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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE DECEMBER 12, 1996
By Pat Copeland and Paul Roat
A Holmes Beach bid to filch chairmanship of an Is-
land transportation planning group failed Monday, but
not without some strong words being exchanged be-
tween mayors of that city and Anna Maria.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner presented
the Island Transportation Planning Organization a
motion from that city's council to have him serve as
chair of the group for one year in order to push regional
transportation planners into agreeing to fund the
$900,000 replacement to the Key Royale Bridge.
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard, current chair
of the ITPO, objected to the motion and the implication
that he was not doing all he could to further Island in-
terests to the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization. Chair of the ITPO gains a seat on the
two-county transportation advisory body.
"I go to the MPO meetings, I attend the meetings,
and you're undermining my position as a member of
the MPO," Shumard said, "and it is disturbing to me.
I am working for the whole Island, not just Anna Maria.
I will not give up my position on the MPO."
"The idea of rotating chairmanship on the ITPO is so
the Island will have its best spokesman for whatever issue
is coming before the MPO board," Van Wagoner said.
"We have a key issue coming up here [in the Key Royale
Bridge], and we need someone experienced with the mat-
ter on the board. We need to have debating rights, and I
believe Holmes Beach deserves that right."
Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Connie Drescher,
the tie-breaker in the issue, cast her vote with Shumard
as a reflection of last week's unanimous Bradenton
Beach City Council decision to have Shumard continue
to serve as chair of the ITPO.
At that time, Bradenton Beach Mayor Leroy Arnold
said, "It irritates me to stick personalities onto the ITPO.
I'm offended that Bob VanWagoner believes he is a bet-
ter spokesman of the three cities, and I resent him trying
to tell us he would be better than Bradenton Beach."
Under the bylaws of the ITPO, chairmanship of the
group rotates alphabetically. If Shumard gives up his
position as chair, the organization's next leader would
come from Bradenton Beach.
The issue of chair was first broached by
VanWagoner last spring. At the time, he said the chair-
manship of the group should not have changed out of
Last week, Van Wagoner again brought the issue
up before the Holmes Beach City Council. In that meet-
ing, he said, "I don't want this to be a mayor's request.
It should come from the city because it's your seat."
He noted that the chairmanship was in Anna Maria
for two years, Bradenton Beach for two years and
Holmes Beach for one year. At the end of the first year,
Bohnenberger gave up the chairmanship to Anna
"I've been concerned all year long by the fact that
Holmes Beach somehow missed a year in its term," he
said. "The ITPO bylaws and procedures have not been
followed and so we are in some confusion. Holmes
Beach has had one year and the other cities have had
two. We could find the other cities having four years
before we get our second year. I think that's an ineq-
uity. It's unfair to the city."
VanWagoner said Holmes Beach is preparing to
battle the MPO and Florida Department of Transpor-
tation for funds to replace the Key Royale Bridge this
year and should have the chairmanship in order to lead
Courtney passed the gavel to Maloney and made a
motion to authorize VanWagoner to seek the chairman-
Holiday happenings are smoking' on the Island
Privateer Bruce Witton sinks his teeth into a Florida delicacy smoked mullet. Capt. Mickey Hooke of the Priva-
teers was in charge of smoking 1,400 pounds offish the group sold for $4 a fish during the weekend. Proceeds go
into the group's treasury which in turn is either given to the Anna Maria Island Community Center or is used for
scholarships for Island children. For more of the events and happenings, see inside. Islander Photo: David Futch
Ssland cell tower stalemated
By Pat Copeland
Despite two recent sessions of discussion, the
Holmes Beach City Council remains stalemated by
a request for a 150-foot GTE cellular phone tower
on city property.
The catch is in the reverter clause in the origi-
nal property deed granting the city certain rights of
use for municipal purposes. The two families -
now represented by their descendants who
granted the land to the city must give their blessing
to the request or the land could revert to them.
Bob Kersteen, GTE's site acquisition manager,
told council the company is willing to remove the
city's present tower, build a new one and deed it to
the city. The company would lease space on the
tower to AT&T and another provider.
"We propose to deed the site to you, which
would seem to defeat the reverter clause, and/or
have the original grantors sign a release of the re-
verter clause," Kersteen explained.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner said one of the grant-
ors, Hugh Holmes Sr., "declined a suggestion that
the property be turned over for an enterprise like
this because it's commercially related."
Dr. Carol Boyer, a descendant of the other
grantor, Karl Karel, has not responded to the city's
ship. There was no second.
Robinson amended the motion to ask the ITPO to
consider a special one-year appointment for
VanWagoner as ITPO chairman "in order to provide an
extraordinary effort to achieve the replacement of the
Key Royale bridge." The motion passed the Holmes
Beach City Council unanimously.
The issue did not come to a vote during Monday's
ITPO meeting, but the consensus was clear that
Shumard should continue to serve as chair at least un-
til April 1998. What the reaction will be from Holmes
Beach is less clear: VanWagoner said he and the coun-
cil "will have to look at this and see if there is another
Council Chairman Luke Courtney asked
Patricia Petruff, city attorney, if GTE's new offer to
deed the tower to the city might be in compliance
with the deed restriction since the tower would be
City property can only be leased if a municipal
purpose exists and the lease amount constitutes fair
market value, Petruff said.
"While it is my opinion that some compelling
reasons can be found to support a finding that the
provision of communication to city residents con-
stitutes a municipal purpose, the successors in inter-
est to the deed may disagree," she pointed out. "It
would then become a question of interpretation
which would ultimately be decided by a court.
Should the city lose, the entire parcel would revert
to private ownership."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said she talked
with Holmes and said, "visually he doesn't like the
tower but if the city could find a way within the
deed, he had no problem."
VanWagoner said he received a request from the
Anna Maria Fire District to erect a 150-foot radio
tower near the fire station. The fire station is on city
property and is also governed by the deed restriction.
Council members agreed to wait until receiving
replies in writing from Holmes and Boyer before
continuing tower discussions.
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Ei PAGE 2 K DECEMBER 12, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Netters nabbed by
By David Futch
A Florida Marine Patrol helicopter pilot using an
infrared scope broke up an illegal mullet netting opera-
tion Tuesday, Dec. 3, near Tidy Island.
After finding the boats and fishermen by using
heat-sensitive infrared scope, the officer turned on his
two-million-candlepower spotlight causing two men to
jump into the water and swim to shore where they es-
"Those guys must have thought the sun came up
pretty quick," FMP patrol outreach officer Terry Noll
said. "We've been using the infrared now for net ban
FMP officers confiscated five boats loaded with
1,700 yards of gill nets and 2,200 pounds of mullet, he
The mullet was sold for $2,400 to A.P. Bell in
Cortez and the money will be held in escrow until a
judge determines who the owner is or allows FMP to
have the money, Noll said.
This is the third net ban bust in Sarasota Bay in the
past two weeks, he said. Florida voters approved a net
tells jury his side
in LBK lawsuit
By Frank Cunningham
Six years after he filed suit against the town of
Longboat Key, Murray "Murf" Klauber got his day in
The owner of the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort on
Longboat is seeking damages in excess of $30 million for
his construction costs, lost profits and punitive damages
related to the town's 1988 decision to revoke Klauber's
building permit for a $36 million luxury spa, The Reserve.
Klauber told the jurors that The Reserve was
a viable project that would have attracted elite spa cli-
ents to Longboat Key.
"The town was out to get me," Klauber said, be-
cause of political and business differences between the
town and Klauber.
The town's trial attorney, Edward Ryan, countered
that Klauber is engaged in a "blame game."
"This project was a dream, not a reality," Ryan
The town issued Klauber a permit on Feb. 3,
1987, to build a 57-unit spa on eight acres in the
2400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Klauber re-
moved the old Far Horizons Resort buildings and
had erected 500 pilings by April 1988.
On May 10, 1988, Longboat Public Works Direc-
tor Len Smally wrote Klauber that no "substantial
work" had been completed, giving him a June 5 dead-
line, warning that the permit would be revoked.
Although Klauber testified he did not receive the
letter, Klauber said he capped eight pilings and was
ready to pour concrete on more pilings on June 6
when Smally revoked the permit.
"I was in utter shock," Klauber told the jurors.
"Smally told me financial excuses would not be a
valid criteria for extending a permit," Klauber said.
"And nine days later, the Town Commission amended
ban amendment las
a misdemeanor pui
months in jail.
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FMP Lt. Mike Woo
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Noll said the tv
FMP via high-tech gear
;t year. Breaking the net ban law is following manner.
nishable by a $500 fine and/or six They would pull a small boat that had an illegal
entangling net. The would put the mullet on other boats
his time of year and are prized in the that held legal cast nets.
ed roe. The egg sac can command "Then if they were caught they could say 'I caught
id. these with a cast net," Noll said. "I don't think so.
[oll's media advisory report 96-06, There's not a lot of this, You have 5 or 10 percent who
d was on air patrol duty in the early push the limit. Most of the guys (commercial fisher-
)ec. 3 using infrared night optic sur- men) are cast netting for mullet, crabbing or catching
Recording equipment. mackerel."
boats each carrying a man operat- Two other busts in Sarasota Bay netted fishermen
et along the shore without lights, who were suspected of catching mullet with illegal
aimed on his spotlight and told the nets. One occurred near Siesta Key and the other at
r boarding, they jumped in the wa- Longboat Key.
and hid in dense vegetation. Details of the Siesta Key bust were sketchy.
arrived by boat but could not find the In Longboat Key, an FMP officer cited Christopher
y did find three other boats in the Banan of 660 Linly St., Longboat Key, for violating the
g nets on board. state's emergency mullet rule, failure to possess a salt-
re boats had no markings and were water products license that allows him to sell his fish
ed property." and possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana, Noll
boats are owned by Cortez fisher- writes in his report.
Sand Joseph McDonald. Banan's truck, boat, 800 yards of gill net, 526
vo men worked their scheme in the pounds of fish and the cannabis were seized as evi-
New faces join Bradenton Beach City Council
Three new members of the Bradenton Beach City Council were sworn into office Monday. Pictured from left
are new council members Charlie Grace, Dan Goodchild and John Chappie, watched by Vice Mayor Connie
Drescher, Mayor Leroy Arnold and City Clerk Alice Baird. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
the code to substantiate Smally's claim. This was
hanky-panky of the worst kind."
On cross-examination the town's trial attorney
asked Klauber if the Bank of Boston had canceled
his construction financing on March 9, 1988.
Klauber said he was funding the construction from
other Colony entities but he had ongoing negotia-
tions for financing with the Bank of Boston and
Klauber said the town's refusal to reinstate the permit
and the down-zoning of the property from 57 to 48 units
ruined his chances of obtaining new financing. He cut the
pilings in 1989 and sold the property to the Vizcaya Con-
Another more-active hurricane
season predicted for '97
Hurricane forecasters have peered into their
crystal balls and come up with a less-than-cheery
prediction for the 1997 storm season.
Dr. William Gray, hurricane forecaster emeri-
tus, said he believes there will be 11 named storms
next year, with seven growing into hurricanes and
three of those storms classed as "major" winds
in excess of 110 mph.
If his prediction comes true, that will make
1995-96-97 the three busiest consecutive Atlantic
Ocean hurricane seasons in recorded history. This
year's storm season saw 13 named storms, and
there were 19 hurricanes formed in 1995.
Gray bases his hurricane forecast on water
temperature off the coast of Peru, wind direction
and strength over the Atlantic Ocean, air and wa-
ter temperatures in the Atlantic, Caribbean Ocean
sea-level air pressure readings and rainfall in West
He said the more active hurricane seasons of
late could auger a "basic change in the long-term
global circulation patterns."
dominium developers in 1994 for $5.8 million.
After Klauber's attorney rested, Ryan called on James
Nichols, a University of Florida land-use professor, as his
first witness. Nicholas contradicted previous testimony
from Klauber's spa consultant, saying, "The project was
not economically feasible because there was not a suffi-
cient return to an investor for the risk involved."
Nicholas said the stock market crash on Black
Monday in 1987, the Tax Act of 1986 and the Saving
and Loan crisis in the late 1980s contributed to the
spa's inability to attract lenders and investors.
The town has spent in excess of $2 million in de-
fending Klauber's lawsuit.
Bus leaves Monday
to lobby for
Key Royale Bridge
When Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner
urged residents of Key Royale to attend the next
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion, they took him seriously.
The Key Royale Resident Owners' Association
will charter a bus to take the group to the meeting to
lobby for funds to replace the Key Royale Bridge.
The meeting is at Sudakoff Hall on the USF/New
College Campus, Dec. 16, at 9:30 a.m.
The MPO will discuss its five-year plan, and
bridge proponents want the replacement included in
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 12, 1996 0 PAGE 3 KI
Mayor seeks addition to new noise ordinance
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner wants to
add limitations to musical instruments and radios
played outdoors to the city's noise ordinance.
