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Holmes Beach, officials sued for cell tower
By Pat Copeland
GTE Mobilnet and Smith Realtors served the City
of Holmes Beach and three city officials with sum-
monses last week.
The complaint seeks injunctive relief and damages.
Named in the appeal, filed with the U.S. District
Court, Middle District of Florida, are: the city; Bob
VanWagoner, individually and as mayor; Joe Duennes,
individually and as director of public works; and Bill
Saunders, individually and as building inspector.
In addition to VanWagoner's refusal to sign the
site plan, the complaint cites Duennes' and Saunders'
refusal to process the building permit application and
issue a building permit. The summons notes the mayor
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Please see article, inside
ordered the pair to put a hold on permit processing in
a Sept. 26 memo.
The complaint states VanWagoner's actions vio-
late the 1996 Telecommunications Act, the petitioners'
right of due process under the Fifth and Fourteenth
Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights
Act of 1983 and applicable principles of Florida law.
In addition to asking the court to order
VanWagoner to sign the site plan and the building of-
ficials to process the application and issue the building
permit, the complaint seeks compensatory damages for
financial losses, punitive damages against
VanWagoner and costs, expenses and attorneys' fees.
The respondents have 20 days to answer the com-
Officials declined to comment on the complaint;
however, on Oct. 9, City Attorney Patricia Petruff sent
a letter to the city's insurer, Florida League of Cities
Inc., with regard to the case.
"Since there may be a conflict between the city's
position and the mayor's position, I recommend that
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Ghosts and goblins came forth out of
the sand of Anna Maria Island to
spook beach walkers in front of the
Martinique in Holmes Beach. John
Shipley, owner of Flash Flights in
Holmes Beach, created the Hallow-
een specter in time for the haunting
season. Islander Photo: Courtesy
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Appeals court concurs: no megabridge
By Paul Roat
Finally, the courts have bolstered opposition to the
megabridge to Anna Maria Island.
The three-member panel of judges comprising the
Second District Court of Appeal in Lakeland handed
down a ruling that the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion did not provide reasonable assurances that water qual-
ity would not be degraded during the construction of the
78-foot, fixed-span bridge replacing the existing draw-
bridge at Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion was correct in denying a dredge-and-fill permit for
construction of the new span, the judges wrote in their
Oct. 8 ruling.
"We were pleased with the decision," said attorney
David Levin, who represented the Island group Save Anna
Maria Inc. in its opposition to the megabridge issue.
SAM President Joy Courtney said, "We won the
war. My understanding is that if DOT wants to build
the bridge, they have to start the whole process over
again from the beginning. And when the new public
hearing process begins there will be a new, more savvy
SAM, and our slogan will change to 'We'll be there.'
We plan to be there every step of the way."
The grassroots opposition to the megabridge began
It continued until SAM led the battle against the
proposed mega-replacement bridge to court in late
1995. With the assistance of Levin and attorney An-
drew Fritsch, the DOT's bridge proposal was chal-
lenged through a state administrative hearing. Hearing
Officer Bob Meale presided over 12 days of testimony
by officials from DOT, DEP and residents questioning
or explaining the relative merits of the bridge.
The administrative hearings followed along two
avenues of testimony: the bridge would adversely im-
pact the environment and DOT did not follow correct
planning procedures in presenting the bridge plan.
Meale issued a recommended order on the environ-
mental aspects of the bridge in February 1996 that
blasted DEP's decision to issue a dredge-and-fill per-
mit to DOT to build the bridge. Among the problems
he identified were adverse stormwater runoff impacts,
a questionable seagrass mitigation program to offset
destruction of seagrasses during bridge construction
and a threat to manatees both during construction and
after the proposed bridge was built.
DEP Secretary Virginia Wetherell issued a final
order in May 1996 that discounted many of Meale's
findings of fact in his recommended order but did state
that DOT failed to provide reasonable assurances that
water quality standards would not be violated. She
ordered the dredge-and-fill permit be denied.
The matter of the planning for the bridge was
also found faulty by Meale. However, then-DOT
Secretary Ben Watts never issued a final order on the
Although SAM declared it a victory in their op-
position to the megabridge, Levin and Fritsch de-
cided to go one step further to beef up their stance.
They took the matter to the Second District Court of
Appeals in Lakeland.
In court, the two attorneys argued that DEP should
not have refused to accept the hearing officer's findings
that DOT's seagrass replanting efforts would not have
been effective and that stormwater runoff discharge
into the bay would have had an adverse impact.
On the seagrass issue, the judges ruled that "DEP
did not reject any of the hearing officer's findings ...
but merely balanced them to reach the ultimate legal
conclusion that DOT had provided reasonable assur-
ance that the proposed mitigation would offset the ad-
verse impacts of the proposed bridge.
"DEP considered the proposed seagrass planting
plan, the proposed monitoring and the proposed con-
ditional additional seagrass bed planting and concluded
... that DOT had provided reasonable assurance that
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
OCTOBER 15, 1997
KM PAGE 2 M OCTOBER 15, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Referendum petition submitted to city clerk
By Pat Copeland
Presenting 508 petition signatures to the city clerk,
the Holmes Beach cellular tower referendum commit-
tee completed its task Monday.
The committee's petition seeks the repeal of the
special exception resolution approving GTE's cellular
tower construction at Smith Realtors, 5904 Marina
Drive. The committee maintains it does not meet all the
standards required for a special exception use.
According to a letter filed with the petition, the
committee also states its rights under Articles V and IX
of the U.S. Constitution were denied due to passage of
The petition will be sent to the Manatee County
Office of Elections to determine if it is sufficient -
Cell suit lodged
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
separate counsel be retained to represent those two
parties," she wrote. "In addition, please advise if the
league will represent the named parties in their indi-
vidual capacities. If not, I will need to advise the three
officials that they need to retain separate counsel."
According to the summons, GTE Mobilnet is au-
thorized by the Federal Communications Commission
to operate a cellular communications system within its
frequency spectrum and is required to provide cellular
telephone service to its customers.
GTE must ensure that the telephone signal strength
is sufficient to provide proper reception within the li-
censed area. Its engineers have determined that the in-
stallation of a cellular communications monopole is
necessary to improve signal strength in the Holmes
The summons details the following chronology:
GTE began investigating sites in Holmes Beach in
1995 and located a site at the Holmes Beach Marina, 202
52nd St. In February 1996, GTE entered into a lease-op-
tion agreement to construct a cellular tower at the marina.
GTE applied for a special exception use at the
marina in March, and in April, Duennes reported that
the application met the criteria for approval. At a May
9 public hearing on the application, it was denied by a
unanimous vote of the commission. However, the com-
mission directed GTE to find an alternative site on city
property at city hall.
The summons notes, "Public comment against the
marina application was based solely on generalized
fears of cellular communications and 'not-in-my-back-
It further notes that VanWagoner commented that
rejected by court
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mitigation for the proposed bridge would be success-
ful," the judges wrote.
As to stormwater, the judges wrote that there was no
dispute by any of the parties involved that there would be
stormwater discharged from the bridge into the bay the
issue was whether or not DOT officials had established
existing water quality standards and then proven that fur-
ther discharge would not adversely impact the bay.
"The hearing officer's conclusion that DOT did not
provide data on existing ambient background for turbid-
ity, biological integrity, lead, cadmium, zinc, copper, oil
or grease is. a pure finding of fact," the judges wrote.
"The conclusion that DOT had not provided 'rea-
sonable assurances' flowed inexorably from that find-
ing and neither DEP nor this court can overturn it," they
dredge-and-fill permit for the purpose of demolishing
the existing drawbridge from Bradenton to Anna Maria
Island and constructing a fixed-span, high-level draw-
bridge in its stead is affirmed."
Levin said he is considering a rehearing before the
court on the stormwater discharge issue.
that the signatures are all qualified voters who voted in
the last city election and the petition contains the re-
quired number of signatures.
According to the city charter, the certificate of suf-
ficiency must be issued within five days of filing. Once
the petition is determined sufficient, the certificate of
sufficiency must be presented to the city commission.
Following the filing of the petition Monday, Mayor
Bob VanWagoner issued a memo suspending the reso-
lution from taking effect.
The next issue will be whether the referendum pro-
cedure can be applied to an ordinance. All referendum
procedures outlined in the city charter refer to ordi-
nances, not resolutions.
"The issue appears to be one of interpretation,"
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said in Sept. 25 memo.
"Neither the clerk's office nor the city attorney's office
has the authority to interpret the provisions of the char-
VanWagoner said he will urge the commission to
seek a judicial opinion on the issue. However, in a re-
cent meeting Petruff said the commission has the au-
thority to interpret the charter and if someone dis-
agrees, he can take the issue to court.
To complete the referendum process, the commis-
sion will have 30 days to repeal the ordinance. If the
commission does not do so, the question goes to vot-
ers in a regular or special election not less than 60 or
more than 90 days after the petition was determined
If the majority of the voters oppose it, the ordi-
nance is repealed.
Power squadron rendezvous at Marina Bay
More than 50 members of the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron enjoyed lunch at the Marina Bay Restaurant,
Holmes Beach, as part of its monthly "Cruise and Rendezvous. Shown, from left, are squadron members Erika
Rohrbach; Will Wichers: Guy Lococo. Marina Bay general manager; Mar' Ann Tyrrell; Al Rohrbach, squadron
commander; and Ken Guscott. Islander Photo: Courtesy of the Anna Maria Power Squadron
cellular phones were "not necessary" for Holmes
Beach and that visitors come to the Island "for the very
reason that the city is free of cellular communications
facilities" as in the proposed application.
From May to December 1996, GTE negotiated
with the city for a tower at city hall but "in December
1996, Holmes Beach informed GTE Mobilnet that the
city would not allow a cellular communications facil-
ity to be located on city property."
GTE began negotiations with Smith Realtors,
5904 Marina Drive, and in January 1997, GTE applied
for a special exception permit to construct a tower on
the site. In February, GTE entered into a lease-option
agreement with Smith.
At a March 25 commission review of the appli-
cation, Saunders reported the building staff recom-
mended approval. A public hearing followed in April
and the commission directed the city attorney to pre-
pare a resolution approving the application.
At a May 6 meeting, the commission voted to
table the resolution for up to 60 days, or until it could
determine whether or not to adopt a six-month mora-
torium on the construction of cellular phone towers. A
discussion at a subsequent commission meeting led to
a June 10 site visit by commissioners.
In July, a commission vote on the application was
a tie, due to the absence of one commissioner. The re-
quest was revived at an August meeting and was ap-
proved by three votes; however, it was vetoed by
VanWagoner the next day.
At a September meeting, four members of the
commission voted to override the mayor's veto. On
Sept. 26, the mayor refused to sign the site plan appli-
cation and ordered the building staff not to process it.
According to the suit, the respondents violated
portions of the Telecommunications Act including:
The state or local government "shall not unrea-
sonably discriminate among providers of functionally
equivalent services and shall not prohibit or have the
effect of prohibiting the provision of personal wireless
A state or local government "shall act on any re-
quest for authorization to place, construct or modify
personal wireless service facilities within a reasonable
period of time" after the request is filed.
A decision to deny a request must be in writing
and supported by substantial evidence contained in a
A state or local government cannot regulate facili-
ties on the basis of environmental effects of emissions
if the facilities comply with FCC regulations.
The complaint states the respondents' refusal to
sign and process the application and issue a building
permit had the effect of prohibiting the provision of
personal wireless services. Further, the denial of the
marina permit and refusal to allow a facility on city
property had the same effect.
On the due process violation, the complaint quotes
the following portion of the Fifth Amendment to the
"No person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty or
property without due process of law; nor shall private
property be taken for public use without just compen-
It states that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution applies the Fifth Amendment to local gov-
ernmental authorities, including respondents.
It further notes the respondents' actions "constitute
an arbitrary and irrational exercise of power, having no
substantial relation to the public health, safety, morals
or general welfare."
Concerning the civil rights violation, the complaint
states the respondents were acting "under color of law"
within the meaning of a portion of the 1983 Civil Rights
Act and as a result, the "petitioners have suffered
money damages" and "irreparable injury for which
there is no adequate remedy at law."
In the fourth count, the complaint states the "peti-
tioners have exhausted their administrative remedies
prior to filing suit." It says the petitioners have a clear
legal right to have their site plan application signed and
processed and the building permit issued and that the
respondents have breached their duties of office by re-
fusing to do so.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 15, 1997 0 PAGE 3 
Attorney sides with anti-pipeline citizens
By J.C. Higgins
It didn't take long for the Anna Maria pro-swalers
to get legal support in their fight against the city's plan
for a proposed pipeline drainage system between Pine
and Magnolia avenues.
Patricia Petruff of the Bradenton law firm of Dye,
Scott, Prather & Petruff is representing the concerned
citizens who have property in the storm-water drainage
In a letter dated Oct. 3 to the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Petruff wrote, "It is the opinion of this firm
that the city does not have legal access to this drainage
ditch and cannot undertake the work proposed."
She also noted, "I would appreciate it if you would
take the ownership issue into consideration before the
Corps takes any action on the permit application. Since
permit applications for improvement for the drainage
system have been denied twice before by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection, the environ-
mental impact of this proposed project should be thor-
oughly reviewed and carefully documented before any
decision is made on permit issuance."
Islanders can donate blood in the name of
Gerry Bowes, who was critically injured in a recent
fall from the ceiling rafters at Westbay Athletic
Club to a racquetball floor while making repairs.
Bowes is a Holmes Beach resident, owner of the
Westbay Athletic Club and chairman of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Board of Directors.
The request for blood donations was made by
Allen Bobo, vice chairman of the Center's board,
who will preside at board meetings until the annual
elections in November.
Blood can be donated at the Manatee Comnnu-
Petruff was retained by the citizens because she is
familiar with the permitting process and serves as city
attorney for Holmes Beach.
She also contacted the Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District to voice her firm's opinion. In her Oct.
