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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


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Privateers' float may be up creek without paddle


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner asked the
city's code enforcement officer to send a 30-day warn-
ing to the Privateers about their boat float.
The letter was sent and received this week, includ-
ing the mandatory threat of $250-a-day fines, to the
property owner.
The Privateers can either comply or take the mat-
ter to the code enforcement board.
The mayor maintains that the float, parked at the cor-
ner of Clark Drive and Clark Lane, is in violation of city


Look for Earth

Day to spur

recycling in

Anna Maria
By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Curbside recycling is a "no-brainer" and Anna
Maria City residents told commissioners they need to
get with the program and approve it.
"How can we keep dragging this out? We've got
a good, cheap cost," resident Norton Niss said at the
commission's April 8 workshop. "You're beating a
dead horse."
Anna Maria homeowner and commission meeting
regular Charlie Caniff thinks Niss couldn't have said
it better.
For an extra $1.39 a month tacked on the trash bill,
Anna Maria residents can recycle and help the environ-
ment at the same time.
"I agree with Mr. Niss. We're beating a dead
horse," Caniff told commissioners. "April 22 is Earth
Day and it's also the date of your next meeting. It
would be appropriate to approve curbside recycling
that day."
Commissioner Robert McElheny agreed it would
be the perfect opportunity to start the city on the road
to mandatory curbside recycling.
"I'm going to do my best to get it approved at the
next meeting," McElheny said. "I thought everybody
at the workshop was in favor of it. Recycling has been
an issue as long as I've been going to commission
meetings. We've reached a point where we either pass
it or drop the subject."
McElheny said there is a related issue. Duplex
owners have complained about being charged twice
because they have two units on one lot.
Duplex owners want an agreement charging only
one fee per lot and not for every unit on a lot.
McElheny said there are about 300 duplexes in
the city.


A Center
Auction glow
Pierrette and Paul Kelly are
all aglow at the annual Anna
Maria Island Community
Center auction, "An Affaire to
Remember" Saturday. They
have good reason to be smiling
the dinner and auction
raised a record $62,675 for
the Center. For more informa- ,.
tion regarding all the glitter at
the auction, see inside.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


ordinances prohibiting storing anything on vacant lots and
parking trailers on vacant lots. At the last work session,
commissioners said they were willing to give the group a
special exception to store the float in the city.
Privateers' President John Swager has told com-
missioners that the group has several pieces of equip-
ment stored in several locations and members prefer to
have it all in one location. However, they have been
unable to find storage space on the Island and off-Is-
land storage rents are prohibitive for the space needed.
Commissioners discussed the mayor's memo at
last week's work session. The mayor said he has re-


ceived more complaints from neighbors about the float.
"If the commission attempts to write new ordinance
language making this an exception, the city could be vul-
nerable to a lawsuit under the private property rights act
for lowering neighborhood property values," he said.
The mayor said the Privateers should be willing to
accept the city's offer to store the float at the city hall
complex. Swager has said they tried that in the past but
had problems with getting water and electricity.
"Are we at risk of a lawsuit if we allow the Priva-
PLEASE SEE BOAT, NEXT PAGE


NOt all our snowDiras are numan
The end of tourist season means the end of the winter sojourn of American White Pelicans to this area for
another year. The large, stately birds are larger than their native brown counterparts and visit Florida from
their native north-central U.S. and Canadian from December to March although some of the white birds
are starting to roost in the Sunshine State. Sound familiar? Islander Photo: Paul Roat


"It's a lot more than I anticipated, but $20.40 is
what they save per unit each year," he said. "Not
much, but we're still going to address the issue."
The city currently has four large recycling bins on
a Pine Avenue lot the city owns next to Five O'Clock
Marine and the Historical Museum and Park. Resi-
dents take brown, clear and green glass, newspapers,
plastic and aluminum cans to the lot and separate their
trash, placing each in its specific bin. At least in theory.
People have not been religious about separating
their trash properly, thereby contaminating the bins.
When that happens, Waste Management of Mana-
tee County doesn't recycle what's in the bins. Instead,
the company takes what should be recycled goods to
the county landfill.
Other folks are taking more than recyclables to the


bins. City workers removed almost a ton of broken
concrete dumped there. The workers routinely remove
old batteries, tires and other flotsam from the lot.
In addition, Waste Management's Bub McKinney
told commissioners at the workshop that some of the bins
need $400-$500 work to repair rusted-out bottoms.
"That just won't do," McElheny said. "They've
become a liability instead of an asset. The time has
come to move to the next phase."
Waste Management's plan calls for people to put
all their recycled trash in one blue bin. Newspapers
would be placed in bags and put down beside the bin
at the curb, McKinney said.
Anna Maria homeowner Joe Beverly said recy-
cling is hassle-free and it's the only way to go.
"I'd much rather pay $1.39 a month and let some-
body else worry about it instead of loading the bins on
Pine," Beverly told commissioners.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ..................................... ........ 6
Those Were the Days ................................. 7
Announcem ents ............................................ 10
Islanders ............................. ...................... 12
Stir-it-up ............................. 14
S treetlife ........................................................ 17
Anna Maria Island tides ............................ 19
Crossword puzzle........................... ......... 28


APRIL 16, 1997


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND





MM PAGE 2 N APRIL 16,,1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Home rental ordinance close to law


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Commission was set to have
the first reading of its residential rental ordinance
April 15.
The ordinance will limit residential rentals to 30
days in the R-l and R-3 districts to 14 days in the R-2
district. According to other ordinances, seven-day rent-
als are permitted in the R-4 district and 30-day rentals
are permitted in the R-1AA district.
The property cannot be rented more than once dur-
ing the designated rental period, but the rental can be


of any length. This provision will also apply to the R-
4 district. Rental units may only be occupied by a fam-
ily as defined in the city's code. The ordinance also
makes renting in a residential district a permitted acces-
sory use.
Grandfather status is included in the ordinance but
will be eliminated after five years. To attain grandfa-
ther status the use must have been occurring six months
prior to the passage of the ordinance in the R-l, R1-
AA, R-2 and R-3 districts and before June 30, 1992 in
the R-4 district.
Also included are the following suggestions by the


city's planning commission:
Every rental property must be registered with the
city and the registration form will include full informa-
tion on the owner, the property, rental type, rental du-
ration and emergency contact.
The registration forms will be notarized.
Registration information will be updated annually
and a new license required if the property is sold.
The city will provide property owners with an
information sheet about the ordinance which will in-
clude a disclaimer about the property owner's respon-
sibility to know the law.


Florida's largest snook release adds 7,500
By Paul Roat
Snook fishers will probably fare better in the future-. -4
with their linesider hunting thanks to a release of 7,500 -A
hatchery-raised fingerlings last week. o rW. -... .. ..
The juvenile fish, most just nine months old, are
the product ofjoint efforts by Mote Marine Laboratory ,
and the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection's Stock Enhancement Research Facility.
The snook release was the first substantial effort to
raise the popular gamefish, tag them, then recapture ",
them in a year or so to determine their movements and .
growth rate.
Biologists worked at a finny assembly line during
much of last week, placing two tags on the four- to
nine-inch snook. One tag is wire and provides informa- -
tion about the snook; the second is a bright-orange vis- L"
ible tag alerting anglers that the fish they've caught was
reared in Mote's hatchery.
Fishers are asked to contact Mote biologists at 388
4441 if they catch one of the fish released last week.
One of the goals of the release-besides the en-
hancement of the snook stocks in Sarasota Bay is to
gauge the success of the program for use as a model for ."
future snook hatches.
The snookhatch and last week's release was coor-
dinated by Mote's Dr. Steven Serfling and Dr. Kenneth
Leber. Also involved with SERF was Bill Halstead.
Most of the fish released were raised at the Mote Fingerling snook were released in local waters last week, thanks to aquaculture efforts by Mote Marine
Aquaculture Facility. Others came from DEP's Harbor Laboratory and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The release, the largest of its kind in the
Branch Oceanographic Institution in Ft. Pierce. state, will serve as a pilot program for modeling similar release efforts elsewhere. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Wednesday, April 23, has been set for a work-
shop with the Bradenton Beach Civic Association,
the city's police department and the city commission
to air a request the citizen's group has made regard-
ing police priorities.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall.
"It appears like police priorities and those of the
citizens may be, in some cases, quite different,"
Civic Association President Lee Hornack has said.
"We believe that a review of this nature is good busi-
ness for the city and demonstrates your commitment


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
They're un-lovebugs. Or pre-lovebugs. Or maybe
not at all.
Those lovebug singles that have been flitting
around looking lonely for the past few weeks are either
bachelor lovebugs or interlopers, say the experts.
Whatever, they're a far cry from the lovebug con-
dition with which Floridians are so familiar. They are
uncoupled, mateless, loners.
It's sort of normal, says Jo Legg, horticulturist for
the Manatee County Cooperative Extension Service.
Male lovebugs hatch before the female of the species,
so they're still just looking.
When and if the ladies show up, they won't have
much to look forward to anyway. The males may have
departed this life by then. If they haven't, the females just
mate, lay 100 to 350 eggs and, in a couple of days, die.
If a she is really quick she might find another he


to efficient, responsive government."
Police Chief Jack Maloney has disagreed with the
association. Maloney said the group's attempt to have
a special committee interview members of his depart-
ment as well as a review of revenue and expenses in
the police department was "a 'bait and switch' so that
they can get a board of inquiry (euphemistically called
a Blue Ribbon Committee) in order to investigate the
police department from top to bottom. They demon-
strate a lust to fix a police department that isn't broken.
They just want to control the police department."


and mate a second time. Not likely this season, though.
Trouble is, the early warm weather has misled the
eggs' timers and brought on the male hatch earlier than
normal. Or maybe, one theory goes, there are an abnor-
mal number of male eggs this year and nature is
evening things up.
Whatever, the boy lovebugs are looking for love
and there aren't any right places. Yet.
And, says Legg, at least some of them may not be
lovebugs at all. They may be "March flies," which
don't fly around hooked up to their mates. They are as
harmless as lovebugs and look very much like them but
are just a bit broader. So who can tell?
If the lovebugs don't get their thing done properly,
the autumn hatch may be a lot smaller. And next
spring's hatch smaller still.
Don't count on it. These dark little insects are such
determined maters they're practically nature's sex
fiends. They'll make it somehow.


Boat float may not fly
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
teers to remain where they are?" Maloney asked City
Attorney Patricia Petruff.
"The problem we have is that the lot is zoned resi-
dential," she replied. "Based upon permanent, acces-
sory and special permit uses, there is nothing in any of
those categories which would allow someone to use the
lot in the manner that the Privateers are using that lot.
In order to allow that type of use to continue, the ordi-
nance would need to be amended to make this a spe-
cial exception use."
She said that any amendment could be subject to
the private property rights act because it affects land
use but she added that "all that means is someone who
is an affected party could bring a suit."
Maloney asked if the commission could restrict the
exception to the Privateers.
"I just don't see how," she said. "We have to deal
with constitutionality and consistency issues in terms
of treating everybody fairly to regulate the use of land
and not the ownership of land."
The council could decide that storage is appropri-
ate under certain circumstances with proper screening,
set backs and/or landscaping, she said. But it would
have to allow everyone owning a vacant residential lot
the same types of use.
"We have to assist the Privateers, but I don't think
we can let them keep that float on residential land,"
Commissioner Luke Courtney said. "The mayor has
offered to let them store it on city land."
Commissioner Pat Geyer pointed out that the com-
mission would have to get permission from the heirs of
those who donated the land for city use. If the land is
not used for public purpose, it can revert to the heirs.
Resident Don Schroder suggested that the commis-
sion get a list of requirements from the Privateers in
order for them to be able to use city land. k
Maloney asked the city clerk to write to the heirs.


Bradenton Beach cops, citizens,

commission meet Wednesday


Bug love: right place, wrong time






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N APRIL 16, 1997 0 PAGE 3 IE

Mom's mad: kid night bike rider fingerprinted


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Twelve-year-old Joey Mousseau leads the Anna
Maria Island Little League in strikeouts.
When he ran into Manatee County Sheriff's
Deputy Ken Mears a third time on a dark street with no
light on his bike, Mousseau struck out and was given
a $26 traffic ticket.
Mousseau's mother, Annie, understands the fine
her son will have to pay. She has no argument over the
ticket. "Joey deserved it," she said.
What she doesn't understand is why Mears took a
thumbprint of her son, a move she said traumatized the
Little Leaguer.
"Joey was riding home and he knew he should
have a light on his bike because he had been pulled
over twice before," Annie Mousseau said. "When Joey
told me the police fingerprinted him, it upset me and
my husband Roger. Joey was upset because he felt like
a criminal. It scared him."
Annie said police told her they took the thumbprint
for identification purposes.


