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By Jim Hanson
Nobody from the public liked either the proposed
Holmes Beach budget or the tax increase to support it,
but a hearing into the matter fell far short of revolt.
The public got its first shot at the budget at the
commission's workshop Thursday, July 31. There will
be two more public hearings in September, likely more
formal affairs than last week's.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner sent the commissioners
copies of the complete fiscal year 1998 budget along
Why, asked an
does a place this
small have a
with his proposed in-
crease of the mill levy,
the rate at which prop-
erty is taxed. It has been
1.75 mills for four years
but he suggests it should
go to 2.25. A mill brings
$1 per $1,000 of a
valuation after home-
stead exemption, if ap-
The property tax hike
is about 36 percent above the roll-back millage rate of
1.6547. "Roll-back" is a term used to define the mill-
age rate that would produce the same revenue to the
city based on any change in assessed value of property.
When property values go up. the roll-back rate gener-
ally drops from current millage values in the case of
Holmes Beach, 1.6547 mill, down from 1.75.
The Police Department and Public Works came in
for most of the questioning at the workshop, no surprise
since together they account for $242,590 of the
$263,200 increase in the proposed budget over the cur-
Why, asked an irate citizen, does a place this small
have a million-dollar police budget?
Chief Jay Romine: "Since I walked in tonight five
people have told me of problems. We can't do the job
without people and equipment 24 hours a day, 365 days
Mayor VanWagoner: "The cost in every depart-
ment is up, but the police increase is in new cars and a
new position, a marine policeman."
Resident Chris Berra: "Must we have two new
vehicles in one year, plus video equipment in all cars?"
Romine: "Six years ago the commission asked us
to extend vehicle life to three years, and we buy two
one year and one the next. This is a two-car year. Video
cameras provide evidentiary value, and in complaints
of an officer's attitude, the video clears it up quickly."
Resident Ronald Anderson: "The budget should be
put to a vote of the people, and at a time when the
PLEASE SEE BUDGET, NEXT PAGE
Final KINSA winner blasts off
James D. Adams of Anna Maria is the final winner in the Islander Bystander/Kodak International Newspaper
Snapshop Awards. His photo of a night space shuttle launch will compete with other winners throughout the
world for more than $52,000 in prizes. Judging will take place in October. The Islander Bystander wishes to
thank all the contestants we hope to see your pictures again next year!
Pier fishing fee increase
proposed in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
A day on the dock may cost more in Bradenton
Commissioners Thursday will consider increasing
the fishing fee at the Bradenton Beach City Pier from
the current 50 cents to $1.
Commissioner Connie Drescher, who proposed the
increase, projected revenue for the pier's fishing li-
cense sales at about $3,000 under the current fee sched-
ule. With the increase, the city would receive about
$8,000 a year, she predicted.
Of the 50-cent charge, 20 cents goes to the fran-
chise holders of the pier concession stand, the
Bradenton Beach Pier & Cafe, for operation of a bait
shop and the taking of the fishing fees.
Drescher is proposing using the added revenue to
provide better security at the pier, extending the hours
of operation of the bait shop and the fishing fee sales
- as well as ongoing maintenance of the pier.
"Many improvements have been made during the
past two years." Drescher said of the pier, "but we have
had an ongoing problem with misuse of the facilities:
bait cutting on the railings, the benches, the tops of the
garbage containers and now the four newly installed
During pier renovation earlier this summer, several
hundred dollars worth of construction material was sto-
len from the pier. There have also been reports of van-
Drescher also said many fishers wait until the bait
shop and fishing license office is closed to fish on the
pier for free.
Strollers who want to watch birds or look at the
water will still not be charged for walking out to the
end of the pier.
Fishing at the Anna Maria City Pier is free. The
Rod and Reel Pier in Anna Maria charges $1.25 per
person, with children aged 8 to 12 charged $1 while
those under 8 may fish free. The new Sunshine Sky-
way Fishing Piers charge $3 to drive out to the pier,
plus an additional $2 per person to fish for adults.
There is also a $1 toll charge to get to the piers.
City Attorney Alan Prather said the agreement
with Bradenton Beach, Manatee County and the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
calls for "any fees charged to be uniform in their
Prather said the initial fishing charge was 25 cents,
established in 1990. The commission increased the fee
to 50 cents in 1993.
The public hearing on the fee increase will begin
at 7 p.mn. Thursday. Due to construction at city hall, the
meeting will be held at the Tingley Memorial lIibrary,
Ill Second St. N.
Surplus fire truck goes to car dealer
By Pat Copeland
Anna Maria Fire Commissioners last month voted
to sell a surplus truck to the Duette fire volunteers for
one dollar. They had advertised the truck to other pub-
lic agencies, asking for a minimum of $2,000, but re-
ceived no bids.
This month commissioners accepted a bid of
$2,000 from Abraham Chevrolet of Tampa for the
truck. Fire Chief Andy Price said Anna Maria Commis-
sioner Robert McElheny, general manager of Abraham
Chevrolet, saw the article about the truck and alerted
the company. The company then made the bid.
Mary Stephens, the fire district's administrative
secretary, said after an item is declared surplus, it must
be offered to other government agencies first.
"We got ahead of ourselves when we offered the
truck to Ductte," she explained. "We rechecked the
statute and found we must offer it to the public if we
get no bids from government agencies. We wanted to
make sure we followed the proper procedure."
She said when they got the bid from Abraham
Chevrolet, they had to accept it or they would be vio-
"The Duette volunteers were very understanding,"
she said. "They knew they would only get it if we
didn't get a bid. We were able to give them a surplus
truck last year."
Abraham Chevrolet will use the vehicle for display
along with other emergency vehicles it has acquired.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O p in io n s .............................. .................. 6
Those Were the Days ............................... 7
Announcem ents .................. ................... 10
Isla nd P o et .................... ..... .. ................. 11
Stir-it-up ................... ........ ...... ....... ....... 12
Island M ap ................................................. .. 14
Anna Maria Island tides .............................. 19
Real estate ................... ............................... 20
Crossword puzzle................................. .... 28
AUGUST 6, 1997
li PAGE 2 N AUGUST 6, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria pipeline plan received, revised
Anna Maria residents will have an opportunity to
voice concerns or accolades on a controversial drain-
age-system between Magnolia and Pine avenues near
South Bay Boulevard soon.
Preliminary engineering studies have been com-
pleted by the city-retained firm of Zoller, Najjar and
Shroyer Inc. for a pipeline to alleviate flooding in the
northeastern area of the city. Those plans call for a 29-
inch pipe to be installed.
The residents of the area are nearly unanimous in their
opposition to the proposed pipeline. They have argued
repeatedly at commission meetings for the existing swale
to be improved and maintained in lieu of the pipeline, stat-
ing the pipe would be more costly, not perform as well as
a ditch and would be more difficult to maintain.
Mayor Chuck Shumard has adamantly pushed for
the pipeline, citing fears that someone could be hurt in
In fact, in June, Shumard promised the pipeline
opponents a feasibility study on the swale and then
The city received the report from the engineers last
week but will make preliminary revisions before pre-
senting the plan at a public meeting.
Shumard agreed to allow commissioners to attend
the engineers' initial presentation at the request of
Commissioner Elaine Burkly and to conduct the
presentation "in the Sunshine." However, the report
was hand delivered to city hall and Public Works Di-
rector Phil Charnock said there was no meeting with
Charnock said he and his assistant Anne Beck will
review the plans and request revisions "in the aspect of,
they [engineers] didn't show a tie-in on Spring Avenue
in a previous report. Chances are the engineers have
plans that are tightened up."
Burkly and other commissioners were told they
would receive a copy of the Zoller, Najjar and Shroyer
The Graf Zeppelin it's
not, but there is a blimp
hovering over the waters
of Sarasota Bay these
days. The red-and-white-
striped blimp is used by
Mote Marine Laboratory
scientists to conduct
aerial videotaping of
dolphins and manatees.
The video camera is
strapped to the belly of
the blimp and relayed to
screens on board boats
below. Islander Photo:
Tax increase draws questions by
Holmes Beach residents
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
people are all here."
Resident Joan Perry: "This is like buying a car, do
you buy a Cadillac or a Lexus or do you buy a Ford? I
compared Holmes Beach with Beria, Ky., for they are
similar. Beria's budget is $5,292,465. (Holmes Beach's
proposed budget is $4,565,414.) Beria has 26 police
employees (Holmes Beach 20), Beria has 17 vehicles
(vs. 11 here), Beria's police budget is $1,085,000 to
Holmes Beach's $1,056;837. So Beria gets its police
department for $103.25 per citizen, here it costs each
of us $203.24. Do we want a Cadillac or Lexus or a
Resident Don Schroeder: "The increase seems
overboard. Why do we need extra people? Could we
Romine: "The added position is in marine enforce-
ment. The vehicle costs are higher this year because we
want to replace sedans with high-wheel vehicles for
storm use, $5,000 more per vehicle."
Berra: "$35,000 for a flatbed dump truck? Must we
have a brand new one?"
Joe Duennes, public works director: "If we buy a
used one, we get someone else's problem. It would just
shorten the time before we have to buy another one."
Resident Mercedes Thornburg: "Could a bike path be
added to the sections of Marina Drive being resurfaced?"
Duennes: "No. You get four feet off the shoulder
of the road (for a path) and you get into drainage situ-
ations that need extensive engineering."
VanWagoner made an impassioned defense of
the budget, inviting people to compare the millage
with other towns Longboat Key 2.33, Bradenton
Beach 2.57, Palmetto 4.0. He quoted City Treasurer
Ann Mitchell's estimate that 2.25 mills would mean
$275,000 more, 2.0 $161.350, unchanged at 1.75
$47,000 more because of property value increases.
Total millage is 20.1 1, he said, 7.795 of it going to
Manatee County, 9.515 to schools, .809 to repay a
county loan, so that "our 1.75 returns us less than 10
percent on the property tax."
Commission Chairman Don Maloney said the
commissioners need to comb through the budget line
by line, and set a meeting Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. for them
to do so, with the public welcome.
Inc. plan to review.
Presently one copy exists at city hall and concerned
residents will need to make an appointment with
Charnock to review the plan.
"We expect to have the revised report in our hands
within a few days," Charnock said. "We will then in-
vite the public to participate in a public meeting dur-
ing which the stormwater drainage situation and rec-
ommendations will be discussed.
Charnock said the meeting will be at 10 a.m. on
either August 19 or 20, depending on confirmation
from the engineers.
"This issue should be resolved within the next two
weeks," Charnock added.
Following approval of the pipeline plan by the city,
it will be submitted to the U.S. Army Corp of Engi-
neers, the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict and the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection for permits.
the works in
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach is going back to the well again
in hopes to receive another community block grant
from the state.
Commissioners approved advertising for a plan-
ner, grants administrator and engineer last week in
the first step of applying for a grant to continue reno-
vations to the historic old-town area of the city -
generally that area from Cortez Road to Third Street
The city has received about $1 million to date
from the state through Community Development
Block Grants, a federally subsidized, state-adminis-
tered program that assists municipalities.
Work done so far includes improvements to the
Bridge Street area in 1995 and ongoing work at the
approach to the Bradenton Beach City Pier, Gulf
Drive between Third Street South and First Street
North and the city parking lot on First Street North.
That work, which began last week, will add
landscaping, curbs, gutters, benches and lights. The
parking lot will be landscaped and lighted, and side-
walks will be added through the area. There will also
be trash receptacles and benches strategically placed
along the walkways.
The city will advertise in a regional newspaper for
proposals from firms to provide services to write the grant
application, administer the grant funds if approved by the
state and engineer the project. Although still in a discus-
sion stage, the next grant will probably focus on extend-
ing landscaping, sidewalks, curbs and lighting in the his-
toric old-town area, although there has been mention made
of trying to bury utilities as well.
Deadline for proposals at city hall is Aug. 15. It is
expected that a proposal will be accepted by the city
commission by the end of August. The grant will be
submitted later this year, with grant acceptance or de-
nial by the Florida Department of Community Affairs
by early next year.
Setback change sought
in Holmes Beach
The Holmes Beach commission instructed Build-
ing Official Joe Duennes to work on a change to the
city's setbacks for two-story single-family structures.
Commissioner Ron Robinson brought the re-
quest to the commission at the request of a resident.
Setbacks for a one-story structure are presently 10
feet but setbacks for a two-story structure are 15
feet, said Robinson.
According to Robinson, setbacks for two-story
structures should be 10 feet for the first floor and 15
feet for the second floor.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 6, 1997 N PAGE 3 [l]
Longboat Chamber wins Small Chamber of Year Award
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce was
named "Best Small Chamber in the State of Florida" at
the annual Florida Chamber of Commerce Executive
leadership Conference held in July at Mission Inn Golf
and Tennis Resort.
In announcing the winner, FCCE Board President
Mike Arts, president of the Greater Boca Raton Cham-
ber of Commerce, cited the following programs of the
Longboat Key Chamber for excellence: adopted the
first five-year strategic plan in its 39-year history,
formed the Realtor Group of Longboat Key, the
Longboat Key Restaurant Association, the Developer/
Contractor Group, and the Financial Focus group.
Other programs cited were the President's Club
which added 108 new members, the Senior Outreach
Committee's nine-month educational seminar series, a
Welcome Back Event attended by more than 700 resi-
dents, winter residents and tourists of Longboat Key, and
the introduction of the Longboat Key Street Art Festival.
