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Canker detectives expected soon on Island
By Jim Hanson
Canker detectives will be on Anna Maria Island
within two weeks, seeking the Asian citrus canker that
has invaded several groves on the mainland.
It is bound to remind Islanders of a major citrus
horror in 1986, when 270 trees on 166 properties were
found canker-infected and burned. A newspaper of the
time called it "a chain-saw massacre" of trees.
Then, thousands of trees around Palmetto were
destroyed, too. Palmetto is now the center of the can-
ker outbreak. No infected trees have been found on the
Island or elsewhere in Manatee County.
But Ed Curlett, U.S. Department of Agriculture
specialist flown in from Washington to coordinate as-
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner sparked
a lively debate last week when he called for a study of
"I think we've come to a point that we have to se-
riously look at merging the three cities," he said at his
neighborhood chat at the Island Branch Library.
VanWagoner organized "chats" outside the venue
of city hall to discuss his opinions on current issues.
He said a major problem is that the cities are being
overrun with state and federal mandates and they don't
have the staff or budget to fulfill them.
'This comes from reading what's coming down to us
from Tallahassee," he explained. "They [the Florida leg-
islature] have a new commission on local government and
we were warned by the Florida League of Cities that if the
small municipalities want to save themselves from being
almost wiped out, they'd better speak up now."
"I've been here since the 1960s and I thought I'd
never see the day that the three cities would cooperate
on anything and the last few years they have," Martha
She suggested starting with one department such as
"I think we lose something very precious if we all
become one big conglomerate," Jane Early replied. "I
find it very interesting and exciting to go from one city
to another. Each has its own special character and way
of doing things. If we give in and say its inevitable
we're giving up the very thing that brought us here in
the first place."
VanWagoner said his suggestion is a way to pre-
serve what is special about the Island.
Barbara Lacina said the cities will have more clout
if they are united.
"Even if there are some inefficiencies, I think that's
to be preferred," Gladys Martineau said. "Look at the laws
that are passed in Anna Maria and how different they are
from the laws we live under in Holmes Beach and contrast
that with Bradenton Beach. By turning the Island into one
city we would be losing our individuality."
"We're suffering from being required to do so
many things," VanWagoner said "We're all going to
fall behind. I like the same things you do but I don't
want to see them slip away because we run into a bu-
reaucratic morass. If we are not in danger of doing that,
then I don't want to change a thing."
Richard Palmer suggested having one Island admin-
istration to handle the government mandates but leaving
the police and public works departments separate.
Holmes Beach Building Official Joe Duennes
pects of the war against canker, said the Island is by no
means in the clear.
To check every tree
Crews working in pairs will come to the Island
soon to check every citrus tree in every yard. They will
work from aerial photographs that identify every tree.
They will "knock on the door and let the property
owner know they'll be looking at the trees in the yard."
Cankerous trees will be tagged with colored tape.
Later they will be cut down and either burned or bur-
ied in a landfill certified to receive such material, said
Curlett. Boundaries of known canker areas now are
concentrated in groves around Interstate 75 in north
Manatee County near Palmetto. Until near week's end,
canker was found only in commercial groves, but late
last week it was found in a residential area.
Curlett described canker symptoms as brown le-
sions with a yellowish halo, similar to a human can-
ker sore, on leaves and fruit. It eventually works its
way into the heart of a tree and kills it. Canker is harm-
less to humans, he stressed, "but it is not a pretty sight
on your tree."
We have the franchise
It infests all forms of citrus fruit, Curlett said, but
grapefruit and limes seem most vulnerable. It exists
nowhere else in the U.S. except Manatee County and
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spoke about the public works and building depart-
ments. Duennes said he spends a great deal of time
meeting federal and state mandates, which can be con-
fusing and change frequently.
"It takes up a lot of our time," he explained. "I try
to check frequently with surrounding jurisdictions and
get their thoughts and come to my own conclusion. I
find that a lot of these things are largely judgmental and
sometimes it's hard to be consistent."
He gave an example of the community rating sys-
tem in which the city must comply with a host of daily,
weekly and monthly obligations in order to lower flood
insurance premiums for residents.
Another example is the National Pollution Dis-
charge Elimination System in which all cities and
counties are required to clean up stormwater runoff
before it enters rivers, streams and bays. The city has
spent $18,000 on the permit application.
"The Environmental Protection Agency [Florida
Department of Environmental Protection] is examining
all our water conditions," he said. "They will issue a
permit to the cities and county Oct. 1, and we'll have
three to five years to comply with it. We'll have to have
a certified stormwater operator on staff or hire a firm
to monitor on a regular basis any water that leaves our
He said the planned retention pond at the end of
43rd Street is to filter stormwater runoff for the
NPDES. The project was proposed by the Southwest
Florida Water Management District which will foot 50
percent of the cost.
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Those Were the Days .................................... 7
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Island Poet ................................................ 11
Stir-it-up .................................................... 13
AMERICAN FLAG ......................... ......... 16
Streetlife ........................................................ 20
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 23
Crossword puzzle........................... ......... 32
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
JUNE 25, 1997
Il PAGE 2 E JUNE 25, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Mayor agrees to second study of pipe area
By Anthony Seaton
At a question and answer session Friday, June 20,
with Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard and South-
west Florida Water Management District representative
Chuck Haddaway, Shumard gave in to residents' de-
mands and agreed to do a study that was originally rec-
ommended by the city's planning and zoning board.
Shumard says he'll have a feasibility study done to
examine a second option to solve drainage problems
from Pine Avenue to Magnolia Avenue.
The new study will look at deepening and main-
taining the existing swale, or ditch. The first study
included only a buried elliptical pipeline nearly the
entire length of the ditch, with a swale placed above
After the meeting, though, Shumard indicated that
a vote of the commission will determine whether the
study is actually funded.
At a work session on May 13, the mayor recom-
mended to the commission that the second study not be
done, stating he personally preferred a pipe. He said the
second study would cost $6,500.
The pipeline feasibility study, done by the engi-
neering firm Zoller," Najjar and Shroyer Inc., cost
The pipeline itself will cost more than $100,000,
according to Public Works Director Phil Charnock.
Shumard continues to say he thinks the pipeline
will cost less in the long run.
A study of the area in question by Swiftmud con-
cluded: "Pipe ... once buried ... is typically within
the zone of tidal fluctuation [and] maintenance is re-
quired at frequent intervals in order to prevent a re-
duction in the system's discharge capabilities. Open
channels can also be kept at higher levels than pipes,
so that they are less restricted by tidal influence.
Maintenance is simplified when compared to a pipe
system, because of the open access."
The mayor says he has reasons other than cost for
favoring the pipe. ,
At the session Friday, initiated by Georgia Van
Cleave, 525 Magnolia Ave., in a call to Haddaway
of Swiftmud, Shumard said, "If I lived next door to
a swale, I'd be upset," referring to the resident who
most favors a pipeline, Ray Damrow of 523 Spring
"Three feet of my land is gone," Damrow said, al-
luding to erosion of the open ditch in his backyard.
"I will agree with the pipe if I'm shown it's the
most cost effective," said Bruce Anderson, 527 Mag-
"If you were in my position for 11 years, you
wouldn't give a damn what it costs," answered
Harriet Carlson, 524 Spring Ave., asked the mayor
if the city would clean the ditch behind her house as
"We're going to do it all, Harriet," the mayor said.
"When?" Carlson asked.
"I don't know," Shumard said.
This meandering stream and its mangrove canopy
would be replaced by a straight-line landscaped
swale and underground pipeline if a proposed plan
gains approval of permitting agencies. Islander
Photo: Anthony Seaton
"A year? Two years?" Carlson asked
"Maybe," Shumard said
"I'm just trying to get some answers, Chuck,"
"It's budget time. Some of these concerns will be
included now that we've heard you," said Commis-
sioner Elaine Burkly. "We've got to go step by step."
Some residents spoke inrfavor of the plan.
"That's a mess. It [the pipeline] is just going to
clean up that nasty mess," said Debbie Carter, of 508
Those opposed or who said at the very least a sec-
ond feasibility study should be done were the majority
of the 10 residents who spoke up, however.
"The Damrows have a problem not of their own
making," said Anderson, "and I sympathize. But we're
trying to make sure the city spends tax money wisely,
as opposed to doing someone a favor," he said.
The mayor continued to say that he personally
opposes the open swale concept.
"Kids could fall in it. Kids could drown," he said.
However, Shumard finally relented. "I'll have the
other study done," he said, "But this is just going to
delay it and then it'll cost $200,000."
... and about
Several terms and issues concerning a pro-
posed drainage project were clarified during a
meeting on the subject on June 20 including:
The "flapper valve" which would prevent
water from traveling back up the pipe from
Bimini Bay would be on the end of the pipe, not
at Magnolia Avenue as the mayor indicated.
The city will be responsible for cleaning
out the pipeline, not the county, as the mayor
"The city can use a firehose to clean it
if they want," according to Swiftmud's Chuck
Haddaway. "They just have to use a sediment
trap on the other end."
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil
Chamock said they have a special truck that will
suck the sediment out as opposed to blowing
The city can do whatever it wants with
the dozens of 20- to 30-foot-tall mangrove
trees along the ditch because they are on a
man-made ditch and, according to Swiftmud,
exempt from laws concerning mangrove re-
moval or cutting.
Milton Warren Adams, 52, of Bradenton, was ar-
rested and charged with four counts of auto burglary by
Bradenton Beach police last week.
Coquina Beach employees reported to police that
they saw Adams looking into vehicle windows and
pulling on door handles. The officer stopped Adams as
he was exiting the beach parking lot and noted he was
very nervous and shaking uncontrollably.
The officer said when he advised Adams of the
allegations, Adams denied them, then admitted to
them. Adams was taken to the police department for
questioning and said he committed five auto burglar-
ies at the beach between February and June. He was
placed in custody and transported to the county jail.
According to police, Adams said he took purses,
removed the cash and threw away the purses and credit
cards in a wooded area of Palma-Sola Causeway.
While doing an inventory of Adams' vehicle, po-
lice said they found a stolen tag and a battery charger.
Adams said he removed the charger from a vehicle at
Citrus canker inspectors start soon on Island
CANKER, FROM PAGE 1
the Miami area.
Control actions have not been specified yet, but at
least one Manatee grower, Al Repetto, has voluntarily
bulldozed parts of his groves. The trees are now dry
enough for incineration.
None of this is related to the Mediterranean fruit fly
battle going on in Hillsborough County, Curlett said.
Contrary to a widespread belief, Medfly does not
spread citrus canker. Malathion is being sprayed by
planes over 300 square miles of the Tampa area, de-
spite strong complaints by people with allergies and
organic farmers, beekeepers and tropical fish farmers
whose livestock is dying under the blanket spraying.
Both Medfly and canker are threats to the state's
citrus industry, second only to tourism and valued at $6
billion a year.
Canker is a highly contagious disease, spread by
people and equipment from tree to tree as well as by
wind, birds, insects and other means. And it is very
hardy, probably lying dormant since the 1986 outbreak
and somehow reactivated this spring. Workers and oth-
Anyone who suspects'a tree of citrus canker
infection should telephone their suspicions to
federal, state or county officials. The number for
anything related to canker is 721-6622. Officials
stress not to attempt to bring evidence to authori-
ties. Symptoms, small brown lesions with a yel-
lowish halo on leaves and fruit, are similar to
those of some other diseases.
Don't do anything, just call the experts.
ers in the infected areas must clean their clothing and
equipment chemically when they leave.
An unwelcome distinction
Anna Maria is a target for canker suspicions because
the deadly outbreak in 1986 was first spotted here.
Then, the Island was quarantined so that its fruit
could not be legally sent anywhere, even across the
street. Even lawn care workers had to have permits to
haul away tree trimmings and have their equipment
disinfected before each trip to the dump.
Crews cut down infected trees and all others within
50 feet, and all plants within 125 feet were sprayed with
The quarantine of Anna Maria lasted until 1988,
for an area must be canker-free for two years after the
last infected trees are found.
At that time it was suspected the bacteria had been
lurking here since an earlier canker scare in 1984,
which was blamed on 90,000 young trees sold by a
nursery in Polk County and shipped all over central
Ultimately, an estimated 20 million trees were de-
stroyed in the state, causing some $25 million in losses
from unmarketed fruit alone, plus $40 to $50 million
the state spent fighting the canker.
Very small consolation was, and is, the federal
government's notation that canker's impact was relatively
minor compared with citrus blight, which affects perhaps
a million trees a year for an annual loss of $100 million.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 25, 1997 M PAGE 3 E3
Privateers, Islanders ready for big July 4 parade
By Jim Hanson
Anna Maria Island's seven-mile parade and all-day
Fourth of July celebration is little more than a week
away, and the Privateers can hardly wait.
The organization has been working on this major
patriotic event for two months, said President John
Swager, and "we're so proud of the result that we can
hardly wait to get it on the road."
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 4,
at Coquina Beach, filing through Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria to the historic Anna
Maria City Pier.
The picnic will begin at parade's end at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, with food served
from noon until 4 p.m. and the celebration continuing
"Something for everybody" is the Privateers'
promise to Islanders.