By Pat Copeland "
Islander Reporter
Settling a code violation in Holmes Beach may
soon be as simple as paying a fine. And contesting it
will mean a trip to court.
The city is revising its code enforcement procedure
to conform to current Florida statutes. The revision in-
cludes adding a citation procedure for violations of
specific codes. Codes subject to fines could include
those regarding alcoholic beverages, animals, false
alarms, peddlers and solicitors, parking of trailers and
recreational vehicles, beaches and boats.
"The citations procedure will be like getting a traffic
ticket," City Attorney Patricia Petruff explained to the
commission last week. "If you give someone a ticket and
he wants to contest it, then it goes to county court."


"But they know who my kid is. This is a small
community," she said. "I think it was excessive. Fin-
gerprinting our children for identification in Anna
Maria is a bunch of baloney."
Manatee County Sheriff s Department spokesman
Dave Bristow said it is departmental procedure to take
a thumbprint of any one who cannot produce a picture
identification.
That includes drivers who don't have a license with
them, vagrants on the street and young boys without
proper papers.
"Obviously a 12-year-old kid doesn't have a driv-
ers' license," Bristow said. "If this ever goes to court,
we have to know the person who appears is the person
who was summoned."
At least two other Anna Maria youths received ci-
tations recently, both for an illegal "towing" incident.
One of the youths was riding on the bicycle handlebars.
Both Preston Copeland and Paul Sussman were finger-
print identified on April 1.
Representatives of other law enforcement agencies
including the Holmes Beach Police Department and


The fines, to be collected by the Manatee County
Clerk of the Circuit Court, include an administrative
fee of $10. The circuit court will keep the administra-
tive fee and remit the fines to the city.
"The difficult part is for you to decide what parts of
your code would lend themselves to having a fine," Petruff
said. "It could also be a section of a code rather than the
entire code. You may decide there are some violations that
should always go to the code enforcement board. You
must also recommend penalties for the citations."
Petruff suggested penalties and also suggested they
be broken into categories such as first offense, subse-
quent offense, contested and non-contested.
Commissioners plan to work with the code en-
forcement board on making the determinations at the
April 22 work session.


Florida Department of Law Enforcement as well as the
bicycle safety expert with the Florida Department of
Transportation termed the use of fingerprint identifica-
tion for a bicycle citation "excessive."



Anna Maria City
4/22, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
4/24, 10 a.m., Commission six month budget
review
4/24, 7:30 p.m., Code Enforcement Board

Bradenton Beach
4/17, 1 p.m., commission meeting. Agenda:
commission/department liaison reports,
mayor's administrative update, discussion of
bids for storm drain replacement at Second
Street North, discussion of a resolution
objecting to legislation to permit abolish-
ment of a municipal government without
concurrence of the municipality, discussion
of holiday closures at Bradenton Beach
Fishing Pier and public comment.
4/21, 6 p.m., Citizens' Advisory Task Force
4/23, 7 p.m., Commission special meeting
4/24, 6:30 p.m., Code Enforcement Board

Holmes Beach
4/17, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment
4/22, 9 a.m., Commission work session

Of Interest
4/19, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
4/21, 10 a.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
4/22, 2 p.m., Anna Maria Island Pathway
Committee, Holmes Beach City Hall.
4/23, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Opera-
tions Center, Fire Station 1,
6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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I[ PAGE 4A APRIL 16, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Anna Maria homeowner blasts public works official


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Bob and Marsha Barlow are mad as hell. But for
them it's gone beyond "we won't take it anymore." It's
more a tale of like it or lump it from the city.
The Barlows of Anna Maria City say they've been
treated rudely and insulted by Public Works Director
Phil Chamock.
What started out as a renovation to a bathroom in
their home, the Barlows said, turned into an intimidat-
ing inquisition.
When the Barlows read articles about similar cir-
cumstances involving a permit request for a concession
stand from the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
they decided to make their concerns public and sent a
letter to this newspaper. Their "opinion" letter was
published in the April 2 edition.
Barlow, a licensed contractor in Michigan and
Florida, said he has built homes and subdivisions in
several cities, townships and counties in Michigan.
"I've never run into a building inspector that had
this kind of attitude," Barlow said two weeks ago. "His
attitude is you're wrong and I'm right and I'm God and
we have to do it my way or the highway. It's just a to-
tally wrong attitude."
Chamock said he issued Barlow a permit in early
February to do the work on his bathroom. Chamock said
he issued the permit on the same day Barlow applied.
However, Charnock said he ran into a problem
when he determined Barlow's estimate for the plumb-
ing work was several hundred dollars less than an es-
timate by LaPensee Plumbing.
"When he came in, I asked him a question about it


because I have to make sure the evaluation is the real
cost and he got upset and asked me what I was trying
to imply. He said. he was going to come back and
change it," Charnock said. "I told him it was a signed
and sealed document he had turned in for an applica-
tion and I was concerned because the plumber came in
with a higher number. It was no big deal. He changed
it."
The Barlows say Charnock's filing for bankruptcy
is proof he should not be running a city department
with a big budget.
Charnock said filing for bankruptcy is a private
matter.
"That's none of his business," Charnock said.
"That was totally out of line. I help organize the bud-
get every summer but before I spend one dime, it has
to be approved by the commission. I don't have a
checkbook. I don't have control of the money. So
whether I was a worthless person that couldn't handle
money, I don't have control of it."
Mayor Chuck Shumard said Chamock has a diffi-
cult job that demands a tough stance when it comes to
enforcing the city's building codes and ordinances.
"Bankruptcy is a personal thing and the Barlows
shouldn't have even fussed with that," Shumard said.
"Bankruptcy has no bearing on his running that depart-
ment. Phil wears umpteen hats and is trying to do an
excellent job and I think he is.
"Phil is a good man. I know the other cities would
like to have him."

Confrontations
Bob Barlow said that when he contacted commis-


sioners regarding Charnock's bankruptcy, at least
one commissioner was unaware of the situation.
Marsha Barlow said they applied for a building
permit to remodel for two reasons because it's re-
quired and her husband wanted to learn the city's per-
mitting process.
During the initial contact with Charnock, Marsha
said she stood by quietly while Phil questioned her
husband's integrity.
"Bob was trying to understand how the process is
carried out on the Island," Marsha said. "We finally got
the permit and we started with the inspection process
and Phil came in here and started goosenecking and
questioning different things around the house when his
job was to inspect the plumbing in the bathroom. It was
a very personal attack on my privacy."
Shumard said looking for code and building viola-
tions is part of Charnock's job. He can'tjust put on blind-
ers when he goes to inspect a building, Shumard said.
"He's the code enforcement officer," Shumard
said, "and if he sees something wrong, he's going to
bring it up."
Barlow said he and his wife just wanted to do the
right job, but what he ran into was a building inspec-
tor with an agenda.
Charnock said Barlow called him to inspect the
bathroom.
"I went to lunch and when I got back he had al-
ready called the mayor and told him I was endanger-
ing his children because he said his children could
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 16, 1997 M PAGE 5 IE-

Residents haul trailer ordinance back in spotlight


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After hearing complaints from residents the Holmes
Beach Commission last week agreed to take another look
at its trailer ordinance.
Commissioners have considered rescinding the or-
dinance because of problems with its enforcement.
Commission Chairman Don Maloney, who has led the
opposition to the ordinance, declared, "We have tried
to legislate a solution for a neighborhood problem with
a city-wide ordinance and that would require a moun-
tain of exceptions."
According to the ordinance, passed in July, all trail-
ers, RVs and recreational-type vehicles must be parked in
the side or back yard unless there is no other alternative
available due to the configuration of the property.


CHARNOCK, FROM PAGE 4
go into that bathroom and drown," Charnock said. "I
went down right away."
Charnock said he took Commissioner Doug Wolfe
as a witness in the event of a confrontation.
Charnock said he inspected the tub and some elec-
trical wiring and on the way out everything was cordial.
On another occasion, Barlow said Charnock came
by to talk to them about why a landscaper was putting
new stone down in front of their house even though a
permit is not required to landscape.
Charnock said he was interested in what the land-
scaper was doing because he wanted to make sure trees
weren't planted in the right of way.
In another instance, Barlow said Charnock entered
his home through the open garage. Charnock ques-
tioned Barlow about why he had two washers and two
dryers in their garage when renovation plans from 1991
didn't show them, Bob said.
"He's questioning our integrity. I asked him what
the washers and dryers had to do with anything," Bob
said. "In any event, this guy is very arrogant. He acts
like he's God over the community."
The Barlows said they again went to see Shumard
-to discuss their concerns regarding Charnock's lack of


In December the council was confronted by angry
residents who were told they must remove costly land-
scaping and fences in order to park trailers and RVs in
their side or back yards. One resident who came before
the code enforcement board maintained that landscap-
ing is part of the configuration of the property. The
board tabled the case and asked council for a definition
of configuration.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff gave the council three
options: amend the ordinance to clarify its intent, provide
direction of its intent to the code enforcement board or
advise board members to use their own judgment as to
what the term "configuration" means based on common
usage of the term.
In February, commissioners asked Mayor Bob
VanWagoner to submit a definition of configuration; how-


courtesy and professionalism.
"Shumard responded," Barlow says, "by saying,
'Well, you know, Phil's a great guy and and he's a busy
man.' I told Shumard common courtesy is just that."
The Barlows also questioned how the city could
allow the head of its building department to run the
office when he received protection from his creditors
in the form of Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition allows the
petitioner's assets to be liquidated to pay creditors.
Charnock filed Chapter 7 liquidation jointly with his
wife. The Charnock's were granted relief on Novem-
ber 25, 1996, for unsecured debts of $27,424 including
11 credit agencies owed from $5,440 to $1,000.
Charnock surrendered his 1994 Toyota Tercel and
kept a 1967 Morgan sailboat, his primary residence.
Charnock's annual salary is $38,000 plus medical
benefits. Like all other city employees, after one year
the city puts 10 percent of the employee's salary into
a pension fund.
"How do you allow someone who is financially
bankrupt to continue to administer the codes and ordi-
nances," Barlow asked. "I'm not speaking about his
technical competence. I don't know what his technical
competence is. Maybe he is competent in terms of be-
ing a building official."


ever, in March they rejected VanWagoner's submission.
"I've had a lot of complaints about the ordinance,"
Commissioner Pat Geyer said. "People just don't like it.
Neighbors can get along. If there's something unsightly,
go talk to them and resolve it that way. I don't think any-
one who buys expensive property is going to let the front
yard get cluttered with old boats and trailers."

