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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Commission,ayor squabble over tower


Commission, mayor squabble over tower


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Commissioners want to hang up on
Mayor Bob VanWagoner's demand for an outside
opinion on the city's criteria for a cellular phone tower.
"I hope we can get a judicial review without a politi-
cal division between the commission and the mayor's
office," VanWagoner said at last week's meeting.
"I think it's too late," Commission Chairman Don
Maloney replied.
After three months and three votes, the 150-foot


Attorney hired to

fight Anna Maria

pipeline plan
By J.C. Higgins
Islander Correspondent
Activities by the Anna Maria pro-swalers have
stepped up to derail the proposed pipeline drainage plan
for the area between Pine and Magnolia Avenues.
Concerned citizens Carl and Georgia Van Cleave,
525 Magnolia Ave., Bruce and Patricia Anderson, 527
Magnolia Ave., and Richard and Sue Carey, 203 S. Bay
Blvd., have retained Bradenton attorney Patricia Petruff
to represent them in a property easement issue that has
surfaced as a result of the pipeline permitting application.
"We've covered our environmental concerns di-
rectly with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the
Southwest Florida Water Management District," Geor-
gia Van Cleave said.
"We've retained Petruff to protect our ownership
interests. She is very familiar with the permitting pro-
cess and is now serving as city attorney for Holmes
Beach," Van Cleave added.
Commissioners approved a plan to replace the open
swale with a 42-inch buried pipe in May. Residents have
opposed the pipe, stating a swale is more environmentally
feasible, less expensive and easier to maintain.
Van Cleave explained, "On the pipeline applica-
tion certification, the Anna Maria City Commission
claimed ownership of the Anderson and Van Cleave
easements. Both families lots were plotted in 1986. We
built on our lot in 1990-91 and the Andersons followed
us in 1994. The city should have these records. Our
plans clearly show that our property lines on Magno-
lia Avenue include the easement."
Van Cleave contacted Swiftmud, the regional agency
charged with issuing permits for drainage projects, to point
out the city's error on the application. In her letter she also
identified a second possible ownership problem in the 200
block of South Bay Boulevard.
The city claimed ownership of a 10-foot dedicated,
plotted alleyway in that area, calling it a drainage ease-
ment in the application.
Relations between the citizens and the city did not
improve on Sept. 23 when Van Cleave confronted
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard outside city hall.
Van Cleave: "Mayor, the plans show extensive


GTE tower was approved for construction at Smith
Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive. The mayor refused to
sign the site plan, offering his interpretation of the code
for cause.
VanWagoner believes the first vote on July 1 -
a 2-2 tie vote had the effect of denying GTE's
special exception application for the tower, which
included the site plan. The vote was tied and the
motion died for lack of a majority with the absence
of one commissioner, Pat Geyer.
VanWagoner's reasoning is based on a section


work on our property easement, including installation
of a valve on the Magnolia Avenue culvert, widening
and deepening the ditch, sloping the banks, and remov-
ing all 35 mature mangroves, two Australian pines and
Brazilian pepper trees."
Shumard: "The new plans will not touch your side
of Magnolia and the system will not have a valve com-
ponent. Trust me!"
Van Cleave decided to trust her instincts and put her
concerns in writing to the mayor in an Oct. 2 letter. Other
questions from Van Cleave and the citizens include:
How can the original Anna Maria Island drainage
study commissioned in August 1995 be parceled out
into smaller projects without bids?


Trolley concept keeps rolling along


of the code which states. "An application for site
plan review may not be submitted for reconsidera-
tion for a period of one year after the date on which
the application for site plan review has been denied
by city commission."
VanWagoner said because of the denial [failed vote]
GTE cannot resubmit the application until July 1, 1998.
He also directed the city attorney to seek an opinion from
the state attorney general's office or the circuit court.
PLEASE SEE SQUABBLE, NEXT PAGE


Here's
looking at
you
Bill Worth of Anna Maria
City displays the head of
the 7 1/2-foot alligator he
hooked in Lake
Okeechobee in earlv
September. Storly inside.
Islander Photo: Edna
Tiemann





















What happened to the $6.500 swale study the
mayor promised in June 1997?
Did the participants in the May 27, 1997, site visi-
tation get to see the proposed drainage plan?
Why did the city claim ownership to the Ander-
son and Van Cleave easements on the application
certification?
SWhy did the city delay in furnishing copies of
public records, including requests for the engineering
company's pipeline study?
How could the pipeline project have been commis-
sioned in January 1997, the date shown on detailed draw-
ings from the engineering firm, when the city did not ap-
prove the study until a May 13, 1997, work session?
"I just hope all these efforts will result in our get-
ting the opportunity to be heard. We just can't sit still
and be steamrolled by the city," Van Cleave said.


By Paul Roat
Manatee County commissioners Tuesday were in-
troduced to the idea of enhancing bus service for Anna
Maria Island that could serve as a model for barrier
island communities statewide.
Commissioners agreed to hold further discussions
on the matter, peppering the presentation with ques-
tions about costs and funding sources.
As proposed, five trolleys would serve the Island
and link with buses to the mainland. The "headway" -
amount of time you would have to wait for a trolley -
would be 20 minutes. Fare is proposed to be 50 cents,
and the trolley would operate from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
seven days a week.
The ambitious operation would not be without some
significant costs, though. Capital costs for purchasing the


equipment is estimated at more than $1 million, with op-
erating costs estimated at $600,000 annually.
Up to half of the funding could come from state
sources, said Fred Loveland, director of Manatee
County Community Services Department, who added
that other funding sources were also being evaluated.
Ridership projections indicated first-year passen-
gers were estimated at 98,441; that figure could climb
to more than 400,000 after five years.
Commissioner Jonathan Bruce asked what would
happen to Trolley Systems of America, operator of the
current trolley system on the Island.
Loveland said that he believed that service would
probably cease.
Trolleys will come up for further discussion during
the Oct. 15 Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ......................................... .... ...... 6
Those W ere the Days ............................... ... 7
Stir-it-up ............................................ 10
Streetlife .......................... .............. 14
Anna Maria Island tides .............................. 16
Real estate ............................... .......... 19
Crossword puzzle....................................... 24


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


OCTOBER 8, 1997






I] PAGE 2 0 OCTOBER 8, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Mayor orders attorney general opinion


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner has or-
dered the city attorney to seek an outside opinion on his
refusal to sign the cellular tower site plan.
VanWagoner believes the commission's July 1 tie
vote on GTE's site plan was a denial and the company
must wait a year before resubmitting a new site plan.
Based on this interpretation of the city's code, he re-
fused to sign the site plan, which is a requirement for
issuing a building permit.
The mayor and commissioners were at odds over
whether he could order a review of the matter without
their concurrence. City Attorney Patricia Petruff said
in light of the disagreement she felt the commission
should seek a review.
"I deliberately chose the word 'direct' for what it
means," VanWagoner said in an Oct. 1 memo, to
Petruff. "If there was any doubt as to the firmness of
my direction, desist. I want you to do what I directed."
He said if Petruff could not do what he directed
without getting the commission's approval, he wanted
that denial in writing with reasons.
"My seeking a judicial review is not to overturn
any vote or to effect some delay until a petition [for a
referendum] is filed," he continued. "My concern is
that the city got so caught up in the cross references in
the codes that we missed the obvious. GTE legally

Causeway
plane crash?
The emergency call
sounded alarming,
"Plane crash on
Palma Sola Cause-
way," conjuring
images of a 747
landed on Manatee
Avenue, but there
were no injuries as a
result of this ultra-
light flying boat's
missed landing. It
was a mere 20feet
from shore where
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awaits for hire. -. ..-. .i -~ -
Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


The petitioner's committee spearheading a ref-
erendum against the construction of a cellular phone
tower at Smith Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, has gathered nearly 500 signatures.
"We've been pleasantly overwhelmed," said
committee member Joan Perry. "It's very apparent
that people don't want uncontrolled construction of
high structures. People have been waiting for us to
come to their doors."
The committee's petition seeks the repeal of the
special exception ordinance on the tower's construc-
tion, maintaining that it does not meet all the stan-
dards required for a special exception use.
"It's not the kind of petition you can leave in
stores for people to sign," Perry explained. "They
have to read and understand it."


should not have been allowed a reconsideration ...."
Petruff said the mayor can seek a formal or infor-
mal opinion from the attorney general's office or peti-
tion the circuit court for a declaratory judgment.
"As the executive officer of a municipality, an
opinion may be issued by the attorney general to you,"


The committee members began collecting sig-
natures on petitions about a week ago. According
to the city charter, they need 377 signatures, or 10
percent of the qualified voters who voted in the
city's last regular election.
If the petition is determined sufficient by the
city clerk, the commission has 30 days to repeal the
ordinance. If the commission does not do so, the
question goes to voters in a regular or special elec-
tion not less than 60 or more than 90 days after the
petition was determined sufficient. If the majority
of the voters oppose it, the ordinance is repealed.
"It's a real grassroots effort," Perry acknowl-
edged. "Anyone who has not had a chance to sign a
petition should call me at 778-7732 or Tom Buehler
at 778-4229. We're taking signatures until Oct. 11."


Petruff replied.
The city attorney is not an officer of the city and
the request must be made by the mayor or commission.
According to information from the attorney
general's office, "Attorney general opinions serve to
provide legal advice on questions of statutory interpre-
tation" and "address only questions of law, not ques-
tions of fact, mixed questions of fact and law or ques-
tions of executive legislative or administrative policy."
Opinions are not issued on questions pending be-
fore the courts, questions requiring a determination of
the constitutionality of an existing statute or ordinance
or questions requiring an interpretation only of local
codes, ordinances or charters rather than the provisions
of state law.
Formal opinions address questions of law which are
of statewide concern and are signed by the attorney gen-
eral and published in his annual report. Informal opinions
address questions of a more limited application.
Concerning a circuit court judgment, Petruff noted
that according to state statute. "It' appears that there
may be no basis for requesting a declaratory judgment
unless and until it is determined that the city's 'rights
status or equitable or legal relations' are being affected.
No cause of action can exist if there is no cause or con-
troversy affecting the city."
Petruff said she would draft a request for an attor-
ney general's opinion for VanWagoner to sign.


Squabble erupts be
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


Attorney answers questions
Commissioners asked City Attorney Patricia
Petruff if VanWagoner can seek a legal opinion with-
out their concurrence.
"In light of the fact that there's a disagreement
between the mayor and the commission, I feel it would
be appropriate for the commission to direct me to seek
one of those opinions," Petruff replied. "If you do noth-
ing, the mayor will choose his course of action and
GTE will choose its course of action."
Commissioner Luke Courtney asked Petruff for her
interpretation of the code provision cited by the mayor.
She said under normal circumstances, there would
have been a motion to deny the application and the ap-
plicant would have to wait a year and then submit a
new application.
"We had a motion to approve that failed on a tie
vote," Petruff continued "A tie vote means no action on
the motion. It may not necessarily mean a denial of the
application. There was no separate vote specifically on
the site plan, even though the resolution to approve the
special exception did contain a condition which would
have approved the site plan."
After a protest by GTE officials in August, Petruff
consulted a parliamentarian and said any member of
the commission could renew the motion to approve the
tower. The commission reconsidered the vote and the
special exception was approved in a 3-2 vote.
"I can't say for certain that it was a resubmittal of
an application," Petruff concluded.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore asked if the site
plan can be approved without the mayor's signature,
and Petruff said the code states the site plan "shall' be
signed by both the mayor and commission chairman.


tween Holmes Beach mayor, commission
consent of the commission?" resident Joe Kennedy
asked. "I don't want one man's decision to get this city
into a legal battle with GTE."
I t "I think the mayor has the right to address a ques-
tion to the state attorney general," VanWagoner said.
aE H B "Why can't you control him?" Kennedy asked


Oops
This is the cellular tower disguised as a Los Angeles
palm tree that should have appeared in the Sept. 24
issue of the Islander Bystander.
In a consensus, commissioners asked for a special
work session on the issues.
"Can the mayor order a judicial review without the


the commission.
"He has a right to disagree," Maloney replied.
"Once we find out what our alternatives are, then we
can decide what to do."

Referendum questioned
Maloney and Whitmore questioned the legality of
a referendum recently initiated by a group of citizens
against the construction of the tower.
According to the city charter, the referendum proce-
dure pertains to ordinances. The cellular tower approval
was a resolution, not an ordinance, Maloney noted.
"Has anybody considered that?" Maloney asked. "I
would hate to have them [the referendum committee] go
through all the effort and have it turn out meaningless."
"We would need a legal interpretation,"
VanWagoner said.
Petruff said the charter contains references to both
referendums and ordinances.
"It is clear that the drafters of the charter knew that
they were two separate things," Petruff noted. "In this
particular section, it only refers to ordinances. A plain
reading of the work would lead to a conclusion that it
only applies to ordinances."
Petruff said she can only give an opinion and that
the commission is the body with the authority to inter-
pret the charter. If someone one disagrees with that
interpretation, he can take the matter to court, she said.
VanWagoner asked her to put opinions in writing.


Referendum committee a success






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 8, 1997 0 PAGE 3 0E


Island Foods closes, three markets change


By Bonner Presswood
Island Foods is closed. Done. Gone forever.
Store owner Jim Gloth offered a 50-percent off sale
on Monday, Oct. 6, and Islanders flooded the store seek-
ing discounts.
They cleaned it out in just one day.
One woman said she spent so much time bargain
hunting first thing in the morning, two and half hours, that
her kids were late for school.
Store employee Jimmy Lee confirmed Tuesday that
the store is closed. "There's nothing left," he said.
"There were at least 30 people waiting at 6:30 a.m. for
the doors to open. There's a few boxes of ice cream cones,
one or two of a few other items and everything else is sold.
Everything was picked up cereal, coffee, condiments,


Candidate forum Oct.
Candidates for mayor and commission seats in
Bradenton Beach will discuss their goals if elected
and field questions from voters Thursday, Oct. 23,
in a forum sponsored by The Islander Bystander and
the Bradenton Beach Civic Association.
Mayoral candidates are Connie Drescher and
Charlie Grace. She is a member of the commission
and former vice mayor; he is currently vice mayor
and a former commissioner.
Candidates for Ward 1 are Dan Goodchild and
Bill Arnold. Goodchild is a member of the commis-
sion; Arnold is a member of the city's board of ad-
justment.
Ward 2 candidates are Dick Cloutman, Gale


cleaning supplies, canned goods. It's all gone," Lee said.
Gloth has declined to say who the new owner would
be other than to say it is being purchased by a developer.
His contract closes later this month when both buyer and
seller may be more inclined to disclose future plans.
Employees at the store were told Publix had bought
the store.
A sale of the adjacent property where Dry Dock Inn
and a mini-storage facility are located and Air & Energy's
property on East Bay Drive is pending, also to an undis-
closed developer.
Moon said his deal is scheduled to close by the end
of the year.
Meanwhile, the independently owned food store at
the north end of Longboat Key in Whitney Beach Shop-


23 in Bradenton Beach
Cole and Cedrick Wilson. Cloutman and Wilson are
members of the city's planning and zoning board;
Cole is a former commissioner.
The Ward 3 race has already been won after
Berneitta Kays was the lone qualifier.
Candidates at the forum will be given three
minutes for opening remarks and two minutes for
closing comments. Questions from the floor will be
read by moderator Bonner Presswood, publisher of
The Islander Bystander.
The forum will be held at the Bradenton Beach
City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Doors will open at
6:30 p.m. for a "meet and greet the candidates" pe-
riod, and the forum will begin at 7 p.m.


