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Complex bids come in higher than expected
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Commissioners got a jolt Friday
when they opened bids for a new city complex that
ranged from $1,614,000 to $1,839,700.
Base bids were $215,681 to $473.381 higher than
anticipated. Options in the bids included metal and
shingle roofs, wood trusses, metal studs, aluminum
windows, automatic temperature control and lightning
The bidders were:
Jon J. Swift, Inc. $1,614,000.
Pat Cook Construction, Inc. $1,636,300
Westco Builders of Florida, Inc. $1,674.183.
Magnum Builders of Sarasota, Inc. -
Tri-Tech Construction and Design Co.. Inc. -
Creative Contractors, Inc. $1.839,568.
DeLesline Construction. Inc. $1,839,700.
In August, architect H. Patterson Fletcher had pre-
sented commissioners with two construction estimates
based on whether the roof was to be fiberglass shingles
or metal. The total with a shingle roof was $ 1.366,319.
The total with a metal roof was $1,398,319.
Other costs the commission must consider are fur-
nishings and equipment, impact fees, construction and
soil testing and reports, builder's risk insurance and fi-
The complex includes new offices for the city
administration and police and public works depart-
ments, a police garage and a 100-seat commission
chamber. The building site is near the Island Branch
Library. The building will straddle 58th Street, which
will be permanently closed, and face Marina Drive.
There will be parking in the front and rear.
The bids will be checked make sure they fulfill all
the requirements, and commissioners will discuss the
them in a November work session.
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Really scary, gruesome, grisly, frightful, morbid, fun
Tanner Pelkey, left, of Bradenton Beach and a second grader, donned cape and Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. The Haunted House is open again Friday and
hair gel to become the "Werewolf of the Castle" at the Anna Maria Elementary Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. I, starting at 7p.m. with a $2 admission fee. Read-
School Fall Festival and Parade last Saturday. These other grisly creatures turn mission if you dare is $1. This gruesome, scary adventure could due with a
up in frightful scenes at the Haunted House. presented with an extra dose of terror disclaimer for wimps and small children. Discretion is advised. It's really scary!
by the Anna Maria Fire & Rescue Volunteers, at the volunteer firehouse, 105 Islander Photos: .Jo Courtner and Edna Tiemann
Holmes Beach chicken owners to fight code violation
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach residents Tom and Sabine Buehler,
owners of two pet chickens, have retained attorney
Richard Carter to fight a city order to remove the chick-
ens by Oct. 29.
The order is the latest chapter in the summer long-
controversy over the chickens. The problem began
when several residents complained about the chickens,
and Mayor Bob VanWagoner ruled that the chickens
were pets and could remain in the home.
Commissioners and residents questioned the
mayor's interpretation of the city's ordinance, which
prohibits "the raising of cows, chickens, pigs, horses or
any other items or fowl" but does not prohibit the keep-
ing of house pets, provided they don't become a pub-
In addition, City Attorney Patricia Petruff told
commissioners, "By precedent the code enforcement
board has determined that animals which are named in
the initial category including cows, chickens, pigs.
horses and other item or fowl are prohibited, regardless
of whether or not an individual claims that these types
of animals are house pets."
Commissioners then asked Petruff to draft a new
definition of pet to clarify the code. Last month, they
accepted Petruff's suggested definition and asked the
mayor to enforce it.
On Oct. 8, Code Enforcement Officer Bill
Saunders notified Larry .1. and Mary Jo Schwartz, the
owners of the property at 512 72nd Street rented by the
Buehlers. According to code enforcement regulations,
the property owner is responsible for any violations.
After verifying that the chickens were still on the
property, Saunders said the Schwartzes had 15 days
from the receipt of the notice "to cause the removal of
the chickens." If the chickens remain after that time,
Saunders said he will request a hearing before the code
Saunders received a copy of an Oct. 15 fax from
Bradenton Beach crosswalks to be studied again
By Paul Roat
Although they didn't get a unilateral "yes" to cross-
walks, Bradenton Beach residents did get a promise
Monday from Florida Department of Transportation
District Secretary David Twiddy that further study
would be done on the proposal.
Twiddy's assurance to the Island's Sarasota-Mana-
tee Metropolitan Planning Organization member
Chuck Shumard to review the crosswalk matter keeps
the issue alive. Another DOT official had all but killed
the proposal earlier this month.
"1 will go back and see if there is something we can
do to get what the city wants," Twiddy said.
Prompted by the Bradenton Beach Civic Associa-
tion, six painted crosswalks on Gulf Drive are being
proposed in the city.
As Lee Hornack, civic association president, has
put it, "The close calls are becoming numerous and a
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Larry Schwartz to the Buehlers that stated. "As you
know. I have been supportive of your desire to keep pet
chickens. It would seem: however, that the city has
made a final decision in support of the ordinance pro-
hibiting chickens. This being the case, I have no choice
but to request that you take immediate steps to remove
the chickens from my property."
Then on Oct. 22, Saunders received a letter from
Carter that said he is representing the Buehlers, who are
acting under tlie authority granted to them by the
Schwartzes, and they intend to appeal the city's inter-
pretation of the code.
On Oct. 24, Saunders notified Carter that his in-
volvement "does not stop or modify" the actions of the
code enforcement office and he will inspect the prop-
erty as scheduled.
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Those W ere the Days ............................... ... 7
Announcements .......................................... 8
Stir-it-up ........................................ 12
Streetlife ....................... ................ ...... 14
Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 16
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
OCTOBER 29, 1997
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Anna Maria city hall landscaping fait accompli?
By J.C. Higgins
Well, it's almost done, folks. Drop by Anna Maria
City Hall, walk on the meandering gravel paths, relax
on the benches and experience the expanse of lawn and
patches of native flora.
The final step soon to be completed is the memo-
rial to Mary Ross, former commissioner, which is al-
ready laid out in a special area.
Mayor Chuck Shumard has been on the work crew
for the site preparation.
"We thought the project would run about $1,000,"
Shumard commented, "but it's coming in much lower
than that. Outside of five pallets of sod at $88 a pallet,
and a few new sprinkler heads, the rest has just been
our manual labor. That is the total cost, except for the
plaque for the Mary Ross memorial, which will be
"You know, the landscaping is attractive and an
asset to our community," said Commissioner Elaine
Burkly. "It's just a shame that controversies arise since
it appears to many citizens that it's 'un fait accompli'
at city hall. Citizens often feel that their positions are
being ignored on community issues. It's really not what
is being done but how it's done that bothers them. It
sometimes seems like decisions are actually made be-
fore decisions are made." Burkly added, "This is just
one of several issues that have irritated the citizens over
the past several months."
The landscaping is getting favorable comments
made to benefit
Island philanthropist Charles Lester has made
a $25,000 challenge to the Island community to
benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Lester will match buck for buck, up to
$25,000, donations made by individuals to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center Inc. En-
dowment Trust between Saturday, Nov. 1, to
Wednesday, Dec. 31.
The Center, like many organizations, works
with a fluctuating cash flow. The endowment trust
was established in 1994 to ensure stable funding.
Gifts to the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter Endowment Trust are held under perpetual trust,
which prohibits the expenditure of the principal in-
vestment. The interest income paid to the organiza-
tion results in stability in both programs and staff.
.The Center provides critical human services
and provided over 1.5 million hours of service to
over 3,400 Island residents last year.
Donations to the trust are tax deductible. Make
your check payable to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Endowment Trust, P.O. Box
253, Anna Maria City, FL 34216.
study again in
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fatal accident is just waiting to happen."
The proposal calls for the crosswalks to be installed
at Ninth Street North, Cortez Road, Second Street
North, 27th Street, 1 Ith Street North and at the north
boat ramp by Coquina Beach.
DOT District Traffic Operations Engineer J.R.
Lovell looked into the matter already and said, "we
would not be favorable to placement of any crosswalks
along this section of Gulf Drive.
"In addition, on this section of two-lane roadway,
every additional impediment to the flow of traffic in-
troduced opportunities for rear end crashes and general
disruption of traffic," Lovell continued. "The painted
crosswalks could create more problems than they
"All we're talking about is some paint on the pave-
ment and some signs," Manatee County Commissioner
Joe McClash said. "I think we need a little better co-
operation with the DOT traffic operations people."
The new front yard at city hall, with Bermuda grass and winding gravel paths. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
from the audiences attending the Island Players perfor- summer when he ordered city crews to remove a swath
mances as well. of native landscaping that volunteers had been tending
Shumard drew heat from some citizens earlier this for years.
Election results will be faster
with new voting system
By Pat Copeland
Election results in 20 minutes?
That's what Islanders can expect with the new
Accu-Vote 2000, says Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections Bob Sweat. The new ballot system purchased
by Manatee County includes a computer-programmed
ballot scanner that will not only issue results in minutes
but eliminate the long trip to town with the ballot
Sweat and his assistants have been previewing the
system throughout the county and recently brought it
to Bradenton Beach City Hall.
"If you're familiar with it, you feel comfortable
going to the polls," Sweat said.
The system will be used for the first time in the
Bradenton Beach and City of Bradenton elections on
Nov. 4. It includes a cardboard ballot with candidates'
names followed by ovals to fill in with a felt-tipped
pen. When the voter completes the ballot, it is inserted
into the Accu-Vote 2000 ballot box.
Each ballot is automatically scanned, counted and
scored by computer. Ballots with write-in candidates
are sorted and tabulated separately, as required by state
law. After the polls close, the ballot box is locked and
will not take any more votes.
Then with the push of a button, the results are tal-
lied and printed on a tape, similar to that of an adding
machine. Ballots are then locked into a security case
and taken to the county election office.
Results will also be available on the Internet. The
address is http://www.co.manatee.fl.us.
"The Manatee County system was almost 20 years
old," Sweat explained. "It was a great system under
certain circumstances but because of its age, the state
would no longer certify it."
Sweat and his assistants spent three years search-
ing for a new system before deciding on Accu-Vote
2000. He said his first priority was security.
"I wanted a paper trail and with this system we
have two the ballot and a tape that is generated at the
beginning and the end of the election," he continued.
"There is also a programmable memory disk which
gives us the ability to go back in and make sure the
election was done properly. The memory disk also has
a security lock which must be intact."
Sweat said the old system was not voter friendly
because it was confusing and cumbersome.
"We had this card that you slid up under the plas-
tic and slid the handle up and down and punched it,"
he said. "It was hard for many people, especially senior
citizens, to do. The print on the ballot cards was small
New county ballot system is
Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat explained the
county's new ballot system, Accu-Vote 2000, to
Bradenton Beach voters recently. The system will be
used for the first time in the city's Nov. 4 election.
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
and large elections sometimes required as many as six
The new system cost $763,900 plus the trade-in of
the old equipment, Sweat said. The county also saved
$80,000 by adapting the old voting booths.
Voters who would like to try the new system be-
fore election day can do so at the Manatee County Elec-
tion Office, 305 15th Street W., Bradenton. Sweat will
also make presentations to interested groups. Call 741-
3823 to make arrangements.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 29, 1997 M PAGE 3 P[
Agreement reached in boat-street problem
By Paul Roat
The trailers will continue to roll to the Bradenton
Beach Marina in the wake of a multi-part agreement
approved by city commissioners.
Marina owner Allan Bazzy complained several
weeks ago that the new streetscape design at First
Street North was hampering truck-trailer access to his
marina and requested the city look into fixing the prob-
lem. The dilemma came up when it was discovered that
the solution would have to involve an easement agree-
ment with Mark Post, owner of the Pelican Post Mo-
tel at First and Pine, and Post was reluctant to give up
part of his property without some hefty concessions.
After meetings between Post, the city attorney,
By Pat Copeland
After last week's story on the Key Royale
Bridge hit the stands, two transportation officials
called to correct what they said was erroneous in-
Both called into question the statement, "The
bridge which is scheduled for replacement by the
Florida Department of Transportation in 2004, is
termed 'structurally deficient' by the agency."
The information in question was included the
report made to the City of Holmes Beach by David
Volkert and Associates, the engineering firm re-
tained by the city to develop options for restoring
the bridge's integrity until replacement occurs.
Section 1, Project Overview states, "The
structure is currently classified 'structurally defi-
cient' with a sufficiency rating of 10.3 out of 100
by the FDOT. The bridge is posted for a maximum
live load of 21.3 tons. The Key Royale Bridge is
expected to be replaced in 2004."
Bazzy and the architects who had designed the street
improvement, Building Official Bill Sanders told com-
missioners an agreement had been reached.
"Mr. Post is willing to trade a 12-by-12 triangle at
the corner for city property between the sidewalk and
the right of way," Sanders said. "That will allow him
to put in a fence. He would also like a sign at Gulf
Drive and First Street North, similar to the one for the
Bradenton Beach Marina. I think it's a good deal for us
and Mr. Post it would give him land that we don't
have any need for."
Sanders said the cost of the revisions would be less
Vice Mayor Charlie Grace seemed to sum up the
"At the Dec. 11, 1996, public meeting on the
project... there was a definitive statement made by
the DOT representative that although design work
was expected to be completed in late 1997, right
of way and construction phases are not currently
funded in the department's five-year plan," said
Gene O'Dell, DOT spokesman.
"The bridge is not on the state system and
there are no funds projected for replacing the
current bridge," he continued. "If funds be-
come available, we will have a design which
we can use for the construction of a replace-
O'Dell said DOT's construction plan spans
from 1997-98 to 2001-02, and 2004 is not in the
"There is no date associated with the replace-
ment of this bridge, but it is on the state priority
list for the system," Bob Harrington, senior plan-
ner for the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization, said.
sentiments of the commission when he said, "If we're
doing this because we have restricted access, then it's
fine, but I want to make it clear that we are not going
to re-do this city street again. I don't believe we should
widen the roads every time somebody comes by with
a bigger truck."
Post's triangle of land at the corner will be trans-
fonred into a wide, reinforced sidewalk that may accom-
modate the big trailers towing the big boats to the marina.
Bazzy had originally used Third Street South as a
path to the marina for the big trailer-carrying boats,
which then proceeded north along Bay Drive. That
route became hampered with the small traffic circle at
Bridge Street and Bay Drive, so the trucks began using
First Street North and Pine Avenue. Then that route
became difficult to negotiate due to the curb and side-
walk configuration at the intersection.
