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Contractor OK'd, city hail work may start Monday
By Paul Roat
A contractor has been selected and work may
start as early as Monday on renovations to
Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Walrus Construction of Sarasota made the lowest of
four bids to do the work. Commissioners last week ap-
proved the bid of $119,800 as well as an additional
$32,180 for a total renovation package of $151,980. The
additional funds will be used for lighting and office equip-
ment like chairs, tables, bulletin boards and filing cabinets.
According to a contract still to be negotiated by
Building Official Bill Sanders and Emily Anne Smith
with the architectural firm of Eatman & Smith, re-
viewed by City Attorney Alan Prather and OK'd by the
commission, the work will take place seven days a
week in 16-hour days. The reason for the speed is to
you may get
cell tower, too
By Pat Copeland
Save Anna Maria members were surprised to learn
Saturday that GTE's proposed cellular phone tower
will only be able to handle 30 calls at a time.
In addition, the tower will not serve the north end
of the Island and another tower will be needed in Anna
Maria, said Bob Kersteen, GTE's manager of site ac-
quisitions. When asked how many towers will be
needed on the Island, Kefsteen said it depends on the
volume of calls.
GTE applied for a special exception to build the
155-foot tower at Smith Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive.
In April the Holmes Beach Commissioners agreed that
the company met the criteria for a special exception and
drafted a resolution for approval. Tuesday night they
were to vote on the resolution along with GTE's site
plan for the tower.
SAM had invited Kersteen, Holmes Beach Mayor
Bob VanWagoner, resident Joan Perry and Holmes
Beach Commission Chairman Don Maloney to discuss
the proposed tower. The majority of those attending the
meeting said they opposed the tower.
VanWagoner said there are no provisions in the
city's comprehensive plan and land development code
for cellular towers, and GTE's application should be
rejected until the commission can decide if it wants to
amend them. He also maintained that the proposed
tower does not meet the code's special exception cri-
teria and other technologies should be explored.
Kersteen said the tower is consistent with the city's
comprehensive plan and does meet the special excep-.
tion criteria. He said it will improve cellular commu-
nications in emergencies, blend in with its surroundings
and is consistent with the character of the neighbor-
hood. He said it is state-of-the art technology.
Perry agreed with VanWagoner that there are no
provisions in the city's code for a cellular phone tower
and the tower doesn't meet the special exception cri-
teria. She said GTE's data on lightning strikes and
property values is flawed, that if the city allows this
tower others will follow and there are newer and bet-
ter technologies for the service.
Maloney said that after last week's letter to the
commission from Sarasota attorney David Levin, he
asked that a new provision be added to the resolution
to approve the special exception. Levin, who was re-
tained by property owner Alice Grossman, had asked
the commission to deny the special exception.
Maloney's provision states that if there is a legal chal-
lenge of the approval, GTE must pay all costs.
"Mr. Levin will absolutely lose in federal court, "
Kersteen said. "If he sues, we'll most likely counter-sue
and we'll solicit help from AT&T. It would be one law-
suit with two parties, us and the city, named as the de-
fendants. We would defend the lawsuit, so the cost for
have the interior work completed with the accom-
panying relocation of staff by June 30, in time for
the usually extensive city budget workshops.
As a disincentive to delay, Walrus will be charged a
penalty of $200 a day for failure to meet the deadlines.
Work will be done in three phases. The first phase
will have clerks and the building official move into the
commission chambers while their offices are reno-
vated; phase two will be improvements to the commis-
sion chambers; and phase three will be the exterior
renovations and landscaping.
All work is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 31.
Smith plans to move the mayor and city commis-
sion offices into the commission chambers and rear-
range the clerk and building official offices to provide
a more usable work space to accommodate increased
storage needs. The mayor and commissioners will have
Commission chamber renovations will include
changing the dais and adding carpeting as well as
improving the sound system and replacing the wall
Outside, the building facade will undergo a change
with wide verandahs and an altered roof line to con-
form to a classic revival style. Smith also proposed
Walrus Construction has done an extensive amount
of governmental work, including work at Manatee
Community College, Charlotte High School,
Riverview High School plus interior renovations to the
Criminal Justice Center in Sarasota and Manatee
County Parks & Recreation and public utility offices.
ISLAND BELLE WISHES ALL MOTHERS WELL
Nicole Webb, age 6, daughter of Ben and Susan Webb of Holmes Beach, is shown in Southern Belle attire
during a recent Junior Belle event at Cypress Gardens. Sue and Nicole plan to participate together on
Mother's Day 1997 in Cypress Gardens tradition of the Southern Belle, an event which has been ongoing
for more than 50 years. Islander Photo: Courtesy Ben Webb
Palmetto: It's a bug, it's a
palm tree, it's a movie
"Palmetto," the movie, is headed for a shoot on the
Anna Maria City Pier Tuesday, May 13.
That's the good news.
Actor Woody Harrelson is integral to the kidnap-
ping scene that will be filmed in the parking lot and on
the historic pier. Sharing billing in the movie is actress
Elisabeth Shue but she won't be in the pier scenes, ac-
cording to location manager Gus Holzer.
The bad news is that the pier and parking used in
the filming will be closed to the public from approxi-
mately 2 p.m. on Tuesday until 5 a.m. on Wednesday
morning, May 14.
You can watch, but at a distance. According to
"Palmetto" publicist Michael Klastorin, there will be
police lines and film security that must be respected.
all the background work would be borne by GTE."
Kersteen said the Federal Communications Act of
1996 "requires a state or local government to act upon
a request for authorization to place or construct or
modify personal wireless facilities within a reasonable
time. Any decision to deny a request must be in writ-
ing and supported by substantial evidence."
Can GTE make us put this tower up? asked SAM
President Joy Courtney.
"The courts can do that and have done it on several
occasions," Kersteen replied.
Will there be extras in the filming from Anna
Maria? Klastorin said, "We like to include the people
who have helped us."
Will you use pier employees? "My guess would be
yes," he said but he was reluctant to say whether the
movie will be out late this year or in 1998.
Cast and crew of "Palmetto" have been traveling
up and down the coast for the past few weeks, filming
PLEASE SEE MOVIE, NEXT PAGE
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ...................................................... 6
Those W ere the Days .............................. ... 7
Announcements ......................................... 12
Island Poet ................................................. 15
Stir-it-up ..................................................... 17
Cracker's Crumbs ...................................... 18
Streetlife ........................................................ 20
Anna Maria Island tides ............................ 23
Crossword puzzle.......................................... 32
MAY 7, 1997
RI PAGE 2 M MAY 7, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Holmes Beach mayor visits with residents
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner last week
held the first of what he says may become a series of
"Sometimes it's hard for leaders in government to
get across succinctly to the people exactly what's tak-
ing place," he explained. "At our city commission
meetings I have my role, but it's limited. I really don't
have an opportunity to get into a dialogue."
VanWagoner expounded on various issues facing
the city and responded to questions from 20 residents
in attendance including:
The Anna Maria Island Bridge VanWagoner
said he is concerned about the condition of the bridge.
The latest state inspection shows the pilings are sound
By Paul Roat
An agreement has been reached between franchise
holders of the restaurant and tackle shop at the
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier and the city.
Jim and Georgia McKee, franchisees, have agreed
to extend their hours of operation to meet the 7 a.m.-
10 p.m. contract stipulation. City commissioners
agreed to allow them to close the pier on three "fam-
ily holidays" a year: Thanksgiving, Christmas and
City Attorney Alan Prather said his review of the
advertising and contract when the pier franchise last
was bid indicated the commission could modify the
agreement without placing the city in the position to
be challenged in court by other bidders.
The breach in the contract came to light last
month, when Commissioner Connie Drescher pointed
out to commissioners that the pier's tackle shop and
restaurant were closed on Easter. She said when she
questioned the McKees, they said they closed the op-
eration on family holidays Easter, Thanksgiving
Further review of the contract revealed that the
operating hours called for by city-franchise agreement
of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. were not being met. The pier res-
taurant and tackle shop are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
McKee said he had discussed the hours of operat-
ing and closure on the three holidays with former com-
missioner and city pier liaison John Kaufmann.
The McKees signed the franchise agreement with
the city Jan. 1, 1996. The three-year contract, with two
one-year extensions possible, calls for them to provide
the city with monthly payments of $1,000 or 12 per-
cent of gross receipts, whichever is greater, based on
revenue from the bait and tackle shop plus the restau-
rant. They also may keep 20 cents of each 50-cent fish-
ing fee collected at the pier.
Revenue to the city for a nine-month period in
1995, with a different payment schedule, resulted in
city revenue of $8,348. For 1996, the city revenue
jumped to $30,072. For January and February of 1997,
pier revenue to the city totaled $10,615.
Movie comes to
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the comedy-mystery film. They're expected to continue
shooting in the area including in Bradenton through the
first week of June.
In downtown Sarasota, the crew took over a popu-
lar nightclub, the Gator Club, for three days of filming.
The downtown denizens of Sarasota were apparently
charmed by the filming and Harrelson more than
1,000 people crowded the streets during one lunchtime
In the past the residents of Anna Maria have op-
In 1994 the city put film guidelines into ordinance
form, creating a filming permit so as to give the city
but the draw mechanism and the bridge tender's shack
need work. The pavement, railings, sidewalk and curbs
The bridge was built in the 1950s and was sup-
posed to have a life span of 50 years, he said. It was
slated to be rehabilitated every 25 years, but that was
"The Florida Department of Transportation is still
hoping to replace it with a high-span bridge, so they're
letting it go rather than 'waste' taxpayers' money," he
said. "They may allow it to deteriorate so much that
they can no longer justify reconditioning it. I think
He said the city commission and the city of
Bradenton should pass resolutions on the issue.
Hurricanes The Island mayors will sponsor a
Holmes Beach Building Official Joe Duennes
said that he couldn't agree more with a letter from
resident Arthur S. Bussey.
Bussey wrote the mayor and members of the
city commission about repaving in the city, particu-
larly Gulf Drive from Manatee Avenue north and
Marina and Palm Drives from the traffic light at the
bank north to the city line.
"The portion from Manatee Avenue to the First
Union National Bank is the most heavily traveled
road in the city and is showing signs of distress,"
Bussey wrote. "Other than the curve near Eckerd
notice and control of those types of operations within
In the recent years, several companies ranging
from producers of TV commercials to theatrical fea-
tures have expressed an interest in filming in Anna
Maria. Although some residents found the prospects
exciting, others were not thrilled, believing their pri-
vacy would be invaded in the short run and hordes of
unwanted curiosity seekers would be drawn here in the
long run if the city were named in the credits. The city
responded by drawing up guidelines for film makers.
Those rules made it pretty clear what the city
hurricane forum at 7 p.m. on June 18 at a location to be
announced. City officials who attended various hurri-
cane conferences this spring will share information.
Key Royale Bridge The DOT has developed
a new design that will reduce the cost of the bridge's
replacement to between $500,000 and $700,000. The
state's bridge inspection team will meet with city of-
ficials and public works employees in the next two
weeks to determine if any emergency work is needed.
Beautification Efforts to beautify the entrance
to the city were stalled by DOT regulations. The city's
plan is now nearing the approval stage.
Other topics included the proposed cellular phone
tower, the city hall complex, rental restrictions, dredg-
ing Key Royale pass, road resurfacing, bike paths,
stormwater runoff and crosswalks.
They just keep
Hendry workers continue
to conduct the mainte-
nance dredging of
Longboat Pass. Sand has
been flowing onto
Longboat Key for the
past few weeks, with the
plan calling for the work
to switch to Bradenton
Beach shortly. The
season's last cold fronts
did hamper the work,
though, and the expected
completion date of May
15 has been delayed 30
days. Once the work is
done at Longboat Pass,
the dredge will move to
New Pass and clear out
that channel. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat
Drugs and widening to provide a right turn lane at
the bank, there has been no resurfacing, only spot
Duennes said the road from the curve at the
public beach north to Harbor Drive is slated for re-
paving in this year's budget.
"We can't do the section from Marina Drive at
the bank north to Clark Drive until we repair the
sewer pipe along that strip of road," Duennes ex-
plained. "However, that's not in the budget this
year. I hope to have it in the 1997-98 budget, but it
has to be approved by the commission."
wanted or more specifically, what it didn't want.
The guidelines include the posting of a bond to
cover any clean-up expense, permits, no aircraft or
helicopter landings, no filming of products such as to-
bacco, alcohol or drugs, no nude films and a require-
ment for filmmakers to handle crowd control.
The proposed ordinance does not prohibit film
makers from giving screen credit to the city.
According to Holzer, his film team met with Mayor
Chuck Shumard and city commissioners on Monday
evening, May 5, for approval of their proposed film
project on the city pier.
Holmes Beach repaving projects
Island letter carriers to collect food
for local food bank Saturday
Hunger is everywhere and the U.S. Postal Service
letter carriers serving Anna Maria Island will join their
peers nationwide to try and do something about it.
Letter carriers are asking Island residents to leave
non-perishable food by their mailboxes for pick up
with their mail delivery on Saturday, May 10. Plastic
bags in which to deposit the food will be delivered to
all residences and businesses receiving at-door deliv-
ery service on Friday, May 9.
In addition, Letter Carriers Food Drive containers
to receive donations will be located at the Anna Maria
City, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach post offices
on the same day.
Island donations will restock the shelves of our
local Meals on Wheels whose shelves are nearly empty
because donations used during the Thanksgiving and
Christmas holiday periods have become exhausted, ac-
cording to Bob Willis, Bradenton Beach postmaster.
Forty-five million pounds of donations were col-
lected by letter carriers nationwide during the 1996
Letter Carriers Food Drive through the support of the
National Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal
Service and the AFL-CIO.
Last year, letter carriers from the Bradenton Beach
Post Office collected 3,500 cans of food and are hop-
ing to do more than that this year, said Willis.
Although the food drive means more effort for all
letter carriers on May 10, carriers who have partici-
pated in past drives say that the satisfaction gained
from knowing that their volunteer assistance is helping
to feed those in need in their own communities makes
it more than worthwhile.
Carl and Molly Hubbard are retiring from
Longboat Key government after 15 years' ser-
vice. The only man-wife team in the town's ad-
ministration, they have been respectively direc-
tor of administrative services and director of
management information services.
The town signed them up after they did a con-
sulting project on data processing in 1982. Town
Manager Griff Roberts praised both for their con-
tributions to the key, adding that nepotism policies
now in force would prohibit a married couple on
the town staff in the future.
The Hubbards retired May 1.
They were honored at a farewell party at
Bayfront Park hosted by the town commission,
staff and employees.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U MAY 7, 1997 U PAGE 3 II]
CPR classes offered
by fire district
The Anna Maria Fire District will offer classes in
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) the second and
fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6 to 10 p.m.
Participants will received their CPR certification fol-
lowing one four-hour session.
Classes will be held at Station 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Call the administrative office at
778-6621 for further information.
Anna Maria City
5/13, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
5/14, 7 p.m., Occupational License
5/12, 6 p.m., Citizens' Advisory Task Force
5/15, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
5/14, 1 p.m., Police Retirement Board
5/15, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
5/12, 2 p.m. (Please note special time),
Island Transportation Planning Organization,
Anna Maria City Hall.
