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Holmes Beach council: 'Stop the music'


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
If someone within 50 feet of your residence, build-
ing or vehicle can hear your music, you may be in
trouble in Holmes Beach.
The Holmes Beach City Council plans to have first
reading Dec. 3 on an amended noise ordinance. At last
week's work session, Council Chairman Luke
Courtney said the police chief needs a clearer ordinance
for proper enforcement.
The amendment, taken from the Longboat Key noise
ordinance, reads, "The operation of any radio, television
set, instrument, phonograph, machine or other devices
producing or reproducing sound in a manner as to be
plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet from the building,
structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be a prima
facie evidence of a violation of this section."
Mayor Bob VanWagoner urged the council to
place the amendment on the Dec. 3 agenda.


Bradenton


Beach charter


changes OK'd
A handful of voters turned out Tuesday to approve
revisions in the charter of the city of Bradenton Beach.
Eleven percent of the registered voters turned out
to approve the changes to the document which allows
the city to function as a city.
Results from Tuesday's referendum:
86 votes, or 76 percent, voted in favor of the char-
ter revisions.
27 votes, or 24 percent, voted in opposition of the
charter revisions.
It has been more than 20 years since the charter
was revised.
Ironically, the Dec. 3 referendum will be the last
time voters will go to the polls in December one of
the revisions to the charter calls for all balloting to take
place during the general election in November.
Other changes in the charter include limiting coun-
cil and mayors to serving only three two-year terms,
changing the "council" to "commission" and providing
for a super-majority of voters to elect a mayor.


It's competitive

bids for drainage

projects now
By Frank Cunningham
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil Charnock
told The Islander Bystander last week he would seek
competitive bids for four drainage projects expected to
be completed next year.
Charnock came under criticism in past months for
awarding eight drainage projects totaling $229,000 to
contractor Harlan Sunquist of Sun Construction. No
competive bids were sought for the projects which are
now completed.
Charnock said, "Sunquist is too busy on other
projects and will not be a bidder."
While not specific on the cost of the four drainage
areas, Charock said drainage work is scheduled for
Spring and Magnolia Streets, South Drive, 841 N.
Shore Dr. and 867 N. Shore Drive.
In 1994, Southwest Florida Water Management
District did a pilot study for the city of Anna Maria
which included the four new projects. The study is a
model for other west coast communities experiencing
similar problems.
Charnock said the bidding process will begin after
engineering studies are complete.


"My intention was to move swiftly on it in case we
have a reccurrence," he said. "We talked about this a
long time ago and decided to do it."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore objected, "The
council is selecting a particular business and that, to
me, poses a potential liability to the city. I heard there
was a band at the Anchor Inn and the next thing I know,
this is on the agenda. I don't support this. It hasn't been
on an agenda as old business before."
The only recent reference to amending the ordi-
nance came at the Nov. 19 work session when
VanWagoner told council that the city's noise problem
had returned and it was time to change the ordinance.
He then read the portion to be added.
"I wanted to use the Longboat Key ordinance back
when we first discussed this," Councilman Ron
Robinson noted. "It's not just the Anchor Inn. It's ve-
hicles and others. In my neighborhood we've had nu-
merous complaints about houses."


Whitmore asked about the art fairs and other events
held on city hall property. VanWagoner said certain
exceptions will be allowed.
Councilwoman Billie Martini said the penalty
should be in the ordinance, but Courtney said it's the
code enforcement board's job to hear cases and levy
fines. The code enforcement board can impose a fine
of up to $250 per day. For repeat violators, the fine can
be doubled.
"If a person's here for a couple weeks' vacation,
how are we going to cite him to the code enforcement
board when it takes a month to get a case to the board?"
Robinson asked. "The officer should be able to issue a
fine. I think we need to build it into the ordinance."
"That type of fine falls under the Florida statute,
which means it will be administered by the county,"
City Clerk Leslie Ford explained.
Council agreed to determine the fine schedule as
a separate action at the Dec. 10 work session.


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Hats off for Alex
Alex Murphy, right, is having another of her fundraisers for All Children's Hospital. This year she and
her friend Kristina Modisett, left, are selling decorated hats. Murphy and Modisett will sell their hats in
a special booth at the Anna Maria Island Art League's Festival of the Arts on Dec. 7-8 at at the field
behind Holmes Beach City Hall. Murphy has a "wish list" of toys from All Children's Child-Life Depart-
ment to fulfill. The two hope to raise enough money to buy a large doll house for one of the playrooms as
well as other toys requested by the hospital.


DOT to hold public hearing on


Key Royale Bridge Dec. 11


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Florida Department of Transportation will
hold a public hearing on the Key Royale Bridge project
Dec. 11 at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale
Drive, Holmes Beach.
There will be an informal review of information
about the project at 6 p.m. DOT representatives will be
available to answer questions and discuss the project.
Displays of the project showing the preferred design,
environmental reports and cost estimates will be avail-
able for viewing.
The formal portion of the hearing will begin at 7
p.m. Following the presentation, all persons may ex-
press their views and furnish data on matters pertinent
to the project, including environmental, ecological and
economic impacts. In addition, they may offer written
or oral comments.
The project involves the replacement of the Key
Royale Bridge. The replacement was designed by the
DOT but it is not funded by the department at the present


time. The estimated cost is approximately $1 million.
The three-span bridge was built in 1950 and up-
graded throughout the years. It was reconstructed in
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WEEKEND FESTIVITIES ............................... 4
O pinions ..................................... ............. 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Stir-it-up .................................... ............ 20
Streetlife ...................................... ............ 26
Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 28
Crossword puzzle...................................... .. 36


DECEMBER 5, 1996


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


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'96 Island turtles beget 12,002 babies


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria Island was midwife to 12,002 special
babies this year.
The infants spent a couple of months underground
before coming out of their shells and waddling into the
Gulf of Mexico in accordance with a heredity uncount-
able generations old.
The Anna Maria Turtle Watch program has totted
up its results for the sea turtle hatching season, May 1
to Oct. 1, and passed along other barrier islands' counts
for comparison.
Suzi Fox, turtle conservation permit holder for the
Island, said 12,002 hatchlings were counted from 171
S... nests along the Island's 10 miles of beaches, for a suc-
cessful hatch rate of 72.6 percent.
On the down side, 4,069 eggs didn't hatch, 214
hatchlings died in the nest, and female turtles came
ashore 161 times and didn't lay any eggs at all be-
cause they were frightened away or disturbed by
lights or for some reason best understood by lady
turtles.
Fox explained that a female turtle mates only once
a year and carries the sperm for use whenever she lays
eggs, from three to eight times per season and an av-
erage 110 eggs each time.
In a state-mandated change from years past, there
were no "hatcheries" here in 1996 nests were not
moved to safer compounds where they could hatch
undisturbed. Only 10 nests were moved, all of them to
get above high waters, and 52 protected with cages
because lights disturbed the process; most of the latter


Grand finale
Turtle Watch volunteers huddled at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria for an end-of-season picnic. The warm fire
in the open-pit grill turned out to be a bonus with brisk winds bringing a surprising chill to the air on the
waterfront. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


were in Bradenton Beach, Fox said.
In comparison with the Island's 171 nests with 72.6
percent successful hatch rate, Longboat Key had 155


nests and 73.5 percent, Lido Key 50 and 76.3 percent,
Siesta Key 215 and 78.2 percent, Casey Key 740 and
76.6 percent, Venice 257 and 75.9 percent.


Anna Maria building ordinance deferred


By Frank Cunningham
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Commissioners at their Nov. 26 meet-
ing delayed an emergency ordinance change to allow
contractors to perform certain work without paying a
building permit fee. The code change will be consid-
ered at the Dec. 10 workshop.
In recent weeks, contractors and homeowners had
complained about the necessity of obtaining a building
permit for boxing in garbage cans or installing a
kitchen cabinet.
According to Anna Maria Public Works Director
Phil Charnock, the city would waive building permit
fees for projects under $2,000.
"But a building permit application would still have


Key Royale Bridge

hearing Dec. 11
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
1980 and the sidewalk was added in 1982. In 1995,
extensive work was done on the bulk heads, end
bents and approaches at a cost to the city of
$450,000.
In August, the city received a report from an en-
gineering firm contracted by the DOT that detailed the
serious condition of the bridge. The vice president of
the firm recommended replacement in the near future.
The city is in the process of retaining an engineering
firm to determine the precise condition of the bridge
and how soon it will need to be replaced.
According to DOT's preliminary engineering
report, the bridge has a structural deficient rating of
seven. The report cited the following deficiencies:
The concrete deck top exhibits-extensive
cracking throughout.
Sealant in the expansion joints exhibits ad-
vanced deterioration.
Both curbs exhibit cracking throughout.
The channel beams exhibit areas of exposed
reinforcing.
The pilings exhibit widespread de-lamination
and random cracking on all four faces.
The intermediate caps are cracked.
The end bents exhibit lateral cracking.
The west approach slab has settled more than
the adjacent approach roadway and bridge deck.
The retaining walls appear to be bulging out-


to be filled out so there is a paper trail with the Federal
Emergency Management Agency," Charnock said.
"This will allow us to keep in good standing with
FEMA's flood insurance program."
Commissioner George McKay wanted the ordi-
nance enacted immediately but Commissioners Elaine
Burkly and Bob McElheny wanted more input and
study at the December workshop.
McElheny praised Charnock for reaching a com-
promise with the contractors, prompting applause from
the audience.
In other action, the commissioners gave block
grant consultant Betty Jordan the green light to pursue
up to $500,000 in state grants for sidewalks, drainage
projects, fire hydrants and other infrastructure needs.


ward and are rotating toward the channel due to
excessive back pressure.
The guardrails do not conform to current DOT
standards.
The report also noted the approaches to the
bridge are steep and do not have vertical curves.
The proposed bridge is longer and the approaches
will be adjusted to eliminate the sight distance prob-
lem. The total right of way needed for the project
is 1,898.8 feet.
The recommended replacement is a three-span,
cast-in-place, structural concrete slab with spill-
through abutments supported on square precast con-
crete piles. It will have two 11.8-foot lanes, a 7.8-
foot bike lane and a 1.5-foot shoulder beside a 6.4-
foot sidewalk.
The report recommends constructing the bridge
in three phases in order to keep one lane and the
sidewalk open at all times and keeping the channel
in operation to the maximum extent possible. Pro-
visions will be made for manatees during construc-
tion. To minimize impacts, scheduling construction
for May 15 to December 15 will be considered.
The costs of the project are estimated at
$94,000 for preliminary engineering, $500,000 for
bridge construction, $110,000 for roadway con-
struction, $21,000 for demolition, $94,000 for con-
struction engineering and $100,000 for right of way
acquisition, including $51,000 in administrative
fees.
The bridge's average traffic volume in 1995
was 2,854 vehicles per day. The projected volume
for the year 2018 is 8,558 vehicles per day.


Jordan, who works on a contingency basis, will meet
with Capital Improvement Committee members to as-
sess priorities.
The commission also:
Granted Fran Jones of Galati Marine a delay to
allow her attorney to contest a 1993 and 1995 increase
in her occupational license tax. Jones contends a $20
annual slip tax raises her fees well above competing
marinas on the barrier islands.
Appointed Ron Pepka as a member of the Anna
Maria Citizens Advisory Committee to replace Fred
Hall The CAC makes recommendations to the Metro-
politan Planning Organization on transportation issues.
Set the March city election candidate qualifying
time from noon on Dec. 10 until Dec. 23 at 5 p.m.


Dredging of

Longboat Pass

may 'go' in April
By Paul Roat
Contract negotiation is underway and sand could
be moving from clogged Longboat Pass onto Island
beaches by April.
Maintenance dredging of Longboat Pass should
pump about 125,000 cubic yards of sand onto beaches
at Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key.
Manatee County Environmental Management
Department's Jack Gorzeman said about 38,000 cubic
yards of sand will be added to Bradenton Beach in two
locations: a 2,000-foot stretch southward from 14th
Street S.; and a 1,000-foot-long site between 13th and
Eighth Streets South.
One pesky erosion-prone "hot spot" at 14th Street
South near the S-curve at north Coquina Beach one
of the narrowest parts of the Island will not receive
any sand directly from the dredging project due to some
rock outcrops offshore.
Gorzeman said the hard-bottom areas would force
an extensive and expensive environmental mitigation
process, so that area will not receive sand directly from
the dredge. However, he said he expected the sand to
eventually fill the "hole" on the beach as sand moves
from the nourished sections.
He said the project will eventually renourish the
beach to a width of about 45 feet.
The project's timing is critical due to the start of
sea turtle nesting season in May.


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Irritating Holmes Beach hydrant to be moved


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Eleanor Sauers of 689 Key Royale Drive in
Holmes Beach knows you can fight city hall, or the
county, as the case may be.
Sauers let the county know she was unhappy
about a the placement of a fire hydrant in her yard
several weeks ago. She complained to David Love,
supervisor of the county's distribution department,
which placed the hydrant.
"I got a message that Mr. Love wanted to speak to
me about putting a fire hydrant in my yard," she ex-
plained. "I tried to call him, but I had the wrong exten-
sion number."
Sauers said the hydrant was placed in the middle
of the grass in front of her semi-circular driveway,
which eliminated any parking in front of her yard. She
felt the hydrant should be on the property line.
"I feel it devalued my property," she said. "I'm


pretty annoyed with it. I don't object to a hydrant on my
property, just where they put it."
Love said there was an obvious miscommunication.
"I didn't get any messages from her," he said. "If
I'd heard from her, I would have located it somewhere
else. We usually put them on or near property lines. We
put it there because we would have had to tear up her
driveway and her neighbor's bushes to put it on the
property line."
Love said the hydrant will be relocated this week near
the southwest comer of the property at no cost to Sauers.
"Usually people are happy to have hydrants on
their property because they get a break on their insur-
ance," he noted. "Most of the ones we move are for
owners who move into residences that have existing
hydrants and they don't like the location."
If a property owner wants a hydrant moved he must
pay a $500 fee. If the cost of the work is less, the prop-
erty owner is reimbursed the difference. If the cost is


After a miscommunication with county officials, Holmes Beach resident Eleanor Sauers found this fire hydrant in
her front yard. She asked to have it moved to the side property line. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland


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Each year, every fire district gets five new hy-
drants, Love said. The locations are recommended by
district personnel.




