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Holmes Beach hearing on cell tower Tuesday
By Pat Copeland
Residents will have their chance to sound off about
the construction of a cellular tower in Holmes Beach
at a special exception hearing on April 15 at 6:30 p.m.
The proposed site for the 155-foot GTE Mobilnet
tower is the Smith Realtors' building, 5904 Marina
Drive. GTE hopes to construct the tower beside the
new Bamboo Raw Bar on the south side of the build-
ing. Plans include a covered entrance to the restaurant
with an equipment room above the entrance.
For the special exception, neighbors within 300
feet of the proposed construction must be notified.
blasted by police
By Paul Roat
Opening salvos have been fired in what appears to
be a battle between the Bradenton Beach Civic Asso-
ciation and the city's police department.
And the city commission is caught in the crossfire.
Lee Hornack, chair of the homeowners group, be-
gan the brouhaha last Wednesday when he met with
Mayor Leroy Arnold and requested formation of a spe-
cial "Blue Ribbon Committee."
The committee would take the "pulse of the com-
munity on public safety issues, to identify those areas
they perceive as satisfactory and those which they
would beef up. The committee should have the author-
ity to interview the chief of police and his personnel
since they are on the front line and will have valuable
input. It should also review the staffing, remuneration,
benefits, schedules, duties of personnel and the work
product for the last year to include incidents, fines lev-
ied, revenue collected, arrests and the like."
Hornack's memo continued that "there has been an
ongoing issue between some citizens of Bradenton Beach
arnd the chief of police on 'quality of life' issues versus
other priorities like Coquina Beach and Cortez Beach.
"Issues like neighborhood watch, recreational ve-
hicle parking on the beach, noise, parking, public areas
used by pet owners as toilets for their dogs and the
potential hiring of a grant-funded officer have caused
an undercurrent of contentious feelings.
"It appears like police priorities and those of the
citizens may be, in some cases, quite different,"
Hornack wrote. "We believe that a review of this na-
ture is good business for the city and demonstrates your
commitment to efficient, responsive government."
Arnold told The Islander Bystander he suggested
the city commission hold a work session on the matters
brought up by the civic association, although at least
one commissioner, Connie Drescher, said she would
prefer to have the matter placed on a the agenda for a
regular commission meeting sooner.
Arnold gave Hornack's memo to Police Chief Jack
Maloney, who fired back a memo of his own.
"I would first like to comment on the lack of cour-
tesy and respect shown to both the police department
and myself by the civic association," Maloney wrote.
"After over eight years as chief, I believe it is well
known that I would have addressed one of their meet-
ings or met with them at any time. If then I did not sat-
isfy them, the city commission could have been ad-
dressed about the 'quality of life' problems.
"Judging from their letter, it is obvious that their
alleged concern about 'quality of life' is a ploy. It is
a 'bait and switch' so that they can get a board of in-
quiry (euphemistically called a Blue Ribbon Com-
mittee) in order to investigate the police department
from top to bottom. They demonstrate a lust to fix a
police department that isn't broken. They just want
to control the police department. They seem intent
on running the police department the way they want
According to the city's code, special exception uses are
generally compatible with other land uses permitted
within the zoning district. However, because of their
unique characteristics or potential impacts on the sur-
rounding neighborhood or the city, they require indi-
At a recent site plan review for the structure,
Mayor Bob VanWagoner said he had some concerns
about the project.
"I have a number of reservations as to whether it's
consistent with the city's comprehensive plan,"
VanWagoner noted. "But this is the first stage of re-
view. At the special exception hearing you'll review
the effects on the neighborhood and the city."
"It has been very difficult to find a location in your
city to appropriately site a communications antenna,"
explained Bob Hardee of GTE. "We recognize the spe-
cial conditions you have on barrier islands, but we feel
our customers out here are just as entitled to good ser-
vice. That's what we're trying to do. Also it will im-
prove your emergency communications."
Hardee said that in addition to GTE, the fire district
will use the tower at no charge. Other customers who
will pay a fee to use the tower are AT&T Wireless
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to run it," Maloney wrote.
He requested the city commission "not go along with
their request for a board of inquiry." Maloney added that
"what we don't need is a 'panel of experts' going on a fish-
ing expedition at the expense of the police department. Its
morale and professionalism would be at risk. I'm sure no
responsible individual wants the police department to be-
come the laughing stock of law enforcement it was sev-
eral years ago and isn't anymore.
"The civic association seems to want the equivalent
of major surgery, when an office consultation is all that
is needed," Maloney concluded.
"I think the commission should handle this,"
Arnold said. "I believe it is a decision the commission
should make, not private citizens."
Maloney is the city's 12th chief in the past 11 years,
coming off a "revolving door" of police chiefs he was
hired as the ninth chief in a 26-month period of time dur-
ing the 1980s.
Football Club goalie
Lance Bieker fared well in
overtime play and a
sudden death shoot out
during the Suncoast
Soccer League Division II
Cup final against Slovakia
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dedicated the victory to
teammate Ian Fairweather,
who was injured earlier in
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APRIL 9, 1997
Ij PAGE 2 E APRIL 9, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER.
Revised noise ordinance passes first reading
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Commission passed a
revised version of its proposed noise ordinance last
week with Commissioners Pat Geyer and Carol
The ordinance covers the playing of radios, tele-
visions, musical instruments, phonographs, amplifi-
ers and similar devices during the hours of 10 p.m.
to 7 a.m. The devices cannot create excessive or un-
reasonable noise across residential property lines or
within noise-sensitive areas or be audible at a dis-
tance of 100 feet from the property line if they are
"disturbing or a nuisance to reasonable persons
within the area of audibility."
The ordinance also includes provisions for
rhythmic bass vibrations at a distance of 100 feet
from the property line, car radios and stereos, motor-
boats and Jet-skis.
After months of debate and numerous changes,
the commission was slated to pass an amended ordi-
nance in January that eliminated the decibel readings
required in the city's present ordinance.
Decibel readings were substituted with a stan-
dard in which a violation would occur if the sound
was "plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet from the
building, structure or vehicle in which it is located."
However, City Attorney Patricia Petruff advised
the commission not to pass the ordinance in view of
a court ruling that the "plainly audible" standard in
Lee County's noise ordinance was unconstitutional.
Some commissioners and residents also opposed the
50-foot distance and felt it should be 100 or 150 feet.
In addition to the standards set forth in the
zoning district, Holmes Beach Commissioners will
consider whether a proposed special exception use
meets the following standards:
The proposed use shall be consistent with the
The establishment, maintenance or operation
of the proposed use shall not be detrimental to or
endanger the public health safety or general wel-
The proposed use shall not diminish the use
or enjoyment of other property within the imme-
diate neighborhood for the purposes permitted in
The establishment of the special exception
use shall not impede the normal and orderly devel-
opment and improvement of surrounding proper-
ties for uses permitted in the zoning district.
The proposed use shall not substantially di-
minish the property values in the neighborhood.
Adequate utilities, road access, drainage, and
other necessary facilities already exist or shall be
provided to serve the proposed use.
Adequate measures already exist or shall be
taken to provide ingress and egress to the proposed
use in a manner which minimizes traffic conges-
tion in the public streets.
The proposed use shall be consistent with the
community character of the immediate neighbor-
hood of the proposed development.
Development of the proposed use shall not
substantially adversely affect a known archaeo-
logical, historical or cultural resource located on or
off the parcel proposed for development.
The design of the proposed use shall mini-
mize the adverse effects including visual impacts
of the proposed use on the adjacent property.
The applicant has made adequate legal pro-
vision to guarantee the provision and development
of any buffers, landscaping, public open space and
other improvements associated with the proposed
The proposed use shall meet all other stan-
dards or requirements set forth in this ordinance
which apply to that use in the zoning district in
which it is located.
Attorney explains revisions
In a letter to commissioners, Petruff noted that
the Lee County ordinance was struck down because
it was overly broad, vague and subjective.
"Since the proposed Holmes Beach ordinance is
limited to restricting levels of noise during specific
hours and at specific distances, it is my opinion that
it should not be considered overly broad," she ex-
She further noted that "an ordinance is consid-
ered to be unconstitutionally vague if the terms are
so indefinite that men of common intelligence must
necessarily guess at the meaning and may differ as
to the application."
To withstand a challenge, the ordinance must
"provide adequate notice to a person of common un-
derstanding concerning the behavior prohibited and
the specific intent required," she noted. "I believe
that the ordinance as revised meets these require-
She said the last concern was that the ordinance
represented a subjective standard and the danger of
arbitrary enforcement existed. She felt that dropping
the term "plainly" and using only the term "audible"
would cover this concern.
As further insurance against challenge, she re-
tained section 30-57 of the present noise ordinance,
which contains decibel limits, as well as language
upheld by various courts.
Commission Chairman Don Maloney said he fa-
vors the city's present noise ordinance but would de-
An artists rendering of the proposed cellular
tower by Smith Realtors in Holmes Beach.
TOWER, FROM PAGE 1
Services and possibly Primeco. He said the mono-
pole structure gives the minimum profile with the
maximum use for this type of structure.
GTE first came to the city in May 1996 and
sought a special exception permit to build a 160-
foot tower at the Holmes Beach Marina. Council
rejected the proposal after residents in the marina
Council suggested that the company build the
tower on city land. City Attorney Steve Dye said the
company could do so if heirs of the land donors
signed waivers. He said this is required because any
property donated to a public body must be used for
a public purpose or it reverts to the grantor.
GTE offered various means to accomplish the
project including leasing the city's land or replac-
ing the police department tower and deeding it to
the city. However, in December the city received a
letter from one of the descendants of the grantors
opposing the idea. Since then, GTE has been look-
ing for alternate sites.
fer to the wishes of the police chief, who asked for
Whitmore said she doesn't agree with the ordi-
nance and asked about special events such as art
fairs with entertainment.
Petruff said the code does not require them to be
Commissioners Ron Robinson and Luke
Courtney liked the ordinance.
Resident and bar owner Steve Lardas objected to
any changes in the present ordinance.
"I came to the last meeting and the audience was
filled with residents who didn't want the present or-
dinance changed," Lardas protested. "I think this is
opening up a can of worms. When we talk about
measuring the distance from the property line, are
police officers going to go to the property with a
survey? Where will they start measuring the 100
Mayor Bob VanWagoner said the officers can
make a reasonable assumption.
Police Chief Jay Romine said he is satisfied with
the revisions and after hearing from residents, he felt
the 50 feet was too-restrictive and the hours needed
to be included.
"We answer a lot more noise complaints than
people think we do," he explained. "People tend to
zero in on the bars because they get the most atten-
tion and publicity, but 70 percent of our complaints
are about private parties and loud stereos. "
Commissioner Pat Geyer asked who determines
the music is too loud.
"It's the officer's opinion," Romine replied.
"We still have the ability to use the decibel meter,
but it's 20 years old and we only have one officer
certified to operate it. Schooling for certification is
not offered very often and it's expensive.
"Our goal is not to slap a citation on everyone
we get a complaint on. Our goal is to solve the prob-
lem. The officers tell them to turn it down and leave.
If they have to go back, I want an ordinance that they
can enforce and this gives them the ability to do
The second reading is slated for April 15.
County funds may
be sought for
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner has asked
Police Chief Jay Romine to come up with figures on
the cost of patrolling Manatee County Public Beach
and the county-owned Kingfish Boat Ramp.
In an update to the commission, VanWagoner said
that the city has been providing police protection to
both areas at no cost but "the services are becoming
more demanding and are affecting the assignments of
police to our regular city patrols."
Rather than ask the county to take over the cover-
age, the mayor asked Romine to compute a cost shar-
ing formula based on the rates the county pays to the
Bradenton Beach Police Department for patrolling
In his report, Romine said the county pays
Bradenton Beach $67,980 annually for a full-time of-
ficer on the beach for daily eight-hour shifts as well as
holidays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The total
of 3,176 hours is provided at an average cost of $21.40
Romine noted that he is considering a part-time sworn
officer to provide coverage for an average of 20 hours per
week. Based on the formula used between the county and
Bradenton Beach the cost would be $22,256.
Romine said the officer should be paid for 40 hours
per week for the first two months in order to be trained.
Then the office would begin patrolling for 20 hours per
week for a total of 1,200 hours per year. The total cost
would be $17,953 which includes $13,008 in salary,
$3,950 in insurance and $995 in taxes.
VanWagoner said he forwarded the figures to
Manatee County Commissioner Pat Glass.
13th Center spring auction
benefit this Saturday
From award-winning resort dining pack-
ages to original artwork, fishing excursions
and hundreds of other live and silent bidding
items, the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's 13th annual spring auction benefit
Saturday, April 12, will offer opportunities for
all lifestyles during an elegant evening of fine
dining and live entertainment.
All proceeds benefit the Community Cen-
"An Affaire to Remember '97" will be
held at St. Bernard Catholic Church's grand
ballroom, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. The doors will open at 5 p.m. with a
champagne reception and silent-auction view-
ing. A gourmet dinner will be catered by
Harry's Continental Kitchen of Longboat Key.
The Eriksen-Willis Duo, featuring profession-
als Julie Eriksen on flute and Rex Willis on
guitar, will offer an engaging mix of musical
styles, ranging from the Baroque to Classical
periods to contemporary and original pieces.
Professional auctioneer Bobby Smith will be-
gin the live auction at 8:30 p.m.
The Center offers more than 50 programs
and services for all ages on a year-round basis.