Anna Maria City
11/3, 6:30 p.m., Board of Adjustment
11/4, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., City elections
11/6, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
10/30, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
11/3, 1 p.m., Police Retirement Board
11/4, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
11/5, Noon, Beautification Committee
11/3, 9 a.m., Island Flood Mitigation Com-
mittee, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
11/6, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner's forum on Island traffic
problems. Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive. Holmes Beach.
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Forum brings disparity, accord
among Bradenton Beach candidates
By Paul Roat
Although there were a few sparks, the level of de-
bate never really erupted into any political fireworks
during last week's Bradenton Beach candidates forum.
Mayoral candidates Connie Drescher and Walter
"Charlie" Grace were the only contenders who engaged
in any real sparring.
At one point, Drescher was explaining her top prior-
ity was providing access between citizens to the commis-
sion as well as access to the beaches and bay when she said
Grace had recused himself from voting on paving a
streetend adjacent to his bayfront house due to a possible
conflict of interest "and his wife then asked the city to
vacate the street." She maintained that public street ends
should be maintained and not vacated.
Grace fired back that the request was the right of
"any citizen and I did not abdicate my rights as a citi-
zen when I was elected."
Other than that brief exchange, the candidates for
commission were in general agreement on most issues.
Berneitta Kays, 75, who was the lone qualifier for
commissioner in Ward 3, began the forum, which was
sponsored by The Islander Bystander and the
Bradenton Beach Civic Association and moderated by
Islander Publisher Bonner Presswood.
"I will do the best I can as commissioner," Kays
told the 40 people who attended the forum. "I like
Bradenton Beach and I hope to see it grow."
Drescher, 58, said in her opening remarks she
would stress teamwork if elected as mayor. She advo-
cated community policing, where police would inter-
act more with residents. Drescher also said she wanted
more citizen involvement with city government.
She said her top priority if elected would be to
provide access. "It's too easy to say 'my door is al-
ways open' during a campaign, then shut it after you
"We are no longer the slum of the Island," she
said. "We are now looked WARD 2
up to and not looked
Grace, 71, said the
city needs leadership,
something he would pro-
vide if elected mayor. He
also advocated cleaner
streets and sidewalks in
the city and better com-
munity relations between
residents and the police.
He said his top priority Cloutman
if elected would be to pro-
vide leadership. "I will be available to find out what
you want and set forth programs to take care of the citi-
Ward I candidates
Bill Arnold, 68, stressed planning and schedul-
ing as needed tools for city government. He said he
wanted to encourage more citizen participation in
government, and offered thanks to the city's volun-
teers "volunteers just don't get the recognition
they deserve," he said.
He said his top priority if elected would be to con-
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tinue progress in the city as it has been in the past few
years, with better planning and scheduling.
Arnold is a member of the city's Board of Ad-
Dan Goodchild, 49, said if elected he would have
regular office hours three days a week at city hall. He said
he wanted to "improve services and lower taxes." He said
he favored expanding the city's bike paths, maintaining an
ambulance on the Island, procuring grants to allow people
to better protect their homes from storms and holding bi-
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TAX COLLECTION NOTICE
The 1997 Manatee County Tax Roll will be open for collection on November 1, 1997. The tax bills
will be mailed on October 31, 1997. Taxes to be collected are Real Estate, Special Assessments
and Tangible Personal Property. All taxes, City and County, assessed on the County Tax Rolls are
entitled to discount for early payment at the following rates:
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Payable without discount in March.
On April 1st, unpaid taxes become delinquent, and subject
to 3% interest and advertising.
Payments received after March 31st must be in the form of certified funds.
Taxes may be paid at any of the following locations,
Monday through Friday, during the office hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm:
1. Downtown Office, 415 10th Street West, Bradenton
2. Desoto Branch Office, 819 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton
3. Palmetto Branch Office, 1341 10th St. E., (Hwy 301 E.), Palmetto
4. Holmes Beach Branch Office, 3340 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach
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if an application is filed with the Tax Collector before May 1st.
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THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT APPLY TO THE 1997 TAXES.
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monthly work sessions for conmnissioners in addition to
the regular two meetings per month.
He said his top priority if elected would be to
"work with whoever is elected as mayor as a team."
Goodchild has served one year as commissioner
and has been on the city's Planning and Zoning Board.
Ward 2 candidates
Dick Cloutman, 69, said he was running for office
because he believed "we can pave the roads, expand the
sidewalks, install crosswalks and not have to raise
taxes. We are no longer the stepchild on the Island.
Everyone is now looking up to us. I believe we need to
work together as a team."
He said his top priority if elected would be to get
all the input from citizens that he could and "let me
know what your top priority is."
Cloutman is a member of the city's Planning and
Gail Cole. 68, said "citizen input is the most valu-
able tool to making decisions." He said if elected he
would implement a citizen revenue task force of resi-
dents, business people and commissioners to find
money for the city other than raising taxes. He sug-
gested an internet site as a possible means to raise
money as well as the city paying residents for recy-
clable goods and selling them at a profit.
He said his top priority if elected would be "to
make money for the city."
Cedrick Wilson, 32, said he was running for office
because citizens "had lost faith in some of the city com-
missioners. They lack leadership and have given up
their duties and responsibilities." He said an unad-
dressed problem in the city are the high number of ac-
cidents at the S-curves in the 2100 block of Gulf Drive,
something he pledged to work to correct. He also
stressed citizen involvement with city government.
He said his top priority if elected would be to con-
tinue beautification efforts in the city, including bike
paths and sidewalks.
Wilson is a member of the city's Planning and
Probably the greatest disparity between the candi-
dates came in regard to the subject of what to do with
the three erosion control groins in the Gulf off Cortez
Beach. Manatee County Commissioners will wrestle
with the question of whether to fix them, at a cost of
about $500,000, or tear them out, at a cost of about
$100,000. County officials have said if the groins are
removed it will be difficult to get permits to build new
structures at a later date. The groins have been judged
unsafe for fishing or strolling.
Mayoral candidate Drescher said they should re-
main intact so if funds become available later they can
be improved. Mayoral candidate Grace said the county
should fix them regardless of cost.
Ward I candidates Goodchild and Arnold took oppo-
site sides of the issue, with Goodchild advocating fixing
the groins and Arnold saying they should be removed.
In the Ward 2 field. Cloutman said the matter
should be further studied. Cole said the structures
should be removed and Wilson said they should be
All seven candidates agreed the city should main-
tain its independent police department. They also
agreed on maintaining current city personnel, although
they also concurred on the need for detailed job de-
scriptions of all employees with annual reviews. And
they all maintained that city docks at street ends are
good for the city.
As to the issue of extending the one-cent sales tax,
all but Cloutman and Cole agreed the tax should be
continued. The two dissenters maintained that a proven
need must be demonstrated before they would favor a
Only Drescher gave a hint of extending the city's
boundaries into the Gulf and bays as a means to better
police the boating-swimming interaction. All the other
candidates agreed there was no need to expand the city,
with several expressing interest in the Holmes Beach
proposal to install buoys warning boaters of slow-speed
requirements within 300 feet of shore.
All the candidates agreed the city should pursue a
more aggressive recycling program for Bradenton
Beach, although they differed in the approach. Arnold
and Grace said private companies should take up the
Cedrick Wilson has the most money, but
Connie Drescher has the most contributors
according to the Bradenton Beach election
The first report covers the period from
July 1 to Oct. 10. Another report is due Friday
to report funding received from Oct. 11-30.
Wilson, a candidate for Ward 2, gave his
campaign $1,069. Drescher received a little
more than $700 from 22 contributors, with 13
people giving $1 or $5.
Funding from candidates was often the
largest source of income to pay for the elec-
tion, according to the reports. Ward 1 candi-
date Dan Goodchild received the largest
single contribution other than from a candi-
date or his family, with a $500 contribution
from Bazzy Marine Corp.
Candidates contribution reports are as
Mayor: Drescher, $706; Walter "Charlie"
Ward 1: Bill Arnold, $660: Goodchild,
Ward 2: Dick Cloutman, $201; Gail Cole,
$600; Wilson, $1,069.
recycling duties; Cloutman, Goodchild and Wilson said
more research should be done to determine the cost
effectiveness of public versus private handling of the
recyclables. Cole maintained the city should buy
recyclables from residents and sell them at a profit to
augment city revenues. And Drescher said a citizen
committee should investigate the best approach to take.
Don't forget to vote
The election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4. The city
hall polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Win-
ners will be sworn into office Dec. 8.
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Tuesday is election day for Bradenton Beach
voters and, for the first time in years, there is actu-
ally a sizable field of candidates from which voters
may choose two candidates for mayor, two for
Ward 1 and three from Ward 2. Electors citywide
vote for all seats regardless of ward.
This is an important time for the city. We see no
end in sight for the renaissance began four years ago.
As the result of more than $10 million in federal,
state and county funds, the city's beach is
renourished and serves to protect homes and busi-
nesses from the ravages of storms.
Thanks to $1 million in state grants, the Bridge
Street area has been revitalized and stores and res-
taurants dot the historic and picturesque street. The
city's pier has also been transformed, thanks to state
grants and city funds.
The result of the "downtown" renaissance is
spreading throughout the city. Development is
sprouting in vacant areas and remodeling of existing
properties is extensive.
Bradenton Beach is indeed growing, and it will
take experienced, knowledgeable and innovative
thinkers to guide the city into the next century.
It is fortunate for Bradenton Beach residents that
all of the candidates appear to have those qualities.
We believe any one of the seven seeking office
would serve the city well. However, some we be-
lieve will be more effective. Here are our sugges-
tions for Bradenton Beach voters next Tuesday.
Both Connie Drescher and Walter "Charlie"
Grace have served on the commission. Both have
also served as vice mayor and are seasoned with the
ins and outs of city government. Drescher has spear-
headed recent beautification efforts; Grace was able
to keep a tight, trim budget for the city this year as
head of the budget committee. Both have also lived
in the city for about the same length of time.
While Drescher is energetic and enthusiastic, she
is lacking in the full understanding of many of the
city's complicated issues. We see a spark of former
Mayor Katie Pierola in Drescher's drive but we also
see a need to make a change to the hands-on
businness-like approach that Grace offers. We be-
lieve Grace brings more far-reaching experience to
the role as mayor. We endorse Walter "Charlie"
Grace for mayor of Bradenton Beach.
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a challenge from Bill Arnold. Goodchild has per-
formed well as a commissioner in his one-year ten-
ure and has devoted countless hours to the city.
Arnold introduced several innovative ideas for the
city that, while interesting, appear not well fleshed
out. We see no need for a change in Ward 1 and en-
dorse Dan Goodchild for commissioner.
Ward 2 candidates include Dick Cloutman, Gail
Cole and Cedrick Wilson. Cole served as commis-
An open letter to Holmes Beach
I have just finished reading the reports of your
comments on outside dining. Where have you been?
The negative questions raised are at best childish.
How about the successful outdoor dining in our
neighbor cities Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria?
What have been the problems on Longboat Key or
St. Armand's Circle? Unrestricted outdoor dining is
practiced everywhere (I do not know of any other
restricted area) in Florida except Holmes Beach.
I have never been anywhere in the world that did
not have outdoor dining and I travel three months a
year. Where have you traveled? Why must we be
We have laws to control behavior. Plastic
glasses are often used around pool bars. We have
restrictive noise ordinances prohibiting music, so
what is your problem?
Recently while sitting in Alacanti, Spain, (at an
outdoor cafe) enjoying a snack and a glass of wine,
I read in the International Herald Tribune that some
40 cafes and pubs in the Sanitun area of Beijing are
featuring outside dining, serving alcohol with suc-
cess. Can we not have equal rights to the most re-
sioner for one year and figuratively burned hundreds
of gallons of midnight oil streamlining and revising
the city's charter with the help of a dedicated team
of citizens. Cloutman and Wilson both have served
on the Planning and Zoning Board but with limited
interaction with the commission. Both Cloutman and
Wilson, although offering good ideas and sound be-
liefs, will make good choices for commission when
they become more attuned to the big picture in-
cluding future planning and the inner workings of
city government. Based largely on his past experi-
ence, we endorse Gail Cole for commissioner in
Please vote Tuesday.
Why must a few ultra conservatives deny the rest
of us and our visitors this simple pleasure? After all,
many of us moved here to enjoy the outdoors. Some
of our Holmes Beach business's need to be able to
compete with the rest of the area's restaurants. It
also would be nice to eat with out the ever-present
hint of cigarette smoke. 1 could enjoy eating with my
smoking friend outside.
Let us give this a try! Nothing ventured, nothing
gained. Even if we try it on a trial basis, we owe this
a go. If it does not work, return to prohibition of
Clark Leips, Holmes Beach
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THOSE WERE THE dBAY
____________ Part 6, Will and Mabel and Gladys
by June Alder
Will Bean when, he was
in his 40s and a
politician in Washing-
ton, D.C. It was there
that he died in 1950 at
the age of 74.
MR. BEAN GOES
Mabel and "Will" Bean's unhappy
marriage ended in divorce in the early
1920s after Will moved to the nation's
capital, leaving Mabel and his daugh-
ter Gladys behind in New York City.
Though his dream of turning Anna
Maria Island into a ritzy resort came to
naught, he had an important behind-
the-scenes career in Washington poli-
tics. If he lived today, chances are Bean
Point would be his showplace. Now
continue the story as Gladys related it
Q. Gladys, how did the break-up of
your folks' marriage affect you?
Well, it was inevitable. I wasn't
surprised. As I said, they simply
weren't suited to one another.
Daddy was from the old school. To
him, when a man marries a woman he
takes care of her the rest of her life. He
liked flowers, beautiful things. He
bought most of Mother's clothes and
give her things and she didn't even want
them. I remember one time he gave her
a beautiful pearl pin. She said, I don't
He was very generous. She was just
as opposite as a human being could be.
You have to work at marriage like a
partnership in business. You have to
make sacrifices and meet on common
ground and Mother never did.
When Daddy had the chance to go to
Washington and he took it. Mother
wouldn't go, oh no. So they divorced and
Daddy married a woman he had met sev-
eral years before in New York City.