Residents: regulate parking
"We have two 45-foot trailers by us," resident Gary
Shardell said. "I find it disturbing that trailers of this type,
literally rolling homes, are next door to me. I really wish
the ordinance would simply be enforced."
The commission has done a lot of work on the ordi-
nance and it would not be prudent to throw it out, resident
Don Schroder said. He suggested the commission survey
neighborhoods to see what residents want.
"You're making a board-based decision that's not
based on fact." he said.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said the council could
add exceptions to the ordinance.
"That's a policy decision for you to make," she noted.
"Is it more important to allow trailers to be parked in drive-
ways, on rights of way and in front yards, or is it all right
for a handful of people to be inconvenienced by having to
remove some landscaping to put their trailers in the side
or back yards?"
She said council could give direction to the code en-
forcement board and let "reasonable people decide when
to grant an exception."
"I pride myself in taking care of my property and
there's no way I can get a trailer in my back yard unless I
take out all my shrubs, bushes and trees," said Chuck
Steams, a Holmes Beach police officer and city resident.
"What am I supposed to do with my boat? Making excep-
tions is not a very sound way to regulate the city. It should
operate on a set of rules that applies to everybody."
Commissioner Luke Courtney said the commission
should give direction to the code enforcement board on the
interpretation of configuration but not force people to re-
move fences or landscaping.
Maloney said he will confer with the code enforce-
ment officer about enforcing the present ordinance and
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Where's Bradenton Beach?
Earth Day, April 22, is a fitting day for the hoped-
for approval of curbside recycling by Anna Maria com-
missioners.
It's time. In this era of eco-friendly folks especially
Islanders we should be doing our part to protect the
environment from the ravages of modem society.
Recycling aluminum, paper, cardboard and plastic
is a simple, easy, cost-effective way to keep landfills
from becoming obsolete. Recycling also is oftentimes
cheaper than creating raw materials to make soda cans,
pickle jars and park benches.
When the Anna Maria City Commission debates
the merits of the $1.39-a-month increase in the trash
bills, let's hope they see the environmental worth of the
extra pennies a month residents will have to pay.
Anna Maria follows the Island lead of Holmes Beach,
which went to curbside recycling several years ago.
Now, the question is what's happening with
Bradenton Beach? They still use dumpsters at north Co-
quina Beach for recycling, causing people who wish to do
the environmentally correct thing to have to load up their
recyclables in a car and drive to the dumpsters not very
convenient. Hardly possible on beach-busy days.
Come on, Bradenton Beach! Bite the bullet and ask
for some dollars and common sense to determine how
much it will cost to get curbside recycling!
Boat float maybe won't fly
The Privateers' boat float is back in the news. The
parade platform for the popular crew has been found -
at least according to Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner to be in violation of codes as long as
it stays on the unbuildable lot in the center of the city.
VanWagoner instructed code enforcement officers
to cite the float based on "anonymous" complaints.
He's offered the Privateers space at city hall, but the
group isn't keen on the city's restrictions. For starters,
they may care to sip upon an occasional adult beverage
while working on the boat.
While Holmes Beach commissioners work at find-
ing a solution to allow the Privateers to remain on their
deeded lot, the mayor continues to press the issue.
In fact, some Privateers are saying "privately" they
should move their operations off the Island and onto the
mainland and then where would the support to youth
programs and scholarships go?
Although we normally make our appeals on behalf
of the community, we've got a different sort of request
this week, as follows:
"Wanted: Island location other than Holmes Beach
to allow swashbucklers to store unmotorized parade
platform, grilling equipment. Will work for beer."
And please make that a one-year lease political
winds may change.

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Apology requested
In recent months, seemingly increasing numbers of
articles critical to Anna Maria's Building Official-Pub-
lic Works Director Phil Charnock have been appearing
in The Islander Bystander. Although this is viewed
with some distaste by municipal employees, it is also
understood as a hazard of the profession. However, in
the April 2 edition under the "Your Opinion" section,
a letter appeared titled "Anna Maria deserves better"
that was critical of Mr. Charnock's personal life. That
letter shocked and appalled the undersigned. That The
Islander Bystander, a respected Island newspaper,
would publish the letter is, in our opinion, shameful.
It is true that public employees are under higher
scrutiny than others and rightly so because of the
public trust bestowed upon them. However, public
employees also have a right to personal privacy so long
as they act within the law. Where a person lives
("whose home address is a boat in a marina"); their
personal misfortunes ("a financially bankrupt em-
ployee"); and, anyone's opinion of why a person acts
in a certain manner ("in an effort to beat various indi-
vidual, lender and business debts") are not concerns of
the public. The public should limit criticisms to public
duties alone.
The public rights to freedom of speech and the
employee's status as a "public figure" leave the pub-
lic employee open to comments that would, in other
settings, be considered slanderous. Although nothing
can be done to stop irresponsible people who make
these slanderous remarks, the newspaper need not and
should not publish such remarks. The distaste left by
this incident toward the newspaper by the undersigned
municipal employees is overwhelming. A public apol-
ogy is owned to Mr. Chamock. As Anna Maria Island
municipal employees, we should demand such an apol-
ogy. However, instead, the employees would like to see
The Islander Bystander take responsibility for the er-
ror in judgment, act like the respected, responsible
newspaper we know it to be and apologize to Mr.
Charnock for allowing such a personal attack to appear.
Alice Baird, William Sanders, Dale Schuneman,
LeaAnn Bessonette, Ben Daker, Buddy Watts,
Carol Sandidge


No tabloids, please
I am writing this letter as a citizen of Anna Maria
and not as an elected official.
The recent edition of The Islander Bystander had
a letter published under the "Your Opinion" section
which attacked Phil Charnock a -rm oanal life.
While all public officials realize r-at they are un-
der the public eye, I do not feel that the letter you pub-
lished was in good taste. There have been a number of
well-known people who have had a troublesome per-
sonal life, but have been excellent at their job.
Your paper claims to be "The Best News On Anna
Maria Island." Please don't let it turn into a tabloid.
Robert F. McElheny, Anna Maria

Recycling piques interest
I was interested in the news article regarding a pro-
posal to consider curbside recycling.
Please allow me to cite a couple of things from our
very successful system employed by Lycomis County, Pa.
1. Educating the public of the county (100,000) by
all means available was a very important phase of the
project.
2. Every residential unit received from the county
three five-gallon buckets. We then separated our glass
(any color), aluminum cans, and tin cans.
3. The county purchased trucks, inserted baffles,
hired trained welfare workers, set up a county-wide
collection schedule, posted it in the media, and went to
work.
4. Phase two came as the county set up collec-
tion areas throughout the county. At these locations,
they placed marked dumpsites and collected all of
the above plus white and colored plastic, milk and
juice cartons, newsprint, magazines (slick), and car-
ton cardboard.
I am sure there are problems confronting the
county, but the system is working with a high rate of
participation.
If there is anyone interested, a letter or call would
fill in the answers: Lycomis County Court House, Re-
cycling Administration, 48 West Third St.,
Williamsport, Pa. 17701 or (717) 327-2200
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THOSE ERE TT BAYS
Part 11, The Roaring Twenties
by June Alder


Hurricane refugees spent the night in the schoolhouse, the highest point in
Cortez.


CORTEZ FIGHTS

BACK


The fishermen of Cortez were used
to the ways of storms. But the hurricane
of October 1921 caught them totally by
surprise.
On Sunday evening, Oct. 23, the
men of the village gathered as usual
around the barber shop and post office
on the Albion Inn dock to swap stories
and play checkers. The weather was
blustery, the seas high and heavy. They
knew they were in for a bad storm.
No one expected a hurricane. It was
too late in the year.
Then the telegraph clicked out a
message get your boats out of the
water, get ready for one heck of a blow.
But the warning was too late. Some of
the fishermen went out in the driving
rain and managed to pole their craft to
the lee of a nearby mangrove island.
There was no time to do much else.
They hurried to their homes most
of them two-story clapboard houses on
two-foot pilings and, as the water
rose higher and higher, got their families
to the upper floors. While the wives and
children waited for their men to return
with rowboats to get them to safety, they
saw bits and pieces of the village pass
swiftly by the windows. They watched
as Brown's grocery store toppled over
and, swept along like a matchbox in a
gutter, hit the new bridge to Anna Maria
broadside with a mighty crash.
The schoolhouse had been built on
the highest spot in the village. It was
there most of the refugees spent the
night. After the worst of the storm was
over, a cavalcade of rowboats headed up
waterlogged Cortez Road toward dry
land -- about where 75th Street is today.
Rescuers were waiting for them.


Next day when they returned to the
village they were stunned at the chaos.
All that was left of the waterfront were
stubs of pilings. Behind the broken pil-
ings were boats and nets and fishing
gear, all in a jumble. Water was still
two or three feet everywhere. Houses
teetered crazily on their blocks. Many
were missing roofs and porches. Others
had been leveled to the ground, and
splintered wood lay thick in the muddy
streets.
For the close-knit little community,
dependent on the sea and one another
other for their livelihood, the 1921 hur-
ricane was a terrible disaster.
But as often happens in times of
great trial, the survival spirit asserted
itself. Jack Leffingwell, the bridge
builder who survived the storm, mar-
veled at how quickly the fishing com-
munity recovered. He wrote:
"The Bradenton lumberyards do-
nated lumber. Carpenters gave their
time. Hardware stores gave their
goods. The banks gave money. The
Tampa fish companies donated food, as
did the Bradentown grocerymen. They
also advanced (and donated) new fish-
ing equipment.
"Within two months Cortez, a
town three-fourths wrecked, was back
on its feet and going strong. I am told
that all monies advanced to assist the
good people of Cortez in their hour of
need was repaid in full within one year.
Truly you cannot keep a good man
down."

Next: The era of
the autocar


The day after
the storm
most of the
houses in the
village lay in
splintered
wreckage.


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By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City resident and architect Steve Gift
doesn't understand why city commissioners want to
amend the building code to limit living space to two
floors.
"What is the value of this change? We're all ex-
traordinarily burdened by the state and federal govern-
ment and you're adding to that burden," Gift told
commissioners at the April 8 workshop. "If someone
is creative enough to build a three-story home, why
add this burden?"
The move to limit people from building more than
two habitable floors doesn't sit well with Gift. "This
is a very serious change," he said.
Many new homes in the city are built with three
stories and meet current height and code restrictions.
The proposed code change seeks to prevent older,
ground-level homes from adding a third story.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said the city is making
the change because people are building or adding apart-
ment units to homes illegally. He pointed out that over
a period of years a single-family home at 313 N. Bay
Blvd. has been turned into a six-apartment complex.
The city became aware of the situation when the
owner, Nancy Sheriff, came to public works to apply
for a remodeling permit. She was told the city would
have to make an inspection and she refused access,
saying she didn't want to disturb her guests.
Sheriff had gone so far as to put an "office" sign
in one of the windows in the home, Wolfe said, and


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Island Recreational Pathway
Committee recently set its goals and objectives and
began working on developing an Island-wide path for
bicyclists and pedestrians.
The committee includes a representative from
each Island commission, as well as a resident from
each city.
The group's goals are to:
Incorporate safe and efficient recreational bicy-
cling and pedestrian facilities on Anna Maria Island.
Promote bicycle and pedestrian activity through
education, flyers and media exposure as an alternative
means of safe transportation linking major activity on
the Island.
Provide a continuous system connecting neigh-
boring communities on the Island and to provide
maximum safety for recreational bicycling and pedes-
trian activities.
The group's objectives are to:
Develop flyers that include safety rules, general
information and maps.
Study alternative routes and existing plans.
Study costs of developing a pathway, including
alternative sources of funding.
Include county officials in the study.
Link all three Island cities.
Sarita Kruysman, the county's bicycle and pedes-
trian coordinator, said the county is proposing four-
foot-wide bicycle lanes on the Island's major roads,
as well as a six-to-eight-foot sidewalk for recreational
bicyclists and pedestrians. The bicycle lanes would
connect the Island to the mainland and Longboat Key.
"The Florida Department of Transportation wants


Horseshoe winners
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Anna Maria. Runners-up were Ron Pepka and
George Landraitis, both of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every
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had put up a sign, "Bridgeview Apartments," without
a permit. She has since removed the outdoor sign.
Wolfe said the city hopes to get in the house soon
to make an inspection. They would likely start with a
fire inspection, he said.
Someone else is operating an illegal bed and break-
fast in the city, Wolfe said.
Owners of one of the original Island homes at 117
N. Bay Blvd. have been renting rooms or apartments
to guests, according to Wolfe.
Public works also expects to inspect the alleged
bed and breakfast inn when the owners allow.
"We're trying to pass this change so we can main-
tain the single-family nature of the city," Wolfe said.
"We don't want to give people a shot at making a
single-family residence into an apartment complex. If
you allow people to build three stories, it's too easy for
people to sneak them into multi-family."
Under the proposed change, a homeowner could
renovate and go to three stories but the ground-level
space, formerly habitable, would have to be gutted and
could not be lived in.
Wolfe's reasoning didn't manage to calm the fears
of homeowners who feel new ordinances and changes
in the old ones are eliminating the chances to renovate
their homes.
Beverly Valley said it is unreasonable for the city
to put residents through such machinations so they can
renovate.
"We'd like to repair things at our home," Valley
said, "but we don't dare."


