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Winterfest this weekend to draw 40,000
From paintings to sculptures to live hawks, more than
100 creative people from all over will show their pride and
joy at the Winterfest this weekend in Holmes Beach.
The ninth annual fine arts and crafts show will run
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6,
at the open field behind the city hall, 5901 Marina Drive.
Based on the eight previous festivals, the sponsor-
ing Anna Maria Island Art League expects 20,000
people will attend each day of the Winterfest. Admis-
sion is free and there is ample parking in the area, said
Ginger White of the league.
The family-oriented event also will have a junior
we want job
you get raises
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach commissioners recently ordered
Mayor Bob VanWagoner to supply them with new em-
ployee job descriptions to justify proposed salary in-
"Everybody has a job description," Commissioner
Carol Whitmore said. "I believe if you do your job you
deserve what you get paid, but I don't believe you de-
serve more unless you do an exceptional job."
During the annual budget process, VanWagoner
sought salary increases for department heads, maintain-
ing that their duties have increased. Commissioners
balked at the selective raises and asked to review the
entire salary step plan and make adjustments for all
employees where necessary.
According to the city's current salary step plan,
employees get a 5 percent raise for each of the first five
years, a 1.5 percent raise for six through 15 years and
a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) after 15 years.
Most employees are at the 1.5 percent level.
In addition, employees get longevity pay of $500
for five through nine years, $1,000 for 10 through 14
years, $1,500 for 15 through 20 years and $2,000 for
21 years or more.
Department heads recommended changes in pay
grades and salary steps. Treasurer Ann Mitchell recom-
mended an additional cost of living increase of 2.5
percent for all employees not reclassified in this fiscal
year and an annual COLA adjustment for all employ-
ees after reaching Step 6.
The proposed changes would result in an additional
cost of $45,600- $5,685 in administration, $9,966 in the
police department and $12,705 in public works plus
COLA raises for employees not being advanced a grade
or step. The increases would require a budget amendment.
The proposed changes are more like merit raises
than a step plan, Whitmore noted.
"When you do merit raises it is additive and cumula-
tive,over a long period of time," resident Don Schroder
said. "It will add tremendously to the city budget. You're
better off giving bonuses on an annual basis."
"We tried to put together something that covered
the rank and file plus the department heads,"
VanWagoner responded. "It's not a merit thing. The
department heads have looked at their staffs and rec-
ommended changes based on the merits of the job. I
think these people deserve these increases now."
Whitmore said the city implemented a salary plan
that was flawed from the beginning.
Courtney said he is still waiting for the mayor to
supply data comparing the city's salaries to those of
other local communities, as well as other Florida cities
comparable in size, budget and number of employees.
"For me to justify any change in pay, I want to
know why you want this done," Courtney said.
"We're not prepared to do a salary survey of the
state," VanWagoner responded. "Such surveys are best
done by consultants. ... If the commission wishes to
arts display of works by local youngsters, live music on
stage and a large food court.
The art show will be juried, with Marietta
Yarborough, Zoe VonAverkamp. Jean King, Inez
Norman and Pat Rickey on the jurying committee.
Judges will select 13 prize-winners from among
the 100 artists accepted for the show, said White. The
judges will be Bettye Esmond Wells of Satellite Beach
and Clare Dorst of Boca Raton, both artists and art in-
structors. Their accommodations are donated by Jay
Ross, assistant general manager of the Wellesley Inn.
They will judge in specific categories: jewelry,
creative crafts, oils and acrylics, sculpture, mixed me-
dia, photography, water colors, pottery, glass, fiber/
paper, wood, graphics and pastels.
Cash prizes will be awarded for best of show and
first place in arts, best of show and first place in crafts,
and nine "awards of merit." Awards will be made at the
annual Artists' Party Saturday evening at the festival,
where Richard and Susan Thomas will donate refresh-
ments, White said.
Live music throughout both days' festivities will be:
PLEASE SEE WINTERFEST, NEXT PAGE
Santa Claus is coming to town this weekend
Look for Santa, pirates and kids of all ages this weekend at the annual Island Holiday Parade, sponsored by
the Privateers. The parade starts Saturday at 10 a.m. in Anna Maria and ends up in Bradenton Beach. Be sure
to wave at Santa as lie passes. And don't forget the lighted boat parade this Saturday niight off Holmes Beach
and Anna Maria. Details on all the parades are inside on page 3. Islander file photo: Banner Presswood
More invasions planned at Bean Point
By J.C. Higgins
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard reports an
exciting happening at Bean Point during the early
morning hours last week.
Sergeant Tillner of the sheriff's department
heard gunshots coming from the northernmost
point of the Island, followed by phone calls from
Proceeding cautiously, Tillner was suddenly
confronted with three landing crafts unloading sev-
enty five reservists who were storming the beach
and firing their weapons (fortunately blanks!) at
any enemy who might appear.
order and finance such a survey, we'll be happy to start
Commissioner Ron Robinson said he could agree to
an annual COLA rather than one every three years, but "a
salary study ought to be based on facts. I'd like to see the
increased responsibilities documented. I'll consider salary
increases other than a change in the COLA when I see new
job responsibilities and a salary survey."
"The bureaucracy has increased and the load is
getting heavier," VanWagoner insisted. "The city clerk
is almost the administrator of the city in the absence of
the mayor, the police chief does more than just run a
department and the director of public works has taken
on the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the
county and the Environmental Protection Agency."
The officer in charge of the militia gave
Tillner his embarrassing explanation of the un-
expected raid on Anna Maria. Normally the re-
serve unit from St. Petersburg "attacks" Egmont
Key, but this time someone was supposed to
clear things with city fathers here, which appar-
ently fell through the cracks.
Since two more invasions are planned during
December and January. the sergeant insisted that
approval be requested in advance, in order to fore-
warn the citizens.
Shumard said "You know we have a lot of retired
military living on Anna Maria. We sure don't want
armed resistance against an unknown landing force."
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Streetlife ........................................................ 25
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Crossword puzzle.......................................... 36
DECEMBER 3, 1997
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
KM PAGE 2 0 DECEMBER 3, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
New motion filed in lawsuit against city, officials
By Pat Copeland
GTE and Smith Realtors recently filed another
motion in their lawsuit against the City of Holmes
Beach and its officials.
The motion asks the court to separate three of the
five counts in the lawsuit and expedite a ruling on them.
The city and three city officials were served with
the lawsuit in October due to Mayor Bob
VanWagoner's refusal to sign the site plan for a cellu-
lar phone tower at Smith Realtors, 5904 Marina Drive,
according to the suit. The suit also cited the city's two
building officials' refusal to process the building per-
mit application and issue a building permit, as ordered
by the mayor.
Several weeks ago, GTE and Smith Realtors
amended the lawsuit to include a petition for a referendum
on the city commission's approval of a special exception
to construct the tower. The petition was filed by residents
according to requirements in the city charter.
However, commissioners have questioned whether
the referendum procedure can be applied to a resolu-
tion. All referendum procedures outlined in the city
charter refer to ordinances, not resolutions.
The counts named in the motion ask the court to:
Find that city officials violated the 1996 Tele-
Order VanWagoner to sign the site plan and di-
rect building officials to process the permit application
and issue the permit.
Find that the referendum procedure cannot be ap-
plied to a resolution and that the referendum petition is
The motion noted that the counts should be sepa-
rated because they are based solely upon the record of
the proceedings, require the court to make decision of
law, not fact, and necessitate no discovery.
The remaining two counts regard violations of due
process and the civil rights act.
Bay improvements ongoing with restoration as goal
By Paul Rbat
More than $1.1 million has been approved to be
spent on four cleanup studies or improvements in
Sarasota Bay thanks to the Manasota Basin Board,
Florida's Surface Water Improvement and Manage-
ment program and Sarasota County.
An in-ground stormwater management project is the
most costly at $1 million. Stormwater runoff- water that
flows from land after a storm and carries pollutants like
fertilizers, pesticides and automobile exhaust emissions -
is one of the biggest polluters of the bay.
The project will include the upper reaches of
Hudson Bayou, one of the most polluted of tributaries
in Sarasota Bay. Work will include construction of a
2,000-foot-long treatment system that should remove
many of the suspended solids before entering the Bay.
Costs will be borne by the basin board at $175,000 and
Island Shopping Center
hosts annual open house
The stores in the Island Shopping Center at Gulf
and Marina Drives, will host their fourth annual holi-
day Open House on Friday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Refreshments will be served inside the stores par-
ticipating. Carolers from the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation will add to the holiday mood to entertain
guests as they visit the stores.
The Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra, under
the direction of Orchestra Director Tom Kolodziey, will
perform at The Islander Bystander from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Islander Roger Dinish, a professional puppeteer,
and Bob Vesely will perform a special puppet show at
the BP gas station at 7 p.m.
The community is invited to attend.
Winterfest this weekend
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1I
Gumbo Boogie Band of Anna Maria, with Steve Page as
leader, zydeco and Cajun music; the Anna Maria String
Band of Howie Banfield, Peggy Singleton and Jeff
Property, western swing and bluegrass; and the Cortez
Grand Ole Opry with legendary fiddler Goose Culbreath,
his nephew Richard on guitar, Richard's granddaughter
Maxine Jenkins playing spoons, and other Culbreaths and
friends as fancy takes them.
In addition to the 100 artists' booths, where their
works will be for sale, there will be community booths.
The main attraction among these, White said, may well
be the Wildlife Inc. booth featuring live birds includ-
ing owls and hawks.
Other organizations setting up booths in this category
are the Anna Maria Island Beautification Committee,
Cortez Village Historical Society, Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society, Anna Maria Island Players, Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce, Bradenton Herald, Crys-
tal Springs and the Island Flood Mitigation Committee.
The league will sell T-shirts and mugs, with a new
image on the shirts, said White. It was painted by art-
ist Richard Thomas.
Also featured will be a raffle of artworks at $1 per
ticket or six for $5, with proceeds going to the league's
Children's Scholarship Fund.
The league sponsors two festivals, in December and
March, which are the major fundraisers for the organiza-
tion. Funds from both festivals underwrite free art classes
for children and provide facilities and equipment for adult
instruction in many disciplines, including painting, ceram-
ics, drawing and photography, White said.
Sarasota County at $825,000. The project is scheduled
to be completed in December 1998.
The other three studies are baywide in scope and
will focus on identifying where pollutants come from.
A toxic study will identify where unusually high
levels of chemicals are coming from. The toxics are
ending up in shellfish and sediment at the bottom of
Five tributaries will receive the additional research:
Cedar Hammock and Bowlees creeks in Manatee
County; Whitaker Bayou, Hudson Bayou and Phillippi
Creek in Sarasota County.
A wastewater reuse master plan is also being de-
veloped for Sarasota Bay. The goal of the plan is to
develop a means to reuse wastewater, sometimes called
gray water, for irrigation of plants rather than discharge
it into the bay.
Also planned is the beginning of an ongoing wet-
land restoration project. Wetlands like mangroves and
salt marshes help filter pollutants out of stormwater
runoff before chemicals within the stormwater can
reach the bay. Wetlands also provide food sources and
homes for myriad animal and marine life.
Due to development during the past 50 years, about
39 percent of the wetlands along the shores of Sarasota
Bay have been destroyed. The wetland plan is the be-
ginning of a restoration effort that will restore 18 acres
of wetlands a year along the bay's shores.
Another project is a wastewater reuse program in
the city and county of Sarasota that will pump treated
effluent into underground aquifers.
Cost of those projects will cost $133,000, with the
basin board providing 40 percent of the cost and the
SWIM program the remaining 60 percent.
All decked out
This selection of holiday trees received finishing touches at the recent St. Bernard's Poinsettia Bazaar from
Darlene Sievers, but daughter Lori Hutchinson and Sandy Wooten are the creators. The trees have varied
themes of traditional, with tiny old-fashioned bubble lights, glittering, heachy, angelic and color matched.
The elaborately decorated miniatures are for sale at holiday events in the area or custom ordered direct from
the artists at 792-1517 or 779-1256. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Charges dropped, reduced
in elder abuse case
Charges have been dropped against a Manatee
County Emergency Medical Service technician and
reduced against a paramedic in an elder abuse case.
Both suspects were charged with elder abuse in
September as the result of harassing phone calls
made to an elderly Holmes Beach woman. Charges
against Paramedic Tiffany Gonzalez, 25, Tampa,
have been reduced to harassing phone calls. Charges
against Technician Jeff Cook, 20, of Bradenton,
have been dropped.
According to police, EMS responded to the
woman's home and during the visit she became in-
volved in a verbal dispute with Gonzalez and ordered
Gonzalez from the house. The woman complained to
the Manatee County Department of Public Safety.
She then received two phone calls from Gonzalez
telling her the homeowner's association wanted her to
move out of the neighborhood because she was crazy
and would poison her food, and her water was poisoned
due to medfly spraying, police said.
After the woman reported the first call, a trace was
placed on her phone. The second call was traced to
Cook's home. An investigation revealed that Gonzalez
made the calls and Cook was present during the second
call. Cook was Gonzalez's partner but was not with her
during the first phone call.
The charges against Cook were dropped due to
lack of evidence and the charges against Gonzalez were
reduced because the victim was not considered de-
fenseless, the state attorney's office said.
Cook resigned after the arrest and Gonzalez was
fired following a hearing with her superiors.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 3, 1997 E PAGE 3 |iJ3
Christmas lighted boat parade has set route
The organizers of the 10th annual Christmas
Lighted Boat Parade, sponsored by The Island By-
stander, have announced the rendezvous and inshore
... and holiday
fun for all
Saturday is "P" day for the Island Parade day
and holiday party day, all sponsored by the Privateers.
The annual holiday parade goes from Bayfront Park
in Anna Maria south to Coquina Beach in Bradenton
Beach. A motorized event, applications for entries will be
taken right up to the 10 a.m. parade beginning.
There is no fee and the parade is open to any orga-
nization. Pedestrians, parade walkers, are not allowed,
Privateers president Rick Maddox stressed, but the or-
ganization needs the application forms filled out to
meet liability requirements. Forms may be obtained by
calling 778-1238 or 794-2599.
Featured as always will be Santa Claus, parading
in the Privateers' boat float and dispensing gifts to ev-
ery youngster at Coquina Beach when the parade is
That part of the Christmas festival is expected to
begin about 11:30 a.m. and end three hours later.
