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Privateer's float receives council nod
By Pat Copeland
It may not float but it's got staying power.
After unanimously agreeing that the Privateers'
boat/float should be allowed to stay where it is, the
Holmes Beach City Council last week asked its attor-
tey for suggestions to make it legal.
Discussion regarding the float has been ongoing
ince Mayor Bob VanWagoner sent the Privateers a
better maintaining it is illegally parked on the vacant lot
it the corer of Clark Drive and Clark Lane. Parking
new noise law
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner has of-
fered two new suggestions for changing the city's noise
SHowever, council agreed to proceed with its pre-
vious decision to ask the city attorney to define the term
"plainly audible." It also asked the attorney to return
the 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. restriction on excessive noise to
the ordinance and work with the police chief to estab-
lish an acceptable distance other than 50 feet for the
noise to be audible.
In mid-January council was slated to pass the or-
dinance that eliminated the decibel readings required in
the city's present ordinance and substitute a standard
in which a violation would occur if the sound was
"plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet from the build-
ing, structure or vehicle in which it is located."
A week before the meeting City Attorney Patricia
Petruff alerted council to a recent case interpreting Lee
County's noise ordinance in which the court ruled that
the "plainly audible" standard was unconstitutional.
She advised them not to pass the ordinance, noting that
any government that has a plainly audible standard is
subject to challenge.
VanWagoner offered the following suggestions for
Review the Bradenton Beach noise ordinance,
especially the definition of loud and raucous noise,
"Any sound which, because of its volume level, dura-
tion and character annoys, disturbs, injures or endan-
gers the comfort, health, peace, tranquillity and safety
of reasonable persons of ordinary sensibilities."
VanWagoner noted that the ordinance classifies
violations as being public nuisances, defines how they
may occur and lists various levels of enforcement, from
citations to misdemeanors.
He said that recent sound technology has acerbated
music volumes with penetrating beats. He said his sug-
gestion would recognize this by including "noises
whose resonances are heard or felt through vibrations
which carry across property lines to adjacent or neigh-
Councilwoman Billie Martini objected, saying the
mayor's first suggestion leaves too much to interpretation
by police officers who must enforce the ordinance.
"Who's to define what's offensive?" Council-
woman Carol Whitmore asked. "I think what we're
doing infringes on people's constitutional rights."
Resident Sue Normand accused Whitmore of miss-
ing the point.
"It's not what's offensive," Normand said. "If
you're in your home or yard you may not want to hear
music from a nearby establishment or your neighbor's
house or a car driving by."
trailers on vacant property is prohibited by the city's
new trailer ordinance.
VanWagoner said he's had complaints about a
smoker being stored on the lot and an open fire burn-
ing there recently, as well as complaints from residents
who've been told to move items from their vacant lots.
The mayor suggested that the float be stored at city
hall. However, the Privateers resisted that suggestion
because they can't drink beer while working on the
float if it's on city property.
Privateers' President John Swager told council that
the group has five or six pieces of large equipment
stored in several locations and members would rather
have it all in one location.
"I had a very friendly meeting with Swager,"
VanWagoner said. "He shared my idea that that's prob-
ably not the best place for the float. They have other
equipment they must store and they are trying to find
a solution to store it all in one place. We'll try to keep
working with them."
It would be difficult to write legislation to exempt the
group from the present ordinance, VanWagoner added.
Happy food for hundreds of hungry Islanders
Saturday's Flavors of the Island eventfeaturedfoodfrom restaurants on the Island and mainland. Hundreds of
people enjoyed sampling the fare from restaurants such as the Buccaneer Inn, Domino's Pizza, Isabelle 's, Joe's
Eats & Sweets, Leverock's, Sandbar Restaurant, Beach House Restaurant, Plum Pleasing Desserts, Tyler's Ice
Cream & Yogurt, Rod and Reel Pier and Restaurant, Garden Pizza & Deli, Tony's Place, Shells, Two Party Ladies
Catering & Deli. Pictured are Lee Stillwell, Drea Hallen and Rayma Stowefrom the Rod and Reel. The Flavors of
the Island was an Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce event. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
"People have the right to peace and tranquillity,"
Councilman Ron Robinson added. "Were not talking
about a little bit of noise. We're talking about horren-
dous noise. When the police show up, either they hear
it or they don't."
Whitmore suggested changing the 50 foot restric-
tion to 150 feet.
"If you're making noise that travels past your prop-
erty line, then you'd better buy some more land," said
resident Sarah Nicholas.
Councilman Don Maloney said the present ordi-
nance is sufficient.
"We need an enforceable ordinance," resident
Darlene Doran said. "We had sustained noise no one
could live with (in the neighborhood of the Anchor
Inn). Carol said this establishment has been in exist-
ence since 1972. Yes, the Anchor Inn has been there for
years but we're talking about what's coming out of it.
There's a difference."
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said the term
"plainly audible" is covered in the state statutes.
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FEBRUARY 5, 1997
"HE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
ED PAGE 2 M FEBRUARY 5, 1997 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
'Low-income' Anna Marians may get $500,000
By David Futch
Anna Maria City is seeking a $500,000 grant from
the federal government through a state program meant
to help impoverished neighborhoods.
In the city's case, it wants "free" federal money to
repair roads and improve drainage in specific neighbor-
To accomplish the objective the city needs to prove
at least 51 percent of the people who live in an area
where work would be done have low to moderate in-
Very low income means a person earns less than
$14,350 a year while low and moderate income for one
person is less than $22,950 annually.
However, some Anna Maria City residents believe
they have it pretty good.
Charlie Caniff reacted with disbelief as he listened
to grant writer Betty Jordan tell city commissioners
about a survey that shows the majority of people in six
neighborhoods claim low to moderate incomes.
Jordan, a private contractor who specializes in get-
ting grants for small cities, is working for the city and
only gets paid if the city receives the grant money.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will
hold a Thieves' Market at Holmes Beach City
Hall Field behind Holmes Beach City Hall,
5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, on Satur-
day, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Arts, crafts, flea market items and what-
nots will be available.
Vendor space is available at $15 per
For vendor information, call Bill or Janice
Dingman at 778-5777.
Theives' Market vendors and shoppers
turned out in force to the Privateers' sale
Saturday at the field behind Holmes Beach
City Hall. Future flea markets are planned
for Feb. 8 and March 1. For information call
778-5777. Islander Photo: Bonner
"I think philosophically we ought
to be ashamed of ourselves for going Income thai
after this money," Caniff said at the derivedfron
Jan. 28 commission meeting. "I get stocks and b
up in the morning and look at the
house I'm living in and I look at the security andi
car I'm driving and I look at other notfigure in
homes and cars around the Island apd
I'm not convinced that this is a low- to moderate-in-
"It seems to me that this survey is terribly skewed.
It doesn't appear to me that this community is impov-
Elnora Worth of Anna Maria reflected the same
view when she told commissioners, "I'm opposed to
spending federal money on an island that is so afflu-
Another resident said she knows different. A lot of
elderly Island residents are living on $5,000 a year. Ad-
ditionally, a number of young people living in Anna
Maria don't make much money and the Island isn't
Commissioner Robert McElheny, chairman of a
citizen task force charged with identifying what neigh-
New Anna Maria City Pier lights on soon
Anna Maria City Pier will turn on 39 new lights to
guide anglers and diners along the boardwalk at the his-
toric structure by the end of the week, according to
Anne Beck with Anna Maria Public Works.
Instead of the former overhead street lights -
blown down in a storm last summer the new lights
are on short, waist-high posts.
The cost for installation of the new lights was re-
duced thanks to Steve Kring, owner of Kring Construc-
All invited to EMS
The EMS (Emergency Medical Service)
Study Committee will make its recommendation
to the Anna Maria Fire Commission on Feb. 10
at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Station 1,
6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Following a six-month study of options for
EMS service, the committee recommended that
the fire district provide EMS service to its resi-
dents. The public is invited to hear the presenta-
tion and ask questions.
In a related business, the Manatee County
Legislative Delegation last week delayed action
on the board's request for a change in legislation
to give the fire district the power to collect taxes
to provide EMS service.
tion and Horizon Real Estate, who volunteered to in-
stall the light posts.
"It's my city, I live here. Occasionally you do
things for the place where you live and Anna Maria's
a great place," Kring said.
The lighting materials cost the city $1,177.78 and
a bill for the electrical work by Delta Security Systems
has not been received yet.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said he was glad to see
Kring offer his time for the project.
"It's free. Apparently the utility poles were the
city's and when they blew down, it was going to costs
us thousands of dollars," Wolfe said. "We decided to
go with this whole new lighting system. Without those
lights, the liability alone was incredible."
swimming pool at
Holmes Beach City Hall
Petitions bearing the names of 130 Holmes Beach
residents opposing the construction of a public swimming
pool on Holmes Beach City Hall property at 62nd Street
and Marina Drive were delivered to city hall this week.
The petitions were delivered by Russ Olson, a resi-
dent of Westbay Point & Moorings condominium on Flo-
tilla Drive behind city hall. Olson said the petitions were
circulated by a group of residents concerned with the traf-
fic and noise associated with a community pool and also
the cost and liability would be assumed by the taxpayers.
borhood streets need renovations and
zight be repairs, said the city should be diligent
a pension, about going after the money.
ds, social "I'm not too proud to spend money
I've already sent to the federal govern-
o on does ment," McElheny told the audience.
he survey. "I'm trying to get improvements to the
city without spending any more of your
money. This money can do nothing but help us."
Jordan said she has surveyed at least six neighbor-
hoods that qualify under the 51 percent income rule.
She said she goes door-to-door and asks how many
people are living at each home.
When she asks what they make, she only consid-
ers income from a job. Income that might be derived
from a pension, stocks and bonds, social security and
so on does not figure in the survey, she said.
Caniff said that distorts the survey. But Jordan said
the job income figure is the only one in which the fed-
eral government has an interest.
Joe Vona of Anna Maria said the city should be
leery about getting in bed with the federal government.
"If this is free money, why are you pushing this on
us?" Vona said. "There are always strings attached."
McElheny agreed there are strings attached and that's
why the city wants Jordan to do the grant application.
"And yes, we have to jump through 150 hoops,"
McElheny said. "You or I couldn't push this through."
The Community Development Block Grant is ad-
ministered through the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development and the Florida Department of
There are three national objectives involved.in the
program. They include benefiting low and moderate
income persons, addressing slums or blight or meeting
a particularly urgent community development need.
To qualify for the grant, points are scored on a
number of different levels with 1,000 points being a
For example, if the city can prove at least 51 per-
cent of people in a neighborhood are in the low- to
moderate-income level, they score points.
Bringing ordinances in line with how the feds think
affirmative action should take place is another way to
score points, according to Jordan.
One way to reassure Washington that affirmative
action is high on the city's list of desired goals is to
adopt a fair housing ordinance, she said.
Commissioner Elaine Burkly said she wanted to
know why the city attorney was not present to go over
proposed ordinances and changes to city codes.
"I find conflicts between this ordinance (Fair
Housing Ordinance 97-559) and our current code,"
Burkly said. "The 'family' definition is different. The
'people' definition is different. I'm not comfortable
passing this without our attorney present."
Jordan said the fair housing ordinance simply
states the city won't discriminate.
"Of the 1,000 points available, (the Fair Housing
Ordinance) is only five points," Jordan said. "But this
could cost you the grant. Why wouldn't you want to
have a fair housing ordinance?"
Commissioners voted 5-0 to continue the first read-
ing of the proposed ordinances and changes until a Feb.
4 workshop. The second reading is scheduled for
Thursday, Feb. 6, the commission decided.
The commission is on a hurry-up agenda because
the federal deadline for processing the city's applica-
tion for the money is Feb. 27.
The six sites the city likely would spend grant
money on improving are:
Replace stormwater drain pipes from 755 Jacar-
anda through to the outfall at Lake LaVista and will
include 515 feet of pipe and four catch basins with a
Replace 70 feet of stormwater drain under the
road at 424-423 Spring Avenue to tie into existing
Swale the 700 block of Rose Street to save new
pavement and tie into drainage system in the 600 block.
Replace 230 feet of stormwater drain at intersec-
tion of Holly and Jacaranda and replace three catch
basins and headwall one outfall.
Replace 30 feet of broken stormwater drain at 251
Gladiolus and add headwall for installation of flapper
Replace 210 feet of stormwater drain pipe at 419
Poinsettia and replace two catch basins and headwall
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 5, 1997 0 PAGE 3 Iir
Bradenton Beach Festival this weekend
Bridge Street will come alive with street dancers,
bands, artisans and folks looking for a good time this
weekend during the Bradenton Beach Festival.
The festival kicks off with the Grand Festival Pa-
rade. Staging for the parade will be at the Catalina
Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive N. Participants, includ-
ing the rollicking Privateers, will travel south on Gulf
Drive to Coquina Beach.
The festival will feature performances by James
Peterson, a blues musician who has played at the Chi-
cago Blues Festival, the Bourbon Street Blues and
Boogie Bar in New Orleans and the Mississippi Val-
ley Blues Festival. Peterson will perform Sunday from
Last year's Bradenton Beach Festival suffered from chilly weather, but festival organizers are hoping for
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Hours of the festival are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Satur-
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In addition to the music, a juried art show will be
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A car bashing will also be featured at the festival,
compliments of Paul's Automotive. For $1, you get
two swings at the car with a hammer, with a portion of
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The events are coordinated by the Old Town Busi-
ness Association, the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce and the Anna Maria Island Privateers. A
portion of the proceeds will go toward purchase of
computer equipment for the multi-media room of the
Anna Maria Elementary School.
Festival sponsors include: First Union, Paul's Au-
tomotive, American Bank, Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce, Bill Graham Ford, Rotten Ralph's,
John Huth Insurance, The Islander Bystander, Every-
thing Under the Sun Garden Center, Bradenton Beach
Business Owner's Association, Romine's 9th Street
Motors, Time Warner and the Bradenton Herald.
2/6, 7:30 p.m., Community Development
Block Grant Committee,
second public hearing
2/11, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., City election,
Commission work session rescheduled for 2/18
2/6, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
2/6, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
2/11, 7 p.m., Council work session
2/13, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment
2/10, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
2/12, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
2/12, 10 a.m., Citizens' Advisory Commit-
tee to the Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
RB PAGE 4 E FEBRUARY 5, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria political hopefuls
patty-cake their way through forum
By David Futch
Anna Maria City commission candidates describe
their qualifications in different ways.
Incumbent Commissioner George McKay, 51, said
his nine years as a commissioner and 23 years on the
Island qualify him.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe, 62, calls himself the
energizerr commissioner" because "I keep on run-
First-time challenger Dale Woodland, 48, said he
loves Anna Maria and plans to live here the rest of his
life "assuming I can continue to pay the taxes."
Former Mayor Max Znika, 70, said he brings his
business acumen to the table and already knows the
inner workings of the city, pointing to his seven years
as a commissioner.
There was little political one-upmanship at The
Islander Bystander-sponsored forum held at Anna
Maria City Hall Thursday, Jan. 30, as the hopefuls put
on soft gloves and patty-caked their way through ques-
Candidates were satisfied with offering their opin-
ions on solutions to city problems and potential ones,
but failed to strike any blows against their opponents.
The election is Tuesday, Feb. 11. Polls at city hall
will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Islander Publisher and forum moderator Bonner
Presswood posed questions to candidates that ranged
from recycling to making Magnolia Avenue a one-way
All agree that recycling is important as required
by the state and they like the city having large col-
lection bins on Pine Avenue.
The candidates were split on whether the city
should have curbside recycling to increase participa-
McKay said residents should consider the conve-
nience of curbside recycling and embrace it as long as
the cost isn't prohibitive.
Likewise for Woodland, who said if curbside recy-
cling improves the gains already made, he's for it as
long as a rate increase is justified.
Wolfe said Florida requires the county to recycle
30 percent of its garbage and the city exceeds those
requirements with its bins on Pine Avenue.
According to Wolfe the problem with curbside re-
cycling lies with elderly residents who have a difficult
time carrying loaded bins to the curb. He said rodents
are another problem with the curbside plan.
Znika is opposed to curbside service. He instituted
collection bins on Pine Avenue and likes them. He
doesn't like the idea that Waste Management of Mana-
tee County recycles trash and makes a profit from it.
Znika was asked about taking competitive bids on
extensive city projects and repairs.
"I think anything coming through the city should
be scrutinized now more than ever," Znika said. "Grant
money is going to dry up. I think anything over $500
or $1,000 should be bid on. We've got to watch our
Woodland said city commissioners need to use
some common sense for the sake of flexibility.
