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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE DECEMBER 24, 1997


'ISLANDER


Publix buys Island Foods in Holmes Beach


By Paul Roat
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Publix is on its way.
Consider it an Island holiday gift for grocery shop-
pers: Publix has acquired Island Foods and should open
one of the chain's new community grocery stores by
fall 1998.
Publix spokesperson Jennifer Bush told The Is-
lander Bystander Monday, Dec. 22, the sale was final-
ized Friday. She declined to disclose the sale price, but
other sources said the property transaction with Island
Foods owner Jim Gloth was in excess of $3.2 million.
"This is a store that went from rumors to reality,"
Bush said, referring to persistent rumblings of the sale
of the longtime Island grocery to Florida's largest food
chain. "It is fantastic to have a Publix on the Island."
Bush said demolition of Island Foods, at 3900 East
Bay Drive in Holmes Beach, should commence shortly
after the first of the year. Demolition should take two


to three weeks, and the new 27,000-square-foot store
should take about eight months to build. Island Foods
was approximately 19,000 square feet.
"This will be a full-fledged Publix," Bush said, add-
ing that it will be one of the smaller of the chain's stores
but will still feature bakery, delicatessen, seafood, meat
and floral departments "plus photo-processing facilities,
although probably not one-hour photo processing."
Comparatively, Publix on Longboat Key is 36,000
square feet and the Manatee Avenue Westgate store
built in 1956 is 34,000 square feet.
Bush said the store will employ more than 125
people, most of them from the area.
"The vast majority of the job opportunities will
come to the community," she said. "There will be a
core team of experienced Publix store managers, but
there will be a lot of new jobs for the community. Most
of our stores employ up to 90 percent of their employ-


ees from the community."
In related or at least neighborhood news, Air &
Energy owner Stewart Moon, at 3500 East Bay Drive, said
he and David Vande Vrede, owner of the mini-storage/
Dry Dock Inn property have a verbal commitment to sell
their property and a vacant lot between them owned by
Moon to Benderson Development of Buffalo, N.Y. He
said he expected the deal to be finalized in January.
Benderson owns the Anna Maria Centre Shoppes,
immediately south of Air & Energy, and Moon said he
understands the developer plans to extend the shopping
center to the north.
Moon says he will relocate Air & Energy to Vande
Vrede's mini-storage facility at 3018 Avenue C,
Holmes Beach, behind the Gulf Drive station. Moon
said he will utilize the lower 4,000 square feet for Air
& Energy operations and the second floor will remain
a mini-storage facility.


NO MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL




ELECTION

By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
Mayor Chuck Shumard, Commissioner Robert
McElheny and former mayor and commissioner Max
Znika were the only candidates for office in Anna
Maria, therefore dismissing the need for an election in
the city next year.
City Commissioner Elaine Burkly decided not to
defend her seat on the commission board in Anna
Maria's February election.
"I will not be seeking re-election" said Burkly, "as
other interests will require my time and talents.
"I wish to thank you [citizens of Anna Maria] for
your support, encouraging words and involvement."
Gary Deffenbaugh and Dale Woodland also indi-
cated a willingness to run for office, but opted out for
various reasons.
Mayor Chuck Shumard and City Commissioner
Robert McElheny both will be automatically re-
elected. Znika is also elected to the third seat on the
commission up for grabs. The VanOstenbridge home on 67th Street in Holmes Beach features a waving Santa Claus, twinkling reindeer
Qualifying ended Tuesday, Dec. 23. and a merry "Merry Christmas. From all of us at The Islander Bystander to all of you, we wish you happy
holidays. Islander Photo: Paul Roat

Holmes Beach city hall construction begins next month


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Groundbreaking is slated for January for the new
Holmes Beach City complex and construction is ex-
pected to take about a year.
Commissioners last week awarded the construction
contract to Jon F. Swift, Inc., of Sarasota. The total
construction cost will be $1,372,000.
Anita Fletcher, wife of architect H. Patterson (Pat)
Fletcher, explained the bid and alternates, as well as
Fletcher's recommendations on the alternates.
"There are different parts to the bid so the city
could have a shopping list," Anita Fletcher explained.
"The bid form was set up so each bidder was able to bid
the seven alternates separately. By adding all the alter-.
nates together, you would come up with different to-
tals. Any way you add up the numbers, Jon F. Swift,
Inc., was the low bidder."
One alternate was using wood roof trusses instead
of metal trusses. Anita Fletcher said there is no local
manufacturer of metal trusses, so transportation would
be expensive.
Another alternate was using interior metal stud
partitions at storage and locker rooms in lieu of ma-
sonry partitions. Anita Fletcher said both are equal in
performance but the metal is cheaper.
The third alternate was using fixed glass in alumi-


num windows in lieu of wood operating windows.
"The employees have expressed pretty strongly that
they would prefer operable windows in the building,"
Anita Fletcher said. "It's your choice. One drawback is the
humidity being introduced to the electronic equipment."
Pat Fletcher said it will also change the balance in
the system if one department opens windows and an-
other does not.
"Why use wood?" Commissioner Ron Robinson
asked.
"Most aluminum operable windows are residential-
type and don't hold up as well," Pat Fletcher replied. "The
wood windows are aluminum clad and are far superior."
Commissioner Carol Whitmore said furnishings are
not included and will add about $100,000 to the cost.
Anita Fletcher agreed but noted that the seating in the
commission chambers is included in the building cost.
Pat Fletcher said it also includes the chamber's
television sets, the police department's generator, car-
pet, appliances, wall coverings and the wiring for the
sound system and computers.
"We'll help you draw up specs to bid the rest of the
furnishings." Pat Fletcher said.

Demolishing, remodeling bids
Anita Fletcher then went over the second part of
the bid sheet which included demolishing the current


police department building, the public works metal
building and bunkers and remodeling and adding a
shower, handicapped access and three bay garage to the
current public works building.
"On demolishing the police department building
our estimate was $10,314." Anita Fletcher said. "We
had bids ranging from $3,300 to $20,700. The bids for
PLEASE SEE COMPLEX, PAGE 4


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ....................... ..... ............. 6
Those W ere the Days ................................ .. 7
Announcem ents .......................................... 10
Island Poet ............................. .......... 11
ISLAND MAP ............................ ......... 18
Streetlife ....................... ......... ............ 21
Anna Maria Island tides ........................... .. 26
Soccer pictures ............................................ 28
Crossword puzzle..................................... ... 35


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Has Anchorage property been abandoned?


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
Trying to get a firm answer about the status of the
liquor license at the old Anchorage property isn't easy.
At Anna Maria City Hall there appear to be varying
opinions on the subject.
When asked the status of the grandfathered license
status at a recent city work session Mayor Chuck
Shumard was quick and to the point.
"I was under the impression that it was good until
the month of March, if a restaurant is built on that prop-
erty," Shumard said.
March. Good. Case closed, right?
Well, not really ...
First, it is not the license that is in question. The
State of Florida controls all licensing. The authority of


the city oversees locational rights and, once a location
is established, its cleanliness.
Normally, according to ordinance 96-550 of the
City of Anna Maria, establishments that have been
serving alcoholic beverages can close for up to 120
days in a 12-month period without losing their
locational rights.
Exempted from this rule is any establishment that
closes "for a reasonable time for remodeling, recon-
struction, adding an addition, or to repair damage by
fire, storm, flood or other act of God."
What if there is no structure on the site?
Popular consensus is that Holmes Beach Construc-
tion Co., not God, demolished the Anchorage on behalf
of new owner Robert Byrne.
The real question deals with abandonment. If it is


deemed that a structure has been abandoned, the owner
loses locational rights. However if the structure is shut
down but still being actively marketed as a property for
sale, it retains the right to sell alcoholic beverages.
"If the location has been abandoned they have lost
their grandfathering," says City Attorney Jim Dye,
"under the current city ordinance a new alcoholic bev-
erage establishment cannot go up there."
Has Byrne abandoned the property as an alcoholic
beverage establishment?
He's already sold three lots, two to Roser Church
across Pine Avenue from the former restaurant location
and one lot with a duplex (formerly Fast Eddie's old
office) to a private buyer.
Byrne has requested a zoning change on the lots
directly across Pine Avenue facing North Bay Boule-
vard that had once served as parking area for the An-
chorage. He says he wants to develop six residential
homes on that property.
"Knocking down the structure raises a question,"
says Dye of the abandonment issue. "The only way to
answer that question is for someone to file a permit ap-
plication or otherwise make it be known that they are
planning to serve alcoholic beverages and it ends up
here [City Hall]."
So, in fact, the issue is yet to be determined.
If someone bought the property and planned to
serve liquor there, during the permitting process the
city commission would decide on the abandonment
issue and ultimately determine if locational rights were
still active.


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Lost, found money clip rest of the story


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Det. Sgt. Nancy Rogers was happy
to report last week that a lost money clip and $140 in
cash has been returned to the owner.
The case began on Nov. 16, when Holmes Beach
resident Jack Croucher reported that he found between
$100 and $200 in a money clip on the beach. When he
was informed of the procedure for found property, he
declined to turn in the money or divulge any more in-
formation.
Rogers contacted the Croucher on Nov. 17 and said
he told her the money and clip was wet and beginning
to grow barnacles. He said he "does not trust anyone
but himself and he would see that the money got to the
rightful owner," Rogers said.


Holidays bring

annual bird count
They're looking for 6,000 birds.
The annual census of birds on Anna Maria Island,
will take place Tuesday, Dec. 30, Carlton Martin of
Holmes Beach has announced.
Martin, retired Air Force colonel, has organized the
Christmas count for many years and will lead this one.
He said it is open to anyone with an interest in birds,
with room for all levels of expertise "starting at hardly
any." People who wish to participate may meet at the
mustering point, the Island Branch Library, 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach, at 7:30 the morning of the
event. Early registration may be made with Charlie
Pead (792-3940), Manatee County coordinator for the
National Audubon Society.
Dress according to the weather, Martin advises,
with comfortable shoes a must, and bring binoculars
and a bag lunch.
The count will cover from Bean Point to Beer Can
Island, he said, and normally attracts about a dozen
people.
This event will tally both the number of species,
usually about 60, and the number of birds, up to about
6,000. The numbers depend in good part on whether
the starlings are still here and whether the robins have
arrived yet.
Martin explained that starlings arrived early this
year and robins, which used to arrive around Christ-
mas, have been scarce the past few years.
"That's because either they have been traveling a
different flyway or stay north in warmer weather," he
said.
The Manatee Audubon groups count species only,
not numbers of birds, when the spring warblers go
through on their way north, usually about April, said
Martin.
This will be the 98th annual Christmas count for
the National Audubon Society, and it has expanded
from the 50 states to Canada, Central and South
America, the West Indies and Pacific islands.


Rogers informed him that valuable found property
must be turned in and told him that it was the business
of the police to locate the owner. If the owner was not
found within 90 days, he could claim the money. She
also explained that if it was not turned in, he could be
charged with theft.
On Nov. 18, Croucher turned in the $140 secured
with a paper clip.
In early December, Rogers received a phone call
from Freda Proulx of Anna Maria who said she read
about the found money in The Islander Bystander's
police reports and thought she knew the owner. She
gave Rogers the phone number of Faye McDonald in
Ontario, Canada.
Rogers called McDonald who said her husband
Jack lost the money while swimming near the Sand-


bar restaurant in Anna Maria. McDonald said the
money was secured with a 10-karat gold money clip
shaped like a paper clip. McDonald also explained
that the money clip had significant sentimental
value.
Rogers told McDonald that the money that had
been turned in was secured with an ordinary paper clip
and she would check on it further. Rogers called
Croucher and spoke with his wife who confirmed they
had the money clip. She said they would turn it in.
When they brought the money clip to the police
station, Rogers said they explained that they kept it "as
insurance that the money would get to the owner,"
Rogers said.
Rogers mailed a money order for $140 and the gold
clip to the McDonalds.


Tots celebrate season at Sandbar
Hillary, Jessica and Jordan delighted over one's gift, a new
Magna-Doodle, with direction from Cathy Arnold of the Sand-
bar at the fourth annual Christmas Kids Party held Dec. 16 at
the restaurant for nearly 65 underprivileged children.
Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann

Up and away
Sandbar employee Doug Collums gave Tiffany and lots of the
kids a birds eye view of the beach during the Christmas Kids
Party, at left. Santa delivered presents for each child and a
complete holiday meal was sent home for each family thanks to
the generosity of many including tips for a day from Sandbar,
Beach House and Mar Vista restaurant employees.


Complex construction bids approved at $1.37 million


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


demolishing the public works department's metal
building ranged from $3,600 to $15,000. Removing the
bunkers ranged from $1,800 to $15,000.
The disparity in the figures led the Fletchers to rec-
ommend throwing out that part of the bid, she said.
"By including it in the contractor's bid, you were
paying for a contractor to oversee the demolition
work," she explained. "We felt that the city could prob-
ably contract directly with a demolition company to
remove those."
The remodeling of the public works building was
originally estimated at $39,000 but bids ranged from
$136,000 to $229,542.
"The contractors included all the expenses associ-
ated with the new building in doing that building, be-
cause they looked at it as something they could not
even touch until the new building was completed,"
Anita Fletcher said. "We recommend that this part of
the bid also be thrown out."
Since the work can be done after the city complex
is complete, she said it could be bid as separate project
with no time constraints. This would open it to local
bidders with smaller overheads.


Construction bids
Construction:
New building with metal roof including
new parking lot, engineered site drainage,
landscaping and construction expenses -
$1,405,000.
Modify and repave existing parking lot -
$30,000.
Total $1,435,000.

Alternates:
Use wood trusses minus $55,000.
Use interior metal stud partitions mi-
nus $8,000.
Use wood operable windows $10,000.

Final construction total
$1,372,000.