Will Bean's first wife
Mabel (center) with
sisters-in-law circa 1903.
Mabel died in Tampa in
1960, age 81.
Q. How did you get along with your
I hated Helen at first and would
have nothing to do with her. I loved my
Daddy so much, I worshipped him. But
later I made up with her and I saw that
she had made Daddy very happy. She
really made him a wonderful wife. They
were well suited to one another. She
loved the party life and the glamour of
living in Washington.
Daddy was very prominent in
Washington in the 1920s, almost a
maker of presidents. He's the one who
nominated [Warren] Harding in 1920
when there was a deadlock in the con-
vention. So in Harding's administration
in Washington he had anything he
wanted. He had a post office depart-
ment appointment and he and Mr.
Dupont and Will Hayes ran the Harding
Q. And your mother? How did she
She was bitter, the most bitter per-
son I ever saw in my life. She lived with
my husband and me [a dentist] to the
end. She had a good mind, she was
prominent in her church here in Tampa.
But she was a cold fish, she almost ru-
ined my life. She cried all the time and
talked and talked about Helen taking
Daddy away from her. Helen didn't do
it- it was my mother's fault.
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They want to be an active as well as
a thinking committee, said members of
the Holmes Beach Beautification Com-
"If we're only thinking people, it
will never get done," Pricilla Seewald
said. "Let's identify areas and start
working. I don't think we can be all
The committee was created several
months ago and is charged with devel-
oping a beautification plan for the city.
The plan is to be presented to the city
commission by June 1998.
Members discussed Keep Manatee
Beautiful's Adopt a Spot program that
encourages businesses and civic groups
to adopt areas of the county to beautify
and maintain. City Commissioner Ron
Robinson, the committee's liaison, said
they could work with through KMB.
New member Jim Gloth. former
owner of Island Foods, suggested the
committee work with the Island's busi-
nesses and the Chamber of Commerce.
"If a business adopts a spot, they
could put a plaque in their building." he
said. "It keeps the customers interested
and they remind the business to do its
job. The customers can also see what the
business is doing for the community."
Seewald said that "one of the best
things we can do is get the word out to
the public. It attracts attention and vol-
unteers. They're not going to help unless
they know about it."
Chairman Jane Early agreed but
noted, "This committee is not so much to
do the work itself as it is to come up with
ideas to present to the city council. The
idea was to look at the city and see what
we can do to make it more beautiful.
"We're chartered under the new
comp plan to make recommendations,"
Robinson said. "It's not to get individual
spots beautified but to get the entire city
beautified. We need to instill in the ma-
jority of people to beautify and maintain
the front of their own property."
He said the committee also needs to
recommend policies to implement its
Pierrette Kelly, executive director
of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, suggested that members develop
both short and long-range plans to ac-
complish their goals. She also suggested
pursuing grants to help with funding.
The next meeting will be at noon on
Republican state legislators
Senator .lohn McKav ;vand Repre-
sentative Mark Flanagan, both of
Bradenton, will be the featured
speakers at the Republican Club
of Longboat Key's Fall Luncheon
Meeting on Thursday. Oct. 30.
The club will meet at the
Radisson Lido Beach Resort, 700
Benjamin Franklin Drive, Lido
If you've ever experienced that
sinking feeling when you realize you've
lost the battle of the sandbags and the
flood waters pour into your doors,
you'll appreciate the Island's newest
The Island Flood Mitigation Com-
mittee held its first public meeting last
week, after several months of organiza-
tion. Committee members include the
Island's public works officials, resi-
dents, real estate agents, contractors and
The committee's goals are to edu-
cate Islanders about the problems of liv-
ing in a flood zone and how to minimize
their risk of being flooded, advise them
about flood insurance, reduce flood in-
surance rates, eliminate or reduce re-
petitive losses and develop a mitigation
plan for each city, Chairman Joan Perry
of Holmes Beach said.
"The committee started when the
Island's public works directors went
to a conference and learned that their
recertifications (for a flood insurance
rate reduction) were coming up next
year," Perry explained. "The commit-
tee will plan and do the work that
needs to be done to recertify the cities
and, hopefully, reduce the flood insur-
ance rate again."
Social time is at 11:30 a.m.
with a cash bar, and the buffet
luncheon is at 12:15 p.m.
Cost of the luncheon is $12
and the public is invited to attend.
Those interested in attending
the meeting or joining the club
should call 383-8034 or 383-7909
for more information.
After the last recertification process,
all three Island cities qualified for a 10
percent reduction in rates. Reductions
are based on the number of credits the
city has earned by completing a series of
activities on flood education, protection
"Cities are recertified every few
years," Perry said. "We hope to get at
least another 5 percent reduction.
Sanibel Island currently has the highest
reduction in the United States, 25 per-
The committee's first task is to urge
the Island cities to pass an interlocal
agreement so they can all work together
and qualify for grants. It will also seek
a small amount of funding for printing
and mailing educational materials for
residents and real estate offices.
Other immediate tasks are to have a
public information booth at each of the
Island's festivals, beginning with arts
and crafts festivals scheduled for the
Holmes Beach field on Nov. 8 and 9
and Dec. 9 and 10. They are also plan-
ning the first public meeting with details
to be announced.
Any interested resident may join the
committee or attending meetings. The
next meeting will be on Nov. 3 at 9 a.m.
in Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Elected officials to speak
to Republican Club
New group focuses on
problems of living in flood zone
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What once was restricted could
now become permitted, at least as
far as motorists are concerned.
Planning Organization members
asked Florida Department of Trans-
portation officials Monday to con-
duct a two-county look at traffic sig-
nals in the hopes of allowing more
cars to turn left or right at intersec-
The problem arises when a mo-
torist wants to turn left at a traffic
signal. Usually, there is only a left-
turn arrow for part of the signal's
timing sequence, leaving some luck-
less motorist staring at a red light
when there is no approaching traffic.
The result is either a high degree
of road rage or an illegal left turn
with what traffic engineers call a
"restricted left-turn signal."
What the MPO members re-
quested of DOT District Secretary
David Twiddy is a "permitted left-
turn signal" that would give a green
light to motorists where conditions
The issue came up before the
Manatee County Commission last
month when commissioners re-
quested a letter be sent to Twiddy
asking for a study of the traffic light
at U.S. 41 and 53rd Avenue. The
MPO's Citizen Advisory Committee
entered into the fray Monday when
they added a few more intersections.
Twiddy agreed a study of all the
signals in both counties could be con-
ducted and the change from re-
stricted to permissive investigated.
"It frustrates me, too," Twiddy
told MPO members. "I'm a motorist,
City to ease up on
interpretation of 50% rule
By Pat Copeland
A new Holmes Beach ordinance
will make it easier for property owners
to improve older, ground-level struc-
The city commission plans to pass
the proposed ordinance amending the
definitions of "substantial improve-
ment" and "fair market value" at it next
"It allows property owners to use
the 50 percent rule every five years,"
City Attorney Patricia Petruff explained.
"It appears to be more workable for our
community, and FEMA appears to have
accepted it in other communities."
Petruff was referring to the Federal
Emergency Management Agency's 50
percent rule under which a property
owner can only improve a ground-level
structure by 50 percent of its value. This
has traditionally been interpreted to
mean over the life of the structure, lim-
iting major improvements.
In recent years, FEMA has light-
ened up on its interpretation of the 50
percent rule, Building Official Joe
"FEMA is relaxing some of its rules
on the calculation," Duennes said.
"FEMA officials said they are comfort-
able with five years."
Duennes said commissioners
wanted to pass an ordinance even
though the practice is acceptable to
"They would like to see it as an or-
dinance so future administrations and
building departments are bound by it,"
Duennes said FEMA has also re-
laxed its rules on tracking improve-
ments. For example if non-structural
improvements or repairs are $1,000 or
less, they don't have to be documented.
This does not include painting, stucco
work and other improvements that are
part of a total remodeling project, he
Duennes said the five years is "any
point in time looking back five years, in
other words, you don't do this in five-
The new definition of substantial
improvement is as follows: Any recon-
struction, rehabilitation, addition or
other improvement of a structure the
cost of which equals or exceeds over a
five-year period, a cumulative of 50
percent of the fair market value of the
structure either 1) before the improve-
ment or repair has started or 2) if the
structure has been damaged and is be-
ing restored before the damage oc-
"For the purpose of this definition.
construction is considered to have
started when the first alteration of any
wall, ceiling, floor or to the structural
part of the building commences.
whether or not that alteration affects
the external dimensions of the building
The term does not include im-
provements made to comply with ex-
isting state or local health, sanitary or
safety code which are necessary to as-
sure safe living conditions.
Nor does it include any alteration
of a structure listed on the National
Register of Historic Places or the
Florida Inventory of Historic Places,
provided that the alteration does not
endanger that designation.
The new definition of fair market
value is as follows: "The value of prop-
erty or structures, as used in the defini-
tion of a substantial improvement, as
determined by the county property ap-
praiser, or M.A.I. or S.R.A. appraisal
(types of certified appraisals), either
before the improvement has started or
if the structure has been damaged and
is being restored before the damage
Mayor to hold
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner will hold a forum
on Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the
Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
VanWagoner will discuss his
opinions on Island traffic prob-
lems during tourist season.
James Chapman Jr.
Susan Kehne, MD
Maria G. Special
Lynn C. Hornack
David P. Kelly
Claudette M. Arnold
Charles W. Rippel
Olivia B. Merrigan
Jennifer J. Otto
Ann L. Collins
Albert A. Williams
Carl L. Parks
E. Van Esser
Edward L. Bruendl
Gloria Jean Davis
Gene A. Gardiner
Bob De Vane
Patricial L. Aragon
John J. Merrigan
Mary Ann Gleason
changes may be afoot
Chris R. Arnold
J. R. Metell
Gerald A. Barr
John Whidden III
Anna L. Gowan
K. Louise Guild
Gloria De Vane
Jack A. Smith
Emily Ann Smith
Marian Van Ess
Audrey M. Smith
Edward L. Mihm
Elsie Lee Melvin
Mark A. Grivna
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and register. Cost of the buffet is $2 per person.
A kids costume parade will be held from 5:30 to 6
p.m. beginning at the Center at 4517 123 St. Ct., in the
historic fishing village. The haunted house will be open
from 6 to 10 p.m. at a cost of $2 per person.
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A Harvest Hayride throughout the woods of G. T.
Bray Park, Bradenton, will take place on Friday and
Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, from 6 to 11 p.m.
The event is sponsored Manatee County Parks &
Recreation and the ManaTeen Club, which will benefit
from the proceeds.
Live action and interactive displays will be scat-
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the MIBs at the amphitheater. Food and candy will be
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Take the advice of the survivors! Those who like
to be scared out their wits should not miss visiting-the
Haunted House presented for your terror by the Anna
Maria Fire & Rescue Volunteers.
The firefighters' Haunted House will be open Fri-
day and Saturday. Oct. 31-Nov. 1., from 7 p.m., until
? at 105 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Admission is $2 and readmission is $1.
Parents be advised that the Haunted House is very
intense and may not be appropriate for children 8 and
For more information, call the fire house at 778-6621.
Haunt the waters on
The Cortez Fleet will haunt the waters around
Anna Maria Island with a Halloween Cruise to be held
Friday, Oct. 31, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Rock 'n' roll music will be provided by Zibby
Tebo and prizes will be awarded for best costumes. A
cash bar will be available.
Tickets are $12 per person and are available by
calling 794-1223 or visiting the Cortez Fleet office at
4330 127th St. W., Cortez.
Woman's Club to talk
nutrition Nov. 5
The Wednesday, Nov. 5, meeting of the Woman's
Club of Anna Maria Island, Inc., will offer a program
on "Nutritional Healing" by Max and Susan Powers,
owners of Here's To Your Health in Holmes Beach.
The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
Membership inquiries may be directed to Marga-
ret Art, second vice president, at 778-3624.
Free blood pressure
checks at Walgreen's
With the closing of Island Foods, the Anna Maria
Fire District has moved its free blood pressure checks
to Walgreen's Drug Store, 3248 East Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach. Tests are offered every Friday from 1 I
a.m. to noon.
Library exhibits to feature
elephants and watercolors
The Island Branch Library invites the public to
view two exhibits during the month of November.
Janette Fox Moore will display her watercolors.
Her work in on display in various galleries throughout
the area and reflects her extensive travels as portrayed
in landscapes, flowers and abstracts.
"Elephants" by Linda O'Connor-Levy will also be
on display. Her exhibit includes a 25-year collection of
elephant-related mementos. Her collection does not
include ivory, elephant-foot tables and the like.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Call 778-6341 for more information.
Roser to begin Saturday
Roser Memorial Community Church will begin a
new Saturday Contemporary Service beginning Nov.
1, at 7 p.m.
Noted local musician Franklin Crockett of Loving
Hands Ministry will lead the worship service.
"We are very excited about the new service. It will
open Roser Church to those who enjoy more contem-
porary music rather than our more traditional service,"
said Wayne Kirk, pastor.
Everyone is welcome and a nursery will be avail-
able. Roser Church is located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna
For more information and transportation requests,
call the church office at 778-0414.
Roser Guild's thrift shop
changes business hours
Roser Guild's Thrift Shop of Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria City has changed
its schedule of operation.
Beginning Saturday, Nov. 1, the shop will be open
Tuesday and Thursdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and
Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
The shop is located across the street from Roser
Church at 512 Pine Avenue.
Author to speak to writers'
Joei Hossack, author of "Restless From the Start."
will discuss the world of self-publishing at the Gulf
Coast Writer's Group meeting on Monday, Nov. 3.
The talk will begin at 10 a.m. to noon at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Members and the public are welcome.
Sign up for Episcopal
Church Women's meeting
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation in Holmes Beach will meet Thursday,
Nov. 6. Reservations may be made by calling the
church office or signing up in Lowe Hall of the church
by Monday, Nov. 3.
The meeting will begin at 10:15 a.m. in Lowe Hall,
4408 Gulf Drive. Members are asked to bring un-
wrapped gifts for migrant children and a donation for
the Bishop Gray Inn. Plans for the Holly Berry Bazaar
to be held on Nov. 22 will be finalized.
