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Cell tower resolution tabled for 60 days
By Pat Copeland
Hold the phone, said opponents of a proposed cel-
lular phone tower to be constructed at Smith Realtors.
Holmes Beach commissioners listened and last
week tabled a resolution to approve a special exception
for the tower. The move gives commissioners 60 days
to decide whether to place a moratorium on the con-
struction of cellular towers in the city.
By Bonner Presswood
Seemingly desperate for solutions to what Anna
Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard termed the "worst traf-
fic congestion" he's ever seen during the 1997 tourist
season, the Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion hosted a bevy of transit experts and planners at its
meeting May 12.
ITPO members were searching for ideas, from trol-
leys to trams, shuttles to rail cars and at the same time
seeking funding and assistance from any available
Shumard advocated a tram system, similar to
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Connie Drescher
focused on shuttle service from 75th Street at Manatee
Avenue and Cortez including an "express lane" and
quick access onto the bridges for buses only. Car oc-
cupants would see the bus scooting right along and
consider riding the shuttle on the next beach trip, she
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner brought
up a suggestion for a "bus and bike" plan centered at
the Manatee County Public
Beach. He envisioned bus riders
being issued bicycle vouchers A trolley was i
and a bicycle to further briefly, several
traverse the Island.
The discussion was led by paid for in pan
Bob Herrington, senior planner grant. However
for the Sarasota/Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organiza- was rejected it
tion. Also attending were Fred objections frol
Loveland, director of the Mana- Key. Trolleys I
tee County Community Ser-
vices Department, Carl Gaites, operated betwe
Manatee County Area Transit end of the Isla
division manager, Peter Gajdjis,
chief planning engineer for
MCAT;, and Richard Dreyer, Florida Department of
Transportation District 1 transit program administrator.
ITPO and the planners discussed other projects in
the state including a successful trolley program at Ft.
Myers Beach, a failed shuttle plan for Siesta Key and
an overly popular "free" bike program in downtown
They also discussed a failed project from three
years ago for a Manatee/Sarasota beach trolley service.
Shumard held up his hands and asked who could
help devise a plan.
Loveland reminded ITPO members of the outcome
of the trolley service that his department coordinated
in 1993. The project was funded, approved and finally
came back to the Island cities for shared funding. "The
Island cities came up with -" Loveland said, gestur-
ing a big zero. "Longboat Key was non-supportive," he
That's what killed the project, he said.
Shumard said he was sure the situation would be
different this go-round. Drescher said, "The attitude for
However, GTE's attorney William F. Davenport
warned, "You can't string it out forever more. Fish
or cut bait."
Davenport referred to the Federal Communications
Act of 1996 which requires a state or local government
to "place or construct or modify personal wireless fa-
cilities within a reasonable time."
GTE has been looking for a site for two years and
this is the third site considered.
Commission Chairman Don Maloney asked for a
moratorium until commissioners can study the tele-
communications act and related information they re-
ceived at a recent county workshop on the subject.
"This is not a rejection of the proposed tower but
some assurance that we'll all be happy with the final
decision," he explained. "I believe the present code
PLEASE SEE CELL TOWER, PAGE 5
Bird of paradise beautifies Island
This multi-hued Bird of Paradise is aglow with color,
lander Photo: Edna Tiemann
for dollars is different now," with VanWagoner nod-
In April 1993, Holmes Beach Commissioner Carol
Whitmore and Anna Maria Commissioner George
McKay drafted a resolution to the
MPO for a "park & ride" trolley
planned, service on Manatee Avenue and
years ago, Cortez Road in Bradenton and at
y g, Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota.
by a DOT At that time, the trolley had
r, the grant been the subject of four years of
part due to discussion that led ultimately to
rejection of the DOT grant for the
i Longboat multi-island trolley system by the
would have Manatee County Commission in
en the north March 1994.
The grant would have pro-
id and Lido. vided about $2 million in funds
to pay for much of the cost of the
buses and for maintenance for the
three-year pilot project. The grant would have been
jointly administered by Manatee and Sarasota Coun-
Six trolleys were to operate between the north end
of Anna Maria Island south to Lido Key in Sarasota.
The trolleys originally would have operated at no
charge to passengers with fee increases in increments.
Although originally suggested by Longboat Key
officials, the project met with great controversy when
that island community passed a number of resolutions
objecting to the trolleys for fear the plan would add to
traffic congestion on the Key.
Manatee County commissioners then said they had
no funds for the project but later offered $30,000 in
county money to pay for the project, with the Island
communities to pay another $30,000. Island leaders
balked at the suggestion, complaining that no other
communities in Manatee County were asked to subsi-
dize a mass transit system.
Dreyer told ITPO and Manatee County represen-
tatives at the meeting that he was certain money could
a harbinger that spring has indeed sprung. Is-
be found to fund the project with a third from the fed-
eral government, a third from the state and a third from
"There are always strings attached," Dryer re-
minded the ITPO, and after three years the project
would have to be sustained with other funds or local
Loveland agreed that funding opportunities would
exist but stressed other areas of the county are com-
pletely without transit service.
As the area coordinating agency, MCAT and
Manatee County must make the application but
Loveland said that decision must by made the county
commissioners. He urged ITPO representatives to act
quickly to request approval from the commission for
his department to begin the application process which
has a deadline of June 1 for July 1998 funding.
All three ITPO representatives will return to their
respective commissions for approval to proceed with
the request to the county.
Herrington suggested ITPO representatives take an
active part in the current Transit Task Force.
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
MAY 14, 1997
" rj PAGE 2 0 MAY 14, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
City may set policy for use of field
By Pat Copeland
Due to increasing requests for use of the field be-
hind city hall, the Holmes Beach Commission may set
guidelines for its use.
"We're still getting requests for use of this property
by art groups that are outside this community," Mayor
Bob VanWagoner said last week. "I've told our [Is-
land] art groups if we start getting too many of those,
they have the first priority. A lot of things are happen-
ing on that property and I'm getting uncomfortable
about it. We need to have a workshop and lay out a
policy, otherwise I'm going to start turning down some
of these requests."
VanWagoner said the city also received a letter
from Hugh Holmes Sr., stating his disfavor for storage
of the Privateers' boat-float or placement of Coast
Guard auxiliary classrooms on the property.
The property was deeded to the city by John
Holmes Sr., Karl F. Karel and Frank B. Giles. Accord-
ing to the city attorney, the property must be used for
public purpose or it reverts to the heirs of the grantors.
The city had offered to allow the Privateers to
store their boat-float and other equipment at city
hall, after they ran afoul of city codes by storing it
on a corner lot at Clark Lane and Clark Drive. The
commission had also entertained a request from the
Coast Guard Auxiliary to erect two portable class-
rooms on the property.
In his letter Holmes said the commission's.impres-
sion that the usage of the property is subject to the ap-
proval of the heirs of the grantors is misleading.
"To set the record straight, the grantors of the prop-
erty envisioned an attractive and functional administra-
tive complex, to be used for administrative offices,
police department, building and public works depart-
ment, etc.," Holmes wrote. "Also a meeting room to
be available for organizations within the city to hold
meetings, classes, etc. The balance of the property is to
be used for parks and recreational purposes and the area
to be landscaped accordingly."
Holmes said both the library and the fire station are
usages he felt confident would have been welcomed by
the grantors and "both entities have built attractive,
well landscaped and well maintained buildings on the
property and are an asset to the community."
However, he noted, "The city itself, I regret to say,
has not been an asset to the area."
Holmes said commissioners should review all re-
quests for usage of the property and if they feel the
usages do not meet the intent of the grantors, the re-
quests should be denied. He further noted that "all re-
quests that are for private monetary gain, rather than
community benefits, should be denied."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I MAY 14, 1997 PAGE 3 KI
Trio rescued after two days adrift in Gulf
What began as a brief sail turned into a two-day or-
deal for three people last week. And without the sharp
eye of a Bradenton Beach police officer, the ordeal
could have been much, much worse.
Three Bradenton people floated in the Gulf of
Mexico for more than two days after their 18-foot cata-
maran flipped and the mast snapped May 4. They were
rescued after Officer Chuck Sloan noticed their car had
been parked for too long at the Coquina Beach boat
ramp and alerted the Coast Guard, which retrieved the
trio 23 miles out.
John Kloss, Deborah Woods and Sue Klein suf-
fered from dehydration, hypothermia and skin condi-
tions. They were treated and released at St.
Petersburg's Bayfront Medical Center.
After lunch at the Beach House in Bradenton Beach
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A birthday for the birds
Charlie Grace had a shock when he went outside to get his newspaper last week and it wasn't because of
the headlines. Grace, who doubles as Bradenton Beach vice mayor, found a full flock of pink plastic flamingos
on his front yard as a birthday celebration from a friend. By the way, the flamingos are part of the services
offered by Flamingos At Large, a company in Bradenton that specializes in what it calls "personalized yard
displays." Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Sunday, the three set out for an afternoon sail. Shortly after
getting in the Gulf, though, an unexpected gust of wind
overturned the sailboat, snapping the mast.
Without water, flares or a radio, they were at the
mercy of the current and wind. And since the three are
single and live alone, no one knew where they were.
Sunday turned into Monday. At about 2 p.m. Tues-
day, Sloan's curiosity was piqued by Kloss' car at the
boat ramp. He alerted Coast Guard Station Cortez of a
possible boating problem. After about a one-hour
search, a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the overturned
sailboat and rescued the three.
Anna Maria City
5/15, 1 p.m., Commission meeting,
5/19, 6 p.m., Citizens' Advisory Task Force,
Tingley Memorial Library,
111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
5/15, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
5/20, 6 p.m., Police department vehicle
and boat display
5/20, 7 p.m., Commission work session
5/16, 10:30 a.m., Manatee County Parks and
Recreation, G.T. Bray Administrative Building,
Bradenton (discussion of
Holmes Beach ball field).
5/17, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic Asso-
ciation, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
5/19, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropoli-
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II PAGE 4 M MAY 14, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Residents given last chance to save property
By Pat Copeland
A pristine piece of property adjacent to DeSoto
National Memorial has been given a reprieve by the
Manatee County Commission.
The property was slated for development, but af-
ter hearing the impassioned pleas of residents to pur-
chase and preserve it, commissioners listened. With the
blessing of developer Tom Mannausa, they voted last
week to give residents two weeks to raise enough funds
to help secure a purchase.
"I'm thrilled with the commission's decision,"
Barbara Goodman, the memorial's superintendent,
said. "I'm pleased that the developer was willing to
give us time to pursue a public sector acquisition. It's
great that he recognizes how important the site is to the
County Administrator Ernie Padgett said the
county cannot do it alone and residents must make a
serious effort to raise enough funds to participate in the
"If we are able to get enough participation from
different entities so the county would not have to carry
an unreasonable burden, we may be able to do it," he
The nine acres is home to butterfly orchids, gopher
tortoises, indigo snakes, Indian middens, a natural
spring and contains six habitats coastal stream,
sandy beach, mangrove swamp, mixed wetland hard-
woods, sand pine/xeric oak and temperate hardwoods.
The property is owned by the Catholic Diocese of
Venice. Mannausa Development of Sarasota has the
first option to buy it and was planning to build 15 up-
scale homes. Commissioners were in the process of
developing a list of stipulations on the project includ-
ing preserving the Indian middens, protecting the go-
pher tortoises and protecting any significant archaeo-
How did it get this far?
The property was purchased by the diocese in 1958
because of its ties to early Spanish explorers. Two
years ago park officials were made aware that the dio-
cese wanted to sell the majority of the land because of
The diocese plans to retain a 150-foot section of the
A path leads through the church's property adjacent
to DeSoto Memorial. The nine acres, which is home
to threatened plant and animal species as well as the
site of Indian middens, was slated to become an
upscale development of 15 homes. Islander Photo:
The diocese plans to retain a 150-foot section of the property between the memorial grounds and the pro-
posed development. The section contains a 60-foot-high white, steel cross honoring early Catholic missionar-
ies. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
To help with the project
or make a contribution
Contact Pierre Ficheroulle, chair of Friends
of Riverview Pointe, at 746-5581.
Pledge cards are available at The Islander
Bystander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Make checks payable to Manatee County/
Riverview Trust and send to R.B. "Chips" Shore,
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Attn: Riverview Trust,
P.O. Box 1000, Bradenton, FL 34206.
Attend a fundraiser at DeSoto National Me-
morial, 75th Street NW, Bradenton, on May 17
from 4 to 7 p.m. Needed are volunteers, restau-
rants willing to contribute food or services and
entertainers. Call Barbara Goodman, 792-0458.
The next meeting for the Friends of
Riverview Pointe is scheduled for Thursday, May
14, 7 p.m. at the county commission chambers in
the county administration building, Bradenton.
property between the memorial grounds and the pro-
posed development. The section contains a white, 60-
foot-high steel cross honoring early Catholic mission-
Goodman mounted efforts to raise enough
money to add the parcel to the park property last
year. The diocese agreed to take the property off the
market to give park officials time to explore grants
and state and local funding to meet the $1.5 million
Park officials want the land to remain in its natu-
ral state but legislation prevents a direct purchase by
the park service. The land may be purchased by the
state, county or other agency and administered by
the park, or the park service may receive funds, such
as donations or grants, to purchase the land.
Goodman explored a grant from the Florida Com-
munities Trust, but it required a match. The county
commission said it would support the application but
could not provide the matching funds.
