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Maloney, Geyer, Courtney Holmes Beach winners
MARCH 12, 1997
By Paul Roat
In an extremely close race, incumbent Councilman
Don Maloney, former Mayor Pat Geyer and Council-
man Luke Courtney were elected to two-year terms on
the Holmes Beach City Council Tuesday.
Voters also endorsed all eight of the changes to the
'city charter by wide margins.
Turnout by electors was light, with 35 percent of
the city's 3,768 voters casting ballots.
Results of the election in order of voter approval:
Maloney, 21 percent, 739 votes; Geyer, 20 percent,
723 votes; Courtney, 17 percent, 596 votes; Mercedes
Thornburg, 17 percent, 592 votes; Sue Normand, 16
percent, 558 votes; and Irma Backelant-Lanning, 10
percent, 367 votes.
The winners will be sworn into office Monday,
By Pat Copeland
Officials of Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach
recently met with an official from the Southwest
Florida Water Management District to discuss drainage
problems and solutions.
Steve Minnis, governmental affairs coordinator
for Swiftmud, made several recommendations for
officials to consider and agreed to come to the
March 19 meeting of the Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials for further discussion.
Recommendations include prioritizing problem
areas to maintain and repair, exploring the joint pur-
chase of a piece of equipment to clean sewers, explor-
ing grants and funding for drainage projects and con-
sidering ordinance changes that will improve drainage.
Minnis, who acts as a liaison between Swiftmud
and local governments, first explained the history of the
Swiftmud study begun in 1992 and completed last year.
"The study began in 1992 and was initiated by
former Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches. Because of
budgetary constraints of the Island communities,
Swiftmud went ahead and did the study," he said. "Our
funding program is usually a 50 percent match but in
this case we used city staff time as the cities' portion."
The study identified flood problems, water quality
and related stormwater management issues and pre-
sented options in its report. The options don't include
engineering, permitting and mitigation costs, he said.
"The existing systems throughout the Island are
inadequate," he noted. "I don't know if you have the
Island Turtle Watch
The Gulfcoast Sea Turtle Association will
hold a troubleshooting session Saturday, March
15, to discuss how to better protect nesting sea
turtles and their hatchlings.
Suzi Fox, principal permit holder with Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch, said the meeting will
bring together permit holders from Florida's
East and West Coasts.
The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard
Catholic Church in Holmes Beach. The public is
welcome but will not be allowed to speak be-
cause of time constraints.
Mote Marine Laboratory is sending a
speaker and federal and state officials also will
touch on turtle subjects.
March 24, at 10 a.m. The swearing-in ceremony will be
followed by a special commission meeting.
Maloney, 69, was approved for a 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.
Geyer, 66, returns to the 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 Island residents
since 1969 and have owned Duffy's Tavern since 1971.
Courtney, 51, was re-elected to his third term on
council. He has a degree in psychology and was a lieu-
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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.
Mercedes Thornburg, 68, has been a community
activist for the past 10 years. She worked for the Nelson
Trust in Missouri, co-owned an RV sales and rental
business and was a church secretary.
Sue Normand, 53, 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.
Irma Backelant-Lanning, 52, has been an Island
resident for five years. She has a nursing diploma, a
degree in social psychology and communications and
is vice president of Voice of Freedom.
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money to fix them entirely or if it's even cost effective
to resolve or eliminate all the flooding. You could
spend several million dollars to lower the flood level
from 24 to 18 inches."
Minnis said the swale system on the Island is a
problem and may be the area where the cities "can get
the biggest bang for their buck." Other problems he
noted include maintenance of existing systems and the
proliferation of rock yards.
"Property owners are installing culverts and filling
in existing swales and you're losing a lot of storage and
treatment space," he said. "Anything you can do to
prevent that (will be beneficial)."
Holmes Beach Building Inspector Bill Saunders
asked if rock yards are acceptable without the plastic
lining that prevents drainage. Minnis said there is still
a high runoff rate and the rock eventually compacts,
Minnis said one approach is to revisit ordinances
and consider actions such as reducing the percentage of
impervious surface allowed, restricting the filling of
lots and requiring more landscaping. He brought
sample ordinances for officials to see.
Officials asked about installing backflow valves to
keep high tides from flowing back through the storm
drains. Minnis said there are some in Palmetto and they
work but maintenance is a problem. He said he would
research to see if one can be installed on the Island as
.a pilot project.
"Some roadway flooding can be alleviated with
additional paving where you have dips in your road-
way," Minis advised. "It levels out the roadway."
Minnis said officials should explore the possibil-
ity of asking churches that have open grass areas if
some of the land can be used for retention ponds.
On funding drainage projects, Minnis told offi-
cials "The community's input is vital. Are you will-
ing to tax yourselves? There are also some funding
opportunities out there, especially if you're going to
improve the water quality."
Officials asked Minnis to come to the meeting of the
three cities and bring a list of the Island's top five drain-
age hot spots and help them develop a management plan.
He said he would bring information on funding options.
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[B PAGE 2-A 0 MARCH 12, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Mayor criticizes candidates at meeting
By Pat Copeland
Responding to candidates' assessments of his per-
formance in office at last week's council meeting,
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner prompted not
only angry responses, but ethics charges as well. (See
VanWagoner said he felt the need to respond to a
question asked of the six candidates at The Islander
Bystander's Candidates' Forum Feb. 27. The question
was, "What is your assessment of the mayor's job this
"I'll make that rebuttal tonight, on the record, be-
cause I have no other forum," he explained. "One or
two of the sitting council have been free in their criti-
cism of my performance throughout the year, from this
rostrum...one of them particularly in my rare absences.
So there is equity in doing this."
VanWagoner said his job is to govern, not be popu-
lar. He said he was elected to enforce the codes, defend
the residential nature of the city and treat all equally.
He listed some of the programs initiated and issues
discussed in the city during the past year, then focused
on the candidates.
He said candidate Irma Backelant-Lanning "who
would not be on the top of the ballot if she had used her
registered and directory name of Lanning, has spread fear
By Pat Copeland'
Following criticism by Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner at a city meeting, council candidate Irma
Backelant-Lanning filed charges with the state's ethics
and elections commissions.
Backelant-Lanning maintained that VanWagoner
"was in violation because he used his official office to
interfere in an election and campaign proceeding and
used his official influence to affect the outcome of the
election." She cited Florida Statute, Chapter 112, Part
III, Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees;
Chapter 104, Election Code: Violations and Penalties;
and Chapter 106, Campaign Financing.
Kerrie Stillman, complaint coordinator of the
Florida Commission on Ethics, said she can neither
confirm or deny whether a complaint has been filed
because of the state's confidentiality laws.
"If a complaint is filed, it is confidential until it
reaches a certain stage unless the respondent waives
confidentiality," she said. "It becomes public record
when the commission determines whether there is
probable cause or not."
Once a complaint is received by the commission,
both parties, the complainant and the respondent, are
notified, she explained. The commission's executive
director and legal staff decide whether or not to inves-
tigate the complaint.
"If what the complainant alleges meets the legal
threshold of our jurisdiction, the complaint is investi-
gated," she noted. "If the executive director recom-
mends dismissing the complaint without investigation,
the commission can decide whether or not it agrees
with her recommendation."
If the complaint proceeds to the next stage, there is a
full factual investigation, a report is filed and the respon-
dent can reply. Each case is considered individually.
"The attorney general's office is our prosecutor,"
she said. "An advocate with the attorney general's of-
fice reviews the complaint to determine if there's prob-
able cause based on law and previous decisions and
makes a recommendation. The commission then meets
and makes a decision based on the attorney general's
In some cases, the issue can go to a public hearing
and the respondent can enter into a plea bargain, she
said. The proceedings are civil, not criminal. In ex-
treme cases a fine of up to $10,000 can be levied and
the respondent can be removed from office or publicly
throughout the community about new codes, which sim-
ply do not now exist, and her solutions are either naive or
would result in anarchy on a barrier island."
At this point Backelant-Lanning jumped up and
said, "Point of order. I don't think campaigning is al-
lowed in this building." However, Council Chairman
Luke Courtney gaveled her down and said she was out
"If Ms. Backelant-Lanning's and Mrs. Geyer's
(candidate Pat Geyer) answers to the question on al-
lowing moteliers more intensity/density are looked at
carefully, and Ms. Whitmore's (Councilwoman Carol
Whitmore) recent comments added, these three votes
on council will give the moteliers a majority,"
He said candidates offer only "soft" support
against the mega bridge (Anna Maria Bridge replace-
ment) and questioned whether a church is bringing
influence on. the campaign. However, he didn't name
the church. He then highlighted Geyer's campaign fi-
"Mrs. Geyer filed a first report of contributions of
$2,785, well more than either I or my opponent raised
a year ago in our final finance reports," he said. "And
we were running for mayor. Council races cost only
$400 to $500 a couple of years ago. What's happening?
"Big contributions and big business are what's
To show appreciation
Former Councilwoman Billie Martini, left, is all
smiles as she accepts the Holmes Beach Civic
Association's Pride in Community Award. Martini
was chosen for the award because of her years of
outstanding service to the community. Presenting the
award is Shirley Romberger, president. Islander
Photo: Joy Courtney
censured by the governor.
"The least severe penalty would be that the commis-
sion finds probable cause but takes no further action if the
situation has been remedied and there has been no public
harm," she said. '"he respondent can also get a letter of
admonishment from the executive director."
Jerry Foster, supervisor of the Florida Elections
Commission, said he is bound by the same confidenti-
ality laws until probable cause is determined.
"We have jurisdiction over Chapter 106 and Chap-
ter 104, Section 104.271 (2)," he explained. "Any other
charges would go to the state attorney's office. We only
have civil jurisdiction."
If the commission gets a complaint, the complain-
ant is sent a letter within a week stating whether or not
the commission will investigate. In some cases, a com-
plainant will tell the news media that he/she filed a
complaint but the commission never receives the com-
plaint, he said. The complainant is not bound by con-
'The process we follow depends on how complex the
complaint is," he said. "Investigating can take up to six
months. Then it goes to our legal staff to determine
whether there is probable cause or not. If we recommend
that the complaint be dismissed, the complainant can ap-
peal. It all depends on how the parties want to resolve it."
Foster said the entire process can take up to a year
"We want to provide all the facts so the attorney
can make an informed decision," he said.
happening. The city government appears to be on sale
this year. Where are the small contributions from many
individuals, people who are just residents...without
special ties to growth or tourism or development? Big
bridges. Big density. Big business."
Following VanWagoner's remarks, Backelant-
Lanning replied, "When criticism is put forth regard-
ing how much money is spent by a candidate, the name
a candidate uses, issues (discussed) by a candidate or
opinions expressed during a press conference one week
before an election, this can be interpreted as a non-en-
dorsement. Therefore, it's an implied endorsement of
"'This is campaigning and is disallowed in this build-
ing, as per the mayor's instructions and instructions by the
city clerk as supervisor of this election. I require that the
clerk ascertain the proper protocol to have a formal com-
plaint filed against the mayor for this action."
Courtney said Backelant-Lanning could file a com-
plaint if she wished.
Geyer then responded to VanWagoner.
"First of all, I didn't go out and solicit any money,"
she said. "It was all (given) by friends. They brought
it to me. I think that was wrong for you to comment on
how much money I raised. There's nothing that states
you can only spend $300 or $400 if you run for coun-
cil. I could spend $25,000 if I wanted."
show wide range
As of the second financial reporting date for the
Holmes Beach council election on March 7, candidate
Pat Geyer is a winner in collecting campaign contribu-
tions for Tuesday's election.
Geyer collected $3,595 and spent $2,513.93. She
loaned herself $500, received $20 from her husband Ed
and a $200 loan from her business, Duffy's Tavern.
She received individual contributions ranging from $15
to a $500 contribution and business contributions rang-
ing from $30 to $150. Two businesses contributed la-.
bor and materials for T-shirts valued at $141.
Geyer spent her money on the filing fee, $72.02;
signs, $992.96; advertisements, $1,079.72; printing,
$259.23; and T-shirts, $110.
Geyer was followed in funding order by:
Mercedes Thornburg collected $2,318 and spent
$1,548,21. She gave herself $200 and received another
$600 from her husband, Jon. She received individual
contributions ranging from $1 to $100. She received no
contributions from businesses.
She spent her money on the filing fee, $72.02; pho-
tography, $80.25; advertisements, $402.96; printing,
$511.24; signs, 245.03; and miscellaneous, $236.71.
Sue Normand collected $1,252.12 and spent
$953.36. She loaned herself $100. She received indi-
vidual contributions ranging from $10 to $100 and one
business contribution of $300.
Normand spent her money on the filing fee, $72.02;
printing, $239.13; buttons and badges, $50.18; fund rais-
ers, $58.59; advertising, $269.26; miscellaneous, $164.18;
and repayment of her loan to herself, $100.
Irma Backelant-Lanning collected $772.77 and
spent $766.25. She gave herself $300. She received in-
dividual contributions ranging from $40 to $200 and a
contribution of $82.77 from Voice of Freedom, Inc.
Backelant-Lanning spent her money on the filing
fee, $72.02; signs, $511.03; miscellaneous, $93.04; and
Don Maloney collected $755 and spent $645.92.
He loaned himself $300. He collected individual con-
tributions ranging from $15 to $100. He received no
contributions from businesses.
Maloney spent his money on the filing fee, $72.02;
signs, $128.40; advertisements, $268.72; and flyers,
$138.64; and miscellaneous $38.14.
Luke Courtney collected $688.19 and spent
$446.21. He loaned himself $443.19. He received in-
dividual contributions ranging from $20 to $100. He
received no contributions from businesses.
Courtney spent his money on his filing fee, $72.02;
signs, $128.40; brochures and handouts, $80.91; adver-
tisements, $110.56; and miscellaneous, $54.32.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MARCH 12, 1997 M PAGE 3-A KI
Trailer ordinance definition goes to another work session
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Council agreed that a
definition being considered for the city's trailer or-
dinance should go to a work session after the March
According to the ordinance, passed in July, all trail-
ers, RVs and recreational-type vehicles must be parked in
the side or back yard unless there is no other alternative
available due to the configuration of the property.
In December the council was confronted by angry
residents who had been told they must remove costly
landscaping and fences in order to park their trailers
and RVs in their side or back yards.
One resident who came before the code enforce-
ment board maintained that landscaping is part of the
configuration of the property. The board tabled the case
and asked council for a definition of configuration.
Fest check delivered to school
Committee members involved with the Bradenton Beach Festival donated a check for $1,000 to Jim Kronus,
principal at the Anna Maria Island Elementary School last Friday. The donation will be used for computer
equipment within the school's multi-media room. Pictured, from left, are festival committee members Don
Schroder, Emily Anne Smith, Sandy Greiner, Kronus, Linda Sanders, Joe Garbus and Lea Ann Bessonette.
Festival members not pictured: John Chapie and Vicky Baker. The Bradenton Beach Festival saw more than
40,000 people attend the two-day event. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Council members asked Mayor Bob VanWagoner
to define configuration. VanWagoner submitted the
"The city council directs the code enforcement
officer and code enforcement board to interpret the
word configuration as used twice in Ordinance 96-6,
from the date of this resolution to include both the spa-
tial limitations, or contours of the yard in question and
any landscaping or yard infrastructure which can be
shown to have been in place before the date the ordi-
nance became effective and which would be unreason-
ably costly and/or destructive to remove."
Council Chairman Luke Courtney called the defi-
nition "vaguely clear."
"It's another indication that we passed the wrong
ordinance," Councilman Don Maloney noted. "How
can you remove a tree or fence without destroying it?
It leaves it up to the residents to decide if they want to
obey this law or not. That makes it an asinine law."
Anna Maria City
3/20, 1 p.m., Council meeting
3/18, 7 p.m., Council meeting, CANCELED
3/15, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
3/17, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
3/19, 7 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Anna Maria City Hall.
3/19, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island
Community Center Board of Directors, Anna
Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia, Anna Maria.
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lir PAGE 4-A 0 MARCH 12, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Volunteers from throughout the county decided
Saturday was a great day to spruce up things in
Manatee County. On the Island, volunteers and
county workers were on hand to haul off trash
collected from beaches, causeways and elsewhere.
Islander Photos: Paul Roat
At right, some of the volunteers at Leffis Key
who participated in the clean-up activities
there. As part of the Manatee Community
College EARTH Club, 51 volunteers collected
53 bags of trash totaling 1,060 pounds.
Chris Hamm with Manatee County Parks & Recre-
ation Department got into the swing of things at
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria.
At left, Alicia Slate and brother Austin help
out dad, Don, at Leffis Key during the
McKay requests specifications on 2 roads
By David Futch
Anna Maria City Commissioner George McKay
wants to know what kind of materials went into two
road projects at Rose Street and Bay Boulevard.
