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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 10, 1997


ISLAND



Anchorage demolition set for Monday


It's official. The Anchorage restaurant in Anna
Maria will be demolished, with bulldozers roaring onto
the site early next week.
Hugh Holmes Jr. of Holmes Construction con-
firmed he signed a contract with owner Robert Byrne
to begin demolition Sept. 15.
"The owner let people in last week to salvage mate-
rial, wiring, etc.," Holmes said, "but we signed a contract
yesterday [Sept. 8] and it's closed off now. We'll probably
put caution tape around it just to keep people out."
Holmes said his company would bring in heavy
equipment and "tear it down."
The empty restaurant building is 17,000 square feet
and occupies five lots. A duplex, formerly utilized as
offices for the business behind the restaurant, will re-
main on the property.


Candidate

qualifying all

next week in

Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
For the first time in years, Bradenton Beach voters are
going to have a real, full-blown election come Nov. 4.
Seats for the mayor and three commissioners will
be decided this year, and at least eight people have in-
dicated a willingness to serve.
Here's something of a scorecard for what's com-
ing up.
Mayor Leroy Arnold announced last week he was
not planning to run for re-election. In a brief, emotional
statement, Arnold said that due to "my personal health
and my family's well being I am not ready to go
through a campaign. I don't have the strength, enthu-
siasm or desire to run for mayor."
Arnold thanked the citizens and staff for their help
during his two years as mayor, and added he "was hon-
ored to have been mayor of our little city." He will
continue in office until Dec. 8.
However, Arnold may decide to run for the Ward
3 seat which will be vacated with the announcement by
Commissioner Connie Drescher that she is running for
mayor.
Drescher faces Vice Mayor Charlie Grace for the
mayoral position, who has resigned from his Ward 2
seat to seek higher office.
Possible candidates for Ward 2 to date include former
Commissioner Gale Cole and Planning and Zoning Board
members Richard Cloutman and Cedrick Wilson.
The Ward 1 seat is also on the ballot this year.
Commissioner Dan Goodchild will seek re-election,
with a possible opponent being Board of Adjustment
member Bill Arnold.
Commissioner John Chappie, in Ward 4, is not Lup
for re-election this year.
Qualifying period for the mayor and Wards 1, 2 and
3 starts Monday at noon and concludes Friday at noon.
Candidates for mayor need to pay a $90 filing fee; com-
mission candidates pay $45. All candidates need to fill out
loyalty oaths forms and file other paperwork at city hall
during the qualifying period, including signatures of 10
registered voters in the city. Candidate packets are avail-
able at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
The polls will open at 7 a.m. Nov. 4 and close at 7
p.m. Ballots will be cast in city hall that day.
Anyone who wishes to register to vote in the Nov.
4 election must do so by Oct. 6. Forms are available at
city hall and other locations on the Island, including
The Islander Bystander offices.
Voters in Bradenton Beach have had few selections
from which to choose elected officials in recent years,
since most races for office have had only single candi-
dates who have filed. The lone "election" within the
city was two years ago, when Arnold, Goodchild and
Grace all ran for mayor.


The original Anchorage in the 1930s.


Two lots across Palm Avenue and two lots adja-
cent to Roser Memorial Community Church were in-
cluded in Byrne's purchase.


"There's nothing wrong with the building that
couldn't be fixed," said Byrne, "but the numbers dic-
tate demolition and a land sale."
Roser Church is reported to be negotiating for pur-
chase of the two lots utilized for parking adjacent to the
church but no agreement has been reached.
Holmes said it is his understanding that Byrne will
seek a zoning change for the remaining lots from com-
mercial to residential. All told, there are 10 lots in
Byrne's Anchorage parcel.
Byrne and associate Raul Mendonca conducted a
sale at the property of "supplies," including tableware
and restaurant equipment, ceiling fans, furniture, the
telephone system, calculators, art and mounted fish.
PLEASE SEE ANCHORAGE, NEXT PAGE


Two women, one historic book
Dr. Mary Fui ford Green, left, and Linda Molto have collaborated on a book about the fishing village of
Cortez. The book. "Cortez Then and Noiw" chronicles the historic aspects of the village and villagers.
Green handled the writing of the publication, while Molto took the pictures. For more about the book, see
inside. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


Holmes Beach Commission to

consider alcohol with outdoor dining


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Following a request from Bill Zalla. property
owner and operator of Marina Bay restaurant, Ilolmnes
Beach Commissioners agreed to draft an ordinance to
permit restaurants to serve alcohol outdoors.
Zalla made the request to serve alcohol to outdoor
diners in August saying that running the 525-seat restau-
rant is costly and he needs every possible opportunity for
sales. Zalla asked for a variance to the current ordinance.
Commissioners delayed Zalla's request in order to
address first changing the ordinance. At the August
workshop there appeared to be a consensus to approve
alcohol service for establishments that met the other
outdoor dining criteria.
"I don't think we'll have a problem with every-
body sitting outside, getting drunk and causing prob-
lems," Commissioner Ron Robinson said. "I think if
people can drink inside with a meal, they ought to be
allowed to do it outside."
Commissioner Luke Courtney said the commission
cannot grant a special exception or variance to one es-
tablishment but must change the ordinance for the en-
tire city. He said the commission must keep in mind
how many establishments would be affected.
Commissioner Pat Geyer said she is not in favor of


the proposal.
"Restaurants in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach
that serve alcohol outdoors are on the beach," she said.
"This is on a canal. Are people going to sit outside and
dine when there are dead fish in the canal?"
"We tend to forget that Anna Maria, Holmes Beach
and Bradenton Beach are bringing in tourists." Marina
Bay manager Guy Lococo pointed out. "We need the
tourists to bring up the business."
The draft ordinance is slated for discussion at the
Sept. 30 work session.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ................... ...... ............. 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
FOOTBALL CONTEST ................................. 14
Stir-it-up ............................................ ............ 14
Streetlife ................................................. 17
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 21
Crossword puzzle...................................... .. 28


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Pedestrian

crosswalks

proposed in

Bradenton Beach
The Bradenton Beach Civic Association has en-
listed the aid of Manatee County Commissioner Stan
Stephens in a battle for six crosswalks on Gulf Drive
and Cortez Road.
The association and Stephens hope to get Florida
Department of Transportation approval for the cross-
walks to make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road.
As Lee Hornack, civic association president, put it,
"The close calls are becoming numerous and a fatal
accident is just waiting to happen."
The proposal calls for the painted crosswalks to be
installed on Gulf Drive at Bridge Street, Second Street
North, Ninth Street North, 13th Street North and 17th
Street. Another crosswalk would be placed at Cortez
Road near Gulf Drive.
Hornack said a meeting with Stephens was met
with "enthusiastic support. With little prodding Mr.
Stephens took the initiative to forward the project
through the appropriate chairs."
Hornack also requested the Bradenton Beach com-
mission and officials support the project "and give its
wholehearted approval."
The issue was met with lukewarm reception by
Police Chief Jack Maloney. "DOT believes that cross-
walks give people a false sense of security and add to
DOT liability," Maloney has written in a memo to conm-
missioners. Previous efforts on his part in years past
were unsuccessful, he said, adding that "all I was able
to get were the signs that state that there are pedestri-
ans crossing for the next three miles."
Maloney also questioned the number of crosswalks
that would be created. "The number of crosswalks re-
quested by the civic association is overkill," Maloney
said. "Even if DOT agreed to it, that many crosswalks
would be so common that drivers would not think of
them as important."
DOT officials are expected to provide comments
to the crosswalk proposal later this month.

Paving project

encompasses

parking lot
Island Shopping Center management announced
on Sept. 8 that paving will take place throughout the
center parking lot on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Chez Andre and Peaches Ice Cream and Deli are
already closed for vacation. Add to that one-day clo-
sures for D.Coy Ducks and Sun and Surf Beach Shop
during the paving.
Most other stores and offices including Home True
Value Hardware, the barber shop, Mixon Insurance Com-
pany and The Islander Bystander will remain open.
Holmes Beach Coin Laundry said access from the
alley should be sufficient for it to remain open.
Look for alternate parking and access to the cen-
ter from Holmes Boulevard and from the alley between
54th and 55th Streets behind the north side of the cen-
ter. Most shops have back-door access for added cus-
tomer convenience.

Anchorage

demolition imminent;

building mostly gutted
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Some potential buyers were disappointed over the
lack of "memorabilia," and Mendonca said a lot of
items people sought weren't there when they took over.
Snooks Adams, former police chief, sought a table
that had been dedicated to him with a tabletop plaque
and another similar table dedicated to the late Frank
Cavendish, but Mendonca said those items were gone
when Byrne took over the property.
Speculation is that promoter Anthony DeFeo, al-
leged buyer in 1996, removed some furniture and
equipment during his brief possession of the property.
The building has been pretty much gutted at this
point even including plumbing and wiring.


Stormwater improvements planned for Bradenton Beach
Drainage work should start Sept. 26 on a $500,000 stormwater system in central to southern Bradenton
Beach. Albert Rosenstein, Florida Department of Transportation project engineer for the work, told a group
of 15 residents last Friday that Pepper Construction would be doing to job in an attempt to alleviate flood-
prone areas of Gulf Drive. Work willfocus on four sections of the city: Sixth Street North to Third Street
North on both sides of Gulf Drive including a retention pond and outfall at Cortez Road; Third Street South to
Seventh Street South; a stormwater outfall along Fourth Street South; and a stormwater outfall in the 1900
block of Gulf Drive near the S-curves. The work is scheduled to take 90 days, and Rosenstein said no busi-
nesses would be inconvenienced during the project. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Anna Maria budget inches forward


By J.C. Higgins
Islander Correspondent
Three budget areas are still under discussion by the
Anna Maria Commission following the first public
hearing on the next fiscal year's budget.
The unresolved categories are occupational license
fees, capital improvements and donations.
Commissioner George McKay, working with a
citizens' committee, has submitted a revised sched-
ule for occupational license fees which he has said
is in line with Florida law. The preliminary sched-
ule met with a less-than-enthusiastic response by
other commissioners, who noted that McKay's
newly defined fee categories are vague and that re-
vised rates, particularly in the category of storage
facilities (enclosed, open, boat slips, wet, dry, rack).
are estimated at having an impact of $6,000 to
$8,000 less than current year revenue of $26,000.
The capital improvements category was questioned
by Tom Turner, chairman of the Anna Maria planning
and zoning board.
"There is no money earmarked in capital improve-
ments for a study of two drainage areas, numbers 843
and 867, a parcel of some 40 to 50 acres along North
Shore Drive, north and south of Jacaranda," Turner
said. The cost of such a survey for this problem area is
estimated at $9,500. Turner's request will be consid-


ered prior to the second budget reading.
Donations to various groups are also still under dis-
cussion. A total of $500 originally planned for the Island
Players has been moved to the public works budget, and
the donation planned for the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society will be discussed at the second hearing.
Noting these three budget exceptions, the first
reading of the budget ordinance was approved by the
commission. After the second reading, the millage rate
of 1.70 on the taxable property within the city will be
in effect for the budget year beginning Oct. 1.
Only two citizens attended the meeting. Diane
Canniff, 327 Tarpon St., asked for a detailed compari-
son of planned expenditures versus current year. Mayor
Chuck Shumard advised that the comparison would be
available at the second hearing.
John Michaels, 410 Poinsettia Ave., opposed the large
increase in the building permit fees. Charnock responded
with a review of the fees which has gone through three
previous budget workshops, and explained the city's po-
sition as to the validity of the increase.
The proposed 1997-98 budget is $1.1 million.
Property taxes are the same as the current year, 1.70
mill. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of
property, less any homestead exemptions if applicable.
A date for the next public hearing on the budget has
not yet been set.


Budget hearing Thursday in Bradenton Beach


Bradenton Beach residents will get a chance to
voice their thoughts on the city's budget for the next
fiscal year Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in city hall.
The state-mandated public hearing on the budget
is the first of two sessions where residents and taxpay-
ers can voice yay or nay to the proposed $1.635 mil-
lion, up from the current $1.53 million. Although prop-
erty taxes will be slightly reduced, increases in other
revenue sources sales, gas, cigarette and other taxes
- have increased to make up the difference.
The proposed tax rate for 1997-98 has been set at
2.5508 mills, down from the current 2.5954. A mill is


$1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of a piece of
property less homestead exemptions if applicable.
Commissioners have agreed to add an additional
full-time police officer in the city, bringing the police
force to nine people, within next year's budget during
previous workshops. They also agreed to hire a code
enforcement officer to aid in the building and planning
department.
Copies of the budget are available at city hall.
A second public hearing and final adoption of the
Bradenton Beach budget is scheduled for Sept. 24. That
hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall.


-lolmes Beach residents will have their chance to
sound off about the proposed 1997-98 budget on
Thursday, Sept. I 1, at 7 p.m.
At its last budget work session, the commission
eliminated a full-time marine patrol officer and a util-
ity vehicle from the public works department. These
changes brought the proposed operating budget to
$2,188,494, down from the original proposal of
$2,251,425. The cuts represent a difference of $62,931.
Changes in proposed operating expenditures for
each department are: public works, $737,057, down
from $755,403; police department, $1,022,286, down


from $1,056,837; and general government, $399,151,
down from $409,185.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner originally proposed an op-
erating budget of $2,251,425, an increase of $263,200 over
the 1996-97 budget. With the recent cuts, the annual bud-
get increase remains more $200,000.
If the millage remains at 2.25 as recommended by
the mayor, the reserve balance will be $1,380,000, up
from last year's reserve of $1,348,137. If the village in
reduced to 2.00, the reserve balance will be $1,266,.310
and if the millage is reduced to 1.75, the reserve balance
will be $1,152,383.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N SEPTEMBER 10, 1997 0 PAGE 3 [E


Canal researcher to speak


in Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
You want canal information. Here's how
you get it.
Dr. Gustavo Antonini of the University of
Florida will meet with the Homes Beach Canal
Commission on Sept. 15 at 3:45 p.m. to discuss
his canal research along Florida's Gulf coast.
Antonini, professor of geography and direc-
tor of the Florida Sea Grant Program at UF, is
in charge of a study of canals and access points
to the Inland Waterway along the Gulf coast.
Antonini will be measuring the depths and other
characteristics of the canals and IWW channels.
Florida Sea Grant has completed a pilot
study of the canals and IWW channels from the
Cortez Bridge south to Siesta Key. The next
location for study has yet to be decided, and
canal commissioners hope to encourage
Antonini to focus on Anna Maria Island.
The canal commission was formed in July to
investigate the feasibility of the city conducting
maintenance dredging of its canals. Members
are Sam Planck, Jerry Perry, Louie Strickland,
Bob Jorgensen and Joe Duennes, the city pub-
lic works supervisor. Jorgensen is the group's
chairman.
The group held an organizational meeting in
July and agreed to map and chart the city's present
canals and their depths and gather information on
equipment, funding, permitting and costs.


