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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 19, 1997
Island trolley stalled on info-lack highway
By Paul Roat
Although support for expanded Island bus service
is evident, funding to pay for the program is not.
Island officials met with the Manatee County Com-
mission Monday to hash out just who would do what
to get a mass transit system going on Anna Maria Is-
land. Islanders have maintained that a bus system
would help alleviate the traffic congestion that plagues
the Island, especially during the busy winter season.
Commissioners requested a study of residents and
businesses on the Island be conducted before any fur-
ther talk of trolleys takes place. A public-private part-
nership with existing trolley operator Gary Creamons
pets, not fowl
By Pat Copeland
The sky is not falling. Two Holmes Beach chick-
ens received a reprieve from the city's code enforce-
ment board last week.
Code Enforcement Officer Bill Saunders main-
tained chickens are farm animals and are not permitted
under the city's code. The code board ruled that the
chickens are house pets, are not a nuisance and are not
being raised for consumption. Therefore, they may re-
main at the home of Tom and Sabine Buehler of 512
"Unclucking believable," Commissioner Luke
Courtney remarked on hearing the ruling.
The city's ordinance prohibits "the raising of cows,
chickens, pigs, horses or any other items or fowl" but
does not prohibit the keeping of house pets, provided
they don't become a public nuisance.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff explained to the
board that the city commission is in the process of add-
ing definitions of house pet, fowl and wild and exotic
to the code.
"It has not been enacted as an ordinance and the
charge before you today is to look at the language you
have in the code and make a decision based on that,
along with whatever evidence is presented," she noted.
Saunders testified that he first learned about the
chickens in the spring when Bill Kepping, the city's
code enforcement officer at the time, asked Saunders
to accompany him to investigate the presence of the
chickens. He said that was his sole contact until Oct. 8,
when he received a complaint that the chickens were
a nuisance and created a disturbance.
Property owners Larry J. and Mary Jo Schwartz were
notified of the violation and given 15 days to remove the
chickens. According to code enforcement regulations, the
property owner is responsible for any violations.
The Schwartzes requested that their tenants, the
Buehlers, remove the chickens. However, a few days later
Saunders was contacted by attorney Richard Carter, rep-
resenting the Buehlers, who said he was acting under the
authority granted to them by the Schwartzes, and that they
intended to appeal the violation.
Owners, mayor say
chickens are house pets
Sabine Buehler testified that she accepted the
chickens from neighbors who were moving onto a boat
in March 1995 after checking with other neighbors. In
addition, she said she circulated petitions in 1996 and
1997 that were signed by neighbors who said they
don't object to the chickens.
should also be investigated, commissioners said.
They also wanted a detailed cost breakdown of the
trolley operation for five or six years with some indi-
cation of where the money would come from. Implied
in that breakdown is the level of financial assistance the
three Island communities would be willing to contrib-
ute to the trolley service.
What has been proposed are three rubber-wheeled
"trolley theme" buses that would operate seven days a
week from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. There would also be two
trolleys that would run up and down the Island from
6:30-7:30 a.m. and from 9-11 p.m.
The current bus route from the mainland to the
Island would be altered as well to provide more
Fred Loveland, director of the county's community
service department, said the five trolleys would cost
$230,000 each for a total of $1.15 million. Construction
of 10 trolley shelters would cost another $120,000, bring-
ing the capital costs for the program to $1.27 million.
Operating expenses would run between $520,000
and $605,000 per year, he added.
Loveland said he hoped the Florida Department of
PLEASE SEE TROLLEY, NEXT PAGE
Tom and Sabine Buehler said were thrilled and relieved at the code enforcement board's ruling that their pet
chickens Ellie and Nellie can remain at their home. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
She said Kepping and Mayor Bob VanWagoner
visited the house in June 1997 after receiving a com-
plaint. They inspected the property and ruled the chick-
ens are pets and could remain in the home.
The chickens live in an enclosed yard and sleep in
a chicken house, Buehler said. In inclement weather
they reside in an aviary inside the house.
"Do you consider them to be house pets as opposed
to pets?" Board Chairman Charles Stealey asked.
"A house pet is an animal living within the prop-
erty that is domesticated and you have a close relation-
ship with," Buehler responded.
Buehler said she received a letter from the presi-
dent of United Poultry Concerns Inc. supporting her
position and stating, "We have friends and members
throughout the United States who keep chickens as pets
and love their birds as dearly as we love ours."
Carter asked Tom Buehler if the chickens make
noise. He said they crow when they lay eggs but they
rarely lay eggs because of their age. They protect the
yard but are no louder than native birds, he added.
Board member Richard Maher asked Buehler how
he disposes of the excrement. Buehler said he uses it
as a natural fertilizer.
Both Buehlers testified that they are not raising the
chickens for consumption because they are vegetarians.
Carter then called VanWagoner as a witness and he
testified that he ruled in June that the chickens are pets.
"Do you intend that to be the city's position?"
"Yes," VanWagoner replied.
Petruff asked VanWagoner if it is his duty to inves-
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Opinions ................................ .. ... 6
Those W ere the Days ................................. ... 7
Island Poet ........................... ....................... 11
Streetlife ............................. ............. 14
Stir-it-up ...................... ...................... 15
Anna Maria Island tides ........................... .. 27
Football contest .......................................... 28
Crossword puzzle....................................... 36
JiM PAGE 2 E NOVEMBER 19, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island bike paths proceeding but funding slashed
By J.C. Higgins
The long-awaited bike path in Anna Maria has run
afoul of commissioners there, prompting Anna Maria
Mayor Chuck Shumard to ask the city commission for
suggestions on an alternate route.
And as if the route was not an issue, funding for the
project has been slashed within the next five-year
Florida Department of Transportation funding cycle
from the originally approved $264,000 to $215,000.
The situation is even worse for the Holmes Beach
bike path, which originally was funded at $220,000 and
now appears to receive only $155,000.
The DOT has approved a path from the Holmes
Beach-Anna Maria city limits on Gulf Drive to Pine
Avenue, then turning down Pine to South Bay Boule-
vard to the end of the boulevard.
Another bike path would tie into the Anna Maria
path and proceed south through Holmes Beach.
Funding comes from a program called the
Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act.
City officials point out that an alternative route
would be greatly preferred. Since businesses in the
area, and the post office, are dependent on the frontage
for parking, Shumard hopes to submit a revised plan
that would shift the path into more of a residential area.
The proposed "path" is actually four-foot-wide
bike lanes on the roads on both sides of the designated
The bike paths are scheduled-to take place during
fiscal year 1999-2000.
In an attempt to speed up the projects and get bik-
ers and walkers off the roads and onto a more safe path,
officials on the Island have in the past contemplated ad-
vancing the funds themselves, with the DOT reimburs-
ing the money to the cities once the funds become
available at the turn of the century.
However, due to the DOT design department be-
ing swamped with other work, the quickest the speed-
up program could take place is in fiscal year 1998-99.
Although discussed last year, nothing has been men-
tioned in recent months about that accelerated program.
Thanks in part to former Anna Maria Mayor Ray
Simches and former Holmes Beach Public Works Su-
perintendent John Fernandez, the grants were placed in
the works in 1994. The money comes from special
highway enhancement funds under a category ear-
marked for programs for things like sidewalks, bike
paths and the like transportation that is not the typi-
cal moving-cars-around method.
Anna Maria's project will improve about five miles
of street, Holmes Beach about three miles of road.
Bradenton Beach did not participate in the funding
request, partly because of efforts by the city and Mana-
tee County to secure other funding for improvements
to Gulf Drive from Manatee Avenue south to the
Longboat Pass Bridge. However, that city was highly
ranked in a subsequent request for bike path funds and
is awaiting word of whether or not DOT will provide
money for bike lanes there.
Commissioners in Bradenton Beach took a few
minutes to thank the city's 90 volunteers for their
assistance in and around the city last week. The
volunteers have ranged from painting the pier,
landscaping, serving on advisory boards and other
duties. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
90 thanked for
Bradenton Beach, the city, honored Bradenton
Beach, the people, last week in a citizen appreciation
ceremony at city hall.
Ninety people received certificates of appreciation
for their volunteer efforts on behalf of city activities
ranging from painting, landscaping and serving on
volunteer advisory boards.
The honorees were:
June Ardovino, Bill Arnold, Vicki Baker, Lea Ann
Bessonette, Joan Bigelow, Thomas Blough, Janet
Bone, Connie Brown, Harry Brown, John Burns, Gale
Carter, Elizabeth Tomkin, Richard Cloutman, John
Chappie, Pat Cobb, Gail Cole, Phillip Connolly, Doug
Copeland, Jan Coulman, Bob Dale and Barb Daniels.
Also Herb Dolan, Connie Drescher, Henry
Drescher, Clem Dryden, Ruth Dubois, Charles Dubs,
Celi Fellers, Charles Finion, Valerie Forster, Joe
Garbus, Allan Garner, Winnie Gold, Jo-ann
Goodchild, Walt Grace, Sandy Greiner, Sylvia Har-
ris, Virginia Haskew, Hazel Hastings, Charlotte
Hewitt, Lynn Hornack, Lee Hornack, John Hyman,
Cotty Johnson, Gerald Kalberer, Berneitta Kays,
Susan Keahn, Bette Kissick, Jim Kissick, Gladys
Kloko, Karen Knight, Mona Lefcowitz, Ken Lohn,
Nancy Lorimer, Betty McGregor and Barbara
Others were Barbara Matzen, Jim McKee, Ed
Mihm, Pete Milazzo, Art Morrill, Charlotte Morrill,
Vera Nichols, Inez Norman, Norma Oldefield, Phil
Pearlman, Steven Pearson, Ed Peters, Hazel Powers,
Ellen Reed, Marion Robeles, Barbara Rousseau, John
Sandberg, Mollie Sandberg, Linda Sanders, Carol
Sandidge, Jane Schelin, Virginia Serating, Mary
Shedden, George Sinclair, Emily Anne Smith, Eileen
Suhre, Barbara Turner, Ruth Uland, Alice Vanarsdall,
Al Williams, Cederick Wilson, Lorraine Woodard,
Elwood Yarger and Linda Yarger.
Chickens OK'd as pets Trolley survey needed
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
tigate code complaints on behalf of the city.
"Not to investigate them," he replied. "The code
enforcement officers frequently come to me and ask
my view on particular cases. At their request, I have
accompanied them to see the situations and talked to
the people involved."
Complainant Harold VanWinkle said the chickens
roamed onto his property and left droppings until the
Buehlers put up a fence. He said they get out of the
fence and onto his property occasionally. He also main-
tained that the chicken feed attracts rodents.
"There's an inconsistency in the interpretation of
this ordinance," Carter said. "We maintain they are not
in violation of the existing ordinance, and city officials
immediately prior to Mr. Saunders agree. The Buehlers
are not raising these chickens, and they are not being
held for any commercial purpose. Clearly these are
house pets by all testimony."
"This exact passage has existed in our code since
1978," Saunders pointed out. "I don't consider them as
pets. They are fowl and are prohibited."
Board members Joan Perry, Joseph Bracken and
Art Ballman agreed with Carter.
"I also interpret them as being house pets, but one
lof the reasons for an ordinance of this type is to protect
the value of the property," board member Richard
Maher said. "These pets could affect the value of the
adjoining property. My opinion is that it is a violation."
Stealey said the differences of opinion between
Saunders and VanWagoner concern him.
"Are they house pets?" he asked. "I interpret it that
fowl are prohibited, and these are fowl. Does this mean to
exclude fowl if they are house pets? They live in a chicken
coop, not a house. I have a great deal of difficulty accept-
ing chickens as house pets or pets. I believe the meaning
[of the code] is that a chicken is a fowl and is prohibited."
The vote was 4 to I to find the Buehlers not guilty
of the violation. Stealey was the lone dissenter.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Transportation would provide funds for the trolley
purchase and would contribute half the operating costs
for the first three years.
It was the question of who would pony up the re-
maining operating expenses that was the sticking point
during Monday's meeting.
Island officials Anna Maria Mayor Chuck
Shumard, Bradenton Beach Mayor-elect Connie
Drescher and Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner
- all requested the county OK the grant proposal to
DOT. Once the grant issue is decided, they concurred,
the matter of coughing up the remaining funds could be
"I feel there is a willingness from us to share in part
of the funding," VanWagoner told commissioners,
while the other two Island elected officials nodded.
"The traffic congestion is only going to get worse,"
Drescher said. "I would like to see a park and ride pro-
gram started on the mainland where people could leave
their cars and take a bus to the beach."
"Bumper to bumper traffic is not a good way to
travel," Shumard said, "and a trolley would help with
The question of using beach parking fees or bridge
toll revenue to help fund the trolley system was quickly
shot down by county commissioners.
"We have rejected parking fees at the beach in the
past," Commissioner Joe McClash said, "and we
should not even be talking about parking fees at the
beaches for revenue."
Commissioner Stan Stephens asked for a staff re-
port to determine whether it is legal to implement a
bridge toll system on a state highway. "I don't think we
can do it," he added.
Stephens also appeared sympathetic to Island of-
ficials regarding funding of the project.
"1 would be very hard pressed to ask Anna Maria
or Bradenton Beach or Holmes Beach to pay $120,000
a year each to fund the trolley," Stephens said. "I know
what your budgets are."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 19, 1997 0 PAGE 3 I]
By Jim Hanson
At the request of residents, strips of land drop-
ping into the bay in Cortez will stay as they are. But
there could be some action along the waterfront af-
The historic fishing village got Manatee
County's attention with the public meeting last
Thursday that ended the controversy over public
access to the water. Now the county wants to see
how it can help Cortez with its colorful shore.
Some 45 to 50 Cortezians jammed the Commu-
nity Center during the year's heaviest rainstorm to
see what the county had in mind after a survey.
Nothing, as it turned out, for that's what the major-
ity of residents wanted.
At issue was what to do with county-owned
street-ends that lead into the water. They are a 33-
foot-wide extension of 123rd Street Court between
A.P. Bell Co and Star Fish Co., one 30 feet wide
between Fulford Fish Co. and Alcee Taylor's resi-
dence at 123rd Street, and a strip alongside the old
Sigma Fish Co. plant at 121st Street.
Longtime resident Sue Maddox had protested
several times over the years that commercial fisher-
men were using the public properties to dry and
mend nets, store small boats, crab traps and other
Karen Bell, who works for the family A.P. Bell
Co. and runs her own seafood business next door at
Star, said that was all true but it was a fishing
village's traditional way of doing things. She asked
the county to vacate the property.
The county turned the matter over to Janet
Hoffman of the planning department, and she con-
ducted a survey to see just what Cortezians them-
Her postal survey covered all 147 Cortez houses,
she said, with 77 responses "That's 52 percent,
which is extremely unusual."
Do you favor signs directing the public to the
lands in question? 58 percent said no.
Should the county vacate the strips? 65 percent
Leave them as they are? 59 percent yes.
Landscape them and add benches, tables, etc.?
59 percent no.
