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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE DECEMBER 19, 1996


Mayor resigns


from Island


road group
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner resigned
from the Island Transportation Planning Organization
last week following an unsuccessful bid to gain the
1997 chairmanship for his city.
In a memo to the city council VanWagoner said, "It
was always intended that an elected official from the
participating cities was qualified to serve, and most
likely would do as well as (or better than) the mayors.
For this period I think the city would be best served by
the membership of a council person."
VanWagoner recommended Councilwoman Billie
Martini, the council's alternate to the ITPO, and he
noted that "she has the most experience and knowledge
of MPO (Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization) programs and processes, plus a natural
interest in this field."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said Council
Chairman and Vice Mayor Luke Courtney should be
the city's representative.
"This person could potentially be on the MPO to
represent our city," Whitmore noted. "Luke's more
aware of what's going on."
Councilman Ron Robinson defended Martini be-
cause she is the alternate and said Whitmore should
have raised that issue when Martini was named alter-
nate.
Councilman Don Maloney said he has a problem
with Courtney being the representative because
Courtney's wife, Joy, is a member of the Citizens'
Advisory Committee to the MPO.
VanWagoner said Martini should be present for the
discussion. She was ill and unable to attend the work
session. Council agreed and plans to continue the dis-
cussion at its Jan. 14 work session.


... and greater

flexibility now

offered to Island

reps at MPO
By Paul Roat
Florida legislators changed laws regarding voting
practices of members and alternates to the state's re-
gional transportation planning organizations earlier this
year.
With the change comes the ability of alternates to
cast votes on matters coming before the state's metro-
politan planning organizations, something previously
not allowed.
"An appointed alternate member must be an
elected official serving the same governmental entity
or a general-purpose local government with jurisdiction
within all or part of the area that the regular member
serves," is how the new language in the statutes reads.
Previous language stated alternate members
"...may vote at any MPO meeting at which the regu-


Christmas

customs varied
By David Futch
Islander Reporter
In England and America, Santa secretly
slides down a chimney to bring presents to all
good little boys and girls.
In Scandinavia and Germany, Santa is more
PLEASE SEE CHRISTMAS, PAGE 2


lar members in attendance do not comprise a quorum."
What the change means is that any one of the three
members of the Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization may attend, participate and vote on matters
that come before the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization as long as they agree on a
single alternate among themselves well in advance of
the MPO meeting and notify the MPO executive direc-
tor of who will be attending.
Let's use the Key Royale Bridge replacement re-
quest as an example. Say the Holmes Beach represen-
tative to the Island transportation group believes his or
her expertise on the issue would make them a better
representative to explain the issue to the MPO. If the
Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach representatives con-
cur, Holmes Beach could represent Islanders before the
MPO on that issue.
The same logic would hold true for Anna Maria's
bike paths or drainage improvements in Bradenton
Beach under this hypothetical situation.


Views of the
season
The Island is bedecked
with lights and festivities
during this holiday season.
Above, a house on Magno-
lia Avenue in Anna Maria
is brightly adorned. At
left, a holiday favorite,
poinsettias, grow in
Ss abundance at Manatee
AFruit Farm in Cortez.
Islander Photos: Bonner
Presswood, Paul Roat

Boat parade winners
announced
The sailboat Dolphin was the "best in
parade" winner at Saturday's Ninth Annual
Christmas Lighted Boat Parade in the waters
off Anna Maria Island.
The sailboat, with its leaping dolphins
and jolly red-suited passengers, was one of 15
boats the participated in the event.
Jim Williams was the owner of the Dol-
phin, a Hereshoff-designed two-masted craft.
Hundreds of people turned out to watch
the boats as they meandered through Bimini
Bay, out the pass at the north end of the wa-
terway into Tampa Bay to the Rod and Reel
Pier.
Other winners in the boat parade included
the following.
Gordon Shook's Defiant, under-25-foot
class. Second place, Chuck Stealey's Green
PLEASE SEE PARADE, NEXT PAGE


Holiday classified ad deadline is
noon Friday, Dec. 20.
The Islander Bystander office will
close at noon Dec. 24
and on Christmas Day.







SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ....................................... ...... 6
Those W ere the Days .................................... 7
Island M ap............................................. ....... 18
Crossword puzzle..................................... .. 36


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND






EB PAGE 2 0 DECEMBER 19, 1996 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Anna Maria trying

to solve bridge

problems
By Frank Cunningham
Islander Reporter
"We got sold down the river," said Anna
Maria Public Works Director Phil Charnock.
Or sold over the inlet.
The new pedestrian bridge spanning Lake
LaVista Inlet on North Bay Boulevard slated
for completion this month has a few problems.
The guard rail doesn't fit, the connecting side-
walks aren't the same grade and a $7,000 tele-
phone utility pole will have to be removed.
Phil Charnock will meet this week with


Progress on the pedestrian bridge in Anna Maria
lowed due to problems. Islander Photo: David Futch
Florida Department of Transportation officials in an
attempt to resolve the difficulties. The $171,000
bridge adjacent to the humpback bridge was de-
signed, built and paid for by the DOT.


Christmas
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
up front about it, knocking on doors like normal people.
Christmas customs are old and varied and can be
traced to beliefs originating where one lives.
The name Christmas is from the old English
Cristes maesse (Christ's mass). Older still is the use of
Yule from the Germanic root geol. The traditional
Christmas is not a single day but a prolonged period,
normally from Dec. 24 to Epiphany on Jan. 6.
The actual birthday of Jesus is not known and thus
the early church fathers in the 4th century fixed the day
as was most convenient. The best fit seemed to be
around the old Roman Saturnalia festival on the first
day of winter.
In 273, Emperor Aurelianus invented a new pagan
religion, the cult of Sol Invictus or invincible sun, with the
birthday of this god set on Dec. 25. Christian priests saw
this choice as doubly meritorious, using the old custom-
ary and popular feasting date but changing the rough pa-
gan ways into a more civilized commemoration.
The first mention of the birthday of Jesus is from
the year 354.
Light is as important to Christmas now as it was
during the pagan midwinter festivities. It was the time
when the sun ceased to wane and began growing stron-
ger and brighter. Imitation candles and bonfires helped
drive away the forces of cold and darkness.
To the Christian community, the lighting of
candles took on the additional symbolic significance of
Jesus as the Light of the World.


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Christmas candles shining.from windows is a cus-
tom still practiced in Europe. In Sweden, St. Lucy ap-
pears wearing a crown of candles. In Victorian En-
gland, tradesmen made annual gifts of candles to their
loyal customers.
In many parts of the world, the Advent candles
reflect the dawning season and remind us of the com-
ing Light.
Santa's cap probably originated with the bishop's
mitre of St. Nicholas. The mitre resembles and possi-
bly derives from the headgear of old Magi mages,
Persian priests, the other Christmas givers.
Gift giving has many roots. There is St. Nicholas,
the anonymous benefactor; the tradition of Magi giv-
ing precious gifts to baby Jesus; the Roman custom of
giving gifts of good luck to children during the old
Roman Saturnalia festival, a traditional pagan festivity
with unruly celebrations. The givers of presents are
many: Jesus himself, Old Father Christmas, Santa
Claus, a goat, Befana the female Santa in Italy, the
three Magi, Christmas gnomes, various saints, the
Kolyada in Russia and the Joulupukki in Finland.
An old Finnish tradition did not necessarily involve
a giver of the presents at all because an unseen person
threw the gifts in from the door and disappeared.
The practice of sending Christmas greeting cards
to friends was initiated in 1843 by Sir Heniy Cole in
England. J.C. Horsely produced 1,000 copies and sold
them in London.
Louis Prang, a German-born printer, made the first
American cards in 1875 at his Roxbury, Mass., shop.
Prang did more than anyone to popularize cards by insti-
tuting nationwide contests for the best Christmas designs.
Renaissance Italy is credited with creating the first
Christmas carols, which were lighter and more joyous
than Medieval Christmas music that followed the
Gregorian chants.
The earliest Christmas songs date from the 4th
century and were created by the Catholic Church be-
cause the Catholics valued music greatly.
To carol comes from the French word caroler,
meaning to dance in a ring.
In Protestant countries, the tradition of carols and
caroling intensified. Martin Luther wrote and com-
posed his Christmas song "From Heaven Above I
Come to You." Music by Mendelssohn and Handel was
adapted and used as Christmas carols.
The most famous of all, Silent Night (Stille Nacht,
Heilige Nacht) was written by the Austrian parish priest
Joseph Mohr and the music was composed by Franz
Gruber, church organist, in 1818.
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Parade
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Flash.
Bob Herndon's Cliche, over-25-foot class.
Second place, Bill Saunder's Moon Shadow.
Jim William's Dolphin, sailboat class. Sec-
ond place, Jack Liddell's Skipjack II.
Manatee Airboat Tour's Turbulence, com-
mercial division. Second place, Capt. George
Glazer's Mystic Dolphin.
Chuck Stealey and Frank Derfler were co-
chairs of the event and handed out more than
$500 worth of prizes and gift certificates during
the award ceremonies. Aiding the co-chairs were
Roger Byron and Don Schroder.
Judges for the event were Joan and Carl
Voyle, Dan Parsons, Barbara Fisher and Sandy
Martens.
Area merchants participating in the event in-
cluded Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Barnett Bank,
BOAT/US, Down the Hatch, First National Bank
of Manatee, Galati Marine, Island Foods, Rod
and Reel Pier, Rotten Ralph's, Sandbar Restau-
rant and Shells.
Also providing services were The Islander
Bystander, the Bradenton Herald and Back Bay
Steakhouse.
And a great time was had by all!


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 19, 1996 0 PAGE 3 IE


A City of Holmes Beach plan to beautify the en-
trance to the city along Manatee Avenue has been put
on hold.
The city hoped to plant 20 palm trees between Anna
Maria Bridge and the traffic light at Manatee Avenue and
East Bay Drive donated by resident Scott Ricci.
The palm trees were removed from the Woodlands
golf course Ricci is constructing in Ellenton.


The permit for the city's landscaping plans on
Manatee Avenue from the Florida Department of
Transportation was delayed so long that Ricci had to
make alternate plans and put the trees elsewhere on his
property. Ricci said the trees are in excellent health,
contrary to complaints received that the trees died
awaiting transplant.
The city's DOT permit is still pending.


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Flower power?
Linda Barrett-O'Neill is still making headlines. The former mayor of Bradenton Beach is a Venice garden
shop owner and originator of the pictured billboard on U.S. 41. Residents, as told by the Sarasota Herald-
Tribune, are outraged by the signs, which the paper described as drawing "withering glances." One resident
described the banner as "the tackiest piece of advertising I've ever seen." Barrett-O'Neill was mayor in
Bradenton Beach in the late 1980s. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


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Bradenton Beach
12/19, 7 p.m. Council meeting. Agenda: request
for construction of dock adjacent to city-owned
property, appeal to occupational license tax,
request to use barge at Bayside Park, approval of
final construction plans for Bradenton Beach
Fishing Pier, vice mayor selection, bikeway
discussion, Beach House request for New Year's
Eve fireworks display, name tags request, occupa-
tional license conference travel request by city
clerk and council reports.

Holmes Beach
12/19, 10 a.m., Planning Commission, CAN-
CELED

Of Interest
12/18, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Bradenton Beach City Hall,
CANCELED.
12/21, 10:30 p.m., Holmes Beach Civic Asso-
ciation Christmas Party, Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Holiday Closings
* Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach
and Longboat Key City offices will be closed on
Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.

Waste Management collections scheduled for
Dec. 25 will be picked up on Dec. 28. Those
scheduled for Jan. 1 will be picked up on Jan. 4.

The Anna Maria Fire District office in Holmes
Beach will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach
will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1.
The Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton
Beach will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.


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Islanders want Key Royale Bridge


rehabbed right away


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
We want a bridge and we want it now!
That was the sentiment expressed by some Key
Royale residents last week at a public hearing on the
Key Royale Bridge replacement project.
"I don't care who builds it," said one resident.
"We need this bridge. I hope its not my house that
burns to the ground because the fire truck can't get
here. Now quit the politics and get this bridge built."
About 90 residents packed the Key Royale Club
to hear Florida Department of Transportation repre-
sentatives explain their preliminary design for a re-
placement bridge, answer
questions and take public
comment on the project.
The replacement is not
funded by the department
at the present time. The es-
timated cost is $970,000.
"The department
will analyze all the com-
ments along with the engi-
Bizerra neering and environmental
work and make a final as-
sessment," DOT District Project Development Engi-
neer Marlon Bizerra explained. "The design will be
completed in the fall of 1997."
Bizerra said a DOT inspection of the bridge last
year showed a sufficiency rating of seven. This in-
cludes a rating of its structural integrity and a rating
of its function, that is, how many vehicles use the
bridge daily. Sufficiency ratings range from 0 to 80.
When a bridge is rated below 10, inspections in-
crease to once a year.
"After giving consideration to all these elements,
we can conclude the bridge does need to be re-
placed," he said.
The proposed bridge will be longer and wider
than the present one in order to eliminate the sight
distance problem, said Bizerra. The present bridge is
27 feet wide and 78 feet long. The proposed bridge
will be 42.5 feet wide and 134 feet long. It will have
two 11.8-foot lanes, a 7.8-foot bike lane and a 1.5-
foot shoulder beside a 6.4-foot sidewalk.
The bulkheads under the bridge will be moved
back eight to nine feet on each side to widen the in-
let. This will slow down the scouring action of the
tide which has caused problems in the past. The hori-
zontal clearance under the bridge will be widened
from 24 to 33 feet. The bridge will also be six inches
higher.