3 letter to that agency, she wrote, "Mr. Phillip Chamock,
director of public works, City of Anna Maria, has signed
a statement alleging that the city either owns the property
described in the application or has legal authority to allow
access to the property. On behalf of my clients, I question
whether or not this is correct."
In addition to the ownership issue, Petruff also
pointed out to Swiftmud officials the same environ-
mental concerns expressed in detail in her letter to the
Corps. She noted that the rules have not changed sub-
stantially since DEP denied permits for work on the
drainage system in 1991 and 1993, and requested a
thorough review of the current application.
More citizens with property in the drainage area
are stepping forward and becoming vocal in their op-
position to the pipeline.
Dr. Bruce Anderson, 527 Magnolia Ave., vented
his frustration in a letter to the Corps. He detailed the
nity Blood Center's main office, 216 Manatee
Ave. E., or the Blake satellite at 2020 59th St. W.,
Bobo said Bowes is not allowed visitors or flow-
ers in the critical care unit at the hospital, but friends
and well-wishers can send cards to him in care of
Blake Medical Center, Intensive Care Room 503A,
2020 59th St. W., Bradenton FL 34209.
Bowes sustained a collapsed lung, broken ribs,
compound fractures of both wrists and a fractured
skull after falling from a ladder while changing
light bulbs and ceiling panels.
negative environmental impact to his property and to
the entire drainage area if the pipeline is approved. He
also voiced his indignation to the city's apparent ig-
noring of the true feelings of the community.
The Anna Maria City Commission earlier this
year approved a plan to replace the open drainage
swale with a 740-foot long, 29-by-45-inch elliptical
shaped pipe. Costs originally estimated to be more
than $100,000 were adjusted to $82,000 by the engi-
neering firm hired to design the project.
Residents have opposed the pipe, stating the ex-
isting swale system is more environmentally feasible,
less expensive and easier to maintain.
Anna Maria City
10/16, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
10/16, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
10/23, The Islander Bystander and Bradenton
Beach Civic Association candidates' forum,
meet the candidates at 6:30 p.m.,
forum at 7 p.m.
10/21, 9 a.m., Commission work session on
cellular tower moratorium
10/21, 7 p.m., Commission work session
10/23, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment
10/18, 10:30 p.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
10/20, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
10/22, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic
Association, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
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S PAGE 4 N OCTOBER 15, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island cities like Longboat alert system
By Pat Copeland
Island officials were impressed with a recent pre-
sentation on an emergency alert system used by the
Town of Longboat Key and said they hope to install a
similar system on the Island.
"The Safety Alert Monitor System is a product of
years of research in Longboat Key's effort in emer-
gency management to deliver a message to citizens
quickly and effectively when its time to evacuate in the
event of a hurricane," Longboat Key Police Chief John
The system operates through the cable television
system but independently of the television set. It in-
cludes monitor boxes installed in government offices
The main installation at the cable company's facility
cost the town $3,500 and requires one dedicated telephone
line. The $70 monitor boxes must be purchased by resi-
Holmes Beach officials received a double
whammy last week when a second lawsuit arrived
the same day as the GTE lawsuit.
The handwritten lawsuit from resident
Heathcliff Kryszczuk was mailed from the Mana-
tee County jail.
In the first count, Kryszczuk alleges he was "the
victim of a malice prosecution with malice by the
Holmes Beach Police Department" due to a "false
police report" that was "never investigated properly."
Under this count, he seeks $25,000 in punitive dam-
ages and $25,000 in compensatory damages.
dents who want to participate in the system.
When an emergency threatens, "I can pick up the
telephone, call the computer and through a series of
security codes record a three-minute audio message,"
Kintz said. "After I record the message, I push a but-
ton and the message goes out (through the monitor
boxes). It takes 42 seconds to dial, record and send a
The alert tone sounds or a red light comes on and is
followed by the message in a continuous loop. The mes-
sage can order an evacuation or alert residents about a
bridge malfunction, a gasoline leak or any other emer-
gency. Once the message is heard, the monitor is reset.
The town has supplied monitors to the mayor and
commissioners, key town employees and block captain
volunteers. In addition, many residents have purchased
their own units. The monitor also operates on a battery
in the event the power is out.
"It augments our regular emergency system, and
In the second count, Kryszczuk alleges that
he "has been harassed by the city of Holmes
Beach" and he "suffered physically, mentally and
emotionally" and "was forced to disengage in a
profitable enterprise" and has "suffered signifi-
cant financial loss." Under this count, he seeks
$75,000 in punitive damages and $75,000 in com-
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine re-
fused to provide information on the nature of
the police report and other city officials de-
clined to comment.
the annual cost to the town is only a single telephone
line," Kintz said.
The message can be made specific to a particular
area, for example, the north end of the key, Kintz said.
On the Island, it could be made specific to any of the
three cities, if only one is affected by an emergency.
In addition, the monitor has a button to activate
National Weather Service radio broadcasts. Because of
new technology, the NWS can also issue alert bulletins
through the SAM system he said.
"It gives us the ability to work in partnership with
the NWS," Kintz said. "If they see something on their
Doppler radar that puts us into a tornado, then they'll
have the ability to put that message out and set the si-
rens directly. We can define the weather events that set
off a red light or a siren."
Island officials said they will present the information
to their commissions and hope to coordinate the effort
through the Island Emergency Operations Center.
The Holmes Beach City Commission has over-
turned Mayor Bob VanWagoner's veto on the contigu-
ous lot ordinance.
The ordinance, passed by the commission on Sept.
16, will allow the owner of contiguous, non-conform-
ing legal lots of record to split those lots and sell them.
Only single family homes can be built on the lots.
The ordinance will also allow the owners of a
home built on two or more contiguous, non-conform-
ing lots of record to demolish that home and build a
single family home on each of the two lots.
Oct. 23 in
Mark your calendar for the Bradenton Beach elec-
tion forum Thursday, Oct. 23.
Sponsored by The Islander Bystander and the
Bradenton Beach Civic Association, the forum will be
held at city hall.
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
Candidates for Ward 1 are Dan Goodchild and Bill
Arnold. Goodchild is a member of the commission;
Arnold is a member of the city's board of adjustment.
Ward 2 candidates are Dick Cloutman, Gale Cole
and Cedrick Wilson. Cloutman and Wilson are mem-
bers of the city's planning and zoning board; Cole is a
The Ward 3 race has already been won when
Berneitta Kays was unopposed in her bid for office.
Candidates at the forum will be given three min-
utes for opening remarks and two minutes for closing
comments. Questions from the floor will be read by
moderator Bonner Presswood, publisher of The Is-
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" period, and
the forum will begin at 7 p.m.
Repertory Singers start rehearsal season
The Anna Maria Island Repertory Singers have
opened their rehearsal season, and there's room for
anyone with a voice and an interest.
There's an alto shortage this year, said Elaine
Burkly, director of the aggregation, but singers of both
sexes, all ages, all voices are welcome anytime. There
are no auditions, and performers can "just pop in" when
they feel the urge to sing.
This will be the third season for the nondenomina-
tional secular singing group, which performs light clas-
sics to Broadway.
The Christmas season will feature standard and
contemporary holiday fare, said Burkly, and Fred
Waring's "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" will be
on the program at all appearances "We don't just
stand and sing, we put on a show," said the director.
The group ranges from 10 to 20 singers, she said,
depending on who is in town and in voice for a given
Repertory Singers range through Sarasota and
Manatee counties, with several appearances on the Is-
land. This season's spring concert will be "Fiddler on
The first rehearsal for the 1997-98 season was
Tuesday morning in the Coleman Building of Roser
Memorial Community Church. Burkly asks those inter-
ested in the choral group call her at 778-0720.
Standing left to right,
Jerry Desiongco, Sue
Normand and James
Barton presented a
mobility vehicle to
Holmes Beach Deputy
Clerk Brooke Bennett,
center, at city hall last
week. Bennett's ankle
was crushed in an
automobile accident six
weeks ago and she has
been performing her
duties with the aid of a
walker. The loaned
vehicle was obtained for
Bennett by the Holmes
Beach Civic Association,
of which Normand is
president. Desiongco, a
company sales represen-
tative, adjusted the
motorized vehicle to fit
Bennett and explained its
features. Barton is
manager for the
Second lawsuit hits city
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M OCTOBER 15, 1997 M PAGE 5 i]
Citizen to mayor:
'What's the deal, sir?'
Tiger's a survivor
Island tabby cat Tiger is on the mend after surviv-
ing a severe and near-fatal raccoon attack. Tiger,
who calls the beach at Bean Point in Anna Maria
City home, and his veterinarian would like to
remind all cat owners to keep their pets inside at
night. The recuperating patient is comforted by the
gentle touch of caregiver Anne-Marie Bordenave.
Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
Winners in the Oct. 11 horseshoe games were Bill
Cooney of Bradenton Beach and Bill Starrett of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach
and Ron Pepka of Anna Maria.
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
By J.C. Higgins
Dale Woodland confronted Mayor Chuck
Shumard at a recent city commission meeting with the
"Will you please give me an explanation of what's
going on with the suits against the city for noncompli-
ance with public records requests? And who is paying
the legal fees for these actions?"
Woodland, who made an unsuccessful bid for a
commission seat last year and currently serves the city
as vice chairman of the Anna Maria Code Enforcement
Board, was referring to the second public records law
judgement against the city this year, the most recent
action brought by The Islander Bystander.
Shumard responded, "What we were trying to do
was hold down unnecessary time spent and copy ex-
penses by suggesting those making requests first
drop by city hall and look over the available infor-
mation. There is so much detailed information in
almost every case that we felt that a review would
result in only 10 pages being copied, instead of
A national teleconference on "Communities in
Crisis: Safeguarding Our Kids at School and on the
Street" will take place Tuesday, Oct. 21, under
sponsorship of Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes.
The conference will be at the Manatee Con-
vention & Civic Center, One Haven Blvd., Pal-
metto, at 1 p.m. A town hall meeting at the center
will follow the presentation.
maybe 100. Of course, everyone is allowed exami-
nation of all public records. We were just trying to
make things more reasonable."
According to public records law, the city may not
require examination of files prior to fulfilling requests
for copies of documents.
Manatee Circuit Judge Paul Logan's orders state
that the newspaper is "entitled to be furnished with
copies of public records ... without being required to
inspect the records."
Shumard deferred to City Clerk Peg Nelson at the
meeting, who said there have been no legal fees paid
by the city with regard to the lawsuits.
Carol Masio, attorney representing Ken Peterson,
owner of Five O'Clock Marine in the March 1997 law-
suit, confirmed she has not processed or delivered her
bill for court ordered legal fees.
Masio pointed out that the city certainly would
have incurred expenses for its own legal representation
in both cases.
Attorney Don Hadsock's fees on behalf of The Is-
lander Bystander also have not been submitted.
Judy O'Neill of Griffith-Cline said the confer-
ence will feature "solution-oriented discussions
from a panel of national experts in the field of vio-
lence study and prevention."
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panel of community leaders discussing potential
solutions for the Manatee area.
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The thrill of victory
In The Islander Bystander, since its inception in No-
vember 1992, story after story has chronicled the strife of
Islanders versus the Florida Department of Transportation.
The battle and the newspaper were analogous for a time.
The newspaper's position has never been a secret.
For us, the most recent court decision is a triumph.
Like the 'Little Engine that Could,' Save Anna Maria
Inc. chugged along, utilizing every resource it could muster
to get up the hill to prevail.
Citizens opposed to the megabridge on Manatee Av-
enue wrote letters, held meetings, conducted polls, hired
lawyers, wrote more letters and held more meetings and fig-
ured myriad ways to raise money to "fight the fight."
While the most recent court decision was not a glowing
victory on the environmental aspects, it is a victory.
And to the chagrin of big-bridge advocates, a quiet cel-
ebration is finally in order for SAM and all the individual
soldiers in the David versus Goliath battle.
But stay tuned. There's sure to be a sequel.
GTE and Smith Realtors evidently mean business. At
the least, a cell tower agreement between the two is business.
Serious enough that with little hesitation, due to the stall-
ing antics of Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner, they
joined to file a lawsuit against the city and three city officials.
While it is a civil matter, it is a federal lawsuit.
It hasn't been determined how the city or its represen-
tatives will be counseled. The city attorney has at least made
recommendation that the mayor and the city obtain separate
counsel due to differing positions.
And the city's insurer has been asked if it will also rep-
resent the mayor and two building officials as individuals -
since the summons is filed as such.
It was all too predictable. The threat was omnipresent.
And for what? The cellular tower is inevitable.
It's just a shame the city can't build the tower on city
property, benefit from the value of leases to GTE and oth-
ers, and control its destiny.
And at what cost?
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard and City Clerk
Peggy Nelson told resident Dale Woodland at a recent city
meeting that two judgments against the city for violating
public record requests cost the city nothing.
Not yet, might have been a better answer. The attorney
in the March lawsuit filed by Five O'Clock Marine and the
most recent suit filed by this newspaper have not tendered
their bills yet.
Judges in both instances ordered legal fees for the plain-
tiffs be paid by the city.
And certainly there has been some cost, legal fees to its
own attorney, incurred by the city in its defense.
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Maloney, cell towers
Because elected officials like myself have ample
opportunities to say their piece regularly at public
meetings. I have always thought it inappropriate for us
to speak out via letters to the editor.
I write this right after reading Judy Titsworth's
letter in this same space on Oct. 8, where she said that
I had said that I had "the heir's approval (from her fa-
ther, Hugh Holmes Sr.) for the placement of the cell
tower on City land."
Both Ms. Titsworth and you should all know I
never said that. And The Islander Bystander didn't say
that either. What the newspaper reported was what I did
say, and that was, that Hugh Holmes Sr. agreed that he
would not interfere with having the tower on city land,
but only if location there was in tune with the agree-
ment the original grantors had with the city. Our city
attorney felt that it was not.