* 5/12, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission
public hearing to adopt the fire assessment
rate schedule followed by commission
meeting, Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
* 5/14, 10 a.m., Citizens' Advisory Commit-
tee to the Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
* 5/14, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
5/14, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center Board of Directors, 407
Magnolia, Anna Maria.
Air & Energy
Receives National Award
Air & Energy, local authorized Trane heating and cooling dealer,
received national recognition for outstanding performance during
1996. Air & Energy received the award at Trane's Annual Dealer
Meeting which was held recently at Selby Gardens in Sarasota.
Kevin Carlile, Trane's West Florida General Manager, stated that
"this distinguished dealer award is given only to the top 10 percent
of Trane dealers nationally. Air & Energy is known for quality work-
manship, superior customer service and contributing to the local
community. This national award is one that Air & Energy will look
at with pride for many years to come."
The Awards Ceremony was attended by more than 225 people.
The event included an annual business review, reception, dinner
and awards ceremony.
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m[ PAGE 4 0 MAY 7, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Key Royale residents question remodeling project
By Pat Copeland
The remodeling of a house at 603 Key Royale
Drive has Key Royale residents up in arms, Holmes
Beach Commission Chairman Don Maloney, a Key
Royale resident himself, said last week.
"How do you tear down everything but a garage
and still manage to follow the 50-percent rule?"
Maloney was referring to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency's rule that a homeowner may
improve an existing structure as long as he doesn't
exceed 50 percent of the structure's value.
In some communities once an owner reaches the 50
percent ceiling, he can no longer make improvements
to the structure. In other communities, the 50 percent
is calculated over a five year period.
The home is owned and is being remodeled by
Frank Gentiluomo as his family residence.
According to Building Official Joe Duennes, the re-
moval of walls and a roof are the result of the hazardous
condition of the structure. With a letter from an engineer
stating there are deficiencies in the building that render it
substandard, the problems can be corrected and are not
considered part of the 50 percent allowance.
"The structure was eaten up by termites and rats
and was a health and safety hazard," Duennes said. "If
the roof must be removed, then all the systems it sup-
ports such as the air conditioning ducts, the electric
wiring, ceiling and the insulation can be removed. All
this can be done without touching the 50 percent."
Duennes said he spoke with Leroy Thompson of
the Florida Department of Community Affairs. Thomp-
son is the planning manager for the division of emer-
gency management and works closely with FEMA and
interpretations of FEMA policy from the state's point
of view, Duennes said.
"Thompson based his guideline for cost exemp-
tions against the 50 percent rule on any labor and ma-
50 percent rule being met?
Neighbors of this home on Key Royale Drive have questioned how the remodeling project meets Federal
Emergency Management Agency requirements that the cost of improvements to a house must be no more than
50 percent of its value unless the owner wishes to meet height and other mandates. Building officials said the
work was allowed. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
trial costs that must be done directly or indirectly to
bring health, safety or welfare issues into compliance,"
Duennes also consulted with building officials Phil
Charnock of Anna Maria and Bill Sanders of
Bradenton Beach. He noted that Sanders said the other
involved components in my example were, in his opin-
ion, "cost exempt" and that Charnock "concurs with
However Building Official Albert Wood of Pal-
metto said that "without specific damage to each com-
ponent, he would be hesitant to make costs of those
Duennes agreed that because both actions the cor-
rection of substandard conditions and the remodeling -
are occurring simultaneously "the perception is terrible."
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MAY 7, 1997 0 PAGE 5 I[
Budget review shows Anna Maria spending on target
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard said the first six
months of the fiscal year were good ones for the city.
A six-month budget review held Thursday, April
24, shows the city spent $455,550.20 since Oct. 1,
1996, leaving a balance of $513,753.80.
"We're in good shape, I think," Shumard said to-
ward the end of the review.
Commissioner Robert McElheny said the review is
a tool to determine if the city is spending effectively
and how to do it better in the future.
"I think part of running the city requires you to
look at the budget every day," McElheny said. "And
this review gives us a chance to see if we're in line or
out of line. Did we correctly budget for this year so we
can correctly budget for next year? I think we're in
Except in the event of a hurricane, something that
could cost the city an unknown number of dollars to
move public records and city equipment and provide
cleanup and fix roads.
Tropical Storm Josephine flooded the Island in
October and cost the city $13,508.29 in cleanup and
"[A hurricane] is a whole different issue than the
budget. Those things we're going to have to do regard-
less of the cost. If we have a hurricane those things
EMS award winner
Island resident Gary Dingler has been awarded the VFW's Service Award for Firefighter/EMS person of the
year for Manatee County. Dingier is a paramedic for Manatee County. He was also awarded Paramedic of
,the Year for the area from Ruskin to Port Charlotte. The award ceremony was held in North Port.
have to be done," McElheny said. "You can't budget
for a disaster."
McElheny said the city should be concerned about
a proposed 15 percent increase requested by Manatee
County Sheriff Charlie Wells. The city spends one-
third of its annual budget to contract for county depu-
ties to patrol its streets.
In 1996-97 the city will spend $315,565 on police
protection. A 15 percent increase would add more than
$47,000 to next year's police bill.
"We should look at this police budget coming up
and pick it apart and make sure we're getting all we're
supposed to be getting," McElheny said. "Accurate
reports, people on the road, policemen on the road. Are
we getting our money's worth?"
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said the budget review
is a matter of doing arithmetic and seeing how much is
needed, how much has been spent and how much the
city is likely to spend.
In addition, commissioners decided to buy a time
clock so they can keep a detailed account of payroll and
The city currently operates under an honor system
when it asks employees to fill out time cards.
May Festival at
Palma Sola Park
A "May Festival" allowing the public to view the
area's newest park is scheduled for Saturday from 10
a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palma Sola Botanical Park.
The park, at 9800 17th Ave. N.W. in Bradenton,
began as an effort to retain a 10-acre tract as open
greenspace. First phase of transforming the former
county nursery into a botanical garden began last year.
The May Festival will feature sale of unusual
plants such as butterfly garden kits. The free event will
also have live music, refreshments and activities for
adults and children. There will also be a Garden Mar-
ketplace with nature-related merchandise for sale -
garden books and artwork.
Information, call 794-5840 or 792-9657.
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Ij PAGE 6 K MAY 7, 1997 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
The race is on I
That would be the race by volunteers of Anna
Maria Turtle Watch to find, mark and save turtle nests
laid on Island beaches before they are destroyed by
romping beachgoers and wildlife scavengers.
If you suspect you've discovered a nest, call
AMTW at 778-5638.
Next comes the struggle to hatch baby turtles and
see that they can make their way from nest to Gulf
Fewer buildings and a lot less artificial lighting on
the beach 20 to 30 years ago made the assistance of
man less necessary.
Lights are the villains. Residents and visitors on the
beachfront can be the heros. Studies have proven that
nesting mother turtles and her hatchlings follow the
sparkle of light on the water from nature the moon and
stars on their trek. It almost always occurs at night.
Man-made illumination from homes, porch lights,
street lights and security lights are the demise of many
hatchlings a fatal false distraction.
Come on now. TURN OUT YOUR LIGHTS from
sunset to sunrise this summer.
'That's what sends me going'
You may have heard the old saying, "that's what
keeps me going." But every day keeps us going. It's
looking forward to what can be done that sends us go-
ing, a new phrase heard on TV recently.
Like recycling. We first proposed curbside recycling
for Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach in November 1996.
We're halfway there, with commission approval in Anna
Maria on Earth Day, April 22. Call it poetic justice.
It might be a bigger challenge in Bradenton Beach,
mostly because no citizen or commission member really
picked up the gauntlet there. They have their own garbage
service in Bradenton Beach and quite often the residents
have expressed pride in that measure of independence.
One meeting with an expert on the subject might
change their minds. For starters, they'd learn about vol-
ume. What Bradenton Beach collects in tons of garbage
now would be reduced by the quantity of recyclables col-
lected. Recycling means less in the garbage every week.
What does less garbage mean in Bradenton Beach?
Less work collecting garbage. Fewer hours. Lower
tipping fees at the landfill. Reduced stress on the city's
garbage truck. A realization of reduced landfill volume,
required by the state.
If approved, residents .should see lower monthly
garbage collection bills from the city and inherit a small
monthly fee from a recycle agency.
Since nearly all the rest of the world is recycling,
and doing their part to save the environment, we have
to think Bradenton Beach will get the message, here or
there, along the way.
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SLICK By bgan
My bike helmet saved my life,
Thanks to all of the firemen and women who
helped me Thursday afternoon when I got hit by a car
(or I hit the car) while on my bicycle on Gulf Drive.
I'd like to apologize to Mr. Frank Dimmert for
scaring him half to death. More than anything, I would
like to thank the Holmes Beach Police Department for
my helmet. It saved my life. I am very fortunate to be
here writing this letter to each and every person who
saved my life!
I am very lucky that the man "I hit" slowed down
when he saw me in his rearview mirror. I would like to
give a special thanks to officer Andy Glenn for his
quick thinking and for bringing my mommy to the
scene. I would like to give another special thanks to
Bruce for taking my bike, fixing it and bringing it to my
house where it will be sitting for a few weeks while I
walk to and from school.
My mommy says that God has special plans for me.
I want to close with a special note.
Bike helmets do save lives!
A.J. Hendricks, Holmes Beach, fifth-grade
Where, oh where?
In the City of Anna Maria, dedicated law enforce-
ment officers have decided that bike riding, skateboard-
ing, roller blading and horseshoe pitching are criminal
activities and perpetrators should be fingerprinted,
threatened, fined or harassed.
I personally know three young men, two age 12
and one 15 year old, who have been fingerprinted. I
assure you they are fine young men, good students and
citizens, and not strangers on our streets.
The horseshoe tournament host is a dedicated young
teacher and Anna Maria Island Community Center volun-
teer who, incidentally, grew up on this Island.
In Holmes Beach, Mayor VonNewcomer is hear-
ing anonymous voices again and an Island institution,
the Privateers, is gone. Do you suppose these anony-
mous voices are criminals with cellular phones?
In Anna Maria, along North Bay Boulevard, we
have a two-way stop atop the Humpback Bridge (hon-
est), severe sign pollution at Bayfront Park and new
home owners destroying vegetation at Bean Point.
In Holmes Beach we have a repressive and largely
unwanted new noise ordinance to back-up idiotic out-
door dining laws.
In Anna Maria, we have an autocratic new build-
ing inspector who most recently precipitated a ridicu-
lous situation at the Anna Maria Island Community
In recent years, it seems that the majority of our
elected officers in both cities have been recent retirees
who just moved here and say they want to preserve the
Island "the way it was." The way it was when?
Things to ponder:
Anna Maria and Holmes Beach both have elec-
tions coming up in 1998 who runs when?
It is time for the City of Anna Maria to say thank
you and good-bye to the sheriff department deputies,
none of whom ever seem to live here, and contract
Anna Maria's police protection from the City of
Holmes Beach, whose officers do live here. Do you
imagine Holmes Beach Police Officer Chuck Steams
would fingerprint local children?
Combine Anna Maria and Holmes Beach build-
ing departments under Holmes Beach Public Works
Director Joe Duennes. Joe has done a fine, almost con-
troversy-free job in Holmes Beach and I believe the
Federal Emergency Management Agency laws are the
same in both cities.
Finally, in Holmes Beach:
Congratulations on the two ball fields and the
basketball court. Please find a solution for the soccer
field, as we need that badly also.
Welcome back Pat Geyer. You've been missed
and needed and also, thank you, Carol Whitmore for an
Island perspective during trying times.
Where, oh where, are Ernie and Mary when we
Lou Fiorentino, Holmes Beach
For more of
see page 8
.THOSE WERE-TH AYS
Part 14, The Roaring Twenties
by June Alder
1141 the hearts
0 and minds
S...-: 'of kids in
An odd thing happened to me as I
was writing last week's column about
early radio. I felt a tingling sensation in
my throat, a tightness behind my eyes, a
tremor in the pit of my stomach. Sud-
denly I was up in space being whisked
back to another place, another time.
I was in Chicago, a little girl in a
little house on Waller Avenue. One day
my Dad brought home a wooden box
with a curvy top. He put it in the
livingroom, in a place of honor like an
It was beautiful, made of different
colors of polished wood. There were
knobs on the front and above them a
blank screen covered with a fretwork of
curlicues. Daddy fiddled with the knobs
and out of this screen issued wondrous
sounds. First a welter of pings and
crackles. Then voices from afar and
music from unseen violins and flutes
This was my introduction to a meet-
ing place with some of my best friends.
I would skip home after school and,
hitching up my stool, press my face
against that screen not only to hear, but
There was Skippy, an adventurous
lad who wore a checkered suit and a flat
cap to match. He was always in some
kind of scrape but came out OK. (I bad-
gered my folks into taking me to the cir-
cus at Chicago Stadium to see Skippy as
advertised, but he turned out to be only
a monkey tricked out in Skippy's
Little Orphan Annie, that "cute little
she" with saucer eyes, had no trouble
defeating the "bad guys" with the help
of Daddy Warbucks and Punjab. She
sent me a Decoder Pin, so I could deci-
pher her secret messages. They always
turned out to be about Ovaltine.
Jack Armstrong, the All American
Boy, and sidekicks Billy and Betty
("Have you tried Wheaties, the best
breakfast food in the land?"), were al-
most too goody-goody for me, but I
adored Buck Rogers of the 25th Century
who scooted among towering skyscrap-
ers powered by two tubes on his back. I
got so carried away with excitement I
couldn't sleep at night, and Mother
eventually forbade me to watch him.
Saturday morning was time for
Let's Pretend when kids my age acted
out tales from Mother Goose and the
Brothers Grimm ("Cream of Wheat, it's
so good to eat, you should have some
every day"). I was entranced by the
those tales and by The Singing Lady,
who sang and looked like an angel.
When I was allowed to listen to radio
programs after supper, I thrilled to the ad-
ventures of Mr. Keene, Tracer of Lost
persons and fell in love with Don
Ameche on First Nighter. At slumber
parties I shivered with my girlfriends to
the voice of The Shadow, ("Only the
Shadow knows," intoned Orson Welles),
and the slow creak of the door admitting
us to the Inner Sanctum.
Sunday night was time for Rudy
Vallee ("My Time Is Your Time"), Eddie
Cantor ("Ida, Sweet As Apple'Cider"),
Bob Hope ("Thanks for the Memory")
and Fred Allen. In the '40s Major Bowe's
Amateur Hour was fun to listen to (a boy
friend of mine won a cash prize for play-
ing "The Carnival of Venice" on his cor-
net). Your Hit Parade presented the
week's 10 most popular tunes played in
backwards order ending with No. 1 (like
today's Letterman Top 10). My favorite
band was Glenn Miller, my favorite
singer Frank Sinatra, though he didn't
make me swoon (nor anyone else I
Daddy and I were Cubs fans (I was
an ardent rooter when softball teams
played almost every summer evening
in the schoolground across the street).
Pat Flanagan's broadcasts were almost
as vivid as actually seeing the Cubs
play. Later on, my high school pal and
I would skip school on Ladies' Day and
take the streetcar down Belmont Av-
enue to Wrigley Field to get in free.
