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Mayor wants citizen say on lawsuit
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner appealed
to citizens last week for their views on the cellular
tower lawsuit with GTE and Smith Realtors.
Both in a statement to the commission and in a
public forum, VanWagoner pointed to two issues -
the city's representation in the lawsuit and negotiations
with GTE. "I, for one, need to know how importantly
our citizens view the outcome of this lawsuit to decide
how far to carry the issues here," he said.
Concerning the city's representation, VanWagoner
said the attorneys are insurance company representa-
tives and their goal is to reduce or eliminate payments.
"Whereas they have an interest in right and wrong,
Big, big trouble in
By Paul Roat
"We're in trouble," is how John Sandberg put the
status of the ongoing work in Bradenton Beach.
The work at the city's pier and along Gulf Drive
and at First Street North is winding down. The prob-
lem is that Sandberg and other members of the city's
Citizen Advisory Task Force have a four-page list of
things that, well, just aren't quite right with the
project. Sandberg said the problems include:
"The boardwalk along Bridge Street leading to
the pier looks like it was built with a chainsaw,"
"It's a mess and is totally, positively unaccept-
The boards on the boardwalk are upside down.
Nails used to secure the boardwalk were too small and
not galvanized, as specified. Sandberg said the contrac-
tor was working to correct the problems on the board-
All of the pavers those decorative streetscape
structures that look like a concrete block turned on its
side at the entrance to the city pier are too high and
have to be removed, the base underneath removed, and
the pavers reinstalled.
Two of the joists on the clock tower are broken.
To replace them will require removal of part of the roof
of the tower.
Storm drains on many of the streets that were
worked on were installed too high, causing water to
pond on the road.
Railroad ties, planned to hold the mulch on the
plantings along the approach to the pier, have not been
Much of the landscaping was planted either too
high or too low and needs to be adjusted.
The supervisor for the job, MegaForce, has been
replaced, Sandberg said, and the owner of the Tampa-
based company has said he will make everything right
on the project "but I'm not sure if he can get the job
"The contractor has said if he is not paid for the
work he's done he will go to court," Sandberg contin-
ued. "The Citizen Advisory Task Force recommends to
pay him nothing until all the work is done to our satis-
Sandberg added that Rick Fawley, the architect for
the project, has assured him he will see that the work
"I hope I've painted a dark picture, because it is a
dark picture," Sandberg said.
Vice Mayor John Chappie, the commission liaison
to the CATF, said many of the problems have been
pointed out to MegaForce officials throughout the
project's construction phases.
"This is not something that has just snuck up on
us," Chappie said. "We have voiced our concerns all
along, and now it's punch list time."
they are primarily interested in keeping costs of law-
suits down," he explained.
The insurance attorneys control the defense of the
lawsuit, not the city or any of its officials; therefore, the
defense is different than it would be if the city em-
ployed a law firm to defend the merits of the suit, he
"We must be careful not to sell our municipal in-
tegrity simply to keep from trying an insurance suit,"
he warned. "We have been put into an extremely awk-
ward position by having to rely on this type of repre-
sentation, involving a basic issue having to do with the
land development code and future of our community."
On negotiations with GTE, VanWagoner said once
the city commission ruled that the referendum process
to be shot on Island
Bradenton Beach is getting on the map or in the
magazines this week.
Photographers, models and a slew of clothing ar-
rived in the city Tuesday in preparation for the summer
Eddie Bauer clothing catalog. The crew is expected to
spend several days at the fashion photo shoot, Deputy
City Clerk Lea Ann Bessonette said.
Locations to be used include the Bradenton Beach
City Pier, Katie Pierola Sunset Park and the clock
tower on Bridge Street, she said.
Not only will the city be featured in the Eddie
Bauer catalog, but it will also receive a little of the
clothing manufacturer's largess in the form of a do-
nation of $500. Bessonette said she expected to
divvy up the funds for maintenance and other
projects at the three sites.
Models and photographers for another catalog,
Chadwicks, are also in the city.
could not be used on a resolution, he agreed to com-
plete the permit process for the tower if GTE would
withdraw the lawsuit.
GTE then demanded that the permit process be
completed within 24 hours of an agreement being
signed, he said. However, completing the process
would require considerably more time.
"With all this, GTE Mobilnet attorneys are still
negotiating with us to include language in the settle-
ment agreement which goes beyond those points of
conflict raised in the lawsuit, and on which there may
be legal questions involving other issues. If they insist
also on having our blood, they may get neither."
Before the city settles, he wants the citizens to
know the terms of the agreement, VanWagoner said.
Members of the
SBradenton Beach Citizen
Advisory Task Force
: have pointed out a host
ofproblems with the
projects near Bridge
Street. Among the
"oopsies" were the
wrong size and type nails
Used in the boardwalk
leading to the Bradenton
Beach City Pier. You
also may have noticed
the clocks on the tower
are stuck in time around
the six-o 'clock hour.
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
JANUARY 14, 1998
j[ PAGE 2 0 JANUARY 14, 1998 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Orimulsion hearings begin again Thursday
By Pat Copeland
A second round of state administrative hearings on
the fuel Orimulsion is slated to begin Jan. 15 and con-
tinue through Jan. 30, if necessary.
The hearings will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, at the Manatee Convention
and Civic Center, One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto.
Public comment is scheduled for Jan. 26.
Florida Power and Light officials hope for ap-
proval to burn the fuel at the company's Parrish plant.
Orimulsion, produced by Venezuela, is a mixture of
bitumen, water and an emulsifying agent.
Judge J. Lawrence Johnston first heard the case in
the latter part of 1995 and recommended approval of
the fuel's use. However, the governor and cabinet, sit-
ting as the Power Plant Siting Board, rejected the re-
quest in April 1996.
In May 1996, the board was ordered by an appeals
court to document its reasons for denying the request.
In September the board asked that the matter be sent
back to the judge because of improvements and addi-
tions to the original plan announced by FPL in May.
These include reducing pollutants, establishing a
$200 million trust fund for Tampa Bay, funding a $1
million vessel tracking system in Tampa Bay, estab-
lishing a $1 million community assistance trust fund
for the residents of Parrish and limiting truck trips by
using trains for pickups and deliveries.
Environmentalists oppose Orimulsion's use, citing
concerns about increased air pollution and spills in Gulf
and Bay waters. They also maintain that Orimulsion is
one of the highest sulfur content fuels on the market.
Last week Manatee County Commissioners voted
5 to 2 that the "board does not agree to burning
Orimulsion." However, since the vote, commissioners
have argued about whether it was a statement of oppo-
sition or an affirmation of the board's previous position
of neutrality. A clarification is expected this week at a
work session on Orimulsion.
Other groups that have joined Manasota 88 and
Manatee County Save Our Bays Association in oppos-
ing the fuel include Parrish Citizens Against Pollution,
Port Tampa Civic Association, CSX Transportation
and AmeriSteel Corp.
The civic groups are concerned about how the
fuel's use will affect their communities, including pol-
lution and increased truck and rail traffic. CSX Trans-
portation, which transports coal, is concerned that it
will cut into its profits, and AmeriSteel wants FPL to
guarantee savings from its use.
Laughs await at Island's first Block grant
dinner theater production drainage
Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" is a "no <--im prom ents
brainer" for theater-goers looking for laughs to add im p ro
to their enjoyment of Anna Maria Island.
The Sandcastle Players Inc. and Marina Bay C Om in g to
Restaurant in Holmes Beach are the first to offer
dinner theater to the Island. The production opens
Thursday, Jan: 29. Anna Maria
Messy Oscar Madison, played by James Lewis,
can't figure out if his new singles life is helped or hin- By Andrew White
dered when his poker buddy, neat-nik Felix Unger, Islander Reporter
played by John Dunkin, comes to stay after being The $500,000 Community Development Block
tossed out of his home by his wife. Lewis and Durkin, Grant received by Anna Maria City is on its way to
business partners off stage, have previously delighted e" making major improvements for low- to moderate-
Island audiences with "Who's on first?" Abbott and income families in the area.
Costello performances. The main focus of the grant is drainage improve-
The antics add up at the odd couple's weekly ments, which Anna Maria city officials say are sorely
poker games when buddies Roy, played by Bill needed. The three areas receiving aid are residential
Willis; Winnie, played by Candace Artim; Speed, neighborhoods at Rose Street, Spring Avenue, Palm
played by Michael Cuttler; and Marie the cop, and Hardin streets. These areas will receive drainage
played by Laura Morales, ante up more than cash. improvements totaling $336,000.
To up the stakes, the neighborly Pigeon Sisters, The neighborhoods at Spring, Palm and Hardin
played by Debron Keller-McCartney and Sami will also get new sidewalks at a cost of $52,000. The
Blouin, do their best to comfort Oscar and Felix in remainder of the grant goes to the engineering firm
their many hours of need. and administrative fees for the grant writer.
The box office opens at Marina Bay Restau- Specific plans for the drainage improvements are
rant, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, on not yet finalized but Public Works Director Phil
Thursday, Jan. 15., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Call Charnock has swales in mind. "I'd like to put in
778-7133 for information. Dinner theater premier swales on either side of those streets to prevent the
Evening performances are Jan. 29-31 and Feb. Tickets for the Sandcastle Players presentation of flooding in people's yards."
3-7. Sunday Brunch matinees are Feb. 1 and 8. "The Odd Couple" go on sale Jan. 15 at Marina As of now Charnock is in the process of meeting
Tickets are $25 per person and include dinner Bay Restaurant, Holmes Beach. The Neil Simon with the grant writer and engineering firm to lay out
with a choice of three entrees, salad, beverage, tax, comedy opens Thursday, Jan. 29, for 10perfor- the procedure for the project.
or brunch, and the show. A cash bar will be available. mances. Oscar Madison, played by James Lewis, The original work plan stated that the city would
The Sandcastle Players is a not-for-profit theater left, and Felix Unger, played by John Durkin, begin advertising for construction bids in August and
company. Proceeds will be benefit the organization's bring to the Island the funny and memorable award a bid by September.
summer theater workshop for children. characters made famous on stage, screen and Construction is scheduled to begin in October
Call 778-5405 for general information, television. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney and be finalized by August 1999.
Gulf Drive drainage work starts in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Work began last week on a $500,000 drainage
project throughout much of southern Bradenton
Work is scheduled to take about 90 days, but lane
closures will be kept to a minimum, according to
Florida Department of Transportation Project Engi-
neer Albert Rosenstein.
The project will be constructed by Pepper Con-
struction. Work to be done includes placement of
stormwater pipes and creation of a retention pond for
stormwater runoff near the Gulf Drive/Cortez Road
DOT representatives have said no businesses
will be impacted during construction.
The project boundaries include Gulf Drive from
Third to Seventh Street South and from Fourth Street
South to the bay. A pipe will be installed on the west
side of Gulf Drive, with an additional pipe running
along Fourth Street South eastward to allow
stormwater flow off the streets.
Another element of the project will stretch from
Second to Sixth Street North. There, the pipes will
be on both the east and west sides of Gulf Drive.
There will also be a stormwater retention pond
at the southeast corner of Gulf Drive and Cortez
Road to hold water during heavy rains, plus a pipe
north of Cortez Road to the bay near the Bridgeport
Additional drainage improvement will be made
at the S-curves in the 1900 Block of Gulf Drive.
Rosenstein said the work would begin at Fourth
Street South, then extend south before taking the
Not everyone in the city is enthusiastic about the
project, especially the location for equipment stor-
age, which is between Fourth and Fifth Streets South
at Cortez Beach.
"You're taking up parking spaces and blocking
views of residents," Vice Mayor John Chappie told
Rosenstein last week during a city commission meet-
ing on the topic.
"Why can't you use the north end of Coquina
Beach at the bay side for a staging area?"
"That trailer is sitting there in violation of city
ordinances, it's blocking our view and you've torn
up Fourth Street South something terrible," resident
Dick Griffin said. "I though you were going to use
Coquina Bayside for a staging area."
Rosenstein said the Cortez Beach location is
more centrally located for the project and should al-
low the work to move at a quicker pace.
"The owner of the Bird's Nest Apartments
[across the street from the equipment storage area]
seems to be OK with us being there," Rosenstein
Commissioners and residents appeared to reluc-
tantly accept Rosenstein's explanation, although
Chappie seemed to sum up the commission senti-
ments when he said, "I wouldn't want your job for
love nor money."
For more information, call Rosenstein at 359-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER JANUARY 14, 1998 0 PAGE 3 Ef
Mayor seeks firm to represent city in suit
By Pat Copeland
Mayor Bob VanWagoner last week asked the city
attorney for a recommendation on a firm to represent the
city in a mandamus action filed by resident Joan Perry.
Perry, who filed the petition on Jan. 2, demands that
the city follow its referendum procedure concerning the
city commission's approval of a cellular phone tower in
In the suit, Perry said she wants to maintain the small-
town ambience and character of the area and the aesthetic
charm of the Island and that "the proliferation of radio
communication towers within the City of Holmes Beach
will substantially and adversely detract from the
Following approval of the construction of a GTE cel-
lular phone tower at Smith Realtors, 5904 Marina Drive,
Perry spearheaded a petitioners' committee to initiate ref-
erendum proceedings. The referendum petition was
deemed sufficient in October.
According to the city charter, the commission had 30
days to repeal its action. If the commission did not do so,
the question would go to voters in a regular or special elec-
tion 60 to 90 days after the petition was determined suf-
ficient. If the majority of the voters opposed it, the ordi-
nance would be repealed.
When the 30 days was up in November, residents
demanded that the commission complete the process as
required by the charter. However, commissioners tabled
the petition issue after it was added to the lawsuit filed by
GTE and Smith Realtors against the city and three offi-
Commissioners had also declined to rule on the issue
of whether the referendum process applies to resolutions.
The tower construction was approved by resolution and
the referendum process refers only to ordinances.
In December, residents again demanded that the com-
mission act on the petition. It killed the issue by voting that
the referendum process does not pertain to resolutions.
Resolution acts as ordinance
In her petition Perry maintains that the resolution
should be treated as an ordinance because:
It is legislative rather than administrative.
It "establishes a permanent property right with re-
spect to GTE's use of the subject property and more sig-
nations craftsmen Steve Carter,
left, and Steve Harvey carved
out a pair of dolphins at one of
the most popular attractions at
Community Affairs' event. The
promoter is scheduled to return
with another show in March.
Meanwhile, you can call the
carvers at 706-864-1071 for
work done on your property.
nificantly creates a new citywide policy with respect to the
treatment of cellular communications as 'essential ser-
vices' and 'broadcasting facilities.'"
The commission's determination that cellular com-
munication towers are essential services or broadcasting
facilities "amounted to an amendment of the city's land
development code. Such an amendment should have been
accomplished by means of an ordinance."
Perry further maintains that the powers of initiative
and referendum are "a reservation of power by the citizens
from the city" and it is the people's right "to exercise their
inherent or political power over the city commission on
matters of local concern."
Anna Maria City
1/20, 7 p.m., Board of Adjustment
1/22, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
1/20, 9 a.m., Commission work session
1/20, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
1/15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., State Administrative
Hearing on Orimulsion, Manatee Convention
and Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
1/15, 9:30 a.m., Island Flood Mitigation
Committee, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
1/17, 9 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic Associa-
tion, tour of Manatee County Jail and Farm,
personal car caravan leaving from
Holmes Beach City Hall.
1/19, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planing
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
1/21, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Anna Maria City Hall.
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10 PAGE 4 E JANUARY 14, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Heritage Trail development continuing
By Paul Roat
Environmentalists, hikers, boaters, historians and
culture fans will all convene Wednesday, Jan. 14, for
the unveiling of the Heritage Trail. Tampa ,cre 41 TH E
Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Sudakoff Hall at the Uni- H E. ,.n R ITA E
versity of South Florida-New College campus, the B -; ...E
meeting will provide a forum for further refinement of Bse: T R A IL
the system in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Pomi .."
The Heritage Trail is a blend of environmental, B1 ai E e.- Gamb e 1 COU N IT Y
cultural and historical places of interest. Once the ar- )Anna Maria it. P 'on... A .
eas are identified, signage will be developed and an in- FOR.. N. F0 R UM H
formational brochure produced to lead visitors and resi- Memorial a' Jt
dents to the special sites. H.ia l
On the Island, the Heritage Trail will feature: R H Statke R.ca eiartee
Beach;.: Rive Iarkf Hote' "State Recreationa[ Area -)
Anna Maria City Pier. .
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria. iNm BRAD N O -
Bean Point in Anna Maria.) The Sarasota Bay National
S..., 'Estuary Program and the
Coquina BayWalk at Leffis Key in Bradenton c.l j J -, EstuaryL Program and the
a8n.a National Park Service
Beach. at Lefn i; Cros ley e \ invites the public to attend
Coquina Beach and Bayside in Bradenton Beach. Greer .- the second regional
Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach. rer arasoe Bay 0 E charrette to review the
Bradenton Beach City Pier. Longboat Ke development of the
Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach. University Pkw Heritage Trail System.
Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach. J Unm M. Duaite .: \
Rod and Reel Pier in Anna Maria. SARASCTA
Anna Maria Island Art League in Holmes Beach. \ \ t ..
Artist Guild of Anna Maria Island in Holmes Gulf '. -" ', TheSystem will
Beach. Of "'- of ~ Fruilville Rd link the areas
Island Players in Anna Maria. nI.XICO -' *,[ Ap.~~ e Icultural, natural antd
Mexico "'" cultural, natural an
Old City Jail in Anna Maria. Lido Keyi ' er heat
Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. . .rs;arkf promoting a se nse
The Heritage Trail is a joint effort of the Sarasota . Bee Ridge Rd O g enhan n
7-.of place, enhancing
Bay National Estuary Program and the National Park stewardship and
Service. Wednesday ecotourism for
According to Jaime Doubek with the Sarasota Bay Jan alarkRd the region.
Program, "The trail will promote a sense of place and 'V.AN-
will preserve the community's heritage elements. It 1998: .- -
will improve access to the bay and other scenic water- 6:30-8:30 r .m. -"l
way vistas. Education about the area will be attained : Myaka River Stte Part,
through interpretive signage and brochures. The link- at the USF /. a
age will also provide complementary continuity Sudakoff Hall asey Key
throughout the region."
The goal of the program is to provide visitors and The Heritage Trail Bfac E ren
residents with a glimpse of the "real Florida" some- community forum is 'Bri
thing more and more visitors are seeking when they open to the public. orer
come to the Sunshine State. For more information about the : aurel
Here's an excerpt from a March 1996 Florida Sarasota Bay Heritage Trail. '' '.-: .. La S
Trend article, "Marketing the Real Florida," by Herbert contact: Jaime Doubeknl .
at Sarasota Bay National
L. Hiller: Estuary Program. .
"Florida tourism is losing market share because 941-359-5841 -
consumers around the globe increasingly prefer desti- Pleas joi foi .rthe'iunl, n of: r,, .. '\
nations that evoke a strong and unique sense of place. the concteand .
the conce.tuaLtmotster, amand! 'L...7;7--"----. .
In the face of this trend, Florida continues to squander selection .oa ligo ;desV : .,
its natural and cultural assets, to the point that its im- orthe oail..Systta ~a
age is now increasingly that of a non-place a land'. .: -
of generic attractions and condo canyons, surrounded "^ -"
by fearless sprawl that might as well be anywhere." ''-\ ENGLEWOOD
Once established, the Heritage Trails here may be .1 ,-,.., --
used as a model throughout Florida as a way to allow : ..' .
visitors and residents an opportunity to get closer to ... ., -. '
'Cortez for Cortezians' county planner advises
"Cortez is a unique and special place and we want
very much to keep it that way.
"If the people there want it that way."
That is the assessment and the promise of Janet
Hoffman, principal planner for Manatee County. She
emphasized that the county has no plans, no agenda for
the historic fishing village's future.
"The future belongs to the people who live there.
It's their place," she said. "We will help if help is
She was discussing an earlier proposal to survey
Cortezians on waterfront use similar to a poll which she
Storm-proof manual offered by Red Cross
Blame another one on El Nino, but this time
there's a little prevention rather than reaction in-
volved with the anticipated bad winter weather
coming at us.
The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red
Cross in Tallahassee is offering a limited quantity
of Coastal Construction Manuals to Floridians. The
$7 manual offers technical guidance on how to
design and construct buildings in areas subject to
coastal flooding so the potential risk of damages
from both flood and wind are minimized.
The technical criteria contained in the manual
can be used to comply with the performance stan-
dards of the National Flood Insurance Program.
The book is intended for use by designers, build-
ers, developers, community building officials and
anyone else interested in "storm proofing" their
To order the 257-page book, send a check for
$7 to: Disaster Services, Capital Area Chapter
American Red Cross, 187 Office Plaza Drive,
Tallahassee FL 32301.
conducted last fall to see what people there wanted to
do about three narrow accesses to the water; it turned
out they wanted to leave that situation as it has been for
That new, broader survey is on hold for now, she
said, and may be underwritten by a state program a
couple of years down the road.
That would come under the Waterfronts of Florida
program, initiated to help communities harmed by the
prohibition of inshore net fishing. Last March the state
chose three such communities and Cortez lost out,
which Hoffman feels was just as well.
"Let the program get its feet wet elsewhere, and
when the kinks are ironed out of it we will try to get it
for Cortez," she said. That will be in March 1999.
In the near term she said she hopes the people of
Cortez can reach some consensus on what they want to
do with their waterfront.
She stressed again that the county has no agenda,
that what happens to Cortez has to be left up to
Cortez- "not necessarily geared to the fish houses or
views of the bay, but strictly what the majority wants."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 14, 1998 0 PAGE 5 JEI
Consultant to help draft cell tower ordinance
By Pat Copeland
Realizing that it was at home plate without a bat,
the Holmes Beach City Commission last week hired a
consultant to help draft its cellular tower ordinance.
The city paid to fly consultant Jayne Gerdeman
from Cincinnati to make a presentation to the commis-
sion. Gerdeman has also been hired by Manatee County
help draft its cellular tower ordinance.
"Your moratorium expires on Feb. 19 and you have
a week and a half to get this done," Gerdeman stressed.
"Do not delay this and do not extend this. You do not
want to be that government body being dragged
through the sand. It's not worth it."
Gerdeman said an ordinance drafted by Planning
Commission Chairman Sue Normand several months
ago is "a very good start" and she will work with
Normand via fax to revise it.
"You cannot keep these companies (cellular pro-
viders) out," she said. "You're going to have to find a
way to work with them. That process of how you work
with them is what has to be spelled out in this ordi-
Commission Chairman Don Maloney asked about
Gerdeman said she charges $150 per hour or by the
project. After some discussion she said it would be
cheaper for the city by the hour and she could complete
the city's ordinance for $3,000 or less.
Maloney asked if the Feb. 19 deadline could be
"It can be extended but there are inherent risks in
doing that," City Attorney Patricia Petruff replied.
"You run into the age-old questions of did you work in
good faith or are you trying to delay companies by ex-
tending the moratorium? If you choose to do that I
would suggest that you do it for a very short duration
and that you do it with your eyes wide open."
Commissioners also agreed to compensate
Normand for her work on the ordinance because it is
above and beyond her duties as planning commission
Petruff said the city commission must declare an
emergency in order to waive formal bid procedures and
hire Gerdeman and Normand immediately.
Commissioner Luke Courtney noted that the ordi-
nance states that the moratorium ends on Feb. 1 not
Feb. 19, as previously believed.
Petruff said Feb. 1 is the correct date.
Commissioners plan to meet with Gerdeman this
week to complete the draft. Public comment will be
taken at 9 a.m. on Jan. 20. The first reading will be at
7 p.m. on Jan. 20.
The commission must first approve a motion that
an emergency exists, then approve a statement that the
conditions and circumstances necessitate adopting a
resolution to hire Gerdeman and Normand, then pass
the resolution and issue the contracts, Maloney ex-
Commissioners agreed that the terms of the con-
tract for Gerdeman are for 30 days not to exceed
$3,000. The terms for Normand are $50 per hour with
total charges not to exceed $1,000.
Maloney said the commission should extend the
moratorium to protect itself in case it is unable to com-
plete the ordinance by Feb. 1. He suggested an exten-
sion of 30 days.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner suggested Feb. 19 as the
extension date, because that is exactly six months from
the date the moratorium was passed.
"I think it would help protect you from a (legal)
challenge," VanWagoner explained.
"I'm nervous that we might not have enough time,"
"I fear that by extending the moratorium a com-
pany can come in and say we're being unreasonable
and we extended it to keep the company from making
its proposal," Commissioner Ron Robinson said. "We
should make our best effort to get it resolved by the
30th and if we can't, then extend it to the 19th."
"If we get that close, we won't have the time to
pass an ordinance to extend it," VanWagoner replied.
The first reading of the extension will be at 7 p.m.
on Jan. 20.
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We've got a good opportunity to do some good
things, thanks to the folks at the Sarasota Bay Na-
tional Estuary Program and the National Park Ser-
The Heritage Trail proposal is being discussed
again. More than a year in the making, the Trail has
brought people together from diverse interests and
divergent locales to promote the things we like -
beaches, bays, parks and cultural highlights.
The establishment of the Trail should provide
visitors and residents a glimpse of the "real Florida."
"The trail will provide a tapestry of recreational
areas, historical places, cultural and art centers, sig-
nificant natural resource locations and scenic water-
way systems," Trail organizers have said.
Once established, our Heritage Trail will serve
as a model throughout Florida of a way to allow
visitors and residents to get closer to nature.
Participants in the planning process for the Heri-
tage Trail have spent a year identifying spots they
believed were important due to their cultural, histori-
cal or natural significance. There's no reinventing
the wheel with this process -just reorganizing and
compiling what we've grown to love about the
Manatee and Sarasota area and are willing to share
The Florida drive for the tourist dollar is impor-
tant, and just as studies are indicating that more and
more visitors are "ecotourists," interested in the en-
vironmental aspects of the region they visit, the Trail
becomes more timely.
Here's an excerpt from a March 1996 Florida
Trend magazine article, "Marketing the Real
Florida," by Herbert L. Hiller: "Florida tourism is
losing market share because consumers around the
globe increasingly prefer destinations that evoke a
strong and unique sense of place. In the face of this
trend, Florida continues to squander its natural and
cultural assets, to the point that its image is now in-
creasingly that of a non-place a land of generic
attractions and condo canyons, surrounded by fear-
less sprawl that might as well be anywhere."
The Trail blazes through Anna Maria, north to
Bean Point and south to Leffis Key. It even touches
on Egmont Key a bit of a stretch if you were to
try biking this environmental linkage. It's not really
so much of a trail you see, as it is a unified effort to
promote our assets.
And don't we have a lot of those to share?
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catheterization at Boston Children's Hospital on Jan.
14, your press day. I'm hoping you and your readers
can help us out with some positive thoughts. It's always
seemed to help in the past.
We're stressed, even though the complication rate
is relatively low. Please say some prayers.
Sean and Susan Murphy, Holmes Beach
Island Christmas says 'thanks'
for successful year
Island Christmas was coordinated by All Island
Denominations, an ecumenical outreach organization
composed of all seven Island churches.
Christmas was brightened for 27 families who re-
ceived gifts, toys and food. It all was made possible by
generous gifts of money, canned food, turkeys, cereal,
bread, gifts and toys given by our church members,
Island residents, visitors and the Island business com-
Thanks to the volunteers who shopped, wrapped
and helped in so many ways. A special thanks to Paul
Horvat for the use of his facility for our headquarters.
You were all angels who brought cheer to many.
Jeanette Cashman, chairperson,
1997 Island Christmas
Fundraiser, friends lift spirits
of ill Islander
To just say thank you just doesn't seem to be
enough to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you
who participated in my benefit held Dec. 14, but, be-
ing at a loss for any other words, I thank you, thank
you, thank you!
Thanks to all of you who donated money, services
and time. I'd like to thank you all and excuse me if I
In special recognition, special thanks to Shelda
Lilienfield, Barbara and Stephen Szabo, Patty Prudente
and all the folks at the Marina Bay Restaurant for get-
ting this event underway and to my family. I heard it
was quite a party. Unfortunately, I couldn't be there
and you all know
how I hate to miss a good Island
Also, special thanks to Brian Bebe, Larry Rich and
Reid Frost and Bernie Roy thanks guys. I can't wait
to be able to jam with all of you again!
I also would like to thank all of you who sent flow-
ers and cards during my hospital stay and especially to
those who went "over the bridge" to come and visit. It
meant so much to me. And to all of you who prayed for
me, I know your prayers helped me in my recovery.
You know, when I moved to the Island 15 years
ago, I said to myself, "This must be God's special little
Island where He put all of his special people on it." The
more I live here, the more I believe this to be true.
Again, thank you one and all and may God bless
Patty Spaziani, Anna Maria Island
A poem for the Island Poet
Life has not ended, it's only begun,
For the Island poet, Bud, who loved the sun.
His poems were a lesson, straight from the heart,
I was saddened from this life he did part.
I did not know him, but the poems he wrote,
Were of life's journey, some with a joke.
A snowbird I am, this Island I love,
May he rest in peace, like the symbol of the dove.
Joan Roe, Holmes Beach
Reader remembers Island
When you're proud of your town and want all
to know it,
A poem by Atteridge was a good way to show
His wisdom and candor,
Caused The Islander Bystander
To give him the title of our "Island Poet."
Dan "On The Edge," The Off-Island Poet
SEditor note: We'd love to take the credit but
Atteridge's poetry first ran in the now-retired
Beachcomber, an Island shopper.
THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Part 11, The Drowsy Thirties
by June Alder
Anna Maria Island postman "Uncle Sam" Ditmus beside the mail truck he
turned into a red-white-and-blue covered wagon.
The most popular Anna Maria Is-
land character in the 1930s and sev-
eral decades after that was the mail-
man, Harry Ditmus, known to everyone
as "Uncle Sam."
His was the longest-running "char-
acter act" on an island known for hav-
ing more than its fair share of eccentric
He certainly led quite a life.
He was born near Coney Island.
His father ran a wire service taking bets
on the horses. His mother was the pro-
prietor of a hotel that became the fa-
Dad Ditmus died broke and his son,
crazy about horse racing, spent the next
15 years as a special handler of track
gate receipts for the famous Pinkerton's
detective agency. He became a Broad-
way stage manager and then traveled
the country putting on old-style road
shows, featuring such attractions as
"Molly Williams and Her Burlesque
Organization" and "The Smart Set," a
Negro musical troupe.
When burlesque and vaudeville
died, Ditmus went to sea as second
purser on the "SS Morro Castle" run-
ning between New York, Havana and
Vera Cruz. He stood two years of it,
until he landed a job with the Ringling
Circus, toiling in the wardrobe depart-
ment. (The experience gave him a great
store of stories to tell about Big Top
On tour with the circus in 1918, he
came down with pneumonia in Kansas
City, no place to be ill in. Recuperating
that winter in Sarasota, he looked
around for a place to settle down. He
picked quiet Anna Maria Key. For the
first few years there he made ends meet
caring for some of the few elaborate
beach homes, such as the winter resi-
dence of political columnist Walter
Needing steadier work, he signed
on with the Anna Maria City post office
where all Island mail came in to be
Every week day he drove down the
island to Bradenton and back delivering
the mail. A showman to the core, he
grew a goatee and started to dress up
like a Wild West-style Uncle Sam
wearing a high-crowned hat and mili-
tary-type leather puttees.
To enhance the patriotic effect, he
painted his old truck red, white and blue
and put a canvas top on it. On one side
he plastered a beer poster depicting an
Old West mail coach trying to outrun
attacking Indian horsemen. On the other
side he printed in large letters the ad
slogan, "Always Buy Chesterfields."
That final touch got him in hot wa-
ter with the postal authorities who
looked askance at turning government
vehicles into advertising billboards. So
Ditmus obligingly painted out all of the
letters except A, B and C, putting in
their place the words Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach and Cortez (this was
before there was a Holmes Beach).
For more than 30 years, Ditmus
kept up his routine, scarcely ever miss-
ing an hour of work. Though he strove
to keep himself physically fit, as befit-
ted the personafication of the American
nation, in late 1957 his health began to
fail. The story goes that his friend
James Zerby (formerly Bradenton
Beach city clerk and some years later
mayor of Holmes Beach) filled in for
him for a while.
The day before New Year's Day of
1958 he left Zerby a note in which he
"ordered, ordained and requested" that
the mail must be delivered on New
Year's Day. He added, "See Hebrews
13, verse 13." (As everyone knows -
right? this passage declares "Jesus
Christ is the same, yesterday, today and
Twenty-six days later "Uncle Sam"
Ditmus was dead.
In the Islander newspaper's obitu-
ary, editor Harry Varley reminded read-
ers that his departed friend's favorite
expression for death was "gone West."
An appropriate phrase indeed for the
Island's beloved "covered wagon"
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Opal is twice as nice as sugar, spice
By Michelle Timpanaro
Sugar and spice and everything nice ... is how the
rhyme goes, but the Island Players presentation of "Ev-
erybody Loves Opal" is twice as nice. A touch of
drama, a cup of comedy and a whole lot of love went
into this play.
The time and setting of the play are irrelevant, as
explained by director Kelly Wynn Woodland. When it
comes down to it, the moral of the story is what makes
this tale timeless.