The council passed the first reading of its new
noise ordinance last week.
Taken from the Longboat Key's noise ordinance,
it reads, "The operation of any radio, television set,
instrument, phonograph, machine or other devices pro-
ducing or reproducing sound in a manner as to be
plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet from the build-
Severe thunderstorms around 6 p.m. Saturday
forced organizers to reschedule the annual Christmas
lighted boat parade.
The parade will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec.
14. Boats will rendezvous at 5:30 p.m. in Bimini Bay.
Boaters will head down the "Grand Canal" be-
tween 67th and 68th Streets turning at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church and returning to the basin at 6:15.
The parade then heads up the canal tothe judging
area alongside the Key Royale bridge at 6:30.
From there, the boats wind through Bimini Bay
toward Rotten Ralph's restaurant and out the channel
Island Christmas, sponsored by All Island Denomi-
nations, is in need of donations of gifts and money to
help 19 Island families with 25 Island children to have
a merry holiday.
Persons wishing to support the effort may drop off
gifts of children's toys, food, or cash donations at Is-
land Christmas, 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Checks may be dropped off at the same location or
mailed to Island Christmas, P.O. Box 305, Anna Maria
ing, structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be
a prima facie evidence of a violation of this section."
VanWagoner asked to have "building, structure,
vehicle or space" added in order to include people play-
ing musical instruments or boom boxes outdoors.
Councilman Ron Robinson said that is considered
disturbing the peace which is covered by existing or-
"I don't want to get them for disturbing the peace,"
VanWagoner replied. "I want to get them for the noise
Robinson asked about the fine schedule for the
into Tampa Bay.
The boats pass the Anna Maria City Pier and go
as far north as the Rod & Reel Pier before turning
around and parading back to Bimini Bay.
Bayfront Park and the two piers should provide
The boat parade committee has set up a special low-
powered FM radio station, broadcasting on 99.9 MHz.
A telephone hot line, 778-1136, has the latest in-
formation on decorating boats, watching and partici-
pating in the boat parade. For more information, call
Frank Derfler at 778-5374.
City, Fla. 34216. The deadline for donations to help the
program is Friday, Dec. 13, at 5 p.m.
Applications to receive Island Christmas assistance
may be picked up at the above address by Thursday,
Dec. 12, at 5 p.m. Gifts for family members and food
will be provided to needy families.
All contributions are tax deductible and will be
used to assist needy Island residents.
For information, call Island Christmas at 778-3908.
ordinance. Council had previously agreed to include
the fines in the ordinance rather than have violators
appear before the code enforcement board.
City Clerk Leslie Ford noted that it might present
a problem similar to the alarm ordinance which has
fines included in it. Violators who don't pay the fine
can be taken to the code enforcement board and fined
Council agreed to consider the mayor's request and
a fine schedule at this week's meeting prior to the sec-
ond reading of the ordinance.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff pointed out that the
new ordinance will remove the necessity of finding that
noise is "excessive and unnecessary" and the require-
ment of documenting the noise level with a decibel
She advised council to contact the Town of Longboat
Key and inquire if officials have had any challenge to the
term "plainly audible" in the ordinance.
Anna Maria City
12/17, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
12/19, 7 p.m., Council meeting
12/12, 10 p.m., Planning commission
12/13, 1 p.m., Police retirement board
12/19, 10 p.m., Planning commission
12/12, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic Asso-
ciation, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
12/12, 7:30 p.m., EMS Study Committee, Fire
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
12/16, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization, Sudakoff
Hall, USF-New College, Sarasota.
12/18, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
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Residents angry over tree removal on city land
By Pat Copeland
Residents of Westbay Cove packed the Holmes
Beach City Council meeting last week to demand ac-
tion over the cutting of about 15 Australian pines bor-
dering the condo's property.
The pines stood on city right of way between
Westbay Cove and the St. Bernard Church property at
the end of 43rd Street. They were reduced to stumps on
Nov,. 11, and condos residents said it left them with an
unacceptable view of the church's Dumpster and main-
"On Veterans Day we woke up to saws, and we
were all shocked," Jackie Reed explained. "On Tues-
day I called the public works department and talked to
Joe (Public Works Superintendent Joe Duennes) and
tried tc get the background on what was happening. We
were told it was not anything this administration was
aware of and that it had been done by a former mayor."
Residents want the stumps removed and the city to
replace them with environmentally acceptable trees or
shrubs. They want the church to buffer the Dumpster
and maintenance building.
They also noted in a letter to council, "We feel it
was very unfair that the owners of condos in West Bay
Cove complex were not afforded the courtesy of being
informed ahead of time of the removal of the trees."
Mayor Bob VanWagoner disavowed any knowl-
edge of the project.
"I got a call the evening before and was on the
property the next morning," VanWagoner said. "When
I saw what happened, I was appalled. I had no fore-
warning of it. If I felt I had the authority, I would have
called a halt to it."
Fr. Patrick Farrell of St. Bernard Church intro-
duced a set of letters that shed some light on the project.
The letters beginning in August, 1994, were between
Fr. Benjamin Gore (Fr. Farrell's predecessor), the Dio-
cese of Venice and Raymond M. McLarney, a supreme
court-certified mediator and consultant for mangrove
McLarney said he was commissioned by a devel-
oper to negotiate mitigation on a large parcel of land
Gone but not forgotten
The recent removal of a stand of Australian pine trees from a city right of way created a furor among resi-
dents of West Bay Cove. Residents said the pines at the end of 43rd Street in Holmes Beach created a buffer
between the condo and St. Bernard Church's Dumpsters and maintenance building, at left. They want the city
to replace the trees with environmentally acceptable trees or shrubs. City officials said they had no knowledge
of the project and are investigating. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
and the church's shoreline was to be a "bargaining
chip" in that mitigation.
"There are two pieces of property on the eastern
shoreline of Bradenton Beach that have not been devel-
oped," McLarney wrote. "The owners would like to
develop them. The amount of mitigation and enhance-
ment that are required do not exist on the two proper-
ties. The addition of the shoreline of the St. Bernard
property makes up the difference."
McLarney said the developer would pay to remove
Brazilian peppers along the church's shoreline and re-
place them with mangroves. The cost to the developer
would be about $10,000 and all state permits were in
place. McLarney asked for the church's permission for
In November, 1994, Fr. Gore gave McLarney that
permission in writing.
A fourth letter, dated Nov. 15, 1996, from
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McLarney to Fr. Farrell said the project turned out big-
ger than expected and wouldn't be completed until he
returned from Canada the first week of December.
"The complete job is not finished," Fr. Farrell
said. "They are due to come back in a week or so to
trim the mangroves. Already it really opened up the
shoreline and the view. These people in Westbay
Cove will have a fantastic view of Anna Maria
Sound. More mangroves will be planted. We are
requiring that they clean it all up, and we'll fence the
Fr. Farrell said the church has nothing to do with
the trees that were on the city right of way, yet he re-
ceived obscene phone calls from angry residents.
"I resent some of the phone calls we received in the
office, at nighttime and in the house," he said. "One
particular lady had a mouth worse than any docker or'
sailor and my associate eventually hung up the phone.
If you use vulgar language, you'll get our attention but
you'll not get your wishes."
How the city's trees became included in the project
is the mystery VanWagoner is hoping to unravel. He
said Duennes found a letter, dated March 15, 1996, to
McLarey from former Mayor Rich Bohnenberger that
read, "Please consider this letter as authorization to
remove Australian pines at the end of 43rd Street in
"I met with him (Bohnenberger) and he and he said
he couldn't recall it," VanWagoner said. "I'm embar-
rassed to be the officer of a city where this happened
and nobody let me in on it. I want to see the paperwork
so I can see the picture of how it developed. I have a
suspicion it was not done correctly.
"McLarney faxed me a one-page summary of his
points and I'm not satisfied with it. I think he was the
quarterback of that venture and I want him to tell the
city where he got permission."
The mayor said he will pursue the issue when
McLarney returns from Canada. He also assured resi-
dents that the city would provide buffering on its right
By Pat Copeland
The Anna Maria Island Community Pool
Committee asked the Holmes Beach City Coun-
cil to earmark this year's Hagen Family Foun-
dation grant funds for a community swimming
Each year the city may request funds from
the foundation for specific projects. It receives
about $10,000 annually from the foundation.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner said the city cur-
rently has $28,000 in foundation grant funds in
certificates of deposit. The money is earmarked
for soccer field improvements and bathroom
renovations ($5,600); a basketball court and
upgrading the city baseball field ($10,400); and
lighting for the baseball field ($6,200). There is
also $5,700 in the fund for bleachers and a bat-
ting cage, which have been installed.
Possibilities for new grant funds include a
playground and the pool committee request, he
In its request, the pool committee suggested
a location across from the city tennis courts at
62nd Street and Flotilla Drive. The location
would provide easy hookup with sewer and wa-
ter lines, provide safety and security with a sur-
veillance camera linked to the police department
and provide ample parking in the city hall area,
the group said.
The proposed pool would have a capacity of
93 persons and require parking for 30 vehicles.
It would be L-shaped, 25 meters long with six
swim lanes to meet U.S. swim team standards.
It would be wheelchair accessible.
The group estimates the cost of construc-
tion, decking, plumbing and fencing at $100,000
to $120,000 and the annual cost of maintenance
at $25,000. The pool would be in operation from
May to September.
VanWagoner asked how council determined
what projects would receive the grant funds in
the past. Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said
the mayor made the decision and then told coun-
cil, and no formal vote was taken.
"The school is getting a baseball field, so
there is no need for having a second ball field out
here," Councilwoman Billie Martini protested.
"Don't change things around to inhibit the
chance of getting a pool if we decide to put one
"That's not the issue before us right now,"
City Clerk Leslie Ford noted that the foun-
dation want's the money spent and could hold
back this year because the city has held $28,000.
She said if the city is not going to use the money
for what was intended, it should ask the founda-
tion for permission to use it for other projects.
VanWagoner said some of the projects will
be on hold until the new city complex is built.
He also noted that the baseball field lighting has
been estimated at $80,000 and it probably won't
Whitmore suggested using some of the
money to buffer the ball fields and the area be-
hind city hall.
Ford said the foundation has to OK any
change in use and may consider buffering a rou-
tine city expense.
VanWagoner said he will write the founda-
tion concerning the delay on spending the funds,
the problem with the ball field lighting and men-
tion a playground and the possibility of a pool.
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Spare the chair
Let's lay this chair business to rest finally.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner has been
posturing since he was elected in March (perhaps ear-
lier) to wrestle the chairmanship of the Island transpor-
tation planning organization away from Anna Maria
Mayor Chuck Shumard.
First it was because VanWagoner said Holmes Beach
should take the leading role because the city's population
is larger. Next he said it was because his city didn't get its
fair share of time as leader of the group because then-
Mayor Rich Bohnenberger gave up the chair after one
year. He also reasoned he'd be a better representive for
Island interests concerning rehabilitation of the Anna
Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue.
Then, last week, VanWagoner convinced his coun-
cil that the Key Royale Bridge replacement was of such
great importance that only he could best argue for its
replacement as the Island's representative to the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
- rather than Shumard.
VanWagoner obviously angered Shumard with
claims that he's been ineffectual at MPO.
MPO membership and Island transportation chair-
manship rotates, according to the bylaws, between the
three Island cities and the fact that the former Holmes
Beach mayor relinquished the option for a second year
of chairmanship is no reason to change the way ITPO,
or MPO, is organized.
We only hope VanWagner's shameful demand for
the chair at the most recent ITPO meeting is his last.
... and speaking of Key Royale
We'd like to suggest that VanWagoner and the city
council get their ducks in a row before they go before the
MPO asking for money to replace the Key Royale Bridge.
MPO members last month agreed the bridge is a
city bridge on a city road and is a city responsibility.
Members of the two-county transportation group also
agreed they would revisit the bridge situation once the
degree of disrepair urgency was known.
MPO asked Holmes Beach to provide (pay for) an
engineering study that would determine the extent of dam-
age from previous DOT-conducted bridge inspection re-
So now we hear VanWagoner is chartering a bus
to take citizens to Monday's MPO meeting in a lobby-
ing attempt to get some money but there isn't any
engineering report to provide a clue as to how bad off
the bridge really is.
It doesn't take much of a fortune teller to conclude
that the MPO members will again say they want to
know how bad the bridge is before they take any action.
VanWagner's expedition might be worthwhile
when it includes an engineering study.
SLA Bob Ardren
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9 -9- 9
Cortez fishermen are busy
Blue Fulford obviously has not been south of
Cortez Road lately.
