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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE DECEMBER 10, 1997
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Another study of bridge openings sought
By Pat Copeland,
Island officials are ready to make another attempt
to get bridge openings changed to half-hour intervals.
However, with the Coast Guard in charge it's not al-
ways an open and shut case. The Coast Guard controls
bridge openings and in the past has been less than enthu-
siastic about changing the pattern from every 20 minutes.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher brought
up the issue at a recent meeting of the Coalition of
Barrier Island Elected Officials.
"It's time to do another study on bridge openings,"
Drescher said. "Right now we're opening every 20
minutes and I'm hoping we could have that changed to
every half-hour during tourist season."
By Pat Copeland
Christmas is a time for joy and celebration but
it is also a time for taking precautions to insure
safety, Fire Inspector Kurt Lathrop says.
"Most of the holiday safety issues deal with
Christmas trees and alleviating the possibility of
having a fire," Lathrop said.
He offered the following tips:
Have the tree vendor cut off the base of the
tree. "This opens up the tree's pores to allow water
to be absorbed," he said.
If you let the tree sit outside a few days to let
the branches fall, put it in a bucket of water to pre-
vent the fresh cut from filling up with sap.
Once the tree is in place, keep the tree stand
filled with water and check it daily. "An average
eight-foot tree can absorb up to a gallon of water a
day," Lathrop noted. "And don't use gimmicks such
as adding an aspirin, sugar or syrup to the water.
This causes the sap to bleed and clog the pores."
Before adding the lights to the tree, lay them
out on the floor to check for exposed or frayed wir-
ing or faulty connections. "Dispose of any damaged
strings of lights and purchase new ones," Lathrop
advised. "It's not worth having a fire and they are
Never leave your tree lights on when you're
Never place gifts or envelopes on the tree, be-
cause they might ignite and start a fire. Gifts belong
under the tree.
Make sure all extension cords are UL
(Underwriter's Laboratory) approved. "There are in-
door and outdoor cords," Lathrop said. "Use the ap-
propriate cord and use a cord that is heavy enough.
Don't use zip cords."
Plug the cord into a surge protector or a power
strip. "These have safety devices built into them,"
Lathrop explained. "If there's an overload they will
blow the fuse and cut off the power."
With the advent of cold weather, Lathrop ad-
vised residents of safety precautions when using
"Human error is the biggest cause of space
heater fires," he said. "Combustible materials, such
as clothing, should be kept three to five feet away
from the heater. The heater should be placed in an
area where you will not step on or trip over it to pre-
vent burn injuries. It is also a good idea to purchase
a space heater that shuts off automatically."
Lathrop also stressed the use of smoke detectors
at all times.
She termed the current schedule of openings "ar-
chaic" and noted that 20 minutes was feasible when
most of the boat traffic was commercial, but now it's
"In Bradenton Beach the openings affect our traf-
fic greatly," Drescher pointed out. "I feel our traffic is
more important than recreational boating, and we all
know our traffic is only going to get worse."
"We've been through that many times, and it's al-
most impossible to get any changes." Longboat Key
Mayor Ray Metz told her.
"The Coast Guard did a test for one month in Janu-
ary 1994." Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner
noted. "On both bridges they changed from 20 minute
to half-hour intervals. Then there was a survey and
people were heavily in favor of the change. It did re-
duce the congestion."
If the four Island cities joined in seeking another
study, the Coast Guard might be more receptive to the
request, he said.
"You'll have more boats going through at one
time," Anna Maria Commissioner Robert McElheny
noted. "I don't know that you have gained anything. I
don't mind stopping on the bridge, because it's only a
six- or seven-minute delay."
Traffic will be stopping two instead of three times
an hour, VanWagoner replied.
"That's 18 minutes versus 12 minutes per hour,"
PLEASE SEE BRIDGE, NEXT PAGE
ISLAND HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
Parades, Santa Claus and crafts were everywhere on
the Island last weekend. There was a Privateers
parade down the Island Saturday morning, featuring
Santa and hundreds of kids, including Alyissa
Schotsch, 5, of Holhes Beach, above. Saturday night
featured the lighted boat parade in the waters off the
Island. For more details on the weekend's fun, see
inside. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann and Paul Roat
Qualifying for Anna Maria
election has begun
By Andrew White
Prospective politicians should note that qualify-
ing for the Anna Maria City Commission election
ballot began Tuesday and will continue until noon
Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Potential candidates must be a citizen of the
United States, a registered voter and have been a
resident of the city of Anna Maria for six months
prior to qualifying. There are also a series of finan-
cial and other statements that must be filled out prior
to qualifying as a candidate in addition to collecting
10 signatures and paying a filing fee.
Three seats are up for re-election: Mayor Chuck
Shumard, Elaine Burkly and Robert McElheny. All
"Make sure your smoke detectors work," he
said. "Check the batteries first. Studies have shown
that 85 percent of smoke detectors in homes don't
If the doors have deadbolt locks, keep a key near
the door, so in case of fire you are not trapped, he ad-
"A lot of safety is using common sense such as
checking the batteries and making sure you don't
overload circuits," Lathrop said. "People really
know better. If you have any questions call the fire
district office. We'll do a free home safety survey
and develop a fire escape plan for you."
seats are non-partisan races, and all terms are for two
The mayor's position pays $9,600 annually.
Commission seats pay $4,800.
None of the three incumbents has announced
plans to cither run or not run as of press time.
The general election will be held Feb. 10.
For citizens not registered to vote in the city, the
voter books close Jan 12 for the Anna Maria elec-
tion. Forms for registering to vote are available at
any city hall on the Island.
For more information, call city hall at 778-0781.
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Those W ere the Days ................................. ... 7
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Anna Maria Island tides .............................. 26
Real estate .................................. ......... 28
Crossword puzzle.......................................... 36
II PAGE 2 0 DECEMBER 10, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Bradenton Beach adds to its motor fleet
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach's new code enforcement officer
has a new car, bringing the city's fleet of vehicles to 17
for its 22 employees.
Building Official Bill Sanders made the pitch for
Code Enforcement Officer Gerri Rathvon last week.
"The new code enforcement officer was hired with
the understanding that there would be a city vehicle for
her," Sanders said.
He looked at three options to procure a car: get
a used vehicle from Manatee County's fleet, use an
electric car or lease a vehicle.
The Manatee County option is no longer pos-
sible, he said, because all surplus cars are now auc-
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner invited
the other Island mayors to join his monthly forum last
week to discuss common issues and concerns.
"This is an opportunity for the mayors to appear
before the public and communicate directly with
them," VanWagoner explained. "Time at our commis-
sion meetings is usually limited and we usually concen-
trate on legislation and can't talk freely or take up a lot
of time. This is an opportunity to speak with your chief
executive outside of the formal atmosphere of city
All three said one of the biggest problems they face
is encouraging more citizens to become involved in
"I'm having a meeting with our citizens to see what
their concerns and long and short term goals are for the
city," Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher said.
"We want input. We want to take direction from our
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard said it disturbs
him that more people don't attend city meetings.
"When we talked about the plants (removing the
vegetation at city hall), there was a full house but
hardly anyone came to the budget meetings," he said.
"The way our meetings and agendas are set up, are
we really welcoming people to share their ideas?"
Drescher asked. "Sometimes the average citizen
doesn't know what we're talking about. We need to be
user friendly, explain what we're talking about and
maybe give them some background (on agenda
Shumard said he imposed a two-minute limit on
speakers in order to give more residents an opportunity
"I had one resident that spoke 14 times in one
meeting," he noted. "We're trying to eliminate that."
VanWagoner said people who dominate meetings
Drescher said her commission is also considering
imposing a time limit on speakers.
"If you come to a meeting to listen to an issue that
concerns you, then you sit there for two hours and it
hasn't come up yet, it's discouraging," Drescher noted.
"We need to put a time limit not only on the citizens,
but also on the commission to keep things moving
"In addition to taking courses in parliamentary pro-
cedure, commissioners need to take a crash course in
listening," Holmes Beach resident Joan Perry noted.
"We tend to get ourselves into situations where we're
against each other instead of listening to each other."
Because of the Sunshine Law, commissioners can
only talk to each other about issues at public meetings,
and the discussions sometimes get heated, Holmes
Beach Commission Chairman Don Maloney said.
"We've changed our agendas so that there is a de-
scription of the agenda item and any documents are
attached to the agenda, so that everybody understands
when we refer to a document in our discussion," he
tioned. The electric car was too pricey and not suit-
able for out-of-city travel.
With a budget of $3,302, Sanders said, he recom-
mended leasing a new car. Considering the city's de-
sire of having vehicles suitable to travel through high
water during storms, he suggested getting a 1997
Toyota RAV4, with a sticker price of $18,222. Lease
payments would be $3,098 a year, putting the vehicle
within his budget.
Commissioners questioned the high-profile vehicle
with its higher cost, but in the end unanimously ap-
proved the lease of the sport utility vehicle.
Bradenton Beach now will have 17 vehicles -
nine within the police department, four for streets and
roads, two garbage trucks and two vehicles within the
planning and building department.
Anna Maria has 12 vehicles for the city's 12 em-
ployees. Five of the vehicles are trucks within the city's
maintenance department, plus one tractor, and the
city's six sheriff's deputies each have a sheriff's car for
Holmes Beach has 15 vehicles for use by the city's
33 employees. Nine of the cars are within the police
department, and six are delegated for public works
Both Anna Maria and Holmes Beach have fran-
chises for garbage and recyclable collection, so neither
city has its own garbage trucks.
New mayor, commission in Bradenton Beach
New elected officers were sworn into office in Bradenton Beach Monday night. New mayor in the city is
Connie Drescher. For Ward 1, Commissioner Dan Goodchild was re-elected. Ward 2 saw Gail Cole regain a
commission seat he vacated a year ago. And Ward 3 had Berneitta Kays take the seat uncontested. The
commission also elected Commissioner John Chappie as vice mayor. Pictured, from left, is the new commis-
sion: Chappie, Drescher, Goodchild, Kays and Cole. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
He said the agendas are also available in city hall,
the library and the police station, which is open 24
hours a day.
"We've done that for the last three meetings but
I haven't seen any new people," he noted. "I'm try-
ing to get something on the agendas that attracts
people to come and say their thing. I'm bothered that
at our meetings, it's government by a very small
group of people."
VanWagoner said the Florida League of Cities is
seeking a change in Florida's Government in the Sun-
shine Law, which mandates that all meetings be prop-
erly noticed and held in public. The group wants the
requirements relaxed for fact-finding committees while
they are gathering information.
"The league is making it a priority and is taking
it to the legislature," he said. "The change would
allow citizen committees to meet out of the Sunshine
while they are doing the fact finding and before they
make recommendations. The Sunshine Law is a
great law but it stifles citizens who are willing to
"The reason for the law is sound and it's there to
protect the public, but there are exceptions," Drescher
Shumard said he feels that committees that are only
making recommendations can meet in private because
they're not voting on anything.
Drescher and VanWagoner discussed Island traf-
Drescher said her city is conducting a study of resi-
dents and business owners to find out if they would use
an Island trolley. City officials are also encouraging car
pooling and are seeking ideas and suggestions on alle-
viating traffic congestion.
"You have to look at the whole spectrum,"
VanWagoner said. "We are going to have to change our
ways and attitudes. We may have to look at tough top-
ics like tolls or parking fees. People will stop coming
out here if it's too crowded."
opponents to hold
Orimulsion opponents will hold a rally at
Bayfront Park in Sarasota on Dec. 13 from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m., with speakers scheduled at noon.
The rally is sponsored by Sarasota Save Our
Bays, Manatee Citizens Against Pollution and
the Manatee-Sarasota Group of the Sierra Club.
Orimulsion, produced by Venezuela, is a mix-
ture of bitumen, water and an emulsifying agent.
Florida Power and Light officials hope for approval
to burn the fuel at the company's Parrish plant.
Environmentalists oppose Orimulsion's use,
citing concerns about increased air pollution and
spills in Gulf and Bay waters.
Bayfront Park is located near Marina Jack res-
taurant off U.S. 41 in Sarasota. Parking will be in
the north parking area. For information call 955-
Bridge tests requested
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"Provided you don't have 20 boats lined up,"
McIlheney said. "They're going to leave it open until
all the boats go through."
Metz said the Longboat Pass Bridge opens on de-
mand but it's not heavily used, and the Ringling Cause-
way Bridge opens on the half-hour.
Commissioners agreed to take Drescher's sugges-
tion to their commissions for approval.
Last Thursday, the Bradenton Beach City Commis-
sioner unanimously endorsed the request for Coast
Guard study of timed bridge openings on the Island.
Island Poet succumbs
Rare is the Island home without an Island poem on the
refrigerator door, but now alas he will write no more.
William "Bud" Atteridge, 96, "the Island poet,"
died Monday night in the Louisiana retirement home
where health problems had confined him since August.
His sons, Bill and Robert, are arranging a service
at St. Bernard Catholic Church for a later date, to be
announced. A memorial service was held in Arcadia,
La., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the First Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Mansion Memorial Park, Bradenton.
Bud Atteridge was born Oct. 2, 1901, in Lake Forest,
Ill., and moved to Anna Maria in 1954. He retired as di-
vision manager of Bowman Dairy, Highland Park, Ill.
He and his wife of 60 years, Laura, first came to the
Island in the 1940s. Despite warnings that heat and
bugs would would drive them off, they chose to settle
in Holmes Beach 10 years later. She died in 1986.
Atteridge said many times that he had traveled to
56 countries, could live anywhere he chose, and
couldn't imagine being anywhere but Anna Maria Is-
His published poetry career began in 1980 in the
Beachcomber after he became famed for the risque
verse he wrote for friends. He subsequently wrote thou-
sands of poems, including his weekly contributions to
The Islander Bystander, the St. Bernard bulletin and
Pine Country Backroads, a northern Louisiana news-
He explained himself thus: "All Irish are poets or
kings. I'm no king."
He also revealed, on his 95th birthday, his secret
for a long and happy life: "You can't go wrong if you
keep smiling. Don't ever lose your sense of humor."
In July breathing problems sent him to Blake
Medical Center, where, son Bob commented, "Sick as
he is, he still found time to put together a poem for the
nurses. That's our Dad."