But for the Players performance, Woodland chose
the late 1950s to early '60s and an old, rundown West
Virginian-style country home to create the perfect set-
ting for Opal Kronkie to pursue her career, like her
father and grandfather alike, as a seasoned junk collec-
A regular on the Island Players' stage, Jo Kendall
gives an impressive and radiant performance. Opening
the first scene of the first act unaccompanied, Kendall
prompts the audience to ease back in their seats to en-
joy an evening of good old-fashioned comedy. As
Opal, Kendall enlivens the audience with her Chaplin-
Kendall's expertise shows through as she articu-
lates her every action, inspiring and reminding the au-
dience how important and eventful each fleeting mo-
ment can be, even if it is simply doing chores around
Also in the first scene Gloria Glulock and
Bradford, played by Teresa Turiano and Jack
Dougherty respectively, make an abrupt and unan-
nounced entrance as they invite themselves into Opal's
home as if visiting grandma. Turiano is exceptional in
her role as Gloria. Capturing the audience's attention,
Turiano portrays a loud-mouth blonde bombshell
whose rambunctious attitude sometimes gives way to
introduce the audience to the true underlying child.
Gloria's accomplice Bradford is played by Jack
Dougherty, a newcomer to the Island stage. His exten-
sive vocabulary and professional etiquette could fool
anyone into believing he is really a renowned chemist
for Gloria's "firm," as she claims him to be. But poor
unsuspecting Opal believes Miss Glulock's scheme (to
use old bottles Opal has collected over the years for
Gloria's new line of perfume) to be a legitimate busi-
The Island Players also welcome back Gary
Brame. Brame has returned to perform on the Players
stage after a five-year absence. As Solomon Bozo,
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Brame arrives on the scene as the third conspirator in
this smelly scam. Informing his co-conspirators that the
police are hot on their trail, Solomon impresses upon
Gloria and Bradford their need to find a new hide-out
quickly. But where? Why not Opal's! Who else would
unquestioningly open her door and welcome three
The three promptly concoct a plan to hustle Opal.
They decide to make her a silent partner in the "firm,"
and within minutes these oddball scam artists' inten-
tions turn fatal. With an implausible scheme to take out
a life insurance policy on their new, trustful and unsus-
pecting associate, the three adjourn to consider ways to
knock off Opal. The plan would then be complete when
they could collect on the insurance policy after Opal's
Appearances throughout the play are made by Tom
Kocherry and Douglas A. Gordon. In his debut perfor-
mance at the Island playhouse, newcomer Kocherry
tries to maintain his stature in his role as a doctor and
medical examiner for an insurance company. His at-
tempts to conduct a medical history examination on
Opal leaves the audience in stitches as the patient ends
up making a mockery of the doctor's inquisitions.
Gordon, who is also making his first appearance in
this Island Players production, depicts a warm-hearted,
small town police officer who periodically stops by Opal's
house to make sure his good friend is doing alright.
John Patrick's "Everybody Loves Opal" is an ex-
citing comedy which teaches a vital lesson. As noted
by director Woodland, appearances can be deceiving,
and in this crazy and mixed-up world we are able to see
that "normal" is just a setting on the dryer.
The Island Players production of "Everybody
Loves Opal" runs through Sunday, Jan. 25. Curtain
times are 8 p.m. except for the first two Sunday mati-
nees, Jan. 11 and 18, which start at 2 p.m. There is no
matinee on Sunday, Jan. 25. The theater is dark on
The theater is located at Gulf Drive and Pine Av-
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Daily, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and also an hour before each
performance. For ticket reservation and information
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It's fair time for Manatee County
By Jim Hanson
From auction to zoo and a whole alphabet in be-
tween, including "F" for food ah, the food! the
Manatee County Fair opens Thursday, Jan. 22, for a 10-
Crowds in the neighborhood of 100,000 attend the
annual event at the fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W., in
Palmetto, said manager Bill Rickly.
Gates open at 1:15 p.m. on opening day, 10 a.m.
other days except for Saturday, Jan. 24, when livestock
judging starts things early at 8 a.m., and the next day
when gates open at noon. Exhibit buildings close at 10
p.m. daily, the grounds at midnight.
Admission for adults 13 and up is $5 at the gate, $4
advance sales, and youngsters 6 to 12 pay $2 at the gate,
$1 for advance sales. Those age 5 and under get in free.
Library closes for
national holiday Monday
The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach will
be closed on Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of the
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Call 778-6341 for more information.
Mote rep discusses
manatees at historical
Dwight Davis, past president of volunteers at Mote
Marine Laboratory, will speak to the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society on Monday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m., at
Anna Maria City Hall, Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive.
The public is invited to attend.
Davis will discuss manatees.
Currently an active guide at Mote Aquarium, Davis
writes a column'on marine life for several Florida news-
papers: After graduating from Harvard, Davis served in
World War II. His 35-year business career was with J.
Walter Thompson Co., an advertising agency where he
was vice president and creative director.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the fair office.
One giant event, spread over both Saturdays, is the
sale of livestock raised by 4-H youngsters and Future
Farmers of America, which brings up to $300,000 each
year to the young farmers, said Rickly. They range in
age from 10 years through high school. This year about
100 steers and 100 swine are expected at the livestock
show, judging and sales, along with uncounted horses,
chickens, rabbits, dairy cattle, dogs and llamas.
Biggest day for the fair always has been Children's
Day, when Manatee County schools set students free
for the day. It brought a crowd of 37,000 on a Friday
last year. But the School Board killed that tradition for
this year's fair, so the substitute will be "after school
specials" starting at 3 p.m. weekdays.
The fair's midway is the largest in Florida for this
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Among the big draws will be traditional entertain-
ment, 20 to 25 groups and individuals featuring local
talent except for four or five musical groups of wider
renown. Among those will be Ronna Reeves, for years
with the Statler Brothers, 3 and 8 p.m. Jan. 24; Myron
Floren, a star with the Lawrence Welk show who has
his own band now, 3 and 7 p.m. Jan. 28; Exile, coun-
try and western Christian band, 3 and 8 p.m. Jan. 30;
Senior Sounds Band, the big band sound, noon Jan. 27.
And all around and all the time, the food. This is
rated the top attraction by the great majority of people
who register opinions, said Rickly.
"People come in year after year to eat the special-
ties cooked year after year by local artists at the stove,"
said Rickly. "They'll be here again this year, along with
all the other great attractions of a genuine country fair."
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Girl Scouts plan
Arbor Day event Saturday
In celebration of Arbor Day, the Island Daisy
Girl Scout Troop will plant a native species tree
in the city-owned "triangle" at 85th Street and
Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. The planting will be
a 9:15 a.m. on Jan. 17, according to troop leader
Pancake breakfast at
St. Bernard Church
Enjoy homemade pancakes, sausage, orange juice
and coffee at St. Bernard Catholic Church's Pancake
Breakfast to be held Sunday, Jan. 18, from 8:30 to
Baked goods will also be available for purchase.
The cost is $2.50 for adults and $1 for children.
The church is located at 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Island Players to hold
auditions for 'Love Letters'
"Love Letters," a story of opportunities missed
through lack of resolve, will be the focus for auditions
to be held by the Island Players on Sunday, Jan. 18, at
7:30 p.m. at the theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City.
The play calls for two people, one man and one
woman, who read letters addressed to each other. The
play runs for three nights, Feb. 13, 14, and 15.
For further information, call Phyllis Elfenbein, di-
rector, at 778-4412.
Crime prevention program
at garden club meeting
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet Wednes-
day, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. at Roser Memorial Community
The guest speaker will be David Foster represent-
ing "Metro Crime Prevention of Florida." He will dis-
cuss crime awareness.
Refreshments will be served and the public and
new members are welcome. The church is located at
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Photography class to be
offered at Island Center
Professional Island photographer Karly Carlson
will offer a six-week class on the basics of photogra-
phy at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 14, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
No experience is necessary. Participants should
bring a camera and film.
Call the Center at 778-1908 for cost or stop by at
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Island Garden Club to hear
Ken Green, arborist, will speak at the Thursday,
Jan. 15, meeting of the Island Garden Club at 6:30 p.m.
at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Green will present a slide show on the proper way
to trim trees and will answer questions on the subject.
A potluck dinner will be served and new members
Call Jon Thornburg, president, at 778-2424 for
further information or to inquire about membership.
Island Chamber holds
forum for community
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce wants the business community to point it
in the right direction. It invites all members of
the business community to an open forum to
express ideas and suggestions as to how the
Chamber can better serve the community.
The forum will be held on Wednesday, Jan.
14, at 7 p.m. at Anna Maria Elementary School,
4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For members of the community who cannot
attend, the Chamber encourages them to mail
their comments to the Chamber at 5337 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JANUARY 14, 1998 0 PAGE 11 E
Four-week 'boat smart'
safe boating course begins
Manatee Sail & Power Squadron begins its four-
week "boat smart" course at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan.
21, at the Palmetto Presbyterian Church, 1115 10th Av.
W, Palmetto. The course runs through Feb. 11.
According to Robert Jorgensen, squadron com-
mander, the course meets and exceeds requirements
for state licensing. State law requires those who were
born after Sept. 20, 1980, (16 or under) be licensed
to operate a marine craft of 10 horsepower or more.
Each year, that requirement is increased by a year
until anyone under the age of 21 will be required to
Jorgensen says "the course offers all boat operators
the comfort of adequate training in boat handling, regu-
lations, knot tying and other boating activities."
According to Kenneth Miller, squadron education
officer, the course provides an in-depth look at the
Holmes Beach Civic
Association to go to jail
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will
tour Manatee County's jail and work farm on
Saturday, Jan. 17, for its January meeting.
Participants will meet in the parking lot of
Holmes Beach City Hall at 9 a.m. to return at
approximately 2-3 p.m. Cars will travel to the
jail in a personal vehicle caravan and partici-
pants must have a photo identification, such as
a driver's license, to be admitted.
Lunch will be served at the jail for $1.
Members, guests and potential members are
For more information about the trip, call
problems and solutions facing a Florida coastal boat-
man. And, it presents a "safety-first" approach to fam-
ily boating and marine leisure activities."
The course consists of boat handling and seaman-
ship, boat type and terms, registration and equipment
regulations, state and local boating regulations, weather
and marlinespike. While the course is free, a small fee
is charged for materials used.
According to Miller, graduates of the course could
also receive the benefit of lower insurance costs on
U.S. Power Squadrons across the country are dedi-
cated to providing education on boat safety and "rules
of the road" in regard to boating. More than three mil-
lion boaters have taken the course since 1914.
For more information or arrangements to attend,
call Royce Quintana at 722-5630.
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Kathleen M. Campbell
Kathleen M. Campbell, 46, of Anna Maria, died
Jan. 8, in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Andover, Md., Ms. Campbell came to
Manatee County from Derry, N.H., five years ago. She
was a registered nurse. She was a Catholic.
She is survived by her son, Richard Howell of
Anna Maria; her mother and father, Dorothy and John
Monroe of Bradenton; a sister, Allison Brockett of
Bradenton; and three brothers, William Monroe, Scott
Monroe, and John Monroe III, all of Bradenton.
A memorial service was held at Saints Peter and
Paul The Apostles Catholic Church, Bradenton, with
the Rev. Edward Mortis officiating. Inurnment was in
Arlington National Cemetery. Toale Brothers Funeral
Home, Bradenton, was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
of Southwest Florida Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota,
Gerald 'Gerry' D.
Gerald "Gerry" D. MacDougall, 75, of Lakeland
and formerly of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 7.
Mr. MacDougall was born in Moncton, New
Brunswick, Canada, and came to Florida in 1962. He
graduated from Columbia University and received
his business administration degree. He was in the
boat business in St. Petersburg.
He resided in Holmes Beach prior to moving to
Lakeland. He was employed by Wal-Mart, Lake-
land, for the past three years. He was the previous
owner and operator of the Aquatel Motel. He was a
pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1939 to
1945. Mr. MacDougall was a member of the Anna
Maria Island Moose Lodge where he held the fellow-
ship degree. He was a member of the Elks Lodge,
He is survived by his wife, Shirley, two grandchil-
dren and three great-grandchildren.
No service was held. Memorial donations may be
made to Hospice Foundation of Southwest Florida,
1880 Second St., Suite 104, Sarasota, FL 34236.
Christina Menard, 53, of Bradenton, died Jan. 11,
in Blake Medical Center.
Service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, at
Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel,
5624 26th St. W., Bradenton. Memorial contributions
may be made to Parkinson's Outreach Program, 508
Pasadena Ave. S., Suite A, St. Petersburg, FL 33707,
or National Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1501
N.W. Ninth Ave., Miami, FL 33136-1494.
Mrs. Menard was born in Pittsburgh and came to
Manatee County from Fort Lauderdale in 1980. She
was formerly a chemist at Bradenton Water Treatment
Plant. She was a Catholic.
She is survived by a son, Lance Carver of
Bradenton; her mother, Beatrice Huber of Fort Lauder-
dale; three sisters, Dottie Hutchison of Fort Lauderdale,
Becky Raburn of Holmes Beach and Phyllis Lawrence
of Tampa; and two brothers, George Duffy of Dover,
Del., and Dennis Duffy of Pittsburgh.
Clarence R. Reaves
Clarence R. Reaves, 74, of Holmes Beach, died
Jan. 5, in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Clayton, N.C., Mr. Reaves came to
Manatee County from Washington, D.C., in 1988.
He was a typesetter for the Washington Post. He was
a Baptist. He was a member of American Legion
Kirby Post No. 24, Benevolent and Protective Order
of Elks, Columbia Typographical Union No. 101-12,
and the Adult Singles Club. He served with the U.S.
Army during World War II.
He is survived by a son, Brent of Bradenton; two
sisters, Lois of Honolulu, and Bernice Gray of
Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; two brothers, Albert of Chat-
tanooga, Tenn., and Walter of Alexandria, Va.; one
Visitation and service were held private.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Mansion Chapel, was
in charge of the arrangements. Burial was in Man-
sion Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be
made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 3355 26th St.
W., Bradenton, FL 34205.
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Despite rainy weather, bird count nets big results
By Jim Hanson
If you had a dozen pairs of eyes, you could see
4,734 birds on Anna Maria Island and in Cortez in a
single day. Even a blustery, rainy winter day.
The annual bird census two weeks ago found that
many birds here, spread among 64 species. They
constituted more than one-fourth of birds counted in
all of Manatee County.
That is the tabulation of the man who for many
years has coordinated the Audubon Society's De-
cember counts, Charles Pead of West Bradenton.
He took personal charge of the census for the
southern end of Anna Maria Island on Dec. 30.
Heading the northern Island count was Carlton Mar-
tin of Holmes Beach. Twelve other, volunteers joined
Island-long, the tabulation included:
472 brown pelicans, at least half of them seen
off the A.P. Bell Co. fish house in Cortez.
362 turkey vultures, most of them in the
Kitchen Key roosting area in the mangroves off
313 snowy egrets, counted by boat near the
Perico Island shore, and 226 great egrets.
245 starlings, a disappointment, at least to Mar-
tin, who said there are "usually zillions of them, but
A bird rookery near Cortez is
home for scores of birds. During
a year-end bird count, mainland
counters saw 28,743 birds in
A great blue heron posed for his picture on a mangrove limb. Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood
the weather kept them in shelter; the next day, which
was nicer, they were all over the place."
191 ringbill gulls and 184 laughing gulls, an-
other shortfall because the wind drove them away
from Coquina Beach where they usually hang out in
noisy regiments, said Pead.
165 mourning doves, 55 Eurasian collar doves
and 38 rock doves, which Pead noted are otherwise
known as pigeons.
Another outing is planned for April, said Martin,
but it will be mostly for pleasure and not be a formal
count. This annual event is scheduled for the migra-
tion season, for the enjoyment of seeing thousands of
songbirds in 60 to 65 species heading north for the
As for the rest of Manatee County, the count on
the mainland was made on Dec. 20, during more fa-
vorable weather, and volunteers saw 28,743 birds in
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Chinese herbs to be
discussed at health store
Here's To Your Health in Holmes Beach will spon-
sor a free discussion about traditional Chinese herbal
formulas and teas on Friday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m.
Cynthia Pluta, R.N., of HerbaSway Laboratories,
will be available to 2 p.m. to discuss ways to promote
greater energy, reduce harmful blood toxicants, and
provide good health through the use of Chinese natu-
Information and samples will be available.
The store is located at 5340 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, S&S Plaza.
Call 778-4322 for more information.
Deficit disorder support
group to meet at Roser
A support and educational group dedicated to un-
derstanding and learning about Attention Deficit Dis-
order will meet monthly on Wednesdays beginning
Jan. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Roser Memorial Com-
The group will meet through April. New materials
and research will be shared about learning disorders,
dyslexia, and Attention Deficit Disorder Hyperactive,
in addition to ADD. All age levels will be discussed.