Anna Maria City
12/10, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session

Bradenton Beach
12/5, 7 p.m., council meeting. Agenda:
Election certification, land development code
text amendment public hearing, certificates of
appreciation for charter review committee,
Federal Emergency Management Agency
class information and appointments of alter-
nates to board of adjustment.12/9, 6 p.m.,
Swearing in of new council members
12/11, 7 p.m., Board of adjustment

Holmes Beach
12/5, 10 a.m., Planning commission
12/10, 7 p.m., Council work session

Of Interest
12/9, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
12/9, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Control
Commission, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
12/11, 10 a.m., Citizens' Advisory Commit-
tee to the Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
12/11, 6 p.m. informal session and 7 p.m.
formal session, Florida Department of
Transportation public hearing on Key Royale
Bridge, Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale
Drive, Holmes Beach.
12/12, 7:30 p.m., EMS Study Committee,
Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.


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Parade ebsisq, double your pleasure


The Anna Maria Island Privateers kick off a big
day of holiday celebrations at 10 a.m. on Saturday,
Dec. 7, with a parade that winds the length of the Is-
land.
Every year local Island businesses, community
organizations, fire trucks, police cars and Santa Claus
highlight entries in the Privateers' parade.
At 6 p.m., the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade be-
gins near the Key Royale Bridge in Bimini Bay,
Holmes Beach.
Beginning at Anna Maria Bayfront Park, the Pri-
vateer parade heads south on Bay Boulevard, west on
Pine Avenue to Gulf Drive, and south again through
Holmes Beach on Paln and Marina Drives to the inter-
section with Gulf Drive.
From there the parade heads south on Gulf Drive
to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach with Santa
Claus bringing up the rear of the parade. At Coquina
Beach, Santa holds court on the Privateer ship and
hands out gifts to children under 12. The kids also get
hot dogs and Cokes courtesy of the Privateers. For chil-
dren of all ages, the Privateers will be selling their de-
licious smoked mullet.

Boat parade
Saturday night, too
Bimini Bay will light up Saturday night as the
Christmas Lighted Boat Parade gets underway.
Boats will rendezvous at 5:30 p.m. in Bimini Bay



Boats of all shapes and .
sizes will be in Bimini Bay
Saturday night for the
annual lighted boat
parade. The event begins
at the Key Royale Bridge
at about 6:30 p.m.


Santa Claus will be present at the Privateers parade Saturday starting at 10 a.m.


along the Island's northeast corer.
At 6 p.m., the parade will head down the "Grand


Canal" between 67th and 68th Streets turning at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church to return into the basin at 6:15.
The parade then heads up the canal to the judging
area alongside the Key Royale bridge at 6:30.
From there, the boat parade heads through Bimini
Bay toward Rotten Ralph's restaurant and out the Anna
Maria channel into Tampa Bay. It passes the Anna
Maria City Pier at about 7 p.m. and then the Rod &
Reel Pier at 7:15.
The boats then turn around for a return viewing on
its way back to Bimini Bay. Bayfront Park and the two
piers should provide excellent viewing.
The boat parade committee set up a special low-
powered FM radio station, broadcasting on 99.9 MHz,
to broadcast descriptions of the parade boats and crews
and to provide Christmas music during the event.
A telephone hot line, 778-1136, has the latest in-
formation on decorating boats, watching and participat-
ing in the boat parade. For entry information, call Frank
Derfler at 778-5379.


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"Mullet" SALE ONE NIGHT ONLY
Shirts $7.50, Hats $5.50
ON SALE ONLY at the Island Shopping Center
Open House, Friday, December 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
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Festival to fill

Holmes Beach

with art, fun, food
More than 100 artists and craftspersons from
across the United States will gather on Anna Maria
Island on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, for the
8th Annual Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts.
Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Art League,
the juried show draws top-quality art to the open area
behind Holmes Beach City Hall. The hours are 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. both days. Admission and parking are free.
The family event also features a junior art display
of works by local youth, continuous live music on
stage, and a large food court offering a variety of food
and beverages.
Also exhibiting will be community organizations
including wildlife, historical and environmental
groups. Live animals are a popular feature of the exhib-
its.
A highlight of the festival is a raffle of art works
donated by festival exhibitors. Proceeds benefit the Art
League's Youth Scholarship Fund, which provides
assistance with art classes to school-age children.


Raffle tickets are $1, or six tickets for $5 and winners
need not be present to win.
The Fine Arts Festival is a major fundraiser for the
league, a non-profit, tax deductible organization dedi-
cated to fostering the arts on the island.


SRichard Thomas's
Si watercolor, "Window
... .Pane," graces the official
festival T-shirt, on sale
during the 8th Annual
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SCrafts at the Holmes
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In addition to the children's art classes, funds from the
festival underwrite operation of the art center, exhibits and
a variety of art classes and workshops for all ages.
For further information, contact the Art League at
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, or call 778-2099.


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All ages invited
to Center's tree lighting
The Anna Maria Island Community Center invites residents and visitors
to join in a musical tree-lighting ceremony from 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday,
Dec. 7, at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. The program will be in
the memory of the late community leader Brendan Green and will
include the opportunity to hang a hand-crafted dove in memory of your
loved ones. The Manatee High School Chamber Singers, King Middle
School's eighth-grade orchestra and the All Island Youth Chorus will
perform. Admission is free. Helping to create seasonal doves is center
after-schooler Emily Hostetler, 6. For more information, call 778-1908.
Islander Photo: Courtesy ofAMICC


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Over 100 Juried Fine Artists & Craftspersons
Full Food Court Variety of Continuous Live Music
Children's Activities and Junior Art Show
At the Holmes Beach City Hall Park
Free Admission Free Parking
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For more information: 778-2099


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Follow the process

for the Key Royale Bridge:

hearing Dec. 11
While Mike Guy, executive director of the local
Metropolitan Planning Organization, insists the money
will come for the Key Royale bridge replacement from
the state eventually fear runs rampant in Holmes
Beach that the city will have to foot the bill. A pro-
jected $1 million bill.
Island residents are getting more and more famil-
iar with bridge hearings. The hearing on Dec. 5 will
very likely resemble a reunion for the foes of the mega-
bridge planned by the DOT at Manatee Avenue.
We're willing to bet plenty of Holmes Beach resi-
dents, particularly residents of Key Royale, will be at
the Florida Department of Transporation public hear-
ing this week.
In May 1995, Holmes Beach spent more than
$450,000 on repairs to the bridge.
In August 1996 the city received DOT's engineer-
ing report detailing the serious condition of the bridge.
It recommended replacement in the near future.
How soon? How serious? Holmes Beach has to
hire an engineering firm to determine the precise con-
dition of the bridge and how quickly it needs to be re-
placed.
So, since the MPO has said it doesn't have imme-
diate funding sources, if the situation is desperate,
where does the city and its Key Royale residents -
turn?
Holmes Beach has $2 million in cash reserves and
is talking about spending another million-plus for a
new city hall.
Should the city ditch plans for a new city hall and
spend the money on the bridge?
As we said in October, we're all for using some-
body else's money for Island projects if we can get
it and we applaud the use of federal and state grants.
We also agree that the lone evacuation route for close
to 700 people needs to be maintained.
To date, we haven't even heard about the impact of
inevitable land purchases on both sides of the bridge for
the proposed design.
We still advocate a Key Royale taxing district to
pay for the exclusive needs of Key Royale residents -
now and in the future.
This DOT meeting is about plans. Officials will
reveal their preferred design, environmental reports and
cost estimates.
And, DOT says it will listen to viewpoints on en-
vironmental, ecological and economic impacts during
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Islander says thanks
I'd like to take this space for a big thank you to all
my family, friends and neighbors for their love and care
during my recent illnesses.
Their cards, phone calls and visits meant so much
to me but most of all I'm thankful for all their
prayers- there is nothing like the power of prayer.
To all the doctors, especially Dr. Stephen Pelham,
who saw the problem and acted promptly, and the
Batey Group, Columbia Blake Hospital, Freedom Inn
nursing and the Home Health Care nurses.
May you all be truly blessed.
Kathryn Spencer, Anna Maria City
Beach machine would destroy
life's cycle
For Edie LeCroy who wrote The Islander By-
stander wanting the beach machine to clean her beach
of sea urchins, scallops, clams and seaweed: Do you
not take delight in the steps of the sandpipers that
search for sand fleas and other tiny prey that lurk in the
wet seaweed?
Do you not care that the artificial compression of
the sand by heavy equipment could cement the fate of
innumerable organisms which form the broad base of
the food chain upon which crabs, fish, pelicans and
herons depend?
This mania to force human will on everything that
is wild and free will end only when the shoreline is
reduced to a lifeless sea of sterile white sand.
Marge Kennedy, Anna Maria
Russian artist leaves too long
of a legacy
If we can't be in Anna Maria all the time the Is-
lander is the next best thing. When it arrives we read
it from front to back.
Which brings me to the picture caption on page 19
of the Oct. 24 issue. The pictures pertain to school
classes about Russia and that is wonderful. The chil-
dren appear to be having lots of fun while they are
learning. Because of the Iron Curtain, there was a lot
of information we never got about Russia.
For instance, I never knew that Marc Chagall was
from the 1700s. I did know he was very old when he


Paradise Lost
This beautiful sand castle by Jim "Kiteman"
Shipley took three days to build and was enjoyed
by many residents and guests of our Island as they
walked the beach in Holmes Beach.
Enjoyed, that is, until a child, who was ac-
companied by an adult, destroyed it in five min-
utes.
Thankfully, a photo of the castle remains to
enjoy.
Walt Ade, Holmes Beach


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imagined ...!
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Allied soldiers gassed in the 1918 Battle of the Marne wait in a meadowfor
medical attention.


A TASTE OF MUSTARD


The final German attack of the
Great War took place within 50 miles of
Paris. Frightened Parisians could hear
the blast of artillery. They could not
smell the foul "mustard gas" that was
unleashed against the French and
American troops assembled on the
banks of the River Marne. But they knew
about its horrible effects.
The first day of the battle 1,000
American soldiers were felled by gas.
One of the victims was Clair Jones of
Anna Maria Key.
At first Clair did not appear to be
greatly affected by the gassing. But that
evening he gagged on his supper, began
to cough and gasp for breath. His lungs
felt as if they were on fire. His eyes
burned, his head throbbed, his body
shook with the violence of the retching
that continued until dawn.
Clair was sent off to a hospital in
the south of France devoted to caring
for poison gas victims, although no one
knew exactly what could be done for
them.
Clair's friend Will Austin knew he
might never see Clair again. But good
soldier that he was, he would never
show the extent of his anguish in his di-
ary. These excerpts tell how Will spent
the remaining days of the important Sec-
ond Battle of the Marne:

July 15: Fritz paid dearly for his at-
tempted drive, for few crossed the Marne
and they were killed or captured. Our
wounded were sent back to hospitals. Only
133 men of Company E answered roll call.
Full complement is 250 men. Moved to a
point on the road to Corbein. Dug
trenches, strung wire in front of them, and
held them as infantry. Slept in trenches,
alternating, one man sleeping an hour
while the other watched.
July 16: Still holding trenches. Saw
an Allied plane go down over Chateau-
Thierry hit with shrapnel. (Judging
by the hour, it was Kermit Roosevelt,
Teddy's son. His was the only Allied
plane to go down that day.)
July 17: Bombardment abated,
though furious at times. Our food is


brought to us once a day from a dis-
tance of nine miles in an old wagon.
Began raining at dusk. Terrific down-
pour. No rain coats. Trenches flooded.
Everything wet.
July 18: Still in the trenches, ev-
erything a mess, mud and water. A
French gun of large caliber, 155 mm,
opened up on the enemy but had wrong
range and put several shells danger-
ously near our trench. One of our men
wounded. Got a few hours real sleep,
first in three days. Four air battles. Our
planes went over Fritz's lines and
brought down five of their observation
balloons. They fell in flames. Glorious
sight.
July 19: We moved last night
about 2 o'clock to a wood and laid
about on the ground for the balance of
the night. Resting today. Tomorrow
we're to get a bath and new underwear.
July 22: Went out in the morning
and afternoon on salvage detail where
the 7th infantry was camped. We got a
German machine gun with ammuni-
tion. Crossed the Marne on the pontoon
bridge we had built. Went some miles
up toward the German line and took up
a position with loaded rifles and fixed
bayonets as supports for the 7th Infan-
try. Held this position overnight. No
action. Germans still retreating.
July 23: Went back across the
Marne and worked on a heavy pontoon
bridge made of boats some French
boats, others captured German boats.
July 24: Still working on the
bridge and salvaging. Many German
dead along the Marne and a few
Americans. Percentage about 15 to 1.
All dead Americans were facing Ber-
lin.

The battle ended in late July 1918
with the taking of 30,000 German pris-
oners and the Germans in full retreat.
The victory brought Parisians out into
the streets to celebrate.