In addition, three new systems were introduced at
Members of the Anna Maria Island Bridge Club gathered to say so long and good luck to those members
returning north. Before disbanding, the club made a donation of $2,500 to the Center. All agreed to return to
the Anna Maria Island Community Center for another season of play next year. Members pictured are, first
row, from left, Beatrice Garrelts, Gigi Steinberg, Sophia Stotter, Linda Reeves, and Carol Bryant. Back row,
from left, Alfred Garrelts, Jane Kane, Bea VanWelde, Fave and James Mclntvre and Dorothy and Cliff Dukes.
Members not pictured are June Ardovino, Lynn Hannon, Martha DeMaio, Barbara and Barry Brown, Eldora
Cohen, Joan Jeffrey, Julie Caron, Barbara Parkman, Claudette Kenn., Marion Ramxisy and Mr. Stottfr.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Julie Caron
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8/12, 7:30 p.m., work session.
8/7, 7 p.m., commission meeting. Agenda:
continuation of public hearing on building
department citation schedule, public hearing on
fishing fees at Bradenton Beach City Pier,
public hearing on building permit/inspection
fees, public hearing on adoption of Standard
Building Code, first reading on ordinance
adopting amendment to employee benefit plan,
discussion on city hall landscaping, discussion
on paving of 12th Street North, emergency
management update, discussion on approval of
new streets and roads department vehicle,
discussion of sound system for commission
chambers, discussion on "Christmas prelude" in
historic old-town area, discussion of Holmes
Beach offer of police services, street-end dock
discussion at 12th Street South and public
comments. SPECIAL NOTE: Due to construc-
tion at city hall, the meeting will be held in the
Tingley Memorial Library. I11 Second St. N.
8/12, 9 a.m., work session on city hall
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h1 PAGE 4 N AUGUST 6, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Restaurant owner seeks outdoor alcohol service
By Pat Copeland
Bill Zalla, owner of Name That Restaurant, for-
merly the Back Bay Steakhouse, will ask Holmes
Beach commissioners to approve the sale of alcohol
for outdoor dining.
In a letter to the commission, Zalla said he would
abide by the restrictions in the outdoor dining ordi-
nance but would like a variance to serve alcoholic bev-
"In addition to the restriction in the outdoor din-
ing ordinance, we propose a renewable license (to
serve alcohol) for four 90-day terms," he explained.
Zalla requested a license that could be revoked if he
fails to comply with the terms and agreed to the 10
p.m. closing for outside dining.
Zalla said neighbors have endorsed the request and he
Restrictions lifted on
By J.C. Higgins
Second-hand merchandise establishments are now
OK in the City of Anna Maria. A new law amends pre-
vious restrictions on these types of businesses.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said "Instead of dealing with
individual variances as they arise, the city attorney recom-
mended that we amend the regulations. We don't expect
that second-hand stores will become a problem here, and,
of course, all stores must obtain a permit."
The revision came about to accommodate a request
for a thrift shop from Roser Memorial Community
Church on church-owned property that was not previ-
ously zoned for retail business.
Register now for after
school care at Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center urges
parents to hurry and sign up children for its after school
TLC program which will begin Monday, Aug. 25.
The TLC program will run Monday through Friday
from 3 to 6 p.m. The cost per child is $25 per week for
Center members and $30 per week for non-members.
The curriculum of the program will have an interna-
tional flavor. Children will have the opportunity to dis-
cover new countries and experience its culture, art, cloth-
ing, customs and food all without leaving the Island.
Parents may register their children at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City, during normal
needs every possible opportunity for sales. "The locals
want line dining and the tourists won't fill the motels if
there is not a good place to eat in Holmes Beach," he said.
The restaurant seats 525 people and "I've com-
mitted a large sum of money to give it my best shot,"
In addition, Zalla asked the commission to remove
silt built up in the yacht basin.
"We can't lease our boat slips because the city's
storm drains have filled the basin in with silt and some
boats are aground on low tide," Zalla said in a June 11
letter to the public works department. "We need the
city to remove the silt as soon as possible."
Zalla also asked the city to pay for repairs to a dock
damaged when a car crashed into the basin. The car
allegedly hit a city storm-drain cover, resulting in a
crash into the basin last November.
Zalla leases the docks from the city and accord-
ing to Bill Saunders, public works assistant director,
the repairs were to items covered by Zalla according
to the lease.
Saunders also noted that the city's insurer has
ruled that auto accident claim is not valid.
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes said he is
currently doing research to determine who's respon-
sible for dredging the basin.
In addition, the city is seeking a new site plan
from Zalla for the basin area. Mayor Bob
VanWagoner said the watercraft rental and boat club
being operated at the basin are not shown on the ex-
isting site plan.
Zalla replied in the June 11 letter that the delay is
because rapid changes have been taking place on the
property since he assumed control.
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during the church's Vacation Bible School, Juvl 21-25. Tour guides to the park were found "whooping it up
during their last performance dance on the midway's center stage. Performing a dance choreographed by
Brittni Murphy, age 14, are first row, from left, Kilev Murphy, Katie Beaman and Sarah Judeh. Back row,
.from left, are Marleen Carroll. Katie Moore and Brittni Murphy. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Alice White.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 6, 1997 0 PAGE 5 IE
History of Duffy's Tavern
By Estella Freeman
Special to The Islander Bystander
In 1936 a young Midwestern couple went to
Florida for their honeymoon. They traveled the state
and were so impressed with the west coast that they
planned to come back some day and have a business
near the beach.
Sixteen years later, with their two young children,
they did just that. They loved Anna Maria Island. They
found a commercial building lot to their liking and
planned to build their little drive-in. Through much
difficulty, they were able to start construction in 1952/
53. It was their plan to have full-course dinners, an ice
cream soda fountain, carry-out and curb service. That
was the "going thing" in the '50s.
The front of the building faced Gulf Drive across
from the Manatee Public Beach. French doors were
across the front and two sides to give it an open air
feeling, but it was still possible to close it off in inclem-
ent weather. They soon found that the curb service
would not work. It was too hot in the summer and there
were too many mosquitoes. The concrete tables with
bright striped umbrellas outside were seldom used.
Business those first two moths was quite slow.
Eventually Mid-Island Drive-In's business began
to improve. More locals, families, tourists and the Mil-
waukee Braves baseball players discovered it. As busi-
ness began to pick up, the owners put in long hours,
serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eventually, due to
family business problems up north, they had to close
the drive-in and go back to the Midwest.
After a time the little business was leased to a husband
and wife and later to a man who took over. The name
My grandparents came to Anna Maria Island
45 years ago and opened the Mid-Island Drive-In.
Today it is known as Duffy,'s Tavern.
For many years I have heard stories about
Duffy'sfrom my family and know that the tavern is
well known. I would like to submit this story about
my hard-working grandparents.
Estella Freeman, Bradenton
Duffi''s Tavern in Holmes Beach as captured on film by Lois Finley of Anna Maria.
changed to Duffy's Tavern because the new owner was
known as Duffy. The menu changed from meals and ice
cream, to sandwiches, soup and frosted mugs of beer.
Duffy leased the place for 12 years and it became well
known. At Duffy's retirement, a local woman, Pat Geyer,
took over the management of the business. She has suc-
cessfully operated Duffy's for 25 years.
Many notable people and others from all walks of
life have passed through its doors. Many stories and
tales are told about the little place across the road from
the beach. Write-ups have been in USA Today, the Is-
land and Key newspapers, the Bradenton Herald and
others. As the old radio station show "Duffy's Tavern"
said. "Where the elite meet to eat."
Stop in sometime and see the collection of baseball
caps and enjoy on of Dul't )', clccschurgcrs and, tas
you look about, think that when it \\was built in 1(52/53.
there were only rumors of a possible bridge linking
Bradenton to the Island.
The Mid-Island Drive-In was the only privately
owned commercial building in that area. Only jungle
existed behind and on both sides and all round. At that
time Manatee County had jurisdiction over the land.
All permits were issued by the county. The property
was later annexed into the City of Holmes Beach.
Water came from a point well which tasted good and,
of course, there was no sewer system in those days.
Hats off to Duffy's, or should I say caps off? Good
luck and may you keep going strong and serving the
people who live in the area and those who come to
enjoy paradise on our beautiful Anna Maria Island.
The young people who came to Anna Maria 61
years ago still live in Nlanatee County and they are my
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Mer a e
Shell game, Island style
It's that time of year when, like touring a sausage fac-
tory, you really don't want to watch what your govern-
ments are doing, but it's hard to turn away because they're
grinding up your money. It's budget time for cities.
It usually works out that the property tax rate, called
millage in thejingoese of budget crunchers, stays the same
or is slightly raised. It's a logical approach to budgets,
especially since there is almost always a hidden increase
in property rich areas like Anna Maria Island.
Here's how the hidden increase provides additional
revenue for cities without raising taxes.
Property assessments generally go up.in this area each
year. The city could lower its tax rate and generate the
same revenue asthe previous year. That seldom happens.
The budget increases and the millage rate remains the
same or increases slightly and a lot more money comes
into the city without a substantial tax hike.
And if that isn't complicated enough, here's another
bit of switching. Try to follow this trail:
In Holmes Beach several years ago, a code enforce-
ment position was created within the public works depart-
ment. That position was shifted to administration, work-
ing directly under the mayor. On the next budget, it shifted
to the police department.
But the salary dollars stayed in the public works bud-
get and a new position was created to go with the pay.
When code enforcement moved from administration to
police, administration created a new position to go with
the salary budgeted formerly to code enforcement.
Still with us? This year, the code enforcement posi-
tion is set to go back to public works which since the
original maneuver, has added a secretary, assistant pub-
lic works director and a department manager.
The police department will likely maintain the code
enforcement salary for an additional officer and add a full-
time marine patrol officer. The marine patrol officer sal-
ary is paid partially by county funds so that's OK. Right?
Except last year the police department added a com-
munity patrol officer with state funds and that position
continues but does the state still pay? Or does Holmes
Beach absorb that cost? See how it grows? And grows.
Administration, public works and the police depart-
ment have grown nearly two-fold in manpower in four
years. How did we ever manage to keep the city running
in the past? If it weren't for the windfall tax dollars from
the cities share of a countywide school tax, and the wind-
fall spending, either taxes would be increasing greatly or
politicians would be forced to face fiscal responsibility.
What can you do? Attend the public budget hearings
in your city in September and ask questions like, "Is this
needed?" and, "How did we get here from there?"
Just remember, the shell game will disappear and
you'll be left with the bill.
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Garden criticism leaps
beyond the truth
This letter is in response to the letters of criticism
heaped upon the mayor of Anna Maria for removing
sonie of the so-called native Florida vegetation in front
of Anna Maria City Hall. This also includes the criti-
cisms on the Bradenton Herald and The Islander By-
stander opinion pages.
If you people would take the time to walk around
the city hall area, you would see that the addition to the
Island Players Theater accounted for a good portion of
the vegetation that was removed, and that the remain-
ing area of vegetation removed in front of city hall was
only a small portion.
After reading your critical letters, anyone who is
not familiar with Anna Maria would think the mayor
bulldozed all of the city hall area flat! This is not the
case. More than three-quarters of the planted area re-
As for the sculpture that was placed in memory of
Mary Ross it was accidentally run over by the truck
delivering lumber for the theater's addition.
Mayor Shumard is trying to have it repaired by the
person who made it. If it cannot be repaired, a new one
will be commissioned and placed in the garden.
There is a saying that goes, "Look before you
leap." Evidently many of you wrote your letters of criti-
cism, including the newspapers' opinions, before you
knew the facts.
I also would like to know how many of you who
wrote your critical letters have your own home land-
scaped with native Florida vegetation?
Ed Callen, Anna Maria City
SEditor's note: The large area of garden bulldozed
directly in front of city hall includes the large open
area originally targeted for beautification by the late
Commissioner Mary Ross. Other smaller areas sur-
round the city-owned theater building and plants that
line the perimeter of the parking areas and the horse-
shoe pits were not removed. We contend the mayor
should accept responsibility for the actions he took
and those that fell under his responsibility as all ar-
eas concerned are on city property. The mayor only
says he didn't [personally] destroy Ross's memorial
marker. The buck stops where?
Last week my brother told me of the demolition of
the gardens surrounding the Anna Maria Island Play-
house/City Hall. When pressed about the details he
went on to tell me that the brick sidewalk had been torn
out and the small memorial to my mother, former City
Commissioner Mary Ross, was destroyed.
I understand there will be additions made to the
building and that the surrounding landscape will reflect
a more "manicured" attitude.
All this saddens me more than I can express. This
seems to undermine the spirit of Anna Maria Island,
which my mother worked so hard to preserve. Is it the
mayor's wish.to convert city hall from the original
xeriscape to one generated by the Florida Bureau of
I remember when I came to Anna Maria as a child
and found not Disney World, but a place where if you
looked hard enough, ou u found just as many treasures
I appreciate the different tastes and opinions of
those who live on the Island today. I also know my
mother was an effective representative of the citizenry.
She truly spoke for the residents all the residents. It
is a shame that the "representatives" these days have so
little respect for their constituents' opinions and for
those who gave so much of their time and dedication to
a place that is special to all of us.
If there is a place where one can truly appreciate the
beauty of traditional Florida, it should be Anna Maria's
city hall and the Island Players building.
