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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


Come one, come all
This colorful circus poster by Ginny Mazza, 11-year-old student at Anna Maria Elementary School was chosen as
the grand prize winner in what has become an annual contest to promote the arrival of the Roberts Bros. Circus to
benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center on March 10. The public is invited to the tent raising at 9 a.m.
with tours immediately following. Mazza will serve as honorary ringmaster for the 5:30 performance as her reward.
A second show begins at 7:30 p.m. Look inside for more details and ticket information.


Judge: Anna Maria failed to

produce records promptly


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Manatee Circuit Judge Robert Boylston ruled
Anna Maria City officials failed to hand over public
records within a reasonable time.
Ken Peterson ,of Five O'Clock Marine requested
records Jan. 17 and again on Jan. 31 and Feb. 6. The
city complied with the request on Feb. 12, 26 days af-
ter the original request.
"The delay in complying with the request under
these circumstances constitutes an unlawful refusal,"
Boylston writes in his decision. "The charges made by
the city (for the records) in the amount of $112.95 are
reasonable."
Boylston ruled Peterson is entitled to collect
attorney's fees for the cost of enforcing the Florida
public open records law, or Government-in-the-Sun-
shine law.
The city's attorney, Robert Hendrickson, told Anna


I I R


Forum: no

pressing

issues in

Holmes Beach

election
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The six candidates seeking election to the Holmes
Beach City' Council were unusually agreeable in their
responses to questions at last week's candidate forum,
sponsored by The Islander Bystander.
The candidates also had similar responses to a sur-
prise question concerning an assessment of Mayor Bob
VanWagoner's performance in his first year in office.
Candidates include incumbent council members
Luke Courtney and Don Maloney and former mayor
and councilwoman Pat Geyer. Others running are
Please see Mercedes Thornburg, Sue
Normand and Irma Backelant-
editorial Lanning
suggestions Voters may vote for three of
on page 6. the candidates on March 11.
All electors in the city will
vote at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The candidates
Irma Backelant-Lanning, 52, has been an Island
resident for five years and is seeking her first term in
office. She has a nursing diploma, a degree in social
psychology and communications and is vice president
of Voice of Freedom. Her husband John is an emer-
gency room physician.
"I believe the present council has lost its focus,"
she said. "I'd like to see it take a more pro-active role
before writing laws that affect 5,000 people. We need
just and lawful rules and to be answerable to how we
spend the taxpayers' money. I am resourceful and I
believe in protecting the rights of the individual."
Luke Courtney, 51, is seeking his third term on
council. He has a degree in psychology and was a lieu-
tenant in the U. S. Navy. He worked in sales and man-
agement before he and his wife Joy came to the Island
in 1989 and purchased Haley's Motel.
"I feel well qualified to represent the citizens of
Holmes Beach," he said. "People have criticized the
council for moving too slowly. I'd much rather be on
a council that's moving slowly in the right direction
than quickly in the wrong direction.
Pat Geyer, 66, is seeking a return to council after
taking a year off. She served on council from 1978 to
1990 and 1994 to 1996 and as mayor for two terms
from 1990 to 1994. She and her husband Ed have been
PLEASE SEE ELECTION, PAGE 4


Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard in a letter that Boylston
ruled that the length of time the city took to produce the
documents was unreasonable, thereby constituting an
unlawfrul refusal to produce public records.
The city has 30 days to appeal with the Second
District Court of Appeals in Lakeland.
"Although I do not necessarily agree with the
judge's decision, questions of reasonableness are gen-
erally left to the discretion of the trial judge,"
Hendrickson wrote to Shumard. "Therefore, I do not
believe the city would prevail on appeal."
Shumard said he did not know what would happen
next, but an appeal is unlikely.
"Their attorney contacted us about her fees," Shumard
said. "There's no problem coming up with the documents
in a reasonable time. But what Peterson didn't understand
was what was going on at the time with the city election
coming up and our spending time trying to get a federal
grant. City Clerk Peggy Nelson was busy."


Fire district deeds Cortez station to FISH


The Anna Maria Fire Commission recently voted
to deed its volunteer station in Cortez to the Florida In-
stitute for Saltwater Heritage.
The move was first approved by the district's vol-
unteers who own the building. The building was
deeded to the district then to FISH and will be used
solely for public purposes.
The transaction was done in two parts because of


three clauses in the deed regarding situations in which
the building would revert to the fire district, Fire Chief
Andy Price said.
"The attorney felt that the district would be in a bet-
ter position to facilitate this if it ever became necessary,"
Price explained. "If FISH disbands, another non-profit
organization can take over the building or if the fire dis-
trict feels the need to take it back for fire protection, it can."


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ..................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .................... .... 7
Announcements ......................................... 15
Pancakes ................................................... 21
SKIMMING THE SECOND SECTION
S tir-it-up .................................................... 2-B
School Daze............................................ 4-B
S treetlife ....................................................... 6-B
Anna Maria Island tides ........................... 10-B
R eal estate ................................................ 12-B
Crossword puzzle................................20-B


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


MARCH 5, 1997






EH PAGE 2 0 MARCH 5, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Fire officials respond, vow to continue EMS plan


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Fire District officials vowed to con-
tinue their quest to provide Emergency Medical service
to the district if the plan is approved by district resi-
dents.
This vow came despite the county's promise to add
a third ambulance to the district during peak times and
followed claims by Public Safety Director Mike
Latessa at a recent forum on EMS that the county can
provide the service more efficiently and economically.
Officials took issue with Latessa's figures on response
times and the EMS department's annual budget, as well
as his opinions on deterioration of critical skills in its para-
medics if the district provides the service and a proposed
tax rebate to the district in order to fund the service.
Citing the county's response times of seven to 30
minutes on 10 percent of the calls on the Island, Fire Chief
Andy Price noted, "That's why we started this in the first
place. If it takes that long for an ambulance that's already
on the Island to respond to another part of the Island, then
we have a more serious problem than I thought."
Increasing response times and decreasing service
were part of the impetus for two Island groups to ask the
fire district to study options for EMS. The district's EMS
Study Committee embarked on a six-month study before
recommending that the fire district provide the service.
"The district feels responsible to follow through on
what has been asked of it," Price added. "Because the
county has agreed to provide a third ambulance, it
shows the committee has had an effect but we must
continue to push forward."
Price and Fire Commissioner Larry Tyler, who
also chairs the EMS Study Committee, pointed out
several discrepancies in the county's data:
More than 20 calls with extended response times
of up to 25 minutes that were not listed.
Calls analyzed did not cover a full year but
stopped at Dec. 24.
74, or 10 percent, of the Island calls did not in-
clude response times.
All calls listed were on the Island and did not in-
clude the Cortez portion of the district, which would
add about 300 calls.
Of the total 753 Island calls 129, or 17 percent,
had response times of seven minutes or more.
The canceled calls had an average response time
of 3.9 minutes which decreased the averages of all re-
sponse times. -
"If you consider this information, it throws all the
percentages off and helps decrease the county's over-
all response times," Tyler pointed out.
The fire district's average response time is about three
minutes and its longest response time is 12 minutes and
"there should be no response time of over seven minutes
if we're responding from our stations," Price said.
Bob Powers, former president of the Colony Cove
Homeowners' Association in Ellenton, said residents
north of the Manatee River have the same complaints as
those on the Island. The county has also promised a third
ambulance to be on duty during peak times in that area.


Firematics team take eight trophies in Arcadia
From left, the Anna Maria Fire District's Firematics Team Dennis Dotson, Jeff Lonzo, Rich Losek, Tim
Hyden, Danny Stephens and Bruce McKenzie (not pictured) took eight trophies in the recent 1997 City of
Arcadia Firematics Competition. Trophies included second place overall, second place in ladder climb, dry
hose, busted hose, one into two and bucket brigade; third place in running hose; and fourth place-in barrel


push. Photo courtesy of the Anna Maria Fire District.

"The problem with the third ambulance is the
county can dispatch it somewhere else at will," Pow-
ers noted. "The county takes our ambulance now and
moves it to the center of the district to be on standby.
The two outlying areas, the Island and north of the
river, are the ones that suffer the most."
Powers said he has been keeping a log of ambu-
lance calls and response times.
"The response times Mr. Latessa is giving you are
from the time the ambulance is dispatched, not when
the call comes in, which would add several minutes" he
explained.
Dave Byington, county paramedic and EMS em-
ployee representative, responded to Latessa's statement
that when the fire district gets its third ambulance, it
will have "more ambulances per square mile and bet-
ter response times than any other place in the county."
"Our understanding was that the two new ambulances
were to be used for additional coverage throughout the
whole county," Byington stressed. "It's unjustifiable to try
and appease one area of the county when there are other
areas that are very busy on a regular basis."
Price clarified Latessa's statements that the Island
is always covered by an ambulance and that when the
ambulance is relocated, it is usually to Kingfish Ramp.
"Yes, the Island is always covered by the closest
unit," he noted. "But the closest unit could be at our
station or at Blake Hospital or in Ellenton. When the


Rushing for pasta
Little League baseball players rush Anna Maria Island Community Center Program Director Scott Dell
during a raffle at a spaghetti dinner Friday, Feb. 28. The Beach Bistro fed players and their families pasta
and salad and uniforms were handed out at the benefit for the league. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


ambulance is relocated, the majority of the time it goes
to Blake Hospital. We know because we hear it over
the EMS paging system which is connected to our pag-
ing system."
Price also addressed Latessa's statement that a district
ambulance service would not give paramedics the oppor-
tunity to use many critical skills because "the call volume
on the Island is not significant enough in terms of quan-
tity, quality and variety to support critical skills."
"Even the county has the same problem now," he
said. "There's a simple solution- sufficiency training
in hospitals and clinics to practice the skills. As a para-
medic every two years I have to prove that I.can do
those skills and I'm certified to do them. We do the
same thing with our firefighters."
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.
"No matter which department provides the service,
it all has to be figured in as part of the EMS expense,"
Price noted. "The fire district also has those functions
that can be utilized in providing EMS."
Latessa said it costs the county $5 million to pro-
vide EMS and $2.5 million is recouped through user
(transport) fees. However, figures supplied to the EMS
committee show the county recoups only $1,777,000 in
transport fees, a difference of more than $700,000,
Price pointed out.
Finally Price noted that Latessa was skeptical that
the county would ever rebate taxes to the district so it
could collect them to fund EMS, but many Islanders re-
member receiving dual taxation rebates from the
county in 1983, 1984 and 1985. All city residents in the
county received the rebates for services from which
they received no benefit.
"We like what you're doing on the Island," Pow-
ers stressed. "You're lucky to have a fire chief who is
concerned about the people and not the politics."
Powers said the best solution would be for the
county to conduct a thorough study of the EMS options
with public input, "so we can all come up with a bet-
ter system."
In related news, the fire commission recently voted
to:
Work on a time table to begin implementing EMS
by the fall of 1998.
Continue with public education efforts on the
EMS committee's recommendation.
Gauge public opinion through a referendum, a
mail out to registered voters and property owners or
similar method.
Continue to work with the county to establish the
cost of providing the service in the district and achiev-
ing a method of rebating tax funds to the district to
provide the service.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 5, 1997 N PAGE 3 I-B

Island homes open for fundraiser March 15


From historic cottages to elegant contemporary
lifestyles, a variety of homes will be open to the pub-
lic for the fourth annual Anna Maria Island Tour of
Homes, with tickets available now at many locations.
The tour will be Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. It will feature interior tours at five Island
properties.
A special feature this year is a cafe and boutique,
Island Tropical Treasures, with refreshing drinks, sand-
wiches and baked goods from Island chefs and an ar-
ray of crafts by local artists. This stopover is included
in the tour at one of the homes in Anna Maria City.
Gourmet items will include homemade swamp
cabbage relish, yellow squash relish, sweet green to-
mato crisps, pineapple preserves, kumquat marmalade,
orange marmalade, pepper jelly, vinegars of dill, basil,
lemon-mint and mixed herb, and Island cookies.


Proceeds will benefit the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Sponsors of the tour are the Anna Maria
Oyster Bar on the historic city pier and The Islander
Bystander.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the
tour. They are available now at these locations:
Anna Maria- Lor-Ell Hair Designs, 401 Pine
Ave.; A.M.I. West, 9801 Gulf Drive; Two Sides of
Nature, 9908 Gulf Drive; Sandbar Restaurant, 100
Spring Ave.; Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
Holmes Beach Islander Bystander, 5404 Ma-
rina Drive; First National Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive;
LaPensee Plumbing, 5348 Gulf Drive; Crowder Bros.
Hardware, 3552 East Bay Drive; Island Discount
Tackle, 3240 East Bay Drive
Bradenton Beach Beach House Restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive


This spectacular home on North Shore Drive in Anna Maria will be featured on the Anna Maria Island Tour
of Homes March 15.


Longboat Key Longboat Super Package, 6850
Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Bradenton Westbay Athletic Club, 6500 Mana-
tee Ave. W.; Lively Kitchens, 7232 Manatee Ave. W.;
Flowers by Don, 2715 Manatee Ave. W.; Baskets of
Memories, 6737 Manatee Ave. W.
A special section in next week's Islander By-
stander will include a picturesque peek at homes on
the tour including 105 67th St., Holmes Beach, 306
Gulf Blvd., 510 Kumquat, 301 N. Bay Blvd., and 804
North Shore Drive, Anna Maria.




Anna Maria City
3/11, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session

Bradenton Beach
3/6, 7 p.m., commission meeting. Agenda:
public hearing on ordinance changing meeting
times and dates, correction of Jan. 9 minutes,
discussion of irrigation/landscaping at median
adjacent to Coquina Beach, request for Sev-
enth Street S. dock replacement, hurricane
shutter request for Tingley Memorial Library
and artificial reef grant application.


Holmes Beach
3/6, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
3/11, 7 a.m. to 7 p:m., City election. City-wide
polling location is at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive.
3/11, 7 p.m., Council work session,
CANCELED

Of Interest
3/10, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
3/12, 10 a.m., Citizen Advisory Committee to
the Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.


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ELECTION, FROM PAGE 1


Island residents since 1969 and have owned Duffy's
Tavern since 1971.
"I'll represent all the citizens of Holmes Beach,"
she said. "My experience counts. I'm running in order
to bring common sense and sanity back to city hall."
Don Maloney, 69, is seeking his second term on
council. He studied engineering and journalism as well
as doing graduate studies in sales and marketing. He
was employed for 30 years with the Harris Corporation
and is the author of seven books and numerous maga-
zine and newspaper articles. He and his wife Sarah
came to the Island in 1992.
"I'm dedicated to good government," he said. "It
will take people with ideas and experience in business
and government to solve our problems. I have that ex-
perience and the ideas as well as the demonstrated abil-
ity to get the job done."
Sue Normand, 53, is seeking her first term on
council and currently serves as chair of the planning
commission. She has studied business management and
real estate and is a broker with Preferred Properties
International in Holmes Beach and president of NIC,
a management consulting firm. She has lived on the
Island since 1979.
"I will work toward an equitable means of protect-
ing the rights of the individual, including property
rights, balanced with the need to protect the city's
population as a whole," she said. "I will bring to coun-
cil common sense, stability, a businesslike approach to
problem solving and the ability to make well thought
out decisions."
Mercedes Thornburg, 68, is seeking her first term
on council and has been a community activist for the
past 10 years. She worked for the Nelson Trust in Mis-
souri, co-owned an RV sales and rental business and
was a church secretary.. She and her husband Jon came
to the Island in 1986.
"I have been urged to run for city council," she
said. "I represent no special interest group. I'll be work-
ing for you and representing you. I want to bring brev-
ity and civility back to city council."

The questions
What is your assessment of the mayor's job this past
year?
Backelant-Lanning, Geyer, Maloney and Normand
said the mayor is micro-managing the city.
Geyer said she doesn't research the history of why
certain laws were passed before attempting to change
them.
Maloney said the mayor becomes involved in is-
sues that don't have to be handled by city hall and does
not utilize the council as he should.
Normand said he has good intentions but she dis-
agrees with him on several issues.
Courtney said the mayor is one of the hardest
working mayors and he has accomplished a lot.
Courtney gave him a grade of B+, but said he only
agrees with 60 to 70 percent of what he's done.
Thornburg said she is one of the citizens who
helped talk VanWagoner into running for mayor and he
has worked very hard. She said she disagrees with him
on some issues but he is giving his best to the city.

What's your opinion of the proposed city hall com-
plex?
All candidates favor building the new city complex
except Backelant-Lanning, who said that she is unsure
if the city needs it.

Should the city regulate trailer and RV parking and
if so, how?
Maloney and Geyer said the new trailer ordinance
limiting the parking of trailers and RVs to back and
side yards should be repealed.
Backelant-Lanning said RVs or trailers could be
fenced or offered free parking at city hall.
Courtney, Normand and Thornburg said the ordi-
nance should be salvaged if it can be worded so as not
to create a hardship for owners.

Is the Privateers' boat float storage in the vacant lot
at the corner of Clark Drive and Clark Lane a prob-
lem?
None of the candidates believed the storage area
was a problem but some had suggestions on improving
the situation.
Normand said the vacant lot could be fenced.
Backelant-Lanning said the vacant lot could be sold
and the profits used to purchase a commercial piece of


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
In addition to electing three council members,
Holmes Beach voters will vote on several changes to
the city charter. Copies of the current wording and pro-
posed changes are available at city hall. Changes in-
clude:
Question 1 The council shall hold a special
meeting immediately following the swearing in of
newly elected city council members. The council chair-
person and vice-chairperson shall be elected by the
council at the special meeting. Previously, the above
was done at the first regular meeting of the council.
Question 2 An addition was made to criteria for
forfeiture of office stating that council members must
maintain residency within the city during his/her term
of office.
Question 3 No elected officer's salary or unac-
countable expenses shall be increased during his or her
current term of office. The word current was added.


Question 4 An addition was made to criteria for
forfeiture of office stating that the mayor must main-
tain residency within the city during his/her term of
office.
Question 5 The addition of city treasurer and
removal of city prosecutor to the list of employees that
are appointed, removed or suspended by the mayor.
Question 6 The addition of "which do not con-
flict with the mayor's charter role at the end of the
following sentence: The mayor shall "perform other
duties as are specified in this charter or may be required
by the council which do not conflict with the mayor's
charter role."
Question 7 The mayor, with the annual ap-
proval of council, shall appoint a city attorney who
shall be member of the Florida Bar in good standing.
The word annual was added.
Question 8 Shall all provisions in the city char-
ter pertaining to the words council be amended to read
commission?"


I


The six candidates seeking election to the three seats on the Holmes Beach City Council are, from left,
Irma Backelant-Lanning, Luke Courtney, Pay Geyer, Don Maloney, Sue Normand and Mercedes
Thornburg. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


property for float storage. Courtney said an exception
could be made to the trailer ordinance that prohibits
parking the float in a vacant lot.

Should the city restrict residential rental duration
and if so, how do you feel about the proposed ordi-
nance?
The ordinance proposes limits of 30 days in the R-
1 and R-3 districts and 14 days in the R-2 district.
Backelant-Lanning said limiting the duration of
residential rentals is interfering with individuals' prop-
erty rights. The others said the proposed ordinance
needs some further work.

How should the replacement of the Key Royale
Bridge be funded?
All except Backelant-Lanning said the city should
explore federal and state funding first. Backelant-
Lanning said the city should have gotten its own engi-
neering report because no one knows the bridge's true
condition.

Is the city taking the right steps in solving the con-
tiguous lot problem?
All said contiguous lots should be considered the
same as the city's other buildable lots.