The complete parade route is from Coquina Beach
up Gulf Drive (turning at East Bay Drive onto Old Gulf
Drive to the Manatee Public Beach), continuing on
Gulf Drive to Marina Drive, up Marina Drive and Palm
Drive, merging back onto Gulf Drive and down Pine
Avenue to disband at the pier.
Participating will be the Privateers' boat-float, cars,
trucks, bikes anything with wheels, said Swager.
"We can't have a walking parade on a state road"
which is most of the parade route, he said.
Already signed up are Conquistador "crewes" from
Bradenton and Port Charlotte, and at least two from
Tampa have already said they'd be here. Also on hand
will be the Goldwing Motorcycle Club, a club with at
least 20 Harley Davidsons that will be "decorated to the
But mostly the Privateers want Anna Maria Island
people to participate, and it looks good: 26 vehicles
committed as of late last week, and more are coming.
Veterans groups are well represented but there's room
Eric Rushnell, parade chairman, urged businesses
and individuals to turn in application forms right away
so he'll have a better handle on what to expect.
At the Community Center, the menu will be as
American as the holiday barbecued chicken, baked
beans and potato salad. Soft drinks and a cash bar will
be available. The picnic dinner is $5. Tickets may be
purchased at the picnic or in advance from individual
Island Firefighter Mark
Paloski spent a few hours
Saturday collecting funds
for the Duette fire depart-
ment for a new automatic
external defibrillators. A
total of $460 was raised
on the Island. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat
During the festivities, the organization will an-
nounce student winners of Privateer scholarships to
Manatee Community College and universities of
Entertainment is to include music of all beats from
all relevant generations by Reid Frost, Jay Crawford,
Rockin' Rob Roberts, Hickory Wind country and blue-
grass group, and others still being recruited, Rushnell
More than 1,000 people are expected at this year's
event, with proceeds as always going to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Anna Maria City
6/26, 8:30 a.m., Special commission
6/26, 9 a.m., Budget work session
7/3, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
7/1, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
6/25, 7 p.m., EMS Study Committee, Fire
Station 3, 107 Second Street N., Bradenton
July 4 closings
All city offices, the Anna Maria Fire
District administrative office, the Island
Branch Library and Tingley Memorial
Library will be closed.
Waste Management garbage collection
scheduled for July 4 will be made July 5.
Bradenton Beach garbage collection will be
as scheduled on July 4.
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jB PAGE 4 I JUNE 25, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Officials: mitigate, prepare, evacuate for storms
By Pat Copeland
The three buzz words at the second annual Island
Mayors' Hurricane Conference last week were mitigation,
preparation and evacuation.
The three Island mayors joined police and emergency
officials to educate Islanders on hurricane preparation.
They brought information garnered at the National Hur-
ricane Conference, the Governor's Hurricane Conference
and the federal Emergency Management Institute.
"One of our goals is to get as much information out
to people as possible," said Fire Chief Andy Price, the
Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney said of-
ficials who have been through recent storms in the south-
eastern U.S. have realized the importance of mitigation.
"Mitigation is focusing on preparedness necessary to
effectively respond and recover from a disaster," he ex-
plained. "It's the invest-now-and-save-later principle of
For example, residents can mitigate their homes by
bracing roof trusses, installing double-entry garage doors
or bracing garage doors and protecting windows with ply-
wood, safety film, storm shutters or panels.
A hurricane home self-inspection sheet is available at
the Holmes Beach Public Works Department. Public
works officials in all three cities and county emergency
management officials are available to advise homeowners
of ways to mitigate.
Karen Windon, Manatee County's chief of emer-
gency operations, urged each resident or family to make
a disaster kit to take when they evacuate. County emer-
gency publications list items that should be included in the
She told of a new county publication that details ac-
tion guidelines for pets. The brochure lists supplies for a
pet disaster kit, explains what preparations to make if you
must leave your pet behind and gives advice about pet
behavior during and after a storm.
Windon urged residents to plan ahead, especially for
"A shelter's not the place you want to be," she said.
'"Ten square feet is not my idea of luxurious accommoda-
tions. Find someone you can stay with. That has to hap-
pen and it has to happen now."
Hurricane Opal in the Florida Panhandle gen-
erated a storm surge of 16 to 19 feet.
Storm surges are wind-driven, making the
Gulf Coast more vulnerable.
The storm surge from a Category 3 storm
would reach the top of the doors on the fire station
in Holmes Beach.
Even when a hurricane is 12 hours away,
landfall can only be predicted with 60 to 80 percent
In 1996, North Topsail Beach, N.C., was hit
by both a Category 2 and a Category 3 hurricane
within eight weeks of each other. Property damage
was $270 million from Hurricane Bertha and $3.2
billion from Hurricane Fran. The first two buildings
to be destroyed during the storm were city hall and
the police department.
After Hurricane Opal, storm debris cleanup
in the Panhandle did not begin for three weeks.
In Dade County, 10,000 homes could have
been saved from Hurricane Andrew's destruction
Windon touted another county program called
"Neighbor Sheltering Neighbors." The brochure points
out that for many years, residents were urged to leave the
county during evacuation. After reviewing gridlock situ-
ations resulting from recent hurricane evacuations in the
southeastern U.S., that is now considered impractical.
Residents are asked to find friends in relatively safe
zones away from the threat of storm surge to stay with
during evacuation. In turn, home and business owners in
those zones are urged to open their buildings to friends,
employees and others who need shelter.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said he felt
like he was preaching to the choir because the same people
come to the conference each year.
"This is the group that's conscientious enough to
make the plans up front," he noted. "It's the other 7,000
people [Islanders] that we need to be concerned about."
Romine urged the attendees to "Take this information
back to your neighbors."
Everyone should have an evacuation plan, Romine
said. Decide specifically where you're going to go and
calculate how long it will take you to reach your destina-
tion, well in advance of the storm.
"Don't plan to go to Disney World," he advised.
"Orlando operates on a 75 to 85 percent occupancy rate.
It doesn't take too long to fill up that other 15 percent. Of-
ficials from neighboring counties don't want you to come
there, because there's nowhere to put you."
He said when an evacuation is ordered officials will
use various methods to alert residents including television
and radio, P.A. systems on police cars and door-to-door
"Leave early," he stressed. "Evacuation is much
easier if we don't have to tell you to go. Don't end up in
a parking lot called a road. If you think it's time to go, it's
probably time to go. If someone tells you to go, it's defi-
nitely time to go. If there's no one around to tell you to go,
it's too late."
He said the peak times for traffic congestion during
evacuation are 8 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 9 p.m., so plan to leave
during off hours.
"There's not a house in the world worth saving, be-
cause once that storm hits, there's nothing you can do," he
warned. "There's not a television show that's going to pay
you enough money for that video that you're going to take
from your balcony during the storm. There's nothing
that's worth the lives of you and your family."
closed July 4
The Islander Bystander office will be closed
on Friday, July 4.
The classified advertising deadline will remain
at noon, Monday, July 7, for the July 11 issue and
the office will be open Saturday, July 5, for
classified from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Display advertis-
ers should contact their sales representative regard-
ing early deadlines for the July 11 issue.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 25, 1997 N PAGE 5 IIE
Commissioner challenges mayor on charter
By Pat Copeland
What began as a flap over spending has escalated
into a challenge over duties outlined in the Holmes
Beach City Charter.
In a memo last week Commissioner Don Maloney
questioned Mayor Bob VanWagoner's interpretation of
the duties of the mayor with regard to financial matters.
The issue began at a May work session when com-
missioners questioned a $6,000 remodeling project in
the public works building. The project included con-
verting a garage into office space and was funded with
unused salaries for a clerk who had not yet been hired.
"We really needed the office space," Building In-
spector Bill Saunders said. "We have done the work
Saunders said when the new city hall is built, the
public works building is slated to remain and can be
converted back into garages or whatever space the city
Commissioners said the mayor should have come
to them for approval before the project was started. The
Citing a letter the mayor recently wrote to The Is-
lander Bystander concerning the duties of the mayor
and commission, Maloney said commissioners are sup-
posed to approve financial matters.
"Even though in your letter to the editor you ac-
knowledged that the commission has 'all legislative
powers' and 'duties having to do with ... financial
matters,' you apparently feel that money that comes in
sort of 'over the transom' is not involved in the rules,"
Maloney pointed to the "strange chief executive
officer reasoning" on the mayor's part regarding the
public works remodeling and "reasoning that it was
available for whatever you chose since the new em-
ployee we had approved hadn't yet been hired and that
made the salary we hadn't yet paid free for the taking."
Maloney said VanWagoner used the same reason-
ing to have a $2,152.50 roof constructed over one of the
old recycle bin enclosures to house the police
department's new boat and all-terrain vehicle. At their
last meeting commissioners refused to approve the
transfer of funds for the "after the fact" expenditure
until a department head explains the need to them.
Maloney noted, "It's safe to assume that you rea-
soned that since that money came from the sale of the
old.boat income we hadn't counted on why not
spend it on the roof and then tell the commission?"
Maloney advised VanWagoner to read the charter
again and "understand that the almost $9,000 of
'found' money might very well have been spent on
things some might consider more useful to our city than
a boat garage roof or a public works meeting room."
In this week's work session, VanWagoner said the
request to transfer funds was an appropriate bookkeep-
"I've already apologized about the improvements
to the public works offices, but if you guys didn't know
about the new roof on the shed, then you're either blind
or deaf because it's been sitting out there for quite
awhile," he pointed out.
VanWagoner said it's the duty of the department
liaisons to bring these matters to the other commission-
"I don't think our job is to go around and see what
everybody's doing," Maloney replied. "According to
you, the liaisons must work through you anyway."
Commissioner Ron Robinson said he was the liai-
son for buildings and grounds when the public works
remodeling was done and he was not informed of the
"I don't think that should have been done without
commission approval," he said. "If you look at the
charter it says that the liaison should be involved in any
major building project."
"The charter doesn't say anything like that,"
VanWagoner responded. "The legislative procedures
code deals with liaisons."
"My concern is when we do things like that we are
open to criticism from the community," Maloney con-
cluded. "I've had more than one citizen who is con-
cerned over the fact that we have the only boat in town
that needs a roof."
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during the organization's Golf Tournament. The
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Bob Kinney and Jeff Brown. The putting contest was
won by Andy Miller. Todd Mosher won closest to the
pin at hole 4 and Tim Horton won closest to the pin
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"Just use common sense."
That's the word for the next few weeks as people
take to the sea in boats for one of the biggest boat-
ing weekends of the summer the Fourth of July.
Face it: prudent boaters will stay in port for the
weekend in order to avoid the danger of ramming
into imprudent yachtspeople who tend to go too fast
while perhaps having a little too much adult bever-
age, often in the dark either on the way to or com-
ing back from a fireworks display.
And despite the promise of massive marine law
enforcement activity, U.S. Coast Guard boardings
for safety violations and a ton of warnings from
press and others, there will unfortunately be lots of
problems out there.
Hence the suggestion: "Just use common sense."
Common sense dictates that you don't drive your
boat where the birds are walking, yet every week
hundreds of Floridians tear up seagrass beds and
boat props smashing their boats through shallows.
Common sense dictates you have enough life
jackets for every person on the boat, yet every week
the "Coastlines" column in The Islander Bystander
chronicles people receiving notices for not having
enough personal flotation devices for every person
How tough a job can it be for the boat captain to
have everybody on the boat hold up a life jacket
before you take off to make sure there's enough to
Common sense dictates you don't drink and
drive including a boat yet every week there's
alcohol-related problems in state waters. A simple
solution is the same as for autos a designated
driver. You can take it a step further and refuse to
ride if the driver over-imbibes.
One of the simplest and easiest things you can do
is get a boat safety inspection. The check-out is free,
is offered at most of the boat ramps in the area and
lets you know if you have problems with any marine
Don't forget that boat registration expires the
end of June, so if you're planning on doing any boat-
ing after June 30, renew your registration.
And, if you do go boating over the long Fourth
of July weekend, remember:
Just use common sense.out there.
Same goes for barbecuing, sun bathing and all
other potentially hazardous holiday activities es-
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Island bike path
should not be on 'hold'
Concerning the Islander's "Island recreational bike
path on hold" column in the June 4 issue, we were
wondering when the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation was going to get around to repaving the main
routes and adding bike lanes.
If anyone has ever ridden a bicycle along Gulf
Drive from Anna Maria City to Longboat Key, it is like
taking your life into your hands! There are no bike
lanes and no (or very poor) sidewalks along Gulf
If a person would take a bicycle ride through
Longboat Key, he or she would notice a very well
planned, beautifully laid out bike path and sidewalk
system. We all know there is a bit more money avail-
able from the Longboat government, but most of the
funds came from DOT and it is about time Anna
Maria's Gulf Drive is repaved with a bike path just the
same as Longboat Key.
Can we get the three Island city governments to
push DOT to get moving on repaving the decaying road
and add a bike path, during off season of course, which
will ease traffic congestion and allow people to traverse
the Island on bicycles and not worry of a vehicle caus-
ing serious bodily damage.
We wish homeowners and businesses along Gulf
Drive to cooperate with FDOT on making this issue as
painless as possible. There is plenty of room.