In the future, I hope those with the power to change
things will consider enhancing rather than transform-
Sandi Hansen, Colorado
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see page 9
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 10, The Saga Of Anna Maria City
by June Alder
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"We have long been in search of a
beach property located on the West Coast
which properly developed will afford a
playground for the rapidly increasing
tourist travel which is now coming to this
coast instead of the East Coast. We will
make Anna Maria Beach to the West
Coast what Palm Beach and Miami are to
the east coast.
"In time, we propose having a two-
million-dollar hotel with all that goes with
such an undertaking and in addition, the
best country club and golf course in this
section. Winter homes of a distinct type
appealing to the moneyed people of the
North and Middle West will be built, the
streets will be beautified andpaved, and in
fact the wholeproperty will be laid out and
landscaped by competent landscape ar-
chitects and engineers who are already on
the job getting things ready."
"We hope to make ofAnna Maria an
Island of Enchantment and we are going
to take advantage of its magnificent setting
and location. Very little artificial work will
have to be done. Of course, there will be
considerable dredging and building of
seawalls to provide for the anchoring of
the large and most luxurious of the private
yachts which are being attracted to
Florida waters these days.
"We are in touch with men of means
who realize the possibilities in a develop-
ment of this nature and we have no fear
nor hesitancy in saying that within a com-
paratively short time Anna Maria will be
the most attractive winter as well as sum-
mer resort on the west coast."
J. Rutledge McGhee of the McGhee
Interests, Inc. (announcing the purchase of
the Anna Maria Beach, May 29, 1924)
SThis new owner of the ill-fated Anna
Maria Beach Resort could he succeed
where three previous owners had failed?
Perhaps he could. For in 1924, at the
height of the Florida Land Boom, any-
thing was possible.
Look what was happening in upper
Tampa Bay. Day-by-day, the expanse of
water separating St. Petersburg and
Tampa was being spanned. A consider-
able number of Manateeans were among
those to whom George S. "Dad" Gandy
had sold stock in the 14-mile-long bridge
that would cut the distance between the
cities from 43 to 19 miles. The anticipa-
tion of its opening in November already
had set off a merry rush of construction.
SThen there was that fellow in Tampa,
D.P. Davis. He was rapidly turning two
mangrove islands at the mouth of the
Hillsborough River into a classy housing
development. Wealthy people from the
North practically had their hands on their
wallets to grab up the lots due to go on
Closer to home, down Sarasota way
circus king John Ringling was linking an
assortment of islands into an offshore real
estate empire that included two-thirds of
Longboat Key. There, Ringling intended
to put up a fancy hotel to be called the
Ritz-Carlton, like the one in New York.
There was no reason in the world
why Anna Maria Island shouldn't get in
on the good times, folks were saying. But
there were a few skeptics.
Who was this guy McGhee?
The former newspaperman from
South Carolina had arrived in Florida two
years ago. He had already made a name
for himself in St. Petersburg real estate
circles (his publicity releases said) as "the
moving genius" in the development of
exclusive Edgemoor Estates.
McGhee was in no hurry, however.
He intended to come up with an entirely
new plot plan for an area extending all the
way down to the southern extremity of the
town (to where Holmes' Island Shopping
Center is today). For now, he would be
putting his major efforts in Edgemoor
Estates. But he told Mayor Davis to be
ready for the tourists who would be arriv-
Ing on the Island by boat and bus during
the winter season when his "high-pow-
ered sales force" would be on hand.
While waiting for McGhee to gear up
for the big sales campaign, the Anna
Maria town commissioners busied them-
selves with such mundane tasks as dig-
ging into the local Indian mounds to shell
more streets, putting culverts under said
streets and building an ice plant, presum-
ably so the visiting sales prospects could
tinkle ice in their cups of lemonade.
Next: Disaster strikes at midnight
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This portion of J. Rutledge McGhee's site plan shows the location of his pro-
posed $2 million hotel and park almost exactly on the spot where the Island's
first homesteader, George Bean, built his home in 1893. Note the waterside
drive circling the point plus a broad boulevard (to be called Royal Palm Espla-
nade) down the center of the island.
MIAMI OF THE WEST COAST?
I[ PAGE 8 K AUGUST 6, 1997 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Everybody went on vacation and we got pictures!
Islander journeys to Bratislava
Gail and Richard Carter of Bradenton Beach
recently spent three weeks in Europe visiting friends
in London and Bratislava (in the Slovak Republic) as
well as traveling by Eurorail to Brussels, Vienna,
Cracow, Venice and Paris. The Carters, center,
share a copy of The Islander with former Island
residents Barbora, left, and Roman Ubar in
Bratislava where the Ubars now reside. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of Gail and Richard Carter
Real chilly for June Catching up on the news
Sam Smith knows how to keep his cool reading The Islander Bystander. He Barbara Sato and Chris Shaw flank Janet Aubrn during a week of "rest and
vacationed at Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, in Alberta, Canada, in June. relaxation "for the two real estate sales women at Aubry's summer digs, "Sum-
Smith is a partner in Doss-Smith & Associates, a real estate appraisalfirm, a mer Hill," Northeast Harbor, Maine. The three Islanders no doubt caught up on
longtime Islander and real estate investor, plenty of gossip and antique shopping.
Castles, kings and The Islander
Sam McDowell, center, of Anna Maria City and a member of the Island Players
board of directors, shares Island news abroad under the shadow of Cardiff Castle
with Mavis and Graham Evans of the Players Theatre of Glamorgan, Wales,
during a recent visit. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Sam McDowell
Relaxing in the Ozarks
Islander Ralph Oyseth travels to the Ozark Mountains for an annual vacation
with Holmes Beach resident Archie Wade at his cabin there. Here, Oyseth looks
over The Islander Bystander at Buffalo Point.
This pub's for you
Peg Geyer, left, Miss Duff "Two, traveled England
and Scotland with Joan Shvymanski this summer.
Their "pub tour" included a day trip by train with
friends from Preston to London where they Iperused
The Islander Bystander at the London Tower Bridge.
Other trip photos including pub and country
scenes may be seen at Duffy's Tavern in Holmes
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 6, 1997 M PAGE 9 IE
I Y-UON ON
Seal doesn't reflect real
I smell a rat underneath the trouble-ridden clock
tower in Bradenton Beach. What possessed the com-
missioners to choose an obvious plagiarism of the new
Chrysler badge as runner-up in the motto-city seal con-
test begs the question, "What were you thinking?"
What they chose as the city seal features the new
clock tower as a prominent feature. The motto sounds
like something that would be found on a high school
Could it be that someone might be trying to immor-
talize their efforts in relation to the clock tower? I think
the residents in Bradenton Beach would agree the mat-
ter may need some scrutiny considering the way things
work on the "Bubba system" on the Island.
I mean no offense to the winning artist, but the
curled scroll and the pelican are images that have been
flogged into near ubiquitousness by the various local
governments representing Floridians.
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shown here, you can choose squared doors, as well.
The best of the three finalists, in my opinion, was
the ship's wheel and the shell design. It had integrity
and reflected some thought.
Before it is too late I think the voters should be
given the right to choose what seal defines where they
live. Speak up now or live the next 50 or so years with
a seal that does not reflect the taste or discretion of real
Jloshai B. Henkel, Anna Maria
Appeal to the state to force
It is not surprising that Anna Maria Island commu-
nities' attempts at consolidation have a 55-year record
I have not been able to discover a single case in all
recorded history of cities on their own successfully
agreeing to amalgamate.
Always, superior powers, states or armies have
been the decisive influence.
Perhaps an appeal to effective sources in the state
of Florida could help our Island achieve a proper de-
Herb Haines, Holines Beach
in Holmes Beach
What is going on here? Is this just another
smalltown political game? Apparently some folks
in our community have nothing else to do than
complaining about the most ridiculous subjects!
Are they bored? Jealous?
That would be such a pity! We are living in
one of the most wonderful spots in the world, but
this seems to be not enough for some people.
They have to make life more difficult!
My opinion? Let the chickens be. Let them
live in Mrs. Buehler's house. They don't poop on
other peoples' lawn as so many dogs do. (OK,
even dogs have to go sometimes!) I would rather
see this problem enforced.
Dog owners who don't care where is Don
This is America in 1997! And not some dark,
conservative country around medieval times.
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"The best news"
Manatee County students entering seventh grade
during the 1997-98 school year must have official
documentation of a second measles vaccine (MMR)
a tetanus-diphtheria booster (Td) and have started
the Hepatitis B three shot vaccine series or they will
not be allowed to attend school.
The Health Department is providing an oppor-
tunity for students to receive required immunization
vaccines at the Manatee Technical Institute on
Wednesday, Aug. 13, and Thursday, Aug. 14, be-
tween 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in room #281 of the EMT
Training Building, 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton.
Students receiving the immunizations during
these two days must bring their current immuniza-
tion records and be accompanied by a parent or
guardian who can sign a permission waiver for the
The Hepatitis B three shot vaccine series is
given over a four- to six-month period. After the
first dose of Hepatitis B vaccine, the student must
wait 30 days to receive the second dose. Two to four
months after the second shot, the student must re-
ceive the final dose.
Call Marianne Lorentzen. community relations,
at 741-7615 for more information.
Power squadron to offer
State Boating License
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will of-
fer an intensive one-day course of boating instruc-
tion on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 1200 71st St.,
Bradenton, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The course is open to persons of all ages who
wish to qualify for the state boating license. Course
instruction will include boat handling, seamanship.
aids to navigation, rules of navigation, marlinspike.
marine radio. safety procedures and 11more.
The coLi-urs is free with a nominal charge for
To register or to obtain information call Lt.
Nancy Best or Lt. Charles Best at 792-4435.
Register now for USSF
The United States Soccer Federation will offer
a 16-hour, Grade 8 referee certification course and
a class for linesmen at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City, on four dates starting Aug. 16.
Participants should sign up as soon as possible
at the Center.
Participants may be male or female, ages 12
years and above. All students must attend all four
classes including an exam at the final session. Cer-
tification will enable newly registered referees and
linesmen to officiate youth and amateur adult games
Post-course registration with the USSF costs
$25 for referees and $15 for linesmen.
The 16-hour course will be held from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16; 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug.
18; 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20; and 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22.
For more information, contact Joan Maser at
Children invited to talk
puppets and writing
All Island children are invited to share an after-
noon with Eleanor Boylan, author and professional
puppeteer, at the Friends of the Island Branch Li-
brary Children's Writing Program on Thursday,
Boylan will discuss the fine art of puppeteccing
in the Walker Swift Meeting Room of the Island
Branch Library in Holmes Beach from 2:30 to 4
Registration is not required.
For more information, call 778-2424.
Bridging to the future
Island Girl Scout Troop #204 bridged from
Brownies to Junior Girls Scouts in a ceremony
held at Bayfront Park. Each scout had to complete
seven bridging steps to enter the next phase in the
Girl Scout program. Members of Junior Girl Scout
Troop #204 are Meredith Durkin, Meghan
Fleming, Lauren Fletcher, Heather Foy, Stephanie
Gift, Mallory Hoatland, Samantha Maietta, Jenna
Maroney, Jackie Stump and Brittany Znaczko.
Leaders are Barbara Maietta, Lois Gift and, not
pictured, Debi Znaczko and Shelly Fletcher. Call
778-7608 for information about Girl Scouts.
Islsntdr Photo: Edna Tiemiann
Youth soccer camp
registration going on now
Boys and girls ages 5 through 16 are invited to gear
up for the 1997 Fall Youth Soccer League at a five-day
instructional camp to be held at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18,
through Friday, Aug. 22.
Registration is going on now at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City, and will close on
Friday, Aug. 15.
The camp fee is $20 for Center members and $25
for non-members. Camp participants will receive a
camp T-shirt and individual skills assessment. All
campers are required to wear shin guards.
Call the Center at 778-1908 for more information.
Booths available for Island
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is now
accepting reservations for booth space at its 8th Annual
Heritage Days Arts and Crafts Festival to be held Sat-
urday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9, at the Holmes Beach
To reserve a space or for more information, call
Lois Lietz at 794-8671.
Red Cross to offer classes
The American Red Cross Manatee County Chap-
ter offers the following classes in August:
Baby-sitting, lifeguard instructor, water safety in-
structor, sailing class, standard First Aid, adult CPR,
HIV/AIDS education, education for healthcare pro-
vider, review courses in adult, infant, child CPR and
First Aid, day and night sessions for nurse assistant
training program and home health aide update.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
For information or to register call 972-8686, Health
and Safety Department, or stop by the American Red
Cross, 2905 59th St. W., Bradenton.
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NEW ON THE LIBRARY SHELF
by Jonathan Kellerman
Once again the psychologist Alex Delaware is
enmeshed in a murder case with his detective friend,
Milo Sturgis. This time the victim is a distinguished
psychology professor and author and the murder is
three months old. It appears unsolvable until Alex
and Milo start delving in to a woman's life and find
reality quite different from appearances. Kellerman
has not lost his ability to write a thoroughly engross-
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg
'The Snow Wolf' by Glenn Meade
This elegantly plotted spy novel involves a CIA
plot to assassinate Josef Stalin. The fast paced thriller
has engaging characters and an authentic sense of the
places it visits. Take the ride!