Wolfe said the city abides by state law with respect
State law exempts competitive bidding on projects
that cost less than $125,000 but many cities have ordi-
nances with greater restrictions.
Following a comprehensive study of drainage
needs, 1996 repairs were done piecemeal, thereby
eliminating the need for competitive bidding.
McKay said, "When you get into competitive bids,
practicality has to come into play. Competitive bidding
on the stormwater project got by us. A better review of
costs is necessary regardless of the project."
Asked what they could do to ensure the city's
beach renourishment project, scheduled for the year
2000, will go ahead as planned, the candidates looked
to Manatee County to keep the project in the state bud-
McKay said all three island cities voted in favor of
renourishment and commissioners have to make sure
they push the county.
"It's a cure-all," McKay said, "not a longtime so-
Wolfe said although he was not in favor of
renourishment, "the people said they wanted it and
voted for it. The best thing we can do is keep in touch
with the county and push."
To Woodland, beach renourishment is essential.
"It's an insurance policy. I've been watching Mul-
let Key and Egmont Key for years and Mother Nature
hasn't renourished them," Woodland said. "At least
with renourishment, we have something to fall back
Znika said the city "needs to go with the flow. We
have to have beach renourishment or we're going to
end up with a lot of new beachfront property."
On turning Magnolia Avenue into a one-way
street, the candidates said they're still getting feedback
Presswood asked, "If Magnolia is made one way
from Gulf Drive to South Bay Drive, then will Spring
have to be made one way going the other way?"
Wolfe said residents have made known their oppo-
sition to the plan proposed by Mayor Chuck Shumard
to relieve parking and traffic in front of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
McKay said the city has tried a number of solutions
to the vehicle problems at the Center, everything from
speed bumps to stop signs.
McKay suggested beefing up police patrols and
ticketing offenders, but making Magnolia one-way
does not appear viable.
Wolfe said the consensus seems to be that residents
don't want a one-way street. He said he is noncommit-
tal and can think of other solutions. He refused to
Woodland said he's found one-third of the people
like the idea of a one-way street, one third don't and the
rest don't care.
"If I lived on Spring Avenue," Woodland said, "I
would be furious (if they made it one way). We need
to enforce the speed limit, the four-way stop and park-
Znika said a long, one-way artery would create
havoc and everyone he has talked to is against it.
Several questions from residents focused on how
candidates spend their time when it comes to city busi-
McKay said he may not spend a lot of regular busi-
ness hours at city hall, "but I spend a lot of time with
people. You don't have to sit in this building [city hall]
to have contact."
Wolfe pointed out that he considers time at city hall
well spent. He said he spends four hours a day, five
days a week at city hall.
"I'm here because this is public service and I en-
joy solving problems," Wolfe said.
Woodland s-id he thinks McKay is on the right
"As far as being at city hall," Woodland said, "I'm
more likely to come to your house or you can come to
"I disagree with Dale and George," Znika said,
agreeing with Wolfe. "I was the first commissioner to
work here on a full-time basis. When I was first elected,
I would come in at 8 a.m. and was here until lunch.
There's always somebody who wants to talk. We
should have an open-door policy for anyone who wants
Maintaining Anna Maria's small-town atmosphere
was uppermost in the minds of the 35 residents who
attended the forum.
How to balance the need for more business with
regard to concerns of residents is important, candidates
"If we allow more development, it would mean a
change in zoning and it would mean blood in the streets
because I'd shoot the first person who tried it," Wolfe
said. "We are a single-family zoned city and that's how
I want it to stay."
McKay said Anna Maria is known for it's residen-
tial characteristics but the city also has to work with
Woodland said not allowing hotels and condomini-
ums was the best thing that ever happened to the city.
"I would never allow them," Woodland said. "Our
biggest need is to maintain infrastructure."
None of the candidates had suggestions to offer for
working with the present owners of the blighted An-
chorage restaurant location to improve the city and its
Several residents' questions concerned how candi-
dates could increase city revenues without increasing
individual property taxes. A "business versus ambi-
ence" problem in the city brought up a question from
past forums about increasing liquor tax revenues.
Two restaurants in the city, Ato's with a bottle li-
cense and Sign of the Mermaid which serves beer and
wine free with meals, have sought licenses in the past
to serve alcohol, Presswood said.
Znika said he favors a change to the city's alcohol
ordinance to accommodate the two restaurants.
"I eat at Ato's frequently and in Indian Rocks
Beach there are two restaurants there that serve beer
and wine with food (without benefit of a liquor li-
Znika said he would not support the more bars or
"purely drinking establishments" to the city adding, "I
don't see anything wrong with serving beer and wine
Woodland said he sympathizes with the Sign and
Ato's. "It's a shame (Sign of the Mermaid owner) Ed
(Spring) can't sell beer and wine," Woodland said.
"But there's an ordinance that prevents it."
Wolfe said the city ordinance has been found to be
McKay agreed with Wolfe.
"The ordinance is going to stay the way it is,"
McKay said. "I don't think this city is in favor of
changing the ordinance."
Znika said the bottom line is that Anna Maria is a
single-family community and should stay that way.
Government in the sunshine for all to see is part of
the political process.
To each candidate, the state's Sunshine Law means
something a little different.
To Mckay, the law is good. It is a system of checks
and balances "and one of the reasons I stay away from
this building." The law prohibits two elected officials
from meeting in private, hence the term government in
Wolfe said, "The law makes government difficult
and complicated but it doesn't stop it."
Woodland said he favors the law but wishes it
could be modified so it doesn't handcuff politicians.
Znika said he wonders why some governments
ignore the Sunshine Law and others are held account-
"A board in Tallahassee said it was going to have
a closed meeting. Longboat Key officials said the same
thing," Znika said. "What's not right is if I meet with
George McKay it will be in every paper in the county."
Florida legislators wrote the Sunshine Law and
when they did, they exempted themselves. The
Longboat Key reference to a closed meeting of the
town commission is exempted by the sunshine law
because the commissioners consulted its attorney re-
PLEASE SEE FORUM, NEXT PAGE
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N FEBRUARY 5, 1997 U PAGE 5 Ki
Minor changes added to rental ordinance
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council last week agreed
with most of the planning commission's suggested
changes to a proposed residential rental ordinance.
Council also considered City Attorney Patricia
At long last it's official
Dawn Wolfe, Florida Department of Transportation
liaison for Sarasota and Manatee counties, breaks out
the bubbly and officially opens the walkover bridge in
the City of Anna Maria with Mayor Chuck Shumard
and other dignitaries looking on. The $180,000 bridge
was funded by the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion through an Intermodal Surface Transportation
-Efficiency Act grant and was on the drawing board for
more thanfive yearslslander Photo: David Futch
Petruff s comments in their discussion. The ordinance
goes back to Petruff for revisions before coming before
council for first reading.
The ordinance will limit residential rentals to 30
days in the R-l and R-3 districts and limit rentals to 14
days in the R-2 district.
The property cannot be rented more than once during
the designated rental period, but the rental can be of any
length. This provision will also apply to the R-4 district.
The ordinance makes renting in a residential district a
permitted accessory use. Grandfather status is included in
the ordinance but will be eliminated after three years.
According to present ordinances, seven-day rent-
als are permitted in the R-4 district and 30-day rentals
are permitted in the R-1AA district.
1. Creating overlay districts throughout the city
could be in conflict with people's perception of the city
as a residential community.
Petruff said this is not an issue since the planning
commission found that the ordinance is consistent with
the comprehensive plan. Council agreed.
2. Change the numbering in the ordinance to be
consistent with the numbers of the zoning districts. For
example overlay district one should be the R-l district
and so on.
Petruff and council concurred.
3. Repeal ordinance 92-1, which established 30-day
minimum rentals in the R-1AA district (Key Royale), and
include R-1AA in the proposed ordinance.
Petruff and council concurred.
Council Chairman Luke Courtney noted that there
is no grandfathering in ordinance 92-1 but there is in
the proposed ordinance.
"You would have to be doing it in the recent past
to be grandfathered and since grandfathering is already
prohibited there, that's covered," Councilman Ron
Robinson pointed out.
4. Every rental property must be registered with the
city and the registration form should include full infor-
mation on the owner, the property, rental type, rental
duration and emergency contact.
Petruff said the city currently requires each owner
to obtain a rental license but a more complete form can
be developed. Council concurred.
5. The registration form should include an oath and
the signature of the property owner at the bottom.
The current form requires the property owner to
sign a statement that the rental will be operated in full
compliance with the law; however, council can require
that the form be notarized, Petruff said.
6. Registration information should be updated an-
nually and a new license required if the property is sold.
The current annual renewal process accomplishes
the first part and the second part can be addedpagreed
Petruff and council.
7. Every rental property owner should receive a
form detailing the ordinance and its requirements.
Petruff did not recommend this provision because "it
places an inordinate burden on the city staff and provides
an owner with a defense should the staff fail to inform the
owner of each and every law which could possibly be vio-
lated during the course of renting the property."
FORUM, FROM PAGE 4
garding ongoing litigation.
On whether a 65-foot-high bridge should replace
the current bascule bridge on Manatee Avenue, each
candidate said he was opposed to it.
Woodland said the majority doesn't support it.
"I think we should oppose it every step of the
way," Woodland said. "I still think it's going to hap-
Znika said Anna Marians voted against the bridge
and that's good enough for him.
Wolfe said the city wrote a resolution against the
tall bridge. People don't want it, he said.
McKay said when he attended his first Island
Transportation Organization meeting he had some ad-
vice for the members.
"I offered some ideas and was almost lynched,"
McKay said. "We should still take a negative stand and
say, 'No. No. No. No. No."'
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A choice of experience
Anna Maria voters will go to the polls Tuesday to
elect two commissioners from a field of four candidates.
George McKay and Doug Wolfe are seeking re-
election. The best-of-two race also features Max Znika,
a former commissioner and short-term mayor at the end
of Ray Simches' term, and Dale Woodland, election
newcomer and code enforcement board member.
We believe McKay offers solid, thoughtful leader-
ship. He's dedicated. He has a thorough knowledge of
Anna Maria and the willingness to cooperate with other
Island governmental bodies and the county and state.
We encourage voters to re-elect him.
Wolfe also has a solid knowledge of city govern-
ment and procedures. He says he spends four hours a
day at city hall but we don't know how he spends that
time except for talking to folks who wander into or call
city hall. He lacks initiative and new ideas perhaps
indicative of the electorate's desire for the city based
on the status quo. Somehow, we don't believe any
community in as fast-growing a state as Florida can
afford such an attitude.
Meanwhile, Znika is "tanned, rested and ready" to re-
assume the duties of a commissioner. He's produced a
number of new ideas in his hiatus and we believe he's
gained a better perspective of the frustrations of citizens
who seek improvements better government spending.
Since personalities are pivotal to Anna Maria's unique
community spirit, we suggest the electorate make ballot
decisions based on the personalities of Wolfe and Znika.
Woodland is feisty and eager but he doesn't mea-
sure up to the value of experience possessed by the
other three candidates.
The Islander Bystander endorses George McKay
and recommends you make a choice between Doug
Wolfe and Max Znika for the other seat on the Anna
Maria City Commission. Please vote Feb. 11.
... and about the mustard
We wish Anna Maria City the best of luck in its
search for a state Community Development Block
Grant for stormwater runoff improvements.
Do we have the conscience to accept federal dol-
lars with qualifications from an income survey that
doesn't recognize typically wealthy retirement income
from pensions and stocks?
Of course we do. We'll take all the federal tax dol-
lars we can get to supplement the local budget and al-
low city revenues to be spent on added parking at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center and for-resident
and visitor parking at the beach and a long laundry list
of community needs.
More grants, more better. There's never enough
mustard to top our hot dogs.
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Shumard: opposed to high bridge
This letter is in response to Ann Shaw's Jan. 8 let-
ter offering your concerns about my vote on the Florida
Department of Transportation five-year plan. It appears
that you were misinformed or were not given all the in-
formation about the process involved.
This five-year program was a draft and was only
the first step. The draft has to be matched with the
Transportation Improvement Program, and then a vote
will be taken on the final package. I plan to express my
opinion, as the representative of the Island Transpor-
tation Planning Organization, against the high bridge
at such time. It is very disturbing that some individu-
als make a lot of statements before they find out all the
My position has not changed and I will, at the
proper time, voice those views. In all probability I will
vote for the total package because there are approxi-
mately 50 projects I agree with, but that would be only
after I air my views about the high bridge.
Anna Maria Mayor Charles Shumard
By land, sea or rail
I've got a dynamite idea!
Why don't we enlist the help of the Privateers, bind
their wrists and blindfold Mayors Arnold and
VanWagoner, then force them to walk the Seventh and
Eighth Street docks respectively they should be
perfectly safe since nobody's been hurt out there in
more than 40 years. Of course, there's always those
concrete sharks lurking in the Bay.
Then again, maybe we could send them out to sea
aboard the Privateers "float," and kill three birds with
one (the float will sink like a rock) stone, so to speak.
If we take this approach, there'll be plenty of space for
the chronic noise and Sunshine Law complainers as
well. Think about it! The possibilities are limited only
by the overloaded capacity of the ship, but we gotta put
in reservations for some Florida Department of Trans-
portation people early.
The Island doesn't need the kind of petty silliness
to which these two, Leroy and Bob, have made us wit-
ness in the last year or two. They and some of their
"commissioners" should either grow up or go away -
by land, sea or rail.
Jim Zucker, Bradenton Beach
Island tops with English guest
As I gaze out of my window across the snow-cov-
ered hills of my native Derbyshire, here in the center
of England, my thoughts return to Anna Maria Island
and the wonderful vacation spent with my wife and two
friends for two weeks in November 1996.
There is no doubt that it provided excellent therapy
for the sub-zero temperatures we are experiencing at
As first-time visitors to Florida, indeed to the USA
even (our friends have been on previous occasions), we
fell in love with the Island. We stayed in a condo within
a five-minute walk of the Island Shopping Center and
were very comfortable.
The climate suited us although I understand it was
unusually cool for that time of year. But what im-
pressed us as much as anything was first, the cleanli-
ness of the environment the streets and beaches, etc.
- and second, the genuine warmth and friendliness of
the inhabitants whether in the shops, bars, restaurants
or just the "man on the street."
So, from this distance, I would like to say a hearty
"thank you" to all the people on the Island who helped
to make our stay such a memorable one.
I was also pleased to note that there appears to be
a great deal of interest in soccer, particularly among the
youngsters. This can only auger well for the future of
this wonderful game in your country. My team well,
the team I support is Derby County, which plays in
the so-called Premiership League which, as the name
suggests, is England's top league. Derby County,
known as the Rams, was promoted last term and cur-
rently occupies a mid-table position. It is interesting to
note that your weekly paper contains the word "Derby"
in its title. That is The Islander Bystander!
If any of your soccer fan readers are interested in
learning more about Derby County, I shall be pleased
to pass on appropriate information.
Meanwhile, Anna Maria Island, thanks again and
I'll be back.
John Sheldon, Derbyshire, England
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 1, The Roaring Twenties
by June Alder
The Bean women before they got the vote. Mabel (Mrs. George Wilhelm) Bean,
age about 25, is the one next to the piano with her hand on sister-in-law Edith
Bean's shoulder. The occasion was a wedding shower for Edith held in Mabel
Bean's Tampa home.
WAY TO GO, MABEL!
The dizzy decade of the 1920s in
Florida blasted off when women got the
vote. Mabel Williams Bean of Anna
Maria Key's pioneering Bean family
was a local hero in the seven-decade-
long fight for women's suffrage. She
had married George Wilhelm "Will"
Bean, son of 1890's Island homesteader
George Emerson Bean, in 1898.
It was a thrilling year for the 18-
year-old who worked at the Port Tampa
post office where her father was post-
master. Thousands of American soldiers
were waiting to shove off to fight the
Spanish in Cuba, and it seemed all of
them were sending photographs and
government checks home.
For safekeeping Mabel stashed the
cash in rolled-up newspapers that she
hid under her skirts while going to
Tampa to deposit it in the bank. It was
daring stuff, sitting demurely on all that
money in a train full of flirty service-
men. But that wasn't all she was asked
to do, Commanding General William
Shafter, a friend of her father's, re-
cruited her to do undercover work for
Certain Spanish sympathizers were
suspected of relaying military informa-
tion to the enemy via the U.S. mails. It
was Mabel's duty to intercept letters to
and from these villains and deliver them
personally to Shafter at the Tampa Bay
Hotel. Mabel also took it upon herself to
shadow the suspects. She hiked up her
skirts and followed them around town
on her bicycle.