Next: Letters from a
wounded doughboy


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Land use changes in works in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Months in the making, Bradenton Beach City Coun-
cil members Thursday will adopt or reject 26 amendments
to the city's land development rules.
Many of the changes are termed as "housekeeping"
measures. Some changes reflect changing technology -
satellite dishes less than 24 inches in diameter do not need
city approval prior to installation. Other changes are re-
quired to bring the city into accord with recent legislative
or court rulings, such as having land use decisions meet
"quasi-judicial" requirements.
Members of the planning and zoning board have en-
dorsed the changes to the land development code. Coun-
cil members have also indicated approval of the changes
during workshop sessions earlier this year.
A synopsis of some of the changes follows.
Defines "duly certified property owner" and "simi-
lar property usage" to provide the building official better
guidance.
Provides docks and piers to be greater than 500
square feet as a special exception usage. Currently, docks
greater than 500 square feet are classed as commercial and
not permitted in residential areas. The change would al-
low property owners to build longer docks and would al-
low a commercial use of them only for the property owner
or his tenant.
Changes the makeup of the board of adjustment to
have more members in the building trades, defines terms
of three years for members and requires public hearings
with due public notice for meetings and appeals.
Reduces the size of the planning and zoning board
from nine to seven members.
Changes city council votes for amendments to the


land development code or comprehensive plan from four
votes to three. The change corrects the current process that
would require a "super majority" of four council members
to approve a land use change, but if the decision were
appealed in court a "simple majority" of three council
members could decide not to fight the matter.
Better defines the timing of issuing variances and
minor development approvals by the building official.
Calls for major development approvals to be decided
after a public hearing by the planning and zoning board.
Revises the chart of allowable uses, including the
addition of sale or rental of beach-related items allowed
in certain areas of the city.
Re-formats a chart outlining density and lot, yard
and bulk regulations.
Satellite dishes less than 24 inches in diameter are
exempt from city requirements.
Changes special exception use approval by council
from four affirmative votes to three, and calls for the coun-
cil decision to be based on "competent substantial evi-
dence."
Changes uses in the "Historic Old-town" district to
allow greater flexibility regarding parking and landscap-
ing.
Clarifies the ability of the city council to waive land-
scaping requirements for some.developments in parts of
the city.
Deletes the city's mangrove protection provisions in
lieu of state requirements pertaining to trimming, pruning
or removing mangroves.
Requires all development in the city have access to
a public street and sets forth minimum driveway widths
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Prohibits the placing of "signs, landscape timbers,
trees, shrubs, stones or similar items in the city rights of
way."
Clarifies handicapped parking provisions.
Provides for storage fees for illegally placed signs.
Changes the "abandonment" laws in the city for
non-conforming properties. For commercial areas, a build-
ing will be judged abandoned if it is vacant for nine
months, a decrease from the current 12 months. For resi-
dential areas, a building will be judged abandoned if it is
vacant for 18 months, an increase from the current 12
months.
Provides residents with information on rebuilding
requirements in the event of destruction of property.
Limits the ability of a property owner to build on
non-conforming land.
Better defines the limits on granting of variances in
the city.
Clearly defines the amendments that are "legisla-
tive" and those that are "quasi-judicial."
Prohibits the launching of boats from trailers in some
residential areas of the city.
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developmental potential of some properties to other adja-
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Islanders favor curbside recycling 4-1


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island residents who responded to
an informal poll by The Islander Bystander indicated
by a 4-1 margin that they want curbside recycling
service and are willing to pay for it.
Currently only Holmes Beach offers curbside re-
cycling through Waste Management of Manatee
County. The cost is 96 cents a month, according to
Waste Management Assistant Manager Bub
McKinney.
Anna Maria City residents now recycle by tak-
ing newspapers, glass, aluminum cans and plastic to
four large bins on Pine Avenue.


Man sentenced in

Bradenton Beach

Circle K robbery
Jason Todd Smith, 28, of Sarasota, was sentenced
to six months in jail last week for the July 10 robbery
of a Circle K store in Bradenton Beach.
According to police, Smith entered the store at
2513 Gulf Drive N. and handed the clerk a note which
said, "Give me all your cash."
When asked if Smith was robbing him, Smith re-
plied, "Do it now!" The clerk gave Smith a bag with
money in it and Smith left the store and got into a car
in the parking lot.
When the next customer stepped up to the
counter, the clerk asked him to get a description of
Smith. The customer looked outside and said he was
the driver of the vehicle Smith was riding in and told
the clerk he would get the money back.
The customer retrieved the money bag, returned
it to the clerk, apologized and left the store. He got
into.the vehicle and drove north on Gulf Drive. The
vehicle was stopped by a sheriff s deputy in the 3900
block of 75th Street West and Smith was placed in
custody and transported to jail.


Bradenton Beach homeowners and renters take
their recycled material to bins at Coquina Beach.
McKinney said curbside recycling for the two
cities without it likely would cost between each
household $1 and $1.25 a month.
One winter resident of Bradenton Beach said,
"We cannot believe that Florida does so little recy-
cling. It's a shame! It's very important in Minne-
sota."
Elizabeth Moss of Anna Maria City said even
without curbside service, "we will recycle in any
case. However, we do not know what to do with
batteries or metal cans (other than aluminum) in
Anna Maria."


... while another

pleads no

contest
Jordan L. Thompson, 33, of Bradenton,
pleaded no contest last week to three counts of
bank robbery, including the June 12 robbery of
First of America in Holmes Beach. Thompson
will be sentenced on Dec. 17.
In the Holmes Beach robbery, Thompson
entered the south door of the building at 603
Manatee Avenue West and waited in line for a
teller, said police. Once at the window, he held
up a piece of torn legal pad that said, "Give me
all your money. I have a gun."
After getting the money, he left the building
and witnesses said no vehicle was seen.
Thompson was captured on film by the
bank's security camera and identified by several
people after the photo was published in The Is-
lander Bystander.
Thompson was also accused of robbing
Barnett Bank at 4311 Manatee Ave. on July 8
and First of America at 4215 Cortez Road West
on June 28.


PU I H ARING


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Royale Drive
Bridge


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)
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Another Bradenton Beach resident said he
"would like to see recycling like on Longboat Key."
Longboat Key has an aggressive recycling pro-
gram it runs through Waste Management of Sarasota
County. In Longboat's case, businesses and condo-
miniums also recycle. And the city has installed roll-
off container bins at Town Hall that take odds and
ends not allowed curbside cardboard, plastic gro-
cery bags, lids and aluminum foil.
Rev. Donald Baier of Holmes Beach writes,
"Every Monday a.m. we have curb pick up. Many
thanks."
Two people were for curbside service but only if
there was no increase in rates.


... and anti-crime

program Tuesday
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
sponsoring a crime prevention program Tuesday, Dec.
10, from 9-10 a.m. at Backbay Steakhouse.
More than 1.1 million crimes were committed in
Florida last year. That amounts to one every 20 sec-
onds. More than 1,000 times a day a weapon is used in
a crime somewhere in Florida.
Some of the topics that will be covered in the safety
program include precautions when using automated bank
teller machines, carjackings, rape, motel/hotel security and
what targets you as a potential victim.


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"The Wonders of His Love," a Christmas can-
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Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
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vessel at the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria City. Kirk, who is a U.S. Army Reserve chaplain for the
32nd Transportation Composite Group out of Tampa, participated last weekend in a three-day field training
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Island, Key restaurants
adopt families for
Christmas
Three restaurants, the Sandbar in Anna Maria,
Mar Vista on Longboat Key and Beachhouse in
Bradenton Beach, will sponsor Tips for Tots on Fri-
day, Dec. 17.
The annual affair benefits families that face a
less-than-merry Christmas without a little help.
Thirty-eight families with 65 children will be
"adopted" and will be guests at the Sandbar for a 10
a.m.-2 p.m. party featuring lunch and presents from
Santa Claus, said Sandbar general manager Gary
Wooten.
Employees at all three restaurants donate their
tips for a day and that money is matched by the own-
ers, he said.
"We'll be giving away clothes and shoes and each
child gets a toy," Wooten said. "Each family also gets
a food package that includes a turkey. The Anna
Maria Fire District will bring Santa Claus to the Sand-
bar in an antique fire truck."

ADD group to meet at
Roser Tuesday
An Attention Deficit Disorder group will meet on
Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Roser Memorial Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
The meeting will take place in the room behind
the sanctuary beginning at 8 p.m.
Edyth Richardson will be the facilitator. Some
resource materials are available for both affected
adults and children.
Anyone interested in ADD is invited to attend.
For more information, call Doris Willis at 778-
6940.

Make reservations now for
Off Stage Ladies meeting
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players will
hold their Christmas meeting at Cedars Cafe West on
Longboat Key on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m.
Reservations need to be made by Monday, Dec.
9, by calling Ruth Stevens at 794-2188 or Kay Fos-
ter at 778-4714.
The program will include a Christmas presenta-
tion of "Getting Into the Mood" by the Off Stage
Ladies.
Members are reminded to bring wrapped Christmas
gifts for needy children marked by age and gender.
Membership inquires may be directed to Marilyn
Moroni, president, 778-0030.


Coldwell Banker sponsors
Toys for Tots
Coldwell Banker sales associates want all children
to experience holiday joy, so in cooperation with the U.
S. Marine Corps Reserve, Coldwell Banker offices will
be participating as Toys for Tots sponsors.
Also participating in the program on the Island are
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home's Island Chapel location
and Shells restaurant.
Coldwell Banker, 605C Manatee Ave., Holmes
Beach, will serve as an official collection center
through Friday, Dec. 20.


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Toys, toys, toys
Bette Kissick admires gifts donated for the Toys for
Tots drive at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home in Holmes
Beach. Kissick said donors can contribute toys by
bringing them to Griffith-Cline at 6000 Marina
Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday. The drive, sponsored by the U.S. Marine
Corps Reserve, will continue through Dec. 20. "We
need new toys and all kinds of toys. Last year we
collected 225 toys, Kissick said. Remember, every
child deserves a little Christmas. Islander Photo:
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 5, 1996 M PAGE 11 II[


Candidate swearing-in
Monday in Bradenton
Beach
Elected officials will get sworn-in Monday in
Bradenton Beach.
The non-election of three new members on the
Bradenton Beach City Council will officially take of-
fice at 6 p.m. Monday in city hall Dec. 9.
Dan Goodchild takes the honors of undergoing the
oath office twice in less than two months. Goodchild
was appointed by the council to fill the remainder of
Councilman Dick Suhre's Ward 1 seat. Suhre resigned
from his council duties due to health reasons.
Charlie Grace will re-take the Ward 2 position on
the council in the wake of Gail Cole's decision not to
seek re-election. Grace previously held the seat for two
years, but resigned in an unsuccessful run for mayor
against Leroy Arnold. Cole did not seek re-election,
citing increased business and family involvements.
John Chappie will take the Ward 4 position on the
council, replacing John Kaufmann, who did not seek
re-election due to added business responsibilities.
The public is invited to the swearing-in ceremonies.

Island Gallery West to hold
art demonstration
Island Gallery West, an artists' cooperative, 5348-
E Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will present an art dem-
onstration on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Artist Hide Drew will demonstrate Oriental paint-
ing and photographer John Bonser will demonstrate
image and emulsion transfer photography.
The artists will be available to answer questions.
For more information, call 778-6648.
'Chicago' auditions at
Manatee Players
Auditions for "Chicago," the musical story of
Roxie Hart, with book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse,
music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, will be
held at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre on Sun-
day, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. with callbacks scheduled for
Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.
Roles are available for 10 men and 10 women,
ranging in age from late teens to early 40s. All per-
sons auditioning are asked to bring with them a pre-
pared song, in their key if possible, and are advised to
wear comfortable clothing and shoes for movement
during the audition.
The production is scheduled from Jan. 30 through
Feb. 16.
Manatee Players is a community theater which
welcomes and appreciates the involvement of local
volunteers and encouragement minority and non-tradi-
tional casting.
For more information about auditions, call the
Riverfront Theatre at 748-0111.


Fine art at Fine Arts Festival
Fine jewelry creations by award-winning local
artist Autumn DeFrank of Anna Maria City will be
featured at the Anna Maria Art League's Fine Arts
Festival to be held in Holmes Beach on Saturday
and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8. Recently DeFrank's
piece, pictured, won Best of Show Overall at Bay
Fest '96 (the original Old Hyde Park Show) in
Tampa. She has also had pieces selected for
judging this year at the Winter Park Fall Art
Festival and the Disney Festival of the Masters.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Autumn DeFrank


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Thanksgiving is over and you have had your
fill,
And the memory of that meal is with you
still.
For there was plenty to eat and quench your
thirst,
And you ate so much you thought you
would burst.
And you never stopped to think, I am sure,
Just who it was who would feed the poor.
So if the Salvation Army bell ringer you
should meet,
Put some change in the kettle so others can
eat.
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Capt. Oscar Carl Olson, 'The Hermit'


By Snooks Adams
Special to The Islander Bystander
Anna Maria Island friends called him Cap Olson.
Cortez fishermen knew him as "the hermit."
Island leaders and politicos nicknamed "the crew"
would gather almost daily at Capt. Oscar Olson's one-
room, concrete-block home beneath a large Australian
pine to conduct "city business" and decide what was
best for the Island and who should run the show. Elec-
tions proved the crew's predictions true time and again.
(Members included myself, Sheriff's Deputy Paul
Ford, ex-mayors Pete Niles and Paul Scott, Holmes
Beach developerss Jack Holmes and Frank Giles, and
Red Mills, chief tobacco buyer for R.J. Reynolds.)
With his long white beard and bristly mustache,
Cap Olson fit the description of an ancient mariner.
Indeed, Cap Olson lived the life of a salt, traveling the
oceans under sail and steam to the South Seas, the Far
SEast, Europe and the Americas, surviving trips around
treacherous Cape Horn and good times with shipmates.
He often sat in front of his 12-by-14-foot block
home across from what would become Pete Reynard's
Yacht Club. He would pose for artists at water's edge,
a true Island character who loved to relate his tales of
life on the sea.
He cooked his meals outdoors over an open fire as
his stove sat idle. He had no refrigerator or shower.
Islanders who used Olson's home as a gathering place
built a shower, toilet and provided running water and
also scrounged up a second-hand refrigerator. Olson
used the refrigerator, but the shower became a closet
for the second-hand clothes given to him by friends.
He collected all the flotsam and jetsam left by tour-
ists fishing poles, reels, old boat gas tanks, and the
like and sold them.
His was a good life and Anna Maria Island a para-
dise. Olson lived here for nearly four decades, from the
1930s until the mid-1960s.
Born and raised in Cortez, Snooks Adams has lived
on the Island for 50 years. He is a Holmes Beach
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CAP OLSON, FROM PAGE 12

