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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


County: fire district gets second am lancee


County: fire district gets second ambulance


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Fire District is getting a second
county ambulance for 12 hours per day, says Manatee
County Commissioner Stan Stephens.
His announcement last week stunned members of
the Emergency Medical Service Study Committee.
"County officials said they would keep us informed
of any issues that would affect us," said Fire Chief Andy
Price. "We were never informed of this. The last I heard
it (the second ambulance) was to be rotated between posts
in west Bradenton. We were shocked."
The announcement created a dilemma for committee
members who recently came to the conclusion that the fire
district should provide its own emergency service. The
recommendation was the result of a six-month study by
committee members representing the three Island cities,
the Village of Cortez, the fire district and Manatee County
6f, options for ambulance service.
S The committee was formed last summer after the
Island Democratic Club and the Coalition of Barrier


SMcKay, Wolfe


re-elected in


Anna Maria
By David Futch and Paul Roat
Anna Mlaria City Commissioners George McKa~
and Doug Wolfe were re-elected Tuesday for two more
N .ejrs.
The election saw 581 voters go to the polls, whicl
at 39 percent was considered a low voter-turnout by I -
S' and stianidar-ds hat-typically have a 60- to 7-0-percen t.
electorate response for city elections.
A commissioner for nine years, McKay garne ed
342 votes or 32 percent. Wolfe, who has served for the
past seven years, got 276 votes or 26.percent.
Newcomer Dale Woodland, who campaigned door
to door in the city, came in third with 239 votes for 22
percent. Max Znika, a former commissioner and
mayor, came in fourth with 218 votes for 20 percent.
"It's a joyous feeling to know the support of the
community is still there," McKay said Tuesday night.
Two years ago Wolfe beat Znika by one vote, the
closest race ever in Island history.
Of the 1,826 voters who live in Anna Maria, 1,51)
are registered voters.
Campaigning in the city falls under the grassroots
category, going door-to-door, shaking hands and the
strategic placement of a few political signs.
McKay ran on the promise of keeping down co -ts.
The city has an annual budget of just over $1 million.
A good portion of last year's budget was targeted for
street repairs and drainage projects.
Wolfe, a former school administrator, has lived in
Anna Maria 20 years and has said he was, "trying des-
perately to keep it as much like an unspoiled barrier
island as possible."


Island Elected Officials asked the fire district to study
the options. This request followed two attempts by the
county to change EMS on the Island, producing a tre-
mendous outcry from district residents. The proposed
changes were coupled with an increase in response
times and a decrease in service by county ambulances.
Following Stephens' surprise announcement about
a second ambulance, members worked quickly to re-
vise their recommendation.
"We have to present all the facts to the fire com-
mission, then it's their decision," Chairman Larry Tyler
said. "We have to let them know the second ambulance
will be available."
Anna Maria City Commissioner George McKay
expressed concern that if the committee proceeds with
its original recommendation after learning about the
second ambulance, "people will say we didn't give the
second ambulance a chance."
Members agreed that fire-service-based EMS is the
best option. They said they'll continue to work slowly and
thoroughly toward that goal. They'll also study the perfor-


manceof the second ambulance to determine if it increases
service and decreases response time. In addition, they will
continue to work with the county on funding options.
"We all agree that fire-service-based emergency
service is best so we just have to revise the way we get
there," Price said.
"If we don't link these two services together, even-
tually the cost of providing separate services will be
prohibitive. We've got to come together or we'll be
fighting for the same piece of pie."
McKay said the county could use the district as a
pilot program because "people would rather see the fire
district provide the service but without paying more."
Following the meeting, observer Holmes Beach
Councilman Don Maloney pointed out, "While the
commissioner's message, however belated, promising that
a second Island-based ambulance is now in the county's
plans is certainly welcome, that decision doesn't deal with
our committee's findings that our Island EMS service
would be most efficient, in terms of both cost and faster
response time, if it were fire-based."


Changing face for Bradenton Beach Festival
Melba Dittmar of Brandon paints a dinosaur on Hans Westenfeld's cheek at the Fifth Annual Bradenton
Beach Festival on Bridge Street. Hans, 4, and his father Fred were vacationing from Vermont and showed up
Saturday for the parade and festival. They weren't the only people who showed up: festival organizers pre-
dicted more than 40,000 people attended the two-day event, making the festival the most successful in its
history. For more pictures, see inside. Islander Photo: David Futch


Holmes Beach property owner

CAN split contiguous lots


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Joe Kennedy had his day in "court" and came out
smiling.
The Holmes Beach City Council voted last week to
allow Kennedy to sell or build on his second lot at 228 S.
Harbor Drive. Kennedy, who owns two contiguous lots,
has a house on one lot and hopes to sell the other lot.
However, he was told by Building Official Joe
Duennes in December that the two lots are considered
one parcel and must be combined. Duennes' decision
was backed by opinions from City Attorney Patricia


Petruff and Mayor Bob VanWagoner.
Kennedy produced a letter from the city's former
superintendent of public works, John Fernandez.
Fernandez issued the letter on Dec. 12, 1989, after
Kennedy inquired about the lots prior to purchase.
"According to the ordinance of the City of Holmes
Beach, in order to have Lot 32 become a conforming
lot, the carport addition on Lot 31 would have to be
removed. Following the removal of the carport addi-
tion, Lots 31 and 32 would become two legal lots of

PLEASE SEE LOTS, PAGE 4


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ....................... .................... 6
Those Were the Days ............................ 7
ISLAND MAP ............................ .............. 20
Stir-it-up ............................ .................. 22
School Daze .......... .................... ................ 24
Streetlife .......................... .......................... 26
Anna Maria Island tides ................ ........... 31
Real estate ...................... .......................... 32
Crossword puzzle.................. ......... 40


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Bradenton Beach bayside


By Paul Roat
It took Harry Brown three years
and about $3,000 to get approval to
build a dock abutting property he owns
on the bay at Third Street South and
Bay Drive in Bradenton Beach.
But before he received commission
approval, he got to watch a contingent
of residents spend just 20 minutes get-
ting an OK to erect a similar structure at
Eighth Street South.
Brown and Susan Kehne could
have erected four 500-square-foot
docks off the four lots they own be-
tween Third and Fourth Streets South
without going through all the bureau-
cratic twists and turns.
"It became clear, however, with the
shallow water and the attendant envi-
ronmental problems getting boats in
and out, that a better solution would be
to build one larger dock in the one area
where the water is deep enough,"
Brown said.
The proposed 138-foot-long T-
shaped dock would be about 40 feet
south of an existing structure.
But city land development codes
did not permit docks larger than 500
square feet in residential areas. Planners
determined the prohibition against
larger structures was a glitch in the
code, and took steps to correct the code
language. That took a while.
Previous building officials said state
and federal permits would be required to
build the bigger dock, so Brown began the
process of procuring permits from the
Florida Department of Environmental
Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers. That took a while.
State and federal authorities said he
would need a survey of the area as well as
drawings for the dock. That took a while.
Finally, with all the paperwork in
hand, Brown had to go before the city
planning and zoning board. Due to a
mix-up in advertising the meeting, the
meeting was delayed two weeks.
"We have tried in good faith to
work with the city on a one-on-one ba-
sis to add what we believe will be a
major enhancement to Old Bridge Vil-
lage and thus to the city," Brown said.
"In truth, we are about at the end of our
patience with the administrative process
and we are sure you agree that citizens
deserve a bit better than that. This
project is a private dock on private land,
abutting city-owned land which we
have also improved with trees at our
own expense with city approval."
Planners approved the dock last
Wednesday, and on Thursday Brown


and Kehne appeared before the city
commission for final approval.
That was when an already twisted
tale took off on another tangent.
Leon Nemyrowski, representing a
group of residents at Eighth Street
South, requested permission to replace a
dilapidated dock at the end of that street.
Although the dock and a similar struc-
ture at Seventh Street South appear to be
abutting city property and have been
judged to be city docks, Nemyrowski
said the residents would pay for the new
dock themselves as long as the city
would foot the bill for liability insurance
under the city's blanket insurance car-
rier.
Removing the old dock at Eighth
Street South and building a new one will
cost $3,200, Nemyrowski said. Work
would be done by licensed marine con-
tractor James Annis of Holmes Beach.
The docks off Seventh and Eighth
Streets South were a contentious issue
last year when residents requested city
assistance in rehabilitating them. Build-
ing Official Bill Sanders said they were
in such a bad state they had to be demol-
ished. The issue dragged on through
various city boards for months.
Demolition was put on hold. Taking
matters into his own hands,
Nemyrowski canvassed his neighbors
and took up a collection to rebuild the
dock on Eighth Street South.
"This is a barrier island," Commis-
sioner John Chappie said last week. "It's
boats, beaches, fishing this request is
a no-brainer for me. I think we ought to
go for it."
"I'm all for having a new dock
there," Commissioner Dan Goodchild
said. "If our insurance will cover it, and
somebody else builds it and maintains it,
it's fine with me."
Commissioner Connie Drescher
questioned the precedent that could en-
sue if a dock were built off city property.
"What if other people on other streets
come forward and say they want to do
the same thing?" she asked.
Vice Mayor Charlie Grace said he
was against the city getting into the
dock-building business, "but we're not
talking about that here. The people are
going to build it, and if they're willing
to do that I think it's fine."
In the end, the commission unani-
mously accepted the Eighth Street South
residents' request to build and maintain
a four-foot-wide, 80-foot-long dock off
the bay end of the street.
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file on Sunshine complaint


James Rawe, assistant state attor-
ney, 12th judicial circuit, declined Feb.
10 to file charges on a Sunshine Law
violation made against the Anna Maria
Fire Commission.
Fire district resident Karen Leek
filed the complaint last month alleging
that the commission violated Florida's
Government in the Sunshine Law when
it sent the Bradenton Herald a legal
notice of a special meeting bearing the
wrong date. The meeting was scheduled
for Jan. 9 but the notice said Jan. 13.
The Sunshine Law does not ex-
pressly contain a notice requirement but


case law supports that for a meeting to
be "public," reasonable notice is manda-
tory.
Fire Chief Andy Price admitted that
a notice went out bearing the wrong date
and fire officials agreed to defer any
vote to the regular meeting Jan. 13.
Rawe noted that The Islander By-
stander published the meeting notice
with the correct date and that the meet-
ing was also posted at the fire station.
He said investigators learned that
six or seven people attended the meeting
including reporters for the Herald and
The Islander Bystander.




THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 12, 1997 0 PAGE 3 EM


Traffic calming touted as vehicular-human balm


By Paul Roat
"Traffic calming is a change in street design that
takes angry, fast cars and changes them into happy,
slow cars."
That's the assessment of a new trend in traffic de-
sign by Ian Lockwood, a transportation engineer from
West Palm Beach. Lockwood gave a presentation on
"traffic calming" to the Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization Monday.
Traffic calming calls for streets to be redesigned to
allow for more pedestrian-friendly uses. Medians are
often removed, sidewalks widened, bicycle paths cre-
ated under the plan. Traffic tables wide, raised
patches of pavement are installed as well to slow
vehicular traffic, especially in residential neighbor-
hoods suffering from cars determined to cut through
the area, or pedestrian-heavy downtown areas.
The result of traffic calming, Lockwood said, is
motorists who find either another way to get there from
here or choose an alternative means of transportation
to traverse the calmed streets.
Lockwood said behavior of motorists is also
changed in a calmed road. Rapid acceleration or decel-
eration is abated. Often, through the use of traffic
circles or roundabouts, traffic flow is actually im-
proved. And through the use of landscaping, a more


Council candidates
answer questions
Saturday
The six candidates running for three Holmes
Beach City Council seats will participate in a forum
sponsored by the Holmes Beach Civic Association.
The forum will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at
the Island Branch Library beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Written questions from the audience need to be
submitted prior to the beginning of the forum.
Election of the 1997-98 civic association of-
ficers will follow the forum.
For more information,, contact Shirley
Romberger at 778-9315.


attractive road is usually the result.
Other objectives of traffic calming are slower-mov-
ing cars and greater safety for non-motorists.
Traffic calming dates back to the 1960s in Europe.
In the Netherlands, Lockwood said, residents of a busy
street revolted, storming the street in the wee hours of
the morning to remove pavement blocks to change traf-
fic flow to a path that would force traffic to slow and
thereby reduce speeding. The concept was later
adopted by the city in a more formal manner.
Lockwood was quick to point out that the usu-
ally hated speed bumps, with the small, raised con-
crete ridge often found in parking lots, are not a traf-
fic calming measure.
Traffic calming may be a new term in this part of
the state, but traffic calming measures are established
throughout much of Southwest Florida.
The Bradenton Beach roundabout on Gulf Drive is
a solution to a problem of getting pedestrians across the
road without impeding traffic with a stop light. The
roundabout provides pedestrians a place to wait in the
middle of the road for traffic to clear as well as allow-
ing cars to flow through the four-way intersection with
a minimum of delay. Since its creation several years
ago there have been no traffic accidents at the busy
Gulf Drive-Bridge Street intersection.
In other MPO news, Sarasota County Commis-
sioner David Mills was elected 1997 chairman of the


Fire commission calls
special meeting
The Anna Maria Fire Commission will hold a spe-
cial meeting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Station 1 in Holmes
Beach.
The board will discuss recommendations made by
the Emergency Medical Service Study Committee. At
its Feb. 10 meeting, the committee asked the board to
establish a plan and time table to provide fire-district
based EMS to the district.
The second topic of discussion will be deeding the
Cortez volunteer fire station to the Florida Institute of
Saltwater Heritage.


regional transportation group. Manatee County Com-
missioner Stan Stephens was elected vice chairman.




Anna Maria City
1/18, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session

Bradenton Beach
2/20, 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
2/13, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment
2/18, 7 p.m., Council meeting

Of Interest
S2/15, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association Candidates' Forum, Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
2/17, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commisision
special meeting to discuss EMS Study
Committee recommendation and Cortez
volunteer fire station deed, Station 1, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
2/18, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
2/19, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

Presidents Day Closings
City offices in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach
and Longboat Key will be closed Monday,
Feb. 17 for Presidents Day. City offices in
Bradenton Beach will be open.
The Anna Maria Fire District
Administrative Office will be open.
The Island Branch Library will be open. The
Tingley Memorial Library is closed Mondays.
Garbage pick up in.all Island cities and on
Longboat Key will be as normally scheduled.





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Lots
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
record and each would support a single-family home,"
Fernandez wrote.'
Kennedy appealed Duennes' decision and fol-
lowing several requests faltered was given a hearing
before council.

The city's case
Duennes gave a history of the city's contiguous lot
rule. He stated that if one person owns two contiguous lots,
the lots must be combined to fulfill the requirements es-
tablished in the 1989 comprehensive plan. In the plan a
single-family lot must be 7,510 square feet as opposed to
the previous requirement of 5,000 square feet.
"In 1951 the city established its first land develop-
ment code," Duennes explained. "It said no lot could
be smaller than 5,000 square feet. That was duplex as
well as single-family lots. It defined a 'lot of record' as
a recorded lot and a 'lot' as a buildable site."
The 1976 code increased lot size requirements,
rendering many of the original lots non-conforming,
Duennes said. Definitions of "lot of record" and "lot"
remained the same as the 1951 code.
Ordinance 95, also adopted in 1976 stated, "No
structure shall be constructed on any non-conforming
lot if the owner of said lot owns any adjoining vacant
land which would create a conforming lot if said vacant
lot were combined with the lot deficient in area,"
Duennes noted.
"In the 1976 code the minimum lot size was 7,500
square feet and these lots became a parcel consisting of
two non-conforming lots of record," added Petruff.
Under single ownership, each lot would be non-con-
forming but buildable at 5,000 square feet, she said. How-
ever, because both lots were owned by one owner, they
became a parcel consisting of two non-conforming lots of
record, and had to be combined for building purposes..
"In 1989, the city's land development code again
increased the land area required for a building site,"
Duennes continued. "Making virtually all of the vacant
lots that were left non-conforming. It also defined lots
of record the same as previously and but stated that a
buildable lot was now termed a 'parcel.' It also reaf-
firmed the contiguous lot rule."
The rule states, "In the case of adjacent lots or par-
cels owned by a single owner, the lots or parcels may
be considered a single building plot and the district
regulations applying to the minimum size requirements
apply to the building lot as a whole."
Change of use was also addressed in the 1989 code,
he said. If two non-conforming lots became conforming
they couldn't revert back to two non-conforming lots.

Kennedy's case
Kennedy's attorney, Steve Thompson, introduced


a series of exhibits to council and noted, "Mr. Kennedy
certainly did his due diligence prior to purchasing this
property."
Exhibits included:
A letter from Marie Franklin, who sold Kennedy
the property in 1989, which states that both the seller
and the buyer were able to obtain satisfaction from
Building Official John Fernandez that each lot was a
buildable lot and a copy of the contract containing that
contingency.
The letter from Fernandez on which Thompson
commented, "The law will not permit the city to take
away Mr. Kennedy's property rights that he received
when he received this determination."
An explanation of equitable estoppel or the doc-
trine that says an individual has a right to rely in good
faith on the acts of the government.
A letter from former mayor Pat Geyer in which she
states, "when the comprehensive plan and land develop-
ment code were adopted, I was on the city council. At no
time did I ever intend for anyone to have his previously
platted, buildable lot of record become a non-buildable lot
just because the lot was deficient in minimum size. It was
to be considered buildable to long as long as all other con-
ditions could be complied with."
A letter from Betty Hill, former city clerk and
councilwoman, which urged council to allow Kennedy
to use the lot as Fernandez ruled.
A letter from Manatee County Property Appraiser
Charles Hackney stating that Lot 32 is being taxed as
a single-family lot and his office considers it to be a
buildable lot.
A survey and a letter from the surveyor which
said he found no evidence to show that the lots were
ever combined and are considered separate lots of
record.
Thompson also maintained that the requirement in
the 1976 code to combine non-conforming lots is not
found in the 1989 code. The 1989 code suggests the
owner "may combine the lots" but there is no mandate,
he pointed out.
"I'm not here to change city policy," said
Kennedy. "I'm only here for my appeal. I'd like the
council to consider what more could anyone have
done to be more certain as to the determination of a
property than I have done. The city says, 'Get it in
writing before you buy.' I'm only asking for what
Mr. Fernandez said could be done."

