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Island to have best ambulance service
By Pat Copeland
When the Island fire district gets its third county
ambulance it will have "more ambulances per square
mile and better response times than any other place in
the county," Mike Latessa, Manatee County's public
safety director, said Saturday.
Latessa explained the workings of the county's
Emergency Medical Service department to members of
Save Anna Maria as part of a forum on EMS.
Latessa also responded to a recent recommendation
of the Anna Maria Fire Commission's EMS Study
Committee to proceed with a plan to provide fire dis-
trict-based EMS. The commission accepted the group's
recommendation and voted to establish a time table to
The third ambulance will be in operation as soon
as the county can hire the personnel to man it, Latessa
said. It will "float" between the fire stations in Holmes
Beach and Cortez for the peak 12 hours of the day.
County can do it better
Latessa said the Island had 753 EMS calls last year
and response times ranged from two minutes or less for
10 percent or 75 of the calls to seven minutes or less for
85 percent or 601 of the calls. The response time was
between seven and 30 minutes for 129 calls and in at
least 73 of those calls, the ambulance responded from
within the district.
"Our response times are fantastic and that's with-
out the addition of a third ambulance," he noted.
A district ambulance service would not give para-
medics the opportunity to use many critical skills, he
"One of the advantages we have being a county-
wide organization is we have over 100 people working
for us," he noted. "They rotate throughout all our sta-
tions in the county. Some are very busy with 20 calls
a day. If you segregate an area of the county, that will
lead to critical skill deterioration." The call volume on
PLEASE SEE AMBULANCE, PAGE 4
UNDERWATER SAND 'WAVES' WEAVE WAY OFF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Sand waves the white fingers protruding offshore act as a natural barrier at the north end of Anna Maria Island. A U.S. Geological Survey team headed
by oceanographer Guy Gelfenbaum has been studying the phenomenon for years. Gelfenbaum said the waves are migrating south at an alarming rate about
30 feet per year. For more on sand waves, see story inside. Islander Photo: Courtesy Guy Gelfenbaum
Verbal brawl dominates Holmes Beach candidate forum
Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.,
Anna Maria meeting Back Bay Steakhouse.
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By David Futch
Anna Maria City Public Works Director Phil
Charnock was shocked.
City Commissioner George McKay felt like he was
dodging daggers when he brought up citizen concerns
about last year's drainage projects.
When the smoke cleared at the Tuesday, Feb. 18,
meeting, not much had been settled except that lines
had been drawn in the sand.
However, there were plenty of accusatory words
and glances. The dispute between McKay and
Charnock carried over to include testy words among
McKay, Mayor Chuck Shumard and Commissioner
The row between McKay and Charnock started
when McKay questioned Charnock about letters he
sent to residents on Chilson Street.
The letters informed five homeowners their ad-
dresses were going to change because someone had
subdivided and sold a lot. Chamock said that necessi-
tated changing the house numbering system on Chilson
"We should have discussed this before those num-
bers were moved," McKay said to Chamock.
Charnock replied, "Standard policy. Any time you
create a new lot like that, it's standard policy to change
McKay said, "I just want to make sure the residents
are taken care of."
Instead of changing house numbers, the city will
include A and B as part of the addresses, the commis-
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Opinions ................ .................................. 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Announcements ............................................ 10
Island Map.................................................. 20
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 22
Streetlife ..................................................... 28
Anna Maria Island tides ............................ 30
Real estate ................................................. 33
Crossword puzzle....................................... 40
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"Just for the future," McKay said, "if something
else like this comes up, we'd like to hear about it so the
neighbors aren't shell-shocked."
McKay then went on to talk about drainage prob-
lems that continue to affect 520 Spring Avenue despite
efforts to solve the problem last year.
McKay asked Charnock why improvements to the
humpback bridge on Bay Boulevard included two
kinds of riprap.
"Why are there two different products?" McKay
"Two different companies put them down,"
McKay wanted to know who drew up specifica-
tions for the project. Charnock replied some were done
by Harlan Sunquist, who also did some of the work on
the drainage portion of the bridge work.
Sunquist was a member of the city's Capital Improve-
ments Committee, a group committed to pinpointing what
drainage projects the city would undertake.
In a June 24, 1996,letter to Shumard, Sunquist re-
signed from the committee.
One month later on July 23, Sunquist's company
Sun Contracting sent Chamock a drainage improve-
ment proposal for Spring Avenue.
The proposal indicates Sun could do the work for
$37,787. On Aug. 13, the city paid Sunquist $36,148
for the work on Spring, leaving a balance of $4,557 still
Sun also worked on other drainage projects that
reaped Sun and its sister company, Spectrum Under-
ground more than $100,000.
None of the drainage improvement contracts were
put out to'bid. Instead, because the city did the projects
piecemeal, officials were able to get around a state law
that demands contracts over $100,000 be put out to bid.
The four projects Sunquist worked on were
projects identified by the Capital Improvements Com-
mittee when Sunquist was a committee member.
According to McKay, when the city put drainage
projects out to bid, there were no specifications.
Chamock said the specifications were agreed upon
by the Capital Improvements Committee with
"It's no reflection on Harlan, it's just the percep-
tion," McKay said. "Many people during this last cam-
paign were upset about how these specs were put to-
At that point, Mayor Shumard broke up the run-
ning conversation between McKay and Charnock.
"Let me cut in here," Shumard said. "I'm a little
McKay shot back, "You have a right to be dis-
Shumard answered, "Hold it a minute. Hold it a
minute. Nobody has done anything about drainage or
anything like that over the last 20 years and all of sud-
den we start doing it and, my God, this pipe is an inch
shorter than the other pipe.
"Let's face it. We're getting drainage done. We
realize there's going to be shortcomings, but this is the
first time anything has been done about it. And now
we're getting more flak. I think the other mayors were
right. Don't do anything. Just ride along. Holy mack-
erel. I can't believe this."
McKay said he didn't intend to crucify or ridicule
anyone, including Chamock, fellow commissioners or
Nelson swears in Com-
missioner Doug Wolfe on
Tuesday after Wolfe won
re-election to a
McKay said he doesn't want a contractor or sub-
contractor to do design work and build a project be-
cause there are no checks and balances to ensure the
project is done properly.
Allowing a contractor to do both leads to a conflict
because the city gets stuck if it turns out the project is
inferior, McKay said.
"Is it an inferior product?" Charnock asked
McKay replied, "That's what I'm told."
"If it's wrong," Chamock said, "then let me know
and we'll remove it."
"You're the expert," McKay said.
"I'm not an expert," Charnock said. "I'm your
"Who ran the stormwater projects?" McKay asked.
"Was it you?"
"I believe it was the Capital Improvements Com-
mittee," Chamock said. "It was myself. It was members
of the commission who were here to do things."
"Were you the leader of the group?" McKay asked.
"No I don't believe I was the lead-in person,"
"Who was?" McKay wanted to know.
"I don't know who," Charnock said. "Take the
Capital Improvements Committee. Everybody ..."
"It had nothing to do with how we view them,"
"So what are you trying to say?" Charnock said.
"Say it, George. I think you need to confront the situ-
ation, give it to the mayor and let's deal with it. Let's
see the names. Let's see the situation."
"If you don't know," McKay said. "You're the in-
dividual overseeing public works."
"I tell you what," Charnock said. "You can handle
it from now on since you're the expert.
Shumard again tried to bring the meeting under
control by asking Chamock to check into the problems
McKay was concerned about.
Charnock said he would, but he then turned to
McKay for one last volley.
"Who is my commissioner in charge of drainage?"
Charnock asked. "Is it George McKay?"
"When you want me to be," McKay said, implying
that he was left out of the loop on city drainage
"Show up. Show up," Chamock said. "Just show
up sometime and help. That's all I'm asking."
McElheny entered the fray with an appeal to
handle the situation professionally. He said if McKay
has questions about how Charnock handled drainage
improvements, those questions should be submitted in
"I think we've beat this dead horse," McElheny
S New terms,
Clerk Peggy Nelson
swears min nine-year
McKay to a new term.
said. "I think our drainage is at least going forward. We
may have made some mistakes in who did what, when,
but the work was done."
Pointing fingers doesn't solve a thing, McElheny
"Just to make accusations that Phil did something
wrong is not the answer," McElheny said. "It's not
even a good question."
McKay said Charnock indicated he didn't even
have the opportunity to oversee some of the things that
went into the drainage projects.
In Charnock's defense, Shumard said that's prob-
ably true because Charnock is busy doing other things
required of his job.
McKay answered, "If I'm going to be the liasion
for drainage, I think things should funnel through me,
not go around me, and not come to me when they think
they need to follow through with them."
The day after the meeting, Chamock and McKay
were still trying to figure out their next steps.
"I have no idea where he's coming from," Chamock
said. "When the whole drainage process was going on,
George and I spoke quite a few times. Even though he was
commissioner of drainage, and still is, and has been for the
last year plus, he never had any input.
"He knew what was going on. His main comment at
the time was as long as it's good for the city, it's OK."
Charnock said he kept McKay informed during
planning and construction phases of drainage improve-
"Evidently he has some bone to pick," Charnock
said. "Until he puts it in writing like the commission
asked him, I have no idea. It was a shock to me and I'll
deal with it as it comes."
Information about structural deficiencies in the
drainage projects are coming from one person,
"So out of 1,535 people in the city, one person has
a problem," Chamock said. "But I don't know what the
problem is because I've never seen it in writing. I'm
copying everything on drainage and it will be in his file
today. I have no idea."
McKay said the only reason he questioned motives
and drainage deficiencies at the meeting was to get
input from his building official.
"I wasn't attacking anything or anyone. I just want
the drainage done right and to see that it lasts," McKay
said. "After sleeping on it, I wonder why they got so
defensive. When we sit there, we're supposed to talk
about ideas. At the end, it was like a lot of daggers
Regarding Charnock's charge of one person's
complaints leading to McKay's inquiries, McKay said
a number of people have approached him.
"What's upsetting on my end is I don't think it has
to be a certain number of people before we take ac-
tion," McKay said. "It only takes one or two people to
get my attention.
"If we're going to leave it up to the contractor to
do design, where's the checks and balances?"
Commissioner Elaine Burkly, who did not speak
during the rift between McKay and Charnock, said af-
ter the meeting she didn't think a commission meeting
was the appropriate place for a duel.
Despite her feelings, she said McKay is right on
"Some of George's objections were valid," Burkly
said. "We need to pay more attention to the bidding
process, to the design, and that we're supervising these
projects. We need to ascertain that the bid process is in
place and working. George made his point when he
brought up the case about Sunquist being on the com-
mittee amd then resigning when he got one of the jobs."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 26, 1997E PAGE 3 iI
Holmes Beach man charged in Anna Maria burglary
Kevin Higbee, 34, of Holmes Beach, was arrested called a cab to take him to the residence and told the cab When he yelled, the suspect fled. The officer observed
ist weekend and charged with three counts in connec- driver he was picking up items which belonged to his girl- numerous fresh prints in the sand around the residence
on with the Feb. 1 burglary of a home on Oak Avenue friend. The unwitting cab driver helped Higbee load the that appeared to have been made by cowboy boots.
Anna Maria. items into the cab and unload them at his residence. About 1:45 a.m., the officer again observed Higbee
On Friday afternoon, Holmes Beach Det. Sgt. Higbee was charged with burglary to a dwelling, walking along the beach just north of 48th Street. The
rancy Rogers and Manatee Sheriff's Det. Debra grand theft and felony criminal mischief. officer stopped him and noted that Higbee's clothes
letcher executed a search warrant on Higbee's resi- In a related incident on Feb. 16, Higbee was ar- were dirty and covered with pine needles and he had a
ence in the 7600 block of Gulf Drive. Higbee was not rested by Holmes Beach police and charged with small cut on his hand.
t home, so detectives contacted Higbee's landlord to prowling. Higbee gave the officer several different stories
ain entry to the residence. The officer on patrol observed Higbee walking about what he was doing, several different social secu-
Inside detectives found items including numerous south in the 5000 block of Gulf Drive at midnight. rity numbers and two non-existing addresses. The of-
eces of art work, small appliances and stereo and Higbee was wearing dark clothing and cowboy boots. ficer checked Higbee's boots and they matched the
deo equipment taken in the Oak Avenue burglary. By the time the officer turned around to stop Higbee, prints at the scene of the attempted burglary, said the
he items were taken to the Holmes Beach Police De- he had disappeared. report. Higbee was placed in custody.
apartment for storage.
Rogers said Holmes Beach police were called to
Higbee's residence earlier in the week on an unrelated
charge and observed the items they knew were stolen
in the Oak Avenue burglary. Rogers then contacted
Fletcher, who was working on the Oak Avenue case,
and the pair obtained the search warrant.
In the Oak Avenue burglary, Rogers said Higbee
About a half hour later, the officer was dispatched
to'the 100 block of 48th Street in reference to a bur-
glary. The suspect had attempted to gain access to the
residence by breaking a pane of glass on the front door
and reaching inside to unlock the deadbolt.
The resident was awakened by the sound of break-
ing glass and when he went to investigate, he observed
the suspect standing on the front porch by the door.
1T. '-. "burglary items
Holmes Beach Det. Sgt.
Nancy Rogers shows art
. r work that was taken in
an Anna Maria bur-
glary on Feb. I and
recovered from the
residence of Kevin
Higbee on Friday, Feb.
21. Higbee was arrested
and charged with
burglary to a dwelling
grand theft and felony
Anna Maria City
2/27, 1 p.m., Commission work session
3/5, 7 p.m., Ordinance review committee
3/6, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
2/28, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
3/4, 7 p.m., Council meeting
3/6, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
2/27, 10:30 a.m., Island cities meeting with
Southwest Florida Water Management District
on stormwater drainage projects,
Holmes Beach City Hall.
2/27, 6:30 p.m., Holmes Beach Candidates
Forum sponsored by The Islander Bystander,
Back Bay Steakhouse, 5325 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. "Mix and mingle" with the
candidates at 6:30 p.m.; forum begins at 7 p.m.
2/27, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic
Association, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
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O PAGE 4 A FEBRUARY 26, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Key Royale Bridge
By Paul Roat
The Key Royale Bridge may be undergoing scrutiny
by Manatee County officials to see if alternative funding
may be secured outside of Holmes Beach coffers.
A delegation of city residents met with Manatee
County Commissioner Stan Stephens last week to re-
quest his assistance in replacing the bridge linking the
city with Key Royale.
Bridge inspectors have indicated the crumbling
structure is in need of replacement very soon. Cost of
replacing the bridge is about $800,000.
Stephens said he would request that County Admin-
istrator Ernie Padgett and county transportation depart-
ment officials review the bridge to see what, if anything,
the county could do to help in the bridge replacement.
"The county doesn't typically fix bridges in the city
of Bradenton or the city pf Palmetto, but I've asked the
county administrator to look at the Key Royale
Bridge," Stephens said. "What we're doing is opening
a dialogue with county staff."
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard said several
residents asked him to set up the meeting with
Stephens. "I don't know what will happen," Shumard
said. "It was a very informal meeting."
Shumard is the chairman of the Island Transporta-
tion Planning Organization and sits on a regional trans-
portation planning group, the Sarasota-Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization. Stephens is also a
member of the MPO. Both said last week's meeting
was not an MPO-related session but merely a meeting
between Shumard, Island residents and the Island's
In related Key Royale Bridge news, consultants with
the Florida Department of Transportation inspected the
bridge last week to determine its structural condition.
Results of that inspection are expected this spring and
should shed more light on the overall state of the bridge.
Previous inspections have indicated the bridge is in
serious condition and should be replaced, but inspec-
tors have said there is no cause to believe the bridge
will collapse any time soon.
Be a jailbird at Anna Maria's Old City Jail
On Anna Maria Island Day, March 5, visitors to Island Historical Museum can have their photos taken in this
old-fashioned prisoner's uniform. Above, Anna Maria Historical Society volunteer Alan Gilchrist gets in the
spirit of the day. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
Anna Maria Island Day
to be held March 5
In conjunction with the county's 18th Annual Heri-
tage Days celebration, the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society will sponsor Anna Maria Island Day on
Wednesday, March 5.
There.will be an open house at the Island Histori-
cal Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, from 10 a.m.
to 8 p.m.
Admission is free.
Prison garb will be provided for souvenir photos at
the Old City Jail, one of the Island's oldest landmarks.
Costumed volunteers will give museum tours and an-
swer questions about the early days on the Island.
Early Island crafts will be demonstrated through-
out the day on the front porch of the museum includ-
ing quilting by Elnora Worth, Beverly Willis-Clark and
Judy Reubush; beading by Irene Murphy; shellcraft by
Rosemary Fleck; clay sculpture by Thelma Weeks; and
palm-frond weaving by Rosemary Carter.
Available for purchase will be Early Settler's
Bread, baked by historical society members, posters,
T-shirts, historical books, hats, coffee mugs, statio-
nery, tote bags and postcards.
