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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


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Changes may profoundly affect home fix-ups


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Many of the proposed changes in Anna Maria
City's codes are housecleaning efforts to clear up con-
fusing language.
However, at least one of the proposed changes
commissioners are expected to pass at their Tuesday,
April 8, meeting will ensure the city remains a commu-
nity dominated by single-family homes.
A proposed one-sentence change in the code states
"no structure shall exceed two habitable areas of floors
or living space."
The code already includes a rule preventing any-
one from building higher than 37 feet.
If a property owner builds to 37 feet, the change
would mean the owner could build three floors high.
The proposed restriction would mean the bottom floor


could be used strictly for parking or storage, no mother-
in-law apartment allowed.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said the code change is
good for the city and property owners.
"The code now limits buildings to 37 feet. We're
just adding this so people can't build more than two
livable floors," Shumard said. "We have single-family
dwellings in Anna Maria. We don't want apartments.
If you have a home that's two stories and want to go up
another floor, you'll have to clear out the bottom floor."
According to Commissioner Doug Wolfe, over the
years some property owners have skirted city codes,
adding on to their homes room by room until they cre-
ated enough rooms to rent them out as apartments.
In one case, Wolfe said a property owner created
seven apartments over the years.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said adding


another floor to an existing home requires a property
owner to jump a number of hurdles.
Engineering must show the first floor walls could
withstand the load of a another floor.
Then there's the Federal Emergency Management
Agency 50 percent rule that states if a person renovates
a home, the cost cannot exceed 50 percent of the value
of the home excluding the property. If a person does
exceed 50 percent costs, they must raise the home 14
feet off the ground with nothing but parking and stor-
age allowed on the ground floor.
"Then there's the city's building codes that contain
all kinds of limitations," Charnock said. "Even if we
didn't change the code limiting the number of floors,
the hurdles are significant."
Commissioners are expected to pass a number of
code changes at their 7:30 p.m. meeting April 8.


Record-breaking crowd attends Easter Sunrise Service
The parking lot was filled to overflowing at the 30th annual Kiwanis Club of scaled the lifeguard station for this panorama of the beach from Gulf Drive to


Anna Maria Island.Easter worship service held at the Manatee County Public
Beach on Easter morning. Islander photographer Edna Tiemann bravely


the Gulf of Mexico.


Holmes Beach residents may face fine for tall grass


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A proposed Homes Beach ordinance regulating the
height of grass is slated for further discussion and re-
view by the planning commission.



Let the
sea turtles
be free
Now hale and hearty,
the Kemp's Ridley sea ""
turtle is shown being
released by Dr. Charles
Manire of Mote. Two
turtles were released
back into the Gulf last
week. Islander Photo:
Bob Ardren




Turtles recover,
A pair of sea turtles was successfully released back
into the placid waters of the Gulf of Mexico last week
by Mote Marine Laboratory scientists.
Both turtles had been brought to Mote in recent
months after sustaining injuries. They were success-
fully rehabilitated and released.'
One turtle, a Kemp's Ridley one of the rarest
and smallest of sea turtles was found seven miles off
Longboat Key by a fisherman. Its right front flipper had
been entangled in discarded monofilament fishing line.
The line was wrapped so tightly around the flipper that
it was swollen and lacerated. The wounds were deep
enough that it was estimated to have been in distress for
two weeks and was dehydrated and emaciated.
Once very close to extinction, the Kemp's Ridley
nests on a single Mexican beach where it nests totaled


The city commission last week made a few
changes in the draft ordinance submitted by City Attor-
ney Patricia Petruff. The ordinance covers city as well
as private property and limits grass height to eight
inches over 30 percent of improved property and 12


released by Mote
over 2,000 last summer. Just a decade ago, those num-
bers were under 600. Authorities credit support from
the Mexican government and turtle excluder devices in
shrimp nets for the turnaround.
Interestingly, the Kemp's Ridley hatches on that
single Mexican beach and then many of them spend
their juvenile years along the mangrove coasts of west
Florida. That makes local waters one of the best places
anywhere to see a Kemp's Ridley.
The other turtle, a juvenile green sea turtle, was
found about 10 miles off north Siesta Key. The turtle
had an abundant growth of algae covering it and had
sustained injuries to all its flippers.
Both turtles were successfully treated by biologists
at Mote and released at approximately the same areas
they were discovered.


inches over 30 percent of unimproved property.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore said the code en-
forcement officer asked for the ordinance in order to
cite property owners who don't cut their grass, creat-
ing a haven for snakes and rodents.
"It's one of the most common complaints and we
have nothing objective for him to enforce," she said.
"It's for public safety."
"I have photos of two front lawns that have no
grass but they look like hell," Commission Chairman
Don Maloney said. "I think we are trying to regulate a
neighborhood problem. I think we should dump it."
Commissioner Ron Robinson liked the ordinance,
noting, "A short yard does not attract snakes and rats."
Petruff said she is unhappy with the definitions of
grass and weeds in the ordinance. The commission
agreed to eliminate them and just use the terms "grass,
weeds and underbrush."
"Is this in conflict with the Florida statute on
xeriscaping?" Irma Backelant-Lanning asked. "It says
municipalities must use xeriscaping on any new build-
ing and how is xeriscaping defined? Is it wild grass? Is
it natural grass? Is there any height to it?"
Resident John Swager agreed and noted,
"Xeriscaping uses natural plants that grow above eight
inches." Petruff said she would look at the statute.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ...................................................... 6
Those W ere the Days .............................. ... 7
Island Poet ...................................................... 9
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 16
School Daze............................................. .. 17
Streetlife ..................................................... 18
Anna Maria Island tides ............................ 22
Crossword puzzle....................................... 32


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


APRIL 2, 1997






liE PAGE 2 K APRIL 2, 1997 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


The exterior of city hall as envisioned by Emily Anne Smith. The view pictured is from Gulf Drive.

Bradenton Beach City Hall improvements pending


By Paul Roat
Changes are continuing in Bradenton Beach, as
commissioners unanimously approved going out to bid
on what could be a $100,000 interior and exterior reno-
vation of city hall.
Emily Anne Smith, with the Bradenton Beach ar-
chitectural firm of Eatman & Smith, presented final
drawings of the changes to the commission last week.
City hall, built 27 years ago, is suffering from in-
adequate security for city records and a lack of storage
space, Smith said. The plans call for providing the
mayor and each commissioner a private office in the
commission chambers, adding three seats to the meet-


ing area so 63 people can be accommodated, changing
the commission dais configuration, improving sound-
proofing and public address systems and revamping the
city clerk and building official offices.
Outside the building, Smith proposes to intensify
the landscaping, redesign the roof line and revamp the
look of the building to change the appearance from
"mediocre to the traditional roots of design heritage."
The commission endorsed $60,000 in interior im-
provements last fall, focusing mostly on the clerk and
building official offices. Last Thursday, commission-
ers agreed to go out to bid on altering the commission
chambers plus revamping the exterior facade.


Costs for the entire city hall renovation estimated
by Building Official Bill Sanders to be in the
$100,000-$125,000 range, although Smith said she
expected the construction bids to be lower and
wouldn't hazard a guess at the bid proposals.
City officials intend to pay for the renovation work
through the one-cent sales tax increase approved sev-
eral years ago. Bradenton Beach has $174,408 in that
account, which is limited to infrastructure improve-
ments in the city, and expects to get an additional
$131,000 later this year from that revenue source.
Commissioners will formally approve the project
once bids are received by the city, probably next month.


Bean Point plantings sacrificed, scaled back at walkover


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Commissioners have scaled back a
plan to landscape the area surrounding the North Bay
Boulevard pedestrian bridge.
At the same time, officials at their Tuesday, March 25,
meeting gave a North Shore Drive homeowner the right
to allow trucks to trample vegetation at the Bean Point
Beach access so workers can trim Australian pines.
John Dicks, 823 North Shore, has state and city per-
mits to trim the trees so he'll have a better view of Gulf
waters. He wants workers to be able to access the area
from the Bean Point dune walkway.
Commissioners said they will require Dicks to pay
money up front for replacing vegetation workers might
destroy.


The homeowner on the other side of the access from
Dicks also wants to use the right of way to bring in trucks
and workers, Public Works Director Phil Chamock said.
Dicks previously had workers use the right of way to
move trucks to where the trees are located on sand dunes
behind his home. Chamock said plants that volunteers put
in to beautify the beach access were destroyed and Dicks
did not replace them.
Commissioner Elaine Burkly said the city is setting
a precedent by allowing Dicks to use public right of way.
"They knew the trees were there when they bought
and built on those lots," Burkly said. "They should have
cut the trees back when they were building."
The commission approved Dicks' request with Com-
missioner Doug Wolfe voting against it and Commis-
sioner Robert McElheny abstaining, an apparent violation


of state law that requires elected officials to vote unless
they have a financial conflict.
Wolfe indicated his vote was a matter of principle.
"I don't think we need to go through this whole
megillah to allow someone to go across city property,
Wolfe said.
McElheny said he didn't vote at all for the same rea-
son Wolfe gave.
"Other people don't have to have permission to go
across city property," McElheny said.
But permission wasn't granted merely for the use of
the Bean Point walkover- it includes allowing the North
Shore Drive property owners to demolish established na-
tive landscaping and replace it with new plantings. Dicks'
claim is that there is no other access to the beach front on
his property. Chamock said the walkover would have to
be closed while trucks were accessing the areas.
Landscaping material at the walkover area includes
Sabal plams donated by Scot Ricci, city bought materials
and propogated plants from the city historical park. More
than a hundred of hours of volunteer labor went into plant-
ing, mulching, watering and nurturing the plants.
Volunteers involved in the original landscape project
said they've been to look over the situation and it appears
to be possible for the Bean Point homeowners to do the
work proposed without damaging anything at all.
It looks as though they're taking the "easy way out"
over the planted areas, said one source.
In another landscaping matter, the commissioners
turned down a donation of native buttonwood and cabbage
palm trees for the pedestrian bridge on Bay Boulevard
after the commission approved landscaping there at its
March 11 meeting.
Now the only thing planted will be ground cover such
as spartina, purslane and panic grass and some sea oats.
A resident who lives on the north side of Lakeview and
North Bay Boulevard complained the trees would block
his view of Tampa Bay.
However, Commissioner Doug Wolfe said the
resident's complaint had nothing to do with scaling back
the landscaping.
"I didn't especially like the idea from the get-go,"
Wolfe said. "I want to keep this area as barrier island as
possible. What we have out here is cactus and scrub pine
and palm trees. That's what a barrier island is. We didn't
need it. Why clutter a beautiful coast line with plantings?
We might get a palm tree in there."
Sod was installed immediately adjacent to the con-
crete path leading up to the walkover last week.


At an Anna Maria City Commission meeting last
week Mayor Chuck Shumard polled the members for
a yea or nay on a matter and Commissioner Robert
McElheny sat stubbornly staring at the mayor, appar-
ently refusing to vote.
McElheny did not express himself, but rather sat
silent as the mayor asked, "Yea or nay?"
"OK. The vote is three to one," Shumard said and
the board moved on to other business.
By the vote, the commission approved a request for
homeowners adjacent to the Bean Point walkover to
demolish city landscaping in order to trim trees and
landscaping on the beach side of their North Shore
Drive properties. The owners claim no other access
exists for the necessary trucks and equipment to cut
trees and remove debris.
McElheny's refusal to vote went without any offer-
ing of explanation at the meeting.
His inaction constitutes an apparent violation of
state law that requires elected officials to vote unless
they have a financial conflict according to Florida law.
Florida Statute 286.012 states: "no member of any
state, county or municipal governmental board, com-
mission or agency who is present at any meeting of any
such body at which an official decision, ruling or other
official act is to be taken or adopted may abstain from
voting in regard to any such decision."
Chapter 112 of the Florida Statutes says that pub-


lic officers must, prior to the vote being taken, publicly
state to those in attendance at the meeting, the nature of
the conflict from which he or she is abstaining.
Any public officer voting on any measure which
would "inure to the officer's special private gain or loss,
inure to the gain or loss of any principal by whom the
officer is retained; or which the officer knows would
inure to the special private gain or loss of a relative or
business associate of the public officer shall, within 15
days after the vote occurs, disclose the nature of his or
her interest as a public record, filed with the person re-
sponsible for recording minutes of the meeting."
The statutes makes it unlawful for public officials
to have a private gain or loss for themselves, a relative
or business associate, without first disclosing the nature
of his or her interest. Notification must be in writing.
In the event the disclosure has not been made prior
to the meeting or the conflict is unknown prior to the
meeting, the disclosure must be made orally at the meet-
ing when it becomes known. In this case, a written
memorandum must be filed and incorporated into the
minutes of the meeting.
Lacking this criterion, McElheny has cited no such
conflict with regard to ignoring Shumard's request for
a vote on the motion before him that motion being
approval for two homeowners to destroy landscaping on
city property at Bean Point that included posting a bond
to assure satisfactory replacement of the plantings.