Those were the days of "Jolly Cholly"
Grimm, Gabby Harnett, Billy Herman
and Stan Hack.
Then the older boys marched off to
war and we were left with Walter
Winchell, Gabriel Heatter, Kate Smith
("God Bless America"), the Andrews
Sisters ("Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy")
and Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians.
OK stuff-but not the golden magic of
the '30s and early '40s.
These days I find most TV boring
or downright annoying. Calling Mr.
Keene. Can you find out what hap-
pened to the ever-effervescent Skippy
in his checkered outfit? And while
you're at it, what became of that other
little kid on Waller Avenue?
Next: Take me out
to the ball game
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Barney Fife alive, well
in Anna Maria
I recently returned home after my 18th winter
season on your lovely Island. Even though I am not a
permanent resident or property owner on the Island,
over the years I have made many friends who are and
have also come to know the area and local issues quite
Permit me to voice my opinion, for what it's
worth as an outsider, on the most recent controversy
regarding Anna Maria's public works director.
May I first say that I am very concerned about
trends in this country to restrict freedom of speech in
the name of political correctness. It is still a free coun-
try where citizens have the right to express their be-
liefs in the editorial and opinion sections of the news-
paper. Thank you Islander Bystander for offering this
forum in the face of criticism from those who seek to
eliminate positions they don't agree with.
I applaud the Barlows' courage in saying publicly
what so many say only in private out of fear of retri-
bution by an over-zealous building inspector. The is-
sue of Phil Charnock's bankruptcy is a cause for con-
cern. If anyone thinks that a personal bankruptcy and
the manipulation of bankruptcy laws to keep one's
boat by claiming it as a residence are not indicators of
one's management skills and character, then I suggest
they ask one of that individual's unpaid creditors.
Ask also the hard-working residents and contrac-
tors who do pay their bills how it feels to pay maxi-
mum fines and for unneeded surveys assessed by a
person who doesn't pay his bills or property taxes.
I offer the following analogy as to this building
official's job performance: The situation reminds of
the old Andy of Mayberry show.
Barney Fife had a superficial knowledge of rules
and regulations but lacked good judgment and people
skills in the enforcement of them. Fortunately for
Mayberry's citizens, Sheriff Andy was able to inter-
cede with reason and wisdom as Barney struggled to.
get his one bullet out of his pocket and into his gun.
Sure, Barney was within his rights to stop a driver
doing 36 mph in a 35 mph zone but is that the best use
of his resources and the actual intent of the law?
Unfortunately for citizens of Anna Maria, they
have no Andy. This building official should realize
that the current mayor, who blindly supports all his
decisions, may someday be replaced by an open-
minded one who gives credence to citizen concerns.
It's time for Barney to move on and give Anna
Maria's residents a break from week after week of
frustration and controversy over ill-advised decisions,
lack of common sense and poor attitude.
Donald Callahan, Avon, N.J.
Anna Maria not fighting
for citizens' rights
This letter was addressed to Anna Maria City
Mayor Chuck Shumard and Commissioners Doug
Wolfe and Robert McElheny:
The reason I have addressed this letter to Mayor
Chuck Shumard and City Commissioners Doug Wolfe
and Robert McElheny is that you are the three who voted
to restrict pre-firm homes to two habitable floors.
Your pretense for doing so was to keep Anna
Maria from turning into a community of apartments.
You are constantly blaming the Federal Emergency
Management Agency for your own inadequacies; this
is Luther Sasser all over again.
Every time FEMA has come down there to talk to
us, the agency has made it very clear that it sets guide-
lines and regulations; it is the city's responsibility to
implement such and the City can show discretion in
Take the requirement for a permit to paint your bath-
room; the City could simply say this is absurd FEMA and
we will not enforce this. If FEMA threatened the City,
I'll bet the residents would stand behind their Commis-
sion and tell FEMA to hike it back to D.C.
Your suggestion, Commissioner McElheny, that
Steve Gift apply for a variance for a third level loft
was totally inappropriate. To obtain a variance Gift
would have to show a hardship; the only hardship Gift
could show is having to deal with a City Commission
more interested in kowtowing to FEMA than fighting
for the rights of its residents.
Honest people, the majority of our residents,
will obey your new ordinance thereby losing yet
another right. Dishonest people will not be af-
fected by your new ordinance; they will do what they
want to do and could care less what you have in your
ordinance. If you want to discourage the dishonest
people, try enforcing the laws you already have; e.g.,
single family residences only. Don't keep passing
ordinances that do nothing more than take away the
rights of honest people.
All this reminds me of a line from a Janis Joplin
song, "Freedom is just another word for nothing left to
Dale Woodland, Anna Maria City
Disappointed in Holmes Beach
This is an open letter directed to Smith Realtors
and our Holmes Beach City Commission regarding the
cellular tower that is contemplated by special exception
on Smith Realtors' property.
I am to say, at the very least, disappointed! I fought
against having it put in my neighborhood, therefore I
won't sit back and watch it be put in others.
We have a business on the Island and cellular com-
munication is a very large part of it. We spend approxi-
mately $750 per month for our service. Yes, I do feel
we need better cellular communication The question is
not in whether or not we need it, the question is where
will this tower be placed and what will it took like and
do we need a "tower" at all.
If we look at it from a logical standpoint, no resi-
dent in their right mind wants to look out their back
door and see this obtrusive monstrosity that has been
presented to us time and time again. In every location
sought by GTE, not one artist rendering shows a cel-
lular tower that we would want to look at.
The artist rendering of the tower and additions to
Smith Realtors' office looks like it should be in an in-
dustrial park. This is a highly visible location on Ma-
rina Drive. To grant a special exception based on that
rendering is simply not acceptable. The council mem-
bers need to do their homework before they start issu-
ing special exception after special exception therefore
destroying the beauty of our Island.
Let us put three commission members in charge of
finding a solution to this problem. Many Island com-
munities such as ours have been approached by the
cellular industry asking for permission to construct
towers. Their council members took it upon themselves
to stand behind their citizens and demand towers to be
unobtrusive and to blend in with their communities...
For example: 1) No tower at all and place the an-
tenna on a high rise ... We have a high rise! 2) Con-
struct the tower to look like, a lighthouse ... At Coquina
Beach? 3) Have the tower disguised and place it in an
area that won't be visible. 4) And there's the option of
just saying no. Seek areas on the mainland ... possibly
on Perico Island? The light house idea might look great
GTE has selected the center of Holmes Beach be-
cause of its central location therefore offering the "best'
communication with as little interference as possible.
I feel anywhere closer than where it is now would be
an improvement and maybe we don't absolutely need
"the best." Maybe we could live with just a little bit less
in order to keep the beauty of our Island.
I am willing to bet that as much as we would like
better cellular communication, GTE wants it more.
They can sell more service if the phones actually work!
Let us sit back and let them come up with a plan and
location that we can all live with.
Shame on you Smith Realtors ... you shouldn't
bite the hands that feed you. You are obviously upset-
ting many Island residents. Shame on the commission
members ... You should have thought of this in the first
Judy Titsworth, Sunrise Lane, Holmes Beach
of great review
Please excuse my belated "Thank you." I received
my copy of the April 2 issue of The Islander Bystander
just as I was leaving to catch a flight to New York.
I thought of passing Jim Hanson's article around
the plane, but that would surely have led to a huge out-
cry for autographed copies of my book and I had none
with me. Oh, well ...
Of course, I'm prejudiced, but I thought it a great
piece, both in content and unique, vivid writing style.
I hope your description of the book, "Mistress of Her
Heart," attracts new readers.
Helen Maragakes, Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
A Holmes Beach property owner was fined re-
cently after clearing four lots and leaving them in sub-
Dick Rosedale cleared four lots at 2905 Gulf Drive
early this year, removing vegetation including exotic spe-
cies, Building Inspector Bill Saunders told the code en-
forcement board. But, potholes remain, collecting water
where mosquitoes breed. Saunders said Rosedale sent the
city a letter saying he plans to fill and grade the lot.
"The thing I would disagree with in this letter is
that Rosedale says the fill will remain in piles until
enough material is delivered to justify the additional
cost of leveling," Saunders said. "That could be a
couple of loads of dirt a week or a month for years, and
it would not alleviate the problem."
Board member Art Ballman asked how many loads
it would need and Saunders said "about 100."
"Rosedale didn't take dirt off his property," City
Attorney Patricia Petruff said. "His only obligation is
to bring back enough fill to level the potholes. I don't
think he has an obligation to fill the property to a level
to correct an on going drainage problem in that part of
A Holmes Beach woman's hopes to add onto her
home were squelched by a recent decision of the board
Barbara Shaw Douglas of 106 31st St. wanted to
expand a second story over an existing first story. How-
ever, the board ruled that the project couldn't meet the
criteria for the expansion of a non-conformity.
Building inspector Bill Saunders explained that the
building is non-conforming in several areas:
The permitted land coverage is 30 percent of the
total square footage of the lot. The present coverage of
Shaw's lot is 34 percent.
One portion of the building has a garage with liv-
ing quarters above. The living quarters has setbacks of
10.4 feet and 10.2 feet. This is not a second floor but
an elevated first floor and setbacks should be 20 and 15
feet, said Saunders.
If a second story is added to the one-story portion
of the building, it will be considered a two-story build-
ing and all setbacks will increase five feet.
An existing stairway, which is permitted to en-
croach three feet into a yard, encroaches more than 12
The first floor is below the required base flood
Shaw's attorney, Stephen Thompson, argued that
the project will not increase the non-conformity.
"My client is seeking a building permit to add ap-
proximately 1,000 square feet," he said. "I would argue
that it has a second story and she's adding onto that.
The proposal does not increase the coverage of the lot."
Thompson introduced seven letters of support from
One sticking point was whether the portion over
the garage is an elevated first floor, as Saunders main-
Saunders said in that case, Rosedale could grade
the property and not add any fill.
Police Clerk Gary Stephenson said he sent a let-
ter to Rosedale on Feb. 11 which Rosedale received
on Feb. 19. The letter said Rosedale had 20 days to
take care of the problem.
Board members agreed that Rosedale should
be fined $250 for not complying with the order. If
the problem is not corrected, Rosedale will be
fined an additional $100 per day until the violation
Board Chairman Chuck Stealey asked how long
the fine can continue.
"Until he comes into compliance," Petruff re-
plied. "If it goes on for a long time, you can autho-
rize us to put a lien on the property."
In a second case, a property owner was found
guilty of having unkempt piles of debris and tree
branches and improper storage in his carport. How-
ever, he was not fined because he came into compli-
ance prior to the meeting.
Board members elected Chuck Stealey chairman
and Bill Bizarro vice chairman.
trained, or a second floor, as Thompson maintained.
Saunders said if a second story is added it must
meet second story setbacks which are five feet more
than first story setbacks. Thompson said Douglas is
adding onto an existing second story and setbacks
should remain the same.
"She's not increasing the encroachment of the
setbacks," Thompson said. "The setback violation is
there. She's only building up a second floor."
Saunders said although there will be no change
in the dimensions, Shaw is still expanding a non-con-
City Attorney Patricia Petruff agreed with
Saunders and told the board, "I may be sympathetic
to the argument that the neighbors don't object, but
that's not an option. You are required to look at the
criteria for-the expansion of a non-conformity, and
you may not deviate from that. The expansion has to
meet each and every one of those."
Board .members went through each of the crite-
ria and agreed that the building and addition does not
meet three of them encroaching setbacks on two
sides, encroaching more than 20 percent into a yard
and creating a new non-conformity.
Thompson asked if Shaw could build a second
story in compliance with setbacks.
"That would mean a whole new foundation sys-
tem and that building is seaward of the coastal con-
struction setback line," Saunders replied. "You
would have to demolish the building, come up with
a new plan and go before the state."
Thompson said he will work with Saunders on
making changes to meet the three criteria. Petruff
said if a new non-conformity is created it must meet
the code's six criteria for a variance.
New officers on the bridge
New bridge officers for the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron were installed for the 1997/98 season. The
new officers are, from left, Brewster Seewald, treasurer; J. Kenneth Guscott, executive officer; Albert
Rohrbach, commander; Eugene Lieberman, education officer; Donald Maloney, administrative officer; and
Patricia Whitaker, secretary. Islander Photo: Courtesy of the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron
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The turtles are here, earlier than ever before and the
first of 1997 anywhere on the Gulf coast.
Four prospective mothers came up out of the Gulf
of Mexico to lay their eggs in nests on Anna Maria Is-
Two of them made it, the others turned around and
up light shields
With the sea turtle nesting season just un-
der way, Anna Maria turtle protectors found a
strong ally in county government.
Suzi Fox, holder of the state's protection
program for the Island, recalled that there has
been a serious problem with lights all along
Bradenton Beach, especially at the Coquina
Beach concession stand.
Her volunteer group called the Manatee
County Parks and Recreation Department again
this spring to ask for help, since the department
runs the beach.
"Within a week or two, without fanfare, the
county put up the biggest, best light shields
you've ever seen," she said.
"This is the most major step forward for
turtle protection ever taken in Manatee or
"And we don't even know who to thank.
Nobody got the man's name on thephone. But
we're writing a thank you and I'll be it gets to
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went back to sea. Lights may have scared those two, or
maybe one was young and timid her tracks were
Suzi Fox, who holds the state's permit to run Anna
Maria's turtle protection program, said all four crawls
occurred on April 29. That's more than two weeks ear-
lier than normal; the previous record was May 15, and
last year's first turtles showed up May 22.
Bud Edgren, Turtle Watch veteran, spotted the first
nest near Harrington House and it was built by a very
big Mama, said Fox. Other volunteers found the sec-
ond nest at 33rd Street. Both are staked with Florida
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The two false crawls were also near 33rd Street.
The average sea turtle nest has 100 eggs, Fox said.
The Island had 196 nests last year, down from 1995's
Bud Edgren points out the season's first
Island turtle nest in Holmes Beach.
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Register now for puppet
workshop at Library
Island Branch Library will hold a free all-day pup-
pet workshop for children in second grade and up on
Saturday, May, 24.
Registration is going on now at the library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Each child must co-reg-
ister and team with an adult who will participate in the
program. Registration is limited to 12 teams.
The program will be conducted by Gerald Little
and Joan Joffa of Acme Puppet Co. in Tampa.
The workshop is from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch
will also be provided. For information, call 778-6341.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U MAY 7, 1997 U PAGE 11 Ij
Last play before renovations begin
by Michelle Timpanaro
The Island Players will soon be closing their doors
for the season. Unlike previous years, there will be
some major changes made during the off-season. If
you're not already aware, the Island Players' theater is
going to get a face lift.
Renovations will include a new lobby and en-
larged, modem restrooms. The Board of Directors main
concern is to create an "audience-friendly" theater. It
is anticipated the construction will be complete for the
upcoming season which will begin October 1997.
Therefore the Island Players performance of "The
Hand that Cradles the Rock" will not only finish up the
1996-97 season, but it will also be the last performance
before construction begins.
"The Hand that Cradles the Rock," written by
Warren Groves and directed by Geoffrey Todd, is set
in present time in a cottage just outside a city in
Canada. This parody takes a close look at the
Camerons, a young couple recently blessed with a
Yet there is something about this household
which breaks the mold of the traditional family.