Hey kids! You'll have fun at the rodeo


The annual bicycle rodeo and safety exposition
will be held Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the field
at Holmes Beach City Hall.
Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy Gary Sellitto -
a coordinator of the event said, "Come on out, kids,
and bring your folks! We guarantee a great time."
In addition to the bike rodeo, safety exposition
participants will be: Anna Maria firefighters, Bayflight


Medical's helicopter, the American Red Cross, Safe
Kids, Emergency Medical Service paramedics, Mana-
tee County Hazardous Materials Team, Florida High-
way Patrol, the sheriff's department, Florida Marine
Patrol, marine rescue units, Holmes Beach police,
Westside Fire Department. Bradenton Beach police.
Palmetto police, Longboat Key police, and Corky the
cougar. The blood mobile will also be there.


Spring Center changed hands last week. New owners
Bryan Howard and Don Zerke took over from Mark and
Carol Gallagher and will reopen Friday, Oct. 10, as Vil-
lage Grocery.
Circle K, 5353 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach, closed
Tuesday, Oct. 7 at midnight, bowing to the local appeal
of Jessie's Island Store around the corner on Marina
Drive.
No sale at Circle K though, as a store employee said
merchandise will be moved to 18 other local Circle Ks
with new owners moving into the Holmes Beach prop-
erty on Thursday.
Last week, Gary's Corner Market held a grand open-
ing on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria at the former J.D.'s/
Scotty's market. New owner James Noordhoek also
owns a store on Longboat Key, Gary's Corner Mart, at
5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Islanders' Market owner Frank Albano says he's
holding tight at his location on Gulf Drive in Anna Maria,
the former location of Cagnina's IGA store.



Anna Maria City
10/14, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session

Bradenton Beach
10/13, 7 p.m., Board of Adjustment
10/16, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
10/16, 7 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board

Holmes Beach
10/14, 9 a.m., Commission work session

Of Interest
10/8, 6 p.m., Anna Maria and West Side Fire
Commissions joint meeting, West Side Fire
District, 407 67th St. W., Bradenton.
10/13, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Fire Station 1. 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
10/15, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials. Anna Maria City Hall.


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Df PAGE 4 M OCTOBER 8, 1997 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Chickens out, new definition of pet in


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A resident's chickens must fly the coop, said
Holmes Beach Commissioners last week.
Commissioners accepted City Attorney Patricia
Petruff's suggested definition of pet, which excludes
fowl, and asked the mayor to enforce it.
Commissioners had agreed to seek a new definition
of pets after a summer-long controversy over two
chickens residing in the city. The problem began when
several residents complained about the chickens, fol-
lowed by Mayor Bob VanWagoner's ruling the chick-
ens were pets and could remain at the home.
Both commissioners and residents questioned the
mayor's interpretation of the current ordinance, which
prohibits "the raising of cows, chickens, pigs, horses or
any other items or fowl" but does not prohibit the keep-
ing of house pets, provided they don't become a pub-
lic nuisance.
According to the new definition, "House pets shall


mean any animal domesticated by man so as to live and
breed in a tame condition. The term house pet includes
the keeping of domesticated animals such as dogs, cats,
birds and the like but does not include farm, livestock,
fowl or wild and exotic animals."
The definition will include the following defini-
tions of fowl, wild and exotic:
Fowl Any of various birds of the order
Galliformes, especially the common, widely domesti-
cated chicken (gallus gallus).
Wild and exotic All wild or non-domestic birds,
mammals, reptiles, fish or amphibians which are iden-
tified either as Class I or II wildlife or poisonous or
venomous reptiles by the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission and which require state per-
mits for possession or exhibition.
"The chickens go?" Commission Chairman Don
Maloney asked.
"Yep," Commissioner Luke Courtney responded.
"There's no livestock allowed."


Catamarans race in Bradenton Beach
Members of the Tampa Bay Catamaran Sailers met at the Beach House restaurant for a day of racing, Sun-
day, Oct. 5. Club President Star Helmbrecht welcomes other sailers and Islanders to join them at future races.
She can be reached at 813-996-6363. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


Anna Maria planners debate


proposed docks,
The Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board had
three new and/or continued hearings at its regularly
scheduled meeting.
The advisory board provides recommendations to
the city commission, which makes a final determina-
tion in variance requests.
Fred Haul, 205 Spring Ave., continued to request
a variance in order to build an aluminum frame carport
over his driveway for parking. Haul is seeking protec-
tion from the sun for his auto and from dirt accumulat-
ing as a result of adjacent property under development.
The garage on his house was non-conforming when
he purchased the house in 1941, and the board determined
that the addition would extend the non-conformity.
The board denied the request as not proper at the
present time, and requested Haul attend the regular city
commission work session Oct. 14 for a final decision.
Robert Holland, 311 Iris St., requested a variance
to extend an existing boat dock further into the water-
way than is allowed by code so that he will be clear of
a silted-in area of mangroves.
After discussion mainly focused on requesting an


garage extension
assurance that the extension will not impede navigation
in the waterway, it was agreed that the proposed dock
will be revised to an "L" shaped configuration.
The board approved the change as verbally pre-
sented and asked Holland to present revised plans at the
Oct. 14 commission work session.
Jim Taylor, Taylor-Made Marine Construction,
represented the Hollands in their request, and the board
congratulated Taylor for his plans and knowledge of
the regulations. "One of the best presentations we've
had," said Tom Turner, board chairman.
Taylor also represented Jerry Jackson, 115 Pelican
Dr., in his request to extend and rebuild his dock. With
the silt build-up and oyster beds in the area, the exten-
sion is necessary to get to good water, Taylor said.
Navigation within the channel was again the issue, and
the board agreed that plans could be modified to meet
the regulations. Again, plans were approved as verbally
presented and revisions will be presented at the Oct. 14
commission work session.
The next planning and zoning board meeting is
scheduled for Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.


Commissioner Carol Whitmore asked if the defi-
nition should be put in ordinance form.
"You have two choices," Petruff replied. "You can
accept this definition and direct the mayor to enforce
it accordingly. That will work out fine as long as you
are all on the commission and still always agree. If you
want to lock it in, you would amend the definition sec-
tion of your land development code and add the defi-
nitions of house pet, fowl and wild and exotic."
The consensus of the commission was to add the
definitions to the land development code and direct the
mayor to enforce it.
Whitmore asked if the action would be effective
the following day in the case of the chickens.
"It might go to the code enforcement board,"
VanWagoner protested.
"Now that they have reached a consensus, they can
direct you to enforce that definition," Petruff directed
VanWagoner.
"Then that will be done," the mayor said.


Discussion again

continued on

Anna Maria

permit fee hike
By J.C. Higgins
Islander Correspondent
The first reading of an ordinance amending the
Anna Maria permit fee structure was continued at the
regular city commission meeting, and the law is still
subject to chance ooine into the second reading.
The main issue left on the table at a previous meet-
ing was the amount of the plan review charge, which
was being considered at 50 percent of the calculated
permit fee.
The commission reached agreement previously
that the fee was excessive, especially when consider-
ing the move from $6 to $19 in the base fee, calculated
on every $1.000 of construction value.
Last week, the commission brought in a pro-
posed plan review fee of 15 percent of the base per-
mit fee, but several commissioners stuck to their
guns on the add-on costs.
Commissioner George McKay restated his position
on the subject, saying, "The plan review fee should be
included in the $19 permit fee. That alone is hard to
swallow as a one-time adjustment, without adding on
other charges."
The chief proponent of the proposed fee structure,
Anna Maria Building Official Phil Charnock. was not
present at the meeting, but Commissioner Robert
McElheny spoke in favor of the 50 percent charge.
"Even with the 15 percent add-on for the plan re-
view, our fees are not out of line," McElheny said. "We
must still try to stay in the same ballpark as the other
Island communities. The only problem that we are hav-
ing here is we waited too many years to correct the situ-
ation, so now it looks like the increase is too much."
If this isn't confusing enough, citizens are still
coming forward in opposition to the base fee increase
of 217 percent, regardless of what the reasons may be.
Bradenton Beach adopted a revised building per-
mit fee structure of $19 per $1,000 of construction
value last summer. Holmes Beach officials are looking
at a similar fee schedule.


Paramedic fired following
abuse charges
Manatee County paramedic Tiffany Gonzalez, 25,
of Tampa, was fired from herjob last week after being
charged with elder abuse.
Gonzalez and Emergency Medical Technician Jef-
frey Cook, 20, of Bradenton were charged by Holmes
Beach Police as the result of harassing phone calls
made to an elderly Holmes Beach woman. The charges
are a third degree felony.
Cook resigned following his arrest but Gonzalez
asked for a hearing with Manatee County Public Safety
Director Mike Latessa. When Gonzalez did not attend the
hearing, she was fired for violating the county's person-
nel code.


Roser Men's Club to hear about home security
Dave Foster, representing Metro Crime Preven- Foster will talk about ways to protect your home
tion, an organization representing local law enforce- including protecting pass codes. The club will meet at
ment officers, will speak to the Men's Club of Roser noon in Fellowship Hall of the church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Memorial Community Church on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Anna Maria City. A light luncheon will be served.






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Truck traffic hits road bump in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Allan Bazzy has a problem that has moved down
the street to neighbor Walter Post.
Bazzy, owner of the Bradenton Beach Marina, has
said that trucks trailering big boats to the marina are
having a hard time negotiating the turn at First Street
North onto Pine Avenue. The problem is compounded
with improvements to the intersection, part of the city's
streetscape improvements in the area. The city plans
curbs and sidewalks on the south side of the street
there, reducing the turning radius for the trucks.
Building Official Bill Sanders consulted with the
architect for the improvement project, Rick Fawley,
and Ron Larson, the engineer overseeing the work.
They came up with a solution to add a reinforced side-
walk on both sides, north and south, of First Street
North that would allow the trucks a little more room.
That's when Post, owner of the Pelican Post Mo-
tel on the north side of First at Pine, entered the picture,
since the new sidewalk plan calls for an easement on
a comer of his property,
Post said he wouldn't have a problem with grant-


ing the city an easement, but he wanted some conces-
sions: a lighted sign at Gulf Drive informing people of
the location of the motel and zero-setback and zero-
parking provisions for the motel.
"I'd like to see the same concessions you've given
to Bridge Street on First Street," Post told the
Bradenton Beach City Commission last week.
However, Post questioned the need for the ease-
ment in the first place.
"Is it the city's problem?" he asked. "Mr. Bazzy's
trucks could not make the turn from First Street onto
Church Avenue at all he didn't have enough room
- so they come down First to Pine. Now, with the
sidewalk, they can't turn here either. I'm going to be
deprived of a part of my property, and you'll have to
gerrymander and jury rig this whole thing. Is it neces-
sary or not?"
Architect Fawley said the problem existed prior to
the $500,000 streetscape project. "Too big a rig has to
come onto private property," he said. "We did every-
thing as planned, and just had it sprung on us that there
are 50-foot boats coming to the marina on trailers."


City Attorney Alan Prather said when the city
granted approval to Bazzy to expand the marina sev-
eral years ago there was no discussion of trucks tow-
ing big boats coming to the marina. "This is a larger
issue, and it may be an issue of restricting the size of
trucks in residential zones."
"This is a question of who should pay for this, the
citizens of Bradenton Beach or Allan Bazzy?" Com-
missioner John Chappie said.
"My problem is if we do this and next week a big-
ger truck comes in, what do we do?" Vice Mayor
Charlie Grace said.
Another wrinkle in the problem is timing. The
streetscape improvements are well underway, with a
deadline for completion scheduled in mid-November.
To use state grant funds, the work needs to get started
very soon, or funds for the changes will have to come
from other sources.
Commissioners eventually directed the attorney,
building official, architect, Post and Bazzy to get to-
gether and discuss the issue and present a report back
to them at the Oct. 16 commission meeting.


Commission considers alcohol for outdoor dining


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Wining and dining outdoors may soon be-
come a reality in Holmes Beach.
City commission last week instructed City
Attorney Patricia Petruff to draft a change to the
outdoor dining ordinance to include alcohol ser-
vice with meals.
Bill Zalla, owner of Marina Bay restaurant, re-
quested the change in August, saying he needed an
exception to boost business. The restaurant's gen-
eral manager, Guy Lococo, said his customers and
other business owners favor the change.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore said she was
originally opposed to the change because of a


past request from concessionaires at Manatee
County Public Beach to serve beer and wine with
meals. She was concerned about the glass being a
safety problem for beachgoers.
"I've always been dead set against it because of
my concerns at the public beach," she explained. "I
know the county commissioners must approve it. If
they allow it at Manatee Beach, they have to allow
it at Coquina Beach, and I don't think that's ever'
going to happen. The times are progressing. I'll
work with the public on it."
Resident Sue Normand said one concern of the
residents is that people who are drinking outdoors
will become rowdy. She suggested stipulating that
alcohol only be served with meals.


Whitmore and Commissioners Ron
Robinson and Don Maloney said they favor a
change. Commissioners Pat Geyer and Luke
Courtney said they oppose a change.
Petruff asked for direction on drafting the or-
dinance. Maloney said alcohol must be served
only with meals and only until 10 p.m.
"Specify that it must be a meal, not a snack,"
Whitmore added.
"The issue that comes to my mind is that I'm
personally not a big eater," Petruff noted.
"Sometimes I like a salad and a bowl of soup or
an appetizer and I consider that a meal."
The commission plans to discuss the draft on
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That settles it
So the chickens must go the way of Frances Bacon
the pig off island.
With a final peck at amending the Holmes Beach
code, the city attorney has once and for all settled the
question: Is it a pet?
Chickens may be pets to some but not in Holmes
Beach.
Actually the chickens caused less of a squabble in
their neighborhood than the ensuing battle at city hall
between the mayor and commission.
After the mayor paid a visit and determined the
chickens were pets, the commission resolved otherwise
but had difficulty forcing the mayor's hand. Memos
flew. Nothing happened and the chickens remained
cooped on 72nd Street until now.
The city attorney-says the commission may now
direct the mayor to enforce the new fowl code.
Along with the prohibition on the gallus species,
chickens and turkeys and the like, the commission in-
cluded a prohibition on wild or non-domestic birds,
mammals, reptiles, fish or amphibians which are iden-
tified either as Class I or II wildlife or poisonous or
venomous reptiles by the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission and which require state per-
mits for possession or exhibition.
Better camouflage your piranha.

October winds blow change
And how.
We were barely able to lament the closing of Island
Foods when "woosh," more changes arose.
Yes, we'll miss the fresh donuts.
The store had a Little League baseball team for
many years and lots of young players evolved into
stock boys, cashiers, college grads and entrepreneurs.
They, like the rest of us, will just have memories.
Like once when the power was out, a huge storm
threatened and Islanders flocked to the store to stock
up. With the lights out, customers were scurrying
around in the dark, all hurrying to get home to safety.
The cash registers were fortunately operating on gen-
erator power but the scene resembled a pack of looters
running up and down the aisles.
Not so, but an amusing image none the less. Anyone
else would have closed, but not our independent grocer.
Where will we buy pumpkins, Christmas trees and
the like? Groceries?
No doubt others will fill the need. It may be out of
the way for some, but Islanders' Market has very nearly
everything you could need and a host of convenience
stores on the Island fill in the gaps.
Remember, shopping is a pleasure.