Daytime meetings will be added in late January.
For further information, call Doris Willis at 778-
6940. The church is located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna
'Lure of Color' exhibit
at Island Gallery
Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach has opened
a special exhibit, "Lure of Color," available for view
through March. 5.
The exhibit features the work of local and regional
artists in watercolor, acrylics, porcelain, raku, basketry,
photography, Indian beadwork, quilting, stained glass,
mosaic, fabric art and stone, wood and clay sculpture.
The gallery is located at 5348 Gulf Drive and is
open Monday through Saturday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call 778-6648 for additional information.
Art council's Arts Day
comes to Sarasota
Come early and stay late at the Sarasota County
Arts Council Arts Day on Sunday, Jan. 18, from noon
to 6 p.m. in downtown Sarasota.
"Music of America" will be featured on the Barnett
Park Stage at 12:30 p.m. with additional musical enter-
tainment, art shows and demonstrations spread
throughout the downtown area.
For more information, call at 365-5118, ext. 307.
Art League has special
request of parents
Parents of children who participated in the Winterfest
Youth Exhibit 1997 are asked to come to the Anna Maria
Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, to pick
up their children's art as soon as possible.
Call 778-2099 for further information.
Don't delay volunteer
at the Chamber today
Season has hit at the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce. Volunteers are desperately needed an-
swer busy phones, greet visitors and mail brochures at
the Chamber's Information Center.
Volunteers work four hours a week on a schedule
convenient to the volunteer.
Call 778-6016 or 778-1541 for volunteer informa-
tion. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
located at 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Reservations required for
University Women's benefit
The Manatee County Branch of the American As-
sociation of University Women will hold its annual
benefit for local scholarships on Saturday, Feb. 7.
The event will take place at noon at The Landings,
Freedom Village, 6501 17th Ave. W., Bradenton, and
will feature lunch, fashions provided by Jarvis Shoppe,
cards and games, a silent auction and many prizes.
The donation is $12 per person and reservations must
be made by Jan. 23, by calling 798-3657 or 792-0280.
Bronze exhibit at Center
The Education Center will host a reception from 2 to
4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, to open the second of its four
gallery shows, "Bronze Sculptures and Figure Drawings."
The artist, Dr. Wilfred Stedman, will be in atten-
dance. The exhibit will run through Jan. 20, at the cen-
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Gina Gentiluomo and David Spicer
Frank and Barbara Gentiluomo of Holmes Beach
announce the engagement of their daughter, Gina Marie,
to David R. Spicer of Bradenton, son of David Spicer of
Anna Maria Island and Patricia Spicer of Bradenton.
The future bride graduated from Manatee High
School, Manatee Community College and the Univer-
sity of South Florida. She has a degree in business and
The bridegroom-elect graduated from Manatee
High School. He owns Professional Home Improve-
ment and Repairs Inc. and is a building contractor.
The couple will wed in April at Saints Peter and Paul
The Apostles Catholic Church, Bradenton. The reception
will be held at the Longboat Key Holiday Inn.
Johnson Howey to wed
Kathleen A. Johnson of Palmetto announces the
engagement of her daughter, Jennifer A. Johnson of
Palmetto, to John A. Howey of Cortez, son of Butch
and Debi Howey of Palmetto. Johnson is also the
daughter of the late James E. Johnson.
The couple will wed May 16 at Palmetto First Bap-
The future bride is a graduate of Palmetto High
School and she attended the International Academy of
Merchandising and Design. She is a department man-
ager for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
The future bridegroom is a graduate of Bayshore High
School and he attended Manatee Technical Institute.
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married on Sept. 27, aboard the Showboat, Cortez, with
the Rev. Cleda Anderson officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Marvin and Sarah
Flagg of Naples, Fla. The groom is the son of John and
Irma Yatros, Holmes Beach.
Matron of honor was Paula Fabian of Naples.
Bridesmaids were Mimi Kelly, sister of the groom,
from Crestwood, Ky.; Rhonda Barton of Clearwater,
Fla.; Jennifer Henry of Naples; Debra Thompson of
Bradenton; and Pam Wilder of Naples.
Best men were Gerry Hyde of Richmond, Ky., and
Dr. John Reid of Lexington, Ky. Groomsmen were
Mark Flagg, brother of the bride from Naples; Dr.
Brian Barton of Clearwater; Dr. Dave Rickon of Cleve-
land, Ohio; and Dr. Jeff Thompson of Bradenton.
A dinner and dance reception were held immedi-
ately following the ceremony aboard the Showboat.
The couple honeymooned in Acapulco, Mexico,
and took a Panama Canal cruise. They reside in
The groom practices dentistry in Holmes Beach.
The bride is his office manager.
Dr. and Mrs. Gy Yatros
Sarasota Players to
'Call Me Madam'
The Sarasota Players will hold an open audition for
the musical "Call Me Madam" on Sunday, Jan. 18, at
6 p.m., at the Players Studio located at the rear of 1460
Main Street in downtown Sarasota.
The show will run from March 5 to the 15th.
Singers, actors and dancers are needed. For more
information, call the Players at 365-2494.
'Forever Plaid' starts
Jan. 22 at Manatee Players
"Forever Plaid," the heavenly musical hit about a
reincarnated all-male "good guys" singing group will
be presented at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre
opening Thursday, Jan. 22, through Feb. 15.
Performances are Tuesday through Saturday
evening at 8 p.m., with matinee performances on Sun-
day afternoons. The theater is locate at 102 Old Main
Tickets are available through the box office between
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays or by calling 748-5875.
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The high-spirited Philadanco, the Philadel-
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Performing Arts Hall debut at 8 p.m. on Thurs-
day, Jan. 15, with a program that includes
works by Donald Byrd, Talley Beatty and
Following the dance company, the
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, hailed by
The New York Times as "one of the best
blended, most sensitive and intelligent piano
trios in the world today," will perform at the
Van Wezel at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan 16.
The program includes music by Haydn,
Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.
The Van Wezel is located at 777 N.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 14, 1998 M PAGE 15 M1'
These Islanders are 'dicted to 'gammon
By Jim Hanson
"You can get hooked on it," Helen Swift says of
backgammon. She should know at 84, she's been at
it a long time and every week hosts a dozen ladies simi-
They are all very independent women, Swift said,
some year-around residents and some wintertimers
from the north, including Canada. What they have in
common, aside from independence of spirit, is back-
This is an ancient game that is believed to have
originated in Persia and has progressed to the com-
puter. It was an "in" game for the bright young things
of the 1970s, with backgammon boards in every up-
scale saloon and salon in most cities. It is very large in
Europe to this day, said Swift.
A game board and some are elaborate and ex-
pensive accommodates two players. At Swift's
Holmes Beach home, adversaries pair up for combat
and when one game is finished, they switch around
until everyone has played everyone else.
Each has her own board and "a couple of them are
beautiful," Swift said. "But we're a pretty cheap out-
fit, most of the boards are strictly utilitarian.
"We don't take ourselves very seriously, we just
play to have some fun."
Swift's sister, Marjorie Whitley, said computers
have expanded the game. "You can play against people
all over the world, or on the Internet you can play
against the machine."
The group started meeting at members' homes,
alternating weekly, but moved to Swift's home to make
it easier for her.
Swift has always been a dynamo and hasn't slowed
down, said Margaret Lyons, retired librarian at Mana-
tee Community College. They first met on library busi-
ness when Swift was the library on Anna Maria Island.
A former Chicago librarian, Swift ran the bookmo-
bile here, then the Holmes Beach storefront that was
the original Island branch of the Manatee County Li-
brary. Ultimately she and the late Eleanor Walker vi-
sioned the Island Branch Library, spearheaded the fund
drive for it and got the county to expand its services to
a complete library here.
When she got "hooked" on backgammon, she
taught friends to play the game and organized her
group. Now they meet and compete every Saturday at
1 p.m., with most of the original group still playing.
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Church, 5115 44th Ave., Bradenton. Butterflies will be
the subject of the program. On Saturday, Jan. 17, the
society will hold a field trip hopscotching the local
area. Participants should meet at the Manatee County
School Board, 215 Manatee Ave. W., at 7:45 a.m.
Bring a picnic lunch.
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noon on Thursday, Jan. 15. The speaker will be John
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Sarasota, will host syndicated columnist and author
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7:30 p.m. for book signing of her book "Buying the
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Winter sunning can produce lifetime of grief
By Jim Hanson
The days are shorter, the sun is at a less threaten-
ing angle, and still we're not off the sun-cancer hook.
We never get off it, on Anna Maria Island. The
danger of cancer caused by too much affection for the
sun is a year-around peril.
So says the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Re-
search Institute, part of the University of South Florida
in Tampa. Still, "with an understanding of the sun's
impact on your skin you can enjoy all that our state
offers year-round," according Dr. Douglas Reintgen,
who heads Moffitt's cutaneous oncology program.
One in every three cancers is a skin cancer, he said,
and more than 900,000 new cases of skin cancer are
diagnosed every year in the U.S. About 38,000 cases
of melanoma, severe skin cancer, were reported in the
country last year, 12 percent more than 1995, and it
Most vulnerable to skin cancers are people with
moles and freckles, fair skin, light hair or eyes, family
history of melanoma, heavy sunburn in early life, resi-
dence in a sunny climate or a lot of exposure to the sun.
Sun exposure risk
Two types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation
reach the earth: UVA (long wavelength) and
UVB (short). Index ranges from 0 for minimal
to 10+ for very high. The higher the rating, the
more dangerous the exposure.
Index Exposure Risk Minutes to Burn
0-2 Minimal UV exposure 60
3-4 Low UV exposure 45
5-6 Moderate UV exposure 30
7-9 High UV exposure 15
10+Very high UV exposure 10
Skin cancer prevention is quite simple, physically.
It's not all that easy, though, where it bounces off hu-
It requires sun screen on the skin before exposure
to the sun. Sun screen interferes with tanning. Tan is
Moffitt quotes a dermatologist as saying most
Some basics about sun screen:
Every year, throw away last year's screen.
Use water-resistant screen with an SPF of
15 or higher.
Apply screen over entire body before don-
ning swim suit, 30 to 45 minutes before going
into the sun, and reapply every hour and half.
Cut down sun time between 10 a.m. and 4
people who resist using sun screen do so because of
skin irritation it may cause. Dr. Edward Carlstrom of
St. Armands Medical Center, just a couple of blocks
from Lido beach, isn't convinced.
Carlstrom opts for ego. People play in the sun at
least partially for a suntan, which looks healthy and
is attractive, he said, and the screening ingredients
that block harmful rays also block tanning rays. Tan-
ning may happen through sun screen, but it's slowed
The sun's ultraviolet radiation is the principal
cause of skin cancer and there are two kinds: UVA,
whose rays are fairly constant in intensity throughout
the year, and UVB, more intense in summer, at high
altitudes and nearer the equator.
Dr. Carlstrom said UVB rays appear to be the main
tanning and burning ones, while UVA does less tan-
ning but penetrates deeper that its brother. Both can
Moffitt said it is important to use a sun screen that
is water-resistant with a sun protection factor (SPF) of
15 or more. Screen should be applied to the whole body
before suiting up, so there is less chance of leaving
spots bare for burning. It should be put on at least 30
minutes before going into the sun and reapplied every
hour and a half.
And don't rely on beach clothing in intense sun: A
T-shirt affords only SPF 15.
Some common drugs can increase sensitiv-
ity to UV rays; if you're on medication, see your
Keep babies out of sun. Those six months
and older need special sun screen.
Use sun screen stick, lip balm or zinc oxide
on lips, scalp, nose, ears.
Ask your doctor about sun screen that won't
cause a flareup of acne.
If you sun, here are some tips
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Anna Maria Oyster Bar 9:31 1:31
Rod and Reel Motel/Pier 9:33 1:33
Haley's Motel & Resort, Holmes Beach 9:40 1:40
Blue Water Beach Club 9:42 1:42
Harrington House B & B 9:43 1:43
Island Real Estate 9:44 1:44
The Islander Bystander 9:45 1:45
Native Rentals 9:46 1:46
West Coast Surf Shop 9:49 1:49
Shells Restaurant/Paradise Bagels 9:52 1:52
Gulf Stream/Smugglers Cove, Bradenton Beach 9:58 1:58
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Bridge Street Pier & Cafe 10:00 2:00
Joe's Eats & Sweets 10:01 2:01
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant, Longboat Key 10:06 2:06
Rosalie Swimwear/Whitney Beach Shopping Ctr. 10:08 2:08
Little Gull Condominium 10:14 2:14
Albritton Fruit 10:16 2:16
Gulf Tides Condominium 10:20 2:20
St. Armands Circle (Driver advises location) 10:33 2:33
Lido Vacation Rentals 10:34 2:34
"Radison Resort & Cafe Lido 10:35 2:35
Holiday Inn-Downtown, Sarasota 10:55 2:55
Hyatt Sarasota 11:00 3:00
Best Western Golden Host 11:05 3:05
Ringling Museum of Art 11:10 3:10
Anna Maria Oyster Bar-Landside, Bradenton 11:15 3:15
14th Street & Cortez Rd., K-Mart 11:25 3:25
59th St. & Cortez Rd., Publix 11:30 3:30
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Blue Water Beach Club 12:18 4:18
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The Islander Bystander 12:15 4:15
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Gulf Stream/Smugglers Cove, Bradenton Beach 12:02 4:02
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Bridge Street Pier & Cafe Noon 4:00
Joe's Eats & Sweets 11:59 a.m. 3:59
Anna Maria Island Trolley Driver Mike Kelly advises
passengers of times for return pick-up and other des-
tinations on the route. The schedule is sponsored by
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Tiny as it may be, this little weiner dog sported the smallest cheesehead of the pack at the BridgeTender Inn
Green Bay-Buccaneer game last week. Kathy Norgaard and "Raisin, "formerly of Door County, drove up
from Nokomisfor the game/party on the advice of fellow (former) Wisconsonites. Islander Photo: Bonner
Hooray for Snooks again
Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles called personally to
acknowledge Anna Maria's living legend, the Islander
Bystander's man of the year in 1996, with yet another
Snooks Adams got the call. He is now officially
"Florida's Finest." The governor's award recognizes
Floridians who make their communities better through
dedication, hard work and good deeds. "These citizens
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to significantly improve the quality of life for the com-
Citizens selected for the honor receive a certificate
and letter of commendation, and a small number -
again according to the governor's announcement -
receive a personal thank you from Chiles.
In a conference call with our office the governor
asked Snooks how he was doing.
"I'm staying on the top side of the grass," Snooks
said in his usual joking manner.
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The governor said, "At our age, that's what we all
have to try and do."
The governor said, "I wanted to take time to call to
express my thanks and thanks on behalf of the state of
Florida for all you've done for your community over
the past 40 years or so what with Kid's Day and
contributions to the kids' Christmas benefit and all the
great things you do.
"I've always very much enjoyed your friendship
and all the giving you do."
With that said, the conversation turned to mullet.
Snooks reminded the governor of the fine smoked
back-bone mullet he had prepared for him and more
recently for Chiles' son Ed (Sandbar/Beach House/Mar
The governor asked Snooks to say hello to Ed and
both men were off to fulfill their busy schedules.
We could all use a little help now and then, but
understandably, Sean Murphy, Beach Bistro owner and
father of 11-year-old Alex, needs our help just a
prayer or moment of reflection to see her through a
heart catheritization on Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Boston.
Murphy always tries to keep the inevitable quiet,
keeping the news of Alex's pending surgery mostly to
himself. That is until he realizes at the last moment that
if we all keep good thoughts, the family and Alex feel
And as always, we do with many, many good
thoughts for you, Alex, and as well for Sean, Susan and
Small, small world
Traveling back to the Island from Virginia Beach
last week, who came up to wait for a flight in Charlotte,
N.C., but Bill Lowman, Island Discount Tackle.
I had left my former "homeland" at 6:15 a.m. and
faced a two-hour layover at Charlotte. All alone in the
waiting area when I arrived, I twitched, turned and
napped for awhile and then addressed my traveling
companion, "The Man Who Invented Florida," by
LeRoy Pearson, father of publisher Bonner Presswood, started his first business in 1949, a pre-made sand-
wich shop offering delivery via a fleet of panel trucks to ferry boat docks and the like in Norfolk and Virginia
Beach. Obviously, they used a lot of Mary Jane bread, a forerunner of Sunbeam. His famous-recipe chicken
salad was made then with veal, cheaper and easier when you factored in the chicken bones. Bread was a
penny a slice then. Mister LeRoy's Sandwiches sold in 1955 and the next business venture was a laundry, then
dry cleaning and monogramming, more restaurants and a bar supply business.
Randy Wayne White.