Goodman's efforts also attracted the attention of
the Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit organi-
zation that aids groups in purchasing land for preser-
vation. The group was willing to front the money for
the purchase but wanted some assurance it would be
Both efforts fell through and no local community
group took up the cause, Goodman said.
"There were citizens who were interested in pre-
serving the property, but they were not willing to take
on the issue and charge forward with a major fund
raiser," Goodman explained. "We were hoping that
would happen. When our time was up, the church en-
tered into a contract with the developer."
Charlie Hunsicker, of the county's environmental
department, said that a year ago the county was work-
ing with the park service to acquire the property. How-
ever, the county was also involved in preserving 1,700
acres of the watershed near Duette, 4,000 acres on
Terra Ceia, three acres on Emerson Point and 8,500
acres on Lake Manatee. The diocese's property fell by
"All were on the plate and it was full from our per-
spective," he explained. "Now I believe because of our
strong comprehensive plan we would have a good
chance if we chose to pursue support from Florida
. Communities Trust. The state has a strong interest in
this property, and the Trust for Public Lands has ex-
pressed a desire to help."
The people speak
At a commission meeting April 28, a dozen resi-
dents spoke in favor of preserving the property.
"These families that were here 1,000 to 2,000
years ago deserve respect," stressed Mark Madrid,
information director for the American Indian Move-
ment. "In 100 years will they build a condominium
or golf course on the graves of your grandparents?
What kind of society do we want to make? Consider
the message you are sending to your children and
grandchildren. These people can't speak any more,
only we can speak for them."
Madrid was referring to the Indian middens on the
property. Several other speakers were also concerned
about preserving the middens, which straddle three of
the proposed lots.
Goodman explained that no one has determined
whether they are burial, kitchen or another type of
middens. She said when archaeologists surveyed the
memorial recently, no human remains were found. A
consultant reported no human remains were found on
the property to be developed.
"It's the Indians' belief that if there are kitchen
middens, there will be graves nearby," she explained.
"It's one of those things like the question of whether
DeSoto landed here. We think he did but we lack the
ability to prove or disprove it."
"People never expected it to reach this point and
are upset for not having acted sooner to stop it," said
another resident. "We were too naive and now we're
desperate. Please help us save this site from develop-
After the May 6 reprieve, Commissioner Stan
Stephens noted, "Here's an opportunity for all those
organizations and people who are concerned and inter-
ested to come to the table and come now."
Stephens said commissioners should consider the
tax dollars that will be lost if the land is not developed.
"You have to look at it in perspective," Commis-
sioner Joe McClash replied. "In the last few years we
have been blessed with an enormous amount of growth
and an increase in the tax base. We can't be close
minded. Some assets are priceless."
Commissioners will make a final decision on pur-
chasing the property on May 20.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 14, 1997 M PAGE 5 BII
... and pledges
County Administrator Ernie Padgett joked that
he should have worn a tuxedo at Thursday's meeting
of citizens rallying to help purchase property adja-
cent to DeSoto National Memorial.
As Padgett detailed the background of the prop-
erty, pledges written on slips of paper began flowing
to the front of the room. Assistant County Adminis-
trator Dave Rothfuss quickly had pledge cards made
and distributed to the nearly 100 county residents at-
tending the meeting.
Pledges ranged from $10,000 to $10 and added
up to $30,000 by the end of the meeting. Pledges to
date are $38,365.
"If this property is not acquired by the state or
local government, it will be developed and it can be
developed under the property rights law," Padgett
said. "To pull this off will be difficult. A lot will have
Padgett said county staff has contacted the
Southwest Florida Water Management District, the
Trust for Public Lands and the Florida Communities
Trust about helping the county make the purchase
and the results are encouraging.
The Florida Communities Trust is a grant program
that will provide up to 70 percent of the appraised value
of a property. The county can apply for the grant in
August or September and will know in January 1998 if
the funds will be awarded to the project.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
permits such a tower at Smith Realtors."
City Attorney Patricia Petruff had prepared a draft
resolution to impose the moratorium but told commis-
sioners that it can't be adopted as an emergency ordi-
nance because it affects land use. The requirements
include advertising and two public hearings.
Commissioner Ron Robinson took commissioners
to task for delaying the vote on the resolution.
"I think I gave ample time and consideration to all the
information I heard," he said. "I think we've done what
we should have. A moratorium is a good way to shirk our
begin to roll in
The Trust for Public Land is a national group
that purchases significant properties that are endan-
gered by development and is then reimbursed by
state or local government. If the organization bought
the property now, the county could reimburse it with
the grant funds.
Because the grant is not a sure thing, the county
must line up several options for the purchase. These
include a combination of public, private, county and
other grant funds.
Residents at the meeting quickly formed a group
with Pierre Ficheroulle as chairman. Groups will tar-
get neighborhoods, businesses and others for dona-
tions. One resident volunteered to make flyers to
post throughout the county, while others took pledge
cards to distribute. Barbara Goodman, superinten-
dent of DeSoto National Memorial, volunteered to
organize a fund-raiser.
On Friday Padgett met with developer Tom
Mannausa and announced that the purchase price is
$1.8 million. He said the county will have the ap-
praised value of the property by May 14.
County commissioners plan to pass a resolution
May 13 to establish a trust account for the donations.
All donations will be returned if the public effort to
purchase the property is not successful.
"We'll see what a group of people can accomplish
when they put their voices together," Goodman said.
responsibilities and not get anybody mad at us."
Mayor Bob VanWagoner said the city may want to
work with the county and other municipalities on a
countywide plan for siting cellular towers.
Commissioner Luke Courtney-asked about the le-
galities of not voting on the resolution. Petruff said
commissioners could delay the vote for 30 or 60 days.
They agreed on the delay and plan to discuss the mora-
torium at the May 20 work session.
Davenport asked if commissioners will reconsider
the resolution if the moratorium is not imposed, and
Petruff said the public hearing can be reopened.
David Levin, the attorney for opponents of the
tower, asked commissioners to instruct Petruff to con-
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recycling dumpsters at city hall removed by June 1.
When the city went to curbside recycling two years
ago, Waste Management agreed to leave the dumpsters
for a year at no charge. This was to give businesses,
motels and condominiums time to make arrangements
for recycling pickup.
Waste Management.recently told the city if the
dumpsters are not removed, the city must begin pay-
ing $140.40 per dump. They are dumped about five
times per month.
Commission to discuss
A-1 density May 20
The Holmes Beach Commission plans to discuss den-
sity in the A-1 district at its work session on May 20.
Earlier in the year moteliers in the A-1 district
asked council to consider adopting an ordinance last
discussed in 1993. The ordinance drafted at that time
defines dwelling units as residential units, which ex-
cludes hotel and motel rooms.
Motels would then be regulated under the concept
of intensity of use rather than density. They would be
controlled by all other regulations such as parking
ground coverage, height and the like. The commission
could also limit the number of units allowed per acre.
The comprehensive plan defines the density in the
district as 10 units per acre, but does not say what kind
of units. The commission has always taken the position
that 10 units per acre included hotels and motels.
Commissioners instructed City Attorney Patricia
Petruff to offer suggestions on how the moteliers' re-
quest could be accomplished.
sider legal issues he raised in two recent letters and
report to council on May 20.
Levin has maintained that the tower is not an essen-
tial service and is inconsistent with the provisions of
the city's land development code. He further main-
tained that cellular communications are not considered
broadcasting because they are not received by the pub-
lic but by private subscribers.
liJ PAGE 6 MAY 14, 1997 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Trams, trolleys, deja vu
Yes, history repeats itself. If you were to go to the
Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach and breeze
through 50 years or so of back issues of the various
Island newspapers, you'd see issue after issue replayed
in the news. Consolidation of the three cities. Consoli-
dation of the police departments. And so on.
None have come up so quickly in succession as the
trolley proposal on the Island deja vu all over again.
The result of a busy tourist season and the result-
ing traffic congestion according to elected officials, the
trolley is back on the front burner as the top alleviator
of all such problems.
Suggestions for solving traffic problems at the re-
cent meeting of Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization, the precursor to the Sarasota/Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization,.ran from absurd to in-
One suggestion was for Anna Maria Island to have a
system of tram cars like those used to move people from
cars in parking lots named Goofy and Minnie at Disney
World to rides and adventure in the Magic Kingdom.
Another suggestion was for rail cars and yes, a
railway to run one end of the Island to the other unim-
peded by auto traffic. We can only imagine the complain-
ing we'd here about the wait in traffic at railroad crossings.
Where would it stop? Where would the station house be?
The other equation of the traffic problem is expe-
diting cars to and from the Island.
ITPO discussion focused for awhile on shuttle ser-
vice from the mainland but nearly all the transit experts
agreed that's a "Pollyanna" concept. They don't know
of a successful shuttle for beachgoers carting along the
usual coolers, umbrellas, blankets, chairs and kids.
A trolley system apparently works just grand in Ft.
Myers and Ft. Myers Beach. Businesses there subsidize
the passenger fares to the tune of about $100,000 a year.
We can relieve some problems with alternatives
such as free airport shuttles to hotels and motels; bikes
at all resorts; free rides from resorts to restaurants -
and readily available cab service for the return.
I Where does all this leave our present Island trolley?
Maybe right where it is as an attraction unto itself, of-
fering narrated tours from the north end of Anna Maria to
St. Armands and Lido and private charters.
The next project to tackle will be funding. In-
creased property taxes versus tourist-driven funding?
At least the trolley suits our community image
better than spiffy trams or streamlined railways.
Heck, if we're going to maintain our ambience,
maybe horse-drawn carriages would be more fitting -
and suit the pace of existing traffic.
Which, by the way, isn't so bad if you do like most
"Islanders" and stay off the roads in season.
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The new city administration building has been very
well publicized, was anticipated, and even though I
personally feel expansion and renovation of the exist-
ing building could be accomplished for far less money,
at least the public has been informed of the plans and
has had an opportunity to respond and voice their opin-
ions on the project.
However, I was shocked to see that an agree-
ment has been reached by the city commission with
Manatee County, providing that the county will be
given 30 years' use and control of the property for
a county sports complex. The city will get nothing
in return but the burden of maintaining this facility.
The $50,000 the county will spend to build the facil-
ity will be for improvements which will be primarily
for the benefit of the county parks and recreation de-
partment and their sports programs. If this program
is discontinued for 30 days, the city will be required
to reimburse the county for their expenditures. It
seems to me that the county has a much better nego-
tiator than the city.
As to the four county soccer clubs using the prop-
erty for their home games, with crowds of several hun-
dred people attending, has the city considered the im-
pact this will have on the adjacent residential areas?
The majority of the residents in the area are retired,
and have invested their savings in their homes in the
area. Should not they have input in the decision-mak-
ing as regards the agreement with county, and the us-
age of this property?
Although lighting of the field is not contemplated
at this time due to lack of funds, I am sure this will be
the next step in the development of this sports complex.
I see no provision in the plans for an area set aside
for stormwater retention, or stormwater drainage. As
we are all aware this area, including the area proposed
for the new city administrative complex, acts as a natu-
ral stormwater retention area during periods of heavy
rain. Will the additional paved parking areas and build-
ings not only add to the storm runoff problems,'but also
eliminate this natural retention area? Will the proper-
ties west of the complex be subject to flooding due to
this new construction?
If the administrative complex is moved to the new
location, the existing complex should be demolished,
and the land restored to properly landscaped areas with
grass, trees, picnic tables, benches and other park-like
uses. This area could then be used by retired persons
and families who are unable, or do not desire to partici-
pate in, the sports activities.
I believe the city should reconsider their plans
for this property prior to the county spending
$50,000 for these improvements. The city should
consult with the residents of the properties which
will be affected by this complex, and be sure the
residents are aware of the impact this sports complex
will have on their lifestyle and property values. This
appears to be another case of "anything is for the
benefit of the community, as long as someone else
pays for it." Please examine what the long term re-
sults could be.
Hugh G. Holmes Sr., Holmes Beach
Blend towers, satellite dishes
into the community
I am writing concerning the proposed cellular
tower at Smith Realtors in Holmes Beach.
This special variance by the Holmes Beach City
Commission allowing the tower shows that the City is
consistent in allowing non-conforming additions to the
beauty of our Island.
The Commission allows these commercial enter-
prises and then does not enforce its own codes concern-
ing upkeep and proper planning as to the appearance of
An example is the satellite dishes on 57th Street
and all the exposed trash dumpsters in the city.
Longboat Key does it properly. It allows these
things but blends them into the community in a friendly
Russell Cripe, Holmhnes Beach
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 15, The Roaring Twenties
by June Alder
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McKechnie Field was built in 1923 for the St. Louis Cardinals, whose sojourn
was brief. Refurbished in 1992, the field has long been the Florida home of the
Americans were crazy about base-
ball in the Boom years of the 1920s.
Fans around Tampa Bay could follow
the fortunes of the big league teams up
North in the newspapers, though few got
to see them play. But they were ardent
boosters of local teams. Anna Marians
rooted for the Fort Dade team on
Egmont Key when they played Tampa
or St. Petersburg.
Then radio came along, and interest
in the major league races exploded na-
tionwide. Suddenly Florida towns were
scrambling to convince the likes of the
New York Yankees, the Chicago Cubs
or the Philadelphia Phillies to pick them
as spring training camps.