Sounds like comic-opera stuff. But
Mabel may have foiled a plot to poison
the water supply to the army camps.
Authorities arrested several men on that
You couldn't beat a gal like that,
thought handsome Will Bean, who took
Mabel to Cuba for their honeymoon.
The marriage was helpful to Bean's
career. He succeeded his father-in-law
as port postmaster and before long he
was Tampa postmaster. This political
plum led to lots of opportunities to make
In 1911 Bean bought out his broth-
ers and sisters and got control of his
father's entire 160-acre homestead on
the north end of Anna Maria Key. He
rushed ahead building frame houses in
a checkerboard pattern, ensconcing
Mabel and their teen-aged daughter in
one of them.
But the resort failed with the onset
of the Great War, so Will and Mabel
moved back to Tampa. Gone was not
only the family homestead but Mabel's
inheritance from her father. Mabel
never forgave Will for that, nor for his
affairs with a series of secretaries.
While Will was wheeling and deal-
ing, Mabel threw herself into the
women's movement, working to elect
a woman to the School Board in 1916.
(Women could campaign but not vote.)
Mabel's candidate came close to win-
ning, which shows feminists had some
support from their husbands, though
they probably didn't include Will
Mabel and her cohorts founded
the Tampa Equal Suffrage League in
her living room in 1917. The activists
went to Tallahassee to lobby for
women's suffrage, but the legislators
disdained them. Nevertheless, the 19th
Amendment was adopted in August
By that time the Beans were living
on credit in a fancy New York City
hotel suite. While Will wheeled and
dealed and squired women friends to
the theater with 18-year-old Gladys in
tow, Mabel took classes at Columbia
University and marched up Fifth Av-
enue with women's rights leader Car-
rie Chapman Catt.
Mabel struck a blow for her own
freedom in 1920. She divorced Will,
who moved to Washington, D.C., with
his new wife. He had wangled a cushy
job in the Harding administration.
Incidentally, Gladys Bean danced
on Broadway until she married a den-
tist and settled.down in Tampa. Mabel
died in her only daughter's home in
1960. Will had died of cancer in Wash-
ington 10 years before.
Next: Other Anna
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Mayor Arnold responds to
The following statement is in response to a letter
by Linda Sanders in the Jan. 29 issue of The Islander
Bystander. I want everyone to know that the very first
time I heard of Mrs. Sanders' opinion that a "prospec-
tive volunteer" was humiliated at the Bradenton Beach
City Commission meeting and ended up leaving that
meeting in tears was by reading her letter in the news-
paper. Mrs. Sanders never contacted me personally to
let me know of her feelings or to discuss any problems.
I was truly shocked, as I certainly did not think that
anything I said that evening could have been so misun-
derstood. I received a copy of that meeting tape and
requested a verbatim transcript be made from the sec-
tion of the tape relating to Mrs. Sanders' letter. The
original tape is on file in the clerk's office at city hall
and is available for copies if anyone is interested in
hearing the facts first-hand.
In December, I appointed Vice Mayor Charlie
Grace as the commission liaison to the Manatee County
Commission. I have no authority by our city charter to
appoint any volunteers to liaison duties or to offer them
any official title or appointment other than a commis-
sion appointment to an official city board. As mayor of
Bradenton Beach, I know the value of volunteers to our
city and I encourage all citizens to become involved. I
appreciate the volunteers that we do have and honor
them and the important work they do for Bradenton
Bradenton Beach Mayor Leroy Arnold
Partial tape of
Grace: We've had a citizen go to all the county
commission meetings last year. No mention has been
made so far this year to continue this practice. The [city
commission] liaison can't go to all the [county com-
mission] meetings so the citizen could alert the liaison
when an item relating to our city will be discussed. I
think this is a good idea. Linda Sanders has been do-
ing this last year. I would like to thank her for doing the
job and would like to see her continue.
Arnold: Oh, yes. Linda has been doing that and it's
complimentary, but it wasn't an "official appointment."
She just did it on her own. I would encourage her to
keep doing it.
Grace: That's why I brought it up. I think she
should do it, too.
Arnold: We don't have that as an official title.
Grace: It was just brought to my attention that noth-
ing had ever been said, so I thought I'd bring it up tonight.
Arnold: I encourage them to participate in anything
that can help. But as far as being the "official city liai-
Grace: Oh, no, she's not that.
Arnold: She's a good representative, though.
Traffic violator drives away
We would sincerely like to thank those who
showed concern and offered assistance at the time of
our accident, approximately noon on Wednesday, Jan.
15, on Gulf Drive, Harbor Drive and 45th Street.
Also, thanks to Holmes Beach Police Officers
Keller and Stears for their courteous and efficient
handling of the situation; and Jeff Cobb, who witnessed
the accident and was kind enough to stay with us until
the police arrived.
My wife suffered chest injuries and has been
placed under a doctor's care, but other than that we
were very fortunate. It could have been worse had I
collided with the violator for failure to yield the right-
It was also difficult to watch the violator drive away
unscathed, apparently either unknowing or uncaring.
To the elderly gray-haired lady wearing glasses,
driving the late model Mercury or Buick with a white
body and blue canvas top, whom I avoided hitting, how
about fessingg up?"
Robert Davis, Holmes Beach
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Increase in airplane noise irks residents
By Pat Copeland
Due to recent complaints by Holmes Beach resi-
dents about an increase in airplane fly-overs, an air-
port official has been invited to the Feb. 11 council
Dave Ingram, environmental affairs manager of
the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, will
explain airport operations and the flight paths used
by departing commercial aircraft and answer resi-
Last week council invited Capt. Elmo Torres to its
work session to report on airplane fly-overs. Torres, a
retired pilot, has been the Island's liaison to the airport
Blame laid in fiery 1993 Tampa Bay boat collision
Court-appointed arbitrators have parceled out the blame for an Aug. 10, 1993, three-boat collision and
resulting oil spill. The collision, just south of Mullet Key in Tampa Bay, left more than $100 million in envi-
ronmental, economic and property damage. More than 225,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico
and Tampa Bay. Arbitrators determined that Capt. Thomas Baggett, the pilot of the freighter Balsa 37, was 65
percent responsible for the collision. Baggett was suspended for nine months following the collision. The
tugboat-barge Seafarer/Ocean 255 was 35 percent responsible for the accident. A third tug-barge combina-
tion, the Capt. Fred Bouchard/Barge B155, was judged not to be at fault. The arbitration settlement is thought
to serve as a guide for what will undoubtedly become a massive legal battle that will probably land in the U.S.
Supreme Court. Pictured is the scene from Aug. 10, 1993. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
authority's noise abatement board.
"It's occurring because of complaints from
Longboat Key," Torres said. "They hired an engi-
neering firm that took no input from the Airline
Pilot's Association about what an airline can actu-
ally do and developed a noise impact proposal and
flight path. In this engineering study they seem to
think that it's according to population and not the
Torres said the proposal is academic because an
airplane's performance depends on the wind and "the
quicker you get the airplane up, the less noise there is."
Councilman Don Maloney, who volunteers at the
airport, said he spoke with airport authority personnel
who assured him the flight paths have not changed in
eight years. He said he also spoke with a Longboat Key
commissioner who said their proposal was never ac-
"The final pattern has changed," Torres stressed.
"It was effective the third of January and it comes over
Homes Beach on certain days on under certain condi-
Councilwoman Billie Martini said Island officials
should take the issue to the Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization or the Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization.
"The jurisdiction of this falls on the Federal Airport
Administration," Torres responded.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore suggested that
Island officials write a letter to the airport authority
about their concerns. Torres said that will have no ef-
fect and suggested that he and Whitmore meet with
Chairman Dan McClure of the airport authority.
Torres said his term as the Island's representative
has expired and the first step is for Island officials to
re-appoint him to the noise abatement board.
"I'll do it again if I get some support from you, but
not if I'm going to be up there alone," he said.
Torres also noted with a smile that military flights
over the Island have increased but "you'd have to know
(President) Bill Clinton or the Secretary of Defense
personally to change that."
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varied ideas and solutions for the city's trailer ordi-
Councilman Ron Robinson wanted to keep the
ordinance as written, while Councilman Don Maloney
wanted to scrap it. The other three council members,
Carol Whitmore, Billie Martini and Chairman Luke
Courtney, agreed to ask the mayor to write a more lib-
eral definition of the term "configuration."
According to the ordinance, passed in July, all trail-
ers, RVs and recreational-type vehicles must be parked
in the side or back yard unless there is no other alterna-
tive available due to the configuration of the property.
In December the council was confronted by angry
residents who were told they must remove costly land-
scaping and fences in order to park their trailers and
RVs in their side or back yards. One resident who
came before the code enforcement board maintained
that landscaping is part of the configuration of the
property. The board tabled the case and asked coun-
cil for a definition of configuration.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff gave the council
three options amend the ordinance to clarify its
intent, provide direction of its intent to the code en-
forcement board or advise board members to use their
own judgment as to what the term "configuration"
means based on common usage of the term.
Courtney recommended the third option along
with his comments that the intent of the ordinance was
to improve the appearance of the city.
He said it was not the intent of the council to cause
a hardship by forcing residents to remove fences and
landscaping or park their trailers and RVs in areas that
might cause damage to the trailers.
It was not the intent of the council to force resi-
dents to park RVs that are their primary means of trans-
portation in back and side yards, Courtney said.
"If we're only passing an ordinance to encourage
people, I think we ought to throw the ordinance away
and write a resolution," Maloney observed. "I would
hate to be a member of the code board and try to en-
force anything that was not our intent."
"It was our intent when we passed the ordinance,"
Whitmore disagreed. "But if we feel this was a bad de-
cision we should try to work with the people. I still feel
we should have some type of ordinance."
Mayor Bob VanWagoner suggested council allow
the code enforcement board to interpret "configura-
tion" in the liberal sense to include landscaping and
Robinson said Courtney's suggestion would lead
to selective enforcement and Maloney agreed.
The council should rescind the ordinance and start
over, said Code Enforcement Board Chairman Art
"You're trying to design the town and that's not the
way to do it." he said. "It would help the board not to
have to deal with it. I don't think it will necessarily
make the town more attractive. If you have a vehicle
you want to conceal, instead of having a law that says,
"Park it here or there," make a law to provide for
screening of RVs."
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stone material, and was used on medium-sized spears to hunt small animals. This one is at least 5,000 years
old and could be much older. It probably was used by the Calusa Indians who ruled from Tampa to Key West.
Islander Photo Courtesy: Larry Matzen
Auction volunteers are
knocking on Island doors
Volunteers working on the Anna Maria Island
Community Center's 13th annual spring auction begin
knocking on doors of Island businesses this week in
search of donations and program advertising for the
April 12 "An Affaire to Remember '97" benefit.
The 17 members of the Center's board of directors
and eight members of the "Affaire '97" committee
have a special mission this year, reports Trudy Moon,
"We want to top last year's best-ever proceeds of
$47,000 and go over the $50,000 mark," says Moon
in her second year at the helm of the Center's most
important yearly fundraiser.
The auction will once again be held in the large
auditorium at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes
Beach. Moon says "the exciting difference" in the tra-
ditionally elegant evening will be a sit-down gourmet
Although the auction is still weeks away, the job
of collecting hundreds of items for the silent and live
bidding auction must be completed next month in or-
der to prepare the published program for distribution
First-time donators and advertisers and anyone
else wanting to be sure his or her donation is included
in "An Affaire to Remember '97," are asked to contact
Ann DeBellevue, auction donation chairwoman, at
778-5590 or call the Center at 778-1908.
CPR classes offered
by fire district
The Anna Maria Fire District will offer classes
in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) the second
and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6 to 10
p.m. Participants will received their CPR certifica-
tion following one four-hour session.
Classes will be held at Station 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Call the administrative office
at 778-6621 for further information.
Motel units add up
Last week's story in The Islander Bystander on
rental restrictions in the A-1 district in Holmes
Beach stated that Resort 66 has 14 units. The motel
has 27 units. The Beach Inn next door with 14 units
was not listed.
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Cheri Ann Deen
Cheri Ann Deen, 51, of Bradenton and formerly of
Anna Maria, died Jan. 16 in Tucson, Ariz.
Mrs. Deen was born in Carlsbad, N.M., and served
in the military. A military service was conducted Jan.
20 in Tucson by the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Survivors are a son, Eddie of Bradenton; a daugh-
ter, Jana Johns in Oregon; her mother, Bobbie Long of
Tucson; father, Doug Wood; a brother, Mike Long of
Tucson; a sister, Janet Hoffman of Tucson; and four
Local services were Tuesday evening at the Cen-
ter for Positive Living in Sarasota with Desert Crema-
tory of Tucson in charge.
Paul L. Fairbanks
Former Bradenton Beach Police Chief Paul L.
Fairbanks, 51, of Bradenton died Feb. 2 at home.
Born in New York City, Fairbanks came to Mana-
tee County from Baltimore 18 years ago. He was a
machine operator for Tropicana and worked for the
Sheriff s Department for five years.
He became Bradenton Beach police chief in No-
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; two step-
daughters, Karen Palella of Anna Maria Island and Kelly
Boetel of Colorado; a stepson, Joseph Ford of Bradenton;
a sister Mary Bugbee of New York; two brothers, Will-
iam Jr. of Virginia and Richard of Oregon; his mother,
Mary H. of Pennsylvania; and two stepgrandchildren.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11
a.m. at 850 N. Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 6055 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla.,
Rosalene A. Gwin
Rosalene A. Gwin, 73, of Holmes Beach, died Feb.
Born in Battle Creek, Mich., Mrs. Gwin came to
this area in 1971 from Cleveland, Ohio. She retired
from Manatee Memorial Community Hospital where
she worked as clerk in the X-ray department. She
served in the U. S. Coast Guard in World War II and
was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Sheryl Pampuch of
Holmes Beach; three grandchildren, Kimberly
Pampuch of Anna Maria, Edward North of Holmes
Beach, and Nicole Cook of Ashville, N.C.; and a great-
granddaughter, Megan Cook of Ashville.
A memorial mass will be said on Saturday, Feb. 8,
at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Har-
bor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manasota Chapel, is
in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth P. Jones
Elizabeth P. Jones, 85, of Cortez died Feb. 3 in
Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Lake Park, Ga., Jones came to Manatee
County in 1912. She was a homemaker and a member
of Church of God of Cortez.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda
Fulford of Cortez and Shirley Brinn of Oneco; a son,
Bobby, of Bradenton; 10 grandchildren and seven
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at
Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 5624 26th St. W. A
service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the
funeral home with Pastor Joseph Benton officiating.
Burial will be in Palma Sola Cemetery, Bradenton.
John A. Kennedy Jr.
John A. Kennedy Jr., 85, of Holmes Beach died
Feb. 2 in PersonaCare.
Born in Red Bank, N.J., Kennedy came to
Manatee County from Chappaqua, N.Y., 24 years
ago. He was a sales manager for Barlett Tree Co.,
Westchester County, N.Y.
He was a member of Key Royale Golf Club.
Kennedy served in the U.S. Army during World War
II in 109 Infantry 28 Division.
He is survived by his wife, Marion; a stepdaugh-
ter, Marilyn Wilking of Houston; a stepson, Charles
Nash of Carmel, N.Y.; and three step-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to American
Parkinson's Association, 116 John St., New York, N.Y.
Wanda 0. Pence
Wanda O. Pence, 82, of Bradenton Beach, died
Jan. 26, in Hospice House.
Born in Huntington, Ind., Mrs. Pence came to the
City of Anna Maria from Kokomo, Ind., in 1978. She
was a homemaker and a Methodist. She was a mem-
ber of Phi Beta Psi sorority and P.E.O. Sisterhood.
She is survived by a daughter, Camille Highlen of
Bradenton; a son, Jarret of Venice; two sisters Bette
Livingston of Sarasota and Audrey Booth of
Bradenton; seven grandchildren; and three great-
There will be no visitation and the memorial ser-
vice will be private. National Cremation Society,
Sarasota chapter, was in charge of the arrangements.
Joann M. Reed
Joann M. Reed, 70, of Natick, Mass., and Cortez,
died Jan. 28 in Natick.
Born in Natick, Mrs. Reed came to Manatee
County from there every winter for several years. She
was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Linus
Catholic Church, West Natick.
She is survived by two daughters, Molly of
Natick and Jane Gamache of Middletown, R.I.; a son,
Timothy of Natick; and three grandchildren.