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Heir adds information about
historical sign
My late grandfather, John Palmer, painted the sign
pictured in the Sept. 17 issue of The Islander.
I am delighted to know that it has been donated to
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, but there is
just one note to add ...
My grandparents did not move to the Island until
1957 so the sign was hung sometime after that. Johnny,
as my grandfather was called, was well-known as the
"Island sign painter" until he passed away in 1985.
My grandmother, Francys Palmer, was also a very
talented painter and musician. I am certain some of her
work is still floating around, too. In particular, she re-
corded a 45-rpm record in 1964. The label reads Anna
Maria Island, Palm Record. I still have a copy and
would be interested to see if anyone else has one. The
side one song is "My Island," what else?
Lisa Varano, Holmes Beach

Publix's secrecy a concern
If the arrival of a Publix grocery store on Anna Maria
Island is such a good thing for all of us, why were the
negotiations carried out in such guarded secrecy?
And, why did the owners of Publix deny that those
negotiations were underway months ago? Starting a
relationship with those it intends to serve by lying to
them does not bode well for any of us.
Lately, I hear that Publix also intends to build a
strip mall which will connect with the Crowder Broth-
ers store. Is that true? Why don't we ask the Publix
people to comment on that? Will they be more forth-
coming this time?
Publix will no doubt claim that a new store will cre-
ate more jobs for the Island residents and increase our tax
base. But what about the folks who may go out of busi-
ness here because they directly compete with Publix in
some areas? There already is a Publix in Bradenton and
on Longboat Key, do we really need another?
I think those of us who live here have just one
question to ask ourselves. Which is more important -
a few more jobs or the quality of life which we pres-
ently enjoy?
John Gilroy, Holmes Beach


Cell tower is threat
to height restrictions
I would like to clarify the remarks made by Holmes
Beach Commissioner Don Maloney in the Islander re-
garding the placement of the cell tower on City land.
Maloney stated that he had the heir's approval, meaning
my father, Hugh Holmes Sr., as to the placement of the
cell tower on City land. This is absolutely not true as Hugh
Holmes is not in favor of a 155-foot tower on City land.
We need to stop and take a look at the issue that we
are dealing with. It is not whether or not we want bet-
ter cell phone communications. The issue involves the
placement of cell towers on a barrier island that has a
36-foot height restriction in force.
The people spoke against the 65-foot bridge be-
cause of the impact it would have on an Island with
height restrictions. Now we are faced with companies
that want to place 155-foot towers all over the islands.
With the City determining that cellular communi-
cation is an essential service, these towers could be
placed anywhere on the island, both in residential and
commercial zones. GTE has requested three sites al-
ready, the next one could be in your backyard.
Please get in your cars and go to the mainland and
look at the towers being constructed. There is a 140-
foot tower behind Westbay Athletic Club, Manatee
Avenue and 67th Street NW, and a 150-foot tower that
compares to the one approved at Smith Realty on US
41 behind Mister Donut, just south of Cortez Road.
Picture how this will look on an island with height
restrictions. They would undoubtedly stick out like a
sore thumb if placed in highly exposed areas with no
mature trees or buffering. A placement of a tower on
City property would be just as exposed and will affect
just as many if not more residents.
Please become involved in the moratorium issue
and voice your concerns. The commission has asked
for your input so let us give it to them. Do we want the
towers disguised? How do we determine the areas in
which they should be allowed? Do we and can we im-
pose our height restrictions? Are we wise in determin-
ing cell tower communication an "essential service?"
It is time to become involved.
Judy Titsworth, Holmes Beach


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 3, Will and Mabel and Gladys
by June Alder


vv,.,
Partners in the Anna Maria Beach Resort survey their domain when it still was
wild and junglyy. Will Bean, always a natty dresser, is wearing a straw hat.
The fellow in the bowler hat is partner C.H. "Chap" Tedder.

IT'S A JUNGLE

OUT THERE


In last week's installment of Gladys
Bean Holdstock's story of her father
Will Bean, developer of the Anna Maria
Beach Resort, we learned that his
mother died ofyellow fever in Tampa in
1887. Will was then 12 years old. Six
years later his widowed father George
Emerson Bean settled on Anna Maria
Island with his three youngest children
while Will worked in Tampa and served
in the 1898 war with Cuba. That same
year Will married Mabel Willliams of
Port Tampa and his father died of a
stroke in a Tampa hospital.
A go-getter and smooth operator, by
1904 Will had won a political plum-the
job of postmaster of the city of Tampa.
During the real estate boom of 1910 he
started to develop his father's home-
stead, hoping to make hisfortune. He in-
tended to make it the "premier" resort
on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Now go on with the story:

Q. When did your father first begin
to build his Anna Maria Beach Resort?
It was 1909, I guess. I was about 10
years old when Daddy took my mother
and me to the Island to show us what he
was doing there.
He set up a camp on the Bayside
[about where the Anna Maria City Pier is
today] and brought in 400 men and I don't
know how many horses to clear the land.
They had machetes and axes to cut
through the jungle. They worked all day
long in the mosquitoes and heat. It took a
half hour just to hack a path across the is-
land to the seashore. It was just jungly, a
mass of marshy places and terrible things.
It all had to be dragged away
My Daddy had a little cottage put up
for us-Mother called it Pioneer Cot-
tage. I remember falling to sleep at night
hearing those black men singing in their
camp nearby.

"Pioneer Cottage"
was the first structure
Will Bean built in his
new resort on Anna
Maria Island. It is still
standing at the corner
of Spring Avenue and
Tarpon Street.


Daddy built the pier, the dock, a
bath house, a pavilion, a grocery store.
a few houses-and he started selling
lots. He sold the Gulf lots for $75 and
the inland ones for $50. My goodness,
you couldn't get them for a fortune
now.
The mosquitoes were terrible-
we'd carry palm leaves to beat off the
insects. Mother and I. we stayed on the
Island almost permanently, except
when it was school time. Then when I
was 15 I went away to boarding school
but I'd spend the summers and Christ-
mas vacations down there. In the win-
ter we had no heat but fireplaces.
Daddy'd get up and light a fire in the
mornings and I'd get dressed and
nearly freeze to death.
Q. But you had some fun didn't
you?
Oh, I had all the fun in the world,
I loved pioneering. I loved it and of
course my father, being the developer,
he was prominent so I was noticed a lot
and I was with people I loved.
We went swimming all the time. I
remember going in swimming on
Christmas Day. Mother made my bath-
ing suits, you know the little blackjack-
ets piped with braid and the pants un-
derneath. I went fishing on the pier,
loved to fish, still do. I would sit on the
pier with my fishing pole all morning
and get enough fish for our supper.
Daddy bought me a boat-a little
cypress rowboat with an Evinrude en-
gine. Daddy named it the Gladys. I al-
ways went out in the Bay with the en-
gine but had to row back. They pulled
me up on the dock by a pulley. Oh, I
felt so smart.

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Holmes Beach trailer ordinance hauled back into town


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Commission revived its often-
maligned trailer ordinance last week, directing the city
attorney to draft modifications.
Commissioners were poised to rescind the ordi-
nance, put in storage several months ago after numer-
ous complaints from residents.
The ordinance created dissension since its passage
last year, because it restricts trailer and RV parking to
side and back yards "unless there is no other alterna-
tive due to the configuration of the property."
Residents pleaded it would force them to remove
costly landscaping and fences.


After a case came to the city's code enforcement
board, members sought clarification from the council
on the meaning of "configuration of the property."
Subsequent discussions went adrift and the ordinance
was put on hold.
In April, two groups of citizens volunteered to draft
a revised ordinance but no revisions have been forth-
coming. Commissioners also discussed adopting the
regulations for zoning districts rather than the entire
city.
"I looked at the whole city, and my opinion is that
the majority of residents could put it on the side or in
the back," resident John Williamson said. "I don't want
to look out my window and see a big RV, trailers or


From ashes: rebuilding, restocking,

reopening at Surfing World


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Surfing World may open this year after all,
a good two months ahead of when its owners
had feared.
The Cortez business was gutted and all in-
ventory and fixtures destroyed by fire last June,
and for awhile it appeared it couldn't reopen
until February. A "paper nightmare" with the
complexities of insurance seemed sure to delay
rebuilding, restocking and reopening.
But now the owners, Rocky and Jane Von
Hahmann, have begun cleaning up the mess and
look forward to getting into reconstruction
soon.
Jane Von Hahmann said they had to leave
the fire debris in place "until the insurance com-
pany said 'go,' and they said 'go' in late Sep-
tember."
The company also made a partial payment
on the Von Hahmanns' claim, but they won't


know how much total coverage they'll get for
some time.
Meanwhile, the couple and their three
middle school sons are filling their second large
Dumpster with charred junk. The owners are
sure they'll be open in early January, but hope
for December.
Surfing World also had a uniform business,
which was rushing in August but has trickled off
since schools have opened. Its biggest customer
is St. Joseph's School, whose 405 youngsters
got their uniforms on time. "We didn't make a
dime on it," said Jane Von Hahmann. "We had
to replace our entire inventory. But you can't let
370 families down."
Fire inspectors determined that the blaze
started in a lighting fixture. It destroyed every-
thing but the cinder block walls of Surfing
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shop and Von Hahmann's screen print business
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boats that sit there for six months."
Resident Don Schroder said he favors retaining the
ordinance, allowing residents with problems of plants
or fences to apply for a special exception.
"The ordinance has some flexibility built in," City
Attorney Patricia Petruff noted. "If there's any change
it could be to define what you mean by 'configuration
of the property.' If you choose to rescind it, please
understand that it repealed another ordinance. You
have to decide what you want to put back, for example:
no overnight stays for RVs parked in the city, no park-
ing in rights of way, etc."
Commissioner Carol Whitmore said it was never
their intent to make people remove landscaping and
structures.
Commissioner Ron Robinson, who has always fa-
vored retaining the ordinance, said he would compro-
mise on allowing mature trees of 10 to 12 inches in
diameter.
"Who's going to decide what a mature tree is?"
Commission Chairman Don Maloney asked. "I don't
have a single tree in my yard of that diameter, and
they're all quite mature."
Resident Sue Normand suggested using the term
'size or existing configuration' to accommodate
smaller lots and existing landscaping and structures.
Commissioner Luke Courtney said the commission
could apply the ordinance only to the R1 and R1AA
districts. He said the R2 and R4 districts could be ex-
cluded because lot sizes are too small.
"I don't recommend that you exclude any dis-
tricts," Petruff advised. "Try to focus on what creates
the hardship and the 'no alternative' option."
Petruff said council could consider using portions
of a Tampa ordinance in which vehicles are excluded
if they and the trailers are of such a size that "the ex-
isting structure, trees or landscaping completely pre-
vent the vehicle or craft from being maneuvered into
or located within the side or rear yard." Trees or plants
are limited to varieties that require a permit to remove.
Maloney asked that planning commissioners be
provided with copies of the Tampa ordinance and make
recommendations to the commission.


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Holmes Beach planners recommend setback change


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
All but one member of the Holmes Beach Planning
Commission agreed that the draft ordinance on set-
backs is consistent with the city's comprehensive plan.
Currently the city's side yard setbacks for elevated
new construction are 10 feet for one-story, or one hab-
itable floor, and 15 feet for two-story, or two habitable
floors. Setbacks for both stories must be 15 feet.
The change would allow what is called "wedding
cake" structures by changing the two-story setbacks to
10 feet for the first habitable floor and 15 feet for the
second habitable floor.
The argument for the change has been that owners
of older, one-story, ground-level structures can add a
second story.
However, owners of elevated one-story structures
built to conform to flood regulations, cannot add a second
floor if the first floor setback is 10 feet. According to code,
in order to add a second floor, the structure would have to
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The change was requested by Building Official Joe
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"It gives the owner more options for aesthetics by
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larger and the second floor to be smaller, rather than the
entire structure having to be smaller."
Planner Bruce Golding said a change would allow
owners to "squeeze more structure on the land" and
would infringe on the quality of life of neighbors.
Kennedy said the 30 percent land coverage would
remain the same but the amount of square footage
could be increased.
"Ten years ago when they wrote these ordinances
to dovetail with the comprehensive plan they said, 'We
want these larger houses to be five feet further from the
line so they're not looming and overwhelming the slab
construction [ground-level homes],'" Golding replied.
Normand said under the proposed change, one- and
two-story elevated structures would both have first
floor setbacks of 10 feet. However, the second floor
would be stepped in five feet.


A Florida Sea Grant/West Coast Inland Navigation
District pilot study has mapped the waters between the
Cortez and Siesta Key bridges, providing valuable de-
tail to those navigable channels.
Now, requests for expanding the area of concern to
Anna Maria Island's waterways has been endorsed by
all three Island cities.
Anna Maria Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe introduced
a city resolution which commends and supports the


"If it's indented five feet, it's not going to be as
bothersome to me as looking up at a wall," Normand
said.
"I don't see that coming in five feet is being less
looming or more attractive," Golding said. "The city
should not reduce or weaken its minimum standards.
The only people who have problems interpreting these
rules are those who want more more intensity, more
density."
"We have to accommodate people when change is
needed," Kennedy replied. "Just because we change the
rules doesn't mean we're usurping the guidelines that
were mandated by the state."
Golding said the ordinance is not in compliance
with objectives in the future land use, housing, coastal
and concurrency elements of the comprehensive plan.
City commissioners plan to have the first reading
of the ordinance on Oct. 7.


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clude Anna Maria Island and requests assistance from
the State of Florida and from Manatee County in mak-
ing the expanded study a reality.
"This is important to our community and we will
push it all we can," said Wolfe.
Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Charlie Grace
pushed a similar resolution through his city as well.
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Brenda Holland of Anna Maria, a national quilt
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tured in the display. Also exhibiting their quilts are
Vanya Neer of Bradenton and Eve Asbury of Holmes
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Temple Beth El to hold
High Holy Day services
Temple Beth El invites members of the Jewish
community to services during the High Holy Day pe-
riod.
Yom Kippur, the Day of Forgiveness or the Day
of Atonement, will begin at sundown on Friday, Oct.
10, at 6:45 p.m.
Morning service will begin on Saturday, Oct. 11,
at 9 a.m. and includes a "Yizkor," or memorial service.
After a break, the service will resume at 6 p.m.
Since Yom Kippur is a day of fasting, the final services
will be followed by a brief break-the-fast snack.
The temple is located at 2209 75th St. W.,
Bradenton. Call 792-0870 for further information.

Tai chi class for beginners
at Island Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
offer a nine-session course in beginners' tai chi from
7 to 8:15 p.m., Mondays beginning Oct. 13.
Tai chi chuan is a Chinese system of calisthenics
that promotes balance, health, wellness and relaxation.
The first class is free.
For cost, additional information and to register,
call the Center at 778-1908 or Michele Fouts, instruc-
tor, at 779-2328.

Friends of Island Branch
Library begin lectures
The Friends of the Island Branch Library invite the
public to the first of its 1997-98 Program Series on
Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m., in the Walker-Swift Meet-
ing Room.
Barbara Anton, Sarasota playwright and author,
will be the featured speaker.
Anton has worked for the "New York Journal,"
was fashion editor for "National Jeweler" magazine,
was a personality columnist for the "Sarasota Times"
and is currently a contributing editor for "Sarasota
Magazine," as well as a free-lance writer. She has had
four off-Broadway plays produced with "Why Isn't the
Moon Square?" her most recent and has written
"Egrets to the Flames," named one of the Top Ten at
the Florida First Coast Writers Festival.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach. Call 778-6341 for additional information.

Art season to open at
Longboat Key Art Center
The International Society of Experimental Artists
will open the season at the Longboat Key Art Center
in conjunction with the Faculty Exhibit in the lobby
and the Sarasota Audubon Society in the Glen Mem-
bers Gallery.
The exhibit will begin on Friday, Oct. 10. An
opening reception will be held on Sunday, Oct. 12,
from 4 to 6 p.m. at the center, 6860 Longboat Drive S.,
Longboat Key.
Call 383-2345 for further information.