Use them as is currently being done? 54 per-
Favor better water access in the future? 47 per-
cent yes, but with 32 percent not sure and only 21
So the county will go with the expressed will of
the local people and leave well enough alone,
That was all right with both Maddox and Bell,
although Maddox said later that the public should
have gotten a clearer explanation of the survey's
questions and their implications "To the people
here, 'public' meant sports fishermen and other
strangers, whereas actually the public is us," she
said. "I still have no place to put my kayak in the
water. But at least they didn't give it away."
Bell said she applied for vacation of the lands so
as to keep them as they were, and "I'm just as happy
with the result, leaving them as they've been and not
having to pay taxes on them."
Now that it's started on Cortez, Hoffman said,
the county likely will mount another, probably more
complex survey, to determine what uses the people
of Cortez will accept for their waterfront.
"There's a lot of valuable property there not be-
ing used at all, such as the Sigma and Fulford fish
houses. The owners can't just leave them like that
forever, paying taxes and getting nothing.
"I have no suggestions, only questions about
what the people want. It's their place, they live there.
And Cortez people always come up with good ideas
No change for Cortez
Bradenton Beach Commission, 11/20, 1 p.m.
Agenda: public hearing on five-unit condominium at
1802-1902 Gulf Drive, public hearing for major
development of 28-unit condominium at 1401 Gulf
Drive N., first public hearing on cell tower moratorium,
Florida Department of Transportation maintenance
agreement for street/sidewalk sweeping discussion,
discussion on stormwater payment schedule, discussion
on Bridge Street Pier & Cafe remodeling, library clerk
health insurance budget amendment discussion, AIDS
Council donation discussion, Board of Adjustment term
limit rotation discussion, Beach House restaurant
request for New Year's Eve fireworks, Island Christmas
Parade discussion, change request for Third Street
South street end beautification, citywide street end
beautification discussion and public comment.
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11/24, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
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problems, Anna Maria City Hall.
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Holmes Beach and Longboat Key as well as the
Island Branch Library will be closed Nov. 27
and 28 in honor of Thanksgiving. Tingley
Memorial Library will be closed Thursday only.
Waste Management garbage collection
regularly scheduled for Thursdays will be
made on Saturday, Nov. 29.
IE PAGE 4 0 NOVEMBER 19, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Tower referendum petition tabled due to lawsuit
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach commissioners stood firm in their re-
fusal to discuss the cell tower referendum petition last
week, angering residents who felt their rights were being
Commissioners said because the petition has become
a part of GTE's lawsuit against the city, they are bound by
law not to discuss it until the lawsuit is settled.
"On the basis of the discussions we've had with our
attorneys, it appears to be in the best interest of the entire
city that we do not get involved in this until it is addressed
by the federal court," Commission Chairman Don
The petition is seeking a repeal of the commission
vote to permit GTE to construct of a cellular phone tower
at Smith Realtors, 5904 Marina Drive. The petition was
declared sufficient on Oct. 16.
According to the city charter, the commission has 30
days to repeal the ordinance being challenged. If the com-
mission does not do so, the question goes to voters in a
regular or special election not less than 60 or more than
90 days after the petition was determined sufficient. If the
majority of the voters oppose it, the ordinance is repealed.
The 30 days was over last Tuesday and residents de-
manded that the commission complete the process as re-
quired by the charter.
Commissioners were also slated to rule on the issue
of whether the referendum process applies to resolutions.
The tower construction was approved by resolution and
the referendum process refers only to ordinances.
"The petition was fully certified on Oct. 16 but
presents another appeal
to Holmes Beach
The cellular tower referendum committee sub-
mitted a second petition Friday to Holmes Beach
Citing the city charter, it asked that a special elec-
tion be held to repeal the resolution approving
construction of the tower "not less than 60 days, not
later than 90 days from the Oct. 16 deadline."
According to the document submitted to the city
clerk, petitioners maintained:
They followed the requirements of the charter.
They obtained signatures of 440 registered vot-
The referendum petition was deemed to be suf-.
The resolution is legislative because it adopted
a new policy.
The commission tabled action on the issue due
to the federal court action brought by GTE.
The charter sets forth specific time frames and
is silent on tabling a referendum issue.
GTE's amended complaint was filed Oct. 30," petition
committee member Joan Perry noted. "Which governs
- the charter, which says you should consider this at
once, or the federal court? This is a total violation of
first amendment rights."
"Are you going to hand over the interpretation of the
charter to a challenge in court by GTE and not defend us?"
petition committee member Jane Early asked. "Who's
going to represent us at the federal court level? We don't
believe we'll be represented in that arena."
Mercedes Thorberg said she is concerned that all of
the petition committee's work will be negated if the char-
ter process is not completed.
"The committee fulfilled the charter's requirements,"
City Attorney Patricia Petruff explained. "You brought
forth a valid petition. I don't read anywhere that the tabling
of action negates the fact that you have a referendum pe-
tition pending. It is now out of your hands and at another
Mayor Bob VanWagoner agreed with Maloney and
said the resolution approving the tower's construction will
remain suspended until a decision is reached.
"This is an awkward situation," he said. "If it was
separate from the lawsuit, I would insist that it be solved,
but we are all frozen in place."
He asked Petruff if she agreed with the commission's
"Yes," she said. "The case is already at issue in fed-
eral court and it has jurisdiction over the city."
Commissioner Luke Courtney disagreed.
"I'm not willing to table this to override our charter,"
he said. "We're talking about a process that's in our city
charter. We don't have the right to suspend our charter."
"I don't believe that's the issue before you,"
Petruff noted. "The issue is whether or not a resolution
qualifies under the provision of the charter for a refer-
Attorneys, mayor disagree on charter
By Pat Copeland
Two attorneys issued different opinions on whether
a resolution is included in the referendum process or
whether the process only covers ordinances.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner also is-
sued an opinion on the issue, disagreeing with his
The question came up because of a referendum pe-
tition filed by opponents of the cellular tower. The tower
construction was approved by resolution and the referen-
dum process in the charter references only ordinances.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said when the language
of a statute is plain, plain language must be used to inter-
pret the statute. Common words must be given their plain,
Sections of the Florida statutes "draw a clear distinc-
tion between an ordinance and a resolution," she pointed
out. "An ordinance is defined by the statute as a legisla-
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Double invasion at Anna Maria
Cindi Mansour of Bean Point got a double shock over the weekend when she saw
two invasions of her territory before her very eyes, not to mention the lens of her
camera. The "people" one (left) turned out to be a landing exercise by an Army-
Reserve unit, the 231st Medium Boat Company out of St.
Petersburg, and the
other was storm-darkened fresh water before it diluted and mixed with the Gulf
water. The fresh water was released in quantity from Lake Manatee, major
potable water supply for Manatee County, said Bruce MacLeod, water quality
supervisor at the treatment plant there. He said the lake's watershed got up to
eight inches of rain Thursday. Islander Photos: Courtesy Cindi Mansour
CHARTER, FROM PAGE 4
tive action, while a resolution merely expresses an opin-
ion or administrative policy of a governing body."
The two are also distinguished by adoption methods
and requirements and notice provisions, she said.
According to Black's Law Dictionary, an ordinance
is "a rule established by authority; a permanent rule of
action; a law or statute," and a resolution is "a formal ex-
pression of the opinion or will of an official body or a
public assembly, adopted by vote."
"It is our opinion that there is a clear distinction be-
tween the terms ordinance and resolution," she noted.
"The charter itself, in Section 3.11, in its reference to ini-
tiative and referendum, clearly refers to ordinance as the
item to be addressed.
"A careful reading of the charter indicates that in no
instance are the terms ordinance and resolution used in-
terchangeably. As the charter does not appear to be am-
biguous in the use of terms, ordinance and resolution
should be given their meaning consistent with the statu-
tory and legal definitions."
VanWagoner said the dictionary definitions "are not
necessarily the vital measuring stick. A resolution, when
it is an action, can have greater real effects on a commu-
nity than a minor ordinance."
He said the terms ordinance and resolution are used
interchangeably in another section of the charter.
"Additionally, if the mayor's veto power is given to
resolutions as well as ordinances, it follows that the people
be given the same access."
The commission's action in approving the cellular
tower resolution fits the definition of an ordinance rather
than a resolution, he said.
"Including a telecommunications tower as an essen-
tial service in the land development code is a per se
amendment of that code, and thus a legislative action," he
David Levin, the attorney hired by opponents of the
tower, also disagreed with Petruffs opinion. He cited case
law in which the Florida Supreme Court held, "It is a fun-
damental rule of statutory construction that legislative
intent is the polestar by which the court must be guided,
and this intent must be given effect even though it may
contradict the strict letter of the law."
He said because of legislative intent, the resolution
must be treated as an ordinance when considering the ref-
The charter is the city's constitution, "which reflects
the citizens' grant of power to the municipal government,"
he pointed out. "... The power flows from the people to the
governing entity, not the other way around. The power of
initiative and referendum ... is not a grant of power from
the city government to the citizens, but is rather a reser-
vation of power by the citizens" and should be liberally
On the question of whether the commission's action
was legislative or administrative, he cited several instances
of case law which stated that despite the name of the ac-
tion, if it relates to a subject of permanent and general
character, it should be regarded as legislative.
He also cited an instance of case law in which the
court held "that the adoption of an 'entirely new policy,'
even if adopted by resolution, upon request must be pre-
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B] PAGE 6 0 NOVEMBER 19, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
We grow older
Fortunately, people who say you're as old as you feel
are wrong. We are five. More of a hallmark to old-timers,
the Island has had a newspaper of sorts for 50 years now,
including our five.
More fortunately, plenty of folks from those early be-
ginnings, successful years of the former Islander and vic-
tims of change since it sold in 1977, sold, closed and oth-
ers started and folded, are with The Islander Bvstander.
You may understand how much we love it by know-
ing more about us.
Paul Roat, news editor, was raised in Bradenton Beach
and went to the University of South Florida in the 1970s
on a scholarship from former Islander publisher Don
Moore. When it sold to the New York Times, Roat would
have stayed on for no pay, but the budget-trimming N.Y.
ax fell on many staffers in lieu of loyalty or experience.
Reporter Pat Copeland worked for The Islander to the
bitter end, distinguished as its last editor. It folded a few
short months after Moore, his non-compete agreement
expired, started up anew in 1989 and again sold out
eight months later, this time to the Toronto Sun.
Sun Publishing, with the Beachcomber and Island Sun,
published for two years before converting all their weekly
holdings except the Bradenton Shopping Guide to The
Weekly, with no Island news.
We're very fortunate to have been joined by the former
Islander's cartoonist Jack Egan and editor/reporter June
Alder, now reporting Island history.
Having worked at The Islander in 1976-77, and know-
ing how much Islanders covet news about their communi-
ties; having a storefront graphic design and advertising
business in Holmes Beach; and having stayed in touch with
news friends and the Island all those years between, Bonner
Presswood believed she was uniquely situated in the "win-
dow of opportunity" to undertake the task, pulling together
the resources necessary to build a new Island paper. "Be-
sides, I had the computers," she added.
Since the first issue Joy Courtney, now school reporter,
and sales representative Jan Barnes have been believers and
pilots of the team and it hasn't always been easy.
We had our share of adversity, tough low-balling com-
petition from other start-up publications and all the emo-
tional ups and downs that life and business throw your way.
Not only have we gotten through, we've proven we can
We worked hard to revive the spirit of the old Islander
and truly become "the best news on Anna Maria Island."
Our reward is finding a vitality all our own.
Five years may not be much in some analogues, but
with really great people on our team, a terrific Island com-
munity to serve and to provide endless stories we plan
to be around for many more.
Thank you for reading The Islander Bystander.
NOVEMBER 19, 1997 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1
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While this letter is addressed to the newspaper, my
thoughts are reactions to recent actions by Joan Perry
(of 74th Street), Arthur Ballman (of Flotilla Drive),
Joseph Bracken (of Gulf Drive), and Richard Maher (of
Avenue E). They are the four members of the Holmes
Beach Code Enforcement Board who voted to override
both our city's Land Development Code and elected
commissioners, and thus gave their approval to let two
chickens continue to cluck at 512 72nd Street.
They all were aware of the unanimous consensus
of the city commission, read Article III, B3c of that
code, and they listened to the case against city chick-
ens presented by our city attorney and code enforce-
Still, those board members decided to go along
with the let-them-keep-the-chickens testimony they
heard from the mayor who appointed them. The way he
looks at the code apparently is that it's OK to keep any
sort of animal you want even including the cows,
pigs and horses specifically prohibited by the code
(along with the chickens) as long as you remember to
refer to them as house pets.
So, from here on if you decide to put any sort of
animal farm, wild, exotic or otherwise in your
yard, and if the code enforcement officer gives you a
hard time, just call the mayor and get him to call the
officer off. If that doesn't work, bring it to the current
code enforcement board and have your attorney call the
mayor to testify.
Meanwhile, enjoy Holmes Beach: 1 know Old
Sarah Maloney, Holmes Beach
Toll idea chump change
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner seems to
have really good ideas when he suggests parking fees
at the beaches and a toll on bridges to the Island.
I, for one, shall support him, whether before the
Manatee County Commission or with the state legisla-
ture provided he agrees to reciprocate; i.e., tolls to the
mainland on both bridges and paid parking for Island-
ers at all shopping centers on Manatee Avenue and also
on Cortez Road, at least as far as 26th Street West.
Island autos could quickly be identified with a
simple windshield sticker. Islanders who worship on
the mainland as well as musicians, college and private
school students, elected officials, etc., would also be
required to pay.
Naturally, like Island tolls, mainland tolls and park-
ing fees would be maintained at all times, regardless of
poor weather or severe weather warnings.
lan Morrison, Bradenton
Visitor laments over
While visiting your wonderful Island on the night of
June 3, I sat on the beach enjoying the breeze and the lap-
ping waves. I suddenly saw a figure emerge from the
water and slowly move up the beach near 69th Street.
I was amazed and delighted to find a large sea
turtle had come ashore to make her nest. Only I and
several friends witnessed this wonderful event since the
beach was deserted after the crowded Memorial Day.
We did stave off one would-be flash photographer
and after approximately 45 minutes, the turtle slowly
disappeared again into the Gulf. The next night, there
was another nest made near 70th Street, no doubt by the
Now I am sickened to read in The Islander that a
dead loggerhead was brought ashore around 69th
Street. Because of the greed, ignorance and insensitiv-
ity of a fisherman, the turtle had been strangled by an
illegal fish trap.
How sad and useless that a wonderful creature
should have suffered such an end and sadder still is the
fact that there probably will be no nests in this area next
year. I for one will miss that.
Martha Bell Stukenborg, Louisville, KY
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THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 2, The Drowsy Thirties
by June Alder
Cherubic Marion Colman rode in style when she was a baby in Connecticut.
The Colman family father
George, mother Lula and their spin-
ster daughter Marion settled in the
north section of Anna Maria Island in
the first year of the Great Depression.
George bought a frame cottage -
two rooms and a veranda with an out-
house, of course on Magnolia Av-
enue (the southern boundary of his fa-
ther-in-law George Emerson Bean's
old homestead). It was mostly jungle
around them, except for the 1914-
built schoolhouse across the street.
There was very little money com-
ing in, only interest from what
Colman had been able to save as a
grocer. Like most other Islanders,
they tended a vegetable garden and
citrus trees, kept chickens in their
yard and ate a lot of fish.