In favor of the appeal
"The people of the community rely on their govern-
ment," said Ernest Kendler, who owns a similar piece of
property in the city. "I think it's obvious that the govern-
ment at that time did not intend for this to take place."
Geyer said that when she was on council, they advised
people with questions about their property to get an opin-
ion from the building official, which is what Kennedy did.


Dick Rosedale of Winter Park, Fla., said he has
four contiguous lots purchased in 1972 and he is faced
with the same situation.
"I have five lots in the city that have been legal lots
of record since they were platted in 1946," said Charlie
Corsi of Tampa. "I hear now that I do not have five
buildable lots and I respectfully disagree."
There's nothing in the code that mandates the join-
ing of the lots or prohibits the sale of one lot, resident
Steve Lardas maintained.
"As citizens we rely upon the opinion of the build-
ing official as to whether a lot is buildable or not," resi-
dent John Cagnina said. "But what's more disturbing
is the idea that cities keep taking property rights away
from people."
Petruff said the U.S. Supreme Court has deter-
mined that a government has the right to enact a zon-
ing code regulating the use of property but when the
regulations go too far it can be considered the tak-
ing of property. The State of Florida has very strin-
gent requirements to determine when regulations go
too far.
"The local government has the right to regulate
property and the right to change those regulations," she
said. "The property owner has no right to rely upon the
zoning of his property for any length of time. He
doesn't have right for that property to always remain
the same zoning as when he purchased it."

Council makes a decision
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore asked Petruff for
recommendations.
Petruff said the council must decide whether or not
it will uphold Duennes' interpretation of the code. If it
does, then it must determine if it wants to provide a
remedy for Kennedy. If it doesn't uphold Duennes'
decision, it must consider the ramifications.
Councilman Don Maloney said both Fernandez
and Duennes had the same license of interpretation but
he would vote to uphold Duennes' determination.
"Joe has documents from the city stating if the car-
port was removed he would have two buildable lots,"
Whitmore said. "This was a contingency for him buy-
ing the property. I see a potential liability for the city
because of this documentation and I think the city has
to accept some responsibility for it."
"I can't see what more any individual could do to
insure his property rights," Council Chairman Luke
Courtney said.
Council voted that Duennes' interpretation of the
code as it applies to Kennedy's lot was correct but
based upon the evidence presented, Kennedy's lot is a
buildable lot.
Councilman Ron Robinson said the council must
address the contiguous lot problem created by the code
because it affects so many property owners. Whitmore
said she counted 21 other affected properties.


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Stephens shuffle
Islanders often have a hard time getting the atten-
tion they want and deserve from Manatee County
government.
A lawsuit undertaken by the Island cities and
Longboat Key in the 1970s over dual taxation resulted
in the county paying back monies for duplicated ser-
vices.
Millions of dollars are raised by the county from
taxes collected for services such as police, parks, librar-
ies, garbage, roads and emergency services including
ambulances. Many services are also provided by cities,
leaving city taxpayers to wonder just what they're get-
ting for their money.
Take for instance the sheriff s department. Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach taxpayers contribute to the
sheriffs budget and receive little in the way of road
patrols, while city taxes pay for their own police depart-
ments. In Anna Maria where the city contracts for po-
lice protection from the Manatee County sheriff, tax-
payers have the additional burden of paying toward
overall operation of the sheriffs department.
The county is extremely protective of its tax rev-
enues and there can be no better example than the
grandstanding play by Commissioner Stan Stephens at
a fire district study committee meeting last week.
He came to announce that one of the county's two
new ambulances would be devoted to service on Anna
Maria Island.
Don't kill the messenger, though, because
Stephens likely believes he was bringing good news.
It's more likely he is the newest pawn in the con-
tinuing manuevers of Manatee County Public Safety
Director Mike Latessa since his proposal in March
1996 to implement "peak-demand staffing."
Island critics lined up quickly to oppose Latessa's
plan which would have left the Island without an am-
bulance during off-peak hours and the problem was
amplified by an increase in response times and a de-
crease in service by county ambulances.
At a special session in April with the Holmes Beach
City Council, County Administrator Ernie Padgett an-
nounced the county commission would take two years to
study alternatives to PDS and recommend a plan. Padgett
promised public input throughout the process.
In June, another plan bearing a close resemblance
to peak-demand staffing was sidelined as three county
commissioners announced there would be no changes
in the county's ambulance service without discussion
at an open meeting.
Padgett also promised public input when he an-
nounced in June the county would purchase two new
ambulances to rove the county.
Meanwhile, the study committee appointed last sum-
mer looked at options to improve service to Anna Maria

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Perhaps the strongest initiative in the appeal of
democracy is the statement, "In unity there is strength."
This is an open letter to the approximately 1,653
citizens of Bradenton Beach. Some time ago, when the
Florida Department of Transportation and our
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
were planning to replace, first, Cortez Bridge with twin
80-foot-high megastructures 10 feet apart, this area's
top DOT official publicly voiced intent to four-lane
Gulf Drive from Cortez Road to Longboat Pass. The
extra right of way would come from the east side. A
Manatee County Commission committee concluded
the plan would eliminate 117 residential units and 12
businesses in Bradenton Beach and Cortez.
United citizens, some of whom worked very hard,
have, at least for the present, postponed the restructuring
of our city into something akin to Miami Beach. A dedi-
cated group then formed the Bradenton Beach Civic As-
sociation. Initially, it was a forceful, dynamic, democratic
organization with a roster of about 150 caring people and
a devoted directorship. Recognized, it submitted reformed
city ordinances and monitored city administration, always
pursuant to its motto, "Be the best you can be!"
Unfortunately, our civic association now suffers
from cancer. It is called lethargy (apathy). It is con-
tracted from citizens who either just don't give a damn
or are unwilling to let someone else be concerned. And
there are always those among us who want Gulf Drive
four-laned and lined with nine-story buildings!
In the meantime, your civic association, your most
powerful potential to be heard and in which YOU are
encouraged to take part, will cease to exist unless you
wake up and become active. February is our mandated
general meeting. Please be there! The meeting will be
Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Bradenton Beach City


Hall. Annual dues of $5, $10 for businesses, is the best
bargain around.
If you, our membership, cease to care, then the
civic association will cease to exist and those who do
care will only be able to individually witness the effect
on quality of life from inevitable exploitation. Please
do not let this happen!
Rejoin now and become active. Call 778-5800 or
778-1154.
Charlie Grace, chairman,
Bradenton Beach Civic Association
Grants for 'poor' not intended
for Anna Maria City
We rented for five years in Anna Maria, then pur-
chased a home here last spring. Many of our northern
friends visit and always leave with kind words about
the beautiful Island city with friendly people, a top-
notch community center and no high-rise buildings.
I read your paper regularly and am always im-
pressed with the high quality of writing, the many fea-
tures and the very informative articles about politics
and events on the Island.
When I read your editorial about the Community
Development Grant, I could not believe my eyes.
Aren't we the same community that rates education as
a number one priority. Is this what we want to teach our
children and grandchildren, that conscience and ethics
are not important, money is the only thing that counts?
We all know that a high proportion of residents are
retired, living comfortably on pensions, interest, divi-
dends, etc. We all know that this is not a "poor com-
munity" and we also known that the Block Grants were
never meant for cities like ours.
Let's be honest and set a good example for the rest
of the country. Let's pay our own way for needed main-
tenance and improvements in Anna Maria.
Herbert and Tommye Sauer, Anna Maria City


By Egan


residents and just last week came to the conclusion the the
fire district should provide its own ambulance service.
The promise of an ambulance committed to serv-
ing Anna Maria Island from Stephens threw the com-
mittee into a tailspin.
The 1 1th-hour attempt to prevent the committee's


recommendation from advancing to the fire district -
and a vote to request reimbursement to the district of
tax dollars may only stall the inevitable.
The real determination reached by the committee
is that the Island will be better served by a fire-district-
based ambulance. And that's the bottom line.


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THOSE WEHE THE BAYS


Part 2,


The Roaring Twenties
by June Alder



"Miss

Kathleen" all
dressed up to
commute to
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LIBERATED LADIES


Two Anna Marians were among the
first Manatee County women who in 1920
exercised their right to vote under the hard-
won 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
They were mother and daughter, members
of the pioneer Jones family.
Sophia and Kathleen Jones regis-
tered in the tiny Anna Maria precinct
just in time to choose between Democrat
James M. Cox and Republican Warren
G. Harding for President. Since the
Joneses were ardent Democrats (father
John R. was a lawyer and bigwig in the
Democratic Party) it can be assumed
they voted for Cox over Harding, who
nevertheless won the White House.
The Anna Maria precinct formed in
1916 with 19 voters, all male of course.
We don't know how many voted in
1920 (records are missing). But by 1924
there were four'women on the roster and
only 12 men. What caused the shrink-
age? Surely not male resentment, perish
the thought. More likely the reason was
economic, for the Island benefited very
little from the 1920s real estate boom.
Though the Joneses owned considerable
mid-Island property, it did not turn into
gold for them.
The couple emigrated from Canada
in 1882, arriving in Tampa with three
sons, the youngest only a year old. They
had met in Toronto where Irish-born
John Richard Jones was an Episcopal
priest (like his father) and French-Cana-
dian Sophia a Catholic university-
trained music teacher. John's conver-
sion when they married was not for
convenience's sake but a genuine spiri-
tual decision. ("Any Christian who
reads history must be a Catholic," he


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bayou.


would insist in friendly arguments with
his mostly Protestant neighbors.)
Determined to keep on in her pro-
fession, Sophia became choir director
and organist at Tampa's Sacred Heart
Church. After her husband established
his farm and experimental agricultural
laboratory on Anna Maria in 1895, she
commuted back and forth between
Tampa and her Island home.
Kathleen, was 10 years old that
year. She relished her tomboy Island
life even though the brothers who doted
on her were often away at school or at
work in Tampa. But she also loved
books and art and music.
So, like her mother, she aimed for
a career in music, and after completing
her studies she succeeded her mother at
Sacred Heart Church.
When her parents were gone (her
mother died in 1929, her father in
1935) Kathleen had to face up to the
difficulties of making a living in the
Depression and wartime years. Many
of her contemporaries moved off the
Island. But she decided to stay on in the
house her father and brothers had built
for her (the curve at Manatee Avenue
used to skirt her land). She taught at the
little Island school and drove up and
down the island and into town in her
old flivver to give music lessons.
Her two passions were music and
her love of Anna Maria and its people.
At least that's what people thought. But
in later years she fell in love and mar-
ried a charming Irishman named
Charles LeBaron Donovan, a profes-
sional baseball player. The children
still called her "Miss Kathleen" until
her death in 1950 at the age of 65.
A tribute to her in The Islander news-
paper concluded with this statement:
"From the tongues of all who knew
her come only words of affection, de-
votion and admiration for her wonder-
ful character and personality."

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Burkly, McKay: Anna Maria moving too fast on grant
By David Futch
Islander Reporter Anna Maria resident lashes out
Attempting to fast-track a federal grant application,
Anna Maria City Commissioners whisked through two Tim Eiseler of Anna Maria City had to get some- you're taking entirely too casually about what this
public hearings last week on seven proposed ordi- thing off his mind when he addressed city commis- money is going to be used for."
nances. sioners Thursday, Feb. 6. Mayor Chuck Shumard replied, "I know I'm
Other commissioners hurried along the required Eiseler questioned elected officials about their not. And I don't think any of these other folks are
two readings but not before Commissioners Elaine proposal to build drainage ditches along Rose Street taking this too casually. There are a lot of areas in
Burkly and George McKay voiced their displeasure in the wake of a finished paving project on the two- this city that need attention .... I think it [Rose
with the grant application and how they thought citi- block-long road, the last remaining shell street in Street] came out pretty nice. Drainage is good."
zens felt about it. Anna Maria. Eiseler responded, "Mr. Mayor, if you could just
The grant could bring the city $500,000 and would "There was never any need to pave that street," recognize the fact that your perception of what looks
pay for needed drainage projects. Eiseler said. "Now you want to put in swales to save good to you a big, blacktop street that's not neces-
The proposed ordinances the commission heard Feb. pavement that shouldn't have been there in the first sary is not what looks good to other people who
4 and Feb. 6 deal with affirmative action, fair housing, bid place. want to see some aspect of the way Anna Maria used
procedures, complaints brought by citizens who feel they "Sixty people signed a petition not to get that street to be and some of the reasons they're here.
have been discriminated against in housing and a plan that paved. Now you want to get a grant to put in swales to "Not all of us are condo-type people who want
provides for citizen involvement, save pavement many people were opposed to anyway. to keep dust off our cars. We live here for a reason.
Islanders have expressed dismay over how a grant- "You need to be specific about what the money's We're on a barrier island. And if you all keep in
related survey of neighborhoods could come up with fig- going to be used for. At least that's what people in Tal- mind that what you consider improvements with
ures showing a majority of residents are impoverished, lahassee tell me. There must be a specific need there to your mentality may not be universal. Can you ac-
However, when considering income, the survey get the money, not get the money and find out what we knowledge that?"
did not take into account income from pensions, stocks can use it for. That seems ludicrous to me. Shumard had the final word, saying, "Thank-
or bonds. The survey only considered what folks made "I think I see a few smirks up there. I think you. Are there any other comments?"
at their job.
"I had a lot of negative phone calls about this grant
because people didn't want to be classified as low in- Cities qualify for the grants based on a 1,000-point capital improvement list.
come," Burkly said after the second reading Feb 6. system that rewards local governments a set number of The city used the list to identify six sites in need o
"Other people were afraid that because HUD (U.S. points based on adoption of the federal mandates. drainage repairs.
Department of Housing and Urban Development) was Points also are scored if a survey of neighborhoods But McElheny said none of the proposed repai
involved that Anna Maria would some day be forced indicates that at least 51 percent of the residents sur- work is set in stone.
to provide low-income housing. veyed belong in a low-to-moderate income group. "These were the ones that needed the most atten
"I'm not happy because so much (in these pro- A survey conducted by Jordan and Associates, a tion the quickest," McElheny said. "Some will be
posed ordinances) is redundant and unclear. I'm not group that will apply for the grant in the city's name, booted out and because certain areas won't qualify, the
opposed to things like affirmative action. I can't be. I'm targeted several neighborhoods where drainage work list may change."
opposed to the way this grant was presented, not hav- would be done. Burkly responded that there are people who believe
ing seen the full grant package after I had requested it Jordan and Associates will receive approximately the city needs to proceed with caution.
and that (grant writer Barbara) Jordan or her represen- $36,000 of the grant money for doing the leg work and McElheny responded, "That's understood. We' r
tative did not show (for the Feb. 6 meeting) when she for administering the money. The company only gets a long way from doing anything .... The bottom line i:
knew our attorney was going to be here." paid if the city is awarded the grant, these things need to be done whether with grant mone
Adoption of the ordinances is required by federal Burkly said she received at least two calls from or money from the city.
and state governments in order to qualify for the money irate home owners who had no idea that drainage work "I personally don't see anything (in the proposed
from the HUD and the Florida Department of Commu- was being proposed for their street. ordinances) that I can't agree with to save the city
nity Affairs. Commissioner Robert McElheny, who has spear- $500,000. There are things I don't like, but sometime:
The agencies must receive the grant application by headed the drive for the $500,000, said the neighbor- PLEASE SEE GRANT, NEXT PAGT
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GRANT, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8

a cherry pie has a pit in it."
McKay said he received 24 phone calls from resi-
dents who think the city is moving too fast.
McKay voted to proceed with the citizen participa-
tion plan ordinance that contains complaint procedures.
Like Burkly, he was opposed to proposed laws
dealing with fair housing.
"Everyone who has called is afraid we're opening our
doors to low- and moderate-income housing. I don't agree
but I work for the people. I just don't think people under-
stand what's going on," McKay said. "I'd like to see this
thing go through but if the people are uncomfortable with
it, I have to be uncomfortable with it.
"Some of this is federal law and the people are not
fully understanding it. I know we're trying to hit a
deadline but it's apparent we're being pushy and that's
when you get opposition."
Commissioners are expected to pass the new ordi-
nances at a Feb. 18 work session.
At the second reading of the ordinances, commis-
sioners voted 5-0 to adopt the Citizen Participation Plan
that allows grievances to be heard.
Regarding the resolution that authorizes the city to
seek the grant, Burkly and McKay voted against it and
McElheny, Shumard and Wolfe voted in favor of the
application.
On the ordinance that prohibits discrimination in
housing, Burkly and McKay opposed it while
McElheny, Shumard and Wolfe voted in favor.
The six sites the city likely would spend grant
money on improvements include:
Replace stormwater drain pipes from 755 Jacar-
anda through to the outfall at Lake LaVista including
515 feet of pipe and four catch basins with a new
headwall.
Replace 70 feet of stormwater drain under the
road at 424-423 Spring Avenue to tie into existing
drainage system.
Swale the 700 block of Rose Street to save new
paving and tie into drainage system in the 600 block.
Replace 230 feet of stormwater drain at intersec-


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
You can cut down on the miles you drive for
golf if the dreams of former Robby's Sports owner
are realized.
Some top golf course designers have been con-
tacted to build world-class links on 300 acres in
northwest Bradenton. Developer Bill Robinson said
he talked with Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and
Arthur Hills about creating the course on property
he owns there.
Robinson added that he has appealed to profes-
sional golfer Paul Azinger about coming on board.
The proposed course site is west of the upscale
Robinson development, the Loop of Northwest
Bradenton, near 99th Street North West.
Azinger is building a home nearby on the
Bradenton River.
"We're still putting ideas together," Robinson
said. "Our goal is to build a world-class golf course
in northwest Bradenton."
What about environmental roadblocks?
"No. With the way construction of golf courses
are now and the type of golf course I want to build,"
he said, "it will be a positive influence on the en-
vironment."
On Azinger's connection, Robinson said, "He
could be involved. We have approached him."
Manatee County Commissioner Stan Stephens
said he heard plans for the course were in the works.
"It's all preliminary. They've talked to Jack


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


Nicklaus and he wants $1 million up front,"
Stephens said. "They haven't come to us (Manatee
County) for any permits. Once they go through four
or five public hearings, they may find it too expen-
sive to build."
Stephens said Azinger is clearing land for a
home near the riverside house owned by profes-
sional baseball player Bobby Bonilla.
Jed Azinger of Azinger Golf Course Design in
Sarasota said his brother has talked to him about the
proposed course.
When Paul Azinger discovered he had cancer,
he turned the course design business over to his
brother Jed.
"Paul told me to go for it (Robinson's proposal).
I heard Paul talk about the project. I guess
(Robinson) wanted to go with Fazio," Jed Azinger
said. "When you deal with Fazio, they don't want
to hear the word budget."
Azinger Golf Course Design currently is in-
volved in at least four courses in southwest Florida
including the U.S. Homes project Heritage Oaks at
the east end of Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota.
Jed Azinger said current environmental laws
protecting wetlands are a major factor in golf course
design.
"I think it's great these laws are in place," he
said. "There's not a site in Florida where there isn't
some sort of environmental impact. You have to
have all your ducks in a row when you build a golf
course today."


