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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 24,1997


ISLANDER


Is muAE


Cell tower to rise in Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Surprising a chamber packed with residents, the
Holmes Beach Commission last week overrode the
mayor's veto on the construction of a cellular phone tower.
The 150-foot tower will be built by GTE at Smith
Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive. The tower will arise atop the
Big Bamboo Raw Bar at the rear of the Smith building.
In August, commissioners reconsidered a special
exception request from GTE to build the tower after
GTE officials protested a vote taken on July 1 which
failed for lack of a majority. The request was approved


REFERENDUM TALKS
BEGIN TO BLOCK TOWER
See page 2
by commissioners, then vetoed by Mayor Bob
VanWagoner.
Commission Chairman Don Maloney, who previ-
ously opposed the tower, provided the fourth vote
needed to override the veto. He expressed concerns
about the city being sued by GTE. Commissioner Luke
Courtney was the dissenter.


Bradenton man still missing after boat fire
A Bradenton man is still missing after his boat caught fire about two miles in the Gulf of Mexico offHolmnes
Beach last week. Thomas H. Harrison, 53, went out on his 25-foot power boat after watching a Monday night
football game. About 9 a.m. Tuesday morning people on shore and other boaters saw smoke rising in the air.
The U.S. Coast Guard was called, arrived on the scene, put out the fire and began search operations for
Harrison. He has not been found despite extensive search efforts. The boat was totally destroyed in the blace.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Capt. Mark Bradow


Eight qualify for four seats in

Bradenton Beach; election Nov. 4


Qualifying is over and politicking is beginning in
Bradenton Beach in preparation of the Nov. 4 election
that will see a mayor and three commission seats filled.
Make that two commission seats.
With only one candidate qualifying in Ward 3,


Is Holmes Beach

for sale?
Just as Anna Maria's Anchorage Restaurant is be-
ing bulldozed, another landmark location may be
changing hands.
A contract is pending for the sale of Island Foods,
3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, store owner Jim
Gloth said Tuesday. He declined to say who the new
owner would be other than to say it is being purchased
by a developer.
Employees at the store, though, said they were told
Publix had bought the store and Island Foods would
close by the end of October.
The pending contract at Island Foods is not the
only property transaction in the works, though.
Stewart Moon of Air & Energy, 3500 East Bay Drive,
said he too has a contract pending with an undisclosed
developer. That contract also includes the property where
the Dry Dock Inn and a mini-storage facility are located,
3610 East Bay Drive, owned by David Vande Vrede.
Moon said the entire parcel is about 2 1/2 acres.
Moon said he hoped to close on the contract by the
end of the year and that Air & Energy would relocate
elsewhere in Holmes Beach.


Berneitta Kays quietly and unanimously took the
commission position being vacated by Connie
Drescher, who announced her candidacy for mayor.
She will run against Vice Mayor Charlie Grace, who
is stepping down from his Ward 2 office to go for the
top spot in the city.
Speaking of mayor, Leroy Arnold told T77e Is-
lander Bystander late last week he was not only not
seeking another term in that office but he would not run
for commission. Family matters spurred his decision to
step down from public office, he said. Arnold had filled
out papers to run for Ward 3 earlier last week, but
pulled them Thursday.
Beside Drescher and Grace in the mayoral race.
candidates in the other two wards include:

Ward 1
Commissioner Dan Goodchild is facing a chal-
lenge from Bill Arnold for top vote-getter. Arnold is
currently a member of the city's board of adjustment.

Ward 2
Former Commissioner Gale Cole has tossed his
deerstalker hat into the fray again, this time facing two
others from his district planning and zoning board
members Dick Cloutman and Cedrick Wilson.
Cole did not seek re-election last year and turned
his commission chair over to Grace.
Residents of the city not qualified to vote have until
Oct. 6 to register. Forms are available at city hall and
other locations on the Island, including The Islander
Bystander offices.


Maloney said before making his decision, he ap-
proached the Holmes family about building the tower
at city hall. GTE originally wanted to build it there but
the city was stymied by a reverter clause in the lease.
According to the lease, the land must be used for pub-
lic purpose or revert to the grantors.
As an heir of one of the grantors, Hugh Holmes Sr.
expressed displeasure about having the tower at city
hall. Another heir, Dr. Caroline Boyer, objected in a
letter to having the tower on city land.
PLEASE SEE CELL TOWER, NEXT PAGE



Citizens say

NO! to Anna

Maria pipeline
By J.C. Higgins
Islander Correspondent
After months of controversy and infighting with
city hall, a group of Anna Maria citizens opposing the
pipeline drainage plan for the area between Pine and
Magnolia Avenues will have their official say.
"We now know that our position will be heard and
considered," said Georgia Van Cleave, who heads up
a group of concerned citizens. "We were worried that
we might be steamrolled by the city. We still feel that
a properly maintained swale system is the best way to
go, for a multitude of reasons."
Those favoring the swale versus the pipeline
wailed to be heard until the city submitted the pipeline
project to the Southwest Florida Water Management
District. The project was identified as "Application no.
44-017084.00. project: Anna Maria, city of- basin
AM-4 drainage." The application was received by
Swiftmud Aug. 22. 1997.
"The permitting system allows for concerned citizens
to come forward and voice their positions." said Darryl
Flatt, surface water permitting manager with Swiftmud.
"First, a letter should be written now to our office,
requesting a meeting, copies of all related correspondence,
and notification of final action," Flatt explained. "Citizens
will be contacted during a 30- to 45-day period in order
to reach a compromise. As the last resort, if the issues are
unresolved, the case will be taken to the Division of Ad-
ministrative Hearings and an official hearing will be held."
Flatt said that citizen letters should be mailed to:
Darryl Flatt, surface water permitting manager. South-
west Florida Water Management District, 115 Corpo-
ration Way. Venice. Fla. 34292.
Although Swiftmud serves as the primary permit-
ting agency for the pipeline issue, concerned citizens
should also send letters to: Joseph R. Batcheler, Chief
Tampa Regulatory Officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers, P.O. Box 19247, Tampa, Fla. 33686-9247; and
Rose Poyncr, Environmental Supervisor for Water
Management, Florida partt ment of Environmental
Protection. Southwest District, 3804 Coconut Palm
l)rive, Tampa, Fla. 33619.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
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Those Were the Days ...................... ....... 7
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Crossword puzzle...................................... 15
Streetlife ........................................................ 16
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 20
Real estate .............. ...................... 22


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND






I] PAGE 2 0 SEPTEMBER 24, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Police charge EMS employees with elder abuse


Two Manatee County Emergency Medical Service
employees were charged Friday with elder abuse by
Holmes Beach Police.
Paramedic Tiffany Gonzalez, 25, of 3619 Tacon
St., Tampa, and Emergency Medical Technician Jeff
Cook, 20, of 6712-B 46th Ave. W., Bradenton, were
charged with the third degree felony as the result of
harassing phone calls made to an elderly Holmes Beach
woman.
According to Det. Sgt. Nancy Rogers, EMS re-
sponded to the woman's home on July 22 after she
called 911. During the call, the woman got into a ver-
bal dispute with Gonzalez and ordered Gonzalez
from her house. The woman then wrote a letter of
complaint to the Manatee County Department of
Public Safety.
"The next day, the woman received a phone call
telling her that the homeowner's association wanted
her to move out of the neighborhood because she was


crazy and would poison their food," Rogers explained.
The woman reported the call to police and a GTE
trace was placed on her phone. On Sept. 11, the woman
received a second call.
"This time the caller stated she was with the county
water company and told the elderly victim not to drink
the water because it was poisoned due to medfly spray-
ing. The victim stated that she already drank some of
the water, and the caller told her to go to the doctor."
The call was traced to Cook's home. An investiga-
tion revealed that Gonzalez made the calls and Cook
was present during the second call. Cook was
Gonzalez's partner but was not with her during the first
phone call: Both Cook and Gonzalez admitted to the
charges and were placed in custody after being sum-
moned to the police department.
"We are shocked and distressed over it," said Mike
Latessa, the county's director of public safety. "It's
very surprising. I've never heard of anything like this


in all the years I've been doing this work."
Rogers said the charges are part of a state statute
on elder abuse in which intentional acts that could re-
sult in physical or psychological injury to an elderly
person are a felony.
Latessa said the county public safety department
provides elder sensitivity training to its personnel, "be-
cause they make up a significant portion of our clients."
The program deals with common problems of the eld-
erly and how to deal with their physical, psychological
and emotional needs.
"Our employees are trained to watch out for abuse
of the elderly," Latessa said. "That's another reason
why this is very disturbing."
Cook, who was on probation, resigned after
charges were filed. Gonzalez did not resign but was
suspended from her job. She will attend a pre-termina-
tion hearing Sept. 23 with Latessa to determine the sta-
tus of her employment.


Cell tower
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


"Mr. Holmes Sr. agreed that he would not object
to having the tower on city land if the city attorney
said that it would not interfere with the agreement
that the families had with the city," Maloney ex-
plained. "I checked it out and it would not."
Maloney said he then asked the owners of Smith
Realtors to back out of its agreement with GTE, so
the city could make a deal to have the tower built at
city hall. GTE officials said they were not interested
in changing locations.
"I'm convinced, after talking to our city attorney
and other city attorneys, there's no way in the world
that we can legally refuse this tower," Maloney said.
"Should we let the veto stand, we don't have the
ghost of a chance of surviving lawsuits from GTE or
Smith. The law protects them, not us, in this case."
Maloney said he had concerns about landscap-
ing, site maintenance and removal of the tower after
it is no longer needed; however, he felt the site plan
could be amended to include these points.
"I am for a tower on city property," Courtney
protested. "If we have Holmes' agreement why are
we going to let them put it across the street? That's
ridiculous."
Resident Joan Perry said the issue is not cellular
phone service but the city's code.
"Cellular phone towers do not fit into your spe-
cial exception criteria," she noted. "What you're
doing is opening the door to anyone who wishes to
come in and build anything 150 feet tall or taller."
The mayor said GTE's application does not con-
form to the city's comprehensive plan, does not meet
the definition of special exception uses and is either
in violation of or in "questionable conformity" with
the city code's general standards of review.
"I agree with Mrs. Perry that we may be opening
a wider door as to the height when we could have
some control over it," VanWagoner said. "I want cel-
lular phone service in this city, especially for emer-
gency reasons, but I want it done in the most refined,
equitable and aesthetic way possible."
Commissioner Carol Whitmore asked City At-
torney Patricia Petruff's opinion on any potential
lawsuits.
"The court will decide this issue based on the
record that you had before you the application and
the various documents submitted to you at the two
public hearings." Petruff replied. "A judge will not
substitute his judgment for the judgment of the
elected officials, provided that there is a reasonable
basis for that judgment."
Whether the tower complies with the compre-
hensive plan and the land development code is the
commission's decision, she added.
"I would assume that each member of the com-
mission by voting now without making any excep-
tions is stating that each one of them has no conflict
of interest," the mayor said prior to the vote.
"I have GTE telephone service," Maloney
quipped.
This week commissioners will hold a special
work session to determine how to revise the land de-
velopment code and/or comprehensive plan to in-
clude cellular communications and conditions for
siting towers.


Voters may initiate referendum


on Holmes Beach tower


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Commissioner Luke Courtney said
several voters have inquired about initiating a referen-
dum against a cellular phone tower to be constructed
at Smith Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive.
The special exception resolution to allow GTE to
construct a 150-foot tower at the site was approved by
the commission last week. Courtney was the sole dis-
senter.
According to the city charter, "The qualified vot-
ers of the city shall have the power to require reconsid-
eration by the commission of any adopted ordinance


This Los Angeles transmission tower is cleverly
disguised as a palm tree although we don't know
of very many 150-foot-tall palm trees around.


and, if the commission fails to repeal an ordinance so
reconsidered, to approve or reject it at a city election

Exceptions to the provision are ordinances relating
to the budget or capital program, the levy of taxes, sala-
ries of city officers or employees and emergency ordi-
nances.
Five qualified voters may declare themselves a
petitioner's committee and file referendum proceedings
with the city clerk. The committee is also responsible
for circulating and filing the petition. The petition must
be filed within 30 days after adoption of the ordinance.
The petition must be signed by 10 percent or 377
of the 3,768 qualified voters who voted in the last regu-
lar city election.
Within five days after the petition is filed, the clerk
will determine if it is sufficient. Once the petition is
filed, the ordinance to be reconsidered is suspended
from taking effect.
Once the petition is determined sufficient, the com-
mission has 30 days to repeal the ordinance. If it does
not do so, the question goes to voters in a regular or
special election not less than 60 or more than 90 days
after the petition was determined sufficient.
If the majority of the voters vote against it, the or-
dinance is repealed.
Courtney said the special exception for the con-
struction of the tower was a resolution and not an or-
dinance, but he feels the process for a referendum elec-
tion would include a resolution.
He also noted there was a question about the date
the resolution was passed, which would determine the
filing deadline for the petition. The date on the resolu-
tion is Aug. 19. the date it was first passed. This was
followed by the mayor's veto, which the commission
overrode on Sept. 16.
On Monday, Courtney reported that City attorney
Particia Petruff said the 30 days stared on Sept. 16. He
also said she is also informing GTE officials that there
is a 30-day appeal period for the resolution.