In August his condition required full-time nursing
care and he was airlifted to Baptist Retirement Center
in Arcadia, La., to be near his son Bill. Thousands of
"best wishes" were phoned, mailed and faxed to him,
encouraging him to keep on writing. Which he did.
His poems dealt gently and humorously with the
human condition, including the aging process which he
often found hilarious. Anna Maria Island shone
through in almost every rhyme as he touched on every
facet of life including death, which also gave him
His survivors are sons Bill of Arcadia, La., and
Bob of Plano, Tex.; four grandchildren and six great-
Memorial contributions may be sent to All Islands
Denominations Christmas in care of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, FL
34217, or to Anna Maria Island Community Center, P.
O. Box 253, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
WANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 10, 1997 E PAGE 3 I[
Anna Maria City.,
12/16, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
12/11, 9 a.m., Commission work session
12/18, 11 a.m., Commission work session
12/18, 12:30 p.m., Citizen fair
12/18, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
12/11, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
12/16, 7 p.m., Commission work session
12/15, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall,
12/17, 2:30 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Longboat Key Town Hall.
Anna Maria Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1.
Bradenton Beach Dec. 24, 25 ,
26 and Jan. 1.
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key -
Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1.
Anna Maria Fire District administrative
office Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Island Branch Library -
Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1.
The library will close
at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 31.
Tingley Memorial Library -
The library will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Waste Management refuse collection regu-
larly scheduled for Thursdays will be made on
Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.
The Islander Bystander closed Dec. 25,
26 and Jan. 1.
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Ii PAGE 4 0 DECEMBER 10, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Attorney to refine Holmes Beach trailer ordinance
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach commissioners recently agreed to
haul their trailer ordinance back to the city attorney for
They asked City Attorney Patricia Petruff to clarify
the word configuration and make it clear the term in-
cludes trees, bushes and fences.
The ordinance has created dissension since its passage
last year, because it restricts trailer and RV parking to side
and back yards "unless there is no other alternative due to
the configuration of the property." Residents said it would
force them to remove costly landscaping and fences.
After a case came to the city's code enforcement
board, its members sought clarification from the coun-
cil on the meaning of the phrase "configuration of the
property." Subsequent discussions led nowhere and the
ordinance was put on hold.
In October, commissioners asked the planning
commission to come up with suggestions to make the
ordinance workable. Planners offered two suggestions
- one was a definition of configuration and another
was to eliminate the phrase "due to the configuration
of the property."
"The language is not the problem," Commissioner
Ron Robinson said. "The question is do we want to
regulate where people park them? No matter how we
write it, someone's not going to be happy with it."
Leave the ordinance as is but enforce it,
Commission Chairman Don Maloney said it's a
neighborhood problem and is impossible to regulate.
Other commissioners said there should be regula-
tions but they don't want people to be forced to remove
trees, bushes and fences.
"The problem is getting worse," Mayor Bob
VanWagoner said. "To be without any regulations
would be a disaster."
Courtney offered two suggestions:
Define configuration so it's enforceable.
Apply it to certain zoning districts, such as Rl
and R1AA, based on the size of the lots.
Maloney suggested leaving the ordinance as is but
instructing the code enforcement officer to be reactive
to neighbors' complaints rather than proactive.
"I agree but (we should) give direction to the code
enforcement board that configuration applies to fences
and vegetation," Courtney said.
"That's already happened and the code enforce-
ment board asked us for clarification and we've been
jumping from one side to the other ever since,"
Robinson noted. "In order for this to work, we need to
have something in black and white to give code en-
forcement. I think 'configuration' is fuzzy."
He said if there's enough room between the build-
ing and the lot line for a trailer or RV, that's where it
should be parked, even if the owner must remove trees
or bushes If there's not enough room, the owner can
park it in the front yard.
The others disagreed with Robinson, then agreed
to direct Petruff to clarify the ordinance.
"This ordinance has been beaten so many times
that it's oatmeal instead of a law," resident Don
Schroder remarked. "The majority of the citizens want
this ordinance. Get rid of the word configuration and
act on complaints from neighbors."
He said the ordinance should also address vessels
that are stored on blocks instead of trailers. Commis-
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Signs, signs, everywhere signs
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner ordered a sweep of signs illegally placed in the city's rights of way
over the weekend. This is a portion of the first truck load confiscated by the public works department. In his
memo to the department, VanWagoner said, "The holidays are approaching and the city will be looking
attractive and does not need the 'for sale' element damaging its appearance. Another sweep is scheduled for
the weekend, Dec. 13 and 14. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 10, 1997 U PAGE 5 i[
Hundreds turn out for lighted boat parade
By Paul Roat
Chilly temperatures didn't keep a score of stalwart
sailors and hundreds of spectators away from
Saturday's 10th annual Anna Maria Island Christmas
Lighted Boat Parade.
Chuck Stealey and Frank Derfler, co-chairs of the
event, said 14 boats participated in this year's parade,
which wound through the waters of Bimini Bay,
through the Anna Maria Channel and past the Anna
Maria City Pier and the Rod and Reel Pier.
Four divisions competed for prizes, judged by Dan
Parsons, Sandy Haas-Martens, Don Schroder, Zoe Von
Averkamp and Andrew White.
In the powerboat division for vessels less than 25 feet
long, Ken Gusett's 19-foot center-console boat "Soflin"
took top honors with its Viking motif. Second place went
to Chuck Stealey's 23-foot cuddy cabin outboard "Green
Flash" with a full-Florida Christmas theme.
For powerboats larger than 25 feet, the pontoon
craft "Princess Dry Shoes" owned by Merrit Fineout
and Karen Day took first with a theme of Santa Claus
and a red-nosed dolphin. Frank Derfler's "Second
Chance," a 27-foot bow rider, took second place with
its theme of Island peace.
Jim Martin's "Lady Joy II," a 27-foot Hunter, took
the sailboat top honors. Martin is a new honor of the
boat, which had participated in the previous nine pa-
rades as the "Skipjack II." Second place went to Curt
Paterson's 19-foot Precision pocket cruiser "A Frayed
Manatee Airboat Tours' "Turbulence" took the
"Princess Dry Shoes" took the first place award for power boats larger than 25 feet in the Island's lighted
boat parade Saturday. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
commercial division award for the second consecutive
year. Holmes Beach Marina's entry took second place.
The parade route was patrolled by marine units
Volunteers sought for Bradenton Beach boards
Bradenton Beach is looking for "a few good
people" to serve on city advisory boards.
Openings are for the city's Board of Adjust-
ment, Code Enforcement Board and Planning and
Zoning Board. Qualifications for board member-
ship vary from either residing in or owning prop-
erty in the city, depending on the board.
Candidates should submit a request in writing to
city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach 34217.
Candidates must be available for monthly meetings, if
needed, at the call of the chair year-round.
Land use or construction experience is helpful.
For more information, call the clerk's office at
from the following law enforcement bodies:
Bradenton, Florida Marine Patrol, Holmes Beach and
Manatee County Sheriff. Sea Tow from Cortez also
was on hand.
Area merchants supporting the event included the
Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Barnett Bank, Beach House
restaurant, Boat/US, First Nation Bank of Manatee,
Galati Marine, Gulf Drive Cafe, Jessie's Island Store,
Mar Vista Restaurant, Rebecca's Bistro, Rod and Reel
Pier, Rotten Ralph's restaurant, Sandbar restaurant,
Shells restaurant and Tyler's Ice Cream.
The parade was sponsored by The Islander By-
Assisting the chairs of the event were Roger Byron
and Don Schroder.
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mixed message for mass transit?
Anna Maria Island's three cities have 44 vehicles
available for the 67 employees. That car count doesn't
include all-terrain vehicles, boats, personal watercraft or
other vehicles that are not licensed to travel on roadways.
Is the Island's fleet too much?
It's hard to say, although there does seem to be an
awful lot of vehicles for not an awful lot of people. It's
hard not to imagine who might be towing home the "chip-
per" in Anna Maria where there's a vehicle for every
Is the motor pool something that could be pooled
by the three cities?
We would like to think there could be some econo-
mizing. After all, does a flatbed truck in Anna Maria
get daily use, or could it be shared with the other cit-
ies, thus producing a saving to one and revenue through
a modest lease charge, for another.
Sure, there's liability but that's what lease agreements
are for. And we'll hear why it isn't feasible for a tractor
to travel at a sedate 15 mph from Bradenton Beach to
Anna Maria during February's busy traffic gridlock to
grade one street it would take longer to go to and fro
that it would to do the work, we'll probably hear.
Planning and communication would be key ingre-
dients to sharing. And sharing could set a precedent of
economy in tax dollars not to mention lessening traf-
And elected officials on the Island have been talk-
ing loudly this year about traffic congestion and look-
ing for alternatives.
So, like in so many situations, it may be time to
take a step back, survey the situation and ask, how
come we've got so many city vehicles?
Poet lives on
Island Poet William "Bud" Atteridge died Tuesday,
Dec. 9. He came to Anna Maria Island in 1954, about the
same time he came to write poetry, in his retirement.
While he lived here, he carried rhymes and poems in his
head with him everywhere he went, to everyone he met.
He wrote poems for this newspaper, and several that
came before it. He wrote poems about everyday things and
everyday people, strangers and regulars to Island life.
There's many a parent, many a child, who met Bud
at breakfast and now carries a poem in their pocket
written just for them.
He wrote so many, we haven't published them all
yet, because as time grew short and Bud knew it, he
wrote even more so we wouldn't be disappointed.
We'll have Bud's poetry but still, he'll be missed.
Thanks for the smiles Bud.
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Anna Maria citizen
At the beginning of the Nov. 18 work session of the
Anna Maria City Commission, Mayor Chuck Shumard
stated that from now on public input at city meetings
would be limited to two minutes.
I respect that the mayor, who is charged with con-
ducting city meetings, has the authority to determine
the rules and procedures under which meetings will be
I very strongly oppose this new policy and would
encourage the mayor to immediately rescind this ac-
tion. I would also like each of the other commission-
ers to make known to our mayor their feelings on this
The mayor gave no reason for this action nor was
there any discussion on the subject. I have seen in the
past when an item before the city commission has
drawn a large audience that a similar measure was tem-
porarily implemented to accommodate public input.
Under the aforementioned situation, the policy is ap-
propriate, but to have this carte blanche policy is un-
necessary, inappropriate and dictatorial.
Good government is most effective when public
input is maximized. This policy discourages public
input and should be abandoned now.
Dale Woodland, Anna Maria City
Code enforcement member
wants chicken issued clipped
I consider Sara Maloney's letter published last
week in The Islander a direct affront to the mayor's
integrity, to my integrity and that of the other members
of the Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board.
We are all highly independent people and have
always voted the way our minds and hearts told us to.
I also saw no reason why Maloney saw fit to in-
clude our addresses in her letter. Anyone who wants to
know where I live can look up my full address in the
As for the specifics of our deliberations about the
chickens they are all recorded and minutes are avail-
able to the public.
One point missadl in the publicitylv fl'lhis csec is lh t
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the boards' ruling applied specifically to the two chick-
ens owned by the Buehlers, who were overwhelmingly
supported by their neighbors.
Arthur Ballnan, member. Hohnes Beach Code
Crowing hens are nature's 'no-
In response to Pat Copeland's article "Board
rules chickens are pets not fowl." I need to correctly
inform your readers.
I am now in my late 70's and was reared on a farm
in southern Indiana. We raised chickens as did my
neighbors and relatives.
Then and now these facts about chickens are con-
firmed by all who have a common knowledge of farm
animals roosters (male) crow and don't lay eggs;
hens (female) lay eggs, cackle and don't crow. No hens
have ever crowed!
However, I must state the old wives tale of the
"A cackling rooster and a crowing hen is sure to
bring the owners to a bad end."
So, perhaps the Buehlers should get rid of these
Otis Sparks, Anna Maria City
Bradenton Beach should be
proud of new life
Congratulations Bradenton Beach!
Bridge Street has come alive again. Back in the early
20's, Bridge Street was a hub of activity. Everyone com-
ing to the Island by car had to cross the new wooden
bridge the only link to the Island. The site of that bridge
is now the location of the Bradenton Beach fishing pier.
An enthusiastic crowd turned out for the Christmas
Prelude on Thanksgiving evening under the new clock
tower. People strolled up and down Bridge Street
which was festooned with Christmas lights. The newly
refurbished shops glowed with twinkling lights.
The entire Island should get into the spirit of commu-
nity pride. Maybe the Chamber of Commerce could revive
the Island-wide Christmas decorating contest of the 1960s.
i'aroi 'l Nrw'ood. ,oAnna /iMaria City'
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 5, The Drowsy Thirties
by June Alder
'VOMTH CNANN 4Z
SYou c ou ght School Island, now the swanky Key RoYale subdivision
for a bargain-basement price back in the 1930s.
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fora brgan-bsemnt ric bak n te13s
In 1931 Anna Maria Island's one
and only town was in a bad way. It was
way behind in tax collections and get-
ting deeper in debt every day.
Its financial woes dated back to
1924, the year after the minuscule com-
munity of perhaps a score of residents
was incorporated. The fabled Florida
Boom was rolling along in high gear
that year, and Anna Marians were sure
it would revive the failed resort George
W. Bean (son of the first homesteader)
brought into being in 1912-14.
Like many another Florida burg,
Anna Maria floated a bond issue to
pave the weedy streets and illuminate
them with electric lamps. Six percent
interest over a period of 30 years -
sure, the town could handle it. Not to
For big plans were afoot. In 1925,
a brash former South Carolina newspa-
perman blew into town. He had already
made a name for himself in St. Peters-
burg real estate circles (his publicity re-
leases said) as "the moving genius" in
the development of an exclusive neigh-
borhood called Edgemoor Estates. He
told Anna Maria Mayor Mitch Davis to
get ready for the tourists who would be
arriving by boat and bus during the win-
ter season of 1925-26.
What he planned was far more elabo-
rate than Bean's little conclave around
Pine Avenue. McGhee intended to build
hundreds of homes covering the whole
northern section of the Island all the way
down to the Sam Cobb homestead (down-
town Holmes Beach today).
It would be a grand-looking place
with a magnificent waterside boulevard
going all the way around the tip of the
Island and another in the interior lead-
ing to a bayside marina. There would
he two long docks extending into the
Gulf with casinos at their ends, classy
shops and, to top it off, a 19-hole golf
course. The project was supposed to get
under way early in 1926.
But none of it ever happened.