McElheny ignores call for vote


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 2, 1997 E PAGE 3 iE

Center changes course on shed, concession stand


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island Community Center leaders
have postponed construction of a utility shed and con-
cession stand at the Little League field until after base-
ball season.
And now there are plans to go forward with an
expansion that would connect the stadium to the main
building, add classrooms and accomplish the storage
and concession needs in a comprehensive re-design.
"They changed their minds," Mayor Chuck
Shumard said. "Now they want to build something big-
ger and better. This came as a complete surprise to me."
Shumard said, "We were ready to go. As a matter
of fact I told Phil Charnock to go ahead and issue the
permit."
Chamock, public works director, previously told the
Center the city required a new survey and design plans
with engineering seals before a permit could be issued.
After weeks of trying to get a permit for the shed,
the Center gave up under a barrage of bureaucratic red
tape.
The Center will now seek the assistance of archi-


Drift Inn to hold
fundraiser for ill
employee
The parking lot of the Drift Inn in
Bradenton Beach will come alive at noon with
fun, food and live music on Sunday, April 6.
The event is a fundraiser for Vicki Baker,
a five-year employee of the Drift Inn, who will
have major surgery in April. All proceeds will
help pay Baker's medical bills and living ex-
penses while recuperating. Come and join the
friends of the Drift Inn. 120 Bridge Street.
For more information, contact Jeanne
Pantila evenings at 745-5756 or Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday at 778-9088.


tect Gene Aubry to design much-needed addtions to the
Center including the utility shed/concession stand.
Last week, the Center put up a temporary structure
with a tarpaulin roof so it can make enough money
selling sodas and pizza to pay umpires. The Center said
it takes in about $5,000 during baseball season selling
. concessions.
The Center board of directors began talks in Janu-
ary on putting up a 278-square-foot building behind the
first base dugout. The old concession stand rife with
termites was torn down.
When plans were submitted to the city's public
works department for a permit, the drawings indicated
it would be a utility shed.
Later the city discovered the Center would utilize
the space to sell concessions during the 10-week Little
League season and the bureaucratic red tape began.
Anna Maria City owns the property the Center sits on.
Public Works Director Phil Chamock declared the
shed a commercial property because the Center was
selling food. That forced the Center to change builders
from residential contractor Lee Edwards to commercial
contractor Hugh Holmes Jr. of Holmes Construction.
Public Works also asked the Center to submit re-
vised drawings and wanted assurances from the Mana-
tee County Health Department that selling food there
was proper.
Then the city asked the Center to pay for a survey
of the city-owned grounds the Center sits on before it
would issue a permit.
According to Pierrette Kelly, Center executive di-
rector, the most recent survey was done in 1990 at city
expense. She said Chamock was not satisfied with the
survey because the dugouts were not shown.
Charnock said city ordinances require a survey
within three years of permitting.
At its March 25 meeting, city commissioners said
if the Center had been up front about what it wanted to
do with the building, the permit would have been is-
sued and the building could have been built prior to
Little League season.
Commissioner Robert McElheny, who is on the
Center's board, said he was not pleased with the pro-


cess and he told the Center more than a month ago what
it needed to do.
"The utility building was more than a utility build-
ing. What was presented to the city was a misnomer,"
McElheny said at the March 25 meeting. "The story
wasn't given to our building official correctly. I'm a
little upset because about 40 people got involved in
this.
"The bottom line is that it's going to be a conces-
sion stand and if the city had been told what it was
going to be in the first place, it would have been done
three weeks ago."
He said it should be incumbent on the city and the
Center to follow the letter of the law when trying to get
a permit to build.
"If we expect our citizens to follow procedure, we
should do it first and foremost and toe the line,"
McElheny said. "All we asked the Center to do is build
this properly. There is a structure for building in this
city and we should follow it."




Anna Maria City
4/2, 7 p.m., Occupational License Committee
4/8, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session

Bradenton Beach
4/3, 7 p.m., commission meeting. Agenda:
Commissioner/department liaison reports,
mayor's administrative update, Citizen
Advisory Task Force recommendations,
streets and roads maintenance agreement with
the Florida Department of Transportation,
selection of an Island Transportation Planning
Organization representative, leash/curb dog
signs, Keep Manatee Beautiful request,
bikeway grant discussion and public comment.

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4/8, 7 p.m., Commission work session


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Commission: How to be intense without being dense?


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
At last week's work session the Holmes Beach
Commission continued discussion on the A-1 district
density issue but made no decisions.
Motel owners Frank Davis of Harrington House
Bed and Breakfast and Don Howard of the Island Plan-
tation Resort have pressed consideration of a failed
1993 ordinance that excludes hotel and motel rooms
from the definition of dwelling units in the comprehen-
sive plan.
The commission previously asked its building of-
ficial to find out how many motel rooms could be built
on an acre of land.
Building Official Joe Duennes said because of
many variables involved, it is difficult to determine the


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gave as an example a one-story elevated structure on
one acre, or 43,560 square feet of land.
The restrictions that would apply regardless of
project design were: setbacks, 8,500 square feet; 23
percent native vegetation, 10,890 square feet; and 30
percent impervious surface, 13,068 square feet.
"These three area requirements can conceivably be
used simultaneously if conditions for each are met with
respect to location and ground treatment. For example,
both pervious surface and native vegetation can occur
in the setback area," Duennes pointed out.
He said the remaining 30,492 square feet could be
used for parking and at 300 square feet per parking
space, there could be a maximum of 101 parking
spaces. With parking as the limiting factor, 84 rooms


would be the maximum allowed.
"However, practically speaking, 84 units could
never be built," he noted.
Other requirements such as building and support
columns, elevators and stairs, ingress and egress and
walkways would have to be subtracted from the square
footage allotted for parking. This would reduce park-
ing spaces to 80 or 90, which would put the number of
rooms at 66 to 75.
If features such as a swimming pool, office space,
employee parking and landscaping are added, it further
reduces the number of parking spaces and rooms.
"Without looking at a specific situation, this is the
best I can do," he said.

Density versus intensity
Davis presented a design for an addition to his bed
and breakfast inn that would add six or seven rooms.
Commission Chairman Don Maloney instructed Davis
to give the plan to Duennes to review.
Howard asked how many units he could put in one
of his buildings without changing the outside footprint.
Maloney asked him to work with Duennes.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore asked why the city
defines a motel room as a dwelling unit.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said the comprehen-
sive plan defines the density in the district as 10 units
per acre, but does not say what kind of units. The com-
mission has always taken the position that 10 units per
acre included hotels and motels.
"There have been questions from time to time
about why we don't use the state definitions for pub-
lic lodging establishments," she said. "There are differ-
ent kinds of public lodging establishments. If you use
the state definitions, all the short-term housing units
(rented four times a year for less than 30 days) become
public lodging establishments, which very clearly be-
come a business."
"People are concerned about what could happen,"
Maloney said. "We are not talking about building Holi-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 2, 1997 M PAGE 5 iE

Trash hauler answers curbside recycling questions


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Commissioner Robert McElheny
wants city residents to get on the honey wagon or get
. off.
McElheny is pushing for the city to adopt curbside
recycling that would tack another $1.39 on to monthly
trash bills.
It's the right thing to do and gets the city out from
under a messy situation at its large recycling bins on
Pine Avenue, says McElheny.
People not only bring their recycled goods to the
Pine Avenue dumping site but also drop off car batter-
ies, sliding glass doors and whatever flotsam and jet-
sam they don't want.
According to McElheny, city workers patrol the
area almost daily to clean up the mess left behind.
At its next meeting Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m.,
Bub McKinney of Waste Management of Manatee
County will answer commission and resident questions
about curbside recycling.
"I've had more calls on this issue than any other
since I've been in office," McElheny said. "We will
never satisfy all the quirks or come up with a system


DENSITY, FROM PAGE 4
citizens to do something."
Petruff said the commission could use the concept
of intensity of use rather than density to regulate mo-
tels, which is how the city regulates all other commer-
cial uses.
The commission can change the language in the
comprehensive plan to state 10 units per acre does not
include hotels and motels, Petruff said. It would be
controlled by all other regulations such as parking,
ground coverage, height and the like. The commission
can also limit the number of units allowed per acre.
"What we're trying to find out is how can we be
intense without being dense," Maloney said.
Petruff said she can study the comprehensive plan
and provide the commission with options and also re-
work the 1993 proposed ordinance. However, she


that everyone likes. The point is we can either recycle
or we can throw it all away. Do we recycle for $1.39
or do we not?"
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said property owners,
many of whom don't live in Anna Maria but rent their
places, are opposed to recycling.
People are against paying for curbside recycling
when they're not here.
"I don't think we should rush into another way for
us to find a way for citizens to spend money," Wolfe
said. "Many are owners but they're not here."
But rental agents say trash hauling is commonly
paid by tenants or factored into the rent collected for
absentee owners. The same would apply for any recy-
cling fee.
However, Wolfe said something needs to be done
about the Pine Avenue. site where citizens toss goods
into four different bins.
The bins hold aluminum cans, newspaper, plastic
and three kinds of glass brown, green and clear.
The problem with recycling in this manner is that
people don't separate the items properly. People mix
different color glass or put plastic in with newspapers.
When that happens, Waste Management takes recycled


noted, "I'm not sure if I've been given any direction to
do anything."
"The city has decreased the number of motels units
per acre from 36 to 22 to 16 to 10," Commissioner
Luke Courtney said. "There were no mistakes made. In
1989 the decrease was discussed thoroughly and the
change was made. I see no reason to reverse that."
"At the Econo Lodge in Bradenton Beach, I
haven't seen one change except the sign," Whitmore
said. "As long as we have restrictions, there's no way
they can get bigger."
"I wanted a change in 1993 and it didn't happen,"
Commissioner Pat Geyer said. "The market has totally
changed. Why not give these people a little better use
of their property?"
"Do you have a better idea of what we want you to
do?" Maloney asked Petruff.
"I'll try it," she replied.


goods to the dump.
"We keep harping on recycling and recyclables,"
Wolfe said. "Practically nothing at Pine Avenue is be-
ing recycled because of contamination. Waste Manage-
ment comes and picks it up and takes almost all of it to
the county landfill."
Mayor Chuck Shumard said he has seen everything
from batteries to old tires at the Pine Avenue bins.
Commissioners anticipate eliminating the dumpsters if
curbside recycling is initiated.
"The city goes there every day to clean it up,"
Shumard said. "We used to get money back from recy-
cling, but that's dwindled to almost nothing."
Whether you want curbside recycling or want to
just throw it all away, show up for the April 8 meeting
and let commissioners know how you feel.



Dial M

for mayor
Holmes Beach residents were puzzled last
week when they tried to call Mayor Bob
VanWagoner and got a recording saying his num-
ber was disconnected.
The mayor explained that after he moved to
his present residence, the phone company for-
warded the calls for two months. When it stopped
forwarding the calls, the message came into play.
He didn't know about the problem until someone
told him, he said.
When VanWagoner found out, he was told by
the phone company that because he is using the
owners' phone at the home he is renting, he can't
be listed in the directory without the owners' per-
mission. He received permission last weekend and
will soon be listed with directory assistance.
"I apologize to anyone who's had a problem
reaching me," he said. "All the city employees
and commissioners have my number."
The mayor can be reached at 778-6282.


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Anna Maria in the
limelight, again
It seems Anna Maria can't stay out of trouble. The
proverbial gun that shoots people in the foot is on a
repetitive setting.
And meanwhile, all has been quiet in Bradenton
Beach and Holmes Beach. Well, relatively so. A cell
tower is perched on the horizon in Holmes Beach, pre-
paring to pierce the tranquil sky and improve cell phone
reception.
And Bradenton Beach is about to embark on a
$100,000-plus-or-minus renovation of city hall that is
only diminished by the Holmes Beach plan to spend
$1.4 million.
Last week we were outraged by Anna Maria City's
reluctance to waive a survey and architectural plans for
a 278-square-foot shed and concession stand for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
At last week's meeting, commissioners stated they
wouldn't grant an exception for the Center because
"other citizens would expect the same treatment."
But the Center is not a citizen. It is on city property,
supported by tax dollars and donations and it is not a
citizen. When the Center has to pay, it is at our expense.
In fact, the previous survey done in 1990 was paid
for by the city.
After what we assume was a plethora of phone
calls to city hall last week on behalf of the Center, the
mayor directed that a permit be issued immediately.
Thanks, said the Center, but no thanks. With all the
tremblings over a permit, the Center people have de-
cided to rethink and make it worth their while by ask-
ing the city for more. Much more.
They plan to come back to city hall for an addition
of classroom space in the main building and a conces-
sion stand with room to cook and serve hot dogs, pop-
corn, candy and yes, Crackerjacks.
Hopefully they'll get better treatment next time
around. And hopefully, the commission will be willing
to dig into its infrastructure windfall, revenue resulting
from the school tax, to make it all happen.


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Meanwhile, back at the point
At the same meeting where the Center was criticized
so heavily, the board granted permission to two Bean
Point homeowners to wipe out a landscaping project that
cost more than a hundred hours of volunteer labor.
The vote to allow use of the city walkway to access
beach front yards to trim trees and landscaping sounds
reasonable on the surface.
That is provided you aren't aware one of the
homeowners has been cited for destroying vegetation
there already.




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It smacks of a slap in the face to the volunteers who
worked so hard. Their efforts beautified the walkway
with native plants and helped differentiate from the
private property on either side.
In view of the fact that most homeowners have no
alternative but to pay tree trimmers and landscapers to
haul material from their back yards without getting
trucks in to make the job faster, easier and cheaper, it
appears the city has sacrificed a project that provided
betterment for all for the advantage of the few.
What assurance does the city have that the
homeowners will use native plants for replacement and
utilize the same care and nurturing? None.

But that's not all
Commissioner Robert McElheny erred by not vot-
ing on the Bean Point landscaping bumble. It appears
he broke the law.


He told us he didn't vote because he believed a
principle overrode the decision-making process. That
which he said was, "Other people don't have to have
permission to go across city property."
That's true. We are all welcome to use the city
walkways without expressed prior consent. But we've
never encountered permission to wantonly destroy city
property or to disregard the contribution of volunteers.
And we don't recall another instance of a city com-
missioner ignoring his elected responsibility by ignor-
ing a vote.
The review of the associated statutes leads us to
believe McElheny will need to make a disclosure of
conflict of interest in the matter of the city's dump
truck repairs which have been contracted at his sugges-
tion at his place of employment.
Just remember when you hear the excuses, that
ignorance is no excuse.