Privateers
surround
Kelly
AnnA a Maria Island
Conununity Center
Executive Director
Pierrette Kelly
accepts $2,000
from the Anna
Maria Island
Privateers, the
result of the
organization's
Fourth lof July
Sfmdraiser, a
parade and party.
j Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 24, 1997 E PAGE 3 EI


Cleanup clears Island of coastal debris


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
If the Island's share of the coastal cleanup Satur-
day had been a contest, Anna Maria City would have
won hands down.
Ninety-three volunteers there combed five miles
of beach and came up with 532 pounds of trash, in-
cluding 43,490 cigarette filters, so deadly to fish and
birds.
And still many who have volunteered for years
thought the beaches were cleaner than in years past,
said the Anna Maria City coordinator, City Commis-
sioner Elaine Burkly.
In Bradenton Beach, 150 volunteers picked up 300
pounds of trash from 17th Street N. to 4th Street S. and
in the Bridge Street area, said Linda Sanders, who co-
ordinated that city's efforts.
Holmes Beach put uncounted volunteers along the
beaches, said coordinator Lynn French. She ran the
command post at Palma Sola Causeway, and regis-




Cleaners
Nancy Gormley, Martina
Cordova, Lindsy
Townsend, Joline
Donelan and Robert
Townsend all did their
part to clean up the
shore along the Islandr .Y
during the 10th Annual
Coastal Cleanup.
Islander Photo:
Paul Roat


tered 65 workers just at that site. "Many, many others
in Holmes Beach were in on the cleanup but we don't
have those records."
Many young people turned out from Bayshore
High School and Bradenton Academy, she said, and
"Shells restaurant did a good job cleaning up at King-
fish boat ramp."
Some youngsters found a spot in the woods where
one said "it looked like someone had dumped a whole
household," including a washing machine.
Anna Maria City cleanup crews turned up 237
pieces of Styrofoam, 112 feet of fishing line and rope,
127 cans and straws, "and blankets and shoes, a foot-
ball, a fire extinguisher, a chair, a surfboard and even
a shark or dolphin fin, they couldn't tell which," said
Burkly.
Volunteers throughout Manatee County found
twice as much trash as last year, but that doesn't indi-
cate a trend, said the county's cleanup coordinator,
Ingrid McClellan, who is executive director of Keep


Manatee Beautiful.
"They picked up 26,789 pounds compared with
about 12,000 pounds last year," she said, "but that's
because they cleaned up many areas this time they
hadn't done in past years." The trend nationally in the
cleanup's 10 years has been more volunteers covering
more territory and finding less trash each year, she
pointed out.
Countywide, 904 volunteers cleaned 74.6 miles of
beach compared with 723 and 66 miles in 1996.
Among the items they cleared were 37.6 miles of
monofilament fishing line, a boat at Passage Key and
another on the south shore of Emerson Point.
"This coming year we're going to concentrate on
educational matters to show people the consequences
of trash," said McClellan. "We'll try to get to people's
hearts so they won't litter."


Anna Maria City
None scheduled


Bradenton Beach
10/1, 1 p.m., Commission work session on
emergency preparedness
10/2, 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
9/25, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
9/25, 7 p.m., Final budget public hearing
9/30, 7 p.m. Commission work session
10/1, 9 a.m., Beautification Committee
10/2, 1:30 p.m.. Canal Commission

Of Interest
9/25, 7 p.m.. Bradenton Beach Civic Associa-
tion, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
10/2, 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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Workers and heavy equipment were the final demise Assorted salvage seekers carted off what had value Four empty lots, zoned commercial, will be all that
of the former Fast Eddie's Place/Anchorage restau- to them and trucks hauled away the rest. remain when debris is cleared. Islander Photos:
rant at the corner of Pine Avenue and Bay Boule- Edna Tiemann
vard in Anna Maria.
vard in Anna Maria.


Phil Massey of Ellenton rescued cedar planks to build a lake cabin.


Robert Strauss of Sarasota plans to transport the Anchorage's cedar posts and


beams to Nova Scotia to build a seaside cabin.



Engineers offer options for Key Royale Bridge


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
An engineering firm has made two recommenda-
tions to shore up the Key Royale Bridge until it is slated
for replacement 2004.
In August of 1996, the city received a report from
an engineering firm contracted by the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation that described the serious con-
dition of the bridge. The firm recommended replace-
ment in the near future. In December, DOT held a pub-
lic hearing to detail its plans for a $1 million replace-
ment bridge.
The city hired David Volkert and Associates to


assess the condition of the bridge and recommend
options to restore the bridge's structural integrity
until it is replaced. In its draft report, Volkert offered
two options.
The first option would require removal of the fiber-
glass jacket system and the underlying deteriorated
concrete reinforcing steel.
"Exposed reinforcing steel will be cleaned by wet
sandblasting," said the report. "New reinforcing steel
will be lap-spliced to the existing steel. Forms will be
placed around the existing piles and concrete poured to
form a new structural concrete jacket for the piles."
This options is estimated to cost $67,395.


Taste of Anna Maria Saturday


Forecasts of rain won't matter to the Taste
of Anna Maria Saturday rain might even help
the big food festival.
The whole event will be indoors, the spon-
soring Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce noted, and rain might make a sheltered
eating revel especially attractive. It will be from
noon to 7 p.m. in the St. Bernard Catholic
Church hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Live entertainment will be on stage most of
the afternoon, with only the raffle car outdoors.
The car is a classic 1996 Thunderbird in mint
condition, said the Chamber.
The organization is over into the black on
the raffle now: It paid $6,000 for the car and has
sold 800 tickets for $10 apiece, so the profits
have begun. The winner of the car will be drawn
at the Chamber's monthly social Oct. 22 at
Wedebrock Real Estate, 3110 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. The money will go to Chamber
projects.
The entertainment schedule for Taste of
Anna Maria:
12:20 1:30 p.m., Bob Lopiccolo and the Is-
land Swingers, with Lopiccolo on keyboard,
Chuck Ensign clarinet, Bob Trook guitar, Jim


Towery saxophone, Jules Gowdy trumpet, Harry
Dace bass, Hazen Hunter drums, Nate Robinson
trombone and Linda Gregg vocals.
2 3 p.m., Hank McDermott, piano and vo-
cals.
3:30 4:30 p.m., Brian Beebe, guitar and vo-
cals.
5 6 p.m. Manatee High School Jazz Band
under the direction of Jim Bruce.
This is the first off-season Taste of Anna
Maria, said the Chamber, and is designed to help
promote dining out in local restaurants during
the slack season. An identical event in January
attracts hundreds of gourmets and gourmands,
with tourists predominating.
The only problem now, and it's not a major
one, said the Chamber, is that some restaurants
have smaller staffs during the off-season and
can't handle seven hours of off-premises service.
But many can, and they have signed up for Sat-
urday.
They are the Beach House, Brian's
Sunnyside Up, Buccaneer Inn, Gulf Drive Cafe,
Isabelle's Eatery, Joe's Eats & Sweets, Mar
Vista Dockside Pub, Plum Pleasing Desserts,
Rod & Reel Pier, Sandbar, Shells and Tony's
Place.


In the second option, steel pilings, caps and beams
would be installed on each side of the bridge to sup-
port the bridge superstructure independently of the ex-
isting piling system.
"A steel cap will connect the piles and serve as the
bearing support for the steel beams that would trans-
verse across the bridge to each pile support system,"
the report said. "A steel beam will be located on each
side of the existing caps."
This option is estimated to cost $112,449.
The firm recommended the first option because it
will cost less, have a shorter construction period and
not restrict access to the waterway.


New public works

building for Anna Maria
By J.C. Higgins
Islander Correspondent
The new budget year will see expensive Anna
Maria City equipment out of the weather and under
lock and key.
A new public works building will be built behind
city hall, in the area bordered by Spring and Pine
Streets. According to Anna Maria Building Official
Phil Charnock, "We had a small building on our wish
list during the current year, and now we can begin con-
struction after Oct. 1."
The preliminary cost estimate of $62,000 is in-
cluded in the capital improvements budget for next
year, but the contract has not been finalized.
"We needed to get our equipment under better con-
trol," said Charnock. "The building will contain five bays,
big enough for a pickup truck, Dumpster, chipper, all-ter-
rain vehicle and our tractor with all related equipment.
Hopefully we can include a unisex restroom for city work-
ers and shuffleboard/horseshoe players from the park area.
The building will probably be 30 feet by 60 feet.
"At first we were only considering a Butler type
metal building," Charnock added, "but now we are
thinking about a concrete block/stucco construction
similar to city hall. If we can get it for the same money
it will look a lot better."
Two sheds now located in the area are being used
to store the ATV and stolen bikes. These sheds will be
removed to make room for the new building.


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1] PAGE 6 N SEPTEMBER 24, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Assault of progress
Car phones: new toy, affordable luxury.
What we marveled over years ago as innovation
wasn't always readily available here, especially not in
stores on Anna Maria Island.
Remember seeing the first offering of portable
phones in the Sharper Image catalog at a whopping
$300 pricetag?
Think back to times when you saw movies with
presidents and millionaires in limousines with car
phones. Maybe you lusted for one then and now with
expanding cellular phone service, nearly everyone can
afford what once was a luxury.
Cell phones will soon come packaged with new
cars like air conditioning or radios if not already.
With this popularity comes a price at least for
Islanders who are not willing to sacrifice the charm and
atmosphere in this version of paradise.
Some business people lobbied hard for a cell tower
on Anna Maria.
But some others, even some cell phone users, are
opposed. Take into account that GTE told us this is the
first of possibly four towers needed on the Island. Or
that this technology will be superseded by satellite ser-
vice within a year.
And of course, no one wants the cell tower in their
"back yard."
In a series of votes the city commission disapproved
a cell tower at the Holmes Beach Marina and at city
hall. A vote to approve the tower at Smith Realtors
failed for lack of a majority and the commission quickly
voted for a moratorium to address cellular towers within
the city's codes and ordinances.
The matter was then reconsidered by the commis-
sion after GTE protested and the commission reversed
itself. The mayor vetoed the commission's approval and
almost as quickly, the commission overturned the
mayor's veto.
Still with us? The tower is approved and will be
built at Smith Realtors.
The fat lady was singing over at Holmes Beach
City Hall.
Commission Chairman Don Maloney was the
swing vote. He says he changed his vote because he
believed he could persuade GTE to reconsider building
the tower at city hall since he had permission from heirs
of the donors of the city property in his back pocket.
If anyone should profit from a cell tower, it should
be the city, Maloney reasoned. And indeed, if the city
built the tower with available infrastructure funds for its
police and fire department needs, it could rent space on
the tower to GTE, AT&T and anyone other takers.
Accordingly, the cost would be borne out over time


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and the city would profit.
Also, conceivably, residential complaints would be
fewer than were experienced by the commission at the
Smith site.
But Maloney's plan backfired. He asked Smith to
contact GTE to see if the company would reconsider the
city site. You get just one guess as to the reply no.


Citizen adds more about
so-called access 'squabble'
The beach access situation in Cortez is not a
year-long squabble it is a simple request for land
acquisition.
I made a phone call to Jim Staples in either April
or May asking that the accesses be cleared and des-
ignated as such. He seemed disinterested.
I then called Manatee County Commissioner
Stan Stephens. There was a second call to Jim
Staples after I learned that Karen Bell was asking the
county to vacate; however, he did not return my call.
This second call was in August. I sincerely wish I
had logged each call.
Commissioner Stephens told the other commis-
sioners that he had talked with me many times -
twice, Stan, twice and both times I felt that my in-
terests were not all that important to him.
The Cortez fishermen are important to Cortez
and to me. I must add, however, most of the residents
in this community are not involved in the industry.
Most residents do not own waterfront property and
could use a view of the water and access to it.
Finally, regarding the statement that, "... the
county has cleaned accesses periodically after
Maddox's complaints," the only time I've known
of cleanup is before the festivals and this is at Bell's
request. I did call and ask the county to pick up a
huge pile of trash, old tires, furniture, palm fronds,
etc., on 123rd Street, which is not an access.
This is not a "tiff" or a "squabble" in my mind.
It is an appeal to save valuable access to the water;
we do not know what the future of Cortez will be. I
want use of these places now and certainly want
them saved for generations to come. Others feel as


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With a contract in hand and very likely some
money on the table, why would Smith or GTE recon-
sider?
GTE will probably come up with another site
"down the road," and we'll end up in the same pickle
in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach.
Here we "grow" again.