Alexandra and Ross Cameron, played by Pamela
Hopkins and David Haynes, introduce the audience
to a family of folly when Alexandra returns to work
to become breadwinner while Ross is left to care for
the baby and the home.
In this role reversal situation, Alexandra, a moti-
vated businesswoman, returns to the work force when
her husband Ross has difficulties selling his most re-
cent novel. Although Ross agreed to stay home with the
baby, he thought it would just be a temporary situation
until he could find a publisher interested in his writings.
But Ross soon realizes Alexandra's success when she
closes a deal which brings home a cool $27,000.
There is no question where Alexandra gets her
drive when the audience meets her mother, Beattie
Cooper, played by Jo Kendall. A strong-minded busi-
nesswoman herself, Kendall plays the role of a support-
ive and understanding grandmother who relates to the
couple's situation all too well.
Sam McDowell, who plays Beattie's fiancee
George Withers, keeps the audience chuckling with his
A family of folly
Alexandra and Ross Cameron, portrayed by Pamela Hopkins and David Haynes, introduce the Island
Players' audience to a family of folly when Alexandra returns to work to become breadwinner while Ross
is left to care for their baby. Don't miss "The Hand that Cradles the Rock, the 1997 season -end perfor-
mance running through May 11. The curtain goes up nightly at 8 p.m. with a matinee Sunday3, May 11, at
2 p.m. For reservations, call 778-5755. The box office is at the theater, at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria City. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
quick wit and candid observations of the family situ-
Teresa Mosiej-Turiano adds a twist to the comedy
in her role as Carolyn Bricker, an attractive nurse, who
causes commotion in the Cameron family when she
finds interest in Ross as a fellow artist/writer while
Alexandra is out of town on business.
Don't miss this season-end performance which
runs through May 11. Evening performances begin at
8 p.m. There is a matinee performance Sunday, May
11, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person. The box office at the
theater, at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria
City, is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an hour before
each performance. The theater is dark on Mondays. For
reservations, call 778-5755.
Funds are still being collected for the building
project. Donations may be sent to: The Island Players
Building Fund, P.O. Box 2059, Anna Maria, Florida,
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Arts and crafts booths
available for Island
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is now
accepting reservations for booth space at the 8th annual
Heritage Days Arts and Crafts Festival to be held Sat-
urday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9, at the Holmes Beach
To reserve a space or for more information, call
Lois Lietz at 794-8671.
AARP mature driving
course at Library
55 ALIVE, an eight-hour classroom refresher course
for experienced motorists age 50 and older, sponsored by
the American Association of Retired Persons, will be of-
fered at the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach on
Thursday and Friday, May 15 and 16.
Registration is open and pre-registration and pre-
payment is required.
55 ALIVE is conducted throughout the country in
two half-day sessions. The course addresses the physi-
cal changes that can affect driving ability and behav-
ior and ways to compensate for those changes.
Course hours are from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. both days
and costs $8 per person.
To register or for more information, call Les Knoll
at 729-7742. The library is located at 5701 Marina
Take your kids to the Safe
Kids' Gear Up Games
Youth will enjoy games, food and tons of prizes at
G. T. Bray Park during the Safe Kids' Challenge at the
Gear Up Games.
On Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the
Gear Up Games will include a water rescue scenario
complete with a live 911 call, ambulance arrival and
Tracy Sanders of the Tampa Bay Storm and Reggie
Johnson of the Philadelphia Eagles will compete in the
Gear Up Games obstacle course to teach children about
all the things needed to stay safe. Nine water safety
stations will be set up so bring your bathing suit and
G.T. Bray Park is located at 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W.
(off 59th Street), Bradenton.
Some sponsors of the event are: Florida Suncoast
SAFE KIDS Coalition Manatee Council, All
Children's Hospital, Manatee County Parks and Rec-
reation, Anna Maria Fire District, Holmes Beach Po-
lice Department and Longboat Key Police Department.
Group exhibitions at
Corbino Galleries is featuring a series of group
exhibitions of gallery artists through September.
The shows will change frequently to include a va-
riety of painters such as Humberto Calzada, Jon
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The galleries are located at 5350 Gulf of Mexico
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p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For further information, call 387-0822.
Island chamber continues
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
hold a seminar "What Medicare Covers" presented by
Housecall Home Health, Inc., on Tuesday, May 13, from
9 to 10 a.m. at the Back Bay Steakhouse, Holmes Beach.
Faith Williams, RN administrator, and Micki
Poston, RN home care coordinator will speak.
Members and guests are invited to attend.
Art league names new
The Anna Maria Island Art League's officers
and board members for the coming year are Laura
Beard, president; Pat Rickey, vice president; Carrie
Price, secretary; Katrina Stephens Waliagha, trea-
surer; Sandra Shary, Jerry Quinn, Susan Curry,
Layla Copeland, Robert Reiber and Kip Ackerman.
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'Moral Leadership' course
open to Islanders _
The topic 'Moral Leadership' will be examined
through a five-week course sponsored by the Island
Branch Library and Friends of the Island Branch Library.
Dr. Ruth Whitney will conduct the free classes
using two books "The Forum," kept by participants,
and "Certain Trumpets" by Garry Wills, available for
$10. Use of both books is free if returned to the instruc-
tor after the series is over.
Classes will be held Thursdays, May 8, 22 and 29
and Wednesday, May 14, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Attendance to all classes is encouraged but not manda-
tory. The program is funded by Florida Humanities
Council with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation.
Interested persons may register by attending the
May 1 class.
For further information, call Peg Lyons, program .
coordinator, at 798-2066, or the library at 778-6341.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Woman's Club welcomes
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, Inc.,
welcomed 14 members at the home of Maggie
The new members are: Jo Ann Witt, Lois Skipper,
Margaret Ann Riley, Agnes Tooker, Julia Stebbins, Clearing up, cle
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I1 PAGE 14 0 MAY 7, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Islander hopes to find, thank Greek saviors
By Jim Hanson.7T
Neil Daley is thinking of giving the Greeks another
chance, but their performance had better improve this
Certainly he is tough enough.for it, survivor of a
horrendous experience in Greece during World War II -l
and of a long career on the New York City police force. i
Twenty-two years of retirement on Anna Maria Island .
haven't noticeably softened him up.
He was navigator on a B-17 on a mission out of
Italy to bomb a German fleet in Athens' Piraeus har- ,
bor on Jan. 11, 1944, when he first dropped in Greece. ( .
"We were in dense clouds and climbing when two.
planes from the group ahead turned back and one of
them hit the plane below us. The explosion blew 10 B- .
17s out of the air over Peloponnesus.
"I could see fire in the plane alongside ours, and
then there was fire in our plane. I dived for the escape" ....
hatch. That plane next door blew up and only the tail
was left in one piece. The tail gunner, Jim Raley,
couldn't get out, stuck in there with all that ammo. He ...
didn't know the rest of the plane was gone, and rode the Jim Raley (left) and Neil Daley of Anna Maria Island in Raley's living room in Winter Springs. They became
PLEASE SEE THANKS, NEXT PAGE buddies during a deadly trip afoot through German forces after their bombers crashed in World War II. Raley
rode his plane's tail to landing in a celebrated "impossibility."
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Alice and Neil Daley in 1944. Daley.
THANKS, FROM PAGE 14
tail section down and by some miracle it straightened
out and landed like a whole airplane. He was hurt but
he was quite a celebrity for awhile.
"Almost 50 years later I looked him up in Or-
lando and we got together regularly until his health
Young Lt. Daley was unconscious all the way
down and "made a hard landing with just half a para-
chute." His back was injured, along with some ribs. He
was one of 16 who survived out of about 100 men.
He and Raley were nursed back to health by nuns
in the Monastery of Poretsu. Their dead were buried
there, to be disinterred after the war. Ultimately a
Greek underground fighter called Eric led the 16 sur-
vivors through German forces to the Ionian shore and
Half a century later he thought he'd like to retrace
the route and, especially, pay his respects to the nuns.
As a New York cop he had guarded Prince Philip on
his 1956 state visit to New York, and had known several
English officers during the Greek escape, so he wrote His
Royal Highness asking for help locating them; maybe they
could help him trace that old route to freedom. He got a
brusque "get lost" from an aide to HRH.
He wrote and repeatedly telephoned Greece's tour-
ism bureau, which was a dead end. He tried the ambas-
sador to the U.S., and an aide called to refer him to a
Greek bishop. After excuses, promises, and finally si-
lence, Daley "decided to get off the merry-go-round."
That was in 1994, when the world was celebrating
the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Now the old urge is
Daley has a son in shipping, and hopes he may be
able to get at least a start at finding those obscure old
He's not sure, though, he says. "I'm 82 years old,
and I can't be gallivanting all over the place."
Don't bet on it.
Edgar G. Kelly
Edgar G. Kelly, 66, of Anna Maria, died April 25.
Mr. Kelly came to the area in 1994 from Hawaii.
He was owner of Ato's Island Restaurant in Anna
Maria City. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Antonina Kelly; two
sons, Brian Kelly of Bradenton and Kevin Kelly of
Hawaii; and a brother, Frank Kelly of New Jersey.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was
in charge of the arrangements.
The Island Poet
He is a little devil as he tears around the house all day,
And slowly turns his mom's hair from black to
But still she keeps on smiling for he is mother's little
As he waddles into the kitchen and pulls out every
And fussing with all his diapers keeps mom on the go,
But he is no trouble at all because she loves him so.
And when he eats he gets less in his tummy than on
But isn't he an angel as he sleeps there in his crib?
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ifl PAGE 16 0 MAY 7, 1997 1 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria remembered
Donna Cassino wrote to the owner of a home in
Anna Maria that her family rented for many years to
share a story about Anna Maria written by her daugh-
Although they haven't been to Anna Maria for
some time, Mrs. Cassino was overjoyed with the de-
tailed and touching memories her daughter wrote of
and wanted to share Cheryl's composition.
Michael Caltagrione, of Tampa, sent the essay
along to us with the suggestion to put her writing in the
local paper, "as it truly depicts the warmth and beauty
of Anna Maria."
We agreed. And Mother's Day seemed an appro-
priate time to share Cheryl Cassino's thoughts with our
Change is only
through the eyes
By Cheryl Cassino
Special to The Islander Bystander
As I sit here spoon feeding my grandfather in a
home that is not truly his, I think of times that are
much more uplifting than times like these. Times
when two people were joined together filled with
nothing but happiness and love and provided a place
where loved ones could share. This place I now
only dream of is Anna Maria, Fla.
The tune of "Good-bye Yellow Brick Road"
rolls through my head as my grandfather turns
around to smile at me with shells he has long col-
lected from "his beach" hanging from his hat.
My grandmother is driving, of course, and all of
us are in the back seat with our mouths wide open,
singing as loud as we can. The windows are rolled
down as far as they can go, allowing us to enjoy the
hot breeze whereas in New York we would be dis-
agreeing with the snow.
We pull up to the wooden gates as someone
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jumps out to open the gates of love. As they open,
you can see only the pathway to the beach as we roll
over the shuffleboard driveway. Tommy and I jump
out and skip down the marble pathway which leads
us to a miniature wooden door that is surrounded by
sand and rocks and a view of what was the most
beautiful purple/pink sunset welcoming us back.
You can hear the faint music playing from the
Sandbar, a restaurant next door where you can sit
outside and feel relaxed. The Sandbar was famed for
its long hot dogs on a thick toasted bun that was so
thick you were never able to finish the whole thing.
When morning came I rolled out of the wooden
bunk bed that Tommy and I shared. I was never able
to sleep on the top in fear I might roll off. Before I
would exit our room by the use of a sliding door, I
could smell the unfrozen, lightly-toasted onion ba-
gels and could just see the butter melting over the
sides. The smell of fresh-brewed coffee and crumb
cake for a morning dessert cleared my nose and
opened my eyes.
After breakfast I would jump into my swim gear
and get ready to walk with my father and grandfather
up and down on the long-streamed beach. It was
never over-crowded and was always filled with
As I gazed at the water to watch the dolphins
ride in, my grandfather caught my attention. To him
the dark blue dolphins were friends he saw every
morning. He takes my hand and places a broken sand
dollar in it and we both count the doves that trickle
out. As much as we knew that there were always five
in a single dollar, it was still exciting to see the dif-
As the beach seemed to never end, we would
turn around and head back with a plastic bag filled
with colored shells and fragile sand dollars wrapped
in tissues. As my family lay on the beach, my brother
and I would stroll over to the short wooden pillars
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that were stuck in the sand, which were quite wet,
with holes where insects once lived. The poles were
shaped in a box with rocks arising in some places.
We would sit and wait for the water to catch our
bodies and drag us in as we grabbed onto the poles.
We would sometimes even stand on them and play
the alligator and shark game. If you fell in, you
would be gobbled up.
When night came, we would all run and put our
wet, sandy bathing suits in the laundry room where
towels were waiting to cover our bodies. We slipped
into sweat pants and zippered up jackets with hoods
to keep our heads from catching a chill that we re-
ceived from our sunburned bodies. We lined up the
chairs and watched the orange/yellow sun fall into a
pool of purple and blue.
When the sun fell, it was a sign that "Wheel of
Fortune" would soon be on. We gathered up our
chairs and hurried to the TV while grandma made
tasty frogs' legs that tasted like chicken, but with a
little spice added to them. While we watched Vanna
White turn the lighted-up blocks, mom would rub on
a cool thin layer of Nozema to heal the burns that the
kind sun had given us.
As years went by, we all grew older and Anna
Maria stayed the same. Soon I was the lone one who
was opening the gates because my brother was a
grown young man who needed to take care of the
women at home. The walks down the beach no
longer seemed long and soon enough there were only
two of us.
I was collecting the shells and would hurry back
to show my grandfather what I had collected. He
would sit in his wheelchair and I would open his
hand and lay the doves carefully in his wrinkled,
curled up hand. We would look at each other and
We knew in our hearts that nothing had ever
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 7, 1997 N PAGE 17 IMD
I tried just once to do something special for my
mother on my birthday. I wanted to thank her for bring-
ing me into the world and for all the years of giving and
sharing her life with me. I sent her roses but before
another opportunity to say thanks came along, she was
After that, I thought of the many ways I could have
thanked her, if it weren't too late.
Likewise on Mother's Day, I scratch my head and
ponder what I can do for my two children to show my
appreciation for them.
My daughter and son put up with a lot in those for-
mative years, when I had to be both doting mother and
disciplining dad. Or is that supposed to be the other
Once when daughter Kendra was away at under-
graduate school I mentioned that son Damon and I
talked on the phone nearly every day, sometimes sev-
eral times a day. Kendra was shocked. After all, we
talked only once a week or so.
Why did I talk to the usually nonconversational
Damon so often? I don't know was my reply. We just
check in with one another. And we still do. Kendra and
I talk more often now too.
Now grown, on their own, they're very consider-
ate of me and I can't always think of ways to show my
So I'll just tell them here.
To my best friends Kendra and Damon Presswood:
You are the best children, the best friends, any mother
could ever hope for and I love you to death. And back.
I'm looking forward to the expected June arrival of
a baby girl from Damon and his wife Catalina. Oh,
boy! I mean, oh, girl!