I YOUR OPINe


Charnock plays by the rules
I admire and am intrigued by many of The Islander
Bystander's opinions.
However, I feel the newspaper and other people
have come down too hard on Phil Charnock.
He's a good American and I respect the fact he tries
to do his job no matter what the situation. He takes
pride and tries to do well.
He's willing to work with people if they go by the
rules. I for one am glad he's on the payroll in Anna Maria.
As my dad always said "Do it right or don't do
it at all!"
Ellen Trudelle, Anna Maria

Anna Maria deserves better
The City of Anna Maria deserves a building official
who has the technical and financial competence to admin-
ister the building official and public works departments.
Why have Mayor Chuck Shumard and certain city
commissioners allowed a financially bankrupt em-
ployee such as Phil Charnock to administer this office?
Philip L. Charnock's Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Docket
#96-16317-8P7 was filed 11/25/96 with debts dis-
charged in 1997 with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in


Tampa, Fla.
This all in an effort to beat various individual,
lender and business debts. This on a salary in excess of
$30,000 per year from the city and whose home address
is a boat slip in a local marina-
How can the mayor and certain city commission-
ers continue to allow the city building official to admin-
ister our codes and ordinances and as director of pub-
lic works to handle our tax dollars often without
competitive bids?
The people of this community deserve much bet-
ter from our elected officials and from our hard-earned
tax dollars.
Robert and Marcia Barlow, Anna Maria

Coverage makes games live
Kudos to Kevin Cassidy for his excellent reporting
of sporting events. His descriptive adjectives and
phrases make the written words come alive.
As a newcomer to this area, I've found The Islander
Bystander to be informative and enjoyable reading.
Congratulations to the entire staff and in particu-
lar to Kevin Cassidy.
Howard Splete, Bradenton Beach


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THOSE WERE THE FAYS
Part 9, The Roaring Twenties
by June Alder


The 1921 hurricane wiped out the wharves and fish houses of Cortez.

AFTER THE DELUGE


As dawn came up the day after the
terrible Hurricane of 1921, Jack
Leffingwell found himself marooned on
a rooftop near what was left of the
bridge he had built to Anna Maria Key.
Everywhere he looked was water.
The familiar outlines of Anna Maria Is-
land, Longboat Key and the Cortez pen-
insula had been changed almost beyond
recognition. It was hard to figure out
where the sea stopped and the land be-
gan. Instead of one Longboat Pass, there
were two or three. There was a void
where Cortez had been-its wharves
and fish houses had disappeared. All.
Jack could see of Anna Maria were a
few treetops sticking up above the
breakers still tumbling in from the Gulf.
As for his bridge-only the top of
the drawbridge mechanism was visible,
surrounded by a floating carpet of
planks the storm had torn away from
what was to have been the roadway to
Cortez Beach..
The hot'sun began to beat down on
the hotel roof, and Jack, thirsty and get-
ting light-headed, wondered if anyone
was left to think about him. He was re-
lieved to hear a shout at midmorning. A
fisherman friend of his had come in a
motorboat to rescue him.
"I collected my engineering instru-
ments and the bridge plans and we
started for dry land," Jack wrote in his
memoir of the storm. "Our boat finally
grounded at about Joe Black's place on
the Cortez Road. There I was told that
everyone except little me had been
evacuated before the storm reached its
height."
Someone took Jack to Bradentown
where he was amazed to find the storm
had done almost no damage at all (just


ten miles from the hurricane center).
But as he learned later, all the
coastal communities were hit. He
wrote:
"Sarasota had severe damage. The
docks on the waterfront were wrecked,
and the big Ringling yacht 'Zambrota'
was blown a quarter of a mile inland.
St. Petersburg suffered considerable
damage but Tampa was the worst off,
as most of the water in Tampa Bay was
blown into the city, forming a tidal
wave. Bayshore Boulevard in that city
was under 18 feet of water; people
along Bayshore had to be rescued from
second-story windows. Davis Island
was totally submerged, a large schoo-
ner was on top of the Mallory Docks,
other ships were sunk and Dr. Helm's
Sanitarium, which was located on
Bayshore, was totally destroyed."
Records of the 1921 hurricane bear
out what Jack Leffingwell remem-
bered.
Amazingly, there were only five
lives lost, all in Tampa. In their first
editions after the storm, newspapers in
St. Petersburg and Tampa printed ru-
mors of as many as 150 lives lost at
Pass-a-Grille and Anna Maria Key. But
later editions apologized for the misin-
formation.
All things considered, the people
of Anna Maria (numbering probably
not more than 50 souls in 1921) were
very lucky. If population numbers had
been anywhere near where they are to-
day well, it gives you shivers to
think about it.

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Heritage Trail charrette termed success


By Paul Roat
Almost 200 people pored over maps, exchanged
tips about their favorite places and began forming a
Heritage Trails system through Manatee and Sarasota
counties.
A charrette, or workshop, was held last week on
identifying and preserving environmental and cultural
areas in the region. The charrette was sponsored by the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program and the Na-
tional Parks Service.
"A lot of your resources are hidden," said Sam
Stokes. He is the chief of the National Park Service
Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program.
Stokes said the fledgling program here is "one of
the largest we've been involved in, with two counties
and several major cities."
The keys to a successful program, Stokes said, in-
clude being concerned with all the resources in the re-
gion. "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts"
in a successful Heritage Trail, he said.
Many partners in the program also lead to a viable
trail, Stokes continued, including local and state gov-
ernment, not-for-profit groups and businesses. "You
need to focus on what is good for your community, and
all the interested groups must be involved," he said.
Participants in the charrette identified spots they
believed were important due to their cultural, histori-
cal or natural significance. The initial maps will be
fleshed out by the University of Florida and consoli-
dated into a master chart, with assistance by subcom-
mittee members.
People who wish to assist with the mapping pro-
cess may still sign up by calling 359-5841. The final
product will be unveiled at Sept. 24 workshop.
"The trails system will initially be what we already
have," Sarasota Bay Program Public Affairs Director
Jaime Doubek said. "Phase I will include bike paths,


Bradenton Beach Commissioner John Chappie, Vice
Mayor Charlie Grace, Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner and Bradenton Beach Commissioner
Connie Drescher were a few of the participants in the
Heritage Trails charrette. Islander Photo: Paul Roat

greenway corridors and blueways scenic waterways
and anchorage sites in Sarasota Bay."
Besides the map, a brochure will be produced iden-


tifying and explaining the areas deemed significant in
the area, plus signage and a logo.
The goal of the program is to provide visitors and
residents with a glimpse of the "real Florida" some-
thing more and more visitors are seeking when they
come to the Sunshine State.
Here's an excerpt from a March 1996 Florida
Trend article, "Marketing the Real Florida," by Herbert
L. Hiller:
"Florida tourism is losing market share because
consumers around the globe increasingly prefer desti-
nations that evoke a strong and unique sense of place.
In the face of this trend, Florida continues to squander
its natural and cultural assets, to the point that its im-
age is now increasingly that of a non-place a land
of generic attractions and condo canyons, surrounded
by fearless sprawl that might as well be anywhere."
But not all is doom and gloom for Florida's tour-
ism industry.
Florida is a national leader in the "rails-to-trails"
program, converting unused railroad rights of way into
nature trails. More than 50 such trails are either in use
or planned. One of the most popular trails is the 32-
mile Pinellas Trail, which includes downtown Dunedin
and St. Petersburg. More than 1.1 million people use
the trail annually. In fact, as Hiller writes, "With vir-
tually no publicity or marketing effort, the state now
receives over 600 requests a week for informational
literature about Florida nature trails."
Another popular trail runs from Tallahassee to the
coast, a 20-mile railroad right of way that is popular
with bikers, joggers, skaters and people looking for a
touch of nature.
Once established, the Heritage Trails here may be
used as a model throughout Florida as a way to allow
visitors and residents an opportunity to get closer to
nature.


Contiguous lot owners getting closer to relief


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Contiguous lot owners came one step closer to
being able to sell or build on their lots last week when
the Holmes Beach City Commission approved lan-
guage for a proposed ordinance.
The language reads: "Any vacant lots which are
part of the platted subdivision approved by the City of
Holmes Beach and recorded in the public records and
which qualified as buildable at the time the plat was
approved will be considered a buildable lot for single
family home purposes, provided that construction oth-
erwise conforms to requirements of this ordinance in-
cluding but not limited to setbacks, yards, lot coverage
and open space."
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said there is still a
question about whether the commission wants to in-
clude lots which have a house built across them. She
included language that would not allow a house to be
demolished in order to separate the lots.
Petruff said both she and Gerald Smelt, a planner
with the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, have
concerns about objections to the proposed ordinance
from the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
She said the DCA, which approves the comprehensive
plans, might view it as a density issue.
"The DCA objected in 1989 when we said all ex-
isting lots of record are buildable," she recalled. "I
checked with other jurisdictions in the state and I have
not found one that allows this type of provision. They


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by fire district on
Wednesday
The Anna Maria Fire District will offer
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the second and fourth Wednesdays of each
month from 6 to 10 p.m. Participants will re-
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Call the administrative office at 778-6621
for further information.


have language that requires contiguous, non-conform-
ing lots of record to be combined for zoning purposes."

Discussion clarifies the issue
"Why not allow property owners to have the same
rights they had when they bought the lots?" Commis-
sion Chairman Don Maloney asked.
"In addition to creating a tracking problem, it will
not help those who bought their lots after 1976, when
contiguous lots of record were required to be com-
bined," Petruff replied. "We're having problems with
people who bought their lots in the last three to eight
years."
Commissioner Luke Courtney noted that property
owner Joe Kennedy was given permission last month
to remove a garage and split his lots.
Petruff said that can't be used as a precedent be-
cause Kennedy had a letter from the former building
official John Fernandez stating that he would have two
buildable lots if the structure were removed and he re-
lied upon that letter.
Commissioner Pat Geyer asked how many con-
tiguous lots have houses built across them.
Building Official Joe Duennes said that is difficult
to determine but he said, there is a real problem with
single lots split off from contiguous properties and sold
as buildable lots.
Geyer asked about a request from Ernest Kendler
which is similar to Kennedy's problem. Commissioner
Carol Whitmore said he should make his case with
documentation as Kennedy did.
"One thing you need to be aware of is that all of
your codes are exempt from the private property rights
act because they were enacted prior to the adoption of
that law," Petruff noted. "Any law adopted after the
legislature adjourned in 1995 is subject to the act,
which includes anything you do to this code. If some-
one can show that the law unreasonably or unfairly
burdens the property he could be entitled to some re-
lief for damages."

The Kendler case
Commissioners then considered the request from
Kendler who, with John Robuck, purchased two lots at
117 White Avenue in June 1993. Previously both lots
were owned by the Powers family. Kendler said he and
Robuck planned to demolish the structure encroaching


on the lots and each build a single family residence.
Kendler said he checked with Fernandez before
purchasing the lots and was told if the house was de-
molished, there would be two buildable lots. He said
he had a letter from Fernandez and a letter from
Powers.
"They were sold as two lots and the price paid
was for two lots," he said. "I had four meetings with
Mr. Fernandez, one at the property, to discuss what
could be done to make it two buildable lots. We did
everything we could to get the blessing of the city."
Commissioner Ron Robinson asked why the con-
tract for the sale of the property lists Kendler and
Robuck as "tenants in common" when Kendler previ-
ously told the commission they purchased the lots in-
dividually and owned the house in common.
Kendler said it was written like that because Pow-
ers held the mortgage, but he and Robuck separated the
lots with a quit claim deed.
Petruff said if the deed lists the two as tenants in
common and has the legal description for both lots,
then they each own 50 percent of the property. Other-
wise there should be two deeds, she said.
"This does not reach the level of evidence that Joe
Kennedy supplied," Petruff noted.
"We're telling someone that if he has two contigu-
ous lots he can build on them, but if he has two lots
with a house, he can't," Courtney said. I don't see a
whole lot of difference. Take out the second para-
graph."
Robinson disagreed and said he is concerned about
"what that would open up in the future." He also noted
that Kendler's letter from Fernandez does not state that
if the house is removed, there will be two buildable
lots.
Maloney and Whitmore agreed with Courtney.
"You're going to open Pandora's Box," warned
resident Joan Perry, who agreed with Robinson.
"I don't think every person that has this problem
should have to go through this ordeal every time he
comes up here," Joe Kennedy stressed. "You need to
get this resolved so people don't have to throw their
money away and city employees don't have to spend
hours and hours on it. It's a waste of our tax dollars."
Commissioners agreed to eliminate the second para-
graph of the proposed language. Once the ordinance is
drafted, it will go the planning commission for review.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 2, 1997 0 PAGE 9 Ii

Commission wants special exception for Privateers' float


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
During an update on the Privateers' boat float, the
Holmes Beach Commission said it wants to give the
group a special exception to store the float in the city.
The commission has been discussing the float's
location ever since the city sent the Privateers a let-
ter maintaining that the float is illegally parked on
the vacant lot at the corner of Clark Drive and Clark
Lane. Parking trailers on vacant property is prohib-
ited by the city's trailer ordinance.
The city has also received complaints about other
equipment being stored on the lot, as well as com-
plaints from residents who've been told to move items
from their vacant lots. Privateers' President John
Swager has told commissioners that they have five or
six pieces of equipment stored in several locations and
members would rather have it all in one location.
"We're still looking for places but at this time there
doesn't seem to be any place on the Island large enough
for us to put our equipment," Swager said. "Off the Island
we're talking about $500 to $1,000 a month. to store it."
The group raises $25,000 to $30,000 for Island
youth programs and scholarships each year and rent
money would come out of that, Commissioner Pat
Geyer said.
"I want to give thqm a special exception to use that


THEY" DID IT!


lot," she said.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore agreed.
Commissioner Luke Courtney said the commission
is waiting for a copy of the will that allows the group
to use the property.
Swager said the property owner passed away and
gave the Privateers the use of the property, which in-
cludes a trust fund to pay the taxes. He said a copy of
the will is being sent from Pennsylvania.
"Once you receive the documentation, you can
work toward a special exception," resident Sue


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Normand said. "Possibly they could build a small
building on the lot to store their equipment. They could
park the float next to it and fence the lot."
"I have no doubt that a solution can be found, but
it's not quite as easy as that," City Attorney Patricia
Petruff said. "Right now it is an unpermitted use in a
residential district. If we want to allow it, we must add
criteria for a special exception use to make it compat-
ible with the adjacent residential property.
Commissioners agreed to put the item on the April
8 work session agenda.

Orchid Man
Bob Davidson of
Davidson's Orchids
described his method of
raising and propagating
various types of orchids at
a recent Island Garden
Club meeting. Davidson
believes that most varieties
of orchids will grow
anywhere. His three
greenhouses, open to the
public and located at 3605
Palm View Drive, Pal-
metto, display a large
variety of orchids in
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The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will host a hormone replacement seminar to be pre-
sented by cardiac and osteoporosis specialist Dr. Jack
Peterson on Tuesday, April 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the
Back Bay Steakhouse in Holmes Beach.
Refreshment will be served.
Call the Chamber at 778-1541 for information.