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge
'Legend' by Jude Deveraux
Is it love or a substitute? Is it an old flour box or a
window into the past? A journey into the past brings
Kady into the wilderness near Legend, Colo., in 1873
where she meets Cole Jordan, an adventurer far re-
moved from her world today. Is her true love the fiance
she thought she loved or Cole Jordan of the past?
Deveraux has created a story of reincarnation, romance
and time travel that is vivid and brilliant.
Reviewed by Bette Kissick
'Dark Debts' by Karen Hall
This former TV scriptwriter's first novel is a wild
ride through exorcism, romance and mystery. It is clev-
erly written with fleshed out characters and philosophi-
cal musings on the nature of good and evil. I couldn't
stop reading this one.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge
by Diane Chamberlain
The small town of Reflection, preoccupied with a
20-year-old tragedy, is shaken up by the return of
Rachel Huber whom many blame for the disaster. She
is greeted with seething anger, gossip, a little friendship
and enduring love. The multi-faceted plot is well put
together and proved to be enjoyable reading.
Reviewed by Bette Kissick
can you give me a ride?
Anne Poli, visiting from Bayonne, N.J., takes her two
nieces for an Island stroll in their stylish carriage.
The girls are the daughters of Island residents Steve
and Lisa Lardas. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
by Robert B. Parker
What can I say about such a prolific writer as
Robert Parker? If you like his books you will find this
one as fresh and full of terse repartee as the others.
Hawk and Susan Silverman play their usual parts in
Spenser's life as he investigates a murder case which
may have placed the wrong man in jail.
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg
'Without a Doubt'
by Marcia Clark
One more O.J. book. Marcia Clark tells 'it' from
her experience and point of view. She expresses her
opinion of her colleagues and opponents, well
sprinkled with adult language. Her style lets you feel
the pressures the ups, the downs the non-ver-
bal language of the jury. She has less than high praise
of Judge Ito and attorney Johnny Cochran. This is a
must for an O.J. junkie.
Reviewed by John Sandberg
by Lawrence Sanders
This seventh outing in Mr. Sanders' delectable
Archie McNally mysteries is a treat. The foppish
womanizing epicure is once again sent on an inves-
tigation by his uptight attorney father. One of the
law firm's well-to-do Palm Beach clients is about
to be swindled with the promise of an assumably
authentic Faberge egg. Sanders has fun as he pops
the pompous balloons of wealthy East Coast Flo-
Reviewed bh Carol Sandidge
'Cha Cha Cha'
by Jane Heller
This riches to rags and then to happiness story
is a light read about matron A.lison Koff who un-
wisely and unsuccessfully wed twice into wealth to
please her mother only to end up a housemaid to
stave off her creditors. Her employer, a sleaze
writer in town to dig up all the dirt on the town's
most illustrious citi/cis, is murdered leaving
Alison the prime suspect. She has to find the killer
to keep herself out of jail and she does it with the
help of a photographer with a penchant for sailing.
This is Heller's first novel. She is writing her
second. If you like Olivia Goldsmith's work you
will enjoy this author as well.
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg
Wiley Albert Akerley
Wiley Albert Akerley, 91, of Holmes
Beach died July 28 in Manatee Memorial Hos-
Born in Big Cove. New Brunswick, Canada,
Mr. Akerley came to Manatee County from
Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1968. He was a member
of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
He is survived by two stepdaughters, Arlene
Michacls of Poughkeepsie and Edna Carrol of
Sterling Junction, Mass.; and two brothers, Ira
and Walter, both of Canada.
A memorial service will be held in private.
Brown and Sons Funeral Homes, 43rd Street
Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Island Poet
Grandparents are those old gray-haired folks
Who somehow or other tell the oldest jokes.
And criticize most of their children's ways,
While they tell those stories of the good old days.
And they love to spoil their grandchildren rotten,
With all the gifts for the kids they have gotten.
But you know in your hearts your kids they adore,
'Cause that's what the Lord puts grandparents on
Island Poet Bud Atteridge is still in the hospital.
Send your prayovers and cards to W.R. Atteridge in care
of Columbia Blake Medical Center, Room 244B1, P.O.
Box 25004, Bradenton, Fla. 34206.
1997 1998 Season
AN INSPECTOR CALLS AUG. 17, 7:30 PM
(Run Oct. 3-12) Geoffrey Todd, Director
PLAZA SUITE OCT. 5, 7:30PM
(Run Nov. 14-23) Phyllis Elfenbbin, Director
EVERYBODY LOVES OPAL -
NOV. 16, 7:30 PM
(Run Jan. 9-25) Kelly Woodland, Director
HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES -
JAN. 11,7:30 PM
(Run March 13-29) Geoffrey Todd, Director
LOVE LETTERS JAN. 18, 7:30 PM
(Run Feb. 13,14,15)
BIOGRAPHY MARCH 15, 7:30 PM
(Run May 8-17) Phyllis Elfenbein, Director
Scripts are available for perusing in the Island Library
The Island Players/Corner of Gulf Drive & Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, Florida 34216
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Time to spare?
One night of bowling fun can mean a lot to a kid's
soccer team or a group of after schoolers looking to
play a little dodge ball.
I admit knowing very little about bowling.
On the down side, it's hard to play. The ball is
heavy. The shoes don't fit. The bowling alley is loud
and smells funny. The computer scoring is compli-
On the up side, my average score of 35 has been
consistent for 20 years. The light balls are prettier. The
shoes only cost 50 cents. You can shout and drink beer
and no one cares how you smell. Two plus three is five,
right? What's the fuss over scoring!
If you didn't guess already, it's rapidly ap-
proaching time for the O'Connor Bowling Tourna-
ment. This year is the seventh anniversary of the
fundraiser benefiting the Anna Maria Island Com-
Twin brothers Bill and George invite everyone to
participate in the fun on Saturday, Aug. 23. The event
begins with registration at D.Coy Ducks Bar and Grille
at the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach, at 5:30
By 7 p.m., the teams head to Galaxy Lanes on
Cortez Road in Bradenton to trade street shoes for
funny red and green shoes and heft big heavy globes
down a series of long wood "alley" floors with troughs
on the side.
Loud-speakers herald the arrival of what Galaxy
calls one of the rowdiest groups ever to bowl there.
Dozens of lanes will fill to capacity with Islanders -
the most they've ever seen.
Sure, there are your serious bowlers, but for the
THE ISLAND'S HEALTHY MARKET
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Lo5gboat Islatb Chapel
6200 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
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Rev. Cleda Anderson
8:00 am .... Informal Worship
9:00 am ... Adult Study
10:00 am .. Worship Service
The kids approve of Billy and George O'Connor's plan to raise funds for kids sports equipment at the
Seventh Annual O'Connor Bowling Tournament on Aug. 23. Front row, left to right, Timmy Bouziane,
Kara Kennedy, Lexa and Ben Murphy and Adam Bouziane. Back row, Bill) and George O'Connor.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
most part the Islanders go for fun and a good cause.
Circuit City pitched in again this year with a certificate
for $100 toward a big-screen TV that will be raffled at
one of the lanes.
Last year tournament registration broke 200 play-
ers and increased the challenge to $3,200 raised
(double the previous year's results) all going toward
youth sports equipment.
There's room for plenty more bowlers at Galaxy
Experience the Traditional
Performed on a mat on the foor, this ancient
form of Bodywork gently stretches your
entire body, relieves tense muscles, and frees
energy flow in meridians. Feel renewed!
Coming Soon to Hair Motions!
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Pastor VWayne An Interdenominational Christian Church
). Kirk Serving the Community Since 1913
Come Celebrate Christ
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 Pine Ave. Anna Maria 778-0414
Lanes and you don't need a team to bowl. You can be
paired up at registration with an alley full of friends.
After bowling, the gang heads back to the beach
- the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach
- for a party, raffle prizes and serious tournament
trophies for titles like gutter queen and king. Top-
scoring bowlers get their awards too.
And the Center gets a much needed boost, all
headed by two great boosters, George and Billy.
Anna Maria Laundromat
Open 24 Hours
7 Days a Week
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Island Family Physicians
PROVIDING COMPLETE FAMILY CARE
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
3909 East Bay Drive #100, 778-1007
Anna Maria Island Trolley Aug. 1997 Schedule
SSTOP LOCATION 1st Run Return 2nd Run Return
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, Anna Maria 9:30 AM 11:55 AM 12:30 PM 2:55 PM
Anna Maria Oyster Bar / Ato's Restaurant 9:31 AM 11:54 AM 12:31 PM 2:54 PM
Rod & Reel Motel and Pier 9:33 AM 11:52 AM 12:33 PM 2:52 PM
Scotty's Deli 9:35 AM 11:50 AM 12:35 PM 2:50 PM
S B) l ) Eddie B's Restaurant 9:36 AM 11:49 AM 12:36 PM 2:49 PM
Blue Water Beach Club, Holmes Beach 9:42 AM 11:43 AM 12:42 PM 2:43 PM
Harrington House Bed & Breakfast Inn 9:43 AM 11:42 AM 12:43 PM 2:42 PM
Take the Island Real Estate 9:44 AM 11:41AM 12:44 PM 2:41 PM
c The Islander Bystander 9:45 AM 1 1:40 AM 12:45 PM 2:40 PM
SCenIC Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce 9:46 AM 11:39 AM 12:46 PM 2:39 PM
rou e! First National Bank of Manatee 9:47 AM 11:38 AM 12:47 PM 2:38 PM
OU Westcoast Surf Shop 9:49 AM 11:36 AM 12:49 PM 2:36 PM
Tuesday-Saturday Shells Restaurant / Paradise Bagels 9:52 AM 11:33 AM 12.52 PM 2:33 PM
9:30 am to 3 pm Econo Lodge, Bradenton Beach 9:55 AM 11:30 AM 12:55 PM 2:30 PM
Gulf Stream / Smuggler's Cove 9:58 AM 11:27 AM 12:58 PM 2:27 PM
Adult: $2 Silver Surf Motel 9:58 AM 11:27 AM 12:58 PM 2:27 PM
Up to 3 children under Bridge Street Pier & Cafe 10:00 AM 11:25 AM 1:00 PM 2:25 PM
age 6 free with adult. Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant. Longboat Key 10:06 AM 11:19 AM 1:06 PM 2:19 PM
Info: 346-3115 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce 10:08 AM 11:17 AM 1:08 PM 2:17 PM
Silver Sands Motel Apts. 10:12 AM 11:13 AM 1:12 PM 2:13 PM
(Two runs per day in Little Gull Condominum 10:14 AM 11:11 AM 1:14 PM 2:11 PM
August. No trolley Albritton Fruit Company 10:16 AM 11:04 AM 1:16 PM 2:04 PM
service in September. Avenue Of The Flowers 10:22 AM 10:58 AM 1:22 PM 1:58 PM
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. St. Armands Circle 10:33 AM 10:47 AM 1.33 PM 1:47 PM
Re-starting October.) .Radisson Resort & Cafe Lido, Lido Key 10:35 AM 10:45 AM 1:35 I'M 1:45 PM
*Connect to Siesta Key. The Anna Maria Island Trolley Schedule is sponsored hy 7/The Isltlder Bl'Vstamlder. Ior illforaltion on
advertising in future issues including the Island street inap call 778-7978. For trolley inl'ormaiion call 346-3115.
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Jazz Club Jam to feature
Jack Petersen Quartet
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will present the Jack
Petersen Quartet at its Jazz Jam, on Saturday, Aug. 9,
from 2 to 5 .m., at Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman
Musician/educator Petersen will play guitar with
his quartet, which includes Chuck Parr on drums, Cam
Brooks on bass and Fred Williams on piano. The Quar-
tet performs from 3 to 4 p.m. with community musi-
cians welcome to play during the "open mic" portion
of the jam, from 2 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
For further information, call the Jazz Club of
Sarasota at 366-1552.
Sarasota Players to rock
at gala Saturday
The Sarasota Players Theatre will rock the night
away on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the premiere perfor-
mance of "Broadway Rock 'N Roll" and the fourth
annual "Party After The Party" Gala.
The Best of Broadway will explode on the Play-
ers' stage in a singing and dancing salute to rock.
The salute is a high energy revue featuring favorite
songs from the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s.
After the performance on Aug. 9 only, area res-
taurants will serve a chef sampler supper. The
evening will also include a cash bar and rock and roll
dancing on stage into the wee hours.
"Broadway Rock 'N Roll" will run through Sun-
day, Aug. 17.
For ticket information, call the Players box of-
fice at 365-2494.
Van Wezel announces
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has published
its performing arts schedule for the 1997-98 season.
A season brochure with program listings and a
ticket order form may be acquired by writing to Van
Wezel Performing Arts Hall Box Office, 777 N.
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236.
Patrons are advised that tickets may only be ordered
by mail until the box office opens. Shows frequently sell
out in advance of that date: Monday, Oct. 13.
The new season includes performances by Little
Richard, the Moscow Conservatory, "Sister Amnesia's
Country Western Nunsense Jamboree," Stars of the
Kirov Ballet, Bobby Vinton, Don Rickles, operas, and
The Van Wezel season will begin Saturday, Oct.
18, and run through Saturday, May 2, 1998.
Have Islander will travel
Dan Rimsa, a frequent visitor to Anna Maria Island,
shows off the Islander's "mullet wrapper" shirt
against the skyline of Singapore. The shirt was a gift
from his mother, M.J. Stern of Anna Maria City.