Services and burial took place in Natick. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Natick Visiting
Nurse Association, 209 W. Central St., Natick, Mass.
01760. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, Bradenton,
was in charge of the arrangements.
Peter Dayton Stewart
Peter Dayton Stewart, 47, of Anna Maria, died
Jan. 31 at Presbyterian Home in Quitman, Ga.
Born in Montclair, N.J., Mr. Stewart graduated
from Briarcliff High School in Atlanta and was a
graduate of West Georgia College. He was a sales
representative for Ethecon/Johnson. He was Presby-
He is survived by his parents, Sinclair and Martha
Stewart of Anna Maria City; two sisters, Leigh Fann
of Lilburn, Ga., and Jill Ogle of Doraville, Ga.; two
brothers, Andrew Stewart of Cumming, Ga., and
Raymond of Snellville, Ga.; and five nieces and neph-
Private services were held. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be sent to the Presbyterian Home, Box
407, Quitman, Ga. 31643.
Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home of Quitman, Ga.,
was in charge of the arrangements.
Q. Sarasota artist and
Ringling School instructor
Rick Ramsdell will show
several digitally generated
photographic pieces in
"The Big Picture" at the
Sarasota Visual Art
Center, 707 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. The
exhibit opens Saturday,
Feb. 8, through Feb. 24.
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Chapel comedy delights family audience
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Newton Fuller is a do-good husband who wants
to give his family the best of life. With a stage pres-
ence similar to that of Dagwood Bumstead, Newton
bestows upon the audience the experience of the
folly-filled life of a city folk gone country.
Set in the 1940s, George Washington Slept Here
is a comedy about the Fullers, an urban family that
moves to the Pennsylvania countryside.
The first act opens with Newton, played by John
Durkin, bringing his wife Annabel, played by
Candace Artim; his daughter Madge, played by
Laura Wilt; and Madge's boyfriend Steve, played by
Mark Schelstrate, to the family's new home. New-
ton is excited and overwhelmed by the country, and
the fact that he now is the proud owner of a house
George Washington once slept in.
Newton's wife is furious to find that her naive
husband has been suckered into buying an old, rick-
ety house. With no running water and a roof that
provides plenty when it rains, the Fullers decide they
have no other option than to get to work and make
the best of their new home.
While moving in, Mrs. Douglas, a kind elderly
woman played by Pat Hoefig, comes to visit the fam-
ily and welcome them to the area. Mrs. Douglas,
who has lived in the area all her life, informs the
Fullers that George Washington never did sleep in
the house, despite the many passing rumors.
The Fullers are also visited by Clayton and Rena
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As time passes and a mortgage payment comes
due, the Fullers are faced with a financial dilemma.
They have already spent all their money fixing up
the house, and have no idea where they are ever go-
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As if things weren't bad enough already, New-
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Renal Hook, to visit the same weekend Madge has
invited her friends (played by Michael Maietta,
Lucina Courtney, and Cindy Poirier). In addition,
Newton's trouble-making nephew Raymond, played
by Evan Lewis, is staying with the Fullers while
Newton's brother and his wife finalize their divorce.
With little help from Hester (played by Jennifer
Vogel), the preoccupied housekeeper who spends
most of her time stomping around the house like a
disappointed child, the Fullers do their best to enter-
tain the company.
By now the Fuller house has earned its name.
There are seven guests but Annabel and Newton
have everything under control. Their only problem
is coming up with $5,000 to avoid foreclosure.
The play continues Thursday through Sunday,
February 6-9 and 13-16, with evening performances
at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The theater
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DeSoto dig reveals many Native American artifacts
By David Futch
Bone pins used for sewing, pottery and ceramics rep-
resent a portrait of what archaeologists have found in three
weeks of digging at DeSoto National Memorial.
What these shards, shells and pins called awls por-
tray are the customs of Native Americans who lived
here around 500 B.C.
Margo Schwadron, National Park Service archaeo-
logical technician with the Southeast Archaeological
Center in Tallahassee, and her team dug a six-foot hole
and found their treasures on a number of levels.
They did not find evidence that Panfilo de Narvaez
or Hernando de Soto ever landed here. Nor did they
discover if the Memorial was part of the lost city of
Ucita. More on that later.
Schwadron's team and a group of Manatee County
volunteers removed layer by layer of earth to determine
the history of the area and what the DeSoto Memorial
The 1.5-by-one-meter site near the granite DeSoto
marker was dug to a depth of 170 centimeters.
"We went down to a level of just under six feet and
what that tells us is there was a long occupation of
Native Americans," Schwadron said. "It got more in-
teresting the lower we got. We got down to beach sand
and it was sterile. The original beach. The very first
level had ceramics which will enable us to tell how far
back people lived here."
She said there were three significant tribes in the
Tampa Bay region. The artifacts found could have
come from either the Timucuans or Tocobagos or per-
haps the Charlotte Harbor dominant Calusa tribe,
"DeSoto made reference to Tocobago Indians and
landing at the town of Ucita," she said. "We don't
know if they were .Timucuan or Calusa. The
Timucuans ruled from Jacksonville to Tampa and paid
tribute to the Calusa of Charlotte Harbor. The
Tocobago was a tribe around Tampa. These tribes
shared the same traits. Pottery and tools for example."
Schwadron said Ucita has yet to be found and be-
cause of the intense development in the Tampa Bay
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area, evidence of it may have been destroyed years ago.
"Nobody can find evidence of DeSoto and every-
body is looking. We do know it was Tampa Bay,"
Schwadron said. "Unfortunately the first layers of this
mound were destroyed between 1915 and 1920 when
crews leveled them so the shell could be used to build
Scientists will cart hundreds of large zip-lock bags
back to Tallahassee. For six months, they will analyze,
carbon-date and catalogue, Schwadron said.
From what they've already seen, she called the
"We excavated two mounds and mapped the park
(26.4 acres)," Schwadron said. "One of the things
we're concerned about is protecting this site against
illegal digging and looting. It's a serious offense to
disturb an archaeological site on federal property. It
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Schwadron said her group also preliminarily con-
firmed that the tabby house on the property was the
homestead of William Shaw.
In testing the area, she said her team found shards
of ceramic and pottery that only could have come from
the time period when Shaw occupied the point.
They found no evidence from earlier cultures or
occupants who may have come after Shaw left,
In 1843, Shaw built the home out of a material
called tabby made of crushed shell and lime cemented
together. Shaw left in 1856.
"We determined there is evidence of Shaw's Point
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Save Anna Maria on
deadline for donations
Save Anna Maria Inc. will continue to accept do-
nations for its rummage sale at the Privateer Thieves'
Market scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Holmes
Beach City Hall Field, until Friday, Feb. 7.
Reusable items of all kinds will be accepted.
Proceeds are dedicated to paying SAM's attorney
involved in the No Megabridge campaign against the
Florida Department of Transportation.
For information or pickup call Joy Courtney at
Volunteers needed to work
Pirates' home games
The Anna Maria Island Community Center needs
adult volunteers to man three concession stands at each
of the 14 Pittsburgh Pirates' home baseball games at
McKechnie Field in downtown Bradenton during the
month of March.
Seven volunteers are needed for each game. A
substantial percentage of concession receipts will ben-
efit the Center.
Volunteers are needed at games scheduled March
1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 21, 24, 26 and 29. No
heavy lifting will be required. Those participating are
asked to report to McKechnie Field, 1750 9th St. W.,
at 10:45 a.m. and to work until approximately 3:30
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.
Longboat Chamber to offer
variety of programs
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce's Senior
Outreach Committee and the Longboat Key Police De-
partment will present a series of Senior Crime Prevention
Seminars on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 12 and 19, at the Holi-
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On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the chamber will sponsor an
educational seminar "Cruise Healthy and Travel
Smart" from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Longboat Key Hilton
Beach Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
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1040 and to find special credits for taxpayers includ-
ing Earned Income Credit and/or Child and Dependent
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VITA volunteers will be at Anna Maria City Hall
in Anna Maria City on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
and at the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach on
Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.
For additional information call 378-1343 to leave
a message for a return phone call from an advisor.
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hold their Valentine meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12,
at the El Conquistador Country Club, 4350 El Conquis-
tador Parkway, Bradenton.
Social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a meet-
ing and program to follow at 12:30 p.m. Members are
reminded to invite their special beaus. Francis
Caldwell, pianist, will entertain with romantic melodies
for listening pleasure and dancing.
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Yard sale at Roser Church
The Mission Committee of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church will hold a yard sale in the church park-
ing lot at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, on Saturday,
Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Small appliances, TVs, furniture, glassware, toys and
many miscellaneous items will be available. Proceeds
benefit some of Roser Church's mission recipients.
St. Bernard Guild to hold
Valentine Dessert Party
The St. Bernard Guild Annual Valentine Dessert
Card Party will be held at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11,
at the church in Holmes Beach.
The party will include an afternoon of desserts,
card games of players' choice, a raffle and door prizes.
Participants are asked to bring games and cards.
Reservations are required and tickets cost $3 a
person. To make a reservation, call 778-5432, 778-
6372 or the church office at 778-4769.
Fundraisers seek rummage
Donations of household and re-salable items are
being sought by volunteers at Annie Silver Community
Center for the annual "penny sale."
Free pickup is available by calling Dave Redeker
The sale date in February is yet to be determined.
The center is in Bradenton Beach at 23rd Street and
Bingo will be played at the Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, beginning at 7 p.m.
The event is smoke free.
Refreshments will be available.
The center is located at 23rd Street at Avenue C,
Bradenton Beach, behind Pirate Pete's Gift Shop.
Library friends to hold
annual meeting, speaker
The Friends of the Island Branch Library will hold
their annual meeting and
election of officers and
board members on Tuesday,
Feb. 11, at 2:30 p.m. in the
Walker-Swift meeting room
of the Island Branch Library.
Following a brief meet-
ing, Bradenton author Linda
Swift will discuss "Behind
the Scenes" of the writing
A former educator, cre- Swift
active writing instructor and
counselor, Swift is the author of full-length romance
novels, articles, essays and short stories. She is resident
of Bradenton and Paducah, Ky.
The public is welcome. The library is located at
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information is available by calling 778-6341.
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opening the sale Saturday, Jan. 25, more
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Fire district offers extra special service
By Pat Copeland
When members of the Anna Maria Fire District
say, "at your service," they really mean it.
Several months ago the district debuted its Signature
Service Program offering a host of services to residents.
The program's philosophy is "to go the extra mile for our
customer, to provide a service that as members of our dis-
trict we would be proud to sign our name to."
"I got the idea for the program at a conference,"
Fire Chief Andy Price said. "Another fire department
presented a program on it. We had been wanting to do
something like it for some time, so we got a copy of
their program and adapted it to our department."
The district developed a signature service manual
for its employees and volunteers which includes phi-
losophies on how to treat members of the public and
each other. A key elenient is the district's personal
philosophy The Island Way.
"It's basically the way we do things," Price ex-
plained. "We are different from other fire departments.
We are more of a family than a business. We feel it's
important that we are not just a service in the commu-
nity but a part of the community. We are professionals,
but we're human enough to have fun doing our jobs."
A good example of The Island Way is the district's
Christmas card that shows fire district employees
clowning on the beach.
"The Signature Service Program solidifies the ser-
vices we've been providing, Price continued. "For ex-
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Other examples of extra service include:
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Assisting elderly or injured residents in getting
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who responded to the incident. The second part is a cus-
tomer survey form which can be completed and mailed to
the district administrative office in Homes Beach. The
survey form is self addressed and includes postage.
"It gives us feedback from our customers," Price
noted. "We really want to know the good and bad in
order to improve our service. Ninety-nine percent of
the feedback has been positive. It reinforces the feel-
ing that we're doing what we're supposed to do."
Other aspects of the program include care cards,
smoke detector checks and a public service handout.
Care cards are mailed to customers who are ill,
have had a death in the family or a fire loss. Cards are
also mailed to those who assist the district in any way.
"With our smoke detector program, we provide
smoke detectors to residents who need them," Price
said. "We'll also install their detectors and change their
batteries. The biggest problem we have is people who
don't replace worn-out batteries. That's the most im-
portant thing people can do."
The public service handout is a card printed with the
district's emblem, a photo of employees and the motto,
"We are people who care about people," on the front. In-
side is a list of services the district provides from educa-
tion and community services, such as home safety inspec-
tions and developing fire escape plans, to emergency ser-
vices. Important phone numbers are listed on the back.
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Minnesota Club to hold
The Minnesota Club will host a Valentine party at
the Elks Club in Bradenton on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 5
Reservations are required. Call Maxine Nelson at
778-3916 or Caroline Green at 778-1971.
Chocolate festival comin'...
Just in time to celebrate Valentine's Day, the
Chocolate Festival will be held at the Sarasota Square
Mall on Sunday, Feb. 9, from noon to 4 p.m.
Tempting candies, pastries and dairy dishes will be
served from some of the area's finest chocolatiers.
Door prizes and cake decorating demonstrations by
Ron from Beautiful Cakes by Ron are included in the
event to benefit the Retired & Senior Volunteer pro-
gram of Manatee and North Sarasota Counties.
Ticket price will include a sampling from each
chocolatier. Information: Natalie Schiff or Susan
Hunt to find world's
greatest granny underway
A search for a granny who personifies the health-
ful attributes of Washington State apples for the Wash-
ington Apple Commission has begun. The annual
"Search for Granny Smith" is a nationwide quest to
find the perfect grandmother to promote the state's fa-
mous green fruit.
Successful candidates should meet the following
Be sweet to the core.
Be hand-picked by children, grandchildren,
spouse or friends.
Have beauty that is more than skin deep.
Does not have to have to have the last name of
Those who wish to nominate a grandmother should
write in 100 words or less why the nominee should be
considered and enclose a non-returnable photo. Nomi-
nations should be sent to Granny Smith, P.O. Box 18,
Wenatchee, Wash. 98807 and received no later than
Entry forms are also available on-line at the
Granny Smith web site, http://www.grannysmith.com.
St. Joseph School
Registration will begin Monday, Feb. 10, for new
students wishing to enroll at St. Joseph Catholic School
in Bradenton for the 1997/98 school year.
Limited openings are available in grades pre-kin-
dergarten through eight. Parents should bring copies of
the prospective student's birth certificate, immuniza-
tion record and baptismal certificate (if applicable). A
non-refundable registration fee of $20 is required.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. at St. Joseph Church,
adjacent to the school, at 2990 26th St. W. Specific
questions regarding a student's eligibility for enroll-
ment may be directed to the office at 755-2611.
Arts in Scotland to be
A seminar on "Education and the Arts in Scotland"
will be presented Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon
at the Sarasota Hyatt, Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota,
sponsored by the Caledonian Foundation USA.
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Struther Arnott, prin-
cipal of St. Andrews University, Fife, Scotland. Also
speaking will be the Countess of Dalkeith, a trustee and
former chairman of Scottish Ballet; Debra Loney of
Glasgow; Charles Edwards of the Illinois St. Andrews
Society, Chicago; and Don Morrison, vice president of
the Sarasota Music Archive.
Tickets to the seminar and luncheon are $50. The
event is open to the public. For ticket information call
Senior fitness program at
The local chapter of the National Association of
Senior Friends offers a full range of fitness activities
and programs for seniors from beginning aerobics to
mall walking as well as health and wellness screenings.
The exercise classes held at Columbia Blake Medi-
cal Center include Golden Aerobics (twice weekly);
Armchair Aerobics (twice weekly); and Mall Walking
(weekly). Line dancing is also offered on a weekly
In addition to the fitness activities, the National
Association of Senior Friends provides a complete
range of benefits and service to its members including
a national magazine, prescription and health care dis-
counts, special travel opportunities and financial and
retirement planning. Currently there are 280,000 mem-
For information, call Columbia Blake Medical
Center Senior Friends Chapter at 792-0211.
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The contest is open to all interested parties and
each participant may submit one logo design. All de-
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ATTRACTIONS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
* Watch the Parade
+ Stroll Historic Bridge St. and Pier
* Dance in the Streets to Live Music
* Applaud Awards for Artists
* Watch Cloggers, Strolling
Musicians and German Acrobats
* Eat and Drink at Streetside
Bars and Restaurants
* Hear the Chorus, String Band
and Barbershop Quartets
* Beat up a car at "Frustration Station"
* Get a back rub
* Visit with the AMI Chamber of Commerce
AIDS Council of Manatee
and B'ton Beach Civic Assn.