In 1926 the bottom dropped out of
the Florida real estate market. Too
much buying and selling on credit, a
hurricane and a ship collision that
blocked the mouth of the Port of Mi-
ami were the major factors. By July 7
of that year, McGhee and his four
partners were being sued by creditors
and by October McGhee and his pals
Mayor Davis tried to attract other
developers. One had a plan to sell
School Key a large marshy area on
the Bay that was a popular fishing
spot as the site of a hotel or sani-
tarium. (This is the Key Royale sub-
division of today.)
By 1928 an outfit called Harvey
Investors owned the crumbling assets of
the Anna Maria Beach Resort. They
too fell behind in taxes. Finally Davis
worked out a deal with the Harvey
group to satisfy a $7,000 tax lien by
turning over to the city the dock (now
the city pier), a strip of land along the
Bay (now part of Bayfront Park), and
other buildings, including the "commu-
nity house" (now the Island Playhouse)
and the 1913 Roser chapel (now Roser
But the rotting buildings only
added to the city's burdens. It wasn't
until August 1933 when a reform-
minded group of women took over the
city administration that Anna
Maria's economic problems eased.
Next: Let the
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Protect loved ones this season -
don't drive impaired
The Holmes Beach Police Department urges the
residents of Anna Maria Island to take a stand against
impaired driving this holiday season.
"Take a Stand Against Impaired Driving" is the
theme for this December's National Drunk and
Drugged Driving Prevention Month.
The Holmes Beach Police Department joins a coa-
lition of national organizations including the National
Highway Safety Administration in kicking off the
month by issuing a call to action to Anna Maria Island
A decade of combined efforts by NHSA, media
and many public and private organizations has demon-
strated that a combination of education and enforce-
ment works to reduce impaired driving.
In 1995, 16,600 Americans died in alcohol-related
crashes, the lowest figure in 31 years but still unaccept-
ably high. The age group of drivers that effect that sta-
tistic are primarily males 21 to 34 years of age. This
population is over-represented in all crash data, includ-
ing deaths and injuries.
The Holmes Beach Police Department requests
that when hosting a holiday party make sure that a va-
riety of beverages are available for guests, including
Give your guests something else to do besides
drink. Make sure you serve food, dance and play games
- activities that will help stop a person from having
one too many and injuring himself or others.
Pay attention to how much your guests are drink-
ing. Take away the car keys and arrange a ride for those
who have had too much. These are just a few tips of
safety during this holiday season because one crash
could mean the loss of a human life, perhaps the loss
of a friend, neighbor or family member.
Do your part to take a stand against impaired driv-
ing this holiday season and throughout the new year.
Friday, Dec. 19, is Lights On For Life Day. Let's
have the Island join other communities and drive with
your headlights on for the day. In 1997, Manatee
County has lost more people in motor vehicle crashes
than last year. Let us all do our part this coming year
to change that statistic and save someone the grief of
losing a loved one.
The Holmes Beach Police Department wishes to
extend to everyone a safe and happy holiday.
Lt. Dale Stephenson,
Holmes Beach Police Department
Generous donations make
plant sale a success
The Anna Maria Garden Club would like to ex-
press our sincere thanks and appreciation to all the lo-
cal merchants, garden centers and generous Islanders
for their contributions of plants to our recent annual
plant sale held at Roser Memorial Community Church.
The sale was a huge success and some of the pro-
ceeds will go toward the purchase of reference books
to be donated to our Island libraries.
Contributors included the Island Garden Center,
Qrbans, Manatee Fruit Company, Bob Vita Garden
Center and Scotty's on Cortez.
Thanks to all you loyal and new customers and
Jean Taylor, Anna Maria Garden Club.
Ode to the feather bearers
Creatures with feathers are birds ... says the rule,
But toss aside all that you learned in your school.
A Rhode Island red that sleeps in a shed,
Is our fine feathered friend and not fowl, you fool.
Dan "On-the-edge, "
The off-Island poet from Green Bay, Wis.
from access to beach
Having been a long-time resident (1950) and fre-
quent visitor to Anna Maria Island, I was shocked to
find my beach access cut off.
Having jogged to the point in Anna Maria, I
couldn't believe someone had been allowed to build so
close to the water that with beach erosion their house
now sits on the water's edge, completely eliminating
access to the other side of the beach.
If this isn't a state or federal violation, then there
is no such thing as public access. Why some individual
owner's right would be more important then the
public's is beyond me.
It must be someone politically connected.
What public official allowed the building permits?
Who enforces "set-back" regulations? Someone should
be held accountable for this travesty to the public.
The only thing that stops wealthy, selfish individu-
als from turning the beach into their own playground
are government officials.
Where the hell are you?
Rick Hutchinson, Anna Maria Island
Open house offered
community good cheer
Friday, Dec. 5, the shops in downtown Holmes
Beach hosted their fourth annual Holiday Open House.
Carolers from Annunciation Episcopal Church
and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church joined voices and
strolled by businesses under the direction of Thom
Tenney, choir director of Annunciation.
Professional puppeteers, Roger Denish and Bob
Vesely, also donated their talent to bring a delightful
The Manatee High School Chamber Orchestra,
under the direction of Tom Kolodziey, performed
beautifully throughout the evening.
Each shop offered a variety of delicious refresh-
ments for visitors.
Santa was there to greet the children and add their
wishes to his list.
The cooperation and true spirit of the season was
evident by the wholehearted participation of the com-
munity and merchants.
I want to thank everyone who helped welcome in
the holidays by making this event an overwhelming
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Ground-level 'flying' on 3 wheels
By Jim Hanson
Most obsessed people are driven by their obses-
sions. Michael Vinhage drives his.
It's a bright red three-wheel automobile designed
by Messerschmitt, the famed German airplane manu-
facturer, and built in 1961. It is designated
Messerschmitt KR200, and last spring its twin brought
$39,600 at Christie's car auction.
Vinhage is a new resident of Key Royale, although
a longtime admirer of Anna Maria Island. He and his
wife have been spending vacations here since 1989 and
bought their house in 1994.
But they couldn't move here permanently until he
won the lottery the "green card" lottery. His name
was drawn from among hundreds of thousands and the
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service issued
him the "green card" permit to live and work here. He
is a contract computer programmer.
He and his wife brought his car along, or rather had
it sent. It was shipped June 17 but didn't get here until
Aug. 1, held up for weeks in the port of Miami by a
Customs Service that didn't know what to do about it.
He had rebuilt the classic auto in Germany last
winter. "It took me nine hours to take it apart down to
the last bolt," he said. "Reassembling it took 225 hours,
and even so I had to have help my arms weren't long
enough to do some of the tasks."
A perfectionist like all classic restorers, he said it's
still not 100 percent. He is awaiting some parts for the
He said the tiny cars kept Messerschmitt alive dur-
ing the ban on German aircraft manufacture from the
end of World War II until the mid-1950s. When the
company went back to airplanes, the little cars' de-
signer, Fritz Fenz, formed his own production com-
pany, FMR. Some 25,000 of the FMR vehicles were
built before production stopped in 1964. This model
has a 200 cc, 10.2 horsepower engine, with two wheels
in front and one at the rear.
Vinhage says a collector in Washington state has three
"Schmitts," two of which the state classifies as motor
scooters and one as a car. He said, "As far as I know
New parader entry a hit
Michael Vinhage, driving in front, drew oohs and applause from crowds on last weekend's Privateer Christ-
mas Parade route in his 1961 German Messerschmitt KR200. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
they're street-legal everywhere in the U.S. But freeways?
Why would anyone want to take one on the freeway?"
It goes 60 miles an hour on the level but "real slow
uphill," and gets 45 to 55 miles per gallon of gasoline.
"They're noisy and rough-riding," he said. "The
direct, ungeared 1:1 steering makes them twitchy, and
they feel like a miniature Formula One car. No matter
what the speedometer says, you feel like you're going
125 mph and that's what counts."
Vinhage considers himself most fortunate: he has
the car he loves in the setting he loves, for "I love the
weather here and the people and the Island. It's more
our lifestyle than anywhere."
Wildlife to hold sale to
Wildlife, Inc. of Bradenton Beach will hold a
sale of new and used items on Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the former Island
Foods, 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
Wildlife, Inc. is a non-profit group that cares
for and rehabilitates injured wildlife and educates
the public about wildlife. The volunteers cared for
over 3,000 animals this year, and funds are
needed in order for them to continue operating.
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Goal setting session
planned Dec. 18 in
Residents of Bradenton Beach will have a special
chance to let city officials know what they want the
city to be Dec. 18 at 11 a.m.
"The City of Bradenton Beach is asking for your
comments, suggestions and ideas for the continued
improvements taking place in our city," Mayor Connie
Drescher said of the special workshop, to be held in
Although citizen participation is urged, comments
either in writing or by phoning city hall are also wel-
City hall is at 107 Gulf Drive N., phone 778-1005.
Cortez Center plans trash
and treasures sale
The Cortez Community Center is asking for dona-
tions of items for resale for its "Trash and Treasurers"
sale scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Center,
4517 123 St. Ct., in historic Cortez fishing village.
The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on that
Contributors of items will received a "certificate
of contribution" in order to take a tax deduction. All
donations may be brought to the Center from Monday
through Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. All salable items,
especially plants, are requested.
The Center has furniture including couches, chairs
and tables along with clothes and toys for the sale.
The funds will be used to provide bookshelves for
the library and games for the children at the Center.
Contact Mary Fulford Green for more information
Police need accident
The Holmes Beach Police Department is seeking
witnesses to a vehicle accident on Nov. 11 at 10:30
a.m. at the intersection of East Bay Drive and Mana-
tee Avenue. The vehicles involved in the accident
were a 1992 Toyota and a 1985 Chrysler. Call Lt. Dale
Stephenson at 778-7875 with information.
Holiday aromas to be
discussed at health store
On Saturday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m., Here's to Your
Health, S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach, will present a lec-
ture by Gloria DeVoss, LCSW, aromacologist.
DeVoss will speak on how to purify your home
while you lift your spirits with the one-of-a-kind aro-
mas of the essential oils of frankincense, myrrh and a
special blend of oils for the Christmas holidays.
Space is limited.
Call Max or Susan Powers to register at 778-4322.
Christian Science Church
to present speaker
"Christmas God's Gift of Love" is the title of
a talk to be presented by the Holmes Beach Christian
Science Church on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 4 p.m
The speaker will be Carol Dee Lewis of Ever-
green, Colo., a member of the Christian Science Board
The talk is free and free child care will be pro-
The events is sponsored by the church as a gift of
inspiration to the community. All are cordially invited
Baptist church to show
video on Venezuelan
Dr. David Flughum and a group of local doctors
and nurses recently provided medical treatment to a
rural area of southeastern Venezuela.
Members of this group will present a video-slide pre-
sentation about the medical missions trip on Wednesday,
Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in fellowship hall of the Island Bap-
tist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City.
The public is invited to attend.
Guest evangelist to preach
at Island Baptist
Jim Ponder, of Jim Ponder Ministries, Orlando,
will preach both the morning and evening services at
the Island Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 14.
It will be the second ap-
pearance at Island Baptist
for the renowned evangelist. .
Services are at 11 a.m. and 7 ,
p.m. Y .
A veteran of more than
900 crusades, church reviv-
als and conferences in 35
states and 37 countries,
Ponder is president of the
Fellowship Baptist World
Ministries and has had a wonder
long association with the
Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism.
He has pastored churches in Illinois and Texas. He
and his wife, Joyce, who will accompany him at the
Sunday service, have two married children and two
grandchildren, all also of Orlando.
Friends to hold fundraiser
for ill Islander
Friends of Islander Patty Spaziani, who recently
suffered a long-term disabling stroke, will hold a
fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Marina Bay Res-
taurant in Holmes Beach to help with her medical bills.
The event will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Food will
be served as a garage and bake sale take place from noon
to 3 p.m. Music by Island entertainers Brian Beebe, Reid
Frost, Chuck Douglas, Larry Rich, and Berni Roy will be
presented until 7 p.m. to only be interrupted with the raffle
of many items donated by Island businesses.
Islanders know Spaziani through her cheerful work
at the former Fast Eddie's restaurant, P. J.
Cunninghams, the Oasis Lounge, Bortell's, the Holiday
Inn at Longboat Key, The Buccaneer Inn, Tip of the
Island, Decoy Ducks and most recently the Marina Bay
Restaurant in Holmes Beach.
Donations for the garage and bake sale will be ac-
cepted at the Marina Bay Restaurant beginning at 9
a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14. Cash donations may be made
at ist National of Manatee in Holmes Beach in the
name of Patty Spaziani.
For information, call 778-0185 or 798-3379.
Magician, singers entertain
at historical society party
Magic and music will make for a lively evening
when the Anna Maria Island Historical Society hosts
its annual Christmas Party on Monday, Dec. 15, at 7
p.m. at Anna Maria City Hall, Anna Maria City.
Jack Kendall of Bradenton will perform a magic
show. He has performed to raise money for Ronald
McDonald House and many non-profit and civic or-
The Island Repertory Singers will sing a variety of
traditional and contemporary Christmas songs includ-
ing "Twas the Night Before Christmas," when a spe-
cial guest is expected to appear.
Refreshments will be served and the public is wel-
come to attend.
Help area restaurants to
expand Christmas party
for needy kids
The Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista restau-
rants will expand their fourth annual Christmas Kids
Party for underprivileged children to include 65 chil-
dren and 40 families.
Employees of the three restaurants have donated
a day's earnings to help each child receive a gift on
their wish list, but additional assistance from the com-
munity is needed.
Donations of toys, clothing and food for the fami-
lies use or for the party is requested. If a financial do-
nation is more convenient, the employees will be
happy to do the legwork to purchase the needed items.
The private party is hosted at the Sandbar, complete
with Santa Claus, on Dec. 16. To donate or for informa-
tion, call Patti McKee at the Sandbar at 778-0444 or
Becky Shannon at the Beach House at 779-2222.
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Longboat Chamber busy
with events for holidays
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
host.two events this week and next.
On Thursday, Dec. 11, the Chamber will host its
monthly Business After Hours at the Longboat Tavern,
5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Door prizes and the announcement of the winner of the
$500 Chamber Shopping Spree will highlight the holi-
Members are requested to bring an ornament which
reflects the product or service of that member's busi-
ness. The ornaments will hang on the Chamber's
The Chamber's "Nooner" will be held on Wednes-
day, Dec. 17, at the Buccaneer Inn, 595 Dream Island
Road, from noon to 1 p.m.