Also, like most Islanders, the
Colmans didn't own a car. They de-
pended on the "Island bus" to get to
the mainland for groceries. It was not
a bus at all, but an old truck the Island
mail carrier, Harry Ditmus, drove.
The affable Ditmus didn't mind let-
ting Anna Maria folks hitch free rides
to the mainland to buy groceries.
Marion usually went to town once
a week. On that day she would be sit-
ting quietly in the truck cab by the
time Mr. Ditmus was ready to make
his early morning rounds.
Here is her account of one of her
"It was a long, crooked road down
the Island. There were very few
houses to be seen. Holmes Beach did
not exist then. There were the [Sam]
Cobbs and the [John R.] Joneses and
a few others here and there. The Jones
place was off the highway a little
[near where Anna Maria Elementary
School is today]. It was a charming
spot where old Captain Jones had
planted many tropical trees and
"On the Gulf side was the beach
residence of the Sisters from the
Catholic Church who came from
Tampa on vacations [near today's
Manatee Beach]. Then there was the
old hotel at Ilexhurst [later called
Gulf Park Hotel]. It was a large build-
ing with sharp-pointed gables quite
an imposing landmark. There were a
number of houses and shops and a
large bath house at Cortez Beach
"We went buzzing along to the
end of the Island and went over the
bridge to Longboat Key [built in
1926]. Here there was a little post of-
fice called Long Beach where we
waited while the mail was sorted.
From Longboat Key we went to
Cortez where we had another wait,
and then on to Bradenton. We would
arrive back in Anna Maria in the early
"It was a long, tiresome trip but
there were pretty wild flowers to look
at and always a number of birds."
One day while waiting for the
Cortez drawbridge to close Marion
made up this poem:
Jaunty little sailboat, floating down
Hurry up, you slowpoke we can't
wait all day.
Motors lined up by the draw, waiting
just for you
As if there wasn't anything in all the
world to do.
There's that load of lumber for Billy's
Candy for the corner store, bread and
Matters of great moment awaiting all
Some are even trying to catch the
Saucy little sailboat, who do you think
That you should take precedence over
a motor car?
Lift your skirts and scurry through
And bother us no more!
*Perhaps a reference to garages re-
modeled into apartments.
Next: Forgive them
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Claim filed in July 4
David Monteith is seeking $100,000 in damages
after a dive off a Bradenton Beach dock July 4 left him
The Holmes Beach man said through an attorney
that the dock at Seventh Street South in Bradenton
Beach did not display any posted warning signs or dan-
ger signs indicating no diving due to shallow water.
The dock, built by residents at their expense, is adja-
cent to public land and has been classed by city offi-
cials as a public dock. The city maintains liability in-
surance on the structure.
Monteith, 36, was visiting friends at Seventh Street
South when he decided to go for a swim. He dove off
the bayside dock in about two feet of water. He suf-
fered a C-4 fracture in his neck and is paralyzed, ac-
cording to his attorneys, Thomas Flynn and Edward
The attorneys notified the city, Manatee County
and the Florida Department of Insurance of the mon-
etary claim with the provision that if the claim is not
met a suit in circuit court will result. Bradenton Beach's
insurer, the Florida League of Cities, is handling the
matter for the city.
Police seek witnesses
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson is look-
ing for witnesses to a motor vehicle accident that oc-
curred Monday, Nov. 17 at 1:20 p.m. at the intersection
of East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue in Holmes
Anyone who witnessed the two-car crash should
call Stephenson at 778-7875.
New officers for
community center board
The Anna Maria Island Community Center Board
of Directors elected the following officers for the 1997-
98 year: Andy Price, chairman; Allen Bobo, vice chair-
man; Yvonne Shook, treasurer; and Linda Loken, sec-
Master gardener plant sale
Beach dune sunflowers, pictured above, will be among the native plants available at the Manatee County
Master Gardener plant sale on Nov. 22 and 23. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Palmetto
Tomato Festival at Heritage Park, 525 10 Ave. W., Palmetto. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
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Anna Maria Elementary to
participate in History Fair
The 13th annual Manatee County Public Schools
History Fair will be held Wednesday and Thursday,
Nov. 19-20, at the Manatee Convention and Civic Cen-
ter, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Fourth through 12th-grade students will partici-
pate, entering individual projects or in groups of up to
five students. Judging will be on three levels, Senior,
Middle and Elementary school grades 4-5. Prizes will
be awarded in all categories.
Locally, The Islander is sponsoring prizes for win-
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The public is invited to attend.
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No quick fix for traffic tie-ups
By Paul Roat
"The traffic congestion today is just the tip of the
iceberg. It's going to get a whole lot worse."
Those words of gloom come from George Mendez,
a marketing specialist with the Sarasota-Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization. He has been touring
the two-county area speaking to municipal and county
officials to enlist their help in encouraging people to
travel in ways other than motor vehicles.
The reason for the increased traffic on roads is not
a new concept with 82 people per week coming to
Manatee County since 1990, more people mean more
cars and more visits to the beaches and parks on Anna
Maria Island. The current county population of 241,422
is estimated to increase 42 percent by the year 2020,
"We just have too many cars wanting space on the
highway system," Mendez said.
Mendez is proposing something called Transpor-
tation Demand Management as the leading method of
alleviating traffic tie-ups. TDM is not new or particu-
larly innovative, and is based on carpools or van pools
to go to stores, work or elsewhere.
The simple mathematics of the proposal works out
to four people in one car translating to three less cars
on the road. Multiply that saving by a hundred com-
muters and you've made a serious dent in the traffic,
parking and pollution problems we're faced with today.
Speaking of pollution, Mendez said 56 percent of air
pollution comes from motor vehicle emissions, according
to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study.
"The most environmentally damaging thing we do
during our life is that of driving," Mendez said. By remov-
ing one car driven 12,000 miles per year can eliminate
about 10,500 pounds of emissions from the atmosphere.
If 15,000 Floridians gave up their cars for one day,
316,650 pounds of pollutants wouldn't end up in our air.
Other savings that would occur with car pooling is
gasoline savings. Nationwide, boosting the occupancy of
cars during rush hour traffic from one person to two would
translate into a 40-million-gallon saving of fuel daily.
If those same 15,000 Floridians didn't drive for one
day, 15,000 gallons of gas wouldn't have been used.
Signage is planned along roads throughout the re-
gion, including the Island, for early next year to encour-
age people to band together and travel in one vehicle
whenever possible, he said.
Mendez also said he would encourage the Island
communities to look at mainland sites for park and ride
areas for beachgoers. That program would ease park-
ing on the Island during peak beach days, lessen the
gridlock as beachgoers go home and make it a little
easier to get around on the roads.
Other changes proposed in the TDM program in-
clude the following:
Improving traffic operations at intersections by
widening turn lanes, establishing better traffic signal-
ization systems that would allow more cars to get
through an intersection and re-routing cars where pos-
sible to other less-traveled highways.
Encouraging high-occupancy vehicles by providing
guaranteed ride home programs. Mendez said one of the
biggest reasons people don't carpool is because of a fear
that a home emergency will not allow them a way to get
home. If employers guaranteed a car to get someone home
if needed, more people would carpool. he said.
Develop better mass transit system routes that
match the travel needs of commuters.
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More bike lanes, sidewalks and other alternative
methods of transportation.
Change the pricing system of toll roads to increase
the fare during rush hours and decrease the fare in non-
peak hours. A corollary to this change would be to encour-
age employers to offer flexible working hours for employ-
ees so not everyone in an area has to be at work at 9 a.m.
and leave at 5 p.m., exacerbating the rush hour traffic.
Change growth management plans to have new
development in outlying areas feature non-motorized
Develop a better communication system on roads
to alert motorists of accidents ahead of them so alter-
native routes may be taken to avoid traffic tie-ups. Part
of this proposal would include in-vehicle information
systems that would alert a driver of an accident and
offer an alternative route.
Adding more roads to the traffic system or enlarg-
ing the existing roads is not a financially viable means
to improve traffic flow, Mendez said, especially on the
Island where residents have staunchly opposed widen-
ing of Gulf Drive. Even if road widening were pushed,
the cost of buying property would be astronomical and
"It takes eight years to go through the process at the
MPO level to improve a road," Mendez said.
Movin' it along
Roser Memorial Conunu-
nit' Church in Anna
Maria City has reached
Ia -AAthe "mid-1point" to raise
the funds needed to
purchase a new $33,000
13-passenger van for
transportation needs of
the congregation. Anyone
interested in joining the
drivers' should call the
church at 778-0414.
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Poetry Night at Artists
Coffee and poetry among the art will be offered at
the Third Thursday Poetry Night to be held Thursday,
Nov. 20, at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Readings begin at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
For more information, call 778-7216.
International Beer Fest in
Sarasota this weekend
The Great Florida International Beer Fest will
bring beers from around the world to Sarasota on Fri-
day. Saturday and Sunday. Nov. 21, 22, and 23.
Three of the world's largest beer garden tents will
house 75 musicians and 15 national artists with over
30 beers will be available for tasting.
The fest will be held at the Ed Smith Stadium,
1800 E. Ave. N., Sarasota, on Friday from 5 to 10
p.m., Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, noon to
For information about the fest, call 366-6476.
unites 7 Island
Seven Island churches invite their congregations
and visitors to come together to worship at a unified
Thanksgiving service sponsored by All Island De-
The Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria City, will host the event on Wednesday,
Nov. 26, at 7 p.m.
Clergy from the seven churches will participate in
A combined choir is planned. Choir members in-
terested in singing should be at Island Baptist at 6: i5
p.m. that evening.
A free-will offering will be taken to help support
the Island Christmas program.
Wisconsin YMCA honors
Islanders Charles and JoAnn Lester received the
Key Leader Award from the South Wood County
YMCA, near their summer home in Port Edwards,
The Lesters received the award for their extensive
involvement and commitment to the YMCA and Camp
Alexander. More than 150 YMCA staff and volunteers
from Wisconsin and Upper Michigan gathered at the
annual Wisconsin Cluster YMCA Key Leaders Forum
held in October in the American Club in Kohler.
The award recognizes a volunteer from each
YMCA association or branch, who through their vol-
untary involvement and commitment to the YMCA,
make a difference.
Sunday organ recital at
Christian Science Church
Organ music will fill the Christian Science Church
The church located in Holmes Beach will host a
free recital to celebrate the installation of its new Allen
organ on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m.
The organist will be Ted Hayes of Sarasota. The
recital will be in memory of C. Vincent Wright, who
was the church's director of music for 10 years.
The public is invited to attend at 6300 Marina Drive.
Island Library to close for
If a good book is part of your Thanksgiving Day
plans, be sure to get to the Island Branch Library in
Holmes Beach before Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, and
Friday, Nov. 28.
All Manatee County Public Libraries will be closed
those two days to re-open on Saturday. Nov. 29.
Also, the Island Branch Library will close early at
6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Bayshore High and MCC
Orchestras to perform
The Bayshore High School Orchestra and Manatee
Community College Chamber Orchestra will present a
two-part concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, in Neel
Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
The Bayshore High School Orchestra will play
Symphony Number 12 by bohemian composer Vojtech
Jirovec and Elegio in D Major.
The MCC Chamber Orchestra will perform origi-
nal works by composer and MCC adjunct Rex Willis.
Call 755-1511, ext. 4240 for ticket information.
Good Earth store names
Cliff Schultz has been named manager of Good
Earth Natural Foods located at 3110 53rd Ave. E.
(S.R. 70 in Cedar Plaza, across from Wal-Mart
Schultz will be responsible for the day-to-day op-
erations at the new 4,500 square foot store, supervision
of the employees, as well as direct work with custom-
ers and suppliers.
Contact the store at 756-4372.
Enjoy pancakes at St.
Bernard's on Sunday
The activity center of St. Bernard Catholic Church
will be the site of a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Nov.
23, from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
Homemade pancakes with sausage, orange juice
and coffee will be served for a donation $2.50 for adults
and $1 for children.
Homemade baked goods will also be available.
The church is located at 248 S. Harbor Drive,
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M NOVEMBER 19, 1997 0 PAGE 11 II[
Gifts, or money to buy them, are being accepted by
the Anna Maria Island Privateers for the annual kids'
Rick Maddox, president of the hard-working local
charitable organization, said Santa Claus will host Is-
land children as the annual Christmas parade ends
about 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6.
The parade will roam the length of the Island from
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria City to Coquina Beach
at the southern tip, starting at 10 a.m. Applications for
parade units are being gathered now by Maddox and
Prominent in the parade will the Privateers' boat
float, exiled form the Island by Holmes Beach
officialdom but returning for the parade. When the
parade disbands at Coquina, Santa Claus will use the
boat float as headquarters for handing out gifts.
These Christmas presents will compete for young-
sters' attention with free hot dogs and Coca Colas,
which also will be handed out beginning at 11:30 a.m.
"We've had as many as 700 youngsters at the
party," said John Swager, immediate past president of
the Privateers. "Last year there was a competing event
and we still had 500."
The Privateers spend between $750 and $1.500 of
the organization's funds for gifts, depending on how
many donations they get they just check Santa's bag
and make sure it's full.
Many individuals and businesses donate gifts or
cash to buy them, Swager said. "We got something like
50 stuffed animals from one person."
Stuffed animals are a big item with children, he
noted, and small games, toys, beach items, rafts and so
on are donated by Island shops and distributed. Not to
mention the hundreds of pirate eye patches and plas-
tic swords that are spread among the young annually.
Swager hopes Santa will hold up for his three-hour
appearance he offers his lap to each one of the hun-
dreds of youngsters. But, Swager said, that part is lim-
ited to children up to 12 years of age.
500-plus gifts for Privateers
Christmas party, parade
Paul G. Hockenbury Sr.
Paul G. Hockenbury Sr., 76, of Bradenton, died
Nov. 13, in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Highbridge, N.J., Mr. Hockenbury came to
Manatee County from Carteret, N.J., in 1972. He was
a retired machinery maintenance man for U.S.G. Corp.
in Clark, N.J. He was a member of D.A.V. Chapter No.
18 and V.F.W. Post No. 10141, both in Bradenton, and
Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge No 2188. He served
in the U.S. Navy During World War II.
He is survived by a son, Paul Jr. of Bradenton; a
sister, Mildred Zekoll of Glen Gardner, N.J.; and two
No visitation was held. A memorial service was
held at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, Bradenton,
with the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 2188 and
Chaplain Ray Hall officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to American
Heart Association, 5899 Whitfield Ave., Suite 200,
Sarasota, FL 34243, or National Foundation of Florida
Inc., 1040 Woodcock Rd., Suite 119, Orlando, FL
Maxine Holcomb, 72, of Bradenton, died Nov. 13
Born in Dalton, Ga., Mrs. Holcomb came to Mana-
tee County from Atlanta in 1979. She was a home-
maker and a member of Northwest Baptist Church of
She is survived by her husband, C.W. "Dub," and
a daughter, Susan "Chris" Westray of Louisville, Ky.,
and Holmes Beach.