to be involved in our group and other groups, such as
the greenways and heritage trail projects," said Mike
Tyrrell, chairman of the county's Bicycle and Pedes-
trian Advisory Board. "Hopefully, we'll have a good
comprehensive plan to connect all of them."
Kruysman said the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization has funded bicycle paths in
Anna Maria and Holmes Beach for 1999. Approved
funding is $264,000 for Anna Maria and $195,000 for
Holmes Beach.
Anna Maria Commissioner Elaine Burkly said her
city has been planning for a bicycle lane rather than a
path, and the city's capital improvements committee
has developed a route to be implemented over the next
three years.
Because Bradenton Beach has no grant for the
project, Tyrrell suggested that city officials apply for
one. He said his committee could recommend advanc-
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paths simultaneously.
Bradenton Beach resident Jim Kissick said there is
no alternative route south of Fifth Street South and bi-
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South.
Bradenton Beach Commissioner John Chappie
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of the pathway because it would go through Coquina
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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Commission has reappointed
the law firm of Dye, Scott, Prather and Petruff to rep-
resent the city under protest from Commissioner Luke
Courtney.
Courtney said the mayor reappointed the firm in
1994 and he thinks the city should shop around.
"It was never voted on in 1994," Courtney pro-
tested. "As a businessman, I reevaluate people that pro-
vide services to me to see if they're the best for the
money."
"I don't agree," Commissioner Carol Whitmore
said. "They've been with us for many years and they're
familiar with our land use, history and government.
There aren't many firms that represent governments."
Mayor Bob VanWagoner said he has evaluated the
firm throughout the year and their fees haven't changed
for three years.
"This appointment is on merit for the individual
and the services of the firm," VanWagoner said. "The
firm is very sophisticated and up to date and I'm im-
pressed by the way the city is kept informed of devel-


opments that aren't necessarily required by this con-
tract. You can shop around and may get someone with
a good resume and price but I also appreciate good
law."
Commissioner Pat Geyer said the firm has repre-
sented the city for 19 years and she's "not found fault
with anything they've done. A new firm won't have
the background that this firm has."
Courtney asked how much the firm was paid last
year. City Clerk Leslie Ford said the firm's fees are
included in all professional fees in the budget.
Information later provided by City Treasurer Ann
Mitchell showed the city paid the firm $43,062.74 in
the 1995/96 fiscal year and $35,726.75 in the 1994/
95 fiscal year.
"I'm totally satisfied with the work Attorney
Petruff has done, but I also feel there's a reason gov-
ernments are required to bid projects," Commissioner
Ron Robinson stressed. "I don't know who else is
available and periodic reviews are healthy for us and
the firm."
Ford said the city charter does not call for bids for
law firms.


Coast Guard Auxiliary wants

classrooms in Holmes Beach


A request by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to
place two portable classrooms on city hall property was
tabled by the Holmes Beach Commission last week.
Commissioners agreed they must first settle the
city hall complex plan.
They must also receive permission from the heirs
of those who donated the property to the city because
the land must be used for a public purpose or it reverts
to the heirs.


The request was made by Flotilla 81 of the U.S.
Coast Guard Auxiliary, because the lease on its present
training facility is not being renewed. It hopes to place
two 24x40-foot classrooms on the north side of city hall
property adjacent to the ball field parking lot.
The auxiliary conducts safe boating courses, per-
forms safety inspections on boats, conducts safety
patrols, assists boaters and participates in Coast Guard
rescue missions.


Florence H. Birkman
Florence H. Birkman, 83, of Holmes Beach, died
April 9 in PersonaCare of Bradenton.
Born in North St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Birkman came
to Manatee County from there in 1970. She retired as
a payroll clerk for North St. Paul Casket Company. She
was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Bradenton.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred; a daugh-
ter, Karen Neihart of White Bear Lake, Minn.; two
stepsons, Bruce of Bradenton and Keith of Fort Wayne,
Ind.; a sister, Lois Mullaney of White Bear Lake; a
brother, Donald Hauser of North St. Paul; four grand-
children; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation and service was held at Brown and Sons
Funeral Home in Bradenton with the Rev. Steve Kass
officiating.

Daniel N. Gaffney
Daniel N. Gaffney, 40, of Sarasota, died April 10
in his Sarasota home.
Born in Fort Devens, Mass., Gaffney came to
Sarasota in 1981 from Kimberly, Mass. He was a plan-
ner, serving as director of planning, zoning and build-
ing for the Town of Longboat Key until five months
ago, when he started his own consulting business.
Gaffney also worked for the cities of Sarasota and
North Port and Sarasota and Monroe counties.
He is survived by his mother, LaVila; three sisters,
Kathleen Mader, Cheryl Worden and Karen; and two
brothers, Tim and Tom.


A memorial service will be held at St. Martha's
Catholic Church, 200 Orange Ave. N., Sarasota, April
21, at 10 a.m. Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home in Kim-
berly is in charge.


Louis Milonas
Louis Milonas, 68, of Manchester, N.H., and a
winter resident of Anna Maria Island, died April 7 at
home.
Mr. Milonas was a WWII veteran serving in the
U.S. Navy. He founded and operated the L&M
Amusement and Vending Co. Inc., for 45 years. He
was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathe-
dral, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fraternal Order of
Eagles, Loyal Order of Moose, Greek American Club
and Amusement & Music Operators Association. He
was a winter resident of Anna Maria for 15 years.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine; three sons,
Paul and Christopher, both of Manchester, and Marc
of Auburn, N.H.; two daughters, Patricia of Bedford,
N.H., and Saundra of Manchester; two brothers,
Harry of Turners Falls, Mass., and Ernest of
Manchester; a sister, Katherine Papas of Manchester;
four grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Services took place in St. George Greek Ortho-
dox Cathedral, Manchester. Burial was in Pine Grove
Cemetery, Manchester.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ameri-
can Cancer Society, care of Helen Hujar, Volunteer
Chairperson, 157 Moore St. Manchester, N.H. 03102.


The Island Poet
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So the farmer called in the volunteers to save his place from harm.
And the volunteers came down the hill, right into the fire's center,
And everyone cheered them on 'cause it was a very brave way to enter,
They sprayed water from their truck and worked like men possessed,
And were all exhausted but they put that fire to rest.
Then the farmer gave them money and said, "You boys have what it takes!"
But the captain said there will be no celebration till they'd fix those doggone brakes.
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Bingo will be played at the Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center on Thursday, April 17, beginning at 7 p.m.
Refreshments will be available and play is smoke
free.
The center is located at 23rd Street and Avenue C,
Bradenton Beach, behind Pirate Pete's Gift Shop.

Density impact to be
discussed at civic meeting
The Holmes Beach Civic Association meets on
Saturday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the Island Branch
Library in Holmes Beach.
Jerry West, director of planning for the city of
Bradenton and a Holmes Beach resident, will discuss
how a planner views impacts of density changes to a
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Dan Andrews will show participants how to use a
real-life, market-driven approach to selling the prod-
ucts and services and how to link customer service to
marketing strategies.
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to meet Monday
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will
meet for luncheon at noon on Monday, April 21, at
the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
Alan Garner will speak about the Florida Yard
Program, which he directs.
All Democrats are welcome and are encouraged
to bring a friend.
Call Gale Carter at 778-1389 for information and
cost.
Artists Guild to celebrate
National Poetry Month,
Celebrate National Poetry Month with coffee and
poetry among the art at the Artists Guild Gallery,
Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m.
Bring a poem and a friend to the gallery, 5414
Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center.
Call 778-7216 for more information.

Virginia youth band to give
concert at public beach
The William Byrd High School Band from Vinton,
Va., will perform a free concert at the Manatee County
Public Beach on Friday, April 18, beginning at 11 a.m.
Call John Rudacille, band director at King Middle
School, at 741-3183 or 778-9642 for more information.

Chair exercises at Center
through May
Chair exercise class continues through May at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City.
The class is open to everyone and meets Wednes-
day mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. at a cost of $3 per per-
son.
Call 778-6172 or the Center at 778-1908 for addi-
tional information.

Island Chamber welcomes
T all to social
The April Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce social will be held on Wednesday, April 23,
beginning at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
First National Bank of Manatee will host the event
at 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Refreshments will be served at this networking
program.


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Drive away cancer at 1997
Summer Scramble
Help the American Cancer Society drive away can-
cer on Friday, April 25, at the 1997 Summer Scramble
Golf Tournament.
The tournament will get underway at 1 p.m. with
a shotgun start at The Oaks in Osprey. For a $100 per
person entry fee, foursomes will enjoy one of
Sarasota's finest golfing facilities, cart fees, green fees,
range balls and a dinner and awards banquet to be held
at the Oaks Clubhouse.
For information, call the Society at 386-5858.

MCC offers open classes
Manatee Community College Open Campus pro-
gram in Bradenton will offer classes to public.
The classes are:
"Security Officer Training Class D," Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, April 18, 19 and 20.
"HIV/AIDS Education" Saturday, April 19.
"Career Planning Workshop" Saturday, April
19.
"Entrepreneurship 1: Start/Build Your Own Busi-
ness," Saturday, April 19.
For class times, information or to register, call
MCC's Open Campus at 755-1511, ext. 4203.


Art demonstration
Helen DeForge dilligently demonstrated painting on
porcelain at the Holmes Beach artist cooperative,
Island Gallery West, last weekend. The gallery is
open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., displaying work for sale by DeForge and many
other area artists, at 5348 Gulf Drive. Islander
Photo: Bonner Presswood

'Phantom of the Arts'
festival this weekend
The Manatee County Cultural Alliance will present
the fourth annual "Phantom of the Arts" on Saturday
and Sunday, April 19 and 20, on Old Main Street in
historic downtown Bradenton. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Activities include fine art and craft sales, two stages


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Seventh-grade Island
student to study at Duke
Amanda Parsels, a seventh-grade student and
resident of Anna Maria City, will pack her suitcases
and head for Durham, N.C., this summer to study at
Duke University.
Parsels was recently notified that her Scholastic
Achievement Test scores, 610 on the verbal section
and 540 (1150) composite) on the mathematics sec-
tion of the test, placed her in the top two percent na-
tionally of all seventh-grade students who took the"
SAT Test. Her scores qualified her for summer study
in the Talent Identification Program at Duke Univer-
sity.
In May, Parsels will receive a Certificate of
Merit from Governor Lawton Chiles in a special
award ceremony in Tallahassee.
Parsels credits her performance to her study at
Anna Maria Elementary School and at Bradenton
Academy, her love of reading, and her diverse travel
experiences while accompanying her family to the
Virgin Islands, and to North Vietnam, specifically to
Hanoi and the border of Laos.
While at Duke University, Parsels will study ei-
ther Primate Biology or Forensic Science.
Parsels is the daughter of John Parsels and Dr.
Patricia O'Grady Parsels.


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Geyer to wed Stroup
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Geyer of Holmes Beach an-
nounce the engagement of their daughter, Polli Ann
Geyer of Bradenton, to Erick Samuel Stroup of
Bradenton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Stroup of
Bradenton.
The couple will wed May 24 at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church.
Miss Geyer is a 1989 graduate of Manatee High
School. She is employed as a bridal consultant for
Brides Showcase.
The bridegroom-elect is a 1987 graduate of Mana-
tee High School. He is employed as a deputy for the
Manatee County Sheriff s Office.

Bradenton Beach son weds
Michael Robert Stumpf and Jeanne Louise Byers
were united in marriage at the home of his parents in
Bradenton Beach on March 29.
Island Pastor Dan Kilts officiated at the ceremony
held outside near
the Intracoastal
Waterway.
Parents of
T -the bride are
Herbert and Bar-
bara Gibson of
Three Rivers,
Mich. The
groom's parents
it are Robert and
'i," Dolores Stumpf
of Bradenton
Beach and Three
Mr. & Mrs. Stumpf Rivers, Mich.
Best man
was father of the groom, Bob Stumpf. Amanda Byers,
daughter of the bride, was maid of honor.
The bride is employed by Three Rivers schools
and the groom is employed at Armstrong Machine
Works.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Bradenton
Beach and Orlando. They will reside in Three Rivers,
Mich.


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Sarkis and Uliano wed
Gina Marie Sarkis and Peter Uliano, both of
Holmes Beach, were married Feb. 8 at the Holiday Inn
Riverfront Courtyard. Leland Albritton officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick
McCauley of Bradenton. The bridegroom is the son of
retired Col. and Mrs. Gary Uliano of Orlando.
Maid of honor was Susan Sarkis, sister of the bride,
of Bradenton. Bridesmaid was Marcia Uliano, sister of
the bridegroom, of Bradenton. Flower girl was Sarah
McCauley, niece of the bride, of Tampa.
Best man was Michael McCauley, brother of the
bride, of Tampa. Groomsman was Robert Bennett of
Holmes Beach.
A reception at Holiday Inn Riverfront Rio Vista
Room followed the ceremony. The couple honey-
mooned in the Abaco Islands. They live in Holmes
Beach.