The auction is its most important fundraiser
each year. Trudy Moon of Holmes Beach has
set a goal of more than $50,000 in her second
year as auction committee chairman. She is
expecting more than 400 guests to attend
"Affaire '97." Reserved seating for parties
large and small is available
A donation of $35 per person will include
dinner. For ticket information, contact the
Center at 778-1908.
Duo to perform at Center auction
Musicians Julie Eriksen and Rex Willis will perform
selections for flute and guitar at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center's 13th annual spring
auction benefit Saturday, April 12, at St. Bernard
Catholic Church. Bali Hai Resort in Holmes Beach
is sponsoring the duo's appearance at "An Affaire to
Remember '97." The event includes opportunities to
bid on hundreds of live and silent auction items and
enjoy gourmet dinner catered by Harry's Continen-
tal Kitchens. For ticket information, call the Center
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N APRIL 9, 1997 E PAGE 3 Ij]
Everyone gets called
to jury duty
Jury duty is one of those necessary evils that comes
with American citizenship.
Nobody really enjoys serving on a jury, but hey!
it's only once every few years if that. And even
though most people have flashes of civic pride and
patriotic duty when they rip open that envelope that
welcomes you to the courthouse for hours of waiting,
there's always that little spark of a thought of how you
wish you could get out of the task.
Well, remember that even the important and fa-
mous get called, too. Even elected officials.
The case in point is Bradenton Beach Mayor Leroy
Arnold, who was apparently impaneled on a jury ear-
lier this week.
No word yet on what the trial was, though, al-
though there is an elected official who faces charges of
improperly selling guns not a Bradenton Beach
elected official, though.
Anna Maria City
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4/15, 6:30 p.m., Public hearing on special
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4/17, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment
4/16, 10 a.m., Citizens' Advisory Committee to
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4/16, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
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Alleged drug trafficker arrested by FDLE on Island
By David Futch
James Epperson thought he could sneak into
Holmes Beach from Chicago for a family weekend
with his ex-wife and child.
His Florida vacation was short-lived.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents
had other ideas about Epperson's down time and ar-
rested him Wednesday, April 2, at an Avenue E con-
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and FDLE
have been looking for the former Pinellas County resi-
dent for three years.
Epperson was a fugitive wanted in connection with
allegedly flying hundreds of pounds of cocaine into the
Gulf Coast from Miami.
After his capture, Epperson was held in Pinellas
County Jail on $1 million bail. An official at the jail
said Metro Dade County police have charged Epperson
with trafficking in cocaine.
Drug agents trailed Epperson, 52, for almost three
years but were unsuccessful because of Epperson's
ability to disguise himself, FDLE spokesman Rick
Morera in Tampa said.
"He was very clever. He was good at dying his hair
and beard. He would gain and lose weight," Morera
said. "If you could see before and after pictures, you
wouldn't believe it was the same guy. If he was your
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Epperson was carrying $800 in cash and a wallet
filled with telephone calling cards and was using the
name Robert Meyers, Morera said.
He was unarmed and not considered dangerous
when he was picked up Wednesday, April 3.
Holmes Beach impounded his six-year-old red
Buick for the FDLE.
Epperson's wife is expected to be charged with
allegedly aiding and abetting a fugitive, Morera said.
Three years ago, Epperson stood on the tarmac at
Tamiami Airport in Miami talking to FDLE agents who
wanted to know what was inside his briefcase, Morera
of FDLE said.
He told them he lived in St. Petersburg and had
rented the plane he was flying and needed to get back.
He didn't have time to wait for a drug-sniffing dog to
check the contents.
The agents let him go but kept his briefcase.
"There were some other guys from South America
we were looking for and we thought he could lead us
to them," Morera said. "He was just part of an investi-
gation focused on several people. One has been caught
and the other's in Argentina."
Instead of landing in St. Petersburg where he told
agents he was going, Epperson flew into a Clearwater
airport, walked away and went on the lam for three
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years, according to Morera.
When agents opened the briefcase Epperson left
with them in Miami, they found four kilograms (8.8
pounds) of cocaine, Morera said.
FDLE spent a lot of time and money trying to find
Epperson. They received a tip in late March from FBI
agents in Chicago that Epperson was on his way to
Florida, specifically Holmes Beach.
Morera said FDLE had been surveilling the Av-
enue E condo for several days and Epperson was there
for a day when he was caught.
FDLE Special Agent Charles Leonard of Sarasota
was one of four officers involved in the bust.
"He was quite surprised when we arrested him,"
Leonard said. "We located where he was staying and
waited for him to leave. There was no resistance. He
was very nondescript."
In 1993, agents learned about Epperson and his
alleged connection with Robert Orr, a Seminole native
who lived in South Florida, and Argentinean Juan
Casanova who lived in a large house with barred win-
dows in suburban Miami.
A Pinellas Park police confidential informant led
FDLE to the three men and their dealings.
Epperson, who once sold used cars, allegedly
would fly cocaine across Florida in rented planes for
his partners, Morera said.
In July 1994, agents tapped Casanova's cellular
phone and heard him say he was meeting someone the
next day at Tamiami Airport.
When Casanova left the airport, Epperson was car-
rying a briefcase. U.S. Customs agents stopped
Epperson on the tarmac and found a pound of mari-
juana behind the pilot's seat.
Agents let him go hoping he would lead them to
others involved in trafficking but Epperson didn't land
in St. Petersburg, instead making his way to
After he disappeared, Gloria Epperson filed for di-
vorce, saying she had no idea where her husband was.
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Clean up after pets or face $75 fine in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Dog owners who allow their pets to perform indeli-
cate acts on public property may find themselves step-
ping into a $75 fine in Bradenton Beach.
Commissioners last week approved placement of
seven signs in the city warning pet owners to clean up
after their animals or face the consequences of a fine.
As proposed by Commissioner Connie Drescher,
the city's pet "hot spots" are at Bay Drive South, the
post office on Bridge Street, 24th Street, 25th Street
and the three city parks. Total cost of the no dog do-do
signs would be $147.
Although the commission unanimously voted in
favor of the signs, it wasn't before some spirited debate
Firematics team to
raise funds competition
The Anna Maria Fire District's Firematics Team
will hold a boot drive on April 12 at the intersections
of Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive and Gulf Drive
and Cortez Road from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The money will be used to send the team to the
firematics competition in Jacksonville in May in order
for the team to qualify for the state competition in Or-
lando in June.
Island volunteers needed
to back shellfish law
Island residents interested in motivating the three Is-
land cities to install signs notifying the public of the shell-
fish law are asked to call Sheila Hurst at 778-0369 after
5 p.m. Interested persons may also write Hurst at 108
39th Street, Holmes Beach, Fla. 34217.
Final city hall construction
Final construction plans for the Holmes Beach City
buildings and grounds have been completed by H.
Patterson Fletcher and are available at city hall.
The city commission last week authorized a payment
of $8,606.25 to Fletcher for his work during February and
March. Fletcher's total fee is 7.5 percent of the estimated
$850,000 construction cost for the complex, or $63,750.
To date the city has paid Fletcher $22,950.
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on the matter.
Police Chief Jack Maloney said the way the "clean
up after your dog" ordinance was written requires a
police officer to ...er, catch the dog in the act, so to
speak, for a citation to be written.
"We have to witness it," he said.
"I wonder if we're wasting money and cluttering
up our city by putting up signs if the police have to see
it take place," Vice Mayor Charlie Grace questioned.
"I disagree," Commissioner Dan Goodchild said.
"If there's no sign, they'll just think 'It's only this
once.' Down at the bay, my God! You have to watch
your every step."
"I don't want to see another kind of pollution -
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sign pollution in the city," Mayor Leroy Arnold
Resident Susan Kehne said the signs are needed.
"In every beach community I've been in there have
been signs telling people to clean up after their pets.
This is a health problem, and the animals are killing the
plantings we're trying to grow along Bridge Street."
Commissioner agreed to give the signs a try to see
if the dog detritus dilemma can be diminished.
"I'm willing to try anything for a while," Arnold
said. "If we see it doesn't work, and if the chief deter-
mines it isn't working, then we'll take the signs down."
Or, as Grace put it: "I'm willing to go along with
it as long as we look at this dog waste issue later on."
It ain't over 'til the parking lot says so
Season continues at the Manatee County Public Beach as this photo of illegal parking along Gulf Drive
attests, a week after Easter. The day following this photo, cars were parked in similar fashion on the berms
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Support the Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's an-
nual auction is this Saturday. If you don't have your
tickets, call the center right now and get them.
The auction, "An Affaire to Remember '97," is the
Center's major fundraising event of the year. Auction
Chair Trudy Moon has set a goal of $50,000 for the
event, which helps allow more than 50 programs to
flourish at the Anna Maria mainstay for kids and
Besides all the gifts donated to the Center that will be
auctioned, a new goodie this year is a 22-foot sailboat.
We'll see you Saturday.
Pants on fire
Just a reminder to Don Maloney, who campaigned
on retaining the city's present noise ordinance, regu-
lated by decibel readings. Maloney now agrees that
new, "audible" language is acceptable in lieu of train-
ing officers, spending money for a new decibel meter
and enforcing the existing ordinance.
Holmes Beach residents made their wishes clear at
a January commission meeting and at the polls in
March no new noise ordinance.
Shame on Maloney.
Heritage trails to you
A groundswell is beginning in the region that could
produce some fascinating new places and interesting
new faces and could add some low-impact tourism
to the region during the off season to boot.
The Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program and
the National Parks Service are hoping to establish a
Heritage Trails program in Manatee and Sarasota coun-
ties. The trails will provide visitors and residents with
an opportunity to visit historical, cultural and environ-
mental highlights in the area.
Consistent signage and mapping of all the attrac-
tions in the two-county area, plus a brochure explain-
ing what's what, are included in the first phase of the
project, expected to be finished by fall.
It's not too late to be a part of the process, either.
The Sarasota Bay Program will be working with citi-
zen subcommittees all summer as the initial work is
The nice thing about this whole program is that
more than 40 percent of European visitors visit a place
due to its trails and environmental focus. With a trails
program in place, who knows? We may just get more
summer and fall visitors to boost the Island's economy
during the long, lean off-season months.
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A recent letter complained that seniors were being
targeted with $25 tickets for parking recreational ve-
hicles "at the beach in Bradenton Beach" and cited lack
A May 1974 city ordinance dealt exclusively with
Cortez Beach. It has been rewritten several times and
states that the recreational area must be protected, but
recognizes rights within adjacent areas, "both residen-
tial and commercially zoned and utilized real prop-
erty," which must also be protected.
A common complaint from citizens stems from
disruption of quality of life during normal hours of rest
and from rental unit owners who claim customers don't
spend that kind of money to look at the Gulf through
an industrial type parking lot, their view blocked by
semis, large trucks and huge RVs. Hence, the first or-
dinance rewrite limited parking north of 13th Street S.
to 1 1/2-ton vehicles or smaller, and closed that area
between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Yet, only a week ago, walking at 10 p.m., I wit-
nessed a person in an RV like a Greyhound bus near
10th Street S. open a door, dump a tub full of dirty liq-
uid into the sand also a violation and drive off.
The fine, defined by ordinance, cannot exceed $500. A
large, open parking area at the S-curve at Coquina
Beach, to my knowledge, should serve for parking for
The complaint about signage is extremely legiti-
mate. As a chartered city in a non-chartered county,
Manatee County is merely a property owner, as I am,
and subject to the city commission. Months ago, after
years of effort, I offered to pay for signs and have them
installed. The letter went to Manatee County Commis-
sioner Stan Stephens, then to Manatee County Parks
and Recreation Department, with copies to the city. To
date, no response has arrived, but several large signs
were erected prohibiting the wearing of string bikinis.
Equally absurd, an extremely well-signed 25 mph
speed zone exists between Cortez Road and Eighth
Street S. which frequently resembles the Indianapolis
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach
In response to
a doctor's warning
Dr. Danziger's commentary regarding concern
over Emergency Medical Service changes (Islander
Bystander, Feb. 19), indicates that we all have opin-
ions about events that affect our lifestyle, especially
when the word "change" is involved. No one em-
braces the idea of increasing taxes for any reason.
However, as the size of this district expands, so does
the necessity to increase the effectiveness of fire and
Compare the salary structure and performance of
our department to others in the state with similar
geographic and socioeconomic status and discover
the value of service we currently enjoy. No one ar-
gues that Manatee County paramedics and emer-
gency medical technicians are well trained and de-
voted to duty. Such is the case with most medical
professionals despite administrative "snafus." How-
ever, if changes are necessary to improve the effi-
ciency and effectiveness of service by way of our
own advanced life support professionals, this option
should continue to be explored to the fullest.
Dr. Danziger goes on to inform that, from his ex-
perience in New York, response by fire personnel is
unnecessary as police officers will always be avail-
able to "lend an extra hand." Has the good doctor
ever tried to oversee a cardiac arrest with only two
people and a police officer?
I would submit that trained fire/EMT personnel
are welcome by any paramedic in that situation, and
those who have field experience in this matter will
I do not believe that anyone takes preparation
lightly in the medical service, least of all Anna Maria
fire employees. Planning, organization, proactive
training programs and accountability have been te-
nets of that organization and will continue to be re-
alized by extended clinical rotations and quality as-
Is a "slight gain" in efficiency not worth the addi-
tional expense to taxpayers? Perhaps not, as long as it
is not your family member in need.