For cost and reservations for both events, call the
Chamber at 387-9519.
Garden club to hold
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold a Christ-
mas program and tea on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 1
p.m. at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City.
Lois Busick, a member of the Manatee River
Garden Club Poinsettia Circle, will discuss "Plants
The public in invited and new members are wel-
Democratic club to meet
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will
meet for lunch and a short holiday meeting on Mon-
day, Dec. 15, at noon at the Beach House restaurant
in Bradenton Beach.
New members are welcome and a round robin
discussion will take place.
For more information, call Clark Leips at 778-
Claire 0. Byers
Claire O. Byers died at Columbia Blake Medical
Center on Nov. 8.
Born in Trenton, Mo., Ms. Byers had been an Is-
land resident for many years. She was a regular volun-
teer at the Humane Society.
She left no surviving family and no formal services
Alvin B. Chase
Alvin B. Chase, 85, of
Bradenton, died Nov. 30 in
Born in St. Clair,
Mich., Mr. Chase came to
Manatee County from
Michigan in 1947. He was a
professional golfer for more
than 50 years. He was golf
professional at Key Royale
Chase Golf Club, a life member of
Professional Golfers Asso-
ciation, teaching professionally at U.S. Golf Academy
in Indiana, and head professional at Sibley Golf and
Country Club, Sibley, La. Mr. Chase was a member
,of Kiwanis. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Norma; two daughters,
Judy Schwanz of Sarasota and Nancy Alyce Hahn of
Bradenton; a sister, Lillian Balford of St. Clair, Mich.; a
brother, Kirby of Mesa, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.
Services were held at the Key Royale Country
Club. Memorial contributions may be made to Greater
Sarasota Junior Golf Association, P.O. Box 1665,
Venice, Fla. 34284-1685. National Cremation Soci-
ety, Sarasota chapter, was in charge of the arrange-
Ruth Marie Taylor
Ruth Marie Taylor, 83, of Weslaco, Texas, and
formerly of Anna Maria, died Dec. 3, in Knapp Medi-
cal Center, Weslaco.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Oshkosh, Wis.
She is survived by her husband, Donald; a son,
James of White Sands Missile Range, N. M.; and two
Visitation and service with the Rev. Norman
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Annual award will honor fishing guides
Bill Mote loves to fish and is willing to put his
money where his fishing line is next spring.
Mote, chair of Mote Scientific Foundation and
president of Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, is
awarding a sport fishing guide who "has made signifi-
cant contributions to the marine environment" with a
check for $10,000, a lifetime membership to the marine
laboratory and a plaque.
The fishing guide award nomination forms will be
accepted through Jan. 1, 1998. The prize winner will be
announced in the spring.
"I hope this award will lead to a greater exchange of
information between guides and scientists," Mote said. He
added that the award will "recognize the valuable infor-
mation about the natural history, biology and habits of
sport fishers which comes from Florida's fishing guides,
Disney contributes to Mote Laboratory
The Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund has
awarded Mote Marine Laboratory a total of $35,000 to
contribute to two different marine conservation
projects $20,000 for a project studying the distur-
bance responses of bottlenose dolphins to vessel traf-
fic, and $15,000 to a project investigating clearnose
skate as a biomedical and educational resource.
Established in 1955 by Walt Disney Attractions,
Area baseball players to compete in Caribbean
The Roberto Clemente All-Stars will hold a try-
out on Sunday, Dec. 14, at Florida College in
Temple Terrace for 11 to 19 year-old baseball play-
ers interested in traveling to Puerto Rico or the Do-
minican Republic to take on some of the best ama-
teur teams in the world.
The tryout will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and
will feature a one-hour instructional clinic led by the
assistant coach of the University of South Florida,
Those selected will play against the same
squads that produced such major league stars as
Ivan Rodriguez, Roberto Alomar, Juan Gonzalez,
Bernie Williams and Sammy Sosa.
Anyone interested in attending the tryout should
call toll-free 800-723-6398 to pre-register. The tryout
fee is $15 for players who pre-register and $20 at the
door. This will be the only tryout this year.
Players should bring their glove, bat and
catcher's gear (if applicable). Baseballs and batting
helmets will be supplied.
Information, call 914-633-2920.
who are on the water day and night throughout the year."
The annual award nominees will be reviewed by
the Florida Guides Association, with the winner cho-
sen from the top three nominees by a selection commit-
tee of representatives from Mote Scientific Foundation
and Mote Marine Laboratory.
Forms are available at the laboratory. For more
information, call 388-4441.
the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund promotes and
enables global wildlife conservation through partner-
ships with qualified scientists, educators and organiza-
tions. Annual cash awards are distributed to non-profit
organizations to protect and study endangered and
threatened animals and their habitats.
Bottlenose dolphins in the coastal waters of Southeast
and Southwest Florida face the highest levels of boat traf-
fic of any dolphins in the United States. However, as yet,
no conclusive, systematic studies have been conducted in
these waters to determine if the animals are affected.
The second award will contribute to Mote's on-
going collaborative and in-house research project on
the clearnose skate. Over the past decade, there has
been worldwide over-fishing of elasmobranchs (sharks,
skates, rays, guitarfish and sawfish) as a result of the
growing demand for shark fins and, more recently,
shark cartilage for the health food industry.
Research and educational work carried out in the
project will continue to search for a better understanding
of the reproductive biology of elasmobranch fish. This
will aid management decisions related to conserving the
diminishing populations of elasmobranch fish.
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Despite slight mechanical problems at mid-
route, the Island-wide Christmas parade Satur-
day was fun for all participants, spectators
and, of course, kids.
Although slightly smaller in number of
floats and participants, the cool weather didn't
hamper the hundreds of children who flocked to
Coquina Beach after the route to see Santa
Claus, munch on hot dogs and sip cola.
It wouldn't be a parade without the Privateer'sfamous "boat float."
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Have air, will hover for this Cortez business
By Jim Hanson
Put out of his basic business by the gillnet fishing
ban, a Cortez man is pioneering an enterprise that is
first-ever in the U.S. and is off to a fine start.
He is Mark Ibasfalean, one of a large and energetic
family of fishers and pilot of the first Hovercraft-as-
tour-boat in the country. He offers rides over water and
sandbars and land from his hand-crafted dock in
When voters in 1994 banned net fishing within
three miles of Florida's shores, "they took away better
than half of our income, and we had to go to different
ways of making a living," said Ibasfalean. His family
had been fishing for a living since the first Ibasfaleans
arrived from Michigan in the 1950s, working out of
their Cortez Marina where Coast Guard Auxiliary 81
is now located.
With the net ban, the family put their 57- and 30-
foot fishing boats and smaller craft into use harvesting
stone crabs, bait, even shrimp on occasion. Mark's
brother Brian and cousins Nick and Junior run the fish
boats. Their parents build crab traps and maintain boats
and gear. Mark's wife Kim, daughter of Doyle Raburn
of Holmes Beach, is a stone crabber. Many of them fish
mullet with cast nets, too.
Mark expanded into the pleasure transportation
business, buying with his brother and cousins a 20-foot
fiberglass Hovercraft from Hover Technique in Michi-
gan. "They run from $65,000 to $120,000 for the same
size boat, and I picked the cheapest and best looking."
Gulf Coast Canvas of Cortez built a full-headroom
cabin. The family built a 32-foot barge of plywood and
foam for offices, storing the craft at night, and loading
passengers. Mark was in business, starting the day af-
ter Labor Day.
Easy to say, not so easy to do.
"Try to convince a bank that this is a viable busi-
ness," he said. "But we finally got one to help.
"And try to get insurance on a new concept involv-
ing big motors and propellers and water. The compa-
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Even Santa likes
Santa Claus will leave his sleigh in Cortez and take
the Hovercraft to Bradenton Beach Saturday, Dec. 20
for a special visit at the Pier Walk Cafe.
The Hovercraft will arrive on Bay Drive South at
about 9 a.m. The "floating boat" will slowly cruise up
Bridge Street until it reaches the Pier Walk Cafe, where
Santa will disembark and visit with Islanders until
Everyone is invited.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
"It actually is more efficient on land, because the
ground doesn't give." said Ibasfalean. "When you start
to lift on water, the air blows a hole in the water and the
boat has to climb out of it.
"You can run it down a road if you want. You can
go all over a sandbar and never leave a mark on it, or
just hover so people can get off and walk around. It
doesn't harm seagrass flats, where people like to see
marine life. It goes ahead, back or sideways for
some reason, women really like that sideways ride."
The craft can go 40 mph, but Ibasfalean keeps it
down to 20 with passengers aboard. Also conserva-
tively, he stays off the Gulf with passengers. Besides.
the boat is less efficient in rough water.
Still, it functions fine: "It bounces over a boat wake
like a beach ball."
There are thousands of Hovercraft in the country,
he said, but all the others are for personal use or, in-
creasingly, for rescue operations.
His Sun Hovercraft Inc. headquarters is at Cortez
Fishing Center, on the south side of the mainland end
of the Cortez Bridge, phone 792-1290. He specializes
in 20-minute rides for $15, with a limit of six passen-
gers per tour five if they're extra hefty.
There are enough passengers, mostly Europeans,
that Ibasfalean is looking ahead to his second
Wit and wisdom by native
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The Cracker chats
You have reached Santa's North Pole Headquar-
ters. This is a recording. If you are using a touch-
tone phone, press one to record your Christmas wish
list. Press two for Santa's fax number. Press three for
Santa's web-site number. Press four to report any
naughty little boys and girls. Press five for availabil-
ity of new-model Barbie dolls, Tickle-Me Elmos,
Beanie Babies and other toys in short supply. Press
six to talk directly to Santa and be prepared to wait.
(After listening to a recording of Wayne Newton
singing "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" three
times. Santa comes on the line.)
This is Santa.
This is the Cracker. Sounds like you are pretty
busy up there.
Yes. Cracker. I am. Vixen is pregnant and I'm
trying to break in a new reindeer to replace her.
Besides that. El Nino has turned the weather pattern
topsy-turvy. Today is as bahlm as a summer day at
Coquina Beach and there isn't a snowflake in sight.
The elves are busy retrofitting my sleigh with re-
tractable wheels in case I have to take off from the
snowless tundra with a payload of toys.
Santa, did you get those collard plants I sent you
for your greenhouse?
Yeah, Cracker. I planted them outside instead
and they are growing like Jack's beanstalk. I hope it
turns really cold soon. Collard greens are not at their
best until after the first frost.
You're right there, Santa. Say, what I'm calling
about is my Christmas wish. Some scalawag politi-
cos and a few 'Johnny-come-lately' misguided citi-
zens forced the removal of our Privateers' ship from
Anna Maria Island over to Cortez where it is tempo-
rarily in "dry-dock."
But, if a couple of pet chickens aren't poultry,
isn't it just as reasonable to rationalize that the Pri-
vateers' ship is not a trailer?
This colorful mobile monument represents the
very Christmas spirit of sharing and giving and
shouldn't have been messed with in the first place.
The Cracker wants it back where it belongs.
That's a big order, Cracker, but Christmas is a
time of miracles! Tell Rick, Big John, Will, Bob,
Norman and all of those other cut-throat, mullet-
smoking, arm-bending cannoneers that I had a won-
derful time during the recent Privateers' Christmas
Parade and visiting with the kids afterwards. You
know, Cracker, the joy and wonder and glory of this
sacred season is at its zenith when reflected back to
you from the eyes of a child.
You should know, Santa.
Center sets registration
for indoor soccer
The Anna Marie Island Community Center
encourages participation in its fourth annual In-
door Soccer Christmas Tournament, sponsored
by The Islander Bystander and Allen Sports Cen-
ter, Seminole, Fla.
The tournament is a week-long double elimi-
nation tournament for male and female teams age
7 to adult.
The tournament will start Thursday, Dec. 18,
and end some time before Christmas Eve.
The entry fee is $75 per team and players
must register as a team no individuals. The
age of the player is how old they were on Aug.
Teams needs to have a minimum of six play-
ers on the team to participate.
For more information or to have a registra-
tion form mailed to you call Scott Dell at the
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IP PAGE 16 0 DECEMBER 10, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Winterfest lived up to its name on Anna Maria Is-
land. Saturday sales at the annual art and craft show
sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Art League were
estimated to be "slow" by many artists.
"They assume it's too cold or windy," said one
artist, comfortably stretched out in a lawn chair with the
sun warming her face.
Best of show in two-dimensional works went to
Ruth Wickey for her oils and acrylics. The three-di-
mensional best-of-show prize was awarded to Marc/
Sara Aune for jewelry. The artisans are each awarded
First place, $200 awards, went to Gene Roberds for
oils/acrylics and to Woody Candish for sculpture.
Merit awards of $100 each went to Linda Molto,
Pamela Chevalier, Dan Levi, Peter Bailey, Giffen
Grosvenor, Margaret Porter, Will Grant, Kuei Dorman
and Betty Johnson.
In the Junior Art Show, Alyssum Beard took top
honors for grades K-5 along with Anna Copeland for
grades 6-12. Kid's choice awards, in which junior art-
ists pick their award winners from among the
Winterfest entries, were Marge Bennett for watercolor
and Woody Candish for sculpture.
Here's looking at you Anna Maria
Glass artisan Kristina Schlotthauer is reflected in her creation of stained glass and mirror incorporating
"slices" of an Anna Maria street map. She said if she's invited to return, she'll bring more fish. "I sold out the
first day," said the Tampa artist. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
The Junior Art Show, held in conjunction with
Winterfest, was dominated by Copelands. Layla
Copeland organized it, Anna Copeland took Best
of Show, three-dimensional works grades 6-12,
and mother Pat photographed the entries. Shown
here, Anna's award-winning "Breast-cancer
Barbie. The judges (not Copelands) were im-
pressed with Anna's emphatic statement and it's
relevance to the younger audience.
Jazz Club jazzes up season
with two concerts
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will present vocalist/
guitarist Mindy Simmons in concert at Sarasota High
School auditorium, 1000 S. School Ave., Sarasota, on
Saturday, Dec. 13.