Site, interior of city complex
The building site is near the Island Branch Library.
The building will straddle 58th Street, which will be


permanently closed, and face Marina Drive. There will be
parking in the front and rear with a three-car police garage
in the rear.
The entrance, reception area and council chamber are
in the center of the building. The public works department
is in the rear to the left of the council chambers. It contains
offices for the director, assistant director, clerk and build-
ing inspector and a break room. There is a rear entrance
for public works employees.
The city administration is on the same side to the
front, with offices for the mayor, city clerk, treasurer and
two deputy clerks. Central records and storage and con-
ference and work rooms are in the center.
On the right side of the council chambers is the po-
lice department with offices for the chief, assistant chief,
clerk, code enforcement officer and detective. There is a
dispatch area, records storage, conference and work
rooms, bathrooms with showers and lockers, a property
and evidence room and a room for breathalyzer testing, as
well as a rear entrance from the garage.
The city administration is 5,070 square feet, the po-
lice department is 3,825 square feet and the public works
department is 1,150 square feet, for a total of 10,045. The
police garage adds another 1,560 square feet.






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Galatis plead for help in channel dredging


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
The City of Anna Maria is entering a joint
project with Holmes Beach and Manatee County to
have 1,800 feet of channel at the entrance to Bimini
Bay redredged at a cost of $250,000.
This is good news to Island boaters since the shoal-
ing waters of Bimini Bay have long been a hazard to
safe navigation and plans to redredge should relieve a
headache to those who use the area frequently.
While the plan calls for dredging all the way to
marker one, well into Anna Maria Sound, the short
stretch of channel leading to Galati Marina, Rotten
Ralph's restaurant and the residential canals on the
north side of Bimini Bay is not included. This is con-
sidered by many to be the worst stretch of Bimini
Bay and its present state is hurting the businesses,
according to the Galatis.
The Galati brothers, owners of Galati Marina,
were at a recent city commission meeting to voice
their opinions on the issue.


"I don't think it is any different than a business
having trouble with road access," Carmine Galati
said.
"Our business is literally shut down. We have
boats that can't leave, people who rent from us can't
get in or out."
The channel has gotten so bad that some of the
larger yachts that use Galati Marina are effectively
trapped at the dock. They need to have the channel
dredged as soon as possible.
"The time to do it is while the dredge is there,"
Chris Galati said, "it is a critical part of our business
and we can't really afford to wait on it."
The businesses aren't the only ones being af-
fected by the poor shape of the canal. Any boater
who needs to use Galati's fuel dock, ship's store, or
park at Rotten Ralph's restaurant to dine has to deal
with the shallow water.
Boat owners who live on this canal system are
hurting too. "Why can't we get funding to do the
residential channel to the north?" said resident Bob


Lumas. "That channel is about 25 feet wide and at
low tide about three feet deep."
"I know," replied Mayor Chuck Shumard, "I
can't get my boat in there."
The Galatis and the city showed a willingness to
work together with hopes of including this project in
the current plan, but it might be too late and some
believe the county is inflexible on not including any-
thing more in the present arrangement.
"We are willing to front some money," said
Chris Galati, "and do whatever it takes to work with
you on this."
The city commission was receptive to the Galati
brothers' plea and seemed committed to cooperating
with them.
"We'll look at this as soon as we possibly can,"
Mayor Shumard said, "and see what we have to do
to get this included in the current program."
Galati Marina is currently working with Public
Works Director Phil Charnock in acquiring the nec-
essary permits to dredge the channel.


Traffic calming comes to Avenue C in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Motorists in northern Bradenton Beach will
soon be losing some of their zippiness, thanks to a
city decision to implement a traffic calming method
on Avenue C near 21st Street.
The problem is cars speeding north onto Avenue
C from Gulf Drive and proceeding to 22nd Street at a
higher rate of speed than the limit of 25 mph, said
nearby resident Cedrick Wilson. He was the spokes-
person for about 20 people who signed a petition ask-
ing something be done at the intersection, site of a
number of accidents throughout the years.
"The problem is people are unsure of what to do
at this intersection," Wilson said, referring to visi-


tors unfamiliar with the Island's streets. He suggested
closure of Avenue C at Gulf Drive, turning the side
street into a one-way avenue or installing speed humps
or traffic tables at Avenue C between Gulf Drive and
22nd Street.
The problem with the first of those proposals,
Bradenton Beach Police Lt. Sam Speciale said, lies at
another intersection. More motorists would have to
enter or exit Gulf Drive at 22nd Street, a dangerous
intersection due to the S-curves and limited visibility
to spot oncoming vehicles.
"Speed humps are the best of the three options,"
Special said.
Traffic tables wide, raised patches of pavement


- are a popular new form of highway design that
has proven effective elsewhere to slow vehicular
traffic, especially in residential neighborhoods
suffering from drivers determined to cut through
the area, or pedestrian-heavy downtown areas.
Mini traffic tables have been placed at 11th
Street South with some success in slowing motor-
ists, Speciale added, and the installation of a
"rumble strip" to alert motorists to the upcoming
traffic table would also be a good idea.
City commissioners concurred and directed
city public works staff and the police department
to determine exact placement of the traffic calm-
ing devices on Avenue C.


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Thanks again
During holidays it's appropriate to count our bless-


And among those we count at The Islander Bystander
are Island people.
If it weren't for the eclectic nature of Islanders and
their diverse interests, we'd hardly have anything to report.
Even politics is made more interesting by the people who
represent us.
No one made this point more succinctly than the late
writer Wyatt Blassingame, who wrote, "If you unscrew a
screwball anywhere in the United States, blindfold him,
turn him around twice and turn him loose, he'll wind up
in Anna Maria."
He penned the most lasting motto for the Island in his
story, "Anna Maria, I Love You." He wrote it in the late
1950s, having arrived here 20 years earlier in the '30s:
"There was a time when most of us who lived here
claimed and not without some justification that
people who really loved this island had at least one thing
in common: we were all a little cracked. We claimed this
happily and pointed with pride to some examples:
"The lady who would hold her dog up to the tele-
phone so it could bark for a faith-healer in Boston; the dog
had a cold and the lady didn't trust Florida veterinarians.
And the old lady with arthritis who swam nude because
she couldn't get full benefit of the water in a bathing suit;
if the tide carried her down the beach she might walk
home again along the road, explaining placidly that no one
could possibly take offense since we all understood the
situation. We did. ...
"... Here a man can have as much privacy as he
wants, or he can have companions to whoop it up all night
long. Even better, he can have as much of each as he wants
when he wants it. For I have never known a place so free
of group-made social restrictions. The individual can
make restrictions for himself, of course; but he is also free
to make his friends among any and all the people he
wishes. And we have them here from almost every pro-
fession and every walk of life. The big difference between
this island and a city is that here you can know any of them
you want to know the new and the old, the cracked and
the uncracked.
"I love it." We do too.
We count among our blessings Islander Bystander
people. Their outstanding skills and dedication mean news
that makes a difference in our readers' lives and the com-
munity we serve.
For that, we offer sincere thanks.
And Islanders have been so incredibly generous this
holiday season to all those organizations and persons who
need help this time of year. These are blessings, indeed.
Anna Maria, we love you. Happy holiday.


IISLANDER


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Incumbent says: I will not run
I am taking this opportunity to inform all the
people of Anna Maria City that I will not be seeking re-
election for City Commissioner as other interests will
require my time and talents.
I wish to thank you for your support, encouraging
words and involvement.
I also wish to implore you to become aware of all
the goings-on at City Hall it's been quite an eye
opener for me!
Once again, thank you.
Elaine Burkly, commissioner, Anna Maria City

Hovercraft not responsible
for noise troubles
To all the people who live along the beach and the
Intracoastal Waterway areas:
My name is Mark Ibasfalean and I am the captain
of the Sandpiper, the only Hovercraft ride available
anywhere.
Over the last three weeks, a problem with noise has
occurred. I promise you the noise has not come from
Sun Hovercraft Rides the Hovercraft is parked and
locked up before dark and we have never run our ma-
chine after the sun goes down. Our hours are 9 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. and we do not have night tours. Also, due to
inclement weather, the Hovercraft did not leave the
dock from Nov. 29 Dec. 16.
I have also heard the late night airboats running
back and forth from Palma Sola to Longboat Key
over the last three weeks. I sympathize with those
who have to put up with a deafening roar after dark
and into the late night hours. I have also contacted
all the law enforcement people from Longboat Key
to Holmes Beach and they tell me they have had sev-
eral calls about airboats running around at night, as
have the marine patrol and wildlife officers.
The people doing this late night riding are not
even from this town. They run four commercial air-
boats from somewhere north of here and fish day and
night. Truth of the matter is, these people don't care
what anyone thinks of them and don't care about
waking up half the county at I a.m. because they
don't live here. They follow the mullet down the


coast.They will be gone soon, probably going to
Boca Grande next.
But the damage is already done and Sun Hovercraft
Rides is taking the blame.
Once again, I assure you, Sun Hovercraft Rides
was not the source of the night-time noise problem and
never will be.
I've lived and worked here all my life and have
spent the better part of those years helping to keep our
county beautiful and safe as well as always being con-
siderate of our neighbors.
I will continue to do so.
If there are any complaints or problems, please do
not hesitate to call me at 792-1290.
Mark lbasfalean, Sun Hovercraft Rides

Big business throwing
its weight around?
On a recent visit to Anna Maria Island, Longboat
Key and Bradenton, I noticed an article in The Islander
Bystander about cellular phone towers.
What goes on in Bradenton Beach is also happen-
ing in other parts of the country, including a spot little
more than 500 feet from my house in Ohio.
People in Tipp City, Ohio, and the surrounding
township may not like these unsightly and dangerous
intrusions but they remain silent about it. Businesses in
my home area will "lean" on anyone they perceive as
opposing their expansion plans. In some cases, they can
also make people unemployed.
GTE is another example of big business throwing
its weight around to walk over people and destroy the
beauty of Florida.
Cellular phone reception is good in Bradenton
Beach so you know GTE's interest is strictly big bucks
and not public interest.
Does a referendum apply to a resolution? In Ohio
it does, and I think GTE knows the answer in Florida
without asking.
I salute the people of Anna Maria City, Holmes
Beach and Bradenton for standing up for their rights.
I only wish that the young folks in our area would show
the same kind of public spirit and resolve.
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by June Alder


The "Community House" (center),
place, dates back to 1913.


which has long been a community gathering


A ROYAL CHRISTMAS


No twinkly-lighted boat parade. No
shopping center parties graced with mu-
sic by a chamber orchestra. No high
jinks by playful privateers on a make-
believe ship. No bulging bags of
Santa's goodies. Just loads of love
spread around among Island families at
communal get-togethers.
That was how Christmas was in the
1930s on Anna Maria Island.
The big event of Christmas week in
those days was the program at the
"Community House," a square wooden
building originally barged in as a tour-
ist information center in 1913. By cur-
tain time the place was filled with Is-
land friends and neighbors keenly an-
ticipating the event staged by the pupils
of the Anna Maria School.
Producer and director was "Miss
Kathleen," daughter of the Island's sec-
ond homesteader, Captain John R.
Jones (1895). A superb pianist, organ-
ist and music teacher like her mother,
she put on ambitious spectacles such as
"The Mikado" and "Babes in Toyland."
In 1934 the theme was "The Queen
of Hearts" according to a newspaper
clipping from the Bradenton newspa-
per. The reporter probably was Frances
Warttig, who doubled as news gatherer
as well as mayor of tiny Anna Maria
City. The story, headed "Anna Maria
School Children Present Operetta Last
Night," went like this:
"The residents and visitors of Anna
Maria were last evening given a par-
ticularly pleasant hour when the chil-
dren of the Anna Maria School, assisted
by a few former pupils now attending
Bradenton High, presented as their
semi-annual entertainment, the oper-
etta, 'The Queen of Hearts.'
"Miss Dorothy Raymond as Queen
of Hearts was lovely, and her lady-in-
waiting, Arleen Woodworth, and the
three little pages, Junior Crandell and
John and Hugh Holmes in their red and
white costumes, won the hearts of all.
The Queen was ably supported by Jack
Moore as King of Hearts and Junior
Eldred as cook of the Royal Family,
most of the time in disgrace, who took
his part exceptionally well.
"Little Billie Armbuster as Little
Miss Muffett and Robert Boulware as
Jack Horner took their parts so realisti-
cally one felt as though the storybook
had really been touched by a fairy and
had come to life. John Whitehead as the
Knave of Hearts was inimitable. Dick
Whitehead and Steve Raymond wear-
ing their Boy Scout suits made hand-
some and formidable looking guards to
their Queen and the Royal Court.


"Graceful little Billie Armbuster
delighted the audience with a solo
dance which was enthusiastically re-
ceived.
"The second part of the program
was a school pageant by the entire cast
including George Gronkite. The scene
opened with a group of the smaller chil-
dren, led by little Arleen Woodworth
and Billie Armbuster in costume and
carrying Anna Maria pennants and
drilling to the music of the Island song,
'Anna Maria.'
"As they finished and took their
positions, the high school boys entered
giving their school cheers, and a curtain
at the back of the stage was drawn,
showing Junior Eldred as a University
of Florida football player and Dorothy
Raymond as the college girl in tableau.
After they stepped out of the frame they
joined the others in singing school
songs and finally wishing the audience
one and all a Merry Christmas.
"Much credit is due Miss Kathleen
Jones, teacher of music, and Miss
Leslie Parrish, Anna Maria School
teacher, for their splendid work in train-
ing the children. Mrs. Louis Cobb made
the pretty costumes and William and
Howard Shaw did the artistic decorat-
ing. It all added up to a gay celebra-
tion."

Notes about prominent cast mem-
bers: Dorothy Raymond ("Queen of
Hearts") was the grand niece of Anna
Maria's second homesteader, boat
builder Sam Cobb. Her grandmother
and Cobb's wife Annie were twin sis-
ters. Dorothy and her brother Steve,
who became a newspaperman, spent
their childhood living in a houseboat
moored at the marina dock. Dorothy
Raymond Whittaker now lives just a
few doors from that dock. Mrs. Louis
(Elvah) Cobb, wife of Dorothy's
cousin, was the school bus driver.
Two of the "three little pages" were
played by brothers Jack and Hugh, sons of
developer Jack Holmes, for whom
Holmes Beach was named. Jack Holmes
Jr., a lifelong Island resident, died two
weeks ago in his vacation home in Geor-
gia. Hugh still lives in Holmes Beach, and
so do some of the children and grandchil-
dren of the winsome royal pages who
"won the hearts of all" that Christmas
time six decades ago.
Wonder what happened to multi-
talented "little Billie Armbuster"?