Mayor Chuck Shumard and Commissioner Doug
Wolfe want to know where McKay was when the
work was being done last summer.
As the commission liaison for the drainage
project on Rose Street and rip-rap at the Bay Bou-
levard bridge, McKay should have known what went
into construction, the pair said.
McKay said he was left out of the loop.
Shumard and Wolfe contend McKay took him-
self out of the loop by not staying in touch with what
was going on at city hall and in public works.
"George wants to know something and that's
fine. It's his prerogative to ask these questions,"
Shumard said. "But where was he when this work
was done? I don't know what he's doing or working
McKay said he received a letter from a Rose
Despite a councilman's request, the Holmes
Beach City Council recently voted against chang-
ing its outdoor dining ordinance.
Councilman Ron Robinson had asked council
to consider allowing a reasonable number of tables
outside without requiring a site plan review, which
includes a fee of $100. Robinson suggested that
owners be permitted to submit a sketch that's an
addendum to the original site plan.
"I think we could give any restaurant in the
city 60 days to submit this and the $100 fee would
be waived for that period," Robinson said.
Street resident concerning thickness of base below
"The person was watching them do the grading
and what they put down wasn't as thick as he was
told it should be," McKay said. "You need a good
base or foundation to keep heavier vehicles from
crushing the blacktop surface. You build a good
foundation, you build a good road."
McKay also asked for specifications on the kind
of rip-rap material used on the Bay Boulevard hump-
back bridge because two different kinds were used.
Wolfe said he doesn't know what to make of
McKay's requests for specifications.
"It's a commissioner showing an interest in
what's going on after it has gone on," Wolfe said.
"The man is never here to see what does go on. He
comes in for two or three minutes every afternoon
and then wonders what happened. I haven't the
slightest idea what he's doing. I can't get inside
Wolfe said he understands being left out of the
loop. When former Mayor Dorothy McChesney was
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said the site
plan requirement was put in the ordinance "so we
could see everybody that's putting tables outside.
There's a fee of $100 for a site plan review, but it
can be a hand sketch."
Building Inspector Bill Saunders said site
plans to add outdoor dining are considered
amended site plans and can be sketches, not full
site plans that require a survey.
On the fee, Councilman Don Maloney asked,
"If it's not worth $100 to them, why bother?"
The others agreed.
in office, Wolfe said he was at city hall every day but
McChesney never spoke to him.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said he ex-
pected to have the information to McKay by Tues-
"I don't see anything unusual in the request and
the mayor said he wanted to get this completed as
fast as we could to get it back to commissioners,"
Charnock said. "He's asking questions that some
concerned citizens asked him about the drainage
Charnock said he doesn't know of any motives
involved in the resident's request about the sub-base
because Rose Street sub-surface was put in accord-
ing to Florida Department of Transportation speci-
The base is six inches thick and is a 50-50 ratio
of shell and limerock mixture, he said.
Contractor Harlan Sunquist's company Spec-
trum Underground put in 1,050 square yards of shell
sub-base along Rose Street in September 1996.
Gator Asphalt put down the asphalt and
Charnock said the company confirmed with him that
the base was six inches thick as required by DOT.
"When Gator Asphalt asked me what the sub-
base would be I contacted Hondo [Harlan
Sunquist]," Charnock said. "It was supposed to be to
DOT specifications which usually requires a six-
inch sub-base where you can use limerock or shell
base or a combination of both and they used a road
base which is a 50-50 shell limerock base."
In at least one of the answers to McKay's question
about who was responsible for the drainage projects,
Shumard wrote that the commission was in charge.
But Commissioner Elaine Burkly wonders about
"If the city commission is responsible, why
didn't these projects come before us before the
projects were done?" Burkly asked. "If we were re-
sponsible, we should have had all the specifications
Holmes Beach council won't
change outdoor dining ordinance
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 12, 1997 0 PAGE 5-A KIl]
Island Players seek lease extension on theater
By David Futch
The Island Players expect to spend $80,000 to
renovate the theater owned by Anna Maria City and
they want assurances they can be there for a long time.
Island Players wants an extension on its $1-per-
year lease well into the next century.
Currently, the lease goes through 2001 and the
group would like to see an extension through 2016 or
longer, Island Players President Linda Davis said.
Plans call for the group to make the theater more
accessible to the handicapped and also will allow them
to build a lobby "so people will have a place to stand
out of the rain," Davis said.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said Island Players are an
asset and he sees no problem extending the lease 10 or
"They'rd doing extensive remodeling," he said.
"I think they're an asset to the community, they've
made their mark and everyone likes them. They've
been ideal tenants."
At least one city commissioner said the relation-
ship between the city and Island Players has been less
Civility goes on
By Jim Hanson
Longboat Key isn't really rude by nature, but now
it is civil by decree.
The town commission has directed that before any-
thing else, the agenda for each meeting carry a re-
minder to all hands to be nice.
It goes like this, under the title Pledge of Public
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We will direct all comments to issues.
We will avoid personal attacks.
The town manager's office insists that on Longboat
Key, of all places, it isn't really needed. But after an
impassioned presentation a month or two ago by some
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In a March 6 letter to Shumard, Commissioner
Elaine Burkly said she reviewed the lease in April 1996
and has some concerns.
No yearly records were available and obtaining a
copy of the group's insurance policy "was extremely
difficult and unpleasant," Burkly wrote in her letter.
"The lease also states that the facility will be made
available to civic and community groups," Burkly
wrote. "Contrary to what we were told, this is not so."
Burkly suggested Island Players submit drawings
of renovations prior to discussing an extension.
She also wants assurances that "our city theater" be
made available to community groups.
Burkly also said she has concerns the group will be
able to finish the renovations it starts.
"The current lease is a very good lease for all of
us," Burkly said. "My concern is where the money will
come from to ensure the renovations are completed."
Davis said the Island Players has $25,000 in dona-
tions and the money continues to come in. The group
also is considering obtaining a loan should donations
dry up, she said.
"We've been leasing the building for 47 years and
this makes our 48th and over those years we've put in
mainlander, the commission thought it would be as
well to go on record as civil.
Actually, it's pretty tame compared with the deco-
rum provision in the town code adopted in 1971.
The code says in no uncertain terms that during
commission meetings, commissioners will confine
their remarks to questions under debate, not be inter-
rupted except by the chair or on a point of order and
will exercise "the utmost courtesy" with one another.
And they will by golly absolutely refrain from de-
rogatory remarks and such things as statements con-
cerning motives and personalities. The chair could, and
can, eject obstreperous commissioners, staff or public.
The suspicion around town hall is that maybe the
Longboaters of 1971 needed stronger terms to keep
them cool. Not to mention civil.
$100,000 in renovations," Davis said. "With that kind
of investment, we're asking for a 15-year extension."
She added the building is available to other groups
but only in June, July and August when the Players
aren't in rehearsal or putting on shows.
Shumard said he wants the building next to city hall
to be available to other groups but it will have to be at a
time when the Players group isn't using the theater.
"Other groups should be able to use it but it will have
to be during dark time when Island Players isn't there,"
Shumard said. "They'll have to work around the Players.'"
Commissioner Doug Wolfe agreed with
Shumard that the group should get a lease extension
of 10 or 15 years.
"Absolutely. They've been an asset to the commu-
nity," Wolfe said. "Commissioner Burkly said some
groups have had problems trying to use the building
when the lease says other civic groups may use it."
Off-season is a good time for others to use the
building, he said. During the winter season, the group
puts on plays and has rehearsals.
"Off season or in between plays seems reason-
able," Wolfe said. "Other civic groups should be al-
lowed to use it."
Holmes Beach council
OKs site plan
The Holmes Beach City Council last week
OK'd a site plan for a professional office build-
ing at 5352 Gulf Drive.
The site is an 80-by-88-foot lot between
Dolphin Day Care and Head Quarters Beauty
Salon and is owned by Shirley McNulty. It is
zoned C-2 and bounded on all sides by C-2
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We've been in the media more than usual during the
past week as tempers and memos flared among candidates
for Holmes Beach council and Mayor Bob VanWagoner.
It seems The Islander Bystander's candidates fo-
rum launched a brouhaha.
Here's a brief description of the events:
Three separate questions from audience members
requested views or ratings from the six council candidates
on VanWagoner's performance during his year in office.
The comments were not necessarily flattering.
VanWagoner used the candidate comments as an
apparent means to blast the paper and the three candidates
he did not favor at a council meeting the next week.
One of the candidates filed ethics and election vio-
lation charges against VanWagoner, claiming he used
his position as mayor improperly.
The Islander Bystander also received a few hits
from candidates we did not endorse, who used words
like "fictional" and "vicious" to describe us.
Well, here's a short course from Journalism 101.
The Islander Bystander is a community newspaper.
We devote space in the newspaper for information, fea-
tures, advertising and photographs to inform and entertain
the residents and visitors to Anna Maria Island.
Much of our attention is devoted to covering news.
Stories. We strive to be objective in our news coverage.
As a part of the paper's responsibility to the com-
munity, we offer an editorial page. "Our Opinion" and
"Your Opinion" are just that the newspaper's stance
on issues and readers' comments on issues as well as
what is happening on and around the Island.
Anna Maria Island is one of the more unique areas
of Florida, with its three separate, unique municipali-
ties all coexisting on barely 10 miles of sand. Island-
erg are a feisty bunch, independent and fiercely proud
of their Island and the city in which they live. That
pride and feistiness are evidenced in the 1,000-plus
letters to the editor we have received in the 4 1/2 years
The Islander Bystander has been published.
We assume our "vicious fiction" is found in the edi-
torial pages of the newspaper and not in the news section.
Thank you for reading The Islander Bystander.
This weekend's St. Patrick's Day festivities will
feature fun, shamrocks, singing, green beer and fun.
In years past, we've heard of green beer gushing from
draughts from one end of Anna Maria to the other. The
"flash of green" is a phenomenon of nature, occurring
rarely at sunset, made famous by John D. McDonald in his
only non-Travis McGee book with a color in the title.
Read it if you haven't it's pure Florida. And
please have a safe bit o' the Irish Saturday.
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Island police history
I wish to thank the people who assisted in compil-
ing the history of the Anna Maria Island's three police
departments, which took two years.
This history has been completed and turned over to
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
Anyone wishing to see the history should contact
the historical society.
Again, many thinks for the help.
R. J. O'Collin, Cortez
Anna Maria City is
An historic episode at the Anna Maria Commis-
sioners' meeting last week deserves further amplifica-
Approving L.L. Bean's request to photograph their
sportswear at the city pier is one more step on the slippery
road to perdition. What chutzpah to ask for permission to
take pictures. Thank the Almighty that sane heads pre-
vailed to make sure the site remains anonymous.
However, on the distinct possibility that some un-
washed outsider might actually identify you-know-
what, I humbly submit my top 10 list to keep these
10. Construct a razor-wire topped security fence
around the Island.
9. Erect more stop signs at the crest of canal
bridges and in the middle of the block on selected
8. Ban real estate agents from selling or renting
7. Keep castigating the Chamber of Commerce and
maybe they'll go away.
6. Continue to elect officials who will pledge to
maintain status quo.
5. Enforce arcane and indecipherable building
codes and if that doesn't work make up new ones as
you go along.
4. Mandate all citizens to recite by rote last week's
Islander editorial diatribe.
3. Discourage construction of bicycle paths so
more automobiles can clog Gulf Drive.
2. Keep picking on the Art League and Art Guild
so we can drive these ne'er-do-wells off the Island.
1. Enact more prohibitive legislation to prevent
home owners from improving and beautifying their
I'm confident that with just a bit more thought
many others on the Island will add to this list and we
can all continue to enjoy our isolated enclave with-
out restaurants, without gift shops, without galleries,
without lodging, without visitors, without life.
Arnold Colon, Anna Maria City
Beach encroachment more
than frustrating to walkers
This beach walker has endured frequent frustration
from having his walks obstructed by the residence-ter-
race reaching into the Gulf at Anna Maria, so your Feb.
19 article on the subject was welcome others share
Your words "public trust" suggest that patient ne-
gotiation with the owners would establish that this ter-
race is indeed an unsupportable encroachment upon a
publicly owned beach area.
This view was badly shaken when inquiry revealed
that Anna Maria City had issued a building permit for
the fence which now so effectively blocks passage
along the beach. This acquiescence by the City appears
to be a quick surrender in a battle where we, the pub-
lic, had most of the big guns.
However, all may not be lost.
Construction in coastal zones is heavily regulated
and usually subject to burdensome permitting pro-
cesses involving various agencies. Ask someone who
has built a wharf!
Getting the fence removed by legal appeals to these
agencies might be successful but would be time con-
suming and costly. Recognizing this, it would be emi-
nently sensible for the property owner to move the
fence shoreward far enough to allow passage by beach
walkers, with the cost of moving the fence and cost of
access stairs paid by the City.
This would cost far less than protracted legal action
and would be an insignificant inconvenience to the
Charles Bissell, Anna Maria City
THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 6, The Roaring Twenties
by June Alder
Young Jack Leffingwell became the owner of the first telephone company in the
Bradentown area when he was not yet 13 years old.
THE BRIDGE MAN
As 1921 dawned, the people of
Manatee County waited impatiently for
work to begin on a bridge to Anna Maria
Key and its popular bathing beaches.
They were sure it would lead to a hot
real estate boom.
The problem was a rivalry between
two business factions. On one hand the
owners of Manatee's first bona fide real
estate firm, Wyman and Green, were de-
termined to have the bridge. end up at the
doorstep of their resort, Cortez Beach.
On the other hand, Smythe and Barnes,.
developers of Palma Sola Park, insisted
on a bridge anchored on Perico Island.
The editor of the Manatee River
Journal grew impatient. He wrote in
March: "Unless we get our bridge in this
winter, Sarasota will get the cream of
the winter visitors and perhaps she de-
serves them. She has taken pains to give
them a good beach and is going to have
a better road to the beach." (Sarasota
would split off into a county of its own
within a few months.)
When the bridge deal went through
a few weeks fater, it included three pro-
visions to make everyone happy:
First, West Manatee Avenue would
be shelled from Bradentown to the
Palma Sola subdivision. Second, a new
road would skirt the bay to the Cortez
Trail (now Cortez Road). Third, from
the bridge terminus a nine-foot-wide
road would be cut through the jungle up
to the drowsy Anna Maria Beach Re-
There was no question about who
should build the bridge. Jack
Leffingwell, son of Manatee County's
first physician, was everyone's choice.
Jack was the first and perhaps
only high-tech genius Manatee
County ever produced, the Bill Gates of
his time. Actually, Leffingwell eclipsed
Gates as far as precociousness goes.
At the age of 10 it looked like Jack
was headed for the concert stage as a
violin soloist. But by the time he was 12
his techno-talents were leading him in
another direction. Tinkering with a gad-
get called a telephone in his father's
garage led him to string the county's
first phone line to his dad's drugstore
and eight other Bradentown busi-
Before his 13th birthday in 1896 he
became the proprietor of his own tele-
phone company (thanks to a gift of
$500 from his uncle). That same year
he extended his line to Tampa, hoping
make a dent in the new Bell system's
territory. But he was kept out by Bell's
exclusive franchise. Nothing daunted,
Jack turned around and sold his line to
a telegraph company.
That was just for starters. Here are
some of Jack's other early accomplish-
In 1898 at age 16 he sold out his,
local telephone interests to the Peninsu-
lar Telephone Co., forerunner of Gen-
eral Telephone Co. now known as
After a stint at Stetson University,
he went off to Orlando in 1901 to set up
its telephone system, taking time off to
string a line to Cortez and Anna Maria
In 1903 he laid the tracks for
Bradentown's first and only trolley line
- which unfortunately was defunct
within a year.
Next, he spent a decade in South
America, surveying for a railroad line
in Nicaragua, helping out on Teddy
Roosevelt's Panama canal project and
working for the Cuban sugar industry.
Returning to the States in 1915, he
was off with the Florida National
Guard to fight Mexican bandit Pancho
Villa in 1916. And when America de-
clared war on Germany in 1917 he-
headed the local National Guard unit
sent to France.
For such a fellow, putting up a little
bridge to the island of Anna Maria (to
which he would eventually retire to
write adventure stories) was a piece of
Next: You can't fool
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Longboat voters go to polls Tuesday
By Jim Hanson
Electors will go to the polls Tuesday on Longboat
Key to choose between two candidates to fill one seat
on the town commission and decide on a non-binding
referendum on a cultural center.
John Redgrave is challenging Mayor Bob Drohlich
for the District 2 seat, for which all Voters on Longboat
may cast ballots.