Canadian journalist to
speak to writers' group
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will meet at 10:15
a.m. Monday, April 7, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Andrew Little, Canadian photo journalist and tele-
vision host, is guest speaker.
Visitors are welcome. Call 792-5295 for informa-
tion.


Off Stage Ladies require
reservations for luncheon
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players will
meet on Wednesday, April 9, at the American Legion
Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St., Bradenton.
Deadline for reservations is Monday, April 7. They
can be made by contacting Ruth Stevens at 778-2188
or Kay Foster at 778-4714.
Social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by
lunch. A program of short skits will be performed.
Membership inquiries may be directed to Marilyn
Moroni, president, at 778-0030.

Longboat Chamber
announces meetings
The Tourism Development Committee of the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will meet Tues-
day, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber office, 6854
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Whitney Beach Plaza.
On Wednesday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. the Ambas-
sador Committee of the Chamber will meet at the
Longboat Tavern located in The Centre Shops on
Longboat Key.
Call the Chamber at 387-9519 for details about the
meetings.

Tax deadline a short form
away, says AARP
The American Association of Retired Persons of-
fers individual income tax assistance to taxpayers of all
ages on the Island though Thursday, April 10.
The service is free, accurate, confidential and par-
ticipants do not need to be members of AARP.
On Wednesday, from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
AARP Tax-Aides are at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, followed on Thurs-
days at a new location, Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Participants need to bring their 1996 tax package
with address label, a copy of their 1995 tax return, all
1996 income records, documents supporting claims
(i.e, ES payments, medical), and costs basis and date
purchased for any investments sold or exchanged.
These transactions are shown on 1099-B forms.
For information, call Stanley Waskowiz, coordina-
tor Manatee County, at 722-1222. -

Diversified artist to speak
to Artists Guild
Diversified local artist M. Rees Marlatt will speak
at the monthly social of the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island to be held on Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m.
at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Holmes
Beach.
Marlatt, a professional artist with his own studio/
gallery in Anna Maria, specializes in portraiture, has
painted murals on Holland-America steamships while
cruising in South America, and is a published poet.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The pub-
lic is welcome to attend in Lowe Hall of the church,
4408 Gulf Drive.
Call 778-6694 for more information.


Author to introduce
'nameless detective'
The Friends of the Island Branch Library will con-
clude their Focus on Florida series on Tuesday, April
8, at 3 p.m. at the Island Branch Library.
Sarasota author Peter
King, who has incorporated
his "Cordon Bleu" training
with writing talents, will in-
troduce his nameless detec-
tive in a new series. The
first book, "The Gourmet I
Detective," was published
in London in 1994 and St.
Martin's Press (NY) picked p
it up this year. People King
magazine voted it Book of
the Week and the second book of the series will be pub-
lished soon.
King's writing career began when he sold a story
at the age of seven. His literary works include articles
on food, humor, wine, travel, film, science, art and his-
tory appearing in such periodicals as The Saturday
Evening Post and Harper's. Some of his stories have
been translated into six foreign languages.
King presented an one-hour program on Radio
Monte Carlo which was twice voted Most Popular Pro-
gram by listeners. In another career, King is a metal-
lurgist who wrote a series on the subject and led the
team that designed and built the rocket engines for the
Apollo mission, which put men on the moon.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 778-6341.

Gallery West to offer art
demonstrations
Island Gallery West, an Island artist cooperative,
will present art demonstrations on Saturday, April 5,
from 10 a.m. to 2p .m.
Caroline Whitmore will demonstrate watercolor
painting; Helen DeForge will demonstrate painting on
porcelain; and Jane Fitzgerald will demonstrate paint-
ing on tiles. The artists will be delighted to answer your
questions.
Island Gallery West is open Monday through Sat-
urday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5348 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Call 778-6648 for information.

Mature driving course due
on Island
The "55 Alive" mature driving course is coming to
Anna Maria Island Monday and Tuesday, April 14 and
15, the sponsoring American Association of Retired
Persons has announced.
It will be from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Island
Branch Library in Holmes Beach, and attendance is
required both days for certification which can help re-
duce insurance rates.
Registration is necessary, phone 729-7742.


Holmes Beach police to
get ATV
The Holmes Beach Police Department has re-
ceived a state grant to purchase an All-Terrain Vehicle
to patrol the city's beaches. The city is responsible for
$800 and the grant will supply the remainder of about
$8,000.
The grant will also pay for overtime for officers to
man the vehicle during the initial program implemen-
tation. The department expects delivery of the ATV in
the next few weeks.


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The American Cancer Society, Manatee County
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A month-long calendar of events associated with
the Florida Heritage Festival includes very little to
do on Anna Maria Island. Well, nothing associated
with the festival takes place on Anna Maria Island.
But you can watch the Anna Maria Island Priva-
teers battle with the Crewe of Hernando deSoto, ship
to ship, man to man, swords and knives clamoring to
capture local businesses.
The first of the battles takes place April 5 at the
Desoto Square Mall, Bradenton, at noon. On April
6, the battle scene switches to the Crown and Anchor
British Pub, 4921 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton, at 3:30
p.m.
The Privateer's face the Crewe at Moore's Stone
Crab Restaurant, 800 Broadway, Longboat Key, on
Wednesday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m.
On April 16 the scene changes to the Buccaneer
Inn restaurant, 595 Dream Island Road, at 5:30 p.m.
Other Heritage Festival events include a Seafood
Festival (formerly Riverfest) at Rossi Waterfront
Park, downtown Bradenton, on April 12-13.
Mark your calendar to either avoid the Palma
Sola Causeway (for trips to town) or attend the Plas-
tic Bottle Boat Regatta on Saturday, April 19, from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the causeway. It's a fun event
that has attracted hundreds of "boaters" and families


Shirley M. Case
Shirley M. Case, 67, of Oakland, Maine, and
Anna Maria, died March 25 at home.
Born in Plymouth, Maine, Mrs. Case came to
Manatee County from Oakland each winter since
1962. She retired as a medical transcriptionist for
Waterville Maine Osteopathic Hospital. She was a
Methodist.
She is survived by her husband, Frank; a daugh-
ter, Bridget Holt of Melbourne; two sons, John of
Saco, Maine, and Peter of Palm Bay; two sister,
Verna Whitmire of Baltimore, Md., and Meredith
Dowling of Beaufort, S.C.; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne
Kirk officiating. Burial was in Veterans Administra-
tion Cemetery, Augusta, Maine. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to American Cancer Society, 52
Federal St., Brunswick, Maine 04011.


Margaret Flora Forsyth
Freiberger
Margaret Flora Forsyth Freiberger, 84, of Holmes
Beach, died March 29 at Clare Bridge of Bradenton.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Mrs.
Freiberger moved to Manatee County from New York
in 1996. She was a retired office manager for Rubin H.
Donnelly Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
She is survived by two daughters, Jeanne Roche of
Holmes Beach and Roberta Lewis of Wooster, Mass.;
a son, Peter of Santa Monica, Calif.; four grandchil-
dren; and two great-grandchildren.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was
in charge of the arrangements.


Barbara F. Lohn
Barbara F. Lohn, 93, of Bradenton Beach, died
March 31 at Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Mrs. Lohn was born in Mount Zion, Indiana and
moved to Manatee County from Duluth, Minn., in
1978. She was owner and operator of a hotel and
later owned and operated a retirement center in St.
Paul, Minn.
She graduated in 1923 from Dakota Business
College in Fargo, N.D. and attended University of
Washington in Spokane, Wash., at the age of 70. She
was a Baptist.
She is survived by a daughter, Carole Mulder of
Israel; a son, Kenneth J. Lohn of Bradenton Beach; five
grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 3, from 2-
4 p.m. and service will be held following at 4 p.m., with


to the already congested two-lane area referred to
as the "Redneck Riviera."
A Dignitary Luncheon takes place at the Mana-
tee Convention and Civic Center in Palmetto on
April 21. Also at the Civic Center, on April 22, a
musical and fashion show will be presented at 2
and 8 p.m.
The Desoto Ball, a formal event to crown the
king and queen of the Florida Heritage Festival,
will be held on April 25 at the Civic Center at 8
p.m.
On April 26 a Stadium Show takes place at 6
p.m. at Hawkins Stadium at Manatee High School,
1000 32nd St. W., Bradenton. Admission to the
show is $5. Children under 12 are admitted free.
The Stadium Show is followed by the Grand
Parade on Saturday at 8 p.m. A popular event for
all fans of a parade and Islanders with students in
high school music groups, the parade follows a new
route this year.
From Manatee High School, the parade will
travel west on Ninth Avenue West to 43rd Street
West, the north to Manatee Avenue and then west
on Manatee toward the beaches.
Where does it all end?
Hernando only knows.


the Rev. Gary Byram officiating at Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, Island Chapel, 6000 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Burial will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
in Fort Myers. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.

Rex Alan Price
Rex Alan Price, 46, of Bradenton Beach, died
March 31 at home.
Mr. Price was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and
moved here in 1964. He was a self-employed tile set-
ter and a former volunteer with the Bradenton Beach
Fire Department. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Carla Price of
Bradenton; his father, Kenneth A. Price Sr. of
Bradenton Beach; a brother, Fire Chief Kenneth A.
Price Jr. of Holmes Beach; a sister, Deborah Varelis
of Bradenton; and grandparents Lucy Fay Cox of
Bradenton Beach and Hattie Price of Knoxville, Tenn.
There will be a memorial service on Wednesday,
April 2, at 5 p.m., at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, with the Rev.
Wayne Kirk officiating.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in
charge of arrangements.


Ronald W. Rubright
Ronald W. Rubright of Chicago, Ill., and for-
merly of Sarasota and Anna Maria, died March 7, at
St. Joseph's Hospital of Chicago.
Rubright was born in 1964. He served as a direc-
tor of the ROTC of Chicago.
He is survived by his mother and father; two sis-
ters, Rhonda Kness Jr. of Sterling and Teresa
VanHorn of Bradenton; and one brother, Chris
Rubright of the U.S. Navy, San Diego, Calif.
A memorial has been established. Donations may
be sent to: ROTC Chicago, c/o Chuck Henson, 1103
W. North Shore Ave., #G, Chicago, Ill. 60626.

Eunice Olive Johnson
Wright
Eunice Olive Johnson Wright of Palmetto died
March 24 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Wright was born in 1924. She moved to the
area in 1988 from Chicago. She retired as a book-
keeper for Lockheed Aircraft.
She is survived by four children: Carol Huey of
Allen, Texas; Virginia Helfers of Schaumburg, Ill.;
Katherine Warren of Palatine, Ill.; and Thomas
Wright of Holmes Beach; and 10 grandchildren.


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Fishermen's Hall
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Fishermen's Hall of Fame is coming to Cortez,
honoring some of the people who "contributed to our
heritage in the 108 years of Cortez."
Candidates are being sought by the Cortez Village
Historical Society. The first of the select company will be
announced at the 1997 Cortez Natives and More picnic
April 26.
The idea came to the society's Mary Fulford Green
after her father, Tink Fulford, was inducted into the Mana-
tee Agricultural Hall of Fame 32 years after his death.
He was honored for his contribution to food pro-
duction as a fisherman, she said, "and I thought, why


of Fame ongoing
not a direct honor for fishermen as fishermen?"
So she is making the required donation and writ-
ing the brief explanation of why her mother ought to be
on the Cortez honor roll.
The rules are easy: Write a one-page history of
your nominee and explanation of his or her contribu-
tion to the historic fishing village and send it, along
with a photo and $1,000 contribution, to the society at
P.O. Box 663, Cortez, Fla. 34215.
The money will go toward purchase of the old
schoolhouse for use as a community center and "the
Cortez historical heritage park," she said, adding that
as a contribution to the society, it is tax-deductible. The
Community Center now is in the old fire station, where
in time the society may develop a Firefighters Museum.
The schoolhouse was built in 1912 and in more
recent times has been a series of art galleries. Most
recent artist/occupant was Robert Sailor, whose heirs
have priced the estate at $550,000.
The society has to move the historic waterfront
store, built in 1891. The upper floor, said Dr. Green,
will house a Family Life Museum, with antique furni-
ture, clothing and other artifacts from the village homes
of old. The Hall of Fame probably will go there too.
"There are 20 extended Cortez families," Dr.
Green said, "and we hope each one will nominate at
least one of their own to the Hall of Fame."
The Natives and More picnic will be at the old
Fulford fish house, 4531 123rd St. W. in Cortez. People
who attend are asked to bring food to share and chairs
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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
It was a long time coming, but she is "thrilled to
death" with the new canopy at the Manatee County
Public Beach restaurant, Cafe on the Beach, says
concessionaire Dee Percifield.
The 20- by 54-foot canopy was added to the pa-
tio so patrons can take shelter from scorching sun
and rain showers. The canopy can shelter 80 people.
Percifield said she began requesting the canopy
five years ago. It was approved by the Manatee County
Commission in January 1996 and by the City of
Holmes Beach in November 1997. Construction started
the first part of March and was completed last week.
Arthur Dillard of the county's facilities manage-
ment department said the project was delayed by
permit problems.
"We had to get a variance from the city because
it was a non-conforming structure and that procedure
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variance and city commission for final approval.
Then he had to take the commission approval back
to DEP.
"We didn't anticipate it being so lengthy be-
cause the slab was already there," he noted.
Percifield said she hopes future improvements
will include the parking lot and restrooms.
Cliff Wellslager, who oversees construction in
the county's facilities management department, said
the cost of the project is about $19,000, but he does
not have an exact figure because the project is not
completed. Vinyl roll-down windows will be added
to the canopy to keep out blowing rain.
Wellslager also said the county will be looking
at installing automatic flushing mechanisms to the
toilets in this fiscal year and painting and sprucing
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This Islander is a romance master