After attending a May seminar on the Telecommuni-
cations Act of 1996 sponsored by Manatee County, I
could see not only the serious problems that act could
bring to cities like Holmes Beach, but also the income
opportunities it could offer the city. And so, I decided to
become a student of that act (I'm still not an expert), even
to serving on the Utilities and Telecommunications Leg-
islative Committee of the Florida League of Cities.
When the city turned down GTE and GTE then
made its agreement with Smith Realtors, I met with Mr.
Holmes and asked him to reconsider his earlier objec-
tion to allowing a tower on city land. During that meet-
ing, and a later conversation, Mr. Holmes made it quite
clear that he didn't like the idea of a cell tower any-
where on this island. He didn't think we needed one;
he said his cellular phone performed well without one.
I made his anti-tower feelings quite clear at two pub-
lic commission meetings.
During our most recent conversation, I told Mr.
Holmes that because of the way GTE's request was
handled, and because of some conditions in the 1996
Act as I read them, I was convinced that we could not
avoid allowing them to build a tower in our city and
that I thought any attempt by the city to try not to would
expose Holmes Beach taxpayers to a costly law suit
that I didn't feel we could win. And that since a tower
appeared, at least to me, to be inevitable, would he not
object to it being located on city property, if indeed a
tower had to be allowed.
Mr. Holmes said again that he opposed a tower
anywhere on the island, but if it was inevitable, and if
it didn't upset the donor's agreement, he would not
object to it being erected on city property. Not that he
would approve, but that he wouldn't object.
Because I hoped we could put the tower where the
present towers are located next to city hall rather than
across the street where the location upset many resi-
dents, I then asked Smith Realtors to consider agreeing
to such a change. They told me GTE would not con-
sider such a change.
I had hoped my swing vote to override the mayor's
veto of our tower resolution would avoid the possibility
of involving the city in a needless law suit. The mayor
thought otherwise and so refused to add his signature to
mine approving the Site Plan Submission Check List.
I'm sure that other stories on other pages in this
week's Islander will tell you how this is all turning out,
I'm especially sorry that anything I've said has
led to any misunderstanding of my conversations
with Mr. Holmes.
Don Maloney, Hohnes Beach Commission Chair
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THOSE WERE THTE AYS
Part 4, Will and Mabel and Gladys
by June Alder
The Anna Maria pier with its adjoining houses was almost new when this blurry
picture was taken for publicity purposes. The little girl was probably Gladys
Bean, Will Bean's daughter, who loved to dance and do stunts for the tourists.
But it would take more than stunts to keep the resort in business.
The story thus far: In an interview
given in 1988, Gladys Bean Holdstock
told how at the turn of the century her
father Will Bean was on his way to busi-
ness success. He helped build the
Tampa Bay Hotel in 1890, served in the
1898 Spanish-American War, married
into a well-to-db family, and in 1904, at
the age of 29, became postmaster of the
city of Tampa. In 1910 he began devel-
oping his father's 160 acre-plus home-
stead on Anna Maria Island, dreaming
of making it the "premier" resort of
Florida's Gulf Coast and of making
a lot of money.
First he built a long pier to which
steamers from Tampa were soon bring-
ing crowds of tourists. He put up a bath
house, a pavilion, a grocery store, rows
of cottages and even a church. He
sold Gulffront lots for $75 and lots near
the Bayside for $50. For a time sales
were brisk, but by 1914 the year Eu-
rope exploded into war his dream
Now, to go on with the story:
Q. Tell me about your little red
Oh, that was after we left Pioneer
cottage. Daddy built that house across
the street from the church on the corner
of Pine and Tarpon, that funny little con-
crete block house Mother called "Cozy
Corner." Mother and I moved in while
my Daddy was working back in Tampa.
Daddy would come down from Tampa
and bring the groceries. I had a little red
wagon, and Daddy had a bird dog, a
pointer. I would hitch him up to the
wagon and go to meet him at the boat.
The ship came from Tampa on ex-
cursions twice a week, bringing loads of
people. That's when Daddy did his pro-
moting. They went swimming at the
bath house and dancing at the pavilion
and he squired them around. I just
adored my Daddy.
We had a pond in front of our
house, and Daddy put an alligator in it.
Daddy was a show-off, a showman sort
of man, and he got some peacocks to
parade around for the tourists. And, of
course, the alligator ate the peacocks.
He ate two of our cats, too.
Q. Your father had business prob-
lems about this time, didn't he?
Oh, he had a terrible time! He bor-
rowed money and had to get another
partner. Mr. Charles Roser, from St.
Petersburg made his money with Fig
Newtons. Well, he and daddy didn't
always get along. Mr. Roser was a very
proper, staid man and my Daddy was
always, uh, carrying on a bit and so
they didn't get along too well. And his
wife, she hated Anna Maria.
Then there was another partner for a
while named "Chap" Tedder. Mr. and
Mrs. Tedder had a cottage there and he
worked with Daddy and old-timers like
Mitch Davis [later mayor of the town of
Anna Maria] and different ones.
Daddy put out about 400 coconut
trees. But a lot of them froze. They
didn't have any water there, so he
drilled an artesian well. And oh it
smelled so bad. That artesian water
would make the basins of the sinks
brown, you know, but at least we had
Daddy worked hard, but it was just
not a good time for real estate.
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'Dirtiest' side of animals
is how they are treated
It is understandable that the letter writer of "Island
no place for 'dirty' critters'" does not want Anna Maria
Island overpopulated with farm and zoo animals. How-
ever, he is obviously not very well informed about ani-
mals if he thinks that chickens and pigs are two of the
"dirtiest farm animals on earth."
By nature, they most certainly are not.
It is the conditions that humans impose upon them in
their exploitation of chickens and pigs that produces the
filth as it would with any species being kept as these two
are. Farms are far different from what many people envi-
sion. The treatment of farm animals is a disgrace to hu-
Chickens have their sensitive beaks cut off. They are
so overcrowded with five or more to a cage the size of a
record album cover, that they lose their feathers and de-
velop sores. They are unable to stretch their wings or legs
and spend their entire lives standing on a wire floor which
produces malformations of their feet. Their nails grow so
long they curl completely around the wire. Cages sit on top
of each other in tier fashion with chicken excrement fall-
ing through the bottom of each cage onto the ones in the
cages below. They are fed largely recycled poultry manure
and unsaleable parts of slaughtered chickens and cannot
even fulfill minimal natural instincts.
Contrary to common perception, pigs are highly
intelligent, with reasoning power comparable to dogs,
and are sensitive and clean animals. When given the
opportunity, they will allot separate areas for resting
and defecating. Sadly, in factory farms, pigs live their
lives in spaces just large enough to stand up and lie
down in but not wide enough to turn around.
Today's pig farm is often a depressing collection of
windowless metal buildings, concealing pigs confined in
crates, cages and bare concrete pens. Temperatures are
kept high to discourage moving so they won't burn up
costly food that should be applied to weight increase. At
the time of slaughter, 70 percent of all pigs housed on slat-
ted floors are lame. Film footage depicts pigs screaming
and cowering in covers while farmers use electric prods
to load the pigs headed for slaughter.
People should learn the truth about animals before
condemning them for conditions which humans have
forced upon them.
Elise Matthes, president,
Sarasota in Defense of'Animals
Sailor revs up T-bird raffle
Editor: The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
was so thrilled with the response to a recent raffle sale
announcement, it wanted to share the following letter
with our readers.
My parents have visited Anna Maria Island for 25
to 30 years and subscribe to the Islander. We noticed
a story last week about the raffle for the 1996 T-bird.
I'm employed as a sailor on the USS Great Lakes
ore boat hauling iron ore 10 months of the year. I get
off only five or six hours a month. Entering raffles
gives me something to look forward to, helps pass the
time and spend some money.
I would like 10 raffle tickets for my dad and 10
Mike Roberg, USS Great Lakes
Clogged-up drains part of
Editor: Here's the cause of a lot of street flooding. This
letter was address to Joe Duennes, director of Public
Works, Holmes Beach.
On Friday afternoon, Sept. 26, I reported 400 feet
of flooded street at the dead end of 67th Street and that
storm sewer No. 84 between 536 and 538 67th St., was
I received a return call from your office that it was
probably roots and that the pipe should be dug up and
wrapped a wrong diagnosis and hence a wrong so-
Being well aware of what happens at the seaward
end of a pipe in a heavy fouling salt water environment,
I took advantage of the low tide on Sunday afternoon,
went into the canal (your personnel don't seem to do
this) and found two-thirds of the cross sectional area of
the storm sewer completely blocked by oyster shells.
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After hacking out the oyster shells, the following
were found jammed behind and were pulled out: a large
piece of concrete block, a five-foot limb, a junior-size
football, a 10-inch diameter plastic container and lid,
an eight-inch diameter plastic plate, three aluminum
beverage cans, a glass bottle, numbers twigs and loose
While I hope the sewer is now clear, the extent of
my reach was an eight-foot boat hook.
At one time, the city hired a man to periodically
rod out the canal ends of all the storm sewers. Judging
by the near closure of sewer No. 84, this hasn't been
done for quite some time. It should be resumed at once
and on an annual basis.
I previously cleared the same drain on Sept. 5,
1995, and I am approaching age 83. I'm getting tired!
Arthur Bussey, Holmes Beach
Humans force animal reputations
I am a location scout for the film industry and have
been looking around Florida to buy property.
Recently I found a copy of your paper and was
shocked to read the cruel and uncompassionate letter
by Nat Manzella.
First of all, animals deserve our love, care and re-
spect, especially the ones humans have domesticated.
Second, chickens and pigs are not dirty. Human beings
force them into dirty environments. In fact, in many
cases, there are human beings who live in unclean en-
vironments they create themselves.
Ask George Clooney, famous and successful actor,
as to why he lives with a pig?
I am tired of people who make animals pay the price
for human ignorance. We eat animals, we wear them, and
we experiment on them. We do everything but treasure a
gift God gave us. Animals have an integrity and uncon-
ditional love that humans would do well to learn from.
As Ghandi taught, "A community can be judged on
how it treats its animals." I certainly would not buy
property on Anna Maria Island if I had to live near
unfeeling people like Mr. Manzella.
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The bash begins at 7 p.m. at St. Bernard Catho-
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A DJ and Island entertainers will provide dance
music and a costume contest, and a raffle to win a bass
boat, motor and trailer will be held. A cash bar and
food will be available with proceeds to benefit the
Privateer's charity interests including youth sports
The prize bass boat may be viewed at the Island
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available at the Bridge Tender Inn in Bradenton
Beach, Surfside Cafe in Holmes Beach and at Rotten
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Civic association to talk
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Island Rotary changes
meeting day and time
The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club as of Thurs-
day, Oct. 16, will meet every Thursday at noon for a
one-hour luncheon at the Marina Bay Restaurant,
5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The change from an evening to day meeting is to
encourage greater participation by local professionals,
retailers and Island residents.
The Island Rotary Club is part of Rotary Interna-
tional and welcomes both men and women.
For membership information, call Michael Advo-
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Island Democratic Club
to meet Monday
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will
meet for lunch on Monday, Oct. 20, at noon at the
Beach House Restaurant.
The speaker will be Patricia Hickey, public rela-
tions and development director for the Salvation
Army, speaking on programs for the homeless.
All Democrats are invited to attend. Reservations
are not necessary for the luncheon at the Beach
House, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Call Gale Carter at 778-1389 for further information.
AMI Community Chorus to
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus will hold auditions for singers on Saturday,
Oct. 18, from 9:30 to noon at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 723-2742 or 756-
With sandy blonde hair that measures 37
inches in length, Brandi Bobo, age 6, of
Holmes Beach does her impersonation of
Cousin It from the classic TV show "The
Addams Family." Bobo and her family
recently moved to the Island from Marshall,
Texas. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
Van Wezel opens with
Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer Little Richard, the origi-
nal wild man of rock 'n roll, will open the 1997-98 Van
Wezel Performing Arts Hall season with his unique high
energy and humor at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18.
Patrons are invited to come early at 7 p.m. to cel-
ebrate the new season with a pre-performance party
that will feature live music by the rock 'n roll band
Bandana and a champagne toast.
On Sunday, Oct. 18, Sarasota's own Walk
Levinsky brings his Great American Swing Band to the
Van Wezel at 8 p.m. for a 10th anniversary blow-out
for the all-star swing orchestra, which has been ex-
panded to 38 pieces for this event.
Levinsky, a longtime Sarasota Jazz Festival favor-
ite, is a renowned clarinetist, arranger and composer
who has worked with such luminaries as Frank Sinatra,
Liza Minnelli, Doc Scverinsen and Benny Goodman.
The Van Wezel is located at 777 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. More information, call 953-3368.
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St. Armands' art festival to
showcase fine exhibitors
Picture a lively shopping district lined with beau-
tifully displayed artwork and you'll have a vision of the
scene to appear at the Ninth Annual St. Armands Art
Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
The St. Armands Art Festival, St. Armands Circle,
Sarasota, will feature original works in a variety of
mediums, including acrylics, oils, watercolors, mixed
media, sculpture, jewelry and photography and an op-
portunity to meet and ask questions of the individual
Call 388-1554 for additional information.
'Bill Ballantine Day' at
Longboat Framing Gallerie
Bill Ballantine, clown, author and circus artist will
be at the Longboat Framing Gallerie on Saturday, Oct.
25, to show an extensive collection of new work.
The collection will be on display at the Longboat
Gallerie Oct. 18-31. The public is invited to meet
Ballantine and to view the on-going exhibit.
The Longboat Framing Gallerie is located at
Whitney Beach Plaza, 6824 Gulf of Mexico Drive, on
the north end of Longboat Key, two miles south of the
Call 383-8914 for more information.
Party hearty with Snooty
Snooty the Manatee's sixth annual "Party in the
Park" is just around the corer. Party hearty on Sunday,
Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Bradenton's Water-
front Rossi Park.
The event is free with on-site parking available for a
donation of $2. Activities include all day musical enter-
tainment, children's games and petting zoo, numerous
food vendors and arts and crafts displayed by more than
75 exhibitors, reduced admission to South Florida Mu-
seum and a fireworks show to close'the party.