The Drohlich-Redgrave contest is the only one in the
ballot, although three of the seven seats on the town com-
mission are open. The other two will be filled by incum-
bent Jim Patterson, retired Army general, and Dr. Hal
Lenobel, retired dentist. The latter will succeed Commis-
sioner Marge Sagman, who opted not to serve another
Patterson and Lenobel were the only candidates to file
for the positions and each only needs one vote in the elec-
tion to make it official and, as town officials put it, "we
presume they'll vote for themselves, so they're elected."
Also on the ballot will be a non-binding referen-
dum on use of four acres in Joan M. Durante Commu-
nity Park as site of a cultural and community center.
Drohlich says he has spent most of his time "try-
ing to work agendas through the commission for the
benefit of the town eminently successfully in main-
taining the quality of life."
Redgrave claims that with property values rising
steadily and the property tax rate unchanged, the town
collects more money every year "and just spends it."
He favors capping the budget where it is now and then
working on a 15 per cent reduction.
Drohlich too wants to put the town on "a slim op-
erating budget," putting everything possible into a fund
"to ease the effects of the judgment" of nearly $9 mil-
lion against the town in favor of Dr. Murf Klauber in
Redgrave said of Drohlich's position, "Where has
he been? The Klauber matter has been here for years,
and (Drohlich) is just finding out."
The mayor is an isolationist, Redgrave says, alien-
ating other communities and people. "We pay millions
in tax dollars to Manatee and Sarasota Counties, and
we need to maintain rapport with them."
Drohlich says he needs another two-year term to
resolve some outstanding matters: "I want to bring the
park to fruition with a cultural center. I want to resolve
the canal dredging problem economically and with full
protection for property owners. I want to prevent using
public land for a private tennis club."
That's an especially tender spot with his opponent, for
Redgrave lost the election last year on that very issue; he
claims Drohlich "orchestrated the tennis court (on town
property) argument into a single-issue election."
Maybe it's tennis that makes both so competitive.
At 80, Drohlich is a fierce tennis player as well as a
golfer, and Redgrave plays the Florida circuit, ranked
22 among 70-years-and-olders in the state was
ranked 14 when he turned 70 a year ago.
Both are retired successful businessmen, Drohlich
a public relations counselor from St. Louis and
Redgrave an inventor and corporate executive from
Illinois and Wisconsin. Both have been deeply in-
volved in Longboat public life ever since they came to
the key permanently, Drohlich 10 years ago and
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Island
Chapel for the Manatee County half of the key and
Town Hall for the Sarasota County half.
Love bugs pepper picnic
The Roser Memorial Community Church Founder's Day Picnic last Sunday was well attended by 100 or so
picnicers and thousands of seasonal love bugs. Nita Schotsch, left, Joe Beverly and Mary Ann Whiteside
didn't mind, since the love bugs don't eat much. "They just floated in and flopped on the table like pepper."
The church was dedicated in memory of John and Caroline Roser in late 1913 at a service where Charles
Roser, founder, hired a pastor from St. Petersburg for the sermon and a launch to bring in the 160 attendees.
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Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price warns residents
about phone calls from solicitors from the Gehl Corpo-
"They do not represent the Anna Maria Fire Dis-
trict," Price stressed.
Callers maintain that they are soliciting funds for
fire prevention week. Price said fire prevention week
was in October.
Anna Maria Art League
announces fest winners
The Anna Maria Art League announced winners
of its juried Anna Maria Springfest of Fine Arts and
Crafts held last weekend.
Best of Show: Xiaohui Zhao, two-dimensional,
watercolor; Jean Yao, three-dimensional, palm fiber
First Place: Susanna Spann, two-dimensional,
watercolor; Debbie Longbrake, three-dimensional,
Merit awards were presented to Bonnie Fehling,
Katy Dement, Linda Molto, Joseph Cyberski, Joan
Caldwell, Holly and Fritz Buningh, Anne Flynn, Bob
Lafferandre and Ruth Wickey.
Weather topic of talk to
Walt "Charlie" Grace, vice mayor of Bradenton
Beach, will speak to the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society about weather on Monday, March 17, at 7:30
p.m. at Anna Maria City Hall.
Grace is a retired U. S. Air Force lieutenant colo-
nel and a retired captain from Republic Northwest
Airlines. He taught classes in weather for the Civil Air
Patrol, an Air Force auxiliary, for 16 years. For the
past eight years, he has taught classes on this subject
for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 81, where
he is a former commander.
The public is invited attend.
AARP and VITA offer tax
assistance on Island
American Association for Retired Persons Tax-
Aide and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
are two trained groups offering tax preparation assis-
tance to Islanders.
AARP volunteers are at the Island Branch Library
in Holmes Beach on Wednesdays from 10:15 a.m. to
1:15 p.m. to April 9.
VITA volunteers are at Anna Maria City Hall in
Anna Maria City on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon
and at the Island Brach Library in Holmes Bech on
Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. to April 11.
All services are free and those interested should
bring their 1995 tax return and all pertinent tax infor-
mation including W2s and 1099s for 1996.
Pam Sklar, left, visiting from Michigan, joined her
friend Judi Kramer, new owner ofNosh-a-Rye Deli on
Longboat Key, for festival shopping at Springfest arts
and crafts show. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
sets 3 events in March
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce has
scheduled three major events for this month:
A networking luncheon, the "Nooner," will be
from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the
Holiday Inn-Longboat Key, 4949 Gulf of Mexico
Drive. Reservations at $10 each may be made and fur-
ther information obtained by calling 387-9519.
Business After Hours also will be March 19 at the
Chart House, 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided and door
prizes awarded. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for
guests. Reservations, 387-9519.
New Member Coffee is plarined Wedfinesday
March 26, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Chamber office in
Whitney Beach Plaza, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Breakfast reservations and information, 387-9519.
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Annual Manatee County Master Gardener Train-
ing, sponsored by the University of Florida, Coopera-
tive Extension Service, is now accepting applications
for 12 weeks of training beginning Tuesday, April 1,
and to be held every Tuesday through June 24.
The intensive training covers basic horticultural
topics for gardening in Florida, such as soils and fer-
tilizers, plant disease and insect problems, plant iden-
tification, landscape plants and much more.
The cost is $75 and space is limited.
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schedule at 722-4524.
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Award winners in the 1997 Anna Maria Island Art League Student Show: from left, Brian Harris, third place for
"Hummingbird"; Janet Melville, best of show, "Waiting for the Kiss"; Kip Ackerman, judge; Deborah Jean
Santillo, second place, "I Had a Dream Last Night"; and Sandra De Sears, first place, "Madre e Enfante. Not
pictured are Lillian A. Sheridan, merit winner, "Sunburst"; and Betsy Smith, honorable mention, "Etched in
Shell." The awards reception Feb. 28 was catered by Island Gourmet. The show will be on view at the Art League,
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Luncheon and fashion
show at St. Bernard
St. Bernard Catholic Church Parish Luncheon and
Fashion Show will be held at noon on Tuesday, March
18, in the Wellsmiller Activity Center of the church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Fashions will be provided by Irene's Resort Wear
of Holmes Beach.
Tickets are $7 per person and reservations are re-
quired by Friday, March 14.
For tickets, call Rita Total at 794-2198, Esther
Betker at 778-4851 or the church office at 778-4769.
Hibernians plan mass,
reception at St. Bernard
The Manatee Division of the Ancient Order of Hiber-
nians will sponsor a 1 p.m. mass on Sunday, March 16,
at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach as part
of their annual celebration of the Saint Patrick's Day.
Mass will be celebrated by Father James Boyle,
division chaplain. A reception will follow in the parish
recreation center immediately after the mass. All Irish
and Irish-wannabes are invited.
For more information, call Don Maloney, AOH
president, at 778-4865.
.. T his painting, "Limited
Selection," by Cortez
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won first prize and best
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S ^. Maria. She teaches
watercolor at the
Beth Israel Shabbat
Temple Beth Israel on Longboat Key will have
Friday evening Shabbat service beginning at 8 p.m.
and the Saturday morning service starting at 10 a.m.
Both services will be conducted by Rabbi Robert
Shapiro, assisted Friday night by the Beth Israel
Choir directed by Florence Katz. The temple is at 567
Bay Isles Road.
Annual fish fry at Church
of the Annunciation
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will
host its annual Fish Fry on Friday, March 14, from 5
to 8 p.m. on church grounds located at 4408 Gulf
Drive; Holmes Beach.
The menu will consist of farm-fresh fried catfish
served with baked beans, cole slaw and cornbread.
Soft drinks and desserts will be available.
Diners may eat in the air-conditioned banquet
room or order ahead for take-out by calling 778-1638
after 1 p.m. on the day of the fish fry.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children
under six. Call 778-1638 or 778-5427 for advance
ticket purchase or purchase tickets at the door.
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Dorothy Smith Hawley
Dorothy Smith Hawley, 86, of Anna Maria, died
Born in Shelbyville, Mich., Mrs. Hawley came to
Anna Maria 21 years ago from Kalamazoo, Mich.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley
Shellman of Ozello, Fla., and Mary Hord of
Kalamazoo; two sons, Herbert Smith of Englewood,
Fla., and Robert Smith of Kalamazoo; 12 grandchil-
dren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in Plainwell,
Mich. Memorial donations may be made to the Salva-
National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Fla.,
was in charge of the arrangements.
Martha Baufeldt Nisbet
Martha Baufeldt Nisbet, 91, of Anna Maria, died
March 2 at home.
Born in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Nisbet
came to Anna Maria in 1967.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; six daugh-
ters, Isabel James and Mary Soane, both of Ontario;
Daisy Chaplin and Betty Seal, both of Cambridge;
Roberta Burrows of Parry Sound, Ontario, and Linda
Powell of Andover, New Hampshire, England; 22
grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Robert Wayne Ulrich
Robert Wayne Ulrich, 71, of Bradenton Beach
died at home March 4.
Born in Ceresco, Mich., May 30, 1925, he was an
electronics technician at Post Cereal until his retire-
ment 16 years ago, when he moved permanently to
Anna Maria Island.
He was a decorated veteran of naval service in
the Pacific in World War II, and upon his return to the
U.S. attended the University of Miami in Oxford,
Ohio. He moved to Marshall, Mich., where he lived
until coming here.
In 1946 he married Eileen B. Foster, who pre-
ceded him in death in 1957. He married Lucille Spore
in 1959 and she died in 1991. He also was preceded
in death by a sister, M. Gail Cummins.
Surviving are his children, Kay Koenig-Mead,
Richayne Myers and Pamela MacDonald of
Marshall; Robert Jr. and James of Fernandina Beach,
Fla.; Kathleen Davis and Timothy Ulrich of Phoenix,
Ariz.; Cheryl Dempsey-Hicks of Battle Creek, Mich.;
and Darlene Hall of Corruna, Mich.; 18 grandchil-
dren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial service will be conducted in
Marshall. Cremation was in Sarasota. Memorial do-
nations may be made to Hospice and the American
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Tile artist 'paints with glaze'
By Jim Hanson
Debbie Hagstrom has always liked ceramic tiles,
and she puts them all over the place. Except on the
Her latest installation is all across the front of the
showcase of the Star Fish Co. retail store in Cortez.
It shows Hagstrom at her purest saltwater crea-
tures in natural habitat.
She says she has always been "a devout lover of
animals and I try to bring this to my art." She immor-
talizes natural life in ceramic.
She chose the medium, she says, because "ev-
eryone else paints oils on canvas. I paint with ce-
She draws the designs with pencil on the 6x6-
inch or 4x4-inch bisque tiles, completes them with
the underglazes, and fires them in her kiln. Each tile
is hand-glazed with three coats for a smooth glossy
finish, she explains, and when through, the process
is stain- and burn- and cut-proof.
It's just as well, for her tiles show up on counter
tops and bars, in kitchen and bath, around fireplaces,
in patio and garden as well as framed wall art.
Hagstrom went into ceramic tile art straight out
of Manatee Community College and the University
of South Florida 18 years ago. She has built it into
a business as well as art, and longs for the day when
she doesn't have to fill in her income gaps with such
other work as picture framing.
From her home in Bradenton she works the arts
and crafts shows in the area and has a major outlet
in downtown Sarasota, the Brittany-Lore gallery on
Main Street. She has tile-decorated the front of the
store, and has a commission to do at least one other
business place nearby.
She is thinking seriously of "following the
snowbirds north" for the summer seasons, for many
Showcase of art
Seascape in ceramic tile stretches across the front of the showcase in Star Fish Co. 's retail store in Cortez.
The unique art form is the work of Debbie Hagstrom. Pictured are Alan Anderson and Wendy Warren-Gaffney
showing off a pompano and their new counter. Islander Photo: David Futch.
of her clients are seasonal residents; she feels her
work would do well in their hometowns.
Mullet dinner benefit planned Friday
Alan Anderson, an employee with Star Fish day, March 14,4:30-7 p.m. at the Cortez Volunteer
Co. for more than 20 years, has been diagnosed Fire Dept., on 123rd St. Court W., Cortez. Dinners
with cancer. Unfortunately, Anderson does not are $6 per person. Some of the local women are
have any. insurance coverage, causing financial as sponsoring a cake and pie sale in conjunction with
well as medical strains for him and his family. the dinner. All proceeds will be deposited in an
To help Anderson and his wife, Linda, the resi- account at First Union Bank in Anderson's name.
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Meanwhile, she continues to work long hours in
her home studio and at her backyard kiln and places
her tiles wherever people want them. Except on the
floor "I don't know if the glazes would stand up
underfoot. My tiles are more decorative art than
Annie Silver bingo
A lively bingo session is offered at the Annie Silver
Community Center on Thursday, March 13, beginning at
7 p.m. The center is located at 23rd Street and Avenue C,
Bradenton Beach, behind Pirate Pete's Gift Shop.
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Members sell off the wall
show at Sarasota center
The Sarasota Visual Art Center will hold a Member's
Art Show "priced to sell/off the wall" for three weeks
beginning Saturday, March 15, through April 6.
The show's concept is for a buyer to take pur-
chased art work directly off the wall, as the artist re-
places the sold work with another piece allowing for
a continually changing exhibit.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, March,
14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center, 707 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Call 365-2032 for information.
Digital display in MCC
A display of computer-generated fine art, "Art Goes
Digital," will open Monday, March 17, in the Manatee
County College Sci-Art Gallery, located at Science Build-
ing 400 on the Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th St. W.
The exhibit, which will continue through April 29,
features works by members of Digital Fine Artists of
Florida. For information, call 755-1511, ext. 4341.
Festival on Longboat
Three who are making the Longboat Key arts and
crafts show work in preparation for the Saturday,
March 15, event at the Art Center on the north end
of the key. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 100
booths, food, raffles and working artist studios,
plus live entertainment. Parking is available at
Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, with
shuttle to the fair. Shown are, from left, Gini
McArdle, chair; Mary Clark of sponsoring
NationsBank; and Nancy Demmert, co-chair.
Islander Photo: Courtesy
Longboat Key Art Center.
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By David Futch
Liese-Lore Mathewson was twice arrested by
Gestapo agents, once to force her to sign a paper
swearing she would not marry her Jewish fiance.
The second time the ruthless policing arm of
Hitler's Germany didn't arrest her. Instead,
agents"invited" her to tell them about friends the
agents thought were gay.
"They questioned me whether my friends were
homosexual. I didn't even know what a homosexual
was. And my friends weren't homosexuals."
During a business trip to the Ukraine, she es-
caped Russian troops on the last train leaving the
Soviet Union when Hitler turned on his Communist
Mathewson slowly worked her way back to her
native Berlin, an arduous two-week journey in 1943.
Watermelons were the only food and drink for
During the last week of the war in May 1945, she
huddled in a bomb shelter as shells rained on her
neighborhood of Berlin Halensee.
When her family decided they could take the iso-
lation no longer, they emerged to find German sol-
diers in their house shooting at Russians outside.
Mathewson said she "went crazy" and tried to
choke one of the German soldiers, then fainted.
On waking she found German officers hovering
over and deciding whether or not to kill her as they
had so many other Berliners who opposed World
War II at the end.
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from lamp posts with signs around their neck that
said 'Fatherland traitor.'"
Mathewson, who lives in Holmes Beach, said
she grew to hate der Fuhrer.
"I didn't like Hitler," she said. "He destroyed my
youth. During the war, dancing was outlawed. I
loved to dance. Anything American was forbidden.
I still had American records.
"You couldn't go to a restaurant and order wine.
No music was allowed because Germans were dying
and we weren't allowed to enjoy ourselves."
When war broke out in Europe, Mathewson was
19 years old.
Until then life was good for Mathewson, who
grew up the daughter of a wealthy attorney named
Spreen. There were parties and movie premieres
with dignitaries and actors, good schools and six-
week vacations on the Baltic Sea every summer.
In addition to her native tongue, she learned to
speak English and French, some Russian and Span-
Her lineage can be traced to Prince Heinrich,
brother of Frederic the Great of Prussia. "I still have
a ring from him."