After six months, Olson shipped out on a merchant
sailing ship as a cabin boy and set off for the South Pacific
and exotic ports of call New Guinea, the Philippines
and Indo-China. He never saw his sister again.
During the two-year voyage, Olson became an
experienced able-bodied seaman. Another sailor on
board taught the young Olson acrobatics, in which he
excelled.
The work aboard the ship developed muscles of wire
on the slender, 5'9" young man, and his double-jointed
body served to expand upon his acrobatic endeavors. Even
as an old man, Olson could stand on one leg while rais-
ing the other and put his foot behind his head.
When he was 15, Olson reached England and
joined the British Navy where he gained even more
sailing experience and continued his acrobatic skills,
adding boxing to his talents.
His tour with the British Navy took him to Argen-
tina. At 17, he jumped ship and joined the Argentine
Navy for a better offer of pay and a promotion to cox-
swain, or steersman.
In his new position, Olson became proficient in
Spanish, a language he learned easily. He also contin-
ued his acrobatic and boxing career, adding the art of
a clown to his repertoire.
When New Orleans became a port-of-call to Olson,
he again jumped ship to join a new class of vessel -
a coal burner, shipping out again to the South Pacific.
He had many adventures and a number of liaisons
with the native women there. Olson said the only way
to tell the men from the women was due to the women
having breasts. The sailors would bring the women
aboard ship, wash them down with saltwater soap and
then take them to their bunks.
After many years of sailing the Seven Seas, and
now one of the best sailors that stepped aboard a ship
as well as an excellent showman, Olson reached
Charleston, S.C. There he was arrested and spent two
weeks in jail for sleepg with a black woman. To the
day of his death Olson would continue to curse the state
of South Carolina.
In 1899, Olson joined the American Navy in New
Orleans as a boatswain in charge of rigging, anchors


and cables.
He had a hard time with the
American sailors because, due to his
experience, he was above many of
them in rank. But the Navy needed
good sailors and most who joined
were not as experienced as Olson. A
large percentage of those who en-
listed did so only to avoid criminal
prosecution.
It isn't too clear as to how long
Olson stayed in the Navy or when
he got out. It was some time after
the end of the Spanish-American
War.
Olson was back to sea shortly


He settled here and set
up camp at Bayou
Marina, what is now
Rotten Ralph's Res-
taurant. He lived with
eight or 10 cats under
the mangrove trees in
his car and a make-
shift tent. He had $7 to
his name.


after the war and shipped out on a merchant vessel. He
sailed around the world several times this time away
from sailing ships and aboard the new, faster steam-
driven ships.
England's and later America's involvement
in World War I temp._ Olson. The pay was better in
the Navy, but Olson had not been elevated into a rank
of any kind in the merchant marine, but he still enter-
tained as a clown.
When World War I ended, Olson became a chauf-
feur for a wealthy Manhattan family. He married a
maid in the house, bought a home and settled down to
a respectable life.
The stock market crashed in 1929 and he and his
wife lost their jobs. They had saved a little money and
owned a 1928 Chevrolet. They headed for Florida to
get away from the grief of large city life.
Both worked at odd jobs and finally discovered
Anna Maria Island in 1931. They loved what they saw
and decided this would be their home for all eternity.
On returning to New York to sell their house, the
Olsons were again treated to another Depression-era
cruelty. The state had repossessed their home for fail-
ure to pay taxes. They had nothing left.
Olson's wife died in New York. With what little
she left behind, Olson bought a 1931 Chevy, loaded
everything he possessed including his wife's cre-
mated ashes and struck out for Anna Maria Island.
He settled here and set up camp at Bayou Marina,


what is now Rotten Ralph's Restau-
rant. He lived with eight or 10 cats
under the mangrove trees in his car and
a makeshift tent. He had $7 to his
name.
According to lifelong Islander John
Holmes, Olson lived there for years
until new owners (carpetbaggers and
tin-canners to Crackers) moved in and
kicked him out.
Islanders came to Olson's rescue
and built him a one-room concrete
block, concrete floor house across the
canal from where Pete Reynard's Res-
taurant was located. (Now Back Bay
Steakhouse.)


"His main job was to watch the boats at Holmes
Beach Marina and he sold bait like shrimp and little
blue crabs," Holmes said. "You would often see him
sitting by his front door cooking food on an open fire.
All the guys would meet there and it was convenient,
for there was a bar across the street called Effie's.
"He was quite a fellow. He used to buy more food
for his cats than for himself. He also had a stamp col-
lection from around the world that he was proud of.
Some were worth quite a bit. He was a contortionist
and would sit down and put both feet behind his head.
"He didn't trust kids. When they were around, he
would tell them to leave or something bad was going
to happen."
Olson made friends with all the commercial fish-
ers in the area and the few Islanders who lived here.
Cortez fishermen called him "the hermit."
He dug clams and caught scallops for sale and had no
problem surviving except for fighting the elements -
terrible swarms of mosquitoes and hurricanes. To Olson,
it was a beautiful life. He often said this was the most
beautiful place on earth and the people here were the best.
The lean but pleasant years of the 1930s ended and
World War II began. A small Army observation post
was established on the north end of the Island and
Olson made money doing odd jobs for the post and
soldiers.
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CAP. OLSON, FROM PAGE 13
In 1942 during a severe storm,
a small ship out of Cuba which was
loaded with rum molasses in 30-gal-
lon kegs lost the complete deck
cargo of about 200 kegs. Every Is-
lander and commercial fisher in the
area salvaged at least a keg or two.
Olson hauled seven kegs to
his camp at the bayou. A few days
later government officials showed


At 93, the Capt
still perform as
acrobat. Standi
foot, he could
other behind hi
He also still ma
dollars mowing


up and confiscated them, vowing to fine Olson for the
contraband something that never came to pass.
The rum caused such a commotion on the Island
that, in 1946, author Wyatt Blassingame wrote a story
about the adventure, "The Bay Is Full Of Rum."
World War II ended, the.soldiers moved out and
real estate investors moved onto the Island. Olson was
evicted from his camp by the new owners. In response,
he took his newly acquired but still ancient trailer and
moved to what later became the Holmes Beach Airport
and city hall complex.
Olson loved animals and had several raccoons, cats
and even an alligator.
One cold morning Olson, or "The Captain" as he
was now called, had fried a slice of ham in a pan over
the open fire and left it to cool on a box just inside the
open doorway of his building.
He got involved in a long sea tale with visitors, all
of whom watched the cats eat the ham. One kitten
eventually curled up and went to sleep in the still-warm
pan once the ham was gone.
The Captain believed very strongly in reincarna-
tion and often talked about coming back to life after his
death. Because he kept his alligator in a wire basket, the
animal had scraped its hide something terrible and all
of the crew that hung out with the Captain became con-
cerned, but he would not turn the gator loose.
One day an idea came to mind and I told Olson if
he didn't turn the gator loose he would come back to
life as a gator and I'd put him in a wire basket. The next
day, the gator was gone.
At 93, the Captain could still perform as an acro-
bat. Standing on one foot, he could put the other behind
his head. He still made a few dollars mowing lawns.
The crew became concerned about the Captain's
health. Although he had about $3,500 in the bank,
we were afraid the money wouldn't last if he had to


ain could go into a rest home.
I asked him why he didn't go
an to the U.S. Navy and apply for a
ng on one pension, which at his age he cer-
ut the tainly would have been eligible for.
He said the government had taken
is head. his home in New York and he didn't
ide afew want anything from them.
Slawns. I wrote to the Navy anyway and
gave them some of the facts about
Olson. They came back with a letter
stating Olson was AWOL, or absent without leave from
the service, since 1902. They did not want him to re-en-
list, the letter said, but he was not entitled to any benefits.
When I told Olson about this, he said at that time
he went AWOL it was a criminal offense to catch a
venereal disease and he had caught one while in the
west and had jumped ship in New Orleans.
All Islanders had to go to the mainland in Cortez
for supplies. Cortez was also where the nearest barber
shop was located.
The barber, Al, was a tall, lean, bald alcoholic who
wasn't at his best one day when the Captain came in for
his semi-annual haircut.
Disgusted with Olson's smell, Al spitefully asked
him why he didn't have his wife cut his hair.
Olson said simply that his wife wasn't able to,
but when Al was finished he would bring his wife in
from where she was waiting in the car and introduce
them. Al could see the Captain's car parked out front
and saw there was no one waiting.
When the haircut was over, Olson went to the car
and brought an urn into the barber shop, telling Al he
wanted to introduce his wife. The barber became so
flustered he closed the shop for the rest of the day and
went off to tie one on.

One last ride
The Captain was found dead in bed Feb. 2, 1966.
He was 94.
As he had requested, the Captain was cremated. I took
his ashes, along with those of his wife, in a boat to the pass
at Anna Maria and, in view of many spectators and a
priest, put their remains in the sea during a flood tide so
they could go into the Bayou and rest there forever.


Jazz, opera at MCC
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8, in Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W, Bradenton.
Ralph Strouf, MCC adjunct and professor of clarinet,
will be a featured soloist on the program of holiday selec-
tions. Ticket information is available by calling 755-1511,
ext. 4240.
On Monday, Dec. 9, scenes from operatic works by
Mozart and Menotti will be performed by MCC students
from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 3802 of the music building
at the same campus location. The performance is free.

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Holmes Beach sold for $200, research reveals


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Several Anna Maria Island children earned a bet-
ter knowledge of their roots recently along with awards
from the Manatee County Historical Commission.
For the next few issues The Islander Bystander will
highlight the students' research which may differ
slightly from "facts" you may have heard or read else-
where.
Lucina Courtney, 13, of Holmes Beach and an
eighth-grade student at King Middle School, won a
Manatee County History award for her research into
how Holmes Beach was platted and sold.
Joshua Wilkinson of Holmes Beach, a Bradenton
Christian School student, received a 95 out of 100
points and a comment from the judge's for an "excel-
lent job of research" for his piece on "A History of
Anna Maria Island."
Other area winners include Jarrett Moody of
Miller Elementary for "Cortez Bridge is Falling
Down" and Stephen Mady of Miller Elementary for
"A History of Commercial Fishing." Richard Cole of
St. Stephen's Episcopal School took home a mari-
time history award for his subject "Anna Maria City
Pier."
When Courtney delved into her project, she found
that on two occasions different owners lost title to 163
acres that made up northwest Holmes Beach.
Much of that 163 acres includes Holmes Beach
from the Harrington House Bed and Breakfast at 56th
Street to Sunset Terrace at Beach Avenue as well as a
fair portion of Key Royale.
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project became.
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later Bailey mortgaged the land to Alpheus H.
Schoonover for $200.
Five years later Bailey defaulted on the mortgage
and Schoonover foreclosed and got title to the land. On
Aug. 17, 1899, Schoonover sold the land to John C.
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1924 and the land passed to his wife Emma and two-
year-old son John.
A year later Emma White found a buyer for the
property. The New York Land Company offered
$1,500 an acre for a total of $245,235.
However, Manatee County Judge W.H. Tucker
issued an order denying the sale because he believed
the sale price was less than the land was worth.
By Dec. 13, 1929, Emma White had failed to pay
property taxes for 1926-28 and Anna Maria City took
the land for $1,365.24 in back taxes.
On March 24, 1930, Frank K. Webb was the high-
est bidder for the land and bought it for $1,365.24. On


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Suite 15 *West Bradenton


(behind the Manatee Ave.Video Library)

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Pastor Wayne An Interdenominational Christian Church
D. Kirk Serving the Community Since 1913

Come Celebrate Christ
First Worship 9 am
Second Worship 11 am
Sunday School 10 am
Children's Church 11am
Transportation & Nursery Available
512 Pine Ave, Anna Maria 778-0414


Lucina Courtney,
13, ofHolmes
SBeach, scored 200
(of a possible 200
points) at the
Manatee County
History Fair.
Courtney, an eighth
i grade student at
a King Middle
School, submitted
"A History of
Holmes Beach
Development, 1887-
1945." The project
will be on display at
Holmes Beach City
i Hall through
Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Islander Photo:
_Joy Courtney

the same day Webb sold the land to L.W. Blake for an
undetermined figure.
On March 7, 1941, J.E. Holmes formed Holmes
Beach Development.
Blake sold the parcel to Holmes in 1945 and
Holmes developed, improved, sub-divided and sold
individual lots for homes in what is now northwestern
Holmes Beach.
"What I liked about doing this is learning a little
history of our Island," Lucina said. "What's more in-
teresting is how cheap the land was when the first man
bought it."
Lucina couldn't mask how she felt about Emma
White's dilemma at the hands of the judge who nulli-
fied the sale.
"It was sad that she lost the land," she said. "She
should have sued that judge."
So what's next?
"When I get to high school next year," Lucina said,
"I'm going to look more into Island history."