Manatees rebound despite disastrous 1996 die-off
Despite a disastrous time last year, Florida's mana-
tee population appears to be coming back.
But human-related deaths still haunt the gentle
Statistics for 1996 showed the manatee population
in Florida's waters to be the highest ever recorded at
2,639. That survey was conducted in January. As the
year progressed, though, a red tide bloom in the south-
ern Gulf of Mexico contributed to the deaths of 151
The overall death count of 416 mammals in the
United States in 1996 was a record, too. Other mana-
tee deaths were attributed to the sea cows being struck
by watercraft and drowning in water-control structures.
Scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
conducted an aerial manatee survey in January 1997.
Results have been described as encouraging, with a
total count of 2,229 manatees spotted 900 on the
east coast, 1,329 on the west coast.
Wildlife's Southeast Regional Director Noreen
Clough said continuing recovery activities are ongoing.
In an effort to reduce watercraft-related deaths, mana-
tee protection zones are being designated. Water-con-
trol-structure deaths are being addressed through pres-
sure sensitive devices to automatically open canal gates
if manatees become caught in the structures.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection is
also working with private conservation organizations
to protect manatee habitats in state waters through lim-
iting or prohibiting watercraft access.
Ambulance service on Island should be best in county
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the Island is not significant enough in terms of quan-
tity, quality and variety to support critical skills."
Latessa said providing EMS is very expensive and
the county saves money by taking advantage of other
county departments such as legal, purchasing, mainte-
nance and administration to offset expenses.
"All of those things are a part of the function of the
county government and not a part of EMS and we don't
pay for that. We spend $5 million a year to provide
EMS to the community, and we recoup $2.5 million
through user (transport) fees. So only $2.5 million
comes out of the general fund. If you spread that across
the entire county's tax base and you have a $1,000 tax
bill that's probably less than $2."
Latessa responded to questions about the ambu-
lance often being relocated off the Island.
"That's going to happen, but there's always one
covering the Island," he noted. "We allow them (para-
medics) to go have dinner or go on a run down to the
other end of the Island. The ambulance is on the Island
but it may not be sitting in that building. That's a false
sense of security.
"We don't move it on and off the Island that much.
If we move it off the Island, it goes to Kingfish Ramp
or Manatee Avenue and stands by. If it moves (from
those locations) that means we're down to one or two
ambulances (in the county). The amount of time the
ambulance spends off the Island in non-transport mode
Latessa was skeptical about the county rebating
taxes used to fund EMS to the Island district so it can
collect them if it opts to provide the service.
"Have you ever seen government rebate anybody's
taxes?" he asked. "It's a very complex issue that the
courts have debated for years and from a practical
standpoint, it's hard to believe it will actually happen.
Just the sheer mechanics alone is a very difficult thing."
Latessa said the fire district would also have to get
a certificate of need and necessity from the county in
order to provide the service and it has to demonstrate
that the current system is lacking and the proposed
system will be better.
"The idea of combining fire-rescue into one orga-
nization is a good one and I support it but I think it
should be done on a countywide basis," Latessa con-
As part of the forum, Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy
Price detailed the EMS Study Committee's work, find-
ings and recommendations, as reported in last week's
Islander Bystander. Earlier in the week Price made the
same presentation to the Coalition of Barrier Island
Volunteers sought to paint Tingley railing
Scraping and painting volunteers are being are wanted to paint the railing at the library at 111
sought to help out at the Tingley Memorial Library Second St. N.
in Bradenton Beach. Anyone interested in helping out should call
Commissioner Connie Drescher said helpers Drescher at 778-1005 or 778-2655.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N FEBRUARY 26, 1997 N PAGE 5 jIj
Speaker Webster: Florida House changes afoot
By Paul Roat
A change in the "pyramid of power" has been
vowed by incoming Florida House of Representatives
Speaker Dan Webster.
Webster, the first Republican leader of the Florida
House in 124 years, was the guest speaker at last
week's Manatee Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner.
"In the old system, three or four people decided
most of what happened in the House," Webster, 47,
told about 250 people at Back Bay Steakhouse. "Un-
der the changes we've made, we now have more people
involved in the process."
Webster has made some sweeping changes in the
way the House does business, both from a financial and
a legislative point of view.
He has eliminated more than 40 committees or sub-
committees and spread the 120 members of the House
into smaller and what he calls more manageable
groups. Webster also has vowed to do away with a
Tallahassee "ritual" of passing significant legislation in
the wee hours of the session: no legislative session will
last later than 6 p.m. this year, he said.
"Last year, the first bill that was passed was des-
ignating the official Florida pie," Webster said with a
laugh. "The last bill we passed was the $40 billion state
budget. That isn't right."
Webster has also made some major changes from
past practices of in-House budget management, an-
nouncing he would review, approve and sign all finan-
It's the season in Holmes Beach for election
signs to sprout up like daffodils in the spring. With
six candidates, there's no shortage of signs.
Several candidates have had trouble keeping their
signs out of the city right of way, which can often be
difficult to find, said Code Enforcement Officer Bill
Kepping. Kepping said when he sees signs in the right
of way, he calls the candidate and asks that the signs
be moved. If signs are not moved by the candidate,
Elected officials present last week at the Lincoln Day dinner included, from left, Florida Sen. John McKay,
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash, Commissioner Pat Glass, Commissioner Stan Stephens, Florida
Rep. Mark Flanagan, House Speaker Dan Webster, Executive Committee Chair Donna Hayes, Florida Sen.
Charlie Christ and State Attorney Earl Moreland. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
cial bills incurred by members of the House.
"One of the first statements I received was for en-
velopes for representatives," Webster said. "We used
730,000 envelopes last year, and we were paying twice
what anyone else was paying for them and contracting
with outside printers to produce them, yet we have our
own in-House print shop with an annual payroll of
$250,000. We're printing the envelopes ourselves now
and should save about $137,000 a year."
Webster also canceled a computer program that
was a $1.8 million expense that he said not only doesn't
work but is not owned by the Florida Legislature. He
also canceled a $13 million computer purchase that
amounted to every member of the Florida House of
Representati yes receiving three personal computers
and software at a cost of $40,000 per computer -- a
price Webster said was vastly higher than usual.
He also has changed some of the terminology
within the House. Legislative staffers who researched
pending legislation were previously called analysts -
now, they are called researchers.
As Webster put it: "We don't pay bureaucrats to
tell members of the Florida Legislature what's right or
wrong, which is what an 'analyst' implies."
they are removed and stored in the public works yard
for the owner to retrieve.
Kepping took political newcomer Irma
Bakelant-Lanning on a drive to show her where the
rights of way were located.
Kepping said he drove Lanning because he felt
that if she followed him in her car, the starting and
- stopping of two cars would have created a traffic
For an open ear to the public ...
Patricia A. Geyer
for City Council
Tue., March 11
HOLMES BEACH RESIDENT SINCE 1960
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS OWNER SINCE 1971
SERVING 18 YEARS IN SOLID CITY GOVERNMENT
(14 YEARS ON COUNCIL AND 4 YEARS AS MAYOR)
This seat on council will support:
* Construction of new city complex to meet our needs
and ADA needs
* Management of Growth and Density
* Continued Maintenance of Storm Water Drainage
* New Key Royale Bridge
* Dredging of Bimini/Key Royale Pass
* An All Island Police Force
* Island Ambulance Service
* Island .Beautification to Preserve "our little bit of Paradise"
I will represent ALL of the
citizens of Holmes Beach!
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Sunshine lesson two
We can't recall a time when two or more good,
honest folks politicians came forward to say it
was a mistake to have met in "private" in a contradic-
tion of the Florida Government-in-the-Sunshine Law.
They never say, oops, you got me. We did it. So sorry.
They've somehow always got an excuse the
best of which is, "We didn't mean any harm."
Chatting at cocktail parties is OK. Attending civic
functions and stating opinions, influencing other
elected officials in attendance is not OK.
We've heard plenty of elected folks say they avoid
the impression of impropriety by avoiding their fellow
elected officials in social situations. "Better safe than
sorry," they say.
After all, what do a mayor, commissioner, clerk
and public works official have to discuss at lunch be-
sides the weather?
Normally city officials can chat with county offi-
cials and not encounter a voting conflict. Different
boards, different constituents. As a matter of fact, it
wouldn't be unusual for a city official to lobby higher
authorities for services, assistance or community needs.
When a large group of officials from varied boards
sit on a regional board yet an even higher authority
with voting powers there is a problem with meeting
to discuss matters that have come before the board and
are certain to be heard again.
You could ask a couple of experienced Sarasota/
Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization members
who had a discussion in the restroom after a meeting
a few years ago. They found out the hard way that their
washroom "agreement to agree" was not made in the
"public" purview although it was overheard.
When Jim Meena and the president of the Key
Royale homeowner's association, Paul Swanberg, went
to the Island's MPO voting member, Anna Maria
Mayor Chuck Shumard, and asked him what he could
do to help them get funding to replace the bridge to
their Holmes Beach neighborhood they likely were not
plotting to break the sunshine law. No harm, right?
When Shumard called Manatee County Commis-
sioner Stan Stephens to ask for a meeting with Meena and
Swanberg to discuss funding assistance, he says joint
membership on the MPO with Stephens was incidental.
This newspaper found out about the meeting inno-
cently enough. The information came in the "you might
like to know" format under the pretense the meeting
was a secret only from Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
It seems the folks from Key Royale are under the
impression their mayor has alienated the Island's vot-
ing member on the MPO, Shumard, and they meant no
harm they just want the bridge funded.
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Commissioner Stephens says he offered to help
"on the county level," not with MPO business.
Stephens says he meant no harm. He says he
agreed to seek help from the county administrator and
transportation officials not on the MPO level. But,
he obviously recognized this as a transportation prob-
lem since it has come before the MPO in the past.
Ah, yes. They all meant no harm.
Island art record
Let's take a look at the record of art happenings on
Before 1989 there were no art groups, no art galler-
ies and no art shows on the Island. The Artists Guild took
a big chance when they staged the first outdoor art show
in December 1989 and gambled on the expertise of mem-
bers who had been in art shows in other locations. The first
show was successful and tradition was begun.
The Art League took an even bigger gamble in
opening the Island Gallery West as they were required
to pay rent, and the first rents came out of the pockets
of members who showed their work.
Where are the people to say "thank you for bring-
ing the beauty of original art to the Island"? Instead
there is implied that the jury system for the festival is
influenced by membership in the organization. ... You
are probably thinking that I am writing this because I
have been involved in the art groups from the begin-
ning. This is true. But to borrow a line from a recent
movie, "Sometimes more isn't better, it's just more."
Jane G. Fitzgerald, Holmes Beach
I want to'offer my thanks to Rhonda Hammond of
Community Affairs for giving me the opportunity to dis-
play and sell my award-winning pottery at the "Anna
Maria Art and Craft Festival" Feb. 15-16 in Holmes
Even more thanks and cheers to The Islander By-
stander for opening up our eyes to people who tried to
prevent this festival from happening.
As they say in show business, "Rain or shine, the
show must go on." And go on it did.
Good advice: Don't let anyone rain on your parade,
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If this meeting related merely to county business,
why didn't the two Holmes Beach residents work from
within their own city government?
If the meeting was so harmless and they want
to be so helpful why couldn't they do it in the open?
If they get the funding they need, we are sure to
hear, "No harm, no foul." But will we hear it in the
or art festival in this case. Thanks in part to the Feb. 19
Stir-it-up column on Sour Grapes and another article in
The Islander Bystander, I had a great show.
Debbie Keller-McCartney, Anna Maria City
What's the hurry? asks Islander
With this year's excellent weather, along with our
Island's natural beauty, why are so many visitors in
such a hurry that they can not tolerate the 25 mph speed
limit in tiny Anna Maria City?
Sometimes the rage engraved on their faces causes
them to pass other cars which are proceeding within the
limit. This happens in mid-day when children and cy-
clists are present.
While already in paradise, must they, in their in-
sane rush toward death, endanger our citizens, espe-
cially the very young and the elderly, in the center of
our beautiful city?
M.J. Moore, Anna Maria City
A southern solution
In the "Your Opinion" section of the Feb. 19 edition,
Lorraine Hovey Sutherland of Holmes Beach offered a
suggestion as to having pedestrians extend an arm at a
right angle when wishing to cross at a pedestrian crossing.
For starters, us southerners don't care how you do
it up north. Secondly, if you are standing at a pedes-
trian crossing facing directly across the street, you are
ready to cross, not awaiting a pizza delivery or taxi
pickup. What if you were holding packages ofa baby
or pushing a wheelchair, etc., would drivers never stop?
A better solution is police enforcement of the regu-
lations regarding pedestrian crossings.
And Mrs. Sutherland should stop trying to force
her big city northern opinions on us Island bystanders.
Corinne Ramsey, Anna Maria
THOSE WERE THt AYS
Part 4, The Roaring Twenties
by June Alder
Northern tourists had just begun to succumb to Anna Maria's charms in 1921
when this diving platform was built.
DATE WITH DESTINY
In 1919 an itinerant actor named
Paul Gilmore arrived in Bradenton (then
known as Bradentown) to seek his for-
tune. He had been making a living trav-
eling through Florida with stage compa-
nies, and he was tired of it. As soon as
he saw Anna Maria Key with its spar-
kling white beaches and shady coves, it
struck him that herewastheideal setting
for a movie colony. y
Gilmore had already taken a fling at
movie production when he and a partner
set up a studio in.Tampa. But the time
wasn't right. The venture failed and he
went back to the touring stage shows.
Now was the time, he felt certain, to
take advantage of the postwar visits of
Northern tourists mostly war veter-
ans and their brides to wash away the
wartime blues. After all, no less a per-
sonage than D.W. Griffith, the Holly-
wood movie magnate, was giving inter-
views touting Florida because California
was "shot to pieces."
There was a cluster of cottages way
down on the extreme southern end of the
Island. It was Anna Maria's first subdi-
vision, West View, platted by a Tampa
entrepreneur in 1905. In the early years
Charlie Chaplin reigned as America's
most popular movie star the year Anna
Maria "starred" in a South Seas film.
of the century some of the "best
people" in Tampa summered there, but
it hadn't snapped back from the war-
Gilmore scraped up the money to
buy the land, along with a dozen or so
houses, a bayside dock, a beach pavil-
ion and a water slide. He renamed the
few sandy streets after movie stars and
called the place "Paul Gilmore's Orien-
tal and Film City, Inc."
But sales of his properties did not
take off. The main reason was the lack
of a bridge to the Island. You had to
holler across the sound to get a boat-
man to take you across to the beach.
Then Gilmore landed a contract to
make a film for a New York company
called Character Films. They wanted a
tropical setting for a story about a plan-
tation owner (supposedly in the Philip-
pines) who rescues his lady-love from
a burning ship and, with his heroine, is
washed ashore on a sun-drenched
desert island. The plot was typical of
the South Seas adventures and jungle
films then so popular.
Production of "The Isle of Des-
tiny" began early in the spring of 1920.
The movie preparations created quite a
stir among the handful of island resi-
dents. They got the chance to ogle the
glamorous actors and actresses, watch
crews setting up cameras and lighting
equipment powered by generators (this
was long before Anna Maria Island got
wired), and perhaps hire on as an extra
(there were as many as 500 in the pic-
When "Destiny" opened on Broad-
way Gilmore's investors were jubilant
at the good reviews. But the euphoria
evaporated after the movie failed to
gain national distribution. Gilmore
tried to salvage some profit from the
venture by making a personal tour of
Florida with the movie in 1921, but it
didn't do any good.
His dream of making Anna Maria
the "movie capital of the West Coast"
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Proposed change will reduce airplane noise
By Pat Copeland
Although Holmes Beach is not considered a high-
traffic noise area, a proposed change will reduce noise
from airplane fly-overs, airport officials said last week.
The Holmes Beach City Council invited the offi-
cials to respond to recent complaints from residents
about increased noise from airplanes using the
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
Noah Lagos, senior director of aviation, first re-
futed a recent statement by Elmo Torres, a Holmes
Beach resident and retired pilot. Torres had told council
that the flight pattern changed in January and "it comes
over the city on certain days and under certain condi-
"A lot of people come away with some ideas that
aren't current or steeped in factual information," Lagos
said. "The airport hasn't changed any flight procedures
in quite awhile."
The airport has a limited ability to regulate noise,
Lagos explained. The Federal Aviation Administration
provides guidelines to airports to enact mitigation mea-
sures, and the airport's first noise compatibility pro-
gram was approved in 1990.
"Over the last couple of years we've been working
with the airport authority, the community and consultants
to help the airport formulate a revised noise compatibil-
ity plan," Lagos said. "One of the features of the proposed
plan is a change to the standard instrument departure
which would take aircraft that are departing towards the
northwest and route them across Longboat Key."
The proposed plan has been reviewed by the FAA
and revised by airport officials based on comments
from the FAA. The revised plan must be approved by
the airport authority and resubmitted to the FAA for a
second round of comments.