Do you think the city has a noise problem and if so,
how should it be solved?
Maloney, Geyer and Backelant-Lanning said the
city's present noise ordinance is sufficient. Courtney,
Normand and Thornburg favor the proposed amend-
ment to the ordinance with the clarification of the
words "plainly audible."

Are you against increasing density in the A-1 dis-


trict and how do you feel about the moteliers add-
ing more rooms?
All said they oppose increasing density.
Thornburg said the two moteliers who want to di-
vide their large suites into smaller ones have their
motels for sale. Normand and Maloney said they would
listen to the requests of motel owners but at this time
they do not see a solution. Geyer said dividing large
suites is intensity, not density, but she is opposed to
increasing the density to 28 units per acre. Courtney
said he is adamantly opposed to adding any more mo-
tel rooms. Backelant-Lanning said she would be will-
ing to listen to the moteliers' request.which would add
34 rooms in the district.

Where do you stand on replacing the Anna Maria
Bridge?
All candidates support refurbishing the present
bridge and adding safety lanes. Maloney, Geyer and
Normand also favor building a third bridge to Longboat
Key.

How do you feel about the proposed fire district-
based Emergency Medical Service?
All candidates support the proposal for the fire dis-
trict to provide EMS.

What's your 25-year goal for the city?
All agreed that the most important goal is to pro-
tect the character of the city by developing a growth
management plan.

One question was directed to Courtney only.
Do you plan to run for the office of mayor next
year?
Courtney said yes.


Holmes Beach voters to


decide on charter changes






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PUBLIC'NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a GENERAL ELEC-
TION will be held in the City of Holmes Beach on Tuesday,
March 11, 1997, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
This election is being held for the purpose of elect-
ing (3) Council members for two year terms of office
each and for the consideration of certain proposed
amendments to the charter of the city of Holmes Beach.
ALL PRECINCTS within the City will vote at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, Florida.
CITY OF HOLMES BEACH
Leslie R. Ford, City Clerk
OFFICIAL BALLOT
City of Holmes Beach
City Election
March 11,1997
Stub No. 1
Stub No. 2

TOP

OFFICIAL BALLOT
City of Holmes Beach
City Election
MARCH 11, 1996
HO1
STUB TO BE REMOVED BY ELECTION OFFICIAL
CITY OF HOLMES BEACH ELECTION 3/11/97
HOLMES BEACH
CITY COUNCIL VOTE FOR THREE
IRMA BACKELANT-LANNING > +
LUKE COURTNEY > +
PATRICIA A. GEYER > +
DON MALONEY > +
SUE NORMAND > +
MERCEDES THORNBURG > +
CHARTER REVISIONS
1.) Shall Section 3.05 be changed to read as follows:
3.05 First meeting of the Council:
Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Council.
'The Council shall hold a Special Meeting, immediately following the
swearing in of newly elected City Council members. -The Mayor shall
be the presiding officer at the Special Meeting of the Council until a
chairperson Is duly elected. In the absence of the Mayor at the Spe-
cial Meeting of the Council, the Council shall, from among themselves,
elect a temporary chairperson to preside until a permanent chairper-
son Is duly'elected. Each newly elected Council shall annually at the
Special Meeting or as soon thereafter as practicable, elect from its own
members a chairperson and vice-chairperson who shall serve at the
pleasure of the Council. The chairperson shall preside at meetings of
the Council. The vice-chairperson shall act as chairperson during the
absence or disability of the chairperson. The holding of such office
shall not deprive the chairperson or vice-chairperson of his/her vote on
any question. The chairperson shall also serve as Deputy Mayor dur-
ing the temporary absence or temporary disability of the ye
Mayor as set forth in section 4.03."
2.) Shall Section 3.07(b) be changed to read as follows:
3.07 (b) -Vacancies: Forfeiture of office; filling of vacancies.
"(b) Forfeiture of office. The Council member shall forfeit his/her office
it he/she: (1) lacks at any time during the term of office any qualification
for the office prescribed by this Charter or by law, or (2) violates any stan-
dard of conduct or code of ethics established by law for public officials;
such violation to be determined by remaining members of the Council, or
(3) falls to maintain residency within the City during his/her term of office,
or (4) fails to meet attendance requirements that shall be established by
the Council. In no event shall a Council member be
required to forfeit his/her office without a public hearing." No >
3.) Shall Section 4.02(c) be changed to read as follows:
4.02 (c) Compensation.
"(c) Compensation. The Council shall determine the annual salary
of the Mayor by ordinance: provided that no elected officer's salary or
unaccountable expenses shall be increased during
his/her current term of office." No >*
4.) Shall Section 4.04(b) be changed to read as follows:
4.04 (b) Forfeiture of Office.
"(b) Forfeiture of Office. The Mayor shall forfeit his/her office if he/she:
(1) lacks at any time during his/her term of office any qualifications for the
office prescribed by this Charter or by law, or (2) violates any standard of
conduct or code of ethics published by law for public officials, such a vio-
lation to be determined by a vote of four (4) members of Council, (3) fails
to maintain residency within the City during his/her term of office, or (4) falls
to meet attendance requirements that shall be established by the Coun-
cil. However, in no event shall the Mayor be required to
forfeit his/her office without benefit of a public hearing." No
5.) Shall Section 4.05(a) be changed to read as follows:
4.05 (a) Powers and Duties of the Mayor.
'The Mayor shall:
(a) Have the authority and duty to appoint, suspend or remove all City
employees or all administrative officers, and shall follow procedures es-
tablished under personnel rules adopted pursuant to this Charter in exer-
cising his/her authority. However, concurrence by the Council shall be
required for appointment or removal of the City Clerk, City Attomey, City
Treasurer, Chief of Police, Superintendent of Public Works and any other
department head, financial or accounting officer or appointive board or
commission, and must be obtained prior to termination of any officer or
employee of the City who furnished information or testified in an investi-
gation of City employees or City operations. He/she may authorize any ad-
ministrative officer who Is subject to his/her direction and supervision to
exercise these powers with respect to subordinates v. [
in that officer's department, office or agency." o >*
6.) Shall Section 4.05(k) be changed to read as follows:
"(k) Perform such other duties as are specified in this
Charter or may be required by the Council which do not I -
conflict with the Mayor's Charter role" No >
7.) Shall Section 7.01 be changed to read as follows: v
7.01 Appointment and Qualifications. No >
"The Mayor, with the annual approval of the Council, shall appoint a City
Attorney who shall be a member of the Florida Bar in good standing."
8.) Shall all provisions in the City Charter pertaining to the [. r
words "Council" be amended to read "Commission?" No > *
END OF BALLOT


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Time to vote
Don't sit at home and complain about politics. Do
something positive for yourself and your community.
Registered voters in Holmes Beach have the opportu-
nity and responsibility to vote on March 11.
It's put up or shut up time your chance for a voice
in city government in 1997.
There are some significant issues to be decided in
Holmes Beach this year, including rental restrictions,
density in the motel district, defining the comprehen-
sive plan as it pertains to contiguous lots, trailer and
recreational vehicle prohibitions, ambulance service
and, of course, noise regulations.
The six candidates including two incumbents -
who hope to serve the city for the three council posi-
tions offer some striking choices among these issues.
The candidates made their platforms known at a
newspaper-sponsored forum last week. And although
ideas and ideals sometimes meshed, at other times they
stood apart. Their off-the-cuff handling of questions on
issues was their greatest distinction.
Answers showed us candidates who varied from
polished to practical, from politically astute and knowl-
edgeable to well-meaning public servant. It was clear
who. could best serve our community by the time the
candidates wrapped up their remarks.
Irma Backelant-Lanning has an impressive educa-
tion and professional background. She speaks authori-
tatively with regard to property rights, but she is far to
the right on this issue. She would ignore zoning, plan-
ning and ordinances that exist to protect residents in
favor of no regulations on the use of one's property.
Her authoritative stance pervades high ideals for con-
stitutional freedoms but lacks local perspective.
Sue Normand ran for office two years ago without
success but has served the city on the planning commis-
sion in the interim. She is one of two candidates, along
with Mercedes Thomburg, who seek to eliminate "noise"
in the Anchor Inn area. Normand says she's lived in the
Anchor Inn neighborhood for 16-plus years, but she only
came forward at city hall when she built a new home two
years ago in the same neighborhood. We assume she
seeks to protect her new property rights.
Mercedes Thornburg doesn't live near the Anchor
Inn but she came to city government as a spokesperson
for the Civic Association to champion what the group
considers the plight of Anchor Inn neighbors.
While we believe in the peace and enjoyment of
one's home, we do not believe a definition of music
exists as noise. Mayor Bob (civic association orga-
nizer) VanWagoner's revised noise ordinance was
overwhelmingly opposed by residents. Normand and
Thornburg would likely fall into VanWagoner's politi-
cal quagmire and we're eager the issue end, not be per-.


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petuated by the council.
And, this sort of narrow-minded vision concerns us.'
Incumbents Luke Courtney and Don Maloney have
served the city well. Maloney has an air of impartial-
ity, listening to ideas and setting his mind to quickly
resolve issues. Unfortunately, nothing has been re-
solved quickly for some time in Holmes Beach but
that's not all Maloney's fault.
Courtney's two terms as commission chairperson
have created frustration among meeting attendees. The
meetings drag on needlessly with frequent recaps of the
discussion (aren't we all there?), and frequent breaks.
We've waited four years to learn only last week at
the political forum that Courtney will abstain from
voting on rental restrictions because he owns both
motel and residential rental property.
Courtney announced he will resign from council to
run for mayor in 1998 short-terming his current bid
for re-election to one year and confirming rumors that


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By Egan

VanWagoner is "grooming" him for the mayoral seat.
You'll have to ask yourself if you want a one-year
council member with higher aspirations because
Courtney was knowledgeable, precise and on target
with background information at our forum often
contributing a voice of reason.
Last but not least, we have Pat Geyer, Miss Duffy.
A former council member and mayor, she has been out
of office for the past year, defeated perhaps by her own
complacency.
We think Geyer is ready to resume council responsi-
bilities. A hiatus has afforded her a new perspective and
improved insight that of the frustrated onlooker. Hope-
fully Geyer can lead us back to what was a more sensible,
frugal city government, one that gets things done. After all,
the administrative staff has nearly doubled in the three
years since she was mayor.
We recommend Maloney and Geyer and
Courtney if you don't mind a short-termer.


... and Holmes Beach Charter changes need votes, too
Holmes Beach voters have an opportunity to make allow for an increased stipend over multiple terms.
changes to the city charter on March 11. The proposed Vote yes on question 3.
changes correct some inadequacies in the city's defin- The addition of a city treasurer and the removal of a
ing and establishing document. city prosecutor from the list of employees that are ap-
If passed, the first change requires council to hold pointed, removed or suspended by the mayor suits the city
a special meeting following council elections. At the and we recommend you vote for question 5.
special meeting, a council chairperson and vice-chair- On question 6, voters are asked to approve an ad-
person will be elected by the council. edition to the description of the mayor's duties. The
The council appointments have been handled in the statement in the charter proposal reads: The mayor
past at the first regular council meeting following the shall perform other duties as are specified in this char-
election, but confusion over liaison appointments and ter or may be required by the council is amended with
who will chair the meeting resulted. We recommend the additional statement: which do not conflict with the
voting yes on question 1. mayor's charter role. This minor clarification needs to
An addition to the charter was made to include cri- be made and we recommend approval of question 6.
teria for forfeiture of office by council members who Approval of council to the mayor's appointment of
do not maintain residency within the city during their an attorney to represent the city is amended to occur
term of office. This is a serious oversight that needs annually in question 7. Vote yes on question 7.
correction with this charter change and we recommend We are strongly in favor of approving question 8.
voting yes on question 2. It will eliminate the need to refer to council members
A similar question is posed to voters in question 4, as councilperson, councilwoman or councilman once
which applies to forfeiture of office for the mayor if he/ and for all. On approval, all references to the council
she does not maintain residency. We recommend ap- will be changed to commission. Hence, everyone will
proval of question 4 as well. be commissioners. Yes to question 8.
Council members' salary and unaccountable ex- In short, we endorse all the changes to the Holmes
penses should not be increased during their term of Beach City Charter and urge voters to cast a "yes" bal-
office, but we agree it should state "current term," to lot for the eight changes.


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THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 5, The Roaring Twenties
by June Alder


Northern tourists discovered Florida in 1920 and from then on the Sunshine
State was on a happy roller-coaster ride to prosperity.


TIN CAN TOURISTS


For Manatee County folks the post-
war tourist influx of the winter of 1919-
20 was just a warmup. The fall and win-
ter of 1920-21 was when the incredible
Boom of the 1920s really took off.
Northerners were arriving in droves
with suitcases and bedrolls and fishing
rods strapped to the running boards of their
"Florida Or Bust" flivvers. There weren't
enough "tourist rooms" along the way to
hold them, so they would pull off the road
(or what passed for a road) to eat and sleep.
As arrivals kept on coming, Mana-
tee officials hurriedly set aside spots for
-,"tent cqlpnies" apd put through sanitary
regulations.
The smart ones improvised their
own bedrooms on wheels, hammering
together sheets of tin or whatever and
attaching the result to a Motel T Ford
chassis. First thing you know the tent
colonies had turned into "tin can tourist
camps." It didn't take long for real estate
types to follow the crowds, peddling
sites for dream homes.
After these eager sunshine seekers
unpacked, the first thing they wanted to
do was "get to the beaches" that's
how they referred to Anna Maria.
But getting there was a problem.
You could drive out on a miserable,
muddy road to the little fishing village
of Cortez where you could hire a boat-
man to row you across the shallow
sound. You could catch the steamer "Fa-
vorite" at Corwin's Dock for the hour-
and-a-quarter ride to the Anna Maria
dock. Or you could hire a "naphtha"
launch if you didn't mind waiting three
or four hours to nab one.
A bridge was a must. There was no
time to lose.
So in September a referendum on
issuing bridge bonds was put on the No-
vember ballot.
"A road and bridge to Anna Maria is
the greatest single thing that can be done


to help Bradentown and the country
around it," the Manatee River Journal
insisted. "The short distance to the fin-
est beaches in the county when the road
and bridge are built will make this a
still more desirable place to visit and
bring more people here to live. Now
everybody forward let's make it
unanimous and then see how quick we
can build the road and bridge."
In the same election that put War-
ren G. Harding into the White House,
Manatee Countians endorsed the
bridge by a vote of 231 to 122 which
gives you a picture of how few perma-
nent residents rattled around in the
huge county 77 years ago. In
Bradentown (which had recently ab-
sorbed the pioneer Village of Manatee)
the vote was 180 for and 106 against,
while Cortez went for the bridge 21 to
1 and Palma Sola split 19 to 15.
In the county's smallest precinct
Anna Maria (16 registered voters) the
bridge won out 11 to 0.
Key figures in the referendum
were E.P. Green and A.F. Wyman who
happened to be developing a resort on
Anna Maria they called Cortez Beach
(it's now part of Bradenton Beach).
Green was a member of the State Road
Board and knew how to pull all the
political strings needed to get the
bridge up in a hurry.
There was a big glitch, however.
Rival developers G.P. Smythe and E.C.
Barnes, who were building Palma Sola
Park, wanted the bridge to lead to the
island's northerly beaches by way of
Perico Island.
Before the dust settled law suits
were filed and there were even fist
fights in the streets.

Next: Where will
the bridge go?


Florida is where
it all started -
RVs, vans,
campers and
the resting
places for
retirees and their
double-wides
that we now call
"mobile home
parks."


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I YOUR OPINION


Swap garbage pickup day
for recycling day
During our recent Anna Maria City Commission can-
didates night, the subject of curbside recycling was dis-
cussed. There were two negative statements concerning
curbside recycling: 1) Some elderly individuals would not
be able to carry their recyclables to the curb, and 2) there
would probably be an increase in cost.
The first issue simply does not hold water. If you
are not recycling now, then you are already carrying
out garbage (which includes recyclables) to the curb.
For the second issue I would like to propose the
following: We already have a garbage pickup on Mon-
day and Thursday. I suggest we have a garbage pickup
on Monday and have recyclable picked up on Thurs-
day. This would require an additional container in the
home, one for garbage and one for recyclables. I would
suggest the recyclable container be uniform and sup-
plied by Waste Management or whoever our recycle.
contractor is.
Not only would there be no justification for a cost
increase, but there could very will be a case for a cost
decrease or a rebate back to the city. For every ton we
increase in recyclables, that is a decrease in cost for
Waste Management (dumping fees) and an increase in
revenue for Waste Management because they sell the
recyclables.
On a social note, if you still choose not to recycle
at least your neighbors will know as you will not have
anything to put out on Thursdays.
I would like the City Commission to consider this
proposal at the March work session.
,Dale Woodland, Anna Maria

Thanks from AID
A belated thank you ... we at All Island Denomi-
nations offer apologies for not publicly acknowledging
the contributions of money and kind donated to All
Island Christmas by the men and women of the Anna
Maria Island Moose Lodge-No. 2188. A hearty thank
you your support has helped make the Island a hap-
pier place.
Robert A. Meylan, President
Virginia Heatley, Chairwoman
All Islands Christmas

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Field use turning art
into circus
It looks like the circus has arrived in more ways
than one to our quiet little community.
If this newspaper thinks an art show a month at the
Holmes Beach City Hall Field is a good thing for us,
than how about a circus a month instead of just the one
a year we have now?
So what if the circuses don't give some proceeds
to help the community center vive la free enterprise!
And as long as there are still some weeks left in the
month and the local Privateers only have a few
Thieves' Markets a year, we should invite the pirates
from St. Pete to use the field for their flea market. So
what if they take some money out of our local non-
profit Privateers' cannons.
I can see a whole new enterprise for city hall car
shows, swap meets, gun shows, crab races, pigeon
shoots, Star Trek conventions. Why, there is no end to
- the possibilities.
Sometimes more isn't just more, it's too much!
G. R. Averkamp, Holmes Beach and Wisconsin


Packed house made historical
dinner a success
Thanks to The Islander Bystander's excellent ad-
vance publicity, the "Remember When Dinner" re-
cently hosted by the Anna Maria Island Historical so-
ciety was a great success.
Ticket sales passed our expectations.
We thank the many businesses and individuals
who donated door prizes and to everyone who made the
evening a time to remember.
More than 200 people enjoyed the events. Special
thanks to Marge Ebel for directing the historic play and
all members of the cast.
Carolyne Norwood,
Anna Maria Island Historical Society

Island paramedics a comfort to
frightened snowbird
I recently had an experience that I would like to
share with the citizens of Anna Maria Island.
I lend a helping hand to one of our retired seasonal
visitors who lost her husband in October. They had
spent their winters the last 16 years in Holmes Beach
and had planned to return this season in December. She
came alone.
She is on medication for rapid pulse rate. She
called me one morning saying she was having prob-
lems. We called her doctor who gave us directions on
her medication and we were told to go to the hospital
in one hour if her pulse had not returned to normal.
A trip to the emergency room with a heart problem
usually ends in a hospital stay with multiple tests. I did
not want her to have to spend her next seven to 10 days
going through that experience. I also did not want her
family up north to suffer with worry.
The responsibility of the type of decision with some-
one you have grown to love is enormous. I am not a nurse
and was in a panic as to what to do. I felt she was out of
danger but my inexperience was not a comfort for her.
After 45 minutes of desperation, I took her to the
Holmes Beach fire station and explained the situation
to Scott Robison, paramedic, and asked if someone
would please take her pulse and reassure her. He in turn
explained the situation to Richard Zavadil, paramedic.
These two men took over like the champions they
are. They immediately took their portable machines to
the car, ran an EKG line on her, took her pulse and
blood pressure and gave her the read-out showing ev-
erything was normal. I'll never forget the look of relief
and appreciation on her face.
I want to publicly thank Paramedics Scott Robison
and Richard Zavadil for their compassion and kindness
and for turning what could have been a bad experience
into a beautiful lifetime memory.
Phyllis Haught, Anna Maria City
Guild says ...
On behalf of the St. Bernard Guild, I would like to
thank each and everyone of our Island merchants who
donated prizes and contributed to the success of the
guild's annual Valentine's Day Card Party.
We could not have done it without you.
Dolores Harrell, chairwoman, St. Bernard Guild


Salgado great fishing captain
As a frequent fishing client of Capt. Roy Salgado,
I've always been impressed with him, his crew's
knowledge, professionalism and conservation prac-
tices.
Personally I was not sickened by the photo of
blackfin tuna which appeared in The Islander what
I saw was a great day of fishing with a quality captain.
In addition, the picture was obviously requested by the
customer and Roy provided what the customer asked
for and that is good business.
John Keilly

Bradenton Beach unfair
to RV travelers
I've never seen a sign saying there is no recreational
vehicle parking at the beach in Bradenton Beach. .
Lately, all RVs of any size have been getting a $25
ticket for parking any amount of time.
Seniors spend their hard-earned dollars on the
Island. The folks we talked to said they will not re-
turn to Bradenton Beach. They will go elsewhere
and I don't blame them.
This just happened in the last 10 days. A warning
would be better and signs should be posted if they don't
want RV parking. The only signs I see are "No Drink-
ing," "No Lifeguard," and "Beach Closes at 10 p.m."
L. Beery, Bradenton Beach

Islander gives
candidates' night thumbs up
Holmes Beach should be proud to have six fine
candidates running for city council.
Thanks to The Islander Bystander and Publisher
Bonner Presswood for holding the paper's recent can-
didates' forum. It was very informative and conducted
excellently and without bias.
All the questions covered every issue and the re-
sponses clarified candidates to support. I'm glad I went.
Thanks, also, for the refreshments which were
ample and generous.
Jim Meena, Holmes Beach
Rod & Reel introduces
scouts to fishing
Brownie Girl Scout Troop #39 would like to pub-
licly thank the Rod & Reel Pier for the wonderfully
generous opportunity they afforded us last week.
Their managers, Joe & Rayma, treated our troop to
complimentary drinks and big chocolate chip cookies
as part of our fishing adventure.
Although the weather wasn't as kind, it was a very
memorable outing. As our signature song goes: "The
circle is round, it has no end, that's how long you're
going to be our friend!"
Lisa Marie Phillips, leader, Brownie Girl Scout
Troop #39


And send us your letters
Address your letters to:
Editor, Islander Bystander
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.