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Replace 210 feet of stormwater drain pipe at 419
Poinsettia and replace two catch basins and headwall
one outfall.


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and 17th Avenue Northwest, the park is located on grounds that currently serve as the county landscape
nursery. When completed, the park will boast rare palms, fruits and flowering trees as well as an education
center. Plans also call for a million-gallon storage tank that will increase water pressure for Anna Maria
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Meeting time change to be debated

Feb. 20 in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Officials in Bradenton Beach are another step
closer to returning to holding an afternoon commis-
sion meeting each month.
Commissioners will hold a public hearing Feb. 20
to hear citizen comments on the proposal to hold the
second monthly commission meeting on the afternoon
of the third Thursday.
Commission meetings currently are held on the first
and third Thursdays of the month. A year ago, the third-
Thursday meeting was held at 1 p.m. Commissioners
changed that meeting time to 7 p.m. to allow citizens who
work during the day to attend the meetings.
Now, a majority of commissioners favor changing
things back to an afternoon meeting, maintaining that
overtime pay to department heads and other employees
cost the city nearly $300 for each evening meeting.


Commissioner Dan Goodchild is leading the
charge to make the change. He has said that since
mostly housekeeping matters are dealt with during that
second monthly commission meeting the city could
save money by making the change.
Also in the works is a change in the first meeting
of the month to coincide with the first Thursday regard-
less of what day it falls. Currently, if the first Thursday
falls on one of the first three days of the month, the
meeting is pushed back a week.
Goodchild's change in meeting times and dates has
been unanimously endorsed by the commission, al-
though Mayor Leroy Arnold has been absent from dis-
cussions. Arnold was a leading proponent of the change
to night meetings last year.
The second reading and public hearing will begin
at 7 p.m. Feb. 20.


Landlord cited for tenant's violation


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Landlord Robert F. Gibbons was caught in a
"Catch 22" situation last week when he appeared be-
fore the Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board.
Gibbons, who owns a rental duplex at 402 Clark
Lane, was cited with a violation because one of his
tenants parked a semi-tractor at the unit on three oc-
casions. However, under the city's current code, the
board must impose the fine on the property owner.
"When he first put the truck there I told him it was
an eyesore and it was ugly and it had to go," Gibbons
told the board. "I explained to him about code viola-
tions and we went over the lease..He assured me that
it would never be there again. Then he had it there
again. I don't have control over this guy."
Gibbons said he is trying to evict the tenant but the
procedure is slow. He said if the vehicle returns, he
will have it towed.
"Give me a chance to work with this," he asked.
Chairman Art Ballman asked if the fine could be
passed to the tenant. City Attorney Patricia Petruff
said the board has no leverage over the tenant and the
landlord is ultimately responsible.
"The concrete activity is to evict the tenant," she said.
"The court says to serve him with a seven-day
notice, then wait seven days and see if he violates it
again," Gibbons said. "If he does I have to serve him
with a final seven-day notice. If he ignores that I have
to get a court date, hire an attorney and prove to the
judge that he should be evicted."
"It's a fact there's been code violations three times,"


said board member Chuck Stealey. "We have to find him
in violation, then decide what we're going to do about it.
Finding him in violation upholds the codes of the city and
it gives Mr. Gibbons a practical and legal tool to do some-
thing about the violations, so it won't happen again."
The board voted to find Gibbons in violation.
"I would like to have something in hand to show
him what will happen if he does this again," Gibbons
told the board.
In a second motion, the board voted that no fine be
assessed since the property is currently in compliance
but Gibbons will be advised of the consequences of any
future violations. The board has the power to impose
a fine of up to $250 per day for the first violation and
double that amount for a repeat violation.
The board's second case concerned unpermitted
construction at a residence at 403 39th Street owned by
Martin W. Annis. Code Enforcement Officer Bill
Kepping explained that Annis inherited the problems
when he purchased the property.
"The purpose of the notice of violation was to have
Mr. Annis allow an inspection of his property,"
Kepping explained. "He contacted my office the day he
got the letter, and the building inspector and I inspected
the property."
Kepping said the violations include the lack of a
fire separation wall and unpermitted wiring on the
ground floor. Annis must be given time to correct the
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The board voted to find Annis in violation and give
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By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Blue Fulford knew he had to do something when
Florida voters passed a net ban that put him out of the
mullet business.
"Six months before the net ban took effect I told
myself, 'Sonny, you're going to need to make some
money.' I needed cash flow," Fulford said. "That's
when I decided there was going to be a need for cast
nets."
When the 15th Annual Cortez Fishing Festival
starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Fulford will be on
hand to show off his nets and so some mending as well.
And though Fulford, 65, found a second career that
suits him just fine, he feels sad for the younger genera-
tion of Cortez fishermen who have had to make adjust-
ments in the way they catch mullet.
Some of the younger commercial fishermen have
changed careers, but Fulford said he can only think of
two or three. One's driving a truck, another got a li-
cense to do guide fishing and another is working on an
oil rig in Louisiana.
Fulford thinks most Cortezians will be fine, saying
he was encouraged by the good mullet roe season cast
netters had this winter.
It was common for a cast netter to bring 1,000 pounds
a day to A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez and not unheard of
for fishermen to bring in 2,000 pounds, he said.
"The ones who are able to cast a net can still make
a living. One fellow who got a net from me caught
3,300 pounds in one night at Coffee Pot Bayou,"
Fulford said. "There is some optimism that the Florida
Supreme Court will overturn the net ban. But if they do,..


the Legislature will come up with something else.
"The opponents of commercial fishing are alive
and well. They're not going away. Taking away our
option to fish is what hurt."
There's another aspect to the net ban that couldn't
be forseen, Fulford said.
Asian fishermen have reinvented mullet fishing.
According to Fulford, an Asian group on
Florida's East Coast put together 120 boats with two
men to a boat. One would run the boat and the other
would cast net.
In one day, this group brought 60,000 pounds of
mullet to A.P. Bell. Another group of Asians on
Marco Island did the same with 90 boats, proving that
fishermen are some of the most adaptable and resil-
ient people.
Fulford spends a day making a 12 1/2-foot cast.
net. A net's size is measured from the horn at the top
of the net to the lead line at the bottom.
Depending on their size, Fulford nets cost from
$90 to $160.
"And some I just give away."
Despite his new-found success, Fulford finds it
ironic that in more than a half century of fishing he
never learned to throw a cast net.
"The first time I ever threw one I threw it with
one hand and it opened perfect," he said. "I've never
been able to do it since. I'll have some nets for sale
at the seafood festival. I'll be mending some. I'll be
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Edward G. Dykstra
Edward G. Dykstra, 64, of Bradenton Beach, died
Feb. 5 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Milford, Mass., Mr. Dykstra came to
Manatee County from Succasunna, N.J., six months
ago. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of the Korean
War. He was a route director for a pharmaceutical com-
pany. He was a member of Bradenton Christian Re-
formed Church. He was a member of American Red
Cross and Habitat for Humanity.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; a son, Timothy of
Douglas, Mass.; two daughters, Debra Bates of Bradenton
and Carolyn Rossnagel of Parsippany, N.J..; two brothers,
Allen bf Whitinsville, Mass., and David of Traverse City,
Mich.; a sister, Janet Fox of Denver, Colo.; his mother,
Hilda of Whitinsville; and four grandchildren.
Service was held at Bradenton Christian Reformed
Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Chris-
tian Reformed World Relief Center Disaster Response,
2850 Kalamazoo Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, Mich.
49560 or American Red Cross, Manatee County chap-
ter, 2905 59th St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34209. Shannon
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Thomas C. Taylor
Thomas C. Taylor, 78, of Holmes Beach, pro-
duction superintendent of the New York Times for
32 years, died Monday.
He was born in New York City's Bronx on Oct.
9, 1918. He made his home in Wyckoff, N.J.,
where he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars and the Elks lodge and was a volunteer
firefighter. He was a Navy veteran of World War
II. He retired and moved to Holmes Beach in 1992.
Survivors are his widow, Patricia of Holmes
Beach; a daughter, Patricia Hanly of Sarasota; and
four sons, Peter and Thomas Jr. of Bradenton and
Michael and Timothy of Ridgewood, N.J.
Memorial mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday,
Feb. 13, at St. Bernard Catholic Church Holmes
Beach.
There will be no visitation.
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Trolley service announces
schedule change
Brenda and Gary Cremeans, co-owners of Trolley
Systems of America, Inc., have announced they will pro-
vide shuttle service for the American Express 1997 Senior
Professional Golf Association Tournament Feb. 17-23, at
the Tournament Players Club at Prestancia in Sarasota.
TSA will not operate its daily trolley route on Anna
Maria Island Feb. 17-23. Trolley driver Mike Kelly said
he would resume normal trolley operation on Tuesday,
Feb. 25.
Woman's Club to hold
rummage sale
The Women's Club of Anna Maria Island, Inc.,
will hold a "Trash and Treasure" Rummage Sale on
Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City,
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Donations may be delivered to the Center on Fri-
day, Feb. 14, from 2 to 3 p.m.
All proceeds will go to support civic, educational
and cultural programs on the Island and the General
Federation of Women's Clubs Florida Federation
charities.

Teen fellowship program
kicks off with pizza
Boys and girls in grades 6, 7 and 8 are invited to a
kick-off pizza party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb.
14, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center to
encourage participation in evening teen activities that
are resuming for that age group.
Three Center staff members will act as teen lead-
ers from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, super-
vising activities to offer fellowship, fun, peer support
and involvement in community projects. Recreation,
discussion and field trips will be planned.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday programming
will be for girls and boys together. Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings will include activities for boys and girls
in separate groups. Teens may attend any or all of the
nightly program. Bonus points toward special field
trips will be earned for attendance and participation.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908
or stop by at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.


Big sale minus elephants
From left, Deena Otty, Thelma Yeisley and Vivian Pittman sell homemade baked goodies at the Church of the
Annunciation White Elephant Sale held Saturday, Feb.8. Hundreds of people packed the church hall to buy
everything from bread-and-butter pickles to glassware and more. Islander Photo: David Futch


Democratic Club to meet
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will meet
for luncheon at noon, Monday, Feb. 17, at the Beach
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach.
Speakers will be Wilma Warren and Richard
Carter, state committee persons. They will speak on
"Connections: Understanding the Link Between the
Local Precinct, the State Party and the National Scene."
The public is invited to attend.
Call Gale Carter at 778-1389 for more information.

Republicans to hold
celebration
The Manatee County Republican Party will hold
a Lincoln Day Dinner Celebration with a presenta-
tion by Daniel Webster, speaker of the Florida


House of Representatives.
The event, "Politics on the Bay," takes place Thurs-
day, Feb. 20, at the Back Bay Steakhouse, 5325 Marina
Dr., Holmes Beach. A cash bar will open at 6 p.m. fol-
lowed by dinner at 7 p.m. The donation is $35 per person.
For reservations, call Shirley Marshall at 748-9514.

Anonymous HIV testing
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The Aids Council of Manatee offers free anony-
mous HIV testing at 300 Riverside Dr. E., Suite 3000,
Bradenton.
The testing is offered every second and fourth
Monday of each month between 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Appointments are suggested but walk-ins are wel-
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"Developing Capable People," a five-session adult
program designed to increase the quality of life in fami-
lies, schools and organizations, will be offered at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City, beginning Monday, Feb. 17.
The workshop will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on
Monday under the Center's Family Foundations Re-
source Program. Facilitator Shirley Romberger, M.S.,
will cover topics dealing with relationships, communi-
cation and personal significance.
Teachers can earn in-service points for attending.
Class size will be limited to 12. The fee is $40 in-
cluding all materials. For more information, call
Romberger at the Center at 778-1908.
Food 'SHARE' program
open to everyone
If you like to cook and eat, you qualify to partici-
pate in SHARE of Tampa Bay, a program currently
available through the Anna Maria Island Community
Center in Anna Maria City and the Tingley Library in
Bradenton Beach.
SHARE is a community-based self-help program
which builds community through volunteer service and
the distribution of a monthly food package.
In exchange for $14 and two hours of community
service, participants receive a food package containing
most of the food types families buy every month. There
is always a lean meat such as chicken and turkey; fresh
fruits and vegetables; and staple items such as beans,
rice, pasta and cereal. Also a few specialty items are
included.
Volunteer service is anything a participant does to
help someone else outside of his or her family for
which they are not paid. Volunteer service is accom-
plished by working with the SHARE program or per-
forming services suggested by the Anna Maria Island
Community Center or the Tingley Library.
SHARE registration takes place the first Wednes-
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Senior wellness and safety Bingo at Annie Silver
programs at Island Library Community Center
Sunbelt Home Heath, a not-for-profit organization, Bingo is played weekly on Thursday nights begin-
will present a series of free lectures dealing with health ning at 7 p.m. at the Annie Silver Community Center
wellness and safety issues entitled "Senior Safe" at the at 23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, behind
Island Branch Library on Thursday, Feb. 13. Pirate Pete's Gift Shop.
The lecture schedule includes: The event is smoke free. Refreshments are avail-
1 p.m. Retirement Planning able for purchase.
2 p.m. Caregiver Workshop AARP offers tax
3 p.m. Diet & Nutrition
4 p.m. Exercise. assistance
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Ma-
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land through April 10.
AARP volunteers are available at no charge to
Kiwanis host big dance answer tax questions, assist in preparing tax forms
Friday at Center 1040EZ, 1040A and 1040, Earned Income Credit and/
S.1or child and Dependent Care Credit.
The Kiwanis of Anna Maria Island will host a Big or child and Dependent Care Credit.
Sdi wan e o n M I- 1 o 11 Those interested should bring their 1995 tax return
Band Dance on Friday, Feb. 18, from 8 to 11 p.m. at and all pertinent tax information including W2s and
the Anna Mria I d Ct C 47 and all pertinent tax information including W2s and
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag- 1099s for 1996.
nolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
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brary in Holmes Beach on Wednesdays from 10:15
piece Band," and all proceeds will benefit the Center. brary in Holmes Beach on Wednesdays from 10:15
a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Tickets, are $10 per person. a to 115
For ticket information, call 778-6749 from 9 a.m. Anna Maria Garden Club
to 2:30 p.m. and 794-3459 after 2:30 p.m. to meet Feb. 19
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet Wednesday,
Island Players to hold Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Roser Memorial
yard sale Feb. 22 Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Laurel Schiller from Florida Scrub Growers will
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Stage Ladies, will hold a yard sale later this month at
Guests and prospective members are welcome and
the theater. They are looking for donations of suchests prseve
refreshments will be served.
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Donations will be accepted at the theater Tuesday,
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located at the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria City from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Pilot Joe Shary on top of his game

moving large ships through Port Tampa


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Joe Shary is in the business of planning ahead.
In his job, you have to or the consequences
could be disastrous.
Shary of Anna Maria City is a Tampa Bay pilot
who shows captains of 650-foot ships where to go
when they enter the Egmont shipping channel.
Every month Tampa Bay pilots move about 500
ships in and out of Port
Tampa.
"We're really local
experts aware of currents,
the berths where the ships
Share going, the ability of tugs
to move ships in and out of
berths," he said. "The stress
is high. Sometimes you're
responsible for a $500 mil-
lion passenger ship with
Shary 1,500 passengers. You have
to have constant vigilance
and stay on top of it every second."
Weather can be the primary cause of stress.
"The thunderstorms we get into are intense. Vis-
ibility can get so bad you can't see the bow of the ship,"
he said. "Strong winds are a problem and when it rains
hard the radar is useless because it creates a white-out
on the screen."
That's why Shary and the other 23 Tampa Bay pi-
lots use state of the art navigation equipment. No lead
lines for this group.
When it comes time for Shary to pilot a ship, he
travels the pilot boat to a waiting vessel. He then climbs
a ladder and goes to the bridge carrying the sophisti-
cated tools of his trade.
"We carry on board a differential global position-
ing system receiver and a laptop computer that shows
on a map exactly where the ship is located and where
it is going," he said. "It's an amazing piece of equip-
ment that has an accuracy to within five meters and
sometimes within two meters."
For their trouble, pilots are paid well, Shary said.