* Shop booths of Juried Arts and Crafts
and Souvenir T-Shirts
* Witness the Privateer Capture
* Munch on Hot Dogs, Italian Sausage, Grouper
Sandwiches, Skewered Chicken and More
* Win a Car ... $1 Chances
* See an Antique Car Show
* Ride the Anna Maria Trolley
* Enjoy Contemporary Music,
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* Fly a Kite
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* Enjoy Games, Clowns and Facepainting
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south to Coquina Beach
11 am Presentation of Logo Design Awards Center Stage
Winners Ev Buckley and Laquita Rein
11:30 am Anna Maria School Chorus Center Stage
Noon Anna Maria String Band Center Stage
Dream Catcher Cloggers Key West Willy's
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2 pm Dreamers of Terra Siesta Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
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Rich Manson Privateer Ship at the Beach Barn
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Norm Copp Center Stage
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Too much to do
A typical busy weekend starts off Saturday in the
early morning with the Privateers' Theives' Market in
Holmes Beach at the field behind city hall. You should
have just enough time to do a little shopping f la flea
market to run south from there with the kids for the
kick-off of the annual Bradenton Beach Festival.
This year's big new feature is a parade from Catalina
resort to Coquina Beach. The rest of the event takes place
on Bridge Street food, music, crafts, food, street dance,
antique cars, food the whole ballyhoo.
We'll look for you on the streets of Bradenton Beach.
A pyramid of excitement
The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees a 39-year-old regional,
state and nationally competitive water-ski club features
more than 75 performers from ages 3 years through adults
- offer free shows featuring barefooting, ramp jumping
and striking human pyramids.
A few weeks ago we made an appeal for materials
for a much-needed ramp and folks came through. Dedi-
cated club members built the new ramp and the season
of shows is underway every Sunday at 2 p.m. at the
club's headquarters next door to Mote Marine at the
southern end of Longboat Key actually you must
cross the bridge to Lido Shores and take a hard left.
Hundreds of people packed into the St. Bernard Activity Center Saturday night to enjoy the food fare from
local restaurants. The evening featured music by the Manatee High Jazz Band, pictured, plus the Carta
Academy Dance Group, The Island Swingers and Bob LoPiccolo and Linda Gregg.
Bleacher seating at water's edge and refreshments
are available. The club passes a donation hat during the
performance. You'll see several Islanders participating
in the thrilling shows and they are always looking
for new members. No experience required.
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Tony's Place in Holmes Beach participated in the Flavors of the Island. Pic-
tured, from left, are Gary Miller, Maria Perrelli and Jason Miller.
Providing some tasty munchies from the Buccaneer Inn on Longboat Key were,
from left, Cia Hires and Kim Jensen. Islander Photos: Paul Roat
men who get exhausted wooing women. They woo, woo,
and woo and when they finally catch her, it's whoa.
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The Manatee County Audubon Society will con-
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County Landfill Birding/Wakeland School Environ-
mental Center. The trip is open to members and the
public and will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Manatee
Chamber of Commerce, 222 10th St. W., Bradenton.
Leaders are Robert Specker and David Brown. Bring
a picnic lunch. Information: 746-1991.
Gourmet cook Peggy Kulik will offer tips on how
to prepare and plan meals aboard sailboats at the Thurs-
day, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Sun Coast Yacht
Club at Bayshore Gardens Recreation Center.
"Sports Medicine: The Athlete in You, Young and
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on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Room 4036, Educational Com-
plex Building 4000, Manatee Community College, 5840
26th St. W., Bradenton. The speakers will be Steven
Tucci, M.D., and David Bumgarner.
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Island teacher enters finals for Teacher of Year
By Joy Courtney
It only took a moment for the children in Lynne
McDonough's kindergarten and 1st grade class at Anna
Maria Elementary School to figure out what a surprise
visit by Manatee County School Superintendent Gene
Denisar and Dr. Dan Nolan meant.
It wasn't that the children recognized who the
gentlemen were it was the crystal apple they carried
that gave it away.
Denisar and Nolan came to Anna Maria to notify
McDonough that she had been chosen as one of six fi-
nalists for Manatee County's Teacher of the Year.
McDonough will receive $1,000 at the March 6 Pin-
nacle Awards Teacher Recognition Banquet where she
could be chosen for the top award.
Creativity is the key to McDonough's success. Her
classroom is alive with hands-on opportunities for her
children to touch the moon and the stars or to build a
city instead of being told what a city is.
"I brainstorm with other teachers," says
McDonough, "and ask the children what their interests
are and then create a theme to integrate phonics, writ-
ing and math around that topic."
A good example is McDonough's Micro City. Af-
ter learning how to count to ten and what the function
of money is, the children earn paychecks for their per-
Lynne McDonough, Anna Maria School finalist for
Manatee County Teacher of the Year
formance during the week. Paid in McDonough Dol-
lars, the children have the opportunity to save or spend
their paycheck by visiting stores in Micro City or mak-
ing a deposit in the Micro City Bank. At the end of the
six-week study unit the children learn to live with their
"Some of the children will save every dollar and
choose to buy a house (a cardboard box) in Micro City,
others will spend it to have lunch with the mayor (Jim
Kronus, principal), while others make the choice to
spend as they go. So in addition to all the math and
writing skills they've learned, they have also learned
some real-life skills," McDonough says.
McDonough began her teaching career in Florida
at Julie Rohr Academy in Sarasota after earning a de-
gree in elementary education from Michigan State
University in East Lansing. She has taught at Anna
Maria Elementary for 10 years and currently teaches a
combined kindergarten and 1st grade class.
She now joins the ranks of two other Anna Maria
teachers who have become finalists in previous
Teacher of the Year programs Karen Paul (3rd
grade) and Anne Kinnan (5th grade).
"I was speechless, excited, thrilled, and nervous
but excited when I was presented with the crystal
apple," said McDonough, "but something like this is
always a team effort the school's staff, the commu-
nity and the children we are a team."
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Michael Richards, Chris Nelson and Jamie Stewart. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 20, threatening telephone calls, 500 block of
Sea Gull Way.
Jan. 24, theft, 100 block of Palmetto Avenue. The
complainant reported a person unknown entered the
storage area and removed a pair of roller blades.
Jan. 26, information, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Rotten
Ralph's parking lot. The complainant reported the suspect
broke a window in her van by striking it with a tire iron.
Jan. 12, information, 1000 block of Gulf Drive
North. The complainant reported he was walking home
when a person unknown drove by and shot him with a
paint ball, hitting him in the hand.
Jan. 14, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
complainant reported a person unknown started a fire
in a trash can, destroying the can and causing damage
to an interior wall.
Jan. 15, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K.
The complainant reported a male juvenile suspect en-
tered the store, removed a 12-pack of beer valued at
$8.29 and fled. The complainant's brother chased the
suspect who dropped the beer.
Witnesses identified the suspect and the officer
located him, brought him the to the police station and
met with his father. The suspect admitted stealing the
beer and was issued a summons, said the report. The
beer was returned to the store.
Jan. 17, theft, forgery, 2300 block of Gulf Drive N.
The complainant reported she made out three checks and
placed them in her mailbox. Later she discovered none of
the checks were received. When she received her bank
statement, she found that one of the checks that was made
out to a relative was signed by a person unknown using a
false driver's license number.
Jan. 24, Baker Act, Cortez Beach. The officer on
patrol was stopped by the complainant, who said a male
subject was running into traffic. The officer observed
the subject staggering near the road. The officer noted
that he was extremely intoxicated and could not tell the
officer where he lived.
The officer called the subject's mother, who said
he couldn't stay with her. According to the report, the
officer intended to place him in custody under the
Marchman Act but once he was placed in the patrol car,
he became extremely agitated and said he was going to
kill himself. The officer placed him in custody under
the Baker Act and transported him to the hospital.
Jan. 26, criminal mischief, 2500 block of Avenue
C. The complainant reported a person unknown
scratched the passenger-side door of the vehicle. Dam-
ages were $1,500.
Jan. 26, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported after returning from
a walk she found her purse valued at $120 and contain-
ing $90 in cash, a wallet valued at $30, identification,
prescription glasses, a cosmetic bag, a car key and a
credit card missing from her vehicle.
Jan. 26, domestic dispute, 100 block of 12th
Street North. The complainant reported the suspect
became intoxicated during the Super Bowl game and
slapped him in the face. The suspect left for the night.
Jan. 27, capias warrant DUI, 1700 block of Gulf
Drive North. Laura Perkins, age 41, of Longboat Key,
was arrested at Island Inn restaurant.
Jan. 27, attempted burglary, criminal mischief,
Coquina Beach concession stand. The complainant
reported a person unknown broke the door and tried to
break into the soda machine. Damages were $3,000 to
the door and $400 to the soda machine.
Jan. 24, DUI with property damage, 3000 block
of Gulf Drive. Russell Rhoden, 43, of Holmes Beach,
was involved in a traffic crash and the officer located
him at the victim's home near the crash site, said the
report. EMS arrived but Rhoden refused treatment.
Following the crash investigation, Rhoden was placed
According to the report, field performance tests
were not conducted due to Rhoden's extreme intoxica-
tion and the injuries he sustained in the crash. A check
showed his driver's license was suspended for failure
to pay a traffic fine. The officer transported Rhoden to
jail where the nurse convinced him to seek treatment
for his injuries. The officer then transported him to the
Jan. 25, burglary, 4300 block of Second Avenue.
The complainant reported a person unknown broke into
the residence and removed three necklaces.
Jan. 26, suspicious, 200 block of 71st Street. The
officer responded in reference to a prowler and the com-
plainant said the lights went out. The officer found the
breaker was off in the fuse box and turned it back on.
Jan. 28, burglary of a notary seal from a vehicle,
300 block of 58th Street.
Jan. 28, automobile theft, 400 block of 62nd
Street. The complainant reported her vehicle was miss-
ing from the driveway when she awoke.
Jan. 28, lost property a wallet, 699 Manatee
Avenue, Barnett Bank.
Jan. 28, code violation, 5108 Gulf Drive, Drift-
wood Motel. The complainant found a bag of trash in
her dumpster, took it to the police station and asked the
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officer to contact the dumpers and tell them not to do
it again. The officer did so.
Jan. 28, 500 block of 67th Street. The complain-
ant reported the mailman left a package at her door and
it was missing.
Jan. 28, code violation, 50th Street beach. The
complainant reported the subject was drinking on the
beach. The officer found the subject drinking from a
quart of beer and the subject's bicycle parked in front
of the sign prohibiting drinking on the beach. The sub-
ject said he saw the sign but chose to drink anyway. He
was issued a ticket to appear.
Jan. 28, carrying a concealed firearm and
weapon, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. The officer responded
to a report of a male suspect wearing a firearm under
his shirt while in the store making a purchase. The of-
ficer located the suspect on the property and advised
him to turn around and place his hands on his head. The
officer raised the suspect's shirt and observed a pearl-
handled automatic and a 10-inch knife in holsters in his
belt. He said he did not have a concealed weapons per-
mit and was placed in custody.
Jan. 29, DUI, 3200 block of East Bay Drive. The
officer on patrol observed a vehicle driven by John
Geier, 41, of Bradenton, approach at high speed. The
officer clocked Geier on radar at 52 mph, followed him
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Child Passenger Safety
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine an-
nounced that Feb. 9-15 is National Child Passenger
Safety Awareness Week, an annual campaign to
remind the public of the need for children to ride
buckled up. This year's program, Patterns for Life,
extends beyond the safety and seat belt to include
good safety habits for young pedestrians and bicy-
"Motor vehicle injury is the leading killer of
children over one year of age," Romine said.
"Wfiether as occupants of motor vehicles, pedestri-
ans or bicyclists, too many children are seriously
injured or killed in preventable crashes."
Safety officials recommend rear-facing seats
for children under 20 pounds or one year of age,
Romine explained. Children between 20 and 40
pounds should use forward-facing seats. Larger
children should use booster seats until they can use
the vehicle's seat belts.
In safe use of seat belts, the lap belt is low on
the child's hips and doesn't ride up across the ab-
domen and the shoulder belt doesn't cross in front
of the face or neck. Romine also urged parents to
and pulled him over in the 2000 block of Gulf Drive
North in Bradenton Beach.
The officer noted that Geier didn't slow down un-
til he made the turn into a parking lot to stop and hit a
pole before he stopped. The officer administered field
performance tests and placed Geier in custody. He was
also issued a citation for unlawful speed.
SJan. 29, disturbance, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor
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"I can't emphasize enough that rear-facing child
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hicle with a passenger-side air bag," Romine said.
"The deploying bag striking a rear-facing infant seat
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One-third of all children between the ages of
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"The Patterns of Life Program advocates
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protect against head injury."
Inn. The officer responded in reference to several in-
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picked them up.
Jan. 29, found property three identification
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Jan. 29, warrant arrest, 400 block of 62nd Street.
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Tennis Academy at Center fun for all ages
By David Futch
Tennis professional and teacher Scott Whiteman
believes first and foremost that tennis is supposed to be
He also believes discipline and conditioning are
crucial to improving your game.
Whiteman currently is holding development pro-
grams for aspiring players at the Anna Maria Island
The junior program is aimed at providing and im-
proving skills for young players from 5 to 18 years old.
He also offers adult drills Monday through Friday
in February from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Center.
"Having fun is a huge part of the game. These kids
have been having a lot of fun, and that's the point,"
Whiteman said. "I also believe in discipline and hitting
a lot of balls. Drills are important in learning things like
footwork and they are keys to conditioning."
The Scott Whiteman Tennis Academy approach to
the game has been compared to the Nick Bollettieri
However, Whiteman said his way is more laid
"I want people to know that this is a social gather-
ing (at the Center) instead of a grueling tennis acad-
emy," he said. "I specialize in fun and teaching people
how to play the game."
Each of the four classes for juniors is designed dif-
Tiny Tots (age 5-7) is for young children with no
prior experience and meets on Friday at the Center
from 4:30-5:45 p.m., providing a correct introduction
to the game.
Grand Master (age 8-15) meets Tuesdays and Thurs-
days 4:30-5:45 p.m. for players with limited experience.
Kids tennis in full swing
Scott Whiteman shows aspiring tennis players the rudiments of the forehand. From left are David Bryant,
Brad Bryant, Lilly Marie, Sam Wolfe and Evan Wolfe. Islander Photo: David Futch
Pro Master (age 8-18) meets Mondays and
Wednesday from 4:30-5:45 p.m. with emphasis on
stroke production, footwork, court positioning and
match play strategies.
Academy level (Age 12-18) meets Tuesdays and
Friday from 3-4:30 p.m. and is geared toward players
wishing to prepare for tournament competition.
Whiteman can be reached at 1-800-950-3105 or at
the Center, 778-1980, on the days of class. The Center
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Now that so many of the regulars are back, the Maria City.
Anna Maria Island Senior Tennis group has resumed Social events include breakfasts at the Tip of
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Chair aerobics start
Chair aerobics, a modified exercise class including
recreational games and socialization, has begun to meet
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Snook season, Manhattan fishing flourishes
By Bob Ardren
Linesider aficionados take note: keeper shook sea-
son is here again. Remember slot limits of more than
24 inches and less than 34 inches in length are legal,
although you may possess only one fish longer than 34
inches within the two-fish-per-day bag limit.
The season will run until 12:01 a.m. June 1. Have
fun out there.
Good Keys news
The fate of the Everglades is still an unanswered ques-
tion in Florida, but the good news is that we've begun to
move forward in finally protecting the Florida Keys.
The Florida Cabinet voted last week to include state
waters in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, an
area of 2,800 square miles. Actually, state waters make up
about two-thirds of the total sanctuary area.
It also means the state has bought into, with some
modifications, a management plan for the Keys. And
that has caused an uproar.
Like people everywhere, some of the Key's native
"Conchs" don't want anything to do with a plan that
controls where and when they can fish, SCUBA dive
or drive their boats.
Those concerns were taken into account when the
management plan was passed and, in fact, no fishing
areas were slashed to less than one percent of the total
area. That's down from slightly more than five percent
Winners in the Feb. 3 horseshoe games
were Jack Gardner and Bill Starrett, both of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were George McKay
of Anna Maria and Gene Snedeker of Holmes
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no member-
called for in the federal plan.
On top of that, the Cabinet also agreed to have the
Florida Marine Fisheries Commission review the 19
proposed no fishing zones actually, catch and re-
lease will be allowed in four of those between now
and July 1 when the plan is scheduled to go into effect.