New this year are a sky diving demonstration,
Sarasota Jungle Gardens live Reptile and Bird Exhibit,
a boat parade, a free Health Fair, a DeSoto Speedway
Race Car display and an Antique Car Show.
Call Dave LaBell at 745-7020 for more information.
55 Alive 'mature driving'
course at Island Library
The American Association of Retired Persons will
conduct a two-day 55 Alive "mature driving" course
on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 16 and 17.
Lenore N. Drohlich
Lenore N. Drohlich, 79, of Longboat Key, died
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Drohlich came to
Longboat Key 20 years ago. She was a member of
Temple Beth Israel, Longboat Key, and a volunteer at
Mote Marine, Sarasota, for many years. Her husband
had served as mayor and a commissioner of Longboat
She is survived by her husband, Robert; two
daughters, Judith Davidovich and Nancy Newhauser.,
both of New York; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Temple Beth Is-
rael. Burial was private. Toale Brothers Funeral Home,
Colonial Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of
The course will be given at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, from 12:30
to 4:30 p.m. and attendance is required both days.
Registration and pre-payment of an $8 fee is re-
Drivers may register by calling Les Knoll at 729-
Pumpkins, poets come
together for poetry night
Local poets and artists will celebrate Halloween at
the third Thursday Poetry Night on Thursday, Oct. 16,
at 7 p.m. at the Artists Guild Gallery.
Pumpkin cookies and coffee will be served
among the art at the "Requiem for Dead Poets."
Favorite poems by deceased poets will be read at
this "for fun" evening.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come
dressed in black. The gallery is located at 5414 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Call Zoe VonAverkamp at 778-7216 for additional
Island artist's work
chosen for Tampa show
Anna Maria City artist Autumn DeFrank is one of
the artists whose works were selected to be featured in
CraftArt '97 is a juried show and sale of fine
contemporary handcrafts and will debut in the Plant
Park on the grounds of the University of Tampa on
DeFrank has been creating quality pieces for over 17
years. Islanders can see her work at her shop, Autumn's
Whims and Fine Things Gallery, in Anna Maria City.
Island's 'Monday Painters'
exhibit at Tingley Library
On Monday a group of area women gather to
share the joys of painting and companionship. The re-
sults of their work are on display until the end of De-
cember at the Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton
The exhibit entitled "Diversity" features Island
beaches birds, trees and flowers in a variety of media.
Featured works are by Phyllis Cogan, Ester Jarvis,
Sarah Cloutman, Flo Mullen, Kay Ghidoni, Jan Jansen,
Betty Yates, Genevieve Alban, Nancy Sullivan and
Also on display through December is a collection
of wood sculptures by Phil Toffel.
Tingley Library is located at 111 Second St. N.,
Bradenton Beach, and can be contacted at 779-1208.
Frances Alberta Smith
Frances Alberta Smith, 73, of Palmetto, died Oct.
9, at home.
Born in Portland, Maine, Mrs. Smith came to
Manatee County from Maine in 1992. She was a
switchboard operator in the insurance industry. She
was a Protestant.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen Knight of
Anna Maria Island; four grandchildren; and a great-
No visitation or services were held. National Cre-
mation Society, Sarasota chapter, was in charge of cre-
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Angele, the frog, talks about her life
Editor's note: "Angele, the frog, talks about her
life," was written by 10-year-old Vivian Mohr of
Germany who is starting to learn to read and write
in English. Mohr and his family have visited Anna
Maria Island for a number of years and stay at the
Anna Maria Island Club. The young writer wanted
to share his story with Islanders and his hope the
frog will stay forever.
By Vivian Mohr
Special to The Islander
My name is Angele. I am a small frog and I live
outside condo 46 in a rotten wooden boom at Anna
Maria Island Club.
I am a very pretty frog.-My skin is dark green. My
eyes are beautiful dark and my mouth is gorgeous wide.
I eat all these nice small bugs which come to visit by
boom. Sometimes there are wonderful cockroaches
which taste fantastic and last for a whole day.
During the daytime, I am invisible in my private
cave but when it is dark outside, I look out of a small
hole in the boom.I watch what is going on on my floor.
The people who live in the condos change very often.
There are old people, young people, couples or fami-
lies. Some of them carry fishing ropes, towels or
noodles, others bring big bags with food or beverages.
But every year during summertime a family with
three children move into condo 46 at Anna Maria Is-
land Club. I think they are the only ones who know
about my existence.
Every evening the children and sometimes the
parents stop in front of my hole and we talk together.
The small blonde boy tells me a lot about the frogs in his
country. This country must be far away because the cli-
mate can be very cold and rough. The bigger boy tries to
feed me with chips and small nuts and I am very polite not
to tell him that I don't like junk food.
He is an old acquaintance and I like to see them
every year. Last year they met some friends, a middle-
aged couple, and showed them my home. I saw them
several times during the year but they never talked to
me. And this year there is a second couple who are in-
terested in my home and it is very funny. The man
looks like the man of the first couple but he is a little
bit taller and he asked for my name.
My name is Angele and I must finish. There are
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'Nothing to Lose' is something to gain for Island readers
By Jim Hanson
So you're an elderly widow living on Anna Maria
Island, your son vanished 20 years ago, and a 5-year-
old stranger turns up on your doorstep and announces
that she is the granddaughter you never heard about
What next? Quite a bit next, if you have a friend
like Mary Sue Gilbert. No sooner does she get in-
volved, along with her husband Sam, than violence and
mystery start churning up the Island.
A dandy plot for an action story, and Frances Jor-
dan Beard makes the most of it in her first novel,
"Nothing to Lose." She will tell all about the story and
its creation when she speaks to the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct.
20, at the Anna Maria City Hall. The society urges the
public to attend.
The action in the novel goes on around the Gulf
Coast and in Kentucky. That's no mystery the au-
thor lives on the Island and spent a large part of her life
"You have to write about things you know," she
said, "and I'm a southerner. There are lots of recogniz-
able local places in the book."
Off the Island, the book takes excursions into
Bradenton and Sarasota, as well as Kentucky. Beard
guarantees that, unlike the usual crop of mysteries,
there are no scenes set in New York or Los Angeles or
The heroine is a real estate agent on Anna Maria,
as Beard herself has been, and the husband-partner-in-
crime-solving is an architect. The similarities stop
there, though, for Beard's husband Joseph is not an
architect but a retired utilities company executive.
The Beards came here in 1982 and live on Bay
Shore Boulevard in Anna Maria City.
Published by her F.J. Co., the newly released book
is being distributed for $13.95 at the Brown Pelican
Gift Shop, 9908 Gulf Drive, and Ato's Island Restau-
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Frances Jordan Beard will tell all about her novel "Nothing to Lose" when she speaks to the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Anna Maria City Hall. The society urges
the public to attend. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Education Center to begin
classes, lectures, exhibits
The Education Center, Longboat Key, will begin its
13th season of adult education programming this month
with a line-up that includes three terms of classes, a nine-
session lecture series and four gallery exhibits.
Registration for classes and lectures is underway at
the center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m., from Monday through Thursday. Students may
also make class reservations by phone during those
hours by calling 383-8811.
To request a course catalog or to register, call the
center at 383-8811.
Jazz Club presents free
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as part of its Jazz at Noon Series on Friday, Oct. 17, in
605 Manatee Avenue West
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The Players of Sarasota welcomes singer and
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Earned it with words
Dylan Parmenter, left, of Holmes Beach won an
essay contest sponsored by Toys R Us. Liz Bartow
and Phil Carroll, both right, representing Toys R Us,
present Parmenter with the grand prize, a Sony)
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student at Anna Maria Elementary and he is the son
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German family wins
dream trip to Island
By Pat Copeland
For Brigitte and Roland Wagner and their
seven-year-old son Max of Lichtenau, Germany, a
recent trip to Anna Maria Island was a dream come
In April the Wagners were listening to a popu-
lar German radio travel show hosted by Pia
Hoffmann in Mannheim. The show has an on-go-
ing contest in which winners receive trips to vari-
ous locations. The trips are sponsored by hotel and
motel owners, airlines, restaurants and the like.
The Wagners were listening to a show that fea-
tured Anna Maria Island and included an interview
with Al Marnie, owner of Palm Tree Villas in
Holmes Beach. Entrants must respond to one ques-
tion about the featured location.
"We mailed our entry in at the last minute,"
Roland said. "We almost didn't enter. We were
really surprised when we won."
The Wagners' trip was sponsored by
Lufthansa, Hertz and Disney World, as well as Is-
land businesses Palm Tree Villas, the Sandbar res-
taurant and Jack Elka Photography.
"We flew to Orlando on Aug. 29 and spent
three days at Disney World," Brigitte said. "Max
loved the Magic Kingdom and got to meet his fa-
vorite character, Tigger, from Winnie the Pooh."
The Wagners also spent a day each at Epcot
Center and MGM Studios. Brigitte and Roland said
their favorite was MGM because they got to see
how movies are made.
The Wagners then drove to Anna Maria Island
for the second, nine-day phase of their vacation.
"Driving here was very different from Ger-
many because you have to hunt for directions un-
til you learn the Atmerican system," Roland said.
"People drive very carefully here. In Germany
people drive much faster and you have to watch out
all the time."
The Wagners said they spent their days going
to the beach, swimming in the motel pool and tour-
Island dream vacation
Brigitte, Roland and Max Wagner of Lichtenau,
Germany, enjoy sunshine, the beach and seafood
on the Island. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
ing the area as far south as Sanibel. The said they
especially liked the fresh seafood available in local
Last week the Wagners returned to their village
of 5,000 people where Brigitte is an assistant to the
mayor and Roland is a policeman. However, now
they have another dream of a return to the Island.
"Now we dream of buying a house and retiring
here," Roland said with a smile.
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Island scriptwriter's 'Michael' hits video stores
By Jim Hanson
"Michael" has taken another step in the movie dis-
tribution process, but it won't do much for its author,
Jim Quinlan of Bradenton Beach.
Latest development for the popular film is sales
through major video outlets. It opened in theaters last
Christmas and has been available for video rental.
That's nice, said Quinlan, and he's glad to see his
movie child grow, but it doesn't affect him financially.
"Hollywood bookkeeping" keeps the profits in Holly-
wood unless the picture makes unimaginable amounts
That form of bookkeeping is notorious for assign-
ing to a successful movie major expenses, salaries,
overhead, even carryover losses that have nothing to do
with that film.
SThe film "Michael" is
now available on video.
The screenplay was
written by Jim Quinlan of Bradenton Beach.
Quinlan said he was paid well for the script that he
co-wrote from his original story line, and he has no
complaint. If he makes any further money on the pro-
duction it will have to come from foreign sales, which
he said can double domestic sales. And domestic sales
have been very good. Meanwhile, the author is work-
ing on "some other things."
"Michael" stars John Travolta as an angel who
comes back among us to do an assignment, and to do
so must be "one of the guys" so he smokes and drinks
and chases women.
Others in the cast are Andie McDowell, William
Hurt, Bob Hoskins, Jean Stapleton and Teri Garr. Di-
rector is Nora Ephron, who earlier directed "Sleepless
The video of "Michael" is available in all video
stores, including the Island's Barb's Video, 3230 E.
Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, and Club Video, 9903 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria.
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gearing up for season and needs volunteers to greet
visitors and answer phones.
Those interested may call Mary Ann Brockman.
executive director, at 778-1541.
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meet new people.
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The First Annual Manatee County BBQ Bake-
Off, sponsored by Friends of the Trail, will be held on
Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lamb &
Sutton Parks (10th Avenue and Seventh Street), Pal-
metto. The day features live country music, BBQ food
from various local restaurants, a BBQ contest, line
dancing demonstrations and arts and crafts. Bring a
tablecloth and chairs. Admission: free.
The Manatee County Audubon Society will hold
a field trip on Saturday. Oct. 18, to Cockroach Bay and
Simmons Park Restoration. Participants are to meet at
the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce. 222 10th
St. W., Bradenton. at 7:15 a.m. Bring a picnic lunch.
The Greyhound Classic Golf Tournament to ben-
efit the Racing Dog Rescue Project, will be held on
Saturday, Oct. 18, at Tatum Ridge Golf Links in a
scramble format. An entry fee of $50 per person in-
cludes a "goody bag" and a box lunch. More than
$5,000 in prizes will be awarded. Tee times begin at 7
a.m. Registration: 388-1753.
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VIII, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at El Conquistador Coun-
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Trained educators energize Center's after-school program
By Cynthia Finn
Special to The Islander Bystander
Following the participation of 100 children in what
Anna Maria Island Community Center Executive Di-
rector Pierrette Kelly says parents have called "the best
summer camp ever," more than 50 children are now
registered in the Center's state-licensed after-school
"We have made a real effort to staff our Time for
Learning Creatively program with people who have
chosen education as their specialization meaning
that they really love children and have formal training
to teach and motivate them," says Kelly.
"I am proud to say that our present TLC staff in-
cludes three people with education degrees. And I think
our program results, and the children's enthusiasm,
really reflect their experience," Kelly says.
Activities range from homework assistance and
arts projects to cooking and sports fun in the Center's
newly renovated gymnasium or on the outside playing
fields. As part of "Around-the-World" cultural studies,
students have "visited" Africa and are about to travel
Patches Radford, the Center's director of educa-
tion, began overseeing the elementary-age and teen
girls' programming last spring. She holds a bachelor's
degree in elementary education with certification for
grades one through six from the University of South
Radford leads the fourth- and fifth-graders with
counselor Kevin Shook, son of Islanders Yvonne and
Gordon Shook. Shook has worked with TLC for two
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 5, theft to an automobile, 100 S. Bay Blvd.
The deputy on patrol observed subjects shooting fire-
works at each other. When he shined his spotlight on
the subjects, several fled. He ordered two subjects out
of a pickup truck. No further information was available.