We hope you can advise us and all other cyclists
concerning this issue. We truly appreciate The Islander
Bystander keeping the community, cyclists or not, in-
formed on developments regarding safe cycling on
beautiful Anna Maria Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Natt, Holmes Beach
Center's Fishing College
The Anna Maria Island Community Center wishes
to thank Capt. Mike Heistand and his sponsor, The Is-
lander Bystander, for the success of the recent Anna
Maria Island Fishing College.
Thanks to your efforts, 41 students participated
over two evenings, earning the Center $1,070.
We are very grateful for your continuous support.
Pierrette Kelly, executive director, AMICC
"Eternal Vigilance" is not only the price of liberty,
it also seems to be the price of clean air and clean wa-
ter. Recent events bear this out.
After much hard work, many thought we had fi-
nally won the battle to keep Orimulsion out of the deli-
cate waters that surround us here on Anna Maria Island.
That was in April a year ago, when the governor and
cabinet voted 4-3 denying Florida Power and Light's
application to ship that dirty fuel up from Venezuela
through Tampa Bay, and then burn it in nearby Parish.
FPL appealed that decision; and has dragged it on
in court for over a year. Just recently the Appellate
Court asked the governor and cabinet for some more
information about their decision. FPL seized this as an
opportunity to go back to the governor and cabinet in
an effort to reverse the April 1996 decision. Now, they
are offering to make concessions that they said they
could not make last year.
Nothing has really changed. FPL still wants per-
mission to ship and burn the same filthy, experimental
fuel. But now, good, concerned citizens will have to go
back to our governor and cabinet to fight FPL all over
There is always great pressure on elected officials
from powerful special interest groups. If you haven't
made your objections known to the governor and cabi-
net members, please do it now.
They listened to us before, but they need to hear
from us again. We all must encourage them to stand
fast on their decision of last year.
Names, addresses, phone and fax numbers for the
governor and cabinet members are available from the
Island libraries or the libraries across the bay. Making
our views known is the only way to protect ourselves
from this threat to our air, our water, and our liveli-
hoods that depend on them.
Carl Parks, Anna Maria
THSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 4, The Story Of Anna Maria City
by June Alder
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Still standing on the northwest corner of Spring and Tarpon, this is thought to be
the first dwelling to go up in the Anna Maria Beach Resort, probably in 1910.
Called "Pioneer Cottage," it was occupied by developer George W. Bean for a
time. By the early 1920s the C. W. Bonhams (at left chatting with friends) owned
it. When Anna Maria was incorporated Bonham was temporary town clerk and
later the first vice mayor.
WELCOME HOME MR. TERVIN
Hon. Wallace Tervin, who repre-
sented Manatee County in the lower house
of the state legislature in the session just
ended, returned home Tuesday night: Not
as "Mr. Tervin, the member from Mana-
tee County," but as county solicitor, the
governor having appointed him to that
place before he left Tallahassee.
Discussing the work of the legisla-
ture, Mr. Tervin said that for the most
part the men composing the member-
ship of the two houses were earnest in
their efforts. He said south Florida
would be benefited by the proposed re-
apportionment of representation in.the
legislature. He said he was favorable to
the legislature's act providing against
inheritance or income taxes as state lev-
ies in Florida.
The member from Manatee secured
passage of many acts of local nature,
including the amended Bradentown
charter, permission to the board of
county commissioners to issue time
warrants not to exceed $35,000 for pur-
chase of road building machinery; the
right.to levy a higher county tax for
publicity purposes; also for the support
of the agricultural and home demon-
stration work; acts enabling the people
of the Bradentown and Palmetto dis-
tricts to vote upon no-fence laws for
their respective districts.
The Evening Herald, April 29, 1923
The Bradentown newspaper's list
of Rep. Tervin's legislative accomplish-
ments in behalf of Manatee County did
not include approval of a new munici-
pality on Anna Maria Island.
It wasn't Tervin's fault. He'd been
working hard since February to bring
into being a town encompassing most of
the seven-mile-long island. The charter
he drafted was approved enthusiasti-
cally by the locals on March 13 and
Tervin was confident of the
But as the final days of the 1923
session approached, Tervin got a wire
from Anna Maria. A hitch had devel-
oped. Objections were being raised to
the proposed boundaries of the town. A
public meeting was to be held on April
10 to deal with the matter.
Tervin must have been annoyed. A
major last-minute change in the charter
could mean putting off its approval until
next year. Worse, a divisive fight on the
local level might wreck the whole incor-
poration plan entirely. Tervin didn't have
time to get back to Anna Maria for the
April 10 meeting, but no doubt he awaited
the outcome anxiously.
That night Mayor Pro Tem Sam
Davis stepped down from the chair so
he could participate freely in the discus-
sion. A special chairman was "chosen"
(we don't know how) to take his place.
He was J. G. "Jim" Whitehead, whose
name shows up on a 1910 plat of the
Samuel C. Cobb subdivision as owner
of a citrus grove at the corner of
Sapadilla and Avocado streets (present-
day 56th Street and Marina Drive).
We only have sketchy minutes to go
by Town Clerk Pro Tem C. W. Bonham
did not see fit to record how many people
were present or who said what but the
meeting must have been tense.
The charter submitted to the legisla-
ture described a town stretching from the
north tip of the Island down nearly four
miles to what is now the Holmes Beach
business district. What opponents wanted
was to cut the territory back to the old
Anna Maria Beach boundaries. Presum-
ably residents to the south weren't willing
to pay taxes to maintain the rundown re-
sort. Or possibly it was vice versa-some
Anna Marians were unenthusiastic about
throwing in with their southern neighbors.
Wrote Clerk Bonham: "After dis-
cussing the above topic a motion made
by U. J. Mashburn, seconded by Mr.
Schwartz (I have been unable to iden-
tify these two men) that we reduce the
territory from the south line of the S.
Cobb place to include the original hold-
ings of the Anna Maria Beach Com-
pany." Following this, Bonham simply
noted, "Motion Lost."
There was one more matter: "Mo-
tion by S. N. Davis, seconded by W. M.
Davis (temporary vice mayor) that the
attorney be wired to carry out the origi-
nal territory included in the Charter.
Motion Carried. Motion to adjourn.
Though the Evening Herald took no
note of it, evidently the charter was
granted before the gavel fell sending the
solons home. For after a gap often weeks,
the three-man Board of Commissioners of
the Town of Anna Maria convened on
June 20 to authorize Bonham to "get a list
of the necessary Books and Blanks to start
the Records and Accounts of the Town of
Where's the money coming from?
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Lightning season is coming among us
By Jim Hanson
If you're not aware that it's lightning time, you just
The storms have been few thus far, and the rainy
season is still just teasing us with threats. But there's
been enough of a kind of lightning foreplay to remind
us what it's like when it gets serious.
That will be when we start proving again why
Florida is the lightning capital of the U.S. and this area
one of the lightning capitals of Florida.
The state gets some 25,000 lightning strikes every
24-hour period, say experts with GTE. That means we
can expect one hit every two square miles every sum-
mer day. For further encouragement, GTE figures
"each Florida resident can expect 10 to 15 lightning
bolts to hit within a mile of them each year."
That's statewide. Here it's more frequent, for
Tampa Bay has been libeled as the hottest lightning
spot in the state. It really isn't that "honor" is re-
served for central Florida, with Tampa Bay second,
according to Roy Leep, dean of TV weathermen here-
abouts at WTVT Channel 13 in Tampa.
Actually, the country's most active thunderstorm
area is along a line from Polk County to Collier, with
130 thunderstorms a year. We get 110 or so here.
Of all Florida's 25,000 strikes, only a dozen killed
someone last year.
Dan Miller of the U.S. Weather Service in Ruskin
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The sky was clear in a break between storms,
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away; only two cloud-to-ground flashes were seen on
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According to the Lightning Protection Institute,
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It heats the air to 60,000 degrees and expands it
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LIGHTNING, FROM PAGE 8
earth and attract negative bolts, according to the Weather
Service. They snake upward from trees, posts, people or
anything else even slightly above ground level.
So the object is to get as close to ground level as
you can during a thunderstorm, and stay away from
anything that sticks up. Some survival measures:
Get into a building, close the windows and stay
away from them; also avoid wiring, plumbing, tele-
Get into a car and close the windows.
Outdoors, stay away from trees, fences and other
upthrusting objects, and crouch to make a low target.
Caught among trees, get under the shortest one.
If you are a male in your 20s, you are prime light-
ning bait, for statistically that's where most lightning
victims fall. Why?
Well, because they don't believe it can happen to
them, says Stephen Hodanish, a student of lightning
with the Weather Service. Most are killed on the job
outdoors, on the golf course or in their boats.
The elderly, on the other hand, know they're not
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Applicants are encouraged to turn in entry
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Wednesday, June 25. Final registration and a
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Two-person teams may represent restau-
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friends. The entry fee is $20 per team. Indi-
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For the record, lightning has bothered every gen-
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lightning can bore holes in the ground, and such tubes
found in the sand in England are 200 million years old.
and merchandise, will be awarded. A traveling
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out the year.
The tournament is sponsored by The Islander
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Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Previous funds from tournament fees were
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Now, don't you wreck it!
Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy Gary Sellito hands a set of keys for a new SeaDoo watercraft to Anna
Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard. Islander Photo: Anthony Seaton
Sheriff's department unveils
new Anna Maria toy
By Anthony Seaton
Personal watercraft riders who zoom in and out
of swimming areas and other marine scofflaws have
a new foe on the water in Anna Maria.
In a formal unveiling, the Manatee County
Sheriff's Department Island officers displayed their
new jet craft at the Anna Maria City Commission
work session on June 10.
Deputy Gary Sellito handed the keys to Mayor
Chuck Shumard and the commission adjourned for
15 minutes while everyone went outside to see the
new SeaDoo watercraft and the Honda All-terrain
Vehicle (ATV), used by the department for some
Larger than a personal watercraft, the vehicle
donated by SeaDoo as part of the Law Enforcement
Loaner Program will hold up to 1,100 pounds, or
four people, and achieve speeds of 38 knots.
The four-seat arrangement allows transporta-
tion of prisoners or persons in need of help, accord-
ing to Sellito.
The idea for the unit came from former Mayor
Dorothy McChesney about three years ago, Sellito
The former mayor saw a police ski boat in ac-
tion in St. Pete Beach and thought Anna Maria
should have one, according to Sellito.
Sellito has been trying to get this type of craft
donated since that time.
It took until now to get one because the depu-
ties wanted a bigger unit so that they could not only
keep their radios and guns dry, but themselves, too,
Such a unit recently became available from
SeaDoo, according to Sellito.
Sellito credited Holmes Beach Police Officer
Sandy Keller, marine patrol officer for that city,
with pointing him in the right direction as he went
through the myriad paperwork required to get the
"We hope it'll help with our Jet-ski speeding,"
Mayor Shumard said.
In other business, Commisioner Elaine Burkly
had a question regarding cars parked illegally near
the beach. "Do they get to stay there all day for just
the $15 fine?" she asked Deputy Mike Zambelle,
"or does the Sheriff's Department plan to issue
She also said she's been told of residents com-
plaining about grilling on the beach, but when the
officer responded, he didn't do anything.
Deputy Zambelle replied, "We'll address that."
Also, the planning and zoning board recom-
mended two lots at the intersection of Spring Av-
enue and Gulf Drive be rezoned from C-1 (commer-
cial) to R-1 (Residential, single.family).
Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe took strong exception
to the measure, saying, "This serves a special inter-
est ... the city shouldn't have to jump through hoops.
That's the heart of downtown Anna Maria. These
people bought commercial property and that's what
Commissioner Elaine Burkly disagreed. "In
keeping with our small-town flavor, shouldn't we
allow it? Wouldn't it be better to have houses?"
Planning and zoning board member Tom Turner
"addressed the commissioners off the record," and
said he disagreed with his board's recommendation.
He said the city, "shouldn't spot zone."
Vice chairman of the planning and zoning board,
Jimmy Nichols, refuted that. "This isn't spot zoning.
There is residential property contiguous to the two
lots. It's a lower density use of the lots and it's bet-
ter for the city."
Commissioner Burkly made a motion to accept
the board's recommendation but it died for lack of
Mayor Shumard said the commission should
table the issue until the next session, since Commis-
sioner George McKay was absent.
Tom Turner again spoke as a "private citizen,"
during the "Public Requests and Concerns" portion
of the meeting.
On the issue of trash pickup, Turner said duplex
owners such as himself were paying double for yard
waste removal because a duplex on a single lot
"doesn't generate one bit more yard waste than a
single family home."
Commissioner Robert McElheny said that since
duplex owners make money from their tenants,
whereas homeowners don't, "that's just a cost of do-
Turner complained that duplex owners "subsi-
dize" single family lots to the tune of $1.28 a month,
and he said the city should reconfigure the fee sched-
ule so more of the cost would be placed on single
Burkly suggested Turner recoup his "losses"
from his tenants.
McElheny also announced that curbside recy-
cling would begin in the city on July 7.
Blue curbside recycle bins are to be distributed
on June 30, July 1, 2, and 3.
The large recycle bins currently located at the
Historical Park will remain in use until Aug 1.
Beanie Baby giveaway
to help baby birds
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary in Sarasota will
hatch a summer-long event, "Beanie Babies for the
Birds," beginning Tuesday, July 1.