A southern solution
In response to Corinne Ramsey's solution for en-
forcing pedestrian crosswalk laws (Feb. 26), Ms.
Ramsey takes the view that the police should be in
charge of enforcing crosswalk laws. Pedestrians and
drivers do not need to take responsibility.
Is Ms. Ramsey suggesting that the police can man
every crosswalk? If the police enforce the pedestrian
walkways like they have been enforcing the doggie doo
pickup laws, then get ready for a lot more dog poo and
a lot of dead pedestrians.
C. Hermann


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Springfest brings large art show to Island this weekend


The ninth annual Anna Maria Island Springfest of
Fine Art and Crafts will bring 106 professionals here
over the weekend, according to the sponsoring Anna
Maria Art League.
The celebration will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both
Saturday and Sunday at Holmes Beach City Hall Park.
Admission and parking are free.
Featured will be paintings, sculpture, carvings,
clay, glass, jewelry and objet d'art in most other arts
and crafts. It is a juried show, the league stressed.


Also exhibiting in the Springfest will be 10 com-
munity organizations, ranging from wildlife and his-
torical to service and environmental groups that will
inform the public of their missions.
Live music on stage will bring jazz, folk, rock and
blues to the festival, and a food court with a variety of
food and beverages will be offered.
A raffle of artwork donated by exhibitors will be
a special feature. Tickets are $1 each, six for $5, and
winners need not be present. Proceeds will go to the


children's scholarship program of the league.
The festival and a similar event in December are
the major fundraisers for the organization. In addi-
tion to free children's art classes, the nonprofit art
league underwrites the art center, exhibits and a
range of art classes and workshops for children and
adults.
Further information may be obtained from the
league at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, or by
telephoning 778-2099.


... and art jury system sparks controversy


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A controversy which upset the Anna Maria Island
art community seems sure to fade with this weekend's
art show, but it isn't expected to go away.
The controversy centers around the jury system
which can admit an artist to one show and eliminate the
same artist from the next show.
Disappointed artists expressed confusion with the
system employed by the Island's Art League in select-
ing exhibitors for the Anna Maria Springfest of Fine
Arts and Crafts this Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and
9, at the park behind Holmes Beach City Hall.
Debbie Keller-McCartney, Island potter who has
exhibited in arts and crafts shows throughout the area,
said the league's jurors found her works good enough
for entry in the December show but not the current one.
Not once but twice, for this year's show cycle and last
year's.
"My work doesn't change from December to
March," she said. "I asked the league people what they
thought my shortcomings were and nobody gave me an
answer."
Different jurors may have different reactions to any
work of art, said Bren Jackson, who headed the eight-
artist jury this year. Different show, different jurors.
Jackson explained the system used by the league:
each artist submits three color slides of typical works
and one of the overall display. Jurors see the works of
all the applicants in a media (oils, sculpture, jewelry,


pottery, etc.) and rate each work on a scale of zero to
five, with five being tops. Criteria are originality, qual-
ity, professionalism, creativity.
The scores of all the jurors are added, and the top
works are approved for the show. If there are 20 applicants
in a medium with room for only 10 in the show, 10 make
it and 10 don't. The artists are not identified, Jackson said.
Autumn DeFrank, creative artist in jewelry who has
been a juror in the past, doesn't entirely buy that. She had
"a blowout" with the league over December's show and
sat in as a spectator at this year's judging. The jurors
seemed aware of the identities of at least some of the lo-
cal artists whose work they were judging, DeFrank said.
"It just wasn't all that professional," she said.
Pat Rickey, coordinator of the festival, said the
show's very quality may have led to problems. "We've
built this to a high-quality show," she said. "As its
reputation grows, more artists apply from far away as
well as locally. We have more to choose from 180
applied this year and we had room for only 100. Some
are inevitably disappointed, but most of them know
they'll win some and lose some."
But the league also drew outside artists for the
December show when another league jury accepted
her, said Keller-McCartney, so she feels she is, or was,
on a competitive level. "I think the league should give
members, our local artists, a better chance to get in a
show. This certainly wouldn't make or break me, but
it's really nice to be in your hometown show."
It can't work that way, said Susan Thomas, presi-


dent of the league's board of directors. "We can't give
special treatment to local people or anyone else," she
said. "The show keeps getting better and better, so it
attracts more artists and the competition gets stronger.
"We must keep growing if we want to earn money
to support our Island youth art scholarships, for ex-
ample. The shows are our only major sources of
funds."
A means to avoid such controversy, maintain fair-
ness and assure quality may rest in another form of
jurying, according to some critics and supporters alike.
Many shows, and virtually all the larger ones,
employ paid professionals to do the judging. Robert
Ardren, who was a Ringling Museum of Art executive
when the museum had its own crafts festival, recalled
that experts were brought in from the Smithsonian In-
stitution, American Crafts Council and similar presti-
gious entities and were paid to do the jurying. In the
case of most quality shows each applying artist pays a
jury fee which goes to the jurors.
Less prestigious, lower money-maker shows fre-
quently hire from quality galleries, art critics and pre-
vious show's prize winners.
The league already has a toe in that water with the
employment of two outside "experts" who earn $100
each to judge the works in this weekend's festival for
awards.
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Bradenton Beach City Hall improvements eyed


By Paul Roat
Renovations to city hall have received consensus
approval of Bradenton Beach City Commissioners.
The commission endorsed $60,000 in interior im-
provements last fall, focusing mostly on the clerk and
building official offices. Last Thursday, commissioners
seemed to agree on expanding the work to include alter-
ing the commission chambers, sprucing up the exterior
facade and adding professionally designed landscaping.
Renovations are expected to cost in the $100,000-
$125,000 range, although Building Official Bill Sand-
ers said he expected the construction bids could be
lower. Improvements will be paid from funds gener-
ated from the one-cent sales tax increase, which gen-
erates about $160,000 annually for Bradenton Beach.
"I believe the public pride will be enormous," said


Emily Anne Smith with the Bradenton Beach architec-
tural firm of Eatman & Smith, who designed the reno-
vations. "The greatest gift you can give to Anna Maria
Island is to be the most beautiful city on the Island.
Bradenton Beach has been the stepchild of the Island
for years and years and years."
Smith's proposal includes moving the mayor and city
commission offices into the commission chambers and
rearranging the clerk and building official offices to pro-
vide a more usable work space to accommodate increased
storage needs within the city. The mayor and commission-
ers will have separate offices under the proposal.
Commission chamber renovations would include
changing the dais, carpeting, improving the sound sys-
tem and replacing the wall covering.
Outside, the building facade will undergo a change


with wide verandahs and a changed roof line in a clas-
sic revival style. Smith also proposed extensive land-
scaping.
"We've done all the work on Bridge Street and the
pier," Vice Mayor Charlie Grace said, "and we've
turned the whole city around. We need to work on the
exterior of city hall, too."
"City hall is the community's house, its heart and
soul," Commissioner John Chappie said. "It should be
the leading example of what the community could be."
Several suggestions to the plans were made by
commissioners to Smith, who will integrate the alter-
ations in the plans and present them back to the com-
mission later this month for formal approval. Once a
contractor is selected, Smith said work should take 60
days to complete.


Anna Maria approves landscaping, McElheny truck repair


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
A landscape project for the North Bay Boulevard
pedestrian bridge will include sea grape and buttonwood
trees donated by the Lardis family of Anna Maria City.
The city will pay for sea oats, spartina and sea
purslane for ground cover and Anna Maria resident
Doug Copeland volunteered to do the planting.
Mel Rector of Florida Permitting in Holmes Beach
is donating the use of a 250-gallon tank to water the
plants and trees.
But what to do about the dumpster on city property
near the walkover?
One suggestion called for relocating the trash bin
next to the pavilions at the foot of the city pier.
That idea was shot down when a commissioner
said it would make the pavilions where people often
lunch unusable because of the smell.
"I don't have a problem with the planting," Mayor
Chuck Shumard said. "I have a problem with the
dumpster. It's the smell factor."
Commissioner George McKay said it doesn't mat-
ter where the bin is relocated.
"Wherever you put it, it's not geographically cor-


rect," McKay said. "I think it belongs down at the south
end of the park."
John Home, who runs the Anna Maria Oyster Bar
on the pier, suggested commissioners consider moving
the dumpster to the former Anchorage Restaurant prop-
erty across the street from the pier.
"I think the Anchorage is optimum. I have to haul
trash far enough anyway," Horn said. "You have
people eating at the pavilions and if you put a dumpster
there, you can forget about those pavilions."
Commissioners decided to accept the donated trees
but delayed action on where to put the dumpster.
The board also rescinded its decision to have the city
dump truck renovated by a Daytona Beach company.
Instead, the city authorized Abraham Chevrolet of
Tampa to do some of the work. Commissioner Robert
McElheny manages Abraham Chevrolet.
Another company, Cosmo Truck Equipment, will
refurbish the flatbed and hydraulic dumping mecha-
nism on the 1974 Ford truck.
McElheny said two city workers were taking the truck
to Daytona Beach for repairs by Pride of Florida when the
truck overheated in Tampa and it was taken to Abraham.
"It needs a new radiator and wouldn't go any far-


their without burning up the engine," McElheny said. "I
did some estimating on our own and I think we can do
it better for less money."
Pride's estimate for the work came in at $5,820.
McElheny said he and Cosmo Truck could do the job
for $5,763.
Shumard said he prefers Abraham over Pride.
"I'd rather have you do it," Shumard said, "That
way if something goes wrong. Well ...."
After the audience laughed, McElheny said, "My
wife told me I was crazy to suggest this."
In other action, Island Players President Linda
Davis approached the commission about extending the
theater group's lease on the building next to city hall.
She said her group is planning renovations to the the-
ater to make it more handicapped accessible and audience
friendly.
"We want to do the work," Davis said. "But before
we spend thousands, we want you to look at extending
our lease past 2000."
Shumard said Island Players is an asset to the com-
munity and the commission would consider the exten-
sion. All that has to be worked out is how far to extend
the lease, Shumard said.


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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT above are son-in-law Sam Sato, grandsons Nicholas,
Ben and Joshua, daughter Barbara (now a Sato), more grandsons Jason and
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and dreams of all our citizens of all ages.
THE TENTH REASON is that Don has the education and the
experience in both business and government and the ability to
make sure that those needs and desires become realities.
ON MARCH 11, your vote to keep Don on the Council will be a
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Contractorresponds with scathing letter aimed at McKay


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Contractor Harlan Sunquist fired off a scathing
letter blasting Anna Maria Commissioner George
McKay for criticizing him at a city commission meet-
ing.
Sunquist's Feb. 26 letter to Mayor Chuck Shumard
is in response to McKay's statements regarding work
on city drainage projects.
Sunquist indicates in the letter he is considering
suing for defamation and slander because of statements
he said McKay made at a Feb. 18 meeting.
McKay said he never targeted or mentioned
Sunquist by name during the commission meeting.
"At the meeting, his name was never brought up by
me," McKay said. "What I was doing was questioning
the methodology of how we chose someone to do the
drainage work. All I was questioning was the quality
of work and the bidding process, which to me was non-
existent."
In his letter to Shumard, Sunquist states, "I am
writing this letter with grave concern regarding the total
irresponsible and negligent comments given by City
Commissioner George McKay.
"Due to this irresponsibility by a city official, we
are being chastised with bad publicity in the news
media. I am feeling the effects of this within the city
and through attitudes of the surrounding communities.


"Based on the above, I have concerns that damage
to our character, both personal and professional, is in-
evitable, irreversible and irreparable. Couple all this
with the uncertainty of future ramifications ...
"I respectfully request you take whatever action is
necessary to stop this irresponsibility before it goes any
further.
"Please be advised that I will investigate with
proper counsel the possible occurrence of slanderous
actions and defamation of character to date. We are all
aware loss of income due to an inherent situation can
be catastrophic."
Sunquist did not return phone calls from the news-
paper.
Asked what he thought of Sunquist's letter, Com-
missioner Doug Wolfe said, "It's a dandy, huh? We'll
have to wait and see what happens. Seems like a letter
from his attorney is next. The letter is saying all the
things a lawyer says."
Shumard responded to the letter by saying,
"Sunquist is upset and has a right to be because I think
he has been accused of things that are not true."
McKay's concerns regarding drainage work per-
formed by Sunquist were expressed at a city commis-
sion meeting where he and Public Works Director
Charnock exchanged bitter words.
At the Feb. 18 meeting, McKay said specifications
for several drainage projects were drawn up by


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Sunquist while Sunquist was a member of the city's
Capital Improvements Committee.
In a June 24, 1996, letter to Mayor Shumard,
Sunquist resigned from the committee.
A month later on July 23, Sunquist's company, Sun
Contracting, sent Public Works Director Phil Chamock
a drainage improvement proposal for Spring Avenue.
The city conducted no bidding on the Spring Av-
enue job.
On Aug. 13, the city paid Sunquist $36,148 for
work his company did on Spring Avenue based on the
proposal.
Sunquist did other jobs for the city that have earned
Sun Contracting and a sister company operating under
Sunquist's licenses, Spectrum Underground, more than
$100,000. Two other drainage projects Sunquist
worked on include Rose Street and the area of the
humpback bridge on North Bay Boulevard.
None of the drainage projects were put out to bid
and there were no contracts signed.
Instead the city did a number of drainage projects
under separate proposals enabling it to get around a
state law that requires competitive bidding for con-
struction projects costing more than $100,000.
At the meeting, which included heated exchanges
between Charnock and McKay, Charnock said speci-
fications for the jobs were agreed upon by the Capital
Improvements Committee with Sunquist's expertise.
"It's no reflection on Harlan, it's just the percep-
tion," McKay said at the Feb. 18 meeting. "Many
people during the last campaign were upset about how
these specs were put together."
McKay also said at the Feb. 18 meeting that it
wasn't his intention to crucify or ridicule anyone.
However, he added, he doesn't want a contractor
or sub-contractor to do the design work and then build
the project because there are no checks and balances to
ensure the job is done properly.
Allowing a contractor to do both may lead to a
conflict because the city gets stuck if it turns out the
project is inferior, McKay said.
McKay, who received the same letter as Shumard,
said he has not talked to Sunquist.
Asked if he thought the next step would be a law-
suit, McKay replied, "Whatever. He has to do what
he's comfortable with. What was printed in the paper
was fact. That's the way it happened at the meeting.
Anybody who listens to a tape of that meeting can tell
that what Sunquist charges me with did not occur."


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By David Futch
Islander Bystander
Rather than spend $26,152 on a new dump truck,
Anna Maria City Commissioners have agreed to reno-
vate the 23-year-old Ford.
Commissioners intend to spend $5,820.72 to re-
vamp its 26,000-original-mile 1974 F-350 Ford truck.
The work will done by Pride of Florida, a
Daytona Beach company specializing in rebuilding
heavy equipment.
The truck will get a new box, rebuilt hydraulics,
new motor mounts and it will be sanded, primed and
painted. It also will get metal sides to replace the
wooden ones.
"I think this is money wisely spent," Commis-
sioner Robert McElheny said. "If we get a new one
for $26,000, it's going to sit outside and deteriorate."
In other business:
Commissioners George McKay and Doug
Wolfe were sworn in to serve two-year terms after
winning re-election Feb. 11.