A little better planning on their part could have
produced a grandchild for Mother's Day. But heaven
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The Three Island Musketeers
Good friends Snooks Adams, Charles Lester and Dick Sykes at Snooks' 80th birthday celebration. One for all
and all for one.
knows I can wait a month. I'm just not very good at it
- waiting, that is.
The big eight-oh
Snooks Adams turned 80 on April 23 and we
The Sandbar provided hors d'oeuvres and 80 years
worth of friends provided accolades. Even Florida
Governor Lawton Chiles got in birthday wishes to
Anna Maria Island's favorite (former) police chief via
an appropriately timed phone call.
Snooks' told us the governor said he was honored
to know him. There were 80 or so friends at the party
who shared the sentiments of Gov. Chiles.
One long-time stranger at the event on the upper
deck at the Sandbar was former Island newspaper
owner-publisher Don Moore.
Moore published The Islander from 1970-1980
and launched the Island Sun in 1989 and sold it in
1990. He is with the Charlotte Sun, a daily paper in Port
He said he'd been in Duffy's for a burger earlier in
the day when proprietor Pat "Miss Duffy" Geyer asked
if he was going to Snooks' party.
"Of course." Moore replied. "Where is it? When is
Both men have their stories to tell about disagree-
ments in the '70s between the paper and the police
department but all was water under the bridge at this
Snooks is a man of many friends. He is also a man
of many stories, all factual and filled with the details
that bring them to life. He has many to share, from
childhood to today, about his life and the lives of
people he knew as a native bom and raised in Cortez
and a resident of Anna Maria Island since the 1960s.
And in the telling, his eyes might twinkle or show
a stem glare appropriately, as his hands move grace-
fully and it's easy to see he is of a gracious heart.
I proudly consider myself his friend although he
may secretly prefer the company of my dog Mister
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UE PAGE 18 N MAY 7, 1997 T THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Her Honor as Mrs. Higgins
Former Island mayor appears in 'My Fair Lady'
Scott Johnson as Colonel Pickering and former
Island resident and mayor of Anna Maria Dottie
McChesney as Mrs. Higgins perform a scene from
the Manatee Players Production of "My Fair Lady"
opening at the Riverfront Theatre, Thursday, May 1,
through 18, at 102 Old Main Street, Bradenton.
Ticket information: 748-5875. Islander Photo: Tom
Messick, Riverfront Theatre
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Floridian Gib Bergquist
A Mother's Day message
The Cracker's Mom, Annie Inez Bergquist, a
part-time Island resident for over 37 years, was a
wise and remarkable lady indeed.
This Jan. 2, 1978, letter is part of the legacy
she left behind:
"My dear sons,
"When you have-cause to read this, I will prob-
ably be on my way to join your father. Please do
not grieve for me, for I have come full circle and
cannot go around again.
"I have had such a wonderful, happy and mean-
ingful life: the love of the best man in the world, the
privilege of standing by and helping him as he fought
Get mom a mum, help
The Manatee High School "Marching Canes" will
hold its annual spring fundraiser "Mums for Mom" on
Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mums will be for sale at Anna Maria Elementary
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his way up, the pleasure of being there to share with
him the fruits of his labor and, last but not least,
being with him as long as he needed me.
"Today I am counting my many, many bless-
ings, the greatest of these being the privilege of
giving life to four beautiful baby boys, of watch-
ing them grow into fine, strong, admirable men,
each of whom, in his own special way, is very
dear to me.
"Your father was so proud of you. You really
gave us something to life for! You were such a
joy to us in your youth and such a comfort to us
in our old age!
"As you know, we tried to give you a good
set of values, teach you right from wrong, com-
passion and understanding for others and, most of
all, brotherly love.
"So, believing that we accomplished this I
now leave in your very capable hands, any and all
things that I possess, to dispose of in any way that
the four of you deem fit.
"My one and only request being Please,
please, keep that brotherly love alive!
"With all my love, your Mom."
the Marching Canes
School in Holmes Beach.
The sale is held each year on Mother's Day weekend
with proceeds dedicated to the Music Department for the
purchase of new music and instrument repair.
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and toast ............................................ $5.25
Roast Beef sandwich served on a toasted bun
w ith fries .......................................... $5.25
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These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ended April 28. Front
row, from left, are Nathaniel Ellsworth, Courtney Montgomery, Jordon Fletcher, Libby Klein, Saige Sackett,
Elaine Moore and Matthew McDonough. Back row, from left, are Kristina Modisett, Josh Fleming, Bryan
Carrera, Reggie Pope, April Berra, Amber Sackett, Danny Shafer and David Bryant.
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Help get students
to St. Augustine
The students in Marcia Brockway's
fourth-grade class at Anna Maria Elemen
tary can't wait to learn about historical S
Augustine -problem is, they are a little
short of funds. Students have earned mos
of the money by doing extra chores for
family and friends. The educational trip is
scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday,
May 20 and 21. Anyone who would like
donate a scholarship to help the class ma
call Brockway at 778-1125.
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Willy Great Mother's Day Specials
Chicken Ala Orange.... .................. ........... $7.95
Grouper Rockefeller ........................................... $8.95
Four Stuffed Lobster Tails................................ $11.95
8oz. New York & Two Stuffed Lobster Tails .......$12.95
All-U-Can-Eat Grouper Fingers .....................................
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MAY 7, 1997 0 PAGE 19 IEG
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Cheeseburger,
French Fries, Pasta Salad, Pudding
Breakfast: French Toast w/Syrup, Juice
Lunch: Taco w/ Lettuce & Tomato or Burrito, *
Orange Juice, Cookie
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Corn Dog, Chips, Fruit, Juice, Cookie
Breakfast: Pretzel w/Cheese, Juice
Lunch: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Green Beans,
Garlic Toast, Fruit, or Mini-Chef Salad
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Pizza or Nachos & Cheese, Corn,
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Memorial Day Weekend: May 23 to 26
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IMB PAGE 20 M MAY 7, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 21, information, 800 block of South Bay
Boulevard. The complainant asked a deputy to stand
by while she retrieved her belongings from a former
April 21, disorderly intoxication, 200 block of
Iris. According to the report, the intoxicated subject
entered the apartment of a tenant and threatened the
tenant with physical violence. The deputy asked the
subject to leave.
April 23, domestic battery, 100 block of North
Shore Drive. The deputy responded to a report of do-
mestic violence and placed the subject in custody.
April 27, rape, 112 Bridge Street, Bradenton
Beach Post Office parking lot. The victim reported
she and a friend were in a bar on Bridge Street and
she went outside to get her friend's purse from the
car. When she opened the door, the two suspects
who had been standing in the parking lot, came up
to the car.
She told police one suspect pushed her inside the
back seat and raped her while the other suspect stood
outside. She said she screamed for help but no one
heard her and the suspects fled.
The incident is under investigation.
The suspect who pushed the victim into the car
is described as a white male in his early to mid 20s,
at least 6 feet tall, heavy-set with broad shoulders,
a heavy face and short brown hair. He was wearing
a baseball cap, a red sweatshirt and denim shorts.
The suspect who stood outside the car is de-
scribed as a white male with brown hair and a mus-
tache and of medium build and height.
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April 27, lost property a pager, Coquina
April 27, burglary to an automobile, 116
Bridge Street, Sports Lounge. The victim reported a
person unknown removed a marine rescue bag, can,
fleece suit, jacket and raincoat valued at $230. All
items were the property of Manatee County. A pair
of binoculars valued at $20 and a walkman valued at
$40 were also removed.
April 29, theft, 200 Gulf Drive, Beach Barn.
The complainant reported an employee removed a
six-pack of beer. The employee admitted taking the
beer, and the officer issued a notice to appear.
April 25, theft of a bicycle, 4700 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria Elementary School.
April 26, suspicious person, 4500 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported young boys stand-
ing in the road waving vehicles through a large
puddle. The officer advised them to leave because of
the danger from traffic.
April 26, assistance, 6200 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported her vehicle overheated
and she needed assistance. The officer added water
to her vehicle and got it started.
April 27, assistance, 400 block of 62nd Street.
The officer was dispatched to assist a juvenile deten-
tion center locate a juvenile who escaped from house
April 27, burglary, 101 66th St., Beach Inn.
The victims reported a person unknown entered the
room while they were sleeping and removed $500 in
traveler's checks and $5 in cash from a wallet.
April 27, burglary to an automobile, 101 66th
Street, Beach Inn. The victim reported a person un-
known entered the vehicle and removed $50 from a
April 27, assist EMS, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
Just over the Cortez Bridge
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tee County Public Beach. The officer advised a par-
ent that leaving a child in an unattended, running
vehicle is illegal.
April 28, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle K. The of-
ficer observed a subject known to have outstanding
warrants and placed him in custody.
April 29, assist EMS, 700 block of Manatee
Avenue. The officer on patrol observed a truck trav-
eling north on East Bay Drive at an excessive rate of
speed. The driver turned east on Manatee Avenue
and the officer stopped him near the top of the Mana-
tee Avenue bridge. He said his passenger was hav-
ing a heart attack and he was trying to get him to the
hospital. The officer had him pull to the east side of
the bridge and called EMS.
April 29, burglary, 6600 Gulf Drive, Resort 66.
The victim reported a person unknown entered the
room, rummaged through an overnight bag and re-
moved jewelry valued at $5,500.
April 29, noise, 300 block of 61st Street. The
complainant reported a loud stereo playing and the
officer advised the subject to turn it down.
April 29, theft, 4101 Gulf Drive, Castnetter.
The victim reported when renters left he found a
television, three lamps, three pictures, linens, pots
and pans, silverware, dishes, bowls, glasses bed-
spreads and sheets valued at $859 were missing.
April 30, traffic, 3200 to 3600 block of Second
Avenue. The officer on patrol observed the subject
operating a motorcycle in an erratic and unsafe man-
ner and stopped him. A check showed the subject
had no driver's license or registration and his title
was not transferred to the vehicle. The officer con-
fiscated the tag and issued three citations to the sub-
April 30, lost property a cellular phone,
4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
May 1, Assist Bradenton Police Department,
Palma Sola Causeway. The officer assisted in direct-
ing traffic after the driver of a pickup truck lost con-
trol and the truck went over the side of the bridge.
May 1 theft, 200 block of 77th Street. The vic-
tim reported gold jewelry valued at $3,000 was miss-
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Sign up for flag football
at Island Center
Team selections and registration for the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's intramural flag foot-
ball league will be held Thursday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m.
Boys ages 11 to 16 can register and parents are
welcome to attend. Games will be played at at 4:30 and
6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Holmes
Beach City Hall Field.
Players who cannot be at the May 8 registration may
pick up a registration form at the Center before Thursday,
May 8, at the Center. There is no fee for flag football.
The Center is located at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City. Call 778-1908 for more information.
Intramural assistant signs
on at Island Center
Chad Fairchild has joined the staff at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center as intramural athletic
assistant. He will work with ...
Program Director Scott Dell
and staff member Mike _
O'Connor to implement a
full slate of supervised ac- ....
tivities for boys 11 to 16
years of age, including new *.
intramural sports programs.
Fairchild, who holds a
bachelor's degree in educa-
tion from Ohio's Bluffton Fairchild
College, said he looks for-
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Batters up at Anna Maria
Island Little League
Major League Schedule
All games played at Anna Maria Island Community Center. Weekday games begin immediately after
minor league play approximately 7 p.m./Saturday games at.9 a.m.
Wednesday May 7 Haley's Motel vs. Anna Maria Fire District
Thursday May 8 Kiwanis vs. Tip of the Island
Saturday May 10 Anna Maria Fire District vs. Jim Boast Dodge
Monday May 12 Kiwanis vs. Jim Boast Dodge
Tuesday May 13 Tip of the Island vs. Anna Maria Fire District
All games played at the Center except Thursday games at Longboat Field.
Wednesday May 7 5 p.m. Quality Builders vs. Betsy Hills
Thursday May 8 5 p.m. Air & Energy vs. C&M Construction
Friday May 9 5 p.m. Betsy Hills vs. Quality Builders
Friday May 9 7 p.m. Islander Bystander vs. Carpet Network
Saturday May 10 11 a.m. Bali-Hai vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
Saturday May 10 1 p.m. C&M Construction vs. Air & Energy
Monday May 12 5 p.m. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe vs. Islander Bystander
Tuesday May 13 5 p.m. Bali-Hai vs. Carpet Network
All games played at the Center.
Thursday May 8
Saturday May 10
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MAY 11, Take Mom to
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E[ PAGE 22 N MAY 7, 1997 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Turtles, ski lifts and remembering Roykoisms
By Bob Ardren
We can't hear it, but maybe we can feel it. The
ancient natural rhythm of sea turtles crawling ashore to
nest on local beaches has begun again.
Thus far two nests have been spotted on the Island
this year, at what I'm told is a record early date. Let's
hope it's a successful season.
We're safe again
The Florida Legislature has adjourned, giving all
of us some margin of safety. And that's especially true
of the environment. For once I'm not picking on the
Republicans here, because truth be told, they were no
worse on the environment this year than the Democrats
have been for the past 150 years.
But they were no better either. And there were
For example, the Preservation 2000 conservation
land-buying program was funded for another year and
oil drillers wanting to explore off our coast will be
forced to post a healthy bond that will be utilized if
there's a spill.
Sen. Charlie Crist's proposal to require boat pro-
peller guards to protect manatees didn't pass, but the
Legislature did agree to do a study on the effectiveness
of the devices. Well, it is a first step.
Some truly awful bills thankfully didn't make it
through the Legislative session. One would have al-
lowed polluters not to report spills if they just went
ahead and kind of cleaned them up themselves.
That one was being called "the Polluters' Secrecy
Then there was the proposal to have the state make
a profit on park lands by selling off timber and water
rights. That one actually passed, but environmentalists
convinced legislators that conservation should be the
first priority of a park.
So although legislators have left Tallahassee,
where they're the most dangerous, that also means
they've come back home to scare the rest of us. At least
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one, however, our local state senator, will have his
hands full for awhile with fallout from his exception-
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Believe it or not, there's a serious proposal to build
a snow ski resort in the Everglades. Careful now, be-
cause I can already hear you saying, "Well, that's got
about as much chance as a snowball in ...."
But it's true. The retired head of the University of
Miami's civil engineering department is proposing a
ski resort in the heart of Everglades National Park.
"This project is feasible technically and finan-
cially," says Murray Mantell, who's been on the fac-
ulty at Miami for 50 years. The key to the whole thing,
according to Mantell, is the hill. Somehow I would
have thought that it might be the temperature, but then
I'm not an engineer.
It seems the National Park Service is beginning
restoration of 6,400 acres of former farmland as a be-
ginning step in restoring the park. The park service
estimates it will have a half million dump truck loads
of dirt to dispose of, and Mantell has suggested build-
ing a "mountain" somewhere between 500 and 600 feet
It certainly would be the highest ground point in
Mantell says he'd equip the mountain with snow-
making machines and sell lift tickets to the southern-
most ski slopes in the country.
I'll let you know what happens.