Dave Ingram, the airport's manager of environ-
mental affairs, said airplanes are released on course
after reaching 3,000 feet. The average altitude over the
Island is about 6,000 feet. The higher an airplane flies
the less noise it creates on the ground.
"We propose that all aircraft will fly almost due
west across Longboat Key," he said. "When they're
released back on course, I can't promise you there
won't be some aircraft going across [the Island] but
they'll most likely be higher than 6,000 feet when they
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore asked if Longboat
Key officials are lobbying against the proposed change.
All commercial aircraft departures through Anna Maria airspace are marked in gray. Altitude was 6,730.
"They're unhappy about it," Lagos responded.
"They've hired a firm from Washington, D.C., to try
and intercede in the approval process for the document
that will allow this procedure to begin."
"Why did you propose a change" Whitmore asked.
"We looked at the impact to people in the higher
noise sensitive areas and it will be less," Lagos said.
"From FAA's perspective noise [over the Island] is at
such a low level that there is no consideration about the
impact because of the altitude of the airplanes."
Lagos said the airport does not control the air space
and has no way to enforce its procedures. It must seek
cooperation from the airplanes and the pilots and cur-
rently gets about 90-percent cooperation. Other factors
such as weather, safety and load also affect the perfor-
mance of airplanes.
Councilman Ron Robinson said the proposed plan
will bring airplanes directly over the Island after they
turn north. Lagos said they will be about 2,000 feet
higher, which will reduce the noise.
Councilwoman Billie Martini said some pilots
don't follow the accepted procedure.
"The sad fact is that there is no yellow brick road in
the sky," Lagos noted. "You're dealing with pilots who
have the ultimate authority to make decisions for the safety
of the aircraft with a varying degree of skill, equipment,,
load factors and weather conditions. We don't have the
ability to fine them if they violate the procedure."
A noise abatement committee makes recommenda-
tions to the airport authority, Lagos explained. It com-
prises citizens from both counties who are recom-
mended by board members.
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Ian Frederikson smacks one out of there during try-outs for the Anna Maria Island Little League. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat
Little League starts
season in Anna Maria
Anna Maria Island Little League starts the season
with a spaghetti dinner Friday, Feb. 28, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Sean Murphy, owner of Beach Bistro recently
named one of Florida's Top 20 restaurants by Florida
Trend magazine will cater the Kick Off the Season
Murphy said he'd like to serve bouillabaise, but at
ticket prices of $6 for adults and $5 for children, folks
will have to enjoy his pasta and sauce, Caesar salad and
cold drinks. Parents are asked to bring a dessert to
Players will pick up uniforms at the dinner. Base-
ball pants will be on sale for $10 on a first-come, first-
served basis for stock and size.
On Saturday, March 1, players are asked to meet
at the Island Baptist Church at 8:45 a.m. for the a grand
parade of teams to the Center.
The parade will leave the church at 9 a.m. and
travel down Gulf Drive to Magnolia and then to the
Center where the 1997 season gets under way featur-
ing a jamboree of games that start at 10 a.m.
These pre-season games are "just for fun" and will
not count in 1997 standings, according to league direc-
tor Scott Dell. The concession stand will be open dur-
ing jamboree games.
Holmes Beach police arrested Gerald Davies, 39,
of Holmes Beach, Feb. 17 and charged him with aggra-
vated battery following an incident with two motorists.
According to the reports: Davies was riding his bi-
cycle with his wife and child and stopped at a stop sign
on Second Avenue at 48th Street. As John and Katrina
Hewlin of Bradenton also approached the stop sign,
Davies' wife and child rode through the intersection
Davies said he thought Katrina Hewlin, who was
driving the vehicle, was trying to hit them and yelled pro-
fanities at her and pounded on the hood of the vehicle.
The Hewlins proceeded around the block, driving
north on Second Avenue at 52nd Street, when Davies
attempted to block their path. They said they drove into
the S & S Plaza where they parked and Davies rode up
on his bicycle, reached through the passenger side win-
dow and punched John Hewlin in the head.
According to the report, Katrina Hewlin got out of
the vehicle and Davies attempted to punch her but
missed. He then picked up his bicycle and threw it at
her, hitting her. When John Hewlin attempted to get out
of the vehicle, Davies forced him back inside and at-
tempted to hit him again.
Katrina Hewlin asked witnesses to call the police
and Davies fled on his bicycle. The Hewlins pursued
him as he rode to the police station where Davies was
placed in custody.
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The Anna Maria Privateers and their ship's can-
non blowing will be on hand to welcome the commu-
nity to the organization's final Thieves' Market for
A variety of vendors will complete the market to
be held at Holmes Beach City Hall field on Saturday,
March 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Privateers' will be selling hot dogs and soda.
A few vendor spaces are available and reserva-
tions can be obtained by calling 778-5777. Walk-on
vendors are welcome as of 6 a,m. for spaces at $15
Island chamber to hold
Volunteers of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce will hold a Treasures Sale on Saturday,
March 1, at the Privateers Thieves' Market, Holmes
Beach City Hall Field.
The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Save Anna Maria bakes,
Save Anna Maria Inc. will hold a bake sale on
Saturday, March 1, at the Privateers Thieves' Market
at the Holmes Beach City Hall Field from 8:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Donations to the sale will be accepted at Haley's
Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, on Friday, Feb. 28, or directly
at the Thieves' Market.
SAM asks that donated items be boxed.
For information about SAM or the sale, call 778-
Monday night bridge group
The Monday Night Bridge Group meets Monday
evenings at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation
in Holmes Beach, except for the first Monday of each
month, when they play at Back Bay Steakhouse.
Call Barbara Parkman at 778-3390 by 10 a.m. Sat-
urday, March 1, for a reservation and to order a meal for
5 p.m. bridge and dining on Monday, March 3.
Island Branch Library
announces new hours
The Island Branch Library will be open Monday
and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and
Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The new hours are effective Monday, March 3.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Call 778-6341 for additional information.
Writers group to meet at
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will meet at 10:15
a.m. Monday, March 3, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
There will be a workshop and readings by members.
Visitors are welcome.
For information, call 792-5295.
Humorist poet to speak at
Artists Guild social
Poet and author Marguerite Loucks Dye's motto
is "Laugh Loud and Live Longer" and folks will be
doing just that as she reads from her newest book of
poems poking good-natured fun at seniors and their
foibles at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island's
monthly social to be held on Monday, March 3, at 7
Dye, a member of seven poetry and writers
groups, has been a guest speaker at writers confer-
ences around the world and will have a book signing
of her new work after the program.
The social will be held at the Episcopal Church of
the Annunciation in Lowe Hall, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Refreshments will be served at 6:30
p.m. and the public is invited to attend.
Call 778-6694 for more information.
Looking into crystal ball
Picture yourself winning this blown-glass piece
donated by Jim and Mary Kark of Douglasville, Ga.,
for the art raffle at the Anna Maria Island Springfest
on March 8-9. The drawing for the raffle will be at 4
p.m. Sunday. Winners need not be present to win.
Register now for new
classes at Art League
The Anna Maria Island Art League is currently
accepting registration for three new classes.
The classes are:
Open Studio Proctored/no instructor, live
model, Thursdays, Feb. 27 to April 17, 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. All media welcome.
Oil/Acrylic Painting Peggy Clark Pearson,
instructor, Tuesdays, March 18 to May 6, 12:30 to 2:30
Creative Writing Peggy Clark Pearson, in-
structor, Tuesdays, March 25 to May 13, 9 to 11:30
For cost and additional information, call the league
at 778-2099 or stop by atf5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Three exhibits open at
Island Branch Library
The Island Branch Library invites the public to
view the three exhibits displayed during the month of
The exhibits are "Watercolors" by Mary Jane
Hemmelgarn of Bradenton Beach, "Portraits" by Nita
Saidoo and "Mixed Media" by members of the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria Island.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call
Woman's Club of Anna
Maria Island to meet
The General Federation of Women's Clubs
Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will hold its
monthly meeting Wednesday, March 5, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria, at 5 p.m.
Guest speaker Ann Rector will present a program
"Angles Around Us."
Membership information may be directed to
Margret Art, vice president, at 778-3624.
Episcopal women do
program on Lent March 9
in Lowe Hall
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation in Holmes Beach will have its monthly
meeting and luncheon March 6 in Lowe Hall.
The luncheon will be at noon following a program
on Lent presented by Father Fellows at the 10:15 a.m.
session. Reservations must be made by Monday,
March 3, at Lowe Hall or by telephoning 778-1638.
Publicity Chair Rosemary Carter added that all
who contributed to the White Elephant sale last month
are to be thanked. The contributions, she said, allow the
group to continue to support charitable efforts.
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Speaker will be Mikki Hartig of the Sarasota His-
torical and Architectural Research Services. The topic
will be the benefits and results of the National Regis-
ter of Historic Places and Historic Building Surveys.
She also will lead a discussion on the potential for
a National Register of Historic Places for Longbeach,
the focus of Longboat Key's first development.
This will be an opportunity for local governmen-
tal officials, property owners and other interested per-
sons to learn about the national register, its benefits and
how it relates to Longboat Key's comprehensive plan.
Attendees will have an opportunity to express their
views and interest in the creation of a historic district
encompassing the early buildings within the
Hartig has conducted numerous building surveys
in Florida and assisted in placing more than 50 prop-
erties throughout the state on the national register.
Some of the historic districts which she has worked
to create include Sarasota, Ocala, Moore Haven and
Hartig's firm assists government agencies and
property owners throughout the state in researching
and documenting historic properties, obtaining his-
toric designation utilizing historic preservation tax
credits, rehabilitation of historic buildings and iden-
tifying and obtaining historic preservation grant
For further information about the event, call Bob
Burnett of the Longboat Village Association at 383-
0048 after 6 p.m.
SHARE food packages
available at Island
All Island Denominations and the Anna
Maria Island Community Center will distribute
free Easter SHARE packages to needy families
on March 22, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the
If you know a deserving family or commu-
nity member or if you would like to receive an
Easter SHARE food package, an application
must be completed by Saturday, March 8, at the
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
For information on the SHARE program,
call Liva Flesner at the Center, 778-1908.
B. Ilene Clark
B. Ilene Clark, 74, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 17
in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Ovid, Mich., Mrs. Clark came to Manatee
County from Elsie, Mich., in 1975. She was a member
of the Elsie United Methodist Church in Elsie, Mich.
She was a former Girl Scout and Brownie leader and
a former member of the band boosters in Elsie.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph; a daugh-
ter, Sue Clark Bakita of Rockford, Mich.; three sisters,
Elnore VanOrsdo Fields of St. Johns, Mich., Donna
Smith of Owosso, Mich., and Anne Byrnes of Ovid; a
brother, John Vaniman Jr. of Ovid; two grandchildren;
and one great-grandchildren.
Service was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home
in Holmes Beach with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiat-
ing. Memorial contributions may be made to American
Heart Association, Suncoast Chapter, Manatee County
Branch, 6028 26th St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34207.
Bruce W. Graham
Bruce W. Graham, 47, of Bradenton and a former
resident of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 17.
Born in Phoenixville, Pa., Mr. Graham came to this
area in 1989 from Tampa, Fla. He was a Christian.
He is survived by his companion, Helen Straitwell
of Bradenton; sons, Dustin of Tampa, Fla., and Jason
of Richmond Hill, Ga.; and a sister, Leslie Morris of
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The community is invited to vote for its three
favorite works at the mixed media show to be
presented by the Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island. An opening reception will be held Sunday,
March 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. The show will run to
March 31. Last year more than 500 people cast
their votes on 55 pieces offine art. Oil painter Lois
Lietz is one of the many artists who invite you to
attend. Ballots will be available at the door. First,
second and third place ribbons will be awarded.
The gallery is located at 5414 Marina Drive, Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
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Island Artists Guild
League to hold reception
for student show
The Anna Maria Island Art League invites the
community to an opening reception for artists in its
student show including work from all ages groups,
from children to adult students. The student show will
be on exhibit from Feb 28 to March 28.
Refreshments will be served at the reception on
Friday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the League, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Call the League at 778-2099 for information.
Services were held at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, Holmes Beach. Memorial do-
nations may be made to a charity of your choice.
William T. Sperry
William T. Sperry, a Holmes Beach winter resi-
dent for 25 years, died of complications after surgery
in Fort Lauderdale.
Sperry, 92, of Panther Valley, Hackettstown,
N.J., was a 25-year member of the Anna Maria Island
Sperry retired in 1970 as assistant comptroller of
Public Service Electric and Gas Company. He also
served as chairman of the Accounts Committee of the
Edison Electric Institute.
Active in civic affairs, he was a member of the
Plainfield Lions Club for 46 years, serving as trea-
surer, president and deputy district governor.
Sperry graduated from New York University and
took graduate courses at the University of Michigan.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Delia
Intveld Sperry; son William T. Sperry Jr. of
Wilmington, Del.; daughter Barbara Kliner
MacQueen of Tamarac, Fla.; five grandchildren and
Services are Friday, Feb. 28, at Layton Funeral
Home in Bedminster, N.J.
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Meet Holmes Beach council candidates
By Pat Copeland
It's campaign time in Holmes Beach as six candi-
dates prepare their platforms for the March 11 election.
Incumbents Luke Courtney and Don Maloney as
well as former mayor and councilwoman Pat Geyer
face new political hopefulls Irma Backelant-Lanning,
Sue Normand and Mercedes Thornburg.
The following profiles offer an introduction to the
candidates and a position statement from each on issues
facing city government.
Holmes Beach voters will have an opportunity to
meet candidates up close and personal at a forum spon-
sored by The Islander Bystander at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs-
day, Feb. 25, at Back Bay Steakhouse, 5325 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Irma Backelant-Lanning is seeking her first term
Backelant-Lanning, 52, is a native of Detroit,
Mich. She holds a nursing diploma from Sinai Hospi-
tal in Detroit and a B.A. in social psychology and com-
munications from the University of Colorado.
She owned a medical management firm and was a
tive in Colorado. She and
her husband worked in the
Caribbean with Doctors to
the World and with Casa in
She is vice president
of Voice of Freedom, a for-
profit foundation formed to
educate the public on the
Backelant-Lanning constitutional role of gov-
ernment and to protect the
rights of the individual. She has produced and hosted
nationally syndicated radio shows for the foundation.
Backelant-Lanning and her husband, Dr. John
Lanning, an emergency room physician, came to the
Island five years ago. She has seven sons and five
"While I have short-term goals, like the utilization
of mediation for dispute resolution or improving the
drainage system, those are really problem solving is-
sues," Backelant-Lanning noted. "My real long-term
goal for Holmes Beach is to have a government that
makes decisions based on the principles of the legiti-
mate role of government, the fiscal responsibility of
that government, and most importantly, protection of
the rights of the citizen. How can we work for the wel-
fare of the community if we violate the rights of the
individuals of that community?"
Backelant-Lanning responded to the question, "Do
you think the city has a noise problem and how should
it be solved?"
"I truly feel for people exposed to unwanted noise,
but the proposed noise ordinance is not the solution.
The mayor has written that the intent of this ordinance
is to control disorderly conduct, but there is already an
ordinance on the books for that. The city attorney has
advised that it is unconstitutional, and the code enforce-
ment officer has said it would be impossible to enforce.
"I propose that first people try to talk to each other
and if they can't resolve their differences, call in one
of the 70 certified court mediators that cost nothing and
have a 72-percent success rate. Let's invoke the rules
of civility before we write another law."
Luke Courtney is seeking a third term on council.
He has served as council chairman during and is active
in civic and community af-
Courtney, 51, is a na-
tive of Chicago, Ill., and has
a B.A. in psychology from
the University of California,
Los Angeles. He was a lieu-
tenant in the U.S. Navy and
served two tours of duty in
Courtney He worked in sales
and management for Com-
puter Sciences Corporation, Western Union and
Pitney-Bowes. He and his wife Joy came to the Island
in 1989 and. currently operate Haley's Motel. They
have one daughter.
Courtn'ey's goals for the city include:
Keep the "Island paradise" we have now while
solving problem areas that have been at issue for many
years, for example, the replacement of the Key Royale
Bridge and residential rental restrictions.
Maintain the present density.
Refurbish the Anna Maria Island Bridge and add
a safety lane.
Pursue state and federal funding for the Key
Build a new city hall complex to meet Americans
with Disabilities Act requirements.
Get an Island tower for improved cellular com-
Help the Privateers' solve their float storage prob-
Courtney responded to the question, "Do you think
the city is taking the right steps in handling the contigu-
ous lot problem?"
"The council is taking the right steps in looking at
it but the city didn't handle it correctly in the first place.
We had two building supervisors interpret the law in
two different ways, so it's time for council to step in
and clarify it. There are all kinds of factors and rami-
fications to consider.
"I interpret the ordinance as John Fernandez
(former building official) did in 1989. I cannot under-
stand how if two people own two side-by-side lots, the
lots are buildable. But if one person owns those lots,
they're not buildable. I'm very strong on property
rights but the laws and ordinances have to maintain
what's best for the community and property rights are
not a license to do anything."