MCC Art exhibit features
work by faculty members
A multi-media exhibition by Manatee Community
College faculty members will open Friday, Oct. 10,
with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fine Art Gal-
lery, Bradenton Campus, 5840 26th St. W.
Refreshments will be served.
Regular hours at the MCC Fine Art Gallery are 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more in-
formation, call 755-1551, extension 4251.


Homecoming concert
Rev. Joe Atkinson proved the power of his voice to
Sunday morning worshipers and evening concert
goers at Island Baptist Church, Anna Maria. The
"God's Family Homecoming" concert featured the
evangelist singer, left, joined by his wife Judy and
Hallelujah Choir director Sandy Taylor. Atkinson is
an international recording artist with 12 albums.
Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann


Historical society needs
art 'matters' and more
Island artists and crafts people, especially those
skilled in cutting mats, are needed to donate his or her
services to help the Anna Maria Island Historical Mu-
seum to remodel.
Call Carolyn Norwood at 778-1514 to offer what-
ever time you can spare,


Island historical museum
begins to get new look
The remodeling of the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Museum is in the planning stages.
With the help of Kristin Koehn, curator of the
South Florida Museum, the exhibits, which have been
collected during the past seven years, will have a new
look.
In addition, John Van Ostenbridge of Holmes
Beach has constructed shelves and Robert Byrne of
Bradenton Beach donated a large photograph which
hung in the Anchorage. Shot in the early '50s by the
late Harold Smith, the picture depicts a crowded city
pier with happy anglers using long bamboo poles.
The fall schedule has begun at the museum. Doors
are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. Early
Settlers Bread is on sale Wednesday mornings and
1998 Anna Maria Island historical calendars are avail-
able at the museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.


Booths available for
Island Heritage Days
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is now ac-
cepting reservations for booth space at the Eighth Annual
Heritage Days Arts and Crafts Festival, Saturday and
Sunday, Nov. 8-9, at the Holmes Beach City Field.
To reserve a space or for more information, call
Lois Lietz at 794-8671.






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SPrivateers offer
all a chance
For a dollar donation, some
lucky person will tip the
scales infavor of great
fishing, winning this bass
boat, motor and trailer. The
Anna Maria Privateers will
hold a drawing at 11 p.m.
during the Privateers'
Halloween Dance, Satur-
day, Oct. 25, at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, Holmes
Beach. The dance begins at
7p.m. and admission is
free. Advance raffle tickets
are available from any
Privateer or at Rotten
Ralph's in Anna Maria,
Bridge Tender Inn in
Bradenton Beach and at
Surfside Cafe, Holmes
Beach. Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


Howard C. Burkhead, M.D.
Howard C. Burkhead, 82, of Arcadia, Mich., and
Holmes Beach, died Sept. 29 in Arcadia.
Dr. Burkhead was a radiologist and head of the
Dept. of Radiology at
Evanston Hospital,
Evanston, Ill., and was head
radiologist at Ludhiana
Christian Medical College,
India, for three months in
1965. He served as presi-
dent of the Chicago Medical
Society, 1974-75, and
served at Swedish Covenant
Hospital, Chicago, Ill. He
Burkhead was an active member of
Rotary International for 40
years. Dr. Burkhead was a member of Roser Memorial
Community Church, Anna Maria City, and was an ac-
tive member of Save Anna Maria Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two daughters,
Judith Weiner of West Bloomfield, Mich., and Nancy
Hauschild of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; two sons,
Curtis of Evanston, Ill., and Robert of San Francisco,
Calif.; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria City, FL
34216

Harold L. Erickson Jr.
Harold L. Erickson Jr., 73, of Burlington, Wis., and
Holmes Beach, died Sept. 18 at Memorial Hospital in
Burlington.
Mr. Erickson served as a loan officer with Fifth/
Third Union Trust Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. He was chair-
man of the board of American City Bank, Milwaukee,
Wis., and chief financial officer of Astronautics Corp.
of America, Milwaukee. He served in the U.S. Army
during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star
and the Croix de Guerre with two Silver Stars. Mr.
Erickson was a member of the Kiwanis Club and Or-
der of Scottish Rites, Milwaukee, and active in Boy
Scouts and Junior Achievement. He was a winter resi-
dent of Holmes Beach since 1989.
He is survived by his wife, Frances; a daughter,
Anne Tracy of Cincinnati; four sons, Harold III of
Milwaukee, William of Tucson, Ariz., David of
Roswell, Ga., and James of Cincinnati; a sister, Barbara


Crosby of Rockford, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
Services were held at Schuette-Daniels Funeral
Home, Burlington, Wis., with the Rev. Paul Ketterer
officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Rock-
ford, Ill. Memorials may be made to the American
Cancer Society.

Joanna Greene McMillan
Joanna Greene McMillan, 69, died Oct. 3, at Mt.
Ascutney Hospital & Health Center in Windsor, Vt.
Mr. McMillan graduated from Simmons College in
Boston. She owned and operated Illuminations, a light-
ing fixtures store, in West Lebanon, N.H. For the past
few years, she has been a winter resident of Anna
Maria Island. Mrs. McMillan volunteered at the
Montshire Museum, Norwich, Vt., and at the Vermont
Handicapped Ski Program, Mt. Ascutney Resort, West
Windsor, Vt.
She is survived by two daughters, Michelle Van
Hoesen of Evergreen, Colo., and Wendy McMillian-
Kenyon of Norwich; two sons, Stephen of Tahoe City,
Calif., and Alexander of Minneapolis; two brothers,
Frederick Green Jr. of Brunswick, Maine, and
Theodore Greene of Watertown, Conn.; nine grand-
children; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct.
8, at 2 p.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Nor-
wich, with the Rev. Sarah Horton officiating. Interment
will follow in Hillside Cemetery in Thetford, Vt.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the charity of one's choice.

Frank Henry Schneider
Frank Henry Schneider, 94, of Bradenton, died
Sept. 29, in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Arnsdorf, Austria, Mr. Schneider came to
Manatee County from Richmond, Va., in 1971. He was
an executive mechanical engineer for Robertshaw Con-
trols. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
Holmes Beach. He was a member of Masonic Order
Hope Lodge, High Twelve and Key Royale Golf Club.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice.
A memorial service was held at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be
made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, Manasota Chapel, was in charge of the
arrangements.


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And at times your mind will wander off the beaten track.
Till suddenly it hits you,
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Anna Maria man gets his gator


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Bill Worth got his alligator. Three of them, in fact.
He hunted the darkness of Lake Okeechobee with
two other men working on Worth's trapper license, and
harpooned three gators between 6 1/2 and 7 1/2 feet
long.
Worth brought one head back with him to join the
skull of a Nile crocodile he nailed years ago along the
Congo River in Africa, where he was born and reared.
Worth, of Anna Maria City, was one of 500 people
drawn from among 7,000 applicants nationwide to re-
duce an overpopulation of Florida gators by a strictly
controlled hunt. He and other Floridians paid $250 for
the privilege of even participating in the drawing; it
cost non-residents $1,000. The winners were drawn
July 24 for the right to take up to five alligators each
between Sept. 1 and 15.
Worth became a licensed alligator trapper. His son
and a friend were licensed agents. They hunted with a
guide on his airboat.
There are two ways to hunt gators, Worth ex-
plained.
One is by snagging the prey with a "snatch hook,"
a large three-pronged hook with heavy rod and reel.
The other method is a harpoon, which Worth used.
The harpoon is a barbed dart on the end of a long pole.
As Worth recalls it with evident excitement, "the
guide's helmet light reflects in the eyes of the alliga-
tor and you run up on them and jab the harpoon into the
gator. He takes off and the barb detaches from the pole
and you just leave it. The barb is hooked to a float by
a long rope, and you just let 'em go. By the time you've
gone back and gotten your pole, the gator has stopped
and you can find the float and drag him to the boat with
the rope.
"If he pulls hard enough to maybe pull the dart out
of his hide, you let him go and chase the float. He has
to come up for air so you try again.
"You're not allowed to use firearms, just a car-
tridge at the end of a pole that divers use to keep sharks
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Bill and Elnora Worth of Anna Maria City display heads that Worth took from big reptiles the skull of a 14-
foot Nile crocodile he shot when he was a lad, and the "fresh" head of the 7 1/2-foot alligator he hooked in
Lake Okeechobee in early September. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann


of the skull with that 'bang stick' and it's over quickly."
Buyers, licensed and regulated by the state, take the
gators off the hunters' hands to sell the meat and skins
and whatever heads the hunters don't want. Worth only
wanted one head from his three alligators.
He regards alligators as one of the bright success
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14 feet it was twice the size of his Florida trophies, and
a far nastier specimen "the Nile croc habitually
feeds on humans, unlike our alligators. I shot one with
my Dad's rifle, and it had bracelets and parts of tennis
shoes in its stomach."
His parents were Presbyterian missionaries, Worth
says, and their nearest missionary neighbors 160 miles
away had a young daughter who years later became
Mrs. William C. Worth Jr.
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By Michelle Timpanaro
Islander Reporter
SWhen an inspector calls in the middle of a well-
to-do family's engagement party, no one is prepared
for the impact he will have on each of them before
the night is over.
The Island Players production of An Inspector
Calls is set in Brumley, an industrial city in the
North Midlands. The year is 1912, but the story's
concern is timeless.
A young, determined woman ventures to a big
city in hopes of establishing a life for herself. De-
spite her efforts, she is overwhelmed with indigence
and misfortune.
Sam McDowell and Mona Upp portray prestige
and wealth as Arthur and Sybil Birling. Their daugh-
ter Sheila, played by Martine Shandles, represents
the classic sheltered, upper-class daughter preparing
to wed an affluent crony of the Birling family. John
Durkin plays the restless and temperamental son,
Eric, who drinks frequently and is rather high-
strung.
John Dicks completes the engagement party as
Gerald Croft, an astute chap who realizes the mar-
riage arrangement is a bit of a business venture as
well as a sacred vow and pledge of love.


With the setting established and the engagement
party underway, Inspector Goole makes his entrance
with some very displeasing news. The inspector,
played by Rob Prescott, keeps the audience attentive
as he cunningly interrogates each of the guests about
the recent suicide of a young woman who is insig-
nificant in the eyes of the Birling family.
This single-scene play consists of three acts with
two 10-minute intermissions. The costumes are ex-
quisite and the set is eye-catching.
Under the direction of Geoffrey Todd, the Island
Players' first production of the 1997-98 season, An
Inspector Calls, has definitely started off the season
with a bang: a great October mystery with laughs.
Also. be sure to check out the newly completed
addition which includes a new box office, spacious
handicap-accessible bathrooms and a cozy lobby
with a water fountain.
The play runs through Oct. 12. Curtain times are
8 p.m. except for a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. The
theater is dark on Mondays. Tickets are $12.
The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
weekdays and an hour before each performance.
The theater is at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria City.
For information call 778-5755.


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Events
The Palma Sola Elementary School PTA will
sponsor its Harvest Round-up on Saturday, Oct. 11,
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 6806 Fifth Ave. NW,
Bradenton.
The South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton, will host "The Fishing Heritage of Gulf
Coastal Florida: Six Thousand Years of Fishing Tradi-
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fishing traditions, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 14, through
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 28, burglary, 100 block of Elm. The victim
reported an unknown person removed items from the
residence and fled.
Sept. 29, domestic disturbance, 200 block of
Spring. The complainant reported the subject refused
to leave the residence. The subject was leaving upon
the deputy's arrival.
Sept. 30, theft, 600 block of Rose. After contact-
ing his bank to verify his checking account balance, the
victim found a check missing and learned it had been
forged.
Oct. 2, trespass warning, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria City Pier. The complainant reported the subject
was catching fish, killing them with a baseball bat and
gutting them in front of diners. He was issued a tres-
pass warning.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. 28, burglary, 101 Seventh St. N., Golden
Star restaurant. The victim reported an unknown per-
son removed a window and removed a 21-inch color
television set valued at $321, $7 in change and two
slabs of beef ribs. Damages were $75.
Sept. 29, grant theft, 100 block of Bridge Street.
The victim reported a person unknown removed his
boat valued at $500.


Oct. 1, attempted burglary, Coquina Beach con-
cession stand. The victim reported an unknown person
attempted to break into the building by prying open
security shutters. Damages were $500.
Oct. 1, aggravated battery, 116 Bridge St., Sports
Lounge. The officer on patrol found the subject stand-
ing in front of the business bleeding heavily from a
four-inch laceration across his face. He refused to tell
the officer what happened. EMS responded and trans-
ported him to the hospital.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 26, DUI, 600 Manatee Avenue. The of-
ficer on patrol observed a vehicle operated by Craig
Holcomb, 30, of Bradenton, traveling 52 mph in a
35-mph zone on East Bay Drive, make a wide turn
onto Manatee Avenue and cross the center line. The
officer stopped Holcomb, administered performance
evaluations and placed him in custody.
Sept. 26, assistance, 500 block of 69th Street.
The officer assisted an elderly resident with fixing
her toilet.
Sept. 26, traffic, 100 block of 52nd Street. The
officer on patrol observed the subject travel south on
Marina Drive and turn into the BP station to avoid the
traffic signal. When the officer pursued the subject, he
turned off his lights and pulled into a bank parking lot.
The officer issued a citation for avoiding the light and
a summons for fleeing to elude.
Sept. 26, domestic battery, resisting without
violence, 5600 block of Guava. The officer found


that the victim and subject had been fighting and the
subject broke glass in several areas of the residence.
The victim had bleeding scratches on his face and
leg.
When the subject was placed in custody, she re-
sisted and had to be forcibly handcuffed and placed
in the patrol vehicle.
Sept. 27, noise from a loud party, 7600 block of
Gulf Drive. The officer had to return a second time and
shut the party down.
Sept. 28, trespass, 100 block of 68th Street. The
complainant reported subjects were swimming in her
pool, then left the area. The officer located the subjects
and warned them about trespassing.
Sept. 30, found property a cellular phone, 77th
Street beach.
Oct. 1, lost property earrings valued at $1,500,
Marina Isles.
Oct. 1, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victim re-
ported an unknown person removed tool boxes and
tools valued at $450.
Oct. 2, DUI with property damage, 400 block
of 63rd Street. The officer on patrol observed a ve-
hicle driven by Larry Doyle, 54, of Holmes Beach,
weave in the lane, cross the center line five times and
hit the line on the right side of the road four times.
While pulling over for the officer, Doyle hit a
parked vehicle, according to the police report. The
officer administered performance evaluations and
placed Doyle in custody.


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You just never know
When you dined at the Pewter Mug some 18 years
ag, you probably didn't suspect your waiter would
he to Hollywood and work for a top show like
Cheers.
You didn't figure the owner of the Oar House, a
short-lived bar at the Bradenton Beach/Holmes Beach
city line that hosted the likes of big stars such as Dickie
Betts, Gregg Allman, Leon Redbone and Tom Waits,
would end up friends with Woody Harrelson.
Or that by dropping his name you'd be invited to
dine with Harrelson on the set of his locally-filmed
movie, "Palmetto."
You surely wouldn't guess you'd own a little com-
munity newspaper and that same friend would send you
pictures of new hit television stars reading your weekly
rag, would you?
Yep. Strange things happen.
Former Islander David Reid is currently promotion
director for "George & Leo," a half-hour sitcom starring
Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsch. The show's creators, Dan
Staley and Rob Long, were among Cheers alumni the last
three years of the top-rated show, and they tapped Reid for
administrative duties with their new production.

