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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


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Grass replaces natives in Anna Maria


By Anthony Seaton
Islander Reporter
A native-plant garden tended to by volunteers for
seven years in front of Anna Maria City Hall was
ripped out Friday, June 27, and Monday, June 30, to
make way for a manicured lawn.
"I'm offended by the whole thing," said volunteer
Mike Miller, 107 Maple Avenue. "The fact that I have
been working there for seven years didn't mean a thing."
The Xeriscaped section directly in front of the city


Holmes Beach

clucking over

chickens
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
When is a chicken a pet?
When it's not a nuisance, says Holmes Beach
Mayor Bob VanWagoner.
The fowl argument came to light last week when
Commission Chairman Don Maloney said he received
several calls from an anonymous complainant about a
resident of 512 72nd Street who had chickens in her
yard. Maloney said he forwarded the complaint to
Code Enforcement Officer Bill Kepping.
"When the latest call came, Bill told me that he was
sorry but that the mayor told him he was not to accept
such complaints from me or some other commission-
ers unless they were written and signed," Maloney said.
"It appears to me to be a mayoral attempt to reduce this
commissioner's authority."
Maloney said that at a recent commission meeting
when a commissioner suggested that no complaints be
accepted without a name, the mayor said names were
not necessary.
"The owner admits she has chickens at her resi-
dence and I think chickens are as illegal as pigs,"
Maloney noted.
The mayor pecked at Maloney's approach, saying
the commissioner should tell the complainant to go to
the code enforcement officer so the evidence is not
hearsay. He said the complainant can remain anony-
mous. If there is no action and the complainant returns
to the commissioner, he should talk to the mayor.
"The code enforcement officer was about to file a
complaint without any direct evidence and that is un-
conscionable," the mayor maintained. "Having chick-
ens in the city is not against the code. If you raise or use
them for commercial purposes or they become a pub-
lic nuisance that's another thing."
Sabine Buehler said she is the owner of the two pet
chickens and she has petitions from her neighbors stat-
ing .he chickens are not a problem.
"I assume that you feel that any time you want to
break the law, if everybody here will agree that it's OK,
then it's OK?" Maloney asked.
Buehler's neighbor Harold VanWinkle jumped up
and said, "I'll sign the complaint right now. She has more
than one chicken. At times she's had pythons, rabbits and
squirrels living in her attic. She's breaking an ordinance."
According to the ordinance, "The raising of cows,
chickens, pigs, horses or any other item of fowl is prohib-
ited for either private or commercial use, except that noth-
ing herein shall be construed to prohibit the keeping of
house pets provided that they do not become a public
nuisance." VanWinkle signed the complaint the next day.
"I don't want to go out and invade someone's
rights unless someone's being bothered," said the
mayor. "If the chicken has done things to be a nuisance
like the pig did, then we'll have to do something. Rais-
ing chickens is different from simply having one."
Kepping said he and the mayor visited Buehler's
house Friday and the mayor said the chickens are pets
and told Kepping not to pursue the issue unless he re-
ceives another complaint.


hall entrance that has been torn out contained all of the
plantings by the late Commissioner Mary Ross, and
was considered an informal memorial to her since her
death in 1994, according to Miller.
He said that an ironwork sculpture that spelled her
name in the center of the garden was no longer there
when he checked over the weekend.
Ross had spearheaded the city's beautification
project that included the native-plant garden in 1990.
Mayor Chuck Shumard ordered city workers to


remove the plants even though no vote was taken on the
issue at the last commission meeting.
Commissioner Elaine Burkly confronted the mayor in
the hallway of the city on Friday. She stopped by and was
surprised to find a backhoe already tearing out plants.
"Boy, those plants are already gone and we didn't
even vote on it," she said. "That's what those people with
the pipeline are complaining about the process."
PLEASE SEE NATIVE GARDEN, NEXT PAGE


KINSA winner is a natural firework
Mark Burt of Holmes Beach caught aflash of lightning for the second-week winner in the Islander
Bystander's Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards contest. Burt will have a choice between a
"mullet-wrapper" T-shirt or hat, certificates forframing from Longboat Framing Gallerie, dining at the
Sandbar restaurant and merchandise from Kodak. The photo will be submitted with five other weekly local
winners to KINSA, where $52,500 will be awarded in international judging. See inside for entry information
for subsequent contest weeks. The holiday deadline for KINSA entries this week is Thurday, July 3, at 5 p.m.



'Sievemobile' takes to the

roads in Bradenton Beach


Remember that Ford Bronco that was the center of
a dispute between police and the building official in
Bradenton Beach?
The four-wheel-drive vehicle the police wanted an
OK to commandeer in an emergency, though the build-
ing official said he needed it to perform his duties?
Well, a city garbage truck backed into it while
parked at city hall last week. Totaled it, too, with a
caved-in passenger side.
Building Official Bill Sanders broke the news to
the commission last week during a special meeting.
Sanders said he had gotten estimates to repair the ve-
hicle that were more than the 10-year-old Bronco was
worth, and he asked for commission approval to buy a
two-year-old Chevy Astro van for about $9,900.
Money to purchase the vehicle was available,
Sanders said, in a special fund earmarked for new po-
lice vehicles. However, that fund has been unused in
the last few years, with Police Chief John Maloney in-
stead using funds from the local-option sales tax rev-
enue the city receives to buy new police cars.
Commissioner Dan Goodchild and Vice Mayor
Charlie Grace were both adamantly opposed to Sand-
ers getting the van, stating they were not prepared to
vote on a capital purchase on such short notice.
Goodchild added he would be more in favor of Sand-
ers getting a new vehicle with a warranty.


In the end, they were joined by Mayor Leroy
Arnold and the van purchase was denied.
Sanders said the Bronco is still driveable "although
it leaks like a sieve when it rains."
The "sievemobile" may be on the road for a while
longer in Bradenton Beach.


The Islander Bystander offices
will be closed Friday, July 4.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ...................................... ........... 6A
Those Were the Days ............................ .... 7A
ISLAND MAP .............................................. 12A
Streetlife .................................................... 16A
Stir-it-up ......................................................20A
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE...................... 1B
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 8B
Crossword puzzle.....................................16B


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JULY 2, 1997






|D1 PAGE 2A M JULY 2, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Commission, code board refine citation law


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach residents may soon be getting cita-
tions for junked cars and unkempt lawns rather than
facing hearings before the code enforcement board.
Commissioners continue to work on a draft ordi-
nance that will add a citation procedure for violations
of specific codes. The procedure is likened to getting
a traffic ticket. If the violator wants to contest the ci-
tation, the matter goes to county court.
The fines, to be collected by the Manatee County
Clerk of the Circuit Court, will include an administra-


tive fee of $10. The circuit court will keep the admin-
istrative fee and remit the fines to the city.
Code enforcement board members recently ex-
pressed their concerns about the ordinance.
"We want to make sure the commission under-
stands there's no need to do this because the code en-
forcement board is overworked," Chairman Chuck
Stealey said.
He said if fines are collected by a county court
outside the city's jurisdiction, violators could pay the
fine and continue the violation.
"Will the fine be enough to stop the violation or


In the swim
Art McCarthy, 38, ofBradenton, was shaken but not stung by his quick ride down the Anna Maria Island
Bridge embankment. McCarthy told Patrolmen Andrew Glen, left, and Chip Frappier that he took his eyes off
the road when a wasp flew in his car and he ended up in the bay. A witness said McCarthy "went flying,"
but the speed limit at the bridge approach in Holmes Beach is 50 mph making for a quick ride downhill.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


have it corrected?" he asked. "Maybe he'd rather pay
the $100 than face the kinds of things we can do to
protect our community. In many cases the code en-
forcement board can start with an initial fine and add
terms and conditions the violator must fulfill over a
certain period of time."
"This came about because there was a lot of con-
cern in our city about whether the codes were being
enforced," Mayor Bob VanWagoner explained. "For
the past year we've been trying to upgrade that."
VanWagoner said the citation system will be used
for small violations and the code enforcement board
will handle major cases.
"The citation is a simple way of immediately put-
ting the violator on the defensive," VanWagoner said.
"The anticipation is that a large percentage will not go
to court, but pay the fine. It is also a swift way of giv-
ing notice rather than going through the code enforce-
ment procedure."
Police Chief Jay Romine said giving citations is a
way to streamline the process because his officers get
called repeatedly for minor code violations.
"For example, on a noise complaint we get called and
tell them to shut it down and 10 minutes later we're back
there again. I'd like that officer to be able to pull out a
ticket and cite them on the spot. Our goal is compliance."
Romine said instead of sending violators to court
they could be sent to the code enforcement board.
"I'll need to check.on that, to see if there's any
statutory prohibition," City Attorney Patricia Petruff
said. "If we change it, the city may have to collect the
fines and perform all of the administrative work."
"If I'm a violator and I could come to the board
instead of the judge, I'd rather go before the board in
hopes that I could appeal it," VanWagoner said.
"If you get involved in the hassle of dealing with
the court, you're not going to be happy with the expe-
diency of the cases," Romine warned.
Commissioners asked board members, the code
enforcement officer and the police department to re-
view the list of violations and penalties.
Another work session is set for 9 a.m. on July 8.


Anna Maria mayor orders native plant removal

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 7. 1i


Shumard responded by mocking what he antici-
pates others will say. "They'll say 'You can tell he
wasn't born here. He's tearing out all the native veg-
etation,'" Shumard said.
"This seems to be personal with him," said Miller,
who received a registered letter from Shumard thank-
ing him for his efforts and warning him the plants were
going to be torn out. The let-
ter advised Miller to get
anything out he wanted to
save.
"I had just started to put
i -n a butterfly garden," he
said.
"I took those plants out
and some others I had just
bought at Selby Botanical
Gardens."
Miller The purchase of the plants
around city hall has been
funded by selling clippings from the existing plants at the
art shows in Holmes Beach, according to Miller.
Miller says he has 75 to 80 percent of the plants na-
tive to barrier island habitats represented in the garden.
The mayor counters that people have been com-
plaining they can't find the building and, "You couldn't
see the light on the building."
Miller says he could barely get his work there done
on weekends because so many people would come up
and tell him how much they loved it. "But government
officials don't know what to do about compliments.
They only operate on complaints," he said.
"I've found over the years that the mayors tend to
want to put their mark on things," Miller said.
SMiller agrees with the mayor's comment about not
being a native.
"These people move down here from the north, and
they've lived their whole lives saying, 'trim that
edge!'" he said.
"They can't understand that some native plants
may look bad at first, but once they mature, they're


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Plants volunteers tended for years have been removed in front of city hall. Islander Photo: Anthony Seaton


beautiful.
"It's not like they came to me and said, 'Gee, Mike,
do you think we could cut this back?'" Miller said.
Miller also complained that a red cedar tree that
was "probably 100 years old, at least 80," had been
killed during renovation of the Island Players building
in front of city hall.
"Aren't they going to have to mitigate that, when
they kill native trees?" he asked.
There are a number of reasons native plants are
desirable, according to Miller:
"Aesthetics," he said. "If everybody in every
place in this nation would plant native species, then
every place would look like where it is, not someplace
else."
They require far less watering than a lawn, an


important consideration in water-starved Florida.
They attract native birds and native butterflies.
Miller said the only native animals lawns attract are
chinchh bugs and nematodes."
Native plants require almost no pesticides.
The city won't be able to use chemicals on the new
lawn, according to Public Works Director Phil
Charock, because "we'd have to have state certifica-
tion of our people to use chemicals," he said.
There are no plans to seek that certification,
Charnock said.
"They're taking out this native part of Florida and
putting in a piece of Michigan," Miller said. "These
people are unreachable."
"I'm tearing out ferns that grow like crazy. Just
wait. It'll be beautiful," the mayor said.


























Home detectives clean up
Anna Maria Fire District ChiefAndy Price said the Keysers, residents at 508 65th St., Holmes Beach, were
"Really lucky." Cleaning women arrived at the house ready for work but called the fire department instead
when they noticed smoke coming from the windows. Price said the another few minutes and the kitchen
cabinets would have been on fire but firefighters arrived just in time to remove a smoking tea kettle and turn
off the stove. Damage was estimated by Price at $1,000 but "could have been a lot worse." The cleaning
women had their work cut out for them. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


Groin work given tentative OK for

Holmes Beach; Cortez a no-go, though


Manatee County commissioners Tuesday gave a
unanimous approval for staff to continue to work to-
ward improvements to the groin at the Manatee Pub-
lic Beach in Holmes Beach.
But consultants said a similar groin off Cortez
Beach is in too much disrepair to make repair work
economically feasible, and commissioners agreed to
only do work there to make the groin "less inviting" to


people.
Estimates to provide a limited repair to the Holmes
Beach groin were placed at $100,000-$125,000. Com-
missioners also reviewed demolition of the groin at
about $125,000 or a major repair at $450,000.
For Cortez Beach's groin, though, it was deter-
mined that only major work would serve to repair the
structure at a cost of about $500,000.


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JULY 2, 1997 M PAGE 3A KM


Anna Maria City
7/8, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session


Bradenton Beach
7/3, 9 a.m., Budget work session
7/3, 7 p.m., commission meeting. Agenda:
First reading on standard codes, first reading
on building permit and inspection fee changes,
second reading and public hearing on code
enforcement changes, Wildlife, Inc., zoning
discussion, tree trimming discussion at 27th
Street, pier fishing fee increase discussion,
fishing pier sign discussion, city hall roof bid
discussion, Island Transportation Planning
Organization bylaw discussion and setting date
'for annual citizen/volunteer honor discussion.
7/10, 9 a.m., Budget work session
Holmes Beach
7/8, 9 a.m., Commission work session on
citation ordinance
7/10, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment
Of Interest
7/7, 3:30 p.m., Anna Maria Fire District
Pension Board, Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
7/9, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
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 sched-
uled for July 4 will be made July 5.
Bradenton Beach garbage collection
will be as scheduled on July 4.
The Islander Bystander offices
will be closed on July 4.


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IIM PAGE 4A 0 JULY 2, 1997 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Building fees may go up in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
With pencils rather than knives, commissioners in
Bradenton Beach are slashing next fiscal year's budget.
In the second of four scheduled workshops, com-
missioners pared about $35,000 from the proposed
budget for fiscal year 1997-98 to reach $1.53 million.
They also tentatively agreed to a proposal to make
the building department independent from the city's
general fund by raising building permit fees.
Building Official Bill Sanders said the recurring
$108,000 building department budget could be funded
through building permit fees if those charges were in-
creased.
Currently, Bradenton Beach charges $30 for a


building permit and $8 for every $1,000 of construc-
tion. Sanders proposed, and commissioner tentatively
concurred on, a $50 permit and $15 for every $1,000
of construction charge.
Current charges translate into $822 for permits for
a new home with a construction price tag of $100,000.
The change would bump that permit cost to $1,436, a
75 percent increase.
The change will require an ordinance and public
hearings before adoption.
If approved, building permits in Bradenton Beach
will be the priciest on the Island. Anna Maria charges
$30 for a permit and $6 for every $1,000 of construc-
tion. Holmes Beach has a more complicated formula


Don't tread on me!
A rare tern nesting site on the north end of the Island at Bean Point in Anna Maria has been roped off by the
Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. The signs ask beachgoers to keep disturbances of the rare
and tiny birds' nesting area to a minimum. Look, but don't touch! Islander Photo: Anthony Seaton


but is expected to soon change to a $30 permit fee with
$8 charged for every $1,000 of construction work.
Longboat Key has no building permit fee, but does
charge $18.75 for every $1,000 of work done.

