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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 14, 1996


IISLANDER


1


FEMA rep


vows to


answer all


Thursday

By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City officials have scheduled a town
hall meeting Thursday, Nov. 14, for anyone who wants
-to pose a question to a Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency official.
The 7:30 p.m. meeting will be held at the Anna
Maria Island Elementary School Auditorium will fea-
Sture Brad Loar, senior mitigation specialist with
-: FEMA's regulatory office in Atlanta. He will answer
questions regarding flood.insurance and FEMA regu-
lations and requirements.
Loar said from his Atlanta office Friday he heard
there were concerns about rebuilding issues with re-
spect to flood management rules.
In particular, residents and contractors have run
into roadblocks trying to repair and rebuild after storms
and stay within what's called the "50-percent rule."
The federal rule, which went into effect upon adop-
tion of flood ordinances, states that if a homeowner has
had to rebuild after a devastating storm, or a series of
storms over a five-year period, then the cost of rebuild-
ing cannot exceed 50 percent of the fair market value
of the home.
The value of the land the house sits on is not in-
cluded in the 50 percent formula.
Here's the rub. If rebuilding costs exceed 50 per-


'This is a meeting
where people can
ask questions of a
living, breathing
individual instead
of a bureaucracy
called FEMA that
no one knows.'


cent, then the homeowner
has to elevate the house to
city and federal FEMA
regulations, which means
having to raise the house to
a height required by varying
"velocity zones" on the
Island, commonly 13 feet
above sea level.
Loar told The Is-
lander Bystander that
homeowners who had to re-


build after the 1993 no-name storm and Tropical Storm
Josephine could fall under the 50 percent rule.
"This could affect quite a few homes on the Island,
particularly the cottages," Loar said. "This is an ordinance
adopted by the cities following FEMA rules."
Anne Beck, administrative assistant in Anna Maria
City's public works department, said the meeting
should go a long way to giving people a better under-
standing of FEMA and its rules..
"This is a meeting where people can ask questions
of a living, breathing individual instead of a bureau-
cracy called FEMA that no one knows," she said. "He
will answer any questions regarding FEMA."
Some contractors have indicated they are upset
with the way the 50 percent rule is being interpreted.
Simple repairs to a home, such as new grouting in
the bathroom or screens for the porch, are being
deemed to fall under the 50 percent rule. These simple
repairs are necessitating a permit from the city.


Meet new, old
fire commissioners
Tuesday night
The Anna Maria Fire District Commission
will hold a special meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19, at
7 p.m. at Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, to swear in new board members and'elect
officers. The public is invited to meet the commis-
sioners. Refreshments will be served.


ISLANDER RESCUES COUPLE FROM YACHT BASIN


Bob Cooper ofBradenton Beach dived into the yacht basin at the Back Bay Steakhouse Saturday and pulled
John and Helen Danko from their submerged car after a freak accident. Islander Photos: Pat Copeland


Quick-thinking

dive saves two

from possible

dunking disaster
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Bob Cooper was minding his own business in
Holmes Beach when he looked up and saw a car lurch
over the sidewalk into the water.
John and Helen Danko had been on their way from
Longboat Key to enjoy a day browsing through arts and
crafts at the Heritage Festival in Anna Maria when their
car struck an object in the northbound lane of Marina
Drive at the city yacht basin. Their car veered across
the lane, hit the median and was propelled back across
the road and over the seawall into the water.
"It was beyond valor," said John Danko of
Cooper's rescue. "We have our lives to thank for his
efforts. We're very appreciative."
Cooper, 37, of Bradenton Beach, jumped into four
feet of water in the canal alongside Backbay
Steakhouse Saturday afternoon and rescued the Dankos
from the freak accident.
Cooper, who was dropping off a friend at the
Holmes Beach Shopping Center at the time, said, "I
heard a squeal and saw the car launch into the water. I
ran across the road and jumped in. I couldn't get the
front doors open, so I went to the back door and got it
open. The driver seemed stunned and sat there with his
hands on the wheel. I pulled him over the seat and got
him out, then I got his wife out."
Another Samaritan at the seawall helped Cooper
get the couple onto land.
With everyone safe on the sidewalk, the Dankos
had just one further request: would Cooper return to the
car to retrieve John Danko's golf clubs from the trunk
and his wife's purse from the car?
The obliging Cooper, already a hero, went back
into the canal for the Danko's personal items.
Danko said he would like to thank the many people
who helped him and his wife those who pulled them
out of the water and brought blankets to keep them
warm and the woman who drove his wife home to get
warm clothes.
"I'm just really happy I was there," said Cooper. "It
all happened so fast."
Wintesses said it appeared that the Dankos' vehicle


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Unit attached towing chains to the Danko's car.

hit a grate a storm-drain cover in the road which
popped up and struck the underside of the vehicle,
sending it out of control.
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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ....................... ...... ............ 6
Those W ere the Days ................................ .. 7
Island Poet ................................ .......... 17
Stir-it-up ......................................... 18
School Daze .............................................. 20
Streetlife ....................... ........... ............ 23
Soccer team pictures ................................... 24
Anna Maria Island tides ........................... .. 26
Real estate ................................ .......... 28
Coastlines ............................. ............ 29
Crossword puzzle....................................... 36


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND






ED PAGE 2 0 NOVEMBER 14, 1996 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Bayshore Fish reopens as Cortez Bait & Seafood


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The old Bayshore Fish Co., easternmost of the five
fish houses strung along the Cortez waterfront, has a
new owner, new name and new future.
After lying idle for years, it has been bought by
John Banyas, third generation of the Cortez pioneer
Taylor family. He renamed it Cortez Bait & Seafood.
In possession for about a month, he already has the
wholesale end of the business operating at admittedly
small startup volume, mostly in stone crabs. His cool-
ers are up and running and he is working on the freezer.
He will have a retail seafood store going in two or


three weeks at the front, shoreside part of the property,
he said. Wholesale will be back over the water.
Also on schedule is a sizable bait business, Banyas
said. A longtime commercial fisherman, he anticipates
gathering most of the herring and chum himself aboard
his 39-foot Miss Virginia.
Banyas bought the property from Klaus Barsky of
Palmetto, who for several years reportedly planned to
convert the picturesque fish house to an enclave of art-
ists' studios and shops, plus a coffee house.
To prepare for that program, Barsky refurbished
the plumbing and wiring, Banyas said.
Fire of suspected arson origin damaged the origi-


nal Bayshore plant, and the present facilities were built
in the 1970s.
It will be the second active fish house and the sec-
ond seafood store operating now along the Cortez wa-
terfront. The large Bell Fish Co. has remained in
wholesale operation through times so difficult that oth-
ers shut down. Star Fish Co. kept its retail store going
and ultimately sold it to Karen Bell, who continues to
run it and plans expansion and possibly a restaurant.
Besides Star's fish house operation, Fulford and
Sigma have dropped out of competition.
Cortez Bait & Seafood is near the eastern limit of
the village of Cortez, where the bay stops 119th Street.


Leffis Key gets
'punk haircut'
as fire burns
crown of mound
Firefighters from the Anna Maria Fire District in
Cortez finish snuffing a blaze that burned about one-
third of the brush surrounding the lookout on Leffis
Key at the southern end of Anna Maria Island. Rich
Jasinski of the Cortez station said the fire probably
started when someone threw down a burning ciga-
rette. Islander Photos: David Futch


Holmes Beach planners sidetracked by public


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission, side-
tracked recently by comments from the public, will
continue discussion of two ordinances on Nov. 14 at
10 a.m.
One ordinance would set limits on residential
rental periods and the other would legalize outdoor
dining in the city. Following their discussion, plan-
ners will make recommendations to the city council.

Residential rental ordinance
According to the ordinance, property owners
will not be allowed to rent for less than 30 days in
the R-l and R-3 districts and for less than 14 days in
the R-2 district.
Rentals in the R-4 district are limited to seven
days by the 1993 resort-housing-overlay ordinance.
Rentals in the R-1AA district are limited to 30
days by a 1992 ordinance.
There is also a provision that the property can-
not be rented more than once during the designated
rental period, but the rental can be of any length.
This provision also applies to the R-4 district. The
ordinance makes renting in a residential district a
permitted accessory use.
Grandfather status will be granted to property
owners who can prove they have rented for less than


The Anna Maria Island Privateers are sponsor-
ing "The Christmas Parade and Gifts from Santa"
on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The parade leaves Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria City at 10 a.m. and ends at Coquina Beach
in Bradenton Beach.
Santa will be in the parade and will give gifts
to Island children 12 and under at Coquina Beach
Oceanside Pavilion from approximately 11 a.m. to


the periods designated in the ordinance six months
prior to its passage. However, a sunset clause will
eliminate all grandfathering after three years and
will include rental properties in the R-4 district.
Planners said they are concerned that the ordi-
nance will make the entire city a resort housing over-
lay district and that it will be difficult to enforce.
Real estate agent Dolly Young said the ordi-
nance will legalize those who are currently renting
illegally.
There are illegal rentals throughout the city and
this is an attempt to make them legal said Frances
Smith-Williams, a planning commission member.
"If there are ordinances that place residents in il-
legal status in terms of how they use their property
and the city has not acted on it, it's not our problem,"
Planner Gabe Simches noted. "We're not an enforce-
ment body. Our concern is whether the ordinance is
consistent with the comprehensive plan."
The city wouldn't license them if they were il-
legal, Planning Chairman Sue Normand said. But
resident Don Howard noted that the city license is
merely a tax.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner said he has concerns
about enforcement and making the entire city a re-
sort district.
"We are losing young people who can't afford to
rent," he pointed out. "We're getting more invest-


2:30 p.m.
There also will be hot dogs and Coca-cola for
those children.
If you want to be in the parade, call Bob
Sandhoff at 778-7497, John Swager at 778-1238
or Will Stokes at 794-6889.
Show your community spirit.
Enter the parade and bring your children to
visit with Santa.


ment property. I don't think this is the direction the
city wants to go."
Normand suggested that owners register their
rental property with the city and be given a list of
rules and regulations to aid in enforcement.
Simches asked why the sunset provision is in the
ordinance.
"It's to allow enough time for people who have
relied on this as an income to sell the property or
phase out the rentals," Normand replied.
Smith-Williams said short-term rentals create in-
stability in residential districts and she favors 30-day
rental limitations throughout the city.
Planners agreed to allow no public comment at
their next meeting until they have completed their
discussion.

Outdoor dining ordinance
The ordinance will allow dining for open or out-
door patios, decks, porches, courtyards, gardens or
similar areas under the following conditions:
The consumption of alcoholic beverages is pro-
hibited.
The present allowable capacity for the restau-
rant shall not be increased.
Within one hour after closing time of the res-
taurant, all tables must be brought inside the main
portion of the restaurant unless the tables are an-
chored in a manner which would meet hurricane
safety standards.
Physical barriers which would either block
public pedestrian right of way or adversely impact
public access on right of way are prohibited.
Outdoor entertainment, loud speakers and an-
nouncement systems are prohibited.
All lighting shall be shielded to insure that im-
pacts on neighboring properties are avoided.
Smith-Williams said the ordinance should state
that the restaurant's doors and windows must remain
closed so noise from loudspeakers does not travel
outdoors.
VanWagoner said the ordinance refers to "patio
restaurants" which would not include those that plan
to offer dining on sidewalks in front of their busi-
nesses.


Island Privateer Christmas Parade

planned for Dec. 7





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 14, 1996 0 PAGE 3 II0

Final election results from Island, region


By Paul Roat
Islanders bucked state and national voting trends
but matched their neighbors in Florida by endorsing
Republican Bob Dole for president.
Dole carried the Island in the Nov. 5 general elec-
tion with 1,742 votes versus incumbent President Bill
Clinton at 1,668 votes. However, Clinton carried Anna
Maria and Bradenton Beach, with Dole pulling more
votes in larger Holmes Beach.
Island voters followed regional trends for the
U.S. Congressional District 13 race, electing Repub-
lican Dan Miller of Bradenton to a third term in
Washington over Democratic challenger Sandy Gor-
don. Miller carried all four Island precincts and won
in the district, which includes Sarasota County, by
a wide margin, 173,570 votes to Gordon's 96,049.
For the Florida House of Representatives Dis-
trict 68 seat, Islanders favored Democrat Bob Nolan
over incumbent Rep. Mark Flanagan, 1,905 to 1,837.
Flanagan won the seat and his re-election bid,
though, garnering 27,582 votes to Nolan's 20,665 in
the district which includes the Island and northwest
Manatee County.
Of local interest was Joe Galati's win for the
Seat 5 position on the Anna Maria Fire District over
incumbent Glenn Bliss. Galati carried Anna Maria
and Holmes Beach, while Bliss narrowly won in
Bradenton Beach, but district totals saw Galati win
the seat, 3,205 to 2,635.
Holmes Beach's Anne Beck also had a decisive
victory over incumbent J. Lynn Harrison for the Mana-
tee Soil and Water District Group 3 position, winning


Holmes Beach to get
new patrol boat
Holmes Beach City Council last week ap-
proved a bid from Wellcraft Marine for a new
boat to replace the city's current patrol boat. The
cost of $16,188.50 and is paid through a state
grant. The city's current boat will be put up for
sale by bid.


with 42,765 to Harrison's 32,068 votes.

Judicial results
Political newcomer Deborah Ford-Kaus will don
the robes of a circuit court judge after her victory over
Stanley Swartz. The district includes Manatee, Sarasota
and DeSoto Counties. Ford-Kaus received 130,804
votes to Swartz's 94,029.
All three Supreme Court Judges were retained, as
were the eight Second District Court of Appeals judges,
by wide margins both on the Island and statewide.

Constitutional amendments
Voters decided the fate of six constitutional
amendments last week.
The controversial Amendment 4, which would
have had sugar producers pay a one-cent tax earmarked
for Everglades restoration, received a "yes" vote in all
four Island precincts but was defeated state-wide.
Amendment 1, which requires citizen approval at
the polls by at least a two-thirds vote for any tax in-
crease, received a "no" vote in Anna Maria at Holmes
Beach's precinct 93 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, but
was voted up in other parts of the Island. The amend-
ment passed statewide.
Amendment 2 will broaden the powers of the Con-
stitution Revision Commission, allowing it to review
tax and budget matters now handled by the separate
Taxation and Budget Reform Commission, and also
allow the Constitution Revision Commission to begin
its work a year earlier than in past cycles. It was ap-
proved by Island and state voters.
Amendment 3 will increase the number of candi-
dates, from three to six, allowed to be recommended for
appointment to judgeships by the judicial nominating
commissions around the state. The appointments for
county, circuit and appellate judgeships are made by
the governor. Amendment 3 also was approved by Is-
landers and voters statewide.
Amendment 5 establishes the principle that indus-
tries or individuals polluting the Everglades Agricul-
tural District are financially responsible for the resto-
ration of the area. This amendment was approved by


state and Island voters.
Amendment 6 creates the Everglades Trust Fund,
to be used for Everglades restoration. Ironically, vot-
ers on the Island and across the state voted in favor of
the trust fund but, by voting down the penny-per-pound
sugar tax, the fund is currently unfunded.



Anna Maria City
No meetings scheduled

Bradenton Beach
11/14, 7 p.m., Council work session on
charter text review
11/18, 6:15 p.m., Citizens' Advisory
Task Force
11/21, 7 p.m., Council meeting

Holmes Beach
11/14, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
11/19, 7 p.m., Council work session

Of Interest
11/14, 7:30 p.m., Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency Town Hall Meeting, Anna
Maria Elementary School Auditorium, 5400
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
11/16, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
11/16, noon, Anna Maria Island Swimming
Pool Committee, Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
11/18, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
11/19, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire District
Commission swearing in of new board mem-
bers and election of officers, Station 1, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
1/20, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Anna Maria City Hall.