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New officers
The Anna Maria Island Hi-12 recently held its
annual installation of officers. Taking part in the
ceremonies are, first row, left to right, Harold
Redfield, director; Edward Yurek, director; Freeman"
Stitsworth, Walcott Fund representative; Will
Ashburn, out-going president; Jay Barbour, in- '
coming president; Dick Art, secretary; Rev. Al -K "
Butterfield, chaplain; John Lasson, director; Joe 1 a i r '
Campoanor, director; and Bob Armstrong, Masonic-
representative. Back row, left to right, are Chester.
Cianfaglione, third vice president; Chester Milley,
second vice president; and Albert Velasco, Sr. Not
pictured are Erwin Morley, first vice president and
Elmer Kessel, director. Director..
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Hi-12







t of AIslander

S' Island winter resi-
dents, twins Jean
Sames and Harriet
Ward, took their copy
-^ at.... of The Islander
Bystander with them
on a recent tour of
Central and Eastern
S Europe. In Prague,
Czech Republic, the
twins show the
Big, big, big star Islander to their tour
Henriette Visser ofAnna Maria City and her rare find of a cushion sea star (Oreaster leaders. Islander
reticulatus) that washed ashore between the Rod & Reel and the Anna Maria City.... Photo: Courtesy of
piers. She found it after strong northwest winds brought in a cold front Nov. 9. Mote Jean Sames and
Marine Laboratory said it was unusual for the cushion sea star to be north of the Harriet Ward
Florida Keys or the Bahamas. One scientist said he had never seen one this far north.
One area diver said he'd seen them on offshore reefs. Islander Photo: David Futch
















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Events
Christmas Open House at Gamble Plantation
State Historic Site will carry you back to the old south
on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free
to the Mansion and the Patten House. Gamble Planta-
tion is located on U.S. 301 in Ellenton, 1.5 miles west
of 1-75 at Exit 43.
The Entre Nous Club of Bradenton will present
its 19th annual Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday,
Dec. 7, from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 8, from
noon to 6 p.m. Five unique homes decorated for the


holidays by local florists and designers are included on
the tour. Proceeds will provide scholarships for many
Manatee County students. Ticket information: 795-
4339.
Selby Gardens will host a special Holly Day with
reduced admissions on Friday, Dec. 6. The event will
feature exotic colorful bromeliads and a decorated 20-
foot-tall poinsettia tree. The gardens are located at 811
S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota. Information: 366-5731.
The Sun Coast Yacht Club will hold its annual
Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Buccaneer
Inn on Longboat Key. The party will feature dinner,
presentation of race awards and entertainment in the
Buccaneer Lounge. Information: 795-0378.


Mote Marine Laboratory volunteers will meet on
Monday, Dec. 9, at 9:30 a.m. in the Martin-Selby Edu-
cation Center at the laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson
Parkway, Sarasota. The meeting is open to the public.
The lecture will explain the efforts being made to re-
employ displaced commercial net fishermen and the
importance of clam farming to estuarine resources.
Information: 388-4441.
Wild Bird Rescue Training will be held on Sat-
urday, Dec. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island,
Sarasota. The class is free and open to all persons 18
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HAPPENINGS, FROM PAGE 18
years of age and older. Registration and information:
388-4444.
"Outrageous Origami" will be featured at the
Gulf Coast World of Science, the area's only hands-on
museum, on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8251 15th St. E.,
Bradenton, beginning at 10:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Informa-
tion: 359-9975.

Art Events
The Annual Holiday Hobby and Craft Show of
Gulfshore of Longboat Key, 3710 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key, will be held Saturday, Dec. 7,


from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The day will include a variety
of arts and crafts, bake sale, plant sale and white el-
ephants. Information: 383-2575.
The Longboat Framing Gallerie located at
Whitney Beach Plaza on the north end of Longboat
Key will feature a "Ceramics & Fine Art Works in
Clay" exhibit during the month of December.
Gallerie hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Information: 383-8914.
The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, Inc., will hold
an "Art in Fashion" fashion show on Tuesday, Dec. 10,
at Michael's on East. Cocktail hour will begin at 11:30
a.m. followed by lunch and the fashion show beginning


at 12:30 p.m. Information: 355-2809.
An exhibition titled "Concepts in Media" will be
on view at Corbino Galleries on Longboat Key from
Friday, Dec. 9 through Dec. 27. The Gallerie is located
in Centre Shops at 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 387-0822.
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat
Drive S., will resume its weekly Sketch Group fea-
turing live models on Friday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 4
p.m. The group will meet on Friday afternoons
through April. Model fees are $8 for members and
$10 for non-members. On Thursday, Dec. 5, Patricia
Hanbery's "Basic" Photography course will begin.
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Get with it
If you don't have the holiday spirit by Saturday
you'll be missing out. We hope you'll kick-start your
holiday season with a visit to our open house, Dec. 6,
from 5 to 7 p.m.
As a matter of fact, the entire Island Shopping
Center will be waiting to welcome you that evening
along with shops at S&S Plaza and in the area sur-
"rounding Gulf Drive at Marina Drive and Holmes Bou-
levard. From Ches's Pasta Plus and the Sterling Anvil
to Mister Roberts and Sun & Surf the sights and sounds


of Christmas will be ringing through the air.
You won't be disappointed that the Manatee
High School Chamber Orchestra director had other
plans. They played for the open house for the past
two years.
We have other plans at
The Islander Bystander *
including a performance fy/
by a string quartet from
Southeast High School
playing holiday music
under the direction of t
Joe Downs on the side-
walk in front of the ~-
newspaper office.
Four top musician stu-
dents including violist Shawn
Snider, David Gibson on cello


and Dustin Hart on violin and one other student will
perform selections including Bach, Mozart and tradi-
tional carol music.
Music, refreshments and plenty of friendly, Island
holiday atmosphere will be sprinkled throughout.
Please join us.

Shower alert!
Just when you thought you could escape from the
eco-threat of daily living and find sanctuary in the
safety of your environmentally correct shower ...
Manasota-88, an area environmental organization,
reports that University of Cincinnati researchers have
determined that water-saving shower heads may make
it easier for cancer-causing agents to enter the lungs.
Ach. It wasn't bad enough that Alfred Hitchcock
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STIR-IT-UP, FROM PAGE 20
scared us out of the shower in the 1960s with the Janet
Leigh scene in "Psycho." I was just starting to feel
comfortable again about closing the shower curtain
(during daylight hours).
Most water-saving shower heads have smaller
holes than the water-guzzling types. The smaller holes
drive water through with greater velocity. The more
politically correct shower heads also make the water
droplets smaller, which researchers say could enhance
the amount of water-borne carcinogens that enter the
lungs when you breathe.
"The makeup of the spray is important," University
of Cincinnati researcher Pratim Biswas said, "because
the size of water droplets determines whether spray
particles can be inhaled deep into lungs. The finer the
particles, the greater the risk."
It's important to remember that Manatee County
water exceeds safety levels set forth by federal, state and
local requirements and is safe for drinking and bathing no
matter what type of shower head you may have.

What's up?
Arts and crafts, arts and crafts, arts and crafts. Al-
most everywhere you turn.
After the Privateers' parade from Anna Maria to
Bradenton Beach and just before the lighted boat pa-
rade sets sail in Bimini Bay, there will be plenty of time
for shopping at the art festival in Holmes Beach.
The Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts marks its
eighth year in Holmes Beach on Saturday and Sunday,
Dec. 7 and 8.
The show draws top-quality art and artists, crafts
and craftsmen, to the area each year. The hours are 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and admission and parking are
free.
The show is duplicated by another well-respected
event in March, with some same and some changing of
the arts and crafts, also sponsored by the Anna Maria
Island Art League.
You can wear out a pair of tennis shoes this weekend
by visiting all the arts and crafts shows in the area. And
they are also well-respected shows with different art, dif-
ferent crafts and all different levels of workmanship.


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annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fiesta with exhibitors
spread out on Eighth Avenue at 13th Street. Suzanne
Vega and Marshall Crenshaw will perform. The event
is f-r-e-e.
A jury-selected collection of 200 contemporary
craft makers from across the U.S. should be enough to
entice you to the largest indoor, museum-quality craft
show in Florida in downtown Tampa. This show,
organized by the American Craft Council, is well worth
the $5 admission.
It's the fourth year for the ACC show at the Tampa
Bay Convention Center. For artists and craftsmen, it's
an opportunity to see some of the finest, newest work
produced anywhere. For shoppers, this show is nirvana.
Anyone around long enough to remember the pres-
tigious show organized by Christine Crawfis and
Preston Boyd for the Ringling Museums may wish to
embark on a day's journey to the ACC event. Last I
heard Crawfis was working for ACC and it could be the
very reason they finally brought a show to our area.
Go! After all, it's almost Christmas. As I told my
kids long, long ago: "Don't shop at the mall. They
don't have anything I want."
The craft shows or Tiffanys, please. (Just kidding
about Tiffanys.)


Holiday cards for the birds
Holiday greeting cards designed by Venice artist
Beckie Allen are on sale at the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, City
Island, Sarasota. The cards are available in two
unique pelican designs and all proceeds benefit the
sanctuary. The cards may be purchased in the gift
shop or over the phone by calling 388-4444.

To our south, the 13th Annual Sandy Claws Arts
and Crafts Show at the Siesta Key Beach Pavilion ben-
efits the Child Protection Center in Sarasota. This
show, like all of them this weekend, takes place on both
Saturday and Sunday. Admission there is also free.
If you venture to Tampa, there's always a good
time, a good Cuban meal and a great cup of coffee
awaiting you in Ybor City. This weekend is the 21st


Santa Fe students read Islander
The students in Debbe Goldberg's eighth grade
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and her classroom to lend authenticity to the stories.


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"This is the Cracker from The Islander Bystander.
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"Well, to tell you the truth, I need that day in the
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"You know, Santa, isn't it a strange commentary on
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"That's very true, Cracker."
"Another thing I've always wanted to know is how
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you, Santa?"
"I can't possible eat them all so I share them with
the reindeer. Blitzer is an Oreo freak and Donner flips
over the chocolate chips. I do wish, however, that the
little Keebler elves would come up with a palatable
Christmas cookie made of alfalfa hay that would be a
little more gastromically correct for my reindeer."
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By Don Maloney
Islander Correspondent
There's no turning back now I'm going on a diet.
And that's not a decision I made just this minute,
either. It does, in fact, resemble a number of similar
decisions I've made in my lifetime. How many times
I actually went on a diet in the past, I'm not sure. But
I'll bet that I've lost a total of 463 pounds since I mar-
ried Wife Sarah. Trouble is, I've gained 493 pounds in
that same period.
So, dieting is nothing new for me. I remember once
before when I decided it was diet time it was when I was
sitting in the Burger King over on Manatee Avenue. There
I was, unboxing my Whopper (with cheese, of course, but
without onion and pickles). Although, come to think of it,
I was unboxing two Whoppers because a coupon gave me
a second one for free. Anyway, there I was, ready to do
in a pair of Whoppers, a thick shake, and a single, large
order of french fries (no coupon).
Why I looked up at the wall just then, I'll never
know. But there was a poster that showed how to use
the Heimlich maneuver you know, how to get be-
hind someone who's choking, wrap your arms around
his middle, then give a quick hefty squeeze so that
whatever's choking him will pop out.
My first thought after reading that poster was to
hope that the someone who is saved that way is never
facing my unboxed Whoppers with cheese during the
squeeze. But then, as I studied the poster's directions,
I really began to tremble.
That's because I looked around, and there wasn't a
single soul in that Burger King who had arms long enough
to reach all the way around me from the back so that he
or she could then join hands in my front and give me a
popping-out squeeze.
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thick that the pressure of that attempt cleared my si-
nuses and the wax in my ears. But enjoy the Whoppers
and fries? No way!
I mean I chewed everything so fine that it would
make Gerber's baby food look like ajar of Chinese egg
rolls. By the time I was through chewing, everything
was easier to swallow than the thick shake. The biggest
lumps I had to get down during that meal were the oc-
casional stray grains of salt from my French fries. I
mean, I even picked the sesame seeds off my Whopper
buns rather than take a chance I'd choke.
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Anyway, I got through my meal without incident.
And, I promised myself that I was going to cut back the
calories until my girth was such that I'd be squeezable
from the back by at least a minimal percentage of adult
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Nobody, by the way your mother or your best friend
would Heimlich you from the front.
And, I decided, I'd probably have to cut girth back
even further if I wanted to feel absolutely safe in buffet-
style restaurants. Most customers there have arms long
enough to squeeze OK, but they often have girth problems
of their own that would keep them from getting close
enough to squeeze even terminal anorexia patients.
Plus, I'm never going up to those drive-in restaurant
windows again. Think of it while you're sitting eating
in the car, King Kong himself doesn't have arms long
enough to squeeze you and your bucket seat from the back
if you choke.
For weeks after that traumatic experience in Burger
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instant oatmeal class. But soon as during so many
dieting times before fear and fast gave way to glut-
tony. Little by little, I chanced larger morsels. From
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its chunks. Then, even to sundaes with cherries on top.
And splits with whole bananas.
Now, I'm back to pizzas with the works except
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That's why I said I'm going on a diet. And I truly,
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Beads of
history
The easy transport of
money and beauty were
the reasons Indians
beaded necklaces.
During the third grades'
celebration of Colonial
Days at Anna Maria
Elementary, students in
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Anna Maria City
Nov. 28, theft, 875 North Shore Drive, Rod and
Reel Pier. The complainant reported a person un-
known entered the men's and women's rest rooms
and used a screwdriver to remove scent dispensers
from the walls.
Dec. 1, found property a bicycle, 600 block
of North Shore Drive.