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Campaign finance reports from candidates who
ran for Anna Maria City Commission show that each
one spent little attempting to get elected to a job that
pays little.
Commissioners are elected to two-year terms and
are paid $400 a month.
Nine-year Commissioner George McKay was re-
elected as was Commissioner Doug Wolfe.
Newcomer Dale Woodland and former commis-
sioner and mayor Max Znika made impressive show-
ings, especially Woodland who came in third and
filed spending reports indicating he spent no money
campaigning.
Woodland accepted no contributions except for
$65 he gave to himself. He used the money to pay his
$60 filing fee and $5 to buy a computer list of regis-
tered voters.
Woodland did not report what it cost to make
homemade political signs. The signs also did not have
the legally:required disclaimer indicating the sign is
a paid political advertisement.
Dawn Marshall, Manatee County assistant Super-
visor of Elections, said her office has not received any
complaints against the four candidates.
"No complaints either formal or informal,"
Marshall said. "If his signs didn't have disclaimers, a


Commissioners voted unanimously to retain Doug
Wolfe as vice-mayor.
The board also voted to allow catalog clothing
manufacturer L.L. Bean to conduct a photography
shoot at the historic Anna Maria City Pier.
The photos will be used in one of Bean's cata-
logues. The only stipulation prevents Bean from iden-
tifyingjwhere the pictures were taken.
One resident was adamant about the stipulation
because "we don't need to have another million people
find out about Anna Maria." Commissioners agreed.
Mayor Chuck Shumard wanted to warn bicycle
riders that Manatee County sheriff's deputies will be
handing out tickets to night riders who don't use lights.
Shumard said he almost hit one rider who darted
out in front of him as he pulled away from a stop sign.
"I was coming home from a movie and stopped at
a stop sign. As I started to go, this kid ran the stop sign
and darted out in front of me," Shumard said. "He
didn't have a light or a reflector. I hit the brakes and my
passenger fell on the floor."


complaint usually is filed prior to the election."
McKay accepted no outside contributions. He gave
himself $450. He spent it on his filing fee, $224.70 on
campaign signs, $33.76 on flyers, $61.20 for an adver-
tisement in The Islander Bystander, $56.70 for an ad-
vertisement in the Bradenton Shopping Guide and
$14.95 on bank service charges.
Wolfe's contributors gave him $1,000. They in-
clude $100 contributions from Margaret Willingham
and Jane Sprague of Palmetto, Margaret Wolfe, Harry
and Dee Boothe and Peggy Wolfe of Anna Maria.
Wolfe gave himself $300. Other contributors in-
clude Tom Turner and Lorna Schiek of Anna Maria
who gave $20 each. Others include Jimmy Nichols,
$40, Arthur Glynn, $25, John Michaels, $25, and Dee
Saver of Palmetto, $50.
Wolfe spent $169.54 on printing, $314 on ads in
The Islander Bystander, $340 to the Anna Maria post-
master and $10.01 to the Manatee County supervisor
of elections.
Znika collected $300, $50 from Mr. and Mrs. Ri-
chard Carter of Bradenton and $250 from W. Manage-
ment in Pompano Beach.
He spent $122.40 for ads in The Islander Bystander
and $37.80 for an advertisement in the Bradenton Shop-
ping Guide. He also spent $10 on a voter list from the
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections.
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Two new semi-automatic external
defibrillators (AEDs) have been purchased
for use by the Anna Maria Fire District.
AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest
by delivering an electric shock to the heart
muscle to correct the rhythm imbalance.
Firefighter Larry Revel takes his "victim's"
pulse after the AED shock. Revel is then set to
perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation if
necessary. There is an AED unit on each of
the first-response trucks from the Homes
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young artist, Christopher Bean, when dealers discover
his now-valuable work during the Depression years.
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lighting by Steve Henderson. Anne Fasulo is stage
manager and Don Bailey is costume designer.
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Anna Maria goes after federal grant


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City will go ahead with plans that
could bring the city a $500,000 federal and state grant
to improve drainage.
Commissioners directed Jordan & Associates of
Orange Park to submit the city's application to the
Florida Department of Community Affairs to meet the
Feb. 27 deadline.
The state agency will spend several months scor-
ing the application and the city could know by summer
if the grant is approved.
- Joe Mittauer, president of the engineering firm
Mittauer & Associates of Orange Park, told commis-
sioners one drainage project includes a block of Rose
Street just east of Jacaranda Road.
Two other projects include drainage improvements


So this is
'heart' day?
Amanda Kline, 3, of
Holmes Beach ponders all
the food and fun this event
call Valentine's Day
brings. A student at
Dolphin Daycare &
Preschool in Holmes
Beach, Kline, along with
her classmates, enjoyed
an outside Valentine's
Day party and made
photograph hearts to
present to their parents.
Islander Photo: Courtesy
of Dolphin Daycare &
Preschool


and sidewalks on Spring Street and Hardin Avenue.
Work on Rose Street is projected to cost $118,000
while the total cost of Spring and Hardin improvements
are expected to come in at $270,000, Mittauer told
commissioners.
The remainder of the grant $112,000 will
pay for Mittauer's engineering services and Jordan's
time spent on a neighborhood survey and grant writing.
Mittauer wiljbe paid $76,000 for designing the
projects, preparing permits, field surveys, services during
construction bidding, construction administration and resi-
dent inspections. Jordan is expected to receive $36,000.
According to grant guidelines, the projects must
benefit low- and moderate-income people. The streets
where work will be done are in neighborhoods Jordan
said qualify under the low and moderate guidelines.
Residents have voiced displeasure at applying


for a federal grant meant for the needy. Opponents
say the grants are not intended for wealthy areas of
$200,000 homes.
John Michaels of Anna Maria told commissioners
it would be an embarrassment to take the money.
"I came to express my dismay. We're misusing
funds," Michaels said. "This money wasn't intended
for people who live as comfortably as we do. We're
also letting HUD in the door."
Michaels reference to the federal Department of
Housing and Urban Development being let in the door
is another sore spot with residents.
HUD sends the money to the state for disbursal.
Residents fear dealing with another federal agency is
tantamount to inviting more federal inspections in the
wake of Federal Emergency Management Agency
regulations dominating the city.



Bradenton Beach
police make
drug arrest
Bradenton Beach police arrested Eli E.
Hurley, 27, of Parrish, and charged him with traf-
ficking in cocaine and possession of parapherna-
lia.
According to the report, Officer Mike
Klemkosky and Det. Matt Duffy observed
Hurley make numerous cocaine sales on Bridge
Street between Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. Following a
transaction on Feb. 19, the officers stopped
Hurley's vehicle and searched it, finding six bags
of cocaine weighing 28.5 grams, a portable elec-
tric scale, a straw and a pair of scissors. They also
found $610 in cash in Hurley's pocket.
In addition to the drug charges, Hurley re-
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I 9ANNOU --MEN --


Get tickets now for
St. Patrick's Dinner
On Saturday, March 16, the annual St. Patrick's
Day Dinner and Dance will be held at St. Bernard
Catholic Church in Holmes Beach.
Reservations are a must and may be made by call-
ing the church office at 778-4769, Mabel Peltier at 778-
5432 or Don Maloney at 778-4865.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will include
corned beef and cabbage, Irish potatoes, Irish soda bread,
coffee and desert. After dinner Bob Lopiccolo's Band will
provide music for dancing and listening.
This is a B.Y.O.B. event with set-ups provided.
Auditions Sunday
at Island Players
The Island Players will audition actors for parts in
"The Hand That Cradles the Rock" at 7:30 p.m. Sun-
day, March 9, at the Island Players Theater, Gulf Drive
and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
The Warren Graves play calls for two men aged 25
to 67 and three women in the same age group. Direc-
tion will be by Geoffrey Todd. The play will run from
May 2 through May 11. Further information, 792-3986.
Fill up at the Cortez
Community Center fish fry
Volunteer supporters of the Cortez Community
Center will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry dinner
including fried mullet, grits, baked beans, cabbage
slaw, hush puppies, coffee or iced tea on Friday, March
7, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at their new center location.
Tickets at $5 each will be on sale at the door at
4517 123rd St. Ct., Cortez (the former Cortez
firehouse). Carry-out meals will be available.
Funds will be used to purchase needed equipment
for the Center's After School Program for children of
the Cortez Peninsula.


Dining Democrats to hear
Treasurer Nelson
The annual countywide Jefferson-Jackson Day
dinner on Anna Maria Island Friday, March 14, will
have as speaker State Treasurer Bill Nelson, longtime
Florida political official.
Nelson is a fifth-gen-
eration Floridian whose an-
cestors came to the state in
1829. A Yale University .
and Virginia College of
Law graduate, he was a
elected to the Legislature in
1972 and the U.S. House of
Representatives in 1978.
In 1986 he flew in the Nelson
space vehicle Columbia,
orbiting the earth for six days. He was elected state
treasurer, insurance commissioner and fire marshal
in 1994.
Deadline for reservations, at $20 each, is Tues-
day, March 11. Reservations may be made and fur-
ther information obtained by calling Dottie
McChesney, 776-0168.

Around-the-world sailor to
speak to association
Robin Davie, who has raced single-handed around
the world, will be guest speaker at the Manatee Sailing
Association meeting on Tuesday, March 11, at Regatta
Pointe in Palmetto.
Davie has sailed more than 54,000 miles in the
world's toughest yacht races and will share tales of his
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The Roser Church Mission Committee will hold a
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511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, on Saturday, March
8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Treasures such as TVs, toys, furniture, glassware,
small appliances and miscellaneous items will be sold.
Proceeds will be donated to the Roser Church Mis-
sion Committee projects.

Longboat chamber
announces schedule
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold five events in the next week.
On Friday, March 7, it will hold its Business Be-
fore Hours at Ben & Jerry's, 372-A St., Armands
Circle, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. followed by the 2nd Annual
Longboat Lifestyles and Business Expo on Saturday,
March 8, from 9 to 4 p.m. at the Avenue of Flowers
Shopping Center.
A seminar entitled "Beyond the Year 2000 Market-
ing Trends" will be held on Tuesday, March 11, from
6 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Longboat Key, 4949
Gulf of Mexico Drive, followed by a marketing semi-
nar sponsored by the Chamber's senior committee on
Tuesday, March 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Longboat
Key Hilton, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
On Wednesday, March 12, an "Issues & Eggs"
breakfast will be held at the Longboat Key Hilton from
8 to 9 a.m.
For program details; cost and reservations, call the
Chamber at 387-9519.

Garden club explores
Orient on March 19
The Anna Maria Garden Club, meeting Wednesday,
March 19 at 1 p.m. at the Roser Memorial Community
Church fellowship hall, will hear Zoe Van Averkamp dis-
cuss "Curious Customs of the Orient." The meeting is
open to guests and prospective members.


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Bingo blast at Annie Silver
Community Center
Bingo will be played at the Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center on Thursday, March 6, beginning at 7 p.m.
Refreshments will be available and play is smoke .
free.A
The center is located at 23rd Street and Avenue C,
Bradenton Beach, behind Pirate Pete's Gift Shop.

Keep Manatee Beautiful
looking for volunteers
"Better Manatee Day" will be sponsored by Keep
Manatee Beautiful to clean up Bradenton Beach from
. 12th Street North to 17th Street North on Saturday,
March 8.
Volunteers will be asked to separate recyclable
materials from disposable materials.
i Those interested should call Linda Saunders at
778-3036 for details.

Roser Women's Guild
to meet Tuesday
The Roser Women's Guild monthly luncheon and
meeting will feature Don Benson of the Audubon So-
ciety as guest speaker. Building celebration
Men are welcome and encouraged to attend this Two hundred and sixty members of Island Baptist Church in Anna Maria City gathered to enjoy a traditional
special program to be held at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, turkey dinner last Sunday to celebrate the dedication of the church's new Fellowship Hall and Education
March 11, at Roser Memorial Community Church in Facility. The two-story construction involved three years of planning and fundraising and cost approximately
Fellowship Hall, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. $650,000. Enjoying the moment are, Irv Bobbitt, left, chairman of deacons; Dale Higinbotham, chairman of
For reservations, call 778-0414. the building committee; and Island Baptist Pastor James Metts Jr. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney


AARP senior driving class
to be held on Island
The American Association of Retired Persons will
offer a "55 Alive/Mature Driving" course at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach on Wednesday
and Thursday, March 5 and 6.
Persons 55 years of age or older are eligible to
participate in a classroom refresher program designed
to help older people improve driving skills and update
knowledge of traffic laws. There are no tests.
Class hours are 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and attendance


is necessary both days. The course fee is $8 per person.
Those who complete the class may be eligible for
an insurance discount. Pre-registration is required. Call
Les Knoll at 729-7742. Information on other classes is
also available.

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Morning yoga classes
begin at Island Center
Dolce Little will instruct morning yoga classes at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center beginning
Monday, March 10.
Beginners and intermediates are welcome to par-
ticipate from 9 to 10:30 a.m. every Monday. The Cen-
ter is located at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
For more information, call Little at 778-2081.

Gymnastic classes to be
offered at Center
Johnson's Gymnastics Kidz Bus and the Anna
Maria Island Community Center are now offering
gymnastic classes for boys and girls ages 3 to 12.
Children ages 3-5 will meet at the center to board
the Gymnastics Bus and children ages.6-12 will meet
in the Center's gym.
One half-hour lesson for ages 3-5 costs $24 for Cen-
ter members and $30 for non-members. Participants may
choose to attend from 4:30 to 5 p.m. or 5:05 to 5:35 p.m.
Forty-five minute lessons for ages 6-12 cost $30 for Cen-
ter members and $36 for non-members. Class times are
5:45 to 6:30 p.m. or 6:35 to 7:20 p.m.
The on-going classes meet on Thursday. Cost is
based on a four-week session. There is a $12 annual
registration fee.
For more information, call Debbie Johnson at 423-
7274 or the center at 778-1908.

Hobby, craft show
Saturday on key
The annual Spring Hobby and Craft Show at
Gulfshore of Longboat Key, 3710 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, is scheduled Saturday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m.
until noon.
Along with the show there will be a bake sale, plant
table and a variety of "white elephants." Breakfast will
be served from 8:30 to 10:30 for $3 per person.
Jacqueline Winter, who chairs the event, said 35
percent of proceeds will go to charity. Further informa-
tion available at 383-2575.

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be topic Monday
Two scientists will detail Mote Marine
Laboratory's Fisheries and Aquaculture Program at
Monday Night at Mote March 10.
Dr. Kenneth Leber and Dr. Steven Serfling will
discuss "Fish for the Future: Fisheries and Aquaculture
Research at Mote Marine Laboratory" starting at 7 p.m.
in the Martin-Selby Science Education Center.
Leber is a new arrival on the Mote staff, coming
from the Oceanic Institute in Waimanalo, Hawaii, and
is a senior biologist and director of fisheries research
at Mote. Serfling is a staff scientist and project manager
for the aquaculture program.
The presentation is free to Mote members and one
guest each, $5 for non-members. Also, the aquarium
will open at 6 p.m. for those attending the lecture.

Allergy questions
answered Tuesday
Everything you ever wanted to know about aller-
gies can be found out Tuesday, March 11, at BackBay
Steakhouse at 5325 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.
The 9-10 a.m. seminar on allergies is sponsored by the
Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce and features Dr.
Brian K. Hoban.
Hoban, a Fellow of American Academy of
Otolaryngic Allergy, will touch on fatigue as a sign of
allergies, explain why Seldane is a bad drug and how
benadryl can be worse as well as how allergies increase
your chances of infection.
Refreshments will be served.

'Welfare Reform' topic of
Democratic Women
The Democratic Women's Club of Manatee County
will hear a discussion of "Welfare Reform" when it meets
Monday, March 10, at 11:30 a.m. at the Manor,
Westminster-Asbury, 1700 21st Ave. W., Bradenton.
The speaker will be Sandra Mullon, operational pro-
gram administrator for the Department of Children and
Families in Manatee County. Reservations are $5 per per-
son. Information, Dottie McChesney, 776-0168.


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Butterfield immigration
lawyers' leader
Jeanne A. Butterfield, daughter of Gordon and
Shirley Butterfield of Holmes Beach, has been named
executive director of the American Immigration Law-
yers Association in Wash-
ington, D.C.
She had been director of
advocacy for the group for
more than three years and
"developed strong govern-
ment liaison and enjoys ac-
tive relationships with key
(Capitol) Hill offices," said
the association's president,
Denyse Sabagh. "She is ac- Butterfield
knowledge as a leading ex-
pert in immigration law."
She is a graduate of Michigan State University, has
a degree in theology from Andover-Newton Theologi-
cal Seminary and her law degree from Northeastern
University in Boston.

American Red Cross
announces March class
The American Red Cross, Manatee County Chap-
ter, will offer classes in Lifeguard Training, Adult
CPR, Infant/Child CPR, Community First Aid &
Safety, HIV/AIDS education and Nurse Assistant
Training and Home Health Aid Update.
Space is limited at its facility, 2905 59th St. W.,
Bradenton.
For more information, call 792-8686.

Minnesota Club
gearing up for party
Reservations are now being taken for the Minne-
sota Club's St. Patrick's Day party to be held Tuesday,
March 11, at .11:30 a.m. at the Moose Club in
Bradenton Beach.
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The circus comes to Island Monday


One of the few real family circuses left in America
is coming to town in two performances Monday,
March 10, in Holmes Beach.
It features almost the whole Earl family, whose
circus traditions extend into the sixth generation. Anna
Maria Island is the second stop of the circus' 1997 sea-
son, after its opener at Rossi Park in Bradenton on
March 9.
Performances here will be at the Holmes Beach City


Although it's
strictly an Earl
family affair, it's
named the Roberts
Brothers Circus.
That was its
founder's idea: his
name was Robert,
he had a son
named Robert and
a grandson named
Robert.


Park at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Children get in for $4 for ad-
vance tickets or $5 at the gate,
adults for $6 and $8.
Although it's strictly an
Earl family affair, it's named
the Roberts Brothers Circus.
That was ifs founder's idea.
His name was Robert, he had
a son named Robert and a
grandson named Robert.
The original circus
Earl was an aerialist who
made a living on a "high act
rig" 80 feet from the ground,
mainly at state fairs around


the country, said son Jeff Earl.
"His dream from early childhood was all circus,"
Jeff said. "He helped out at circuses as a kid, traveled
with carnivals and circuses in summers while he was
in high school" in Erie, Pa.
He taught his art to his bride, a New York farm girl,
and they toured with their high act until the mid-1960s


when they lowered their rig to perform in tented shows.
In 1974 he made his dream come true and put to-
gether his own circus.
He died in 1986 but the rest of his outfit carries on. His
widow tends the box office and minds the money -
"keeps us straight," as Jeff puts it. Son Robert manages the
touring show, performs with the Liberty horses, and does
a dozen other acts and chores. Jeff and his wife, herself
from the old Stephens circus family, stay in Sarasota han-
dling bookings and advance work. Their 11-year-old son
is still more interested in Scouts and Little League than
circus, but he seems promising, says Jeff.
Jeff's mother-in-law, Yvonne Stephens, is touring
with the circus and celebrating her 70th year in the big
top, born into the circus 70 years ago.
Just about all the family participates, but not all the 40
or so circus people are family. The ringmaster, for ex-
ample, Brian LaPalme, three-time winner at the Sarasota
International Circus Festival, is rejoining Roberts Broth-
ers this season after many years in other venues.
Circus-goers will see most of the performers in
multiple roles, Jeff said, showing up now on a horse,
then on a high wire, later with a goat or elephant. And
still later dismantling the gear, packing it and driving
one of the 20 or more trucks that moves it from town
to town.
From here the circus will go to the Tampa area, to
Sebring, and so on north to Maine, performing all the
way, then turn around and repeat all the way to home
in Sarasota seven months from now.
Tickets are available at The Islander Bystander
office at 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Anna


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School students participated this week in a coloring
contest sponsored by Roberts Bros. Circus and The
Islander Bystander. Students competed in classrooms
for a family pass good for two adults and four children
to the March 10 circus.
The grand-prize winner, Ginny Mazza, age 11, will
enter the Big Top at the 5;30 p.m. performance of the cir-
cus on Monday, March 10, to serve as Honorary Ringmas-
ter with Roberts Bros. Circus ringmaster Brian LaPalme.
Circus coloring contest winners at Dolphin Pre-
School are: Colin Braun age 2; Tanner Jensen age 3;
Cory Stickler age 4; Georgia Gibbons age 5.
Anna Maria Elementary School winners are:
Sylvie Mariolan, Mrs. Loveland's kindergarten
Nani McKenzie, Mrs. Moran's kindergarten
Brad Bryant, Mrs. McDonough's kindergarten/first
grade
Saige Sackett, Mrs. Wagner's kindergarten and first
grade
Majka Beard, Mrs. Hayden's first grade
Lauren Cappello, Mrs. Whitfield's first grade
Christina Zash, Mrs. Thomas's second grade
Ashley Zakazeski, Mrs. Mannino's second/third grade
Tahlia Byers, Mrs. Brady's second/third grade
Victor Guy, Mrs. Granstad's third grade
Miranda Massey, Miss Paul's third grade
Kristina Modisett, Mrs. Brockway's fourth grade
Katrina Rasmussen-Lathrop, Mrs. Lashway's fifth
grade
Shaileah Pittman, Mrs. Russell's fifth grade
Ginny Mazza, Mrs. Ellis's fifth grade.