I do, but cannot speak out for fear of reprisal.
Sue Maddox, Cortez

Retain public accesses in Cortez
Mr. Hanson's treatment of the bay access ques-
tion in the Sept. 3 edition of The Islander trivialized
this matter by depicting it as nothing more than a
Cortez family feud.
While I am acquainted with and have the high-
est respect for Ms. Bell and all the other hardworking
Cortez folks who make their living from our fisher-
ies, I must agree with Ms. Maddox that the preser-
vation of public access points to Sarasota Bay, no
matter how small, is also very important.
Manatee County's comprehensive plan states an
objective (#4.1.3): "To maintain and improve public
access to the shoreline, consistent with the public
need and natural environment capacity." Although
the county is not keen on maintaining and managing
small parcels of land as "pocket parks," it also has a
strong, though tacit, policy against relinquishing
ownership or control of public waterfront lands. The
maintenance problem could, I feel. be easily over-
come with the assistance of local environmental/con-
servation groups, who might eagerly "adopt" the
Cortez access points and help keep them clear of
debris.
As development continues, public access points
to our shorelines become more and more scarce.
Given that the public, myself included, recently
"anteed up" to help the county buy the Riverview
Point property adjacent to Desoto Memorial, doesn't
it seem cost-effective for the county to merely keep
the Cortez "paper roads" in its public lands inventory
and ask the private sector to help maintain them?
Karen Collins-Fleming, Hohnes Beach


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THOSE WERE TIHE BAYS
Part 1, Mabel and Will and Gladys
by June Alder


1998 wedding picture of Mabel and George Wilhelm "Will" Bean. future
developer of Anna Maria Beach. Mabel Williams was not Will's first choice. He
married her to fulfill a deathbed promise to Mabel's younger sister whom he
adored. The marriage was not made in heaven.


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DECLARATION


Mabel Williams' tale of spying for
Uncle Sam during the Spanish-Ameri-
can War concluded last week with her
marriage to George W. Bean, the hand-
some son ofAnna Maria Island pioneer
George E. Bean. They honeymooned in
Havana and 14 months later in Tampa,
on March on Dec. 30, 1899, Mabel gave
birth to a daughter.
An only child, Gladys grew up to be
a New York stage and movie dancer,
eventually settling down as the wife of a
Tampa dentist. When she was inter-
viewed in her gracious home on Davis
Island in 1988, she told an amazingly
frank story of her parents' far-from-
idyllic relationship.
As soon as the recorder was turned
on, Gladys Bean Holdstock slim, at-
tractive and stillfond of dancing in ball-
room competitions at age 89 came
out with a startling declaration:

Never was there a couple more un-
suited to one another than my parents.
My father, he wanted crowds around
him all the time he was highly enter-
taining and fun-loving. My mother was
anti-social, didn't care much for people,
had no sense of humor.
Mother was what the world thinks
of as a good person, a church-going per-
son, but the kind of old-fashioned wife
who thinks that after they've married a
man they don't have to do anything any
more. She didn't keep up with my
Daddy or go anywhere with him. Thou-
sands of times he'd ask her to go with
him, but she'd say, "I don't want to
waste my time with those people," and
after a while he started to take someone
else.
Now, my Daddy loved my mother
but she did nothing whatsoever to enter-
tain him or to be nice to his friends. If it
was Tuesday, the day the windows got


washed, she didn't care.
I remember I was eight years old
when he was Tampa postmaster and we
were in his office and he was saying to
Mother, "I want a wife, not a house-
keeper." I decided then and there that
when I married if my husband wanted
me to do something I'd park my
vacuum cleaner in the middle of the
floor and go.
Q. It makes you wonder, how was
it they got together, got married?
Well, you see, it was just before the
Spanish-American War, and Daddy
was in love with Mother's sister Bertha.
They were the daughters of Mr. A.T.
Williams, the postmaster of Port
Tampa, a well-to-do, respected citizen.
My Daddy was a young fellow and he
had no mother, she died when he was
12, and he was in and out of the Will-
iams house. Mrs. Williams was like a
mother to him.and she adored him. But
Bertha fell off a horse and was badly
injured. When she was dying she asked
him to marry Mabel. So they got en-
gaged. He was only 20 or 21 at the time
- what did he know about life then?
Q. What did your father do in the
war?
He was in the Merchant Marines.
He took troop supplies to Cuba. When
the war was over [August 1898] and he
was only 23, he organized ships and
took food over to Cuba, canned milk
and things for the children. When he
was an old man and sick the Cuban au-
thorities had been looking for him for
many years they came to Washing-
ton and gave him a beautiful award for
what he did for the Cuban people.

Next: Grandma
Bean's sad fate


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Beautification committee to develop city plan
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Beautification Committee held 1 d
two sessions to begin making recommendations and
developing a beautification plan for the city. .:
Members are Jane Early, Mary Strickland, Sheila $
Hurst, Elizabeth Phillips and Priscilla Seewall. Early
was elected chairman at the first meeting. ,
Commissioner Ron Robinson is the city commis-
sion liaison. Last week he recommended Jim Gloth,
owner of Island Foods, as the committee's business
representative and the beautification committee con-
curred. A member of the city's public works depart-
ment also attends meetings.
At the first meeting, members agreed to divide the il
city into sections and each would walk a section, iden-
tify problems and report back.
Problems areas members identified were the fronts
of several business properties, several triangle areas
that could be cleaned up and planted with flowers, the 'Js L
condition of the vacant lot at the corner of Gulf Drive .
and Manatee Avenue and litter in the city rights of way.
Members discussed seeking advice from the
Island's two garden clubs and two nurseries, asking
residents to adopt areas to beautify and maintain and I' -" ..
presenting awards for the most improved homes and Once again the Holmes Beach Beautification Committee has praise for a business's beautification efforts.
businesses. Committee members pointed to the Island Garden Center's landscaping on Marina Drive as an example
The next meeting is Oct. 1. others could follow to make their businesses more attractive. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland



Anna Maria pier repair completed


By J.C. Higgins
Islander Correspondent
Repair work that forced the closing of the Anna
Maria pier for several days has been completed, and it's
back to business as usual.
"We did have some concern about getting the re-
pairs completed in time for the opening of snook sea-


son." said Phil Charock, Anna Maria building official.
"Fortunately, we got it wrapped up on Friday before the
season's start at midnight Saturday."
Three pilings and a 2-by-12-foot "crutch" had to be
replaced about 500 feet out on the 731-foot pier.
Chamock gave an explanation of the damage: "Toledo
worms bored holes in the pilings where they enter the


sand, and they just broke off."
During the days prior to the repairs, "use at your own
risk" signs were posted. At night, barriers were put up and
Anna Maria Oyster Bar's John Home posted a guard.
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Commission hopes researcher will study Island canals


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Canal Commission is hoping
that a University of Florida canal study will be ex-
tended to include the Island.
Dr. Gustavo Antonini, who is conducting the
study, has completed a pilot study from Cortez to Si-
esta Key. He said the logical extension of the program
would be the remainder of Manatee County.
The canal commission is charged with investigat-
ing the feasibility of the city conducting maintenance
dredging of its canals. Becoming a part of the study
could save the Island cities thousands of dollars and
provide valuable information to the cities and local
boaters.
Antonini's study includes the depths and access
points to the Intracoastal Waterway of canals along the
Gulf coast. Antonini is a professor of geography and
director of the Florida Sea Grant Program at the Uni-
versity of Florida. He is being aided by John Stevely,
Manatee County's Sea Grant extension agent.
The Sea Grant Program is the academic arm of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Antonini explained. The project's goal is to research
better means of waterway management for recreational
boating.
"Over the years, the coastal population has grown
and the demand for waterfront living has increased," he
said. "Land had to be made from the bay bottom and
as a by-product, the canals were dug. These access
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adequately respond to the needs of the recreational
boating community."
He said because of potential damage to bay and Gulf
ecosystems, dredging has been carefully regulated. Sea
Grant and the West Coast Inland Navigational District are
working with the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection to expedite the permitting process while keep-
ing environmental impacts to a minimum.
Antonini said the 34-square-mile pilot project in Big
Sarasota Bay included 80 linear miles of boat channels,
5,000 boats and 2,500 docks. Researchers tried to develop
a system that would fit channel maintenance to boat draft
requirements and apply it on a regional scale.
"We did two basic analyses," he continued. "One
was to determine boat accessibility for each boat from
the dock to deep water. The other was to pinpoint what
segments of the canals were restricting the boats up-
stream from them so we could determine how much
material must be dredged in order to provide unlimited
access to the boats."
In addition to developing management and main-
tenance guidelines, another phase of the project is to
develop maps and materials for boaters, he said.
Stevely said Antonini's study provides objective
technical information to insure the wise use of coastal
resources. In turn, the county Sea Grant program pro-
vides information gathered by the university system to
the people in the communities to help solve problems.
Chuck Listowski, executive director of WCIND,
said his district's goal is to solicit community support
to encourage the state to adopt Antonini's data base as
one of the criteria for permitting.


"If we can extend the study area throughout Mana-
tee County, we can have two contiguous counties com-
pleted," Listowski explained. "We can turn the data
into work projects that involve the preservation and
usability of the resources. The study is our comprehen-
sive plan as to how to improve the infrastructure on the
water."
Listowski urged the three Island cities to pass reso-
lutions supporting Antonini's research and incorporat-
ing Manatee County into the study, which he will take
to DEP on Sept. 26. The Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion passed the resolution last week.
"The district took the initiative to try and create a
data base that would take away the excuses the DEP
has always given us to allow us to dredge and create
channels without going through a process that requires
us to be pushing up daisies before we see anything sub-
stantive happening," Listowski said.
Listowski said if Manatee County is added to the
study, work could begin in the spring of 1998.
Bob Jorgensen, canal commission chairman, asked
if WCIND will help determine the cost of dredging the
city's canals.
"You have to differentiate between inside and out-
side of the canals," Listowski noted. "The district's
money is for public benefit. We'll get you from the
mouth of the canal to the intracoastal. WCIND is not
interested in dredging private canals. Inside the canals
you can have a special assessment of the people that
benefit directly."
He said WCIND can also streamline the permitting
process with the state and coordinate dredging projects
with the city to save costs.


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ALM11B SIli Cortez access issue continues


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The controversial saltwater accesses in Cortez
won't be vacated and split between adjacent property
owners. But just what will become of the narrow strips
won't be known for quite awhile.
On instructions from the Manatee County Com-
mission, Janet Hoffman will be focusing on the prob-
lem, starting with "talking with the major players."
Those majors are Sue Maddox, who wants the
three waterfront strips developed for public use, and
Karen Bell, who asked the county to give up owner-
ship in favor of tradition.
At issue are street-ends that run to the water: a 33-
foot-wide extension of 123rd Street Court between the
Bell and Star fish houses; a 30-footer between Fulford
Fish Co. and Alcee Taylor's residence at 123rd Street;
and a lane alongside the old Sigma Fish Co. plant at
121st Street.


Over the years Maddox has complained that com-
mercial fishermen use the public properties to dry and
mend nets, store small boats, fish traps and other fish-
ing gear, and so on.
Bell, who works at the family-owned Bell Fish Co.
and owns Star Fish next door, says it's all true but it's
all right, that the practice is prevalent everywhere there
are Florida fishermen, that it's part of an old tradition
and Cortez prides itself on being a traditional fishing
village.
Jim Staples, manager of the county Land Acquisi-
tion Division, said Bell's application to vacate county
ownership "will not go forward at this time."
Hoffman, principal planner for the county, got the
problem when commissioners sent it back to staff af-
ter discussion at a regular meeting.
She said she will "see what the conflict is, how big
a problem it is, what the options are. We will try to ac-
commodate everyone."