The fish houses, three of them, are busy with stone
crabbers, off-shore boats, bait boats and mullet fisher-
I can not think of a single fisherman who is "on the
beach" or leaving for other work.
Lighten up Blue, we still have our heart and spirit!
Sue Maddox, Cortez
Paw prints lead to
I heartily agree with Mr. Mendez.
I'm sick of cats getting in my trash. I'm tired of
washing my car only to find muddy paw prints all over
it in the morning. I'm sick of having to dispose of dead
birds. I'm very tried in the morning after other people's
cats have been mating in my carport at 3 a.m. and I
have to wash the paw prints off my windshield before
I can drive to work.
And I'm sick and tired of you "BooHooers" who
actually call yourselves animal lovers! You didn't
bother to check the law before you wrote your letters.
All animals must be kept,in the house, in a pen or cage,
or on a leash at all times.
You obviously know that your pet was annoying
your neighbors. Why didn't you do something about it?
If anyone ever complained about my dog, I would fix
the problem even if that meant moving or finding her
a new home. We consider our pet "family" too, but I
have consideration for my neighbors.
If you want to argue that cats are predators and
need to roam do you really not care if your cat eats
lizards, snakes, rodents and other people's garbage or
gets hit by a car?
And what is going to happen to the litters born to
all these stray animals? You'll run an ad, get rid of a
couple and take the rest to the shelter, patting yourself
on the back, pretending to yourself that they'll find
A cat that is fixed and declawed will be happy to
stay in the house. But if you're not ready to make a
commitment to that animal as a responsible owner,
don't call yourself an "animal lover."
If anyone's interested, Animal Control has traps
and will pick up animals. But at 3 in the morning, I've
had other ideas too ... but more in the line of strangling
We love animals here (if you haven't noticed what
good care we try to take of our wildlife). I think you
Lisa Derlon, Holmes Beach
Bengy doing fine but awaits
Many of you have asked how Bengy Raulerson is
doing since he received a new kidney.
Bengy received his mother's kidney last April. It
quit functioning a month later, doctors said, because it
was too large and could not circulate the blood prop-
erly. The kidney had to be removed and Bengy is wait-
ing for another one. He turned five in July.
Bengy is going to Tampa General Hospital three
times a week for dialysis. While in dialysis, he's "in
school" and the other two days a week he is in a spe-
Bengy is doing well and loves to play outside when
it is nice.
We still accept donations from "Friends of Bengy" at
Home True Value Hardware and Peaches Ice Cream &
Deli, both in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Thanks to all of you for your concern, donations
LaVerna Smith, Home True Value Hardware,
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THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 14, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
Pictures on the wall don't do much to pretty up this field hospital where medics
did their best for the shot-up American doughboys.
LETTERS FROM A
Gassed on the first day of the Sec-
ond Battle of the Marne, July 15, 1918,
Private First Class Clair Jones of the
Sixth Engineers was sent to a hospital in
the south ofFrance. The third day there
he wrote a letter to his mother back on
Anna Maria Key.
Wednesday, July 18: Dear Mother:
You know that chateau I have been tell-
ing you about well, it got blown
away the other night and I got "gassed,"
but not badly. I am in a hospital and get-
ting along nicely.
I can't tell you many particulars.
But I guess you can see by the papers
that we are having some very exciting
times "Over There," and America is
doing her part. We went through some
terrible things, and I feel very lucky to
be where I am.
"Just before the battle Mother" I re-
ceived three letters from you, and Sun-
day evening I wrote two long letters, one
to you and one to Edith [his Canadian
sweetheart]. I couldn't mail them that
night as it was too late and by morn-
ing they had taken wings and flown
away in company with everything else I
owned. When I arrived at the hospital I
was dressed in a pair of pajamas. They
had taken my clothes at the field hospi-
tal. I never had so few possessions to
worry me before in my life.
Now Mother, you mustn't worry
about me, as I am telling you the truth
and there is nothing to worry about.
Nearly two weeks would pass before
Clair was well enough to write another
letter to his mother. By this time he was
Sophia in '"
in another hospital.
July 29: Dear Mother: The last let-
ter I wrote you was just a note inform-
ing you of the gladsome tidings that I
was in a hospital. I intended writing
again within the next day or two, but
during that time I was removed to an-
other hospital, where I am now.
For the first few days I felt so mis-
erable I decided to wait a few days be-
fore writing and find out just how I re-
ally was. You will be glad to know I am
getting along nicely and expect within
the next few days to return to my com-
pany. As far as the gas is concerned I
think I am all over that now, though my
kidneys trouble me.
You know I and two companions
had to cross a field in which a great
many shells were falling and one fell
right in the middle of us. My two
friends were terribly shot up. But all
that happened to me, was that I got a
fierce blow across the back from the
concussion. At first I thought I must be
wounded, but I lucked out, and helped
get the other two fellows to an old
church nearby. There was a kind of
hospital in the basement. One of these
boys was a particular friend of mine,
and I think it was going in after him
that I got most of my gas, as I didn't
have time to put on my mask.
I was taken sick soon afterwards
and sent to a field hospital. In one way
I hated to leave the front, as while it
was not a nice place, still the Germans
got theirs and found out that the Ameri-
cans are some scrappers. But Mother,
no letters or descriptions can really tell
what this modern warfare is like.
When I am home again I will tell
you all about the whole affair. It will be
like that lovely old poem that went, "I
shall tell you a horrible tale...."
Give all the folks my love and tell
them I am still in the ring.
Next: Clair tries to
find his way back
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Land code changes OK'd in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach City Council members unani-
mously approved a wide range of changes to the city's
land development rules, but not before hearing an ear-
ful from residents concerned about some of the
And at least one of the changes brought forward a
sharp difference of opinion between two of the authors
of the alterations the city planner and attorney.
Most of the 26 changes to the city's land develop-
ment code were non-controversial, dealing with house-
keeping matters to bring the city code into conform-
ance with new state laws.
The rule change that sparked much of the discus-
sion among residents dealt with right of way encroach-
ments. The code revision calls for a ban on placement
of "signs, landscape timbers, trees, shrubs, stones or
similar items in the city rights of way."
"The issue was raised to specifically deal with real
estate signs being placed in the right of way," City
Attorney Alan Prather said. "It's also an issue of pub-
lic safety. What if someone got hurt by running over a
timber on the side of the road?"
"If you have a problem with signs, address it in the
sign section of the code," resident John Burs said. "I
think this opens up a really big can of worms."
Resident Eileen Suhre questioned the enforcement
aspects of the rule change, noting that without a
citywide survey of streets to determine exactly where
right of ways begin or private property ends the code
may be impossible to enforce.
"You began with signs, and now you're including
landscaping," incoming Councilman Charlie Grace
said. "What about all the work the beautification com-
mittee is doing at street ends? Is that permitted?"
Burs raised another question that put Prather and
City Planner Bill Brisson at odds: non-conforming lots
and what use can be made of them.
The code amendment allows single-family struc-
tures to be constructed on any non-conforming lot ex-
isting as of July 24, 1990, in residential zones within
the city, as well as duplexes, as long as the owner of the
lot does not own adjacent vacant land that would make
the lot more conforming to zoning laws.
Burns posed the hypothetical question of whether
someone could build on a vacant lot they bought years
ago next to their house if the lot size were smaller than
the code allowed.
Brisson said yes, the non-conforming lot could
house a house.
Prather said no, a non-conforming lot is non-con-
forming to city codes and could not be termed build-
"You can't tell people they can't build on their
property," Councilman Gail Cole objected. "That ex-
ceeds the bound of government it's intrusive."
The issue remains unresolved.
As part of the land development code changes,
council members voted unanimously to require all
places that sell alcoholic beverages be no closer than
200 feet away from each other within the community
redevelopment area of the city.
Council members also unanimously agreed to per-
mit operation of one sport fishing boat for charter at
docks or piers within residential areas of the city as
long as no other commercial operation takes place on
Other changes to the land development code in-
clude the following.
Defines "duly certified property owner" and
"similar property usage" to provide the building offi-
cial better guidance.
Provides docks and piers to be larger than 1,000
square feet as a special exception usage. The change
will allow property owners to build longer docks.
Changes the membership of the board of adjust-
ment 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
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. This change corrects a flaw in the
current process that would require a "super majority"
of four council members to approve a land use change,
but allows three council members to decide whether or
not to appeal the decision if there were to be a court
Better defines the timing of issuing variances and
minor development approvals by the building official.
Calls for major development approvals to be de-
cided after a public hearing by the planning and zon-
Revises the chart of allowable uses, including the
addition of sale or rental of beach-related items allowed
in certain areas of the city, and re-formats a chart out-
lining density and lot, yard and bulk regulations.
Allows satellite dishes less than 24 inches in di-
ameter to be exempt from city requirements.
Changes special exception use approval by coun-
cil from four affirmative votes to three, and calls for the
council decision to be based on "competent substantial
Changes uses in the "Historic Old-town" district
to allow greater flexibility regarding parking and land-
Clarifies the ability of the 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 laws pertaining to trimming, pruning or
Requires that all development in the city have
access to a public street and provides minimum drive-
way widths of at least 10 feet for residential properties
and 12 feet for commercial properties.
Clarifies handicapped parking provisions.
Sets forth storage fees for illegally placed signs
that have been removed by city officials.
Changes the "abandonment" laws in the city for
non-conforming properties. For commercial areas, a
building will be judged abandoned if it is vacant for
nine months, a decrease from the previous 12 months.
For residential areas, a building will be judged aban-
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Contractor's home occupation license
request tabled in Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council last week
tabled a request by contractor Joe Ungvarsky, 6103
Holmes Blvd., for a home occupation license be-
cause he was not present at the meeting.
"We told him we would turn him down which
is probably why he isn't here," Councilman Ron
Robinson noted. "It was an informal, undocu-
mented policy (of a previous council) that contrac-
tors couldn't have a home occupation license. I
think we cause people a lot of grief with undocu-
Ungvarsky made the request at a previous
work session. At that time council learned of a
1989 council decision that contractors no longer
qualify for home occupation licenses. The 1989
council said that subcontractors could be consid-
ered employees and those holding home occupa-
tion licenses cannot have employees.
Robinson said he studied the criteria for the li-
cense and found that "only members of the family
residing in the dwelling unit may assist or be em-
ployed with home occupation use." He said subcon-
tractors would be assisting the contractor; therefore,
Ugvarsky would not meet the qualifications.
Councilwoman Billie Martini said that in the
past council hasn't voted on license requests unless
the applicant is present to respond to questions.
In other business council:
Concurred with the mayor's appointment of
Bill Bizarro to the code enforcement board.
Passed on first reading an ordinance to permit
restaurants to offer outdoor dining and an ordinance
to place the charter amendments approved by the
Charter Review Commission on the March 1997
Approved site plans for an awning at the
Manatee County Public Beach and for the Bamboo
Raw Bar, 5906 Marina Drive.
By Frank Cunningham
Longboat Key Art Center members voted Dec. 9
to proceed with a new $4 million Cultural Center. The
vote was 271 to 200.
Now it's up to the Longboat Town Commission
to provide land for the Art Center to move from its
present location in the north-end village to Durante
Park in the 5300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive.
About a third of the Longboat Key Art Center
members are from Anna Maria Island and Bradenton.
The concept of a Cultural Center on Longboat
Key was unveiled in 1995 when the late Les Weller
left a $500,000 conditional bequest to the Art Center
to relocate and form a cultural center. The Art Center
will now have to raise a matching $500,000 under the
terms of Weller's will.
If members had voted against relocating, the be-
quest would have lapsed and would become available
for other charitable purposes in Sarasota.
Citing the need for a new facility to replace the
deteriorating 45-year-old buildings, Art Center Presi-
dent Ed Sherman said, "I'm happy the members saw
the need to move to a new facility."
But opposition mounted in recent weeks from
Durante Park neighbors on Gulf Bay Road and St.
Judes Drive who fear the proposed eight-building com-
plex will exacerbate their drainage problems and
change the residential character of their neighborhood.
The vocal Public Interest Committee opposed a
Cultural Center because it would be built on environ-
mentally sensitive open space. It argues such green
space can only be used for passive activities.
Cultural Center planners say they envision the Art
Center joining with the Adult Education Center and other
civic groups at Durante Park in a campus-like setting.
The Longboat Key Community Cultural Center
Feasibility Committee, headed by Robert Wagner of
Northern Trust Bank, will forward its recommenda-
tions to the Town Commission for disucssion at future
The Longboat Town Commission holds public dis-
cussion at workshops at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday
of each month.
For information contact Wagner at 383-6455 or the
Art Center at 383-2345.
Longboat Key Art Center votes
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Terra Ceia property ranked
13th for state purchase
By David Futch
Anna Maria Island fishermen breathed a sigh of
relief last week when state officials took the first step
in buying almost 3,000 acres of Terra Ceia wetlands.