After organizing at Bayfront Park, parade partici-
pants will proceed down Pine Avenue to Gulf Drive,
Palm Avenue to Marina Drive and turning south at
Gulf Drive, it passes the public beach, proceeds on Old
Gulf Drive past Duffy's and the full length of Gulf
Drive to Coquina Beach.
The parade usually has between 35 and 50 entries,
Maddox said, and as many as 700 children have been
counted at Coquina. Each will get a gift, he promised.
and those under 12 can take a seat on Santa's lap. Also
at Coquina will be free hot dogs and Coca Cola.
The Privateers accept toys and other gifts as well as
cash donations to make the youngsters happy, and spend
up to $1,500 to assure each child of a Christmas present.
and offshore viewing times.
According to Chuck Stealey and Frank Derfler, the
co-chairs of the event, the participants in the parade
will rendezvous at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, in
Bimini Bay off Key Royale on Anna Maria Island.
At 6 p.m. the parade will head down the "Grand
Canal" between 67th and 68th Streets in Holmes Beach
to arrive at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church turning
basin at 6:15 p.m. The parade route will reverse itself
and head back to the judging area near the Key Royale
bridge arriving at approximately 6:30 p.m.
From there the route will head through Bimini Bay
and out the Anna Maria channel into Tampa Bay where
it will pass the Anna Maria City Pier at about 7 p.m.
and then head on to a 7:15 p.m. arrival at the Rod and
Reel Pier at the north end of the island.
The parade will reverse course at that time and
head back to the Anna Maria channel and Bimini Bay
where it will disband.
Stealey and Derfler have established a parade hot
line which contains information on decorating partici-
pating boats and the parade route 778-1136.
There is still time to register your boat for a $10
entry fee. Entry deadline is 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.
4. Call the hot line for additional information.
Anna Maria City
12/8, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
12/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
12/4, 7 p.m.. Commission meeting
12/8, 6:30 p.m., Swearing in of mayor and
commissioners followed by a special meeting
12/11, 6:30 p.m.. Planning and Zoning Board
12/4, 10 a.m., Beautification committee
12/9, 9:30 a.m.. Commission meeting followed by
a work session
12/9, 5:01 p.m., Public hearing on comprehensive
12/11, 10 a.m.. Planning commission (tentative)
12/7, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Bradenton Beach, 12/4, 7 p.m., Commission meeting.
Agenda: Final public hearing and decision on cellular
tower moratorium. Florida Department of Transporta-
tion agreement re: sweeping of streets, code enforce-
ment vehicle discussion and public comments.
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Holmes Beach mayor appoints new code enforcement officer
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner has ap-
pointed Walter Wunderlich as the city's new code en-
Wunderlich, a retired New York City police lieu-
tenant and security officer, will begin work in about
two weeks, Public Works Superintendent Joe Duennes
said. Wunderlich was selected from 18 applicants.
The position has been vacant since the former code
enforcement officer, Bill Kepping, resigned last spring.
Building Inspector Bill Saunders assumed the duties
until a replacement was selected.
In a recent forum on government issues,
VanWagoner discussed the city's code enforcement
"When I came into office, code enforcement was
under the police department's jurisdiction,"
VanWagoner explained. "I tried to get Bill [Kepping]
to be more proactive and to establish a data base by
using the computer to track the status of code enforce-
ment in the city."
VanWagoner said he changed the make-up of the
code enforcement board because he was not happy with
the manner in which the meetings were run. He also
moved code enforcement from the police department
into public works, where it had been in the past, be-
cause, he said, the majority of the cases concern build-
ing and land development codes and are not criminal
Many violations are dealt with by the code enforce-
ment officer but some cases involve "more serious
habitual violators and must be treated in a different
way," VanWagoner said. "That's why I want to see this
board more active."
The seven-member board took a course last year at
Manatee Community College to learn about the func-
tions of the board, its legal basis, how to take testimony
and how the process works, said Chairman Charles
"The appointments the mayor has made have
strengthened the board." Stealey said. "All the mem-
bers of the board are very concerned about code en-
forcement. There is a wide variety of the backgrounds
among the people that sit on the board, so that every-
body can bring some expertise to a particular case that
might come to the board."
Stealey said the board members do not enforce the
codes but must follow the same procedure as any other
citizen in making a complaint. The city recently passed
a citation system for smaller violations, which relieves
the burden on the code enforcement officer and the
board, he said.
"We can proceed with the larger cases, allowing
more code enforcement to take place," he explained.
"We are a quasi-judicial court. The board can levy fines
and assess continual violators. That is very important
because we live in the community and care about what
Holmes Beach is like."
Members sometimes argue over the code because
it's open to interpretation, he said. Some ordinances are
outdated and need updating and others need to be
passed to address new issues.
... and here's Bradenton Beach's new code enforcement officer
Gerri Rathvon is the newest face in Bradenton
Beach City Hall, serving as the city's full-time code
She moved to Manatee County from Lancaster,
Pa., where she worked in municipal government for 27
Island Chamber to host
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce's annual installation banquet will be
held on the Seafood Shack Showboat.
The cruise will launch at 6:30 p.m. on Tues-
day, Dec. 9, and return at 10 p.m.
Cost for the dinner, cruise and dance is $25
per person. Tickets are available at the Chamber
office, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or by
years. Her tenure there ran
the gamut of governmental .
service: she was in the po-
lice department for 15 years
as switchboard operator,
search-and-seizure matron 'A
for prisoners and even di-
rected traffic "anything -s-':,
that needed to get done."
Rathvon then moved to
the code enforcement office Rathvon
and was the city's project
officer for low-income housing. She assisted
consortium of banks, builders and not-for-profit agen-
cies in acquiring dilapidated houses, fixing them up and
then selling them to qualified first-time home buyers.
During her time with the city, more than 300 homes
She and her husband John moved to the area in
July. She was working as a temp until she saw the ad-
vertisement for the new position in Bradenton Beach
and jumped at the chance to again work in city govern-
ment, doing something she knew and liked.
Rathvon said she plans to be both reactive and
proactive in her role as code enforcement officer.
"I'll handle the complaints that come in for over-
grown weeds, trash, that kind of thing," she said. "I'll
also look for people doing work without permits."
The first goal she has for Bradenton Beach is to
enforce the city's sign ordinance.
"We have a sign ordinance, but it hasn't been en-
forced. We have scheduled a meeting Jan. 14 at city
hall to explain what the rules are to the citizens, then
if they don't comply I'll start issuing citations. We
want the people to know we will start to enforce the
Rathvon has four grown children and seven grand-
children, including twins.
And what does she think of Bradenton Beach?
"It's a beautiful town," she said with a smile.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N DECEMBER 3, 1997 0 PAGE 5 Kj
Fire commission donates to Island Help Line
By Pat Copeland
The Anna Maria Fire Commission recently made
a $200 donation to the Island Help Line being estab-
lished by the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
"We're starting a Help Line through the Family
Resource Program," Center volunteer Betty Weber
explained. "We want to hear about what people need."
The Help Line volunteers are trained peer counse-
lors who will provide information and refer callers to
resources available in the community, Center volunteer
Mary Dickinson added.
In addition to providing an information and refer-
ral service, homebound or elderly callers can have a
volunteer pick up medications or groceries or drive
them to the doctor's office. Volunteers will also be
available to listen if a caller is lonely or troubled and
just wants to talk.
"I think it's a great idea, especially for some of the
older people," Fire Commission Chairman John
VanOstenbridge said. "I'd love to see it get going. I
think it will be a real help to people."
Weber said volunteers will be distributing flyers
about the Help Line throughout the community and
will also distribute magnets with the Help Line phone
number. She said the Center is funding a dedicated
phone line but volunteers need donations to pay for
flyers and magnets.
Fire Chief Andy Price said his firefighters will dis-
tribute the flyers and magnets as part of their commu-
nity outreach program. He suggested that the volun-
teers make a presentation to the Coalition of Barrier
Island Elected Officials.
The Island Help Line will be in operation by Jan. 5.
Photo contest results announced
Fo, the first year since it began participation, The
Islander Bystander is without a winner in the Kodak
International Newspaper Snapshot Awards.
Kodak's Grand Award went to a "totally irresist-
ible image of a woebegone cat" clinging to the side of
his washtub. The cat's owner, 17-year-old Christy
Hobaugh of Arnold, Md., used Kodak Tri-X pan filn
to capture the $10,000 prize.
The second cat winner for the second year in a row
first won judges over in the animals category, then in
a black-and-white category. Overall, 257 winners were
chosen from 1. 116 snapshots.
The judges view the photos enlarged to 11-by-14
inch prints. They choose 50 photos from 10 different
subject categories from panel after panel of prints.
shuffled like playing cards on the walls of a 30- by 50-
KINSA '97 top prize
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1958. He began at the Reedy Creek Improve-
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Administration/Training, and later served as
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Everyone loves a parade
Well, they should. And this weekend the best efforts
of the Anna Maria Island Privateers and a group of Key
Royale volunteers come to fruition with two parades.
By day, the Privateers revel on the streets from Anna
Maria City to Coquina Beach, trailed by myriad floats and
then Santa Claus himself.
By night, the community clings to the shore, bridge
and pier railings as the glimmer of lighted boats passes
through the Key Royale basin, Bimini Bay and finally the
bayfront waters on the north end and back again.
The Privateers are their most benevolent when it
comes to Christmas. Hundreds (yes, hundreds) of children
line up at the Privateer boat/float following the parade and
every one of them is treated to a moment with Santa and
a gift. -Never stirring from his task, Santa spends hours
dedicating his attention to the children, while the Priva-
teers organize and entertain. They provide all the gifts,
Cokes and hot dogs.
The lighted boat parade is a growing custom that of-
fers more entertainment than benevolence. Participants
compete for prizes and it's a top-notch form of entertain-
ment for all ages. Oohs and aahs fill the air as crowds press
to the edge of the piers and shoreline for a closer glimpse.
Together, the two events offer Islanders a great way
to awaken the holiday spirit.
And, speaking of spirit, we hope you'll join us in
wishing for a successful fundraiser for the Anna Maria
Island Community Center Endowment Fund.
Holmes Beach resident Charles Lester has generously
offered to match all individual donations to the fund un-
til the year's end up to $25,000.
It's up to all of us to show that our community is up
to the challenge and, as they say in elections, every dol-
lar, er, vote, counts. In this case, it counts double.
As a single parent new to the Island community 22
years ago, the Center provided my children with lifetime
friendships, sportsmanship and athletic skills, a sense of
being "Island" and a much-needed, much-lacking pater-
I'm deeply indebted to the Center and all it stands for
when it comes to kids as I know many other parents
and kids are too.
For all the things they do for young and old, the ac-
tivities, sports, outreach programs, mentoring, counseling
and caring, please be generous.
Mr. Lester helped the Center found the endowment
fund several years ago. It's a fund that provides an ever-
lasting investment principal on which the Center builds
and earns interest with a goal of self-supporting.
The Center and the Lesters are counting on us to pitch
in and match this generous offer. Let's make it happen.
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Costa Rica's poor
This is a note to say thank you to our dear friends
on Anna Maria Island for all the clothing you gave us
for the folks in our village. The clothes were gone be-
fore we knew it.
The people here are such hard workers and so poor.
One young man of 17 lost his father two years ago and lihe
is the sole supporter of two sisters and his mother. He
makes 83 cents an hour working on a farm. They mostly
live on beans and rice with a little chicken thrown in.
Another man took a pair of shoes that were to small
for him but he said he would cut the toes off so he could
wear them to work. All hlie had up to now was one pair
of rubber boots.
Our hearts wouldn't go out to these people if they
were lazy and looking for handouts all the time. They
are the most loving people and they have taken us in to
These people just can't afford to buy new clothing
because clothes in Costa Rica are so expensive, so their
If any of you arc coming down to Costa Rica on a
vacation or business trip, please contact us through
Marty Moery or Marjorie Austin of Anna Maria and
bring something with you if possible.
Again, all our thanks and God bless you all.
Maureen amnd Gerrmy Evans, Fraijanes, Costa Rica
Domino's Pizza makes cell tower
As one of the Island's numerous architects who live
here for the beauty and quality of life, I am concerned
about the visual pollution a traditional cell tower would
On the other hand, I am a cellular phone user and
know how valuable they can be. Fortunately, I live in the
south end of Hohnlmes Beach and can get good reception
from the existing cell tower. I can, however, understand
thle frustration people must feel on thle north end of tlhe
Island when they cannot have the use of cell phones.
In looking through my latest copy of "Architectural
Record," 1 came upon the attached photo of a whimsi-
cal cell tower design, and thought perhaps an approach
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WV/iIt telep/lione poles were in the past, cellular-phone
relayv towers are today. They dot the landscape where
they are placed to satisfy transmission requirements.
not aesthetics. When Airtouch Cellular sought to build
a tower in Amnn Arbor, Mich., their site fell in the midst
of Dominito's Piz.za World Headquarters. Domino's
President Tom Monaghan agreed to lease the land on
the condition that the tower be designed 1by Gunnar
Birkerts, FAIA, the architect for the pizza company's
complex. The result: a cobalt blue steel tower shaped
like a bolt oflightning, metaphorically connecting the
earth to the sky.
Reprinted from "Architectural Record."
like this might be a solution.
Mike McCaleb', Holmes Beach
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The short-lived Longboat Pass bridge (1926 to 1932) in another incarnation as
the Snead's Island "humpback" bridge.
There are few folks around today
who recall when the first bridge linking
Anna Maria and Longboat Key disap-
peared. It happened in the dark of night
on March 5, 1932, while the residents
of Longbeach Village on north
Longboat Key and West View on the
Island side of the pass were tucked up
A storm sneaked in from the Gulf.
Not a severe storm. The worst of it was
the abnormally high tide. The wind
shoved a sheet of water across the
south end of the Island, separating
West View from Cortez Beach
(Bradenton Beach) and sweeping on
through the pass.
The bridge trembled. Then, with a
roar so loud people in Anna Maria City
heard it, the entire span parted com-
pany with its supporting pilings. It
came to rest all in one piece near where
Moore's Restaurant is today.
Rolling onward to Cortez, the bil-
low flattened the general store and
damaged a number of cottages one
was picked up and set back down a
block away. In a bit of comic relief,
next day a Cortez man found his best
suit which his wife had hung on a
clothesline to air dangling from the
top of a palm tree.
Marion Colman noted in her mem-
oirs in her gentle, matter-of-fact way:
"I remember the storm very well, a
hard winter storm with an extra high
tide. It didn't seem very severe at our
place, but the next morning there were
puddles all around where there had
never been puddles before. We learned
that the Longboat bridge was gone and
a considerable part of the runway on
the Anna Maria dock was gone too."