In the August meeting, Duennes reported
that he spoke to Jim Engelhardt, coordinator
between the county and the West Coast Inland
Navigational District, about grant funding.
"It's favorable to a point," Duennes said.
"It's much easier to get grant funding if the ca-
nals are accessible to the public. He didn't feel
they'd be able to do much more than access the
canals."
Duennes said the permitting agencies are
easier to deal with if the city can show how the
canals were originally established, because "then
you're just looking at a maintenance situation."
Jorgensen said there are about 30 canals in
the city, mostly in Key Royale and the Bay
Palms subdivision. Members agreed to check
city and county records to determine ownership
of the canals.
Jorgensen reported that the county has no
dredging equipment but has established a main-
tenance dredging policy for dredging navigable
waters within the unincorporated county.
He said Longboat Key's canal dredging
project is on hold because of the high cost, but
the City of North Port has a canal maintenance
program in which each resident pays a $42 an-
nual road and drainage tax.
Duennes said the police department will loan
its boat to committee members to measure the
depth of the city's canals. The project is sched-
uled for October.


Holmes Beach code enforcement officer resigns
Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Officer Bill to public works where it originated until a change by
Kepping resigned last week. Kepping's last day on the former Mayor Rich Bohnenberger two years ago. The city
job will be Sept. 18. will be advertising for applicants for the position soon.
The position will be transferred from the police de- Building Inspector Bill Saunders will assume the
apartment beginning with the new fiscal year, Oct. 1, back duties of code enforcement during the interim.


Phone book recycling
starts Sept. 11
Residents of the three Island cities may recycle old
phone directories at Holmes Beach City Hall. Phone
books are not acceptable in weekly curbside bins col-
lected by Waste Management.
A phone book recycling sign in front of Holmes
Beach City Hall will indicate when the appropriate
dumpster has been delivered, said Commission Chair-
man Don Maloney, the city's solid waste liaison.
New GTE "Everything Pages" telephone books are
being distributed on the Island through Sept. 11. To
order additional free books call 1-800-888-8448.



Anna Maria City
9/11, 7 p.m., Special commission meeting with
code enforcement board and city attorney

Bradenton Beach
9/11, 7 p.m., First budget public hearing
9/15, 7 p.m., Board of Adjustment
9/18, 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
9/11, 7 p.m., First budget public hearing
9/15, 3:45 p.m., Canal Commission
9/16, 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Of Interest
9/15, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planing
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
S9/15, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission tax
appeals hearing followed by regular meeting,
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
9/17, 7 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials. Bradenton Beach City Hall.
9/17, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island Community
Center Board of Directors, Community Center,
407 Magnolia Avenue, Anna Maria.
9/18, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner's forum on local government
issues. Island Branch Library.
5701 Marina Drive. Holmes Beach.


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Planners cool on ordinance on city field use


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A proposed ordinance to govern temporary use of
the field behind city hall has been questioned by the
Holmes Beach Planning Commission.
The field has long been the site of art festivals,
Privateers' thieves markets and other local events. In
June Mayor Bob VanWagoner said residents and busi-
ness people were concerned about traffic and conges-
tion, as well as outside organizations using the field
with little financial benefit to the community.
Commissioners developed the ordinance in order
to address these concerns and direct the financial ben-
efit of such events to local non-profit organizations.
Key points in the ordinance include:
The city encourages the non-commercial use of
the field "solely for the benefit of the citizens of
Holmes Beach."
Temporary use permits shall be issued to active
not-for-profit organizations or those which qualify
under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
(charitable, educational or religious organizations).
Permits are limited to organizations or events
whose members or beneficiaries are residents of Mana-
tee County.
The city may charge a fee for the temporary use.
The permit application must state the total rev-
enue estimated for the event and what percentage of the
revenue will go to the applicant. If the applicant will
receive less than a yet-to-be-determined percentage, the
application must name all entities who will receive rev-


enue from the event and the percentage of the revenue.
Planner Joe Kennedy questioned stipulations on
benefit to residents of HIolmes Beach and members of
sponsoring organizations being residents of the county.
"If it benefits the city, why does it matter where
they come from?" he asked. "People who attend the
events don't just come from Manatee County. For ex-
ample, the circus sponsored by the Anna Maria Island
Community Center benefits the whole Island, not just
Holmes Beach."
Kennedy questioned who has the discretion to
charge for the field's use and noted, "It should be the
same for all."
He also questioned requirement to state the per-
centage of revenue to be received by the applicant.
"Is that the percentage over cost?" he asked. "I've
seen a couple of horror stories over the years where an
organization has good intentions but loses money, es-
pecially if it's the first annual event. You can't expect
someone to pull money out of his pocket."
Chairman Sue Normand said the ordinance is
"cloudy" and doesn't spell out the commission's intention.
"From what commissioners said, if an outside or-
ganization wanted to come in and use the field, it would
ask a local civic organization to sponsor the event," she
explained. "That organization would request use of the
field for a percentage of the profits. The ordinance
doesn't seem to say that."
"It seems like another layer of bureaucracy,"
Kennedy observed.
Normand noted that the board's only responsibil-


ity is to determine if the ordinance complies with the
comprehensive plan, but members can offer their com-
ments to the commission. Members agreed the ordi-
nance is in compliance.
They offered the following suggestions:
Change the wording "temporary use permits for
the city field shall be issued..." to "temporary used
permits for the city field may be issued..."
State that an outside organization can use a lo-
cal sponsor for an event.
Charge all applicants for the use of the field but
have a provision for special exemptions.
Change "total revenue estimated for the event"
to "total gross revenue" in the section that governs
reporting revenue.
The board's comments will be sent to the city
commission for discussion.
Lee Edwards, a member of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center's Board of Directors, said posting
percentages would not be a problem for the annual
circus event.
"If we do nothing, we get 20 percent," he said.
"If we sell $1,000 in advance tickets from the cen-
ter, we get 25 percent of everything plus 15 percent
of the gate."
But Edwards said percentages are confusing to
people.
"It's so much easier to tell them how much the
circus brought into the Center," he noted. "And you
can't compare the circus with an art show because the
circus has a much higher overhead."


More than 500 sold
Tickets that is. Jack and Jane Heltman have
owned this classic 1966 Ford Thunderbird
from the day they took it off the dealer's lot.
Now it can be yours. The Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce is selling raffle tickets
at $10 each for a chance to win the T-Bird
donated by the Heltmans. A maximum 1,500
tickets will be sold with proceeds going into
chamber's coffers "to keep the doors open, "
executive director Mary Ann Brockman said.
The car, which is in immaculate condition
and has 68,000 original miles, is valued at
$6,000. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jack Elka


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Princess Diana's death in an auto crash
"brought out the roots of my heritage," said Liz
Evans, so she created the memorial that helped
Anna Maria Island mourn.
She's been gone from England for 25 years but
"I've been a royal watcher all my life and I found
I felt very strongly about her death," Evans said.
She built the memorial in the display win-
dow of the Island Florist, 5312 Marina Drive in
Holmes Beach, where she has worked for eight
years. She did it on her day off, Sunday, the day
after the princess' death in a Paris tunnel. And
she dismantled it on her next day off, last Sun-
day, the day after Diana's funeral.
The display featured American and British


flags, pictures of the princess and her sons from
Evans' home, and lots of flowers.
"While I was doing it people would stop and
watch and I would have to cry. Then people would
come into the shop to say how much they liked it
and make me cry again. It got so I couldn't wear
eye makeup, it would just run."
Evans was reared in the Cotswold area of
Gloucestershire and came to the U.S. with her
husband, a Guinness brewery employee, when
he was assigned to New York. Thirteen years
ago she came to Bradenton.
"Diana did a lot to improve the image of the
family, they've always been a stuffy lot," she said.
"Now they have only Prince William.
"I hope he won't let his naturalness be re-
moved."


Anna Maria permit fees

to be finalized
Anna Maria Building Official Phil Charnock re-
ceived the approval of the city commission to prepare
new permit fees in ordinance form. The first public
reading was Sept. 9. The second reading and public
hearing will be Sept. 23.
Assuming smooth sailing, the effective date of the
new ordinance will be Oct. 1.
Charnock presented an example of fees for a new
2,000-square-foot residence. Under the new ordinance,
the total cost of building department fees will be
$3,295.50, compared to approximately $600 under the
current structure. The increase is mainly due to the hike
from $6 to $19 in fees for each $1,000 of cost.
There has not been an increase in building permit
fees since 1992. Charnock has said that the $19 fee is
in line with other Island communities.
Regarding the new fee structure, Brenda Talbert, ex-
ecutive vice president of the Home Builders Association
of Manatee County, said "welcome to the 21st century!
Compared to present costs in Manatee and Sarasota coun-
ties, Anna Maria may still be a little low. Meanwhile, in
Collier County, a 2,000-square-foot home will have total
fees of approximately $8,500."


Islander remembers

Princess Diana through show

window display


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 10, 1997 E PAGE 5 I[

Commission to hold special session on tower ban


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m.
on Sept. 23 to decide how to proceed with a six-month
moratorium on cellular phone towers.
In August, commissioners reconsidered a special
exception request from GTE to build a cellular phone
tower at Smith Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive, after GTE
officials protested the original vote.
The request was approved by commissioners, then
vetoed by the mayor. Commissioners then approved a
moratorium on the construction of cellular phone tow-
ers in the city. They plan to revise the land development
code and/or comprehensive plan to include cellular
communications and conditions for tower locations.
At a recent meeting, Commissioner Luke Courtney
said the city should change its code to declare cellular
phone communications an essential service with a mu-
nicipal purpose so "we can be on strong legal grounds
to place it on city land."
"I would like to see it on city property and the city
get money from it, but I think that's an impossibility."
Commissioner Ron Robinson said. "It's being done by
a company that intends to make a profit. That makes it
commercial and that's not allowed."
Robinson was referring to the deed for the city
property, which contains a reverter clause. If the land
is used for anything other than municipal purposes, it
can revert to the original grantors.
"I don't like the idea of one family dictating what
this city commission can do," Courtney countered.
"GTE offered to build the tower and deed it to the city.
I don't like one small clause that prohibits this city
from getting the revenues it should."
"The city accepted the land with conditions and 1
feel honor-bound to live up to those conditions,"
Robinson replied.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore agreed with
Robinson and said she still believes the best place for
the tower is on the Smith property.
Courtney said the commission should see if there
are other pieces of city property that might be suitable
for a tower.
"I feel the grantors don't want it here," Commis-
sioner Pat Geyer said. "We accepted the property with


The Local Officials Guide to Siting Cellular
Towers is a handy reference for elected officials
in addressing cellular communications in their city
codes.
The guide was produced for officials by the
American Planning Association, International
City/County Management Association, National
Association of Counties, National Association of
Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, Na-
tional League of Cities and Public Technology
Inc.
It includes an explanation of cellular services
and how they operate, conditions affecting local
zoning authority, elements to include in a cellular
tower ordinance and reference information.
According to the guide, 40 million Americans
use cellular phone service today and the number
will grow to 100 million by the year 2000. The
number of towers could increase six-fold during
that same period.
Licenses were awarded to cellular providers
by the federal government through an auction pro-
cess. Some providers paid millions of dollars for
a licenses and must build their communication
networks quickly in order be competitive and re-
coup their investment.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 re-
quires local governments to meet five conditions
when considering regulating cellular communica-
tions:
They cannot discriminate among providers
by giving one an advantage.
They cannot prohibit cellular communica-


the conditions attached. I don't see taking it to court
because we might completely lose the property. I'm for
a tower, but I don't think we have another piece of city
property big enough to put it on."


tions services.
They must act within a reasonable time on
requests to site cellular towers.
If they deny a request to construct a cellular
tower, it must be in writing and based on evidence
in a written record.
They cannot deny a request based on the
grounds that the emissions from the tower might
harm the health of residents if the emissions meet
Federal Communication Commission standards.
If the cellular provider feels the local govern-
ment has violated any of the provisions, it must take
the case to court not to the FCC.
The guide also gives advice on writing an or-
dinance to govern the siting of cellular phone tow-
ers and said local governments must balance the
need to protect their communities from the prolif-
eration of towers with the right of their citizens to
have access to the technology and the right of the
companies to provide it.
Ordinances on cellular towers should include:
Definitions of the types of service available
with provisions to add amendments for advances in
technology.
Requirements for applications.
Provisions for the co-location of providers on
the same tower.
Provisions to share towers with local govern-
ments for public safety communications.
Requirements for safety, aesthetics, mainte-
nance and parking.
Provisions for dismantling towers when the
technology becomes obsolete.


Commission Chairman Don Maloney suggested
commissioners read the Local Officials Guide to Sit-
ing Cellular Pholne To'wers and offer written sugges-
tions on what to include in the moratorium.


Fishers charged with net law violations


One fisher was taken to jail and two others issued
citations by the Florida Marine Patrol Friday for vio-
lations of the gillnet ban.

Realty Raves
The Prudential Florida Realty, Holmes
Beach, has announced that Karen Lohse was its
top seller and Karin Stephan was its top lister for
the month of August.
Bob Fittro was the top sales agent and Rebecca
Samler was the top listing agent at Island Real Es-
tate, Holmes Beach, for the month of August.


Jailed was Marty A. Lee. 36. of Bradenton. He was
charged with possession of commercial quantities of
mullet about 700 pounds without proper licenses
and willful wanton reckless operation of a vessel.
Cited John A. Guthrie, 45, of Cortez. He was cited
with failure to travel directly to an approved area for
the use of a gillnet, willful wanton reckless operation
of a vessel and interference to an officer during the
performance of his duties.
Also cited was Guthrie's crewman Sammual D.
Campbell, 52, of Cortez. He was cited with failure to
travel directly to an approved area for use of a gillnet.
FMP Officer Terry Noll said members of the


FMP Resource Protection Unit observed the three
through night-optic surveillance equipment early
Friday morning operating without lights in the
seagrass flats south of Cortez.
The boats were boarded and the men charged.
FMP Lt. Mike Wood found three abandoned and
unmarked vessels and one abandoned and unmarked
gill net in the vicinity as well. A total of five gill nets
were seized with a total length of 3,000 yards, four
skiffs and about 1,700 pounds of fish. The fish were
sold to a local fish market and the proceeds placed in
an escrow account pending the outcome of the charges
against the three men.