Royko on fishing
Like everyone else this week, I'm quoting a little
Mike Royko in honor of what may have been the
country's best newspaper columnist in note of his death
last week. Here's his view on fishing:
"I think some foppish types become fishermen
because those cute artificial gnats and fleas are used as
bait. How would it look to have a lot of fat worms at-
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Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
April 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a sailboat disabled with a
broken mast off Venice Inlet. The report turned out to
be a false alarm.
April 17, Boarding. A 31-foot sailboat was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
April 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 21-foot sailboat overdue
from Tampa to Key West. Station Cortez contacted all
bridges, marinas and waterfront restaurants in search of
the vessel, which was found moored safely in Tampa.
April 18, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 21-foot power boat
aground near the Anna Maria Island Bridge. A com-
mercial towing company boat responded and towed the
vessel off the shoal.
April 19, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of one red flare fired in Tampa
Bay. A Coast Guard boat responded and searched the
area with negative results.
April 19, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
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Tarpon time is here again
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Tarpon season is finally here! The silver kings are
moving along the beaches and starting to show in the
bays and should become more prevalent as the month
Don't forget the Anna Maria Island Community
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Joseph at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching snook, mackerel, redfish,
black drum and pompano.
Kelly at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching sharks, with two lemons and a silky
shark caught Saturday. Other action includes mackerel,
blue runners and a few pompano.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 100 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trips averaged 175 head of sand perch, trigger-
fish and Key West grunts. The nine-hour trips averaged
40 head of black grouper and large mangrove snapper.
The single 12-hour trip averaged 30 head of mangrove
snapper and a couple 40-pound red and black grouper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said snook action has
greatly improved, but the sizes of the linesiders is still
small. He's also putting his charters onto reds, trout,
flounder and jacks. The heavy rains have taken their
toll on white bait in some locations, he said, but tarpon
are starting to show in Sarasota Bay to offset the bait
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
COASTLINES, FROM PAGE 22
April 19,'Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cottez received a report of a disabled 20-foot power boat
near Marker 48 in Anna Maria Sound. A Coast Guard boat
responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
April 20, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 28-foot power boat
aground in Sarasota Bay. A commercial salvor re-
sponded and refloated the vessel.
April 20, Boarding. A 29-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
SAT 8AM 4PM
fishers have been having an excellent time catching
snook and redfish in the mangroves in addition to some
nice-sized flounder and trout.
Capt. Rick Gross is catching lots and lots of small
snook with an occasional 30-incher, plus limit catches
On my boat Magic we're getting limit catches of
reds and snook on most trips, with some nice-sized
trout, flounder and mackerel.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been limiting-out on
reds this week, too, with some catch-and-release
spotties outside of the slot limit. He's also bringing in
some keeper snook.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there are still
a few kingfish out there and lots and lots of mackerel
on the offshore reefs. Cobia have moved near the
beaches, and grouper fishing is still going strong. In the
backwater, look for good catches of reds.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Zula Mama said king-
fish action is starting to slow, but grouper and barra-
cuda fishing remains excellent on the artificial reefs
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said dol-
phin have arrived in about 140 feet of water offshore.
He's putting charters onto limit catches of 'em, as well
as grouper. There are a few wahoo he's bringing onto
the boat that far out, too, and backwater fishing in-
cludes nice-sized reds.
.Curt Morrison's Neva-Miss with Capt. Jason
Henzell said he's still catching kings, barracuda and
grouper offshore in about 60 feet of water using cut
thread herring as bait.
Good luck and good fishing.
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April 20, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
April 20, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 33-foot fishing
vessel offshore near Johns Pass. The report turned out
to be a false alarm.
April 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of three red flares fired off
Anna Maria Island. A Coast Guard boat responded and
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r. By Kevin P. Cassidy
AMFD holds on
for 9-8 victory
Anna Maria Fire District withstood a two-out sixth-
inning rally keyed by Dustin Cole's bases-loaded double
that cleared the bases to take a 9-8 win over Jim Boast
Dodge Tuesday night at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center. Josh Sato got the win and Michael Cagnina
took the loss for Jim Boast Dodge.
AMFD went into the sixth inning holding a seemingly
safe 9-3 lead. A walk to Mario Torres was followed by
Everett Southwick reaching first on an error by the second
baseman that put runners on first and second. Torres and
Southwick sandwiched a double steal between strikeouts
by Brian Faasse and Josh Armstrong that put runners on
second and third with two outs.
AMFD pitcher Steve Yencho walked Josh Wilkinson
and Billy Malfese to force in Torres to set the stage for
Cole's base-clearing double. Billy Goldschmit struck out
to end the rally and the game at 9-8.
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when Goldschmit reached base on an error by the first
baseman who dropped the throw after a nice play by sec-
ond baseman Ryan Mijares. Mijares went deep in the hole
to field Goldschmit's grounder. A double by Michael
Cagnina sent Goldschmit to third and was followed with
a single by Faasse which plated Goldschmit and Cagnina
to make the score 2-0 after one inning.
Josh Sato retired Jim Boast Dodge one-two-three in
the top of the second and got things started for AMFD
when the right fielder for Jim Boast Dodge misplayed
Sato's long fly ball, turning it into a triple. Tom Bucci's
RBI single scored Sato to cut the score to 2-1 after two
AMFD took the lead in the bottom of the third on a
walk to Brett Milks, a pop single just over the third
baseman's head by Mijares and a two-run double by
Chase Parker that easily scored Milks and Mijares to make
the score 3-2 with no out in the third. Parker, who ad-
vanced to third on the throw home trying to nail Mijares,
then scored on Yencho's sharp single up the middle to
extend the lead to 4-2 and still no outs.
Walks to Bucci and Vensel loaded the bases and set
the stage for Yencho to race home on a passed ball to
make the score 5-2 after three innings.
After a one-two-three inning that saw Yencho strike
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Parker and Yencho were followed by an error by the sec-
ond baseman on Sato's hit that allowed Parker, Yencho
and Sato to circle the bases, extending their lead to 8-2.
Bucci reached base on an infield single and later scored
on a passed ball to end the scoring for AMFD and set the
stage for JBD's late-in-the-game rally that just fell short
to end the game at 9-8.
In other action, Tip of the Island won a tight 4-2 de-
cision over Haley's Motel despite being limited to three
hits by Haley's pitchers Bobby Cooper and Chad Alger.
Tip scored two in the first when Cooper threw a wild
pitch with runners on second and third base. The pitch got
past the catcher, hit the fence post and sailed all the way
into right field, scoring both runners for a 2-0 lead.
Haley's threatened to tie the score in the bottom of the
inning when they put runners on second and third but Peter
Dowling struck out three straight batters to get them out
of the inning.
Tip scored another run in the second when Evan
Smith walked and scored on a single by Joey Mousseau.
That.made the score 3-0.
Haley's got a run back in the third when Dusty
Andricks doubled and moved to third on Tyler Krauss'
single. Andricks raced home on a fielder's-choice
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grounder by Cooper to end the inning at 3-1.
Tip threatened to add to their lead in the fourth when
they drew three walks off Cooper. Alger relieved and es-
caped the inning without giving up any runs.
The bottom of the fourth saw Hunter Green and Chris
Nelson reach base on a walk and a single which prompted
Tip to bring in Taylor Manning to pitch. With runners on
first and second, Andricks lined out hard to Jeremy
LeGrand at second before Krauss lined a single to left to
score Green and cut the score to 3-2. Kyle Dale nailed
Nelson trying to reach third on the play to record the fi-
nal out of the inning.
Tip threatened to score in the fifth when Mousseau
singled and moved to third on consecutive walks to Man-
ning and Dowling. Courtney Taylor then dropped a per-
fect squeeze bunt down the third-base line that Alger flaw-
lessly fielded and delivered to Haley's catcher Brandon
Roberts to nail Mousseau at the plate.
Cooper led off the bottom of the inning for Haley's
with a double which brought Mousseau onto the mound
for Tip. Alger stepped up and promptly delivered a single,
sending Cooper to third. After Alger stole second,
Mousseau sandwiched a walk by David Michael around
strike outs of Aaron Lowman, Green and Nelson to get out
of the inning.
Tip scored an insurance run in the top of the sixth
when LeGrand doubled home Smith who had walked for
a 4-2 score. Mousseau struck out the side for the save.
In other news of note, Kiwanis shortstop Bobby Lee
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Major League box scores as of May 3
Second half of season
Tip of the Island
Anna Maria Fire Department
Jim Boast Dodge
Ryan Mijares, AMFD
Bobby Gibbons, Kiwanis
Ryan Allis, Kiwanis
Ben Miller, Kiwanis
Chase Parks, AMFD
Joey Mousseau, Tip
Jeremy Legrand, Tip
Mike Cagnina, JBD
Evan Smith, Tip
Bobby Cooper, Haley's
Chad Alger, Haley's
Josh Sato, AMFD
Everett Southwick, JBD
11 tied with 1
7 tied with 1
Runs batted in
Mike Pocino, Tip
Bases on balls
Casey Ryger, AMFD
Katrina Lathrop, AMFD
Dustin Cole, JBD
Taylor Manning, Tip
Aaron Lowman, Haley's
Chris Nelson, Haley's
Luther Sasser, Tip
Evan Wolfe, Kiwanis
Scott Venbel, AMFD
Billy Bob Goldsmitt, JBD
7 tied with 5
Johnny Cicero, Kiwanis
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12 David Michael, Haley's
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Mario Torres, JBD
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with workshop and store room. Reduced to $219,000
Including One Year Homeowner's Warranty!
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This bright and comfortable 3BR/2BA waterfront home
offers deep boat dockage near the open end of the
waterway! Amenities include lovely ceramic-tiled entry
foyer, kitchen and hallways, double sinks in master
bath, new dishwasher and disposal, and electric boat
davits. Other features include a preferred split-bed-
room design, barrel tile roof, and citrus trees. An afford-
able waterfront retreat in beautiful Bay Palms! Includes
One Year Home Owner's Warranty! $219,900.
DELIGHTFUL NORTH POINT HARBOR
This light and spacious 4BR/2.5BA tri-level home offers
an electric boat lift and dock on deep-water seawalled
canal plus dazzling panoramic view of sparkling Bimini
Bay! Amenities include airy, vaulted ceilings with fans,
bayside hot tub, wood-burning fireplace and many in-
teresting room angles, octagon windows, greenhouse
window and more! A truly unique and inviting contem-
porary home designed for informal island living. Priced
at $489,9-0 $400,000 including use of community
swimming pool and tennis court. Owner says "sell!"
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CANALFRONT FOURPLEX Just steps away
from the beach. Three units are 1 BR/1 BA; Fourth
unit is a 2BR/1.5BA townhouse with a view of the
water from all rooms, ceramic tile on first floor,
hardwood floors on second floor. Community
laundry room. Great potential. $275,000. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
DIRECT BAYVIEW! Living and dining areas,
kitchen and master suite with unobstructed
bayviews across the street. Key-West style el-
evated 3BR/3BA spacious home with top quality
amenities. Workshop, extra storage, dumbwaiter,
central vacuum system and much more!
$399,800. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or
Darcie 779-2290 eves.
CANAL HOME This 3BR/2BA home is on one of
the most beautiful, natural canals in Anna Maria.
Dock with water and electric, 118' of seawall, fruit
trees, sprinkler system. Reduced to $198,900.
Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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The Islander Bystander accepts MasterCard and
Visa for mullet wear, subscription orders and
classified advertising. Just Give Us A Call.
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Call 941-778-7978 Fax 778-9392
ISLAND'S BEST BUY
Great location! This 2BR/2BA Island get-a-way
on the north end of Anna Maria is an ideal home -
or investment. Fully furnished! The owner will
consider a lease option or other creative financ-
ing. Call today. $169,900. Agnes Tooker eves.
778-5287 or Ken Jackson eves. 778-6986.
This stunning canalfront home is a "must see"
for the discriminating buyer. Cathedral ceilings,
wraparound porch and 212 ft. of deep-water
canal. Walk to pristine Gulf beaches. Just
reduced. $259,000. Agnes Tooker eves. 778-
5287 or Ken Jackson eves. 778-6986.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND 4-PLEX
One block to pristine, white sandy beach of the glistening Gulf.
Wonderful investment property and could be better. Fully rented
- four 2BR/1 BA apartments to annual tenants. Positive cash
flow. Assumable first mortgage and possible owner financed
second. $350,000. Call and ask for Michael Advocate.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND DUPLEX
Recently renovated, well landscaped, private fenced rear
yards. 2BR/1 BA each side. Fully rented, outstanding in-
come, and positive cash flow. Assumable first mortgage
and possible owner financed second. $195,000. call and
ask for Michael Advocate.
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THE fOUSE DOCTOR
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Let "The House Doctor" repair, fix, replace, patch,
mend, revive, nurture, restore, retrieve, clean, repaint,
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6033 34th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34210
Cedar Cove Motel
* Directly on the Gulf of Mexico (100' x 360' deep)
* 13 fully equipped, air conditioned units with phones
and cable tv
4 2 bedroom apartments with full kitchens
7 1 bedroom apartments with full kitchens
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* Laundry facilities, palm cabanas, barbecue grills,
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powder white sandy beaches.
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Office: (941) 778-6696 (800) 367-1617
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LARGE CORNER LOT
This 2BR/2BA Island home is in a quiet residential area.
View of canal. Short walk to beach and fishing. Just
reduced to $159,000. Owner financing available. Call
Elizabeth Andricks for more information. 778-4800.
WATERFRONT BARGAIN Live like royalty in this
1,386 sq. ft. 2BR/2BA canalfront end unit with private boat
-dock. Priced over $17,000 less than the next cheapest unit in
complex. It won't last long. $95,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
JUST LISTED Four units; two buildings. These numbers
work! Income from fourth unit projected at $450 monthly;
is now owners unit. $19,000 income yearly; $5,000 yearly
expenses includes utilities. Great location! Two miles to
beaches. $99,900 Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
PRIME GOLF VILLA Class A Membership at Tara Golf
& Country Club included with this turnkey-furnished
2BR/2BA ground-floor unit. Direct fairway views and
private garage complete this quality package. Just reduced
to $119,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
JUST REDUCED Fourplex close to beach. All units
renovated. OWNER FINANCING. Under $80,000 per unit.
Won't last long at this price. $318,000. For more informa-
tion call Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800.
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Anna Maria duplex located only 150 ft. to choice Island
beach. Two fully-furnished units include 3BR/2BA first level
and 2BR/2BA second floor. Good rental history and popular
rentals. Asking $419,500. Call Marie Franklin for appointment.
Attractive Island retreat offers 3BR/3BA of ideal beach living!
Spacious master suite comprises second floor with wet bar
and Jacuzzi bath. Beautiful deck are off master suite to
enjoy Island sunsets. Two choice Gulf lots and provision for
elevator. Call Marie Franklin. Reduced. $875,000.
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COCONUT BAYOU 3BR/2BA. Very secure,
quiet neighborhood, just 300 steps to the beach.
NATURE AT ITS FINEST Enjoy this 5BR/4BA
home with fabulous views of Bimini Bay and
MUCH MORE! $595,060. #KS21249.
GREAT BUY Very nice 4BR/2BA Richmond-built
home with room for a pool. Includes lots of ex-
tras. $154,900. #KS20620.