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Helen Carras Maragakes has had more successful
romances than anyone else on Anna Maria Island.
She can prove it by her personal bookshelf. It has
18 novels with her several names on the covers, all but
a few of them of the romance genre, and she did them
all herself.
Her latest is "Mistress of Her Heart," just being put
nto the bookstores by Kensington Publishing Corp.
t-rinted under the Zebra label, her new novel it is iden-
tified on the cover as "a Zebra Lovegram historical
romance." The real thing, in other words, not a "van-
ity" press whose authors share the costs.
'The heroine in the story, Becky Hastings, is prob-
ably a granddaughter of Sir Walter Raleigh, favorite
explorer of the first Queen Elizabeth. Orphaned and
almost,instantly attacked but not quite raped by her
mother's high-born lover, she decides to follow in her
grandfather's wake and head west.
En route from England to Maryland, she and the
dashing young captain of her transport in more ways
than one fall in love, but he turns out to have the tra-
ditional sailor's attitude toward settling into marriage
and she has to hack it out alone in the New World.
In the course of this smoldering moist adventure she
gets plenty of offers of help from people she wants no help
or anything else from. But finally, in the end...
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steaming literary genre. Carras arrived there, and here,
in a somewhat authorly fashion.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 2, 1997 0 PAGE 15 K1


Talented teen to have one-woman show


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
"Awesome" is the word her friends and fellow stu-
dents most often use to describe the art work of 16-
year-old Miranda Zimmer.
Zimmer's show, "The Back of my Hand is in Love
with the Front of my Hand" will open with a reception
on Friday-, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anna Maria
Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Boulevard, Holmes
Beach. The show will run
Through April 28 and will
feature figure drawings, pot-
tery, oil pastels, pastels, wa-
tercolors and prints.
Zimmer, a junior at
Manatee High School, is
only the second student to
have a "one-kid" show at
Sthe league this year. She is
hoping to sell her work to
Zimmer raise money toward her
goal: attending a summer
art program at the prestigious Rhode Island School
of Art and Design. She needs $4,000 to cover the
cost of the course, room and board, transportation
and materials.
"I've been interested in art as long as I can remem-
ber," Zimmer said. "I've always wanted to be an art-
ist. The summer program will provide an opportunity
to enhance my portfolio and develop my talent. I feel
it will not only be a valuable learning experience but
also optimize my chances of obtaining a post-high
school scholarship, hopefully to Rhode Island."
Zimmer's considerable talent was recognized
while she was a student at Sugg Middle School, where
she was taken out of physical education class so she
could take a second art class. She won four out of seven
first-place awards in the school art show one year and
the best of show in all categories another year, as well
as being named the most creative student in her class.
At Manatee High school Zimmer has portfolio
classes with teachers Kathy Linn and Robert Reiber.
:"In-Mrs. Linn's class, we have a lot of assignments
that make us think," Zimmer explained. "In one we had
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Nice touch
A letter writer last week wanted to remain anony-
mous with her tale of an artist whose faith in human-
kind has been evident since Tropical Storm Josephine
last October.
We prefer to keep the location of this artist's trust-
ing display a secret and therefore, we have withheld the
letter. But the small display of fish, birds and sunset
hand-painted on tiles dangling from the roots of an
upended Australian pine bears noting for the creator
trust.
The artist calling him/herself "Rainwater" leaves a
small jar at the base of the the tree for donations.
It says something special for Rainwater's trust and
the people who patronize the display.

Wanna save time
I don't know if you save any time or get any more
daylight than you would if you left the clock as is, but
this is your official reminder that Sunday is the much-
heralded day to "spring ahead."
Daylight saving is the system of setting clocks one
hour ahead so that both sunrise and sunset occur at a
later hour, producing an additional period of daylight
in the evening.
Clocks are set ahead one hour in the spring and set
back to standard time in the fall.
The idea of daylight saving was mentioned long
ago in a whimsical essay in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin
titled "Turkey vs. Eagle, McCauley is my Beagle."
It was first advocated seriously by a British builder,
William Willet, in a pamphlet "Waste of Daylight,"
1907. When questioned as to why he didn't simply get
up an hour earlier, Willet replied with typical British
humor, "What?"
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youth (my mother forced me to live there with her
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need extra time to work the fields."
I don't know about extra time, but another hour of
daylight after school meant farmers had another hour
to put their kids to work.
At one point they actually gave it up in Illinois. The
the mothers complained that kids were marching off to
school in the dark in the early fall, so they re-adopted
daylight savings. Never mind changing school hours.
Ho. Hum.
What was more important to me as a parent would
have been to put school on a schedule like work. You
know. More like 9 to 5, 8 to 5. At least something that
coincided with day care schedules for younger kids and
normal work hours. The after-school care dilemma was
just that. A dilemma.
At any rate, I learned from the Internet that day-
light saving has been used in the United States and in
many European countries since World War I, when the
system was adopted in order to conserve fuel needed
to produce electric power.
During World War II, the U.S. Congress passed a
law putting the entire country on war time, which set
clocks one hour ahead of standard time. War time was
also followed in Great Britain where, in an act of one-
upmanship, clocks were put ahead still another hour
during the summer.
Farmers registered strong opposition but because
of their accents, they were ignored. (Yes, the Internet
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Railroad, bus, and plane scheduling were hampered by
time inconsistencies among various cities and states.
Then came the Uniform Time Act, enacted by
Congress in 1966, established a system of uniform
(within each time zone) daylight saving time through-
out the U.S., exempting only those states in which the
legislature voted to keep standard time.
Under legislation enacted in 1986, daylight saving
time begins at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April and
ends at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October.
The Anna Maria Fire District recommends chang-
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detector batteries when you change to daylight sav-
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Could you remember whether to set the clocks for-
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homeowners to change batteries once a year.
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But it's time to change the clocks again this Sat-
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And once again we have the problem that is
shared by one and all,
Do we push the hands ahead or pull them back in
fall?
So we have to get the paper to see what they say,
To see if we save an hour or we're giving one
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Time to register for kindergarten at Anna Maria


Anna Maria Elementary School will hold its Kin-
dergarten Round-up on Tuesday, April 8, at 4700 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Children who are six years old or will be five years
old on or before Sept. 1, 1997, are to register. Parents
need to bring a certified copy of the child's birth cer-
tificate, proof of a physical dated within one year, im-
munization records and the child's social security num-
ber (if available).
Parents may leave their child at home but are en-
couraged to bring them and participate in a tour of the


kindergarten classrooms and school scheduled for 9:30
and 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The Manatee County Immunization Van will be at
the school from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the same day to
offer free immunizations. Immunizations will only be
given if the record of previous immunizations is pre-
sented.
Parking will be available to the south of the school
from the parking lot toward the bay.
For additional information, call the school at 778-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 26, information, 400 block of North Bay
Boulevard. The complainant reported a person un-
known removed two trash cans. The complainant later
learned that a friend had borrowed the trash cans to
carry plants the complainant was removing.

Bradenton Beach
March 20, burglary to an automobile, 500 block
of Gulf Drive. The victim reported a person unknown
used a small tool to short out the door locks but noth-
ing was missing.
March 20, warrant, no valid driver's license,
Cortez Beach. The officer observed the subject acting
suspiciously by pulling into parking lots at the Beach
House restaurant, the Beach Barn and Cortez Beach
and looking at cars before leaving. The officer stopped
the subject, ran a check and found he had a warrant for
violation of parole and his driver's license was sus-
pended. He was placed in custody.
March 21, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Bayside. The victim reported he returned to his vehicle
and found a person unknown had removed a cellular
phone valued at $500, a purse, a wallet, credit cards,
$614 in cash, a checkbook, driver's licenses, credit
cards and identification.
March 21, theft, 1007 Gulf Drive N., Summer
Sands Motel. The victim reported a person unknown
entered the garage area and removed a canvas auto
cover valued at $60 to $70.
March 21, burglary to an occupied dwelling, 1000
Gulf Drive N., Beach House Resort. The victim re-
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room. The subject walked out saying he was in the
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March 22, petty theft of a bicycle, 201 Gulf Drive
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March 22, lost property a beach bag contain-
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March 27, grand theft, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach
House restaurant. The victim reported she left her purse
valued at $180 and containing $100 in cash, five credit
cards, a driver's license, a set of keys, a checkbook and
an airplane ticket at the restaurant and when she re-
turned it was gone.

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March 21, assist EMS, 3803 East Bay Drive,
Sunbow Bay. The complainant reported there was a
naked subject passed out in the garage beside her car.
EMS responded and checked the subject, who was
asleep. He had a laceration and swelling above his right
eye. He said he had been drinking all night and got wet
from the rain but didn't know how he got injured. A
check showed he had a warrant out of Pinellas County.
He was placed in custody.
March 21, disturbance, 200 block of 81st Street.
The subject returned to his residence, found an eviction
notice and began yelling, pounding the walls and
breaking things, said the report. When the officer ar-
rived he was smashing a kitchen chair on the patio. The
officer observed a ceiling fan had been destroyed. The
officer observed that he had been drinking and calmed
him down. He said he would remain calm.
March 22, theft, 6300 Holmes Boulevard. The
victim reported a person unknown entered the resi-
dence and removed a necklace valued at $300.
March 22, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Cafe on the
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 18


She learned of the credit card theft when she received
a bill for $195.94.
March 22, burglary to an automobile, 3300 block
of Fourth Avenue. The victim reported a person un-
known removed a cellular phone and a power pack
valued at $240 but she wasn't sure where it happened.
March 22, theft, 28th Street and Avenue B. The
victim reported a person unknown removed a motor
valued at $750 from his boat in the canal.
March 22, lost property, 5318 Marina Drive,
Peaches restaurant. The victim reported she left her
purse valued at $100 and containing a driver's license
and vehicle registration, credit cards and $60 in cash in
the store and it was gone when she returned.
March 22, suspicious, 3224 East Bay Drive,
Whistle Stop shop. The complainant reported she sent
her two juvenile daughters to the store to buy post cards
and they returned with postcards bearing photos of
women in T-back suits with bare buttocks, wearing wet
shirts. She demanded the .officer respond and tell the
store employees to place the postcards out of public
view.
The officer explained that based on a past case, this
was not deemed to be a crime. He said he would con-
fer with the state attorney's office. The complainant
became confrontational and agitated, said the report,


and the officer told her he would not debate philosophi-
cal views with her.
The officer contacted the state attorney's office and
was told it had an identical case in Holmes Beach about
two years ago. After a lengthy review, it was deter-
mined that these post cards do not violate the commu-
nity standard, therefore, they do not violate the law.
March 23, suspicious, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The officer on patrol observed two underage subjects
standing by the building. The first subject dropped a bottle
of beer when he saw the officer, and the second subject
fled the scene. The officer found beer in the trunk of the
first subject's vehicle, confiscated and destroyed it and
called the subject's parents to get him. The second subject
called the officer and said he fled because he knew the
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March 23, noise, 3200 East Bay Drive, Old Ham-
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Major League

sandings as of

March 31


Tip of the Island
Haley's Motel
Jim Boast Dodge
Kiwanis
Anna Maria Fire Department

Hitting
Michael Pocino, Tip
Michael Cagnina, Jim Boast
Ryan Allis, Kiwanis
Joey Mousseau, Tip
Johnny Cicero, Kiwanis
Jeremy LeGrand, Tip
Bobby Cooper, Haley's
Ben Miller, Kiwanis
Hunter Green, Haley's
Tyler Krausse, Haley's
Chad Alger, Haley's


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Doubles
Cooper
Mousseau
Pocino
Miller
Chad Alger

Triples
Cagnina
Everett Southwick
Seven tied with 1

Home runs
Mosseau
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Allis
Chad Richardson


RBIs
Cooper
Mousseau
Pocino
Allis
LeGrand
Miller


Strikeouts
Mousseau
Alger
Allis
Cooper
Tom Bucci

ERA
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Taylor Manning


Pitching
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23 runners on base, no hits after 3 innings


Haley's Motel beat Jim Boast Dodge 16-2 in a
sloppily played game Tuesday night at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. An anticipated
pitching duel between Haley's Bobby Cooper and
Michael Cagnina of Jim Boast Dodge never materi-
alized as the two teams combined to put 23 runners
on base without the benefit of a hit prior to a triple
from Haley's David Michael in the fourth.
Haley's got on the scoreboard first when Tyler
Krauss walked, moved to second on Brandon
Robert's ground out and scored when the ball got by
the catcher as Bobby Cooper struck out.
Jim Boast Dodge came back to tie the score
when Dustin Cole scored on a passed ball after Jim
Boast Dodge loaded the bases on walks to Cole and
Everrett Southwick and a single by Mario Torres.
They added to their lead when Cooper walked B.J.
Keim to force in Torres and take the lead 2-1.
Haley's came right back in the second inning as
Hunter Green and Michael led off with walks. Dusty
Andricks followed with a grounder that the second-
baseman threw away as he tried to nail Michael at
second, allowing Green and Michael to score and
take the lead 3-2.
Jim Boast Dodge failed to score in their half of
the third as Cooper had an easy one-two-three inning
on the mound. In the bottom of the inning, Haley's
extended their lead to 4-2 when Aaron Lowman
reached first on a fielder's choice, stole second and
scored on a single by Green. It looked like Haley's
might add to their lead as Michael walked to load the

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Jordan Bowers struck out.
The fourth inning saw Haley's score five more runs
to put the game out of reach at 9-2. Krauss reached base
on an infield pop up and scored when Roberts walked
and drew the throw from the pitcher as he tried to run
on to second. The pitcher threw it into center field
which allowed Krauss to score and Roberts to advance
to third. After Roberts scored on a passed ball, Michael
followed walks to Lowman and Green with a two-run
triple that left the score 9-2 as Michael raced home
from third when the right fielder mishandled the ball.
After a scoreless fifth by both teams, Haley's scored
seven more runs in the top of the sixth to complete the
scoring. Mark Sankey and Andricks both had singles to
contribute to the scoring and end the game 16-2. Cooper
got the win as he pitched a complete game and struck out
10 batters while allowing only five hits.