Rimsa may be half-way around the world, but his
thoughts are about the Island, says his mother.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of M.J. Stern
bot lIers and raised more
than $3,000 last ,earl
TIME TO SPARE? BENEFIT BOWL!
Aug. 23 5:30 Sign up at D.Coy Ducks 7:30 Bowl at Galaxy Lanes
Party to follow at the Beach House $12 per bowler includes 3 games and shoes.
Advance sale raffle tickets available anyone can win! Info: 778-1908
All proceeds benefit youth sports at Anna Maria Island Community Center
Reggae Sundays & Steel Drum Wednesdays
Rock the House in August!
Come out to the Beachhouse for Reggae C-
every Sunday from 1-5 pm and jam to the
sounds of great reggae music. Then every
Wednesday from 6:30-10:30 pm, hear
steel drums with Trinidudes and every
other evening enjoy Tropicats. Catch Patrick
McManus for a limited appearance
during the last week of August
from 6:30-10:30 pm.
It's great music,
on our great deck.
And that's great fun! E.hou e-
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Monday-Friday 3pm-Midnight Saturday & Sunday 1 pm-Midnight
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$1.50 Long Necks
CRAB CAKE NIGHT
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GAME DAY SPECIALS
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Saturday Euchre 2 pm
Serving breakfast and lunch
Takeout available Pub Menu nightly
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Island police reports
July 23, criminal mischief. A complainant in the 100
block of Sixth Street South said a woman kicked in his
door while he was away, broke numerous items inside,
threw others in the bay, hurt his cat, removed clothing and
left the area in company of two males. He filed a com-
plaint against her for criminal mischief and obtained a
temporary injunction forbidding her from having any con-
tact with him or coming within 500 feet of him.
July 24, domestic battery. Officer observed
woman cursing loudly and slamming things around at
a unit in 1800 block of Gulf Drive North. She was
handcuffed with difficulty and placed in a patrol car,
where she kicked the rear window, bending the door
frame. Officers shackled her legs and transported her
to the Port Manatee jail.
July 25, retail theft. Complainant stated that three
males, possible juveniles, ran southbound out of the
parking lot at the Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive, carrying
two 12-packs of soda. They were not found.
July 25, DUI. Officer stopped car being driven er-
ratically on Gulf Drive and found open whiskey container
in lap of.driver, Joan Pinter, 52, of Anna Maria, accord-
ing to the report. Officers said they had to prop her up
when she emerged from car. Tests indicated blood alco-
hol content above the legal definition of intoxication. She
complained of a broken toe, broken earlier, and,EMS
treated her. She was transported to the county jail.
July 26, DWLR. Officer stopped car for traveling
45 mph in 25-mile zone, found driver had no driver's
license. Further check revealed his license had expired,
had been suspended for DUI and finally revoked for
DUI and being habitual traffic offender. Transported to
Sea Dog Grill & Tavern
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July 26, domestic violence. Man driving south on
Gulf Drive started hitting his wife in the face, stopped
the car, she exited and he got out and slapped her and
put his right arm around her neck. She screamed and he
fled. She told officers she had moved here from New
York and married without knowing the man well and
stated she is getting a divorce and possibly moving
back to New York.
July 28, information. Complainant said five tables
and 20 chairs were missing from the Bridge Street Cafe
and she found one floating in the bay. The officer saw the
tables and a few more chairs on the bottom of the bay.
July 28, stolen bikes. Victim stated that the previous
night someone stole two bicycles from outside apartments
in the 2300 block of Avenue C. They were not locked.
July 30, domestic. A visiting couple had a dispute
and the husband struck the woman in the stomach. She
called police and while the officer was questioning
witnesses the husband ran into the Gulf and swam
away. The wife said they were to be here only two
more days and she would deal with the situation back
home in Kentucky. Officer believed all had been drink-
ing. Officer searched the beach for the swimming hus-
band during the rest of the night but he did not appear.
July 29, lost property. Visitor from Switzerland
left her purse on the beach, including a wallet contain-
ing $100 American and 715 Swiss francs. When she
returned it was gone.
July 31. recovered vehicle. Officer on patrol ob-
served a passenger car parked near the city pier with its
engine running and lights on. Checking, he found it
was stolen from Lakeland.
July 25. dog on beach, 70th Street. Complainant
said dog and owner on beach and refused to leave.
Officer unable to locate subject.
July 25. contact. Officer sent to 500 block of 68th
Street and advised resident to call a Michigan number
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Tues-Sat 11 am to 9 pm Closed Monday
Sunday Breakfast & Lunch 9 am 2 pin
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July 26, multiple traffic charges. Officer observed
vehicle traveling east on 84th Street without head
lamps or license plate. Driver, age 17, stated he had
bought the vehicle a month ago and was taking it
around the block. He volunteered that he had no insur-
ance. He was issued a summons.
July 26, false 911. Officer responded to pay phone
in 3000 block of East Bay Street where someone called
911 and hung up. Nobody observed in the area.
July 26, EMS assistance. Officer helped emer-
gency medical service personnel as they examined a
woman with a stomach ache.
July 26, traffic. Officer observed Jeep spinning
wheels and skidding in public beach parking lot and
exiting on Manatee Avenue where he stopped it in the
600 block. Driver had no driver's license or identifica-
tion and was verbally abusive.
He continued this behavior at the police station,
where he became physically combative and had to be
taken to the ground and held for several minutes until
he was less hostile. Outside, he again became combat-
ive and again was placed on the ground, secured with
leg straps and placed in a police vehicle for transpor-
tation to Port Manatee jail.
A juvenile passenger also was placed in custody.
Another juvenile in the back seat was given a ride home.
July 26, dog on beach. Turtle Watch member
found a dog running loose on the beach and brought it
to the police station. Owner was advised of penalties
and she promised to comply with the law and got her
July 26, dead bird. Complainant called to report
dead blue heron in yard of a neighbor. Bird was dis-
July 26. 911 problem. Children playing with
phone at residence on 75th Street dialed 911. Mom
corrected the problem.
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 16
July 26, spouse battery. Complainant said she did
not waht the man of the house arrested but wanted of-
ficer to explain to him he could not push her down any
more as she was pregnant with their child. Officer ob-
served minor abrasion on her left elbow. Subject admit-
ted pushing her down but said she had hit him on the
chest with her fists, though there were no marks on his
chest. He was arrested for aggravated spouse battery.
July 26, burned van. Officer saw a 1974 Ford van
on fire in 600 block of Manatee Avenue. Fire depart-
ment put out the fire. Vehicle had been involved that
morning in a crash on the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
It contained stereo, TV, fishing rods, painting equip-
ment and personal papers of the owner. Firemen inves-
tigated but were unable to determine the cause of the
fire. Owner was not found.
SJuly 26, dog in canal. Owner of dog in canal at
72nd Street said the dog liked to swim there but was old
and had trouble getting out. Owner had a broken arm
and couldn't get him out but said he'd take care of him.
Shortly another caller said the dog was still there and
nobody home. Officer lifted the dog out of the canal.
July 27, snake. Officer helped resident in 5000
block of DePalmas Avenue remove a snake from her
July 27, domestic violence. Woman nicked male
complainant with a steak knife during domestic dispute
in the 1600 Block of Gulf Drive. He said he didn't want
to press charges but just wanted her to leave as he was
afraid to go to sleep. In custody, she kicked the rear
window of the patrol car but did no apparent damage.
She was charged with aggravated assault..
July 27, Post Office shot. Someone shot the win-
dow out of the teller's booth at the Holmes Beach Post
Office with what appeared to be a BB gun. Postal em-
ployee arrived, opened up and said the only things
missing were some stamps.
July 28, criminal mischief. Damage to tile and
paint at First National Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive, appar-
ently done by skateboarders.
July 28, theft. Two visitors left their van unat-
tended and unlocked for about 15 minutes and returned
to find their wallets had been taken from the glove box.
July 29, noise. Neighbors said loud talking in
2900 block of Gulf Drive was keeping them awake.
Subjects agreed to officer's request to keep it down.
July 29, theft. Woman in 2700 block of Gulf
Drive said she believes an ex-boyfriend stole a dia-
mond ring, gold bracelet, gold watch and wedding band
from her residence. Officer advised her to get a re-
straining order against him until further investigation.
July 29, bad check. A capias request was issued
for a Venice woman accused of issuing a check with-
out sufficient funds for $231.06 worth of merchandise
at the West Coast Surf Shop.
July 30, suspicion. Clerk of the Circle K at 5353
Gulf Drive advised officer that two subjects had been
sitting in their vehicle in the parking lot for some time.
and they "were going to have sex in the parking lot."
Subjects agreed to leave.
July 31, marine accident. Four subjects rented
two personal watercraft and returned them two hours
later, slightly damaged from a collision between the
two boats in the Intracoastal Waterway. The owner of
Bayview Jet Ski Rental settled for payment for repairs.
One of the women complained of pain in her side and
was transported to Columbia Blake Medical Center.
July 31, break-in. Someone broke into residence
in 500 block of 75th Street through sliding glass door
in the pool area, then pried open the living room door.
Occupant believed the intruder took a shower there and
took $300 from a money tree in the bedroom.
July 31, armed visitors. Manager of Sunset Beach
Motel, 2201 Gulf Drive, said two guests checking in
advised him they were police officers from Orange
County here to pick up a person and that they had guns.
Manager called Orange County Sheriff's Office and
was advised there were no employees by the names
given. Holmes Beach officers spoke to the subjects,
who turned out to be bail bondsmen.
July 3 1, suspicion. Resident of 2800 block of
Avenue E reported he arrived home but his key
wouldn't work and there was a light on in his apart-
ment. He ran to the rear door, which was secured,
and returned to the front and now his key worked
and the light was off. He found no one. He believed
the intruder ran from the bathroom while the resident
was checking the closet. Officer advised him to con-
sider changing his locks, and that additional police
patrol would be requested. Resident felt there had
been other such incidents in the recent past, but does
not know who would do this or why.
Aug. 1, suspicion. A caller known only as Susan
reported several juvenile subjects walked past her
home on 68th Street making noise and maybe drinking
beer, going toward Holmes Boulevard. Officers found
no juveniles in the area.
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By Kevin P. Cassidy
Field of dreams?
I would like to announce construction of a new,
multipurpose sports field is about to begin, but I
As of right now, the revised interlocal agreement
to build a baseball field in Holmes Beach is enroute
to Manatee County commissioners. They will review
the document to see if changes made by Holmes
Beach commissioners are acceptable.
This process began more than two years ago and
has been held up because of debate over a new city
hall complex, among other issues.
One issue involves concerns that the Holmes
family and others have about giving up control of the
field to the county in exchange for building the field.
Judy Titsworth, daughter of Hugh Holmes Sr.,
stated, "We feel that the field needs to be for Island
kids and families, not for kids from county Babe
Ruth leagues." She added that some people are
painting her and her family as kid haters. Rather, she
says, they believe the city has the money to build the
field and can do so by contracting with the county or
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a construction company to get the job done.
I've also heard that residents that live along Flo-
tilla Drive and at Westbay Point and Moorings con-
dominiums are against ball fields in their neighbor-
hood. They are concerned about increased traffic and
noise that the athletic fields would bring.
The bottom line is that Island children need
these fields to be built. They live here too, and if
they aren't engaged in positive activities like soccer
or baseball, what will they be doing?
There are many long-term benefits to kids being
involved in organized athletics such as team work,
discipline and just having a good time.
Back when I was 15 or 16 years old, I started
coaching younger kids at the Center and found that
I wanted a career working with kids. I attended col-
lege and became a school teacher because of my
participation in the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's soccer and Little League programs.
As you have probably guessed, I am all for a
field being built as there is a proven need. My prob-
lem lies with the apparent decision to limit the area
to a baseball field.
During the past year, 200 Island youths partici-
pated in Little League baseball and 250 kids partici-
pated in soccer according to figures furnished by
Scott Dell, program director at the Center.
All the Little League games are played at the
Center facility and there are presently two other
baseball fields on the Island suitable for practices.
Currently there is no regulation-size soccer field
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on the Island. The Center's field is too small except
for under-age-10 players. The Center's recreational
soccer league utilizes the field by limiting teams to
fewer players in older age divisions due to safety
concerns that arise with kids packed onto the under-
Couple this with the Island Football Club's plans
to place three Island youth teams in the Manatee
Area Youth Soccer Organization and you understand
the need for a regulation-size soccer and baseball
facility to call home.
I never felt a need to get involved as initial plans
for a new city hall complex in Holmes Beach in-
cluded a baseball and a soccer field on drawings and
in the plans.
My concerns arose after attending a Holmes
Beach City Commission meeting and asking some
questions about where they had positioned the soc-
The plans show a baseball field east of the fire
station and the present public works facility and a
soccer field located south of the baseball field (op-
posite the present city hall building) along Flotilla
I asked the commission to consider including the
outfield portion of the baseball field as part of the
soccer field by installing removable fencing. This
way the Art League, the Center's circus fundraiser,
the Privateers' flea markets and others would be able
to hold their shows and sales without damaging the
newly constructed soccer field.
This was met by a comment from Mayor Bob
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VanWagoner who said, "There are no plans to build
a soccer field."
The mayor said the interlocal agreement is a re-
quest to build strictly a combination Babe Ruth/
Little League field.
Apparently VanWagoner's comment was accu-
rate, as the interlocal agreement does not mention a
My question is: Why was soccer not included?