SUNBOW BAY Large 4BR/3BA home with sen-
sational look. Overlooks lush backyard and ca-
nal dock. $169,500, #KS20120.
TIFFANY 2BR/2BA Turnkey-furnished updated
condo in one of the Island's most popular area.
Elevator. $185,000. #KS15658.
UNIQUE KEY ROYAL 3BR/2BA home remodeled
by a decorator. Turnkey-furnished. Entertainment
area and large heated pool. $219,000 #KS19722.
CHARMING HOME IN ANNA MARIA Recently
remodeled kitchen and family room with newer
appliances, tile and many built-ins. Screened porch
with spa and separate deck. Very clean and
comfortable 2BR/2BA home with private backyard
setting very close to North Point beach. $169,900.
Call Roni Price 778-5585. #18482.
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FABULOUS KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT
Seawall and wide canal on two sides of this
exclusive property. Watch the sunsets from the
enclosed pool deck. Over 300' of seawall,
private dock. Fish the Gulf in minutes. 3BR/2BA,
2-car garage, 2,360 sq. ft. of living area. Master
bedroom features a large walk-in closet and
pocket doors that open to the caged pool and a
great view of the open canal. The family room
features a teak floor and wet bar with pocket
doors opening to the pool and view of the canal.
Property has been appraised and a home warranty
will be provided to buyer. $397,000.
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West Bradenton Home
2BR/2BA ........................................ $850mth
Imperial House Condo
2BR/1BA ........................................ $700mth
Connie Volts WEEKLY/MONTHLY SEASONAL
Island Paradise Condo
2BR/2BA ...... ............................$950wk
Gulf Beach Place 2BR/2BA.............. $850wk
Large home on canal 3BR/2BA ........ $900wk
Sunbow Bay 2BR/2BA (6months).... $1000mth
Denise Langlois 941-778-2055
MAGNIFICENT GULF OF MEXICO
Enjoy breathtaking view from almost
every room in this elevated 3BR/
2BA home. $325,000 #CH18980.
IMPERIAL HOUSE: 2 to choose
from; 2BR/2BA pool side $99,900.
#CH20338, 2BR/1 BA bayview
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Price
reduced to $155,900 on this
2BR/1 BA and 1BR/1BA with den and
Carol S. Heinze open-floor plan. Neat and clean.
Certified Residential Specialist
FLAMINGO CAY CONDOS Enjoy the view over-
looking the canal from the large lanai in this 2BR/
2BA unit. Nice and bright unit, beautifully deco-
rated! Turnkey furnished. Great place to live and
park your boat too! $99,900. Call Karin Stephan
eves 388-1267 or Carol Heinze 778-7246. #21951.
ENTERTAINING COMES NATURALLY in this
elegant executive 3BR/3BA home with cathedral
ceilings, a brick fireplace, screened lanai and
private sunbathing court off the main bedroom suite.
Beautifully designed gourmet kitchen, large fenced
yard and wonderful schools. Seller will entertain
offers between $170,000 $210,000. Call Don
Pampuch eves 778-3111. #21844.
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L ITEMS FOR SALEGAR AGESAL ESCntiuedBOATS&BCotne
GLASS DINING TABLE with 4 upholstered chairs,
like new. $225. Health stepper $25. Jane Fonda
treadmill $100. Healthy Rider $75. 779-2223, after
6 795-0189. All offers considered.
TWO USED TIRES R225/7R15. $15. Call 794-3793.
SECTIONAL COUCH peach/green $350. Contem-
porary paintings $75. 778-5453.
SLEEP SOFA full size, gold color, excellent condi-
tion $175. Triple dresser and mirror, light wood,
12 drawers $150. 778-4477.
WALNUT YAMAHA CONSOLE piano with
dehumidifier in mint, like new condition. 778-3313.
7-PIECE BEDROOM Double mattress, cream,
bamboo design. Sofa bed, queen, pale blue/beige
plaid. Upholstered rocker, medium blue. 778-0317.
DESK $25 OFFICE CHAIR $10, matching book-
cases $25 each. Also miscellaneous tools, wine
glasses, kitchen stuff. 409 74th Street, Holmes
EMERALD RING 14K band, 1.5 carat emerald cut
Brazilian, kelly green, size 6. $800, serious buyer.
778-7015, leave message.
TWO BEDS FOR SALE twin, queen, both with
frames, excellent condition. Sofa sleeper, floral pat-
tern, good condition. All reasonable. 778-6836.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop, on premises
Longboat Island Chapel. Clearance sale. Mon.,
Wed., Sat., 9:30 3:30. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. 4 piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and
love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159;
twin $129; futons (sofa by day bed at night)
frame and mat $199; daybed (white with brass
finials) including 2 mattresses and pop-up unit
$285. Can deliver. Call 746-4355.
GAS WATER HEATER for sale. Rheem 62 gallons.
$80 and you move it please. Call 778-7978.
ANTIQUE BUFFET. Dark wook, excellent condition.
Very functional as display, desk or buffet. Unusual
design. Asking $550. King-size waterbed, contem-
porary style with tourquoise lacquer drawers and
natural wood frame. $130. 778-7978.
SOFA, KING SIZE MATRESS and box springs,
lamps, misc. items call 794-0026 or 779-1600.
ESTATE SALE Sat. & Sun., May 10 & 11, 8 5.
Piano bench, Ethan Allen dark pine drop-leaf table,
file cabinets, wrought iron, plants, rugs, more! 216
N. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach (next to the school).
MOVING SALE Sat., May 10, 9 1. Sunfish, table
saw, BBQ smoker, old rocker, boat seats, car rims,
new aluminum single-hung windows, clothes, linens,
much more. 517 Bayview Dr., Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Sat., May 10, 8 2. Huge assortment,
items too numerous to list. Treasures of three fami-
lies. 505 70th Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., May 10, 9 3. Household
items, small furniture, miscellaneous. 502 70th
Street, Holmes Beach.
PLEASE HELP US FIND PELE! Male, gray tiger cat
with white paws and gold eyes. Last seen Apr. 25 on
Bay Drive N. in Bradenton Beach. He is about 10
months old and neutered. 778-3790.
PRAISE AND THANKS to the Blessed Virgin Mary
for answering all prayers. Y.C.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls)
- We come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only).
"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.
"ANNIE" DESPERATELY NEEDS a home! Two year
old, black, green-eyed kitty. Spayed, immunized.
Please call 778-9416.
1984 PONTIAC FIREBIRD automatic, V-6, runs
great, black with gray interior, lots of receipts. $2,200
1985 CADILLAC Fleetwood Brougham. Blue, 2-door,
new tires, A/C. $2,000 firm. Call after 6 pm, 778-5319.
1982 FORD Crown Victoria, no air, no rust, depend-
able transportation. $750. 778-8354.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
ISLAND TIME CHARTERS full or half day cruises.
Sunbathe, fish, see dolphins or learn to sail. Located
at Seafood Shack. (941) 741-0263.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
CAROLINA SKIFF J-14, performance trailer, mariner
8 hp all 1996. New bimini, excellent condition, extras.
$3,000 cash. 778-8354.
17 FT. THUNDERBIRD fiberglass with cover and
canopy, rebuilt 70 hp Johnson (20 hour) and trailer.
$1,300 OBO. 778-9660/729-2110.
WANTED PAIR OF DAVITS electric, 4,000 lb. or
larger. OK if needing repair. Condition determines
LEARN TO FLY FISH Expert casting instructor with
captain Tom Shubut. Private or group. Call 761-1900.
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.,
GENERAL OFFICE HELP computer knowledge
helpful. Part time, flexible hours. Gulf-Bay Realty,
HOUSEKEEPERS FULL AND PART time. Benefits,
year round work. Via Roma Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf
Dr. N., Bradenton Beach. 778-6691.
SERVERS, COOKS, BUSSERS full/part time. Work
at the beach. Apply in person, Cafe on the Beach,
4000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
LANDSCAPE HELP Apply between 9 am and 5 pm.
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
PART TIME DISHWASHER and part time apprentice
cook. Ivo's, 2605 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK. 383-8898.
TELEMARKETER NEEDED part time, no selling,
work from home. Must have cheerful voice. Excellent
pay based on performance. Call Lori, 778-1283.
EXPERIENCED SALES positions open for friendly
people at St. Armand's Circle woman's clothing
store. Days, nights, weekends. Full or part time.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED for part time at Rod &
Reel motel. Call for appointment. 778-2780.
MUSICIAN WANTED keyboard and/or electronic gui-
tar for Saturday evening seaside worship services.
Contact Roser Church, 778-0414. Paid position.
WANTED SELF-TAUGHT Islander needs questions
answered for Claris Works database for Windows 95.
Trade lunch for information. Joy Courtney, 778-5405.
EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT Full
time, year-round opportunity to direct and motivate
after-school/school's out/summer camp program-
ming for elementary and adolescent age children.
Positive, sincere, compassionate attitude. Creativity
and communication skills, ability to work indepen-
dently, oversee staff and implement enrichment ac-
tivities to enhance and motivate children's educa-'
tional, cultural and social skills. HRS license or edu-
cation degree a plus. Drug-free workplace. Salary $6
- $9 hr. depending on experience. Contact Diana,
Anna Maria Island Community Center, (941) 778-
1908, fax 778-9511
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.
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BAYFRONT BEACH HOUSE with endless
open-water views of Tampa Bay, Egmont Key
and Skyway Bridge. Steps to fishing pier, great lot
with meticulous landscaping, 2BR/2BA. Priced
below appraisal $359,900.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA home with courtyard
entrance has a split plan, unique kitchen with
breakfast nook, spacious Florida room with wood
burning stove and large deck. $195,000.
MAGNIFICENT VIEWS! Fabulous elevated
Island home has incredible views with beach
access directly across the street. 3BR/2BA
features open decks, screened porch, Berber
carpeting, dumb waiter and more! $357,000.
BEST WATERFRONT PARK in the area PERICO ISLAND TOWNHOUSE nicely fur-
features this 2BR/2BA with low low low nished with wet bar and den. Homeowners War-
monthly maintenance fees, owned land and car- ranty, community pool and quiet area between
port for only $59,900. town and the island. $112,000.
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SUMMER DAY CAMP COUNSELORS for elemen-
tary-age program. Mon. Fri., Jun. 1 Aug. 22.
Positive attitude, compassionate attitude, self-disci-
plined with strong work ethics, patient and energetic.
We are looking for an overall team player who also
possesses one special education experience or rec-
reational skill to share and teach. Drug-free work-
place. Salary range $5.75 to $6.75 hr. Contact
Diana, Anna Maria Island Community Center, (941)
778-1908, fax 778-9511
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/orjournalism major a necessity.
Please submit resume by fax, mail or email. FAX:
(941) 778-9392. Mail: 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217. Email: email@example.com
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
AMERICAN FREEWAY 100, Start your own
home-based business. $100 binary. Travel, nutrition,
tele-card. Earn extra $ at home. Call 778-0030.
VIEWS priced at only
$235,000. Shows like a
S model. Elevated 3BR/
"l i2BA with screened
deck. Call Sandy
Greiner or Barb Turner.
WALK TO BEACH 2BR/2BA home, enclosed.lanai with
sunny 1BR apartment. Excellent condition. 100 x 100 lot, nice
landscape, turnkey-furnished. $169,900. Yvonne Higgins.
FABULOUS VIEWS ARE YOURS from this 2BR/2BA
condo. Large lanai. Overlooks lake and clubhouse.
Pool, tennis and more! $101,900 turnkey-furnished. Call
A KEY ROYALE GEM! Spacious-2BR/2BA plus den. Large
kitchen, Florida room. Easy access to bay and Gulf. Dock and
davits. It's a beauty! $215,000. Call Karen Schroder.
LESS THAN 1/2 BLOCK to the Gulf or bay. Hardly lived
in elevated home with too many upgrades to list here. Call
Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
SOpposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
Let 24 Years of Experience and
Full Real Estate Service Help You!
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.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor
repairs and maintenance in your driveway. For
estimate or appointment call 778-0373.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage clean-
ing, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon at 320-5662.
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.
HOUSESITTER Christian Retired Widow available
anytime. Longboat Key and Holmes Beach area.
References available upon request. 770-948-4998.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
NEIMILLER'S CLEANING SERVICE home, condo,
office. Free estimates. Also carpet cleaning. (941)
727-8651; beeper 714-1108.
GET LOVE BUG protection for your car with an
acrylic polish. We're mobile. 778-5215.
TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM Tampa Airport
anytime. Call 778-4529.
4BR/2BA Hardwood Floors Pool
4-car Garage New Roof
Call Tom Nelson or Richard Freeman
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A 2-story 4-unit Spanish style building with lots of $279,000
design options. 2,740 sq. ft. 2 full baths up, 2 half .
baths down. Up currently office and custodial suite; A l
down currently retail. Parks nine. $340,000. -Ce i us,_'
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CLOSE TO BEACHES, walk to Beer Can Island North
Longboat Key. 2BR/2B unit. Close to shopping, Longboat
Pass and Art Center. $119,000. Bob Burnett, 383-5502.
BIMINI BAY POOL HOME. Sailboat water, dock, great views.
Fireplace, 3BR/3-1/2B, den, great room, beautiful kitchen.
Oversized garage. $599,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929 or
Julie Desear, 794-3041. R20386
MAGNIFICENT SUNSETS. Custord
4-5BR/4B bayfront estate on sailboat
water. Gourmet kitchen, two fireplaces,
elegant master suite. Pool, Jacuzzi, dock
and davits, tennis court. Very private.
$895,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319
NORTH LONGBOAT KEY. Dramatic
waterfront, contemporary design with multiple
entertainment areas, chefs kitchen. Flower-
ing gardens, huge caged pool with waterfall.
Deep water dock, tennis. $949,000. Jenifer
Schwell, 383-3209. P67967
COMMERCIAL LOT zoned C2, 1001 +/-
frontage on Westside of Gulf Drive in busy
downtown location of Holmes Beach. Will
support retail, restaurant or professional.
$180,000. Anne Miller, 792-6475. L13843
MAGNIRCENT Longboat Key Club condominium. Wraparound
balcony, split plan, 2BR/2B, marble flooring. Masterful design,
elegantly furnished. View of sunsets, Sarasota Bay, city
skylights. $475,000, Van Bourgois, 778-6654. C21702
BOATING WATER in Anna Maria. 2BR/2B immaculate home
with great water view. Large screened pool and lanai. Low
maintenance yard, fruit trees, wood deck. Quiet cul-de-sac
neighborhood. $215,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R20195
FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on a
private and secluded street. Cleared and
ready to build on. $195,000. Elena
Granger 792-0021. L17589
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Available properties by the week
or by the month from Anna Maria
Island to Venice. Call one of our
rental and resort specialists.
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Anna Maria Island Centre Shops
LAST AFFORDABLE NEW HOME on
Riverview Blvd. 4BR/3B, formal dining
and living room, coral fireplace, tile
throughout, Master bath with marble
tub. Luxurious landscaping. $249,900.
Van Bourgais, 778-1749. R19079
HIGH STANDARDS AND EXQUISITE
TASTE is reflected throughout this custom-
built home. Located on the golf course. Enjoy
the views from large screened lanai.
$459,900. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929, R16442
ELEGANT RIVERFRONT RESIDENCE.