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By Paul Roat
Signs will soon be a-sprouting in Bradenton
Beach again.
Despite the three large "No" signs that drew resi-
dent and visitor opposition earlier this year, commis-
sioners last week approved a batch of new signs sug-
gesting the do's and don't in the city.
New signage at the city's pier will advise that is
isn't proper to cut bait at unspecified areas. There will
also be signs suggesting that it's not good to let your
dog do his business in the city without proper cleanup.
And there may be a batch of pedestrian crosswalk
notices along Gulf Drive if the Florida Department of
Transportation gives a blessing to the pavement walk-
ways.
Commissioner Connie Drescher spearheaded the
"fish-but-don't-cut-bait" signs at the Bradenton Beach
City Pier. Fishers have been using the rails, benches,
and even swings to slice up fish, scarring the wood
and marring the paint job Drescher and other volun-
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mission. The city also approved 14 signs discussing
other beach no-nos, mostly at street-ends along the
Gulf of Mexico. Those signs advise: "Beach regula-
tions: No dogs, litter, excessive noise, alcohol, semi-
trailers, RVs, parking between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. $75
fine by order of City of Bradenton Beach."
For crosswalks, the Bradenton Beach Civic Asso-
ciation is pushing DOT to paint marked pedestrian
pathways across Gulf Drive and Cortez Road. Lee
Hornack, chair of the civic group, has contacted Mana-
tee County Commissioner Stan Stephens, who agreed
to brace DOT on the concept.
If the state transportation authority approves, the
city would like to see crosswalks at Ninth Street North,
Cortez Road. Second Street North. 27th Street, 11th
Street North and at the Coquina Boat Ramp. Signage
would tell motorists that there is a $78 fine for failure
to yield to pedestrians attempting to cross the road.
The city's three large signs at the entrances to
Bradenton Beach spurred a mini-controversy earlier
this year when it was pointed out that a passing motor-
ist could only read the word "No" and none of the
things prohibited in the city. A city beautification group
agreed to put plantings around the signs to soften the
negative imagery, but nothing has been done.


Public right of way blocked at Sandbar

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Court action would probably be needed to remove the Dumpster. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


Whether the Dumpster has been left out of the fence
enclosure or is within, it seems to be an obvious right of
way violation at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave.
Phil Charnock, Anna Maria building official, ex-
plained, "The Dumpster, pad and fence has been in the
same place since it was approved on June 5, 1989. Our


city attorney says that we (current city officials) are not
liable for the mistakes of previous officials."
Charnock believes it would probably take court
action to correct the situation, and even that may not re-
solve it. So the city has decided to just leave well-
enough alone.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 24, 1997 0 PAGE 11 Ij


Island Players open Oct. 3

with 'An Inspector Calls'


The Island Players will open their 1997-98 theat-
rical season on Oct. 3 with "An Inspector Calls" by J.B.
Priestley.
The play suggests that despite such modernities as
computers and space exploration, basics of humankind
haven't changed all that much.
Says Geoffrey Todd, the production's director,
"Written at a point in British history when the cataclys-
mic changes brought about by World War II were
making themselves felt, Priestley seizes the chance to
speak out against the hypocrisy and shackles of the
class system. He deliberately set the play in 1912, a
time when the evils of the industrial revolution, the
greed and materialism and the sham of Victorian mo-
rality were still forces in society. It is a morality story
that still needs telling."
It features Inspector Goole, who arrives at the
Birling house just after a dinner party celebrating the
engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft. The in-


spector is armed with the pertinent facts of a suicide.
His questioning leads each of the party-goers to reas-
sess his or her involvement with the victim.
Rob Prescott will play the inspector; Sam
McDowell will be Arthur Birling; Martine Shandles
will play Sheila; Debra Keller-McCartney will be
Edna. Two newcomers, John Dicks and Mona R. Upp,
will play Gerald Croft and Cybil Birling, respectively,
and John Durkin will play Eric.
The set is designed by Art Ballman with lighting
by Steve Henderson. Ruth Stevens is stage manager.
The play will run through Oct. 12. Curtain times
are 8 p.m. except for two Sunday matinees at 2. with
no performances Monday. Tickets are $12 each or $50
for the five-play season.
The box office of the theater at Gulf Drive and
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City will be open from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and an hour before each per-
formance of the play. For details phone 778-5755.


IOBTUARIES


Edward L. Bear
Edward L. Bear, 86, of Holmes Beach, died Sept.
22 at Columbia Blake Medical Center.
A service will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 10
a.m. at Griffith-Cline's Island Chapel, 6000 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. The Reverend Ed Stauffer will
officiate. Burial is at Skyway Memorial Gardens, Pal-
metto.
Memorial donations may be made to the American
Heart Association, 5899 Whitfield Ave., Suite 200,
Sarasota FL 34243.
Born in Peoria, Ill., Mr. Bear came to the Island in
1958 from Peoria. He was a teacher at Manatee Vo-
Tech. He was a graduate of the University of South
Florida. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two sons, David,
of Sarasota and John of Bradenton; a sister, Marie
Johnston, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and four grandsons.

Patricia L. Francis
Patricia L. Francis, 50, of Bradenton Beach, died
Sept. 17 in Hospice House of Bradenton.
Born in Combs, Ky., Mrs. Francis came to Mana-
tee County from St. Petersburg in 1996. She was em-
ployed as a cosmetologist at Tina's Beauty Salon on
Longboat Key. She was past president of the Manatee
County Young Republican Club.
She is survived by two sons, John and Marc, both
of Bradenton Beach; three sisters, Ruth Anne Deaton
of Macy, Ind., and Julie Marie DePlant and Ruby
Mawby, both of Seminole; and a brother, Raleigh of
San Jose, Calif.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Satur-
day, Sept. 27, at Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, with the Rev. Dr. Bill
Grossman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Covell
Cremation and Funeral Center, Bradenton, is in charge
of the arrangements.

Terry Bass Jones
Terry Bass Jones, 74, of Holmes Beach, died Sept.
18, in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Jones came to Manatee
County from Iowa City, Iowa, in 1972. He was a retired
physical therapist and director of the School of Physi-
cal Therapy at the University of Iowa. He was a mem-


ber of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He founded the
School of Physical Therapy at Florida International
University, Miami. and earned a Fulbright Grant to
establish the School of Physical Therapy, Rome, Italy.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as
a paratrooper and medic.
He is survived by his wife, Anne; three daughters,
Margaret Jones and Linda Ketchum. both of Miami,
and Diane Lovetinsky of Nederland, Texas; a step-
daughter, Helen Banning of Portugal; two sons, Terry
of Bradenton and Mark of Oto Mandel Valley, Aus-
tralia; two stepsons, Edward Banning of New York
City and David Banning of Anna Maria; a sister,
Vanis Reilly of Largo; a brother, Robert of Holmes
Beach, and 17 grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel in Holmes Beach. Service was
held at St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev.
Patrick Farrell officiating. Burial was in Manasota
Memorial Park, Bradenton. Memorial contributions
may be made to American Parkinson's Disease Asso-
ciation Inc., 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Is-
land, NY 10305.


Derek Chandler Simons
Derek Chandler Simons, 30, of Bradenton, died
Tuesday, Sept. 2.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 4,
at 3 p.m. at the Cortez Road chapel of Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Bradenton.
Simons was born in Charleston, S.C., and came to
Bradenton in 1968 with his family. He graduated from
Bayshore High School and Manatee Community Col-
lege. He was employed by Associated Dental Tech-
nicians in Clearwater. He was formerly a courier for
theLongboat Observer.
Simons was an avid fisherman and a friend of
many Islanders and Cortez residents. He was an ama-
teur herpetologist who taught volunteer classes about
snakes to local schools and for Florida Power and
Light.
Simons was a member of the West Bradenton of
Jehovah's Witnesses.
Simons is survived by his wife, Cindy; two step-
sons, Joshua and Zachary Richards, his mother,
Wendi, advertising manager for the Longboat Ob-
server, father, Paul, and paternal grandparents Robert
and Marian Simons of Ellenton.


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But it wouldn't turn though I squeezed, pulled and pounded with all my might.
So I wrote a letter to the company 'cause I am not a violent man,
And said they were missing a bet 'cause the old folks couldn't open up the can.
But they said they had to build all those cans that way,
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Roser Church pastor to
teach Bible study class
Pastor Wayne Kirk of Roser Memorial Community
Church will teach a special eight-part Bible study on
Christian basics Thursday, Oct. 2, through Nov. 20.
Classes will be held Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 7
p.m. Church van transportation will be available for
both sessions, as will child care.
Anyone interested in reviewing their knowledge of
the Christian basics, as well as those who are just be-
ginning to study the Bible, are welcome to attend.
There will be a $10 fee if the book is purchased.
For information and to register, call Molly Parks at
778-0414 or 778-7322. The church is located at 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.

Bloodmobile at
fire station Oct. 11
The Manatee Community Blood Center's Blood-
mobile will be at Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, on Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bradenton Beach Civic
Association to meet
The Bradenton Beach Civic Association will meet
on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at Bradenton Beach
City Hall.
Members and guests are invited to attend.
Call Lee Hornack at 778-1168 for more informa-
tion.

Guardian Ad-Litem program
set for Women's Club
A Florida Guardian Ad-Litem program, a child rep-
resentative agency established by the judicial system,
will be presented at the first season meeting of the Gen-
eral Federation of Women's Clubs International
Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island Inc.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at
1 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Guests are invited to attend. Membership inquiries
may be directed to Margaret Art, second vice-president,
at 778-3624.


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The Island Branch Library is about to see hordes
of alligators, none of them dangerous but some of them
questionable.
Doug and Pat Copeland of Anna Maria will display
their collection of gators all October in the front part of
the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
They started collecting representations of the rep-
tile when they first came to Anna Maria Island 25 years
ago as a tongue-in-cheek salute to their new home state.
"Man, they were tacky at first," Pat Copeland said.
"We started with tourist mementos, then got interested
and expanded into art and antique pieces."
Their daughters Layla and Anna joined the hunt as
they grew up, scouting stores and flea markets and yard
sales. The Copelands have no idea how many pieces
they've ended up with.
"We have lots of alligator salt and pepper shakers,"
said Ms. Copeland. "A bunch of windup toys, ash trays,
a couple of 1950s purses and clutch bags that use a
whole small alligator.
"There are a lot of wood carvings such as pipes and
walking sticks, an alligator ocarina, a German shertz
pfeife, which you blow in one end and a horn blats and
a gator pops out of the other end."
Somewhat reluctantly she admits to owning one
carved alligator with a dog in its mouth. Her favorite
is a stuffed alligator with "really, really tacky" cloth-
ing which the family calls Barbie Gator.
The Copelands live in Anna Maria City, where
Doug makes custom cabinets and furniture and occa-
sionally tends bar. Pat has been a newspaper reporter
on the Island for 17 years, currently with The Islander
Bystander. Daughter Layla is at Manatee Community
College, Anna in Manatee High School.
The collection and the library open at 10 a.m. six

'Plaza Suite' auditions
scheduled by Players
Auditions for "Plaza Suite" are planned for 7:30
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. at the Island Players Theater, Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue. Anna Maria City.
Director Phyllis Elfenbein said she has parts for
four men, one from 20 to 30, one from 40 to 50, two
over 50, and four women in the same numbers and age
ranges. The play will open Nov. 14. For further infor-
mation call 778-4412.

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Longboat art center
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During October, the Longboat Key Art Center will
offer a variety of classes.
Classes will include Drawing with Color. Glass on
Metal Techniques; Jewelry. Creative All-Media Paint-
ing, Watercolor, and Pottery.
For a schedule, listing of instructors and cost, call
the center at 383-2345 or stop by at 6860 Longboat
Drive S., Longboat Key.


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Manatee County Cultural
Alliance to hold forum
Artists, community leaders and friends of the arts
are invited to attend the Third Annual Arts Forum
sponsored by the Manatee County Cultural Alliance.
This year's theme is "Looking at the Future the
Changing Role of Arts & Culture in Manatee County."
The event will be held in the meeting room of the
Bradenton Herald, 102 Manatee Ave. W., Tuesday, Sept.
30. The annual meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. followed by
a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the forum at 7 p.m.
Contact the alliance at 721-0405 for a list of speak-
ers or for additional information.
Jazz Club Jam set for
Saturday night
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will present a Jazz Club
Jam on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Holley
Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota.
For cost and information, call 366-1552.