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 5, 1997 U PAGE 19 jK


Skippy, center, and partner Kixy of the Roberts Bros. Circus clown around with Ginny Mazza of Mrs. Ellis'
fifth-grade class at Anna Maria Elementary School. Mazza won The Islander Bystander coloring contest and
will be honorary ringmaster for the 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 10, performance by Roberts Bros. in the field
behind Holmes Beach City Hall. For the real circus aficionado, Roberts Bros. will raise the Big Top starting
at 9 a.m. Monday with a free tour beginning 30 minutes later. Tickets for the two evening performances are
available at the Islander, the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Joe's Eats and Sweets, HomeTrue Value
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1997 year
The 1997 officers for Save Anna Maria are Joy
Courtney, president; Barbara Lacina, vice president;
Joan Perry, secretary; and Izzy Amaro, treasurer.


Island artist's works commissioned
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has added Tampa and Lakeland museums to her Morton, she said. "Swan creations in silver and
Jist of creative-outlets. gold" can now be purchased at the Polk.
-" TWePolk Museum of Art in Lakeland has The Tampa Museum of Art gift shop will carry
Asked DeFrank to create swan pin pendants in rec- DeFrank's original jewelry and minute wearable
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Hulse exhibit opening with
reception Friday
The first exhibition of work by still life painter
John Hulse Jr. will open Friday, March 7, with a recep-
tion for the artist from 6 to 9 p.m. at Corbino Galler-
ies on Longboat Key.
The exhibition is titled "A Slice of Life" and fea-
tures renderings of fruits and flowers.
A selection of recently acquired paintings by Jon
Corbino also will be in the gallery. Dating from the
1930s to the 1960s, they include dancers, horses and
landscapes.
Both exhibitions will continue through March. The
gallery is at 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. For information, call 387-0822.

Local artist to showcase
art at library
Local artist Zoe Von Averkamp will showcase her
unusual artwork, a mixture of pre-Columbian artifacts
with Island objects, during March at the Island Branch
Library in Holmes Beach.
Each piece is one-of-a-kind and is accompanied
with an original poem by Averkamp. The exhibit is a
result of over 30 years of study of pre-Columbian art
by the artist and the use of natural materials found on
our Island beaches.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.


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and Blooms" from Friday, March 7, through May 2.
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Underwater camera lets you see your catch


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Warren Moritz has been fiddling with electronics
since he was a boy.
Now he's made a device fishermen and divers
would love to have on their boats.
It's called the Sea Scout, an underwater camera
that can be dropped overboard to a depth of 30 feet and
beam back to an on-board TV what's below. The de-
vice can be used while trolling.
Right now, the prototype produces a black-and-
white picture with a 78-degree field of view. It can run
six hours on a bank of nickel cadmium batteries that are
rechargeable.
Moritz, who lives in Anna Maria City, is working
on a color camera with side-mounted halogen lamps
and a 150-foot depth range that will be affordable to
recreational fisherman. It has a snag-resistant, finless
design.
"Not only could you find grouper," he said, "you
could watch yourself catch them."
Affordable is the key word, according to Moritz.
There are some underwater cameras like his on the
market, but there's a difference.
"The difference is mine's not going to cost
$5,000," Moritz said. "I think it will cost about $1,500
or twice what it costs me to build."
The camera he bought at a Sarasota electronics
store, the body is PVC pipe from Crowder Brothers
while stainless steel screws, bolts and parts are from
True Value Hardware in Holmes Beach.
The current 45-foot cable allows Moritz to troll in
30 feet of water.
"The picture on the boat looks like you were div-
ing on the bottom," he said. "This would be ideal for
people who need to inspect the bottom of their boat
regularly. It would be a lot cheaper than having to hire
PLEASE SEE SEA SCOUT, NEXT PAGE


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A 'little' parade
The boys of summer march along Magnolia Avenue
toward the Anna Maria Island Community Center
for the kickoff of Little League baseball season
Saturday. Games will be held daily except Sundays
at the Center field in Anna Maria City. Come watch
the fun. Islander Photos: David Futch


SEA SCOUT, FROM PAGE 22
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Clean water plus more seagrasses equal 38 million more fish


By Paul Roat
They're obvious at any extreme low tide: seagrass
beds poking green-and-brown leaves out of the tidal
muck.
Seagrasses are what most people think about when
they consider what's under the surface of Sarasota Bay
or Anna Maria Sound. Seagrass beds are a critical ele-
ment of the marine food chain, providing food and
homes for thousands of varieties of plankton, crabs and
fish.
And the underwater grasses are starting to flourish
again after years of declining productivity.
Scientists have found that seagrass beds in the bay
system from Venice inlet to the north end of Anna
Maria Island have increased by about seven percent in
the past five years.
The findings are good news for Islanders because
the most intense increase in seagrass bed coverage has
occurred in northern Sarasota Bay and Anna Maria
Sound.
Dr. David Tomasko and other experts have deter-
mined that "all segments of the bay system but
Blackburn Bay showed an increase in seagrass cover-
age during the period from 1988 to 1995."
Tomasko, a biologist with the Surface Water Im-
provement and Management branch of the Southwest
Florida Water Management District, said the area from
northern Siesta Key to the Manatee-Sarasota county
line had an increase of 191 acres of seagrasses; the area
from the county line to the north end of Anna Maria
had an increase of 352 acres of seagrasses.
"In general," Tomasko said, "those parts of the
Sarasota Bay system north of Siesta Drive not only
contain 86 percent of the existing seagrass coverage,


but they also contain the sites of the vast majority of the
increases in seagrass coverage and health detected dur-
ing the period of 1988 to 1995."
Tomasko said he believes a reduction in the
amount of treated effluent from sewage treatment
plants flowing into the bays had a direct correlation
with the added seagrass beds.
The City of Sarasota has dramatically curtailed
treated effluent discharges into the bay at Whitaker
Bayou, causing the 10 percent increase in seagrass beds
there. In northern Sarasota Bay near Tidy Island,
Manatee County has begun an added treatment process
at the treatment plant near there, plus a deep-well in-
jection process for even more treated sewage. The re-
sult is a six percent seagrass bed increase in the area.
Bay totals indicate seagrasses cover 28 percent of
the bay bottom. In the northern bay, seagrasses cover
about 80 percent of the bay bottom where water depths
are less than six feet.
Tomasko said there is more than just new seagrass
beds sprouting in the bay, though the beds that al-
ready existed are generally becoming more lush.
The "beds of gold" for the bay environmental sys-
tem should reap added harvests of fish, crabs and other
marine life in the years to come. More important,
though, is the indication that the enhanced seagrass
beds have reversed the declines in productivity for
Sarasota Bay.


More fish, crabs, too
The increase in seagrasses have a direct translation
into more critters in the bay, Tomasko said.
There are now 38 million more fish in the bay than
7 there were in 1988 thanks in part to the increase in
seagrass beds, Tomasko said. Shrimp populations have
increased by more than 114 million, and there are more
than 67 million more crabs.
The average square meter of seagrass bed in the
bay supports 15 fish, 46 shrimp and 27 crabs, Tomasko
said. Most of that critter population is in the form of ju-
veniles, but the little ones should grow into bigger fish,
crabs and shrimp.

The bottom is alive with critters
"Benthos is a Greek word that refers to the depths
or bottom of the sea," writes Jim Culter in the techni-
cal assessment of Sarasota Bay titled "Framework For
Action." Culter is a benthic scientist at M )te Marine
Laboratory.
"The science of benthic ecology is the s, udy of the
plants and animals that inhabit the bentho;. Benthic
organisms are generally not highly mobile; t, ie major-
ity of individuals in the benthic community will live
their adult lives within a relatively small area. Jt is due
to this restricted mobility that benthic organisms are
considered excellent indicators of habitat conditions
and, in some cases, environmental quality."
In the Sarasota Bay area, including the near-shore
Gulf of Mexico waters, Culter estimates there are 500-
1,000 different species of tiny benthic creatures.
Culter discovered five different types of bay bot-
tom in Sarasota Bay. From most- to least-common,
Sarasota Bay is divided into:
unvegetated subtidal sand, muddy/sand,
intertidal and subtidal seagrass meadows,
artificial hard bottom (reefs, seawalls, bridge pil-
ings),
natural rock outcroppings (including the
nearshore Gulf), and
oyster-bar habitat.
-.._ There are seven different species of seagrasses in


Florida. Sarasota Bay has
five of them: Thalassia
testudinum (turtle grass),
Syringodium filiforme
(manatee grass), Halo-
dule wrightii (shoal
grass), Ruppia maritima *
(widgeon grass) and
Halophila engelmannii
(star grass).
Generally, Culter \'
found that the closer the -
seagrass beds are to an
inlet with regular ex-
change of water with
the Gulf of Mexico, the healthier the seagrasses were.
"In Sarasota Bay, barring direct physical impacts,
seagrass meadows decline in diversity and abundance
at an increasing distance from open Gulf waters,"
Culter said.
So what's so important about seagrasses?
"Through their complex physical structure,
seagrass meadows serve as habitat by providing shel-
ter for both adult and juvenile crabs, shrimp and fish,"
Culter said.
"Seagrass blades act as a substrate for an entire
community of marine organisms, including
microalgae, microinvertebrates, protozoa and diatoms.
Herbivores that graze directly on the seagrass blades
include fishes, manatees, sea turtles and sea urchins,
while the attached epiphytes provide a valuable food
source for a host of other marine life. Dead leaves and
epiphytic growth falling to the Bay bottom make up the
majority of the material in the detrital food web.
"Seagrass leaves slow the water current and pro-
mote the deposit of organic and inorganic particles in
the water column; their presence also inhibits the
PLEASE SEE SEAGRASS, ON PAGE 3


Seagrass study findings
Dr. David Tomasko and other scientists used
aerial photographs and in-water assessments to de-
termine the change in seagrass bed coverage in the
Sarasota Bay region from 1988 to 1995.
From north to south, scientists divided the bay
into five segments: northern Anna Maria sound to
the Manatee-Sarasota county line; the county line
to north Siesta Key; Roberts Bay, from Siesta
Drive to Stickney Point; Little Sarasota Bay, from
Stickney Point to Blackburn Point; and Blackburn
Bay, from Blackburn Point to the Venice Inlet.
Results of the study were broken into
seagrasses viewed as "patchy" and "continuous."
The values are in acres.


Patchy Seagrasses


North Bay
South Bay
Roberts
Little Sarasota
Blackburn


1988
3,613
1,219
266
407
302


Continuous Seagrasses
1988
North Bay 1,855
South Bay 690
Roberts 65
Little Sarasota 126
i Blackburn 107


1995
3,584
1,278
243
441
267


1995
2,236
822
102
150
141


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Broke but fixin'
The Anna Maria trolley broke this past week -
broke bad. According to driver Mike Kelly, it is in need
of a transmission and the route will be discontinued
temporarily until the repair work can be completed.
You may call the trolley folks for an update at 346-
3115 but they were only talking about the repair tak-
ing three to five days back on the road by Saturday,
March 8, if all goes right.

Missing, presumed dead
For the past five years the Pelican Man's bird sanc-
tuary has been home to "Foxy" and "Kit Kat," duck and
peacock respectively. Both came to the shelter as aban-
doned, disabled baby birds.
Foxy's foot had been chewed up by turtles in a
pond and Kit Kat was born with a deformed foot.
According to volunteer Shirley Boyett, many vol-
unteers dedicated time to their care and grew attached
to creatures much as we do our own pets.
Foxy met an apparent demise over the past week-
end. Volunteers found only feathers and blood as evi-
dence in the damaged cage in spite of a thorough search
of the area on Monday morning. They are hoping
someone will come forward with information.
Call Boyett at 778-0340 or the city deputy office of
the Manatee County sheriff at 778-3011 with any tips.
Meanwhile, Kit Kat the peacock has been sent to
the Sarasota sanctuary while the cage is either repaired
or a decision is made to place her permanently in an-
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It's a sad event for our little "tree-hugging" com-
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They want to give you a car, they say, and not just
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tickets.
A non-profit Bradenton charity that supports cre-
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a shelter and resource center and the creation of a com-
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willing to reward you for your assistance.
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! is sponsoring
a day-long event for the drawing and several events to
boost advance ticket sales including a benefit pig roast
at the Seahorse Raw Bar, Cortez Road, on March 1.
On Saturday, March 15, Checker's Drive-In at
6707 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, is the scene of the
drawing and a party that begins at noon and runs until
9:30 p.m. Oldies 106.3 radio personalities will be on
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Why


Additional prizes in the drawing are suitable for chil-
dren ages 3 to 6.
I have a friend who paid far too much money for
an "antique" primo Caddy convertible, white with
cherry red, leather interior and big, big fins. She bought
if for cruising the country and took off from Sarasota
to wind her way along sightseeing spots from St. Louis
to the Alamo, eventually ending up at her destination,
San Francisco. She sold it for lack of parking on the
narrow, hilly streets in the Nob Hill neighborhood
where she resided for approximately one year. It sure
was a nice ride.
Tickets are $10, three for $25, and may be ordered
with the form on page 15 in this newspaper. Good luck.

Get some art
In our first year publishing this.newspaper, one
heck of a storm invaded Anna Maria Island the week-
end of the fifth annual Springfest art and craft show.
The sights and scenes at the show's venue, the field
behind Holmes Beach City Hall, were devastating.
Framed artwork, stacked in rows on the ground in tent
frames, were a foot deep in water.
Tents were blown away. Tables were toppled. The
loss was tremendous.
Four years later and we're looking at the
weatherman's best predictions. The show has grown
PLEASE SEE STIR ON THE NEXT PAGE


did the turkey cross the road?


This tom turkey survived the perils of traffic at high season
in Cortez and ultimately was pensioned off far short of a
carving knife. He apparently crossed Cortez Road a couple
of times, showing up at the RVpark where a resident
tethered him by a leg until Pelican Man Dale Shields could
take him to his bird sanctuary on City Island. On arrival at
the sanctuary, Old Turk joined a flock of others of different
feathers in the old bird retirement home. Islander Photo:
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and the art has become more sophisticated and along
with that we're seeing the signs of growing pains.
We've had several artists complain to the newspa-
per about the Art League's policies for admission to
this weekend's show, Springfest, and the December
show as well.
Jenny Neal, relatively new to the Island, and a
miniature clay artist, was most upset over her rejection
letter from the jury committee for the March 1997
show. She plans medical treatments around show dates
and apparently at last spring's show, someone she con-
sidered in authority assured her admission, saying,
"You won't even have to be juried. Don't worry,
you're in."
Neal was obviously distressed by the situation and
also sought information from us about additional shows
she could apply to. She left hoping she could fill a can-
cellation spot at the March 8-9 show and we were told
that indeed she was accepted.
Packaged with complaints from Debbie Keller-
McCartney, we can only hope the league board takes
a long look at the admission policies.
Discussions with folks savvy about art shows have
centered on a new "members" show, accepting all league
members and only opening invitations to outside artists to
fill vacant slots. Other shows guarantee spots to award
winners from one year's show to the next.
Last but not least, a suggestion to dedicate a por-


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tion of the show entry fee to paid jury members makes
the most sense. There should be are art gallery opera-
tors, art critics, and non-showing artists plenty, willing
to lend their expertise for a little cash and publicity.
We hope the result will be a more credible show,
unbiased judging of entries and happiness among the
Island art community.
See you at the show.

The Island Poet
On Wednesday the Islander comes out with
all those bargains galore,
And tells of all those goodies you can buy in
every store.
So the wife sits down and makes a list of all
the things marked down,
But somehow it seems those good buys are
scattered all over town.
And we must hurry to get there first 'cause
sometimes they run out,
For these are things we simply must buy and
could never do without.
But the way we race around saving money
surely is a joke,
'Cause the old car uses so much gas that we
are slowly going broke.
Bud Atteridge


SEAGRASS, FROM PAGE 1, SECTION B
resuspension of sediments. Roots, runners and rhi-
zomes form an interlocking grid that tends to lock in
the accumulated sediments and retard erosion of the
Bay bottom. The physical energy of waves and currents
tends to be dissipated by the presence of seagrass
leaves, helping to protect adjoining shorelines from
erosion. With their photosynthetic ability, seagrasses
are a major contributor of dissolved oxygen to the
water column.
"Finally, seagrasses play an important role in the
nutrient cycle. Seagrass leaves take up dissolved nutri-
ents from the water column, while the roots take up and
store nutrients from the bottom sediments. The removal
of excess nutrients improves water quality with respect
to light penetration."
In Sarasota Bay, seagrasses are threatened by
added nitrogen found in treated sewage effluent and in
increased levels of contaminants found in stormwater
runoff. Pesticides, excess fertilizer, and petroleum
products from automobile exhausts run from yards and
streets into the bay, polluting the water and destroying
seagrass beds.
Tomasko has said that "... metals contamination, the
product of stormwater runoff and illicit point-source dis-
charges, is an important issue in Sarasota Bay.
"Many studies have documented the decline of
seagrasses associated with degraded water clarity."
More seagrasses means more fish, and more fish
means more potential catch for fishers. Tomasko has said
that "... the primary issue affecting recreational fishing in
Sarasota Bay is that of more people fighting for their slice
of a diminishing pie. A tenfold increase in population dur-
ing the last 40 years has greatly increased fishing pressure.
During the same period, dramatic declines in fisheries
habitat an approximate 45-percent decline in mangrove
area, and a 30-percent decline in seagrass area have
occurred. As such, a relationship appears to exist among
declines in habitat, increased fishing pressure and the find-
ing that the average angling experience is less productive
than it used to be.
"It seems that protecting remaining fisheries habitats,
although essential, is not sufficient. To truly increase the
level of enjoyment of recreational angling, new fisheries
habitat must be created on a continuing basis."


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Longboat Galleries to
feature work by Mattison
The Longboat Framing Galleries will feature the
work of Greg Mattison through the month of March.
Mattison is a conservator of antique oil paintings
and produces original pieces. He will be available for
consultation appointments at the gallery, 6324 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
For information call, 383-3814.

Art society to hold tour
The Creators & Collectors Tour of the Fine Arts
Society of Sarasota will be held on Friday and Satur-
day, March 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This is an opportunity to meet Sarasota artists and
collectors in their studios and homes, observe work in
progress and see how people display and live with art.
Tickets at $10 each are available by mailing a
check to: Fine Arts Society, P.O. Box 1432, Sarasota,
FL 34230.