Many Island anglers fish for snook and redfish off
the waters of Terra Ceia and the land buy could assure
that waters will remain pristine for generations to
Approximately 2,900 acres in the Terra Ceia
Aquatic Preserve is up for grabs and the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection wants to save it
At a meeting Thursday, Dec. 5, in Tallahassee, the
Terra Ceia land was ranked 13th out of 34 pieces of
land considered sensitive.
The ranking is important because DEP is expected
to spend about $50 million next year on the top 14
Sensitive lands, wetlands and watersheds throughout
Florida are bought and preserved through DEP's Conser-
vation and Recreational Lands (CARL) program.
"Whether this land gets bought is hard to say. It's
on the borderline," said DEP's Shelly Allen. "I feel
pretty good about it. It was important to be in the top
14. The next step is to hope the Legislature fully funds
Historically, lawmakers have given DEP the $150
million it needed to buy properties and run the CARL
program, she said.
To give legislators the needed push, Allen said
people need to call them and lobby to make sure CARL
gets what it needs.
The Terra Ceia land is an area along coastal Mana-
tee County from Snead Island to Port Manatee. It's
likely to take years to purchase.
If successful, Allen says, CARL would ask the
Southwest Florida Water Management District to
hand over an adjacent 1,745 acres it bought in Decem-
ber to bring the total project to 4,691 acres.
John McDonald of Snead Island spearheaded the
drive to buy the Terra Ceia land.
McDonald said it was fortunate the land received
the ranking it did.
Because some of the land in the Terra Ceia
Aquatic Preserve already has been permitted for de-
velopment, it was important for the state to get going
on buying the land.
"One spot on Snead Island has been permitted for
34 homes and several homes on Terra Ceia lands have
received permits," McDonald said. "That's why it's
important for the state to start purchasing the property
this coming year. The sure thing for the property
owners is to sell their land rather than build and
speculate that they will get a return."
The Terra Ceia property came in behind another
important buy for the state more than 7,000 acres
on the Cape Haze peninsula near Boca Grande. It was
ranked fourth on the list and is owned by development
Like the Terra Ceia purchase which would
protect pristine habitats for snook, redfish and a num-
ber of species of birds the Cape Haze purchase
would save the sensitive waters of Gasparilla Sound,
Placida Harbor, Bull and Turtle bays. Manatee
County fishermen and fishing guides frequent these
waters 60 miles south of the Island.
To support the CARL projects contact Florida
Sen. John McKay at 741-3099, and Rep. Mark
Flanagan at 755-2283 and Rep. Mark Ogles at 746-
6767. Tell them you want CARL and Preservation
2000 programs fully funded this year.
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Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner put a halt
last week on planning commission discussion of land
The request for a change in the future land use el-
ement of the comprehensive plan for the 3000 block of
Avenue C, behind the Anchor Inn and Mr. Bones res-
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that are "despoiling a residential area" and "three va-
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used as a place to dump trash and store disabled ve-
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She asked the board to consider changing the block
to a C-1, light commercial, including office-type use.
"There's concern about whether we're following
due process on behalf of all the property owners that
might be involved," VanWagoner explained. "It's the
city attorney's opinion that this is more of a zoning
matter than a land use matter and should be handled
through the city council."
VanWagoner said that when council considers a
zoning change, owners of the affected properties must
be notified so they can participate in the discussion.
He said any property owner in the area may ask coun-
cil to consider the matter.
Normand said the request is for a change in the
future land use designation, which must be approved
before a zoning change can be considered. She said
council instructed her to take the request to the plan-
"When the council took that position, it was im-
proper," VanWagoner replied. "This is a zoning mat-
ter in the opinion of the city attorney. You're talking
about moving it from one commercial classification
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Island dancers will perform
Island ballet dancers will perform in "The Nut-
cracker," presented by the Bradenton Ballet Repertory on
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15, at Neel Auditorium
Professional dancers, Andre Ustinov and Elena
Martinson, formerly of the Kirov Ballet, Lenningrad, will
perform the roles of the Suger Plum Fairy and the Cava-
Islander Sarah Loveland, 12, will play the role of
Clare and Island youths Katie Holmes, Katie Lindhal,
Shawna Rigney, all age 13, and Kiernan Wilkins, 14, are
included in the cast.
The Bradenton Ballet Repertory is a non-profit com-
munity ballet company made up of student dancers.
"The Nutcracker" will be performed at 2 and 7 p.m.
on Saturday, Dec. 14, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15.
Neel Auditorium is located on the Manatee Community
College Campus, 5840 26th St., Bradenton.
Tickets are available at the Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce in Holmes Beach or at the Neel Audi-
torium box office, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Additional information is available by calling 792-
'The Messiah' to be
The Anna Maria Island Orchestra and Chorus will
perform the Christmas portion of Handel's "The Mes-
siah" on Sunday, Dec. 15, at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 South Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, at 5
Paul Swanberg will conduct with Marjorie
Whitson as choral master. Soloists include Dawn
Young soprano; Marilyn Parry, alto; Joseph Spinella,
tenor; and Bernard Hahnke, bass.
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EPCOT on Dec. 4 included Ines Norman's snapshot of
her cat titled, "Puss-essed." The 61st Annual Kodak
International Newspaper Snapshot Awards exhibit will
hang for one year in the "Image Works" gallery.
Norman was included in the 50 KINSA Honor
Award winners, bested only by seven top awards from
among the 1,243 photo finalists submitted by 228
newspapers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. She was
honored by Kodak at a luncheon in the VIP center at
EPCOT following the opening of the exhibit. More
than 1,200 photos were entered.
Jim Franklin, Kodak, and David Valdez, Walt
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her $250 award check. Franklin said the judges com-
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Historical museum boasts
The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum has a
great new look for the holidays thanks to Phil Chamock
and the Anna Maria City Commission.
A bright coat of sea foam-colored paint has trans-
formed the 76-year-old structure into a glistening jewel
on historic Pine Avenue.
Bubba and Martha Stewart have applied their gar-
dening expertise to enhance the Dorothy Stevenhagen
Memorial Garden. A new sign will soon catch the eye
of motorists as they cruise by.
The public is invited to tour the museum from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday. Doors will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and
A new shipment of the popular "Tampa Triangle"
books has arrived. Robert Reiber's prints and T-shirts
featuring the museum are among a variety of items
available in the gift shop, and Early Settlers bread is
sold Wednesday mornings.
Christmas dinner and
dance at St. Bernard
St. Bernard's Parish Christmas Dinner and Dance
will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at the
church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, in the
Welsmiller Activity Center.
Music will be provided by Bob LoPiccolo.
Tickets are $10 per person and advance reserva-
tions are required.
For ticket information call the church office at 778-
4769, Nina Compton at 778-3397, or Suzanne McUsic
Garden club to hold
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet on
Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. at Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria City.
The speaker will be Jean Taylor discussing, "Plants
of the Bible."
Refreshments to celebrate the holidays will be
served. The public is invited to attend.
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Olga Theresa Burton, 73, of Bradenton, died
Nov. 30 in Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.
Born in Trenton, Mich., Mrs. Burton came to
Manatee County from Detroit in 1969. She was an
insurance underwriter. She was a member of St.
Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach. She
was a member of American Legion Post No. 24 of
She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Ewing
of Sarasota; a son, George Jr. of Georgia; two
brothers, William and Edward Zabik, both of
Romulus, Mich.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Southwest Florida, 433 Eighth Ave. W.,
Palmetto, Fla. 34221.
John J. Stevens
John J. Stevens, 47, of Bradenton Beach, died
Dec. 4 at home.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Stevens came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1987. He was a truck
driver. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic
Church. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam
He is survived by his wife, Pamela; his father,
John Paul of Arlington, Va.; two stepdaughters, Tyra
and Tasha; three stepsons, Tim, Shane and Settimio;
and three sisters, Kathryn Jedlicka of Downers
Grove, Ill., Elizabeth Sesemann of Clarendon Hills,
Ill, and Susan Mullen of Arlington.
A memorial mass was said at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church in Holmes Beach with the Rev. Donald
Baier officiating. Memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of Bradenton, 3355 26th St. W.,
Bradenton, Fla. 34205, or to American Cancer Soci-
ety, P.O. Box 10459, Bradenton, Fla. 34282-0459.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Holmes Beach Chapel,
was in charge of the arrangements.
William 'Bill' John
William "Bill" John Widmar, 80, of South
Bend, Ind., and a winter resident of Manatee
County, died Dec. 6 in Indiana.
Born in Bremen, Ind., Mr. Widmar was a win-
ter resident of Manatee County for many years. He
was the former owner and operator of Widmar
Food Shop for 28 years. He was a member and
former deacon of First Christian Church and past
president of the Fellowship Class.
He was a member of Gulf Shrine Club in
Holmes Beach. He was also a member and past
president of International Grocery Association and
served in the Indiana National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mae of
South Bend; two daughters, Judy Malling of
Mishawaka, Ind., and Karen Belledin of
Henderson, Nev.; four grandchildren; and four
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There were a number of award winners in the
Eighth Annual Anna Maria Island Festival of Fine
Arts held behind Holmes Beach City Hall.
Best of Show, two-dimensional, went to Shirley
Clement for her watercolors. First place in two-di-
mensional went to William Cantwell for his graph-
Zoe Van Avercamp won Best of Show, three-di-
mensional, for her unusual pieces that incorporate
pre-Columbian artifacts with beach "findings."
Kim Wall took first place in the three-dimen-
sional division for her glass works.
Kelly Waldrop won Best of Show in the kinder-
garten through fifth grade division for her pastel.
Anna Copeland won Best of Show in the sixth
through 12th grade division for her metal sculpture
of a man and his dog made of Drum tobacco tins.
"Kids Choice" winners were William Cantwell's
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Artists who won merit awards include Luke
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"To Gretchen who shares the dream and
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High praise, coming from one of the publishing
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Keach. By 1974 she was senior editor.
She worked with Hefner as well as others on a
bright staff, and credits the boss with "tremendous edi-
torial instincts, that's why Playboy is so successful and
never tacky." She saw the empire grow from magazine
to include clubs, records, video, TV and now Internet.
About the Playmates, she says those of the 1950s
and '60s were "rounder, curvier," the 1980s slimmer
and a bit bustier, 1990s longer-legged and still more
busty. Hard to imagine.
The 1980s brought a couple of big events for
her. She married A.H. "Bud" Edgren, an Interna-
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Anna Maria Island. After visiting friends Bob and
At a Los Angeles
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and the playmates,
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She is still amazed, she says, that "some people
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The Lord didn't put us here with clothes on.
"I don't have an inhibited attitude toward sex. I
grew up in a Christian household, Sunday School ev-
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Playboy does not exploit women, she is convinced.
After all, she says, "They're calling us. We pay
$20,000, and for Playmate of the Year $100,000.
"Girls in college now are missing a lot of the fun
of life. They're taught that being complimented is bad.
The Edgrens have been traveling, and plan more of
it. Back from book-promoting parties in New York and
the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, they've settled
into their routine of singing in their church choirs, help-
ing Turtle Watch prepare for next season, speaking to
various organizations here.
Next comes a major trip. "I think I'll just take the
proceeds from the book and blow it all on a trip to
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liD PAGE 18 E DECEMBER 12, 1996 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
SOME ISLAND SIGHTS
OF THE HOLIDAYS
Quartet offers pleasant sounds
The Southeast High School string quartet offers up its finest Christmas fare. They
were hosted by The Islander Bystanderfor the Holmes Beach Shopping Center
holidays open house. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Tree lighting memorial
Members of the Manatee High School Chamber Singers directed by Gareth Olsen
entertained the audience at the Anna Maria Island Community Center annual
Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 7. They were followed by the King
Middle School 8th Grade Orchestra and a memorial tribute to a former board
member and long-time volunteer, the late Brendan Greene. Islander Photo:
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Damon Presswood and Catalina Uribe were married Dec. 1 in an early morning ceremony on the beach at
Bean Point in Anna Maria. The wedding party enjoyed brunch at Sign of the Mermaid following the ceremony.
The couple hosted a dinner party and reception for 150 guests at their Sarasota home following the brunch.
Team members make
The following is a requested clarification from
Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Connie Drescher to The
Islander Bystander's Holiday Wish Book which ap-
peared on Dec. 5.
The Green Team (GDT) is a City of Bradenton
Beach volunteer committee to beautify the city. Vice
Mayor Connie Drescher is over GDT as council liaison
for beautification. She and the following volunteers
make up the GDT: Emily Anne Smith, John Chappie,
Linda Sanders, Berneitta Kays and George Sinclair.
The GDT, with the help of other volunteers and the
city public works department, has done extensive work
on Bridge Street, planting over 366 shrubs, replacing
two palm trees and mulching.