Budget for next year
All of the figures discussed below are tentative and
will not be approved until after budget public hearings
are held in September.
Commissioners are looking at a property tax rate
of 2.5708 mill for next year. A mill is $1 for every
$1,000 of assessed value of a piece of property less
homestead exemption, if eligible.
The 1996-97 Bradenton Beach millage rate is
2.5954.
On the revenue side of the budget, then, property
taxes amount to $369,000 of the city's $1.5.3 million
budget. The remainder of the money used to run the
city comes from other revenue sources, such as gas,
sales, cigarette and other taxes and building, garbage
and franchise fees.
On the expense side, the city's police department
with its eight officers takes up the biggest piece at
$443,900.
Other departmental budgets include:
Administration, including commission and mayor
salaries: $225,500.
Planning and building: $108,000.
Parks: $2,900.
Pier (which is funded through the restaurant fran-
chise and fishing fees): $59,000.
Streets and roads: $179,000.
Community Redevelopment Agency (funds from
which are limited to use within the historic old-town
area of the city, generally around Bridge Street):
$54,000.
Sanitation (which is funded through garbage and
trash collection fees): $217,000.
Tingley Memorial Library (which is funded
through interest on a bequest to the city): $39,000.
Attorney fees: $39,000.
Additional budget workshops are scheduled for 9
a.m. Thursday, July 3, and if necessary, Thursday, July
10, at 9 a.m.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U JULY 2, 1997 PAGE 5A Ei


Mayor reneges on promise, pipe is a go


By Anthony Seaton
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard told concerned
residents at the city commission meeting on Tuesday, June
24, that he will not order a second study as promised
for a drainage plan for the area between Pine and Mag-
nolia avenues behind the Anchorage restaurant property.
"We looked back at the minutes and we had voted to
go ahead with the pipe concept and that's what we told the
engineers we wanted. So we're waiting for the engineers
and that will be sent to Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment to see what they come up with," Shumard said.
City Clerk Peg Nelson says there was a consensus,
and "nobody disagreed" when a check of the meeting
minutes to which the mayor referred on May 13 re-
vealed no vote was registered. The meeting was a work
session and formal votes are not customarily taken at
work sessions.
Asked if he was reneging on his promise last week to
residents to fund another study for deepening and main-
taining the existing swale, the mayor said, "After five
agencies agreed with it [the pipeline], we're not going to
go against them, they're the experts."
Swiftmud and the other agencies will only see plans
for the pipeline, although Shumard admitted, "The agen-
cies said one plan is as good as the other but if you want
it enclosed, you go with the pipeline."
The residents of the area are nearly unanimous in their
opposition to the proposed pipeline. Resident Georgia Van
Cleave accounts for five of eight residents opposed, one
for the project and two opinions remain unknown.
The mayor, a resident of the affected drainage area,
has stated repeatedly he prefers to install a pipeline.
Van Cleave said, "The people who are directly af-
fected don't want it. All I know is one for sure who wants
it."
"It's been one individual in all the years that I've
known complaining. Mr. Damrow's been complaining,
complaining, complaining about the smell. Nobody else,"
said Commissioner George McKay. "I'm not saying
we're doing it for that particular reason but, no one else
came to us."
"Where does the money come from?" asked Bob


Hinely, of 521 Magnolia.
The pipeline project is projected to cost more than
$100,000.
"We have 550,000-some dollars in reserves if we
have to go to that. There's $65,000 for sidewalks unused
that we can use. You shouldn't have to worry about it,"
the mayor responded.
"I had five agencies down here and they all agreed
with it," Shumard said.
"Agreed with what?" Hinely said.
"The drainage program that we've got and using the
pipe," Shumard said.
"I heard the guy from Swiftmud say he hasn't seen
[the plans] yet." Hinely replied.
"None of us have seen the engineering proposal. We
want the ditch out of there. I told them what we were plan-
ning and they agreed that it would be good. If they don't
agree, it won't be approved. They won't issue a permit,"
Shumard said.
"I just don't see how a commission can readily agree
to spending this amount of money without ever studying
alternatives for a project," Van Cleave said.
"We did look into an alternative," the mayor said. "A
swale would take up as much room, it would be 17 feet
wide which we can't do... the deepness would be a con-
cern, we're afraid kids would fall into it."
"I voted for the pipe ... because the cost of this is just
one time with just a few maintenance items. It's a one shot
deal," said Commissioner Robert McElheny. "Our main
deal with swales and pipes is not so much to stop the
flooding, it's to get water off the island," he said
Manasota-88 spokeswoman Gloria Rains, who sent
the environmental group's attorney to look into the
project, says that's just what's wrong with the pipe con-
cept as opposed to swales: increased stormwater flow into
fragile bodies of water, such as Sarasota Bay.
"Expediting the discharge of stormwater into Bimini
Bay is just going to increase the amount of pollutants in
the water. It makes no sense considering the millions of
dollars spent on cleaning up the bays," she said.
"What bothers me most, we found out about this from
the paper. We're one of the key players in this thing," said
Richard Carrie, of 203 South Bay. As proposed, the pipe-


line would end in his backyard.
Carrie told the commission that he is an engineer and
that he doesn't think the pipe will work as proposed.
"That's why I want to be in on some of this data when it
comes in because some of it I just absolutely don't
agree with," he said.
"Is it going to do what you think it will do?" Carrie
asked. "The basic areas of lower elevation are still going
to flood and a pipe or a swale might do the same job."
"Five agencies said this will work," the mayor re-
sponded.
Carrie asked if there is any guarantee he would not be
assessed additional taxes for improvement and Shumard
said, "I guarantee it."
"This is what I object to, that you are the ultimate
authority on whether this is going to go or not in my
backyard," Carrie said. "If this is a foregone conclusion,
if it's a done deal I totally object to that."
"I've been dealing with Swiftmud and the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection for almost a
year," Shumard said.
"I think the ditch as it is would do just fine if it was
kept cleaned out," Carrie said.
"We have to hand clean it now," the mayor said.
"You don't have to do it as often as you'll have to do
it with a pipe," Carrie replied. "I'm against it. I don't think
it's fair to push something on property owners that they
do not want."
Although the ditch has not-been maintained for some
time, last week public works employees cleaned the en-
tire length of the ditch. It took three workers only five
hours, according to Public Works Director Phil Chamock.
That translates into about $200 to $300 in labor costs
Charnock said.
A scheduled meeting between the mayor and Zoller,
Najjar and Shroyer Inc., the firm engineering the pipeline
feasibility study, was canceled at the last minute Monday,
June 30, due to a "scheduling conflict," according to
Chamock.
The engineers are finished with the plans and are to
show them to the mayor for "last minute tweaking," ac-
cording to Charnock, at that meeting, when it occurs.
Charnock said the meeting will not be open to the public.


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Spend money wisely
Residents in Anna Maria are complaining that lof-
ficials have ignored, or are ignorant of, information that
should help them do their jobs. At the very least,
they're guilty of high-handedness.
Mayor Chuck Shumard may not have something to
gain personally from a proposed pipeline between Pine
Avenue and Magnolia Avenue, as some have sug-
gested, but he has stated a preference for the pipeline.
He lives on Tarpon Avenue at the corer of Spring,
a block away. However, swales on Spring leading to
the proposed pipeline are completed and a Southwest
Florida Water Management District study indicates his
yard drains to the area in question.
But at a city commission meeting last week, Com-
missioner Robert McElheny took umbrage at a sugges-
tion that could be a factor for ramrodding the pipeline
plan into action.
So be it. McElheny demanded an apology for the
mayor and we're willing to concede that a selfish mo-
tivation may not be the governing factor.
The mayor said he's worried kids might drown in
a swale and in this community that can only be con-
sidered the flimsiest flam of an argument.
The mayor proposes using the entire drainage bud-
get and the city's sidewalk funds and still comes up
short by several thousand dollars, according to esti-
mates. Not a problem though. The mayor said he'll take
money from reserves if necessary.
Studies indicate the pipeline may cost more for
maintenance in the long run. The agencies agree the
ditch and the pipeline will perform the same. Shumard
is insisting it be enclosed, hence the pipeline.
The "squeaky wheel gets the grease" here. One
resident has been bending commissioners' ears about
the smell in his back yard for years.
Other residents are happy with the tidal flow, the
mature mangroves and the natural habitat that will all
be sacrificed for the pipeline and they are just now
being heard.
We think the swale approach should be given fur-
ther consideration and a feasibility study equal to that
of the pipeline and that the regulatory agencies con-
sider the concerns of residents along the pipeline.
And the city commission should act accordingly.

Happy Fourth of July
Speaking of acting accordingly, be careful this
holiday weekend. With all the people expected on the
Island, and all the festivities going on both on and off
the highway, it's a good time to walk to the beach and
have a quiet, safe day thinking of our country's inde-
pendence. Happy Fourth of July.


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Pipeline is not a swalee' idea
The City of Anna Maria is preparing to spend
$125,000 (or more?) to install a drainage pipe in the
Spring Avenue/Magnolia Avenue area of town.
Certainly we have no objection to improving drain-
age; however we do have serious concerns about
spending such a sum without scrutinizing other alter-
natives, such as a swale.
An engineering study was done at the cost of
$5,000 which considered only the pipeline approach;
this "only alternative" was directed by the mayor.
We believe this cavalier "we know best" attitude is
not in the best interests of the citizens and taxpayers of
Anna Maria. We strongly urge that an engineering study
be done on a swale and that a decision be based on a cost/
benefit basis rather than on the opinion of His Honor.
Bob and Dot Hinely; Carl and Georgia Van
Cleave; Bruce and Pat Anderson; Jack and Sharon
Trissler; Richard and Sue Carey; and Bob and Marge
Loomis, all of Anna Maria City

Pride in community
must come first
I am writing this letter to the local elected officials
in the hope they will better understand my views and
what I've come to believe in by living on the Island.
I now believe very much in living in a small town.
I have lived on Anna Maria for 12 years and have been
drawn to the Island for over 20, and enjoy all the ben-
efits that come with that, such as knowing most of my
neighbors and shopkeepers, long walks through the
neighborhood and on the beach and, most of all, the
feeling of freedom to enjoy all of that and much more.
I also believe in and thank those who have done so
much for the Island, the people living here as well as
all of the kids.
And I believe most of all that people who are
elected to "work" on and for our great Island should be
able and most willing to do as many great things as
those people who have donated their time, money and
land to our community.
I believe they should use their time and resources
to improve this Island and not lash out or alienate those
who have lived here for years just because they can't


get their "petty, child-like, narrow-minded way."
I came to believe very much in essential services
when I saw my first Island parade and also when I once
enjoyed a soda with friends at a local drug store and my
first burger (you know where).
I believe that way of change should benefit most
and harm no one.
When we all can believe in the magic of this Island
and be grateful to be able to live here and understand
that only a hurricane has the "power" to ruin it, then
and only then, will I believe that these select few really
have a true understanding of this Island and how
proudly many of us call it home.
Jeff Croley, Holmes Beach

Crosswalks a danger to
pedestrians of all ages
There is an easy way for Island pedestrians to risk
their lives adventurously. All they have to do is put their
faith in the signs on Gulf Drive and elsewhere instructing
drivers to yield to pedestrians on pain of a $78 fine.
My experience is that not one in 50 or 100 drivers
pays the slightest attention to these signs.
I've stood roadside on Gulf Drive walking,
walking my bike, towing my carted kayak while
endless streams of cars whiz by, the drivers oblivious
to my presence.
I've even tried sticking my foot out into the street or
the wheel of my bike or the nose of my kayak. The only
result of this is dirty looks by drivers which seem to say,
"What, are you some kind of nut? Get out of my way!"
I suggest that there is a way to correct this blatant
disregard of the law. Let's have our fine Island police
force make some very visible arrests of motorists fail-
ing to stop for crossing pedestrians. And let's have a
news photographer from your newspaper recording the
arrests for publication in your newspaper.
It may be over dramatic to say so, but this could
perhaps save a child's life.
If the police like my idea, I'll be glad to stand on
the side of the street and serve as their decoy.
Richard Riley Conarroe, Holmes Beach

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THfSE WERE THE DAYS
Part 5, The Saga Of Anna Maria City
by June Alder


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Fishermen display the results of a day's outing in this 1920 photo taken on the
Anna Maria wharf.

MOTORCYCLIST VICTIM

OF ACCIDENT


Kenneth McLeod, connected with
the Ozone barber shop in Bradentown,
met with an accident Monday night
near the corner of Fairview and Mana-
tee avenues, when a Harley-Davidson
motorcycle he was riding turned over
upon him, the accident being caused by
the young man trying to avoid colliding
with a Ford car suddenly coming into
Manatee from Fairview.
McLeod is at the Larrabee hospital,
suffering from internal injuries and
bruises, and while in a serious condi-
tion throughout the night, being practi-
cally paralyzed for hours, the young
man was resting as well Tuesday as
could be expected.
It appears that shortly after 10
o'clock Monday night Rufus Peacock
met McLeod and asked to be taken out
on Manatee Avenue, where a car occu-
pied by his sisters had been stalled.
There being a sidecar on the motorcycle
McLeod was driving, Peacock asked to
get in, and they started down Manatee
Avenue, and at the corner mentioned a
Ford car suddenly turned into Manatee
Avenue. Mr. McLeod maneuvered and
avoided a collision, but it seems that
Peacock became frightened and jumped
from the sidecar, which caused the mo-
torcycle to become overbalanced, and it
made three complete somersaults, each
time falling upon McLeod.
Night Officers Bennett and Miller
were soon on the scene, and with assis-
tance of others extricated the unfortu-
nate man from his perilous position and
rushed him to the Larrabee hospital,
where Dr. Larrabee gave him immedi-
ate attention.
The Evening Herald, May 30, 1923

SWhen we celebrate the Two Hun-
dred Seventeenth Birthday of our nation
this year with rockets and parties and
parades, how about humming a bar or
two of Yankee Doodle in honor of Anna
Maria City.
It was on July 5, 1923, that the
Island's first municipality announced its
presence in the world. That's when the
three temporary commissioners-the


two Davises (Mayor Sam and Vice
Mayor Mitch, not related) and C. W.
Bonham (town clerk pro tem)-put
their heads together and enacted the
town's first laws.
Typical of the officials of frontier
settlements, their objective was "to bring
law and order" to their bailiwick. Don't
laugh. The Island was on the frontier of
Florida as far as smuggling was con-
cerned. Prohibition was in effect and rum
runners were active here. Schooners and
launches loaded with whiskey from Cuba
slipped in and out of Tampa Bay in the
dark of night. And illegal aliens (mostly
Chinese) were being landed on the shores
of Sarasota and Manatee counties from
time to time.
But the principal disturbers of the
peace in those days were-not despera-
does in black hats who rode into town
on lathered up horses with six-guns a-
shootin', but Roaring Twenties ren-
egades in helmets and goggles astride
smoke-belching, ear-splitting adult toys
called motorcycles. Ah, how they loved
to jounce over the Cortez road bridge,
cut over to the beach and speed north-
ward along the hard-packed sand up to
Pine Avenue, then shoot east towards
the bay on the concrete sidewalk and
onto the long wharf, leaping over bro-
ken or missing cross-rails and finally
coming to a stop within inches of the
end of the dock. It was called rough-
riding and it was considered a thrilling
sport, but not by tranquillity-loving
Anna Marians.
So the first ordinance to go on the
books created the office of town marshal,
the second dealt with rules and regulations
to keep the cyclists and tin lizzies in check
and the third set up a municipal court to
punish the miscreants.
The six other ordinances dealt with
occupational licenses, the design of a
town seal (more about that later), the
duties of the town clerk, qualifications
for elective office, the town's tax
year-July 1, 1923, to July 1, 1924-
and finally, the date for the election of
the permanent board of commissioners:
Tuesday, August 7.