Each day throughout the summer, visitors to the
sanctuary may register to win a Beanie Baby. The
stuffed toy will be given away daily in the gift shop at
4 p.m. A $1 donation to benefit baby birds will entitle
each registrant to a daily drawing ticket, as well as a
chance to win the Grand Prize Giveaway, a "retired"
Beanie Baby. Winners need not be present to win.
Raffle tickets will also be for sale for several
Beanie Baby gift baskets on display in the gift shop.
The highlight of the summer event will be a
"Beanie Babies for the Birds" Party at the sanctuary on
Sunday, Aug. 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be guided
tours of the sanctuary and gift baskets and the Grand
Prize Beanie Baby Giveaway will be announced by the
Pelican Man, Dale Shields.
There will also be a Beanie Baby Costume Parade
with prizes awarded for "Most Original," "Funniest,"
"Most Lovable," and "Prettiest/Handsomest" costumed
Beanie Babies. The youngest and the oldest Beanie
Baby collectors will also win prizes.
For more information, visit the sanctuary at 1708
Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island, between 10 a.m.
and 5 p.m. daily or call 388-4444.
Baby birds want you to take a Beanie Baby home
Wave Zone to
host event for kids
The Wave Zone will sponsor a "Skim Jam" for
kids on Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to noon. Skim
board riders and fans of the shore break sport are in-
vited to attend. The "jam" is beachside at the Beach
House restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
Soft drinks and chips will be provided.
The Wave Zone is located in the Anna Maria Cen-
tre Shops, Holmes Beach. Call 778-9283 for more in-
In last week's newspaper, a story on free post of-
fice boxes in Anna Maria and Cortez incorrectly
stated box fees. Fees are $8 to $35 a year for post of-
fice box delivery and will increase from $8 box to
$12 for non-residents.
Sam Risner, 77, of Holmes Beach, died June 16 at
Born in Hartwell, Ga., Mr. Risner came to Florida
from there in 1946. He retired from GTE. as a lineman
after 37 years of service. He was a Baptist. He was a
member of the American Legion. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II.
He is survived by four sisters, Leila Isom, Evia
Harper and Annie O'Barr, all of Hartwell, and Estelle
Knight of Blountstown; and two brothers, George of
Elberton, Ga., and Thomas of Cheverly, Md.
Private family services were held. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of the ar-
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MacKay after the graduation ceremony at Stetson
University. Lt. Gov. MacKay was commencement
speaker. Islander Photo: Courtesy of the Pedota
Island Chamber's social
at A Paradise
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce's
monthly social will be hosted by A Paradise Realty on
Wednesday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Hors d'oeuvres will be served during the network-
A Paradise Realty is located at 5201 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Members and guest are invited to at-
For more information, call the Chamber at 778-
Island puppeteer to hold
Real Book Store
Eleanor Boylan, a Holmes Beach resident and
professional puppeteer, teacher, published mystery
writer and author of three books on puppetry, will
hold a puppetry workshop for anyone over the age of
six at A Real Bookstore on Saturday, June 28, begin-
ning at 10:30 a.m.
Reservations are a must and will be issued on a
first-come, first-served basis. There will be a charge
To make a reservation or for more information,
call the store at 795-2665 or stop by at 5700 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.
Health lecture at Island
Dr. Ray Dielman, N.D., naturopathic health con-
sultant, will conduct an open discussion on diet bal-
ancing and healing remedies through drug-free
supplements on Saturday, June 28, at p.m. at Here's
To Your Health, 5340 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call the store at 778-4322.
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And everyone ate hearty and were in very good
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And everyone left happy that Grandmaw had her
But Grandmaw would have been so pleased if
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moving on up -
Anna Maria Elementary
School's fifth-grade boys
and girls were treated to an
awards ceremony and
graduation luncheon June 9
at the Beach House restau-
rant in Bradenton Beach.
Ashley Allgire, left, and5
Wyndham Riter say "it
seems like only yesterday"
that they become friends in
Pat Wagner's (then Pat
class. Islander Photo: .,
Courtesy Cynthia Finn
-.Among the moments
to be proud
Among the dozens of proud parents who came to
4r ,.i. ..celebrate their children's milestone was Leigh
EEcHendricks of Holmes Beach whose daughter A.J. is
S, well-known in Island circles. A.J. promised Anna
Maria Elementary School Principal Jim Kronus
ad she'd make him proud at King Middle School next
.m. year. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Cynthia Finn
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S. Tickets are on sale now for All Island Youth's First
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r: 3r at 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 6, at 1 p.m. at Roser Memo-
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Goin' to the dogs for children under 12.
Michael Harrington, age 3, scarfed up his contribution to the Anna Maria Island Community Center at the The community is invited to attend. Tickets are
first anniversary celebration of Jessie's Island Store and Save-On Gas in Holmes Beach on June 21. available at Roser Church, 512 Pine. Ave., Anna Maria
Boarshead dogs and Pepsi went for $1, a donation to the Center, thanks to Jessie's and its purveyors. And City.
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No news good news on red tide front
By Jim Hanson
The best news yet about red tide is here: No news.
There is no red tide concentration in sight, or in
smell either. No traces in the Gulf of Mexico by boat
or buoy or satellite, no hint of it anywhere from Mexico
around to Key West. This comes despite a Gulf warm-
ing to red tide temperatures.
That's the word from Mote Marine Laboratory and
START, the Solu-
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the war against the al-
gae after the unpleas-
antness of 1995-96.
That was the time
AS T A R T when the nasty algae
I .. bloom lasted better
than a year, killed
millions of fish and
dozens of manatees, cost the area unmeasured dollars
in tourist spending when dead fish littered the beaches
and irritated eyes, noses and throats of natives and tour-
The algae comes and goes, blooms and fades, in
oceans of the world. Science does not yet know what
causes the blooms, or where the algae hangs out when
it's not aggravating people.
Mote is working at it, said Mike Henry, senior
chemist at the laboratory.
"We are sampling the Gulf from the surface and near
the bottom for changes in concentration of nutrients and
metals, to try to find what the organisms like and don't
like. Maybe.we can find a way to make them stay away.
"We're putting out buoys, too, to check the pigmen-
tation of phytoplankton. We know the red tide's pigment,
and this could tell us if it's in the area," he said.
A Japanese satellite passes the area once a day and
"we can take a look at color and chlorophyll pigmen-
tation, spot an algae bloom and send out a boat to see
if it's red tide."
The goal is to gather data and keep track of red tide
blooms the way hurricanes are tracked now, so they can
We have a winner
Graphic designer Shannon
Wilmouth Welch gets the word
that her design is the new logo
for Solutions To Avoid Red Tide.
It brought the Ringling School of
Art and Design graduate dinner
for two at the Sandbar restau-
rant in Anna Maria, three days
and two nights at the Colony
Beach and Tennis Resort for her
and her new husband, and a
$100 gift certificate at the Sea
Stable shop on Longboat Key.
With her are Dr. Thomas
Linehan, Ringling president;
Rob Haglund of START and Jim
Patterson, START founder and
Ben Murphy of Holmes Beach sits atop Cruella Deville's 101 Dalmatians mobile at MGM Studios in Orlando.
Murphy recently hosted his family at Disney for three days as the grand prize winner of Albertson's Statewide
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You may call them avant-garde or space cadets,
after all their work is "far out," but also be sure to call
Island artist Ines Norman invited artistic friends to
join her in presenting a themed art show, "Shrines."
Guests were asked to step through a wading pool of
cool blue water and white sands upon entering the gal-
lery at the opening reception.
Norman's beauty salon/art scene, 121 Bridge St.,
served as the gallery and it was the spot to be Saturday,
From Coffee Shrine (sans Juan Valdez), by Karly
Carlson of Holmes Beach, to Bob Marley Shrine pre-
sented by Ray Hodges of Bradenton Beach, and many
shrines between, the surroundings provided for the ul-
timate in conversation pieces.
Norman's own work, Carmen Miranda Shrine, was
fruitful, including a bowl of edibles.
Shrine to Party
More, more. We need more art and more recep-
tions to bring to light the creativity of Island folks. The
.more the merrier in this case and the farther from
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Been to Ybor City lately? You couldn't get less tra-
ditional and it attracts plenty of visitors to not only
galleries there, but restaurants, clubs and boutiques.
From vintage clothing to hip '50s furnishings, tat-
too shops to a coffee roasting factory you can get it
all in Ybor. As a matter of fact, a proliferation of theme
restaurants and successes from other locals is moving
onto Seventh Avenue.
Sloppy Joe's, long known for its comer location on
Duval Street in Key Waste (West), is selling T-shirts
and cocktails now in the heart of the Cuban district.
There's a Cha-Cha Coconuts and several other open-
air sidewalk clubs to people watch from.
We don't want to go quite so far as Ybor in prolif-
erating, but it sure is fun to visit.
By the way, you won't be able to visit these shrines
of art. Norman's exhibit will have to exist for your plea-
sure in these photographs it took her two days to dis-
mantle the show, return the pieces, and restore her shop.
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Winged men introduce airborne sport to Islanders
By Edna Tiemann
Special to The Islander Bystander
It disappeared and reappeared several times from
high in the sky over Anna Maria Island. Its faint buzz-
ing sound hovered above the Memorial Day cookout at
the home of Frank and Edna Sinnott of Anna Maria
City, causing the hostess to exclaim, "What is that?"
On the beach, Bill Hocker of Bradenton had landed
his "what's it" a motorized paraglider and, lift-
Soared like an eagle
Bill Hocker of Bradenton wears the motor used in
the new sport of motorized paragliding. A "wing" is
also required. Hocker said touching down feels like
"a butterfly with sore feet," even on the soft sand of
Anna Maria Island.
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ing off into the sunset in another "what's it," was his
flying partner, Dr. Terry Alford of Bradenton.
Holiday beachgoers gathered and enjoyed a free air
show and spontaneous performance by Hocker and
Alford in their motorized paragliders. The onlookers
could hardly wait for the pair to touch back down on
the beach to answer questions about the new sport.
The big question was, What does it feel like?"
"The sensation felt is a level of peace and serenity
that you can only begin to imagine! It's like what a bird
must feel when lifting its wings for flight," said Alford.
"This sport gives a degree of freedom that no other type
of flying offers."
The advantages of the sport, according to Hocker
and Alford, is an environmentally sound, safe activity
with the only "extra" being the cost of gasoline.
The equipment can be rented or purchased and
consists of a wing weighing 12 to 15 pounds and a
motor, the size of which, 30 to 60 pounds, is deter-
mined by the weight of the pilot. The glider is easy to
assemble and disassemble, making it transportable to
just about anywhere, according to the human birds.
"The wing will not fly until it becomes stable, en-
suring safety at takeoff," explained Alford. "The mo-
tor may appear to be the integral part for pilot safety,
but that is not so. One may soar to 2,000, even 3,000
feet and for a real adrenalin rush, cut the motor at
those altitudes to continue to soar on thermals [air cur-
Mutually involved in the new sport, the two flyers
said their search for information led them to instructor
Francesco DeSantis, owner and operator of U-CAN-
FLY-2 in Tampa.
At his training center, they found that people inter-
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Members and guests are welcome.
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PARAGLIDE, FROM PAGE 18
ested in the sport come from a wide variety of back-
grounds, that motorized paragliding appealed to both
men and women, and that children could participate
because there is no age restriction or license required.
Examples of varied backgrounds are noted within the
impromptu Anna Maria "flying team." Alford is a dentist
and former U.S. Air Force jet pilot who, during military
service, logged more than 10,000 hours of flight time.
Hocker, a sales representative for Roche Pharmaceutical
Supply Co., though athletic, is a novice at flying.
Taking their new sport one step further, Alford,
Hocker and DeSantis recently took part in a motorized
paraglider competition held in Clewiston, Fla., where 27
motorized paragliders flew simultaneously for a world
Alford, Hocker and their "new-fangled flying ma-
chines" left the beach at dusk leaving behind the thrill
of their sport and everyone else grounded on the beach to
ponder flight much like Orville and Wilbur Wright.
"What does it feel like when a bird lifts its wings
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June 15, theft, 300 block of Iris. The victim re-
ported a person unknown removed two fishing poles
from the yard.
June 15, trespass, attempted theft, 402 Pine Ave.,
public works yard. The complainant reported hearing
noises coming from the yard. The deputy said when he
arrived, he heard someone running. He found two
empty gasoline cans and a plastic tube in the fill spout
of one vehicle.
June 15, trespass, 2600 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria Island Club. The officer responded in refer-
ence to juvenile suspects in the pool area, but they
fled before he arrived. On June 16, the officer was
called back on the same report. The suspects at-
tempted to flee but their vehicle was blocked by
witnesses. They were issued trespass warnings and
their parents were contacted.
June 15, warrant for petty theft, Coquina
Beach. The officer observed the suspect at the beach
after closing hours, ran a computer check and found
a warrant from Pinellas County. The suspect was
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June 14, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The complainant reported the subject removed a 12-
pack of soda from a display outside the store and fled.
June 13, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown forced
open the car door and removed cash from a wallet.
June 13, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
victim reported a person unknown broke the door while
trying to gain entry.
June 13, domestic violence, 300 block of Bay
Drive North. The complainant reported a violent dis-
turbance. Through the apartment window, the officer
observed the female subject with blood dripping
from her left elbow and blood spattered on her night-
gown. He also observed the refrigerator tipped over
with food on the floor and blood on the floor near it.