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Every time a ship is piloted into or out of Port Tampa,
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The pilots pay their expenses and all 24 share equally
in the profits after also paying their support crew of me-
chanics, dispatchers and boatmen, Shary said.
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Programs abound at
Longboat Chamber
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will be
busy with a variety of programs this week.
Two events will take place on Thursday, Feb. 13.
The first is the Chamber's Business Before Hours to be
held at Jacobson's, 443 St. Armands Circle, from 8 to
10 a.m., followed later in the day by "How to Make
Money Through the Chamber" at the Holiday Inn-
Longboat Key, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive, from 5:30
to 7:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 8 to 9 a.m. an "Issues
& Eggs" breakfast will be held at the Longboat Key
Hilton Beach Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Bob
Drohlich, Longboat Key mayor, and John Redgrave,
both candidates for the District 2 Town Commission
election in March, will speak.
The Chamber will hold its monthly "Nooner" on
Wednesday, Feb. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Holi-
day Inn-Longboat Key, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
The program will be "How to Build a Marketing Plan."
On Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,
the Chamber will hold its monthly Business After
Hours at Longboat Key Plastic Surgery at the Centre
Shops, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite #202.
Contact the Chamber at 387-9519 for cost and in-
formation about the programs.

Stretch & Tone class at
Island Center
Stretch & Tone, a combination of dance, yoga,
breathing, stretching and toning exercises to give a
complete body workout, will begin on Tuesday, Feb.


PILOT, FROM PAGE 14
to generation.
To become a pilot working Florida waters requires
that an applicant take a grueling test and spend years learn-
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for three years before becoming a fully licensed pilot.
Florida has a competitive exam that is administered
by the Department of Business and Professional Regu-
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rules of the road, local knowledge, pollution, ship han-
dling and charting.
Anyone who takes the test for Tampa Bay has to
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depths in and out of the channel.
Shary also has a federal pilot's license which allows
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Longboat Key's beach renourishment project
has completed the put-the-sand-on-the-beach por-
tion of the exercise to protect the key's Gulf
beaches.
Still to come is placement of five specially made
Danish fabric "sand sausages" offshore and one
larger sand sill in an attempt to keep the sand on the
beach.
Longboat Key underwent a beach
renourishment project in 1993, a project that was
fraught with problems. A "storm of the century"
occurred in March, midway through the project,
causing much of the sand that was already pumped
ashore to migrate away. Another problem during
that erosion control effort came through the size of
the sand particles, which were later judged to be too
fine to stay ashore.
The current renourishment project, which took


25, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia, Anna Maria City.
This non-aerobic yet invigorating program will be
held on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. and Thurs-
day mornings from 9 to 10 a.m.
Susan Curry, with 15 years of experience, is the
instructor. Cost if $3 for Center members and $5 for
non-members.
Call the Center at 778-1908 or Curry at 761-0048
for additional information.


About 50 percent of the ships out of Tampa carry
phosphate or other cargo related to the fertilizer indus-
try. Bananas are big and oil is a primary load because
there are no pipelines between Florida and the oil-pro-
ducing states of Louisiana and Texas, he said.
Shary's love of the sea came early as a young boy
off Montauk, Long Island, where he worked on fishing
boats. He went to the New York Maritime College in
the Bronx and has a B.S. in Marine Transportation and
an unlimited tonnage, third-mate's license.
After graduating, Shary went to sea from 1974 to
1986 and saw the world. He served primarily on tank-
ers and container ships in Northern Europe, the Medi-
terranean, Africa, Pakistan and South America.
"It seemed like a good life. And it was a good life
for a single person," he said. "The Far East and Aus-
tralia are the only places I haven't been."


about 10 weeks, placed 882,000 cubic yards of
sand ashore. Sand sites were five to seven miles
offshore.
The "sand sausages" formally called
Longard Tubes are 125 feet long, 70 inches in
diameter and will be placed at five locations ma-
rine experts have judged prone to erosion. Tube in-
stallation is taking place now.
A more massive Longard Sill, 2,000 feet long
and three feet high, will be installed within the next
few weeks.
Both the tubes and the sill will be placed off-
shore, parallel to the shoreline.
"We are pleased the sand placement went so
well and will provide both storm protection and
recreational benefits to the people of the key,"
Longboat Key Town Manager Griff Roberts said.
All work is expected to be completed by April.


Seagrape Festival seeks
rummage donations
The Women's Guild of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church is now accepting items to be sold at the
annual Seagrape Festival to be held Saturday, Feb. 22,
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Donations of men's, women's and children's
clothing, as well as jewelry, used books, plants and
miscellaneous household goods are welcome.
Items may be dropped of at the church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City, Monday through Friday, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call 778-0414 for further information.

Speaker to talk sharks
Floridian Dwight Davis, Harvard graduate and a
volunteer at Mote Marine Laboratory, will speak at the
Monday, Feb. 17, meeting of the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society.
The public is invited to attend at 7:30 p.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.

Boogie at Center
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sounds of Tom Tiratto and the High Society Orchestra.
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MCC Theatre present
award-winning drama
A confrontational, thought-provoking and some-
times violent drama entitled "When You Comin' Back,
Red Ryder?" will offer a different kind of theater ex-
perience beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14.
Additional evening performances are Feb. 15, 18,
19 and 22. A matinee performance will be held Sunday,
Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. All performances are in Studio 84 on
the Manatee Community College Bradenton Campus,
5840 26th St. West.
Set in a roadside diner in-rural New Mexico in the
late 1960s, the play tells the story of eight markedly
different individuals who hold secrets and must con-
front his or her personal demons.
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Theatrical lecture at
Education Center
Playwright Jack Gilhooley reveals the "Confes-
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Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. at the Education Center,
5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
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For cost and information, call 383-8811.

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Symphony
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Florida West Coast Symphony and Maestro Paul
Wolfe, will be hosted by the Manatee Symphony As-"
sociation on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Manatee Conven-
tion & Civic Center, Palmetto.
The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a light dinner and
silent auction. The concert at 8 p.m. includes a selection
of movie and show tunes by George Gershwin, Jerome
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Fifth-grader tells history of Cortez fishing


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Stephen Mady loves to fish so it was a no-
brainer when he picked Cortez fishing for a class
history project.
For his efforts, Mady took second in a school-
wide competition at Miller Elementary School and
was featured in the county-wide History Fair.
"I like to go fishing and go all the time for snook
and redfish," he said. "My dad (Dave) knows a com-
mercial fisherman and he gave me a lot of good in-
formation."
Mady also spent a lot of time at the Manatee
Public Library combing books written by members
of long-time Cortez fishing families.
For his project, Mady, 10, drew information
from "Finest Kind" by Ben Green and "Fog's
Comin' In" by Doris Green. He also interviewed
commercial fisherman Mike Wood and got some net
from Wood for his display on Cortez fishing.
Mady's mother Debbie said she and her husband
enjoyed watching their son's interest in finding out
about fishing history.
"We did very little. His daddy took him to the li-
brary several times," Debbie Mady said. "Stephen is
very into fishing."
During the late 1870s, people moved to Cortez
from the Bahamas and North Carolina to make a liv-
ing commercial fishing.
Some of the first to come were Capt. Billy
Fulford, James Guthrie and Charlie Jones.
"They made their living by selling huge hauls of


Stephen Mady picked Cortez to write offor his class history project at Miller Elementary School. Islander
Photo: David Futch


mullet to Cuba," Mady writes. "Most of their family
members became commercial fishermen such as
Sidney Guthrie, who was the son of James Guthrie."


In the 1890s, railroad lines were built to haul fish
to bigger cities. In the 1930s, mullet and the fisher-
men started disappearing. Both made a strong return
in the late '30s.
The commercial fishing industry was almost
wiped out by red tide and a net ban.
"Nate Fulford made the first engine-powered
fishing boat. Back in the late 1800s they used sail-
boats which was a problem when there was no wind
to sail," Mady writes in his report. "They had to use
push poles which didn't allow them to go very far. .
People say if we didn't have commercial fishing,
we wouldn't have the boats we have today."
Mady points out the barter system Cortezians
employed until the late 1940s. Fishermen weren't
making much money so they traded mullet for fruits
and vegetables grown by Manatee farmers.
Monofilament nets were invented about 35 years
ago. Before that, nets were made of cotton, which
was heavier and had to stay in the sun to dry.
The banning of gill nets in the 1990s changed
commercial fishing forever. Fishermen now are
forced to use cast nets to catch valuable red roe
mullet.
"Today mullet is still the most popular fish to
catch in commercial fishing. You will see mullet
along the shoreline of Cortez in large groups."
And out-of-work fishermen wondering why they
can't feed their families.




County moves


slowly on


groin repairs
Don't pack your fishing gear yet, because repairs
to the pier at the Manatee County Public Beach may
be a long time coming.
The pier, actually a beach erosion control groin,
has been a popular fishing spot for beachgoers
through the years, but it has been closed due to struc-
tural damage from Hurricane Opal in 1995. Last
year, Manatee County officials said it would be re-
paired and upgraded for use as a fishing pier.
Jack Gorzeman, the county's environmental
projects coordinator, said last week that the county
has negotiated a contract with an engineering firm to
assess the groin for structural damage and integrity
and to develop a new design. The middle groin at
Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach will also be part
of the study.
Gorzeman said the engineering study will take
eight weeks, then the findings will be presented to
county commissioners for a decision on how to pro-
ceed with the project.






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Punt, pass and kick winners announced at school


Coach Gene Burr, physical education teacher at
Anna Maria Elementary School, conducted the annual
Punt, Pass and Kick Contest at the school. Boys and
girls in grades 3, 4, and 5 competed.
All scores are in total yards.
The winners are:

Fifth Grade Boys
Aaron Lowman, 86; Bobby Cooper, 85; John
Cicero, 82; Luther Sasser, 72; David Michael, 72; Dale
Smith, 72; Hunter Green, 71; and Brian Fasse, 71.
Fifth Grade Girls
Jamie Gregorich, 61; Shawn LaPensee, 50; Katrina
Rasmussen, 47; Nicole Murray, 46; Jackie Vadas, 46;
Wyndham Riter, 45; Jessica Headrick, 43; April Berra,
43; and Lacey Peterson, 43.
Longest pass Aaron Lowman and John Cicero,
32; Stephanie Chewning, 17.


Longest punt Bobby Cooper, 26; Jamie
Gregorich, 27.
Longest kick Bobby Cooper, 32; Shawn
LaPensee, 23.

Fourth Grade Boys
Taylor Manning, 77; Bryan Carera, 75; Mark
Sankey, 71; Ryan Keller, 69; Chase Parker, 68; Nick
St. John, 64; Jordan Bowers, 63; Randy Elliot, 61.
Fourth Grade Girls
Skyler Purcel, 59; Denille Smallwood, 48; Lauren
Bucci, 46; Kelsea Bachman, 42; Whitney Price, 41;
Susanna VanAndel, 41; Jessica Cramer, 34; and Katie
Moore, 34.
Longest pass Chase Parker, 26; Skyler Purcel,
17.
Longest punt Taylor Manning, 29; Skyler
Purcel, 17.


Longest kick Ryan Keller, 29; Skyler Purcel,
25.

Third Grade Boys
Shawn Koerber, 63; Danny Williams, 54; Adam
Arling, 53; Greg Lowman, 53; Kyle Dale, 52; An-
thony Rojas, 52; Michael Wallen, 51; Logan Bystrom,
51; Michael Cramer, 50; Lorenzo Rivera, 50; Moises
Santana, 49; Jared Lee, 49; and Aaron Stark, 49.
Third Grade Girls
Ashley Lane, 44; Sarah Claussen, 37; Mallory
Hoatland, 36; Heather Foy, 30; Alissa Willard, 28;
Oceanna Beard, 27; Miranda Massey, 27; Gracie
Beard, 26; Kellie Spring, 25; Ryane Carden, 24; and
Kathryn Gazzo.
Longest pass Ashley Lane, 13
Longest punt Sarah Claussen, 16
Longest kick Mallory Hoatland, 15.


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The artsy touch
A new Italian restaurant is taking shape in the
building that formerly housed rock and roll, reggae and
waves of live music, the old location of Turtles.
You can see the new owners, Frank and Larry
Maschini, working there night and day when you pass
by on Marina Drive.
You may also notice a huge banner sign atop the
-building and the "Marlboro Man" effect of the sign on
the road.
The restaurant's symbol, trademark, as you will, is
an outline drawing of Michelangelo's David a fine
choice for radiating the image of a classy Italian eatery.
But the resemblance to the statue draws a little
short where anatomy is concerned. La Toscana's out-
lined depiction of David is slightly abstruse seri-
ously lacking anatomical features.
We were immediately reminded of a similar situ-
ation in the city of Sarasota a few years ago. The city
decided to adopt a likeness of the statue of David as its
official symbol and the police department was up in


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LECHON NUEVA Marinated grilled pork tenderloin with roasted tomato
tarragon butter. Served with potatoes and fresh vegetables ... $14.95
CRISPY DUCKLING ~ Baked crisp. Served with your choice of either
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saffron rice and fresh vegetables ... $14.95
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mushrooms in a chardonnay cream sauce accompanied with au gratin
potatoes and fresh vegetables ... $19.95
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sauce of fresh tomato, roasted garlic and cilantro. Served with potatoes
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arms over the choice.
It seemed natural to everyone else, what with a
beautiful, life-size reproduction of Michelangelo's
statue center stage in the courtyard of the John and
Mable Ringling Museum.
But the police and their union were adamantly
opposed to the image of a naked man (statue) on shirt
patches and patrol cars.
Much was made of this rebuttal by art critic emeri-
tus Joan Altabe in the Sarasota newspaper. First off,
according to Altabe, it was pretty absurd for Sarasota
to symbolize the city with a replica statue. She's a
stickler for the real deal.
Next, Altabe had plenty to say about cops who
aren't manly enough to take pride in whatever design
the city came up with, but her criticism was never so
harsh as when she was confronted by the truce offer-
ing.
A compromise was chiseled out and a rear-view
silhouette of David still graces the shirt sleeves of
Sarasota police officers men and women officers
alike.
We can only assume the likeness of David on the
signs and in the advertising for La Toscana was neu-
tered for modesty's sake.
You gotta admit though, it sure looks odd.
And what's to be considered offensive about art?
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STIR-IT-UP, FROM PAGE 22


I think it's safe to presume that neither Michelangelo,
the Maschinis nor this newspaper wish to become in-
volved in that debate.
The metamorphosis of Turtles into a dining
room by the Maschinis is taking place at break-neck
speed and don't take my word for it but they're hop-
ing to open on Feb. 13 -just in time for Valentine's
Day.

It's season capitalize
Also breaking land speed records, things are hap-
pening in Bradenton Beach at the former Vienna
Castle, soon to reopen with Italian Mediterranean fare.
In Holmes Beach, we're looking forward to the rebirth
of the liquor store behind Smith Realtors as a restau-
rant.
Bill Shafer, former proprietor/chef of Ciao! on
Longboat Key, is working on opening his new -spot
very soon as well. We heard it will be called Bamboo
Raw Bar or something like that but one never
knows for sure.
Make hay while the sun shines, the farmers say. On
Anna Maria, that means do as much business as you
possibly can while the visitor dollar is floating in our
midst.
Not so new but recently rediscovered after a sum-
mer/fall hiatus, Island Gourmet Deli and Catering is
getting rave reviews for its mostly Italian, mostly take-
out menu. We are specially partial to the tuna nigoise
salad, Reuben sandwich, gnocchi and cannelloni at the
newspaper office particularly now that we all know
the difference between cannelloni and cannoli.
It seems we're on the verge of overflowing with
Italian restaurants on Anna Maria Island but no one
here is complaining. They all suit our palate from one
time to another.
We like them all and hope they survive as well as
all the other staples to Island living, from Duffy's to
Beach Bistro and everything in between.
As the restaurant association slogan goes, "We're
happy to see you."

Just wrap it
Women in need will succeed at finding what they


want. And women in search of a companion may find
the newest "pet rock" craze a better option than the real
deal.
No chance for missed dates, forgotten holidays or
other disappointments from "Boyfriend-in-a-Box."
The invention of Cathy Hamilton, a former TV
hostess in Kansas, has people talking about an absurd
little package that isn't good for much of anything but
a laugh.
Her creation is all you could ask for when friends
and family ask, "So, who's the special person in your
life?"
Just in time for Valentine's Day, from the market-
ing whiz responsible for sensationalizing pet rocks,
comes Boyfriend-in-a-Box to department stores near
you.
The only thing missing from Boyfriend-in-a-Box
is the actual guy.
At $14.95, each kit contains a detailed owner's
manual, two photos of a stud muffin, a stat sheet on his
life including hobbies (well, you gotta know something
about the guy), pink phone messages to scatter around
as hints he's calling, a "Just because" greeting card
signed by your man and a flower-sender card with the
coveted message, "I'm sorry."
It's a godsend for busy women who don't have
time to fool with the high maintenance of real relation-
ships.
As the wire service story relates it, "If a man's fan-
tasy woman is inflatable, then a woman's fantasy man
is a resume."
But will BIB be able to fill the job requirements?
Six prototypes are available including Musical
Miles for artsy women and Doctor Dave or Corporate
Craig for women who appreciate a professional touch.
Ethnic boyfriends are in the works and we heard a
radio show caller just this morning with a few sugges-
tions for more down to earth types like "Mechanic
Mike."
From a practical standpoint, who could pass up
Shopping Sam, Cooking Charlie, Garbage Gary, Back-
rub Randy or Lawnmower man?
But they're not real, they can't shop, cook, take out
the garbage, rub your back or mow the lawn so what
does it matter? BIB is probably not much different than
what you already got.