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Thank you is not said enough
This is a letter to the Holmes Beach Police De-
partment and the Anna Maria Fire District.
I had a water pipe burst early in the morning of June
6 and the police and fire departments were called.
I want to thank police Officer Rob Velardi and
Capt. Richard ILosek and Fireman Brian Reed from
the Anna Maria Fire District.
Sometimes a thank you is not said enough, espe-
cially to our public servants. These men went beyond
the call of duty and I greatly appreciate their help.
Marijo Corkran, Holmes Beach
Homeowners would be losers
Open letter.to the Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion:
As owners living at Westbay Point and Moorings
we are very much opposed to the pending develop-.
ment of a baseball field and other athletic activities
now being considered by the Holmes Beach City
Commission.
Our reasons for opposition are as follows:
1. There is no need for this development in a resi-
dential area. It would be a great danger to the many
young children of this neighborhood who are some-
times observed in or near the street on Flotilla Drive.
2. There is no need for this development because of
the superb athletic accommodations and instructions
given at G.T. Bray Park, just a few miles from Holmes
Beach, where children are taken to and from their homes
on buses and supervised by experienced trainees.
3. Also available to local children, as well as oth-
ers, are activities and accommodations at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, already in place, and
right in Anna Maria.
4. Needless to point out, a large traffic problem
could develop, causing cars to be parked on private
property due to the excessive traffic coming in from
all areas, thus destroying our quality of life on Anna
Maria which we now so greatly value.
5. And last but not least, has there been any ac-
counting made as to the unpopular but inevitable costs
added to the tax increases which will be needed to pay
the $50,000 (or more) for this duplication of two ath-
letic sports parks already in operation?
No doubt some of the commission members who
have businesses on the Island would benefit but the
majority of homeowners who have enjoyed our many
years on Anna Maria Island would be the losers.
E. Ryan, Holmes Beach
Proceed with plans, please
My wife and I have been winter residents of Anna
Maria Island for many years and we follow events
pretty closely.
We have been very pleased to see the progressive
attitude of the Holmes Beach City Council, in coop-
eration with Manatee County authorities in approving
the improvement of the sports facilities on the Holmes
Beach City property.
I was disappointed however, to read in recent edi-
tions of The Islander Bystander that belated objec-
tions are being raised, including the suggestion that
Anna Maria Island is basically a retirement commu-
nity, implying, no doubt, that less emphasis be put on
the needs of youngsters and more on the needs and
wishes of seniors and retirees.
We agree wholeheartedly with the letter from
Rose Mary Patterson who pointed out that the kids are
here in greater and greater numbers (and, I would add,
if they are not playing sports, they might well find less
healthy pastimes).
May we also point out however, that it is a fallacy
in this day and age to assume that sports fields and fa-
cilities are solely for the enjoyment of the young.
In fact, Anna Maria Island would benefit from the
creation of a seniors' softball league, such as those
which are proliferating all over North America. This
would be an excellent use of the new ball field at a
time when the kids are in school.
We would welcome such an initiative and would
be pleased to cooperate in any way possible. At the
present time, I am secretary of a 60-plus (60 years of
age or over) league in Canada and we have active
players as old as 84 years of age!
We hope the plans for the sports fields and facili-
ties in Holmes Beach will go forward without delay
for the enjoyment of Islanders old and young.
John L. Manion, Ottawa, Canada


Islander Marc Micklewright atop Pyrenees

Island resident takes
Islander to the peak
This photo was taken in the Pyrenees during the
first week of June yes, that's snow on the peaks in
the background!
While hiking the mountains, we stopped to take in
the incredible view from the ridge that marks the bor-
der of France and Spain. Needless-to-say, there weren't
any border guards where we crossed.
I carried a copy of The Islander Bystander the en-
tire trip, looking for the perfect place to catch up on the
news from the paradise where I live while visiting a
paradise of another sort.
Upon returning, my first swim in the warm Gulf
waters was like returning to the womb. It's great liv-
ing in a place to which I look forward to going home.
Marc Micklewright, Holmes Beach


Make yourself
heard, again
"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 Parrish.
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
again.
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








City may hire a planner to aid


in A-1 density decision


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Commission Chairman Don Maloney's approach
to government solutions brought the relief of laughter
to the issue of density in the motel district last week.
Discussion on the subject, long ongoing and still at
an impasse has led to a suggestion of hiring a plan-
ner to which several commission members balked.
"If we are not going to get involved with having
professional help with something that we haven't been
able to solve over the years, then I suggest we have the
commission draft an ordinance that forbids anyone
from ever bringing it up again."
The room erupted in laughter.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff recommended
Holmes Beach Commissioners' resolve their impasse
on the A-1 density issue by hiring a planner.
In March the commission instructed Petruff to pro-
vide alternatives for addressing the current limitations
on density in the A-1 district. She reviewed codes in six
other municipalities and said there are two options -
using a maximum-land-coverage requirement or a
floor-area ratio requirement.
"The revisions which are under discussion have the
potential to have a lasting impact on the community,"
she stressed. "I recommend the city consider retaining
a planner to assist in this process. Choosing the best
method of regulating these types of uses is a planning
function, not a legal function."
Maloney said the mayor should investigate plan-
ning firms and costs.


"It's good idea, because there's too many special
interests involved, even people on the commission,"
Commissioner Carol Whitmore said. "We're not trying
to increase density. We're trying to keep the tourists in
the motels and out of residential neighborhoods."
"I don't wish to waste another dollar of Homes
Beach money on this subject," Commissioner Luke
Courtney objected,
"The only reason he doesn't want to do this is
because he has a motel that's not in the A-1 district
and this is competition for him," Whitmore replied.
"I can understand that but he has to be fair to every-
body and have a professional look at it."
Courtney is owner of Haley's Motel and Resort
Complex and numerous rental properties in the city.
Commissioner Ron Robinson said he was elected
to make decisions like this and doesn't need a plan-
ner to tell him what to do.
"You asked me to come up with ideas but you
need to tell me how to draft an ordinance," Petruff
pointed out. "I can't just draft it and say this is the
way to do it. A professional planner can assist you
with the pros and cons of the options."
With the commission divided, Mayor Bob
VanWagoner said he will be seeking the
commission's permission to advertise for a permanent
consulting and engineering firm.
"Many of these firms have a planner aboard and
we could use his services," he said. "There are other
consulting firms that specialize in planning, so that's
another possibility."


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The long-awaited draft ordinance that will make con-
tiguous lots buildable is on its way to the Holmes Beach
Planning Commission for review.
The ordinance will allow an owner of contiguous non-
conforming legal lots of record to split those lots and sell
them. Only single family homes can be built on the lots.
The ordinance will also allow the owners of a home
built on two or more contiguous non-conforming lots of
record to demolish that home and rebuild a single family
home on each lot.
The issue cameto the commission's attention last year
when the owner of two contiguous lots wanted to sell one
lot. Building Official Joe Duennes said according to the
1989 comprehensive plan and city code, if one person
owns two contiguous lots, the lots must be combined. In
the plan a single-family lot must be 7,510 square feet as
opposed to the pre-1989 requirement of 5,000 square feet.
Because of the owner's plight, the commission be-
came aware of numerous other property owners in the
same predicament, some involving up to seven contigu-
ous lots, and agreed to look at the problem. City Attorney
Patricia Petruff drafted the ordinance according to the
commission's instructions.
However, at last week's commission meeting Petruff
said she has concerns about the ordinance.
"It's a policy issue for you to determine what your
vision of your community is and how it will be developed.
I believe the language in the current code that says that two
non-conforming buildable lots should not be severed is
legally acceptable. I caution you, once you do this, you
cannot undo it"
She was also concerned that owners of contiguous
lots will be able to split them into 5,000-square-foot lots,
yet someone who buys several older homes and demol-
ishes them to make a development tract must have 7,510-
square-foot lots.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner also objected to the pro-
posed ordinance.
'If you pass this on to the planning commission with-
out revisions, it could loosen the density restrictions in this
city and open a Pandora's Box," the mayor said. "Just
because we have a problem with one case does not mean
we rewrite the whole Bible."
Commissioner Ron Robinson said if an owner bought
contiguous lots that were considered buildable at the time
of purchase he should be allowed to build on each, but has


a problem when it comes to tearing down houses.
"If we let people buy two lots with a house built on
them, tear the house' down and separate the lots, to me
that's re-subdividing." Robinson said. "If you combined
two lots and built one house on them, that's one lot."
Commissioner Luke Courtney said the market will
dictate what can be built on the lots.
"If you have a 5,000-square-foot lot and you want
to build a two-story structure on it, with the setbacks it
can only be 20 feet wide," he said. "You would probably
buy two lots and combine them and build a house."
Duennes said considering setbacks and the 30 per-
cent lot-coverage rule, on a 5,000-square-foot lot a one-
story house could be 1,500 square feet and a two-story
house could be 1,200 square feet.
One contiguous lot owner protested a stipulation
that these lots will not be eligible for variances."The
commission is giving you something you didn't have last
year, now you want more," Robinson replied.
Petruff said it was in the previous drafts and the
commission did not direct her to remove it. She said
there will be a public hearing after the planing commis-
sion reviews the ordinance and changes can be made.

Anna Maria recycles
Curbside recycling begins in Anna Maria
City on Monday, July 7. Blue curbside recycle
bins have been recycled during the past week.
Every Monday will be recycling pickup day
in the city. It's easy and simple to follow the flyer
which should have accompanied the blue bin
from Waste Management.
Put plastic bottles, glass, aluminum and tin cans
(food and beverage only) in your bin. Discard bottle
tops and step on plastic bottles to crush if possible.
Rinse out bottles and jars to keep your bin clean.
Newspapers should be placed in a brown paper bag
or bundle and set on top of the bin.
Set your bin at the curb on Monday morning.
In case of hard rain, consider saving your papers
until the next collection day.
You'll be a great recycler if you follow these
simple guidelines. Chances are you'll have a few
questions when you start. Just give Waste Man-
agement a call at 753-7591.
The large recycle bins currently located at the
Historical Park will remain in use until Aug 1.


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HOLMES BEACH FIELD OF DREAMS


Commission makes changes to ball field agreement


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The county can play ball but not too often or too
long, Holmes Beach Commissioners said last week.
Responding to complaints, commissioners assured
residents that there would be open time for Islanders to
use the ball field behind city hall.
The field is being refurbished by Manatee County
at a cost of $50,000 according to a signed interlocal
agreement with the city. The agreement contains details
on the construction, maintenance and use of the field.
Commissioners also seek to change the length of
the agreement with the county from 30 to 10 years.
An agreement was signed between the city and
county but the city asked the county for time to make
revisions. The new terms must be approved by the
Manatee County Commission.
Commissioner Luke Courtney said the field will be
multi-purpose and can be used by Little League, Babe
Ruth, softball and other players but it will not be a tour-
nament-quality field.


Scheduling will be done by the Anna Maria Island
Community Center and if the county is using the field
too much, the city can buy out the agreement, he said.
"Will it be open to the public fer pick-up games?"
resident Hugh Holmes Jr. asked. "Do they have to
check with the county or city? I'm worried about the
citizens of the Island being able to use it."
Mayor Bob VanWagoner said the city will control
the field's use and open time will be guaranteed "so
fathers and kids can go out there. If we close it to that
we've lost the spirit of it."
"There are three big league fields in the county and
this will be the fourth," resident Alan Bouziane said.
"There are a lot of teams looking at a field for practice.
I'm worried about the intensity of use of this field for
12 months of the year."
Bouziane said he is also concerned that the contract
will run for 30 years and that the city will maintain the
field all year but Island leagues will only be using it for
three months.
"That's why we can buy it out," Chairman Don


Maloney said. "We don't know what will happen un-
til we do this."
Bouziane said another commission may not want
to spend the money to buy it out.
"Why does the city have to be held hostage for 30
years for $50,000?" resident Hugh Holmes Sr. asked.
"Twenty-five years from now the city may determine
there's a much more valuable use for that property and
we'll have to pay $50,000 to buy it back."
Holmes suggested the county depreciate the agree-
ment at $10,000 per year, so the city owes nothing at
the end of five years.
"Thirty years is the county's standard for this type
of contract but it doesn't seem to have any correlation
to what they're spending," Petruff explained. "You can
change the number of years. Thirty years is a long time
for $50,000."
After commissioners agreed to change it to 10
years VanWagoner noted, "If we're going to go back
and start negotiations like that, it won't fly very far. We
either bite the bullet now or build our own field."


... and limitations to field being sought


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach commissioners last week asked
City Attorney Patricia Petruff to draft an ordinance to
limit use of the field behind city hall.
The field is the site of numerous arts and crafts
festivals, Privateers' flea markets, a circus sponsored
by the Anna Maria Island Community Center and other
community events.
Last month Mayor Bob VanWagoner asked the
commission to consider limiting use of the field due to
concerns over traffic and congestion. Commissioner
Ron Robinson suggested it be limited to groups spon-
sored by local non-profit agencies.


Commissioner Luke Courtney drafted a paragraph
to be added to the city's code on temporary use permits.
It reads:
"Events requiring a temporary-use permit that will
be held on city property located at the city hall complex
must directly benefit the citizens of Holmes Beach.
These events will be limited to activities sponsored by
a local non-profit organization."
The paragraph also contained a stipulation that a
statement of the estimated total revenue for the event
as well as the estimated revenue to be received by the
sponsor, must accompany the permit application.
Chairman Don Maloney said commissioners re-
ceived letters from both the Anna Maria Island Art-


ists Guild and the Art League of Anna Maria Island
on the issue.
The guild's directors said they support limiting use
as suggested by Robinson. They said the arts and crafts
fairs sponsored by out-of-towners will ruin the annual
fundraising festivals sponsored by the Island groups.
"Local art groups have been raising money this
way for nine years and the money goes back into the
community .... Out-of-town show promoters contrib-
ute nothing to the communities into which they come,"
the letter said. "They are in business to make a profit
for themselves."
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FIELD, FROM PAGE 10
Commissioner Carol Whitmore asked about off-
Island groups such as the AIDS Council of Manatee
and Courtney said he meant Manatee County groups,
not Island groups.
Petruff said she also had difficulty with Courtney's
wording.
"Arguably local would mean the city of Holmes
Beach," she said. "We discussed it in our office and
leaned towards limiting it to not-for-profit corporations
licensed to do business in the state of Florida or those
which qualify as a 501-C3 charitable, educational
and religious are the categories."
Petruff said another problem is there are no per-
centages on the revenue. For example the estimated
revenues could be $30,000 and the promoter could
keep $25,000 and give $5,000 to the sponsor.
She said it would also be difficult to show that
events would directly benefit the citizens of Holmes
Beach. For example, the annual circus which benefits


the Center would indirectly benefit the city with people
staying in hotels, eating in the restaurants and buying
gifts.
"You can set whatever rules you deem appropriate
for the use of your field, but they need to be even-
handed and consistent," she said.
Petruff said the donation could be a percentage of
the gross revenue with a minimum amount or it could
be tied to the size of the event.
The League's letter quoted from the original deed
for the land which reads, "Provided, however, that in
the event party of the second part (the city) should fail
to use said property solely for municipal purposes in-
cluding municipal park, recreational or airport pur-
poses, then and in the event, the title of the above de-
scribed land shall automatically revert to the parties of
the first part (the grantors), their heirs and assigns."
The League's directors said the term municipal
purposes is "too ambiguous and open to broad interpre-
tation." They suggested the city and the grantors jointly
arrive at a definition of the term.


Park owner

goes to court

over oil spill
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Saying "they left me no choice," Butch Howey has
brought suit against the company he blames for
befouling his Cortez Trailer Park and ruining its pend-
ing sale.
Harry (Butch) Howey Jr. filed suit last week in
Manatee County Circuit Court against Ardaman &
Associates Environmental Services of Sarasota, seek-
ing "in excess of $50,000."
Howey and the park's homeowners' association in
March 1996 had agreed on a price of $2,075,000 for the
park, and the association hired Ardaman to do the en-
vironmental testing.
"That's when the wheels came off the wagon,"
Howey said, for an Ardaman crew hand-boring for soil
samples punctured an underground line at the waterfront
end of the property. Howey said 750 gallons of diesel fuel
soaked from an abandoned facility into the sand before it
was noticed on the surface on March 12, 1996.
Ardaman called an emergency response team and
dozens of cubic yards of soil were dug up and hauled
.to an incinerator.
"Ardaman did part of the cleanup and then packed
up and left," Howey said. "They left me with the mess,
so I had to hire my own consultant as the state requires,
get the site cleaned up and get straight with the state.
"The paperwork has been phenomenal. I've been
going to school on this stuff for the last year."
Ardaman has never responded to him except to
refuse to accept responsibility, he said, which he be-
lieves left him no choice but to go to court.
His costs have been well past $50,000, he said, and
"there are all kinds of other issues. There can't be a sale
until this is through court, and there is a stigma now,
the property is stained."
The homeowners association "may play a part," he
noted, and insurance companies are involved.


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-_t/, 1, Legislation aids state's fire districts


Fire Chief Andy Price announced the passage of
the Uniform Fire District Bill at last week's fire com-
mission meeting.
The bill, which proponents have tried to pass for
nine years, gives all the state's fire districts the same
powers, duties and responsibilities, Price said.
"A lot of things that were gray areas are now de-
fined and we're all playing by the same rules," Price
explained. "It gives us local control."
The bill spells out the process of electing fire com-
missioners, the duties and powers of the boards and the
procedure for filling a board vacancy.
It gives boards the powers to levy ad valorem taxes
and/or assessments, charge user and impact fees, borrow
money and issue bonds, establish and maintain medical
and rescue services and merge with other districts.


Anna Maria Island Trolley Summer 1997


The ultimate designated driver the trolley offers a sunset and
progressive dinner package. The charter includes four hours of fun, to/
from the following locations ... Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Ato's, Rod &
Reel Pier and Rotten Ralph's in Anna Maria; Shells in Holmes Beach;
Bridge St. Pier & Cafe in Bradenton Beach; Moore's Stone Crab on
Longboat Key and Radisson Cafe Lido & Tiki Bar on Lido Key. $250,
plus driver gratuity. Bring your own refreshments and coolers!


It also requires each fire district ?o adopt a five-year
plan, similar to a city's comprehensive plan, that will
identify the district's facilities, equipment, personnel
and revenue needed during that five-year period.

CPR classes offered
by fire district
The Anna Maria Fire District will offer
classes in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscita-
tion) the second and fourth Wednesdays of
each month from 6 to 10 p.m. Participants
will received their CPR certification follow-
ing one four-hour session.
Classes will be held at Station 1, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The fee is $10
and participants must register in advance by
calling the administrative office at 778-6621.


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Chapel Players to hold
open auditions for
children's show
Parts are available for children, teens and adults to
participate in "The Jungal Book" by Edward Mast,
presented by the Chapel Players of Roser Memorial
Community Church.
The two act play allows people to become jungle
animals and learn how they get along.
Cast members will make their animal costumes
with clothes and materials provided. The cast calls for
10 children and five adult/teen performers. Children's
roles can be double cast for all youth to participate.
Auditions will be held on Monday, July 7, at 7 p.m.
at the chapel of Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Jim Lewis is director.
Rehearsals will begin immediately following audi-
tions and eight performances are scheduled for Aug.
14, 15, 16 and 17 and Aug. 21, 22, 23 and 24.
For additional information, call Jim Lewis at 745-
3585 or Joy Courtney at 778-5405.

