front complex. Call
Helen White 778-6956.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE $165,000
Immaculate extra large 4 bedroom, 3 bath,
heated pool, waterfront, bayou, lake, lots of
privacy, Boat dock possible. Call Rose
ANNA MARIA ISLAND $199,000 HANDYMAN DUPLEX $114,000
3BR/2BA waterfront home in Anna Maria City, Close to the beach on large lot with detached
on cul-de-sac, in nice residential area. Boat one-car storage/garage. Easy to rent and the
dock and waterfront deck, lush water view numbers work.2BR/1BAoneachside.CallDick
Call Helen White 778-6956. Maher or Dave Jones 7786791.
* SPACIOUS HOME LARGE LOT *
REDUCED $99,900 2,560 SQ. FT. 3BR/3BA
27X18 family room w/fireplace, 21X15 utility room,
23X13 living room, large BR's, 2 car garage, heat
pump, in neat condition. Call Paul Martin 794-0049
PERICO BAY CLUB $119,900 Lovely
lakeside villa featuring tennis, nature trails and
only two miles to Gulf beaches. Gated commu-
nity. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4891.
PERICO BAY CLUB $119,900 Immacu-
late villa, 2BR/den, loft, garage. Very private
lanai w/view of wildlife preserve. 24 hour secu-
rity, pool, tennis, all ages, small pet OK. Call
Donna Mosley 778-2261.
PERICO ISLAND BEAUTY $92,500
Turnkey, immaculate 2BR/2BA new ceramic
tile in foyer, kitchen, baths, and screened lanai,
covered parking, pool, tennis, exercise club-
house. Call Rose Schnoerr 778-7780
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