Through the window, the officer asked the fe-
male subject to open the door and said he heard a
male subject tell her not to open it. He observed the
male subject going through a drawer in the bedroom.
The officer advised the female subject several times
that if she didn't open the door he would force it
The officer said the female subject began walking
toward the bedroom and he broke the door open. He
reported the apartment was in total disarray with bro-
ken glass on the floor and a television smashed on the
floor in the bedroom.
The male subject told the officer they got into an
argument because he came home late and the female
subject became enraged, threw the television on the
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said the male subject did not hit her.
The male subject was placed in custody.
June 13, theft, 4200 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown removed a
canvas car cover valued at $150.
June 13, suspicious, 100 block of Neptune. The
victim reported a person unknown entered the resi-
dence and attempted to remove a bar light but was dis-
tracted and smashed a hammer into the light.
June 13, possession of alcohol under 21, 700
block of Manatee Avenue. The officer stopped the
driver for unlawful speed and observed an open beer
can on the passenger floor. The passenger admitted
the beer was hers and handed the officer a case of
beer that was covered at her feet. The officer issued
June 14, traffic, Gulf Drive and 43rd Street. The
officer stopped the driver for making an illegal left turn
and found he had no license. The officer noted he was
also driving past the legal driving curfew for a 16-year-
old. The officer issued two citations and called his
mother to pick up the vehicle.
June 14, DUI with property damage, Gulf
Drive and 31st Street. According to the report
Veronica Rowe, 50, of Holmes Beach, rear-ended a
vehicle stopped for a red light. The officer adminis-
tered performance evaluations and placed her in cus-
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June 15, suspicious, 400 block of 29th Street. The
complainant reported an unknown person knocked on
his daughter's window.
June 15, harassing phone calls, 3600 block of
June 15, warrant arrest, 3600 block of Gulf Drive.
June 15, suspicious, 2502 Gulf Drive, Econo
Lodge. The complainant reported a juvenile tied a rope
to the balcony and broke chairs.
Jurfe 15, DUI, DWLS, 4100 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer on patrol observed a.vehicle at the
43rd Street exit from the public beach with the
wooden exit barrier through the windshield. He also
observed a small amount of blood. He searched the
area and'located a subject, Therease Davis, 38, of
Sandford, Fla., walking in the ditch on 42nd Street.
The officer said when he approached the subject,
she became defensive and said she was not involved
in an accident. He observed blood on her shirt and
an injury to her arm. She then said another vehicle
ran her off the road. The officer noted that she ap-
peared to be extremely intoxicated.
The officer said he took her back to the accident
scene where she refused to produce her driver's license
and became belligerent and was swearing at and threat-
ening him. She was placed in custody. He found her
driver's license in her purse and upon checking, found
it was suspended.
June 16, bad check, 5901 Marina Drive, police
department. The complainant reported she received a
bad check for $209. The information was sent to the
state attorney's office.
June 16, larceny, 4300 block of Gulf Drive. The
victim reported an unknown person removed two hub
June 16, found property a bicycle, 3000 block
of Gulf Drive.
June 16, bad check for $140.13, 3902 Gulf Drive,
West Coast Surf Shop.
June 16, assistance, 7500 block of Gulf Drive.
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The complainant came to the police department and
said she was visiting and got lost. The officer located
her host and returned her to his residence.
June 17, theft, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria El-
ementary School. The complainant reported a person
unknown entered one of the classrooms and removed
a CD/radio/cassette player valued at $120.
June 17, suspicious, 2900 block of Guava. The
complaint reported the suspect harassed her numerous
times. The officer advised her to issue a trespass warn-
ing next time he is there.
June 17, assistance, 100 block of 31st Street. The
juvenile complainant reported she was stranded on the
Island and her parents refused to pick her up. She said
her mother told her to find her own way home and dis-
connected the phone ringer. The officer had dispatch
call the mother but there was no answer. The officer
then contacted the Bradenton Police Department to
contact the mother.
She agree to meet the officer on the Palma Sola
Causeway to get her daughter. When she arrived the
officer advised of her obligation to her daughter un-
der law. He noted that this is the second time this has
occurred. She said her daughter is on probation and
is causing many problems. The officer advised her
to talk to the daughter's juvenile officer.
June 18, vandalism, 6250 Holmes Blvd., Island
Beach Village. The complainant reported a person un-
known defecated in the swimming pool.
June 18, animal, 2700 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a raccoon in her attic. The officer
contacted animal control.
June 18, traffic, 3300 block of East Bay Drive.
The officer issued a citation to the subject for leaving
the scene of an accident.
June 18, assistance, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer responded to assist
a Channel 40 news person who reported a subject was
harassing her. The subject was gone upon the officer's
June 18, harassing phone calls, 500 block of 71st
Street. The victim reported the suspect made 13 harass-
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tance in training to associations, civic groups,
condominium or homeowner's associations, city
employees or interested individuals.
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Island legal warrior hired by Sarasota
By Bob Ardren
We were being watched and we didn't know it.
That appears to be how the City of Sarasota came to
take a cue from Anna Maria.
Now engaged in its own fight against the Florida
Department of Transportation, Sarasota has hired attor-
ney David Levin to stop the building of a megabridge
across Sarasota Bay. The 65-foot-center-clearance,
fixed-span bridge is scheduled to replace the old
Ringling Bridge between downtown Sarasota and Bird
Levin was the savior of Save Anna Maria (SAM)
efforts to stop such a bridge here.
"In Anna Maria we clearly discovered that the
planning process was flawed," Levin says. "I won't
hazard a guess on what we we'll find in Sarasota, but
at least I know what to look for."
This latest stage in Sarasota's battle comes after the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
turned down Sarasota's request for reconsideration of
building the high bridge. In recent years the Sarasota
City Commission has voted unanimously against a
high, fixed-span bridge.
Now they're doing something about it.
Bay program jilted
Another piece of news from our southern neigh-
bors you'll find interesting is that the Sarasota County
Commission has voted to end its annual $50,000 con-
tribution to the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Pro-
gram. When pressed as to why, commissioners were
unclear and talked vaguely about using the money for
Perhaps closer to the truth is that the commission
chairman, for one, is upset the Bay Program wants
to again look into opening Midnight Pass and that a
potential land purchase on the shores of Little
Sarasota Bay the largest remaining pristine shore-
line parcel on Sarasota Bay pushed by the Bay
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Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Bay Program
says she'll try to talk with individual county commis-
sioners in hopes of getting that money back in the bud-
get. In addition to the $50,000 from Sarasota County,
the program also annually receives $50,000 from
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Money from both Manatee County and the City of
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Tampa Bay caviar again?
Gulf sturgeon are back in the news. It's been nearly
100 years since the sturgeon fishery peaked in local
waters, but researchers are ready to try farming and
restocking the fish again.
Tampa and Apalachicola bays were prime sturgeon
grounds early this century, and at one time harvests
reached 350,000 pounds a year. Sturgeon fishing was
finally banned completely in Florida in 1984, but by
that time the fish was virtually extinct here.
Today, the source of sturgeon caviar and smoked
white meat can only really be found in the area of the
Suwannee River, where an estimated 3,000 fish sur-
vive. Last time anybody checked, a whopping two stur-
geon were found surviving in Tampa Bay.
Researchers have now begun trying to raise Gulf
sturgeon in a couple of Florida fish farms, trying to
determine if they'll reproduce and flourish in those
controlled conditions. They're also looking to restock
areas such as Tampa Bay.
Since the critter is a threatened species, though,
regulations are tough.
Frank Chapman at the University of Florida is es-
pecially interested in helping restock Tampa Bay with
young sturgeon he's raised in his lab.
Chapman says the restocking effort would really
help monitor the health of the bay and quality of bay
water. He proposes releasing several hundred at a time
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require researchers to jump through a lot of hoops.
Here's hoping they make it.
Rev those engines
Yes indeed, the Fourth of July is right around the
corner and you know what that means, the annual off-
shore tractor pull, er, Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix in
You know, the event where dozens of race boat
drivers with thousands of horsepower entertain tens of
thousands of shore-side beer drinkers.
Why else do you think Budweiser is a major spon-
Seriously, the event raised lots of money for some
good causes during the past 12 years. Maybe the whine
of racing power boats just isn't my cup of tea.
You'll find a full schedule of events elsewhere in
this paper and here's wishing everyone a very happy
(and safe) holiday weekend.
See you next week.
set for June 28
The Ray Simches Horseshoe Tournament
will take place Saturday, June 28, beginning at 9
a.m., at the Anna Maria City Hall Park horseshoe
pits. Everyone is invited to participate in the
event, which features prizes for the winners.
Winners in the June 21 horseshoe games
were Ron Pepka of Anna Maria and Russ
Stemple of Bradenton. Runners-up were Bill
Starrett and Alan Szakaes, both of Anna Maria.
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Trout in the backwater, grouper still active offshore
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Backwater anglers are reporting lots of big trout
and even bigger redfish in local waters. Offshore
fishing is still featuring grouper, snapper and bonita.
Tarpon are still around, too, with one catch coming
in at better than 120 pounds.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching black tip sharks, a lot of
catch-and-release snook, a few redfish, pompano
and some mackerel.
Ken at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching a few mackerel, jacks and pom-
pano on Saturday.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trips averaged 75 head of Key West
grunts. The six-hour trips averaged 30 head of dol-
phin, Key West grunts, mangrove and lane snapper.
The nine-hour trips averaged 35 head of red grouper,
porgies and lane and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said he's finding
lots of redfish up to about 35 inches in length. Catch-
and-release snook angling is good, and trout fishing
is above-average with some stretching the tape at
better than 25 inches. Tarpon continue to be numer-
ous off Longboat Key, Capt. Zack said, he's also
finding some bluefish and small cobia in the back-
Lee at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said there
are tarpon near the beaches, trout and reds on the
flats and grouper in the Gulf in the 100-foot depths.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's finding a few permit
and kingfish on the artificial reefs and snook and
redfish on the seagrass flats in the bays.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's finding trout up
to 24 inches long in the bays, and the redfish are
sticking tight to the mangroves.
On my boat Magic we've been doing very well
with mangrove snapper on the artificial reefs with a
few keeper grouper mixed in. In the bays, reds are
our best bet.
Capt. Tom Chaya reports catch-and-release
snook, some good-sized trout and a few reds are his
charter's best bets.
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It takes both Capt. Roy Salgado and Albi Henzel to hold this 58-pound black grouper caught offshore aboard
the "Grand Slam."
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said dolphin,
black fin tuna and bonita are hitting while trolling
about 30 miles offshore. In the backwater, redfish
and trout are still the best bets, with the lower tides
producing the best catches.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's finding lots of trout
on the flats and tarpon on the beaches, with one sil-
ver king coming in at better than 120 pounds.
Capt. Thorn Smith said he's finding reds and
catch-and-release trout the best bets.
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Jun28 7:38 2.2 12:20 0.7 8:19 1.5 2:14 0.8
Jun29 8:26 2.3 1:05 1.0 10:08 1.4 3:27 0.5
Jun30 9:10 2.5 1:47 1.2 11:43 1.5 4:30 0.3
Jul 1 9:52 2.6 2:33 1.3 5:22 0.1
Jul2 12:52 1.5 3:15 1.4 10:35a* 2.6 6:07 0.0
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
M PAGE 24 A JUNE 25, 1997 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Kevin P. Cassidy
Sports focus switches
to adult softball
Rob Cornell led a stingy defense with several good
plays to help Tip of the Island's adult co-ed softball team.
beat Anchor Inn by a score of 8-3 Saturday afternoon at
the Longboat Key Recreation Center. Tip now advances
to the finals of the double-elimination tournament.
Anchor Inn looked like they were going to have a
big offensive day as they loaded the bases in the top of
the first inning but Tip's outstanding pitching and de-
fense escaped the inning, giving up only one run.
Tip came back in their half of the inning to take the
lead by scoring three runs. Matt Bowers got them
started with a double and was followed by Jackie Cate
who singled. Tim Lease then plated Bowers with a
double of his own with Cate going to third. Julie Franke
then singled up the middle to score Cate and Lease to
give Tip the lead 3-1.
Anchor Inn tried to get things going offensively in
the top of the third when Felicia Lundy reached on a
single to right. John Toombs came up and ripped a shot
to deep center that Rob Cornell tracked down for the
second out. Cornell then had to race in quickly to snag
Dana Reese's sinking liner to end the inning and pre-
serve their slim lead.
Tip extended their lead in the bottom of the fourth
as Julie Franke singled to left, just beating a tremen-
dous throw from Dan France. A single by Darcy
Duncan that forced Franke out at second was followed
by a single by Alan (Zak) Szakacs that put runners on
first and second. Matt Bowers then reached on an er-
ror, setting the stage for Beth McIntosh who cleared the
bases with a single to make the score 6-1 after four
Anchor Inn again looked like they were going to
break out offensively when Joe Witham ripped a shot
to right center that looked like it was going to be depos-
ited over the fence and into the bay, but Tip center-
fielder Cornell went back and reached over the fence
to record the first out of a one-two-three inning that left
the score 6-1.