Calling all kids!
Enter Snooty's
Birthday Card Contest
The South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium
and Parker Manatee Aquarium invite children, pre-
school through sixth grade, to enter Snooty's Birthday
Card Contest.
The deadline for entry is Monday, July 14, at 5
p.m. All Birthday Card Contest entries must include
name, address, telephone, age and 1996-97 school
grade. Entries may be mailed or delivered to the South
Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium and Parker
Manatee Aquarium at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, FL
34205. Late entries and entries without proper identi-
fication will not be judged.
Cards will be judged primarily on originality.
Judges note that Snooty always enjoys each one! First,
second and third place ribbons and prizes will be
awarded on Saturday, July 19, at Snooty's Birthday
Party. All cards will be displayed at the party.
For further information, call 746-4131.


Floral art to be on display
at Island Branch Library
Island Branch Library will host an exhibit of Is-
lander Rosemary Fleck's floral art through July.
Fleck and husband Todd own the shop Essence
of Time, located on Holmes Boulevard in Holmes
Beach, and use shells, flowers, driftwood, bottles
and sea grass to create decorative arrangements and
eclectic objects of art.
Items on display are offered for sale at the library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Hours are: Mon-
day and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For additional information, call the library at
778-6341.

Rebecca's Bistro to honor
Christmas in July
Raul and Susan Mendonca will honor the spirit of
Christmas with a display of miniature pieces of
Dickens' Village in the dining room of Rebecca's Bis-
tro in Bradenton Beach beginning Tuesday, July 1,
through July 31.
The display encompasses a 12-year collection of
more than 100 original pieces, complete with fallen
snow.
Swing on down to Players
for 'The All Night Strut'
"The All Night Strut," conceived and originally
directed and choreographed by Fran Charnas, opens at
the Players of Sarasota on Thursday, July 3, at 7:30
p.m. and runs through Saturday, July 12.
"The All Night Strut" is musical Americana, fus-
ing the sounds of blues, swing, jazz, gospel and pop
into a melodious slice of yesteryear. Since it first
opened Off-Broadway in 1979, the show has been cap-
tivating audiences with all the time classic melodies of
the legendary composer and lyricists of the 1930s and
'40s.
All seats are reserved. For reservations, show times
and information call or visit the Players' box office,
365-2494, Ninth Street and U.S. 41, Sarasota.


Island turtles captured on film
Island photographer Karly Carlson will display her
series of photographs of loggerhead turtles nesting
on Anna Maria Island in an exhibit entitled "Turtle
Watch" at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. The
exhibit will run through July 31. Gallery hours are
Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more
information, call 778-6694. Islander Photo: Cour-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 20, burglary, 100 Bay Blvd., Anna Maria
City Pier. The victim reported a person unknown en-
tered the bait shop through a window and removed beer
and wine coolers. The items were recovered in a trash
can nearby.
June 22, information, 300 block of Iris. The
deputy responded to assist EMS and said the victim had
a cut on the back of his head that required stitches. The
deputy said the victim would not tell him how he re-
ceived the cut and termed the situation suspicious.

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June 20, theft, Coquina Beach. The victims re-
ported a person unknown removed two wallets valued
at $20 each, a driver's license and other identification,
$700 in cash, credit cards and shorts valued at $15.
June 21, reckless driving, DWLS, fleeing to
elude, 100 block of Gulf Drive North. The officer ob-
served,the subject driving in a reckless manner and
attempted to stop him. The subject accelerated to 120
mph and maneuvered through traffic in an unsafe man-
ner, said the report. When the driver pulled over, the
officer checked the license and found three pages of
suspensions. The subject was placed in custody.
June 24, criminal mischief, 2201 Gulf Drive,
Sunset Beach Resort. The complainant reported a per-
son unknown damaged a neon sign in front of the busi-
ness. Damages were $200.
June 25, grand theft, Coquina Beach. The victim
reported a person unknown removed a backpack val-
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June 20, suspicious, 500 block of 68th Street. The
complainant reported water running out of the garage
and the officer found a utility sink had fallen off the
wall. He turned the water off.
June 20, 5424 Marina Drive, Jessie's Island Store.
The complainant reported his nine-year-old son bought
several vials of ginseng that had a warning to keep out
of the reach of children. The officer contacted a clerk
and suggested the product not be sold to children.
June 20, battery, obstruction, resisting without
violence, 3610 East Bay Drive, The victim reported the
suspect attacked him in the parking lot. When the of-
ficer arrived, the bouncer was trying to eject the sus-
pect. The officer said the suspect appeared intoxicated
and refused to leave or respondto questioning and was
using profanity. He was placed in custody.
June 21, DWLS, 5400 block of Marina Drive.
The officer observed the subject driving without tail
lights and stopped him. A check showed his license
was suspended. He was given a warning and a sum-
mons.
June 21, theft, 5325 Marina Drive, former
Backbay Steakhouse. The victim said the suspect came
to his residence and said he had the victim's filing cabi-
net valued at $2,500. According to the victim, the sus-
pect said the suspect owed him $500 and must pay it
to get his filing cabinet returned.
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left with the filing cabinet. The officer located the sus-
pect and told him he was placing himself in a serious
situation if he didn't return the filing cabinet. He re-
turned it.
June 21, lost property, 200 block of North Har-
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driver's license and credit cards.
June 22, battery, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry Dock.
The victim said she was at the bar with her husband and
a friend and they had an altercation with a subject who
pushed her, struck her in the face and struck her friend.
The subject was not found.
June 23, 5308 Marina Drive, Irene's Fashions.
The complainant reported a window was broken but
nothing was missing from the store. Damages were
$200.
June 23, burglary, 2900 block of Avenue C. The
victims reported they returned home and found a per-
son unknown had forced a door open and removed two
television sets and a VCR valued at $460, watches and
jewelry valued at $1,900, collector coins and bills val-
ued at $330, an antique sewing machine and opera
glasses valued at $1,350 and a purse and checkbook.
Later a subject found the checkbook on the Cortez
Bridge and turned it in to police.
June 23, animal, 6001 Marina Drive, fire station.
A reddish brown, mixed-breed-dog wandered into the
fire station. The dog, wearing a flea collar and a black
collar with no tags, was taken to the police station park-
ing lot. Animal control later removed the dog.
June 23, theft, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
victim said she left her purse on the bar and went to the
restroom. When she returned, the purse was missing.
The purse, valued at $20, was later found in a mailbox
in Bradenton Beach. Missing were $150 in cash, a ring
valued at $750 and prescription drugs valued at $20.
June 24, suspicious vehicle, 500 block of
Crestwood. The complainant reported a vehicle with its
lights off was parked at the end of the street. The of-
ficer found the driver asleep in the vehicle and told her
she could sleep there. She left the area.
June 24, suspicious, 3100 block of Gulf Drive.

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Community Center
Summer Camp 1997 is in full swing at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Camp directors
invite members of the community to provide opportu-
nities for children with financial donations ear-
marked for summer camp scholarships. Camp staff
includes five counselors who hold degrees in educa-
tion, making Camp '97 "the most enriching and
culturally stimulating environment we have ever
provided," according to Center Executive Director
Pierrette Kelly. Camper Brooke Tanner grins while
working on a scientific art project. For donation
information call Diane Robinson at the Center, 778-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E JULY 2, 1997 0 PAGE 17A IlU

Pelican Man

helps

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lucky ones
Recently Dr. Michael Mossler, avian veterinar-
ian, was attending to injured wildlife at the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary Hospital when Ernie
Simmons, sanctuary manager, appeared with ajuve-
nile pelican tucked under his arm like a football.
Simmons had been lunching at a local restaurant
when a fisherman appeared and asked if someone
could help him with a young pelican that was strug-
gling with a lure and hook in the water. Simmons
hopped in the boat and helped to retrieve the bird.
Dr. Mossler removed the hook and lure, and
with his "feathered football" tucked under his
arm, Simmons returned to the water where the
bird was soon airborne.
Repairing beak damage
Ernie Simmons, Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary
.3 manager, left, with Jeanne Murphy, hospital
volunteer, and Dr. Michael Mossler work to
remove a hook and lure from a pelican. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of the Pelican Man's Bird
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 16
The officer on patrol observed a large pile of palm
branches blocking the road. He stopped to move the
branches and a subject arrived and said they fell off his
truck. The subject removed the branches.
June 25, lost property a cellular phone, 6800
block of Holmes Boulevard.
June 25, assist fire department, 500 block of 65th
Street. The housekeeper reported smelling smoke and
the officer found that the owners had left something
cooking and left the house. The fire was extinguished.


June 26, bad check- $135.86, 3902 Gulf Drive,
West Coast Surf Shop.
June 26, DWLS, leaving the scene of an accident
with property damage. The officer located the subject
who left the scene of a traffic accident and a check
showed his license was suspended. He was issued a
summons and a citation.
June 26, DWLS, 3400 Block of East Bay Drive.
The officer clocked the driver traveling 48 mph in a 35
mph zone. A check showed the driver's license was
suspended. He was issued a summons, a citation and a
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Helen Sullivan
'Sally' Alliason
Helen Sullivan "Sally" Alliason, 86, a
Holmes Beach resident since 1979, died June 28
in PersonaCare of Bradenton.
Born June 14, 1911, in Bad Axe, Mich., she
graduated from the University of Michigan and
taught English at Saranac Lake, N.Y., retiring in
1979. She was a member of the St. Luke the Di-
vine Physician at Saranac Lake and of the Church
of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach.
Survivors include a sister, Ruth Sullivan Alden
of Bartlesville, Okla., five nieces and one nephew.
Memorial services will be at the Holmes
Beach church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, and
at the Saranac Lake church at 11 a.m. Saturday,
July 5. Burial will be in the North Elbe Cemetery,
Lake Placid, N.Y.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel,
is in charge of arrangements.

Frank H. Davis Sr.
Frank H. Davis Sr., 87, of Holmes Beach,
died June 26 at home.
Bor in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada,
Mr. Davis came to Manatee County from
Brockport, N.Y., in 1978. He was a retired main-
tenance man from Brockport State Teachers Col-
lege in Brockport, N.Y. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his daughter, Betty
Spangler of Sarasota; a son, Frank H. Jr. of
Holmes Beach; six grandchildren; and eight
great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held. Me-
morials may be made to Hospice of Bradenton c/
o Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge
of the arrangements.


Wayne Eugene 'Jeep' Friedt
Wayne Eugene "Jeep" Friedt, 76, of Bradenton
Beach died June 26 at home.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday,
July 7, at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101
Cortez Road, with the Rev. Bill Hull officiating.
Bor in Lorraine, Ohio, Mr. Friedt came to Mana-
tee County from Lakeland in 1980. He worked for Life
Insurance Company of Georgia in Lakeland for 32
years. He was a member of Kirkwood Presbyterian
Church, the American Legion, Elks and Island Moose
Club. He served in the Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Margaret Hooks;
two daughters, Sandra Woodard of Winter Haven and
Linda Ferguson of Lakeland; two sons, the Rev. Wayne
Jr. and Tom, both of Lakeland; and seven grandchil-
dren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In
lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota, Fla. 34238. National Cremation Society was
in charge of the arrangements.

Harriet Ann Schreur
Harriet Ann Schreur, 83, of Holmes Beach, died
June 25 in Columbia Blake Medical Center. .
Bom in Kalkeska, Mich., Mrs. Schreur came to
Manatee County from there 27 years ago. She was the
former owner of Jewelry by Schreur on St. Armands
Key. She was a member of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church. She was a member of O.E.S. Chapter in
Kalkeska, Mich.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Reidsma
of Bradenton Beach; two sons, Fred of Indian Rocks
Beach and Lon of Denver; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on
Monday, July 7, at Roser Memorial Community
Church. Toale Brothers Funeral Home is in charge
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The bride is a daughter of Fred and Mary King of
Anna Maria and Jack Wheeler of Vero Beach. He is the
son of Jim and Marilyn Watson of Bradenton.
Maid of honor was Rochelle Jones, cousin of the
bride, of Charleston, W.Va. Bridesmaids were Tammy
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JULY 2, 1997 M PAGE 19A j

Exotic jerky fare more than fair

for this Island entrepreneur


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Are you hungry for elk or wild boar or alligator but
can't get around to hunting? Has David Struber got a
deal for you.
He has finished test-marketing all of the above and
more exotic fare on Anna Maria Island, and is moving
into distribution at a pace that he says he finds a little
bit frightening.
The Holmes Beach man has the Buffalo Bob's
Specialty Products Inc. franchise in hand, and it is lead-
ing him far from Anna Maria.
This is a firm that makes jerky. All kinds of jerky
except the pedestrian kinds, such as beef and turkey
and so on. Buffalo Bob's products include jerky and
"sticks" of buffalo, ostrich, alligator, kangaroo, veni-
son, wild boar and elk. In the pipeline are alligator and
boar hot dogs, elk sausage, salmon and trout jerky.
Struber is quick to point out that all the creatures
contributing to this fare are raised on farms just like
cattle and chickens, none of them from the wilds.
The products are prepared by grinding the meat,
seasoning it and forming it into strips that are dried in
the case of jerky and, smoked like sausages in the case
of the sticks. They come vacuum-sealed in plastic, one
to a package.
The biggest consumer around here is Struber him-
self. He will strip away the wrapper and scarf down a
whole stick in a gulp or two. A strip of jerky doesn't
have a chance around him.
"I eat them all the time, everywhere," he says. "My
wife goes nuts, there are wrappers all over the car.
Great snacks, nutritious, low sodium, low fat, real
health food. The competition, you can melt on your
car's dash."
His enthusiasm is partly relief, for he looked far
and wide for products to handle before he settled on
Buffalo Bob's.
He is a nutritionist and a chef, graduate of the Cu-
linary Institute of America, which he terms "the


David Struber is all eyes over his exotic jerky. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


Harvard of culinary schools," and had a resort restau-
rant at Hamilton Lake, Ind. It was there that he found
jerky, for "Indiana must be jerky heaven, it's just ev-
erywhere."
He and his wife Sandy sold the restaurant in Au-
gust 1996, promising themselves no more northern
winters. Their families had been coming to Anna Maria
for decades, he says, so their warm destination was
easy. "And boy, is it great."


He figured jerky and "sticks" would go great with
boaters, fishers, campers, spelunkers sports people
of all kinds and became the southeast wholesaler,
factory representative, whatever.
"I was right. It's taken off like a rocket. I can hardly
find enough distributors for new areas."
He's happy with his whirlwind, but it's sort of like
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Get crackin'
It'll be a sad day in Mudville Anna Maria City
- for those who have "quietly" enjoyed the non-pub-
licized fireworks on many a Fourth of July night at the
beach at the Sandbar restaurant.
Well, it would be sad if last year's weather hadn't
wreaked disaster on the festivities. It would be sad if
the event hadn't grown to attract a larger crowd than
the city could accommodate. The dismay of some will
be the relief of others, to be sure.
And residents of Anna Maria will be forced out of
their homes to see a fireworks display.
There will be a July 3 fireworks display at the
Beachhouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach. Set to
begin at 10 p.m., it is designed again this year by Jim
Taylor, aka Taylor-Made Pyrotechnical Entertainment
and Taylor-Made Marine Construction.
Last year Taylor's barge went awash in rough surf
and ended up on the beach some sky rockets salvaged
and some scattered. We'll hope for kinder winds this year.
Sponsors of the fireworks event include the
Beachhouse, Bradenton Beach Business Owners Associa-
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vicinity as well as throughout Bradenton Beach -
so an early arrival is suggested. Reservations on the
deck will be at a premium, you can bet, if there are any
left when you read this.
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the beach, north and south of the restaurant just about
anywhere. If you're a member of the Moose Lodge in
Bradenton Beach, $5 will get you a barbecue dinner
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Like a cruise up the river to enjoy the large fireworks
show in Palmetto on the Seafood Shack's "Showboat"
or on the "Miss Cortez VI." Both dock in Cortez and
reservations are suggested.
Also in Palmetto, there's a grand opening for the
new restaurant on the pier at Regatta Pointe Marina,
Manatee Landing, over the weekend of the Fourth.
Entertainment for the weekend all three days -
runs noon to midnight and includes Irish folk music,
blues, jazz, cabaret entertainers and an Elvis imperson-
ator. Whew. That's a lotta entertainment.
Landing is owned by Michael Hennelly and he's
got a good start in the business as owner of the success-
ful Sullivan's Irish Pub & Grill in Sarasota. His menu
for the weekend is appropriately filled with seafood
specialties. You can also look forward to a spectacular
view from the end of the pier up and down the Mana-
tee River and across the skyline of Bradenton.
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With all that said, I'm on a quest for great barbe-
cue. The hotter and spicier the better.
Last year's visit to a barbecue festival in downtown
St. Petersburg is starting to haunt my tastebuds. There
we sampled several varieties but we stood in line first
for ribs from a Virginia rib-maker that had what should
be known as "the hottest barbecue sauce in the world."
It absolutely, positively burned the taste buds off
your tongue. You even had to sign a release for the
hottest variety and wee hose two steps down the scale.
Cold sodas and ice couldn't putirut the fire.
We resorted to a milder variety of saucn on ribs at
another booth and finally got relief. A few more tries
at the other booths and we returned to Virginia for more
punishment. It was that good. Not just hot real good.
Ribs are good at D.Coy Ducks but you gotta catch
them on special. The barbecue chicken's good at Key
West Willy's. Cafe on the Beach has .~al outdoor-
grilled ribs and chicken on the ,frdlinner weekends,
Saturday and Sunday, at the Manatee. Public Beach.
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The Privateers will be serving up their home-
cooked barbecued chicken and all the trimmings -
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center on Friday,
the Fourth of July.
Look for me there and my trusty bottle of hot
sauce. I'll have enough to go around.
The Privateers' traditional Fourth of July party is
akin to an Island reunion and the best follow-up for an
old-fashioned parade you could imagine.
Join the parade and the party. It's free. The $5
dinner and a cash bar are all you'll pay for and the Pri-
vateers return their earnings to the community and to
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
What more could you ask for? Rubber biscuits?