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Bradenton. Services were held at the funeral
home with the Rev. Jim Metz officiating. Burial was
in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Ky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Bradenton, c/o Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34243, or Northwest Baptist Church
of Bradenton, P.O. Box 14817, Bradenton, FL 34280.
Donald L. Kroger
Donald L. Kroger, 66, of Clearwater Beach and
formerly of Anna Maria Island, died Nov. 18, at
Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater.
Born in Louisville, Ky., Mr. Kroger moved to
Anna Maria Island as a child in the 1940s. He was a
U.S. Navy veteran. In 1976, he moved to Clearwater
and retired as an aircraft mechanic with Eastern Air-
lines, Tampa. He belonged to the Eastern Airlines
Retirees Association in Tampa and the Honorable Or-
der of Kentucky Colonels in Louisville, Ky.
He is survived by two sons, Donald Jr. of
Bradenton and Terry of Palmetto; three daughters,
Brenda Bagshaw of Nashua, N.H., Sherry Durrance of
Palmetto, and Tracey Lee Goff of Norfolk, Va.; his
father, Jack of Palmetto; a brother, Alan of Greenville,
S.C.; a sister Donna Marie Kroger of Palmetto; and
Rhodes Funeral Directors, Clearwater, was in
charge of the arrangements.
The Island Poet
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Who keeps her cool and is smiling all the time.
She takes all the customers' complaints and never seems to worry,
Even though most folks are impatient and always in a hurry.
Then there's the customer who argues to no avail,
That the article he has is the one that is on sale.
And when he is proven wrong and they call his bluff,
He throws the article down and goes off in a huff.
But when you pick up your packages and go on your way,
The clerk always smiles and says, "Now have a nice day."
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Peg Lyons, left, introduces Barbara Anton, the
first speaker in this season's Focus on Florida
Series sponsored by Friends of the Island Li-
brary. This will be Lyons' last year heading the
series she started in 1986. Lyons also served as
president of the Friends of the Island Library
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All Island Denominations
sponsors Thanksgiving Eve
service Nov. 26
The Island's community Thanksgiving Eve Ser-
vice will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, under the
sponsorship of All Island Denominations.
The service will be at the Island Baptist Church,
8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The offering will be
used in support of "All Island Christmas," said the
Music will include organists Cliff Burgess of Roser
Community Church and Carl Parks of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, with solos by Sandy Taylor of Island
Baptist Church who also is choir director.
Participants in the formal program will include:
Opening sentences by Rev. Patrick Farrell, of St.
Bernard Catholic Church; greeting and welcome, Rev.
James M. Meena, Island Baptist; opening prayer,
Charles Reed, First Church of Christ Scientist;
Old Testament lesson, Rev. Wayne D. Kirk, Roser
Memorial Community Church; New Testament lesson,
Father Donald Baier, St. Bernard; pastoral prayer, Father
Richard Fellows, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation;
Sermon, Rev. Danith Kilts, Gloria Dei; offertory
prayer, Dr. J. Clement Walker, Harvey Memorial Com-
munity Church; Benediction, Rev. Kilts.
All Island Denominations of Anna Maria Island is
made up of members of all seven churches on the Is-
land, and serves as a clearinghouse for helping house,
feed and clothe those in need. Food baskets are distrib-
uted at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
Planning for Thanksgiving
The planners for the Island community Thanksgiving Eve service are Rev. James M. Meena, left, Father Donald
Baier, Rev. Wayne D. Kirk, standing, Rev. Danith Kilts, Father Richard Fellows, Dr. J. Clement Walker.
Artist Jill Cannady's work, "Goodbye Friend," is fea-
tured in the "Florida Invitational Exhibit" on display
through Dec. 7, at the Sarasota Visual Art Center, 707
N. Tamiami Trail. The show is a mix of more than 21
Florida-based artists. Admission is free. For regular
exhibit hours, call 365-2032. Islander Photo: Courtesy
of the Sarasota Visual Art Center
Banner of a show
The Longboat Key Art Center will present its ninth
annual Art on the Avenue art show from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Avenue of the Flowers
Shopping Center, at the mid-key traffic light on
Longboat Key. Showing off the banner announcing the
juried art show are, from left, Gini McArdle, event
chairwoman, June Lefkovitz, Joan Sapstein and Sandy
Tull. Art League offers Herbie Rose holiday cards
November 22, 1997
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Island Players' suite performance
By Michelle Timpanaro
What do a feud over a forgotten anniversary, a
producer's desire to reunite with his high school sweet-
heart and a bashful bride's pre-wedding jitters have in
common? They all took place in suite 719 at the Plaza
Hotel in New York City.
Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite," directed by Phyllis
Elfenbein, is the second production of the Island Play-
ers' 1997-98 season. The three-act comedy was writ-
ten and produced in the early 1960s, but this contem-
porary revival examines age-old issues of how we de-
ceive ourselves, as well as others.
In the first act, Joy Courtney subdued her efferves-
cence for her role as sophisticated Karen Nash, a pas-
sive, yet out-spoken wife, desperately attempting to
reach out to her husband for attention. Distinctly re-
membering the wedding 23 or 24 years ago, Karen
plans to rekindle the lost love by going back to her
honeymoon suite with her husband for their anniver-
Richard Lawall was "well suited" as Karen's hus-
band. He works to maintain his business-like attitude
but Karen's passive and unusually calm manner easily
ruffles her husband.
In the second act, the atmosphere changes from
mid-December to a chilly March day as the audience
meets Jesse Kiplinger, played by Keith Barnett. As a
New Jersey hometown boy gone Hollywood producer,
Barnett excels. With his smooth talk and gentle touch,
Jesse plans to seduce his former high school sweetheart
As Muriel, Kelly Wynn-Woodland shows us a
sheltered, somewhat naive housewife who is looking
for spice in her life in her first appearance on the Island
stage, having directed in the past. When she arrives at
Kiplinger's suite, she manages with expression to make
it obvious that guilt begins to overcome her.
Fluttering around the stage like a school girl,
Muriel can't help wondering what life would be like if
she'd stayed with Kiplinger. After 17 years apart,
Muriel's life has changed a great deal and she just as
quickly shows us that she's not quite sure why she went
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to see him in the first place.
In the final act we move to a warm afternoon in
June as a polished Gabe Simches and refined Miriam
Ring introduce us to their characters, Mr. and Mrs.
Hubley. Both actors are experienced and well known
to Island theater goers, Simches additionally as the
Players' board president.
As the Hubley's prepare for daughter Mimsey's
wedding, Mrs. Hubley's worst fear comes true her
daughter refuses to "come out of the bathroom and get
On summoning Mr. Hubley, the couple makes
feeble yet follied attempts to get their daughter, played
by Kelly Wynn-Woodland in her third role of the
evening, out of the bathroom and up to the alter.
The performances exhibit the fitness and experience
of director Elfenbein, who updated the play from the
'60s only to "show things haven't really changed when
it comes to age-old issues: how we deceive ourselves
and others, and how we wish we could all live happily
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The set was attractive, not overdone, and
appropriate to a hotel suite. The dim lighting in the bed-
room set the mood for Kiplinger's moves appropri-
ately. The acting was well done, the staging moved
smoothly and the first-class New York hotel patrons
were appropriately costumed but we were left
yearning for more comedy in a play that lacks a mes-
sage or a moral'.
Behind the comedy is a "bite of truth," according
It's a three-way slice of life, Simon-style.
The Island Players' production of Neil Simon's
"Plaza Suite" runs through Tuesday, Nov. 23. Curtain
rises nightly Tuesday-Sunday at 8 p.m. There is a mati-
nee on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 each or $50 for
the five-play season.
The theater is located at Gulf Drive and Pine Av-
enue in the City of Anna Maria where the box office is
open daily, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and also an hour before
each performance. For ticket reservation and informa-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 11. burglary, 204 Pine Ave., Eddie B's res-
taurant. The complainant reported a person unknown
broke a padlock and removed six cases of beer.
Nov. 11, stolen tag, 700 block of Fern.
Nov. 6, grand theft auto, no valid driver's license,
DWLS, Coquina Beach. The officer on patrol observed
a suspicious vehicle, checked the tag and learned the
vehicle was stolen. He activated his lights and ordered
the driver and passenger out of the vehicle. The passen-
ger said he didn't know the vehicle was stolen and was
picked up by the driver while hitchhiking. The driver
confirmed this and the passenger was released.
The driver said his grandmother let him borrow the
vehicle in Albermarle, N.C., in September. The officer
contacted a detective in Albermarle who confirmed
what the driver said, but added that he also borrowed
his grandmother's gas credit card and hadn't returned.
with either of them. The detective said the driver
fraudulently used the credit card several times before
it was confiscated in Mississippi. He was placed in
Nov. 7, grand theft auto, 200 block of Second
Street South. The victim reported she had a party and
the next morning her vehicle was missing.
Nov. 8, Pines Trailer Park. The victim reported
a person unknown threw a glass onto the roof of her ve-
hicle causing $500 in damages.
Nov. 8, DUI, DWLS, obstruction by false infor-
mation, 2400 block of Gulf Drive. The officer operat-
ing radar clocked Philip T. Spaziani, of St. Thomas,
Virgin Islands, traveling 46 mph in a 35-mph zone with
his left tires over the center line. The officer activated
his lights, pulled behind the vehicle and observed
Spaziani swerve across the center line, then travel with
his left tires on the center line for 200 feet before stop-
Spaziani said he didn't have his driver's license,
registration or proof of insurance, but gave the officer
his name and date of birth. The officer administered
field performance tests and placed Spaziani in custody.
The officer did a search and learned Spaziani had given
a false date of birth, his driver's license was suspended
and he had a warrant from North Carolina.
Nov. 9, suspicious circumstances, 2400 block of
Avenue B. The complainant reported an unknown sub-
ject entered his home through an open front door,
stared at him for a few seconds and fled. The subject
was not found.
Nov. 10, burglary, 2400 block of Avenue C. The
victim reported a person unknown entered a shed and
removed a motor valued at $200.
Nov. 11, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Bayside. The officer on patrol observed a vehicle with
a broken window, located the owner and found a per-
son unknown had removed credit cards, a checkbook,
$15 in cash and a purse valued at $35. Damages were
Nov. 11, DWLS, 201 Gulf Drive N., Oma's
Pizza. The officer on patrol observed the subject get in
a car and begin to drive away. The officer knew the
subject had a suspended license and stopped him. A
check revealed the subject had three pages of suspen-
sions, and he was placed in custody.
Nov. 11, theft of three bicycles valued at $400,
2200 block of Avenue B.
Nov. 5, theft, 6500 block of Gulf Drive. The vic-
tim reported he checked an apartment he had not lived
in for several months and found that most of the fur-
nishings had been removed. They were valued at
Nov. 6, burglary of a laser print valued at $5,
8000 block of Marina Drive.
Nov. 8, disturbance. 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor
Inn. The complainant reported the subject repeatedly
returned to the bar after being told to stay away. The
complainant issued a trespass warning to the subject.
Nov. 8, vandalism, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
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hicle had its window broken out, had a picnic table
placed on the roof and eggs thrown at it. The officer
checked and found the tag and decal were not active.
The vehicle was towed as abandoned.
Nov. 8, robbery, 500 block of 71st Street. The
victim, a caregiver, reported she was visiting a patient
and the subject came home and began accusing her of
stealing from the patient. She said he pushed her down
and ordered her from the residence.
She said she produced $40 in cash and an ATM
receipt to prove she didn't steal any money, and he
slapped her across the face, took the money and or-
dered her to leave. The officer responded and the sub-
ject denied having the money. Based on the victim's
affidavit and a mark on her face, the officer placed the
subject in custody.
Nov. 9, DWLS, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue. The
officer on patrol observed the subject traveling without
headlights and stopped him. A check showed numer-
ous suspensions on his license, and he was placed in
custody and issued a citation for the headlight viola-
Nov. 9, vandalism, 200 block of 43rd Street. The
victim reported an unknown person scratched the doors
of a vehicle.
Nov. 9, vandalism, 200 block of 43rd Street. A
second victim reported an unknown person scratched
the doors and front fender of a vehicle.
Nov. 9, vandalism, 2900 block of Avenue C. The
victim reported an unknown person knocked her mail-
box over breaking the post. Damages were $25.
Nov. 10, suspicious, 6800 block of Palm Drive.
The complainant reported several juveniles were look-
ing in the windows of the residence and trying to open
the doors. They were not found.
Nov. 9, theft of a crab trap valued at $25, 500
block of 74th Street.
Nov. 10, found property a bicycle, 28th Street
and Avenue B.
Nov. 12, prescription fraud, 3248 East Bay Drive,
Walgreen's Pharmacy. The complainant reported the
suspect purchased a prescription from the pharmacy
illegally. After the suspect paid for the prescription, the
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Worn out, NOT
Leave it to an out of towner to tell folks how great
it is here, what we got or not, what we're like and why
folks should come here.
Leave it to them to get it wrong.
Some months ago I was pleased to learn from Snooks
Adams, former Holmes Beach police chief and storyteller,
that someone contacted him from the Miami Herald, to do
an interview for a story about this area.
They got ahold of Snooks because he was born
here and knows plenty about the "way things were."
The headline is innocent enough: "Anna Maria:
another state of mind." Follow that, though, with a sub-
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What? Perhaps more suited to a state of Florida
tourism slogan, we take umbrage with the thought that
Anna Maria "lures the worn-out and weary."
But there's more. Author Charlotte Caffrey says
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she threw the bag containing the prescription behind a
shelf. The officers found the prescription bag and said
the suspect confirmed it was hers. She was placed in
custody. A search of her purse revealed a second pre-
scription for a controlled substance that was not the
Nov. 13, assistance, 5600 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer pushed a disabled vehicle off the road and
contacted AAA to respond.
Nov. 13, assistance, 7100 block of Marina Drive.
The complainant reported a subject was traveling
slowly up and down the street on a motorcycle. The
officer located the subject, learned he was lost and es-
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trendy Longboat Key."
Sounds like a dig to me, but then we don't want
people to relate us to Long-o-boat, do we?
Reading on, our chamber of commerce refers to us
a "mom-and-pop island." Caffrey calls it "folksy," say-
ing the Anna Maria City Pier is so casual that shoes
seem out of place.
Not so bad, you say. Casual is good, is it not? Well,
jump back, pier restaurant operator John Home.
Caffrey says to wear shoes because "the wood is old
and splinters are big." Then she buries the hatchet with,
"Food at the pier is plain, beer plentiful."
Had Caffrey actually walked the planks or eaten
the food, she couldn't say such things.
She got the layout of the land all wrong too, say-
ing that besides the town of Anna Maria, the Island has
three smaller communities and four generous beaches.
She apparently considers Holmes Beach, Bradenton
Beach, Coquina Beach and the Manatee County Beach
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Me neither, Snooks said.
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Fifty years of Island news
Anna Maria Island's first newspaper was not a
newspaper at least according to the newspaper.
The Bradenton Beachcomber datelined its first issue
Christmas 1947, announcing in a front-page story called
"The World, The Flesh and The Devil" that "Bradenton
Beach needs a newspaper like a long-distance swimmer
needs a toilet. What is put in, must come out."