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IE PAGE 4 0 NOVEMBER 14, 1996 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Holmes Beach plan goes to state for comment


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Some Holmes Beach residents were happy and
others not so happy following a public hearing last
week on the city's revised comprehensive plan.
Rita Clark, who for many years has sought a com-
mercial designation for two lots at the corner of Mana-
tee Avenue and Gulf Drive, was the happiest. Council
agreed to the change.
Dolly Young, a real estate agent, and Don Howard,
owner of the Island Plantation, were unhappy that the
plan will continue to equate a dwelling unit with a
motel unit, limiting a motel's density to 10 units per
acre.
The plan has been evaluated and revised by the
city's planning commission over the past two years
under the guidance of Gerald Smelt, a planner with the
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. The plan was
reviewed by council in four work sessions prior to last
week's approval.

Clark property
Attorney Douglas Wallace, representing Clark,
took testimony from Clark and Pat Jackson, a real es-
tate agent, to establish that the property is unsuitable for
residential use and unsaleable due to the volume of traf-
fic.
The two lots owned by Clark and her aunt are
zoned residential and have a future land use designa-
tion of residential. The zoning cannot be changed un-
less the future land use designation in the comprehen-
sive plan is changed.
"The highest and best use for this property is com-
mercial," Wallace said. "Mrs. Clark asks that the coun-
cil allow some type of light commercial use."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said the entire
area, including West Coast Surf Shop and Duffy's
Tavern, should be changed to mixed use. Both busi-
nesses are designated as legal non-conformities be-
cause they are operating in a residential zone.
The only choice for the future land use designation
is commercial, Petruff said. Council can change the
zoning when it revises the land development code af-


ter the comprehensive plan is adopted.
Jim Brady, owner of the surf shop, said the coun-
cil should consider changing the zoning in the entire
area to give owners the highest and best use of their
property.
"Where do we stop?" Council Chairman Luke
Courtney asked. "There is a means (within city codes)
to expand a non-conformity. We will look at other
properties after they follow the proper procedure. Go
to the planning commission like Mrs. Clark did or ap-
ply for an expansion of a non-conformity. Don't come
in at the last minute and say, 'Me too.'"
Councilman Ron Robinson opposed the change to
commercial because it would increase traffic at the
"busiest intersection in the city."
Council members Don Maloney, Whitmore and
Courtney voted for the change. Councilwoman Billie
Martini was absent.

The motel district
"The revised amendments do not change the policy
established in the 1989 comprehensive plan with regard
to density (in the motel district) of 10 units per acre,"


City Attorney Patricia Petruff explained. "The planning
commission did not recommend any different interpre-
tation. Dolly and Don feel its an error for the council
to consider a hotel unit the same as a residential unit."
Young claimed limiting motels to 10 units per acre
is a violation of private property rights.
Howard noted that in a 1993 letter to the mayor,
Petruff said hotel and dwelling units were not the same.
"It is not my opinion that counts here," Petruff re-
plied. "It is the council's interpretation and planning
commission's interpretation. They have the right and
authority to interpret the codes and ordinances of the
city."
Petruff said council's role is to pass a resolution to
transmit the comprehensive plan to the state for com-
ment. The plan will not be adopted by council until
April 1997.
Courtney said council can change the plan prior to
adoption or anytime through the comprehensive plan
amendment process.
In a letter to council, Howard said he is contem-
plating taking legal action against the city over the is-
sue.



All chiefs and
no Indians
-.. Acting Longboat Key
.Police Chief John Kintz,
center, is flanked by two
former Longboat Key
S'police chiefs, Wayne
SMcCammon, left, and
Tom Coons at a retire-
ment party for Coons held
at the Longboat Tavern
on Nov. 3. Islander
..." Photo: Frank
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The Florida Department of Transportation will conduct a Public Hearing on the evaluation of
improvements under consideration for Key Royale Bridge. A Project Development and Envi-
ronment Study is currently evaluating this bridge in Holmes Beach, Manatee County. The hear-
ing will be held Wednesday, December 11, at 7 pm at the Key Royale Golf Club, 700 Key
Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida.
The proposed project involves the replacement of the existing Key Royale Bridge in the same
location. The new bridge will have a bike lane, a sidewalk and shoulders.
This Public Hearing is being held in order to receive comments, ideas, and suggestions from
the general public as well as to inform the public of this projects progress. Maps and concep-
tual plans will be presented for public viewing and representatives from the Department of Trans-
portation will be available beginning at 6 pm to discuss the project and answer questions. The
formal Public Hearing will begin at 7 pm.
Persons attending the hearing will be able to give oral and/or written statements to be included
in the official transcript of the public hearing proceedings. Also, written statements or exhibits
submitted by December 21, 1996 will become part of the official Public Hearing transcript.
Documents may be viewed beginning November 18, 1996 at City Hall, 5901 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217.
For more information about this project, contact Mr. Rhett Harper at the Department's District
Headquarters in Bartow (941) 519-2372. Persons with disabilities who may need special assis-
tance at the hearing should contact Ms. Elise Elsberry at (941) 519-2367.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,
handicap, or family status.


Date: December 11, 1996 Time: 6 pm (open house)
7 pm (formal hearing)


Place: Key Royale Golf Club
700 Key Royale Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 14, 1996 0 PAGE 5 []]

Charter talks Nov. 14 in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Changes to the document that allows Bradenton
Beach to be a city will be discussed in a workshop
Thursday by council members and a citizen group
formed to review the charter.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at city
hall. If approved by the council, charter revisions
would then need to be approved by voters Dec. 5 to
become effective.
Council members last week approved the wording
on the city charter question as it will appear on the
ballot if approved by council members later this month.
The ballot question would read: "Do you approve
of the adoption of city of Bradenton Beach ordinance
number 96-297, amending in its entirety the charter of
the city of Bradenton Beach as set forth in that ordi-
nance?" Voters would then have the option of casting
ballots "For the ordinance amending the charter," or
"Against the ordinance amending the charter."
A citizen group comprising Harry Brown, John
Bums, Charlie Grace, Lee Homack and Ken Lohn with
Councilman Gail Cole serving as council liaison has
spent the last seven months researching and reviewing the
city's charter. It's been more than 20 years since the
Bradenton Beach charter was substantially reviewed.
Key elements of the revisions of the city charter
include the following.
A commission rather than a council would gov-
ern the city. The change is in name only: duties would
remain the same, but "commissioner" is a gender-neu-
tral title that avoids the unwieldy use of "councilman"
and "councilwoman" in addressing elected officials.
Regular charter review would take place at least
every five years. The current charter does not have any
regular charter review provisions.
Elected official compensation pay raises for
elected officials would go into effect one full fiscal
year after the group votes itself a raise. There are no
waiting periods for salary increases in the current char-
ter.
Mayor election requires 50 percent plus one vote
rather than a simple majority as is currently the case,
and run-off elections would be held if a clear majority


of voters did not select a winner during a primary elec-
tion. No change from the current simple majority
would take place for council elections.
Limits of three terms of two-years each are pro-
posed for elected officials in the new charter language.
No such limitation currently exists.
Election dates would change from a special elec-
tion in December to council and mayoral candidates
running during the general elections in November in an
effort to save money. City elections currently cost
about $2,050; under the proposal that cost would be
greatly reduced. Elected officials would still take office
in early December under the charter proposal.
A decision to change the use of any city property
would require a "super majority" of four affirmative


An outbreak of catnapping has produced some
wide-awake residents in Bradenton Beach.
Reports of feline trapping have been occurring
in the Bay Drive South-Fourth Street South area of
the city. Lanie Lawton said a neighborhood cat,
"Mr. Jones," took up residence with her when she
moved to the area a year ago.
"He slept in my bed for the past year nearly
every night, he waited on my front stoop for me to
return from work, he was well fed, he knew his
name, he was spayed and has had veterinary care
- this is not a stray cat," Lawton said.
"Did I own him? No, he owned me and my
heart, along with everyone else's who ever lived in
this neighborhood," she said. "A couple decided to
reduce the cat population by placing cat food in a
trap in their yard to lure neighbor's cats into the


votes of elected officials plus approval by the voters in
a referendum under the proposed charter.
Citizens may propose ordinances providing 10
percent of the voters in the last city election sign a pe-
tition endorsing the new law. Elected officials then
have 90 days to enact the new ordinance; failure to do
so will automatically have the matter placed before the
people during a special election. The same process
would take place if citizens wish to remove ordinances
from the books. Exempt from the citizen initiative pro-
cess is the city budget, emergency ordinances or ordi-
nances dealing with salaries of city officers, contractors
or employees that are adopted by ordinance.
Free copies of the proposed charter are available at
city hall.


cage. Then they take the stolen cats to the SPCA
claiming the cats are strays. They did this with my
family member," Lawton said of "her" cat.
By the time she was able to find him at the
Palmetto SPCA, Mr. Jones had been put to sleep.
"I understand there is a stray cat overpopula-
tion problem," Lawton said. "I understand some
pet owners are irresponsible, but I don't under-
stand how people can trap cats without warning
their neighbors that their pets may be trapped and
given away for euthanasia as an unloved stray."
Police Chief Jack Maloney said he was aware
of the complaints, "but there is nothing specific to
prohibit trapping animals in Bradenton Beach.
"We don't know who it is" doing the trapping, he
said. "I advise people to keep their animals inside, or
else be sure to have collars and tags on their pets."


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Disaster averted
We recall an incident some years ago when a couple
headed to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall drove
down the Sarasota city boat ramp which was situated on
a winding road between the purple hall and the library.
The outcome there was not so pleasant as this week's
incident in Holmes Beach. It was dark and no one noticed
the stranded vehicle or the people trapped inside by power
windows and doors until it was too late.
The potential was there in our Island incident but
thankfully it was daylight, there were quick-thinking,
quick-reacting people nearby to help out and everyone
maintained some semblance of calm.
Luckily the water wasn't so deep that Bob Cooper,
hero to the rescue, couldn't manage to get the Dankos out
of the car.
The outcome was good. So good, the Dankos sent
Cooper back into the water to retrieve her purse and his
golf clubs. Well, why not?
We hope Cooper found his rewards, more than his
just desserts when he gets to heaven, for his kindly deeds.
From the chuckles surrounding the rescue of the golf
clubs, we were reminded of the "Skyway disaster" in May
1980, when stories circulated that the driver of the car that
stopped a mere 18 inches from the edge of the span in-
sisted he be allowed to retrieve his clubs from the trunk.
That one may not be true, but meanwhile the Dankos
and Cooper have touched the pathos of Island lore. They'll
forever be remembered in stories passed among oldtimers
and newcomers. What is it about those golf clubs?

Recycle now?
We've tackled important environmental issues on
Anna Maria Island in the four years since we came into
existence at The Islander Bystander. The bridges come to
mind first, beach cleanup, saving turtle hatchlings, beach
renourishment and more.
One of the foremost environmental issues of the
1990s has gone with little notice here. Recycling.
Aside from the regular grumbling that Holmes Beach
has curbside and "we don't" from residents of Anna Maria
and Bradenton Beach, we hear it from visitors too.
"Don't you people recycle?" they commonly ask us.
Truth is, we do and we don't. Some people say they
don't have enough recycling to worry about. What's
enough to worry about when the entire world is worried
about recycling to preserve its natural resources?
What they must mean is that they don't have enough
recycle material on a weekly basis to schlep to the collec-
tion bins. Weekly curbside service could change that. It's
so easy to throw newspaper, glass, aluminum cans, steel
cans and plastics in one blue container and set it out with
the garbage one day a week.


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Wife of baseball great
says thanks
Thank you so much for doing the articles about my
late husband Fred Hutchison in the Oct. 17 issue of the
Islander.
I've had more favorable comments on those stories
than any I can recollect.
They were very well done and my family all say
thank you.
Patsy Hutchison, Holmes Beach

Bradenton Beach
improvements lauded
In the last few years, the citizens of Bradenton
Beach have improved the area south of Cortez Road
tremendously. It took the effort of the mayor, council,
influential citizens and volunteers. As a result of the
teamwork, the area is attracting people from the Mana-
tee and Sarasota Counties area.
The effort of the people of Bradenton Beach has
improved not only the beaches but the Gulf Drive area,
main street and the city's wonderful "jewel," the
Bradenton Beach Pier.
The pier is a pleasant place to visit any time. Fishers,
walkers, sightseers and eaters enjoy it. The food prepared
at the restaurant by Georgia and Jim is excellent.
It is truly a wonderful experience to visit the
Bradenton Beach area. Thanks to the entire commu-
nity.
Lou VonVille, Bradenton

Turtle director totes good year
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone
who has helped during my first year as director of the
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.
Our first year of success was due to:.
All of the volunteers and all the nameless faces
who helped out in the dark.
The hundreds of beach walkers who watched the
hatchlings crawl successfully to the water.
The Islander Bystander for getting the word out to
the people.
Businesses that went above and beyond to turn
down lights for the hatchlings.


We have proven that the new Turtle Watch quite
possibly has the "right stuff."
Many thanks to all.
Suzie Fox, director,
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch

Road closure serious matter
I want to thank Billie Martini for her letter and her
concern.
As one of the residents on Flotilla Drive, I am very
concerned about any closing of one of our streets. Ac-
cess to Marina Drive is always difficult during the
winter months practically impossible.
In the coming issues of the Islander more informa-
tion and possible recourses would be appreciated.
We are a very small and crowded Island, let us re-
member that the open space behind the city buildings
is a great asset. The land hosts many events and brings
a great amount of pleasure to many.
Joan Ramus, Holmes Beach

Cat owners warned
I would like to inform cat owners in Bradenton
Beach that traps are being set on Bay Drive South,
Third Street South and Fourth Street South filled with
cat food luring neighborhood cats into the cage. After
the cat is caught they take the stolen cat to the SPCA,
claiming it is a stray.
What gives someone the right to steal another
person's pet and give it away? They are dog owners
themselves and I'm sure would be as angry and dis-
traught as I am if this happened to their dog. I never
imagined someone stole our pet and gave it to the
SPCA, but it is true. Unfortunately, I learned of these
cages too late and now my pet is dead.
I want to alert all other cat owners in Bradenton
Beach of this maleficence and prevent others from feel-
ing the emotional distress caused by a kidnapping and
death of a family member.
I contacted the police and there are no legal rami-
fications for stealing a cat and giving it away as a stray
because the cat wouldn't keep a collar on. Please learn
from our trauma; I.D. tag your pet or keep it inside.
There are killers out there.
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 10, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder


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General John J. Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American expeditionary
forces, inspects United States troops in France in 1918.


A DAY IN

BEAUTIFUL AMIENS


As May turned to June, the war
along the Western Front in 1918 shifted
southward. Company E of the Sixth
Engineers packed up and marched to
Amiens, the city they had helped to pro-
tect in March. There they had a day or
two to look around while waiting to take
the train south.
Private Clair Jones and his friends
Will Austin and Corporal James Field
marveled at the main attraction of the
beautiful city-the largest medieval cathe-
dral in France. Built in the 13th century, it
was tall and strong with a slender spire and
a magnificent rose window.
Clair took along his sketch pad and
made some drawings to send to his fam-
ily on Anna Maria Key and his fiancee
Edith in Canada. How he wished she
could be at his side.
Clair felt good, nonetheless. A few
days ago the regiment had been honored
by a British general for helping to check
a dangerous German advance toward
Amiens and Paris. Besides that, he was
bursting with pride that other American
units were seeing action and acquitting
themselves well-the American First
Division at Cantigny and the Marine
Brigade at Belleau Woods.
Amiens was crowded with British
and French soldiers also going south.
Clair couldn't help noting what a sorry
lot they were, how thin and grimy and
altogether unimpressive. He felt sorry
for them in one way. They'd been at this
war for nearly five years. At the same
time, the freshness and spirit of the
American troops made him stand tall.
Clair's spirits were dashed that
evening, however.