Cookie power
We won't name names but one local fish monger
is richer this week thanks to a fortune cookie from
Golden Star restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
The after-dinner treats include fortunes and lottery
numbers these days and we heard one lucky diner
played the numbers on Fantasy Five and won! Wonton
soup anyone?

And speaking of winners ...
Folks at Jessie's Island Store raised $700 for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center with their $1 hot
dog sale and gas raffle during their first anniversary
celebration on June 21.
Boarshead, Pepsi and McCarley Oil contributed all
the food and gas. Center volunteers worked the booth
and the event was a great success.
Now, if they sold their "famous" chicken salad in hot
dog buns for $1 at the two-year anniversary party, they
could double their sales to The Islander Bystander!

Jack-knifed again
A new game of-Holmes Beach mumblety-peg is be-
ing devi-edndark back rooms as I write this. I understand
tOigame "pieces" will include soccer balls, baseballs,
Ssoftballs and little plastic barn animals.
SThe game will be called VonNewcomers and only
experienced Islanders will be allowed to play.


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
An Anna Maria Island 14-year-old has won a
space scholarship to start his high school career and
his lifework in style.
Justin Black, Bradenton Beach youth who will
be a freshman at Manatee High School this fall, will
spend Aug. 24 to 29 at the space center in Hunts-
ville, Ala.
He is one of two Florida youngsters to win a
scholarship in the program.
The scholarship is based in the Civil Air Patrol,
U.S. Air Force auxiliary. He has been a member of
the Bradenton unit since age 12, a year earlier than
is customary for cadets. He has participated in sev-
eral ground searches for downed aircraft, said his
mother, Tina Black.
She said candidates for the space scholarship
were judged on grades, activities in and out of
school, and a paper each had to write. He will have
to write another when he comes back from Hunts-
ville, detailing his experiences there. Sure to be
high among them is the daily three-mile run, which
she said doesn't really enthuse him.
"His main thing is computers," his mother said.
"He wants to be an electronics engineer, but he's
very interested in physics, too."
He is working hard for a college scholarship
four years down the road, she said. His grade-point
average at Sugg Middle School has been 3.9, one-
tenth of a point off perfect, and he was on the honor
roll every quarter at Sugg. He is a member of the
National Junior Honor Society.
Among many other honors and awards are the
American Legion Service Award, Presidential Edu-
cation Award, CAP Cadet Award, Sugg Notable
Award, and on down a long list.
This summer heis in school and working, earn-
ing high school credit and money for 14-year-old


Justin Black.
stuff and to help Mom. He cuts grass, cleans win-
dows and so on at the condo complex where his
maternal grandparents live; they are Pat and
Gailene Morton of Anna Maria City.
"He is building a foundation for a scholarship,"
said Mom. "He just has to have one if he's going to
college."
.She is a single parent who is an aide at Sugg,
and she would like to avoid a student loan for her
son "I'm still paying for mine from five years
ago."
A problem is that Florida doesn't have a full
scholarship program for students like Justin, she
said. Georgia, on the other hand, has 100 percent
scholarships for Georgia Tech, where he would
like to go. But it is open to Georgia residents only,
and the Blacks would rather not move.
Meanwhile, he works and studies and waits for
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Anna Maria Island's seven-mile
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The Privateers have 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.
Friday the Fourth at Coquina Beach, run
through Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach and Anna Maria to the City Pier.
The picnic will begin at parade's
end at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, with food served from
noon until 4 p.m. and the celebration
continuing until 6.
The complete parade route is from
Coquina Beach up Gulf Drive, Marina
Drive, Palm Avenue, back to Gulf
Drive and down Pine Avenue to dis-
band at the pier.
Participating will be the Privateers'
boat float, cars, trucks, bikes anything


Some of the action from last year's parade.


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 Motor-
cycle Club, at least 20 big machines
decorated to the skies.


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 at the picnic or in advance
from individual Privateers.
During the festivities, the organization
will announce winners of scholarships to
Manatee Community College and to uni-
versities of choice to Island students.
Entertainment by area musicians
will begin with Larry Rich of Eddie B's
piano bar and Privateer vocalist Norm
McKelvey offering patriotic songs and
opening ceremonies. Other entertain-
ment will include Reid Frost, Jay
Crawford, Rockin'. Rob Roberts,
Hickory Wind country and bluegrass
group and Patty B and The Boys.
More than 1,000 people are ex-
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Special caI
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The flag represents everything good that Ameri-
cans celebrate on this greatest of national holidays, In-
dependence Day. As such, it deserves special care, and
the rules are clear.
Its history is less clear. Congress adopted the first
national flag June 14, 1777, resolving: "That the flag
of the 13 united States be 13 stripes alternate red and
white, that the union be 13 stars, white on a field of blue
representing a new constellation." Never mind that the
first stars had six points or that early flags had them
arranged every which way.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Ross probably didn't design the
first flag. That was done by Francis Hopkinson, mem-
ber of the Continental Navy Board, whose design was
called "the Naval Flag of the United States." In line
with a tradition that persists today, Congress stiffed
Hopkinson, refused to pay his bill for 2,700 for de-
signing the flag and the Great Seal.


'e, respect due American flag


Not until 1870 did Betsy Ross come into the pic-
ture. That year a grandson claimed that he had heard
about it from her sometime before she died when he
was 11. He said George Washington frequently called
at her home, and once asked her to make a flag from a
rough drawing which, at her suggestion, he re-drew in
pencil in her back parlor.
Whoever deserves the credit, the flag is here for us
and it's up to us to take care of it.
Emily Post has some notes on flag etiquette, such
as it is proper to fly it every day from sunrise to sun-
set, though customarily not in inclement weather. She
cites "certain clear-cut situations in which the flag
should never be used on an article of clothing, on a
portion of a costume or in any way that is disrespect-
ful to the flag."
Some of the more general rules:
The flag should be raised briskly and lowered
slowly.
It should always be flown higher than any other


flags or emblems.
Suspended vertically over the middle of a street,
the stars are to the north in an east-west street and the
east in a north-south street.
On a power boat, fly the flag from 8 a.m. until sun-
set from a stern staff when anchored, from the gaff
when under way. Fly it from the stern of a sailboat,
anchored or under way.
Displayed on a staff projecting from a window,
balcony or front of a building, the stars should go all
the way to the peak of the staff.
When it passes in a parade, men and women stand
quietly with right hands over their hearts.
When not flying, the flag should be protected in
storage so it does not become soiled or torn. It should
not be permitted to touch the ground, water, floor or
other objects.
Learn how to fold the flag properly any ex-mili-
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Tops at King
Anna Maria Island students who earned
awards upon graduating from eighth grade at
King Middle School received certificates at the
school's Graduation Awards Assembly. The
students are, first row, left to right, Lisa
Comkowycz, Academic Achievement Award
Top five percent and Math Count team;
Chelsea Boston, Academic Achievement Award
Top 10 percent; Mike Patterson, Academic
Achievement Award-top five percent and
perfect attendance for one year; Melissa
Mixon, Academic Achievement Award-top 10
percent and special award for student council;
Lisa Jenkins, perfect attendance award for six
years. Back row, left to right, are Jessica
Foraker, special award for student council;
Suzanne Wight, Academic Achievement Award-
top 10 percent, Knowledge Bowl and Math
Count; Elizabeth Caudill, Academic Achieve-
ment Award-top five percent, Knowledge Bowl
and Match Count team; Megan Miller, Aca-
demic Achievement Award-top 10 percent;
Kiernan Wilkins, Academic Achievement
Award -top 10 percent; Ricky Buckelew,
Academic Achievement Award-top five percent,
Departmental Award for Physical Education
and Outstanding Student Award from the
American Legion; Mike Armstrong, Academic
Achievement Award-top five percent and
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Sarasota offshore racing festivities hit the water


Sarasota's biggest summer event
takes to the Gulf this weekend as the
13th Annual Suncoast Offshore Grand
Prix revs a record-setting number of
powerboat engines.
Powerboat racing has been alive
off Sarasota longer than almost any-
where else in the country, and boat
race promoters promise this will be the
best race ever.
Big boats ard small, fast boats and
parades, fireworks, bikini contests -
the weekend is packed with lots of fun
with just a dash of craziness.
Admission to almost everything is
free, by the way.
Thursday, July 3, is the big parade
down Main Street in Sarasota, with bi-
kini-bedecked women and lots and lots
of big boats. The parade starts east of
U.S. 301 and ends up at Bayfront Park,
and the fun should get underway at 7
p.m.
Friday, July 4, brings the World
Kilo Speed Runs off the Sarasota
Bayfront from 8 a.m. to noon. This
event sets world record speed runs
most years.
Also Friday is Powerboats in the
Park at St. Armands Circle from 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. There's continuous live
entertainment, a slew of boats and
crews on display, lots of food, drink,
race souvenirs and the Miss Offshore
Bikini Contest at 6 p.m.
And don't miss the fireworks show
at dark off Bayfront Park, sponsored
by the Sarasota Downtown Associa-
tion.
Saturday is the prelude to the Big
Day. The Amateur Offshore Challenge
takes place in the Gulf from New Pass to
Siesta Key at noon, with prime viewing


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to Point of Rocks is the Suncoast Off-
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Results from Mote's shark census tournament


Results of Mote Marine Laboratory's 1997 Gulf
Coast Shark Census Tournament have been gathered
from the 71 anglers who participated in the event.
The tournament ran from June 12 through June 15
and is the world's only 100 percent catch-and-release
tournament for research. The tournament has been an
annual event for the past nine years and 404 sharks of
nine different species were caught.

Manatees at Mote
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
five newest facilities, but nobody came near to up-
staging the manatees.
It was all done to officially welcome the facili-
ties to Mote: Ann and Alfred Goldstein Marine
Mammal Center, Susan.and Roy Palmer Sea Turtle
Center, Mote Scientific Foundation Aquaculture
Facility, Marcia Rubin Manatee Research Building
and of course the Allen Manatee Habitat.
The manatees' condo is a 70,000-gallon tank
with four windows for people to watch Hugh and
Buffett, and vice versa.
"It takes a team effort to care for the manatees,"
said Haley,."and it's quite expensive." She cited their
daily diet of 144 heads of romaine lettuce, 12 heads
of kale, six heads of cabbage, three carrots and six
monkey biscuits with vitamins. In the wild the big
mammals feed on seagrass, algae and freshwater
plants.
Hugh was born June 28, 1984, weighs 1,140
pounds and is 9.4 feet long. Buffett was born May
16, 1987, and weighs 1,446 pounds and is 9.8 feet
long. Their parents were Romeo and Juliet.
Both of the Mote manatees are boys. Nobody has
said anything about arranging for female company.


During this tournament 88. new sharks were
tagged, bringing the total number of sharks that have
been tagged in the tournaments to over 600. A small
blacktip shark tagged in Terra Ceia Bay earlier this year
by Mote biologists was recaptured by Mick Gast of
Manatee County. He won a tournament check for $100
for his recapture of the shark.
Tournament prizes are awarded using a lottery sys-


tem. Anglers earn points in the lottery by estimating the
total length of the caught-recorded-released shark. The
first prize of $1,000 was won by John Wiese of
Longboat Key who caught 12 sharks.
The average size shark caught in the tournament
was less than four feet long, but a few large lemon,
hammerhead and nurse sharks were also caught. Of the
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S Island Sports

The week
that was...
By Kevin P. Cassidy



Sports abound
for Islanders
It was a busy weekend for Island sports enthusiasts
with the Anna Maria Community Center's two teams
entered in Little League's District 16, North subdistrict
playoffs, the Bystander sponsored Simches Memorial
Horseshoe tournament and the adult coed softball tour-
nament final. Then throw in a Tampa Bay Mutiny
game and the Holyfield-Tyson fight and you've given
the sports junkie a full itinerary of activities to choose
from, or you can be like this Islander and go to almost
all of them.
The action started Saturday morning at Anna Maria
City Hall with 12 teams competing in the Ray Simches
Memorial Horseshoe Tournament. I was unable to at-
tend this annual event but word has it that a good time
was had by all in attendance.

Coed softball
Later that morning the action moved south to the
Longboat Key Recreation Center, where the Anchor
Inn's adult coed softball team needed to beat Tip of the
Island twice to win the double-elimination tournament.
Tip got off to a good start in the first game as they
took a 5-1 lead through three innings. Steve Tucker and
Jackie Cate came through with hits to score Matt Bow-
ers and Beth McIntosh in the first while Darcy Duncan
and Tucker knocked in runs in the third inning.
Anchor Inn fought back to narrow the deficit to 5-


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Pat Doyle gets ready to knock one out of the park for
the Anchor Inn team. Islander Photo: Courtesy
Sherry Fideler
4 on a single by Mick Koczersuit, and back-to-back,
run-scoring doubles by Dan France and John Toombs.
Tip added a run when Ken Bowers reached base on
an infield single and scored when the second baseman
overthrew the catcher to make the score 6-4.
Anchor took the lead for good in the top of the fifth
by scoring six runs. Hunter Toombs reached on an er-
ror and Deb France singled before Pat Doyle doubled
in Hunter Toombs and Felicia Lundy singled in Deb
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Tip was held to one run in the bottom of the fifth on
a double by Rob Cornell and an RBI single by Duncan
despite loading the bases, but Anchor escaped the inning
by getting Matt Bowers to ground out.
Anchor added some insurance runs in the seventh on
a double by Koczersuit and RBI singles by Dana Reese and
John Toombs for a 12-7 lead. Tip scored one run in their
last at bat to account for the final score on a single by Ken
Bowers and an RBI double by Matt Bowers.
Anchor Inn was led by Koczersuit who went four-
for-four with two RBIs, John Toombs who went three-
for-four with four RBIs and Dan France who recorded
a pair of run-scoring doubles.
Tip was led by Ducan's two-for-three-day with two
RBIs, Beth McIntosh who went three-for-four and
scored two runs and the Bowers boys, Matt and Ken
who each went two-for-three with a couple of runs
scored.
The second game was a low-scoring game that
lacked energy, probably due to the stifling heat of the
day. Anchor took a 2-0 lead in the first inning that they
would never relinquish on the way to a 6-1 victory for
the championship of the tournament.
Koczersuit again led the way with a pair of doubles
while Donna Zepkin came through with two RBI's dur-
ing a three-for-four day. Tucker and Ken Bowers sup-
ported Tip's efforts with two-for-three performances.