GDT is currently working on Third Street south,
bayside, where palm trees, shrubs and a commemora-
tive bench will be installed.
GDT has plans to beautify the three city entrances
with trees, shrubs and large welcome signs. They invite
all interested citizens to come join in the fun and sat-
isfaction of seeing real transformation happen.
For information, call Linda Sanders at 778-1005 or
Connie Drescher at 778-2655.
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If you're like me, you're done in by all the holiday
food. Turkey. Ham. Lobster. (Well, I won the raffle at
Tip of the Island on Friday before Thanksgiving and
five lobsters is a lot to me.)
Our traditional family Christmas meal consists of
homemade eggs Benedict after the present exchange.
The rest of the day we fend for ourselves from the re-
frigerator or walk up the beach until sandwiches find
us at Cafe on the Beach or the Rod & Reel or conch
chowder at the Sandbar. It all depends on the wind and
In between Thanksgiving and Christmas could get
boring unless you're up to trying a recipe or two from
"Ma's Cookin' Mountain Recipes."
These recipes are "spiced with mountain customs,
sayings and superstitions." Never having been one to
hang out near mountains, I took to reading this cook-
book to see what they do differently. It originated in
Osage Beach, Mo., which I presume is in the Ozark
Yep. Just before the "Corntents," there's an intro-
duction from authors Sis and Jake.
They think many of us have "sum mistakin 'pin-
ions 'bout us hill people. Most of it ain't your fault,
'cause a lot has been wrote 'bout th' Ozarks thet jest
What gets under their hide, aside from them think-
ing we're thinking they're "shiftless an' no 'count,"
backward, "ignert," and unfriendly is the idea that we
think Ozark people are lazy.
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"In spite of all th' other chores she had, the hill
woman came thru with flyin' colors in th' vittle depart-
ment," according to Sis and Jake. "You can have sum
scrumptious feeds in lots of homes in th' Ozarks."
They've included some of the more unusual recipes
- taking into consideration that city folks won't have
too much use for items like coons or possums or terra-
For "Drinks An' Such," we couldn't get too excited
about Rhubarb Punch but maybe you feel differently
about rhubarb. If so, mix 2 cups of rhubarb juice with
4 cups of water, 1 3/4 cups orange juice, 1 1/4 cups
grape juice and 1/2 cup sugar.
"Short of coffe an' too pore to buy any?" Ma's
Cookin' has the answer if you have the ingredients for
Hard Times Coffee. "Mix well 2 quarts wheat bran
with 1 pint yellow corn meal. Add 3 well-beaten eggs
and 1 cup best sorghum molasses. Beat well; spread on
pan and put to dry in the oven. Use great care by stir-
ring often while browning." They say sweet cream im-
proves the flavor.
Corn bread takes up two pages followed by corn
pone, corn fritters and biscuits. Country biscuits, old-
fashioned biscuits, squash, mush and honey dew bis-
For Main Vittles, they start off with country-fried
chicken and smothered chicken, country style. Are we
Mus-Go Beef Balls doesn't sound too tasty but
only because "mus-go" means anything you got left
that you're "too pore" to throw away or "too proud to
set fer company."
I can't bear to go into the recipe for things like pigs
feet or old-fashioned coon, but Bachelors Pie, Missis-
sippi Sausage and plenty of others look good enough
for you to head out and scrounge up your own copy of
Items like Sweet Corn Griddle Cakes and Fried
Cucumbers kept me turning pages.
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Not being one to cook desserts, but really enjoys
them (especially for breakfast), I quickly turned to
"Puddin's an' Pies."
The cookbook says to try its Cheese Pie when
"yore taste buds are tard of th' same ol' thing." It
calls for 1 pound of cottage cheese, 1/4 cup milk, 1/
3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup chopped raisins or other dried
fruit, 1 baked pie crust, 3 beaten eggs, 2 tablespoons
melted fat, juice of 1 lemon and grated rind of 1
Bake the crust first. Put cottage cheese through
sieve and add other ingredients. Bake in moderate oven
at 350 degrees until firm in center 15 to 20 minutes.
Then comes Cakes an' Frostin's. I don't even like
cooked apples and Dried Apple Stack Cake looks spicy
and delicious. It's got molasses, buttermilk and spices
and a filling of mashed apples and cream.
Ozark cooks must have a lot of apples on hand
because plenty of other recipes have apples. Raw Apple
Cake, Apple Sauce Cake and Dried Apple Cake.
I'll bet your mouth is watering for Honey Bee Ic-
ing right about now.
Ma's Cookin' is heap full of helpful hints too.
It probably won't cure anything but the authors say
ragweed tea will cure the flux. Tea made from hot
water and corn silk will cure bed "wettin"' in young-
uns. The root of rhubarb worn on a string 'round the
neck will keep off bellyache and they recommend you
"tie a big red onion to th' bedpost an' it keeps th' ones
in th' bed frum havin' cold."
After some more cures on the last page is a thanks,
"fer heppin' us raise our young'uns by buying this here
For a copy of "yer own" write to Ozark-Maid Can-
dies, Osage Beach, Mo. 65065.
Sure beats the "Road Kill" cookbook for Christmas
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New Year's Eve
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STIR, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20
For the past three holiday seasons, we at The Is-
lander Bystander have been privileged to sample what
must be termed Anna Maria's Best Fruitcake.
And please, you can try to top Bernard Haulsee's
recipe, but we're very loyal fans. Haulsee makes about
a dozen fruitcakes each Christmas and gives them away
to fortunate friends.
We heard about Haulsee in our first year of pub-
lishing. Friends were so impressed with his generosity
- and his recipe that they called and asked us to do
a story about him.
Bernard Haulsee, 88, of Anna Maria City looks in on his Island-famous fruitcakes. Islander Photo: David F:ttch
We've obliged every year since. It's a little holiday
tradition with us now much the same as fruitcake is
Laden with Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey,
Haulsee's time-tested recipe has been dubbed "best
ever" by anyone lucky enough to try a piece includ-
ing plenty of folks we know who protest against "regu-
The story itself became a classic as an example of
a "perfect" people piece for the newspaper. Right
length, great human interest. A great fruitcake.
And on an Island with plenty of fruitcakes running
around .... But that's another story better told by the
late author Wyatt Blassingame. And we'll share it with
you at another time.
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Center basketball schedule
All games will be played at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
11-13 year olds
Thursday Dec. 12 8 p.m. Dips Ice Cream vs. Joe's Eats & Sweets
Friday Dec. 13 8 p.m. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. Westbay Ath
Saturday Dec. 14 6:30 p.m. A-Paradise Realty vs. Joe's Eats & Swe
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For the Holidays
Westbay Athletic Club vs. Dips Ice Cream
Dips Ice Cream vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
Westbay Athletic Club vs. A-Paradise Realty
Island Real Estate vs. Dowling Park
Hair Motions vs. Beach House
Christie's Plumbing vs. Debellevue Dragons
Beach House vs. Air & Energy
Econo Lodge vs. Island Real Estate
Hair Motions vs. Debellevue Dragons
Christie's Plumbing vs. Dowling Park
Hair Motions vs. Island Real Estate
Dowling Park vs. Econo Lodge
Debellevue Dragons vs. Beach House
Cafe on the Beach vs. 1st National Bank
Anna Maria Oyster Bar vs. Jessie's Island Store
Island Animal Clinic vs. Cafe on the Beach
Cafe on the Beach vs. Anna Maria Oyster Bar
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Karaoke Sunday & Monday
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week ending Dec. 7
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Econo Lodge 3-0
Island Real Estate 3-0
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Christie's Plumbing 2-1
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Beach House 0-3
Dowling Park 0-3
Air & Energy 0-4
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Easy-to-mail children's books on sale at Island school
Books and the many wonderful worlds they open up for children are now available for youth kindergar-
ten through fifth grade during the Anna Maria Elementary School Book Faire, sponsored by the school's
PTO. Mysteries, fiction and non-fiction, word puzzles and more fill the shelves now available for pur-
chase Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 11 to Dec. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Holmes Beach
campus and on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. Second-graders Steven Faasse, left, and Katie
O'Neil agree "books are the best!" Shoppers are asked to stop in the school office to be directed to the
faire. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
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Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Turkey & Gravy over Mashed
S Potatoes, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, Roll,
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Nachos &
Cheese, Corn, Salad, Sherbet
All meals served with milk.
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Jan. 1, 1997 8am-2pm
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 27, theft of a vehicle tag, 500 block of North
Nov. 24, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
officer on patrol observed that two soda machines had
been vandalized. Damages were $3,000.
Nov. 25, aggravated assault with a firearm, 402
Church Ave., Bradenton Beach Marina. The victim and
witness reported that a boat came through the marina
too fast and caused the victim's dinner to fall over and
knocked over a bird cage. The victim and witness went
to the boat slip to inform the owner of the problem and
an argument ensued.
They said the boat owner pulled out a rifle and
pointed it at them. They left and called police. The of-
ficer spoke to the boat owner and passengers and all
denied having a weapon. The officer searched them,
the boat and the owner's car, but found no weapon.
Nov. 28, found property --a wallet containing
$76.57 in cash, a credit card and identification, Co-
Nov. 29, trespass warning, Coquina Beach. The
officer on patrol warned two subjects who were solic-
iting for Umbrella Beach Resort that soliciting is not
permitted. The officer noted that five minutes later both
were soliciting again. The lifeguard requested that the
officer issue trespass warnings to the pair, who then
became verbally abusive to the officer and lifeguard,
said the report.
Nov. 29, DUI, resisting without violence, 2400
block of Gulf Drive North. The officer, driving north
on Gulf Drive, observed Dania William Naeher, 33, of
Holmes Beach driving with his right tires on the shoul-
der of the road. Naeher then swerved to the left and
nearly crossed into on-coming traffic, said the report.
Naeher returned to the right with his tires on the
shoulder, jerked the vehicle back onto the roadway and
was weaving back and forth in the lane. The officer
activated his emergency equipment and Naeher
stopped at 24th Street North. Naeher refused to take
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field performance tests and resisted being handcuffed
while being placed in custody.
Dec. 3, information, 200 Bridge Street, Bradenton
Beach City Pier parking lot. The officer, investigating
a noise complaint, found the subject in his vehicle with
the music playing. The subject turned off the music as
the officer approached and asked if he had any idea of
the time. The subject said no.
The officer informed him it was 3:30 a.m. and
asked why he was playing music at full volume at this
hour a few feet from an adult trailer park. The subject
said he didn't think it was that loud.
A female subject approached and the officer ex-
plained the problem and advised the couple to leave the
area for the night and use common sense in the future.
They apologized and left.
An hour later a sheriff's deputy called the officer
and said the couple called and wanted to file a com-
plaint about the officer. When advised to return to
Bradenton Beach and talk to the officer, they hung up
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 24
SDec. 4, disturbance, found marijuana, 2500 block
of Avenue A. After having a verbal argument with the
subject, the complainant said she found a tin box be-
longing to the subject.
The box contained partially smoked marijuana
cigarettes, a pack of rolling papers, three plastic bags
containing small amounts of marijuana, three pairs of
forceps with bum marks on the ends, a pair of scissors,
five lighters and a pipe with residue.
The complainant said she had no idea that the items
were in her house. The subject said they didn't belong
to him. The officer seized the box and contents.
Dec. 6, retail theft, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K.
The complainant reported a white male subject came
into the store, picked up 12 five-packs of cigarettes,
walked to the back of the store and picked up two 12-
packs of beer and walked to the cash register. The sub-
ject then left the store with the beer valued at $16.58.
Nov. 27, noise, 200 block of 78th Street. The of-
ficer responded in reference to loud music and re-
quested that the resident turn it down.
Nov. 27, theft of a bicycle valued at $75, 5348
Gulf Drive, Flash Flights.
Nov. 27, theft of a bicycle valued at $100, 3600
block of Gulf Drive.
Nov. 27, burglary, 4900 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported the suspect removed a knife from
a shed. The officer questioned the suspect who said he
didn't take the knife.
Nov. 27, disturbance, 5300 block of Marina Drive.
The complainant reported the subject was yelling loudly
and when confronted, he became rude and poked the
complainant in the chest. The subject was not found.
Nov. 28, noise, 200 block of 69th Street. An
anonymous complainant reported loud music and the
officer asked the resident to turn it down.
Nov. 29, assault, 800 block of Manatee Avenue.
The complainant reported he was leaving a residence on
Harbor Drive and stopped his vehicle at the stop sign at
Gulf Drive with the suspect in a vehicle in front of him.
Both turned left onto Gulf Drive and proceeded north
toward the Manatee Avenue bridge where both had to
stop because the draw was going down.