The tongue-in-cheek article continued, "Newspa-
pers are unnecessary here ... except when other perfo-
rated kinds of paper fail. Practically every inhabitant of
Bradenton Beach is a news-hawk, a star reporter or a
At that time, Bradenton Beach was the popula-
tion center on the Island where there were only
about 900 people and 470 houses Island-wide. The
cities of Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach
weren't incorporated yet.
"Everybody on the Island is informed of every-
thing that happens about 35 seconds after the event....
There is no reason why a newspaper should exist on
this Island, where every man is a leg-man and every
woman a crusader.
"So we have decided to publish a newspaper with-
out news. The Bradenton Beachcomber will contain
only items of human interest.... In general, we will
confine ourselves to generalizations about people and
things about the world, the flesh and the devil."
According to the late Jean Blassingame, who
shared her copy of the Beachcomber with us, Kersh
insisted on writing the ads himself. She said, "I agreed
to buy an ad for the tavern I owned on Bridge Street
and asked him to come back the next day for the copy.
'Oh no,' he said. 'I write the ads."'
Of Blassingame's establishment, Kersh said, "Sun-
set Lounge: This is by no means a bad pub. We never
saw the sun set in it but its well worth visiting. Mr.
Jones is a friendly, fair-dealing sort of geezer, and the
lady of the house is of remarkable beauty: It is possible
to find peace and quiet there."
Kersh packed up his entourage and left his residence
at the Gulf Park Hotel shortly after his first and only edi-
tion of The Beachcomber never to be heard from on
Anna Maria again, according to Blassingame. She said he
was disgruntled by what he considered a general lack of
hospitality from pub owners toward his dog.
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Indeed, he wrote an article "Floridian Bites Dog,"
which ended with, "Until the Floridian anti-dog law is
altered there must be some other, more tolerant part of the
world for us. We intend to look for it, with our dog."
Enter the News
The first continuously published newspaper on
Anna Maria Island, Anna Maria Key News, was started
in 1949 by Ellen Brackin (later Ellen Marshall, still
residing in Anna Maria) and Harriet Williams (later
The World, The Flesh and
Bradenton Beach needs a newspaper like a long-distance
swimmer needs a Toilet.
What is put in must come out. The inhabitants of this place
do not keep secrets and if by some crazy chance some eccentric
person decides to retain a confidence he or she (generally she) is
diagnosed as needing some kind of verbal purgative; so that in a
little while all the secreted dirt comes out in a gush of whispers.
and there is nodding and winking, leering and nudging, up and
down the Island.
Newspapers are unnecessary here . except when other
perforated kinds of papers fail. Practically every inhabitant of
Bradenton Beach is a news-hawk. a star reporter, a gossip-column-
The nice news is scarcely worth reporting.
A child is born in lawful wedlock . a man and a woman
decide to get publicly married ... the Fire Department adver-
tises a Wiener Roast (mis-spelt) to celebrate the awarding of a
deep-freeze . there is a hurricane and a house is blown into
the Gulf ... a little bomb goes off bang and is diagnosed as a
bomb that went off bang-who cares? Seriously, who wants to
Everybody on the Island is informed of everything that hap-
pens on the Island about 35 seconds after the event. Bralentnn
Harriet Blair of Sarasota).
When she came to the Island in 1947, Marshall was
a war widow and stayed at Angler's Lodge on the bay.
She became friends with Harriet and together they pub-
lished the weekly newspaper. The Key News was an
"We were young and had a lot of energy," says
Marshall. "We soon became secretaries for all the or-
ganizations on the Island. Then we got the idea to pro-
duce a newspaper. I didn't know much about it but I
was gifted with intestinal fortitude."
On the front page of the Sept. 7, 1950, issue,
Marshall writes how an unnamed hurricane flooded the
Island, causing considerable damage. But she empha-
sized that natives rose to the occasion.
Marshall took the Bradenton daily to task for re-
porting that "helpless residents were scared and grim
and that rescuers from the mainland found barefoot
women wandering around aimlessly."
In her put down, she wrote, "We must remember
to wear white tie and tails during the next hurricane."
The major controversy on the Island in the early
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NEWSPAPERS, FROM PAGE 16
months of 1950 was whether Anna Maria Island should
have several municipalities or be one community, the
Key News reported.
The City of Anna Maria had incorporated in
1923 with Capt. W. "Mitch" Davis as mayor. But by
1950, in the wake of the post-World War II boom,
sentiment had grown for the incorporation of the
southern portion of the Island.
In strongly worded editorials, Marshall backed the
cause of one Island, one city, "whether it's Bradenton
Beach, Anna Maria or Gasparilla Gulch."
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It was a losing battle.
On March 13, 1950, 61 of 75 mid-Island residents
voted to incorporate and voted 49-12 for the new city
to be named Holmes Beach with Halsey Tichenor Jr.
the first mayor.
On Dec. 21, 1950, Bradenton Beach became a city
by a vote of 84 to 56. Bernard Wagaman served as its
News to Islander
The Anna Maria Key News ceased publishing on
March 1. 1951.
Its successor in the newspaper trade on Anna Maria
didn't last long, apparently lived unremarked and died
unmourned. It was named The Island News and appar-
ently only one copy survives. It is dated May 24, 1951.
Longtime Island newsman Don Moore says, "If you've
got a copy it's the only one I've ever heard of and may
be worth a fortune as a collector's item."
Our copy was courtesy of Snooks Adams of
The paper lists Robert J. Holly as editor and T.L.
Tripp as advertising manager, and notes Holmes Beach
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was enjoying the "biggest (building) boom in the his-
tory of the Island."
Holly's newspaper changed names from Your Is-
land Newspaper to The Island News but didn't last long
either way. Tripp says Holly left the Island for St. Pe-
tersburg and may have stayed in the newspaper busi-
ness but didn't stay in touch.
"We met somehow and learning of my background
in advertising, Holly asked, 'How good are you at collect-
ing money?' I went around to see some merchants -
there wasn't a lot of them collected some money and
sold some more ads but as I recall it was very short-lived.
I don't think it lasted more more than year," Tripp said.
Indeed, on Nov. 15, 1951, the first edition of the
longest-published Island newspaper. The Islander,
rolled off the presses. It was eight pages with no sub-
scribers and no advertisers. Circulation was 500.
There was no bridge between Anna Maria Island
and Longboat, and wouldn't be for another six years.
The only way to drive to the mainland was via a rick-
ety wooden bridge from Bradenton Beach to Cortez.
The way of life on the Island was summed up in a
line under The Islander's nameplate which proclaimed,
"Where Life Is Peaceful ... and Fishing Is Good."
Harry Varley was the founder, editor and pub-
lisher. Varley was no newcomer to the publishing busi-
ness. Having been with a New York City advertising
agency for years, he went on to become president of
Schick Razor Co. before coming to Anna Maria.
Varley originally came from England and was
known for his outspoken manner, weaving editorial
comment with news stories.
In his 1971 Islander obituary, future editors Don
Moore and Steve Kimball wrote, "To say he was well-
liked would be only half true. To say he was disliked
would be no closer to the truth.
"In the newspaper profession it is axiomatic that an
editor- if he is doing a good job never will win any
popularity contest. It also is said that the true gauge of
an editor's worth is not necessarily the number of
friends he has made, but the number and caliber of the
enemies he has made.
"Harry Varley scored well on both sides of the
Varley's tenure at The Islander lasted eight years
when in 1959 the paper was handed over to Judd
Arnett. For five months Arnett and his wife ran The
Islander, then went back north where Arnett became a
columnist for the Detroit Free Press.
Steve Kimball took over following Arnett's depar-
ture. Kimball later would become a mayor of Anna
As the Island grew, Kimball switched the focus of
the Islander to providing hard news coverage of local
events. He is credited with changing the printing pro-
cess from letter press to offset printing.
Like Varley, Kimball voiced his opinions on sub-
jects of importance to the community, but unlike
Varley limited his comments to the editorial page. It
was a page that spoke with authority but did not try to
drown out other points of view.
In the early 1960s, Don Moore joined the staff and
in 1970 became the third editor and publisher after he
and his wife Roxanne bought the paper.
A University of Florida School of Journalism
graduate, Moore had innovative ideas and a "tell it like
it is" style that would win the paper many awards.
Under Moore's guidance The Islander expanded
into the commercial printing business on Jan. 3. 1974.
The plant not only produced The Islander but several
other small papers around Florida.
The Islander won a number of Florida Press Asso-
ciation awards with Moore at the helm. By 1974. the
paper garnered two national awards, something no
other Florida weekly has accomplished.
Moore's younger brother Colin joined the paper in
1977 and became editor when Don Moore sold his
publishing business including The Islander, the
Bavshore Banner and the printing operation in May
1980 to The New York Times.
Ed Warren was installed as publisher and in 1981, on
the paper's 30th anniversary, he said, "After 30 years of
progress we're looking forward to a bright future and an-
other 30 years of progress with our readers."
Not to be, in 1984, The Islander was again sold,
again a family-owned paper. Richard Ingham, owner of
the Zephyrhills News, bought the paper and appointed
his son Sky as publisher. Ingham eventually changed
the paper's name to The Anna Maria Islander Press.
'June Alder, a veteran reporter with the paper, suc-
ceeded Colin Moore as editor but left the position in
May 1985 to return to her first love reporting the
always fascinating news on the Island.
Shirley Foor, a former Bradenton Herald manag-
ing editor, replaced Alder, with Dennis Ecklund suc-
ceeding Foor as editor.
Islander Press printed its final edition in on July
Pat Copeland, then editor, said staffers were dis-
mayed over the paper's demise.
"The saddest part was the loss of an Island institu-
tion," Copeland said. "It would have been the 40th
anniversary year of The Islander."
In 1954, Bob and Gret'n Daughaday had started a
"shopper" based in Holmes Beach and a local woman
(grandmother of former Islander reporter Mark Ratliff)
named it The Beachcomber in a write-in contest.
The Beachcomber was sold in 1976 to the
Bradenton Shopping Guide and Bette Kissick managed
the popular shopper from 1976 to 1990. They began
printing on its trademark yellow newsprint in 1977 but
never published Island news.
The Beachcomber was acquired along with a group
of shoppers in 1988 by Westminister Publishing, which
in turn eventually sold to TS Publications Inc., an af-
filiate of the Toronto Sun Publishing Company.
Meanwhile, Don Moore had returned to Anna Maria
in January 1989 to launch a new weekly paper, The Island
Sun, in direct competition with The Islander Press.
Competition for advertising dollars from the Sun
and Beachcomber were blamed for the demise of The
Within just a short time, Moore's staff was stunned
by the sale of the eight-month-old Island Sun to TS
Publications. Editor and publisher Don Moore made
the agreement to sell his second Island publication in
1990 following a heart attack.
TS published The Island Sun combined with a
madeover Beachcomber including entertainment news
for two years. They renamed it TGIF (Thank Goodness
It's Friday) Beachcomber and inserted it weekly as a
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second section in the Sun.
In November 1992, TS Publications announced
plans to transform its weekly newspapers, The Island
Sun, TGIF Beachcomber, Longboat Times, Sarasota
Times and two shoppers, Sarasota and Venice, into one
regional paper, The Weekly.
With a predicted absence of Island news in The
Weekly, advertising agency owner Bonner Presswood
decided to launch a newspaper that would serve the
needs of the Island community.
Presswood already operated a storefront for her
agency, MacBonner, in the Island Shopping Center.
Staff members pooled their resources and began sell-
ing advertisements. Joy Courtney, a former Island Sun
writer, signed on as the paper's first editor and the
newspaper, The Islander Bystander, managed to hit the
streets with its first edition the same week that TS Pub-
lications converted its publications to The Weekly.
"We were 12 pages the first two weeks, then 16
pages, 20, 24 and so on, until we hit 40 pages during
the first season based on the volume of advertising.
It happened so fast that we were all swept into per-
petual motion," says Presswood.
The Islander Bystander staff now boasts many
contributors from an assortment of former Island pa-
pers including long-time cartoonist Jack Egan, June
Alder, Pat Copeland, Paul Roat and Courtney, who
stepped down from editor to school reporter when her
motel business demanded more time.
Presswood was an advertising sales representative
at The Islander in 1978. She went on to help launch
Clubhouse magazine in Bradenton and Sarasota -
now Sarasota magazine and provided consulting to
other start-up publications.
"When it was evident the Island Sun would cease
publishing, I pooled the resources of everyone that
could help generate the news from three cities, write
about the people that live here and sell ads. All the
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Learning on a big scale
Anna Maria Elementary School student Sarah
Claussen says hello to John Storms, the Reptile Matn,
and Sally the python. Sally is one of many reptiles
Storms brings from his World of Reptiles facility in
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stand how important reptiles are to the environment.
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That was ...
3 By Kevin P. Cassidy
Center soccer winds down
Island Animal Clinic took a hard-fought 3-2 vic-
tory over Air & Energy in Division II soccer action
Monday night at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Logan Bystrom led the way with two goals
and an assist on the winning goal by Shanen Young.
The win wrapped up the Division II championship
- for Island Animal Clinic.
Island Animal Clinic had things going their way
early on as Chris Klotz, Bystrom and Sam Lott ef-
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& Energy defense but were unable to score due to
some nice saves by Air & Energy goalie Bryan
Island Animal Clinic finally broke through in the
18th minute when Bystrom took a throw-in from
Megan Shimandle and fired a hard, left-footed shot
from a difficult angle to put them in the lead 1-0.
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from Lott, and again Bystrom fired a shot with his
left foot to beat Bryan Pocino at the far post for a 2-
0 lead that held until halftime.
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 22
& Energy defense. With the regulation game now
into injury time, Young took a pass from Logan
Bystrom and scored the game-winning and ulti-
mately the championship-winning goal.
The second game of the night had LaPensee
Plumbing going up against Dowling Park. Dowling
Park never really challenged in this game, losing 5-
1 as Preston Copeland scored three goals while Joey
Mousseau and Tyler Krauss chipped in with one
each. Kim Wojalewski scored the lone Dowling Park
IFC kids blow away opponents
Saturday's Island Football Culb action saw un-
der-12s playing North River in the morning and the
under-14s against Venice in the afternoon both at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The morning game was a tough, action-filled af-
fair that could have gone either way, though the fi-
nal score of 4-1 would seem to indicate otherwise.
The game was scoreless until the 15th minute when
Taylor Manning took a pass from Michael Mijares
and hammered the ball past the North River goalie
for a 1-0 IFC lead.
Two minutes later, Mijares almost added to
IFC's lead but his shot went just wide of the goal.
Scoring was tough as both teams had tough pun-
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cheap. IFC almost found themselves tied when
North River played a perfect give-and-go as Ben
Sharp's shot beat goalie Trey Andricks, but it slowly
rolled just wide of the goal.
Near the end of the half, IFC put together some
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He turned away from the end line and made a beau-
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North River came right back to halve the score
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IFC added to their lead when Manning stole a
pass at midfield, beat his man down the wing and
shot from 25 yards past a surprised goalie to make
the score a more comfortable 3-1 with time winding
down. Courtney Taylor added a late insurance goal
on a nice pass from Bystrom to end the game with a
4-1 win and improve their overall record to 4-0.
