|UFDC Home||myUFDC Home | Help ||
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
JULY 16, 1997
Coastal construction '50-percent rule' eased
By Paul Roat
That re-do that you want to do so much just got a
little easier, thanks to a state law that just went on the
Building officials, contractors and homeowners are
all applauding easing of reconstruction requirements
that will now allow more extensive remodeling with-
out falling under the federal "50-percent rule."
That rule, developed by the U.S. Federal Emergency
Management Agency, has called for all remodeling of a
home to be less than 50 percent of the total appraised cost
of the house. Go over that halfway mark and you have to
abide by strict FEMA guidelines such as elevating your
home to meet flood requirements.
On the Island, the time limit placed upon remodeling
By Pat Copeland
Marina Drive merchants felt ambushed last week
after learning their road will be closed for six weeks for
a Holmes Beach storm-water drainage project.
A letter from S&R Construction was delivered to
business owners Tuesday afternoon. It said a road closure
would begin immediately and affect a three-block area
along Marina Drive from Gulf Drive north to 56th Street.
Work would take six weeks and only emergency ve-
hicles would be allowed to pass through, said Michael
Smalley, S&R president, in his letter. Business owners
were asked to notify their customers of the closure.
Unhappy owners called city hall and the construc-
tion company demanding answers. They wanted to
know why owners were not notified sooner, if business
access would be allowed, if there would be appropri-
ate signage and the like.
Business owners from the Island Shopping Center
and Jessie's Island Store met with Jason Carstens,
S&R's site foreman, and Joe Duennes, Holmes Beach
superintendent of public works.
"I'm shocked," exclaimed Steve Lardas of D.Coy
Ducks. "I've never seen a city that would close a ma-
jor road in its entirety. They could do half at a time.
What are we supposed to tell our vendors?"
According to Duennes, work was scheduled to start
July 14 and the road will be closed in sections and signs
indicating business access will be displayed along Gulf
Drive, 56th Street and Holmes Boulevard.
Jessie's Island Store appeared to be in "a pickle,"
X marks barricade locations
varies from five years to the life of the property, depend-
ing on how close the house is to the Gulf of Mexico.
Remodeling previously included virtually every-
thing that touches the house, from roofs and windows
to carpet and paint.
But no more.
A change in the Florida statutes now exempts "non-
structural interior finishings or roof coverings." That state-
ment means that replacing kitchen cabinets, paint, carpet,
plumbing or other typical remodeling work won't be cal-
culated in the 50-percent requirement.
So what, you ask?
Say your 20-year-old ground-level house is valued at
$50,000. You decide to upgrade your kitchen and a bath-
room, and the cost is $20,000. Then, a year or two later,
... ,- .. 2 .. .... -- ...' .' ,"
-. *<*_ -. ..- ^-.- .-. 'S
INC N -- * .. .
loam.. .. . '
. h , .
locked in between the barricades with no other access
other than an alley behind the shopping center which
is being utilized for materials and equipment by S&R.
Henry Belval, operator of Jessie's and Save-On-
Gas, expressed concern for his business and his em-
ployces. "My payroll is large and you're talking about
putting a lot of people out of work."
S&R Construction and the city public works de-
partment made concessions for signage and removal
of a long-standing barricade on 55th Street to im-
prove access for Jessie's.
City crews reacted quickly to remove the 55th
Street barricade which allows motorists access to
Jessie's convenience store and its gas pumps from
A construction staging area will be maintained on
the city right of way in the alley alongside Jessie's but
will not block the alley, Duennes said.
Smalley said the road must be barricaded at Gulf
Drive and at 56th Street due to liability but that local
traffic would be allowed access through one end of
Marina Drive or the other as work progressed.
Several stormwater drains cross the road in the
three-block construction area along Marina Drive but
the S&R crew will work on one section at a time, ac-
cording to Carstens. Carstens said local traffic will
have access from one end of the project or the other
through the barricades during the construction.
a big storm hits the island and takes out your roof and
windows, and the cost of repair is estimated at $10,000.
Under the previous way of doing things, you ex-
ceeded the 50-percent reconstruction allowed within
five years. So, to repair your house, you would have to
meet all the new codes that have taken place includ-
ing elevating the structure to 13 feet above sea level.
In other words, under the old way of doing things,
you'd probably have to demolish your house and build
over. Welcome to stiltsville.
Now, though, the same scenario of remodeling and
destruction would allow repair and reconstruction with-
out the need for elevation.
PLEASE SEE FEMA, NEXT PAGE
Smalley said the traffic light at Gulf and Marina
Drives will flash yellow for motorists on Gulf Drive
"The mayor said it's a good time to do the work but
no one asked the business people," l.ardas pointed out.
"This is the suImmer season. September would have
been much better for us."
Andre Gotti of Chez Andre said he feels the work
will hurt the shopping center's businesses. He noted
that there could be major traffic jams in the alley be-
hind the shopping center with the large materials and
equipment as well as traffic to Jessie's, through traffic
and deliveries by vendors.
.. ',. ,-- -
', -.' t . r ?
. . . ,, .... .',
_ -' "
. . . ... I- .. . ". ....
''" .i * *"SS S S S
'4" .-..* *<.' ^ *'. .i e ^
a-;. ... ,- a
S' -' *- ~
:. ~ i i-Y.- ". '..t
'Flipper' takes KINSA weekly prize
No fish were biting DannyF Fuqua's line on a recent fishing trip so he picked up his camera and captured
the fouthe rth weekly photo award in this year's Islander Bystander Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot
Awards. Fuqua, wlho commutes from Palmetto to work at Walgreens on the Island, accepted a "More-than-a-
mullet-wrapper" hat from the newspaper to wear fishing, he said and received certificates good for
f)amiing at Longboat Framing Gallerie, dining at the Sandbar restaurant and merchaIdise from Kodak. His
photo will be submitted with five other weekly local winners to KINSA where $52,500 will be awarded in
international judging. See page 4 for entry information on the two remaining contests.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O p in io ns ........................... ................ ...... 6
Those W ere the Days ................................. ... 7
Island Poet ............................. ........... 10
Streetlife ....................... .................... 12
Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 21
Crossword puzzle...................... .............. 28
OM PAGE 2 0 JULY 16, 1997 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Code violators: get out your checkbooks
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach code violators will
soon face fines of $75 to $500 for certain
infractions such as consuming alcohol in
public and peddling without a license.
The city commission plans to imple-
ment a new procedure in which the viola-
tor will receive a citation, much like a traf-
fic ticket. The citation can be paid or con-
tested. If contested, the matter goes to
Commissioners met last week with
Code Enforcement Officer Bill Kepping.
Code Enforcement Board Chairman
Chuck Stealey and Police Chief Jay
Romine to decide which violations to in-
clude and the amount of the fines.
Stealey said code board members felt the fine of
$75 was too much for the first Class I offense.
"Some should be $40 or $50," he said. "Whatever
we do should be to get people to comply, and $50 is not
an insignificant amount of money. For the second of-
fense, I don't have any sympathy for them."
Romine said he made his recommendations based
on how frequently police deal with the violations.
"I don't have any problem with the fine amounts,"
he said. "It looks-like a lot of money on paper but it
takes a city employee's time to process it. Your aver-
age traffic citation runs between $85 and $135. The
fines have changed with the times."
The consensus was to leave it at $75. (See box for
complete fine schedule.)
They also agreed that the following categories ,of
violations will be subject to the citation procedure:
Class 1 animals, noise, nuisances, junked and aban-
doned property, peddlers and solicitors, and beaches
Citation fine schedule
Class First Offense
and waterways; Class 2 solid waste including open
dumpsters and dumping on neighboring or city prop-
erty, beach lighting and mosquito control; and Class 3
- house moving. Class 4 is yet to be determined.
The alcohol violations will be categorized by
Romine to determine which class they will be assigned
to depending on their severity.
They discussed how the citation procedure would
mesh with the current code enforcement procedure.
Kepping said he first visits the home to notify the
resident and deliver a copy of the ordinance. If no one
is home, he leaves a copy of the ordinance and a card
detailing how to correct the violation. The next day he
checks to make sure the resident received the notice.
If he is not informed by the resident that the vio-
lation has been corrected with in a few days, he sends
a letter giving the resident 10 days to correct the vio-
lation. If the violation is not corrected after 10 days, the
matter goes to the code enforcement board.
Master Gardeners graduate
From left, Manatee County Horticulturist Peggy
Dessaint congratulates Islanders Doug Copeland,
Susan Kehne, Sabine Musil-Buehler, Barbara
Parkman, Linda Sanders, Brenda Moore and Jo
Legg who completed the county's Master Gar-
dener class. Not pictured is Joyce Karp of Holmes
Beach. The 13-week course, developed by the
University of Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, was taught by the Dessaint
and other Manatee County Extension agents. The
course includes soil and plant science, botany,
environmental landscape management and design,
plant and urban wildlife management problems,
coastal vegetation, vegetable and citrus problems,
pests and pest control, tree and shrub identifica-
tion, computers, indoor pests and native plants.
Graduates received certificates and name tags at
last week's county commission meeting. Each
Master Gardener must perform 100 hours of
volunteer work for the county.
Islander Photo: Anna Copeland.
Florida Legislature relaxes FEMA guidelines
FEMA, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"By eliminating the non-structural requirements, a
lot of people who would not have been able to build
before now can," Bradenton Beach Building Official
Bill Sanders said. "And in the future, it will lessen the
cost of cumulative costs for remodeling."
There is a slight snag in the new law, though -
interpretation of what is "non-structural" has not yet
been outlined and building officials throughout the
state are being asked to use their best judgment in de-
termining what should and should not be calculated in
the 50-percent rule.
"The Florida Department of Community Affairs
has said they want to form a board of building officials
and determine the definitions of the two elements, non-
structural and roofing," Anna Maria Public Works Di-
rector Phil Charnock said.
"Until they enpct some kind of definition, they are
telling us to use our best judgment," he continued, add-
ing he was reluctant to make a determination that may
not meet the requirements of the eventual definitions.
A problem withone house not meeting the FEMA
requirements could jeopardize an entire city's federal
flood insurance coverage.
"It probably will be six months or a year until the
board comes up with definitions," Charnock said.
He said the change would be good for the Island.
"This will change the whole way we're doing busi-
ness," Charnock said. "We'll be able to do a better job
of turning around plans for improvements and won't
have to pick apart the numbers for applicants for build-
Holmes Beach Building Official Joe Duennes was
also enthusiastic about the new law.
"I like it," Duennes said. "My attitude is to be as
liberal as possible, and I think this is more fair it
removes a lot of the bookwork. It's really nit-picking
to assess someone for repainting their house."
Brenda Talbert, executive director of the
Homebuilders Association of Manatee County, said the
50-percent rule change will spur remodeling in the
coastal areas and provide an increase in property val-
"Not only will this change allow more cosmetic
repairs to be done," she said, "but it will also increase
the value of the property. Since more improvements
have been done, and the property value is greater, the
percentage value of future improvements will be even
"Hlome ownership is one of the strongest assets
Americans have, and we here at the Homebuilders Asso-
ciation are concerned about keeping the American dream
of owning your own home alive," she said. "This is a huge
win for anyone in the remodeling industry."
NC not contested
In the new procedure, Kepping would
issue a citation after the 10-day period in-
stead of sending the matter to the board.
,nse "Currently, 85 percent of the residents
take care of the violation before the letter is
sent," Kepping explained. "Eight or nine
percent carry on and complain and drag
their feet, then come into compliance be-
fore the deadline. The rest don't respond
and are ordered before the board."
"If Bill decides the case is not Gut and
dried and it would be more appropriate to
take it to the code board, he can do that,"
City Attorney Patricia Petruff added. "You
are giving him a degree of trust to decide
when it is black and white."
She gave an example of owners who
refuse to mow their vacant lots. They waste
the city's time by waiting until the day before the code
board hearing to mow the lots, she said. Then the pro-
cess is repeated a month later.
"That is the perfect thing for a citation procedure,"
she noted. "They can go downtown and explain to the
judge why they just have such a problem mowing their
Romine said the advantage to police officers is that
it will improve their effectiveness because they will
have a way to take care of problems quickly.
Stealey said the code board members agreed that
some violations should be excluded from the citation
procedure. For example, alarm violations, which al-
ready have a schedule of fines in the code, and boating
violations, which are enforced by the police depart-
He also noted that violations of the trailer ordi-
nance can be added to the citation procedure once the
ordinance is revised.
Red tide foes seek Island funding
Representatives from Solutions To Avoid Red START is a nonprofit citizens' organization dedicated
Tide will plead their case for public funds from munici- to funding and promoting efforts to control red tide.
palities and coastal residents of Anna Maria Island at START, which began in 1995 due to efforts by
a forum at noon Wednesday, July 23, at Anna Maria Longboat Key's then-mayor Jim Patterson, "will go
City Hall. Interested persons from Bradenton Beach national" this year. Evidence of red tide reportedly
and Holmes Beach are welcome to attend. exists in all coastal areas of the U.S.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JULY 16, 1997 0 PAGE 3 P[
Anna Maria City
7/22, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
7/24, 7:30 p.m., Code Enforcement Board
7/17, 1 p.m., regular commission meeting.
Agenda: contractor selection for Community
Development Block Grant, first reading on
increasing fishing fee of $1 for fishing pier, entry
short-list of city seal and motto, budget amend-
ment for body armor for police officers, building
official vehicle budget amendment discussion and
interlocal agreement approval for continued
police patrols at Coquina Beach. SPECIAL
NOTE: THIS MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE
IN TINGLEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 111
SECOND ST. N., BRADENTON BEACH
7/22, 9 a.m., Commission work session
on city hall complex
7/22, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
7/24, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
7/24, 2 p.m., Canal Commission
7/16, 7 p.m., Anna Maria and Westside Fire
Commissions' joint work session on interlocal
agreement. Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
7/17, 10 a.m., Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner's neighborhood forum Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
7/19, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Island Branch Library. 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
7/21, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
7/21, 3 p.m., Anna Maria Fire District Pen-
sion Board, Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive.
IF YOU CAN'T STAND
THE HEAT, YOU
HAVE TO GET OUT
OF THE KITCHEN.
When summer starts cooking, adding a Tranc XL 1200 air conditioner
is a sure way to turn down the heat. Equipped with the legendary
ClimatuffrM compressor for years of reliable service and the exclusive
Spine Fin"M coil for greater efficiency, the XL 1200 is one of the best
air conditioners you can buy. And it provides energy efficiency up to
14.0 SEER. So don't sweat it out this summer, see your local Trane
dealer for some cool relief. It's Hard to stop a Trane."'M
-z-\Vi Z SINCE 1982
AIR CONDITIONING / DUCT CLEANING
778-0773 / 383-9766
ANNA MARIA ISLAND LONGBOAT KEY
It's Hard To Stop A Trane."1 N
FPL PARTICIPATING INDEPENDENT
Bradenton Beach city commissioners will
discuss the city motto and logo during
Thursday's meeting, beginning at 1 p.m. in
Tingley Memorial Library.
A total of 43 entries were submitted for
consideration. A selection committee of Lynn
Hornack, George Sinclair and Emily Anne
Smith reviewed the entries and recommended
the logo at top left. Second place is above, and
honorable mention is at left.
Commissioners will make the final deter-
mination on the logo and motto.
First prize receives a dinner for two.
FLORID TREND Golde Spoo
Florida's Top 2
WINE SPECTATOR: Aard of Excellenc
ID II I~l IL I ; I
EB PAGE 4 0 JULY 16, 1997 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Variance will minimize height of house
By Pat Copeland
Opting to go with an elevated two-story home
that better suits the neighborhood, the Holmes Beach
Board of Adjustment granted a side setback variance
The alternative would have been a massive
three-story structure in a Key Royale neighborhood
of one-story homes.
Contractor Brent Whitehead made the request
for the setback variance from 15 feet to 12 feet on
behalf of property owner Dr. Harold Tabaie of 699
Key Royale Drive. The 12 feet is within the 20-per-
cent variance that can be granted according to code.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff asked about the
home's unusual design. At three corners of the home
are two-car garages and a pool house, all at ground
level. All three are independent structures from the
The design allowed him to lower the height of
the home to be more compatible with the neighbor-
hood, Whitehead said.
"We were approached by Dr. Tabaie to design
and build a home with a four-car garage" Whitehead
explained. "And he also wanted a large home. The
concern we had was that architecturally it would be
a very massive home next door to two nice single-
story homes. We wanted to be more sensitive to the
Whitehead said he confirmed with Building Of-
ficial Joe Duennes that the setbacks were 10 feet for
the first story and 15 feet for the second story. Af-
ter the building was designed, Whitehead checked
again and found Duennes' interpretation was in er-
ror. According to code, both stories of a two-story
home must have 15-foot side setbacks.
"We are here to try to find a solution,"
Whitehead continued. "We pulled the garages out
from under the building so we could drop the build-
ing as low as possible and made side entrances, so
they don't look like garages. The alternative would
be two double car garages on the first level and two
levels on top of that."
Paul Swanberg, president of the Key Royale
Resident Owners' Association, said the group.appre-
ciates the design that brings the level of the home
"In order to grant the variance, you need to look
at your six requirements," Petruff advised. "Each one
must be met and you must conclude that strict en-
forcement of the ordinance would result in either
practical difficulties or an unnecessary hardships for
Board Chairman Hugh Holmes Jr. said the prop-
erty owner went to a great deal of design expense
based on misinformation from the building official.
Petruff said even though a mistake may have oc-
curred, it is not one of the criteria for a variance.
Board member Wendell Keith asked if the error
would set a precedent in the case.
Petruff said it is not the board's job to decide if
an error occurred and it has no bearing on a variance.
In addressing the criteria, Whitehead said a spe-
cial circumstance exists because the neighborhood is
built out with one-story homes. Secondly, literal in-
terpretation of the ordinance would deprive the ap-
plicant of rights commonly enjoyed by other prop-
erty owners in the district.
"I remodeled a building five doors down where
it was an existing one-story house with a 10-foot set-
back on the side," Whitehead explained. "I got a
permit to build a two-story portion at a 15-foot set-
back. Literal interpretation would deprive my cus-
tomer of the same privilege."
Petruff said past commissions have allowed the
practice in remodeling older homes because they
"didn't want people to have to bulldoze their homes
in order to add on."
However, past commissions have not changed
the code for new construction. Whether the code
should be amended to allow "wedding cake" struc-
tures in which the setbacks are more for the second
story is an issue for the commission to decide,
"The law says what the law says until the gov-
erning body changes it," she pointed out.
Cortez Village to host Natives, Friends Picnic
The Cortez Village Historical Society will hold The new book, "Cortez Then and Now," will
the 1997 Cortez Natives and Friends Picnic on Sat- be available for purchase at the event. Plans for the
urday, July 19. from 1 to 5 p.m. at the historic Cortez Cultural Heritage Park on the property of the
Fulford Fish House. 1912 historic school will be discussed and a tour of
All residents, friends and interested persons are the Cortez Community Center will be offered.
invited. All are asked to bring food to share and a Call Mary Green after 7 p.m. at 756-3784 for
hearty appetite. more information.
Advocate becomes new president of Island Rotary
Michael Advocate, a real estate associate with
Wagner Realty and treasurer of the Holmes Beach
Civic Association, has taken over the presidency of
the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club for the 1997/98
The objectives of the coed club is to encourage
and foster the ideal of "Service Above Self" in four
primary avenues of activity: club, vocational, com-
munity and international service.
The club meets every Monday evening at 6 p.m.
at the former Back Bay Steak House. yet to be re-
named, in Holmes Beach
Call Advocate at 778-0608. for membership and
information about the organization.