Larry Hinds, Cortez
THOE WERE TH A
Part 10, The Roaring Twenties
by June Alder
These six cottages, side-by-side along Gulf Boulevard, survived the 1921 hurri-
cane and still are standing today. Gulf Boulevard once was to encircle the north
end of the Island. Now it is only one small block long.
After a good night's sleep to recover
from his hurricane ordeal, Jack
Leffingwell set off in a friend's motor-
boat to see how much damage had been
done to the bridge he had built to Anna
Maria Key. It was en-
tirely under water
when he'd looked for it The lovely,
the morning after the promontory
big blow. Island's firs
Jack's first con-
cern was about the steader buil
pile-driver and its Ne- amid a fine
gro caretaker. The man palms in 18
had refused to leave entirely und
his post as the storm The point h
approached on the he point h
evening of Oct. 23. sliced off b
The pile-driver broke rampaging
loose from its moor- on their wa
ings and disappeared Tampa Bay.
at the height of the
To his relief Jack discovered that
the contraption had come to rest about a
mile north of the bridge and was hardly
harmed at all.
"We found that unreasonable craft,
all right, with its 50-foot-high derrick
undamaged and upright," Jack wrote in
his memoirs. "It was on the Island west
of Cobb's boat yard. And the old black
man was alive down in the hold and
As for the bridge, its steel draw with
its foundation was intact, Jack rejoiced
to see, though almost all the decking on
the nearly half-mile-long span had been
swept away. Two large fish houses and
a store had crashed into the bridge,
knocking out many pilings. It would
take a lot of work to repair the bridge -
but it could be done.
Jack and his friend motored slowly
up the sound along the shoreline of the
Island. The dock on the south end where
steamers used to stop with mail and pas-
sengers was gone. So were most of the
cottages and shacks in Cortez Beach
(now Bradenton Beach). But the Gulf
Park Hotel, built by Jack's friend Rurick
Cobb in 1906, still was all in one piece.
Further to the north, the long wharf
built 10 years before to attract tourists to
Will Bean's once-flourishing Anna
Maria Beach Resort also survived the
storm. Jack and his companion put in at
the dock where several men were
cleaning up debris. Not one of the cot-
tages attached to the wharf had been
swept off its pilings, not a soul was in-
jured, he was told. But there had been
some close calls. The
Island school teacher
Irving and her aged father,
where the who lived in the Lotus
home- cottage on the pier,
might have lost their
his home lives if Mitch Davis
rove of tall (future first mayor of
3 was the town of Anna
r water. Maria) had not risked
I been his life to carry them to
One important loss,
ulf waters however, was the de-
up struction of Bean Point.
The lovely, curving
promontory where the
Island's first home-
steader, George Emerson Bean, built
his home amid a fine grove of tall
palms in 1893 was entirely under wa-
ter. The point had been sliced off by the
rampaging Gulf waters on their way up
Tampa Bay. Luckily, no one had built
on the point since the old Bean place
burned down in 1915.
(You can tell today where the
storm surge raced across the Island -
along the low-lying area from the pond
on the west side of North Shore Drive
diagonally to the vicinity of the Rod
and Reel Pier.)
Checking further, Jack saw that the
resort cottages along what was sup-
posed to be Gulf Boulevard encircling
the north end had fared quite well. For-
tunately, they'd all been built on pilings
with enough space beneath them for
the waters to flow on through. (This is
in contrast to cement-block houses of
post-World War II days, built at ground
level and vulnerable to the crashing
It was the fishing village of Cortez
- with many more residents than iso-
lated Anna Maria Key which took
the brunt of the 1921 hurricane, Jack
rally to fight back
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City gets new design for Key Royale Bridge
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner an-
nounced last week that the city has received a new de-
sign proposal for the Key Royale Bridge from the
Florida Department of Transportation.
VanWagoner and the city's building officials are
currently reviewing the design, which includes utiliz-
ing existing bulkheads. The bulkheads were repaired in
1995 at a cost of $450,000. The design also eliminates
the widening of the channel as shown previously.
VanWagoner said he has questions concerning the
taking of right of way and construction costs, which are
not included in the plan.
In August 1996, the city received a report from an
engineering firm contracted by DOT that described the
serious condition of the bridge. The vice president of
the firm recommended replacement in the near future.
In December, DOT held a public hearing to detail
its plans for a $1 million replacement bridge which is
not yet funded.
The new bridge was to be longer and wider than
the present bridge in order to eliminate a sight distance
problem. The present bridge is 27 feet wide and 78 feet
long. The proposed bridge was to be 42.5 feet wide
and 134 feet long.
Plans also showed two 11.8-foot lanes, a 7.8-foot
bike lane and a 1.5-foot shoulder beside a 6.4-foot
sidewalk. The design included moving the bulkheads
back to widen the inlet and slow down the scouring
action of the tide, widening the horizontal clearance
under the bridge and building the bridge six inches
Warm water means an early stingray season
By Jim Hanson
Beach people, start dancing or take your chances
The stingers are coming back to the shallows along
the beaches, and they're no less volatile this year than
last. They are jellyfish, pincushions, stingrays, even the
occasional sea snake.
Especially the stingrays.
Jellyfish drift up to the beach and can cause a rash
on human skin. Those pincushions are very uncomfort-
able when stepped on. The snakes hang mostly around
buoys but sometimes get into the usual human swim-
Tour of Homes
sets financial record
This year's Anna Maria Island Community
Center's Tour of Homes committee and volun-
teers should feel an overwhelming sense of ac-
complishment. Almost 1,000 visitors toured the
five beautiful and uniquely designed Island
homes, enjoyed luncheon and shopped at the
boutique to earn the Center $13,180.
The volunteers topped the 1996 fundraiser
by more than $3,000.
The proceeds from this event helps to sup-
port such children's programs as the Center's
After School Program, School's Out Program
and Summer Camp.
Ah, but those stingrays. If one nails you, you'll
know it. Instantly and for some time to come.
None of the stinging creatures is aggressive. They
don't want to hurt you any more than you want to be
hurt. But if it's you or one of them, you're it.
Lt. Rex Beach of the Manatee County Public Safety
Department's marine rescue division, the lifeguards, says
half a dozen stingray hits were reported by Anna Maria
Island beach walkers in March, and no one knows how
many more people were hit by unreported stings. A couple
of jellyfish bums have been reported so far this year.
But it's early yet, earlier than usual in the sting
season. That's probably for a double-barreled reason,
Volunteers such as Zeta Gavin and JoAnn Heyne
helped make this year's tour of homes a success.
Islander Photo: Paul Roat
One reason is that the rays come into shallow wa-
ter to feed and breed when the Gulf water warms up -
and the water has warmed early this year.
The other reason there is a problem so soon in the
sting season is that more people come to the beach with
warming weather, so more feet disturb more rays for
more potential stings.
What happens is that when a foot lands on a ray,
the little creature whips its barbed spear of a tail up and
into the foot or ankle. It really hurts, says Beach, who
has first-hand experience.
Worse, the barb has a coating of mucous that brings
a strong reaction in the human body. Add to that the bac-
teria and dirt on the barb, and it's trouble down the road.
The only quick treatment that Beach endorses is
hot water. Hot as you can stand, applied as soon as
possible. Then have a medic irrigate the wound, which
can be quite deep.
Others recommend such simple remedies as alco-
hol or vinegar or meat tenderizer, but Beach would
limit those to jellyfish stings.
Best be certain, says the lifeguard executive, and
get medical attention after the hot water treatment. A
sting can be serious a Wisconsin man let his wound
go and ended up with part of his foot amputated. He
was one of 50 or so people stung-rayed on Island
beaches last year.
Mote Marine Laboratory's Virginia Haley warns
that anyone with an allergy or a chronic disorder of the
stomach, liver, kidneys or the immune system is in
danger with even a seemingly slight wound. In other
words, if you're allergic to bees or wasps, you'll be
even more allergic to stingrays.
Prevention is much easier than a cure, Haley says.
It's simple don't walk, just shuffle through the shal-
lows. It warns the rays you're there and gives them
time to vacate.
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Walk Against Sexual Abuse
is Saturday on Island
A mile-long walk. to increase awareness of the
problems of sexual abuse, particularly among children,
is planned on Anna Maria Island from 10 a.m. until
noon Saturday, April 12.
The march will begin at the Holmes Beach City Hall
and end at a public awareness rally at the Manatee County
Public Beach. Organizers stressed that it is not a
The sponsor is the Alliance for Safe Kids, a Mana-
tee County-wide organization that "encourages survi-
vors and abusers to seek help, and to provide informa-
tion about resources and assistance," said Susan Lee,
an Islander who serves on the ASK Advisory Board.
She added, "Statistically, one out of four girls and
one out of 10 boys will be sexually abused. For every
victim of sexual abuse there is the possibility that per-
son will abuse someone else."
ASK is an outreach of the Child Protection Center,
Inc., funded by the children's services tax and dona-
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"The Hand That Cradles the Rock" will close the
Anna Maria Island Players' season with a laugh, run-
ning from Friday, May 2, through Sunday, May 11.
The comedy will feature David Haynes, Pamela
Hopkins, Jo Kendall, Sam McDowell and Teresa
It is based on the difficulties of a writer whose second
novel is rejected and he becomes mother/housekeeper
when his wife resumes her own career with great success.
A blizzard and a neighborhood health unit nurse arrive
simultaneously while the novelist is alone. Can complica-
tions and misunderstandings be far behind?
Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for two Sunday
matinees which begin at 2 p.m. The theater is dark
Monday. Tickets are $10 each. The box office at the
theater, at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria
City, will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning
April 21 and for an hour before each performance. For
further information, call 778-5755.
Longboat Chamber to do
'Business After Hours'
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly Business After Hours on Tuesday,
April 15, at Cedars Cafe, 645 Cedars Court, Longboat
Key, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
At noon on Wednesday, April 16, the Chamber
will hold its monthly "Nooner" at the Holiday Inn on
Longboat Key, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
For information, cost and reservations, call 387-
Helpmates change watch
The Helpmates Auxiliary of Anna Maria Island
Power Squadron held its change of watch in
March at the Back Bay Steakhouse. The new
bridge will preside over the activities planned for
the auxiliary's 25th anniversary to be celebrated
next year. From left to right are Marie Gartley,
installing officer; Jean Healing, treasurer;
Madalyn Niosi, secretary; Miriam Peck, vice
president; and Betty Zimmerman, president.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Helpmates Auxiliary
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Island art to be featured in
"Intimate Apparel in Six Silhouettes," a sculpture
by Anna Maria potter Deborah Keller-McCartney will
be featured in an exhibit at the Sarasota County Arts
Council, opening Monday, April 14.
Keller-McCartney creates wheel-thrown pottery
with a sophisticated sense of humor from her studio
in Anna Maria.
Also inculded in the exhibit will be the mixed-
media paintings of Trudy Whitney.
The show can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
weekdays at the council's office at 1351 Fruitville
Rd., Sarasota, through May 9.
For more information, call 365-5118.
'Moral Leadership' course
at Island Branch Library
The topic "Moral Leadership" will be examined
through a six-week course sponsored by the Island
Branch Library and Friend of the Island Branch Li-
brary to begin April 17.
Dr. Ruth Whitney will conduct the class using two
books distributed at registration "The Forum,"
kept by participants, and "Certain Trumpets" by Garry
Wills, available for $10 or free if returned to the in-
structor after the series is over.
The course will be held Thursdays, April 17, May
1, 8, 14, 22, and 29 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. This free
program is funded by Florida Humanities Council
with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation.
Interested persons must register at the library, and
Florida Humanities Council asks participants to com-
mit to a six-week attendance.
For further information, call Peg Lyons, program
coordinator, at 798-2066, or the library at 778-6341.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Guild seeks arts and craft
vendors for Heritage Days
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is now
accepting reservations for booth space at its eighth
annual Heritage Days Arts and Craft Fair to be held
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9, at the Homes
Beach City Field.
To reserve a space or more information, call Lois
Lietz at 794-8671.
Tax relief can soften
Islanders who suffered property losses at the ex-
pense of Tropical Storm Josephine may find a mea-
sure of relief from the Internal Revenue Service.
Losing personal or business property due to a
hurricane, fire, flood, theft or other similar event is
devastating, but some losses can be recouped through
federal income tax breaks.
People who suffer a casualty loss or theft may be
able to deduct the loss when they itemize deductions
on their tax returns. If the loss happens in an area de-
clared a disaster area by the president, people can
choose to deduct the loss when they file their tax re-
turn for the year of the loss, or amend their return for
the year before the loss, whichever provides the best
Details can be found in Publications 547, Casual-
ties, Disasters, and Thefts (Business and
Nonbusiness), and 1600 (1600SP in Spanish), Disas-
ter Losses. Call 1-800-829-3676.
Craft program for children
at Island Branch Library
In honor of National Library Week, April 13-19,
the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach will offer
a pop-up craft program on Saturday, April 19, from 2
to 2:30 p.m.
Laura Beard welcomes children age eight and
older to attend. All supplies will be provided by the
Friends of the Island Branch Library.
Pre-registration is required by Thursday, April 17.
Call the library at 778-6341 or stop by at 5701
Marina Drive, to register or for more information.
Longboat Art Festival
Commissioned to create a theme poster for the
Longboat Key Art Festival this weekend, Sarasota
artist Richard Capes painted this scene. The festival,
featuring 200 artists from throughout the U.S., is
sponsored by the key's Chamber of Commerce and
replaces the Island Fest. It will be on Bay Isles Road
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April
12 and 13.