Oct. 4, recovered stolen tag, attached tag not as-
signed, Leffis Key. The officer observed a vehicle in
the parking lot for a long period of time, ran a check
and found the tag was listed as stolen. The officer lo-
cated the vehicle's owner who said he could not afford
to register or insure the vehicle and a friend procured
the tag for him. The officer issued a citation and ad-
vised the subject not to drive without registration and
Oct. 5, burglary to an automobile, criminal mis-
chief, Coquina Bayside. The victim reported a person
unknown broke the passenger side window and re-
moved four speakers valued at $360, an amplifier val-
ued at $195, 40 CDs valued at $600 and a speaker box
valued at $100. Damages were $50.
Oct. 6, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach, The victim reported an unknown person entered
the vehicle and removed two backpacks containing
personal items, a pair of glasses, identification, keys,
credit and bank cards and $220 in cash.
Oct. 7, grand theft auto, 1000 block of Gulf Drive
South. The victim reported a person unknown removed
the vehicle parked outside the residence. The vehicle
was later located at the Beach House restaurant. There
were no damages.
Oct. 7, domestic battery, resisting without vio-
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ant reported a woman screaming for help. When the
officer arrived, he observed the victim with a bloody lip
sitting on a sofa. The victim said she and the suspect,
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her by the hair and pulled her off the couch. She said
when she attempted to call police, they struggled and
the phone was destroyed. She alleged further abuse and
the suspect was placed in custody.
Oct. 9, disorderly conduct, resisting without vio-
lence, 300 block of Second Street. The complainant
reported two subjects arguing and when the officer ar-
rived, he observed the suspect through an open win-
dow. He reported the suspect was screaming at the vic-
tim and breaking items. When he entered the residence
through an open door, the suspect began screaming
obscenities at him and charged at him. While he was
attempting to place her in custody, she resisted.
Oct. 3, traffic, 43rd Street and Gulf Drive. The
officer stopped the subject who was driving a motor-
bike on the sidewalk. A check showed the driver's li-
cense was suspended and the officer issued a summons.
Oct. 4, bad check $32.08, 3242 East Bay
Drive, Wave Zone.
Oct. 4, animal, 400 block of 29th Street. The
complainant reported she opened the door to her resi-
dence and a large, orange tomcat ran inside and at-
tacked her cat. When she attempted to separate the two,
she was bitten and scratched. The officer contacted
animal control and the health department.
Oct. 5, grand theft, fleeing to elude, 8100 block
of Gulf Drive. A sheriff's deputy advised the officer of
a possible stolen vehicle traveling into Holmes Beach
from Anna Maria. The officer observed the vehicle
travel south on Holmes Boulevard, then north on Gulf
Drive. An assisting Bradenton Beach officer pulled his
patrol car across the road to block the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle drove around the patrol
car and sped north on Gulf Drive at speeds up to 70
mph, attempting to elude the officer. The officer
stopped the vehicle and the driver and passenger were
placed in custody. Tampa police confirmed the vehicle
was stolen. Two other stolen vehicles were also follow-
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Oct. 6, found property telephone hand set,
6608 Marina Drive, Gloria Dei Church.
Oct. 6, burglary, 6303 Holmes Blvd., storage
units. The victim reported a person unknown entered
the storage unit and removed household items valued
at $300, hair grooming equipment valued at $45 and
lawn bowling balls valued at $150.
Oct. 7, disturbance, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry Dock.
The officer responded in reference to a disturbance and
found the subject with a broken nose. The subject refused
EMS treatment and said he didn't know who hit him.
Oct. 7, suspicious, 225 S. Harbor Drive, St. Ber-
nard Church. The complainant reported a subject was
illegally fishing in the bay behind the church. The of-
ficer observed a fishing boat with nets and contacted
the marine patrol.
Oct. 8, violation of parole, 200 block of 71st
Street. The officer on patrol observed occupants of a
vehicle who appeared to be lost. They said they were
looking for places to live. The officer recognized the
driver and observed the vehicle's tag had been altered.
He ran a check and found the tag was not on file and
the driver had a suspended license and a warrant from
Monroe County. The driver was placed in custody, the
tag was seized and the officer issued two summonses.
Oct. 8, traffic, 700 Manatee Ave. The officer on
patrol stopped a driver for speeding and a check
showed the driver's license was suspended and he had
no proof of insurance. The officer issued a summons
and a citation.
Oct. 8, lost property a wallet, 46th Street
Oct. 9, traffic, 4500 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer on patrol stopped a vehicle with a defective tail
light. A check showed the driver's license was sus-
pended. The officer issued a summons and a correction
card and told the driver not to drive until he has a valid
Oct. 10, disturbance, 5300 block of Gulf Drive.
The victim reported he was almost run off the road by
another vehicle. He said he followed the vehicle and
when he confronted the driver, the driver hit him re-
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that was ...
By Kevin P. Cassidy
Ben Webb Landscaping eked out a 2-1 win over
Longboat Observer in Division II soccer action Wednes-
day night at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Both teams displayed strong defense in this low-scoring
Ben Webb Landscaping looked like they were going
to run away with the game as they applied strong offen-
sive pressure in the first half to come away with two goals.
Michael Wallen notched the first goal of the night in the
10th minute and J.D. Webb added to that when he finished
a scoring chance in the 20th minute to give Webb Land-
scaping a 2-0 first-half lead.
The second half looked to be more of the same as Ben
Webb Landscaping was keeping the ball out of its defen-
sive end with a two-goal lead. Kyle Dale made a few
weaving runs that showed promise, but Kyle Schweitzer,
who played a strong game on defense, was usually there
to clear the ball out of danger.
Dale's efforts were finally rewarded in the 45th
minute when he made a weaving run through the defense.
He momentarily lost the ball, got it back and finished with
a nice right-footed shot that found the back of the net to
halve their deficit to 2-1.
Ben Webb Landscaping's defense then took over and
held Longboat Observer at bay for the remaining 15 min-
utes to claim the win, 2-1.
The second game of the night had Island Real Estate
squaring off against Handy Trac System in Division I
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The game was scoreless until the 21st-minute when
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Handy Trac System refused to give up despite a four-
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Handy Trac fought back, getting back-to-back goals
from Pear in the 51st minute and Sebastiano in the 52nd
minute, bringing the score to 7-5 and providing a ray of
hope to Handy Trac.
McCamey scored the eighth and final goal of the
game for Island Real Estate while Sebastiano scored with
one minute left to play to make the final score 8-6 in fa-
vor of Island Real Estate.
Bonaiuto led the way for Island Real Estate with four
goals while McCamey and Quigley each scored a pair on
the evening. Sebastiano led Handy Trac's efforts with four
goals and was supported by Pear's two.
The action was fast and furious on the small field as
Bridge St. Pier and Cafe squared off against Ben Braxton
C.P.A. in Division II action on Monday night. The sec-
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Thursday's Division III games pitted Galati Marine
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Beach Mini Storage versus Beach Bistro in the late game.
Division II games consist of kids in the 5- to 7-year-
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how to play the game of soccer. The coaches are on the
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Stop by the Center and catch a game. It's truly a sight
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The Island Football Club hosted the short-handed
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Man-of-the-match Ken Bowers scored four goals on
the day and was supported by Tim Bugna with two. Neil
Fellowes added a goal and two assists, while Matt Bow-
ers tacked on a goal.
IFC, sporting anew uniforms and team logo, wasted
no time getting on the scoreboard. Five minutes in, Danny
Mitchell's pass found Ken Bowers streaking up the
middle. Bowers controlled the ball, then finished at the
near post for a 1-0 lead.
Two minutes later, Ken Bowers found Richie Bell
racing up the left wing, but Bell's shot went wide. Lake-
land took the goal kick, which Bugna won, then outracing
the defender on a break away, but his shot went over.
IFC got a little sloppy on some passes, allowing the
Lions to control the ball. Lakeland got a comer kick which
looked routine until goalie Kevin Morash let it slip through
his hands, but Ken Bowers was there to clear the ball out
Bowers added to IFC's lead in the 28th-minute when
Fellowes spotted him running up the middle and chipped
the ball over the defense. Bowers caught the ball with his
left foot, then hit a scintillating volley with his right foot
to make the score 2-0.
Lakeland was working hard and playing smart with
most of its players backed up on defense, hoping for a
quick counter attack. In the 43rd minute, they got their
wish as Drew Stacey found Patrick Morris with a nice pass
through the defense that he ran onto and beat Morash at
the far post to cut the score to 2-1.
IFC was not happy with the score so close under the
circumstances, so they came out determined to put the
game away. It didn't take long for the game to be remi-
niscent of a homecoming at Gainesville's Swamp, as the
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finished his third goal of the day and a 3-1 lead.
Tim Lease and Lance Bieker then entered the game
with a quick impact. Lease made a sliding-defensive clear
that Bugna ran onto and took to the goal for a 4-1 lead.
Two minutes later, Bugna worked a beautiful give-
and-go with Jeff Nelson and finished with a left-footed
shot to the far post for a 5-1 lead.
Lakeland had one great opportunity to add to their
total when Morris got the ball in the box and fired a point-
blank shot on goal, but Morash was there with a stellar
save, deflecting it wide of the goal, where Rich Chichester
cleared the ball out of danger.
Captain Ken Bowers scored his fourth goal on a
Fellowe's comer kick. His service went into the goal area
where the goalie tipped the ball to a waiting Bowers, who
flexed his chest muscles to guide the ball into the goal for
a 6-1 lead.
The 78th minute saw another Lakeland scoring
chance taken away when Phil Bethea sent a through ball
to Morris, but IFC goalie Morash came off his line to clear
the ball away.
IFC then went back on the offensive and got a comer
kick. Bell hit a nice out-swinging ball that Fellowes em-
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a 7-1 lead.
Matt Bowers scored the final goal on a diving header
off a free kick from Fellowes to end the game 8-1.
I got a call recently from a Michigan subscriber to The
Islander Bystander who had a question regarding IFC's
practice of awarding a Foster's "oil can" to the man-of-
the-match. Howard, the oil can, is a 32-ounce can of
Foster's lager that tastes great after a hard game of soccer.
IFC is off to Plant City on Oct. 19 to take on the Pu-
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Celebrate Island life crack a few claws
By Bob Ardren
Lucky us we've made it to another stone crab
season. That means it's time to crack a few claws and
take part in local history.
Hey, if you can afford them, or if you're lucky
enough to catch your own claws, crack a bunch.
Anna Maria Island is smack in the middle of stone
crab territory on Florida's west coast. In general, the
critter's range is from Cedar Key to the Florida Keys.
Local stone crab history goes back to the late Jack
Moore, who founded a restaurant still bearing the fam-
ily name on north Longboat Key. The elder Moore
actually started the local crab-trapping industry back in
1928, selling his catch, body and all, to restaurants
These days, and for many years, only claws are
taken while crabs are returned to the water to regrow
claws. According to local lore, Moore got 19 cents a
pound for his catch in the early days.
It was also in 1928 that the State of Florida estab-
lished open and closed seasons for stone crabs, with the
season now closed from May 15 to October 15.
One other important date in stone crab history is Oc-
tober 1973. That's when the law was changed allowing
claws from both males and females to be taken, provided
they are of legal length. That length then was, and is still
now, 2 3/4 inches from tip to first movable joint.
If you're the sort who goes out and catches your
own stone crabs, just remember the biggest challenge
is getting the crab to part with its claw. It's easy to
come back from a crabbing trip with a badly mangled
finger or two if the crab is just a bit faster than you.
A tip is to keep the crab facing away from you,
making a clean snap backward with the claw. Cor-
rect removal of the claw ensures the crab will sur-
vive the process.
Cooking the claws is easy. I used to recommend
dropping the claws into boiling water for 15 minutes,
but on the suggestion of a local crabber a couple years
ago, I now cut that time in half. Know what? They taste
Once boiled, quickly drop the hot claws into ice
water for a chill. This last step keeps meat from stick-
ing to the shell.
Every year at this time I recommend "Stalking the
Stone Crab" by Anna Maria native Dorothy Raymond.
It's published by Great Outdoors Publishing in St. Pete.
It's a wonderful and inexpensive little book covering
the whole aspect of catching, cooking and eating stone
I paid $1 for my copy some years ago, and I believe
you can still find copies at local bookstores and gift
shops at that price. Even if the price has doubled, it's
still a great bargain.
Real fishing history
Speaking of seafood, there's a very interesting new
exhibition called "The Fishing Heritage of Gulf Coastal
Florida: Six Thousand Years of Fishing Tradition" now
at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton.
A traveling show put together by the Florida Mu-
seum of Natural History in Gainesville, the exhibition
is enhanced by a display of local artifacts and models
supplied by the Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage
of Cortez. Alison Roberts at the South Florida Museum
says the exhibition covers both the equipment used to
catch fish along this coast over a period of thousands
of years plus an examination of some of the environ-
mental aspects of our fisheries.
Sounds right up our alley.
The exhibits range from shell and bone tools used
by the Calusa Indians who unlike most native
Americans had no metal or even hard stone to work
with to models of fishing boats used along our coast
over the past century.
Funded in part by the Florida Humanities Council,
the exhibition runs through Nov. 23. Admission to the
museum, planetarium and aquarium is $6 for adults, $5
for seniors, $3.50 for children 5-12 and free for young-
sters under the age of 4. Here's betting the kids (and
you) will like it a lot more than the latest dumb, dumber
Southernmost staying there
We reported here a couple weeks ago that the
southernmost point in the continental U.S., located in
Key West, was going to be moved. Something about all
the tourists bothering the surrounding neighborhood,
don't you know.
Well, the Key West City Commission has decided
to leave it alone after all. One commissioner who
wanted it moved and lives across the street from the 20-
ton concrete buoy isn't happy because she's not getting
her way, but other commissioners decided more change
isn't what's needed in Key West, so they decided to
leave the buoy where it is.