1997 Official Rules: .osrA
1) The Kodak international Newspaper Snapshol Awards (KINSA) contest is stricly for aimaileur pholoi(aplihrs Ainteuli L
Photographers are those who derive less ohan 5% of their income irom photography
2) Irleninaional winners will be selected by an independenl panel ol lidges based on some or all of Ihe lillowing cilerMcr Poltr
S D el.. .. Ir.... I e ju,4e. I .. .. ini ,.l I i ... ..A..I I i . . A imald
10,1997, eligible enlries mustlhave been received from Ihe sponsoring newspaper and poslmarhcd no1 late llhan Auglusl
3) i,, ,,,,I *ni .,. ,,,.' .,i. .1.i ,o . *I, J i I,, I i' ..i. u Io II I. h i ,, r a lwo -yeaiolig ib lily Pholo s .
4) Entrants are permitted to submil pictures to only one newspaper partlcipaling in the KINSA conlesl 1 Any takes
5) Snapshots may be lal en wilh any make of camera, bul all entries must be laken on KODAK F13m AND, If printed, on I ) This caont
KODAK Paper. No retouching or olher alteration (excepl cropping) is permitted ol negatives or prnll: no composite plclures
or multiple printing can be submilled
6) Entranl's name and address musl be wrllen clearly, in ink, on the back of each plnlt or lansparcecy mooinl Mil0 enllles
to the KINSA Conlest Edilor. care ol Ihis newspaper.
1, ih h I~ 1,1 ,,I I, I,,. ,iU1111,,ll,,ij i1 I . . I ,, i I I 1,,i ,,. I I I 1 ,, I' ,, I hh,, 1 1 ', ,I,, h, lll,, I ., ,-,,
Pr l' "'" I" ... .. .. ...... ,,,. .. ......., ",. ..." ... ...... *" "* "' l """ '" "" ... . .. .. P le a s
i.. ,,, ,,, , n. .. ,, ,.,,,...,,,,,,,,,, ,...., ... .,,,, ., ~, ,..... .Bys
... l l ..... ...... . 11 .. .... ..' , I, I,
a t f.. li I y. . ', .... .. , ... .. .. .. mr. . .., .. I ... *. ... ... .. O. N A M E
promotion ofl his or any oilier conlest II enly Is on ADVANTIX Flim casselle, the cassette will be reluimed 1o the enlrail ADDRI
al Ihe conclusion of the Inlernalnal Conies Howevcr, all righls of exclusive usage ol the pfize-w lning image will renlain
will Kodak CITY
... I T.. I '. ,11....! ,I .. I. 1 ..... , r ... fl I .. .. .... ..... .... .... .. P H N I
..i ,5 i, ,...6 . 1,- 1 ,i i ... . u .. 1 1.... ",h ,7,flI,,i PH O NE
Failure lo sign and return the Agreemenl wilhnn 20 days bl is receipt may result in lofeilre ol tic local pinze and selecllon DATE
o a new winner
8) Cash Dlzes lolaling $52,500 US will be awarded in Internalional Judging as follows LOCAl
Grand Prire S10,000 U S, I have
2 Firsl Prizes $5.000 U S each
2 Second Prizes 3.000 U S each
2 Third Prizes $2.000 U.S each
50 Ilonot Awaids $250 Ui S each
200 Special Merit Awards $50 U S each
*1 0 ily.e I c "10 C li o lI the''lllr vs of
h S lll e I
Iape & Scenic I'IIiI
* Achn "A ction
s New B uenlls
, .... ... ". lr. p.,,r
on prizes are LIe sole respuonbilily lof he winners Any cash price won by a innol0 will be awarded 10 a palren
an Prii righils are not translerable
est is void whome prohibited and suheccl lo al applicable laws adod roulations
e attach to photo and mail or deliver to The Islander
tander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217. I S A N
"Attention, KINSA Editor." iiL'IE
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
I Just two chances left to win ...
PHOTO WAS TAKEN:___
ION PHOTO WAS IAKEN: __
read the competition rules and affirm that this entry is
in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE OF ENTRANT
Contest dates: Issue 77/23, 7/30.
Weekly deadlines: 7/18, 7/25.
Local prizes: Weekly winners receive a merchandise
certificate from Kodak, a choice between an Islander
Bystander "mullet-wrapper" T-shirt or hat, a framing
certificate from Longboat Framing Gallerie
and a dining certificate from
The Sandbar restaurant.
0 Eastman Kodak Company, 1997
KODAK International Newspaper Snapshot Awards
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 16, 1997 0 PAGE 5 E
Residents thwarted on pipeline/swale request
At the July 8 Anna Maria commission workshop,
residents again approached the podium to request con-
sideration of a study for a swale to meet storm-water
drainage needs between Pine and Magnolia avenues
behind the Anchorage restaurant property.
Residents at nine addresses on Magnolia, Spring
and South Bay Boulevard presented a written "state-
ment of concern" including a request for the second
study and a vote by the commission.
They were asked by Mayor Chuck Shumard to
wait for the final report on the pipeline feasibility to
come back from engineers and the review for permit-
ting from the Southwest Florida Management District
before the city would consider funding the alternative
Commissioner Robert McElheny said he also pre-
fers to wait. "You're putting the cart before the horse,"
he said. "They may tell us no but we should wait for the
pipeline study and then pick it apart."
Commissioner Elaine Burkly pressed for an an-
swer from the mayor, "If Swiftmud says this plan
works, will you go with the pipeline plan without look-
ing at the second swalee] option?
Shumard said "Yes. If they say it will work, we'll
Volunteers sought in
Volunteers are being sought for advisory
boards in Anna Maria.
Vacancies on the city's code enforcement and
capital improvement committees has prompted
the call for citizens. There is one special item that
applicants need note: Florida law requires them to
file a financial disclosure form.
A "pool" of applicants is kept in city hall and
drawn upon when vacancies appears on the city's
boards, advisory committees or for special
projects. Forms for applicants are available at city
hall through City Clerk Peggy Nelson.
Information, call 778-0781.
go with the plan. We've got to get this done."
Burkly also asked Shumard if commissioners and
the public would be allowed to attend the presentation
of the pipeline plan by the firm engineering the study,
Zoller, Najjar and Shroyer Inc.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock voiced con-
cern over public input taking up valuable time that
would be added to the city's bill and Shumard agreed
to allow attendance at the presentation but to limit
questions until such time the plan could be studied by
Following the meeting, Shumard said he "can" al-
low attendance at the engineer's presentation and that
he would only notify the public if he decides to allow
commissioners to be present, in accordance with the
Island youth entertain to travel to help needy
Teen-age members of All Island Youth, sponsored by Roser Memiorial Community and Gloria Dei Churches,
offered a Dinner Theatre to raise funds.for a Christian service trip to Allentown, Pa. Theater-goers enjoyed
an evening of skits after being served a fidll-course meal. The event earned the youth $3,000, putting them over
the top for their needed fimds. The teens will leave July 26 for a week of providing home repair to elderly
persons residing in Lehigh Valley. Repairs will include painting, roofing, drywalling and carpentry. Becky
Byram, left, John Falcone and Mike Dart performm a skit about peer pressure entitled "The Kid With the Boxer
Shorts On His Head. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
BIGGEST LITTLE BIKE
SHOP ON EARTH
'They say their
mecthan ic can teff
what ailsI your /ike
just by the vway' it
talks while \you re
riding 6y andfix
it for the change that
chimes in your pocket.
Dgnht or Alivg:
Buy, Sell, Travd.
Pickj ^td Dcfllvzry-
'Outlaw RP'i Sv'ti is
Tu I N r ,l t -.........$4.99
FREE E t Y .
E b* *r** .j*rA f $,.99
5302 Mvlrt, Drive t t44 !cor tr of
Gulf a ,,U
Hlolt^,s B<&A M\rii,.\ Drives
When Disaster Strikes...
Will Your Home Or Condo Be Ready?
3M ScotchshieldTM Safety Film Helps Protect Against It.
* VIOLENT WEATHER
3M Protection from hurricanes,
summer storms and tornadoes.
* UNWANTED GUESTS
3M Protection against burglary and
smash and grab theft. Hrran
3M Protection from sun damage to
your valuable furnishings.
3M Protection from uneven cooling
and air conditioning costs.
* TURTLE FRIENDLY LIGHT
3M film belongs on all the windows in your
HOME or CONDO!
3M Scotchshield" Security Film
Scotchtint"' Sun Control Film
3M ScotchshieldTM Ultra High Performance Window Films
Storm Protection Heat and Fade Reduction
SSafety and Security 24-Hour Window Protection
Manatee County's Only
Authorized 3M ScotchshieldTM Dealer
(Guardian Glass Shield
359-3636 or 708-3636
a HSS E1)GE-LOCKTM
Tested to resist Wid-s of 1755 mllph
7910 Tamiami Trail North Bradenton
Locally Owned and Operated
i PAGE 6 I JULY 16, 1997 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
What goes around ...
Conversation and commentary fly like chicken
feathers blowing in the wind in Holmes Beach over the
most recent squabble between Mayor Bob
VanWagoner and Commissioner Don Maloney.
Between the chickens and the flurry over Anna Maria
Mayor Chuck Shumard's orders for a manicured lawn to
replace native vegetation at city hall, there's been plenty
of fodder for residents of the two cities to peck over.
It even carries to the docks in Cortez, where last Sat-
urday night friends and supporters of the Florida Institute
for Saltwater Heritage gathered for a mullet dinner.
Advice to solve both problems fowl and flora -
came from long-time commercial fisher Alcee Taylor.
Taylor said that many years ago when he first came
to Florida he settled in Jacksonville with his family and
kids. One day while he was driving home he found a
chicken wandering around some railroad tracks.
As he tells it, he scurried after that homeless
chicken, scooped him up and put him in the car. Once
home, the kids quickly adopted the chicken, naming
her Miss Hen.
Miss Hen ran free in the yard, running circles around
the house with the dog until she'd tire and lay on her back.
After a while, one of Alcee's neighbors approached him
asking how he kept his yard so nice. It seems all the neigh-
bors had big brown spots in their yards and trouble with
chinch bugs but not the Taylors.
And Alcee said when he came to Florida, he came
determined not to use pesticides or fertilizers. He pointed
in the yard to Miss Hen. See that chicken peckin' over
there. She's eatin' all the bugs she can find.
Miss Hen did a right fine job of keeping the bugs
out, he said.
And so he offered a bit of advice to Holmes Beach,
to send its chickens to live at Anna Maria City Hall,
where the public works director has said the city won't
be able to properly attend the new manicured lawn the
mayor wants in place of the recently removed native
landscaping because no one on the city staff is licensed
to apply the necessary chemicals.
A few chickens should keep it looking just fine.
As the fowl problem comes around again, we find
no one willing to talk on the subject in Holmes Beach.
Except for Maloney, who says it's more absurd
that VanWagoner accused him of becoming Herr
Goebbels when you take the mayor's letter of explana-
tion into account. Maloney says he resents the impli-
cation he propagandize in any capacity for the mayor.
Meanwhile, the mayor refuses to apologize for his
crude assimilation only to say he's sorry it became
public. You can expect this squabble to go a few more
rounds. And we're left to wonder what the carnival
geeks have to say about it all.
JULY 16, 1997 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 35
V Publisher and Editor
Paul Roat, News Editor
Kevin P. Cassidy
Capt. Mike Heistand
V Advertising Sales
V Advertising Services
V Production Graphics
Michelle Ruiz del Vizo
19" y 1ss 1 ra t
1997 Ardl i9nin
Single copies free. Quantities of five or more: 25 cents each.
1997 Editorial, Sales and Production Offices:
Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach FL 34217
FAX 941 778-9392 PHONE 941 778-7978
SLICK By Egan
SIIIIl Rlj IeI
Grass replaces natives
in Anna Maria
We are all offended by the destruction of the natu-
ral Florida park in front of Anna Maria City Hall.
How many hours have Mike Miller and his help-
ers volunteered to that year-around project?
What has happened to the memorial to former
Anna Maria Commissioner Mary Ross? What an insult
to the lady who had the vision of turning that former
wasteland into the beautiful native plantings we now
We would hope that Mayor Chuck Shumard could
find better ways to leave his mark.
Edward and Nancy Pedota, Carol Ann Magill, Pat
Pedola, and Carmen and Frank Pedota, Anna Maria
Destruction of native garden
This letter is addressed to Chuck Shumard, mayor
of Anna Maria City:
What a disgraceful decision you made unilaterally
concerning the native plant garden in front of Ann
Maria City Hall. You not only insulted the volunteers
who worked on the garden, you had the audacity to
attempt to erase the memory of Mary Ross.
If large plants or trees needed to be trimmed in
order for people to see city hall, why didn't you ask the
volunteers to do some cutting back?
Why didn't you discuss your thoughts with the
commissioners so a democratic decision could be
made? Is it a misconception that we are living in a com-
munity where elected officials make decisions after
getting input from concerned citizens?
It is certainly disconcerting to go by city hall and
see many years of volunteers' work toward native
beautification destroyed on the whim of one person.
Shirley 0 'Day and Winifred Whalen, Anna Maria
Native garden clearing
didn't go far enough
Everyone in the City of Anna Maria should be
thanking the mayor and commissioners for the beau-
tiful job they are doing in front of city hall.
The rat and snake-inlested breeding jungle that
was there will be replaced with green sod. Now people
will be able to see city hall and around the flag pole.
A diamond-shaped memorial area could be re-
stored and a Mary Ross memorial statue placed there
and any other memorials to the deceased who have
served Anna Maria.
I note, however, that the area being replaced with
sod should be a little wider over the pathway and out
to the street.
Thanks, again, mayor and commissioners for the
progress being made in the City of Anna Maria.
David Miles, Anna Maria
Uprooted garden kills
spirit of volunteerism
It would seem there should have been more discus-
sion before the native-plant garden was torn out at
Anna Maria City Hall.
There will always be differences of opinion regard-
ing landscaping, but to trample and uproot people's
sense of accomplishment, pride, and memory, not to
mention the spirit of volunteerism, was unnecessary.
Addressing these issues may have taken time, but
would still have been the right thing to do.
Susan Mele, Anna Maria City
Hats off to hat buyers
I would like to thank all the sponsors of the hat sale
last fall for All Children's Hospital. My friend Kristina
Modisett and I sold $180 worth of hats.
With this money we bought several toys: a large
doll house with accessories and two Little Tykes ride-
in cars. (These were requested by the Childlife Depart-
ment of the hospital.)
The toys will be used in the hospital playrooms. So
for all of you who bought hats, thank you. You have
helped bring a little joy to some sick children.
Alex Murphy, Holmes Beach
For more of
see page 8
THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Part 7, The Saga of Anna Maria City
by June Alder
A big eventfor Anna Maria Island at the height of the 1920 s Boom was the
picnic of the Peninsular Telephone Co., forerunner of GTE.
GATHER AT ANNA MARIA
The annual picnic of the Peninsular
Telephone Company will be held next
Wednesday at Anna Maria Beach. It is
not a picnic only for the Bradentown ex-
change of the big independent tele-
phone company, but for all branches as
well as the headquarters at Tampa.
It is estimated that from President W.
G. Brorein on down the line there will be
in the party not less than 700 persons.
This is the first time the general pic-
nic of the company has been held in this
section. Every employee who can be
spared from duty that day will attend
with family members from Tampa,
Lakeland, Bradentown, Clearwater,
Plant City, Bartow, Sarasota, Winter
Haven, Lake Wales, Haines City,
Frostproof, Tarpon Springs and Mul-
berry divisions of the Peninsular.
- Evening Herald, August 18, 1923
Think of it 700 people! The Is-
land hadn't seen a throng like that since
the dedication of the bridge in 1922
when there were elephants, a water ski
show and a wax replica of The Last
Supper. The new Town of Anna Maria,
inaugurated on August 7, had only two
weeks to get ready for the event.
Mayor Mitch Davis arranged for the
county to truck in several loads of shell to
spread on bumpy Snapper Street (as Gulf
Drive was then called) and hired a man to
mow down the carpet of weeds on Pine
Avenue. Town Clerk Jim Whitehead
posted "Speed Limit 20 Mi." signs at the
town limits. The agent for the New Hamp-
shire owners of the wharf got it patched
up. And Sam Davis at the beach pavilion
hastened to prepare 18 gallons of scallops,
shelled and packed in ice, plus traditional
fixin's for the visitors.
Came August 22 and at noon the
steamer Jessie B. Adams arrived from
Tampa with 300 picnickers aboard; oth-
ers made the trip in Model-T's and
roadsters loaded with beach umbrellas
and beach balls.
The Evening Herald scribe de-
scribed the scene in a crescendo of
"Some of folks walked from the
dock to the Gulf beach half a mile away.
Others went over in autos. There were
games on the.sands of the seashore. But
the biggest sport of all was the surf
bathing. A hundred or more shapely
young women were in the surf at one
time, and the mermaids that are wont
to haunt the silvery strands of the
broad beach took a look or two, tore
out whole handfuls of silky hair in a fit
of jealous frenzy and sank silently be-
neath the bottle green waves.
"Even Old Sol, who is wont to glare
down upon bathers during the early after-
noon, and put red and brown tints on
complexions that are so carefully saved
up for outdoor exhibitions, kindly pulled
a whole stack of clouds over his face and
kept it hid for the afternoon.
"But anon J. Pluvius frowned, and
the sky took it to heart and began to
weep. That made it necessary to hold the
shore dinner indoors, at the Davis pavil-
ion. But the pavilion is on the shore and
the dinner was a real dinner, and so there
you are! It was a shore dinner to the final
letter and the last escallop. Yes, that's the
way to spell the word."
After the gastronomical indul-
gence came the speechifying. Peninsu-
lar President Brorein and Bradentown
exchange super W. U. Lathrop praised
their "girls and boys" for upbuilding
the company (1923-24 was shaping up
to be the biggest growth year in
Peninsular's history). And the "distin-
guished guests" the mayors of
Bradentown, Palmetto and Sarasota -
glowed with optimism about the future
of the "Manatee section."
Host Mayor Mitch Davis may
have had a few words to say before the
crowd departed, but if so the Evening
Herald did not see fit to mention it.
Diving platform at the end of Magno-
lia Ave. is long gone.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JULY 16, 1997 E PAGE 7 II
Carpet Upholstery Cleaning
Dry Foam, Dries =Fastt-
We never use steam!
We have happy customers...
"Our wool rugs look wonderful. I can't
believe how bright the colors are!"
Dolly Young, Holmes Beach
Clean Carpet Looks Better & Lasts Longer
LEATHER & UPHOLSTERED
For fast, thorough, service call me,
Jon Kent, 13-year Island resident
and owner of Fat Cat.
or 387-0607 SBM
MEMBER: ANNA MARIA ISLAND & LONGBOAT KEY CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
We'd love to mail
you the news!
We mail The Islander Bystander weekly for a nominal $32 per
year. It's the perfect way to stay in touch with what's happening on
Anna Maria Island. Over 1,200 happy, eager-for-Island-news paid sub-
scribers are already receiving The Islander Bystander where they live
... from Alaska to Germany and California to Canada.
We bring you all the news about three city governments, commu-
nity happenings, people features and special events ... even the latest
real estate transactions ... not to mention advertising from businesses that
you need to stay in touch with if your "heart is on the Island." We're the
only newspaper that gives you all the news of Anna Maria Island.
The Islander Bystander is distributed free locally. But if you don't
live here year-round, or if you want to mail the paper to a friend or rela-
tive, please mail or drop off this form at our office with a check in the
proper amount or charge it to Visa or MasterCard.
BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTIONS (allow 2 weeks for delivery)
Q One Year: $32 U 6 Months: $24 U 3 Months: $15
U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTIONS
O One Year: $140 U 6 Months: $87.50 U 3 Months: $49
CITY STATE ZIP_
CREDIT CARD: EXP. DATE
MAIL START DATE: _
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Island Shopping Center 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
STEECHARGE IT BY PHONE: MR L
S -- (941) 778-7978
a ... ... .. ai ..........l.i.I......i..1 ...