Zak led off the top of the sixth with an infield-
single for Tip and advanced to second on a single to
right by Bowers. McIntosh forced Bowers out at sec-
ond with a ground ball putting runners on first and
Beth McIntosh reaches
3r home from second base on
Wan.a at ^aBB a single while Donna
Zepkin awaits the catch at
1' ". home with open arms.
third. Rob Cornell knocked in Zak with a single to left
to make the score 7-1. With McIntosh on second and
Cornell on first, Lease singled to center and McIntosh,
displaying her legendary speed, raced in with the eighth
and final run of the game for Tip.
Anchor Inn, with a line-up filled with big hitters,
was not about to give up despite a seven-run deficit.
Dan France responded with a single up the middle and
moved to third on Hunter Toombs' single to center,
putting runners on first and third. Deb France followed
with a single to knock in her brother Dan, which cut the
score to 8-2.
Joe Witham knocked in another run with an RBI
ground-out to cut the score to 8-3 with two outs. Linda
Powalski then lined a clean single to center but
Cornell's defense again surfaced as he raced in to
quickly field the ball and gun Powalski out at first to
end the game.
Zak gave up no walks and had two singles to get
the pitching win for Tip and was supported by Franke
who went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs and Bowers who had.a
2-for-3 day. Defense was not all Cornell brought to the
game as he chipped in with two singles and an RBI
while McIntosh had two RBI and scored a run.
Anchor Inn was led by Dan France who had a
double and a single and Felicia Lundy who singled and
pitched a good game.
Ray Simches Memorial Island Cities
Saturday June 28
Anna Maria City Hall Pits
Registration at the pits
8:30 am Saturday June 28
"The Contest" begins at 9 am sharp!
100 percent of the tournament proceeds are donated to the kid's summer
sports fund at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Return this entry form along with the $20 team fee to The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, by 5 p.m. Friday, June 27 or to the
pits on the morning of the tournament by 9 a.m. More information: (941) 778-7978. Sponsor or team name:
(I Name: Name:
The following waiver must be signed before participation in the horseshoe tournament. If a player is under 18 years of age this form must be signed by your parent or guardian and
notarized. In consideration of your accepting my/our registration fee, I hereby, for myself, my dependents) and minor children, and our executors and administrators, waive and re-
lease any and all rights and claims for damages I or my dependents) or minor children have or may have against The Islander Bystander and it's representatives, successors, assigns,
employees, contractors, or volunteers (collectively The Islander Bystander) for any and all injuries or death suffered by myself, my dependents) or minor children at any activity spon-
sored or monitored by the The Islander Bystander, held upon its property, or through the use of it's equipment. If I or my minor children or dependents) should suffer any injury, illness,
or death while participating in an activity, I authorize instructors to use their sole discretion in having me or my dependents) and minor children transported to a medical facility and I
take all responsibility for this action, including costs. Also, I understand that no refunds are given unless the activity is canceled or a doctor's release of all claims of any nature whatso-
ever for myself, my minor children or dependents including but not limited claims arising due to the sole joint, contributory, concurrent or gross negligence of the Islander Bystander. I
understand that this release includes my minor children and I represent that I am the authorized guardian for my minor children.
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
June 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled and aground 38-
foot sailboat near Jewfish Key. The boat's owner made
the necessary repairs the next day.
June 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 23-foot power boat on fire
near the Ringling Bridge. A Sarasota Sheriff s Office
marine unit responded and towed the boat to safe moor-
ings. The fire was extinguished by the time the marine
unit arrived on the scene.
June 5, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June. 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled personal water-
craft in Longboat Pass. A Coast Guard boat responded
and towed the boat to safe moorings.
June 5, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 5, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The vessel's operator received
a written warning for not having the vessel's boat reg-
istration on board and not having a throwable life pre-
June 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a power boat overdue from
the Manatee River. A Coast Guard boat responded and
searched the area with negative results.
June 6, Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 6, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was boarded
in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a notice of viola-
tion for having improper spacing in the hull registration
numbers, no working sound-producing device, not having
a throwable life preserver and not having enough personal
flotation devices for the passengers.
June 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 22-foot power
boat off the Venice Inlet. A commercial salvor re-
sponded and towed the boat to safe moorings.
June 6, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a no-
tice of violation for operating a personal watercraft
after dark, operating without navigational lights and not
having a sound-producing device.
June 6, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for operating a vessel after sunset without
June 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 41-foot sailboat aground
near Egmont Key. A commercial salvor responded and
towed the vessel to safe moorings.
June 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an injured diver off Venice
Inlet. A Coast Guard boat and helicopter responded.
The diver was lifted aboard the helicopter and taken to
the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The Coast Guard boat escorted the dive-boat to the
dock, where the captain was treated for a severe lacera-
tion to his leg sustained while attempting to rescue the
injured diver. The dive-boat operator was treated and
released at a local hospital.
June 7, Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a 18-foot sailboat adrift near Key
Royale. A Coast Guard boat responded and searched the
area for people in the water with negative results. The boat
owner was later located safely on shore.
June 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 19-foot power boat over-
due from the Coquina Boat Ramp. The vessel arrived
home safely a short time after the report was made.
June 8, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Palma Sola Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
teams play Saturday
Players have been picked for the two divi-
sions in the District 16 North Sub-district Little
League All-Star Tournament.
Both teams will play the first game at 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 28, at the Braden River Little
Islanders playing in the teams are:
Trey Andricks, Jordan Bowers, Kyle Dale,
Taylor Manning, Joey Mattey, Brett Milks, Chris
Nelson, Chase Parker, Skyler Purcell, Lornezo
Rivera, Anthony Rosas, Courtney Taylor, Blake
Tyre and Evan Wolfe. Coaches: Vinny Di Paola,
Lou Fiorentino and Victor Mattay.
11- and 12-year-olds
Ryan Allis, Dustin Andricks, John Cagnina,
Peter Dowling, Brian Faasse, Robert Gibbons,
Hunter Green, Jeremy LeGrande, Benjamin
Miller, Joseph Mousseau, Ryan Quigley, Joshua
Sato, Mosio Torres and Stephen Yencho.
Coaches: Don Faasse, Bob Gibbons and Gary
Cortez received a report from a 27-foot power boat off
New Pass with a severely seasick passenger aboard. A
Coast Guard boat responded and transported the patient
to paramedics at Coquina Boat Ramp.
June 8, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two people in the water off
Longboat Pass. A Coast Guard boat responded and
pulled two people from the water and towed their dis-
abled personal watercraft to safe moorings.
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HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT Large fenced lot, 3BR/
2BA, fireplace, two-car garage. Wheelchair accessible. Cus-
tom built for present owner. Over 1,800 sf for $259,000.
PANORAMIC VIEW OF BAY AND SUNRISES enchant one
while fawn and fauna enhance this 2BR/2BA, direct bayfront.
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PALMA SOLA BAY One half block away and caged pool
with this well-maintained 3BR/2BA home. Two-car garage,
family room, fireplace. Quiet- cul-de-sac street. All for
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GULFFRONT 22-UNIT APARTMENT MOTEL 110' of white,
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This lovely cedar chalet is in a secluded neighbor-
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with large master suites on third floor. Don't miss
this opportunity to live on the north end of Anna
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Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301,
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
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Dramatic bayfront 2BR/2.5BA home. Remodeled 1992 and 1997 into
brand new condition. Sunrise views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Sarasota
Bay from nearly 1,000 ft. of wraparound decks. Dock with two boat lifts on 146
ft. seawall. Big garage plus ample storage and private office and an elevator
to the master suite. All this on a double lot just a short block from the beach.
Elegant 3BR/3BA home with new dock and boathouse with lift on a deep-
water canal with no-bridge access to Tampa Bay. This turnkey-furnished home
features an updated tile kitchen, den and family room plus an oversized two-
car garage with workshop. You can entertain on the big, caged lanai complete
with 16 x 30 heated pool. The tropical yard with many fruit trees is just a block
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TRIPLEX: $184,900 with views of Gulf and
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use. Fireplace. Robin Kollar 778-7244
SUN-PLAZA CONDO 2BR/2BA turnkey
furnished, Gulfview, pool and tennis. $162,500.
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Watch, a 1,079 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982,
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3607 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 103 Sandy
Pointe 2, a 1,150 sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp condo built in
1996, was sold 5/5/97, Florida Homebuyers Insurance
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DELIGHTFUL DUPLEX This well-maintained
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a short walk to the beach. 1BR/1BA each side
with a one-car garage. Don't miss this true "Island
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Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301,
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787 N Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront ground
level 1236 sfla 2bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1954 on
a 50x125 lot, was sold 5/8/97, Bacich to Harris, for
$480,000; list $515,000.
117 7th St N, Bradenton Beach, 34 Bay View Ter-
race, a lbed/lbath 594 sfla condo built in 1973, was
sold 5/13/97, Benham to Watson, for $59,500; list
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KEY ROYALE Beautifully maintained 3BR/2B
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carpet and vinyl. Dock with water and electric. Sea-
wall cap and dock new in 1991. $249,500. Call to
see this one today! Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
KEY ROYALE Location! Location! Location!
3BR/2BA canalfront home on an extra large lot
with view of Bimini Bay. Split-bedroom design,
remodeled kitchen with new cabinets and appli-
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own decorator touches. $245,000. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
ISLAND DUPLEX Two-story duplex with outstand-
ing Gulf views! 2BR/1 BA first floor, 1 BR/1 BA second
floor. Large, covered decks. Steps to beach.
$335,000. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
ISLAND WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA attached villa
on wide canal. Plenty of room for a dock.
$115,000. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or
Darcie 779-2290 eves.
WOULD YOU LIKE tile and wood floors? Com-
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A/C system and windows. Sound interesting?
Close to the beach and only $131,500. Call Carla
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WASHER AND DRYER $100. Call 778-4010.
CONTOUR CHAISE LOUNGE with vibrator and
heat. Tan brocade. $100. Lounge chair, almond. $40.
SECTIONAL COUCH 9 x 9, good condition. $150.
Queen bed frame with headboard and night table.
$85. Wicker rocker with footstool. $45. 779-2519 af-
ter 8 pm.
can't resist glorious
sun-rises over the
2BA. Rooftop deck.
Call Sandy Greiner/
Canalside condo only 5 minutes to Gulf beaches. Boat
dock outside your back door. $98,700. Call Barb Turner
or Sandy Greiner.
Fabulous Views Are Yours from this 2BR/2BA condo.
Large lanai. Overlooks lake and clubhouse. Pool, tennis, and
more! Turnkey furnished. $101,900. Call Karen Schroder.
Magnificent Lake View. Large 2BR/2BA split-plan
home. Spacious eat-in kitchen, corner fireplace. True
move-in condition. All furnishings negotiable. $103,900.
Call Don Schroder.
Hemingway Would Love It! Island duplex with lots of
natural charm. Easy walk to beach. Must see to appre-
ciate. $119,900. Call Yvonne Higgins.
Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
Don't miss this spacious 2BR/2BA Seaside Gardens
villa featuring ceramic tiled floors, walk-in closets, sky-
lights. Bright, open kitchen. Boat dockage on deep,
seawalled canal with direct Gulf and bay access! What
a value at only $110,000!
BLUE RIBBON HOME
This immaculate 2BR/2BA home has been meticu-
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. 4 piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat
$199; daybed (white with brass finials) including 2
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
GREAT GULF VIEW!
Panoramic view of choicest beach on the Island from the
upstairs unit in this duplex. 2BR/2BA fully furnished and en-
joy wonderful sunsets from the living area plus income from
the first level unit which is 3BR/2BA and furnished. Wonder-
ful rental history and only 150 ft. to the Gulf! Asking $419,500.
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RUMMAGE SALE Sat., June 28, 9 1. Final June
sale. Everything half price (except jewelry). Come for
the fun! Eat lunch. St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd
Street, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Fri. only, June 27, 8 1. Everything
goes! Furniture, cookware, linens, clothes, tools. You
name it, we have it. Some appliances, bikes, patio
set. 105 79th Street, Holmes Beach.
Sales continue on the next page
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Rare end unit Augusta-model overlooking golf course.
2-3BR/2BA. Beautiful clubhouse with loads of activi-
ties (golf, tennis, woodworking shop, ceramics,
aerobics, exercise room and more). Fabulous view!
Priced at $119,000. Call Karen and Bob Lohse for
details, 795-5336 ext. 216.
2BR/2BA West Bradenton home
2BR/2BA Condo / beautiful bay view
2BR2BA Gulf view condo w/pool
2BR/2BA Gulf view condo-w/pool
2BR2BA Gulf view luxury condo w/pool
2BR/2.5BA Townhouse w/pool
2BR/2BA Condo $800mt
2BR/2BA Home plus loft bedroom
3BR/2BA Executive pool home
3BR/2BA Home steps to the beach
2BR/1 BA Bradenton Beach apt. w/Jacuzzi
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RECENTLY RENOVATED IMPERIAL HOUSE Affordable
Spacious 3BR/2BA on deep canal. g:'. 2BR condo, turnkey-furnished
Separate 1 BR apartment, pool, wet ith bayview $ f79 rni9
t. w .bar, fireplace and boat lift with #iCH21123
separate dock. Must see! #CH21123.