The complainant said the suspect got out of his ve-
hicle, walked to the complainant's vehicle, grabbed him
by the shoulder and said, "Get off my a-. Quit riding
my a-." The complainant told the suspect to get out of
his vehicle and the suspect shook the complainant caus-
ing red welts on his shoulder, said the report. The sus-
pect went back to his vehicle.
The complainant wrote down the suspect's tag
number and called the police.
Nov. 29, disturbance, 3200 East Bay Drive,
Shell's. The complainant reported the subject created a
disturbance at the bar and left without paying his tab of
$3.90. The subject was not found.
Nov. 29, theft, 5400 block of Marina Drive. The
complainant reported a bank deposit bag containing
$150 in cash and two checks was missing from her
Nov. 30 noise, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy
Duck's. The complainant reported loud music coming
form the bar but the officer said he heard no music or
sound upon arrival. The bartender said when the back
door is opened the neighbors can hear the music, and
they would be more careful in the future.
Nov. 30, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County
Public Beach. The complainant reported she fell asleep
at the beach and a person unknown removed her purse
containing a wallet, $300 in cash, three credit cards and
Nov. 30, suspicious, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. The
complainant reported a subject pumped $7 in gasoline,
took a pack of cigarettes valued at $1.99, bought $11
in lottery tickets and left without paying for the gas or
Nov. 30, suspicious person, 3007 Gulf Drive,
Anchor Inn. The complainant reported an intoxicated
subject passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot. The
officer took the subject home.
Nov. 30, noise, 6300 block of Holmes Boulevard.
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 25
The complainant reported a loud radio playing and the
officer requested that the resident turn it down.
Nov. 30, DUI, 3600 block of East Bay Drive to
800 block of Manatee Avenue. The officer was running
radar on East Bay Drive and clocked Elgie Williamson,
39, of Holmes Beach driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone.
The officer pulled behind Williamson an activated his
The officer noted that Williamson was driving er-
ratically and drove across the center line. Williamson
stopped in the 800 block of Manatee Avenue and the
officer began to administer field performance tests. The
officer said he had to stop the tests due to Williamson's
lack of cooperation and inability to perform the tests.
Williamson was placed in custody.
Dec. 1, burglary, 200 block of 83rd Street. The
complainant reported the suspect broke out the screen,
opened a window in the bathroom and entered the resi-
dence. The suspect was found in the rear bedroom and
placed in custody.
Dec. 3, burglary, 3226 East Bay Drive, Shades of
Sarasota. The officer on patrol found the rear door of
the business unlocked, checked the interior and found
no forced entry. The keyholder was notified and told
the officer to lock the door. Later the keyholder re-
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and a money bag containing $145 and 11 pairs of sun-
glasses valued at $1,250 were missing.
Dec. 4, battery, 100 block of 24th Street. The
complainant reported the suspect carrying an ax was
looking for her at another residence. She said she hid
until she though he was gone but when she came out
of hiding he was there and pushed her out the door. She
went to her car, drove to a business and called police.
A patrol request was issued.
Dec. 5, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The complain-
ant reported the subject became irate and pushed custom-
ers when refused service. The subject was not found.
Dec. 5, suspicious, 200 block of 78th Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown attempted to
break into the residence.
Dec. 5, suspicious person, 6500 block of Holmes
Boulevard. Several anonymous complainants reported
a subject soliciting door to door. The officer told the
subject to cease unless he obtains a license.
Dec. 5, larceny, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle K. The
complainant reported a subject came into the store,
took a 12-pack of beer valued at $8 and ran from the
store. The subject was not found.
Dec. 6, noise, 600 block of Foxworth Lane. The
complainant reported the driver delivering a local daily
newspaper was speeding, not heeding stop signs and
had a loud muffler. The officer said he would advise
the driver of the complaints.
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Evan Wolfe, 9, of Holmes Beach es-
caped injury after being hit by a car Dec. 2
while crossing Marina Drive.
Wolfe, walking with his bicycle, was
crossing Marina Drive at the intersection
with 56th Street where a vehicle was stopped
on Marina Drive to make a left turn onto 56th
Street. Dana Marie Clymore, 17, of
Bradenton, was behind the turning vehicle
and left the road to pass a car in front of her
on the right when she hit Wolfe.
Witness Joy Courtney, driver of the turn-
ing vehicle, said Wolfe was at one of the
city's new crosswalks and "did everything
right. The car behind me was impatient and
we couldn't believe it pulled out and hit the
boy. My daughter and I waved and yelled,
trying to stop her."
Clymore was cited for improper passing.
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SSelby Garden's Children's Holly Day will be held
on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will
feature a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Family-ori-
ented activities such as face-painting, a magic show,
educational games and more will be offered. Refresh-
ments will available for the children. The gardens are
located at S. Palm Ave. at U.S. 41 on Sarasota's down-
town bayfront. Information: 366-5731, ext. 10.
"All Nations Pow-Wow," a Native American
cultural event, will be held Thursday through Sun-
day, Dec. 12 to 15, at Ed Smith Stadium, 12th Street
and Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. The celebration will
feature nations coming together to dance, sing, share
arts, crafts, food and different Native American cul-
tures. Times of event vary. Information: 756-4410.
The 1920's era Crosley Mansion will be trans-
formed into an enchanting wonderland filled to the
brim with holiday spirit and melody from Friday,
Dec. 13, through Sunday, Dec. 15. Enjoy choral and
instrumental groups, storytellers and holiday deco-
rations. Crosley Mansion is located at 8374 N.
Tamiami Trail, adjacent to Ramada Inn Airport.
Parking will be available at New College Campus
with continuous shuttle service. Times of the event
vary. Information: 722-3244.
Tables for 10 and individual seating are avail-
able for the American Lung Association's 10th an-
nual Christmas Seal Ball to be held on Saturday,
Dec. 14, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. The black-tie
event will be held at the Holiday Inn-Riverfront, 100
Riverfront Blvd., Bradenton, with dinner and danc-
ing under the stars. Information: 377-5864.
The Manatee County Audubon Society will
meet on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 5115 44th
Ave. W. Cortez. Don Bansen will present a slide
presentation on one of his latest trips to another con-
tinent and the annual Christmas party will be held.
Bring goodies to share.
"Working Women with Cancer" will meet on
Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the
American Cancer Society office, 4806 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. This is a support group for women with
all types of cancer and in all phases of treatment or
in recovery. Information: 753-6471.
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Gift ideas for environmentalists
By Bob Ardren
The season's upon us. Good gift ideas are precious
this time of year, so let me pass along a few that tie in
with our outdoors.
For what can be the experience of a lifetime, espe-
cially for those of us who aren't hard-core fishers hit-
ting the flats every weekend, give your loved one a day
with a professional guide. One top-guide suggestion:
Capt. Mike Heistand.
Seeing our local waters through the eyes of a pro
like Mike can open whole new vistas for most folks.
There's fishing, of course, and if that's what the lucky
recipient of your gift likes to do, you can be sure Mike
will show them a very good and productive time in-
Not only will they catch some fish for supper,
they'll also learn about fishing from a pro. Where to go,
what to watch for, what baits do what, and most impor-
tantly, they gain a whole new familiarity with local
But Mike does more than fish.
Over the years he's been hired to take people bird
watching and photographing, shell collecting, sight
seeing, and he's even transported people to everything
from their wedding to a senior prom. What a way to
Heistand's rates run $350 for a full day and $250
for a half day, with everything but beverages and food
included. It may not be the least expensive gift, but it
will be one they'll never forget.
Sure, there are lots of guides available locally, most
of them very good. But I know Mike pretty well, re-
spect his knowledge of local waters, trust him, and
know that he treats his clients well.
Or more traditionally ...
It's hard to go wrong giving your favorite fisher a
new piece of equipment. Buy it locally and they won't
even have to go far to exchange it for what they really
wanted in the first place.
Places like Island Discount Tackle are just brim-
ming with goodies for Christmas stockings, and they'll
gladly make exchanges. Bill Lowman and his staff say
that a personal wood Rod Rack at $44.95 is one of the
most popular items this year. If you'd rather stick to a
real rod, they've got tons of those at this time of the
year as well.
Yes, video has moved into the fishing arena. In this
case Chico Fernandez, one of South Florida's better-
known fishers, has a very interesting new video for
Devoted entirely to knots something every se-
rious fisher yearns to know more about "The Art of
Knot Tying" could be just the thing for the fisher in
your family. It's priced at $34.95.
I haven't been able to find it locally, but you can
order it by calling 1-800-267-0166 (toll free).
For up close
You can't beat a good pair of binoculars, especially
if there's a bird watcher in the family. I happen to own
a pair of Nikon 10x50s ($135) that work well, but you
can gain from my experience and buy the armored
models encased in rubber. That way you don't have to
worry about moisture or the occasional bump to the
binoculars that always makes your heart skip a beat.
In addition, big isn't always better in things like
binoculars once you start lugging them around. So con-
sider some of the new smaller models.
And maybe best of all
I like books and like to give books as gifts. Lucky
for us, there are lots of good books for folks who love
the water and the outdoors. For example, in my expe-
rience it's hard to beat the inexpensive pocket-sized
books in the Golden Guide series.
They're found in bookstores everywhere.
The Golden Guide series start you right at the be-
ginning assuming you know nothing about a par-
ticular subject and then provide clear, logically ar-
ranged information and loads of color illustrations. For
example, a favorite of mine is the Golden Guide Sea-
shores book. The price is less than $5.
Likewise, I've about worn out a copy of their ba-
sic orchid identification book carrying it to shows over
the past decade.
One step up the ladder in sophistication, and price,
are the National Audubon Society Pocket Guides.
Beautiful color photographs replace Golden Guide's
drawings, and even the paper is glossier.
These guides, also available at most book stores or
places like the Mote Marine Gift Shop, tend to be more
focused on a single subject. My particular favorite is
the "Familiar Birds of Sea and Shore." The price is $9.
Audubon also publishes pocket guides on subjects
such as seashells, marine mammals, seashore creatures
and even butterflies. They're all good.
All I want for Christmas...
... again this year is a new east net for mullet.
Something around 10 feet is about right, and this time,
I promise, I'll never ever loan it out to teenage boys like
I've done all those times before.
The times the nets never came back. Times they
were dropped off a bridge by lads who were very, very,
very sorry. But there was really no way for them to
replace the net since I'd been fiddling with it for a
couple of years.
So I would go out and visit Mr. Drymon again and
we'd talk about nets, I'd learn something and he'd sell me
another one. Sometimes a little bigger than the last one,
as sometimes I've learned a little more about throwing
them. Or at least I'd done some more throwing.
I wonder if Mr. Drymon's still out there? Oh, well,
Santa will know.
See you next week.
Christmas comes early for soccer Slovakians
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Island Football Club lost their second match
of the season to SFC Slovakia by a score of 4-2. The
game was closer than the final score would indicate as
the Islanders had trouble finishing scoring opportuni-
ties while Slovakia received two "gifts" from the ref-
eree scores on a penalty kick and a 10-yard indirect
kick. The referee also mistakenly singled out team cap-
tain Ken Bowers for profanity and sent him off the field
with a red card.
The complexion of the match was set early as the Is-
landers played their game in the first half: tough, hard-
nosed football while the Slovakians played their game:
take a "dive" anytime there was body contact. The
Slovakians were rewarded with countless free kicks.
The Slovakians got on the scoreboard first, mid-
way through the first half. The Islanders were pressing
forward offensively with Neil Fellowes taking the ball
down the left wing. He sent a cross in front of the goal
that Slovakia goalie misplayed but the Islanders didn't
capitalize. Alert defenders quickly cleared the ball and
Slovakia went on a swift counter attack and finished for
a 1-0 lead that held up until half-time.
The Islanders came out quickly in the second half
and "knotted" the score on an effort by Ken Bowers.
He stole the ball from a Slovakian on the Islanders
defensive side and made an end-to-end run finish-
ing it off by scoring on a shot just inside the far post.
The momentum of the game changed as the Island-
ers stepped up the pressure on the Slovakians. It was
at this point in the match that "Christmas" came early
for the Slovakians. First "man-of-the-match" Matt
Bowers ran down a Slovakian player and made a nice
tackle to clear the ball away but the referee rewarded
Sthe Slovakian player's counterfeit dive with a penalty
kick and a 2-1 lead.
The Islanders came back to knot the score again
despite the injustice. Danny Mitchell hit an indirect
kick that Matt Bowers finished with a beautiful header
to make the score 2-2.
The Islanders were pressuring the Slovakians
again. It looked like they could take the lead and con-
trol of the game when the referee made what would be
Neil Fellowes takes off past Slovakian defenders during Saturday's game. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
his biggest gaffe of the day. The Islanders were set to
take an indirect kick from the top of the box. Ken Bow-
ers asked the ref to step off the customary 10 yards to
the defenders before the ball is kicked.
The ref ignored Bowers or didn't hear him.