The IFC U-14s took the field against Venice in
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 23
finishing with a rocket to make the score 6-0.
Venice again kicked off and strung two passes
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Josh Sato added another goal before half-time to
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took the ball down the left side and passed to a
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The Division I game was much the same as the
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early lead. The White Team came right back when
Jim Sebastiano brought the ball down the right wing
to score the equalizer five minutes later making the
With time running out in the first half, Lowman
found Ryan Quigley down the right wing and he beat
Ben Sato in goal for a 2-1 halftime Blue Team lead.
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Center soccer All star
The following soccer players are on the All star
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11- to 13-year-olds
Blue Team: Preston Copeland, Max Brickse,
Robert Bonaiuto, Ryan Quigley, Diego Felipe,
Aaron Lowman, Jim Mazza, Daniel VanAndle
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White Team: Ben Sato, Josh Sato. Matt Losek,
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season's schedule. Lately the adults have had trouble
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Lonzo also played well in the tie.
The IFC youth are back in action on Saturday with the
U-8 team playing a home game at the Center against
Westside United at 10:15 a.m. The U-12 team plays a
noon game against Manatee East at Braden River Com-
plex while the U- 14s hit the road to play Englewood 2, in
Englewood, at 3 p.m. The adults have a bye week and with
Thanksgiving won't play until Dec. 7.
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Rhythms of fall signal season's changes
By Bob Ardren
Ancient rhythms, triggered by last weekend's full
moon, have begun again in local waters. Mullet are
massing, and so beginning again a mysterious and age-
old rhythm of life.
Mullet, the fish that first brought Europeans to
Florida, a fish so rarely eaten now by Floridians that
probably not half of today's residents have ever
tasted it, is beginning its fall spawning run into the
Gulf of Mexico.
And as they have for centuries, fishers are waiting.
Our mullet heritage
The Spanish search for gold brought the first Eu-
ropeans to our shores, but discovery of mullet brought
the first real communities here. Fishers sailed long dis-
tances to come here and net mullet. The silver fish was
salted and eventually shipped by the boatload to places
like Havana, the Carolinas and even New York.
A century or more later, railways and railcars ar-
rived and with them, ice. Then untold more tons of
mullet fresh mullet were shipped overland to
anywhere people liked fish.
"Sometimes," Alcee Taylor of Cortez relates, "the
shipments were re-iced along the way."
One hopes so.
Alcee, curator of the historical museum in Cortez,
also remembers packing salted mullet into barrels. "A
layer of mullet, a layer of salt, a layer of mullet, a layer of
salt," he says, and then helping load those barrels onto
trains in Palmetto for shipment all over the country.
It's safe to say that mullet supported local fishing
communities such as Cortez, not only providing money
from sales outside Florida but by providing food dur-
ing the hard times. And there have been plenty of hard
times for fishers in Cortez over the years.
What was old is new again
Right now is one of those hard times.
Cast nets, the old way of catching mullet, are still
used in many parts of the world, and we're seeing them
here again in the wake of Florida's net ban in inshore
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Gone are the days of huge gill nets, which while
also hard work, allowed commercial fishers to catch
tons of mullet, sometimes in a single strike.
Today, some of Florida's mullet fishers are staying
on the water by going back to using cast nets. They are
the ones still strong enough and determined enough to
"cast their nets upon the waters" to earn their living.
The technique is ancient, but honest.
Here once again is a wish to all those fishers for
good luck as this year's mullet run gets underway.
Butterflies flutter by
Monarch butterflies are back, fluttering about and
brightening the landscape. It's another local rhythm.
Migrating in from the north, along with all the
other snowbirds, some of the butterflies will stay in our
area over the winter while others will flock up in spots
like local passes and try to fly to Mexico.
Meanwhile, the scarlet milkweed and pentas in my
yard are attracting dozens of Monarchs most days now,
and probably will continue to do so the rest of the win-
ter. Plant some yourself and watch the action.
Famous Anna Maria
Anna Maria gained some fame over the weekend
as the Miami Herald included a feature on the Island
in its travel section.
"It is nothing like its neighbor to the south, trendy
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Nov. 1, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 1, Boarding A 25-foot sailboat was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received a written
warning for not having a charged fire extinguisher on
Nov. 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a person in the water near
the Cortez Bridge. A Coast Guard boat responded,
pulled the person from the water and returned him to
Longboat Key," the article says in what appears to be
But that may be one of the few. Mostly the writer
didn't understand Anna Maria very well, and a lot of
us didn't find the piece very satisfying.
Check this week's "Stir-It-Up" column for more
The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection's Boating Advisory Council has come up
with some new recommendations regarding operation
of personal watercraft that might bring some more con-
trol (relief) to a situation where most folks agree more
control is needed.
Of course it's going to cost some money.
The council advises raising the age of personal
watercraft operators from 14 to 16, and 16 to 18 for
renting the craft. Businesses renting the vessels would
be required to carry liability insurance and potential
operators of rental watercraft would be required to
show proof of having completed a safety course.
Registration fees of personal watercraft would go
up from the present $3.50 to $10.50 a year.
If you have strong feelings on these proposed rule
changes, let your legislators know, because they'll be
deciding the issues next spring in Tallahassee.
See you next week.
Nov. 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 22-foot sailboat against a
seawall at Big Pass. Sarasota police and a commercial
towing company responded the towed the sailboat to
Nov. 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a radio Mayday call from a vessel 10
miles off Bean Point in the Gulf of Mexico. A Coast
Guard boat and helicopter responded and searched the
area with negative sightings of any vessel in distress.
Nov. 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 40-foot sailboat aground
in Anna Maria Sound. A commercial salvor responded
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Fine flounder fishing featured in backwater
By Capt. Mike Heistand
The beginning of the cold fronts this season has prob-
ably spelled the end of the kingfish run this year. However,
redfish action continues to be strong in the backwater,
while offshore fishers are reporting grouper and snapper
catches that are good enough to write home about. Oh, and
flounder fishing is really starting to pick up, too.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said J.D. Hapner
caught a 36-inch cobia Sunday off the popular pier. Other
action includes lots of small flounder and redfish.
Joe at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers there
are catching a lot of mackerel, a few flounder and one
lucky fisher Sunday caught a 20-pound jack.
The folks at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the six-
hour trips averaged 240 head of black sea bass, Key West
grunts and yellowtail snapper. The nine-hour trips aver-
aged 75 head of red grouper, mangrove and lane snapper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II is bringing in reds up to 29 inches, snook at 26
Mullet, pigs at
Franky and Machell Koons, owners of the
SeaHorse Oyster Bar in Cortez, invite the commu-
nity to celebrate their second anniversary with a
"Surf and Turf" weekend, Saturday and Sunday,
On Saturday a mullet smoke provided by the
Anna Maria Island Privateers will be held from 9
a.m. until the fish run out, with the proceeds to be
donated to the Cortez Community Center.
A pig roast will continue the celebration on
Sunday from 3 p.m. until there isn't any pig left,
with musical entertainment provided by Absolutely
The weekend will also include specials and
give-aways including sailboat cruises, T-shirts and
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Flounder is also starting to come on strong, as well as blue-
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Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's bring-
ing his charters on to good-sized redfish in south Sarasota
Bay, Spanish mackerel and bluefish up to five pounds.
Jack at the Cortez Fishing Center said offshore char-
ters are doing very well right now with grouper, mangrove
snapper, rudderfish, lane snapper, trigger fish and Key
West grunts being the best bets. Backwater action is fea-
turing reds, snook and lots of flounder.
Vicki at Island Marine said Howard and Sandy
Moore from Terry Valley, 111. caught two keeper snook in
the Lake LaVista channel last week as well as some nice-
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade fish-
ers are doing fairly good with redfish, a few flounder and
some large snook around seawalls, although Carl said
linesider action is starting to slow. Offshore, kingfish were
hitting good before that last front moved through and for
the most part ended the run for this season.
Capt. Rick Gross said watch for the white bait to
start to move out any day now, but mackerel and snapper
will move in to compensate. He added that he was still
catching snook up until the last cold front came through,
but linesider action will probably be iffy from now on.
On my boat Magic we've been featuring reds and lots
of mangrove snapper in the past week, as well as some
Capt. Tom Chaya said reds are biting around the
docks and snook seem to be hanging around the seagrass
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said he's getting re-
ports of kingfish offshore before the fronts as well as co-
bia and mackerel. In the bays, look for reds, snapper,
flounder, bluefish and the start of the winter run on sheep-
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said white bait
continues to be in good supply, and he's using it to bring
in some reds aind snook, catches that a;e filling the cool-
ers on every trip out.
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Winners in the Nov. 15 horseshoe games
were Herb Hesch and Bill Starrett. Runners-up
were Ross Slemplea and Ron Pepka.
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.
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Nov 19 1:32 2.2 9:12 -0.1 5:22 1.5 8:00 1.4
Nov 20 2:27 2.0 10:05 0.1 6:04 1.5 9:38 1.3
LQ Nov21 3:40 1.8 10:58 0.3 6:39 1.6 11:23 1.2
Nov22 5:06 1.6 11:52 0.4 7:18 1.7 -
Nov23 6:35 1.5 12:47 0.9 7:49 1.8 12:40 0.6
Nov24 8:05 1.5 1:51 0.7 8:18 1.9 1:26 0.7
Nov 25 9:15 1.4 2:44 0.4 8:46 2.0 2:02 0.8
Nov26 10:14 1.4 3:29 0.2 9:12 2.1 2:36 1.0
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Island property transactions
105, 107, 109 North Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, four
lots measuring 220x110, two with a triplex of 1,160
sfla 3bed/3bath/2cp built in 1951, two empty lots with
one on a canal, were sold 10/31/97, Seay to Byrne, for
$375,000; list unknown.
155 Crescent, Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,260
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1963 on a 71x119
lot, was sold 10/29/97, Conrath to Durfee, for
$165,000; list $169,000.
206 82nd St., Holmes Beach, a 2,069 sfla 3bed/
2&1/2bath/pool duplex built in 1972 on a 52x90 lot,
was sold 10/29/97, Schreur to Motzer, for $229,500;
- list $229,500.
2401 Gulf Dr.. Bradenton Beach, a fourplex of
4bed/4bath, 2,880 sfla, built in 1951 on a 100x100 lot,
was sold 10/30/97, Laden to Vinhage, for $280,000; list
2805 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,040
sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1992 on a 50x 100
lot, was sold 10/29/97, Haeger to Justice & Miller, for
$157,000; list unknown.
313 Magnolia, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,360 sfla
2bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1985 on a 73x114 lot,
was sold 10/29/97, Huerta to Lewin, for $170,000; list
329 Tarpon, Anna Maria, a canalfront ground-level
1,008 sfla 2bed/l&1/2bath/lcar home built in 1961 on
a 75x1 10 lot, was sold 10/29/97, Bennett to Canniff, for
$180,000; list $220,000.
401 Clark, Holmes Beach, a two-story 4bed/4bath/
2cp, 2,040 sfla duplex built in 1985 on a 1I0x126 lot,
was sold 10/28/97, Koebel & Wilson to Early &
Kipferi, for $178,000; list $191,500.
5806 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach, a two-story
Wedebrock Real Estate Company has an-
nounced that the team of Mary Ann Schmidt
and Helen White were the firm's top listers and
Becky Smith and Elfi Starrett were its top sell-
ers for the month of October at the Holmes
4bed/3bath/lcp, 2,020 sfla duplex built in 1969 on a
108x94 lot, was sold 10/31/97, Ostrowski to Fraser, for
$170,000; list $179,900.
600 Manatee Ave W., Holmes Beach, 244
Westbay Cove, a 2bed/2bath, 1,100 sfla condo built in
1977, was sold 10/30/97, Derhodes to Peerbolt, for
$135,000; list unknown.
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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach. Florida 34217 778-6066
"PERICO BAY CLUB" SPECIALIST
Call today to see
$89,900 to $195,000.
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518 Sandpiper Circle
Feels like home when you enter the foyer. Beau-
tiful wood everywhere, brick fireplace and gener-
ous sized rooms. Large lot for the island,
.5604 Guava 1BR/1BA $550 mo.
SSmugglers Landing 2BR/2BA $875 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
SAILBOAT WATER Seawall, 3BR/2BA, fireplace, indoor utility
porch, garage. Open, large lot. $229,900.
GULF SUNSETS Luxury 2BR/2BA, ceramic tile, balconies, el-
evator, heated pool, tennis, sauna. $320,000. Also Gulfview
2BR/2BA at $175,000 firm.
ANNA MARIA One house from Gulf. 4BR/3BA, three porches,
quiet street. Investment potential. $350,000.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria, 60' x 100'. $129,900.
ANNA MARIA elevated 3BR/2BA, decks. Very nice. $228,000.
LOT 100' x 90', Gulf Drive. $150,000. Can add duplex on 100'
x 100' lot. 2BR/2BA plus 2BR/1BA with garages. Excellent in-
vestment. $210,000 both $360,000.
ISLAND BEAUTY SHOP, six stations + $57,000.
GULFFRONT 22-UNIT APT. Motel $1,995,000.
RENTAL Peridia 3BR/2BA, golf/lake views. $2,100 month.
SEASONAL VACATION ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
5351 GULF DRIVE 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807
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STEEL BUILDINGS Never erected. 24x36 150x300.
Factory specials limited. Mark (941) 747-1307.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop, on premises
Longboat Island Chapel. Special sales. Now open Mon.-
Wed.-Sat., 9-3. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-4738.
DINING ROOM SET $200. Dresser and night stand
$200. Sleeper sofa and loveseat $250. Call 778-2030.
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.
BRASS BED QUEEN complete with firm orthopedic
mattress set. Never used. Boxed. Cost $850, must
sell $250 cash. (813) 662-9175.
DAYBED/WHITE AND BRASS complete with trundle
and mattress. Never used, boxed. Cost $850. Must
sell $300 cash. (813) 662-9175.
KING-SIZE BRASS BED complete with firm orthope-
dic mattress set. Never used, boxed. Cost $1,000.
Must sell $350 cash. (813) 662-9175.
KITCHEN RENOVATION SALE Refrigerator with ice
maker. Range, self-cleaning oven, stainless-steel
hood. Double sink and faucet. $250 OBO. 778-1370.
KOHLER HOT TUB $400. Wicker chaise lounge,
electric typewriter, upholstered king-size bed and
RECLINER COUCH AND CHAIR, single headboard
and frame, end tables, dining room table with 6 chairs,
microwave cart. All reasonable. 778-4043.
ANTIQUE MEITO CHINA Wood-rose gold trim, 60
piece, perfect condition. $100. Also cup/saucer collec-
tion, antique, perfect condition. Must see to appreci-
THREE FORMICA TABLES off-white. 48Lx24Wx16H
$30. 36Lx14Wx20H $20. 24Wx24Lx21H $20. Excel-
lent condition. 778-1444.
Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
Week Month Annual
Cottages Houses* Bungalows
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
#1 IN MANATEE COUNTY!
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MGMT.
PALMA SOLA home with
four spacious bedrooms
and 2.5 oaths, loft family
Sa room, screened lanai with
hot tub for eight and
satellite dish. $149,990.