,. $320,000. #RP19294. B '- DOLPHIN WATCH APART-
S- ONE-OF-A-KIND custom-designed MENTS Tropical setting on the
dream home ori a lushly-land- bay. Updated and just steps to
escaped lot. Oak flooring, cabinetry, the Gulf beach. $349,000.
S staircase. Seller will entertain offers C 8 DC
between $280,000-$340,000. #CH18808.
#RP20483. GREAT PLACE TO DOCK
ISLAND HANDYMAN Location is YOUR BOAT! 2BR/2BA
Roni M. Price right close to the beach and the Carol S. Heinze canalfront condo. Pets are
broker/salesman library. Priced right at $117,000. REALTOR/CRS welcome. #CH21951.
778-5585 Great fixer-upper. #RP18681. 778-7246
MAGNIFICENT GULF OF MEXICO Enjoy breathtaking views from almost every room in this elevated 3BR/2BA
home. $325,000. Call Carol Heinze 778-7246. #18980.
LONGBOAT KEY 3BR/2BA Key West-style, Bayou Sound home. Marvelous lap pool. Great golf course commu-
nity with security gate and tennis courts. Just steps to the beach. Seller will entertain offers between $350,000 -
$390,000. #19871. Call Karin Stephan eves. 388-1267.
MARTINIQUE CONDO Southern Gulffront view, turnkey-furnished 2BR/2BA, glass enclosed lanai, one-car ga-
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FABULOUS VIEWS OF BIMINI BAY Beautifully decorated
5BR/4BA home with separate dining room and gourmet
kitchen. $595,000. #KS21249.
GREAT BUY Very nice 4BR/3BA Richmond-built home with
room for a pool. Includes lots of extras. $154,900. #KS20620.
GREAT VIEW from this contemporary, elevated, 3BR/2BA
canalfront home. Located on deep-water canal with direct
boating access to Tampa Bay and Intracoastal Waterway.
LA COSTA CONDO Large 2BR/2BA, first-floor comer
unit with elevator, new carpet and tiles. Great invest-
ment with no rental restrictions. Includes pool, tennis
and on-site manager. Beautiful white sandy beach for
long walks. Priced to sell at $137,000. #KS22900.
LIDO BEACH CLUB 2BR/2BA unit in Lido Beach with breath-
taking views from almost every room. $225,000. #KS21688.
UNIQUE KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA home is beautifully remodeled
by a decorator. Turnkey-furnished. Entertainment area wraps
around great room and large heated pool. $219,000. #KS19722.
ANNA MARIA Key West-style home in the city of Anna
Maria. Gulfview from master suite. Steps to the beach. 3BR/
2BA with pool. $295,000. #KS20674.
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CANALFRONT IN ANNA MARIA
A 2BR/2BA split design home with two-car
garage, canal front Florida room with breakfast
bar to kitchen, dock and davits. $199,000.
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APARTMENT CONTENTS Tenant moved, left belong-
ings. Sat., June 28, noon-4 only. 326 A Hardin Ave.
(one block south of Anna Maria Community Center).
GARAGE SALE Sat., June 28, 8-2. Weed wacker,
edger, lots of everything. 108 77th St., Holmes Beach.
FIVE-FAMILY YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., June 28 & 29,
8-2. Furniture, electronics, tools, toys, exercise
equipment, tons of clothes. Something for everyone.
416 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE combining two households. Sat.,
June 28, 8-12. Miscellaneous items, desk, trundle
bed, toys, bookcase, bikes, clothing, etc. 206 Pea-
cock Lane, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., June 28, 9-5. Infant and child
items, furniture, toys, miscellaneous household
goods, maternity clothes. 505 71st St., Holmes
ESTATE SALE Sat., June 28, 9-3. Golf clubs, glass-
ware, crystal, china, pictures, etc. 11020 Bristol Bay
Dr., garage #37, Summit Perico Apartments.
LOST BICYCLE FENDER for Western Flyer, bright
green, sentimental value. Reward. Please call 779-
NEW FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
(turn south two blocks). Call for daily specials. 798-
9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
FLORIDA VETERANS is seeking resale furniture,
appliances and other consumer goods. You will re-
ceive a tax receipt and free pickup. Cathi 7788-4198
.or office 753-6340.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) -We-
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
FREE BEAUTIFUL SIAMESE to good home. Call
778-0934 on Island, 747-7351 in town.
1986 PLYMOUTH CARAVELLE SE blue, fully
loaded, only 40,000 miles. Looks like new. $3,690.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations. Call 778-1990.
Visit us at our web site: http://www.islandreal.com
778-6066 1-800-865-0800 1
6101 Marina Drive *- Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 MLS
Just Listed! Large island duplex completely
renovated inside and out! 2BR/2BA each side
with carport and garage, open decking and roomy
interior. Tenants in place both sides and possible
owner financing! $194,900. Drive by and tune in,
it's a "Talking House"!!
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Mariners Cove....The areas ultimate boating
community! We only have two condos left so
hurry! $218,000 and $277,500 for fabulous
water views, pool, tennis, covered parking and
gated community tucked away in Cortez.
Island Duplex well maintained, 1BR/1BA Attention Fishermen! Walk to the fishing pier
each side with carports, picnic areas and steps to from this 3BR/2BA Anna Maria home on large
the beach! $159,900. lot with garage, multi-levels and more! $187,500.
$279,900 for a canalfront pool home in Charming bayfront beach house with open
Anna Maria??!! Yes, its true!! Family home just water views of Tampa Bay, Sunshine Skyway
steps tot he beach, 3BR/2BA, hardwood floors, and Egmont Key. Wrap around decking and
new appliances, new roof and solar water heater. large windows across the great room let the
view right in! $289,000.
news than any
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-
DAVIT- HEAVY DUTY dock mount. $295 OBO. Call
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.,
HOUSEKEEPERS FULL AND PART time. Benefits,
year round work. M/F applicants welcome. Via Roma,
2408 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, 778-6691.
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED 20 30 hours per week.
Excellent pay, good benefits. Please apply to Econo
Lodge (941) 778-6671.
FULL TIME MAINTENANCE position for Longboat
Key resort. Painting, carpentry, plumbing, electric,
general repairs. Must work Saturdays. Benefits avail-
able. Call 383-2428 for appointment.
BABYSITTER WANTED two-three evenings a week for
six-year old boy. Your home or mine. Call 779-1423.
PART TIME HELP needed. Must be able to work
some evenings and weekends. Apply in person at
Pirate Pete's, 2219 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach.
RESPONSIBLE PERSON to pull weeds, rake, help
with yard work in Anna Maria. 778-3143.
DESKTOP DESIGNER Pagemaker and Photoshop
proficient. HTML savvy helpful. Experience a must.
Mail or fax resume to Islander Bystander: 5404 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217, fax 778-9392.
SALES SALES SALES RENTALS* RENT ALS
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Just Listed Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA
elevated. Priced to sell! .........$148,000
We speak German, Italian,
French, Spanish and,
best of all English!
We offer the
largest variety of
from St. Armands
to the tip of Anna
778-6665 Director of F
* Bradenton Condo
* Wildewood Springs
. Townhouse on Cay
2BR/2BA furnished $9
* Coquina Beach Club
efficiency furnished $8
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RUNAWAY BAY Rare ground-floor level
1 BR/1 BA, great location with view of the pool.
Turnkey furnished, nice and bright. Excellent
rental with on-site management. Deeded
beach access. $83,900. Call Ed Oliveira at
778-2246 or eves. at 778-1751.
UNIQUE TRIPLEX Quality constructed and
well-maintained residential triplex with spa-
cious floor plans, private garages and storage
rooms on 100 x 100 lot with Gulf views. Unit
mix is 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA with
3,225 sq. ft. of living area offered at $325,000.
Call David Moynihan at 778-7976.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX with fabulous views,
spacious floor plans and a short walk to the
beach. Turnkey furnished. 2,736 sq. ft. total
living area. Large deep-water dock. Offered at
$369,000. Call Dave Moynihan 7788-7976.
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.
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NEED A RESPONSIBLE babysitter? Available any
hours, references, first aid and babysitting course,
Anna Maria resident. Call 778-8301.
BABYSITTING ON ISLAND Girl Scout, first aid and
child care badge. Nice, dependable, reasonable. A
student. Day or night. 778-9610, Missy.
QUALIFIED HOME-HEALTH aide, 20 years experi-
ence with excellent references. Seeking night care
for young or elderly. Call 778-4192.
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-
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder. Call Island Check-A-
Home at 778-3089.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
DEBBIE'S CLEANING SERVICE now accepting
new clients. Homes, condos, offices, rentals, also
windows. Fourteen years experience, references,
free estimates. (941) 739-8314.
CLEANING WOULD YOU LIKE a helping hand
giving you the opportunity to play more tennis/golf or
entertain? Call Rita at 794-1333.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
S or leave message. 778-3006.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL We are tak-
ing registration for the Fall. You are welcome to
come by and visit our school. 5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes
Beach. Phone 778-2967.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIEDS get fast, great results.
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING
Building is situated in center of Holmes Beach. Uniquely de-
signed to be subdivided into as many as five independent of-
fices. Five air conditioning units and five meters. Shown by
appointment $310,000. Stan Williams 778-4800.
REDUCED BARGAIN! Live like royalty in this 1,386 sq.
ft. 2BR/2BA canalffront end unit with private boat dock.
Priced over $17,000 less than the next cheapest unit in com-
plex. It won't last long! $92,500. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
FOURPLEX Holmes Beach fourplex only steps to beach.
Owner Financing!! All units rented annually. $31,500
gross annual (could be more!). For more information, call
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. $335,000.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Direct gulffront condo-
minium. Heated pool, spa, sauna. This unit is turnkey fur-
nished. New carpeting and furniture. Very good income
producer as well. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800
ATTENTION INVESTORS Four units; two buildings.
These numbers work. Income on fourth unit projected as
$450 monthly; is now owners unit $19,000 income yearly;
$5,000 yearly expenses includes utilities. Great location!
Two miles to beaches. $99,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
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IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Fast service, Is-
land pickup and delivery. Smoke-free environment.
References available. Phone 778-4192.
"NEIGHBORHOOD CAR DETAIL"
We'll come to you! Services available: exterior wash;
interior vacuum/exterior wash; deluxe package. Good
quality service with references. Sean, 778-0276.
DOLPHIN CLEANING AND Maintenance. Licensed,
bonded, insured. Homes, offices, condos,
seasonals, weekly or one time. "Our business is al-
ways picking up." Call Rick at 778-2864.
ATTENTION CAR, BOAT, AIRCRAFT owners.
Acrylic-Teflon polish will protect your investment and
we're mobile! 778-5215.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
TRANSPORTATION TO AND from Tampa Airport
anytime. Call 778-7934.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
LAWN CUTTING most lawns $15 $20. Call for free
GRASS CUTTING 60 years experience. Commer-
cial, residential. By the cut or by the month.
Retired, want to keep active. Lowest prices. Call
"GENTLE GARDNER" will weed, plant, manicure
and water your garden with gentle perfection. Call
Barbara at 778-6110.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Is-
land 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 refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
JOE DeGREGORIO Painting and Staining. Interior/
exterior, reasonable rates. Power washing. Free es-
timates. Insured. (941) 792-4882, ask for Joe.
CARPET VINYL CERAMIC tile. Sold, installed
and repaired. Excellent prices. All workmanship
guaranteed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen,
383-5381, beeper 506-3297.
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.
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1 BR/1 BA, private
lot/parking. Available weekly at $350 wk. 778-2832.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental
units available for commercial, retail and storage.
Call (941) 778-2924 for information.
DIRECT GULFFRONT Cute and cozy 2BR/1BA,
$500 wk. 1 BR/1 BA, $350 wk. 1110 Gulf Drive. Gulf-
Bay Realty 778-7244.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND TREASURE. 2BR/2B, ideal get- BOATING WATER in Anna Maria. 2BR/2B immaculate home
away or investment home. Nestled on quiet street and short with great water view. Large screened pool and lanai. Low
walk to the Gulf. $130,000. Barry and Kimberly Charles, maintenance yard, fruit trees, wood deck. Quiet cul-de-sac
795-1273. C22689 neighborhood. $215,000. Van Bourgois, 778-1749. R20195
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WALK TO THE GULF BEACH from this spacious 4BR/3B
furnished waterfront townhouse on Anna Maria Island. Cathe-
dral ceilings, balcony. Community dock, two heated pools and
tennis. $164,900. Jeanette Rampone, 747-3364. C21507
WARNER'S BAYOU WATERFRONT
HOME. 4BR/3B, large master suite. Cus-
tom-built, low maintenance. Patio, beau-
tiful backyard, dock. Reduced. $399,000.
Don Lewis, 746-3200. R11937
DESIRABLE FLAMINGO CAY. 3BR/2B,
update, immaculate, low maintenance.
Fireplace, ceramic tile. Dock with electric,
water and lift. $189,900. Barry and Kim-
berly Charles, 795-1273.
LARGE, UNIQUE TWO-STORY HOME.
4BR/4B on the Manatee River. Caged
pool and dock. Well maintained and
shows like a model. $354,000. Dave
Barker, 792-8932. R16464
WALK TO BEACHES, North Longboat Key. 2BR/2B unit
close to shopping, Longboat Pass and Art Center. Reduced.