5BR pool home. Oak floors, family room,
formal dining room, guest quarters above
garage. Screened brick porch overlooks
pool. 164' On Manatee River. 1.1 +/- acres.
$950,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R14856
f7 P &A KtRALIUI.
CANALFRONT LARGE LOT Seawall, davits. 2 or 3BR,
fireplace, family room, two-car garage, newly painted
exterior. Over 1,800 sq. ft. Custom-built; original owner.
PANORAMIC VIEW OF BAY AND SUNRISES enchant
one while fawn and fauna enhance this 2BR/2BA, direct
bayfront. Pool. 2-car carport and many extras. $119,995.
OWNER WANTS OFFERS.
FIRST HOME BUYERS AND RETIREES ALIKE will ap-
preciate this 3BR/2BA home in a popular west
Bradenton area. 2-car garage, workroom. Walk to
schools, churches and shopping. $89,900.
PALMA SOLA BAY is one-half block away. Caged pool
with this well-maintained 3BR/2BA home. Two-car
garage, family room, fireplace. Quiet cul-de-sac street.
All for $139,000. GREAT VALUE!
GULF FRONT 22-UNIT APARTMENT MOTEL 110' of
white sandy beach front plus "private beach". Heated pool,
recent improvements. If you are a serious buyer, compare
and you will own this "one of a kind" value. $1,995,000.
5351 Gulf Drive 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
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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.
TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING! Homes, offices or
seasonal rentals. Dolphin Cleaning and Mainte-
DOLPHIN PRE-SCHOOL Prepare your child for kin-
dergarten. Available places for ages 18 months
through 6 years. Waiting list for infants and toddlers.
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
LAWN CUTTING most lawns $15 $20. Call for free
"GENTLE GARDNER" will weed, plant, manicure
and water your garden with gentle perfection. Call
Barbara at 778-6110.
COMPLETE LAWN SERVICE many Island
references. Call 778-1567. Frank Stork or Tom
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
PAINTING AND STAINING Interior/exterior, reason-
able rates. Also power washing. Licensed and bonded,
insured. Free estimates. 792-4882, ask for Joe.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
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.
CHARMING REMODELED old Florida cottage in
Anna Maria. 2BR/1BA, large tropical garden, non-
smoking. 309 Pine Ave. $750 mo. Gulf-Bay Realty
ELEGANT 2BR/2BA unit, steps to beach. Large
deck, tropical landscaping. Come and see. $800 mo.
Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
ANNUAL RENTAL CHARMING 2BR/1BA home,
close to beach, unfurnished. $750 mo. plus utilities.
1st, last, security. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.
CHARMING HOLMES BEACH apartment. 2BR/1BA
with bay view and washer/dryer hookup. Annual
$675 mo. 795-7805.
FURNISHED 2BR WATERFRONT villa. Fantastic
view. $700 mo. Mid May through Dec. Call Steve,
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview between
bridges. Walk to beach, restaurants, etc. Lovely,
cozy, quiet area. First-floor, fully furnished, 2BR -
May. Dec. Also 1BR, 1998 winter. No smoking or
pets. (941) 778-7107.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND seasonal or monthly rental.
Gorgeous, totally remodeled canalfront with dock.
Short 1 + block walk to beach. 3BR/2BA with large,
sunny Florida room for entertaining. Five different fruit
trees in yard. Available Sept. through Dec. Call (941)
688-9281 or (941) 683-4703.
GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE 3BR/2BA furnished,
great view, 2-car garage, 2-story. May., Jun., July, Aug.,
Sept. month or week. (813) 949-0104, 225-1500.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
VACATION RENTALS 1 & 2BR apartments, turnkey,
across from beach. $234 and $294- wk. Almost Beach
Apartments, (941) 778-2374.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 1 & 2BR, nicely fur-
nished, close to beach and shopping. View of Gulf.
Weekly or monthly. 778-4368.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA, large screened
porch, close to beach. Professional person, no dogs
or children. Phone 778-4010.
AVAILABLE NOV. 1 MAY 1 Own her's personal 2BR/
2.5BA townhouse with pool, across from beach with
view of Gulf. Covered parking. No smokers or pets.
$1,500 mo plus utilities and security deposit. Refer-
ences required. (941) 778-1221.
2BR/2BA ANNUAL elevated, quiet, Holmes Beach du-
plex. Screened lanai, washer/dryer, dishwasher, car-
port, walk to beach. $650.1st, last, security. 362-0737.
2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE condo. Clean, beautifully
updated with pool, near beach. Washer/dryer, cable,
VCR. $550 wk. through Dec. 778-0510.
SPACIOUS CLEAN AND BRIGHT 2BR/28A in quiet
area near beach. All amenities. $700 mo. through
2BR/2BA APARTMENT one block to beach. $625
mo., last, $350 security includes water and garbage.
No pets. 778-0405, 778-1259 after 4.
DUPLEX 2BR/1BA annual rental, Anna Maria.
HOLMES BEACH APARTMENT 2BR/1BA, large
deck, new kitchen, very clean, no pets. 1st, last, se-
curity. $750 mo. Phone 794-2947.
SUMMER RENTAL one block from Gulf. North end,
2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, cable. $1,200 mo. plus
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, excellent loca-
tion, all new furnishings. Totally equipped; phone,
cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel, fish at your front
door. Walk to local shops, restaurants. $69 day, $450
wk., $1,600 mo. Bay Side Inn. (941) 778-1322.
STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes Beach. Furnished,
private. Eight month lease. $450 mo. Phone 779-2023.
SUMMER RENTAL May 15 Sept. 15. Cute beach
cottage in Holmes Beach. 1 BR, fully furnished, pool,
cable, quiet area, no pets. $600 mo. 778-7987.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY Easy walk to beach. Very quiet.
From $450 wk. Yvonne HIggins, Re/Max Gulfstream,
778-7777 or (800) 318-5752.
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comfort by renting my central London studio flat.
Fully equipped, 5 minutes to subway, beautiful
views over picturesque garden square. Call
Denise at 779-2229.
BEST GULFVIEWS exclusive area, unique home.
3BR/2BA top master's suite, decks, patio, tropical
gardens, beautifully furnished. $3,500 mo., $1,200
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEWS dead end street along
Gulf. 2BR stilt cottage, quaint, quiet, cozy. Nicely
furnished, washer, dryer, cable. $550 mo. 778-0990.
AVAILABLE JUNE 1 1BR furnished mobile home.
Sandpiper resort overlooking the bay. Short walk to
beautiful sandy beach. $650 mo. (613) 820-9121.
GULFVIEW HOME Very nice 2BR/1BA, fully
furnished, fenced yard. Lease through Dec. $700
mo. Will consider annual. 778-1567.
ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious, bright, 2BR upstairs
apartment near Beach House restaurant. $650 mo.,
1st, last, security. Partial furniture or not. References
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Screened
room, garage, washer/dryer hookups, nice quiet
area. No pets. $695 mo. annual. 776-1789.
MINI VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount either Sun.
- Wed. or Mon. Thur. Two people/4nights from $135.
Kitchens. 500 ft. to beach. Free bikes. Haley's Motel &
Resort Complex, 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.
WATERFRONT LONGBOAT KEY Deep water
canal, 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.
WANTED DUPLEX house or condo. Serious buyer
seeking on Anna Maria Island. Call 516-589-3943 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Principals only.
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-person spa, 3 decks, cathedral ceiling, white wood
floors, custom black & white carpet and tile, all on beau-
tiful 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.
NEW 3BR/2BA KEY-WEST STYLE home under
construction. 1,860 sq. ft. living. By builders. 510
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. $249,900. 778-2316.
SUNNY MORNING, LOVELY SUNSETS Spacious
3BR condo at Perico Bay. Easy to see. $159,900.
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfsteam, 778-7777.
MOBILE HOME land owned. $100 mo. fees, 2BR/
2BA furnished. Only $59,900. Palma Sola Shores
Park. Call Marilyn Trevethon, Island Real Estate,
PERICO BAY CLUB Call your Perico specialist for
price reductions and all listings. Call Marilyn
Trevethon, Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
POPULAR KEY-WEST STYLE elevated home,
200 yards from beach. Drive by 2918 Avenue C.
Call 778-0812 for private showing. $149,000.
2BR LARGE GULFFRONT home. Available weekly
or monthly. Coldwell Banker Residential Real
Estate, Inc. (941) 778-9611.
NEW 3BR/2BA STILT HOME with garage near best
beach and pier. $224,900. Reach Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA with pool and large ga-
rage. $279,000. Reach Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S finest Gulffront home. 270' x
100' walled-in 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!
$108,500. Reach Richard Freeman, Island Real
FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY zoned residential/re-
tail building on 52' x 145' lot. $179,000. Reach Ri-
chard 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 lo-
cations. Great history! Reach Richard Freeman, Is-
land 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.
IMMACULATE! Holmes Beach home in mint condi-
tion! 2BR, garage and room for a pool or to expand.
$159,900. Reach Richard Freeman, Island Real
FRANKLIN N.C. Enjoy cool summer days, beautiful
setting, 2BR/1BA, fireplace, two duplex cottages,
pool. Great for winter and summer. Asking
$105,000. Call (813) 915-3461.
JUST LISTED West Bay Point & Moorings Phase III.
2BR/2BA condo, end unit, turnkey, mint condition.
Best buy at $139,000. 779-1510.
SPACIOUS HOME west of Gulf Dr. only steps to the
beach. 3BR/2.5BA plus den, fireplace, four decks,
workshop and extra parking for RV or boat. A bonus
2BR rental apartment brings in $800 mo. toward the
payment. Call for details. Sandy Greiner/Barb
Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
AS LITTLE AS $585 down could get you in a home
of your own. Give us a call and let us know why you
are still paying rent. Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner,
Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
DELIGHTFULLY DIFFERENT floor plan in this 3BR pool
home in Palma Sola area. Only $149,900. Call Sandy
Greiner/Barb Tumer, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
3BR/2BA AND 2BR/2BA homes with garages in
Holmes Beach under $110,000. Call us: Sandy
Greiner/Barb Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
ELEVATED 3BR/2BA home with hot tub. Walk to
beach. 260 S. Harbor. $219,950. Call Mary Ann
Schmidt, Coldwell Banker, 778-2261.
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LOCATION IS EVERYTHING
BY MANNY NOSOWSKY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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20 "Enemies, A
21 De -- hotel
22 Prismatic, as a
24 Early comic
26 Without means
27 With 30-Across,
where to find a
29 Big snowfall
30 See 27-Across
32 One way to get
34 Like Jack
36 They roll on a
38 Old White
41 Flake off
43 Nice 'n Easy
46 Northern capital
47 Friend for Rover
48 Mad as a hornet
49 Lose forward 105 Lt.'s inferior
momentum 106 See 116-Across
51 Jack Mercer 109 Lecherlike
supplied his III Drops
voice 116 With 106-Across,
53 Kind of phrase said with
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55 With 63-Across, 117 Bonelike
pretty good 120 Revolutionary
58 "- coffee?" turned politico
59 African ranger 122 Thrust forward
63 See 55-Across 123 Noble
65 "-- It Kinda 124 Diisseldorf
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66 PBS supplier 125 Exhaust
68 Most blue? 126 Is of value,
70 Gil Blas's creator colloquially
72 Emergency room 127 Name in book
cases, for short publishing since
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you" (start of a 128 Having no spark
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93 Way up a hill 9 Wounds with
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poetically 10 Wounds
95 Warm, so to 11 Words to live by
speak 12 Democrat's
98 Livestock feed opponent?
99 Medley 13 Astaire and
100 French surname Rogers, e.g.
start 14 O.K.'d: Abbr.
101 "I've heard 15 Willy Wonka
103 Some speech 16 Jai--
sounds 17 Platy propellers
18 Don Juan's
27 North of
30 Book after
31 Pound sound
32 Call to attention
33 Hello, of sorts
35 Year in Edward
37 Fire damage
38 See 39-Down
39 With 38-Down,
40 Puts forth
42 Judge to be
44 King Harald's
50 Opening for a
52 Linguist Mario
56 Mantel piece
57 Cousin of
62 Many years
63 NATO capital
64 Oriole's origin
66 Allegedly at fault
67 With 3-Down,
features of some
69 F.C.C. concerns:
71 Comics cry
74 Gray of "Gray's
76 Jocular suffix
78 "- each life
83 Puffed up
84 God offended by
86 Clothes line
88 Take the grand
89 "The Bell Jar"
92 Gets rid of, as
97 It's added to the
104 Parlor piece
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ANNA MARIA CANAL HOME
3BR/3BA turnkey-furnished, updated home with
dock, bathhouse and lift. Entertain on the caged
lanai with 16 x 30 heated pool. Open design with den
and family room. Big two-car garage and workshop.
$375,000. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
GULF TO BAY COMMUNITY
Lovely 2BR/1BA first-floor unit in friendly Island
community. Includes clubhouse, heated pool, private
fishing pier and Gulf access. $87,500. Call Susan
WALK TO THE BEACH
Key-West style home with 3BR/2BA and great room.
Vaulted ceiling, enclosed garage area. $219,950. Call
Mary Ann Schmidt or Helen White.
SOUTH LONGBOAT KEY
ON GULF OF MEXICO
Privateer North behind gate of Longboat Key Club.
Security, pool, tennis, directly on wide sandy
walking beach, close to St. Armand's Circle.
$259.000. Call Rose Schnoerr
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE
Across from Gulf beaches, townhouse with 3BR/
2BA and a double-car garage with bonus room.
Newer Berber carpeting and fully furnished.
$159,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt or Helen White.
MAJESTIC BAY VIEW
FROM PRIVATE BALCONY
2BR/2BA condo. Walk to beach and shopping. The
allure of the sunrises over the bay can be viewed from
your screened balcony. $103,900. Call Tony Tiberini.
PATIO HOME HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
New custom-built villa, 2BD/2BA plus den. Ceramic Good income property and excellent lot for future
tile throughout. Upgraded appliances and lighting, building. Close to schools, shopping and three blocks to
In-ground pool with waterfall. $189,900. Call Mary beach. One side has a fireplace in living room. The
Ann Schmidt or Helen White. other is a 2BR/2BA. $139,900 Call Bob or Lu Rhoden.
FROM BED TO BOAT IN FIVE MINUTES AFFORDABLE, PICTURE-PERFECT SETTING PERICO BAY CLUB
Dock your boat behind this lovely 4BR/3BA home CHOICE NORTHWEST LOCATION ON THE LAKE Beautiful KINGFISHER unit 2BR/2BA. Water view
on a saltwater canal. Don't build. Move in now! Great 3BR/2BA split-plan home with large yard and Privacy, spacious rooms, cul-de-sac, 2708 sq. ft., from all the rooms. Everything shows like new. Close
Save $$$ Caged heated pool and spa. $269,900. Call caged solar heated pool. Two-car garage, new A/C, invisible pet fence, 3BR/3BA with office, Good for to pool. One-car covered parking and one assigned.
Bob or Penny Hall. lots of charm. Walk to Steward and King schools. growing family. Easy access to 1-75. $176,500. Call $109,500. Call Rose Schnoerr.
$115,900. Call Susan Hollywood. Bob or Penny Hall.
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