Hold thoughts for Jerry
Westbay Athletic Club owner, Islander Jerry Bose,
was seriously injured Sept. 27. in a fall from the rafters
to a racquetball court floor.
Bose was changing light bulbs and ceiling panels.
suffered compound fractures in both wrists and a fron-
tal lobe skull fracture. He has had a spleenectomy and
is in the critical care unit at Blake Medical Center.
According to wife Herta, he has no paralysis and
is slowly beginning to recognize family. She says that
the longer the brain has to relax, the more his physical
being improves and he's more alert every day.
Bose is president of the board of directors of the
Anna Maria Island Community Center and is active in
support of youth sports programs.
Get well wishes may be sent to Jerry Bose, room
503, in care of Blake Medical Center, 2020 59th St. W.,
Bradenton, FL 34209.


Islander goes Hollywood
Courtney and Bob Newhart scan The Islander Bystander with former Islander David Reid on the set of the
new Monday night comedy, "George and Leo." It airs at 9:30 p.m. locally. Courtney is Newhart's youngest of
two daughters and two sons. This is his fourth sit-com, following "The Bob Newhart Show, "Newhart, and
"Bob. Oops! Looks like champagne and chocolate cake on the set. Television is loaded with party animals -
just like Anna Maria Island!


Clang, clang
The trolley is back from a month's vacation with
an expanded route and expanded fare.
Resuming service Tuesday, Oct. 7, the trolley starts
at Rotten Ralph's in Anna Maria City, heads down the
Island, through Longboat Key. The route expansion
comes on the return trip: Lido Key to U.S. 41, Cortez
Road and back to Anna Maria.
Stops on the mainland will include Ringling Mu-
seum, Jungle Gardens, John Home's new Anna Maria
Oyster Bar Land "';e a mile north of the airport, Cortez
Road at 26th Stret, Cortez at 59th Street, Nautical But
Nice in Cortez, and west across the bridge.
The fare will go from last year's $2 one way to $5
for an all-day on-and-off boarding pass. Kids under 3
ride free.
"Actually," contends Gary Creamans, who owns


Tasty affair
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce hosted a "Taste" of Anna Maria at St. Bernard Church
recently. It was a rainy Saturday, but church crowds filled the event, sampling the fare of many local restau-
rants. The event raised funds for the chamber. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood




City, Center benefit from grant
The City of Holmes Beach and the Anna Maria This year's doantion of $10,000 is earmarked for
Island Community Center are beneficiaries of a grant recreation equipment and buffering between recre-
from the Rex Hagen Foundation of Ligonier, Ind. ation areas, parking lots and streets.
The foundation makes an annual contribution Along with the grant was a request from the
toward parks and recreation in the city. The city cur- foundation that the city donate $4,000 of the $10,000
rently has funds from the foundation to build new to the Center. Last week the city commission ap-
basketball courts as part of the city complex project. proved the donation.


the trolley operation, "it was costing a passenger only
a dollar less, $2 up and $2 back."
Creamans said the new rate for the Siesta Key/
downtown Sarasota trolley is $10 all day.
Creamans said he rerouted the northbound trolley
to the mainland because of lack of support from
Longboat Key and St. Armands Circle merchants.



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STOP LOCATION 1st Trip 2nd Trip
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59th St & Coretz Rd., Publix 8:40
Columbia Blake Senior Center 8:44
Nautical But Nice, Cortez 8:50
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, Anna Maria 9:30 12:30
Anna Maria Oyster Bar/Ato's 9:31 12:31
Rod and Real Motel/Pier 9:33 12:33
Eddie B's Restaurant 9:36 12:36
Haley's Motel & Resort. Holmes Beach 9:40 12:40
Blue Water Beach Club 9:42 12:42
Harrington House B & B 9:43 12:43
Island Real Estate 9:44 12:44
The Islander Bystander 9:45 12:45
Native Rentals 9:46 12:46
West Coast Surf Shop 9:49 12:49
Shells Rest/Paradise Bagels 9:52 12:52
Gulf Stream/Smugglers Cove, Bradenton Beach 9:58 12:58
Bridge Street Pier & Cafe 10:00 1:00
Moore's, Longboat Key 10:06 1:06
Rosalie Swimwear/Whitney Beach 10:08 1:08
Little Gull 10:14 1:14
Albritton Fruit 10:16 1:16
Gul Tides 10:20 1:20
Gulf Beach Resort, Lido Key 10:33 1:33
Harley Sandcastle 10:34 1:34
*Radison Resort & Cafe Lido 10:35 1:35
Holiday Inn-Downtown, Sarasota 10:50 1:50
Hyatt Sarasota 10:55 1:55
Best Westem Golden Host 11:00 2:00
Hampton Inn 11:02 2:02
Ringling Museum of Art 11:05 2:05
Oyster Bar-Landslde, Bradenton 11:08 2:08
26th Street & Cortez Rd., NW comer 11:15 2:15
59th St. & Cortez Rd., Publix 11:20 2:20
Columbia Blake Senior Center 11:22 2:22
Nautical But Nice, Cortez 11:27 2:27
Native Rentals, Holmes Beach 11:35 2:35
The Islander Bystander 11:36 2:36
Island Real Estate 11:37 2:37
Hamington House B & B 11:40 2:40
Blue Water Beach Club 11:41 2:41
Haley's Motel & Resort 11:42 2:42
Eddie B's Restaurant, Anna Maria 11:43 2:43
Anna Maria Oyster Bar/Ato's 11:45 2:45
Rod & Reel Motel and Pier 11:50 2:50
Rotten Ralph's 11:55 2:55
*10-minute break. The Anna Maria Island Trolley driver, Mike
Kelly, advises passengers of return time to destination. The
schedule is sponsored by The Islander Bystander. For informa-
tion on advertising in future issues including the Island street
map call 778-7978. For trolley information call 346-3115.





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from left, are Justin Dearlove, Deni Morgan, Hannah Moses and Charlie Taylor. Second row, from left, are
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Anna Maria

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Monday, 10/13/97
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Hot Dog on
Bun, Tator Tots, Salad, Juice
Tuesday, 10/14/97
Breakfast: Waffles w/Syrup, Juice
Lunch: Two Tacos w/Lettuce & Tomato or
Burritos, Peaches, Cookie
Wednesday, 10/15/97
Breakfast: Pretzel w/Cheese, Juice
Lunch: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Salad,
Green Beans, Garlic Toast or Mini-Chef
Salad, Cake
Thursday, 10/16/97
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Nachos & Cheese,
Corn, Salad, Ice Cream
Friday, 10/16/97
No School
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All meals served with milk.


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11 to 13 year olds, game time is 7:30 p.m.


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Oct. 13
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Wed. Oct. 8
Thurs. Oct. 9
Thurs. Oct. 9
Mon. Oct. 13
Tues. Oct. 14

Division 3
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Thurs. Oct. 9
Thurs. Oct. 9
Mon. Oct. 13
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^ ,Island Sports

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



Division II soccer: Action
Air & Energy and Ben Webb Landscaping battled
to a 3-3 tie in Division II soccer game that was full of
action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center on
Thursday night. Air & Energy, led by John Maser's hat
trick, was strongly supported by Denille Smallwood.
Ben Webb Landscaping got stellar performances from
Michael Wallen, Kyle Schweitzer and J.D. Webb, who
also scored a hat trick.
It looked like it was going to be a long evening
for Webb's team as they quickly found themselves
down 2-0 with less than 15 minutes gone in the
game. Webb, playing goalie, got a first-hand look at
both of Maser's two goals but he was unable to get
a hand on either of them.
Still down 2-0, Ben Webb Landscaping made a
switch and pulled Webb out of the goal to spark the
offense. Webb immediately made an impact when he
threw the ball in to Schweitzer down the wing who
passed to Wallen at the top of the box. Wallen spot-
ted Webb and set him up with a nice pass that Webb
hammered into the top left corner to cut Air &
Energy's lead to 2-1.
Wallen almost tied the score when he received
* the ball on the left wing, burned the defender and
sent a ball past the goalie but his shot rolled just
wide to leave the score 2-1 as the half ended.
Air & Energy came out after the half and looked
to add to their lead on some nice passing between
Maser and Smallwood but her shot went wide of the
goal.
Two minutes later, Maser intercepted a weak
clearing pass and hit it in the upper left corner of the
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Facing a two-goal deficit, Webb took control,
stole the ball in his defensive end and made a weav-
ing run through the Air & Energy defense. He fin-
ished the run by putting the ball in the back of the net
to cut the score to 3-2.
Ben Webb Landscaping, perhaps sensing time
was running out, applied tremendous pressure on the
Air & Energy defense. Wallen and Webb worked a
give-and-go with the ball to perfection, but Webb's
shot went wide.
Seconds later, Webb again brought the ball to-
ward goal but Marisa Butler was there with a defen-
sive tackle to turn Webb away.
Air & Energy then went on a counter-attack on
some nifty passing between Smallwood and Maser,
but Wallen stepped up with a nice tackle to stop their
offensive push.
Wallen's tackle stopped Air & Energy's scoring
threat and his pass found
Webb deep in his defen-
sive end. Webb carried
the ball out weaving
in and out of defenders
as he went end-to-end to
hammer the ball into the
back of the net and knot
the score with less than
two minutes to play. The
whistle sounded with the
II.l final score 3-3.


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Game 2, Division II
The second game of the night was also a Division
II game as Island Animal Clinic and West Coast Cool-
ing squared off. This game was truly a game of two
halves as Island Animal Clinic totally dominated the
first half, while West Coast had the action going their
way in the second stanza.
The first half saw Island Animal Clinic shooting at
West Coast's goal for 30 minutes, unable to capitalize.
Their shots went high, wide or right at West Coast
goalie Susanna VanAndel. She didn't give up a goal on
the night.
Logan Bystrom, Sam Lott and Christopher Klotz
all missed on great scoring chances in the unlucky first
half which ended scoreless.
The second half looked to be more of the same as
Island Animal Clinic picked up right where they left off
- firing shots on goalie VanAndel. This time, how-
ever, West Coast was able to clear the ball out to
Courtney Taylor.
Taylor carried the ball up the middle, drawing the
defense toward her where she made a beautiful pass up
the wing to a streaking Blake Tyre. Tyre outran the
Clinic's defense and hammered a shot to the far post for
a 1-0 lead.
Island Animal Clinic took the kick off and aimed
the ball right at the West Coast defense but Michael
Spicer was there to make the tackle. Spicer then sent
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the ball to Taylor at mid-field.
On what looked like a carbon copy of the first West
Coast goal, Taylor carried the ball up the middle to draw
the defense towards her and sent the ball down the right
wing where Tyre gathered it in. He outran the defense
again and slid the ball past the goalie for a 2-0 lead.
Tyre's two goals turned out to be all West Coast Cool-
ing would need as its defense, led by Spicer, VanAndel
and Victor Guy, kept Island Animal Clinic at bay for the
remainder of the half to record the 2-0 win.

The other ball
Palma Sola Park was alive on Saturday morning
with "fall ball."
Fall ball is Babe Ruth League baseball with some
modification of rules that make it more instructional
league than competitive.
For instance, all players on the roster get to bat
whether or not they are playing on the field. Another
good rule: no player may pitch more than two innings.
This prevents a team from relying on its star pitcher and
gives other kids a chance to try the mound while also
playing other positions on the field.
John Van Ostenbridge, whose family has lived on the
Island for years, invited me to the game. John and brother.
Scot coach the Mariners and boast last season's Island
Little League champ Joey Mousseau on their team.
They were going up against the Pirates, who have
fellow Islanders Dusty Andricks and Jason Loomis on
the team.
Arriving just in time to see Mousseau pitch the
second of his two innings of work, he allowed one hit,
no runs and seemed to easily make the adjustment of
pitching from Little League's 45 feet to Babe Ruth's 60
feet, six inches.
Mousseau made a couple of nice defensive plays
to end a rally by the Pirates and had one hit on the day.
Andricks also got to pitch, striking out two batters
and picking off a base runner in his first inning of work.
He had some control problems in his second inning, but
it was a nice job.
Loomis played shortstop and second base. He had
a solid single and laid down a beautiful "safety
squeeze" bunt to plate a run in the fifth inning and help
his team out.
Other Islanders playing in the league are
Michael Pocino and Chad Richardson, both mem-
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who plays for the Devil Rays.
Acting Manatee County Babe Ruth Baseball Presi-
dent Rick Fass said this has been their most successful
season yet and he's looking forward to spring season.
He's hoping to get more kids and adults from the Island
to participate.
Fass says there's something for everyone with the
way the league is set up. There are separate, competi-
tive leagues for players aged 13, 14 and 15 that are re-
ally serious about baseball. A recreational league
groups youths between ages 13-15 together for a good
time playing baseball.

On the road again
The Island Football Club went on a road trip to Lake-
land to play the youthful Lazers at Lake Parker Complex
on Sunday. IFC came away with a 2-2 tie, despite the lack
of four starters due to injuries and vacations.
Richie Bell won the coveted Foster's man-of-the-
match for his stellar defense at right fullback. Ken
Bowers and Jeff Lonzo scored goals for the Islanders
and were supported by Bill Brickse, Jeff Nelson and
Matt Bowers with strong games.
The first half was a scoreless draw that had the
Lazers controlling the ball through the midfield but
unable to muster shots against "no-goal-patrol" mem-
bers Mike Collins, Neil Fellowes, Matt Bowers, Lance
Bieker and Bell.
Late in the first half, the Islanders started wearing the
youngsters from Lakeland down and creating scoring
opportunities. This carried over into the second half, when
in the 60th minute Fellowes sent a free kick over the de-
fense to Ken Bowers, who gathered it in and left-footed
the ball into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
Five minutes later, the Lazers brought the ball up
the right wing and sent it into the box. Seth Norton
controlled the ball but appeared to "hand" the ball
while doing it. He hit a drop pass to an onrushing Ryan
Chisholm who hammered it into the upper-left corer
of the goal to tie the score.
A defensive foul in the 75th-minute gave the Is-
landers another good opportunity, but Ken Bower's
direct kick clanged off of the crossbar to the dismay of
the Island faithful.
IFC looked like they had the game won in the 85th-
minute when Fellowes beat his man down the right
wing and deftly chipped the ball over the defense to
Lonzo, who knocked it into the net for a 2-1 lead with
less than five minutes remaining.
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Center soccer scores
Division 1
Monday LaPensee Plumbing (6) vs. Is-
land Pest Control (0)
Tuesday Handy Trac Systems (6) vs.
Dowling Park (2)
Wednesday Islander Bystander (4) tied Is-
land Real Estate (4)

Division 2
Monday Mr. Bones (2) tied Island Animal
Clinic (2)
Tuesday Air & Energy (5) vs. West Coast
Refrigeration (3)
Wednesday Jessie's Island Store (2) vs.
Longboat Observer (1)
Thursday Air & Energy (3) tied Ben
Webb Landscaping (3)
Thursday West Coast Refrigeration (2) vs.
Island Animal Clinic (0)


Center soccer standings
Division 1 Standing Goals
Islander Bystander 2-0-1 7
LaPensee Plumbing 2-1-1 7
Handy Trac Systems 2-1 6
Island Real Estate 1-0-3 6
Island Pest Control 0-2-1 1
Dowling Park 0-3 0


Division 2
Air & Energy
Mr. Bones
Island Animal Clinic
West Coast Refrigeration
Jessie's Island Store
Ben Webb Landscaping
Longboat Observer


Standing
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2-0-2
2-1-1
2-2-1
2-2
0-2-1
0-3-1


Goals
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8
7
7
6
1
1


who tried carrying the ball to goal. Man-of-the-match
Bell made the tackle but the referee blew his whistle,
giving the Lazers a direct kick from the 18-yard line.
Trent Glenn curled the ball into the top right corer to
knot the score and end the game.
Next week the Islanders are finally at home, tak-
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at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton.
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All you could want to know about our Gulf


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
The recent stranding of a pygmy killer whale on
Casey Key sent me scrambling to my latest favorite
book, "The Gulf of Mexico" by Robert H. Gore.
If you haven't read it, the book is a gem.
Sure enough, not only are pygmy killer whales
listed as regular residents of the Gulf, so are their big
cousins, orcas. That latter fact has long been argued
among local sailors, but Gore's book settles the matter
as far as I'm concerned.
The true killer whales are relatively rare in the
Gulf, according to Gore, because of a lack of prey such
as seals. Human swimmers would do fine for an orca,
of course, but fortunately orcas don't usually venture
into the shallow water we use for swimming.
Sperm whales and the baleen whales are also resi-
dents of the Gulf, and I remember reading once that the
Gulf of Mexico was one of this country's earliest whal-
ing grounds back in the mid- to late-1700s.
Published in 1992 by Pineapple Press in Sarasota,
"The Gulf of Mexico" not only answers questions such
as whether killer whales occur in the Gulf, but you'll
find hundreds of other interesting facts on the way to
answering your original question.
For example, did you know that sea level on our
Gulf coast is six inches higher than on the Atlantic
coast? This is a result of the trade winds from the Car-
ibbean Sea pushing water up into the Gulf of Mexico.
That difference in sea level, in turn, produces much of
the energy for the Florida Current sweeping down


around south Florida and up the east coast.
Once the Florida Current is joined by the Antilles
Current north of the Bahamas and east of Cape
Hatteras, it becomes the Gulf Stream. So next time
somebody refers to "the Gulf Stream" off Florida's east
coast, you can remind them that, at that point, it's re-
ally the Florida Current.