The jam will run from 2 to 5 p.m. with Simmons
and her group set to perform from 3 to 4 p.m. Commu-
nity musicians are welcome to sit in and jam from 2 to
3 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
On Sunday, Dec. 14, the club will present the
Tommy Flanagan Trio at the Van Wezel Performing
Arts Hall, Sarasota.
Pianist/composer Flanagan is accompanied by
bassist Phil Flanigan and drummer James Martin for
For cost and information, call the club at 366-1552.
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A few weeks ago we told you of a travel article
appearing in the Miami Herald about Anna Maria Is-
land. It didn't seem to flattering at the time, except they
featured an interesting interview with former Island
police chief Snooks Adams.
They got hold of Snooks because he was born here
and knows plenty about the "way things were."
The headline is innocent enough: "Anna Maria:
another state of mind." Follow that though, with a big
sub-head that reads, "Island's easy pace lures the worn-
out and weary."
I don't know about you, but when I moved here 22
years ago, I certainly wasn't worn-out or weary. I hope
I'm still not worn-out or weary although as a newspa-
per publisher, I'm acutely aware of some politicians
who are weary of our undaunted reporting.
It was the beach that lured me. Surfers. Sunsets.
Salt water. Year 'round beach weather.
The article made us sound like nothing' goes on -
like a retirement center.
Well, shut my mouth. A woman wrote to Snooks
about how much she envied us our "peace, quiet and
Snooks shared her letter with us:
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The Miami Herald printed a very complimentary
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like us, and if we never meet, let fortune smile and God
Mary Alice Guthrie, Miami
The travel writer seems to have extracted comment
on the very element of her story I took umbrage with.
A good writer can do that.
Unfortunately, from this side of the fence, facing
imminent traffic gridlock and long lines at favorite res-
taurants, it's hard to appreciate what we've all come to
take for granted peace and quiet. And I've been
lucky enough to have avoided Miami for all this time.
Maybe I could use some excitement.
You gotta love it
What with all that goes into organizing a parade,
from recruiting entries to finding the perfect Santa
Claus, to buying and wrapping hundreds of gifts, you
gotta love it.
The Anna Maria Island Privateers do a great job
and there's surely no one more appreciative than those
hundreds of kids, year after year, who are the benefi-
ciaries of the Privateer benevolence. Those kids now
have kids and no doubt grandkids that line the parade
route and visit Santa at the end.
That adds up to lots of appreciation.
With that said, we can't help but chuckle over the
parade gaffe of the century. Dave Letterman, Dave
Barry and Jay Leno couldn't make it up this good. The
Privateer tow car ran out of gas about two-thirds of the
way to Coquina Beach from Anna Maria.
As luck would have it, they were in the 2400 block
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You can tell where their luck ran out if you drive
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the Privateers gassed up.
For all that it's worth, once again the Privateers
have provided more than we bargained for in laughs
Just like the letter writer whose opinion was so
negative toward the organization and the boat float,
which no longer parks in Holmes Beach.
While we can't agree with the writer, many have
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women in the Privateers.
If we didn't have a sense of humor about it all,
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Island police reports
Anna Maiia City
Nov. 27, criminal mischief, Coquina Beach. The
complainant reported a person unknown broke a trash
receptacle. Damages were $150.
Nov. 27, burglary to an occupied dwelling,
2201 Gulf Drive, Sunset Beach Motel. The victim
reported the suspect entered his room and removed
a wallet valued at $15, $600 in cash, 150 German
marks and a credit card. When the victim saw the
suspect, he fled.
Nov. 28, criminal mischief, Cortez Beach. The
victim reported a person unknown broke the window
of his vehicle. Damages were $150.
Nov. 30, petty theft, 201 Gulf Drive South, Caffe
Splendido. The complainant reported a patron left with-
out paying the bill of $42.90.
Dec. 1, lost property a wallet, 100 Gulf Drive
North, Circle K parking lot.
Dec. 2, domestic battery, 2400 block of Avenue
B. The complainant reported loud yelling and the of-
ficer found the victim who said the suspect hit him in
the head with an unknown object. The suspect was
placed in custody.
Dec. 3, burglary, 1101 Gulf Drive N., Queen's
Court. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered two units and removed two color television sets
and remote controls valued at $500.
Nov. 23, theft, 6900 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown removed a
pool cover valued at $400.
Nov. 28, theft, 200 block of 84th Street. The vic-
tim reported a person unknown removed most of the
fruit from her orange tree.
Nov. 28, found property a bicycle, 100 block
of 39th Street on the beach.
Nov. 28, suspicious, 500 block of 59th Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown damaged the
mailbox post with a vehicle.
Nov. 29, assist Bradenton Beach Police Depart-
ment, 2100 block of Avenue A. The officer responded
to a possible burglary but found that a cat had fallen
through the pool screen.
Nov. 29, suspicious, Key Royale Bridge. The
complainant reported juveniles fishing from the bridge.
The officer advised them to leave.
Nov. 29, assistance, Intracoastal Waterway.
The complainant flagged down the marine patrol
officer and said her son and his friends went sailing
and had not returned as scheduled. The officer lo-
cated them near Marker 57 and towed them to King
Nov. 29, found property a bicycle.
Nov. 29, domestic assault, resisting without vio-
lence, 8100 block of Gulf Drive. The victim reported
the suspect was pounding on the door and making
threats. The suspect ran when the officer arrived, but
the officer chased and caught him. He was placed in
custody. The officer said he admitted that he threatened
Nov. 29, suspicious. Coconuts Resort. The com-
plainant reported a person unknown damaged a sliding
glass door with an unknown object.
Nov. 30, found property two bicycles, 79th
Nov. 30, assist Florida Marine Patrol. Sunbow
Bay canal. The complainant reported two subjects gill
netting. The officer located the subjects, observed that
they were gill netting and contacted the FMP. The FMP
confiscated the net and placed the subjects in custody.
Nov. 30, found property a lawnmower, King
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Nov. 30, disturbance, 600 block of Key Royale
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ing, a vehicle sped by and he yelled at the driver to
slow down. He said the driver stopped the vehicle
and threatened to beat him up. The officer advised
the victim that it is not wise to confront drivers, to
leave law enforcement to the police and to call po-
lice if it happens again.
Nov. 30, assistance, Palm and Marina Drives. The
subject's vehicle had broken down and the officer had
dispatch call AAA and drove the subject home.
Nov. 30, vandalism, 400 block of 80th Street. The
complainant reported a person unknown cut the wires
on a set of Christmas lights.
Dec. 1, traffic, Avenue E and Gulf Drive. The
officer stopped the subject with an expired tag and a
check showed the tag was not assigned to the vehicle.
He confiscated the tag, had the vehicle towed and is-
sued a summons to the subject.
Dec. 1, lost property a set of car keys, 3007
Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
Dec. 2, vandalism, 6200 block of Marina Drive.
The complainant reported a person unknown struck an
FPL meter box with an unknown object.
Dec. 3, West Coast Surf Shop. The victim re-
ported the suspects entered the store, browsed around,
then grabbed clothing valued at $240 and fled. The
victim pursued the suspects in her vehicle but lost them
in traffic. A Bradenton Beach police officer observed
the vehicle but also lost it in traffic.
Dec..3, found property cassette tapes, a key
case and keys and prescription sunglasses, 7000 Gulf
Drive, Tiffany Place.
Dec. 3, damage, 81st Street beach. The complain-
ant reported a person unknown wrote graffiti on the
bench and sideboards of the cabana.
Dec. 3, theft of a bicycle helmet valued at $20,
4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Elementary School. The
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By Kevin P Cassidy
Adults tarnish undefeated
All four Island Football Club soccer teams were in
action this weekend starting with the under-14 team
playing North River last Saturday at the Anna Maria
SIsland Community Center. The under-12 team was also
in action at G.T. Bray against Thompson-Hynton Pe-
diatric Dentristy of Westside United Soccer Club while
the under-8 team played against Legler & Flynn at
Palma Sola Park in Bradenton.
The U-14s had an easy time of it as they raced to
a 5-1 half time lead then held on for a 7-2 win over
North River. Ryan Quigley won man-of-the-match as
he led the way with three goals.
Quigley got the Islanders on the scoreboard first
when, after some passes around and through the
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right side for an early 1-0 lead.
North River then came right back to tie the score
but the tie was short lived as Quigley finished off a
corner kick from Joey Mousseau to make the score 2-
1. Five minutes later, Adam Pear hit a left-footed
rocket from 20 yards to increase their lead to 3-1.
Diego Felipe then got into the act as he deked two
defenders before scoring unassisted making the score
4-1. Quigley added a goal late in the half when he out
ran the defense to finish off a great 35 minutes of soc-
cer with the Islanders in control 5-1.
Sky Beard and Aaron Lowman added second-half
goals and North River also notched one to make the
final score 7-2 in favor of the Islanders.
The U-12 team dominated their game from start to
finish but had trouble putting the ball in the back of the
net in taking a 2-0 win that wasn't nearly as close as the
score would indicate. The Islanders were so dominant
that IFC goalie Trey Andricks did not have to make any
saves and only touched the ball once on the day.
IFC looked like it was going to get on the
scoreboard in the 13th minute when Taylor Manning
carried the ball in on the goal then cut back and hit a
beautiful drop pass to Sean Pittman who hammered it
over the goal.
Two minutes later, Blake Tyre took it down the
right wing and squared the ball to Michael Wallen.
Wallen one-timed it to Courtney Taylor who drew the
defender toward her before she passed it to Mijares
whose shot went just wide of the goal.
IFC stepped up the offensive pressure in the sec-
ond half as they kept the ball on their offensive end for
the remainder of the game. They finally found the back
of the net when Skyler Purcell beat several defenders
as she carried the ball in on goal where she passed it to
Lorenzo Rivera who was camped in front of the goal.
Rivera finished to give IFC a 1-0 lead with 20 minutes
left to play.
Two minutes later, Max Gazzo stole the ball in the
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Pritchard took the ball towards goal and beat two de-
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Michael Mijares won player-of-the-game honors
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The under-8 team went up against a very tough
Legler & Flynn team and came away with a 4-2 win.
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 22
Player-of-the-game award went to goalie Tyler Schneer
who made several saves in the latter stages of the fourth
quarter to preserve their slim lead.
The locals took an early 1-0 lead on Connor
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 23
The Jammers worked the ball up the middle before
sending a high looping ball that Richie Bell and Jerome
Charles went for. Bell misjudged the ball and Charles
capitalized by taking off with Bell in pursuit.
Charles carried the ball with Bell behind him.
chipped the ball across the goal mouth where IFC
goalie Kevin Morash came out and attempted to punch
the ball away. He misjudged the ball and barely tipped
it. The ball fell at Michael Bridgeman's feet and he
poked it into the goal for a 1-0 Jammer lead.
IFC went back to playing the ball on the ground
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" Mitchell took the kick which barely went over the
crossbar to preserve the Jammer lead.
Nine minutes later IFC was working the ball
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a bad pass from defender Brett McIntosh that got
picked off. The IFC players were all pushed forward
on the play giving Jammer forward Lon Smith a
breakaway on goal, which he finished for a 2-0 lead
that stood until halftime.
IFC came out ready to play after a spirited halftime
discussion and number-one goalie Lance Bieker made
his first appearance in the line up. Right away they
showed they weren't out of the game as they scored in
the first minute.
Bieker threw the ball out to Ken Bowers on the left
side. Bowers carried the ball a bit before sending it
forward to Raul Gomez in the midfield. Gomez one
timed it to Neil Fellowes, who one timed it to Nick
LeDuc, who was at the 18-yard line with his back to
the goal. LeDuc checked toward Fellowes to receive
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their deficit to 2-1.
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scoring when he went up for a looping pass from
Fellowes and got fouled, resulting in a direct kick.
Gomez deftly curled the ball around the Jammer's de-
fensive wall and into the goal to tie the score at 2-2.
The momentum had clearly shifted back to the Is-
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Body on the dock
By Bob Ardren
Only in Miami. The Miami Herald newspaper to
Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of Everglades National Park last weekend.
Most of them, including Vice President Al Gore, traveled
to Everglades City where they ate fried mullet, wild hog
dinners, hush puppies and homemade ice cream.
So what does the Herald put on its Sunday front
page? A picture of a dead body (actually an actor)
sprawled on the docks at Everglades City. A re-enact-
ment of the 1910 killing of Mr. Watson.
Dead body on a dock. Being sniffed by a yellow
Sdog. If that's celebrating, "Miami style," kind of makes
you glad our local celebrations don't need to add that
Everglades at 50
That the 1.5-million-acre Everglades Park is in
trouble is old news. Over the past couple of years seem-
ingly dozens of proposals on how to fix it have sur-
faced, but then they didn't work for one reason or an-
other. Mostly the problem boiled down to who was
going to pay for the fix.
Two important things happened in recent weeks,
however, regarding the Everglades. The Florida Su-
preme Court has ruled that the Constitutional amend-
ment passed by voters last year basically saying that
polluters must clean up their own messes is consti-
tutional and enforceable.
However, and this is a big however, the court also
said the Legislature must come up with a way to imple-
ment the amendment. And you know how the Legisla-
Anna Maria Island Tides
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Dec 17 12:31 2.2 8:02 -0.3 3:47 1.3 6:47 1.2
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
- happy birthday
ture is about passing bills that affect major campaign
contributors like Big Sugar.
This really puts the sugar industry on the spot,
though. Granted, there are many sources of Everglades
pollution, but the sugar industry is unquestionably the
major one. There's years of research to support that.
Secondly, the environmental group calling itself
the Everglades Foundation, has filed suit (what else?)
calling for immediate enforcement of the "clean-up-
Under the 1994 Everglades Forever Act, the sugar
industry agreed to pay about one third of the $700 mil-
lion cost of the first phase of Everglades restoration.
The Foundation wants it to pay $556.5 million.
So it's still all about money and who's going to pay
it. But not even a dead body on a dock in Everglades
City can draw attention away from the fact that things
are changing in the Everglades. Progress is being made.
No longer is the fight about who will pay it's now
focused on how much they'll have to chip in.
Monarchs stop by
My scarlet milkweed plants are being nibbled to
death (it's OK, I've planted more) by monarch butter-
fly caterpillars. The butterflies have arrived and they're
busy laying eggs to make more butterflies.
One of the nicest things about milkweeds is that
they couldn't he easier to grow and make lots of seeds
so you can plant more. The little flowers are even
Stone crabs scarce
Karen Bell at Bell Fish Co. in Cortez says the stone
crab harvest hasn't been good at all this year.