Another Islander recalled 25
years later how the men of West
View and Bradenton Beach had tried
to save the bridge.
"I was down there helping to save
it, but we couldn't do it," 87-year-old
M.M. May told a newspaper reporter in
1954. "There were all those houses
there [in West View, developed in
1906]. Some smart men from
Bradenton made a fence with pilings
and pumped sand back of it to make the
land. One house you had to walk across
a gangway to get to. For a long time
after the storm there was not a single
house on the Gulf side of the road. A
little bit north and out about 300 feet
there'd been a dance hall and a bathing
pavilion. They have gone and the beach
In the late '30s along came a devel-
oper with plans for another bridge. He
sunk in concrete abutments and staged
a huge barbecue party on the Longboat
Key side of the pass to attract investors.
The highlight of the party was famed
circus performer Carl Wallenda's tight
rope walk across the pass. But the
hoopla couldn't engender nearly
enough money for the bridge in those
Depression years. A world war would
be fought before Longboat Pass was
spanned again, in 1959.
As for the wayward bridge, it was
heaved Iup from its watery resting place
and barged up the Manatee River to
Snead's Island. It was the only link be-
tween Hooker Point and Palmetto for
The spot where West View once
was a playground for wealthy
Tampans toboggan slide and all -
is now the location of popular Co-
quina Beach, Manatee County's
greatest tourist attraction.
Next: When the lights
also had a
short life. It
went up in
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Coral Shores: no beach
parking fees, bridge tolls
The Coral Shores Owners Association believes that
no man is an island unto himself and that no island is an
island unto itself unless it is isolated in the middle of the
Pacific or Atlantic oceans. Therefore, when Island may-
ors make proposals, often such proposals have impacts
beyond their political or geographical territories.
When proposals are made regarding bridge tolls and
beach parking fees pertaining to municipal properties con-
trolled by local communities, such actions are not our
concern unless such actions adversely effect (physically,
environmentally or otherwise) surrounding areas. When
proposals, however, are made regarding bridge tolls and
beach parking fees pertaining to countywide facilities
owned, and fiscally supported by all county taxpayers, far
greater considerations and impacts come into play involv-
ing all Manatee County residents.
First, Island mayors need to understand that the
countywide facilities located upon Anna Maria Island do
not belong to the municipalities on the Island. Cortez Road
and Manatee Avenue bridges are owned, and financially
supported by, federal, state and county taxpayers, not just
Anna Maria Island. If the state or county governments
established tolls for these bridges, legal requirements
would commit such tolls to the maintenance or improve-
ment of those specific facilities. Such tolls cannot, and
should not, be used to create a custom made Island tran-
sit system for Anna Maria Island.
This proposal fails on several bases. It is very ques-
tionable that the Manatee electorate would vote for or
support such bridge tolls if enacted by the county
board. Challenges to such actions would undoubtedly
be made to state or federal transportation agencies and
other appropriate authorities. It is incumbent upon the
county board to assure unencumbered access by county
residents to county facilities. Bridge tolls would ad-
versely impact families with low and moderate in-
comes desiring to have access to Manatee County
beaches located on Anna Maria Island.
Furthermore, such action would be economically
imprudent. Island businesses require economic support
far in excess of Island residents. If mainlanders were
forced to vote economically, Island businesses would
be adversely impacted. Should this type of economic
problem develop, Manatee County's and Anna Maria
island's tax bases would be adversely impacted.
Second, county voters and taxpayers will not ap-
preciate the imposition of beach parking fees at county
beaches located on Anna Maria Island. Island munici-
palities want the county board to impose such fees at
county beaches so that they can successfully impose
such fees on municipal beaches. If county beaches re-
main free to the public, and municipal beaches have
parking fees, municipal facilities would not be attrac-
tive to most beach goers. Manatee County taxpayers
and residents should not be imposed upon solely for the
benefit of Island municipalities.
Furthermore, it is our understanding, as with bridge
tolls, beach parking fees (legally) would have to be
used for county beach recreation purposes and im-
provements. Additionally, countywide taxpayers very
likely would not support the use of such parking fees
to enhance Anna Maria Island's tax base at the expense
of all county taxpayers. Federal, state and county taxes
are expended for purposes of benefiting the public at
large, not to cover the unwillingness of certain commu-
nities' to tax themselves,
Finally, as to the Island communities' desire to de-
velop a mass transit system, at the expense of all county
taxpayers, for the purpose of controlling traffic on the Is-
land, and access thereto, serious consideration must be
given to the reasonableness, feasibility and practicality of
such a concept. The situation does not lend itself to true
mass transit. While Manatee County operates a bus sys-
tem to the best of its ability, in no manner of definition can
the countywide system be truly considered to be a mass
transit system. As it involves the major geographic con-
centration of commuters, any attempt to develop a mass
transit system for the Island would fail because:
Mainland residents, desiring to use Manatee County's
public beaches, use their personal vehicles to transport
families and friends (including beach chairs, coolers, rafts,
etc.) in a convenient and timely manner. No bus system
created solely for the purposes of controlling vehicular
traffic on the Island will ever meet with approval of the
public at large. Even if the county were to pay the public
to use such a system, it would be doomed to failure be-
cause of lack of convenience and acceptance by the pub-
lic at large in general, and taxpayers specifically.
It is quite possible that one or more taxpayers
would bring legal action if tax funds were expended for
the purpose of restricting public access to the Island
and county facilities located on the Island.
The county has no responsibility to keep its residents
out of any area within its jurisdiction simply because lo-
cal residents wish reduced traffic and greater privacy.
Facilities on Anna Maria Island belonging to the
public at large, paid for by Manatee County taxpayers,
must be available for use by the public and taxpayers.
The Coral Shores Owners Association respectfully
requests that the Manatee County Commission act in
the best interest of the public at large and all county
taxpayers in this matter. The association views these
proposals as an effort to restrict access to county facili-
ties, and believes that such actions would be question-
able, immoral and/or illegal.
If the facilities in question were not already pub-
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powers of eminent domain based upon the general
health, safety and welfare of the public at large.
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Holiday Prelude termed 'fabulous success'
The first Christmas Prelude on Bridge Street was
deemed a rousing success by the 1,500 or so people
who attended on Thanksgiving night.
"It was a wonderful, wonderful time," said Emily
Anne Smith, one of the organizers of the event.
Spectators became participants for part of the per-
formances during the dozen singalongs. "The
singalongs were fabulous," Smith said.
Performers for the evening included Bob
LoPiccolo Trio, the West Coast School Choir, Jessica
Schultz, a 9-year-old at Jessie Miller Elementary
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Bradenton Beach Commissioner Dan Goodchild.
In addition, awards for the business and residential
holiday decorating contest winners were announced.
Business judges Mollie Sandberg, JoAnn
Goodchild, Mike Norman, Jim Quinlin and Echo
Herron judged the 36 entries. Winners were the Bridge
Tender Inn, first; Drift-In, second; and Studio 21, third.
Many of the winners donated their prize money to dif-
ferent Island charities, Smith said.
Residential judges George Sinclair, Ines Norman,
Linda Sanders and Cedrick Wilson judged 40 houses.
Winners were Robert Byrne, Raul and Susan
Mendonca, 102 Second St. N., first; Yogi and Margret
Isgro, 33 Laverne Drive in Pines Trailer Park, second;
and a tie for third between the Lamphrons, 2313 Ave.
B and Gloria Townsend, 103 Church St. in Pines
Smith said the Prelude Committee of herself, Com-
missioner John Chappie and Lea Ann Bessonette are
already working on next year's event, with six choirs
already booked for 1998.
The Bridge Tender Inn took first prize in the business category in the Bradenton Beach decorating contest.
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Bobby Howard, Brian Alsip, Mike Steech and Jamie Roberts. Bottom row, from left, Jason Fischer. Susan
Bart.izal and Leslie Strine. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemnann
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and Arlene Bvrnes and Raul and Susan Mendonca.
The houses featured a train and are located at 102
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What should we do to beautify our city?
Members of the Holmnes Beach Beautification
Committee want you to respond to their query.
The committee is compiling a list of residents'
concerns and problem areas, as well as solutions to
make the city more attractive. In addition, the commit-
tee plans to compile a list of goals and objectives.
Committee members say they're confused about
what they're supposed to be doing. The committee
was established in the city's comprehensive plan but
the policy is unclear.
The policy states, "By June 1998 coordination
between public and private recreation providers shall
be assured through the creation of a Parks and Beau-
tification Advisory Board. Membership on the board
shall include individuals from the public works depart-
ment, business community, condominium associa-
tions, neighborhood associations, the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center the commission liaison and
the general population."
"We're not clear about what's expected of us,"
Pierrette Kelly, executive director of the Center, said.
"We're not supposed to come up with a plan to
beautify the city with plants and trees." Ron Robinson,
the committee's liaison from the city commission,
said. "Our charge is to make recommendations to the
commission on ordinances it should enact to beautify
the city. How can we encourage people to beautify
"We need to resolve this," Chairman Jane Early
stressed. "But maybe we could also work with Keep
Kelly suggested a review of the city's present or-
dinances to see what's effective and what's not. She
also suggested getting opinions from the county's mas-
ter gardeners, the Island's garden clubs and residents.
"Let's use their wisdom," she said. "Let's have a
public meeting and ask them what they are concerned
about and what they expect from us."
"We need everyone's input to make us more knowl-
edgeable in advising the commission," Hurst added.
Robinson suggested inviting the planning commis-
sion chairman to the next meeting to explain the duties
of the committee.
In committee reports last month, Public Works
Supervisor Joe Duennes said he checked on beautifi-
cation possibilities for the rights of way around the
Holmes Beach Shopping Center.
"The best I can tell, our entire right of way is used
up with street," he said. "We're at the mercy of the
owners of the shopping center."
Sheila Hurst reported that the city can participate
in several Keep Manatee Beautiful programs including
storm -drain stenciling, Trash Troopers, Adopt-a-Spot,
tree planting, Adopt-a-Highway, Adopt-a-Road, and
the boaters and anglers program.
Hurst said any areas on State Road 789 are gov-
erned by Florida Department of Transportation regula-
tions. All work must be approved by DOT and its cri-
teria is very strict.
The committee's next meeting will be at 10 a.m. on
Dec. 4 in city hall.
Docks draw fire on Lake LaVista
By J.C. Higgins
Anna Maria citizens living in the Lake LaVista
area appeared before the city commission asking for
direction in the repair of deteriorating docks owned by
the city and adjacent to their properties.
City Attorney Jim Dye addressed the legal issues
pertaining to the docks. A dock should be accessory
to a house, and if there is no house there is no enforce-
able right to build a dock, he said.
In May 1996, Dye had previously pointed out
that the city had title to the lake parcel, and was li-
able for the docks.
The citizens countered that access to the docks did
enhance their property values, and they had always as-
sumed the docks to be part of their property. In fact,
some said they are certain that their abstract reflects
They have always provided repair in an attempt to
keep the docks in safe condition, and will continue to
maintain them, once the ownership and liability ques-
tions are cleared up.
Dye will present his recommendations to the com-
mission at the regular work session later this month.
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Commission extends clerk's benefits
The Holmes Beach Commission recently passed
a resolution extending City Clerk Leslie Ford's dis-
ability payments and employee benefits, including
health insurance, for up to a year.
Ford left the city in August to seek advanced treat-
ment for scleroderma, a disease of the connective tissue.
The city's insurance plan allows for a totally dis-
abled person to remain on the plan for 12 months. The
extension could cost the city a maximum of $8,570.88.
The extension of benefits was granted in recogni-
tion of Ford's many years of dedicated service to the
city and the unique qualifications and duties of her
position, said the resolution.
In addition, the commission passed a resolution
giving it the option of extending disability leave and
benefits for other employees.
A request that business cards be sent to 7-year-old
Craig Sherold, suffering a terminal brain tumor with
little time to live is being made by the Children's
Make-a-Wish Foundation. Craig expressed his desire
to have an entry in "the most business cards ever re-
ceived by an individual."
Island and area businesses are asked to help Craig
make his wish come true by sending a business card
to: Craig Sherold, c/o Make-a-Wish Foundaiton, 3200
Perimeter Center, Atlanta, GA 30346, and by inform-
ing and encouraging fellow businesses to do so.
Time is of the essence as Craig is very ill. Thank
you for helping in this national project of the
Children's Make-a-Wish foundation.
Craig's request is being passed along by the Mar
Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, Longboat Key.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novel subject
at library series Tuesday
The Friends of the Island Branch Library invite
the public to the third of their 1997-98 program series
on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. The featured speaker
will be John Mellon.
Mellon, a retired professor of literature and college
president, will present a critical analysis of the Pulitzer
Prize-winning novel, "Angela's Ashes." His presentation
will include an analysis of the book's author, Frank
McCouri, and the characters that appear in the best-seller.
Over a I10-year period from 1951, Dr. Mellon, who
obtained both his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in English
Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, taught at
several universities, including Florida Southern College
and as president of Western State College of Colorado.
Admission is free and seating is on a first-come,
For more information, call 778-6341 or stop by the
library at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Children's Make-a-Wish Foundation
seeks business cards
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 NOVEMBER 26, 1997 E PAGE 11 JIM
Two Gulffront motels
change hands on Key, Island
Sales of two major commercial properties along
the Gulf of Mexico have been closed by Jim Foster and
Jim LaRose, who only four months ago launched the
commercial division of Wedebrock Real Estate Co.
The Seaside Motel in Bradenton Beach was sold by
Charlie and Eline Dubs to Kevan and Fawn Ker of Tampa
for $1,375,000. The Kers took possession and are operat-
ing the business at 2200 Gulf Drive, Foster said.
The Riviera Beach Motel on Longboat Key was
sold for $1,475,000 to Will and Faith Glades of Ten-
nessee by Bernie and Linda Weise, who had owned
and operated the accommodations at 5451 Gulf of
Mexico Drive for 25 years. The Gladeses are now
operating the motel.
The Emerald Gem
Earl and Marge Young of Holmes Beach return home from a Sunday drive in their 1920 Westcott named
"Emerald Gem." Young purchased the Westcott in poor condition. In two years he. with the help of Island
Auto Body and Mercer's Upholstery, both in Holmes Beach, have restored it to an enviable condition. The
car was made in Springfield, Ohio. Islander Photo: Edna Tieiann
9: --I iU2T; II
Norma E. Ford
Norma E. Ford, 76, of Longboat Key, died Nov.