Frankly, not much is going to change outside of
those no-fishing zones. We'll see a lot more mooring
buoys, such as those used at Loo Key for years so boat
anchors don't tear up the coral. Boating will be re-
stricted in some back-country bird nesting areas.
. And plans call for installing more channel markers
to help keep boats from veering into the coral reef and
grass flats. The biggest losers will be poachers who will
now have to deal with the feds and civil penalties rather
than scarce Marine Patrol boats and small fines.
These all seem a small price to pay to protect a state
resource that attracts some 1.5 million people a year.
We've all seen the improvements that can be made
with management plans in both Tampa and Sarasota
bays, so lets hope the same thing can happen in the
Fishers are fishers
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We take fishing for granted and worry about things
such as what season is open and which fish we have to
release at any given time. For most of us, the hardest
thing about fishing locally is finding time to do it.
Sunday's New York Times tells the story of fish-
ers living in New York City. Believe it or not, even in
this winter season, the New York fishing types are out
wetting a line in the Hudson and East Rivers. And their
numbers are increasing. (Don't forget, crime is down
in New York, so it's safer on the streets and river
banks these days.)
Like so much of the country, New York has
worked at cleaning up its waters over the past couple
of decades. The result is better fishing and more people
doing it. Some of the catches are surprising, too.
New Yorkers report catching bluefish, striped bass,
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winter flounder, perch and even the occasional eel.
There's even enough activity that a tackle shop has
opened up on Manhattan. Sort of an Island Discount
Tackle North, I suppose but more likely a Gucci vari-
ety fly-fishing boutique.
The only real problem with fishing in the city, ac-
cording'to the Times, is one we have here in Florida:
eating the fish. Because of trace chemicals, you're sup-
posed to restrict your eating of local fish, just as we do
with fish from the Everglades.
With all the hot grouper action going on just off the
beaches, some of the best in years according to old-tim-
ers, just remember to stay within the legal limits. Pres-
ently, each fisher is allowed five grouper per day, with
a minimum length of 20 inches each.
The great rush of stone crab claws at the opening
of the season gave way to an invasion of octopus in
local waters and the disappearance of the stone
crabs. "For a while we had none, zero," says Karen Bell
of Star Fish Market in Cortez.
Octopus are a major predator of the stone crab.
"The crabs are coming back a little, somebody
brought in 10 pounds this morning," Bell relates, "but
it's hard to tell exactly what's happening since most
crabbers have pulled their traps and probably quit for
the rest of season."
By the way, octopus are still coming into the fish
house, so if they're what you consider a treat, now's the
time to go over and grab a nice fresh one at one of the
retail fish houses and there are two in Cortez now.
Tell 'em The Islander Bystander sent you.
See you next week.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 5, 1997 M PAGE 29 1B
Warm weather brings good results; snook season opens
By Mike Heistand
If you can name it, it's being caught.
Fishing inshore and offshore remains phenomenal
with guides leading anglers to many different species
Annies of Cortez Bait & Tackle Sue said Capt.
Jim "Zack" Zacharias with the Dee-Jay II led Ron
Elwell of Fort Myers and Jerred Wolf and Ryan
Markey of Sarasota to 50 speckled and gray trout,
Spanish mackerel, bluefish and flounder on Saturday.
Fishing in the Gulf earlier in the week produced the
latter species plus permit, redfish and sheepshead.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on The Legend caught red
grouper to 12 pounds Saturday in 80 feet of water. In
90 feet, he got into a bite of gag grouper to 15 pounds,
mangrove snapper to four pounds on live shrimp.
Capt. Mike Greig said sheepshead fishing is ex-
cellent right now with fish to five pounds. He also,
caught some keeper grouper on his recent outings.
Capt. Mark Chapman has been bottom fishing in
40 to 60 feet of water and caught gag grouper from 22
to 28 inches and mangrove snapper to two pounds us-
ing live and cut bait.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Zulu Mama said he's
still catching grouper but it's slowing down. He said
anglers have been hitting the grouper hard because of
the good weather.
Capt. Phil Shields on the Reef Reacher reports
gag grouper in 40 to 60 feet of water and blackfin tuna
up to 25 pounds in 100 feet of water. He's also bring-
ing in mangrove snapper to four pounds.
Capt. Rick Gross has been getting into nice trout,
bluefish, mackerel and sheepshead to five pounds.
Capt. Thom Smith said he has been catching red-
fish on jigs and spoons and sheepshead at the new Sky-
way Bridge reef.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam continues
to slay the blackfin tuna 25 miles offshore. On Friday
he led his people to 43 tuna and some black grouper.
"I've never seen tuna fishing this good. Usually you're
happy to catch one or two."
On my boat Magic inshore we caught 20 sheeps-
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mangrove snapper. Black grouper offshore to 30 inches
and porgies to four pounds and a few mangrove snap-
per were also caught.
Capt. Tom Chaya has been catching redfish and
a lot of sheepshead, some blues and a few trout.
Capt. Mark Bradow reports some gray trout up to
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Island Discount Tackle Larry said the opening
of snook season Feb. 1 was a good one with a 14-pound
snook brought home the first day. Discount Tackle has
a sheepshead contest going on for the month of Febru-
ary. Be sure to take your catch there to be weighed.
Offshore grouper fishing is still hot now.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Sue said the four-
hour trip averaged 175 Key West grunts, triggerfish
and porgies, the six-hour outing came back with 200
sea bass, mangrove snapper, grunts and black grouper
while the nine-hour trip averaged 100 black grouper,
mangrove and lane snapper.
Anna Maria City Pier Gary said they're catch-
ing sheepshead in the morning, sting rays and a few
Rod & Reel Pier Joseph said they're catching
sheepshead, redfish and a lot of flounder.
Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle Carl said the
wade fishermen are doing good with keeper snook on
the flats. They're also catching trout and redfish, but
they're scattered. Good weather should bring on better
fishing. Carl said anyone getting a fishing license needs
to be patient because they now have a new computer
sheet and it takes time to process. That also goes for a
Galati Yacht Basin Chris said a lot of people
are bringing in good catches of black grouper. Sheep-
shead fishing is good around the Skyway.
Skyway Fishing Pier Plenty of sheepshead and
some mangrove snapper can be taken along the pier.
There are some small cobia, blues and a keeper grou-
per every now and then.
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
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Jan. 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a boat fire off Big Pass. A
Coast Guard vessel and a Sarasota Fire Rescue Marine
Unit responded, but the vessel's operator, calling on
VHF Channel 16, said his vessel had blown an injec-
tor and was smoking but did not need assistance.
Jan. 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue jet boat from the
Brandon River. A Manatee County Marine Unit re-
sponded and located the vessel safely moored. The call
turned out to be a false alarm.
- Jan. 26, Boarding. A 23-foot sailboat was boarded
in the Gulf of Mexico. The operator received a written
warning for not having flares aboard the vessel.
Jan. 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a personal watercraft dis-
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vessel responded and towed the vessel to safe moor-
Jan. 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two red flares near the
Manatee River. A Coast Guard vessel responded, but
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COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING
Building is situated in center of Holmes Beach. Uniquely
designed to be subdivided into as many as five independent
offices. Five air conditioning units and five meters. Shown
by appointment. $310,000. Stan Williams 778-4800
SOUTH BRADENTON BARGAIN Neat as a pin 3BR/
2BA corner home located across the street from expensive
bayfront properties. Fruit trees, new refrigerator, stove,
washer and dryer are just some of the features. Boat slip
available. $95,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026
THIS ONE HAS IT ALL Direct Gulffront view from
across the street. 100 ft. to beaches, has bay view as well.
Boat dock, tennis, spa and pool. Turnkey furnished. Great
rental history. $140,000. Lynn Hostetler. 778-4800.
PRIME GOLF VILLA Class A Membership at Tara Golf &
Country Club included with this turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA,
ground-floor unit. Direct fairway views and private garage
complete this quality package. $124,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026
WATERWAY PENTHOUSE This 3BR/3BA top-floor
unit in the Waterway Condos offers expansive views of
Palma Sola Bay. This upgraded complex has heated pool,
tennis court, workout room, billiard room and boat docks.
Great location! Asking $159,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026
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Islanders advance to second round of Division Cup
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Island Football Club won their opening match
of the Division II Cup by a score of 5-1 over Tampa's
Red Lion Pub. The win advances IFC to the second
round where they will play the Trojans.
The Islanders were led to victory by men-of-the-
match Tim Bugna and Brett McIntosh. Bugna led the
offensive push with a goal and an assist. McIntosh,
who took a "red eye" from Peoriajust to make it to the
game, scored a goal and helped anchor the defense.
Also scoring were Richie Bell who scored what turned
out to be the game winner, Tim Lease and Danny
The IFC started out the game in dominant fashion
by utilizing their speed outside and up front. They
missed on several good scoring chances but were con-
trolling the ball and it seemed only a matter of time
before they would find the back of the net.
The ball did indeed find the back of the net but it
was the opposition who notched the goal. The Red Lion
sent a ball towards the front post on a corer kick. The
goalie and the defender went towards the ball but it
somehow squirted through and into the goal for a 1-0
Red Lion lead.
Suddenly IFC found themselves trailing 1-0. Sens-
ing the urgency of the moment, they immediately
stepped up the pressure. Moments later, "Bubba"
Bugna got his head on a free kick from Mitchell and
sent the ball over the goalie and into the net to knot the
score at 1-1. Despite more scoring opportunities, the
score held until halftime.
IFC came out and erased any hope the Red Lions
had of getting back into the game by scoring four sec-
ond-half goals. The first of the four came when Kenny
Bowers passed the ball to Lease who was positioned at
the 30-yard line. He one-timed the ball to a streaking
Richie Bell who was taken down in the penalty box.
Bell coolly hammered his penalty kick into the goal for
a 2-1 Island lead that IFC would not relinquish.
The second goal of the half came when Bugna
outran the defense down the right wing and delivered
the ball across the middle to Lease who calmly put the
ball away for a 3-1 lead.
The Islanders extended their lead to 4-1 when
Mitchell gathered in a deep corer kick and hit a stu-
pendous shot into the goal. McIntosh finished off the
scoring by controlling a deflection by the goalie and
deftly finding the back of the net.
The IFC is back in action next week in League Cup
play including all teams in the Suncoast Soccer League.
They host the Dunedien Gunners at G.T. Bray Park in
Bradenton at 1 p.m. For information call Kevin Cassidy
County Clerk of the
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Island property sales
3607 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 204 Sandy
Pointe II, an 1,150 sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp condo built in
1996, was sold 12/16/96, Florida Homebuyers Insur-
ance to Dascenzoronald, for $107,500; list $109,500.
3708 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5 Island Paradise,
a Gulffront 1,548 sfla 3bed/2bath condo built in 1991,
was sold 12/18/96, Resas to Kinosky, for $272,000; list
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, #28 5400 Gulf
Drive Apartments, an upstairs 900 sfla lbed/lbath
condo built in 1964, was sold 12/18/96, Kuczynski to
SFortuner, for $86,000; list $89,900.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, #25 5400 Gulf
Drive Apartments, a ground-level 1,000 sfla 2bed/l&l/
2bath condo built in 1964, was sold 12/17/96, Grenon
to Salvi, for $90,000; list $117,500.
771 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,279 sfla
2bed/2bath/3car home built in 1979 on a 5116 sf lot,
was sold 12/17/96, Kronus to Gatch, for $179,000; list
510 68th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
canalfront 1,494 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1971 on a 75x104 lot, was sold 12/27/96, Frost to
Hoppe, for $185,000; list $199,900.
5808 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 109 Waters Edge,
T. Dolly Young & Associates
N ow ope each!
22 units. Private, white-sand beach, beautiful heated
pool and patio. Excellent history. Call for more
SUN PLAZA WEST Gulffront with view. 2BR/2BA,
sauna, tennis, heated pool, extra storage, specially custom
lanai, first floor above parking. $162,000.
PALMA SOLA 1/2 block to bay. 3BR/2BA, swimming
pool (caged), 2-car garage, fireplace, large lot. Quiet
cul-de-sac Street. $139,000.
5351 Gulf Drive 778-0807 or Eves. 778-5427
furnished in tasteful
Open & Modern
ceilings and peek of
bay from great room.
Pet door to fenced
a Gulffront 1,078 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1974,
was sold 12/27/96, Fletcher to Oliver, for $230,000; list
121 Maple, Anna Maria, a two-story 1,550 sfla
3bed/2bath historic home built in 1924 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 1/8/97, Comkowycz to Wilkinson, for
$145,000; list $155,000.
243 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
780 sfla 2bed/lbath/lcp home built in 1969 on 5,070
sf of land, was sold 1/7/97, Waldron to Walker &
Ambrose, for $112,000; list $119,900.
31 Seaside Ct, Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens,
a ground-level canalfront 1260 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcp
townhouse built in 1963 on 2400 sf of land, was sold
1/7/97, Haskell to Evans, for $120,000; list un-
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5408 Gulf Dr
Apts, an 800 sfla ibed/lbath condo built in 1964,
was sold 1/7/97, Sheppard to Mancusi, for $70,000;
204 Harbor Lane, Holmes Beach, a ground level
980 sfla 2bed/lbath/lcp home built in 1956 on 4144 sf
of land, was sold 1/16/97, Addayson to King, for
$120,000; list $121,000.
206 Willow, Anna Maria, a ground level 1073 sfla
2bed/1&1/2bath/lcp home built in 1959 on 8050 sf of
land, was sold 1/13/97, McChesney et al to Tarantola,
for $143,000; list unknown.
218 Chilson, Anna Maria, a ground level canal
home in central
H. Beach. Fireplace,
abundance of storage.
income from 2BR/2BA
or Barb Turner.
JUST OFF THE ISLAND Ground-level condo on good water ca-
nal. Small complex with pool. 2BR/2BA offered at $98,700. Great
rental or permanent residence. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
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.
FANTASTIC VALUE! Key Royale 2BR/2BA canalfront home with
large Florida room. Large lot offers room for pool and house ex-
pansion. Just $174,900! Call Karen Schroder.
DUPLEXES: 204 55th Street. Personality and location for
$159,900. 213 65th Street. Home and apartment, big lot.
$181,000. Do not disturb occupants. Yvonne Higgins.
Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
plus den. Bright end
unit, cathedral ceilings,
Friendly area, kids i:, -i. -
and pets welcome. '
40' dock on sailboat -. '
water. $130,000. --
Top floor, view of
wetlands and bay.
* 1BR/1BA, apartment $1200 mo
* Key Royale, 3BR $3300 mo
* Shell Pointe, 2/1 $1500 mo
* 3BR/2BA, Brd. House $900 mo
* Perico Bay Club, 2/2 $875 mo
* Duplex 2/1 $750 mo
Heated, caged pool.
Upgraded and just
Call Georgia Anthony
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
front 1186 sfla 2bed/lbath/lcar/pool home built in
1957 on two platted lots of 21756 sf, was sold 1/13/97,
Nichols, Snyder, & Eller to Pear, for $225,000; list
3801 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 105 Sunbow
Bay 4, a 2bed/2bath 1,222 sfla condo built in 1981, was
sold 1/16/97, Menzenbach to Driscoll, for $100,000;
6006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 213 Playa
Encantada, a 2bed/2bath 1275 sfla condo built in 1980,
was sold 1/17/97, Gudmens to Huntington, for
$160,000; list $180,000.
609 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
bayfront 2,074 sfla 3bed/3.5bath/2car/caged pool
home built in 1961 on 18,135 sf of land, was sold 1/
14/97, Hendricks to Dalia, for $520,000; list
611 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, 22 A Impe-
rial House, a 2bed/lbath 754 sfla condo built in 1968,
was sold 1/13/96, Campbell to Pajakowski, for
$80,000; list unknown.
901 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, 5 Pelican
Cove Resort, a 2bed/2bath 962 sfla condo built in 1983,
was sold 1/13/97, Buatti to Roka Investments, for
$130,000; list $122,000
100 73rd St., Holmes Beach, 103 C Coconuts, a
672 sfla Ibed/lbath condo built in 1972, was sold 12/
PLEASE SEE REAL ESTATE, NEXT PAGE
BREEZY KEY WEST STYLE CANALFRONT
308 Tarpon, Anna Maria
3 bedrooms, 2 bath, over 2,000 sq. ft. living area
with vaulted ceilings and master bedroom suite on
the 3rd floor. Offered at $329,500. $319,500 just
Doug Dowling Realty
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TOWNHOUSE SMALL COMPLEX. Perfectly
immaculate California-style 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Amenities include pool, open garage, security
system, walk-in closet, new carpet, ceramic tile
and turnkey furnishing with a soft Florida look. Lo-
cated across from the public beach. Priced at
$126,000. Call Carol Williams 778-1718 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.