All-star action
Saturday afternoon saw the Anna Maria Commu-
nity Center's two all star teams making the long trek out
to Braden River's Little League complex to see if they
could take the first step to playing in the Little League
World Series.
The 9- and 10-year-old team got off to a rough start
in the double-elimination tournament when they ran into
a talented North River National team. National recorded
a 19-6 win over our young Islanders despite some good
performances. Trey Andricks, the youngest player in the
tournament, had a two-run double and was supported by
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 6
Chase Parker and Jordan Bowers who each had a hit
and Evan Wolfe and Chris Nelson who had a pair of
RBI's.
The 11- and 12-year-olds suffered a 9-6 defeat to
North River Nationals older team as they capitalized on
walks and a rain delay to come out on top.
The Islanders had taken a 4-3 lead before the skies
opened up to force a rain delay. North River came back
to take the lead and the game despite a frozen-rope
home run by Josh Sato in the fifth inning.
Mario Torres led the way for the Islanders with a pair
of doubles and several good defensive plays at third while
Bobby Gibbons, Ryan Allis and Michael Cagnina had
singles. Dusty Andricks chipped in with a pinch hit
double. R. Guthrie got the win for National with a com-
plete-game pitching effort. Joey Mousseau took the loss,
giving up only four hits and striking out eight, but he had
trouble finding the plate as he walked 12.
Sunday was day two in the Little League tournament
and had the eleven and twelves set to play 13th Avenue
Community Center. 13th Avenue, who lost 36-0 the night
before, elected not to show up so our team advances in the
tournament on the strength of a 7-0 forfeit.
The 9- and 10-year-old Islanders played Braden
River at 7 and looked like they were going to bounce
back from the rough defeat they suffered the night be-
fore. The Islanders loaded the bases on a walk to Blake
Tyre and singles by Trey Andricks and Chase Parker
but Braden River's T.J. Berry struck out Evan Wolfe
to escape the inning and did not allow a hit the rest of
the way as they recorded a 10-0 win to send our con-
tingent home for the season..
The 11- and 12-year-old team faced off with Mana-


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tee Central on Monday night in the elimination round.
Manatee Central rode strong pitching and capitalized
on errors and passed balls to record an 11-0 win over
the Islanders. Jeremy LeGrand ripped a double to right-
center while Ryan Allis and Mario Torres each had
singles to lead the Island efforts.

Soccer, too
In other news, the Island Football Club finally got
their trophy from winning the division cup back in
March. Several members of the team went up to the
Tampa Bay.Mutiny's game against the Los Angles
Galaxy which was won by in exciting fashion by the
Mutiny. A brief trophy presentation occurred at half-
time on the field for all of the cup winners for the
Florida Suncoast Soccer League.
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ceming soccer tryouts for their adult team and for youth
teams as the IFC is now a member of the Florida Youth
Soccer Association and plan on supporting a few teams
to play in MAYSO's fall season.

... and all the rest
Saturday night ended with a dash back from Tampa
to catch the Holyfield-Tyson fiasco on pay-per-view.
(Yes, it was paid for if the cable police are reading.)
Rumor has it that Butch Van Ostenbridge whipped
up on his brothers in a little sibling rivalry golf tourna-
ment out at Arnold Palmers's Legacy Golf course.
Butch shot an 88 to win the imaginary purse and brag-
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'Real' summer arrives with the Fourth


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
What Capt. Wayne Manley calls "a west-wind
summer" seems to have ended last week as the Ber-
muda high finally swept north and we began getting
afternoon thunderstorms.
Like last year, the opening weeks of summer fea-
tured a Bermuda high down over Hispaniola producing
bone-dry and sweltering conditions along our coast.
Now that it's up over Bermuda where it belongs, wind
direction has switched back easterly and afternoon
thundershowers became possible again.
Meanwhile, water clarity in both the bay and Gulf
of Mexico was pretty remarkable over the weekend.
Snorkeling and scuba diving should be splendid during
the Fourth of July weekend assuming no big storms
show up in the meantime.

Consider the birds
Speaking of the Fourth weekend, please pay attention
to beach nesting areas for both least terns and snowy plo-
vers if you plan to join the thousands at the beaches this
weekend. The Pelican Man tells me that the plovers are
out of their nests and learning to fly, while tears are still
sitting on eggs that won't hatch out for two more weeks.
That means their nests are vulnerable to any foot
traffic since terns lay their eggs directly on the sand. A
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Gone, never forgotten
Most of us never had the privilege of shaking the hand
of Jacques Yves Cousteau and thanking him, but for my-
self and millions of others, he was the father of our aware-
ness of conservation, especially as regarding our waters.
And that awareness has produced many benefits all over
the world. Here at home, our continuing cleanup of
Sarasota Bay is one example of what the "great man of the
sea" has helped accomplished in his lifetime.
Like millions of other people, it was Cousteau who
first introduced me to scuba diving via his film "The
Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau" and later
through his television program of the same name. He
even helped invent the first practical scuba gear.
But Cousteau's legacy will be the awareness of the
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other 87 years."
Cousteau died Wednesday, June 25, at his Paris
home. He will be missed.

Politicians drop Bay funding
The irony is heavy that within days of Cousteau's
death the Sarasota County Commission voted to halt
funding for the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Pro-
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Holiday on the water
A personal watercraft-related death in Big Pass last
weekend should yet again make the point that these
machines are not toys and must be driven with the same
care as any other vessel. And no, it's certainly not smart
to combine alcoholic beverages with this sport.
Interestingly, we all harp about Jet-ski riders, but
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Tarpon fishing excellent; reds, trout too


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Tarpon are thick off the beaches right now, and
with the winds calm in the mornings and the exception-
ally clear water it's a perfect time to do some silver
king angling. Backwater fishers are still catching lots
of big reds, trout and catch-and-release snook, while
offshore action includes mangrove snapper, Spanish
mackerel and grouper.
I'll be at the DeSoto Square Mall July 9 giving a
free fishing clinic at the Boater's World. Everyone is
invited at the 7:30 p.m. seminar, which will feature
snook, redfish, trout, basic tackle, tides, moon phases
and baits. I hope to see you there.
Rod and Reel Pier fishers have been catching
snook day and night, with redfish seeming to be most
plentiful or hungriest in the afternoons, all bet-
ter than 30 inches in length. For those early morning
anglers, snapper and Spanish mackerel are there for the
catching.
Anna Maria City Pier anglers are bringing in
Spanish mackerel on the better tides, some oversized
reds and a few sheepshead.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 75 head of Key West grunts and
black sea bass. The six-hour trips averaged 160 head of
lane and vermillion snapper, porgies and triggerfish.
The nine-hour trips averaged 50 head of grouper,
scamp and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said he's been catch-
ing trout, bluefish up to four pounds and some small
tarpon.
Dave at Galati Yacht Basin said tarpon are all
over the beaches right now, with permit offshore near
most of the artificial reefs.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Zula Mama said he's
catching grouper in about 70 feet of water, sometimes
as many as 14 on a trip, most in the 12-pound range.
He's also bringing back some five-pound mangrove
snapper, bonita and very large Spanish mackerel.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler Repair said best bets
are catch-and-release snook, redfish and he's hearing
reports of some 21-inch trout in the seagrass flats.
Lee at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said tarpon


Kings of fish
Chris Nelson and Larry Robbinson proudly hold up
some of the kingfish they caught aboard Capt.
Mike's Charters.
are still plentiful in the area. On the seagrass flats, look
for trout, redfish and flounder. Lee added that there are
a few legal-sized cobia still around, and grouper reports
are coming in from about 90 feet of water offshore.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been catching tar-
pon and trout.
On my boat Magic we've caught lots and lots of
triggerfish up to about four pounds, some three-pound
pompano, a few legal-sized grouper and an 80-pound
tarpon..
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been putting charters
onto some permit on the artificial reefs, plus mangrove
snapper and triggerfish. Tom said tarpon are thick
along the beaches.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said there are lots
and lots of tarpon along the beaches. Farther into the
Gulf, look for grouper and snapper. Backwater fishers
should have good luck finding white bait to use for
redfishing, which is excellent right now.
Capt. Kurt Morrison and Capt. Jason Hensell on


the Neva-Miss said grouper fishing has slowed a little
for them, but they're still catching some red and black
grouper in about 70 feet of water offshore using live
pinfish as bait. Other offshore action they're putting
their charters onto include three-pound mangrove snap-
per, three-pound yellowtail, some beeliners and a few
barracuda.
Anglers at the Skyway Fishing Pier are bringing
in mackerel, mangrove snapper, flounder, a few legal-
sized grouper and lots of small sharks.
Good luck and good fishing.


$10,000 richer
Anna Maria Island Community Center Executive
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Lowman, sponsor and owner of Island Discount Tackle.
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
June 9, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator
received a written warning for not having the vessel's
registration on board.
June 9, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded at Coquina Boat Ramp. The operator received
a written warning for not having a sound-producing
device on board.
June 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a power boat taking on
water near the Anna Maria Island Bridge. A Coast
Guard boat responded, but the boat was conducting
research on dolphins and was in no distress.
June 9, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded at Coquina Boat Ramp. The operator received
a written warning for not having the boat registration
on board.
June 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two flares fired in Anna
Maria Sound. A Coast Guard vessel responded and
searched the area with negative results.
June 11, Boarding. A 44-foot power boat was
boarded in Blackburn Bay. The operator received a
written warning for not having the required bell on
board.
June 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 16-foot power boat over-
due from Palmetto. The vessel was safely located in the
Manatee River.
June 12, Search and rescue /assistance. Station


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Cortez received a report of a disabled personal water-
craft near Jewfish Key. A Coast Guard vessel re-
sponded and towed the boat to safe moorings.
June 12, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 12, Boarding. A 19-foot power .boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 12, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a red flare fired near the
Stickney Point Bridge. A Coast Guard boat responded
and searched the area with negative results.
June 12, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for having improper spacing on the hull
registration numbers.
June 12, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 12, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having the vessel's registra-
tion and not displaying navigational lights after sunset.
June 12, Boarding. A 22-foot fishing boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a notice of violation for not having any life jackets on
board, not having the boat registration, having no vi-
sual distress signal, not having navigational lights af-
ter sunset and not having a ring buoy.
June 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a boat of a passenger
experiencing severe pain on the right side of his body.
Station Cortez contacted paramedics and requested
them to meet the boat at a nearby dock.


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June 13, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 30-foot power boat
aground in Sarasota Bay. A commercial salvor re-
sponded and refloated the vessel.
June 14, Boarding. A 12-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 15-foot power boat adrift
near the Bradenton Pier in the Manatee River. A Coast
Guard boat responded and transported the boat's owner
onto the vessel to secure it.
June 14, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 14, Boarding. A 31-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a capsized 14-foot power
boat in Sarasota Bay. A Coast Guard boat responded
and righted the vessel, then towed it to safe moorings.
June 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 32-foot power boat tak-
ing on water in the Gulf of Mexico. A Coast Guard boat
responded and pumped out the boat, then towed it to
safe moorings.
June 16, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a notice of violation for not having life jackets and not
PLEASE SEE COASTLINES, NEXT PAGE





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JULY 2, 1997 0 PAGE 11B ED


COASTLINES, FROM PAGE 10B


having a fire extinguisher.
June 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 15-foot power boat that
had sunk in Longboat Pass. A Good Samaritan rescued
the people from the water and transported them to
shore.
June 17, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 17, boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having a throwable flotation
device on board.
June 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 22-foot power boat over-
due from Lido Key. A Good Samaritan towed the boat
to its home dock.
June 17, 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 17, Boarding. Another 18-foot power boat
was boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator re-
ceived a written warning for not having a serviceable
fire extinguisher on board. The boat was escorted to a
nearby marina, where the operator purchased a work-


ing fire extinguisher.
June 18, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a call on VHF-FM Channel 16 of a
boat passenger who was passing kidney stones and was
in severe pain. The patient requested paramedics meet
the boat at a dock in Sarasota. The patient was trans-
ported to the hospital.
June 19, 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 19, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The boat operator re-
ceived a written warning for not having the vessel's
registration on board and having Florida registration
numbers on one side of the hull and North Carolina
numbers on the other.
June 19, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 20, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Venice Inlet. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 22-foot power
boat in New Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
26084231 responded and towed the vessel to safe
moorings.


June 21, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Palma Sola Bay. The operator received a
written warning for not having the boat registration on
board.
June 21, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 14-foot power boat in
Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 25081044
responded and towed the boat to safe moorings.
June 21, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 16-foot power boat adrift
near Egmont Key. A Coast Guard vessel responded and
towed the boat to safe moorings.
June 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 26-foot sailboat aground
in Big Pass. A commercial salvor responded and re-
floated the vessel.
June 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an 18-foot power boat
aground in Palma Sola Bay. A Coast Guard boat re-
sponded. The boat operator decided to wait until high
tide and was refloated without problem.


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Island real estate sales
2700 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 202 Ocean Park Ter-
race, a 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was
sold 5/16/97, Murphy to Langen, for $139,000; list
$139,000 reduced.
504 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,259 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1972
on an 85x107 lot, was sold 5/13/97, Blangin to Ricci, for
$165,000; list $179,900.
514 68th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,402 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar/caged pool home
built in 1970 on a 75x105 lot, was sold 5/16/97, Kirby
to Steffen, for $190,000; list $192,900.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 306 Martinique
South, a 2bed/2bath 1,057 sfla condo built in 1970, was
sold 5/16/97, Taylor to Kreps, for $120,000; listed be-
tween $130-160,000.
7000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 203 Tiffany Place, a
1,259 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was sold 5/
16/97, Schoonover to Estock, for $185,000; list un-
known.


1301 Bay Drive N., Bradenton Beach, 2-A Bay
Watch, a bayfront 2bed/2bath 1,079 sfla condo built in
1982, was sold 5/19/97, Balais to Griffith, for $149,900;
list $159,900 reduced.
1603 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a bayfront lot mea-
suring 132x700 with $346,587 worth of tax valued rental
units, was sold 5/20/97, Huntington Trust to Tradewinds of
Anna Maria, for $1,350,000; list unknown.
522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 7-D Bayou, a 2bed/lbath
973 sfla canalfront condo built in 1973, was sold 5/19/97,
Holland to Quality Builders, for $80,000; list unknown.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5434-5400 Gulf Dr.,
a Gulffront 2bed/2bath 1,250 sfla condo built in 1969,
was sold 5/21/97, Montalvo to Sweeney, for $220,000;
list $229,900.
108 Third St. N., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
1,364 sfla 3bed/lbath house built in 1952 on 5,150 sf of
land, was sold 5/27/97, Bennett & Carter to Carr Prop-
erty Investments, for $75,000; list unknown.
1407 Gulf Dr. S, Bradenton Beach, 107 Coquina
Moorings, a bayfront 1,143 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1982, was sold 5/27/97, Harrison to Kleeb, for
$204,000; list unknown.
1407 Gulf Dr. S, Bradenton Beach, 101 Coquina


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Moorings, a bayfront 1,267 sfla 3bed/2bath condo built
in 1982, was sold 5/27/97, McCabe to Flynn, for
$185,000; list unknown.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 105 Runaway Bay,
a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was sold 5/28/
97, Bognar to Tollner, for $110,000; list $119,900.
3404 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 6 Gulf Beach Place,
a 1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1987, was sold 5/
27/97, Island Paradise Development to Kleeb, for
$114,900; list unknown.
3801 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 106 Sunbow Bay
4, a 1,222 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981, was sold
5/29/97, Dee to Galla, for $112,500; list unknown.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 104 Sun Plaza West, a
1,160 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981, was sold 5/27/
97, Gabry to Grant, for $155,000; list $159,000 reduced.
606 Baronet, Holmes Beach, a canalfront ground-
level 1,248 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1962 on
a 100x115 lot, was sold 5/28/97, Rogers to Wittmann,
for $155,000; list $174,900 reduced.
608 Ambassador, Holmes Beach, a canalfront
ground-level 1,248 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1962 on 10,800 sf of land, was sold 5/28/97, Mueller to
Laudet, for $165,500; list unknown.
106 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 4bed/4bath 2,356
sfla duplex built in 1949 on a 58x105 lot, was sold 6/3/
97, Gentiluomo to Wilson, for $300,000; list $359,000.
Compiled exclusively for The Islander Bystander by
Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.

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WATERFRONT ESTATE ON ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT HOME, DEEP-WATERCANAL
ISLAND Directly on Bimini Bay. eleven-room Cuiom-buDli 4BR 3BA home .on deep-waler
custom home built by European designer with caral.Crommunitypool.iennrscourls Over 3.500
special anenton to quality. climalizalion, use ol sq tI ofl giving area. four-plus-.ar garage
light and view $1.645.000 HOME FACTS S549.900 HOME FACTS ,200.,2 Call Mary
#21172 Call Rose Scnnoerr Ann Scnmidl


GULFFRONT TOWNHOUSE Beauiiui BR
2.5BA townrousewinm sweeping views cflgcrgou
wide sandy beach Under-buldling parrkig Lighi
and bngnt Close to shopping S127 500 HOME
FACTS 425382 Call Chard Winhlem


PERICO BAY TWO-CAR GARAGE 2BR/2BA
patio home. Beautifully decorated, tile floors.
Glassed lanai. Quiet street, waterview. $144,500.
HOME FACTS #20402. Call Bobye Chasey.


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GULF TO BAY COMMUNITY LOvely, irsi-l::,r
2BR'2EA unit in friendly Gull-lo-bt a c'rnimunrry
Includes clubhouse, healed pool. pi i'ale Ilshing
pier and Gulf access 587.'500 HOME FACTS
#25302 Call Susan HCilywod


PERICO BAY'S LIGHTEST, BEST BUY
"JASMINE" This end unit gets all the breeze as
well as the light. Excellently fumished turnkey. Two
queen beds, new a/c unit and new paint. $129,000.
HOME FACTS #25232. Call Harold Small.