Her grandfather was an industrialist who built
railroads and railroad stations in eastern Europe with
money from the banking Rothschild.
On one occasion, she and her mother were invited
to the opera "Freischutz" by Karl Maria von Weber.
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MATHEWSON, FROM PAGE 14
The host was Hermann Goering, the head of the
Luftwaffe. German soldiers were holding lamps in
the foyer for guests and dressed in costumes from the
time of Wilhelm I.
"We were millionaires. Very wealthy," Mathewson
said. "The war ended and the only thing I was able to get
out were some jewels hidden in my coat."
The Spreens' wealth and connections did nothing
to prevent her father from being sent to a concentration
camp. He survived.
"People often say that I must have known about
the concentration camps. But no one did. My fiance
was half Jewish and he knew nothing about them,"
Mathewson said. "We didn't find out until after the
war when we saw a movie by a cameraman who fol-
lowed the soldiers into the camp. There were awful
atrocities like lamp shades made of human skin."
The war was winding down. On the outskirts of
Berlin, the war had been over for a week.
Mathewson was trapped in her neighborhood of
"You couldn't go on the streets. The Russians
raped every- woman they saw. Most of them were
Mongolians. They took property and raped," she
said. "I was lucky. I always wore nice clothes and a
fur coat and makeup. Later a Russian told me they
left me alone because they were afraid of me and the
way I dressed. The way I dressed and looked was
strange to them and they shied away. They were ac-
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Mathewson's husband that he couldn't guarantee their
It was time to go.
"I had to run across a bridge that went over railroad
tracks. The Russians were shooting from one side and
the Germans from the other," Mathewson said.
"My fiance ran. I was behind a tree and couldn't
"Then someone grabbed my hand and pulled me
across the bridge. It was a Russian soldier. We got a
little further away and it was quiet.
"Another Russian officer called to us and wanted
my husband to go into a basement. I thought he was
going to shoot him and I said I was going, too. I didn't
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want to live anymore. I didn't care if they shot me. We
got to the basement where there was a wounded Ger-
man woman. The Russian wanted us to take her to a
"The Americans came in the summer of 1945, June
I think," she said. "It was a relief."
After the war, Mathewson said she again lived well
from a produce business they owned.
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education and what's in your head matters, not
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The Green Flash
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tains, the observatory has a heritage of major contribu-
tions dating from the beginning of this century, and
remains at the forefront of observational astronomy and
According to Mount Wilson, the green flash is an
atmospheric refractive phenomenon where the top edge
of the sun will momentarily turn green. It is seen rarely
by the naked eye, primarily because it requires specific
conditions to occur, but also because it requires the ob-
server to know what to look for.
Despite the name, there is no "flash." The
event only lasts from a fraction of a second to at the
longest, a few seconds.
The basic cause for the green flash is that refrac-
tion bends the light of the sun. The atmosphere acts like
a weak prism, separating the light into different colors.
Bluer light is bent more strongly than red light.
The amount of refraction even at the horizon is quite
small: only a few seconds of arc (one second of arc is 1/
3600th of a degree). This effect is magnified by the atmo-
sphere itself. Layering in the atmosphere causes an effect
similar to a horizontal cylindrical lens: the separation of
the color bands is exaggerated in the vertical direction, so
that the separation can be up to several minutes of arc.
What conditions are required to see the Green
Flash? It is best observed when you have a clear, pol-
lution-free view of the horizon. This usually means you
need to be able to see a distance of several miles "out,"
almost to the point where the curvature of the earth
defines the limit.
Stories of green flash sightings frequently occur at
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the ocean due to the additional amount of atmosphere
one is looking through at the horizon when the sun sets
and the line of sight is nearly parallel to the horizon.
To best observe the Green Flash, it is important to
know what to look for.
The atmospheric conditions which are most favorable
for the Green Flash are a calm and stratified atmosphere.
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When the sun is a few degrees above the horizon, it ap-
pears distorted and flattened in the vertical direction (al-
though the azimuthal size hardly changes). The closer it
gets to the horizon, the more flattened it gets. Soon, the
edge of the sun appears "notched" on either side. These
notches appear to "ride" up the sides of the sun from bot-
tom to top; however, in reality, the notches are caused by
the atmospheric layering and aren't moving it's the sun
which is setting through them.
When the notches reach the top of the sun they
meet and "pinch" off the edge. This is the part that sud-
denly turns green: a green flash. The intensity of the
color depends on many factors but appears to be some-
what sensitive to overall brightness. If the sun is too
bright, the color will pale and wash out; converesly, if
it's too faint, the color will be almost impossible to see.
As a result vivid photographs of the green flash are
very difficult to obtain.
If you're a John D. McDonald fan (and who isn't?)
you know of his book, "A Flash of Green." It's about
a news reporter who dares to fight politicians and big-
buck developers planning to rape the environment,
destroy an estuary with dredge and fill operations and
build ticky-tacky homes. The movie starred Blair
Brown and Ed Harris and the majority of the filming
occurred around Casey and Siesta keys with some shots
at Fulford Fish House in Cortez.
The Victor Nunex film premiered nationally in
Sarasota on July 11, 1985, at the Crossroads Theater,
as a benefit for the Environmental Studies Program at
New College. The $25 showing was preceded by a
cocktail party and the Sawmill Restaurant with John D.
himself in attendance.
It was a thrill to be in attendance and secretly sat-
isfying to sit in the audience with the gracious but pri-
To see McDonald's movie version on your home
television screen, you'll have to do some searching at
video stores. We struck out at Video Excitement,
Suncoast Motion Picture Co. at DeSoto Square Mall
You'll have to call first for availability but Video
Rennaisance at 2243 Bee Ridge Road (between U.S. 41
and Swift Road) can accommodate your desire to rent
the Sarasota author's classic movie. Call 925-2780.
Admirer Bonner Presswood with author John D. McDonald at the 1985 "Flash of Green" premiere.
In March 1994, we mentioned Kay Hoey's battle
against cancer. You may remember her as a high-
bridge opponent. She recovered very well and then
had more surgery, a hip replacement, as did her hus-
Both of the Hoeys are real fighters. They were right
in the front trenches in SAM's battle to defeat the pro-
posed 65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge at Manatee Av-
enue. They traveled the state to drive similar high
bridges and look at the results in the communities
where they have been constructed by the Department
It should come as no surprise to her friends and
fellow SAM members that she would fight back so well
But Kay is back in the battle against cancer and
your cards, well wishes and prayers are needed again.
Tom said Kay believes everyone's good thoughts on
her behalf helped the first time around. We believe in
that power of positive thought.
Kay's address is 501 Gulf Drive #209, Bradenton
Beach, FL 34217.
Give 'em a dunkin'
At the 10th anniversary of the Centre Shops on
Longboat Key, you can hear live music from Dan
Electro and Flight Path, enjoy food, beer and wine at
a variety of restaurants and booths and buy chances to
dunk some muckety-mucks from Longboat and
Sarasota all for a good cause. The Sunday, March
16, event is a fundraiser for the Smith Center for Thera-
peutic Riding. It will run from noon to 5 p.m.
Speaking of movies
Anna Maria's Bill Worth, observant of news hap-
penings and things amiss, called to tell us he heard an
unusually loud series of explosions as he walked over
the new pedestrian bridge on the north end of the Is-
land. He looked east to see a large cloud of black smoke
in the area of Desoto Park in Pinellas County.
Thankfully, on investigation, we learned it was not
a disaster but a disaster film crew from FOX-TV's Au-
tomatic Avenue. They exploded a wooden boat on land
and sent flames, smoke and debris into the air ob-
viously visible in Anna Maria. Thanks Bill
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 25, missing property, 11100 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported rings missing from a
Feb. 27, theft of a bicycle, 10000 block of Gulf
Feb. 22, possession of cocaine with intent to sell,
possession of paraphernalia with residue, 200 Gulf Drive
N., Beach House parking lot. The officer on patrol ob-
served three suspects in a vehicle trespassing in the park-
X ing lot. The officer knew of two of the suspects because
of a recent drug investigation, said the report. The officer
searched the suspects, then searched the vehicle with the
In the trunk the officer found a bag of cocaine in the
pocket of a snake skin vest that matched the boots of one
of the suspects, Luis Miguel Ramos, 30, of Parrish. Ramos
was placed in custody and searched and the officer found
$878 in cash. A second suspect, Shannon L. Meyer, 28,
of Bradenton, said the cocaine belonged to her. The officer
placed Meyer in custody, searched her purse and found
cocaine residue. The third suspect was released.
Feb. 26, DUI with property damage, obtaining a
driver license in two names, obtaining a driver's license
while a driver's license from another state was suspended,
DWLS, obstruction using a false identification, expired
tag, Gulf Drive North and Cortez Road West.
Ernest Franklin Catherman, 48, of Cortez, was in-
volved in a vehicle accident and the officer found him sit-
ting in the driver's seat with an open container of beer
between his legs. According to the report, there were nu-
merous pills scattered across the front seat, which the pas-
senger said belonged to him.
The officer got Catherman out of the vehicle but said
he could not stand and had to be held up to walk to the
patrol vehicle. The passenger told the officer that they
were taking pills and drinking beer and got into an acci-
The officer asked Catherman for his driver's license,
registration and proof of insurance and Catherman told
him to look in the vehicle. The officer found two photo
identification cards from two states with two different
names and dates of birth. A computer check revealed
Catherman had a driver's license from Arizona and two
driver's licenses from Florida with different names. The
Arizona license and one of the Florida licenses were sus-
pended. The tag was also expired.
The officer could not administer field performance
tests because Catherman was too intoxicated, said the re-
port. He was placed in custody.
Feb. 27, possession of paraphernalia with residue,
2400 block of Avenue C. The officer stopped Jon D.
Kerber, 23, of Bradenton, for violating several traffic laws
and observed Kerber bend over the seat as if hiding some-
thing. The officer searched the vehicle and found a mari-
juana pipe under the seat. Kerber was issued a summons.
March 2, DUI, 900 block of Gulf Drive North. The
officer on patrol observed a vehicle driven by Jodi Doster,
39, of Bradenton Beach, cross the center line eight times.
The officer stopped Doster, administered field perfor-
mance tests and placed her in custody.
March 2, armed burglary, criminal mischief, 1600
block of Gulf Drive North. The victim reported the sus-
pect forced entry to her residence, armed himself with a
knife and punctured her tires. The suspect was placed in
custody. Damages were $1,110.
March 3, DUI, 2200 block of Gulf Drive. The officer
on patrol observed a vehicle driven by William R. Grier,
35, of Holmes Beach, leave the roadway twice and cross
the center line. He stopped Grier, administered field per-
formance tests and placed Grier in custody,
March 3, grand theft, 200 Bridge Street, Bradenton
Beach Fishing Pier. The complainant reported a person
unknown removed a park bench valued at $400.
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March 3, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K. The
complainant reported a male juvenile entered the store,
removed a 12-pack of beer and ran out. He was not found.
March 4, burglary, 1600 block of Gulf Drive. The
victim reported a person unknown pried off a window
screen and removed a VCR valued at $150, a portable
phone valued at $40 and $11 in cash.
March 4, DUI, 2500 block of Gulf Drive. The officer
on patrol observed a pickup truck driven by Michael W.
Hoy, 35, of Holmes Beach, without headlights. The officer
stopped Hoy, administered field performance tests and
placed him in custody.
March 4, possession of marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia, 116 Bridge Street, Sports Lounge. The
officer on patrol observed Bernard R. Bates, 43, of
Bradenton Beach, standing behind the Sports Lounge.
Bates walked to the front of the building, sat on a bench
and placed a marijuana cigarette behind him. The officer
asked Bates to empty his pockets and found a film canis-
ter containing marijuana and a pack of rolling papers.
Bates was placed in custody.
March 4, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key. The
victims returned to their vehicle from the park and found
a person unknown had entered the vehicle and removed
a wallet valued at $5, a checkbook, $60 in cash, a driver's
license and credit cards from one victim; a camera, lens
and flash valued at $500, a radar detector valued at $100,
a nylon bag valued at $100, a suitcase valued at $80,
clothes valued at $380, a beach bag valued at $15, a
walkman valued at $40 and a backpack and clothes val-
ued at $150 from a second victim; and a driver's license,
credit cards, a checkbook, $120 in cash, a bag valued at
$10, a camera valued at $150, golf shoes valued at $100
and books and sunscreen valued at $405 from a third vic-
March 5, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key. The
victim reported a person unknown smashed the passenger
window and removed identification, credit cards and a
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schedule keeper valued at $100.
March 5, DUI, 200 block of Gulf Drive North.
The officer on patrol observed the vehicle driven by
Robert J. Cooper, 36, of Bradenton Beach, cross the
double solid lines and travel off the road three times.
When the officer stopped the vehicle, Cooper almost
fell out and was visibly swaying, said the report. The
officer administered field sobriety tests and placed
Cooper in custody. He also issued Cooper a summons.
for failure to maintain a single lane.
Feb. 28, burglary, 7000 Gulf Drive, Tiffany Place.
The complainant reported a person unknown entered the
condominium office by breaking a window in the door,
went through drawers, cabinets and shelves, threw items
on the floor and removed a label machine valued at $50.
Damages were $100.
Feb. 28, resisting with violence, battery on a law
enforcement officer, criminal mischief, Seventh Street
South and Gulf Drive. The officer responded to a domestic
dispute as backup to the Bradenton Beach officer. While
the Bradenton Beach officer was dealing with the male
subject, the officer spoke to the female subject, who was
very intoxicated. She said she wanted to step into the street
and get hit by a vehicle.
She was placed in the patrol vehicle and became vio-
lent, kicking the window, bending the molding and bow-
ing the window. She resisted attempts to handcuff her and
was yelling obscenities. When placed in the patrol vehicle
again, she began kicking the window again. The officer
attempted to shackle her and she resisted and spit in the
face of the Bradenton Beach officer. She was eventually
shackled and placed in the patrol vehicle.
Feb. 28, burglary, 200 block of 85th Street. The vic-
tim reported a person unknown entered the residence and
removed a six-place setting and a 12-place setting of ster-
ling silver, valued at'$1,400, a silver tea service, jewelry
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valued at $1,500, a silver picture frame valued at $50 and
$60 in cash.
March 1, burglary, 600 block of Key Royale Drive.
The victim reported after working in the yard she found
her front door open. Later a friend brought her groceries
and found $41 missing from her purse. When the victim
checked the rest of the house, she found two 12-place set-
tings of silver tableware valued at $15,000 and jewelry
valued at $10,000 missing.
March 1, assistance, 3200 East Bay Drive, Anna
Maria Island Center parking lot The officer reported the
subject mixed an alcoholic beverage and prescription
medicine and passed out in his vehicle. EMS responded
and said the subject's condition was not life threatening,
and the officer drove him home. Later the officer observed
the subject staggering in traffic and noted that he was
much more intoxicated. He was placed in custody under
the Marchman Act.
March 1, warrant, 100 block of 31st Street. The of-
ficer was dispatched to a call concerning a DUI traveling
north on Gulf Drive from Bradenton Beach. He observed
the vehicle stopped in the 100 block of 31 st Street. Upon
checking, he found the passenger, who had been driving
earlier, was intoxicated, but the driver was not intoxicated.
The officer found two glasses of an alcoholic bever-
age and a half full gallon of rum on the passenger floor and
issued citations for having an open container. A computer
check showed the passenger had a warrant for violation
of probation, possession paraphernalia and contributing to
the delinquency of a minor from Sumter County. He was
placed in custody.
March 2, aggravated stalking, 500 block of 71st
Street. The complainant reported receiving threatening
phone calls from the suspect. The problem has been on-
going for two years, said the report. A capis was issued for
March 3, DWLS, 5400 Holmes Bouilevard, Island
Shopping Center parking lot. The officer observed the
subjects acting suspiciously and pulled behind their ve-
hicle as it was about to exit the parking lot. He observed
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check showed the subject's driver's license was suspended
and he was issued a summons.
March 3, lost property a silver Spanish coin, 100
block of 65th Street.
March 4, DUI, 4000-5200 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer on patrol observed a vehicle driven by Anthony
Dendy, 41, of Sarasota, weave in the road, cross the cen-
ter line three times and run off the side of the road. The
officer stopped Dendy, administered field performance
tests and placed him in custody. He issued Dendy a cita-
tion for careless driving.
March 4, burglary to an automobile, 5600 block of
Gulf Drive. The complainant reported a person unknown
broke into the vehicle and removed clothing valued at
$1,000 and roller blades and fishing equipment valued at
March 4, burglary to an automobile, 5600 block of
Gulf Drive. The complainant reported a person unknown
broke the window and removed blankets and towels val-
ued at $60.