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Wednesday's action had Kiwanis beating
AMFD by a score of 7-5. Ryan Allis paced the vic-
tors with a complete-game win and two hits at the
plate while Ben Miller added three RBI's. Ryan
Mijares had a two-run double in the bottom of the
sixth to make it close and Scott Vensel scored three
times for AMFD.
In a game that had the parents in the crowd gasp-
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Haley's with a score of 3-2.Thursday night. Joey
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Kings hot 3-10 miles out, snook peeking, plenty of reds
By Capt. Mike Heistand
The winter of '97 will be remembered with some
of the finest fishing in many years as kingfish, snook
and reds continue on a hot streak.
Dave Pinkham on the Legend said kingfishing
last week was hot 3-10 miles out with anglers catch-
ing them in the 8-20-pound range. Mangrove snap-
per to seven pounds are in 80-100 feet of water with
yellowtail and lane snapper also being caught. Am-
berjacks are also around in the 30-pound range.
Steve Peterson from Grand Rapids, Mich., caught a
25-pound gag grouper. That's a whopper. -- i
Glenn Corder on the Zulu Mama said he -
caught his limit in kings on half-day charters. Grou- .
per fishing is still good in shallow water. ...
Capt. Rick Gross said Spanish mackerel in the
Gulf and snook in the bays were his best bets. ""- .
Capt. Mark Bradow reported good catches of
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good-sized trout. Workers have spent the past few weeks loading rubble onto barges for transportation 2.3 miles off Longboat
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FISHING, FROM PAGE 22
the flats and good catches of snook to 12 pounds.
Offshore, snapper and grouper still going great guns.
Capt. Tom Chaya said snook, reds, trout and
mackerel along with a few legal cobia were caught
on his boat.
Annies of Cortez Bait & Tackle Kim said
Capt. "Zack" Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II led
Rick, John and Jim of Bradenton to several kings,
the best of which was 24 pounds. They also caught
and released a 30-pound cobia. Later they limited
out on trout from 17-25 inches. They also landed a
few reds, snook, flounder and mackerel.
Miss Cortez. Fishing Fleet Katie said the
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grunts.
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It's time to look to the skies


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspective
Two important things are happening in our skies at
the moment. Comet Hale-Bopp is real unlike some
misfires in recent years and very spectacular too.
Pioneer 10 the little spaceship launched in 1972 to
fly a two-year mission exploring our solar system
turned 25 recently is still going strong and is being
"unplugged" this week.
Appearing shortly after sunset in the northwest sky,
Comet Hale-Bopp is at its closest to Earth (85 million
miles) this week and, unlike comets of recent years, can
be plainly seen with the naked eye. Just about any old
type of binoculars will enhance and provide a spectacu-
lar view of the comet and its tail.
Scientists say the nucleus of Hale-Bopp is believed
to be somewhere between 19 and 25 miles in diameter,
making it at least three times the size of Haley's Comet.
This is just one of the reasons it's so bright.
Remember too, that the comet's light is reflected
from our sun not its own "fire" like, say, a meteor.
Shortly after sunset the comet is brighter than any star
in the heavens.
For a good view of the comet, find a spot with a clear
view of the northwest sky such as the end of the Anna
Maria City Pier or Bean Point and gaze away. But don't
miss it, because it won't be back for 2,400 years.

Pioneer 10
Often likened to a bottle flung into a cosmic ocean,
Pioneer 10 continues to send back chatter about every-
thing from cosmic rays to pictures of Pluto. It is now
6.2 billion miles from Earth, meaning that it takes more


than nine hours traveling at the speed of light for
transmissions between Earth and Pioneer 10 to reach
the other.
The unmanned spaceship carries in addition to
its scientific packages a gold-plated plaque embla-
zoned with, "Greetings From A Water Planet." The
plaque features illustrations of a man and a woman and
a chart of our solar system showing the initial route of
the 570-pound Pioneer 10. The late Carl Sagan helped
design it.
Now, however, with its nuclear power source wear-
ing down, and communication becoming more and more
difficult, the U.S. space program has decided to stop of-
ficially monitoring "the little space ship that could."
That "bird" is another one of the real success sto-
ries of our space program.

Tampa Bay 'yes'
On a far more local note, leaders of the counties
and large cities surrounding Tampa Bay, including
Manatee County obviously, are gathering in a cer-


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the March 29 horseshoe games
were George McKay and Herb Puryear, both of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were Adin Shank and
Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday and Monday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees.


emony Friday to pledge air-pollution reductions. The
Tampa Bay National Estuary Program says that about
one-third of the algae-fueling nitrogen in the bay wa-
ter comes from air pollution.
Scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Florida Aquarium, the
ceremony includes the local governments agreeing to
enact measures to ward off an estimated seven-percent
air pollution increase, about 17 tons of nitrogen per
year, predicted to happen by 2010. Witnessing the cer-
emony will be U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Commissioner Carol Browner and widely known
ocean researcher Sylvia Earle.
The overall goal of the new agreement is to begin
restoration of a third of the seagrasses lost in Tampa
Bay and protection for the remaining two-thirds of
native seagrasses remaining. It's not at all clear to me
how these governments plan to control airborne nitro-
gen, but it appears their hearts are in the right place.
Tampa Electric Co., which has two coal-burning
plants on the bay and which admits to producing 40
percent of the local airborne nitrogen, thus far has been
unwilling to join the bay's environmental movement.
Some sources say Tampa Electric actually produces
about two-thirds of the nitrogen dropping into the bay.
Regardless, it's clearly much too much and those
dinosaurs at TECO still don't get it. But you can be sure
they'll be whining plenty when new regulations forc-
ing them to clean up their emissions come down the
system. Whining for increasing rates to customers.
It reminds me of something my father used to say
about laws only resulting from people not acting re-
sponsibly. How right he was.
See you next week.


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


Doss-Smith

521 Ninth Street West
Bradenton, Florida 34205 -


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


-oug Dowling Realty
778-1222


Deborah Thrasher
New Associate
Specializing in
RENTALS & SALES!
Call Debbie for all your
real estate needs!
TYJ.After hours:
(941) 778-3395
2501 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach 778-3377






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$50 EACH OBO Household items for sale; picnic
table and chairs, glass coffee table plus four chairs,
office desk. Call 778-5519.

LOVESEAT good condition, pastel colors. $150
OBO. 778-7412.

KENMORE WASHER for sale. $75. Call 778-2809.

DOG CAGE new, for large dog, used once. $65.
Call Tootie at 778-1760.

LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop, on premises
Longboat Island Chapel. Always special sales. Mon.,
Wed., Sat., 9:30 3:30. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,
LBK, 383-4738.

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

BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. 4 piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and
love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin
$129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and
mat $199; daybed (white with brass finials) includ-
ing 2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 746-4355.

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

WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE Sat., Apr. 5,
8 1. Furniture, dishes, needlework, household
items. Lots of variety. 507 74th Street, Holmes
Beach.

GARAGE SALE Sat., Apr. 5, 8 am. Bicycle, furniture,
tools, clothes, ladders, exercise equipment,
children's items, lawn and fishing, miscellaneous.
8313 Marina Drive.


GARAGE SALE Sat., Apr. 5, 8 2. Household fur-
niture, clothing, this and that. 403 74th Street,
Holmes Beach.

THREE FAMILY garage sale. Sat., Apr. 5, 9 am.
Corner of Holmes Blvd. and 62nd Street.

YARD SALE Fri., Apr. 4, 8 5. Folding poker table,
Dutch Blue Delft, furniture, books, clothes, lamps,
miscellaneous. 2105 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach.

HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat., Apr. 5, 8 2. Quality
miscellaneous, no junk. 211 South Bay Blvd.


HELPING LOCAL Florida Veterans. Seeking donations
of re-saleable furniture, appliances or office equipment.
Free pickup and tax receipt. Proceeds benefit needy,
local Vets. Call Bob or Cathi at 753-6340.

VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978

"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978

REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) -We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.


"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.

CAN'T KEEP MY CAT Won't give her to the shelter.
Has, all shots. Currently being boarded. Call
778-0934. Gorgeous striped tabby.


1996 LINCOLN TOWN CAR with factory warranty,
champagne leather. $29,500. Must sell. 798-2054.

FREE CAR! This is for real! 1974 Pontiac Ventura,
needs some work. You buy title/tag and take it home.
Great project car. Page 331-8400.

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


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

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 modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.

BOAT SLIP for rent. North end of Anna Maria, deep-
water, well protected, up to 30'. 794-8877.

JOHNSON 6 HP outboard motor. Excellent condi-
tion. $335. 778-3323.

16' O'DAY DAYSAILER with 2 hp Suzuki outboard.
$750 with outboard, $600 without. Phone 778-7320.

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


The Prudential FlorSidaRealty
5340-1 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217 (941) 778-0766
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MICHAEL ADVOCATE
REALTOR/GRI
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
Biographed in Who's
Who in American Law
Je Parle Francais
(un petit peu)
After hours:
(941) 778-0608


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


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JUST LISTED
Enjoy nature at its finest. Fabulous views of Bimini
S" Bay, dolphins splashing and frolicking, the serenity
of birds swooping, setting sun, fishing off a newer 55
ft dock all await you from this wonderful contempo-
rary home. Amenities include spacious 5/6 bed-
rooms and 4 bathrooms, large heated indoor pool
and entertainment area. Gourmet kitchen, overlooking Bimini Bay, contains newer finest appliances: 2 self
cleaning GE ovens, GE dishwasher, microwave oven, gas Kitchen Aid range top with spark plug instant
lighting, profile GE refrigerator/freezer, outstanding cabinetry, as well as polished granite countertops. 100
year ceramic tile floors with marble baseboards throughout downstairs. Additional outstanding features:
oversized electric boat lift for large boats on sailboat waters, 2-car garage, 3 zones of A/C, 3 hot water
heaters, special water filtration system, recessed lighting and much morel $595,000.
Call Michael Advocate or Karin Stephan Today.


LIDO BEACH CLUB 2BR/2BA condo with direct
Gulffront, heated pool, sauna, exercise room,
party room, library and on-site building manager.
Within walking distance to St. Armands Circle with
its lovely shops and restaurants. $225,000. Call
Karin Stephan today, eves 388-1267. #19698.
SILK OAK CONDO 2BR/2BA with eat-in kitchen
and walk-in closets. Includes dishwasher, dis-
posal, range and refrigerator. Nice income-pro-
ducing condo. Close to everything: hospital,
shopping, dining and the mall. $45,000. Call
Karin Stephan eves .388-1267. #17278.
BAYOU ESTATES SOUTH 3BR/2BA home with
privacy fence in rear yard. Good family neighbor-
hood. Close to schools. Includes refrigerator,
stove, window treatments and dishwasher. 2-car
garage with inside utility room. Seller will entertain
offers between $72,000 $89,000. Call Horace
Gilley eves 792-0758. #21202.


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Connie Volts Denise Langlois
Available Seasonal Rentals
Call for additional properties
Executive luxury 3BR/2BA home on a canal with
boat dock and pool. Available April 15th to
September 1st. $2,000 mth.
941-778-2055


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IMPERIAL HOUSE CONDOS
2BR/2BA pool side $99,900.
#CH20338, 2BR/113BA updated
$87,000. #CH20935, 2BR/1BA
Bay view $79,900 #CH66847.
MARTINIQUE CONDOS 2 to
choose from with southern view.
2BR/2BA turnkey-furnished $139
900 #CH19316 and 2BR/2BA,
owner will entertain offers between
$130,000 $160,000. #CH57185.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/
Carol S. Heinze 1BA & 1BR/1BA with den $169,900.
REALTOR/CRS Close to shopping, banks, and close
778-7246 to the beach. #CH19134.

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


PRICED RIGHT Enjoy this charming Richmond-built 2BR/
2BA home with a spa and swirlway lounge, motion lights,
privacy fence, and an outside shower. $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. Turnkey fur-
nished, excellent rental history. Priced right with $239,500.
Call Karin Stephan eves, 388-1267. #KS19345.
TIFFANY Enjoy Gulf beach, white sand and sunsets. 2BR/
2BA, turnkey fumished. Updated. One of the Island's most
popular condominiums. Rarely available. Elevator and pool.
$185,000. Call Karin Stephan eves, 388-1267. #KS15658.
JUST REDUCED new Key-West style home in the City of
Anna Maria. Gulfview from the bedroom. Steps to the beach.
3BR/3BA with pool. Call for your private tour today. Call
Karin Stephan eves 388-1267. #KS20671. $288,900.
BEST BUY IN SAN REMO SHORES owner invested
$100,000 in renovation. Must see! 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceiling
in living room, fireplace, white carpet and white tiles. New
doors breathtaking kitchen. Motivated seller, make your of-
fer today. Call Karin Stephan eves 388-1267. #KS 19202
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BAYOU LOT
Picture cloud patterns on a sunny day across this qui-
etly-flowing Bayou lot. Tranquil solitude would be yours
everyday of the year. Call today to see this matchless
canalfront lot on the northern end of Anna Maria.
Offered at just $137.500


ONE OF A KIND
Solid and strong, one of the best constructed houses
on the Island. This 3BR/3BA home with family room
is one of a kind. Every room is exceptionally large and
extremely well taken care of. Large lot has sprinkler
system and healthy citrus trees. West side of Gulf
Drive. Just walk to the beach and see the dusk filter
through the sparkling water as the inflamed sky de-
scend into the Gulf. Offered at $225,000.


BEACH HOUSE
We have the ideal home with low maintenance just
waiting for you. Peaceful and picturesque surround-
ings is what this beach house radiates. Just walk to the
Gulf, bay and our 2 spectacular piers. A charming
beach house with 2BR/2BA. Living room, dining area,
bright kitchen, and porch. All cedar inside and out
makes this an ideal home for buyers who want to
enjoy life. Added attraction "Fully Furnished". Call
Today just $169,900.
CANALFRONT HOME NORTHERN END
Charming 3BR/2BA waterfront home has a spec-
tacular view of the Bayou from the enclosed lanai.
Walk to the brilliant Gulf beaches just a short dis-
tance away. Newly listed at just $219,500.
GREAT BLOCK, GREAT HOUSE,
GREAT CONSTRUCTION!
This sound canalfront home has 100 ft. on deep-
water canal. Come and see this 2BR/2BA home with
a Florida room overlooking a spacious waterfront lot
with dock. A "must see" at just $224,500.
OWNER FINANCING
This home west of Gulf Drive in Anna Maria City has
unlimited rental potential. Recently remodeled with
large porch. Offered at $215,000. Drive by 115 Palm
Avenue and call us to see!
Call Pat Jackson eves at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson Eves at 778-6986

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
( ( //SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
FRAN MXON FRN MAXO


ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT HOME WITH BEACH
812 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria


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NEW LISTING! DIRECT BAY VIEW! Living and
dining areas, kitchen and master suite with unob-
structed Bay views across the street. Key West-
style elevated 3BR/3BA spacious home with top
quality amenities. Workshop, extra storage,
dumbwaiter, central vacuum system and much
more! Must see from inside to appreciate.
$399,800. Dial the Duncans, Judy 778-1589,
Darcie 779-2290 for your private showing.