LIM PAGE 8 0 JULY 16, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Holmes Beach commissions'
tower decision highest form
I think we should congratulate ourselves and our
Holmes Beach commissioners for taking a stand
against the placement of a 155-foot cell phone tower
on Smith Realty property at 59th Street.
As a homeowner directly across from the pro-
posed tower site (118 feet away), I perhaps had the
most to lose. I thank everyone who worked against
By voting no, and hopefully soon voting in favor
of a six-month moratorium as most communities are
doing, the Commission has acknowledged the
public's opposition to the building of a huge tower
like this in the middle of a residential neighborhood
for private profit.
A big thank you from me to all the activists out
there who cared enough to come to meetings, to
make public protest (covered by two TV stations and
three newspapers), to write letters, petitions and leaf-
lets, and who did hours of research about cell phone
towers and how communities are dealing with them.
The commissioners finally could not ignore the will
of the people. They realized that this was a short-
sighted plan and that we have to investigate the terms
and conditions for the proper placement of a future
cell phone tower.
Without the expert legal help of David Levin,
who has been fighting our fight against the fixed-
span bridge, we never would have had a re-opening
of the public hearing around this issue. Our legal
challenge has made the commissioner re-examine
our land use code so that it can be amended and clari-
fied to accommodate growth in a way that protects
As time was of the essence when the commis-
sioners first voted unanimously in favor of the 59th
Street site in May, I personally retained the lawyer
to challenge this decision. There are still outstanding
legal fees and funds are still needed. All contribu-
tions would be greatly appreciated sent to 311 59th
St., Holmes Beach 34217.
Thanks again to everyone for making democracy
Alice Grossman, Holmes Beach
CROWDER BROS. PICK.
Your Hardware Store And Much, Much More! EACH
3352 EAST BAY DR. HOLMES BEACH
778-0999 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Don Maloney is
no more a Nazi than Ci
you and I are ... and
neither of us answers 4 AN
The Islander By-
stander editing and July 7, 1997
editorials continue to
put words in my
mouth which were Re yours of July
The complaints ag
I became tired processed and correct
of Mr. Maloney progress and as most
writing numerous I would suggest
of the City Commissio
memos (and circu- wandering in the wast
lating them widely trying to become the
even while saying
to my face that he
preferred talking cc: city commission
things out privately
memos which in-
cluded many mis- 5901 Ma
statements of fact 941
about my actions
and which attempt
and which attempt VanWagoner's letter to Malon
to make one resi-
dent couple appear as habitual criminals. 1 urged
Mr. Maloney not to "become" even a Goebbels
Goebbels was known internationally as the "fa-
ther" of political propaganda, long before World War
II even started (tell the lie often enough unchal-
lenged and people will believe it); he soon also be-
came known for persecuting minorities by exagger-
ating their offenses. Eventually, as the degree of those
persecutions became known, he reached the rank of
Have your say
The Islander Bystander welcomes and encourages
your letters to the Editor.
The Islander Bystander reserves the right to edit
letters for length. Letters must be signed, and include
We'll Flood You
Your home or buisness insurance
policy probably does not cover flood
loss which accounts for approximately
75 percent of all property damage
caused by natural disaster. Complete
your important property insurance 4
protection with flood insurance from
Auto-Owners Contact us today.
Life Home Car Business
TAZI/o Pwo6m'Pe &
IISIIns rance Co. Ifce.
5412 Marina Dr.
Island Shopping Center
Holmes Beach (941) 778-2253
JESSIE'S ISLAND STORE SAVE-
CONVENIENCE DELI GAS
1 7our valuCo/edst r
N 55th St. O ow t_(ca ot(^
(O pen to Jessie's) l l b e o p n
j^S' We will be open
54tht. lley during Marina Drive
Road work and ...
SWe do appreciate
uf Dr. your patronage.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION ROUTE:
Local traffic will be allowed access from .
Marina Dr. at 56th St.... or use access from I
Holmes Blvd. at 55th St. (now open) ... or the E .i'" I
alley between 54th and 55th St. .J
5424 Marina Drive 778-6903
"The best news"
9903 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria
HRS: Mon Thurs 12 8
Fri & Sat 12 -9 Sun 4 8
But political propaganda and using one's rank
to bully an individual or individuals still make me
see red, even at its lower levels. Mr. Maloney cer-
tainly has used hyperbole against me; I hoped he
could take a counter-punch. I apologize to him -
not for the actual words I used (they were to make
a point), but for the fact they permitted you some-
thing which could be distorted as they were.
Mayor Bob Van Wagoner, Hohnes Beach
the city you reside in anonymous letters will not be
printed. All letters to the Editor will remain on file.
Mail or drop your letters off addressed to Editor,
The Islander Bystander, Island Shopping Center, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217.
Don't leave the island
without taking time to
subscribe to the best ncive
- the only paper with all
about the Island.
Mastc;rCald or Visa
by phone or visit us at
5404 Marina Drive, Island
S1fte, SpeciT S
4 VIDEOS Sf
Includes Green Dots,
Kids Videos and Games
NEW MOVIE $275
RELEASES 2 nights
We Buy and Sell Used CDs! VCR Rentals.
ity of Holmes Beach
2. received July 4
ainst the party on 72nd St. are being
ed, as they merit, with considerable
complaints are handled.
you pay more attention to the chairmanship
n, the oity's legislative body. which is
eland and going nowhere ... instead of
Herr Goebbels of Holmes Beach.
Chief Administrative Officer
arina Drive. Holmes Beach. Florida 34217
1/778-2221 FAX 941/778-2506
UNWWWWW KXXXXXXXXXXX~~r ~ IIR~II
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 16, 1997 M PAGE 9 JI
Holmes Beach mayor sets
third neighborhood chat
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner will hold
a forum for his opinions on July 17 from 10 a.m. to
noon at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
The mayor will discuss the 1997-98 city budget
and the challenges of financing a city on a barrier is-
land. City Treasurer Ann Mitchell will also be present
to answer questions.
VanWagoner said he will also expand on his pro-
posal for Island consolidation. He invites residents'
comments on the issue.
Mote plans expansion,
thanks in part to grant
Mote Marine Laboratory is expanding its Sarasota
research facilities, thanks in part to a $500,000 challenge
grant from the Michigan-based Kresge Foundation.
Mote has unveiled plans for a three-story, 37,000-
square-foot, $3.5 million building. The Kresge chal-
lenge grant requires Mote executives to raise $1.5 mil-
lion from the community during the next two years.
Kresge Foundation is an independent, private foun-
dation created by gifts from Sebastian S. Kresge. Chal-
lenge grants from the organization are made to institu-
tions operating in the areas of higher education, health
and long-term care, arts, humanities, human services,
science and the environment and public affairs.
Phase I of Mote's expansion plans calls for construc-
tion of the building's shell, connected to the present
aquarium and research buildings. Also included in that
phase is completing the first-floor build-out for lab re-
search and aquarium facilities, completing a library on the
Ladies & Mens Sportswear
40% ALL 1997 SWIMSUITS
Roxanne Rose Marie
O FF Robby Len Longitude
Selected cover-ups 40% OFF
1 S & S Plaza Holmes Beach* 778-4505 M
FINE STATIONARY TOILETRIES GIFTS
Christmas in July!
ALL MONTH LONG
45 % OFF
S All Christmas Items
MANATEE WEST SHOPPING CENTER
7465 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton 792-2046
sVFLY THE BES.
... largest selection of
gulf front rentals on
Anna Maria Island ...
3101 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
second floor, renovate existing aquarium with new exhib-
its and establish a $500,000 operational endowment.
Phases II and III will finish the second and third
floors with research labs.
Mote plans to select a contractor immediately and
work should begin by the end of this month, with a
completion date for Phase I set for March 1998.
Anna Maria recycles
Curbside recycling service in Anna Maria City got
off to a bumpy start on July 7.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said Waste Management
workers found garbage in many of the blue collection
bins. He said some people didn't receive instructions
and the city could use additional flyers.
City Clerk Peg Nelson said an additional 1,000 fly-
ers had been distributed at the Anna Maria Post Office
and at city hall.
They attributed problems to poor distribution of the
information flyer that was to accompany the blue bins.
"Some people received two flyers and some got
none," Nelson said.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said Aug. 1
is the pick up date for the large recycle bins at 402 Pine
Avenue. Waste Management has offered to pay $500
per bin for four bins at the city property and one bin
located at Waste Management.
Charnock said he will bring a chart to the July 22
commission meeting show use of the space by pub-
He said he would eliminate the eyesore at the Lake
LaVista inlet-Crescent Street area behind the public
works building and move bulk materials, shell and
limerock, from that area to the present location of the
recycle bins, adjacent to Historical Park.
Commissioner Robert McElheny agreed that the
valuable waterfront property should be cleaned up at
the corner. He suggested spending the $2,500 for an
Residents are urged to put plastic bottles, glass and
aluminum and tin cans (food and beverage only) in the
blue bin. Discard bottle tops and step on plastic bottles
to crush if possible. Rinse out bottles and jars to keep
the bin clean. Newspapers should be placed in a brown
paper bag or bundle and set on top of the bin.
Set bins at the curb early Monday morning or Sun-
day evening. Collection begins before 7 a.m.
Call Waste Management for information at 753-7591.
All's well in Anna Maria
Manatee County Sheriffs Deputy Ken Mears made
the monthly report of policing activity to the Anna Maria
city commission following the Fourth of July weekend.
Mears said there were no major problems or arrests
but a minor problem exists with juvenile break-ins. He
asked the commission to remind residents to "lock up."
He said a new patrol strategy of 12-hour fixed-shift
assignments may help alleviate some problems. "Dur-
ing the 12-hour shift you know where things are and
where they belong," Mears said.
Mears said he encountered a lot of problems with
fireworks although no one was arrested. "They were all
warned and I filled my trunk four times with confis-
cated fireworks." he said.
TY T 'AL tWYr
Is :. ,",,
Catch the TV Tidal Wave today.
And get all this:
*Standard Cable and great premium channels
*FREE Home Theatre movie coupons o0 O 0'
*FREE Hookups for 3 TVs 80
.~._ TIME WARNED
Time Warnor servicoabloe areas only Standard cable '1 '.1 I
package io s required and only a standard installation is 1
Iroo Installaio on n Intrior walls is additional. Somo t f. ttI '
equipmrn l may bo necessary. Other restrictions may '
rIpply Offor oxpiros Augusl 15, 1997. .
1 PAGE 10 0 JULY 16, 1997 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Sales & Service
25 Different Stunt Kites to choose from
and over 250 Banners & Mini Flags including
Collegiate, NFL & NBA Flags
5348 C GULF DRIVE S&S PLAZA HOLMES BEACH
CLOSE-OUT SALE & Accessories
Living Rooms Dining Rooms Bedrooms
Lanai Chaise Lounges Wicker and Rattan Recliners
Many Prints and Solid Cushions
All Kinds of Unique Specialty Wicker & Rattan Pieces
Plus Estate & Custom Jewelry Design
Tues Fri 10 to 5 Sat 10 to 3 792-4818
Pebble Springs Plaza
5917 Manatee Ave., Ste. 301 Bradenton, Florida 34209
By Mary Fulford Green
A cause for celebration
Most everybody everywhere loves a celebration,
and this is certainly true in the village of Cortez. When
we have that urge to celebrate, we make up a reason
and plan one. Celebrating every chance we get puts a
lot of life into living.
There were several recent events that needed some
celebrating. One was the 86th birthday of our matri-
arch, Ruth Mora Culbreath. The happy event was at-
tended by her two children, along with the six grand-
children, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews
and many friends who turned out to greet Ruthie. Miss-
ing was longtime friend and high school classmate
Doris Adams Green, who is recuperating in a care cen-
ter in Bristol, Tenn.
A somewhat sadder celebration was the "good bye"
for Mona and Leo Galle, who have moved to Mississippi
to care for a grandchild-and to assist in caring for other
relatives. Leo is a musician who plays with the Cortez
Grand Ole Opry and other groups. That ol' time music
played on for many hours as friends gathered on Sunday,
June 22, for food and fellowship at the Community Cen-
ter. All said "so long and hurry back."
The same day some 26 volunteers at the Fishing
Festival were treated to a cruise to Egmont Key aboard
the "Miss Cortez."
More recent events are the visits by teachers from the
Florida Teacher's Project, part of the Florida Humanities
Council. Three groups visit the village each summer. The
schedule includes viewing the video, "A Cortez Commu-
nity Portrait," produced in 1985 with a grant from the
council. Also included in the visit is a walking tour of the
village, a visit with Grandma Sallie Adams Fulford as
portrayed by her granddaughter, and a smoked mullet lun-
cheon served on the front dock of the historic Star Fish
House. The July 1 event featured a heart-to-heart sharing
about the work of a fisherman by Blue Fulford.
The week-long project allows Florida teachers the
opportunity to experience the real Florida while visit-
ing a different community each day. The Cortez visits
are hosted by the Cortez organization, The Florida In-
stitute for Saltwater Heritage, which is working to set
Group to coordinate
Manatee Millcnnium Jubilee, Inc. will be the
central clearinghouse for all activities and events
being planned for the celebration of the upcoming
Any group planning an event is asked to contact
William Holt, Century Bank, 6351 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton 34201.
up Florida's Maritime Center in Cortez. We truly cel-
ebrate our heritage when we share with others the
memories of our lives along with our hopes and
dreams. Cortezians do a good job at that.
Now for another celebration coming up where all
of you are invited. This is the Annual Natives and
Friends Picnic July 19 from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. at the
Fulford Fish House. We will be celebrating the release
of the new Cortez book, "Cortez Then and Now."
Personally, Linda Molto and I are celebrating as
our work is completed. The book, funded by a match-
ing "Grant in Aid" from the Florida Bureau of Historic
Resources, is due for its premiere release at the Natives
Picnic. The 240 pages contain 192 photos of the con-
tributing structures, including our scenic waterfront,
fishing boats and docks of this National Register His-
toric District. The "then" pictures are printed in sepia
and the "now" photos are in color.
Copies of the book will be available at several lo-
cations. Speakers are also ready with a presentation to
introduce the book to interested groups.
The village was listed on the National Register on
March 16, 1995 (the 128th birthday of my grandfather,
Captain W.T. Fulford, th e first pioneer settler to purchase
property for a home in Cortez). A photo of his first house,
later the McDonald home, adorns the front cover of the
new Walking Tour Map, also ready for release.
The 108 children registered at the Cortez Commu-
nity Center are celebrating in anticipation of spending
the funds being raised by the sales of the cookbook,
"What's Cooking in Cortez?" They have been given
200 copies and are selling to friends and neighbors to
raise $1,600 to buy needed equipment for their own en-
joyment. The book sells for $8 and telephone orders
will be accepted (792-7494). The "wish list" includes
another pool table, pool sticks, electric air hockey,
games for the Play Station, book shelves for the library,
a swimming dock and a VCR. The real celebration will
be at the pizza party when all the books are sold.
All kids of the community centers in Manatee
County are involved in earning credit for eight hours
of community service so they can attend the July 25
Gala Celebration at G.T. Bray Park, planned by the
county staff of the Community Services Department.
The Cortez kids look forward to this, too.
Plan now to attend our Natives Picnic and celebrate
each day as you meet others with a smile. Do what you
can with what you have, where you are, to make it a
good day (my formula for celebrating life itself) or as
another writer put it. "Today is the day the Lord has
made, Rejoice and be glad in it."
The Island Poet
We're a friendly group as you must know,
Always the first to say hello. -
Never too busy to stop and chat,
And we'll play cards at the drop of a hat.
Know all the best restaurants and all the good shows.
And if it's golf you want, better be on your toes.
You may talk about us and you'll be forgiven,
'Cause this my friend is Island living.
..... ......... '
Nature's chapel hosts Saturday night services
Wa'lk-in, hike-in, or rft-in to wor ship services h eld on ti ,beach ait Magnolia AviTinu in Annai Maria City.
Services, conducted by Roser Memorial Community Church, beg'iii at 7 p.m. every Saturday (weather permit-
ting). Musician Rob Roberts provides worship music. All of God's children are invited to attend. Islander
Photo: Edna Tieann
Phroto." Ednra Il'emannlrr
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 16, 1997 U PAGE 11 li
'29 A.D.' theme of
Vacation Bible School
"Marketplace 29 A.D." will be the theme for Va-
cation Bible School sponsored by Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church and Roser Memorial Community Church from
Monday, July 21, to Friday, July 25. The program is
open to children four years old up to those who have
completed sixth grade.
Because the Bible is a record of experiences shared
by real people,.Bible stories will come alive through
storytelling and drama skits with additional programs
of music and dance of the time. "Marketplace 29 A.D."
will also allow children to participate in activities of the
period'such as brick making, weaving and kite making.
A daily offering will supply relief for U.S. flood
Parents must register their children by Thursday,
July 17, and may do so by calling Roser Church at 778-
0414 or Gloria Dei at 778-1813.
In addition, Adult Vacation Bible School will be
held at Gloria Dei from Monday, July 14, through Fri-
day, July 18, from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Adult participants
may call either Roser or Gloria Dei to register.
Paid teachers needed for
youth programs at Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center needs
teachers for its after-school program working with chil-
dren ages five to 12 and its teen programs.
Applicants must be dependable, flexible, enthusi-
astic and positive educators who possess excellent
communication skills. An education degree is a plus for
the $6 to $7 an hour positions. Pay rate will depend on
Working hours include several Saturdays and eve-
nings for teen programs and 2 to 6 p.m. or 2 to 9 p.m.
weekdays and Saturday morning, afternoon and
The Center is a drug free environment. Resumes
may be sent to: AMICC, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria
City, Fla. 34216, or by fax to 778-9511.
Call the Center at 778-1908 for more information.
Island Chamber to talk red
tide, hold card exchange
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will sponsor a seminar entitled S.T.A.R.T or Solu-
tions To Avoid Red Tide, on Wednesday, July 23, at
noon at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria City.
Rob Haglund, executive director of S.T.A.R.T,
and the organization's founder, General Jim
Patterson, will present an update on what is being
done to control the toxic red tide. They will also dis-
cuss the experiments that seem promising and suggest
what the public can do to help in the research.
Also on Wednesday, July 23, from 5 to 7 p.m.,
the Chamber will host a business card reception at
Umbrella Beach Resort, 401 Manatee Ave.,
The reception is a networking opportunity for
members, guests and prospective members.
Call the Chamber at 778-1541 for information
about either event.
Miranda Zimmer, 16, of Bradenton Beach
and Layla Copeland, 19, of Anna Maria each
received a S500 scholarship from the Anna
Maria Island Privateers.
The scholarships were presented at the Pri-
vateers' annual Fourth of July barbecue at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. Both
students are currently attending a six-week
summer studies program at the Rhode Island
School of Design in Providence.
Zimmer, a senior at Manatee High
School, will use her scholarship to offset the
expenses of the summer program. Copeland
will use her scholarship to complete her
studies at Manatee Community College
where she is majoring in art.
S18 YEARS IN SERVICE
Ceiling Fan & Lighting Center
& FIREPLACE ACCESSORIES
Sales Parts Service Installation
4232 Cortez Road W. Bradenton
1-(800)351-FANS (3267)AN COMPANYu
*o Jewelry & Watch Repair
All work done in our own shop
Watch Batteries $1 88
$4.95 Installed Your choice $1 988
7358 Cortez Rd. W. Mens & Ladies regular $40-45
798-585C Three-Year Guarantee
N MATTRESSES 0 ADJ. BEDS SAVE s49900
SARASOTA 922-5271 Just off U.S. 41
1901 Hansen St. (one block south of Bee Ridge Road,
right on Hansen St. -- behind Tire Kingdom
9] J i U2 T;I T
Mary Alice Ames
Mary Alice Ames, 39, of Memphis, Tenn., and
formerly of Anna Maria, died July 8 at home.