Join Islanders for
Earth Day celebration
at Rossi Park
Keep Manatee Beautiful will sponsor Earth Day
'97 on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, from
noon to 6 p.m. at Rossi Waterfront Park in Bradenton.
The event will feature plant sales, educational
hands-on activities for children, and a demonstration on
storm-drain stenciling by Island Junior Girl Scout
Call Sheila Hurst for more information at 795-8272
MCC exhibit showcases
best of students' work
The Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition will
open Tuesday, April 15, with a reception from noon to
2 p.m. in the Fine Art Gallery on the Manatee Commu-
nity College Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th St. W.
The exhibit will continue through April 24.
Both the reception and show are free and open to
For additional information, call 755-1511, ext.
Dr. Gene Denisar, superintendent of Manatee
County schools, will be the featured speaker at the
Manatee County Democratic Women's Club luncheon
on Monday, April 14.
A brief business meeting will take place at 11:30
a.m. with lunch at noon at the First Street Cafe in the
Days Inn, 3506 1st St., Bradenton.
Denisar will speak on "The State of Our Schools."
The meeting is open to the public. Call Mary
Blackburn at 747-8943 or Dottie McChesney at 776-
0168 for cost and information.
The Island Poet
You hope you'll live to a ripe old age, but I doubt
if you will make it,
'Cause for every dollar you get in, there's two guys
there to take it.
They say things are going down and gas is the best
buy by far,
But a lot of good that does you if you can't afford
The politicians say they can't get by so they give
themselves a raise,
But they never stop to think it's the little guy who
And if they raise that old tax again, it can only lead
'Cause where will they get the money if we're all
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Every art teacher's dream
Karen Ellsworth, left, of Athens, Ala., and soon-to-be Islander, is a high school and college art teacher. Attending
Mirander Zimmer's one-woman show at the Anna Maria Art League, she said, "This is a student every art teacher
dreams of with a willingness to explore all media, with a natural sense of composition. She just has a hunger to
make art." Zimmer and friend Ben Grikstas were all ears to Ellsworth's comments. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
Myrtle W. Cushman
Myrtle W. Cushman, 74, of Bradenton Beach, died
April 5 in Bradenton.
Born in Websterville, Vt., Mrs. Cushman came to
Manatee County from Richmond, Mass., and Peters-
burg, N.Y., in 1975. She was a homemaker. She was
a member of Seventh Day Baptist Church, Berlin.
She is survived by her husband, Paul; two daugh-
ters, Mary Jean Holt of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and
Laura Mirabal of Haverhill, Mass.; four sons, Philip of
Phoenix, Ariz., Kenneth of Tampa, Robert of Colum-
bus, Ohio, and Jon of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sisters,
Eleanor McKinney of Elizabethton, Tenn., Lois White
of Newbury, Vt., and Pauline Lemmerman of
Delanson, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-
Funeral service was held at Toale Brothers
Bradenton Chapel with the Revs. Kenneth Davis and
Leland Bond officiating. Burial was in Seventh Day
Baptist Church Cemetery, Berlin, N.Y. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the Seventh Day Baptist
Church, 570 57th Ave. W., Lot 93, Bradenton, FL
34207 or to the charity of one's choice.
Walter Augustus Franks
Walter Augustus Franks, 81, Bradenton, died April 4.
Mr. Franks was born July 6, 1915, in Elizabeth,
N.J., and moved to Southwest Florida 45 years ago
from Irvington, N.J. He owned and operated Frank's
Electric Center on Longboat Key until he retired in
1980. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus and the
Holy Name Society. He was a member of St. Bernard
Catholic Church in Holmes Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Clara; two daughters,
Carol Bruorton of Groveland, and Barbara Scharold of
Winter Park; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchil-
Mass was held at St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Burial was in Palmetto.
Memorial donations may be made to the Holy
Name Society of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Rex Alan Price
Rex Alan Price, age 46, of Bradenton Beach, died
March 31 at home.
Mr. Price was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and moved
here from there in 1964. He was a self-employed tile
setter and a former volunteer with the Bradenton Beach
Fire Department. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Carla Price of Bradenton;
a daughter, Tiffany Ann Price of Bradenton Beach; his fa-
ther, Kenneth A. Price Sr. of Bradenton Beach; a brother,
Fire Chief Kenneth A. Price Jr. of Holmes Beach; a sis-
ter, Deborah Varelis of Bradenton; grandparents, Lucy
Fay Cox of Bradenton Beach and Hattie Price of Knox-
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.
Kittie Turner Sharp
Kittie Turner Sharp, 95, a resident of Holmes
Beach, died March 31.
Born in Jamestown, N.Y., Mrs. Sharp moved to the
Island permanently in 1967. She was involved in
Campfire Girls, the Girl Scouts, the YWCA, a settle-
ment house in Buffalo, N.Y., and the Unitarian
Church. She was a homemaker and worked as a per-
sonnel counselor in the defense industry during
WWII. After the war, Mrs. Sharp had a successful
career in real estate.
She is survived by three sons, Dr. John of Holmes
Beach, David of Little Creek, Del., and Stephen of
North Tonawanda, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-
grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 350
Braden Ave., Sarasota, Fla. 34243.
C. Vincent Wright
C. Vincent Wright, 77, of Holmes Beach, died
Mr. Wright was an active member of the Holmes
Beach community since moving to the Island from
Michigan 10 years ago. He was awarded the Purple
Heart for wounds suffered in the Battle of the Bulge
in WWII. He served on the board of the First Church
of Christ Scientist and was active in the Island Inter-
Faith Ministry. He was a church organist for over 60
years. Mr. Wright retired from the Century Telephone
Company and was a member the Telephone Pioneers,
Rotary International and the Island Garden Club.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; four daugh-
ters, Nancy Kaplan, Mary Wright, Sara Jane Giles and
Dale Schlotzhauer; and five grandchildren.
A memorial organ recital at First Church of Christ
Scientist will be announced. Memorial contributions
may be made to Sarasota Pops Orchestra Endowment
Fund, P.O. Box 8754, Longboat Key, FL 34228.
William G. M. Wright
William George McClellan Wright, 77, a former
30-year resident of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 20, at his
home in Marietta, Ga.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mr. Wright served
with the Allied Forces during WWII as a member of
the United States 8th and 9th Air Forces and the Royal
Canadian and Royal Air Forces.
His theaters of operation included North Africa,
Sicily and Italy and Northern -France and Germany.
Mr. Wright was honorably discharged after amassing
73 aerial missions in both B-17s and B-25s as an ar-
morer and upper turret and waist gunner. His com-
mendations include the Purple Heart and the Air
Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters.
After working for Pan American Airways in both
Sao Paulo, Brazil, and New York City, he founded
Wright Travel Inc., New York City. He was owner
and captain of the 65-foot "Beachcomber," a com-
mercial fishing vessel in Bradenton and a salesman in
mobile home sales. He was a volunteer at Kennestone
He is survived by his wife, Jean; three daughters,
Susan Robertson of Gainesville, Fla., Stephanie
Kauffman of Peachtree City, Ga. and Betsy Kill of
Marietta, Ga.; two sons, William of Jacksonville, Fla.,
and Jeffrey of Houston, Texas; a brother, Turbutt of
Pine Grove, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the ALS
Association of Georgia, Inc., at 404-642-7962.
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An edible yard: dining out with a twist
By Pat Copeland
When Dave and Melanie McKeever decide what's
for dinner, they just step out into their yard.
Their yard at 8320 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach,
is filled with edible flowers, herbs, vegetables and
trees. It started with a single orange tree, Melanie said,
and is now "the yard that everybody points at," Dave
"I bought the house in 1980," recalled Dave, who
is in the radio news business. "I had space but not much
know-how. I met Melanie and we decided we needed
to do something with the yard. It was our first big
project together. It's nice to have someone to motivate
you and work with you."
Melanie, a Florida native, had the Florida garden-
ing know-how and also knowledge of Florida native
plants. Dave, who grew up in Connecticut, said he had
to relearn everything he knew about gardening because
of the differences in climate, growing seasons, soils and
"She liked flowers, so we planted edible flowers,"
Dave said. "My best friend is a chef, so then we planted
herbs for him and it mushroomed from there. A lot of
it is trial and error."
"It made sense to grow things we can eat," Melanie
The McKeevers built up the sandy soil with horse
manure and practiced organic gardening, using biologi-
cal controls and soap sprays to deter pests.
"We have tried to create a wildlife habitat," he said.
"We don't want to use pesticides on things we eat or
sell, and it would be harmful to the wildlife. People
who use pesticides and fertilizers want perfect yards,
but they end up with sterile yards. And when it rains,
it all runs into other people's yards, the storm drains
and canals and eventually, the bay and Gulf."
In addition to keeping their table brimming with
herbs and produce, the McKeevers also supply several
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You can burn them out, cut them out, freeze them out, or
zap them out with a laser, but sometimes warts keep on com-
ing back. Plantar warts, those flat little round dots with dark
centers that appear on the bottoms of the feet, are caused
by the papilloma virus. The body's defenses eventually rally
to kill off the virus, but until they do, new warts may appear
even after existing ones have been thoroughly removed.
That's why you may be advised to do nothing about warts
that don't cause any discomfort. However, because they of-
ten form on weight-bearing parts of the foot, many plantar
warts must be professionally removed to relieve the pain.
Care must be taken to remove warts in such a way as to pre-
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warts, and not some other type of growth.
If you are troubled by warts, calluses, hammertoes,
deformations or injuries, I welcome your call. Island Podiatry.
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Florida wild cherry tomatoes and peppers are
started in pots before being transplanted into the
Calendula or pot marigolds border the driveway.
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YARD, FROM PAGE 12
local restaurants. Customers have included Eddie Bs
and the Sign of the Mermaid in Anna Maria, Euphemia
Haye on Longboat Key, Alley Cat Cafe and
Caragiulo's in Sarasota and the Beach Bistro in Holmes
"You really have to plan ahead for it," Dave ad-
vised. "You must plant months or weeks in advance in
order to have the product to sell."
Dave said he is intrigued by exotic and unusual
plants and Melanie said in addition to being edible, she
likes plants that attract butterflies or other creatures.
In the garden
A sampling of vegetables and fruits includes on-
ions, leeks and kale used as borders to define the gar-
den, mango, pineapple kept in pots for better growth,
garcinia (a native of West Africa that produces a sweet/
sour fruit), arugula, sorrell, radiccio, salad burdette, red
and green cabbage, collard greens, several types of to-
matoes and lettuce, sweet and hot peppers, okra, egg-
plant, broccoli, pigeon peas from the Caribbean, guava,
leechee, loquat, Barbados and Surinam cherries, citrus
trees and plantain.
A sampling of edible flowers includes bachelor's
buttons, pansies (with a sweet taste like wax lips), hol-
lyhocks, borage (used in salad, candied and frozen in
ice cubes), nasturtiums with a peppery taste, cilantro,
coriander (the seeds of the cilantro plant), fennel bulb,
pinks, Canna lily, honeysuckle and pot marigolds.
A sampling of herbs includes dill (a favorite of
butterflies and turtles;), sage, savoy, touch and smell
(an oregano substitute), oregano, variegated Cuban
oregano, basil, parsley, garlic and onion chives, two
varieties of garlic, pineapple sage, lemon balm, marjo-
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Finally, it's auction time
It's not that it's the culmination of the social sea-
son on Anna Maria. It may be that, but I'm not social
enough to take part.
It may be that it's like a shopping trip to a big city
mall of Marshall Field in Chicago only better 'cause
you don't drive far at all.
It may be the mystery, chance and sport of silent
bidding or the thrill of live bidding action.
Whatever the reason, the annual auction to benefit
the Anna Maria Island Community Center is a favor-
ite "affaire" of mine.
Just look at a partial list of items up for silent bid (and
don't get any ideas that I selected these favorites to bid on
and that you should bid against me, heaven forbid):
A gator head from Hemmerle & Hemmerle nautical
stores; a Madame Alexander "Glenda Good Witch" doll
from Anything Goes Inc.; a Ginie Smith hand-beaded
"amulet" necklace; horseshoe crab earrings from
Autumn's Whims & Things; tennis lessons; cosmetic
consultation with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andre Renard; sea-
son tickets to Island Players; and in the art gallery, origi-
nal works by Woody Candish and Jean Blackburn.
The live auction heats up the evening with top
prizes going for top dollars all for the Center.
There's a tarpon fishing trip with Capt. Joe Webb,
wine and dine packages that include a stay at Chalet
Suzanne in Lake Wales; golf packages, pet care, more
original art from Richard Thomas and Robert Reiber;
a visit to Planet Hollywood; and a two-hour trolley tour
compliments of the Anna Maria Island Trolley and The
The trolley tour includes a case of champagne from
the newspaper and a published group photo of your
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Gulf and bay waters. Add to that a perfect sunrise,
record attendance for the services, family and friends
gathered together, and you have paradise.
Nothing finer that is, than a cruise with friends to
the Bradenton Yacht Club for brunch. Nine lucky
"crew members" (myself included) boarded the 40-foot
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then easing back to the Manatee River. We enjoyed all
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little more purpose than our own.
It's interesting to note that men apparently watch
for bikini-clad women on the passing boats and women
watch the boats. I
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cake and much more.
Better yet was the company we enjoyed, much
laughter and clever Easter baskets presented to the "la-
dies" by the Lesters.
On the return trip, a friendly dolphin followed
closely in our wake, putting on a leaping, diving, surf-
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Yes, the Easter bunny was good to me.