Dipaolo wins football
scholarship to
Kentucky school
Billy Dipaolo of Manatee High School
signed a letter of intent Monday, Feb. 3, to play
football at Murray State University in Kentucky.
Dipaolo of Anna Maria City is one in a long
line of players coached by Joe Kinnan who have
received scholarships at top football programs.
The 6-foot-2-inch, 250-pound Dipaolo
started on offense and defense for the Hurricanes.


Van Wezel to offer variety
of entertainment
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall invites you
to enjoy a week of varied entertainment.
Shows include:
The sounds of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Thurs-
day, Feb. 13, 2 p.m.
An all-Chopin Recital by Garrick Ohlsson, pia-
nist, Thursday, Feb..13, 8 p.m.
Valentine's Day concert by Paul Anka, Friday,
Feb. 14, 8 p.m.
"Freedom Train," a musical for children and
families, Saturday, Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Betty Buckley in concert, Sunday, Feb. 16, at 8
p.m.
Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," Mon-
day, Feb. 17, 8 p.m.
Call the Van Wezel box office at 953-3368 for
ticket information or stop by at 777 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota.
Housecall Home Health
Care adds staff
Housecall Home Health Care, 3216 East Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach, has announced the addition of
new staff members Diane Hanna, registered nurse;
Kathy Valley, registered nurse; and Vicki Bannister,
registered nurse/care manager.
Housecall Home Health Care can be contacted at
778-0747.


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Starting at $10.95
Includes Salad & Bread
Spaghetti and Meatballs Stuffed Shells
Spaghetti aglio e olio Ravioli Bolognese
Penne con Broccoli Fettucini Alfredo
Fettucini Carbonara Tortellini Carbonara
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11:30 am 10:30 pm
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Italian Specialties
Starting at $12.95 Includes Salad & Bread
Linguine with Clam Sauce
Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Polio Parmigiana
Polio Arrabbiata
Veal Marsala
Veal Pizzaiolo
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Philly Cream Cheese
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Pace Salsa 32 OZ .......... 2.99
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Anna Maria

Elementary

School Menu
Monday, 2/17/96
No School
Tuesday, 2/18/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
* Lunch: Waffles w/Syrup or Cheese Croissant,
Sausage, Warm Apples, Juice
Wednesday, 2/19/96
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Pork Shapes w/Seasoned Noodles or
S Ham & Cheese Hot Pockets, Green Beans,
Fruit
Thursday, 2/20/96
S Breakfast: Pretzel w/Cheese, Juice
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or Mashed Pota-
* toes, Broccoli, or Mini Chef Salad, Roll, Cake
Friday, 2/21/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
SLunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Nachos & Cheese,
Corn, Salad, Ice Cream
All meals served with milk.


DAR essay winners
Tyler Krauss, left, and Scot Vensel, fifth-grade
students at Anna Maria Elementary, recently won
first and third place, respectively, in the Daughters
of the American Revolution, Osceola Chapter,
annual essay contest in the fifth-grade division. The
theme for this year's contest was "trails, roads or
paths which influenced the development of the
West." Both students wrote their essays on the Santa
Fe Trail. Tyler was surprised to learn about all the
famous people who used the trail including his
favorite, Billy the Kid. Vensel found it interesting
that though the Santa Fe Trail was one of the most
famous of the pioneer wagon trails, it was the
shortest. Islander Photos: Joy Courtney

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Great job
These are "Students of the Week" for Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ending Feb. 3. From left,
first row, Amber Wright, Felicia Revera, Scottie Steenstra, Elizabeth Reed, Dylan Parmenter and Kelsey Lee.
Second row, Jessica Cramer, Lauren Fletcher, Ryane Carden, Kellie Spring, Zach Waliagha, Alonso Price
and Tahlia Byers. Third row, Katie Moore, Jackie Vadas and Natalie Powers.


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You'll love our live
entertainment nightly.
And our sunsets are
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Happy Hour Daily 4 to 7 pm
Stop in & Check out our
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ATTENTION LATE NITE SNACKERS ...
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Breakfast* Sundays 8 to 1 pm
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Holmes Beach youths interested in letting their
views be known to the people running for the Holmes
Beach City Council are invited to an open forum Mon-
day, Feb. 17 at the Lindahl residence, 503 72nd Street.

ADD group to
The Attention Deficit Disorder Group will meet at
Roser Memorial Community Church from 7 to 8:30
p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month and a
new day meeting will be held on the second and fourth
Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Both groups gather information on the subject, dis-
cuss ideas for children, parents, and grandparents to
cope with the concerns of living with ADD and Atten-


The forum will be from 1-3 p.m.
All candidates have been invited to listen to ideas
from the young people of Holmes Beach.
Please RSVP at 778-1551.

meet at Roser
tion Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity.
Additional resources such as video and audio tapes,
books and articles are available. All interested persons
are welcome.
The church is located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City.
For more information, call Doris Willis at 778-
6940.


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Kwiecinski and Muhn wed.
Michelle Marie Muhn and Gregory Joseph
Kwiecinski of Anna Maria Island were married Nov.
28 at Island Baptist Church. The Rev. James Metts Jr.
officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Carl and Gladys Muhn
of Bradenton and Clinton Township, Mich. He is the
son of Grace Kwiecinski of Milwaukee, Wis.
Matron of honor was Anna Axley of Anna Maria.
Bridesmaids were Gail Schuler, sister of the bridegroom
of Milwaukee, Wis., and Sue Bailey of Anna Maria.
Best man was Jon Janke of Milwaukee. Groomsmen
were Tom Snead and Dave Lichtner, both of Milwaukee.
A reception followed the ceremony in the church
fellowship hall. The couple honeymooned in Aruba.
They live in Anna Maria.

McKay O'Sullivan wed
Colleen M. O'Sullivan of Atlanta, Ga., and
Jonathan A. McKay of Lawrenceville, Ga., were mar-
ried Oct. 19 at Christ the King Chapel in Atlanta, Ga.
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Best man was the Rev. Woodrow McKay, father of
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A reception followed the ceremony at The Man-
sion in Atlanta. The couple will honeymoon in the
Bahamas in April. They live in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Wanna be an artist like Kip?
Island Artist "Kip" is now at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center to offer instruction for artists of all
ages, levels of expertise and desired mediums.
Kip's classes include basic drawing, multi-medi-
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Rape 2
Aggravated assault 9
Vehicle theft 2
Larceny 31
Business burglary 4
Residential burglary 19
Automobile burglary 5

Bradenton Beach
Automobile burglary 63
Business burglary 9
Residential burglary 19
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Battery 12
Spouse battery 7
Grand theft 5
Grand theft auto 2
Theft 54
Criminal mischief 45
Robbery 1
Sexual battery 1

Holmes Beach
Highway robbery 2
Convenience store robbery 1
Bank robbery 1
Aggravated assault 7
Aggravated assault, domestic 5
Simple assault 26
Simple assault, domestic 36
Threat/intimidation, domestic 7
Attempted burglary 2
Burglary 81
Shoplifting 13
Larceny from motor vehicle 43
Larceny of motor vehicle parts 19
Larceny of bicycles 31
Larceny from a building 21
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 2, burglary, 100 block of Oak Avenue. The
complainant reported a person unknown entered the
residence through the front door and removed and dam-
aged property.
Feb. 4, criminal mischief, 10010 Gulf Drive,
Beach Style. The complainant reported a person un-
known threw an object through the front window.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 26, leaving the scene of an accident, Gulf
Drive and Cortez Road. According to the report, the
driver rear ended another vehicle and fled the scene.
The victim got the driver's tag number and a witness
supplied a description. Police are seeking the driver.
Feb. 1, criminal mischief, 2500 block of Avenue
C. The victim reported he returned to his residence and
found the trees on the west side of his property had
been cut. The officer observed large limbs cut and
placed on the victim's property and damage to a fence.
Damages were $200.
Feb. 1, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown broke
into the vehicle and removed a black bag valued at $20,
a razor valued at $50, clothes valued at $160, asthma
medication, a purse valued at $30, a checkbook and
personal check, make-up valued at $50, a credit card,
a suitcase valued at $20 and $70 in cash.
Feb. 2, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown broke
into the vehicle and removed a wallet valued at $5, a
driver's license and a check book.
Feb. 3, fleeing to elude, reckless driving, 200-1800
block of Gulf Drive. The officer observed the subject
get on a motorcycle and travel north on Gulf Drive at
a high rate of speed. The officer activated his lights and
noted that subject was traveling at 100 mph and failed
to stop.
The subject stopped in the 1800 block of Gulf
Drive, left the motorcycle and fled on foot. The officer


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could not locate the subject, called a tow truck, then
observed the subject peeking out from behind a parked
vehicle. The subject was placed in custody.
Feb. 4, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
Third Street South. The victim reported a person un-
known entered the vehicle and removed cassette tapes
valued at $15.
Feb. 4, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown entered
the vehicle and removed a wallet containing identifi-
cation and $50 in cash, a purse containing $15 in cash
and a check cashing card. Later the officer was notified
that a Holmes Beach police officer found the purse and
wallet in a vacant lot in the 2800 block of Avenue C.
The cash and the check cashing card were missing.
Feb. 5, DWLS, obstruction by a disguised person,
2600 block of Gulf Drive. The officer on patrol was fol-
lowing a vehicle that crossed the center line four times.
The officer pulled the vehicle over and asked the driver his
name. According to the report, the driver gave a name
which the officer knew was false, but finally gave his right
name. A driver's license check revealed that it was sus-
pended and the driver was placed in custody.
Feb. 5, grand theft of a boat, obstruction with
violence, 23rd Street on the beach. The victim claimed
a boat which the suspect had pulled onto the beach.
Both the victim and a witness said the boat belonged
to the victim and the suspect had stolen it. The officer
said he would send the paperwork to the state
attorney's office.
The suspect then got out of his car and began yell-
ing at the victim. The officer told him to leave three
times and he refused. When the officer attempted to
place him in custody, he resisted. The officer had to
wrestle him in order to get the handcuffs on. The officer
noted that the subject verbally abused him on the way
to the jail.
Feb. 5, criminal mischief, 2200 block of Avenue
C. The complainant reported he awoke and found his
front door open but nothing taken.
Feb. 5, burglary to an automobile, 1007 Gulf
Drive North, Summer Sands. The victim reported a
person unknown entered the vehicle and removed a
radar detector valued at $90, a pair of sunglasses val-


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Feb. 6, disorderly conduct, south end of Coquina
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about a subject causing a disturbance. The lifeguard
said the subject entered the water where it was posted
"No swimming due to strong rip tides" and when the
lifeguard requested that he get out of the water, he be-
came verbally abusive.
The officer and lifeguard approached the subject
who became verbally abusive to both. He refused to
give the officer his identification and then said it was
in his vehicle. While walking to the vehicle, he contin-
ued to be verbally abusive and was asked to be calm.
Once the three arrived at the vehicle, the subject said
family members had the key. As they approached the fam-
ily members, the subject began to yell that the officer and
lifeguard were harassing him and violating his rights. A
crowd gathered due to the disturbance and the family
members also began yelling at the officer and lifeguard.
The subject was placed in custody and placed into
the patrol vehicle, then his wife jumped in and refused
to get out. The police chief arrived and attempted to
talk her into leaving the vehicle but she refused. Both
subjects were transported to the police department
where the wife was released.
Feb. 6, aggravated assault, 200 Bridge Street,
Bradenton Beach City Pier. The victim reported he was
fishing and the suspect was in the water. The victim
asked the suspect to move away because he was both-
ering the fish. The victim said the suspect pointed a
spear gun at his head and threatened to shoot, then got
into a canoe and paddled to the street end at Seventh
Street North. The officer stopped the suspect and he
was identified by the victim and placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 1, lost property, 5345 Gulf Drive, Island
Fitness Center. The complainant reported she was at
the business and an unidentified, older male subject
picked up her key ring with her vehicle and house keys
attached, placed it in his pocket and walked out the
door.
Feb. 2, traffic, 3200 block of Gulf Drive. The officer
stopped the subject driving a motorcycle with an inopera-
tive tail lamp. A check showed he had no motorcycle en-
dorsement and he was issued a summons.
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 26

Feb. 3 found property prescription glasses, 100
block of 32nd street.
Feb. 3, traffic, 4400 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer on patrol observed a vehicle with an expired tag
and issued a summons to the driver.
Feb. 4, vandalism, 3900 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown shot out the win-
dow on his van with a BB gun. Damages were $150.
Feb. 4, theft of checks from a mailbox, 200 block
of 81st Street.
Feb. 4, traffic, 6700 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer on patrol observed a vehicle with an expired tag
and issued a summons to the driver.
Feb. 5, burglary to an automobile, 2900 block of
Avenue B. The complainant found a woman's purse
with its contents dumped out at the end of 29th Street
and turned it in to police. Police attempted to contact
the owner but were unsuccessful. Later the owner con-
tacted police and said she had discovered that the purse
was removed from her vehicle the night before.
Feb. 5, burglary to an automobile, 300 block of
29th Street. The victim reported a person unknown
entered two vehicles and removed binoculars valued at
$20 and sunglasses valued at $10.
Feb. 5, DWLS, 4700 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer on patrol stopped the driver who was playing his
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Feb. 5, suspicious, 7600 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a juvenile was at the corer of
77th Street and Gulf Drive shooting a BB gun at an-
other juvenile on a bicycle. The juveniles fled and were
not found.
Feb. 5, DWLS, 5300 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer observed the vehicle with inoperative head and
tail lamps and issued a warning to the driver. A check
showed the driver's license was suspended and he was
issued a summons.
Feb. 6, noise, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry Dock. An
anonymous complainant reported the music was too
loud and the doors and windows were open. The officer
observed only the back door open and noted the music
was not very loud. He asked the bartender to close the
door and turn down the music.
Feb. 6, harassing telephone calls, 500 block of
71st Street. The victim reported he received 17 harass-
ing telephone calls from the suspect. The suspect called
three times while the officer was present and yelled
obscenities and threats, said the report.
The officer responded to the suspect's residence
and noted that he was intoxicated and uncooperative.
The suspect admitted making the calls and said he
would continue. He finally agreed to cease calling. A
capias request was issued for the suspect.
Feb. 6, disturbance, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle K.


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a light at 4:35 a.m. and woke Alice. Deam jumped
out of bed, grabbed his revolver and chased the
suspect into a bedroom. Deam told the suspect to
stop or he would shoot. The suspect then told
Deam he thought he was in his mother's house and
asked Deam not to shoot. The suspect then
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drawers and closets but nothing was taken.
The suspect is described as a male with
slurred speech, weighing 150 pounds, 5 feet 11
inches tall and wearing tan shorts, a white
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Center champions season

basketball results


Division III, 5-7 years old
Anna Maria Oyster Bar defeated longstanding first
place champs Jessie's Island Store with a 9-8 score to
take the Division I championship. Final season results
had Jessie's 8-0 record unsuccessful against the Oys-
ter Bar's 4-4 final season tally for the final match-up.
Kevin Kir lead the Oyster Bar squad with eight points
in the final game.


All-star teams
Division III
Blue Team White Team
Matt McDonough Steven Faasse
Brian Pocino Kevin Kim
Brad Bryant Ian Douglas
Nicholas Sato Chad Richardson
Ethan Struber Alex Collins
Tanner Pelkey Tyler Schneerer
Conner Bystron Justin Woods
Division II
Blue Team White Team
Bobby Cooper Brandon Roberts
B.J. Keim Chris Nelson
Bobby Gibbons Mario Terres
Hunter Green Billy Malfese
Chase Parker Brian Faasse
Brittany Parker Robbie Dial
Sean Pittman Joey Mattay
Michael Mijares Courtney Taylor
Division I
Blue Team White Team
Travis Rice Preston Copeland
'Ben Sato Mark Rudacille
Josh Sato Steven Fish
P.J. Sutphin Barry Andricks
Tyler Krauss Joe Mousseau
Michael Pocino Daniel VanAndle
Jim Sebastiano Logan Bowes


Division II, 8-10 years old
In another upset, Island Real Estate won the match
against first place champs Econo Lodge in a 23-22 win,
cinching the Divison II championship. Island Real
Estate's Brandon Roberts, with the team's season
record of 10-4, took the Division II championship from
Econo Lodge (14-0) by scoring eight points.

Division I, 11-13 years old
Season first place team Dips Ice Cream carried
forward their winning ways to take the title, defeating
second place challengers Joe's Eats and Sweets in a 36-
28 game for the title match-up. Travis Rice took 24 of
the 36 points to cinch the win.
Congratulations to all for a great season!


Island shuffleboard
record set
With the score 72-0, Clarence Ritsema and
George Hamaty overcame tremendous odds and
won the game 75-68 to defeat Don (Coach) Haines
and Bob Porter.
Twelve members participated in the games held
on Feb. 3. on the courts at Anna Maria City Hall.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Feb. 8 horseshoe games were
George McKay and Mike Simon, both of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were Ken Snyder of Anna Maria and Walt
Swift of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf
Drive. There are no membership fees.