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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Good income.
greatlocailon LBR lBAand 1BR 1BA. E:xcellen
lol Ior luiure tdildng 51139 900 HOM.E FACTS
#20892 Call Bob or Lu Rroden


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BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA BAYFRONT Bayberry
villa. Epoxy pebble lanai, humidistat, open
kitchen, courtyard and upgraded cupboards.
$122,900. HOME FACTS #25262. Call Gary
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arrrnng. sunny corner until Overlooksgreentelt
Ipo:ol Close beach shopping. restaurants
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E8.900 HOME FACTS I25372 Call Helen
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t..o- -ar old '?BR.2BA Beaulitul interior v.ii n
tireplare and .uili-irn Doc,'ase lenced yard
Vai. lto scr.:ocil Security system 5129.900)
HOf.IE FACTS #2 182 Call Bob ojr Penny Hall


PERICO BAY CLUB CONDOMINIUM Upstairs
Osprey model with gorgeous view over bay.
Foyer entrance. Very private. Near heated pool
and spa. $93,900. HOME FACTS #25222. Call
Rose Schnoerr.


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LIVE THE ISLAND WATERFRONT LIFESTYLE
Take your choice: canal or bayfront!
S Dramatic bayfront 2BR/2.5BA home. Remodeled 1992 and 1997 into .
brand new condition. Sunrise views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Sarasota Selling or
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 Buying
to the master suite. All this on a double lot just a short block from the beach.
ML22416. $385,900. t e
Elegant 3BR/3BA home with new dock and boathouse with lift on a deep- Call the
water canal with no-bridge access to Tampa Bay. This turnkey-furnished home 1 T
features an updated tile kitchen, den and family room plus an oversized two- 1 T
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 We don't just
from the beach. ML21720. $375,000. list your home
list your home
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones We Sell It!
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9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
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212 FEET ON THE WATER! This special hide-a-way
within walking distance to the Gulf is just waiting for
you!. Architecturally-designed home with cathedral
ceilings and wraparound porch. Sliding glass doors
overlooking the sparkling canal. All this can be yours
for just $259,000.


CANALFRONT JUST REDUCED Unbelievable po-
tential here! 103 feet on deep-water canal. This 2BR/
2BA home has been very well maintained and is on
a fantastic street of upgrade homes. Don't miss this
great opportunity. Now only $215,000.


NEW LISTING This lovely cedar chalet is in a secluded
neighborhood within walking distance to the Gulf! 3BR/
2BA with a large master suite on the 3rd floor. Don't
miss this opportunity to live on the north end of Anna
Maria Island. Priced to sell at just $229,900.


DELIGHTFUL DUPLEX This well-maintained duplex is
in the center of Holmes Beach just a short walk to the
beach. 1BR/1BA each side with a one-car garage.
Don't miss this "TRUE ISLAND BARGAIN." Priced to
sell at just $144,500.









MINI RESORT Two duplexes in great condition
within walking distance to both the bay and Gulf.
Quiet Holmes Beach location in an up and coming
neighborhood. Seller will sell one or both priced at
just $115,000 each.


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DUPLEX LOT This great lot on a quiet street could
offer views of both the bay and Gulf. Build your dream
home here, or great investment duplex. This is your
chance to "own a piece of the Island." Asking just
$64,900.


BAYOU LOT If you want peace and quite this lot is for
you! This lot is at the end of a street and offers great
views down several canals. Don't miss the best water-
front lot on the Island! Priced to sell at $137,500.


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NEW LISTING VILLAGE GREEN This lovely, large
home is perfect for entertaining! Huge lanai overlook-
ing pool with a view of the golf course. Split-bedroom
plan with large master suite. 2,000 sq. ft. of living area,
and handicap accessible. Just listed at $134,900.


RIVERFRONT CONDO
This very large 1BR condo has
everything! Large lanai and bed-
room have great views of the
Manatee River. Very well-main-
tained complex with pool, tennis
and activities. Don't miss Brad-
enton's best buy at just $62,000.


PRIME CANALFRONT ACREAGE
They can't make any more. This is the
last piece of undeveloped waterfront
property in Anna Maria City. Unlimited
potential, 14 proposed lots. Perfect for
a developer/builder. Call today for a
complete brochure on this unbeliev-
able investment opportunity! Now ask-
ing just $1,750,000.


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102 GULL DRIVE ANNA MARIA
Canalfront home located in a secluded, North Anna
Maria tropical setting. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has
been very well maintained and recently renovated.
North Anna Maria beaches are just steps away. This
property is a must see and priced to sell at $219,000.
SAMUEL S. SMITH 748-6550 OR 748-6110


Doss-Smith
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Bradenton, Florida 34205"




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There are 166 houses, 42 condos and 47
lots listed for sale on Anna Maria Island.*
Your piece of paradise is there somewhere.
We'd jump at a chance to help you find it.
*Manatee County MLS, 6/24/97.



cJohn Michaels

Keal Estate, Inc

77I-1101

Wir sprechen auch Ihre Sprache!


GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006 Gulf Dr.
A 2-story 4-unit Spanish style building with lots of
design options. 2,740 sq. ft. 2 full baths up, 2 half
baths down. Up currently office and custodial suite;
down currently retail. Parks nine. $340,000.


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5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252


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FOURPLEX
Holmes Beach fourplex only steps to beach. Owner fi-
nancing! All units rented annually. $31,500 gross annual
(could be more!). For more information, call Elizabeth
Andrickt 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.
WATERFRONT BARGAIN Live like royalty in this
1,386 sq. ft., 2BR/2BA, canalfront end unit with private boat
dock. Priced over $17,000 less than the next cheapest unit
in complex. $92,500. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
ATTENTION INVESTORS Four units; two buildings.
These numbers work! Income on fourth unit projected at
$450.00 monthly; is now owners unit. $19,000 income yearly;
$5,000 yearly expenses includes utilities. Great location. Two
miles to beaches. $99,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE-BUILDING Situated in cen-
ter of Holmes Beach. Uniquely designed to be subdivided
into as many as five independent offices. Five A/C units
and five meters. Shown by appointment. $310,000.
Stanley Williams 778-4800.
Visit Our Web Site
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RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
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.
Pool. Two-car carport and many extras. $119,995. OWNER
WANTS OFFERS.
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
$139,000. GREAT VALUE!
RARELY AVAILABLE AT GULFFRONT SUN PLAZA
WEST 2BR/2BA heated pool, elevator, secured lobby, ten-
nis, covered parking. Priced for sale this season. Furniture
negotiable. $175,000.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
GULFFRONT 22-UNIT APARTMENT MOTEL 110' of white,
sandy beachfront plus "private beach." Heated pool, recent
improvements. If you are a serious buyer, compare and you
will own this "one-of-a-kind" value. $1,995,000.
5351 GULF DRIVE 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807
www.tdolly@bhip.infi.net







Panoramic Views of
w i lbay and golf course
S sare yours from this
fabulous 3BR/3.5BA
bayfront home. Pool.
Dock. $974,500. Ask
for Don Schroder.

Great Birdwatching Here! 2BR/2BA end unit in a beautiful
waterside community close to beach. Clubhouse, pool, ten-
nis. $83,900 turnkey furnished. Call Karen Schroder.
Spacious Condo 3BR/2BA, two lanais. Lovely sunsets.
Quiet location. $159,900. Call Yvonne Higgins, your
condo specialist.
Palma Sola Pool home with a delightful floorplan of-
fered at $149,900. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
Island Home West of Gulf Drive. Income apartment in-
cluded. Spacious home, steps to beach. Call Sandy
Greiner/Barb Turner.

,B 1 Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
941-778-7777


TRIPLEX: $184,900 with views of Gulf and
bay. On 1 1/2 lots 80 ft. dock available for
use. Fireplace. Robin Kollar 778-7244
BRAND NEW Custom-built 3BR/2BA
canalfront home with dock. Numerous upgrades.
$299,000. Robin Kollar 778-7244


SEASONAL RENTALS
Weekly from $500 week
Monthly from $1,000 mo
ANNUAL RENTALS
Bradenton Condo 3BR/2BA $800 mo
Townhouse on Cay
2BR/2BA furnished $950 mo
Coquina Beach Club
efficiency furnished $800 mo
Brad. House 3BR/2BA pool $975 mo
Julie Gilstrap Mango Park 4BR/3BA pool $2,000 mo
Property Manager "P sonalized, Not Franchised"


Wedebroc lea Company
matching p ef, lerties since 1949
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665


,TT WAGNE1 REALTY
2217 gulf drive north, bradenton beach, fl 34217

C MICHAEL ADVOCATE
6E 1939 REALTOR/GRI
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Knowledge Experience Professionalism
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
Biographed in Who's
Who in American Law
S FEE market analysis of your home
.r' Office- (941) 778-2246
Home (941) 778-0608
S-, Pager -(941) 215-4202


KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT Wonderful Island-
style 3BR/3BA home. Interesting angles, open-
design with marble fireplace, security system, and
many extras. Pool, dock and boat lift, circle drive,
on corner lot. See this light, bright beauty, priced
to sell at only $279,900. Homeowners Warranty.
Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-
2290 eves.


KEY ROYALE BEAUTY An updated home for
you and your boat too! 3BR/2BA home on deep
canal with dock and davits. New carpet, interior
paint, kitchen cabinets and lighting ready to enjoy.
Now reduced to $239,000! Dial the Duncans!
Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
114 Pelican, Anna Maria


CANAL HOME This 3BR/2BA home is on one of
the most beautiful, natural canals in Anna Maria.
Dock with water and electric, 118' of seawall, fruit
trees, sprinkler system. Reduced to $198,900.
Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.


i *REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MIlS [2 i3


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Euphemia Haye named
a romantic location
Euphemia Haye restaurant of Longboat Key was
selected as one of the nation's most romantic desti-
nations according to two new books "Bed & Cham-
pagne Top Romantic Getaways" and "Dining by
Candlelight America's 200 Most Romantic Res-
taurants," by Bradley O'Leary and Laura McKenzie.
O'Leary and McKenzie spent two years re-
searching the book by visiting locations nationwide.
Also included in top romantic getaways, Beach
Bistro of Holmes Beach.


Islander to head local
international council
Barbara Shaw Douglas, Realtor, of Holmes
Beach, was elected to served as the 1997 president
of the Lower Gulf Coast Florida Local Council of the
American Chapter of the International Real Estate
Federation, known by the French acronym as
FIABCI-USA.
Begun in Paris in 1951, FIABCI links profes-
sionals with interest in real estate in a multilingual,
multicultural group whose members conduct busi-
ness in countries around the world.



Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"


SREALTORS
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E JULY 2, 1997 N PAGE 15B 1I
Longboat Key
Chamber's
business award
winners
Michael and Lynn
McDonald, left, of Ben &
Jerry's Ice Cream, St.
Armands Circle, are recipi-
ents of the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce
1997 Rookie Small Business
Person of the Year award.
Joe Falls, right, of The Falls
Company of Longboat Key
is the Chamber's 1997
Small Business Person of
the Year Award winner.
Falls operates AMI West in
Anna Maria. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of
.Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce


BILL BOWMAN
Broker Salesperson
,, No catchy phrases, no fancy
slogans. Just 25 years of Real
Estate experience with the last
10 years on Anna Maria Island.

WAGNER REALTY
778-2246


BILL ALEXANDER
Broker General Manager
Invites you to contact our rental
and sales professionals for any
of your real estate needs.

WAGNER REALTY
778-2246
Offices Located in:
Anna Maria Island Palmetto
Longboat Key Bradenton

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REALTORS'
v y3f 5910 Marina Dr. .
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 DARCE
DARCIE DUNCAN
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PALMA SOLA WATERFRONT Spectacular
bayfront 4BR/3.5BA located on 3/4+ acres
with 4,670 sq. ft. of living area. Offered at
$680,000. Call Dave Moynihan at 778-2246
or eves. at 778-7976.


ANNA MARIA COMMERCIAL BUILDING
Unique commercial building on a corner lot
in the heart of Anna Maria. Two offices, five
storage garages, one recently-remodeled
apartment. Live and work at the beach.
$285,000. Call Mark Reemelin at 778-2246
or eves. at 778-4126.


IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA, totally up-
graded unit. New carpet, breakfast bar, walk-
in shower, low maintenance fees. Priced at
$89,900. Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246 or eves.
at 778-1751.


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RUNAWAY BAY Rare ground-floor level
1BR/1BA, 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.


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REDUCED OWNER ANXIOUS
Attractive 2BR/2BA home only 550 ft. to choice Gulf
beach! Over 1,400 sq. ft. living area plus garage, in
mint condition and ready for furnishings. Customized
interior-window shutters, appliances only three and
one half years old and structure beautifully main-
tained. Ideal summer home and seasonal rental.
Reduced price. $174,000.



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Another Award-Winning Year for
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Betsy Hills Barbara Sato iar:, Gu.r.3
Broker/Owner REALTOR/Rental Mgr. REALTOR/Rental Agent
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REALTOR REALTOR REALTQR/Secretary


Betsy H. Hills, Licensed Real Estate Broker, is proud to an-
nounce that 1996 was the most successful year in the firm's 15-year _
history. KUDOS to Associate Barbara Sato, a 10-year veteran of the
distinguished Million Dollar Sales Club, who closed a record 22
transactions for a total sales volume more than $3,500,000!
Congratulations to Associate Nancy Guilford for combined
sales and listings totaling more than $3,250,000; to Associate
Susanne Kasten for sales in excess of $1,250,000; and to Associate
Sherry Sasser with closed sales and listings in excess of $1,000,000.
On this, our nation's 221st birthday, we wish to thank our great
country and close-knit community for making our success possible!







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BRAND NEW SIMMONS king bed with frame and
headboard. $500. Also 1958, 14' aluminum boat,
1956 Johnson motor, trailer. $700. 778-5736/

FOUR-PIECE LIVING ROOM suite. Chair, ottoman,
love seat, and sofa. $175 OBO. Two 3-speed bikes,
$25 each. 778-1454.

OAK FOUR-POSTER WATERBED, King size, free-
flow mattress, $250. Call 778-1102.

SLIDING-GLASS DOOR 12 ft., 3 panel, standard
height, white, like new. $150. 779-1076.

TWO OLD SOLID wood desks, $30 each. Formica
buffet $35. Refrigerator, works good $75. Two hot
water tanks, almost new. Stove and dishwasher. 778-
5350.

FULL-SIZE BED, complete with mattress, box spring
and headboard. Excellent condition. $125 firm.
Daybed, off-white with popup unit, two mattresses.
$200. 778-8301.

BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. 4 piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 746-4355.


PINE TABLE brand new, gorgeous, 8 x 4. Sacrifice
$500. 792-7828.



INSIDE SALE Sat., July 5, 8 am. Sofa, full bed, twin
bed with drawers, recliner, table, much more. 205
71st Street #A, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE Sat., July 5, 9-3. Ladies clothing,
men's suits, home electronics, household goods,
other items. 211 Chilson, Anna Maria.

ESTATE SALE Thurs. & Fri., July 3 & 4, 8-5. Furni-
ture, roll-top desk, quilts, china, silver, guns, dolls,
teddy bears, toys. 110 12th St. N., Bradenton Beach.



FOUND CLASS RING on Egmont Key. 1989 Gibbs
High School. Call 778-0391.

FOUND LADIES WATCH on beach off Peppertree,
June 24. Pager number 714-2019.

FOUND MALE CAT black and white, white paws, 6
mo. old. June 28 in alley between 23rd and 24th St.
in Bradenton Beach. 778-3790.

LOST CAT gray body, white face and paws, raccoon
tail, small frame. Lost on Marina Dr. Responds to
"kitty". 778-8209.


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time to subscribe to the
best news on Anna Maria
Island. Charge your
subscription to
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by phone or visit us at
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Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach.
941-778-7978


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.

VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978.

"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978.

REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.



BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls) -
We come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 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.



MUCH TLC 1974 Mercury Monterey Classic, 4-door,
like new, low mileage, no rust, new brakes, A/C, ex-
cellent condition. $3,100 OBO. 792-2913.

1995 TOMOS MOPED excellent condition. Great for
the Island. $600 firm. 778-6779.

1985 ISUZU PUP A/C, four-speed, long bed, runs
good. $950. 778-9584 or evenings 778-7937.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... The home of
your dreams ... and everything else in The Islander
Bystander. 778-7978.