Next: More about
Island school days


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Wishes poured in, but unmet needs still exist


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
For one beneficiary, holiday wishes produced such
a profusion that "we're almost ready to cry 'uncle.'"
Another is still waiting and hoping, for "we don't want
to have a Grinchy Christmas."
And everything between the largess and the lack-
ing resulted from The Islander Bystander's Christmas
Wish Book for 1997. That "book," published Nov. 26,
listed the fondest wishes of community service orga-
nizations and groups serving Anna Maria Island,
Cortez and Longboat Key.
Wishes ranged from plants to pizzas to personal
computers. Computers were scarce in the Christmas
stockings.
Some people felt, fittingly generous for the season,
that locals were wrapped up in personal Christmastime
and they would catch up with more public gift-giving
a bit later. But hurry, was the plea.
A sampling from comments post-Wish Book:
Anna Maria Elementary School Received a lot
of paints, dictionaries, games and the like, still needs
easels, a 12-inch geopolitical globe and more VCRs.
Anna Maria Island Community Center- Got the
brand new refrigerator it ardently desired and even a
complete utility shed, but it had to be moved from Is-
land Garden Center and the permitting process was just


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Caught cruising through Holmes -;
Beach on a preview tour, Santa '
was up and away on his Island
ride, a big red Anna Maria Fire
District truck. With just a twitch
of his nose, he was off to see
children at the Anna Maria
Elementary School and Dolphin
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St. Bernard's Women's Guild Wished for a
successful bazaar and Giving Tree for children and got
both. Island elves came up with 1,900 gifts for migrant
workers' children, "so we're getting some blessings,
too."
Anna Maria Art League Not much yet but "it's
sure to come, we don't want a Grinchy Christmas,"
said director Ginger White. Still on the Wish List are
a computer, printer, fax machine and art supplies.
Anna Maria Fire Inspector Jane Ross reported
that one of the wishes made by the fire district's cadets
in the Islander Bystander's Christmas Wish Book was
granted.
Donations for educational trips and activity pro-
grams are being made by Paul Natalie of Bayview Jet
Ski. Natalie is donating $5 from every rental until
Christmas.
Cortez Community Center Got some items
from its list, still needs books and shelves for a library,
TV games, computers, dishwasher. Most of all, the
center's volunteer director, Mary Fulford Green, said
she wants a successor for Christmas so she can go
about other works.
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way it's been. Maybe in the new year."
Women's Club of Anna Maria Island This
active group wished for donations to the Hacienda
Girls' Ranch, and guess what? It got a bunch. And it
will welcome a bunch more of the Island's generosity.
Please.
Longboat Key Art Center Wished for $2.3
million, which it is carrying over into 1998's fund
drive, along with easels, tables, volunteers. Still wait-
ing for most of it, said director Beth Cunningham, but
that's OK "snowbirds are our main Santa Claus."
ManaSota-88 This is another group carrying
its wishes into the new year, for it hopes for able people
in public office and for help in its fight against Florida
Power and Light's plans to burn Orimulsion.
Turtle Watch Santa's season and the turtle
hatch don't coincide, chief turtle monitor Suzi Fox
noted, so she still is looking for volunteers, cellular
phones and all kinds of material to build protection for
nests.
Tingley Memorial Library Wished for shelves
and racks and magazine subscriptions and books, and
it got a lot of books for its sale Feb. 6-7. Can use more
of everything.
All Island Youth Santa is late with the pizzas,
sodas, sports gear and van, but post-Christmas giving
is acceptable.
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Wanted,
still wants, spacious quarters for Anna Maria Island
Center for the Arts. "Santa is late, but we're hopeful."
All Island Denominations Didn't get its first
wish, to be put out of business because no Islanders
need help, but is "grateful for people's generosity,
they've been wonderful."
Friends of the Island Library Santa's Island
helpers have been so forthcoming at the group's wish
for cookbooks that "we're almost ready to cry 'uncle,'"
said Mercedes Thornburg. Just kidding, they'll take all
they can find for the big cookbook sale Jan. 10.
Anna Maria Historical Society Asked Santa for
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 24, 1997 0 PAGE 9 E3

Holmes Beach employees get raises


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Christmas came early for employees of the City
of Holmes Beach last week when the commission
approved salary or cost of living increases for all.
The question has been under discussion since the
summer's budget sessions, when Mayor Bob
VanWagoner sought salary increases for department
heads. He maintained that their duties have increased
significantly over the past few years.
Commissioners balked at the selective raises and
asked to review the entire salary step plan and make
adjustments for all employees where necessary.
Department heads recommended changes in pay
grades and salary steps. Treasurer Ann Mitchell rec-
ommended an additional cost of living increase of
2.5 percent for all employees not reclassified in this'
fiscal year and an annual COLA adjustment for all
employees after reaching Step 6.
According to the city's current salary step plan,
employees get a five percent raise for each of the
first five years, a 1.5 percent raise for six through 15
years and COLA after 15 years. Most employees are
at the 1.5 percent level.


In addition employees get longevity pay of $500
for five through nine years, $1,000 for 10 through 14
years, $1,500 for 15 through 20 years and $2,000 for
21 years or more.
During a recent work session on the proposed in-
creases, commissioners discussed new job descrip-
tions supplied by employees.
"Some are good, but some are confusing," Com-
missioner Carol Whitmore noted of the public works
department's submissions.
Employees were asked to list special skills they
have or tasks they do that are above and beyond the
basic job description, Public Works Supervisor Joe
Duennes explained.
"I've never heard of asking an employee to jus-
tify an increase in his salary." Commissioner Ron
Robinson declared.
Robinson said the job descriptions should be
standardized and that he was also seeking a list of
additional responsibilities performed by each em-
ployee.
"They're in the text." VanWagoner replied.
"These are not professionally done. They're done by
each individual reflecting how he or she feels about
it (his job). We're going to have to interpret that and
get them into professional form. At this time we
don't have the manpower to do that."
"Its not that hard to do" Whitmore said. "You
have to have consistency. This is not organized
enough to make a decision."
Whitmore volunteered to oversee the project and
at last week's work session, she offered the standard-
ized job descriptions for discussion.
"We wrote a job descriptions for every em-
ployee," she said. "This is a baseline. Every em-
ployee should read and sign his or her description.
The descriptions should be revised annually when
we do the budget."
"There is no justification for the increases."
Courtney maintained. "I want to see why we should
do this."
The proposed changes will result in an addi-
tional cost of $45,600 $5,685 in administration,


$9,966 in the police department and $12,705 in the
public works department, plus COLA raises for
employees not being advanced a grade or step.
The commission also approved a budget amend-
ment in order to make the salary changes. The raises
are retroactive to Oct. 1.


Oodles of toys
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served, and served very successfully, as a drop-off
location for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's 1997
Tos for Tots campaign. "Islanders were very
generous. said Griffith-Cline's Bette Kissick. All
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Bicyclists in Anna Maria City beware if you are
breaking the law.
Mayor Chuck Shumard and commissioners have
asked the sheriff's department to enforce the bicycle
laws, especially with regard to using lights at night
and wearing helmets. However, deputies have been
instructed not to fingerprint bicyclists who are cited.
In a memo to the sheriff's department last week,
Shumard noted, "We are having major problems with
bicyclists riding late at night without sufficient light-
ing or with reflectors that are actually taped over. The
directive given earlier this year to discontinue aggres-
sive policing of bicycle laws seems to have created a
very hazardous situation."

Island artist
receives award
Artist Debron Keller-McCartney of Anna Maria
City was awarded the Mixed Media Equal Award for
her "Sand Dollar Glass Slippers" at the Longboat Key
Art Center's annual Members Show.
The exhibit runs through Jan. 10 at 6860
Longboat Key Drive.


Island Chamber to close
for the holidays
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 24 and
25, to celebrate the holidays.
The chamber will open Monday, Dec. 29.


Stranded Panama City
dolphins at Mote Marine
Four rough-toothed dolphins from the mass
stranding off Panama City were transported to Mote
Marine Laboratory at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16. One
female dolphin died shortly after arrival.
Veterinarians are conducting exams on the three
remaining male dolphins to determine their health status.
The animals are receiving round-the-clock care from
staff and volunteers at Mote's Marine Mammal Center.
Mote is part of a statewide effort to treat the
stranded dolphins. GulfWorld, Panama City Beach;
Gulfarium, Fort Walton Beach; and Marineland in
Florida's east coast are also caring for the remainder
of the dolphins.

Island Branch Library
closes in observance
of holiday
The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach will
close in observance of the Christmas holiday on
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 25 and 26.
In addition, the Island Branch Library will close
early at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24.
The library will resume normal operating hours
on Saturday, Dec. 27.
For more information, call 778-6341.

Christmas Eve Candlelight
service at
Island Baptist Church
Island Baptist Church in Anna Maria City invites
the community and visitors to attend its Christmas
Eve Candlelight Service to begin at 6 p.m. on
Wednesday, Dec. 24.
The service will include traditional Christmas
favorites sung by the choir, classic organ and piano
music and vocals, and a Christmas message by Rev.
Jim Meena.
The church is located at 8605 Gulf Drive and may
be contacted at 778-0719.

Oops
Due to computer error, a time line item was omit-
ted from last week's Roser's history story written by
Matthew Barnes, a seventh grade student at Center for
Education.
The following event occurred in 1967: Beaty resigned
and the Revered Al Butterfield becomes minister.


Big little winner
If you've played The Islander Bystander's football
contest and haven't succeeded in claiming the prize,
meet your competition the youngest winner.
Jimmy Ray Lease, 7, of Anna Maria, claimed his $50
award for an almost perfect pick of game winners
last week. Jimmy's an avid sportsfan and card
collector but he hasn't decided what to do with the
money yet. "Maybe I'll wait and see what I get for
Christmas first, he said. The last contest winner of
the season is announced in this issue of the newspa-
per, page 26. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood

Mote lecture series
continues on Mondays
Snook to sharks and marine mammal fossils to the
current status of Sarasota Bay will all be topics dis-
cussed during the upcoming Monday Night At Mote
lecture series.
Every Monday evening from January through April
scientists, researchers and other marine experts will dis-
cuss their findings and observations. The doors open at 6
p.m., with the lectures and films beginning at 7 p.m. Ad-
mission is free for Mote Marine Laboratory members; a
$5 admission charge will be levied for non-members.
Admission to Mote Aquarium is included in the charge.
The schedule for the 1998 lecture series is:
Jan. 5: Dr. Richard H. Pierce, Mote Senior
Scientist, "Update on Mote research."
Jan. 12: Dr. Eugenie Clark, Mote Director
Emeritus, "Sharks and sea monsters."
Jan. 19: Dr. Seymour Zigman, Mote Adjunct
Scientist, "Sunlight and cataracts."
Jan. 26: David Doubilet, National Geo-
graphic photographer, "Reef night."
Feb. 2: PBS video starring Robin Williams,
"Dolphins with Robin Williams."
Feb. 9: Dr. Jose Castro, Mote Adjunct Scien-
tist, "Sharks!"
Feb. 16: Capt. Scott Moore, Gulf Coast fish-
ing guide, "Snook night at Mote."
Feb. 23: Peggy Goldberg, Outdoor Writers
Association, "The underwater photography of Peggy
Goldberg."
March 2: Dr. John Miller, Mote visiting scien-
tist, "A fisheye view of Sarasota Bay."
March 9: Dr. John Reynolds, Marine Mammal
Commission, "Manatee research and conservation in
Florida."
March 16: David Bohaska, Smithsonian Institu-
tion, "An overview of fossil cetacea whales, por-
poises and dolphins."
March 23: Dr. Dennis McGillicuddy Jr., Woods
Hole Oceanographic Institution, "Oases in the oceanic
desert: turbulent storms in the sea and their impact on
biological productivity."
March 30: Dr. Randall Wells, Mote Senior Sci-
entist, "Life and times of the Hawaiian spinner dol-
phins."
April 6: Jim Fowler, Wildlife Specialist,
"Wild Kingdom."
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Anna Maria passes pipeline resolution


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
At its Dec. 16 meeting the Anna Maria City Com-
mission voted unanimously to approve a resolution per-
taining to a stormwater pipeline drainage system.
The project is bitterly opposed by a number of
Anna Maria residents, but the resolution passed with-
out public comment.
Citizens of Anna Maria have expressed many res-
ervations about changing the current drainage ditch to
a pipeline system. They include: the elimination of
mangroves necessary to place the pipeline, concerns
that a drainage pipe may need more maintenance than
a ditch, and that the flapper valve used to prevent salt-
water from entering the pipe may worsen flooding dur-
ing periods of extreme high tides.
The areas of worst flooding run from Pine Avenue
south to Bimini Bay and east to South Bay Boulevard.
The majority of residents living along the project
are opposed to the pipeline and insist that if the swales
were cleared of landscaping and properly maintained
they would function as well as or better than the pro-
posed plan.
The city commission feels that a pipeline would re-
quire less maintenance than the existing ditch and provide

'Sarasota's Pioneer Artists'
exhibit opens
The Sarasota Visual Art Center will open the
"Sarasota's Pioneer Artists" art exhibition on Friday, Dec.
26, with a preview night and reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
The exhibition traces the collective presence of 12
artists in Sarasota through most of the 20th century.
It will run through Jan. 18 at the center, 707 N.
Tamiami Trail. The center is open seven days a week,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4
p.m. on weekends. Admission is free.
Call 365-2032 for more information.