Questions, comments
from residents
Several residents asked about funding to build
the bridge and Bizerra politely explained that he was
only here to present the design and had no informa-
tion on funding.
"Why did the DOT spend $100,000 on a design


Paul Swanberg, center, points out a few problems with the Key Royale Bridge to DOT's Marlon Bizerra
during last week's design presentation. Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood


Write to comment,

complain about

Key Royale Bridge
Holmes Beach residents who would like
to file a written comment about the proposed
Key Royale Bridge design can write David A
Twiddy, P.E., District Secretary, Florida De-
partment of Transportation, 801 N. Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831-1249.
Residents who would like to file a formal
complaint about the design can write Lori
Spruce, District Compliance Manager, Florida
Department of Transportation, 801 N. Broad-
way, Bartow, FL 33831-1249.
Residents who would like a copy of the
transcript of the Dec. 11 DOT public hearing
on the bridge can write Attention: public
records request, Florida Department of Trans-
portation, 801 N. Broadway, Bartow, FL
33831-1249. Transcripts will be available in
two to three weeks.


that's not funded?" Frances Smith-Williams asked.
There are different steps in the process, Bizerra
said. The first one is the preliminary design and en-


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The schematic drawing of the bridge, still unfunded. Much of the seawall work the city did last year will have
to be removed under the proposed design.


gineering study, now being presented. The second
step is completing the design. The third step is ob-
taining funding for construction.
"We are beginning a positive motion to help
with the replacement of this bridge as opposed to
doing nothing," he pointed out.
Funding is done in conjunction with the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion, DOT Public Involvement Coordinator Elise
Elsberry added.
"This year for the first time, we held workshops
with the MPO throughout the district and asked the
people to tell us their priorities," she explained.
"We gave that list to the MPO and they priori-
tized the projects. Those projects are added into the
new fifth year (of the MPO's five-year plan). Our
planning people the try to match the projects with
dollars."
She said it takes about two years to complete
each step outlined by Bizerra, which allows time to
seek funding or save for the next step in the project.
The DOT began the first phase, the preliminary de-
sign, because the MPO recognized the bridge as a
concern.
"Tonight we're telling you what we found out
and what we recommend and we want your com-
ments on the proposal," she said. "It then goes back
to local government, whether it be the city, the
county or the MPO, to figure out where the money
is coming from to take it to the next step."
What is the life expectancy of the current bridge,
Don Schroder asked.
Bizerra said it's not his department's responsi-
bility to do that type of inspection. He said it's the
city's responsibility to hire an engineering firm to
inspect the pilings and the portion underwater.
"If an engineering firm told us the bridge was in
considerably worse shape than we thought, what's
the next step?" Sue Normand asked.
"If we were to get a report by a certified engi-
neering consulting firm that shows this bridge is in
a lot worse shape than we currently have evaluated
it at, it's not something we would ignore," Elsberry
replied.
Schroder asked if the abutments could be saved.
The city had them repaired in 1995 at a cost of
$450,000.
Bizerra said the DOT will perform a detailed hy-
draulic analysis to determine if they can be used.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner asked
what the life expectancy of the proposed bridge is.
Bizarra replied, 50 years.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 19, 1996 0 PAGE 5 I0


Descendant says no to cellular tower

on Holmes Beach city property


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Cellular phone customers in Holmes Beach and
Anna Maria might as well look for other "calling op-
tions." Locked into stipulations on the deed to prop-
erty donated to Holmes Beach for city facilities, GTE
will get apparently receive a final "no" to its request for
a cell tower at city hall.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner received a
letter from Dr. Caroline Boyer stating opposition to a com-
mercial use of city property for a cellular phone tower.
Boyer is a descendant of one of the doners of the property.
Several months ago officials from GTE asked the
council to allow them to construct a cellular phone
tower at city hall in order to improve reception on the
Island. The company offered to tear down the city's
current tower, let the city use the new tower for police
communications and deed the tower to the city.


The council learned that when the land at city hall was
donated to the city, a reverter clause was put in the deed.
If the city uses the land for any reason other than a mu-
nicipal purpose, the land reverts to the original grantors.
The city had been seeking replies from the descen-
dants of the two grantors. According to Councilwoman
Carol Whitmore, one of the descendants, Hugh Holmes
Sr., said if council could find a way within the deed to
allow the project, he had no problem with it. However,
his written response has not been received.
Boyer, the other descendant, did not respond to the
city's inquiry until last week.
She wrote, "The deed restrictions included by my
father and the Holmeses when they donated this prop-
erty to the city seem as appropriate today as when the
property was given to the city. I am personally opposed
to any commercial use of the property. A cellular com-
munications tower is a commercial use."


Verdict looms in Longboat Key dispute


By Frank Cunningham
Islander Correspondent
A pendulum of conflicting testimony swung back and
forth in federal court for the past three weeks. Now it's the
jury's turn to decide if Murray "Murf" Klauber, owner of
the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort, is entitled to mil-
lions in damages from the town of Longboat Key.
Amid charges by Klauber that the town "was out
to get me" and subjected him to the worst kind of
"hanky-panky," former Town Manager Al Cox testi-
fied that the town revoked Klauber's building permit
for "The Reserve" because no "substantial work" had
been completed at the job site.
Cox said, "Public Works Director Len Smally told
Klauber to cap five pilings by June 5. Klauber didn't
do it. I would have required more pilings capped."
Klauber is seeking damages in excess of $30 mil-
lion for his construction costs, lost profits and punitive
damages related to the town's decision to revoke his
building permit for the $36 million luxury spa.


The town's trial attorney, Edward Ryan, said The
Reserve wasn't adequately financed and that the Bank
of Boston canceled Klauber's construction financing
on March 9, 1988.
The town issued Klauber a permit Feb. 3, 1987, to
build a 57-unit spa on eight acres in the 2400 block of Gulf
of Mexico Drive. Klauber removed the old Far Horizons
Resort buildings and erected 500 pilings in 1988.
On May 10, 1988, Smally testified, "I gave
Klauber until June 5, 1988, to do substantial work and
when I went out to the job site on June 6 and saw no
work being done I revoked the permit."
"Smally told me financial excuses would not be
valid criteria for extending a permit," Klauber said.
"Nine days later, the Town Commission amended the
code to substantiate Smally's claim. This was hank-
panky of the worst kind."
But former Town Attorney Scott Christianson tes-
tified, "The code was amended to prevent a recurrence
of the Cedars East condominium problem which also


We need help
Joe Vona and Jack Bishop work on a beautification
project on Gulf Boulevard in Anna Maria City. They
need volunteers for watering once a week and want
donations of any plants or flowers that are beach
hardy. Call Joe at 778-6086for more information.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Carolyn Pepka

involved a project which had not performed substan-
tial work in March 1988."
Answering charges by Klauber that he was singled
out by the town, Cox said the Promenade, Cedars East
and Beaches of Longboat condominiums were other
developments which had been cited for performing no
substantial work.
Klauber said the town's refusal to reinstate the
permit and the down-zoning of the property from 71 to
48 units ruined any chance of obtaining new financing.
After cutting the 500 pilings to ground level, he sold the
property to Vizcaya Condominium development in
1994 for $5.8 million.
The jury began deliberations on Monday and a
verdict is expected this week.


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Lesson No. 208
As often happens, people confuse our publication
date. For some heretofore unknown err, uncertain -
reason we print and distribute our paper every week on
Wednesday but our paper is dated Thursday.
If you pick it up at the post office, a store or from
your front yard, it's ready and waiting for you on
Wednesday but it's dated Thursday.
The reasoning for this misnomer surfaced 20 or so
years ago. Grocery stores, normally lucrative advertis-
ing accounts for newspapers, debuted their weekly food
sales in Thursday in daily papers. Since community
weekly papers were distributed on Wednesday, they
datelined their papers Thursday to delay the ads a day.
In other words, it was a sales tool. One which
seems no longer necessary.
All this explanation serves to inform you that this
is our Christmas issue or the holiday issue for fair-
ness to all religions and beliefs.
(We bent over backward in past issues to carefully
exclude Christmas wishes in favor of Happy Holiday
wishes to all.)
Since Christmas falls on Wednesday, our next
Thursday issue date, Dec. 26, will be one day too late
for holiday messages.
So, we've decided that since we have few (if any)
food advertisers, the effective date of the paper should
be Wednesday.
We mail to out-of-town subscribers every Wednes-
day and although it may take us all day to distribute it
from the north end of Anna Maria to St. Armands
Circle and along Cortez Road and Manatee Avenue in
Bradenton, darn it, it comes out on Wednesday.
We have been a Wednesday paper all along and it's
time we admit it. Readers who visit the office seeking
the "latest edition," often hear us say, "Tomorrow's
paper today."
So Wednesday it will be from New Year's Day on.
We hope this will put an end to any confusion.
Merry Christmas. Happy Holiday. Happy
Hanukah. And good tidings to all.
On Jan. 1, 1997, we will welcome you to the new
year and the Wednesday Islander Bystander.
As always, thanks for reading us.

Meanwhile, back in Dodge
We thought we'd beaten this horse to death but ap-
parently we won't be second guessing public officials
in Holmes Beach.
Politicians come up with more absurdities than we
ever thought imaginable.
We'd like to print a memo from mayor to council
on the subject of the Key Royale bridge, but words like
"criticality" come to mind when stumbling through the


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SLICK 'O tidings of comfort and joy' By Egan


first paragraph.
VanWagoner tolls on and on.
ITPO, MPO, Larry, Curly and Moe.
VanWagner could have availed himself all along
of a change in the by laws to schmooze the chairholder,


Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard, into letting him
fill in as alternate on the all-mighty, all-powerful MPO.
Now he's packed his ITPO marbles, quit the game
and gone home.
Merry Christmas, again.


Former mayor speaks out
I feel I must set the record straight regarding the Is-
land Transportation Planning Organization chairmanship.
The only comment made by Holmes Beach Mayor
Bob VanWagoner about the ITPO that is correct is that
the seat belongs to the city council.
The mayor has made numerous statements saying
I gave up the chairmanship to Anna Maria. This is not
true. I served as chairman from February 1995 to De-
cember 31, 1995, when the seat automatically rotated
to Anna Maria per the bylaws. I did not decline a sec-
ond term as has been implied; the option for a second
term was not offered. The reason it was not offered is
because the Holmes Beach City Council never re-
quested that it be retained. The choice for a second term
was never mine to make.
Considering the strained relations caused by Mayor
VanWagoner's attempts to gain control of the ITPO, it
may be in the best interest of Holmes Beach if the city
council was to replace the mayor with someone with
fewer personal ambitions.
The mayor's constant attempts to circumvent the
ITPO and take issues directly to the Sarasota-Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization has cost this Is-
land the support of some former allies on the board and
could possibly result in the loss of the Island seat.
The Key Royale Bridge issue was on track. It was
during my administration that the plans for a new bridge
were drawn up at no cost to our city. The next step was
to have the replacement project included in the five-year
plan. Once the project was scheduled, the city could have
entered into ajoint works project with the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation. This would have given the city the
opportunity to front the money for replacement and re-
cover the cost from DOT at a later date. This cannot be
achieved unless we have the support of the MPO.
Mayor VanWagoner's attempts to seize control of


the ITPO are unwarranted and not in the best interests
of the Island communities.
Rich Bohnenberger, former mayor, Holmes Beach

Blaring boom box blasts Islander
"Streetlife" reported a Dec. 2 incident wherein a
vehicle operator, at 3:30 a.m., sat in his car with his
music at high volume directly across the street from a
trailer park containing the homes of the mayor, vice
mayor and a large number of other citizens who are
also entitled to enjoy their quality of life.
What makes this unique is that in 1991 the Senate
passed a bill called the "Boom-box Law." It statutorily
prohibits any vehicular-source which can be heard in a
straight line by a person of normal hearing beyond 100
feet.
Also, in 1991 Bradenton Beach rewrote its Noise
Ordinance prohibiting any disturbing noise between 10
p.m. and 7 a.m. (officially, normal hours of rest) on
Sunday, Christmas and Thanksgiving, to the same
restraints 100 feet.
Some two years go our Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization agreed signs would be placed at
bridge ends stating noise prohibition laws would be
enforced it has never been done.
Until very recently our city charter mandated that
state laws and ordinances of the city would be en-
forced. It is questionable that a citation has been issued
since 1991 enforcing either law. Yet, at 3 a.m. today,
my walls, more than 100 feet from S. Gulf Drive, shook
from one of thousands of passing drumbeats.
To the former councilman who didn't want the city
to become a "police state," I submit which is worse -
the selfish, sub-mental insecurity which decrees:
"Since I'm awake, all of you are gonna recognize me!"
or the official irresponsibility which invites it.
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach


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THOSE WERE TIHE iYS
Part 15, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder


During a lull in the fighting American soldiers relax at their crowded hillside.