All Episcopalian women are invited to attend. Call
the church office at 778-1638 or
The Island Poet
Pity those poor folks who feel the world owes them
The more they get for free, the more they should
Who will never know the thrill of doing something
And never will be able to gain some kind of wealth.
Who will never know the joy of being paid for a
job well done,
And will never have a heritage to pass on to a son.
They never will improve themselves, because they
never even try,
And their whole life is wasted, 'cause the world
will pass them by.
Mul A ttri'dge
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Coast Guard Auxiliary to
begin power boating class
Courses in power boating conducted by Coast Guard
Auxiliary instructors will begin at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday,
Nov. 4, at Flotilla 81 Training Center, 4208 129th St.,
Cortez, north of the Seafood Shack Restaurant.
The course includes legal requirements, boat handling
skills, navigation, weather and VHF radio. Classes will
run for four weeks on Tuesday and Thursday.
The course is free and materials and textbooks are
available at the center at a nominal cost.
Many marine insurance companies recognize
completion of the seamanship course as a basis for pre-
For more information or to register, call 778-5800
Manasota Weaver's exhibit
at Art League
The llamas are coming.
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host the
Manasota Weaver's Guild during the month of Novem-
ber with an exhibit of their work.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, Nov.
1, from 6-8 p.m. and will include weaving and spinning
demonstrations and real llamas grazing in the courtyard.
The reception and exhibit is open to the public at
the league, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Regu-
lar gallery hours are 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Tuesday
Call the league at 778-2099 for more information:
Art demonstrations to be
offered at Gallery West
Find out how artists make the beautiful things they
do at the art demonstrations to be offered by Island
Gallery West in Holmes Beach on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Artists Kathy Storm will demonstrate her art of
stained glass; John Bonser will demonstrate photography;
and Reda Reynolds will be on hand to illustrate her art of
Artists will be available to answer the public's ques-
tions. The demonstrations will take place from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. at the gallery, 5348 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-
day through Saturday.
For more information, call 778-6648.
City requests grant from
The City of Holmes Beach has made its annual re-
quest for a grant from the Rex Hagan Family Founda-
tion of Holmes Beach and Ligonier, Ind.
The request for $10,000 is to install an irrigation
system and plant new grass on the city hall field. Costs
include $4,200 for an artesian well, $2,000 for a pump,
$3,000 for irrigation piping and $800 for sod.
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William E. Barsalow Sr.
William E. Barsalow Sr., 79, of Longboat Key.
died Oct. 21, at home.
Mr. Barsalow came to Manatee County from Fair
Haven, Vt., 17 years ago. He retired as owner of a fam-
ily bakery in Fair Haven and was also an auctioneer and
an antiques dealer. He was a member of St. Mary's Star
of the Sea Catholic Church, Longboat Key.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; two sons,
William Jr. of Fair Haven and Charles of Milton, Vt.;
a sister, Dorothy of Barsalow of Bennington, Vt.; nine
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial mass was said at St. Mary's Star of the
Sea with the Rev. Edward Pick officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Covell
Cremation Center, Bradenton, was in charge of the ar-
Herbert F. Boyd, Ph.D.
Herbert F. Boyd, Ph.D., 74, of Bradenton and for-
merly of Anna Maria Island, died Oct. 19.
At age 16, Dr. Boyd, played the clarinet in jazz
clubs in Atlantic City. After serving in World War II,
he continued his music studies at the University of Il-
linois. He received his Ph.D. in school psychology in
Dr. Boyd came to Anna Maria Island in 1958 and
became a school psychologist for Manatee County
Public Schools. He taught at Manatee Community
College and served as director of the Manatee-Sarasota
Guidance Center. Dr. Boyd joined the faculty of the
University of South Florida in 1965 as a professor of
special education, retiring in 1990.
He was a founding member of the Manatee Unitar-
ian Universalist Fellowship and a member of the
Richard 'Little Dick'
Richard "Little Dick" Gilkerson, 59, of Bradenton
Beach, died Oct. 24, at home.
Mr. Gilkerson came to the area 17 years ago from
Portsmouth, Ohio. He was a retired electrician. He was
a Baptist and a 32nd Degree Mason in Ohio. Mr.
Gilkerson was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Norma; a daughter,
Tonya Hays of Panama City, Fla.; two sons, Rick of
Bradenton and Scott of
lo\ a; three brothicrs. Bob of
Painsville. Ohio. Bill of
I'- Bradenton and Jim of Men-
tor, Ohio; his mother.
.-"' Muriel Cox of Bradenton;
and six grandchildren.
A memorial service was
held at Covell Cremation &
Funeral Center, Bradenton.
Gilkerson with the Rev. Bill Hull offi-
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL
34238. Covell Cremation & Funeral Center,
Bradenton, was in charge of the arrangements.
John R. Velinoff
John R. Velinoff, 55, of Cortez, died Oct. 25.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Velinoff moved to
the area in the early 1970s. He was a member of Roser
Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria.
He owned Capt. John's Marina, Cortez. He owned
a mechanical contracting business in Ohio prior to
moving to Florida. He previously owned a dive shop in
Bradenton Beach and following that, he was sales
manager and yacht broker at Marlow Marine, Sarasota.
In 1980, Mr. Velinoff designed a floating office for
his new business, Cortez Yacht Sales, at the Seafood
Shack Yacht Basin. He designed the Showboat for the
Seafood Shack and oversaw construction, and deliv-
ered the boat from the Kentucky builder to the Seafood
Shack in 1983. Following the sale of Cortez Yacht
Sales, Mr. Velinoff opened Capt. John's Marina in the
village of Cortez.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; his mother,
Mary of Spring Hill, Fla.; a sister, Mary Beth Cox of
Spring Hill; and a brother, William of Morrow County,
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
Nov. 1, at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Rev. Jim Marsh will
Direct Mortuary-Suncoast Crematory, Sarasota,
was in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contribu-
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Ave., Sarasota, FL 34228.
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A haunting we will go
There's nothing like a good ghost story, a cold
front and Halloween a triangle of circumstances -
to chill the heart and start up the fireplaces on Anna
Featured in this issue is an excerpt from a self-pub-
lished book by Capt. Bill Miller of St. Pete, Tampa
Triangle Dead Zone, "The Ghost of Curry Mansion."
Miller's story tells pretty much what is known
about the ghosts that resided in an old Bradenton Beach
Gulffront home in the 1100 block of Gulf Drive and
some about the couple that resided there as well.
Glenn and Romaine Thomasson lived in the house
until the 1980s and no one has reported what became
of them after they moved. Miller says Glenn died.
In the mid-'70s, I lived down 10th Street North,
just a few houses from the "haunted house."
Naively, or innocently enough, being new in town,
I knew nothing of the haunting story that Miller reveals
in his book. I'd never heard any rumors about the
house, but it was spooky enough on its own right.
Downstairs, ground level on the Gulf Drive side,
Romaine operated a tiny one-room gift store with Indian
jewelry, incense and other trinkets. I perused the shop a
few times but can't remember ever making a purchase.
Romaine was an unusual character. She looked a
little "rough" around the edges and the aroma of
patchouli in the store was distasteful to me, a remem-
brance of the cover up worn by hippies, I suspect to
hide the real odor of a shower-less lifestyle.
Then there was Glenn, large and lumbering, bald
and foreboding. I never heard him speak but he would
hang around the shop sometimes.
Otherwise, you never saw the two of them. They
certainly weren't beachgoers, but with the 1 Ith Street
beach access adjacent to the house, I used to plunk my
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towel nearby. That's when I did the pencil sketch that
appears in this issue with Miller's story.
I titled the drawing "Romaine's House of Horrors,"
without knowing the legend, based on my own suspicions.
At Halloween, 1976 or '77, I took my two young
children around our neighborhood trick-or-treating in-
cluding to the Thomassons.
Waiting by the road, they paraded up to the front
door, up one flight of stairs and I could see Glenn
through the open door talking to them. I was pretty
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surprised when they came screeching down the stairs
and ran from the house.
Panting and scared, they said there were dogs bark-
ing in the house but there were no dogs. Glenn had
told them to look inside and listen and what they
heard was a pack of dogs howling and barking.
Then he said, "See any dogs?"
And they didn't.
He told the kids the dogs were ghosts!
And my kids sure didn't stick around for any treats.
If you're interested in the story of Bradenton
Beach's Curry Mansion, don't miss the Thursday fea-
ture on Fox 13's 10 p.m. news.
Now that the never-completed house that replaced the
Thomassons' delapidated home a few years back has been
demolished, where do you suppose those ghosts live?
If you're a reader of the local mullet wrapper, and a
few of you likely are since they had (approximately) 2,052
papers distributed on Anna Maria Island on Monday, Oct.
27, (compared to our 16.000 Wednesday delivery), then
you might have read about "our" dilemma.
They reported that we (Islanders) have a dilemma
- "a traffic nightmare now that the only full-service
grocery store is closed."
What the mullet wrapper failed to tell you is that
we do have a full-service market on the Island, and it's
been here for so many years we can make the excuse
that they probably just overlooked it.
The business, formerly Cagnina's IGA, now Island-
ers' Market, is at the comer of Gulf Drive and Magnolia,
and has been in continuous operation since 1945.
Let's repeat that. Since 1945.
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It can not be said that former Islander David
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the Monday night comedy, "George & Leo."
Here Reid obviously enjoys G&L co-star Judd
Hirsch's reaction to the hometown news. The
new show airs at 9:30p.m. locally on CBS.
Reid is promotion directorfor the show,
having been tapped by the creators, Rob Long
and Dan Staley, fellow alumni during the last
three years at "Cheers. "
Islanders' Market owner Frank Albano took serious
exception to the daily newspaper's front-page story.
His store is a full-service grocery. Produce, meat, dry
goods, hard goods and soft goods all the usual grocer
fare with a fair sampling of gourmet goods mixed in.
The deli is top notch and. as everyone knows,
Ste\ e's sliced roast beef sandwich is nonpareil. Italian
specialties, appetizer to dessert, including complete
dinners, are packaged fresh while you wait and very
enticing viewed through the glass-window case.
There's usually a waiting list for the rotisserie chicken.
There's pasta and fish sticks, wine and beer, Band-
aids and aspirin, saffron and capers, toilet paper and
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The Haunted Curry Mansion, Bradenton Beach
Editor's Note: The following article is from Capt. Bill
Miller's book, "Tampa Triangle Dead Zone" and de-
scribes the home of the late Glenn Romaine. The book
is available at the Anna Maria Island Historical Soci-
ety in Anna Maria, and the story of the former Curry
Mansion will be featured Thursday, Oct. 30 on Fox 13,
The original Curry Mansion was demolished and
replaced with another that was never completed. That
building was torn down last week.
Romaine hugged her husband. "Glenn, it's our
dream house. Plenty of space and right on Bradenton
Beach 18 rooms, and look honey, you could set up
shop in this wing."
Glenn peered through a dusty window. The beach
view was spectacular. He never imagined he'd live
right on the Gulf of Mexico, but this house had it all -
and at the right price. After months of searching, they'd
finally come home.
Built in 1922, the weathered Curry mansion had
remained vacant for the last several years. Sea oats and
Australian pines reclaimed the previous owner's gar-
den and the empty house echoed only the cries of
seagulls. Glen and Romaine believed they'd found the
peace and quiet they longed for.
It'd be a while before the housewarming party,
thought Romaine as she explored the third floor. Eigh-
teen rooms take a lot of cleaning. Romaine was thrilled
when she opened the bedroom closet and found several
turn-of-the-century dresses, each hand tailored. Ro-
maine loved antiques and she was a bit of a clothes-
She held the lace bodice to her chest and admired
herself in the mirror. How could they have missed
these, she wondered. The vintage dresses were price-
less. Surely the former owners had left them behind by
mistake. When she called them about the dresses, they
said they didn't know what she was talking about;
they'd emptied all the closets.
"They aren't ours," said the previous owner. "By
the way, did we forget to tell you that your lovely old
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"Romaine's House of Horrors. artwork by Bonner
house is also known as the Haunted House of
Glen and Romaine became concerned. It was
true, many unexplainable things were happening.
Their furniture was rearranged overnight. Mail dis-
appeared, later reappearing on the third floor.
Romaine's precious collectibles were broken and
neighbors had reported candlelight flickering
through the third floor windows. Romaine couldn't
find any evidence of candle wax or any other lights
for that matter.
The Thomassons' dogs were afraid to enter the
house. Glenn tried to bribe the dogs with treats, but
they refused to cross the threshold. When Glenn carried
the dogs inside for the night they whined and howled
piteously. The next morning they begged to be let out
of the house, and refused to come back in.
Exhausted from sleepless nights and more than a
little scared, the couple decided to hold a seance.
Glenn, Romaine and a few close friends joined hands
around a table where a single candle flickered.
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"I am Estralita, this is my home," said a young,
A beautiful young woman floated near the stairs.
She wore a navy-blue floor-length traveling suit and
carried a bouquet of flowers.
"How did you come to be here?" Glenn asked the
"Many springtimes ago, I boarded a sailing ship in
Boston. I was coming to Bradenton to marry my fianc6.
Our ship was hit by a fierce spring storm. Everyone
aboard the ship drowned."
"Why do you break things?" asked Glenn.
"Leave my house alone. This is my house," said
"We only wish to share the house with you. We
will not bother you," promised Romaine.
Estralita seemed to fade away, and the seance ended.
Glenn contacted a family whose ancestors were
early settlers on Bradenton Beach. They confirmed the
story of the young
woman who had ap-
peared on the stairs. She
had sailed from Boston
to marry one of the men
in their family, but her
ship had sunk.
They did not know
her name but remem-
bered something about a
nickname, "little star."
Estralita is a Spanish di-
minutive meaning "little
star." The young woman was last seen boarding the
sailing ship in her traveling suit, carrying a bouquet of
Glenn and Romaine decided to postpone their re-
modeling and leave the third floor rooms untouched.
Eventually, the random vandalism stopped, but
Romaine's collectibles occasionally were rearranged,
as if Estralita was reminding the Thomassons whose
house it really was.