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The way it is
As we all know, history has a way of repeating it-
self. In the bigger sense of it, historians have a way of
developing time lines that show patterns over the
course of time.
We prefer to utilize our "psychic connections"
old newsprint and oldtimers' stories because as his-
tory goes, Anna Maria "ain't that old."
Even the newspaper's chronicle is short lived. There
wasn't one serving Anna Maria Island exclusively until a
one-issue publisher came to visit in late 1947.
The Bradenton Beachcomber, by its publisher's
decree, contained only items of human interest.
The Anna Maria Key News published in 1950 and
closed doors on March 1, 1951. At its helm were two
vibrant women of the day, Ellen Marshall (then
Brackin) and Harriet (Williams) Blair.
In November 1951 the first edition of The Islander
newspaper rolled off the presses. Its final edition was
published in July 1990. It was succeeded by the Island
Sun, a victim of publishing merger in November 1992.
That brings us quickly to the beginning of The Is-
lander Bystander on the same date in November 1992
- soon to be numbering five years in existence.
Add it all up and you get a mere 50 years of news-
paper history recorded events on Anna Maria Island.
And for some of those years, no public record exists for
our examination.
We most often look to the Anna Maria Historical
Society and our own historian, June Alder, for photos
and documented information about the past.
What was the Anchorage in the 1930s, a boot-legger
hang out, dance hall and point of congregation for Island-
ers, fell by the wayside demolished by the city in 1977.
On the same site grew Fast Eddie's, and over the
course of 11 years, it amassed other locations, fell on
financial troubles and then imploded five days before
Christmas 1992.
SNext came the Seay Brothers, who changed the
name back to the Anchorage. They closed the doors in
May 1995.
Except for a brief ray of hope that Anthony DeFeo,
now sought by the FBI, would reopen the Anchorage,
the doors have remained closed.
With a $3million-plus judgment against the Seay
Brothers, a Houston financial holding company sold
out to Robert Byrne of Palm Beach just weeks ago -
who in turn offered the property as is for $1.6 million.
Byrne has apparently decided his profit lies in sell-
ing off the 10 commercially zoned lots.
So down comes the Anchorage one more
time.


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SLICK History repeats itself By Egan


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Joke, or lack
of responsibility?
It's five months since April 1. but the joke goes
on as for years. Consideration of a unified Island
police force has, again, been rebuffed by Bradenton
Beach wherein a Florida Department of Transporta-
tion-designated 25 mph speed zone exists from
Cortez Road to Eighth Street South. In most places
this would mean 25 mph, but the subject road, once
Fourth Avenue, is a challenge to automotive free
spirits.
Casual observations have noted an early evening
speeder whip past two already-too-fast cars to find
himself fact-to-face with a southbound motorcycle
which shot into Cortez Beach parking lot as the vio-
lator continued at a high rate of speed. A pre-teen
standing on the Gulfside dashed, unexpectedly, in
front of a Honda Civic doing exactly 25 mph, and
was missed by inches.
Recently, a dog on a leash was almost smashed
as a sedan shot past a pickup truck which was only
doing some 10 mph above the speed limit. And, had
the above-cited motorcycle incident have happened
at the same time, it would have gone under a huge,
prohibited, parked semi one of two which re-
mained for more than four hours. Countless raceway
examples flash past, particularly in evening hours.
Ignoring the fiscal potential inherent in speeding
tickets to offset an alleged police budget of
$450,000, either DOT signs, including the "yield" at
the roundabout, are a joke, or the money we wasted
on radar gun training was. Memos to city hall, appar-
ently also treated as a joke, are ignored. The real
traffic joke, however, is trying to pull out of a south
side street without getting creamed. Natives would
probably get the ticket for obstructing traffic we
certainly don't want to offend anyone else, nor up-
set community tranquillity with a complaint. We
could ask DOT to remove the signs, or ask the
Florida Highway Patrol for help!
The bottom line, however, is much more serious
a current interpretation of democracy reflected in
whom we choose to supervise our existence and their
stated, demonstrated approach to responsioiiity, o0


lack thereof.
Jimn Kissick. Bradenton Beach

'Squabble' over Cortez
waterfront access not true
Re: "Access to water denied in Cortez" by Jim
Hanson.
I was never aware of any "squabble" over water-
front access. I did ask Land Acquisition in 1983 to
open and designate our accesses so that people could
claim and use them. Again, 14 years later, I'm ask-
ing for the same.
What is so terrible about wanting to have a place
in which to see beautiful Sarasota Bay and a place to
put a boat in the water? Why has Land Acquisition
found this request to be such a problem?
Also, Mr. Hanson was in error concerning the
Waterfronts Florida Program. This was introduced to
several waterfront property owners and me by Janet
Hoffman, Manatee County Planning Department.
This grant money would enable Cortez, among other
things, to buy access to the water. It was mentioned
that we have access we simply need to claim and
use it.
Some are saying that these accesses "don't offer
much." They are all we have. And I appreciate them.
A 33-foot access with a seawall is a very good
place for a couple of benches, native trees and plants
- a good place to view the water, Bird Key,
Longboat Key, etc.
This view would be identical to the one from
Karen Bell's proposed restaurant. The 30-foot access
at 123rd Street would allow us to get out boat in the
water. The 20-foot access at 121st Street could also
be an asset to the community.
As for needing lots of gear (boats, nets, trucks,
traps) around the neighborhood so that it looks like
a fishing village, we've got enough without using
public right-of-way.
Consider this, were it a "squabble" would this
make it fitting to give the important accesses away!
Like giving the biggest kid with the most toys, all the
toys.
S.i.u. ac ll .ioA, L. .C ; 'C


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THOSE WEIE THE DAYS
Part 3, A Spy for Uncle Sam
by June Alder


The opulent Tampa Bay Hotel on the banks of the Hillsborough boasted an
18-hole golf course, a race track for horses and a quarter-mile bicycle track
(top left corner).


BICYCLE SPY


Eighteen-year-old Mabel Will-
iams, daughter of the Port Tampa
Postmaster, enjoyed an exciting social
life when the U.S. Army came to town
in the spring of 1898. As a post office
employee she met many a young, lone-
some soldier who pursued her. But
romance took a back seat when she
entered upon a "secret mission" for
Army Gen. William Shafter.
The nature of her mission is re-
vealed in the third installment of her
memoir written in 1937.

By Mabel C. Bean
One Sunday morning I came
downstairs at my home all dressed to
go to Sunday School. I remember dis-
tinctly that I had on a dainty new blue
muslin dress and my dark curls were
tied at the back with a big blue ribbon
bow. My youth and health and happi-
ness, with the help of pretty clothes,
made up for whatever lack of beauty I
had and that morning I was feeling
well pleased with myself and the
world.
My parents were sitting in the par-
lor talking with a distinguished look-
ing gentleman in uniform, and they
called me in and introduced me to
their old friend Col. Groesbeck.
My mother told me that Col.
Groesbeck had come to talk to my fa-
ther about some very secret and seri-
ous work that Gen. Shafter (com-
mander of the expeditionary force to
Cuba) wanted to have done for the
government and that they had decided
that I was the one to do it. (My father
could not do it without being sus-
pected, they said, and besides, he
could not be absent from the post of-
fice.)
What I was told rather startled and
frightened me at first.
I was already a government em-
ployee and would not give up my
other work; my mother would take


charge of it for me when I had to be
absent. I would not get any other pay
than my post office work provided
and I would have nothing from any-
one to show what my service was to
be. It was simply to be an agreement
between Gen. Shafter, Col.
Groesbeck and my father.
I was to do secret service work for
Gen. Shafter and report to him in per-
son. I really did not want to do it but
I always tried to please my father so
I soon set out upon my task and fol-
lowed instructions.
I became a government spy.
The War Department in Washing-
ton had learned that certain Spaniards
in Port Tampa were suspected of
sending to Spanish authorities letters,
photographs and information about
Fort Dade and Fort DeSoto on
Egmont and Mullet Keys and other
details regarding military encamp-
ments in and around Tampa. I was
told to watch these two men as closely
as I possibly could and report their
actions.
Without the other workers in the
post office seeing me I took from the
mail everything to and from these two
suspects. I delivered it all to Gen.
Shafter at his headquarters at the
Tampa Bay Hotel.
I translated the letters from Span-
ish into English and read them to the
general. I engaged the two Spaniards
in conversation when they came to the
post office, and I followed them on
my bicycle, sometimes to Port Tampa
where I would go on some pretext of
an errand for my father, sometimes on
the train to Tampa.
To say that I was thrilled with the
excitement of it all would be putting
it mildly. I felt I was living in
storybook land.
Next: Mabel's fiance
is miffed


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Turtle tale: what it's like with


By Peggy Bode
Special to The Islander Bystander
Let me tell you about J.C. I don't know his last
name but somehow that contributes to his mystique.
He's the closest I've ever come to meeting a folk hero
and that's what makes him so very intriguing
J.C. has only lived in Holmes Beach for two years
but he is a "man with a mission." You see, J.C. has a
"turtle watch." J.C. watches over a stretch of beach
about a mile long for loggerhead turtle nests. He
doesn't do it alone but he has a dedication that we don't
see a lot of these days.
I met J.C. one morning as I was out for my morn-
ing stroll. There I saw an older man on his hands and
knees digging in the sand. I checked it out and heard
him counting "one, two, three" as he gently lifted the
remnants of hatched turtle's eggs out of the gaping hole
that had been an incubator for the last 55 days.
When I asked more about his activity he told me he
was "excavating" the nest, which is the standard oper-
ating procedure three to five days after a nest hatches.
But much to everyone's surprise (including J.C.'s) he
found 22 live hatchlings that for some reason never
made it out of their cozy cavity. That's when I got
hooked. They are so cute you can't help but fall in love!
As a crowd gathered, J.C. placed tiny baby turtles
at the water's edge and we wistfully watched as a wave


caught each one and sucked it out to sea. We could see
their little heads strain to remain above water as they
paddled out to their final destination that J.C. said was
a floating grass reef 20 miles out in the Gulf
Then my education began.
J.C. knows a lot about loggerhead turtles. 1 was
impressed. For instance: there were 199 nests found on
Anna Maria Island last year and more than 10,000
hatchlings made it to the water. Each nest incubates for
55 to 65 days and a mother can lay up to 150 eggs at
once. I have lived in Florida for 23 years and have seen
dozens of turtles' nests but never knew any of this. And
I was about to learn more.
J.C. not only finds and marks the nests, he also is
a turtle "midwife," so to speak. He has nightly vigils at
every nest on his beat that is due to hatch. One nest in
particular was nine days overdue and J.C. was there
every night until the wee hours of the morning to make
sure all the new babies found their way to their adult
environment.
Sometimes even after he is safely in his bed he is
still on duty. He related a story about a knock on his
door by police early one morning. They needed his help
to round up some wayward hatchlings that had stormed
the Circle K parking lot in search of a beer! (Not really,
of course, but lighted parking lots are a real hazard for
photosensitive turtle babies.)


This weekend at Center is for
family... and soccer!
Dr. Bill and Jeannie Bystrom, with sons (clockwise)
Trevor, Logan and Connor, invite good food lovers,
spectators and kid supporters of all ages to help the '
Island's youth soccer league kick off its season this
weekend at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center..Shells restaurant will cater a buffet dinner at -.
the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 12. Everyone is welcome and take-out orders
will be available. Tickets will he $5 for adults and $4
for children at the door. Saturday the Center's.fields
will be flooded with team play during the 1997 '\
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the Center at 778-1908. Islander Photo: .
Courtesy of Cynthia Finn






Grant coordinators selected for next

funding cycle in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Apparently opting to continue with what has been t"
good thing twice, commissioners in Bradenton Beach se-
lected the same companies who have been able to yank $1
million worth of state funds to again work for an additional
grant.
Clark Romelis and Associates will handle the admin-
istration of the grant if approved and Fawley Bryant
and Moody Architects will take care of the design phase
of the work. Funds originally come from federal coffers
and are then passed through the Florida Department of
Community Affairs in the form of a Community Devel-
opment Block Grant.
Work must be done in what is described as the
"blighted area" of Bradenton Beach, from Cortez Road to
Fifth Street South.
Although no firm plans have been made for what will

The Island Poet
As you get along in years, your body seems to fade,
And you can't get through the day without some kind
of aid.
And all of your romance slows down or just fades
away,
When your dark brown hair has turned to gray.
And you can't understand half of what's going on,
'Cause it seems that your hearing has got up and
gone.
And you.must get your glasses, you can't be in haste,
Or you may be using Preparation H instead of tooth-
paste.
Bud Atteridge


be done if the city receives the $500,000 grant, it is ex-
pected that a continuation of landscaping, sidewalks,
curbs, lighting and other streetscape improvements will be
done similar to the renovations at Bridge Street and the
ongoing work along Gulf Drive and First Street North.
The CDBG application will be the fourth such request
for funding by Bradenton Beach and, if successful, will be
the third infusion of funds to the city by the state. The city
received $500,000 earlier this year, and the same money
in 1994 which was used for renovations to Bridge Street.
The city has also received hefty state dollars for im-
provements to the city pier through another funding
source, and federal funds for improvements to the rock
revetment.
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150 hatchlings
One fateful night we were with J.C. tending an
overdue nest when word came that another nest further
down the beach showed some signs of hatching. So we
took off, leaving J.C. behind.
When we got to the second nest it truly was show-
ing signs of erupting and a crowd of international tour-
ists had already gathered around to watch. The sand
kept shifting downward and a crater started to emerge.
Even our inexperienced eyes could tell something was
about to happen soon, but where is J.C.? He was still
keeping watch at the first nest. Could we possibly
handle this birth all by ourselves?
We didn't have to worry for long for someone went
and got J.C. just in time. In all we waited two hours for
the major event and it was well worth the wait.
Nothing can describe the feeling as you witness
baby turtles emerge from a sunken piece of earth and
start making their march to the sea. Children and
adults alike squealed with glee as we watched this
most miraculous occurrence unfold. It took a lot of
coaching to get them all headed in the right direction,
but eventually all were safely in the water.
The odds are against any of the babies reaching
adulthood but we all still felt a degree of pride as we
watched them swim away.
And J.C. is once again a proud papa of another 87
new babies.