BACK IN ACTION


The first weeks of August 1918
American soldiers were still "mopping
up" after the Allied victory in the Sec-
ond Battle of the Marne. Company E of
the Sixth Engineers was short-handed.
Nearly half its men had been casualties
- including Clair Jones of Anna Maria
Key. He had been gassed.
To everyone's relief, fresh troops
soon arrived. Will Austin, Clair's best
friend, suspected the arrival of the rook-
ies meant they would be going on the
offensive soon. And when he learned
they had a new captain (named
"Littlejohn") and a new regimental com-
mander ("Col. Daly") he was sure some-
thing important was afoot.
On Aug. 10, Daly himself came to
visit the camp. He had an announcement
to make. The Sixth Engineers was now
part of a separate American Army. No
longer would they be under command of
British or French officers, but good old
Blackjack Pershing would call the tune.
The men cheered wildly at this
news. But they had a tough road ahead,
Daly cautioned. He was sure, of course,
that the engineers would acquit them-
selves splendidly.
More cheers.
About that time Sophia Jones re-
ceived a poignant letter from her soldier
son.
"I am now out of the hospital and
have been doing some traveling and at
present find myself in an emplacement
camp," Clair told her. "That is where
after asking you several thousand ques-
tions, they once more bedeck you in the
trappings of war and send you back to
your company. Can't say I have fallen in
love with the place. In fact, I hope I can
manage to get through the rest of the war
without being a casualty again. It is not
a nice experience.
"I left my poor friend Field in the
hospital. He surely hated to know I had
to leave him. He will live, I think. But he
will always be a cripple and almost
blind.
"This is a fierce war all right. I hope
it won't last much longer."
Clair's buddies in Company E were
on the move. Along with two other com-
panies of engineers they had been sent


to the Verdun sector probably the
most war-ravaged terrain in France. It
was here Pershing was marshaling a
million and a half men for a major of-
fensive.
Drilling was stepped up. One day it
was "battalion school" where a lieuten-
ant colonel gave instruction on "over-
head covering and dugout construc-
tion." Another day a specialist intro-
duced new techniques of advancing
over fields of barbed wire. Morale was
high among the troops. They were anx-
ious to see action.
Meanwhile, Clair was still strug-
gling to find his way "home." He wrote
his mother Aug. 25:
"The last letter I managed to write
you I mailed in an emplacement camp.
Since then I have traveled many miles
and been in a number of cities, always
with the shining goal in view of getting
back to my regiment, as the Three Wise
Men followed the Star in the East. So
far I have been only partially success-
ful, for while I have arrived in the regi-
ment, still I have not yet struck my
company."
About the time Clair was writing this
letter, Will Austin was on a three-day
pass in Bar Le Due. A "fine place," he
commented in his diary, "though it has
suffered much from German bombing."
It was here he heard that Clair was
due to return to Company E shortly.
Will was back in camp at 3 in the
morning on Sunday, Sept. 1. Clair did
not turn up that day, but Monday after-
noon, while Will was out on horseback
with Capt. Littlejohn looking for a site
for a rifle range, he saw a familiar fig-
ure coming toward him.
It had been nearly two months
since Will had last seen his friend.
Their reunion surely was joyous,
though he merely noted in his diary,
"Clair returns to company."
"It's good to be with my old out-
fit," Clair wrote his mother, "where I
know everyone and have been with
them so long."

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Restaurant renovation, reopening hoped for in Cortez


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Cortez waterfront may be enlivened by a large
new restaurant by mid-February "if we're lucky."
Tentatively named Secrets, in years past it has been
the Lobster Trap and the Horizon. It has been closed for
four years.
Michael D. Hamilton announced that his Hamilton
Group Management Co. Inc. bought the property from
Barnett Bank. It is an investment for his company that
he hopes to lease to a restaurant operator. By the time
refurbishing is done and the building is ready for its
new tenant, Hamilton said, his firm's investment will
be "very near seven digits."
The value is not in the property, he said, but in the
lease, which will run $7,500 a month.
Through the Wall Street Journal and outlets in
Miami and Tampa, Hamilton is seeking "a quality op-
erator with experience and staying power." He will
offer a 20-year lease if the operator wants that much
longevity, with "moderate increases in rent annually"
and no percentage owed on the restaurant's income.
Hamilton said he wants "a fun-type theme," prob-
ably with light food as opposed to a heavy menu and a
rejuvenated "Island Girl" lounge around the current
schooner-shaped bar.
There will be a dance floor over the water and a
cabana there for outdoor seating, he said.
Workmen are there already, he said, painting, repair-
ing the dock, roofing, bringing the infrastructure up to
standard again, developing the parking lot and so on.
Some of the rejuvenation will await the tenant, Hamilton
said, for he wants the operator to be in on the decisions that
will "give him what he wants to work with."
The 7,500-square-foot building can seat 256 din-
ers with "glass all around for the most fabulous views."
It is across a canal from the Cortez Bait and Seafood


A restaurant looking for a manager: property owners of the former Lobster Trap in Cortez are looking for a
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He said Hamilton Group is a Sarasota commercial
real estate and management firm that owns and man-
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Acres, Magellan Building, Nordik on North Trail and
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Manatee couple will build in mangrove stand


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
While state officials maneuvered last week to buy
sensitive Tampa Bay wetlands, a Manatee County
couple received a preliminary OK to remove and fill a
half-acre of mangroves so they can build a home.
Mel and Pam McGinnis used the new Private Prop-
erty Rights Protection Act to overcome the first hurdle in
their effort to build a home in Terra Ceia on Miguel Bay.
The McGinnises originally asked to clear 1 1/2
acres of mangroves but were turned down by the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
A riediator was brought in to settle the issue and
gave the couple the go-ahead to tear out half an acre of
mangroves.
The mediator closed the meeting and barred a St.
Petersburg Times reporter entrance, an apparent viola-
tion of the law he was ruling on which demands the
meeting be informal and open.
Scientists consider mangroves to be the basis of the
ocean's food chain. They are found throughout the
world. Mangroves produce more food per acre than the
richest farm land.
Since 1950, more than 60 percent of the mangroves
along Tampa and Sarasota bays have been destroyed to
make room for concrete seawalls and development.
Ken Huntington, DEP environmental manager in
Tampa, said the ruling by the mediator could prove
devastating to Florida's desire to protect its wetlands.
"This is very disconcerting because this ruling
could open the entire (Terra Ceia) area to development
at the same time we're trying to save it," Huntington
said. "We have never issued a permit to allow someone
to do what the McGinnises want to do."
Three years ago the couple bought 5 1/2 acres on
Terra Ceia at the end of Lepps Road on Miguel Bay. They
paid $80,000 to a U.S. marshal who told them the land was
buildable and had no restrictions, Huntington said.
About 80 percent of their property is mangroves,
which have their own protection rule, he said. The
couple's land is next to a bay considered an "outstand-
ing Florida water" and is in the Terra Ceia Aquatic
Preserve.


The McGinnises asked the DEP for permission to tear
out 1 1/2 acres of mangroves to build their house, a boat
basin, dock and an access road through their property.
When they were turned down, the couple appealed
and asked for a ruling by special mediator Raymond
McLarey.
He ruled they could take out one-half acre of man-
groves so they could install a 12,200-square-foot pad
on which to build their home. But they had to promise
to protect the remaining wetlands.
In fact, that's what the McGinnises agreed to do,
according to Pam McGinnis.
"We're replacing the mangroves. Whatever we
take out, there will be a foot-by-foot replacement of
every mangrove. Plus we're giving the state the rest of
the property (5 1/4 acres) as a conservation easement,"
Pam McGinnis said. "If we're replacing every man-
grove, I can't understand why this is a problem."
The negotiations that took place with McLarey as
mediator began in September, she said. There were six
meetings with McLarney before the agreement was
handed out, McGinnis said.
Beside McLarey, another state certified mediator
was present during the negotiations, she said.
"There's a whole lot more going on here. There
were mediation hearings prior to last week," McGinnis
said. "The whole negotiation process was tough,
tough."
She said the only mangroves that would be taken
out would be the ones where the house would sit.
The couple has agreed to plant 15,000 square feet
of mangroves on other portions of the property,
McGinnis said. They also will remove all the Brazilian
pepper trees on the property, she said.
McGinnis said she and her husband promise to
maintain the property in its natural state.The DEP's
Huntington said his department wants to see them build
elsewhere on the property.
"They (the McGinnises) told us they didn't even
know what a mangrove was," he said. "We pressed
them about building on the upland part of the property,
but they said they didn't want to because the further
away from the water the house was the less valuable it


would be and that's how they claimed they were being
economically burdened. We don't agree with the eco-
nomic hardship.
"They also said the house needed to be close to the
water so Mr. McGinnis, who has an artificial leg, could
get to his boat easily."
McLarney's ruling that allows the couple to re-
move the half acre of mangroves will be sent to DEP
head Virginia Wetherall in Tallahassee. She can either
accept or reject McLarney's report.
"If we reject it, they have two choices: Go to court
or to another hearing," Huntington said. "We're going
to a hearing or court no matter what."
And so is the environmental group Manasota 88
that is headed by Gloria Rains.
"Every horror that people in the regulatory agen-
cies within DEP were concerned about is in the prop-
erty rights bill that was passed last year," Rains said.
"We will be challenging this ruling. In theory, the state
is supposed to be purchasing land in the Terra Ceia
Aquatic Preserve under the CARL program. At the
same time people will be able to snip away pieces of
Tampa Bay and Terra Ceia at will."
Rains said she also was concerned with the way the
state selects mediators like McLarney.
"He's not an attorney. He doesn't have much edu-
cation in terms of college," she said. "The property
rights bill allows people like this to be a mediator. That
in itself raises a lot of issues."
Manasota 88 attorney Tom Reese said he was pre-
paring a complaint to challenge the validity of the prop-
erty rights bill and McLarney's ruling.
Number one, the meeting was illegally closed, he
said. The property rights bill states clearly that "in all
respects, the meeting must be informal and open,"
Reese said.
Secondly, the property rights bill gives judicial
power to someone without a college degree, Reese
said.
"It's vesting judicial power in someone who is neither
a judge nor a member of the Florida bar," he said. 'This
case reminds me of what people did in the 1960s where
they would dredge and tear out mangroves."


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Anna Maria Commission compromises

Galati's license fee hike


By Frank Cunningham
Islander Reporter
"I'm not through yet," said Fran Jones of Galati
Marine after her third attempt to convince the Anna
Maria City Commission to reduce her $2,460 occu-
pational license fee.
Citing a timing oversight in passing the 1995 or-


ers coming back to question their fees."
Yetter said his client has not decided whether it
will seek declaratory relief in the circuit court.
In other commission action, Public Works Direc-
tor Phil Charnock said Steve Kring Construction will
complete 39 new lights on the Anna Maria City Pier by
the end of December. The $2,900 lighting project re-


-- --- - - - finance, the commissioners voted on Dec. 10 to re- places three lights destroyed in a July 6 storm.
/0 Of 4kOt G old duce Galati's $20 per slip fee to $18.50 on its 100 Charnock said cost estimates for drainage projects
II Christmas Silks 1a slips. Galati will receive about a $500 refund. at Spring and Magnolia Streets, South Drive, and a
with this ad Charm s But Galati's attorney, Donald Yetter, said the license 841 and 867 North Shore Drive would be ready for the
Exp. 1/1/97 fee was $356 in 1993 and the city was limited by state next regular commission meeting.
Lee's Florist Sta^ 95 statute to an annual increase of five percent or $489. Commissioner Bob McElheny said the city is
& Silks at $ 9In voting to keep the higher fee, Commissioner seeking $500,000 in state block grants which, if ap-
6535 Manatee Ave. Elaine Burkly said, "We acted in good faith in enact- proved, could be used to defray the drainage costs
14K JEWELERS ing this ordinance by having the required equity study Grant Consultant Betty Jordan said grant applications
6535 MANATEE AVE. W. committee. I don't want this to be a precedent for oth- take about one year for state approval.
795-5812 Tingley Library expands hours of operation
-JTingley Library expands hours of operation


At a Christmas luncheon held recently to honor
the Tingley Library volunteer board members and li-
brarians, new library hours were announced.
As of Jan. 2, Tingley Library will be open Tues-
days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays, Fridays and
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Thursdays from
3 to 5 p.m. The new hours allow for after school and
after work attendance on Tuesday and Thursday af-
ternoons. The library is closed on Sundays and Mon-
days.
Outgoing Tingley Library board members
Charlie Grace, Hazel Hastings, Linda Molto and Dick
Suhre, Bradenton Beach City Council Library Liai-
son, were honored. All have devoted numerous years


Roser invites community
to join Bethlehem Walk
Saturday
Islanders of all ages are invited to join Mary and
Joseph in their search for a place to stay at Roser
Memorial Community Church's first Bethlehem
Walk to be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, beginning at 7
p.m. at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Participants will meet at the stable doors of Roser
Church and may choose to walk with Mary and Jo-
seph or enjoy a special Christmas concert by Cliff
Burgeson, music director, and the Roser choir. El-
ementary school children need to be accompanied by
an adult for the walk. After the walk everyone will
meet at the front door of Roser Church to hear the
"Christmas Story" and sing carols.
The wearing of a simple costume such as a shawl,
tunic or head covering is encouraged but not manda-
tory.
Call the church at 778-0414 for more informa-
tion.


of service to the all-volunteer library.
Local author and special guest Eleanor Boylan pre-
sented signed copies of her latest book, "The Christmas
Ghost, A Florida Fantasy," to the volunteers.
Tingley Library receives no tax dollars and is able to
operate because of the ranks of more than 40 volunteer
librarians. The librarians are both local residents and sea-
sonal visitors. Tingley Memorial Library membership is
open to all for $1 per year with a photo identification. The
book collection is recreational in nature and includes many
recent best-sellers and works of fiction.
The library is located at 111 Second St. N., behind
Bradenton Beach City Hall. Call 779-1208 for more
information.


Check presentation
Father Donald Baier of St. Bernard Catholic Church in
Holmes Beach, left, accepts a check from Beverly
Scriven and Toni Dubroven representing the Ladies
Club of the Sandpiper Mobile Resort in Bradenton
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dresses complete with ruffled undies, compliments of the Guild. The Salvation Army will distribute the toys to
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Wit and wisdom by native
Floridian Gib Bergquist


The Push-broom
Christmas Tree
The Cracker family's Christmas tree is usually the
native red cedar or the short-leaf pine which grows on
Florida's white sand ridges.
Our family usually alternated between the two.
Early in this century, there grew on the north prong
of the Alafia river, near the present town of Pinecrest,
a magnificent stand of century-old red cedar. This for-
est was purchased by the Eagle Pencil Co. When har-
vested the tree trunks were shipped north to be fabri-
cated into the aromatic, red cedar lead pencils of yes-
teryear.
The second-growth progeny of these stately cedars
was the source of our family Christmas trees.
Early in December, mom and dad and four little
brothers would trek into this forest with ax and saw in
hand to search for the perfect Christmas tree.
My mom was a perfectionist. In her mind's eye, the
perfect tree didn't exist in nature. After a long search
we usually ended up with two trees and a few extra
limbs.
Upon arriving home, mom armed herself with a
pair of shears and a roll of baling wire, and set out to
"build" the perfect Christmas tree by wiring in a limb
here and there. No turning the sparse side of a tree to
the wall in our house!
Now the time shifts to the Christmas of 1943. Our
nation is at war. Three of the four brothers are now
grown or at least they think they are, and they have
entered military service.
It was as a young, homesick marine that this
Cracker first experienced a Christmas away from
home.