Glenn soon realized a second spirit haunted their
beach house. The sun had just set when Glenn
smelled smoke. The smell of smoke in an old,
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HOUSE, FROM PAGE 14
wooden house would make anyone nervous. But it
wasn't the acrid smell of smoldering wiring or pine
wood. The distinctive aroma of an expensive Cuban
cigar was coming from the third floor. As Glenn
started up the stairs, he could hear the sound of a
door closing and muffled footsteps.
Glenn gasped as he pushed open the bedroom door.
Standing at the window was the spectral image of an
old sea captain, smoking a cigar. His heavy wool coat
had four gold stripes around the cuffs. The apparition
adjusted his officer's cap and stared coldly at Glenn,
appraising him like a new recruit.
"Captain Curry," said the ghost, "Pleased to make
Glenn discovered that the Curry family had a de-
ceased relative who-had been a captain aboard the same
ship that Estralita had sailed upon. Little else is known
about this mysterious seaman. At least the man had
good taste in cigars, thought Glenn.
Over the years, Glenn and Romaine became accus-
tomed to the peculiarities of the Captain and Estralita.
They didn't mind Estralita's lingering orange blossom
perfume and the swish of her lace hems across the
wood floors. It just wouldn't be home without Capt.
Curry, cigar in hand, pacing back and forth as though
he was still aboard the bridge of his ship.
I last visited the Haunted House of Bradenton
Beach in the summer of 1996. Glenn has passed
away and no one is quite sure what became of Ro-
maine. Not much remains of the original house. It
appears that someone tried to restore the home and.
then abandoned the project in the middle of the res-
The stairs leading from the ground to the first floor
have been removed. Some of the windows are boarded
Rubble, bubble, boil and trouble
The Gulffront home built to replace the one reputed to be hauntedfor many years in Bradenton Beach is gone.
The Bradenton Beach Police officer overseeing the home's demolition said it was on the ground within 20
minutes. The house was long the center of ghost stories and the subject of a chapter in "Tampa Triangle Dead
Zone." a self-published book by Capt. Bill Miller of St. Petersburg. Starting on page 14 is Miller's version of
the "Ghost of Curry Mansion, Bradenton Beach." Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
up with scrap wood. Other windows are wide open to
the weather. High tides from Gulf storms have washed
up under the house.
The house appears abandoned, and yet the question
remains, what has happened to Capt. Curry and
Estralita? Do neighbors still see candles flickering on
the third floor? Have the spirits of the young bride-to-
be and the captain found peace?
Island Chamber to hold 'Halloween Trail of Treats'
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
again sponsoring a "Halloween Trail of Treats" on Fri-
day, Oct. 31.
The event will begin with a costume judging con-
test at the Chamber office, 5337 Gulf Drive N., Holmes
Beach, at 3:30 p.m., with prizes given.
The trick-or-treaters will be given a map showing
the participating businesses along the trail. The trail
will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. as a safe alternative to
traditional Halloween trick or treating.
The business participating are: Island Animal Clinic,
Joe's Eats & Sweets, West Coast Refrigeration, T. Dolly
Young & Assoc., Headquarters, Sew What, Island Gallery
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Halloween haunts, ghouls and fun for all
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the delight of bystanders. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
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Hapsing, do their impression of Mr. Boo and a perky pirate, respectively. The
pair are sighted frequently in Anna Maria riding in their owner's bicycle basket.
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Anna Maria City
Oct. 13, DWLS, 8100 block of Gulf Drive. A
deputy was operating radar and stopped a driver trav-
eling at high speed. A check revealed the driver's li-
cense was suspended.
Oct. 18, domestic disturbance, 307 Pine Ave.,
307 Pine Store. The complainant asked the subject to
leave the store and the subject refused. The complain-
ant called a deputy to remove the subject.
Oct. 18, theft of a bicycle, 9807 Gulf Drive,
Oct. 17, DWLS, 100 block of Bridge Street. The
officer on patrol was traveling east on Bridge Street when
the subject pulled into his path. A check revealed the sub-
ject had numerous outstanding citations for driving with
a suspended license, failure to pay fines and failure to
appear in court. He was placed in custody.
Oct. 19, warrant arrest, 2100 block of Avenue C.
The officer on patrol stopped the subject for careless driv-
ing. A check revealed he had an outstanding warrant from
Sumter County, and he was placed in custody.
Oct. 20, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key.
The victim reported a person unknown removed a
pager valued at $100. Damages were $50.
Oct. 21, Baker Act, 100 block of First Street
North. The complainant reported that the subject
planned to kill himself. The subject told the officer he
was not suicidal, and the officer advised him to call if
he needed help. Later the subject summoned the officer
.who drove him to the hospital for treatment.
Oct. 22, theft of a vehicle tag, 100 block of Sev-
Oct. 16, theft, 78th Street beach. The victim re-
ported a person unknown removed a wallet valued at
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ported a person unknown removed a wallet valued at
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Oct. 17, theft, 8300 block of Marina Drive. The
victim reported a person unknown bent and broke the
tag on a motor home and removed the decal.
Oct. 17, traffic, 7900 block of Palm Drive. The
subject was stopped for traveling 40 mph in a 25 mph
zone. A check revealed his driver's license was sus-
pended for financial responsibility and the officer is-
sued two summonses and confiscated his license. The
officer was also advised to seize the tag, which he did.
Oct. 18, suspicious vehicle, 3200 block of Gulf
Drive. Two complainants reported that a subject was driv-
ing erratically on Gulf Drive. The officer located the ve-
hicle, which was parked. The subject was asleep inside.
A check revealed numerous suspensions on the subject's
license and a warrant from Seminole County for bad
checks. The officer noted the warrant was for pick up only
in surrounding counties. He called the vehicle's owner to
retrieve vehicle and subject and warned the subject about
driving intoxicated and with a suspended license.
Oct. 18, 19, possession of alcohol under age 21,
300 block of 62nd Street. The officer on patrol ob-
served several vehicles turning onto 62nd Street and
stopping in front of a residence. He observed several
subjects, who appeared to be juveniles, in possession
One subject, carrying a bottle of beer, exited his ve-
hicle near the patrol car. The officer placed him in custody
after learning he was underage. The officer noted that the
others had disposed of their alcohol while he was check-
ing the subject. He took the subject to the police depart-
ment, issued a notice to appear and released him.
Oct. 19, assistance, 600 block of Key Royale Drive.
The victim called his wife on his cellular phone and said
his boat overturned in the Intracoastal Waterway and he
was being swept into Tampa Bay. The officer responded
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patcher said he had a difficult time understanding the
victim due to poor reception. The officer eventually
received enough information to pinpoint the victim for
a Coast Guard rescue.
Oct. 20, domestic battery, 200 block of 71st Street.
The victim reported she was giving the suspect a ride
home when they began arguing. She said the suspect
grabbed her purse and during a struggle, her arms were
bruised. As she was exiting the vehicle to get away, she
cut her foot and required stitches. The suspect left the
scene, and the officer issued a capias for him.
Oct. 20, vandalism, 300 block of 67th Street. The
complainant reported that there were two Key Royale
Bridge signs in her yard. They were retrieved by the
public works department.
Oct. 20, warrant arrest, 200 block of 77th Street.
The officer on patrol observed the suspect in front of
his house and knew him to have a warrant for violation
of probation. He was placed in custody.
Oct. 21, drunk, 4200 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported the subject called her and was
talking irrationally. The officer responded and noted
that the subject was very intoxicated, irrational and
obnoxious. The subject contacted a home health care
nurse to care for her.
Oct. 21, theft of a bicycle valued at $75, 2900
block of Gulf Drive.
Oct. 21, theft, 200 block of 85th Street. The vic-
tim reported she gave the subject a ride and after she
arrived home, she discovered her purse, valued at $25
and containing $510 in cash, was missing.
Oct. 23, assistance, 4000 block of Gulf Drive.
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Oct. 23, domestic violence, resisting without vio-
lence, 3100 block of Gulf Drive. The subject, who had
been transported to the hospital under the Baker Act,
was released and returned home enraged. She threat-
ened her husband and son and threw a plastic water
pitcher at her husband hitting him in the abdomen, said
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By Kevin P. Cassidy
Adults lose, tarnish IFC's
The Islander Bystander won a hard-fought deci-
sion over LaPensee Plumbing in Division I soccer ac-
tion Monday night at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center. The Sato brothers, Josh and Ben, led the
way with Josh tallying two goals and Ben anchoring
the defense at the goal with several quality saves.
Early on, it looked like LaPensee was going to
dominate as they kept the ball on their offensive end for
the first 15 minutes of the half, but only came away
with one*score. This occurred in the sixth minute when
an Islander defender "handed" the ball in the box for
a penalty kick, which Preston Copeland buried in the
upper left corner of the goal for a 1-0 lead.
LaPensee Plumbing continued to pressure the Is-
landers defense but time after time defenders Matt
Losek, J.C. Fleming and Jeremy LeGrand were there
with a defensive tackle.
One such tackle by LeGrand was passed forward
to Losek who was positioned 35 yards away from the
goal. He pushed the ball in front and launched it to-
wards goal where it went over Joey Mousseau's head
and into the back of the net to tie the score 1-1.
LaPensee looked like they were going to retake the
lead on the ensuing kickoff when Copeland dribbled
through the defense before Lindsey Geerhaerts stepped
up with the tackle to turn them away.
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which he finished to give The Islander Bystander the
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LaPensee came agonizingly close to scoring twice
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like a mad man to get back to the goal when The Is-
lander got the ball. Brickse's innovated strategy paid
off in the 50th minute when Mousseau got fouled just
outside the box and was awarded a free kick. He ham-
mered the ball on goal where it deflected off the cross
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bar to Krauss who gathered the ball in, cut to his right
and drove it into the back of the net to cut the deficit
to 3-2 which is how it ended.
Thursday night's game saw Island Real Estate
squaring off against Dowling Park in Division I soccer
action. Dowling Park never really challenged as Island
Real Estate took an early 3-0 lead and never looked
back, recording an easy 8-0 win.
Diego Felipe and Robert Bonaiuto led the way with
three goals each and were supported by Ryan Quigley
and Camille McCamey, who each tallied one.
The Island Football Club now boasting 60 players
- had three teams playing on Saturday and all came away
victorious. The U-12 (under 12 years old) team traveled
to Braden River to take on Manatee East and came away
with a 6-1 victory while The U-8 (under 8 years old) team
won easily by a score of 11-0 over North River and the U-
14 (under 14 years old) played another Manatee East team
and totally dominated in their 12-0 win at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
The U-8 team was led by Connor Bystrom who
won the Allsport-all-star "man-of-the-match" award
for excellent positional play and scoring two goals on
the day. Supporting Bystrom were Joel Mitchell, who
tallied four goals, while Nick Smith and Lexi Braxton
each scored two to round out the scoring.
IFC's U-12 team traveled to Braden River to take
on Manatee East's G&S Pool Supply. The Islanders
were led by Allsport-all-star Jordan Pritchard's two
goals. He got strong team support from Logan
Bystrom, Michael Wallen, Taylor Manning and Sean
Pittman, who each scored a goal on the day.
IFC started out like they were going to dominate as
they kept the ball in their offensive end for the first 10
minutes of the game but were unable to finish one off.
That changed in the 14th minute when Bystrom
hammered in a ball that deflected off of Lorenzo
Rivera's head to score the first goal of the season. They
added to that score five minutes later when Pritchard
spotted Wallen in front of the goal and sent him the
ball, which he finished for a 2-0 lead.
Pritchard got in the act two minutes later when
Pittmanbeat his man down the right wing and sent it
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into the box, where Pritchard ran onto the ball and ham-
mered it into the back of the net for a 3-0 lead.
Taylor Manning finished the scoring for IFC when
he beat his man down the left wing and ripped a shot
that found the inside of the far post from 20 yards to
increase their lead to 4-0 as the half ended.
The second half was more of the same as IFC kept
the ball in its offensive end except for an occasional
counter attack by Manatee East. One such counter at-
tack resulted in a foul call in the penalty box and Mana-
tee East was awarded a penalty kick. Trey Andricks
guessed right and almost denied the kick, but it trick-
led over the line after he got a hand on it.
IFC added two goals to complete the scoring when
Manning sent it down the left wing to Michael Mijares,
who chipped it to Bystrom in the middle. Bystrom
somehow kept the ball amid a sea of defenders and sent
it to Pittman, who notched the goal for a 5-1 lead.
Bystrom picked up another assist when he sent the
ball to Pritchard, who completed the scoring when he
ripped the ball past the goalie for the final score of the
The U-14 team, pulled together overnight when
another U-14 team dropped out of the league, made a
successful debut. After having only one practice to-
gether, the Islanders came away with an easy 12-0 win
over another Manatee East team.
They were led by Allsport-all-star Ryan Quigley
who scored three goals and had one assist. He was sup-
ported by Josh Sato who scored three goals, Matt Losek
and Sky Beard who each scored two goals and Aaron
Lowman and Adam Pear who each added one goal.
The IFC adults played the SFC Aliens on Sunday
morning at the Sarasota Football Club and faced the
pressure of keeping the club's unbeaten record.
The pressure must have gotten to them as they
were unable to convert on their scoring chances in tak-
ing a tough, 3-0 loss that knocked them out of first
place in the division.
One such scoring chance came in the sixth minute
when Tim Bugna stole the ball at midfield and out ran
the defender down the wing. Bugna crossed the ball to
a hard-charging Ken Bowers who just missed scoring
the first goal of the game.
Ten minutes later, the Aliens converted a scoring
chance when Lazlo Haimi picked up a loose ball and
hammered it past goalie Lance Bieker for a 1-0 lead.
The Aliens added to their score, five minutes later
when Bieker misjudged a corner kick that the wind
played into for a 2-0 Alien lead.
The IFC was faced with a 3-0 deficit in the 31st
minute when a miscommunication caused Bieker to
face two point-blank shots from George Konats, but
Bieker denied both shots to keep it close for IFC.
IFC came very close to halving their deficit when
Ken Bowers hit a beautiful corner kick to the far post
that Tim Lease headed just wide of the goal as the half
ended with the score 2-0 in favor of the Aliens.