Call Sandy Greiner/Barb
LOVELY corner island home with 1BR/1BA income
apartment. Central location on large lot. Well maintained.
Priced at $199,900. Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
If you pay $600 or
more in rent, we
Sandy Greiner should talk. Barb Turner
SPACIOUS CONDO. One of Perico Bay's largest units.
3BR/2BA top-floor unit. Every room bathed in sunlight..
Two lanais, covered parking. $159,900. Yvonne Higgins.
CLOSE TO BEACH! Elevated duplex with a 2BR/2BA and
1BR/1BA. Cathedral ceilings, utility rooms. Covered parking.
Well maintained, $137,000. Call Don Schroder.
WATER SURROUNDS YOU in this Perico Bay Club villa.
2BR/2BA plus den, cathedral ceilings, newly tiled and car-
peted. Glass-enclosed lanai. $169.900. Call Karen Schroder.
SOpposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
TWO FUTON CHAIRS, queen-size sofa bed, octago-
nal coffee table with glass insert plus matching end
BEAUTIFUL 5-ARM CHANDELIER brass/glass, 36"
diameter $120. Brass/glass chandelier, 14" diameter
$29. Table brass/glass, 36" diameter, like new $79.
MOVING SALE including nearly new king-size bed, night
stand, rattan, complete set bed linens, dresser, refrigera-
tor with ice maker, plus other items. 778-7214.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. 4-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat $199; daybed
(white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses and pop-
up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK, beautiful condition, 5' x 4',
7 drawers per side. $2,000. Lawnmower $75.778-1102.
PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop. Holi-
day bags. $6.50 Ib. to benefit Island Players. Call 778-
6956 for information or delivery. Also available at the
Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
PLANT SALE Sat., Nov. 22, 9-1 at Roser Church
Fellowship Hall, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Anna
Maria Garden Club.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 22, 9am. Everything must go!
Make offer on couch. 428 62nd Street, Holmes Beach.
NEIGHBOR'S GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 22. 8-1.
Lots to buy. 307 & 309 Tarpon, Anna Maria.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
(turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs. 798-
9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
WE NEED 17 PEOPLE to lose weight, 7-50 pounds.
We offer support and weekly follow up by trained con-
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Are you looking for more traffic to your web pages?
Banner logos start at $9.95 mo. Contact us online at
http://www.annamaria.net or call our voice mail (941)
730-1608. Get the results you are looking for in one
of our five major networks.
OCEAN PARK TERRACE
Lovely Gulf-front complex with renovations just
completed. Olympic size swimming pool, covered
parking, secure entryway and elevator. This de-
lightful 2BR unit is turn-key furnished with a glass
enclosed lanai & master bedroom with Gulf views.
3BR/2BA ground level home near school &
shopping. Community boat ramp. $135,000.
5340-1 Glf Dr-v
ity Hmes Bach, F 3421
FRESH MEADOWS IS WAITING
FOR YOU. Enjoy this 4BR/2BA home
overlooking the lake and the commu-
f nity pool. Includes beautifully land-
scaped, fenced yard and tennis
r ,., w courts. MVP Seller will entertain of-
fers between $120,000-$140,000.
S' #CH24241. Call Carol Heinze any-
LOOKING FOR PRIVACY? Beautiful
country home site with the privacy
you're looking for: 6.78 acres, only 22
Carol S. Heinze miles east of 1-75. Additional lots
REALTOR/CRS available. $40,680. #CH20404. Call
778-72Carol Heinze 778-7246.
IMPERIAL HOUSE-Affordable condo in excellent area, with
heated pool, fishing dock, clubhouse, bayside patio and deeded
Gulf access. 2BR/2BA pool side $94,900 #CH20338. Call Carol
Heinze anytime, 778-7246.
AFFORDABLE LIVING Mobile home with 2BR/1BA and you
can enjoy living in the sunshine. $18,900 will give you the
Florida address you're looking for. Convenient location, close
to everything. Wonderful neighborhood for you to spend the
winter. #18909. Call Carol Heinze anytime, 778-7246.
EXCEPTIONAL IN EVERY WAY Prestigious NW
Bradenton 4 or 5BR/3.5BA executive pool home. High ceil-
ings, gourmet kitchen, formal dining, exercise room, loft and
large family room overlooking caged, self-cleaning pool and
heated spa. $340,000. #24678. Call Richard Estock any-
BRADENTON Attached 2BR/2BA elevated villa close to the
beach and priced right at $117,000. Location is close to
restaurants, shops, post office and the library. Call Roni
McCuddin Price anytime 778-5585. #18681.
TIP OF THE ISLAND Totally
renovated 2BR/2BA European/
Mediterranean-style home. Just
steps to the beach! Unique ceil-
ings in the kitchen and dining
area and state-of-the-art master
bath. #359,000 #KS24305. Call
Karin Stephan 388-1267.
GOLF OR GULF? $119,000 On the Golf Course. A few miles from
sandy Gulf beaches. Heated pools, tennis courts, beautiful sunsets.
2-3BR/2BA. Breezy lanai. Ask Karen & Bob Lohse to show you
around these and others. 778-0766 ext. 204. #KL22745
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 month,
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-$850/week.
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A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car,
3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including caged
pool. Next to but not on a canal. Owner
anxious. $255,000 Now $229,000.
M T T- Doug Dowling Realty
YARD SALE Sat., Nov. 22, 9-noon. Furniture, books,
household and computer items. 206 69th Street,
FOUR FAMILY back porch/yard sale. Sat., Nov. 22,
9-5. We have it all. 121 48th Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Nov. 22, 8-? Toddler and career
clothes, baby furniture, car seat, toys, miscellaneous
household, bikes, gas grill, linens and lots more. 5907
Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach.
ROSER GUILD'S THRIFT SHOP open Tues., Thurs.
9:30-2, Sat. 9-12. Clothing, linens, jewelry. 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, across from the Chapel.
VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE now for Privateers'
Thieves' Markets Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 21. $15 ea.
For information call 778-5777, leave message.
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THE ANNA MARIA ISLAND Network welcomes Rot-
ten Ralph's to the Internet. http://www.annamaria.net/
YOGA ON THE ISLAND with Harmony Feldman.
Private, group and couples classes. Learn stretching,
breathing, self healing and relaxation techniques.
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.
1973 VOLVO 4-door, A/C automatic, am/fm cassette.
Well-maintained family second car. Must sell. $2,000
firm. Call today! 778-7832.
1988 RX7 HARD-TOP CONVERTIBLE white, looks
good, runs great! Leather interior, CD player with
surround sound and headrest speakers. Has new
exhaust, catalytic converter, radiator, water pump and
tires. 100,000 miles. $6,700. 778-2832.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS Monthly, nightly. All sizes. Water and
electricity. Full facilities plus restaurant/bar. Priced at
$100 and under. Call 778-7990.
FREE SET OF spark plugs with every engine tune up
and service. Call Holmes Beach Marina at 778-2255.
SLIP WANTED on Island for 25 ft. sailboat, three foot
draft. Call 779-2662.
VALET APPLIANCE & SERVICE
"We beat high Island prices"
$50.00 & UP
Stoves Refrigerators Freezers
Washers & Dryers Apt. Size Appliances
Repair & Delivery Available
Warranty on all Appliances
JEFF L. COGSWELL
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
WAITRESS WANTED full/part time. Call Tip of the
Island at 778-3909.
MAINTENANCE HELP WANTED for private resort.
Will train. Call 778-2353.
POSITION WANTED I am seeking a position as resi-
dent manager of vacation/rental complex on Island.
Experienced, references. Frank, (813) 541-5161.
WILLY'S GENERAL STORE 110 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach. Deli-grocery produce. Contact
PHYSICALLY-HANDICAPPED TEENAGER seeking
teenager or young adult to help exercise after school,
M-W-F, 3-5. Must be able to lift or transfer. No expe-
rience necessary. 778-4413, leave message.
FULL/PART TIME COOKS, bartenders, servers.
Breakfast weekends, lunch and dinner daily. Bucca-
neer Inn, Longboat Key, 383-5565.
ISLAND DISCOUNT TACKLE Accepting applications
and resumes for full time sales clerk. 3240 East Bay
Dr., Holmes Beach.
PART TIME JOBS Rose cutters, retirees welcome.
Also ladies to sell roses evenings and nights. Estab-
lished accounts. Call 778-5909.
SERVERS WAIT STAFF Busy NY-style deli/restau-
rant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Various
shifts available. Apply in person. Nosh A Rye, 23
Avenue of the Flowers, LBK. (behind Publix.)
COMPUTER GURU sought for in-house web site
development. 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 opportunity.
Resume, letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or
write The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217. Fax 941-778-9392.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG
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We have recently sold the majority of our listings. Contact us
for a free no obligation confidential and professional market
analysis of your property. Our office has been in the same
location since 1970 and our sales associates have over 75
combined years of knowledgeable real estate service!
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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, plugs, 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. Serving
the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
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.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Also repairs
and remodel. Island Check-A-Home at 778-3089.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL Give your
child the academic start he/she deserves. Places
available ages 2 through 5. Come by and see us.
5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Phone 778-2967.
HOUSE PAINTING by Henry. Interior/exterior. Call
WALLPAPER BY MARCIA Commercial/residential.
Fifteen years experience. Insured, references. Free
estimates. (941) 778-0024, leave message.
"THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION Cleaning Services"
established 1993. Residential, commercial, rentals.
Hard worker, dependable, excellent references. Call
for interview, Kimberly, 792-0862.
GUESTS COMING FOR the holidays? Book holiday
cleaning early! Call Rick, Dolphin Cleaning & Main-
tenance 778-2864. Licensed, bonded, insured. "Let
us do your dirty work".
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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
Duplex with annual tenants. Updated, fenced
rear yard, well landscaped. Good investment
with solid income. $175,000. MLS 25144. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.
* 3BR/3BA Canal Home ............. $345,000
* 3BR/2BA Family Home.......... $169,900
* Pelican Cove 2BR/2BA ........... $179,000
* 3BR/2BA Home ............................ $1,275
* Holmes Beach Duplex ....................... $650
HOLMES BEACH FOURPLEX
Four 2BR/ 1BA apartments in two duplexes.
Only one block from beach. Rented to annual
tenants. Good income! $315,000. MLS 25146.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.
* Office Building Holmes Beach $310,000
* Warehouse Downtown Palmetto 12,000
sq. ft ............................................. $250,000
* Motel 10 units, Holmes Beach .. $800,000
* 3 + acres next to DeSoto Mall ... $750,000
* Four U nits ................................. ... $99,900
* Fourplex Holmes Beach............. $315,000
* Duplex Holmes Beach................ $175,000
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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IF YOU LIKE YOUR home really clean call
'THE PERFECTIONIST" cleaning with perfection!
Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
P&K CLEANING SERVICE Free estimates, experi-
enced, personalized customer service. Bonded/in-
sured. Pat Cantwell 792-0478 or Kitty Frost 792-5383.
BANKRUPTCY $200. Divorce $150, wills $50. Name
changes, adoptions, modifications to final judgments,
child support, visitations, etc. Sun Coast Paralegal
STATE-CERTIFIED CNA home-health aide and
companion available for a variety of duties. Call Rob-
ert for appointment 749-7944.
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM Tampa any-
time. Call (941) 778-7934.
"GENTLE GARDNER" will weed, plant, manicure
and water your garden with gentle perfection. Call
Barbara at 778-6110.
LAWNS CUT palms trimmers, yards cleaned up.
Shell and mulch delivered and spread. Call David
Bannigan at 778-6972.
NO BUGS FOR A YEAR! Guaranteed! Protection
Pest Control Inc. & Lawn Treatment. Call Bob
Bishop, our entomologist at 779-0028 for your free
pest control consultation.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET and upholstery cleaning. Dry
foam shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95.
Free deodorizing. 794-1278.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
Sunday November 23
1 -4 pm
11113 Belle Meade Ct., Bradenton .....$220,000
Perico Island. Nearly completed 2-3BR/2BA luxury
patio home. Open floor plan, pool, two-car garage.
Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
609 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach ... $210,000
Immaculate 2BR/2BA home with family room and
large caged pool. Beautifully landscaped. Great
view! Call Clarke Williams 778-1718 eves.
535 69th St., Holmes Beach ......... $212,000
Bay Palms. Canalfront home located one lot off
Bimini Bay. 2BR/2BA, dock with boat lift. Great
home, great location! Call Zee Catanese 794-
635 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach.... $269,000
Key Royale. 3BR/3BA home located one lot off
Key Royale Pass. Oversized double garage,
sprinkler system, boat dock. Call Carol Williams
516 72nd St., Holmes Beach ...............$295,000
Spacious canalfront 3BR/3BA home with dock,
tropical courtyard, terra cotta tile floors, over 950 sq.
ft. of decking. Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
106 2nd St. N., Bradenton Beach ....... $189,900
Gulfview. Almost new 2BR/1.5BA, 1 BR/1 BA duplex
steps from the beach. Open floor plan. Call Susan
Hatch 778-7616 eves.
712 Estuary, Bradenton....................... $123,000
Perico Bay Club. 2BR/2BA condominium overlook-
ing wildlife sanctuary. Second-floor unit turnkey fur-
nished and minutes from the beach. Call Dick
Rowse 778-2003 eves.
536 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach ... $245,000
Key Royale. 3BR/2BA canalfront home on an extra
large lot with a view of Bimini Bay. Split bedroom de-
sign, remodeled kitchen. Call Sharon Hamilton 722-
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
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.
EXCELLENT HANDYMAN Don't get your hands
dirty. Painting, weed pulling anything a man can get
his hands to. Call anytime 778-7084.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years expe-
rience self-employed in the construction trade. I am
handy to have around. 778-1110.
NEED A HAND? Reliable retiree can help you around
the house with most types of maintenance and repair.
Small jobs welcome. References available. Call
Michael at 778-7769.
SOLAR & SECURITY WINDOW film reduces heat,
strengthens glass. Owner managed, competitive pric-
ing, no commissioned sales people. Prompt service.
Call Kirk Davis 778-4337.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
FURNISHED ROOM for rent. Private bath, private en-
trance, cable TV, 200' from Gulf. $450 mo. 778-5662.
AVAILABLE NOV., DEC., JAN. 1BR/1BA turnkey-fur-
nished 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.
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 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.
ON BEACH 2BR/1BA duplex, sleeps 6, fully fumished,
2 cable TV's, VCR/video library, washer/dryer, micro-
wave, screened lanai, sundeck. $750 wk. 779-9021.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Cozy 2BR/2BA steps to
beach and shopping. Great for single or couple. $650
mo. plus utilities. 795-7805.
HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE condo. 2BR/
2.5BA, across from beach, sleeps six. $585 wk.,
$1,575 mo. 792-6029.
SEASONAL RENTAL North Shore Rd., Longboat.
3BR house, new kitchen, huge living room, great out-
door space, fruit trees, exceptional waterview, 250
yards to beach. Available Dec. Mar. Minimum rental
3 months for $10,000. Please call (941) 383-9708.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR excel-
lent location, all new furnishings. Totally equipped;
phone, cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel, fish at your
front door. Walk to local shops, restaurants. $69 day,
$450 wk., $1,600 mo. (941) 778-1322. Fall rates.