Born in Brooksville, Fla., Mrs. Ames attended four
years of pre-med at Memphis State. She graduated
from Hernando High School in Brooksville and was
Miss Hernando County in 1975. She served 12 years as
a vocalist in the U.S. Navy Band.
She is survived by a daughter, Mollie of Memphis,
Tenn.; a son, Forrest of Memphis; and her mother, Ruth
Whiteside of Anna Maria.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home and Memphis Fu-
.neral Home were in charge of the arrangements.
Carol 'Pete' King
Carol "Pete" King, of Bradenton and formerly of
Anna Maria City, died June 23 in Shoreview, Minn.
She is survived by two sons, Richard and Donald;
two daughters, Jacquelyn Holm and Lynne King; and
companion, Robert MacDonald; six grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
William Joseph Meinel
William Joseph Meinel, 81, of Venice and for-
merly of Holmes Beach, died July 8 at home.
Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Mr. Meinel came to
Holmes Beach in 1981 from Valley Cottage, N.Y. He
moved to Venice in July 1992. He was a member of
Epiphany Catholic Cathedral Church. He was a U.S.
Army veteran of World War II. He was past commo-
dore and honorary member of the Yonkers Yacht Club.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores of Venice; a
daughter, Donna Rickelmann of Nokomis; a sister,
Grace Kurth of Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; and two
A memorial mass was held at Epiphany Catholic
Cathedral Church in Venice. A private burial was in
Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. James A.
McKee Funeral Home in North Port was in charge of
the arrangements. Memorials may be made to
Epiphany Catliolic Cathedral School Fund, 350 Tampa
Ave., Venice, FL 34285.
Lynn C. Pierola
Lynn C. Pierola. 40. of Bradenton, died July 6 in
Born in Jacksonville, Ms. Pierola lived in Manatee
County for 23 years. She was employed by the Mana-
tee County School Board. She was a full-time student at
the University of South Florida, majoring in education.
She is survived by two daughters. Nicole and
Lauren, both of B1radenton: a son. Zachary of
Bradenton: her parents. jerryy and Connie Cohy: three
sisters. Wanda Lester of Wewahitchka, Dec Dee
Kenncrly of Jacksonville, and Theresa Altnman of
Sarasota: two brothers, Rusty Coby of Jacksonville
and Jerry Cohy Jr. of St. A\ugustine: and her fiance,
Doug Dakel of 'Bradenlon.
A remembrance service was held at the Catalina
Beach Resort in Bradenton Beach. National Cremation
Society, Sarasota Chapter, was in charge of the arrange-
ments. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
House of Bradenton, c/o Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Bradenton, Fla. 34238.
Luther Hulon Sasser, Jr.
Luther Hulon Sasser Jr., 47, of Anna Maria and
formerly of Arcadia, Fla., died July 4.
Mr. Sasser came to the Island three years ago af-
ter living in Arcadia for 22 years. He was a retried real
estate salesperson. He was a member of the Anna
Maria Pier Rod & Reel Social Club and Calvary Bap-
tist Church in Arcadia.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry of Anna Maria;
four daughters, Stephani, Reid of Bowling Green, Fla.,
Tish Bostick of Zolo Springs, Fla., Kim Apodaca of
Arcadia, and Jennifer Sasser of Shclbyville, Ky.; three
sons, Rults of Bowling Green, Fla., Michael Sasser of
North Carolina, and ILutlher Iulon Sasser III, of Anna
Maria; his mother, Idelle Jones of Zollfo Sprins, s Ilat.:
two sisters, Gloria Fl(cnf'icld of I)eland, ll ., ;and Sylvia
Nicklow of North Carolina; and eight grandchildren.
Services were held in Arcadia. Burial \\as in
Joshua Creek Cemetecy. Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral
Home was in charge of the arran gements.
534 1 Gulf Drive tlolmes Beach. FL 34217 778-3636
Time for a
Tired of the same old hairdo?
Then mnke an appointment
today and lot our design loam
create a Matrix look you'll
love! Matrix's bodilul waves
and vibrant hair colors will
give you the fresh new
attitude you've been
looking for. Ask us about
the Systeme Biolage Style
Support Wave for soft
strength and style foundation. .
S matrix r ix
HAIR SKIN-COSMETI CS
MATRIX. EXPANDING THE SALON EXPERIENCE.
IIM 1 778-2586
5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
OPEN: Tues Fri 9 to 6 Sat 9 to 3 Closed Mondays
BI PAGE 12 0 JULY 16, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 4, information, 200 block of Gladiolus. The
complainant reported juveniles prowling and acting
July 4, burglary to an automobile, .800 block of
North Shore Drive. The victim reported a person un-
known removed a cellular phone.
July 6, information, Bay side of Bean Point. The
officer on beach patrol reported finding a large pile of
internal organs from what appeared to be a large animal.
July 7, information, 800 block of North Shore on the
beach. A turtle watch volunteer reported a person un-
known tampered with a nest but no eggs were missing.
July 8, 100 block of Tern. The victim reported a
person unknown made entry to the residence.
July 1, battery, 107 Gulf Drive S., Key West
Willy's. The victim reported as he approached the bar,
two suspects began harassing him and one struck him
in the face breaking his glasses. He said both suspects
kicked him while he was on the ground.
The officer responded, but the victim said he didn't
want to press charges. Later he came to the police de-
partment and said he wanted to press charges. The of-
ficer located the suspects on July 10 and filed a capias
request with the state attorney's office.
July 1, open container, obstruction, Coquina
Beach. The officer on patrol observed a subject drink-
ing beer, advised him he was in violation of a city or-
dinance and asked him to pour it out. The officer ad-
vised the subject that he would receive a $75 ticket if
he repeated his action.
Later the officer observed the subject drinking beer
again and issued a citation. The subject said, "Thanks for
the lunch," and began chewing up the citation and spitting
it on the ground. The officer placed him in custody.
July 4, missing child, Coquina Beach. The com-
plainant located a missing child and contacted police.
Nearly an hour later the officer located the mother and
said she was mentally and physically handicapped and
did not know to contact police about the missing child.
July 4, criminal mischief, 100 block of Third
Street South. The victim reported a person unknown
dented and scratched the hood of his vehicle and bent
the windshield wiper. Damages were $300.
July 4, lost property a wallet, 1301 Gulf Drive
N., Silver Surf Motel.
July 5, aggravated battery, 116 Bridge Street. Sports
Lounge. The victim reported he got into a pushing match
with the subject and the subject's girlfriend jumped on his
back. He said when he pushed her off, she hit him above
the eye with a cue ball and he partially lost consciousness.
When he opened his eyes, the subject and his girlfriend
were leaving. The cut required 14 stitches.
July 7, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown smashed
out the driver's side window and removed a bag val-
ued at $170 containing identification, $130 in cash, a
checkbook and a credit card.
July 8, theft, 200 block of Gulf Drive North. The
victim reported he was at the beach to watch fireworks
and when he went to a restaurant to get a drink, a per-
son unknown removed his cellular phone valued at
$325 from his blanket.
July 9, grand theft, 900 Gulf Drive N., Gulf Drive
Cafe. The victim reported she left her purse at the res-
taurant and when she returned to claim it, $350 in cash
July 11, resisting without violence, battery on a law
enforcement officer, 300 block of 28th Street, Holmes
Beach. The officer made a traffic stop in front of the
driver's residence and said the subject came out of the
residence and introduced herself as the driver's sister. She
asked if her brother would be arrested and the officer said
he hadn't determined that yet. The officer said she asked
to take the passenger home and he consented.
When the subject returned she again asked about
her brother's arrest and the officer had the same reply.
The officer said she continued to ask questions and was
becoming a hindrance to the investigation. He told her
to return to the residence and she refused. He told her
she would be arrested if she didn't comply, but she
The officer told her to turn around so he could
place the handcuffs on her and she started to walk to-
ward the house. When he grabbed her by the arm, she
turned around and struck him in the jaw, according to
the officer's report. She was placed in custody.
July 4, DWLS, 3300 block of East Bay Drive.
The officer operating radar clocked the subject at 57
mph in a 35 mph zone. He stopped the vehicle and is-
sued a citation. A check revealed the driver's license
was suspended. He issued a summons, confiscated the
PLEASE SEE STREETLIFE, NEXT PAGE
LIGHTS OUT FOR
LIGHTS OUT FOR
May 1 thru Oct. 31 9PM to 7AM
Please turn out beachfront lights.*
Lights disorient mother turtles
and especially turtle hatchlings
as they journey to the Gulf.
I J L J.I
Report turtles, turtle tracks, possible
nests and hatchlings to A l ta Maria
Ior 778-0068. u'wtle W atch
Sponsored by The Islander Bystander
*By city ordinance, Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach.
It's the law!
CUT OUT AND TAPE OVER LIGHT SWITCH!
Beachfront homes and condos and guests in beachfront rental units can have a handy
reminder at the front door or in the kitchen wherever it will be noticable that lights
near the beach must be turned out from May to October. Just copy this cut-out light
switch cover and post it. This is your chance to contribute to helping an
endangered species and just maybe the hatchlings you save will return to
your beach over the course of the next 100 years to nestl
5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 34217 (941) 778-7978
tLogboat Islanb Chapel
6200 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
4 383-6491 ......
Dr. Bill Grossman
Rev. Cleda Anderson
8:00 am .... Informal Worship
9:00 am ... Adult Study
10:00 am .. Worship Service
10-YEAR ALL PARTS AND LABOR
You want it? We've got it!
Because Amana gives you quality at a price
you can afford. When you know*
exactly what you want
AMANA MEANS QUALITY SINCE 1934.
778-9622 Holmes Beach
WE SERVICE PARTICIPATING
ALL MAKES & MODELS CONTRACTOR
by Dr. Clare H. Starrett
DON'T PLAY FAVORITES
When one foot is hurting, it's natural to "favor" it, to give it
a rest while you rely more heavily on the other foot for getting.
around. Severe pain can cause an obvious limp. More fre-
quently, though, the discomfort is mild enough that a person
alters his or her normal gait without even being aware that any
"favoring" is taking place. Either way, the result can be in-
creased problems for both feet and limbs. An altered gait puts
abnormal stress on back and knees. The problem can be fur-
ther complicated by arthritis. When walking is even mildly un-
comfortable, people tend to simply avoid walking and other
exercise. This allows body muscles to weaken at precisely the
time they are most needed to support arthritic joints.
If adverse conditions restrict mobility or activity, the entire
body can be affected. Don't fall victim to this situation. Seek pro-
fessional podiatric treatment before little problems grow into big
ones. And remember, your feet don't have to hurt. All you can
do is call ISLAND PODIATRY at our two convenient locations
in Anna Maria (779-1100) and Bradenton.
I have two convenient locations -
In Anna Maria and Bradenton 779-1100
tioser nJemoria l Tmurnunitu (IpTrcrdl
Pastor Wayne An Interdenominational Christian Church
D. Kirk Serving the Community Since 1913
Morning Worship 10 am
Adult Sunday School 9 am
Children's Summer Sunday School 10 am
Seaside Service Sat. 7 pm
at Magnolia Ave. at the Gulf
Transportation & Nursery Available
512 Pinc Ave. Anna ,la ia 778-0414
A\.11,u],l1 b fl, f'yro l
r our proestsoal n
* More poNwer
* Longer full
to 7 years
labor & in-home
* Exclusive Quiet
For \our best \value in
disposer.sa.ak about the PROS!
5348-B G ulf Dr.
"More than a
100% cotton hats:
$7.50. Adult sizes
Medium to X-large, 100%
white cotton T-shirts:
$10. Includes tax. Add $3
for mail order.
"Guidc'" diicoiunte.d to
$10 plus o.Ices tax. Visit
to ,Iat, 54041 Marina Drivc.
InlaLrJd Shoppingo CcnIxer,
HI oln IIc 3c, ich.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 16, 1997 U PAGE 13 
STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 12
license and gave the driver a ride to the convenience
store on the east side of the Anna Maria Bridge.
July 4, Marchman Act, 4500 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer observed the subject fall from his bicycle and at-
tempted to aid him. He noted that the subject was ex-
tremely intoxicated and refused to give his address or ac-
cept a ride home. He said the subject was uncooperative,
was yelling at him, could barely stand and almost
stumbled into traffic. The subject was placed in custody.
July 4, code violation, Key Royale Bridge. The officer
on marine patrol observed two juveniles jumping from the
bridge. He informed their parents, who were in a boat
nearby, of the violation. He checked the boat and found
it had an expired decal and missing identification num-
bers. The parents had no registration in their possession.
The officer advised them to return home and cor-
rect the violations. They began to leave, but the officer
stopped them again because the juveniles were riding
on the bow with their legs hanging over the side. He ad-
vised them to study water safety regulations.
SJuly 4, traffic, 600 block of Marina Drive. The
complainant reported underage subjects were drinking
at the beach. The officer spoke to the subjects, found
the driver's license was suspended and advised him not
to drive. After walking back to his patrol car, the officer
observed the driver driving out of the beach exit,
stopped the him and issued a citation.
July 4, domestic, 200 block of 71st Street. The vic-
tim reported the suspect came to her residence, became
violent, slammed her head against a wall, struck her, then
dragged her to his vehicle and forced her inside. She said
he drove to a beach end street and she attempted to exit
the vehicle but he locked the doors and pulled a pocket
knife and held it while he yelled at her.
She reported he struck her a few more times before
she was able to unlock the door and run from the ve-
hicle. The officer checked the suspect-'s residence and
he was not home, so the officer issued a capias request.
July 4, suspicious, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The victim reported a juvenile subject was trying to run
her vehicle off the road and slowing down and speed-
ing up in front of her. She gave the officer the subject's
tag number and he advised the parents of their son's
actions. They brought him to the police department so
the officer could speak to him.
July 4, three counts of DUI with property damage/
injury. DWLS, careless driving, 700 block of Manatee
Avenue. The officer responded to an accident at the west
end of the Anna Maria Bridge. According to the report,
Danny Hall, 35, of Hudson, Fla., rear-ended one vehicle
and caused a chain reaction with three other vehicles that
were stopped because the bridge was up. The officer ad-
ministered field performance tests and placed Hall in cus-
tody. A check showed Hall's driver's license was sus-
pended and he had a warrant for violation of parole from
July 5, suspicious..500 block of 75th Street. The
complainant reported finding pry marks on the rear
door of her vehicle.
July 5, assistance, Intracoastal Waterway. The
officer on marine patrol responded to aid subjects in
distress. He jump-started their boat and a check showed
it had no radio, flares or emergency equipment. He
informed them they could not take the boat out again
until they purchased safety equipment.
July 5, 5351 Gulf Drive, Learning Publications.
The complainant reported an unknown person threw
rocks at the rear windows and broke five panes of glass.
July 5, disturbance. 63rd Street boat ramp. The
officer responded to a disturbance in which several
subjects were arguing over who could remove his boat
first. The officer stood by until the traffic jam cleared.
July 5, code violation, 33rd Street beach. The
officer on patrol found the subject had pulled his ve-
hicle to the water line and advised him that was illegal.
The officer noted that this is a continuing problem be-
cause there are no signs or barricades.
July 5, larceny, 48th Street beach. The complain-
ant reported she loaned her beach cabana valued at
$185 to a neighbor who put it up on the beach and the
next day it was gone.
July 6, noise, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County
Public Beach. The complainant reported a vehicle in
the parking lot playing loud music. The officer advised
the subject to turn it down.
July 6. suspicious, 30th Street beach. The com-
plainant reported reckless personal watercraft activity.
The officer advised the operator to keep his speed to a
Affordable health, dental and vision
coverage is available to you!
For more information on individually
designed plans for you and your budget ...
Call Jennie Bartley at 795-7868.
Underwritten by MEGA Life and Health Insurance Co.
DR. DIANE L. MICHAELS
501 Village Green Parkway
:Suite 15 *West Bradenton
(behind the Manatee Ave.Video Library)
minimum around swimmers.
July 6, Marchman Act, 5300 block of Gulf Drive
at beach walkway. The officer responded to assist EMS
and found the subject lying in front of the walkway
with a partial bottle of beer. The officer placed the sub-
ject in custody under the Marchman Act because he
had no one to take him home.
July 7, theft, 500 block of 74th Street. The complain-
ant reported a large pile of lumber was missing from the
construction site at his residence. He said most of it was
used lumber and the value was $2,100. He said he sus-
pected the contractor with whom he had a dispute.
On July 9 the complainant reported some of the
lumber was returned. The officer contacted the contrac-
tor who said he returned the lumber but threw away
most of the used lumber due to its poor condition. The
contractor said the complainant's estimate of the
lumber's value is absurd, according to the report.
The officer forwarded the information to the state
attorney's office with a capias request.
July 8, lost property a gold tennis bracelet,
3800 block of Sixth Avenue.
July 9. vandalism, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer reported the front
windows were broken out of two newspaper boxes.
Damages were $50 each.
July 9. noise, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, The com-
plainant reported the subject was playing drums and the
officer advised him to stop until later in the day.
July 9, lost property a cellular phone valued at
$200, 5400 block of Gulf Drive.
July 10, found property a white bucket, bait
net and black rope, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County
July 10, traffic. 6400 block of Marina Drive. The
officer operating radar stopped the driver traveling 41
mph in a 25 mph zone. The driver had an expired tag
and no proof of insurance. The officer issued a sum-
mons, a citation and a written warning.
July 10, vandalism, 7100 block of Holmes Bou-
levard. The complainant reported a vehicle damaged a
mailbox. Damages were $25.
July 11, battery, 200 block of Peacock Lane. The
complainant reported a disturbance by the street. The
officer found two subjects arguing over the possession
of a vehicle. The female subject hit the male subject in
the nose and claimed he pushed her and spit on her, said
the report. She was placed in custody.
Za Increases flexibility
cs Relieves pain and tension
a Relaxes body & renews spirit
cs Promotes balanced energy flow
Coming Soon to Hair Motions!
Patricia Emslie, LMT Dell D.L. Dell'Armo, LMT
Lic# MA0023639 Lic# MA0021487
New Patients Welcome
4*. "4. -.1
3909 East Bay Drive
ST. JOHN'S WORT
As seen on 20/20 ...
You may NOT have to suffer with depression
and drug side effects. For more information:
6717 Manatee Ave. W. 795-0478
725 Cortez Rd. W. 756-4666
5153 14th Street W.753-8902
7:30 to 5^ AND 4"0
Sat 8 to 12 HARDWARE
SFamily Owned & Operated
Custom Cabinet Making
Millwork & Wood Cut to Size
213 54th Street Holmes Beach 778-3082
Stephen G. Gloria J. Scott L.
Pelham. M.D. Fischer, M.D. Kosfeld, M.D.
Island Family Physicians
PROVIDING COMPLETE FAMILY CARE
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
3909 East Bay Drive #100, 778-1007
I[ PAGE 14 0 JULY 16, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Cortez restaurant deal suffers setback
By Jim Hanson
"1 guess it's back to plan B" for the Cafe Creole
planned for Cortez, Tampa restaurateur Anthony
Davanza said Tuesday.
He has been working for months to open a 275-seat
restaurant on the Cortez waterfront in the building that
once housed the Lobster Trap, then the Horizon, but
has been vacant for about four years.
Davanza said the federal Small Business Admin-
istration gave a cold reception to an application for
support for a loan which Davanza said his bank had
thought was "a 90 percent done deal."
Now he is "pursuing other options" for financing,
and asking the owner for more time. He had planned to
have renovation crews on the property by Aug. 1.