A soccer field is shown on the architect's plans. But
when I posed this question to city commissioners, I
got a variety of answers.
Commissioner Don Maloney initially stated that
the county just wanted to build a baseball field.
1 pointed out that according to Danny
Hopkins, Manatee County Director of Parks and
Recreation, "Holmes Beach just asked us to build
a baseball field. We have no problem with includ-
ing a soccer field in the plans, though like all re-
quests, it is subject to approval by the county
commission." Hopkins said it would cost an ad-
ditional $6-8,000 to make the field a combination
Maloney said that at the time, people expressed
a need for a field for youths in the 13- to 18-year-old
age group. These kids had no field to play baseball
on and were forced to either quit playing or make the
drive into town to play.
Maloney said, "I am all for adding a soccer field
to the plans if it is shown that there's a need for one."
Commissioner Luke Courtney also said, "There
are plans for a soccer field." Then he said he's "100
percent behind increasing the recreational facilities
for children and adults here on the Island."
Commissioner Carol Whitmore said she needs to
hear from parents of children here on the Island that
they will support a soccer field. She said she never
recognized a need for a soccer field until Island
Football Club members Danny Mitchell and myself
showed up at a city meeting.
This brings me back to the initial drawings. How
could a soccer field not be discussed when it is on
the blueprint for the new city complex and a gener-
ous donation from the Hagen Foundation was in-
tended for just such a venture? The city even went
so far as to get bids on what soccer goals would cost.
What stands out to me is a decided lack of com-
munication and vision in this whole process. We
need all interested parties to get together to discuss
options to get these fields built before another sea-
son wastes away.
The way things are going, we'll still be discuss-
ing these plans while we're scratching our heads
over the computer glitches brought on by the imn-
Back to reality
In baseball news. Manatee County's 14- to 15-
year-old Babe Ruth "B" team that boasts Islanders
Mike Patterson and Paul Feeney as members, fin-
ished second in the state to Tallahassee when the
capital players scored a run in the bottom of the sev-
enth inning to nip Manatee for the title. Congratula-
tions to them and their families for such a strong
Congratulations go to Manatee East's I 1- to 12-
year-old Little Leaguers. I watched them play and
beat out Anna Maria's All Stars in the local tourna-
ment. They won the state division title and will be
playing in the southeast regionals starting next week
in St. Petersburg. If they win five consecutive
games, they make the trip to the Little League World
Series in Williamsport, Pa., to compete for the title.
Boys and girls ages 5 through 16 are invited to
gear up for the 1997 Fall Youth Soccer League at a
five-day instructional camp at the Anna Maria Island
Camp will be held Monday, Aug. 18, through
Friday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is on-
going at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Better hurry as registration closes on Friday,
Coaches for the camp are members of the four-
county championship team, Island Football Club.
The camp fee will be $20 for Center members or $25
for non-members. An annual youth membership
costs $5, or $30 for a family membership.
Camp participants will receive a camp T-shirt to
go along with excellent instruction in soccer funda-
mentals, tactics and conditioning. All campers are
required to wear shin guards.
For more information, call the Center at 778-
The Island Football Club is currently holding
practice for its upcoming season at the Center on
Wednesday and Friday nights at 6:30 p.m.
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Oh, for a lobster night again!
By Bob Ardren
"Luxurious lobster-nights farewell,
For sober, studious days!"
Two hundred fifty years ago an English poet
named Pope wrote those lines, and today we still asso-
ciate lobster with the good times. But please, will
somebody get the word to the lobsters.
They're mighty scarce offshore of Anna Maria Is-
land these days. Well, maybe not scarce, but at least
Folks over at Ocean Pro Dive Shop on Cortez Road
say they normally see lobsters in about 80 feet of wa-
ter, but cbme opening day of the sport lobster season
last week they were gone. We've all heard of slipper
lobsters, but sneaky lobsters?
Sea Trek in Bradenton Beach reports its customers
just went to the Florida Keys for the two-day sport sea-
son. But Scuba Quest on Manatee Avenue may have
had the best idea of all.
Scuba Quest took a boatload of 20 people out of Ft.
Myers to the Dry Tortugas for sport lobster season. All
came back with their limit of six each, and as you can
imagine, plenty of lobsters were eaten along the way.
That bag limit of six is just for Monroe County: the rest
of the state is 12 per person per day.
By the way, if you'd like to try lobstering locally
now that the regular season is underway, Scuba Quest
is running trips eight to 12 miles out for just that pur-
pose. They're scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday, Fri-
day, Saturday and Sundays.
Call 745-2511 for more information.
Sarasota's senses return
Sarasota County's controversial decision to pull
financial backing from the Sarasota Bay National Es-
tuary Program lasted exactly five weeks. County com-
missioners have now voted 5-0 to restore their $50,000
annual contribution for next year's programs.
So ended an episode that managed to make just
about everybody look bad before it was over.
It all started months ago when Bay Program folks
didn't bother to show up at county budget hearings to
explain and defend their appropriation request. The
absence was noted by a couple of the more ambitious
politicians on the commission, who saw a chance to
make some political hay of it.
So when the commission chair proposed dropping
the Bay Program and "letting other people pay for it,"
three of the other four commissioners went along with
it. Yep, they were saving taxpayer money all right.
Just put the hay down and the goats will get at it,
as they say in politics.
But all it really did was make the commissioners
look had, and over the next couple of weeks they came
to realize that. Before long they had red-faced Bay Pro-
gram folks before the dais, blaming then for the
commission's veto of next year's funding.
So the Sarasota Bay Program staff tugged its locks,
said it was sorry it didn't come to the budget hearings
and promised to do better in the future. As you might
imagine, the politicians had a good time beating up on
But the end result was the money was restored. The
commissioners really had to, after all, after the heat
they were getting from the public. It was getting so
warm the politicians were really forced to restore the
money, which they then declared they hadn't really
meant to remove in the first place.
B-Sure. Right. Anything you say, boss.
The whole thing was exemplary of big boy, bad
boy political games.
That's our guy
When he isn't designing libraries, architect and
Anna Maria resident Gene Aubry does some pretty off-
beat stuff. Most recently he built a wooden boat.
Spending at least part of the summer in Maine,
Aubry took the time to attend a week at the Wooden
Boat School where he and his adult daughter Camilla
Gray built a 12-foot boat together. Now that's a nice
Work, responsibilities and even wedding rings
all combine sometimes to almost make us strangers
to our grown children. Building a small boat is just
one of many, many ways to get to know them again.
Thanks to Gene Aubry for reminding us to get to
Local soft shells maybe
Karen Bell tells me she attended the soft-shell crab
school in Palmetto last week and that there seems to be
some real local interest in starting up an industry here.
Raising soft-shells reminds me a bit of dairy farming
the work isn't terribly hard but you can't hardly ever
Once a crab molts, it's only soft for a few hours and
it's during that time you have to harvest and freeze it.
So folks raising soft-shells spend a lot of time looking
down into tanks or pens for shedders.
There's no question that soft-shell crabs are one of
the finest eating morsels around, perhaps almost as
good as some fresh fried mullet. But that's just a per-
Anyway, hopefully withiti the next few months
we'll begin seeing local soft-shell crabs available -
and we should be so lucky.
See you next week.
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July 13, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 13, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator
received a written warning for not having a throwable
flotation device on board.
July 13, Boarding. A 26-foot power boat Was
boarded in the Gulf. The operator received a written
warning for not having a throwable flotation device or
flares on board.
July 13, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The boat's operator received
a written warning for not having a sound-producing
device on board.
July 13, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having enough life jackets for the
July 13, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having a throwable flotation
device on board and having expired flares.
July 13, Boarding. A 19-foot power" boat was
boarded in Bimini Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having a throwable flotation device
July 13, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for missing a letter and having im-
proper spacing in the hull registration numbers.
July 13, Boarding. A 22-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 13, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 18, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 19, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 33-foot power boat over-
due from Dunedin to Longboat Key. The vessel arrived
at its destination shortly after the report was made.
July 19, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 41-foot power boat over-
due from a -fishing trip. The vessel returned home
shortly after the report was made.
July 19, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 22-foot power boat over-
due from a fishing trip. The vessel returned home
shortly after the report was made.
July 19, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 23-foot power boat over-
due from the Palmetto Boat Ramp. The vessel returned
home shortly after the report was made.
July 20, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in the Manatee River. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 20, Boarding. An 18-foot sailboat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
.luly 20, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 14-fool power
boat near Bean Point. A Good Samaritan assisted the
July 20, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of one red flare near the Mana-
tee River. A Coast Guard boat responded and searched
the area with negative results. The search was contin-
ued the next morning, also with negative results.
July 20, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded in Palma Sola Bay. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
.luly 20, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of three personal watercraft
overdue from Palma Sola Bay. A Coast Guard boat
responded, but the report was determined to have been
a false alarm.
July 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 20-foot power
boat in Palma Sola Bay. A Coast Guard boat re-
sponded, but the report was determined to have been
a false alarm.
July 21. Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having the vessel's current regis-
tration on board.
July 21, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having a charged fire extinguisher
July 21, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded in Little Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 21-foot power
boat off the Venice Inlet. A Good Samaritan assisted
the disabled vessel.
July 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 30-foot power boat
aground near the Cortez Bridge. Station Cortez moni-
tored the condition of the boat until high tide, when the
boat floated free.
July 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 17-foot power boat over-
due from a fishing trip. The vessel returned home
shortly after the report was made.
July 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two red flares 35 miles west
of Gasparilla Island. A Coast Guard helicopter re-
sponded and searched the area with negative results.
July 24, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 21-foot power boat
aground off DeSoto Park on Mullet Key. A commer-
cial salvor responded and towed the vessel to safe
July 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled personal water-
craft in Sarasota Bay. A family member responded and
towed the vessel home.
July 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 22-foot power
boat off New Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
25084064 responded and towed the vessel to safe
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By Capt. Mike Heistand
Although we're in the midst of dog days of sum-
mer, fishing is the cat's meow right now. Backwater
anglers report excellent catches of redfish and trout.
Offshore, look for snapper and grouper in about 100
feet of water. Tarpon are starting to thin out along the
beaches but are still here, and shark fishing is good.
Joseph at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching a lot of big redfish, some
catch-and-release snook and mackerel.
Ken at the Anna Maria City Pier said fishing at
the pier has been very good. Anglers are catching a lot
of mackerel, red and mangrove snapper, a couple pom-
pano and sting rays.
The folks at Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt.
Zack on the Dee Jay II has been catching reds up to 30
inches long, trout up to 20 inches, pompano and man-
grove snapper. Gulf fishing is producing Spanish
mackerel and permit.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's
bringing in red grouper, a few black grouper and some
Jack at the Cortez Fishing Center said 11-year-
old Derek Dewey was out with Butch Burkett on his
birthday and caught redfish up to 30 inches, trout and
some catch-and-release snook. Happy birthday! On the
Cortez Kat with Joe Bernhard, charters brought back
lots of Key West grunts, mangrove snapper, triggerfish
and one legal-sized cobia.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's catching plenty of red-
fish and a few catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he placed third in the
Suncoast Tarpon Roundup out of Pass-a-Grill with a
120-pound silver king. Good going!
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Aug 6 2:51 1.8 7:29 1.1 2:16 2.5 8:45 0.6
Aug7 3:16 1.9 8:17 1.0 2:57 2.3 9:11 0.7
Aug 8 3:48 2.0 9:11 1.0 3:45 2.1 9:42 0.8
Aug9 4:20 2.0 10:11 0.9 4:38 1.9 10:13 1.0
Aug 10 5:00 2.1 11:20 0.9 5:48 1.7 10:48 1.1
FQ Aug 11 5:48 2.2 11:25p* 1.3 7:23 1.6 12:43 0.8
Aug 12 6:42 2.3 - 9:21 1.5 2:06 0.7
Aug 13 7:42 2.4 12:16 1.4 10:59 1.5 3:22 0.5
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
finding plenty of redfish, plus a few trout.
On my boat Magic we're getting lots and lots of
redfish, most up to 30 inches long, as well as some
huge catch-and-release snook, a few mangrove snap-
per and some small black nose sharks.
Capt. Tom Chaya said reds are getting easier to
find and catch, possibly due to the abundance of
On the Neva-Miss with Capts. Kurt Morrison
and Jason Henzell, charters are finding some five-
foot-long kingfish about 20 miles out in the Gulf.
Best action comes from trolling planners or gold
bombers. A little farther offshore they're finding
some small barracuda and some 22-inch dolphin.
Grouper action is also good, with the best catches
coming with thread herring as bait.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said there are
still tarpon off the beaches and redfish on the
seagrass flats in the bays. Offshore, snapper fishing
is excellent right now, and grouper are still hitting in
about 100 feet of water.
Capt. Mike Greig said reds and trout are thick on
the seagrass flats right now. Shark fishing is also good
- just ask 8-year-old Allison Thornburg, who caught
a 250-pound bull shark Friday.
Good luck and good fishing.
Winners in the Aug. 3 horseshoe
games were Gene Snedeker of Holmes
Beach and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were Herb Ditzel and George
McKay, both of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway ev-
ery Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is \wel-
"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
A big one that went away
George DeAngelo and daughter Olivia caught this
SOpound jetfish while fishing with Capt. Keith
Barnett on the "Great Escape" in the Gulf of
Mexico. They caught the fish about 18 miles out in
80 feet of water. Jewfish are a protected species after
overfishing earlier this century almost wiped them
out, and the jeifish are closed to all harvesting.