"Slim pickings here," is how she put it.
The story is the same in Sarasota. Up around Ce-
dar Key the catch seems to be better this year, but that's
where they were scarce last year.
And hey, remember the huge octopus harvest we
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had here last year? All the local fish dealers were ship-
ping them all over the country. "Haven't seen the first
one yet this year," Bell tells me.
Hope is high that the recent cold weather and drop
in Gulf water temperatures will improve the stone crab
More bay snook
Mote Marine released some 5,500 snook in
Sarasota Bay last week. It was part of a joint project
with Florida's Department of Environmental Protec-
tion and funded by the Gulf of Mexico Marine Stock
The fish had been raised by Mote over the summer
and were tagged so that their survival and growth rates
can be compared with about an equal number of snook
released in the area last spring. One of the things this
demonstrates nicely is that Mote really does have the
ability to raise snook now, something the state tried to
do for a decade or more at Port Manatee and failed.
Speculation is that some day Mote will raise snook
commercially as a food fish. In the meantime, the lab
still hasn't found a site for such an operation after re-
cently being turned down for use of a piece of land next
to Sarasota County's new landfill.
If you're looking for something different to do with
some of those winter relatives visiting from the north, take
them over to the TECO Big Bend refuge near Apollo
Beach. Heated cooling water from the generating plant
attracts dozens of manatees and there's a viewing center
complete with educational video and a boardwalk that gets
you out on the water, right next to the critters.
Admission is free. The viewing center is located on
Big Bend Road (State Road 672) a couple of miles west
of the Apollo Beach exit on 1-75. For more information,
just call the center at (813) 228-4289.
See you next week.
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Pompano positively great now; grouper peaking, too
By Capt. Mike Heistand
There isn't much of a better fighting and eating
fish that pompano, and pompano action is great right
now. Use a yellow jig tipped with a shrimp to get the
best results. Backwater fishing is featuring some
really big flounder. Look for sheepshead around the
docks, piers and bridges in the bays, too, while grou-
per is peaking offshore.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said a Friday'
fisher caught a 24-pound, 40-inch snook. Other ac-
tion includes sheepshead, black drum and better than
a four-pound flounder Sunday.
Sue at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 100 head of Key West grunts,
porgies and triggerfish. The six-hour trips averaged
150 head of black sea bass, Key West grunts, sand
perch and a couple black grouper. The nine-hour
trips averaged 80 head of black grouper, mangrove
snapper and lane snapper.
Capt. Thom Smith from Angler's Repair said
there's good snapper fishing at the Skyway Bridge
reef system and he's finding sheepshead on the
Capt. Rick Gross said snook fishing is slowing
now that white bait is for the most part gone, but
look for mackerel and cobia in the Gulf waters.
On my boat Magic we're finding yellowtail
snapper, mangrove snapper and lots of triggerfish,
with a few keeper grouper and plenty of amberjack.
Peter at the Cortez Fishing Center said Capt.
Scott Greer of the Stray Dog reports amberjack up
to 40 pounds offshore, plus grouper and snapper.
Capt. Jack Parker of the Skinny Minnie said he's
finding reds, flounder and lots of catch-and-release
trout. And on the Cortez Kat, charters are finding
lots of Key West grunts, snapper and a few keeper
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's finding redfish and
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said pompano
are still biting well on jigs tipped with shrimp. Reds
are around the docks of the Island, and shrimp is a
good bet to get them to bite. The winter angling fa-
vorite, sheepshead, are starting to show up around
most structures, too. Offshore action is focusing on
grouper, with those tasty deepwater fish at about
their peak capture levels now oh, and snapper is
coming on very strong, too.
Good luck and good fishing.
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Nov. 23, Boarding. A 21-foot fishing boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator re-
ceived a written warning for not having a fire ex-
tinguisher on board and having improper spacing
on the hull registration numbers.
Nov. 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 21-foot
power boat near the Anna Maria Island Bridge. A
Coast Guard boat responded and towed the vessel
to safe moorings.
Nov. 24, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
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Island property sales
113 Pelican, Anna Maria, a ground-level canalfront
1.008 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcp/pool home built in 1971 on
a 91x100 lot, was sold 11/19/97, Schmit to Owen, for
$196,000; list unknown.
1801 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, 158 Runaway
Bay, a 722 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1978, was,
sold 11/20/97, Rice to Garner, for $87,500; list un-
1801 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, 154 Runaway
Bay, a canalfront 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1978, was. sold 11/19/97, Emish to Graffis, for
$120,000; list unknown.
203 22nd St., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
1,197 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1955 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 11/17/97, Pette to Schroeder, for
$162,500; list $169,000.
207 Archer Way, Anna Maria, a ground-level
1,347 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1969 on an
80x 141 lot, was sold 11/21/97, Minott to Ecklund, for
$171,000; list unknown.
211 71st St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,344
sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1982 on a 54x105 lot,
was sold 11/19/97, Toronto to Burdorf, for $125,000;
228 Periwinkle, Anna Maria, an elevated
canalfront 1,512 sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp home built in
1987 on a 130x125 lot, was sold 11/21/97, Shirley to
Birck, for $230,000; list $247,900.
239 Lakeview, Anna Maria, an elevated 3bcd/
3bath/2car 1,152+ sfla home built in 1980 on a 75x115
lot, was sold 11/18/97, Camp to Newcomer, for
$197,000; list unknown.
2515 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, an elevated
2,424 sfla 4bed/4bath/3cp duplex built in 1979 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 11/19/97, Sullivan to Spotts, for
$162,000; list $166,500.
2814 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1,008 sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1974 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 11/17/97, Mojica to Robinson, for
$88,750; list $115,000.
311 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,512
sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1972 on a 73x114 lot,
was sold 11/19/97, Bacich to McDowell, for $139,950;
3605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a three-building,
six-unit motel with pool built in 1940 on a 100x150 lot,
was sold 11/19/97, Burdorf to Fla. Island Investments,
for $348,000; list $398,000.
521 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, Fast Eddie's old du-
plex office, was sold 11/17/97, Byrne to Hayes, for
$165,000; list unknown.
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Bicoastal friends are 'Getting Back Together'
By Jim Hanson
Talk about Getting Back Together Massa
Goetz came clear across the country to get together
again with her old friend Bunny Garst of Anna
Maria, and it's not the first time or the last.
Both are famous in different ways and they have
Geraldo Rivera to prove it; that was another Getting
They appeared together on the TV show to dis-
cuss Goetz's book, named (what else?) "Getting
Back Together." Now she has just finished resting
up here after finishing "My Father, My Self."
She and Garst have been friends for decades,
Goetz said, and she comes to the Island from her San
Diego home when she can: "I have the best of it, that
fine San Diego climate and the balmy tropical feel-
ing of Anna Maria."
Garst, who for three years has fought the
megabridge replacement planned at Manatee Av-
enue, turns it around and
visits San Diego when she
can. A good trade for a
couple of New Yorkers,
Goetz claims that
Garst was so favorably in-
fluenced by the first book
that she ended up Getting
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husband, retired Judge Goetz
Claflin G. Garst Jr.
That book was published in 1990, has sold
100,000 copies and is still selling, Goetz said. "It's
the only book of its kind, for people who have split
with spouses, children, relatives, friends or whoever,
and want to be back together."
The new one, to be out about Father's Day next
June, is subtitled "How Dad Influenced Your Life."
Said Goetz, "It goes into all aspects of how fa-
others influence us, decisions we make, our career
choices, how we relate with others, how we are.
"Many people have missed the father relation-
ship because the father was away or busy. For in-
stance, President Clinton lost his father very early
and Tiger Woods' dad has always been there for him
- both situations demonstrate a strong father influ-
ence on character. This is a guide to how to deepen
the father connection."
There is a chapter on "Great Dads," she noted,
"and I'm thinking of a follow-up book on that same
title, how to be the dad your kids want."
Her own father was "just wonderful. I am dedi-
cating the book to him," she said. He was a Japa-
nese-American who lost his silk kimono factory in
the Depression and became a salesman "traveling in
kimonos" and, after World War II, an interpreter
between Japanese and American businesses.
He named his daughter Massa, a Japanese word
Center offers help for women
The Women's Resource Center of Manatee County
doesn't really have a slack time, but this season makes the
rest of the year seem easier.
The center is "dedicated to improving and maintain-
ing the quality of life for all women of Manatee County,"
a referral service and personal support organization for the
Island and mainland Manatee.
At this season, the always-demanding work virtually
multiplies. Keeping it all in order is the job of Mona Upp
of Anna Maria Island, the center's administrator.
"We're here to help women achieve things," she
emphasizes, "not to give them anything."
The beneficiaries range from the homeless to crime
victims to prisoners. The only criterion for getting help is
to need it.
Formed seven years ago as a referral service to help
women find what they need, the center has expanded into
a provider of services as well as coordinator of help from
other agencies. Everyone there is a volunteer except for
one counselor, Upp said.
It brings women in need and support groups together
to help boost self-esteem, to practice tough love, to get
training for work. It maintains a "job club," networking for
women to place them in jobs in government, offices, ho-
tels and so on.
The center even has a "super clothes closet" stocked
with clothing suitable for job interviews. A woman gets
three complete outfits to wear to interviews, and if she gets
a job the center gives her four more outfits "from head to
On Tuesday and Thursdays the center takes dona-
tions of clothing, linens, furniture, pots and pans, dishes
and just about anything to give to women in Mary House
for battered women and in Mary and Joseph House, the
halfway house for women just out of jail.
Actually, a woman doesn't have to be out of jail- the
center is now putting together "Christmas ditty bags" con-
taining personal care items for women in jail.
If a woman is homeless, the center provides her with
furniture, clothing and such articles as may help her get
back on her feet, Upp said.
Every month the center
has a luncheon for its advi-
sory council, where represen-
tatives of all service agencies
nics, parties, dinners, even an UPP
occasional "sock hop."
Everything is for the women who need it, Upp said,
with the overriding priorities food and shelter.
If that isn't enough, Upp has more to keep her busy
at home: She bought a condo on the Island when she took
early retirement in Ohio two years ago, and with her here
are her mother and her grandmother, who just turned 101.
The Women's Resource Center is at 1407 5-5th Ave.
W., Bradenton, phone 727-0131.
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ISLAND LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA on
spring-fed lake with fantastic views. Large
lot zoned R-2. Walk to prime beach in
Holmes Beach. $195,000. David
Moynihan 778-7976. # 25325
ISLAND VILLAGE CONDO Excellent Is-
land complex with two pools, tennis, cov-
ered parking and short walk to prime
beach. Spacious 2BR/2BA open-floor
plan, large screened porch and extra
storage. $116,500. David Moynihan
778-2246 eves: 778-7976. MLS #25094
IMPERIAL HOUSE CONDO Ground floor
2BR/1BA clean, bright and inviting condo
with heated pool and low maintenance
fees. Offered at $77,900. Call Ed Olivera
778-1751. MLS #23482
BAYFRONT ELEGANCE Magnificent residence
with spectacular views. This quality crafted home
features 3BR/2.5BA with great room, eat-in
kitchen, formal dining and living areas. Outstand-
ing master bedroom and bath overlooking bay.
Heated pool and deep-water dockage. Offered at
$695,000. Call David Moynihan 778-2246 eves:
UNIQUE TRIPLEX Quality constructed
and well-maintained residential triplex
with spacious floor plans, private garages
and storage rooms on 100x100 lot with
Gulfviews. Unit mix is 3BR/2BA, 2BR/
2BA, 1 BR/1 BA with 3,225 sq. ft. of living
area offered at $325,000. David
Moynihan 778-2246 eves: 778-7976.
Holmes Beach 100x100
with Gulfview.......... $79,900
Holmes Beach Full Gulfview
with permits.......... $109,900
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DIRECT WATERFRONT CONDO with boat
slip for a 40-45' power or sail boat in Mariners
Cove. Gated community with tennis, pool, el-
evators and covered parking. 3BR/2BA plus
den for $264,950.
ISLAND GEM! Large home has a real ROOM
ibeachyi feel! 4BR/2B with large screened quality
lanai, wood deck, outdoor shower and more! to store
Beautiful landscaping tops it off! $279,500, rior and
STEPS TO THE BEACH! Great 2BR/2BA PERFE
townhouse has updated kitchen and baths oramic
and has recently been re-carpeted. New tom-bui
roof in 1993, ample storage, two-car ga- and air
rage. Excellent rental history. $Reduced$ window
to $143,900. galore!
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tomorrow, today! 2BR/2BA first floor
n great community with guard at gate,
clubhousee activities and ideal location!
). Others available from $121,500 to
TO ROAMI Custom built in 1995 with
and extras in mind! Large lot with room
boat or RV. Spacious 3BR/2BA inte-
most furniture included. $219,500.
CT ISLAND LIVING! Gorgeous pan-
views of Tampa Bay from this cus-
ilt home with open floor plan, light
y accents, waterviews from every
! Top quality features and amenities
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GULF ESTATE SALE
Exclusively listed only with our office! Offering this Gulf
home as an Estate Sale! Charming 2BR with possible
3BR/2BA home. Includes open design with living room,
dining area, kitchen and screened lanai all sharing
Gulfview. Great potential as second home with rental
income either winter or summer. Turnkey price
$475,000. Call Maria Franklin.
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FRANKLIN REA LTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island.'
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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
Wedebro Re a ollOmlpny
creiSgo l i since 1949
Call a WIroesMionail \ cIcdebro k Real Estate Agent I'oida "%I'ronalizcd, not fr.m cicEd"
West of GulfDrive
Feels like home when you enter the foyer. Be.autifill wood
everywhere, brick fireplace and generous sized rooms. Large
lot for the island. $249,000.
Stunning bayview. Taste-
fully furnished Southwest-
crn decor. 2BR/2BA condo
with pool. Kids and pets al-
lowed. Holmes Beach, small
complex, great school, close
to beach. $139,900.
4BR/2.5BA, three-car ga-
rage. Stone waterfall from
spa to pool. Cathedral ceil-
ings. Master bath has six fix-
tures including Jacuzzi with
skylight, shower room.
Dream kitchen, over 1/2
acre lot. $369,900.
home. Vaulted ceilings,
fireplace, master suite,
walk-in closets, custom
lighting, four-car garage,
35' boat dock on sailboat
water. Community pool
and tennis. Special!