ROOMMATE WANTED Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA
condo, first floor, on the sand. $400 mo. plus 1/2 utili-
ties. Annual, M/F, smoker OK. 778-7252.
Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
ResdenialSals/Rnta Diisin *Licnsd Real Estate Broker
WATERFRONT. Owner updated thinking never to move
again. 3BR/2B, formal living/dining room, enclosed Florida
room, atrium lanai, ceramic tile floors, fireplace. Dock with
electric, water and lift. $189,900. Barry and Kimberly
Charles, 795-1273. R22757
OPEN BAY VIEWS. 3BR with great room overlooking caged
pool. Fireplace, wood floors, all appliances. Brick decking,
courtyard entry, tile roof. $294,000. Kathy Marcinko,
KEY WEST CHARMER. 2BR/2B elevated home only steps to SPACIOUS POOL HOME on deep-water canal with dock
Gulf beaches. Open plan with vaulted ceilings, large covered and davits. 4 or 5 BR plus office/exercise room. Close to
'deck and fenced rear yard for kids or pets. Island living at an beach. Perfect for large family. $399,000. Bob Burnett, 387-
affordable price. $159,000. Sara LaPlante, 748-4389. R24171 0048. R25558
SARASOTA BAY Private Island. Elegant
Florida-design, open floor plan, double
sided fireplace, elevator, two-car garage.
Two pools, tennis, clubhouse, nature trails.
$309,900. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R24581
WARNER BAYOU. 4BR, exceptional pool,
dock and 78'x10' screened porch overlook-
ing bayou. Maintained meticulously. Just
minutes to the beach. $262,900. Sandy
Drapala, 794-3354. R25674
MAGNIFICENT contemporary residence
located on Sarasota Bay. Soaring ceil-
ings, extensive use of marble, granite
and Italian tile with outstanding architec-
tural design. For the discriminating buyer.
Offered at $1,200,000. Kathy Marcinko,
FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on a
private and secluded street. Cleared and
ready to build on. Trades welcome.
$195,000. Elena Granger, 792-0021.
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
CUTE HOUSE in friendly neighborhood.
3BR/2B, tile throughout. Fenced yard
with fruit trees. Located on dead-end
street. $71,900. Van Bourgois, 761-0273.
IMMACULATE. Brand new home on
Riverview Blvd. 4BR/3B with coral fire-
place, tile throughout. Master suite with
marble tub and dual vanity. Loaded with
extras. $249,900. Van Bourgois,
RIVER WILDERNESS BEAUTY. Ideal
for great living on golf course. Huge bo-
nus room, 3 or 4BR, dining and living
rooms, family room. Four-car garage.
$449,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929.
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Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
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Entertainment Centers Formica Wood
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MOST CARS $95*
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ANNA MARIA Beautiful 3-story Key West-style home.
3BR/2BA, steps to beach. Quiet, secure neighbor-
hood. To careful tenants, Dec. Apr., $2,700 mo.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT vacation rentals. Lovely
furnished interiors, cable, microwave, sundeck, laun-
dry facilities. All the comforts. No pets. 778-3143.
RETIRED COUPLE SEEKING to rent 2BR/2BA unit
Dec. 1 Mar. 1. Holmes Beach area preferred. Non-
smokers/no pets. 792-7442.
BEST BEACHFRONT GULFVIEWS exclusive
area, unique home. 3BR/2BA, top master's suite,
beautifully furnished. $3,000 mo., $1,200 wk.,
nightly also. 778-0990.
SEASONAL LOVELY GULFVIEWS from bedroom,
living room, screen porch and kitchen. 2BR/1BA up-
stairs. 104 31st St. Available now through Apr. Every-
thing furnished. 778-6050, leave message.
VACATION RENTALS TURNKEY 1 & 2BR apart-
ments $330 and $390 wk. Fall rates $234 and $294
wk. Some winter/spring dates available. (941) 778-
2374, Almost Beach Apartments.
HOLMES BEACH Pirate's Den. 1BR/1BA apartment
available now and for 1997-98 season. Immaculate,
turnkey furnished, stone's throw to beach. 778-4368.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA duplex, one half
block from beach. $1,350 mo., minimum 4 month
rental. 205 71st Street, Holmes Beach. Call (813)
681-9656, leave message, will call right back.
COZY COTTAGE 82nd St., Holmes Beach. Washer/
dryer, central heat/air, ceiling fans, window blinds, nice
neighborhood. Annual $759 mo. plus utilities. 778-6544.
SEASONAL TURNKEY RENTAL
Large 2BR/1 BR plus den, upstairs, bayview with dock
use. Washer and dryer, full kitchen, steps to beach
and bay. $1,200 mo. Call Mon. Fri. 792-1431 or Sat.
& Sun. 794-6480.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA duplex available
now! Close to beach. $600 mo. plus deposit and utili-
ties. Call 778-7214.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH sitting dock. Available
Nov., Dec. Turnkey, neat, clean, quiet area. No pets.
$250 wk. 794-5980.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE townhouse overlooking
swimming pool. 3BR/2.5BA, screened porch, two-
car garage. $2,500 mo. Available Jan., Feb., Mar.
HOLMES BEACH 3BR turnkey home, beach access.
Available Jan. only $1,200. 778-4473, leave message.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Large immaculate 1BR/
1BA apartment. Wood/tile floors, excellent location.
$650 mo., first, security deposit. 778-5143.
ROOM FOR RENT on Bradenton Beach. House
across from beach for full time working person (non-
smoker.) Please call 778-3573.
2BR/1BA/TWO LARGE walk ins, washer/dryer, stor-
age, large fenced yard. Water included. $700 mo.,
first, last, security. 404 71st St. 779-2068.
SEASONAL LONGBOAT HARBOUR beautifully
decorated, fully renovated 2BR/2BA bayfront condo.
Spectacular view from second-floor end unit, turnkey
furnished, glass lanai, washer/dryer, 4 pools, boat
dock, private beach. Dec. $1,900 mo./Jan. Apr.
$2,800 mo., 3 month minimum. (407) 246-7700 or
SEASONALS: 1BR apartment with deck on canal.
Available Jan. through Apr. Non smokers. Also 3BR/
2BA canal home with pool. Available Dec. through
Apr. Two month minimum. 778-7949.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO for rent. Heated pool,
Jacuzzi, tennis, sauna, beach. 794-8877 or 778-1096.
ANNUAL DUPLEX APARTMENT 3BR/2BA, central
heat/air, near beach, fenced yard. Kids/pets OK. Se-
curity, references required. Available Dec. 1. $795
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA CANAL home with pool. Small pet
OK. No smokers. Available Dec. 778-7949.
HOLIDAY SPECIAL Spend the holidays on the Is-
land. Thanksgiving and Christmas available. 1BR/
1 BA beachside apartment, sleeps 4, clean and com-
fortable. (941) 778-7934.
JUST A FEW LEFT and they are good ones! Winter
vacation rentals ranging for a cute $950 mo. studio
apartment to a handsome 3BR, $3,200 mo. beach
house with pool. Hurry for the best pick. No pets. Call
Carol at Green Real Esate (941) 778-0455.
SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH home, 2BR/1BA,
200 yards to beach. Available Jan. through Apr.
$2,000 mo. 778-8200.
SEASONAL GULFVIEW apartment, 1 BR/1BA. Avail-
able Dec. Apr. $1,300 mo. Call 778-8200.
FALL SEASON SPECIAL $140 wk. for one/$175 wk.
for 2 persons. All efficiencies. Units for larger groups
available. Discount available for shorter stays. Haley's
Motel 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.
DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
TRADE YOUR PROPERTY for 11 acres in California
overlooking Big Horn CC, Palm Desert and Indian
Wells. Broker cooperation invited! (630) 257-6367.
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 perfect for
single or couple or would make a great second
home or vacation rental. Must sell now! Sacrifice
$105,000. Owner (941) 795-7805.
TAKE A BREAK! Updated ground-level 3BR/2BA
pool home. Great holiday gift. Quiet Holmes Beach
family area. No Realtors. $174,900. 778-0463.
ANNA MARIA Beautiful 3-story Key West-style home.
3BR/2BA, steps to beach. Tropical setting. Quiet, secure
neighborhood. By owner $229,000. 813) 821-0428.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND North end 4-plex. Panoramic
Gulf/bay view. Completely remodeled, new furniture,
appliances, pool. $650,000. 4.2% financing. (941)
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-
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OWN YOUR OWN Island waterfront business!
$78,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate,
ISLAND MOTEL with Gulfviews. Recently totally re-
modeled 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 Freeman
at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ADORABLE AND AFFORDABLE 2BR/2BA family
home close to canal. $157,500. Call Richard Freeman
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,
THERE IS ONLY ONE house like this on all of Anna
Maria Island (and there will never be another one.)
Beautiful and big, boat dock, hot tub, work shop. Price
reduced over $20,000 plus buyer may get another
$2,500 credit. Great value, very serious seller. 110
Hammock Rd., Anna Maria. Call Green Real Estate
LOOKING TO BUY HOME Are you thinking of sell-
ing soon? Michigan couple desires Island home. Can
view your home in person at end of November.
Please call with specifics at (517) 347-7811 now.
OPEN HOUSE 1-4 DAILY Waterfront showplace 2-
years new. Spacious 4BR/4BA, cathedral ceilings,
spa, boat dock, many extras. Appraised at $525,000.
Offered below appraisal. Ted E. Davis, licensed real
estate broker/owner. 130 Hammock Rd., Anna Maria
PERICO BAY CLUB Beautifully furnished 2BR/2BA.
1,400 sq. ft., cathedral ceilings. Overlooks wildlife
sanctuary. Bayview. $123,000. Call Dick Rowse,
Smith Realtors, 778-0777.
OPEN SUNDAY, NOV. 23, 1-4 619 Emerald Lane.
3BR/2BA canalfront Key Royale home. $238,000.
Nick Patsios, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
KEY ROYALE 608 Hampshire. Golf course and grand
canal. 2-3BR, large screen lanai, new carpet, appli-
ances, room for a pool. $269,000. 778-3367.
PERICO BAY CLUB just reduced! Turnkey-furnished
villa, 2BR/2BA with one-car garage and sundeck.
Great value at $118,500. Call Marilyn Trevethan, Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO POINT CIRCLE 3BR/2BA condo with great
bay and sunset views from spacious lanai. $189,900.
Come see, come offer! Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
COME SEE, COME BUY all of the Perico Bay listings
form the "Resident Realtor" Marilyn Trevethan at Is-
land Real Estate 778-6066.
BRIGHT AND CHEERY Perico Bay Club end villa
with large lanai and two-car garage. Call Marilyn
Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO BAY CLUB Invest in your tomorrows. Renter
in place, 2BR/2BA condo bayfront. $99,900. Call
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO Perico Pointe Circle
3BR/2BA, fantastic water views. Call Marilyn
Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO BAY CLUB VILLA just reduced to $118,900
turnkey furnished. Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real
PERICO BAY CLUB VILLA Two-car garage, 2BR/
2BA bright end Antigua model. Call Marilyn
Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
MOBILE HOME OWNED LAND on Palma Sola Bay.
1BR/1BA, roof over home and carport. Washer/dryer,
storage. 3619 116th St. W. $35,000. (941) 794-2387.
BAYVIEW TERRACE CONDO Bradenton Beach.
2BR/1BA, lower floor. $78,000 cash. Vacant, ready
Dec. 1. Call 778-1546.
ELEVATED HOME 2BR/2BA with covered deck and
enclosed garage. Built in 1993. Located in quiet
neighborhood on dead-end street. By owner
$169,900. 778-8205/2112 Avenue B.
CAINALFRONT 3BR/2BA in Anna Maria City. Ground-
level home is newly renovated. Broker/owner (941)
REAL ESTATE WANTED FSBO, 2-3BR/2BA house on
canal or condo with carport and water view. 778-4649.
BY OWNER Large Island triplex turnkey furnished.
2BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA and efficiency. Large corner lot,
two blocks to beach. Asking $235,000. (941) 778-
5057 for appointment.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Upscale waterfront 5BR/3BA
townhouse in Holmes Beach. Docking facility, garage,
heated pool, tennis. Exceptional dollar value for space
and location. $149,900. 778-0480.
HOLMES BEACH 100 yards to Gulf. Ground-level
3BR/2BA house, mother-in-law suite, tropical duplex
lot. $210,000. 778-0103.
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which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race, color, reli-
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or intention to make any such preference, limitation or
discrimination." Familial status includes children un-
der age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians,
pregnant women and people securing custody of chil-
dren under 18. This newspaper will not knowing ac-
cept any advertising for real estate which is in viola-
tion of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are avail-
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1 Hater of green
eggs and ham
7 Puzzle solver's
14 Foil giant
19 Iago's wife
22 Keep in touch
with the kids I
24 Family life,
25 Transport for
28 Big name in
31 Thwart the
34 Boxcar rider,
35 Run-D.M.C., e.g.
36 Seven: Prefix
37 Looks for
41 TV's "Murder
42 Dome home
north of Taurus
49 Costal fracture?
55 Deborah's "The
King and I"
61 Updates an atlas
63 Spud bud
64 Actress Sorvino
66 Something too
tough for talons?
68 "Like-- not!"
69 Not name
75 "- in apple"
76 Draw forth
78 Country legend
80 Thick vegetable
87 Atlantis docked
90 Pressure, in a
91 Garth Brooks's
93 Former Davis
101 Overfill airplane
106 Vacuum tube
107 "I Will Survive"
108 Psycho with
114 Touches up
115 Rival of Oprah
117 "Bullitt" director
119 Book of the
1 Like some wine
2 Grp. with a staff
in its symbol
3 Pressure unit
5 Prepare to shoot
7 Cousin of -esque
8 Kind of curve
9 Jazzman Mose
10 "Mi- Loca"
(Pain Tillis hit)
11 Poet's adverb
12 Burn up
13 Shanty material
15 Buzz off
16 Mother Teresa.
17 Right at the
18 "It's worth -- "
21 The Beatles'
23 Links rental
27 Pres. initials
28 Crack in the
29 "Frank & Jesse"
30 First name in
31 Glee clubs
32 Kind of artery
33 The U.A.E.
belongs to it
39 South, to the
42 "- Man
43 "The Taming of
44 Bebe's "Cheers"
45 King of the
46 To astronomers,
they're hot and
49 Durable wood
51 Dial letters
53 Beverage for
54 528iorZ3, e.g.
59 "Twelfth Night"
60 It may be
62 Israel's first U.N.
63 Squeezed (out)
67 Tucked away
72 Ballet jump
74 Spiker's barrier
75 Dispatch boat
77 Old radio's--
79 Pandora's boxful
81 Poster material
84 Loaf pair
87 Man alternative
92 Cinerary vessel
94 On a par, in Paris
96 Not forthright
97 Andes climber
98 To date
north of Nievre
102 Pouring pot
103 "- Dei"
109 Sinbad's transport
110 Loser to Norton,
111 It may be natural
112 Sade's "Is-
113 Young and
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