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on $500,000
By J.C. Higgins
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria officials are closely monitoring the
progress of the small cities development grant. This
$500,000 grant for neighborhood revitalization has
been awarded Anna Maria, subject only to waiting out
an appeal process period.
Phil Charnock, building official, and Peggy
Nelson, city clerk, are representing the city's interests
in fulfilling all requirements to receive the funding.
"Following the 21-day appeal process, the state of
Florida will contact the engineering firm of Jordan &
Associates, who wrote the grant application and are
acting on our behalf," said Charnock.
"Betty Jordan will then contact us, and come here
to work out the detailed plan. Also, Bradenton Beach
has had two or three similar grants, and I will be in
contact with the officials there for input into the plan-
ning process."
The timetable for receipt of the funding and the
work is uncertain, but Charnock estimates the plan will
be completed during the next fiscal year beginning Oct.
1, with the project expected to be completed next year.

North vs. south:
war between the
Dumpsters
In this battle, the south wins.
After a lively discussion, Anna Maria commission-
ers were split on their opinions relative to a new
Dumpster at either the north or south end of the Anna
Maria Oyster Bar parking lot at Pine Avenue.
One contingent favored a location in the northern-
most corner of the lot. A problem with that spot is that
walkers on the new Lake LaVista walkway would have
a Dumpster to view as a scenic overlook.
A more southerly position would be in a high-traf-
fic area, but south proponents held their ground for a
site as far south as possible in a more isolated area
fronting Magnolia Avenue.
The decision? South, it is. It was pointed out that
the Dumpster will be as invisible and inoffensive as
possible. It will be five feet in height, surrounded by
a six-foot-high fence. Around the fence will be tall
plants, and water will be run to the area to facilitate
maintenance and control odor.
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Cortezian publishes book on village history


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Mary Fulford Green has published a new book and,
as one would expect, it is doing several things at once.
She has been a formidable mover and shaker in
Cortez practically since she was born into Cortez's first
family enough years ago that nobody asks how many.
She has had so many careers that even she has lost
count, and now she's trying to move beyond one so she
can start another.
Her book is Cortez Then and Now, 240 pages with
192 photographs of the historic village taken by Linda
Molto. It was financed by a $16,000 state matching
grant, the local match largely consisting in the two
women's work on it. Now on sale for $19.95, the
book's proceeds will go toward purchase of the old
school.
"With the book you can visit our village through
words and pictures," said Dr. Green.
She will take enough copies to Tallahassee on Sept.
16 so everyone with any leverage over state grants can
have his or her own.
"They couldn't come to Cortez to see the object of
our application," Dr. Green said, "so they can get a
good idea of it in the book."
The application is for a grant for half of the price
to purchase the old schoolhouse at the east side of
Cortez for development as a heritage park, community
center, visitor welcoming center and nature preserve.
Pressing for the grant are the Cortez Village His-


torical Society, Cortez Community Center and Florida
Institute for Saltwater Heritage. Dr. Green is a charter
member and official of all three.
She said the Florida Bureau of Historical Re-
sources can provide up to half of the $425,000 offered
for the school and its spacious grounds. But she wants
a total of $240,000 so the village also can move the old


waterfront store building to the property to house a
family life museum.
She is a granddaughter of the W.T. Fulfords,
Cap'n Billy and Sally, who she notes were the first
people to buy property in what became Cortez. She is
the eldest of Walton "Tink" and Edith Fulford's seven
children.
She went away to earn three degrees from
Florida's university system, in chemistry, health aid,
and her doctorate in administration. She was a medi-
cal technician, married Air Force Capt. Clyde Green,
spent 11 years at home with their children, came out
again to the laboratory, advanced degrees and to teach
15 years in Leon County and Manatee Community
College.
Along the way she has been president of the
Manatee County Mental Health Association, an advo-
cate for the mentally ill for 23 years, co-founder and
manager of the program for battered women in the
county, member of and investigator for the Human
Rights Committee. She also has been on the board of
First Call for Help.
And, of course, she's been an extraordinarily ac-
tive activist on any number of Cortez programs and
issues.
Now she is trying to find her successor as volun-
teer director of the children's programs of the Cortez
Community Center. When that is done, she will start
a new career as advocate and counselor for the 1,000
women in the county on parole from prison.


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study continues
By J.C. Higgins
Islander Correspondent
Cost of business may be going up or not in
Anna Maria.
Commissioner George McKay has been working
with a citizen committee to come up with a revised
occupational license fee schedule to meet newly re-
vised Florida law.
"The statutes call for fees to be comparable with
neighboring communities of similar geographic
boundaries, size and population," McKay said. The
group came to the conclusion that Bradenton Beach
best met the criteria as far as business category des-
ignations and proposed fees.
But McKay's first pass at the proposal was met
with less-than-favorable response last week.
"The business categories are too vague and will
result in administrative problems," Planning and Zon-
ing Board Chairman Tom Turner told McKay during
the commission meeting on the matter Tuesday.
"We must think this through for our community,"
Turner continued. "The statute does not say that we
must be exactly the same as another community."
"I disagree with some of the proposed rules,"
Mayor Chuck Shumard said, "and some types of busi-
nesses are either hard to identify or are not included
in the revised schedule."
Commissioners reached a consensus that more
work is needed on the fees, which have already been
in the works for several months.
The last adjustment of occupational fees in the
city was two years ago, representing two- to three-
percent increases.

Halloween dance finds
new sponsor
For the first time in 32 years, the Anna Maria Fire
and Rescue Volunteers will not sponsor their annual
Halloween dance.
But the dance will go on as before, thanks to the
Anna Maria Island Privateers, who have agreed to
take over the annual costumed affair.
The dance is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 18 at
St. Bernard's community room in Holmes Beach.
The event was the casualty of declining profits in
recent years, said long-time volunteer Susan Lonzo.
Another volunteer said the group decided to focus on
only one event.
The volunteer firefighters chose instead to center
their energy on the annual Haunted House, scheduled
for Oct. 24-Nov. 1. Volunteers will also continue to
send their annual appeal for contributions.
The volunteers asked all district residents to sup-
port the Anna Maria Island Privateers.

Longboat Chamber to hold
meeting on Showboat
The Restaurant Association of the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce will hold their quarterly meet-
ing on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Cedars Cafe, 645
Cedars Court, Longboat Key at 3 p.m.
The agenda includes an update on the restaurant
brochure, information on the SERVE program, and
customer service training.
On Monday, Sept. 15, the Chamber will host its
September Business After HIours on the Seafood
Shack Showboat.
The Showboat will board at 5:30 p.m. and leave
its dock promptly at 6 p.m. Complimentary hours
d'oeuvres will be served.
Call the Chamber at 387-9519 for reservations
and cost of the programs.

Women's Bible Study to
begin season with Ruth
Joy of Living Interdenominational Women's
Bible study will begin their fall season on Thursday,
Sept. 1 I, at 9:30 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
Holmes Beach.
The group will study the book of Ruth, followed
by the book of James.
Everyone is welcome. Call Dorothy Swanberg at
778-1130 for more information.


Watercolorist exhibits at Island
Branch Library
Artist Kim Attwooll ofBradenton will exhibit her
watercolors at the Island Branch Library during the
September. Attwooll began to focus on small water-
color paintings after an artistic career involving
illustration work and raising a family. Her work is
known for its vivid colors and transparency of the
watercolor medium. Her work has been displayed
and sold in galleries in the U.S. and England.
Attwooll resides in Bradenton. Islander Photo:
Edna Tiemann

Mayor to hold third
neighborhood chat
Holmcs Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner will hold
the fourth in a series of forums to express his opinions
on local government issues on Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m.
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
VanWagoner will review city events that unfolded
over the summer and respond to questions.
The mayor's guest will be Chuck Stealey, chair-
man of the code enforcement board. They will discuss
code enforcement procedures and how it affects resi-
dents.
Coffee and juice will be served.

Register now for MCC
horticultural course
A new horticultural short-course will be offered at
the Manatee Community College Open Campus on
Monday. Oct. 6 through Nov. 10. from 6:30 to 9:30
p.m. at the MCC Bradenton Campus.
The six-session course, "Learning to Landscape
the Florida Way," is co-sponsored by Manatee County
Cooperative Extension Service and will include the
basics of Florida's growing conditions and landscape
design, and the identification and use of landscape
trees, palms, shrubs and ground covers.
Call MCC Open Campus at 755-1511, ext. 4203 to
register. For course information, call Manatee County
Cooperative Extension Service at 722-4524.

Eclectic photo exhibit at
Island Branch Library
The Island Branch Library invites the public to
view a display of photography by Bradenton resident
Marjorie Anderson-Marbury.
The eclectic exhibit will be on display at the branch
through September.
Marbury developed an interest in visual images
when she was living in England and traveling in Eu-
rope. Her professional affiliations include Suncoast
Camera Club and she is also a volunteer at the
Women's Resource Center of Bradenton.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Business hours are Monday and Wednesday, 10
a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
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Help clean up the coast Sept. 20


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Cigarettes, plastic bags, fishing line they're the
chief life-threateners for wildlife along our shores.
They will be the target of the 10th annual Coastal
Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 20, as volunteers in the
hundreds take to the beaches of Anna Maria Island.
Since the Island has most of Manatee County's
beaches, it collects most of the coastal trash, said
Ingrid McClellan, who as executive director of Keep
Manatee Beautiful, heads the cleanup. Last year, 419
volunteers picked 6,112 pounds of junk off the
beaches here.
Worst offender is the cigarette butt, in this age of
filtered cigarettes. Creatures of air and sea mistake dis-
carded filters for food, and they are lethal. They also
last forever, for practical purposes, not breaking down
into harmless components for hundreds of years.
Plastic bags float, and dolphins and sea turtles
think they are jellyfish and therefore lunch. Ingested,
a plastic bag blocks the digestive system or fills it up
so the sea creature thinks it is full and starves.
Monofilament fishing line is the principal de-


stroyer of sea birds, and there's a lot of it: 50 million
anglers go on 450 million fishing outings a year, and
if the average fisher snags or cuts loose only one yard
of line per trip it leaves enough line in the water to
wrap around the world six times. Those are figures
from the Sports Fishing Institute.
Waders such as the blue heron get tangled in
loose line which tightens as they struggle and finally
pulls them down to drown or starve. Egrets are more
tender, so line can cut their legs off as they i ut]g glc
Plastic takes centuries to disintegrate:
Monofilament line 600 years, plastic bottle 450, six-
pack ring 400.
By contrast, a paper towel degrades in two weeks,
newspaper six weeks. Styrofoam cup 50 years, alumi-
num can 200 years.
Volunteers for the cleanup should phone Ms.
McClellan at 795-8272 to sign up for a designated
area. The cleanup lasts from 9 a.m. until noon.
Islanders may check in at 9 a.m. in these loca-
tions: Anna Maria City, city hall: Holmes Beach at
Palma Sola Causeway: and Bradenton Beach at the
Beach House restaurant parking lot.


Who are these boys, asks Historical Society
Posing on the baseballfield of the Anna Maria Youth Center, now Anna Maria Island Community Center,
these young baseball players were part of the Island Little League in the 1960s. If you can identify, any of the
players, please contact the Island Historical Museum at 778-0492. Islander Photo: Courtesy of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society


Wills to be discussed at
Island Chamber seminar
John Pettigrew, attorney at law, will conduct a free
seminar concerning wills and living trusts for the public
and members of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 9 to 10 a.m. at
the Marina Bay Restaurant, 5325 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Pettigrew's Island office is located at 503 Manatee
Ave., Holmes Beach.
The event is sponsored by the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce. Call the Chamber at 778-1541
for more information.



Talk to be given on
Chinese formulas, teas
Thursday in Holmes Beach
A free talk on traditional Chinese herbal formulas
and teas will be held at Here's To Your Health in
Holmes Beach on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m.
The talk will be conducted by Cynthia Pluta, R.N.,
and is sponsored by HerbaSway Laboratories.
Pluta will discuss balancing good health, reducing
blood toxicants and ways to promote greater energy.
After the talk, she will be available to 2 p.m. for per-
sonal discussions and questions.
For more information, call Here's To Your Health
at 778-4322.


Curator to speak of
Madame Joe Monday
Kristen Koehn, curator of the South Florida Mu-
seum, will speak to the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society on Monday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall.
The public is invited to attend.
Koehn has been the museum's curator since May.
She came from the University of Iowa where she was
working toward a Ph.D. degree in Roman ceramics.
She will discuss the extraordinary life of Madame
Joe Atzeroth, one of the first settlers in Manatee County.
Atzeroth and her husband came from Bavaria and settled
in the Palmetto area in the 1840s. They were farmers and
have the distinction of being the first to produce coffee
in the United States and received a $10 gold piece for this
achievement. Later the Atzeroths moved to Fogartyville
where they operated restaurants in Manatee County.

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Happy person, happy clown Happy J!


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
What Happy J has now is memories memories
of joy she created in others, memories of the 87 chil-
dren she reared, memories of Anna Maria Island.
And she has hope, hope that she may return to live
out her life on the Island she so loves.
Now in her 90th year, Jeanette J. Yoffe lives in a
small retirement home, Apple a Day, in Bradenton. She
lived in Bradenton Beach until a stroke took away her
mobility and independence two years ago, and she sold
her Island house and went to the mainland.
She's bright and very alive and as brisk as a life-
long nurse ought to be. Though dates and times may be
a bit vague, the memories of happiness are still vivid.
She was a clown. Literally. Happy J was her pro-
fessional name, and she ran her own clown company
for several years. Then she moved on to the role Island-
ers remember her for, a Shrine "fun and frolic" clown
and as Santa Claus around the Island.
She came here in the 1960s with her second hus-
band, Jacob Yoffe, a retired mathematics and language
teacher born in Moscow. She helped him rear his four
children by another marriage.
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Happy J with a happy face.


three children, a task she loved as much as she's always
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That first marriage was centered in Michigan, and
when it ended she really got into kids. She owned a
large house on acreage that gave youngsters room to
roam. She also had a nursing license, which she put to
use as surrogate mother to a lively series of orphans.
She took them in from little to big, ages six months
to 13 years. When she got them through the 8th grade,
they went on to other facilities which moved them fur-
ther along in education and in life.
It was a good program and a good time of her life,
she said, because she loved the children. And that was
what made the difference "It doesn't take much to
make children happy, just love them and pay attention.
They're real antics, really funny.
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through various stages of childhood.
Then she took on a job nursing a patient named
Yoffe and came to Anna Maria the first time. After his
death she went back into private nursing, this time for
a patient named Roberto Geronimo, "Jerome the
Laughing Clown," whom she married.
He had a clown group and she became Happy J the
girl clown. When he died she kept the group going. He
left full instructions and a three-year program, and she
just carried out that schedule with the Shrine.
After trips to Europe and a six-month stint work-
ing with orphans in Haiti, she was back on Anna Maria
Island.
This energetic, restless woman never even thought
of retiring. She stayed active in civic affairs, especially
the Anna Maria Community Center and Tingley Li-
brary.
And she clowned. Traveled all over Florida and
even other states with the Shriners on their appearances
of good will for good works. She hesitates even to try
to calculate the miles she has marched in parades in
full, warm clown regalia. "But it was a lot, really a lot."
At home in winter, she was Happy J and some-
times Santa Claus to local youngsters at churches,
schools and private parties. And she loved that, too -
"Making people happy, that's what I live for."
Now she reads a lot and has a full social life and
is reasonably content with the way things are. There's
only one drawback: It's not on Anna Maria.
"I want to come back to the Island, if I can find the
right place. I love Anna Maria, it's a wonderful place
to live.
"And I've got some years left. I'm going to try,
anyway."