"TW -.***"* 'jHH~ti~b-*--fc ^d


Kaiser William II and his staff on an
inspection tour of the German forces.


Late in the day he and his bud-
dies wandered into a cafe near the
train station. They sat down to eat
some bread and cheese with "a little
white wine and beer."
Six young British Tommies were
at the next table. After a while they
took note of the three Americans and
began to ask questions. A corporal did
most of the talking. He asked casually,
"How many of you Yanks do you
reckon are over here now?
"Nearly a million of us, I'd say,"
answered Clair, equally casually.
Leaning back in his chair and sur-
veying the three Americans with a
gleam in his eye, the corporal went on
to opine that the Americans were going
to be quite a lot of help to the Allies. In
a financial way. And also as laborers.
"Wouldn't you say," he continued,
with a wink at his chums, "they'll be
about the same use as a million"-
pause-"Chinese coolies." And the
Brits broke out laughing.
Now, Clair Jones had served in the
Spanish-American War while he was
still in his teens. He'd been a ship's
master when he was in his 20s. He was
now nearly 40 years old, but in excel-
lent shape-and Irish, to boot. He
wasn't about to take any ragging from
these Britishers.
He stood up. The British corporal
got up also.
Austin wrote:
"Clair spat out, 'You damned son-
of-a-bitch, you compare us to Chinese
laborers do you!'
"The Tommy didn't have a chance to
answer. Clair walloped him on the jaw,
and he fell on his back on the floor.
"Field and I got to our feet and
moved up close to the British's. It
looked as though a battle would take
place. But the Tommies knew the door,
and they and their loud-mouthed cor-
poral slunk out quickly. We celebrated
victory by taking a few more drinks."
Men such as these casual acquain-
tances shortly would be comrades in
the terrible bond of war, fighting and
dying together in the bloody Second
Battle of the Marne.

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Broadway variety

show at Island

Center Friday
Come one come all to the Anna Maria Art-
ists' Guild Seventh Annual Heritage Days Festival
variety show "Broadway Tonight" to be held at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, Friday, Nov.
15, at 8 p.m.
Directed by Dottie McChesney and Art Ballman,
the evening will feature songs and music from famous
Broadway shows such as "Show Boat," "South Pa-
cific," The King and I," "Annie Get Your Gun" and
more.
Vocalists will include Islanders Linda Grieg, Jack
Elka, Pat Kenny, John Sharp, Pat Higginbotham, Bob
LaPiccola and the Roser Youth Chorus.
"The Sophisticates," an 18-piece orchestra, will be
featured.
A donation of $7 for adults and $3 for children is
requested. Tickets are available at the Artists Guild
Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Tickets will be available at the door
the evening of the show.



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Islander Reporter
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sioners had to revise the rules.
Originally the board banned the burning of fuels
containing more than one percent sulfur and added
specific performance standards for a variety of other
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and the performance standards had to be dropped.
"They kept the one percent, but they realized it
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EMS study committee


impressed by other systems


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Emergency Medical Service Study Committee
explores various methods of delivering EMS service
used by neighboring counties.
It consists of representatives from the three Island
cities, the fire district, Cortez and Manatee County.
They are gathering information on four options for ser-
vice: the present EMS-based service; a combination
EMS and fire district service; a fire district-based ser-
vice; and privatization.
Holmes Beach Councilman Don Maloney was
impressed after a visit to Longboat Key where the fire
department also takes care of emergency medical ser-
vice and provides transport to the hospital.
"I can't believe it makes sense to do it any other
way," he said. "Three vehicles a command vehicle,
a fire truck and an ambulance respond to a call. The
personnel rotate between fire fighting and rescue, so
they all know what they're doing."
Fire Chief Andy Price noted that the new Longboat
Key Fire Station also contains a clinic for minor treatment
of patients and an exercise room for physical therapy.
"A lot of the things people go to the emergency room
for can be handled there," he said.
Anna Maria Commissioner George McKay praised
the Pinellas County system because of its economical as-
pects and the fact that the county takes a leadership role.
"Pinellas County took a proactive approach," ex-
plained Price. "They looked at the county as a whole


and asked how they could provide the best service. The
county charges all the residents .727 mills which goes
to Sunstar, a county division. Sunstar uses a formula to
fund each of the 27 fire districts to provide EMS ser-
vice."
The fire districts don't recognize boundary lines,
and the closest unit, no matter which district it is in,
responds to the call, he noted. There is a four-minute
response time.
Sunstar charges its residents a fee for ambulance
transport, he continued. Sunstar then pays a company
named Life Fleet to provide the transport. Sunstar pro-
vides the vehicles, equipment and supplies and Life
Fleet provides the employees and management.
"Life Fleet uses system-status management," Price
said. "They have a computer system that tells them
where to put ambulances throughout the county. How-
ever, Sunstar put restrictions on it. They said Life Fleet
must have a 10-minute response time for 90 percent of
the calls, and a 12.5-minute response time in outlying
areas. Don't forget, this is just transport. The EMS unit
is already there treating the patient."
"That's one heck of a system," said McKay."If
Manatee County could have the vision without the
petty pride and egos, that system is what should be
running here. Maybe the way to do it is with the coop-
eration you have now (between the fire districts) and
let the county see something good that works."
Members will continue their research, then develop
time lines and cost figures for the various options.


Island orchestra and chorus to celebrate founding


The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and
Chorus, founded in November 1992 by Island resident
Willem Bartelsman, will celebrate its founding on Sun-
day, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. by presenting an all-Haydn
Concert to be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
The orchestra and chorus has grown from a small
group to a well-established organization of 90 orches-


tra and chorus members, a 15-member board of direc-
tors and two professional staff members Alfred
Gershfeld, musical director and conductor, and
Marjorie Whitson, choral master and keyboard accom-
panist.
Both the chorus and orchestra practice every Sat-
urday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach and afternoons the


two Thursdays prior to each concert.
Singers and players reside not only on Anna Maria
Island but in all other parts of Manatee County. Addi-
tional members are welcome.
Four more concerts will be presented at the same
location in December, February, March and April.
To inquire about the organization, call Willem
Bartelsman at 778-6517 or Ian Morrison, 747-4056.


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in Cortez'
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Twenty disgusted kids are looking for "the
meanest person in Cortez."
That's the one who stole the television set and
VCR that brought them movies every school day
at the Cortez Community Center.
"Old Meanest" broke into the center, at 4527
123 St. W., by kicking a window air conditioning
unit into the building and crawling in through the
window.
What he got wasn't worth much to anyone but
the kids, said Dr. Mary Fulford Green, director of
the "Kids Do Count in Cortez" program. But it was
all they had for watching movies.
The program is funded by Manatee County and
run by volunteers. It is open free to all school-age
youngsters of the area, especially those who live on
the Cortez Peninsula.
Twenty children are attending this fall, said Dr.
Green, which is about the capacity of building, a
house which is on loan from another member of the
pioneer Fulford family. Supervised games, arts and
crafts, sports and homework study are featured.
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Last year hundreds of Islanders and visitors enjoyed
the parade from canals, docks, piers and restaurants.
If you have a boat, start planning your lighting
scheme now. If you don't have a boat, talk a friend
with a boat into entering.
The parade committee has a telephone hotline setup
at 778-1136. The hotline has information about the pa-
rade route, lighting boats and watching the parade.
This year for the first time the boat parade will
have its own narration and music at 99.9 on the FM

Reserve your spot for
three chamber events
The Longboat Chamber of Commerce will spon-
sor three programs through Nov. 20. Reservations are
required for each of the events .
The chamber's realty group will meet on Thursday,
Nov. 14, at 8:30 a.m. at SunTrust, 510 Bay Isles Road on
Longboat Key. The group will elect officers for 1997.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the chamber will hold its
Business After Hours program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
at the Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Rd.,
Sarasota. The Anna Maria Island and Siesta Key
Chamber of Commerce will also be participating.
And the November "Nooner" will be held on
Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Holiday Inn Longboat
Key, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive from noon until 1
p.m. The program will include a discussion on tax law.
For reservations, call the chamber at 387-9519.

Poinsettia Bazaar to
include craft show
The St. Bernard Guild Poinsettia Bazaar will in-
clude a craft show this year featuring local crafters
from the Island and Bradenton.
The bazaar and craft show will be held on Satur-
day, Nov. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday,
Nov. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Welsmiller
Activity Center of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
The craft show will include the work of:
Phyllis Reichart, China painter.
Beverly Chouinard, Rader's Reef, shell art.
Lucy Kampstra, wall hangings.
Brenda Maines, specialty gift packages.
Marie Ewing, hand-created dolls.
Eleanor Boylan, Island author, signing copies of
her new novel, "A Christmas Mystery."
The bazaar will include booths of hand-crafted
items, a bake sale and a special surprise lunch to be
served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Both events are free and open to the public

Oops
Jeb Stewart's name was misspelled in last week's
"Anna Maria targets lawn services." The paper also re-
ported that Stewart said he would tear up his parking tick-
ets rather than pay them. Stewart says he paid the tickets.


dial.
The parade gets underway at 6 p.m. near the
Holmes Beach Key Royale bridge (66th Street) in
Bimini Bay. It moves down the 67th and 68th Street
canals at about 6:20 p.m.
There is great viewing from Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church at the beginning of the route. The parade will
cruise through Bimini Bay, passing Galati's Marina
and Rotten Ralph's at about 6:40 p.m. It proceeds past
the Anna Maria City Pier and turns around at the Rod
& Reel Pier at about 6:55 p.m. There is also great view-
ing from both pier restaurants and Bayfront Park.


Chapel Players auditions
need all age groups
The Chapel Players of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church will hold open auditions for its winter pro-
duction of "George Washington Slept Here," by Moss
Hart and George S. Kaufman.
The cast calls for nine men and eight women of
various ages and includes six parts for young adults or
persons in their late teens. All persons, with or without
acting experience, are encouraged to attend.
The show is a comedy about a husband who always
wanted to "get back to nature." After purchasing a 200-
year-old "historic" home in the country sight-unseen,
he plucks his family from their sophisticated apartment
in New York City into the zany pool of silly country
neighbors to problems such the cow in the kitchen.
Auditions will be held on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7:30
p.m. in the chapel of the church located at 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
Rehearsals will begin in November with a two-
week break over Christmas and New Year's. The show
will run Thursday through Sunday, the last week of
January and the first two weeks in February for a total
of 12 performances.
For additional information, call Jim Lewis, direc-
tor, at 745-3585. For information about the Chapel
Players, call Joy Courtney, president, at 778-5405.

Anna Maria Garden Club
to meet Nov. 20
"Flower Gardens," a film, will be presented at the
meeting of the Anna Maria Garden Club to be held on
Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. at Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria City.
Refreshments will be served and the public is in-
vited to attend.

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Church Saturday
The Women's Guild of Roser Memorial Community
Church will hold its annual Mistletoe Bazaar on Saturday,
Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of
the church at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
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Art league announces
exhibit winners
The Anna Maria Island Art League has announced
the winners in its "Dreams and the Hereafter" exhibit.
First place was awarded to Richard Thomas for his
mixed-media work "Florida Roots." Second place
went to Rachel Kaufman for "Fractal World" done in
prisma color, and Faye Rosechild Nierman took third
place for her mixed-media work "Joy Unspeakable."
The exhibit will be on display through Wednesday,
Nov. 20, at the league located at 5314 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach.

Longboat art center
announces exhibit,
workshops
The Longboat Key Art Center will feature "Shannon
Exhibit" in its main gallery though Sunday, Dec. 8. This
media show offers awards totaling $3,000.
Also, registration is taking place now for art work-
shops. Some of the programs offered are: "Darkroom/
Black & White Basic Techniques," taught by Steve
Meltzer; "Ceramic Tiles" by D. Hagstrom; "Surrealist
Painting" by Karizu; "Faux Finishes" by L. Hamel and
"Printmaking" taught by J. Blackburn.
For more information about the exhibit and to reg-
ister for workshops, call the center at 383-2345.

Sarasota art center to
throw free party of art, fun
The Sarasota Visual Art Center invites the public to
"A Garden Party of Art and Fun" on Sunday, Nov. 17,
beginning at 2 p.m. in the Sculpture Garden at the center.
The event celebrates the center's 70th anniversary
of service to the visual art community.
It will include a sidewalk and clothesline sale of art,
art demonstrations, a raffle, entertainment, Portraits-on-
the-Spot and the sale of pastries and beverages.
Admission is free. The center is located at 707 N.
Tamiami Trail, between the Visitor Center and Mu-
nicipal Auditorium and Exhibition Hall just north of
Sarasota Quay. Call 365-2032 for information.

The Minnesota Club to
meet Nov. 19
The Minnesota Club will hold a luncheon on Tues-
day, Nov. 19, at 11:30 a.m. at the Moose Lodge in
Bradenton Beach.
Reservations are required. For reservations call
778-1971.

Island Players audition for
'Moon Over the Brewery'
Auditions for "Moon Over the Brewery" by Bruce
Graham will be held Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at
the Island Players Theatre, Gulf Drive at Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City.
The play will run from Jan. 10 through Jan. 25.
The script calls for a middle-aged woman, her teen-
age daughter and two young-to-middle-aged men. It
will be directed by Kelly Woodland.
For further information, call 794-8762.

Landscape architect to
speak to historical society
Allen Garner, a landscape architect who grew up
in the midst of the fishing industry of Cortez, will speak
to the Anna Maria Island Historical Society at their
meeting to be held on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
at Anna Maria City Hall.
Garner is coordinator of the Florida Yards and
Neighborhoods Program for Manatee and Sarasota
Counties. The subject of his talk entitled "Friendly
Landscaping" will include some history of this area.
The public is invited at attend.

Island pool committee to
meet Saturday
All Island residents interested in a community
pool are encouraged to join the Anna Maria Island
Community Pool Committee at their meeting to be
held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Walker-
Swift Meeting Room of the Island Branch Library in
Holmes Beach.
Call Ursula Stemm at 778-7675 for more infor-
mation.


SAR essay contest set for
area high school students
High school students in their junior or senior year
are invited to enter the National Society of the Sons
of the American Revolution Knight Essay Contest.
The contest is for an original essay written in
English and must not exceed 500 words excluding
title page and bibliography. The topic for the essay
shall deal with an event, person, philosophy or ideal
associated with the American Revolution, the Decla-
ration of Independence or the Framing of the United
States Constitution. Essays will be judged for histori-
cal accuracy, clarity of thought, organization, gram-
mar and spelling and creativity.
A $2,000 first prize will be awarded to the national
contest winner. In addition, the winning essay will be
submitted to the SAR Magazine for publication. The
Florida Society will award prizes totaling $1,800 in U.S.
Saving Bond to three winners. Locally, the Saramana
Chapter will present the writer of the winning essay with
a $100 U.S. Savings Bond and the second and third place
winners will each receive $50 bonds.
The contest entry deadline is Jan. 15 and entries
must be received on or before that date. Local winners
will be announced Feb. 21.
For additional information and the contest rules,
send a self-addressed, stamped envelop with the re-
quest to Chairman, Knight Essay Contest, 4437
Atwood Cay Circle, Sarasota, FL 34233.