Longboat Key Art Center
announces class schedule
The Longboat Key Art Center has announced its
schedule of workshops and classes for the 1997-98
season.
Workshop subjects will include advanced water-
color, beading, collage, fabric painting, jewelry, paint-
ing on silk, paper mache' and photography.
Class subjects will include basketry, drawing, glass
on metal, jewelry, creative painting all media, pas-
tels, oil/acrylic/watercolor, sumi-e, pottery,
printmaking, sculpture and sketching.
Call the center at 383-2345 for a schedule or stop
by at 6860 Longboat Key Drive.
Realty Raves
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a longer period of service than the current system.
Letters from Anna Maria residents to the South-
west Florida Water Management District and the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers have impeded the city's
progress in going forward with the project.
The current resolution expresses the continuing
commitment of the City of Anna Maria to the pro-
posed drainage improvement project and encourages
the reviewing agencies to make a decision regarding
the city's request.
"The citizens' comments have raised matters as to
whether the city has made the proper policy decision
in choosing the pipe over the open ditch," the resolu-
tion states, and "these policy issues are not relevant to
the proper reviews of the pending applications but
have the potential to delay the ongoing review of the
pipeline project."
While the commission recognizes the complaints
of the Anna Maria residents, it is holding firm to its
decision. As stated in the resolution, "The city com-
mission has considered the various arguments both for
and against the pipeline and that it is committed to the
pipeline as being in the best interest of the property
owners, citizens and residents of the City of Anna
Maria, Florida."


Key Royale resident of the year
Colonel Carlton Martin, left, receives the Key
Royale Resident of the Year award from Paul
Swanberg, president, Key Royale Resident Owners
Association. Martin has been involved with Island
community work for more than 25 years. He was a
member of the association's board of directors for
more than 20 years and served as its president
1973-74. He has also worked as a block captain for
more than 25 years and has cared for a portion of
the Key Royale median strip plants and trees for
many years. Martin was the original editor of the
community's newsletter Keynotes and still edits the
annual directory of residents. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of the Key Royale Resident Owners
Association


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Thelma Frances
Leslie
Thelma Frances Leslie, 82, of Holmes Beach,
died Dec. 13 in Bradenton.
Born in New Brunswick, N.J., Ms. Leslie came
to Manatee County from New York in 1966. She was
a homemaker. She was a Lutheran. She was a mem-
ber of the Order of the Eastern Star in New York.
She is survived by three daughters, Jean Bradian
of Holmes Beach, Mary Ann Battaglia of Maspeth,
N.Y., and Shirley Fox of Bradford, Ark.; a son, Rob-
ert Tissier of Yonkers, N.Y.; a brother, Robert
Carberry of Dansville, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
No service was held. Roberts Brothers Univer-
sal Memorial Center, Sarasota, was in charge of the
arrangements.


John A. Nagy
John A. Nagy, 88, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 20.
Born in Eger, Hungary, Mr. Nagy came to Manatee
County from Freehold, N.J., in 1978. He obtained a J.D.
and Ph.D. from the University of Budapest. Mr. Nagy
was a vice president of Salgo-Tarjan of Budapest, and a
retired president of Hosco Corp. of Freehold, N.J. He was
a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Matilda; a daughter,
Susanne Deak of Bradenton; a son, Andrew of
Laurinburg, N.C.; two grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Island Chapel, Holmes Beach. Services were held at the
funeral home with the Rev. Donald Baier officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach,
FL 34217.


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Goals for Bradenton Beach offered


By Paul Roat
Speed humps, more attention to the northern part
of the city and a continuing concern about dog "debris"
are just some of the goals Bradenton Beach City Com-
mission should address.
That was the word from residents during a city-
sponsored goal-setting workshop last week. About a
dozen residents spoke to commissioners and staff about
concerns they would like city officials to address in the
coming year.
Speed humps sometimes called traffic tables -
are raised areas of pavement in streets that tend to
"calm" fast-moving vehicles. Resident Raul Mendonca
requested such a device to keep speeding down at First
Street North. His request was echoed by resident Harry
Brown but with an emphasis on Bay Drive South.
Resident Eileen Suhre said the commission should
focus more attention on the northern part of the city.
"The 'blighted area' between Cortez Road and Fifth
Street South is now wonderful," she said, "but the north
end is now the blighted area. We must finish improv-
ing the street ends at the north end of the city."
The blighted area, sometimes called the historic
old-town area, has been the target of more than $1.5
million in federal, state and local dollars in the past few
years. Sidewalks have been added, streetlights have
sprouted, landscaping has been lushly enhanced and
the area made more pedestrian-friendly with benches
and garbage containers.
In addition, the city's pier has been painted, a rock
revetment installed to protect the pier's approach from
storms and a boardwalk and clock tower completed.
However, conditional to the state grants has been
the provision that improvements have to be made in
low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. The
Bridge Street area has qualified for the grants; the
northern part of the city has not.
Suhre said she hoped the city would move ahead


with a continuing program to enhance the ends of
streets that abut the Gulf of Mexico and Anna Maria
Sound. Plans call for mimicking the plantings and
bench at Third Street South on the Sound throughout
the city, but no timetable has been established as yet.
"Try to give the north side a little tender loving
care," Suhre said.
An ongoing problem with dog detritus was also
mentioned by several residents. The city decided last
April to place signs throughout the city warning pet
owners to clean up after their animals or face the con-
sequences of a $75 fine.
Residents Robert Byrne, Lee Hornack and Brown
all commented on the problem of dog waste in the city.
As Brown put it, "A lot of people do clean up after their
pets, but an equal number of people do not."
Other concerns voiced by residents included the
following:
Mendonca: Landscaping at city hall is so exten-
sive that children cannot get to the bus stop. Also, the
city's parking lot on First Street North is used by em-
ployees of local businesses, not the tourists visiting
Bridge Street, as envisioned.
Byrne: Speeding cars and a lack of sidewalks on
Second Street North make it hazardous for residents to
go to the beach. He also said he was concerned about
drug trafficking in the city.
Brown: Community policing by law enforcement
officers should be further studied, with an emphasis on
walking patrols on Bridge Street and a greater police
presence when the lounges close. He also said he would
like city assistance in removing an abandoned boat in
Anna Maria Sound at Third Street South.
Susan Mendonca: Although the city has vastly
improved from when she moved here, she said more
benches and trash containers at Cortez Beach would be
an improvement.
Suhre: The city should work to pave the alleys


in the northern part of the city.

Commissioners' goals
Commissioner Dan Goodchild said he hoped to
increase revenue derived from the Bradenton Beach
City Pier and was looking at charging a rental fee for
weddings, receptions and other events at the structure.
Vice Mayor John Chappie said he was pursuing a
program to clean the city's streets and sidewalks, with
a goal of wider sidewalks and elevating them to lessen
the flooding and dirt accumulation after storms. He said
he is continuing to work to get a grant to add bicycle
lanes to Gulf Drive.
Commissioner Berneitta Kays said she hoped the
city's fishing pier would remain a fishing pier. Changes
to the pier have made it hard for night fishers to bait a
hook or untangle a line, a condition she would like to
see corrected. She said there is also an access problem
for anglers with armfuls of gear to wend their way
through restaurant patrons dining on the deck.
Commissioner Gail Cole said he would like to see
a better computerized program for the public works
department to schedule their tasks. He said he would
also like the city to pursue a recycling program where
residents would deliver recyclable goods to a central
drop off location and be paid for the material.
Mayor Connie Drescher said she hoped to make
the city more "user friendly" for residents. Toward that
end, informational packets of material being discussed
at commission meetings is now available in the com-
mission chambers for residents.
She said she also wanted a citywide survey of
property to determine where all the city land ends and
private property begins, enhanced bike paths and side-
walks, better drainage, a recycling program initiated,
crosswalks installed on Gulf Drive and the alleviation
of the seasonal traffic congestion problems in
Bradenton Beach.


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Santa left his sleigh in Cortez and took a Hovercraft to Bradenton Beach Saturday to visit with the children of the
Island in front of the Pier Walk Cafe on Bridge Street. It was door-to-door delivery sans chimney, too, for the jolly
old guy as the Hovercraft whisked him across the bay and delivered him right in front of the restaurant, where he
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TV star Betty White, left, recently visited the Sarasota area and toured the
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sanctuary's honorary board of directors. White was in town for the semi-annual
meeting of the Morris Animal Foundation of which she has been an active
member for 26 years and is now president emeriti and a member of the board of
trustees. Pelican Man Dale Shields, right, was the featured speaker at the
foundation's dinner meeting. The Morris Animal Foundation's 50th anniversary
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Longboat officials

offer advice on

cell tower

moratorium
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach commissioners last week invited
Longboat Key officials to explain how they developed
their cellular tower ordinance.
In August, commissioners passed a six-month
moratorium on the construction of the towers in order
to develop criteria for siting them. The six months is up
in February.
An ordinance was drafted by Planning Commis-
sion Chairman Sue Normand after she researched simi-
lar ordinances from local municipalities and the county,
as well as ordinances used in other municipalities
across the country. The 15-page draft was studied by
the planning commission which made several changes.
City commissioners met in two sessions to review
the ordinance and make suggestions. In the second
work session, Mayor Bob VanWagoner said he favors
several elements in Longboat Key's draft ordinance
because they are specific to barrier islands.
"We initially hired a consultant to help us because
the case law was changing quickly, so we wanted
someone close to the industry to help us through it,"
Longboat Key Town Manager Bruce St. Denis ex-
plained.
St. Denis said the town was able to phase out the
consultant after it hired its new Planning, Zoning and
Building Director Marty Black. Black helped develop
a similar ordinance for the city of Tallahassee.
Black said the town determined that there were
seven companies licensed to provide cellular phone
service. He set up meetings with them to learn about
their proposed plans for Longboat Key. Each of the
providers submitted sample ordinances.
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more rapid means of transportation to the hospital. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


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where towers would be allowed. All single family
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well as the new digital systems" Black said. "We didn't
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TOWER, FROM PAGE 14
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allowed in any district, just like a water or sewer line,
and are relatively unregulated to provide that basic
necessity."
Black said the town has one completed cellular
tower application and one pending, and Primeco, a
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island.
St. Denis said the town has also suggested that
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Willing to sacrifice


By David Futchi
Islander Correspondent
Andreas Bubik is power mad.
It's what made him public enemy No. 1 to all other
junior tennis players in Germany.
Some day Bubik's power game could make him
the No. 1 tennis player in the world.
That's what tennis legend Boris Becker thinks and
that's what his coach Billy Stearns of the Billy Stearns
Tennis Center in Sarasota believes.
Bubik's father, Henryk, owns Old Hamburg
Schnitzelhaus in Holmes Beach, and he is certain his
son will join the elite of the tennis world.
More importantly, Bubik has the ultimate confi-
dence his power game will propel him to the top of the
tennis mountain.
Not many 16-year-olds possess Bubik's absolute
confidence. Fewer are willing to make the sacrifices
necessary to be the best.
"A lot of coaches have said I have the right atti-
tude, the right strokes and the right mentality. Others
believe I can make it as a pro and that gives me the
confidence I will make it," Bubik said. "I played with
Boris Becker this summer, I've known him since I was
10, and he says I have a good chance.
"If someone like Becker says I have a chance, it
means something. My father also believes I can be No.
1 in world. I think I proved that a couple of weeks
ago."
At the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis
Championships at Bollettieri Sports Academy in early
December, Bubik defeated the No. 1 seed and Euro-
pean 16-and-under champion Julien Maes of France 2-
6,6-3,6-1.
Bubik of Bradenton credits his mother and father
for much of his success. Without their support both
emotionally and financially, none of his success would
have happened.
Yet it is the daily grind and sacrifice that makes
champions.
Monday through Saturday, Bubik rises at 7:30
a.m., takes a shower and eats at 7:50. At 8:05, his fa-
ther drives him the 30 minutes it takes to get to Stearns


Tennis star Andreas Bubik and father Henryk.
Islander Photo: David Futch
Tennis Center.
Warm-ups begin at 8:40. Tennis camp starts at 9
a.m. sharp and includes drills and hitting until 11. Then
for a half-hour, he and his partners play points.
Lunch is at 11:30. From 12:30 p.m. to 2, Bubik
receives a private lesson from Stearns. From 2 to 4 he
hits with his partners, then 4 to 6 are more drills and
hitting. Sometimes the schedule changes and Bubik
said he will just hit with others from 12:30 p.m. to 6
p.m.
From 6 to 6:30 is on court conditioning. In other
words, dreaded windsprints, non-stop 'til you drop.
Bubik describes it as "very hard." Following drills
comes an hour of weightlifting then on the bike to cool
down.
His father picks him up at 8 p.m. By 8:45 he's
home eating dinner.
"Usually a lot of noodles and very little, if any, fat.
I also have a lot of electrolyte drinks and water during
the day, about four liters or twice as much as most
people," Bubik said. "There are days when I want to go


to Burger King. My dad lets me about every two
weeks."
Dozens of trophies are on display in Bubik's bed-
room. On a table below them is his computer. For all
intents, his room is his school and his computer a
teacher. Bubik is home schooled and says he studies
mostly on weekends.
"My favorite subject? I study algebra, English, his-
tory. The regular stuff," Bubik said. "But my favorite
subject is tennis."
When he does get some time off, Bubik said he
loves to play golf and usually shoots around 84 or 85.
"It relaxes me and takes my mind off tennis," he
said. "Golf is really hard. You need to play every day
to be any good at it. If you play just on weekends, you
lose the touch."
Henryk Bubik said the making of a champion is
much more than just hitting tennis balls all day. He said
his son spent almost three years under Nick
Bollettieri's watchful eye before he could talk Steams
into taking on his son.
"It's more complex than people might think,"
Henryk said. "Before Steams would consider taking on
our son, he spents hours talking to us about how we
brought up Andreas.
"Stearns wanted to see where we lived and he even
wanted to know about my childhood and how I was
brought up.You see, if a child is troubled about family
or his home life, he cannot concentrate on tennis."
Developing a tennis star does not come cheap.
First the Bubiks moved to the United States from
Hamburg, Germany. Then there were the years of les-
sons at Bollettieri's.
The going rate per week for private lessons with
Stearns is $810. Throw in another $400 a week for
food, electrolyte drinks, shoes, maintaining and keep-
ing a dozen racquets strung, shoes and travel.
Andreas goes through three pairs of tennis shoes a
month and every day he busts a string on one or two of
his racquets, a result of his fierce power game.
Then again, power is the name of the game.
And it is Bubik's power that sends others running
for cover when he begins his assault.