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE. 3BR/2BA townhouse
turnkey furnished. Walk to beach. $164,900. Call
Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
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KEY ROYALE. Gracious living overlooking
private golf course. Maintenance free grounds,
deep water canal, 3BR/2BA split plan, Florida
room overlooks large dock. Meticulously cared
for by original owner. $234,900. Call Dick
Rowse 778-2003 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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North end of Anna Maria. Very end of quiet cul-de-
sac with beautiful water view and Gulf/bay access.
Cleared and ready to build.
114 Gull Drive. $175,000. Call 778-1204.



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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


419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


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UNIQUE HOME
3BR/2.5BA, open-floor
plan. vaulted ceilings,
fireplace, den/office.
Includes 2BR/2BA
apartment. $279,900.
Contact Barb Turner/
Sandy Greiner.
FANTASTIC CUSTOM HOME WITH MASSIVE
GARAGE! 400 ft. to Gulf ... One-of-a-kind. $269,500.
Contact Barb Turner/Sandy Greiner.
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 BEACH! Elegant "newer" 3BR/
2.5BA home. State-of-the-art kitchen and baths. Cozy
family room, lovely living room with fireplace. $429,000.
Call Don Schroder.
HOME + APARTMENT on beautiful 100 x 100 lot. Short
walk to beach. Nice floor plan, very well cared for.
Turnkey furnished. $174,900. Yvonne Higgins.

SOpposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
*HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
941-778-7777


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"WALK WITH ME..."
STo select your island
property. When buying
or selling...
Ican make your island
dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
WAGNER REALTY
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
778-2246 Office
_. 778-1751 Evenings


CUSTOM-BUILT ELEVATED 3BR/2BA
Key-West style home on wide canal. Only 3 years old
with nice open kitchen, breakfast bar and spacious
pantry. Open sundeck off front of house and beautiful
screened porch off back. Walk-in closets in all 3 bed-
rooms. Priced at only $249,900.


IMMACULATE ISLAND RESIDENCE
This beautifully maintained, custom-built 2 bedroom,
2 both contemporary offers a light and spacious floor
plan filled with space and light! Features include a fabu-
lous master suite with Jacuzzi and bay view, paneled
elevator and 16' vaulted ceilings with fans. Also
includes an intercom system and double car garage
with workshop and store room. Reduced to $219,000
Including One Year Homeowner's Warranty!

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BEAUTIFUL VIEWS of the bay. Dock on sailboat water. 3BR/
3B, great room, elevated living area with game room below.
2-car garage. Built with concrete pilings and break away walls.
$279,500, Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R18579


SAILBOAT WATER, near open end of Anna Maria Island's
widest deep-water canal. 3BR/4B updated, open plan, spa-
cious master suite with fireplace. caged pool, Jacuzzi and
unique waterfall. $385,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19637


MAINLAND
TERRIFIC SOUTH SIDE LOCATION.
Close to beaches and shopping. 2BR/
2B, living room and dining room with
crown molding. Eat-in kitchen, Florida
room with Jacuzzi. $114,900. Anne
Miller, 792-6475. R20569
LAST AFFORDABLE NEW HOME on
Riverview Boulevard. 4BR/3B, formal
dining and living room, coral fireplace, tile
throughout. Master bath with marble tub.
$249,900. Van Bourgois, 778-1749.
R19079
HIGH STANDARDS AND EXQUISITE
TASTE is reflected throughout this cus-
tom-built home. Located In River Wil-
derness on the golf course. $459,900.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R16442


NORTH LONGBOAT KEY. Dramatic waterfront contempo-
rary designed with multiple entertainment areas, true chef's
kitchen, Huge caged pool with waterfall. Deep-water dock.
$949,000. Jenifer Schwell, 383-3209. R67967


ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULF FRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous
Gulf view. 2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. $590,000.
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191


COMMERCIAL
PRIME, CONVENIENT LOCATION. Du-
plex plus lot. 2BR/2B and 2BR/1B. Gulf-
side, short walk to beach. Zoned C2.
$385,000. Anne Miller, 792-6475. D15844



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


ISLAND PROPERTIES
STEPS TO THE BEACH. Spacious 3BR/
2B, open and bright, turnkey furnished
unit, washer/dryer. Covered parking, 2
pools. Excellent rental history, $124,900.
Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273 or
Sandy Marchirletti, 758-7438. C19243
BOATING WATER. Wonderful water
view. Large, private screened pool and
lanai. Low maintenance yard, fruit trees
and outdoor wood deck. Quiet cul-de-sac
neighborhood, $215,000. Hal Gillihan,
778-2194. R20195
BIMINI BAY POOL HOME. Sailboat
water, dock, great views. Fireplace, 3BR/
3-1/2B, den, great room, beautiful
kitchen. Oversized garage. $599,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929 or Julie
DeSear, 794-3041. R20396


Giving our clients
the support and
knowledge they
need to make an
educated real
estate decision is "
important to us!
778-2261 DICK MAHER
1-800-422-6325 & DAVE JONES
FALI ISLAND SPECIALISTS
The Best Just Got Better!
Coldell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
605 Manaee Av e. W Holmes Beach Call anytime for a consultation.











GULF BEACH PLACE CONDO -$114, 900








GULFVIEW TOWNHOUSE $109,900
Enjoy your own place in the sun in one of the above
condos which are the Island's best condo buys! Two
bedroom units offered at only $109,900 and $114,900
with close beach locations. Turnkey units have excel-
lent rental history and are ready for occupancy!
Call Marie Franklin.




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FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
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BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part timely
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for every other week-
end. Year round, part time. Call for appointment.
778-2780.

HOLMES BEACH part time position for person who
loves and can interact with children. Training given.
Must be over 18 years of age. Dolphin Preschool,
778-2967.

MOTHERS & OTHERS work from home. Up to
$2,000 per month part time. Call Victor, 778-0354.

BABYSITTER NEEDED warm, loving, non-smoker
to care for our 3 children including newborn daugh-
ter in my home. Call 778-3678.

FRIENDLY, RELIABLE, non smoking people-person
for housekeeping duties. Harrington House Bed &
Breakfast, 778-5444.

CASHIER WANTED Apply in person. Islander's Mar-
ket, 9807 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria. See Frank or Phyllis.

WRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER
sought for Island newspaper The Islander By-
stander. Assignment variety to include people fea-
tures, arts, theater and community events. Also look-
ing for city beat/news reporter. Newspaper experi-
ence and/or journalism major a necessity. Please
submit resume by fax, mail or email. FAX: (941) 778-
9392. Mail: 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217. Email: islander@mead.net

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.


HERBALIFE INDEPENDENT distributor. Call me
for products. Olivia, 778-0354.









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










MOTEL NEAR BEACH
Ten-unit motel in Holmes Beach, furnished turnkey: Own-
ers home and additional six 2BR units available for
increased income. Profitable motel! $800,000. For more
information, call Luke Courtney 778-5405.
FURNISHED TURNKEY 3BR/2BA home with view of
the Gulf and only steps to the beach. In-ground heated pool,
garage, nice size bedrooms and living room. $154,900.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
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
and fishing. $169,000. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800.
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 Paradise" at 778-4800.
WATERWAY PENTHOUSE This 3BR/3BA top-floor
unit in the Waterway Condos offers expansive views of
Palma Sola Bay. The upgraded complex has heated pool,
tennis court, workout room, billiard room and boat docks.
Great location! Asking $159,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
Visit Our Web Site
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JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605

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

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

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

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

AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs 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.
Telephone 778-2967.

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

AUTO DETAILING at your home or office at your
convenience. Includes wash, wax, leather & vinyl
conditioned, tires & trim dressed and more.
Call Damon at 320-5662.

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

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

DOLPHIN CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
778-2864, ext. 1 or pager 331-8114. Dependable
cleaning services. Seasonal, weekly, monthly or
whatever. Bonded and insured.


Let 24 Years of Experience and
Full Real Estate Service Help You!
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S. REALTOR"

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
OPEN HOUSE
3601 East Bay Drive #101
April 5,1997 2 to 4 pm
PANORAMIC VIEW OF BAY & SUNRISES from this
2BR/2BA direct bayfront. Pool, 2-car carport and many
extras. $119,995. Call office.
DESIRABLE BRADENTON LOCATION 3BR/2BA,
corner lot, custom kitchen cabinets, "quiet" well-estab-
lished neighborhood. Walk to schools, churches and
shopping. $89,900. Call Madelynne Fried 778-2940.
RARELY AVAILABLE AT GULFFRONT SUN PLAZA
WEST 2BR/2BA, heated pool, elevator, secured lobby,
tennis, covered parking. Priced for sale this season.
Furniture negotiable. $159,000.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT 90 x 141 lot,
seawall, davits, 2 or 3 BR, fireplace, family room,
2-car garage, newly painted exterior and some paint-
ing interior. Over 1,800 sq. ft. Custom-built, original
owner. Call T. Dolly Young.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
GULF FRONT 22 UNIT APT. MOTEL 110' white
sandy beach front plus private beach. Heated pool,
newly painted inside and out. Excellent income.
$1,995,000.
Ask about other Bayfront and Gulffront homes and condos.
5351 Gulf Drive 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807


MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING Honest, reliable
Island residents, references. Let us clean it up! $12
hour, minimum 2 hours. Please beep Linda, 215-5956.

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.

CLEAN YOUR WAY Mornings, afternoons, evenings.
Weekdays or weekends. Experienced sitter for eld-
erly including overnight. $9 hr. 778-7368.

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

"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Residential, commercial, condos, rentals.
Move in/out, windows. Call for estimate. Beverly
778-1945.

CHRISTIAN RETIRED WIDOW will sit anytime.
Longboat Key and Holmes Beach area. References
available upon request. 770-948-4998.

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


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

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


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial,
Interior/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.

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


LIVE HERE AND WALK
TO THE BEACH
Imperial House $79,900
2BR/1BA furnished
Sandy Pointe $97,500
2BR/2BA top floor
Bayfront Condo $142,500
2BR/2BA furnished
Newer H 199,900
3BR/2 frWsTed d
Beachfro d229,900
2BR/2 2 ed
Gulffront Cottage $519,750
2BR/2BA furnished

SEASONAL RENTALS
Weekly from $500 week
Monthly from $1,000 mo
ANNUAL RENTALS
3BR/2BA, condo $800 mo
1BR/1BA Runaway Bay $650 mo
2/2 Bradenton Condo $750 mo
2/2 Wildwood Springs $750 mo
2BR/2BA Duplex, AMI $770 mo
Julie Gilstrap "Personalized, Not Franchised"
Property Manager


ederoc a 0Company
matching I 4 erties since 1949

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


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HANDYMAN FOR THOSE annoying little jobs.
Don't have the tools or time? No job too small.
778-8295, leave message.
ELLIOTT'S PRECISION TILE Service. Local Island
references, local resident. Flooring specialist. Call
Jim at 778-1319.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION all types of renovations/
new construction services. Now offering installation
and servicing of rolling hurricane security shutters.
License # CGC 058-092. Insured. 778-5354.

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.

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.
SUMMER RENTAL 1 BR/1 BA duplex available Apr. 1.
Walk to beach, grocery, pharmacy and shopping.
$350 wk. Call 778-2832.

QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME 2BR/1BA, fully
furnished, fenced yard, 8 mo. lease May. Dec.
$799 riMo. 778-1567.

BAYFRONT LARGE 1 OR 2BR with pool, spa and
view. Available Apr. through Dec. 1997. $550 $750
week. 778-4107.


JULIE McCLURE

Estate And
JHousehold
I Sales


Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations


HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 3BR/2BA available
for next season. Approximately 200 ft. to Gulf.
778-3267.
APARTMENTS 1 & 2BR, yearly and seasonal.
Bradenton Beach on the bay. Reserve your place for
1998 season. 792-1431, 9 5, Mon. Fri. Starting
at $450.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront. 1 & 2BR
available Apr. 1 Mar. 30, $495 weekly, $1,500 mo.
All new furnishings, new pool. Walk to fishing piers,
fine restaurants and shopping. (941) 778-1322.

HOLMES BEACH furnished duplex. 1BR/1BA &
2BR/1BA, available May. 1 Jan. 1. Hot tub, lanai,
2 blocks to Gulf. $600/$850 mo. (201) 398-7556.
AVAILABLE APRIL 1 weekly or monthly. 1 and 2BR
furnished apartments. Stone's throw to beach. Rea-
sonable rates. 778-4368.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA home,
walk to beach, very nice. $550 wk. or $1,400 mo.
plus $200 deposit. (706) 845-0970.
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.
(941) 778-7107.
ANNA MARIA Oak Avenue 3BR/2BA, 1/2 block to
Gulf beach. Central air, cable, washer/dryer. Avail-
able Apr. Jul. $1,700 mo./$700 wk. Call Tampa,
(813) 988-8075.

BEACHFRONT CONDO to share. Great view,
2BR/2BA, non-smoker, parking, lanai, furnished,
rooftop patio, security entrance. $485. Holmes
Beach. 778-6196.
WANTED WINTER RENTER 1997-98. Prefer
6 months. 778-2153.



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SPACIOUS KEY-WEST STYLE 3BR/2BA with
designer froni doors, tile floors, vaulted ceilings. 10 x
33 rear deck with peeks of Gulf. 250' to water. Spar-
kling white shell yard. 2806 Gulf Drive. $188,800.

Call Dolores M. Baker .I1
Licensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500 MLS


My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales BTT -'-r
means I can offer you a qualified service to help I 1SLANDER
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and a
household furnishings. I will be happy to send More llsad
you a resume and references. More Island
(941) 746-2100 news than any
Member of Appraisers Association of America other source.