24, in Roslyn, N.Y.
Mrs. Ford came to this area 20 years ago from New
York City. She was a retired registered nurse and a
member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
She is survived by her son, Michael of Port Wash-
ington, Long Island, N.Y., and a granddaughter.
Visitation and wake were held at Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Island Chapel. Service and burial was
at Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton, with Rev. Donald
Memorials may be made to St. Francis Hospital,
100 Port Washington Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576.
Herbert 0. Hamby Sr.
Herbert 0. Hamby Sr., 89, of Lawrenceville, Ga.,
died Nov. 28.
All Island Christmas needs
help to help Island needy
Once again, All Island Denominations is sponsor-
ing All Island Christmas to ensure that all the residents
of our community have a festive holiday meal and a
gift to open.
The vacant building at 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City, has been donated for use as AIC headquarters. It
will be open from Monday, Dec. 8, through Saturday,
Applications will be available at the headquarters
for Island residents who wish to participate in the pro-
gram. Volunteers will also accept gifts of non-perish-
able food, new toys and games, monetary donations
and names of any residents who may be in need of
Call 778-3908 during headquarters' hours for any
questions. Information is also available off hours from
Jeanette Cashman at 778-4105 and Claire Clark 778-
Mr. Hamby was born in Dadeville. Ala. He was a
member of Peachtree Baptist Church, Atlanta. Ga., and the
Island Baptist Church. Anna Maria City. He was an elec-
trical engineer and retired from Georgia Power Company
after 32 years of service. He was a former Rotarian.
He is survived by two sons, Herbert Jr. of
Lawrenceville, and Michael of Clearwater, Fla.; two
sisters, Sara King of Mt. Olive, Ala., and Nell Winters
of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Hugh of Birmingham,
Ala.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Wages Oak Lawn
Chapel with the Rev. W. C. Corley and Rev. Steve
Dodson officiating. Interment was in Gwinnett Memrno-
Memorials may be made to Lawrenceville Coop-
erative Ministry or to the Quinn House.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., was in
charge of the arrangements.
The Island Poet
Old age is going to hit us all, no way shall we
Just thank your lucky stars that you are around
to get it.
I am sure you'll lose your vim and vigor, and
your looks will slip away,
Still you can thank the good Lord that He has
given you another day.
But if you are looking for compliments, I am
sure you will regret,
'Cause if someone says your perfume smells
nice, that's as close as you can get.
But no matter what old age may bring, hang
in there and wear a smile,
That's the only thing on this green earth thai
will never go out of style.
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Christmas shop at Anna
Maria Historical Museum
There is no need to leave the Island to shop for the
holidays. The Anna Maria Historical Society offers
unique Island items for "sun-bound" or "snowbound"
friends and family.
The society's historical 1998 calendar features
more than a dozen rare old photographs, plus articles
on the Island's early days. While the supply lasts, they
sell for $5 each or $3 for five or more.
Eye-catching Christmas cards designed by artist
Richard Shaffett featuring the Anna Maria City Pier
and tree ornaments like the ones used to decorate the
state tree in Tallahassee are also available.
Perfect for holiday giving are three best seller books:
"Tampa Triangle Dead Zone," by Captain Bill Miller;
"Nothing To Lose," a mystery set on Anna Maria Island
by Island author Frances Beard; and the ever-popular Is-
land pictorial history book by the late Steve Kimball,
"Anna Maria Island In Days Past," can be found.
Aerial views of the Island, framed or matted, and
prints by Island artists Jon Thornburg and Robert
Reiber will make cherished gifts along with T-shirts,
sweat shirts, hats, visors, stationery and coffee mugs
bearing historical designs.
The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-
day, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is
free. While you are making your purchases, take a tour
of the brand new exhibits and order your Early Settlers
Bread available Wednesday mornings.
Proceeds from all sales go to maintain the museum.
For more information, call 778-0492.
Singles group's first
The newly formed Anna Maria Singles Group has
scheduled its first seminar for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9,
at the Island's Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
in Anna Maria City.
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The seminar will be on investments, including
stocks, gold and in general "how to invest without los-
ing money," said Wil Little, organizer of the group. It
is open to all interested, he said.
Line dance lessons will be given at the Center at 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, and a junket to St. Augustine is
in the planning stage. Weekly meetings are at the Cafe on
the Beach at 9 a.m. every Wednesday, said Little.
Center seeks teams for
indoor soccer tournament
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is gearing
up to hold its fourth annual Indoor Soccer Christmas Tour-
The tournament is a week-long double elimination
tournament for male and female teams with divisions from
age 7 to adult.
Sponsored for the second year by The Islander By-
stander, the tournament will start Thursday, Dec. 18, and
dependent on entries, end some time before Christmas
The entry fee is $75 per team and players must reg-
ister as a team no individuals. The player level is de-
termined by the age of players on Aug. 1, 1997.
Teams needs to have a minimum of six players on the
team to participate.
For more information or to have a registration form
mailed to you call Program Director Scott Dell at the
Center at 778-1908.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 3, 1997 N PAGE 13 IE
Three Island mayors to
meet the public
The three Island mayors will host a session to dis-
cuss issues that will concern the Island in the upcom-
ing year on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Island Branch Li-
brary, Holmes Beach, at 10:30 a.m.
Bob Van Wagoner, mayor of Holmes Beach,
Chuck Shumard, mayor of Anna Maria City, and
Connie Drescher, mayor-elect of Bradenton Beach,
will be present to gain insight as to how their constitu-
ents feel about the future of the Island through discus-
Citizens of all three Island cities are invited to at-
tend. Coffee and cakes will be served.
Off Stage Ladies to meet in
Sarasota Dec. 10
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players will
hold their monthly meeting at the Waterside Room,
Sarasota, on Wednesday, Dec. 10, with Monday, Dec.
8, the deadline for making reservations.
Social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by
The program will include a fashion show by Peggy
and a gift display by My Fair Lady at the restaurant
located at 105 Sarasota Quay.
Membership inquiries may be made by calling
Marilyn Moroni at 778-0030.
Basketball teen tryouts at
Center beginning Thursday
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has an-
nounced basketball tryouts for its basketball season begin-
ning Thursday, Dec. 4, for teens 14-16 years of age.
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The Center encourages all teens to sign up and at-
tend tryouts on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m., at the
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Every-
one will be placed on a team.
Boys and girls must be age 14 by Nov. 15, 1997,
and no older than 16 by the same date.
Games will be played on Friday and Saturday
For additional information, call Scott Dell at 778-
Register now for mature
The American Association of Retired Persons will
sponsor a 55 Alive Mature Driving Course on Thurs-
day and Friday. Dec. 11 and 12, at the Island Branch
Library, Holmes Beach.
Class size is limited so registration and prepayment
are required as soon as possible.
Class hours are 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and atten-
dance is required both days. The cost is $8 per person.
To register, call Les Knoll at 729-7742
Community center seeks
donations for annual
The Anna Maria Island Community Center Auc-
tion Committee is seeking donations for the annual
dinner auction to be held April 18. Committee mem-
bers are also seeking advertisers for the auction pro-
gram. To donate an item for the auction or advertise
your business, call the Center at 778-1908.
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Doctor to speak about
nutrition at Holmes Beach
health store Saturday
Dr. Ray Dielman, N.D., will answer questions
on nutritional healing and preventive medicine at
Here's To Your Health on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dr. Dielman is a naturopathic health consultant
and a resident of Holmes Beach.
The store is located at 5340 Gulf Drive in the
S&S Shopping Plaza.
For more information, call 778-4322.
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Island Gallery to hold
"Lily Path II, a pastel painting by Bradenton artist
Lee Mears can be seen at Island Gallery West,
Holmes Beach. Mears will be demonstrating pastel
painting on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
along with artist Caroline Whitmore demonstrating
watercolor painting and Cecy Richardson demon-
strating linoleum cuts. The gallery is located at 5348
Gulf Drive. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
through Saturday. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
Island Gallery West
Island Library soliciting
cookbooks to sell
The Friends of the Island Branch Library are seek-
ing donations of cookbooks for the organization's an-
nual sale to be held on Saturday, Jan. 10.
Gift contributions should be brought to the Island
Branch Library during regular business hours. All pro-
ceeds from the sale will directly benefit the library's
facility and services. The exact time of the sale will be.
announced at a later date.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. For more information, call 778-6341.
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Saturday 10 am to 1 pm
Jazz Club jazzes up
weekend with music, film
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will host two events this
On Friday, Dec. 5, in the Chamber of Commerce
parking lot in Siesta Key Village, the club will present
a free concert from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Audience members should bring their own chairs.
"Inside Jazz," the Saturday morning film and lec-
ture series presented by the club, will be held on Sat-
urday, Dec. 6, with a presentation of "Inside Saxes."
The event will be at First United Methodist
Church, 104 S. Pineapple St., Sarasota, from 10 a.m. to
Admission is free.
For more information about both events, contact
the club at 366-1552.
Van Wezel offers
entertainment for all ages
Family fun kicks off December at the Van Wezel
Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota, with a performance by
the mime/comedy duo of television fame Shields &
Yarnell on Thursday, Dec. 4. at 7 p.m.
Again for the family, "Babes in Toyland" will be
presented at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. The show
is recommend for children ages 3 to 9 and their parents.
Three-time Grammny Award Winner Lou Rawls
will share his rich baritone voice in one performance
only on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m.
Call 953-3368 for ticket information or stop by at
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Student in sorority
Tracey Moynihan of Holmes Beach has been se-
lected to become a member of Pi Beta Phi, an Auburn
Tracey is the daughter of David and Patricia
Moynihan of Holmes Beach.
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Wanted: county volunteers
for environmental land
Manatee County Government is seeking volunteers
interested in applying to serve on the Environmental
Lands Management and Acquisition Committee.
The board advises the Board of County Commis-
sioners on matters related to environmental and acqui-
sition and management and recreational planning and
programming for acquired lands.
The term is for one year. Members meet the fourth
Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Public
Works Administration Building, 4410 66th St. W.,
Currently 11 vacancies exist as follows:
One member from the Florida Engineering Soci-
Two members schooled in natural science: ecol-
ogy, biology, botany, etc.
One member with a background or education in
active outdoor sports.
One member from a local environmental group.
One member of Chamber of Commerce's envi-
Two year-round residents of Manatee County:
one shall be an Anna Maria Island resident or a resident
of Longboat Key.
One member with a background/education in
banking or finance or real estate.
One representative from the agriculture commu-
One representative/employee of the Manatee
County School Board.
Applicants must be Manatee County residents and
willing to serve in a voluntary capacity.
For further information and applications, contact
the Manatee Board of County Commissioners, P.O.
Box 1000, Bradenton, FL 34206, or call 745-3700.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 19.
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|Gold jacket of honor
Vincent Gallalee is pre-
sented with a gold jacket in
honor of his receiving the
Pilgrim Degree of Merit of -
the Loyal Order of Moose at
the Anna Maria Island
Moose Lodge #2188,
The degree is the highest
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tion with Earl Jones of Bradenton Lodge #1223 assisting.
.. "The annual Holiday Hobby and Craft Show of
Gulfshore of Longboat Key, 3710 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to
noon. A pancake and sausage breakfast will be avail-
able from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for $3 a person.
Mistletoe Bazaar at Roser
Members of the Women's Guild of Roser Memorial
Community Church prepare for the guild's annual
Mistletoe Bazaar. The bazaar will be held on Satur-
day, Dec. 6,from 9 a.m. to 1.:30 p.m., in Fellowship
Hall of the church at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City. Hand-made crafts, including shell crafts,
Christmas trims, baked goods and plants will be
offered for sale. A luncheon will also be served.
Pictured hard at work, from left, are Jean Thobe,
Margaret Art, Lorraine Damrow, Pauline Brown
and Peggy Nash. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
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Keep the faith
Thank goodness there's good news.
We're happy to report about Jerry Bowes, owner
of Westbay Athletic Club and past president of Anna
Maria Island Community Center board of directors, is
improving. Really improving.
Bowes was seriously injured Sept. 27 in a fall from
the rafters to a racquetball court floor at his club while in
the process of changing light bulbs and ceiling panels.
According to Center Executive Director Pierrette
Kelly, Bowes is well enough to be recuperating at
home. "It's remarkable!" Kelly said.
Get well wishes may now be sent to Bowes at
home, 543 67th St., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
I don't know where the phrase "chock full" came
from but as sure as I'm writing this, someone will come
forward to tell me.
Anyway, are you chock full of turkey, or what?
There's plenty more to do -this weekend than eat
turkey, thankfully. Pun intended.
Besides two parades, there's Winterfest at the
Holmes Beach City Hall "park." The event is spon-
sored by the Art League and besides tons of perfect-for-
holiday-gift-giving arts and crafts there will be live
music, some of it being of the Cortez variety. Fiddler
"Goose" Culbreath is always a hit with the Cortez
Grand Ole Opry at the annual fishing festivals and now
we can enjoy them in Holmes Beach.
Music throughout the day is offered up Island style
with zydeco and Cajun music from the Gumbo Boogie
Band and western swing and bluegrass by Islander
Howie Banfield and friends.
Community organizations join in the event to make
it a "family" affair. You'll find information on wildlife,
historical societies of Cortez and Anna Maria, nuts for
sale to benefit the Island Players, information from the
chamber of commerce and the Island flood mitigation
The raffle is a great feature of the show, where for
$1 tickets you can win any of dozens of works donated
by the artisans in the show. Proceeds go toward
children's art scholarships.
And a junior art show is being headed this year by
past winner Layla Copeland. Ribbon awards for first,
second, third and honorable mention will be made and
two "Best of Show" awards will also be presented.
After the festival closes, junior award-winning
entries will be shown at the Art League throughout
A nice showing for the kids' works but disappoint-
ing in the respect that they're never for sale. Must be
those greedy parents want to keep the work to them-
selves. Can't say I blame them.
The adult arts and crafts are of greater quality ev-
ery year and range from objects of gold to primitive
If you can't find an appropriate gift at this show,
then I must recommend you steer to the Tampa Bay
Convention Center for the mother of all craft shows.
And I do mean crafts. No paintings, watercolors or
works of art. It's the fifth annual American Craft Coun-
cil Craft Show, Friday-Sunday, Dec. 5-7.
I was one of thousands at the indoor show last year
- overwhelmed by the quality and immensity of
space. About 200 artists feature work in jewelry, pot-
tery, ceramics, custom furniture and clothing.