Civic Association talks
home safety
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will discuss
home crime protection at its meeting to be held Sat-
urday, Nov. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Island Branch Li-
brary in Holmes Beach.
Sarah Fildes from Metro Crime Prevention of
Florida will be the speaker. The public is invited.

Van Wezel presents
Carnegie Hall Jazz Band
The all-star, 17-member Carnegie Hall Jazz Band,
led by music director/trumpeter Jon Faddis, will
present a concert of jazz classics at Sarasota's Van
Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. on Monday,
Nov. 18.
Contact the Van Wezel Box Office at 953-3368
for ticket information.

USF senior to perform
trombone recital at MCC
Carmen Russo, a senior at the University of South
Florida Music School, will perform a free trombone
recital which will include an informal jazz jam with
members of the USF chamber ensembles at 8:30 p.m.
on Friday, Nov. 15, in Neel Auditorium 5840 26th St.
W, Bradenton.
For more information, call the Neel Auditorium
Box Office at 755-1511, ext. 4240.

Sarasota Ballet opens
with 'Don Quixote'
The Sarasota Ballet of Florida's official season
will begin with its premier of "Don Quixote."
Adapted from the famous Cervantes novel, "Don
Quixote" is one of the most entertaining of all story
ballets.
The performances will be held at the Van Wezel
Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota on Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, Nov. 15, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. On Satur-
day and Sunday, performances will also take place at
2 p.m.
Contact the box office at 359-0771 for ticket in-
formation.

Academy Award-winning
director to speak at MCC
Academy Award-winning director John Avildsen
will participate in an open discussion of his film,
"Save the Tiger," following a screening of the film on
Monday, Nov. 18, in Studio 84 at the Manatee Com-
munity College Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th St. W.
The 1973 film will be shown at 1:15 p.m. and an
open discussion with Avildsen will follow.
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Railroad titan Brosnan's life explored in two-volume book


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Charles Morgret liked Bill Brosnan. Eleven years
of mind-taxing labor and 1,277 pages later, he still likes
him.
They shared several elements of life: railroading,
a fondness for Anna Maria Island, an admiration of
Brosnan. The latter was necessary, for Brosnan appears
to have been a man who
would accept admiration as
an absolute minimum. Ado-
ration preferred.
Brosnan was the ultimate
railroad titan, credited by
l many with having saved the

tionalization. He did so in
large part by being a kind of
ultimate downsizer before
Brosnan other companies caught on.
Morgret's book about
Brosnan's life and times is titled "Brosnan: The Rail-
roads' Messiah." It is as complete a work about a life
as anyone could wish.
Despite its two-volume length, which makes it
something of a challenge, it is an extraordinarily inter-
esting chronicle. It has any number of fascinating rail-
road stories, telling of heroism and peccadilloes of
executives and working stiffs alike. It tells of a man
who was most remarkable, like him or not and he
wouldn't much care.
Dennis William Brosnan Jr. (1903-1985) was one
of a kind, insisting on his way and almost always get-
ting it through intellectual strength, mastery of detail,
persistence and a powerful personality.
It helped his cause that he turned out to be almost
always right, though that of course didn't endear him
to adversaries.
That he spent his life in a business that was de-
termined to remain in the cave made his efforts dou-


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bly difficult, certainly, but also made his successes
doubly evident.
Starting as a track worker, he fought and thought
his way to the presidency and chairmanship of the
Southern Railway. He almost single-handedly con-
verted his industry from labor-intensive to a model
of technology, dragging other railroads along kick-
ing and screaming.
Along the way he discovered Anna Maria Island,
AutoS
Charles O. Morgret will autograph copies of his
two-volume epic, "Brosnan: The Railroads' Messiah"
on Nov. 21 at Books-a-Million, 4225 14th St. W.,


Tuckers gather
For the first time in more than 50 years, four gen-
erations of the Tucker family gathered to celebrate its
newest addition.
The center of attention was seven-month-old Rob-
ert L. Tucker Jr., introduced by his dad, Robert L.
Tucker, who was raised in Anna Maria City and now
resides in Samoset. The baby's grandfather, Steven N.
Tucker, and great-grandfather, Robert H. Tucker, both
of Anna Maria City, were present.

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and thought so well of it that in the early 1960s he built
the 13-unit "The Lay-By" (an old railroad term for the
place where crews laid over between trains). He had the
Southern build it at the foot of White Avenue in
Holmes Beach for entertaining business associates and
prospects and for Southern employees who earned a
stay here. He later built his retirement house two doors
up the beach.
Author Morgret has his own railroad back-
ground, 23 years with the Association of American
Railroads and 18 with the Southern as director of
public relations. He retired here in 1981 and began
his epic project soon afterward.
He knew Brosnan and "I always knew I would
write his biography." He calls it "the work of a life-
time." It is well worth having done, and done well.
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Bradenton. The book signing will begin at 1 p.m. as the
feature of the giant bookstore's reopening of its ex-
panded facilities.


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to Todd Randall McCoy of Bradenton, son of Gay
Giannotes of Ruskin and James McCoy of Lake City.
The couple will wed Feb. 15, 1997, at Kirkwood
Presbyterian Church.
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Teen tickles ivories for love and money


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
For most 15-year-olds without even a driver's li-
cense, finding a good job on the Island can be tough.
Bill Zoller of Holmes Beach is one of the lucky
ones. As the new piano player at the Back Bay
Steakhouse, Zoller gets to do something he loves and
get paid for it.
"All my friends are jealous," he said with a laugh.
"They say they have to work while I just play piano!"
Most of Zoller's friends aren't aware of the hard
work and dedication that is required of an accom-
plished piano player. Zoller, who lives with his parents,
Alice and Jack, and 16-year-old brother, Dane, began
studying classical piano when he was 6.
About a year ago, when his piano teacher quit to
focus on her family, Zoller said he set aside classical
music and began to focus on contemporary music,
which has served him well in his new job.
Zoller, a friendly, outgoing young man, said he got
the job by accident.
"I started work as a busboy," he explained. "One
of the waitresses told the manager that I could play, so
he asked me to play him a song. The next day I alter-
nated between busing tables and playing piano. The
second day he told me he wanted me to be the piano
player."
General Manager Guy Lococo said he met with
Zoller and his parents and worked out hours and a pay
scale that were agreeable to all.
"The customers love him and his music is a good
variety," Lococo said. "They think it's a thrill for a 15-


Bill Zoller plays at Back Bay Steakhouse on weekends. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland


year-old to have such a big responsibility."
"I can play whatever I want," Zoller noted. "I play
a variety of contemporary, jazz, easy listening and ro-
mantic songs. My new teacher, Jan Mason, is very sup-
portive. At my lesson, I start with my classical piece,
a 20-page sonata by Beethoven, then he lets me play
my other music."
Zoller said he practices about an hour a day, except
on the weekends when he considers his job practice
enough. He had hoped to try out for football or basket-


ball but between school and work, he has little time for
extracurricular activities. He said he is cracking the
books this year and expects a 3.2 grade point average
in the first grading period.
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I'd like to get a scholarship and major in music," he
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Big boat, big fish, big time


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Beth Daniels struggles with an "Oh, my God!
Oh, my God!" exhaustion as she tries to lift her rod
and force a big black grouper out of his hole.
It's tall-water fishing time in 130 feet of cobalt
blue Gulf of Mexico water 40 miles west of Anna
Maria Island.
Daniels' one consolation is that at least she's
comfortable reeling in her catch aboard one of the
finest fishing machines around, the Rocky Bluff,
owned by Mike Carter Construction of Bradenton.
On a recent trip, Capt. Joe Webb led Daniels, her
husband Tommy, George Ruess and this writer to a
killer day of fishing.
We left Galati's Marina fuel dock at 7:30 a.m.,
threw a cast net for some minnows and then caught
some nice fresh bait offshore simply using a series
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By 10 a.m. our little fish and squid were attract-
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In four hours, we caught four red grouper, 10
keeper black grouper to 15 pounds, a couple of
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At the helm running to another fishing spot,
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Beth Daniels lifts a black or gag grouper off the
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Big boat,

big fish,

big time

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14


with an accompanying mapping display terminal
that shows you where you are and where you are
going. And all of that tied into an autopilot.
"It's a great boat and has everything you need.
Full galley with two freezers," Webb said. "We gen-
erally stick with 8- or 10- or 12-hour runs offshore.
But we want to start doing overnight trips to the
middlegrounds 90 to 100 miles offshore.
"Our 14- to 16-hour trips that leave at 4 a.m. and
return at 8 p.m. we fish for tuna, wahoo, sailfish or
marlin.
"We do target specific species but if we know
something isn't biting or isn't there, we go after
what's going to bend the rod. We try to do whatever
is going to produce fish and excitement. We like to
do light tackle trolling for barracudas on wrecks. It's
exciting."
Webb and Mike Carter previously used the boat
strictly for pleasure to entertain construction com-
pany employees and friends. Now they want to share
the fun. At least for a price.
"Price is going to be dependent on the number of
days people want to fish," Webb said. "Another
thing that makes the boat attractive is we do cater-
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Just about anything your heart desires. Sunset
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With a vessel like Rocky Bluff, anything can be
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In the spring, Webb fishes the Rocky Bluff off
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sailfish, white marlin, wahoo and bull dolphin in the
40-pound range.
During the summer, Webb takes the boat to Boca
Grande for tarpon.
Fish on.


George Ruess, center, holds an amberjack while Capt. Joe Webb, left, horses another from 130feet of water.


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Stuff in our lives:
cats and such
Submitted by Jane Early, Holmes Beach
Ten or more years ago, two children from Germany
vacationing on the Island met a young, declawed cat and
began to feed it.
The abandoned cat had its ancestry right here on Anna
Maria. You know his kind. They are black and white and
can be seen in most neighborhoods. Oreo, as the children
named it, quickly established a dependency relationship
and ownership was declared.
As is so often the case, the vacation ended and the
children left their cat to the kindness of neighbors. "After
all," they said, "It was a stray."
Holly loved the children and became the "next owner
of choice."
Oreo was smart moving in lock and stock -
claiming the best spots in the sun, sleeping on door mats
and the tops of cars, drinking from the pool along with the
birds and other friends. He became a fixture.
When Holly left, there were other "interested-in-cat
families" who took up the task. Somewhere along the way
the name changed and Oreo became Cayman and then
Condo Cat.
About six years ago, the original cat families left the
neighborhood and this reluctant "not-interested-in-cat"
friend became the feeder of choice.
Soon, Condo Cat, as I called him, began to identify
my car as it came in the drive, responded to a whistle that
said "food is being served," discovered prime locations on
the step, window sill or on the stones outside the lanai.
As is the way with cats, he signaled approval by leav-
ing gifts on the doormat occasionally.
He laid claim. And so we grew more comfortable
with each other. He was now part of the stuff in my life.
Things changed this summer. Sometimes the cat
couldn't be found anywhere on the grounds, not even at
feeding times. Sometimes he had "bad hair days" and
looked scruffy in spite of grooming which had become


Opening this week
Jim Schotsch, left, as Austin, and Peter Barcia as Jim discuss the finer and lesser aspects of life in Later Life,
opening at the Island Players on Nov. 14. Tickets are $10. The box office is open one hour before the perfor-
mance during the run of the play. The theater is located at the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria. Phone 778-5755 for information. Islander Photo: David Futch


part of our relationship. He stopped sleeping on tops of
cars and sought refuge on top of the carport or on door-
mats on the second floor. It seemed other animals, hair-
balls, fleas and whatever else were taking their toll.
Sunday Cayman-Condo Cat curled up next to the wall
in a sunny spot and refused all food and water. Obviously
this was more than a "bad hair day."
On Monday Cayman was in trouble. It turned out to
be more than old age. And so Cayman Cat is no longer
part of the stuff of my life. He doesn't greet me as I come
home, nor ask for food or shelter from the cold, nor turn
over on his back to get a scratch, nor meow his welcome.


This takes some getting used to.
And so what does this have to do with the stuff in our
lives? One small cat rescued by two little girls from Ger-
many some 10 years ago convinced at least 30 people to
care for him over the years. He was fickle and we knew
he had friends in other parts of the neighborhood.
He just "stayed" with us and allowed us to think of
him as part of the stuff in our lives, as our Cayman-Condo
Cat. So, if you fed a black and white cat with a wonder-
fully expressive face and white paws, and if you wondered
about him you now know his story. A story that is part
of the stuff in our lives.


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Benjamin 'Ben' Bartel
Benjamin B. "Ben" Bartel, 49, of Anna Maria
died Nov. 11 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa.
Born in Staten Island, N.Y., Mr. Bartel came to
Manatee County from there in 1973. He was retired.
He was a member of St.
Bernard Catholic Church
in Holmes Beach and of
Moose Lodge No. 2188 in
Bradenton Beach. He and
S his wife operated Ben &
S Irene's Dog Sitting Service
in Anna Maria.
Visitation is from 7
to 9 p.m. on Wednesday,
-Nov. 13, at Griffith-Cline
Bartel Funeral Home, Island
Chapel, 6000 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, with a special service by the Moose
Lodge at 7:30 p.m. and a wake service at 8 p.m. Re-
quiem mass will be conducted by Msgr. Robert
Guglielmone and the Rev. Patrick Farrell at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 14, at St. Bernard, 248 S. Harbor Dr.
Burial will be in Manasota Memorial Park,
Bradenton.
Survivors include his widow, Irene St. Cyr
Bartel of Anna Maria, and a brother, William, in
New York.

Joseph M. Healy
Joseph M. Healy, 83, of Holmes Beach, died Nov.
8 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Healy came to Manatee
County from there in 1968. He retired as a self-em-
ployed distributor for Tolkeim Pumps of Chicago.
He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church
and its Holy Name Society. He was a member of Au-


rora Loyal Order of Moose No. 400 for 42 years.
He is survived by his daughter, Madeline Bikus of
Quincy, Ill., and four grandchildren.
Visitation and wake service were held at Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, Holmes Beach.
Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach, with the Rev.
Patrick Farrell officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach, Fla. 34217.


Ralph E. Marshall
Ralph E. Marshall, 85, of Holmes Beach, died
Nov. 9 at home.
Born in Ithaca, N.Y., Mr. Marshall came to this
area in 1971 from Arlington, Va. He was a graduate
of Bryant College of Providence, R.I. He was a past
president of Suncoast Chapter H.C.S.C. and was a
33-degree Mason. Mr. Marshall was a member of
Trinity United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Florence, of Holmes
Beach; two daughters, Doris Bannar of
Schnecksville, Pa., and Mary Jo Dick of Manassas,
Va.; a brother, William Marshall of Ithaca, N.Y.;
four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday,
Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Island Chapel, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
with the Rev. Paul Andrus officiating. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Heart
Association, 5899 Whitfield Ave., Suite 200,
Sarasota, Fla. 34243. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Island Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

Leona D. Roach
Leona D. Roach, 74, of Bradenton, died Nov. 5 in
the Corbin House at Braden River.
Born in Gallia County, Ohio, Mrs. Roach came to


Manatee County from Beaver Creek, Ohio, in 1977.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of Christ
United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Dalene Kronus of
Anna Maria; three sisters, Jean Carter of Bradenton,
Wanda Bowersock of Logan, Ohio, and Audra Brown
of New Lebanon, Ohio; two grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation or service. Memorial
contributions may be made to Christ United Method-
ist Church, 5512 26th St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34207.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel,
was in charge of the arrangements.