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The votes are in
Joyce Ellis's fifth-grade
class elected as class
officers, back row, from
left, Kiley Murphy, presi-
dent; Tyler Krauss, vice
president; Ginny Mazza,
secretary; Ben Rigney,
treasurer; and Chris
Nelson, historian. Filling
in the ticket are alternates,
from left, Jessica
Hickerson and Zeinah
Waliagha. Islander Photo:
It's the principal
First-grade student Michael
Galati takes over the phone
and duties of Anna Maria
Elementary's Principal Jim
Kronus while he is "Principal
for a Day." Jane and Car-
mine Galati of Anna Maria
City purchased their son's
adventure during last year's
Anna Maria Island Commu-
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spent the morning visiting
classrooms and then it was
back to the phone and
reports, reports, reports.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 28, criminal mischief, Lake LaVista Chan-
nel. The victim reported a person unknown untied his
boat and it was damaged when it drifted into another
March 28, criminal mischief, 100 block of South
Bay Boulevard. The victim reported a person unknown
shattered her vehicle's windshield with a rock.
March 28, criminal mischief, 101 North Bay
Boulevard, Anchorage parking lot. The victim reported
a person unknown broke the rear window of his ve-
- March 30, resisting without violence, 100 block
of North Bay Boulevard. The officer made a traffic stop
on two bicyclists who ran a stop sign, violated the
double yellow, line and passed a vehicle on the right
side at the humpback bridge. The subjects told the of-
ficer they did not have to obey traffic laws, taunted the
officer and created a disturbance, said the report. One
continued to intimidate and insult the officer and gave
false information and was placed in custody.
April 1, criminal mischief, 700 block of North
Shore Drive. The victim reported a person unknown
broke a rear garage window.
April 3, criminal mischief, theft of automobile
part, 700 block of Gladiolus. The victim reported a
person unknown cracked the vehicle's glass roof, re-
moved the vehicle's emblem and damaged the right
March 27, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The complainant reported the subject entered the store
and was acting suspicious. After the subject left, the
complainant discovered an empty wrapper for a lock.
March 27, information, Coquina Beach. The
complainant was emptying a trash can in the women's
rest room when a bomb in the can exploded. There
were no injuries. The bomb was made from a plastic
bottle containing acid and aluminum foil.
March 29, criminal mischief, 1800 Gulf Drive,
LaCosta condominiums. The victim reported a person
unknown entered the vehicle and damaged the ignition
switch. Damages were $200.
March 29, burglary to a boat, 402 Church St.,
Bradenton Beach Marina. The victim reported a person
unknown entered the locked boat docked at the marina
and removed a television and VCR valued at $499, a
cooler valued at $130, a bait box valued at $29, a tackle
box and tackle valued at $230, three sweatshirts valued
at $30, four docking lines valued at $80, a Magellan
GPS valued at $450, a radio, CD player and speakers
valued at $900, a first-aid kit valued at $40, a flare kit
valued at $29, four rods and reels valued at $700, fish-
ing poles valued at $260, VCR tapes valued at $100,
CDs valued at $180, cassettes valued at $150 and a
ship-to-shore radio valued at $120.
March 29, theft of a bicycle, 100 block of Third
March 30, warrant, 300 block of Gulf Drive
South. The officer received a complaint about people
in a van acting strangely. The officer stopped the ve-
hicle, ran checks on the occupants and found one pas-
senger had a warrant. He was placed in custody.
April 1, warrant, Coquina Beach. The officer on
patrol found the subject severely intoxicated and sleep-
ing in the cab of his truck. A check showed he had a
warrant from Pinellas County and he was placed in
March 28, burglary, 700 Manatee Avenue, King
Fish Boat Ramp. The victims returned from fishing and
found a person unknown broke the window of their
vehicle and removed a pair of sunglasses valued at $15,
a knife sharpening kit valued at $20, a pair of speak-
ers valued at $50 and a tool box and tools valued at
March 28, theft, 500 block of 58th Street. The
victim reported a person unknown entered the vehicle
and removed a drill and bits valued at $500.
March 28, suspicious, 3607 East Bay Drive,
Sandy Pointe. The complainant reported a person un-
known threw eggs at a vehicle in the parking lot.
March 28, drunk, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The officer responded in reference to an intoxicated
subject creating a disturbance and he took the subject
March 29, DUI, possession of marijuana, 3400
block of East Bay Drive. The officers observed Gre-
gory Harazda, 33, of Holmes Beach, staggering and
advised him not to drive. After the officers returned to
their patrol car, Harazda got into his vehicle and drove
out onto East Bay Drive. The officers pulled him over,
administered field sobriety tests and placed him in cus-
tody. During a search of the vehicle, the officers found
two pipes and a bag of marijuana.
March 29, noise, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The complainant reported loud
noise from a power blower at the beach and the officer
advised the employee it was too early to operate the
March 29, burglary to an automobile, 500 block
of 58th Street. The victim reported a person unknown
removed two screw guns valued at $90 and two rout-
ers valued at $50 from the vehicle.
March 29, larceny, 3018 Avenue C, Holmes
Beach Mini Storage. The victim reported a person un-
known entered the storage area and removed a trailer
jack valued at $40 from a boat trailer.
March 29, noise, 100 block of Seaside Court. The
complainant reported loud music and the officer ad-
vised the resident to turn it down.
March 29, burglary, 600 block of Key Royale
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Drive. The victim reported a person unknown entered
the residence while she was on the phone and removed
a hand gun valued at $450 and a purse containing $350
in cash, a credit card and driver's license.
March 30, noise, 2800 block of Avenue C. The
complainant reported loud music and the officer ad-
vised the resident to turn it down.
March 30, suspicious, Key Royale Bridge. The
complainant reported a subject swimming under the
bridge. The officer found the subject diving without a
flag and told the subject to leave the water.
March 30, disorderly intoxication, resisting with-
out violence, 2900 block of Avenue E. The complain-
ant reported an intoxicated female subject screaming at
beachgoers and at the water. The officer found the sub-
ject cursing at a family after she asked the father how
he got so good looking and the mother replied.
The officer made his presence known and the sub-
ject asked him the same question. He replied that he
was not good looking and asked her to take him to her
belongings on the beach. During the walk, the subject
entered the water several times and began screaming
and making gestures at the water. Once they arrived at
her belongings, the subject began to pull her swimsuit
The officer placed her in custody. She refused to
give her name and identified herself as Puddintane.
March 30, trespass, Key Royale Bridge. The com-
plainant reported a subject snorkeling under the bridge.
The officer advised him not to do so without a flag.
March 31, DWLS, 700 block of Manatee Avenue.
The officer stopped a vehicle with a cracked windshield
and an unreadable temporary tag. A check showed the
driver's license was suspended and he had a warrant from
the sheriff's department. He was placed in custody and
given a citation for having no proof of insurance.
March 31, burglary, 100 block of 74th Street. The
victims reported a person unknown entered the resi-
dence and removed $360 in cash while they were
March 31, lost property a wallet, 3610 East
Bay Drive, Dry Dock Inn.
March 31, vandalism, 200 block of 71st Street.
The complainant reported the suspect threw her stereo
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across the room and broke the breakfast bar. A capias
was issued for the suspect.
March 31, theft of $150, 100 block of 29th Street.
April 1, burglary, 605 Manatee Avenue, former
bank building. The officer responded in reference to a
burglary and found that a person unknown had poured
paint on the carpet, damaged the walls, scattered papers
and food wrappers about, pulled down curtains and a
fan, threw silverware against the ceiling tile and pulled
a water fountain off the wall.
April 2, noise, 5000 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported the subject was slamming doors
and playing loud music. The officer advised the subject
to be quiet.
April 2, found property a bicycle, 5300 block
of Marina Drive.
April 2, suspicious, 3800 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer was contacted by lifeguards who advised
him that two subjects ran when told they could not have
dogs on the beach and had tried to pick a fight with the
lifeguards earlier. The subjects were issued trespass
April 3, burglary to an automobile, 500 block of
Bayview. The victim reported a person unknown en-
tered two vehicles, rifled through the glove boxes and
removed $5 in change.
April 3, burglary to an automobile, 500 block of
Bayview. The victim reported a person unknown en-
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papers on the floor, but nothing was missing.
April 3, burglary to an automobile, 500 block of
Bayview. The victim reported a person unknown entered
a vehicle, rifled through the glove box, threw its contents
on the floor, removed 15 keys and broke the center con-
sole. Another automobile was also ransacked.
April 3, animal, 6300 block of Marina Drive. The
complainant reported loud bird squawking. The officer
contacted the birds' owner who said the female was
nesting and the male uses squawking to scare intrud-
ers. She said she would try to keep him quiet.
April 3, found property two bicycles, 500
block of Bayview.
April 3, burglary to an automobile, 400 block of
28th Street. The victim reported a person unknown
entered one vehicle and removed a CD player and sil-
ver jewelry and entered another vehicle and removed
a cellular phone.
April 3, theft, 2700 block of Avenue B. The
sheriffs department contacted police about a van found
crashed in Parrish that was registered to a Holmes
Beach owner. The owner said the van had been stolen
the previous night.
April 4, noise, 3805 Gulf Drive, Umbrella Beach
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IFC settles score with Slovakians, wins Division Cup
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Island Football Club beat SFC Slovakia by a
score of 4-3 in double overtime and a shoot out and
finally took victory in a sudden-death shootout Sunday
at the Sarasota Football Club to win the Suncoast Soc-
cer League Division Cup.
The team was led by the heroic effort of goalie
Lance Bieker who was sent out of the game with a bro-
ken nose only to return to tough it out for a 30-minute
overtime and the shootout.
The IFC goals came from Tim Bugna, Tim Lease,
and Ken Bowers. Bowers also had two assists.
The IFC boisterous fans outnumbered the "home
crowd" for the Slovakians at the Sarasota Football Club
where the game became a showcase of intensity and na-
tional pride. Both teams as well as the fans battled hard,
obviously wanting to win the back and forth affair.
Slovakia got on the scoreboard in the sixth minute
of the game when IFC left a Slovakian open at the far
post on a corer-kick. The Slovak headed it into the
goal for a short-lived 1-0 lead.
IFC came right back to tie the score in at the 26-
minute mark when Bowers spotted Bugna making a
diagonal run towards the goal. Bowers sent the ball
ahead of him and Bugna beat the goalie to the ball. He
volleyed it into the back of the net to knot the score at
1-1 which held until halftime.
The Islanders came out after the half determined to
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keep out-working the Slovakians. IFC quickly stole the
ball and worked it to Bowers who beat his man down the
left wing and delivered the ball across the goal mouth to
an anticipating Lease who knifed in front of a defender to
head the ball into the back of the net for a 2-1 lead.
The Slovakians had renewed hope as. Bieker, IFC's
goalie apparently broke his nose making a save and
was forced to leave the game. The Slovaks took advan-
tage and came right back to knot the score at 2-2 on a
break-away goal by number 20, star Slovakian striker,
but IFC was not to be denied.
The Islanders came right back and retook the lead
in the 60th minute on a scintillating goal by Ken Bow-
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The Islanders then switched to a more defensive
line-up with the hope of staving off the hard-charging
Slovakians but it just wasn't meant to end yet. Slovakia
scored on another break-away goal by number 20 to tie
the score at 3-3 and send the game into extra time -
two 15-minute halves.
The two teams battled to a scoreless tie until IFC
was awarded a free kick just outside the goal box with
barely 30 seconds remaining to play. Danny Mitchell
sent the ball into the middle of the box to Matt Bow-
ers who volleyed it off the hard-charging Slovakian
goalie, the ball deflected back to Kevin Cassidy who
hammered it into the back of the net for the win.
After the celebration, the referee, as he had done all
day, creatively gave the Slovakians another chance to steal
the win when he disallowed the goal for reasons unknown.
The excuse overheard was that the goalie was bumped, but
developed photographs of the play speak differently. The
referee declared the game would go to a shoot out.
After a five-minute break, the two teams each
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chose five players to participate in alternating penalty
shots to determine the winner.
Slovakia had a one-shot lead with one IFC player
remaining to shoot. Lease stepped up and beat the
goalie to the right post to tie the score so three more
players were chosen to shoot.
Now it was sudden death.
If first-up Slovakia made a penalty shot and the
Islanders missed, the game was over. The Slovakians
missed their try and Neil Fellowes, avenging the ghost
of a missed penalty kick at age 18, calmly hammered
it into the lower left corner of the goal to seal the win.
It was truly a team effort that contributed to the win
as everyone had to step up and sacrifice themselves on
a hot sweltering day that had players from both teams
suffering from heat exhaustion and cramps.
IFC was kept going thanks to tremendous fan sup-
port they received with more than 100 Islanders
appearing to cheer them at the Sarasota field.
The team would like to mention the season-long sup-
port received from family, friends and businesses like
Crown and Thistle, Tip of the Island and Fran Maxon Real
Estate. Without this support, IFC would not exist.
Thanks to a season of stories in The Islander By-
stander, interest in the club consistently provided more
fan support than the opposition. We can only guess
how much more community support the team would
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Batters up at Community Center
Major League Schedule
All games played at Anna Maria Island Community Center Weekday games begin immediately after mi-
nor play approximately 7 p.m./Saturday games at 9 a.m.