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The legendary Goose Culbreath will show a
holiday crowd why he is the Cortez Grand 01' Opry
when he and friends put on a long-awaited show
Monday, Dec. 29.
The grand old fiddler, getting better all the time
at age 81, will be joined by nephew Richard on the
guitar and Richard's granddaughter Maxine Jenkins
on spoons at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, just
down the road from Mote Marine Laboratory on
City Island in Sarasota.
The concert is a casual program sponsored by
the Sarasota Chapter of Friends of Florida Folk,
with "open mike" at 7:30 p.m. for entertainers in
media of their choice no rock and roll, but plenty


of blues, country and folk musicians, story tellers and
poets.
At 8:30 the feature begins. Goose Culbreath will be
the feature Monday and is regarded as "the greatest
concert of the year any year" said Jean Hewitt of the
Friends of Florida Folk.
Julian P. Culbreath, as almost nobody knows him,
started fiddling when he was 8, and plays the same
fiddle on which he played his first tune.
He was a commercial fisherman for 50 years until
a heart attack interrupted that strenuous calling in 1993.
When offshore net fishing was banned in Florida in
1995 he gave his boat to the Florida Institute of Salt-
water Heritage.


He has played in countless concerts and festi-
vals in Florida and elsewhere in the U.S. for de-
cades, most recently at the Winterfest earlier this
month in Holmes Beach.
And he will be in others in days and years to
come, including New Year's Eve in the annual pub-
lic get-together in Richard's yard in Cortez and at
the Cortez Fish Festival Feb. 21-22.
Monday night's concert will be on the large
patio of the Sailing Squadron unless weather moves
it inside the clubhouse. There is no admission charge
but the sponsor passes the hat, hoping for enough
appreciation to pay the $200 cost of the concert with
some left over for the main performer.


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A Privateers mullet smoke
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mullet donated from A.P.
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director Mary Fulford
Green. Privateers who
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Stan Weyman, John
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Since the 16th century, bromeliads have been used
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Selby Gardens introduces this fine tradition to visitors
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 12 burglary, 100 block of Mangrove Av-
enue. The victim reported an unknown person removed
change and currency from a dresser and rummaged
through items on the bed.
Dec. 14, grand theft auto, 400 block of Pine Av-
enue. The victim reported the subject took his vehicle
without his permission and also took a pair of jeans
containing his wallet, identification and more than
$200 in cash.
Dec. 14, aggravated domestic battery, 512 Spring
Ave., Castaways Resort. The victim was cut on the arm
by the subject who said the incident occurred during
horseplay. The actions, statements of events leading to
the incident and the evidence indicated that the
subject's account of events was in error, said the report.
The subject was placed in custody.
Dec. 17, domestic disturbance, 100 block of Oak.
The subjects became involved in a dispute but there
was no physical violence. One subject agreed to leave
for the night.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 9, DUI, possession of marijuana under 20
grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, 500 block of
Gulf Drive North. The officer was dispatched to a traf-
fic accident and observed Glendon R. Pennington Jr.,
27, of Gainesville, sitting in a vehicle crashed into a
light post. Pennington was not injured.
The officer reported that he could not administer
field performance tests because Pennington could not
stand up. Pennington was placed in custody. When
searching Pennington, the officer found marijuana and
a pipe. A vehicle inventory revealed eight empty and
14 full, cold beer cans.
Dec. 14, Baker Act, 200 First Street North, Peli-
can Post Motel. The complainant reported the subject
left a message on his answering machine that she was
going to kill herself and had taken a bottle of medica-
tion. The officer found the subject who denied taking
any medication. He then found two empty medication
bottles, and the subject volunteered to be transported to


the hospital. After she was treated and released, the
officer placed her in custody under the Baker Act and
transported her to Manatee Glens.
Dec. 15, assist Holmes Beach Police Department,
2800 block of Gulf Drive. The officer heard about a
possible reckless driver on his radio but could not lo-
cate the vehicle. He then heard a sheriff's deputy re-
spond to an accident involving a pedestrian and a ve-
hicle of the same description. He responded to assist
but the vehicle had left the scene.
The officer was notified by dispatch that a driver
was following the subject's vehicle which was travel-
ing north on Gulf Drive. The driver kept dispatch in-
formed of the subject's movements by cell phone. The
subject ran off the road and hit a sign in the 4500 block
of Gulf Drive, went into Eckerd's to pick up a prescrip-
tion, then ran into a guard rail in the 4300 block of Gulf
Drive, said the report.
The officer arrived and observed the subject at-
tempt to back away from the guard rail and try to leave
the scene. He stopped the subject and asked her to exit
the vehicle. He said her speech was slurred and she
could not stand or maintain her balance.
The Holmes Beach officer arrived and took over
the investigation. He noted that the subject was un-
steady on her feet and appeared to be under the influ-
ence but there was no odor of an alcoholic beverage.
She said she was taking medication for an illness. The
officer requested a driver's license re-examination and
issued citations for careless driving and leaving the
scene of an accident. She contacted a friend to take her
home.
Dec. 15, 101 Bridge Street, Caffe Splendido. The
complainant reported he gave the subject $36 to use for
change. He said after she had collected $48 in tips, she
left the restaurant and did not return. A warrant was
issued for the subject.
Dec. 16, obstruction, possession of marijuana,
carrying a concealed weapon, possession of alcohol
under 21. The officer on patrol observed a vehicle trav-
eling south on Gulf Drive South at a high rate of speed.
The officer followed the vehicle to Longboat Key and
the driver turned into Whitney Beach Shopping Cen-
ter. The officer contacted Longboat Key police for
backup.
When the driver attempted to leave, the officer


stopped him and asked the driver and two passengers
to exit the vehicle. He observed a can of beer behind
the driver's seat and a knife concealed in the center
console. He searched the vehicle and found three par-
tial bottles of alcoholic beverages under the front seat.
All three subjects were placed in custody. He
searched the three and found credit cards not belong-
ing to them. He searched the female passenger's purse
and found a partial marijuana cigarette. In the crack of
the seat where she sat, he found a bag of marijuana. She
refused to give her name or date of birth.
Dec. 17, criminal mischief, 1000 block of Gulf
Drive North. The victim reported a person unknown
scratched the side of the vehicle. Damages were $500.
Dec. 19, sexual battery, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle
K. The victim contacted the officer said she met the
subject at Key West Willy's and he tried to pick her up.
She said left the restaurant and walked to Circle K,
where she attempted to use the women's rest room but
it was locked. She said she went into the men's rest
room and the subject followed her.
According to the report, she told him to get out and
he refused, then he pushed her dress up and attempted
to fondle her. She said when she ordered him to stop,
he got up and left. She went outside, met a friend who
was to take her to her boyfriend's house and told him
the story. The officer obtained an affidavit from her and
a statement from her friend.
The officer located the subject who said he fol-
lowed the victim to the Circle K and she asked him to
come into the rest room with her. He said after she was
done using the toilet, they both left he store. He said he
went home on his bicycle and saw her get into a ve-
hicle. He was placed in custody.

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Dec. 12, found property, 5346 Gulf Drive, post
office. The officer responded to retrieve a found wal-
let and checkbook. He checked past police reports, lo-
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Dec. 13, Baker Act, 5400 block of Holmes Bou-
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contacted him and said he wanted to kill himself. The
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Dec. 13, suspicious, 700 block of Key Royale
Drive. The complainant reported his boat was missing
from the davit at the rear of the residence. The officer
inspected the davit and found the arms twisted and the
bolts pulled from the plate. Before the officer could
enter the boat as stolen, it was found floating off the
north end of the Island.
Dec. 13, possession of alcohol under 21, 4000
Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The officer
found two juveniles consuming beer while parked at
the beach. He found empty beer cans on the ground
around the vehicle and a partial bottle of rum inside the
vehicle. He confiscated the rum, dumped the remain-
Sder of the beer, issued summonses to the juveniles and
instructed them not to drive.
Dec. 14, disturbance, 7902 Gulf Drive, Haley's
Motel. The complainant reported several guests were
creating a disturbance and the officer advised them to
be quiet. Later the officer was recalled but the guests
left before he arrived.
Dec. 14, assist sheriff's office, 512 Spring Av-
enue, Castaways Resort. The officer responded to the
fire department in reference to an assault and observed
the subject hanging onto an open ambulance door. He
heard the subject tell the victim to say that she was in-
volved in a bad drug deal in Bradenton, said the report.
The officer observed that the victim had been
stabbed in the arm and she said she had been cut at their
residence. The subject said that they had a fight and he
accidentally cut her. He said he stopped at the fire sta-
tion on the way to the hospital because she was bleed-
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The officer took the subject to the residence where
he observed a great deal of blood and recovered the
knife. A sheriff's deputy met them at the residence and
placed the subject in custody.
Dec. 16, Baker Act, 3000 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer responded to a report of a man down and
found the subject bleeding from his lips and crying. A
passerby said he found the subject lying in the middle
of the road and pulled him to the side. The subject re-
fused EMS treatment and said he had many problems
and no place to live and laid down in the road hoping
a vehicle would run over him. The officer placed him
in custody under the Baker Act and transported him the
hospital.
Dec. 16, assistance, 4300 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer put a spare time on the subject's vehicle.
Dec. 16, armed burglary with battery, burglary
with battery, 6500 block of Gulf Drive. The victim
reported he was contacted by two subjects who
threatened to come to his residence and beat him up.
The officer stayed in the area but the subjects did not
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Later the officer was dispatched in reference to a
fight and found one subject who had been sprayed with
pepper spray by the victim. The victim said he was
outside when the subjects arrived and beat and kicked
him and threatened to stab him.
He said he broke free and ran into the residence and
the subjects followed him and beat and kicked him
again. He said he hit one with a broom handle and
sprayed the other, then they exited the residence. The
officer placed the subjects in custody.
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SIsland Sports

The week
that was ...
By Kevin P. Cassidy


Busy week of sports
at the AMICC
If you're a sports enthusiast and didn't like the offer-
ings on television last week, the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center was the place to be. There was youth bas-
ketball to watch on Tuesday and Wednesday with Divi-
sion I and II playing five games.
Thursday kicked off the Center's fourth annual Indoor
Soccer Christmas Tournament sponsored by The Islander
Bystander, LaPensee Plumbing and Allen Sports Center.
It offered competition for boys or girls in seven divisions
ranging from under-8 all the way up to the adults 18-and-
up division.
Saturday saw Island Football Club's U-12s taking on
Manatee East and IFC U-14s taking on Westside United
'#2. The U-8s were in action at Abel Elementary in
Bradenton against Manatee East.
The action got started on Tuesday night with Division
I and II basketball games being played at the Center. The
first game, a Division II match, saw Beach House Suns
take a 22-13 decision over Tree of Life Lakers. The Suns
were led by Jeff Wehing who scored 11 points and An-
drew Pmrdente who scored 10. Amber Sackett added one
basket while dominating the middle from center.
Sign of the Mermaid took a close 48-40 decision over
Hair Motions in a Division I game. Mark Rudacille paced
the Mavericks with 26 points while Mario Torres added
14. Mike Pocino led Magic with 14 and was supported by
Tyler Krauss with 12 and Daniel VanAndel with 10.
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sion II action. Michael Richards led the Heat with five
points and was supported by Michael Cramer and
Kevin Kirn who each scored four. Sam Lott led the
Cavaliers with eight points while Chad Ensley scored
four points.
The second game of the night was also a Division II
affair between Island Real Estate and Air & Energy with
the Sonics coming out on top by a close 19-15 score. Greg
Lowman took home top scoring honors for the Sonics
with 13 points while Shawn Koerber chipped in with four.
Nathan Miller led the Raptors with 11 points while Aaron
Stark and Daniel Miller each scored two.
The last basketball game of the week saw A Paradise
Realty taking a three-point win over Jessie's Island Store.
Joey Mousseau led the Celtics with 13 points in the 30-
27 win. He was supported by Ben Miller's five points and
Taylor Manning and Caitlyn Cosgrove who each scored
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The Island Football Club's U-8 soccer team took a 4-
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 24
two goals and assisted on Logan Bystrom's early tally.
Skyler Purcell also notched two goals while Blake Tyre
rounded out the scoring with one goal. Marcel Hemandez
scored the only goal for Manatee East on a rocket.
The U-14s took on Westside United and came out on
top by a score of 9-1. IFC jumped out to an early 3-0 lead
on three Ryan Quigley goals. Quigley added another goal
late in the first half to stake IFC to a 4-0 lead.
The second half saw more of the same as right away
the Islanders were knocking on the door. Westside's
goalie made a save on a shot by Josh Sato giving the lo-
cals a corer kick. Joey Mousseau took the kick and sent
it into the goal mouth. The goalie got his hands on the ball
but it squirted through and Josh Sato pounced on it to
extend their lead to 5-0.
Five minutes later the Islanders received a direct kick
because of a hand ball by a Westside defender. Mousseau
took the kick and blew it past the surprised goalie from 20
yards to make the score 6-0.
Two minutes later, 10-year-old Brian Felipe got into
the act when he took a pass from Josh Sato and beat the
goalie's far post with a beautiful left-footed shot making
the score 7-0.
Aaron Jawitz momentarily stopped the bleeding when
he took a long pass from the midfield, controlled the ball
with his thigh and hammered a shot past Ben Sato in goal
to cut the deficit to 7-1.
Diego Felipe answered with a spectacular goal of his
own minutes later. He took a pass out of the air at the 18-

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yard line and volleyed it into the far corer only to have
the referee disallow it.
Undaunted, Diego Felipe got the ball back on the next
possession and put the Islanders up 8-1.
The last 10 minutes of the game were dedicated to
getting goalie Ben Sato now playing forward a few
scoring chances. Ben Sato rewarded their emphasis by
finishing with a right foot to end the game 9-1.