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works at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach, through Oct.
18. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.
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Gloria Dei awards scholarship
Valeri Borstelmann, left, daughter of Richard and
Rhonda Borstelmann ofHolmes Beach. is presented
the John & Caroline Martens Scholarship by Sandy
Martens. Borstelmann received $2,000 for her 1997-
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Hello Publix?
The Island grapevine was working overtime with ru-
mors concerning the sale of Island Foods and the surround-
ing property.
Smart speculation is whoever is buying will now have
enough property to put in a sizable development. At the top
of the list of possibilities: Publix.
It is with mixed feelings we'll be saying good-bye to
independent ownership of the larger of two grocers on
Anna Maria.
We are, after all, largely an island of independents. For
many years a myth has existed that "chain" stores and res-


taurants are not permitted on Anna Maria Island.
Look around! That's just not true. Franchises and
branch offices abound. Starting with True Value Hardware,
there's also Subway, Eckerd, Walgreens, Shells restaurant,
Barnett and First Union banks and a bevy of real estate
affiliates, to name a few.
What is true is that drive-ups such as utilized at
McDonalds or Burger King are not allowed. That being the
case, along with high property prices, we have been spared
from drive-thru chains. Even banks must gain a variance
for drive-up service.
Folks like Holmes Beach Commissioner Carol
Whitmore will be reminiscing when the wrecking ball ar-
rives at Island Foods. She worked her way through school
in the bakery at the food store.
Others, grown now, played on ball teams sponsored by
the store, even back when it was called Foodway.
My daughter's first "paycheck" job was stocking
shelves at Foodway as many Island kids have done over
the years with goals to buy cars, pay for school and earn


independence.
We've looked to Island Foods during all seasons for
many reasons for Christmas trees and hurricane sup-
plies. It's been a good relationship.
And yet with its independence, came somewhat higher
prices and some Islanders took their business to bigger
chains in town.
So what better could we ask for than Publix? A
Florida-grown, employee-owned corporation. Listed high-
est in reader scores, reflecting the overall shopping expe-
rience in a survey by Consumer Reports, Publix offers
consumers "premium prices in exchange for high-quality
food in a store that's clean and offers fast, courteous ser-
vice ...."
Strengths were noted in the bakery (top score), meat,
deli, produce and specials in stock.
We've at least got something to look forward to if Is-
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X MARKS THE SPOT1 123 46 7 29 03 I" 1 1 7 7
BY RoBERT H. WOLFE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZl I M I EI


ACROSS
1 Old Turkish
anstocracy
6 Gailey of
"Miracle on 34th
Street"
10 "He" and "she"
follower
14 Hold off
19 Wasn't upright
20 Actress
Anderson
21 Crown
22 Mideast's Gulf
of-
23 Heckles, say
25 Rare book
dealer's abbr.
26 1989Tom Hanks
film, with "The"
27 UXS
29 Examines
closely
30 Temper
31 Ar. nation
32 Obeyed a flasher
33 Timely girl's
name
34 Deplorable
35 Bleat
36 In (not yet
moved)
37 Down
39 "To Evening,"
e.g.
40 OX
44 Early American
orator Fisher

g e m 4


jF


45 Jerusalem
artichoke, e.g.
48 Tabloid, maybe
49 Pays what's
expected
51 Western tribe
52 Problem for a
dentist
54 "-- Baby"
("Hair" song)
56 They lack
refinement
58 --Town


94 Barbecue sound
97 Tangs
99 Tie again
102 Stable nibble
103 Shooter
104 Temple
architectural
features
105 bXw
109 Jousting
1110 Morales of "La
Bamba"
111 Free of criticism


59 Razor-billed bird 112 King protectors


60 Cutty-
61 Some theater
64 Mil. drop site
65 THOOOX
68 Grp. that
conducts many
tests
69 Runner'sjersey
71 Pro side
72 One of 13 Popes
73 French count.
maybe
74 Flurries
75 Not solid
76 Old-fashioned
lady
77 "- agnus Dei"
(Christian
phrase)
78 Former
81 Roll
82 Inevitable
83 Spell
85 IX
90 Copy
91 Bluejacket
92 Before long
93 Player's grp.


1 .3 Regnum
114 Ring foe
115 Noted Civil War
biography
116 Pick up
117 Spawning fish
118 Ending with
hoop
119 Chicago's--
Expressway
DOWN
1 Common
defenses
2 Equus and others
3 Covered, in a
way
4 Over
5 Decoration for a
newlywed's car
16 Threw toward
7 Fibrous
8 Inner beginner
'9 Dropping, in a
mannerof
speaking
10 Indy occurrence
11 Soft drink name
12 "Who's there?"
reply


13 Figure in a
murder
mystery
14 Lightly touches
15 Accouter
16 10 X
17 It's on its way
out
18 Struggles with.
as a varmint
24 Let go
28 Kind of horn
36 Afternoon tare
38 Gray
40 Onetime
Chicago V.I.P
41 Early wheels
42 Eastern verse
43 Suffix with
glass
44 A celebrity may
have one
45 Big brass
46 More romance
47 ? X
50 Breaks down, in
a way
52 Kind of society
53 "Star Wars"
name
54 Showed
wonderment
55 Warner--
57 Win over
60 Eye-opening
problem
61 Word n a
billet-doux
62 Pion's place
63 Saddled
65 What's more
66 Film director
Sam


67 S C.Johnson
spray
70 Joint deposit?
73 Kind of ears
75 Announcement
makers, for
short
76 Tony-vwinning
producer
Theodore


79 SomeTNT
sports coverage
80 backside
81 Certain
illustrations
82 Utensils
83 Church events
84 Shoe style
86 Major news
media


87 Sicilian resort
88 Object of a
charity search
89 More than
"Gosh!"
91 Dangerous pest
94 "- Nacht"
(German
Christmas
carol)


95 Fine liner fabric
96 Nobel and
others
98 Summits
100 Succeed
101 Hoops
106 Cat's-paw, e.g
107 Rhine feeder
108 Sped


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 10, burglary, 100 block of Los Cedros. The
victim reported a person unknown entered the house,
ransacked it and removed a drawer containing mounted
coins and a large number of CDs.
Sept. 11, burglary to an automobile, 10002 Gulf
Drive, Bortell's Lounge. The victim reported a person
unknown removed items from the center console.
Sept. 12, burglary to an automobile, 980 block of
Gulf Drive. The victim reported a person unknown re-
moved a briefcase containing keys, a camera and a knife.
Sept. 12, obstructing without violence, 400 block
of Alamanda. The deputy was investigating a domes-
tic disturbance and reported one subject was obstruct-
ing the investigation.
Sept. 17, criminal mischief, 307 Pine, general
store. The complainant reported a person unknown
threw a brick through a window of the business.

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Sept. 11, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key. A
bicyclist advised the officer that he saw a car with a bro-
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Sept. 12, grand theft, 100 block of 11th Street
South. The victim reported a ring valued at $3,750 and
24 CDs valued at $250 were missing after two un-
known subjects visited a friend staying at her residence.
Sept. 12, criminal mischief, 2201 Gulf Drive, Sun-
set Beach Motel. The complainant reported a person un-
known damaged a sign. Damages were $600 to $700.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 12, theft, 5901 Marina Drive, police depart-
ment. Police Chief Jay Romine reported a person un-
known removed a Bible from the seat of his police vehicle.
Sept. 12. lost property a driver's license, credit
cards and personal papers, 2600 Gulf Drive, Via Roma
Resort.
Sept. 12, DAV, 6900 Gulf Drive. The officer on
patrol found the subject had been in the process of re-
moving the front tire when the vehicle fell from the
jack and was blocking traffic. The officer advised the
subject not to repair his vehicle while it is in the road.
A tow truck responded to remove the vehicle.
Sept. 12, assist sheriff's department, 400 block of
Alamanda. The officer responded to assist a sheriff's
deputy with a domestic violence call. During an argu-
ment, the subject smashed out his vehicle's windshield.
He was uncooperative and abusive to the deputy and
officer and was placed in custody following several
warnings, said the report.
Sept. 13, assist county, Coquina Beach. The of-
ficer was asked to assist in removing a boat and per-
sonal watercraft from the swimming area. The opera-
tors received warnings.
Sept. 14, vandalism, 5000 block of Second Av-
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Sept. 15, suspicious, 100 block of 75th Street.
The complainant reported a subject climbed into the
window of a residence. The officer found the residence
was abandoned. The subject was not found.
Sept. 16, vandalism, 100 block of 47th Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown dented a car.
Sept. 16, assistance, 3700 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported a coral snake was in the door
frame. The officer trapped and destroyed it.
Sept. 17, theft, 6306 Gulf Drive, Blue Water
Beach Club. The complainant reported the suspect and
his personal secretary checked out of the motel with-
out paying their $3,301.23 bill.
Sept. 18 bad checks $53.22, $37.59, $56.36
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Bradenton. The pair plan to wed on March 28, 1999, in
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Elementary

SSchool menu :
Monday, 9/29/97
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Corn Dog or Hamburger on Bun,
- French Fries, Salad, Peaches
Tuesday, 9/30/97
Breakfast: Pancakes w/Syrup, Juice
S Lunch: Two Tacos w/Lettuce & Tomato or *
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Wednesday, 10/1/97
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese, Broccoli, or
S McRib Sandwich w/Salad, Roll, Straw-
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Thursday, 10/2/97
S Breakfast: Pretzel w/Cheese, Juice
Lunch: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Italian
Salad, Green Beans, Garlic Toast or Mini-
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Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Pizza or Nachos & Cheese, Corn, *
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Island Sports

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


Full steam ahead
for Island soccer
Soccer season is underway at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center with games being played
Monday through Thursday evenings in three divisions.
Division I includes 11 to 13 year olds and Division II
is 8 to 10 year olds. Both Division I and II play on the
"big" field. Division III matches up 5- to 7-year-olds
on a smaller field.
Thursday night's Division II action at the Center is
spotlighted this week.
West Coast Refrigeration, coached by David
Deleon, rode a stingy defense and two goals from
Courtney Taylor to record a 3-1 win over Ben Webb
Landscaping, coached by Tom Powers.
Taylor scored the only goal in the first half at the
15-minute mark to give West Coast a 1-0 lead. It stood
until half-time.
West Coast came out strong in the second half,
scoring two goals in the first 12 minutes to put the
game away.
Following the kick off, West Coast capitalized on
some nice passing between Blake Tyre and Taylor that
resulted in a Tyre goal in the 35th minute for a 2-0 lead.
Ben Webb just missed on an opportunity to cut his
team deficit on the ensuing kick off. Webb Landscap-
ing moved the ball into its offensive end where Kyle
Schweitzer sent the ball into the goal mouth. The de-
fense cleared the ball to a waiting Michael Wallen, who
hammered it just over the crossbar.
West Coast came right back as Taylor stole the ball
near mid-field, out-raced the defense and took the ball
in with only the goalie to beat. Taylor's initial shot was
turned away on a nice save by Webb goalie Christin
Chiles, but the rebound went right back to Taylor and


she finished it off, giving West Coast a 3-0 lead.
Schweitzer finally got Ben Webb Landscaping on
the scoreboard when he stole the ball at the 18-yard
line, cut back to his left and hit a nice, left-footed shot
to the far post to cut the deficit to 3-1, which is how the
game ended.
The second game of the evening pitted Jessie's
Island Store, coached by Adrian Moger, against Mr.
Bones, coached by Gary Miller. Mr. Bones scored two
second-half goals to record the win, with goals from
Max Gazzo and Lorenzo Rivera.
The game started out like it was going to be a long
night for Mr. Bones as Bryan Carrera, Sean Pittman
and Michael Mijares kept the ball in the offensive end
for Jessie's.
The first big chance came when Pittman was taken
down at the 18-yard line. Carrera took the direct kick
but sent it harmlessly over the goal.
Carrera and Pittman again worked the ball down
field on short passes where Carrera fired a shot that
was just over the cross bar. Minutes later Carrera
again found himself in position to shoot, thanks to a
nice pass from Mijares. But Carrera's shot was saved
by goalie Lorenzo Rivera, which resulted in a corner
kick for Jessie's.
The corner kick was cleared by the defense but
Jessie's came right back, getting a shot on goal from
Carrera which was turned away by Rivera in the goal
and Pittman, who made a nice run down the right
side. Pittman's shot went wide off the goal as the
first half came to a scoreless close.
In the second half Mr. Bones step up the offen-
sive pressure. They finally capitalized on one of sev-
eral nice runs by Jordan Pritchard to take a one-shot
lead. Pritchard brought the ball up the left side and
sent a shot into the goal mouth. A defender for
Jessie's blocked the shot with their hand, resulting in
a penalty kick.
The rest of the game was end-to-end action as
Pittman and Carrera worked the ball up field only to
have Mr. Bones' defense turn them away, resulting in
swift counter attacks led by Pritchard, Gazzo and
Daniel Miller.
Pritchard helped Mr. Bones add to its lead when he
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hitting a pass across the goal mouth to an on-rushing
Lorenzo Rivera, who hammered the ball into the back
of the net for an insurmountable 2-0 lead.
Jessie's came back with one last offensive push but
Pittman's goal was disallowed because of an offsides
call and Carrera's long direct kick was blocked by
Rivera as time expired.
The Island Football Club had a "bye" this weekend
so they held an early-morning practice before settling
down to an afternoon of food and professional football
at one of the team's sponsors: Tip of the Island Pub and
Restaurant.
Owners Roger and Annie Mousseau are hosting
"football Sundays" with an all-you-can-eat buffet. It
comes in handy for hungry IFC soccer players.
The place was packed for the game between the.
Dolphins and the new-look Buccaneers. If you're into
food, football and good friends, this is the place to be
on Sunday.
IFC is back in action on Sunday, Sept. 28, against
South-Side Jammers at Lakewood Park in south St.
Petersburg. The out-of-town caravan leaves from
Albertson's parking lot at 75th Street at 11 a.m. for the
1 p.m. game.
Call for more information or to report sports news
to Kevin Cassidy at 778-3153.