'Pixel power'
"The Ancient Ones .
Spealk," a digital mixed-
media show by Sandra -
Melcher, will be featured
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Artists Association's
presentation of "Power
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Sarasota VisualArt
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23.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 19, attempted armed robbery, 100 block of
Bay Boulevard. The victim reported an unknown male
subject put a knife to his back and demanded money.
When the victim refused, the subject fled in a boat.
Feb. 19, information, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Rotten
Ralph's. The complainant reported when she opened
the door to the restaurant something caught her shoe
and she fell, hitting her nose on the counter in front of
her. She was checked by EMS.
Feb. 22, theft, 100 block of Cedar. According to the
report, a group of juveniles entered the residence, removed
money and CDs and broke raw eggs on the furniture.
Feb. 23, vandalism, 100 Spring Ave., Sandbar.
The complainant reported the mirror on her vehicle was
broken off while she was dining in the restaurant.
Feb. 24, domestic battery, 300 block of Tarpon.
The victim reported she and the suspect got into a ver-
bal argument which escalated and he kicked her in the
ankle. The suspect was placed in custody.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 21, criminal mischief, 400 block of Gulf
Drive N. The complainant reported a person unknown
rubbed a hard object against the vehicle's window leav-
ing deep scratches. Damages were $125 to $200.
Feb. 23, domestic information, 1600 block of
Gulf Drive N. The complainant reported she and the
subject were having a domestic argument. She said the
subject had a firearm and she wanted it out of the
house. Both agreed to stop arguing and have the officer
remove the firearm.
Feb. 24, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown removed
a purse valued at $15 which contained a wallet valued
at $20, a check book, credit cards, $30 in cash, a set of







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keys, identification, prescription glasses valued at $200
and baseball tickets valued at $14 from the vehicle.
Feb. 25, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key. As
the victim was approaching his rental vehicle, he observed
a white male suspect getting out of the rear driver's side
door carrying his 35 mm camera valued at $80, a Swiss
army knife valued at $40 and a black leather case valued
at $30. The suspect jumped into a vehicle and sped out of
the park. The victim got the suspect's tag number.
Sheriff's deputies are seeking the suspect.
Feb. 29, theft of a bicycle valued at $150, 2400
block of Avenue B.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 21, aggravated domestic battery, 5600 block
of Carissa. The officer responded in reference to a do-
mestic dispute and the complainant reported the sub-
ject awoke him and hit him in the head with a crystal
bell. He said she left the room and when she attempted
to return, he shoved her, causing her to fall and strike
her head against the corner of a wall. The officer ob-
served a large contusion on the left side of the
complainant's head.
The subject said she was getting ready for bed
when the complainant became angry, struck her in the
head with his fist and pushed her down. The subject
was transported to the hospital and received nine
stitches. The officer placed both in custody.
Feb. 22, disorderly conduct, resisting without vio-
lence, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The officer re-
sponded to a 911 call after the subject asked to see a po-
lice officer. When the officer arrived, the subject began
yelling obscenities at him and threatening him. The officer
attempted to calm the subject. The subject's brother also
attempted to calm the'subject and get him to leave.
The subject continued to yell at the officer and at-
tempted to attack him. The officer warned the subject
to quiet down several more times. Backup officers ar-
rived and they attempted to place the subject in cus-
tody. The subject's brother attempted to block the of-


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ficers. Both were placed in custody.
Feb. 22, alcohol, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer on patrol observed
two male subjects in a vehicle in the parking lot. They
told the officer they were waiting for a friend. Both had
alcoholic beverages and were issued summonses.
The officer noted the subjects were not dressed for
the beach and he had observed them watching automo-
biles and people coming and going from the parking
lot. When he searched their vehicle, he found possible
burglary tools. The subjects were given a trespass
warning and left the area.
Feb. 22, DUI, 3500 block of East Bay Drive. The
officer observed Rene Couteman, 48, of Bradenton,
pull out in front of him from the Dry Dock parking lot
and turn wide into the center lane. The officer followed
Couteman and observed him weave and swerve, cross
the center line and run off the shoulder of the road.
When the officer stopped Couteman, he refused to take
field performance tests and was placed in custody.
Feb. 23, assault, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The victim reported he was talking to a female in a
vehicle when a male subject closed the vehicle's door
on his head. EMS responded and advised the victim he
needed stitches on his face. The victim also lost two
fillings. The subject was not found.
Feb. 23, burglary, 5354 Gulf Drive, Dolphin Pre-
School. The complainant reported a person unknown
attempted to force entry to the building. The door frame
was shattered and lying on the ground but entry was not
gained due to the deadbolt lock.
Feb. 23, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Manatee County Public Beach. The victim reported a
person unknown removed a $10 purse which contained
$10 in cash and three credit cards from the vehicle.
Feb. 24, suspicious, 3000 block of Avenue C. The
complainant reported a burglary in progress. The of-
ficer found the subject cleaning out the business trailer
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of his deceased father. The subject said he could not
find the key and had to force entry.
Feb. 24, trespass warning issued to skateboarders,
5701 Marina Drive, Island Branch Library.
Feb. 24, suspicious, 3200 block of East Bay
Drive. The complainant reported an intoxicated person
left the parking lot in a vehicle. The officer located the
vehicle in Bradenton Beach and observed the subject
drive off the roadway. When he pulled the subject over,
he noted he could not smell any alcohol and the sub-
ject denied having any. A further check revealed her
prescription medication could have caused the impair-
ment. The Bradenton Beach officer locked her vehicle
and took her home.
Feb. 25, noise, 200 block of 81 st Street. The com-
plainant reported a loud radio and the officer advised
the resident to turn it down.
Feb. 26, larceny, 202 52nd Street, Holmes Beach
Marina. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the locked boat storage area and removed live
bait valued at $25.
Feb. 26, marine, 500 block of 56th Street. The com-
plainant reported a canoe in the canal was run over by a
boat. The officer noted that the canoe appeared to be aban-
doned and the public works department removed it.
Feb. 26, suspicious, 600 block of Foxworth Lane.


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driving habits and speed. The officer spoke to the subject.
Feb. 26, suspicious, 3000 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported a man entered the apartment
and removed the subject in handcuffs, put him in a
truck and left the area. Upon investigation the officer
learned the subject was picked up by a bond company
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Feb. 26, burglary, 500 block of 68th Street. The
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Feb. 26, suspicious, 300 block of 57th Street. The
complainant reported a subject was harassing his chil-
dren. The officer advised the subject to call the police
department if the children are a problem.
Feb. 27, traffic, 2900 block of Gulf Drive. The of-
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55 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer observed a glass in
the center console and the driver said it contained rum but
he was not drinking it. A check revealed the vehicle had
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Feb. 27, burglary, 7300 Gulf Drive, Island Planta-
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from the motel room. They said they left the sliding-glass
door partially open when they went to bed.
Feb. 27, vandalism, 6300 Marina Drive, First
Church of Christ Scientist. The complainant reported
a person unknown scratched words into the glass door
of the church.
Feb. 28, domestic, 3000 block of Avenue E. The
complainant reported the subject attempted to hit her
with a bat. The subject said he attacked her. The com-
plainant packed and left.


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Off Island Events
The Annual Spring Trash & Treasure Sale at
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Rd., will
be held Saturday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rummage, baked goods, coffee and lunch will be fea-
tured. Information: 792-7631.
Kiss-A-Pig '97 Kick-Off BBQ Luncheon will be
held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County,
1415 9th St. W., Bradenton, on Friday, March 7, at
noon. Meet and greet this year's candidates as compe-
tition heats up for sow smooching bragging rights!
R.S.V.P. 746-4179 by 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 5.
The Manatee County Audubon Society will hold
a whooping crane expedition on Saturday and Sunday,
March 8 and 9. The car-pool expedition will leave from
Colony Cove at 7:15 a.m. Information: Arlene Flisik,
746-1991.
The Sarasota-Bradenton Children's Zoo will host
a fundraiser, "Do the Zoo," on Saturday, March 8, from
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 7512 N. Tamiami Trail (just across
from the airport). Animals, reptiles, live music, clowns
and more will be featured. Cost: $2 with children un-
der three free.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of
Manatee and North Sarasota Counties will host its sev-
enth annual Senior Prom on Sunday, March 9, from 7
to 11 p.m. at DeSoto Square Mall. Big band music will
be featured. Cost: $12. Information: 749-1177 or 749-
6974.
Just for Girls will sponsor a Gold Rush Western
Evening benefit on Saturday, March 8, at Saint


Stephen's Hoagland Arena, 41st St. W. at 1st Ave. W.,
Bradenton, on Saturday, March 8, beginning at 7 p.m.
Cost: $45. Information: 747-5757.
South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium and
Parker Manatee Aquarium will continue its Golden
Anniversary Celebration with the exhibit, "The First
Fifty Years," opening Saturday, March 8. The exhibit
tells the museum's story in relation to milestones in
Manatee County, Florida and American history. The
facility is located at 201 10h St. W., Bradenton. Infor-
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parking area of the Quay, Route 41 at Third Street in
Sarasota. The festival includes arts and crafts, food and
live entertainment. Information: 813-472-3755.
Hospitality Sales Marketing Association Interna-
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more overnight stays during slow season at its break-
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Feb. 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 12-foot rowboat overdue
from Bowlees Creek. A Coast Guard vessel responded,
located and towed the vessel to port.
Feb. 21, Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel's operator re-
ceived a written warning for not having the boat reg-
istration.
Feb. 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 22-foot power
boat in the Manatee River. Coast Guard Auxiliary ves-
sel 22085001 responded and towed the vessel to safe
moorings.
Feb. 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 15-foot power
boat near the Stickney Point Bridge. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary vessel 26084231 responded and towed the ves-
sel to safe moorings.
Feb. 22, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in the Manatee River. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Feb. 22, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in the Manatee River. The vessel's operator
received a written warning for not having a sound-pro-
ducing device on board.
Feb. 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of nine red flares fired in
Lemon Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 17087246
responded and searched the area with negative results.
The search was continued the next day, also with nega-
tive results.
Feb. 22, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel's operator re-
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vessel's hull registration and operating without naviga-
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Feb. 22, Boarding. A 22-foot fishing boat was
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Major League Schedule
Games played at Anna Maria Island Community Center. Weekday games at 7:15 p.m.
Saturday games at 9 a.m.
Wednesday March 5 Jim Boast Dodge vs. Haley's Motel
Thursday March 6 Anna Maria Fire District vs. Kiwanis
Saturday March 8 Tip of the Island vs. Jim Boast Dodge
Tuesday March 11 Kiwanis vs. Haley's Motel


Minor League
All games played at Island Center except Thursday games at Longboat Field.


5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
7p.m.
11 a.m.
1 p.m.
5 p.m.


T-Ball
Games played at Anna Maria Island Community Center. Thursday games are at 5 p.m.
Saturday games at 3 p.m.
Thursday March 6 Harry's Continental Kitchen vs. Beachhouse
Saturday March 8 VF Post 8199 vs. Big Bamboo Raw Bar


notice of violation for anchoring after sunset without
navigational lights, not having any personal flotation
devices on the boat, not having the vessel's numbers on
the life saving equipment and not having an injury plac-
ard on board. The vessel's voyage was terminated due
to the safety violations.
Feb. 22, Boarding. A 54-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found


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Quality Builders vs. C&M Construction
Air & Energy vs. Betsy Hills
Islander Bystander vs. Bali-Hai
Carpet Network vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
C&M Construction vs. Quality Builders
Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. Islander Bystander


to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Feb. 22, Boarding. A 57-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Feb. 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 18-foot power boat in
Lemon Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 17087246 re-
sponded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.

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Packers looking for real grease this time


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Just when we thought we had it all in our beach
communities here, along comes Coastal Petroleum say-
ing we need an offshore drilling platform, too.
That's right, the company that's spent the last five
years fighting with the state to drill one well in the
Panhandle now also wants to drill one just 10 miles off
Longboat Key. And that's too close to Anna Maria for
comfort.
'That's in addition to two new wells off Anclote
Key near Tarpon Springs and three new wells off
Gasparilla Island which we all know as Boca Grande.
Think about it. That's some of the highest priced
real estate in Florida.
Nobody knows how really serious Coastal Petro-
leum is about all this, but the Tampa Tribune editori-
alized, calling for the state to pay Coastal $100 million
to buy back the offshore oil and gas drilling leases to
settle the matter. Owned in large part by Lykes Bros.,
(remember this the next time you buy lunch meat),
Coastal purchased the oil and gas leases on 880,000
offshore acres stretching from Apalachicola to Naples
56 years ago.
Since that time in 1990 Florida banned all
offshore oil drilling. But that ban doesn't apply to
Coastal's leases since the company's contracts pre-date
the state ban. The old grandfather rule comes into play.
Just to further complicate things, Coastal is in court
right now suing the state, claiming the 1990 ban pre-
vents Coastal from collecting royalties on oil or gas
found by other companies within four miles of the
coast. Coastal originally held royalty rights on any gas
or oil found along this coast.
Let's face it, these wells will probably never be
drilled. But it's going to eventually cost each of us a
few bucks to pay off these long-sighted rascals. About
all we can do is make sure we think about offshore oil
drilling before we buy a Lykes product again.
Islanders fought off Belcher Oil in the 1970s when
they sought to drill offshore of Anna Mara and I'm
willing to bet we can fight and win again against this
environmental threat.

Something's fishy
Maybe you'd like a nice quiet hobby, like keeping
an aquarium.
It's no secret that the three-year-old Florida Aquarium
has been in financial trouble for some time. Attendance
hasn't even come close to projections. Now, the city of
Tampa wants to sell the tourist attraction.
The truth is, the attraction was in trouble before it
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such as location of the facility, and then funding was
spent on items such as a fancy building exterior rather
than display areas.
And displays are what aquariums are all about.
They're what bring people back time after time. The
New Orleans Aquarium is a splendid example of a an
aquarium that works.
The New Orleans Aquarium also has a great loca-
tion, on the banks of the Mississippi River at the foot
of the French Quarter. That spot translates into millions
of visitors passing by its front door every year.
But in Tampa the decision makers tucked the
aquarium well away from any area where there were
crowds, then promised to build facilities nearby to help
attract, potential ticket buyers.
But the politicians didn't bother to keep those-
promises, and the aquarium has floundered.
Thus far, Busch Gardens has expressed some inter-
est in the aquarium and the parent company of the Sil-
ver Springs attraction. But there's really no quick fix
on the horizon.
So the City of Tampa now finds itself in the posi-
tion of not only helping to pay off construction bonds,
but also the operating budget of what some call
Freedman's Fish Tank (after former Mayor Sandy
Freedman).

Good bay news
There was some good news concerning Tampa
Bay last week. Tampa BayWatch has decided to begin
restoration of Palm River, which drains into the upper
bay.
Once a real river and productive source of fish, it
was dredged in the 1960s and has become little more
than a ditch. A 20-foot-deep ditch, but simply a ditch
used to handle the overflow from the Hillsborough
River during heavy rains to prevent flooding in down-
town Tampa.
You might calrit a worst-case example of an urban
river.
Restoration plans call for refilling 3.3 miles of the
river to an average depth of 10-12 feet and also restor-
ing nearby salt marshes and small tributaries of the
river. All in all, that dredging would create a river that
contributes to the bay rather than just draining low
oxygen, algae-laden water into it.

Monarch fly-by
Those trusty old scarlet milkweeds in my yard took
a beating last week: suddenly they were covered with
monarch butterfly caterpillars munching away on the
leaves and pretty much stripping the plants over a few
days.
The caterpillars got fat and quickly disappeared,
hopefully busy spinning cocoons, and the milkweeds


are busy sprouting new leaf sets. At the moment they're
funny looking long green/brown sticks with a bunch of
small red and yellow flowers sticking out the top.
If there are any butterfly authorities out there, I'd
certainly be interested in hearing, and passing along, an
explanation of these waves of monarchs that pass
through. Call me at 955-4960.

Spring is (almost) here
And with spring comes thunderstorms and the
lightning that accompanies them. According to the Na-
tional Weather Service in Tampa, 12 people were killed
by lightning in Florida last year, and another 102 were
injured.
Lightning also caused more than a million dollars
in property damages.
If you go back to when the weather service began
keeping records in 1959, you'll find that seven people
have died of lightning strikes in Manatee County since
that time. Seventeen have died in Pinellas County and
four in Sarasota.
Last summer alone, Manatee County experienced
74 severe thunderstorms.
So when lightning comes around, get under cover.
Indoors is best. If you're trapped out in the open, re-
member what your parents told you years ago and don't
ever stand under a tree. Worst comes to worst, crouch
on the ground well away from any trees. And don't
hold onto a golf club or umbrella.
May through October are considered the worst
lightning months in Florida, with July being the peak
month.
See you next week.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the March 1 horseshoe games
were Adin Shank and Bill Starrett, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Bill Cooney of
Bradenton Beach and Walt Swift of Anna
Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday and Monday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees.


High-flying victory
Coach Don Haines and Lloyd Hebel came up from
the wrong side of a 62-12 score to run the game up to a
high-scoring 84-77 victory in Anna Maria Shuffleboard
Club competition Monday, Feb. 25. The club has open
singles and doubles play from 1 to 3:30 p.m. weekdays at
the courts adjacent to the Anna Maria City Hall.


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Fishing hitting on all cylinders as good weather continues


Capt. Mike Heistand
The best weather winter in memory allows fishing
to continue at its finest.
Some guides admit not being able to decide what
to go after when they leave the dock each morning
because everything is biting.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he has been doing well on
snook, limiting out each trip. The early spring has
snook feeding when they normally are lethargic in their
near-hibernation state.
Kurt Morrison with the charter boat Neva-Miss
for Capt. Mark Chapman said they have been catch-
ing red and gag grouper, triggerfish, lane and
vermillion snapper and porgies in 70 to 90 feet of wa-
ter using cut squid, thread herring and live shrimp. He
said fishing has been good even though a little rough
outside.
Capt. Mike Greig said he has been catching
sheepshead all week and pompano on the beach and
also some nice snook.
On my boat Magic, sheepshead to six pounds and
mangrove snapper to three pounds have been the order.


A few triggerfish and Spanish mackerel also were
caught.
Capt. Rick Gross said he has been catching some
large snook to 30 inches. There's a lot of white bait in
Terra Ceia Bay.
Capt. Mark Bradow reports several small cobia,
lots of trout and some redfish and plenty of sheepshead
caught by his anglers.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam led Al
Gunn of Key Royale to six black grouper to 15 pounds
and mangrove snapper to eight pounds in 110 feet of
water using live pinfish as bait.
Island Discount Tackle Rick said spring is in
the air with good reports of snook and redfish in the
bay. Offshore, grouper fishing remains fair and snap-
per are cooperating for anglers.
Anna Maria City Pier Matt said folks are
catching lots of sheepshead, a lot of flounder and there
are about two snook caught off the pier every day.
Black tip sharks are biting at night.
Rod & Reel Pier Dick said anglers caught
mackerel, four or five large redfish, sheepshead and a


few flounder.
Annie's Bait & Tackle Capt. Jim "Zack"
Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II said trying to figure
out what to fish for is the big problem these days
because everything is hitting. Capt. Zack said he
caught cobia, mackerel, bluefish, sheepshead and
mangrove snapper in the Gulf. In the bay, impressive
speckled trout action is happening with some to 24
inches. Some redfish are biting with one to 27
inches. There's also a lot of flounder and a few early
snook.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Katie said the four-
hour trip averaged 85 head of Key West grunts and
porgies while the six-hour trip brought to the boat ap-
proximately 175 grunts and porgies. On their nine-hour
trip, anglers got 25 gag grouper and mangrove snapper.
Their 12-hour trip averaged 30 head of red and gag
grouper, all good size.
Skyway Fishing Pier Phil said people continue
to catch sheepshead in numbers on fiddler crabs. He
said he's starting to see mackerel caught on squid
spoons size 2/0, whiting and trout.