Pat Geyer, former Holmes Beach mayor and coun-
cil member, is once again seeking a council seat.
Geyer, 66, served as a council member from 1978
to 1990 and 1994 to 1996 and as mayor for two terms
from 1990 to 1994. In 1996 she lost her bid for a coun-
Geyer, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, completed two
years at the University of
Cincinnati in traffic man-
agement. She and her hus-
band Ed have been full-time
I '^ Island residents since 1960.
Geyer, known as "Miss
Duffy," has owned Duffy's
Tavern since 1971. The pair
have five daughters and
three grandchildren. She has
Geyer been actively involved in
the Anna Maria Island
Community Center and other civic and community
Geyer's goals for the city include:
Building a new city complex to meet the stan-
dards of the Americans With Disabilities Act and give
city employees more space.
Replacing the Key Royale Bridge.
Dredging Bimini Pass.
Supporting on going beach renourishment.
Supporting on going drainage projects.
Opposing giving away any city streets or property.
Opposing any increase in density.
Geyer responded to the question, "How do you feel
about funding to replace the Key Royale Bridge?"
"The bridge was built by a private contractor for
the subdivision and then dedicated to the city," ex-
plained Geyer. "It's now a part of our city road system
and the city is responsible to build a new bridge. If we
can get funds from the state, that's great, but we
shouldn't count on it."
Geyer said several years ago council discussed estab-
lishing a special taxing district to pay for bridge repairs
and replacement but didn't support the idea because the
bridge is on a city street and everyone has the right to use
it. She opposes establishing a special taxing district.
Incumbent Don Maloney is seeking his second
term on council. He was formerly on the city's code
enforcement board and is active in civic and
Maloney, 69, is a native of Yonkers, N.Y. He stud-
ied engineering at the University of Delaware and jour-
nalism at Syracuse University. He also attended the
graduate school of sales and
marketing at Syracuse Uni-
He was employed for
'. 30 years in various manage-
S ment positions with the Har-
ris Corporation. He served
/ as a consultant on Japanese-
S. American business opportu-
S ., nities and problems and was
Maloney CEO of a joint venture that
he negotiated between the
Harris Corporation and Japan's Maribeni Corporation.
He is the author of seven books on Japan, as well as
numerous published magazine and newspaper articles.
Maloney and his wife Sarah came to the Island in
1992 and have two sons, two daughters and 10 grand-
Maloney's goals for the city include:
Developing a capital improvements plan and
Building a new city hall complex to meet Ameri-
cans With Disabilites Act requirements.
Implementing a stormwater drainage plan.
Spending money on dependable maintenance of
the Anna Maria Island Bridge (Manatee Avenue) and
"if any more is to be spent, use it to build a third
Streamlining the current home occupation license
Developing activities for the 13 through 18-year-
old age group.
Enforcing the present noise ordinance.
Maloney responded to the question, "Should the
city restrict residential rental duration and if so, how do
you feel about the proposed ordinance?"
"Yes. The mere fact that we have put the city in dif-
ferent residential zones indicates the government has rec-
ognized they don't all have the same circumstances. For
example 30-day rentals in Key Royale makes sense, be-
cause I don't believe weekend people want to stay there.
However, 30 days for the whole city is unreasonable.
"People's vacations are generally 14 days, includ-
ing travel time, so 14 days concerns me. I believe seven
days can be worked out in certain circumstances.
There's no way to make everybody happy, so we have
to decide what's best for the majority of the people."
Sue Normand is making a second bid for a coun-
cil seat and currently serves as chairman of the plan-
ning commission. She is involved in civic, charity and
Normand, 53, is a native of Virginia and attended
American University in
Washington, D.C. She has
additional education in busi-
ness management and real
estate. She is a broker with
Preferred Properties Inter-
national in Holmes Beach
'- l ~and president of NIC, a
Normand "I'm not related to
Mike Norman of Mike
Norman Realty, Inc.," Normand stressed. She says
people commonly draw that conclusion because of the
similarity in names.
Normand has lived on the Island since 1979 and
has a son and a daughter, both reared in Holmes Beach.
Normand's goals for the city include:
Expanded city services, for example, improving
city streets and sidewalks, including paving, signage,
maintenance and repair, and improving drainage.
Improved method of code enforcement.
Council meetings to be conducted more profes-
sionally with "common sense and stability added to the
Normand responded to the question, "Should the
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city regulate trailer and RV parking and if so, how?"
"From what I have heard, most people want some
regulations because they would like their neighbor-
hoods to look nice, and one of the goals of the ordi-
nance is beautification. Others say the trailers are a part
of the ambiance, but I disagree with that.
"Council's idea to have people park their trailers
and RVs in their side or back yards was good but I
don't believe in making people cut down trees, plants
or fences to do so. I believe we need some regulations
but they should not cause undue hardship on residents."
Mercedes Thornburg is making her first bid for a
council seat but claims many years involvement in city
meetings and civic affairs.
Thornburg, 68, is a native of Kansas City, Mo., and
attended the College of St. Teresa and Longview College
in Kansas City. In addition, she has attended continuing
adult education classes throughout her life. She attended
the 1996 Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy sponsored
by the Manatee County sheriff's office.
She worked for the Nelson Trust as financial man-
ager for the Nelson Art Gallery in Kansas City. She and
her husband Jon established an RV sales and rental
business in Kansas City. She was also secretary at the
First Christian Church in
S Blue Springs, Mo.
She and Jon came to
the Island in 1986 after rear-
S. ing five daughters in Mis-
for the city include:
Anna Maria Island Bridge
Thornburg and adding a safety lane, as
well as making the Florida
Department of Transportation accountable for why it
hasn't spent money on repairs.
Supporting Island businesses and promoting a
social and cultural event to be called An Evening Out
on Anna Maria.
Continuing to oppose the use of Orimulsion by
Florida Power and Light.
Addressing the problem of odor emanating from
sewage pumping stations.
Remain an independent candidate representing no
special interest group.
Approving plans for a new city hall complex be-
fore the city is sued because its buildings are inacces-
sible to the handicapped.
Supporting the Anna Maria Island Community
Helping with decisions facing the city as the 21st
Thornburg responded to the question, "What's
your opinion of the proposed city hall complex?"
"I strongly favor building a new city complex that
meets the standards of the Americans With Disabilities
Act. Two previous administrations dragged their feet
and now we must move forward. It has been an embar-
rassment to have to go to other city halls in order to
hold bridge hearings and other important meetings.
"The architect was not given enough information in
the beginning and the planning should have been better.
The buildings need to be more friendly in appearance and
usefulness. The design does not reflect Florida or the im-
age we need to project in years to come."
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Mile-long sand waves protect Island
By David Futch
There's no surfing these underwater waves off
the north end of Anna Maria Island.
They're called sand waves and they're long, tall
and moving at an alarming pace about 30 feet per
Guy Gelfenbaum, U.S. Geological Survey
oceanographer who for the past four years has been
conducting the West Central Florida Coastal Stud-
ies Project, said he discovered the sand waves while
taking aerial photographs.
"They are 50 to 100 meters in wavelength dis-
tance between crests and the heights are between one
and two meters (more than six feet)," Gelfenbaum
said. "One to two meters high when you're diving on
it is very subtle. But they're really there. These are
quite large. You don't tend to find features this large
in this environment (Gulf coast)."
The USGS has another year left on a study of the
Gulf Coast from Anclote Key near Tarpon Springs
Researchers hope the five-year study will help
them understand the distribution and quality of sand
on the shallow coastal shelf, Gelfenbaum said.
According to Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection figures, approximately 65 percent
of the beaches of West Central Florida are consid-
ered critical erosion areas.
"Sand is a resource important to the entire area,"
he said. "We want to understand where it is and why
it's where it is."
Gelfenbaum said the Anna Maria sand waves act
as a large natural barrier for the Island.
What people should be concerned about are the
cold fronts and hurricanes and the large amount of
wave energy and the response of the sand to these
"We don't know if a hurricane every 20 years is
worse for the coast or if three or four hard cold fronts
every year is worse," he said. "We don't know which
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causes more damage to the coast."
How is this relevant to Islanders?
"I'm an expert in understanding what's going on
out there," Gelfenbaum said. "Relating it to what you
have to be concerned about gets back to philosophical
questions (regarding beach renourishment)."
Gelfenbaum said that at a Beach Preservation
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will get the sand for beach renourishment, he said.
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"They have no idea whether there is enough sand
out here. They have not thought to ask the question,"
Gelfenbaum said. "The majority of the people are
happy with their beach renourishment projects. It
gives them recreation and protection. It solves their
problems. So they are accepting beach
renourishment as a way of life."
Most large sand waves are found in fast-flowing
rivers or in places like the northeast U.S. where there
are dramatic tidal changes, he said.
In another peculiar aspect, the waves off Bean
Point are at a 90-degree angle to the shore.
"It's not common to find these features perpen-
dicular to shore," he said. "You don't find them
coming right up to shore like these. And they extend
three kilometers offshore.
"To be honest, I didn't think they were modem and
active. Or that they were being formed by processes
occurring today. I didn't think they were moving."
Oh, but they are. About nine meters a year,
"That was quite surprising and dynamic. The mi-
gration is pretty quick," Gelfenbaum said. "When
we looked at the rest of them, these waves kilome-
ters long were migrating to the south."
Scientists took historical aerial photographs
from 1951, 1965, 1977, 1980 and 1991.
Using a sophisticated process called
orthorectification, they overlay the features from dif-
ferent decades and compare them on a computer.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N FEBRUARY 26, 1997 N PAGE 15 Ei
Volunteers sought for
beach clean up chores Saturday,
March 8, in Anna Maria City
Keep Manatee Beautiful is looking for volun-
teers who want to help clean up Anna Maria City's
On Saturday, March 8, five teams of volunteers
will gather at different spots and gather trash from
White Street on the Gulf to Galati Marina on Bimini
Dubbed the Better Manatee Cleanup, the event
operates different than the Florida Coastal Cleanup
They determined the waves were moving.
Fast-flowing rivers create bars that are never
higher than 20 percent of the water depth, he said.
In some places, the Anna Maria sand waves are
higher than 20 percent of the water depth.
That could only mean there is not a uniform flow
of water going parallel to the coast and causing these
sand waves, he said.
"This suggests there are some other processes
taking place. My guess it's a combination of the tidal
flow going back and forth and cold fronts,"
Gelfenbaum said. "You have these strong winds that
start blowing from the south then turn around and
blow from the north. The data confirm the bars are
which requires volunteers to count everything they
find from old tires to each cigarette butt.
The March 8 cleanup will ask volunteers to
separate recyclable materials from disposable
stuff. No need to count anything.
Volunteers can call Anna Maria City Hall at
778-0781 and ask for Donna or Peggy. Volunteers
may also call Commissioner Elaine Burkly at 778-
moving like crazy."
USGS researchers are interested in the science
behind local engineering problems. They are the data
We want to be out front to understand what the
distribution of sand is on the inner shelf,
"We think that if you're going to wed yourself
to building on the coast and renourishing the coast-
line, it would be nice to know where the sediments
are and why they are the way they are so that even-
tually you could predict these types of things," he
said. "We want to gather the basic information man-
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The 1997 Anna Maria Island Community Center Most Valuable Players are, left
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Mario Torres of Division II, Barry Andricks of Division I and Steven Faasse of
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Sato, Louise Connelly, Travis Rice, Ben Sato and Assistant Coach Mike Sato.
Front row left to right are Shauna Kim, Max Brickse and Josh Sato.
The Defensive Players of the Year for 1997 in the Anna Maria Island Community
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Wallen, Lorenzo Rivera, Aaron Stark and Kevin Greunke.
Division III champions Anna Maria Oyster Bar are Assistant Coach Don Faasse,
Steven Faasse, Ian Douglas, Kevin Kirn, Scottie Steenstra, Joe Judeh, Zachary
Vidal, Tyler Fitzgerald and Coach Drew Douglas.
Exercise and information
The Anna Maria Community Center aerobic group
and some line dancers received information on
osteoporosis and the importance of bone density
testing and calcium intake after sharing a Valentine
lunch. Sharing the information were, from left
seated, Jean Sames, Harriet Ward and Virginia
Carrothers. The on going aerobic class meets
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dancing meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Everyone is
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ij PAGE 18 N FEBRUARY 26, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Fishing Fest, weather brings out largest crowd ever
By David Futch
Islander Reporter ... -r .
Beautiful weather allowed more than 30,000
people to get outside and enjoy last weekend's 15th
Annual Cortez Fishing Festival.
Karen Bell, who along with seven other volunteers
with the Cortez Chapter of Organized Fishermen of
Florida organized the festival, said that more than
12,000 people paid $2 each to see, feel, taste and touch
the village's history. : : -
Bell said there were more than 30,000 people both --.a _
days because children were allowed in free.
On Sunday, more than 15,000 people enjoyed sum-
mer weather in February with temperatures in the 80s.
"We couldn't have asked for better cooperation
from Mother Nature," Bell said. "When it clouded up
Saturday, most people had already been there and had
their fun. And Sunday the weather was wonderful. The
food and artists were great."
For Bell, the large cardboard fish boxes that nor- .
mally are used to hold 1,000 pounds of fish were one
of the festival hits. "
It wasn't because they were used as trash
dumpsters, but because of their brightly painted sides.
The boxes with a sealife motif were painted by Mana-
tee County school children. More than 30,000 people enjoyed the sights and tastes of Cortez during the annual fishing festival.
Artist Linda Molto said the festival went off with- L .. .5
out a hitch. '
"It was mobbed both days. I went to get some food Molly Taylor gets a
at 4 p.m. Sunday and they were out," Molto said. "I "facial" during the
have never seen this many people here. Great festival." activities. Molly is the
First place in the festival art show went to Ines granddaughter oflong-time
Norman of Bradenton Beach for her painted icon Cortezian Alcee Taylor.
plaques of the patron saints of Cortez. Molto said they Islander Photo:Courtesy
sold out in a hurry. -Ines Norman.
Second place honors went to Adam Ellis of Cortez
for his painted fish on old wood Ellis found in and
around the water.
Third place went to Doc Herman of Bradenton. He
painted recycled metal and galvanized roofing with
birds, sea creatures, lizards and fish. -
Molto described it as "quite interesting and quite
What's s hosted by the goinfavoriteg community newspaper. They save it for tide reports, school menus,
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 26, 1997 K PAGE 19 Bj
Tour of Longboat Key homes,
gardens March 8
Six Longboat Key homes deemed "outstanding"
will be open to the public on the 21st annual Home and
Garden Tour Saturday, March 8. i
The homes were selected by the Longboat Key
Garden Club and volunteered by their owners, said
Virginia Sanders, president of the sponsoring garden
club. "They are truly outstanding," she said.
A $10 ticket opens the tour to the bearer wherever
he or she chooses to join the event. Proceeds go to the
club's programs and charities, including beautification 7. "<".
of the key, scholarships, environmental protection and N.' :- IWK..
gardening books for the Longboat library.
Starting in Country Club Shores and moving north, iti"J- '
the homes are those of Julie and Dieter Schulzinsky, *E iil IH
513 Yawl Lane; Becky and Doug Martell, 1610 Har-
bor Cay; Vizcaya condominium at 2401 Gulf of
Mexico Drive; Dr. and Mrs. Kamal Greiss, 3322 Sabal
Cove; Donna and Vernon Hampton, 3040 Gulf of
Mexico Drive; and Pat and Brian Clark, 6917 Bayside
in the Village. .
A stop en route is programmed at the Bicentennial
Park, 501 Bay Isles Road next to Town Hall, where
club members will be on hand with refreshments and
information at its "teaching landscape" garden. At
tour's end a free glass of wine or beer or a soft drink
is offered by the Mar Vista in the Village.
Tickets may be purchase at any of the homes dur-
ing the tour, at AMI West, 9801 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria, or at several locations on Longboat Key. One of the homes to be shown during the home and
Further information, 383-4823 of 383-4645. garden tour on Longboat Key March 8.
Helpmates to hold luncheon March 7
The Helpmates of the Anna Maria Island Members started the Helpmates in 1972 to
Power Squadron will install officers during a assist the squadron with fundraising.
luncheon at the Back Bay Steakhouse in Holmes Seven of the original Helpmates are still ac-
Beach at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 7. tive members.
Tickets for the luncheon are available now. For information about Helpmates or to pur-
The organization will also celebrate its 25th chase tickets to the luncheon, call Sarah Maloney
anniversary, at 778-4865.