Facing a two-goal deficit, the IFC was force to at-
tack which left them vulnerable to counter attacks. The
Aliens capitalized on IFC's desperation to add to its
score when Chris Campbell received the ball and fin-
ished for a 3-0 lead, which is how the game ended.-
Man of the match in the losing effort was Ken
Bowers, who was all over the field trying to spark the
Islanders. He was strongly supported by brother.Matt
and Bill Brickse during the tough loss.
In other action the same day, IFC's U-12 team sal-
vaged the local league when late in the second half,
Allsport-all-star Sean Pittman outran the defense down
the right wing and crossed the ball to Lorenzo Rivera
to score the game winner against West Bradenton at the
Center. Taylor Manning gave IFC the lead when he
hammered a shot from the left wing for the only goal
of the first half to contribute to the win and improve
their overall record to 2-0.
The IFC U-12 team is back in action at G.T. Bray
Park, Bradenton, Saturday, Nov. 1, at 8:30 a.m. on field
number five. The U-8 team is at Palma Sola Park
against West Bradenton the same day at 3:30 p.m., and
the U-14 team has a 3:30 p.m. game Saturday at G.T.
Bray Park against Manatee East.
The IFC adults travel back to the Sarasota Football
Club on Sunday, Nov. 2, for an 11 a.m. game against
the SFC Hustlers, who boast Islander Scott Lindsey as
a team member.
For more information or to report sports news, call
me at 778-3153.
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White, red, good, bad it's migration time
By Bob Ardren
What Mote Marine Laboratory officials called
"very low levels" of red tide were detected in New Pass
Monday. Tests showed levels of 3,000 parts per liter,
well below fish kill levels, and Mote spokesperson
Virginia Haley said a similar "blip" had occurred two
weeks ago "but was gone the next day."
You've probably heard that Gasparilla Sound is
closed to shellfishing because of red tide, and that puts
everyone locally on alert.
Haley also related that Mote received calls Monday
reporting some dead fish on Manasota Key and some
smell of what could be red tide in the Nokomis area. She
wasn't able to confirm either of those reports, though, and
won't until Mote investigates later this week.
Keep your fingers crossed that the cool weather
and strong winds blows the scourge of our waters into
Waiting on crabs
We're all still waiting for a good cold front or two
to get the stone crabs crawling, feeding and climbing
into traps. Karen Bell at Bell Fish Company says the
harvest has picked up a bit since the season's opening
day Oct. 15, but not enough to push prices down yet.
Let's see what the week brings, what with forecasts of
But the good news out of Cortez is that white peli-
cans have again arrived. Bell says it seems to her that
they're really early this year they normally don't
arrive until nearly December.
About 50 percent larger than brown pelicans we
see here year 'round, most whites summer in the Da-
kotas or up into Canada, then wing south to Florida and
the Gulf coast for the winter.
One other difference you'll notice about white peli-
cans is that they don't dive for fish like brown pelicans.
Instead, the whites swim around, scooping up fish as they
go, waving their tail feathers around, as the song goes.
My favorite place to see white pelicans is standing
on the docks at Cortez looking out onto the area
Cortezians call "The Kitchen." It's the only local spot
where white pelicans consistently gather. The next
nearest place I know is around Charlotte Harbor, and
you have to be lucky to find them there.
'I did that!'
Hallie Singer, age 7, of Cleveland, Ohio, proudly points to her "catch of the day" award at the Rod and Reel
Pier of 24 jacks, blue runners and flounder. Islander Photo: Courtesy Rod and Reel Pier
Speaking of Mote, the laboratory is looking for
volunteers for a study evaluating the technique of vent-
ing undersized reef fish prior to releasing them.
Obviously, we're mostly talking about grouper
Venting, or abdomen deflation, involves using a
sharp ice pick-like tool to pierce the fish's swim blad-
der, which can puff up like a balloon when the fish is
reeled up from serious depths.
For more information, call Karen Burns at the
Mote Fish Program, 388-4441.
'Where the women are strong...'
We Floridians send a strange crowd of (nearly all
male) politicians to Washington. And for that we're
rewarded with the fact that virtually none of them are
ever mentioned for national office.
But we send some very good women up there. And
no, I'm not writing about Attorney General Janet Reno,
regardless of how you feel about her.
Just look at the current issue of Forbes magazine
and you'll find Carol Browner on the cover. Browner
is head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- has held the job longer than anyone else and is
one of President Bill Clinton's few original cabinet
members still in place.
So is Reno, for that matter.
Browner was head of the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection prior to being named to the
national post by Clinton.
If you're familiar with Forbes you know that it's
a business magazine, tends to be very conservative, and
former presidential candidate Malcolm Forbes is its
editor. Perhaps that's why next to Browner's picture on
the cover is the line, "Watch out for this woman."
That's because Miami native Browner, 41, is gen-
erally considered to be the force behind a recent tough-
ening of the clean air act. She made the case for that so
well that even the Republican Congress backed down
from trying to weaken regulations and the-stronger
rules were put into place.
That's one tough lady. On the human side, the
Miami Herald newspaper recently interviewed
Browner and asked if she was as tough as her battle
with Congress and picture on Forbes cover made her
out to be.
Browner replied that she was going to take the
Forbes cover and hang it in the bedroom of her 14-
year-old son. "Then maybe he'll listen to me," she
See you next week.
Brazilian pepper: scourge of native Florida
You've probably heard that Brazilian pepper trees
are bad for Florida, but do you know why?
Florida Sea Grant's John Stevely, the local marine
extension agent, has written an article describing the
problems the non-native plant poses to local flora.
Brazilian peppers were first promoted as a holiday
tree because of the bright green leaves and brilliant red
berries. In fact, since it looked holly like, it is still
sometimes referred to as the Florida holly.
It is believed that the plant was introduced to this area
by Dr. George Stone in 1926. The Punta Gorda man grew
hundreds of the plants and gave them to friends, ending
"' along roadways as colorful and problematic landscaping.
The plant is native to Brazil, Argentina and Para-
guay and introduced to this country as an ornamental
at the turn of the century. It is found in this state, Loui-
siana, Texas, California and Hawaii. An evergreen,
peppers are related to cashew and sumac trees.
And the problems? Peppers are called pioneer
plants in that they tend to flourish in disturbed areas
such as along highways, canals, fallow fields and
power line right of ways. The plant will take over the
area, pushing out native plants and in fact invading
native ecosystems, removing indigenous food sources
There are also human health risks with Brazilian
peppers. As a relative to poison ivy, direct contact with
the plant's sap can cause skin irritations. The plant also
can cause sinus problems from its airborne emissions.
Horses and cattle that eat peppers can develop hemor-
rhages that may lead to death. Birds that eat the tiny red
berries become intoxicated and may die.
Pepper trees now cover hundreds of thousands of
acres of land in south and central Florida. Water man-
agement officials have said that the plant is the most
widespread non-native plant in the state, covering
700,000 acres. Biologists at Everglades National Park
have said Brazilian pepper has the potential to destroy
many of South Florida's natural areas.
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Oct. 12, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 17-foot power
boat in Little Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary
vessel 24084055 responded and towed the boat to safe
Oct. 12, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 16-foot power
boat in the Manatee River. Coast Guard Auxiliary ves-
S sel 22085001 responded and towed the vessel to safe
Oct. 13, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having a charged fire extinguisher
Oct. 13, Boarding. A 27-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having the vessel registration on
Oct. 13, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having the vessel's registra-
tion on board.
Oct. 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 20-foot power
boat in Anna Maria Sound. A Coast Guard boat re-
sponded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
Oct. 18, Boarding. A 27-foot fishing boat was
boarded in Lemon Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having the vessel's registration on
Oct. 19, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a capsized 12-foot Hobie
Cat in Tampa Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
26081109 responded, but the call was determined to
have been a false alarm.
Oct. 20, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The operator received a
written warning for having improper spacing in the hull
Oct. 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an 18-foot power boat over-
due from Bradenton. A Coast Guard boat responded,
but the vessel was towed by a commercial salvor.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 29,1997 0 PAGE 23 EI
Cobia, kingfish starting to show up offshore
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Our winter fishing visitors are starting to appear
offshore: cobia and kingfish. Although it's early in
the season, the big ling are starting to show up, and
kingfish are working through the offshore waters.
Backwater fishing is still good for redfish and snook.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching five-pound mangrove snap-
per, four-pound flounder plus redfish, snook, cobia and
even a tarpon. Tarpon in October?
Joe at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers there
are catching mackerel, a lot of flounder, lots of yellow-
tail and a few a few snapper.
At Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet, the four-hour trips
averaged 75 head of Key West grunts and black sea
bass. The six-hour trips averaged 25 head of black sea
bass and Key West grunts. The nine-hour trips brought
back a mess of mangrove snapper, Key West grunts
and black grouper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II is doing good with redfish, trout, flounder
and a few snook.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's
catching four-pound Spanish mackerel. Kingfish are
starting to show up offshore, tipping the scales at up to
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Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Oct29 11:14 1.8 4:20 0.3 10:22 2.1 4:05 1.0
Oct30 11:52 1.8 4:51 0.2 10:40 2.2 4:27 1.1
NM Oct31 11:05p* 2.3 5:26 0.1 12:31 1.7 4:48 1.1
Nov 1 11:33p* 2.4 5:59 0.0 1:09 1.7 5:10 1.2
Nov 2 6:37 -0.1 1:54 1.6 5:35 1.2
Nov 3 12:05 2.4 7:18 -0.1 2:45 1.6 6:04 1.3
Nov4 12:43 2.4 8:05 -0.1 3:49 1.5 6:45 1.4
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Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are catching some nice-sized flounder and a few
redfish, but snook action has slowed. Bait are getting
small, but once the front goes through the action should
start to pick up again.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been doing well with
limit catches of reds and snook on almost every trip.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's catching some very
big snook and reds.
On my boat Magic we're getting lots and lots of
reds some trips we're hooking up with more than 20.
We're also getting a few keeper snook up to 31 inches
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
getting trout, redfish, snook and mackerel.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's doing very well with
snook and reds in the bays and mackerel in the Gulf.
He's also finding a few keeper cobia.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there are plenty
of redfish on the flats, mangrove snapper along the
Intracoastal Waterway channel and kingfish are starting
to show offshore. There are also lots of mackerel and snap-
per, with shrimp appearing to be the best bait.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, mackerel are
being caught in the morning, flounder in the afternoons
and some small sharks at night. There were also reports
of a few keeper grouper by some fishers.
Good luck and good fishing.
Winners in the Oct. 25 horseshoe games
were George Landraitis of Bradenton and
George McKay of Anna Maria. Runners-up
were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and Russ
Stemple of Bradenton.
The weekly contests get underway every
Monday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.
By the Hour Day Week
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Island property transactions
117 Seventh Street N., Bradenton Beach, 30 Bay
View Terrace, a bayfront 864 sfla 2bed/l&1/2bath
condo built in 1973, was sold 10/10/97, Therrien to
Sciara, for $85,000; list $89,500.
203 69th St, Holmes Beach, a ground-level 951
sfla 2bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1955 on a 90x 108
lot, was sold 10/10/97, Danner to Stork, for $119,000;
2202 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 3,066 sfla
5bed/4bath/2car duplex built in 1968 on a 75x100 lot,
was sold 10/8/97, Shishido to Hyman, for $225,000;
, 3607 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 104 Sandy
Pointe 2, a 1,150 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car condo built in
1966, was sold 10/6/97, Florida Homebuyers Insurance
to Glanz, for $118,850; list $99,900.
3607 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 110 Sandy
Pointe 2, a 1,150 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car condo built in
1966, was sold 10/8/97, Florida Homebuyers Insurance
to Struber, for $125,000; list $99,900.
412 Bay Palms, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1,334 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1966 on a
10x127 lot, was sold 10/6/97, Sheehan & Chamberlan
to Termini, for $177.000; list unknown.
427 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,038
sfla 2 bath store built in 1958 on a 52x145 lot, was sold
10/7/97, Beaver to Neumann, for $169,000; list un-
518-520 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 2 lots measuring
51x1 10 each and zoned residential, were sold 10/8/97,
Byrne to Roser Church, for $160,000; list unknown.
6300 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 105 Shell Point, a
1,216 sfla 2bed/2bath/den condo built in 1976, was
sold 10/8/97, Wagar & McGuire to Ransel, for
$115,000; list $113,500.
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Monday Islander Bystander (3) vs. LaPcnsee
Tuesday Handy Trac Systems (9) vs. Island
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Wednesday Island Real Estate (8) vs. Dowling
Thursday Islander Bystander (6) vs. Handy
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Monday Air & Energy (4) vs. Mr. Bones (2)
Tuesday Longboat Observer (1) vs. West
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Cheerleaders wanted for Center's
upcoming basketball season
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
announced an exciting new program for girls ages 6
to 16 cheerleading for tile upcoming 1997-98
Cheerleading coaches are urgently needed.
There will be a coach training session for the volun-
teer coaches on a date to be announced after regis-
Girls must be age 6 by Nov. 15, 1997, and no
older than 17 on the same date to participate.
Registration for the program will be held two
nights only Monday, Nov. 3, and Tuesday, Nov.
4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
The cost is $30 for Center members and $35 for
non-members. Call the Center at 778-1908 for more
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Center soccer schedu
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8 to 10 year olds, game
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This adorable 2BR/2BA vintage hideaway embodies
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house include central air and heat, new Berber carpet-
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ceiling fans. Other features include a darling "false" fire-
place highlighted with an imported tile fresco, lovely
lace window treatments, claw foot tub and brick drive-
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DIRECT GULFFRONT/SUNSETS Sun Plaza West. Luxurious
2BR/2BA, ceramic tile, two balconies, elevator, heated pool,
tennis, saunas. $320,000.
GULFVIEW CONDO 2BR/2BA, heated pool, saunas, eleva-
tor. Walking to shopping. $175,000 firm.
BAYWEST 3BR/2BA home, brick fireplace, caged pool. One
half block to bay. $139,000.
MORTON VILLAGE CONDO 2BR/2BA, clubhouse, exercise
and sauna, pool. Walk to schools and shopping. $69,000.
VILLAS AT CONQUISTADOR 3BR/2BA facing pool, nearby
golf and tennis clubs. Can be sold as "turnkey". $124,900.