March 4, burglary to an automobile, 5600 block of
Gulf Drive. The complainant reported a person unknown
broke into the vehicle and removed tools valued at $70.
March 4, DUI with property damage, resisting with-
out violence, 28th Street and Gulf Drive. Susie Test, 42,
of Bradenton, was involved in a traffic accident with
heavy damage to both vehicles. Test refused to give her
name, driver's license, registration or proof of insurance
to the officer, said the report.
Test was checked by EMS but refused to get out of
the vehicle and refused to take field performance tests. The
officer placed her in custody. She resisted and had to be
handcuffed by force. She also had to be forced into the
patrol vehicle where she began kicking the door and win-
dows and screaming profanity.
March 6, burglary to an automobile, 5600 block of
Gulf Drive. The complainant reported a person unknown
removed a folder containing a driver's license, credit cards
and keys from the vehicle.
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Ginny Mazza, 11, was the honorary ringmaster of the Roberts Bros. Circus
during Monday's performances. Ringmaster Brian LaPalme introduced Ginny at
the 5:30 show. The circus is a benefit for the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
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elephant who weighs in at 8,000 pounds, have been together for 10 years. Benson
said circus old-timers warned him years ago that if he took on the elephant job, it
would be around-the-clock. "They said you have to stay with them all the time
and that dogs are important for company because elephants get lonely. It takes
time to develop a relationship with an elephant. Lisa knows I'm the good guy. I'm
the one with the grain and hay and water and I'm not going to let anyone abuse
her." Lisa eats 50 pounds of grain a day and all the hay she can put away. "They
have a very poor digestive tract. It comes out the same way it goes in and that's
when my job starts. I'm a wheelbarrow connosieur. I can play a pitchfork like a
conductor plays a baton." Benson, who has worked 10 circuses over his lifetime,
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: Elementary School :
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These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary Schoolfor the week of March 3. First row, from Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
left, Hilary Powers, Amber Allen, Timmy Bouziane, Angela Jackson, Samantha Williams, Timmy Andricks, Tyler Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Nachos & Cheese,
Fitzgerald and Corbin Kitchen. Back row, from left, Cassidy McCamey, Kelly Martin, Michael Wallen, Derek Corn, Salad, Ice Cream
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Little League action
By Kevin P. Cassidy
Joey Mousseau struck out eight batters in four
innings of work and hit a two-run homer to lead the
Tip of the Island to a 11-3 win over Kiwanis in ma-
jor league action Tuesday night at the Community
After holding Kiwanis scoreless in the top half
of the inning, Tip of the Island jumped on starting
pitcher John Cicero for seven first-inning runs.
Three of those runs came on Mike Pocino's bases-
loaded double to left.
Pocino then took matters into his own hands
when he stole home when the catcher failed to dig
the ball out of the dirt to make the score 7-0.
In the Kiwanis half of the fourth inning, Cicero
got things started when he singled sharply up the
middle and advanced to third on an error by the cen-
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Mousseau then walked Ryan Quigley and Sam
Wolfe to load the bases. Robby Dial grounded out to
drive in a run and make the score 7-1. Peter Birch
then struck out to end the inning.
Tip of the Island came right back in their half of
the inning. Mousseau walked to lead off. Taylor
Manning then hit a short fly to right field that was
dropped, but quickly retrieved, and thrown to second
for a force out on Mousseau. Peter Dowling then
came up to bat and hit the ball in almost the exact
same spot as Manning. The right fielder and the sec-
ond baseman again could not come up with the ball
and Manning advanced to second while the batter
was safe at first.
After a double steal put runners on second and
third, Jeremy LeGrand hit a single up the middle to
score Manning and advance Dowling to third. Then
Courtney Taylor, showing wisdom beyond her years,
ignored the take sign from coach Vinnie DiPaola and
hit a single down the third base line to score
Pocino struck out to end the inning with the
Manning got off to a great start when he came in
to pitch the fifth inning. Schafer hit a grounder to the
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third base side of the pitcher's mound. Left-hander
Manning handled the ball cleanly and whirled
around and threw a perfect strike to first for the out.
Kiwanis got it going when Bobby Gibbons
walked and advanced to third on a long single to
right by Allis.
Ben Miller followed that hit with a single to
right to score both Gibbons and Allis and cut the
margin to 9-3. Manning struck out Michael Gallery
and induced Quigley to ground out to end the inning
and escape further damage.
Tip of the Island came right back in their half of
the inning when Luther Sasser walked. Smith hit a
grounder to second to force Sasser. Smith then stole
second, setting the stage for Mousseau. Mousseau
responded by hitting the ball high up on the screen
in left field to put the game out of reach at 11-3.'
Manning then closed the game out but not
with out a struggle. He started out by striking out
Wolfe but got into trouble by walking Dial and
Christian Bax. Schafer then hit a grounder to third to
get a force out on Dial which left Kiwanis with only
one out left. Manning closed it out by striking out
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LITTLE LEAGUE, FROM PAGE 24
Gibbons to end the game and give the victory to Joey
In other Major League action, Haley's Motel
beat AMFD 15-7 on Monday and Jim Boast Dodge
13-2 on Wednesday. Tyler Krauss and Hunter Green
led the way with three hits each while Chad Alger
chipped in with two doubles and four runs scored in
the win over AMFD.
Alger took care of business in dominating fash-
ion on the mound, pitching a five-inning two hitter
while striking out nine.
Kiwanis got into the win column on the strength
of an 18-3 blowout of AMFD. Ryan Allis pitched a
complete game one hitter to get the win and helped
himself at the plate with a home run, a single and
four runs scored.
The last game of the week saw Jim Boast Dodge
even their record at 1-1 with a win over Tip of the
Island by a score of 4-1. Mario Torres and Michael
Cagnina combined to hold the Tip to one run on
three hits and a walk.
This week in baseball is a weekly column cov-
ering the major league action for the week that was.
We'll be in attendance at Tuesday night games
to report a feature game of the week and provide
game summaries for the rest of the action.
We hope to see you there!
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 12, 1997 0 PAGE 25-A IB3
Batters up at Center
Major League Schedule
All games played at Anna Maria Island Community Center
Weekday games begin immediately after minor play approximately 7 p.m./Saturday games at 9 a.m.
Wednesday March 12 Anna Maria Fire District vs. Jim Boast Dodge
Thursday March 13 Haley's Motel vs. Tip of the Island
Saturday March 15 Kiwanis vs. Jim Boast Dodge
Monday March 17 Jim Boast Dodge vs. Tip of the Island
Tuesday March 18 Anna Maria Fire District vs. Haley's Motel
All games played at Island Center except Thursday games at Longboat Field
Wednesday March 12 5 p.m. Quality Builders vs. Air & Energy
Thursday March 13 5 p.m. Betsy Hills vs. C&M Construction
Friday March 14 5 p.m. C&M Construction vs. Betsy Hills
Friday March 14 7 p.m. Carpet Network vs. Bali Hai
Saturday March 15 11 a.m. Islander Bystander vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
Saturday March 15 1 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Quality Builders
Monday March 17 5 p.m. Carpet Network vs. Islander Bystander
Tuesday March 11 5 p.m. Bali Hai vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
All games played at Center.
Thursday March 13
Saturday March 14
Thursday games are at 5 p.m./Saturday games at 3 p.m.
Beach House vs. VF Post #8199
Big Bamboo Raw Bar vs. Harry's Continental Kitchen
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Historical cruises set in Cortez
By Bob Ardren
For a real introduction into the area's early history,
inexpensively and done by a genuine local, take your-
self over to one of the "Cruises on the Singing River."
Scheduled each Monday at 10 a.m. through the end
of March, Mary Fulford Green of Cortez will narrate
a three-hour cruise aboard the Miss Cortez exploring
among many things the sights that greeted
DeSoto here in 1539 when he arrived with his nine
boats, 550 men, 200 horses and 12 priests.
Granddaughter of the first pioneer settler of Cortez,
Fulford Green is an entertaining and extremely knowl-
-_.edgeable local historian. Based on the book "The Sing-
ing River" by local author Joe Warner, the cruises are
scheduled by the Cortez Village Historical Society.
In addition to traveling up the Manatee River in the
wake of DeSoto, the tour also includes white pelican
viewing in Cortez harbor and a ride into Tampa Bay for
*a view of the islands and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Cost is just $10 per person and reservations are
suggested. Call 794-1223.
Cortez Heritage Day
Speaking of Cortez, Friday is Heritage Day and
will be concluded with an old-fashioned fish fry.
Getting underway at 10 a.m., Heritage Day will in-
clude narrated strolls along the waterfront and will
also focus on the recent filming of "Great Expecta-
Gather at the Fulford Fish Company, 4531 123rd
St. W., for that event.
Then comes the fish fry. A benefit for ailing local
Alan Anderson, the fry begins at 4:30 at the Fire De-
partment. Serving continues until 7:30, and tickets are
Longboat Pass dredging
At long last the contract has been let and the long-
scheduled, long-awaited dredging of Longboat Pass
between Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key will get
underway by Avril 4. That's the word from the U.S.
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Mar 12 2:21 1.3 7:09 0.5 1:54 2.0 8:40 -0.1
Mar 13 3:25 1.1 7:31 0.7 2:30 2.0 9:46 -0.1
Mar 14 4:52 1.0 7:50 0.8 -3:15 2.0 10:58 0.0
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Mar 17 1:33 -0.1 6:47 1.8 -
Mar 18 10:25- 1.2 2:33 -0.1 7:59 1.8 1:32 1.1
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
Army Corps of Engineers.
Andrew Cummings of the Corps office at Jackson-
ville says the Longboat dredge must be completed by
May 15 so as not to interfere with turtle nesting season.
A total of 175,000 cubic yards of sand are scheduled to
be dredged from the pass. The hoards of precious sand
grains will be pumped ashore at Coquina and Cortez
beaches and onto the beach at north Longboat Key.
Lars Bergstrom dead
Local waters lost a giant with the death of Lars
Bergstrom on March 2. There was little notice locally,
but last Sunday's New York Times ran a four-column
obituary of the 62-year-old inventor of the Windex-
a wind indicator found on nearly every sailing boat,
large or small.
Termed "an aeronautical wizard," by the Times,
Bergstrom died piloting an experimental glider. Lo-
cally he was better known for his sailing feats.
In 1989 Bergstrom was a member of a crew of
three which chopped 10 days off the 135-year-old
clipper ship New York-to-San Francisco record of 90
days aboard "Thursday's Child." Moving to Sarasota
from Sweden in the mid-1970s, Bergstrom founded
two consulting firms locally, B & R Designs and B &
R Mast and Rigging.
The firms oversaw numerous developments in
both airplane and boat construction.
Fifteen years before the controversial winged keel
on the 12-Meter Australia I, which upset America's
Cup history, Bergstrom was experimenting with
winged keels. In recent years he turned his attention
to innovative rigging for cruising sailboats and promo-
tion of his Mini- 12-Meter design, a sailboat specially
designed to be sailed by the physically handicapped.
Affectionately known as "Lars from Mars,"
among local friends, Bergstrom set an example of in-
novation and high standards all of us can admire.
Would that more of us were "from Mars."
Bergstrom is survived by a wife and two daugh-
ters in Sarasota and his mother in Sweden. A me-
morial service is planned for Friday, 4 p.m., March
14, at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on City Island
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New rechargeable battery law
With progress sometimes comes dangers, and Florida
has a new law to deal with the nickel-cadmium or small
lead-acid batteries increasingly found in modem devices.
It's illegal, as of last week, to put those batteries into
your trash. The concern comes because of the effects of
heavy metal on both people and the environment.
Cadmium and lead are major components of the
most common rechargeable batteries found in video
games, laptop computers and video recorders. Expo-
sure to either of these heavy metals has been found to
result in brain, lung and kidney damage and both are
suspected causes of cancer.
For information on disposal locations, call 1-800-
Fishing tourney scheduled
The Sarasota Sportfishing Club's Gulf-Bay Clas-
sic is scheduled for March 22 and open to the public
with a guaranteed purse of $10,650. Better act quickly
as the $175-per-boat entry fee goes up to $195 on
March 14. For more information, call Pete Lutz at 923-
7100 or Capt. Rob Roberts at 922-1045.
See you next week.
With paint brushes in hand, members of the
Anna Shufflers held a Valentine's painting bee to
spruce up the shuffleboard courts at Anna Maria
President-elect Robert Porter with fellow paint-
ers Bob Porter, Lloyd Hebel, Dennis Teerman,
Roland Nelson, Clarence Ritsema and George
Hamaty painted the benches and scoreboard.
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Snook hitting like crazy, kingfish on the way
By Capt. Mike Heistand
White bait and unseasonably warm weather sent
snook into a feeding frenzy last week with several cap-
tains leading anglers to limit catches.
Offshore fishermen are still reporting catches of
black grouper and mangrove snapper with a few king-
fish also hitting.
Capt. Tom Chaya limited out on snook and said
snook fishing is at its peak right now. Tom led his par-
ties to several snook in the 35-inch range.
Capt. Rick Gross said with white bait everywhere,
snook are easier to get and he also caught redfish and
trout during the past week.
Capt Mike Grieg of Capt. Mike's Charters said
mackerel and pompano are along the beaches and some
cobia are present. Snook seem to be the best bet in the
On my boat Magic, we went after both winter and
summer fish last week. We caught snook, reds and
trout inshore and sheepshead, mackerel and mangrove
snapper in the Gulf.
Capt. Glenn Corder of the Zulu-Mama reported
catching black and red grouper, mangrove snapper and
a few kingfish.
Capt. Thorn Smith said he caught redfish in Terra
Ceia Bay on both live and artificial bait. He also had a
few keeper snook. Sheepshead are still active at the
Skyway Reef system.
Peter at Cortez Fishing Center said Bob Fiesch
Full and Half Day
Overnight & Deep Trips
Reef & Wreck Fishing ( *7 2
31' CUSTOM BUILT MORGAN
12 1/2' Beam for your Comfort
Full Bathroom Facilities
Fishing License, Ice, Bait & Tackle Furnished
and Your Fish Cleaned Free!
Captain Roy Salgado
Owner/Operator U.S.C.G. Licensed
Lifetime Experience in Local Waters
won their sheepshead contest with a six-pound fish.
Jack Parker reported catching redfish and snook in
Terra Ceia Bay. The Cortez Cat reported catching 100
sea bass, grunts and sand perch per trip and Capt.
Vince Berry of the Invincible guided his clients to
catches of redfish and trout.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Katie said the four-
hour trip had 100 grunts, triggerfish, porgies and sea
bass, the six-hour cruise brought in 175 of the same and
the nine-hour trip averaged 75 grouper, mangrove
snapper and lane snapper.
Canoe trip, election
due for Audubon
The Manatee County Audubon Society
will make a canoe trip on its next field outing
on Saturday, March 15. The venture, open to
the public, starts at 7:15 a.m. at the Bradenton
Chamber of Commerce, 222 10th St. W. Bring
a picnic lunch.
On Thursday, March 20, the society will
have its annual election meeting and will hear
Steve Minnis report on state and local water
BIPLANE RIDES 359-2246
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with Historyl Fly Safely in the
NEW WACO. A Factory Built
Reproduction of the original
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the FAA Commercially Rated
Pilot. A fun & safe sightseeing
experience. Bring your camera!
I L on each scenic tour
BIPLANES L EXPIRES 4-30-97__J
John Glazer Jr. and John
Glazer Sr. enjoyed
b catching a mess of
sheepshead with Capt.
Thor Smith recently at
the new Skyway Reef
system. Islander Photo:
fishers are doing great on keeper snook and picking up
Jim "Zack" Zacharias on Dee-Jay II said Arthur Witt
of Longboat Village caught a 36-inch snook on eight-
pound-test line Thursday morning. He said the week also
Gulf. Speckled trout fishing has been excellent in area
bays with trout averaging 17 to 24 inches.
Kim added that Capt. Dave Pinkham has been
doing well on scamp, black grouper and mangrove
snapper. Annie's regular customers have told Katie that
"fishing has been fantastic."
Island Discount Tackle Bill said an 8.5-pound
sheepshead won his shop's February sheepshead con-
test. Inshore snook fishing is excellent right now and
offshore kingfish are starting to show. Several large
cobia were reported caught. Sheepsheads still being
caught around bridges and piers.
Captain's Marina Mark said plenty of snook
were caught last week, trout fishing is picking up on the
flats and sheepshead are starting to taper.
Anna Maria City Pier Phil said folks are
catching sheepshead and mackerel in the day and at
night sharks and a lot of snook.
Rod & Reel Pier Dick said anglers caught a lot
of pompano on Saturday. They also caught mackerel,
redfish, snook and sheepshead.
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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.