His "plan B" will take a couple of months at best
to bring to fruition, he said.
The restaurant building is across a canal from
Cortez Bait and Seafood fish house and east along the
waterfront from four other historic fish houses in the
old village of Cortez.
It is a 7,500-square-foot building "with glass all
around for really fabulous views.
Davanza is a former commercial fisherman who
opened his first restaurant, Selena's, in Hyde Park in
1979. He sold that to open the Cafe Creole in Ybor City
10 years ago. The 220-seat restaurant features seafood
a la Louisiana.
He has brought his specialties to several festivals
in Cortez in past months. Last Saturday evening his
seafood bisque won plaudits from a tough bunch of
critics Cortez people attending a meeting and din-
ner of the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage.
3900 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7 AM to 10 PM SUNDAY 7 AM to 9 PM* PHONE 778-4100
PRICES EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY-TUESDAY, JULY 16-22, 1997
WE WELCOME FOOD STAMPS
11 a.m. to NOON
IRight heron Anna Maria Island!
^Sil^^^Right here on Anna Maria Island!
) LI D E ATiMENTI
I I D PA M T
We reserve the right to limit quantities
THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING ISLAND FOODS ...
Snooty's birthday celebration full of activities
Join Snooty the Manatee on Saturday, July 19, p.m. Admission to the birthday party in the Spanish
at the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium Plaza is free and admission to the museum, plan-
and Parker Manatee Aquarium to celebrate his 49th etarium and aquarium is reduced.
birthday and promote wildlife awareness. The activities will take place at 201 10th St. W.,
The festivities will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 Bradenton. For more information, call 746-4131.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I JULY 16, 1997 U PAGE 15 L]I
Dinner on the docks of the Fulford Fish Company
in Cortez on Saturday night was "fine as kine" as folks
there would say.
The weather cooperated, a few fans built up a
breeze and the food was splendid. "Bystanders" Bob
Ardren, Jim Hanson and myself were guests of a
Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage special gather-
ing an annual dinner and business meeting.
It was the best dinner meeting I've ever been to ...
no podium, no speaker, no announcements and no po-
litical posturing. Just good friends and new acquaintan-
ces enjoying each others' company. One couple, the
husband an east coast fisher, came over from Sebastian
to enjoy the feast.
Most of the volunteers and many of the guests were
familiar Cortezians, among them plenty of Fulfords,
Culbreaths, Greens, Bells, Taylors and other familiar
Claude Fulford and Lane Schrock were working the
mullet fryer. Wahoo spread (fooled nearly everyone who
assumed it was mullet) was prepared by Paul Brugger,
retail manager at Star Fish Market. Cold shrimp by the
bucketful was compliments of Star as well.
The Culbreath women, Jeri and daughters Anita and
Carolyn, made a bunch of desserts. And Star owner Karen
Bell prepared "good-as-mom's" banana pudding.
The Seafood Shack kicked in the requisite cole
slaw and Jeri Culbreath made the baked beans. Karen
Bell also made some tasty three-bean salad. Whew!
Then there was the seafood chowder. Mmmmmm
good. I really thought it was gumbo but I was quickly
corrected by the maker, Ybor City's Cafe Creole
owner Anthony Davanza.
Davanza's become one of the "players" in Cortez
with a bid in to open another restaurant at the facility
first opened by the Lewises at the old Bayshore Sea-
food property. It then became Jack Baker's Lobster
something and next Coquina something. It's been
closed up tight for five years.
His chowder was brown like a Louisiana roux and
chock full of tasty seafood morsels. He confirmed my
tastebuds' guess at a hint of sherry. "White wine too."
"It's Love At First Bite"
ATO'S ISLAND RESTAURANT
Monday 5 to 9 pm
ENTERTAINMENT BY FATU B.Y.O.B.
Serving Breakfast & Lunch 7 Days
Mon Fri 7 to 2 and Sat & Sun 7 to 3
1 1 S BAY BLVD ANNA MARIA (041 778-1 1i
., and plentiful
F tFriends, family and new
Acquaintances dined on
the docks of Fulford Fish
tCompany in Cortez last
b \ week as guests of the
I Florida Institute of
S, Bonner Presswood
But Davanza made apologies for his reservations
about the restaurant. The deal isn't sewn up yet but if
wishing makes it so, we think it will happen.
Davanza represents a great shot in the arm for
Cortez, not just for jobs and a thriving business, but he
says when in Cortez, he'll do like the Cortezians. He
already has plans for fresh, fried mullet on his menu,
"just like we're having tonight." and other seafood
available from local fishers.
Now that's something to look forward to.
If you missed out on this old-fashioned community
dinner, why not take the Cortezians up on their invita-
tion to the Cortez Native Picnic on Saturday. July 19.
starting at 1 p.m.
Native or not, bring a dish to share and enjoy some
reminiscing with some real friendly folks.
S Open Daily 7am to 10pm Breakfast Lunch Dinner (
Home of the OD & REEL
875 North Shore Dr. Anna Maria Island
Great Food, Great Beach. Great Fun!
Enjoy our value-priced daily specials and our fresh, native
seafood for lunch or dinner daily. Relax in our cool dining room,
or sit out on our Gulffront deck to live -
music and a fabulous sunset every
evening. Enjoy the steel drum sounds
of Trinidudes Wednesday nights,
Cairo's rockin' reggae on Sunday
afternoons and R.P.M.'s rock and
roll favorites every other
evening during July.
Call ahead for preferred seating.
It's great music,
and great fun! ES houge
I agrerato.gat .g tfu.
Celebrate Summer at the MAR VISTA!
ANNA MARIA OYSTER BAR
On Anna Maria City Pier c I"
1 o cvs
* DINING OUTSIDE
ON OUR DECK
* DOCKING BAIT
* FOOD TO GO
* SNOW CONES
AT THE SNACK SHOP
* 9 6z. Florida Lgobstebiail )' (
* 1 Ib.iskani Crab Legs (c()i''
*1 1/4 Ib. Live Hard-Shell Maine Lobster
Served with potato & slaw or corn
Live DII s
S-- Howie Mon- Fri 3 to 5
Banfiold a ,l ....
/' Friday, Saturday
a, and Sunday
Outside On Our Deck F IAll- -nan-Fat Fish Fr
ALL SUMMER !
M r i ro BR.AN 7 e )
5702 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-1776
With A Complimentary Bottle of Wine!
With this ad & the purchase of two dinner
entrees, receive a bottle of Champagne,
Chardonnay, Petite Syrah, Merlot or
By land ...760 Broadway St. Longboat Key
By sea ... Marker 39 Intracoastal Waterway 383-2391 Exp. 7/31
! uL. I nElEtl:LI ElL.|liL.| L t^ El i L L E|tEt |ElE lLE LE| lE E |Lt lLE L-|IJ|L^.lL'|til EL j i lU|L^^ ^
11/4 lb. Live Maine Lobster $11.95
1 lb. Alaskan King Crab Legs $11.95
Also Daily Lunch Specials from $5.95
Daily Dinner Specials starting at $9.95
I] PAGE 16 M JULY 16, 1997 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Islander leads division in personal watercraft circuit
By Jim Hanson
Bret Vande Vrede of Holmes Beach is only in his
second season competition, but is far ahead of the pack
in his sport. -
He has won six national tour events so far in his di-
vision of personal watercraft competition. This, said his
father David, "gives Bret a sizable 94-point lead."
Coming up on Friday, July 18, is a big race on Lake
Michigan at Chicago, then the
following Friday at Pontiac,
Mich., and the grand finale
the first four days of August
at Pittsburgh. Earlier races on
the national tour were at
Oroville, Calif., San Diego,
Dallas, Denver, DesMoines
Vande Vrede this
Vande Vrede spring won the four-stop
Florida World Cup series
and the big season opener at Islamorada.
He races in the Expert Runabout 785 Superstock
division in the Big Red Jet.Sports Tour. He hopes his
record in the tour will qualify him for the world finals
in October at Lake Havasu, Ariz.
Other local competitors are Troy Snyder of
Bradenton, currently in fifth place in the Expert Run-
about 1200 division, and Eric Lagopoulos of Longboat,
who is in the top 10 of the Runabout 785 division in his
first year of competition.
Leader of the Neptune Racing Team is Bo
Dupriest, two-time national champ. At Palm Bay, on
Florida's Atlantic coast, he builds Neptune craft with
Vande Vrede's help.
Young Bret is the team's top mechanic as well as
driver, said his proud mother, Kathy. "He can tear
down an engine and put it back together in 20 minutes,"
which he often has to do under the stern eye of officials
when a Neptune boat places high.
OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER DAILY
FULL MENU PLUS DAILY SPECIALS
FRANKIE GUNN & RICK WILSON
MONDAY 9 MIDNIGHT
WEDNESDAY 9 MIDNIGHT
FRANKIE GUNN & RICK WILSON
THURSDAY 9 MIDNIGHT
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9:30 n.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Bret Vande Vrede shows the form that has led him ahead of the pack in his division in personal watercraft
racing. Islander Photo: Courtesy Kathy Vande Vrede
As in other sports, boat racers are paid for winning.
When he wins, Bret gets "contingency money" from
the makers of his fuel, handlebars, spark plugs, cloth-
ing and so on.
The tall, slim 23-year-old started in fast vehicles
when he built a dragster car, traded around to end up
with a watercraft. Mom recalls.
He workedin his parents' A Paradise Realty and
property management firm here, but lately has been
wrapped up in boat building at Palm Bay. A recent
offshoot of his racing was doing a water-borne com-
mercial for Hite Japanese beer in the Florida Keys.
ROTTEN / WATERFRONT DINING
HRALPH'S FULL MENU FULL BAR
S 1 Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week
"o 902 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Yacht Basin
FISH-N-CHIPS MON-THURS ONLY
Now open: 2nd Location
Rotten Ralph's Eastside
Daily Dinner Specials Beer & Wine
Tues-Sat I I ani to 9 pi1 Closed Monday
Sunday Breakfast & Lunch 9 am 2 pm
4606 Manatee Ave. 1E, sR 6M iulin Ricver Pla.i/i 746-3097
He and Dupriest haul the boats from race to race in
a 40-foot trailer, staying with friends or at a hotel with
special racers' rates at each destination. A fourth Vande
Vrede, Bret's sister Tia Bartholow, makes the advance
arrangements for the team.
He has never been injured, though there are acci-
dents in most races, says Kathy. Last year at Lake
Havasu "he was in a wreck and got a big hole in his
boat, but he patched it up and came in second."
She and her husband plan to attend all the races
Bret is in this year, as they have in the past.
"I'm the oldest groupie in the pits." she said.
SEAHORSE OYSTER BAR
MONDAY: $1 OFF DOZEN OYSTERS
STEAMED OR RAW
FREE POOL: 6 to close
TUESDAY: PEEL & EAT SHRIMP $9.95 / lb.
Drink Special: $2 for the first Daquiri,
$1 for the second Daquiri
WEDNESDAY: WINGS 250 each, Minimum 1dz.
THURIDAY: $1.50 Domestic Longnecks
ALL DAY ALL NIGHT
FRIDAY & SATURDAY:
FREE JUKE BOX 8:30 TO CLOSE
16 oz. New York Strip .......................................... $11.95
Crab-Stuffed Lobster Tails ................................... $11.95
Grouper Rockefeller ....................................... $8.95
"All-You-Can-Eat" Fried Grouper Fingers ........... $7.95
KEY EST ILLY
Outrageous Dessert Room
HayeLoft Dinner Specials
A4ppeirzer &' DesOrt oom
Skip Cook Jazz Piano . Fri thru Tues
Your favorite jazz standards...
"K" & The Rhythm Man . Wed/Thurs
featuring Tim Propas & Karen Signorino
A Cornucopia of sound...
Euphemia Haye Restaurant
5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, Florida 34228
Reservations / Information 941.383.3633
7:30 till close... -9
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 16, 1997 U PAGE 17 [J
By Kevin P. Cassidy
Summer is ... a kick
in the grass
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's sum-
mer indoor-soccer season is now under way with a to-
tal of 13 league teams. There are three teams participat-
ing in the 5- to 7-year-old division, four in the 8- to 10-
year-old division, four in the 11- to 13-year-old divi-
sion and two teams in the 14- to 16-year-old division.
"The league is a noncompetitive, purely recre-
ational activity intended for Island youths to get their
feet wet for the upcoming outdoor season," says Scott
Dell, program director at the Center. He added, "there
will be no standings and no official score kept at the
games." For more information on the league, call the
Center at 778-1908.
The Center, in conjunction with the Island Football
Club, is making preparations for its fifth annual Sum-
mer Soccer Camp to be held Aug. 18-22, Monday
through Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is $20 per
participant for a fun week of excellent soccer instruc-
tion that includes a camp T-shirt. The four-county
champion Island Football Club is again providing
coaching with the proceeds benefiting the Center.
While at the camp, youths interested in playing in
the Community Center's fall recreational league or
Manatee Area Youth Soccer Organization's Division
I or II Leagues will have an opportunity to register for
MAYSO games are played on Saturdays and will
not conflict with playing in the Island league which
-Bridge Street Pier a Cafe
(at end of Bridge St. on pier)
CASUAL DINING ON THE WATER
Every Night 4 10
FRIED SHRIMP $795
Tues & Thurs 4 10 pm
CRAB LEGS $1595
Every Sunday 4 10 pm
ICE COLD DRAFT BEER
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Mon-Fri 8am-1Opm Sat & Sun 7am-10pm
BRADENTON BEACH 779-1706
1 1/4 lb Steamed Maine Lobster 1495
1/2 Lobster Stuffed with Jumbo Crab 1495
Lobster Scampi over Pasta 1695
Lobster Thermidor 1595
Chilled Lobster Salad 1395
All dinners served with choice of Soup or Salad,
Pasta or Potato and Vegetable, Corn Fritters or Hot Rolls
Beer & Wine Take Out Available
Specializing in Fresh Seafood, Pasta & Steaks
5610 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key
(Just North of Gary's Corner Mart)
plays evening games during the week. For more infor-
mation call me at 778-3153.
Several players who grew up playing in the Center's
Little League program were named recently to Babe Ruth
All-Star teams. The 14-year-old national team includes
Island players Mike Armstrong and Taylor Bernard. Scot
Atkinson and Greg LaPensee were named to the 14- to 15-
year-old national team while Paul Feeney and Mike
Patterson made the 14- to 15-year-old state team. Con-
gratulations to these players and their families.
Not to take anything away from these players' ac-
complishments, it's too bad they couldn't have been
playing for an Island team on an Island field.
Come on Holmes Beach city commissioners. Quit
talking and build the youth of this Island an official-
Mon-Fri 3-6 pmn Jr
LOCAL APPRECIATION NITE
Wednesday X-Ira Ilappy Hours
135 Bridge Street -"
water + giggles
Ryane Carden, 9, and
Serena Spring, 7, washed
cars for donations to Girl
Scout/Brownie Troop 40
and handed out hot dogs
to their patrons on
Friday, June 6, at the
Holmes Beach BP Sta-
tion. Islander Photo:
i o. Michelle Ruiz del Vizo.
sized, multi-purpose facility that will provide a much-
needed field to enhance programs already in place for
the younger kids. It could also provide older kids with
a field to further their development in soccer and base-
ball. This development could result in scholarships for
Islanders later in life.
Speaking of scholarships, two Islanders recently
received football scholarships. Billy DiPaola, a tackle,
earned a full ride to Murray State in Kentucky and
Tony Giralde, a center, received a scholarship to attend
Methodist College in North Carolina. Congratulations
to them and their families.
If you have news about Island sports and Island
players, contact Kevin P. Cassidy at 778-3153. I will
be reporting (on vacation) from Wrigley Field in Chi-
cago next week so any messages will be reported the
Be in the Right Place
at the Right Time
and get the Right Price
Dine Between 5 and 6 pmn
for $14.95 per Person
Florida Caesar Salad with Fresh Mango
or Choice of: Soup of the Day,
Vichyssoise or Gaspacho with Baby Shrimp
Choice of Entree:
(with Vegetable and Potato of the Day)
Sauteed Chicken Breast Piccata
Sauteed Beef Tips Bourguignonne
Baked Grouper Manacumbi
Crab Cakes Remoulade
Braised Veal Shanks Osso Buco
Sauteed Seafood Nicoise over Pasta
,v T 5G00 Block Gulf of Mexico Dr.
S 5257 St. Jud's DI., Longboat Key
6.WI Open Tuesday Sunday
Rj PAGE 18 JULY 16, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
June 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 24-foot power boat with
an injured skier aboard near the Ringling Bridge. A
Coast Guard boat and Sarasota Fire Rescue Marine
Units responded. The skier had suffered bruised ribs.
June 29, Search ard rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 32-foot power boat
aground in Lemon Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
17087246 responded and stood by until a commercial
Ssalvor arrived on scene and refloated the boat.
June 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
,. Cortez received a report of one red flare fired in Lemon
Bay. A Coast Guard boat responded and searched the
area with negative results.
June 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a sailboarder unable to re-
turn to shore in Bradenton Beach. A Coast Guard boat
responded, but the call turned out to be a false alarm.
June 30, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 1, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
- - - -- --- - -
EAT-IN OR 00 FF f I
,# Any Size Pizza
\ FREE DELIVERY!
I OOMA PIZZA
I & ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Specializing in Veal Chicken Fish Pasta
I7 Makers of the World's Largest Pizza
S! Open 7 Days 11AM to Midnight
] 201 N. Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach
S778-0771 or 778-0772
- -- ---- -- -- -
Sea Dog Grill & Tavern
Saturday 5-9 pm Closed Mondays
ALL-U-CAN-EAT c \ p
Pasta Marinara /
ith Garlic Bread A
s, Ao A ,-..-. f:-'t... -i,
7834 Cortez Road Coral Way Plaza 761-0517
_^ ^ ^ -
L A 1.7 d41:
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July I, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 24-foot power
boat 20 miles west of Egmont Key. A commercial sal-
vor responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 1, 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.
July 2, Boarding. A 34-foot power boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The vessel's operator received
a written warning for not having the required garbage
or pollution placards posted.
July 2, Boarding. A 36-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having the vessel's name or
home port on the boat's stern.
July 2, Boarding. A 59-foot power boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 3, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having a throwable flotation
device on board.
July 3, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having a sound-producing device
on board and having peeling and unreadable hull reg-
Just over the Cortez Bridge
c ik Since 1984
Old Fansioned Ice Crcam and IWaffle Cones
SMade on Location
l' Ice Cream Pics & Cakes Diabetic
S( Colombo Yogurt Soft Serve
A FULL SERVICE ICE CREAM PARLOR
Surfing World Village 11904 Cortez Road West
Noon 10 PM 7 Days a Week 794-5333
$5 More Island
S news than any
v I A BIr r A other source.
Got a great catch?
We'd love to hear
your fish stories,
and pictures are
welcome at The
Just give us a call
at 778-7978 or stop
by our office in the
"The best hamburgers and
the coldest mugs of beer
this side of Heaven." iflie
nuffot, Pat Geyer. Owner. '
Across from Manatee Public Beach Mon-Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 12-7pm Closed Tuesday Takeout 778-2501
"-., 3 ,:, , .
Restaurant & Lounge
Dining Tue-Sun 4 10 pm
Lounge Tue-Sun 4- 11 pm
w ith LARRY RICH
Tues. Sat. 8 Midnight
REID FROST r,
Sunday 8 to 11
CIGAR SMOKER'S WELCOME
CGAR (LOUN(I: ONL Y)
The Best Steaks in Manatee County
Dinner served 4-10 pin Tue'sdcaiy-SundaylC
Large groups .andI1 luncheon partlis \welcome..