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Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, Anna Maria 9:30 AM 11:55 AM 12:30 PM 2:55 PM 3:30 PM 5:55 PM
Anna Maria Oyster Bar / Ato's Restaurant 9:31 AM 11:54 AM 12:31 PM 2:54 PM 3:31 PM 5:54 PM
Rod & Reel Motel and Pier 9:33 AM 11:52 AM 12:33 PM 2:52 PM 3:33 PM 5:52 PM
Scotty's Dell 9:35 AM 11:50 AM 12:35 PM 2:50 PM 3:35 PM 5:50 PM
Eddie B's Restaurant 9:36 AM 11:49 AM 12:36 PM 2:49 PM 3:36 PM 5:49 PM
Blue Water Beach Club, Holmes Beach 9:42 AM 11:43 AM 12:42 PM 2:43 PM 3:42 PM 5:43 PM
Harrington House Bed & Breakfast Inn 9:43 AM 11:42 AM 12:43 PM 2:42 PM 3:43 PM 5:42 PM
Island Real Estate 9:44 AM 11:41 AM 12:44 PM 2:41 PM 3:44 PM 5:41 PM
La Toscana Italian Restaurant 9:44 AM 11:41 AM 12:44 PM 2:41 PM 3:44 PM 5:41 PM
The Islander Bystander 9:45 AM 11:40 AM 12:45-PM 2:40 PM 3:45 PM 5:40 PM
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce 9:46 AM 11:39 AM 12:46 PM 2:39 PM 3:46 PM 5:39 PM
First National Bank of Manatee 9:47 AM 111:38 AM 12:47 PM 2:38 PM 3:47 PM 5:38 PM
Westcoast Surf Shop 9:49 AM 111:36 AM 12:49 PM 2:36 PM 3:49 PM 5:36 PM
Shells Restaurant / Paradise Bagels 9:52 AM 111:33 AM 12:52 PM 2:33 PM 3:52 PM 5:33 PM
Econo Lodge, Bradenton Beach 9:55 AM 111:30 AM 12:55 PM 2:30 PM 3:55 PM 5:30 PM
Gulf Stream / Smuggler's Cove 9:58 AM 11:27 AM 12:58 PM 2:27 PM 3:58 PM 5:27 PM
Silver Surf Motel 9:58 AM 11:27 AM 12:58 PM 2:27 PM 3:58 PM 5:27 PM
Bridge Street Pier & Cafe 10:00 AM 11:25 AM 1:00 P. 2:25 PM 4:00 PM 5:25 PM
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant, Longboat Key 10:06 AM 11:19 AM 1:06 PM 2:19 PM 4:06 PM 5:19 PM
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce 10:08 AM 11:17 AM 1:08 PM 2:17 PM 4:08 PM 5:17 PM
Silver Sands Motel Apts. 10:12 AM 11:13 AM 1:12 PM 2:13 PM 4:12 PM 5:13 PM
Little Gull Condominum 10:14 AM 11:11 AM 1:14 PM 2:11 PM 4:14 PM 5:11 PM
Albritton Fruit Company 10:16 AM 11:04 AM 1:16 PM 2:04 PM 4:16 PM 5:04 PM
Avenue Of The Flowers 10:22 AM 10:58 AM 1:22 PM 1:58 PM 4:22 PM 4:58 PM
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, St. Armands Circle 10:33 AM 10:47 AM 1:33 PM 1:47 PM 4:33 PM 4:47 PM
*Radisson Resort & Cafe Lido, Lido Key 10:35 AM 10:45 AM 1:35 PM 1:45 PM 4:35 PM 4:45 PM
*Connect to Siesta Key. The Anna Maria Island Trolley Schedule is sponsored by The Islander Bystander. For information on
advertising in future issues including the Island street map call 778-7978. For trolley information call 346-3115.
The South Florida Museum, Bishop Plan-
etarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium will kick
off the month-long Manatee Heritage Days on
Saturday, March 1, with "Heritage Days at the
Museum" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A full day of
events are scheduled and children under 12 are
admitted free. Information: 746-4131.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy and
the Florida Park Service will hold the 37th Annual
Open House at Gamble Plantation State Historic Site
in Ellenton from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 2.
Special events are scheduled. Information: 723-4536.
Saint Stephen's Parents Club will host the
school's 13th Annual Gala Dinner and Auction on
Saturday, March 1, at the Hyatt Sarasota. "Jubilee
Jamboree" is the theme and the event begins at
5:30 p.m. Cost/information: 746-2121.
The Southwest Branch of the Arthritis Foun-
dation will present a "Arthritis Update" at 10 a.m.
on Saturday, March 1, at Manatee Memorial Hos-
pital Auditorium in Bradenton. Dr. Daniel Small,
rheumatologist, and Dr. Thomas Sprenger, ortho-
pedic surgeon, will speak. Admission: free. Infor-
The Island Poet
It's tough being a little kid with grownups
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When I am such a little guy I don't know right from
How was I supposed to know that dog would let
out such a wail,
Just because some little kid pulled on his furry tail?
And did I know there would be soap all over the
When I pushed the top of the can of stuff Dad puts
on his face?
I don't know why I don't bring my family joy.
'Cause anyone can see that I am just a real sweet
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Things are tough all over
You know it must be season when strangers from
opposite sides of the room rush up to ask for your table
when two out of four friends depart.
It's pretty certain it's season when the traffic backs
up past the elementary school to cross the bridge on
Manatee Avenue or, from the opposite perspective,
you're backed up to the 75th Street light to get to
Bradenton Beach from town.
There's no doubt it's "full-blown season" when
reservations are scarce and cars are abundant.
On the other hand, you can consider yourself accli-
mated to the Island lifestyle when ...
You stay home to avoid waiting for the stream of
traffic to get out on Gulf Drive.
You order take-out more than you eat out.
You bicycle everywhere because it's faster than
You avoid the huge animal rafts and the aroma of
coconut oil by visiting the beach only at 7 a.m.
You make motel reservations for your visitors in-
stead of the day bed.
You absolutely, positively, flat-out refuse to make
a trip to town and for the exception to your rule, and
there must be exceptions because we are not self-suf-
ficient as much as we'd like to be, you have coordi-
nated myriad stops and errands into one trip.
If you're really smart, you combine this trip to
town for necessities of life things like shoe or book
shopping, Pittsburgh Pirate games, a television or new
music with a dining experience that you look for-
ward to during off-season. It only makes sense to take
Dogs with hats on bikes
Ringo Star, left, and Miss Hapsing, also know as "Mishap," travel in a basket daily throughout Anna Maria.
You can spot them at the post office most mornings. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
advantage of your situation.
Now, if you're a "good Islander," you ask your
friends if there's anything they need from town before
Lots of people ask, "What's the latest contro-
versy?" Well, there's always something stirring up the
Anna Maria natives. We just can't always talk about it.
Politics, hot dogs and thrift stores top the list this
It seems services have taken on an adversarial acu-
men including "politically correct" behavior at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church since State Rep. Mark Flanagan
littered cars with campaign flyers in the parking lot just
prior to the November 1996 election.
Three members of the congregation are running for
political office in the city of Holmes Beach and conse-
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quently churchgoers have been enlightened of the age-
old separation between church and state.
Meanwhile, a new thrift store at Roser Community
Memorial Church hit the public works stumbling
Heaven forbid we should relate bad news about
church happenings. There's just no one at a church who
ever wants to go on record for anything but best wishes.
That's doubly true when city business gets stirred up
with church business and the mayor is a church
But sources told us a planned thrift shop couldn't
open on Roser property because the building is zoned
Nothing on the record mind you. "No problem,"
from official Roser thrift sources.
And city hall is mum too. Except Mayor Chuck
Shumard was overheard replying to an inquiry as to when
the Roser thrift store would be allowed to open at last
Saturday's Offstage Ladies/Island Players yard sale.
"We're working on it," he said.
He had no problems discussing city business with
the sale ladies. The mayor wasn't at the yard sale to
peruse the bargains or buy hot dogs. He was there for
It seems the Offstage Ladies found a hot dog ven-
dor willing to donate his time and proceeds to their sale
- as they had done for many years in the past.
The Offstage Ladies had a permit for the sale at the
city hall parking lot, but the mayor and city clerk took
exception to the vendor and he was ordered off city
property. "Someone complained," they said.
According to the ladies, the mayor went inside city
hall and copied off a statute that prohibits food vendors
in carts or trailers with wheels in Anna Maria.
The hot dog man was vanquished along with the
profits from dogs, grey poupon and all, for Island Players.
While these profits disappeared, complaints about
a flea market operating across the street from city hall,
occupying the entire parking lot of a thrift store, were
brushed off by the mayor.
Shumard said he'd have to look into the flea mar-
ket operation on Monday.
Parking was a nightmare and buyers and sellers
continued their clamor.
As if there weren't enough going on, just down the
road at Roser Church the same church denied open-
ing a thrift store the annual Seagrape Festival, a
bargain sale of donated merchandise, went unheralded
by city officials.
Lucky stiffs. Oh well, one sale at a time.
Roser has another sale planned for Saturday,
March 1, the same day as the season finale of Thieves'
Markets sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Privateers
at the field behind Holmes Beach city hall.
The Privateer flea markets include dozens of
booths with everything from antiques to junque, a
bake sale booth for Save Anna Maria donations and
a trash/treasure sale table for fundraising by the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce volun-
But let this be your warning: the Privateers serve
hot dogs at their sale.
Thankfully, there's nothing controversial about the
real circus coming to the Island on March 10. They
were here last year, Roberts Bros. Circus, and it was a
delight for children of all ages.
Lifetime of love
Dorothy Eder of the Off
SStage Ladies tries to talk
Roswitha Fowler, wear-
ing visor, into a Chopin
. album at the Island
Players and OffStage
Ladies yard sale Satur-
day, Feb. 22, in Anna
Maria. Her friend Irene
Scott bought the album.
Scott said seeing the old
albums and books on sale
A. "is therapy for us. We get
to look at the books and
music we've loved over a
Photo: David Futch
More than rumor
"It's more than just a rumor," Jessie's Island Store
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ning of the year even the head of Circle K for the
Belval said the Circle K muckety-mucks told them
sales were down so low since Jessie's opened that they
can't justify keeping the doors open.
Circle K recently cut back on 24-hour operations
at the Holmes Beach store, closing at midnight.
"They really wanted to know what made the differ-
ence for us. What made us more successful here,"
Belval said of corporate Circle K representatives.
While Jessie's doesn't stay open all night, we
can speculate on the differences that have made them
a hit with convenience shoppers friendly, fast
service, a super-clean store and hey, "How about
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You probably wouldn't drive all the way from
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Wit and wisdom by native
Floridian Gib Bergquist
The ghost of Tante Betty
The Cracker loves books. While trying to thin out
some old friends he probably will never get around to
reading again, a dusty old volume slipped out of his
hands, hit the carpet and fell open to pages 166-167.
Gently picking up the novel, he began to skim the
open pages. The first words to pop out were, "Heavy
smokers die sooner."
Startled a bit, he perused the title page: "Wickford
Point," copyright 1939 by John P. Marquand.
"You mean to tell me that medical research has
been around for at least the past 58 years concerning
the deathly nature of cigarette smoking and the world
has not yet fully accepted it? Incredible!" mused the
Well anyway, the Cracker read the book and en-
joyed it. You see, these two casual acquaintances meet
on a Pullman train and one invites the other to share a
cigarette in the washroom.
"I don't mind watching you," sez the one feller,
"but I've given up on cigarettes."
"Have you? Why?" asked the other feller.
"It's bad for my wind," sez he, "and maybe you've
read the statistics. Heavy smokers die sooner."
Now for the rest of the story.
The Cracker read a notation on the flyleaf of the
book "Dec. '40, Betty Hudson." His heart missed a
couple of beats. Yes, he knew Mrs. Hudson very well
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while growing up in the phosphate mining town of
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geous French war bride. She didn't exactly blend in
with the local Cracker society or really cared to, devot-
ing most of her time to her husband and Fluffy, the
white ball of fur she called a dog.
Being childless, she had few household responsi-
bilities and spent a goodly portion of each day loung-
ing around her home in loosely draped, silk kimonos -
a true bird in a guilded cage.
She lavished her affection on the five Moody chil-
dren next door, who adored her in return and called her
As soon as the Cracker learned that Tante Betty
frequently received mail from abroad, he became an
instant philatelist and she agreed to save her French
postage stamps for him.
Periodically, the Cracker would appear at her door
barefoot but all cleaned up with his cowlick plastered
down to claim the latest stamps.
She always invited him in but left his dog, Kayo,
waiting on the steps outside. You see, Kayo was a yard
dog and her Fluffy was a yappy house dog. They never
did properly get acquainted through the screen door but
you could tell that Kayo adored Fluffy because his ears
always stayed at attention while he waited outside.
Tante Betty always offered her little admirer a
French bonbon or one of those perfumed candies from
those highly decorated, pressed tin containers, about as
far removed from a penny jawbreaker as one could get.
This impressionable stamp collector always appre-
ciated those French stamps because, like some French
postcards, they could be a little racy with all those
works of art like the six vestal virgins depicted in
graphic detail thereon.
Well anyway, Mr. Hudson suddenly up and died
from cancer in his prime of life while the Cracker was
in high school, leaving his widow alone and lonely.
She moved to an apartment in Tampa overlooking
Plant Park. The following summer, chum Leslie
Moody and the Cracker hitchhiked the 48 miles to
Tampa to see her. We were warmly received but soon
after, she just pined away and died of a broken heart.
"Cracker, that's a sad story but where is this gittin'
"Well, just hold your horses another cotton pickin'
minute. You see, the Cracker was recently away for a
few days and upon his return he noted that the unbal-
anced stack of books he was reviewing had toppled
over. He gathered up 'Wickford Point' once again and,
lo and behold, it had opened to pages 166-167 again.
The message was still there loud and clear "Heavy
smokers die sooner."
Perhaps Tante Betty is trying to tell somebody
something. Is it you?
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Island art galleries to hold
Spring Open House
The eight art galleries of Anna Maria Island, rep-
resenting more than 300 local artists, invite you to the
Second Annual Spring Open House Tour Saturday,
March 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Twenty artists will demonstrate oil painting, pot-
tery, stained glass, watercolors, photography, hand-
painted furniture, portrait painting, jewelry designing
and more. This is a wonderful chance to meet local
artists and watch them create their unique art.
Free coffee and brunch will be served along the
Participating galleries are Island Gallery West, Art-
ists Guild Gallery, Essence of Time, Autumn's Whims
and Fine Things, Phoenix Frame, M. Rees Marlatt Studio,
Anna Maria Island Art League and Heron's Watch.
Free tour maps will be available at each gallery.
For more information, call 778-6694.
Annie Silver Center hosts
Bingo will be played at the Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center on Thursday, Feb. 27, beginning at 7 p.m.
Refreshments will be available and play is smoke
free. The center is located at 23rd Street and Avenue C,
Bradenton Beach, behind Pirate Pete's Gift Shop.
An open house to art
Portrait painter M. Rees Marlatt, right, will be one of 20 Island artists to demonstrate their talent during the
Second Annual Spring Open House Saturday, March 1, on Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Courtesy of M.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 15, domestic disturbance, 300 block of Palm
Avenue. The complainant and the subject were arguing
over money. The complainant said the subject called her
insulting names, took their young child and left the resi-
dence. The subject was located while returning to the resi-
dence and said he took the child for a walk to cool off.
There was no evidence of violence, said the report.
Feb. 18, DWLS, 300 block of Coconut.
Feb. 15, exposure, South Coquina Beach. The
complainant reported he was parked on the west side
of the Longboat Pass Bridge praying and talking to
God when he heard a knock on the driver's side win-
dow of his vehicle. He looked out his window and ob-
served a naked man standing next to the driver's door.
The complainant got a description of the suspect and
his vehicle tag number before driving away.
The officer spotted the suspect's vehicle in the 1500
block of Gulf Drive South and found the suspect sitting
inside wearing shorts and a T-shirt and talking on a cel-
lular phone. The suspect said he arrived a few minutes ago
and had not been to any other part of the beach.
The complainant identified the suspect as the na-
ked man. The officer took an affidavit from the com-
plainant but said he could not arrest the suspect because
he had not seen him naked.
Feb. 18, criminal mischief, 2500 block of Avenue
C. The complainant reported a person unknown dented
and scratched his vehicle. Damages were $200.
Feb. 18, fleeing to elude, reckless driving, posses-
sion of marijuana, 1800 block of Gulf Drive to 6700 block
of 53rd Avenue West. The officer on patrol observed
David J. Slaven, 25, of Palm Beach, driving south on Gulf
Drive in the wrong lane. The officer pursued Slaven, who
failed to stop. Slaven turned onto Cortez Road and drove
at speeds up to 110 mph.
Upon turning onto 53rd Avenue West, Slaven
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vehicle and his driver's license was suspended.
Feb. 18, DWLS, 600 block of Gulf Drive North. The
officer on patrol observed the subject's tail light was out,
stopped him and found his driver's license was suspended.
Feb. 19, criminal mischief, 1801 Gulf Drive,
Runaway Bay condominiums. The complainant re-
ported a person unknown used a firearm to damage
three glass panes in one unit. Damages were $250.
Feb. 14, DWLS, 3200 block of East Bay Drive. The
officer on patrol observed the subject's vehicle drift over
the centerline of the road. The officer had prior knowledge
that the subject's license was suspended and he stopped
the vehicle. The subject could not provide registration or
proof of insurance and was placed in custody. The subject
was also given three citations.