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
SUN, MARCH 16 1 to 4 PM
810 S. BAY BLVD., ANNA MARIA
This cozy and inviting, beautifully landscaped 3BR/
2BA home is tucked away on a perfectly fabulous
beachfront lot offering privacy plus and spectacular
views of Tampa Bay, Egmont Key, and the Sun-
shine Skyway. Amenities include easy maintenance
vinyl siding, convenient circular driveway, brick
fireplace expansive sundeck, free use of nearby
boat dockage, and 116 ft. of secluded, sandy beach!
Priced at only $469, 000. What a steal!
President's Circle Award
The Prudential Florida Realty is proud to recognize
Karin Stephan for obtaining the prestigious President's
Circle Award for 1996. Karin closed over $5 million in real
estate sales, a feat reached by only 2.8% of REALTORS
nationwide. Congratulations Karin on a job well done!
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
I can make your island
dreams come true.
N ED OLIVEIRA
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
S 778-2246 Office
Let 24 Years of Experience and
Full Real Estate Service Help You!
HALF BLOCK TO PALMA SOLA BAY. Area of presti-
gious homes. 3BR/2BA, family room (Florida plan easily
convertible to great room). Caged pool. Custom built.
Original owner. $139,000.00
RARELY AVAILABLE AT GULFFRONT SUN PLAZA
WEST 2BR/2BA, heated pool, elevator, secured lobby,
tennis, covered parking. Priced for sale this season.
Furniture negotiable, Owner financing, $162,000.
DIRECT BAYFRONT 3601 East Bay Drive #101. Direct
bayfront condo with spectacular view of pristine nature,
sunrise and pool. 2BR/2BA, first floor over parking,
screened balcony. $125,000.
GULF FRONT 22 UNIT APT. MOTEL 110' white sandy
beachfront plus private beach. Heated pool, newly painted
inside and out. Excellent income. $1,895,000.
Ask about other Bayfront and Gulffront homes and condos.
5351 Gulf Drive 778-0807 or Eves. 778-5427
Custom home on
with caged pool,
Jacuzzi. Call Barb
LESS THAN $1,000 down can get you in this West
Bradenton home with 3BR and 2-car garage on lovely
corner lot. Contact Barb Turner/Sandy Greiner.
NATURE LOVERS DELIGHT! Sunny 3BR end unit over-
looks sunsets, wildlife, wetlands at Perico Bay. 5 minutes
to beaches or shopping. $159,900. Yvonne Higgins.
GREAT BIRD WATCHING HERE! 2BR/2BA end unit in a
beautiful, waterside community with clubhouse, pool,
tennis and more. $83,900 furnished. Call Karen Schroder.
JUST 1 BLOCK TO THE BEACH! Elegant "newer" 3BR/
2.5BA home. State-of-the-art kitchen and baths. Cozy
family room, lovely living room with fireplace. $449,000.
Call Don Schroder
SOpposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
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Excellent Island complex with two pools, ten-
nis, and short walk to beach. Unit has open,
spacious floor plan with 1,478 sq. ft. of living
area. Offered at $115,000. Call David
Moynihan at 776-2246 or eves. 778-7976.
Exceptional top-floor unit with spectacular
views of bay and Gulf. Upgraded appli-
ances, 2 balconies and spacious floor plan.
Pool, deep-water dockage and across the
street from wide sandy beach. Offered at
$199,900. Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246 or
2BR/1BA totally upgraded unit. New car-
pet, breakfast bar, walk-in shower, low
maintenance fees. Priced at $89,900. Call
Ed Oliveira 778-2246 or 778-1751 eves.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
The Island's finest Gulffront complex with
spectacular views of Gulf over pool. This
2BR/2BA has secured lobby, elevator,
and under-unit parking, Offered at
$219,900. Call Bill Bowman at 778-2246
or 794-8482 eves.
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Longboat Key Bradenton
4 LOTS TO THE BEACH
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, MARCH 16& 23
1 TO 4 PM
CALL STEVE MAPES
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Islanders gain berth in division soccer finals
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Island Football Club won their semi-final
match over the 4-Crowns-2 team 4-0 on a hot summer-
like day in Tampa. The win ended the Northern divi-
sion champions 29-match unbeaten streak and ad-
vanced the IFC into the Division Cup final.
IFC was led by man-of-the-match Ken Bowers,
who scored one goal and assisted with two others. Also
contributing to the victory was goalkeeper Lance
Bieker. Several nice saves on his part were backed up
by Neil Fellowes, Matt Bowers, Brett McIntosh and
Billy Brickse on defense to complete the shutout.
IFC started the game in less than impressive style.
They were backed up on their defensive end, unable to
muster much of an attack. However, they were putting
intense defensive pressure on the ball, which reaped big
dividends later. 4-Crowns-2 played the ball short to
their defenders and slowly worked the ball up field.
They were inhibited by forwards Tim Lease, Tim
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Bugna and Eddie McKeithan, who were aggressively
marking up on defense.
Then Bowers introduced himself-to the opposition.
He made several swift runs down the left wing that
produced opportunities to score. On one such run,
Bowers took off and cut inside his man, looking to
shoot. The defense cut off his angle so Bowers sent the
ball out wide to Andy Smith and made his run with-
out the ball back into the mouth of the goal. Smith
rewarded Bowers' effort by putting the ball at his feet
in front of the goal. Bowers finished it off for a 1-0 lead
that IFC would never relinquish.
The game was essentially over. The energy level of
the 4-Crowns-2 team dropped considerably and the 1-
0 score held up until half-time, although IFC had qual-
ity chances to add to the score.
IFC came out in the second half determined to put
the game away. Bowers beat his man down the wing
early on and delivered a hard cross that the 4-Crowns-
2 goalie was unable to control. The ball squirted
through the goalie's hands to Kevin Cassidy, who was
trailing on the play. Cassidy headed the ball into the
goal for a 2-0 lead.
Minutes later, Bowers beat his man down the right
side again to deliver the ball to McKeithan, who finished
it off with a superb volley to make the score 3-0. Bugna
scored on a break-away to complete the scoring.
IFC now must wait to see who its opposition will
be for the April 6 final game of the season. If SFC
Slovakia advances to the finals over Dunedin, IFC will
have the opportunity to avenge the bitter defeat that
knocked them out of first place earlier in the season,
and the game will be in Sarasota. For information, call
Kevin P. Cassidy at 778-1635.
Winners in the March 8 horseshoe games
were Ron Pepka and Bill Starrett, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were George McKay of Anna
Maria and Ray Peckham of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every Sat-
urday and Monday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no mem-
0 3torida ea&
2501 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-3377
RENTALS & SALES!
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real estate needs!
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same location since 1970.
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These associates know well the meaning of success ... all have produced over $1 million in 1996, helping to make
yet another banner year for Island Real Estate. The continued success of our associates and company is a direct result
of our business philosophy which is to provide the best in customer service. That, along with over 100 years
combined experience, helps to make Island Real Estate the leader in Anna Maria Island property sales year after year.
We congratulate and support our associates and look forward to achieving even greater goals in 1997!
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A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
PRICE REDUCED BY $10,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car,
3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including caged
pool. Next to but not on a canal. Owner
anxious. $265,000. Now $255,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
Tom M. Nelson
BIf PAGE 30-A E MARCH 12, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
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SAILBOAT WATER. Spectacular bayfront estate.
Breathtaking views from all rooms. Elegant and spa-
cious. Gourmet kitchen, fireplace. Boat dock and dav-
its. Planned community with tennis court. $895,000.
Hal GlIlihan, 778-2194. R19319
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, 793-1273 or Sandy Marchinetti,
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS of the bay. Dock on sailboat water.
3BR/3B, great room, elevated living area with game room
below, 2-car garage. Built with concrete pilings and break
away walls. $279,900. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R18579
DISTINGUISHED KEY ROYALE RESIDENCE amidst
lush tropical setting. Wonderful island-style living. 3BR/
3B, pool, dock and davit. $350,000. Traute Winsor,
NORTH LONGBOAT KEY. Dramatic waterfront contem-
porary designed with multiple entertainment areas, true
chef's kitchen, soaring ceilings and open spaces. Flow-
ering gardens, huge caged pool with waterfall. Deep-
water dock, tennis, private boating enclave, beach ac-
cess. Jennifer Schwell, 383-3209. R67967
ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING WATERFRONT LOTS
on Anna Maria. Easy access to bay and Gulf for boaters.
One block to beach. In neighborhood of newer homes.
Buildable lot with extended canal view. $144,900. Bob
Bumett, 387-0048. L20263
ZONED C2. Lot, 90' x 100' +/-. Prime Gulf Drive loca-
tion. Explore the possibilities. $180,000. Anne Miller,
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.
Distressed owner will sell bayfront property below
market price. 2-story duplex with magnificent view
over bay. A quaint seafront community with a
view of Cortez fishing village. Opportunities like
this don't happen often. $145,000.
Call Bobye Chasey 778-2261, Coldwell Banker.
-*B Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
S l t 605 Manatee Ave. W Holmes Beach
OPEN HOUSE Sunday March 16 1-4pm
110 Gull Dr., Anna Maria
NORTH ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT Most shall only
dream of paradise you can call it home. It's a short
walk to the beach or enjoy gentle bay breezes from
your sundeck. Private dock. $229,900. Owner/Agent.
Call for information about Buyer Representation
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
CARIBBEAN STYLE "ISLAND HOUSE"
This charming, understated 3 bedroom, 2 bath tropical
hideaway is tucked away on lushly landscaped
grounds, overlooking the sparkling waters of beautiful
Bimini Bay! Amenities include a cool and shady veran-
dah, glazed terra-cotta-tiled floors and counter tops,
maple cabinets and bookcases, wood-burning fire-
place, and spacious master bath with 6 ft. Kohl Jacuzzi
tub. Other features include fully insulated walls for
soundproofing and energy efficiency, double carports,
and deep-water dockage. Truly one of a kind! Priced
at $595,000. Call today for your private showing!
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This bright and comfortable waterfront home offers
deep boat dockage near the open end of the waterway!
Amenities include lovely ceramic-tiled entry foyer,
kitchen and hallways, double sinks in master bath, new
dishwasher and disposal, and electric boat davits.
Other features include a preferred split-bedroom de-
sign, barrel tile roof, and citrus trees. An affordable
waterfront retreat in beautiful Bay Palms! Includes One
Year Home Owner's Warranty! $219,900.
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Guilford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Suzanne Kasten ... 953-3584 Sherry Sasser ... 778-1820
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4BR/3BA CANALFRONT HOME
with pool. Sailboat water and view of
Bimini Bay plus lush. tropical landscaping
and a garden with everything from lychee
to mangoes. $297.500.
Call Gulf Bay Realty of Anna Maria, Inc.
WESTBAY PLAZA & BANK
WONDERFUL BUSINESS 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.
605 Manatee Ave. W Holmes Beach
Sunday March 16, 1997
114 Pelican, Anna Maria ..................... $198,900.
3BR/2BA canal home, dock with water and electric,
118' of seawall, fruit trees, sprinkler system. Call Bill
Donnelly 778-6392 eves.
609 Ivanhoe Lane, Holmes Beach ......... $234,900.
Key Royale. 3BR/2BA home overlooking private golf
course. Maintenance-free grounds, deep water canal.
Call Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.
613 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach .......... $249,900.
Key Royale. 3BR/2BA home on deep canal with dock
and davits. New AC/heat system. Call Carla Price
505 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach ... $269,900.
Key Royale. 2BR/2BA home on wide canal. Pool, fire-
place, great view. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
403 74th St., Holmes Beach................ $179,900.
3BR/2.5BA townhouse with 2-car garage and storage
area. Lovely landscaped fenced yard. Call Judy
Duncan 778-1589 eves.
1351 Perico Pointe Circle, Bradenton ... $199,000.
Perico Bay Club. 3BR/2BA bayfront condo with views
of both inland waterway and Palma Sola Bay, Call
Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.
6306 98th St. E. (Hammock Dr.), Brad. ....... $159,900.
Braden Woods. 3BR/2BA home with heated pool.
Fireplace. 1 acre lot. Call Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
405 80th St., Holmes Beach................ $189,500.
4BR/3BA home zoned duplex. New kitchen, Jacuzzi
spa, fireplace, deeded boat dock. Call Marion Ragni
505 Spring, Anna Maria....................... $197,000.
2BR/2BA elevated home. This home is open and
bright and just minutes from the beach. Call Susan
Hatch 778-7616 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS a, 1:
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E MARCH 12, 1997 I PAGE 31-A li|
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Feb. 22, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Feb. 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 38-foot power boat over-
due from Bradenton Beach. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded and located the vessel at a marina.
Feb. 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 23-foot power boat over-
due from Venice. It was later discovered that the boat
102 GULL DRIVE ANNA MARIA
Canalfront home located in a secluded, North Anna
Maria tropical setting. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has
been very well maintained and recently renovated.
North Anna Maria beaches are just steps away. This
property is a must see and priced to sell at $229,000.
SAMUEL S. SMITH 748-6550 OR 748-6110
521 Ninth Street West I1
Bradenton, Florida 34205 REA
had engine trouble and a Good Samaritan towed it to
Feb. 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 37-foot sailboat aground
and taking on water in Longboat Pass. Two Coast
Guard vessels and a boat from the Florida Marine Pa-
trol responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
March 1, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 36-foot sailboat overdue
from Marco Island to Coconut Grove. Station Cortez
conducted radio checks with all local marinas, water-
front restaurants and bridges with negative results. The
vessel was later located at anchor in Florida Bay.
March 1, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
No catchy phrases, no fancy
slogans. Just 25 years of Real
Estate experience with the last
10 years on Anna Maria Island.
Fax: 941- 778-3035
All my listings can be seen on the world wide web.
JUST LISTED Enjoy this charming Richmond-
built 2BR/2BA home with spa with a swirlway
lounge, motion lights, privacy fence and outside
shower. Great for entertaining. $154,900. Call
Karin Stephan eves 388-1267. #KS20620.
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 fur-
nished, excellent rental history. Great investment,
custom built, many very nice features, 3 balconies.
Priced right with $239,500 for fast sale. Owner very
motivated and wants offer today! Call Karin Stephan
eves 388-1267. #KS19345.
JUST REDUCED New Key-West style home in
the city of Anna Maria. Gulfview from the bed-
room. Steps to the beach. 3BR/2BA with pool.
Call for your private tour today, motivated seller.
Make your offer today! Call Karin Stephan eves
388-1267. #KS20671. $288,900.
TIFFANY Enjoy Gulf beach, white sand and
sunsets. 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. Updated.
One of the Island's most popular condominiums.
Rarely available. Elevator. $185,000. Call Karin
Stephan eves. 388-1267. #KS15658.
FLAMINGO CAY CONDOS! A great place to live and
dock your boat too! 2BR/2BA turnkey-furnished unit with
water view and over looking the bird sanctuary. $98,900..
Tennis, heated pool, covered parking and close to the
beaches. Call Carol Heinze 778-7246. #20671.
Cortez received a report of a disabled personal water-
craft near Jewfish Key. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
23081067 responded and towed the vessel to safe
March 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of four red flares fired off
Gasparilla Island. A Coast Guard boat, Coast Guard
Auxiliary vessel 17087246 and a commercial towing
company boat responded and searched the area with
March 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an 18-foot fishing boat
adrift near the Cortez Bridge. A Coast Guard vessel
responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
2217 gulf drive north, bradenton beach, fl 34217
SINCE 1939 Mary Maciel
Experienced Professional REALTORS
Where Service is a Priority
Phone (941) 778-2246 1-800-211-2323
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
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Who in American Law
Je Parle Francais
(un petit peu)
OPEN HOUSE *
SUNDAY MARCH 16, 1 TO 4 PM
10207 Klingfisher Rd. E.
SPACIOUS large 2BR/2BA canalfront home.
Move-in condition. Beautiful wood cathedral ceil-
ing in huge (28' x 18') living room. Lap swimming
pool (37' x 15') caged and solar heated. Electric
boat davits, dock and seawall. Seller will entertain
offers between $190,000 $230,000. Call and ask
for Michael Advocate. Do NOT MISS SEEING
THIS HOME. #MA20477.
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.
Carol S. Heinze
verified Residential Specialist
ONE-OF-A-KIND IN HOLMES BEACH Custom-de-
signed dream home on a lushly landscaped lot. Oak
flooring, cabinetry, staircase. Oak mantle fireplace in
master bedroom and living room. 2nd story is master suits
with sitting area and office. Gulf views from master suite
and deck. $329,000 Call Roni Price 778-5585. #20483.
SILK OAK 2BR/2BA condo with great view. Nice in-
come-producing condo. Close to everything: hospital,
shopping, dining and the mall. Call Karin Stephan eves
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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.
OAK DAYBED with top-grade innerspring mattress. Like
new. Used only a few times. Redecorating, will sacrifice for
$700. Call 779-1213 for appointment to see.