TECHNOPHOBE'S DELIGHT
BY DAVID J. KAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
I Unrehearsed
E Clear, in a way
13 Two-time U.S.
Open champ
18 Showing again
20 Starting again
21 Jump forjoy
22 MAC
24 Action star
Jean-Claude
Van--
25 Tear down, in
England
26 Taro root
27 Mom's specialty
28 Palette color
29 NaNa
31 HARD DRIVE
35 White-tailed
bird
36 Site of the
Outback Bowl
38 One
39 One--
41 Baseball's
Moises
42 Theater group,
for short
43 Lugubrious
46 Asian open
sedan chair
49 Wipe the floor
with
50 With 87-Down,
early
commercialists
51 "Happy" first
name


53 Place for a
cashier, maybe
54 Author Auletta
55 Coups de grace
56 BACKUP
58 Test killer
59 Vermeer
contemporary
61 It means "place
without water"
in Mongolian
62 Wide shoe
specification
63 Interviewed
64 CHIP
68 Some cuts
71 Anthem
contraction
72 TV Maverick
73 Words on a
quarter
76 Fire-
77 MOUSE
79 Technique
80 A.C.C. team
82 Volcano near
Catania
83 Warner on
horseback
84 Press into
service
85 "Are you--
out?"
86 Discuss
88 Roman or
Greek, e.g.
89 Not a picky
specification
90 A year in the life
of Attila
91 Tic-Tac rival
93 "The Last
Supper," e.g.


96 "Somewhere in
Time" actor
97 Har- (tennis
surface)
99 WEB SITE
103 Legal point
104 Took on
106 Le Figaro article
107 Contender
108 Author Dinesen
110 Limber
111 NETWORK
116 Recruit's
response
117 Luncheonette
118 Radiator
features
119 Certain Art Deco
works
120 Show off
121 Traveled by
double-ripper
DOWN
1 Ball
2 Not agin
3 BIT
4 -- run of bad
luck
5 Bristle,
botanically
6 Second-
generation
Japanese
7 Pol. designation
for Gov. Jeanne
Shaheen
8 Mark
9 Envelope abbr.
10 "The Young Man
From Atlanta"
playwright
11 Tracks


12 Nabber'scry
13 Noted ice cream
maker
14 Conclusion ofa
term
15 HACKER
16 Bugs's foil
17 Grave
19 Not as
accomplished
20 Shakespearean
verb with thou
23 Soaking
29 Cheerless
30 Lunar
phenomena
32 People of
influence
33 Auto with
Teletouch
transmission
34 Eight is enough
for this
37 Fix
40 Surrounded (by)
44 Executor,
sometimes
45 Word in some
magazine titles
47 arch
48 Square
50 Church
receptacle
51 FLOPPY DISK
52 "Mermaids"
actress
55 Florida vacation
spot, with "the"
56 Blackmailer, e.g.
57 1860's White
House name
60 Get ready to fly
61 Shin armor


63 Scads
65 Bind, so to speak
66 Direct ending
67 Menace
68 Film director
Nicolas
69 Doing
70 DIGITAL
MONITOR
74 PRODIGY
75 Unfold


77 Soup for a cold
78 40's-50's TV
drama sponsor
79 "Do -- like"
81 Early spring sign
84 Opens
85 Word with bag
or cap
87 See 50-Across
89 Best seller
"Angela's --"


92 Speaks
impertinently to
94 Fall back
95 Uplift
96 Kind of price
97 Macduff was
one
98 Hardship
100 Bad luck,
old-style
101 "Cool!"


102 Kind of hemp
105 Mario of the
N.B.A.
109 Not much
112 Suffix with bow
113 Up, as a vote
114 Tpke.
115 Either of two
books of the
Apocrypha:
Abbr.


Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any
three clues by touch-tone phone: 1-900-420-5656. There is a charge of 750 per minute for the call.


KIDS SEEKING

SUMMER JOBS

can advertise for work

and get up to

21 words FREE.
(No charge: 3 week maximum per kid)
Ads must be placed
in person at
The Islander Bystander,
Island Shopping Center
5404 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach


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CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.

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



BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.

HOUSEKEEPERS FULL AND PART time. Benefits,
year round work. M/F applicants welcome. Via Roma,
2408 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, 778-6691.

SUNDAY AND MONDAYS at busy marina for parts/
ship store counter. Need some computer experience.
Call Tues.-Fri., 10 am-12 pm. 795-2628, ask for Roy.

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.

PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER for family-owned mo-
tel. Light outside work could be included if interested.
Prefer mature non-drinker. Call 778-7821.

CLEANING AND YARD WORK up to 20 hours per
week from July 20 to Aug. 20. Weekends required.
Haley's Motel, 778-5405.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER with Pagemaker and
Photoshop advertising experience. HTML savvy for
web site and page design. Good typing skills. Self
starter. Experience is a must. Send resumes by mail
or fax to The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach 34217. FAX 778-9392.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Get involved with the
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

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




NEW
LISTING



CANALFRONT VILLA
Seaside Gardens villa featuring a 1BR/1BA with
Florida room, almost new stove and refrigerator, boat
dock on deep canal. BEST BUY $86,000.

MLS Call Dolores M. Baker
IB Licensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500


Anna Maria step_ to the beach 3BR. 2BA elevated
home. Soaring cathedral ceiling, enormous screen
porch and a glimpse of the Gulf from the back upper
deck plus a workshop. $265,000.



If you can't find your dream home Build it!
Riverfront community with pool, tennis. $59,900.
Anna Maria City: $89,900 and $170,000.




call a Wedebroc Re al company
professional cf. [ Wt e since 1949
Wedebrockl l
Real FstatseR


Agent today!
"Personalized,
not franchised."


3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665


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 experienced in
tender care. Given by an older, responsible woman,
non-drinking or smoking. Excellent Island refer-
ences. 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-
0064.

AUTO DETAILING at your home or office at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and
more. Protect your investment. Call Damon at 320-
5662.

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.

ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-2469 or 778-1560.


DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL We are taking
registration for the Fall. You are welcome to come by
and visit our school. 5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
Phone 778-2967.

DOLPHIN CLEANING AND Maintenance Licensed,
bonded, insured. Homes, offices, condos, seasonal,
weekly or one time. "Our business is always picking
up." Call Rick at 778-2864.

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.

IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Fast service, Island
pickup and delivery. Smoke-free environment. Ref-
erences available. Phone 778-4192.

MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING Honest, reliable
Island residents. Let us clean it up! $12 hour, mini-
mum 2 hours. Please beep Linda, 215-5956.

ATTENTION CAR, BOAT, AIRCRAFT owners.
Acrylic-Teflon polish will protect your investment and
we're mobile! 778-5215.

420 BOATWORKS Small boat detailing. Wash, wax,
polish, buff, teak and varnish. Dockside service and
rates by the foot. Call now! (941) 778-7109.

CARPET CLEANING

DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.



"GENTLE GARDNER" will weed, plant, manicure and
water your garden with gentle perfection. Call Bar-
bara at 778-6110.

COMPLETE LAWN CARE Specializing in Island
properties. We're good and affordable. Many Island
references. 778-8200, 755-1635.


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker


WALK TO BEACHES, North Longboat Key. 2BR/2B unit
close to shopping, Longboat Pass and Art Center. $115,900.
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. C21723


ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULF-FRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous
gulf view. 2BR/2B each side. Turnkey-furnished. Good invest-
ment property. $590,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191


WATERFRONT
ELEGANT WATERFRONT RESIDENCE.
4,612 +/- sq. ft., family room, formal dining
room. Screened brick porch, open pool,
164' +/- on the river. $950,000. Don Lewis,
746-3200. R14856
MAGNIFICENT TWO-STORY GEOR-
GIAN or river home. Open pool and breezy
porches. Elegantly appointed, masonary
fireplace, crown moldings, French doors,
5BR/4B. $1,195,000. Kathy Marcinko, 792-
9122. R21398
MANATEE RIVERFRONT. Unparalleled
waterviews from every room. Renovated
from the foundation up, 4BR/3-1/2B. Spa-
cious traditional residence and fine ap-
pointments. $499,900. Barry and Kimberly
Charles, 795-1273. R22176


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MAGNIFICENT Longboat Key Club condominium. Wrap-
around balcony, split plan, 2BR/2B, marble flooring. Master-
ful design, elegantly furnished, view of sunsets, Sarasota Bay,
city Skylights. $475,000. Van Bourgois, 778-1749. C21702


SAILBOAT WATER. Large captivating 3BR/4B quality home
near open end of Anna Maria Island's widest deep-water ca-
nal. Two fireplaces, caged pool, Jacuzzi, built-in grill and
waterfall. $385,000. Van Bourgois, 778-6654. R19637


MAINLAND
IMMACULATE. Brand new home on
Riverview Boulevard. 4BR/3B with coral
fireplace, tile throughout. Master suite with
marble tub and dual vanity. $249,900. Van
Bourgois, 778-1749. R19079
QUALITY AND ELEGANCE are in this ex-
clusive River Wildemess golf-course home.
Family room, fireplace, separate living and
dining rooms. 3 or 4BR/3B. $459,900.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R16442
GO WEST. One block to the bay and
close to the beach. 2BR updated home
situated on 85' x 155' +/- lot. Plenty of
room for your boat, RV and new pool.
$99,900. Anne Miller, 792-6475. R22281


32 Ea['yDieU a B i ld 07. 941-7.78I.;6 1654
440 Maate'Aen 6W, 9t. 000 .' Ba iojF6id 4'' *4174-600*0


WATERFRONT LOT
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
Located in
Anna Maria Island Centre Shops


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
town Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
1 "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


Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247


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


Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139


Imported & Domestic
A Gourmet's Groce 100's of
Whitney Beach Plaza Varieties
6810 Gulf of Mexico Drive 383-0858


Kitchen & Bath Cabinets
Entertainment Centers


Cu SyC


REX B. SLIKER
S10 Years Local References


REMODELING

ADDITIONS
XACT RENOVATIONS
KITCHENS BATHS
Y DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399


BUYING CARPET?
We bring the store right to your door!

Save Money

Stay Home


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Island owned and operated by Ed KimK
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Call now!
778-7311
We'll be right over.


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.




320-5662
(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.


MWs


ANNUAL RENTAL Large 1BR/1BA just remodeled.
Balcony, Gulfview. New carpet, paint, appliances.
Adorable. 203 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
$525 mo., $250 deposit. (813) 258-2411.
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.
WANTED SMALL "WESTIE DOG" Skipper needs
1BR reasonable, annual, long-term rental for self and
retired teacher/mom. We love Anna Maria Island!
Call collect, NH (603) 522-8945 (keep trying).
CUTE 1 BR APARTMENT steps to the beach. Com-
pletely furnished. Walk to pier, shops, restaurants.
Available holidays or monthly. 778-8571 or 748-
6774.
BEST GULFVIEWS beach front, exclusive area,
unique home. 3BR/2BA, top master's suite, decks,
patio, beautifully furnished. $3,000 mo., $1,200 wk.
778-0990.
GULFVIEW QUIET STREET 106 31st St., Holmes
Beach. Private patio, 2BR/1 BA, upgraded. S700 mo.
plus electric. 778-5050.


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 Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
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 guar-
anteed. 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. Dave
Elliott.



FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and 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.

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.

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/1 BA apartment. Well
maintained and landscaped. One block to Gulf and
beach. $650 mo. No pets. Call 778-0608.


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ANNUAL RENTAL UNFURNISHED 3BR/2BA on canal
in Key Royale. Call for more information. 778-8553.
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.

HOLMES BEACH HOME 2BR/2BA annual, water
view, great location. $995 mo. 795-7805.

GULFVIEW HOME Very nice, fenced yard, two fur-
nished units. Six month or annual lease. 2BR/1BA
$700 mo.; 1BR/1BA $600 mo. 778-8200.
RECENTLY REMODELED beachfront efficiency
apartment for annual rental. View by appointment.
Call 778-9597.

ANNUAL RENTAL Carriage house available Aug. 1,
1997. A stone's throw from beach and bay. Classic
Anna Maria Island cottage, 1BR/1BA, screened
porch, deck, fully furnished, central heat and air,
washer dryer, basic cable TV included in $600 mo.
plus electric. First, last, security. Call (941) 778-3205.

SUMMER VACATION for 1 or 2 weeks at 1 and 2BR
condos on Gulf or bay from $550 wk. Accommodates
up to 4. July 4th week available. Donna Mosley (941)
506-7914. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate,
Inc. An independently owned and operated member
of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND and Manatee beaches. Booking
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 Es-
tate, Inc. An independently owned and operated mem-
ber of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
Coastal Design Specialists
SCustom Luxury Homes
Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience

PSYCHIC READINGS
by Aaxandra
JULY 5th 11AM 4PM at BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS
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ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA Walk-in closets, living/
.dining, small storage shed, washer and dryer, fenced-
in yard. No pets. $675 mo. plus security. 779-2068.
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.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex, two blocks to beach.
Large storage room, washer/dryer hookup. $650 mo.
Call Mike, days 383-5577, eves. 778-4126.
OVERLOOKING BAY 1 BR/1BA unfurnished duplex
with dock. No pets. Quiet neighborhood. Utilities not
included. $600 mo., $500 deposit. 778-9639.
BRING YOUR LINENS and dishes and move into
this furnished 1BR/1BA condo unit at 5400 Gulf Dr.
Two pools at a Gulffront complex. $650 mo. plus
electric and phone. Call Smith, Realtors 778-0770.
2BR/1.5BA ELEVATED annual rental with screened
porch overlooking natural spring lake. $575 mo. plus
utilities. Call Smith, Realtors 778-0770.
CLOSE TO EVERYTHING and only $450 mo. plus
electric and phone for a 1 BR/1 BA furnished or unfur-
nished annual rental at San Remo Condo, 10004
Cortez Rd. Call Smith, Realtors 778-0770.
ROOM AND PRIVATE BATH kitchen, pool, laundry
privileges. Walk to beach. 778-5963.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR excel-
lent location, all new furnishings. Totally equipped;
phone, cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel, fish at your
front door. Walk to local shops, restaurants. $69 day,
$450 wk., $1,600 mo. (941) 778-1322.

SELECT 2BR/2BA UPPER on canal. Large 1,400 ft.
plus two lanais with glass doors. New tile and rugs,
light neutral colors, walk-in closets, fireplace, fur-
nished cable, pool, own private parking, lighted dock
with power and water, own slip with dock box, storm
protection. Tidy Island area, close to all beaches, view
for nature lovers delight. No children, no smokers, no
pets preferred. $900 mo. annual. (941) 794-1604.
orv - crt OANDa CONDO 2BR/2.5BA, pool, eleva-
tor, covered parking, unfurnished. $800 mo. No pets.
Call Smith, Realtors 778-0770.

VACATION RENTAL on beach. Sleeps 6, 2BR/2BA.
$700 wk. 1BR efficiency at Resort 66 on beach.
$575/$675. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

OFFICE FOR RENT 500 sq. ft. on Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria. For information call 778-5796.
SMALL COMMERCIAL SPACE for rent in desirable
location. Call Smith, Realtors at 778-0777.
COMMERCIAL FOR RENT approximately 600 sq.
ft., A/C. Ride by 5306 Holmes Blvd. Available after
July 1. $450 mo. 778-2694, leave message.
25% DISCOUNT. Sun.- Wed. or Mon.-Thur. Haley's
Motel & Resort, 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.


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 Island 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.
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.

I NEED YOUR LISTINGS! I've sold most of mine.
Have qualified buyers. 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.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Each side at $650 mo.
annual. Owner finance or lease option. $159,900.
For details call 795-7805.

CONDO HERON HARBOUR 2BR/2BA, tennis,
pool, 1,400 sq. ft., across from golf course, 3 miles
to beach, elevator. $66,500. 795-5072.

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.

MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE Hemingway would
love it! Charming home with apartment. Easy walk
to beach. $119,000. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
Gulfstream. 778-7777.

LOTS OCEANVIEW and beach ownership with
access. $175,000. (800) 977-0803 or 778-4523.


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Chez Andre. Hours: 9 to 5, Monday Friday, (Saturday 10 to 2 usually).
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527 South Drive
$149,000


* 101 Maple Avenue
$750,000


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746 Jacaranda
$195,000


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266 S. Harbor Drive
$204,000


* Rod & Reel Motel
$1,000,000







526 Loquat Drive
$244,900


9502 Gulf Drive
$190,000


521 Loquat Drive
$330,000


516 75th St.
$410,000


* 2411 Landing Circle
$1,500,000


803 N. Shore
$1,300,000


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$255,000


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715 Holly Rd.
$210,000


214 Lakeview Drive
$295,000


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617 Ivanhoe Lane
$335,000


543 Key Royale Drive
$435,200


537 69th St.
$450,000


787 North Shore Drive
$480,000


237 64th St. North Beach
$120,000


513 South Drive
$289,000


525 Loquat Drive
$360,000


821 Waterside Perico Bay Club
$104,750


5400 Gulf Drive #44
$229,000


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