3BR/2BA home with daz-
zling view of Intracoastal
Waterway. Caged pool,
boat davits, screened lanai,
large lot with room to ex-
pand, very private, cul-de-
sac. Convenient Holmes
Beach area. $369,900.
*Smugglers Landing 2BR/2BA
ImJ "Personalized, Not Franchised"
Julie Gilstrap Property Manager
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
I can make your island
dreams come true.
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Sales & Rentals Since 1939
S- 2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
S 778-2246 Office
a" 778-1751 Evenings
GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006 Gulf Dr.
A 2-story 4-unit Spanish style building with lots of
design options. 2,740 sq. ft. 2 full baths up,
2 half baths down. Up currently office and custodial
suite; down currently retail. Parks nine. $340,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
CASUAL ELEGANCE ON BIMINI BAY This 2-3BR/
2BA home in North Point Harbour was custom built for
present and original owners. Guest room, French
doors, 60' screened decking and lanai, dock and boat
lift. Impeccably maintained. $575,000. Call Marion
Ragni, owner/agent for personal tour, 778-1504 eves.
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BAY PALMS Canalfront home located one lot off
Bimini Bay. 2BR/2BA, dock with boat lift. Great
home, great location! $212,000. Call Zee Catanese
KEY ROYAL Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA
canalfront home. Split design, updated appliances,
carpet and vinyl. Dock with water and electric.
$249,500. Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS rS
One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
o en you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community. RON HAYES
So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 751-6611 or (800) 559-8025.
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LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop, on premises
Longboat Island Chapel. Holiday party clothes. 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.
DEEP CANAL Large, open, 3BR/2BA, fireplace, family room.
GULFFRONT Condo 2BR/2BA, pool, sauna, tennis, elevator.
GULFVIEW 2BR/2BA condo. Pool, sauna,tennis, elevator.
ONE HOME FROM GULF 4BR/3BA gulfview, furnished.
ANNA MARIA elevated 3BR/2BA, decks, furniture negotiable
TRIPLEX BAYVIEW Walk to Gulf. 2BR/1 BA and two 1 BR/1 BA
DUPLEX w/BOATDOCK. 2BR/2BA, fireplace, family room plus
1BR/1BA walk to beach. Turnkey furnished. Holmes Beach.
PALMA SOLA Exquisite 3BR/2.5BA, pool, greatroom, family
room, fireplace, BONUS greatroom, quality home with extras
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria $129,900.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 1.25 acres, 22 units. High value in land
for future development $2,149,000.
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 STYLING SALON Six+ stations. Great lease $57,000.
SEASONAL AND ANNUAL RENTALS
Mark Your Calendar For Performance Of Handel's
Messiah, Dec. 21, at St. Bernard Church
5351 GULF DRIVE 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
LUSH WATERFRONT HIDEAWAY
This light and spacious 2BR/2BA waterfront home
with boat dock is tucked away on a secluded,
beautifully shaded lot offering many wonderful
trees and plants and privacy plus! Amenities in-
clude vaulted ceilings with fans, lovely pale Berber
carpeting, tract lighting, pretty kitchen with pass-
through to living area, and elevator. Other features
include a large screened lanai, French doors, ul-
tra spacious garage with plenty of storage,
walk-in closets, and pantry. $275,000.
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Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Guilford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Susanne Kasten .., 953-3584 Sherry Sasser... 778-1820
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NINTENDO AND 20 games $50. Call 778-7103.
PAY TELEPHONE the big, black nickel kind from the
30's $115. Couch, 3 seater with table and built-in vi-
brating chair paid $800 6 months ago, now $250.
Four big captain's chairs $125. 46" round brass coffee
table with ceramic top $40. 778-6835.
MUST SELL! MOVING! Sleeper sofa $20, dressers
$10 ea., kitchen table with 4 chairs $20, coffee tables)
- glass $20/wood $10 and $15. 778-0340.
CARPET -NEW light color, small pattern. Paid $8.50,
will sell for $5 yd., 50 yards. 778-4523.
FIREWOOD FOR SALE Also huge Staghorn fern
$350 OBO. Call 778-1560.
HEALTH RIDER nearly new. Cost $500, sell $250.
#1 IN MANATEE COUNTY!
RESIDENTIAL* COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MGMT.
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.
Call Sandy Greiner/Barb
INCOME PROPERTY. Well-maintained Holmes Beach du-
plex with beautiful yard. 2BR/2BA owner side and 1 BR/1 BA
attached apartment. Call Sandy Griener/Barb Turner for this
WHY PAY RENT?
CALL US TODAY!
If you pay $600 or
more in rent, we
JUST REDUCED! Beautiful full-length view of the lake from
this very spacious 2BR/2BA home. Separate dining room,
fireplace, large kitchen. Now $95,000! Call Karen Schroder.
ISLAND BAYFRONT LOT with three charming cottages.
Use as investment property or future site of your dream
home. Spectacular views of Sarasota Bay. $220,000.
Call Don Schroder.
HOME AND GUEST HOUSE steps to the bay, half block to
Gulf. Charmingly updated, newer AC's and roof, ceramic tile,
hardwood floors. $174,900. Yvonne Higgins.
SOpposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
MEGA MATH $65. Mega Reading $75. Great Christ-
mas gifts as seen on TV. IBM Selectric III, correcting
with extra business script type, $50. Gas Weedeater
COUCH TWO-SEATER very good condition, soft colors
$119. Antique chair, original cover $450. 778-7820.
GIFT SETS- Aromatherapy, body care and custom gift
baskets made to order with herbal teas, organic wines,
great edibles. Shop Here's To Your Health Natural
Food Store, 5340 Gulf Dr., S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach.
778-4322. Open 7 days.
COMPUTERS FOR GRANDPA or the kids. Complete
PC with Windows, keyboard, mouse, and monitor.
Starter system, $150. Free E-mail system, $165. Full
Internet system with 28.8 modem, $185. Call 756-1699
ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK, beautiful condition, 5' x 4',
7 drawers per side. $2,000. Lawnmower $75. 778-1102.
Call For Viewings
Toll Free 1-800-865-0800
3BR/2BA ON THE BAY condo,
$189,900. Great views!
Perico Pointe Circle.
SANDPIPER CIRCLE CONDOS
RENTER IN PLACE Invest in your tomorrows today. $99,900.
BEAUTIFULLY TURNKEY-FURNISHED 2BR/2BA, second
SPOONBILL BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA condo ready to move in.
SPOONBILL LANDINGS CIRCLE
BEAUTIFUL VILLA Private lakefront. Many fine extras.
BAYFRONT VILLA All new siding. Just reduced to $132,900.
Glassed lanai with tile, heat and air.
TURNKEY-FURNISHED Reduced to $118,500. 2BR/2BA,
TWO-CAR END VILLA Bright and airy, new paint, private sun
ONE-CAR END VILLA Mint condition, security/hurricane
shutters, tile and carpet.
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6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
r53I4[Gu Il fDrive
Carol S. Heinze
HOLMES BEACH Canalfront 2BR/
2BA home with dock. Eat-in kitchen
with bay window. Includes a member-
ship at the Gulffront $195,000.
GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING 3BR/
2BA home on a deep-water canal
with boat dock plus a solar heated
pool. $180,000. #CH24264.
FLAMIGO CAY 3BR/2BA canalfront
home. Dock and davits plus caged in-
ground pool. Seller will entertain offer
2BR/2BA Canal home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Pool home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Key Royal home
3BR/2BA Key Royale home
2BR/2BA Bayview Terrace 3 mo. min.
2BR/1 BA Across street from the Gulf
3BR/2BA Pine Bay Forest 3 mo. min.
VILLAS OF POINTE WEST
TWO TO CHOOSE FROM
Quiet and cozy 2BR/2BA villa behind
Blake Hospital. Includes community
pool and clubhouse. Nice kitchen with
new appliances and a newer washer
and dryer. No flood insurance
needed! $68,900. #KS24565.
Beautiful 2BR/2BA corner unit villa in
excellent condition. Community pool
and clubhouse. Tile throughout and
open porch with pretty views of the
greenbelt. No flood insurance
needed $69,000. #KS25726,
http://www. kbstephan. cor
EXCEPTIONAL IN EVERY WAY
Prestigious NW Bradenton 4-5BR/3.5BA executive pool home.
High ceilings, gourmet kitchen, formal dining, exercise room, loft,
and heated spa. $340,000 #RE24678. Preview this exceptional
property today. Call Richard Estock anytime, 794-6303.
READY TO MOVE IN Beautifully turnkey-furnished 2BR/2BA plus den condo in Tara. Separate one-car garage with pull-down
storage. A golf membership is included with deed. $119,000. Call Sverre "Steve" Lunder, 753-2474. #23282.
ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS in this 4BR/2BA mobile home on 13 acres. Breakfast room, barn, storage shed, and a dog
kennel. The owner will sell the land for $70,000 and take the mobile home or you can have it all for $115,000. #23512. Call
Carol Heinze 778-5059.
ARE YOU READY FOR FISHING? Enjoy the relaxing days in this BR/2BA home located on a deep-water canal with a great deck
along side the caged pool. Also enjoy the great views of Tampa Bay. $199,900. #21348. Call Don Pampuch eves, 778-3111.
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. 4-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat $199; daybed
(white with brass finials) including 2 matresses and
pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
Holiday bags. $6.50 to benefit Island Players. Call 778-
6956 for information or delivery. Also available at the
Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
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.
PORCH SALE Sat., Nov. 13, 8-12. Many items, sev-
eral families. 526 56th Street, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Sat., Dec.13, 9-? Christmas lights, deco-
rations, furniture, golf clubs, bikes, books, much more.
211 81st Street, Holmes Beach.
CARPORT SALE Sat., Dec. 13, 9am. Lots of junk 419
Alamanda, Anna Maria.
CLOSE OUT old inventory. Sat., Dec. 13, 9-5. Bikes,
baby goods, answering machines, beach chairs, tools.
Behind Shell's Restaurant, 3214 East Bay Dr. 778-1472.
SAM-SATIONAL YARD SALE to benefit Save Anna
Maria Inc.'s legal fund. Sat., Dec. 13, 8-3. 411 Bay
Palm, east on 71st off Palm Dr., take right fork. Dona-
tions accepted during sale. Good stuff/low prices.
PRIVATEERS' THIEVES' MARKETS Vendor space
available now for Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 21. $15 ea.
For information call 778-5777, leave message.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
(turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs. 798-
9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
Week Month Annual
Cottages Houses Bungalows
5910 Marina Dr* Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
TO THE BEACH ARTIST who left decorated tiles on
trees. Not normally carrying money, we were in the
habit of taking the tiles we wanted and putting money
in the jar the next day. Alas, this time there was no jar.
Please call us at 778-3602 to arrange payment.
YOGA ON THE ISLAND with Harmony Feldman.
Private, group and couples classes. Learn stretch-
ing, breathing, self healing and relaxation
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 KITTEN Just in time for the holi-
days. Only 1 left so don't delay. Contact Dawn at
1988 RX7 HARD-TOP CONVERTIBLE white, looks
good, runs great! Leather interior, CD player with sur-
round sound and headrest speakers. Has new ex-
haust, 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.
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.
16' 1987 V-HULL center-console fishing boat. Depth
and fish finder, 55 hp. Evinrude, trailer, life jackets.
$1,700. Call work 741-4498, home 778-7603.
BOAT SLIP FOR RENT in Holmes Beach. 778-7039.
COVERED BOAT LIFT for rent. Up to 22 ft. Easy ac-
cess to bay and Gulf. Located at 426 63rd Street,
Holmes Beach. 779-1083.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting ap-
plications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING
Building is situated in center of Holmes Beach.
Uniquely designed to be subdivided into as
many as five independent offices. Five air condi-
tioning units and five meters. Shown by ap-
pointment. $310,000. Stan Williams 778-4800
* 3BR/3BA Canal Home ....................... $345,000
* 3BR/2BA Family Home ..................... $169,900
* 2BR/2BA Pelican Cove....................... $179,000
* 2BR/2BA Sea Crest ............................. $142,000
* 3BR/2BA Pool Home in Boat Club
Com m unity........................................... $1,275
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
Zoned for weekly rental. 2BR/2BA with nice open-
floor plan and two large balconies. New tile, car-
peted and A/C. Only steps to the beach or swim-
ming pool. $142,000. Call Lynn Hostetler.
* Office Building Holmes Beach .......... $310,000
* Warehouse Downtown Palmetto 12,000 sq. ft.
* Motel 10 units, Holmes 13each plus 313R/2BA
ow ner hom e ..................................... $1,000,000
* 3 + acres next to DeSoto Mall ............ $750,000
* Four U nits ............................................. $99,900
* Fourplex Holmes Beach ..................... $315,000
* Duplex Holmes Beach ........................ $175,000
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
Don't leave the island
without taking time to
us at 5404 Marina
Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach or call
charge it on Visa or
WAITRESS WANTED full/part time. Call Tip of the
Island at 778-3909.
POSITION WANTED I am seeking a position as
resident manager of vacation/rental complex on Island.
Experienced, references. Frank, (813) 541-5161.
TEACHERS NEEDED for after-school program work-
ing with children ages 5-12. Dependable, flexible, en-
thusiastic, positive educators who possess excellent
communication skills. Mature, dedicated individuals
needed. Part time position including several Satur-
days and evenings for teen programs. Hours 2pm-
6pm or 2pm-9pm weekdays. Saturday morning,
afternoon or evening hours. Education degree a plus.
$6-$7 hr. depending on experience. Drug-free envi-
ronment. Resume to AMICC, PO Box 253, Anna
Maria FL 34216. Call 778-1908, fax 778-9511.
FULL/PART TIME COOKS, bartenders, servers,
host/hostess. Breakfast weekends, lunch and dinner
daily. Buccaneer Inn, Longboat Key, 383-5565.
COMPUTER GURU sought for in-house web site de-
velopment. Resume, letter of interest to
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or
write The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217. Fax 941-778-9392.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
STATE-CERTIFIED CNA home-health aide and com-
panion available for a variety of duties. Call Robert for
QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH aide experienced in ten-
der care. Middle-age lady, non smoker, excellent Is-
land references. 778-4192.
PRIVATE DUTY CNA for your loved ones needs.
Honest and trustworthy. 748-8356.