In the spring of 1923 Manateeans
were delirious with delight. Bradentown
had snagged the St. Louis Cardinals. A
Here is how it was then, according
to the Bradentown Herald:
"Rickey Here and Glad of It" head-
lined a story in early March. It went on:
"Still a bit weak from his recent
operation but with the old-time energy
sparkling from his eyes, Manager
Branch Rickey of the Cardinals today
joined his charges in training camp here.
Needless to state, he was welcomed
heartily by the members of the squad for
it is doubtful there is another big league
pilot so universally loved and respected
by his men.
'"I was so glad to get out of that
hospital,' said Rickey, 'and to get here
that I just can't tell the Bradentown
people just how glad I am. Every one of
the players is satisfied with the arrange-
ments here but this is not at all surpris-
ing as I knew perfectly well they would
be. If the Bradentown folks are as glad
to have us as we are to be with them,
why, that just about makes it unani-
Another story on the same page::
"In George 'Specs' Torporcer,
Manager Branch Rickey of the St.
Louis Cardinals has one of the most
unusual athletes in baseball.
"Torporcer is as blind as the pro-
verbial bat sans his tortoise shells, yet
he is not handicapped one iota by the
glasses. At second base he has one of
the most dangerous positions on the
club, so far as bad hops, swift ground-
ers and fast throws are concerned. Yet
he has proven himself one of the
smoothest fielders in the game. At bat
he is not plate-shy as one might imag-
ine because he wears glasses.
"Two years ago was Torporcer's
first season with the Cardinals. He does
not play regularly, being understudy to
the famous Rogers Hornsby, but on any
occasion Manager Rickey needs to in-
ject Torporcer into the game, he feels
the four-eyed wonder will handle the
Making it into the newsreels:
"James B. Buchanan of Atlanta,
manager of the Southern headquarters
of Path6 News reached Bradentown
Monday night to make arrangements
for taking moving pictures of the St.
Louis Cardinals in spring training here.
"Path6 is unquestionably the great-
est of the news motion picture distribu-
tors, their product going into the picture
theaters of large and small cities
throughout the country. The action pic-
tures this concern will make here will
be shown in several thousand theaters
over the country during the next two
months. Every picture will tell the fact
that the pictures were made in
And here's a brief from Anna
"Tuesday afternoon the ballplayers
of the St. Louis team, together with
club officials, were guests of local fans
for an auto trip to Cortez Beach. The
managers of the bathing pavilion gave
them all the privileges of the bath house
and a lot of the boys took their first dip
in the Gulf."
and rum runners
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Kid summer camps gearing up on Island, in Cortez
Youngsters on the Island and the near reaches of the Week 2 Roller skating, movie, field trip to
mainland will be "wonderfully busy" at summer camps Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa.
this year if the community centers have their way. Week 3 Ice skating, Smugglers Cove activities
Anna Maria Island Community Center hopes to park, movie, beach.
outdo itself from last year, when it kept a total of 240 All week every week, Kelly stressed, the partici-
young people occupied from morning 'til night. An pants will be busy with band, music, sports, art and
average of 90 youngsters per day participated in sum- many other activities, the intrinsic developmental and
mer camp there last year. educational aspects sufficiently low key not to turn kids
Across the bay, the Cortez Community Center is off.
happily preparing its new quarters for an anticipated The Center also has many other summer programs
invasion of children for its summer programs. The for young people to help fulfill Kelly's wish to "see all
Center now is housed in the old volunteer fire station, the kids wonderfully busy this summer."
palatial digs compared with the old house that served Further information is available at 778-1908.
Cortez summer camp
Island summer camp The Cortez program begins June 11, the day after
The program for youngsters ages 5-13 begins on school ends, and runs Monday through Friday from 8
the Island on June 10 and runs Monday through Fri- a.m. until 6:30 p.m. weekdays.
day until Aug. 22. It opens at 9 a.m. daily and young- It will feature arts, crafts, soccer, basketball, vol-
sters may be picked up from 4 to 6 p.m., though ar- leyball, pool, pingpong, flag football, a reading pro-
rangements are in place for early drop-off from 7 a.m. gram, movies, tutoring for some, and many other super-
on, if necessary. vised activities.
Kids must register for participation, the $10 reg- The Center may build a practice field complete
istration also paying for a T-shirt. Summer camp it- with netting "There's plenty of netting around, with
self costs $60 for one, $100 for two, each week. This the ban on fishing with nets," said the Center's volun-
is a particular bargain, says the Center's director, teer director, Dr. Mary Fulford Green.
Pierrette Kelly, in that it provides 11 hours a day, five It is open to boys and girls ages 5-17 from any-
days a week, of the best of child care. Some limited where in Manatee County, but mostly Cortez and west
scholarships are available, county participation is anticipated.
Each of the 11 weeks is different and full of ac- The summer camp is free of charge, funded by
tion, she said. The opening weeks as samples: Manatee County's one-cent "children's tax" which Dr.
Week 1 First aid, a "hurricane what-if" course, Green says has raised $3.5 million.
games, indoor and outdoor activities, a field trip. Further information, 792-7494.
Indoor soccer schedule planned at Center this summer
Air-conditioned soccer is offered to Anna Maria
Island athletes all summer long.
That's the word from the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, now firming up its myriad pro-
grams for youths out of school for the summer.
This program, the Summer Indoor Soccer
League, starts June 16, with registration May 26-June
6 at the Center. Play will continue until Aug. 16, with
a two-week break July 13-27.
Players may sign up as individuals or as teams,
with at least six players needed for a team. Cost is $30
for Center members, $35 for others. Uniforms will be
provided by the league.
One-hour practice sessions are planned Monday
through Friday in the evenings. Refereed games will be on
Saturday. Since this is strictly a recreational and instruc-
tional summer league, standings will not be kept.
Playing age is how old the player is as of June 16.
Divisions are boys and girls coed 5 to 7 and 10 and un-
der, males 13-under and 16-under, and females 13-
under and 16-under.
All activity will be in the newly renovated gymna-
sium at the Center. Further information is available at
Ride transit buses free on Friday
On Friday, May 16, Islanders may ride Manatee As traffic congestion continues to increase, com-
County Area Transit or Sarasota County Area Tran- muters are encouraged to use alternative modes of
sit for free. transportation. Riding the bus, riding a bike,
Both transit systems are promoting B-BOPP to carpooling and even walking are important alterna-
work day. B-BOPP stand for Bus, Bike Or Pool tives to single-occupant vehicles.
(carpool) Ped (pedestrian). County transportation experts ask us to "Try transit."
Island Center to start adult, youth roller hockey
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will Adult roller hockey is for teens over age 16 and
begin roller hockey programs for adults and youths adults. Pickup hockey games will be played Tuesday
beginning Saturday, May 17. mornings from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost is $25 for a month
Youths age 6 to 16 may sign up to play youth of morning and evening sessions.
roller hockey. Pickup games will be held Saturday Registration forms are required for both programs,
mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. This program contin- with parent signature, if applicable, and must be submit-
ues for five months and the cost is $30. ted to the Center prior to play. Information, call 778-1908.
U.S. Army Specialist Jonathan
C. Adams, left, grandson of W.H.
"Snooks" Adams of Holmes
Beach, receives the NATO Joint
Service Commendation Medal
recognizing outstanding perfor-
mance in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
He is a military policeman in
Sarajevo; his grandfather was
longtime Holmes Beach police
chief Presenting Adams the
commendation is Lt. Col.
9903 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria
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Volunteers to be honored
by historical society
The volunteers of the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society will be the guests of honor at the society's
last meeting of the season to be held Monday, May 19,
at 7:30 p.m. at Anna Maria City Hall.
All volunteers are urged to attend. Awards will be
given to museum docents and bread bakers. Several
special awards will be presented and refreshments will
Officers will be installed and the board of directors
appointed for the 1997/98 season.
Longboat Chamber to hold
social, seminar, nooner
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly Business After Hours social on Thurs-
day, May 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Colony
Beach & Tennis Resort, 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
On Tuesday, May 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the
Chamber will host Comcast Online Communications
for a seminar about using the Internet and the World
Wide Web. The seminar will be-held at the Holiday
Inn- Longboat Key, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive and
it is free.
The Chamber's monthly "Nooner" will be held on
Wednesday, May 21, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Holi-
day Inn and Lynn McDonald of L.B. McDonald Co.
will speak on "Marketing Trends for the Year 2000."
Cost is $10, lunch included.
For more information, call the Chamber office at
Poetry night at Artists
Coffee and poetry among the art will be offered at the
Artists Guild Gallery, on Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m.
Favorite poems and original works will be pre-
sented by local artists and resident poets. An open mike
will be available for aspiring poets who need to regis-
ter before 7 p.m. to participate.
The gallery is located at 5414 Marina Drive, Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. For information, call
A "hands-on happening" will take place May 17 at
the Gulf Coast World of Science in Sarasota.
In addition to the science center's 70 interactive
exhibits at the "hands-on" museum, the evening's ac-
tivities will include live family entertainment from PJ
Powerpak, Performance Anxiety, Connie Dillon and
Freckles the Clown.
There will also be a petting zoo with animals both
furry and scaly, pony rides and a fish, chicken and
shrimp fry courtesy of Walt's Seafood Restaurant. A
silent auction will also be held featuring Beanie Babies,
gourmet jelly beans, a half-day boat trip and a luxury
weekend on the Manatee River.
The museum is at 8251 15th St. E. (Old U.S. 301)
just north of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Air-
port, Sarasota. Hours for the "happening" are 5-9 p.m.
Admission in advance is $10 for adults, $5 for kids
under 18 and dinner tickets are $6. Tickets day of event
are $12 for adults, $6 for children and $7 for dinner.
All proceeds of the event go toward operating ex-
penses at the five-year-old science center.
Information, call 359-9975 or 359-9359.
'Beach Bash' Sunday
What is being billed as "Bradenton
Beach's Biggest Beach Bash" is planned for
Sunday afternoon on the shore of the Catalina
Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive.
The afternoon's festivities will include all-
you-can-eat barbecue from Boca and Tia
Lena's; pizza from Frankie's Pizza; cold drinks
and beer; clowns; sailboat and personal water-
craft rides; parasailing; and an exhibition by a
local sky-diving team. The Privateers will also
be present to lend to the revelry.
Entertainment will be provided by Steel
Pan Dan, Johnny Bravo and the Traveling
Proceeds from ticket sales, at $25, will be
used to benefit the Lynn Pierola Cancer Fund.
Advance ticket sale locations are at the Catalina
or attorney Leonard McCue's office, 524 Ninth
St. W., Bradenton.
Pierola is the former daughter-in-law of
Katie and Gil Pierola Sr., owners of the
Catalina and Tia Lena restaurant. The money
raised will help pay for cancer treatment not
covered by insurance.
The party will begin at 1 p.m. and last un-
Information, call 778-6611.
Island Center invites teen
girls to Movie Night
Anna Maria Island teen-age girls are invited to
the Anna Maria Island Community Center for Movie
Night on Thursday, May 15, at the Center from 6:30
to 8:30 p.m.
The movie is "Romeo and Juliet." The evening
will include a rap session and door prizes.
The Center is located at 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
Call the Center at 778-1908 for more information.
Aromatherapy lecture at
Island health store
A lecture on aromatherapy will take place at
Here's to Your Health in Holmes Beach on Saturday,
May 17, at 2 p.m.
Gloria DeVoss, certified aromacologist, will con-
duct this lecture. She will discuss how to relieve
stress, fatigue, skin and back problems.
Space is limited. Call 778-4322 for a reservation.
Here's to Your Health is located at 5440 Gulf Drive.
The Mini-May-Fest on Saturday, May 17, will
bring together five groups for one evening of classi-
cal music at the Holley Hall at the Beatrice Friedman
Symphony Center in Sarasota beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Florida Brass Quintet, Florida String Quar-
tet, Florida Wind Quintet, New Artists Piano Quartet
and the Florida West Coast Symphony Chamber
Players will perform.
Holley Hall is located at 709 N. Tamiami Trail.
Call 953-3434 for ticket information.
The Island Poet
The other day I saw what I thought was
a dirty disgrace,
To see an able-bodied woman park in a
So I asked her why, before she dashed
in the store,
And she sarcastically said, "I'll only be
gone for a minute or more."
But a car with a wheelchair came by
driving so slow,
'Cause for the poor soul there was no
place to go.
And for that gal who saves steps as she
makes her rounds,
My only hope is that she gains another
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Boat courses, inspections offered by flotilla
If you're a boater, the easiest, surest, most sensible
way to avoid problems with the Coast Guard in its law
enforcement mission is to take a boating course and get
your boat inspected for safety's sake.
No one disagrees about that, from Senior Chief
D.M. Bucci, Coast Guard commander here, to the
Coast Guard Auxiliary which offers the course and
inspections at the best bargain rate: free of charge.
Charlie Grace of Bradenton Beach, past com-
mander of the auxiliary's local Flotilla 81, outlined the
simple education schedule:
A new course begins the first Tuesday of each
month, and classes meet twice a week for seven ses-
sions. They are held at the flotilla's headquarters on
127th St. W. just off Cortez Road at the east end of the
Cortez Bridge. The course is free of charge, the text-
book and materials provided at cost, $25. Average at-
tendance numbers in dozens.