People began arriving for the flight and as I looked
up a gentleman walked over and plopped down a few
seats away and as he pulled his Tom Clancy book out
of his briefcase, I said, "Hey Bill."
Well, it sure is a small world, we agreed. And a far
more pleasant flight with someone to pass time with.
Lowman had been to a fishing and tackle product
show, buying lots of new equipment and "toys" to
market to the Island fishers back home, an annual event
My trip to Virginia was more serious than
Lowman's trip. An emergency call sent me scurrying
back to my origins, Virginia Beach, to where both my
parents and their families before them originated.
I sincerely thank all those who offered thoughtful
condolences for the passing of my father, LeRoy
Pearson. His favorite spot on Anna Maria, after many
years in the sandwich business, restaurant and bar
ownership, was Duffy's Tavern, and you can be sure
it was my first stop on return.
After five days of hospital coffee, spiral-cut ham
and pre-made sandwiches (circa 1950?) provided by
friends of our family, that cheeseburger was one of the
best meals I've ever had.
Still, it's good to be back home.
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Martin Luther King's Birthday
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Breakfast. Cereal, Toast, Juice
* Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Chicken
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Breakfast: Pretzel w/Cheese, Juice
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on Bun or Buffalo Wings,
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Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
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Favorite holiday songs "as you have never heard them before" (say the children) were presented by the fifth-
grade students at Anna Maria Elementary School during their holiday show entitled "Santa Unplugged." The
program included a handbell presentation and chorus numbers including such favorites as "Silver Bells" and
"Jingle Bell Rock" all with a twist. Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
With the promise "to listen and
respond" to their constituents,
the fifth-grade students in Joyce
Ellis's class at Anna Maria
Elementary School elected
class officers. The officers are,
from left, Lexa Murphy, presi-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 5, petty theft, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria Island Community Center. The victim re-
ported an unknown person removed her change purse
containing miscellaneous change and a gold chain.
Jan. 4, disturbance, 1301 Gulf Drive, Silver
Surf Motel. The officer responded in reference to a
disturbance and found the intoxicated subject yelling
at the victim in the parking lot. The subject wanted
her car keys to drive home, but the officer informed
her she could not drive in her condition. The victim
did not want to stay in the room with the subject and
the officer contacted a taxi to take the subject to a
Jan. 6, warrant (possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon), obstruction without violence, 2400
block of Gulf Drive. The officer on patrol observed
the subject drive a vehicle back and forth in front of
the Via Roma Motel four times, then pull into the
parking lot. The officer checked the tag, found the
owner had a warrant and stopped the vehicle. The
owner was not in the vehicle.
A check showed the passenger had a warrant and
the officer asked him to exit the vehicle. As the of-
ficer began to handcuff the passenger, the subject
began yelling obscenities at him. The officer advised
her to be quiet or be arrested. The subject continued
to yell obscenities and was placed in custody.
A second passenger was too intoxicated to drive
and called a friend to pick him up.
Jan. 1, theft of a bicycle valued at $50, 3700
block of Fifth Avenue.
Jan. 2, theft of a bicycle valued at $100, 3900
block of Sixth Avenue.
Jan. 2, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victim re-
ported an unknown person broke the front passenger
window and removed a purse valued at $20, a credit
card, a checkbook, an ATM card, a gift certificate
valued at $50 and $10 cash.
*Jan. 2, theft of a $12.76 in gasoline, 3015 Gulf
Jan. 2 assistance, 400 block of 62nd Street. The
complainant lost his car key at the tennis court and
the officer transported him to his residence.
Jan. 2, domestic battery, tampering with a wit-
ness/victim, 5500 block of Marina Drive. The victim
reported the subject kicked her vehicle door and
struck her in the face several times with his fist. The
subject left the scene and a capias was filed.
Jan. 3, vandalism, 200 block of 75th Street. The
complainant reported a suspicious vehicle and a loud
noise. The officer found a mailbox'had been hit.
Damages were $100.
Jan. 3, spouse battery, 2700 block of Gulf
Drive. The two subjects were involved in a fight and
hit each other. Both were placed in custody.
Jan. 3, theft of $5.43 in gasoline, 3015 Gulf
Jan. 3, assistance, Bimini Bay. The marine pa-
trol officer observed a sailboat adrift in the pass and
towed it to the marina.
Jan. 3, found property a bicycle, 6700 block
of Marina Drive.
Jan. 4, assistance, 5400 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer on patrol observed a woman displaying
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to meet a friend to take her home. The officer trans-
ported her to the meeting place.
Jan. 4, noise, 100 block of 52nd Street. The of-
ficer responded in reference to a rooster crowing and
found a rooster and a hen in a cage at the rear of the
residence. The resident said he had no knowledge of
the fowl. The resident later called and said that some-
one put the fowl there as a joke and he would remove
Jan. 4, assistance, 500 block of 69th Street. The
complainant reported her toilet was leaking and the
officer found it was broken and shut off the water.
He contacted her guardian to take responsibility for
Jan. 4, burglary, 200 block of 78th Street. The
victim reported an unknown person entered the resi-
dence and removed $5 in change and two pair of jog-
ging pants valued at $50. He said drawers were rifled
and the stove, shower and bath were used.
Jan. 5, lost property a wallet, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Cafe on the Beach.
Jan. 5, burglary, 500 block of Key Royale
Drive. The victim reported an unknown person pried
open a door and removed $1,131 in cash.
Jan. 6. burglary, 6306 Gulf Drive, Blue Water
Beach Resort. The complainant reported an unknown.
person entered the office and removed cash from the
Jan. 7, theft of a bicycle valued at $50, 4700
block of Gulf Drive.
Jan. 7, found property a shotgun, Anna
Maria Island Bridge, Manatee Avenue.
Jan. 8, suspicious, 100 block of 78th Street. The
complainant reported an unknown person had been
sleeping on the premises.
Jan. 8, code violation, 100 block of 36th Street.
The subject was warned about camping in a motor
home in private areas and on beach-end streets.
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Surprise! IFC adults tie
Anna Maria's Island Football Club ventured to
Lakeland's Lake Parker complex to take on the home-
town Lions on Sunday and came away with a 1-1 tie in
the soccer match. Tim Bugna earned man-of-the-match
for his game-tying goal in the last minute of play.
IFC looked like the better soccer team for most of
- the first half as the defense easily turned away any Lion
scoring chances. The defense worked the ball around
in the back before sending it through to the midfield,
but the last pass was always just off the mark during the
scoreless first half.
It appeared IFC broke through late in the first half
when a Lion defender had trouble clearing the ball and
Ken Bowers made the steal. He carried the ball past the
defender on the left side and fired a shot towards goal
that Jeff Lonzo redirected into the back of the net, only
to have the referee disallow it on an offsides call.
The second half saw IFC playing with a bit of im-
patience as they resorted to playing "long ball" rather
than working the ball around the back and through the
midfield as they had done for most of the first half.
Instead IFC sent long passes over the defense and gave
It still seemed a matter of time before the Island-
Sers would score as they got into position several times
but couldn't pull the trigger.
The 70th minute saw Lakeland take advantage of
IFC's inability to clear the ball on defense. A Lion
player settled the ball at the 20-yard line and hit a shot
towards the upper left corner of the goal. IFC goalie
Lance Bieker positioned himself to make the save but
his injured thumbs let him down, as the ball squirted
Tall and bendy
Ryan Quigley of IFC's under-14 team slid one past the opposing goalie in a soccer match at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
through his hands and into the goal for a 1-0 Lion lead.
Bieker's injury was aggravated on the play and he
was replaced by Kevin Morash. Morash got tested soon
after but held Lakeland scoreless for the rest of the
game thanks in part to the hustle of Bugna, Lonzo and
the rest of the IFC defense.
The first test came when a Lion player got loose on a
breakaway run. He carried the ball in on Morash but
Bugna came out of nowhere to knock the ball away. Then
the Lions sent a ball forward for their striker to run onto,
but Morash came off his line to clear the ball away.
On the next Lakeland offensive thrust, a Lion
broke inside and fired a shot that deflected off Morash.
It was going into the goal when Lonzo miraculously
appeared to head the ball out of danger to preserve the
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Bugna waited, who then out jumped his man to head
the ball into the back of the net and tie the game 1-1.
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a.m. against the Pumas. The teams tied in a match ear-
lier in the season.
IFC youth action
In other IFC soccer action, the under-8 team took
an easy 4-1 decision over Westside United on Jan. 10.
Lexi Braxton got the Islanders on the scoreboard first
and was followed by Tyler Fitzgerald, who notched the
second goal after dribbling around and through the
Connor Bystrom added the third goal on a rocket
from 20 yards out and Nick Smith closed out the scor-
ing for the locals.
The under-12 team must be watching the adults
practice, as they totally dominated from start to finish
yet came away with a slim 2-0 win over Westside
United. Taylor Manning won player-of-the-game hon-
ors for scoring one goal in sparking the offense. Jordan
Pritchard notched a goal late in the game on a nice
volley off a pass from Sean Pittman to give the locals
their winning margin.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
basketball season is back in full force after a break
for the holidays.
Tuesday's Division I action saw A Paradise Realty
Celtics victorious over Sign of the Mermaid Mavericks by
a 35-20 score. Joey Mousseau led the Celtics with 19
points, 10 coming in the final quarter of action.
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The second game of the night saw Econo Lodge
Hawks use a balanced attack to take a 40-35 win over
Jessie's Island Store Grizzlies..
The Hawks got 18 points from Jason Loomis and 10
points each from Bobby Gibbons and Jimmy Gallery. Ben
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Chase Parker and Evan Wolfe combined to score 20
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Matt McDonough scored six points to lead the Lak-
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Andrew Prudente led the Suns with five points and
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Jim Sebastiano scored 32 points to lead Cafe on the
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while Michael Cramer chipped in with four.
Island Chiropractor scored an easy 46-19 win over
West Bay Athletic Club in Premier league action. Gavis
Joyner led Island Chiropractic with 11 point and was sup-
ported by Chris Moran with nine points.
Toby Baugher and Allen Jenkins led West Bay with
10 and six points respectively.
Saturday's Division II game saw Matt McDonough
and Nick St. John score six points each to lead Tree of Life
Lakers past Anna Maria Oyster Bar Marlins by a slim 20-
The Marlins were led by Michael Wallen's nine
points while Joey Mattay chipped in with five points.
Ben Sato's 16 points paced Jessie's Island Store Griz-
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Mark Rudacille led the Mavericks with 13 points and
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Bradenton Chiropractic Clinic rode a balanced attack
to record an easy 42-29 victory over West Bay Athletic
Club. Barrett Andricks and Evan Smith led the
Chiropractic scoring with 12 points each and were sup-
ported by Seth Shipman who added nine points.
Taylor Bernard led West Bay with 10 points while
Toby Baugher's eight, and Andy Greathouse's six points,
completed the scoring.
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Surrounded by sand, but not enough beach
By Bob Ardren
Sand seems to be everywhere along our coast, but
we still spend a lot of money putting it or trying to
keep it in the precise places we want it.
Like on our beaches.
Boaters coming through New Pass these days are
noticing Longboat Key's newly extended groin that
will end up being three times its original length, all
in hopes of keeping the sand on south Longboat's
beaches. Thus far, according to Cliff Truitt of Mote
Marine Laboratory, who's consulting on the project,
the newly extended groin seems to be working well.
Seems to me Anna Maria Island might want to
watch the experiment carefully, just in case enhance-
ment of the existing jetty at the south end of Coquina
could prove advantageous in keeping sand on Island
Originally built in the 1970s to wrap around the
pool area at Sands Point Condominium, the New Pass
rock groin was then about 80 feet long, according to
Now it's being extended another 120 feet into the
Gulf, at a cost of $375,000, and construction is almost
Truitt explains that when a beach is renourished
with additional sand, it immediately begins moving in
an onshore/offshore direction until it stabilizes. Then
it begins the dreaded north/south movement. That's the
one resulting in much of the sand migrating south and
ending up on the bars surrounding the mouth of the
- next pass to the south.
For the most part, sand is carried along by water
flowing in a southerly direction along our coast. Only
very near the passes themselves is there often north-
ward movement of water and sand.
So the new groin just north of New Pass is intended
to reduce southerly movement of Longboat beach sand.
Truitt emphatically says the newly extended groin will
not affect the beach on the south side of New Pass,
North Lido Park.
"It's not long enough or high enough to affect the
ebb shoal that protects Lido," he says, "but it definitely
is trapping sand on the Longboat side of New Pass, and
we can already see the beach building up."
Tonight's the night
Tonight's the night of the second Heritage Trail
Community Forum sponsored by the Sarasota Bay
National Estuary Program and the National Park
Service. Scheduled for 6:30 at Sudakoff Hall on the
USF campus in Sarasota, the event features unveil-
ing of a proposed master plan and logo for the trail.
Designed to link the region's cultural, natural and
Baseball camps offered
Little League players will get a chance to work
on their skills Monday and Tuesday at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Baseball Camp,
taking advantage of no school on both days.
Sponsored by Papa John's Pizza, the camps
will stress the fundamentals of baseball, focusing
on proper mechanics while also making the instruc-
tion fun. Among the features of the camps will be
hitting instruction using a video camera to provide
slow motion analysis, fielding, pitching and throw-
The Monday session is for boys and girls aged
10 to 12. Tuesday is for boys and girls aged 7-9.
Both camps run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost is $20 for the day and includes lunch. Reg-
istration will be at the Center. The camp is limited
to 50 baseball players.
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Jan 15 12:24 2.0 7:38 -0.3 2:53 1.3 6:40 0.9
Jan 16 1:10 1.9 8:06 -0.2 3:14 1.3 7:36 0.8
Jan 17 1:56 1.7 8:38 0.0 3:40 1.4 8:39 0.7
Jan 18 2:48 1.5 9:10 0.2 4:12 1.5 9:50 0.6
Jan 19 3:52 1.3 9:41 0.3 4:50 1.6 11:06 0.5
LQ Jan 20 5:10 1.1 10:17 0.5 5:30 1.7 -
Jan 21 6:50 1.0 12:21 0.3 6:10 1.8 10:52a' 0.7
Jan 22 8:42 1.0 1:34 0.1 6:59 1.9 11:34a' 0.9
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
Beaches come and beaches go, but walkers always find a path. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
historical sites, the trail is hoped to generate both more
local interest in local resources while promoting
ecotourism in the area too.
As proposed, the Heritage Trail runs from Frog
Creek on the north side of Terra Ceia to Blind Pass in
Englewood on the south, with Anna Maria's Bean
Point Beach, the Cortez Village and Leffis Key in-
cluded locally. For more information, contact the pro-
gram at 359-5841.
A new service allows boaters to download nauti-
cal charts via computer at a greatly reduced cost over
buying conventional charts. The Sailaway Cruising
Club is offering sets of four charts for $10.
For more information and to see sample charts,
crank up your computer and go to http://
www. 0mb.com/sailaway. The charts can be e-mailed
or "snail mailed" (on a floppy disk via conventional
U.S. mail) to your home or office.
If you can't catch your own
Red Lobster seafood chain is celebrating its 30th
anniversary and recently put out a press release offer-
ing tips on how to spot fresh fish and avoid buying fish
that aren't so fresh. Probably most Islanders know
these rules of fish buying, but as a reminder, here's
what to look for:
Fish eyes should be clear. If they're cloudy, that
could mean the fish is more than five days old and not
Interior gills should be bright red.
There should be no strong odor.
The flesh should be firm, not mushy.
When buying fillets, check for firmness and
bruises in the meat.
So there you go buy your fish wisely. Even bet-
ter, go out and catch a few, then you'll know they're
Orvis helps lagoon
The Orvis Company, maker of high-end fly-fish-
ing gear, has announced it will make $75,000 available
toward a major land protection program in the Indian
River Lagoon on Florida's east coast. The Nature Con-
servancy is spearheading the program and other fund-
ing is coming from the National Fish and Wildlife
It's one of those matching fund programs whereby
individual contributions are matched by Orvis and the
foundation, and while $75,000 may not sound like
much for a company peddling $500 fly rods and $300
reels around the world, to its credit, the Indian River
Lagoon project is just one of five Orvis is funding
around the country this year.
See you next week.
Anna Maria Island Community Center
7 Year Olds)
Premier League (14-16 year olds)
Island Chiropractic Center 2-0
Bradenton Family Chiropractic 2-1
Westbay Athletic Club 0-3
Division I (11-13
Cafe on the Beach
A Paradise Realty
Jessie's Island Store
Sign of the Mermaid
Division II (8-10 year olds)
Island Real Estate 6-0
Air & Energy
Bryant's Recycled Treasures
Time Out for Massage
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
New Pier Walk Cafe
Tree of Life
Beach House Restaurant
Division III (5-;
Papa John's Pizza
Joe's Eats & Sweets
Marco Polo's Pizza
basketball standings, week 4
Teenagers to sell plants at Center
The teen boys' and girls' groups from the Anna ferns and shrubs will be available at bargain rates
Maria Island Community Center will hold an out- with all proceeds to benefit the Center's
door plant sale from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, R.E.A.C.H. Program (Responsible Educated Ado-
Jan. 17, on the baseball field at the Center, 407 lescents Can Help.)