DeAngelo kept the fish out of the water just long
enough fr the picture, then released the fish and
watched it swimn alwav. They also caught eight
amcberack on what was Olivia's firstfishing trip.
What a twal' to start a fishing career!
Capt. Glenn Corder
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Island real estate sales
203 56th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,665
sfla 2bed/2bath/pool home built in 1966 on 7,950 sf of
land, was sold 7/7/97, Landers to Fenstemaker, for
$135,000; list unknown.
2103 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, the Tropic Isle,
a 10-unit 6,912 sfla motel built in 1920 on 24,258 sf of
land, was sold 7/7/97, GSBR Inc. to Tropic Isle A Sea-
side Inn Inc., for $712,369; list unknown.
Panoramic view of the Gulf from upstairs unit in this du-
plex, only 150' to choice beach! Includes 2BR/2BA with
additional 3BR/2BA on first floor. Priced the same as a
single-family home in this location. Two for the price of
one at $419,500!
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This beautifully maintained, custom-built 2 bed-
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pansive floor plan filled with space and light! Fea-
tures include a fabulous master suite with Jacuzzi
and bay view, paneled elevator and 16' vaulted
ceilings with fans. Also includes an intercom sys-
tem and double car garage with workshop and
store room. Reduced to $209,000 Including one-
year homeowner's warranty!
SECLUDED ISLAND RETREAT
This 3BR/2BA home is located on the tranquil
north end of Anna Maria, just steps to the finest
sugar-white beach in Florida. Completely remod-
eled in 1988, this tastefully decorated hideaway
offers a master suite with cathedral ceilings, sky-
lights, black slate fireplace, private lanai and fabu-
lous dove-gray bath with Kohler cast iron tub,
oversized shower and his and hers sinks. There
is a fully equipped country-style kitchen opening
onto a formal dining area. The cozy family room
offers another distinctive stone fireplace with
raised hearth, vaulted ceiling and sliding doors
which open onto the sunny screened porch. Vinyl
siding, sprinkler system and pretty pebbled land-
scaping make for easy exterior upkeep. Includes
homeowner's warranty! Truly a wonderful place to
call home! Affordably priced at only $285,000.
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213 65th St., Holmes Beach, a 3bed/3bath 1,618
sfla duplex built in 1963 on a 100x100 lot, was sold 7/
11/97, Sandcastles of AM Inc. to Cline & Quillinan, for
$165,000; list $195,000.
2208 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach, a 50x 100 lot, was
sold 7/11/97, Chaffee to Adams, $49,000; list unknown.
2210 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level 1,253
sfla 3bed/2bath duplex built in 1951 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 7/11/97, Chaffee to Adams, for $106,000; list un-
3602 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, a 25,909 sf
commercial lot, was sold 7/10/97, Sosa to Air & En-
ergy, for $225,000; list unknown.
502 70th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,296
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar pool home built in 1967 on 9,660
HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT Large fenced lot,
3BR/2BA, fireplace, two-car garage. Wheelchair ac-
cessible. Custom built for present owner. More than
1,800 s.f. for $229,900.
DEEDED BOAT SLIP 2BR/2BA, garage, Richmond
home in excellent condition. $139,900.
RARELY AVAILABLE AT GULFFRONT SUN PLAZA
WEST 2BR/2BA heated pool, elevator, secured lobby,
tennis, covered parking. Priced for sale this season.
Furniture negotiable. $175,000.
GULFFRONT 22-UNIT APARTMENT MOTEL 110 ft. 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.
C-2 VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT 100x 90 ft. on Gulf
Drive. Steps to beach. $150,000. Can add adjacent du-
plex 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA at $210,000.
COMMERCIAL ZONED DUPLEX Steps to beach. 2BR/
2BA completely renovated, garage, new kitchen and
2BR/1BA rented. Large covered patios. $210,000. Ad-
jacent lot C-2 at $150,000.
5351 GULF DRIVE 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807
sf of land, was sold 7/10/97, Sudbay to Glennon, for
$160,000; list $164,900.
515 Loquat, Anna Maria, an elevated canalfront
3bed/2bath/2car 2,210 sfla home built in 1983 on 8,100
sf of land, was sold 7/10/97, Reubush to Lavandera, for
$270,000; list $294,900.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, #3, 5400 Gulf
Drive, a 2bed/2bath condo built in 1964, was sold 7/9/
97, Beckett to Mclnteer, for $145,000; list $145,000.
605 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 3bed/2bath/2car 2,184 sfla home built in
1970 on a 90x115 lot, was sold 7/8/97, Hyatt to
Palladino, for $190,000; list unknown.
* Compiled exclusively for The Islander Bystander by
Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.
#1 IN MANATEE COUNTY!
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MGMT.
home. Open plan with
two master suites that
open to pool. Dock,
boatlift. $619,000. Call
GREAT BIRDWATCHING HERE! 2BR/2BA end unit in
a beautiful waterside community close to the beach.
Clubhouse, pool, tennis. $83,900 turnkey-furnished. Call
HEMMINGWAY WOULD LOVE IT! Island duplex with
lots of natural charm. Easy walk to beach. Must see to
appreciate. $119,900. Call Yvonne Higgins.
I Sandy Greiner
If you pay $600 or
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TWO PALMA SOLA HOMES priced under $150,000.
3BR/2BA with pool and hot tub and 4BR/2.5BA with loft
room. Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
WEST BRADENTON 3BR with caged pool, near beach.
Only $110,000. Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
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ISLAND COTTAGE 2BR/1 BA home with.tile and
wood floors, completely new kitchen and bath,
two-year old roof, A/C system, windows.
$131,500. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
ISLAND DUPLEX Two-story duplex with out-
standing Gulf views. 2BR/1BA first floor; 1BR/
1BA second floor. Steps to beach. $335,000. Call
Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
THREE ISLAND LOTS
2904 Gulf Dr........ single family ............ $65,000
2914 Ave. C ........ single family ............ $65,000
2307 Ave. C ............ duplex .............. $65,000
Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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Three bedroom, three bath in quiet park-like set-
ting. Come see the large kitchen, fireplace, bay
windows, tile roof, circular driveway and two-car
garage. MLS 23459, $179,900.
Weekly from $500 week
Monthly from $1,000 mo
Bradenton Condo 3BR/2BA $725 mo
Perico Bay Club 2BR/pool $850mo
Gulf Horizons 1BR/1BA furn $650 mo
Coquina Beach Club
efficiency furnished $800 mo
Mango Park 4BR/3BA pool $2,000 mo
Julie Gilstrap "Personalized, Not Franchised"
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matching ple lh parties since 1949
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
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5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
Three building, six-unit complex. Half block to beach. Large
heated pool, new air conditioning and refrigerators. Lush
tropical yard with leisure picnic area. Tenants come back
year after year for that "old Florida feeling." $398,000 Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800. MLS 23626
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 infor-
mation, call Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 22811
REDUCED BARGAIN Live like royalty in this 1,386
sq. ft. 2BR/2BA canalfront end unit with private boat
dock. Recently reduced to $89,900. Must see! Ken
Rickett 778-3026. MLS 21613
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. MLS 21958
ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME Canal home with
boathouse, lift and dock. 3BR/3BA turnkey furnished.
Lanai entertainment area with 16X30 ft. heated pool.
Oversized two car garage with workshop. Tropical
yard with fruit trees. $375,000. Dick Maher or Dave
Jones 778-4800. MLS 23467
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BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA custom-built canalfront
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ANNA MARIA CITY Two extra large canalfront
lots cleared and ready to build.Seawalled, sailboat
For Information call Robin Kollar, 778-7244.
YOUR PERFECT DREAM HOME Custom-designed dream home on a lushly landscaped lot. Oak flooring, cabinetry and
staircase. Oak-mantle fireplace in master bedroom and living room. Second story is the master suite with sitting area and
office. Gulf views form master suite and deck. $329,000. #20483. Call Roni Price, 778-5585.
PLAYTIME FUN IN THE SUN Enjoy all in the spacious 2BR/2BA home with family/play room large enough for your pool table
and pinball machine. Swim laps in your solar-heated caged pool, lower your boat from your davits into the deep-water canal
and cruise the Intracoastal Waterway with no bridges to the bay. $209,500. #20477. Call June Gilley, 792-0758 anytime.
EXQUISITE RIVERCLUB Enjoy the views of the 16-hole golf course from this 3BR/2BA home. Also includes caged, heated,
auto-cleaning pool and a two-car garage. Also overlooks a lake. $229,000. Call Katharina Hewlin anytime, 758-2118.
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JUST LISTED 3BR/2BA, totally-renovated Key Royale
home, including all electrical work and plumbing pipes. Also
includes new fireplace, tile throughout the home and new
white carpet in the master bedroom. Elegant, customized
master bath with bidet, Jacuzzi tub and shower. Turnkey-
furnished, two-car garage, boat dock and close to the
beach. $299,000. #KS23689.
GREAT VIEW from this contemporary, elevated, 3BR/2BA,
canalfront home in the lovely residential community of Anna
BUY THE BEST!
TOP-OF-THE-LINE EXECUTIVE HOME located in Northwest
Bradenton. 3-4BR/3BA, lap pool, expansive kitchen and fam-
ily room, private lot. Seller will entertain offers between
$280,000 $340,000. Call Karen and Bob Lohse, 778-0766
ext. 204 for an appointment. #KL20330.
Maria. Located on a deep-water canal with direct boating
access to Tampa Bay and Intracoastal Waterway.
ISLAND TOWNHOUSE Striking, large, two-level
townhouse with 4BR/3BA. Sensational look with Spanish
tile, vaulted ceilings, step-down living room overlooking
lush backyard, dock and canal. $169,500. #KS20120.
COME SEE MEI and the fabulous views of Bimini Bay and
nature having fun. Amenities include 5-6BR/4BA, large in-
door pool with entertainment area and much more!
EXCELLENT INVESTMENT Four units renovated with love
and taste. Fireplace in two units. Henry Linck furniture and
private backyard. Enjoy long walks on the beach and won-
derful views of the Gulf of Mexico. $279,000. #KS22249.
ANNA MARIA Key West-style home in the city of Anna
Maria. Gulf views form the master suite. Steps to the beach!
3BR/2BA with pool. $288,900. #20674.
This island oasis offers sweeping bayviews and crys-
tal sandy beaches. The wrap-around porch provides
endless bay breezes. If you want complete privacy this
home is for you. This is truly a one-of-a-kind location.
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
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MOVING SALE! Everything must go! Clothes, books,
furniture, kitchen, everything! Sale through Sept.
(941) 778-0535 or 778-0045.
PEACOCK PATTERN COUCH 78"; recliner; ward-
robe; sewing machine; 9-drawer credenza/bureau.
778-0111 or 778-0173.
APARTMENT WASHER/DRYER sink hookup;
small kitchen table with 2 chairs; 2 chairs on roll-
ers; 36" bifold, detachable screen door. 778-0173
BEDS'- FULL SIZE crib-oak $35. Youth bed $35.
Two twin beds.with box springs $35 each. 779-1801.
WASHER/DRYER SET work great. A bargain at
$200. Sofa and chair, good condition $200. Will sepa-
rate. 779-2245 or (813) 258-2411.
AMANA 4-CYCLE washer $100. White king head-
board $20. White Papazan chair, cushion $40.
Queen sleeper/sofa, neutral $40. 778-2251.
ANTIQUE PLAYER PIANO $1,500. Call 778-2409.
TRADE/SELL 55-gallon fish tank, wet/dry with
stand. $200 or trade for Sega/Nintendo with small
WATERBED QUEEN semi-waveless. Paid $500,
will take $100. You need a platform. 778-9486.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
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.
I FOUND A FERRET. Did you maybe lose it? Call
NEW FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
(turn south two blocks). Call for daily specials. 798-
9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
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LOOKING FOR ACCOMMODATIONS or will share.
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OWNER FINANCING!! Large island duplex
completely renovated recently! 2BR/2BA each
side with garages and carports, shell drive and
open porches on both sides. $194,900.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT ISLAND BEACH HOUSE! Unique elevated
home recently remodeled with private backyard home on large lot with 3BR/2BA and two-car
with wraparound deck and meticulous landscap- garage. $189,000.
ing. Mint condition! $249,900.
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2BA with ceramic tile floors and lanai area. area, Covered parking, additional storage space
$149,500. and all appliances included. $126,500.
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FREE! GUINA PIGS Classroom pets. Gentle and
healthy, mother and daughter. I'm changing to rep-
tiles. Good home needed. 778-0526.
1988 CHRYSLER LEBARON convertible. Turbo,
Revlon red, black top, leather upholstery, cold air,
cassette, good tires, excellent condition. $3,700. 778-
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ISLANDER 3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including caged
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FLAMINGO CAY WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA waterfront residence on deep-water
canal. Spacious floor plan. Offered at
$199,500. Call David Moynihan at 778-2246
or eves. 778-7976.
Newly listed 2BR cottage on a 50x130 lot with
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Needs TLC. Call David Moynihan 778-2246 or
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1984 CHEVY CAVALIER convertible. Lots of fun for
only $1,895 OBO. 778-2864, leave message.