SFC eagerly awaits IFC in finals
Defending champion Sarasota Football Club made
it's way back into the finals of the Community Center
Indoor Soccer tournament and now must lose twice to be
unseated as champions.
SFC made it through to the championship game by
recording a tough 5-4 win over a local team fittingly called
the Islanders and by taking a 9-5 win over IFC.
This team of Islanders consists of guys who used to
play in their youth but now play once a year in this tour-
nament. They showed SFC that they still have what it
takes as the winning goal came with seconds left on the
clock sending the Islanders into the losers bracket. There
they played the Hurricanes and suffered an embarrassing
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canes as Richie Bell capitalized on the opposition goalie's
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goal for a 1-0 lead they never relinquished on the way to
a 6-3 win. Man-of-the-match was Matt Bowers, who was
forced to play goalie due to the absence of regular goalie
Lance Bieker.
IFC was in the losers bracket because they dropped
a 9-6 decision in their semifinal meeting with SFC. SFC
raced out to a 5-0 lead as they capitalized on IFC's lack
of a quality goaltender. Several players tried and failed to
play the position before Jeff Nelson settled in with a work-
manlike effort to keep IFC in the game.
After trailing 7-1 at halftime, IFC came out deter-
mined to make the game competitive. They fought back
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A New Year on the beach, lucky us


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Should you spot some folks with binoculars and
clipboards on Anna Maria beaches this week, know
that they're doing some spotting of their own. They're
counting our birds.
Ninety seven years ago, Frank Chapman organized
the first-ever Christmas Day bird census in his native
New Jersey. Now, it's a movement that has spread
around the world and, in this country, it's organized
each year by the National Audubon Society.
This year's Audubon Society Christmas Bird
SCount actually got underway last week in Manatee
County and will continue to Jan. 4. And this is the week
for the shorebird count on Anna Maria Island, so you'll
find folks on the beaches counting both total birds spot-
ted and the type and number of species observed.
When the data is all compiled, we'll bring you the
results.

Island world record
It's official, the new list of world-record fish com-
piled by the International Game Fish Association is out,
and Anthony Manali Jr. of Anna Maria Island now
holds a world mutton snapper record. His fish, shown
last July in The Islander Bystander, weighed in at 28
pounds, 3 ounces.
Manali's record is in the 30-pound test line class.

Here comes El Nino
No, we can't blame everything wrong on El Nino,
although some people seem willing to try. But we will
be seeing some real effects here on the Gulf Coast, ac-
cording to scientists at Florida State University and the
National Weather Service.
For example, FSU El Nino expert James J. O'Brien




By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Dec. 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned canoe in the
Manatee River. A Coast Guard boat responded, but the
person and vessel made it to shore before the Coast
Guard boat reached the scene.
Dec. 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of one white flare fired off Big
Pass. A Coast Guard helicopter responded and
searched the area with negative results.
Dec. 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue vessel en route
to Tampa Bay from Carrabelle. Station Cortez con-
ducted communications checks with all local bridge
tenders, marinas and waterfront restaurants with nega-
tive results.
Dec. 14, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.



Anna Maria Island Tides

Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Dec 24 8:54 1.1 2:13 0.2 7:48 2.0 12:41 0.8
Dec25 10:13 1.1 3:03 0.0 8:26 2.1 1:20 1.0
Dec26 11:18 1.2 3:48 -0.2 8:59 2.2 1:56 1.0
Dec 27 9:34p' 2.2 4:30 -0.3 12:10 1.2 2:34 1.1
Dec28 10:14p* 2.3 5:06 -0.4 12:53 1.2 3:10 1.1
NM Dec29 10:53p' 2.3 5:44 -0.5 1:28 1.2 3:55 1.1
Dec30 11:37p* 2.3 6:22 -0.6 2:00 1.3 4:45 1.1
Dec 31 9:53p' 0.0 7:01 -0.5 2:32 1.3 5:44 1.0
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later


says we can expect a lot more rain than normal this
winter. Already Tampa has gotten more than nine
inches this month, compared to its usual average of
1.19 inches in December.
We'll also be getting more cold fronts than normal
this winter, according to the National Weather Service,
but all that rain means cloud cover and that lessens the
chance of frost. And the fronts are expected to move
through the state faster than normal, driven by much
stronger winter winds than usual.
The rain will also mean our rivers and streams will
carry lots of nutrients into the Gulf, which could result
in better fishing than usual along our coast. That occur-
rence will happen in addition to the fact that our water
temperature along the coast is going to be a few degrees
warmer this usual this winter, according to FSU.
Frankly, after the dry summer and fall we experi-
enced, that added rain is going to be appreciated. At
least we can say that now before it gets here.
So what other effects can we expect? Well, all this
rain should make next year's citrus crop much better
than this year's rather insipid fruit. If you plant root
vegetables, expect some root rot this winter from the
rain if you don't mound up your rows for drainage, and
probably best of all, notice that we almost didn't have
a hurricane season this year, thanks to El Nino.
For Floridians, it's best to be thankful for a mild
storm season when we start blaming El Nino for all of
our other problems.
If you have Internet access and want to know more
about El Nino, try one of these sites:
The Environmental News Network:
http://www.enn.com/elnino/
FSU's Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Predic-
tion Studies:
http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/
NASA:


http://nsipp.fsfc.nasa.gov/primer
U.N. World Meteorological Organization:
http://www/wmo.ch/nino.html

A New Year hope
Some folks call them resolutions, but for most of
us, New Year's resolutions are really just hope. Hope
we can do better on one thing or another.
So former President Jimmy Carter's recent state-
ment about "the total stupidity of American policy to-
ward Cuba" rang a clear bell with me. He was talking
about some new diabolical and mean-spirited policy
towards our island neighbor being promoted by a Mi-
ami congresswoman. She wants to "clamp down" on
Caribbean nations which may be opening relations with
Cuba.
But the truth is that Cuba is our neighbor. Any
chances of it ever being a communist threat to this
country are long since past, and everyone but us seems
to recognize that. For example, Jamaica has recently
begun hiring Cuban school teachers.
So my hope this new year is that by the end of the
year our country will at long last come to its senses and
at least lift the embargo against drugs and medical sup-
plies to Cuba. It doesn't seem like much to ask. Most
of the world, according to a recent vote at the United
Nations, agrees the embargo is wrong.
With a visit from the Pope coming up in Havana
next month, my instinct is that Cuban communism is
about to fall apart. For an example, look at what hap-
pened after this Pope visited Poland. It was one of the
final straws that caused the entire Eastern European
communist community to fall apart.
So, join me next year in Havana, my friends. Let's
all sail over.
See you next week.


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Neither gone nor forgotten
This derelict boat southeast of the Cortez Bridge off the village of Cortez has proven to be an eyesore for
residents and visitors and probably will remain one for about another year, at least. The boat's ownership is
uncertain, so Florida Marine Patrol officials can't have it removed and the owner billed. It now has been
officially classed as an abandoned boat and is eligible for state derelict boat removal funds. The problem,
though, is the grant cycle for those funds closed just as the boat drifted onto the shoal. U.S. Coast Guard
officials have said the boat is not a hazard to navigation, so emergency funds to have it removed are not
eligible either. All involved are monitoring the vessel as it awaits the next grant cycle to be hauled off to the
dump. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


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Grouper getting good offshore; pompano around


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Grouper action offshore is ranging from very good to
excellent for those anglers with boats. Most of the action
is in about 50 feet of water within 12 miles of shore. Pom-
pano fishing remains strong as well, and sheepshead fish-
ing is starting to get good around any piling, pier or dock.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers there
have been catching large black drum, keeper redfish and
a few flounder.
Anna Maria City Pier anglers are bringing home
flounder, but they're finding that mackerel action has
slowed.
Folks going out on the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet for
six-hour trips averaged 250 head of Key West grunts. The
nine-hour trips averaged 38 head of black grouper, man-
grove snapper and red grouper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Dave Pinkham
on the Legend is getting grouper to 19 pounds, large trig-
gerfish, mangrove snapper and some real nice-sized Span-

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Dec. 20 horseshoe games
were George McKay of Anna Maria and
Stephen Ryan of Bradenton Beach. Runners-up
were Bill Cooney of Bradenton Beach and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every
Monday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.


FISHING CHARTERS
FULL OR HALF DAY
SPleasure Cruises Egmont Excursions
Backwater Offshore
AlBiTcl&IcIled.g
FISHCLEANEDFRE


Reservations
Please


778-1990


Capt. Mike
Heistand


WAVE
RUNNERS
FISHING
OR CRUISING
BOATS
PONTOON
BOATS
PARASAILING

778.7990



ANNA MARIA BOAT CLUB
5323 Marina Drive Holmes Beach


ish mackerel. Fishing has been excellent, he said, since the
weather cleared. Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said he's
been catching reds, flounder and mangrove snapper. He
added that sheepshead action should start to pick up now.
Libby at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said there
have been good reports of permit and redfish.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's been doing very well
with pompano and a few redfish.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said redfish
are pretty thick in Terra Ceia Bay and pompano in
Sarasota Bay.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's getting a few pom-
pano too, but lots of redfish.
Vickie at Island Marine said grouper fishing is very
good offshore right now and sheepshead are the best bet
in the backwaters.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Deep South said he's
doing lots of gag grouper fishing, mostly in less than 50
feet of water, and is also getting snapper off the offshore
artificial reefs.
On my boat Magic we've been getting into some red-
fish, sheepshead, pompano and catch-and-release trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's catching redfish around
the area's docks and sheepshead around pilings at about
all the other structures.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said grouper fishing
offshore is excellent right now, with most of the fish
caught within 12 miles of shore and a few being landed
in the passes. Other action includes continued good pom-
pano catches and sheepshead.
Good luck and good fishing.


Capt. Glenn Corder
Charters on
"Zulu Mama"
31 ft. Bertram and
"Deep South"
25 ft. Grady-White
More than 20 Years Experience
(941) 779-1083 or 778-3013


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FISHING CHARTERS
Native Anna Maria Capt. J.D. Webb, Jr.
778-3885 or 778-2075 Docked at Galati's Yacht Basin


Black grouper found offshore
Earl Carpenter and son Bert caught these black
grouper 11 miles offshore over the weekend. It was
Earl's first black grouper. Islander Photo: Courtesy
Island Marine


S/ ISLAND
& CRUISES
Sight Seeing
Snorkeling- Water Taxi



Licensed Coast Guard Captain 778-2761
GGeorge Glaser



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-^ Christmas

Lighted Boat Parade

The Anna Maria Island Christmas
lighted boat parade on Dec. 6 delighted
thousands of viewers this year. All of those
who enjoyed the parade and who might be
motivated to join us next year should know
that along with The Islander Bystander, the
following corporate sponsors significantly
added to the parade's success:
The Islander Bystander
Marina Bay Restaurant
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Barnett Bank
Beach House Restaurant
Boats/US.
Bradenton Herald
1st National Bank of Manatee
Galati Marine
-Gulf Drive Cafe
Jessie's Island Store
Mar Vista Restaurant
Rebecca's Bistro
Rod & Reel Pier
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant
Sandbar Restaurant
Shells Restaurant
Tyler's Ice Cream


Thanks to all and Merry Christmas!
Frank Derfler and Chuck Stealey Co-chainren


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Community Center soccer teams, 1997 season, (partial listing)


BEACH BISTRO. DIVISION II


BEN BRAXTON C.P.A., DIVISION II


GALATI MARINE, DIVISION III


UA DDVR'C ArTrrFTAATA1 r IITrUMV nVISICnM III


HOILME.S RFACH MINI STORAGE. DIVISION III


IIR &'N NRG 1'DI VISION 11
l// & 1NI-:1,RGY. DIVISION II


MORE SOCCER TEAMS NEXT WEEK!


,,JESSIE,'S ISLAND STORE, DIVISION II


BEN WEBB LANDSCAPING, DIVISION II






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 24, 1997 E PAGE 29 I(

A D A FI E D S

ITM -FO ALE -IES O ALECotiue I ANNUNEENS otiue-


LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop, on pre-
mises Longboat Island Chapel. End-of-year clear-
ance sale! Mon.- Wed.-Sat., 9-3. 6140 Gulf of Mexico
Dr. 383-4738.
AVON New Island representative. Call Carol at 795-
1678 or 778-4787.
SELF-CLEANING Kenmore electric range with at-
tached microwave, excellent condition $220.108
yards beige, medium-plush carpet with pad $400.
Bath vanity, 5 ft., blue Formica $250. Call 778-5099.
BEDROOM SET dark wood, four-piece, queen/full
$200. Coffee table, matching end tables, glass/oak
$60. Days 779-1058 or 778-7105, eves. 779-1058.
CLARITY TELEPHONE with volume amplifier, new
in box $45. Sansui two-amplifier speaker system,
largest 14x26. Kneehole desk, 28x50 $40. 778-5817.
FIREWOOD FOR SALE Call Jeff at 778-1560.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. 4-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.

ISLAND MINI ESTATE ON THE GULF
Just renovated! Charming, fully furnished Gulffront home.
Three bedrooms, two private baths and one guest bath.
Greatroom with fireplace. Sun room and skylight. Beau-
tiful old cypress and cedar paneling throughout. Modem
kitchen, dining room, screened lanai. Decks 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 is offered by owner at $895,000. Can be seen by
appointment only. Call 778-2841.


New Custom-Built Canalfront Home Beautiful
3BR/2BA, 10-foot ceilings, three balconies, over-
size storage, 24-foot dock. Reduced. $279,500.
CONDOS
Bayfront Condo Sandy Pointe. Turnkey
furnished, extra nice. $119,000.
Holmes Beach Condo The Fountainhead.
Investor's delight just refurbished. All new kitchen,
tile floors, steps to beach. 2BR/1.5BA. $129,000.
Bayside Complex Imperial House. Easy beach
access, pool, fishing pier. 2BR/1BA. $77,500.
Perico Ground-floor Kingfisher model. Perfect lo-
cation overlooking lake. 2BR/2BA, clubhouse,
heated pool, secured access. $105,000.
Anna Maria Two canalfront lots, sailboat water,
seawalled and ready to build, 145x72. $154,900
each.
Lots of lots on and off the Island. Call us.