R204 P ine Ave. Anna i t' arliL a ( frnrl, 1[ Iqi Ro
204 Pine Ave. I Anna> Maria (.("ricrlti! Cal"' Robai-)
July 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an Emergency Position In-
dicating Radio Beacon going off 15 miles west of New
Pass. A Coast Guard boat responded, but the call turned
out to be a false alarm.
July 4, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having enough life jackets on
board, not having a sound-producing device or fire
extinguisher. The operator corrected the problems.
July 4, Search and rescue /assistance. A Coast
Guard boat came across a disabled 19-foot power boat
near Jewfish Key. The boat was towed to safe moor-
July 4, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The operator received
a written warning for not having the required flares on
July 4, Boarding. A 78-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 4, Search and rescue /assistance.' Station
Cortez received a report of a possible boat fire new
Jewfish Key. A Coast Guard boat responded, but the
call turned out to be a false alarm.
July 4, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 4. Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
PLEASE SEE COASTLINES, NEXT PAGE
117 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach
PHONE: 778-7344 FAX: 778-6967
"I have the best goulash and it's served
with red cabbage. Come and taste it!"
8-11:30 am 11:30 am 2:30 pm
Complimentary Choose from
coffee until 9 am 25 Entrees
with purchase of $3.95 to $7.90
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 16, 1997 M PAGE 19 ED
COASTLINES, FROM PAGE 18
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 4, Search and rescue /assistance. A Coast
Guard boat came across a disabled 19-foot power boat
near the Cortez Bridge. A Coast Guard boat responded
and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 4. Boarding. A 26-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of three red flares fired near
Bradenton Beach. A Coast Guard boat responded and
searched the area with negative results.
July 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a 26-foot sailboat aground in Sarasota
Bay. A commercial salvor responded at the request of the
sailboat's operator and assisted the vessel.
July 5, Boarding. An 11-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a notice of violation for having the vessel grossly over-
loaded and the boat's voyage was terminated.
1IIS 77 -4949 w .
AeDN- BREAKFAST T
ITALIAN SPANISH AMERICAN
DINE IN* TAKE OUT* FREE DELIVERY
TUE. 4:30 pm -10 pm WED. SAT. 10 am 2 pm and 4:30 pm- 10 pm
SUN. 8 am 2 pm and 4:30 pm 9pm
5$ 5 Jimmy Dean
Mon Fri 7am to 12
Sat & Sun 7am to 1pm
(RAIN OR SHINE)
2pm to Close
July 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 24-foot power boat in
Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 24084055
responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 16-foot power
boat near the Cortez Bridge. Coast Guard Auxiliary
vessel 46081109 responded and towed the vessel to
July 5. Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 22-foot power boat in Big
Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 24084055 responded
and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 21-foot power
boat in Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
24084055 responded and towed the vessel to safe
July 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 20-foot power
boat 12 miles west of Longboat Pass. A Good Samari-
tan responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 8. Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
Dinner for two including wine! Just call us ...
AWARD-WINNING ITALIAN CONTINENTAL CUISINE
383-8898 Ivo Scafa, Proprietor
S Adjoining Four Winds Beach Resort
An elegant resort on the Gulf of Mexico
2605 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key
2pm to Close
Live Music by Michele
CAFE CAFE. CAFE
ON THEe ON THE ON THEa
BEACH BEACH BEACH
4000 GULF DRIVE 4000 GULF DRIVE 4000 GULF DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH HOLMES BEACH HOLMES BEACH
778-0784 778-0784 778-0784
Every Saturday &
(RAIN OR SHINE)
Savory St. Louis $795
Ribs plus tax
1/2 Tender $695
Chicken p.lu ta
Dinners include Potato Salad,
Baked Beans & Texas Toast.
Livec Music by Michele
4000 GULF DRIVE
0 N THE
Bw .v7B A Y
-- 4- -" I- ', i,,'1-~
Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful
Sarasota Bay...a truly "Floribbean" dining
experience awaits seafarers andlandlubbers alike.
Come enjoy a delightful breakfast, lunch or
dinner amid exhilarating views of Sarasota Bay,
the Key Club Golf Course and the Marina. Dine
indoors or out, casual attire is welcomed.
Sarasoit Bay Marker 15
2600 Hiarboursiidc Irive
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having a sound-producing device
on board and not having a throwable flotation device.
July 8, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was boarded
in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a written warning
for not having a throwable flotation device on board.
July 8, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having a charged fire extinguisher
Waterfront and very stylish with attentive service,
superb award-winning cuisine, table-side
preparation, Sarasota's finest wine selection and
the most memorable Sunday Brunch anywhere.
LUNCH AND DINNER DAILY
CALL 383 .5558 FOR RESERVATIONS
An informal, casual beachfront restaurant with a
menu that includes All American favorites like
Chicken Pot Pie, Veal Meatloaf and old-fash-
ioned Brisket. Or you might choose from an
eclectic array of Italian pastas, Oriental stirfries
and meal-sized salads.
DINNER NIGHTLY, NO RESERVATIONS
What is more delightful than lunching
outdoors at poolside?
Salads, gourmet sandwiches,
LIBATIONS SERVED THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Smooth Jazz featuring Debbie Keaton and
ECLECTIC Friday and Saturday.
The nightly piano styling of Jose Martinez,
plus dn endless selection of rare and favorite
ports, cognacs, late harvest wines and -
single malt scotches and distinctive cigars.
BEACH & TENNIS RESORT
1620 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
LONGBOAT KEY, FLORIDA 941*383*5558
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DAILY
FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER
VIM PAGE 20 0 JULY 16, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Taste-testing the tastiest fish around
By Bob Ardren
"It's that clear water down around Siesta Key, 1
think. Yep, more sandy bottom, so that's why they're
That praise for Siesta Key waters came from an inter-
esting source last weekend the fishers of Cortez. The
real old timers, and some of the young ones too, although
there really aren't many of those around anymore.
The occasion was a gathering of the Florida Insti-
tute for Saltwater Heritage (FISH) on the docks at
Cortez and the subject was mullet. Smoked mullet
spread to be exact which is what we were eating at
: the time.
And one Cortezian asked -just a tad conspirato-
rially it seemed how I liked the mullet. Without
waiting for me to gush, he announced they were "about
the best there are."
"From down around Siesta Key," the fisher said,
but quietly. Another older fisherman standing nearby
nodded in agreement.
So even if you go to what I consider the center of
mullet heritage on this coast, Cortez, the fish from
somewhere "just over the fence" are bound to be con-
Spend a little time in the Gulf surf these days and
chances are pretty good you'll come face to face with
a manatee. There are lots of reports of manatees show-
ing up in the swimming areas along the Manatee
County's public beaches.
That's good news.
After the disaster of last year when there were 226
recorded manatee deaths in Florida, nearly 10 percent
of all manatees living in state waters, the critters seem
to be rebounding pretty well. Or at least the death rate
has slacked off.
Winners in the July 12 horseshoe games
were George Landriais of Bradenton anld Rill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were George
McKay of Anna Maria and Russ Stemple of
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall Park,
10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.
: ,'. OR CRUISING
S* ', PARASAILING
ANNA MARIA BOAT CLUB
5323 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
By the Hour Day Week
*Two & Three Person
* Largest unrestricted
* PONTOON BOATS
Next to Annies at the base of the Cortez bridge
FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
CALL FOR INFORMATION
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just completed
its first manatee survey of 1997 in Florida, and reports
finding 2,229 manatees. Of the 2,229 located by the
survey, 1,329 were recorded on the Gulf Coast of
That compares to the 2,639 found early last year
before the 226 recorded deaths. By the way, 151 of last
year's manatee deaths were attributed to red tide. Sixty
were killed in collisions with boats and 10 died in locks
and other "water control devices."
Forget Bay Isles signs
... probably, that is. Longboat Key town commis-
sioners voted unanimously last week to forbid no-tres-
passing signs in the Longboat rim canal. It's been a
year since the group of Bay Isles residents who decided
to try privatizing the 25-year-old canals posted signs on
pilings in the canals surrounding their property.
The group spent thousands of dollars on attorneys
and hurt a lot of peoples' feelings, but still lost their
cause in the end. Boating locally and probably all over
Florida will be better for that assuming Bay Isles
doesn't take the whole matter to court.
One Longboat resident with a sense of humor pro-
posed that the signs be permitted, but be required to
read, "Grouchy old rich people live here. Longboat
Key does 'not want your type around here."
Water testing, maybe
Manatee County Commission Chairwoman Pat
Glass has forwarded a letter from the Florida Depart-
ment of Health and Rehabilitative Services concerning
SAT 8AM 4PM
testing of water at local beaches. The letter says that
during the past 10 years HRS has tested beach water for
bacteria "from Coquina Beach, Manatee Beach and the
north end of Anna Maria Island. During this time no
violations of water quality standards were found."
The letter goes on to say that the same is true of
Pinellas, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties, "how-
ever, they continue to sample," the letter continues.
Maybe those folks know something we don't, is all I
have to say.
Commissioner Glass says it appears the issue will
come up during their July 29 meeting.
Medflies above all
Despite the fact that the U.S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agency issued new and stricter guidelines for
malathion spraying, the folks actually doing the aerial
spraying in Hillsborough County said Monday they
wouldn't obey them.
How's that for arrogance?
The EPA told agricultural officials last Friday to
increase the buffer zone around bodies of water from
200 to 300 meters. This came after malathion levels in
local waters began exceeding permissible standards.
As of press time however, the sprayers said they
hadn't received the paperwork informing them of the new
rules, so they didn't intend to abide by them. The present
aerial spraying zone includes about 400 square miles in
Hillsborough County, 23 square miles in Polk County.
Only hand spraying is being done in an area of about two
square miles in Manatee County at Snead Island.
See you next week.
.former major league player,
manager and scout for more
than 30 Years and a resident
ofAI na Maria Island, Birdie
Tebbetts, talked with
jparticipantsth ill the Anna
Aharia Island ConnunRitv
SCenter's summer baseball
camp. He held the attention
, of the young players finr a
little mor e than 30 minutes
S i -an accomplishment in
4itself- with his thoughts on
baseball ant a question and
answer session. Islander
Photo: Bonner Presswood
Capt. Glenn Corder
CHARTER BOAT LA MAMA
Half and Full Day Fishing Charters
Specializing in Offshore
Grouper and Snapper Fishing
Over 20 Years Experience
(941) 778- 1203
ANNA MARIA ISLAND
"SPICE" SAILING CHARTERS
$20 per person Sunset Cruise
$25 per person 1/2 Day Cruise or
1/2 Day Cruise to Egmont Key
Swim Picnic Shelling
Complimentary Soft Drinks
Ed Hartung 778-3240
U.S.C.G. Lic. Capt.
Located at Galati Marine Basin
AMERICAN CAR WASH CERTFATES
& QUICK LUBE SERVICE ,REAT GIF
5804 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217 ANYTIME
5 0o ISLAND
Snorkeling* Water Taxi
g-M III III
Licensed Coast Guard Captain 78-
George Glaser 778-2761
Deep Sea Sports Fishing
Anna Maria, FL 34216 U.S. Coast Guard
(941) 778-2727 Licensed Captains
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 16, 1997 0 PAGE 21 RiJI 0
Permit preferred this week; reds, tarpon, too
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Permit are one of the most popular best-bets this
week, with some 15-pounders coming to bait. Offshore
angling for grouper and snapper is still good, and back-
water fishing is featuring redfish, catch-and-release
snook and big trout.
By the way, tarpon are still thick off the beaches.
J.D. at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers there
have been catching snook in the afternoon, redfish at night
as well as a few flounder and Spanish mackerel.
Kelly at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching a lot of jacks, a few reds and mack-
erel. She also said Scott Dalton caught a 51-inch bar-
racuda off the pier.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 150 head of Key West grunts and
sand perch. The six-hour trips averaged 250 head of
black sea bass, Key West grunts, sand perch and a few
small grouper. The nine-hour trips averaged 45 head of
red and black grouper, porgies and a few mangrove
snapper. A lone 16-hour trip brought back 50 head of
red and black grouper in the 30-pound range, plus
mangrove snapper and some nice-sized barracuda.
Jack at Cortez Fishing Center said backwater
fishers are bringing in trout, redfish and catch-and-re-
lease snook, with large shiners the bait of choice.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam is putting
charters on 15-pound grouper, mangrove snapper up to
five pounds and some lunker 50-pound amberjack in
about 120 feet of water. There are also good catches of
tarpon on the beaches.
On the Cortez Kat, reports are pouring in of grou-
per in 40 feet of water and triggerfish everywhere. The
four-hour trip is averaging 125 head of grunts and sea
bass. The six-hour trip averages 200 head of grouper,
triggerfish and sand perch.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said Bay fishing has
been fair with trout, redfish and bluefish making up the
bulk of the catches. Snook, although only catch-and-re-
lease in light of the closed season, are still thick in
Longboat Pass and along the beaches. Tarpon fishing is
still going strong in the bays and along the Gulf shoreline.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's find-
ing some big permit, up to 18 pounds, on artificial reefs
in 30 to 60 feet of water. They seem to like shrimp, he
said. There's also lots of nice-sized grouper in about 80
feet of water, as are big dolphin.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers were doing fairly good with redfish and a few
This big dolphin is bull
Dave Diamond, Gail Gwynne and Bill Hard,
all from Shell's Restaurant, show off a 50-pound bull dolphin
caught aboard Capt. Mike Heistand's boat whilefishing in the Florida Keys.
nice-sized trout. Offshore anglers are reporting big
grouper about 12 miles out. Carl added that shrimp are
starting to be hard to get.
Capt. Mark Bradow has been landing a bunch of
tarpon up to 120 pounds as well as a frisky 10-pound
On my boat Magic we're catching tarpon tip to 100
pounds, trout up to 25 inches and plenty of those two-
Capt. Thorn Smith said he's putting charters onto
a bunch of catch-and-release snook, redfish within the
slot limit and plenty of trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya reports big snook on the
beaches as well as tarpon and some nice permit on the
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said tarpon are
everywhere, advising pinfish as bait and the early
morning hours as the best time to go for the silver
kings. Backwater anglers are finding that reds are com-
ing on strong now as bait gets bigger. Night shark fish-
ing is getting ready to peak too, with a hot-spot cen-
tered at Marker 70.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Zula-Mama is finding
bottom-fishing still excellent, while mackerel and
bonita angling is still good in about 60 feet of water.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, anglers are
bringing in mangrove snapper, some legal-sized grou-
per, sharks and tarpon that are teasing the fishers as
they pass by the pier in the mornings.
Good luck and good fishing.
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Jul 16 9:15 2.5 1:50 1.3 4:46 0.3
Jul 17 12:09 1 5 2:40 1.4 9:59a' 2.6 5:32 0.1
Jul18 1:02 1.5 3:21 1.4 10:45a' 2.8 6:17 0.0
FM Jul19 1:41 1.6 4:17 1.4 11:30a" 2.9 6:56 0.0
Jul 20 2:12 1.6 5:09 1.4 12:16 2.9 7:35 0.0
Jul 21 2:41 1.6 6:03 1.3 1:05 2.9 8:14 0.0
Jul 22 3:13 1.7 7:06 1.2 1:54 2.7 8:50 0.2
Jul 23 3:43 1.8 8:12 1.1 2:49 2.5 9:29 0.4
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
Great Fishing ( Deep Sea
Fun & Sun Inshore
For All Ages Fishing
Docked at the Cortez Fishing Center
Phone (941) 792-5835 Pager (941) 506-9526
Curt & Sue Morrison, Owners Jason Henzell, Captain
Get a different view of
the beach this weekend!
Fly safely in a
of the original
'35 WACO Biplane.
Seats two plus the FAA
commercially rated pilot.
A fun and safe
Bring your camera!
with this ad
L EXPIRES 7/31/97 J
* Gift Certificates Available
GULF COAST BIPLANE 359-2246
Sarasota Bradenton Airport Dolphin Aviation Building
8191 N. Tamiami Trail (US 41) =: f
FULL OR HALF DAY
Pleasure Cruises Egmont Excursions
., B PAGE 22 E JULY 16, 1997I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island real estate sales
522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, ID Bayou, a 2bed/lbath
765 sfla condo built in 1973 with boat dock, was sold 6/
3/97, Carpenter to Alien, for $92,500; list 92,500.
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 408 Martinique
North, a 2bed/2bath 1,057 sfla Gulffront condo built in
1971, was sold 6/3/97, Walker to Cunningham, for
$160,000; list unknown.
601 Gulf Dr. North, Bradenton Beach, 201 Gulf
Watch, an elevated 1,069 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1986, was sold 6/5/97, Magna Trust to Goodman &
Hipkiss, for $107,000; list unknown.
((((((TaIking))))) If Your
OUS HSe. House
TUNE CAR RADIO a Could
141N'" l m "Talk"...
FOR INFORMATION What would
-- it say?
Exclusively on the island. Island Real Estate offers
sellers and buyers a new service no office can match!
It's a fact ... most people find homes by driving
around in neighborhoods that they want to live in and
see what's available. A "talking house" offers conve-
nience to buyers and allows them to get all the nec-
essary information about a house instantly. Call us
today and see how we can get your house talking the
same day you sign the listing contract!
DUPLEX LOT This great lot on a quiet street
could offer views of both the bay andGulf. Build
your dream home here, or great investment du-
plex. Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of
MINI-RESORT Two duplexes in great condition
within walking distance to both the Bay and Gulf.
Quiet Holmes Beach location in an up and com-
ing neighborhood. Buy one or both priced at just
DELIGHTFUL DUPLEX This well-maintained
duplex is in a central Holmes Beach location. 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.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive* P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
FRAN MXON FRNMAXO
703 Gulf Dr. South, Bradenton Beach, 2 Sunset
Landings, an elevated 1,050 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1984, was sold 6/3/97, Lutz to Rouswell, for
$115,000; list $124,500.
7805 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2bed/2bath 816 sfla
duplex built in 1956 on 4,400 sf of land, was sold 6/5/
97, Connoly to Widholm, for $130,000; list unknown.
1001 Gulf Dr South, Bradenton Beach, 5 Sunset Vil-
las, elevated 2bed/l&1/2bath 896 sfla condo built in 1982,
sold 6/9/97, Brown to Potts, for $100,000; list unknown.
214 54th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,286
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1948 on a 106x116
lot, was sold 6/10/97, Vanbeuzekom to Burke, for
$115,000; list unknown.
216 Palm Ave., Anna Maria, a 52x110 lot, was sold
6/12/97, Vodraska to Guerin, for $87.500; list unknown.
* Compiled exclusively for The Islander Bystander by
Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.
FRANKLIN REALTY 0 BROKE
"We ARE the Island.
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
ety 6fMi/s Ieal Estate, L& t
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
SUPER CLEAN ISLAND DUPLEX
This beautifully maintained duplex offers 2BR/1BA on
each side and is located in a lovely residential neigh-
borhood within easy walking distance to the beach!
Great money maker in super condition with updated
kitchen plus laundry room! Only $195,000!
SUPER FAMILY POOL HOME
STEPS TO GULF
This immaculate, newly-built quality home features five
spacious bedrooms, three full baths, airy vaulted ceil-
ings with fans, and a 27-foot heated, caged pool! The
convenient great room plan offers an all-white gourmet
kitchen with handy center-island breakfast bar, many
graceful Palladian windows, and plush, pale-gray car-
peting. Located only steps to the beautiful north-end
beaches, this exquisite retreat is priced at only
$31+9,00 $299,000! Don't miss it!
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
"El J T -ff A L
Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Gullford.,.778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Susanne Kasten ... 953-3584 Sherry Sasser .. 778-1820
Waterfront MLS m ,
i i r in trn i, s i ohic l i/ sti ls
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.