And the price range is phenomenal too. Items range
from $15 to thousands of dollars. Clever unique pottery
mugs were overshadowed literally and in price structure
by tremendous wood sculptures. There are tiny jewel-
laden collector pieces, beaded purses, Christmas orna-
ments, hand-blown glass fountain pens, silk clothing and
crafts for the home and office. Cloth weavers offer art to
wear and leather crafters stitch up fine belts and bags.
This is the show. And it's all organized and brought
to Tampa Bay thanks to former local gal Christine
Crawfis. She was formerly a top organizer of what was
a very fine show at the Ringling Museum, now forgone
by a past director who was appalled at the masses tram-
pling the museum grounds.
Pricey by Island standards, admission is $5.
The event is one of nine national shows produced
by ACC, a national non-profit organization dedicated
to the advancement of the American Craft movement.
I'm dedicated to that too, but only for the shopping
aspects. I really love "doing" art and craft shows.
So, first I'll do the Island show where there's al-
ways the bonus of visiting with friends and neighbors,
and then head up to Tampa for fine crafts and a late
lunch in Ybor City. Diggety dog.
Oak and rope design
hammocks and swings
got the attention of these
ladies at a past art and
craft show at the Holmes
Beach "field." Jewelry,
glass, wood sculpture, and
more will be featured this
weekend, Dec. 6 and 7.
Holiday Open House
and Book Sale Dec. 5
Uf-' Imr 1- Exclusive book signing bv "Cracker's Crumbs"
-Author Gib Bergqluist 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
,. .^.-F,- ^,".: Music 6 to 7:30 p.m. by the Manatee High
1 School Chamber Orchestra
~~,. Open House- 5 to 7:30 pan.
GO" ^ -^ 'X AL AT The Aflafder B. f'l der
Signed copies of Gib Bergquist's book, "Cracker's Crumbs,"
--___ will be available exclusively during The Islander Bystander
SOpen House for $19.95 plus tax. Book sales benefit the Anna Maria
^ .r^ 1Island Community Center Endowment Fund.
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SPECIAL 1997 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
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We welcome You a
SAnna Maria Island
Art League, Inc.
V5312 Holmes Blvd. 778-2099.
Open House ... Open Studio in Session
Also see us at Winterfest of Fine Arts
December 6 & 7 9 am to 4 pm
at the Holmes Beach City Hall Park
FREE Admission FREE Parking
Happy 8" HeaLthy Holdays
;,.- from your friends Susan, Max,
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Enjoy the Holiday Spirit and Decorations
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and restaurants and enjoy carolers and live music.
All participants are located in the immediate area surrounding
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Anna Maria Elementary
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch.: French Toast w/Syrup or Cheese Crois-
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Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese or McRib Sandwich.
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These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ended Nov. 24. First
row, from left, are Joshua Everly, Michael Galati, Stephen Thomas, Olivia Langston, Jarrott Nelson, April
Glennon and Jarrod McKenzie. Back row, from left, are Kimberly Kuizon, Susanna Van Andel, Oceanna
Beard, Gracie Beard, Zack Schleld, Eric Whitley, Daniel Shafer and Kevin Gruenke.
You and Your
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Friday & Dec. 5
5 to 8 PM
,*, Enjoy the Holiday Spirit
and Decorations and the
enchanting holiday music of
the Manatee High School
Chamber Orchestra on the
sidewalk in front of
The Islander Bystander, 6 to
7:30 p.m. Meet merchants,
share refreshments at shops,
galleries and restaurants and
enjoy carolers and live mu-
sic. All participants are lo-
cated in the immediate area
surrounding the Island
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Anna Maria Elementary held a Rules
Assembly to help the student body under-
stand why obeying the school's rules helps
everyone to get along, and how important
a good attitude is to the learning process.
The word "attitude" holds the proof If you
give each letter in the word "attitude" its
numeric value as its place in the alphabet,
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g By Kevin P. Cassidy
IFC Under-14s finish Turkey
Shoot in second place
The Island Football Club U-12 and U-14 soccer
teams entered the 10th-annual West Pasco Youth
Soccer Association Turkey Shoot over the Thanks-
giving weekend with great results. The Turkey Shoot
Sis a soccer tournament format where each team is
guaranteed three games to gain entrance to the final
The U-12 team played two games on Friday mi-
nus three of their starters on defense and were
soundly trounced in both. They went up against
West Pasco in the first game and after giving up an
early goal, held their talented opponents scoreless
for the remainder of the half.
The second half fell apart quickly for the locals as
they gave up three goals within nine minutes on the
way to a humbling, 6-0 loss. Skyler Purcell took player-
of-the-game honors in the tough loss.
The second game went much like the first as the
Islanders gave up an early goal, then played desper-
ately resorting to kicking the ball rather than
passing it. This style of play put undue pressure on
their own defense, which gave up three quick sec-
ond-half goals after holding Bonito Springs to one
goal in the first half in the 4-1 loss. Player-of-the-
game award was won by Peter Dowling for tough
The U-14 team opened up with one game on Fri-
day against West Pasco #1. The locals got on the
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IFC Under-14s Rvan Quigleyv beats the West Pasco defenders to the ball in action at the Thanksgiving Turkey
Shoot last week. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidv
scoreboard quickly when Matt Losek received the
ball in the mid-field and passed it to Robert
Bonaiuto, who sent a looping pass into the goalie
box. The ball took a big bounce and Ryan Quigley
out-jumped the hesitant West Pasco goalie to head
it into the goal for a 1-0 lead.
The Islanders missed out on several good scoring
chances which gave the appearance they would have an
easy time of it in this game. West Pasco had other
ideas, as they stole the ball and sent it forward to a
striker, who went in on goalie Ben Sato. But Sato was
up to the challenge.
IFC had trouble clearing the ball quickly after
Sato's save and he soon found himself picking the ball
out of the net after a West Pasco player beat him from
point-blank range to tie the score at 1-1.
IFC retook the lead in the 18th minute when Joey
Mousseau stole the ball in the mid-field and sent it to
Quigley on the right wing. Quigley beat his man off the
dribble and crossed it to Aaron Lowman, who whiffed
on his attempted volley.
Lowman quickly recovered and hit a drop pass to
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 22
Losek, who sent it to the far post where Adam Pear was
waiting to volley it into the back of the net for a 2-1 lead.
West Pasco took the ensuing kickoff down the field
where IFC's defense made the stop but a poor clearing
pass gave Pasco a shot on goal sent harmlessly over
Five minutes later a Pasco striker broke away from
the defense but Ben Sato came off his goal line to make
the save and preserve the IFC lead.
Another Pasco scoring threat quickly turned into a
goal for IFC when Diego Felipe stole the ball deep in his
defensive end and dribbled around and through several
defenders before finishing with a left foot to increase the
IFC lead to 3-1. Quigley ended the scoring for the Island-
ers when he finished a ball that Josh Sato headed toward
the goal to make the final score 4-1.
Saturday's action started with the U- 12s taking on
Hudson Lightning in a steady drizzle, knowing they
probably wouldn't make the finals. They came out
determined to show they were a better team than the
one that had showed up on Friday.
They went straight to work, playing tough defense
and spreading the ball wide on offense. Right away this
paid off, as Taylor Manning spotted Pittman making a
run through the Hudson defense. Manning sent him the
ball and Pittman almost delivered, but the goalie made
a good save to deny him.
Two minutes later, Manning again found Pittman
with a pass and again Pittman fired a shot on goal, only
to see the Hudson goalie come up with the save.
The 17th minute saw Courtney Taylor taken down
in the goalie box, resulting in a penalty kick for IFC,
but Purcell hammered her shot too high and over the
Seconds later, Purcell redeemed herself when she
stole the ensuing goal kick and passed it to Michael
Wallen. She then took the return pass, beat her man
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around the corner and fired a shot that found the far
post to give the IFC a 1-0 lead.
The Islanders added to their lead on some nice
passing between Bystrom, Manning, Taylor and
Pittman. First Bystrom stole the ball in the mid-field
and knocked it outside to Manning. Manning took the
ball down the left wing, cut in and sent it to Pittman on
the right wing. Pittman took it toward the goal and
drop-passed it to Taylor, who was trailing on the play.
HFie finished it off for a 2-0 lead.
IFC was playing confident soccer. They could have
easily scored just missing connects on some qual-
ity scoring chances. One of these chances, quickly
turned into a scoring opportunity for Hudson as a
player streaked down the right wing after a missed
Daniel Miller came off his line to challenge but the
Hudson striker somehow retained possession of the ball
and finished to halve their scoring deficit to 2-1.
IFC regained their two-goal edge when Pittman
stole the ball in the mid field and sent it forward to
Taylor. Taylor spotted Lorenzo Rivera at the far post
and sent the ball in. Rivera ripped a shot that beat the
goalie but it hit the far post and richochetted back into
the middle of the penalty area where Bystrom slid in to
finish it off for a 3-1 lead.
Hudson scored on another breakaway to complete the
scoring. IFC U- 12 went home on a positive note with the
3-2 victory. Taylor won player-of-the-game honors for her
hustle and heads-up play while scoring one goal and was
strongly supported by all of her team mates.
The U-14s played two games on Saturday, both
against two more West Pasco teams. They soundly beat
West Pasco #2 by a score of 7-2. Lowman led the way
with three goals and was supported by Quigley who
scored two and assisted on three others. Bonaiuto and
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IFC went into their night contest knowing they would
be playing for the championship if they came away with
a win over West Pasco #3. They never looked back as they
took an easy 5-0 win with Felipe and Pear each scoring
two goals and Quigley adding one.
That win got the U-14s into the championship
game against West Pasco #4 on Sunday afternoon.
On Sunday, the locals fell behind 2-0 and never
really challenged for the ball in the first half. The
second half saw them come out with a lot more en-
ergy and they managed to tie the score on goals by
Lowman and Felipe, but West Pasco notched a goal
while IFC just missed on a last-minute cross by
Losek, to end their chance for the championship.
Coach Rich Chichester stated that a major key to
their success in the tournament was the play of goalie
Ben Sato and the hustle of Mousseau and Bonaiuto.
Chichester also added that the team had "fantastic pa-
With the success of the U-14 team and the experi-
ence both teams gained, it was a great weekend of soc-
cer for both kids and parents and a long trek to West
Pasco's Jack Mitchell Park.
All IFC teams are back in action on the weekend
starting on Saturday, Dec. 6, when the U-12 team plays
West Bradenton at G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton, at noon.
The U- 14 team plays MAYSO North River at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center at 12:15 p.m. while
the U-8s take the field against another West Bradenton
team at Palma Sola Park Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The IFC adult team is back at home against St.
Petersburg's South Side Jammers on Sunday, Dec. 7,
11 a.m., at Bradenton's G.T. Bray Park.
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Holiday Festival of Fine
Crafts in Sarasota
A selection of Florida's finest crafts people will
show their work at the second annual Holiday Festival
of Fine Crafts at the Sarasota Visual Art Center though
Wednesday, Dec. 24.
The juried exhibition includes jewelry, ceramics,
fiber art, basketry, metalwork, paper crafts, bead crafts,
woodwork, glass, mixed-media crafts and crafts in al-
The center is open seven days a week from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m. on weekends at 707 N. Tamiami Trail.
Admission is free.
'The Wizard of Oz' comes
to life on Players' stage
"The Wizard of Oz," considered the most popu-
lar fairy tale written by an American, will be pre-
sented as a heart-warming musical at the Sarasota
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The show opens Thursday, Dec. 4, and will run
though Saturday, Jan. 3. Both evening and matinee
performances are available.
Call the box office at 365-2494 for show time and
ticket information. The Players Theatre is located at 9th
Street and U.S. 41, Sarasota.
Riverfront Theatre to seek
"The Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life In The
Universe" will be presented by the Riverfront Theatre
beginning Thursday, Dec. 5,
though Saturday, Dec. 13.
Evening and matinee per-
formances will be pre-
The show, which won a
Tony award for actress Lily
Tomlin on Broadway, is a
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20th annual Holiday Tour
of Homes this weekend
The Entre Nous Club of Bradenton will present its
20th annual Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec.
6, from 2 to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 7, from noon to
This year, five unique homes located in northwest
Bradenton will be decorated for the Holidays by local
florists and designers.
Among traditional features of the tour will be a
Sweet Shoppe located on the multi-level terrace at the
English manor-style home of Bill and Jan Mullis on the
Tickets are $10 in advance and may be purchased
at these Island and mainland locations: Crowder Broth-
ers Hardware, Sand Dollar Gift Shop, Jarvis Shoppe,
Jennifer's, M. Kesten Apparel for Men and The Ties
Tickets are available at the door for $12 per person.
For ticket information, call Rhonda Zoller at 792-7616.
The Longboat Key Garden Club 22nd an-
nual Home and Garden Tour will be held
March 7. A different date was listed in last
week's Islander Bystander.
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Island police reports
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Nov. 19, attempted burglary, 100 Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria City Pier. The suspects were observed
by witnesses trying to break into the restaurant by
going through the roof. The suspects were caught
and issued trespass warnings by pier management. A
capias was issued for the suspects.
Nov. 21, grand theft, 2100 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported an unknown person en-
tered a construction site and removed a saw valued
at $1,400 and a diamond saw blade valued at $250.
Nov. 21, criminal mischief, 2500 block of Av-
enue B. The victim reported an unknown person
punctured the front tire on her vehicle. Damages
Nov. 23, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, possession of paraphernalia, obstruction,
1900 block of Gulf Drive South. Upon a lawful traf-
fic stop, the driver gave the officer permission to
search the vehicle.
According to the report, she spontaneously said,
"I have some in my purse." The officer asked her
what she had in her purse and she replied, "Mari-
juana," and handed him a small bag of marijuana, he
Ellen Louise Sinozich, 20, of Bradenton, was
placed in custody. The officer also searched her
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Another officer was assisting with the traffic
stop and asked the passenger for identification but he
refused to speak.
The officer ordered him out of the vehicle,
searched him and found a bag of marijuana.
Dan R. Henry, 44, of Palmetto, was placed in
While this was taking place, another passenger
began swearing at the officer and the officer ob-
served him reach under the driver's seat.
The officer ordered him out of the vehicle and he
refused to put his hands on the vehicle.
Stephen V. Hartley, 34, Bradenton, was placed
Nov. 21, traffic, 81st Street and Gulf Drive.
The subject was stopped for unlawful speed and a
seatbelt violation and a check revealed he had an
expired driver's license. The officer issued a citation
and a summons.