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Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. Howard says, "Toys for Tots is a worthwhile organization plus there's
a sense of accomplishment and I enjoy doing it. I've been retired for 15 years and I have to do something
besides play golf and drink beer." Islander Photo: David Futch


Willkoms celebrate 50th anniversary
Richard and Beverly Briggs Willkom recently celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary. The couple was married in Paola, Kan., on
Dec. 18., 1946. They moved to Holmes Beach in 1986from N.
Royalton, Ohio, where Richard retired as a building contractor.
They celebrated with former high schoolfriends at the Chart House
restaurant on Longboat Key. The three couples attending totaled
150 years of marriage. The Willkoms have three children in Ohio
and North Carolina, five grandsons and two great-granddaughters.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of the Willkoms


A large package filled with fruitcake, chocolate
fudge, and other presents arrived for me from loving
parents. Also included were a couple of strings of
Christmas lights and an extension cord.
It's Christmas Eve and as snow falls on the Mary-
land countryside outside our drab barracks, someone
comes up with an idea to brighten our dreary holiday
we need a Christmas tree!
Two beautiful rows of evergreens grace the en-
trance to our base. Would one be missed? Yes, and we
could get court-martialed.
Didn't those trees need a little trimming? Yes, we
marines thought so!
On went our snow boots, on went our overcoats,
and one-by-one we disappeared into the cold, silent
night.
With the swift chop of a Bowie knife, limbs were
neatly trimmed from the evergreens and hastily con-
cealed under our greatcoats for a safe return to the
barracks.
When enough of the limbs had been pilfered, we
took a large push-broom for the trunk of our tree, and
employing my mom's proven technique, we wired on
the limbs to fashion a not-so-perfect Christmas tree.
The magic of Christmas filled our barracks, after
the lights were placed on the tree and the broom base
covered with re-cycled gift wrap. It looked perfectly
scintillating.
We shared our packages from home and sang car-
ols to the accompaniment of a small radio. While not
the happiest of my Christmases, it was certainly one
of the most memorable.
I am sometimes asked, "How do you Crackers
celebrate Christmas? No snow, no sleighs, no skating
ponds, few fireplaces -"
"Just like you do," I' interrupt. "We have our
beautiful evergreens, our native mistletoe, snow in a
spray can and a heck of an imagination. Christmas is
celebrated in the heart!
What do you think?
Editor's note: This story is reprinted from
Bergquist's book, Cracker's Crumbs. Autographed
copies are available at The Islander Bystander office,
$19.95 plus tax, benefitting the Anna Maria Island
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Pancake breakfast at
St. Bernard Sunday
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach will .
host a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 8
to 11:30 a.m. in the activity center of the church.
Homemade pancakes, sausage, orange juice and "'
coffee will complete the menu.
Adult tickets cost $2.50 and children's tickets are


A homemade bake sale will also be available.

Island Lutheran Church
will hold holiday service
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will hold a Tree Trim
Service on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 4 p.m. at the church,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Soup, cookies and a beverage will be provided.
"Helpers" may bring a sandwich, if they wish.
On Christmas Eve, a candlelight service will be
held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and on Christmas day a ser-
vice will be held at 9 a.m.
The community is invited to attend.

Christmas soccer
tourney underway
Coaches met with organizers at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Wednesday night, Dec. 18, to draw
the game schedule for the 3rd Annual Christmas Indoor
Soccer Tournament too late for press time.
Scott Dell, the Center's tournament director an-
nounced sponsors this year are Champs Sports, The
Islander Bystander, Allen Sport Center in Seminole,
Touchstone Screenprinting in Tampa and the Trophy
Case of Bradenton.
Teams were not yet assigned to game times but the
following schedule shows when each division's
games are played during throughout the tournament.
Finals in each division are scheduled all day on Sun-
day, Dec. 22, with playoffs set for Monday, Dec. 23,
in each division if needed.
Nineteen teams, representing more than 200 play-
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Bradenton, Palmetto, Parrish, St. Petersburg and
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Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree

how wonderful thy history


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The custom of the Christmas tree undecorated
- is believed to have begun in Germany in the first
half of the 700s.
British monk and missionary St. Boniface was
preaching a sermon on the Nativity to a tribe of Ger-
manic Druids outside the town of Geismar.
To convince idol worshipers that the oak tree was
not sacred and inviolable, the "Apostle of Germany"
felled one on the spot.
Toppling, it crushed every shrub in its path except
a small fir sapling. Legend has it that Boniface at-
tempted to win converts by saying the fir's survival was
a miracle. He concluded by saying, "Let this be called
the tree of the Christ Child."
The history of the modem Christmas tree begins in
16th century Germany.
In 1561, Alsatian law states that "no burgher (citi-
zen) shall have for Christmas more than one bush of
more than eight shoes' length."
The decorations hung on the tree at the time in-
cluded roses cut of many-colored paper, apples, wafers,
gilt and sugar. Around Strasbourg, there was a wide-
spread practice of bringing trees (evergreens, not nec-
essarily a fir tree) into houses for decoration during
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medieval religious plays.
In the 17th century, the Christmas tree spread
through Germany and Scandinavia. Eventually, Christ-
mas trees were extensively decorated, first with candles
and candies, then with apples and confections and later
with any glittering, mass-produced paraphernalia.
The success of the Christmas tree in Protestant coun-
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Walking home one evening while composing a
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kling against evergreens. He went home and replayed
the scene for his family by wiring candles to a tree in
the main room.
In England, the tradition was popularized by the
German Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria.
Pennsylvania Germans introduced the Christmas
tree to America in the 17th century.
It's not surprising that the tree was introduced late
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Poll indicates Barbie, bikes


big with Island children


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Visions of sugar plums are not dancing in
children's heads this Christmas.
In 1996, big ticket items and warm, fuzzy ones are
at the top of the lists sent to Santa Claus.
An informal poll of Anna Maria Island Elementary
School children shows Barbie dolls, bicycles and re-
mote control cars are the run-away favorites this year
with kittens and puppies close behind on the wish list.
Dylan Parmenter, 6, has his sights set on a remote
controlled car while kindergarten classmate Tyler
Heineman wants a Beetle Board.


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make her own
clothes. My little
brother who's 1
needs a new bear.
He kinda threw the
one he's got in the
toilet.


Serena Spring, 7, said
she sent her letter to Santa
and "asked him for a lot of
things. I don't remember.
My list was really big. I
want a baby doll, a
Pattycake doll that says the
Pattycake song when you
clap her hands together."
Ian Douglas, 6 1/2, is
looking forward to playing
with his new Nintendo 64.
"It's like a regular
Nintendo but it has more


controls. I need a Super Mario Brothers game and the
game Mousetrap, a signed football by the Redskins
quarterback and an autographed baseball."
Andromeda Hewson, 5, said she wants two kittens,
"a boy and a girl. I already have a mommy kitty."
Nicole Carbone wants a puppy, "A real dog. I don't
care what kind. Just a real dog."
First-graders Kahla Zeimis and Justin Woods both
want bikes. And like Carbone's wish for any kind of
dog, Zeimis and Woods will take any kind of bike.
Kahla also wants new clothes and a watch while Jus-
tin is hoping Santa brings him Goosebumps books and
movies cause "they're scary. You.know monsters
and stuff."
Katie Dittmeier, 6, is into Barbie dolls.
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selves a little more sophisticated than third-graders.
Lindsey Wickersham, 9, has been praying for a
new computer "and a modem so I can access the Net."
Skyler Purcell, 10, wants a kitten. "The kind that
looks like a tiger. My other kitty got put to sleep. They
put out some food and caught it and took it to the pound
and put it to sleep."
Fourth-grader Jenny Richards asked for an 18-
speed mountain bike, a stereo and a hamster.
Denille Smallwood, 9, would like a warm, fuzzy
puppy, "But I'm
Andromeda Hewson: not going to get it. I
want a lot of things.
Two kittens. A boy and A CD player and a
a girl. I already have a trip to Dayton,
mommy kitty. Ohio which I am
getting cause
we're leaving Sat-
urday."
Now for high-tech Barbie. Fifth-grader Lindsey
Ellsworth is looking forward to the new CD ROM
Barbie disc that will allow her to dress up her doll on
her video display terminal by clicking her mouse.
Bobby Gibbons, 11, wants a puppy and 10 new
Sega games.
Fifth-grader Madison Hoatland needs a portable
CD player while her friend Billy Malfese has to have
Sega Genesis and the games to go with it. "A remote
controlled airplane would be nice."
Johnny Cicero has asked for a 60-foot trampoline
and a TV.
Shaileah Pittman of the fifth grade would like to
have a CD player and a new computer.
Peace on earth. Good will toward all men. Oh, and
good luck shopping to all parents.


* DECEMBER 19, 1996 N PAGE 15 J[B


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STOP LOCATION 1st Run Return 2nd Run Return 3rd Run Return
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, Anna Maria 9:30 AM 11:55 AM 12:30 PM 2:55 PM 3:30 PM 5:55 PM
Anna Maria Oyster Bar/ Ato's Restaurant 9:31 AM 11:54 AM 12:31 PM 2:54 PM 3:31 PM 5:54 PM
Rod & Reel Motel and Pier 9:33 AM 11:52 AM 12:33 PM 2:52 PM 3:33 PM 5:52 PM
Scotty's Deli 9:35 AM 11:50 AM 12:35 PM 2:50 PM 3:35 PM 5:50 PM
Eddie B's Restaurant 9:36 AM 11:49 AM 12:36 PM 2:49 PM 3:36 PM 5:49 PM
Blue Water Beach Club, Holmes Beach 9:42 AM 11:43 At 12"42 PM 2:43 PM 3:42 PM 5:43 PM
Harrington House Bed & Breakfast Inn 9:43 AM 11 42 AM 12:43 PM 2:42 PM 3:43 PM 5:42 PM
Island Real Estate 9"44 AM 11:41 AM 12:44 PM 2:41 PM 3:44 PM 5:41 PM
The Islander Bystander 9.45 AM 11:40 AM 12:45 PM 2:40 PM 3:45 PM 5:40 PM
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce 9:46 AM 11:39 AM 12:46 PM 2:39 PM 3:46 PM 5:39 PM
First National Bank of Manatee 9 47 AM 11:38 AM 12:47 PM 2:38 PM 3:47 PM 5:38 PM
Westcoast Surf Shop 9 49 AM 11:36 AM 12:49 PM 2:36 PM 3:49 PM 5:36 PM
Shells Restaurant / Paradise Bagels 9:52 AM 11:33 AM 12:52 PM 2:33 PM 3:52 PM 5:33 PM
Econo Lodge, Bradenton Beach 9:55 AM 11 30 AM 12:55 PM 2:30 PM 3:55 PM 5:30 PM
Gulf Stream / Smuggler's Cove 9 58 AM 11.27 AM 12:58 PM 2:27 PM 3:58 PM 5:27 PM
Silver Surf Motel 9.58 AM 11 27 AM 12:58 PM 2:27 PM 3:58 PM 5:27 PM
Bridge Street Pier & Cafe 10-00 AM 11 25 AM 1 00 PM 2-25 PM 4:00 PM 5:25 PM
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant Longboat Key 10.06 AM 11.19 AM 1:06 PM 2:19 PM 4:06 PM 5:19 PM
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce 10-08 AM 11:17 AM 1 08 oM 2:17 PM 4:08 PM 5:17 PM
Silver Sands Motel Apts 10.12 AM -1 13 A1 1 12 PM 2:13 PM 4:12 PM 5:13 PM
Little Gull Condominum 10:14 AM 11.11il'. 1 14 PM 2:11 PM 4:14 PM 5:11 PM
Albritton Fruit Company 10.16 AM 11 04 AM 1 16 PM 2:04 PM 4:16 PM 5:04 PM
Avenue Of The Flowers 10:22 AM 10 58 AM 1.22 PM 1:58 PM 4:22 PM 4:58 PM
Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream. St. Armands Circle 10:33 AM 10.47 AM 1-33 PM 1-47 PM 4:33 PM 4:47 PM
'Radisson Resort & Cafe Lido, Lido Key 10.35 AM 10:45 AM 1:35 PM 1.45 PM 4:35 PM 4:45 PM


*Connect to Siesta Key. The Anna Maria Island Troney Schedule is sponsored by The Islander Bystander. For information on
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John H. Martens Jr.
John H. Martens Jr., 68, of Holmes Beach died
Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.
Martens lived in Manatee County for nearly a
half century after moving here in 1947 from Buskirk,
NY.
Born in East Orange, NJ, Martens was a career
military pilot, serving 13 years in the U.S. Navy and
17 more in the U.S. Army. He later worked as a cor-
porate pilot for Standard Marine of Tampa.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra K. Haas-Mar-
tens, a daughter Kelly Bican of Clarissa, Minn., and
three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to Florida
Sheriff's Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 9571, Bradenton,
FL, 34207.


Adrienne S. Pirrone
Adrienne S. Pirrone, 61, of Bradenton, died Nov.
21 in Hospice House.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Pirrone came to
Manatee County from there in 1962. She was for-
merly employed with Approved Homemakers and
Companions Inc. of Bradenton. She was a member
of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Aurelia Van
Etten of Bradenton and Claudia Shaffer of Summitt
Point, W.Va.; a sister, Jackie Peduzzi of Holmes
Beach; and six grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Manasota Chapel. Service was held at the fu-
neral home with the Rev. Carmelo Cadarso officiating.
Burial was in Manasota Memorial Park, Oneco. Me-


morial contributions may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 6055 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.

Marion L. Sisk
Marion L. Sisk, 75, of Cortez died Dec. 9 in
Manatee Health Care and Rehab.
Born in Scranton, Pa., Mrs. Sisk came to Manatee
County from Schenectady, N.Y., every winter since
1970. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St.
Boniface Episcopal Church, Altamont, N.Y. She was
a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Altamont.
She is survived by her husband, Bernard; two
sons, William of Cortez and Robert of Schenectady.
There was no visitation or services. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home, Bradenton, was in charge of the
arrangements.