Wednesday April 9 Jim Boast Dodge vs. Anna Maria Fire District
Thursday April 10 Kiwanis vs. Tip of the Island
Saturday April 12 Haley's Motel vs. Jim Boast Dodge
Monday April 14 Jim Boast Dodge vs. Kiwanis
Tuesday April 15 Tip of the Island vs. Anna Maria Fire District
All games played at the Center except Thursday games at Longboat Field
Wednesday April 9 5 p.m. C&M Construction vs. Quality Builders
Friday April 11 5 p.m. Betsy Hills vs. Air & Energy
Friday April 11 7 p.m. Bali-Hai vs. Carpet Network
Monday April 14 5 p.m. Carpet Network vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
Tuesday April 15 5 p.m. Bali-Hai vs. Islander Bystander
All games played at the Center. Thursday games are at 5 p.m./Saturday games at 3 p.m.
Thursday April 10 Harry's Continental Kitchen vs. Big Bamboo
Saturday April 12 VFW vs. Beach House
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IFC plans to conduct soccer camps again this sum-
mer with the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
and to support youth teams next soccer season. Island
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Ej PAGE 22 APRIL 9, 1997 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Spring in the Caribbean right here
By Bob Ardren
"Gin-clear water" is a phrase that pops up in all the
bad and some not so bad books and articles about
the Florida Keys and the Caribbean. But for the last couple
of weeks that cliche has described our local waters, too.
Offshore one morning last week we could see the
weed patches on the bottom in 40 feet of water. Now
that's clear water.
At least 250 people showed up in St. Petersburg
one night late last week, virtually all of them seriously
Interested in breaking the law. It was the information
meeting for the second annual Havana Cup sailing race
from St. Pete to the Forbidden City.
Jamming a room at the University of South Florida
campus, the crowd had questions ranging from "Can we
drink the water?" to "Will I lose my family jewels on the
streets of Havana?" Interestingly, it was an older crowd,
with an average age more than 40, at least to my eye.
A bureaucrat from the U.S. Treasury Department,
young and perhaps as a result way too sure of herself,
issued dire warnings about unauthorized travel to Cuba.
She was given a polite listen and then the group
promptly went back to asking more questions about the
logistics of the trip.
Fewer than 20 boats made the first Tampa/Havana
Clarence Ritsema, right, of
,- Holmes Beach and Fre-
mont, Mich., shuffles his
way to victory in a recent
match against George
Hamaty of Hastings, Mich.,
at the courts next to Anna
Maria City Hall. Ritsema
and Hamaty were playing
with Roland Nelson of
Filion, Mich., and Lake ==---
Preston, S.D., native
Francis McMasters. The
four play Monday-Friday
with the Anna Maria
Shufflers. Islander Photo:
Coming April 23:
BoWts & 8 Bo0t
A specLfletar 1
in The Islander
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Apr 9 2:35 1.4 6:55 0.8 1:34 2.2 8:29 -0.2
Apr 10 3:32 1.3 7:13 0.9 2:06 2.2 9:21 -0.2
Apr 11 4:38 1.1 7:38 1.0 2:44 2.2 10:17 -0.1
Apr 12 6:08 1.1 7:53 1.0 3:27 2.1 11:22 -0.1
Apr13 4:23 2.0 -
FQ Apr 14 12:31 0.0 5:38 1.8 -
Apr 15 9:57 1.3 1:38 0.1 7:08 1.7 12:47 1.2
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later-- lows 1:06 later
SAlum-A-Vator Boat Lifts
race last year, but organizers expect more than twice
that number May 23 when the event is flagged off
again. Of course, some 80 boats made the trip from
Sarasota three years ago at the inaugural (post Castro's
rise) Florida-to-Cuba race, which was promptly ended
by short-sighted city officials after only one year.
If you're interested in racing, or just want to join
the flotilla as it cruises past Sarasota, full information
is available from Ocean Racing Ventures at P.O. Box
2022, Tampa, FL. 33601-2022.
It was a room full of would-be outlaws, although
most looked far more Republican than anarchist. To
my eye, again, they were just good Americans not very
interested in having their government tell them where
they could and couldn't sail their boats.
We're watching you
Speaking of government, if you ride a personal
watercraft and ever wander into Sarasota County, start
being extra careful. Our neighbor to the south is draft-
ing an ordinance allowing any sworn officer to simply
mail a ticket to any watercraft operator he or she sees
breaking the law. What that means is that officers in
their fancy boats won't have to suffer the humiliation
of being outrun by some 16-year-old on a Ski-doo.
Make no mistake, the ordinance is aimed squarely
at personal watercraft operators. It means any officer
observing a Jet-ski violation from a beach, bridge or
SAT 8AM 4PM
anywhere else can just jot down the registration num-
ber and mail the citation.
Presumably, operators of conventional boats can
expect the same treatment. The Sarasota County Com-
mission also plans to install more orange and white
buoys marking Gulf swimming areas and requiring idle
speed by personal watercraft operators within 300 feet
of the beach. At least the last part sounds like a good
idea to me.
Man in the gray suit
"I don't eat the man in the gray suit and he returns
the favor," a scuba buddy of mine once commented. He
meant that he didn't eat shark.
Well, a lot fewer of us will be eating shark now that
the federal government has issued new restrictions on
the fishery. Some folks believe it will end commercial
There's no question shark numbers are down off
both coasts of Florida, and the heavy fishing pressure
is the likely culprit. The new rules cut the commercial
fishing limit for large coastal sharks in half and estab-
lish a commercial limit on small coastal sharks for the
The recreational limit drops to two sharks per boat
per day an important change. Previously, recre-
ational fishers could bag five small sharks per person
per day and four large ones blacktips, sandbars and
duskies per boat per day.
In effect immediately, the new rules closed com-
mercial sharking last Monday and it won't reopen un-
til July 1.
Hundreds of youngsters swarmed over Sarasota's
new Island Park fountain, called "A Family Place,"
Monday during dedication ceremonies. An idea of, and
built with funds provided by, Donna Wolf
Steigerwaldt, this is one fountain where you're actually
expected to jump in and splash around.
Seriously, if you have small children, this fountain
is designed with them in mind. They can splash and run
and get wet and climb on some quite nice animal sculp-
It's worth a trip to Sarasota's downtown Bayfront
Park just to see this new (and free!) attraction in action.
See you next week.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 9, 1997 M PAGE 23 1[-
Kings still king of week's angling action
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Kingfish action continues to be excellent offshore
this week, with lots of the big fish responding to chum
or trolling lures. Backwater fishing is seeing some of
the best trout angling in years, while snook and redfish
continue to come on strong.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching sheepshead, snook 'most ev-
ery day and big redfish up to 36 inches in length.
Ken at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching sheepshead, mackerel and a lot of
snook late in the afternoon and at night.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 125 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trips averaged 95 head of Key West grunts and
black sea bass. The nine-hour trips averaged 40 head
of grouper and Key West grunts. The 12-hour charters
brought back some nice mangrove snapper and red and
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said Chris Plant of
Gainesville caught a 45-pound cobia on 20-pound-test
line last week. Other action includes a lot of smaller
cobia, kingfish and Spanish mackerel. In the backwa-
ter, look for trout and bluefish along with linesiders and
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's been
seeing a lot of grouper and snapper action and has lim-
ited-out on kings every trip.
Capt. Jason Henzell on the Neva-Miss has brought
back some 47-inch kingfish while trolling using
bomber lures about 20 miles out. Off the artificial reefs,
he's getting limit-catches of barracuda on every trip.
Capt. Rick Gross is putting his charters onto some
legal cobia, lots of keeper snook and kings.
Capt. Mark Bradow has also been catching a lot
of kings, some up to 20 pounds, plus 10-pound snook
and a mess of four-pound trout.
Capt. Glenn Corder
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This trio brought back a truly huge cobia last week while fishing offshore. From left, Dan Lease, Cole Bowers and
Lease's son Jimmy Ray all help hold the four-foot-long, 45-pound ling. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
On my boat Magic we've been catching lots of
trout in the 25-inch range and keeper snook of about 30
inches in length.
Capt. Tom Chaya reports good catches of kings
offshore, nice-sized snook in the bays and permit off
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said kingfish are
everywhere right now, with either trolling or chum-
Great Fishing Deep Sea
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ming proving effective to bring them to the boat. In the
bays, snook angling is fair to excellent and trout is still
coming on as some of the best people have reported in
Capt. Mike Greig said he's getting good catches
of cobia, kingfish, snook and trout in the backwater.
He's also finding a lot of big bonita off the beaches.
Good luck and good fishing.
Deep Sea Sports Fishing
Anna Maria, FL 34216 U.S. Coast Guard
(941) 778-2727 Licensed Captains
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Chartering quality fishing trips for locals
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Office: 745-1700 Capt: 778-3885
5323 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
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IR PAGE 24 APRIL 9, 1997 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
I .AS INE
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
March 21, Boarding. A 56-foot fishing boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The vessel's operator received
a notice of violation for not having an Emergency Po-
sition Indicating Radio Beacon on board.
March 21, Boarding. A 48-foot fishing boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator
received a written warning for not having 60 feet of line
attached to the ring life buoy and not having the
vessel's name and personnel marker light on the life
March 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 25-f9ot power boat over-
due from Venice. Station Cortez conducted communi-
cation checks with all bridges, marinas and waterfront
restaurants in the area with negative results. The boat
was eventually located and returned to port without
March 24, Boarding. A 48-foot tug boat was
boarded in Lemon Bay. The boat's operator received
a written warning for not having the vessel's name and
hailing port permanently attached to the boat.
March 25, Boarding. A 19-foot fishing boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator
received notice of violation for not having the vessel's
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name on the life jackets or Type IV throwable flotation
device, not having flares, not having an EPIRB and not
displaying navigational lights after sunset.
March 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 25-foot sailboat aground
and in danger of capsizing off Siesta Key. A Coast
Guard vessel responded and towed the sailboat to
March 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 21-foot power boat tak-
ing on water off Longboat Pass. Two Coast Guard
boats responded, but the boat was able to pump out the
water and needed no further assistance.
March 26, Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
March 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 20-foot power boat over-
due from Palma Sola Bay. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded, but the boat returned home safely.
March 28, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
March 28, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
March 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 25-foot power boat
near the Longboat Pass Bridge. A Coast Guard vessel re-
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March 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 16-foot power
boat near Sarasota's Centennial Park. Coast Guard
Auxiliary vessel 26084231 responded and towed the
vessel to safe moorings.
March 29, Boarding. A 16-foot airboat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator was arrested for
intoxicated operation of a motor vessel and received a
notice of violation for not having enough life jackets on
board, having no throwable flotation device, not hav-
ing a backfire flame control on the engine and operat-
ing without navigational lights after sunset.
March 30, Search and rescue /assistance. A Coast
Guard vessel happened upon a personal watercraft tak-
ing on water with one person in the water off the
Venice Inlet. The Coast Guard boat pulled the person
from the water and escorted the personal watercraft to
March 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 23-foot sailboat near
the Buccaneer Channel in Sarasota Bay off Longboat Key.
Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 33082001 responded and
towed the vessel to safe moorings.
March 31, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a person in the water off
Longboat Pass. Two Coast Guard vessels responded,
but the swimmer returned to shore before the boats
arrived on scene.
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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.
APARTMENT SIZE GE washer and dryer. Excellent
condition. $190. Dehumidifier, works fine. $50.792-7638.
5 PIECES WICKER furniture, Cobra 40 channel/2
way mobile radio, 5 piece bedroom set, lamps, old
records, curtains. 778-3553.
ANTIQUE NATURAL wicker lounge, off-white cush-
ions and pillows, 6' x 2' wide. $135. 778-8554.
FORMAL DINING TABLE with 4 upholstered chairs,
40 x 42, extends to 96 x 42. $195. 778-0870.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop, on premises
Longboat Island Chapel. Special summer clearance
sale. Mon., Wed., Sat., 9:30 3:30. 6140 Gulf of
Mexico Dr., LBK, 383-4738.
586 COMPUTER FOR SALE 133 16 ram, CD
ROM. Hardly used. $999. Will talk trade for laptop
with CD. 778-8221.
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) including 2 mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 746-4355.
WANTED REFRIGERATOR 24" wide; wall/pier
bed unit; tall unique TV cabinet. 778-1048, please
leave message if no answer. Thank you.
GAS WATER HEATER for sale. Rheem 62 gallons.
$80 and you move it please. Call 778-7978.
WAN-TED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Apr. 12, 8-1. Car-top carrier, car
cover, tarp, dishes, mooring whips, mirror, high chair,
stroller, miscellaneous. 523 68th St., Holmes Beach.
3 FAMILY YARD SALE Sat., Apr. 12, 8:30 3. Books,
collectibles, jewelry, glassware, linens, quilts, tools,
toys, electric typewriter, etc. 72nd St. & Palm Drive.
HUGE MOVING SALE Fri. & Sat., Apr. 11 & 12,8 am.
Worm-drive skill saw, other power and hand tools, au-
tomotive tools, dishes, name brand shoes and purses,
clothes, kitchen electrical appliances, fumiture, quality
miscellaneous. 524 Spring, Anna Maria.
HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat., Apr. 12, 8 3 and
Sun., Apr. 13, 10 2. Laura Ashley fabrics, bed-
ding, accessories, oak and rattan furniture,
designer clothing, children's clothing and toys. 121
Neptune Lane (off White Ave.), Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Apr. 11 & 12, 9 am.
Furniture, bedding and more. 117 79th Street,
MOVING SALE Fri. & Sat., Apr. 11 & 12, 9 5.