As we pointed out, the real southernmost point is
on the Navy base in Key West, and even the end of
Duval Street is more southerly. But some things just
don't seem to be worth arguing over. After all, think of
the thousands upon thousands of tourists who've had
their picture taken at the marker and would almost cer-
tainly be disappointed if they returned to find it gone.
Worse yet, imagine if they all returned to retake
I'd be one of them.
See you next week.
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Sept. 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 23-foot power
boat in Terra Ceia Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary ves-
sel 22085006 responded and towed the vessel to safe
Sept. 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a red flare near the
Cortez Bridge. Station Cortez searched the area with
Sept. 22, Search and rescue /assistance. A Coast
Guard boat happened upon a vessel disoriented in
Big Pass and escorted the boat into deeper water.
Sept. 24, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two boardsailors in
trouble near the Ringling Bridge. A Coast Guard
boat responded, but a Good Samaritan assisted the
pair before the Coast Guard boat arrived on scene.
Sept. 25, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having the registration on board.
Sept. 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disoriented 27-foot
power boat in Terra Ceia Bay. Station Cortez pro-
vided communications assistance to the vessel.
Sept. 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 24-foot power boat
overdue from the Kingfish Boat Ramp. The boat
arrived at the ramp while Holmes Beach Police were
checking for the car and trailer.
Sept. 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 19-foot power boat
overdue and aground in Anna Maria Sound. A Coast
Guard boat responded and searched the area, but the
report was determined to have been a false alarm.
Sept. 26, Boarding. A 26-foot sailboat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator re-
Sceived a written warning for not having the registra-
tion on board.
Sept. 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 27-foot sailboat drag-
ging anchor near the Bradenton Beach City Pier. A
Coast Guard boat responded and re-anchored the
Sept. 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 24-foot sail-
boat in New Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
26084231 responded and towed the vessel to safe
Sept. 28, Boarding. A 14-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a
written warning for not having the registration on
Sept. 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a flare fired near Egmont
Key. The report was determined to have been a false
Sept. 28, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 28, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Sept. 28, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a no-
tice of violation for not having the registration,
enough life jackets or a sound-producing device on
board, and also for having hull registration numbers
in the same color as the boat.
Sept. 28, Boarding. A 28-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a
written warning for not having the registration or a
sound-producing device on board.
Sept. 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an 18-foot power boat
sinking in Longboat Pass. A Coast Guard boat re-
sponded and assisted the owner in putting the boat
on the beach, bailing it out and the boat went on its
Sept. 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 27-foot power boat on
fire in Lemon Bay. A Coast Guard boat and a com-
mercial salvor responded. No one was injured in the
mishap, but the boat was destroyed.
Sept. 30, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in the Gulf. The operator received a written
warning for not having a throwable flotation device
and not having the hull registration numbers prop-
Center soccer schedule
11 to 13 year olds, game time is 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Oct. 15 Handy Trac System vs. Islander Bystander
Mon. Oct. 20 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Islander Bystander
Tues. Oct. 21 Island Pest Control vs. Handy Trac System
8 to 10 year olds
Wed. Oct. 15
Thurs. Oct. 16
Thurs. Oct. 16
Mon. Oct. 20
Tues. Oct. 21
5 to 7 year olds
Wed. Oct. 15
Thurs. Oct. 16
Thurs. Oct. 16
Mon. Oct. 20
Mon. Oct. 20
Island Animal Clinic vs. Ben Webb Landscaping
Mr. Bones vs. Ben Webb Landscaping
Air & Energy vs. Jessie's Island Store
Air & Energy vs. Mr. Bones
West Coast Cooling vs. Longboat Observer
Holmes Beach Mini Storage vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
Holmes Beach Mini Storage vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens
Galati Marine vs. Beach Bistro
B&M Heating & Cooling vs. Holmes Beach Mini Storage
Galati Maine vs. Ben Braxton C.P.A.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 15, 1997 N PAGE 23 l
Flounder fishing starting to flesh out
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Flounder fishing is starting to heat up, especially
in the Gulf just off the beaches. Backwater anglers are
still finding lots of redfish and snook, while offshore
fishers are bringing back snapper and mackerel. Oh,
and cobia are starting to show up.
Joseph at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
are finding snook fishing picking up. There are also
good reports of big flounder and redfish.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, expect to hook up
with snook or snapper.
Sue at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 100 head of Key West grunts and
black sea bass. The six-hour trips averaged 100 head of
sand perch, black sea bass and Key West grunts. The
nine-hour trips averaged 75 head of black grouper, red
grouper, mangrove snapper and lane snapper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II is catching 27-inch-long snook, 30-inch
reds and 22-inch trout. In the Gulf, he's putting his
charters onto Spanish mackerel, gag grouper, a few
mangrove snapper and flounder.
Capt. Jason Hensell and Capt. Kurt Morrison on
the Neva-Miss said cobia up to 28 pounds are coming
to the hook, as are some 12-pound red and gag grou-
per, mutton snapper and some five-foot-long brown
Capt. Tom Owen on the Predator I said he's find-
ing lots of flounder just off the beach in the Gulf.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
finding snook, redfish and trout for his charters.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are bringing back lots of keeper snook and find-
ing good-sized trout schooling near the mangroves.
Capt. Rick Gross said his best bet of the week is
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
FM Oct15 5:45 0.3 12:39 2.1 5:48 0.9
Oct16 12:02 2.3 6:31 0.1 1:35 2.0 6:17 1.1
Oct 17 12:30 2.4 7:17 -0.1 2:28 1.8 6:39 1.3
Oct 18 12:59 2.5 8:03 -0.1 3:26 1.7 7:04 1.3
Oct 19 1:35 2.5 8:52 -0.1 4:28 1.6 7:29 1.4
Oct20 2:13 2.4 9:44 0.0 5:38 1.5 8:04 1.4
Oct 21 3:00 2.3 10:43 0.2 7:10 1.5 8:56 1.4
LQ Oct22 3:56 2.2 11:48 0.3 8:16 1.6 10:45 1.5
SCortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
FULL DAY OR HALF DAY
Pleasure Cruises Egmont Excursions
Real fish at Rod and Reel
Donnv Freemon, 12, Corey Wells. 8, and Kenny
Rice, 8, had a lot to smile about while fishing at the
Rod and Reel Pier in Anna Maria a good catch of
mackerel and snapper.
snook, with some of the linesiders stretching to better
than 30 inches.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's putting his charters
onto reds, mangrove snapper and trout.
On my boat Magic we're catching lots and lots of
redfish right now, with almost all of them within the
slot limit. We're also catching a few keeper snook and
flounder are starting to get bigger.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's finding excellent red-
fish action with limit catches most trips. He's also find-
ing mackerel off the beaches, mostly during the morn-
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said last week's
winds hurt offshore anglers but backwater fishing is
red-hot right now, with excellent reports of snook, reds,
trout, flounder, mackerel, pompano, mangrove snapper
and a few cobia.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's finding nice-sized
Capt. Glenn Corder
31 ft. Bertram and
25 ft. Grady-White
More than 20 Years Experience
expands to Mexico
Mote Marine Laboratory is going interna-
tional in its shark research.
Thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Califor-
nia David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Mote
scientists will join three other teams to conduct a
two-year study of sharks and rays in the Gulf of
California off the western Mexican coast.
"This project brings together an expert group
of shark researchers and students from the U.S. and
Mexico to study and help conserve Mexico's valu-
able marine resources," said Dr. Robert Hueter,
director of Mote's Center for Shark Research.
Hueter added that the study "will have inter-
national implications for the wise use of marine
resources, as well as our understanding of shark
and ray biology in the eastern Pacific region."
The teams will survey the.entire Gulf of Cali-
fornia coast and determine locations and catches of
coastal fishing communities as well as collect bio-
logical information on sharks and rays. The project
will also conduct a shark tagging program to study
shark nursery areas and the interchange of sharks
into and out of the Gulf of California.
Shark and ray fisheries are experiencing the
highest rate of reduction as a result of overfish-
ing in any time in history. Mexico is a major
shark fishing nation, and Mote scientists believe
that more shark tonnage is landed in the Gulf of
California than in any other Mexican region.
About 10 percent, or 3,100 metric tons, of
sharks have been recorded as fished in the Gulf
of California annually, with that figure believed
by some to be an underestimate.
The Packard donation is about 56 percent of
the needed revenue to fund the two-year project,
and matching funds are being solicited. For
more information, call 366-4441.
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Island property sales
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 43 Anna Maria
Island Club, a Gulffront 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1984, was sold 9/3/97, Vandevrede to Leibe,
for $240,000; list unknown.
317 Spring, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,352 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1988 on a 9,019 sf lot,
was sold 9/2/97, Frisco to Richardson, for $172,000;
3204 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1,476 sfla 5bed/2bath duplex built in 1969 on a
5,000 sf lot, was sold 9/2/97, Stepka to Nemetz, for
$124,000; list $128,000.
518 74th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1535 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1969 on a 12154 sf lot, was sold 9/3/97, Beland to
Buky, for $210,000; list unknown.
616 Rose, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,492 sfla
2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1994 on a 5,000 sf lot,
was sold 9/5/97, Mischker to Quam, for $207,000;
706 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground-level
1,412 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1967 on a
5.100 sf lot, was sold 9/2/97, Duncan to Libbee, for
$160,000; list unknown.
872 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, an elevated bay-
view 1,560 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1981
on a 5,100 sf lot, was sold 9/3/97, Albert to Doll, for
$210,000; list $219,000.
142 Crescent, Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,126
sfla 2bed/l&l/2bath/lcp home built in 1953 on a
12,876 sf lot, was sold 9/11/97, Dorholt to Powers,
for $150,000; list $155,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 166 Runaway
Bay, a 691 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1978, was
sold 9/9/97, Prengaman to Wolf, for $80,000; list
203 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,900 sfla 4bed/
2bath ground-level duplex built in 1972 on a 3,675
sf lot, was sold 9/9/97, Brown to Davis, for
$155,000; list $157,777.
720 Holly, Anna Maria, an elevated 2,019 sfla
5bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1996 on 50x105
lot, was sold 9/9/97, Smith to Staebler, for $280,000;
108 3rd St North, Bradenton Beach, a ground-
level 1,364 sfla 4bed/2bath home built in 1952 on a
5,150 sf lot, was sold 9/18/97, Carr Property to
Pallone, for $140,000; list $147,900.
116 Maple, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,288 sfla
3bed/2bath/3cp home built in 1983 on a 50x100 lot,
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was sold 9/17/97, Holley to Ritter, for $255,000; list
222 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a 4,440 sf ca-
nal lot, was sold 9/15/97, Britt, Smith, Anderson to
Stockmaster, for $100,000; list unknown.
2812 Avenue B, Holmes Beach, a 1,080 sfla
2bed/2bath home built in 1975 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 9/15/97, Schneider to Davidson, for $110,000;
3705 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 116 Sunbow
Bay 3, a 1,247 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980,
was sold 9/17/97, California Homebuyers Insurance
to Taylor, for $81,900; list unknown.
401 Alamanda, Anna Maria, a ground-level
1301 sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1975 on a 7,085
sf lot, was sold 9/15/97, Conway to Woods to Smith,
for $138,000; list unknown.
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 104 Martinique
North, a Gulffront 722 sfla lbed/l&l/2bath condo
built in 1971, was sold 9/18/97, Gilpin to Grigsby,
for $129,000; list $139,000.
8021 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated
canalfront 2,396 sfla 4bed/2&l/2bath/2cp/pool
home built in 1989 on a 77x139x69x158 lot, was
sold 9/19/97, Collins to Pfneudl, for $530,000; list
810 S Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a ground-level
bayfront 1,352 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1940 on a 116x195 lot, was sold 9/16/97, Rossi to
Wilbert, for $395,000: list $399,000.
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taking part in
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key busi-
nesses are featured in the Superior Small Lodgings
Program being inaugurated in the area.
Sponsored by the Bradenton Area Convention
'& Visitors Bureau, the program "is designed to
showcase the destination's many excellent proper-
ties which feature 50 units or less."
The bureau said a property must pass an in-
spection and receives benefits including listing in
the Visitors Guide, group purchasing programs,
and networking opportunities.
Properties joining the program include Bunga-
low Beach, Pelican Post Motel, Sand Pebble Re-
sort Apartments and Silver Surf, all in Bradenton
Beach; Island West, Palm Tree Villas and
Victoria's on the Gulf, Holmes Beach; and Holi-
day Beach Resort, Little Gull Cottages and Silver
Sands, Longboat Key.
Mar Vista Pub receives
Mar Vista Pub, Longboat Key, has been
awarded the Manatee Chamber of Commerce's
Image Manatee Beautification Award for the cat-
egory of small retailers.
Awards are given to businesses in one of nine
categories that display an exemplary job in their
landscaping, maintenance and overall community
Pup in a Tub, new dog
Pup in the Tub offers private bathing booths
for a do-it-yourself dog and cat wash or a full ser-
vice grooming service.
Owners Joanne and Ken Panciocco also offer
a full array of all-natural health products for dogs
Pup in the Tub is located at 7338 Cortez Road,
Bradenton, between Winn-Dixie and Planet Fun.
Call 761-WOOF, for more information.
Garden center to open
Everything Under the Sun Garden Center in
Holmes Beach has closed to prepare to open a
farmers' market and general store in mid-October.
The market and store will offer everything
from Florida citrus and produce to fresh-cut flow-
ers and herbs.
Announcement of the grand opening at 5704
Marina Drive will be made soon.
as specialist in
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Douglass & Kirkland, P.A., was recently certified
by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the area of
city, county and local government law.
Dye represents public and private clients in
local government and regulatory areas and is city
attorney for Anna Maria City.
Good Earth opens third
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2BA family Island home on large corner lot
close to canal. Priced to sell at $157,500!
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Magnificent bayfront residence with spectacular views. This quality crafted home
features 3BR/2.5BA with greatroom, large eat-in kitchen, separate formal dining and
living rooms, an outstanding master bedroom and bath overlooking the bay. 10' high
ceilings, oak flooring and custom moldings throughout. Included are spacious deck
areas, heated pool, deep-water dock and four-car + garage. Offered at $695,000.