Volleying for the big win
Dennis Richardson and his daughter Paige, 9, get in a little volleyball practice before the big game at Mana-
tee County Public Beach. The Richardsons were visiting from Lansing, Mich., and said the 80-degree weather
was perfect. Islander Photo: David Futch


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Islanders eliminated from League Cup


By Kevin P. Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The Island Football Club lost their opening match
of the League Cup to the Suncoast Gunners by a score
of 2-1 Feb. 9 on their home field at G.T. Bray Park in
Bradenton.
The loss leaves the first-year club with an overall
record of 11-3-2. The team attributed the defeat to less
than stellar play and a few questionable calls from the
referee.
The Islanders started the game like they were go-
ing to get an easy win. They went right on the attack
and had several good runs through the defense go un-
realized.
IFC got on the scoreboard first when Andy Smith
sent a corner kick knifing through the stiff breeze.
Man-of-the-match Kenny Bowers beat his man to the
ball and hammered his header into the back of the net
for a 1-0 lead.
The lead stayed that way until halftime despite
several good chances by both teams. One of those
chances was a steal and break-away run for the Island-
ers by Tim Bugna. Bugna got taken down in the pen-
alty box but the referee, who had been awarding free
kicks like they were "going out of style" remained si-
lent. The Islander defense turned aside the Gunners
scoring chances for the remainder of the half but they
were clearly not the same aggressive team that started
the game.
The second half again saw the Suncoast Gunners
firing shots on goal while the Islanders were relegated
to playing scrambling defense, unable to muster much
of an attack.
The Gunners siege finally paid off when one of


their forwards found himself in the box with the ball
and no one in position to challenge him. He finished it
off to knot the score at 1-1.
The Gunners continued to pressure the IFC de-
fense. They managed to turn scoring threats away and
turn them into some good counter attacks. All too of-
ten however the ball found itself right back on IFC's
defensive side.
The Gunners took the lead on the most damaging
of questionable referee calls. The Gunners penalty kick
went into the back of the net for a 2-1 lead.


Theatrical lecture at
Education Center
Playwright Jack Gilhooley reveals the "Confes-
sions of a Regional Playwright" at a lecture to be held
at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive
on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. at the Education Cen-
ter, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Pre-registration is required.
For cost and information, call 383-8811.
Religion
Rabbi Michael Cook, professor of Judeo-
Christian Studies, Hebrew Union College in Cin-
cinnati, will be guest speaker at the Friday, Feb.
14, 8 p.m. service and 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15,
service at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Rd.,
Longboat Key.


The Islanders did not give up despite the deficit.
They started to mount some offensive pressure but
couldn't find the net. The game ended with the Island-
ers firing desperately at the goal in an attempt to tie the
game and force overtime play.
The loss eliminates IFC from the League Cup but
the season is not yet over. The Islanders are back in
action next Sunday with an 11 a.m. kick-off at G.T.
Bray Park in Bradenton against the Trojans of Land 'O
Lakes.
For information, call Kevin Cassidy at 778-1635.


Clubs
Chapter 75 of the American Association of
Retired Persons will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 12,
at 1 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 5512
26th St. W., Bradenton. The program is entitled
"Listen Up, Wise Up, Hang Up Protecting
Against Telephone Fraud."

Events
The Suncoast Mardi Gras Music & Food Fes-
tival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb.
21, 22 and 23, at the Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota.
The Mardi Gras Parade will begin at 1 p.m. on Feb.
21 between US301 and Tuttle Ave to the stadium.
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Red tide fix a cheap American copy?


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Red tide is back in the news, but this time the news
may be good.
It seems that the Chinese, Koreans and Japanese
are light-years ahead of us in experimenting with ways
to control red tide. Our scientists have spent decades
studying why, how, when and where red tide exists
while the Orientals have been working on managing it.
Management is what we say we want to do now.
And it looks as though we may not have to reinvent the
wheel this time.
Funded by a grant from a local Longboat Key-based
group called Solutions To Avoid Red Tide (START), Dr.
Donald Anderson at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
has done a worldwide study of what other countries are
doing to manage red tide. Interestingly, the Japanese have
found one strategy that looks promising.
The Japanese, as well as the Chinese and Koreans,
have had success by spraying clay mixed with water
over red tide outbreaks. They report that clay removes
95 to 99 percent of the red tide cells in both laboratory
and field tests.
Although the Florida red tide species,
Gymnodinium breve, has not been tested using the clay


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ise, according to START. Clay is cheap, non-toxic,
readily available and is applied to algae blooms either
by plane or boat in the East.
What happens is that the clay particles scavenge
the algae cells, and when they've absorbed a certain
amount, they sink to the bottom. The red tide cells are
then on the sea bottom instead of on top of the water
being transported toward shore.
There are a million environmental questions that
have to be answered, of course. For example, what ef-
fect would it have to drop all that toxin contained in the
red tide cells on the sea bottom? Are we really sure
there isn't some long-term benefit from red tides ef-
fects? You get the idea.
But there are some interesting test cases. Last year
and the year before, thousands of acres of ocean off the
coast of South Korea were sprayed with clay to stop an
algae bloom. According to START, "Results were suf-
ficiently encouraging that authorities there have stock
piled 50,000 tons of clay for red tide outbreaks ex-
pected this summer."
In a different aspect of the red tide work, Dr. William
Taft of Mote Marine Laboratory reports that the Japanese
now have a satellite in place that can spot chlorophyll in
the ocean, indicating the possible beginning of a red tide
outbreak. The "bird" can track red tide blooms and shows
promise of at least permitting an accurate prediction of the
locations that could be affected.
The Japanese satellite was placed in orbit last Au-
gust and that government has agreed to share informa-
tion obtained with the United States. We'll know bet-
ter how well it works when the Japanese red tide sea-
son, which pretty much coincides with ours, gets un-
derway in late spring or early summer.

An old score
In action that has taken a year to complete, the U.S.
Coast Guard recently put "a letter of warning" in its file
for licensed charter captain Roy Salgado. You probably
remember the story.
Salgado was running the charter boat ReefReacher
Feb. 23 last year on one of those days when everything
seems to go wrong for everybody. To make a long story

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short: his clients were upset and filed complaints with
the Coast Guard after Salgado blew an engine on the
Reef Reacher after nearly broad siding a freighter in
heavy fog in the Gulf. The clients didn't even get their
fish and the captain ended up scooping up thousands of
copies of this newspaper in a failed attempt to keep the
story from going public.
All this resulted in Salgado's warning letter saying
"... you failed to make appropriate sound signal while
operating in the Gulf of Mexico, in an area of restricted
visibility resulting in a near collision with the M/V
OTAVA."
The charge of petit theft for stealing the newspa-
pers was pleaded out by the state attorney's office to
the satisfaction of The Islander Bystander.
All is well in charter land with Salgado and his new
boat, Grand Slam, docked for hire at the Bradenton
Beach Marina.
Here's betting Capt. Salgado carries a bell aboard
his boat these days.

Shell show scheduled
The 30-year-old Sarasota Shell Club holds it an-
nual show next weekend, Feb. 14-16 at the Municipal
Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. It should
be a real treat if you have any real interest in shelling.
Admission to the show is $2.50 for adults and chil-
dren are free if accompanied by adults. Hours are from
12:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on
Saturday and Sunday.

Cortez reminder
Mark your calendar for Feb. 22 and 23. This is your
second reminder of the 15th annual Cortez Commercial
FiShing Festival the only place left on earth (that I
know of) still serving mullet dogs.
The fried tenderloin of a mullet served on a hotdog
bun Cortez hotdog is 'terrific local fare that ...
that ... that I want two of right now. :-
Seriously, there will be good music, boat ilides, a
chance to chat with the folks who are real Old Florida
and another good time in lovely Cortez. Did I mention
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Sheepshead inshore, grouper offshore providing action


By Capt. Mike Heistand
There has been some snook activity, but sheeps-
head and grouper continue to be active inshore and
offshore.
Amberjack to 50 pounds also are making anglers
happy.
Capt. Rick Gross said lots of sheepshead and trig-
gerfish and some nice trout and redfish were hitting for
him last week. He expects it to stay the same as long
as the weather is nice.
Capt. Tom Chaya reports redfish to 27 inches and
sheepshead to six pounds from area reefs. Cobia are
around as well.
Capt. Mark Bradow said lots and lots of sheeps-
head and some gray trout to three pounds, a few blue-
fish and some small cobia combined for good action for
his charters.
On my boat Magic, we caught grouper to 20
pounds and amberjack to 50 pounds offshore. In the
bays and backwaters, we are averaging 20 to 30 sheep-
shead to six pounds. Triggerfish, mangrove snapper
and flounder have been cooperating.
Capt. Roy Salgado of the Grand Slam said Al
Gunn of Key Royale caught 10 blackfin tuna to 38
pounds and three red grouper from 14 to 30 pounds in
100 feet of water using live pinfish as bait.
Capt. Mark Chapman of the Neva-Miss caught
gag grouper from 12 to 15 pounds in 40 to 60 feet of
water using live pinfish. He also had mangrove snap-
per to two pounds and a few triggerfish.
Annies of Cortez Bait & Tackle Kim said
Capt. Jim "Zack" Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II has
been hot recently, catching a number of species includ-
ing speckled trout, gray trout, sheepshead, bluefish, gag
grouper, flounder, cobia, triggerfish and Spanish mack-
erel. Capt. Zack also said if the weather continues its


warming trend, redfish and snook will start cooperat-
ing earlier than usual.
Peter with Cortez Fishing Center said earlier in
the week Brian Matice and Ryan Hackney caught
snook up to 31 inches. Also he heard people are limit-
ing out on trout around Jewfish Key and they're catch-
ing some bluefish off the Cortez Bridge.
Peter also said Capt. Joe with Cortez Cat caught
200 head of porgies, sea bass and Key West grunts
during a six-hour trip.
Captain's Marina reports a few snook caught and
lots of trout and sheepsheads hitting their peak.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Kelly said the four-
hour trip averaged 200 head of Key West grunts and
sand perch. Their six-hour trip averaged-85 head of
black grouper, mangrove and lane snapper and grunts.
Their nine-hour trip came back with 13 black grouper
and 40 head of other fish.
Island Discount Tackle Bill said plenty of
sheepshead are being turned in during his month-long
biggest sheepshead contest. Offshore grouper fishing
remains excellent and mangrove snapper should im-
prove.
Anna Maria City Pier John said they have
been catching a lot of sheepshead and the water has
been so clear you can see the bottom off the end of the
pier.
Rod & Reel Pier Joseph said there has only
been one snook caught since season opened Feb. 1.
Folks are still catching sheepshead and flounder.
Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle Carl said wade
fishermen are catching snook around the potholes and
channels and also catching a few redfish here and there.
South Skyway Fishing Pier Sheepshead are
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Island property sales
1407 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, 207 Co-
quina Moorings, a bayfront 2bed/2bath 1,143 sfla
condo built in 1982, was sold 1/23/97, Pollard to
Harrison, for $135,000; list unknown.
205 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 10,000 sf
bayfront lot, was sold 1/21/97, Nichols to Kinzler,
for $150,000; list unknown.


VWAGNE REALTY
2217 gulf drive north, bradenton beach, fl 34217

aINCE 1939 Mary Maciel

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Experienced Professional REALTORS
Where Service is a Priority
Phone (941) 778-2246 1-800-211-2323





OPEN HOUSES
Sunday February 16, 1997
1 -4 pm
114 Pelican, Anna Maria .......................... $198,900
3BR/2BA canal home, dock with water and electric,
118' of seawall, fruit trees, sprinkler system. Call
Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
609 Ivanhoe Lane, Holmes Beach .......... $244,900
Key Royale. 3BR/2BA home overlooking private golf
course. Maintenance-free grounds, deep water canal.
Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
613 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach........... $249,900
Key Royale. 3BR/2BA home on deep canal with dock
and davits. New AC/heat system. Call Judy Duncan
778-1589 eves.
505 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.... $269,900
Key Royale. 2BR/2BA hone on wide canal. Pool,
fireplace, great view. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
403 74th St., Holmes Beach................... $179,900
3BR/2.5BA townhouse with 2-car garage and storage
area. Lovely landscaped fenced yard. Call Lana Craig
778-4693 eves.
1351 Perico Pointe Circle, Bradenton .... $199,000
Perico Bay Club. 3BR/2BA bayfront condo with views
of both inland waterway and Palma Sola Bay. Call Dick
Rowse 778-2003 eves.
2306 63rd St. W., Bradenton ................. $168,900
Capetown Village. Custom built 3BR/2.5BA two-story
home. Stunning interior. A must see! Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
6306 98th St. E.(Hammock Dr.), Brad........ $159,900
Braden Woods. 3BR/2BA home with heated pool.
Fireplace. 1 acre lot. Call Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.


211 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront two-
story four-plex of 3,150 sfla with pool built in 1972
on 10,750 sf of land, was sold 1/24/97, Centers to
Trissel, for $435,000; list about $465,000.
316 Magnolia, Anna Maria, an elevated 2bed/
2bath/2car 1,134 sfla home built in 1981 on 7,569 sf
of land, was sold 1/21/97, Travis to Mitchell, for
$184,000; list unknown.
3303 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 2 Sea Pirate, a
ground-level 2bed/lbath 764 sfla condo built in
1969, was sold 1/21/97, Wagner to Ashe, for
$58,000; list unknown.
3404 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 7 Gulf Beach



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views and boat dock. Includes microwave, ice maker,
fireplace, overhead fans and intercom. Great location in area
of single family homes and Catholic Church. $159,000. Ken
Rickett 778-3026
COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING Building is situ-
ated in center of Holmes Reach. Uniquely designed to be
subdivided into as many as five independent offices. Five
air conditioning units and five meters. Shown by appoint-
ment. $310,000. Stan Williams 778-4800
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! $159,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026
MOTEL NEAR BEACH 10-unit motel in Holmes Beach,
furnished turnkey. Owners home and additional six 2 bedroom
units available for increased income. Profitable motel. For more
information, call Luke Courtney 778-5405. $800,000
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
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PRIVATE RETREAT
228 Periwinkle Anna Maria
Stunning canalfront home with 212 feet on the
water. Cathedral ceilings, wrap-around deck and
total privacy. 2BR/2BA, close to beaches in the
city of Anna Maria. Don't miss this one! $269,000.


SPACIOUS CANAL FRONT
518 74th St. Holmes Beach
This large 2 BR/2BA home on 103 ft. deep water
canal. New dock, freshly painted, 2-car garage,
and open floor plan with split bedrooms. This
home is great for retirement, but has plenty of
room for expansion. Just listed at $224,500.


Place, a 1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1987,
was sold 1/24/97, Island Paradise Dev. to Vooren,
for $114,000; list unknown.
607 Ivanhoe, Holmes Beach, canalfront with
golf course frontage, ground-level 3bed/2bath/2car/
caged pool home built in 1974 on 9,450 sf of land,
was sold 1/24/97, Seeher to GBS Travel, for
$237,500; list $265,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real es-
tate broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander
Bystander.

Realty Raves
The Prudential Florida Realty has announced that
Karin Stephan was the top lister and seller at the Anna
Maria Island office for the month of January.



"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
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or selling...
I can make your island
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ED OLIVEIRA
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S 2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
S 778-2246 Office
778-1751 Evenings
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(941) 778-2055
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We invite all
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1BR/1BA and one efficiency. $279,000.
FLAMINGO CAY 3BR/2BA canalfront home. Sailboat
water, boat dock and davits, caged pool and more! Priced
for a quick sale $169,900.
ISLAND VILLAGE rare 3BR/2BA condo overlooking
pool area. Glass-enclosed lanai, 2-car garage and a short
stroll to the beach. $127,900.
CHARMING FLORIDA BEACH HOUSE! Located
on the north end of the Island with wide sandy beach,
2BR/2BA, spacious with many upgrades, eat-in
kitchen, open and airy! $549,000.
FANTASTIC 3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE faces the Gulf
and is steps from the beach. Kitchen and baths have been
upgraded recently and completely re-carpeted. New roof
in 1993. Ample storage with 2-car garage. $152,900.
DEEP WATER CANAL LOT in exclusive North Point
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fine homes. Community pool, tennis court and club-
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Coldwell Banker
announces 1996 winners
Almost 400 Coldwell Banker sales associates were
recognized during the annual Coldwell Banker West Cen-
tral Florida awards breakfast held Jan. 28 at the Tampa
Convention Center with more than 800 people in atten-
dance.
During the breakfast, Michael Good, president of
Coldwell Banker West Central Florida, honored
Annette Rogers of the St. Armands Circle office as the
number one Coldwell Banker sales associate in the
Sarasota/Manatee region, the West Central Florida
operations and the state of Florida. This is the 10th
consecutive year she has received the honor.
Rogers, Lynne Koy and Marsha Wolak of the St.
Armands office were recognized for achieving the In-
ternational President's Elite, composed of the top one
percent of 55,000 Coldwell Banker sales associates
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of the top 10 percent of 1,000
Coldwell Banker West Cen- Rogers
trial Florida sales associates.
Dick Maher and Mary Ann Schmidt of the Anna
Maria office and Jerry Cercone, Donald Murphy and
Penny Pier of the Cortez office were recognized for
achieving the President's Club, composed of the top 20
percent of 1,000 Coldwell Banker West Central Florida
sales associates.
Jeff Greenway of the Anna Maria office was rec-
ognized for graduating from Coldwell Banker Univer-
sity during 1996.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the
nation's largest real estate brokerage firm.


DARCIE DUNCAN
REALTOR, GRI


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ISLAND VILLAGE Excellent Island com- JUST LISTED 2BR/2BA condo, close to
plex with two pools, tennis, and short beach, great rental, small complex.
walk to beach. Unit has open, spacious Children OK, no pets. Two screened
floor plan with 1,478 sq. ft. of living area. lanais one overlooks pool. Under-unit
Offered at $115,000. Call David parking. $95,000. Call Bill Bowman at
Moynihan at 778-7976 eves. 794-8482.