Dot demons
of Anna Maria Island
Island domino players enjoy the game at the Rod &
Reel Pier's weekly domino tournaments held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. The winner of the first tourna-
ment of 1997 was Linda Holmes and second place
went to Bill Holmes, both of Anna Maria. Sandy
Fickel of Anna Maria took first place and Sue Arado
of Holmes Beach took second during the group's
President's Day Tournament while John Michaels of
Anna Maria and Ray Arado of Holmes Beach took
first and second places, respectively, during the
Buffalo Bill's Birthday Tournament. New players are
welcome. First prize each week is dinner for two at
the Rod & Reel Pier. The entry fee is $1. Register at
the pier at 4:45 each Wednesday. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Al Branson


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Island real estate sales
309 58th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,152
sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1957 on a 10,080 sf lot,
was sold 2/5/97, Cardone to Mitchell, for $115,000; list
unknown.
3706 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a two-story 3bed/
2bath/cp home built in 1979 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
2/6/97, Carucci to Right, for $141,000; list $142,900.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 127 Island Village,
an elevated 1,478 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981,
was sold 2/3/97, Schumacher to McConoughey, for
$117,500; lit $124,900.
505 70th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,351
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1964 on 9,520 sf of
land, was sold 2/3/97, Hunter to Thielli, for $142,000;
list $149,000.
. 519 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-
level canalfront 1,677 sfla 3bed/2bath/3cp home built
in 1959 on 10,800 sf of land, was sold 2/4/97, Byrne
to Turner, for $300,000; list $325,000.
529 69th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront ground-
level 1,735 sfla 3bed/2bath/1car/pool home built in
1969 on 10,625 sf of land, was sold 2/4/97, McShane
to West, for $200,000; list $235,000.
531 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 2,260 sfla 3bed/3bath/2car home built in


1959 on 16,898 sf of land, was sold 2/3/97, Stellas to
Renk, for $405,000; list $429,000.
6400 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 35 Westbay Point &
Moorings, an upstairs 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath bayfront
condo built in 1978, was sold 2/3/97, Renk to Schuller,
for $176,000; list unknown.
235 64th St., Holmes Beach, North Beach Village,
an elevated 1,152 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car townhouse
condo built in 1988, was sold 2/14/97, Falls to Kohout,
for $135,000; list unknown.


Wagner opens
fifth location
SWagner Realty recently
celebrated the opening of
its Bradenton office at
S. 10601 Cortez Rd. W. The
office is a full service real
estate company with
mobile home sales.
Cutting the ribbon are
from left Bill Alexander,
general manager; David
Eckel, owner; and Stan
Breakbill,. branch man-
ager. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Wagner Realty


3015 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a three-plex of
1,624 sfla built in 1954 on 2.5 lots measuring 125x100,
was sold 2/11/97, Edwards to Lenerise, for $315,000;
list unknown.
3601 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 202 Sandy
Pointe A, a 1,048 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp condo built in
1986, was sold 2/11/97, Sullivan to Kosko, for
$93,000; list $94,900.
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under unit parking. Offered at $219,900.
Call Bill Bowman at 794-8482.


COQUINA MOORINGS
Exceptional top-floor unit with spectacular
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Pool, deep-water dockage and across from
wide sandy beach. Offered at $199,900.
Call Ed Oliveira at 78-1751.


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REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 36
3701 5th Avenue, Holmes Beach, 1 Gulf View
Townhouses, a 950 sfla 2bed/2&1/2bath condo built in
1984, was sold 2/14/97, Gulf View to Siegel & Hock,
for $108,000; list unknown.
3703 5th Avenue, Holmes Beach, 1 Seacrest 2, a
1,500 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1985, was sold 2/12/
97, Kaeding to Brunson, for $118,500; list $127,500.
*.Compiled exclusively for The Islander Bystander by
Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.

Prudential Florida Realty
honors top producers
The Prudential Florida Realty honored its top produc-
ing sales professionals of 1996 at an awards celebration
recently held at the Bird Key Yacht Club in Sarasota.
Membership in the President's Circle was pre-
sented to Karin Stephan of the Anna Maria office.
Awards were presented to 59 of the company's sales
professionals following a video retrospective of their
participation in special events during 1996.


Realty Raves
Anna Maria real estate associate Rose Schnoerr
was recently named a member of the Coldwell
Banker West Central Florida Chairman's Club dur-
ing the company's annual awards breakfast held
recently.
The Chairman's Club award is presented annu-
ally to the top 10 percent of Coldwell Banker West
Central Florida's 1,000 sales associates.
Island Real Estate has announced that Nicholas
Patsios was the top sales agent and Marilyn Trevethan
was the top listing agent for January.
Mike Migone was top listing associate and the team
of Mary Wickersham and Cindy English was the top
sales associates at the Longboat Key office for 1996.
Rebecca Smith was the top listing and sales associate
at the Holmes Beach office for 1996.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate has announced that
Bob and Penny Hall were the top sellers and Rose
Schnoerr the firm's top lister at its Anna Maria Is-
land office. Noreen Roberts was the firm's top prop-
erty manager at the Island location.


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two lushly landscaped lots! Amenities include 15 x 40'
rectangular swimming pool with heat pump, oversized
boat dock with direct bay and Gulf access, beautifully tiled
floors done in a pale peach, almond colored European-
style eat-in kitchen, unique 3-sided fireplace, spacious
Florida room overlooking pool and waterway, automatic
sprinkler system on irrigation well, sunny southern expo-
sure and great mother-in-law floor plan. Wheelchair
accessible. Panoramic water views over sparkling Lake
LaVista. Includes Preferred One Year Homeowner's
Warranty. $349,000. All offers considered!
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ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT HOME WITH BEACH
812 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria
i~ 3BR/2B,
EOterazzo floors.


Living room w/
stone fireplace
and cathedral
ceiling. One car
- garage, fenced
area for pets.


Lot has 75' of
sandy beachfront
x 168' with views
of the Sunshine
Skyway and
Egmont Key.
$399,000.
941-778-1239


BREEZY KEY WEST STYLE CANALFRONT
308 Tarpon, Anna Maria
3 bedrooms, 2 bath, over 2,000 sq. ft. living area
with vaulted ceilings and master bedroom suite on
the 3rd floor. Offered at $329-,50. $319,500 just
reduced.


Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


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STEPS TO THE BEACH. Spacious 3BR/2B, open
and bright, turnkey furnished unit, washer/dryer.
Covered parking, 2 pools. Excellent rental history.
$124,900, Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273 or
Sandy Marchinetti, 758-7438. C19243
SAILBOAT WATER. Spectacular bayfront estate.
Breathtaking views from all rooms. Elegant and spa-
cious. Gourmet kitchen, fireplace. Boat dock and
davits. Planned community with tennis court.
$895,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319
DISTINGUISHED KEY ROYALE RESIDENCE
amidst lush tropical setting. Wonderful island-style
living. 3BR/3B, pool, dock and davit. $350,000.
Traute Winsor, 727-7074. R18284
BIMINI BAY POOL HOME. Sailboat water, dock,
great views. Fireplace, 3BR/3-1/2B, den, great room,
beautiful kitchen. Oversized garage. $650,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929 or Julie DeSear, 794-
3041. R20386
IMMACULATE HOME on boating watdr with great
view. Large private screened pool and lanai. Low
maintenance yard, fruit trees and outdoor wood
deck. Quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood. $215,000. Hal
Gilliban, 778-2194. R20195
ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULF FRONT DUPLEX.
2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. $590,000.
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191
PRIME, CONVENIENT LOCATION. Duplex plus lot.
2BR/2B and 2BR/IB. Gulf-side, short walk to beach.
Zoned C2. $385,000. Anne Miller, 792-6475. D15844



Available properties by the week or by the
month from Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and resort specialists.
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222.

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Westbay Point & Moorings UNIT # 275 Phase III


Expansive water views e-v-e-r-y room!!
3BR/2BA, living room dining room (15 x 35' 4").
Shows like a MODEL HOME. $195,000.
Call anytime for an appointment 778-4795.








,MILS
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252


VIEWS OF THE BAY
Three bedroom, two bath home next to Bayside Park great
bay views and only steps to the beach. Modem open-floor
plan. Hardwood floors and carpeting. Large garage area and
storage. Close to shopping. Must see! $225,000. Lynn
Hostetler 778-4800
FOUR PIECES OF PARADISE Holmes Beach 4-Plex, a
shells throw to the beach and sunsets. Quiet area, walking dis-
tance to shops grocery, banks and burgers. Excellent rental
investment. Four units at under $90,000 per unit. $350,000.
Call Elizabeth Andricks for a "view of Paradise". 778-4800
SOUTH BRADENTON BARGAIN Neat as a pin 3BR/
2BA, corner home located across the street from expensive
bayfront properties. Fruit trees, new refrigerator, stove,
washer and dryer are just some of the features. Boat slip
available. Just reduced $92,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026
LARGE CORNER LOT This 2BR/2BA Island home is
a great beginning, second or retirement home. Quiet residen-
tial area, view of the canal. Short walk to beach and fishing.
$169,000. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800
MOTEL NEAR BEACH 10 unit motel in Holmes Beach,
furnished turnkey. Owner's home and additional six 2BR units
available for increased income. Profitable motel. $800,000. For
more information, call Luke Courtney 778-5405
Visit Our Web Site
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1-800-422-6325 & DAVE JONES
_ISLAND SPECIALISTS
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Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
605 Manatee Ave. W Holmes Beach Call anytime for a consultation.


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Top floor, view of
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$99,900. $97,500.


Drastically
Reduced!
Smugglers Landings.
Beautiful condo with
40' dock. Kids and
pets welcome.
MLS#17307.
$430,000 $120,000.


SEASONAL RENTALS
1BR/1BA, apartment $1200 mo
2BR Condo $1400 mo
ANNUAL RENTALS
2BR/1 BA, duplex $675 mo
3BR/2BA, condo $800 mo
2BR/2BA, Perico Bay $850 mo
3BR/2BA Spring Lakes $950 mo
Julie Gilstrap 1 BR/1 BA Runaway Bay $650 mo
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Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
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Office:
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Home:
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Fax: 941- 778-3035


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CITY OF ANNA MARIA 3-story, Key-West
style home, 3BR/2BA. Very secure, quiet
neighborhood. 300 steps to Anna Maria's finest
snow-white sandy beaches 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 moti-
vated and wants offer today! #KS19345.
ANNA MARIA Brand new Key-West style home in
the City of Anna Maria. Gulfview from the bedroom.
Steps to the beach. 3BR/2BA with pool. Call for your
private tour today #KSI6998. $295,000.
BEST BUY in San Remo Shores. Owner invested
$100,000 in renovation. Must see 3BR/2BA, vaulted
calling in living room, fireplace, white carpet and
white tiles. Breathtaking kitchen. Please call for your
private tour today. Seller extremely motivated, make
an offer. $239,900. #KS67542.
TRIPLEX 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA close
to the beach. Excellent rental history. $159,900.
#KS17775.
DIRECT GULFFRONT *MVP Seller will entertain
offers between $650,000 $720,000. House with 2
apartments and 1 efficiency on 2 lots. Great rental
income. #KSI4087.


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


OPEN HOUSE *
SUNDAY MARCH 9 1 to 4 PM
3701 #5B East Bay Drive,
Sunbow Bay Condominiums
STRIKING townhouse at Sunbow Bay Condominium,
4BR/3BA. Spanish tile floors and Berber carpeting create
a sensational look coupled with a step-down, vaulted ceil-
ing living room overlooking its lush backyard and private
boat docks make this large unit a wonderful purchase.
Numerous closets and a large storage/laundry room on
ground level cannot be beat. Seller will entertain offers
between $140,000 $170,000. Call and ask for Michael
Advocate. #MA20120.

DEEDED BOAT SLIP
with a neat and clean 2BR/2BA
house. Well-maintained yard.
Seller will entertain offers
between $130,000 $160,000.
Great catch! Call Carol Today.
#CH18162.
Carol S. Heinze
REALTORO/CRS
Premier Circle
S778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist


VILLAGE GREEN 2BR/2BA home with vaulted ceiling in the family room, which includes a
fireplace. Private yard, caged pool with solar heat and covered patio area. Great for entertaining.
Split bedroom design. Breakfast bar and formal dining room. 2-car garage with auto opener. Call
Carol Heinze today 778-7246. #17431. $129,900.
SILK OAK 2BR/2BA condo with great view. Nice income producing condo. Close to everything:
hospital, shopping dining and the mall. Call Karin Stephan eves. 388-1267. 017278. $45,000.
MARTINIQUE CONDO Gulffront with southern view. Turnkey furnished with heated pool and tennis
courts. Great walking beach. $139,900. #19316. Call Carol S. Heinze at 778-7246.
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OCEAN PARK TERRACE CONDO
Everyday is a holiday in your 2BR/2BA
beauty that dares to be different! Sweeping
views of the Gulf of Mexico and knock out
sunsets from your roof top patio ... includes
security system, elevator, screened in tile
porch, deluxe appliances, built-in wet bar,
storage. Pet & kids OK. Enjoy the Olympic
type pool. Private inside spiral stairway leads
to a spacious patio terrace to enjoy cook-
outs, sunbathing and recreational fun. Dis-
cover and inviting lifestyle at a price that is
irresistible! Turnkey furnished at $159,000.
PLEASE CALL NICK PATSIOS
for an escorted tour of what
Florida is all about!
(941) 778-4642 or 778-6066


ISLAND TOWNHOUSE 3BR/2.5BA with 2-car
garage and storage area. Lovely landscaped yard
with room for a pool. Washer and dryer included.
$179,900. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or
Darcie 779-2290 eves.


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


KEY ROYALE Gracious living overlooking private golf
course. Maintenance-free grounds, deep-water canal,
3BR/2BA split plan, Florida room overlooks large dock.
Meticulously cared for by original owner. Reduced to
$234,900. Call Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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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.
(941) 778-0315.
OAK DAYBED with top-grade innerspring mattress.
Like new. Used only a few times. Redecorating, will
sacrifice for $700. Call 779-1213 for appoint, to see.

KAYAKS CANOES WATER SKIS BIKES new,
used, trades, consignments, waterfront rentals.
Florida Sports Outlet, 5501A Marina Drive, Captains
Marina. 778-5883.

APPLE STYLEWRITER II inkjet printer. Black and
white, 360 DPI. $100. 779-1344.
TRAILER 4 X 8 CAPACITY 1,120 Ib tilts, folds for
compact storage. 15" O.D. wheels, 4' sides. Ideal for
ATV etc. $295. 778-4814.
PRIDE ELECTRIC SCOOTER 12V batteries,
onboard charger, 100 % warranty, transaxle, free
wheeling, portable. $1,000 OBO. Folding aluminum
ramp $200. Call 778-7422.
COUNTERTOP 8' X 3' with storage underneath and
3 wood barstools. 779-1217, make offer.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop, on premises
Longboat Island Chapel. Always has special sales.
Mon., Wed., Sat., 9:30 3:30, 6140 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., LBK. 383-4738.
GAS WATER HEATER for sale. Rheem 62 gallons.
$80 and you move it please. Call 778-7978.


SALE Sat., Mar. 8, 8 -10. Baby items, nice woman's
clothes, purses, miscellaneous household. Every-
thing cheap. 234 Chilson.
GARAGE SALE Thur., Mar. 6, 9 12. Lots of baby
stuff! 205B 64th Street, Holmes Beach.

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2217 gulf drive north, bradenton beach, fl 34217

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1327 Perico Pointe Circle 2BR/2BA bayfront, upscale
decorator furnishings and appointments ........... $148,500

501 Sanderling Circle 2BR/2BA 2-car garage private end
villa, furnishings included...............................$144,000
517 Sanderling Circle 2BR/2BA 2-car garage builders
model, turnkey furnished ................................$138,000
1206 Spoonbill Landings Circle 1-car garage 2BR/2BA
beautiful bay views ........................................ $142,500
1273 Spoonbill Landings Circle 2BR/2BA 2-car garage
lakefront..................................................... $130,000.00
1274 Spoonbill Landings Circle 2BR/2BA 2-car garage
new ceramic tile and carpeting ...................... $132,500
1275 Spoonbill Landings Circle 2BR/2BA 1-car garage,
turnkey furnished lake front........................... $129,900
CallAnytme venigs 92-877 Offce 41786 6
TollFree1-80-865080


YARD SALE Sat., Mar. 8, 8- 1. Girls bike, furniture,
children's toys, clothes, household items, miscella-
neous. 203 58th Street, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Sat., Mar. 8, 8 1. Curtains, area rug,
exercise equipment, bathroom scales, beach lounges,
molded plastic love seat and chairs, throw rugs
(runners), two matching love seats (excellent condition),
swing, 2 vacuum cleaners, more. 118 Mangrove.
FAIR & FLEA MARKET Sat., Mar. 8, 9 3. Baked
goods, crafts, clothing, jewelry, linens, tools, books,
collectibles, white elephants, furniture, antiques.
Come out and have lunch with us! Mt. Vernon Club
House, 4701 Independence, South off Cortez Rd.
RUMMAGE SALE Fri., Mar. 7, 9 2. Kitchenware,
clothes for all climates, exerciser, books, linens, etc. St.
Bernard Activity Center, 43rd Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sun., Mar. 9, 9 am. Lawn mower,
queen-size bed, tools and lots more. 603 Key Royale
Drive, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Sat. & Sun., Mar. 8 & 9, 8 2. 10' inflat-
able boat, waverunners, Nyman lift, boat seats,
miscellaneous housewares, tires, etc. 434 63rd
Street, Holmes Beach.


LOST MEN'S PRESCRIPTION glasses on Holmes
Beach. Please call 778-0794.


HELP LINE Anna Maria Community Center,
778-1586. Trained volunteers will provide information
and referrals, help identify resources and explore
options. Hours are Mon. Fri., 9 5.
LOSE LBS. GAIN ENERGY. Programs start at $30
mo. Call 778-0354.


JULIE McCLURE

ELEstate And
Household
Sales


My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America






KEY ROYALE GEM
plus den. Large
kitchen and Florida
room. Dock and
davits. Just reduced
to $215,000! Call
Karen Schroder.
MOVE TO THE MAINLAND! Owner has relocated. Make an
offer on West Bradenton home in spotless condition. Close
to hospitals. $99,900. Call Barb Tumer/Sandy Greiner.
CANALSIDE CONDO with dock outside your door.
Ground-level end unit priced at $98,700. 2BR/2BA Call
Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
BEAUTIFULLY DECORATOR-FURNISHED 2BR/2BA
condo with large lanai. Overlooks lake and clubhouse be-
yond. Pool, tennis and more! Lush landscaping. $103,500.
Call Don Schroder.
BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL DUPLEX Enchanting walk to
beach. Lovingly cared for. Nice lot with beautiful trees.
$157,777. Yvonne Higgins.
pH Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
941-778-7777


VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.


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


WANTED TO PARK our car in your garage, Apr.
through Sept. To discuss, call 778-1418.
1988 PONTIAC FIREBIRD Formula 5-speed. Mint
condition. Call (941) 778-7017.


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


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100% cotton
*Mini Storage summer hate: $7.50.
Retail or Service
Visit us at 5404 Marina
CALL NOW
778-2924 Drive, Island Shopping
5347 Gulf Drive Center, Holmes Beach.
Holmes Beach 941-778-7978


WESTBAY PLAZA & BANK


Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations


WONDERFUL BUISNESS OPPORTUNITY!
Multi-business offices and store-
fronts. Excellent rental history. High
visibility and high traffic. Corner of
East Bay Drive and Manatee in
Holmes Beach. Westbay Plaza
offered at $595,000. Bank property
offered at $695,000. Total package
offered at $1,290,000.
CALL MARY ANN SCHMIDT
778-2261 OR 1-800-732-6434
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
NoR op 605 Manatee Ave. W Holmes Beach
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PRIVATE SIGHT-SEEING CRUISES with Captain
AI. See the sights, look for dolphins, watch the sun-
set. Reservations, 778-4053.