PRIDE ELECTRIC SCOOTER 12V batteries,
onboard charger, 100 % warranty, transaxle, free
wheeling, portable. $1,000 OBO. Folding aluminum
ramp $200. Call 778-7422.
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.
PIONEER AM/FM STEREO dual cassettes, turn-
table, remote, 2 (2') speakers, wood stereo cabinet.
Excellent condition. $175. 778-9378.
DOUBLE BED, dresser, mirror, night table. Floor
lamp, doll house and furniture, patio furniture, car
USED FURNITURE: 3 piece living room $350.4 piece
black bedroom $300. Like new. Call 778-5457.
DISPLAYED BUT NEVER used model home furniture.
4 piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat $399;
queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $159; twin $129; futons (sofa
by day bed at night) frame and mat $199; daybed
(white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses and
pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 746-4355.
FUTON WHITE IRON from, floral mattress. Used
only 5 days for guests. Nice. $100 firm. 778-7705.
ATTENTION BEATLES COLLECTORS original
1960's albums Abbey Road, Grammy winner 1967
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, etc..
Excellent condition. 794-8177.
FIVE FAMILIES household items, tools, compres-
sor, collectibles. Fri., Mar. 14, 10 3 and Sat., Mar.
15, 9 3. 110 3rd Street South, Bradenton Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Mar. 14 & 15, 8 2.
Clothing men's size 2x and 3x, almost new. Also
filing cabinet, miscellaneous, garden, etc. 302 Iris St.,
ANNA MARIA PREMIUM HOMES
We are very pleased to offer you the pride of
paradise, unsurpassed serenity and quality of
living in these preferred Anna Maria homes. Each
unique, they all offer top value and superb quality.
Call us today for details ...
110 HAMMOCK ROAD
Constructed by owner/engineer 3/4 bedrooms, family
.room, lanai, manicured grounds on boating canal. Huge
workshop and RV storage. Big, bright and beautiful.
Right next to beach. Restored Key-West style 3BR/
2BA with fireplace. A very unique home with natural
island landscape and inviting decor. Picture perfect
315 HAMMOCK CIRCLE
Walls of glass, huge master bedroom suite up in the
trees, oversized but very private lot, 3BR/2BA, lots of
storage, decks and fireplace. Intimate island interior.
OF ANNA MARIA
9906 Gulf Drive
Next to the Anna Maria
GIANT GARAGE SALE Sat., Mar. 15, 9 1. Hutch
buffet, table with chairs, deluxe entertainment center,
coffee table, twin beds, household items, much more.
Ladies/men's clothes, china, pictures, glassware. 607
Emerald Lane, Key Royale.
GARAGE SALE Thur., Fri. & Sat., Mar. 13, 14 & 15,
8 4. Recliner, chest of drawers, bike, tools, milk
glass and lots more. 218 85th St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Mar. 15, 8 2. Desk, sink,
round table (47"), electric 20" range, miscellaneous
household. 715 Bay Blvd. N.
LOST SUNGLASSES in case with prescription, am-
ber lens. Thur. evening, Mar. 6. Believe lost in or
around Sandbar Restaurant. Reward. 778-0879.
LOST HEART PENDANT on gold chain, Mon., Mar.
3, near Irene's Dress Shop. $100 reward. Sentimen-
tal keepsake. 779-1016.
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.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island on!y). 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: GARAGE TO park our car in Apr.
through Sept. To discuss, call 778-1418.
1995 BUICK SKYLARK 4 door, 37,000 mi., all power,
white, like new. $8,850 OBO. 778-7819.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
. aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
FIND GREAT DEALS in The Islander Bystander.
Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG
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PRIVATE SIGHT-SEEING CRUISES with Captain Al.
See the sights, look for dolphins, watch the sunset.
ISLAND TIME CHARTERS full or half day cruises.
Sunbathe, fish, see dolphins or learn to sail. Located
at Seafood Shack. (941) 741-0263.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-2255.
ALUMA-VATOR 12,000 LB. capacity boat lift. Profes-
sionally installed on 10' piling. Includes remote con-
trol with auto-stop, 16' catwalk and 6' stern platform
$7,500. Also complete barge service available for
piling work and seawall repairs. Call Doug at 792-
5685. MCOO105. Fully insured.
PONTOON BOAT 1986 20' aluminum, large tubes,
70 hp Yamaha engine (1987), Tandem-axle trailer
(1995). Boat newly reconditioned. Nice unit. Full en-
closure canvas included. $4,450. 795-2888.
19' BAYLINER BOW RIDER 1.0,260 hp, galvanized
trailer. Needs short block. $600 as is. 778-8225.
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.,
COCONUT BEACH RESORT maid service/cleaning
person. Immediate opening. Full time. Call 778-2277.
HOUSEKEEPERS FULL AND PART time. Benefits,
pleasant working conditions, year round work. Via
Roma Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton
FRIENDLY, RELIABLE, non smoking people-person
for housekeeping duties. 778-5444.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 20 30 hours
weekly. Reception, good typing skills, computer
friendly individual. Retirees welcome. See IRobin at
Gulf-Bay Realty. 778-7244.
MOTHERS AND OTHERS Work from home. Up to
$2,000 per month part time. Call Victor at 778-0354.
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TO THE BEACH
Imperial House $79,900
2BR/1 BA furnished
Sandy Pointe $97,500
2BR/2BA top floor
Bayfront Condo $142,500
Newer Home $199,900
Beachfront Condo $229,900
Gulffront Cottage $519,750
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1 BR/1 BA, apartment $1200 mo
2BR Condo $1400 mo
3BR/2BA, condo $800 mo
2BR/2BA, Perico Bay $850 mo
3BR/2BA Spring Lakes $950 mo
i - 1BR/1BA Runaway Bay $650 mo
Julie Gilstrap 2/2 Wildwood Springs $750 mo
matching p e j erties since 1949
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
550 FEET 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.
Custom, 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
Anna Maria deep-water building lot located with close
access to Bimini Bay and 2nd block to choice Gulf
beach. $140,000. Call Marie Franklin.
TWO CONDOS PRICED TO SELL!
Gulfview townhouse and Gulf beach offer two turnkey
units. Located 100 ft. and 400 ft. to gorgeous Gulf
beach. $109,900 and $114,900 firm and include pool.
Excellent rentals. Call Marie Franklin.
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"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
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ASSISTANT/CLERK City of Holmes Beach Public
Works Department. The City of Holmes Beach is
seeking an all around individual who can perform a
variety of clerical and administrative skills. Skills re-
quires: computer literacy, variety of word processing,
keyboard skills of at least 45 wpm, familiarity with a
multi-line telephone and general office equipment.
Minimum 2 years prior office experience or equiva-
lent of training and experience. Candidate should be
able to compose effective and accurate correspon-
dence, maintain records and reference files, as-
semble and organize data, enjoy meeting and deal-
ing with public, be effective communicator both ver-
bally and in writing, and be familiar with building
codes and procedures. Certification or a background
in building and/or planning would be ideal. The City
of Holmes Beach is a drug free workplace. Pre-em-
ployment drug testing required. The City is and Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate
based upon age, race, sex, religion, national origin,
citizenship, disability, marital status or veteran's sta-
tus of any individual. Salary range $21,450. Benefits
include health and dental, long-term disability, retire-
ment program and workers compensation insurance.
Applications may be obtained at Holmes Beach
Building Dept., 5901 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL
342178 and will be accepted until April 1.
WELL ESTABLISHED Pizza and Ice Cream shop.
For information call 778-4408 or 778-2815.
HERBALIFE INDEPENDENT distributor. Call me for
products. Olivia, 778-0354.
HEALTHCARE, CARETAKER, relief companion, travel
assistance. Experienced, certified home health aide
with flexible schedule. 778-1982, leave message.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
yourod gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
i0 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 rat es. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
'THE PERFECTIONIST'" cleaning with perfection!
Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
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ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT HOME. Spacious and
luxurious 3BR/2BA includes an oversized 2-car garage,
free-flowing floor plan, vaulted ceilings, upgraded Mexi-
can tile, French doors, screened-in porch, a private roof
sundeck and much morel Move-in condition and ready
now for your inspection. Only $299,000!
Please call Niek Patsios at 778-6066 for an escorted tour.
N.G. "Nick" Patsios
Island Specialist for 18 years
'The One Who Knows"
778-6066 orE 778-4642
Toll Free 1-800-865-0800
YOUR ULTIMATE CLEANING SOLUTION. Ultimate
service at reasonable prices. Residential, commercial.
Excellent references. Call for free estimate. 792-0862.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor
repairs and maintenance in your driveway. For
estimate or appointment call 778-0373.
DOLPHIN PRE-SCHOOL Prepare your child for kin-
dergarten. Available places for ages 18 months
through 6 years. Waiting list for infants and toddlers.
INCOME TAX SERVICE 30 years experience. Ohio
and Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney Tax
ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All
repairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free
estimates, 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. Pro-
tect 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. Letters, re-
sumes, flyers, banners, etc. Quick, quality service.
Free Island pickup/delivery. 794-5376.
MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING Honest, reliable
Island residents, references. Let us clean it up! $12
hour, minimum 2 hours. Please beep Linda, 215-5956.
S-+ B MAINTENANCE SERVICE A/C, heating, elec-
trical, plumbing, remodeling, painting, screening,
pressure washing. Free estimates, prompt service.
778-1307 or 778-3038.
HANDYMAN FOR THOSE annoying little jobs.
Don't have the tools or time? No job too small. 778-
8295, leave message.
TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM Tampa Airport
HOUSEKEEPING AVAILABLE:-3 bedroom $25; 2
bedroom $20; 1 bedroom $15. Tissue, toilet pa-
per and paper towels included. If you need help, call
anytime. Kathie 794-3111.
I WILL CLEAN homes, offices, condos and commer-
cial property. Call Carla at 779-2080.
NURTURING MOM WITH lonesome 2 year old will
baby-sit in my Island home parttime, 5 days a week.
Call Cindy at 778-7105.
NEED A DEPENDABLE cleaning service? Call Rick at
Dolphin Cleaning and Maintenance 778-2864 or pager
331-8114. "Our business is always picking up!"
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
NEED HELP WITH yard work, flowers, clean-up,
house sitting? Call Personal Touch Lawn Mainte-
nance at 778-6172. Reliable adult, reasonable rates,
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 esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
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.
FEATURED LISTING OF THE WEEK!
BRING THE FAMILY
Very large 3BR/3BA home in mint condition. Supe-
rior construction, over 2000 sq. ft. of living area. 300
yards to the Gulf in the center of Holmes Beach. This
home is immaculate! Offered at $225,000.
GREAT HOMES CLOSE TO THE GULF!
WEST OF GULF DRIVE
This charming home is only 5 houses to the Gulf in
Anna Maria City. Recently remodeled with unlimited
rental potential! Now offered at just $215,000 with
owner financing available. Don't miss this one!
Drive by 115 Palm Ave., Anna Maria
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
2BR/2BA Island get-a-way on the north end of
Anna Maria. Walk to Bean Point and the Rod &
Reel Pier. Lush tropical landscaping surround this
lovely home. Reduced to $169,900
Drive by 417 Alamanda, Anna Maria
DESIRABLE NORTH END!
This 3BR/2BA family home is tucked away on the
north end of the Island, just a short walk from pris-
tine beaches. Huge screened porch offers great
view of expansive canal. Extra large boat dock.
Just listed at $219,500.
Drive by 304 Iris St., Anna Man.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287
Pat Jackson eves. at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9 9701 Gutf Drive P0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
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5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
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ONLY STEPS TO THE BEACH
3BR/2BA, turnkey-furnished home with view of Gulf and
only steps to the beach. In-ground heated pool, garage, nice
sized bedrooms and living room. $154,900. Lynn Hostetler
VIEWS OF THE BAY 3BR/2BA home next to Bayside Park.
Great Bay views and only steps to the beach. Modern open-
floor plan, hardwood floors and carpeting. Large garage area
and storage. Close to. shopping. Must see! $225,000 Lynn
LARGE CORNER LOT This 2BR/2BA Island home is a
great beginning, second or retirement home. Quiet residential
area, view of the canal. Short walk to beach & fishing.
$169,000. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800.
PRIME GOLF VILLA Class A membership at Tara Golf &
Country Club included with this turnkey-furnished 2BR/2BA,
ground-floor unit. Direct fairway views and private garage
complete this quality package. Just reduced! $121,900. Ken
FOUR PIECES OF PARADISE Holmes Beach 4-Plex, a
shells throw to the beach and sunsets. Quiet area and walking
distance to shops, grocery, banks and burgers. EXCELLENT
RENTAL INVESTMENT! $350,000. Four units at under
$90,000 per unit. Call Elizabeth Andricks for a "View of Para-
dise" at 778-4800.
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THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
ELLIOTT'S PRECISION TILE Service. Local Island
references, local resident. Flooring specialist. Call
Jim at 778-1319.
R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction. Is-
land and Mainland. References. CGC012191. 747-
1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available Apr. 23 to May 15 at
$350 wk. 778-2832.
ADORABLE 1 BR/1 BA located between beach and
bay. Newly renovated. 2 available, one with wood
floors, starting at $450 mo. with $200 deposit. Drive
by 203 2nd Street N., #2 and #4, Bradenton Beach.
HIDEAWAY COVE SEASONAL Panoramic bayview
between bridges. Walk to beach, post office and res-
taurants. Lovely, cozy, quiet area. Dead end street.
1st floor, 1 and 2 BR, fully furnished with dock. Avail-
able Apr. & 1997 1998 season. No smoking or pets.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA unfurnished. 1,600 + sq. ft., ga-
rage. Central location near Gulf, library, downtown
Holmes Beach. Ideal home for retired couple. $750
- $800 mo. plus utilities. Available Apr. 1997. (309)
CLEAN CUTE LARGE 1BR Private courtyard,
200' to beach. Walk to pier, restaurants, shops.
$1,490 mo./$490 wk. 778-8571 or 748-6774.
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@
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.
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.
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.
SUMMER RENTAL 1 BR/1 BA duplex available Apr.1.
Walk to beach, grocery, pharmacy and shopping.
$350 wk. Call 778-2832.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Season, lovely 3BR/
2.5BA, garage, furnished. No pets. Call Sand Pebble
Realty at 778-9171 or 753-1620.
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.
WANTED TO RENT for April 3BR house of condo in
Anna Maria or Holmes Beach. Four retirees. 383-1371.
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 mo. plus security,
includes water and cable. 792-3226.
SEASONAL GULFFRONT with private beach. 1 BR/
1 BA bungalow. Available Mar. 22. $475 wk., $1,200
QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME 2BR/1BA, fully fur-
nished, fenced yard, 8 mo. lease Apr. Dec. $850
CANCELLATION APR. 1, 1997. 2BR/2BA, elevated.
Enjoy my home. Think ahead 4 mo. next season.
Carports, lakefront, fishing. $1,700 mo. 362-0737.
HOLMES BEACH UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA close
to beach. Ready Mar. 16. $500 mo. Call 778-2967 or
1 BR AND 2BR APARTMENTS turnkey, across from
beach. $330/$390 wk. Vacancies in Mar. and Apr.
ROOMATE WANTED For waterfront house with pool,
boat docks. Furnished or unfurnished, $145 week
plus deposit. 778-5736.
AVAILABLE APRIL by week $500 or month -
$1,600. Sleeps 6. 2BR/2BA Bayou condo. Pool. Walk
to beach, shopping. $250 deposit. 723-6802.
For Free Estimate Call 778-3089
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NICE APARTMENT Anna Maria beach side, avail-
able for April. 778-4499.
ROOM/PRIVATE BATH Available Apr. 1. Pool,
kitchen, laundry privileges. Walk to beach. 778-5963.
WANTED: JAN., FEB., MAR., 1998 rental. Senior
couple, non-smokers, no pets. Clean. Price range
$1,000 to $1,200 mo. (813) 733-8869.
2BR/2BA VERY NICELY furnished. Bright and spa-
cious duplex. All amenities. Washer/dryer, cable, etc.
Quiet area close to beach and shopping. Available
mid Apr. through Dec. 778-0510.
2BR INTRACOASTAL VIEW large deck, fireplace,
annual. Also 2BR, ceramic floors, furnished or unfur-
nished. Weekly or monthly. 778-4123.
FULLY FURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA pool, private deck, on
a canal with dock. Weekly or monthly. 778-4557.
Available Mar. 15.
1BR FURNISHED DUPLEX with Florida room and
large screened porch. 1 block from beach in Holmes
Beach. $550 mo. annual. Includes water and gar-
bage fees. 778-7765.
SEASONAL RENTALS! 2BR/1 BA downstairs unit
across from Intracoastal and 1 block to Gulf. Avail-
able Mar. 15, week or month. Also 2BR/1BA
Gulffront available Apr. 1. Also have many seasonal
rentals available for summer and winter! Call for free
brochures. Deborah Thrasher 778-3395 at Old
Florida Realty 778-3377.