Bradenton Beach
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Gulf Drive South. The complainant reported that he
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missing: a compressor valued at $650, a texture ma-
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hose valued at $25, a tile saw valued at $1,100, a nail
gun valued at $450, a trim nailer valued at $350 and a
pressure cleaner with hose and gun valued at $1,500.
Nov. 23, seized tag, 2200 block of Avenue B.
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driver's door window but nothing was taken or dis-
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of the truck saw the officer, he pulled out of the
parking space, pulled up to the pay phone, got out of
the truck and began talking on the phone. The officer
noted that he failed to dial the phone first.
The subject then got back into the truck and
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Christmas indoor soccer

tournament looking for entries


The Anna Maria Island Community Center and
Champs Sports present the Third Annual Indoor
Soccer Christmas Tournament.
Scheduled from Dec. 18-24, the tournament in-
cludes nine divisions from different age groups and
draws teams from Bradenton and Sarasota.
The Anna Maria Island Football Club won last
year's adult division.
Games are scheduled from 5-10 p.m., Monday-
Friday, and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday in the
newly renovated gym with its $30,000 rubber floor.


Streetlife
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26
drove across the bridge. The officer followed the
truck to Bradenton and noted that the driver and
passenger appeared nervous.
Nov. 25, petty larceny of a bike, 4900 block of
Gulf Drive.
Nov. 25, code violation, 30 Beach St. The of-
ficer on patrol observed the subject's vehicle stuck
on the beach where he had attempted to unload con-
struction materials. The officer warned him he could
face arrest for driving on the beach.
Nov. 25, traffic, 66th Street and Gulf Drive.
The officer observed a subject with a stolen tag on
his vehicle and stopped the vehicle. As he ap-
proached the vehicle, he observed the subject hand
the passenger an open bottle of beer.
The subject was cited for having an open con-
tainer and attached tag not assigned. The subject said
he did not know the tag was stolen. He said he pur-


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a T-shirt. There is a first and second place prize
package for each division plus an MVP awards.
There are five male divisions (9-under, 11-un-
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chased two tags from the suspect for $20. One tag
had already been confiscated by the police, said the
report. A capias was issued for the suspect.
Nov. 25, assistance, 3600 block of East Bay
Drive. The complainant reported she wanted the sub-
ject to leave the residence. The subject volunteered
to leave but the officer noted he was intoxicated and
could not drive.
The subject called a taxi but was worried about
the safety of his vehicle. The officer drove the ve-
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cured it before being picked up by the taxi.
Nov. 25, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The com-
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in cash and credit cards from a purse. The credit card
was later used to charge $1,700 in merchandise in
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Nov. 27, noise, 200 block of 78th Street. The
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So what's this bald eagle worth?


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspective
How much are you willing to pay for a great view,
a flock of birds or even clean air? Clearly, almost ev-
erything has a price in our society.
Legislators, environmentalists and philosophers
have long debated the value and the price of a
healthy environment. But coming to agreement on that
price sometimes seems impossible.
For example, Florida voters recently amended the
Florida Constitution requiring polluters of the Ever-
glades to pay the costs of cleaning up the mess that's
there, but at the same time, voters rejected the idea of
a one-cent tax on sugar produced in the Everglades,
even though almost everyone agrees the sugar indus-
try is the prime polluter in the area.
So maybe the proposed price was too high. Or
maybe a $30 million advertising campaign, such as the
one used by the sugar industry, works. Regardless, you
can be sure there will be a price to clean up the Ever-
glades, and someone is going to pay it.
If you visit a state or federal park these days, you
pay admission. That means you're willing to pay some-
thing for the experience of visiting a (hopefully) pris-
tine piece of our environment. Likewise, buying a fish-
ing or hunting license is the price you pay for helping
to maintain our fish or wild animal populations.
Americans spent nearly $900 million on fishing
and hunting licenses alone last year. Another $400
million is raised by excise taxes on fishing and hunt-
ing gear.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Nov. 30 horseshoe games
were Vaughn Davis and Adin Swank. Runners-
up were Hal Glidden and Bill Starrett.
The weekly contests get underway every Sat-
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Now comes a group including members rang-
ing from the Bass Pro Shops chain of outdoor gear to
the International Association of Fish and Wildlife
Agencies asking the government to tax them another
$350 million a year to restore habitat, conduct research
and preserve thousands of wildlife species, even those
not considered game. But you can be sure some of
those non-game species are critical to the survival of
the hunted animals.
Many Americans are obviously aware that nothing
is really free. Everything we want, even clean air, has
a price. How the new proposed tax will fare depends
upon the next Congress, and we'll keep you informed
about its progress.

Mote plans boat tours
A further example of the worth of something natural
is a new water-bome development for Sarasota Bay. Mote
Marine Laboratory has announced a plan to start boat tours
introducing visitors to the wonders of the bay.
Surely, most folks will be interested because the bay
is full of interesting creatures, not a municipal cesspool -
and for that last improvement we can thank both Mana-
tee County and Sarasota City governments for money
invested in upgraded wastewater improvements.
So now we're finding that eco-tourism, one of the
very latest trends in tourism, rewards just these kinds of
betterments. Not only will people buy tickets for the boat
ride, they'll also stay in local hotels or motels, eat in lo-
cal restaurants, pay sales taxes and help provide jobs.
So maybe that old Washington saying that "No good
deed goes unpunished," really isn't true anymore. Or at
least it's not true if you clean up your environment.
Mote's tours, scheduled to get underway around
the holidays, will last about two hours. You'll get a ride
around the seagrass flats, have a stop at South Lido
park for a stroll on the nature walk and then go for a
ride around the bird islands in the bay. Mote volunteers
will be aboard to explain things and answer questions.


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Sounds like a whole new attraction to me.

Red tide out there
Speaking of Mote, folks at the lab announced
Monday there's a patch of red tide beginning about five
miles off Sarasota extending south to Sanibel Island for
a stretch of at least 30 miles along that offshore-
nearshore area. That's a big patch of the Gulf and
seems like a big patch of red tide but so far cell con-
centrations are low. It hasn't reached fish-kill levels.

Red tide everywhere actually
This year, for the first time in at least 10 or 15
years, we didn't have our usual cooler full of oysters
at Thanksgiving. It's been an old family tradition.
But when I went to buy the oysters, only
Louisianas were available and I knew most of the wa-
ters there had been closed because of red tide several
days earlier. That means we were probably being of-
fered the last legal oysters out of Louisiana and I
didn't want those.
Red tide has taken a terrible toll in the Gulf of
Mexico this year. This past spring 158 manatees were
killed in an outbreak mostly south of us in Lee and
Collier counties.
Then, beginning in September, what was called the
"second worst red tide outbreak in 50 years" hit the
Texas coast. Untold tons of sealife were killed, and
even many fish-eating birds were wiped out.
Now the outbreak has moved to the Louisiana,
Mississippi and Alabama coasts. That's an area where
red tide has been rare, and we can only hope it won't
be carried into our area by the same current.
As The Islander Bystander has reported in recent
weeks, new research is getting underway on red tide,
driven in part by the tourism industry. Regardless of
who or what funds the research, here's hoping we'll
eventually gain some better understanding of the phe-
nomena. And here's hoping it leads to solving the prob-
lems created by red tide.
See you next week.


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By Capt. Mike Heistand
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Sue said
their four-hour trip is averaging 95 head of
Key West grunts. Their six-hour trip is
bringing home 75 head of grouper, man-
grove snapper, grunts and porgies. Their
nine-hour trip is averaging 40 head of black
grouper, mangrove snapper and grunts.
Perico Harbor Bait and Tackle -
Carl said the wade fishermen are doing
real good catching snook in shallow water
by the mangroves and bridge fishers are
doing good catching sheepshead.
Rod & Reel Pier Bill said fishing
has been excellent with anglers catching
black drum, redfish, a few flounder and
snook at night.
Anna Maria City Pier John said
they caught 120 mackerel, six redfish and
a couple of bonita one day. Redfish and
mackerel have dominated.
Annies of Cortez Bait & Tackle -
Capt. Zack Zacharias of the Dee-Jay II
said it was a mixed-bag week with a few
snook to 32 inches, plenty of redfish on
the small size along with trout, sheepshead
and flounder. Dave Bittle of Long Island
caught an eight-pound sheepshead, Pete
Bartizal of Ashland, Wis., caught a 25-
inch flounder and Ken Muzyk of Brandon Racin'
caught a 26-inch trout. Anna Maria
Capt. Dave Pinkham of Annies of title. McElhe
Cortez said his customers have been get- foot Spectre j
ting snook, redfish and lots of trout and McElheny
sheepshead.
Galati Yacht Basin Chris said after the front
early this week blows through, kingfish and sheeps-
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Capt. Phil Shields on the Reef Reacher said he
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Nov. 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a Mayday call on VHF-
FM Channel 16. A Coast Guard vessel responded
and searched the area near the Egmont Key sea buoy
for the vessel with negative results.
Nov. 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 30-foot sailboat
aground in New Pass. Sarasota Fire and Rescue
Marine Unit and a commercial salvage company
boat responded and towed the vessel to safe moor-
ings.
Nov. 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
SCortez received a report of a capsized kayak near the
Anna Maria Island Bridge. A Good Samaritan recov-
ered the person from the water and provided assis-
tance to shore.
Nov. 23, Boarding. A 24-foot sailboat was
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Nov. 24, Boarding. A 43-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's opera-
tor received a notice of violation for spilling diesel
fuel into the water.
Nov. 24, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 24-foot sailboat over-
due from Key West. Station Cortez conducted com-
munications checks with all bridge, marinas and
waterfront restaurants in the area with negative re-
sults.
Nov. 24, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a passenger suffering a
heart attack aboard the charter vessel Flying Fish II
nine miles from Big Pass in the Gulf of Mexico. A
Coast Guard vessel, Sarasota Fire and Rescue Ma-
rine Unit and a Sarasota Police Marine Unit re-
sponded and escorted the vessel to shore, where
paramedics were waiting and transported the victim
to the hospital.
Nov. 24, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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Nov. 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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boat towed the vessel to safe moorings.
Nov. 25, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
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in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a Mayday call from the
fishing vessel Lady Helen reporting a gunshot
wound to the head of one of the members of the
crew. A Coast Guard vessel, Coast Guard Cutter
Point Countess and two helicopters responded. The
victim was lifted onto one of the helicopters, which
transported him to Tampa General Hospital.
Nov. 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 19-foot power boat
adrift off Big Pass. A Coast Guard vessel responded
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Island property sales
203 Lakeview Dr., Anna Maria, a two-story 1,900
sfla 3bed/3bath/2car home built in 1981 on a 100x96
lot, was sold 11/8/96, Gregorich to Pace, for $159,000;
list $199-189,000.
3402 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 3 Gulf Beach Place
#1, an elevated 2bed/2bath 1200 sfla condo built in
1987, was sold 11/7/96, Krohn to Rosenfeld, for
$155,000; list $165,000.
609 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground-level
648 sfla 1+bed/1bath home (called the "Wee Cottage")



BILL ALEXANDER
Broker* General Manager
Invites you to contact our rental
and sales professionals for any
of your real estate needs.

WAGNER REALTY 9
778-2246
Offices Located in:
Anna Maria Island Palmetto
Longboat Key Bradenton
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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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built in 1944 on a 5,575 sf lot, was sold 11/4/96,
Shumaker to Barger, for $149,000; list $149,000.
625 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,696 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built
in 1970 on a 11,500 sf lot, was sold 11/8/96, Gibson to
Smith-Williams, for $233,000; list unknown.
628-Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a canalfront
ground level 3bed/3bath/2car/pool 2493 sfla home built
in 1969 on a 11500 sf lot, was sold 11/8/96, Smith-
Williams to Davis, for $339,000; list $349,000.
6804 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 6804 West Winds
of Holmes Beach, a 1,300 sfla 2bed/2bath elevated
condo built in 1977, was sold 11/4/96, Averkamp to
Rodda, for $162,000; list $179,000.



BILL BOWMAN
Broker Salesperson
: No catchy phrases, no fancy
slogans. Just 25 years of Real
S Estate experience with the last
10 years on Anna Maria Island.

A i WAGNER REALTY 19
S778-2246


Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"


894 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground-level
1,742 sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2cp home built in 1950 on
a 100x117 lot, was sold 11/4/96, Fox to Tyndall, for
$196,000; list $249-220,000.
110 12th St. South, Bradenton Beach, 111 Gulf to
Bay Moorings, an elevated 1,015 sfla 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1982, was sold 11/13/96, Miller to
Perona, for $115,000; list unknown
2911 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a two-story 1,800
sfla 3bed/3bath/2car home built in 1979 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 11/13/96, Finn to Daniel, for $117,500;
list $135,000
* Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate bro-
ker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander Bystander.


FANTASTIC VALUE!
Key Royale 2BR/2BA,
Florida room over-
l.:"ks wide canal.
Plenty of room for a
.po:i or home expan-
si:n $184,900. Ask
for Don Schroder.


A BOAT OWNER'S DREAM Spacious and immaculate 2BR/
2BA plus den, Florida room, large kitchen, on deep water
canal. Dock and davits. $223,500. Call Karen Schroder.
DELIGHTFUL DUPLEX on beautiful lot near beach. Very
clean, freshly painted, great home or investment. Easy to
see. $159,900. Yvonne Higgins.
GREAT WATERFRONT BUY with dock and davits. 2BR/
2BA canal home for only $125,000 in Holmes Beach. Call
Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner. Unbelievable value!
ISLAND CONDO in central Holmes Beach for only
$71,900. Full 2-car garage with laundry hookups. 2BR/
1BA. Call Sandy Greiner or Barb Turner.
S#1 IN MANATEE COUNTY!
5600 MARINA DRIVE
H .1 HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
941-778-7777


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CHARMING BAYFRONT HOME Lovely 3BR/2BA home with
clear views of the Skyway, city pier and pristine nature.
$329,000. #DY13518.
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. #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


BALLENTINE MANOR
Family area close to the air-
port with large yard. 3BR/2BA
home with family room and
fireplace. $115,000. #17966

Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist


NEW LISTING Lovely furnished home on lake with solar heated pool and 2-car garage. Quiet area. Come
sit by the pool and enjoy the beauty of the lake. #BS18448. $215,000. Call Bruce Skorupa 795-0303.
CHARMING HOME IN ANNA MARIA Remodeled kitchen/family room. Screened porch with spa and extra deck.
Private back yard, short walk to Bean Point. #RP18482. $169,000. Call Roni McCuddin-Price 778-5585.
NEW LISTING *MVP Seller will entertain offers between $140,000 $230,000. Bayfront elevated home with
protected inlet. Wrap-around deck. #TDY18532. Call T. Dolly Young 778-5427.