Longboat Chamber to
hold golf, tennis
tourneys Saturday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
will hold its Eighth Annual Golf & Tennis Tour-
nament on Saturday, Sept. 27, at University
Park and Country Club.
The entry fee for golf is $80 per person and
includes greens fees, golf cart, complimentary
range balls, a hole-in-one contest and buffet din-
ner.
The entry fee for tennis is $40 per person
and includes a clinic hosted by the University
Park Country Club pro staff, new tennis balls,
prizes and the buffet dinner.
The format for golf is a shotgun start at 1
p.m. and the tennis format is round robin
doubles match play.
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Strange, silly season is upon us again did it ever go?


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
In case you haven't heard, they're moving the
country. Or at least a little bit of it.
One of Key West's best-known landmarks is "the
southern most point in the continental United States."
If you've ever been to Key West, you've undoubtedly
seen it.
Now the good chieftains of that end-of-the-road
resort say there's too much tourist traffic at the south-
ernmost sign and they want to move it to where it won't
disturb a nearby neighborhood.
Turns out it isn't even the southernmost point any-
"vay. That's over on the naval base and it certainly is
not available for tourist excursions.
So those sly Key West pirates have been fooling us
all along and now they're thinking about moving the
southernmost point down onto Duval Street, the main
commercial area, where it will generate more money
and disturb fewer taxpayers.
Remember this the next time you're thinking we
sometimes have a corner on goofy controversies and
bad government decisions.

North Lido pines
Two homicide detectives from the Sarasota Police
Department have spent a month now trying to find out
who's killing trees on North Lido Beach. Yep, homi-
cide detectives.
Over the past year a couple dozen Australian pines
and a few Norfolk Island pines in Lido Beach park have
"died. Likewise in a common area adjoining the park
owned by the nearby neighborhood association and
even on adjoining private lots. Some were cut down
with a saw, some had holes drilled in their trunks and
died and some appear to have been simply struck by
lightning.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Sept. 20 horseshoe games
were Bill Cooney and Ron Pepka. Runners-up
were George Landraitis and Charles Sierra.
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no member-
ship fees and everyone is welcome.



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Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Sept 24 5:58 2.2 - 10:05 1.6 1:55 0.5
Sept 25 7:31 2.1 12:51 1.5 10:40 1.7 3:02 0.5
Sept 26 8:53 2.1 2:29 1.4 11:02 1.7 3:59 0.5
Sept 27 10:01 2.2 3:32 1.2 11:25 1.8 4:39 0.6
Sept 28 10:55 2.2 4:18 1.0 11:42 1.8 5:14 0.6
Sept29 11:40 2.2 4:56 0.9 11:57 1.9 5:42 0.7
Sept30 5:32 0.7 12:19 2.2 6:04 0.8
NM Oct1 12:14 2.0 6:03 0.6 12:54 2.1 6:25 0.9
SCortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later


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So disregarding lightning strikes, the police want
to know who's killing the rest of the trees. Some
neighbors have pictures of private landscape work-
ers spraying something in the common area and the
park. They're not supposed to do that. And they are
employed by a homeowner whose water view will
most likely be improved by the absence of trees.
Mother nature sacrifices for man's selfishness,
again.
After weeks of investigation, police have named
four suspects:
Laurence Saslaw, whom the police affidavits
identify as a homeowner who hired others to saw
down some trees and spray other growth with a
chemical growth deterrent, Round-up; Luiz and
Christine Ortiz, whose Longboat Key landscaping
company Saslaw is said to have retained to clear the
trees, and Gerald Stefandl, a handyman who works
for Saslaw.
The affidavits say Ortiz Tropical Landscapes and
Gardening Inc. employees were observed and photo-
graphed spraying the area near Saslaw's home, and
earlier had been seen sawing an Australian pine on city
property.
The city's prosecuting attorney, Michael Perry,
said Tuesday he is considering legal steps, adding that
the maximum penalties under the city code for such
infractions were up to 60 days in jail, $500 fine, six
months probation and a $25 city fee.

Killer heads south
Speaking of keeping you posted, that killer organ-
ism Pfiesteria piscicida from the book entitled "And
the Water Turned To Blood" by Rodney Barker, men-
tioned in this column about three months ago, has now
spread. Starting in the Carolina estuaries, the critter is
now causing nasty sores on fish, and on the hands of
the fishers who handle them, up into Chesapeake Bay
and down as far south as the St. Johns River in north
Florida.
A few folks have been very seriously hurt and pos-
sibly there are deaths caused by exposure to this organ-
ism which rises up from the bottom in a cloud to attack
fish like something in a really bad movie.
"Experts" there say the fish are actually OK to eat.
Hmmm. Think I'll warm up that frozen rabbit strew.

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If you're 48 years old, have a household income of
$71,000 and have kids under the age of 18 living at
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The organization has pulled together some statis-
tics about boats and boaters that reveal that first-time
boating experiences begin between 10 and 14 years of
age, about half of those starting with parents.
The typical boat is a 17- to 21-foot family runabout
or fishing boat which is trailered.
And nine out of 10 boat buyers attended some type
of boat show to check out what's available or to price
out different models.
Despite all the water around here, Florida is not the
top boating state, according to boat registration figures
from the U.S. Coast Guard. The biggest boat state is
Michigan with 947,601 registered vessels. Florida
comes in fourth, with 744,123 boats. Numbers two and
three, by the way, are California and Minnesota.
The state with the least boats: Alaska.

Ecotourism comes of age in
Florida, we're ahead of the curve
Here's some more statistics for you to mull over.
Eco-tourism is the fastest growing segment of tour-
ism in the world. People spent $1.2 billion just watch-
ing birds in Florida in 1991. Yes, that's billion.
The state's parks collected $201 million last year
from visitors. In our area, $45 million was generated
and 1,364 jobs were generated from the park system.
In an attempt to increase those eco-dollars, the
Florida Commission on Tourism is contemplating
coming up with a plan to sell the Florida environment.
The group will meet Thursday to discuss the matter,
although officials admit they don't have any money to
come up with anything other than a study.
Fortunately, we apparently are ahead of the eco-
trend here. Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program
officials are feverishly working with the National Park
Service to develop a Heritage Trail system in the Mana-
tee and Sarasota county area.
The concept is to bring together all of the region's
environmental, cultural and historical highlights. Edu-
cation will be provided in the form of some type of lit-
erature, and a map will be provided to people who want
to look at the area's natural wonders. There will also
be signage to help point out the good stuff.
More than 100 people showed up in March to dis-
cuss the trail plan. Another session is scheduled for Jan.
14 (a Sept. 24 meeting has been canceled).
It's nice to see that we're ahead of the curve on this
type of tourist attraction. After all, the park system
people have said that just a 10 percent increase in visi-
tors to their nature areas would pump about $17 mil-
lion a year into local economies.
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Angling action continues strong; look for reds, snapper


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing still holds strong off the Island. Bay fish-
ers are reporting good catches of redfish, snook and
trout. For those working the passes, mackerel are a
good bet, and offshore anglers are still bringing back
nice grouper, snapper and amberjack.
Rod and Reel Pier fishers should look forward to
plenty of good-sized mangrove snapper, mackerel, red-
fish and snook.
The folks at the Anna Maria City Pier said an-
glers there are catching mangrove snapper, mackerel
and snook.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 55 head of Key West grunts and
sand perch. The six-hour trips averaged 120 head of
lane snapper, Key West grunts, mangrove snapper and
grouper. On one of the nine-hour trips, Bill Webster
caught a huge 26-pound black grouper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II is catching reds up to 30 inches long and
snook at 27 inches in the backwater. Open-water flats
fishing is finding 20-inch-long trout, pompano at about
the same size as well as bluefish and flounder. There
are also good catches of Spanish mackerel out there,
plus mangrove snapper, and Capt. Zack expects cobia
to start coming any day now.
On the Grand Slam, Jim Burnett of Longboat Key
brought back a boatload last week: 25-pound black grou-
per, seven-pound dolphin and 60-pound amberjack. Fish-
ing action is in about 120 feet of water using live bait.
Capt. Rick Gross said linesiders are one of his
best bets as long as the tides hold and the bait re-

Center soccer

standings, week 1
Division 1 (11- to 13-year-olds)


Team
Handy Trac Systems
Islander Bystander
Island Real Estate
Dowling Park
Island Pest Control
LaPensee Plumbing

Division 2 (8- to
Team,
Mr. Bones
Westcoast Refrigeration
Island Animal Clinic
Air & Energy
Longboat Observer
Ben Webb Landscaping
Jessie's Island Store


Record
1-0
1-0
1-0
0-1
0-1
0-1


Points
3
3
3
0
0
0


10-year-olds)
Record Points
1-0-1 4
1-0-1 4
1-0 3
0-0-1 1
0-0-1 1
0-1 0
0-2 0


Wed. Sept. 24
Thurs. Sept. 25
Mon. Sept. 29
Tues. Sept. 30

Division 2
8 to 10 year olds,
Wed. Sept. 24
Thurs. Sept. 25
Mon. Sept. 29
Tues. Sept. 30

Division 3
5 to 7 year olds
Thurs. Sept. 25
Thurs. Sept. 25
Mon. Sept. 29
Mon. Sept. 29


LaPensee Plumbing vs. Island Real Estate
Dowling Park vs. Islander Bystander
LaPensec Plumbing vs. Island Pest Control
Dowling Park vs. Handy Trac System


game time is 6 p.m.
Island Animal Clinic vs. Ben Webb Landscaping
Mr. Bones vs. Longboat Observer
Mr. Bones vs. Island Animal Clinic
Air & Energy vs. West Coast Cooling


6 p.m. Galati Marine vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
7 p.m. H.B. Mini Storage vs. Ben Braxton C.P.A.
6 p.m. Ben Braxton C.P.A. vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
7 p.m. B&M Heating & Cooling vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens


Flats Frenzy
winners
Richard Goerlich and
Brenda Hinton, both of
Tampa, took first place
honors in the Mar Vista
Flats Frenzy, a catch-
and-release fishing
tournament for snook,
redfish and trout. The
pair caught a 27-inch
snook, 22-inch red and
20-inch trout. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat


mains plentiful.
On my boat Magic we've been catching lots and
lots of redfish up to 30 inches, a few keeper snook and
mackerel off the beaches.
Capt. Tom Chaya said reds and snook are keep-
ing his charters happy, with most catches running on
the large side of the slot limit.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said redfish action
is the best bet in the backwater, with mangrove snap-
per lurking along the Intracoastal Waterway. Offshore,


pelagic fish such as dolphin, tuna and wahoo are still
being caught, and bottom fishing remains good for this
time of year.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
catching good-sized snook and trout.
At the Skyway Fishing Pier, anglers report mack-
erel fishing good in the morning, snapper at night and
flounder during the day. There are also catches of small
sharks and yellowtail jacks coming in.
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in 1952 on a 85x107 lot, was sold 7/23/97, Boston to
Torres, for $220,000; list $239,900.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 105 Sun Plaza
West, an elevated 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981, was
sold 7/22/97, Coleman to Bryan, for $158,000; list
$162,500.
6700 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 22 Gulfplace, a
2bed/2bath 1,100 sfla condo built in 1976, was sold 7/
23/97, Southern Glass Products to Coleman, for
S$144,000; list unknown.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 158 Runaway
Bay, a lbed/lbath 722 sfla condo built in 1978, was
sold 8/1/97, Cheetham to Rice, for $78,000; list un-
known.
219 84th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 1135
sfla 2bed/lbath/lcp home built in 1960 on a 9000 sf lot,
was sold 8/1/97, Kent to Depaoli, for $151,000; list
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3701 Fifth Ave., Holmes Beach, 2 Gulf View
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3805 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 20 Sunbow Bay
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537 69th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level canal
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Condos, a Gulffront2bed/2bath unit built in 1969, was
sold 7/30/97, Anderson to Stockert & Rein, for
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6300 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, 101 Shell Point,
a lbed/lbath condo built in 1973, was sold 7/31/97,
Vandyke to Sobers, for $81,500; list $89,900.
867 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground level bay
'front 1465 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1968 on
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REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 22

1001 Bay Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a bayfront
2,044 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1948 on
a 11,211 sf lot, was sold 8/7/97, Joslin to Northern, for
$300,000; list unknown.
104 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 101 Gulf View,
a Gulffront 2bed/2bath 1,029 sfla condo built in 1980,
was sold 8/8/97, VandeVrede to Clark, for $170,000;
list unknown.
5610 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, A-F Hidden Cove,
a Gulffront condo complex with 6 units of 1,456 sfla
with 2.5 baths each and built in 1996, were sold indi-
vidually in July, August, and September of 1996, Hid-
den Cove Beach Homes to Diaz, Jaeger, Hobbs,
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7204 Palm Dr., Holmes Beach, a 4bed/2.5bath
2,320 sfla home with deeded boat slip, built in 1958
and 1996 on a 90x85 lot, was sold 8/6/97, Stemm to
Pollock, for $169,750; list $174,500.
222 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a 5bed/2.5bath
canalfront 1,676 sfla duplex built in 1956 on an 80x93
lot, was sold 8/12/97, McKenna to O'Donnell, for
$172,500; list $194,000.
260 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated
3bed/2bath/2car 1,691 sfla home built in 1994 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 8/11/97, Lie to Shuford, for
$211,250; list $219,950.
3607 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 209 Sandy Pointe
2, an elevated 2bed/2bath/2car 1,150 sfla condo built
in 1996, was sold 8/15/97, Fla. Homebuyers Insurance


to Campana, for $125,000; list $109,500.
4307 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 102 Cayman Cay
Villas, a 2bed/2bath 1,031 sfla condo built in 1974, was
sold 8/12/97, Goralczyk to Wright, for $115,000; list
unknown.
524 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, an elevated 3bed/
3bath/2car 1,176 sfla home built in 1978 on a 52x145
lot, was sold 8/11/97, Carlson to Ice, for $170,000; list
$179,000.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5429 Gulf Drive
Apts., a ground-floor 2bed/2bath 1,374 sfla condo built
in 1969, was sold 8/12/97, Maute to Beckett, for
$162,000; list unknown.
* Compiled exclusively for The Islander Bystander by
Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.