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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Aug. 21, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Palma Sola Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Aug. 22, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having a sound-producing de-
vice or charged fire extinguisher on board.
Aug. 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disoriented 23-foot power
boat at Longboat Pass. A Coast Guard boat responded
and escorted the boat home.
Aug. 23, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The operator received a
written warning for not having proper correct naviga-
tional lights.
Aug. 24, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a person in the water in the
Manatee River. A Coast Guard boat and Bradenton
Fire Department units responded, and the fire depart-
ment crew rescued the person.
Aug. 24, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Lemon Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having a throwable flotation device


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Mildred S. Liddell
Mildred S. Liddell, 81, of Holmes Beach, died
Sept. 5 in Hospice House of Bradenton.
Born in Red Bank, N.J., Mrs. Liddell came to
Manatee County from Chicago in 1981. She was a
homemaker. She was a member of St. Bernard
Catholic Church in Holmes Beach. She was a mem-
ber of Phi Beta Kappa from University of North
Carolina and the Key Royale Golf Club.
She is survived by her husband, Jack; a daugh-
ter, Nancy Liddell-Thuma of La Grange, Ill.: a son.
John of Fort Collins, Colo.; and one grandson.
A memorial service was held at St. Bernard
Catholic Church with the Revs. Donald Baier and
James Meena officiating. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
6055 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.

Eleanor B. Walker
Eleanor B. Walker, 88, of Holmes Beach died
Sept. 6.
Mrs. Walker moved to the area in 1967 from In-
dianapolis, Ind. She retired as executive director for


Girls Clubs of America. She was a member of the
Bradenton Country Club, Key Royale Club, Deer Isle
Maine Yacht Club, former member of the Manatee
County Library Board and former president of Friends
of the Island Branch Library, Holmes Beach. Mrs.
Walker was a member of the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation in Holmes Beach.
She is survived by a daughter, Ann Clark
Simmons of Cincinnati, Ohio; a step-daughter,
Mollie Walker Cox of Birmingham, Ala.; a son,
John Clark of Guilford, Conn; a step-son, Cullom
Walker Jr. of Birmingham, Ala.; a brother, Phelps
Brown of Deer Isle, Maine, and New Smyrna, Fla.;
nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Wednes-
day, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of
the Annunciation. Memorial donations may be
made to the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
Memorial Garden Maintenance Fund, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, Fla. 34217, and Friends of
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, Fla. 34217.
Griffith Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel,
was in charge of the arrangements.


on board and not having a sound-producing device. Aug. 24, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Aug. 24, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez Cortez received a report of a 14-foot power boat over-
received a report of a missing swimmer off Bradenton due from Terra Ceia Bay. A Coast Guard boat re-
Beach. A Coast Guard boat responded, but the swimmer sponded, but the report was determined to have been
was located on the beach before the boat arrived, a false alarm.



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Crank it up
Island soccer season gets under way this week.
Way under way. First the youth league has its sixth
annual all-day Jamboree on Saturday, Sept. 13, with
a dinner the night before, Friday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The dinner is a soccer "Shellabration!" with food
provided by the Holmes Beach Shells restaurant.
Parents are asked to bring a dessert but those who
read this will know to save room for the huge carrot
cake donated by The Islander Bystander.


Dinner is $5 for adults and $4 for kids under 16
with all money going to the Center.
Look for the annual "Scott Dell prize raffle"
throughout the dining event and a hand-out of new uni-
forms to the soccer players.
Hey! It's lots of fun whether or not you're into
soccer. You can visit with your neighbors and even get
Shells take-out!
The nonstop games start at 10 a.m. Saturday morn-
ing on two fields at the Center and go until 4:20 in the
afternoon. Expect a visit from "Lobsterman" at the
field around 11 a.m. to hand-out a Shells trademark -
peanuts.
The Islander Bystander is proud to sponsor a Di-
vision 1 team this year, for boys and girls age 11 to 13.
Other sponsors include LaPensee Plumbing, Is-
land Pest Control, Dowling (Doug Dowling Real
Estate) Park, Island Real Estate, Handy Trac System,
Air & Energy, West Coast Refrigeration, Island


Animal Clinic, Mr. Bones, Longboat Observer,
Jessie's Island Store, Ben Webb Landscape, BM
Heating and Cooling, Galati Marine, Beach Bistro,
Holmes Beach Mini Storage, Ben Braxton C.P.A.,
Bridge Street Pier and Cafe and Harry's Continen-
tal Kitchens.
And for the big guys, the Island Football Club,
adult league division champions last year, sponsors
Fran Maxon Real Estate and Tip of the Island Res-
taurant and Pub return from last year with a new
sponsor: The Islander Bystander.
We really like soccer at the newspaper.
And we look forward to a great season for the kids
and a winning season for IFC, who moves up a division
- read moves into a tougher division this year.
They play their first game of the season on Sunday,
Sept. 14, in St. Petersburg.
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Good cause
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Island Football Club golf tournament, a benefit for
Ian Fairweather, injured during match play last
year. Alan Szakacs and Roger Mousseau manned the
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Anna Maria

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SSchool menu .:"'
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Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
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All meals served with milk. Kyle Reynolds, a fourth-grade student at Anna Maria Elementary, purchases a hot breakfast of French toast
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 28, trespass warning, 200 block of Iris. The
complainant reported the subject refused to leave the
residence when requested to do so. The officer issued
a trespass warning.
Aug. 31, theft of gasoline, 414 Pine Avenue,
Gary's Corner Market.
Sept. 1, trespass warning, 100 South Bay Boule-
vard, Anna Maria City Pier. Two subjects were issued
trespass warnings after jumping off the roof of the res-
taurant into the Bay.
Sept. 3, lost property a cellular phone, 100
block of Palmetto.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 28, theft of a bicycle, 200 block of Second
Street North.
Aug. 29, possession of paraphernalia with drug,
obstruction by a disguised person, DWLS, 200 Gulf
Drive N., Beach House. The officer said he was inter-
viewing Jason Fitzgerald Gerrish, 22, of Bradenton, in
reference to a fight and Gerrish gave a false name.
Upon further investigation, the officer found Gerrish's
identification. A further check revealed Gerrish had
four warrants from the Manatee County Sheriffs Of-
fice and a suspended driver's license. He was placed in
custody and a search revealed a small bag of cocaine.
Aug. 30, warrant, Coquina Beach. The officer on
patrol observed a vehicle parked after hours. A check
revealed the driver has a warrant for DWLS. He was
located on the beach and placed in custody.
Aug. 30, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The complainant reported two subjects removed two
12-packs of beer valued at $16.59 and fled.
Sept. 3, lost property a cellular phone valued
at $200, Coquina Beach.
Sept. 3, aggravated assault, 100 block of Bridge
Street. Two complainants reported they were standing
behind a store when the subject ordered them off the
property. They advised the subject that they were not
on his property. They said the subject then approached
them with a hunting knife in a case and pointed it at one


of them. The other, who was a Bradenton police of-
ficer, stepped between the pair and identified himself.
The subject then went back into his residence. The of-
ficer located the subject and placed him in custody.
Sept. 4, possession of marijuana, DWLS, Co-
quina Bayside. The officer on patrol observed James V.
Migliore, 40, of Bradenton Beach, pull into the boat
ramp area, kneel beside his vehicle, put a marijuana
cigarette to his mouth and attempt to light it. The of-
ficer ordered him to stop and placed him in custody. A
check revealed his driver's license was suspended.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 29, found property a pair of eyeglasses
in a case, 500 block of Manatee Avenue.
Aug. 29, theft, 3902 Gulf Drive, West Coast Surf
Shop. The complainant reported three subjects entered the
store and created a diversion while they attempted to steal
items. One subject attempted to trade her shoes for a new
pair but was caught by a clerk. All of the items except a
T-shirt valued at $16 were recovered in the store. The
subjects left in a vehicle with the license plate covered.
Aug. 29, suspicious, 3248 East Bay Drive,
Walgreens. The complainant reported the subject set
off the alarm when he left the store. He was not found.
Aug. 30, traffic warrant, 3000 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer on patrol stopped a vehicle with an
expired tag and found the driver's license was sus-
pended. He was issued a citation. A check on the pas-
senger revealed he had warrants from the Tampa Po-
lice Department for worthless checks and leaving the
scene of an accident. He was placed in custody.
Aug. 30, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The officer
was conducting a bar check and noticed a strong smell of
marijuana. He walked to the rear of the parking lot and
observed Kathleen O'Boyle, 36, of Bradenton, holding a
pair of pliers containing a marijuana cigarette. A male
subject was with her. She told the officer it was all she had
and said he could search her person and purse. The officer
searched both subjects and found nothing. He then ob-
served a small pipe containing residue in a pocket of her
purse, removed it and found a bag of marijuana. She was
placed in custody.
Aug. 30. theft of a bicycle valued at $200, 500
block of 75th Street.


Aug. 31, burglary to an automobile, 46th Street
beach access. The victim reported a person unknown re-
moved a briefcase containing a cellular phone, a wallet,
$350 in cash, a credit card and a driver's license. The vic-
tim reported that when he contacted the credit card com-
pany, he learned his card had already been used four times.
Sept. 1, marine, 68th Street and Marina Drive. The
sheriffs office reported a boat sunk in the canal and the
officer located the boat, which was leaking fuel and oil.
The Coast Guard responded to clean up the spill. The
sheriffs office was attempting to locate the owner.
Sept. 1, suspicious, 500 block of 65th Street. The
officer located the subject, who appeared very intoxi-
cated, sitting in a boat in the canal. The ignition key
was broken off in the switch, making the boat inoper-
able. The officer reported it took him 45 minutes to
persuade the subject to leave the boat for her safety. He
transported her to her residence.
Sept. 2, burglary, 5906 Marina Drive, Take No
More. The victim reported a person unknown at-
tempted to gain entry to the office. The officer ob-
served pry marks on the door and evidence of an at-
tempted entry on a window.
Sept. 2, theft of a license plate, 400 block of 71st
Street.
Sept. 3, suspicious, 100 block of Sixth Street. The
complainant reported he heard a noise at the rear of his
home and observed the subject attempting to climb the
rear fence into his yard. He yelled at the subject and
began getting dressed in order to pursue him. The sub-
ject jumped into a vehicle and fled with another sub-
ject driving. The complainant gave chase on foot but
lost sight of the vehicle as it left the Island.
Sept. 3, 3248 East Bay Drive, Walgreens. The
complainant reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill.
Sept. 4, vandalism, 300 block of 72nd Street. The
victim reported he had been having problems with his
neighbor for several months and the neighbor had verbally
threatened him. He said he heard a loud crashing sound
and observed his neighbor smashing numerous bonsai
trees and pots in his yard. He also observed his motorcycle
was thrown into the roadway.
The officer attempted to contact the neighbor but
he refused to answer the door. The victim signed an
affidavit and a capias request was completed for bur-
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Island Sports

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


IFC golf tourney
The inaugural Island Football Club golf tourna-
ment was played Saturday at River Run Golf Club on
a cool, beautiful "perfect for golf" day.
The tournament was put together to help friend
and teammate Ian Fairweather whose leg was broken
last February during a match and is faced with thou-
sands of dollars of medical debt.
Forty-eight golfers participated in the tournament




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The award ceremony and raffle were held at the
Tip of the Island restaurant. Tip owners/team co-spon-
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First place was won with a score of nine under par
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 18
the sportsmanship award had there been one.
Questioned "foot wedgies" settled a tie bout for
first place with the prize position settled by the volume
and voracity of the protest. Most everyone agreed -
but you had to be there. First place winners each re-
ceived Ocean Wave sunglasses.
The coveted "Charmin Award" for last place, or
most honest golfers depending on your point of view,
went to the team of Jackie Cate, Donna Zepkin, Julie
Franke and Dan Lease with a score of seven over par.
Long drive and closest to the pin were won by last-
minute entry Chris Kiernan who knocked his tee shot
on the eighth hole, a 180-yard par three to within 10
inches of the cup to win a 1986 Ford Thunderbird do-
nated by IFC goalkeeper Lance Bieker.
As if that wasn't enough, Kiernan then outhit 47
other golfers for long driver on the day with a drive of
more than 300 yards. For this effort he won a dining
certificate from the Sandbar and a cooler courtesy of
Home True Value Home Hardware.
All in all, it was a great day of fun for all partici-
pants and the bottom line is that we helped out a friend.
Thanks go to all the merchants including Island
Discount Tackle, Shells, Rotten Ralph's, Tony's Place.
Beach Bistro, Sign of the Mermaid and The Islander
Bystander for generous prize contributions.
Thanks also go to Alan Szakacs and Roger
Mousseau for diligence manning the beer cart, Patty
Wheeler for her photography and Chrissy Brueggen for
helping with raffle ticket sales at the 17th hole. Special
thanks goes to my wife Jennifer for all of her support
throughout the planning of this event and assisting with
registration and raffle ticket sales.
The Island Football Club's first game of the 1997-
98 season is next week at St. Petersburg's Puryear Park
against Deportivo Lima at 11 a.m. If anyone wants to,
go to the game, we'll meet at Albertson's on Manatee
Avenue at 8:30 a.m. for a caravan to St. Pete field.


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 10, 1997 E PAGE 19 [

Center soccer starts with banquet

Friday, jamboree Saturday


The 1997 soccer season on Anna Maria Island will
kick off Friday night with a dinner and Saturday with
a jamboree.
The Friday dinner, a "Shellabration" catered by
Shell's Restaurant of Holmes Beach, begins at 6:30
p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Shells has donated the
entire dinner and all proceeds with benefit the Center's
soccer program.