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Karin Stephan
REALTOR"
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
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Office:
941-778-0766
Home:
941-388-1267
Fax: 941- 778-3035


INTERNET-KBSTEPHAN@AOL.COM -
All my listings can be seen on the world wide web.
W.PRUFLORIDA.COM.
ANNA MARIA Brand new Key West style home in the city
of Anna Maria. Gulfview from the bedroom. Steps to the
beach. 3BR/2BA with pool. Call for your private tour today.
#16988. Call Karin Stephan eves. 388-1267.
BAY LAKE ESTATES 3BR/3BA home with solar heated
pool. Ceramic entrance and traffic area, ceramic kitchen,
fireplace and cathedral ceilings. Many ceiling fans and up-
grades done on this beautiful home. #17777. $175,000.
Call Karin Stephan eves. 388-1267.


CANALFRONT HOME, BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED
3BR/2.5BA home on Longboat Key. Fruit trees, pool. Lo-
cated on canal with bayfront access. Terrazzo floors and
screened courtyard. #KS13327. $295,000. Call Karin
Stephan eves. 388-1267.
TRIPLEX ON DIRECT GULFFRONT *MVP Seller will en-
tertain offers between $650,000 $720,000. 3BR/1.5BA,
2BR/1 BA and efficiency. Covered parking. Direct Gulffront
on 2 lots. #KS14087.
TRIPLEX 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA close to
beach. Excellent rental history. $159,900. #KS13966.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 4 units beautifully furnished on a
lot 100 x 100. Room for a pool, extra office, laundry facili-
ties, storage and outdoor shower. Long term rental agree-
ment with German travel agency. Rent guarantee. Walk-
ing distance to shopping, restaurants. Excellent income.
*MVP Seller will entertain offers between $650,000 -
$750,000. #KS17201.
BEST BUY House in San Remo Shores. Owner invested
$100,000 in renovations. Must see! 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceil-
ing in living room, fireplace, white carpet and white tiles. New
doors, breathtaking kitchen. Owner bought property two
months ago for $235,000, invested $100,000. Again selling
for $235,000. Call Karin Stephan today on this great buy.


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THIS 3BR/2BA HOME is on one of the most
beautiful natural canals in Anna Maria. Dock with
water and electric, 118' of seawall, fruit trees,
sprinkler system. This view is a must see!
$219,000. Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.




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BAY PALMS. 2BR/2BA home on a deep water
canal. Split bedroom design, eat-in kitchen, open
and bright Florida room, covered patio. This well
maintained Island home sits on a large lot with
several fruit trees. $229,900. Call Marion Ragni
778-1504 eves.


ELEVATED DUPLEX close to shopping, school,
bus line, 3 blocks to beach. 2BR/1 BA each side,
storage and washer/dryer hookup. $139,900. Call
Judy Duncan 778-1589 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 |2. 1i
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BLACK EAGLE 4000 full-featured vehicle security
system with remote door locks and trunk release
$169. Installed at your home or work. 742-0654.

WILLS, LIVING WILLS Give your loved ones a gift
certificate for a will for Christmas $75. Horn Parale-
gal Services 798-9649.

36" CUSTOM SQUARE round table with four match-
ing vinyl, swivel, tilt back chairs. White with light oak
trim. Like new. 795-3006.

SEGA GENISIS 3 games, 4 remotes. A great
Christmas gift, perfect condition. Only $135. Call
778-2485.

BEDROOM SUITE twin beds complete. Chest,
dresser, night stand blond. Old but good. $100.
778-1592.

DOUBLE BED with natural wicker headboard, mat-
tress and box spring. Like new. $150. 778-7856/

PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
Holiday bags. $6.50 lb. to benefit Island Players. Call
778-6956 for information or delivery. Also available
at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

HOLIDAY LUMINARIES: 12 white bags, candles and
sand. $4. All money benefits American Association of
University Women Scholarship Fund. Purchase at The
Islander Bystander, Island Shopping Center, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-7978.


SPECIAL SALES Lord's Warehouse Thrift Shop, Mon.,
Wed. & Sat., 9:30 3:30. On premises Longboat Is-
land Chapel, 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-4738.

3 REFRIGERATORS + 3 RANGES Sat., Dec. 7,
noon 4 pm. Almond, GE. 403 39th Street, Holmes
Beach. 778-4560.


ESTATE SALE Fri., Sat. & Sun., Dec. 6, 7 & 8, 7-5.
Tons of antiques, collectibles, miniatures. 1,000
pieces of costume designer, sterling and 14k jew-
elry cheap. 100's of books plus new self-help books,
Oriental pictures, lamps, household, crystal, new
children's toys and clothing, new gifts, mahogany 4'
jewelry case, lots of designer clothes, tables. Don't
miss this sale. Also, Dreamcatchers. 778-7822. 3301
Gulf Drive, Homes Beach.

YARD SALE Sat., Dec. 7, 8-2. Two families. Some
antiques. Also new leather items for Christmas. 426
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

SAMSATIONAL RUMMAGE SALE Sat., Dec. 7, 8-3.
Great stuff! Items to donate for SAM/No Mega Bridge?
Call 778-5405. 507 74th Street, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE Thurs. & Fri., Dec. 5 & 6, 10 4.
Clothing, jewelry, miscellaneous household items.
508 65th Street, Holmes Beach.

RUMMAGE SALE Fri., Dec. 6, 9 2. Furniture,
books, kitchenware, bedding, clothes for all, TV, mis-
cellaneous. St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd Street,
Holmes Beach.



LOST PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES black/gold
metal frame at A garage sale, Nov. 23, 1996 at 308
Iris. Call 778-4214, reward.


GET A FREE cup of chowder or dessert when you
bring any unwrapped, safe toy to Shells Restaurant
for the Toys-for-Tots Drive.

VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. More than 400 pages of information. Re-
tail price $14.95.You pay only $10 plus tax at The
Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
778-7978


"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978


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

FREE YOUNG FEMALE CAT very affectionate.
Needs a good home. Call 778-8208.


1984 CADILLAC ELDORADO low mileage, 2-door,
full power, moon roof. $2,250 OBO. 778-6569.

CLASSIC CAR Cadillac Sedan DeVille. 1976 with
60,000 original miles. Excellent condition. $6,000.
Call 778-0118.

BEACH BUGGY Convertible Renault Alliance. 1987
with 40,000 miles, mechanically maintained. $3,000.
778-0118.

1985 LEBARON CONVERTIBLE turbo, Mark Cross
leather, 46,000 original miles, good condition.
$2,700. 778-6835.

1987 HYUNDAI EXCEL 4-door, AM/FM/tape deck.
Good condition. Asking $900. Telephone 778-2749.


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

BOAT DAVITS FOR RENT to 5,600 lb. Water, elec-
tricity, parking. $100 mo. Phone 778-8582.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER WE GIVE YOU
MORE ISLAND NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE.


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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!


LOTS OF LOTS
We are the Island lot specialists! Here is just a sampling of
super lots currently available. Call today for a complete list!
510 MAGNOLIA AVE.
31.5 x 145 ..................................... $82,500
305 NORTH SHORE DR. (comer of Palm and North Shore)
52 x 110.................................... $89,000
117 WILLOW AVE.
52 x 110 ................................... $119,000
112 TERN DR.
Cul-de-Sac Canalfront................ $139,900
MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY
Zoned for 9 Units........................ $259,000
PRIME CANALFRONT ACREAGE
15 Proposed Lots .................... $2,110,000

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gul Dnve P Box 717 -A na Mana.FL34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


GULF FRONTAGE ON TWO LOTS!
An elevated master suite with cozy fireplace and spacious
deck lies over a complete two bedroom, two bath home on
first level and sprawled over two lovely Gulffront lots. Ideal for
family home or couple with visitors with wonderful privacy for
everyone! Complete with 2-car garage and separate small
unit for studio or bathhouse and room for a pool too! Must see
this home! Call Marie Franklin.


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REALTY ".
'Wo ARE the Island '
9805 GUl Dr.v PO .ox 35 Ahnns Marin, Florida 3421
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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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. $265,e0e. Now $255,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


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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.

MAINTENANCE POSITION at drug free workplace.
Positive attitude required. Energetic, motivated indi-
vidual with ability to maintain and improve landscape
and maintain, repair and improve interior facility.
Values and ethics a plus. Call Scott at 778-9511.

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.

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

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Community Center, a drug-
free workplace, seeks responsible, enthusiastic indi-
viduals to teach and energize our youth some eve-
nings and Saturdays. Approximately 20 hr./wk. $5.75
- $6.75 hr. Call Liva at 778-1908.


QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH CARE all phases. 20
years experience, excellent references. Nights avail-
able. Call 778-2085.

HOME HEALTH AIDE 20 years experience available
afternoons and evenings. Call 778-8208.



JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605

MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222..

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.

"THE PERFECTIONIST" cleaning with perfection!
Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at 778-
0064.

HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.


AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.

SECURITY OFFICER trained and experienced in full
range of security functions. Master of Social Work
degree. Available for patrolling, spot checks, traffic
control, crowd control, etc. For homes, apartment
complexes, businesses, special events and commu-
nity facilities on Anna Maria Island. Call 778-7462.

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

BABYSITTER CARE FOR children in you home.
Mature woman and long time Island resident. Refer-
ences. Call 778-4284.

"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.

CHRISTMAS DECORATING I will decorate your
house, tree, boat, office, lobby, etc. References upon
request. 779-2296.

DON'T LET THE dust bunnies ruin your holidays!
Call Rick at Dolphin Cleaning and Maintenance and
have a sparkling home for Christmas. 778-2864.

NEVER WAX AGAIN! Attention car, boat and aircraft
owners. We'll polish your investment with acrylic
polish. We're mobile. Call 778-5215.


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.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

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

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


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

R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191.747-
1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).

KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential & com-
mercial. New construction or remodeling. Insured. Lic.
# CGC 058-092. Call 778-5354 or pager 506-6186.

ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.

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

PROFESSIONAL PAINTER 12 years experience.
Interior/exterior, excellent Island references, no
mess. Call Don at 778-3456.

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

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



FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available weekly from Nov. 26
to Dec. 29 at $300 wk., includes phone and cable.
Also available Mar. & Apr. at $1,300 mo. 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.

ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious, unfurnished 2BR/2BA
plus Florida room offering 1,400 sq. ft. living.area.
Panoramic Gulf view! $950 mo. plus utilities. Anna
Maria Realty, 778-2259.

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

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.

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KEY ROYALE canalfront 3BR/2BA
home with family room, 2-car garage,
newer seawall and dock/davits. A true Is-
land gem! $249,900.
NEWLY BUILT attached Island residence
with open and bright floor plan, light Florida
colors with white fence. 3BR/2BA each
side and room for parking up to 4 cars!
$149,900 each side.
CHARMING beach house directly on Tampa
Bay with seawall, large wrap around deck and
large windows across great room. Gourmet
custom kitchen, lush landscaping. $299,000.
ISLAND GEM a short walk to the beach.
Home completely remodeled in '93. Private
backyard with deck that extends across the
back and opens to the bedrooms. $259,000.


NEW LISTING OF THE WEEK!
ISLAND HOME with deeded boat slip on
large lot with room for a pool. 2BR/2BA
with garage, currently being renovated
with new kitchen cabinets, carpet and
kitchen tile. $164,900.

SUN CAY ... 6 unit apartment complex
with pool and plenty of parking across the
street from the beach. Excellent rental his-
tory, all units turkey furnished. $539,000.
BRIDGEPORT condominium features this
2BR/2BA direct Intracoastal unit turnkey
furnished. Fabulous open water views, cov-
ered parking and pool. $119,900.
MARINERS COVE ... the area's ultimate
boating community features several prime di-
rect bay and canalfront units, all with boat slips
and amenities galore! Quiet and private area
not too far away from shops, restaurants and
more! From $218,000 to $320,000.

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NEWLY LISTED
2BR/2BA ground level unit priced at
$119,900. Also, 1BR/1BA and 2BR/2BA
units available from $82,500. Amenities
include swimming pool and tennis courts.
Vacation home or rental (on-site rental
manager). Across from beach. 778-2246.


SAN REMO SHORES
Well maintained, updated, 2BR/2BA.
Deep water canal with dock and davits.
Call Mary Maciel or Betty Montgomery
at 794-3304.


OCEAN PARK TERRACE
Newly listed 2BR/2BA direct Gulffront
residence, Mexican tile floors, private 17
x 29 roof-top terrace. Secured elevator,
large pool area and wide sandy walking
beach! Offered at $279,900. Contact
Dave Moynihan 778-7976.


UNIQUE TRIPLEX
Quality constructed and well maintained
residential triplex with spacious floor plans,
private garages and storage rooms, on 100
x 100 lot with Gulf views. Unit mix is 3BR/
2BA, 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA with 3,225
sq. ft. living area offered at $325,000. Call
Dave Moynihan for details 778-7976.