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MARTINIQUE CONDO Southern
Gulffront view, heated pool, tennis,
white-sandy walking beach and
dose to stores. 2BR/2BA turkey fur-
nished $139,900. #CH19316.
CANALFRONT Tender loving care
reflects throughout this 2BR/2BA
home with a flowing-floor plan, for-
mal dining room, eat in kitchen and
lanai. $199.900. #CH23404.
SAN REMO SHORES 3BR/2BA
home located on a deep-water canal.
Includes boat dock and davits plus
in-ground pool with solar heat and
wood-buming fireplace. #CH24264.
$195,000.


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PROPERTY MANAGEMENTIRENTALS 778-2055


2BR/2BA
2BR2BA
2BR2BA
2BR/2.5BA
2BR/2BA
3BR/2BA
3BR/2BA
2BR/1.5BA
2BR/1BA


WEEKLY/MONTHLY/SEA
Condo I beautiful bay view
Gulf view condo wlpool
Gulf view luxury condo w/p
Townhouse w/pool
Condo
Executive pool home
Home steps to the beach
Duplex
Bradenton Beach apt. w/Ja


SONAL
$850wk
$750wk
tool $900wk
$600wk
$800mth for summer
$2500mth
$900wk
$650wk
icuzzi $500wk


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REALTOR

Hablo Espanol

Office:
941-778-0766 ext. 215
800-778-8448
Home:
941-794-6303


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PALMA SOLA PERFECTION
Beautifully-maintained 3BR/2BA split-plan home was
former builder's model. Spacious greatroom features
cathedral ceiling, wood-buring 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.
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EXCEPTIONAL IN EVERY WAY
Prestigious NW Bradenton 4-5BR/3.5BA executive pool
home. Bright and spacious with high ceilings, gourmet
kitchen, formal dining room, exercise room, loft, and
large family room overlooking the caged self-cleaning
pool and heated spa. $340,000. #RE24678. Preview
this exceptional property today. Call Richard Estock
anytime 794-6303.


"COME RELAX AND HAVE FUN" Enjoy this spacious 2BR/2BA home with family/play room, solar-heated caged pool,
boat davits, deep-water canal with no bridges to the bay. Street-lighted community just steps to the Causeway side-
walk and Palma Sola Bay. $209,500. #20477. Call June Gilley anytime, 792-0758.
IMPERIAL HOUSE CONDOS Affordable condos in excellent area with heated pool, fishing dock, clubhouse, bayside
patio and deeded Gulf access. Two to choose from; 2BR/2BA pool side $94,900 #20338 and 1 BR/1BA bayview $79,900
#21123. Call Carol Heinze anytime, 778-7246.
GOLF COMMUNITY Near beaches. End unit, 2-3BR/2BA. Active community offering golf, tennis, woodworking, ce-
ramics, and exercise room. Call Karen or Bob Lohse 795-5336 ext 204. Now priced at $119,000. #22745.
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CANALFRONT IN ANNA MARIA
413 Poinsettia
A 2BR/2BA split design home with two-car
garage, canalfront Florida room with breakfast
bar to kitchen, dock. $199,000.


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QUEEN-SIZE BOX SPRING and mattress, like new.
$100. Call 778-7449 eves.

TWO TWIN BEDS Sealy firm with frames. Excellent
condition. $60 each. Rubbermaid outdoor storage
shed. $75. 778-6406.

CARDIO RIDER like new, best offer. Girls bicycle,
Malibu, like new, beautiful. Exercise bicycle, good
working condition. Call 778-7753.

CUSTOM WATERBED king soft-sided waveless,
mirrored headboard with lights and storage, extras.
Like new. $250 OBO. Call Mr. Bill at 778-1110.

- 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.

TAN DOUBLE RECLINER good condition $150.
30" riding lawn mower, needs work $50. 778-5405
anytime.



GARAGE SALE Sat., Sept. 27, 8-? Furniture, tools,
Christmas decor, other miscellaneous items. Take
Key Royale to 622 N. Point Dr., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE Sat. & Sun., Sept. 27 & 28, 9-5. 518
71st Street, Holmes Beach (off Marina Dr.).


GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Sept. 26 & 27, 8-2. An-
tiques, collectibles, TV's, furniture, wicker. 109 Los
Cedros, Anna Maria (off Pine Ave.).

PARKING LOT SALE Sat., Sept. 27, 8-? Berliner
Backstrube. Furniture, collectibles, miscellaneous.
117 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.

YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., Sept. 26 & 27, 9-1. Stuff for
everyone. 3702 5th Avenue, Holmes Beach.

FLEA MARKET SALE Sat., Sept. 27, 9-2. "Willy's
General Store". Chairs, glassware, some restaurant
equipment. Cheap. 110 Bridge St., Bradenton
Beach.

ESTATE SALE Thurs., Sept. 25, 9:30-3. Three Chi-
nese rugs, Oriental furniture including carved chest
and two nest of tables, set of silver plate, Cinnabar
stemware, TV, China cabinet, twin bed set, sewing
machine, vacuum, tools, kitchenware, linens, deco-
rative accessories, miscellaneous. 207 68th Street'
W., Holmes Beach. Sale conducted by Palma Sola
Appraisals and Sales Inc., Ina H. Baden, President.
Numbers will be given at 8 am.



MISSING SIAMESE KITTY white with dark paws
and ears, one eye. Call 778-4961 or leave message.

FOUND TAME BUNNY RABBIT. Fri., Sept. 19, at
Anna Maria City Hall. Call Island Animal Clinic at
778-2445.



AUSTRIAN PSYCHOLOGIST offers innovative
weight-control seminar. Free information session
Fri., Sept. 26, at the Anna Maria Community Cen-
ter. Please register at 778-5518. German group pos-
sible.

LIVE LONGER AND FEEL BETTER for less! Try
our organic wines or beers. Sept. 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
Meaa Life and Health Insurance Co. Call 794-0567.
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NEW FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
(turn south two blocks). Call for daily specials. 798-
9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.



"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.



1987 RENAULT ALLIANCE convertible. 45,000 ac-
tual miles, great mechanical condition. $1,000 OBO.
778-0118.



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
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
778-2255.










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STEPS TO THE BEACH! Great 3BR/2BA DRIVE BY our "Talking House" at 619 Emer-
townhouse has updated kitchen and baths aid Lane! 3BR/2BA canalfront in Key Royale
and has recently been re-carpeted. New roof with garage and many extras! $238,000.
in 1993, ample storage, two-car garage. Ex-
cellent rental history. $147,900.

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LARGE ISLAND HOME perfect for a growing
family! Multi-level 3BR/3BA, large kitchen and
courtyard entrance. $199,900.


OWNER FINANCING! Direct bayfront el-
evated home in Anna Maria, steps to fishing
pier. Large windows across the glass-en-
closed lanai lets the endless open-water
views right in! $329,000.


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PERICO SHORES An exclusive enclave of
executive homesites minutes from the
beaches of Anna Maria and town. Deed-re-
stricted community, some lots on water. From
$84,500 to $109,500.


SUNBOW BAY 4BR/3BA townhouse with
separate laundry, covered parking, pools, ten-
nis, elevator and many upgrades! Great cen-
tral Holmes Beach location close to every-
thing! $189,900.


ANNA MARIA CITY IMPERIAL HOUSE
Quality built 3BR/2BA residence in city of Just listed! Ground-floor 2BR/1BA clean,
Anna Maria with great-room design, vaulted bright and inviting condo with heated pool
ceilings, skylight and walking distance to and low maintenance fees. Offered at
beach. Offered at $229,500. Call David $77,900. Call Ed Olivera 778-2246 or eves.
Moynihan 778-2246 or eves. 778-7976. at 778-1751.


LOTS
DEVELOPMENT SITE Prime, wooded
Holmes Beach location north of Manatee Av-
enue with partial view of Gulf and short walk
to beach. Site is 100x200 and zoned for four
units. Offered at $130,000.
NEWLY LISTED COMMERCIAL LOTS
100x150 zoned C-3. Offered at $199,500.
GULFVIEW LOT Quiet Holmes Beach loca-
tion with terrific views of Gulf. State permits
and plans in place for 3BR/2BA residence.
Offered at $118,900. For information on any
of these prime lots, call David Moynihan 778-
2246 or eves at 778-7976.


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


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WET SLIPS Monthly, nightly. All sizes. Water and
electricity. Full facilities plus restaurant/bar. Best
prices on the Island. Call 778-7990.

CABIN CRUISER Custom Wellcraft 25', fast, fuel ef-
ficient, loaded. A/C, electric anchor, babied. Low
hours, all accessories. $28,000. 387-9296, 365-9333.



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.

KEYBOARD/VOCAL MUSICIAN for contemporary
worship service in a community church. Should
have experience. References desirable. Contact
Roser Church 778-0414.

YEAR ROUND POSITIONS Line cook, broiler,
saute, valet drivers. Also servers needed. Bucca-
neer Inn, Longboat Key, 383-5565.

BOOKKEEPER EXPERIENCED with associate de-
gree preferred to be part of a Premier Service-Oriented
Marina. Fax resume to 778-3084 or send to Galati
Marine Inc., PO Box 862, Anna Maria FL 34216.

NAIL TECH NEEDED at Headquarters Salon. Ap-
ply within at 5350 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.

EXPERIENCED PAINTERS WANTED Tools, trans-
portation a must. Call 778-7592.

EXPERIENCED LINE COOK and wait staff, eve-
nings only. Ivo's Fine Dining. Call 383-8898 or ap-
ply in person at 2605 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat
Key, 11 am 2 pm.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

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



ELEGANT GIFT SHOP Established clientele, prof-
itable. Must sell/relocating. Call Victoria Steele Inter-
national 927-6333. Licensed real estate broker.
$70,000 includes inventory.





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QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH aide experienced in
tender care. Middle-aged lady, non smoker, excel-
lent 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.

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

CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder #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.

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

PAINTING BY HENRY Residential/commercial, in-
terior/exterior. Free estimates. 795-5383.

I DO ODD JOBS $10 hr. Don't get your hands dirty,
I'm cheap. Call Mel 778-7084.

CLEANING LOW RATES You won't be disap-
pointed! Call 795-1696 am or pm.


"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Residential, commercial, homes, condos,
rentals, offices, move in/out, windows. Call for esti-
mate. Beverly 778-1945.

HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.

GRAPHIC ARTIST experienced with strong com-
puter graphics background looking for work in this
or any related field. Call 795-1696.

KIM'S CARPET INSTALLATION repair services on
carpet, vinyl, all tile. 15-years experience, fee esti-
mate. No job too small. Call Kim, 778-9167.

BABYSITTER AVAILABLE day or night. Refer-
ences. Call 779-1336.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!



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.