$115,900. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. C21723
LARGEST UNIT in Shorewalk. 1,200 +/-
sq. ft.. 2BR/2B, split plan, breakfast
nook, enclosed lanai. Lake view and
across from clubhouse. $72,900. Van
Bourgois, 778-1749. C20688
WONDERFUL Southgate 2BR home.
Crown molding in living and dining
rooms, Jacuzzi, fenced yard for privacy.
Room for a pool. $114,900. Anne Miller,
BEHIND PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1 B home
on 13 +/- acres. Can become your
dream home or develop, zoned Al.
$298,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R/
324 a ayDrve olesBec, *loi a 327e9 *a *65 ii ort n h nere t
FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on a pri-
vate and secluded street. Cleared and
ready to build on. $195,000. Elena
Granger, 792-0021. L17589
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
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Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lwn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
f7781345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
9 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247 I
STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
o Fresh & Saltwater
Whitney Beach Plaza 6810 Gulf of Mexico Drive 383-0858
Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Refacing New
Entertainment Centers Formica Wood
REX B. SLIKER 778-7399
10 Years Local References Insured
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CARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
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778-7311 ,, ETWORK
We'll be right over. Island owned and operated by Ed Kirn
Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!
MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior, under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Mention this ad for $10 OFF.
(This number is a message service when we are busy.)
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
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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.
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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR ex-
cellent 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.
FOR RENT UNFURNISHED1BR/1BA Gulfview,
$550 (one person limit). Call T. Dolly Young & Asso-
ciates, Realtor, 778-0807 or (800) 956-0807.
ANNUAL RENTAL Large 2BR/1BA apartment. Well
maintained and landscaped. One block to Gulf and
beach. $650 mo. No pets. Call 778-0608.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL 2BR/1BA furnished
condo, Anna Maria Island, three month minimum.
HIDEAWAY COVE panoramic bayview, nice, quiet,
2BR, first floor, no pets/smoking, fully furnished. Pre-
fer 3 6 months but consider weekly/monthly. Also
available 2BR, 1998 winter, 3 6 months. 778-7107.
ANNUAL RENTAL Large 1BR/1BA just remodeled.
Balcony, Gulfview. New carpet, paint, appliances.
Adorable. 203 2nd Street N., Bradenton Beach. $525
mo., $250 deposit. (813) 258-2411.
MARTINIQUE DIRECT GULFFRONT seasonal
rental available Nov. through Jan. 2BR/2BA, recently
remodeled, second floor, clean and lovely. Please
call (410) 581-5849.
VACATION RENTALS turnkey, 1 & 2BR across from
beach. $234/$294 wk. Almost Beach Apartments,
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Lovely furnished 2BR
apartment on beach. Sundeck, porch. Weekly, vaca-
tions, no pets. (941) 778-3143.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1.5BA townhouse. Steps to
beach, just remodeled, washer/dryer, no pets. An-
nual $695 mo. Call 778-6743.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX one half block from beach. 205
71st Street, Holmes Beach. $575 mo. Call (813) 681-
9656, leave message. No pets, adults only.
NORTH CAROLINA mountain home, 3BR/2BA, near
Lake Glenville. $575 wk., $1,800 mo. Washer, dryer,
satellite TV, rocking-chair porch. 778-3026.
SMALL "WESTIE DOG" Skipper needs 1 BR annual,
long-term rental for self and retired teacher/mom. We
love Anna Maria Island! Call collect, NH (603) 522-
ANNA MARIA ISLAND and Manatee beaches. Book-
ing rentals for 1997/98 summer and season now.
Weekly and monthly rentals available for summer
and fall. Four month minimum for winter season. Call
Noreen Roberts (941) 778-9611. Coldwell Banker
Residential Real Estate, Inc. An independently
owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker
Real Estate Corporation.
SUMMER VACATION: one or two weeks at 1 and
2BR condos on Gulf or bay from $550 wk. Accom-
modates up to four. July 4th week available. Donna
Mosley (941) 506-7914. Coldwell Banker Residen-
tial Real Estate, Inc. An independently owned and
operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate
NICE 2BR/2BA apartment, Holmes Beach. Walk to
beach and shopping. $650 mo., last, security. Includes
water and garbage. No pets. 778-1259 or 778-0405.
CUTE 1BR APARTMENT steps to the beach. Com-
pletely furnished. Walk to pier, shops, restaurants.
Available holidays or monthly. 778-8571 or 748-6774.
ISLAND RENTALS available now: 2BR/1BA up-
stairs, $650. No pets; 1BR/1BA ground level,
$450.00. No pets; 2BR/1BA turnkey, west of Gulf Dr.
Available now-Dec., $900 includes utilities: efficiency
apt. $140 week includes utilities, available now Oct 1.
ARE YOU PAYING $600 or more to rent? You may
be able to own a home of your own, We'll show you
how! Call us ... Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner Re/Max
GULFVIEW QUIET STREET 106 31st St., Holmes
Beach. Private patio, 2BR/1 BA, upgraded. $700 mo.
plus electric. 778-6050.
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEWS nicely furnished 2BR
cottage. Quiet, dead end street. 4 5 mo. $550 mo./
July, Aug. $800 mo./annual $650 mo. Washer/
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
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BEST GULFVIEWS beach front, exclusive area,
unique home. 3BR/2BA, top master's suite, decks,
patio, beautifully furnished. $3,000 mo., $1,200 wk.
JULY 4TH HOLIDAY rental apartments within steps
to the Gulf, turnkey furnished, clean. 778-2864.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach 2BR/1.5BA, pri-
vate tropical yard with gazebo and shower, garage,
workshop. Near beach and shops. $850 mo. 778-
ANNUAL RENTAL UNFURNISHED 3BR/2BA on
canal in Key Royale. Call for more information. 778-
HOLMES BEACH Pirate's Den 1 and 2BR apart-
ments, summer rates. Also booking for fall and win-
ter season. Six month lease available. 778-4368.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock, turnkey, quiet
area. No animals. Perfect for retired couple. $250
wk., $600 mo. plus utilities. 794-5980.
619 HOLMES BLVD. 2BR, large enclosed garage,
wraparound decks, nice view of small lake in Holmes
Beach. Very quiet. $850 mo. Yvonne Higgins,
ReMax Gulfstream, 778-7777.
VACATION RENTAL on beach. Sleeps six, 2BR/
2BA. $700 wk.;1 BR efficiency at Resort 66 on beach.
$575/$675; 1BR, one half block to beach. $375 wk./
$450 wk. 778-4523.
MINI VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount either Sun.
- Wed. or Mon. Thur. Two people/four nights from
$135. Kitchens. 500 ft. to beach. Free bikes. Haley's
Motel & Resort Complex, 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.
HOLMES BEACH HOME 2BR/2BA annual, water
view, great location. $995 mo. 795-7805.
OPEN HOUSE 1 4, Mon. through Sat. Spacious
4BR/4BA waterfront with boat dock on Coconut
Bayou. Current appraisal $525,000. Will consider
offers below appraisal. 130 Hammock Rd., Anna
Maria. Owner/broker. Call 778-6155.
NEW! NEW! NEW!
EVERYTHING NEW Kitchen new, A/C new, carpets
new, ceramic tile new, bathroom floors new, inside
wall finish new, outside paint new, landscaping new.
Best of all, price new. Reduced $10,000 to $154,900.
2BR/2BA, Florida room, garage, boat slip. "Best Is-
land buy." Owner, 778-3775.
ELEVATED 3BR/2BA home with hot tub. Walk to
beach. 260 S. Harbor. $219,950. Call Mary Ann -
Schmidt, Coldwell Banker, 778-2261.
PERICO BAY CLUB condo, first floor, 3BR/2BA,
gated community, great view of Palma Sola Bay.
Pool, tennis, clubhouse, garage, bright end unit. In-
cludes boat with access to bay. $179,000. Call (941)
FRANKLIN, NC. 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.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Imperial House
2BR/1BA, totally upgraded unit. New carpet, break-
fast bar, walk-in shower, low maintenance fees.
Priced at $89,900. Call Ed Oliveira, Wagner Realty,
778-2246 or eves. 778-1751.
DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
I NEED YOUR LISTINGS! I've sold most of mine.
Have qualified buyers. Call Ed Oliveira, Wagner
Realty, 778-2246 or eves. 778-1751.
3BR/3BA HOME IN Key Royale. On canal near
Bimini Bay. Call 778-5339 after 8 pm.
SPOTLESS NEWER HOME with Intracoastal water
views. $235,000. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner
Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
PALMA SOLA POOL HOME with a unique floor plan
that is different from the rest. To see it is to love it.
$149,900. Call Sandy Greiner/ Barb Turner Re/Max
LARGE ISLAND HOME only a few steps to the Gulf.
Almost 2,000 sq. ft. of living space. $800 per month
income from 2BR/2BA apartment. Great Holmes
Beach location. Call Sandy Grainer/Barb Turner Re/
Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
DIRECT WATERFRONT LIVING on the
Intracoastal. 3BR/2BA, den, dock, glorious views. A
great package rarely found under $350,000. Call
Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner Re/Max Gulfstream 778-
NW BRADENTON Shaw's Point pool home priced
thousands under appraisal at $149,900. Call Sandy
Greiner/Barb Turner Re/Max Gulfstream 778-7777.
LARGE 3BR/2BA CONDO Lots of sunlight, nice
view of sunsets. $159,000. Yvonne Higgins, ReMax
BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA Key West-style home near-
ing completion. Pick your colors, many upgrades,
great location. 510 Magnolia, Anna Maria. 778-2316.
LOTS DUPLEX, BAYVIEW $79,500. Oceanview
and beach ownership with access. $175,000. (800)
977-0803 or 778-4523.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Each side at $650 mo.
annual. Owner finance or lease option. $159,900.
For details call 795-7805.
BY OWNER 6804 Marina Drive. Beautiful Holmes
Beach 2BR/2BA home with wonderful water view.
It's on a large duplex-zoned lot with room for a pool.
Three kinds of citrus trees and a great shade tree.
Don't pass this one by. $159,900 with owner finance,
or lease option. For information call 795-7805.
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SPECTACULAR BAY FRONT HOME Dramatic
updated 2BR/3BA home on Intracoastal water-
way. Fabulous views of Sarasota Bay Boat dock
with two boat lifts. Large garage and much stor-
age. $385,900 Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
WESTBAY COVE ISLAND LIFESTYLE
Charming, sunny corner unit. Overlooks green-
belt and pool Close to beach, shopping, restau-
rants. 2BR/2BA, heated pools and tennis First
floor. $138,900 Call Helen White or Mary Ann
3 BEDROOM HOUSE WITH SOLAR HEATED
POOL How could you beat this' A 3BR home
with two-car garage. Home was built in the
1980s. Large. caged, solar healed, in-ground
pool for less than $95,000. Call Gary Larison
ANNA MARIA CANAL HOME 3BR/3BA up.
dated home with dock. boathouse and lift Enter-
tain on the caged lanai with 16x30 heated pool
Open design wilh den and family room Big two-
car garage and workshop. $375 000 Turnkey fur-
nished Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
GULFFRONT TOWNHOUSE Beautiful 2BRI
2 5BA townhouse witn sweeping views ot gor.
geous. wide sandy beach. Under-building park-
ing Light and bright. Close to shopping
$127.500. Call Chard Winheim
SABAL PALMS GARDENS
2BR/2BA newly decorated. Berber
carpet, ceramic tile. Large screened
in lanai. $56,500. Call Donna Mosley
2BR/2BA needs a little T.L.C. Great
for rental investment. $54,900. Call
1BR/1.5BA Lovely first floor. Excel-
lent investment. $45,500. Call Donna
PERFECT FAMILY BEACH HOUSE Great fam-
ily Deach house 4BR.3BA. one house from trme
while sand. Fantastic rental history. $369.000
Call Bob or Lu Rhoden
MAJESTIC BAY VIEW FROM PRIVATE BAL-
CONY High quality 2BR/2BA condo Sunrises
over bay seen from screened balcony Walk to
beaches. Two-car enclosure under unit with stor-
age $103 900 Call Tony Tiberin
PERICO PATIO HOME Great lifestyle on lo.'ely
Perico Island Pool. courtyard. security Easy
access io beacon and mainland 3BR'2 5BA
wood-burning fireplace, ceramic tile 11oor
$174.500 Call Bobye Chasev
WALK TO BEACH Great island localion, close
to the beach Newer elevated home with 3BR'
2BA., great room wilh vaulted ceilings and en-
closed garage area $219.950 Call Mary Ann
Schmidt or Helen While
Tidy Island A tranquil secure very private
island of 240 acres with residential homes
and condominiums. 24-hour guarded gate.
10 Tidy Island 3BR/2.5BA townhome with
two-car garage $269,000 Call Rose
25 Tidy Island Exquisite views of Sarasota,
2BR/2BA with loft $237.500 Call Bob or
34 Tidy Island Elegant 3000 sq h home 3BRI
2.5BA suited for entenaining $309.900 Call
Bob or Penny Hall
60 Tidy Island 3BR/2BA wilh impressive view
of Sarasota Bay. $294.500. Call Bob or Penny
80 Tidy Island 3BRi2 5BA large airy rooms
with lots of tile $309.000 Call Bob or Penny
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