Nov. 21, suspicious person, 200 block of 72nd
Street. The complainant reported a subject fell off
his bicycle. The officer found the intoxicated subject
had fallen, then fell asleep on the ground. He woke
the subject and took him home.
Nov. 21. suspicious, 100 block of 31st Street.
The complainant reported an unknown person dam-
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Nov. 22, lost property a purse, 5300 Holmes
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Nov. 22, traffic, Gulf Drive and Avenue E. The
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revealed his driver's license was suspended. The of-
ficer issued a summons.
Nov. 22, disturbance, 500 block of 72nd Street.
The complainant reported he was entertaining
friends and numerous other subjects arrived unin-
vited. The officer requested they leave.
Nov. 23, suspicious, 7400 block of Marina
Drive. The complainant reported a person unknown
untied his boat from the dock.
Nov. 24, lost property a purse, 6200 block
of Flotilla Drive.
Nov. 24, assist Bradenton Beach Police De-
partment. 7100 Gulf Drive, Nautilus Motel. The of-
ficer was asked to contact the subject and tell her
that her husband and child were involved in a minor
She was asked to respond in another vehicle but
had none available, so the officer transported her to
the scene and started the vehicle.
Nov. 25, burglary to an automobile, 5600 block
of Gulf Drive. The victim reported an unknown per-
son smashed the vehicle's sliding door window and
removed a set of golf clubs valued at $200.
Nov. 25, trespass, 5300 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported skateboarders were being
disrespectful of customers, getting in their way and
making a mess with skateboard wax. The officer
advised him to issue trespass warnings if they return.
Nov. 25, found property a sailboat rudder,
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Bambi sausage isn't quite to my taste
By Bob Ardren
Driving one of the few country roads left along the
Hillsborough/Pasco County line a couple of days ago,
I came upon a strange sight. There, in front of a rural
convenience store, was a pickup truck with four or five
obviously happy guys staring into the box.
Some of the men were almost dancing little jigs,
what with the way they were bobbing utip and down,
while others were just standing back and looking
proud. I suddenly felt the urge for a Coke and wheeled
in alongside their truck.
There in the bed of the truck was an open card-
board box and inside was an 8- or 10-point rack at-
tached to the severed head of a deer. It's deer season
And these guys standing around the pickup had
obviously been hunting for something more than meat
- racks, or antlers. But that's the nature of hunting
today. Almost no one, except ironically most poachers,
are hunting for meat.
Sport fishing isn't much different, of course, but it
is a whole lot more politically correct and fashionable
these days. At least around here.
So when one of the guys with boozy eyes turned
around and asked "Are you a hunter?" I just mumbled.
"Naw, I fish," and walked inside for my Coke.
Here on the Island we don't think about hunting
very much. But in rural Florida it's still a big activ-
ity and, like so many activities these days, it's got-
ten highly specialized.
For example, there's now a flashlight-sized
gizmo on the market to help you find game in the
first place, or track it down after you've made a bad
shot and only wounded it. This infrared detector
senses temperature changes as little as one degree
Fahrenheit so you can find wounded game as far as
several hundred yards away.
It even works in the dark, but for $249.99 it doesn't
tell you if the object you're pointing at is a deer or an-
Then there's a set of bionic ears. For $69.99, they
improve your hearing by 30 percent or more so you can
hear approaching game. Oh yes, it also automatically
mutes loud noises so firing your own gun doesn't
Finally, there are those Russian night-vision
goggles that boost available light 35,000 times. I've
actually tried using these while running the Intracoastal
Waterway in a boat at night, and they really work.
Imagine what an advantage they give a night
hunter in the woods.
They're priced around $995.
The second annual Cayman Cay Golf Scramble was held Nov. 10 at the Palma Sola Golf Club with 16 en-
trants. The winning team of from left, Bill Blaznek, Dee Ervin, Deanna Clark (captain), and Dennis Fought
came in with a gross score of 75. The team was awarded a trophy by Ken Clark, association president.
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modern rifles. They looked to be equipped about as
well as my dad used to be in Wisconsin when, come
opening day of deer season, he'd come home with a
deer. He'd hang it on the side porch for a few days to
age and then drop it off at the village butcher.
It would then be mixed with a little pork fat and
ground into sausage, saving only a roast or two.
We'd eat deer sausage for what seemed like
months afterward. To this day, I won't walk across the
street for venison.
For years Dad always promised that when I turned 16
he'd take me deer hunting, but when that day finally came,
I wasn't interested. Bird shooting and firing at cottontails
with a "22" was my kind of hunting. Nobody ever made
sausage from rabbits, at least not in those days.
Awhile back my kid brother called from
Minnesnowda to announce he was embarking on bow
hunting for deer for his 25th season. I naturally asked
how many deer he'd gotten over the years.
"None." he replied.
"None?" I said. "In 24 years?"
"Hey," he replied, "you started eating venison
Midnight Pass decision coming
What are called "stakeholders" in Midnight Pass
will gather Dec. 15 to begin deliberations on who and
how the pass should be studied with an eye to eventu-
ally trying to reopen it. The Sarasota County Commis-
sion has asked for the group's advice after bungling the
matter for years.
It was the county commission, you might re-
member, that allowed the pass to be filled in back in
the early 1980s in a desperate effort to save homes
and property on the north side of the pass rapidly
being claimed by Mother Nature. The pass was im-
passable, and the narrow opening had migrated and
twisted to the north.
Now local homeowners and area boaters are de-
manding something be done about reopening the pass
and the commission is on the spot.
If you're interested in Midnight Pass. and not a
potential contractor, you're welcome at the 6 p.m.
meeting scheduled in the Sarasota County Commission
chambers at the county administration building, 1660
Ringling Blvd.. downtown Sarasota.
See you next week.
Holmes Beach gets grant
to fix boat ramp
The Manatee County Commission last week ap-
proved a grant to the City of Holmes Beach to rehabili-
tate the city's boat ramp at 63rd Street and Marina
The $1,820 grant was awarded through the
West Coast Inland Navigation District. The money
will be used to rehabilitate the eroded area at the
bottom of the ramp. The grant is matching, so the
city must provide an equal amount of funding.
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Nov. 15, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an Emergency Position In-
dicating Radio Beacon activated in Sarasota Bay. A
Coast Guard boat searched the area with negative
Nov. 16, Boarding. A 31-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for having improper spacing on the
vessel's hull registration numbers.
Nov. 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an eight-foot dinghy unable
tO make it to shore due to weather. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary vessel 25084135 responded and towed the boat
to safe moorings.
Nov. 16. Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having a charged fire extinguisher
Nov. 16, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded in Roberts Bay. The operator received a writ-
ten warning for not having a throwable flotation device
Nov. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a capsized 24-foot power
boat off Egmont Key. Two Coast Guard boats and a
helicopter responded to discover the boat abandoned
Nov. 17, Boarding. A 14-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having the vessel's registra-
tion on board.
Nov. 19, Boarding. A 43-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received a
written warning for not having a garbage placard on board.
Nov. 19, Boarding. A 31-foot fishing boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 20, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having the vessel's registra-
tion on board.
Nov. 20, Boarding. A 17-lfoot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov.. 21, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
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As the fronts move through, fishing just gets
better and better. Offshore anglers report great
catches of snapper and grouper. Closer to the beach
look for mackerel and pompano, while backwater
anglers are still getting great results fishing for red-
fish and flounder. Oh, and sheepshead are starting
to cluster around the piers and docks.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching keeper redfish, large black
drum and a few mackerel plus some snook.
Bill at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching a lot of mackerel, a few flounder
and Saturday's action featured black tip sharks.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on
the Dee Jay II is limiting out on cobia, plus permit,
snook, reds, triggerfish and catch-and-release trout.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's
doing very well with king mackerel, grouper up to
15 pounds and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair suggests
you try the Skyway reefs for snapper and sheeps-
head or for some legal-sized grouper.
Peter at the Cortez. Fishing Center said Capt.
Scott is catching grouper and mangrove snapper.
The Cortez Kat is bringing back triggerfish, grunts
and grouper plus one whopper 30-inch flounder.
Capt. Jack from the Skinnie-Minnie said he's do-
ing well with reds, sheepshead and catch-and-re-
Capt. Rick Gross said he's catching pompano.
mackerel in thile Gulf and reds in the backwater.
On my boat Magic we're finding yellowtail,
mangrove snapper, lots of big triggerfish, small
jacks, margates and scamp offshore. Closer to the
Island we're doing very well with sheepshead and
Capt. Torn Chaya said that he's still pounding
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 21, Boarding. A 12-foot power boat was
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the redfish from the docks around the Island.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said backwater
fishers should start the hunt for pompano now, with
good reports of the tasty fish in south Sarasota Bay all
the way from Longboat Pass to New Pass. There are
also lots of Spanish mackerel and sheepshead out
there. Bill says, while offshore anglers are boasting
that snapper fishing is at its peak fight now.
Good luck and good fishing.
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Dec 3 12:24 2.4 7:55 -0.4 3:46 1.4 6:34 1.2
Dec 4 1:13 2.2 8:44 -0.3 4:36 1.5 7:52 1.2
Dec 5 2:12 2.0 9:33 -0.1 5:21 1.6 9:30 1.2
Dec6 3:21 1.8 10:26 0.1 6:07 1.7 11:19 1.0
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Dec 8 6:44 1.3 12:53 0.7 7:27 2.0 12:11 0.5
Dec 9 8:31 1.3 2:06 0.3 8:06 2.1 1:04 0.8
Dec 10 10:08 1.3 3:07 0.0 8:41 2.2 1:46 1.0
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Island property sales
516 Loquat, Anna Maria, an elevated, canalfront
1,662 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1981 on an
81x106 lot, was sold 11/7/97, Keller and Richardson to
Baylis, for $245,000; list $259,900.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 24 Imperial
House B, a 754 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1969,
was sold 11/4/97, Schwaner to Fitzpatrick, for $70,000;
613 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,815 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1968 on a 90x115 lot, was sold 11/3/97, Skidmore to
Degenhardt, for $220,000; list $239,000.
770 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,333 sfla
2bed/2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 71 x 105 lot, was sold
11/3/97, Dahlquist to Baker, for $135,500; list $144,900.
2501 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 203 Beach Plaza,
an upstairs 736 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1981,
was sold 11/12/97, Mosher to Ernst, for $65,000; list
2816 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1,008 sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 50x 100
lot, was sold 11/13/97, Mojica to Robinson, for
$88,750; list $115,000.
3100 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, Island In The Sun,
A-F, a six-unit elevated condo of 2bed/2bath 940 sfla
per unit built inll 1982, was sold 11/12/97, Gavan to
Milonoff, for $339,602; list unknown.
313 58th St., Holmes Beach, an elevated attached
1,500 sfla 3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1980 on a
41x112 lot, was sold 11/10/97, Nicholson & Muniz to
Modisett, for $113.000; list unknown.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 110 Sun Plaza
West, an elevated 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1981, was sold 11/12/97, Ramsey to Drouven, for
Winners in the Nov. 22 horseshoe games
were Bill Starrett and George McKay, both of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were Ken Nordstrom
of Anna Maria and Russ Stemple of Bradenton.
The weekly contests get underway every
Monday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership, fees and everyone is welcome.
$162,000; list unknown.
8324 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1,395 sfla 2bed/l&l/2bath/2cp home built in 1959 on
a 98x120 lot, was sold 11/12/97, Collins to Renard, for
$179,000, list $189,500.
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Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.
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Connecticut to Anna Maria on a catamaran
By Andrew White
It takes a certain kind of person to sail down the
East Coast of the United States. A formidable passage,
this trip is tilled with such treacherous waters as Chesa-
peake Bay and North Carolina's Outer Banks (also
known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic).
Geoffrey Kendrick knows these waters well as he
recently completed a voyage all the way from Norwalk,
Conn., to Anna Maria Island.
While this trip has taken its toll on countless strong
sailing ships throughout history, Kendrick accom-
plished it in a 1979 24-foot Miller catamaran. A veri-
table dinghy by sailing standards. Kendrick felt it was
all that he needed.
Most of the six-week-long journey took place in
the protected waters of the Intracoastal Waterway,
but in a stretch of open ocean off the New Jersey
coast he ran into a storm packing 60-knot winds that
laid him up in Sandy Hook Harbor until it passed. It
seems like an incredible distance to travel in such a
short time, but Kendrick maintains it could have
been done quicker; he chose to take his time to see
the sights along the way.
The only company Kendrick had for this long
voyage were his two greyhounds, J.D. and Huey.
"They are the best crew I could have asked for." said
Kendrick. The dogs were easy to stock provisions
for and provided good company throughout the trip.
While neither of the greyhounds mind the water,
they are not enthusiastic swimmers. Kendrick said it
eased his mind to know they wouldn't jump over-
board while at sea. J.D. and Huey took part in an ad-
Geoffrey Kendrick and his greyhounds, J.D. and Huey, on board the Mahina La, a charter catamaran. Is-
lander Photo: Edna Tiemnann
venture that many human skippers would like to
have under their belt.
Once he reached Anna Maria, Kendrick traded in
the old 24-foot Miller for a more spacious 32-foot cata-
maran, the "Mahina La." It's located at Bradenton
Beach Marina where Kendrick is planning to charter
day trips, sunset cruises and excursions to Egmont Key.
He is a Coast Guard licensed captain with experience
in all types of sailing conditions East Coast to
Bradenton Beach and beyond.
COASTLINES, FROM PAGE 27
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a written warning for not having a throwable flotation
device on board and having improper spacing on the
hull registration numbers.
Nov. 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of two red flares sighted over the Gulf
of Mexico. A Coast Guard boat and helicopter responded
and searched the area with negative results,
Nov. 22, Boarding. A 31-foot power boat was
boarded in Tampa Bay. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 22, Boarding A 25-foot power boat was
boarded Tampa Bay. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 22. Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Nov. 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an unmanned 16-foot power
boat near the Anna Maria Island Bridge. A Coast Guard
boat and Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 20081034 re-
sponded and discovered the boat's operator was fish-
ing on a nearby shoal.
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ISLAND VILLAGE CONDO Excellent Island
complex with two pools, tennis, covered park-
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778-2246 eves; 778-7976. MLS # 25094
SEASIDE GARDENS Waterfront 1 or 2BR/
2BA with private patio and community boat
ramp. Beautiful water views from this end unit.