Keal Estate, Ine
Wir sprechen auch Ihre Sprache!
home. Open plan with
two master suites that
open to pool. Dock.
Boatlift. $616,000. Call
Magnificent Lake View. Large 2BR/2BA split plan
home. Spacious kitchen, corner fireplace. True
move-in condition. Furnishings negotiable. $103,900.
Call Don Schroder.
Delightfully Different Floor Plan in this Palma Sola
area pool home. 3BR/2BA affordably priced at
$149,900. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
Spacious Home west of Gulf Drive. 3-4BR/2.5BA
and $800 month income from rental apartment. Call
Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
Wonderful Views from spacious 3BR/2BA condo. All
rooms bathed with sunlight. Quiet location just minutes
to the beach. $159,900 Yvonne Higgins.
*.Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
H. ,0 ; HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
Sunday July 20
2906 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach .......$131,500
2BR/1BA home with tile and wood floors. Com-
pletely new kitchen and bath, two-year-old roof,
A/C, windows. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
5610 Whipporwill Ct., Bradenton..... $110,000
Tanglewood 3BR/2BA, detached-patio home in
secluded wooded area. Eat-in kitchen, large
lanai, vaulted ceilings, double garage. Call
Clarke Williams 778-1718 eves.
2016 91st St. NW, Bradenton ...........$339,000
Custom-built pool home, 3-4BR/3.5BA, 12-foot
ceilings, Corian counter tops, ceramic-tile floors.
Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
635 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach... $280,000
3BR/3BA home located one lot off of Key Royale
Pass. Oversized double garage, sprinkler system,
boat dock. Call Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
516 Key Royale, Holmes Beach .......$249,500
Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA canalfront home.
Split-design, updated appliances, dock with wa-
ter and electric. Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
613 Dundee Lane............................. $239,000
An updated 3BR/2BA home on deep-water ca-
nal with dock and davits. New carpet, interior
paint, kitchen cabinets and lighting. Call Lane
Craig 778-4693 eves.
516 72nd St., Holmes Beach ............$295,000
3BR/3BA canalfront home with dock, lots of tile,
over 950 sq. ft. of decking, luxurious tropical gar-
dens. Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
Attractive Island retreat offers 3BR/3BA of ideal
beach living! Spacious master suite comprises sec-
ond floor with wet bar and Jacuzzi bath. Beautiful
deck off master suite to enjoy Island sunsets. Two
choice Gulf lots and provision for elevator. Call Marie
Franklin. Reduced. $875,000.
Visit us at our web site: http://www.islandreal.com
 MLS 1-800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach. Florida 34217 778-6066
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS Ir 1j
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 16, 1997 0 PAGE 23 lflJ
I Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
5d" 54 544*
PCe4O T4u 94o00
Desirable Blue Heron model. Master bedroom has walk-
in closet and sliding door to screened terrace. Pools,
spa, tennis, walking paths, lap pool, impeccably main-
tained grounds, and guard at gate. $119,900
* Bradenton Condo 3BR/2BA
* Townhouse on Cay
* Coquina Beach Club
* Brad. House 3BR/2BA pool
* Mango Park 4BR/3BA pool
Julle ullsrap "Personalized, Not Franchised"
mflatchi ngppllei ,f11 1erties since 1949
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
Buy it, sell it, find it! From garage sales to car sales
estate, classified advertising in The Islander Bystander
to rentals and real
really works great.
S4 Dave Jones
to our staff of Island specialists. If
you're thinking of buying or selling
or you just want professional advice
concerning Island real estate, call
the best, Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
18 YEARS COMBINED ISLAND SERVICE.
COQUINA BEACH CLUB
Coquina Beach Club studio unit offered at a great price.
Turnkey furnished, heated pool. beautiful beach. $76,900.
Call Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800.
ATTENTION INVESTORS four units: two buildings.
These numbers work. Income on fourth unit projected as
$450 monthly: is now owners unit. $ 19,000 income yearly;
$5,000 yearly expenses includes utilities. Great location!
Two miles to beaches. $99,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
REDUCED BARGAIN Live like royalty in this 1.386 sq.
ft. 2BR/2BA canalfront end unit with private boat dock.
SPriced over $17,000 less than the next cheapest unit in com-
plex. $92,500. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
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
FOURPLEX Holmes Beach fourplex only steps to beach.
Owner financing! All units rented annually. $31,500 gross
annual (could be more!). $335,000. For more information,
call Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800.
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Toll Free 800-237-2252
Visit Our Web Site
/l, ,Pr, 4L-
' 7-o /q/f//z ri PEi 7el-kWo
1 /3 F1-tyf L4'/y f P p/c /'.5
AIM R AP/eAL 1-' rfc- '
t9 I'tW k
oo -3 1L11
3101 GC-4: PR fIOLAft*5 B A
5 G i
ity Homes Bach, F 3421
aroi s. neinze
DEEDED BOAT SLIP PLUS 4BR/
2.5BA home freshly painted and
, newly carpeted. Privacy fenced in
yard with hot tub. Price reduced to
GREAT PLACE TO DOCK YOUR
BQATI! $99,900 Turnkey furnished
2BR/2BA canal front. Children and
pets are welcome. #CH21961
MARTINIQUE CONDO with south-
ern gulf front view. Turnkey fur-
nished 3BR/3BA with two-car ga-
rage plus extra storage. Owner may
2BR/2BA West Bradenton home $850mth
2BR/2BA Condo / beautiful bay view $850wk
2BR2BA Gulf view condo w/pool $750wk
2BR2BA Gulf view luxury condo w/pool $900wk
2BR/2.5BA Townhouse w/pool $600wk
2BR/2BA Condo $800mth for summer
3BR/2BA Executive pool home $2500mth
3BR/2BA Home steps to the beach $900wk
2BR/1.5BA Duplex $650wk
2BR/1BA Bradenton Beach apt. w/Jacuzzi $500wk
LIDO BEACH CLUB Water views from almost every room that will leave you breathless. Two 2BR/2BA units to choose from.
The complex includes pool, sauna, exercise room and much more. #21352 $225,000 and #21688 $239,000. Call Karin Stephan
GULF FRONT VIEWS From this 3BR/2BA elevated home with open floor plan in the city of Anna Maria. Close to the post
office, shopping and restaurants. Enjoy the views of the ever-changing Gulf of Mexico. $325,000. Call Carol Heinze
ISLAND TOWNHOUSE Striking, large two level townhouse with 4BR/3BA. Sensational look with Spanish tile, vaulted ceil-
ings, step-down living room overlooking lush backyard, dock and canal. $169,500. Call Karin Stephan eves. 388-1267. #20120
Karin Stephan 1
Fax: 941- 778-3035
All my listings can be seen on the world wide
Recently completed 3-4BR/3BA. Gourmet kitchen,
fireplace, lap pool, and much more. Light and bright.
Private lot on cul-de-sac. Call Karen and Bob Lohse
for open house schedule and address. 795-5336 ext.
L istEyur :op,-e li ., b*t.Bi eio etis oZ!&" t 1atiefit ly uiltl -oi tt ,llw p ,om
," ,, No catchy phrases, no fancy
slogans. Just 25 years of Real
Estate experience with the last
S/10 years on Anna Maria Island.
WAGNED REALTY :
S Broker General Manager
Invites you to contact our rental
and sales professionals for any
of your real estate needs.
WAGNER REALTY i .
Offices Located in:
Anna Maria Island Palmetto
S. Longboat Key Bradenton
\ f Af
IB PAGE 24 0 JULY 16, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
-1 9 S L A9
ANTIQUES NAUTICAL antiques and artifacts just
arrived from Europe. Nautical But Nice, Mon. Sat.,
10 5, 12304 Cortez Rd. W., Cortez. 795-5756.
EMERSON 0.6 MICROWAVE almost new $60. Area
rug, sofa, loveseat and tables reasonable. 778-7222.
TWO ARM CHAIRS medium blue, wing-back, good
condition. $30 each or $50 pair. Assorted lamps.
HAVE "GARCIA" RETIRED Beanie Baby. Will sell or
trade for other new Beanie Babies. 778-4117.
I AVON PRODUCTS Skin-So-Soft lines, skin-care
products, Anew cosmetics. Catalog. Allow 3 weeks
delivery or express. Call Alison, 383-6201.
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 753-7118.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
GARAGE SALE Sat., July 19, 9-1. Household items,
microwave, electric typewriter, computer supplies,
printer, tape decks, etc. 119 52nd St., Holmes
LARGE YARD SALE Sat. & Sun., July 19 & 20, 7-
3:30. Furniture, electronics, tools, much more. 218
SSpruce, Anna Maria.
YARD SALE Sat., July 19, 8-2. Furniture, household
goods, miscellaneous. 318 Hardin Ave., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Sat., July 19, 9-?. No early birds.
811 South Bay Blvd.
YARD SALE Sat., July 19, 8:30-noon. Odds and
ends. 206 69th Street, Holmes Beach.
RETROSPECTIVE/RELOCATION SALE Paintings
by Rachel E. Kaufman. Sponsor: Art League of Anna
Maria Island. Fri. July 18; Reception and refresh-
ments, 6-8:30 pm. Sat., July 19; Sale of paintings, 10
am 2:30 pm. Greatly reduced. 5314 Holmes Blvd.
(across from Island Shopping Center) 778-2099.
YARD SALE TO BENEFIT Florida Veterans. Sat.,
July 19, 9-1. The garage is full again thanks to your
support. Queen-size bed sets, dinette, swivel rock-
ers, occasional chairs, organ, new patio chair, win-
dows and much more. 511 Key Royale Dr. Anyone
wishing to donate household or miscellaneous,
please call 778-4198 by Fri.'pm. Will pick up.
FOUND LADIES WATCH in parking lot of Island
Shopping Center near Sun 'n Surf. Call 778-9136.
NEW FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
(turn south two blocks). Call for daily specials. 798-
9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
CAN'T AFFORD THAT dream vacation? Call your
local CAT rep and learn how you can travel and get
paid for itTM! (800) 223-4472.
YOGA ON THE ISLAND with Harmony Feldman.
Summer intensive begins July 21. Daytime and
evening classes. Call 778-3892 to enroll.
HAIR MOTIONS now accepting new clients. Are your
looks important to you? They are to us! Evening hours
available for the working professional. 778-4055.
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-
"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.
Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG
5910 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
I:W01MZIW :Io*tri REALTOR, GRI
JUST LISTED! Newer, elevated
near beach or bay. Light and br
ceilings, open floor plan, large
island. Two large decks, many fru
BAYFRONT Westbay Poir
S condo, 2BR/2BA with panor
and bright, turnkey furnished
closed lanai. $219,000.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA ,i
cenlly remlodeled with privn
wra around deck arnd iclicil
Mini cnndilionl $249,900
'isit us at our web site: http://www.islandreal.com
5101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
d Anna Maria home OWNER FINANCING! Large Island duplex corn-
right with cathedral pletely renovated recently! 2BR/2BA each side
kitchen with work with garages and carports, shell drive and open
lit trees. $217,500. porches on both sides. $194,900.
B ll~..15Eea -* sai ~ ikr --ae
nt and Moorings
ramic views. Light
and with glass-en-
lloius lal lsc pl ill .
LARGE ISLAND DUPLEX in great central loca-
tion, 2BR/2BA each side with no common wall
and open decking. Covered parking, shell drive
and steps to beach. $197,900.
ISLAND BEACH I HOUSE! I'ivi
$1 S .()()0
Est. 1939 S alenl s e.778-246M* 1-00211Ajlfi*
PALMA SOLA WATERFRONT Spectacular UNIQUE TRIPLEX Quality constructed and
bayfront 4BR/3.5BA located on 3/4+ acres well-maintained residential triplex with spa-
with 4,670 sq. ft. of living area. Offered at cious floor plans, private garages and storage
$680,000. Call Dave Moynihan at 778-2246 rooms on 100 x 100 lot with Gulf views. Unit
or eves. at 778-7976. mix is 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA with
3,225 sq. ft. of living area offered at $325,000.
Call David Moynihan at 778-7976.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX with labiulous view,
spacious floor plans and a short walk to theo
heacch Turnkey fuiinished. 2,,/3 sq II. total
living area. Large doop-watelr dock. Olfolod lit
$369,000. Call Dave Mloynihan 778 7976.
IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/BiA, totally up-
giladed unit. New calpot, hr 'altkfst bl, walk-
inll shower, w Irwmaillt 'llnan' ftoes Plicod ,it
$8!)i)00. CIall L.d Olivoini 7I /7 -:'.t46 or ove s, at
m:, i 'T, 'i l.IiiB B "I m I I
a p 6.. ~'' I *'O ~'I
1 6 - - - - -- a
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 16, 1997 0 PAGE 25 IMI
TRNSOTAIN EP ATE Cnine 7 EP ATE Cnine
YAMAHA SCOOTER good condition, any reason-
able offer. 778-4210. 542 67th St., Holmes Beach.
1982 MERCEDES 240D, $3,000. 1981 Mercedes
300D, $1,500. Call 778-0171 before 8 pm.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
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.
Find it! Buy it! Sell it! All in The Islander Bystander.
FREE SUMMER JOBS
can advertise for work
and get up to
ADS 21 words FREE.
(No charge 3 week maximum per kid)
R Ads must be placed
in person at
KIDS The Islander Bystander,
Island Shopping Center
(UNDER 16) 5404 Marina Dr.
This island oqsis offers sweeping bayviews and crys-
tal sandy beaches. The wrap-around porch provides
endless bay breezes. ITyou want complete privacy
this home is for you. This is truly a one-of-a-kind lo-
cation. Don't miss it! Offered at just $550,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
/ 9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Mara, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
-- -,- -- -.-
NATIONAL COMPANY needs part time/full time
Internet Consultants. Work from home. Fun job. Dif-
ferent positions available. (888) 785-7859.
PART TIME COMPANION for physically handi-
capped teenager. Duties include exercising, playing
Sega and having fun. No experience necessary. 778-
4473, leave message.
YOUR GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY From Europe,
high quality costLme jewelry. Part time/full time
selling direct. Consultants needed. Call Today.
Joyce (407) 826-0022.
MUSICIANS AND DANCERS The Anna Maria Island
Community Center needs volunteers to devote an hour
weekly to teach after-school kids music and dance. We
would like to have a youth choir, rhythm or marching
band and have our children learn tap, ballet or baton.
Please give Diana Robinson a call at 778-1908.
TEACHERS NEEDED for after-school program work-
ing with children ages 5-12. Dependable, flexible,
enthusiastic, positive educators who possess excel-
lent communication skills. Mature, dedicated individu-
als needed. Part time position including several Sat-
urdays and evenings for teen programs. Hours: 2 pm
- 6 pm or 2 pm 9 pm weekdays. Saturday morning,
afternoon or evening hours. Education degree a plus.
$6 $7 hr. depending on experience. Drug-free en-
vironment. Resume to: AMICC, PO Box 253, Anna
Maria FL 34216. Call 778-1908, fax 778-9511.
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 Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
BABYSIT AND DOG SIT on Island. Straight "A" stu-
dent, experienced. Call me at 778-9610.
YARD WORK Very responsible. Will cut grass,
weed-eat or anything for reasonable prices. Call
Andy at 779-1087.
BABYSITTER Responsible babysitter will work any
hours for reasonable prices. Call Parthena at 779-
Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
OPEN 1-3 p.m., July 20, 3701 East Bay Drive #8-B
SPACIOUS 4BR/3B furnished waterfront townhouse on Anna
Maria Island. Cathedral ceilings, balcony. Community dock, 2
heated pools. $164,900. Jeanette Rampone, 747-3364. C21507
WALK TO BEACHES, North Longboat Key. 2BR/2B unit
close to shopping, Longboat Pass and Art Center. Reduced.
$115,900. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. C21723
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE. Fronting on
the Manatee River with a panoramic view
extending to the Gulf. 2-story home filled
with innumerable special touches.
$1,900,000. Jim Brown, 747-1200. R19008
LAKEFRONT FLORIDA HOME. 3BR/
2B, updated with dome ceiling in kitchen,
ceramic tile, spacious master suite, en-
closed lanai, 2-car garage, barrel-tile
roof, circular driveway. $124,950. Don
Lewis, 746-3200. R21505
MANATEE RIVERFRONT. Renovated
4BR/3-1/2B. Must see inside to truly ap-
preciate this spacious, traditional resi-
dence. New dock. $499,900. Barry and
Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R22176
. .. ..
ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULF-FRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous
view. 2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. Good investment
property. $590,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191
MAGNIFICENT Longboat Key Club condominium. Wraparound
balcony, split plan, 2BR/2B, marble flooring. Masterful design,
elegantly furnished. View of sunsets, Sarasota Bay, city sky-
lights. $475,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. C21702
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
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Anna Ma'ria Isln11l r'ellirt SIhops
UNIQUE AND TOTALLY UPDATED. 2
or 3BR/1-1/2B home. Hardwood floor,
Mexican tile, wood-burning fireplace, all
new appliances. Large wood deck sur-
rounded by a tropical garden. Reduced.
$121,900. Van Bourgois, 761-0273.
BEHIND PERIDA. Older 3BR/1B home
on 13+/- acres. Can become your dream
home or develop, zoned Al. $298,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R/L68499
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.
$94,900. Anne Miller, 792-6475. R22281
Brand new 3BR/2BA Key West-style home
nearing completion. Pick your colors. Many
upgrades. Great location! 510 Magnolia Ave.
ON THE GRAND CANAL OF ANNA MARIA
Modern 3 bedroom, 2 bath canalfront home (one bed-
room is a neat loft with ship stairs) featuring a two-way
fireplace between living room and dining room, two-car
garage, huge downstairs foyer opening to caged pool.
A 16x20 workshop off the foyer and a boat garage fac-
ing the canal. 2,016 sq. ft. living area. $295,000.
oug Dowling Realty
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
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
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.
C-2 VACANT LOT 100' x 90' with adjacent duplex zoned
same (2BR/2BA, 2BR/1BA) 100' x 89' lot. Access from two
streets. Steps t6 the Gulf of Mexico. $360,000. Sellers will
separate: Lot $150,000, Duplex $210,000.
5351 GULF DRIVE 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807
J-~ PAGE 26 0 JULY 16, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
SHauling By the cut or by the month.
r rawn \ We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
S 7781345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
Serving the Island communities for
9 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
&. & POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
I : ANNA MARIA
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
varieties or f
whole bean /
A uet c and ground
Whitney Beach Plaza 6810 Gulf of Mexico Drive 383-0858
Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Refacing New
Entertainment Centers Formica Wood
REX B. SLIKER 778-7399
10 Years Local References Insured
* KITCHENS BATHS
* n &nKS MORF
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
-The Traveling Floor Store"
SnVE MONEY Best prices guaranteed!
STAY HOME ~ We'll come to you!
CALL NOW ~ We'll be right over! 778-7311
Island owned and operated by Ed Kirn
Check our web site: www.carpetnetwork.com
Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!
MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior, under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Mention this ad for $10 OFF.
(This number is a message service when we are busy.)
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
THEA WHITEHEAD CNA/HHA Certified nursing assis-
tant, home health aide. Cook appealing, healthy meals.
Read to you. 795-4003 or digital pager 331-5406.
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-
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office at your con-
venience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning, leather
& vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and more. Pro-
tect 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 tak-
ing registration for the Fall. You are welcome to come
by and visit our school. 5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
DOLPHIN CLEANING AND Maintenance Licensed,
bonded, insured. Homes, offices, condos, seasonals,
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.
COMPUTERIZED TYPING SERVICE Letters, re-
sumes, term papers, wills, labels, flyers, etc. Quick,
quality service. Reasonable rates. 794-5376.
P & K's RESIDENTIAL CLEANING Service. Experi-
enced, reasonable, free estimates. Pat Cantwell
(941) 792-0478 or Kitty Frost (941) 792-5383.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING Honest, reliable
Island residents. Let us clean it up! $12 hour, mini-
mum 2 hours. Please beep Linda, 215-5956.