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker


MAGNIFICENT SUNSETS. Custom 4-5BR/4B bayfront
estate on sailboat water. Gourmet kitchen, 2 fireplaces, el-
egant master suite. Pool, Jacuzzi, dock and davits, tennis
court. Very private. $895,000. 778-6654. R19319


NIWvMn ItY-WEtSI TYLL-L MUMi. orgeous views ot
Intracoastal Waterway and Jewfish Key. Garage accommo-
dates 6 cars and RV. 2BR cottage on same lot. $439,000.
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R23607


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OPEN BAY VIEWS. 3BR with greatroom overlooking caged NORTHWEST POOL HOME. Located on large corner lot,
pool. Fireplace, wood floors, all appliances. Brick decking, many trees and fenced for privacy. Open-floor plan. RV/boat
courtyard entry, tile roof. $329,000. Kathy Marcinko, parking. Great buy for retirement or first-time buyer. $104,900.
792-9122. R22985 Jackie Jerome, 758-1245. R23119


WATERFRONT
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE. Fronting
Manatee River. 2-story home filled with
innumerable special touches.
$1,900,000. Jim Brown, 747-1200.
R19008
ELEGANT WHITE-BRICK
RIVERFRONT RESIDENCE. Oak
floors, family room, formal dining room,
guest quarters above garage. Screened
brick porch overlooks pool. $950,000.
Don Lewis, 746-3200. R19968
MAGNIFICENT 2-STORY GEORGIAN
or river home. Open pool and breezy
porches. Fireplace, crown moldings,
French doors, 5BR/4B. $1,195,000.
Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. R21398


WATERFRONT LOT
NORTHWEST BRADENTON'S
NEWEST COMMUNITY. Large lagoon
with access to Palma Sola Bay from 2
homesites. Priced from $150,000 to
$199,000. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354.




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
BRAND NEW Northwest Bradenton
home. 4BR/3B, coral fireplace, tile
throughout. Master bath with marble tub
and sink, loaded with extras. Lush land-
scaping. $249,900. Van Bourgois,
761-0273.
BEHIND PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1 B home
on 13 +/- acres. Can become your
dream home or develop, zoned Al.
$298,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929.
HIGHLAND LAKES. Bright and open
2BR home with den, vaulted ceilings,
expanded Marco model, two-car ga-
rage, awning, private yard on lake.
Close to everything. $158,000. Nancy
Keegan, 723-3929. R24252


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RESIDENTIAL
CANALFRONT VIEW OF BAY 3BR/2BA, family
room, fireplace, garage. $229,900.
SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR/2BA, heated pool, elevator,
secured lobby, tennis, furnished. $175,000 firm.
WESTBAY COVE VIEW OF BAY. 2BR/2BA end unit,
ground floor. Complete update. $142,500. Also 2BR/
2BA. $139,900.
DUPLEX 2BR/1BA; 1BR/1BA. Garage. Excellent in-
come. West of Gulf Drive. $139,900.
COMMERCIAL
C-2 VACANT LOT 100x90 steps to beach. $150,000.
ADJACENT DUPLEX 2BR/2BA plus 2BR/1BA with ga-
rage. $210,000. Combine for property with two ac-
cesses. 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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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sand's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
La.n Hauling By the cut or by the month.
t ownA We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
S7781345 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


SWILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
Interior/Exterior
125 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247


CONSTRUCTION
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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


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ERVICES 778-5230
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BUYING CARPET?
We bring the store right to your door!
Save Money
Stay Home
.CARPET Call now!
S NJTWORK 778-7311
Island owned and operated by Ed Kirn We'll be right over.
Check our web site: www.carpetnetwork.com


Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!

MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior, under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Mention this ad for $10 OFF.




Please note new phone number:
371-8006
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.


JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Is-
land references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
SCREEN REPAIR, painting, roof coating/repairs, dry-
wall, carpentry, ceramic tile work. Ceiling fans installed,
security lights. Quality work, low prices. 778-0410.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
WALLPAPER INSTALLATION Experienced profes-
sionals. No job too small. Servicing Sarasota,
Bradenton, and beaches. Call today. 794-3395.
MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years ex-
perience self-employed in the construction trade. I
am handy to have around. 778-1110.
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.


AVAILABLE OCT., NOV., DEC. 1BR/1BA turnkey-
furnished apartment, one block to beaches and
shopping. $300 wk. includes telephone and cable
TV. 778-2832.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental
units available for commercial, retail and storage.
Call (941) 778-2924 for information.

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

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Beachfront condo,
Apr. 1998. 2BR, non-smoking unit. $900 wk. (813)
949-3713.
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.
ANNA MARIA VACATION Gulffront charming 2BR.
Sundeck, porch, private patio, lovely furnished inte-
rior. No pets. 778-3143.
BRADENTON BEACH GULFFRONT 1 BR/1 BA fur-
nished. Water included. No pets. $650 mo. (813)
932-0516.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA with one-car
garage. Spacious living room, dining area,
washer/dryer and screen porch. Quiet Holmes
Beach area. $950 mo. plus utilities. Anna Maria
Realty Inc. 778-2259.
ANNUAL LARGE 1 BR/1 BA with porch, new kitchen.
$575 mo. includes water and trash. 795-0413.


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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.

BERNIE'S PIRATE'S DEN Low summer rates wk./
mo. until Jan. 1. No pets. 778-4368.
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.
GULFFRONT BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/1BA, sleeps
6, fully furnished, Holmes Beach. $425 wk. or
$1,350 mo. through Nov. Call 748-1600.
WATERFRONT DUPLEX Bradenton Beach. On
Intracoastal. Large 2BR/1BA, dock/davits, carport,
storage, secluded. $750 mo. annual. (813) 539-
5586 or (813) 784-3679.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND PARADISE home. 3BR/
2.5BA canal/pool home. Less than one block to
beach. $3,400 mo., $900 wk. (800) 223-4472.
2BR GARDEN APARTMENT across form Gulf.
$170 wk., security and lease. 753-8866.


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BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT 1BR/1BA upstairs apart-
ment. Deck, boat dock. Quiet, cozy. No dogs. Avail-
able Oct. 1. May furnish for 5 + months. 749-0216.
ANNA MARIA FURNISHED 2BR/2BA, Florida
room, washer/dryer. Steps form Gulf. Seasonal
only. (941) 792-8340.
ANNA MARIA BEACH HOUSE 3BR/2BA, garage,
Gulfview every room, nicely furnished. Available
now $3,000 mo. 776-1789.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/1BA immaculate, private home.
Carport, family room, laundry room, 1 level, close to
bay and Gulf. Available Nov. 1 through Mar. 31. No
smokers or pets. $1,750 mo. including utilities. (941)
778-7068 or (352) 787-9812.
PETS OK Anna Maria north end house for rent.
2BR/1.5BA. Walk to beach, bay, fishing. New A/C,
recently renovated, beautiful large property. Annual
$1,000 mo., seasonal (6 mo. minimum) $1,650 mo.
Call 779-0016, leave message.

FURNISHED 2BR/1BA TRIPLEX unit in Holmes
Beach. $750 plus deposit, electric, telephone. Large
efficiency unit $450. Short walk to Gulf. 778-1193.
HOUSE FOR LEASE Canal house, 3BR/3BA, large
lot, Florida room. Canal wide and deep with seawall.
$1,250 mo. Call 778-0547 for more information.
ON BEACH 2BR/1BA duplex, sleeps 6, fully fur-
nished, 2 cable TV's, VCR/video library, washer/
dryer, microwave, screened lanai, sundeck. $750
wk. 779-9021.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL available Oct. 1, 1997.
2BR/2BA new apartment, first floor, tile throughout.
New stove, refrigerator. Storage, private extra-large
swimming pool, steps to beach. First, last, plus $400
security deposit. $975 mo. includes water, trash. No
pets. Call Mon. Fri., 12pm-2pm; Sat., Sun.,
7:30pm-9pm. (941) 778-8208.
200 STEPS TO GULF 2BR/2BA ground-level avail-
able Nov. 1 May. 1. No smokers. Security deposit
required. (813) 961-6992.
SEASONAL RENTAL FURNISHED 3BR/2BA el-
evated home, balconies. $550 wk. R&B Manage-
ment 751-2790.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL available Oct. 1, 1997.
2BR/2BA new large apartment, first floor, tile
throughout. New stove, refrigerator. Washer/dryer
hookup, carport, extra storage, private extra-large
swimming pool, steps to beach. First, last, plus $400
security deposit. $1,100 mo. includes water, trash.
No pets. Call Mon. Fri., 12pm-2pm; Sat., Sun.,
7:30pm-9pm. (941) 778-8208.
ANNA MARIA NORTH END 1 BR/1BA, large porch,
close to beach. $550 mo. Phone 778-0469.


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ANNUAL 2BR/2BA CUSTOM-DESIGNED Island
home with fireplace, Jacuzzi. Two blocks from
beach. Available Nov. 4. $1,100 mo. 798-6987 or
388-3948.
BEACHFRONT HOME Directly on best beach on
the Island. Clean and comfortable, recently refur-
bished. 2BR/1BA, sleeps 6 with new sleeper-sofa.
Cable, VCR, washer/dryer, A/C, microwave, phone,
grill, garage, spacious kitchen. $750 wk. Available
certain weeks Sept/Oct/Nov. Call (610) 891-7722.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 209 71st St., H.B. 2BR/2BA, one
block to beach, all appliances, covered parking,
storage, no pets. $750 mo., $1,000 deposit. Avail-
able Nov. 1. 778-9689.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL unfurnished. Four rooms,
1BR, no pets. $500 mo. 5503 Gulf Dr.. 778-9378.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE with sitting dock. Turnkey,
clean, quiet area, no pets. Available Oct. 1. $250
wk., $625 mo. plus electric. Good fishing. 794-5980.
3BR SPACIOUS and bright turnkey-furnished
home. Available Nov, Dec, Jan. only. Call for details.
778-4473 eves.
FALL SEASON SPECIAL $140 wk. for one/$175wk.
for 2 persons. All efficiencies. Units for larger groups
available. Discount available for shorter stays.
Haley's Motel 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.


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. Re-
modeled in 1996, completely furnished, walk to
beach. $21,500. (941) 778-3752.
TRADE YOUR PROPERTY for 11 acres in California
overlooking Big Horn CC, Palm Desert and Indian
Wells. Broker cooperation invited! (630) 257-6367.
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 treat-
ments. Five fans and air conditioning. Designer
MBR closet. $109,000. 798-3517.

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.

VILLAGE GREEN HOUSE Bradenton 4BR/2BA
split, tile roof, caged pool, lawn sprinklers, on golf
course. No flood insurance! $145,000 by owner,
negotiable. 794-2988.
HOLMES BEACH ground-floor, tropical setting,
single-family home with mother-in-law suite on large
duplex lot, 100 yards to beach. Appraised at
$228,000, offered for sale at $218,000. 778-0103.
DUPLEX BY OWNER 206 Peacock Lane, Holmes
Beach. 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA, elevated, new A/C,
two-car garage. $179,900. Call 792-1214.
NORTH ANNA MARIA tropical privacy. Cement-
block 3BR/2BA, lanai, workshop garage. Recently
updated and refurbished. Central H/A, ceiling fans,
fireplace, Mexican tile, hardwood floors. $178,500.
778-9136.
WATERFRONT BY OWNER LBK 3BR/2BA, heated
pool, docks, lift, spa tub, fireplace. Open house Sun-
day, Sept. 28, 1:30-#;30. 512 Ranger. $369,000.
Call 387-9296 or 365,9333.


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family beach house. 4BR/3BA, one house
from the white sand. Fantastic rental his-
tory. $369,000. HOME FACTS #21122.
Call Harold Small.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND GREAT FAMILY
HOME Custom-built 4BR/3BA. Greatroom
with fireplace. Loft area for computer area.
Award-winning yard and room for pool. 2/
3 block to Tampa Bay. $323,000. HOME
FACTS #21262. Call Mary Ann Schmidt or
Helen White.


WESTBAY COVE ISLAND LIFESTYLE
Charming, sunny corner unit. Overlooks
greenbelt and pool. Close to beach, shop-
ping, restaurants. 2BR/2BA, heated pools
and tennis. First floor. $138,900. HOME
FACTS #25372. Call Mary Ann Schmidt or
Helen White.


BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE
SUNCOAST Tidy Island exclusive water-
front retreat. 12-mile view Sarasota skyline.
Elegant 3,000 sq. ft. home suited for enter-
taining. Pools and tennis. $309,900. HOME
FACTS #97292. Call Bob or Penny Hall.


MAJESTIC BAYVIEW FROM PRIVATE
BALCONY High quality 2BR/2BA condo.
Sunrises over bay seen from screened bal-
cony. Walk to beaches. Owner financing
available. $103,900. HOME FACTS
#25282. Call Tony Tiberini.


40' DOCK WITH DEEP WATER Includes a
3BR/3BA townhouse with great water view.
High ceilings and light colors throughout.
Close to the beaches and ready to move
into. $249,900. HOME FACTS #25092.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt.


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