PERICO BAY CLUB. The best there is, 3BR/2BA
bayfront unit. This ground-floor unit is beautifully
appointed with commanding views of both inland
waterway and Palma Sola Bay. Hardwood floors,
crown moldings, glass/screen enclosed porch and
only 2 years old. Reduced to $199,000. Call Dick
Rowse 778-2003 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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31/96, Wunderlich to Eiland, for $95,000; list $99,500.
1007 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 203 Summer
Sands, an elevated 2bed/2.5bath 1,349 sfla condo built
in 1982, was sold 1/3/97, Clements to Fischer, for
$150,000; list $154,900.
1007 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 107 Summer
Sands, an elevated bayfront 1,888 sfla 2bed/2.5bath
end unit condo built in 1982, was sold 12/30/97, Gold
to Clements, for $183,000; list 183,000.
115 Eighth St. S., Bradenton Beach, an elevated
bayfront 1,270 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in
1930/1985 on 11,340 sf of land, was sold 1/2/97,
Hostetler to Henwood, for $340,000; list $359,000.
211 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a two-story 1,664
sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 65x105 lot,
was sold 12/30/96, Wilkinson to Wagner, for
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ICW. 2BR/2-1/2B condominium with 2-car under-
building parking, Elevator and stairs secured.
Heated pool and private beach. $145,000. Hal
Gillihan, 778-2194. R19009
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE on a large, tree-
bordered, secluded lot. Fronting the Manatee
River with a panoramic view extending to the
Gulf. 2-story home filled with innumerable
special touches, $1,900,000. Jim Brown,
SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT ESTATE. Breathtak-
ing views from all rooms. Elegant and spacious.
Gourmet kitchen, fireplace. Boat dock and davits on
sailboat water. Planned community with tennis
court. $895,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319
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
PRIME, CONVENIENT LOCATION. Duplex
plus lot. 2BR/2B and 2BR/IB. Gulf-side, short
walk to beach. Zoned C2. $395,000. Anne
Miller, 792-6475. D15844
FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on a private and
secluded street. Cleared and ready to build on.
$235,000. Elena Granger, 792-0021. L17589
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Available properties by the week or by the
month from Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and resort specialists.
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222.
3224 EatBa rve ome ech L341 (9 1) 78-65
$162,500; list $169,000.
2700 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 104 Ocean Park
Terrace, a Gulffront elevated 1,100 sfla 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1982, was sold 1/3/97, Bowness to
Swafford, for $225,000; list unknown.
3000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 9 Palm Cay, a lbed/
bath 750 sfla condo built in 1973, was sold 12/31/96,
Coyner to Juday, for $56,000; list unknown.
3006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1,095 sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1952 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 12/31/96, Palawski to Ockerman, for
$70,000; list unknown.
301 Highland, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
1,440 sfla 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1970 on a
50.5x100 lot, was sold 12/31/96, Frederick to Hohr &
Hayes, for $233,000. The price as reported may be an
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Spacious 3BR/2BA on deep canal..Separate one bedroom
apartment, 2-car garage, in-ground pool, outdoor wet bar with
sink, fireplace, electric boat lift. Recently renovated. #MA19294. Must
see! Offered at $340,000. Call now ask for Michael Advocate.
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202 35TH ST., HOLMES BEACH
DIRECT GULFFRONT 4 units beautifully furnished on a lot 100
x 100. Room for pool, extra office, laundry facilities, storage and
outdoor shower. Long-term rental agreement with German travel
agency. Rent guarantee. Walking distance to shopping, restau-
rants. Excellent income. Seller will entertain offers between
$630,000 $720,000. #KSI7201
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.
TIFFANY CONDO Enjoy spectacular sunsets and white sandy
beach from this turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA unit in a very popu-
lar complex. Call Karin Stephan today to see this beauty.
canalfront 1,235 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in
1975 on a 75x104 lot, was sold 12/31/96, Kallay to
Peters, for $209,000; list $219,900.
513 71st St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront ground-
level 3bed/2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1962 on 9,690
sf of land, was sold 12/30/97, Dekavis & McGowan to
Bergan, for $185,000; list $210,000.
543 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, a bayfront
ground-level 3bed/2bath/2car 2,084 sfla home built in
1963 on 23,708 sf of land, was sold 1/3/97, Mullen to
Fineout, for $435,200; list $495,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach, 41 North
Beach Village, an elevated 1,206 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car
townhouse condo built in 1992, was sold 12/31/96,
Ellard to Kortis, for $150,000; list $164,900.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
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STEPS TO THE BEACH great location on a corner lot. This 2BR/
IBA condo has a stone fireplace, family room and great storage. Call
Donald Pampuch today, eves. 778-3111. $145,000. #19846.
LIDO BEACH CLUB newly renovated and furnished 2BR/2BA
at Lido Beach Club. Heated pool, sauna, exercise room, party
room, library and on-site building manager. Walk to shops and
restaurants in beautiful St. Armand's Circle. Call Karin Stephan
eves. 388-1267. $225,000. #19698.
MARTINIQUE NORTH enjoy stupendous sunsets, the shimmer-
ing Gulf of Mexico, and white sandy beach from this direct
Gulffront end unit. Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA, heated pool,
tennis, elevator, and secured lobby. Call Carol S. Heinze 778-
7246. $169,900. #19521.
CITY OF ANNA MARIA
3-story Key-West style home, 3BR/2BA. Very secure, quiet
neighborhood, 300 steps to Anna Maria's finest snow-white
sandy beaches, sunsets in paradise. Turnkey furnished, excel-
lent rental history. Great investment, custom built, many very nice
features, 3 balconies. Priced right with $239,500 for a fast sale.
Owner very motivated and wants any offer today! #KS19345.
NEW KEY ROYALE LISTING
3BR/2BA home with large caged pool. Entertainment area wraps
around great room and pool. Tumkey furnished. Adjacent docking
available. KS#19722 $219,000.
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. $295,000.
TRIPLEX 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA, close to the beach.
Excellent rental history. $159,900. #XS13966.
BEST BUY in San Remo Shores. Owner invested $100,000 in
renovation. Must see! 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceiling in living room,
fireplace, white carpet and white tiles. Breathtaking kitchen.
$239,900. #XS67542. Call Karin Stephan today on this great buy.
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CAR RADIO Jensen CS-5500. AM/FM/cassette, pull
out type. Auto reverse. $60 firm. Call 778-9585.
FINE FURNITURE "Kindel" dining room suite,
china cabinet and server $3,200. "Baker" tables, love
seat, lamps, large custom entertainment unit and
GENERATOR KOHLER 3.5 KW gas with electric
start. $450. 778-8295, leave message.
WHITE WICKER LOVESEAT, 2 large chairs, rocker
and end table. Like new, $350. 778-0019.
BABY ITEMS Carrier/car seat, swing, baby bath,
walker, bouncing chair, portable playpen, clothing
items infant 11 months. 778-0347.
LAWN/PATIO SET off white, Lawn Comfort table and
4 adjustable chairs with footrests. Table is 5'3" x 3'.
Like new. $150. 778-5894.
APPLE STYLEWRITER II inkjet printer. Black and
white, 360 DPI. $100. 779-1344.
NICE DINETTE SET $75. 2 tall barstools, wood, like
new $60. Also double bed frame. 778-4368.
AREA RUG 8 X 10 dark green/burgundy plaid. Ask-
ing $100. 778-3032, leave message.
DREXEL WALNUT DINING room set. Round table
with two 18' leafs, 6 chairs with needlepoint seats.
$250. Call 778-7095.
WANTED W.W.II, Korean or Vietnam Air Force
leather jackets. Cash paid! 01' Sarge, 778-1626.
GAS WATER HEATER for sale. Rheem 62 gallons.
$80 and you move it please. Call 778-7978.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
MOVING SALE North Beach Village Condo. Fri. &
Sat., Feb. 7 & 8, 9 12. Lots of stuff, lots of clothes.
235 64th Street, Holmes Beach.
ORIENTAL RUG SALE Sat., Feb. 8, 9-12. All sizes,
good prices. 657 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.
No early birds.
YARD SALE Sat., Feb. 8, 8 3. Furniture, tools,
brick-a-brack. 2518 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach.
The Woman's Club
of Anna Maria Island
Sat., February 15, 1997 9 am to 1 pm
At the: AMI Community Center
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
RUMMAGE SALE Fri., Feb. 7, 9-2. Exercise equip-
ment, table, chairs, kitchenware, books, etc. St.
Bernard Activity Center, 43rd Street, Holmes Beach.
VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE $15 for Privateers'
Thieves' Market, Feb. 8, at Holmes Beach City Hall
Field. For information, call 778-5777.
FOUND PARAKEET type bird. Call 778-9252 to
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) -We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
"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.
CHRYSLER CONVERTIBLE 1982 price reduced,
good buy. See-at 113 51st Street, Holmes Beach.
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.
1986 SPORTCRAFT 20' CC, 1.6 liter OMC Seadrive.
Magic tilt, galvanized, tandem axle trailer. Full elec-
tronics. Complete package, excellent condition
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT with lift in private marina on
Key Royale. 778-2003.
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Come and enjoy the beautiful views of Gracious 3BR/2BA Island residence
Tampa Bay as we escort you through directly on the open end of the canal.
this charming 3BR/3BA elevated home Includes a 35 x 12 ft. waterside, caged
for only $199,500. swimming pool, boat dock, 2 double-car
garages with workshop area. $450,000,
1988 PONTOON BOAT 18' 40 hp, with all acces-
sories and covers. Excellent condition. $4,750. (941)
DOCK DEEP WATER. Electricity at dock. Easy
Gulf access. $150 mo. 778-5963.
23' FISH NAUTIQUE 1989. 454 PCM motor, fresh
water cooled. Stainless steer T-top, VHF, trailer.
19' FLARE BOWRIDER 1990 70hp Yamaha, galva-
nized trailer, stainless steel prop. Perfect condition.
Nice fishing and sport boat. $4,300 OBO. 383-6877.
1985 SKI NAUTIQUE like new. 17.5 feet, 351
Windsor. New upholstery $10,500. 371-8006.
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.,
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.
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.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service.
All repairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified,
free estimates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979
I WESTBAY PLAZA & BANK
WONDERFUL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY!
Multi-business offices and storefronts.
Excellent rental history. High visibility
and high traffic. Corner of East Bay
Drive and Manatee Avenue in Holmes
Beach. West Bay Plaza offered at
$595,000. Bank property offered
at $695,000. Total package offered at
CALL MARY ANN SCHMIDT
778-2261 OR 1-800-732-6434
SC0idwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
605 Manatee Ave. W Holmes Beach
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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.
DOLPHIN PRE-SCHOOL Prepare your child for kin-
dergarten. Available places for ages 18 months
through 6 years. Waiting list for infants and toddlers.
NEED HELP WITH yard work, flowers, clean-up,
house sitting? Call Personal Touch Lawn Mainte-
nance at 778-6172. Reliable adult, reasonable rates,
NEVER WAX AGAIN! Attention car, boat, aircraft
owners! Protect your investment with acrylic polish.
We're mobile. 778-5215.
HUSBAND AND WIFE AVAILABLE FOR resident
condo management. General maintenance, com-
puter skills. Longboat Key, Anna Maria, North Siesta
areas. Call 366-3076.
COMPANION RETIRED WOMAN with medical
background, 2 3 days a week. Call 778-5528.
TREE SERVICE hazardous overhang removals,
topping, trimming, shaping, palm trimming. Insured, free
estimates. Call Phil at Brewer Tree Service, 778-7790.
EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE
cleaning homes, condos and rental properties.
Impeccable local references. Island resident over
4 years. Call 778-3989.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
/ MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING honest, reliable
SIsland resident. References. Let us clean it up!
$12 hr., minimum 2 hours. Beep Linda at 215-5956.
CLEANING RELIABLE with references. Call
Maureen at 778-5717.
Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
Pat Thompson Condominiums Caria Price
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
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5348-B Gulf Dr.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" licensed,
bonded. Residential, condos, rentals, move in/out.
Excellent Island references. Beverly 778-1945.
AUTO DETAILING of your home or office at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning, leather
& vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon at 320-5662.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
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.
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.
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates.
31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.
PROFESSIONAL PAINTER 12 years experience.
Interior/exterior, excellent Island references, no
mess. Call Don at 778-3456.
WE FIX WE PAINT WE CLEAN apartments,
houses, etc. Call Bob and Jean at 778-8655. Excel-
lent local Island references.
BOB GREENE PAINT CO. $50 average size room.
$399 average size exterior. 25 years experience.
Free estimate, insured. 756-6396.
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).
BIG JIM'S PAINTING interior/exterior, free estimates.
Many, many Island references. 778-5587 or 742-6978.
NEED A HAND? Experienced, reliable retiree avail-
able for help with home repairs, maintenance, paint-
ing, wallpapering, cleaning and other jobs around the
house. Call Michael at 778-7769.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available Mar. & Apr. at $1,300
AVAILABLE FOR RENT Feb. and Mar. 1BR apart-
ment, heated pool, steps from beach. Also renting for
1997/98 season. Telephone 371-0500.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE seasonal or annual.
Lovely 3BR/2.5BA, garage, furnished. No pets. Call
CHARMING HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA home with
water view. Bay Palms area. Annual lease at $1,050
mo. Lease option available. Also for sale at
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Canalfront 3BR/3BA house with a
15 x 30 pool and separate wing for the
fabulous master suite with a luxurious bath.
French doors open to the pool and screened
lanai. vaulted ceilings, Florida room, circu-
lar drive, and electric boat lift. $279,000.
Canalfront 2BR/2BA home in Anna
Maria, close to the beach. Completely
remodeled bedrooms and great room
open to deck. $259,000.
Canalfront 3 or 4BR/2BA home in
north Holmes Beach. More than 2,000
sq. ft., remodeled kitchen but there's more
to do and lots of potential. $217,500.
Canal Lot in prestigious North Point
Harbour on Key Royale. $194,000.
Visit us at our web site: http://www.islandreal.com
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LaWn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Series 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
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"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
G.R. SULLIVAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Specialists in Hurricane Resistant
New Construction Remodeling Rennovation
25 Years Experience ( Licensed & Insured
References 794-3260 N Lic RR 0047996
PROMPT AND COURTEOUS SERVICE
STATE LIC. & INSURED Call 778-5354
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ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!
MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior, under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Mention this ad for $10 OFF.
(This number is a message service when we are busy.)
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
LOVELY 2BR/1BA in Anna Maria. Gulffront apart-
ment fully furnished, sundeck, porch, washer/dryer,
microwave, convenient location. Weekly or monthly,
no pets. 778-3143.
HOLMES BEACH UNFURNISHED luxury
townhouse. 2BR/2.5BA, 2-car garage, boat dock,
beach view. $1,200 mo. annual. Phone 778-2973.
GULFFRONT ANNUAL 2BR/2.5BA unfurnished
townhouse. Ground: covered parking for 2 cars,
shower to knock sand off your feet. 2nd floor: Mexi-
can-tiled living room and kitchen, large balcony. 3rd
floor: 2BR/2BA, 2 balconies. All freshly redecorated.
$1,000 mo. 1st plus security. Magnificent view of the
sun setting over the Gulf. 703 Gulf Drive, just over the
bridge on Anna Maria. Call 351-1596 to see.
BEACH HOUSE 1BR unfurnished, large yard, 1/2
block to Gulf or Intracoastal. 114 3rd Street South,
Bradenton Beach. 795-2896.
QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME directly across from
beach. 2 units available Mar. & Apr. 2BR/1BA $1,500
mo., 1BR/1BA $1,100 mo. 778-8200.
2BR/1.5BA DUPLEX with garage. Annual, no pets.
Quiet area. $600 mo. 8004 Marina Drive, Holmes
BRADENTON BEACH Old Bridge Village annual. 1
available unit in duplex on the bay in historic district.
1BR, porch, lush grounds, private parking, many
extras. $650 mo. includes water. 778-4625.
ADORABLE 1BR/1BA located between beach and
bay. Newly renovated. 2 available, one with wood
floors, starting at $450 mo. with $200 deposit. Drive
by 203 2nd Street N., #2 and #4, Bradenton Beach.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA duplex apart-
ment in Holmes Beach. Ground floor unit on quiet
street close to beach. $500 mo. plus utilities. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-1450 for further
GREAT CONDO AVAILABLE NOW due to cancella-
tion! 2BR/2BA, beautifully furnished with all ameni-
ties (washer/dryer, cable, VCR). Located in small
complex with pool, close to beach and shopping.