$102,000. Call Gail Gywnne 778-2246 eves;
761-8080. MLS #25262
BAYFRONT ELEGANCE Magnificent residence
with spectacular views. This quality crafted home
features 3BR/2.5BA with greatroom, eat-in kitchen,
separate formal dining and living areas and out-
standing master bedroom and bath overlooking
bay. Heated pool and deep-water dockage. Of-
fered at $695,000. Call David Moynihan 778-2246,
eves. 778-7976. MLS#25059.
BRING YOUR BOAT! Access to bay. Up-
dated 2BR/2BA canal home with fireplace,
famrnily room, and office. Ceramic tile through-
out, new appliances, and large party deck.
$219,000. Call Jane Schulz 778-2246 eves;
779-1128. MLS It 24186
BAYFRONT DUPLEX Fabulous views, spacious
floor plans and short walk to beach. Tumkey fur-
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dock. Offered at $339,000. Call David Moynihan
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4BR/3BA waterfront home. Vaulted ceilings, fire-
place, master suite, walk-in closets, custom lighting,
four-car garage, 35' boat dock on sailboat water.
Community pool and tennis. Special! $549,900.
Stunning bayview. Tastefully furnished South-
western decor. 2BR/2BA condo with pool. Kids
and pets allowed. Holmes Beach, small complex,
great school, close to beach. $139,900.
3BR/2BA home with dazzling view of Intracoastal
Waterway. Caged pool, boat davits, screened lanai,
large lot with room to expand, very private, cul-de-
sac. Convenient Holmes Beach area. $369,900.
2BR/2BA condo overlooking greenbelt and pool.
Sunny first-floor corner unit. Well established
Holmes Beach community. Close to shops, res-
taurants, doctors, beach and bus line. Call to
3BR/2.5BA totally remodeled waterfront home
across from golf course. View of Bayou, 70' boat
dock on wide sailboat canal with direct access to
Tampa Bay. Pool, three-car garage, ceramic tile,
vaulted ceilings, family room, new kitchen with
Corian counter tops, pantry, built in desk, all new
appliances.- The best of both worlds sailboat
water and golf. Exclusive community. $445,000.
4BR/3.5BA, three-car garage. Stone waterfall from
spa to pool. Cathedral ceilings. Master bath has six
fixtures including Jacuzzi with skylight, shower room.
Dream kitchen, over 1/2 acre lot. $369,900.
5604 Guava 1BR/1BA $550 mo.
*Smugglers Landing 2BR/2BA $875 mo.
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3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
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CANALFRONT IN ANNA MARIA
A 2BR/2BA split design home with two-car
garage, canalfront Florida room with breakfast
bar to kitchen, dock. $199,000.
r y Doug Dowling Realty
LONGBOAT KEY Enjoy Island life in this 3BR/2BA
canalfront home designed with your comfort in mind.
Cathedral ceiling, large fireplace, extensive screened
porch overlooking deep-water canal. Many new up-
grades. $299,000. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
ISLAND COTTAGE 2BR/1BA home with tile and
wood floors, completely new kitchen and bath, 2-
year old roof, A/C system, windows. $131,500. Call
Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
PINE AVE ANNA MARIA 4,800 sq. ft. of residen-
tial/office/retail space. 150' frontage on main thor-
oughfare. $335,000. Call Carol or Clarke Williams
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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.
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.
WATERBED WAVELESS queen and bedroom set.
Paid $3,900, sell for $350 or bed only $125. 778-9486.
ORIGINAL HEALTH RIDER purchased Feb. 1996
$250. Call 792-4233.
PAY TELEPHONE, big, black nickel kind from the '30s,
$115; Franklin three-seater couch with built in vibrating
recliners, paid $800 six months ago, now $250; four big
captains chairs, $125; 46-inch round brass coffee table
with ceramic tile top, $40. 778-6835.
PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop. Holi-
day bags. $6.50 lb. to benefit Island Players. Call 778-
6956 for information or delivery. Also available at the
Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Property Management Team
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Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
FRA MAXN FAN AXO
FURNITURE MOVING Solid pine entertainment cen-
ter $100. Trundle/daybed $75. Beige sectional sofa bed
$75. Wooden corner cupboard $60. Adjustable single
bed $150. 6' bookcase $50. 3-drawer stackable book-
case $45. White round table with leaf $40. Home-office
desk with file drawers $50. 778-4158.
ORGAN MUST SELL! Lowery, like new. Upper/
lower keyboard with advanced sound and effects fea-
ture. Cost $8,000, sacrifice $1,000. 778-4158.
CHRISTMAS TREES Frazier furs. Anna Maria Gar-
den Center 778-6630.
HOYER WHEELCHAIR, bath bench, walker, De-
pends, white dining table with 4 cane-back chairs -
like new. 795-8626.
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
ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK, beautiful condition, 5'x 4',
7 drawers per side. $2,000. Lawnmower $75. 778-1102.
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.
MISTLETOE BAZAAR Sat., Dec. 6, 9-1:30. Shell
craft, handmade crafts, Christmas decorations, bak-
ery, plants, luncheon. Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
GARAGE SALE Sat., Dec. 6, 8-2. Portable dish-
washer, refrigerator, Lowery Virtuoso organ, bicycles,
table and chairs, glassware and books. 513 Key
Royale Dr., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Dec. 6, 9-? Household, Christmas,
miscellaneous. 3701 East Bay Dr., B5 & B6 at Sunbow Bay.
YARD SALE Sat., Dec. 6, 9am. China, glass,
kitchenware, books, shoes, small appliances, etc. No
toys/tools. 204-B Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach.
MOVING (30+ YEARS) SALE Holmes Beach. Fri., Sat.,
Sun., Dec. 5, 6 & 7, 9-5 firm. Furniture, tools, many
lamps/household items, books, decorative and col-
lectibles, organ. 227 So. Harbor Drive.
YARD SALE Sat., Dec. 6, 9-12. Furniture, books, A/C,
kitchen items, miscellaneous. 206 69th St., Holmes Beach.
RUMMAGE SALE Fri., Dec. 5,9-2. Travel bags, chairs,
bedding, lamps, pictures and frames, clothes and inter-
esting miscellaneous. Priced right. St. Bernard Activity
Center, 43rd St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat. & Sun., Dec. 6 & 7, 9-1. Fishing/
boating equipment, tools, bikes, recliner, couches, round
table and chairs, stereo, much more. 2915 Avenue C,
PRIVATEERS' THIEVES' MARKETS Vendor space
available now for Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 21. $15 ea. For
information call 778-5777, leave message.
WITNESS NEEDED FOR auto accident at Manatee and
East Bay Drive at 10:30 am, Tues., Nov. 25, 1997.
Please call 778-3789.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
turnn south two blocks). We have stone crabs. 798-9404.
Cortez Bait & Seafood.
YOGA ON THE ISLAND with Harmony Feldman. Private,
group and couples classes. Learn stretching, breathing, self
healing and relaxation techniques. 778-3892.
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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778.6066
R5340-1 Gulf Drive
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Carol S. Heinze
RIDGEWOOD OAKS Spacious
2BR/2BA with carport and a shed. Eat-
in kitchen, formal dining room and fam-
ily room. Community features tennis
courts, heated pool and clubhouse.
BEACH WALKERS DREAM Great
2BR/2BA home with a two-car garage
only a short one and half blocks to the
beach. Enjoy the patio with picnic
tables. Separate storage included.
FRESH MEADOWS Enjoy this
4BR/2BA pool home with two car ga-
rage overlooking lake. Beautifully land-
scaped, fenced yard. Community
tennis courts. $128,500. #CH24241.
Canal home in Holmes Beach $2,500 mo
Pool home in Holmes Beach $2,800 me
2BR2BA Key Royale home
3BR/2.5BA Key Royale home
2BR/2BA Bayview Terrace 3 mo. min. $1,800 mo
2BR/1BA Across street from Gulf
WEST PALM This beautiful home is bright and spacious with vaulted ceilings and a large family room. French doors from
eat-in kitchen and dining room lead to lanai. Bay window in living room. $163,000. This is the home you've been looking for!
Call Denise Langlois 795-8748 or Carol Heinze 778-5059.
ISLAND GETAWAY Attached 3BR/2BA elevated villa close to the beach and priced right at $117,000. Location is right close
to restaurants, shops, post office and the library. Call Roni Price anytime 778-5585. #1118681.
CREEKWOOD Seller relocating for business reasons. Newer open-plan custorn built with 3BR/2BA. Room for pool. Lots of
unique tiers. Large custom baths and kitchen. High ceilings. Located on lake. Very private. $137,500. #26150. Call Karen or
Bob Lohse 778-0766 ext. 204.
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DEEP CANAL Large, open, 3BR/2BA, fireplace, family room. $229,900.
GULFFRONT Condo 2BR/2BA, pool, sauna, tennis, elevator. $320,000.
GULFVIEW 2BR/2BA condo. Pool, sauna,tennis, elevator.$175,000.
ONE HOME FROM GULF 4BR/3BA gulfview, furnished. $350,000.
ANNA MARIA elevated 3BR/2BA, decks, furniture negotiable $228,000.
TRIPLEX BAYVIEW Walk to Gulf. 2BR/1 BA and two 1 BR/1 BA $149,900.
DUPLEX w/BOATDOCK. 2BR/2BA, fireplace, family room plus 1 BR/1 BA
walk to beach. Turnkey furnished. Holmes Beach, $189,900.
PALMA SOLA Exquisite 3BR/2.5BA, pool, greatroom, family room, fire-
place, BONUS greatroom, quality home with extras $378,000.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria $129,900.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 1.25 acres, 22 units. High value in land for future
ACREAGE/PDR for 30 homes. Near school/golf $235,000.
DUPLEX + VACANT LOT 100'x90'. Gulf Drive front. $360,000, or duplex
with two 2BR units at $210,000. Vacant lot $150,000.
ISLAND BEAUTY SALON Six+ stations. Great lease $49,000.
SEASONAL AND ANNUAL RENTALS,
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5351 GULF DRIVE 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
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Fantastic large duplex in the heart of Holmes Beach.
Perfect for owner occupancy. Both units have been
totally redone by meticulous owner/contractor. Each
unit faces opposite streets for complete privacy. Per-
fect for two families. Just listed at $285,000.
This Island oasis offers sweeping bayviews and
crystal sandy beaches. The wraparound porch
provides endless bay breezes. If you want com-
plete privacy, this home is for you. This is truly a
one-of-a-kind location. Don't miss it! Offered at
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive. P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
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JOIN US FOR our new contemporary service, Satur-
days at 7 pm, Roser Community Church Chapel, 512
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
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.
FREE CHRISTMAS KITTENS Just in time for the
holidays. Only 3 left so don't delay. Contact Dawn at
DODGE 400 2-DOOR convertible. White interior,
new top, new urethane paint, automatic transmission,
A/C, bucket seats, electric top. 70,000 miles. Call
778-8203, leave message and phone will page me.
1991 DODGE DAKOTA PICKUP. Automatic trans-
mission, A/C, new electric overdrive transmission,
new base coat/clear coat, urethane paint and graph-
ics, fiberglass bed cover. 79,000 miles. Retail $7,000,
sell $4,950. Call 778-8203, leave message and
phone will page me.
1993 FORD E-250 CAMPER van 351 pop-up. Sleeps
4. Stove, 3-way refrigerator, sink, furnace. Very good
condition. $21,250. Call 778-0386.
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.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-2255.
1981 SEARAY CRUISER cuddy cabin, 228 Mercury
I/O, vinyl bimini and camper tops. $6,500 OBO.
10,000 lb. hoist $1,500. Call 778-1901.
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.,
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. 778-4473, leave message.
PART TIME OR FULL TIME Ladies to sell roses.
Established accounts. Have fun, make good money.
WAITRESS WANTED full/part time. Call Tip of the
Island at 778-3909.
POSITION WANTED I am seeking a position as resi-
dent manager of vacation/rental complex on Island.
Experienced, references. Frank, (813) 541-5161.
FULL/PART TIME COOKS, bartenders, servers,
host/hostess. Breakfast weekends, lunch and dinner
daily. Buccaneer Inn, Longboat Key, 383-5565.
HOUSEKEEPER PART TIME Longboat Key. Good
pay. Self-starter, good references. 383-0145, leave
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.
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.
STATE-CERTIFIED CNA home-health aide and
companion available for a variety of duties. Call Rob-
ert for appointment 749-7944.
QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH aide experienced in
tender care. Middle-age lady, non smoker, excellent
Island references. 778-4192.
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.
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.
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 PERFECTIONIST' Cleaning with perfection! Of-
fices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
"THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION Cleaning Services"
established 1993. Residential, commercial, rentals.
Hard worker, dependable, excellent references. Call
for interview, Kimberly, 792-0862.
KIM'S CARPET INSTALLATION repair services on
carpet, vinyl, all tile. 15-years experience, fee esti-
mate. No job too small. Call Kim, 778-9167.
HANDYMAN SERVICES Insure, clean cut, degree,
Midwestern work ethic. Repair home/business appli-
ances, equipment. $15 service, $15 hr. Senior dis-
ACME SHOPPING SERVICE We purchase any-
thing, groceries, clothing, household, Christmas
shopping, etc. Call 779-1043.
ATTENTION CAR, BOAT, AIRCRAFT owners!
Never wax again! Protect investment with acrylic-
Teflon polish. 778-5215, we're mobile.
EXPERIENCED BAYBSITTER AVAILABLE for
weekends and evenings. CPR Certified. Island refer-
ences available. 778-6779, ask for Sarah.
DOLPHIN CLEANING & MAINTENANCE Licensed,
bonded, insured. Quality cleaning services for
homes, offices, condos, seasonals. Gift certificates
available for holiday giving! Call Rick 778-2864. "Let
us do your dirty work."
IF YOU LIKE your home really clean, call Ava at
DOLPHIN DAY CARE & PRESCHOOL Places avail-
able in Jan. We teach your child social skills along
with good manners and healthy habits. Come visit
where learning is a pleasure. Call 778-2967.
LAWNS CUT palms trimmed, yards cleaned up. ShelJ
and mulch delivered and spread. Call David
Bannigan at 778-6972.
LAWN CUTTING tree trimming. Affordable, reliable,
insured. Call Jeff at 778-1560.
NO BUGS FOR A YEAR! Guaranteed! Protection
Pest Control Inc. & Lawn Treatment. Call Bob Bishop,
our entomologist at 779-0028 for your free pest con-
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DIRECT GULFVIEW from this 2BR/
2BA, nicely furnished and updated
unit. Pool, spa, tennis courts and boat
docks. Great rental history too!
$179,000. Call Lynn Hostetler.