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ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA beach house. Steps to Gulf.
Available Apr. 15th, wk./mo./yr. 778-4536, leave
message.
VERY NICE DUPLEX apartment in Anna Maria.
2BR/1BA on canal, boat dock available. $650 mo.
yearly. 778-6350.
SUMMER, FALL, WINTER rentals, Gulffront, 2 &
3BR, heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis, beach. 794-8877.
GULFFRONT- PRIVATE BEACH seasonal bunga-
low, 1 BR/1 BA. $475 wk/$1,100 mo. Available Apr. 4.
778-1086.
HOLMES BEACH 1998 seasonal rental home.
Furnished, 2BR/2BA, canal view. Sleeps 8, Jacuzzi,
outdoor shower. $1,200 mo. 4 mo. minimum. Call
(407) 741-3521.
2BR LARGE GULFRONT home. Available weekly or
monthly. Coldwell Banker, Residential Real Estate,
Inc. (941) 778-9611.

ANNUAL RENTAL canalfront 2BR/2BA, enclosed
porch, family room, laundry room with hookups.
$1,000 mo. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA in quiet neighborhood.
Fenced yard, close to beach, washer/dryer hookups.
$700 mo. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

HOLMES BEACH rental for 1998 season, 3 6
months no less than 3 months. One block to beach
and stores. 1 BR, no pets, very clean. 778-6909.

ANNUAL RENTAL in Gulffront complex. 1BR/1BA
partially furnished unit. Walking distance to shopping.
$650 mo. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.


Serene north end of Anna Maria, 4BR/2BA,
charming, lovingly updated, steps to beautiful
Bean Point beach! Eat-in kitchen, new roof, large
screened porch, wraparound deck, outdoor hot/
cold shower and no stairs! Stunningly land-
scaped with Royal Palms, blooming Poinciana
trees and garden complete with walkways and
fountain! One of a kind! A "must see!"
779 Jacaranda, Anna Maria. $279,000.
Call 778-1204.


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RUNAWAY BAY
Rare 2BR/2BA with view of the lagoon. Turn-
key furnished, bright and sunny unit. Excel-
lent vacation home or rental complex with
on-site management. $119,900. Call Ed
Oliveira at 778-2246 or eves. at 778-1751.


ISLAND VILLAGE
Excellent Island complex with two pools,
tennis, and short walk to beach. This 2BR/
2BA unit has open, spacious floor plan with
1,478 sq. ft, of living area. Offered at
$115,000. Call David Moynihan at 778-
2246 or 778-7976.


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 778-2248 or eves at 794-8482.


UNIQUE TRIPLEX
Quality constructed and well-maintained
residential triplex with spacious floor plans,
private garages and storage rooms on 100
x 100 lot with Gulf views. Unit mix is 3BR/
2BA, 2BR/2BA, 1 BR/1 BA with 3,225 sq. ft.
of living area offered at $325,000. Call
David Moynihan at 778-7976.


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lwn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
S vi e We Monitor Irrigation Systems
erie INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
1 1Established in 1983

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
S "A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353

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


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


FREE MULCH STONE SHELL
EsTIMAIE .
ESTI Custom Transport
S778-1497 Mobile 730-2273
HAULING SOD INSTALLATION

NU-Weatherside of Florida
SOFFIT & FASCIA SINCE
WINDOW REPLACEMENT
PORCH ENCLOSURES
VINYL SIDING
778-7074
Lic. # CLAC 286523


REMODELING-
ADDITIONS
XACT RENOVATIONS
o KITCHENS BATHS
DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399


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GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE
GREAT GIFTS ANYTIME!

AMERICAN
CAR WASH
5804 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach
778-1617
MON FRI 8AM 5PM
SAT*8AM 4PM

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Private &
Commercial
Interior/Exterior
*20 Years
Experience
* Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates
778-2139


Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!

MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior, under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Mention this ad for $10 OFF.


320-5662
(This number is a message service when we are busy.)
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.


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NH LAKE HOME to trade. Lake Winnipesaukee
year-round residence in Alton Bay, NH with boat
house and docking, breathtaking views of lake and
mountains, 2,800 sq. ft. of living space, spa and ex-
tra large 2-car garage. Trade for waterfront home
with pool or condo. Call (603) 875-3124. Fax (603)
875-7771 or e-mail aricp@aria.win.net.


ANNUAL RENTAL in San Remo Shores condos. 1 BR/
1 BA, second floor unit. Convenient to beaches and
Bradenton. $500 mo. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

1 BR AND 2BR APARTMENTS turnkey, across from
beach. $330/$390 wk. Vacancies in Apr.. and May.
778-2374.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA, family room, garage,
washer/dryer, in mid Holmes Beach. $800 mo. Call
Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

HOLMES BEACH nice 2BR/2BA apartment, close to
shopping and beach. Annual rental. $650 mo., 1st,
last, security. 795-7805.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR turnkey-furnished apartment,
100 yards to Gulf. 778-5617.
WANTED MAR/APR, Anna Maria Island. 1998 2BR
rental. Retired couple, non-smokers, no pets. $1,000
- $1,100 mo. (603) 569-5574.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA unfurnished, 1 1/2
blocks to beach. $550 mo. plus utilities, 1st, last and
security. Anna Maria Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
6 MONTH RENTAL available approximately Apr. 15.
Charming 2BR/1 BA home close to beach. Furnished.
$700 mo. plus utilities. 1st, last, security. Anna Maria
Realty, Inc. 778-2259.
2BR/2BA BRIGHT spacious and clean duplex in
quiet neighborhood near beach. All amenities includ-
ing washer/dryer, cable. Available now Nov.1 or
Jan. 1. $700 mo. 778-0510.

ANNUAL 3BR/3BA FURNISHED beach house, Anna
Maria Island, Gulf views. $1,250 mo. Sand, sunsets,
sun all it needs is you! 778-9470.

QUIET WATERFRONT APARTMENT 1BR, no
pets. $500 mo. plus electric and security. 778-2619
or 795-1243.
SEASON & VACATION beach cottage. 2BR/2BA,
remodeled. $2,000 $2,500 mo, $700 $900 wk.
778-4523 or 1-800-977-0803.

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
1-800-977-0803.

WHY RENT? Buy for $104,000. 2BR/1BA, Mexican
tile, carport, porch, fenced yard,-washer/dryer, 2
blocks to beach, 1/2 block to bay. 2317 Avenue B.
778-8221.


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

GREAT FAMILY HOME on large lot. 3BR/2BA with
ceramic tile, French doors. 507 71 st Street, Holmes Beach.
$162,000. Shown by appointment only. 778-7710.

MARTINIQUE NORTH by owner. 2BR/2BA direct
Gulffront condo with new AC/heat, carpet, windows,
dishwasher, refrigerator. Turnkey furnished. Includes
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@earthlink.net. Principals only.
2BR/2BA BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED townhouse
condo in small complex with pool, close to beach.
New appliances, carpeting, ceramic tile, etc.
$119,000. 778-0510.
2BR/2BA VILLA in Mt. Vernon condos. Wide carport,
Berber, recent air, original owner. $68,000. 792-3299.


NEWER 3BR/2BA STILT home with garage near
best beach and pier. $229,500. Reach Richard Free-
man at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
OWN A PIECE OF Historic Old Florida! Great rental
and fantastic location. $138,900. Reach Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA with pool and large garage.
$299,900. Reach Richard Freeman at Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S finest Gulffront home, 270
x 100 in walled estate setting. $1,290,000. Reach
Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO ISLAND'S BEST buy! 2BR/2BA condo,
turnkey furnished and shows like a model!
$109,500. Reach Richard Freeman at Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY zoned residential/retail
building. $179,000. Reach Richard Freeman at Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
52 X 145 LOT for only $82,500. Reach Richard Free-
man at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
TWO FANTASTIC MOTELS in the Island's best lo-
cations great history! Reach Richard Freeman at
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ONE OF THE ISLAND'S most unique properties -
home and separate cottage just across from the
beach. $182,500. Reach Richard Freeman at Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
PICK YOUR COLORS! 3BR/2BA at Perico Shores
for only $259,900. Reach Richard Freeman at Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
ONLY 4 LOTS LEFT at beautiful Perico Shores. Build
your dream home! Reach Richard Freeman at Island
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PARADOX
BY ELIZABETH C. GORSKI / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 One may be
checkered
5 Night light
9 April honoree
13 Fairy tale figures
17 Baseball's
Tommie
18 Devour
20 Fjord
21 Part of a monk's
title
22 Beginning of a
thought by the
72-Across
102-Across
80-Across
26 Bedtime genie
27 Stamp of
approval?: Abbr.
28 Patsies
29 Sushi supplies
30 Scrooge's look
31 Quilters' klatch
32 "Dr. Zhivago"
name
34 Type choices
35 Mocking
40 End of the
thought
44 -de-sac
45 Seat of Garfield
County, Okla.
46 Olympics jump
47 Not theirs
48 Canon
competitor


49 P.M. hours, to a
bard
50 80-Across's field
54 Practices girth
control
55 With grace
58 -class
(airplane
section)
59 Two Tudors
60 Regatta
61 Catch of the day,
maybe
62 Somewhat, to
Salieri
63 Part of a
rainbow
66 Palestrina piece
67 Ale, e.g.
71 Tearjerkers,
sometimes
72 Like 80-Across
74 Lacto--
vegetarian
75 Beer variety
76 Lady Macbeth,
for one
77 Crazy quilt
78 Corp. V.I.P.'s
79 "Peer Gynt"
character
80 See 22-Across
85 E-mail
87 Bar, at the bar
88 Taxi door info
89 Personals, e.g.
90 Isle on which
Apollo was born
91 Protection for
some I.R.A.'s
93 Item on a list
97 Each


98 Vexes
102 What 80-Across
became in 199.6
106 Start of a
Dickens title
107 River to the
Fulda
108 Certain string
ensemble
109 "Eugene
Onegin"
mezzo-soprano
110 Famous tiger
111 Root beer brand
112 Eliot character
113 Old news agency
DOWN
1 Dog's "dogs"
2 Mideast title
3 Spotted
4 Bid
5 Only U.N.
member whose
flag is not
rectangular
6 Clears
7 Ear: Prefix
8 Mother Teresa,
for one
9 Most enamored
(of)
10 Pianist Levant
11 1982 country hit
"Same--Me"
12 Gobs
13 Peddled
14 --vera
15 "Dumb&
Dumber" actress
16 Caesar and
others
19 Jump (on)
21 Trickery
23 "That is..."


24 "-- directed"
25 Chutzpah
30 Not go directly
32 Eye makeup
33 Dress style
34 Godliness
35 Oporto's river
36 Young Fontaine
role
37 With increased
reserve
38 Cuckoo
39 Bar request
40 Trickle
41 Black, yellow
and white
42 Jean-Claude
Duvalier, e.g.
43 Big bar order
48 Second-fiddle
51 Prefix with
linear
52 Plottage
53 Liking
54 Art style,
familiarly
56 Rubbish
57 Yard sale staples
59 Associate
61 Roman sandal
62 Jewish holiday
63 Faith in Turkey
64 Static
65 Historical info
66 Gangster's gals
67 Nodule
68 Verb for thou
69 Call to mind
70 Santa -, Calif.
72 Sit for a photo
73 Nincompoops
76 Erects, as a
contraption


78 Loon
80 Duck walk
81 Sorry sorts
82 "It must
have been
news
day"
83 Visit
84 Bit of NASA
equipment


86 With a level
head
90 In a fog
91 Overexposed to
the sun
92 T. S. Eliot
book-essay
93 Premed
class:
Abbr.


94 Computer
programming
phrase
95 Israel's Abba
96 He once had
stable work on
TV
99 Degas's "Miss
-- at the
Cirque
Fernando"


100 Brain scans, for
short
101 Timetable
listings: Abbr.
103 Rhoda's TV
mom
104 Head, in slang
105 Liverpool-to-
Newcastle
dir.


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PREMIER KEY ROYALE BAYFRONT
home located on Bimini Bay featuring heavy 3BR/2BA home. Caged pool with slide boat
duty boat lift, indoor pool, 4+ bedroom, 4 bath, davits on canal side. Direct access to
many upgrades. $589,000 Call Dick Maher or Intracoastal waterway. Gorgeous view. Dazzling
Dave Jones. sunrise. $395,000. Call Helen White.


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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
Waterfront community with pools, tennis
courts. Condo has 2BR/2BA and spacious
screened lanai with a view of the pool.
$134,900 Call Mary Ann Schmidt.


SUNBOW BAY
2BR/2BA covered parking, elevator, pool, ten-
nis. Close to beach, church, shopping. Com-
pare location and price. $89,500. Call Bob or
Lu Rhoden.


CUSTOM BAYFRONT HOME BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE SUN COAST
4BR/2.5 BA with view of Sarasota Bay from Tidy Island exclusive waterfront retreat.
large glass porch. Elegant fixtures, open plan, Elegant 3,000 sq. ft. home suited for entertain-
elevator, 6-car garage. $695,000. Call Rose ment. 12 mile view of Sarasota skyline.
Schnoerr. $350,000. Call Bob or Penny Hall.


40' DOCK WITH UhDEEP WAi TIK
3BR/3BA townhouse with great water views.
High ceilings and light colors throughout.
Close to the beaches and ready to move into.
$275,000. Call Mary Ann Schmidt.


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BEST VIEW IN CORAL SHORES LARGEST PERICO BAY CLUB VILLA LONGBOAT KEY I00' SEAWALLED LOT
Excellent 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage on canal with cathedral ceiling, skylight and private deck Canal has been dredged. Great location for 2-
park-like setting. Dock your boat right in front with lagoon vista highlight this two or three story home with view of Intracoastal waters
and enjoy a fantastic water view. $165,000. Call bedroom villa. Furnished. 2-car garage. leading directly to the bay. $160,000. Call Rose
Harold Small. $149,900. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones. Schnoerr.


100' OF THE MANATEE RIVER
at your back door, set back from the road for
privacy, this 3BR/2BA is a country hideaway.
Convenient to schools and shops. $180,000.
Call Bob or Lu Rhoden.





2BR/2BA
investment $$$ maker.. $54,900
2BR newly decorated. Berber
carpet & lots of tile. .....$56,500

1BR/1.5BA
spacious unit. ............. $45,500

Call Donna Mosley


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