February for the month or by the week. 778-0510.
ANNUAL 1 BR/1BA FURNISHED steps to beach. All
utilities included, $650 mo plus 1st, last, and $650
security deposit. Call 778-8208.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONALS Immaculate, nicely
furnished 1 and 2BR apartments. Week, month or
season. Stones throw to beach. Reasonable rates.
ANNUAL NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3BR/2BA,
unfurnished townhouse condo. Heated pool, washer/
dryer, no pets. $900 mo. Call Robin Kollar, Gulf Bay
STEPS TO BEACH Unfurnished 2BR/1BA with
screened lanai. $525 plus deposit, water included.
MONTHLY OR ANNUAL unfurnished, 2BR/1BA,
cute upstairs apartment with sundeck, Gulf view.
$650 mo. No dogs. Call Robin Kollar, Gulf Bay
DIRECT GULFFRONT cute and cozy: 2BR/1BA
$500 wk.; 1 BR/1 BA $350 wk. Call Robin Kollar, Gulf
Bay Realty, 778-7244.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA efficiency
across from beach. Available immediately. $450 in-
cludes water/trash. 778-9237.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA with family room on
canal with dock. $900 mo. Call Smith Realtors
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA with family room and
enclosed porch on a canal. $1,200 mo. Call Smith
ANNUAL RENTAL Partially furnished 1BR/1BA
condo unit with pool and laundry area in Gulffront
complex. $650 mo. Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.
WANTED TO RENT Reliable retired couple looking
in Anna Maria for Feb. and Mar., 1998. No pets. Pre-
fer near water around Sandbar. Call (941) 778-6952.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL turnkey furnished,
ground floor, 1BR apartment, 100 yards to Gulf.
$1,100 mo. 778-5617.
WANTED TO RENT Garage or covered carport for
car storage. Prefer Bradenton Beach. Call 778-3049
after 7 pm or leave message.
SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE Feb. and Mar. due
to cancellation. 2BR/1BA apartment on quiet street in
city of Anna Maria. $1,350 mo. plus tax. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate at (941) 778-1450 for details.
BAYFRONT LOVELY 2BR/1 BA penthouse with
spectacular view. April 1997 and winter 1998, $1,800
mo. Quaint 1BR/1BA with patio available Mar. 17,
1997, $1,100 mo./$550 wk. Both on quiet north end
with private courtyard, heated pool and spa. One-of-
a-kind. (941) 778-4107.
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HOLMES BEACH TURNKEY large, clean, 1 BR/1 BA
apartment. One block from beach. Available Apr.
/May. $350 wk./$1,200 mo. No pets. 778-5143.
LARGE STUDIO APARTMENT for season. Newly
decorated with queen size bed. Across street from
beach. $875 mo. (941) 859-2857.
1 BR & 2BR apartments, turnkey furnished. $330/$390
weekly. Openings in Feb., Mar. and Apr. 778-2374.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA detached elevated
duplex apartment in Holmes Beach. No pets. $750 mo.
plus utilities. Washer and dryer included. 778-2993.
OWNER SELLING ELEVATED HOME in Anna
Maria City. 2BR/2BA, 2 living rooms, garage,
workshop, storage, warranty. $197,000. Call 778-
4543 to view. Spacious.
OWNER MUST SELL DUPLEXES Excellent oppor-
tunity! Great Holmes Beach locations. 795-7805
OPEN HOUSE 1 4 DAILY. Waterfront show-
place, 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.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA home overlooking boat
basin. Super buy at $150,000. Lease option
WANTED HOLMES BEACH canal home. 3BR/
2BA, 2-car garage. Pool or room for pool. $250,000
range. Cash. No agents. 387-9122.
CONDOMINIUM BY OWNER This 2BR/2BA condo
/ has panoramic views of bay. Turnkey furnished.
S Perico Bay Club with 24 hour security and all ameni-
ties. $113,000. 792-3665.
BAYVIEW HOME WITH attached apartment. Beau-
tiful extra lot. Zoned duplex. Furnished. Quiet
upscale area. Enjoy extra space, lawn or rental lot
sale income. Open house Sundays. 2210 Avenue A,
Anna Maria Island. $189,000. Serious offers consid-
ered. (941) 778-1442.
CORTEZ UNIQUE "OLD FLORIDA" waterfront lot.
Water on 2 sides, 75' seawall on Seafood Shack
canal to Intracoastal, 100' side on CC Marine boat
basin, zoned duplex or R-1. Build for rental/vacation
home. 75' frontage, quiet street, greenbelt views,
boating/fishing paradise. New fencing. Price to sell
at $125,000 firm. 794-2479.
LET'S MAKE A DEAL! Fabulous opportunity to pur-
chase a 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, directly on the beach.
Fireplace, boat slip. Lot size 116' x 196' right on your
own private beach! Asking price $459,000. Call owner
at 778-9252. 810 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
WONDERFUL LOCATION canal home with views of
Skyway. 4BR/3BA pool home. Tile throughout, large
living room, cathedral ceilings, large master bed and
bath with Jacuzzi tub. Boat dock, lift and circle drive.
Asking current appraisal value. $289,900. Call
owner at 778-9252. 526 75th St., Holmes Beach.
ENJOY CASUAL OLD-STYLE Florida living in this
lovely beach home where unbelievable greens and
blues of the Gulf waters are only steps from your
door! The home features 2BR/2BA, large open liv-
ing room, dining area and kitchen, separate utility
room/workshop with washer/dryer. Relax on your
screened porch and enjoy the view of the most
beautiful and secluded beach in Anna Maria City.
Offered by owner at $495,000. Drive-by 723 North
Shore and/or call (941) 778-7430 for appointment.
ONE OF A KIND custom built 3BR/2BA. Fabulous
bay view. Only 3 years old. Many extras. $229,900.
Call 778-2960. 2202 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach.
WANTED TO BUY under $100,000, 2BR condo or
home on or near Island. Prefer Holmes Beach. 50 lb.
dog acceptable, no "clunkers". Call 778-5233.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT Mediterranean on
2 lots. 9,300/6,500 living sq. ft. 5BR/5.5BA, 6-car
garage, triple pool. 3-stories with glass elevator,
24k gold fixtures, lots of marble. 3-zoned,
AC/heat, etc. etc. Magnificent. $790,000 OBO.
Terms by owner. 795-4432.
WATERFRONT LONGBOAT KEY Deep water ca-
nal, 2BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room, liv-
ing room, fireplace, satellite dish, large caged pool.
580 DeNarvaez Dr. $195,000. Brokers protected.
Owner/broker. Call (941) 383-5474.
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MOBILE HOME FOR SALE Gulfshores of Longboat
Key. 1 BR/1 BA, shower house, central air, roof over,
WATERFRONT NEW OCTAGON HOME 2BR/
2BA, Jacuzzi, hardwood floors, custom. 8001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 723-2676.
HOLMES BEACH BY OWNER Short walk to Gulf,
ground level 2BR/1 BA with 1 BR/1 BA guest quarters
on lushly landscaped duplex lot. Large lanai with
spa. $219,000. Principles only. 778-5617.
CONDO FABULOUS SUNSET VIEWS from this
beach-front penthouse on Longboat Key. Call Jim
LaRose, Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 383-5543.
LOT FOR SALE Spacious building lot, steps to
beach on north Longboat Key. Call Jim LaRose,
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 383-5543.
OWNER SELLING 2-STORY HOUSE in Holmes
Beach. 2BR/2.5BA, living room, dining, 2 large
bonus rooms, screened porch, 2-car garage. 8322
Marina Drive. $178,000. Beautiful. 747-0485.
CHARMING GROUND LEVEL HOME on Lake
LaVista with access to Tampa Bay. 2BR/2BA, pool,
cul-de-sac. Walk or bike to beaches. Price reduced
to $215,000.113 Pelican, Anna Maria. 778-9107.
NEW HOUSE 2BR/2BA. Owner will hold mortgage.
3301 6th Avenue. Call for information. 779-1336.
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NEWLY LISTED SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT
views. 2BR/2BA, Sandy Pointe totally updated first
floor. Covered parking and storage ground level.
Beautiful pool privacy and serenity. $125,000. T.
Dolly Young & Associates, Realtor 778-0786. After
LOTS OCEANVIEW 150' to high tide. Deeded beach.
$175,000. Bayfront view duplex. 50' x 100'. 2503
Avenue B. $79,500. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
CUTE HOUSE FOR SALE 2BR/1BA, Mexican tile,
carport, porch, fenced yard. Two blocks to beach, 1/
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JUST LISTED 2BR/2BA condo, close to
beach, great rental, small complex.
Children OK, no pets. Two screened
lanais one overlooks pool. Under-unit
parking. $95,000. Call Bill Bowman at
COQUINA MOORINGS Exceptional
top-floor unit with spectacular views of
bay and Gulf. Upgraded appliances, 2
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deep-water dockage and across from
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walk-in shower, low maintenance fees. walk to the beach. Turnkey furnished.
Priced at $92,500. Call Ed Oliveira at 2,736 sq. ft. total living area. Large deep-
778-1751. water dock. Offered at $369,000. Call
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Mariners Cove #714
725 North Shore Dr.
515 42nd Street
North Beach Village #46
Anna Maria Island Club #21
407 73rd Street
723 Key Royale Dr.
Island Village #124
1206 Spoonbill Landings
501 Sanderling Circle
10315 Kingfisher Rd.
104 23rd Street N.
Ocean Park Terrace #106
Smugglers Landing #505
1102 19th Avenue W.
720 Key Royale Dr.
1273 Spoonbill Landings
1275 Spoonbill Landings
231 64th Street
528 Key Royale Dr.
1274 Spoonbill Landings
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BY RICHARD SILVESTRI / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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83 Crime statistics
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518 58th St. $395,000. 3BR/2BA, water-
front, bayfront and canalfront with boat davits.
Jennaire range and oven. Combo dining and
family room. On cul-de-sac. Very private. Call
540 67th St. $439,00. Spectacular 3BR/
2BA canal home at the open end of the Island's
widest canal. Completely updated in 1996.
Huge master bedroom and bath overlooking
heated pool, spa and canal. Call Bob or Lu
638 Dundee Lane $589,000. Large family
home, 6BR/4BA with indoor pool and great
water views. 3 bedrooms added in 1992. Many
upgrades. 140' on bayou and 100' on canal. 50'
dock with heavy duty boat lift. A very special
home! Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
613 Ivanhoe Lane $695,000. 4BR/2.5BA
custom built home on deep water canal. Den
could be used as 4th bedroom. Spectacular
view of water and golf course. Home only 4
months old. Designed for entertaining. Call
Mary Ann Schmidt.
680 Key Royale Dr. $199,500. 2BR/2BA
Key Royale home well-maintained canalfront.
Maintenance free yard, 2-car garage. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones.
516 Magnolia $224,900. 3BR/2BA, great
location in Anna Maria walk to bay or beach.
Newer elevated home with nice built-ins in
bath and bedrooms. Call Mary Ann Schmidt or
608 North Point Dr. $595,000. 4BR/5BA
premier home. Vaulted ceilings, vast storage,
boat dock with electric and water on deep canal.
Family room, den, office, two fireplaces and extra
large garages. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
611 North Point Drive $549,900. 4BR/
3BA, vaulted ceilings throughout. Master bath
with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Lighted
plant shelves in great room and kitchen. Loft
area for separate family room. New carpeting.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt.
13530 3rd Ave NE $175,900.3BR/2BA almost
new home in Mill Creek. Owner transferred leaving
numerous upgrades. Call Bob & Penny Hall.
5219 11th St. W. $99,999. Inviting 2BR/
3BA with 2-car garage. Screen security, spa,
atrium, tool shed, fruit trees, built-in storage,
quiet street. Call Evelyn Mitchell.
8402 13th Ave NW $146,000. Immacu-
late pool! home in NW area close to schools.
Great area for children. Backyard fenced. Call
4324 14th St. Circle W $529,900. Impres-
sive Key West custom built home on Terra Ceia
Bay. Open floor plan. Call Rose Schnoerr.
201 N 22nd St. Ct. E. $99,900. 3BR/3BA
spacious home on large lot. Under contract
taking back up offers. Call Paul Martin.
3710 23rd Ave W $115,000. 3BR/2BA
family home with no backyard neighbors. Call
Mary Ann Schmidt.
4021 38th St. W. $92,900. 2BR/2BA home
in Lakeside South. New tile, white carpet, 2-car
garage. Call Gary Larison.
4213 41st St. W. $67,900. 2BR/2BA
townhouse in Lakeside South. New carpet and
tile. Call Gary Larison.
3917 42nd St. W. $64,900. 2BR/2BA villa in
Lakeside South. Great Value. Call Gary Larison.
1021 63rd St. W. $112,500. 4BR/2BA in
Greenfield Hill. Great floor plan. Call Janis Van
4902 64th Dr. W. $695,000. 4BR/2.5BA cus-
tom home built in 1993. 3 Garages with room for
6 cars MANY UPGRADES. Call Rose Schnoerr.
4008 78th Place E. Sarasota $167,800.
Large 4BR/3BA home with caged pool. Ideal
family home with fireplace and island kitchen.
Call Gary Larison.
2520 89th St. NW $274,500. Lovely Key
West style home in quiet NW neighborhood.
Living area with master bedroom upstairs. Call
Bob or Penny Hall.
62 Casabella Dr. $195,000. Great family
home on large treed lot in Palma Sola Park. 3BR/
3BA, convenient to beach. Call Bobye Chasey.
3715 Coconut Terrace $269,900. 3BR/
3BA canal home with dock and large heated
pool and spa in San Remo Shores. Call Bob or
7611 Desoto Memorial Hwy. $319,900.
4BR/3BA fenced home with in-ground pool and
great backyard. Call Mary Ann Schmidt.
6518 Kansas St. $24,900. Handyman Spe-
cial mobile home in Trailer Estates. Call Chard
10324 Kingfisher Road $199,500. 3BR/
2BA Flamingo Cay canal home with direct
access to Intracoastal. Call Rose Schnoerr.
1811 Palma Sola Blvd. $249,000. 2BR/
2BA Palma Sola home with open floor plan and
full Palma Sola view. Call Rose Schnoerr.
10338 Palmbrook Terrace $209,000.
4BR/3BA home on golf course. Security system,
extensive landscaping and caged pool. Call
Bob or Penny Hall.
7812 San Juan Ave. $169,000. 3BR/2BA
completely redone home in Palma Sola Park.
Call Harold Small.
15 Tidy Island $239,000. 2BR/2BA, the
most popular design on Tidy Island with views
of lagoon and bay. Charm and elegance. Call
Bob or Penny Hall.
11903 Upper Manatee River Road
$222,000. 3BR/ BA. Spectacular river front. 100
feet of the Manatee River at your back door. Call
Bob or Lu Rhoden.
4BR/3BA beautiful, immaculate, extra large
unit $165,000. Call Rose Schnoerr.
2BR/2BA garden condo. Stacked washer and
dryer. $89,500. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
2BR/2BA downstairs unit. Lovely water view of
bay to bayou. $155,000. Call Bobye Chasey.
3BR/3BA elegant townhouse. Italian tile, air-
conditioned lanai. $215,000. Call Bobye
2BR/2BA downstairs unit in excellent condi-
tion. $144,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt.
2BR/2BA bright end unit many upgrades
$139,900 Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
3BR/2BA decorator-furnished end unit
$149,900. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
2BRI2BA 1/2 mile to beach and shops
$137,500. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
2BR/2BA open kitchen, enclosed lanai with
fan $130,000. Call Bobye Chasey.
3BR/2BA bright end unit. Decorator furnished
$149,900. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
2BR/2.5BA. Gulffront townhouse condo.
$124,500. Call Evelyn Mitchell.
2BR/2BA, downstairs, corner unit. Many ex-
tras $144,900. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden.
2BR/2BA, first-floor corner unit overlooking
pool $129,900. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden
WESTBAY COVE SOUTH
2BR/2BA, overlooks Intracoastal waterway
$139,900. Call Bobye Chasey.
2BR/2.5BA, Longboat Key. Townhouse
$215,00. Call Rose Schnoerr.
2BR/2BA, Longboat Key. Faces Gulf of
Mexico and northern beach. $194,000. Call
NEW LISTING HOME
Anna Maria Island, True beach hide-a-way
facing West over the water $289,000. Call Rose
Schnoerr for details.
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