STAY ANOTHER MONTH right on the beach! 2BR/
2BA, ground level, renovated, turnkey. You'll love it!
Available Apr. 1. $2,000. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
OPEN HOUSE 1 4 DAILY. Waterfront showplace,
1 year new. Spacious 5,900 sq. ft. under roof, 4BR/
4BA, cathedral ceilinlo. Z.7.prspn.!-pa, boat dock. Will
consider offers "elow appraisal. Appraised at
$485,000.130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Broker/
PRICE REDUCED BAYVIEW home with attached
apartment. Zoned duplex. Beautiful extra lot. Quiet
upscale area. Space and lawn or rental lot sale in-
come. Walk to beach. Open house Sundays. 2210
Avenue A, Anna Maria Island. $179,500. Serious of-
fers considered. (941) 778-1442.
WATERFRONT LONGBOAT KEY Deep water ca-
nal, 2BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room, liv-
ing room, fireplace, satellite dish, large caged pool.
580 DeNarvaez Dr. $195,000. Brokers protected.
Owner/broker. Call (941) 383-5474.
WATERFRONT 4116 2ND AVE. NE. 3BR/2.5BA,
145' on canal, 90' dock. Covered 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. 3BR/2BA with
ceramic tile, French doors. 507 71st Street,
Holmes Beach. $162,000. Shown by appointment
CONDO FABULOUS SUNSET VIEWS from this
beachfront penthouse on 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)
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
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.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Holmes Beach duplex com-
pletely furnished and 1 block from beach. Each side
1 BR/1 BA. One has large, screened porch and both
have Florida rooms. $135,000. 778-7765.
SANDY PQINTE I by owner. Bayview 2BR/2BA
condo with great rental history. Rents by week or
month. $180 maintenance. Furnished. $103,900.
PERICO BAY CLUB townhouse for sale by owner.
2BR/2BA, living and dining room combination, lanai
and deck overlooking lagoon and preserve. Very
private. Garage, near pool and spa, tennis courts.
$139,900. Call for appointment, (941) 792-6594.
ANNA MARIA beautiful Gulf to Bay views. Custom
3 year old 3BR/3BA. 207 South Bay Blvd. Asking
$399,000. Call 778-5948.
OPEN HOUSE Sat., Mar. 15, 10 5. 412 Bay
Palms Dr. 3BR/2BA split with designer kitchen
plus over-sized 2-car garage. Priced at $185,000.
LAKES REGION, N.H. Silver Lake, Tilton. Charming
3BR/1BA seasonal cottage on 92' x 150' lot. 300'
from lake, fully furnished including linens. Quiet area
but close to shopping and points of interest. Not a
camping area. Cottage set between year round
homes. $49,500. Located exit 20 off 193. Betty, (603)
MARTINIQUE NORTH by owner. 2BR/2BA direct
Gulffront condo with new AC/heat, carpet, windows,
dishwasher, refrigerator. Turnkey furnished. In-
cludes 1-car garage and storage room. $160,000.
Call (908) 615-2828 days, (908) 615-0860 eves.
WANTED DUPLEX, HOUSE, OR condo. Serious
buyer seeking on Anna Maria Island. Call
516-589-3943 or e-mail Tweetjude at
Earthlink.net. Princilpals only.
3BR/2BA 2-CAR GARAGE on canal in prestigious
Key Royale. Price $239,000. Call for appointment.
Annual tenant 24 hour notice. Call for free brochure.
Deborah Thrasher, 778-3395, at Old Florida Realty
CUTE 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.
LOTS OCEANVIEW 150' to high tide. Deeded
beach. $15,5,000. Bayfront view duplex. 50' x
100'. 2503 Avenue B. $79,500. 778-4523 or (800)
OPEN SUNDAY MAR. 16 1-4pm: 206 and 226
Oak Avenue, Anna Maria Park your car and stroll
lovely Oak Ave, within steps to pristine Gulf
Beaches. Two stately homes open for your review.
206 Oak Ave. where state of the art design and el-
egance is evident in every detail or if waterfront liv-
ing is your penchant, step into 226 Oak and experi-
ence classic old world charm combined with modern
day luxuries. These two elegant lifestyle homes are
presented by Don and Karen Schroder and Sandy
Greiner and Barb Turner, RE/MAX Gulfstream
HOLMES BEACH BY OWNER Short walk to Gulf,
ground level 2BR/1 BA with 1 BR/1 BA guest quarters
on lushly landscaped duplex lot. Large lanai with
spa. $219,000. Principals only. 778-5617.ISLAND
LIFESTYLE WITH A BONUS! Spacious elevated
home on the Island with 3BR/2.5BA plus a den,
working fireplace, 4 decks, all located west of Gulf
Drive. A 2BR/2BA income apartment is included.
Don't miss this opportunity ... contact Sandy Greiner/
Barb Turner RE/MaX Gulfstream 778-7777
ALMOST NEW elevated home with spectacular
views of the Intracoastal waterway. 2-3BR/2 BA,
gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances.
Screened deck to enjoy waterview living. 2-car ga-
rage. Offered at $235,000 by Sandy Greiner/Barb
Turner RE/MAX Gulfstream 778-7777
CANALSIDE ground level end unit condo in small
complex with pool. Great water with dock in place.
Only $98,700. Contact Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner
LOT 150' WATERFRONT on quiet cul-de-sac. 114
Gull Dr., Anna Maria. Gulf/Bay access, close to
beach. $175,000. Call 778-1204.
BY OWNER 4BR/2BA charming home close to
beach and Gulf. A must seel 779 Jacaranda, Anna
Maria. $279,000. Call 778-1204.
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Island homes open for fundraiser Saturday
.. From historic cottages to elegant contemporary
1 lifestyles, a variety of homes will be open to the pub- WHAT: Anna Maria Island Tour of Holmes
li" for the fourth annual Anna Maria Island Tour of WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Homes, with tickets available now at .many loca- WHERE: Five spectacular Island homes
. The tour siUl be Saturday, March 15, from 10 HOW MUCH: $10 in advance, $12 day of tour
a.m. to 5 p.m. It will feature interior tours at five SPECIAL: Island Tropical Treasures drinks and munchies
A special feature this year is a cafe and boutique,
Island Tropical Treasures, with refreshing drinks, sand- Magnolia
wiches and baked goods from Island chefs and an ar- Loquat
ray of crafts by local artists. This stopover is included
in the tour at one of the homes in Anna Maria City. Parking
Gourmet items will include.homemade swamp
cabbage relish, yellow squash relish, sweet green to- Palm
mato crisps, pineapple preserves, kumquat marmalade, 3 Kumquat
orange marmalade, pepper jelly, vinegars of dill, basil,
lemon-mint and mixed herb, and Island cookies. Tropical
Proceeds will benefit the Anna Maria Island Treasures
Community Center. Sponsors of the tour are the Boutique cr
Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the historic city pier and & Cafe
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 E
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. AR IA
Holmes Beach Islander Bystander, 5404 Ma-
rina Drive; First National Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive; No Parking 67th St./
LaPensee Plumbing, 5348 Gulf Drive; Crowder
Bros. Hardware, 3552 East Bay Drive; Island Dis-
count Tackle, 3240 East Bay Drive .
Bradenton Beach Beach House Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive Marina Dr.
Longboat Key Longboat Super Package, /
6850 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Bradenton Westbay Athletic Club, 6500
Manatee Ave. W.; Lively Kitchens, 7232 Manatee 0
Ave. W.; Flowers by Don, 2715 Manatee Ave. W.; PARKING ALONG
Baskets of Memories, 6737 Manatee Ave. W. GULF DRIVE AND
This special section provides a picturesque peek
at the five homes on the tour.
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The Home of Frank and Marlene Derfiler
105 67th Street Holmes Beach
What can you do with a plain cinder-block
cottage? A lot!
Dr. Edgar Huth was the first physician on Anna
Maria Island and in the early 1950s he built a simple
cottage set back from the beach. Dr. Huth was busy
eradicating mosquitoes from the Island and deliver-
ing babies for a growing population, but he found
time to build a larger house for his own expanding
family on the beach.
The original cottage was eventually purchased
by Reed Mapes, a developer who does a lot of work
on the Island. Mapes later renovated the cottage.
This is a beautiful and innovative example of ,
Island renovation using the finest materials. The
cottage features vaulted ceilings, beautiful granite
counters and dramatic interior decoration. A private
garden adds a touch of elegance to the beach
For Frank and Marlene Derfler, who perma-
nently reside in Anna Maria, this cottage serves as a
guest house and get-away. You'll enjoy seeing what
you can do with a "simple" cottage.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I MARCH 12, 1997 0 PAGE 3-B 1I
The outside of the "plain cinder-block" house of Frank and Marlene Derfler.
Beautiful granite counters highlight the kitchen.
Whimsical features adorn the bedrooms.
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2 The Home of Dee and Harry Boothe
S i(& lf Boulevard Anna Maria o
o as built prior to 1920 by Capt. Mitch
D builders and developers of
gnce and was known as "the
i *towas painted brilliant red
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the i i taken to the site by
horse a agons. e house is constructed of
native pine with cypress shingles.
Construction is typical of early Florida homes. It
originally had wrap-around front and rear porches.
The porch was changed from screen to glass in later
years. The front door and living room windows are
original hand-rolled glass with iron hardware.
A collection of antique banks are displayed ,
around the ceiling on the front porch where the
screen vents were removed. The living room and
two bedrooms on the first floor have beaded-pine
ceilings and 1 1/2-inch box-car siding on the walls. ..)
Ten-foot-high ceilings help keep the home cool.
The kitchen and dining area, as well as the
second floor converted into a master bedroom,
bath and sitting area have been modernized. All
rooms have views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Arrangements have been made to provide parking
at lots on Gulf Drive adjoining the Post Office Plaza. The ext
erior of the Dee and Harry Boothe home, built prior to 1920 by Capt. Mitch Davis of Anna Maria.
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3 The Home of Carol and Ron Morrow
510 Kumquat Drive Anna Maria
After owning two other Island properties since
the late 1970s, Ron and Carol built this home in 1989
with the dream of retirement here.
They chose the lot for the beautiful view of
Bimini Bay. They live in Winter Haven and spend
weekends and any other convenient time in their
A unique collection of Carol's angels are dis-
played along with several paintings of fish by Beth
Joiner, a well-known St. Augustine artist, and a
'Robert Butler Jr. painting that hangs over the bar. A
large sailfish is mounted in the den and the home
features a wine cellar.
At right, the exterior of the Carol and Ron
Morrow home on Kumquat in Anna Maria.
At left, the Morrow home boasts a grand view of
Bimini Bay and features a fish artistry in many of the
Waterfront living Island-style is portrayed in the
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4 "Enchanted Cottage"
,lme of Tom and Sissy Quinn
a Boulevard Anna Maria
t reo rds of Manatee County
Lof sale for land sold to
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P ds4dent George Bean and
h ood y th end garage seven years
later in 1920. inlly,there was one bedroom and
no bathroom. A second bedroom was added by Olga
Blair, fifth owner of the property, in 1949 by enclos-
ing a portion of the porch.
There were no building permits and no record
of the third bedroom addition and the front door
was eliminated, making the back door the entry to
When the Quinns purchased the home in 1992,
the garage was condemned and the house was in a
poor state of repair with many building citations.
An elderly couple who resided behind the cottage
at the time referred to it as, "The dump up front."
It was the location that attracted the Quinns to
the home and now, nearly five years later, they
invite you to see the emergence of "cracker cottage"
renovation that compliments their lifestyle.
The "Enchanted Cracker Cottage" of Tom and Sissy Quinn of Anna Maria.
The landscaping and deck.
A bedroom in the Quinn home on North Bay Boulevard.
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i Up to 1 1/2 years PEST CONTROL $4995
STIM-BOR- Protects Wood Against All Wood Boring Insects
ASCEND Professional Strength Fire Ant Bait
NO FLEA -1 yr. flea control for home $3995
Yard & Pet Products. All Professional Strength
Products for your home, business or boat.
3633 Cortez Rd. W. 4568 Clark Rd. E. 528 Brandon Blvd. E
(behind McDonalds) (near Macintosh) Route 60
Bradenton 758-4399 Sarasota 922-1817 Brandon (813) 651-4477
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Located at home #3, 610 Kumquat, Anna Maria
Our 1997 boutique includes unique crafts by local artists and deli-
cious culinary temptations. Included are many taste tempations to
take home and enjoy, all made by our best Island chefs ...
Swamp Cabbage Relish* Yellow Squash Relish
Sweet Green Tomato Crisps Pineapple Preserves
Kumquat Marmalade Orange Marmalade Pepper Jelly
Vinegars: Dill, Basil, Lemon-Mint and Mixed-Herb
Ritzy Island Cookies
Relax beside Bimini Bay at our tour cafe and enjoy baked
goods, cool drinks or luncheon sandwiches including ...
Cold Cucumber Soup or Gazpacho
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Iced Tea or Lemonade
Our prices are right and all proceeds benefit the
Anna Maria Island Community Center
Special thanks to our Fourth Annual
Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes sponsors ...
ANNA MARIA OYSTER BAR
on Anna Maria City Pier
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 12, 1997 0 PAGE 7-B RI
5 The Home of Dr. and Mrs. Richard
804 North Shore Drive Anna Maria
When Teresa and Richard Garcia commissioned
Winter Haven Architect Gene Leedy to design a
home, they wanted it to be done in his award-
winning and unique contemporary style tall
enough to catch the Gulf's views and breezes and
capable of accommodating the Garcia's six children
and nine grandchildren during holiday vacations.
Concrete beams and fluted blocks add solidity to
the towering structure, enhanced by the generous
use of glass and wood inside and out.
The lushly landscaped central atrium is sur-
rounded by balconies facing a custom elevator.
Suspended wood steps and a three-story glass.
window give unity to the multiple levels. Spiral
staircases on the south and north sides of the home'A"""_
allow direct access to second-floor bedrooms.
The living and family rooms, kitchen, pantry and "
utilities occupy the third floor, where French doors
open to balconies and a connecting bridge. Cantile-
vered rooms in the back of the home are utilized for
nursery, study and spare dormitories.
The furnishings were designed by Leedy, and n oI
the interior design was executed by Winter Park
artist Rosemary Gillet. Her paintings adorn walls in
the living room and family room. The palatial home of Dr. and Mrs. Richard
Numerous sculptures and paintings reflect the Garcia ofAnna Maria, featuring designs by
Garcia's love for abstract art from Sarasota's SydG.arc iravonnarMariae f atu win design- "m
Sol nan a tv "e in t. Olndo s M rk L ya rs Winter Haven Architect Gene Leedy in a contem-
Solomon and Pat Cashin to Orlando's Mark Lamm. i 3.
The focus of the exercise room is a petroglyph- porary style, tall enough to catch the breeze and
inspired dyptic by Santa Fe artist Richard Newhart. able to accommodate six children and nine
Royal poincianas, wedelia, a year-round grandchildren.
bloomer and fig vine surround this stunning home,
which was completed in 1995.
Lushly landscaped courtyards lead into a mN1 0"
central atrium faced by balconies.
Photography of all homes
courtesy Cynthia Finn
HURRICANE GLASS SHIELD, INC.
From 3M, a remarkable new way to protect your home
Looking for a way to protect your family and home against bad weather?
3M has come up with a sensational new window film. It's called
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Put it on your glass windows and doors, and you'll create a barrier that's
almost impossible to penetrate.
"I had it put on my windows for a number of reasons," says Regency condo
owner Grace Reese. "First of all, I wanted to cut out 99% of that ultraviolet light and AREA S
that awful glare we get down here in Florida, so my furnishings wouldn't fade. And
of course, for hurricane protection too. The nice thing about it though, is that I still LARGEST
have my beautiful view. The film is clear even though it's tinted for sun control."
'We travel a lot so we really needed something on our windows that we SELECTION OF
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tra High Performance ScotchshieldTM is so versatile because it gives you hurri-
cane protection, sun control and protection against intruders all in one film!"
"That's because the film absorbs the force of the blow and while the glass
may crack, the Ultrashield holds the pieces together to provide a barrier," says Kevin
Pat have been in the window film business for 14 years and they know when they M O D E L H O M E
see a product that exceeds conventional expectations. "Ultra Scotchshield goes well F.gURNIU RE, -, --
beyond anything we've ever seen before," they say. "This 3M product is anP WI EW E E
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ber of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Council. Nokomis 923 S. Tamiami Tr. (across from Dearybury Donuts) 485-4099
Phone: (941) 921-0844 for more information or a free estimate. Sarasota 4501 S. Tamiami Tr. (3 blocks N of the Landings) 925-1131
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