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Tropical ... and luxurious
Is it better in the Bahamas?
To answer that question in the affirmative, Island-
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After dinner, our group hopped on a resort bus to
visit a five-minutes-away casino. Imagine gambling at
Disney's version of Las Vegas read that EPCOT
miniaturization and you've got a good picture of the
casino. Glitzy, loads of silver-mirrored balls spinning
above an expanse of gaming tables and slots and
busloads of people who for all the world appeared as
if they had just stepped off the tramcar from the Goofy
parking lot quarters for the slots in one hand and a
cocktail in the other.
We decided Sandals was far too elegant and ac-
commodating for us to remain at the casino. We retired
to the resort's authentic British pub for a late-night li-
bation and tasty conch snacks.
The following day's sense of adventure sent two of
us by public transportation to "Downtown" Nassau.
The fare for the 15-minute ride was a mere $1.
Downtown was crowded with a fresh release from
a huge cruise ship, and our stroll up and down the main
street, lined with shops selling Rolex watches, emer-
alds and other goodies, also took us through a couple
of alley "straw markets."
Fortunately, the locals and local scenery were more
interesting than the shopping. I was keenly aware my
luggage wouldn't hold additional items.
We were curious about the octagonal-shaped,
three-story library behind Parliament House. It smelled
of old, musty books that appeared to have been left by
a long-ago missionary and since forgotten. But there
was just too little time to investigate.
By the time we got directions to Government
House (another photo opportunity, I'd been told) we
were plenty ready to rest our feet. We were directed to
a quiet pub -just what we needed to regroup.
On we trekked until we came to large iron gates, a
guard and a guardhouse at a walled-in "estate" and
from the directions we assumed we had arrived at Gov-
ernment House. A sign said "No through road" but
being on foot we assumed it meant motorized vehicles
and we continued in.


A "royal" license tag with a silver-relief Victorian
crown, minus numbers, was among the bevy of autos
parked alongside the building and we joked about the
Bahama Queen's lovely black Lexus.
At the front of the beautiful, white-columned, pink
mansion, we walked down the steps to frame a huge
statue of Columbus in our photos. (We made little no-
tice of a closed iron gate at the bottom of the steps
where people on the sidewalk peered up at the pictur-
esque setting.)
A guard appeared at the top of the stairs and I
coaxed him to wave a couple of times for my photos.
When we got to the top again, he greeted us very
nicely. I asked if we could go inside to take photos and
he politely exclaimed, "Oh my, no." he said, "This is
the Governor's home."
Oops. We apologized and he walked out with us.
Embarrassed and foot-weary, we decided to catch
the next bus back to the resort.


The swim-up bar in the pool has underwater seating and
yourself tropical drink dispensers on the walk-up side.


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We were pleased with the conversation between
bus driver and money collector both natives with
regard to Sandals.
The collector explained the "no tipping" policy to
the driver, expressing admiration for those who had
found work at our resort.
"It's simple, mon. They have a type of revenue
sharing and it all depends on the number of guests. The
more guests, the more revenue to share. At Sandals, ev-
eryone shares, even in the kitchen."
We were pleased to note the all-inclusive concept
was acceptable to the locals. It must account in part for
the gracious service we experienced. Every staff mem-
ber was kind, caring and solicitous. It was apparent
they are genuinely pleased to serve you.
I harbor a fear of being treated like a tourist wherever
I go. After all, we Islanders complain a lot about out-of-
state drivers, long lines at favorite restaurants and the like.
The Sandals "concept" is the result of one man's
hard work and ingenuity. Gordon "Butch"
Stewart started an air conditioning business in
S Jamaica offering one-hour installation guar-
anteed in 1968.
Starved for cool air, Jamaicans were receptive
and Stewart delivered on his promises. His com-
pany and his wealth grew and he ventured into
the resort business in 1981. Sandals Montego
Bay became the flagship of Stewart's 11
couples-only resorts.
Is it better in the Bahamas? The water held
S new, grand shades of blue. The sky was clear
'. and the breeze felt wonderful nice enough to
enjoy the outdoors. No complaints whatsoever
help- and the phone didn't ring.
Another island, another paradise.

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In honor of National Bosses Day, Cindi Harrison, school counselor, left, and
students became Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Jim Kronus look-a-
likes. Never one to split hairs, Kronus enjoyed the moment and the variety of lip
covers. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney


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A grandparent moment Political aplomb
Members of the Grandparents Program at Anna Maria Elementary School enjoy U.S. Congressman Dan Miller joined fellow candidatesfor office in Joyce Ellis's
lunch and an activity with their "adopted" granddaughters and sons once a fifth-grade class. Students portraying politicians presented campaign speeches
month. "A real fun" program, according to the children and the adults, awaits for their respective characters. Miller was on hand to discuss the importance and
future adult volunteers. Anyone interested may call Cindi Harrison at 778-1125. "how to" of voting. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney

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These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week of Nov. 4. The ci
names are listed left to right. Kneeling are Philip Montgomery, Michael Mijares, Hans Anderson, Tyl
Schneerer and Katie O'Neill. Second row are Lexa Murphy, Lori Manali, Terra Cole, Amy Stafford. B
are Gracie Beard, Ayla Strickroth, Kiley Murphy, Kristina Modisett, Hannah Crowe, Jessica Headrick
Kristen Schnoor.


Sponsor the Island's school yearbook


Island businesses along with family and friends
of Anna Maria Elementary School students are in-
vited to add to the smiles and memories of the aca-
demic year by becoming "Distinguished Sponsors"
of the school's 1996/97 yearbook.
Sponsors will be entitled to include personal


messages to their special student for a donation of no
specific amount. Business sponsors will be entitled
to use their business's name within the message.
Contact Katrina Stephens Waliagha at 778-0547 to
reserve message space or for more information about
the yearbooks.


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Anna Maria

S Elementary

School Menu
Monday, 11/18/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Chicken Patty on Bun or Hot Dog,
Tator Tots, Salad, Pudding
Tuesday, 11/19/96
Breakfast: French Toast, Juice
SLunch: Tacos or Burrito, Lettuce & Tomato,
Juice, Brownie
Wednesday, 11/20/96
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Pork Chop Shape w/Seasoned Rice
S or Cheese Croissant, Mixed Vegetables,
... Fruit, Roll
'Thursday, 11/21/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Thanksgiving Dinner
S Lunch: Turkey w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes,
Green Beans, Roll, Dessert
ildren' (No Choice Available)
ler Friday, 11/22/96
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Science project help at
World of Science
Science project time can be a difficult time for
parents with school-age children. Help is at hand.
The Gulf Coast World of Science, Inc., will host a
workshop for parents and teachers to learn about the
scientific process, topic ideas, how to do a science fair
project, and much more.
The workshop will be instructed by Dr. Carmen
Gauthier, chairman of the Gulf Coast World of Science
and Education Committee.
The workshops will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14,
from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7 to
9 p.m. The workshops will be held at the World of
Science facility in east Bradenton.
Registration is limited. To register or for additional
information, call 359-9359.

Hospice of Southwest
Florida Offers training
classes
Training classes for those interested in becoming
Hospice of Southwest Florida volunteers will be held
Thursday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Hospice
Staff Center, 3355 26th St. W. Bradenton.
Hospice of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit
organization offering home-based, total support system
for patients and families dealing with life-limiting ill-
ness. The need for volunteers in Manatee County con-
tinues to grow as Hospice accepts more and more pa-
tients in the area.
A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are avail-
able including patient care, meal preparation, office
work and various duties in the Bradenton Hospice
House, a six-bedroom home for Hospice patients.
To register for the class or for additional informa-
tion, contact Bob Karlson, volunteer coordinator, at
739-8940.


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SALL-U-CAN EAT
GROUPER $795
Every Night 4 10 pm
Dinner Specials
Include Snow Crab Legs
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FRIED SHRIMP $795
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Division I
Blue Team
Barry Andricks
Justin Dries
Matt Losek
Aaron Lowman
Travis Wicklund
Ben Sato
Ryan Mijares
Linsey Geeraerts
Shannon Bell
Marc Rudacille


- All Stars
White Team
Mike Patterson
Chase Riter
Marc Manali
Jim Mazza
Evan Goldsen
Ryan Quigley
Josh Sankey
Max Brickse
Jessie Foraker
Jeff Burgess


Off Island
Clubs
The Manatee River Orchid Society will meet
on Monday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellow-
ship Hall of the Trinity United Methodist Church,
3200 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Guest speaker
will be Jerry Sellers, American Orchid Society
judge.
Members and guests are encouraged to bring
their orchids in bloom to exhibit on the display table.
Information: 756-8547.
The Manatee County Audubon Society will
hold a field trip on Saturday, Nov. 16, to Tarpon
Springs. The trip includes birding, a sponge-diving
demonstration and lunch at a Greek cafe.
The public is invited to attend and everyone is to
meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 222
10th St. W., Bradenton.
Information: Arlene Flisik, 746-1991.

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Plus... Choice of Two Entrees
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Reservations recommended
Breakfast & Lunch
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Carry-out available for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
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Division II All Stars
Blue Team White Team
Jamie Gregorich Tyler Krauss
J.D. Webb Taylor Manning
Ted Louloudes B.J. Kiem
Bobby Gibbons Peter Dowling
Cory Schaefer Marc Sankey
Steve Winkelsphect Bryan Carrera
Bobby Copper Brandon Roberts
Evan Wolfe Courtney Taylor
Adam Bouziane Blake Tyre
Michael Mijares Sklyer Purcell
Max Gazzo Jordon Bowers
Logan Bystrom Jessica Headrick


Events
Columbia Blake Medical Center will hold two
free community forums. "Laser Facial Rejuvena-
tion" will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m.
to noon and "Screening for Colon Cancer" will be
held Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 1 to 2 p.m. Both forums
will be held at Senior Friends, 6670 Cortez Rd. W.,
Bradenton. Information Mark Gardner, 798-6140.

Religion
Baha'i Faith Community of Manatee County will
present a free program on "Peace It Is Much More
Than Just An End To War" on Friday, Nov. 15, at 8
p.m. at 770 Harbor Circle, Ellenton. Speaker is Leota
Lockman. Refreshments. Information: 795-1877.
Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat
Key, will hold evening services on Friday, Nov. 15, at
8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. Adult educa-
tion classes have started. Information: 383-3428.







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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 5, found property small, flat-bottomed
boat, 779 N. Shore Drive, city property.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 31, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant returned to the vehicle after a
day at the beach and found a person unknown had bro-
ken the window and removed a camera valued at $300,
a money pouch, $50 in cash and a purse containing
credit cards, identification and $150 in cash.
Nov. 3, domestic battery, 100 block of Fourth
Street South. The officer was called to the scene in ref-
erence to a disturbance and heard the victim yell,
"Don't hit me anymore." He then heard the suspect
yell, "Give me the phone." The officer entered the resi-
dence and approached the victim and suspect. The sus-
pect had her shoes in her hand and was slapping the
victim in the face. The officer pulled the suspect away
and the victim said she was hitting him because she
wanted the phone. The suspect was placed in custody.
Nov. 5, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
report stated that a person unknown broke the gate at
a lifeguard stand. Damages were $50.
Nov. 5, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach con-
cession stand. The complainant reported she came to
the beach with four subjects and they knocked over 17
picnic tables. They then went to Palmetto where the
subjects were placed in custody by a sheriff's deputy
on other charges. The complainant got nervous and told
the deputy about the beach incident. The officer filed
a capias for the subjects.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 1, theft, 101 block of 66th Street, Beach Inn.
The complainant reported a person unknown removed a
ladder valued at $220 from the side of the building.
Nov. 1, vandalism, 200 block of 70th Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown shot eight



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holes in the siding on the house with a BB gun.
Nov. 2, disturbance, 5325 Marina Drive, Back
Bay Steakhouse. The complainant reported the subject
was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. The officer
gave him a ride home and warned him not to drive.
Nov. 2, assistance, 500 block of 67th Street. The
officer removed a corn snake from the living room.
Nov. 2, theft of a bicycle, corner of Marina and
Key Royale Drives.
Nov. 2, disturbance, 4000 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer observed the subject standing in the road yelling
at his girlfriend who was walking away. He advised the
officer that they were having a dispute. The officer advised
him that doing so in the middle of the road was somewhat
hazardous due to traffic and the risk of arrest. The subject
said there would be no further problem.
Nov. 2, suspicious, 29th Street and Avenue C.
The complainant reported a man lying in the street. The
officer found the subject, who appeared to be intoxi-
cated, and helped him to his residence.
Nov. 3, stolen tag, 200 block of 68th Street.
Nov. 3, theft, 3232 East Bay Drive, Subway. The
complainant left his wallet containing a driver's li-
cense, a Social Security card and $350 in cash in the
business, and when he returned it was gone.
Nov. 5, found property a Florida tag, King-
fish Ramp.
Nov. 5, found property a bicycle, corner of
56th Street and Marina Drive.
Nov. 5, suspicious vehicle, 5500 block of Marina
Drive. The officer responded to a report of a subject
using a PA system to yell at passing cars. The subject
was not found.
Nov. 6, theft, 202 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
Marina. The complainant reported a person unknown
removed equipment valued at $650 from his boat.
Nov. 6, found property a pair of glasses, cor-
ner of 59th Street and Flotilla Drive.
Nov. 6, domestic, 400 block of 63rd Street. The
officer responded to a report of a domestic disturbance
and found the subject and victim arguing. The victim
had been hit by the subject but did not want the subject
arrested and signed a waiver of prosecution.


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Community Center soccer teams, 1996 season


Galati Marine, Division I, Season Champs


Holmes Beach Mini Storage, Division I,


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Island Real Estate, Division I


LaPensee Plumbing, Division I


Mr. Bones, Division I


Ben Webb Landscaping, Division II, Season Champs


Air & Energy, Division II


Dowling Park, Division II


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Center soccer teams, 1996 season


Island Pest Control, Division II


Taylor-Made Marine, Division II


Beach Bistro, Division III


Hosier Auto Service, Division III


The Islander Bystander, Division III


Joe's Eats & Sweets, Division III


The Longboat Observer, Division III


Congratulations to all the coaches, players, parents
and supporters for a great soccer season!