Call David Moynihan, 778-7976 eves.
ANNA MARIA CITY Quality built 3BR/2BA
residence in city of Anna Maria with
greatroom design, vaulted ceilings, skylight
and walking distance to beach. Offered at
$229,500. Call David Moynihan 778-2246 or
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SUNSET TERRACE CONDO Direct Gulffront
condo with great views and wide, sandy walk-
ing beach. Modern, well-maintained structure
with pool, covered parking, storage room and
excellent rental opportunity. Turnkey fumished.
Call Gail Gwynne 778-2246 or 761-8080.
ISLAND VILLAGE CONDO Excellent Island
complex with two pools, tennis, covered park-
ing and short walk to prime beach. Spacious
2BR/2BA open-floor plan, large screened
porch and extra storage. $116,500. David
Moynihan 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
SEASIDE GARDENS Just listed waterfront
1 or 2BR/2BA with boat dock and patio.
Beautiful water views from this end unit.
$102,000. Call Gail Gwynne 778-2246 or
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RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MGMT.
NEAT AS A PIN
condo near MCC and
Children and pets are
O.K. here. Only
$59,900. Call Sandy
CONVENIENT TO EVERYTHING Spotless west side
3BR/2BA with plenty of room for a pool. Priced well be-
low $100,000. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner
Buying or Selling WaterfrontProperty?
$9,000,000 in closed transactions gives
us the experience you need to put more
money in your pocket. Call the experts.
DON and KAREN SCHRODER
BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 3BR/3.5BA bayfront
home. Spacious split plan includes two master suites.
Pool. Dock and boatlift. $619,000. Call Karen Schroder.
MAGNIFICENT LAKE VIEW! Large 2BR/2BA split-plan
home. Spacious kitchen, dining room, fireplace. Furnish-
ings negotiable. $99,900. Call Don Schroder.
IT'S PERFECT! 2BR/2BA condo lovingly cared for.
Many custom upgrades. Garden view from enclosed
lanai (could be Florida/guest room). Easy walk to beach.
Quiet complex. $119,900. Yvonne Higgins.
*Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
Wedebroc leal Company
matching p .-plAi erties since 1949
Feels like home when you enter the foyer.
Beautiful wood everywhere, brick fireplace and
generous sized rooms. Large lot for the island.
* Key Royale 3BR/2BA
* Gulf Horizons 1BR/1BA furn
"Personalized, Not Franchised"
Julie Gilstrap Property Manager
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
"Summer Joy" ... Direct Gulffront home in
Anna Maria beautifully restored to capture
the distinctive feel of a true beach getaway
cottage ... Designer decorated interior with
fun and tranquillity in mind ... Great room
overlooks the endless open waters of the
Gulf of Mexico and natural sea oats ...
Wooden deck is perfect for sunset watching
or relaxing Sunday brunches while listening
to the waves crash over the miles of white,
sandy beach ... Truly a unique home that
must be seen to be appreciated many spe-
cial extra features!
Call Island Real Estate for an
appointment today, 778-6066.
Offered at $569,500.
Visit us at our web site: http://www.islandreal.com
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A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car,
3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including caged
pool. Next to but not on a canal. Owner
anxious. $255,000 Now $229,000.
r Jm Doug Dowling Realty
PALMA SOLA 3BR/2BA, pool, half 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.
ANNA MARIA STEPS TO GULF BEACH Charming two-
story 4BR/3BA. Gulf view, four screened porches, Gulf
breezes. All for $350,000.
MORTON GROVE CONDO 2BR/2BA. $69,000.
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
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
Karin Stephan WPR'
Fax: 941- 778-3035
All my listings can be seen on the world wide web.
Condo / beautiful bay view $850wk
Gulf view condo w/pool $750wk
Gulf view luxury condo w/pool $900wk
Townhouse w/pool $600wk
Condo $800mth for summer
Executive pool home $2500mth
Home steps to the beach $900wk
Bradenton Beach apt. w/Jacuzzi $500wk
JUST LISTED RIDGEWOOD OAKS Spacious 2BR/2BA
with 20x20 carport and 20x26 shed with shower. Wonderful
eat-in kitchen with island, formal dining room, family room. On
second largest lot in Ridgewood Oaks. 55+ gated commu-
nity features tennis, heated pool, clubhouse, and shuffle
board courts. $94,500. Call Carol Heinze 778-7246. #25150.
GOLF COMMUNITY Near beaches. END unit, 2-3 BR/2BA.
Active community offering golf, tennis, woodworking, ceram-
ics and exercise room. Very private setting. Call Karen or Bob
Lohse 795-5336 ext. 204. Now priced at $119,000. #22745.
SUNBATHER'S DELIGHT Enjoy many days of sun in this
elegant 3BR/2BA executive home from the private sunbath-
ing court off the main bedroom. This wonderful home also
comes with cathedral ceilings, a brick fireplace and screened
lanai. Seller will entertain offers between $170,000-$210,000.
Call Don Pampuch eves. 778-3111. #21844.
Carol S. Heinze
SAN REMO SHORES 3BR/2BA home
located on a deep-water canal. In-
cludes boat dock and davits plus in-
ground pool with solar heat and wood-
burning fireplace. #24264. $195,000.
CANALFRONT Tender loving care re-
flects throughout this 2BR/2BA home
with flowing floor plan, formal dining
room, eat-in kitchen and lanai.
IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/2BA condo
turnkey furnished with a bayview,
heated pool, clubhouse and private
fishing dock. $94,900. #CH20338.
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more rental vacation requests dAaly than units
avaibrtlle. If you have ever con.Is tee re. ntLnog your
isla~v property, call us and see the dference
professLona.l property lmactagement with k. touch of
"Soutlernv Hospltality" can make!
Visit us at our web site: http://www.islandreal.com
[1 MLS I i-so 1-800-86s-o800
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
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CUSTOM WATERBED King soft-sided waveless,
mirrored headboard with lights and storage, extras.
Like new. $250 OBO. Call Mr. Bill at 778-1110.
COFFEE TABLE $80, end table $35, typewriter $30,
dining room table with leaf $100, Kirby vacuum
cleaner $250, velveteen chair $35, Oriental rug $30.
WEIDER HOME GYM ($575 new) $250. Healthrider
($500 new) $250. Navy couch $65. All excellent con-
dition. 778-6975, leave message.
WEB TV $89 after $100 rebate. Limited time offer,
don't let the information highway pass you by! 779-
2276 for information.
CARPET AND PAD 12x17. One-year old, neutral
color, bound two sides, excellent condition. $100.
Also TV stand, water softener, microwave stand.
DO YOU WEAR SIZE 91/2N shoe? Foot operations
force sale of 26 pairs of new and slightly worn low-
heel SAS, Easy Street, Magdesians. $2-$10 pair. Buy
all for $100. Call 778-2728.
KITCHEN FIXTURES wall/floor cabinets, counter
tops, sink $250. Carpet, 70 sq. yd., blue/green $250.
TANDEM BIKE great for beach $35. Call 778-2609.
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) includ-
ing 2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver.
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
headboards, daybeds Futoni and mattress $189.
Sleeper sofa frem $299. Dinettes from $199. Fac-
tory-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
Corte~z4d.(next to Eckerds). 753-1007. We also
supply hotels-andd-otels at wholesale prices.
FRAN AXON FRANMAXO
OLYMPIA XL501 ELECTRONIC typewriter, like new
$25. 4 ft. and 8 ft. sliders, like new $25 each. O'Brien
water skis $35. 9 ft. vertical blinds $10. Executive
desk and credenza $25 each. Westinghouse refrig-
erator with ice maker $50. Stove with overhead micro-
wave $50. 778-8225.
TAN DOUBLE RECLINER good condition $150. 30"
riding lawn mower, needs work $50.778-5405 anytime.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Oct. 18, 8-? Exercise machines
(stepper, ski, rowing), vehicle carrier top, clothes,
miscellaneous. 501 68th Street, Holmes Beach.
DESIGNER FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES Sat.
& Sun., Oct. 18 & 19, 8-2. Antique-folding screen, Ori-
ental open-work headboard, chests, desk, bureau,
linen press, chaise, lamps, mirrors, antiques, glass-
ware, kitchen items, tools, more. 723 Key Royale
Drive, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun., Oct. 18 & 19, 8-? Every-
thing must go. King-size waterbed with headboard/
double drawers, dining room set, antiques, books,
household, collectibles, clothes size 3-5-7, shoes size
5, lots of everything. 7th Street and Gulf Dr.,
TREASURE SALE Multi-family sale Sat. only, Oct.
18, 8-? Ethan Allen, wicker, wrought iron, much more.
420 Alamanda Rd., Anna Maria (corner of Gladiolus).
ESTATE SALE Fri. & Sat., Oct. 17 & 18, 9-5. 518 71st
Street, Holmes Beach (off Marina Dr.).
ROSER CHURCH GUILD Thrift Shop. Open Tues.,
Thurs., Sat. through Oct., 9-12. Clothes, linens, mis-
cellaneous. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
FOUND YOUNG BLACK CAT with blue flea collar,
5300 Gulf Dr. area. Please call 778-1989 to claim or
to offer a good home.
Oeqj SyW/IPsastaW e, & ae
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
NORTH POINT HARBOUR HIDEAWAY!
This gracious 3 bedroom, 2 bath canalfront beauty
features a spacious U-shaped floor plan encircling
a tiled, screened lanai with arboretum, Amenities
include ceramic-tiled floors, vaulted ceilings with
fans, European cabinetry, many French doors,
boat dock on deep seawalled canal with direct Gulf
and bay access, plus double-car garage, sprinkler
system, and nearby community swimming pool
and tennis court. Turnkey furnished. A super buy
at only $379,000!
Own one of the most spacious duplexes on Anna
Maria! Perfect setup to live in one half and rent the
other. Both units have three bedrooms and are
conveniently located in the heart of Holmes Beach.
Priced lower than comparable sales to allow for
needed improvements. $169,900.
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Gullford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Susanne Kasten ... 953-3584 Sherry Sasser ... 778-1820
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NEW FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
(turn south two blocks). Call for daily specials. 798-
9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
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.
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978.
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. House calls We
come to you cats or dogs Island only. 778-1012.
"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.
KITTY SITTER SERVICE in your home. Excellent
references. Call Peachi 779-1043. Dogs accepted
1985 HONDA CIVIC WAGON Great car! Bought from
first and only owner. Meticulously cared for. $2,000
This lovingly cared for home offers great views of
Tampa Bay. Wonderful north end location of upscale
homes. 2BR/2BA with large garage and workshop.
This home is a "must see" for the serious buyer. Won't
last long at just $204,000.
This special lot is "tucked away" on the north end of the
Island just steps to Bean Point. Direct beach access
across the street allows for incredible bay views. Don't
miss this great opportunity to own a piece of the Island!
Offered at just $134,500.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive' PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
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1975 MERCURY MONTEGO MX 4-door hard top,
43,000 miles. Power steering, brakes, windows. A/C.
Excellent condition, garage kept, original owner.
$1,500 OBO. 778-2609.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in 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.
LANDAY PONTOON BOAT 18 ft., 40 hp, Yamaha en-
gine, depth finder, 18 months. $7,500. Call 778-0166.
1988 SPORTCRAFT 25' center console, 350
Mercruiser, Alpha I outdrive, bottom paint. Big off-
shore boat. Boat/car trades welcome. $9,995. Call
1995 SEADOO XP like new, hardly used. Includes
one-year warranty, two Seadoo life jackets, trailer,
three cases of oil, gas can, inner tube. Must sell.
$4,500 OBO. Call (941) 730-7152.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting ap-
plications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
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.
YOUNGSTER NEEDED to pull weeds at residence
in Bradenton Beach a couple of days a week. $5
hour. Call 798-9099.
SALES HELP four days a week Saturdays a must.
Personality plus experience in women's wear. Call
Linda at Mister Roberts Shop, 9:30-5:30, Mon.-Fri.
6 "WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
We offer all types of mortgages: I I can make your island
* Home Improvement Fannie Mae dreams come true.
* Debt Consolidation *Refinanced ED OLIVEIRA
S1st or 2nd Cash-out ED OLIVEIRA
* Jumbos, $125s Commercial Loans REALTOR
* Foreign National WAGNER REALTY
Good Bad Credit -- Soales & Rentals Sinte 1939
Low Rates and Hassle Free a- f 2217 Gulf Drive North
Call Robert Brdenon Beach, FL 342 17
779-9559 or 888-451-5363 778-2246 Office
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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
Duplex with annual tenants. Updated, fenced
rear yard, well landscaped. Good investment
with solid income. $195,000. MLS 25144. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.
* 3BR/3BA Canal home............... $375,000
* 3BR/2BA Family home............. $169,900
* 3BR/2BA Elevated home .........$175,000
* Waterway 3BR/2BA................... $159,900
* Anna Maria Island Club ............ $255,000
* 3BR/2BA Home ............................. $1,275
* Holmes Beach duplex ..................... $700
HOLMES BEACH FOURPLEX
Four 2BR/1BA apartments in two duplexes.
Only one block from beach. Rented to annual
tenants. Good income! $350,000 MLS 25146. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.
* Office Building Holmes Beach $310,000
* Six-Unit Resort ..................... $398,000
* Warehouse Downtown Palmetto
12,000 sq. ft. ................................. $250,000
* Motel: 10 Units, north Holmes Beach
* Lot: Three + Acres, next to DeSoto Mall
* Income: Four Units ...................... $99,000
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217,
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.
EXPERIENCED DELI PERSON New business. De-
pendable, motivated. 110 Bridge St. Contact Glenda,
778-9368, leave message. All calls returned.
WAITRESS WANTED full/part time. Call Tip of the Is-
land at 778-3909.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
Cedar Cove Motel
* Directly on the Gulf of Mexico (100' x 360' deep)
* 13 fully equipped, air conditioned units with phones and cable TV.