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. For more information, call the Center at 778-
An assortment of hanging baskets, flowers, 1908.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 14, 1998 0 PAGE 27 KM
Sheepies not sheepish about taking the bait
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Winter weather means sheepshead, and action
around docks, pilings and bridges is focused on those
good-tasting striped fish. Offshore, snapper fishing is
excellent, as is grouper. And don't forget those won-
derful pompano near the beaches.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching a lot of bonnet head sharks at
night and keeper redfish, black drum and sheepshead
at any time of day or night.
Ken at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching a few bonnet head sharks, some
sheepshead and a few flounder.
The folks at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trips averaged 15 head of Key West grunts.
The nine-hour trips averaged 35 head of porgies, man-
grove snapper, lane snapper and black grouper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II is finding reds, trout and pompano to be the
best bets, with reports of a few small black grouper
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend says he's find-
ing some nice-sized mangrove snapper and black grou-
per up to 20 pounds in about 70 feet of water in the
Peter at the Cortez Fishing Center said Capt. Joe
on the Cortez Kat is finding grouper in about 45 feet
of water. He's also finding larger-than-normal Key
West grunts, plus sea bass and lane snapper.
Capt. Scott on the Stray Dog is finding grouper
fishing excellent right now, with limit catches on most
Capt. Jack on the Skinny Minny is. putting his
charters onto redfish up to 27 inches long as well as
flounder, sheepshead and trout.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
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Capt. Rick Gross said he's bringing in about the
same as all the guides: sheepies, reds and some pom-
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
finding pompano to the south, sheepshead at the Sky-
way Bridge artificial reefs.
Capt. Mark Bradow said trout, reds, pompano
and black drum were his charter's best bets.
On my boat Magic we're getting a few redfish and
lots and lots of sheepshead.
Capt. Tom Chaya said there are reds around the
docks, and a few flounder being caught in the bays.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said sheepshead
are the best bet this week, with any dock, bridge or
piling a likely place to find the striped fish. Along the
beaches, look for pompano. Offshore anglers are still
reporting grouper action to be good, while snapper fish-
ing is excellent right now.
Capt. Glenn Corder said grouper is his best bet
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, action is cen-
tered around sheepshead, but there are also reports of
flounder, drum, grouper, snapper and a few small
Good luck and good fishing.
Jason B. Kromefow brought in these two 30-pound
grouper on sardines about 12 miles out in the Gulf
while fishing with Capt. Scott Mijares aboard the
groves in Palma Sola Bay. There are also good reports
of nice-sized trout being caught with shrimp, and
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'Guilt' by John Lescroart
A successful attorney, Mark Dooher is about to
lose an important case for a client who represents a
major portion of his billable hours. It is a nuisance case
but one which could severely damage his client's repu-
tation. The defendant's attorney is brutally killed and,
although Dooher is suspected by a diligent detective,
nothing can be proved. Shortly thereafter Dooher's
wife is murdered as well. He is defended by his best
friend and a woman to whom he is strongly attracted.
SIs Dooher guilty?
Reviewed by Mollie Sandberg
by Douglas Preston
and Lincoln Child
When police divers on another task find two skel-
etons locked in a bony embrace deep in the mud off the
Manhattan shoreline, Natural History Museum anthro-
pologist Margo Green is called in to aid in the investi-
gation. Soon she finds out that she is needed for more
than just her expertise. A series of brutal murders
slowly are connected with the grisly find and the
investigation leads to the underground lairs of home-
less "mole" people in the abandoned tunnels under
Manhattan. The tightly written, fast-moving action in
the book makes this one a satisfying read and hard to
put down until the last page.
Reviewed by Sylvia Harris
SPECTACULAR VIEW Or Sunir,,r,e Sw..a, from this
3RE r:'A A n.m1- or,: a aahrllna I:- riir. o3..: .and davits.
A rri-rie..s inrilU Ij ai. n a lie ,.aulted ,elin, ra-, lan rge bright
kiinen 224 S Haror Drive $2-4 900
CANALFRONT 511 65iri Sireer Richmornd-buili home,
2BR 2PA .vih Fiorida rc.,,:m Cornrer 101 tih natural seawall on
tI.A'- 4.de and large dock Tile root $180 '000
BEST BUY Seasilde Gardens unt #n4J0. 63rd Street 1 BR/1 BA
canalfronl ,;r, n do,:'k Vie*A down canal Onlyv 86.000.
MLS Call Dolores M. Baker
[B Licensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500
W kYK GULFSTREAM
#1 IN MANATEE COUNTY!
YOU NEED A GARAGE?
.. 3BR elevated home just a few
steps to beach, bay and his-
N1 ,.B -. 2r toric Bradenton Beach Fishing
Pier. Updated appliances,
S security, intercom and Central
L L.A. Vac systems. Garage with 8
Sft. doors. Call Sandy Greiner/
40 FT. BOAT SLIP included with this lovely condo overlooking deep-
water canal. Pleasant complex 5 minutes to Gulf beaches with pool,
spa and tennis. Reduced to $129,900. Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
Sandy Greiner at a tme Barb Turner
DIRECT BAYFRONT lot with three charming cottages.
Spectacular view of Sarasota Bay and skyline. Use as invest-
ment or future home site. $220,000. Call Karen Schroder.
BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 3BR/3.5BA bayfront home.
Spacious split-plan includes two master suites. Pool. Dock and
boatlift. $599,000. Call Don Schroder.
S5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
'Always Outnumbered, Always
Outgunned' by Walter Mosley
The author of the Easy Rawlins detective series
has a new main character in Socrates Fortlow, a
tough, now-moral ex-con trying to survive in the
desperate poverty and racism of Watts. Always
Overlooking Sarasota Bay 2 houses. One duplex
estate 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA. 100x150 lot,
2 deep water docks $835,000.
SCall Linda Weber
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CHOICE GULF AND GULFSIDE PROPERTIES
PRIVATE ESTATE SALE Interested in a choice
Gulffront home with excellent rental potential? We have
a charming 2BR/2BA home with spacious living room
and screened porch with open kitchen, so that all living
area views the Gulf! A turnkey property nicely
maintained and ready for occupancy. Asking $475,000.
LOVELY GULF RETREAT Featuring two guest
bedrooms, each with private baths. Delightful kitchen
with adjacent built-in buffet. Spacious living room with
fireplace on first level plus magnificent master suite with
wet bar and master bath with Jacuzzi shares complete
second level with open deck. On two Gulffront lots and
priced below market! Asking $869,000.
GULFVIEW DUPLEX Located only 75 feet from Gulf in
Anna Maria, this duplex is a rare find. Two turnkey units
occupied seasonally with excellent rental history for
summer too! Upper unit has a panoramic Gulf view. This
is a chance to own your private unit plus an income-pro-
ducing apartment. Quick access to best Island natural
beach! Asking $419,500.
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'We ARE the Island."
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
One of the seven wonders
of the world looks over
the shoulders of Vernon
and Jo Bryant ofHolmes
Beach to take a look at
the Islander. Hisfavorite
Island picture? What
S else? Sand-castles.
quick with his fists, he's now trying to engage brain
first but knows some problems can only be solved
with a show of power. This is an insightful series of
related short vignettes by one of our best African-
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
ScI can make your island
r dreams come true.
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
CANALFRONT IN ANNA MARIA
A 2BR/2BA split design home with two-car
garage, canalfront Florida room with breakfast
bar to kitchen, dock. $199,000.
SDoug Dowling Realty
"Wir Sprechen Deutsch"
GULFFRONT MOTEL 1.25 acres, 22 units. High value in land
for future development $2,149,000. Compare and you'll buy!
ACREAGE/PDR for 30 homes. Near school/golf $235,000.
DUPLEX + VACANT LOT 100'x90'. Gulf Drive front, $360,000,
or duplex with two 2BR units at $210,000. Vacant lot $150,000.
ISLAND STYLING SALON Six+ stations. Great lease $49,000.
PALMA SOLA Exquisite 3BR/2.5BA, pool, greatroom, family
room,fireplace, BONUS greatroom,quality home with extras
GULFFRONT Condo 2BR/2BA, pool, sauna, tennis, elevator.
$320,000. Also Gulview $175,000.
STEPS TO GULF 4BR/3BA Gulfview, furnished. $350,000.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA, decks, furniture negotiable $228,000.
TRIPLEX BAYVIEW 2BR/1BA and two 1BR/1BA $149,900.
DUPLEX w/BOATDOCK 2BR/2BA, fireplace, family room. 1BR/
1BA, walk to beach. Furnished. Holmes Beach. $189,900.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria $129,900.
SAILBOAT WATER Canalfront 3BR/2BA, fireplace, indoor
utility plus more. Value at $229,000.
5351 GULF DRIVE 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807
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Island property transactions
108 78th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 1604
sfla3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1946 on an 8960
sf lot, was sold 12/17/97, Kielian to Rawlings, for
$250,000; list unknown.
110 Pelican, Anna Maria, an elevated canal front
2320 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1981
on a 75x100 lot, was sold 12/19/97, Loveland to
Staebler, for $265,000; list unknown.
1801 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, 155 Run-
away Bay, sfla condo built in 1978, was sold 12/17/
97, Kirk to Jenks, for $110,000; list $125,000.
208 Crescent, Anna Maria, a ground level 1342
sfla 2bed/l&l/2bath home built in 1950 on a 4502
sf lot, was sold 12/18/97, Hapner to Aposporos, for
$162,500; list unknown.
227 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, a ground
level 2080 sfla 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1952 on
a 44x94 lot, was sold 12/15/97, Anderson to
Germain, for $138,500; list unknown.
241 85th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level 1118
sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1957 on a 90x100
lot, was sold 12/15/97, Kenrick to Simmons, for
$152,000; list unknown.
2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, 103 Beach
Plaza, a 416 sfla office condo built in 1981, was sold
12/15/97, Goodchild to Sinclair & Whidden, for
$36,000; list unknown.
3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, a 457x316
lot with 18,400 sf building, was sold 12/15/97, Is-
land Foods to Publix Super Markets, for $3,060,000.
Previous sales 12/91 for $1,725,000.
4255 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 218 Island Vil-
lage, a 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981, was sold 12/
17/97, Greenberg to O'Hara, for $114,783; list
506 67th St., Holmes Beach, a ground level ca-
nal front 1574 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1971 on a 10545 sf lot, was sold 12/17/97, Kennedy
to Kallay & Planck, for $225,000; list $235,000.
5608 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 203 Sun Plaza
West, a 1200 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981,
was sold 12/15/97, Woods to Creed, for $162,500;
619 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a ground
level canal front 1482 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home
built in 1969 on a 95x115 lot, was sold 12/19/97, See
to Vogel, for $225,000; list 238,000.
6400 Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach, 22 Westbay
Point & Moorings, a 1200 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1977, was sold 12/17/97, Schuller to
Kennedey, for $130,000; list 134,900.
7002 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 5 lots mea-
suring about 54x103 each, were sold 12/17/97,
Corces to Genlo Inc, for $305,000; list unknown.
714 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a ground level 987
sfla 2bed/2bath home built in 1957 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 12/18/97, Beverly to Wayne, for $162,500;
8322 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, an elevated
1632 sfla 2bed/2&l/2bath/2car home built in 1980
on a 10320 sf lot, was sold 12/17/97, Willis-Clark to
Guthrie, for $180,000; list $189,000.
3601 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 103 Sandy
Pointe 1, a 2bed/2bath 1048 sfla condo built in 1986,
was sold 12/23/97, Adams to Thomas, for $100,000;
3607 E Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, 112 Sandy
Pointe 2, a 1,700 sfla 3bed/3bath/2car townhouse
condo built in 1996, was sold 12/24/97, Fla
Homebuyers Insurance to Randall & Smith, for
$175,000; list $164,900.
608 Ambassador, Holmes Beach, a canal front
ground level 1,248 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built
in 1962 on a 100x108 lot, was sold 12/24/97, Laudet
to Hieronimus, for $176,250; list $179,900.
725 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria, a gulffront
ground level 1,370 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built
in 1955 on a 60x85 lot, was sold 12/23/97, DeSear
to Norieg-Wilson, for $452,500; list unknown.
812 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront 1,669
sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1963 on a 60x160
lot, was sold 12/22/97, Hiscox to Vitale, for
$382,500; list unknown.
Compiled for The Islander Bystander by Doug
Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.
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Call us 1st
Visit us at our web site http:/'www.islandreal.com
Prudential Florida Realty, Anna Maria Island of-
fice, has announced that Carol Heinze was the firm's
top lister and top seller for the month of December.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc., has
announced the acquisition of Waterside Property Sales,
Inc. According to the firm, with the addition of
Waterside's three offices and 60 sales associates it rises
to the number one spot on Longboat Key.
Island Real Estate of Holmes Beach has announced
that Bob Fittro was the firm's top sales agent and Tom
Nelson its top listing agent for December.
Ben Cooper partner
with Island firm
Shirley Otey of Otey &
Associates has announced
that Ben Cooper has pur-
chased into her accounting
and tax preparation business
at 3909 E. Bay Drive,
Cooperhas more than 30 ,
years experience in the field.
Contact the firm at 778-
6118 for information. Cooper
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four-car garage, 35-foot boal dock on sailboat wa-
ter. Community pool and tennis. Special' $549,000.
2BR'2BA condo overlooking greenbelt and pool.
Sunny first-floor corner unit Well-established
Holmes Beach community Close to shops, res-
taurants, doctors, beach and bus line. $129,900
3BR/2BA home with dazzling view of Intracoastal
Waterway. Caged pool, boat davits, screened
lanai, large lot with room to expand, very private,
cul-de-sac Convenient Holmes Beach area.
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Beautiful wood everywhere, brick fireplace and
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lop-floor corner unit Panoramic Gull view Fantas-
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Buy it, sell it! Find it in The Islander Bystander
Sunday January 18
1 -4 pm
4439 121 St. Ct. W., Cortez ...................... $269,900
3BR/2.5BA home with old Florida charm on large lot in
Cortez Village. Lots of extras. Call Carla Price
530 72nd St., Holmes Beach..................... $625,000
See all the way to Tampa Bay from this Bay Palms
executive 3BR/3BA home with nearly 5000 sq. ft.
Enclosed pool, boat slip and fishing dock. Call Clarke
Williams 778-1718 eves.
535 69th St., Holmes Beach...................... $212,000
Bay Palms. Canalfront home located one lot off Bimini
Bay. 2BR/2BA, dock with boat lift. Great home, great
location. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
729 Key Royale, Holmes Beach ............... $575,000
This 2-3BR/2BA home in North Point Harbour was
custom built for present and original owners. 60 foot
screened decking and lanai, dock and boat lift. Call
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
106 2nd St. N., Bradenton Beach.............. $177,900
Almost new 2BR/1.1BA and 1BR/1BA duplex steps
from the beach. Open floor plan, 8-foot ceilings,
maintenance free exterior. Call Carol Williams
524 74th St., Holmes Beach...................... $399,900
This totally remodeled 3BR/2BA canalfront home
boasts glass block accents, curved walls and cathedral
entry, pool, fireplace, great bayou view. Call Judy
Duncan 778-1589 eves.
1301 Bay Dr. N. #88, Bradenton Beach ... $159,900
Baywatch. Rarely on the market, very well
maintained 2BR/2BA second-floor end unit with
breathtaking views of Anna Maria Sound. Call Susan
Hatch 778-7616 eves.
2107 Palma Sola Blvd. #67, Bradenton ..... $64,000
Spacious 2BR/2BA double wide home with security
system and sprinkler system. Short walking distance to
community dock on Palma Sola Bay. Call Dick Rowse
516 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach ......... $249,500
Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA canalfront home. Split
design, updated appliances, dock with water and
electric. Call Bill Donnelly 778-6392 eves.
516 72nd St., Holmes Beach..................... $295,000
Meticulously renovated 3BR/3BA canalfront residence.
Terra cotta tiles and glass block give an open, airy
feeling. Lush landscaping, 950 sq. ft. of decking, deep
canal with dock. Call Darcie Duncan 779-2290 eves.
903 Sandpiper, Bradenton ........................ $109,900
Lovely lakefront 2BR/2BA first-floor Perico Bay Club
condo, tastefully turnkey furnished with pastels and
light wood tones. Call Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.