Westbay Cove Condo unit 101. Rattan table, 6
chairs, washer, dryer, queen and twin bedroom sets,
sofa and much more.
FOUND KEYS set of home and car keys left at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church during last Holmes Beach elec-
tion. Call Church office at 778-1813.
LOST BRACELET gold-rope link with diamonds.
Reward. Call 770-834-6300, J Sanders.
AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE, life protec-
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families and self-employed. Numerous other
benefits. Call 794-0567.
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
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"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
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Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
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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,
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1996 LINCOLN TOWN CAR with factory warranty,
champagne leather. $29,500. Must sell. 798-2054.
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TIFFANY Enjoy Gulf beach, white sand and sunsets. 2BR/
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JUST REDUCED new Key-West style home in the City of
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BEST BUY IN SAN REMO SHORES Owner invested
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ENJOY NATURE AT ITS FINEST Fabulous views of Bimini
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Walk to the bay from this 3BR/2BA
,well-maintained home. Beamed wood
I cathedral ceilings with wood-bumrning
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BOAT DOCK ON THE BAY with 3
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FLAMINGO CAY 2BR/2BA canalfront home. Move-
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LIDO BEACH CLUB 2BR/2BA condo with direct Gulffront,
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(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
North Point Harbour Hideaway!
This gracious 3 bedroom, 2 bath canalfront
beauty features a spacious U-shaped floor plan
encircling a tiled, screened lanai with arboretum,
Amenities include ceramic-tiled floors, vaulted
ceilings with fans, European cabinetry, many
French doors, boat dock on deep, seawalled ca-
nal with direct Gulf and bay access, plus double
car garage, sprinkler system, and nearby commu-
nity swimming pool and tennis court. A super buy
at only $379,000!
COMMERCIAL ISLAND PROPERTY
THAT MAKES CENTS!
This busy, attractive, centrally located plaza is a
super money maker, generating a 10% return on
investment! Amenities include 150 ft. frontage on
busy Marina Drive with easy ingress, egress,
plenty of parking and two long-term leases with
successful Island businesses. Don't miss it!
Priced at only $449,000.
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Looking for your own piece of Paradise?
Need a property manager?
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5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
The Cats Meow is at
415 Spring Avenue in Anna Maria.
A 3BR/2BA For $219,000.
M IItoug Dowling Realty
DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA condo with an
outstanding view of the Gulf. Nicely decorated,
turnkey-furnished, 1-car garage/storage room,
pool, tennis. $174,900. Call Zee Catanese
CANAL FRONT Canalfront home that needs a
little TLC. 2BR/2BA home on a wide canal. Dock,
newer seawall, spacious Florida room. $175,000.
Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
WHAT A DEAL! 2BR/2BA Island hone only
3 blocks to the beach. Convenient to shopping and
dining. Lots of storage, spacious rooms with bright,
open feel. Only $149,900. Dial the Duncans! Judy
778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS [3 19
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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.
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
I can make your island
dreams come true.
-" Sales & Rentals Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Buy it, sell it! All in The Islander Bystander
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.
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
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
PRIME GOLF VILLA Class A membership at Tara- Golf &
Country Club included with this turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA
ground-floor unit. Direct fairway views and private garage
complete this quality package. Recently reduced! $121,900.
Ken Rickett 778-3026
VIEWS OF THE BAY 3BR/2BA home next to Bayside
Park. Great bay views and only steps to the beach. Modern
open-floor plan. Hardwood floors and carpeting. Large
garage area and storage. Close to shopping. Must sea!
$225,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800
COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING situated in the center
of Holmes Beach. Uniquely designed to be subdivided into as
many as five independent offices. Five air conditioning units
and five meters. Shown by appointment. $310,000. Stanley
FOUR PIECES OF PARADISE Holmes Beach 4-Plex, a
shells throw to the beach and sunsets. Quiet area walking
distance to shops, grocery, banks and burgers. EXCELLENT
RENTAL INVESTMENT. $350,000. Four units at under
$90,000 per unit. Call Elizabeth Andricks for a "View of
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2217 gulf drive north, bradenton beach, fl 34217
SINCE 1939 Mary Maciel
Experienced Professional REALTORS
Where Service is a Priority
Phone (941) 778-2246 1-800-211-2323
FABULOUS KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT
Seawall and wide canal on two sides of this
exclusive property. Watch the sunsets from
the enclosed pool deck. Over 300' of seawall,
private dock. Fish the Gulf in minutes. 3BR/
2BA, 2-car garage, 2,360 sq. ft. of living area.
Master bedroom features a large walk-in
closet and pocket doors that open to the
caged pool and a great view of the open ca-
nal. The family room features a teak floor and
wet bar with pocket doors opening to the pool
and view of the canal.
Property has been appraised and a home
warranty will be provided to buyer. $415,000.
CALL JIM ADAMSON,
756-0671 OR 1- 800-552-6325
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Imperial House $79,900
5400 Gulf $94,900
Sandy Pointe $97,500
2BR/2BA top floor
Bayfront Condo $142,500
North Shore Drive $170,000
Large Cleared Lot
Gulffront Cottage $519,750
Weekly from $500 week
Monthly from $1,000 mo
3BR/2BA, condo $800 mo
S *1 BR/1 BA 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"
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matching p ,i perties 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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OWNER MOTIVATED!!! DESIRABLE NORTH END
This sound canalfront home has 103 ft. on This 3BR/2BA family home is tucked away on
deep-water and has been very well maintained, the north end of Anna Maria. Just a short walk
Plenty of room for expansion on a great street!. to pristine beaches. Spectacular view from the
Easy to see call Today! Just $224,500. enclosed lanai. Recently listed at $219,500.
This stunning home is a "MUST SEE" for the dis-
criminating buyer. Cathedral ceilings, wrap-around
porch and 212 ft. on deep-water canal. Close to the
beaches in Anna Maria. Offered at $269,000.
Homes like this one are seldom available. '"West of
Gulf Drive location in Anna Maria City! Recently
remodeled and cute as a button. Drive by 115 Palm
Ave. and call to see! Asking only $215,000.
GREAT BUILDING LOT ISLAND'S BEST BUY!
This large lot in Anna Maria City is just 2 blocks Small duplex in quiet Holmes Beach location.
to the beach. Corner lot in nice area. Don't miss Walk to Gulf and bay. Very well-maintained with
this opportunity to own a piece of the Island. Of- great rental history. Don't miss this great oppor-
fered at $84,900 with possible owner financing. tunity to own a piece of the Island. Two units to
choose from. Just listed at $115,000 each.
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CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
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 DOCK FOR rent at $50 mo. Located at 615
Ivanhoe Lane, Key Royale. Phone (703) 450-2883.
BOAT SLIP PROTECTED area, Holmes Beach with
12,000 lb. lift. Water and electric included. 778-2003.
31 FT. SKIFF CRAFT twin 318 V8's, fly bridge.
Needs cosmetic work Absolute steel at $5,000.
Head, dinette, large V-birth. Must sell now! (941)
1985 SKI NAUTIQUE like new. 17.5 feet, 351
Windsor. New upholstery $10,500. 371-8006.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for every other weekend.
Year round, part time. Call for appointment. 778-2780.
- MOTHERS & OTHERS work from home. Up to
$2,000 per month part time. Call Victor, 778-0354.
DISHWASHER WANTED full time, year round,
excellent pay. Apply in person at Sign of the
Mermaid, 9707 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria.
EXPERIENCED SALES positions open for friendly
people at St. Armands Circle woman's clothing store.
Days, nights, weekends, full or part time. Call 387-7403.
GENERAL OFFICE HELP computer knowledge help-
ful. Part time, flexible hours. Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.
DISTINGUISHED KEY ROYALE RESIDENCE amidst lush
tropical setting. Wonderful island-style living, 3BR/3B, pool,
dock and davit. $350,000, Traute Winsor, 727-7074. R18284
BIMINI BAY POOL HOME. Sailboat water, dock, great views.
Fireplace, 3BR/3-1/2B, den, great room, beautiful kitchen,
Oversized garage, $599,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929 or
Julie DeSear, 794-3041. R20386
STEPS TO THE BEACH. Spacious 3BR/ ZONED C2. Lot,
2B, open and bright, turnkey-furnished Drive location. E
unit, washer/dryer. Covered parking, 2 $180,000. Anne I
pools, Excellent rental history. $124,900.
Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273 or IBTT
Sandy Marchinetti, 758-7438. C19243
DIRECT ACCESS TO BAY AND GULF
from this beautifully updated 2BR/2B .
pool home in Coral Shores. Dock and Availablep
davits on wide area of canal. Open floor week or by
plan with fireplace. $179,900. Dave Anna Maria
Barker, 792-8932. R17641 Call one o
ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULF FRONT resort
DUPLEX. Gorgeous gulf view. 2BR/2B (941) 951-666
each side. Tumkey furnished. $590,000. L,
Bob Bumett, 387-0048. D20191 Anna Maria
AFTER-SCHOOL TEACHER elementary age
program, Anna Maria Island Community Center,
2 6 pm. Some Saturdays/evenings possible. Posi-
tive, mature, excellent communication skills with
children/adults. Education degree a plus. Drug-free
workplace. Call 778-1908 or fax resume 778-9511.
FLORAL DESIGNER part time needed in Holmes
Beach. Friendly, reliable and flexible to handle
increased business. Must be willing to work extended
hours during holiday weeks. Apply in person at the
Island Florist, 5312 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach or call
NANNY WANTED Warm and loving non-smoker to
care for our two children in our Anna Maria home.
30 hours wk., up to $7 hour. Call 778-3678.
TELEMARKETING work from your home, any hours!
Call 749-7003, leave message.
TIP OF THE ISLAND is now accepting waitress"
applications. Call 778-3909.
TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY seeks receptionist for
Town Hall. Responsible for 6-line phone and secre-
tarial duties including data entry, word processing,
processing insurance claims. Requires computer
experience, typing 45 wpm, HS graduate, and prefer
2 years similar experience. Pre-employment drug
and alcohol screening required. Start $22,172 de-
pending on qualifications. Request application for
Personnel, 501 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key FL
34228. Phone (941) 316-1999; fax 316-1656; TDD
(800) 955-8770. EOENeterans preference. Individu-
als with disabilities welcome. Applications accepted
until Apr. 25, 1997.
WRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER sought for Island news-
paper The Islander Bystander. Assignment variety
to include people features, arts, theater and commu-
nity events. Also looking for city beat/news reporter.
Newspaper experience 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: email@example.com
SAILBOAT WATER. Spectacular bayfront estate. Breathtak-
ing views from all rooms. Elegant and spacious. Gourmet
kitchen, fireplace. Boat dock and davits. Planned community
with tennis court. $895,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319
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. R2019S
90' x 100' +/-. Prime Gulf
Explore the possibilities.
Miller, 792-6475. L15843
properties by the
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Island to Venice.
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Island Centre Shops
WELL-LOCATED 3BR home on west
side. Chain-link fenced backyard. Shade
trees. Don't rent when you can own.
$57,900. Anne Miller, 792-6475. R16532
UNIQUE AND TOTALLY UPDATED.
Spanish style, 2 or 3BR/1-1/2B home.
Hardwood floor, Mexican tile, wood
burning fireplace, all new appliances.
Large wood deck surrounded by a tropi-
cal garden. $129,900. Van Bourgois,
BEHIND PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1B home
on 13 +/- acres, Can become your dream
home or develop, zoned AI. $298,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929, R/L68499
440Maae A re et BaenoFlrd 329* 941748630
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
Historical 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. Oivia, 778-0354.
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. Serving
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 PreparQ your child for kin-
dergarten. Available places for ages 1- months
through 6 years. Waiting list for infants and toddlers.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning, leather
& vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon at 320-5662.
Let 24 Years of Experience and
Full Real Estate Service Help You!
Watch For New Large Offices In Fall 1997.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT 90 x 141 lot,
seawall, davits, 2 or 3 BR, fireplace, family room,
2-car garage, newly painled exterior and some paint-
ing interior. Over 1,800 sq. ft. Custom-built, original
owner. Call T. Dolly Young.
PANORAMIC VIEW OF BAY & SUNRISES from this
2BRi2BA direct bayfroni 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.
GULF FRONT 22 UNIT APT. MOTEL 110' white
sandy beach front plus private beach. Heated pool,
newly painted inside and out. Excellent income.
Ask atout other Bai froni and Gulffront homes and condos.
5351 Gulf Drive 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807
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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.
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.
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.
TYPING/WORD PROCESSING service. Letters,
resumes, term papers, flyers, banners, etc. Quick, qual-
ity service. Free Island pick up/delivery. 794-5376.
DOWNSIZED RN available for medical services in
home, transportation, errands, etc. Call 778-5125.
YARD WORK DONE mowing, trim, flowers, clean-up
and maintenance. Reliable adult, reasonable rates.
Personal Touch Lawn Maintenance, Holmes Beach,
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install,
I paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
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
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
Now you can email your Island newspaper!
Our email address is
The Islander Bystander will be on the Internet E
with an exciting Web site in the near future ...
Look for us at www.islanderbystander.com. '
INFORMATION: CALL 941-778-7978 | -.
or FAX 778-9392 rz,.,_ --_
Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG
5910 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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DIRECT GULF FRONT
Possibly the last remaining Gulffront devel-
opment site on Anna Maria Island. Zoned for
apartment, motel or bed and breakfast.
Offered at $675,000. Contact David
Moynihan at 778-2246 or eves. at 778-7976.