Division I Champs -
Galati Marine, 6-1-1 record, Mike Sato, coach
Division II Champs -
Ben Webb Landscaping, 12-2-2 record, Gary Miller, coach
Dennis Granstad MVP Award -
Justin Dries Galati Marine
Kenny Randall Sportsmanship Award -
Mark Rudacille Galati Marine


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A tale of two villages and maybe three


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
I'd given up on Everglades City, but it hasn't given
up on me.
It was a decade ago when I first spent quite a bit of
time in Everglades City. A local fishing guide named
Doug House was trying to start a new business taking
tourists into the Everglades on air boat rides. I hap-
pened to be in a position to help him out by inviting
him into the Florida Attractions Association.
The association eventually welcomed House and,
literally, helped put him and his business on the map.
Doug, in turn, was the small spark that jump-started
Everglades City's latest foray into the tourist trade.
Over the years I've lost track of Doug House and
his air boat business, and in fact, I grew tired of Ever-
glades City after a few more visits, probably in part
because of the village's self-consciously shady history
and what I've always sensed is a mistrust that locals
don't even try to conceal of anyone not born and raised
right there.
By that time I'd wandered into the neighboring
village of Goodland, a few miles up the coast from
Everglades City, and always felt more comfortable
there. Folks in Goodland always seemed a lot more
friendly and open. Besides, the restaurants are better in
Goodland or at least I think so.
Maybe they're just better actors in Goodland, but
if so, it works for me.
Now it turns out that Doug House has become
quite a success. Recently released numbers show tour-
ism has grown in Everglades City by 25 percent a year
for each of the past three years. That's a heck of an
increase.
Tour buses bring more tourists to Everglades City
some days than there are residents in the village. There
are 540 residents, by the way.
From Doug's two oversized air boats back in the be-
ginning, there are now more than 30 similar crafts roar-
ing around full of tourists in the Everglades City area and
Doug owns a lot of them. Interestingly, a big proportion
of the visitors filling the boat seats are Europeans.
The "Euros" fly to Miami and then take buses -
something they're far more used to using than are
Americans to visit Everglades National Park, the
Miccosukee Indian villages and the airboat rides in
Everglades City. It's good money for the locals at all
the stops and the tourists get a genuine ecotourism ex-
perience in the Florida wilderness that Disney World
simply can't provide.
When tourists aren't about, the locals in Everglades
City still run stone crabs traps during season and hire
out as backwater fishing guides. The result seems to be





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that there's money to be made in Everglades City these
days, in spite of the net ban.
You might say that the most insular spot in Florida
is becoming a tourist mecca. They clearly want folks
like us to come visit. I say, good for them.
Up at Goodland, they haven't discovered the Eu-
ropeans yet, and vice versa, but of course they've got
Marco Island nearby to tap. That's Goodland's main
market for their fresh fish, stone crab claws and guide
services. A couple of motels in Goodland stay busy
catering to the out-of-town fishers and the restaurants
cater to anyone wanting good food at affordable prices
- especially the Marco crowds.
All these thoughts about Doug and his air boats and
Goodland with its friendly people came to mind re-
cently as a few of us who cherish Cortez were musing
about its future. Cortez is another Florida fishing vil-
lage being forced to a turning point.
Maybe Cortez doesn't need the Europeans of Ev-
erglades City, or the trendy little shops presently tak-
ing over downtown Apalachicola for that matter. But
it does need something. Thoughts as wild and wonder-
ful as a possible state maritime museum have been
floated.
It's clear that our neighbors, the good folks of
Cortez, are musing about the same thing. There doesn't
seem to be much agreement yet, but clearly the future
course of the village must be decided before someone


By Kevin P. Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The Island Football Club won its third con-
secutive match by a score of 1-0 over United Serbs
of Tampa Bay to improve to 7-1-1 on the season.
The Islanders were led by "man-of-the-match" Tim
Lease, who scored the only goal of the game in
what was his first game of the year.
The team was happy with its positive results
after starting out the game in a state of confusion.
Late arrivals to the game caused a make-shift line-
up with players in positions they had never played
before. "That kind of stuff is going to catch up to
us," coach Danny Connelly said after the match.
Despite the less-than-positive start, the team
came out and was clearly the better side. "Fan-of-
the-match" Patty Wheeler said of the Islanders,
"they always play harder than their opposition."
After adjusting to the new line-up, the Islanders
dominated play but failed to finish several good scor-
ing chances in the first half. This prompted goalie


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from the outside steals the decision from them.
We'll try to keep you informed about plans made,
plans in progress and hopefully plans being carried out
in Cortez. Like Everglades City, Goodland, Tarpon
Springs, Cedar Key and Apalachicola, Cortez is an his-
toric Florida fishing village facing an uncertain, but
certainly very changing, future.
If I've learned anything of watching Florida grow,
it's that we can't even think about stopping growth, but
we can certainly work to shape that growth to our
dreams.
So perhaps it's ironic that I don't particularly want
to return to Everglades City, although they'd now love
to have any of us visit. Goodland is still old Florida -
but probably not for long and the same can be said
of Cortez.
All of us need to offer any help we can to the good
folks of Cortez as they continue to adjust to the Florida
net ban and the end of fishing as they knew it, as they
try to find a new way to make a living now that their
livelihood is gone to be blunt, a way to save both the
people and Cortez from the developers whose only in-
terest is selling more waterfront condos.
Those people will come and Cortez has to be ready
for them. The waterfront of Cortez deserves better than
faceless condos. Here's wishing them luck and any
help we can offer.
See you next week.


Lance Bieker, nick-named "Chubby the finisher," to
move forward "to rectify the situation."
The Islanders were pressuring the Serb's defense
and it seemed a matter of time before they would fin-
ish one off. The winning goal scored when sweeper
Matt Bowers took off from his defensive end and
out-ran the defense down the left wing. There he
delivered a beautiful cross that USTB's goalie tipped
over a waiting Tim Bugna's head.
Tim Lease, who had been laid out by the
goalie minutes before, picked himself up off the
ground to position himself precisely where he
could let the ball bounce once before he dove for-
ward, heading the ball into the goal for the final
margin.
The Island Football Club is back in action
Sunday at 1 p.m., Nov. 17, at G.T. Bray Park for
a rematch with F.C. United, defeated 3-2 by the Is-
landers in an exciting come-from-behind match
earlier in the season. For information, call Kevin
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Cold front slows snook fishing


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Wind and two cold fronts have stalled snook fish-
ing, forcing the linesiders to seek their winter retreats
up Manatee River and in canals.
Offshore fishing should continue on the upswing
with mackerel, kingfish and grouper offering the best
bets.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said kingfish just
started to show prior to all the wind. In the bay, the
snook have started to move to their winter hiding
places but are still being caught on the flats on
warmer days.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook fishing was fair last
week but felt with the winter weather coming on snook
fishing would be slow until spring. Gross said he did
well on mackerel last week at the seven-mile reef west
of Egmont Key.
Capt. Tom Chaya has a new 24-foot Privateer and
he's ready for charter. She's a beauty.
Capt. Jonnie Walker of Sarasota reports catching
kingfish to 30 pounds near the Egmont shipping chan-
nel.
On my boat Magic, we spent four days in the
Florida Keys and never wet a line because of winds
blowing 25 knots. We did make a good day on the flats
in Sarasota Bay when Don Fisher, Don Bridges and
Frank Bull caught six keeper redfish and two keeper
snook.
Skyway Fishing Pier reports sheepshead showing
up around the pilings. Look for sheepshead fishing to
pick up after this cold front. Spanish mackerel and
mangrove snapper also were caught last week.
Capt. Zach Zacharias of Annies Bait and Tackle
said Gulf action was "red hot" last week with jumbo
Spanish mackerel. He led his charter to a 40-pound
cobia and a few kings between five and 10 miles out.
On Friday, the day before the cold front, a party of
four boated 40 redfish, 24-32 inches in the backwa-
ters. Bay fishing is producing small gag grouper,


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Joseph at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers are
catching mackerel, redfish and black drum with snook
moving in at night and hitting live bait, mostly shrimp.
Sheepshead are coming in and should produce good
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Good luck and good fishing.


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Polly Bourne of
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at the Rod & Reel Pier in
Anna Maria. Her fish was
17 1/2 inches long.
According to the Interna-
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Beach, the current world
record stands at three
pounds, five ounces. It
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Horseshoe
winners from
Saturday's games
Winners in the Nov. 9 horseshoe games
were Don Barrick of Holmes Beach and Ron
Pepka of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Al
Ryan ofBradenton Beach and Bill Starrett of
Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna.Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no mem-
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Free financial seminar to
be held on Island
A free financial seminar will be held at the Back
Bay Steakhouse Restaurant in Holmes Beach, on
Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 11 to 12:30 p.m.
Topics will include: How to take more pre-tax
dollars out of your business, how to audit-proof your
business, how to retain key employees with pre-tax
dollars, focus on cash in your monthly accounting re-
ports, simplified monthly accounting reports, executive
bonus, buy-sell agreements and securing your retire-
ment.
Speakers will be Alan Lavoie, financial and insur-
ance consultant, and Paul Pavich, accountant.
The seminar is open to the public. The restaurant
is located at 5325 Marina Drive.


Local florist selected as
FTD Association member
ABC Florist of Bradenton has recently been accepted
as a member of FTD Association, the premier trade asso-
ciation for retail florists with stringent membership and
quality standards in the retail floral industry.
As a new FTD Association member florist, ABC
Florist can now arrange for delivery of exclusive FTD
branded holiday products and a wide variety of fresh
flowers and plants to over 33,000 cities in the United
States, Canada, and many foreign locations.
ABC Florist is located at 10115 Cortez Rd. W. in
Bay Beach Plaza. Its phone number is 794-5555.

Realty. Raves
Wedebrock Real Estate has announced the opening
of a branch office located at 7366 Cortez Road West in
the Paradise Bay Plaza. This is Wedebrock's third ex-


pension in two years. Future offices on Manatee Av-
enue and Main Street in Sarasota are in the planning
stages.
Island Real Estate in Holmes Beach has announced
that Marilyn Trevethan was the top sales agent and
Nicholas Patsios was the top listing agent for the firm
for October.
The Prudential Florida Realty, Anna Maria office,
has announced that Karin Stephan was the firm's top
seller and Carol Henize its top lister for October.

IRS seeks volunteers
The Internal Revenue Service is recruiting volun-
teers to assist in the upcoming annual Volunteer In-
come Tax Assistance program (VITA).
VITA is a free tax preparation service for individu-
als who cannot afford professional tax assistance.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer may
call the VITA Line at (941) 378-1343.


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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Oct. 26, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's opera-
tor received a notice of violation for not having a fire
extinguisher on board.
Oct. 26, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's opera-
tor received a written warning for having a fire ex-
tinguisher with a low charge on board.
Oct. 26, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Oct. 26, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Oct. 26, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Oct. 26, Boarding. A 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Oct. 26, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Oct. 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 20-foot power
boat in Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
27083051 responded and towed the vessel to safe
moorings.
Oct. 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 21-foot power
boat in Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
26084231 responded and towed the vessel to safe
moorings.
Oct. 29, Boarding. A 22-foot fishing boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's opera-
tor received a notice of violation for not having a
Type IV throwable flotation device, not having
markings on life jackets and not having an injury
placard on board.
Oct. 29, Boarding. A 31-foot power boat was
boarded in the Gulf. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Oct. 31, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an Emergency Position
Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) activated on a
fishing vessel. The report turned out to be a false
alarm.
Nov. 2, Boarding. A 28-foot power boat was
boarded in Venice. Operator received a written
warning for not having ventilation for the engine
space.
Nov. 2, Boarding. A Jet Ski was boarded in
Little Sarasota Bay. Operator received a written
warning for not having navigational lights after sun-
set.


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Nov. 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned catamaran
in Palma Sola Bay. A Coast Guard vessel responded.
The catamaran righted itself before the boat arrived
on scene.
Nov. 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 13-foot power
boat in the Manatee River. Coast Guard Auxiliary
vessel 26085026 responded and towed the vessel to
safe moorings.
Nov. 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a Hobie Cat having
trouble sailing under a bridge due to weather. Coast
Guard Auxiliary vessel 26084231 responded and
towed the vessel through the bridge.
Nov. 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 10-foot power boat
overdue from the Manatee River. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary vessel 26085026 responded and located the


vessel aground near the Bradenton Yacht Club.
Nov. 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 19-foot sailboat over-
due from Sarasota Bay. The vessel arrived home
shortly after it was reported overdue.
Nov. 3, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 3, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. Operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having a serviceable life jacket
on board the vessel.


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Basketball Kick-off

Dinner to be held at

Island Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter will host its Basketball Kick-off Dinner on
Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Center in Anna
Maria City.
The community is invited to attend.
Shells restaurant will cater the event. The
menu will consist of shrimp pasta, fish,
chicken, clam chowder, cole slaw and pota-
toes. All proceeds will benefit the Basketball
League. Parents are asked to bring a dessert to
share.
Tickets, sold at the door, are $5 for adults
and $4 for children. Take-out meals will be
available.
Prizes will be raffled off and uniforms will
be passed out to the players.
For more information, call the Center at
778-1908.


This floor is made
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while his buddy catches his breath on
the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's new gym floor, which is made
of 100 percent rubber. Basketball
season is currently underway
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224 OAK AVE: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, elevated home. Open
and airy, great room/living room with wood burning fire-
place and oak floors. Master suite has his and her walk-in
closets and whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened
deck overlooks the boat ramp and dock with electric and
water hook-up. No bridges. Ample parking and storage
under 2,100 sq. ft. of air conditioned living space.
Asking $349,000 Please call 778-0217.



JULIE McCLURE

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Appraisals

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My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100
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AN EASY STROLL TO THE GULF. Spacious 3-story
townhouse. 2 heated pools, tennis, docking privileges.
Situated on a lovely lagoon leading to the bay.
$139,900. Dick Ring, 748-7937. #13626
EXQUISITE 2BR/2B townhouse with den. End unit,
many upgrades. Tennis, biking. $129,900. Traute
Winsor, 727-7024. #13284
LUXURY CONDOMINIUM. Elegant 3BR/2B on the
ICW. Overlooks boat basin. Private lobby/elevator.
Over 2,000 +/- sq. ft., fireplace, 3 porches, 2-car garage
and workshop. Tennis, pool, boat slip. $335,000. Bob
Burnett, 387-0048. #16424
BEAUTIFUL 3BR TOWNHOUSE. Eat-in kitchen, com-
bination living/dining rooms. 1 BR/1B on first floor. Mas-
ter and second suite upstairs. Elevator, 40' slip on sail-
boat water. Workshop. $269,900. Kathy Marcinko, 792-
9122.#11680
SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-FRONT RESI-
DENCE with panoramic view. 3BR/3B, fireplace in
great room, 55' wraparound deck. Professionally land-
scaped. $795,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. #68328
TWO-PARCELS. Multi-use duplex, zoned C-2 com-
mercial, and lot 90' by 100' +/- west side of Gulf Drive
and only steps to the beach. Duplex perfect for owner
occupancy, 2 families, seasonal rentals or investment.
Lot on Gulf Drive could support retail, restaurant or
professional. Can be sold separately. $385,000. Anne
Miller, 792-6475. #15843, 15844


On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
ANNUAL. Duplex 2BR/2B, washer/dryer hookups,
storage shed. Walk to the beach. $700 per month.
ANNA MARIA. Seasonal, elegant and charming single
family home. 2BR/2B, den, second level, bay view.
$3,500 per month.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.

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Light, bright, airy waterfront home in beautiful Key
Royale. Ready to move into at 606 Gladstone Lane,
Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA, 2,194 sq. ft. newer air condi-
tioning, large kitchen with canal view. 319 sq. ft. screen
or window enclosed porch overlooks canal, newer boat
dock and lift with electricity and water. 536 sq. ft. 2-car
garage. Newer double-pane windows, carpeting and
ceramic tile throughout. Inside laundry room. $269,000.
PLEASE CALL GLENN BLACK, 778-4880 FOR APPT.





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This charming home in the heart of Holmes
Beach is a "must see." Newly painted inside,
beautiful terrazzo floors. Great potential in a
super area of new homes. Easy to see. Now
only $119,900.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. 778-6986


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
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WALK TO FABULOUS GULF BEACH
1.5 story, 4BR/3BA with updated guest apart-
ment. Completely remodeled. Like new.
2,400 sq. ft. of living area, vaulted modern
open design. 460 ft. to beach. $269,900.
Call Matt Stella CRS 795-0615






ANNUAL RENTALS
Perico Bay Club
2BPeR ?6,A vin '. m,'
Key Royale Home
Holmes Beach Duplex


2BR/2BA, pet allowed $575 mo


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3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
941-778-6665 800-749-6665


NORTH SHORE HOME
Only 35 ft. to beach. 2BR/2BA, den, Florida room,
caged pool, natural setting with many rare plants,
great sunsets. $339,000
INDUSTRIAL CONDO
Many uses for this rare find on the Island. Only
$49,900
NEAR BEAN POINT
Elevated 3BR/2BA, enclosed parking for 4 6
cars, storage galore, luxury bath, metal roof, large
screened lanai, wheel chair accessible, pet doors,
more! $199,000.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED $95,000
Spacious condo, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, covered
parking, washer, dryer, pool. Easy walk to beach.
DUPLEX PRIME LOCATION
2BR/2BA, family room and sunny 1BR apartment.
Nicely landscape 100 x 100 lot. Very short walk to
beach. $179,900.

Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
Call me to find the
BEST PROPERTIES ON THE ISLAND
Homes Investments Condos
RfMIGULFSTREAM REALTY
778-7777 or 1-800-318-5752


MORE ISLAND NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE.


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 778-2662 eves.


5400 CONDO. Furnished 1BR/1BA unit with ex-
tended living room. Completely updated in '95; new
windows, new carpet, new paint, new furniture.
Overlooks pool with a Gulf view. A pleasure to show.
$89,900. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.


CHARMING BAYFRONT HOME Lovely 3BR/2BA home with
clear views of the Skyway, city pier and pristine nature.
$329,000. #DY13518.
TIFFANY 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, elevator. $185,000. #TDY15658.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$130,000 $160,000. 2BR/2BA, lushly landscaped backyard, en-
closed lanai, garage, potential for duplex. $139,900. #TDY16062.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, heated pool, private beach, desir-
able location. $1,895,000. #TDY16859.
PALMA SOLA *MVP Seller will entertain offers between $130,000
- $160,000. 1/2 block to Bay. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, caged pool,
large lot. Citrus, quiet street. #TDY17901.

T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427


ANNA MARIA
*MVP Seller will entertain
offers between $300,000 -
S$370,000 on this almost
Gulffront 3BR/2BA home with
large deck overlooking Gulf of
Mexico. #67898
Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist


NEW LISTING 2BR/1BA home located in great school district. Fenced yard on corner lot. Freshly painted
with large family and dining room. $73,900. Call Carol Heinze eves. 792-5721. #18031
CHARMING HOME 2BR/2BA home on Anna Maria. Remodeled kitchen and family room. Screened porch
with spa and nice deck. Built in appliances. $170,000. Call Roni McCuddin-Price eves. 778-5585. #67468
IMPERIAL HOUSE *MVP Seller will entertain offers between $72,000 $89,000. 2BR/2BA condo offers club-
house, private fishing, heated pool with bayside patio. Call Carol Heinze eves. 792-5721. #60974


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Office:
941-778-0766
Home:
941-388-1267
Fax: 941- 778-3035


ANNA MARIA Brand new Key
West style home in the City of
Anna Maria. Gulfview from mas-
ter suite. Steps to the beach.
3BR/2BA with pool. Call for your
private tour today. #KS16988.
$295,000. Call Karin Stephan
eves. 388-1267.


JTERNET-KBSTEPHAN@AOL.COM All my listings can
be seen on the world wide web. W.PRUFLORIDA.COM.


PINE AVENUE ANNA MARIA 4,800 sq. ft. of resi-
dential/office/retail space, 150' frontage on main
thoroughfare of Anna Maria City. $335,000. Call for
details. Carol or Clarke Williams 778-1718 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB The best there is. 3BR/
2BA bayfront unit. This ground floor unit is
beautifully appointed with commanding views of
both inland waterway and Palma Sola Bay.
Hardwood floors, crown moldings, glass/screen
enclosed porch and only 2 years old. $210,000.
Call Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.


REALTORS


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 | 1r
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NEW LISTING 3BR/3BA home with so-
lar heated pool. Ceramic entrance and
traffic area, ceramic kitchen, fireplace
and cathedral ceilings. Many ceiling fans
and upgrades done on this beautiful
home. #17777. $175,000. Call Karin
Stephan eves. 388-1267.


CANALFRONT HOME Beautifully main-
tained 3BR/2.5BA home in Longboat Key.
Fruit trees, pool. Located on canal with
Bayfront access. Terrazzo floors and
screened courtyard. #KS13327. $295,000.
Call Karin Stephan eves. 388-1267.


DUPLEX 2-story
charming, well-
maintained, 2BR/1BA
each. One short block
to sparkling Gulf in
Holmes Beach.
Beautiful landscaped
lot with large shade
trees. Room to
enlarge or build pool.
Quiet neighborhood.
Priced to sell at
$169,000. #17780.
Call Karin Stephan
eves. 388-1267 or
Michael Advocate
eves. 778-0608.
Call Karin Stephan!


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TRIPLEX *MVP Seller will entertain offers between $650,000 $720,000. 3BR/
1.5BA, 2BR/1BA and efficiency. Covered parking. Direct Gulffront on 2 lots.
#KS 14087.
TRIPLEX 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1 BA close to the beach. Excellent rental history.
#KS13966. $159,900.
GULFFRONT GULFFRONT FOURPLEX *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$650,000 $790,000. Direct Gulffront. 4 units beautifully furnished, excellent income,
contract with large German travel agency. Walking distance to stores and restau-
rants. Laundry room, outdoor shower, guest bath and shower downstairs. Walk
around the Island from this super complex. #KS17201.


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I S R LA E L C i dA O T


ASSORTED SIZES OF Rolladen storm shutters.
Marble vanity double sink. 1989 Kawasaki jet ski.
Call for prices and sizes. 778-3960.

REFRIGERATOR, STOVE General Electric, al-
mond, good condition. $75 each, both for $125.
778-3675.

MICROWAVE OVEN Sharp Carousel, works per-
fectly $50. Entertainment center, 49" x 68", holds 27'
TV, lovely walnut finish $85. Two bookcases $60.
778-5522.

BROWN LOVESEAT $50. Black/gold daybed $80.
Specialized hybrid bike $75. Rattan glass table, 2
chairs $45. Call 778-8634, leave message.

ANTIQUE MAPLE pencil post canopy twin beds
with custom box springs. Appraised $1050 and
new double box spring and mattress, paid $500..
Will sell way below value to first decent offer. Janet
Aubry, 778-1196.

QUEEN MATTRESS, firm, Sealy Supreme, as new
$75. Also folding 3 speed bicycle $90. 778-7088.

ORIENTAL SCREEN $195, 6' x 3 panels. Large
champhor trunk $165. Gold leaf Mother of Pearl cof-
fee table, includes glass top $260. 778-7371.

REDECORATING Beautiful floral print couch and
matching chair, recently reupholstered. Predominant
colors pinks and greens. Call 778-4468.

HEAVY GLASS TOP glass base contemporary din-
ing table with 4 high-back, pastel colored, uphol-
stered chairs. Like new condition. $275. Call 779-
2223 days or 795-0189 eves.

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.


SIX HOME SALE Sat., Nov. 16 Antiques, bedding,
small appliances, glassware, household, fishing,
rafts, tools, clothing, much miscellaneous. Dealers
welcome. 612 Baronet Lane, Key Royale.

TWO HOUSE YARD SALE Sat. & Sun., Nov. 16 &
17, 8 ? Many, many miscellaneous items. 105
6th Street South.

YARD SALE Sat., Nov. 16, 9- 3. Furniture, bedding,
appliances, weedwacker, dishes and more! 106 10th
Street South, Bradenton Beach.

GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 16. Refrigerator, chairs,
sleeper couch, dressers, end tables, coffee table,
many single beds complete. 1606 Gulf Drive.

MISTLETOE BAZAAR Sat., Nov. 16, 9 1:30.
SShell craft, Christmas trims, plants, baked goods,
luncheon. Roser Church Fellowship Hall, 512 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria.


ESTATE SALE Sat., Nov. 16, 8 3. 2 lathes,
welder, drills, miscellaneous hand tools, antique
bed, quilts, lawnmower, books and more. 101 67th
Steet, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 16, 8 1. Linens, rugs,
books, clothes, oven, household items, golf clubs
and much more. 539 Key Royale Drive.

YARD SALE Sat., Nov. 16, 9 12. 612 Foxworth
Lane, Key Royale, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE Fri., Nov. 15, 9 2. Decorator stove
hood, Regina electric broom, corning bakeware,
pictures, glassware, flower pots, occasional tables,
wreaths, lots of miscellaneous. 210 Oak Avenue.

GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 16, 8 -2. Wheel barrow,
tools, yard vac, house vacs, clothing, electrical, au-
tos, miscellaneous. 609 Key Royale Drive.

STUFF SALE Grandma moved. Fri. & Sat., Nov. 15
& 16, 9 2. Furniture, clothing, kitchen, knick
knacks, collectibles, lots of everything. Come look.
423 Magnolia.

MOVING SALE Fri. & Sat., Nov. 15 & 16, 9 4. Sun.
until noon. Washer, dryer, waterbed, comforters,
drapes, kitchen set, microwave, Christmas items
etc. 7106 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages
of information. 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 By-
stander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978

REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) -We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.

"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.

ADORABLE PERSIAN KITTENS pet quality, 9
weeks old, flame point and blue point. Have first
shots and health exam. Good natured parents.
$225. Please call 778-9148.

LOST FERRET in the vacinity of Gladiolus Drive. Very
friendly. Reward. Please call 778-0184 if found.


1986 DODGE RAM PICKUP truck $400. Runs
good. Also single axle 2-ton flat bed trailer, make
offer. 383-1742.

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


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.

DEEDED BOAT SLIP for sale and dock on canal in
excellent location. Water available. $11,900. Call Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066.

NEW DOCK FOR RENT with water and space to clean
fish. Very good location. $80 mo. Call 778-5597 eves.

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.,
Bradenton Beach.

AVON EARN MONEY for Christmas. Full or part time.
For information or to buy Avon call 252-4687 pager.

TIP OF THE ISLAND is now accepting applications
for breakfast cook/waitress. Call 778-3909.

CIRCLE K ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for full and
part time cashiers. Excellent benefits, great opportu-
nities for advancement. Retail experienced preferred.
Apply in person.

INDEPENDENT TRAVEL AGENTS Be your own boss.
No experience necessary. Home based business. Full
or part time, training provided. Call 778-7999.

EXPANDING NEED MORE LADIES to sell roses.
Call 778-5909, ask for Shannon or leave name and
phone number.

PART TIME Would you like to help an older adult with
housekeeping, meals, transportation? Flexible
schedule, competitive wages. Call Just Like Family,
Mon. Fri., 8:30 am 4 pm. 739-1626.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? 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.forTingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!


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


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LARGE LOT 2 BLOCKS TO THE GULF
in Anna Maria City. Corner lot in the heart
of the city. Just listed at $89,000.
Call Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986

p Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 GuH Drve P 0 Box 717 .Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
PRICE REDUCED BY $10,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car,
3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including
caged pool. Next to bun not on a canal.
Owner anxious. $265G-,0. Now $255,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


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REMAINING NEW RENTAL LISTINGS!
RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE!
PANORAMIC GULF VIEW!
* 3BR/2BA Gulffront beautifully decorated,
elevated home ... $3,200/mo.
CLOSE TO GULF!
* 2BR/1BA refurbished, turnkey unit and
charming decor ... $1,800/mo.
* 2BR/2BA refurbished, single family with
lovely screened porch ... $1900/mo
* 2BR/2BA refurbished, charming home,
second block to beach ... $1,700/mo.

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REALTY E
*We ARE She Is2land.
9B05 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Mara. Florda 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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RN NURSE COMPANION available to give you
assistance in your home. Also will run errands. Over
20 years experience. References. 383-2497.

CAREGIVER FOR YOUR loved ones. Experienced,
compassionate woman will prepare meals, Dr. vis-
its, shopping. Whatever suits your needs. Refer-
ences. Maureen 778-0690.



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.

GENERAL CLEANING & REPAIRS Apartments,
condos, homes, rentals. Weekly, monthly, hourly or
one time. Dependable Island residents. Trustworthy,
references. 779-2057.

IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Fast service. Is-
land pick-up and delivery. Smoke free environment.
References available. Phone 778-2085.

ISLANDER DOES ALL errands, weekly cleaning,
prepare and open homes for move-ins, plants, pets.
778-3892.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE Treat yourself to a
therapeutic massage. Very relaxing, stress and pain
relieving. Nationally certified massage therapist.
Very reasonable. Jeff, 795-8243.

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
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL Full and part
time places available now for 18 months through 5
years. Also, limited after school care. 778-2967.

FREEDOM CARE Save on health insurance. En-
dorsed by the American Small Business Association.
Choose your own plan. Call Arnold at 794-0567.

HOUSE CALLS HAIR & NAILS, tips and wraps,
pedicures. Insured, licensed and well experienced.
For appointment call 756-5669, leave message,
name and phone.
TENNIS LESSONS USPTA CERTIFIED PRO.
$25 hr.; $30 hr. semi-private; group/series dis-
counts. Racquets available. 779-1058.

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM Tampa Airport
anytime. Please call 778-7934.


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
deodorizing. 794-1278.

PROCLEAN CARPET & FURNITURE cleaning.
High power truck mount extraction. 1 hour quick dry
service. Emergency water extraction. 12 years expe-
rience. 778-5206.


ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping.
Free estimates, 32 years experience. Full service
landscaping and garden center. Next to Island
Foods. All work guaranteed. 778-6630.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

JIM TRAVIS CONSTRUCTION Remodeling, room
additions, decks, baths, kitchens, repairs. License
#RR0066842. 779-2129, Jim.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential &
commercial. New construction or remodeling. In-
sured. Lic. # CGC 058-092. Call 778-5354 or
pager 506-6186.

ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.

ELLIOTT'S PRECISION TILE SERVICE Ceramic
floors, counters, baths. License 1165. Local resident,
references. (941) 778-1319.

TOM THE HANDYMAN Small jobs and odd jobs are
my specialty. Licensed and insured. Thomas Leddy
(941) 761-8182.

HOME MAINTENANCE REPAIRS over 35 years
experience in all phases for residential, condos and
mobile homes. Small jobs preferred. Bill 778-2409.

HANDYMAN LIGHT HAULING. Fix screens, doors,
painting, cleaning garages, trimming, etc. Free estimates.
Reasonable, honest, dependable. Jeff, 795-8243.


ISLANDER


The best news.


SEAWALL MAINTENANCE joint sealing, weep
holes, back-fill, commercial diving, erosion control,
dock repair. Local references, work guaranteed.
Call Cliff at 778-7367.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco,
tile. Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183.
Dave Elliott.



FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1 BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. $275 per week, includes
phone and cable. 778-2832.

ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Furnished 1BR
apartment. Private patio, pool, washer/dryer. Off
season $700 mo., season $1,100 mo. 211 South
Bay Blvd. 778-2896.

ENCHANTING ENGLISH TUDOR home 4BR/3BA,
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.

ANNUAL RENTAL Unfurnished 2BR/2BA with
wonderful Gulf view! Attractive and spacious $950
mo. plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.

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 ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/1BA
$625. 2BR/2BA $650. Nice, quiet locations. No
pets. 778-0217.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL cute 2BR/1BA
lower duplex. Available Mar. $1,600 mo.; Dec.
$350 wk. 778-6198.

SEASONAL WATERFRONT 1BR/1BA overlook-
ing Gulf, across from beach. Large deck, covered
parking. $1,500 mo; less for 3 months or more.
778-0019.

1BR BAYFRONT APARTMENT suitable for 1 or 2
persons. No pets. $475 plus electric. Call 778-2619.

WANT TO TRADE HOMES for 1 or 2 months. Mine
in Dana Point, CA for your Gulffront. 778-2092 until
Dec. 1 or (714) 493-3537 after Dec. 15.