Big Field


10 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Noon
12:30 p.m.
1 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
3 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.


Air & Energy vs. West Coast Refrig.
Air & Energy vs. Ben Webb Landscape
Island Animal Clinic vs. West Coast Refrig.
Jessie's vs. Ben Webb Landscape
Island Animal Clinic vs. Mr. Bones
Longboat Observer vs. Jessie's
Mr. Bones vs. Longboat Observer
LaPensee vs. Island Pest Control
LaPensee vs. Dowling Park
Island Pest Control vs. Island Real Estate
Dowling Park vs. Islander Bystander
Handy Trac vs. Island Real Estate
Handy Trac vs. Islander Bystander


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of 16. Dinner will include shrimp pasta, fish, chicken,
clam chowder, coleslaw, potatoes and drinks. Parents
are asked to bring a dessert, and prizes will be raffled.
Take-out is available as well, and all are invited.
Players may receive their uniforms at the banquet.
On Saturday, the games begin with the 20 teams
in three divisions facing off on both the big and
small fields. Schedule of games is as follows.

Small Field


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10:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Noon
12:30 p.m.
1 p.m.


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Snook good, so go catch 'em in weekend tourney


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Mote's snook are clean. That's the official word
from three testing labs that looked at the snook Mote
Marine Laboratory released locally a few months ago.
So ends another case of official hysteria.
As you'll probably recall, late last spring Mote
Marine Laboratory released thousands of fingerling
snook in local waters only to have an east coast news-
paper claim the fish could cause all kinds of havoc,
including giving folks leprosy!
You see, a Florida Department of Environmental
Protection official had tested some of the fish and said
they were possibly infected with something call myco-
bacteria. Now sample fish independently tested at Mis-
sissippi State University College of Veterinary Medi-
cine, the National Veterinary Service Laboratory in
Iowa and the state's own lab in Jacksonville, all say
that's not true.
The fish are not diseased, according to the three
outside laboratories.
Since those snook released by Mote should be
ready to catch and eat in another year or two, I just
thought you'd like to know the follow-up on the
story. Mote also reports that its snook program is
underway again, and looks forward to a long and
happy future for it.

Genes must work
Kelly Moore, 15-year-old daughter of local guide
Scott Moore, is one of two local finalists in the Coastal
Conservation Association's STAR fishing tournament.
The younger Moore qualified for the final fish-off in
the trout division and, if she wins, she'll receive a four-
year tuition scholarship to a state university.
Kelly caught a 24-inch trout to qualify for the fish-
off. Here's hoping her dad gives her some good advice
for the tourney.
Likewise, Luther Sasser of Anna Maria caught a
37-inch redfish off the Rod and Reel Pier to become the
Island's second finalist. Like Kelly, he'll spend one
more day, 24 hours non-stop fishing, under the watch-
ful eye of a CCA member in hopes of winning a schol-
arship.
Two other youngsters, both from Tampa but fish-


ing off the Rod and Reel Pier while visiting their grand-
mother on the Island, also qualified in the redfish di-
vision. They are I1-year-old Christina Gaskins, who
caught a 38-inch red, and her 15-year-old brother
Bobby, who landed a 36 1/2-inch red.
Because they deserve it, you should know that
Outback Steakhouse sponsors the redfish competition
in the STAR tournament here on the west coast of
Florida and the CCA sponsors and pays for the schol-
arship in the trout division. Although no local young-
sters are entered in the snook division, South Seas Plan-
tation on Sanibel sponsors and pays for the scholarship
in that competition.

Meduse follow-up
You'll recall that a couple of weeks ago the 199-
foot yacht Meduse was anchored off Anna Maria Island
and we all wondered what its owner was doing vaca-
tioning in Bradenton Beach and if its owner was
indeed Bill Gates of Microsoft.
Vince Petrine of Venice has written saying that
he found a reference to the Meduse in the August
1997 issue of Power & Motor Yacht magazine. In
an article covering the world's 100 largest yachts.
Meduse was described as placing 37th on the list,
being on the first leg of a trip around the world and
owned by someone "whose business interests range
from computer technology to the entertainment in-
dustry to basketball, is one of America's and in-
deed the world's richest people, worth about $7.5
billion."
Petrine said he believes the yacht is owned by
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (not Bill Gates), who
also owned "a large piece of the techie St. Pete com-
pany, Precision Systems."
Thanks for sharing your news and views. Vince.

It works
The national Center for Marine Conservation re-
ports just how successful Coastal Cleanup has become,
proving that a lot of people, each doing a bit, can ac-
complish a lot. Last year 151.502 volunteers cleaned up
5,930 miles of United States shoreline, picking up 3.76
million pieces of debris in the process.
That's impressive, but consider this: the number of

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The number of volunteers is up every year, the
miles of shoreline cleaned is up and the amount of de-
bris is coming down. Thanks to every one of you will-
ing to join us Sept. 20 to continue the trend.

Safer beaches
At a time when Manatee County is still trying to
figure out whether to test the water at its beaches, you
should know that Sarasota County has decided to up-
grade its program.
According to the most recent ManaSota-88
newsletter and Sarasota County Health Department
Environmental Administrator Bob Forbes, the de-
partment there wants to begin posting results and
explanations of the results of beach water testing at
the bathing pavilions and other appropriate locations
at each public beach.
I believe they should be commended for that.
Forbes says his department is talking with the
Sarasota County's Parks and Recreation group, which
runs the beach facilities, about the posting and talks are
going well. "We just feel this information should get
out a little more, although we've been doing the actual
testing for years." Forbes commented.
Meanwhile, Manatee County remains the sole
holdout on beach water testing in this part of Florida.
The attitude here is that there's no need for testing
beach water since the county has a central sewer sys-
tem, but that line of thinking ignores stormwater drains,
runoff and the like.
All other counties in the area, excepting Manatee,
test their beach water, but so far as I know, only
Sarasota is planning to publicly post the results.

Flats frenzy
The Mar Vista Flats Frenzy fishing tourney, with
an estimated $3,600 in cash prizes, takes place next
Saturday, Sept. 13, out of the Mar Vista Dockside
Restaurant and Pub on north Longboat Key. Orga-
nized by the Saltwater Flats Fishing Association of
Sarasota, the one-day no-kill event has a $120 per
boat entry fee.
For more information call Bob Nies at (941) 379-
4446.
See you next week.

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Linesiders lining up for Island anglers


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Snook season is upon us, and there are good reports
of big snook in the passes off the Island. Very big pom-
pano are still being caught off the beaches. Offshore, look
for snapper and grouper near the artificial reefs, and
deepwater fishers are still finding lots of big amberjack.
Rod and Reel Pier fishers have been catching
snook, mackerel, flounder and quite a few redfish.
Angela at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching mackerel and, since snook season
opened, lots of linesiders.
The folks at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trips averaged 150 head of Key West grunts
and sand perch. The six-hour trips averaged 225 head
of gray snapper, black sea bass and a few small grou-
per. The nine-hour trips averaged 35 head of red and
black-grouper plus lane and mangrove snapper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II is finding Spanish mackerel thick in the
nearshore Gulf of Mexico. Bay fishing is providing a
mixed bag of trout, redfish and mangrove snapper. The
most notable action is on pompano, with some fish
stretching to 22 inches. Snook are still few and far be-
tween on the flats, but there are still big snook in the
passes. Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's
doing good with grouper and Spanish mackerel, with
a few snapper thrown in for good measure.
Capt. Jason Hensell on the Neva-Miss said he's
catching mangrove snapper on cut thread herring in 45
to 85 feet of water in the Gulf. The same bait is work-
ing on gag grouper, too, in about the same areas. He
switched to silver Clark spoons for Spanish mackerel,
trolling in 30 to 60 feet of water for the best success.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing good with keeper snook and snapper.
Offshore angling is kind of slow, though, he said.


Too big to keep
Korv Harden, 14, caught this 38-inch. 38-pound redfish at the Rod and Reel Pier in Anna Maria using a
casting plug. The red was over the slot limit and, after being measured and photographed, was released.


Capt. Rick Gross said snook fishing is very good for
this time of year, with limit catches on almost every trip.
On my boat Magic we only had one trip last week, but
caught 10 reds up to 30 inches and two keeper snook.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said backwater fish-
ers are finding reds and snook the best bets right now.
Offshore anglers should look for fair to excellent snapper
fishing, and there are lots of amberjack farther out.


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Spanish macks in Tampa Bay.
At the Skyway Fishing Pier, mackerel are one of
the best bets on incoming tides, especially in the morn-
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and shark are biting 'most any time now.
Good luck and good fishing.


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Sept 11 7'00 2.3 - 10:35 1.6 2:45 0.5
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Sept 13 9:33 24 2:56 1.4 11:43 1.8 4:40 0.3
Sept 14 10:38 2.5 3:56 1.2 5:22 0.3
Sept 15 12:06 1.8 4:52 1.0 11:33a' 2.5 6:02 0.4
FM Sept 16 12:30 1.9 5:42 0.8 12:29 2.5 6:34 0.6
Sept 17 12:52 2.0 6:30 0.5 1:21 2.4 7:03 0.8
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each side, Holmes Beach duplex. Newly-painted exte-
rior. $133,900. Call Pat Thompson 778-6439 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS 1. I-1


RARE GULFVIEW DUPLEX
Anna Maria City duplex is one of very few and 150' to
the best Gulf beach! Panoramic view from upstairs
2BR/2BA apartment. First floor is 3BR/2BA and both
are turnkey units. Use as duplex or convert to single
family. Good income property. $419,500.

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YOU PAINT AND
WE'LL PLANT! Owner
says sell his nearly-
finished Island dream
home. Call Sandy
Greiner/Barb Turner for
details.
YES DIRECT WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA on the
Intracoastal! Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.

CONDO SHOPPING?
Call an expert: Yvonne Higgins.
My experience, research, 100s of
photos can make it easy for you.
758-7777
PERFECTION AND BEAUTY throughout. Totally re-
modeled 2BR/2BA condo. Short walk to beach. Lovely
setting, covered parking, much more. $119,900.
Yvonne Higgins.
BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 3BR/3.5BA Bayfront
home. Spacious split-plan includes two master suites
that open to pool. Dock and boat lift. $619,000. Call
Don Schroder.
MAGNIFICENT LAKEVIEW! Large 2BR/2BA split-
plan home. Spacious kitchen, dining room, fireplace.
Furnishings negotiable. $99,900. Call Karen Schroder.
SOpposite the Holmes Beach Library !
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HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294











AFFORDABLE LIVING IN ANNA MARIA
From the master suite of this bright and flawless
2BR/2BA split-level bayview home in Anna Maria!
Amenities include beautiful seafoam wall-to-wall car-
peting plus top-of-the-line Congoleum flooring, five
quality ceiling fans, newer Amana refrigerator, newer
Trane A/C system with heat pump! An enchanting,
beautifully landscaped Island hideaway for only
$179,900!

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EGMONT, AND MORE! Spacious 3BR/2BA home
offers bright open-floor plan, beber carpet, multiple wood
decks, storage for boat, RV, and more! Shows like a
model! Offered at $344,900. Cal Rebecca 778-6066.
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BRAND NEW ROOF WITH WARRANTY! Im-
maculate, well-maintained home has nice yard with
tropical foliage and sprinkler system, lanai, new water
heater, ana huge utility room off garage. Use of boat
slip and nice dock. Call Rebecca 778-6066.

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STEPS TO THE BEACH! Great 2BR/2BA town-
house has upgraded kitchen and baths and has been
recently re-carpeted. New roof in 1993, ample stor-
age, two-car garage. Excellent rental history. Call
Rebecca 778-6066.
For all your REAL ESTATE needs
PLEASE CALL REBECCA SAMLER
Serving the Island and Mainland
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BILL ALEXANDER
Broker General Manager
Invites you to contact our rental
and sales professionals for any
of your real estate needs.

WAGNED REALTY 1:
778-2246
.Offices Located in:
SAnna Maria Island Palmetto
Longboat Key Bradenton


BEACH BARGAIN
Newly listed 2BR/1BA concrete-block resi-
dence on 50x100 lot with short walk to bay
or beach. Needs TLC. Offered at $99,500.
Call David Moynihan eves. at 778-7976.


BAYi-HUNT DUPLEX
with fabulous views, spacious floor plans and
a short walk to the beach. Turnkey furnished.
2,736 sq. ft. total living area. Large deep-wa-
ter dock. Offered at $369,000. Call David
Moynihan 778-2246 or eves. 778-7976.







DIRECT BAYFRONT
2BR cottage on a 50x130 lot with fantastic
views and boat dock. Zoned R-3. Needs
TLC. $169,900. Call David Moynihan 778-
2246 or eves. 778-7976.


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53 401GlDrv


Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR2/CRS
778-7246


Karin Stephan
REALTOR
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766
Home:
941-388-1267
Fax: 941- 778-3035


SAN HtMU SUHRES J3BH/2BA
home on deep-water canal. Also in-
cludes boat dock, davits and an in-
ground pool with solar heat.
#CH24264. $195,000.
MARTINIQUE CONDO with South-
ern Gulffront view and heated pool.
Tennis, white-sandy walking beach
and close to stores. 2BR/2BA turn-
key-furnished. $139,900. #CH19316.
CANALFRONT Tender loving care
reflects throughout this 2BR/2BA
home with flowing-floor plan, formal
dining room, eat-in kitchen, lanai.
$199,900. #CH23404.


INTERNET-KBSTEPHAN@AOL.COM -
All my listings can be seen on the world wide
web. http://www.pruflorida.com


TIP OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Totally renovated 2BR/2BA European-Mediterranean style
home. Just steps to the beach! Unique ceilings in the
kitchen and dining area and a state-of-the-art master bath
including spa, hydromassage tub, and shower. All electri-
cal wiring and plumbing has been updated. Also includes
a small office space. #KS24305.