Bowers pleaded again and the ref stepped off the dis-
tance from the defender's wall to the ball the oppo-
site to the way it should be measured. He then sent
Bowers off the field with a red card for allegedly direct-
ing profanity at him.
If that didn't damper the Islanders' spirit, the next
call by the ref certainly did. The Slovakians sent a ball
into the box with a man giving chase. Goalie Lance
Bieker came out strong, defending his goal box, and
was called for a foul. The Slovakians were awarded an
indirect kick from 10 yards out and finished it off for
a 3-2 lead that they would not relinquish. They scored
yet another goal for the final margin of victory.
Man-of-the-match Matt Bowers played tough de-
fense all day and scored the Islanders' second goal.
The IFC thanks all the family and friends that
came out to support the team on Sunday. Special thanks
to Roger and Annie Mousseau, owners of Tip of the
Island Pub, who awarded every team member a Fos-
ters' oil can and fed the team after the game.
The IFC will aim for the winning track next Sun-
day, 1 p.m., at G.T. Bray in Bradenton against SFC
United the team that handed the Islanders their only
other loss this year. For information or field directions,
call me at 778-1635.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 12, 1996 0 PAGE 29 I[
Cold weather driving snook to hidey holes
By Mike Heistand
Cold fronts moving through on a regular basis are
sending snook to their winter hideouts.
That means snook will be holing up in the canals
around the island. A good time to catch them is at night.
"Rattle traps" work good and you can get some from
Matt Bowers at Island Discount Tackle. If you're nice
enough, Matt might even tell you where to catch the big
Bradenton Beach Pier Jim said they're catch-
ing a few snook at night, trout and a few redfish in the
day. Check it out. The pier got a facelift recently and
it's a good place to take the kids and feed'em, too.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Kelly said their
four-hour trip averaged 200 head of Key West grunts.
The six-hour charter came back with 60 black grouper,
mangrove snapper, grunts and porgies. The nine-hour
adventure brought home 50 head of black grouper,
mangrove snapper and porgies.
Rod & Reel Pier This is the place to go Satur-
day, Dec. 14, for the boat parade that starts at 6 p.m. in
Bimini Bay and will pass by the pier around 6:45 or 7
p.m. It's all good. Bill said the main catches this week
were snook and redfish.
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catches this week were mackerel, a few snook, a skate
and an octopus.
Perico Harbor Bait and Tackle Carl said the
wade fishermen are catching snook and spadefish. On
the docks, folks are getting black drum and trout. Red-
fish are scarce.
Annie's of Cortez Bait and Tackle Sue said that
Capt. Jim "Zack" Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II has been
getting a few snook but they're heading for their win-
ter retreats. Redfish of all sizes are being caught. Trout
are numerous and if you can get offshore, gag or black
grouper are the best bet. Zack has caught sheepshead
to eight pounds, bluefish to four and flounder to five
Galati Yacht Basin Chris said he's heard a few
people have been catching grouper in Tampa Bay at
southwest pass, Bean Point and the shipping channel at
Captains Marina -Tom reports snook and red-
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Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been getting trout,
redfish and a few keeper snook. Most of the catches
have been coming on the warmer days.
Capt. Mark Bradow said snook in the canals are
a good bet. He's also been catching them near boats
and docks, mostly on hand-picked large shrimp.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said snook fishing
has slowed down but if you want to catch them, go to
just about any of the Island canals. Offshore fishing for
black grouper is red hot with catches coming from two
to 10 miles out and fish to 10 pounds. Try trolling for
them using gold bombers and planers. Bill or Matt can
tell you how to rig them.
Winners in the Dec. 7 horseshoe games
were Bob Corkery of Holmes Beach and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were J.C.
Phillips of Bradenton Beach and Gene
Snedeker of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no mem-
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JUST ONE BLOCK TO THE BEACH! Elegant "newer"
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WEST BRADENTON family home with Florida room mint
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CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA with boat dock and davits.
Chance of a lifetime for waterfront island living at only
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Many quality upgrades including electric storm shutters.
Tennis, heated pool and spa. $155,000. Bob Burnett,
BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT, OPEN 3BR TOWNHOUSE. Eat-
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slip on sailboat water. Workshop. $269,900. Kathy
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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN. Open floor plan, neutral light
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EASY STROLL TO THE GULF. Spacious 3-story
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Situated on a lovely lagoon leading to the bay. $139,900.
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Island property sales
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 226 Island Village,
an elevated 1,454 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981,
was sold 11/15/96, Grace to O'Connellan, for
$107,000; list unknown
625 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a canalfront
ground-level 1,278 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in
1969 on a 100x115 lot, was sold 11/15/96, Monroe to
Crisp, for $187,000; list $219,000.
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Lovely neighborhood of executive homes.
Don't miss this great opportunity to own a
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or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986
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throughout. Spacious living room, Florida room,
utility room and workshop. Amid the tropical land-
scape there is a 15 x 15 gazebo with electric.
Truly a haven for your soul. Not a drive by.
$142,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
WALK TO BEACH, shopping and restaurants
from this charming refurbished 2BR/2BA home.
Large deck, fireplace and pleasant surroundings.
$135,000. Call for details. Call Pat Thompson
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many upgrades and renovations. Choice large
corner lot in Holmes Beach. Fenced yard. Home
warranty included. $164,900. Call Susan Hatch
HERON HARBOUR 2BR/2BA condo on first
floor. Quiet, secluded location. Pool, tennis. Close
to beaches, shopping. $67,900. Call Marion
Ragni 778-1504 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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123 51st St., Holmes Beach, a 100x100 lot, was
sold 11/18/96, Duket to Mapes & Mapes Inc, for
$115,000; list unknown.
426 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 901
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcp 1/2 duplex built in 1974 on a 3,638
sf lot, was sold 11/19/96, McLaughlin to Vejrostek, for
$62,000; list unknown.
4605 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,440
sfla 4bed/2bath/2cp duplex built in 1985 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 11/21/96, Seto to Forte, for $132,000; list
519 Blue Heron, Anna Maria, a 100x160 canalfront
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1.5 story, 4BR/3BA with updated guest apart-
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2,400 sq. ft. of living area, vaulted modern
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CHARMING ISLAND HOME 2BR/2BA home on
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porch. Spanish tile in kitchen/dining area.
#17832. $139,000. Call Roni McCuddin-Price
Gulf to Bay community. Walk
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dock, clubhouse. Low mainte-
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clear views of the Skyway, city pier and pristine nature.
TIFFANY 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, elevator. $185,000. #TDY15658.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK*MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$130,000 $160,000. 2BR/2BA, lushly landscaped backyard,
enclosed lanai, garage, potential for duplex. #TDY16062.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, heated pool, private beach, de-
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PALMA SOLA *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
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caged pool, large lot. Citrus, quiet street. #TDY17901.
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$190,000 $230,000. Bayfront elevated home with protected
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DIRECT GULFFRONT *MVP Seller will entertain offers
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224 OAK AVE: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, elevated home. Open and airy,
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Master suite ha his and her walk-in closets and whirlpool tub with
separate shower. Screened deck overlooks the boat ramp and dock
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TABLE 48" ROUND glass top, 4 chairs on casters,
upholstered seats and back. Beautiful rattan. Also 4
bicycles excellent condition. 778-2425.
LA-Z-BOY like new, used 6 months. Light fabric.
$225. Call 778-6953.
TWIN BEDSPREADS turquoise, like new. Phone
WALNUT DINING TABLE 42" square with 4 extra
leaves. Extends to 98". Includes 4 upholstered chairs.
Excellent condition. $150. Call (941) 778-0870.
BIG GAME JERKY! The perfect Christmas gift. Alli-
gator, elk, ostrich, buffalo. Gift boxes starting at $25.
778-2485. DSE Specialty Foods.
WANTED OLD SURF BOARDS broken and
unrideable OK. The older the better. Up to $20 each.
Call 778-5979, Bill or Kathy.
LIVE BAIT BARRELS custom built to suit 55 gallon
plastic. Use on boat or dock. Save that valuable live
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.
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.
SPECIAL SALE Lord's Warehouse Thrift Shop,
Mon., Wed. & Sat., 9:30 3:30. On premises -
Longboat Island Chapel, 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
HUGE YARD SALE Sat. & Sun., Dec. 14 & 15, 8 4.
4 families combined. 119 52nd Street, Holmes Beach.
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
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GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS New Disney sweat
shirts $8 ea., 2 for $15. New commercial 4 item gum/
candy vending machines. Cost $165, sell for $75 or
2 for $125. Many other new and used treasures.
Positively no early birds. Sat., Dec. 14, 9 1. 1011
Spoonbill Rd., Flamingo Cay.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Dec. 14, 8 2. Household
items, kitchen items and much more. 771 Jacaranda,
GARAGE SALE Sat. only, Dec. 14, 8 3. Lots of
glassware, kitchen utensils, miscellaneous house-
hold items. 8322 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Dec. 14, 9 5. Books, linens,
boat accessories, clothing, dishes, miscellaneous,
Christmas decor. 509 Spring Ave, Anna Maria.
2 FAMILY SALE Sat., Dec. 14, 9 1. Christmas
items, Fletcher sheet music, bedding, sleeping bags,
kitchen items, refrigerator and range. No junk. 207 &
602 Gladiolus, Anna Maria.
VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE for the 1997 Priva-
teers Thieves' Markets, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and Mar. 1.
Applications being mailed this week. Be sure you're
on the mailing list! Call 778-5777.
LOST BLACK CAT 7 months old in region of 69th
block of Holmes Blvd. Answers to the of Ninja. Child's
pet. Please call 778-1868 if found.
LOST CAT multi-color red/black/tiger. Female, 7 years.
Vicinity Willow Ave., Anna Maria. Call 778-2634.
BIG GAME JERKY and snack sticks now available
for retail outlets. Alligator, ostrich, elk, buffalo. Great
for booth sales, fund raising, etc. Good profit. DSE
Specialty Foods 778-2485.
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Toll Free 1-800-865-0800
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) -We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
WENDY'S TLC PET CARE SERVICE. Just call
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT in Holmes Beach. Call
BOAT DOCK FOR RENT deep water, easy access
water and electric at dock. Holmes Beach. 778-5963.
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.,
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.
COMPUTER TUTOR WANTED with good working
knowledge of Windows 95 and Internet. Anna Maria
area. Call 778-2907, leave message.
DISHWASHER NEEDED 5 nights per week, 5 10
pm. Friday and Saturday off. Call Ciao Italia 383-0010.
NOW HIRING ALL POSITIONS Apply in person af-
ter 4 pm to Crown & Thistle British Pub & Restaurant,
2519 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
RETAIL SALES for health food store. Knowledgeable
background necessary, full or part time. Call 778-5181.
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your
S. .island property.
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can make your
Wagner Realty Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive
SSALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
l RPlanning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
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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.
.,... REALTY a. ...
*We ARE the Island.'
9805 .Gull D-r PO BSB x 835 A,na Maria. Flr,da 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!
2BR/2BA Island get-a-way on the north end of Anna Maria.
Walk to Bean Point and the Rod & Reel Pier. Lush tropical
landscaping surrounds this lovely home. Easy to see! Offered
at just $177,500. Reduced to $172,500.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
S970 GulDnv P 0 Box 717 .nna Mada. FL34216
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
ON THE GRAND CANAL OF ANNA MARIA
Modern 3 bedroom, 2 bath canalfront home (one bed-
room is a neat loft with ships stairs) featuring a 2-way
fireplace between living room and dining room, 2-car
garage, huge downstairs foyer opening to caged pool.
A 16 x 20 workshop off the foyer and a boat garage
facing the canal. 2,016 sq. ft. living area. $295,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
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HELPWANTED CnndISEISoie ,. I
EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER REQUIRED for 50
unit beachfront resort on Longboat Key. Qualifica-
tions essential. Phone 383-2434.
WANTED GUITAR TEACHER for beginning student.
Please call 778-2806.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
PIZZA AND ICE CREAM SHOP for sale. For infor-
mation call 778-4408 or 778-2815.
QUALIFIED IN HOME HEALTH CARE 20 years ex-
perience in all phases. Nights now available starting
at $25. Excellent local references. Call 778-2085.
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.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Fast service. Island
pick-up and delivery. Smoke free environment. Ref-
erences available. Phone 778-2085.
GENERAL CLEANING & REPAIRS Apartments,
condos, homes, rentals. Weekly, monthly, hourly or
one time. Dependable Island residents. Trustworthy,
HOMES, CONDOS, RENTALS, COMMERCIAL
cleaning. Experienced professional couple with im-
peccable local references. Island resident over 4
years. Call 778-3989.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
NEVER WAX AGAIN! Attention car, boat and aircraft
owners. We'll polish your investment with acrylic
polish. We're mobile. Call 778-5215.