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SUNBOW BAY CONDO 2BR/2BA for rent and
house for rent, 3BR/2BA, pool, fenced, 2 lanais, just
remodeled. Both for Dec., Jan. 792-1554.
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA & EFFICIENCY apartment.
Nice and clean. Walk to beach. Small pet OK with
deposit. (941) 778-5057.
FURNISHED APARTMENT available the month of
December, near beach. $225 wk. Call 778-3359.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND condos pool, beach access,
fully equipped. Cancellation due to health. Available
Dec., Jan., Feb. $350 $425 wk. Call 778-1915.
BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA
elevated home. Carpeted, huge deck. All rooms
overlook Gulf. Available Dec. 8 31 and month of
March. (813) 920-5595.
SEASONAL RENTALS Special rates available for 4
- 5 month rentals or Dec., Jan. rental. 2BR/1BA or
3BR/2BA. Call 722-2742, leave message.
USE MY PRETTY ELEVATED HOME Jan. through
Apr. 2BR/2BA, carports, on lake, no pets. $1,600. 3
month minimum. 778-1592.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA unfurnished,
private patio. $575 mo. Available now. 778-3995 or
(813) 288-9778.

ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, wood floors, newly
painted, one block to beach and bay. 203 2nd Street
N., Bradenton Beach. Available now. $500 mo. (813)
874-0973.

ANNUAL DUPLEX HOLMES BEACH. 2BR/2BA,
garage, on lake near beach. $700. Seasonal: beau-
tiful 2BR/1 BA near beach. Dec. Jan. $1,200. 779-
1070 or (941) 625-2889.
HOLMES BEACH nicely furnished 1BR/1BA, stones
throw to beach. Available for 1996 1997 season.
Clean and quiet. $1,500 mo. 778-4368.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rentals. Immaculate
1 & 2BR apartments, turnkey furnished. Stones
-throw to beach. Weekly or monthly. 778-4368.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share furnished 2BR/2BA
duplex. Close to Gulf beaches. $125 wk. no utilities.
Call 778-2085.
FOR RENT $180 WEEKLY 1BR/1BA includes utili-
ties for the month of Dec. Call 778-8208.
QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME directly across form
beach. 2 units available Dec. Apr. 2BR/1 BA $1,500
mo., 1BR/1BA $1,100 mo. 778-8200.

SEASONAL CUTE 2BR/1 BA lower duplex, 1 block
to beach. $250 wk. Dec. special. $1,300 mo. March
on. 792-3226.

WANTED HOUSE TO RENT annually or longer.
Nice, responsible couple, non-smokers, no pets or
children. Want large, unfurnished 2 or 3BR/2BA. Can
do professional fix-up/repair work in exchange for
reduced rent. 778-9370.

ANNUAL DUPLEX APARTMENT 2BR/1 BA in North
Holmes Beach, very close to beach. Unit includes
utility room with washer/dryer, screened porch. $650
mo. plus utilities, no pets, non-smoking unit. Avail-
able Jan. 1. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-1450.

BAYFRONT BEACH 2BR/1 BA with heated pool and
spa. Extra large, quaint, one of a kind vacation rental.
Christmas available Dec. 15 Dec. 31. $800 wk.
778-0118.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA. Available
Dec. 12-29, 2 people. $350 wk., no pets. 778-5793.
APARTMENT FURNISHED 1BR/1BA. Cozy, clean,
block to beach. Dec. $225 wk./$850 mo.; Jan. $250
wk./$950 mo. 779-1112.

CHARMING 2BR GULFFRONT apartment. Walk to
shops, ground level, lovely furnished interior. Week/
month/season, no pets. (941) 778-3143.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND seasonal rental. Gorgeous,
totally remodeled canalfront with dock. Short 1 +
block walk to beach. 3BR/2BA with large, sunny
Florida room for entertaining. Five different fruit trees
in yard. (941) 688-9281 or (941) 683-4703.

ANNUAL FURNISHED STUDIO, across from beach.
$480 mo. includes electricity. Apply at Pirate Pete's,
2219 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.


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 at $143,000. 3BR/2BA. Call for appointment.
778-2629. Open house Sundays, Dec. 8-15, 10-1.
235 64th Street.

COMMERCIAL/RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE for rent
in Holmes Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.

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.
3BR/2.5BA KEY WEST STYLE executive home with
Gulf view and large great room. Master suite with loft.
Many amenities. $395,000. 108 72nd Street, Holmes
Beach. For information or to view call (941) 778-2277
(Coconuts Apartments).

OPEN HOUSE 1 4 DAILY. Waterfront showplace,
1 year new. Spacious 5,900 sq. ft. under roof, 4BR/
4BA, cathedral ceiling, 7 person spa, boat dock. Will
consider offers below appraisal. Appraised at
$485,000. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Broker/
owner 778-6155.

3BR/2BA GROUND FLOOR steps to beach, excel-
lent condition. 106 77th Street, Holmes Beach. Call
778-3267.
OWNER SELLING ELEVATED HOME in Anna
Maria City. Spacious 2BR/2BA, 2 living rooms,
garage, workshop, storage, warranty. $197,000.
Call 778-4543 to view.

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A DREAM COME TRUE! Rare chance to own a
canalfront home on the Island at only $125,000! 2BR/
2BA with dock and davits. Contact Sandy Greiner/
Barb Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
ISLAND CONDO in Central Holmes Beach with 1-
car garage $71,900. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb
Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
WINTER RESIDENTS TAKE NOTE! Turnkey fur-
nished mobile home in Paradise Bay Estates. Call
Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream
778-7777.
CHAMPAGNE CHILLS by the hot tub while steaks
sizzle on the Jenn-Air grill. A fire burns in the fire-
. _,place where the dining table is set for two. She hears
the garage door open and watches his back as he
walks to the canal and boathouse. If this lifestyle
appeals to you, call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner, Re/
Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
5400 GULF DRIVE, HOLMES BEACH Large 1BR
condo with screened/glassed Florida room in
Gulffront complex. Gulf views form all rooms.
$75,000. Call owner 778-1218.
631 FOXWORTH 3 OR 4BR/3.5BA, 3,000 + sq. ft.
with 263 ft. of exquisite, panoramic view, sea wall
protected. 30 x 28 living room with natural brick fire-
place, 18 x 23 kitchen and eating area. $589,000, as
is. 778-7837.
624 FOXWORTH, Key Royale. 3 large bedrooms, 2.5
baths, split design with southem exposure, living room,
dining room, eat-in kitchen. 1,880 sq. ft. with new sea-
wall and boat dock. $289,500 as is. 778-7837.
BY OWNER North Holmes Beach, short walk to Gulf.
Ground level 2BR/1 BA with 1 BR/1 BA guest quarters
on lushly landscaped duplex lot, large lanai with spa.
$219,000. Principles only, 778-5617.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO on Intracoastal. 2BR/
2BA, 1,200 sq. ft., nice views, overlooking pool,
many upgrades, newly furnished. $97,500. Call 778-
5233.

OWNER FINANCING Deep canalfront unit with 40'
slip included. Only yards to Palma Sola Bay. 3BR/
3BA, spacious, never lived in unit. Asking $275,000.
Call Mike Migone for terms at Wedebrock Real Es-
tate Co. 383-5543.


RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN Gulffront property
near beautiful north end of Anna Maria. 2BR/2BA,
large family room with screened porch. Offers direct
views of Gulf. 723 N. Shore Drive. 778-0498.
$495,000.
BY OWNER 2904 Avenue C, Holmes Beach. 2BR/
2BA, new Berber carpet, 1-car garage, 2 blocks to
Gulf. $135,000. (941) 383-0449. Owner holds Florida
Real Estate License.

LOTS GULF JUST 150' away. $175,000. Bayview
lot direct, duplex. $79,500. Call 778-4523 or 1 (800)
977-0803.

VILLAGE GREEN 6613 16th Ave. Dr. West. 3BR/
2BA, large lot, quiet area, one owner. Very good
condition, new carpet. $129,000. 792-8126.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 8322 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Lovely 2-story house, 2BR/2.5BA plus 2 large
bonus rooms, 2-car garage. Call 778-3836 or 747-
0485 for appointment to see. Available April 1.

BY OWNER 110' X 100' canal lot with view of Sky-
way holds a nice 4BR/3BA home with tile throughout .
Large living room, cathedral ceilings, large master
bedroom and bath with Jacuzzi tub, large swimming
pool, boat dock and lift. Circular driveway. 526 75th
Street, Holmes Beach. $287,900. 778-9252.

BY OWNER 116' wide, 190' deep lot with your own
private beach. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, fireplace,
boat slip. Tax assessed value $365,000. Appraised
value $465,000. Sale price $459,900. Best
beachfront available for the price. 778-9252. 810 So.
Bay Blvd.

PALMA SOLA SHORES mobile home, just reduced
- $59,900. 2BR/2BA, fully furnished, land owned
park. Fee only $100 mo. Call Marilyn Trevethan, Is-
land Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

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.
BEST BUY 2BR/2BA CONDO, walk to beach, pool,
turnkey furnished. $95,000. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
Gulfstream 778-7777.



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and people securing custody of children under 18. This
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TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT

BY DAVID J. KAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
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Lighter" writer


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52 Lloyd Webber
musical role


6 Speak abusively 53 Code word for
to "K"


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15 Hunt
assemblage
19 Like a shoe
20 Add-- of
salt
21 Cicatrix
22 Classic New
Yorker
cartoonist
23 The God,
literally
24 Undeliverable
piece of mail
25 Toaster, e.g.
27 Crystal-lined
stone
28 Ample shoe
width
29 Precious one
31 Progeny
32 With 39- and
54-Across, the
beginning of the
story
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designer.
37 Dark grayish
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64 Start for bees or
breeze
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name
66 Put away
67 Dental mold
70 S.A.T. subj.
72 Flash
74 Insult,
slangily
77 Bangkok
teacher, on
Broadway
78 Anonymous
one
80 Literature
Nobelist
Pirandello
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106-Across, the
end of the story
90 Panache
91 "I told you so!"
92 Harris of
"thirty-
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93 Fluffy scarf
94 See83-Across
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Quemoy
119 Louis who said
"L'etat c'est moi"
120 North of
Virginia
121 Heatingconduit
123 Early
pamphleteer


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statue
12 Barbados cherry
13 Count, as votes
14 It ended in 1806:
Abbr.
15 Problematic
construction site
16 Clear
17 Boredom
18 Shopper, often


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126 Say "z"
imperfectly
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service
128 Church V.I.P.
129 Flowerwith a
showy head
130 Pot builder?
131 1985 Cher film
132 Baby Moses was
hidden among
them
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2 Used an awl
3 Grant
4 Make suitable
again
5 Holds fast
6 Best-selling
1993 pop album
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9 "Do say...
10 Mark Twain
novel whose plot
is encapsulated
in this puzzle


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humor
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sound
34 piece
(consistent)
35 Doce meses, en
Espana
39 Dangerous
group
40 Popular ice
cream brand
41 Suffix meaning
"to become"
42 Stock page
heading
43 W. C. co-star


44 Foldable items
45 "It's O.K. with
me
46 Old studio
47 Carnival girl, in
the movies
48 Actor McCowen
49 Shot
55 Males
56 of roses
57 Very much
58 Part of a bray
59 Card
60 Whole


61 W.W. I soldier
62 Increase
68 Wind dir.
69 Mai -
71 Sentimentality'
73 Stockbroker's
offering
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bucks?
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76 Valuables
79 Lucci's elusive
prize


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84 Literary olio
85 Calendar abbr.
86 Overhead
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caution
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99 canto
100 Persuade by
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PREMIER NORTH POINT HOME
$595,000 4BR/5BA with office, den, family
room, formal dining room, vast storage, 2-car
plus garage. Dock with elevator and water on
deep canal. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
778-6791.


PANORAMIC WATER VIEW $139,900
Watch sail boats-go by. Fabulous sun/moon
rise, heated pool, tennis court, large, beauti-
fully landscaped greenbelt. Call Bobye Chasey
778-1532.


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


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ANNA MARIA WALK TO THE BEACH PRIVATEER NORTH LONGBOAT KEY
$224,900 Custom built elevated home with CLUB $215,000 Beach front, two open bal-
3BR2BA. Vaulted ceilings, great room, spacious conies, fourth floor, new appliance. Pool, ten-
kitchen with island. Plenty of room for a pool. nis, recreation room, library, kitchen, private.
Good selection of fruit trees. Call Mary Ann Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261
Schmidt or Helen White 778-4931


DEEP WATER CANAL $549,900 Custom 4
bedroom/3bath with vaulted ceilings, lighted
plant shelves. Spacious master suite with
Jacuzzi tub. Breakfast room and dining room.
Dock. Call Mary Ann Schmidt 778-4931.


FLAMINGO CAY CANALFRONT HOME
$199,500 Boater's dream. 3BR/2BA garage on
canal with direct Intra-coastal Waterway. New
10,000 lb. lift at a cost of $7,000. Near beach.
Call Rose Schnoerr 778-2261


TIDY ISLAND JEWEL $239,000 The view
looking down Sarasota Bay from this 2BR/2BA
home is almost indescribable 2,000 sq. ft of
luxury living space. Exceptional price for water-
front. Call Bob & Penny Hall 506-2239.












PERICO BAY CLUB CONDOS $129,900
2BR/BA with double garage, eat-in kitchen. Pri-
vate screened room with nice view of water.
Pool, tennis and security guard. Call Janis Van
Steenburgh 778-4796.


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ISLAND 4-PLEX $340,000 Four nice 2BR/
1.5BA townhouses steps to beach. Private
courtyards, 30x30 common sundeck on roof.
Units can be sold separately. Call Chard
Winheim 778-6743.





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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
$137,500 Anna Maria Islands finest complex.
Featuring heated pool, tennis courts and private
boat docks. Short walk to beach and shops. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-6791.


SABAL PALMS GARDEN
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
S1BR/1.5BA spacious unit

$45,500
CALL DONNA MOSLEY 795-6142
2BR/2BA ceramic/Mexican





2BR newly decorated. Berber


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