4828 Palmetto Point Dr., Palmetto........... $115,900
Lovely 3BR/2BA home on three lots between two
streets. Homeowner's Association with boat ramp and
recreation hall. Call Sharron Hamilton 722-5741 eves.
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BRIGHT & OPEN Key West style elevated home
with great room design. Vaulted ceilings, spacious
kitchen with breakfast bar and pantry. Bonus
space on ground level for office, hobby room,
storage, etc. To see this almost new home call
Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.
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LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop, on premises,
Longboat Island Chapel, always has specials! Mon.-
Wed.-Sat., 9-3. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-4738.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-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.
FURNITURE MAKE AN OFFER Two maple chairs
$15 ea., small wing chair $40, glass-top coffee table
and two matching end tables $175 set, black TV
cabinet $50, two futon chairs $25 ea. Call 778-4029.
MICROWAVE Tappan Turnabout, 15h/16d/23.5w,
just like new. $100. Dining table, 36" square, ma-
hogany veneer with 4 matching chairs, all excellent
condition. $250 OBO. Call 383-2523.
DINING TABLE wood, tile inlay, 57x39 with eight
matching, sturdy chairs. $400. Three matching side
tables, tile top, 25x31. $100 each. TV armoire, 44w/
23d/78h. $690. Four folding chairs, chrome/leather.
$150. Chinese rug, hand carved, 8'5"x11'4". $500.
GARAGE DOOR 9-foot wide plus Genie door
opener, good condition. $75 OBO. 778-0321.
FIREWOOD FOR SALE Call Jeff at 778-1560.
10-FOOT ALUMINUM boat, 6 hr. Johnson motor.
$400. Three-wheel bike. $70 OBO. Call 778-5350.
MATCHING SET Three-cushion couch and two-
cushion couch. $75 for both. Call 778-3506.
ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK, beautiful condition, 5'
x 4', seven drawers per side. $2,000. Lawnmower
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. Modern
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 at $895,000.
Don & Karen Schroder (941)778-2200
FRA MA.ON FRNMXO
PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
Holiday bags. $6.50 lb. to benefit Island Players. Call
778-6956 for information or delivery. Also available at the
Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
ROSER GUILD Thrift Shop. Open Tues., Thurs.,
Fri., 9:30-2 Sat., 9-12. Clothing etc. 511 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, across from Chapel.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Jan. 24, 8-4 and Sun., Jan.
25, 8-11. Furniture, household items, appliances,
etc. 401 75th Street., Holmes Beach.
SALE Sat., Jan. 17, 9-1. Household items, clothes,
stroller, child's play sets, miscellaneous. 403 72nd
Street, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Sat., Jan. 17, 8-3 only. 510 71st Street,
Holmes Beach. 778-1771.
MOVING SALE Sat., Jan. 17, 10 am. Rain date
Sun., Jan. 18. Antiques, collectibles, wicker baskets,
beds, armoire, chairs, clothes. 2304 Avenue C,
TAG SALE Sat.., Jan. 17, 9-1. Great items, good
prices. Shell Point clubhouse, 6300 Flotilla Drive,
Holmes Beach. No early birds.
YARD SALE SAT., Jan. 17, 9-? A bit of something
for everyone plus shells, camera, frames, etc. 3702
5th Avenue #B.
EYEGLASSES FOUND on sidewalk at Gulf Drive
and 71st Street on Jan. 3, 1998. Can be claimed at
Island Bystander office.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
YOGA & MEDITATION with Harmony Feldmann.
Private, group and couples classes on the Island.
Register now for January classes. 778-3892.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Community Center informa-
tion and referral service 778-1586. Offering a confi-
dential source of services available to those in need
of help. Mon. through Fri., 9-5.
SAVE 30% WITH January Health Values. Vitamins
and supplements, cold and flu remedies, herbal teas
and organic foods. Shop Here's to Your Health, 5340
Gulf Dr., S&S Plaza, Holmes Beach. Call 778-4322.
BRITISH EMPORIUM (941) 794-6657. Bradenton's new
British store, English owner. Imported groceries, various
British goods. 7605 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton FL 34210.
SUPERIOR SERVICES has come to Playa
Encantada, 6005 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. A com-
plete rental service owned by Lyn and Clarke Poole.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP contemporary service at Roser
Church, 512 Pine Avenue, Sundays, 7pm. Join us!
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. House calls We
come to you cats or dogs Island only. 778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
AF l -
Carol S. Heinze
SAN REMO SHORES Price reduced
to $173,000 on this 3BR/2BA home
located on a deep-water canal with
boat dock and davits plus a solar
heated in-ground pool. Fenced private
back yard. Water and electric to multi-
level dock. Large family room with a
wood burning fireplace. #CH24264.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT
Richmond-built 2BR/2BA features a
formal dining room plus an eat-in kitchen,
bay windows and a boat dock. Priced
reduced to $189,900. #CH23404.
BAYVIEW, CANAL, DOCK, HEATED POOL. Key West-style
newer home. Offered turnkey furnished at $344,000. Call
Karen Lohse or Connie Volts at 778-0766 or visit our Open
House Saturday,1-17-98 or Sunday, 1-18-98 from 2-4PM.
YOU DESERVE TO BEGIN THE NEW YEAR in this immacu-
late 4 or 5BR/3.5BA pool home. Custom-built with designer
upgrades throughout. Spacious master suite has a cozy
sitting area and two extra large walk-in closets, master
bathroom features double vanities, step-in shower, and Ro-
man tub. Additional bedrooms are oversized with more than
ample closet space. Gourmet, white on white kitchen. Formal
dining room. Both family room and breakfast room overlook
caged pool and heated waterfall spa. Best value in NW area
at $340,000. #RE24678. Preview this exceptional property
today, Call Richard Estock anytime, 794-6303.
HUGE KITCHEN, FAMILY ROOM, FIREPLACE. 4BR/3BA pool
home located on very private lot. Must see to appreciate the spa-
ciousness. Lots of upgrades in the newer home. $299,000. Ask
for Karen & Bob Lohse 778-0766 ext 204 #20330.
JUST WAITING FOR THE TWO OF YOU 1BR/1BA home
with space including almost an acre with this 275x153 fenced
lot. Central heat and air, fireplace, and a dead end street.
$64,900. #11959. Call Carol Heinze 778-5059.
FRESH MEADOWS WELCOMES YOU Enjoy this 4BR/2BA
home overlooking the lake and the community pool for only
$128,500. Includes a beautifully landscaped, fenced in yard
and tennis courts for your entertainment. Close to Buffalo
Creek Golf Course. #24241Call Carol Heinze 778-5059
Fax: 941- 778-3035
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BIMINI BAY BEAUTY!
Fabulous views of Bimini Bay, dolphins playing, birds swooping,
setting sun, and a newer 55ft. dock all await you from this won-
derful contemporary home. Amenities include spacious 5-6BR/
4BA, large indoor pool with entertainment area. Trades
welcome! $595,000. Call Karin Stephan 388-1267. #KS21249.
JUST LISTED! Very special 3BR/2BA home with many newer
upgrades and a caged pool with an outdoor shower. Including
kitchen, appliances, wallpaper, and carpet. 25x12 master suite
has sitting area overlooking pool. Large spa, bathtub, large tiled
shower, split design with second bedroom access to pool and
a wood burning fireplace. All this for just $189,000. Call Karin
Stephan 388-1267. #KS26799.
JUST FOR YOU 3BR/2BA, totally renovated Key Royale
home, including all electrical and plumbing work. Also
includes fireplace, tile throughout the home and white carpet
in the master bedroom. Elegant customized master bath with
bidet, Jacuzzi tub and shower. Turnkey furnished. Two-car
garage and boat dock. #KS23689 $299,000. Call Karin
2BR/2BA Canal home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Pool home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Key Royal home
3BR/2BA Key Royale home
2BR/2BA Bayview Terrace, 3 mo. min.
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This spacious building lot is tucked away on the north
end of Anna Maria with beach access directly across
the street. Wonderful bay views can be yours today for
only $129,500. Owner wants an offer!
ISLAND'S BEST BUY!
Lowest priced lot in Anna Maria City. Don't miss
this large lot near the Gulf and bay. Owner says
sell! Just listed at $59,900 with possible terms.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
.9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307
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1987 BUICK LeSABRE very good condition, 89,000
miles. $2,500. Call 778-4107.
1988 RX7 HARD-TOP CONVERTIBLE white, looks
good, runs great! Leather interior, CD player with
surround sound and headrest speakers. Has new
exhaust, catalytic converter, radiator, water pump
and tires. 100,000 miles. $6,700. 778-2832.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.
WANTED TO RENT Rowboat or Jon boat with oars
- Jan., Feb. and Mar. Call 778-4673.
SEARAY CRUISER cuddy cabin, 228 Mercury I/O,
vinyl bimini and camper tops. $6,500 OBO. 10,000
lb. hoist $1,500. Call 778-1901.
COVERED BOAT LIFT for rent. Up to 22 ft. Easy
access to bay and Gulf. Located at 426 63rd Street,
Holmes Beach. 779-1083.
22-FOOT SAILBOAT with swing keel. Sleeps four.
Honda outboard, Loran, radio, galley, head, extras.
$2,750 or $100 per month. Call 798-9099.
BOAT DOCK FOR RENT 80th Street. Call 778-1916
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.,
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.
PART OR FULL TIME person to cut roses. Retiree
welcome. Also lady to sell roses. Have fun, make
good money, established accounts. Call 778-5909.
DISHWASHER/KITCHEN HELP Apply in person at Island
Inn, 1701 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, from 7-2.
SAUTI COOK AND DISHWASHER needed for
Biondo's Ristorante. Apply in person. 5702 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE full time and part time.
No nights, no Sundays. Great pay and bonuses. Ap-
ply in person. 4016 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key.
BABYSITTER NEEDED part time. Pays good. Ref-
erences required. Must like to play. Call 795-1696.
NOW HIRING COOKS AND cashiers. Apply in per-
son from 2-4. Shells Restaurant, Holmes Beach.
COMPUTER GURU sought for in-house web site
development. Resume, letter of interest to
islander@ mead.net or write The Islander Bystander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Fax
SEEKING JOURNALIST for award-winning weekly
staff. Must have experience writing features and/or
covering city beat. Web site development opportu-
nity. Resume, letter of interest to islander@ mead.net
or write The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217. Fax 941-778-9392.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
STATE-CERTIFIED CNA home-health aide and
companion available for a variety of duties. Call
Robert for appointment 749-7944 or 720-2711.
PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING service for all ages.
25-years experience addressing your needs and well
being. Let's have fun. Call Norman at 778-9244.
"The best news
on Anna Maria
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GULFFRONT DUPLEX Just listed. BAYFRONT HOME Fantastic views of
Gulffront duplex in the city of Anna Maria. Tampa Bay. 3BR/2BA, one-car garage in
This two-story masonary building offers excellent shape. New seawall, sandy
two 2BR/1.5BA units fully furnished with beach. $299,000. Yvonne Higgins
outstanding views. Offered at $549,000. 778-2246. R26729.
David Moynihan 778-7976.
BAYFRONT CONDO Rare bayfront unit
with great views. 2BR/2BA, turnkey
furnished. Great vacation or rental unit.
$149,000. Ed Oliveira 778-1751.
IMPERIAL HOUSE CONDO Ground-
floor 2BR/1BA. Clean, bright and inviting
condo with heated pool and low
maintenance fees. $77,900. Ed Oliveira
778-2246, eves. 778-1751. C23482.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX Fabulous views,
spacious floor plans and a short walk to beach.
Turnkey furnished. 2,736 sq. ft. of living area.
Large deep-water dock. Offered at $339,000.
David Moynihan 778-7976. D16133.
ISLAND LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA on
spring-fed lake. Fantastic views, large lot
zoned R2. Walk to prime beach in
Holmes Beach. $195,000. David
Moynihan 778-7976. R25325.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, plugs, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab.
Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Also repairs
and remodel. Island Check-A-Home at 778-3089.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
WALLPAPER BY MARCIA Commercial/residential.
Fifteen years experience. Insured, references. Free
estimates. (941) 778-0024, leave message.
IF YOU LIKE your home really clean, call Ava,
RETIRED ENGINEER DESIRES repair work. Fixes
everything from computers to dishwashers. Free
consultations, reasonable rates. Call 778-0498.
ISLAND HANDYMAN $15 service charge, $15 hr.
Construction degree, mid-western work ethic, senior
discount. Call 778-9405.
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM Tampa Airport
anytime. Call 778-7934.
AFFORDABLE HOUSECLEANING Residential, com-
mercial. 10-years experience. Free estimate. 778-2652.
RETIRED? LET US drive you to doctor, shopping,
etc. Also I am good at housekeeping. Call me at
OPEN HOUSE "SUPER SUNDAY"
Open this Sunday January 18th 1-3PM
706 South Bay Blvd., Anna Maria 3BR/2BA bayfront..................... $299,000
4610 Bimini Drive, Coral Shores 3BR/2BA canalfront, pool ......... $235,000
3405 66th Street Ct. W., Cordova Lakes 2BR/2BA, pool................ $109,500
400 21st Place, Bradenton Beach 2BR/2BA canalfront ................. $212,000
306 68th Street, Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA lakefront ....................... $195,000
9920 Spoonbill Road, Flamingo Cay 3BR/2BA canalfront ............. $189,000
607 87th Street Ct. NW 4BR/3.5BA bayfront ................................... $630,000
2408 Ave C, Bradenton Beach Large Duplex .................................. $325,000
List of 30 more Open Houses in this
Sunday's Bradenton Herald
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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 din-
ing 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. $193,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800. MLS# 26496.
3BR/3BA Canal Home ....................... $345,000
3BR/2BA Anna Maria Home ........... $193,000
2BR/2BA Sea Crest ............................$142,000
Bradenton Beach house steps to beach$700 mo
L (941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
SECOND HOME OR INVESTMENT.
DON'T LET THIS ONE SLIP BY!
$142,000 buys this spacious 2BR/2BA condo that
shows like new. Has new tile and carpet
throughout, two large balconies, private setting,
pool and almost right on the beach! Call me
about the income rental potential on this
property. Buy this one at yesterday's prices.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
SFlex l e e .
* ourplex Holmes Beach ................... $315,000
* Duplex Holmes Beach ........................ $175,000
JANUARY 18, 1 1-4
223 Oi aria
Upl~home. Heated pool,
bo j!llift: $345,000. Your hosts Dick
Ma ffr& Dave Jones 778-4800.
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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"THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION Cleaning Services"
established 1993. Residential, commercial, rentals.
Hard worker, dependable, excellent references. Call
for interview, Kimberly, 792-0862.
P&K RESIDENTIAL CLEANING free estimates,
bonded, insured, experienced, reasonable. Pat
Cantwell 792-0478 or Kitty Frost 792-5383.
HAULING, SHELLS DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and
painting. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
"GENTLE GARDENER" will weed, plant, manicure
and water your garden with gentle perfection. Call
Barbara at 778-6110.
LAWN CARE Mowing, trim, bushes, weeding, flowers,
cleanup. Reliable adult, experienced, references, rea-
sonable rates. Personal Touch Lawn Maintenance
MANATEE MOWERS Island lawn service. In busi-
ness over 10 years. Call Donnie Rivera today for a
free estimate at 778-7508. Thank you.
EXPERT LAWN CUTTING/tree trimming. Afford-
able, reliable, insured. Call Jeff at 778-1560.
LAWNS CUT palms trimmed, yards cleaned up.
Shell and mulch delivered and spread. Call David
Bannigan at 778-6972.
LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Design,
planting, mulching, shell, trimming. 35-years
NO BUGS FOR A YEAR! Guaranteed! Protection
Pest Control Inc. & Lawn Treatment. Call Bob
Bishop, our entomologist at 779-0028 for your free
pest control consultation.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
1-800-237-2252 ,F -\<, ,
p Simplify Your Search!
5201 Gulf Dive Home Beach. FL 4217 Call anytime for a consultation.
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
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STEPS TO BEACH AND BAY!
On the tranquil north end of Anna Maria is where you'll
find this well maintained 2BR/2BA elevated home. It
features a spacious screened porch, enclosed 2-car
garage with large storage area, new refrigerator and
disposal in 1997, and much more! Priced at $184,000.
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VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-one year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
MR. BILL'S 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.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
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.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Cozy 2BR/2BA steps to
beach and shopping. Great for single or couple.
$650 mo. plus utilities. 795-7805.
SEASONAL VILLA AVAILABLE now. 2BR/1BA,
ground floor, patio, carport, turnkey furnished.
Available monthly or for season. Call 778-3014.
SEASONALS JAN, FEB, MAR, 1998. North Beach
Village 3BR/2BA furnished. Excalibur Realty 792-5566.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR excel-
lent location, all new furnishings. Totally equipped;
phone, cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel, fish at your
front door. Walk to local shops, restaurants. $69 day,
$450 wk., $1,600 mo. (941) 778-1322. Fall rates.