SEASONAL LARGE 2BR/2BA, available January.
Close to beach. $2,000 mo., $1,900 if booked for
3 months. Telephone 778-2967, 778-4010.


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garage and short stroll to the beach! $169,900.
BAY PALMS 2BR/2BA home with cedar inte-
rior and siding. Lot nicely landscaped with room
for a pool! Reduced to $149,000!
SEASIDE GARDENS elevated apartment with
large open deck off the back. Close to tennis,
public boat ramp and great seasonal rental!
$79,900.

NORTH BEACH VIllAGE- new listing! Secluded
3BR/2BA just painted and in mint condition. Great
storage or hobby room off garage. $156,500.


OCEAN PARK TERRACE direct Gulffront,
complex with gulf views from roof top sun deck
perfect for entertaining! Elevator, security
system, 2BR/2BA. $169,000.

CANALFRONT 4BR/2BA home with large and
bright family room. Kitchen recently remodeled
with new cabinets and breakfast bar. $217,500.
DIRECT GULFFRONT mini estate walled for
privacy and with extensive decking. 4BR/4.5BA,
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With fabulous view, spacious floor 2BR/1 BA totally upgraded unit. New car-
plans and a short walk to the beach. pet, breakfast bar, walk-in shower. Low
Decor turnkey furnished. 2,736 sq. ft. maintenance fees. Priced at $99,900.
total living area. Offered at $389,000. Call Ed Oliveira at 778-1751.
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Well maintained, updated, 2BR/2BA.
Deep water canal with dock and davits.
Call Mary Maciel or Betty Montgomery
at 794-3304


SUMMER SANDS
Enjoy a direct Gulfview and beautiful
sunsets from this 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Amenities include pool and Jacuzzi. Unit
just refurbished and is in "as new" condi-
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CHARMING 2BR GULFFRONT apartment. Walk to
shops, ground level, lovely furnished interior. Sea-
sonal, no pets. (941) 778-3143.

AVAILABLE DEC. 1 DEC. 15 2BR/1BA, steps to
beach, turnkey furnished. Non smokers. 778-3892.

BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/1BA apartment, 1/2
block from beach. Washer/dryer stack unit hook-up,
quiet neighborhood, yearly rental. $700 mo. plus
$700 deposit. (800) 593-0004.

BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW 2BR on dead end street
along Gulf. Quaint, quiet, cozy. Washer/dryer. Jan. -
Apr. $1,100 mo. plus electricity. $400 wk. 778-0990.

BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT exclusive north end. Best
view. Top floor master suite, decks, tropical patio.
Unique. $1,000 wk., $350 weekend. January $3,000
mo. 778-0990.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Special until Feb. 1. El-
egance plus! Gorgeous 3BR/2.5BA, 1,500 sq. ft.
townhouse. Large screened deck, heated pool. Dec.
- Jan. $1,800 $1,900. Call Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-
7244 for weekly rate.

SEASONAL Just the right place! Steps to the
beach, quiet Holmes Beach area. Spacious 2BR/
2BA with large deck. Turnkey furnished. Available for
March. $2,000. Call Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.

AVAILABLE DEC. 8TH THRU JAN. 31. Very nice
1BR mobile home in Bradenton Beach across from
beaches. Turnkey, utilities paid. $250 wk or $900 mo.
Call 778-4436.

CUTE COTTAGE WITH DOCK on ICW. Fully fur-
nished, quiet, breezy, fantastic sunsets. Available
now. $800 mo. or $250 wk. 794-5980.

SEE THE DOLPHINS Apartment available until Jan.
1. $300 wk. Between 2 fishing piers. Call 778-7934.

BEACH HOUSE 3BR/3BA, carport, wrap-around
porch, dishwasher, washer, dryer, steps to beautiful
Beach. Available Dec. 1 through Dec. 30, week or
month. Call 778-4468.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA duplex apart-
ment in Holmes Beach. No pets. $450 mo. plus utili-
ties. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate at 778-1450 for
information.

CUTE, PRIVATE 1BR/2BA. Walk to beach, pier,
marina, shopping, restaurants. Furnished. Available
Dec. 1. $2,000 mo., pet OK. 778-8571.

DOUBLE MOBILE HOME for rent in Bradenton
Beach. Dec., Jan., Feb. Over 55 park, across road
from beach. Phone 778-6676.

HIDEAWAY COVE SEASONAL perfect bayview
between bridges. One block to beach. Nice quiet
dead end street. First floor, 2BR, fully furnished with
dock. Available Dec. through Apr. No smoking or
pets. (941) 778-7107.

HOLMES BEACH nicely furnished 1BR/1BA, stones
throw to beach. Available for 1996 1997 season.
Clean and quiet. $1,500 mo. 778-4368.

GULFVIEW 2BR ground floor, private patio off rear,
central heat/AC, new carpet and appliances. No
smokers, no pets. Available Nov. and Dec. $500 wk.
778-6050.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rentals. Immaculate
1 & 2BR apartments, turnkey furnished. Stones
throw to beach. Weekly or monthly. 778-4368.
QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME directly across form
beach. 2 units available Dec. Apr. 2BR/1BA $1,500
mo., 1BR/1BA $1,100 mo. 778-8200.

OFFICE FOR RENT 315 58th Street, Holmes Beach.
$110 mo. Call John Huth at 778-2206.

VACATION/SEASON Ocean ground floor renovated
cottage, turnkey. 2BR/2BA, sleeps 6. $1,475 to
$2,475. 778-4523 or 1 (800) 977-0803.

EFFICIENCIES FROM $140 WK for one person from
$175 wk. for two. Excellent off season vacation and
temporary relocation rates until Dec. 15, 1996. Haley's
Motel, 8102 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-5405.


ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Pierside apart-
ments, 4-units furnished. Large lot with pool.
$449,000, by owner (in apt. #1). 211 South Bay Blvd.
778-2896.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE condo for sale by owner.
Priced for quick sale. $143,000. 3BR/2BA. Call for
appointment. 778-2629.

HOUSE FOR SALE Deeded boat slip, owner financ-
ing. 218 84th Street, Holmes Beach. 779-1074.

FOR SALE BY OWNER 8322 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. Lovely 2 story house, 2BR/3BA plus 2 large
bonus rooms, 2- car garage. Call 778-3836 for ap-
pointment to see. Will consider lease with option to
purchase.

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.

IRONWOOD CONDO 5th floor, on golf course. 1BR/
1.5BA, partly furnished. $55,000. By owner, 794-3687.

PERICO BAY CLUB Waterside Lane. Single story
end unit, 2BR/2BA, Bayside. Excellent condition,
professionally decorated, many upgrades. $114,900.
792-5218 for appointment.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
Coastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience


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LAST WATERFRONT LOT IN Cortez Village. On
Seafood Shack canal to Intracoastal Waterway. Lot
size 75 ft. x 100 ft. with water on two sides, seawall,
fenced. Zoned RDD-6/CH for single family or duplex.
Only $117,500. Call Jim at 794-2479.
COMMERCIAL/RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE for rent
in Holmes Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
DUPLEX OR SINGLE family home. Lots of person-
ality. Private yard, screened gazebo, walk to beach,
very clean. $169,900. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
Gulfsteam 778-7777.
TRIPLEX BRADENTON BEACH great investment.
Close to beach and Bay. Fully leased. Call Jack
McCormick broker, Wagner Realty, 383-5577.
MOBILE HOME 12 X 52 2BR, Florida room. Sand
Piper, Bradenton Beach. 2 minutes to beach. All fur-
nishings. 778-9306.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA -
$137,500. Ground floor, turnkey furnished. Located
on a canal with 30 foot boat dock. Call Dick Maher
or Dave Jones at Coldwell Banker, 778-2261.
PROPERTY FOR SALE Oriental, NC. 1/2 acre
waterview, deeded boat slip, septic installed. $40,000
or trade for 1955 57 T-Bird. (941) 778-0315.
PLAYA ENCANTADA GULFSIDE 2BR/2BA condo,
porch, elevator, heated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, club-
house, tennis. $167,500. 778-4616.


OPEN SUNDAY, 1 -4. 4212 Marina Court. Breath-
taking views of Anna Maria Sound. 3BR/2BA, boat
slip, 2-car garage, pool, tennis. Do not miss. Call
Jan Schmidt, R.S. Olson Real Estate 795-3000.
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA, walk to beach. Key
West style home with pool and open floor plan. Built
in 1993. $216,000. 795-8668.

TRIPLEX FOR SALE $195,000. Well maintained,
good rental property, steps to beach. Fireplace, Gulf
views. Call Robin Kollar, Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
LOTS GULF JUST 150' away. $175,000.
Bayview lot direct, duplex. $79,500. Call 778-4523
or 1 (800) 977-0803.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate ad-
vertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Famil-
ial status includes children under age of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper
will not knowing accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper
are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain
of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for
the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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be placed in person and paid in advance or mailed to our office in the Island Shopping Center,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We are located next to Chez Andre. Hours: 9 to 5,
Monday Friday, (Saturday 10 to 2 usually).
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* Water Heaters *Drain Cleaning *Disposals *Remodeling
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BY RAYMOND HAMEL / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ 19 120 21


ACROSS
1 Site of the Sun
Bowl
7 Busy
13 Couch
19 --acid
(preservative)
20 Biblical tempter
21 Honors
22 1837 literary
collection
24 Hairy-chested
25 Gloaming, to
poets
26 Shift
27 Expert at
ledger-demain?
28 "Paradise Lost"
figure
29 Visited the
future
36 Tad's dad
37 Yevtushenko's
"Babi-"
38 Reply to "Who's
there?"
39 Repute
40 Like Falstaff
43 Turn state's
evidence
45 Continue
without the
words
46 Rush-hour
traffic speed
47 "Cosby" co-star
49 in the right
direction
51 She loved
Theseus
53 Kind


a..


54 Silent signals
56 Bridge or
wrestling feat
59 Bran source
60 Tinker with, in a
way
62 Reprimands
66 Covering
70 Winsor McCay's
"Little" one
71 Game-winning
cry
72 Auto's comfort
quality
73 Pioneering 1982
film
74 100
76 Pronto
77 Fine-grained
wood
79 Out of here
80 Do some
punching
82 Beginning Latin
word
83 Caboose
87 Grimm creature
90 Noted X- I pilot
92 Romantic
painter Vedder
93 "Up" positions
96 Religious ideal
97 Greenpeace
concern
98 Recognition
99 Bowwow
101 Zeniths, e.g.
103 --mo
104 Hit song lyric of
1929 and 1968
109 Green garnishes
110 Sugary suffix
111 Many moons
112 Part of i.p.s.
115 Trinket: Var.


STUMPED?


117 Show once
hosted by Bud
Collyer
121 Gentleman thief
Lupin
122 Torments
123 Barbara Bush's
maiden name
124 Van Dyke
Emmy-winning
role
125 Prepared for a
blow
126 Excoriate
DOWN
1 90" from norte
2 "Bad Influence"
star
3 Computer
command
4 Epitome of
simplicity
5 "Buttery" legume
6 Staff range
7 Alaska Senator
Stevens
8 N.Y.C. subway
9 Difference in
days between
the lunar and
solar year
10 Site of the
ancient Pythian
Games
11 Find after a long
search
12 Scores: Abbr.
13 Maul
14 "Dombey and
Son" woman
15 War film starring
Martin Balsam
16 Where singer
Billy Ocean was
born
17 Migratory fish


18 Storm heading:
Abbr.
20 With subterfuge
23 Cuprite, e.g.
28 Like some
college honors
30 Leaping before
looking
31 Headset, to
hams
32 "Phooey!"
33 The Buckeyes
34 Cut down
35 First name in
mysteries
40 Point in the right
direction
41 More obvious
42 Sealskin wearer
44 Convincing
evidence
46 Org. once
headed by Allen
Dulles
48 Multiplication
symbol
49 Kind of price
50 Repetition for
rhetorical effect
52 Anti-Communist
soldier
55 Dinner and a
movie, perhaps
57 A.B.A. members:
Abbr.
58 --tung
61 Bandanna-clad
product
"spokesman"
63 Prefix with plasm
64 Scorpion attack
65 Transude
67 Aspect
68 "My Cup
Runneth Over"
singer


69 Gun sound
74 Its slogan was
once "Find out
how good we
really are"
75 Part of a count
78 French shield
81 Clear-eyed
83 Southpaw's
strength
84 Betting game
ending


85 Like a warm-up
exercise,
comparatively
speaking
86 Heritage
88 Words to live by
89 Shake aleg
91 Straddling
94 Classic lapanese
theater
95 Miser


99 Shorty
100 "The African
Queen" director
102 Rotisserie
league concern
103 Rests
105 Sultan Qabus
bin Said, e.g.
106 Coming-of-age
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114 First president
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116 Obsolescent
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118 One of a pack?
119 Set the pace
120 F.D.R. agcy.


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SPECTACULAR $439,000 3BR/2BA at the
end of wide canal. Completely updated in 1996.
Caged heated pool & spa, boat dock with wrap-
around dock. 2-car garage, Automated lawn
sprinkler and much, much more. Call Bob or Lu
Rhoden 778-2692.


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
$130,000. Downstairs corner unit overlooking
pool and greenbelt. Open kitchen, enclosed
lanai, upgraded interior carport. Call Bobye
Chasey 778-1532.


ISLAND FOUR-PLEX $340,000 Four nice
2BR/1.5BA townhouses. Steps to beach. Private
courtyards 30 x 30 common sundeck on roof.
Units can be sold separately. Call Chard
Winheim 778-6743.


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SIX BEDROOM WATER FRONT
$589,000 Boater's dream home on Bimini
Bay. Many upgrades, 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.


SUNBOW BAY CONDOMINIUM
$165,000 Immaculate extra large 4 bedroom,
3 bath, heated pool, waterfront, bayou lake, lots
of privacy with boat dock possible. Call Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261.


PERICO BAY 2 CAR GARAGE $144,500
Professionally decorated, tile & marble floors,
2BR/2BA, glass enclosed lanai, water view, cul-
de-sac, pools, tennis, putting greens. Sandy
Morgan 778-2261.


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LUXURY TOWNHOME TENNIS
PLAYER'S DELIGHT $229,000 Cedars
East. Gorgeous turnkey furnished two bedroom,
2 baths. Large pool, clubhouse, tennis galore.
Garage. Please call Rose Schnoerr 383-3708.






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KEY ROYALE BEST BUY $214,000 Well
maintained 2BR/2BA home on 70 ft. wide canal.
Remodeled kitchen, open floor plan overlooks
caged pool. New kitchen. Sprinkler system. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791.


POINTE WEST VILLA $66,900 2BR/2BA
located in a private community. Clubhouse,
pool, security system. Refrigerator, A/C. hot
water heater 1 year old. New screen porch. Call
Paul Martin 794-0049.


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ISLAND MOTEL/APARTMENT $329,900
Six Units. Just a half block to the beach. Heated
pool, gas barbecue grills and patio table. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791.


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RIVERFRONT $222,000 100 ft of the Mana-
tee River at your back door set back for pri-
vacy. This 3BA/2BA is a country hide-a-way
convenient to schools and shopping. Call Lu
Rhoden 778-2692.


SABAL PALMS GARDEN j
2BR/2BA ceramic/Mexican tile,
new carpet $57,500
2BR/2BA investment $$$ maker
$54,900
2BR newly decorated. Berber
carpet & lots of tile $56,500
1BR/1.5BA spacious unit
$45,500

CALL DONNA MOSLEY 795-6142



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