Feb. 15, assistance, 600 block of Hampshire
Lane. The complainant called the police department
and said he left his sailboat docked at the rear of his
residence with the motor running. He said he was out
of town and concerned that the motor might catch on
fire. The officer responded and turned the motor off
and secured the boat due to rain.
Feb. 15, disturbance, 3100 block of Avenue E.
The officer responded in reference to a domestic dis-
pute and the complainant said the subject came home
intoxicated, became angry and began yelling and
breaking things. Both agreed there was no physical
violence. The subject agreed to leave for the night.
Feb. 16, assist EMS, 7600 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported the subject had taken two
prescription drugs, consumed alcohol and needed help.
Upon the officer's arrival, the subject did not respond,
so the officer entered and found him asleep on the floor.
EMS examined him and he agreed to be taken to the
hospital for further evaluation.
Feb. 16, suspicious, 5608 Gulf Drive, Sun Plaza
West. The complainant reported persons unknown
were hanging out at the complex, drinking beer and
inhaling nitrous oxide. A patrol request was initiated.
Feb. 16, DUI, 3000 block of Gulf Drive. The com-
plainant reported an intoxicated person was driving away
from the Citgo station down the alley. The officer found
Richard Parsons, 38, of Bradenton, looking at the front of
his vehicle. Parsons had hit a concrete block wall and
knocked over part of it and his bumper was pushed against
his right front tire. The officer administered field perfor-
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Feb. 18, aggravated domestic battery, 3000 block
of Gulf Drive. The victim reported the suspect became
angry, grabbed her, pushed her to the floor, held a 12-
inch combat knife to her throat and threatened to kill
her. She said he traced the knife along her throat. She
said she threw a chair at him and fled.
The officer located the suspect asleep at the residence
with the knife next to him on a shelf, awoke him and
placed him in custody. The suspect said he did it as a joke.
The officer noted that he observed a red scratch that was
consistent with a knife scratch on the victim's neck.
Feb. 18, theft, 300 block of 66th Street. The com-
plainant reported a person unknown removed a pres-
sure cleaner valued at $2,500 and a box of power tools
from the bed of his truck.
Feb. 19, found property a cast net, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
Feb. 19, suspicious, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer on patrol observed a
vehicle with its doors open and investigated. He found no
evidence of forced entry and secured the doors.
Feb. 19, assist Bradenton Beach Police, 100 block
of Fifth Street South. The victim reported she and the
suspect were in a boat, they got into an argument and
he burned her with a cigarette. She said she went to his
residence to get her belongings and he slapped her and
pulled her hair.
The suspect then came to her residence, entered
without permission and was escorted out by the owner.
He returned and dragged the victim outside by the hair
and left, said the victim. She did not want to press
charges. The information was given to Bradenton
Beach Police for further investigation.
Feb. 20 disturbance, 5325 Marina Drive, Back
-Bay Steakhouse. The officer asked a group of subjects
to leave at the manager's request. The subjects were in
the process of paying their bill in order to leave and said
they were unaware there was a problem.
The subjects said they waited a long time for their
meal and the waitress said they would get 50 percent
off the bill. When the bill came it did not reflect the
discount and the waitress offered to change it. Then the
manager came to the table, said there would be no dis-
count and asked them to leave, said the subjects.
Feb. 20, noise, 3000 block of Gulf Drive. The com-
plainant reported loud music coming from the residence
and the officer advised the subject to turn it down.
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Island resident takes helm
of new power squadron
Formation of the Manatee Sail & Power Squadron
as a division of the Apollo Power Squadron has been
announced by Bob Hintze, commander of the Apollo
Beach Power Squadron.
At a recent planning meeting held at the Bradenton
Yacht Club in Palmetto, Bob Jorgensen of Holmes
Beach was elected acting commander. More than 50
attended the event.
Enthusiastic support for the new division was
given by Alta Mullins, Tampa, District 22 commander
for the United States Power Squadron (USPS), and
Arthur Farr, Sarasota, vice commander of the USPS
and then national executive officer.
United States Power Squadrons across the country
are dedicated to provide education on boat safety and
"rules of the road" in regard to boating, said Hintze,
and his squadron is pleased to sponsor the new division
which will represent the northern and eastern portions
of Manatee County.
More than three million boaters have taken the
course since the USPS began providing them in 1914,
the official said.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
holds seamanship class
A course in power boating skills and seamanship,
conducted by Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors, will
begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Flotilla 81
Training Center, 4208 129th St., Cortez, north of the
Seafood Shack Restaurant.
The course includes legal requirements, boat han-
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Classes run for three weeks on Tuesday and Thursday.
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Reeves' 'Gray Whales
video showing at Mot
One of the longest and most grueling migra
earth, 10,000 miles through the Pacific, will be
on the video "Gray Whales," hosted by Chri
Reeves, at Monday Night at Mote on March 3
Reeves said he "experienced the advent
lifetime" on the trail of this animal on its trek
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E FEBRUARY 26, 1997 0 PAGE 29 H
John Spiller of Holmes
Beach tosses a horseshoe
at the weekly Saturday
tournament outside Anna
Maria City Hall while Bill
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All comers are welcome
and match play begins at 9
a.m. Islander Photo:
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boating members of Mote and one guest each, $5 for non-mem-
bers. Also, the aquarium will open at 6 p.m. for those
attending the whale presentation.
s' Horseshoe winners
te Winners in the Feb. 22 horseshoe games were Adin
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tracked Beach. Runners-up were Ron Pepka and Walt Swift,
stopher both of Anna Maria.
. The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
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Ssouth- Drive. There are no membership fees.
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Cast nets big as some fish stories
By Bob Ardren
Hey castnetters, here's a curious one for you.
Imagine trying to throw a 25-foot cast net. That's right,
Cast nets with a radius of 12 feet 7 inches are the
new legal limit for catching mullet, according to the
Florida Marine Fisheries Commission. When that bul-
letin came in last week, I was sure there was a mistake.
They must have meant diameter.
Paul Bunyan couldn't throw a 25-foot-diameter
cast net. It takes a very large and/or very skilled netter
to toss one half that size. So what's going on here?
Well, a quick check with the commission proved
that the word radius was exactly right after all. Then we
did the arithmetic.
You guessed it. It works out that if you call 12 feet
7 inches, say 12.5 feet, you wind up with the area of the
net being just under 500 square feet the allowable
size for nets used to catch mullet.
Now I'm waiting to hear about anyone claiming
they can throw one of those things.
includes benefit games
The Pittsburgh Pirates will play two benefit
games on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 26-
27, at McKechnie Field, 1611 9th Ave. W.,
On both dates the Pirates will go up against
the Mexico City Reds. Admission is $2. Pro-
ceeds on Feb. 26 will benefit the Manatee
County Public Schools Foundation; Feb. 27
proceeds go to the United Way and The Boys
& Girls Club.
On Monday, March 3, the Pirates will play
against the Kansas City Royals followed by the
New York Yankees on Wednesday, March 5.
All games begin at 1:05 p.m. The box of-
fice is open Monday through Friday from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday game days at 9
For information, call 748-4610.
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Feb 26 1:55 1.5 7:25 0.3 2:06 1.7 8:19 0.2
Feb 27 2:44 1.3 7:50 0.4 2:42 1.8 9:18 0.1
Feb28 3:48 1.1 8:14 0.6 3:18 1.9 10:28 0.0
Mar 1 5:22 1.0 8:39 0.8 4:08 1.9 11:47 0.0
LQ Mar 2 5:07 1.9 -
Mar3 1:10 -0.2 6:20 1.9 --
Mar 4 2:22 -0.3 7:32 2.0 -
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later- lows 1:06 later
1 1 7 7
Some local governments seems inclined to go
along with whatever the locals want, regardless of the
greater good. Take the Longboat Key rim canal case,
Under the smoke screen of. "protecting man-
groves," some residents of a development along the
canal put up "No Trespassing" signs, calling them "in-
formational signs." The town's zoning appeals board
told the group that the signs were in violation of the
local sign ordinance and to take them down.
(Interestingly, two local attorneys familiar with the
case have told me independently that the losing presen-
tation to the zoning board must have cost $10,000.)
But the signs are still up, confusing boaters pass-
ing through and angering the locals for the gall of
claiming a public waterway that the landowners have
never paid a penny taxes on, according to the county
Instead, property owners along the canal collected
some more money for their lawyers and appealed to
have the sign ordinance changed.
Now, Assistant Longboat Town Manager Bruce St.
Denis says there are "modifications coming up to the
sign ordinance." The modifications were suggested by
guess who the landowner's lawyers, according to St.
The proposed modifications to the sign ordinance
go before the Longboat Planning and Zoning Board
March 25 and that body will eventually make recom-
mendations to the town commission.
"If the planing and zoning board goes along and
the town commission agrees, the signs won't be in vio-
lation," St. Denis said.
Longboat's former director of zoning and building
told the zoning appeals board during that earlier hear-
ing that if the signs are allowed to stay on the rim ca-
nal, half the canals on Longboat could eventually be
You heard me. The land (canal) grab is on.
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Time to start planning for the 11th annual Mote
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sanctioned 5K beach run at 8 a.m. Both events start at
the Siesta Key Public Beach Pavilion March 22. This
early notice is so we'll have time to make ready for the
Registration is only $12. Call Mote at 388-4441 to
sign up. There will be prizes plus free T-shirts, food and
drink for all participants. Plus there's the nice feeling of
knowing you're helping our local endangered sea turtles
and the program caring for them all summer long.
Diesel tax bill filed
Although President Bill Clinton repealed the 24.2-
cent-per-gallon tax on diesel fuel last August, it still
requires state approval for it to happen in Florida. Two
legislators, a Democrat and a Republican, have filed
bills to accomplish that repeal in the next session of the
As you can imagine, House Bill 81 and Senate Bill
44 are supported by the Marine Industries Association.
Tax time again
BOAT/US has a tax tip for boat owners. Interest
paid on a secured boat loan that is a loan secured by
the boat is tax deductible if the boat meets the IRS
criteria for a second home.
The IRS defines a second home as "basic living
accommodations such a sleeping space, toilet and
cooking facilities." Obviously you should talk with
your tax person about this if you plan to make the de-
duction, but know that it's out there.
The Florida Guides Association will hold a ban-
quet at 5:30 p.m. March 7 at the Tampa Airport
Marriott Hotel. The group will honor Florida Sports-
man publisher Karl Wickstrom.
Tickets are $60 per person and may be purchased
in advance by calling Capt. Tim McOaker at (941) 475-
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Kings here, white bait too
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Kingfish are starting to show and white bait is com-
ing around signaling an upswing in snook fishing.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he has had some good
outings catching cobia, kingfish, mackerel, sheepshead
Capt. Rick Gross reports white bait showing up real
good and he will start targeting snook now. He said sheep-
shead, cobia, mackerel and triggerfish are hitting now.
Capt. Mark Bradow caught redfish, trout, sheep-
shead and cobia last week.
Capt. Dave Pinkham said he took out Jim Jeline
of Bradenton on an all day, offshore fishing trip in 90
feet of water and caught mangrove snapper to five
pounds, big porgies, strawberry grouper, scamp, gag
and red grouper. Lots of fish were caught using cut and
live bait. Schools of little tuna were working the sur-
face. Last weekend he caught two blackfin tuna to 25
On my boat Magic anglers were getting plenty of
sheepshead and a few permit, mackerel, triggerfish,
mangrove snapper, flounder and keeper redfish.
Capt. Mark Chapman said his customers caught
gag and red grouper to 30 inches in 40 to 60 feet of
water on squid and sardines. He also got triggerfish,
black sea bass and mangrove snapper to 22 inches.
Annies of Cortez Bait & Tackle Sue said
Capt. Jim "Zack" Zacharias with Dee-Jay II caught
trout to four pounds, redfish to 10 pounds and few
snook that went better than 10. He said there are plenty
of sheepshead and flounder. In the Gulf, there are
blues, mackerel and mangrove snapper.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Kelly said their
four-hour trip in the morning got 85 Key West grunts.
In the afternoon, the boat caught 100 grunts and por-
gies. Their six-hour trip caught 180 grunts and their
nine-hour trip averaged 60 head of fish including man-
grove snapper, lane snapper and black grouper.
Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle Carl said the
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ted around the Key Royale flats and the bulkhead.
Anna Maria City Pier Ken said they're still
getting a lot of sheepshead, mackerel and at night
they're catching a few snook.
Rod & Reel Pier Sunday morning, one angler
caught a 30-inch snook. Plenty of sheepshead and
mackerel and a few flounder available.
Galati Marina Grouper fishing still happening
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Island Discount Tackle Bill said fishing is red
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around here being caught. Snook fishing is picking up,
sheepshead are at their peak and there are lots of trig-
gerfish on the reefs. Farther offshore, grouper fishing
remains excellent, snapper fishing is coming around
and there are plenty of amberjack.
Captain's Marina Mark reports redfish around
the docks and snook show up on warmer days. White
bait coming in, too.
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Feb. 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 40-foot power
boat in Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
38082005 responded and towed the vessel to safe
Feb. 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two disabled personal wa-
tercraft in Big Pass. A Coast Guard vessel and a com-
mercial salvor responded and towed the vessels to safe
Feb. 17, Search .and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 31-foot sailboat aground
in Boca Grande. A commercial towing company re-
.sponded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
Feb. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 20-foot power boat over-
due from Terra Ceia Bay. The boat's operator called
from a cellular phone to state he was having engine
problems and was attempting to get home. Station
Cortez monitored the situation until the vessel arrived
Feb. 17, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
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Mullet harvest rules change next week
Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles and the Florida
Cabinet have approved a number of rule changes for
mullet harvesting in state waters.
Effective March 3:
The only allowablegear to harvest mullet are
cast nets with a radius of no more than 12 feet 7
inches; beach or haul seines; certain non-bottom
fishing skimmer nets until Jan. 1, 1999; hook and
line gear and gigs.
Under no case shall any net be used connected
or exceed 500 square feet in total area, including any
attached material that adds to the fishing surface of
No more than two nets may be fished from a
vessel at any time.
Simultaneous possession of any mullet species
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Feb. 17, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Feb. 17, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel was found
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in excess of the daily recreational bag limit of 50
fish is prohibited.
Any gill or entangling net including nets on
separate vessels or vehicles operating together is
The July-September 500-pound commercial
daily vessel harvest limit for mullet is eliminated.
The late December to early January closure
of mullet harvesting is eliminated.
The weekend commercial mullet harvest clo-
sure is reduced to 4 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday.
Mullet rules regarding the use of gill and
trammel nets and areal restrictions have been de-
leted as obsolete.
For more information, call the Florida Marine
Fisheries Commission at 904/487-0554.
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Feb. 18, Boarding. A 72-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel's operator
received a written warning for a number of safety vio-
lations: no registration, not having ring buoys and life
jackets with the boat's name and reflective tape on
them, lacking a sufficient number of fire extinguishers,
not having a training program and first aid equipment
on board, not having charts of the area and not having
any guards for exposed hazards.
Feb. 19, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 20-foot power
boat off Anna Maria Island. A commercial salvor re-
sponded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
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Island property transactions
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 225 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 1/27/97, Hemmelgarn to Truncale, for $120,000;
2311 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a 50x100 duplex
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240 Oak, Anna Maria, a ground-level canalfront
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Picturesque view down peaceful canal. Easy walk to
Gulf beach. This 3BR/2BA family home is tucked away
in a very quiet neighborhood. Don't miss this great
value in Anna Maria City. Just listed at $219,500.
Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287 or
Ken Jackson at 778-6986.
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CUSTOM-BUILT ELEVATED 3BR/2BA
Key-West style home on wide canal. Only 3 years
old with nice open kitchen, breakfast bar and
spacious pantry. Open sundeck off front of house
and beautiful screened porch off back.. Walk-in
closets in all 3 bedrooms. Priced at only $249,900.
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$300,000; list $389,000.
1007 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 215 Summer
Sands, an elevated 1,349 sfla 2bed/2&1/2bath condo
built in 1982, was sold 2/4/97, Lehman to Pike, for
$140,000; list unknown.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 204 Runaway
Bay, a 758 sfla lbed/lbath upstairs condo built in 1978,
was sold 2/4/97, Palchesko to Gelinek, for $81,000; list
213 58th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,167
sfla 2bed/2bath home built in 1960 on a 5,460 sf lot,
was sold 2/4/97, Rylander to Johnston, for $135,000;
2700 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 10 Anna Maria
Island Club, an elevated Gulffront 1,171 sfla 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1984, was sold 2/4/97, Holger to
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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.
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 GULFFRONT 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.
Sunday, March 2 2 4 pm 3601 East Bay Drive #101.
Direct bayfront condo with spectacular view of pristine
nature, sunrise 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
cottage with all the
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Beautiful condo with
40' dock. Kids and
1BR/1BA, apartment $1200 mo
2BR House $2000 mo
3BR/2BA, Brd. House $900 mo
2BR/1 BA, duplex $675 mo
3BR/2BA, condo $800 mo
2BR/2BA, Perico Bay $850 mo
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Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
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Reger, for $235,000; list unknown.