RUNAWAY BAY CONDO
Rare 2BR/2BA with view of lagoon. Turnkey-
furnished, bright and sunny unit. Excellent
vacation home or rental complex with on-site
management. $119,900. Call Ed Oliveira at
778-2246 or eves. at 778-1751.
GREAT BEACH VIEW ISLAND VILLAGE
From this 2BR/2BA condo. Great Excellent Island complex with two pools,
rental, small complex. Children OK, no tennis, and short walk to beach. This 2BR/
pets. Two screened lanais, one over- 2BA unit has open, spacious floor plan with
looks pool. Under unit parking. Offered 1,478 sq. ft, of living area. Offered at
at $95,000. Call Bill Bowman at 778- $115,000. Call David Moynihan at 778-
2246 or eves. at 794-8482. 2246 or 778-7976.
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5347 Gulf Drive
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
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.
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
estimates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
AFTER WINTER EVEN Florida has salt and grime on
homes and roofs. Pressure clean for spring. Free
estimate, senior discount. Big Jim, 778-5587.
PAINTING INTERIOR/EXTERIOR. Free estimate,
many Island references. Senior discount. Big Jim,
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,
private lot and parking. Available Apr. 23 to May 15
at $350 wk. 778-2832.
QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME 2BR/1BA, fully fur-
nished, fenced yard, 8 mo. lease May Dec. $799
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.
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.
ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA beach house. Steps to Gulf.
Available Apr. 15th, wk./mo./yr. 778-4536, leave
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835
Anna Maria, Florida 34216
Fax (941) 778-2250
Charming 2BR/1 BA second-floor unit in Anna
Maria's only condo complex. Bay and canal
views with boat slip included and front parking.
Private location and asking price only
$92,500. By appointment.
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GULF BEACH PLACE
Spacious 2BR/2BA, second-floor unit only
100 ft. to choice beach. Four unit complex,
turnkey with under cover parking and pool.
Excellent rental history and priced at only
ONLY 550' TO BEACH NICE OLDER HOME
In mint condition, this "doll house" offers a Located on two choice lots in Anna Maria.
spacious living area with centered kitchen, Lovely beamed ceilings, open-design plan
2BR/2BA, Florida room and garage. Excellent with lots of potential to create a modem home.
retirement and/or second home. $185,000. View of Anna Maria Basin and near bay.
Priced at $160,000.
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B SandV'S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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SUMMER, FALL, WINTER rentals, Gulffront, 2 &
3BR, heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis, beach. 794-8877.
HOLMES BEACH 1998 seasonal rental home. Fur-
nished, 2BR/2BA, canal view. Sleeps 8, Jacuzzi,
outdoor shower. $1,200 mo. 4 mo. minimum. Call
1 BR AND 2BR APARTMENTS turnkey, across from
beach. $330/$390 wk. Vacancies in Apr.. and May.
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.
ANNUAL 3BR/3BA FURNISHED beach house, Anna
Maria Island, Gulf views. $1,250 mo. Sand, sunsets,
sun all it needs is you! 778-9470.
CUTE COTTAGE ON BAY fully furnished. Available
Apr. 1. $600 mo., $250 wk. Quiet area, neat and
clean. (941) 794-5980.
ANNUAL 2BR/2.5BA duplex with bay view, washer/
dryer hookup, two blocks to beach. $675 mo. plus 1 st,
and security deposit. Call Wagner Realty at 778-2246.
ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA duplex, two blocks to beach. New
carpet in living room and bedroom. $550 mo. plus
utilities, 1st, security deposit. Call Wagner Realty at
ANNUAL 1 BR FURNISHED duplex at 5625 Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach. $600 mo. plus $200 security includes
water and garbage fees. 778-5114.
WANTED TO RENT large efficiency or 1BR
furnished on Anna Maria or Longboat through Sep-
tember for $350 mo. I am a professional person
with references. 355-8841 days or 778-3492 eves.
and weekends (Patrick).
ANNUAL LEASE available May 1. Westbay Cove
condominium, 2BR/2BA, ground floor, glassed
porches, lanai. Unfurnished. Call Old Florida Realty
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Screened
room, garage, washer/dryer hookups. Nice, quiet
area, no pets. $695 mo. annual. 776-1789.
4BR/3BA HOME pool, canal, boat dock. Very nice
home with view of Skyway. $1,650 mo. 778-9252.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1 BA annual rental. Half block
to beach, washer/dryer, central air. Pets OK. $625
mo. plus $400 security. 779-2059.
ONE ROOM STUDIO with bath and separate en-
trance for rent. Call 778-7039.
CHARMING REMODELED old Florida cottage in
Anna Maria. 2BR/1 BA, large tropical garden, non-
smoking. 309 Pine Ave. $750 mo. Gulf-Bay Realty
ELEGANT 2BR/2BA unit, steps to beach. Large
deck, tropical landscaping. Come and see. $800 mo.
Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
UNFURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA direct bayfront, one block to
Gulf. Boat dock, deck, upstairs. Private, quiet. Also fur-
nished efficiency on private estate poolside. 749-0216.
GULFFRONT PRIVATE BEACH 1BR/1BA fur-
nished apartment. $525 mo. includes utilities. No
3BR/2BA BEACH HOUSE 2-car garage with your
own private beach. Best view on Island. $1,900 mo.
LARGE GULFFRONT 2BR home available weekly or
monthly. Coldwell Banker, Residential Real Estate,
Inc. (941) 778-9611.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Gulffront rental avail-
able Apr., 1998. Non-smoking unit, 2BR/2BA. (813)
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 2BR/1BA beach
condo. Available Apr. 16 through Dec. Three month
minimum. $1,000 mo. 795-0436.
WEEKLY OR MONTHLY duplex in north Holmes
Beach. $450 wk. to $550. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Large, newly furnished
bugalow, exquisite neighborhood near beach, no
smokers or pets. Jun., Jul., Aug. $1,350 mo.
778-8261 pr (613) 839-0919.
ANNUAL RENTAL or sub-let. 2BR/2BA, spacious!
$625 mo. Phone 778-1395.
ROOMMATE WANTED M/F $400 mo. includes all.
Non-smoker preferred. 779-2080, Carla.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, excellent loca-
tion, all new furnishing, new pool. Swim, scuba, fish
at your front door. Summer rates, $450 wk., $1,600
mo. (941) 778-1322.
MAR. THROUGH NOV. 30, 1997 2BR/1BA
furnished, washer/dryer, carport. Also one room
efficiency, furnished. 1st, last, security. Wk./mo.
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2BR/2BA BRIGHT clean and spacious. Furnished,
close to beach. Cable, washer/dryer. Available now
weekly or through Dec. 778-0510.
NICE QUIET AREA 2BR cottage near Anna Maria
City Pier. $350 wk. or 6 mo. at $1,000 mo. 779-2143.
HOLMES BEACH lovely 2BR/2BA home with great
view down sailboat canal. $995 mo. Lease option or
for sale with excellent owner financing. 795-7805.
2BR/1.5BA FOR RENT One year old paint and
carpet, washer/dryer hookup, covered parking, one
block to beach. $625. 778-4523, (800) 977-0803.
2BR HOUSE TURNKEY full cable, fenced yard,
washer/dryer, dishwasher, carport, tile, pets consid-
ered. $1,000 mo. 778-8221, pager 723-5504.
BEACH COTTAGE ON the Gulf. 2BR/2BA, sleeps 6.
Newly renovated, turnkey. You'll love it! Starting at
$700 wk., $2,000 mo. 778-4523, (800) 977-0803.
WATERFRONT LONGBOAT KEY Deep water ca-
nal, 2BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room, liv-
ing room, fireplace, satellite dish, large caged pool.
580 DeNarvaez Dr. $189,000. Brokers protected.
Owner/broker. Call (941) 383-5474.
GREAT FAMILY HOME on large lot. 3BR/2BA with ce-
ramic tile, French doors. 507 71st Street, Holmes Beach.
$162,000. Shown by appointment only. 778-7710.
WANTED DUPLEX house or condo. Serious buyer
seeking on Anna Maria Island. Call 516-589-3943 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Principals only.
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 ooiido. Call (603) 875-3124. "Fax (603)
-',5-i /71 or e-mail email@example.com.
ONLY $135,000 Charming, furnished home with
apartment. Wonderful, quiet, bayview location.
Close to beach. Enjoy extra space or rental
income. Zoned duplex. Open house Sundays.
2210 Avenue A, Anna Maria Island. Serious offers
conbidored. (941) 778-1442.
DUPLEX IN EXCELLENT condition. Lovely 100 x 100
lot, walk to beach, turnkey furnished, nice floor plan.
Suitable for year round living or rental. $169,900.
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
CANALFRONT HOME located in a secluded, North
Anna Maria tropical setting. This 3BR/2BA home has
been very well maintained and recently renovated.
$229,000. Sam Smith, 748-6550 or 748-6110. Doss
Smith and Associate Realtors.
ANNA MARIA HOME for sale. 2BR/1.5BA, separate
garage, well maintained, central heat/air. Very close
to Gulf. Priced $199,000. Super investment for fun or
rental. New Maytag washer/dryer. Many other new
features. Call 746-8161 or 778-1856.
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA, deep-water canal, updated.
$15,000 down, $2,100 mo. ($500 towards close). 12
- 24 months. $275,000 $295,000. (216) 878-0115
for specifics and appointment.
NICE DUPLEX BY OWNER 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA,
elevated, enclosed garage. 206 Peacock Lane,
Holmes Beach. $179,900. 778-2681.
OPEN HOUSE Sat., Apr. 12, 2 4. 3601 East Bay
Dr. 2BR/2BA condo. Panoramic views, pool, 2-car
carport. $119,995. T. Dolly Young & Associates,
Realtor. 778-0807 or (800) 956-0807.
OPEN HOUSE 1 4, Mon. through Sat. Spacious
Waterfront home with boat dock, 3,420 sq. ft. living
area, 5,900' under roof. 4BR/4BA with wet bar, 7-per-
son spa, 3 decks, cathedral ceiling, white wood floors,
custom black & white carpet and tile, all on beautiful
Coconut Bayou. 18 months new! 3-car garage and
many extras not listed. A must see! 130 Hammock Rd.,
Anna Maria. Owner/broker. Offered below construction
appraisal of $485,000. Call 778-6155.
SUPER INVESTMENT PROPERTIES available.
Single, duplexes, 4-unit. Lease option or owner
LOTS GULFVIEW available, $155,000. Bayview
too at 2503 Avenue B, $79,500. Bayview lot also
zoned duplex. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
DARLING 2BR HOUSE with screened porch and
fenced yard. Tile floors and counters, beamed
ceilings. You can afford this! $104,00. 2317 Avenue
B. 778-8221, pager 723-5504. Zoned duplex.
NEW LISTING! 2BR Island home on large lot with
room for a pool! $159,900. Reach Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
MOBILE HOME in Palma Sola Shores. Land owned,
low monthly maintenance fees. 2BR/2BA furnished
for only $59,900. Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real
PERICO BAY CLUB Call the specialist! For a com-
plete list, price reductions or any showings call
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
NEW 3BR/2BA STILT HOME with garage near best
beach and pier. $229,500. Reach Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
OWN A PIECE OF Historic Old Florida! Great rental
and fantastic location. $138,900. Reach Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA with pool and large ga-
rage. $299,900. Reach Richard Freeman, 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, 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, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY zoned residential/
retail building. $179,000. Reach Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
52 X 145 LOT for only $82,500. Reach Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
TWO FANTASTIC MOTELS in the Island's best
locations. Great history! Reach Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ONE OF THE ISLAND'S most unique properties.
Home and separate cottage across from the beach.
$182,500. Reach Richard Freeman, Island Real
PICK YOUR COLORS! 3BR/2BA at Perico Shores
for only $259,900. Reach Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
REDUCED TO $99,000 2BR/2BA bayview condo in ONLY 4 LOTS LEFT at beautiful Perico Shores!
quiet, convenient Holmes Beach. Covered parking, Build your dream home! Reach Richard Freeman,
lots of storage, pool, many extras. Owner, 723-6802. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
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GETTING ON IN YEARS
BY RICH NORRIS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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Direct access to Tampa Bay and Intracoastal. 3BR/ Newer elevated home with 3BR/2BA and a great
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DUCED $369,900. Call Helen White. $233,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt.
ELEVATED HOME STEPS TO GULF
2BR/2BA wood-burning fireplace. Open cheery
great room with Romeo and Juliet balcony on both
front and back. $169,900. Call Bobye Chasey.
EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT RETREAT
Enjoy total privacy in this elegant 3BR retreat on
the bay. Protected by 160 acres of wildlife sanc-
4BR/3BA pool home in Northwest Bradenton.
Beautifully landscaped fenced yard, gourmet kitchen,
master suite with fireplace, screened porch overlooks
pool. $319,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt.
FERICO BAYS "JA'MIlNE"
2BR/2BA. Lots of breezes and light. Turnkey fur-
nished, newly painted and new A/C unit. Loft,
SOUTH LONGBOAT KEY
ON GULF OF MEXICO
Privateer North 7th floor condo with two balconies.
A Gulf to bay view, 2BR/2BA. $259,000. Call Rose
FLAMINGO CAY CANALFRONT HOME
3BR/2BA on cul-de-sac, 6 months old. Direct access
to Intracoastal waterway. 10,000 lb. lift. $199,500.
Call Rose Schnoerr.
RARE BUILDING LOT ON DEEP WATER
Easy access to bay and Gulf. One of the last lots in
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