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT/RENTALS 778-2055
LEASE OR LEASE PURCHASE
2BR/2BA West Bradenton home $800-900mth
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/SEASONAL
2BR/2BA Condo / beautiful bay view $850wk
2BR2BA Gulf view condo w/pool $750wk
2BR2BA Gulf view luxury condo w/pool $900wk
2BR/2.5BA Townhouse w/pool $600wk
2BR/2BA Condo $800mth for summer
3BR/2BA Executive pool home $2500mth
3BR/2BA Home steps to the beach $900wk
2BR/1.5BA Duplex $650wk
2BR/1BA Bradenton Beach apt. w/Jacuzzi $500wk


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ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS 4BR/2BA double-wide
mobile home with 6.69 acres. Open-plan home with cathedral
ceilings and walk-in closets. Great place for farm animals. Only
one year old. $125,000. #21381. Call Horace or June Gilley
anytime, 792-0758.
"COME SEE MY VIEWS" Fabulous views of Bimini Bay, dol-
phins playing, birds swooping, setting sun, and a newer 55 ft.
dock all await you from this wonderful, contemporary home.
Amenities include spacious 5-6BR/4BA, large indoor pool with
entertainment area. Trades welcome! $595,000. Call Karin
Stephan eves., 388-1267. #21248.
GREAT WEST PALMETTO LOCATION 3BR/2BA home with
privacy fence in the backyard. Good family neighborhood.
Close to schools. Includes refrigerator, stove, window treat-
ments and dishwasher. Two-car garage with inside utility room.
$79,900. #21202. Call June Gilley anytime, 792-0758.


PALMA SOLA PERFECTION
Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA split-plan home was former
builder's model. Spacious great room features cathedral
ceiling, wood-burning fireplace and wet bar. Deep-fenced lot
with plenty of room for a pool. Seller will entertain offers
between $130,000-$160,000. #RE24219. Call Richard
Estock anytime, 794-6303.


PLAYTIME FUN IN THE SUN


Enjoy all in this spacious 2BR/2BA home with family/play
room large enough for your pool table and pinball machine.
B FRONT Swim laps in your solar-heated caged pool, lower your boat
Call for directions and additional information. Magnificent, from your davits into the deep-water canal and cruise the
unobstructed view of Longboat Key and Sarasota. Boating Intracoastal Waterway with no bridges to the Bay. Get your
water. Home constructed above code with low flood insur-y street-lighted community just steps
ac.Wloven twh morning walk early in the street-lighted community just steps
ance. Well over 2,000 sqt., 3BR/2.5BA with 40x40 pool to the Causeway sidewalk and Palma Soa Bay. $209,500.
and patio area. Karen and Bob Lohse, 778-0766 ext. 204 JLG2477. Call June Giey, 792-0758
or 794-5588 (res). #KL22366.
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NEWLY LISTED
Quality built 3BR/2BA residence in city of
Anna Maria with great-room design, vaulted
ceilings, skylight and walking distance to
beach. Offered at $229,500. Call David
Moynihan 778-2246 or eves. 778-7976.


A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
PRICE REDUCED BY $10,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car,
3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including caged
pool. Next to but not on a canal. Owner
anxious. $265,000. Now $255,000.


? ^ ~Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


OPEN HOUSE
510 59TH STREET
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2-4PM
CANALFRONT- Custom built 3BR/2BA, eat-in kitchen, family
room, two-car garage, seawall, fireplace, wheel- chair acces-
sible. $229,900.
RESIDENTIAL
PALMA SOLA- 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace, large lot, excellent
condition. $139,000.
SUN PLAZA WEST CONDO 2BR/2BA, heated pool, elevator,
secured lobby, tennis, furnished. $175,000 firm.
COMMERCIAL
C-2 VACANT LOT 100x90 steps to beach. $150,000.
ADJACENT DUPLEX 2BR/2BA plus 2BR/1BA with garage.
$210,000. Combine for property with two accesses. FAST
FOOD, RETAIL.
ISLAND BEAUTY SHOP Established 25 years, eight stations.
Turnkey, excellent lease. $57,500.
GULFFRONT 22 Unit motel. Excellent history. Pool, 1.25 Acres
$1,995,000.
5351 GULF DRIVE 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807
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WILL ASSIGN PHONE #778-5555! Great for busi-
ness or personal use phone or fax! Call for details.
778-1144, leave message please.
TANDY 1000 PCHX color monitor, mouse, printer.
Great for beginners, students. $300 OBO. Some
software included. 778-7045, leave message.
SURFBOARD 5-ft. excellent condition. $75. Brent
pottery wheel, excellent condition, almost new. $500.
778-1620, leave message.
SUPER BLACKHAWK 44 magnum caliber $250.
Iver Johnson Target 22 caliber $75. Wheel barrow
$25. Phone 778-9188.
. 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.
BIG SAVINGS FURNITURE Factory-direct quality
bedding-twin $99 set, full $149 set, queen $189 set,
king $279 set. 100's in stock for immediate delivery.
Also top-of-the-line Chyrorest, Orthopedic,
Gentlerest, at up to 50% of MSR. Super buy queen
pillow-top $399 set. 15-year warranty. 100's of head-
boards, daybeds. Futon and mattress $189. Sleeper
sofa from $299. Dinettes from $199. Factory-direct
bedroom sets, any color you choose. Over 40 sofa
and loveseats from $279 to $499. Bunkbeds, canopy
beds, rockers, recliners. Open 7 days. 4307 26th
Street West, corner of 26th St. and Cortez Rd. (next
to Eckerds). 753-1007. We also supply hotels and
motels at wholesale prices.


BUNK BED SET extra heavy-duty, excellent con-
dition $25. Tan double recliner, good condition
$150. 30" riding lawn mower, needs work $50.
778-5405 anytime.
SINGLE BED blond-oak, excellent condition. Box
spring and mattress included. $60. 795-0841.


YARD SALE Sat., Sept. 13, 8:30-2:30. Furniture,
home gym, healthrider, clothes, lots of miscella-
neous. 208 56th Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Sept., 12 & 13, 8:30-
1:30. Sets inside wood shutters, dresser, desk, re-
cliner, 2-3-4 cu. ft. moving boxes, dog travel cases
(2 new), ceiling fan, porch blinds, old wooden tennis
rackets, bowling ball and case, fireplace screen and
irons, lamps, some household goods and clothing.
411 80th St., Holmes Beach. (941) 778-8307.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Sept. 13, 9 a.m. Furniture,
miscellaneous. 308 72nd Street, Holmes Beach.
SALE PLUS, PLUS Sat., Sept. 13, 8-1. Over 300
pieces. Like new ladies plus-size clothing, 50 pairs la-
dies 7-9 shoes, men's clothing, furniture, kitchen and
household items, paperbacks, craft books, magazines,
small antiques and collectibles, costume jewelry and
hats. Over 1,000 reasons why you should not miss this
sale! Absolutely no early birds before 8 am. Rain or
shine. 3017 Avenue E, Holmes Beach.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. Classified ads work
fast in "The best news." 778-7978.


Now you can e-mail your Island newspaper!
Our e-mail address is islander@mead.net
The Islander Bystander will be on the Internet with an
exciting Web site in the near future ...
Look for us at www.islanderbystander.com.
INFORMATION: CALL 941-778-7978 or FAX 778-9392


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ISLAND BEACH HOUSE! Unique "A-frame" BAYFRONT WESTBAY POINT & MOOR-
elevated home on large lot with 3BR/2BA and INGS CONDO 2BR/2BA with panoramic views.
two-car garage. Lot has plenty of room for RV or Light and bright, turnkey furnished and with glass-
boat storage. $189,000. enclosed lanai. $219,000.

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Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG


LOST YELLOW PARAKEET from Bradenton Beach
area. "Tiny" a much loved pet. Phone 747-9362 or
778-2959, leave message.


LIVE LONGER AND FEEL BETTER for less!
September's healthy values save you 30% all month.
For a long and healthy life, shop Here's To Your
Health, 5340 Gulf Dr. 778-4322.
FINALLY AFFORDABLE ENDORSED health insur-
ance for individuals and families underwritten by the
Mega Life and Health Insurance Co. Call 794-0567.
NEW FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
(turn south two blocks). Call for daily specials. 798-
9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
YOGA ON THE ISLAND with Harmony Feldman.
Private or group instruction in yoga, meditation, heal-
ing and relaxation begin Sept. 8. 778-3892.
Buy it. Sell it. Find it all in The Islander Bystander.

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GREAT CANALFRONT BUY!
JUST REDUCED!
212 feet on deep-water canal! This special hideaway
within walking distance to the Gulf is just waiting for
you! Architecturally-designed home with cathedral ceil-
ing and wrap-around porch. Sliding glass doors over-
looking the sparkling canal. This mini estate can be
yours. Just reduced! $247,900.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker at 778-5287

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gull Dnveo P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


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ISLAND MOTEL/APARTMENTS WATERWAY CONDOS
Three building, six-unit complex. Half Lowest priced unit in this luxury complex.
block to beach. Large heated pool. Lush 3BR/3BA, heated pool, workout room, pool
tropical yard with leisure picnic area. Ten- room and clubhouse. Great location. Supe-
ants come back year after year for that "old rior views of Palma Sola. $159,900. Ken
Florida feeling." $398,000. Dick Maher or Rickett 778-3026.
Dave Jones 778-4800. MLS 23626. CL


* 3BR/3BA Canal home................ $375,000
* 313R/2BA Family home.............. $169,900


* Coquina Beach Club (studio)...... $76,900
* Anna Maria Island Club ............ $255,000

(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252


* OFFICE BUILDING center of Holmes
Beach ........................................ $310,000
* WAREHOUSE Downtown Palmetto
12,000 sq. ft. ................................ $250,000
* MOTEL 10 units, north Holmes
Beach ....... ....... ............. ...... $800,000
* LOT Three plus acres next to DeSoto
M all .......................................... $750,000
* SIX UNIT RESORT .....................$398,000
* INCOME Four units .................. $99,900
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 342171


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PUP IN A TUB do-it-yourself dog wash. Full-service
grooming. All natural health foods, supplements,
accessories. 7338 Cortez Rd. 761-WOOF.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.


AS IS 1986 CADILLAC COUPE DeVille. Silver on
gray. Make offer; registration, license, tag not in-
cluded. View at 7606 Marina Dr. 778-7646.


22' SAILBOAT sleeps 4. Swing keel, Honda out-
board, Loran, radio, galley, head, good sails. $2,900
OBO. 798-9099.
14' HOBIE CAT including trailer. Yellow with white
sail, needs repair. Best offer. 778-0080 after 6pm or
leave message.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-2255.


BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.
WAITRESS WANTED part time. Call Tip of the Island
at 778-3909.
EARN MONEY WHILE helping others. Newly estab-
lished charity helping women and children locally.
Flexible hours. Work in our office or from home. Call
Cathi at 778-3543.
YEAR ROUND POSITIONS Line cook, broiler,
saute. Also servers needed. Buccaneer Inn,
Longboat Key, 383-5565.
TELEMARKETER Experienced only. Work at
home! Excellent pay based on performance. Must
be good self-starter. Call for appointment. 778-
1283, leave message.


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

WAGNER REALTY :
778-2246


HEALTH AND BEAUTY We offer an all-natural prod-
uct line. Looking for two motivated, positive people
to develop Bradenton and Island Market. Call Nikki
at 925-2006.


QUALIFIED HOME-HEALTH aide experienced in
tender care. Given by an older, responsible woman,
non-drinking or smoking. Excellent Island references.
778-4192.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.

'THE PERFECTIONIST' cleaning with perfection!
Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at 778-0064.

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. Phone 778-2967.
I DO ODD JOBS $8 hr. Don't get your hands dirty,
I'm cheap. Call 778-7084.
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM Tampa any-
time. Call 778-7934.
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.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!


"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.


NO BUGS FOR A YEAR! Guaranteed! Protection
Pest Control Inc. Call Bob Bishop, our entomologist
at 779-0028 for your free pest control consultation.


DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET and upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
deodorizing. 794-1278.


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 estimates.
31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.
SCREEN REPAIR, painting, roof coating/repairs,
drywall, carpentry, ceramic tile work. Ceiling fans
installed, security lights. Quality work, low prices.
778-0410. Also Cleaning, top/bottom, references.
Chris 778-8572.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker


NEWER KEY WEST-STYLE HOME. Gorgeous views of
Intracoastal Waterway and Jewfish ,Key. 2BR cottage on
same lot. $439,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R23607


SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT ESTATE. 4BR/4B, gourmet
kitchen, fireplace. Elegant and spacious. Water views from all
rooms. Dock and davits on sailboat water. $895,000. Hal
Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319


IMMACULATE HOME on boating water. 2BR/2B, private OPEN-BAY VIEWS. 3BR with great room overlooking
screened pool and lanai. Low maintenance yard. Located on caged pool. Fireplace, wood floors, all appliances. Brick
a quiet cul-de-sac. $215,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R20195 decking, courtyard entry, tile roof. $329,000. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122.R22985


WATERFRONT
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE. Fronting
Manatee River. 2-story home filled with
innumerable special touches.
$1,900,000. Jim Brown, 747-1200.
R19008
MAGNIFICENT 2-STORY GEORGIAN
or river home. Elegantly appointed,
masonary fireplace, crown moldings,
French doors, 5BR/4B. $1,195,000.
Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. R21398
RIVERVIEW BLVD HOME directly on the
river. 4BR/3-1/2B. Must see inside to ap-
preciate the quality and tasteful traditional
style. New dock. $469,900. Barry and Kim-
berly Charles, 795-1273. R22176


WATERFRONT LOT
WATERFRONT LOT on Palma Sola Bay.
Large lot with Riparian rights. Watch sun-
sets with full water view. Fabulous location.
$200,000. Kathleen Slayter, 792-8826 or
Janet Bellingar, 747-4543. L21782



Available properties by the week
or by the month from Anna Maria
Island to Venice. Call one of our
rental/resort specialists.
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Located in
Anna Maria Island Centre Shops


MAINLAND
UPDATE 3BR/2B WITH GUEST
HOUSE. Tile throughout, security sys-
tem, fireplace, new kitchen cabinets.
$64,500. Van Bourgois, 761-0273.
R23396
DO NOT MISS SEEING this home on
lake. Close to everything. Maintenance
free. $163,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-
3929.
ESTATE LIQUIDATION. Furnished
1 BR/1B with screened lanai overlooking
courtyard with heated pool. Elevator,
clubhouse and more. Over 55 commu-
nity. $23,500. Anne Miller, 792-6475.
C24238


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3BR/3BA in quiet, park-like setting. Large
kitchen, fireplace, bay windows, barrel tile roof,
circular driveway and two-car garage. $179,900
$174,900.