The flotilla also inspects vessels free of charge
at the Coquina, 59th Street and Kingfish boat ramps
on Saturday and Sundays from four to six hours
before sunset until dark. Auxiliary members check
a boat's safety equipment and, if all is aboard and
working, issue an inspection decal; if not, inspectors
detail deficiencies so they can be remedied.
A decal is good for one year, so boats should be
inspected annually. If a boat can't get to a ramp, Grace
will come to its mooring to inspect it if the sailor will
call him at 778-5800.
Grace said this is not an official Coast Guard in-
U.S. Coast Guard Station Cortez relies on auxiliary members to assist them. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
section, but the decal alerts Coast Guardsmen who
see the decal often are reassured and go on to other
Besides these services, the auxiliary has other du-
ties everything the Coast Guard does except law
enforcement, Grace says. The flotilla is one of eight in
the Coast Guard division that stretches from Tampa
Bay to Boca Grande.
The flotilla also provides speakers for organiza-
tions on subjects significant to boaters. Grace's spe-
cialty is weather, but other speakers bring a full range
of seagoing expertise, he said.
Anna Maria I
Two nights: May 20 and 22 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Community Center
Tuesday: Backwater Fishing Thursday: Offshore Fishing
When, where and how to fish. Learn the art of castnetting. Find out all you need to know about rigging,
live and artificial baits, offshore bottom fishing and trolling and the benefits of bridge vs. pier fishing.
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All proceeds benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia, Anna Maria City
City plans stormwater retention area on 43rd Street
The Homes Beach Commission voted to seek the state. The project left unsightly stumps and West 50 feet and the tree stumps will be removed as part
bids on engineering for a stormwater retention area Bay Cove residents complained about losing the buffer of the project.
between St. Bernard Church and West Bay Cove between their condominiums and the church. "It will not be a pond but a filtration system,"
condominiums at the end of 43rd Street. The retention area is recommended in Swiftmud's Saunders noted. "There will be flapper valves on the
The area was the subject of controversy last stormwater runoff study and will help relieve flooding outfalls to keep out the tidal flow and we'll plant
year when trees were cleared from the city right of in the Manatee County Public Beach area, Building In- mangroves." The engineering study is expected to
way as part of a mitigation project sanctioned by spector Bill Saunders said. It will be about 300 feet by cost from $15,000 to $18,000.
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Swatting season is just around the corner
By Jim Hanson
Heavy mosquito time is upon us again, though
the only way you can tell is by the calendar. The
nasty bug is under control, and will stay that way
with help. Yours.
Manatee County spends $1.7 million a year for
mosquito control, says Mark Latham, director of the
Manatee County Mosquito Control District.
It works for us, and it's a good thing indeed -
mosquito-carried malaria kills between two and five
million people a year, with 500 million known cases
a year, says Latham.
Florida, the largest organized mosquito control
district in the world, was malaria-free for 40 years
until a woman in the Panhandle was bitten by the
wrong bug in 1990. Last year there were three ma-
laria cases in Palm Beach County.
So much for malaria. Mosquitoes can carry other
diseases as well. In 1990, mosquitoes brought 212
cases, 10 of them fatal, of St. Louis encephalitis to
Central Florida. Another type of mosquito found
here can carry dengue fever.
No such infections are now in this area, and
Latham's 18 employees are doing their best to keep
it that way.
"Anywhere you find standing water, there'll be
mosquitoes," he says. "There are little pockets of
swamp throughout the county, and roadside ditches
and retention ponds. Every rain, every high tide
leave still water where mosquitoes can develop. And
development takes only 72 hours."
His division fights with its two helicopters,
spray-equipped trucks and backpack spraying equip-
ment, dispensing various control mixtures from
chemicals to a briquette that emits a hormone-based
vapor that prevents larvae from growing up into
With 44 different kinds of mosquitoes breeding
in all manner of damp environments, the job isn't
Latham and his crews control the little monsters
with a dwindling arsenal as the bugs develop resis-
tance to a given pesticide and make it impotent.
They don't expect many new weapons, either. It
costs about $20 million to bring a new product to
market "and the mosquito market is comparatively
Dr. John Morrill, professor of biology at New
College in Sarasota, says the mosquito has a positive
place in the food chain. The larvae feed tiny fish that
feed bigger fish and so on.
Morrill has found some irony in the old fight
against mosquitoes here. In the 1950s a massive ef-
fort was made to eliminate the bugs by drowning
their eggs, cutting ditches into the swamps. At the
south end of Lido Key, this eliminated 50 percent of
the mangrove swamp, but not the mosquito. Now
Morrill finds that.the silted-in ditches and the eroded
spoil piles have created a "good new habitat for
mosquitoes several acres larger than the swamp that
was there at the beginning."
The little pest in all its variety is here to stay. No
one disagrees about that. Latham notes that not long
ago a massive effort was undertaken to eradicate the
yellow fever mosquito from the U.S. "Thousands of
people were put to work, millions of dollars spent,
and that mosquito wasn't eradicated from one single
county in the country."
The best that can be hoped, he says, is to keep
the little buggers down as far as possible. That's
where "civilians" come in.
Don't let water stand around, in permanent
puddles or old tin cans or open containers of any
kind. Even flowers can trap water long enough to
raise a mosquito family, bromeliads being a special
favorite. Every rain brings a new mosquito hatch
"We all live indoors nowadays," Latham says.
"We live behind screens and in air conditioning. But
the mosquitoes are still here, and it takes constant at-
tention to keep them down."
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A l 93 I :]
State treasurer, fire marshal and insurance commis-
sioner and former astronaut Bill Nelson was guest of
honor at an Island Democrat Club-sponsored dinner
in Holmes Beach recently. He said, "It was highly
visible while orbiting Earth, traveling at 17,500 mph,
that in this land we call paradise, we stick out into
the hurricane highway." Nelson shared a message of
hope, optimism and confidence with the audience of
more than 150. Islander Photo:
Island artist walks away
Island jewelry creator Autumn DeFrank of Anna
Maria City won nine individual Personal Purchase
Money Awards at the 26th annual Lake Wales Art
Show held April 12.
The number of DeFrank's awards is the most ever
taken by one artist since the inception of the show.
The Lake Wales Art Show offers $20,000 in award
money, allowing it to be touted as one of the top art
shows in the area. Of the fine artisans who make appli-
cation for the show, only 129 are accepted.
Song of thanks
Jean Tourt, vice president of the Episcopal Church
Women of the Church of the Annunciation, accom-
panies the membership in serenading Sam Kitiel for
his many years of participation in the church's
Holly Berry Bazaar and White Elephant Sales at the
organization's April meeting. Kitiel and his brother-
in-law, Fred Funnel, have contributed plants to the
sale for as long as any present members can remem-
ber. Islander Photo: Courtney of Rosemary Carter
Islander travels to Oregon
Peggy Nash of Anna Maria shares the Island news
with her great-grandson Alex Nash, age 1, in Flo-
rence, Ore. Nash traveled to Oregon to enjoy a four-
generation reunion and meet Alex for the first time.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Peggy Nash
Islander earns music certificate
Karolyn Hoffman, left, a 28-year resident of the Island,
has earned a Certificate of Musical Skills from Manatee
Community College. Hoffman is pursuing an Associate
in Arts degree at MCC and is a cellist with the Anna
Maria Community Orchestra and Chorus and the
Venice Symphony. She is pictured with fellow gradate
Dick Jones Jr. Islander Photo: Courtesy MCC
Bridge Club helps their Center friends
The Friendly Tuesday Bridge Club made its annual spring donation to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center as a thank you to the facility for hosting its weekly play. Longtime "Friendly" organizers Hubert
Mitchell, left, and Leo Cohen, right, present a check for $2,527 to Pierrette Kelly, executive director. The club
meets from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday on a year-around basis. Everyone is welcome. Islander Photo: Courtesy
of Anna Maria Island Community Center
Honored for service
Roser Memorial Community Church Women's Guild held a luncheon to recognize members who have per-
formed many years of service. From left are Ethel Spencer, Bea Dover, standing, Clara Schoellig, Louise
Wallace, Eva Papworth, Ethel Holt and Belle Christie. Peggy Nash, president, standing left, and May Cooper,
at podium, made the presentation. Also honored but not present were Anne Goodrich, Rose Field, Gretel
Herht, Louise Hook, Madeline Rogers, Helen Maywood and Dorothy Wagar. Islander Photo: Courtesy of the
Slack weds Hajdek
Michele Slack of Bradenton, who was
raised on Anna Maria Island, married
Rodney Hajdek of Texas on March 22 at
West Bradenton Baptist Church. The
reception took place at the Holiday Inn
Riverfront. Maid of honor was Debbie
Keintzmas. Best man was Gunter Schultz.
Both are from Texas. The couple honey-
mooned in Mexico. Michele is an ultra-
sound technician at Shanes Hospital in
Gainesville. The groom is finishing his
interning at Shanes. Photo: Courtesy
Gary W. Sweetman Photography
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MAY 14, 1997 N PAGE 13 IIG
Jack William 'Bill'
Jack William 'Bill' Fulford, 73, of Semi-
nole, formerly of Cortez, died May 10 at Bay
Pines Veterans Affairs Hospital in Seminole.
Born in Gulfport, Mr. Fulford lived in
Cortez most of his life before moving to Semi-
nole in 1992.
Mr. Fulford was a U.S. Army Air Corps
veteran of World War II. He was a commercial
fisherman and a member of the Veterans of For-
eign Wars Post No. 8199 of Anna Maria. He was
He is survived by a daughter, Linda Dewey of
Pinellas Park; three sons, Gene Fulford of Texas,
Bill Fulford of North Carolina and Jack Fulford of
Wisconsin; four sisters, Audrey Madascy and
Betty McIntire, both of Seminole, and Dorothy
Cage and Phyllis Russell, both of Missouri; a
brother, Claude Fulford of Cortez; seven grandchil-
dren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial visitation and prayer service
was held at Brown and Sons Funeral Home,
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Y'all come back
Between packing, moving and trips to the Anna
Maria City Pier hoping for a glimpse of the "Kingpin,"
Woody Harrelson, I doubted anything would stir in my
mind for this page.
Just in the nick of time, I dreamed of Jeannie and
she appeared. Jeannie Friedman that is a former re-
porter for this newspaper who returned to her home
state of West Virginia almost two years ago.
We recalled all the "stir" created over a story about
Clint Eastwood coming to town to film a movie version
of John Steinbeck's "Tortilla Flat." The movie was
never to be, more likely a publicity stunt perpetuated
by the Rod & Reel Pier's then-owner Gus Wacker.
Stunt or not, it attracted a lot of attention. We even
had a phone call from someone claiming to be
Eastwood's manager. He denied Eastwood's involve-
ment and asked for a retraction, but how did we know
he was for real?
OK. Eastwood's not coming.
Art at the Key,
The first Key Royale Golf Club
Art Show was held in March at
the Key Royale Club. Fifteen
artists from the club exhibited : |i.
work in watercolors, oils,
acrylics, and prisma color.
Jean Ann Tourt, left, and Betty ,,,
Peters co-chaired the event.
Committee members included 2
Helen Klos, Ruth Hamilton, Dr.
Francis Smith-Williams, Opal
Schmidt and Betty Yates. 0.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of %
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Some folks say they met Babe Ruth years ago on
Anna Maria Island and others say Elvis came here
when he appeared on stage "live" at Sarasota's
Edwards Theater, now the Opera House.
Many more people claim they've seen Thomas
"Magnum" Selleck on the beach or driving a Ferrari in
The rich and famous come and go from our shores,
most often quietly and barely noticed certainly un-
reported for the most part.
But Friedman's another story. We hit all the hot
spots and piano bars in town while she visited. Well,
we visited the Anna Maria Oyster Bar at the same pier
where Woody will be filming and we hummed along
with Larry at Eddie B's. Her friends and I spent ample
time trying to convince her to come back to the Island.
Some famous author once said, "Everyone comes
back to an Island," or something like that. It was most
likely Ernest Hemingway. He was drawn to Key West
as most of us are to Anna Maria.
I'm expecting David Reid will return to Anna
Maria Island from California while Harrelson's in the
area for a starring roll in a movie being filmed in the
Reid grew up in these parts, ran for mayor of
Bradenton Beach and lost to Dick Connick by 35 votes
in the 1970s, ran a bar known as "Oar House" in what
was left of the ground floor at the former grand Gulf
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Cole Bowers returns to Costa Rica often for surf and
relaxation. Then he returns to Anna Maria for work
and to save enough money to go back to Costa Rica.
It's a vicious cycle but someone has to do it. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of fellow island-hopper John Fara
Park Hotel and then left us for California only to
become script editor of "Cheers" for all the years it ran
Reid e-mailed us that he would try to be here to
give Harrelson the hometown tour during a short loca-
tion shoot for "Palmetto" (a movie) on Anna Maria.
So just in case Reid can't make it ... I'm available
to Harrelson for a "cheerful" tour of Anna Maria Is-
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Expect pictures from the scenes shot on Anna
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Astronaut Lt. Col. Andy Allen work
with Debbie Brady's third-grade
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Kennedy Space Center. Allen has
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while on Earth enjoyed a few
moments signing autographs for oh
Island children. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Debbie Brady
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 14, 1997E PAGE 15 ij
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
May 3, information, 903 S. Bay Blvd., Rotten
Ralph's restaurant. The complainant was backing
out of a parking space at the restaurant when her foot
slipped off the brake and her vehicle hit the corner
of the building, causing minor damage.