2701 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated 968 sfla -
2bed/2bath home built a long time ago and recently
elevated on a 50xl00 lot, was sold 2/4/97, Hamelryck
to Merritt, for $97,500; list $122,000.
2811 Ave. C, Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,431 sfla
3bed/2bath/3cp home built in 1980 on a 50xl00 lot,
was sold 2/4/97, Gonzalez to French, for $150,000; list
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* 213 65th St. 2BR/2BA, family room, big kitchen,
cathedral ceilings with a sunny 1 BR apartment
(very large bedroom), 100 x 100 lot, natural land-
* 204 55th St. Home with 1 BR apartment. Lots of
rooms, unique floor plan. Clean and well cared for.
Very private fenced yard with gazebo, rare fruit
trees. Easy walk to beach. Lot 75 x 105. $159,900.
* 203 83rd St. 2BR/1 BA, large laundry rooms
on each side. Lovingly cared for by owner/
resident. Large lot adorned with royal palms,
mango, avocado and orchid trees. Enchanting
walk to beach. $157,777.
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NEW LISTING OF THE WEEK!
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO in Tiffany Place!
2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished unit with pool, tennis, covered
parking and miles of wide walking beach! $299,000.
SEASIDE GARDENS elevated 1BR/1BA apartment
with large deck off the back and close to public boat
ramp, tennis and library! $79,900.
BEACH COTTAGE in historic section of Bradenton
Beach! 2BR/2BA, steps to the beach! $138,900.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE townhouse facing the
gulf and steps from the beach has an upgraded kitchen
and bath, 3BR/2BA and more! $152,900.
REDUCED! Key West style elevated island home, 3BR/
2BA, cathedral ceilings and open floor plan. $164,900.
ISLAND COTTAGE with income apartment and
vacant lot, zoned duplex, fenced yard with coconut
palms and bay views on a quiet street! $199,900.
PERICO BAY CLUB ... several prime condos and
villas available in this prestigious community ideally
located between town and the islands. Amenities
galore, guard at gate. From $95,000 to $220,000.
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BIMINI BAY POOL HOME. Sailboat water, dock,
.great views. Fireplace, 2BR/3-1/2B, den, great
room, beautiful kitchen. Oversized garage.
$650,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929 or Julie
DeSear, 794-3041. R20386
ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULF FRONT DUPLEX.
2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. $590,000.
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191
SAILBOAT WATER near open end of Anna
Maria Island's widest deepwater canal. New sea-
wall 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
ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING WATERFRONT
LOTS on Anna Maria. Easy access to bay and Gulf,
sailboat water. One block to beach. In neighborhood
of newer homes. Buildable lot with extended canal
view. $144,900. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. L20263
FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on a private and
secluded street. Cleared and ready to build on.
$235,000. Elena Granger, 792-0021. L17589
ZONED C2. Lot 90' X 100' +/-. Prime Gulf Drive
location. Explore the possibilities. $180,000. Anne
Miller, 792-6475. L15843
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Modern 3 bedroom, 2 bath 6analfront home (one bed-
room is a neat loft with ship stairs) featuring a 2-way fire-
place between living room and dining room, 2-car garage,
huge downstairs foyer opening to caged pool. A 16 x 20
workshop off the foyer and a boat garage facing the ca-
nal. 2,016 sq. ft. living area. $295,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
WESTBAY PLAZA & BAN778-1222
WESTBAY PLAZA & BANK
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.
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F Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
605 Manatee Ave. W Holmes Beach
POSSIBILITIES ABOUND with this 4BR/3BA
home on Holmes Beach zoned duplex. Can be
3BR with mother-in-law apartment. New kitchen,
fireplace, deeded boat dock. $189,500. Call
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
OPEN AND BRIGHT 2BR/2BA elevated home just
minutes from Anna Maria beaches. New roof, elec-
tric chair lift, wraparound decks, great Island home.
$197,000. Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA pool
home nicely decorated. Fireplace, wet bar. Great
entertainment/family home. $174,900. Call Lana
Craig 778-4693 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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West Bay Point & Moorings UNIT # 275 Phase III
Expansive water views e-v-e-r-y room!!
3 bedroom, 2 baths, PLUS boat dock, car port, living
room dining room (15 x 35' 4"). This unit really has
EVERYTHING AND MORE! Shows like a MODEL HOME.
If you want the Exceptional (seldom comes on the
market) that is UPLIFTING AND UNPARALLELED,
be sure to see or CALL US at 778-4795.
$195,000. (you will not find a more impressive unit)
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 Franklinl
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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(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
This 2BR/2BA Island home is a great beginning, second or re-
tirement home. Large comer lot offers view of canal. Quiet
residential area. Short walk to beach and fishing. $169,000.
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800
BAY BELLA VISTA Unique 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished
townhouse with bay views and boat dock. Includes micro-
wave, ice maker, fireplace, overhead fans and intercom.
Great location in area of single family homes and Catholic
Church. $159,000 Ken Rickett 778-3026
FOUR PIECES OF PARADISE Holmes Beach 4-plex,
a shells throw to the beach and sunsets. Quiet area,
walking distance to shops, grocery, banks and burgers.
EXCELLENT RENTAL INVESTMENT. $350,000. Four
units at under $90,000 per unit. Call Elizabeth Andricks
for a "view of Paradise" 778-4800
BAY VIEWS Next to Bayside Park with great bay views and
only steps to the beach. Modern, open floor plan. 3BR/2BA,
hardwood floors and carpeting. Large garage area and storage.
Close to shopping. $225,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800
PELICAN COVE RESORT Direct Gulffront view from
across the street. 100 ft. to beaches. Boat dock, tennis, spa, pool.
Turnkey furnished. Great rental history. Also has bay view as
well. Is there more? $140,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
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STRIKING townhouse at Sunbow Bay Condominium,
4BR/3BA. Spanish tile floors and Berber carpeting
create a sensational look coupled with a step-down,
vaulted ceiling living room overlooking its lush back-
yard and private boat dock, make this large unit a
wonderful purchase. $160,000 $190,000. Call and
ask for Michael Advocate. #MA20120.
BEAN POINT BEAUTY Newer 3BR/2BA near pristine
beaches of Bean Point. Great buy at $210,000 -
DIRECT BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA with breathtaking
panoramic view of Tampa Bay. Seawalled. #329,900.
Gulffront with southern view.
Ad Turnkey furnished with heated
pool and tennis courts. Great
walking to the beach. $130,900.
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121 HAMMOCK RD, ANNA MARIA
CITY OF ANNA MARIA 3-story, Key-West style
home. 3BR/2BA. Very secure, quiet neighbor-
hood. 300 steps to Anna Maria,s finest snow-
white sandy beaches and sunsets in paradise.
Turnkey furnished, excellent rental history. Great
investment, custom built, many very nice features,
3 balconies. Priced right with $239,500 for fast
sale. Owner very motivated and wants offer to-
BEST BUY in San Remo Shores. Owner invested
$100,000 in renovation. Must seat 3BR/2BA,
vaulted ceiling in living room, fireplace, white car-
pet and white tiles. Breathtaking kitchen.
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158 CRESCENT DR., ANNA MARIA
LOCATION + PRICE + QUALITY = GREAT BUY!
Serene setting on double lot (160' x 115'), third house
from the beach! Large 2,000 sq. ft. of
living area (4BR/3BA) includes a separate efficiency
apartment. Circular driveway, palm and fruit trees
along with a hot tub under a gazebo makes this home
a must see. Seller will entertain offers between
$210,000 $250,000. Call Michael Advocate for a
private showing, eves 778-0608. #MA15935. -
JUST LISTED FLAMINGO CAY spacious move-in con-
dition, 2BR/2BA. Caged pool, boat dock, electric davits.
Seller will entertain offers between $190,000 $230,000
IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/IBA ground-level unit with tile,
carpet and some furniture. Heated pool, clubhouse,
private fishing, Gulf-to-bay community. $87,500. Call
Carol Heinze today. #17564.
FLAMINGO CAY 2BR/2BA home with sliding glass
doors that lead from living room, bedroom, and break-
fast room to screened lanai overlooking the seawall
and canal. Excellent neighborhood with street lights
for walking and biking. Seller will entertain offers be-
tween $140,000 $170,000. Call Horace Gilley today,
eves. 792-0758. #20401.
CLOSE TO THE BAY & GULF 2BR/2BA home with
lush landscaping and private backyard. Ceramic in
kitchen and bathrooms. 4-zone sprinkler system.
Deeded boat dock. Some furniture, negotiable. Seller
will entertain offers between $130,000 $160,000.
Call Carol Heinze eves. 792-5721. #18162.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 4 units beautifully
furnished on a lot 100 x 100. Room for pool,
extra office, laundry facilities storage and outdoor
shower. Long-term rental agreement with Ger-
man travel agency. Rent guaranteed. Walking
distance to shopping, restaurants. Excellent
income. *MVP seller will entertain offers between
$630,000 $720,000. #KSI7201.
TIFFANY Enjoy Gulf beach, white sand and sun-
sets. 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. Updated. One
of the Island's most popular condominiums.
Rarely available. Elevator. $185,000. Call Karin
Stephan eves 388-1267. #KSIS658.
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YAMAHA JOG SCOOTER 1994. Very gently used.
Rode in senior trailer park only. Helmet included.
Street legal. $1,200. 727-9298.
EXERCISE BIKE for sale. $75. Call 778-4269.
RCA BIG SCREEN 50" TV remote, works perfect.
$450. Large Avon collection. Come see! Price nego-
tiable. 779-2807 after 5 pm.
POWER WASHER for sale. 6.5 hp, 2,200 PSI, 3
GPM, Craftsman B&S engine. Used approximately 2
hours. Cost $750 plus accessories $500 for all.
AMANA RANGE like new. Smooth-top ceramic burn-
ers, beige. $150 OBO. 779-1344.
OAK DAYBED with top-grade innerspring mattress.
Like new. Used only a few times. Redecorating, sacri-
fice for $700. Caii 779-1213 for appointment to see.
BOAT DOCK 620 Dundee, Key Royale. $75/mo.
Clarinet: Normandy 4, excellent condition. $595.
Hooked on Phonics, new. $150. 779-2022.
KAYAKS CANOES WATER SKIS BIKES new,
used, trades, consignments, waterfront rentals.
Florida Sports Outlet, 5501 A Marina Drive, Captains
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.
. WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
HOUSEHOLD SALE Sat., Mar.1, 10 am. Microwave,
television, tables, chairs, appliances, tools. 417 Clark
Dr., Holmes Beach.
HUGE YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., Feb. 28 & Mar.1, 8-
12. Lots and lots of stuff, big variety. 204 78th Street.
MOVING SALE Sat., Mar. 1, 8-? Something for ev-
eryone. Rain or shine. 210 70th Street, Holmes
ISLAND GARDEN CLUB Sat., Mar. 1, 8 12:30.
Plants and baked goods. Anna Maria School, 4700
Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Sat., Mar. 1, 8 2. Antiques, col-
lectibles, fishing tackle, CD's, records, books, mov-
ies, watches, bikes, etc. 206 Peacock Lane.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Mar. 1, 9 2. Household,
neighbors involved. 149 Crescent Dr.
GIANT RUMMAGE SALE by 80 member high school
club. Sat., Mar.1 only, 7 12. Everything under the
sun. 1214 89th Street NW, Bradenton.
ANNIE SILVERS COMMUNITY CENTER annual
huge sale. Furniture, household goods, collectibles,
clothing, whatnots. Fri. & Sat., Feb. 28 & Mar. 1.
Corner of Ave. C and 23rd St., Bradenton Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Mar.1 9- 12. 205 64th Street,
LOST PRESCRIPTION eyeglasses, wire rim top.
Area of Walgreens parking lot or 77th St. beach area
in Holmes Beach or Perico Bay Club. 794-6986.
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is-on sale at The Islander
Bystander. More than 400 pages of information. Re-
tail price $14.95. You pay only $10 plus tax at 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," a collection of stories by
original Florida Cracker, Gib Bergquist. 100-percent
proceeds to Anna Maria Island Community Center
endowment fund. $19.95 plus tax at The Islander By-
stander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
BEN & IRENE'S Dog-sitting service. (House calls) -
We come to you Cats-or dogs. (Island only). 778-
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits-to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
89 FORD PROBE with rebuilt engine $3,000.
Yvonne or Alex, 778-7777 days or 778-6389 home.
WANTED: TO PARK our car in your garage, Apr.
through Sept. To discuss, call 778-1418.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
23' FISH NAUTIQUE 1989. 454 PCM motor, fresh-
water cooled. Stainless steel T-top, VHF, trailer.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-
1989 RAVEN CUDDY 19' with galvanized trailer,
Volvo fresh-water cooled I/O, VHF, depth. Beautiful
boat. Needs outside seats. Will demo. North LBK.
$3,500 OBO. 333-0088 or 356-3559.
1986 SPORTCRAFT 20' CC, 1.6 liter OMC Seadrive.
Magic tilt, galvanized, tandem-axle trailer. Full elec-
tronics. Complete package, excellent condition
BOAT DOCK FOR RENT deep water. Call 778-
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.,
EXPERIENCED REAL ESTATE SALES ASSOCI-
ATES .Generous fees and bonus benefits. Indepen-
dent office. For confidential interviews 778-1802.
CHURCH SECRETARIAL POSITION 20 hours wk.
$7 per hr. Filing, answering phone, compiling reports.
Requires word processing skills. Apply at Gloria Dei
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This charming home is only 5 houses away from
the Gulf in Anna Maria City. Recently remodeled
with unlimited rental potential! Just listed at the
unbelievable price of $215,000, with owner fi-
nancing available! Don't miss this one!!
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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.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!
2BR/2BA Island get-a-way on the north end of Anna
Maria. Walk to Bean Point and the Rod & Reel Pier.
Lush tropical landscaping surrounds this lovely
home. Easy to see! Offered at just $172,500.
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SPACIOUS CANAL FRONT
This large 2 BR/2BA home 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.
BRING THE FAMILY
Very large 3BR/3BA home in mint condition. Supe-
rior construction, over 2,000 sq. ft. of living area. 300
yards to the Gulf in the center of Holmes Beach.
This home is immaculate!!! Offered at just $225,000.
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3BR/2BA plus den
Near Gulf. Extra 2BR
OPEN SUNDAY 1 TO 4 Canalside 2BR/2BA with dock
and davits. Affordable waterfront residence at $125,000.
Visit Sandy Greiner at 428 63rd Street, Holmes Beach.
NATURE LOVERS DELIGHT! Sunny 3 bedroom end unit
overlooks sunsets, wildlife, wetlands at Perico Bay. 5 min-
utes to beaches or shopping. $159,900. Yvonne Higgins.
BAY AND GOLF COURSE panoramic views are yours to
enjoy from this one-of-a-kind 3BR/3.5BA Key Royale home.
Pool. Dock. Gorgeous! $974,500. Call Don Schroder.
FANTASTIC VALUE Key Royale 2BR/2BA canalfront
home with large Florida room. Large lot offers room for pool
and house expansion. Just $174,900! Call Karen Schroder.
N* Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
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HLWANTE SEVIESCOTIUE ERICS ONINE
DISTRIBUTOR-ROUTE SALES needed now! Bra-
denton/Sarasota area. 100% protected territory. Big
Game Jerky. Your business your income. 778-7456.
EXPERIENCED COOK NEEDED part time or full
time. Apply within. Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge St.,
FULL AND PART TIME servers, line cooks, dish-
washers. Year round weekend employees wanted.
Buccaneer Inn, 595 Dream Island Rd., Longboat
PART TIME WORK full time money! Must enjoy
working with people and be enthusiastic, outgoing
and dependable. Call 778-5028.
COCONUT BEACH RESORT maid service/cleaning
person. Immediate opening. Full time. Call 778-2277.
BOOKS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library sale.
779-1208 or 778-6247.
RARE OPPORTUNITY Licensed auto repair, sales,
rental. New building, lease or sale. Owner financing.
Jim LaRose, Wedebrock Real Estate, 383-5543.
RETAILERS! RETAILERS! RETAILERS! Wanted -
Big Game Jerky and snacks now available. As seen
in Sunday's sports section. By Jerry Hill, 778-7456.
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-
YOUR ULTIMATE CLEANING SOLUTION. Ultimate
service at reasonable prices. Residential, commercial.
Excellent references. Call for free estimate. 792-0862.
i2217 gulf drive north, bradenton beach, fl 34217
NMCE1939 Mary Maciel
Experienced Professional REALTORS
Where Service is a Priority
Phone (941) 778-2246 1-800-211-2323
Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
DOLPHIN PRE-SCHOOL Prepare your child for kin-
dergarten. Available places for ages 18 months
through 6 years. Waiting list for infants and toddlers.
EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE cleaning
homes, condos and rental properties. Impeccable local
references. Island resident over 4 years. Call 778-3989.