Origin of 'hurricane'
Speaking of wind, the origin of the name hurricane
is also in the book and that's interesting, too. Accord-
ing to Gore, it comes from the pre-Columbian Toltec
or Olmec tribes that named the god of tempests
"Huracan" or "Hunrakan."
For those of us living here on what Gore calls
"America's Mediterranean Sea," his book provides a
lifetime's worth of learning about the Gulf of Mexico.
And it's presented in readable, layman's language.
It's the best $24.95 I've spent on a book in a long,
long time.

Finding fatty tuna
Truth be told, I'm the kind of guy who likes to
reach into a bait well and snatch a lively shrimp from
time to time. No, not to bait my hook but after a
quick peel to eat it.
My usual fishing partner stands around and gags,
but that's his problem. Still-wiggling shrimp are some
of the tastiest morsels there are. But I have to admit to
hesitating a bit recently when offered a chunk of raw
"fatty tuna" in a sushi bar.


"It melts in your mouth," the chef told me. It
looked like a piece of dead cow to me. Very red and
even marbled a bit.
Well, it does "melt in your mouth." It was wonder-
ful. So I asked Karen Bell at Star Fish in Cortez what
it was. As always, Karen had the answer.
"Bluefin tuna," she told me. "Did you like it raw?
I think it's yummy." It was too. "Expensive, expen-
sive," Bell added. "Most is shipped to California or up
north like the Boston area."
Although the fish ranges worldwide, bluefin tuna
here in the Gulf are mostly found up in northern deep
depths. They normally range in size from five to 250
pounds, but the world rod-caught record stands at 1,120
pounds and came off Prince Edward Island, Canada.
In case you're interested, the official Florida hook-
and-line record is still open and waiting for you.

Kiwanis classic
Better hurry if you want to save money on entry
fees for the Kiwanis Fall Fishing Classic tournament.
Deadline for early entries, $150 for a boatload of up to
six fishers, is 5 p.m., Oct. 8. After that the fee jumps
to $250.
Scheduled for the weekend, Oct. 9-12, Thursday
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Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Sept. 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 30-foot sailboat overdue
from St. Petersburg to Marathon. Station Cortez con-
ducted communication checks with all bridges, mari-
nas and waterfront restaurants in an unsuccessful at-
tempt to locate the vessel.
Sept. 11, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 11, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for having improperly spaced hull
registration numbers.
Sept. 11, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 11, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 11, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 11, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 11, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 11, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having a charged fire extin-
guisher or a sound-producing device.
Sept. 12, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 37-foot fishing boat over-
due from Madeira Beach. Station Cortez conducted
communication checks with all bridges, marinas and
waterfront restaurants in an unsuccessful attempt to
locate the vessel, which was eventually located near
Madeira Beach.
Sept. 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 14-foot power
boat in Lemon Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
32087018 responded and towed the vessel to safe
moorings.
Sept. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 20-foot power
boat in Little Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary
vessel 23084057 responded and towed the vessel to
safe moorings.
Sept. 14, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Little Sarasota Bay. The operator received


a written warning for not having a charged fire extin-
guisher or a sound-producing device.
Sept. 14, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 16-foot power
boat in Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
23084057 responded and towed the vessel to safe
moorings.
Sept. 14, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 14, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for running without navigational lights
after sunset.
Sept. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 16-foot power boat over-
due from Longboat Pass. The vessel returned home
safely shortly after the report was made.
Sept. 14, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for improper spacing on hull registration
numbers, not having registration and not having navi-
gational lights on. The operator repaired the lights on
the spot.
Sept. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 19-foot power boat over-
due from Sarasota Bay. The vessel returned home
safely shortly after the report was made.
Sept. 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 23-foot power boat over-
due from Sarasota Bay. The vessel returned home
safely shortly after the report was made.
Sept. 15, Boarding. A 36-foot sailboat was boarded
in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be in compli-
ance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 15, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for having improper spacing on the hull
registration numbers.
Sept. 15, Boarding. A 14-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having serviceable life jack-
ets on board, and the vessel's voyage was terminated.
Sept. 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 25-foot power boat on fire
in the Gulf of Mexico off Holmes Beach. A Coast
Guard vessel, helicopter and Manatee County Sheriff's
Department Marine Units responded. The Coast Guard
boat put out the fire, then all units searched the area for
people in the water. No one was located.


Sept. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two red flares near Big Pass.
A Coast Guard boat responded and searched the area
with negative results.
Sept. 18, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 24-foot power boat over-
due from Bradenton. The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Point
Jackson located the vessel 22 miles west of Egmont
Key, and another Coast Guard boat towed the vessel to
safe moorings.
Sept. 19, Boarding. A 38-foot fishing boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having the vessel's original
documentation on board and not having a throwable
flotation device marked for a commercial vessel.
Sept. 20, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a person in the water off
Longboat Key. A Coast Guard boat responded,
searched the area and located the person safe on the
beach.
Sept. 20, Boarding. A 12-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a notice of violation for not having enough life jackets,
and the vessel's voyage was terminated.
Sept. 20, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 22-foot power
boat off Midnight Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
29086017 responded and towed the vessel to safe
moorings.
Sept. 20, Boarding. A 38-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 20, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two red flares off Gasparilla
Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels 17087246 and
25087039 responded and searched the area at night and
at first light with negative results.
Sept. 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a body 300 yards off
Holmes Beach. A Coast Guard boat responded, located
a dead sea turtle and contacted Mote Marine Labora-
tory to advise them of the situation.
Sept. 21, Boarding. A 34-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 24-foot power
boat in Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
27083051 responded and towed the vessel to safe
moorings.
Sept. 21, Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
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Kings starting to show offshore; reds remain


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Scattered reports of kingfish are signaling the start
of another run of the fast, tasty fish in the Gulf. Back-
water angling remains strong with redfish, snook and
trout. Look for pompano or mackerel if you're work-
ing the passes or beach.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers there
have had a good week with keeper snook, quite a few red-
fish, a few mackerel, black drum and pompano.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier can look
forward to Spanish mackerel, redfish and snook in the
mornings, with a few three-foot-long shark and man-
grove snapper mixed in.
The folks at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trips averaged 50 head of Key West grunts,
sand perch and black sea bass. The six-hour trips av-
eraged 100 head of black sea bass, lane snapper, Key
West grunts and grouper. The nine-hour trips averaged
50 head of mangrove snapper, cobia and red and black
grouper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II is catching 30-inch-long redfish, 22-inch
trout, 27-inch snook as well as Spanish mackerel, blue-
fish and mangrove snapper overall, he added, fish-
ing is fair.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Oct. 4 horseshoe games were
George McKay of Anna Maria and Gene Snedeker of
Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Bill Starrett of Anna
Maria and Tom White of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday at
9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.
There are no membership fees and everyone is welcome.


Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Oct8 3:50 2.2 11:25 0.3 7:32 1.6 10:05 1.5
FQ Oct9 4:56 2.2 11:57p' 1.5 9:01 1.6 12:45 0.4
Oct 10 6:25 2.1 9:47 1.7 1:58 0.4
i"'" ;Oct; l V 8' 4 2:. -' 1:52 1:4' 10:23 1.8 3:05 0.4
Oct 12 9:25 2.1 3:10 1.2 10:47 1.9 3:59 0.5
Oct 13 10:39 2.1 4:06 0.9 11:13 2.0 4:41 0.6
Oct14 11:42 2.1 4:58 0.6 11:37 2.1 5:16 0.8
FM Oct15 5:45 0.3 12:39 2.1 5:48 0.9
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Brace of linesiders
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snook one 29 inches long, the other 31.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend reports good
grouper action, plus snapper and lots of kingfish.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle reports that


The Kiwanis Fall Fishing Classic '97,
sponsored by Galati Perico Harbor Marina, will
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Cash prized totaling $10,000 will be awarded
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wade fishers are doing very good catching redfish and
snook in Palma Sola Bay using hand-picked shrimp.
They are also hooking up with some nice-sized trout
and a few cobia near the docks.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's still doing good on
linesiders, with limit catches most days. Reds are also
still coming on strong.
On my boat Magic we're still catching lots of red-
fish, some up to 30 inches long, and like-sized snook.
Capt. Tom Chaya took a few days off last week,
but is back in action this week.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said reds
and Spanish mackerel are his best bets, with the action
taking place in front of Terra Ceia Bay.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said wade fishers
are doing well with reds in the seagrass flats. Pompano
are to be caught in the passes and along the beach, and
snook reports are fair. Offshore, look for the kingfish
run to start any time now. Bottom fishing is fair to ex-
cellent, but expect to be in the 100-foot-depth range for
best results.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, action has
slowed a little but there are still reports of mackerel,
mangrove snapper and flounder.
Good luck and good fishing.


The fee increases to $250 after that time.
Special trophies for top fishing will be
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Proceeds from the tournament will benefit
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Island property transactions
524 77th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level two-
story canalfront 3bed/2bath/lcar 2,398 sfla home built
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
$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
$159,900.
30 Seaside Ct, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1268 sfla attached 2bed/2bath/lcp home
built in 1965 on a 30x100 lot, was sold 7/30/97, Francis
to Knowlton, for $110,000; list $115,000.
3701 Fifth Ave., Holmes Beach, 2 Gulf View
Townhouses, a 2bed/2&1/2bath 950 sfla condo built in
1982, was sold 7/29/97, Gulf View to Blatnick, for
$99,900; list unknown.
3805 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 20 Sunbow Bay
2, a 2bed/2bath 1247 sfla condo built in 1979, was sold
8/1/97, Hughes to Keane, for $107,000; list unknown.
537 69th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 2551 sfla 4bed/2bath/3car/pool home built
in 1969 on a 149x110 lot, was sold 7/29/97, Foster to


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Shardell, for $367,500; list $450,000.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5444 Gulf Drive
Condos, a Gulffront2bed/2bath unit built in 1969, was
sold 7/30/97, Anderson to Stockert & Rein, for
$229,000; list $229,000.
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
bayfront 1465 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1968
on a 50x150 lot, was sold 8/1/97, Wood to Williams,
for $350,000; list unknown.
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.
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REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 24
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,
Gaylord, Volenec, and Ruyle, for $240,000 each.
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.
7204 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2bed/2bath/
2car/pool 1,304 sfla home built in 1976 on a 105x85 lot
with boatslip, was sold 8/11/97, Ford to Mann, for
$174,000; list $179,900.
131 Crescent, Anna Maria, a 7,500 sf lot, was sold 8/
18/97, Culligan to Mizrahi, for $79,000; list unknown.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 120 La Costa, a
Gulffront 1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979,
was sold 8/21/97, Holtz to Malzahn, for $133,000; list


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2108 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a Gulffront 749
sfla 2bed/lbath home built in 1935 on 5,225 sf of land,
was sold 8/19/97, Serrano to Coniglio, for $235,000;
list unknown.
8101 Palm Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,971 sfla 5bed/
3bath triplex built in 1955 on a 90x115 lot, was sold 8/
18/97, Collins to Miller, for $158,900; list $159,900.
811 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, an elevated 1,471
sfla 4bed/2bath/2car home built in 1987 on a 75x155
lot, was sold 8/20/97, Byrne to Brownewell, for
$220,000; list $249,900.
101 Pelican, Anna Maria, an elevated canalfront
1,920 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1987 on
a 150x100x39x162 lot, was sold 8/28/97, Mowry to
Staebler, for $270,000; list $295,000.
101 S. Bay Blvd., 103 S. Bay Blvd., 518, 520 &
521 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 10 buildable lots (when
cleared of Fast Eddie's/Anchorage restaurant and of-
fice), was sold 8/26/97, PPUP Holdings LLC to Byrne,
for $750,000; tax value $988,273.
210 Sycamore, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,817 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1993 on a 65x100
lot, was sold 8/25/97, Nelson to Moberger, for
$260,000; list $279,900.
2104 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a 1,104 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1978 on a 75x100 lot
with deeded boat slip, was sold 8/26/97, Cuthbertson
to Sentner, for $136,000; list $139,900.
2503 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 50x 100 bay-
view lot, was sold 8/26/97, Robinson to Marra, for
$75,000; list unknown.
3522 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,416 sfla 4bed/
2bath duplex built in 1970 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 8/25/
97, Menendez to Rodgers, for $125,000; list unknown.
3607 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 207 Sandy Pointe
2, a 1,150 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car condo built in 1986,
was sold 8/27/97, Florida Homebuyers Insurance to
Kratz, for $125,000; list $109,500.
409 74th St., Holmes Beach, a two-story 2,466 sfla
4bed/3bath/lcar duplex built in 1955 on a
96x86x 111x85 lot, was sold 8/25/97, Boyd to Treacy,
for $165,000; list $175,000.
510 Magnolia, Anna Maria, an elevated new house
built by the seller on a 52x145 lot, was sold 8/26/97,
Murray to Sunderhaus, for $236,500; list unknown.