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Of all the signs and sounds of Christ-
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quarters and your dimes.
To buy a Christmas dinner for those
who have fallen on hard times.
But why do folks out shopping or
just out for a fling,
Go breezing by her kettle and never
drop a thing?
It may be they don't stop to think
how bleak this world would be,
If they had no dinner this Christmas
or a present by the tree.
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Christmas
Parade party
goes on

Parade scheduled for
Dec. 7 may have been
." -'- .. y. postponed due to rain,
";-:-: '"" but the boats' captains
and mates continued
on with the after-
.parade celebration at
the home of Lois
Finley and Charlie
Shook in Anna Maria
City. Pictured is Sheila
VanDyke who took a
moment to flirt with
Santa as husband Bob
looks on. For the
record Santa, does
flirting fall into the
"naughty" or "nice"
category? Islander
Photo: Courtesy of
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Oh Christmas tree
The dive shop in Bradenton Beach which was
Vienna Castle until about a week ago and presently
awaits transformation by new owners to a Mediterrean-
style Italian restaurant used to sell Christmas trees. No
more of course.
Does any one sell Christmas trees on Anna Maria
Island? In years past, Boy Scout troops organized sales.
Last year there were trees available at Island Foods.
Why go all the way to town for a tree that won't
last more than a couple of weeks? It can't be worth the
trip.
I remember a series of "gag-me" trees my family
put up during my teen years. One year the fir was
flocked, then the pine was sprayed all-over pink. The
next time Dec. 25 rolled around, my family must have
planned on gender equality because the tree was
blasted with blue paint. Ugh.


Then came the artificial series heralded by a me-
tallic silver tree with rotating color wheel spraying a
prism of colors across the room. Not so Christmassy to
me.
The mixture of alloys and ornaments seemed to
drain the fun right out of the presents under the tree. At
least you had to duck to get to them. And of course, I
was getting older and had my own opinions about fake
trees.
Never again, I swore. Not in my home.
Many years ago maybe 30 or more my
mother made ceramic items for a hobby. She made an
old-fashioned evergreen-colored tree with snow-cov-
ered boughs and little holes where light from a tiny
bulb inside shines through colored pins inserted in
holes, in the tree allowing a "lighted" effect.
This tree is a mere 10 inches tall but it's a nice tree
and I've always been attracted to things that "light." I
inherited that little ceramic tree when my mother died.
After my original Florida Christmas tree died- an
indoor, potted Norfolk pine dragged here in January
1975 from Springfield, Illinois the ceramic tree
came in handy as a symbol of the holiday.
I clearly remember a time when my daughter
Kendra, then 12 or so years old, asked, "Which chair
should we put the presents on this year?"


Lack of tradition doesn't seem to have damaged
our lives. We've always managed to express our love
for one another in spite of holiday trappings.
I am beginning to wonder if there will be time for
shopping and wrapping presents to put under the tree.
Every year Christmas comes faster to our house.
I was looking forward to setting up my mother's
tree. this year finding the perfect location, decorat-
ing with a few strands of lights wrapped around the
base of an appropriate column or table stand and
"plugging into" the spirit of the season.

Rockin' Christmas
I also look forward to getting back to normal, ev-
eryday life, sans holiday. In the meantime, Jingle Bell
Rock is playing on the stereo in the background at the
office. We've got an Elvis Christmas CD, Blue Christ-
mas, something called Superstars of Christmas, James
Brown's Funky Christmas and Rockin' Little Christ-
mas with Brenda Lee, Chuck Berry and the Surfaris, to
name a few.
I've got a great collection of reggae Christmas
tunes on tape but the original case disappeared long ago
and there's no telling who does the tunes.
PLEASE SEE STIR-IT-UP, NEXT PAGE


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


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A very vice mayor holiday
Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Connie Drescher sits
astride her three-wheel bicycle complete with Santa
on the back to wish everyone a very Merry Christ-
mas. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


STIR-IT-UP, FROM PAGE 20
Nothing too traditional here. No Bing Crosby or
Perry Como at The Islander Bystander.
Although I did watch all of Holiday Inn, the pre-
decessor to the idea for Holiday Inn hotels, starring
Bing, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia
Dale. They dance and sing their way through all the
holidays in the year at the specialty inn in Connicticut.
It's the opportunity for a raft of Irving Berlin holi-
day songs including the Oscar winner "White Christ-
mas."
The Thanksgiving scene where Bing is served his
turkey dinner all alone in the dining room was a tear-

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New Year's eve is a grand celebration at Holiday
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We'll celebrate the beginning of a new year in just
a few short weeks. Short being the prime operating
factor as far as the newspaper goes. Days off call for
early deadlines and more work crammed into less time.
Meanwhile, we thank you for your contributions to
our Holiday Wish Book. We've heard of some reward-
ing results to the community agencies' needs listed in
the Wish Book and we couldn't be more pleased.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 5., harassing phone calls, 100 block of Ham-
mock Road.
Dec. 6, traffic, 700 block of North Shore Drive.
The vehicle was traveling north on North Shore Drive
when the driver fell asleep at the wheel, the report said.
The driver veered off the road and hit a parked vehicle.
Dec. 9, burglary to a dwelling, 700 block of Jacar-
anda. The complainant reported a person unknown en-
tered the residence, ransacked the bedroom and re-
moved items.
Dec. 9, battery, 200 block of Pine Avenue. The
victim became involved in a verbal argument with a
subject and was pushed to the floor.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 5, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
Ninth Street North. The victim reported a person un-
known smashed the driver's door window and removed
numerous items.
Dec. 7, petty theft, 116 Bridge Street, Sports
Lounge. The victim reported he left his bicycle along
side the building and went inside for a minute. When
he returned, he saw his bicycle in the back of a pickup
truck that was leaving the parking lot. The truck turned
north on Gulf Drive. It was not found.
Dec. 7, burglary to an automobile, 200 block of 23rd
Street North. The complainant reported a person unknown
removed his wallet containing identification, $25 in cash
and $100 in food stamps from the dashboard.
Dec. 7, burglary, 2201 Gulf Drive N., Sunset
Beach Motel. The victim reported he awoke and found
an unknown suspect in his room. The suspect left the

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Two Clearwater fishermen swam ashore in
Anna Maria Dec. 9 after an electrical malfunc-
tion left their boat adrift in the Gulf for four
hours.
Joseph Baal, 31, and Roberto Armesto, 33,
had finished fishing near Egmont Key and at-
tempted to start their boat engine and head home.
An electrical malfunction apparently prevented
them from starting the engine and they were
adrift.
As the boat drifted south, the pair fired flares
but there was no response. The boat was not


room and the victim followed him and asked what he
was doing. The suspect apologized and said he entered
the wrong room by mistake.
Later the victim discovered his money clip contain-
ing $80 in cash and a credit card were missing. The sus-
pect is described as a white male, in his late 30s or early
40s, six feet tall, of medium build and having thick
brown hair.
Dec. 9, domestic assault, battery, 2300 block of
Avenue B. The victim and suspect got into a verbal ar-
gument and the victim said the suspect became violent,
abused her and acted like he was going to hit her.
A neighbor came to the residence because he was
concerned about the victim. He tried to intervene and
got into an argument with the suspect. He said the sus-
pect punched him, then the suspect fell into a glass door
and cut his hand and arm.

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equipped with a radio. The boat continued to drift
as darkness fell.
The boat eventually ended up about 200 to
300 yards offshore of the north end of Anna Maria.
The pair anchored the boat, donned life jackets and
swam to shore in the 700 block of North Shore
Drive. They contacted a resident who called the
Manatee County sheriffs department.
Deputy Sgt. Jim Tillner's report noted the men
were wet and cold but unharmed. Armesto re-
turned the next day to repair the engine and re-
trieve the boat.


EMS responded and treated the suspect. The of-
ficer transported the suspect to the hospital for stitches,
then placed him in custody.
Dec. 10, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach House restau-
rant. The victim reported she left her black leather
jacket valued at $150 by the hostess counter on Dec. 9
and discovered it missing the next day. The jacket con-
tained a set of keys and $5 in cash.
Dec. 10, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown entered
the vehicle and removed $700 in traveler's checks and
four U.S. passports.
Dec. 12, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown entered
the vehicle by prying open a window and removed
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 22


change and a cellular phone.
Dec. 13, possession of cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia, 1400 block of Gulf Drive North. The of-
ficer on patrol observed Jacob Randy Boyd, 26, of
Bradenton Beach asleep on the passenger seat of a Jeep.
When he awoke Boyd, the officer observed a small purple
bag on the seat which Boyd put in the glove box.
The officer ran a warrant check and found Boyd
had a bench warrant with a bond of $250 for driving
with a suspended license. Boyd was placed in custody.
The officer checked the glove box and found the purple
bag, which contained a white powdery substance that
tested positive as cocaine. The officer also found a
metric scale in the cargo section of the Jeep.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 6, suspicious, East Bay and Gulf Drives. The
complainant reported a female subject walking on East
Bay Drive who appeared to be drunk or sick. The officer
found the subject, who was drunk, and took her home.
Dec. 6, assistance, 700 Key Royale Drive, Key
Royale Club. The complainant reported a subject was fly-
ing a model airplane on the golf course and was not wel-
come to do so. The officer explained this to the subject
who apologized and stated he would not do it any more.
Dec. 6, noise, 300 block of 51st Street. The of-
ficer responded to a report of loud noise at D. Coy
Ducks and found no violation. Employees said there
was a loud party at another business in the shopping
center but it had just ended.
Dec. 7, vandalism, 3801 East Bay Drive, Sunbow
Bay. The complainants reported a person unknown en-
tered the carport and expelled the contents of a dry
chemical fire extinguisher onto three vehicles.
Dec. 7, petty larceny, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo.
The complainant reported a subject came into the store
and paid for $10 in gasoline, then pumped $15.39 in
gasoline and left.
Dec. 7, suspicious, 300 block of 68th Street. The
complainant reported two juveniles driving a golf cart
east on 68th Street. By the time the officer arrived, the
cart had been returned to the residence where it was
taken. The owners were not home.
iDec. 7, drunk, 7200 block of Gulf Drive. The of-


ficer on patrol observed an intoxicated female subject
trying to walk home. He gave her a ride and told her to
stay there until she became sober.
Dec. 8, suspicious, 300 block of 68th Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown drove a ve-
hicle through her yard and left numerous tracks. The
officer noted the tracks appeared to have been caused
by a golf cart.
Dec. 10, noise, 200 block of 66th Street. The of-
ficer responded in reference to a noise complaint and
advised the resident to keep it down.
Dec. 10, lost property, 5400 Holmes Blvd.,
laundromat. The complainant reported she left her
planner containing her driver's license, $200 in cash
and personal papers in the laundromat and when she
returned, it was gone.
Dec. 10, code violation, 200 block of 52nd Street.
The complainant reported he was working at the
Holmes Beach Marina when a BB bounced off the
front of the office building. He observed a juvenile
shooting at a target in his back yard.
The officer advised the juvenile and his father that
is unlawful to discharge a BB gun in the city and a ju-
venile under the age of 16 can only operate a BB gun
in the presence of his father. The father took control of
the gun and said it would no longer be fired in the city.
Dec. 11, found property a watch, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
Dec. 11, found property a watch, 5900 block
of Marina Drive in the street.
Dec. 11, disturbance, 400 block of 63rd Street.
The officer reported a mother and her daughter were
having frequent arguments and he helped them find
some compromises. He advised them to call him if they
need further assistance.
o Dec. 12, suspicious, 7400 block of Marina Drive.
The complainant reported he observed a white male
subject aboard one of the boats docked between 74th
and 75th Streets. When the subject saw the complain-
ant, he walked to his pickup truck and left the area. He
was not found. The officer checked the boats and found
them all to be OK.
Dec. 12, assistance, 400 block of 80th Street. The
complainant came to the police department to request
an escort. She said she was frightened to go home to a
dark house. The officer followed her home.


Islanders
with heart
This time it's just a doll next time is may be a
real life-or-death situation. Concerned and ready
to learn CPR, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, are
Island Girl Scout troop leaders Brenda Katz,
standing left, Lisa Marie Phillips, and Patty
Stump. Demonstrating proper CPR techniques for
infants is Dennis Dotson, left, Anna Maria Fire
District captain. Though first aid certification is
required by the Girl Scout organization, CPR
training is voluntary. The group completed the
four-hour class and are now CPR providers for
adults, children and infants. Islander Photo: Joy
Courtney


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Pennies from paradise ""
John Bacich ofAnna Maria City, center, spent an entire
year saving pennies to benefit Anna Maria Elementary
School. Bacich, helped by his friend Manuel Huerta,
left, delivers 75 pounds of the coins to Jim Kronus,
principal, right. According to Kronus, the money (value
yet to be determined) will help supply field trip money . ..
for students who cannot pay and to purchase warm
sweatshirts and jackets for students who must do
without. "Pennies from Paradise" is a campaign Commendable job
Bacich would like to see become a yearly event. He These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria
encourages Islanders to save their pennies and donate is Brett Milks. First row, from left, are Lauren Barth,
them to the school each December. Helping to pour the and Anna Mannino. Back row, from left, are Kimberl
copper poundage are Island students Kayla Zeimas, Eloise Dingier. Islander Photos: Joy Courtney
left, Anna Maninno and Spencer Karper.
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Restaurant & Lounge
Dining Tue-Sun 11:30 am 10 pm
Lounge Tue-Sun 11:30 am-midnight.
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OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY 4PM ~ \
Special Menu Served 4-10pm 1
Roast Turkey with all the trimmings ............... $9.95
Prime Rib ................................... $11.95
Baked Ham .................................................. $8.95
(includes salad, vegetable, potato, & bread) \1
Lounge menu also available.
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MNW Ye t Fabulous Sunday Brunch: Sunday 9 am 1:30 pm
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ve Early Supper: 5 6:30 Mon. Sat.
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-Accommodations for Special Functions up to 75 People
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Smoked Salmon: Norwegian smoked salmon with
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Escargot: In a garlic wine sauce served in puff pastry.A AA
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Chicken Stephanie: A chicken breast stuffed with
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Large groups and luncheon parties welcome. 7
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Join the Jazz Club Jam
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will hold a Jazz Club
Jam on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Holley
Hall, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Dick Smollens, vocalist, and Rich Willey on trum-
pet with special guest singer Leah Faig will be featured.
Call the club at 366-1552 for more information.