Tandy scholarship awarded
to Island student
Brett Pettigrew, of Holmes Beach and a graduating
senior from Manatee High School, has been awarded
a $1,000 scholarship from the Tandy Technology
Scholars program.
Pettigrew is in the top two percent of graduating
seniors who are academically eligible to receive certifi-
cates recognizing their academic achievements in
math, science and computer science academics.
Tandy Corp. and Radio Shack give $350,000 in
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One hundred teachers receive $2,500 each and 100
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Clubs
The Manatee County Audubon Society will
hold a potluck diner at Emmanuel United Method-
ist Church, 5115 44th Ave. W., Bradenton, on
Thursday, April 17. Crafts, arts, and slide shows will


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Wedding surrounds children
Jim Bertrand and Pam Manali exchange wedding vows
on April 9 at School for Constructive Play in Anna
Maria City. Chantal Wolffe officiated and the couple's
children, Chloe Bertrand, Lori Manali and Christina
Manali, witnessed the proceedings with more than 100
students, parents and friends. All enjoyed a smorgas-
bord meal after highlighting the union with a barrage
of bubbles to surround the happy couple. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Rosemary Carter
be presented by members and officers will be in-
stalled.

Events
Columbia Blake Medical Center Chapter, 6670
Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton, will offer a free 'seminar,
"Shaping Up For Summer For a Lovelier You," on
Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. Dr. Enrique
Fernandez, a certified plastic surgeon; Pat Miller-Gar-
ner, registered dietitian; and Tiffany Marszalek, exer-
cise specialist, will conduct the program. For reserva-
tions, call 1-800-265-8624.
Bromeliad lovers from across the state will be
coming to Sarasota's Selby Garden Saturday and Sun-
day, April 19 and 20, for the 17th annual Bromeliad
Show and Sale on the grounds of the gardens at the
comer of South Palm Avenue and U.S. 41. Show hours
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on Sunday. Plants will be for sale. Information: 366-
5731, ext. 10.


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Holy cow!
Veteran Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Carey
would say, "Holy cow sports fans!" Bart Simpson
would say, "Cowabunga!"
We say, unbelievable! $62,675.30. You can take it
to the moon, er, bank.
Yessiree Bob. Trudy Moon exceeded her own
great expectations at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center Auction, "An Affaire to Remember," Sat-
urday night last.
Last year's event brought in a little shy of
$50,000 and Moon and her committee set their goal
at the 50 mark.
But when the tally was complete, the figures were
higher than anyone associated with the event hoped for.
And what fantastic results they had.
The "ballroom" at St. Bernard Catholic Church
was decorated "to the nines."
The cuisine was top notch. The salad and hors
d'oeuvres were donated by the Chiles restaurant group
and coordinated by Sandbar manager/auction committee
member Gary Wooton. The dinner was generous and
immensely delicious, catered to perfection by Harry
Christensen and his crew from Continental Kitchens.
Dinner rolls, pastries, flavored coffee varieties and
espresso were all donated, with thanks to II Panificio,
St. Armands Bakery, Pastry Art, Southern Foods, Craft
Food Service, Alliante Food Service, Paradise Bagels,
Richard Daniels and Paradise Coffee Company.
The celebration began at the entrance with cham-
pagne, donated by Island Package Liquors, served in
elegant fluted glasses.
The silent auction was spread from one end of
the room to the other and across the stage.. Items
ranged from memorabillia donated by baseball leg-


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end Birdie Tebbetts, earning a hearty $350 top bid,
to an antique oak table, with a similar winning bid.
A crystal bowl, clock radio, jewelry, original art, a
garbage disposal ... the list of items was as lengthy
as the bids were generous.
The tables were elegantly set for dinner and be-
decked with huge colored balloons that floated sky-
ward. The room twinkled with miniature lights and
sparkled with the effervescence of 400 delighted patrons.
Following dinner, auctioneer Bobby Smith took
center stage and gaveled the path to success for the
night.
I can't say we weren't excited with the bid for the
Islander Sunset Trolley Ride. We pooled resources
with driver Mike Kelly and Trolley Systems of
America to offer a package that included a two-hour
tour from Anna Maria to St. Armands Circle and Lido
Key. The newspaper tossed in a case of champagne and
the promise to photograph the party for posterity -
and publish it in The Islander Bystander.


.i Up, up and away
The 13th annual Anna Maria
Island Community Center
benefit auction was held
Saturday, April 12. The 4,000
decorative balloons and the
bidding reached skyward for
the benefit of youth and family
programs at the Center. The
-:. . event raised a record-setting
$62,675.30. Islander Photo:
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We were ecstatic when the bidding skyrocketed to
$1,600. The lucky winner? Holmes Beach City Com-
missioner Carol Whitmore.
A day of fishing "like the rich and famous" for a
party of six aboard Mike Carter's "Rocky Bluff," a 45-
foot Hatteras, captained by native Anna Marian Joe
Webb, went for $1,000.
The much-sought-after 22-foot sailboat went for
$2,000.
Remember, all the items up for bid were donated.
All the money goes toward the support of programs at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The organizing committee, the staff of the Center
and everyone who attended the auction can now raise
one arm, bend it behind their ear and pat themselves on
the back.
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And that we can attain a goal of $75,000 in 1998.

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predictions and conclusions. Each student's bunny had to be made of recyclable materials, had to look like
bunny when completed, and a thumb-sized chute had to be included to allow a chocolate egg to fit through.
Though it wasn't one of the rules, all of the bunnies were cute.
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playwright; Emma Willard, who
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Golf scores in at
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports provided.

Bradenton Beach
April 3, theft, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K. The vic-
tim removed his traveler's checks from a folder and set it
aside while paying. Several juveniles approached the
counter and left. The victim discovered his folder, which
contained his passport, was missing.
April 3, DUI, careless driving, open container, 3000
block of Gulf Drive. The officer was doing a traffic stop
when a vehicle accelerated and nearly struck the patrol
vehicle. He radioed the Holmes Beach officer to stop the
vehicle, driven by Kenneth P. Ostrowski, 24, of Holmes
Beach. The officer administered field performance tests
and placed Ostrowski in custody.
April 3, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
Seventh Street North. The victim reported a person un-
known entered the vehicle and removed an ashtray con-
taining $20 in change, a credit card, a knife and a Carmin
GPS valued at $298.53.
April 4, burglary to an automobile, 1000 block of
Gulf Drive North. The victim reported a person unknown
removed a cellular phone valued at $400.
April 4, burglary to an automobile, Coquina Beach.
The victim reported a person unknown removed a wallet
and purse containing ID, credit cards, an annual pass to
Busch Gardens and $196 in cash.
April 5, domestic battery, 1600 block of Gulf Drive
North. According to the report, the suspect smashed out
the front window, entered the residence and battered the
victim. The victim said the suspect pulled the phone out
of the wall while she was attempting to call 911. The of-
ficer noted the victim had an injunction against the suspect
and he was placed in custody.
The next day, the victim reported the suspect called
her and asked how she was doing. The officer verified the
injunction, then sent a Bradenton police officer to place the
suspect in custody.
April 10, aggravated battery, 1100 block of Gulf
Drive. The suspect reported the victim tried to throw him
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minor cuts to his face. The victim reported that when the
suspect refused to leave the residence, he tried to push the
suspect out and the suspect hit him with a bottle. A wit-
ness concurred with the victim, and the suspect was placed
in custody.

Holmes Beach
April 4, domestic battery, possession of mari-
juana, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry Dock Inn. The com-
plainant reported she and the subject got into an argu-
ment over car keys and he struck her in the back with
a clenched fist, knocking her to the ground. She said
she ran into the bar and was chased by the subject be-
fore a patron grabbed him. The subject said they got
into an argument and he when he threw the keys into
the woods, the complaint hit him in the face with her
fist. Both were placed in custody. During a search, the
officer found a pipe and a bag of marijuana in the
subject's pocket.
April 4, theft, 200 block of Haverkos Court. Two
victims reported they met two subjects a bar and went to
the victims' apartment for a drink. After the subjects left,
the victims discovered that $400, all in $20 bills, was
missing from a bowl. The victims said they followed the
subjects, who rammed their vehicle three times. When
they got to Manatee Avenue, their vehicle began malfunc-
tioning due to damage from being rammed and they came
to the police department to make a report.
Later a Bradenton Beach officer found the female
subject, who had been battered by the male subject and left
on the east side of the Cortez Bridge. The victims identi-
fied the female subject. They also identified the male sub-
ject from his ID that the female subject was carrying. The
officer searched the female subject but found no $20 bills.
She was released due to lack of evidence.
April 4, burglary to an automobile, 3000 block of
Gulf Drive. The victim reported a person unknown re-
moved a data file book.
April 4, burglary, 700 block of Key Royale Drive.
The victim reported a person unknown removed fishing
rods and reels valued at $370 from a garage.
April 4, domestic battery, 5600 block of Carissa. The
victim reported the suspect battered her and left the resi-
dence. A capias was issued for the suspect.
April 4, burglary, 3805 Gulf Drive, Umbrella Beach


Resort. The victim reported a person unknown removed
a television set valued at $690 from an apartment.
April 5, DUI, 3900 block of East Bay Drive. The
officer observed Robert Graham, 28, of Sarasota, travel-
ing from Gulf Drive to Manatee Avenue. He drove left of
center eight times, almost striking vehicles head-on twice,
and swerved back to the right and off the roadway twice,
said the report. The officer stopped Graham on East Bay
Drive, administered field performance tests and placed
him in custody.
April 6, warrant, 5500 block of Holmes Boulevard.
The officer stopped a vehicle to investigate a moped in the
back seat. A check showed the driver, Michael Brown, 25,
of Bradenton, had warrants for two counts of criminal
mischief, violation of parole for possession of cocaine and
marijuana and fleeing with an attempt to elude. Brown
was placed in custody.
April 6, burglary to an automobile, 200 block of 77th
Street. The victim reported a person unknown broke the
rear passenger window, removed 40 CDs valued at $250
and attempted to remove a CD player, damaging it and the
dashboard.
April 7, suspicious, 7200 block of Marina Drive.
The officer responded in reference to a possible domes-
tic dispute and found the subject had been yelling at the
television when "Ellen" announced she would come out
of the closet.
April 10, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, 700 block of Manatee Avenue. The officer
observed the vehicle traveling in the wrong lane for three
blocks, stopped the vehicle and conducted performance
evaluations on the driver, Jack Stanley, 24, of Bradenton.
He observed a pipe with residue on the seat and placed
Stanley in custody. He searched Stanley and found a bag
of marijuana and rolling papers.
April 10, suspicious, 2200 block of 84th Street.
The officers were checking on a possible injured per-
son and heard the subject moaning. They knocked and
yelled into the residence but got no response. The
moaning continued, and they stepped through an open
sliding-glass door to check on the welfare of the sub-
ject, who was lying on the floor. He said he had been
drinking but was okay. He then became abusive to the
officers, demanding to know if they had a warrant, said
the report. He followed the officers to their vehicle and
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Answers to puzzle of bitter fruit


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Hats off to Mote Marine Laboratory and aquacul-
ture director Steven Serfling for the successful release
of thousands of young snook last week. They've bro-
ken new ground.
The nine-month-old snook, all between four and 10
inches long, were released at Bishop's Harbor in Tampa
Bay, the Braden River and throughout Sarasota Bay.
Watch for the marking, a bright pink dot between its right
eye and the edge of its gill cover, and contact Mote biolo-
gists at 388-4441 if you catch one. If it's legal sized and
in season, well, keep it and eat it, pink dot and all, I guess.
But make the call.