FULL-SIZE FUTON 3 months old $100. Sewing ma-
chine with cabinet $50. Formica kitchen table with
leaf, 4 chairs $50. 795-5383.
PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
Holiday bags. $6.50 Ib. to benefit Island Players. Call
778-6956 for information or delivery. Available at the
Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.


ROSER GUILD'S THRIFT SHOP open Tues., Thurs.
9:30-2, Sat. 9-12. Clothing, linens, jewelry. 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, across from the Chapel.
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.


' WAGNEI IMALTY
2217 gulf drive north, bradenton beach. fl 34217

S MICHAEL ADVOCATE
REALTOR/GRI
Several Notches Above!
Knowldge e ExFpenrienr Pferionalism
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
Biographed in Who's
Who in American Law
FREE market analysis of your home
Office (941) 778-2246
Home (941) 778-0608
Pager (941) 215-4202


YOGA & MEDITATION with Harmony Feldmann.
Private, group and couples classes on the Island.
Register now for January classes. 778-3892.
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.


1992 CADILLAC Coupe DeVille, vinyl top, loaded,
62,000 mi. $10,900. Call 778-3829.
1988 RX7 HARD-TOP CONVERTIBLE white, looks
good, runs great! Leather interior, CD player with
surround sound and headrest speakers. Has new
exhaust, catalytic converter, radiator, water pump
and tires. 100,000 miles. $6,700. 778-2832.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.

c CTX MORTGAGE COMPANY
A SUBSIDIARY OF CENTEX FINANCIAL SERVICES
A New York Stock Exchange Company
MORTGAGES THE EASYWAY ...
Low Rates, Fast Approvals
Convenient, Personalized Service
First-Time Home Buyer Program
Customized Programs to Fit All Needs
Vacation/Second Home Loans

(941) 745-5665 or (888) 745-5665
Manatee County's #1 Mortgage Company
3021 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton FL 34205
CTX Mortgage Company. Licensed Mortgage Lender


RARE FIND
Own one of the most spacious duplexes on Anna -, 7',-
Maria! Perfect setup to live in one half and rent the
other. Both units have three bedrooms and are
conveniently located in the heart of Holmes Beach. -- Wishing all of youa joyous and Happy Christmas!
Priced lower than comparable sales to allow for From Bets), Barbara, Nancy, Monica,
needed improvements. $169,900. Sherry and Susanne _.
7/2 *j;;a' Associates after hours: Barbara A. Sato ...778-3509 Nancy Guilford ...778-2158 Monica Reid ...729-3333 Susanne Kasten ...953-3584 SherrySasser ...778-1820
Visit our Web site http://www.manatee-online.com/hills


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Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-7246


WEST PALM Beautiful, bright and
spacious 3BR/2BA home with vaulted
ceilings and a large family room.
$163,000. Includes French doors and a
bay window in living room. #CH26319
RIDGEWOOD OAKS Spacious 2BR/
2BA with 20x20 carport and 20x26 shed
with shower. Eat-in kitchen with an
island, formal dining room, and family
room. Great community with tennis,
heated pool, clubhouse, and shuffle-
board courts. $92,500 #CH25150
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA with
flowing-floor plan features a formal
dinning room plus an eat-in kitchen. A
canalfront home. $195,000. Also in-
cludes a membership to Gulfside
Cabana. #CH23404.


VACATION RENTALS


2BR/2BA Canal home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Pool home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Key Royal home
3BR/2BA Key Royale home

CONDO

2BR/2BA Bayview Terrace, 3 mo. min.
2BR/1BA Across street from the Gulf
3BR/2BA Pine Bay Forest, 3 mo. min.


$2,500 mo
$2,800 mo
$3,200 mo
$3,200 mo


$1,800 mo
$1,800 mo
$2,300 mo


ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS Enjoy the wonders of nature from this nice double-wide 4BR/2BA mobile home with
breakfast room on fenced 13 acres. Includes 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. For your look today, call Carol Heinze 778-5059.
EXQUISITE RIVER CLUB home needs new owners. My current owners must relocate. I was built in 1996 with atten-
tion to details and I enjoy the view of the lake and the entertainment of the 16-hole golf course. I offer 3BR/2BA, family
room, living room, two-car garage, heated and self-cleaning pool. $216,000. #23787. Call Katharina Hewlin 758-2118.
BEACH WALKERS DREAM Great Island 2BR/2BA home, with two-car garage, only a short 1 1/2 blocks to the great
white-sand walking beach. Rinse the sand off at the outside shower. Separate storage for the lawnmower. $159,900.
Call Carol Heinze 778-5059. #25051.
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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 modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.

COVERED BOAT LIFT for rent. Up to 22 ft. Easy
access to bay and Gulf. Located at 426 63rd Street,
Holmes Beach. 779-1083.
1994 JET SKI Seadoo XP, power tilt/trim, adult owned,
well maintained, runs great. Ready to go. Life jackets
and trailer included. $2,850. Please call 778-2426.


BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.
WAITRESS WANTED full/part time. Call Tip of the
Island at 778-3909.
EXPERIENCED ISLAND Real Estate agent wanted
for Florida's #1 Real Estate Co. Contact Nick Figlow
for a confidential interview at Prudential Florida
Realty's Anna Maria office, 778-0766.


STATE-CERTIFIED CNA home-health aide and
companion available for a variety of duties. Call Rob-
ert for appointment 749-7944.

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Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


Dear Friends,
During the holiday season our thoughts are
directed to those who have made the past year
successful and enjoyable for all of us.
We love our beautiful Island and are happy to
share it with all our clients, customers, property
owners and tenants. Thank you all for your sup-
port and loyalty.
We wish you peace of heart and happiness
throughout the coming year.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Nancy, Stephanie, Pat, Ken, Agnes


WEEKDAYS 9A.M. to 4:30P.M.
SATURDAYS 9A.M. to NOON


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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. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.

CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an eye
on your home or rental while you're gone. Free esti-
mate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Also repairs and
remodel. Island Check-A-Home at 778-3089.

AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
HOUSE PAINTING by Henry. Interior/exterior. Call
795-5383.
WALLPAPER BY MARCIA Commercial/residential.
Fifteen years experience. Insured, references. Free
estimates. (941) 778-0024, leave message.
DOLPHIN CLEANING & MAINTENANCE Licensed.
bonded, insured. Quality cleaning services for
homes, offices, condos, seasonals. Gift certificates
available for holiday giving! Call Rick 778-2864. "Let
us do your dirty work."

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.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town and the
best results from classified ads and service advertising!


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j Estate And
Household
Sales


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ANNA MARIA HOME
An Island home with lush tropical landscaping.
3BR/2BA with remodeled kitchen featuring a
greatroom floor plan with open living and dining
areas. Elevated design provides vast storage and
parking area plus a large hobby/workshop
downstairs. Room for a pool. Walk to the Com-
munity Center or the beach. $198,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800. MLS# 26496.

* 3BR/3BA Canal Home ....................... $345,000
* 3BR/2BA Family Home ..................... $169,900

* 2BR/2BA Sea Crest ............................. $142,000

(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252


HOLMES BEACH FOURPLEX
Four 2BR/IBA apartments in two duplexes.
Only one block from beach. Rented to annual
tenants. Good income! $315,000. MLS# 25146.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.

* Fourplex Holmes Beach ..................... $315,000
* Duplex Holmes Beach ...................... $175,000

* Office Building Holmes Beach .......... $310,000
* Motel 10 units, Holmes Beach plus 3BR/2BA
ow ner hom e .................................... $1,000,000
* 3 + acres next to DeSoto Mall............ $750,000

* 3BR/2BA Pool Home in Boat Club
Com m unity .................... ..................... $1,275
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217


AUTO DETAIL inside/outside and under the hood.
Great Christmas gift for car lovers. Several pack-
ages. 778-5215.
PROFESSIONAL WINDOW WASHING Snowbird
seeks weekend work great prices! Call too-tall Tom
at 778-6060.


"GENTLE GARDNER" will weed, plant, manicure and
water your garden with gentle perfection. Call Bar-
bara at 778-6110.
LAWNS CUT palms trimmed, yards cleaned up. Shell
and mulch delivered and spread. Call David
Bannigan at 778-6972.
EXPERT LAWN CUTTING/tree trimming. Affordable,
reliable, insured. Call Jeff at 778-1560.


NO BUGS FOR A YEAR! Guaranteed! Protection
Pest Control Inc. & Lawn Treatment. Call Bob
Bishop, our entomologist at 779-0028 for your free
pest control consultation.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
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See these sights and much more from the deck of
301 South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria.
Owner offers this custom-built elevated home with
an extra-large buildable lot. Water views from every
window, 3BR/2.5BA. Lushly landscaped with native
plants, newer upgraded appliances and A/C. More
than 750 square feet of enclosed workshop and
storage space. Wrap-around deck, many built-ins.
$396,000. Call 778-6835.


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New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
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Bickal at 778-1730.


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REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR Service. Thirty years
experience 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.


SEASONAL 1 BR/1 BA turnkey-furnished apartment,
one block to beaches and shopping. $300 wk. in-
cludes telephone and cable TV. 778-2832.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT North Shore Dr. Spacious
3BR/2BA house with large, nicely furnished rooms.
Cable TV, washer/dryer, large screened porch. Great
neighborhood and beach. Available Dec. through Mar.
$2,800 mo. Phone (941) 778-2541.
ON BEACH 2BR/1BA duplex, sleeps 6, fully furnished,
cable TV', VCR/video library, washer/dryer, microwave,
screened lanai, sundeck. $750 wk. (305) 932-0197.


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ANNA MARIA ISLAND Key West-style 4BR/3-1/2B residence.
Living room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Separate dining
room, master suite with sun deck and hot tub. Three-car garage.
$399,000. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R25701


KEY WEST CHARMER. 2BR/2B elevated home only steps to
Gulf beaches. Open plan with vaulted ceilings, large covered
deck and fenced rear yard for kids or pets. Island living at an af-
fordable price. $159.000. Sara LaPlante, 748-4389. R24171


WATERFRONT
ENGLISH/GEORGIAN ESTATE. Over
3,700 sq. ft. of grandeur on 3 +/- acres on
Palma Sola Bay. European elegance
throughout. Library, den, studio and eleva-
tor. $999,000. Sara LaPlante, 748-4389.
R24084
SPECTACULAR, CONTEMPORARY
SARASOTA BAY RESIDENCE. 4 or 5BR/3-
1/2B on more than 3/4 acre. Two master bed-
rooms, art studio, center-island kitchen, gran-
ite counter tops, marble floors. Boat dock.
$895,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R18884
MAGNIFICENT TWO-STORY GEORGIAN.
Trees, brick walkways, open pool and breezy
porches. Elegantly appointed, masonary fire-
place, crown moldings, French doors, 5BR/
4B. $1,195,000. Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122.
R21398


GULFFRONT ESTATE with its own tennis court. Enjoy fabu-
lous sunsets while tucked away in this private location. 3BR-
3-1/2B. Beautifully landscaped. $1,250,000. Julie DeSear,
794-3041. R25431


TURNKEY FURNISHED. 3BR villa on boating water. New
kitchen and appliances. Dock and easy access to ICW.
Pets OK. Tennis and pool. $172,000. Bob Burnett,
387-0048. C26095


MAINLAND
MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE. 4 or 5BR,
completely renovated, wood floors,
crown moldings. Built in 1905. French
doors, fireplace. Spacious family room
overlooks pool, dock and grounds.
$599,900. Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122.
R18225
NEAR PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1B home on
13 +/- acres. Can become your dream
home or develop, zoned Al. $298,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R/L68499
MANATEE RIVER. Two homesites plus
five apartments. Great opportunity. Pos-
sible to purchase lot with two homesites
and one apartment or two-story home
with four efficiencies. $320,000. Nancy
Keegan, 723-3929. CM23078


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HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Cozy 2BR/2BA steps to
beach and shopping. Great for single or couple.
$650 mo. plus utilities. 795-7805.

HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE condo. 2BR/
2.5BA, across from beach, sleeps six. $585 wk.,
$1,575 mo. 792-6029.
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.
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.
SEASONAL VILLA AVAILABLE now. 2BR/1BA,
ground floor, patio, carport, turnkey furnished. Avail-
able monthly or for season. Call 778-3014.

SEASONALS JAN, FEB, MAR, 1998. North Beach
Village 3BR/2BA fumished. 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.


SEASONAL $300 WK/$1,100 mo. 1BR, screened
lanai. Two miles to beach. Newman's Corner Apart-
ments, 102nd St. and Cortez Rd.
SEASONAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA, fireplace, fully
furnished. $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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND beachfront 3BR/2BA, totally
equipped. Sleeps 8. Sun, swim, snorkel, fish. Avail-
able weekly or by month. (813) 831-6039 or (800)
484-1021 ext. 0387.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA large fenced-in yard, 6x5 storage
area, washer, dryer, living/dining room, patio off
master bedroom. Available immediately. Newly
decorated, carpet and tiles. $650 mo., first, last,
security. 779-2068.
HOLMES BEACH GULFSIDE vacation rental.
Beach privileges, 1BR/2BA, cable, microwave, full
kitchen facilities. Pets welcome. Available Dec. Apr.
$1,395 mo. (941) 778-5579.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA, all appli-
ances, washer/dryer. Two blocks to beach. Available
Jan. 1, 1998. Annual $700 mo. plus utilities, first,
security. (317) 823-4999.
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.
VACATION RENTALS Turnkey 1 and 2BR apart-
ments $330 and $390 wk. Across from sandy walk-
ing beach. Some winter/spring dates available. Call
941-778-2374, Almost Beach Apartments.
HOLMES BEACH Beautiful waterfront home over-
looking Skyway Bridge, 1 1/2 blocks from Gulf, 2BR/
2BA, all inclusive. Available Jan. 6 Apr. (941) 778-
9522 or (813)347-0951.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/1 BA unit at San Remo con-
dos. 5 minutes to beach and shopping. Ceramic tile.
Small pets allowed with deposit. $500 mo. Call Smith
Realtors 778-0770.
SEASONAL RENTAL Spacious, elevated 3BR/2BA
home in Anna Maria across the street from the bay.
$2,300 $2,500 mo. Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex. Newly remod-
eled interior, covered parking, storage area. Great lo-
cation. $700 mo. plus utilities. 313 58th St., Holmes
Beach. 778-1599.
YOUR OWN BLUE HERON! 2BR/2BA lakefront fur-
nished like home. All amenities. Jan. through May,
3 mo. minimum. $1,700 mo. 778-1592.