COMMERCIAL LOT 100x90, Gulf Drive. $150,000.
ADJACENT DUPLEX 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA on 100x100 lot.
Steps to white-sand beach. Garages. $210,000. Buy one or
both with two street frontages. Excellent investment.
SEASONAL VACATION ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
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BAY PALMS Canalfront home located one lot off
Bimini Bay. 2BR/2BA, dock with boat lift. Great
home great location. $212,000. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
ISLAND COTTAGE 2BR/1 BA home with tile and
wood floors, completely new kitchen and bath.
Two-year old roof, A/C system, windows.
$131,500. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
WHAT A DEAL! 2BR/2BA Island home only three
blocks to the beach. Convenient to shopping and
dining. Lots of storage. Spacious rooms with bright,
open feel. Only $149,900. Dial the Duncans, Judy
778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
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Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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garage, canalfront Florida room with breakfast
bar to kitchen, dock. $199,000.
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BALDWIN SPINET piano for sale. Call 778-5427.
FRENCH TANDEM BICYCLE 22/18. Custom alloy
wheels, extra rear wheel with hub brake. Full set of
front and back racks and panniers. Recently over-
hauled. Many extra parts, tools and electronics. Also
Dahon stainless folding bike. 778-4500.
COMBINATION ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 2
pieces. Bar and china cabinet, off-white, looks like
new $450. Entertainment cabinet, off-white $25.
Large slide for in-ground pool, new condition $100.
INTERNET COMPUTER Get online and e-mail at a
budget price. Complete with Windows, keyboard,
mouse, modem and monitor. An inexpensive way to
get started. I have several left, only $185. 756-1699.
HOME SCANNER Radio Shack 200 channel, large
antenna, 5 mo. old. Metal detector, Garrett model
350, used twice. Call 794-2556 after 5 pm.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop, on pre-
mises Longboat Island Chapel. Special sales. Now
open Mon.-Wed.-Sat., 9-3. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
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.
Steps to the beach! Nice 3BR/2BA townhome has
been well maintained and recently re-carpeted.
Also has two-car garage with ample storage.
Excellent rental history. Opportunity knocks!
Call Rebecca Samler for showing, 778-6066.
BIG SAVINGS FURNITURE Factory-direct quality
bedding-twin $99 set, full $149 set, queen $189 set,
king $279 set. 100's in stock for immediate delivery.
Also top-of-the-line Chyrorest, Orthopedic,
Gentlerest, at up to 50% of MSR. Super buy queen
pillow-top $399 set. 15-year warranty. 100's of head-
boards, daybeds. Futon and mattress $189. Sleeper
sofa from $299. Dinettes from $199. Factory-direct
bedroom sets, any color you choose. Over 40 sofa
and loveseats from $279 to $499. Bunkbeds, canopy
beds, rockers, recliners. Open 7 days. 4307 26th
Street West, corner of 26th St. and Cortez Rd. (next
to Eckerds). 753-1007. We also supply hotels and
motels at wholesale prices.
TAN DOUBLE RECLINER good condition $150. 30"
riding lawn mower, needs work $50. 778-5405 any-
ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK, beautiful condition, 5'
x 4', 7 drawers per side. $2,000. Lawnmower $75.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 1, 8-2. Treadmill,
Hammond organ model B-3, dance dresses, miscel-
laneous. 812 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
YARD SALE Sat., Nov. 1, 8-2. Lots of really good
stuff. 225 85th St., Holmes Beach.
"NEAR GULF" AND GULFFRONT!
We now have a great selection of properties
both within close proximity to beach or actual
Gulffront! Choice homes and duplexes lo-
cated in Northern Holmes Beach and Anna
Maria. Prices range from $185,000 to
$875,000. Call today for details!
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YARD SALE Sat., Nov. 1, 9-12. Furniture, micro-
wave, miscellaneous household, yard items. 2318
Avenue B, Bradenton Beach.
YARD SALE Sat. only, Nov. 1, 7-3. Clothes horse
cleans out her closets. Nothing over $1. 3203 6th
Ave. right behind Shells restaurant.
ROSER CHURCH GUILD Thrift Shop. Open Tues.,
Thurs., Sat. through Oct., 9-12. Clothes, linens, mis-
cellaneous. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
PRIVATEER THIEVES' MARKETS 1998 Vendor
space available now for Jan. 10, Feb. 21, Mar. 21.
For more information call 778-5777, leave message.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
AFFORDABLE HEALTH AND LIFE insurance. Liv-
ing and non-living and return of premiums benefits.
Dental and prescription drug programs. The Mega
Life and Health Insurance Co. Call 794-0567.
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
Visit us at our web site: http://www.islandreal.com
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach. Florida 34217 778-6066
Carol S. Heinze
IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/2BA condo
turnkey-furnished with heated pool,
clubhouse and private fishing dock.
PERICO BAY CLUB $109,000.
Kingfisher model on the lake. 2BR/
2BA on first floor. Great view!
BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS Gorgeous
home on tranquil lake. Open-floor plan
with vaulted ceiling and impressive
parquet flooring throughout this 3BR/
2BA home. $159,900. #CH24916.
BAYVIEW... CANAL...POOL...& DOCK TOO!
KEY-WEST STYLE Only 8 years old. Spacious
master bedroom, guest room and bonus top-floor
Turret room. Perfect for den or third bedroom. Three
decks and huge heated pool with entertainment
area. $348,000. #KL25369. Ask for Connie Volts or
Karen Lohse 778-0766.
BAYFRONT 2BR/2BA condo. Season $1,800 mo.,
minimum 3 months. Overlooks the bay and pool.
BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA Sunbow Bay Unit. Season
$2,200 mo. Overlooking the lagoon to the bay.
PERICO BAY Lovely 2BR/2BA condo overlooking
lakes. 3 month minimum $2,200 seasonal.
GULFVIEW 2BR/2BA condos $600-$850wk.
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AFFORDABLE POOL HOME 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage and pool in'nice community. Everything
you need for affordable family living. Freshly
painted interior and carpet throughout. Call Sverre
"Steve" Lunder eves. 753-2474. Only $99,900.
GOLF OR GULF? On the golf course ... a few miles
away from Gulf beaches. Heated pool, tennis, beau-
tiful sunsets. 2-3BR/2BA. Breezy lanai. Covered
parking and eat-in-kitchen. $119,000. Ask for Karen
or Bob Lohse. 778-0766 ext. 204. #22745
COME RELAX ON THE ISLAND in this 2BR/2BA
home located on a canal with a dock. Flowing-floor
plan, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, and lanai.
Walk to the beach and watch the sunsets. $180,000.
#24264. Call Carol Heinze today
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COME PLAY ON THE
Attached 2BR/2BA elevated
villa close to the beach and
priced right! $117,000. Loca-
tion is right close to restau-
rants and the library. Call Roni
McCuddin Price anytime
COME SEE MY VIEWS! Fabulous views of Bimini Bay and nature all await you from this 5-
6BR/3BA home with a newer 55 ft. dock, large in-ground pool, and entertainment area.
JUST FOR YOU 3BR/2.5BA totally renovated Key Royale home. Includes fireplace, tile in
kitchen and dining area and carpet in the rest. Turnkey furnished. Two-car garage, and boat
dock. #KS23689. $299,000.
VILLAS OF POINTE WEST Quiet and cozy 2BR/2BA villa. Includes community pool and
clubhouse. Nice kitchen with new appliances including a new washer and dryer. $68,990.
LIVE IN ONE RENT THE OTHERS Come see these 4 units recently renovated. Fireplace
in two of the four units. Turnkey furnished. Just a few steps to the Gulf of Mexico and the
bay. #KS22249. $283,000.
matching pe feb i t 8ertiesi since 1949
matching V t p1Ot
Stunning bayview. Tastefully-furnished South-
western decor. 2BR/2BA condo with pool. Kids
and pets allowed. Holmes Beach, small com-
plex, great school, close to beach. $139,900.
Weekly from $500 week
Monthly from $1,000 mo
Gulf Horizons 1BR/1BA furn $650 mo
"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
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FREE ACUPUNCTURE DEMONSTRATION every
Thursday, 6 pm, at Health Works West, 6302 Mana-
tee Ave. W. For information call Imogene Kluson,
Acupuncture physician, 792-7647.
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.
PUP IN A TUB do-it-yourself dog wash. Full-service
grooming. All natural health foods, supplements, ac-
cessories. 7338 Cortez Rd. 761-WOOF (9663).
1985 CHEVY S-10 PICKUP with camper cap. Good
condition, needs carburetor work. Must sell. $1,300
OBO. Call Gail 794-2200.
1980 BUICK REGAL top condition. Excellent go-to-
work car. $600 OBO. Call 778-6774..
1985 HONDA CIVIC wagon, great car, standard
$1,999 firm. 778-8221. Also 1984 30' motor home
just redone. $9,999. Call 778-4523.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-2255.
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.
1988 SPORTCRAFT 25' center console, 350
Mercruiser, Alpha I outdrive, bottom paint. Big off-shore
boat. Boat/car trades welcome. $9,995. Call 792-9100.
BOAT SLIP FOR SALE deep-water canal. 85th
Street, Holmes Beach. $12,000 firm. 778-0391.
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.,
WAITRESS WANTED full/part time. Call Tip of the
Island at 778-3909.
HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED for Island resort. Great
hours, vacation, benefits for full and part time. E.O.E.
Apply in person at Via Roma, 2408 Gulf Dr. or Re-
sort 66, 6600 Gulf Dr.
YEAR ROUND POSITIONS Line cook, broiler,
saute, servers, cocktail, host/hostess, valet drivers.
Also weekend breakfast/lunch servers needed. Buc-
caneer Inn, Longboat Key, 383-5565.
COMPUTER GURU sought for in-house web site de-
velopment. Resume, letter of interest to
islander@ mead.net or write The Islander Bystander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Fax
SEEKING JOURNALIST for award-winning weekly
staff. Must have experience writing features and/or
covering city beat. Web site development opportu-
nity. Resume, letter of interest to email@example.com
or write The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217. Fax 941-778-9392.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
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.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an eye
on your home or rental while you're gone. Free esti-
mate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Also repairs and
remodel. Island Check-A-Home at 778-3089.
"THE PERFECTIONIST" cleaning with perfection!
Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office at your con-
venience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning, leather
& vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and more. Pro-
tect your investment. Call Damon at 320-5662.
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" es-
tablished 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 Rob-
ert for appointment 749-7944.
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 cleaning
and windows. Beverly 778-1945.
MOVING FROM FL, PA, IL, IN, MI, OH and any
states between. Leave the work to us. Call for free
estimate. (800) 654-6683.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
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0I I 778-6066- 1-800-865-0800 -
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ISLAND CHARM 2BR/2BA home offers
much! Features include brand new roof and
water heater, large 17x13 utility room and
sprinkler system with separate meter. Beauti-
ful tropical landscaping, boat space and dock
NEW LISTING! Custom built in 1995 with
quality and extras in mind! Large lot with room
to store boat or RV. Spacious 3BR/2BA inte-
rior and most furniture included. $219,500.
OWNER FINANCING! Direct bayfront el-
evated home in Anna Maria steps to fishing
pier. Large windows across the glass-en-
closed I'anai lets the endless open-water
views right in! $329,000.
DRIVE BY OUR "TALKING HOUSE" at 619
Emerald Lane! 3BR/2BA canalfront in Key
Royale with garage, open and airy layout and
many extras! $238,000.
NEW LISTING! Views of Passage Key and
two houses from the beach! 4BR/3BA Anna
Maria home with hardwood floors, fireplace
and morel Great rental history. $259,000.
MAGNIFICENT BAYVIEWS from the el-
evated deck are just the beginning of this
wonderful home in Anna Maria built and deco-
rated with discriminating taste. Extras such as
dumbwaiter make it unique. $344,900.
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Magnificent bayfront residence with spectacular views. This quality-crafted home fea-
tures 3BR/2.5BA with greatroom, large eat-in kitchen, separate formal dining and liv-
ing 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 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
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HOLMES BEACH LAKEFRONT Well-
maintained 3BR/2BA residence on spring-
fed lake with fantastic water views. Large
lot zoned R-2. Short walk to prime beach.
Offered at $195,000. Call David Moynihan
778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
DIRECT BAYFRONT Unusual 2BR/2BA
manufactured home on extra large cor-
ner lot. Two boat slips, three-car carport
and extra parking. Fantastic views of
bay. $169,900. Call Bill Bowman 778-
2246 or 794-8482 eves.
ISLAND VILLAGE CONDO Excellent Is-
land complex with two pools, tennis, cov-
ered parking 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.
RUNAWAY BAY Just listed. Rare 1BR/
1BA with great views of lagoon. Quiet lo-
cation with access to pool or beach. Nice
vacation home or rental. On-site property
management. Offered at $89,900. Call Ed
Oliveira 778-2246 or 778-1751 eves.
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HOUSE PAINTING by Henry. Interior/exterior. Call
DOLPHIN CLEANING AND Maintenance Licensed,
bonded, insured. Homes, offices, condos, seasonals,
weekly or one time. "Our business is always picking
up." Call Rick at 778-2864.
IF YOU LIKE your home really clean, call Ava at
WALLPAPER BY MARCIA Commercial/residential.
Fifteen years experience. Insured, references. Free
estimates. (941) 778-0024, leave message.
HANDYMAN SERVICES Insure, clean cut, degree,
Midwestern work ethic. Repair home/business appli-
ances, equipment. $15 service, $15 hr. Senior dis-
I DO ODD JOBS $10 hr. Don't get your hands dirty,
I'm cheap. Call Mel at 778-7084.
CREDIT SERVICES Auto loans, credit repairs, per-
sonal loans, mortgage loans. Bad credit? No problem!
We will sell your car or truck for you. Call 952-5223.
ATTENTION CAR, BOAT, AIRCRAFT owners.
Never wax again! Protect your investment with an
acrylic polish. Warranties available. We're mobile.
"GENTLE GARDNER" will weed, plant, manicure and
water your garden with gentle perfection. Call Bar-
bara at 778-6110.
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.