Holiday school schedule
Anna Maria Elementary School will be closed
for the holidays from Monday, Dec. 23, through
Friday, Jan. 3.
School will resume on Monday, Jan. 6.


Art League needs
volunteer proctor
The Anna Maria Art League is looking for a vol-
unteer proctor for its Thursday night "Open Studio" life
study class and also needs volunteers to work at the
League on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An oil/acrylic instructor is needed.
For details and to volunteer, call the League at
778-2099.

'Oliver' at
Players of Sarasota
The musical "Oliver," based on "Oliver Twist" by
Charles Dickens, has opened at the Players Theatre in
Sarasota to run through Saturday, Dec. 21.
"Oliver" opened in London in 1960 and moved to


Broadway in 1963 where it ran for nearly 800 perfor-
mances, becoming the longest running musical import
until overtaken by "Evita."
The theatre is located at 9th Street and US 41,
Sarasota. Ticket and performance time information is
available at the Players' box office, 365-2494.

Longboat art center to
open members' show
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat
Drive S., will open its annual members' show on
Thursday, Dec. 12. The show will remain on view
through Jan. 11.
Awards totaling $1,600 will be presented at the
opening reception on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 6
p.m.
The public is invited to attend.


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Basketball standings,
week ending Dec. 16
Division I (11-13 years old)
Team Record


Dips Ice Cream
A-Paradise Realty
Bridge Street Pier & Cafe
Joe's Eats & Sweets
Westbay Athletic Club


Division II (8-10 years old)
Team Record
Econo Lodge 4-0
Christie's Plumbing 4-1
Hair Motions 4-1
Island Real Estate 4-1
Debellevue Dragons 2-2
Air & Energy 1-4
Beach House 0-5
Dowling Park 0-5

Division III (5-7 years old)
Team Record
Jessie's Island Store 4-0
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 2-1
Cafe on the Beach 2-3
First National Bank 1-2
Island Animal Clinic 0-3


By Kevin P. Cassidy
Islander Correspondent/IFC Player
The Island Football Club settled for a 1-1 tie
against SFC United Sunday at G.T. Bray Park in
Bradenton. The Islanders played without a full roster,
short six starting players. They played the game one
man short of a full squad.
Man-of-the-match was backup goalie Rich
Chichester who personified toughness. During warm
ups, Chichester dislocated his finger. He calmly
popped it back into place, iced it for a minute and was
back in the goal box before the kickoff.
Chichester's toughness inspired the Islanders.
Their strategy was to slow the ball down, play tough
defense and wait for opportunities.
Opportunity showed up in the 15th minute when
the Islanders received a corer kick. Stopper Danny
Mitchell sent a curling ball into the goal mouth that the
"Canadian freight train," Nick LeDuc, headed into the
back of the net with authority for a 1-0 lead that held
up until halftime.
The complexion of the game stayed the same for
most of the day. The Islanders were content to take


their time as they had the lead.
SFC United had to score, so they spread the ball
out and flooded one side of the field with overlapping
players in order to capitalize on their player advantage.
Time after time, defenders Matt Bowers, Danny
Mitchell, Brett McIntosh, Richie Bell, Shiraz Hassan
and Chichester turned SFC away from their goal.
The last 15 minutes of the game was a test for the
Islanders. They appeared to struggle to find the energy
to finish out the game. With less than a minute to play
and still nursing a 1-0 lead, the Islanders attempted to
clear the ball out of their goal area when it deflected off
a United player and into the goal to knot the score -
forcing the Islanders to settle for a tie game.
With only one regular season game left, IFC is
firmly entrenched in second place in their division. The
team will be one of four "top seeds" in division cup
playoffs in January.
IFC is back in action defending its 1995 adult di-
vision title in the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's indoor soccer Christmas tournament. Check
this week's Islander Bystander for game schedules in
all divisions or call Scott Dell at 778-1908.


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50 years wed
James and Ann Collis of Holmes Beach celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise party given
by their son, James, and his wife, Pam, the first week
of October.
They were married Nov. 23, 1946. She is the
former Ann Waters.
The Collises have one son James of
Millersville, Md. and two grandchildren.
Mr. Collis is retired from National Sugar, where he
was a Jack Front food broker selling refined sugar in
Yonkers, N.Y.; and with Dixie Crystal in Savannah,
Ga. He is currently the Grand Knight of the Trinity
Council No. 3132 Knights of Columbus, Upper Darby,
Pa. Mrs. Collis is a homemaker.
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Trolley wedding
Trolley driver Mike Kelly said he was honored to host
the wedding oflmogene Judge and William Kehoe of
Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria on Dec. 7. The couple
and members of the party rode with Kelly to Joan
Durante Park and on Longboat Key and returned home
for a reception. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mike Kelly
Edward Moretti officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Margaret Rogers of
Holmes Beach and the late Dr. John Rogers. The bride-


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Bradenton.
Matron of honor was Julie Hourdakis, sister of the
bride, of Beverly Hills, Mich. Bridesmaid was Juli
Scalzitti of Bradenton.
Molly Slicker, niece of the bride of Bradenton, and
Maggie Hourdakis, niece of the bride of Beverly Hills,
Mich., were flower girls.
Best man was Chris Betts of Bradenton. Grooms-
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groom, of Holmes Beach.
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Merry Christmas, now have a little acid


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
From those wonderful people on the mainland still
trying to bring us Orimulsion we now have a new
threat, a reopened sulfuric acid plant.
Actually, Mulberry Corp. wants to reopen two sul-
furic acid plants, but the one in Manatee County was
such a disaster prior to its closing in 1992 that nobody
ever thought it would reopen. Plans now call for it to
start operation next year.
How bad was it? Well, there were eight acid spills
and occasional releases of toxic gases that sent folks
living near the plant and passersby to the hospital.
But that's not all.
Gloria Rains of ManaSota-88 call the proposed
reopening "a disaster waiting to happen." She cites
serious groundwater problems in the area around the
plant problems she says the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection knows about.
Rains also charges that government monitoring
wells drilled around the plant's property are in the
wrong locations and that DEP admits that too, and yet
it appears the plant will reopen.
Why? Vice President Robert Stewart of the Mul-
berry Corp. says, "The fertilizer industry is in outstand-
ing shape." Translated, that means fertilizer prices have
jumped 80 percent during the last two years. Mulberry
wants the production capacity.
Stewart says his company plans to refurbish other
fertilizer plants at Piney Point as well as the plant at
Wingate Creek.
You may call it a long reach, but I believe Florida's
continuous short-changing of our school systems and
other social support programs results in this kind of
dirty business. We can't attract clean industry because
of our third-rate education system, so we end up with
this a sulfuric acid plant in the neighborhood.

Gift list addition
Frank Sargeant of the Tampa Tribune reminds me
of an item I forgot to mention in last week's list of
possible holiday gifts. It's a subscription to Florida
Wildlife Magazine.
The all-color bi-monthly publication is produced
by the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion and I've been reading it off and on for years. Ar-
ticles include wildlife watching and photography, fish-
ing and conservation.
Subscriptions are $10 a year and you can send a
check to Florida Wildlife Circulation, 620 S. Meridian
St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

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Florida Bay. A remnant of a huge five-million-year-old
waterway flowing from north of Fort Myers perhaps
well north down to Florida Bay was revealed at a
scientific conference on Florida Bay held at Key Largo
last week.
The discovery was made by a team from the Uni-
versity of Miami. It's still a theory, mind you, but it's
an interesting one. For one thing, it answers the old
question of how nutrients flowing into Florida Bay can
possibly get through the marshes of the Everglades.
Scientists are pretty sure that farm pollution from
dairy operations and sugar cane are ruining Everglades
marshes, but there's no way that pollution can end up
in Florida Bay. It's used up in the marshes. So the ques-
tion has long been, where is the phosphorus in Florida
Bay coming from?
Called "The River of Sand," the ancient river bed
was discovered when possible water supply wells were
being drilled by the South Florida Water Management
District.
Nobody knows just yet where the River of Sand
actually begins, and there are some fears it might be as
far north as the phosphate mines to the east of us.
Now here's why scientists think the River of Sand
may be the real polluter of Florida Bay. After charting
the course of the river, it turns out that the two spots
where they believe it empties into Florida Bay corre-
spond with the two big "hot spots" where phosphate is


By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Dec. 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a possible boat fire in the Gulf of
Mexico off Anna Maria Island. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded, but the report turned out to be a false alarm.
Dec. 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 30-foot sailboat overdue
from Sarasota to Key West. Station Cortez conducted
communication checks with all local bridge, marinas
and waterfront restaurants with negative results. The
boat was later found safely moored in Key West.
Dec. 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 22-foot power boat over-
due from Sarasota. A Coast Guard vessel responded,
but the boat returned to port a short time later.
Dec. 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 21-foot power boat over-
due from Englewood. A Coast Guard boat and helicop-
ter responded, and the helicopter located the vessel
anchored 20 miles off Stump Pass. The Coast Guard
vessel towed the disabled boat to safe moorings.
Dec. 11, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was


also entering the bay. Hmmm.
"You go through long periods of time searching for
answers, and then there it is," according to Larry
Brand, University of Miami researcher. He told the
Miami Herald, "You suddenly see it. Aha!"
There are a lot more questions, of course. If the
phosphate is indeed coming from the river, is it a natu-
ral flow or does it result from phosphate mining up-
stream? And why has phosphate just begun appearing
where the river flows into the bay?
We can all remember when Florida Bay was very
likely the most pristine body of water in the country.
It was just 10 years ago that it was that clean. Now it
looks like pea soup most days.
Answers are coming.

It may be Christmas, but...
The famous buzzards of downtown Tampa may
have to find a new home. For years the migrating birds
have used Park Tower, a highrise in downtown Tampa,
as their primary roosting spot, attracting gawkers along
with more buzzards. But the tower was sold recently.
New owners have installed a sound system atop the
skyscraper which sends out a sound described as the
"buzzard alarm call." No word yet on how the system
is working, but if it does, the buzzards will be out of a
home and right at the Christmas season too.
Happy holidays, everybody, we'll see you next week.


boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator
received a written warning for not having the registra-
tion on board.
Dec. 11, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Dec. 11, Boarding. A 27-foot power boat was boarded
in Sarasota Bay. The boat operator received a written
warning for not having a garbage placard posted.



Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Dec. 14 horseshoe games
were J.C. Phillips of Bradenton Beach and
Bill Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were
George Landraitis and George McKay, both
of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no mem-
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Black grouper fishing at its peak offshore, in passes


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Black grouper fishing is hot, hotter and hottest
right now with anglers slaying them 10-12 miles off-
shore. Passes seem to be filled with them.
One party trolling for grouper in Egmont Channel
came up with a 30-inch gag, the true name for black
grouper. And they caught two more keepers trolling the
passes.
Gold bombers on planers work real good while
trolling. This is a method that catches grouper and also
helps find some rock formations where they are hang-
ing out.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Kelly said on their
four-hour trip they averaged 200 head of Key West
grunts. Their six-hour trip brought in 55 grouper, grunts
and mangrove snapper. The nine-hour run averaged 65
head of black grouper, mangrove snapper and lane
snapper.
Bradenton Beach Pier Jim said they're catch-
ing snook and flounder at night and sheepshead during
the day.
Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle Carl said cus-
tomer Carl Morreale of Chicago caught two large
sheepshead while fishing the Manatee Bridge. One was
37 inches, the other 38 inches and they weighed 7 1/2
and 9 1/2 pounds, respectively. There continues to be
some good kingfishing 10 miles out. Wade fishermen
in the back bays are getting keeper redfish.
Rod & Reel Pier Dick said sheepshead, pom-
pano and mackerel have-dominated lately.
Anna Maria City Pier Ken said they're catch-
ing a lot of mackerel, redfish, sheepshead with sand
fleas and earlier in the week folks were catching nice-
sized bonita.
Annie's of Cortez Bait & Tackle Kim said
customers are getting a lot of sheepshead around the
docks and Long Pass, a few snook and redfish, a lot of
trout but small in size and a few nice bluefish. Capt.
Dave Pinkham with "The Legend" said on the beach
side of Egmont Key there is good action with flounder,
sheepshead, redfish and pompano. Offshore, keeper
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said trout, redfish and snook continue to please but are
scattered. Sheepshead, fat bluefish and pompano are
coming on strong along the beaches and Sarasota Bay.
Galati Yacht Basin Chris said that a lot of
black grouper are being caught and they're moving
close to shore. Chris said try your luck in 40 to 60 feet
of water.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Zulu Mama docked
next to Rotten Ralph's Restaurant said grouper fishing
has been incredible. Corder and Louise Felten of Mil-
waukee nailed black grouper and tripletail in 40 feet of
water using cut-up thread herring. Corder also picked
up first place in the recent Suncoast Kingfish Challenge
and Festival out of Gulfwind Marina in Sarasota.
Corder's longtime fishing buddy Steve Carlson on the
boat Bad Credit caught a 34-pound king that netted the
pair a 21-foot SeaRay Laguna boat.
Capt. Rick Gross said snook fishing is done for
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bay. Offshore fishing has seen black grouper fishing
reach its peak. We caught gags to 12 pounds just 10 tc
12 miles offshore. There are plenty of triggerfish on the
artificial reefs.
Capt. Tom Chaya said mackerel, bluefish anc
flounder were caught on his boat last week.
Island Discount Tackle Bill said plenty ot
black grouper are being caught trolling the passes with
bomber lures. There are lots of triggerfish on the reefs
and in the bay, sheepshead are the best bet.
Angler's Repair on Cortez Road- Capt. Thom
Smith reports mackerel in front of Terra Ceia Bay,
trout and redfish up inside the bay and a few catch-and-
release snook last week. If you need a reel worked on,
Thom's the man.
South Skyway Pier A lot of small sharks and
sheepshead are around the pilings as well as a few
flounder and a few legal grouper.