94 SEA DOO XP with trailer, low hours, runs good.
$4,500 OBO. Call 778-1831.

ISLAND TIME CHARTERS full or half day cruises.
Sunbathe, fish, see dolphins or learn to sail. Located
at Seafood Shack. (941) 741-0263.

18'/88 BAYLINER BOWRIDER with 88 hp re-manu-
factured Johnson. Excellent running condition. First
I$1,995. 383-7901 or 383-4501.

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


BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.

COCONUT BEACH RESORT maid service/cleaning
person. Immediate opening. Full time. Call 778-2277.

FULL OR PART TIME SALES.
Anna Maria's cutest boutique is looking for motivated
sales person. Good starting salary. Non smoker.
Apply in person at 10010 Gulf Dr.

PART TIME ASSISTANT to work at tailoring shop in
Holmes Beach. Some sewing knowledge or experi-
ence necessary. Call 778-6710, weekdays.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna-Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Cal! Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give.a few hours of community service.
i-VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.


WELL ESTABLISHED Pizza and Ice Cream shop for
sale. For information call 778-4408 or 778-2815.


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.

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WATERWAY
Live in or invest for the future, boat dock included:
2BR/2BA, 3BR/3BA and 4 or 5BR/3BA with laundry.
Ranging from 1,300 sq. ft. to 2,200. Priced from
$114,900 to $184,900.


*1Mike Norman.

W Realty ic.
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
778-6696 1-800-367-1617
BEA ZAFFINA eves. 795-2743
S MARK LUDEN eves. 793-8336


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

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

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

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

S + B MAINTENANCE SERVICE A/C, heating,
electrical, plumbing, remodeling, painting, screening,
pressure washing. Free estimates, prompt service.
778-3038 or 778-1307.

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

ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All
repairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.

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.
Protect your investment. Call Damon at 320-5662.
"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.

TYPING/WORD PROCESSING service. $4 page. Also
flyers, resumes, labels, banners, etc. Quick, quality
service. Free Island pickup/delivery. 794-5376.


DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
deodorizing. 794-1278.

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STUNNING CANALFRONT
This 2 BR/2BA home is perfect for young executives.
Cathedral ceiling, wraparound deck and total privacy.
212 feet on the water within walking distance to the
Gulf. Don't miss this one at just $269,000
GREAT CANALFRONT BUYS!
SPACIOUS CANALFRONT
This large 2BR/2Ba home has 103 ft on a deep
water canal. New dock, freshly painted, 2 -car
garage, and open floor plan with split bedrooms.
This home is on a great street with plenty of room
for expansion. Offered at $224,500.
Drive by 518 74th St., Holmes Beach
ISLAND'S BEST BUY!
This lovely 2BR/2BA home is situated on one of the
nicest streets in Holmes Beach. Very well-main-
tained home on deep water canal with pool. Priced
at only $192,900.
Drive by 514 68th St., Holmes Beach
DESIRABLE NORTH END!
Picturesque view down peaceful canal. Easy walk
to Gulf beach. This 3BR/2BA family home is tucked
away in a very quiet neighborhood. This great value
in Anna Maria city was just listed at $219,500.
Drive by 304 Iris St., Anna Maria


LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
LJ 9701 Gulf Drive PO Box717*AnnaMaria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


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

NEED HELP WITH yard work, flowers, clean-up,
house sitting? Call Personal Touch Lawn Mainte-
nance at 778-6172. Reliable adult, reasonable rates,
own equipment.

TREE SERVICE hazardous overhang removals,
topping, trimming, shaping, palm trimming. Insured,
free estimates. Call Phil at Brewer Tree Service, 778-
7790 or 745-2585.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

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

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

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

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

PROFESSIONAL PAINTER 12 years experience.
Interior/exterior, excellent Island references, no
mess. 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 742-6978.
ELLIOTT'S PRECISION TILE Service. Local Island
references, local resident. Flooring specialist. Call
Jim at 778-1319.

BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.


DIRECT GULFFRONT
This attractive Island retreat offers 3BR/3BA of ideal
beach living! Spacious master suite comprises sec-
ond level & includes wet bar & Jacuzzi bath. Wonder-
ful, elevated deck off master suite to enjoy beautiful
Island sunsets. Call Marie Franklin. Now $875,000
and on 2 choice Gulf lots.








550 FT. FROM GULF
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.



since
1957
MARIE ".195 UC. REAL ESTATE
FRANK REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250





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Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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Serving the Island communities for
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DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353

W WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
e Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247


STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Remodeling Specialists
Building Anna Maria since 1975
(941) 778-2993
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and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191.
747-1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).

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


FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA,
private lot and parking. Available Mar. 12 31 & Apr.
23 to May 15 at $350 wk. 778-2832.

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
restaurants. Lovely, cozy, quiet area. Dead end
street. 1st floor, 1 and 2 BR, fully furnished with dock.
Available Apr. & 1997 1998 season. No smoking or
pets. (941) 778-7107.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA unfurnished. 1,600 + sq. ft.,
garage. Central location near Gulf, library, downtown
Holmes Beach. Ideal home for retired couple. $750
$800 mo. plus utilities. Available Apr. 1997. (309)
347-3228.
CLEAN.- CUTE LARGE 1BR Private courtyard,
200' to beach. Walk to pier, restaurants, shops.
$1,490 mo./$490 wk. 778-8571 or 748-6774.

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 in
yard. Call (941) 688-9281 or (941) 683-4703.

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@
WORLDNET.ATT.NET.
APRIL 1 14 Delightful 2BR/2BA condo. Gulffront
complex, heated pool, tennis, Jacuzzi, sauna. Sum-
mer rentals now booking. 794-8877.
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.
1BR/1BA BAYFRONT with boat dock. 1 block to
Gulf. 1BR/1BA poolside house and furnished
poolside efficiency in town. Quiet, clean, wonderful
rentals. 749-0216 or 349-0459 weekdays.
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.
SEASONAL RENTALS nightly, weekly, monthly.
Fully furnished. Steps to beach, restaurants, shops
and village. Some available now or reserve for 1998.
778-7273.


BEACH HOUSE 1 BR newly decorated, large fenced
yard, 1/2 block to fishing pier and beach. 114 3rd
Street So., Bradenton Beach. 795-2896.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Season, lovely 3BR/
2.5BA, garage, furnished. No pets. Call Sand Pebble
Realty at 778-9171 or 753-1620.
GULFFRONT RESIDENCE 2BR/2BA North
Holmes Beach. Available Apr.1 May. 1. Call Dave
at Wagner Realty, 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
SEASONAL RENTALS 1 & 2BR apartments now
available beginning Apr. 1. Immaculate, turnkey fur-
nished, stone's throw to beach. 778-4368.
WEEKLY RENTAL 1 BR/1 BA duplex available Apr.1.
Walk to beach, grocery, pharmacy and shopping.
$350 wk. Call 778-2832.
WANTED EFFICIENCY very clean, equipped, in
quiet area of Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. 4 4.5
months, 1997/98. Responsible senior, non-smoker,
no pets. 778-7363, leave message.


DUPLEX IN ANNA MARIA on canal. Boat dock, 2BR/
1BA, ground floor, furnished or unfurnished. $700
mo. annual. 778-6350.
WANTED TO RENT for April 3BR house of condo in
Anna Maria or Holmes Beach. Four retirees. 383-1371.
AVAILABLE APRIL by week, $500 or month, $1,600.
Sleeps 6, 2BR/2BA, bayview condo. Pool, walk to
beach, shopping. $250 deposit. 723-6802.
HOLMES BEACH TURNKEY large, clean, 1BR/1BA
apartment. One block from beach. Available Apr./
May. $350 wk./$1,200 mo. No pets. 778-5143.
NICELY FURNISHED 1BR/1BA condo with pool.
Walk to beach, fishing pier, shopping and restaurant.
$1,200 mo. Available Apr. 1. Phone 778-7682.
ANNUAL AVAILABLE APR. 1 Cute 2BR/1BA lower
duplex in N. Holmes Beach. $650 rho. plus security,
includes water and cable. 792-3226.
SEASONAL GULFFRONT with private beach. 1 BR/
1BA bungalow. Available Mar. 22. $475 wk., $1,200
mo. 778-1086.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2 blocks to Gulf. 2BR/1 BA,
central A/C, large yard, separate storage. $600 mo.
includes water, trash. Security required. 778-5391.

QUAINT 1BR/1BA GULFVIEW apartment available
weekly for Mar. & Apr. $400 wk. 778-7501.
QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME 2BR/1BA, fully
furnished, fenced yard, 9 mo. lease Apr. Dec. $850
mo. 778-7501.
CANCELLATION APR. 1, 1997. 2BR/2BA, elevated.
Enjoy my home. Think ahead 4 mo. next season.
Carports, lakefront, fishing. $1,700 mo. 362-0737.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA recently renovated home in quiet
neighborhood. Close to beach and shopping. Available
now. $1,000 mo. Call Mike NortnanRealty, 778-6696.

For Free Estimate Call 778-3089
Check-A-Home Inspection Services
J^e- Property Management Services
CHECKA-A-HOME Home Updating & Maintenance Services
Bob Barlow Pre-Purchose Home Inspections
Over 20 Yrs Experience -Licensed & Insured Builder Uc A'Rfd6504

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GULFFRONT ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex. Neat old
beach house in excellent location. Hardwood floors
with large enclosed porch. $900 mo..Call Mike
Norman Realty at 778-6696.
HOLMES BEACH UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA close
to beach. Ready Mar. 16. $500 mo. Call 778-2967 or
778-0469 eves.
1BR AND 2BR APARTMENTS turnkey, across from
beach. $330/$390 wk. Vacancies in Mar. and Apr.
778-2374.

WANTED SUNNY SHORES LOT or lot with exist-
ing furnished mobile home. Please call Mike at (513)
891-4543.


SEASON AND VACATION beach cottage. 2BR/
2BA, remodeled. $2,000 to $2,500 mo.; $700 to
$900 wk. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.


STAY ANOTHER MONTH! Furnished 2BR, fenced
yard, carport, tile, washer/dryer, dishwasher, full
cable. Available Apr. 1. $1,000 mo. 778-8221. Some
pets considered.


OPEN HOUSE 1 4 DAILY. Waterfront showplace,
1 year new. Spacious 5,900 sq. ft. under roof, 4BR/
4BA, cathedral ceiling, 7 person spa, boat dock. Will
consider offers below appraisal. Appraised at
$485,000. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Broker/
owner 778-6155.

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. $1.79;500; Serious of-
fers considered. (941) 778-1442.
|WATERF0N T LONGBOAT KEY Deep water
cana-r BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room,
Aer'irg room, fireplace, satellite dish, large caged pool.
580 DeNarvaez Dr. $195,000. Brokers protected.
Owner/broker. Call' (941) 383-5474.
SALE. QR TRADE Lovely 2BR/2BA Island home,
enclosed downstairs. $140,000. 778-5125.
WATERFRONT -41t6 2ND AVE. NE. 3BR/2.5BA,
145' on canal, 90' dock. Govered 10,000 # lift.
$219,900. (941) 747-3630.
GULFFRONT CONDO Anna Maria Island Club.
2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, tile, Berber carpet.
Non-smoking unit, pool, spa, sauna. (813) 949-3713.
GREAT FAMILY HOME on large lot, on canal, 3BR/
2BA with ceramic tile. French doors. 507 71st Street,
Holmes Beach. $162,000. Shown by appointment
only. 778-7710.

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) 383-5543.
SPACIOUS BUILDING LOT, steps to beach on
North Longboat Key. Call Jim LaRose, Wedebrock
Real Estate Co., (941) 383-5543.

4 ADJACENT 1/2 ACRE building lots, two acres to-
tal. $20,000 OBO. Lake Ave, Lehigh Acres. (941)
261-8132.

TOP-FLOOR CONDO 2BR/2BA, view of bay and
wetlands. Pool. Holmes Beach. $97,500. Call Becky
Smith, Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 778-0700.
GULFFRONT PROPERTY 110' on Gulf, 200' deep.
Call 779-1336.
106 72ND STREET, Holmes Beach 3BR/3BA and
1BR/1BA rental unit, 2-car garage, completely re-
modeled, steps to Gulf. $359,000. By appointment
only. 778-5122.
ANNA MARIA HOME for sale. 2BR/1.5BA, separate
garage, well maintained, central heat/air. Very close
to Gulf. Priced $199,000. Super investment for fun
or rental. New Maytag washer/dryer. Many other
new features. Call 746-8161 or 778-1856.

PALMA SOLA PARK large lot, 2BR/2BA, family
- room, dining area, large screened lanai, 2- car ga-
rage. $125,000. 795-7154.

SANDY POINTE I by owner. Bayview, 2BR/2BA
condo in small, quiet complex. Pool, walk to
beach, shopping. $180 maintenance fee.
$103,900. 723-6802.

LOTS OCEANVIEW 150' to high tide. Deeded
beach. $175,000. Bayfront view duplex. 50' x
100'. 2503 Avenue B. $79,500. 778-4523 or (800)
977-0803.

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


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PERFECT SQUARES

BY HARVEY ESTES / EDITED. BY WILL SHORTZ


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8 Cases
15 Unmemorized
words
20 Begin, e.g.
21 Less stirred
22 Winslow
Homer's home
23 Be ecstatic
26 King of the 18th
dynasty
27 Parodied, with
"up"
28 Poetic
contraction
29 Even though
30 Tiny bit
33 Go to bat for
35 Sault -- Marie
36 Okla. football
rival
37 "Women and
Love" author
40 Neighbor of
Minn.
41 Garish
42 Paris-to-
Marseilles dir.
43 Song from the
Beatles' "Sgt.
Pepper" album
48 RockerJoan
49 Principle of
philosophy
50 Old Alka-Seltzer
mascot
51 Finder's cry
53 Slippery--


54 Land of the
Chosen people
55 "Diary of a
Genius" author
57 Bring upon
oneself
61 Stout relative
62 With 86-Down.
partner of buts
63 Brunch
beverage
65 incognita
66 Musical
measures
68 Some gold
diggers
72 Watch word
73 Not chronic
75 Approached
76 Nice view
78 Fraternity letter
79 Pool contents?
80 "It's-- ...
World"
81 Bow in the
theater
83 Reunion group
84 B flat's
equivalent
87 1985 N.L. Cy
Young Award
winner
88 Ally of the U.S.
89 Raised
92 Slots
96 King's title:
Abbr.
97 Melville
foretopman
98 Singer Janis
99 Rockefeller
Center muralist
100 Chemical suffix
101 Hosp. areas


102 Sandinista foe
105 Cruise in style
109 Reception helper
III Performs, for
King James
112 Downwind
115 Dauphin's father
116 1970 Chicago hit
121 Waste maker
122 Partly coincide
123 Show up
124 Vocalist John
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126 American and
Swiss
DOWN
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3 Where Sir
Arthur Evans
excavated
4 Hall-of-Famer
Hubbard
5 Slimmer
swimmer
6 Some Ivy
Leaguers
7 Water barrier
8 It's quarried in
Vermont
9 Continuous
sound
10 Celebrated
I1 Galore
12 Like some floors
13 Presumptive
person?
14 Full house
indicator
15 Sashayed
16 Brush carelessly
17 Poet's
prerogative
18 Most pitch-black


19 Optimal option
24 Objective
25 First published
work by
39-Down
31 Antonio's role in
"Evita"
32 Aguirre
portrayer
34 Very alluring
35 Whisky drink
38 Alert
39 The Sage of
Concord
41 Charpentier
opera or its
heroine
43 "Ben-Hur"
author
44 Round trip of
sorts
45 Spot
46 Humphrey's
"High Sierra"
co-star
47 Malefactor
48 Jamie Lee's
mom
49 It's often in hot
water
52 Supplies
55 Treated to
supper
56 Surrounded by
58 Fairplay ,
59 Ragamuffins
60 Yard chore
63 "-
Breckinridge"
64 Easily
maneuverable
military forces
67 Place
69 Raised
70 City with a Latin
quarter


71 Composed
74 Drain trap
shape, at times
77 Petered out
81 Provincetown
catch
82 Tennis shot
85 Like some
wages
86 See 62-Across
87 Chap


89 Get some air
90 Urban
modernization
91 Chomolungma's
more familiar
name
93 "Do the Right
Thing" extras
94 Way down?
95 Spanish
diminutive
suffix


97 Hammered
102 Recesses
103 Coarse files
104 Former ring
king
106 Riding
accessories
107 Representative
location
108 Rollers?
110 Division word


Ill Midler's"--
Las Vegas"
113 Big cheese
114 Use acid
117 Agift in O.
Henry's "The
Gift of the Magi"
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120 Old-style
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SHAWS POINT 4BR/3BA pool home in North-
west Bradenton. Beautifully landscaped, fenced
yard, gourmet kitchen, wood floors in family
room, screened porch overlooks the pool. Mas-
ter suite with fireplace. Two-story high foyer.
$319.900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt.


CUSTOM BUILT HOME on deep-water canal.
4BR and 3BA with vaulted ceilings throughout.
Master bath and Jacuzzi tub and separate
shower. Lighted plant shelves in great room and
kitchen. Loft area. Located in prestigious North
Point Harbour. $549,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt.


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RIVER CLUB GOLF COURSE HOME
Upgrades dominate this 4BR/3BA home. Secu-
rity system, lighted plant shelves, workshop in
oversized garage, French doors, pool, on a cul-
de-sac. Extensive landscaping. Near schools.
$204,000. Call Bob or Penny Hall.


CUTE ELEVATED HOME steps to the
beach. Large great room, fireplace, French
doors to balcony front and back. Intercom sys-
tem, lower-level garage/storage. Heated out-
door shower, fenced backyard, patio, outside
stairs. $169,000. Call Bobye Chasey.


FLAMINGO CAY CANAL HOME 3BR/2BA
largest lot in the Cay. Direct access to
Intracoastal. New 10,000 lb. warranted boat lift.
Solar heated pool, propane back up. Split floor
plan. $199,500. Call Rose Schnoerr.


RARE BUILDING LOT ON DEEP WATER.
Easy access to Bay and Gulf. One of the last
canal lots in Ann Maria. $127,500. Call Bob or
Lu Rhoden.













CORAL SHORES EAST 3BR/2BA home with
many fruits trees. Boat dock and excellent view
of waters. This is the best view in Coral Shores
by a far site. $165,000. Call Harold Small.


MARINER'S COVE 3BR/2BA. Three boat
slips, oversized two-car garage. Lots of granite
and marble-, a dream kitchen, nine component
media center with ceiling projector, security
system, elevator. $439,900. Call Rose Schnoerr.


SABAL PALM GARDENS Excellent invest
ment for year-round or seasonal residents. On
and two bedroom units priced from $45,500. Lo
cated close to shopping and the beaches. Ca
Donna Mosley to see one of these units.


t- HOMES BEACH DUPLEX Good income SIX-UNIT MOTEL located in Holmes Beach.
e porperty and excellent lot for future building. Close Only a half block to the beach. Heated pool,
:- to school, shopping and three blocks to beach. new air conditioner and refrigerators. $329,900
ll One side has a fireplace in living room. The other Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
is a 2BR/2BA $139,900 Call Bob or Lu Rhoden.


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