May 4, grand theft, 105 Seventh St. N., Sea
Trek Dive Shop. The victim reported a person un-
known removed an air analyzer valued at $450 and
two regulators valued at $600.
May 5, fraudulent use of credit cards, grand
theft auto, warrant, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Silver Surf
Motel. According to the report, the suspect used a
stolen credit card to obtain a motel room and signed
the card holder's name.
Police contacted the card holder who said he
hired the suspect to drive his vehicle from Dallas to
Austin, Texas, and the suspect continued to Florida.
The card holder's wallet was in the vehicle and the
suspect used his credit cards in numerous locations
between Texas and Florida.
Five credit cards were recovered from the sus-
pect. The vehicle was recovered by Bradenton po-
May 6, trespass warning, Coquina Beach. The
subject was given a trespass warning after marine
patrol reported he was harassing and following girls
on the beach.
May 6, possession of cocaine, Coquina Beach.
The officer observed Jennifer L. Lycans, 20, of
Sarasota, using cocaine in her vehicle while parked
at the beach. The officer observed Lycans put a
small bottle in her purse. The contents tested posi-
tive for cocaine, and she was placed in custody.
May 7, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown broke
both door locks and removed a purse valued at $40,
a wallet valued at $15, jeans valued at $25, credit
cards and $40 in cash. Damages were $200.
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$73 in cash and credit cards.
May 3, possession of alcohol by a person un-
der 21, 3200 East Bay Drive, parking lot. The officer
observed an underage subject drinking from a bottle
of beer while driving through the parking lot. The of-
ficer stopped the vehicle and found a six-pack of
beer at the subject's feet and an open bottle beside
him. The officer issued a citation for the open con-
tainer and a notice to appear for the alcohol.
May 4, assistance, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer assisted a juvenile
subject who was stranded by her friends a the beach.
He transported her to the causeway where a
Bradenton police officer picked her up and took her
May 4, found property a bicycle, 58th Street
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with grant funds.
May 4, burglary, 500 block of Key Royale
Drive. The victim reported a witness observed two
subjects remove copper tubing from a construction
May 5, burglary, 5600 block of Guava. The
victim reported a person unknown broke a front win-
dow and removed a clock, a radio and frozen food
valued at $35. Damages were $40.
May 5, domestic battery, 6300 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer responded in reference to a sus-
picious person and found a subject with blood on his
shirt walking on the beach. He said he and his wife
had been fighting. The officer transported the sub-
ject back to his room and found the wife had a black
eye. Both were placed in custody.
May 5, found property, 5900 block of Marina
Drive. The complainant found a dog wandering in
traffic and took it to the police department where it
was placed in the "barking lot" until the owner could
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May 5, warrant, 7700 block of Palm Drive. The
officer made a traffic stop and a check revealed the
driver had a warrant out of Manatee County. The
driver was placed in custody and given a citation for
not having his driver's license and a warning for
May 5, lost property a cellular phone valued
at $350, 3000 block of Gulf Drive.
May 5, Marchman Act, 3300 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported the subject was
intoxicated and feared he might become violent. He
was placed in custody.
May 6, suspicious person, 3600 block of East
Bay Drive. The officer found an intoxicated subject
had fallen off his bicycle but was not injured. The
officer took him home.
May 6, domestic battery, resisting without vio-
lence, 3700 block of Gulf Drive on the beach. The
officer responded to a disturbance on the beach and
found a female subject yelling and screaming at a
male subject. The female fled when the officer ar-
rived and the officer chased and caught her.
She became violent toward the male subject,
yelling at him and lunging forward and striking him
in the chest with her fists, said the report. When the
officer attempted to handcuff her, she became vio-
lent and had to be carried from the beach by the of-
ficer and a back-up officer and forced into the patrol
May 7, DUI, 5300 to 7400 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer was operating radar and observed Amy
Helmer, 37, of Holmes Beach, appear to be weaving
and crossing the center line. He followed her and ob-
served her straddle the center line, weave into the
northbound lane and accelerate to 55 mph. He
stopped Helmer, administered field performance
tests and placed her in custody.
May 7, burglary, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The victim reported a person
unknown entered her vehicle and removed a wallet
valued at $40, $160 in cash, credit cards, a driver's
license and papers.
New dispatchers in
Lois Atchison and Laura Annis began dispatch-
ing for the Holmes Beach Police Department
several months ago. Atchison has worked in the
booking department of the Manatee County
Sheriffs Office and as a dispatcher with the
Palmetto Police Department. Annis was formerly
a dispatcher with the Chesterton, Ind., police
Civic association to host 'How to Save Yourself' program
Lt. Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach Police to get vital information to residents during a hurricane
Department will speak at the Saturday, May 17, and other civic emergencies.
10:30 a.m. meeting of the Holmes Beach Civic As- Members, their guests and prospective members
sociation at the Island Branch Library. are invited to attend.
He will discuss how local emergency planners plan For information, call. 778-3128.
Youth summer registration at Cortez Community Center
The Cortez Community Center is now registering Activities will include a summer reading program,
youth ages five through 17 for its adult-supervised tutoring, arts and crafts and sports. Games and movies
summer program. Summer program hours will be from will also be available.
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The CCC Buses from Manatee County public schools' sum-
is open from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. for registration. mer school program will provide transportation to the
The CCC has relocated to the old Cortez Fire CCC after classes.
House. Call 792-7494 for additional information.
Buckle Up America week May 19 through 23
During the week of May 19 through 23, Holmes
Beach police officers will be participating in a national
Cortez needs equipment
The Cortez Community Center, located in the
former Cortez fire house, is seeking donations to
support its service to the community.
The CCC needs a large screen television, com-
puters for educational programs, television games,
board games and volunteer instructors for a variety
of programs. If you can help, call 792-7494.
campaign on seat belt safety. Officers will be checking
for child restraint and seat belt violations, as well as
other moving and non-moving violations.
This includes proper placement for children under
the age of 12 if the vehicle has a passenger side airbag.
Since 1990, 20 adults and 36 children have died as the
result of air bag injuries. However, two-thirds of those
children were improperly belted or not belted at all.
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lead week's action
Tip of the Island rode the complete-game, three-hit
pitching of Joey Mousseau to shut out Jim Boast Dodge
6-0 Tuesday night, May 6, at the Anna Maria Island
Mousseau limited Jim Boast Dodge to Michael
Cagnina's single and two hits from Mario Torres while
striking out 12 batters. Mousseau also helped himself
at the plate going 3-3 with three doubles and one RBI.
Tip scored what turned out to be all the runs they
would need in the first inning when Evan Smith walked
and later scored on a double by Mousseau to give them
the lead 1-0.
The second inning saw Tip extend their lead when
Chad Richardson and Kyle Dale drew walks and
moved up on a passed ball. Richardson raced home on
another passed ball and Dale crossed the plate when
Jim Boast Dodge's shortstop had trouble fielding
Smith's grounder to make the score 3-0.
Jeremy LeGrand opened the fourth inning with a
single and moved to third on Mousseau's second
double of the night, putting runners on second and
third. A walk to Michael Pocino was followed by an
RBI for Taylor Manning when he was hit by a pitch to
score LeGrand and extend their lead to 4-0.
Tip sealed the win in the sixth as they scored two
- more runs when LeGrand singled and scored when the
left fielder mishandled Mousseau's double. Luther
Sasser then plated Mousseau with a single to close out
the scoring and the game with the score 6-0.
In other action, Kiwanis scored an exciting come-
from-behind, extra-inning win over Haley's Motel by
a score of 9-8 on Monday night, May 5.
Haley's led Kiwanis going into the fifth inning but
Kiwanis came back with two runs in the fifth and three
runs in the sixth to take the lead. Haley's fought back'
to score two runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the
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Kiwanis was led by Ryan Allis who went 3-5 with
a double and four RBIs and Bobby Gibbons who went
2-3 and scored four times.
Haley's offensive firepower came from Brandon
Roberts, who went 2-4 with two RBIs while Dusty
Andricks chipped in with a three-run double.
Wednesday night's game, May 7, between Haley's
Motel and AMFD, ended in a 9-9 tie after the game was
halted due to time constraints. The game will be re-
sumed when the two teams meet again later in the sec-
ond half of the AMI Little League season.
Haley's held a seemingly commanding 8-0 lead
going into the fifth inning but AMFD scored three in
their half and followed it up with six more runs in the
top of the sixth to take the lead.
Haley's scored one in the bottom of the inning to
tie the score and force extra innings. Time was called
and the game will be picked up in the seventh inning
with the score tied at 9-9.
Bobby Cooper went 3-4 wtih two doubles and
three RBIs and Tyler Krauss added two RBIs for
Haley's while AMFD got two RBIs each from Steve
Yencho, Josh Sato and Tom Bucci.
AMFD batters pounded out 17 hits against three
Jim Boast Dodge pitchers to record a 17-3 win Satur-
day morning, May 10, at the Center.
AMFD was led by Yencho and Sato who both
went 4-5 and Chase Parker who went 3-5. Katrina
Lathrop added a two-run single.
Billy Malfese led Jim Boast Dodge with a 2-3 day
and was supported by Jeff Comkowiycz who had a
Major League box scores as of May 10
Second half of season Home runs On-base percentage (con't.) Innings pitched
Mousseau 4 Krauss .519 Allis 51
Standings Cagnina 2 Rygiel .518 Mousseau 491/3
ip of the Island 4-0 7 tied with 1 Hunter Green, Haley's .500 Yencho 41
iwanis 3-1 David Michael, Haley's .500 Alger 38
,MFD 3-2-1 Total bases Parker .491 Cooper 32
laley's Motel 0-3-1 Mousseau 45 Allis .401
im Boast Dodge 0-4 Allis 27 Games won
Ryan Mijares, AMFD 56
Ryan Allis, Kiwanis 49
Bobby Gibbons, Kiwanis48
Chase Parker, AMFD 47
Ben Miller, Kiwanis 45
Jeremy Legrand, Tip 23
Joey Mousseau, Tip 22
Josh Sato, AMFD 19
Bobby Cooper, Haley's 16
Chad Alger, Haley's 5
Stephen Yencho, AMFD 4
Michael Cagnina, JBD 2
Everett Southwick, JBD 2
13 tied with 1
Runs batted in
Bases on balls
Casey Ryger, AMFD 21
Katrina Lathrop, AMFD 15
Tyler Krauss, Haley's 14
Taylor Manning, Tip 14
Aaron Lowman, Haley's 14
Johnny Cicero, Kiwanis .36:
Kyle Dale, Tip .52
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Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The program is divided into two camps, according
to age of the participant. Cost for a one-week camp is
$50, and includes a special camp T-shirt.
Ponte will be the camp director, and he is fielding
a strong team of instructors who will focus on all as-
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Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Cleveland. Until recently
he was a scout for big-league teams.
Ponte is a former Houston Astros pitcher who has
become a premier baseball instructor on the Gulf coast.
He said he will stress "correction of bad habits or faulty
mechanics that can be learned in early development" of
a baseball player.
Winners in the May 10 horseshoe games were
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Runners-up were George McKay of Anna Maria and
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Batters up at Island Little League
Major League Schedule
All games played at Anna Maria Island Community Center. Weekday games begin immediately after mi-
nor league play approximately 7 p.m./Saturday games at 9 a.m.
Wednesday May 14 Jim Boast Dodge vs. Haley's Motel
Thursday May 15 Anna Maria Fire District vs. Kiwanis
Saturday May 17 Haley's Motel vs. Tip of the Island
Monday May 19 Haley's Motel vs. Kiwanis
Tuesday May 20 Jim Boast Dodge vs. Tip of the Island
All games played at the Center
All games played at the Center.
Thursday May 15
Saturday May 17
Saturday May 17
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5 p.m. Bali-Hai vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
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By Bob Ardren
Good environmental news? That's right, there's
some of it out there these days.
And it ranges from our neighbor Egmont Key to --
the entire Gulf of Mexico off Southwest Florida. First,
the big picture.
After years of what seemed to be an approaching
collapse, the pink shrimp harvest in the Gulf waters off
Southwest Florida has rebounded and there was an all-
time record catch last year of 19 million pounds, ac-
cording to the Marine Fisheries Commission. Those
shrimp were worth $60.1 million at the fish house.
This comes after the Gulf harvest hit a bottom of
just 7.4 million pounds in 1991. At that time both
shrimpers and scientists were worried that the end of
the shrimp fishery was coming.
But then it rained in the Everglades. But first, a
The vast majority of pink shrimp caught off the
west coast of Florida usually come from an area
stretching from Sanibel Island south and west to just
north of the Dry Tortugas., According to the National
Marine Fisheries Service, catches of shrimp in that area
fell from 9.8 million pounds in 1981 to 3.4 million in
That drop coincided with an alarming loss of
seagrasses in Florida Bay and a simultaneous drought
in the Everglades that was killing everything from
mangroves to birds. But most importantly, the drought
was also causing Florida Bay to become increasingly
salty, eventually to a level double the 35 parts per thou-
sand baby shrimp need to thrive.
So between the disappearance of the seagrasses
young shrimp need to survive and the deadly increase
in salinity, it appeared the end was near for shrimp off
the Southwest Florida coastline.