Bitter fruit answers
From the days of Adam and Eve to our own youths
of eating green apples, many wild fruits have been a
genuine puzzle. If their job is to be eaten and have their
seeds scattered about, why do so many fruits taste bad
at the least and are poisonous at the worst?
In the case of many wild fruits such as berries,
they're even bitter when ripe.
This interest in bitter fruit started last fall when I
noticed birds eating the black berries off some attrac-
tive low plants in my back yard. So naturally I tried the
berries, and boy, were they ever bitter! Later, a friend
dropped by, took one look at the plants and announced,
"Dummy, you're eating black nightshade. They're
poisonous, you know."
So how come the birds eat them?
Well, it turns out there are some interesting answers.
Ecologist Dr. Doug Levey at the University of Florida
seems to have broken new ground on this subject. Levey
and Dr. Martin Cipollini of Berry College in Mount Berry,
Ga., have begun to unravel the mystery of why some fruits
are toxic at least to some creatures.
Believe it or not, at least one reason is to keep the
fruit from rotting. After working with the black night-
shade plant just mentioned and the almost equally com-
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pel fruit-rotting fungi.
How's that for a head-shaker? Bitter fruit means
longer ripeness.
That may also help explain why so much produce
at the supermarket, bred over generations to eliminate
.any traces of bitterness, often rots far sooner than does
its wild counterpart. Nightshade was used in research
because of its many commercially important family
members such as tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant.
Scientists have known for a long time that unrip-
ened fruit, whose seeds aren't fully developed, tastes
sour or worse so animals won't eat it before it's ready
to reproduce. By the way, those bad tasting and, to
varying degrees, poisonous toxins are called
glycoalkaloids, or alkaloids for short.
If you've every eaten tangy, fried green tomatoes,
you've tasted a small dose of alkaloids.
On top of everything else, plants seems to use their
toxins to choose what eats them. For example, many
wild members of the nightshade family are poisonous
to humans which digest the seeds, but are freely eaten
by birds which remain healthy, defecating them whole.
Hot peppers are another example. Outside of a few
of us humans who seek out the hot sensation and taste
produced by the chemical capsaicin, which gives pep-
pers their kick, only birds are used as seed distributors.
All other mammals avoid hot peppers.
So why is this important? Scientists say if they can
isolate these alkaloids and other chemicals plants use


By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
March 31, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's opera-
tor received a written warning for improper spacing
on the vessel's hull registration numbers and for not
having the boat registration on board.
March 31, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 22-foot power boat over-
due from the Manatee River. A Coast Guard vessel
responded. The boat returned to port safely.


as protection other than the fact it's very interesting
- maybe some day we won't have to irradiate, wax or
refrigerate fruits to keep them fresh.
Who knows, maybe some of those "bred to bland-
ness" fruits, such as the peaches that seem to have no
taste at all anymore, might someday even begin to have
real flavor again.

Eat the white part
Scientists from a dozen countries attended the third
annual International Ocean Pollution Symposium in Ft.
Pierce last week and they had some interesting advice
for us lay folks.
For example, don't eat the tomalley (the green stuff
in a lobsters body) if that creature was trapped between
Montauk Point, N.Y., and Cape May, N.J. Now there's
the excuse I've always needed when the locals are go-
ing "Yum, yum."
The lobsters claws and tails are just fine, but the
pancreas stores pollutants we shouldn't be eating.
Some other warnings issued include being careful
of oysters harvested in Mexico or mussels from Hong
Kong. Well, that's no problem for most of us.
One of the strangest warnings was about fish raised
in Taiwan that have wavy bones. It's not clear why that's
dangerous to humans, and maybe it's not. After all, the
fish aren't radioactive or anything, but they do all grow up
in the discharge waters of a nuclear power plant.
I wonder if they glow, too.
See you next week.


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contacted all bridges, marinas and waterfront restau-
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April 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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Angling action remains strong off Island


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Good to excellent catches of most species remain
in effect for local anglers this week. Backwater fishing
for trout, snook and redfish remains very good. Off-
shore, kingfish continue their run, with some of the best
action coming from around the artificial reefs just off
the Island. Farther out, look for good-sized grouper and
mangrove snapper.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching redfish and snook at night as
well as pompano, a few mackerel and a nice-sized co-
bia Sunday morning.
Ken at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching some nice-sized shark, pompano,
jacks, mackerel and a few sheepshead.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 60 head of Key West grunts and
triggerfish. The six-hour trips averaged 185 head of
sand perch, black sea bass and Key West grunts. The
nine-hour trips averaged 45 head of mangrove snapper,
black grouper, yellow tails and lane snapper.
Capt. Zach on the Dee Jay II says snook and reds
have improved this week with the better tides. Kings,
cobia and bonita are testing angler's tackle in the Gulf,
while trout, bluefish and flounder action is still good in
the bays and passes.
Capt. Dave Pinkham with the Legend said he is
still limiting-out on kingfish every trip as well as fill-
ing the chests with grouper and snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross reports limit catches of snook
on almost every charter, with some linesiders reaching
the 35-inch range.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's still getting some
good-sized kings as well as snook, trout and redfish.
On my boat Magic we've been catching lots and
lots of reds, with some trips seeing as many as 30 hook-
ups. We've also gotten into some 35-inch snook and a
few 25-inch trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been targeting snook
with good results limit catches most trips.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said kingfish are
thick off the artificial reefs in the Gulf, especially the
one and three mile reefs. Backwater angling is fair to
excellent for snook, and he's still hearing reports of
some really big trout.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's also catching his limit
of kings, some really nice sized. Backwater fishing
features snook.


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All wrapped up with reds
Wesley Williams, 14, of Fremont, Calif., took a break from visiting his grandparents in Bradenton Beach to
get in a little fishing and ended up with more than a little fish. A 30-minute fight brought this monster 40-
pound, 42-inch redfish up to Capt. Mitch Cockrell's boat in Terra Ceia Bay. Wesley released the lunker after
the picture was taken. As Wesley's grandfather, Charles Schroder, put it, "He went back to Fremont a happy
boy!" The fish was caught on 10-pound-test line.


Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he's
finding grouper fishing to be excellent right now, with
some coming aboard at better than 20 pounds as well
as some nice-sized mangrove snapper.
Capt. Thom Smith said he's finding lots of snook


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in Terra Ceia Bay as well as some nice-sized reds.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, anglers are still
catching Spanish mackerel, a few kings, an occasional
legal cobia, bluefish, mangrove snapper and sheepshead.
Good luck and good fishing.


Anna Maria Island Tides

Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Apr 16 10:16 1.4 2:38 0.1 8:32 1.7 2:24 1.1
Apr 17 10:34 1.5 3:24 0.2 9:40 1.7 3:30 0.9
Apr 18 10:56 1.6 4:03 0.2 10:35 1.7 4:18 0.7
Apr19 11:16 1.7 4:35 0.3 11:24 1.6 4:56 0.5
Apr 20 11:33 1.8 5:00 0.5 5:32 0.3
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Island Baseball

The week
that was...
-,... I ,By Kevin P. Cassidy


T p takes Haley's
in game of week
The Tip of the Island rode a six-run first inning
and solid pitching from Peter Dowling and Taylor
Manning to defeat Haley's Motel by a score of 10-
5 Tuesday night, April 8, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. Dowling gave up seven hits,
three walks and struck out three to secure the win for
the Tip.
Manning Went four for four and Jeremy LeGrand
went three for four and scored two runs. Joey
Mousseau went two for four with two RBIs and hit
a towering home run over the three-tier left field
fence to pace the Tip's offense. Haley's was led by
Tyler Krauss, who reached base three times with a
triple and two walks.
Haley's ace pitcher Chad Alger got off to a
rocky start, walking lead-off batter Evan Smith, giv-
ing up a single to LeGrand and an RBI single to left
by Mousseau that scored Smith from second on a
close play at the plate. LeGrand alertly scored from
third when Mousseau took off for second on the play
at home to make the score 2-0.
A walk to Michael Pocino was followed by an
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sent Pocino to third. Pocino then scored easily on a
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would make the correct defensive play and force out
their lead runner.
Tip added to their lead in the second when Smith
reached base on a double and advanced to third on
a single by LeGrand, which put runners on the cor-
ners. With Mousseau at the plate, LeGrand broke for
second in an attempt to draw the throw from the
catcher. Haley's catcher, Brandon Roberts, instead
threw the ball to the mound where Alger whirled and
threw to second but LeGrand was safe and Smith
beat the throw to the plate.
LeGrand moved from second to home on con-
secutive ground outs by Mousseau and Pocino to
make the score 8-0 after two innings.
After a scoreless top of the third, Haley's loaded
the bases as Roberts and Alger reached base on er-
rors and Aaron Lowman singled. Hunter Green then
stepped up to the plate and promptly delivered a
two-run single and drew the throw as he advanced to
second, which allowed Lowman to also score and
cut the deficit to 8-3 after three.
Tip added a run in the fourth on a lead-off home
run by Mousseau that was still rising as it left the
ball park, but Haley's plated two runs of their own
when Krauss hit a triple and scored on an RBI single
by Roberts.
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brought the score to 10-5, Taylor Manning came in
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out four of the eight batters he faced to get the save.

... and in other news
In other major league action at the Center,
Kiwanis scored a 12-10 come-from-behind victory
over Anna Maria Fire District on Monday by scor-
ing four runs in the fourth inning and five runs in the
fifth. Kiwanis secured the win on the strength of
three for four performances at the plate by Ryan
Allis, John Cicero and Ben Miller, who had four
RBIs. Ryan Mijares had a double, a triple and three
RBIs while Chase Parker went four for five with a
double and two RBIs to pace AMFD's efforts.
Wednesday's game saw AMFD rebounding
from their narrow defeat on Monday by scoring a
clinical 6-1 victory over Jim Boast Dodge behind
Steve Yencho's complete-game, four-hit pitching
effort. Tom Bucci went three for three at the plate to
support Yencho's efforts.
On Thursday, Tip of the Island rode Joey
Mousseau's pitching and hitting to beat Kiwanis by
a score of 7-2. Mousseau had a home run and four
RBIs while pitching a complete-game two-hitter to
get the win to improve his record to 5-0. Ben Miller
combined with Ryan Allis to hold Tip to two hits,
keeping Kiwanis in the game until Mousseau's blast
over the left-field fence sealed the game.
The last game of the week saw Haley's beating
Jim Boast Dodge 6-2 behind the combined two hit
pitching efforts of Hunter Green, Aaron Lowman,
Dusty Andricks and Bobby Cooper. David Michael
provided the offense with three RBIs and a home run
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All games played at Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Weekday games begin immediately after minor play about 7 p.m./Saturday games at 9 a.m.


End of First Half
Monday April 21
Tuesday April 22
Minor League
All games played at the Center.
Wednesday April 16
Thursday April 17
Friday April 18
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Monday April 21
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Tip of the Island vs. Kiwanis

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Major League box scores
as of April 12
Standings Home runs
Tip of the Island B-1 Mosseau 4
Haley's Motel 6-4 Allis 1
Kiwanis 4-5 Cagnlna 1
Jim Boast Dodge 3-5 David Michael 1
AMFD 1-7 Chad Richardson 1
Ryan Quigley 1


Batting average
Michael Pocino, Tip
Johnny Cicero, Kiwanis
Joey Mousseau, Tip
Ryan Allis, Kiwanis
Jeremy Legrand, Tip
Michael Cagnina, JBD
Jeremy LeGrand, Tip
Hunter Green, Haley's
Ben Miller, Kiwanis
Bobby Cooper, Haley's
Tyler Krausse, Haley's
Chad Alger, Haley's
Doubles
Cooper
Miller
Mousseau
Pocino
Green
Alger
Ryan Mijares
Triples
Cagnina
Everett Southwick
Eight tied with


Scott Venser
RBIs
Mousseau
Cooper
Miller
Pocino
Allis
Green
Games won
Mousseau, Tip
Allis, Kiwanis
Cooper, Haleys
Pete Dowling, Tip
Mario Torres, JBD
Aaron Lowman, Haleys
Alger
Strikeouts
Mousseau
Alger
Allis
Cooper
Steven Yencho


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GE SELF-CLEANING stove, almond, 27", drop-in. GE
dishwasher. Both $150 OBO. Call 778-1670 after 4.
ONE YEAR OLD shed, 12 x 12. Call 778-5505.
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.
APPLE STYLEWRITER II inkjet printer. Black and
white, 360 DPI. $100. 779-1344.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. 4 piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and
love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin
$129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and
mat $199; daybed (white with brass finials) includ-
ing 2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 746-4355.
VERY GOOD CONDITION wrought iron glass-
top table with 3 white chairs. Coffee table, white
Formica, 17h x 2w x 4 d. (941) 778-1444.
WARDROBE 60" TALL x 30" wide, wood grain.
Great for winter storage or extra closet. $60 OBO.
Remington electric typewriter (just like IBM Selectric
III), $60 OBO. 778-0322.
GAS WATER HEATER for sale. Rheem 62 gallons.
$80 and you move it please. Call 778-7978.