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Dec 20 10:22 1.2 2:59 0.0 8:20 2.2 1:09 1.0
Dec 21 11:38 1.2 3:50 -0.3 8:57 2.2 1:54 1.1
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* 1BR/1BA, apartment $1400 mo
* Key Royale, 3BR $3300 mo
* 2BR/2BA, Sarasota $2000 mo
* 2BR/2BA, Brd. Condo $1400 mo
* 2BR/1BA, Beachview $1600 mo
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OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE
224 OAK AVE: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, elevated home. Open and airy,
great room/living room with wood burning fireplace and oak floors.
Master suite has his and her walk-in closets and whirlpool tub with
separate shower. Screened deck overlooks the boat ramp and dock
with electric and water hook-up. No bridges. Ample parking and
storage under 2,100 sq. ft. of air conditioned living space.
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offers beautiful Bay views form both sundecks! Ameni-
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carpeting, and lots of roomy closet space. Cheerful
yellow vinyl siding accented by white lattice trim create
a charming Florida feeling. Meticulously maintained
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dock. Meticulously cared for by original owner.
$244,900. Call Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.


BAY PALMS Charming 2BR/2BA pool home with
many upgrades and renovations. Choice large
corner lot in Holmes Beach. Fenced yard. Home
warranty included. $164,900. Call Susan Hatch
778-7616 eves.


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nished. Steps to beach, covered parking, eleva-
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BILL ALEXANDER
Broker General Manager
Invites you to contact our rental
and sales professionals for any
of your real estate needs.

SWAGNER REALTY
7 778-2246
Offices Located in:
S Anna Maria Island Palmetto
Longboat Key Bradenton






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GREAT STARTER HOME
5 years young. 2BR/
1BA, large lot with
detached workshop
and fence. Warm and
cozy home for
$56,000. Call Barbara.
IMMACULATE 2BR home in Paradise Bay Estates. Large 55+
community on the waters of Sarasota Bay. Carport, laundry,
family-room. Turnkey furnished. Call Sandy Greiner.
INDUSTRIAL CONDO many uses. Garage down, 2 offices
up. Lots of electrical outlets, 2 ceiling fans, central Island lo-
cation. $49,900. Ask for Yvonne Higgins.
BAY AND GOLF COURSE panoramic views are yours to
enjoy from this one-of-a-kind 3BR/3.5BA Key Royale home.
Pool. Dock. Gorgeous! $974,500. Call Don Schroder.
JUST LISTED! Beautifully updated 3BR/2BA Key Royale
home. Open plan, airy and bright. Pool plus dock, davits and
boatlift. $279,900. Ask for Karen Schroder.
Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
3 941-778-7777






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SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-FRONT RESI-
DENCE with panoramic views. 3BR/3B, fireplace in
great room, 55' wraparound deck. Professionally land-
scaped. $795,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R68328
DISTINGUISHED KEY ROYALE RESIDENCE
amidst lush tropical setting. Wonderful island style
living. 3BR/3B, pool, dock and davit. $350,000. Traute
Winsor, 727-7074. R18284
EASY STROLL TO THE GULF. Spacious 3-story
townhouse. 2 heated pools, tennis, docking privileges.
Situated on a lovely lagoon leading to the bay.
$139,900. Dick Ring, 748-7937. C13626
BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE. 3BR, eat-in kitchen,
combination living/dining rooms. 1BR/1B on first
floor. Master and second suite upstairs. Elevator, 40'
slip on sailboat water. Workshop. $269,900. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. C11680
WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUM with fabulous ICW
view. Pool, tennis. Desirable 2BR/2B 1st floor corner
unit. West Bay Pointe & Moorings. $155,000. Bob
Burnett, 387-0048. C15381
TWO-PARCELS. Multi-use duplex, zoned C-2 com-
mercial and lot, 90' by 100' +/-. West side of Gulf Drive,
only steps to the beach. Duplex perfect for owner oc-
cupancy, 2 families, seasonal rentals or investment. Lot
on Gulf Drive could support retail, restaurant or profes-
sional. Can be sold separately. $385,000. Anne Miller,
792-6475. D15843, L15844

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On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach.
Contact our rental specialists at
951-6668 or 1-800-881-2222.
ANNA MARIA. Seasonal, elegant and charming single
family home. 2BR/2B, den, second level, bay view.
$3,500 per month.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.


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1.5 story, 4BR/3BA with updated guest apart-
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2,400 sq. ft. of living area, vaulted modern
open design. 460 ft. to beach. $269,900.
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JUST LISTED
Stunning canalfront home with 212 feet
on the water. Cathedral ceilings, wrap-
around deck and total privacy. 2BR/2BA,
close to beaches in the city of Anna
Maria. Don't miss this one! $225,000.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. 778-6986




LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717* Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
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Seller will entertain offers
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REALTOR/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
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http://www.pruflorida.com

Merry Christmas and a Happy New
Year to ALL my friends and customers.
Frohe Weihnachten Und Ein Gesundes Neues
Jahr Fuer Alle Meine Freunde Und Bekannten Verbunden
Mit Einem Herzlichen Dankeschoen Fuer Ihr Bussiness Und
Ihr Vertrauen. Ihre Karin Stephan
ANNA MARIA Brand new Key West style home in the City
of Anna Maria. Gulfview from the bedroom. Steps to the
beach. 3BR/2BA with pool. Call for your private tour today.
#KS16988. Call Karin Stephan eves. 388-1267.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 4 units beautifully furnished on a lot
100 x 100. Room for pool, extra office, laundry facilities, stor-
age and outdoor shower. Long term rental agreement with
German travel agency. Rent guarantee. Walking distance to
shopping, restaurants. Excellent income. *MVP Seller will
entertain offers between $650,000 $750,000. #KS17201.


CHARMING BAYFRONT HOME Lovely 3BR/2BA home with
clear views of the Skyway, city pier and pristine nature.
$329,000. #DY13518.
TIFFANY 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, elevator. $185,000. #TDY15658.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$130,000 $160,000. 2BR/2BA, lushly landscaped backyard,
enclosed lanai, garage, potential for duplex. #TDY16062.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, heated pool, private beach, de-
sirable location. $1,895,000. #TDY16859.
PALMA SOLA *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$130,000 $160,000. 1/2 block to Bay. 3BR/2BA, 2-car ga-
rage, caged pool, large lot. Citrus, quiet street. #TDY17901.
SANDY POINTE Beautifully furnished 2BR/2BA unit in bayfront
complex. $93,900. #TDY18420.
NEW LISTING *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$190,000 $230,000. Bayfront elevated home with protected
inlet. #TDY18532.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427



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NEW LISTING Anna Maria/Holmes Beach, west of Gulf
Drive. 2BR/1.5BA, parquet floors, paneled walls, crown
molding, shuffleboard court, banana and grapefruit trees,
fireplace, garage plus room for a second garage.
$279,000. #KS18867
TRIPLEX 3BF/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA close to the
beach. Excellent rental history. $159,900. #KS13966
BEST BUY House in San Remo Shores. Owner invested
$100,000 in renovation. Must see! 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceil-
ing in living room, fireplace, white carpet and white tiles.
New doors, breathtaking kitchen. Owner bought property
2 months ago for $235,000; invested $100,000. Again
selling for $235,000. #KS67542. Call Karin Stephan today
on this great buy.
DIRECT GULFFRONT *MVP Seller will entertain offers
between $650,000 $720,000. House with 2 apartments
and 1 efficiency on 2 lots. Great rental income. #KS14087.


CHARMING ISLAND HOME 2BR/2BA home on corner lot. Fireplace with updated kitchen and porch. Spanish
tile in kitchen/dining area. #17832. $139,000. Call Roni McCuddin-Price anytime 778-5585.
NEW LISTING Rare Island "fixer upper". 3BR/2BA with 2-car garage. Close to beach, shopping and library.
Priced to sell at $117,000. Don't miss this one! Call Roni McCuddin-Price 778-5585. #18681
NEW LISTING *MVP Seller will entertain offers between $160,000 $190,000. 3BR/2BA with caged pool,
newly upgraded with kitchen appliances, carpeting. Call Michael Advocate 778-0608.
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BILL BOWMAN
Broker Salesperson
S,. No catchy phrases, no fancy
slogans. Just 25 years of Real
Estate experience with the last
S 10 years on Anna Maria Island.

WAGNR I EALTY 939
778-2246


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LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT Big game jerky!
Alligator, venison, buffalo, ostrich. Gift boxes in-
cluded. 778-2485.

LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL GIFT? Hand-
crafted items for Christmas. Call Anna at 778-1560.

MATCHING CRIB, DRESSING TABLE. Good con-
dition. Call 778-6560, leave message.

HUMMEL FIGURINES FOR Christmas from the
'40's '50's. Perfect condition. Call 778-5821, leave
message.

EXECUTIVE DESK solid walnut, 7' x 4'. Excellent
condition $125. Call 778-0118.

DINING ROOM SUITE teak wood. Three piece
hutch buffet. Smoky glass table with 6 chairs. Ex-
cellent condition. $1,200. 779-2057.

FRONT CHROME GRILLE for a 1987 Ford
Ranger II $50. Call 778-6045.

CARDIO GLIDE Aerobic Rider exercise machine.
$100 OBO. Call 778-5923.

HAMMOND ORGAN with background instruments
$600. Console pull-out table, seats 8 10 $150.
778-6422.

WANTED USED PRESSURE WASHER 5 to 11
horsepower preferred. Call 371-8006.

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.


BUSINESS
CENTER


C3 ZONING
RENTAL
SPACES
AVAILABLE

SMini Storage
SRetail or Service
CALL NOW
778-2924
5347 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach


FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner,
turntable & cassette player $600. 778-1102.

WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


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


FULL GOSPEL CHURCH Harvest Chapel Christian
Fellowship being formed now in Northwest
Bradenton. For organizational meeting and start
date call 778-7999.

VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages
of information everything you need to know to
enjoy the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, dis-
counted 33% only at the newspaper office. You pay
only $10 plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978

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

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


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls)
- We come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only).
778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.

WENDY'S TLC PET CARE SERVICE. Just call
778-9289.


FORD CROWN VICTORIA LTD 1989 for sale. Ex-
cellent condition. $5,500. Phone 778-6517.

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


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

BOAT SLIP for rent in Holmes Beach. Call 778-7039.

TWO 10' BAIT NETS 1/4" mesh. $125 each. Costa Del
Mar sunglasses, boxed, unused $75. Call 778-4498.


1985 SKI NAUTIQUE like new. 17.5 feet, 351
Windsor. New upholstery $10,500. 371-8006.

18' THUNDERBIRD with trailer, 110 Evinrude OB, elec-
trical equipment included, convertible top. All necessary
equipment, ready to go. $2,500. Call 779-2057.

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.,
Bradenton Beach.

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.

SALESPERSONS FULL OR PART TIME, am & pm.
Retail experience a plus. Apply in person to manager,
The Beach Shop, 4000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.

BUCCANEER INN accepting applications. Broil-
ers, saute, servers, cocktail and pantry. Longboat
Key, 383-5565.

CLEANING LIGHT YARD WORK and mainte-
nance 20 25 hours per week including Sundays
and holidays. Call Haley's Motel at 778-5405.

DELI AND CASHIER help needed full and part
time. Several positions and shifts available. Please
apply in person prior to 3 pm or pick up application
anytime. Jessie's Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

TIP OF THE ISLAND is now accepting applications
for breakfast cook/waitress. Call 778-3909.
VENDOR NEEDED booth, shows, etc. Sell alligator,
venison, buffalo. No cost to you! Great profit! 778-2485.

TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY seeks temporary of-
fice staff for short term absences of regular em-
ployees. Range of duties; receptionist, clerical and
secretarial. High school graduate; 2 years general
office experience; typing and telephone skills; ex-
perience with public. $9.71/hour as scheduled.
Request application from Personnel, 501 Bay Isles
Road, Longboat Key FL 34228. EOE, veterans and
spouses of veterans preference.

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.


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








LARGE LOT 2 BLOCKS TO THE GULF PRICED TO SELL!
in Anna Maria City. Corner lot in the heart of Two bedrooms, 2.5 bath townhouse only BREEZY KEY WEST STYLE CANALFRONT
the city. Just listed at $89,000. 400 ft. to Gulf! Turnkey units offering all 308 Tarpon, Anna Maria
Call Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301 amenities and private pool. Call Marie 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, over 2,000 sq. ft. living
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986. Franklin for further details! $109,900 Firm. area with vaulted ceilings and master bed-
room suite on the 3rd floor. Offered at

Fran Maxon A $329,500.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER s 5
9i0 GLd. ox717.A- MnarFL 34216 REALTY Doug Dowling Realty
FAX# -7035 ss u Po .. 8.' Ann. Mnr. Ff -n2o ,69-- 7 7 s 1 o.
or KenJc (941) 778-1450 or 778-2307 1800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250 Firm. area with vaulted ceilings and master bed-
95 (941) 8-2259 Fax(941)778-2250





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ANGEL INVESTORS FOR kids television show.
Main character is on major networks nationwide ev-
ery Saturday. (941) 758-2331.



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.

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

IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Fast service. Island
pick-up and delivery. Smoke free environment. Ref-
erences available. Phone 778-2085.

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

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

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

DOCTORS FRANK & LISA LANZISERA, Chiroprac-
tors. Treatment for neck and low back pain, head-
aches, sciatica, ruptured discs, fibromyalgia. 15
years experience. Free consultation. 794-3344.

LOCAL HANDYMAN lawns, trimming, clean-up,
screen repair, paint jobs. Island resident. Call Pete
at 778-8436.


JUDY DUNCAN
Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG


Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.

CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
deodorizing. 794-1278.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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WATERFRONT HOMES
* Canalfront 2BR/2BA beauty with large
enclosed lanai over the canal, circular drive,
2-car garage, in nice area of Holmes Beach.
$229,900.
* Anna Maria canalfront home with large
wraparound deck that extends from the rear
of the house and opens to the bedrooms.
Recently remodeled! $259,000.
* Bayfront open water views are yours every-
day in this charming Anna Maria beach cot-
tage! Large windows in the great room extend
the view from inside to forever! $299,000.


NEW LISTING OF THE WEEK!
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS canal and bay
views! 4BR/3BA canalfront home with
gorgeous views, large family room, open floor
plan, many built-ins, hardwood floors,
fireplace, dock and davits and even a pool!
$395,000.
CONDOMINIUMS
NEW! Smugglers Landing immaculate unit
with top of the line everything! Cathedral
ceilings throughout and private area tucked
away in Cortez. $148,000.
Bridgeport condominium end unit with
great views of the Intracoastal and across the
street from the beach! 2BR/2BA, excellent
rental potential! $119,900.
Perico Bay Club ... several prime condos
and villas available in this fabulous commu-
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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.

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.

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
Blvd. 778-2896.

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


COQUINA MOORINGS Exceptional top UNIQUE TRIPLEX Quality constructed
floor unit with spectacular views of bay and well maintained residential triplex
and Gulf. Upgraded appliances, 2 balco- with spacious floor plans, private garages
nies and spacious floor plan. Pool, deep and storage rooms, on 100 x 100 lot with
water dockage and across from wide Gulf views. Unit mix is 3BR/2BA, 2BR/
sandy beach. Offered at $199,900. Call 2BA and 1 BR/1 BA with 3,225 sq. ft. living
Ed Oliveira at 778-1751. area offered at $325,000. Call Dave
Moynihan for details.


OCEAN PARK TERRACE 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! Of-
fered at $279,900. Contact Dave
Moynihan 778-7976.







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


ISLAND RESIDENCE 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.


IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1 BA totally up-
graded unit. New carpet, breakfast bar,
walk-in shower, low maintenance fees.
Priced at $92,500. Call Ed Oliveira at
778-1751.


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DRY WALL, TEXTURE
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Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
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25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247


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BEACHFRONT ANNA MARIA 2BR/1BA with heated
pool and spa. $450 Christmas week. 778-0118.

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/
1 BA home, sun room, screen porch, completely fur-
nished. $1,000 mo. plus deposit seasonal Jan.
through Apr. (813) 985-1965 or (813) 985-1745.

LOOKING FOR AN HONEST and responsible
woman to share my home with me in exchange for
housekeeping 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.

FEBRUARY RENTAL 2BR/2BA condo Gulffront
complex. Heated pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, tennis.
794-8877.
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.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO for rent 2BR/2BA. House
for rent 3BR/2BA pool, fenced, 2 lanais, just remod-
eled. Both for Dec. Jan. Call 792-1554.

A FEW PRIME JANUARY RENTALS available -
week or month. 1 or 2BR. Call Smith REALTORS,
778-0770.


FURNISHED ACROSS FROM BEACH 3BR/2BA for
January. North Beach Village, $2,200 mo. Excalibur
Realty, 792-5566.


GULFFRONT PRIVATE BEACH 2BR/1BA, unfur-
rfished. Annual -1 person $575 mo.; 2 people $650 mo.
plus security. Includes all utilities. No pets. 778-1086.

LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION 1BR/1BA furnished
beach bungalow. Gulffront, private beach. $450 wk./
$1,150 mo. 778-1086.

BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA
elevated home. Carpeted, huge deck. All rooms
overlook Gulf. Available Dec. 8 31 and March 1-8.
(813) 920-5595.

AVAILABLE JAN. 15 APR. 1. Rental, Westbay
Cove South. Great view of Intracoastal. 2BR/2BA,
upstairs center, heated pool, tennis court, convenient
location. 778-1532.

SEASONAL CUTE 2BR/1BA lower duplex. Steps to
beach. Available from March 1. $1,300 mo. 792-3226.

BEACH HOUSE Anna Maria Island. Gulffront,
great view, 3BR/2BA, garage, furnished. Available
for Christmas, Jan., Feb., Apr., May, Jun. Week or
month. Call (813) 949-0104.

SEASONAL 2BR/1BA apartment. Nice and clean.
Walk to beach. Small pet OK with deposit. (941)
778-5057.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONALS Immaculate, nicely
furnished 1 and 2BR apartments. Week, month or
season. Stones throw to beach. Reasonable rates.
778-4368.

ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE immediately. 3BR/
2BA Island duplex $1,000.3BR/2BA Sunny Shores on
canal $875. 1BR/1BA Island duplex $450. 2BR/1BA
Island duplex $575. Call Wagner Realty at 778-2246.
OOPS! CANCELLATION Use my pretty elevated home
Jan. through Apr. 2BR/2BA, carports, lakefront, fishing.
No pets. $1,600. 3 months. 778-1592.

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.

HOLMES BEACH APARTMENT just remodeled.
2BR/2BA, elevated, near beach and shopping. $650
mo. annual. 778-0217.


CHARMING 2BR/1BA apartment, washer/dryer
hook-up, super Holmes Beach location. Annual $625
mo. 778-0217.

BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo at Gulf Cab-
ins with top floor panoramic views. Beautifully ap-
pointed and fully furnished. Now available Jan. Apr.
due to late cancellation. Reduced to $2,200 mo.
Owner 778-0015.

NORTH HOLMES BEACH ground floor, turnkey,
2BR house, 100 yards to Gulf. Tropical setting. Sun
deck, large lanai with spa. Available Dec. 22, wk./
mo./seasonal. 778-5617.

CUTE AND COZY 1BR/1BA turnkey furnished with
porch and deck. 1/2 duplex only $300 wk./$1,000 mo.
Call Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-7244.

SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR house with fenced back-
yard, washer/dryer, carport, screened porch, Mexi-
can tile. Two blocks to beach. Available Feb. 1.
$1,500 mo. Call 778-8221.
ANNA MARIA SEASHELL COTTAGE New Year
special. Available Dec. 28/Jan., Apr., May. Sum-
mer rates. 2BR/2BA. '97 and '98. Call 778-4536,
leave message.


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ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 2BR, fully furnished
home conveniently located in quiet area. References
and interview required. 779-1215 Sally.
ANNA MARIA CONDO for rent the month of Janu-
ary. Immaculate, fully equipped, 1BR. $350 wk.
Please call 778-1915.


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE condo for sale by owner.
Priced at $143,000. 3BR/2BA. Call for appointment.
778-2629. Open house Sunday, Dec. 29,11 -2. 235
64th Street.

COMMERCIAL/RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE for rent
in Holmes Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
OPEN HOUSE 1 -4 DAILY. Waterfront showplace,
1 year new. Spacious 5,900 sq. ft. under roof, 4BR/
4BA, cathedral ceiling, 7 person spa, boat dock. Will
consider offers below appraisal. Appraised at
$485,000. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Broker/
owner 778-6155.

OWNER SELLING ELEVATED HOME in Anna
Maria City. 2BR/2BA, 2 living rooms, garage, work-
shop, storage, warranty. $197,000. Call 778-4543 to
view. Spacious.

FOR SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2BA condo on Palma
Sola Bay. Deep water canal, dock & davits, seawall,
2 pools, clubhouse, tennis. $159,900. (941) 792-
7122 for appointment.

IRONWOOD CONDO 5th floor, on golf course. 1BR/
1.5BA, partly furnished. $55,000. By owner, 794-3687.
3BR/2BA GROUND FLOOR steps to beach, excellent
condition. 106 77th Street, Holmes Beach. Call 778-3267.


ISLAND BEST BUY 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished.
$97,500. View of Intracoastal. Call Dick Maher or
Dave Jones at 778-6791. Coldwell Banker
Residential Real Estate, Inc.

SUNNY SHORE SUPER STAR owner financing!
Mobile home, 2BR/2BA, new kitchen, new roof
over with insulation. Towne & Shore, Madelynne,
778-2940 or 779-2044.

COZY, CONVENIENT, CARPORT Desoto Villa.
1 BR/1BA across from clubhouse, pool, tennis. Great
location. Possible owner financing. Towne & Shore,
Madilynne, 778-2940 or 779-2044.

HOLMES BEACH 4-PLEX across from beach, 10
years new. Room for pool. $320,000. Terms. 778-0217.
BEAUTIFUL HOME ON one of Anna Maria's best
streets. 3BR/3BA Key West style with lots of great
features. $369,000 by owner. 778-0217.


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living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women
and people securing custody of children under 18. This
newspaper will not knowing accept any advertising for
real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers
are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To
complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-
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BUMPER TO BUMPER

BY RANDOLPH ROSS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
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9 Fed
13 Mea-
18 "I reckon not"
19 Affair (Civil
War imbroglio)
20 Michener title
22 1995 N.B.A.
scoring leader
23 Business firm, in
France: Abbr.
24 Page 2, usually
25 Ratify
26 Software buyers
27 Wing it
29 Relief pitchers
31 Hardy grass
33 Measuring
system
35 Popular sporting
fish
37 (;en Pershing's
command Abbr.
38 Spread the word'
39 Tarlatan skirt
40 Masks
45 Georgia, once:
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46 Day, to Dayan
48 Campaign pro
49 Sample
50 Divvy up
51 "Behold," to
Boethius
52 Harper's Weekly
cartoonist


54 Singer Harris
56 The tiniest bit
59 Slugger's stat
62 Opposite of
paleo-
63 DefJam records
genre
64 Trafficjam
72 Trafficjam
73 Trafficjam
74 Fleur-de---
75 Author
Stanislaw
76 Young socialite
77 "The Flowering
Peach"
playwright
78 He wore a top
hat in "Top flat"
82 First word of
"Send in the
Clowns"
84 Overdue
86 Farthshaking
event
87 White louse
inits
89 Sports
governing body.
Abbr.
91 Author of "The
Island of the Day
Before"
92 Vacation spot
95 Even more
distressing
97 Optimist, of
sorts
99 Neptune moon
101 The dovekie is
one
102 Film heptad
105 Plan out
106 TV dinner name


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composer
112 "Fiddler on the
Roof" role
113 Day of la
semaine
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barriers
116 Battlefield V.I.P.
118 Sticky stuff
119 Club
publication
120 Paris cultural
center
121 Be behind
122 Poetic
preposition
123 Troll's cousin
124 Flagstone, e.g.
125 Davis of"'Get On
the Bus"
126 Wino's woe
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2 Al Davis's men
3 Harbor
4 Traffic jam
5 Post's opposite
6 Lord's lackey
7 Put one's foot
down
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day
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myth
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expression
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21 Sault Marie
28 "Cybill"
character
30 Popular brand of
stationery
32 Jacinto Day
(April 21)
34 Kiss flavor:
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43 Elton'sjohn
44 Good name fora
cabin attendant
47 Diving ducks
49 lad a tantrum
51 1ragranl resin
53 large chain
55 ('ty on the
()cmulgee River
56 Parts of days, in
the classified
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60 fond
farewell to
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shock
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cause
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endings
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68 Island
69 litchcock title


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wasn't there"
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short
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studio
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100 Incense
103 Synthetic fiber
104 Shearer of
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107 Alert
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ESPLANADE ON THE BAY $695,000
Mainland beauty house on Sarasota Bay,
4BR/2plus 1/2 bath, fireplace, newly glass
enclosed 30X12 porch. Only three years old.
Owner financing. Call Rose Schnoerr.


PREMIER NORTH POINT HOME
$595,000 4BR/5BA with office, den, family
room, formal jring room, vast storage, 2-car
plus garage, built for elevator. Dock with elec-
tric and water on deep canal. Call Dick Maher
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DEEP WATER CANAL $549,900 Custom
4BR/3BA with vaulted ceilings, lighted plant
shelves. Spacious master suite with Jacuzzi
tub. Over 2,400 sq. ft. Garage area. Call Mary
Ann Schmidt.


SAILBOAT WATER NO BRIDGES TO
GULF $439,000 Spectacular home at open
end of Island's widest canal. Totally updated
in 1996. Master bedroom overlooks heated
pool and spa. Dock with 10,000 lb. boat lift.
Call Bob or Lu Rhoden.


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


BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF SARASOTA
BAY $274,500 Carefree living on private,
gated island. 2,000 sq. ft. 2BR/2BA with loft and
vaulted ceilings. Enclosed lanai. Heated pool
and spa, tennis, jogging trails. Call Bob or
Penny Hall.


PALMA SOLA PARK'S BEST BUY
$169,000 Everything new inside and out.
New outdoor, above-ground pool and large
deck. Call Harold Small.


PINEBROOK GOLFERS DELIGHT
$136,500 Turnkey furnished. Used only 10
months in three years. Professinally decorated
with the finest quality decor and furnishings.
Glass enclosed lanai. 5th floor lake view. Call
Rose Schnoerr.


CONDOS ANNA MARIA ISLAND
3601 East B ay D r.#202 .................................................................... $97,500
3701 East Bay Dr.#8B ............... .... ...................................... 165,000
3705 East Bay Dr.#116 .............. ............. ............... 89,500
6200 Flotilla Dr.#252 .... ................ ......... .. ........... 215,000
6400 Flotilla Dr. #22 ................................. 144,900
6500 Flotilla Dr.#232 ....... ....... ......................... ........... ... 137,500
6500 Flihlrll Dr.#154 .............. ..................... ... ............ 130,000
6550 Flotilla Dr. #164 ................................... ........... 139,900
600 M anatee Ave #113............................................... ................ 145,000
600 M anatee Ave #115................. .................................................. 129,900


PRIVATEER NORTH LONGBOAT KEY
CLUB Breathtaking Gulf view. $215,000
CEDARS EAST TOWNHOUSE Designer "
turnkey furnished. $215,000 Call Rose Schnoerr.


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PANORAMIC WATER VIEW $139,900
Watch sail boats go by. Fabulous sun/moon rise.
Heated pool, tennis court, large beautifully land-
scaped greenbelt. Call Bobye Chasey.