SEASONAL RENTAL Ground floor, 50 feet from
beach. Heated swimming pool. Newly remodeled,
beautifully furnished, 2BR/1.5BA, first floor. $1,800
mo. plus utilities. Call Rich or Clara, 778-5250.


ANNUAL RENTAL 1, possible 2BR house with ga-
rage, only steps to beach. $700 mo. A Paradise
Realtor, Licensed Real Estate broker, 778-4800.
LARGE 1 BR/1 BA direct bayfront. Very unique down-
stairs apartment. Storage galore, washer/dryer hook-
ups, quiet dead-end street. Also 1BR/1BA poolside
in town. 749-0216.
SEASONALANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA 100 52nd
Street; 2BR/2BA plus 405 80th St.; 2BR/2BA plus -
108 78th St.; 3BR/2BA 794 Jacaranda. Also Gulf and
bay condos. T. Dolly Young & Associates 778-0807.

DUE TO CANCELLATION Elevated 3BR/2BA, fully
furnished. Available Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., 1998. Across
from bay in Anna Maria. Washer/dryer, utilities included.
$2,300. No smokers/pets. (941) 778-0405.

SEASONAL SPACIOUS bright 1 BR, screened lanai,
laundry. Near shopping, one half block to beach.
$400 wk., $1,250 mo. includes utilities. 779-2337.

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SEASONAL RENTAL until Feb. 15. 1BR/1BA, fully
furnished, short walk to beach. $550 wk., $1,350 mo.
(941) 778-7045, leave message. Email
AMI65ST@AOL.com.
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Nice, quiet
first-floor 2BR fully furnished. Walk to beach, restau-
rants, etc. Available Dec., Jan., Apr. No pets/smok-
ers. 778-7107.
CHARMING 2BR/2BA ground-level house. Close to
bay, washer/dryer, caged lanai and pool. Near
Catholic church. Available Jan. and Feb. $2,000 mo.
Coconuts, (941) 778-2277, (800) 331-2508.
LUXURIOUS BEACHFRONT 2BR/2BA condo. Spec-
tacular view of Gulf of Mexico, washer/dryer, heated
pool and spa. Available Jan. $3,400 mo., Feb. $4,000
mo. Coconuts, (941) 778-2277, (800) 331-2508.
LATE CANCELLATION, now available. 2BR/1BA
spacious, private, ground-level house, steps to
beach. North Holmes Beach. Washer/dryer. Avail-
able Jan., Feb., Mar. $2,200 mo. Coconuts, (941)
778-2277, (800) 331-2508.
LARGE 1 BR/1 BA with Florida room available Jan. 1
in Holmes Beach. Nicely furnished, close to beach.
$1,000 mo. Call 778-3519.
WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA vacation house in exclu-
sive Key Royale on Anna Maria Island. Available now
through Mar., 1998 for season, month or week (ne-
gotiable). Jan. $1,600 mo., Feb./Mar. $2,000 mo.
Very nice. 778-4107.
SEASONAL RENTAL Gulf view from all rooms. 2BR/
1BA upstairs. 104 31st St. Available through Apr.
Everything furnished. $1,600 mo. 778-6050.

ROOMMATE WANTED Anna Maria, 1/2 block to
beach/piers. Central air, washer/dryer, comfortable,
relaxed. $400. 778-2934.

HOLMES BEACH Seasonal 1BR furnished, 100
yards to Gulf. Available Jan. 1. Call 778-0103.
HOLMES BEACH Pirate's Den. 1BR/1BA apartment
available now and for 1997-98 season. Immaculate,
turkey furnished, stone's throw to beach. 778-4368.

DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
TRADE YOUR PROPERTY for 11 acres in Califor-
nia overlooking Big Horn CC, Palm Desert and Indian
Wells. Broker cooperation invited! (630) 257-6367.

COTTAGE IN THE WOODS Custom-built country-
style gem nestled in its very own, very private forest.
Instant stress relief! You have to experience the
peace and tranquility of this very charming and
unique property. The best part is it's only 20 minutes
from the beach. This is a very special property per-
fect for single or couple or would make a great sec-
ond home or vacation rental. Must sell now! Sacrifice
$105,000. Owner (941) 795-7805.

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
FL. 778-6155.
ELEVATED HOME 2BR/2BA with covered deck and
enclosed garage. Built in 1993. Located in quiet
neighborhood on dead-end street. By owner
$169,900. 778-8205/2112 Avenue B.
BY OWNER Triplex on large, corner lot. Walk to
beach. 2BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA and efficiency, turnkey
furnished. Many upgrades. $276,900. Call 778-5057.


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.
LOT FOR SALE Anna Maria. View of Gulf. Call (614)
866-4244.
BEST ISLAND BUY Mint condition 2BR/1BA, cathe-
dral ceilings, fireplace, new kitchen. Near downtown.
Only $139,900. Towne & Shore Realty. Call Fred or
Brenda Katz 778-7980.

ISLAND MINI ESTATE ON the Gulf. Just renovated,
charming, fully furnished Gulffront home. 2BR, 2 private
baths and 1 guest bath. Greatroom with fireplace, sun room
and skylight. Beautiful old cypress and cedar paneling
throughout. Modem kitchen, dining room and screened
lanai. Dock and patio overlook Gulf sunsets. Included is an
adjacent second house with four rented apartments pro-
viding 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.

LARGE CUSTOM-BUILT mini estate directly on the
bay. $585,000. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
ELEVATED HOME in Anna Maria, 2BR/2BA with
room for boat or RV storage. $219,500. Call Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
"A" FRAME HOME in Anna Maria, 3BR/2BA. $187,500.
Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
OWN YOUR OWN Island waterfront business! $78,500.
Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ISLAND MOTEL with Gulfviews recently totally re-
modeled inside and out. $1,150,000. Call Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
DIRECT GULFFRONT home, 2BR/2BA with excel-
lent rental history. $527,500. Call Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO SHORES model home and lots for sale.
Great community ideally located between town and
the islands. Model $269,500, lots from $99,500. Call
Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
3BR/2BA WITH LOFT and super custom-designed
interior a must see! $259,500. Call Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ADORABLE AND AFFORDABLE 2BR/2BA family
home close to canal. $157,500. Call Richard Free-
man, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA home steps to beach or bay!
$217,500. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate,
778-6066.
LARGE 145 X 52 buildable lot in Anna Maria. $82,500.
Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
THANK YOU ANNA MARIA! Because of you, our pro-
fessional team of Realtors have listed and sold over $49
million so far in 1997! We appreciate you calling on Is-
land Real Estate for all your real estate needs ... we are
a success because of great customers like you! Island
Real Estate ... our name says it all! 778-6066.
HOLMES BEACH Lovely, quiet area. Cozy remodeled
2BR/2BA, patio, screened lanai. Asking $169,500.
Owner 779-1185. Possible owner financing.
BAY ISLES single-family home. 3BR/2BA, one-car
garage, new roof, deeded boat dock. $174,900.
Owner/broker 778-0159.
RARE GULFFRONT CONDO! 2BR/2BA top-floor
corner unit, turnkey furnished, panoramic Gulf view.
Fantastic investment potential. $209,900. Call Elfi
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Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
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FIRST THE SHEEP, THEN...?

BY FRANCES HANSEN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 1962 Tommy
Roe hit
7 "I'd rather not
hear about it!"
14 Go with the flow
19 "Casablanca"
producer
20 Meteorological
effects
21 "Beggars can't
be choosers" et
al.
22 Start of a verse
25 Ring thing
26 Toothpaste-
approving grp.
27 "I Know" singer
Farris
28 Christian--
29 "Olympia"
painter
31 Every, in
prescriptions
32 Tot's transport
36 They may have
soft shells
37 Filippo Lippi's
title
38 Finger, so to
speak
42 Muezzin's call to
prayer
43 Unnerve
44 Plum pudding
ingredient
45 From Umbria:
Abbr.
46 Verse, part 2
52 Dolly, for one
53 Lust after


54 Sailplanes
55 Stag
56 O.K.
58 Attribute
60 Mug
61 Designer in
J.F.K.'s White
House
63 Take under
one's wing
65 Thin
68 Nice touch
70 "Caught" star
Maria Conchita

73 --garde
74 Netanyahu's
predecessor
75 Starbuck's
captain
76 Its capital is
Altdorf
78 Verse, part 3
83 Galley feature
84 "How now!
-?": Hamlet
85 Caesar's wings
86 Malodorous
87 Christian
Science founder
88 RR stop
89 Jelly Roll
Morton
biographer Alan
91 Locale of
Ptolemy's
lighthouse
93 Good name for a
chef?
94 Hardly a sissy
95 West of
Hollywood
96 Patch up
99 Princess Yasmin
--Khan
100 Obvious clue


105 End of the verse
109 Person in a
booth
110 Trail
(Everglades
highway)
111 Testify under
oath
112 Nervous, with
"up"
113 Clytemnestra's
killer
114 Sprung up
DOWN
1 Draft
2 Harness part
3 K-6: Abbr.
4 St. Pierre and
Miquelon
5 Refuse
6 Classify
7 All there
8 Plunk
9 One of Knute's
successors
10 Cheese made of
52-Across's milk
11 Cuts into
12 French
Revolution
leader
13 Toledo-to-Akron
dir.
14 Extra
15 Not-so-mild oath
16 Stravinsky ballet
17 A Dumas
18 Lao-
21 Lively, to Liszt
23 Dona (Las
Cruces' county)
24 The Magi,
notably
29 Hampton Court
feature


30 They're
nonreturnable
32 Kind of warden
33 Boston
Symphony
conductor
34 Christmas tree
hangings
35 Even one
36 Napoleon
relative
37 W.W. II tyrant
38 Certain rating
39 Friend of Aramis
40 See 72-Down
41 Bugs bugs him
43 Desktop
publisher's
supply
44 Social climber's
concern
47 Affirm under
oath
48 Ragwort variety
49 Strange "gift"
50 They may be
modified
51 Richard
Leakey's
birthplace
57 Setback?
58 Making no
progress
59 Sticks in the
mud
60 Stalin's
persecuted
peasant
62 Bygone delivery
person
64 Source of the
Truckee River
65 It may be toxic
66 Work around
67 Broken


69 Shakespearean
verb ending
71 Babydoll
72 With 40-Down,
Down East
university town
74 Discompose
75 BonAmi
alternative
77 Rubs the wrong
way


79 More odious
80 Crimson Tide,
for short
81 Panache
82 Blue Eagle inits.
89 Mesquite or
mimosa, e.g.
90 Muscateers?
91 Shanxi shrine
92 Marilu of "Taxi"
93 Socked away


Helga's husband 102 Cries of surprise
Thou squared 103 Kind of wave
First South 104 The
Korean president Untouchables,
Hard to hold e.g.
Mayberry's 105 "Naughty!"
Goober 106 W.W. II arena
Biol., geol., etc. 107 Make an
Name of two antimacassar
ancient Egyptian 108 Cockney
kings residence


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Martha J. Williams
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Tom Nelson
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Rebecca Samler
Realtor


Nick Patsios
Realtor


Wendy Foldes
Broker/ Salesperson


Richard Freeman
Realtor


Peggy Waddell
Rental Agent


Melinda Borders
Rental Agent
.; 1.44 V.W


ISLAND ELEVATED HOME on large lot close
to everything! 3BR/2B with room to park 4 cars!
$208,000.


CANALFRONT HOME with pool, dock and
grand foyer with waterfall and more! $595,000.


DIRECT BAYFRONT LUXURY home with
caged cocktail pool, boat dock with davits and
gourmet kitchen! $649,500.


UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL island home di-
rectly on the bay with 600 ft of seawall. Large
25,000 sq. ft. lot! $585,000.


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GULFVIEW TOWNHOUSES with roof garden, NEW LISTING! Canalfront updated home with
elevator and balconies. Each side can be sold sepa- new seawall cap and private 39 ft. dock. 2BR/
rately or $549,000 for entire property. 2B. $229,500.
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CANALFRONT BEST BUY! Great location just
two lots from Bimini Bayou with room for a pool!
$199,900.


LOVELY 3BR/2B home with spacious master
bedroom that opens to the lanai. $169,000.


ISLAND CHARM 2BR/2B home offers much!
Beautiful tropical landscaping, boat space and
dock available. $164,500.

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ATTENTION DEVELOPERS! Gulf Drive to
bay, buildable lot and building for sale 2.49
acres! Call for details!


DIRECT WATERFRONT CONDO with boat
slip. Pool, elevators and covered parking. 3BR/2B
plus den for $264,950.


NEW LISTING in Perico Bay Club! 2BR/2B
first floor condo in great community for
$99,000. Others from $121,500-$189,900.


SUNBOW BAY 4BR/3B townhouse with many STEPS TO THE BEACH! 2BR/2B townhouse
upgrades! Close to everything! $189,900. updated kitchen and baths. $REDUCED$ to
$141,900.


NEW LISTING! Island duplex with possible OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! Large is-
owner financing! Both sides 2/1. $149,900. land duplex completely renovated recently! 2BR/
2B each side. $194,900.


PERICO SHORES, deed-restricted community BEST BEACHFRONT BUY on the island! PERICO SHORES model home pick your col- READY TO BUILD? Several prime island lots
with full lawn maintenance included! Lots from Owner financing makes it easy and quick to own! ors and flooring! Large 3BR/2B home for only available both on and off water from $59,900.
$84,500. $329,000. $269,500.


DIRECT GULFFRONT HOME, turnkey fur- CUSTOM BLILT WATERFRONT HOME i,.
nished 2BR/2B with porch area and outdoor seculded area with two-story coral fireplace and
shower. $527,500. much more! $525,000.


PANORAMIC VIEWS .-.i .-lii., iB tr.-.,, t, .
custom-built home with waterviews from every
window! $397,500.


Bob Fittro
Realtor


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