MOBILE POLISHING SERVICE Will meticulously
detail your car, boat or aircraft with an acrylic-Teflon
HANDYMAN Annoying little jobs are my specialty.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
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-
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.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
'vate lot and parking. Available weekly at $350 wk.
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL Large 2BR/1BA apartment. Well
maintained and landscaped. One block to Gulf and
beach. $650 mo. No pets. Call 778-0608.
AVAILABLE NOV. 1 MAY 1 Owner's personal 2BR/
2.5BA townhouse with pool, across from beach with
view of Gulf. Covered parking. No smokers or pets.
$1,500 mo plus utilities and security deposit. Refer-
ences required. (941) 778-1221.
HOLMES BEACH HOME 2BR/2BA annual, water
view, great location. $995 mo. 795-7805.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. Close to beach
and shopping. 2BR/1BA apartment, washer/dryer
hookup, new appliances, residential neighborhood.
$675 mo. 795-7805.
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.
Interior and Exterior Painting
Specializing in Faux and Custom Finishes
Furniture Restoration and Refinishing
(Artisstc expressions 778-7592
Licensed / Insured / References Richard Hourdequin
Mcmbcr of Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
INF g T R'REYBASAL P I TH
L0 IINCHIAIF A D E I A A TI 00 T
ERLIE| EEpI ICfB U R LS SS A N T 0
AISEFIL D IEILF IAPH LY ER
ESPRODEOIR ITS GIRASSLE
PEERS I UISIR NA S
H N M AAM E -F G
IAN T|I0 MpP I H TPGE RS S T I EB
E VE|RS|EEENTS ILEIkALTAI
E P NE I RE S0RP R I AT S
RANHS FI0 T I NIS P I S P R S
UGL I EISLT DUE U NYE T-A E
L 0 ADBS N 1 0 A N 0 HI I T
E A G L:E F Y SI-CA L PPHTI TNIE'SS
T fS E 8B EET 8A1 1 ICT R I P E
P HE H IE N C H|FI l|L 0I S O0F EHR| R U B|Y
RELEE *E|L'LENI V VI V AI I R A N
I RE ST R E A R ER EM R I N 0 TT 0
G E N E S ENs SE |Nts| ENE|E|T S| H| El D
JS AND9 CL SSIIED
I9OEHAT CR OEIMPROEMEN Cntnud
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JULY 16, 1997 M PAGE 27 IJ
ANNUAL RENTAL Large 1 BR/1 BA just remodeled.
Balcony, Gulfview. New carpet, paint, appliances.
Adorable. 203 2nd Street N., Bradenton Beach. $500
mo., $250 deposit. (813) 258-2411.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise. 3BR/2.5BA, canal/
pool home. $3,400 mo./$900 wk. (800) 223-4472.
Call 9 7. Available 1997-98 season.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR ex-
cellent location, all new furnishings. Totally
equipped; phone, cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel,
fish at your front door. Walk to local shops, restau-
rants. $69 day, $450 wk., $1,600 mo. (941) 778-
BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock, turnkey, quiet
area. No animals. Perfect for retired couple. $250
wk., $600 mo. plus utilities. 794-5980.
BEST GULFVIEWS beachfront, exclusive area,
unique home. 3BR/2BA, top master's suite, beauti-
fully furnished. $3,000 mo., $1,200 wk., nightly also.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND and Manatee beaches.
Booking rentals for 1997/98 summer and season
now. Weekly and monthly rentals available for sum-
mer and fall. Four month minimum for winter season.
Call Noreen Roberts (941) 778-9611. Coldwell
Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc. An indepen-
dently owned and operated member of Coldwell
Banker Real Estate Corporation.
SUN PLAZA CONDO on beach. Two week mini-
mum. Summer rate $1,100, sleeps 4. Sandy Point
condo on bay, one week minimum. Summer rate
$550, sleeps 3. Call Donna Mosley (800) 237-8400
ext. 1011 or (941) 795-6142. Coldwell Banker Resi-
dential Real Estate, Inc. An independently owned
and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Es-
OVERLOOKING BAY 1BR/1BA unfurnished duplex
with dock. No pets. Quiet neighborhood. Utilities not
included. $550 mo., $300 deposit. 778-9639.
GULFVIEW ANNUAL OR SEASONAL furnished, new
central A/C, washer/dryer, patio, nice yard, ground
floor. Quiet dead-end street, newly refurbished. Feb. 1
annual $700 plus electric. Water, cable and lawn care
' finished. Seasonal $1,600 mo., 6 mo. minimum. 106
31st 3t., Holmes Beach. 778-6050.
.BEACH APARTMENT Nice 2BR/2BA, central air.
Two blocks to beach, shopping. $630 mo., last, se-
curity. Includes water/garbage. No pets. 778-1259 or
ANNUAL BAYSHORE ON THE LAKE 2BR/1BA,
ground-floor building F, Bradenton. Nice condo,,
lakeview, pool. Deed restricted 55+. Furnished or
unfurnished. $450 mo. 794-6480 or 792-1431.
NORTH SHORE DR. Just steps to beach. Light, bright
and neat as a pin. 3BR/1.5BA, 2 fireplaces, screened
patio, much more. Available Jan. Apr., 1998. $2,300
mo. John Michaels Real Estate, 778-1101.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA unfur-
nished. Pool, tennis. Short-term or annual. Old
Florida Realty Co. 778-3377.
CUTE 1BR APARTMENT steps to the beach. Com-
pletely furnished. Walk to pier, shops, restaurants.
Available holidays or monthly. 778-8571 or 748-6774.
SMALL COMMERCIAL SPACE for rent in desirable
location. Call Smith Realtors, 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.
MINI-VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount. Sun-Wed.
or Mon-Thur. 2people/4nights from $135. Haley's
Motel & Resort Complex, 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.
SPACIOUS WATERFRONT 4BR/4BA with dock, two
years new. 5,920 sq. ft. under roof, 3,420 sq. ft. living
area. Appraised at $525,000. Make an offer. 130 Ham-
mock Rd., Anna Maria. Ted E Davis, Licensed Real
Estate Broker (owner/broker) 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.
DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $15. Call 778-7127.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Each side at $650 mo.
annual. Owner finance or lease option. $159,900.
For details call 795-7805.
BY OWNER 6804 Marina Drive. Beautiful Holmes
Beach 2BR/2BA home with wonderful water view. It's
on a large duplex-zoned lot with room for a pool. Three
kinds of citrus trees and a great shade tree. Don't pass
this one by. $159,900 with owner finance, or lease
option. For information call 795-7805.
.NORTH END 767 Jacaranda. 2BR/2BA, sunken
family room, ceramic tile, newly updated, one block
to beach. $169,000. 778-9685, owner.
MOBILE HOME for sale. Furnished, central air, near
beach. Cortez Florida. Call (941) 739-6193.
SUPER ISLAND HOME 2BR/2BA, split-plan, lanai,
attached garage, boat slip across quiet street, zoned
duplex. $135,000. Owner 378-2332.
DON'T BUY A CONDO until you talk to Yvonne. My
experience, extensive research and hundreds of
photographs can help you zero in on the one that fits
your budget and lifestyle. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
CANALFRONT HOME 228 Oak Ave., Anna Maria.
4BR/2BA includes master suite, 50' dock, many
extras. Divorce forces quick sale. $279,900. All rea-
sonable offers considered. Realtors welcome. 778-
2191 or leave message at 778-0578.
2BR/2BA BAYFRONT CONDO Shared boat dock,
covered parking. Small, private complex. Large stor-
age loft, cathedral ceilings, low maintenance fee.
$129,900. (941) 778-3861.
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Nice, quiet
2BR, first-floor. No pets/smoking. Full furnished.
Wk./mo. Also available 1997/98 winter. 778-7107.
HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
DEADLINE: NOON MONDAY EVERY WEEK for WEDNESDAY'S PAPER: Classified advertising must
be placed in person and paid in advance or mailed to our office in the Island Shopping Center,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We are located next to Chez Andre. Hours: 9 to 5,
Monday Friday, (Saturday 10 to 2 usually).
CLASSIFIED RATES BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL: Minimum rate is $7.50 for up to 21 WORDS. Additional
words: $2.50 for each 7 words, Box: $2, One- or two-line headlines, line rate plus 250 per word.
WE NOW ACCEPT MASTERCARD AND VISA! You can charge your classified advertising in person
or by phone. We are sorry, but due to the high volume of calls we can not take classified ad copy
over the telephone. To place an ad by phone, please be prepared to FAX your copy with your charge
card number. FAX (941) 778-9392.
USE THIS FORM FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: One word per blank space for minimum charge 21 words.
S- - - - - - - - - -1
(941) 778-7978 392LANDER
L FAX: (941) 778-9392 ____________________
a a LA SIF ED
Licensed & Insured
A Co ni tioning S Re fS grto
WVe'll beat any advertised Price! Just give us a call
ALL ESTIMATES ARE FREE!!
call 704-3078 24 HR
WE SPECIALIZE IN REPAIRS!
\ Residential \ Commercial
B Restaurant -\. Mobile Home
\- Condo Assoc. % Vac and Intercom
N-\. Lightning Repair % Service Upgrades
David Parrish Owner
Lic # ER0006385
Serving the Beaches Since 1978
Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
Call me to find the
BEST PROPERTIES ON THE ISLAND
Homes Investments Condos
R5IMB GULFSTREAM REALTY
778-7777 or 1-800-318-5752
jPJIoVTI2VG b .yf/aineDe.en,6ar/h
Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
Popcorn Ceiling Repair
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured 778-5594 778-3468
R.T. (BOB) HILTON CONSTRUCTION
Residential and Commercial. Remodel and
New Construction. Island and Mainland.
"DON'T SA Y HOW, SA Y HIL TON"
Lic. #CGC012191 747-1098
j nWl -etij eaft Whether you buy or sell
CimuaAff Cond action co. Remodel or build new.
Working together to personalize your options.
CGC058-092 Phone 778-5354 Insured
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
S Coastal Design Specialists
SCustom Luxury Homes
S* Additions & Alterations.
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience
JMj PAGE 28 N JULY 16, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
BY FRED PISCOP / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
ACROSS 49 Some picture 102 Hungary was a
I Cutaneous frames member of it
7 Rock group that 52 Used rubber 103 Suffix with sect
sang "Let's Go" 56 Garden, in a way 104 Named before
14 Splendid 57 Correspondence 106 Do some
19 Conductor to the editor of roadwork
Toscanini an Allentown 107 Automobile
Newspaper? sticker fig.
20 Like some shoes 60 Allan- 108 Jack-in-the-box
21 Grammy- 61 Obviously part
winning single sleep-deprived 109 I.Q.
of 1958 63 End of a Burns recordholder
22 Groundskeeper's title Marilyn--
bagful at an 64 Prepare to get Savant
Atlantic City juice 111 Prize
newspaper? 65 Madonna's "La 113 Associated
24 Armpit Bonita" 115 Shell shot at a
25 Companion 67 Kind of law Harrisburg
26 Oregon 69 Yeshiva product newspaper?
27 Playboy Khan 71 Off, so to speak 120 Come
28 Library ref. 72 Drink with 121 Nobel physicist
29 Where "Falstaff" 87-Arone 122 Be erel
premiered,89 74 Concert 122 Frank
premiered, 1893 memento 123 Rather awkward
32 Start of a string 76 Like a clover leaf 124 Mouthing off
of 13 Popes 78 Take over, in a more
34 Dish alternative, way 125 Crackers
maybe 79 Columbia, S.C.,
36 Loudness newspaper's DOWN
measure security 1 Skip, as a stone
37 Musician who department? on water
co-starred in 81 Vane dir. 2 Muff
"Trespass" 84 Like a mule 3 Hwy.
38 Descartes 86 Mars, to Aries, 4 Sweet wine
conclusion in astrology 5 Some insurance
39 Horse owned by 87 Ingredient'in a fraud
a Boston 72-Across 6 Tay,
newspaper? 89 Thunderstruck Scotland
42 Hired hands at 91 facto 7 Part of an old
Microsoft 93 Like Greek fleet
44 Sponsorship hippendale 8 In the know
furniture 8 In the know
46 Camera since 94 Way into the about
1924 bathroom at a 9 Subject of a
47 Bank sitters Macon psych.
99 Startto 10 Do
V function? 11 Permanent-
101 Snake oil, magnet alloy
purportedly 12 Seize again
13 60's campus grp.
14 Popular theater
16 Big goon
18 Beginning of a
21 Harper, for one
23 "Come Back,
29 Book before
30 Likeness: Prefix
31 Come-on at a
35 Handsome, as
38 Sharon, forone
41 In base 8
43 Shipping dept.
45 Pupil's reward
48 Roy Rogers's
50 A great dist.
51 "... and last in
53 Recruiter at a
55 Say it ain't so
58 -- squares
59 Malcontent 77 Eddie 92 Name dropper?
62 They're full of Rickenbacker's 94 Gong in an
beans 94th -- orchestra set
64 A bobby pin may Squadron 95 Run out
hold it 79 Alaska air base 96 Hybrid cats
65 "Look at me, 80 Great Fire of
SLondon diarist 97 Humidor item
66 Start of some 82 Pelvic bones 98 Fife player
Italian church 83 Tempter 100 "As You Like It"
names 85 Acting Day servant
68 Tutsi foe 88 .Gets via 105 In unison
70 a-brac computer 106 "Jurassic Park"
73 Cutting down 90 Prefix with mosquito
75 Misrepresent 1-Across preserver
110 Some B'way
112 Bird whose male
hatches the eggs
115 Stage setups, for
117 -- bind
119 Before, once
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 :or the call.
Want to keep in touch? Subscribe to the "best news!" Call 941 778-7978 and charge it to Visa or MasterCard.
RESiCE'-r.i LT. -e iL [- I,- T i: L
m, W il- i tr
..... ... .. ; :,.
z ..ix ,'u .
L : "" = :1 '. _:a
-.' '- ', ).' -., ,
:'g " ..... ".... .... "'2
I ,- .,- . a ,, ,
.. ''" """' , ,
___ "' "'
WATERFRONT ESTATE ON ANNA MARIA IS- WATERFRONT HOME DEEP WATER CANAL
LAND Direcilv onn Bimnir Ba 11 r.:.um crusom Cuslmrn tbudil 4BR 3BA hrn'i, on .J- epi.viLer l.i-
home budll b'v Eurupean designer wiin specia al nal Ci-Cmmrndi, p.:l rool Iande.nna courl I.er
ienhon oA quaill' .:lm3air.:Mion u -e 1 :.ligh ana~ l 5100l q ii ,:. hI.ir.] .r -. h.:,ur pli.:, .]rage
view $1 645.000 HOME FACTS n 21172 Call '149 00 l HiDF.IE FACTS 20.i2 C: I:.all r.lr,
Rose S.:nn:,err Ann Scrnm.ji
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE
Across Irom Gull be .: h- T,...-rl,: .*..i h
3BR 2BA and ,c.ubl.e-car .g ra.,je- .'.ii.h bt,..nu-
loom Fr lJ .'jer Berter C:3rpenri. ,jnr lull, fur
nished '$ 15'3 901) HOMr.IE F AC, TS '2 11:2 CI311
Mary Arrin Srhm li or Helen r. 'rFhil
BEST VALUE FOR WATERFRONT LIVING
Exquisile .viev., c Ci Sarasolja 5.-i yie no
Longboai Key 24- hi:ur guard li' llar.e kiicrenr
Iwo lanais. wei tar and eleadiC or H-ire War-
ianly $23- .C00 Call Bcob .-.r Penn,,- Hall
WESTBAY COVE Lu-ri l-ij,: r,:.l i-
poF:,:,l _- enn i ] 1 Bri. hl Ir i Ih:,: ir -'H -' A iit'n l
upJ.dled 1 'il 00 HOr.IE F ',- T- : I'5 .' ll
B.:,:, ,:r Lu Ah ,:dern t ] unrn ,:.:rr, ir I l.:.,,r
BR EBA urni tr ,13 9I0:i HO.:tE FAC TS -'f.j -
-Call i ,1 Anr .-r, rnm..i l :,r H- l.-I ln H l r. le
FLAMINGO CAY CANALFRONT HOME
8-.aler -: dre in i J Bf arg ,? o:r, i, ii I
.:lir,r t lhin ra c'i _'i J i 1,al h i r 11, 0 0i i01 : It. lilt [rl-.-ir
beach.- '.199 : 51:11 H.I:-1 E FAC TS n. 0,j':. CI: ll
BAYFRONT 3jR LBA L'j, lrr,:r nWi. Cm.yc.]
p I:.l ih lid -d.: .aji i i on .anal D -_i.: DEire.I,
3.:.: '-. to InIrac,-l.:ST.9l W :Ji:-r'.i3, :.:rr^ .l' i
.1,e... D i, ;lin.: -,,ur- .3 I9lN HO- E.
FAC TT O'.N 32 'all HelEn Who?,:
MAJESTIC BAY VIEW FROM PRIVATE BAL-
C O N Y H i i ]u.Ii. i -i ,: ,:.,i .. .r ,,, : :T ,
,,-,,: .r T:. T '., ,:, i l :, i-h ,: rI,:,!-. i n: tt..lh- u-nli I.:r r : |,
i1 : :i.9 H,: [.1i F T '.4 T .2 i ll T.
T t:,. rii i
HOW TO USE HOME
Simply .',all HOME FACTS
927-3200 and ENTER THE
FIVE-DIGIT :r:priperly code shown
HO M0 E FAC T _:. ri..i e ,u:,L .-I ,:l ri pli.:.ri
tIhl..,l prop,?rlv, or le ,..Ou -_ rch l h r
,lh,:. i propi rl. I :, ; .L l .T and' pr L:
FRC1.1 i ,OUFIR C' P.ITER AcL-.- r:
3i-l ,c,,'her,? i' Il Ae A, o:nrl.d ,i
,nA .' Cold'. ?Ilbanker o:m'
TOWNHOUSE ON WATER Wesit.a, P.-.ii .
t.lr.:.ring rarely. l.ll-er.E d :3PR iBA 2- 0 sq II
I. ing are a l.:'. er fl-..: T li,rlin lIe uptjrai.deI
Ihri. i.:ul ,31i d.:.: c. ii Irn .r I ,,1 Ir.I 1. i- ri
H ,tr.1E F AC TS 20:3Q C. .:i Bo:, Cn sE,
ISLAND LOTS .....ISLAND LOTS
ANNA MARIA CITY Rare buiLlding lot
on deep-water canal with no bridges
to GLIII Cleared': and ready 10 build
$122 500 Call Bob or Lu Rhoden
NORTH POINT HARBOUR Rare
Cinallitr lot 25',:4 teeth to open bay
No bnrlc:lgs to Gulf Exclusive neigh-
borhood $210,000 Call Rose
AFFORDABLE, CHOICE NORTHWEST LOCA-
TIOrN ir. ., I ;J Pl ,':-1:-r lltl..n 3hHBR -E--B4 -plif.pl- n
hw -.ITI ll i lar]. -.- 3 .-Ir.:l .:,].e,3 .,:.l,air : il '
p.. i,:, .' 1 .,d i ], r.:].-. r '.*; A l i.:.l .: armni
".dil - _:. ..arl 3r.1 Ki .I, i rc li:,o 1l 1 i 1 I -*l0:
HOMEr.I FAC'TS 11;"106? i.ill Snulr'. HI.;H.ll,do.:.,_
rq 19- CT. 4
M" I,- w'a
"17- r 7' ,'
~ ,. .,. -. ...,. ,,,, -; .. I ., g.. 2 :~ ,,j ,.. ...-