ALL-NATURAL FLEA TREATMENT Home and pets,
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 de-
MARIA'S SERVICES INC. "for all your cleaning
needs." Carpet, upholstery, drapes. Also complete
residential/commercial cleaning. Bonded, insured.
Free estimates. (941) 756-5735.
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.
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.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
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
AVAILABLE NOV., DEC. 1BR/1 BA turnkey-furnished
apartment, one block to beaches and shopping. $300
wk. includes telephone and cable TV. 778-2832.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
ANNA MARIA 5BR/5BA canal estate, two blocks
from beach. Business groups, family reunions, wed-
ding parties. First-class amenities, brochure. 779-
GULFFRONT BRADENTON BEACH 1BR/1BA fur-
nished. Water included. No pets. $650 mo. (813)
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA plus den. Spa-
cious living room, dining area, and screened porch.
Garage and washer/dryer. $950 mo. includes water
and sewer. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HOLMES BEACH Pirate's Den 1 BR/1 BA apartment
still available for 1997-98 season. Immaculate, turn-
key furnished, stone's throw to beach. 778-4368.
#1 IN MANATEE COUNTY!
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MGMT.
CLOSE TO BEACH!
Elevated duplex, 2BR/
1 BA and 1BR/1BA. Ca-
SI thedral ceilings, utility
S._- ll. rooms. Covered park-
ing. Well maintained.
$137,000. Call Don
2.5 MILES TO BEACH! 2BR/2BA end unit in beautiful
waterside community. Clubhouse, pool, tennis and more.
$83,900 turnkey furnished. Call Karen Schroder.
If you pay $600 or
more in rent, we
Sandy Greiner should talk. Barb Turner
BAYFRONT HOME 3-4BR/2BA, elegantly refurbished
second-level master with deck.Overlooks Intracoastal.
Under $350,000. Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
CUSTOM-BUILT 3BR/2BA like new. 1,600 sq. ft. home with
many upgrades. Garage will accommodate two trucks and
a boat. View of Gulf from deck. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb
SPACIOUS CONDO. One of Perico Bay's largest units.
3BR/2BA overlooks estuary. Every room bathed in sunlight.
Two lanias, covered parking. $159,900. Yvonne Higgins.
Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
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
ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULFFRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous
view. 2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. Good investment
property. $590,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191
WATERFRONT. Owner updated thinking never to move again. OPEN BAY VIEWS. 3BR with greatroom overlooking caged
3BR/2B, formal living/dining room, enclosed Florida room, atrium pool. Fireplace, wood floors, all appliances. Brick decking,
lanai, ceramic tile floors, fireplace. Dock with electric, water and courtyard entry, tile roof. $294,000. Kathy Marcinko,
lift. $189,900. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R22757 792-9122. R22985
ELEGANT BAYFRONT CONTEMPO-
RARY POOL HOME. 4-6BR/3-1/2B.
Granite counter tops, marble floors, gour-
met kitchen, spectacular master bed-
room. Boat dock, lifts, pool with waterfall.
$895,000. Don Lewis, 749-3200. R18884
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE on a large
tree-bordered secluded lot fronting the
Manatee River. 2-story home filled with in-
numerable special touches. $1,900,000.
Jim Brown, 747-1200. R19008
MAGNIFICENT 2-STORY GEORGIAN
Elegantly appointed, masonary fireplace,
crown moldings, French doors, 5BR/4B.
$1,195,000. Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122.
FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on a pri-
vate and secluded street. Cleared and
ready to build on. $195,000. Elena
Granger, 792-0021. L17589
Available properties by the week
or by the month from Anna Maria
Island to Venice. Call one of our
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Anna Maria Island Centre Shops
PERFECT FOR FIRST-TIME BUYER.
Updated 3BR/2B with guest house. Tile
throughout, security system, fireplace,
new kitchen cabinets. $64,500. Van
Bourgois, 761-0273. R23396
GREAT OPPORTUNITY BEHIND
PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1B home on 13 +/
- acres. Can become your dream home
or develop, zoned Al. $298,000. Nancy
GREAT OPPORTUNITY. 2 homes plus
5 apartments. Possible to purchase lot
with 2 homes and 1 apartment or 2-
story home with 4 efficiencies.
$320,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929.
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes BacFoia3279917865Vitoustente trea:
PERICO BAY CLUB
712 Estuary Drive
See this immaculate 2BR/2BA
attractively-furnished condo with
views of bird sanctuary. $127,000.
Call Dick Rowse 778-2003.
"See it Sunday 1-4PM."
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MOST CARS $95*
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carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
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All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
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 Dec. 1. Call 387-8151.
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.
NEWMAN'S CORNER APARTMENTS 102 and
Cortez Rd. Two miles from beach. Weekly/seasonal.
Small 1BR, fully furnished. $170 wk. May Nov.,
$300 wk. Dec. Apr. 792-4712.
MARTINIQUE DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA sec-
ond-floor, garage, recently remodeled, fully
equipped, bright and lovely. Available Nov., Dec.
only. No pets. 795-3885.
1BR STUDIO APARTMENT centrally located, two
blocks from beach, fully furnished. Small pet OK. Sea-
sonal $800 mo., minimum 6 mo. Phone 778-2833.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL unfurnished condo.
2BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookup, large storage room
under-cover parking. Gulfview. Available Nov. 1.
$775 mo. plus utilities. 778-3427.
DUPLEX 1/2 BLOCK TO Anna Maria City Pier. Sea-
sonal and annual, great view, outside showers. 521
Pine Ave. 755-8663.
COUPLE SEEKING 2 or 3BR rental Jan., Feb., Mar.,
1998. North end of Anna Maria Island or close. Call
ROOM FOR ONE MORE Share 3BR/2BA duplex,
two blocks to beach. $110 wk. includes utilities,
washer/dryer. Call 778-5080.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT on Pine Avenue. $500
mo. Call 778-5796.
JANUARY 1998 North Beach Village 3BR/2BA fur-
nished. $2,400. Excalibur Realty 792-5566.
ON BEACH 2BR/1BA duplex, sleeps 6, fully furnished,
2 cable TV's, VCR/video library, washer/dryer, micro-
wave, screened lanai, sundeck. $750 wk. 779-9021.
ANNUAL AVAILABLE NOW! 2BR/2BA new apart-
ment, first floor, tile throughout, steps to beach with
extra-large pool. $1,000 mo. Please call and leave
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR Anna Maria City.
$625 mo. including water and sewer. 778-5439.
ANNUAL: RUNAWAY BAY CONDO 1801 Gulf Dr.,
Bradenton Beach. 2BR/2BA. $650 includes water,
sewer, satellite cable. First, last, security. Pool, ex-
ercise room, tennis court, private fishing dock. Avail-
able immediately. 778-0000, Debbie Dial.
PRIVATE BEACH GULFFRONT Spacious 2BR/2BA,
spectacular view, vaulted ceilings, skylight, central H/
A, cable, washer/dryer. No pets/smokers. Available
Dec. 15. $3,000 mo., $1,200 wk. 778-1086.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE with sitting dock. Available
Nov., Dec. Turnkey, neat, clean, quiet area. No pets.
$600 mo., $250 wk. plus utilities. 794-5980.
1BR/1BA FURNISHED beachside apartment.
Need extra room for Thanksgiving or Christmas?
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR, full kitchen, living
room and bath. All utilities included except telephone.
$140 wk. plus security deposit. Available Nov. 1. Call
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR full kitchen and bath.
All utilities included except telephone. Available Nov.
1. $130 wk. plus security deposit. Call 778-7199
mornings. Ideal for one person.
ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT steps to beach in
Holmes Beach. No pets. $450 mo. plus utilities. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate (941) 778-2307.
ROOM FOR RENT upstairs apartment with sundeck
across from beach. Kitchen privileges. $350 mo. plus
1/2 utilities. Call 778-7232, leave message.
ELEGANT GARDEN APARTMENT 1 BR/1BA, excel-
lent location, steps to beach. $650 mo. Gulf-Bay
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL furnished or unfurnished,
remodeled 1BR/1 BA plus patio. $575 mo. includes utili-
ties and cable. Steps to beach. 778-8251.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED across from beach. 2BR/
1BA, living/dining room, kitchen. 778-2692, leave
GULFFRONT SPECIAL Darling "Old Florida" beach
house. Special now until Dec. 1. Upstairs 2BR/1BA
$450 wk.; downstairs 1BR/1BA $300 wk. Rocking-
chair porches. Take one or both. Call Gulf-Bay
ANNA MARIA HOME steps from the Gulf. 2BR/2BA,
Florida room, all amenities. No pets please. Nov.
through Apr. (941) 792-8340.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Cozy 2BR/2BA steps to
beach and shopping. Great for single or couple. $650
mo. plus utilities. 795-7805.
BEST BEACHFRONT GULFVIEWS exclusive
area, unique home. 3BR/2BA, top master's suite,
beautifully furnished. $3,000 mo., $1,200 wk., nightly
DUPLEX APARTMENT 3BR/2BA, central H/A, near
beach, fenced yard. Pets, kids OK. Security, references
required. Available Dec. 1. $795 mo. 778-7431.
ANNA MARIA CITY Beautiful home to rent Jan.,
Feb., Mar. to careful tenants. Quiet street with deep-
water canal. $3,000 mo. (941) 778-4010 eves.
2BR/2BA NICELY FURNISHED. Bright and spacious,
quiet secure neighborhood, close to beach. Up to 3
mo./$1,600 mo., 4-6 mo./$1,300 mo., 7-12 mo./$1,000
mo. Utilities included. 778-1144, leave message.
FALL SEASON SPECIAL $140 wk. for one/$175 wk.
for 2 persons. All efficiencies. Units for larger groups
available. Discount available for shorter stays.
Haley's Motel 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.
DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
PINES TRAILER PARK mobile home with lanai. Re-
modeled in 1996, completely furnished, walk to
beach or pier. $21,500. (941) 778-3752.
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nia overlooking Big Horn CC, Palm Desert and Indian
Wells. Broker cooperation invited! (630) 257-6367.
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.
Call JMC Realty 792-8387.
3BR/2BA CANALFRONT home with boat slip and
RV parking. 2712 Avenue B. 778-6387. $150,000
1BR/1BA SAN REMO CONDO on Cortez Rd. just
two miles to ocean. On canal, second floor. Owner
financing at $40,000. (813) 677-5870 days or (813)
BEST BUY ON HOMES BEACH Large 2BR/1BA,
1,600 sq. ft. under roof, large lot, zoned duplex, 100
yds. to beach. Don't miss this one! $159,900.778-8200.
COTTAGE IN THE WOODS Custom-built country-
style gem nestled in its very own, very private forest.
Instant stress relief! You have to experience the
peace and tranquility of this very charming and
unique property. The best part is it's only 20 minutes
from the beach. This is a very special property per-
fect for single or couple or would make a great sec-
ond home or vacation rental. Must sell now! Sacrifice
$105,000. Owner (941) 795-7805.
LARGE CUSTOM-BUILT mini estate directly on the
bay. $585,000. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real
ELEVATED HOME in Anna Maria. 2BR/2BA with
room for boat or RV storage. $219,500. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
"A" FRAME home in Anna Maria with 3BR/2BA.
$187.500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Es-
OWN YOUR OWN Island waterfront business!
S$78,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Es-
ISLAND MOTEL with Gulfviews. Recently totally re-
modeld inside and out! $1,150,000. Call Richard
Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
DIRECT GULFFRONT home. 2BR/2BA with excel-
lent rental history. $527,500. Call Richard Freeman
at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO SHORES model home and lots for sale.
Great community ideally located between town and
the islands. Model $269,500, lots from $99,500. Call
Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
3BR/2BA WITH LOFT and super custom-designed
interior. A must see! $259,500. Call Richard Free-
man at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ADORABLE AND AFFORDABLE 2BR/2BA family
home close to canal. $157,500. Call Richard Free-
man at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA home steps to beach or bay!
$217,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Es-
LARGE 145X52 BUILDABLE lot in Anna Maria.
$82,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate,
BEACH LOVERS Perico Bay Club offers a great
townhouse, Jasmine model, 2BR/2BA, loft den, over-
looking Title Basin and Wildlife Preserve. Remodeled
kitchen, designer tile, fireplace. $129,900. Open
house Sun., Nov. 2, and Wed., Nov. 5, 1-4. Call Rae
and Milt Rothweiler, Coldwell Banker 351-4444.
LOVELY 3BR/2BA POOL home. Mature trees for
privacy. Call for more information. Principals only
please. $172,900. 778-0463.
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL by owner. No trick best
treat on Island at $113,900. Duplex, short walk to
beach and shopping. 778-3906.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA in Anna Maria City.
Ground-level home is newly renovated. Broker/owner
2BR/2BA PERICO BAY CLUB condo. First floor,
1,244 sq. ft. Kingfisher unit with wide view of lakes.
Tile floors, foyer, kitchen and baths. Freshly painted,
new quality carpets. Professional window treatments.
Five fans and air conditioning. Designer master bed-
room closet. $106,500 by owner. After Nov. 16,
$113,900 with agency. Telephone 798-3517.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT by owner. 2BR/2BA,
screen room, covered patio, garage, boat/RV pad,
dock, large lot, bayou view. $185,000. (813) 596-
$118,000 NORTHWEST AREA 2,176 sq. ft. home
totally remodeled. 2BR/2BA, den with fireplace,
12x25 glass-enclosed lanai. 795-8197. One-year
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38 Like some of the
40 Peter Weiss
42 "The Clan of the
44 Rotations, in
45 Awaited sign
46 Tabloid talk
51 Attar source
53 Related on the
54 Diving bird
57 Actor Davis
65 Famed furrier's
67 Name meaning
"My God is he"
71 Shows wild
74 Some church
76 Media executive
80 Actress Scacchi
82 Yemeni capital
83 Geometric solids
84 Muffin topper
90 One in a heat
91 Like elvers
92 1931 Dracula
99 Miter wearer
103 Waiting place in
106 Sergeant York
107 "The Caine
109 Father of Paris
114 Avis pair
115 Latin pronoun
117 High: Ger.
119 Variety listing
121 Say it's so
122 "After Dark, My
123 Highland tongue
127 Literary inits.
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