SEASONAL
Weekly from $500 week
Monthly from $1,000 mo

ANNUAL
SPerico Bay Club 2BR/pool $775 mo
Gulf Horizons 1BR/1BA furn $650 mo
"Personalized, Not Franchised"
Julie Gilstrap Property Manager


W )edebroc ea Company
iMatching p ee erties since 1949
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sand' Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
S Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Lo-i" We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
781345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
9 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353


WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
* Building Restoration Water Damage


Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247


CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION
Ki'u'lC'XSu'OQ


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


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


STOREWIDE CLOSEOUT
UP TO 75% OFF

38.-02 .-NETO--- .H-E-MA

Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Refacing New
Entertainment Centers Formica Wood

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REX B. SLIKER 778-7399
10 Years Local References Insured


REMODELING
ADDITIONS
XACT RENOVATIONS
KITCHENS BATHS
S* T DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399


* CARPET
CERAMIC TILE
VINYL
WINDOW TREATMENTS

Call now! ,,f ARPET
778-7311 ..NETWORK
We'll be right over. Island owned and operated by Ed Kirn
Check our web site: www.carpetnetwork.com


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ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.


FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available weekly at $350 wk.
778-2832.

HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.

COZY 2BR APARTMENT New appliances, freshly
painted, close to beach and shopping. Great for
single or couple. $650 mo. annual lease. 795-7805.

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)
949-3713.
BAYFRONT PERICO BAY CLUB. 2BR/2BA annu-
als. Call Dolly at 778-0807 or 778-5427. T. Dolly
Young & Associates, Realtor.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND seasonal or monthly rental.
Single-story home, 3BR/BA canalfront with dock.
Short walk to beach. All you need is your personal
items. Available Sept. through Dec. Call (941) 688-
9281 or (941) 683-4703.
EUROPEAN WORKMANSHIP French-Normandy
"castle". Gulfview, 4BR/3BA. Available Sept. 9,1997-
Jan. 1, 1998. 107 Beach Ave., Anna Maria. 778-
2206, 794-8202.

ANNA MARIA 5BR/5BA canal estate, two blocks
from beach. Business groups, family reunions, wed-
ding parties. First-class amenities, brochure. 779-
0002, www.manatee-online.com/60northshore.
AVAILABLE NOV. 1 MAY 1 Owner's personal
2BR/2.5BA townhouse with pool, across from beach
with view of Gulf. Covered parking. No smokers or
pets. $1,500 mo plus utilities and security deposit.
References required. (941) 778-1221.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED house. Deck, bayview,
huge garage. North end of Anna Maria. Available in
Sept. $1,050. Call (941) 778-7702, leave message.
ANNA MARIA VACATION Gulffront charming 2BR.
Sundeck, porch, private patio, lovely furnished inte-
rior. No pets. 778-3143.
LOVELY GULFVIEWS for bedroom, living room,
screen porch and kitchen. 2BR/1BA upstairs. 104
31st St. Available now through Apr. Everything fur-
nished. $1,600 mo. 778-6050, leave message.
BRADENTON BEACH GULFFRONT 1 BR/1 BA fur-
nished. Water included. No pets. $650 mo. (813)
932-0516.
2BR/2BA DUPLEX Bradenton Beach. Available Oct.,
1997. $650 mo., no pets. Call (812) 876-4312.
ANNA MARIA adorable cottage. Central A/H,
washer/dryer, citrus trees, steps to beach. Available
Oct., Nov., Apr. $1,200 mo., utilities included. (813)
935-2339.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA with one-car ga-
rage. Spacious living room, dining area, washer/dryer
and screen porch. Quiet Holmes Beach area. $950 mo.
plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty Inc. 778-2259.

GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE 3BR/2BA, furnished,
great Gulf view, two story, all utilities paid, large deck,
two-car garage. Wk./mo./season. Beautiful white
sand/blue water. (813) 229-2850 or 749-0104.
1BR/1BA FOR RENT close to Rod & Reel pier.
$500 mo. plus utilities. 778-2153.
HOLMES BEACH HOUSE 3BR/2BA, garage, car-
port, sailboat water and dock. Large corner lot, lawn
service. $1,300 mo. Call 792-6029.

ANNUAL RENTAL Recently renovated 2BR/1BA, walk
to beach, private fenced backyard, washer/dryer
hookup. Small pet OK. $700 mo. Call 778-0608.
TWO ISLAND APARTMENTS in Holmes Beach, 1/
2 block to beach. 2BR $700 mo., 1BR $450 mo. No
pets. (941) 778-1193.


* Specializing in Faux and
Custom Finishes
* Furniture
Restoration
and
Refinishing


CA rttic
778-7592


Licensed / Insured
References
Member of the
Anna Maria
Island Chamber
of Commerce


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STRI- STAR


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MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior, under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
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$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
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All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.


2BR/1BA WITH GARAGE Two blocks to beach.
Possible annual or seasonal. Turnkey-furnished. For
information call 778-5057.

ANNUAL RENTAL One short block to Gulf. 2BR/
1 BA rear apartment with backyard. Newer carpeting
and recently painted. $650 mo. 778-0608.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 209 71st St., H.B. 2BR/2BA, one
block to beach, all appliances, covered parking, stor-
age, no pets. $750 mo., $1,000 deposit. Available
Nov. 1. 778-9689.
1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT furnished. Possible annual
or seasonal. Great for single or couple. Approxi-
mately 250' to the Gulf. Holmes Beach 778-3267.

Specialty Desei zs
*Faux Painting *Murals Stenciling *
*Furniture Garage Floors Driveways *
Free Estimates 761-0229
Ask for Laurie or Fritzene

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

NU-Weatherside of Florida
Replace or Repair of SINCE
SOFFITS & FASCIAS 1948
WINDOW REPLACEMENT
PORCH ENCLOSURES
VINYL SIDING
778-7074
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BERNIE'S PIRATE'S DEN Low summer rates wk./
mo. until Jan. 1. No pets. 778-4368.
200 STEPS TO GULF 2BR/2BA ground level avail-
able Nov. 1 May 1. Non smokers. $1,800 mo. plus
utilities, security deposit required. (813) 961-6992.

ANNUAL 3BR/1BA ground-level duplex. Steps to
beach. $650 mo. including water. 3204 6th Ave.,
Holmes Beach. Fenced front unit no dogs. Call
Carol at Green Real Estate 778-0455.

ANNUAL RENTAL Waterfront-view duplex, 2BR/
1.5BA, quiet and lovely. $800 mo. Lots of extras..
Washer/dryer, no smoking, no pets. Call 778-3320.
ADORABLE COTTAGE 2BR/1BA furnished, wood
floors. Available Oct. Dec. 106 Church St.,
Bradenton Beach. No smoking/pets. $800 mo., $500
deposit. (813) 258-2411.
ANNA MARIA ON WATER close to City Pier. Effi-
ciency, everything furnished. $95 wk. Prefer retired
man, non-smoker, light/non-drinker. 778-5410.
BEST GULFVIEWS beachfront, exclusive area, unique
home. 3BR/2BA, top master's suite, beautifully fur-
nished. $3,500 mo., $1,200 wk., nightly also. 778-0990.
LOOKING FOR ANNUAL TENANT to rent this
roomy, upstairs, 2BR/1BA apartment, one block to
beach. $650 mo., references, security. 778-2864.
ROOMY PARTIALLY FURNISHED 2BR apartment
near beach and bay. All utilities included except
phone. $220 wk. with annual lease. 778-2864.
NEED TEMPORARY HOUSING for one? Clean,
turnkey-furnished efficiency apartment available
through Oct. 1. $115 wk. including electric. 778-2864.
ARE YOU PAYING $1,000 or more in first, last and
security deposits to rent? Before you do, attend our
first-time home buyer seminar, 6-8pm, Mon., Sept.
22. Hosted by Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner, Re/Max
Gulfstream 778-7777. Limited seating, call for
reservation.
ROOMMATE WANTED Private bath and entry.
Phone not included. $100 wk., first, last, security.
References required. 778-4192.
RETIRED COUPLE SEEKING 2BR/2BA accommo-
dations for Feb., Mar., Apr. in Anna Maria, Holmes
Beach. Call (413) 737-8788.
WANTED SMALL HOUSE to rent by retired
-teacher selling his house. 6 mo. on Island! Trained
Scottie. 3320 Bayshore Gardens. Pkwy., Bradenton
FL. 34207. (941) 727-5100.
RELIABLE SENIOR COUPLE SEEKS vacation
rental for Feb., Mar. 2BR/2BA. Robert Powell, 4716
Arbor Ct., Decatur IL 62526. (217) 875-0332.


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Full Service Plumbing No Overtime Charges Free Estimates
5348-B Gulf Drive Holmes Beach State Reg. RF 0049191
(941) 778-5622


OPEN SUNDAY 1-4. North Beach Village $159,950.
3BR/2BA, furnished, Berber carpeting, community
pool, double garage, near beach. 6323 Gulf Dr. 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.
PINES TRAILER PARK mobile home with lanai.
Remodeled in 1996, completely furnished, walk to
beach. $21,500. (941) 778-3752.
WANTED TO BUY Small ranch home in Anna
Maria/Holmes Beach area near beach. Please call
with specifics. (517) 347-7811.
TRADE YOUR PROPERTY for 11 acres in Califor-
nia overlooking Big Horn CC, Palm Desert and In-
dian Wells. Broker cooperation invited! (630) 257-
6367.
CAN'T BELIEVE YOU MISSED this one! Cheapest
3BR/2BA canal home on north end. And that view!
Don't just drive by has to be seen! Owner financ-
ing. $198,900. Susan Hatch, 778-7616 or Smith
Realtors, 778-0777.

2BR/2BA PERICO BAY CLUB condo. First floor,
1,244 sq. ft. Kingfisher unit with wide view of lakes.
Tile floors, foyer, kitchen and baths. Freshly
painted, new quality carpets. Professional window
treatments. Five fans and air conditioning. De-
signer MBR closet. $109,000. 798-3517.

NORTH HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA elevated
home, 1,500 sq. ft. living space, open-floor plan,
two-car garage, appliances and more. $199,900.
Call 778-2806.

GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE 3BR/2BA, deck, fur-
nished, two story, garage, Gulf view, new A/C, new
roof. $325,000 OBO. (813) 229-2850 or 949-0104.

DUPLEX BY OWNER 206 Peacock Lane, Holmes
Beach. 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA, elevated, new A/
C, two-car garage. $179,000. Call 792-1214.
ANNUAL NICE 1BR apartment in Holmes Beach.
Two blocks from Gulf. $425 mo. plus utilities. 778-
6541 days or 778-4084 eves. Pager 569-1591.
ISLAND HOME with income. $119,900. Yvonne
Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream, 758-7777.
FOR LEASE New, never before available Longboat
office/retail space with direct frontage on Gulf of
Mexico Dr. Ground level, convenient parking, 1,000
to 5,000 sq. ft. turnkey or shell space available.
Contact Michael Nink, Wedebrock Real Estate Co.
(941) 383-5543.


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Residential and Commercial. Remodel and
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FAMILY TIES

BY RANDOLPH ROSS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Cry of relief
7 Actress
Campbell of
"Martin"
12 Greenery
19 Stainless
20 Bony
21 Mammals like
camels
22 Minnie's mama
24 Amount of fun
25 James
Whitcomb
Riley's "- I
Went Mad"
26 Make waves, for
short?
27 Request for
permission
29 A small one is
white
30 Jodie's mom or
dad
34 Unmannered
38 Changing places
41 Tops
42 Lawn mower
maker
44 Where area code
813 is: Abbr.
45 Pad, so to speak
46 Zip
47 Partridge
locales?
49 Side-channel, in
Canada
50 Mel's daughters
54 Farm females
55 Tentativeness


57 Synthetic fiber
58 Mawkish
59 Life's strange
turns
60 Throws off
61 Not esto or eso
62 Univ. grant
source
63 Member of
Glenn's family
67 Elemental
ending
70 Competitor of
Bloomies
72 Part of a
candlelight
ceremony,
maybe
73 Where zebras
and giraffes
graze
75 They travel on
foot
77 Subatomic
particle
78 Unruffled
80 Soprano in
"Louise"
81 Michael J.'s kids
83 Understand
84 Gym equipment
86 One for Juan
87 Kind of alphabet
88 Hurricane
heading: Abbr.
89 50's-60's teen
idol
90 French bench
92 Hoarder
94 Side in a Euro
conflict
96 Jasmine's family
member
99 Uranians, e.g.
101 Kind of exhaust


102 Provide, as with
legal authority
103 Lizard, old-style
106 Hitched
110 Member of
Joyce's family
114 Sauteed fish
dish
115 Lots of potatoes
116 Designer Pucci
117 Follows a
sidewalk
preacher
118 First name in
cosmetics
119 Holds off
DOWN
1 Tip
2 God with iron
gloves
3 Midnight or
beyond
4 Hair color
5 Initial instruction
6 Cherished name
in Calcutta
7 Kitchen meas.
8 Suffix with
Manhattan
9 "Able" one
10 Capital once
known as
Salisbury
11 Masefield's
"- That Pass
By"
12 Testing site
13 Ben-Gurion
carrier
14 Liqueur flavor
15 Traveler
16 Close friend, in
slang
17 Hoedown date


18 Squiggly shape
20 "What's to
become -?"
23 Dog bowl bits
28 Investor's
concern
30 Certain camera
shot
31 Union demand
32 Charles's game
33 ". a
good-night!"
35 Anita, Bonnie,
Ruth and June
36 Sore labour's
bath, to
Shakespeare
37 Flip, in a way
38 Return, as chips
39 Doubleday et al.
40 Donna's sons
43 Penn Sta. traffic
46 Big Apple's
30 Rock
occupant
47 Ship
commanded by
Martin Pinz6n
48 Caboose
50 Highlanders
51 many words
52 "Give me an
example,
smarty"
53 Bar's partner
56 Sounds of time
passing
58 Allen or Martin
60 He played Robin
and Don Juan
61 Tracks
64 "Braveheart"
setting
65 Bridge positions
66 Tropical spot
68 Nervousness


69 Climbing plant
with a dye-
yielding root
71 Burnoose wearer
74 Straddling
75 Deliveries to a
butcher
76 Cutback
77 Silvers role
78 Shell


79 Tic-tac-toe
failure
81 Football
Hall-of-Famer
Ford
82 Candid Allen
85 Fortification
87 Spring part
90 S.A.T.'s
91 Solvent


92 Stress, forone
93 Tousled
95 Old Texaco star
97 Broadway salute
to Blake
98 Times to call, in
classified
100 Elated
103 Vogue rival
104 So-so


105 Terrible time
106 Vandalize
107 Honest name
108 Grammy
category
109 Paris's Parc--
Princes
111 Notjust any
112 Ground breaker
113 Tiny carp?


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