But the long south Florida drought broke in 1992.
And if you've ever spent any time on Stock Island, the
center of the shrimp industry in Florida, the old timers
there will tell you that "shrimping depends on the
"If we have a lot of storms and fronts out of the
northwest, if a lot of rain falls in the Everglades, we'll
catch shrimp," is how one veteran seafood buyer at
Seamarket Inc. on Stock Island put it to a Miami Her-
ald reporter. It was certainly a common belief back in
the days when I did a little shrimping in that area.
Now scientists are beginning to believe it too. And
with that belief comes the realization that the Gulf of
Mexico isn't the shrimped-out wasteland some had
come to believe.
Now that's good news.
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
May 7 1:59 1.4 5:40 1.0 12:25 2.4 7:38 -0.3
May8 2:52 1.3 5:59 1.1 12:56 2.5 8:21 -0.3
May 9 3:50 1.3 6:20 1.2 1:31 2.4 9:06 -0.2
May 10 4:52 1.2 6:46 1.1 2:10 2.4 9:51 -0.1
May 11 2:55 2.3 10:46 0.0
May 12 3:50 2.1 11:39 0.1
May 13 8:00 1.4 10:17 1.3 4:59 1.9 --
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average trawler catches have more than doubled in the
past four years, from 1,700 pounds a trip to 3,700
pounds last year.
This year catches are down about one third, and our
warm winter with relatively little rain is being pointed
to as the cause. But think about this: as restoration of
the Everglades get seriously underway and more fresh-
water flows through the area and into Florida Bay,
shrimp harvests should rebound on average, and the
good lord willing, all of us birds, fish and even hu-
man shrimp eaters should benefit.
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
April 22, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel's operator re-
ceived a written warning for not having the vessel's
registration on board.
April 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of white and green flares fired
off Venice Inlet. Coast Guard cutter Point Countess
searched the area with negative results.
April 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 45-foot sailboat aground
on the beach one mile south of Bean Point on Anna
Maria Island. The owner requested and received com-
mercial salvage assistance in removing the boat.
April 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 24-foot pontoon boat
overdue from Palma Sola Bay. Station Cortez con-
tacted all local marinas, bridge tenders and waterfront
restaurants to locate the vessel, which was found
moored safely in Tampa.
April 25, Boarding. A 78-foot sailboat was boarded
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gopher tortoises and box turtles won't happen there
State officials have recorded 675 gopher tortoises
on the key and believe there could be twice that many
living there. That's in addition to a couple of thousand
To make a long story short, the U.S. Fish and Wild-
life Service decided to bring in Hydro-Ax, a huge tree
and brush cutter, to remove Brazilian peppers and
Australian pines from the key. Earlier this month the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection pro-
tested the use of heavy equipment in the park, and
made it stick no Hydro-Ax for Egmont.
The protest focused on the fear that hundreds of
tortoises and turtles would be killed in the process of
the land clearing. It amounted to one of those "We had
to destroy it in order to save it" kinds of situations.
Up to now the removal of exotics has been done by
hand with chain saws, axes and chemicals. That's hard
work and depends upon volunteer help to get much
done. But clearly, it's the right way to do it.
So there's good news locally, too.
See you next week.
in Charlotte Harbor. The vessel's operator received a
written warning for not having a garbage placard and
not having a waste management plan posted.
April 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 25-foot sailboat overdue
from Venice to Charlotte Harbor. Station Cortez con-
tacted all local marinas, bridge tenders and waterfront
restaurants to locate the vessel, *which was found
moored safely in Pelican Bay.
April 25, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Gasparilla Sound. The operator received a
notice of violation for not having enough life jackets on
April 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 20-foot power boat over-
due from Sarasota. Station Cortez contacted all local
marinas, bridge tenders and waterfront restaurants to
locate the vessel, which was found moored safely in
Little Sarasota Bay.
April 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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Next week's fishing college to benefit Center
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Don't forget to register for the Anna Maria Is-
land Fishing College. The two-day event, May 20
and 22, will feature classes on backwater fishing the
first day, offshore angling the second. Classes run
from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and cost $30 for both nights,
$20 for a single night. The college will be held at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia, Anna Maria, and all proceeds will benefit the
Center. Call 778-1908 to register.
Joseph at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching redfish, some mackerel and
a couple of snook, but he said fishing has been slow
because of the stormy weather.
J.D. at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching snook at night, lots of reds, mackerel
and mangrove snapper.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 30 head of Key West grunts. The
six-hour trips averaged 250 head of Key West grunts.
The nine-hour trips averaged 35 head of red and black
grouper and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay H said snook action is
much improved of late, with some fish stretching to 30
inches in length. Reds have been hot, with 34-inch fish
not at all uncommon, and trout and flounder are also to
be had. Capt. Zack says he's also finding some big jack
prowling around and tarpon are all over Sarasota Bay.
COAST LINES, FROM PAGE 20
Cortez received a report of a 34-foot sailboat dragging
its anchor near Jewfish Key. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded and re-anchored the boat.
April 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 55-foot power boat drag-
ging anchor in Pelican Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary
vessel 24089167 responded, but the owner of the ves-
sel arrived on scene and re-anchored the boat.
April 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report that a personal watercraft had
sunk and one person was in the water. Coast Guard
Auxiliary vessel 26084231 responded, pulled the per-
son from the water but was unable to locate the vessel.
April 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a Hobie Cat sailboat cap-
sized and sinking off Anna Maria Island. A Coast
Guard vessel responded, rescued one person from the
water and transported those involved to the beach while
a friend towed the sailboat to shore.
April 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a suicide attempt off the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge. A Coast Guard vessel re-
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well with grouper. Carl advises fishing should improve
as the weather calms.
sponded and searched the area with negative results.
The call was later determined to be a false alarm.
April 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 28-foot power boat over-
due from Gasparilla to Longboat Key. Station Cortez
called all local marinas, bridge tenders and waterfront
restaurants in an attempt to locate the boat, which was
found safely moored in Gasparilla.
April 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 28-foot sailboat overdue
from Tampa to Bradenton. Station Cortez called all
local marinas, bridge tenders and waterfront restaurants
in an attempt to locate the boat. The call was later de-
termined to have been a false alarm.
April 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two sailboats dragging an-
chor near the Ringling Bridge. A Coast Guard vessel
responded and re-anchored the vessels.
April 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 14-foot power boat sink-
ing and leaking fuel into the water near the Ringling
Bridge. A Coast Guard vessel responded, but the call
was determined to have been a false alarm.
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U .Terry Tucker proudly
holds up a 30-inch redfish
he caught while fishing
with Capt. Tom Smith.
Capt. Jason Hensell on the Neva-Miss said they've
been catching gag grouper of up to 10 pounds in about
45 feet of water offshore. He's still getting a few kings
while trolling in about 65 feet of water, and has also
landed a few barracuda, some better than five feet long.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been bringing in some
nice snook, reds and trout, with the trout stretching up
to 27 inches released to fight another day, too.
On my boat Magic we've had good catches of
snook, reds and trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been putting his char-
ters onto snook, reds, cobia, trout and mackerel.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle reminds everyone
that the Fishing the Islands tournament is scheduled for
June 14. He is expecting well over 100 boats to partici-
pate again this year. As to fishing, Bill said there are
lots of snook being reported in the bay as well some
very large trout being caught. Offshore, look for grou-
per and watch out for those tarpon.
Capt. Thom Smith said trout are out in front of
Terra Ceia Bay and reds up the bay.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's finding non-stop co-
bia, snook and redfish action, and adds that tarpon are
starting to show up.
Good luck and good fishing.
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CANALFRONT JUST REDUCED!!!
Unbelievable potential here! 103 ft. on deep-
water canal. This 2BR/2BA home has been very
well maintained and is on a fantastic street of
upgraded homes. Don't miss this great oppor-
tunity. Just reduced to $219,000.
Two duplexes in great condition within walking
distance to both the Bay and Gulf. Quiet
Holmes Beach location in an up and coming
neighborhood. Buy one or both priced at just
This great lot on a quiet street could offer views
of both the bay and Gulf. Build your dream
home here, or great investment duplex. Don't
miss this opportunity to own a piece of the
Island. Just listed at $64,900.
HISTORIC CLAY HOUSE ON SPRING AVENUE
The part built before the turn of the century is now a loft
and dressing room and bath. The formal dining room is
an enclosed breezeway from the kitchen to this loft. The
Florida room is wide open to the living room. Beyond are
two more bedrooms and one bath. This and more on 1.5
lots with sidewalk. $219,000. Hope Springs Eternal.
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MORE ISLAND NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE.
3BR/3.5BA Key Royal
home. 2 master suites
that open to pool.
$650,000. Call Karen
JUST ONE BLOCK TO THE BEACH! Elegant "newer"
3BR/2.5BA home. State-of-the-art kitchen and baths.
Cozy family room, lovely living room with fireplace.
$429,000. Call Don Schroder.
PERSONALITY PLUS Home and apartment on quiet
street, private yard, rare plants, gazebo, walk to beach,
very clean and well cared for. $149,900. Yvonne Higgins.
DELIGHTFULLY DIFFERENT FLOORPLAN in this
Palma Sola area pool home. 3BR/2BA affordably priced
at $149,900. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
SPACIOUS HOME west of Gulf Drive. 3-4BR/2.5BA and
$800 mo. income from rental apt. Call Sandy Greiner/
Opposite the Holmes Beach Library,
5600 MARINA DRIVE
*1 ^ HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
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
ATTENTION INVESTORS Four units; two buildings.
These numbers work! Income on fourth unit projected at
$450.00 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.
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.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING Building is
situated in center of Holmes Beach. Uniquely designed to be
subdivided into as many as five independent offices. Five
A/C units and five meters, Shown by appointment.
$310,000. Stanley Williams 778-4800.
MOTEL NEAR BEACH Ten-unit motel in Holmes Beach,
furnished turnkey. Owner's home and additional six 2BR units
available for increased income. Profitable motel. $800,000. For
more information, call Luke Courtney 778-5405.
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Wendy Kay Foldes was Island Real Estate's top
producing agent in 1996 with a total sales volume of
$3.5 million. Foldes specializes in Island and water-
front property. The firm is located at 6101 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has announced that the
team of Rebecca Smith and Elfi Starrett were top list-
ers and top sales agents for the firm's Holmes Beach
office in April.
Prudential Florida Realty has announced that Karin
Stephan was the top lister and Carol Heinze was the top
seller for April at its Anna Maria office.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate has an-
nounced the addition of sales associate Gloria
Schorpp and Realtor Rita Satnick to its Anna Maria
Realtors Pegi Larson and Karen Leopold, formerly
with the Coldwell Banker Manatee Avenue office,
have relocated to the Cortez Road office.
Twenty choice homesites recently opened at
Hawthorn Park in Phase III possibly the last
phase of home building in this popular northwest
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NEAR GULF INVESTMENT
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.
ONLY 550' TO BEACH
In mint condition, this "doll house" offers a spacious living
area with centered kitchen, 2BR/2BA, Florida room and
garage. Excellent retirement and/or second home. $185,000.
MARIE 15 UC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN R EALTY BROKER
'We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
Sunday May 18, 1997
811 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria .......... $249,900
Key-West style elevated 4BR/2BA home, cathedral ceil-
ings, fireplace, large fenced yard, 2-car garage and just
steps to the bay. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
114 Pelican, Anna Maria ...................... $198,900
3BR/2BA canal home, dock with water and electric,
118' of seawall, fruit trees, sprinkler system. Call
Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
6300 Flotilla Dr. #101 Shell Point, H. B.....$89,900
Appealing 1BR/1BA poolside condo. Light, bright and
quiet location. Updated groundlevel end unit. Call
Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
10004 Cortez Rd., San Remo Condos #105,107,
and 212, Bradenton .................. $44,900 $63,500
2BR/1 BA condos, canal complex, one unit with two
boat docks. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
8207 13th Ave. N.W., Bradenton ......... $174,900
Spacious 3BR/2BA pool home on large lot. Nicely
decorated, stone fireplace, wet bar. Call Lana Craig
Bradenton neighborhood. Developed by Neal Com-
munities, Hawthorn Park is now 80 percent sold.
Smith Realtors has announced that Marion Ragni
has completed the Realtor Institute Education Program
conducted by the Florida Association of Realtors and
earned the nationally recognized designation of Gradu-
ate Realtor Institute.
Realtor Michael Advocate has joined the staff of
Wagner Realty's Anna Maria Island Office. Advocate
is a real estate attorney, mortgage broker and lecturer
hailing from New York before moving to Holmes
Beach three years ago. Advocate has been in real estate
for 35 years.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate announces that Rose
Schnoerr was the top March lister and seller at the
Anna Maria Island office.
The team of Rebecca Smith and Elfi Starrett were
the top listers and sales agents for the Holmes Beach
office of Wedebrock Real Estate Co. for the month of
Island Real Estate of Holmes Beach announced
that the team of Wendy Foldes and Ruth Hartman was
the top sales agent and Rebecca Samler was the top list-
SPACIOUS KEY-WEST STYLE
3BR/2BA withdesigner Iront doors, tile floors, vaulted
ceilings. 10 x 33 rear deck with peeks of Gulf 250' to waler
Sparkling wnrte snell yard 2806 Gull Drive. NOW $178,800.