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Elfi Starrett and Rebecca Smith were the top
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522 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 6C Bayou, an up-
stairs canalfront 765 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in
1973, was sold 8/26/97, Madia to Sammer, for
$97,500; list unknown.
618 S Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a ground-level
bayfront 1,332 sfla 3bed/lbath home built in 1973 on
5,100 sf of land, was sold 8/26/97, Kennedy to
Carruthers, for $285,000; list $289,000.
6804 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2bed/2bath/
lcar 1114 sfla home built in 1966 on a 9,400 sf lot, was
sold 8/29/97, Curtan to Denham, for $155,500; list
$159,000.
103 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 1,616 sfla
5bed/3bath/2car triplex built in 1950 on a 7,500 sf lot,
was sold 9/3/97, Hawes to Steele, for $170,000; list
$184,900.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 277 Runaway
Bay, a 1080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 9/3/97, Segal to Tinholt, for $120,000; list
$122,500.
2104 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
552 sfla lbed/lbath/lcar home built in 1935 on a 2,250
sf lot, was sold 9/2/97, Lynn to Dubs, for $110,000; list
$110,000.
2500 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a two-story Gulf
view 2,100 sfla duplex of 4bed/3bath built in 1935 on
a 5250 sf lot, was sold 9/3/97, Ragan to Henderickson,
for $240,000; list unknown.
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RESIDENTIAL
PALMA SOLA 3BR/2BA, pool, 1/2 block to bay $139,000.
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.
DUPLEX 2BR/1BA; 1BR/1BA. Garage. Excellent income.
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 garage.
$210,000. Combine for property with two accesses. FAST
FOOD, RETAIL.
ISLAND BEAUTY SHOP Established 25 years, eight stations.
Turnkey, excellent lease. $57,500.

5351 GULF DRIVE 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807
www.tdolly@bhip.infi.net


SUPER CLEAN ISLAND DUPLEX
This beautifully maintained duplex offers 2BR/1BA on
each side and is located in a lovely residential neigh-
borhood within easy walking distance to the beach!
Great money maker in super condition with updated
kitchen plus laundry room! Only $195,000!

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HISTORIC CLAY HOUSE ON SPRING AVENUE
The part built before the turn of the century is now a loft
and dressing room and bath. The formal dining room is
an enclosed breezeway from the kitchen to this loft. The
Florida room is wide open to the living room. Beyond are
two more bedrooms and one bath. This and more on 1.5
lots with sidewalk. $219,000. Hope springs eternal.


Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


Gulf to bay community, 2BR/1BA condo with
heated pool, clubhouse, bayfront patio area,
deeded beachfront, fishing dock and low
maintenance fee. $79,900.


SEASONAL
Weekly from $500 week
Monthly from $1,000 mo
ANNUAL
Key Royale 3BR/2BA $S200 mo
Gulf Horizons 1BR/1BAfurn $650 mo
2 BR/2BA duplex $600 mo
"Personalized, Not Franchised"
JulieGilstrap Property Manager
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
www.wedebrockrealestate.com






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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


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QUEEN SLEEPER end/cocktail tables, walnut bed-
room suite, desk, microwave, waterbed, wardrobe,
recliners, bookcases, sewing machine, golf cart, com-
puter desk. 778-5545.

KITCHEN FIXTURES Wall/floor cabinets, counter
tops, stainless-steel sink/faucet, range, refrigerator.
All good condition. Best offer. 778-9480.

APPLE II COMPUTERS and printers, $25 each.
Large microwave, $50. Large wood coffee table, $30.
Call 383-6506.

RIDING MOWER Murray 10hp mulch or side dis-
charge. Like new. Original $800, now $500 OBO.
778-4877.

FURNITURE BASSETT SOFA sectional-sleeper,
Southwest design $500. Antique dresser with mirror
$275. End table $40. Shell lamp $20. Spa/4-seats/
lounge/cover $500. Call after Oct. 12, leave message.
778-0515.

6-CHAIR DINING SET $300. Henredon loveseat and
sofa $600. Glass-top coffee table $50. Entertainment
center $60. Call 778-4253.

SEGA SATURN less than one year old. Four games
included. $85 firm. Call 778-1382.

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.







POOL HOME
7704 19th Avenue Drive W
Bradenton FL
Spacious 3BR/3BA home, three-car garage. Large cul-de-
sac lot. Park-like setting. Palma Sola area.
CALL: 941-778-0777
PREVIEW: Two hours prior to auction
TERMS: $15,000 deposit, balance in 45 days.
10% buyer's premium

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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. 4-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat
$199; daybed (white with brass finials) including 2
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
753-7118.

WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.



THREE FAMILY SALE Sat., Oct. 11, 8-1. Furniture,
housewares, collectibles, tools, more. 528/529 72nd
Street, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Oct. 10 & 11, 8-? Bikes,
books, household, linens, collectibles, dining furni-
ture, phones, office furniture, miscellaneous. 8 Palm
Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE Sat. & Sun., Oct. 11 & 12, 9-2. Mov-
ing. 65 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria.

YARD SALE Sat., Oct. 11, 8:30-? Furniture, toys,
Craftmatic beds, stuff and more stuff! 111 75th St.,
Holmes Beach.

LARGE GARAGE SALE Sat., Oct. 11, 7-2:30. 218
Spruce St., Anna Maria (follow signs from Pine Ave.)

MARY JO CHRISTIE We do it all. Home sales, es-
tate sales, moving sales. Business owner 15 years.
Complete and professional job. Flexible commis-
sions. Free house calls. Excellent references. (941)
761-0156.



LOST GOLD WEDDING BAND with two rows of
small diamonds. Vicinity of D Coy Ducks. Missing
since Sept. 26. Call Deborah at 778-2445 weekdays.


TIP OF THE ISLAND Sports Bar now on the Anna
Maria network www.annamaria.net/Tip-lsland. Com-
ing soon featured sports scores.


BEGINNING BRIDGE lessons. Call 778-2665.

FREE ACUPUNCTURE DEMONSTRATION every
Thursday, 6 pm, at Health Works West, 6302 Mana-
tee Ave. W. For information call Imogene Kluson,
Acupuncture physician, 792-7647.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Community Network
www.annamaria.net. All local businesses on the
Internet. If we missed your business, give us a call at
730-1608 or 778-7658. BILLIDAV@worldnet.att.net.

SAVE 30% ON VITAMINS, minerals and herbs with
October's Healthy Values. Organic beer, wine, produce
and fresh carrot juice. Open 7 days. Here's to Your
Health, 5340 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 778-4322.

NEW FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
(turn south two blocks). Call for daily specials. 798-
9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.

SINUS-ALLERGY ASTHMA seminar. Roger
Danzinger, M.D., board-certified specialist. Marina
Bay restaurant, Thurs., Oct. 9, 9am 10 am. R.S.V.P.
to 778-1541. Sponsored by Anna Maria Chamber of
Commerce.

AFFORDABLE HEALTH AND LIFE insurance. Living
and non-living and return of premiums benefits. Den-
tal and prescription drug programs. The Mega Life
and Health Insurance Co. Call 794-0567.

YOGA ON THE ISLAND with Harmony Feldman.
Oct. classes; beginning and Intermediate yoga and
meditation, couples yoga, and self-healing tech-
niques. 778-3892.

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

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


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Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR*/CRs
778-7246


PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO
2BR/2BA on the lake. $109,000
First-floor Kingfisher model with
a great view. #CH21013
IMPERIAL HOUSE 28R/2BA
turkey-fumished condo with
heated pool, clubhouse and
private fishing dock. $94,900.
MARTINIQUE CONDO
Gulfview condo tumkey-
furnished with one-car garage
and extra storage. Heated pool.
2BR/2BA. #CH19316.


SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH Great Island 2BR/2BA
home only three short blocks to the beach. Enjoy the
patio with picnic table, rinse the sand off at the outside
shower. Separate storage for the lawn mower or just a
hideout. $159,900 Call June Gilley 792-0758. #22011.
ISLAND GETAWAY Attached 2BR/2BA elevated villa
close to the beach and priced right $117,000. Location is
right close to restaurants, shops, the post office and the
library. Call Roni Price anytime, 778-5585. #18681.
GREAT STARTER HOME 3BR/2BA. New carpet, paint,
vinyl. Large lot, separate laundry room, carport. $49,900.
Call Sverre "Steve" Lunder eves. 753-2474. #23171.


EXCLUSIVE NORTH SHORE DRIVE
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FLORIDA


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


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This exciting residence has 2BR/2BA and
is one of the most charming homes on the
Island. Recently renovated, it has won-
derful decorator touches, such as a mural
on the vaulted ceiling in the kitchen. The
well-designed and completely equipped
kitchen also has a convenient breakfast
bar. There is a lovely built-in china cabinet
in the dining room and a bay window.
Decorated in neutral colors throughout,
the floors are tiled in large ceramic
squares. The master bath is sumptuous
and has a jet tub. This wonderful home,
close to the Gulf of Mexico, is offered at
just $359,000. #KS24305. Call Karin
Stephan eves. 388-1267.


ISLAND RETREAT
Superb architectural design
and execution are all hall-
marks of this dramatic three-
level contemporary. Stun-
ning 5,000 sq. ft. invites the
outdoors with balconies off
every room. Glass-enclosed
elevator. For private showing
call Sverre "Steve" Lunder
eves. 753-2474. #21335.


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


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. House calls We
come to you cats or dogs Island only. 778-1012.

"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.


190E MERCEDES BENZ 1984. Looks and runs
great. 4-door, silver, sunroof, gas, fuel injected.
$3,000 OBO. 778-2809 days or evenings.

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


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

12 FT. ALUMINUM BOAT $115. Call 778-1838.

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

WET SLIPS Monthly, nightly. All sizes. Water and
electricity. Full facilities plus restaurant/bar. Priced at
$100 and under. Call 778-7990.


WANTED TO BUY Deeded deep-water boat slip on
Anna Maria Island or Cortez area. Call (800) 927-
3979 days or (937) 855-4370 collect.


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

WAITRESS WANTED full/part time. Call Tip of the
Island at 778-3909.

HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED for Island resort. Great
hours, vacation, benefits for full and part time. E.O.E.
Apply in person at Via Roma, 2408 Gulf Dr. or Resort
66, 6600 Gulf Dr.

ARTS & CRAFTS PERSON to help stitch and stuff
cloth dolls part time. Call 383-7974.

SMALL MOTEL ON Longboat Key has housekeeping
position available. This position requires you to live on-
site. Looking for energetic, outgoing person to clean
rooms and willing to learn reservation/office duties.
Please call 383-1636 after 7pm. Leave message.

HANDYMAN WANTED for on-call jobs for repair and
maintenance for a condo complex.(32 units) in
Bradenton Beach. Must have references. Write c/o
PO Box 130, Cortez FL 34215.

CNA PART TIME, 3 days per week, 9am 3pm.
Phone (941) 722-7148.

YOUTH COUNCILOR for after-school and night pro-
grams at Anna Island Community Center. Recre-
ation, academic and leadership-mentoring skills plus
overall organizational abilities for multi-program facil-
ity serving all ages. Part time afternoon/evening
hours Mon. Fri. plus varying Sat. hours. Approxi-
mately $6 hr. Background check and drug-free work-
place. Phone 778-1908 or fax 778-9511.

YEAR ROUND POSITIONS Line cook, broiler, saute,
servers, cocktail, host/hostess, valet drivers. Also
weekend breakfast/lunch servers needed. Bucca-
neer Inn, Longboat Key, 383-5565.


6350 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Longboat Key

Wedebroc ea Compaly 941-383-5543 800-335-5543
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matching p, e pAl tieS SinCe 1949 E-mail:wedebrock@netline.net

COMMERCIAL DIVISION OF WEDEBROCK REAL ESTATE CO.
Sales Leasing Exchanges
Island Motel Specialists for Anna Maria, Longboat & Lido Key


24 unit motel owner financing!
18 unit motel close to airport!


4 unit Gulfview complex!
12 units close to beach!


5,000 sq. ft. building for lease Gulf on Mexico Dr. frontage. Brand new!
We are the Island commercial experts!
Call us with all your commercial needs today!




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

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


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


QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH aide experienced in
tender care. Middle-aged lady, non smoker, excellent
Island references. 778-4192.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.

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

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

CREDIT SERVICES Auto loans, personal loans,
credit repairs. Bad credit no problem! We will sell
your car or truck for you. Call 952-5223.

Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"




Week Month Annual
Cottages Houses Bungalows
Villas Condominiums


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


DIRECT BAYFRONT Unusual 2BR/2BA
manufactured home on extra large corner lot.
Two boat slips, three-car carport and extra
parking. Fantastic views of bay. $169,900. Call
Bill Bowman 778-2246 or 794-8482.


BAYFRONT ELEGANCE Magnificent resi-
dence with spectacular views. This quality
crafted home features 3BR/2.5BA with
greatroom, eat-in kitchen, formal dining and liv-
ing areas and outstanding master bedroom and
bath overlooking bay. Heated pool and deep-
water dockage. Offered at $695,000. Call David
Mnvnihan 778-2246. EvesR 778-7976


SUNSET TERRACE CONDO Direct Gulffront
condo with great views and wide, sandy walking
beach. Modern, well-maintained structure with
pool, covered parking, storage room and excel-
lent rental opportunity. Turnkey furnished. Call
Gail Gwynne 778-2246 or 761-8080.
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BAYFRONT DUPLEX Fabulous views, spa-
cious floor plans and short walk to beach.
Turnkey furnished. 2,736 sq. ft. total living
area. Large deep-water dock. Reduced to
$339,000. Call David Moynihan 778-2246.
Eves 778-7976.


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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 Give your
child the academic start he/she deserves. Places
available ages 2 through 5. Come by and see us.
5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Phone 778-2967.

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.

"THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION Cleaning Services"
established 1993. Residential, commercial, rentals.
Hard worker, dependable, excellent references. Call
for interview, Kimberly, 792-0862.

STATE-CERTIFIED CNA home-health aide and
companion available for a variety of duties. Call
Robin for appointment 749-7944.

LPN EXPERIENCED WITH elderly, will work in
your home days, evenings, and overnight. Please
call 778-6385.

NEED A COMPANION to do your errands, doctors,
shopping, etc. TLC. Call Ann, 7788-7637. References.

P&K CLEANING SERVICE Free estimates, experi-
enced, personalized customer service. Pat Cantwell
792-0478 or Kitty Frost 792-5383.

ATTENTION CAR, BOAT, AIRCRAFT owners.
Never wax again! Protect your investment with an:
a;rylic polish. Warranties available for most cars.
We're mobile. 778-5215.

HANDYMAN likes to keep busy. Cleaning, repairs,
lawns, odd jobs. Low rates/references. 778-8624.


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

BABYSITTER CERTIFIED available evenings in
my Island home. Friendly 3-year old, lots of toys,
games and fun. References. 778-8624.

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



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

MARVELOUS MOWING Quality lawn care, yard
maintenance. Reasonable rates only as high as your
grass. Free estimates. Call 778-7069 or 778-8362.

LAWN MAINTENANCE mowing, trimming, weeding
flowers. Reliable adult, reasonable, free estimates.
778-6172.



NO BUGS FOR A YEAR! Guaranteed! Protection
Pest Control Inc. & Lawn Treatment. 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.

MARIA'S SERVICES INC. "for all your cleaning
needs." Carpet, upholstery, drapes. Also complete
residential/commercial cleaning. Bonded, insured.
G95137000130. (941) 756-5735.


SCREEN REPAIR, painting, roof coating/repairs,
drywall, 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.

MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years expe-
rience 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.


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REALTY

#1 IN MANATEE COUNTY!
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MGMT.
CLOSE TO BEACH!
2BR/2BA plus lanai in
lovely waterside commu-
nity with pool, tennis,
clubhouse. $83,900
turnkey furnished. Call
Karen Schroder.
SPECTACULAR SUNSETS! Luxurious bayfront
2BR/2 BA condo. Cathedral ceiling, glass-enclosed
lanai, private elevator, two-car garage. Pool. $245,000.
Call Don Schroder.