NEED HELP WITH yard work, flowers, clean-up,
housesitting? Call Personal Touch Lawn Mainte-
nance at 778-6172. Reliable adult, reasonable rates,
INCOME TAX SERVICE 30 years experience. Ohio
and Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney Tax
S + B MAINTENANCE SERVICE A/C, heating, elec-
trical, plumbing, remodeling, painting, screening,
pressure washing. Free estimates, prompt service.
778-3038 or 778-1307.
TREE SERVICE hazardous overhang removals,
topping, trimming, shaping, palm trimming. Insured,
free estimates. Call Phil at Brewer Tree Service, 778-
7790 or 745-2585.
AUTO DETAILING AT your home or office, at your con-
venience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning, leather
& vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and more. Pro-
tect your investment. Call Damon at 320-5662.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder. Call Island Check-A-
Home at 778-3089.
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
I can make your island
dreams come true.
'" .ED OLIVEIRA
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S. WAGNED REALTY
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
2217 Gulf Dr,ve Norhl'
-Bradenon Beach FL 342 17
5910 Marina Dr. .L J
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
^ESE S REALTORR, GRI
WOOD REFINISHING, RESTORATION and
French polishing. Furniture, antiques, boats, doors
and floors. 15 years experience. 778-9136.
TYPING SERVICE Letters, manuscripts, $3/page.
Also flyers, resumes, envelopes, labels, etc. Quick,
quality service. Free Island pickup/delivery. 794-5376.
MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING honest, reliable
Island residents. References. Let us clean it up! $12
hr., minimum 2 hours. Please beep Linda 215-5956.
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
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.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing specialist. State licensed and insured. Many
Island references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
Classifed advertising continues on the next page.
Summer hats: $7.50.
Visit us at 5404 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S FINEST
Gulffront complex with spectacular views of
Gulf over pool. This 2BR/2BA has secured
lobby, elevator and under-unit parking.
$219,900. Call Bill Bowman, 794-8482.
Newly Listed Gulf View lot
100 x 100 Holmes Beach lot
Full Gulfview lot west of Gulf Dr.
Call David Moynihan
at 778-7976 eves.
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5347 Gulf Drive
2274IIDiv ot ,B ad no e c,,L3 -1
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2BR/1BA totally upgraded unit. New
carpet, breakfast bar, walk-in shower, low
maintenance fees. Priced at $89,900. Call
Ed Oliveira at 778-1751.
with fabulous view, spacious floor plans
and a short walk to the beach. Turnkey fur-
nished. 2,736 sq. ft. total living area. Large
deep-water dock. Offered at $369,000. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-7976.
4 LOTS TO THE BEACH
3 BEDROOM 2 1/2 BATH
^ 123 51ST STREET
PICK YOUR COLORS
BUY NOW AND
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CALL STEVE MAPES
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Lan Hauling R By the cut or by the month.
Service 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
Darrin 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
WSpecializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
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FREE MULCH STONE SHELL
778-1497 Mobile 730-2273
HAULING SOD INSTALLATION
For Free Estimate Call 778-3089
Check-A-Home Inspection Services
Property Management Services
CHECK-A-HOME Home Updating & Maintenance Services
Bob Barlow Pre-Purchase Home Inspections
Over 20 Yrs Experience Licensed & Insured Builder Lic. #RR0066504
NU-Weatherside of Florida
SOFFITS & FASCAIS SINCE
Lic. # CLAC 286523
DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
We come to you!
MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior, under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Mention this ad for $ 0 OFF.
(This number is a message service when we are busy.)
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
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
PROFESSIONAL PAINTER 12 years experience.
Interior/exterior, excellent Island references, no
mess. Insured. Call Don at 778-3456.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
BIG JIM'S PAINTING interior/exterior, free estimates.
Many, many Island references. 778-5587 or 742-
KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential & com-
mercial. New construction or remodeling. Insured. Lic.
# CGC 058-092. Call 778-5354 or pager 506-6186.
ELLIOTT'S PRECISION TILE Service. Local Island
references, local resident. Flooring specialist. Call
Jim at 778-1319.
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
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available Mar. 12 31 & Apr.
23 to May 15 at $350 wk. 778-2832.1
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.
HIDEAWAY COVE SEASONAL Panoramic bayview
between bridges. Walk to beach, post office and res-
taurants. Lovely, cozy, quiet area. Dead end street.
1st floor, 1 and 2 BR, fully furnished with dock. Avail-
able Apr. & 1997 1998 season. No smoking or pets.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA unfurnished. 1,600 + sq. ft., ga-
rage. Central location near Gulf, library, downtown
Holmes Beach. Ideal home for retired couple. $750
- $800 mo. plus utilities. Available Apr. 1997. (309)
CLEAN CUTE LARGE 1BR Private courtyard,
200' to beach. Walk to pier, restaurants, shops.
$1,490 mo./$490 wk. 778-8571 or 748-6774.
BEACHFRONT CONDO to share. Great view, 2BR/
2BA, non-smoker, parking, lanai, furnished. Rooftop
patio, security entrance. Holmes Beach. 778-6196.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND seasonal or monthly rental.
Gorgeous, totally remodeled canalfront with dock. Short
1 + block walk to beach. 3BR/2BA with large, sunny
Florida room for entertaining. Five different fruit trees inr
yard. Call (941) 688-9281 or (941) 683-4703.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 3BR/2BA available
for next season. Approximately 200 ft. to Gulf. 778-
SEASONAL RENTALS available now for Apr. Dec.
, 1997. 2BR/1BA turnkey furnished and efficiency
turnkey. No pets. Deposit required. (941) 778-5057.
Book now for 1998. E-mail JC34217@
APRIL 1 14 Delightful 2BR/2BA condo. Gulffront
complex, heated pool, tennis, Jacuzzi, sauna. Sum-
mer rentals now booking. 794-8877.
SEASONAL LAST MINUTE cancellation! Gulffront,
private beach, 1 BR/1 BA bungalow. Available Mar. 1
- 7 and Mar. 22 on. $475 wk./$1,200 mo. 778-1086.
SEASONAL RENTALS 1 & 2BR apartments now
available beginning Apr. 1. Immaculate, turnkey fur-
nished, stone's throw to beach. 778-4368.
GREAT SPRING/SUMMER/FALL rental. Spacious
2BR/2BA, furnished duplex in quiet location in
Holmes Beach. Close to beach and shopping. $750
+ utilities. Available mid Apr. to Nov. 1 or possibly
ANNA MARIA CITY duplex. 2BR/1BA, furnished or
unfurnished. On canal, dock available. $700 mo.
yearly. Call 778-6350.
NORTH END OF Anna Maria. 2-3BR/2BA. Available
April, May. 778-5115.
ANNUAL RENTALS Westbay Point & Moorings.
2BR/2BA, ground floor. Longboat Harbor 2BR/2BA.
Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.
LATE MARCH CANCELLATION Westbay Point &
Moorings. 2BR/2BA. Longboat Harbor condo, 2BR/
2BA. Now available. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.
ANNUAL 1BR DUPLEX with screened porch. Par-
tially furnished, 1/2 block to beach. Electric/water fur-
nished. $600 plus deposit. 779-1001.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA apartment,
steps to beach. 1-car garage, no pets. $575 mo. Gulf-
Bay Realty, 778-7244.
1 BR/1 BA BAYFRONT with boat dock. 1 block to Gulf.
1 BR/1 BA poolside house and furnished poolside ef-
ficiency in town. Quiet, clean, wonderful rentals. 749-
0216 or 349-0459 weekdays.
FURNISHED 1BR/1BA DUPLEX in Holmes Beach.
One block to beach. 6 month or annual, $550 mo.
includes water and trash fees. 778-7765.
FRANK'S CARPET INSTALLATION
Wholesale Carpet & Vinyl A Free Estimates
No Salesmen Restretching & Repairs A Best Rates
S USA'S LARGEST FREE
Security Monitoring only $24.95/mo.
Systems Bill Presley 753-1300 Lic. #EF0000405
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FREE EXPERT ADVICE
Call David Parrish Call
7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
"Serving the Islands for over 15 years"
Family Owned & Operated
Custom Cabinet Making
Millwork & Wood Cut to Size
213 54th Street Holmes Beach 778-3082
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SEASONAL AND VACATION Sun Plaza West,
Martinique, Sandy Pointe and homes. Mar., Apr.
available. T. Dolly Young & Associates, 778-0807.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, garage, screen porch.
Nice, quiet area. No pets. $650 mo. yearly. (941)
LOVELY 2BR/1BA in Anna Maria. Gulffront apart-
ment fully furnished, sundeck, porch, washer/dryer,
microwave, convenient location. Weekly or monthly,
no pets. 778-3143.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA Waterway condo, Cortez Rd.
Unit includes washer/dryer, dishwasher, boat slip.
Overlooks Palma Sola Bay. No pets. $800 mo. plus
utilities. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-1450 for
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA duplex apart-
ment on quiet street close to beach. $500 mo. plus
utilities. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-1450 for
ROOMMATE WANTED Waterfront house with pool,
boat docks, etc. $400 plus 1/2 utilities. Call 778-
MARCH AND APRIL OPENINGS monthly or weekly.
Prices starting at $350 wk. Call Fran Maxon Real
Estate, 778-1450 for further information.
BAYFRONT NORTH END 1 or 2BR with view,
heated pool and spa and private courtyard. Dec.
1997 and Apr. 1998. $600/$800 wk. or $1,100/
$1,400 mo. 778-4107.
BAYFRONT LARGE 2BR with view, heated pool and
spa, private courtyard and screened porch. Apr.,
1997. $1,000. 778-4107.
SEASONAL RENTALS nightly, weekly, monthly.
Fully furnished. Steps to beach, restaurants, shops
in village. Some available now or reserve for 1998..
OPEN HOUSE 1 4 DAILY. Waterfront showplace,
1 year new. Spacious 5,900 sq. ft. under roof, 4BR/
4BA, cattetdral ceiling, 7 pern6h spa, boat dock. Will
consider offers below appraisal. Appraised at
$485,000. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Broker/
PERICO BAY CLUB by owner. 2BR/2BA condo has
panoramic views of bay. Beautifully furnished turn-
key with 24 hour security and all amenities.
PRICE REDUCED BAYVIEW home with attached
apartment. Zoned duplex. Beautiful extra lot. Quiet
upscale area. Space and lawn or rental lot sale in-
come. Walk to beach. Open house Sundays. 2210
Avenue A, Anna Maria Island. $179,500. Serious
offers considered. (941) 778-1442.
WATERFRONT LONGBOAT KEY Deep water ca-
nal, 2BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room, liv-
ing room, fireplace, satellite dish, large caged pool.
580 DeNarvaez Dr. $195,000. Brokers protected.
Owner/broker. Call (941) 383-5474.
SALE OR TRADE Lovely 2BR/2BA Island home,
enclosed downstairs. $140,000. 778-5125.
WATERFRONT 4116 2nd Ave. NE. 3BR/2.5BA,
145' on canal, 90' dock. Covered 10,000 lb. lift.
$219,900. (941) 747-3630.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY March 1, 1 5. 3601 East
Bay Dr. #103. Secluded, furnished 2BR/2BA condo.
Bayview, covered parking, storage and pool. $180
maintenance fee. Convenient Holmes Beach loca-
tion. $103,900. Call 723-6802.
2BR/2BA IMMACULATE completely redone
townhouse condo in small complex with pool. All
new carpet, ceramic tile, kitchen appliances. 1.5
blocks to beach and close to shopping in quiet area
of Holmes Beach. $119,000. 778-0510.
624 FOXWORTH, Key Royale. 3 large bedrooms,
2.5 baths, split design with southern exposure, liv-
ing room, dining room, eat-in kitchen. 2,642 sq. ft.
under roof with new seawall and boat dock.
$289,500 as is. 778-7837.
GULFFRONT CONDO Anna Maria Island Club. 2BR/
2BA, turnkey furnished, tile, Berber carpet. Non-smok-
ing unit, pool, spa, sauna. (813) 949-3713.
GREAT FAMILY HOME, large lot, on canal 3BR/
2BA with ceramic tile, French doors. 507 71st St.,
Holmes Beach. $162,000. Shown by appointment
HOLMES BEACH well maintained 2 3BR/2BA
complete with screened porch and Jacuzzi. Ideal
home or rental investment. Priced to sell at
DIRECT BEACHFRONT 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, 2
large decks, fireplace. Fabulous views. Large lot 116
x 195. Best buy on beach. May take canal home on
trade. $459,900. 778-9252.
CONDO FABULOUS SUNSET VIEWS from this
beachfront penthouse on Longboat Key. Call Jim
LaRose, Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 383-
SPACIOUS BUILDING LOT, steps to beach on
North Longboat Key. Call Jim LaRose, Wedebrock
Real Estate Co., (941) 383-5543.
REAL ESTATE NEEDED Have cash buyer for 2 or
preferably 3BR, bayfront, downstairs, corner unit at
Westbay Point & Moorings or Westbay Cove. Call
Betsy Hills, Licensed Real Estate Broker at (941)
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION For sale by
owner. 4-apartment complex, 200' from Gulf. Beach
side of Gulf Dr. Quiet area, close to public beach, food
store. Anna Maria Island Center, Manatee Ave. High
ground, flowing well, lush grounds. Owner operated for
27 years. $350,000. 111-113 36st St. 778-2071.
HOLMES BEACH BY OWNER Short walk to Gulf,
ground level 2BR/1 BA with 1 BR/1BA guest quarters
on lushly landscaped duplex lot. Large lanai with
spa. $219,000. Principles only. 778-5617.
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BY NANCY NICHOLSON JOLINE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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35 It may drip
36 Brought about
38 What a sweet
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bartender 92 Fools
46 Mme., in Madrid 93 200 milligrams
47 Nuts 95 San Diego Zoo
48 "On Broadway" attraction?
co-writer 100 Conquered
49 Social climber's 102 Fleet fleet?
goal 103 Deep blue
52 Loose overcoat 104 Nobelist
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59 Plenty 110 Rush
60 Yup's alternative IlI Low note
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65 Some are holy 114 Goings-on at the
68 Access church fair?
70 Work done on 118 "-- a Douce"
the premises? 119 Had dinner
71 Broadway hit delivered
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87 Striker's cry 7 Emulated
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12 Cycle starter
14 Luxury car--
16 Offerings at a
24 They go to waist
25 Spurts of activity
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38 Nursery rhyme
39 Ll. zone
43 Landlord's need
49 Summer needs
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53 Stirring up
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56 European airline
57 Place for a
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SPECTACULAR CANAL HOME at the
open end of the Island's widest canal. Huge
master bedroom and bath overlooking heated
pool, spa and canal. Completely updated in
1996. 10,000 Ib boat lift with wrap-around deck.
$439,000. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND waterfront hideaway. ELEVATED ANNA MARIA HOME with 3
Direct bayfront facing west over the water to bedrooms and 2 baths. Vaulted ceilings, inside
enjoy knockout sunsets. L-shaped dock for your utility room, light neutral colors throughout. Built-
boat. Immaculate home. Jacuzzi, fireplace. ins in bathroom and bedrooms. $224,900. Call
$289,000. Call Rose Schnoerr. Mary Ann Schmidt or Helen White.
WELL-MAINTAINED AND DECORATED
CANALFRONT home in Key Royale. Private
dock only minutes away from Tampa Bay. Low
maintenance landscaping. Large screened
lanai. $199,500. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
BAYFRONT AND CANAL with boat davits
and pads on canal site. Jenn-aire range and
oven. Combo dining and family. On cul-de-sac.
Very private. $395,000 Call Helen White.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
2BR/2BA enclosed lanai$130,000
Unit 22 Downstairs in excellent
condition .................... $139,900
3BR/3BA townhouse .....$215,000
THE VIEW looking down Sarasota Bay from GREAT FAMILY HOME o
this 2BR/2BA home is almost indescribable. PALMA SOLA PARK. Con\
2,000 sq. ft of luxury living/loft, artist's retreat Each bedroom has a bath ne
and new kitchen. Exceptional price for water- 3 bath. $195,000. Call Bobye
front. $239,000 Call Bob or Penny Hall.
GULFFRONT CONDO overlooking Coquina
Beach. 2 bedroom, 2 baths with open decks
and under-cover parking. Bright and airy.
n large, treed lot in
lenient to beach.
xt to it. 3 bedroom,
RARE DUPLEX on Intracoastal great loca-
tion PLUS INCOME. 2BR/1BA upstairs, 1BR/
1BA down. Looks east over the Intracoastal
all Evelyn Mitchell. waterway. Near the marina. $159,000. Call
BREATHTAKING GULFVIEW on 4th floor in
Longboat Key. Two open balconies. Elegant
lobby, elevators, exercise room and tennis
courts. $194,000. Call Rose Schnoerr.
PALMA SOLA PARK'S BEST BUY 3BR/
2BA in a completely remodeled house. Every-
thing new inside and out. New outdoor, above-
ground pool and large deck. $169,000. Call
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