* 3BR/3BA Canal home................ $345,000
" 3BR/2BA Family home.............. $169,900
* 3BR/2BA Pool Home Boat Club
Com m unity ........................................ $1,275
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
* Motel 10 units Holmes Beach plus
3BR/2BA owner home .......... $1,000,000
* 3 + acres next to DeSoto Mall ... $750,000
* Fourplex Holmes Beach............. $315,000
* Duplex Holmes Beach................ $175,000
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DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-one year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years expe-
rience self-employed in the construction trade. I am
handy to have around. 778-1110.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
AVA&LABLE 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 GULFFRONT North Shore Dr. Spacious
3BR/2BA house with large, nicely furnished rooms.
Cable TV, washer/dryer, large screened porch. Great
neighborhood and beach. Available Dec. through Mar.
$2,800 mo. Phone (941) 778-2541.
ON BEACH 2BR/1BA duplex, sleeps 6, fully fur-
nished, 2 cable TV's, VCR/video library, washer/
dryer, microwave, screened lanai, sundeck. $750 wk.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Cozy 2BR/2BA steps to
beach and shopping. Great for single or couple. $650
mo. plus utilities. 795-7805.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT vacation rentals. Lovely
furnished interiors, cable, microwave, sundeck, laun-
dry facilities. All the comforts. No pets. 778-3143.
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.
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 (813) 684-4337.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO for rent. Heated pool,
Jacuzzi, tennis, sauna, beach. 794-8877 or 778-1096.
BEST BEACHFRONT GULFVIEWS, exclusive area,
unique home. 3BR/2BA, beautifully furnished. Spe-
cial Thansgiving $1,000 wk., Dec. $3,000. Reg.
$1,200 wk., $3,800 mo. Nightly also. 778-0990.
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 2BR turnkey canalfront home.
Available Dec. May. Call 778-4229.
ANNUAL DUPLEX APARTMENT 3BR/2BA, central
heat/air, near beach, fenced yard. Kids/pets OK. Se-
curity, references required. Available Dec. 1. $775
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, wood floors. 203 2nd
Street N. $500 mo., $200 deposit. (813) 258-2411.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1 BA duplex. New
interior and carpet, dishwasher, appliances, central
AC, fans, blinds. References and credit check. $650
mo. plus utilities. 779-1019, leave message.
HOLMES BEACH Unique 1BR/1BA apartment near
beach. No steps, washer/dryer, cable, patio, phone.
Available Dec. 15 through Apr. 1, 1998. $1,000 mo.
including utilities. 778-6158.
ANNUAL 3BR HOUSE deep-water canal with pool.
Available Dec. 1. $1,200 mo. 778-7949.
SEASONAL 1BR apartment available Jan., Feb.,
Mar. $1,200 mo. 778-7949.
SEASONAL 3BR/2BA available Dec., Jan., Feb., Mar.
Canal home, small pet OK. $2,100 mo. 778-7949.
JAN. 1 2BR/2BA DUPLEX apartment. Unfurnished,
walk to beach/shopping. $650 mo., last, security. In-
cludes water and garbage. No pets. 778-1259.
SEASONAL HOUSE 2BR/2BA on quiet canal close
to beach/restaurants. $1,500 mo. plus utilities.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE one half block to City
Pier. 521 Pine Ave. A few different sizes available.
May remodel to suit. Call 755-8663.
2BR/1BA FURNISHED one half block to City Pier.
$400 wk., $1,200 mo. Available Dec. 10. Also 1BR/
1 BA furnished, new paint. $300 wk., $900 mo. Avail-
able end of Dec. Seasonal only. 755-8663.
ANNA MARIA HOME 2BR/2BA, Florida room, washer/
dryer, microwave. Dec. through Apr. (941) 792-8340.
Mullet T-shirts ...$10
5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-7978
#1 IN MANATEE COUNTY!
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MGMT.
SON CANAL $202,000.
garage, plus in-law
quarters. Barrel tile
roof, nice seawall, dock,
and davits. Snead
SIsland. Yvonne Higgins.
GREAT BIRDWATCHING HERE! 2BR/2BA end unit in a
beautiful waterside community close to beach. Club-
house, pool, tennis. $83,900 turnkey furnished. Call
WATER SURROUNDS YOU in this Perico Bay Club
villa. 2BR/2BA plus den, cathedral ceilings, newly tiled
and carpeted. Glass-enclosed lanai. Deck. $169,900.
Call Don Schroder.
Call an expert: Yvonne Higgins.
My experience, research, 100s of
photos can make it easy for you.
LOVELY corner Island home with 1 BR/1 BA income apart-
ment. Central location on large lot. Well maintained. Priced
at $199,900. Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
PALMA SOLA home with four spacious bedrooms and 2.5
baths, loft family room, screened lanai with hot tub for eight
and satellite dish. $149,990. Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
* Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
H5600 MARINA DRIVE
SHOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
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GULFFRONT ESTATE with its own tennis court. Enjoy
fabulous sunsets while tucked away in this very private loca-
tion. 3BR/3-1/2B. Beautifully landscaped. $1,250,000. Julie
DeSear, 794-3041. R25431
WATERFRONT. Owner updated thinking never to move
again. 3BR/2B, formal living/dining, Florida room, atrium lanai,
ceramic-tile floors, fireplace. Dock with electric, water and lift.
$189,900. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R22757
SARASOTA BAY PRIVATE ISLAND. 3BR/
2-1/2B townhouse. Over 3,000 sq. ft., elegant
Florida-design, soaring ceilings, six skylights,
open-floor plan, double-sided fireplace, eleva-
tor, two-car garage. 24-hour manned gate
house. $309,900. Don Lewis, 746-3200.
MAGNIFICENT contemporary residence lo-
cated on Sarasota Bay. Soaring ceilings, ex-
tensive use of marble, granite and Italian tile
with outstanding architectural design. For the
discriminating buyer. Offered at $1,200,000.
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R25931
WARNER BAYOU waterfront home. 4BR,
pool, dock and 78'x10' screened porch over-
looking bayou. Owner has maintained me-
ticulously. Minutes to the beach. $262,900.
Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. R25674
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND 4BR/3-1/2B. Living room w/vaulted ceil-
ings and fireplace. Master suite with sundeck & hot tub. Media
room, three-car garage. Glimpses of the Gulf, steps to the beach.
$399,000. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R25701
OPEN BAYVIEWS. 3BR with greatroom overlooking caged
pool. Fireplace, wood floors, all appliances. Brick decking,
courtyard entry, tile roof. $294,000. Kathy Marcinko, 792-
BAY OAKS ONE OF BRADENTON'S
NEWEST COMMUNITIES. 7 lots, 1-8 acres.
Access to Palma Sola Bay from two sites.
Very exclusive. $120,000-$180,000. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122 or Sandy Drapala, 794-
3354. L13569-13572, L13576
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 Boulevard. 4BR/3B with coral
fireplace, 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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Serving the Island communities for
9 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
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WILSON WALL SERVICES
*Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
* Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727.7247 I
STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting* Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
Roberts Mobile Detailing CX
"Where Detailing is the Difference"
SMotor Homes Trailers Cars Vans Boats Trucks
Gift Certificates Available Most Cars $49.95
We Come To You!! "4 | M George Roberts
Reasonable Rates!! 1 941-746-5098
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Quality Service 4004
Phone: 794-6715 Pager: 749-4347
Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Refacing New
Entertainment Centers Formica Wood
REX B. SLIKER 778-7399
10 Years Local References Insured
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SAVE MONEY ~ Best prices guoronteed!
STAY HOME W We'll come to you!
CRLL NOW We'll be right over! 778-7311
Island owned and operated by Ed Kirn
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BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL Charming 1BR cottage
on bay in historic district. Lush setting, central air, deck,
dock, private parking. No pets. $725. Call 778-4625.
CHARMING 1BR/1BA Washer/dryer included. Small
pet OK. 305 61st St., N. Holmes Beach. $550 mo.
plus utilities. 778-2961.
HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE condo. 2BR/2.5BA,
across from beach, sleeps six. $585 wk., $1,575 mo.
ANNA MARIA CITY Large, beautiful home on canal.
3BR/3BA, quiet and secluded. Available Jan., Feb.,
Mar. Huge garage. Everything included. $3,000 mo.
includes resort tax. Call (941) 778-4010 eves.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND annual, unfurnished, large,
clean 1BR/1BA apartments. $575 $650 mo. First
mo. plus security deposit. 778-5143.
ANNA MARIA BEACHHOUSE Nicely furnished 2BR/
2BA, garage. See the Gulf from every room! $2,500
mo. (941) 776-1789, leave message.
HOLMES BEACH GULFSIDE vacation rental. Beach
privileges, 1BR/2BA, cable, microwave, full kitchen
facilities. Pets welcome. Available Dec. Apr. $1,395
mo. (941) 778-1098.
FURNISHED 1BR CONDO bayfront, pool, steps to
beach. Available now for season. 778-8412.
2BR/2BA APARTMENT IN Holmes Beach. Washer/
dryer hookup. Available second week in Dec. $650
mo. plus utilities and deposit. 778-6541, 778-4084 or
ROOM/QUARTERS WANTED Mature, single man
with excellent references needs small quarters. Will
pay and do 8 housr a month of handywork. Call Brian
FURNISHED APARTMENT near beach. $650 mo.
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.
RETAIL/OFFICE UNITS on Bridge St. 400 sq. ft. $350
mo.; 600 sq. ft. $500 mo. plus utilities. Erik Sconberg,
BMC Realty Inc. 795-5722.
1BR BUNGALOW ON Bridge St. Very private, just
remodeled. $500 mo. plus utilities. Erik Sconberg,
BMC Realty Inc. 795-5722.
SEASONAL RENTAL until Feb. 15. 1BR/1BA, fully
furnished, short walk to beach. $550 wk., $1,350 mo.
(941) 778-7045, leave message. Email
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 ISLAND North end 4-plex. Panoramic
Gulf/bay view. Completely remodeled, new furniture,
appliances, pool. $650,000. 4.2% financing, 10%
down. (941) 778-1322.
BEAUTIFUL AND FABULOUS VIEWS from mini es-
tate directly on the bay. $585,000. Call Richard Free-
man at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
NEWER CUSTOM-DESIGNED home in Anna Maria.
2BR!2BA with room for boat or RV storage. $219,500.
Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
STEPS TO BEACH Newer"A" Frame home in Anna
Maria with 3BR/2BA. $187,500. Call Richard Free-
man at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
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
updated 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 Free-
man at Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA home steps to beach or bay!
$217,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island Real Es-
LARGE 145X52 BUILDABLE lot in Anna Mari..
$82,500. Call Richard Freeman at Island 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 FL. 778-6155.
KEY ROYALE 608 Hampshire. Golf course and
grand canal. 2-3BR, large screen lanai, new carpet,
appliances, room for a pool. $269,000. 778-3367.
Valet Appliance & Service
Stoves, Refridgators, Freezers, Washers & Dryers
Apartment Size Appliances $50 & Up
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carriage, tires and rims all treated and
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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.
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.
CORTEZ VILLAGE Seafood Shack canal. Unique
corner waterfront lot. Build vacation home/duplex.
Quiet. Boat/fish paradise. $140,000. (941) 798-9380
or (813) 689-9168.
ANNA MARIA comer building lot approximately 50x100.
If you like great views of Tampa Bay and St. Pete and
serene beach and fishing activity, this lot is for you.
Reduced. $99,500. (941) 778-5842, ask for Walt.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 4BR/4BA home in Anna
Maria. Approximately 2,400 sq. ft. Very large back
yard. Must see. $299,900. Call 778-0352.
624 FOXWORTH Key Royale. Large 3BR/2.5BA
split-design with southern exposure, living room, din-
ing room, eat-in kitchen. New air conditioning, tile
floors, Jacuzzi tub, laundry room, seawall and boat
dock. 2,640 sq. ft. under roof. One of Key Royale's
finest streets. As is. $329,500. Call 778-7837.
THEY LEFT THE ROMANCE in when they upgraded
this charming home with its own separate guest
house. Just steps from the bay and a very short walk
to the beach. $174,900. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
UPSCALE WATERFRONT 5BR/3BA townhouse in
Holmes Beach. Docking facility, garage, heated pool,
tennis. Exceptional dollar value for space, location.
HOLMES BEACH DOLLHOUSE 2BR, mint condition,
vaulted ceilings, new kitchen, fenced yard. Last
house on dead-end street, near downtown. Only
$139,900. Towne & Shore Realty 778-7980.
MOBILE HOME OWNED LAND on Palma Sola Bay.
1 BR/1 BA, roof over home and carport. Washer/dryer,
storage. 3619 116th St. W. $35,000. (941) 794-2387.
EXCEPTIONAL PRICE $147,500 will buy 3BR/2BA
elevated home on quiet street in great neighborhood.
Covered parking for four autos, much more. Divorce
sale. Call owner (941) 778-5788 or 778-7752.
ANNA MARIA Beautiful 3-story Key West-style
home. 3BR/2BA, steps to beach. Tropical setting.
Quiet, secure neighborhood. By owner $229,000.
HOLIDAY SPECIAL Holmes Beach duplex for sale by
owner. Close to shopping and beach. Secluded back
yard. $113,900. Call 778-3906.
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violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on
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BY CHARLES DEBER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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27 High spots
28 Dances for Desi
29 Mario Cuomo,
30 Fraternity letters
31 Lasting forever
33 President's bird?
38 Spoiled child,
41 Athletic type,
42 Bones, in
47 Innocent, e.g.
48 Stable locks
50 Place to buy a
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64 Broad sash
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68 Shot, e.g.
71 They do the
79 Bar at night,
84 Banker types
86 London gallery
87 Spring time in
88 Boston's Bobby
89 -- Prayer
91 Leave a mark on
93 Big garden
94 Look into again,
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103 Does high-tech
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105 One of the Brady
106 Baby's pastime
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116 "Let-- Cake"
118 Part of a ship's
120 One-sided tilts
121 Victory, to
1 Popular dog
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4 Plan to take off
6 Sound reveille
7 Gives, old-style
8 Chemical suffix
9 The mornings
10 Early infant: Var.
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12 Kind of liner
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60 Dinner for the
62 Mercury model
65 Electrical unit
70 President's line?
73 Unwanted coat?
76 Alliance until
77 Root of
82 Flight path
85 Fed. holiday,
87 "Happy Days"
90 Less available
91 Actress Braga
93 Expo'70 site
95 Shows pride in
97 Corsage staple
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103 Mother of
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105 U.K. honors
106 French tire
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