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and the best results from classified ads and service
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
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).
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.
LOCAL HANDYMAN lawns, trimming, clean-up,
what-have-you, screen repair, paint jobs. Island resi-
dent. Call Pete at 778-8436.
WE FIX WE PAINT WE CLEAN apartments,
houses, etc. Call Bob and Jean at 778-8655. Excel-
lent local Island references.
RELIABLE HANDYMAN Small jobs and odd jobs are
my specialty. Licensed and insured. Call Tom the
Handyman at (941) 761-8182.
HOME MAINTENANCE REPAIRS over 35 years
experience in all phases for residential, condos and
mobile homes. Small jobs preferred. Bill 778-2409.
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 sea-
son $700 mo., season $1,100 mo. 211 South Bay
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA. Available
Dec. 12 Dec. 29, 2 people. $350 wk., no pets.
JUST LISTED! North end of Anna Maria
and directly across from the beach on extra
large lot. 3BR/2BA split plan plus family
room. Fireplace and turnkey furnished.
JUST LISTED! Perico Island beautiful turn-
key furnished first floor condo. 2BR/2BA,
glass enclosed lanai, carport and two outside
storage rooms. Fabulous community with
pool, exercise room and clubhouse.
VILLAGE GREEN single family home di-
rectly on the 15th tee! 2BR/2BA, screened
lanai and spa, 2-car garage. $114,900.
NEW LISTING OF THE WEEK!
LARGE HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX.
2BR/2BA each side with no common
wall. Covered parking, shell drive and
white picket fence make this a charmer.
SMUGGLERS LANDING ... just listed con-
dominium tucked away in Cortez. $148,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB Several condos and
villas available in the area's finest community
ideally located between town and the is-
lands. Gated entry, clubhouses, pools, spas
and tennis amenities. From $89,900 to
REDUCED! Canalfront home in Anna
Maria with spacious Florida room with wood
burning stove, large deck and lot with court-
yard entrance. $209,000.
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Exceptional 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.
2BR/2BA ground level unit priced at
$119,900. Also 1 BR/1 BA and 2BR/2BA
units available from $82,500. Amenities
include swimming pool and tennis
courts. Vacation home or rental (on-site
property manager). Across from beach.
Spacious 5BR/2.5BA Island residence on
a double lot with lush tropical landscaping
and a short walk to prime beach.
$179,000. Call David Moynihan 778-7976.
JUST LISTED! Exceptional top floor unit
with spectacular views of bay and Gulf.
Upgraded appliances, 2 balconies and
spacious floor plan. Pool, deep water
dockage and across from wide sandy
beach. Offered at $199,900. Call Ed
Oliveira at 778-1751.
IMPERIAL HOUSE REDUCED!
2BR/1 BA totally upgraded unit. New car-
pet, breakfast bar, walk-in shower, low
maintenance fees. Reduced to $92,500.
Call Ed Oliveira at 778-1751.
* Wooded 100 x 100 single family or
duplex. $82,500. Call David Moynihan
* Residential lot, convenient to shopping
and restaurants. Outstanding Gulf view!
$122,900. Call David Moynihan 778-7976.
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Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
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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.
ANNA MARIA canal/bay view, boat dock. Nice 2BR/
1BA home, sun room, screen porch, completely fur-
nished. $1,000 mo. plus deposit seasonal Jan.
through Apr. (813) 985-1965 or (813) 985-1745.
BEACH HOUSE Anna Maria Island. Gulffront, great
view. 3BR/2BA, garage, furnished. Available for
Christmas, Jan., Feb., Apr., May, June. Week or
month. Call (813) 949-0104.
DUPLEX BRADENTON BEACH waterfront, dock,
davits. 3BR/2BA, laundry room, modern, walk to
beach, view Intracoastal. $850 mo. 1st, last. Annual.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA. Available
Dec. 12 Dec. 29. Two people, $350 wk., no pets.
ANNUAL DUPLEX RENTAL 3BR/2BA, close to
beach. Unit includes washer/dryer and covered deck.
$1,000 mo. plus security. Available immediately. Call
Wagner Realty at 778-2246.
GULFFRONT AND BAYFRONT condos. 2BR/2BA,
pool. $2,000 $2,500 mo. Call Smith REALTORS at
GULFFRONT DUPLEX 1BR/2BA units. $1,600 -
$1,800 mo. Call Smith REALTORS at 778-0770.
SAN REMO SHORES 2BR/2BA canalfront home.
$2,200 mo. Call Smith REALTORS at 778-0770.
ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA canalfront home.
Home includes screened porch and washer/dryer
hookup. $900 mo. plus security. Call Wagner
Realty at 778-2246.
FLAMINGO BY THE BAY 1BR/1BA canalfront condo.
$1,200 mo. Call Smith REALTORS at 778-0770.
EFFICIENCIES AND DUPLEXES short walk to
beach. $1,000 -$1,600 mo. Call Smith REALTORS
LARGE BEACH HOUSE direct Gulf view. $2,200
mo. Call Smith REALTORS at 778-0770.
AVAILABLE LAST 2 WEEKS in December. Furnished
apartment near beach. $225 wk. Call 778-3359.
USE MY PRETTY elevated home Jan. through Apr.
2BR/2BA, carports, on lake. No pets. $1,400, 3 mo.
LOOKING FOR 2 HONEST and responsible women
to share my home with me in exchange for house-
keeping duties. No smokers. Call 778-5204.
COMMERCIAL SPACE IN Holmes Beach Shopping
Center. Approximately 300 sq. ft. $400 mo. including
electric. Available Jan. 1. Call Jim at 778-2507.
ROOMMATE NEEDED home furnished with pool.
Two blocks from the Gulf on Holmes Beach. 1BR/
1BA. $500 including utilities. Female. 778-4078.
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW 2BR on dead end street
along Gulf. No traffic. Washer/dryer. Quaint, quiet,
cozy. H.B. Apr. $1,200 mo., $600 wk. 778-0990.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT BESTVIEW 3BR/2BA,
exclusive north end. Fireplace in top floor master
suite. Deck, patio, tropical garden. $1,200 wk.,
$3,000 mo. 778-0990.
FEBRUARY RENTAL 2BR/2BA condo Gulffront
complex. Heated pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, tennis.
ON THE GULF Two 1BR apartments. $1,800 and
$2,200 for the Jan. Feb. season. $2,600 and
$3,200 for Jan. Mar. 778-5959.
HOLMES BEACH charming 2BR duplex, furnished
turnkey for high season. Available for Christmas and
Jan. $1,200 mo. Call 778-7932.
SUNBOW CAY CONDO for rent 2BR/2BA House
for rent 3BR/2BA pool, fenced, 2 lanais, just remod-
eled. Both for Dec. Jan. Call 792-1554.
DECEMBER 12 29 only $280 wk. double occu-
pancy. 1BR/1BA duplex. Clean and comfortable.
One block to beach, grocery, drug store and other
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.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE condo for sale by
owner. Priced at $143,000. 3BR/2BA. Call for ap-
pointment. 778-2629. Open house Sundays, Dec.
8 15, 10 1. 235 64th Street.
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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
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 SELLING ELEVATED HOME in Anna
Maria City. 2BR/2BA, 2 living rooms, garage, work-
shop, storage, warranty. $197,000. Call 778-4543 to
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
fireplace, 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 southern exposure, liv-
ing room, dining room, eat-in kitchen. 1,880 sq. ft.
with new seawall and boat dock. $289,500 as is.
HOLMES BEACH CONDO on Intracoastal. 2BR/
2BA, 1,200 sq. ft., nice views, overlooking pool,
many upgrades, newly furnished. $97,500. Call
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.
4ore thean_ mullet wrapper!
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.
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.
LOVELY NEW 2BR/2BA HOME. Pella windows, tile
floors and carpeted. Come see. 3301 6th Ave.,
HOLMES BEACH spacious 2-year old 3BR/2BA,
1,500 sq. ft. with 650 sq. ft. additional room. Covered
porch, much more. By owner $194,500. 778-2806.
3BR/2BA HOME ON north end. Big screened lanai,
luxury bath, metal roof, park 4 6 cars, storage ga-
lore. $199,000. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream
OPEN HOUSE Sat. & Sun., Dec. 14 & 15, 1 4.
Island Village beach condo. Spacious, upscale,
2BR/2BA, beautifully decorated with panoramic
view of bay and Sunshine Skyway bridge. Over
1,500 sq. ft., large porch, 2 pools, tennis. Quiet
location yet convenient to everything. Priced thou-
sands under appraised value at $110,000 firm, by
BEACH SIDE OF NORTH SHORE "One of a kind"
2BR/2BA + den + art studio + Florida room. Caged
pool and lovely gardens just steps to beach.
$339,000. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream
INDUSTRIAL CONDO $49,900. Yvonne Higgins,
Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
IRONWOOD CONDO 5th floor, on golf course.
1BR/1.5BA, partly furnished. $55,000. By owner,
BY OWNER HOLMES BEACH Short walk to Gulf.
Ground level, 2,400 sq. ft. under roof. Total of 4BR/
3BA, large Florida room, guest quarters. $269,000.
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
A very private condominium featuring swim-
ming pools, tennis courts and boat docks.
Select from one of these units available now!
UNIT 252 3BR/3BA townhouse 215,000. Call
UNIT 22 2BR/2BA $144,900. Downstairs unit
in excellent condition. Call Mary Ann Schmidt
or Helen White
UNIT 164 2BR/2BA $139,900. Many up-
grades, bright end unit. Call Dick Maher or
UNIT 232 2BR/2BA $137,500. Downstairs,
furnished. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
UNIT 154 2BR/2BA $130,000. Downstairs
corner unit. upgraded kitchen, carport. Call
CANALFRONT HOME $199,900 Private
dock with water & electricity. Home is light with
plenty of windows. Nice inside utility room with
plenty of room for hobbies. Call Helen White
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SPECTACULAR $439,000 3BR/2BA at the
end of wide canal. Completely updated in 1996.
Caged heated pool and spa, boat dock with
wrap-around dock. 2-car garage, automated
lawn sprinkler and much, much more. Call Bob
or Lu Rhoden 778-2692
SERENITY & SECURITY $274,500
Extensive upgrades dominate this lovely 2BR/
2BA townhouse with breathtaking views of
Sarasota Bay. Two pools, two tennis courts 24-
hour guarded gate. Home warrant. Call Bob &
Penny Hall 506-2239.
POINTE WEST VILLA $66,900 2BR/2BA
located in a private community, club house,
pool, security system. Refrigerator, A/C and hot
water: one-year old. New screened porch. Call
Paul Martin 794-0049.
FLAMINGO CAY CANALFRONT HOME
$199,500 3BR/2BA garage. Boater's dream on
cul-de-sac. Direct access to Intracoastal Water-
way. New 10,000 lb. lift. Call Rose Schnoerr
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ELEVATED ANNA MARIA HOME
$224,900 3BR/2BA vaulted ceilings, inside util-
ity room, light neutral colors throughout. Built-ins
in bathroom and bedrooms. Close to restaurants,
shopping and community center. Call Mary Ann
Schmidt or Helen White 778-4931.
CANALFRONT $59,900 2BR/1.5BA
townhouses with available boat dock in great
canalfront community overlooks pool and
courtyard REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE. Call
Chard Winheim 778-6743.
PERICO BAY CLUB
Gated community. Tennis courts, pool & spa,
clubhouse, lush landscaping, 24 hour
guarded security gate. Walking, boating,
biking. Wildlife preserve.
899 WATERSIDE Unit 43 2BR/2BA Immacu-
late villa, split BR, loft, den $119,900 Call
1105 EDGEWATER 2BR/2BA Garage with
extra storage. Tile in foyer & kitchen $124,500
Call Rose Schnoerr.
1288 SPOONBILL LANDINGS 2BR/2BA St.
Bart's model. Great view with open deck
$129,900. Call Janis Van Steenburgh.
1273 SPOONBILL LANDINGS 2BR/2BA
Former model. 2-car garage. $132,000. Call
1209 EDGEWATER 2BR/2BA Fantastic Bay
views "B" model. $134,000. Call Rose Schnoerr
508 WOODSTORK 2BR/2BA, 2-car garage,
waterview professional interior. $144,500. Call p
1175 EDGEWATER 2BR/2BA. Spectacular a
view of Palma Sola Bay. Upgrades. $149,900
Call Rose Schnoerr
1260 SPOONBILL LANDINGS 2BR/2BA. ?
Largest Perico Bay Club Villa. Den can be
third bedroom $149,900 Call Dick Maher or
1281 EDGEWATER CIRCLE 3BR/2BA
Wide view of bay. End unit. $187,000. Call
1395 PERICO POINT 3BR/2BA $20,000
worth of upgraded built into the unit $219,000.
Call Rose Schnoerr