Sandy Greiner


FIRST-TIME BUYER
COUNSELORS
If you pay $600 or
more in rent, we
should talk.


NEAR MCC Lovely end unit 2BR condo overlooking
pool. Children and pets welcome here. Affordable at
59,900. Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
2BR COTTAGE with new kitchen and bath. Owner pay-
ing closing costs plus allowance for new carpet and roof.
What a deal at $53,000! Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
SPACIOUS AND SUNNY 3BR/2BA condo minutes to
the beach. Top-floor corner unit. Lovely views, very quiet.
$159,900. Yvonne Higgins.
c Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
I dl a5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217

941-778-7777


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker


OPEN BAY VIEWS. 3BR with greatroom overlooking caged SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT ESTATE. 4BR/4B, gourmet
pool. Fireplace, wood floors, all appliances. Brick decking, kitchen, fireplace. Elegant and spacious. Water views from all
courtyard entry, tile roof. $329,000. Kathy Marcinko, 792- rooms. Dock and davits on sailboat water. $895,000. Hal
9122. R22985 Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319


NEWER KEY-WEST STYLE HOME. Gorgeous views of
Intracoastal Waterway and Jewfish Key. Garage accommo-
dates 6 cars and RV. 2BR cottage on same lot. $439,000.
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R23607


WATERFRONT
ELEGANT WHITE-BRICK
RIVERFRONT RESIDENCE. 5BR pool
home. Guest quarters above garage.
Screened brick porch overlooks pool.
$950,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R19968
SPECTACULAR, CONTEMPORARY
SARASOTA BAY RESIDENCE. 5,992
+/- sq. ft. 4 or 5BR/3.5B on over 3/4 acre.
Two master bedrooms, art studio, center-
island kitchen, marble floors. Boat dock.
$895,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R18884
MAGNIFICENT 2-STORY GEORGIAN
river home. Brick walkways, open pool and
breezy porches. Masonary fireplace, crown
moldings. $1,195,000. Kathy Marcinko,
792-9122. R21398


I .-.. .-.- .-- -
NORTHWEST POOL HOME. Located on large corner lot,
many trees and fenced for privacy. Open-floor plan, RV/
boat parking. Great buy for retirement or first-time buyer.
$104,900. Jackie Jerome, 758-1245. R23119


WATERFRONT LOT
NORTHWEST BRADENTON'S NEW-
EST 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
LAST AFFORDABLE NEW HOME on
Riverview Blvd. 4BR/3B, formal dining
and living room, coral fireplace, tile
throughout. Master bath with marble tub.
Luxurious landscaping. $249,900. Van
Bourgois, 761-0273. R19079
BEHIND PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1B home
on 13 +/- acres. Can become your dream
home or develop, zoned Al. $298,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R/L68499
UPDATED 3BR/2B home with guest
house. Tile throughout, fireplace, new
kitchen cabinets. $64,500. Van Bourgois,
761-0273. R23396


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VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-one year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.







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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
andy's Lawn Mowing -Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
ea l "We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

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

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

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

7_ Paradise Improvements
SQuality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...

Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Refacing New
Entertainment Centers Formica Wood


CUSlZNETS

REX B. SLIKER 778-7399
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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 CLUB Beachfront condo,
Apr. 1998. 2BR, non-smoking unit. $900 wk. (813)
949-3713.

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.

BRADENTON BEACH GULFFRONT 1BR/1BA fur-
nished. Water included. No pets. $650 mo. (813)
932-0516.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA with one-car ga-
rage. Spacious living room, dining area, washer/dryer
and screen porch. Quiet Holmes Beach area. $950 mo.
plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty Inc. 778-2259.

GULFFRONT BEACH 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 or 3BR/2 full baths,
dock/davits, carport, storage, secluded. $750/$850
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.
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.
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.
200 STEPS TO GULF 2BR/2BA ground-level avail-
able Nov. 1 May. 1. No smokers. Security deposit
required. (813) 961-6992.
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 refurbished.
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.

3BR SPACIOUS and bright turnkey-furnished
home. Available Nov, Dec, Jan. only. Call for de-
tails. 778-4473 eves.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 209 71st St., H.B. 2BR/2BA, one
block to beach, all appliances, covered parking, stor-
age, no pets. $775 mo., $1,000 deposit. Available
Nov. 1. 778-9689.

SEASONAL RENTAL at reasonable rate. 3BR/2BA
home on canal with fireplace, pool, dock, wetbar,
outdoor shower. Walking distance to beach. Weekly
or monthly. 778-4557.

LOVELY WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE Annual
2BR/1.5BA with boat dock, washer/dryer. $800 mo.
No smokers/pets. Call Jan at (801) 254-3681.

ANNA MARIA HOME within blocks of Gulf. 2BR/
2BA, Florida room, all amenities. No pets please.
Nov. 1 through Apr. (941) 792-8340.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL unfurnished condo.
2BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookup, large storage room,
under-cover parking, Gulfview. Available Nov. 1.
$775 + utilities. 778-3427.


GULFFRONT FURNISHED COTTAGE 3BR/2BA,
central H/A, all appliances, laundry. Available first
time in 30 years, Dec. through Mar. $2,500 mo. plus
utilities. (813) 752-4235.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA close to beach. Utility room with
washer/dryer hookup. $650 mo. Please call Mark at
Wagner Realty 383-5577.
OFFICE/RETAIL/STORAGE space for rent. 120-
3,000 sq. ft. Best office view on Island. Will remodel
to suit. Call 778-9506, leave message.

BEST GULFVIEWS beachfront, exclusive area,
unique home. 3BR/2BA, top master's suite, beauti-
fully furnished. $3,000 mo., $1,200 wk., nightly also.
778-0990.

LOVELY 3BR/2BA CANALFRONT home. Two
blocks from beach, garage, washer/dryer, screened
porch, boat dock, quiet neighborhood. Available
monthly, annually or seasonally. No smokers please.
Call 779-2005.
APARTMENT- FURNISHED 1BR/1BA. Possible an-
nual or seasonal. Great for single or couple. 108 77 St.,
Holmes Beach, just steps to the Gulf. 778-3267.

ROOM FOR RENT Kitchen privileges, utilities plus
included. One block from beach. $105 wk. 741-8790.
References required.
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 2BR duplex on bay
in Historic District. Central air, deck, lush grounds,
dock, private parking, no pets. $700 mo. 778-4625.

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JISLANfER CLSSII~TMEDS
I-ENALS oninud RAL SATECnine-


HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview, nice, quiet,
first-floor 2BR fully furnished. Walk to beach, restau-
rants, etc. Available now, wk/mo. Also 1997-98 sea-
son. No pets/smoking. 778-7107.
SEASONAL RENTAL Lovely Gulfviews from bedroom/
living room/screen porch and kitchen. 2BR/1BA up-
stairs, 104 31st St. Available now through Apr., every-
thing fumished. $1,600 mo. 778-6050, leave message.

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. Fall rates.

SLEEPING ROOM Share bath, limited kitchen privi-
leges, no phone. $75 wk, first, last, security. Per-
sonal and work references requires. 778-4192.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Large 2BR/1BA com-
pletely remodeled. Dishwasher, stove, refrigerator,
disposal, fans, blinds. No pets, fowl or reptiles. $700
mo. plus security, references and credit check. Call
779-1019, leave message.

-ANNUAL SPACIOUS 2BR house. North end of Anna
Maria, large yard, central A/C, washer/dryer hookup,
carport, lots of storage. Available Nov. 1. $900 + utili-
ties. 142 Crescent. Call Carol at Green Real Estate
778-0455 or 778-3605 eves.

PERIDIA 3BR/2BA golf-course view. $2,100 mo.
unfurnished. Call T. Dolly Young Realtor 778-0807.
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA DUPLEX canalfront, dock.
Wk./mo. One week minimum. Available Oct. 19 -
Dec. 1. 778-5793.
ROOMMATE M/F to share 2BR/1BA beachfront
condo, first-f)oor on sand with 38-year old registered
nursp-'-400 mo. annual plus 1/2 utilities. Smokers
,*K. 778-7252.
3BR/2BA KEY ROYALE Ceramic floors, dock,
double garage, lanai. $1,100 mo. annual plus utili-
ties. Call 779-1161 or 779-9018.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise home. Canal, pool,
beach. Available last 2 weeks of Jan.; months of
Mar., Apr., May. $3,600 mo. (800) 223-4472.
SEASONAL GULFVIEW 1BR/1BA available Nov.-
Apr. Five or six-month lease $1,000 mo. Four or
less mo. lease $1,300 mo. 778-8200.
FALL SEASON SPECIAL $140 wk. for one/$175 wk.
for 2 persons. All efficiencies. Units for larger groups
available. Discount available for shorter stays.
Haley's Motel, 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.


DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
PINES TRAILER PARK mobile home with lanai.
Remodeled in 1996, completely furnished, walk to
beach. $21,500. (941) 778-3752.


TRADE YOUR PROPERTY for 11 acres in California
overlooking Big Horn CC, Palm Desert and Indian
Wells. Broker cooperation invited! (630) 257-6367.
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.
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 END 767 Jacaranda. 2BR/2BA, sunken
family room, ceramic tile, newly updated, one block
to beach. $169,000. 778-9685, owner.
HERON HARBOUR CONDO across from Palma
Sola Golf Course. 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, excellent
location. Owner will finance, for qualified person.
$65,000. 795-5072.

A VERY SPECIAL Island cottage in Anna Maria City.
2BR/2BA, beautifully renovated interior, new land-
scaping and an extra-deep lot. This lovingly-main-
tained home is priced at only $168,000. Call Joan
Zak at Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244 or 778-5730.

ROYAL PALM VILLA 2BR/2BA within walking dis-
tance to Asolo, USF, Ringling. Large screened lanai.
Seller to provide Homeowner Warranty. $49,500.
Call JMC Realty 792-8387.

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. $106,900. 798-3517.

DON'T BUY A CONDO until you talk to Yvonne. My
experience, research and hundreds of photos can help
you zero in on the one that fits your budget and lifestyle.
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.

FREE REPORT How To Save Thousands Of Dollars
When Buying A Home. 24-hour hotline 792-6475.

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based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, fa-
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any such preference, limitation or discrimination."
Familial status includes children under age of 18
living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant
women and people securing custody of children
under 18. This newspaper will not knowing accept
any advertising for real estate which is in violation
of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are
available on an equal opportunity basis. To com-
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669-9777, for the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-
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ABRIDGED BOOKS
BY MIKE SHENK / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 In a fog
7 Fattening
sites
12 School founded
by a brewer
18 Comic Judy
19 Fusilli's shape
20 Delta, for one
21 John Knowles
book about the
tortoise's
winning
strategy?
23 Paper launched
in 1944
24 Its setting is a
setting
25 Color close to
aqua
26 Makes sound
28 Slumber party
guest
29 Public outcry
32 Frasier's
brother
35 Debate
position
36 Diamond
corners
37 John Kennedy
Toole book
about a desert
union?
41 Luke's sister
42 "Whip It"
singers
43 Wrong
44 Parkers plug
them
46 Peruvian
coin


47 Musical based
on "La
Boheme"
48 "-- So Fine"
51 Discussion
groups
52 Sine, cosine and
tangent
55 Recess
57 Duke is part of
it, for short
58 Henry James
story about a
mutiny?
62 Minimal
swimwear
65 Tour-planning
org.
66 Island ring
67 Islam's largest
branch
68 Jane Austen
book about
Rosa Parks?
74 Moral
misdeed
75 Ring combo
76 Patch sort
77 Strasberg
subject
80 Was a pioneer
81 Door feature
84 Horror director
Craven
85 Kite-flying
need
86 Be cyclical
87 WriterTarbell
and others
89 Superwide shoe
specification
90 Thomas Hardy
book about a
taxpayer's
deductions for
groceries?


96 Prophets
97 City on
Guanabara
Bay
98 Pianist Peter
and family
99 Doughy
snack
101 Robust
102 Start of many
Latin
American
place names
104 Dubai native
106 Filing asst.
107 It's not
wall-to-wall
109 John Grisham
book about
fashion show
critics?
114 Ordinary
115 Sheathe
116 Frosh topper
117 Sudden
contractions
118 TV event of
January 1977
119 Baseball card
number
DOWN
I Harts
2 Coin of
Cordoba
3 Lacking in
substance
4 Trophy
5 Pilot's
projection:
Abbr.
6 Blowgun
ammo
7 Relieved
8 Service award
9 401(k)'s kin
10 Singly


11 Happy
colleague
12 Competes
13 Radius setting
14 Campaign
poster
inscriptions
15 Gary of
"Forrest
Gump"
16 Guitarist
Segovia
17 Cassette parts
19 Sobersided
20 1984 Steve
Martin/Lily
Tomlin film
22 Dido's love
27 Like
appreciative
fans
30 "Jefferson in
Paris" star
31 Use a prie-dieu
33 1974 foreign-
language hit
34 Knowledge, in
France
36 Stirs ,
38 Historic
event
39 Upended
umlaut
40 Alice's cat
44 Kind of shop or
language
45 Prepared for
transmission
48 Meddles
49 Vespers time
50 Ross's forte
51 Recon unit
52 Win
53 "Computers
for people"
company


54 Old five-
centesimi coin
56 Heart ward, for
short
59 Swindled
60 Sinn-
61 Behavioral
quirk
63 Clear
64 Rubbernecks
69 Time
being
70 Field
marshal
Rommel


71 Actor
Baker
72 Precarious
73 Corroded
78 Floorboard
sound
79 Soundtrack
album, e.g.
82 Scandal
reaction
83 Bobby Orr.
from 1966 to
1976
85 It has its
ups and
downs


86 Enjoys a
favorite book
88 "Die
Fledermaus"
composer
90 Shred
91 "All's Well
That Ends
Well"
heroine
92 Cad
93 "'Deed I Do"
singer
94 Andean beast
95 Morale
96 Pillow covers


100 He introduced
the Easter egg
roll on the White
House lawn
102 Stars
103 Cry of
despair
105 Rum cake
108 Fishes-Bull
go-between
110 "The Island of
the Day Before"
author
111 Snitch
112 In addition
113 Quick punch


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RUNAWAY BAY STEPS TO BRADENTON
BEACH Exceptional second-floor condo. Gulf
views and balcony overlooking lake. Updated
1BR/1BA is perfect vacation home or excellent
rental. Turnkey furnished, pool, fishing. $94,900.
SHOME FACTS #25492. Call Patty Stump.


GULFFRONT COMPLEX BEHIND GATES OF
LBK PRIVATEER Mexican tile, Berber carpet,
domed kitchen ceiling. View of Sarasota Bay and
skyline from this seventh-floor location. Gulffront
condo, furnished. $259,000. HOME FACTS
#25452. Call Rose Schnoerr.

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


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 blocks to
Tampa Bay. $323,000. HOME FACTS #21262.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt or Helen White.
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SUPER LOCATION IN PALMA SOLA -
CAGED POOL Big, beautiful home in Palma
Sola. Huge caged pool, fireplace, new roof, tip-
top shape. Bring your boat right by the marina.
Big corner lot, bayview. Nice! $221,900. HOME
FACTS #21102. Call Gary Larison.


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


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










TOWNHOUSE ON WATER WESTBAY POINT
& MOORINGS Rarely offered 3BR/3BA, 2,700
sq. ft. living area. Lower-floor Italian tile, up-
graded throughout. Boat dock in front of unit.
$215,000. HOME FACTS #20332. Call Bobye
Chasey.


40' DOCK WITH DEEP WATER Includes a 3BR/
3BA townhouse with great water view. High ceil-
ings 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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