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.
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
Broker, CRS, GRI, LTG
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CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Also repairs
and remodel. Island Check-A-Home at 778-3089.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark for
appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
WALLPAPER BY MARCIA Commercial/residential.
Fifteen years experience. Insured, references. Free
estimates. (941) 778-0024, leave message.
KIM'S CARPET INSTALLATION repair services on
carpet, vinyl, all tile. 15-years experience, fee
estimate. 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
ATTENTION CAR, BOAT, AIRCRAFT owners! Never
wax again! Protect investment with acrylic-Teflon pol-
ish. 778-5215, we're mobile.
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
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.
DO YOU NEED HELP with driving to appointments/
shopping, daily household chores, everyday tasks? Is-
land references, reasonable rates. 778-3350.
THE ODD JOBBER Just ask me, I may do it! 725-
0200. Discount to veterans/seniors.
LAWNS CUT palms trimmed, yards cleaned up. Shell
and mulch delivered and spread. Call David Bannigan
EXPERT LAWN CUTTING tree trimming. Affordable,
reliable, insured. Call Jeff at 778-1560.
FRA MAXN RA MXO
NO BUGS FOR A YEAR! Guaranteed! Protection
Pest Control Inc. & Lawn Treatment. Call Bob Bishop,
our entomologist at 779-0028 for your free pest
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Interior/
Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island resi-
dent, 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
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free esti-
mates, 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.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
AVAILABLE JAN, 1998 1BR/1BA turnkey-furnished
apartment, one block to beaches and shopping. $300
wk. includes telephone and cable TV. 778-2832.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call (941)
778-2924 for information.
SHIDEAWAY 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. Spa-
cious 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/1 BA duplex, sleeps 6, fully furnished,
cable TV', VCR/video library, washer/dryer, microwave,
screened lanai, sundeck. $750 wk. (305) 932-0197.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Cozy 2BR/2BA steps to
beach and shopping. Great for single or couple. $650
mo. plus utilities. 795-7805.
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 LONGBOAT HARBOUR beautifully deco-
rated, fully renovated 2BR/2BA bayfront condo. Spec-
tacular view from second-floor end unit, turnkey fur-
nished, 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.
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 RENTAL 1BR/1BA, wood floors. 203 2nd
Street N. $500 mo., $200 deposit. (813) 258-2411.
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.
Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
TURNKEY FURNISHED 3BR villa on boating water. New
kitchen and appliances. Dock and easy access to ICW.
Pets okay. Tennis and pool. $172,000. Bob Burnett,
TROPICAL SETTING surrounds this two-story duplex. Has
den and indoor utility room. Recently renovated. $172,900.
Collette Gerrish, 794-1024. D17489
KEY-WEST CHARMER. 2BR/2B elevated home only steps to SPACIOUS POOL HOME on deep-water canal with dock
Gulf beaches. Open plan with vaulted ceilings, large covered and davits. 4-5BR plus office/exercise room. Close to
deck and fenced rear yard for kids or pets. Island living at an af- beach. Perfect for large family. $399,000. Bob Burnett,
fordable price. $159,000. Sara LaPlante, 748-4389. R24171 387-0048. R25558
ELEGANT BAYFRONT CONTEMPO-
RARY POOL HOME. 4-6BR/3-1/2B,
completely remodeled in 1991. Granite
counter tops, marble floors, gourmet
kitchen, spectacular master bedroom.
Boat dock, lifts, pool with waterfall.
$895,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200.
MAGNIFICENT TWO-STORY GEOR-
GIAN or river home. Trees, brick walk-
ways, open pool and breezy porches.
5BR/4B. $1,195,000. Kathy Marcinko,
ENGLISH/GEORGIAN ESTATE. Over
3,700 sq. ft. of grandeur on 3 +/- acres on
Palma Sola Bay. European elegance
throughout. $999,000. Sara LaPlante,
CANAL BUILDING SITE. No appointment
necessary, drive by and plan your dream
home. 501 Sally Lee Drive. $75,000. Barry
and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. L24499
Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Anna Maria Island Centre Shops
BEHIND PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1B
home on 13 +/- acres. Can become
your dream home or develop, zoned
Al. $298,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-
CUTE HOUSE in friendly neighbor-
hood. 3BR/2B, tile throughout. Fenced
yard with fruit trees. Located on dead-
end street. $69,900. Van Bourgois,
MANATEE RIVER. Two homesites
plus five apartments. Great opportu-
nity. Possible to purchase lot with two
homesites and one apartment or two-
story home with four efficiencies.
$320,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929.
This great building lot is just steps to Bean Point with
beach access directly across the street. Don't miss
this opportunity to own a piece of the Island. Offered
at just $134,500.
This great lot on a quiet street could offer views of
both the Gulf and bay. Build your dream home here,
or great investment duplex. Don't miss this great buy
at just $64,900. Possible trades.
AFFORDABLE ISLAND LIVING
1BR/1BA mobile home in Sandpiper Mobile Home
Park. Beach access across the street. Unit has one-car
carport with storage units. Neat and tidy with reason-
able lot rent. Don't miss this one priced to sell at $5,500.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
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Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
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Steven Kaluza 778-4173
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MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Please note new phone number:
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
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/
1BA furnished, new paint. $300 wk., $900 mo. Avail-
able end of Dec. Seasonal only. 755-8663.
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 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.
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.
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA, ceramic floors, laundry
room, double garage, dock. Annual $1,300 plus
seasonal possible. 779-1161.
SEASONAL RENTAL until Feb. 15. 1BR/1BA, fully
furnished, short walk to beach. $550 wk., $1,350 mo.
(941) 778-7045, leave message. Email
ANNUAL DUPLEX APARTMENT 3BR/2BA central
heat/air, near beach, fenced yard. Kids/pets OK. Se-
curity, references required. Available now. $775 mo.
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
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA VILLA, ground floor, patio,
carport, turnkey furnished. Available monthly or for
season. Call 778-3014.
SEASONALS JAN, FEB, MAR, 1998. North Beach
Village 3BR/2BA furnished. Excalibur Realty 792-5566.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR excel-
lent location, all new furnishings. Totally equipped;
phone, cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel, fish at your
front door. Walk to local shops, restaurants. $69 day,
$450 wk., $1,600 mo. (941) 778-1322. Fall rates.
NEWLY REMODELED 1,600 sq. ft. Gulfside home.
Imported Italian tile throughout. Washer, dryer, fire-
place. Down the street from the Gulf of Mexico in
Holmes Beach, Anna Maria FL. $1,800 mo. includes
utilities. Security deposit required. (813) 254-8844.
ANNUAL 1 BR UNFURNISHED duplex two blocks to
beach. Water and garbage. One person only. $500,
$200 security deposit. 2110 Avenue B. 778-6387.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR apartment, fully furnished
and equipped. Available Jan. 4. One and one half blocks
to beach, block to bay. $1,500 mo. or $425 wk.
SEASONAL $300 WK/$1,100 mo. 1BR, screened
lanai. Two miles to beach. Newman's Corner Apart-
ments, 102nd St. and Cortez Rd.
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental. 2BR/1BA, carport,
washer/dryer. $625 mo. plus utilities, water included.
Available Feb. 1. 778-2182.
SEASONAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA, fireplace, fully fur-
nished. $1,750 mo./3 mo. minimum. Dec, Jan., Feb.,
Mar., Apr., May. 3BR/2BA, two balconies, two-car
garage. $550 wk./4 wk. minimum. Jan., Feb., Apr.,
1998. Call now. R&B Management 751-2790.
GULFFRONT ANNUAL 2BR/2.5BA unfurnished
townhouse. Ground: Covered parking for two cars,
shower to knock sand off your feet. Second floor:
Mexican-tiled living room and kitchen, large balcony.
Third floor: 2BR/2BA, two balconies. All freshly re-
decorated. $1,000 mo; first and security. Magnificent
view of the sun setting over the Gulf. 703 Gulf Dr. just
over the bridge on Anna Maria. Call 351-1596 to see.
SEASONAL RENTALS: Holmes Beach home, 2BR/
1BA, 200 yards to beach. $1,900 mo. Bradenton
Beach 1BR/1BA Gulfview, $1,200 mo. 778-8200.
ANNA MARIA Beautiful 3-story Key West-style home.
3BR/2BA, steps to beach. Quiet, secure neighborhood.
To careful tenants, Dec. Apr., $2,700 mo. 778-5579.
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ANNUAL BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEWS 2BR home on
quiet dead-end street along Gulf. Wood floors, two
porches, washer/dryer hookups. $850 mo. 778-0990.
SEASONAL DUE TO late cancellations. Jan. and
Feb. now available. Westbay Cove. 2BR/2BA fully fur-
nished. Call Old Florida Realty 778-3377.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA waterfront, ground-floor, unfur-
nished unit. Recently redone. Pool, tennis. Westbay
Cove. Call Old Florida Realty 778-3377.
SEASONAL 2BR/1 BA Anna Maria City, close to bay.
Cable TV. Minimum 3 mo. $1,300 mo. plus electric.
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH apartment. 1BR/
1BA. $575 mo. Newly refurbished. Across from bay.
First plus security required. 778-5143.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA CONDO with garage, washer/
dryer, new central air, dishwasher, refrigerator. Avail-
able now. $700 mo. 315B 58th St. 778-9118.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED Wildwood Springs 2BR/
2BA condo with fireplace and pool. $850 mo. Call Is-
land Real Estate (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA den, screened
lanai that overlooks Bimini Bay. $1,500 mo. Call Is-
land Real Estate (941) 778-6066.
WATERFRONT SEASONAL rental in exclusive Key
Royale neighborhood. 3BR/2BA dollhouse and your
own deep-water boating/fishing dock. Available now
Dec. 15, 1997 through May 1, 1998 due to cancella-
tion with reduced monthly cost of $2,000. 778-4107.
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WATERFRONT RENTAL FOR Christmas week. Cel-
ebrate the holiday in this 3BR/2BA Key Royale
dollhouse with own deep-water boating/fishing dock.
ANNUAL FABULOUS 3BR/2BA one-year old home
across street from Gulf beach. All amenities. Available
Jan. 1. $1,600 mo. plus utilities. Call Carol at Green
Real Estate (941) 778-0455.
HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT available due to
medical cancellation. Two week minimum, 3BR/
2.5BA, pool, Jacuzzi, tennis, beach. 794-8877.
SEASONAL 2BR/2.5BA, washer/dryer, 400 ft. to
beach. $1,350. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
SEASONAL RENTAL neat-as-a-pin 1BR available
starting in Jan. Call 778-7949.
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
WANTED TO RENT House or condo on Gulf Feb. 10-
28th. Please call 778-6774.
WANTED TO RENT for month of Mar., 1998 by retired
couple, 2BR house, moderate rental, general area
between 75th St., Holmes Beach and Willow Ave.,
Anna Maria. J Fry, E-mail williF@lnterlog.com or
phone eves. (905) 683-2442.
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 .WOO)S 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 prop-
erty. 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.
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
KEY ROYALE 608 Hampshire. Golf course and grand
canal. 2-3BR, large screen lanai, new carpet, appli-
ances, room for a pool. $269,000. 778-3367.
ELEVATED HOME 2BR/2BA with covered deck and
enclosed garage. Built in 1993. Located in quiet neigh-
borhood on dead-end street. By owner $169,900.
778-8205/2112 Avenue B.
LOT FOR SALE Anna Maria. View of Gulf. Call (614)
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. Re-
duced. $99,500. (941) 778-5842, ask for Walt.
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.
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, se-
cure neighborhood. By owner $229,000. 778-5579.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX for sale by owner. 3012
Gulf Dr. Private backyard, short walk to beach and
shopping. $113,900. 778-3906.
FRANKLIN NC 3BR/2BA, 2.84 acres, central heat/air.
Quiet, beautiful mountain views, creek, flat, wood
stove, hardwood floors, many upgrades. Immaculate.
$129,900. (704) 369-2141 or (352) 787-3474.
HOLMES BEACH 100 yards to Gulf. Ground-level
3BR/2BA house, mother-in-law suite. Appraised at
HOLMES BEACH Lovely, quiet area. Cozy remod-
eled 2BR/2BA, patio, screened lanai. Asking
$169,500. Owner 779-1185. Possible owner
THANK YOU ANNA MARIA! Because of you our
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ISLAND MINI ESTATE ON the Gulf. Just renovated,
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baths and 1 guest bath. Greatroom with fireplace, sun
room and skylight. Beautiful old cypress and cedar pan-
eling throughout. Modern kitchen, dining room and
screened lanai. Dock and patio overlook Gulf sunsets.
Included is an adjacent second house with four rented
apartments providing monthly income to the owner. This
magnificent one-of-a-kind package offered by owner at
$895,000. Can be seen by appointment only. 778-2841.
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AM PAGE 36 0 DECEMBER 10,1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
BY RANDOLPH ROSS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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6 Commercial fuel
19 Placed on a
21 Nazareth native
23 MASH member
27 Without -
29 Trophy locale
33 Hun king, in
35 B.O. sign
38 Story of trouble
in the Oriole
42 More inclined
44 Pitch in
45 Prefix with
49 New York
51 Not our
54 You, abroad
55 Having parasites 100 L.A.P.D. call
in the hair? 103 It has pull
57 Kind of test 106 the Hyena
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61 1954 Maxwell 107 Front line
Anderson play, 109 Acknowledg-
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perhaps 114 What's left
65 Looked 115 Horton Foote's
66 paper, used "Tender --
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stamps 117 Farm device
69 Turk. borders it 118 Largest in
70 Hangs back scope
72 Mad states 119 Without any
73 Big bird pizazz
74 "The Open
Window" writer DOWN
75 Like Jack Haley 1 Big, so to
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79 "Phooey!" 3 Statue of a
82 Like pear tree repairman?
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83 Pothook shape 5 Elocutionist
84 Go without 6 Part of a
85 Auerbach of footnote abbr.
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93 Clause Frobe
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94 KLM competitor Oscar-winning
97 MacLaine movie documentary
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48 Looking up to
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52 Suffers from
55 Sticky stuff
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61 Loser at
62 Sign of spring
63 Conked out
66 Lap dog
68 Back blocker
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76 Actresses Judith
77 Discovery grp.
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84 Standings stat
87 Moves (oneself)
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90 "Primal Fear"
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104 Jeremy's singing
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