1984 BUICK REGAL nice condition, 111,000 mi., A/
C, am/fm radio. $1,600 firm. 779-2801.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-
MODERN HOUSEBOAT for sale. 3BR, galley, 2BA
and shower, new bottom. Call 778-0021 or 778-3013.
WANTED TO BUY Deeded boat slip on Anna Maria
Island. Call (800) 927-3979 between 8 and 5, Mon-
16' 1987 V-HULL center-console fishing boat. 55 hp
Evinrude, trailer, Hummingbird fish finder, Coast
Guard approved, runs great. $1,800. 741-4498 or
CANVAS CAMPER full enclosure for pontoon boat,
almost new, used once. Value $1,500, will take $500
OBO. 383-7974, leave message.
HOUSEBOAT WANTED to buy. Call 778-0058.
Leave message re: size, price, location.
FREE 17' PONTOON boat. No motor, deck needs
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.,
TELEMARKETER experienced only. Work at home!
Excellent pay based on performance. Must be good
self-starter. Call for appointment. 778-1283, leave
DOLPHIN PRESCHOOL Teachers and helpers
wanted mornings and/or afternoons. Training given.
Call 778-2967 for appointment.
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
I can make your island
dreams come true.
S Sales & Rentals Since 1939
-.- 2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
BUSY VACATION/APARTMENT rental office re-
quires person with excellent computer, typing and
telephone skills. Must be able to work under pres-
sure. Duties include processing reservations, cus-
tomer relations, telephone sales. Salary commensu-
rate to experience and efficiency. Call Jenny at 778-
0817 or 778-3053.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
12-YEAR-OLD BOY needs something to do. Will
work odd jobs for reasonable prices. Call 778-6812.
HI! I AM A 10-YEAR old boy willing to do some odd
jobs around the house. I'll even walk the dog, feed
any pets, etc. So give me a call at 778-5726.
7TH GRADE BABYSITTER reliable and responsible,
experienced with kids of all ages from 8 weeks old to
10 years old. Call Brittani at 778-8362.
TUTOR AND/OR BABYSITTER 7th grader, "A" stu-
dent. Experienced, creative and patient. Extremely
responsible. Please call Michele at 778-1599.
CERTIFIED PRIVATE DUTY home-health aide. Expe-
rienced. Full time/part time, relief, terminal cases, spe-
cialty. Capable and caring. 778-1982, leave message.
I'M AN EXPERIENCED, COMPASSIONATE male
care-giver. Will care for male, female, couple. What
are your needs? Call 779-1043.
QUALIFIED HOME-HEALTH aide experienced in
tender care. Given by an older, responsible woman,
non-drinking or smoking. Excellent Island references.
ANNA IvIAMnA IoILANrU I mIASUUInt-. tntlie, laeat getaway
or investment home. Nestled on quiet street and short walk
to the Gulf. $130,000. Barry & Kimberly Charles, 795-1273.
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 perfec-
tion! Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at
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 esti-
mate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Also repairs and
remodel. 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.
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.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
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.
JADES CLEANING SERVICE Experienced Island
resident 15 years. Excellent references, honest, re-
liable. Call 779-1061 for free estimate.
SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT ESTATE. 4BR/4B, gourmet
kitchen, fireplace. Elegant and spacious. Water views from all
rooms. Dock and davits on sailboat water. $895,000. 778-
SAILBOAT WATER. 3BR/4B updated home on Anna Maria IMMACULATE HOME on boating water. 2BR/2B, private
Island's widest canal. Dock, caged pool, Jacuzzi and water- screened pool and lanai. Low maintenance yard. Located on
fall. $385,000. 778-6654. R19637 a quiet cul-de-sac. $215,000. 778-6654. R20195
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE. Fronting
Manatee River. 2-story home filled with in-
numerable special touches. $1,900,000.
Jim Brown, 747-1200. R19008
LAKEFRONT FLORIDA HOME. 3BR/
2B, well-maintained residence updated
with dome ceilings in kitchen, ceramic
tile, spacious master suite, enclosed
lanai, 2-car garage. $124,950. Don
Lewis, 746-3200. R21505
TWO-STORY HOME WITH WATER
VIEWS. Great room, fireplace. Recre-
ation room, cathedral ceilings, crown
moldings, wetbar, finished attic. Boat slip
with electric lift. $399,900. Sandy
Drapala, 794-3354. R67252
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 Maria Island Centre Shops
LARGEST UNIT in Shorewalk. Split
plan, 2BR/2B, wet bar, breakfast nook,
enclosed lanai. New flooring, bright and
clean. Perfect lakeview. Furniture allow-
ance. $72,900. Van Bourgois, 761-
QUALITY AND ELEGANCE can be
found throughout this exquisite River
Wilderness golf course home. Family
room, fireplace, separate living and din-
ing rooms, 3 or 4BR/3B. $459,900.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R16442
WEST GLENN. Bright and light, 4BR/2-
1/2B, separate dining room. Screened
porch, lanai. $135,900. Van Borgouis,
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lan Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Law We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
i lEstablished in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Sj Serving the Island communities for
9I 9 years with Island references.
-J I DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
ESpecializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
CONSTRUCTION JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
UP TO 75% OFF
Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Refacing New
Entertainment Centers Formica Wood
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REX B. SLIKER 778-7399
10 Years Local References Insured
* KITCHENS BATHS
* DFCKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
WE DELIVER ...
Call now! GUARANTEE
We'll be right over. o T ORK
Island owned and
operated by Ed Kirn fTrhr T ..lng r1oo s1 Sr
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.
420 BOATWORKS Boat detailing wash, wax, pol-
ish, buff, teak and varnish. Dockside service and
rates by the foot. Call now! (941) 778-7109.
SECRETARIAL SERVICES Correspondence, bro-
chures, presentations, mass mailings, spreadsheets,
etc. Reasonable rates. Call Linda 761-0008.
MOBILE POLISHING SERVICE Will meticulously
detail your car, boat or aircraft with an acrylic-Teflon
IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Fast service, Is-
land pickup and delivery. Smoke-free environment.
References available. Phone 778-4192.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
"GENTLE GARDNER" will weed, plant, manicure
and water your garden with gentle perfection. Call
Barbara at 778-6110.
GEORGE SCHULZ Lawn Care. Family owned and
operated. Quality service and dependable Island
resident. Insured. (941) 778-0948.
GARDENER AVAILABLE Mature, dependable. Call
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
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
SCREEN REPAIR, painting, roof coating/repairs,
drywall, carpentry, ceramic tile work. Ceiling fans
installed, security lights. Quality work, low prices.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
A/Z HOME IMPROVEMENT Interior/exterior, 20-
years experience, local references. Call Mark
Ramon, 778-6034 or fax 758-8307.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available weekly at $350 wk.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. Close to beach
and shopping. 2BR/1BA apartment, washer/dryer
hookup, new appliances, residential neighborhood.
$675 mo. 795-7805.
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.
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Nice, quiet
2BR, first-floor. No pets/smoking. Full furnished. Wk./
mo. Also available 1997/98 winter. 778-7107.
GULFFRONT BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/1BA, sleeps
6, fully furnished on Holmes Beach. $425 wk. or
$1,350 mo. Call 748-1600.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BEACHFRONT Charming 2BR
apartment, cable, microwave, porch, sundeck. No
pets. Perfect vacation spot. Weekly. 778-3143.
HOLMES BEACH Pirate's Den 1 and 2BR apart-
ments, summer rates. Also booking for fall and win-
ter season. Six month lease available. 778-4368.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR ex-
cellent location, all new furnishings. Totally equipped;
phone, cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel, fish at your
front door. Walk to local shops, restaurants. $69 day,
$450 wk., $1,600 mo. (941) 778-1322.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Beachfront condo,
Apr. 1998. 2BR, non-smoking unit. $900 wk. (813)
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA ground-floor apartment in
Holmes Beach. Close to elementary school. $550
mo. includes electric, water, garbage. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate (941) 778-1450. No pets.
BAYVIEW HOUSE UNFURNISHED 3BR/1.5BA,
quiet area, deck, big yard. Available Aug. 1. No pets.
$750 mo. 794-5980
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND and Manatee beaches. Book-
ing rentals for 1997/98 summer and season now.
Weekly and monthly rentals available for summer
and fall. Four month minimum for winter season. Call
Noreen Roberts (941) 778-9611. Coldwell Banker
Residential Real Estate, Inc. An independently
owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker
Real Estate Corporation.
SUN PLAZA CONDO on beach. Two week minimum.
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 Residential Real
Estate, Inc. An independently owned and operated
member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation.
SEASONAL RENTER'S wanted. Newly-remodeled
Gulfside beach house. 1,400 sq. ft., 2BR/1BA, im-
ported Italian tile throughout, fireplace. (813) 254-
ANNUAL CUTE 2BR/1BA upper duplex. 8108
Gulf Drive. $650 mo. plus $650 security includes
water, trash, cable. Available Sept. 1. 778-6198 or
ANNUAL 2BBR/1BA Bradenton Beach. Elevated
duplex, washer/dryer hookup. One block to beach.
778-4837. Available Aug. 16. $600 mo.
SHORT-TERM RENTAL apartments available now
from $475 per month. Steps to beach. 778-2864.
PAYING $600 OR MORE in rent or over $1,000 de-
posits? We should talk. You may be able to own a
home of your own. Sandy Greiner/Barb Gulfstream
BEACH APARTMENT Nice 2BR/2BA, central air/
heat. Steps to beach, shopping. $630 mo., last, se-
curity includes water, garbage. No pets. 778-1259,
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated duplex apartment in
Holmes Beach. Quiet street, close to beach, storage,
stack washer/dryer hookup, covered parking. No
pets. $650 mo. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941)
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA elevated home in Anna Maria
City. Home includes two-car garage, washer/dryer,
dishwasher, open deck. Close to Community Center.
$975 mo. No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate,
(941) 778-1450 for information.
2BR/2BA ELEVATED lakeside duplex. Turnkey. An-
nual $750 mo. or seasonal $1,500. Was owner occu-
pied. All amenities. 362-0737.
3BR/2BA HOUSE ON CANAL in Key Royale. $1,100
mo. Plus 3BR/2BA townhouse available for summer
and fall. Call 778-3395, 778-9221.
MINI VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount either
Sun. Wed. or Mon. Thur. Two people/four
nights from $135. Kitchens. 500 ft. to beach. Free
bikes. Haley's Motel & Resort Complex, 778-5405
or (800) 367-7824.
SPACIOUS WATERFRONT 4BR/4BA with dock, two
years new. 5,920 sq. ft. under roof, 3,420 sq. ft. liv-
ing area. Appraised at $525,000. Make an offer. 130
Hammock Rd., Anna Maria. Ted E Davis, Licensed
Real Estate Broker (owner/broker) 778-6155.
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. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
PALMA SOLA BLVD. Bayfront Mediterranean on two
lots. 5BR/5.5BA +/- 6,500 living, 9,300 total sq. ft. Six-
car garage, triple pool, 3 stories with glass elevator.
24K fixtures, lots of marble, 3-zone AC/heat, etc. etc.
Magnificent. $790,000 OBO. Terms. By owner. Mr. &
Mrs. Kerper, (941) 795-4432.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4. 1112 Roseate Ct.
Perico Bay Club waterfront home. 3BR/2BA, two-car
,garage, customized, extras, cathedral ceilings, per-
fect condition. Appointment, 792-8552. $164,900.
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.
PINES TRAILER PARK mobile home with lanai.
Remodeled in 1996, completely furnished, walk to
beach. $21,500. (941) 778-3752.
SPECTACULAR INTRACOASTAL Waterway views
from a 28' screened deck. A custom-built elevated
home only 3 years old. 3BR/2BA, gourmet kitchen,
top-of-the-line appliances, two-car garage. You will
enjoy sunrise and water views from nearly every
room. All for only $215,000. 2202 Avenue A,
Bradenton Beach. Phone 778-2960.
2BR/2BA KEY ROYALE home. Corner canal lot. New
kitchen, baths, tile floors, barrel-tile roof, deck, dock,
hot tub, seawall, lanai. 778-2409.
MOBILE HOME for sale. Near beach, roof over, cen-
tral air, newly painted, furnished. Must see to appre-
ciate. Call (941) 739-6193.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate
advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing
Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any pref-
erence, limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or intention to make any such pref-
erence, limitation or discrimination." Familial sta-
tus includes children under age of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of children under 18. This
newspaper will not knowing, accept any advertis-
ing for real estate which is in violation of the law.
Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimi-
nation call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the
hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.
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WATERFRONT ESTATE ON ANNA MARIA
ISLAND Directly on Bimini Bay. Eleven room
custom home built by European designer with
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light and view. $1,645,000. HOME FACTS
#21172. Rose Schnoerr.
40' DOCK WITH DEEP WATER Smuggler's
Landing 3BR/3BA townhouse with great water
views. High ceilings and light colors throughout.
Close to the beaches, and ready to.move into.
$249,900. HOME FACTS #25092. Mary Ann
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BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA bayfront home. Caged
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view. $369,900. HOME FACTS #20032. Helen
A JEWEL IN SARASOTA BAY'S CrlOWN GULFFRONT TOWNHOUSE Beautiful 2BR/
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Serene and secluded but close to beaches and Gorgeous wide sandy beach. Under-building
golf. Exceptional price for a 2BR/2BA sq. ft. wa- parking. Close to shopping and restaurants.
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