COQUINA MOORINGS Exceptional top-
floor unit with spectacular views of bay
and Gulf. Upgraded appliances, 2 balco-
nies and spacious floor plan. Pool, deep-
water dockage and across from wide
sandy beach. Offered at $199,900. Call
Ed Oliveira at 778-1751.


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The best news.


Holmes Beach Marina to
sell Stamas yacht line
Homes Beach Marina recently signed with Stamas
Yacht to sell the company's line of sport fishing boats
and express cruisers.
Holmes Beach Marina is one of 10 dealers across the
United States newly appointed to the Stamas family. The
Stamas line of boats range in size from 24-foot center
consoles to 36-foot express cruisers. For information, stop
by the marina at 202 52nd St., or call 778-2121.

Wagner rental agency
for Runaway Bay
Wagner Realty
has been named the
rental agency for
Runaway Bay, a
186-unit condo-
minium resort in
Bradenton Beach.
Debbie Dial is
the manager of
Wagner's rental of-
fice at Runaway Bentley, left, and Dial
Bay. Wiebke
Bentley is a leasing agent. Wagner Realty is located at
1801 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.


4 LOTS TO THE BEACH
3 BEDROOM 2 1/2 BATH

123 51ST STREET
$195,000

PICK YOUR COLORS

BUY NOW AND
SAVE $10,000!

CALL STEVE MAPES
722-3267
CO-BROKER WELCOME



Only Minutes To The Beach


WATERWAY
Boat dock included. 2BR/2BA, 3BR/3BA
and 4 or 5BR/3BA with laundry. Ranging
from 1,300 sq. ft. to 2,200. Priced from
$115,000 to $184,900.


EXECUTIVE 4 BEDROOM HOME
Large 4BR/2BA home, lanai, 2-car ga-
rage, open plan, fireplace, marble floor,
room for pool. Prestigious area in Palma
Sola Park. $139,900.


PINE LAKES
Spacious 3BR/2BA, family room, formal
dining room, 2-car garage with opener,
inside laundry, sprinkler system, deep
well, fenced yard, close to everything.
$129,900. MLS#18850.

778-6696
1-800-367-1617 FAX: 778-4364
BEA ZAFFINA eves. 795-2743
MARK LUDEN eves. 739-8336


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GOLFING COMMUNITY
Overlooks water and golf course. 2BR/
2BA condo with laundry shows like a
model. Covered parking. $104,900.
MLS#18583.


FAMILY HOME
2,000 sq. ft. near country club. 3BR/
2BA, split plan with family room. Large
yard has pool, BBQ area and wetbar. 2-
car garage. Owner downsizing, priced
to sell $134,900.


COUNTRY VILLAGE
2BR/2BA condo, large lanai, carport,
inside laundry, great location. $84,900.


Mike
Norman
Realty inc.
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH


BUSINESS
CENTER

C3 ZONING
RENTAL
SPACES
AVAILABLE

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


ISLAND LOTS
Newly Listed Gulf View Lot
$59,500
S100 x 100 Holmes Beach Lot
$82,500
Full Gulfview Lot West of
Gulf Drive $122,900
Call David Moynihan
at 778-7976 eves.


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Canalfront home located in a secluded, North Anna Maria
tropical setting. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has been
very well maintained and recently renovated. North Anna
Maria beaches are just steps away. This property is a must
see and priced to sell at $229,000.00.
SAMUEL S. SMITH
748-6550 OR 748-6110


Doss-Smith
SSOClcates REACTORS
521 Ninth Street West
0 1V Bradenton, Florida 34205 PEiALO"

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EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


SECLUDED ARTIST'S HIDEAWAY
This romantic 2 bedroom, 2 bath chalet-style waterfront
retreat is tucked away in a secluded Anna Maria
neighborhood offering breathtaking views over Bimini
Bay. Amenities include soaring 25' beamed ceilings,
distinctive fireplace and deep-water boat dock with
direct Gulf access. Priced at $315,000 Including One
Year Homeowner's Warranty!


IMMACULATE ISLAND RESIDENCE
This beautifully maintained, custom-built 2 bedroom,
2 bath contemporary offers a light and spacious floor
plan filled with space and light! Features include a
fabulous master suite with Jacuzzi and bay view,
paneled elevator and 16' vaulted ceilings with fans.
Also includes an intercom system and double car
garage with workshop and store room. Reduced to
$219,000 Including One Year Homeowner's Warranty!
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WATERFRONT FAMILY HOME
This beautifully remodeled home offers privacy plus on
two lushly landscaped lots! Amenities include 15 x 40'
rectangular swimming pool with heat pump, oversized
boat dock with direct bay and Gulf access, beautifully
tiled floors done in a pale peach, almond colored
European-style eat-in kitchen, unique 3-sided fireplace,
spacious Florida room overlooking pool and waterway,
automatic sprinkler system on irrigation well, sunny
southern exposure and great mother-in-law floor plan.
Wheelchair accessible. Panoramic water views over
sparkling Lake LaVista. Includes Preferred One Year
Homeowner's Warranty. $349,000.
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KEY ROYALE GEM!
Charming 2BR/2BA
plus den. Great
kitchen and Florida
Sc l room. Dock and
davirs Just reduced
to $215,000! Call
Don Schroder.
SET UP YOUR BUSINESS HERE Investment condo, central
Island location. Many uses. Garage down, 2 offices up.
$49,900. Yvonne Higgins.
BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 3BR/2BA canalfront home.
Open and spacious floor plan. Heated pool. Dock, davits, boat
lift. $279,900. Ask for Karen Schroder.
HOME WITH INCOME PROPERTY west of Gulf Drive on the Is-
land. 3BR/2.5BA, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, fireplace
plus den/office. Also a 2BR/2BA income apartment. OFFERED
AT $279,900. Ask for Sandy Greiner or Barb Turner.
NOT FAR OFF THE ISLAND first-time buyers W. Brad. 2BR/1BA
home. Screened front and rear porches. Large fenced yard. Great
location. Offered at $75,000. Ask for Sandy Greiner or Barb Turner.

,B Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
.'i HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
941-778-7777


STEPS TO THE BEACH. Spacious 3BR/2B, open and
bright, turnkey furnished unit. Washer/dryer. Covered
parking, 2 pools. Excellent rental history. $124,900.
Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273 or Sandy
Marchinetti, 758-7438. C19243
BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT, OPEN 3BR TOWNHOUSE.
Eat-in kitchen, combination living/dining rooms. 1BR/
1 B on first floor. Master and second suite upstairs. El-
evator, 40' slip on sailboat water. Workshop. $269,900.
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R11680
FANTASTIC BUY. Near open end of Anna Maria Island's
widest deep-water canal. New seawall and dock in 1992.
Large, updated, open plan, spacious master suite with
fireplace. Caged pool, Jacuzzi and unique waterfall.
$385,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19637
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS of the bay. Dock on sailboat
water. 3BR/3B, great room, elevated living area with
game room below. 2-car garage. Built with concrete
pilings and break away walls. $279,500. Nancy
Keegan, 723-3929. R18579
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MEDITERRANEAN WA-
TERFRONT ESTATE. 8,770 +/- sq. ft. in main house,
5BR/5B, open floor plan, 14' ceilings. The best of ev-
erything. Detached guest house. Breathtaking views of
the Skyway Bridge and Tampa Bay. Over 200' of
beach. $2,999,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R12291
COMMERCIAL LOT zoned C2, 100' +/- frontage on
west side of Gulf Drive in busy downtown location of
Holmes Beach, Will support retail, restaurant or profes-
sional. $180,000. Anne Miller, 792-6475. L15843


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SPACIOUS KEY-WEST STYLE 3BR/2BA with
designer front doors, tile floors, vaulted ceilings,
10 x 33 rear deck with peeks of Gulf. 250' to
water. Sparkling white shell yard. 2806 Gulf
Drive. $198,800.
GREAT INVESTMENT DUPLEX at 2903 Av-
enue B. 2BR/2BA both sides with terrazzo floors,
central A/C. $129,000. A must see!
NEW LISTING! Seaside Gardens canalfront
with dock. 1BR/1BA, Florida room. $86,000.
See anytime. 440 63rd St.

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
GULF FRONT 22 UNIT APT. MOTEL 110' white sandy
beachfront plus private beach. Heated pool, newly painted
inside and out. Excellent income. $1,895,000.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
HALF BLOCK TO PALMA SOLA BAY. Area of presti-
gious homes. 3BR/2BA, family room (Florida plan easily
convertible to great room). Caged pool. Custom built.
Original owner. $139,000.00
RARELY AVAILABLE AT GULF FRONT SUN PLAZA
WEST 2BR/2BA, heated pool, elevator, secured lobby,
tennis, furnished. Negotiable. Extra storage, covered park-
ing. Priced for sale this season. $162,000.
-- OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, Feb 16 2- 4pm 3601 East Bay Drive #101
Direct Bayfront condo with spectacular view of pristine
nature, sunrises and pool. 2BR/2BA, first floor over park-
ing, screened balcony. $125,000.
Ask about other Bayfront and Gulffront homes and condos.
5351 Gulf Drive 778-0807 or Eves. 778-5427


ANNA MARIA PREMIUM HOMES
We are very pleased to-offer you the pride of
'aadise, unsurpassed serenity and quality of
living ~ referred Anna Maria homes. Each
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108 PEPPERTREE
Right next to beach. Restored Key-West style 3BR/
2BA with fireplace. A very unique home with natural
island landscape and inviting decor. Picture perfect
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315 HAMMOCK CIRCLE
Walls of glass, huge master bedroom suite up in the
trees, oversized but very private lot, 3BR/2BA, lots of
storage, decks and fireplace. Intimate island interior.

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REALTOR/GRI
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
Biographed in Who's
Who in American Law
Je Parle Francais
(un petit peu)
After hours:
(941) 778-0608


OPEN HOUSE *
BEAN POINT BEAUTY *608 FERN STREET
SUNDAY, FEB. 16 1 4 PM
IMMACULATE Newer elevated 3BR/2BA home near
Anna Maria's pristine white beach and glistening
turquoise Gulf of Bean Point. Vaulted ceilings and
open floor plan. Kitchen with newer appliances.
Wood-shuttered window treatments. 3/4 car garage
under house with 3 doors. A must see. *MVP Seller
will entertain offers between $210,000 $250,000.
Call and ask for Michael Advocate. #MA15839.


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


INTERNET-KBSTEPHAN@AOL.COM -
All my listings can be seen on the world wide web.
http://www.pruflorida.com


TIFFANY Enjoy Gulf beach, white sand and
sunsets. 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. Updated.
One of the Island's most popular condominiums.
Rarely available. Elevator. $185,000 Call Karin
Stephan eves 388-1267. #KS15658.
BEST BUY in San Remo Shores. Owner invested
$100,000 in renovation. Must see! 3BR/2BA,
vaulted ceiling in living room, fireplace, white car-
pet and white tiles. Breathtaking kitchen.
$239,900. #KS67542. Call Karin Stephan today
on this great buy.
TRIPLEX 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA close
to the beach. Excellent rental history $159,900.
#KSI3966.


IMPERIAL HOUSE
Affordable condos with heated
pool, fishing dock, clubhouse
and Gulf access. Ist floor,
$87,900. 2nd floor $79,900. Call
today and ask for Carol Heinze
#CH17564/66847.
Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist
BEAUTIFUL BAYVIEWS 2BR/2BA condo with
wood cabinets in kitchen and lanai, fire sprinkler sys-
tem, Maytag washer/dryer, water filter system for
kitchen sink, window treatments, customized closets,
built-in microwave, (3 ceiling fans). Small pets
allowed. Call Carol Heinze today. #18420.
OPEN FIELDS AT YOUR FRONT DOOR 2BA/1 BA
home with cathedral ceiling, nature, orange and
grapefruit trees, and fenced-in yard. *MVP Seller will
entertain offers between $45,000 $55,000. Call Don
Pampuch today. #16633
DIRECT GULFFRONT VIEW 4 units beautifully fur-
nished. Walking distance to shops and restaurants.
Outdoor shower and guest bath dowstairs. Walk
around the Island from this super complex. *MVP
Seller will entertain offer between $650,000 -
$790,000. Call Karin Stephan today. #17201


DIRECT GULFFRONT 4 units beautifully fumished 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
guaranteed. Walking distance to shopping, restau-
rants. Excellent income. *MVP Seller will entertain
offers between $630,000 $720,000. #KSI7201.


OPEN HOUSE
122 BEACH AVE, ANNA MARIA
SUN, FEBRUARY 16 *1 4 PM
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.
DIRECT GULFFRONT *MVP Seller will enter-
tain offers between $650,000 $720,000.
House with 2 apartments and 1 efficiency on
2 lots. Great rental income. #KS14087.


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


Doug Dowling Realty


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COLLECTIBLES FOR SALE 4 Franklin Mint cars.
Baseball, hockey, football, basketball cards 1,000's
to choose, autographs. 778-4112.

KAYAKS CANOES Water Skis Bikes new,
used, trades, consignments, waterfront rentals.
Florida Sports Outlet, 5501A Marina Drive, Captains
Marina. 778-5883.

TRADE: NEED GIRLS 24" bike for good, older 27".
Call 778-3873.

COLOR TELEVISION 27' Sony Trinitron $100. RCA
27" XL100 $100. Call 778-8627.

ORGAN CONN CARIBE Two manual, full base
rhythm, much more. $1,000, lots of music. Tele-
phone (941) 778-6381.

HANDSOME 79" X 53" ELECTRIC log fireplace.
Also 42" x 42" oval, glass, wicker dining table and 4
chairs. 778-6284.

DRAPES FOR SALE 4 pair beige, 62" long. Also 2
pair green and beige, 62" long and 6 traverse rods.
778-3406.

CERAMIC QUARRY TILES 6 x 6. Red, non-skid. Ap-
proximately 175 sq. ft. Sell for $150. Call Barry at
778-2831 or see at 5400A Marina Dr.

APPLE STYLEWRITER II inkjet printer. Black and
white, 360 DPI. $100. 779-1344.

GAS WATER HEATER for sale. Rheem 62 gallons.
$80 and you move it please. Call 778-7978.


BIGGEST YARD SALE EVER! 50 families. Sat., Feb.
15 only, 8 1. Coral Shores, 9200 Cortez Rd. W.,
Cortez.

GARAGE SALE Sat., Feb. 15, 8 4. You need it,
we've got it! Tools, clothing, household items. 622
Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach.







YARD SALE!
Saturday, February 22
9 am to 4 pm
Island Players Theatre
Corner of Gulf Drive &
Pine Avenue Anna Maria


LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop, 6140 Gulf of
Mexico Dr, LBK. Everything on sale. Sat., Feb. 15.,
8 3:30. 383-4738.


REWARD LOST CAST NET, rain coat (slicker) top
and bottom. Lost at approximately 9 am at light on
Manatee Ave. and Rt. 789 (Island Foods light).
Please call Jeff at 795-5250.


MEET THE CANDIDATE Ask questions, make sug-
gestions. BackBay Steakhouse, Feb. 19, 9 pm. Fund
raising party includes hors d' oeuvres. Sponsored by
the friends of Sue Normand for Holmes Beach City
Council. Cost $10 person. Reservations 779-2325.
Pd. pol. adv. paid by the campaign account for Sue
Normand.

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 ts of TLC! Call 778-6000.


Sale i
The Woman's Club
o Anna Maria Island
Sat., February 15, 1997 9 am to 1 pm
At the: AMI Community Center
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria


1983 MERCURY MARQUIS one owner, low mile-
age, excellent condition. $2,500. Call Key Royale,
778-0630.

1975 CHEVY C-10 pick up. Automatic, new paint,
new tires, body, bed. Excellent condition. $1,800.
Call Barry at 778-2831. 5400A Marina Dr.

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


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

23' FISH NAUTIQUE 1989. 454 PCM motor, fresh
water cooled. Stainless steelT-top, VHF, trailer.
$17,500.778-5880.

19' FLARE BOWRIDER 1990 70hp Yamaha, galva-
nized trailer, stainless steel prop. Perfect condition.
Nice fishing and sport boat. $4,300 OBO. 383-6877.

1986 SPORTCRAFT 20' CC, 1.6 liter OMC Seadrive.
Magic tilt, galvanized, tandem axle trailer. Full elec-
tronics. Complete package, excellent condition
$5,250. 778-1165.

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


BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.
HOUSEKEEPER DUNCAN HOUSE Bed & Break-
fast. Part tier,-:must be able to cook and ocean. Call
778-6858.

SERVERS NEEDED. Apply at Rbd & Reel Pier or
call 778-1885.
SERVERS NEEDED Eddie B's. Call 778-6969.
DISHWASHER WANTED NIGHTS. Bridge Tender
Inn, 135 Bridge St. 778-4849.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! oafd'dyou like to
meet interesting people from'a'rund the world? Are
you interested i, 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.


Perico Truly
Beautiful!
S, M18677 2BR/2BA
plus den. Bright end
unit, cathedral
ceilings, 2-car garage.
$154,500. REDUCED!


Open & Modern
M18178. Cathedral
ceilings and peek of
bay from great room.. ..
Pet door to fenced 1
yard. $214,900.