4 2 bedroom apartments with full kitchens
7 1 bedroom apartments with full kitchens
2 motel rooms
Laundry facilities, palm cabanas, barbecue grills, private sundecks.
Lush, tropical landscaping
and old charm, powder t, M ike
white sandy beatio- Norm an
S Well established. .
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Office: (941) 778-6696 (800)367-1617
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
You can keep up on
real estate activity with
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and more. Call (941)
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5404 Marina Dr.,
RARE GULFVIEW DUPLEX
One of very few duplexes in Anna Maria City with
great Gulfview! Only 150 ft. to choice beach offering
3BR/2BA first floor and 2BR/2BA second floor. Good
income property or possibility to convert to single
family. Call today! $419,500.
ARIE 19t57 LC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY "OKER
"We ARE the Island.
9805 Gulf Drlve PO Box 835 AlnnI Marln, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
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HOE HALHCAE ERICSCotnud. ES-CNRO
QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH aide experienced in
tender care. 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.
Protect your investment. Call Damon at 320-5662.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Also repairs
and remodel. Island Check-A-Home at 778-3089.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL 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
Robert for appointilent 749-7944.
NEED A COMPANION to do your errands, doc-
tors, shopping, etc. TLC. Call Ann, 778-7637. Ref-
P&K CLEANING SERVICE Free estimates, experi-
enced, personalized customer service. Pat Cantwell
792-0478 or Kitty Frost 792-5383.
CNA PART TIME, 3 days per week, 9am 3pm.
Phone (941) 722-7148.
DESIGNATED DRIVER Let me drive you to movies,
meetings, anywhere you wish to go. R.N. will take you
stepping out, shopping (food wise or otherwise) or go
for you love to shop. Hourly rate, no minimum hours.
Good company, loyal, trustworthy. Don't be lonely, I
will take you where you want to go. 798-9195.
EXPERIENCED, COMPASSIONATE male senior
citizen will work as part-time companion/caregiver,
driver, shopper. 779-1043.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Residential, commercial, homes, condos,
rentals, offices. Get ready for season. Deep clean-
ing and windows. Beverly 778-1945.
CREDIT SERVICES Auto loans, credit repairs, per-
sonal loans. Bad credit, no problem! We sill sell your
car or truck for you. Call 952-5223.
MOVING FROM FL, PA, IL, IN, MI, OH and any
states between. Leave the work to us. Call for free
estimate. (800) 654-6683.
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM Tampa any-
time. Call 778-7934.
HAND CANING Are your caned chair seats sagging
or missing the seat altogether? Call for an estimate
after 6pm, 778-6263.
I DO ODD JOBS $10 hr. Don't get your hands dirty,
I'm cheap. Call Mel at 778-7084..
ATTENTION CAR, BOAT, AIRCRAFT owners. Never
wax again! Protect your investment with an acrylic
polish. Warranties available. We're mobile. 778-5215.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
"GENTLE GARDNER" will weed, plant, manicure
and water your garden with gentle perfection. Call
Barbara at 778-6110.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULFFRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous
view, 2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. Good invest-
ment property. $590,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191
WATERFRONT. Owner updated thinking never to move again.
3BR/2B, formal living/dining room, enclosed Florida room, atrium
lanai, ceramic tile floors, fireplace. Dock with electric, water and
lift. $189,900. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R22757
MANATEE RIVERFRONT. Unparalleled
waterviews from every room. Renovated
from the foundation up, 4BR/3.5B. Tradi-
tional residence and fine appointments.
New dock. $469,900. Barry and Kimberly
Charles, 795-1273. R22176
CUSTOM CANALFRONT POOL HOME.
4BR/3.5B, new master suite, family
room, laundry. Open kitchen, two lanais,
caged pool. Protected deep-water dock.
$410,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R21046
AFFORDABLE LAKEFRONT HOME.
2BR/2B, greatroom, tile, carpet, white-
on-white kitchen. Two-car garage, lanai.
Located close to 1-75. $124,900.
Jeanette Rampone, 747-3364. R66979
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
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.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
EUROPEAN HOUSE PAINTING interior/exterior.
$35 average size room. Free estimates. Call Tom,
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years expe-
rience self-employed in the construction trade. I am
handy to have around. 778-1110.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND. Walk to beach. Loaded with poten-
tial build-up for bay view. Home with two entrances, two
kitchens, two baths. Ideal for first time buyer. $135,000. Fay
Edwards. 778-0015. R23372
SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT ESTATE. 4BR/4B, gourmet
kitchen, fireplace. Elegant and spacious. Water views from all
rooms. Dock and davits on sailboat water. $895,000. Hal
Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319
WATERFRONT LOT on Palma Sola Bay.
Large lot with Riparian rights. Watch sun-
sets with full water view. Fabulous location.
$200,000. Kathleen Slayter, 792-8826 or
Janet Bellingar, 747-4543. L21782
Available properties by the week
or by the month from Anna Maria
Island to Venice. Call one of our
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Anna Maria Island Centre Shops
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED 2BR/2.5B
townhouse near shopping, schools and
golf course. Desirable end unit with
wooded view. Three pools, tennis and
clubhouse. $58,000. Bob Burnett,
UPDATED 3BR/2B home with guest
house. Tile throughout, fireplace, new
kitchen cabinets. $64,500. Van
Bourgois, 761-0273. R23396
WEST GLENN. Great value, 4BR/2.5B,
cathedral ceiling, large master bed-
room, bright and light. Screened porch,
lanai. $135,900. Van Bourgois,
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15202 Waterline Road, Bradenton ......... $259,000
Country-style two-story home, 3BR/3BA, beautifully
decorated. Located on partially wooded five acre lot
with stable, workout corral, two ponds. Call Carla Price
609 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach....... $210,000
Immaculate 2BR/2BA home with family room and
large, caged pool. Beautifully landscaped. Great view!
Call Clark Williams 778-1718 eves.
211 71st St., Holmes Beach..................$133,900
Good investment on this 1BR/1BA each side Holmes
Beach duplex. Nicely maintained with newly painted
exterior. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
2016 91st St. N.W., Bradenton ...............$314,000
Mango Park. Custom-built pool home. 3-4BR/3.5BA,
12-foot ceilings, Corian countertops, ceramic tile floors.
Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
635 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach.......... $280,000
3BR/3BA home located one lot off Key Royale Pass.
Oversized double garage, sprinkler system, boat dock.
Call Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
516 72nd St., Holmes Beach ................... $295,000
3BR/3BA canalfront home with dock, lots of tile, new
kitchen with breakfast bar, more than 950 sq. ft. of
decking, outdoor shower. Call Judy Duncan 778-1589
516 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach ....... $249,500
Beautifully-maintained 3BR/2BA canalfront home.
Split-design, updated appliances, carpet and vinyl.
Dock with water and electric.. Call Susan Hatch 778-
712 Estuary, Bradenton .......................... $127,000
Perico Bay Club. 2BR/2BA condo overlooking wildlife
sanctuary. Second-floor unit turnkey furnished and
minutes from the beach. Call Dick Rowse 778-2003
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
AVAILABLE OCT., NOV., DEC. 1BR/1BA turnkey-
furnished apartment, one block to beaches and
shopping. $300 wk. includes telephone and cable
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)
ANNA MARIA 5BR/5BA canal estate, two blocks
from beach. Business groups, family reunions, wed-
ding parties. First-class amenities, brochure. 779-
BRADENTON BEACH GULFFRONT 1BR/1BA fur-
nished. Water included. No pets. $650 mo. (813)
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.
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.
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.
200 STEPS TO GULF 2BR/2BA ground-level avail-
able Nov. 1 May. 1. No smokers. Security deposit
required. (813) 961-6992.
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.
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 BEACHFRONT GULFVIEWS exclusive
area, unique home. 3BR/2BA, top master's suite,
beautifully furnished. $3,000 mo., $1,200 wk., nightly
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 furnished. $1,600 mo. 778-6050, leave message.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR ex-
cellent location, all new furnishings. Totally equipped;
phone, cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel, fish at your
front door. Walk to local shops, restaurants. $69 day,
$450 wk., $1,600 mo. (941) 778-1322. Fall rates.
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.
ROOMMATE M/F to share 2BR/1BA beachfront
condo, first-floor on sand with 38-year old registered
nurse. $400 mo. annual plus 1/2 utilities. Smokers
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.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 1BR/1BA apartment across
street from beach in Holmes Beach. Freshly painted,
new vinyl in kitchen and bath. $450 mo. plus utilities.
No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate (941) 778-
2307 for further information.
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.
PRIVATE BEACH Gulffront, furnished 1BR/1BA.
Available through Dec. 15. $500 mo. includes all utili-
ties. No pets. 778-1086.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Newly furnished and
remodeled 1BR/1BA plus patio. $575 mo. includes
utilities and cable. Steps to beach. 778-8251.
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
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED DUPLEX 2BR/2BA with
enclosed garage. Small pet OK. $775 mo. Call Island
Real Estate 778-6066.
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ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT on North Shore Dr.
Nicely furnished 3BR/2BA house, fully equipped
kitchen, large living and dining room, screened porch
and laundry room. Available Dec. through Mar.
$2,500 mo. plus utilities. Telephone (941) 778-2541
or (813) 752-4235.
ANNUAL VERY ATTRACTIVE quality home, north
end of Anna Maria. All new kitchen appliances, new
central A/C, washer/dryer hookup, lots of storage.
2BR, available Nov. 1. $900 mo. plus utilities. Drive
by 142 Crescent Dr. and call Carol at Green Real
HOLMES BEACH Pirate's Den 1BR/1BA apartment
still available for 1997-98 season. Immaculate, turn-
key furnished, stone's throw to beach. 778-4368.
CUTE COTTAGE 2BR/1BA fully furnished. Available
now for minimum 6 months. $1,200 mo. 111 4th
Street South, Bradenton Beach. 778-6858.
ANNA MARIA HOME steps from the Gulf. 2BR/2BA,
Florida room, all amenities. No pets please. Nov.
through Apr. (941) 792-8340.
CLEAN, ROOMY BEACH HOUSE Short walk from
beach. Available Nov. 15 Jan. 15, possibly longer.
Call 778-4281 day or night. $850 mo./$300 wk.
AVAILABLE JAN. MAY 2BR/2BA house. Carport,
laundry, nicely decorated, fully equipped, close to
beach. No smokers/pets. $1,,500 mo. (813) 643-3818.
SEASONAL/VACATION Island condos, houses,
apartments, Bradenton house with pool. Annual:
Peridia. T Dolly Young & Associates 778-0807.,
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL unfurnished condo.
2BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookup, large storage room,
under-cover parking, Gulfview. Available Nov. 1.
$775 + utilities. 778-3427.
LBK BEACH HARBOR Club Bayview 2BR/2BA .
washer/dryer in apartment, lovely window treatments,
tile floors, fans throughout, covered parking, secure
building. $1,000 mo. Available Doo. i. call 387-8151.
JANUARY-1998 North Beach Village 3BR/2BA fur-
nished. $2,400. Excalibur Realty 792-5566.
VACATION RENTALS TOWNHOUSES. Holmes
Reach 2BR/2.5BA, pool, across from beach, car-
port. --,.wk., $1,475 mo. Also available week-
ends. 792-6029. ---,
NEAR ANNA MARIA CITY Fishing Pier. Nice 2BR
cottage, fully furnished. Six months at $1,100 mo.,
three months at $1,300 mo. 779-2143.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED DUPLEX 2BR/1BA.
Small pet OK. washer and dryer. $650 mo. Call Is-
land Real Estate 778-6066.
GULFFRONT SINGLE FAMILY home available
Jan., Feb. and Mar. $3,800 mo. Call Island Real
CANAL HOUSE FOR LEASE 3BR/3BA, large lot.
$1,200 mo. Call 778-0547.
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.
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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.
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.
ROYAL PALM VILLA 2BR/2BA within walking dis-
tance to Asolo, USF, Ringling. Large screened lanai.
Seller to provide Homeowner Warranty. $49,500.
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 mas-
ter bedroom closet. $106,900. 798-3517.
FREE REPORT How To Save Thousands Of Dollars
When Buying A Home. 24-hour hotline 792-6475.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT by owner. 2BR/2BA,
screened room, covered patio, garage, boat/RV pad,
dock, large lot, bayview. $185,000. (813) 596-3265.
MOBILE HOME WITH OWNED land on Palma Sola
Bay. 1 BR/1BA, roof over, carport, washer/dryer, stor-
age. 3619 116th St. W. (941) 794-2387.
BY OWNER Ground-level 3BR/2BA house, 100
yards to beach. Large lanai with spa, tropical duplex
lot, mother-in-law apartment. $210,000 ($18,000)
below appraised value). 206 69th Street. 778-0103.
3BR/2BA CANALFRONT home with boat slip and
RV parking. 2712 Avenue B. 778-6387. $150,000
VILLAGE GREEN HOUSE Bradenton 4BR/2BA split,
tile roof, caged pool, lawn sprinklers, on golf course. No
flood insurance! $139,000 by owner. 794-2988.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA Florida roorn, one-car
garage, tile roof, boat slip included. $164,,900 by
original owner. 778-2609.
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37 Snake sound
39 Calendar abbr.
40 Can-opening aid
42 Ticket info,
45 Jewish pledge of
47 They're on a
51 Medium pace
52 Usethe spade
55 Fan sound
57 Not alfresco
58 Transferred the
59 Bean counters
67 Order to a cue
89 Prescription for
91 40's-50's music
92 Showing a lot of
98 Rock climber
100 Open a package,
107 Primes the pot
110 Sonar signal
113 It's east of the
115 It fits under a
117 Nabokov novel
118 End amount
119 BigTen inits.
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74 1986 Starship hit
77 Recover from a
81 Knight's fair
82 Off the mark
87 Fountain treat
88 Not backing