LOST GREEN-STONE EARRINGS round. Manatee
Public Beach, Apr. 10, behind pancake cage. Senti-
mental value, reward. Kelly, 778-6325 or 778-0444.


JULIE MeCLURE

Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations

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




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










OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY, APRIL 20 1 to 4 PM
810 S. BAY BLVD., ANNA MARIA
BAYFRONT BEAUTY!
This cozy and inviting, beautifully landscaped 3BR/
2BA home is tucked away on a perfectly fabulous
beachfront lot offering privacy plus and spectacular
views of Tampa Bay, Egmont Key, and the Sun-
shine Skyway. Amenities include easy maintenance
vinyl siding, convenient circular driveway, brick
fireplace expansive sundeck, free use of nearby
boat dockage, and 116 ft. of secluded, sandy beach!
Priced at only $469, 000. What a steal!


HELPING LOCAL Florida Veterans. Seeking donations
of re-saleable fumiture, appliances or office equipment.
Free pickup and tax receipt. Proceeds benefit needy,
local Vets. Call Bob or Cathi at 753-6340.
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander By-
stander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of in-
formation everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.


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


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
ISLAND TIME CHARTERS full or half day cruises.
Sunbathe, fish, see dolphins or learn to sail. Located
at Seafood Shack. (941) 741-0263.

WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
778-2255.


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







S Live west of Gulf
Drive in this
spacious 3BR home.
G Earn income from
2BR/2BA apartment.
Call Sandy Greiner/
Barb Turner.
DUPLEXES: 213 65th Street. Walk to beach, 100 x 100
lot. Great shape. $169,900 furnished. 204 55th Street.
Walk to beach, quiet location, lovely yard. $149,900.
Yvonne Higgins.
A KEY ROYALE GEM! Spacious 2BR/2BA plus den. Large
kitchen, Florida room. New carpet. Easy access to bay and
Gulf. It's a beauty! $215,000. Call Karen Schroder.
FABULOUS VIEWS ARE YOURS from this 2BR/2BA
condo. Large lanai. Overlooks lake and clubhouse. Pool,
tennis. $103,500 turnkey-furnished. Call Don Schroder.
CONDO UNDER $100,000 on canal with dock. Ground
level. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
941-778-7777


BOAT DOCK FOR rent at $50 mo. Located at 615
Ivanhoe Lane, Key Royale. Phone (703) 450-2883.
TWO 1995 SEA DOO SP's with stainless steel
trailer. Asking $8,700 or one Sea Doo for $3,500.
Call 753-7779 for more information.
16' O'DAY DAYSAILER with 2 hp Suzuki outboard.
$750 with outboard, $600 without. Phone 778-7320.
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT 8.5' wide. Available May 1.
$25 mo. Phone 778-2903.
1985 SKI NAUTIQUE like new. 17.5 feet, 351
Windsor. New upholstery $10,500. 371-8006.


BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.
GENERAL OFFICE HELP computer knowledge
helpful. Part time, flexible hours. Gulf-Bay Realty,
778-7244.
FLORAL DESIGNER part time needed in Holmes
Beach. Friendly, reliable and flexible to handle in-
creased 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 778-4751.

INFANT DAYCARE needed full time in your Anna
Maria Island home. 778-4768.
WANTED MATURE nanny type. Loving and caring
and lots of fun with references. 3 or more days a
week. 778-0347.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.


A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
PRICE REDUCED BY $10,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car,
3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including caged
pool. Next to but not on a canal. Owner
anxious. $265,000. Now $255,000.


Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


Let 24 Years of Experience and
Full Real Estate Service Help You!






REALTOR
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
PANORAMIC VIEW OF BAY & SUNRISES from this
2BR/2BA direct bayfront condo. Pool, 2-car carport and
many extras. $119,995. Call office.
RARELY AVAILABLE AT GULFFRONT SUN PLAZA
WEST 2BR/2BA, heated pool, elevator, secured lobby,
tennis, covered parking. Priced for sale this season.
Furniture negotiable. $159,000.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT 90 x 141 lot,
seawall, davits, 2 or 3 BR, fireplace, family room,
2-car garage, newly painted exterior and some paint-
ing interior. Over 1,800 sq. ft. Custom-built, original
owner. Call T. Dolly Young.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
GULF FRONT 22 UNIT APT. MOTEL 110' white sandy
beach front plus private beach. Heated pool, newly painted
inside and out. Excellent income. $1,995,000.

5351 Gulf Drive 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807






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WRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER sought for Island
newspaper- The Islander Bystander. Assignment
variety to include people features, arts, theater and
community 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:
islander@ mead.net

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


JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605

MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222..
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.

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

ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.

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

AUTO DETAILING at your home or office at your con-
venience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning, leather
& vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and more.
Protect your investment. Call Damon at 320-5662.
S + B MAINTENANCE SERVICE A/C, heating,
electrical, plumbing, remodeling, painting, screen-
ing, pressure washing. Free estimates, prompt
service. 778-1307 or 778-3038.

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.

"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.
!U


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,
778-6172.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.

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

MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING Honest,
reliable Island residents. Let us clean it up! $12
hour, minimum 2 hours. "Ask about gift certificates
for Mother's Day!" Please beep Linda, 215-5956.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
PYRUVATE BURNS FAT increases endurance to
20% and helps prevent yo-yo weight loss/gain. Call
toll-free (888) 214-6381 eves. for information.
TREAT YOURSELF TO a relaxing, stress-relieving
massage in your home or my office. Certified
Therapist Jeff, 795-8243. Some insurance accepted.
WILL DO PAINTING (inside or out), yard work, trim-
ming, household repairs, cleaning, etc. Honest, de-
pendable, reasonable. Jeff, 795-8243.
CLEANING SERVICES for your home, condo or va-
cation rental. Licensed, bonded and insured. Dolphin
Cleaning and Maintenance, 778-2864.
LOOKING FOR TODDLER 1 1/2 TO 2 1/2 to care for
in my home 5 days a week, part time. Lots of play
time with my 2 year old. Cindy, 778-7105.
WHY BUY NEW? Let me paint your wicker and out-
door furniture to look like new! Big Jim, 778-5587.

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


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


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.


INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.

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.

ELLIOTT'S PRECISION TILE Service. Local Island ^
references, local resident. Flooring specialist. Call
Jim at 778-1319.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
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,
778-5587.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.


FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available weekly at $350 wk.
778-2832.

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

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.
(941) 778-7107.
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. $1,20.0 mo. 4 mo. minimum. Call
(407) 741-3521.

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


.h.Pu enia loia Realtay .


A PERFECT SPOT IN PARADISE
Sportsman's Harbor with
2BR/2BA, deep-water canal,
dock and party deck along *
side caged pool with great
views of Tampa Bay.
$232,500. #DP21348. Call
Donald Pampuch.


CALL FOR YOUR ISLAND HOT
SHEET TO BE SENT TO YOU!
Office 941-778-0766
Home 941-778-3111
Pager 941-252-7777


DONALD PAMPUCH
Realtor'


ANNA MARIA with vaulted ceiling
and open-floor plan. Newer 3BRI/
2BA with extra large garage.
$229,900 #CH 15839.
FLAMINGO CAY 2BR/2BA condo
overlooking waterway and bird
sanctuary. Children and pets are
welcome. $98,900. #CH20671.
MAGNIFICENT GULF OF MEXICO
Enjoy breathtaking view form
almost every room in this
Carol S. Heinze elevated 3BR/2BA home.
REALTOR/CRS $325,000. #CH18980
778-7246
Certified Residential Rnpecialist


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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT/SALES


Connie Volts


Denise Langlois


Available Seasonal Rentals
Call 941-778-2055 for information
SEASONAL
Island Paradise condo, luxurious units with
panoramic views. ........................ $1000 week
ANNUAL
2BR/1BA condo with pool, partially furnished ...
....................................................... $750 m onth


MARTINIQUE CONDOS 2 to choose from with south-
ern view. 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished $139,000.
#19316 and 2BR/2BA seller will entertain offers be-
tween $130,000 $160,000. #57185. Call Carol
Heinze 778-7246.
GREAT LOCATION Well-maintained large 2,000 sq. ft.
ground-level 3BR/2BA plus efficiency apt. on double lot
and only 100 yards to bay beach. Reduced to $229,000.
#15935. Call Karin Stephan eves. 388-1267.
ANNA MARIA Enjoy this 2BA/2BA recently remodeled
home. Screened in porch with spa and private backyard.
Just a short walk to Bean Point Beach. $169,000.
#18482. Call Roni McCuddin Price 778-5585.


Prou corporae.. .......... r ........abu a br c u e an s t!


BAYOU CONDO
Charming 2BR/1BA 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.








ONLY 550' TO BEACH
In mint condition, this "doll house" offers a spacious living
area with centered kitchen, 2BR/2BA, Florida room and
garage. Excellent retirement and/or secoQd home. $185,000.

MA MA 4#
Since
41957
"ARIE" REALT UC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN R EA L TV BROKER
"We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250






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'- Commercial Residential Free Estimates
andy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
11Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
t LEstablished in 1983

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

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


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


FREE MULCH STONE SHELL
EST Custom Transport
778-1497 Mobile 730-2273
HAULING SOD INSTALLATION

NU-Weatherside of Florida
SOFFIT & FASCIA SINCE
1948
WINDOW REPLACEMENT
*PORCH ENCLOSURES
S VINYL SIDING
778-7074
Lic. # CLAC 286523


REMODELING


* ADDITIONS
* RENOVATIONS
* KITCHENS BATHS
* DECKS & MORE


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ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399


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J.R.
Painting
4,Pressi,'e Cleanin;g
Private &
Commercial
Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates
778-2139


XACT


GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE
GREAT GIFTS ANYTIME!

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

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CUTE COTTAGE ON BAY fully furnished. Available
Apr. 1. $600 mo., $250 wk. Quiet area, neat and
clean. (941) 794-5980.
4BR/3BA HOME pool, canal, boat dock. Very nice
home with view of Skyway. $1,650 mo. 778-9252.
CHARMING REMODELED old Florida cottage in
Anna Maria. 2BR/1BA, large tropical garden, non-
smoking. 309 Pine Ave. $750 mo. Gulf-Bay Realty
778-7244.
ELEGANT 2BR/2BA unit, steps to beach. Large
deck, tropical landscaping. Come and see. $800 mo.
Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
UNFURNISHED 1 BR/1BA direct bayfront, one block to
Gulf. Boat dock, deck, upstairs. Private, quiet. Also fur-
nished efficiency on private estate poolside. 749-0216.
3BR/2BA BEACH HOUSE 2-car garage with your
own private beach. Best view on Island. $1,900 mo.
778-9252.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Gulffront rental avail-
able Apr., 1998. Non-smoking unit, 2BR/2BA. (813)
949-3713.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 2BR/1BA beach
condo. Available Apr. 16 through Dec. Three month
minimum. $1,000 mo. 795-0436.
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/1 BA furnished,
washer/dryer, carport. Also one room efficiency, fur-
nished. 1st, last, security. Wk./mo. 778-5057.
SHARE COMFORTABLE ANNA MARIA HOME
ON NORTH END, one half block to beach/pier, washer/
dryer, central air, private bath. $375 mo. 778-2934.
CONDO 3BR/2BA overlooking bayou, fully furnished.
Westbay Moorings Ill. Telephone 779-2136.
JUNE THROUGH DEC. 2BR/2BA, turnkey duplex.
Quiet neighborhood, close to beach. $700 mo. or
$450 wk. 778-0510.
APRIL 1998 2BR/2BA, spacious, bright and clean in
quiet area close to beach. Amenities. $1,900 mo.
778-0510.
BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED TOWNHOUSE condo
in small complex with pool, close to beach. Jun.
through Dec. Monthly or $550 wk. 778-0510.


ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA apartments in
Anna Maria City. Close to beach, updated furnish-
ings, dishwasher, open courtyard. Great location!
$650 mo. No pets. Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941)
778-1450 for further information.
NICE 2BR/2BA DUPLEX apartment. Walk to beach,
shopping. $615 mo. plus last, $350 security includes
water and garbage. 778-1259 after 4 or 778-0405.
HOLMES BEACH vacation rental. 1BR apartment,
100 yards from Gulf. $300 wk/$800 mo. 778-0103.
WANTED PROFESSIONAL single or couple to
rent Gulfview apartment, laundry facility, 2BR, open
and roomy, private patio in back, large front lawn,
furnished, nicely landscaped. $750 mo. plus electric.
778-6050.
3BR/2BA FURNISHED HOUSE fenced yard with pool,,
2 lanais, fireplace, like new. Apr. 20 on, wk. or mo. etc.
Also 2BR/2BA condo, furnished for rent. Sunbow Bay.
2 pools, tennis, courtyard. 792-1554 eves.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 1 & 2BR, nicely
furnished, close to beach and shopping. View of
Gulf. Weekly or monthly. 778-4368.
1BR/1BA AVAILABLE NOV. 1 to May 1, 1998. Near
Rod & Reel Pier, Anna Maria. 778-2153.
STEPS FROM BEACH Beautiful 2BR/1BA chateau
is pet-friendly and has an enchanting yard. $800 mo
annual, $1,000 mo. summer. 778-5150.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA central heat/air, no hook-
ups, year lease. $475 mo. No pets. 778-2109 after
12 noon only please.
2BR LARGE GULFFRONT home. Available weekly
or monthly. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate,
Inc. (941) 778-9611.
ANNUAL RENTAL CHARMING 2BR/1BA home,
close to beach, unfurnished. $750 mo. plus utilities.
1st, last, security. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.
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.


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HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment, steps to
beach and shopping. $650 mo. annual. 795-7805.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA for rent. Close to north Holmes
Beach. No smoking, no pets. Call 778-3506.
LARGE PENTHOUSE APARTMENT overlooking
City Pier, Sunshine Skyway. Good swimming, fish-
ing. $1,200 mo., $450 wk. Call (941) 778-9188.
SUMMER SPECIAL FURNISHED room with private
bath. $40 night/$155 wk/$500 mo. Call 778-9188.
MOBILE HOME Paradise Bay. 55 year, furnished.
Gas and electric. Available from Apr. 15, weekly or
monthly. 794-1174.
GULFVIEW ANNUAL unfurnished. Charming remod-
eled old Florida duplex at 2213 Gulf Drive. $700 mo.,
$700 security. 792-3226.
ANNUAL RENTAL in San Remo Condos. 1BR/1BA,
second-floor unit. Convenient to beaches and
Bradenton. $500 mo. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNUAL RENTAL in Gulffront complex. 1BR/1BA,
partially furnished. Walking distance to shopping.
$650 mo. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT near the Beach House. Avail-
able furnished or unfurnished. $450 mo. 778-2864.
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.
TWO BLOCKS FROM GULF 3BR/2.5BA
townhouse overlooking swimming pool, 2-car ga-
rage, 2 porches. $2,500 mo. Available Dec., 1997
- Jan., 1998. (941) 778-2241.
ANNUAL RENTAL canalfront 2BR/2BA, enclosed
porch, family room with hookups. Call Smith Realtors,
778-0770.


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2BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room, living
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
ceramic tile, French doors. 507 71st Street, Holmes
Beach. $162,000. Shown by appointment only.
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NH LAKE HOME to trade. Lake Winnipesaukee
year-round residence in Alton Bay, NH with boat
house and docking, breathtaking views of lake and
mountains, 2,800 sq. ft. of living space, spa and
extra large 2-car garage. Trade for waterfront home
with pool or condo. Call (603) 875-3124. Fax (603)
875-7771 or e-mail aricp@aria.win.net.
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
considered. (941) 778-1442.
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.
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 family home, duplexes, 4-unit. Lease option
or owner financing. 795-7805.
WATERFRONT THE POINTE AT CORTEZ
LUXURIOUS 3BR/2BA corner condo in secured build-
ing. Spectacular view from every room. Large rooms,
designer eat-in kitchen, dining room, fireplace, fans,
many built-ins. Oversize 2-car garage with private
elevator to your apartment. Plenty of storage space.
Deepw, ft6r 67' x 25' dock included, with pool, spa and
:tennis. $363,900. Owner 795-2466.

624 FOXWORTH Key Royale. Three large bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths, split-design with southern expo-
sure, living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen. 2,642
sq. ft. under roof with new seawall and boat dock.
$298,500. 778-7837.
NICE DUPLEX BY OWNER 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA,
elevated, enclosed garage, new AC, bayview. 206
Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach. $179,900. 778-2681.
SPOTLESS HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA split-plan
on large, pleasantly landscaped lot. Designer kitchen
opens into bright living/dining area. Oversized ga-
rage and lots of storage. Fresh paint in and out.
$185,000. John Michaels Real Estate, 778-1101.
THE BEST OF ALL worlds! Two miles from beach,
2BR lakefront villa with cathedral ceilings, screened
lanai, double garage. $114,900. Bobbie Banan, Re-
altor. Michael Saunders & Company, 388-4447, af-
ter hours 383-2659.
LARGE CONDO 3BR/2BA, lanai. Bright and sunny
corner unit. Lovely view of wetlands, wildlife. $159,900.
Yvonne Higgins, Remax Gulfstream, 778-7777.
HUBBY IS GOING TO LOVE this house! The 2-car
garage has 8' overhead doors and massive work
area. The living room has plenty of room for a big
screen TV and so does the master bedroom! It's al-
most new and within 300' to the bay to go fishing.
Now this is living! Contact Sandy Greiner/Barb
Turner, ReMax Gulfstream. 778-7777.


TRY THIS ONE ON for size! Elevated home with
glorious sunrise views over the Intracoastal. Top
quality construction and attention to detail. 3BR/2BA.
$235,000. For showing call Sandy Greiner/Barb
Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
CANAL LIVING UNDER $100,000! Ground-level
end unit, 2BR/2BA condo with boat docking. Com-
plex has pool, laundry, tennis. Call Sandy Greiner/
Barb Turner, ReMax Gulfstream, 778-7777.
OPEN HOUSE SUN., Apr. 20, 1 4. Waterfront,
Anna Maria Island, 2BR/2BA, beautifully updated
condo. Soft white decor. Watch your own private
sunsets. Original owners, 778-4402.
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/re-
tail 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.
BLOTS GULFVIEW available, $155,000. Bayview
too at 2503 Avenue B, $79,500. Bayview lot also
zoned duplex. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
ONE OF THE ISLAND'S most unique properties.
Home and separate cottage across from the beach.
$182,500. Reach Richard Freeman, Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
PICK YOUR COLORS! 3BR/2BA at Perico Shores
for only $259,900. Reach Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
ONLY 4 LOTS LEFT at beautiful Perico Shores!
Build your dream home! Reach Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
DARLING 2BR HOUSE with screened porch and
fenced yard. Tile floors and counters, beamed ceil-
ings. You can afford this! $104,00. 2317 Avenue B.
778-8221, pager 723-5504. Zoned duplex.
JUST LISTED Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA. Great
western exposure to sunsets, second-floor,
screened lanai. $127,000. Call Dick Rowse, Smith
Realtors, 778-0777.
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BY CATHY MILLHAUSER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


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overseer, for
short
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9 Diamond, e.g.
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1965
17 Popular
newspaper
column
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visitor
20 -- vincit amor
22 Water color
23 JUST LISTED!
26 Hardly
Herculean
27 Have a yen (for)
28 Jennifer of
"Flashdance"
29 Winkers and
blinkers
31 Instrument for a
merengue
34 Award for Eric
Bogosian
35 Inclined
36 Address
37 OPEN FLOOR
PLAN!
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vehicles
43 French
possessive
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46 Milo of
"Barbarella"
47 Comic Philips


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UPGRADES!
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million?
55 Unfortunate
price to pay
57 Mideast
pooh-bah
58 Blue book filler
59 "-- Tu" (1974
hit)
60 Two caliphs
61 Start to byte
62 Milanese
monsieur
64 Stadium stats
65 NICE
MOLDING!
69 Flat parts
70 They pay for
quarters
72 Pervading tone
73 Bondman
74 120-pound
Australians
75 Actors McKellen
and Holm
78 Art Deco
designer
79 Lincoln's first
Vice President
82 Chinese dynasty
83 COLONIAL
CHARM!
86 That: Sp.
87 Terminator
89 Suffix with cash
90 Cat
91 Holdup
92 FULL
BASEMENT!
98 Rower, e.g.
100 Some earrings


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sweetheart
before Blondie
102 Sweetheart
103 Shot glass?
106 The "tacho" in
tachometer
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story-writer
108 Secular
109 PARKLIKE
SETTING!
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116 Collar
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118 Saint
Catherine's
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receptacles
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phenomenon
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lawsuit
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Jessie
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for short
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counterpart of
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"Casablanca"
surname
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18 Words of
agreement
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title start
24 Reveals, as a
secret
25 Web user's woe
30 Matriculate
31 Sad sort
32 Subject for a
wine
connoisseur
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INCLUDED!
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brand
38 Renowned
"regretter"
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41 Out
44 Drum major's
hat
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Lofgren
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worker
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gradually
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cheese
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org.
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playwright
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lines
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Japanese
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Emperor, 840-55 104 --Bowl
93 Hindu ascetics 105 Use a shuttle
94 Kitchen drawer 106 Skier Chaffee
item 110 Domingo, for
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PREMIER NORTH POINT HOME
4BR/5BA with office, den, family room, formal din-
ing room, vast storage area, two-car garage. Deep-wa-
ter canal, short distance to Tampa Bay. $595,000.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.


ANNA MARIA-WALK TO THE BEACH
Custom-built elevated home with 3BR/2BA.
Vaulted ceilings, great room, spacious kitchen with
island, plenty of room for a pool. $224,900. Call
Mary Ann Schmidt or Helen White.


WATERFRONT HOME DEEP WATER CANAL
Custom built 4BR/3BA home on deep-water canal.
Community pool, tennis courts. Over 3,500 sq. ft. of
living area. Four-car garage with plenty of storage.
$549,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt.


KEY WEST ON TERRA CEIA BAY SAN REMO SHORES
Florida living at its best. Open floor plan, gourmet Elegant 3BR/3BA canal home with heated pool and
kitchen, fireplace, French doors, tiled veranda, sandy spa on sailboat water. Completely redone with so
beach, boat dock and lift, four-plus car garage. many extras. Tile roof, accent lighting. $269,900
$529,900. Call Rose Schnoerr. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden.


RARE WATERFRONT SECURED LIVING ELEGANT TOWNHOME
Impressive view of Sarasota Bay, 160 acres of nature 24-hour manned and gated private island. Master
preserve, two pools, two tennis courts, 3BR, 2,400- suite on second level. New deluxe refrigerator, new
plus sq. ft. make this a wonderful place to live. Un- washer/dryer, new oak floors in dining, living and
usual value. $294,500. Call Bob or Penny Hall. hall. Elevator to all levels. 3BR/2.5BA plus two-car
garage $269,900. Call Rose Schnoerr.


GULF FRONT CONDO
OVER LOOKS COQUINA BEACH
Gulfview from living room and master bedroom.
View of bay from second bedroom. Open decks, un-
der cover parking, close to shopping. $124,500. Call
Evelyn Mitchell.


GREAT FAMILY HOME
Located in Palma Sola Park on the shores of Palma
Sola Bay close to Island beaches, schools and shop-
ping. 3BR!3BA, large eat-in kitchen, family room,
dining room, two porches. 5180,000. Call Bobye
r'hq 7.


BEST VIEW IN CORAL SHORES
BY A DAM SITE
Excellent 3BR/2BA two-car garage on canal with
park like setting. Dock your boat right in front and
enjoy a fantastic water view. 5165,000. Call
Harold Small.


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LOTS OF SPACE
3BR/2BA caged lap pool gigantic lot. A charmer
in west Bradenton. Large rooms. 5110,900. Call
Tony Tiberini.


VILLAGE GREEN DESIRABLE COMMUNITY
Great 4BR/2BA home with family room. Screened
lanai, plus area off master bedroom. New A/C, room
for pool, double garage. Inside utility room, solar hot
water. $109,900 Call Janis Van Steenburgh.


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