MLS Call Dolores M. Baker
r Licensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500
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JUST LISTED Contemporary elevated canalfront home
in lovely residential community of Anna Maria. Located
on deep-water canal with direct boating access to
Tampa Bay and Intracoastal waterway. This home
offers open-floor plan, large entertainment deck over-
looking the water, breakfast bar, Pantry, and Berber
carpet and ceramic tile in dining room, kitchen, and
baths. $259,900. Call Karin Stephan eves. 388-1267
OPEN HOUSE *
SUNDAY MAY 18, 1 TO 4 PM
121 HAMMOCK RD, ANNA MARIA
COCONUT BAYOU 3BR/2BA very secure, quiet
neighborhood, just 300 steps to the beach.
SUNDAY MAY 18,1 TO 4 PM
638 DUNDEE LANE, HOLMES BEACH
NATURE AT ITS FINEST Enjoy this 5BR/4BA home
with fabulous views of Bimini Bay and MUCH MORE!
GREAT BUY Very nice 4BR/2BA Richmond-built
home with room for a pool. Including lots of extras.
SUNBOW BAY Large 4BR/3BA home with sensa-
tional look. Overlooks lush backyard and canal
dock. $169,500. #KS20120.
UNIQUE KEY ROYAL 3BR/2BA home remodeled by
a decorator. Turnkey furnished. Entertainment area
and large heated pool. $219,000 #KS19722
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MAY 14, 1997 0 PAGE 23 E3
Robert Barlow, an Anna Maria resident
and a licensed contractor, offers a new home-
check service for absentee homeowners on
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.
Island Check-a-Home provides custom-
ers with periodic reports on their property
and assistance in any maintenance, repair,
building or remodeling services as re-
Island Check-a-Home also specializes in
"pre-purchase" inspection reports for pro-
spective buyers of property on the islands.
Call 778-3089 for information.
ing agent for the firm for March.
Karin Stephen was the top lister and Ronnie Price
the top seller for Prudential Florida Realty's Anna
Maria Island office for March.
West Bradenton Home 2BR/2BA ....................$850mth
2BR/2BA Gulfview condo w/ pool.................... $750wk
2BR/2BA Gulfview luxury condo with pool.......... $900wk
2BR/2.5BA townhouse with pool..................... $700wk
2BR/1.5BA House 2 blocks to beach .......... wkly/mthly
3BR/2BA home with pool................................ $800wk
BOAT DOCK ON THE BAY
beach. $349.000. #CH18608.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA
first-floor Kingfisher overlook-
ing wide lake. $109,000.
CHARMING & SPACIOUS
Carol S. Heinze 4BR/2.5BA with many
REALTOR/CRS amenities including, a deeded
778-7246 boat slip. $191,900 #21633.
Certified Residential Specialist
WEST WIND SHORES Great Island 2BR/2BA
home only a short 1 1/2 blocks to the beach.
Enjoy the patio with a picnic table, rinse off the
sand at the outdoor shower. Separate storage for
the lawnmower or just a hideout. Seller will enter-
tain offers between $140,000 $170,000. Call
June Gilley eves. 792-0758. #22011
AFFORDABLE LIVING mobile home with 2BR/
1 BR and you can enjoy living in the sunshine. $22,500
will give you the Florida address you are looking for.
Convenient location, close to everything. Wonderful
neighbors for you to spend the winters with. Call
Horace Gilley eves. 792-0758. #18909.
COME SIT BY MY SIDE In the caged pool area and
enjoy the serenity of the lake and the solar heated
pool. Lovely furnished 3BR/2BA home is ready for
you to live the good life. Located in an area of fine
homes and convenient to everything. $195,000. Call
Bruce Skorupa eves. 795-0303. #18448.
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Home (941) 778-0608
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Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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ISLA ND CLA SSEDS
7-PIECE BEDROOM Double mattress, cream,
bamboo design. Sofa bed, queen, pale blue/beige
plaid. Upholstered rocker, medium blue. 778-0137.
MODEL HOME FURNITURE Broyhill light-oak dining
room table, leaf, 4 chairs, buffet. Living room -
entertainment center, coffee table, end table, 5-piece
sectional (cream color), all pictures and accessories
decorator coordinated (creams, mauves, greens) like
new. Total package $3,000. (941) 755-8164.
ANTIQUE DRESSING TABLE chair $25. Snapper
lawnmower and bagger $55. Two bikes $15 ea. Nice
5 ft. wall unit $95. Antique oak dresser and beveled
glass mirror $195. Coffee table.$10. Call 779-2243.
TWO PIECE SECTIONAL mauve and green. Like
new $425 OBO. 383-2594.
MARY KAY Consultant on the Island. Capture the
sunset. Sun Essentials UV protectant. Dianne 778-
2991, free personal consultation and facial.
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) includ-
ing 2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver.
GAS WATER HEATER for sale. Rheem 62 gallons.
$80 and you move it please. Call 778-7978.
ESTATE SALE Fri., May 16, 9:30 3. Camel-
back sofa, wing chair, mahogany, banded inlaid
chest, gateleg table, coffee table, twin bed set,
table and chairs, dining room table, chairs, china
cabinet and buffet, lamps, rope bed, linens,
costume jewelry, bike, mirror, nice china glass
and bric-a-brac. 606 Baronet, Key Royale,
Holmes Beach. Sale conducted by Palma Sola
Appraisals and Sales, Inc.; Ina Baden, President.
GARAGE SALE Sat., May 17, 9 3. Please no
early birds. Household goods, furniture, pictures,
clothes, miscellaneous items. 310 Tarpon St.
GARAGE SALE Sat., May 17, 9 3. Huge assort-
ment Furniture, clothes, microwave, miscella-
neous. 310 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria.
GARAGE/MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun., May 17 & 18,
7:30 12 noon. 617 Roundtree Dr., Longboat Key.
YARD SALE Sat., May 17, 8 2. Antiques,
collectibles, treasures too numerous to list. 779
Jacaranda, north end of Anna Maria Island.
WE'RE STILL SEARCHING for Pele! Gray male
tiger cat, neutered, approximately 11 months old.
Last seen Apr. 25 on Bay Dr. N. in Bradenton
Beach. Please call 778-3790.
LOST- GOLD CHAIN Key West Willy's parking lot,
Apr. 30,1997. Reward $50. Please call 795-5329.
LOST on Thursday, May 8, between Galati, Anna
Maria and Cortez Bridge. A red Achilles inflatable.
Please call pager, 506-5535.
"GET STRESSLESS" West Coast Stress-Manage-
ment Training is currently accepting new registrations
for our June Stress-Management Training Work-
shops. Openings are available in all six of our unique
and informative training programs. Seating is limited,
so call early. Patricia, 761-8099.
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls)
- We come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only).
"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.
Now you can use email to write to your Island newspaper!
Our email address is
The Islander Bystander will be on the Internet with an
exciting Web site in the near future ... Look for us at
www.islanderbystander.com. INFORMATION:- -
CALL 941-778-7978 or FAX 778-9392.
Visit us at our web site: http://www.islandreal.com
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AFFORDABLE ISLAND LIVING -
2BR/1BA, heated pool ............... $79,900
BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT stunning decor,
2BR/2BA, furnished ................. $139,900
SUNSETS AND DOLPHINS Gulffront,
huge beach, 2BR/2BA ............. $519,750
Director of Rentals
Weekly from $500
Monthly from $1,000
* Bradenton Condo
3BR/2BA $800 mo
* Mirror Lake Condo
2BR/2BA $750 mo
* Wildewood Springs
2BR/2BA $750 mo
LOOKING FOR A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY? NORTH BEACH VILLAGE fantastic 3BR/2BA
If so, then this fabulous Island business is for you! townhouse faces the Gulf and is steps from the beach.
Beach-style building on extra large lot with bicycle Kitchen and baths have been upgraded and recently
rentals and gift shop. Call for details! $179,000. completely recarpeted. Two-car garage. $152,500.
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MONEY MAKING DUPLEX! Large elevated OWNER IS GETTING ANXIOUS AND
duplex in Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA each side WANTS TO SELL! Flamingo Cay canalfront
with no common wall! Lots of open decking, 3BR/2BA pool home with dock, davits and
covered parking and shell drive. $197,900. direct access to bay and Gulf. Two-car garage
and nice quiet area. $169,900.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CHARMING FLORIDA CUSTOM DESIGNED ISLAND HOME with
BEACH HOUSE! Located on the north end of 2BR/2.5BA, two-car garage, dining deck off the
the Island, 2BR/2BA, spacious with many up- kitchen and many extras that make this a true
grades, eat in kitchen, large living room, open and gem! $189,000.
airy with good rental history. $549,000.
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GREAT HOLMES BEACH
CONDO PRICED RIGHT!
2BR/2BA condo could be great rental or
vacation home. Small complex, children
OK, no pets. Two screened lanais, one
overlooks the pool. Under-unit parking.
Offered at $95,000. Call Bill Bowman
778-2248 or eves. 794-8482.
2BR/1BA, totally upgraded unit. New
carpet, breakfast bar, walk-in shower, low
maintenance fees. Priced at $89,900. Call
Ed Oliveira 778-2246 or eves 778-1751.
with fabulous views, spacious floor plans
and a short walk to the beach. Turnkey fur-
nished. 2,736 sq. ft. total living area. Large
deep-water dock. Offered at $369,000. Call
Dave Moynihan 7788-7976.
zoned R-2................... $59,500
100 x 100 Holmes Beach lot
zoned R-4................... $82,500
FULL GULFVIEW LOT
West of Gulf Drive, house plans
and permitting in place.
Reduced to............... $118,900
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CADILLAC 1983 SEDAN Deville, 4 door, V8,
loaded. White with blue interior, new paint, one
owner, sharp! $2,450. Phone 77.8-2424 or 778-4363.
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.
17 FT. THUNDERBIRD fiberglass with cover and
canopy, rebuilt 70 hp Johnson (20 hour) and trailer.
$1,300 OBO. 778-9660/729-2110.
LEARN TO FLY FISH Expert casting instruction with
captain Tom Shubat. Private or group. Call 761-1900.
PADDLE BOAT for sale (no paddles), bimini, troll
motor, battery. Great for fishing. $175. 795-5376.
17' AQUASPORT CC 90 hp rebuilt Evinrude trailer.
$6,200. Will consider car or boat as trade. 383-6877.
20' PONTOON with trailer, 50 hp Johnson. Runs
great. New bimini and console seats. Needs TLC.
$2,800 OBO. Call 739-5947, leave message.
1985 SKI NAUTIQUE like new. 17.5 feet, 351
Windsor. New upholstery $10,500. 371-8006.
16 FT. O'DAY DAYSAILOR 2 hp Suzuki outboard.
$800 OBO. 778-7320.
CAROLINA SKIFF J-14, performance trailer, mari-
ner 8 hp all 1996. New bimini, excellent condition,
extras. $2,850 cash. 778-8354.
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.,
"WALK WITH ME..."
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SERVERS, COOKS, BUSSERS full/part time. Work
at the beach. Apply in person, Cafe on the Beach,
4000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
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.
FULL TIME ACCOUNTING position available for
Longboat restaurant. Computer experience a must.
Minimum three years experience required. Mail
resumes to Rome Assoc., 2101 Manatee Ave. West,
Bradenton FL 34205.
SPORTS ASSISTANT Join the Anna Maria Island
Community Center team! Responsible, level-
headed, sports minded individual needed to work
4 pm 9 pm Mon. through Fri., also Saturdays. Must
enjoy working with Island youth. Drug-free work-
place. $6 $7 hr. Call the Center at 778-1908 or fax
FULL TIME RECEPTIONIST for Longboat Key re-
sort. Clerical and people skills required. Must work
Saturday 9 5. Benefits available. Call 383-2428.
RETIRED HANDYMAN for small apartment building.
Furnished apartment possible. 778-9188.
PROPERTY MANAGER needed for Anna Maria
Island waterfront resort. Prefer experienced couple
with office and general maintenance experience.
On-site housing available, but not required. Contact
David York at Wagner Realty, your hometown Real-
tor since 1939. 727-2800 or (800) 211-2323.
PLEASANT, ENERGETIC "morning person" needed
to open the Bagel Shop with a smile, Mon. Fri.,
6:30 9:30 am. $6 hr. Retirees welcome. Call Cindy
at 779-1212 or 778-7105.
WRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER sought for Island
newspaper- The Islander Bystander. Assignment
variety to include people features, arts, theater and
community events. Also looking for city beat/news
reporter. Newspaper experience and/or journalism
major a necessity. Please submit resume by fax,
mail or email. FAX: (941) 778-9392. Mail: 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Email:
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
.you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
AMERICAN FREEWAY -100 Start your own home-
based business. $100 binary. Travel, nutrition, tele-
card. Earn extra $ at home. Call 778-0030.
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 re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate 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.