SEASONAL RENTALS
S1BR/1BA, apartment $1200 mo
Key Royale, 3BR $3300 mo
Shell Pointe, 2/1 $1500 mo
ANNUAL RENTALS
3BR/2BA, Brd. House $900 mo
Julie Gilstrap
Property Manager


Wedebro "'a COMpalY
matching p 1erh erties since 1949

3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665


ONLY 2 UNITS LEFT!
TWO CHOICE CONDOS available at LOW PRICES! Gulf
Beach Place includes 2BR/2BA, 2nd-floor unit only 100
ft. to beach and priced at a LOW PRICE of $114,900 firm.
Gulfview Townhouses include 2BR/2.5BA townhouse lo-
cated 400 ft. to beach and LOW PRICE of $109,900 firm.
Both are TURNKEY UNITS and include POOL. Excellent
rentals! Call Marie Franklin!








JUST LISTED
Charming 2BR/2BA home is simply a "doll house" and
in mint condition. Perfect retirement or second home
with spacious living area and centered kitchen. Cus-
tom, louvered interior shutters for all windows and a
great "near Gulf" location. Priced to sell at only
$185,000 firm. Call Marie Franklin.
CHOICE CANAL LOT
in Anna Maria and also 2nd block to Gulf beach.
Priced at $140,000. Call Maria Franklin.



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FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
'We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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This charming Island bungalow is on the North End
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and Bean Point. Don't miss this one now priced at
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LARGE LOT 2 BLOCKS TO THE GULF
in Anna Maria City. Corner lot in the heart of the city.
Just reduced to $84,900.
Call Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301
Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
IL 9701 Gulf Drive P Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
SFAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
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INTRAMURAL DIRECTOR: The Anna Maria Island
Community Center, a drug free workplace, seeks
people-oriented, sports minded, responsible and cre-
ative person to work with adolescents in sports pro-
grams. Perfect for person seeking or having degree
in Physical Education. Mon. Fri., 3 9 and some
Saturday. Call Scott at 778-1908.



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

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

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

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

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

YOUR ULTIMATE CLEANING SOLUTION. Ultimate
service at reasonable prices. Residential, commercial.
Excellent references. Call for free estimate. 792-0862.

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
repairAAe-service,low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.

SDOLPHIN PRE-SCHOOL Prepare your child for kin-
dergarten. Available places for ages 18 months
through 6 years. Waiting list for infants and toddlers.
Telephone 778-2967.

NEVER WAX AGAIN! Attention car, boat, aircraft
Owners! Protect your investment with acrylic polish.
"-We're mobile. 778-5215.

TREE S~F~f'E hazardous overhang removals, top-
ping, trimming, shapingr- palm trimming. Insured, free
estimates. Call Phil at Brewer Tree Service, 778-7790.

EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE clean-
ing homes, condos and rental properties. Impeccable
local references. Island resident over 4 years. Call
778-3989.

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


SIX-UNIT MOTEL APARTMENT
$329,900


A vacation oasis of old Florida only a half
block from the beach on a 100 X 150 corner
location. The complex has three buildings of
two units each with new refrigerators and air
conditioners. The family atmosphere is en-
hanced by common laundry facilities, cook-
out grill and a large heated swimming pool.
CALL DICK MAHER OR DAVE JONES
FOR THE PARTICULARS AT
778-2261 OR (800)422-6325.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
605 Manatee Ave. W Holmes Beach


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

NEED HELP WITH yard work, flowers, clean-up,
house sitting? Call Personal Touch Lawn Mainte-
nance at 778-6172. Reliable adult, reasonable rates,
own equipment.
TREAT YOURSELF OR someone special to a relax-
ing massage. Great for stress and pain relief. Nation-
ally certified therapist. Reasonable. Jeff 795-8243.

TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM Tampa Airport
anytime. Call 751-3011.

WOOD REFINISHING, RESTORATION and French
polishing. Furniture, antiques, boats, doors and
floors. 15 years experience. 778-9136.
IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Also alterations. Fast
service. Island pick-up and delivery. Smoke free
environment. References available. Phone 778-2085.

INCOME TAX SERVICE 30 years experience. Ohio
and Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney Tax
Service, 761-8156.

AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE Excellent
benefits and service at affordable rates. Call Ryan
Bray for free quotes at (800) 536-4289.

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.


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

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


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


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
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 AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

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

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

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

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Is-
land references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

NEED A HAND? Experienced, reliable retiree avail-
able for help with home repairs, maintenance,
painting, wallpapering, cleaning and other jobs
around the house. Call Michael at 778-7769.

BIG JIM'S PAINTING interior/extericr, free esti-
mates. Many, many Island references. 778-5587
or 742-6978.

THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.

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. 12 31 & Apr.
23 to May 15 at $350 wk. 778-2832.

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
$150,000. 795-7805.

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.

QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME directly across from
beach. 2 units available Mar. & Apr. 2BR/1BA
$1,500 mo., 1BR/1BA $1,100 mo. 778-8200.



WESTBAY PLAZA & BANK
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WONDERFUL BUISNESS OPPORTUNITY!
Multi-business offices and store-
fronts. Excellent rental history. High
visibility and high traffic. Corner of
East Bay Drive and Manatee in
Holmes Beach. Westbay Plaza
offered at $595,000. Bank property
offered at $695,000. Total package
offered at $1,290,000.

CALL MARY ANN SCHMIDT
778-2261 OR 1-800-732-6434
C Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
605 Manatee Ave. W Holmes Beach





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sCommercial Residential* Free Estimates
H Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
LaWf Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
77f81345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
1AND SATISFACTION

Darri Wash CARPENTRY
"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
*Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247


CONSTRUCTION
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STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Remodeling Specialists
Building Anna Maria since 1975
(941) 778-2993
ANNA MARIA


G.R. SULLIVAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Specialists in Hurricane Resistant
New Construction Remodeling Rennovation

25 Years Experience X LE Licensed & Insured
References 794-3260 Lic RR 0047996

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SOFFITS & FASCAIS SINCE
1948f
*WINDOW REPLACEMENT
PORCH ENCLOSURES
VINYL SIDING
778-7074
Lic. # CLAC 286523


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ADDITIONS
XACT RENOVATIONS
KITCHENS BATHS
A*PDECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
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ANNUAL NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3BR/2BA,
unfurnished townhouse condo. Heated pool, washer/
dryer, no pets. $900 mo. Call Robin Kollar, Gulf Bay
Realty, 778-7244.

MONTHLY OR ANNUAL unfurnished, 2BR/1BA,
cute upstairs apartment with sundeck, Gulf view.
$650 mo. No dogs. Call Robin Kollar, Gulf Bay
Realty, 778-7244.

DIRECT GULFFRONT cute and cozy: 2BR/1BA
$500 wk.; 1 BR/1 BA $350 wk. Call Robin Kollar, Gulf
Bay Realty, 778-7244.

HOLMES BEACH TURNKEY large, clean, 1BR/1 BA
apartment. One block from beach. Available Apr./
May. $350 wk./$1,200 mo. No pets. 778-5143.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA detached elevated du-
plex apartment in Holmes Beach. No pets. $750 mo.
plus utilities. Washer and dryer included. 778-2993.

SEASONAL RENTALS nightly, weekly, monthly.
Furnished apartments across from sparkling Gulf.
Walk to restaurants, shops, pier and bay. In historic
village. 778-7273.

WANTED TO RENT 3 or 4BR house or condo. Gulf
or bay for March. Four retirees. 778-1884.

BEACH RENTAL 3BR/1.5BA. Feb. & Mar. $750 wk.
Prudential Florida Realty, 778-0766.

SEASONAL RENTALS still available for Feb. & Mar.
Call Prudential Florida Realty, 778-0766.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 2BR now available
Mar. 1. Immaculate, nicely furnished. $1,650 mo.
778-4368.
FURNISHED DUPLEX across from beach. 2BR/2BA,
linens, cable TV, electric, microwave. Seniors, non-
smokers preferred. Mar. & Apr. $1,100 mo. 778-2884.
ANNUAL LARGE 2BR/1BA in Holmes Beach. Du-
plex, remodeled. New kitchens and baths, central air,
dishwashers, disposals, fans, washer/dryer hook-
ups. $700 mo. Available Feb. 1. 779-1019.
SEASONAL SHARP 1BR/1BA Bradenton Beach
duplex. 1/2 block from Gulf. Available Feb. 1. $1,500
mo. furnished except toothbrush. 779-1019.
YEARLY 1 BR/1BA UNFURNISHED. Laundry hook-up,
carport. Evelyn Mitchell, 8310 Maring.Drive. 778-1952.
GULFFRONT AVAILABLE last 2 weeks of Feb.
$1,400. 2BR/2BA, pool. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
Gulfstream, 778-7777.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA home. Canal, annual
rental. $700 mo. plus $550 deposit. No pets. Avail-
able Apr. 778-6373.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE seasonal or annual.
Lovely 3BR/2.5BA, garage, furnished. No pets. Call
778-9171.

ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY.
Just 2 blocks to beach. 1BR/1BA newly remodeled
duplex, $550 mo. 1BR efficiency, $425 mo. Call
Wagner Realty at 778-2246.
FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT Anna Maria,
1 block from beach, kitchen privileges, utilities included,
non-smoker. References required. $100. week, $100.
security deposit. 741-8790 leave message.


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

OWNER MUST SELL DUPLEXES Excellent oppor-
tunity! Great Holmes Beach locations. 795-7805

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA home overlooking boat
basin. Super buy at $150,000. Lease option avail-
able. 795-7805.

WANTED HOLMES BEACH canal home. 3BR/
2BA, 2-car garage. Pool or room for pool. $250,000
range. Cash. No agents. 387-9122.


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OPEN HOUSE 1 4 DAILY. Waterfront showplace,
1 year new. Spacious 5,900 sq. ft. under roof, 4BR/
4BA, cathedral ceiling, 7 person spa, boat dock. Will
consider offers below appraisal. Appraised at
$485,000. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Broker/
owner 778-6155.
CONDOMINIUM BY OWNER This 2BR/2BA condo
has panoramic views of bay. Turnkey furnished.
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 in-
come. Open house Sundays. 2210 Avenue A, Anna
Maria Island. $189,000. Serious offers considered.
(941) 778-1442.

LET'S MAKE A DEAL! Sell or trade. Fabulous oppor-
tunity to purchase a 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, directly
on the beach. Fireplace, fantastic view. Lot size 116'
x 196'. Appraised value $450,000. Call 778-9252. 810
S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.

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CORTEZ UNIQUE "OLD FLORIDA" waterfront lot.
Water on 2 sides, 75' seawall on Seafood Shack ca-
nalto Intracoastal, 100' side on CC Marine boat ba-
sin, 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.

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 778-
9252. 526 75th St., Holmes Beach.

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
canal, 2BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room,
living room, fireplace, satellite dish, large caged
pool. 580. DeNarvaez Dr. $195,000. Brokers
protected. Owner/broker. Call (941) 383-5474.

OWNER SELLING 2-STORY HOUSE in Holmes
Beach. 2BR/2.5BA, living room, dining, 2 large bo-
nus rooms, screened porch, 2-car garage. 8322
Marina Drive. $178,000. Beautiful. 747-0485.
LUXURY RIVERFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, all
amenities. Pool, clubhouse, gym, private entrance
park, fishing, bicycling. Reduced to $85,000. Owner
746-4483. -

LOTS.- -oMANVEW 150' to higinde. Deeded
each. $175,000. Bayfrorgfview duplex. 50' x
100'. 2503 Avenre e $79,500. 778-4523 or (800)
977-0803.

HOUSE FOR SALE 2BR/1BA, Mexican tile, carport,
poarchence'd'yard. Two blocks to beach, 1/2 block
to bay. 2317 Avenue B. $104,000. 778-8221.

SEVERAL DUPLEXES in good locations. From
.- $157,000. Call Yvonhe Hligins, Re/Max Gulfstream,
7 78-7777
HIDEAWAY COVE-SEASONAL Panoramic bayview
between bridges. Walkto beach, post office and
restaurants. Lovely, cozy, quiet area. Dead end
street. 1st floor, 1 and 2 BR, fully furnished with
dock. Available Apr. & 1997 1998 season. No
smoking or pets. (941) 778-7107.
SALE OR TRADE Lovely 2BR/2BA Island home,
enclosed downstairs. $140,000. 778-5125.
LOT SUBDIVISION OF GULFPORT near
Englewood. 80 x 100, straight waterway access to
Gulf. Quiet, excellent investment. $5,000. Expand-
ing like Bradenton. (941) 794-6615.


BRADENTON BEACH 1990 PARK MODEL, 12 x
33. 1BR/1 BA with carport and shed. A/C, excellent
condition, furnished. 55+ park, 1/2 block to Gulf.
$17,000. 778-2926.
ANNA MARIA GORGEOUS VIEWS of Tampa Bay,
Sunshine Skyway, Egmont Key. Immaculate, cus-
tom, 3-year old, 3BR/3BA. Many extras. 207 So. Bay
Blvd. Asking $459,000. Call 778-5948.

OPEN HOUSE Sun., Feb. 16, 12 5. Elevated
home. $140,000. 2917 Avenue C. 778-5125.
DON'T BUY A CONDO until you talk to Yvonne. Let
my knowledge and experience help you zero in on the
one that fits your budget and.lifestyle. For free info, call
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.

CONDOMINIUM BY OWNER This 2BR/2BA condo
has panoramic views of bay. Turnkey furnished.
Perico Bay Club with 24 hour security and all ameni-
ties. $110,000. 792-3665.

OPEN SUN., FEB. 16, 2 5. By owner 2BR/2BA
condo, 1801 N. Gulf Dr. #209, Runaway Bay. Com-
pletely remodeled, great room, custom cabinets,
new appliances. Gulf views. Live in paradise or use
for great investment. Priced to sell at $124,900. Call
778-4097 or 388-3602.

LONGBOAT KEY MOBILE HOME 55 +, 1BR/1BA,
private beach, marina. $23,000. 383-1499.

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.



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THAT'S MORE

BY DEAN NILES / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
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two Olympics
7 "Pardon me,
Marcello"
12 Bay
19 The dawn
20 Seesaw
21 Nervous system
stimulant
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Judy Garland.
1948
25 Amore from Jan
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Orchestra. 1926
26 Jonathan's
father, in the
Bible
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28 Romance, e.g.
29 "Too-Ra-l.oo-
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30 When dinner
may be served
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Dean Martin.
1955
35 Reply courtesy,
briefly
36 -
embarrassment
(be mortified)
37 Where black is
white, for short?
38 Muse for Milton
39 All alternative
40 It turns out Its.
41 Footnote abbr.
43 Griffith and
Gibb
44 Rundown


45 It may be picked
up in bars
46 Ruth's
"l.augh-In" foil
47 "Bye!"
48 Star of 50's TV's
"Private
Secretary"
51 Amore from
Andy Williams,
1965
54 "I do," e.g.
57 Express
58 like an oxeye
window
59 Example of Peke
speak?
60 Metro entrance
62 Above, in Berlin
63 Subway
passages
65 "Good "
67 Lick--
promise
68 Music for a
baseball team?
70 Ore delivery.
maybe
71 Vacation spot
72 Striking likeness
74 "The Spanish
'Iragedy"
dramatist
75 Amore from
Anita Baker,
1986
78 Actress called
"The Jersey Lily"
79 Kentucky Derby
times
80 W. Hemisphere
land
81 Strike down
82 Aim
85 Certain South
Asian
87 Initials in a 1991
financial scandal


88 Org. at
Constitution
Hall
91 Investigator's
sources
92 Purplish
93 Verb for you
94 Relative of an
onion
96 About
97 Amore from the
Archies, 1969
99 Rapper--
Shakur
100 Grunts
101 Simoleons
102 "The Age of
Reason" writer
104 Cold Adriatic
wind
105 Amore from the
Beatles, 1968
107 Amore from the
S Diamonds, 1957
110 Parenl's armful
I I Singer Waters
112 For one
113 The sun and
moon
114 Sillies
115 Meals in a hall
DOWN
I Thrusiing
fencing
maneuver
2 Kook
3 Provokes
4 "Gangsta's
Paradise" singer
5 Provoke
6 During office
hours
7 Needed smelling
salts
8 Encrustation


9 Part of the soft
palate
10 Pastor's sch.
11 Major C.P.A.
employer
12 Strokes for Solti
13 It's inclined to
provide shelter
14 Dark area
15 Ravel's "Ma
mere -"
("Mother
Goose")
16 Franklin's 1936
foe
17 I.ike a beauty
queen
18 Contained
22 Where to catch a
moray
24 View
28 (loomy
31 Scully and
Mulder's
obsession
33 telepathic
34 Court demand
35 "Away!"
39 Common on-line
activities
42 Military wear
43 Precincts
44 -- Winston
Churchill
45 It's just south of
Des Plaines
46 Coming
47 noir
48 Spirit
49 Cry of delight
50 That's Ihe way it
goes
52 "Bury Me in a
Free Iand" poet
53 Presque Isle
locale
54 French score


55 On in years
56 Pooped
58 Relative ol the
English horn
61 Code letter al er
Sierra
64 Uintah
Reservalion
Indians
65 Auctioineer 's a;d
66 Coin worth
alhioul 19cenIs
69 Autlicriats


71 Sunday reading
73 Charge
76 Fourth of Jullyv
77 Truman's
Mi ssoLurI
birthplace
78 Swiss tourist
center
79 Lapel ltem.
sometimes
82 I.and
83 Kind ol tllurl
84 (Garden rool


85 Fierce woman
86 Wings
87 Words read with
feeling?
88 Some antennas
89 Cupidity
90 Fixes, as
furni ture
92 1!937 )DuPonl
inventions
93 Mar'bles
95 (Classic cause of
a fill


97 Tuesday
98 creek
101 1977 Cy Young
winner front the
Yankees
103 Dutch treat
106 Ietller from St.
Paul: Abbr.
107 Standing
prerequisite
108 Suflix with
Samson
109 Do a L.ittle bit


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