MAGNIFICENT SUNSETS. Custom 4-5BR/4B bayfront WALK TO THE GULF BEACH from this spacious 4BR/3B
estate an sailboat water. Gourmet kitchen, 2 fireplaces, furnished waterfront townhouse on Anna Maria island, Cathe-
elegant master suite, Pool, Jacuzzi, dock and davits, tennis. dral ceilings, balcony. Community dock, 2 heated pools and
Very private. $895,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319 tennis. $164,900, Jeanette Rampone, 747-3364. C21507
STEPS TO THE BEACH. Spacious 3BR/2B, open and bright,
turnkey-furnished unit, washer/dryer, Covered parking, two
pools, Excellent rental history. $124,900. Barry and Kimberly
Charles, 795-1273 or Sandy Marchinetti, 758-7438. C19243
FABULOUS Southern Plantation-style
home on one +/- acre. Spectacular river
view, 5,239 +/- sq. ft. of living area. 5BR/4-
1/2B, large front porches. Custom kitchen,
master suite with fireplace. $469,900. Julie
DeSear, 794-3041. R20861
WARNER'S BAYOU WATERFRONT
HOME. Great location. 4BR/3B, large
master suite. Patio, beautiful backyard,
dock. Reduced. $399,000. Don Lewis,
MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE. 4 or 5BR
completely renovated, wood floors, crown
moldings. Built in 1905. French doors, fire-
place. Spacious family room overlooks
pool, dock and grounds. $618,000. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. R18225
DIRECT GULF FRONT AND DOCKAGE. Live right on
Whitney Beach, fabulous views. Private corner, 2BR, many
upgrades, tennis. Pools and tiki hut. $329,000. Jenifer
Schwell, 383-3209. R21275
100 FT +/- FRONTAGE ON GULF DR.
Build your home or business on this
multi-use lot. Gulf views possible with
new construction. Adjacent lot with
duplex available. $385,000. Anne Miller,
792-6475. L15843, D15843
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
WEST GLENN. Great value, 4BR/2-1/2B,
cathedral ceiling, large master bedroom,
Bright and light. Kitchen with breakfast
nook, white cabinets, separate dining
room. Screened porch, lanai, $135,900.
Van Bourgois, 778-1749. R19263
LARGEST UNIT in Shorewalk. Split
plan, 2BR/2B, wet bar, breakfast nook,
enclosed lanai. New flooring, bright and
clean. Perfect lakeview and conve-
niently located across from clubhouse.
Furniture allowance. $74,900. Van
Bourgois, 778-1749. C20688
CUTE HOME THAT NEEDS A FAMILY.
3BR, fruit trees, fenced yard. Room for
expansion. Convenient westside location.
$57,900. Anne Miller, 792-6475. R16532
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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
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807
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ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
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DOLPHIN PRE-SCHOOL Prepare your child for kin-
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through 6 years. Waiting list for infants and toddlers.
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AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
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Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
"WHITE GLOVE CLEANING" Island references,
5 years. Call 778-2085, please leave message.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING Honest, reliable
Island residents. Let us clean it up! $12 hour,
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LAWN CUTTING most lawns $15 $20. Call for free
COMPLETE LAWN SERVICE many Island refer-
ences. Call 778-1567. Frank Stork or Tom
"GENTLE GARDNER" will weed, plant, manicure
and water your garden with gentle perfection. Call
Barbara at 778-6110.
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.
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.
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING power wash roofs
and homes. Also paint or stain wicker and outdoor
furniture. Pickup and delivery. Free estimate. Call Big
Jim at 778-5587.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available weekly at $350 wk.
ELEGANT 2BR/2BA unit, steps to beach. Large
deck, tropical landscaping. Come and see. $800 mo.
Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA duplex apartment in Holmes
Beach. Unit has washer/dryer hookup, carport,
storage room. $675 mo. plus utilities. No pets. Call
Fran Maxon Real 778-1450 for information. ,
CHARMING HOLMES BEACH apartment. 2BR/1BA
with bay view and washer/dryer hookup. Annual $675
SPEND A "Weekend at Bernie's" Pirate's Den in
Holmes Beach. Furnished 1 & 2BR apartments
stone's throw to beach. Available now at off-season
rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Six month leases avail-
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.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA, large screened
porch, close to beach. Professional person, no dogs
or children. Phone 778-4010.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR excel-
lent location, 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. (941) 778-1322.
STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes Beach. Furnished,
private. Eight month lease. $450 mo. Phone 779-2023.
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.
AVAILABLE NOV. 1 MAY 1 Owner'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.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTALS on water at Anna
Maria City Pier. Call 778-9188.
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2BR/2BA DUPLEX apartment 1 block to beach.
$625 mo., last, $350 security. Includes water and
garbage. No pets. 778-1259 or 778-0405.
2BR/2BA FULLY FURNISHED in quiet area, 2.5
blocks to beach. Dishwasher, washer/dryer, cable.
Jun. through Dec. $700 mo. 778-0510.
WANTED ANNA MARIA annual rental for mature
female artist, award winning gardener, no pets or
children. Small cottage or apartment. Excellent local
references. (305) 856-3771.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH dock, turnkey, quiet
area, clean, no animals. Perfect for retired couple.
$250 wk., $600 mo. plus utilities. 794-5980.
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.
NICE QUIET AREA 2BR cottage near Anna Maria
City Pier. Fully furnished. $350 wk. Available for
1998 season. Six months at $1,100 mo. 779-2143.
2BR LARGE GULFFRONT home. Available weekly
or monthly. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate,
Inc. (941) 778-9611.
ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA apartments in
Anna Maria City. Nice furnishings, dishwasher, close
to shopping and beaches. Call Fran Maxon Real
AVAILABLE JULY 1, 1997 2BR/1BA unfurnished,
washer/dryer, garage. $700 mo., first, last, security,
references. 2BR/1BA furnished, wk./mo., Aug. -
Nov. $300 wk., $800 mo. Efficiency one roorn with
kitchen, wk./mo., May Nov. $150 wk., $375 mo.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY Easy walk to beach. Very
quiet. From $450 wk. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
Gulfstream, 778-7777 or (800) 318-5752.
BEST GULFVIEWS exclusive area, unique home.
3BR/2BA top master's suite, decks, patio, tropical
gardens, beautifully furnished. $3,300 mo., $1,200
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.
WANTED DUPLEX house or condo. Serious buyer
seeking on Anna Maria Island. Call 516-589-3943 or
e-mail email@example.com. Principals only.
ONLY 4 LOTS LEFT at beautiful Perico Shores!
Build your dream home! Reach Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
GREAT ISLAND FAMILY HOME 2BR with carport
and meticulous landscaping. $159,900. Reach Rich-
ard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
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.
POPULAR KEY-WEST STYLE elevated home,
200 yards from beach. Drive by 2918 Avenue C. Call
778-0812 for private showing. $149,000.
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.
IMMACULATE! MINT CONDITION 2BR, new
kitchen, sunporch, garage, boat slip, ground level,
walk to beach, room for pool. $159,900. Hurry while
it lasts. Owner 778-3775.
MOBILE HOME in Cortez Park on the bay. Clean,
modern, 2BR, unfurnished. $225 mo. fee. Over 55,
mostly seasonal residents. $25,000. Call Barbara at
Mike Norman Realty 778-6696.
NICE DUPLEX BY OWNER 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA,
elevated, enclosed garage, new AC, bayview. 206
Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach. $179,900. 778-2681.
ELEVATED 3BR/2BA home with hot tub. Walk to
beach. 260 S. Harbor. $219,950. Call Mary Ann
Schmidt, Coldwell Banker, 778-2261.
OPEN HOUSE Sun., May. 18, 2 -4. 6200 Flotilla Dr.
#314.2BR/2BA condo with glass lanai, newly deco-
rated, furnished, tennis court and heated pool.
NEW 3BR/2BA STILT HOME with garage near best
beach and pier. $224,500. Reach Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA with pool and large ga-
rage. $299,900. Reach Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND'S finest Gulffront home. 270'
x 100' walled-in estate setting. $1,290,000. Reach
Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
OPEN HOUSE 1 4, Mon. through Sat. Spacious
Waterfront home with boat dock, 3,420 sq. ft. living
area, 5,900' under roof. 4BR/4BA with wet bar, 7-per-
son spa, 3 decks, cathedral ceiling, white wood floors,
custom black & white carpet and tile, all on beautiful
Coconut Bayou. 18 months new! 3-car garage and
many extras not listed. A must see! 130 Hammock Rd.,
Anna Maria. Owner/broker. Offered below construction
appraisal of $485,000. Call 778-6155.
PERICO ISLAND'S BEST buy! 2BR/2BA condo, turnkey
furnished and shows like a model! $109,500. Reach
Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY zoned residential/re-
tail building 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.
MOBILE HOME WITH owned land and low monthly
maintenance fees. 2BR/2BA furnished. $59,900.
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO BAY CLUB Call your Perico Specialist for
the latest price reductions and new listings. Marilyn
Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
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19 Tell el -, Nile
20 Richards of
23 1980 Oscar
25 Makes available
27 Alvarado of
30 More like Mrs.
books and TV
33 Some are
34 London park
36 Scarlett's mother
41 Tiny one of
44 Candy counter
45 "-- go bragh"
46 Mark of
49 Like a streaker
51 -- NaNaof
54 St. Francis-
59 View from
61 Indian prince
62 Perkins's killer
65 They blow with
66 Boggy land
67 Form of ID
70 Tolkien forest
73 Where Diana
74 Milne creature
76 Like some stories
77 Special-care job
at the cleaner's
79 Reads the riot
88 Contest in
89 Bachelor's last
90 One in an
91 Uffizi attraction
93 Storage area
95 Fairy tale
96 Sailor's top
101 Bit of
105 Museum guides
107 1960 #1 hit"-
109 First name on
114 It might make a
report for a
121 More crushed
122 "South Pacific"
123 Pedal parts
125 Requiring a tie
1 Hood's rod
2 Aramis, to Athos
4 Brings in
5 What vines do
6 Deepest lake in
7 "All the Way"
8 Neighbor of Arg.
9 Word to a boxer,
10 Paisleys, e.g.
11 Rumbled, in a
13 Prefix with duct
14 Gunn of
15 Escalator feature
17 Flu feature
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69 Knicks great
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80 Cry of Caesar
81 Arrive at, as a
82 It's the law
85 Word with park
87 Big circus name
94 Valley crosser
97 British mil.
98 Feet containers
99 Maker of the
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108 "My People"
110 Not solid
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Key-West style home with 3BR/2BA and great room. Sunbow Bay 2BR/2BA, covered parking, elevator, 4BR/2.5BA spacious home in River Harbor West.
Vaulted ceilings, enclosed garage area. Great Island pool, tennis. Close to beach, church, shopping. Com- Key-West style house with front and back porches.
location. $219,950. Call Mary Ann Schmidt or pare location and price. $84,900. Call Bob or Lu Open-plan with large kitchen. Community pool,
Helen White Rhoden. tennis and dock. Home warranty. $269,900. Call
Bob or Penny Hall.
FLAMINGO CAY CANALFRONT HOME
3BR/2BA, garage on cul-de-sac, with direct access to
Intracoastal waterway. New 10,000 lb. boat lift. Near
beach. $199,500 Call Rose Schnoerr.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX .
Good income great location excellent lot for
future building. Close to beach, schools, shops. Few
duplexes available. This one is a winner! 2BR/1BA
and 1BR/1BA $139,900. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden.
PERICO PATIO HOMES 40' DOCK WITH DEEP WATER
Great lifestyle on lovely Perico Island. Pool, court- Smuggler's Landing 3BR/3BA townhouse with great
yard, security. Easy access to beach, mainland, water views. High ceilings and light colors through-
3BR/2.5BA wood-burning fireplace, ceramic tile out. Close to the beaches and ready to move into.
floor. $174,500. Call Bobye Chasey. $275.000. Call Mary Ann Schmidt.
SIX-UNIT MOTEL/APARTMENT LOTS OF SPACE
Only a half block to beach. A vacation oasis of old 3BR/2BA caged lap pool gigantic lot. A charmer in
Florida living. Large heated pool. New wall air con- west Bradenton. Large rooms. $104,900.
ditioner. Cook-out grill. Laundry facilities.
$329,900. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
866 AUDUBON DR. 2BR/2BA Kingfisher,
turnkey furnished $129,900 Ask for Rose Schnoerr
870 AUDUBON DR. 2BR/2BA Second floor, view
of lake. Furnished $99,900 Ask for Harold Small
1304 PERICO POINT CIRCLE 2BR/2BA
Villa with garage, long water view $135,000 Ask
for Rose Schnoerr
1304 PERICO POINT CIRCLE 2BR/2BA
Villa with garage. Lanai leads to open deck with
water view. $135,000. Ask for Rose Schnoerr
921 SANDPIPER CIRCLE 2BR/2BA Osprey. View
over lake, carport $89,900. Ask for Rose Schnoerr
934 SANDPIPER CIRCLE 2BR/2BA Osprey.
View of bay and wild life sanctuary. $93,900 Ask
for Rose Schnoerr
1213 SPOONBILL LANDINGS CIRCLE -
2BR/2BA Widest lake view in PBC. Two-car ga-
rage $137,500 Ask for Rose Schnoerr
1260 SPOONBILL LANDINGS CIRCLE -
2BR/2BA Largest Perico Club. Den could be third
bedroom. $144,900. Ask for Dick Maher or Dave
957 WATERSIDE 2BR/2BA end unit, Bayberry
Model. Epoxy-pebble lanai. $122,900. Ask for
859 WATERSIDE LANE 2BR/2BA Jasmine
end unit. Nice water and mangrove view.
$129,900. Ask for Harold Small.
508 WOODSTORK CIRCLE 2BR/2BA
St. Barts model. Professionally decorated. Water
view $144,500. Ask for Bobye Chasey.