GULFFRONT ANNUAL 2BR/2.5BA unfurnished
townhouse. Ground: Covered parking for two cars,
shower to knock sand off your feet. Second floor: Mexi-
can-tiled living room and kitchen, large balcony. Third
floor: 2BR/2BA, two balconies. All freshly redecorated.
$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.
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. (941) 778-4173 or (317) 823-4999.
SEASONAL RENTAL until Feb. 15. 1BR/1BA, fully
furnished, short walk to beach. $550 wk., $1,350 mo.
(941) 778-7045, leave message. Email
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Nice, quiet first-
floor 2BR fully furnished. Walk to beach, restaurants, etc.
Available Dec., Jan., Apr. No pets/smokers. 778-7107.
ANNUAL 1BR one block to beach and bay. View
of Gulf, balcony. Available Jan. 1. 203 2nd Street
N., Bradenton Beach. $500 mo./$250 deposit.
SEASONAL ADORABLE cottage. 2BR/1BA,
washer dryer, wood floors, just renovated. Available
Apr. 1, 1998. 106 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach.
$1,900 mo., $500 wk. (813) 258-2411.
SEASONAL RESERVE NOW for 1998-1999.
Ground-level 2BR/2BA house with garage, steps
to beach. Non smokers. Call (813) 961-6992.
SEASONAL RENTAL FOR the year 1999. Nice,
very clean upstairs apartment in Anna Maria City
next to beach and Post Office. Prefer 4-6 mo.
rental. Call 778-4499.
Residential Sales/Rental Division icensed Real Estate Broker
MEIResidential S ales/Rental i vision 0 Licensed Real Estate Broker
NEWER KEY WEST-STYLE HOME. Gorgeous views of WATERFRONT. Owner updated thinking never to move again.
Intracoastal Waterway and Jewfish Key. Garage accommodates six 3BR/2B, formal living/dining room, enclosed Florida room, atrium
cars and RV. 2BR cottage on same lot. $219,000. Bob Burnett, lanai, ceramic tile floors, fireplace. Dock with electric, water and lift.
387-0048. R23607 $184,900. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R22757
OPEN BAY VIEWS. 3BR with greatroom overlooking caged
pool. Fireplace, wood floors, all appliances. Brick decking,
courtyard entry, tile roof. $294,000. Kathy Marcinko.
SPECTACULAR, CONTEMPORARY, BUILD ON THE I
SARASOTA BAY RESIDENCE. 5,992 +/- four acres of wat
sq. ft., 4 or 5BR/3-1/2B onover3/4 acre. Two $215,000. Debb
master bedrooms, art studio, center-island R24911
kitchen, granite counter tops, marble floors.
Boat dock. $895,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200.
ENGLISH/GEORGIAN ESTATE. Over
3,700 sq. ft. of grandeur on 3 +/- acres on Available p
Palma Sola Bay. European elegance
throughout, hardwood floors, fireplace, Italian week or by
chandeliers. Library, den, studio and elevator. Anna Maria
$999,000. Sara LaPlante, 748-4389. R24084 Call one of
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE. Fronting the resort
Manatee River, two-story home filled with in- (941) 951-6668
numerable special touches. $1,900,000. JimL
Brown, 747-1200. R19008 Anna Maria I
GORGEOUS BAYFRONT UNIT. Totally upgraded including tile,
Berber carpet and appliances. Extended views of the ICW. Heated
pool, tennis. Just steps from the beach. Excellent rental unit, turn-
key furnished. $162,000. Bob Bumett, 387-0048. C26761
NT LOT MAINLAND
BRADEN RIVER. Over
erfront waiting for you.
i Heagerty, 747-9628.
properties by the
the month from
Island to Venice.
Sour rental and
8 or (800) 881-222
island Centre Shops
TIMBER CREEK. Turnkey-furnished 1BR/
1BA condominium on ground floor over-
looking golf course. Play unlimited golf all
year with low yearly fee. Immediate occu-
pancy. $44,900. Van Bourgois, 761-0273.
5 +/- ACRE LOT on corner of SR-70. 15
miles east of 1-75 near Panther Ridge.
Possibly more acreage available.
$58,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273 or Dave
Barker, 792-8932. L26498
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
3224 East Bay WDrive, Holms Bah loia321 4,7865 Vstor ietnBa nere t
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F'Y 'l a Hauling By the cut or by the month.
v almn We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
9 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
SWILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
Quality home repair and maintenance
S Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
SPainting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
FAST SERViCE NEW VEhicIEs BEST PRiCES
OfficE (941) 779-004. PAqER (941) 569-2677
Robert's Mobile Detailing
"Where detailing is the difference"
Most Cars $49.95 746-5098
Reasonable Rates!! i
Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Refacing New
Entertainment Centers Formica Wood
REX B. SLIKER 778-7399
10 Years Local References Insured
S-The Traeling Floor Store"
SRVE MONEY ~ Best prices guaranteed!
STRY HOME Ue'll come to you!
CRLL NOW ~ We'll be right over! 778-7311
Island owned and operated by Ed Kirn
Check our web site: www.carpetnetwork.com
Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!
MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Please note new phone number:
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
ISLA N.DER CASIED
R N A L S C n t n e IR N A L S o n i n u d
SPARKLING, NEWLY CARPETED living room, Mexican-
tiled bedroom, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Large private
patio. Holmes Beach. $550 mo. Available Mar. 778-7309.
SEASONAL RENTAL now through May. Retired
couple seeking 2-3BR/2BA home or ground-floor
condo on waterfront. Please call 778-2187.
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.
ANNUAL FABULOUS 3BR/2BA one-year old home
across street from Gulf beach has all amenities.
Available now, no pets. $1,600 mo. plus utilities. Call
Carol at Green Real Estate (941) 778-0455.
SUMMER 1998/WINTER 1999 rentals available now.
Martinique direct Gulffront, three month minimum.
Pool, tennis, security elevator. $2,000 $3,000 mo.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, garage, washer/dryer.
Short walk to beach, sleeps 4. Tumkey furished. Available
Jan. 15. $1,800 mo. plus tax. Call 778-5057.
ON BAY ANNUAL rental 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA
houses 1BR/1 BA duplex, dock privileges. Coldwell
Banker, Rick Jennette 388-3966.
ANNA MARIA private room with your own bath and
entrance. One block to beach. $400 mo. Call 779-0029.
WHITE HOUSE vacation apartments. Vacancy due
to illness now through Mar. 1. Also booking 1999.
$1,175 mo. plus tax. Call 778-2039.
SPACIOUS ANNUAL RENTALS near beach. Start-
ing at $500 mo. No pets. References and security.
SUNBOW BAY RENTAL 2BR/2BA, totally updated,
turnkey including pots and pans. Available Feb.,
Mar., Apr., 1998. Water view. Inquiries call 778-0015.
ANNUAL BAYOU CONDO 2BR/1BA ground-floor
unit. Stack washer/dryer. City of Anna Maria, condo
approval required, no pets. $665 mo. includes water
and cable. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate at 778-2307
for further information.
GULFFRONT BEACH COTTAGE on Holmes Beach.
2BR/1BA, sleeps six, fully furnished. $550 wk. or
$2,300 mo. through Apr. Call 748-1600.
HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, washer/
dryer, steps to wide sandy beach and pristine sunsets.
Great quiet area. Close to all shopping, Gulf and bay
views from sundeck. $675 mo. plus utilities. Available
Feb. 15 on annual basis only. No pets. Call 778-6743.
DUPLEX APARTMENT 2BR/1BA, walk to beach.
$700 mo., annual lease. First, last, security. No pets.
Anna Maria City. Call 792-8817.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1 BA apartment for rent annually.
$475 mo. plus utilities. Call 795-0413. One block to beach.
RETIRED COUPLE SEEKING rental annual/sea-
sonal. 2-3BR/2BA home or ground-floor condo on
waterfront. Please call 778-2187.
VACATION RENTAL Beautiful efficiency apartment,
furnished, one block to beach. $1,000 mo. includes utilities,
basic cable and local phone service. Call 778-4611.
ANNA MARIA North Shore Drive, Gulfside. 3BR/2BA
house available immediately. Great house and
location. $2,400 mo. Call 778-2541.
AVAILABLE 1998 SEASON 2BR/2BA house newly
updated. Washer/dryer, screened porch. Walk to
beach, no pets/smokers. $1,800 mo. (813) 643-3138.
ONE HALF DUPLEX Turnkey 2BR/2BA. Weekly/
monthly, available Feb. 1. Call 778-8368 or 778-4751.
2BR/1 BA ANNUAL UNFURNISHED. Bright and spa-
cious. New kitchen, appliances, carpet, tile, etc.
Quiet, secure neighborhood close to beach. $750
mo., first, last, security. No pets, non smokers
preferred. Call 779-2056 or (305) 745-8913.
RENTAL UNFURNISHED 3BR/2BA with pool on
canal. $1,900 mo. Call Island Real Estate 778-6066.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX on the beach. 2BR/1 BA,
sleeps six, fully furnished. Cable TV, VCR, washer/
dryer, microwave, screened lanai, sun deck. $750
wk. Call (305) 932-0197.
1 BR CONDO TURNKEY furnished. Bayfront, pool,
laundry. Steps to beaches and restaurants. Available
now. Call 778-8412.
WEE 1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT Walk to beach and shop-
ping. Seasonal $700 mo. 3012 Gulf Drive. Call 778-3906.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/1BA, Anna Maria. Two
blocks to beach. Available Feb. 1. $575 plus utilities,
first, security. Call 778-4944 or (813) 864-2416.
NICE 2BR/2BA APARTMENT Central heat and air,
steps to beach. Couple $650, last, security. Includes
water and garbage. No pets. Call 778-1259.
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA upstairs. Gulf views from all
rooms. Washer/dryer. 104 31st Street, Holmes
Beach. Available through Apr. Everything furnished.
$1,600 mo. Call 778-6050.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL tumkey-fumished, ground-
floor 1 BR apartment. 100 yards to Gulf. Call 778-0103.
NEW FULLY FURNISHED deep-canal executive
home or sale or lease (seasonal or annual.) 5BR with
70-foot boat dock, boat lift, heated pool and spa,
great view. $5,000 mo. seasonal, $4,000 mo. annual,
$1,800 wk. For more information call 778-0547.
VACATION CANCELLATION AVAILABLE now. 300
feet to beach. $500 wk., $1,200 to $1,500 mo. 2BR.
Call 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
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 tran-
quility of this very charming and unique property. The best
part is it's only 20 minutes from the beach. This is a very
special property perfect for single or couple or would
make a great second home or vacation rental. Must sell
now! Sacrifice $105,000. Owner (941) 795-7805.
HOLMES BEACH north end. Quiet location, 3BR/
2BA with glass lanai and pool. Lots of tile. No Real-
tors. $174,900. Call 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
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LARGE CUSTOM-BUILT mini estate directly on the
bay. $585,000. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real
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 with 3BR/2BA.
$187,500. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate,
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 Free-
man, 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,
LARGE 145 X 52 BUILDABLE LOT in Anna Maria.
$82,500. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate,
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.
FANTASTIC BUY! $143,900. Definitely the lowest
priced Island home in its class! 3BR/2BA, open
kitchen, tree-top porch, elevated, 10-years old. Ap-
proximately 1,500 sq. ft. under air. Four-car covered
parking. Short stroll to Gulf beach and bay. Much
more! Phone (941) 778-5788 or 778-7752.
BY OWNER Ground-level 3BR/2BA home, 900 feet
to beach. Large lanai with spa. 20x20 wood deck with
wood-burning barbecue. Completely remodeled in
1994. $229,700. 213 70th St. 778-5428.
GROUND-LEVEL 2BR/2BA fully-furnished home.
Fruit trees in yard, small tool shed with yard tools.
One and a half blocks to beach. Turnkey ready.
$175,000. Call 778-4186.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND four-plex. Gulf/bay views.
Professional remodel, new furniture, appliances,
pool. Excellent money-maker. 4.3% financing.
$650,000 OBO. (941) 778-1322.
NW BRADENTON Executive pool home. Gorgeous,
5,000 + sq. ft., 6BR/5.5BA, river view. Professionally
decorated, fabulous chef's kitchen. Anxious owner
leaving state. $429,000. Call 795-4576.
HOLMES BEACH Lovely, quiet area. Cozy
remodeled 2BR/2BA, patio, screened lanai. Asking
$169,500. Owner 779-1185. Possible owner
HOMES BEACH 100 yards to Gulf. Ground-level
3BR/2BA house with mother-in-law-suite. Appraised
at $228,000. Call 778-0103.
EXCEPTIONAL PRICE $147,500 will buy 3BR/2BA
elevated home on quiet street in great neighborhood.
Covered parking for four autos, much more. Divorce
sale. Call owner (941) 778-5788 or 778-7752.
NEWLY REMODELED DUPLEX 2BR/2BA each
side. 2304 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Call 778-
8368 or 778-4751.
ROYAL PALM VILLA Own for less than renting.
2BR/2BA with 25x8 screened lanai. Home warranty
on appliances. Walking distance to USF, Asolo,
Ringling. $49,500. Call JMC Realty 792-8387.
DON'T BUY A CONDO until you talk to Yvonne. My
years of experience and hundreds of photos can help
you zero in on the one that fits your budget and
lifestyle. Yvonne Higgins, Wagner Realty 778-2246.
GULFFRONT CONDO $139,900. 2BR/2BA, spa-
cious rooms, two-car garage, storage galore. Yvonne
Higgins, Wagner Realty 778-2246.
BAYFRONT HOME in quiet Anna Maria. 3BR/2BA
with fabulous views. $299,000. Yvonne Higgins,
Wagner Realty 778-2246.
ANNA MARIA Comer building lot approximately 50x100.
If you like great views of Tampa Bay and St. Pets, and
serene beach and fishing activities, this lot is for you.
Reduced. $99,5000. Call (941) 778-5842, ask for Walt.
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, den, fireplace, caged
pool. Deep-water canal. Foley, owner/broker.
$179,000. Call 383-5474.
GULF CONDO 2BR/1 BA $150,000. Financing avail-
able. Call (800) 824-0142.
CUTE HOLMES BEACH duplex. 1BR/1BA each
side. One half blocks to beach. $132,500 by owner.
KEY ROYALE 608 Hampshire. Sparkling 3BR/2BA,
golf course frontage, grand canal rear. Large
screened lanai. $269,000. By owner. Call 778-3367.
SEASIDE COURT 2BR/2BA, canal, dock, two-car carport.
$115,000. Chris Shaw, Island Real Estate 778-6066.
3BR/2BA SINGLE-FAMILY home, central Holmes
Beach location. Close to beach, deeded boat dock.
Owner/Realtor. $174,900. Call 778-0159.
BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA. Can't afford it? Would like
someone to buy part, open to suggestions. Value $350,000
+/- $50,000. Call 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
FOUR-PLEX 300 feet to public beach. 3BR/2BA, ground
floor, close to everything. Good income. 108 39th Street.
$320,000. Call 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
LOT FOR SALE Newton Lane, Anna Maria. Gulf
view, 178x152x148. $175,000. Call (614) 866-4244.
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securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not
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advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportu-
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Townhouse on private island. 2BR/2BA water-
front with 2,000 sq. ft. Close to beach and golf.
$229,900. Call The Halls at 778-2261.
ON THE BRADEN RIVER See the river from Florida
room overlooking beautiful caged pool. Property
needs TLC. Possible owner finance. Dock. $179,900.
Call Tony Tiberini at 778-2261.
TRY TO BEAT THIS DEAL! 3BR/2BA townhouse in
Lakeside South is like new. Maintenance fee is only
$70/month for heated pool, tennis, cable TV, lawn
care. $78,900. Call Gary Larison at 778-2261.
JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH from the 4BR/
3BA home with mother-in-law apartment. Tile
floors, fenced yard, fully renovated. $229,000.
Call The halls at 778-2261.
BEACH AREA SINGLE FAMILY HOME Im-
maculate 3BR/2.5BA patio pool home. A two-car
detached garage. Loft has a wet bar refrigerator.
$165,000. Call Rose Schnoerr at 778-2261.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/1BA cot-
tage across from beach. $1,800 per
month, available April.
SINGLE FAMILY HOME Flamingo Cay
3BR/2BA, nicely decorated. Available
January, February, March, and April.
Would take long-term rental. $2,200 per
Call Emily Romer at 778-9611.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND BEACH HOME 3BR/3BA,
work island in kitchen, two screened porches, open
plan, Berber carpeting, and fireplace, much more.
$224,900. Call Rose Schnoerr at 778-2261.
GULF-TO-BAY COMMUNITY Lovely first-floor 2BR/
2BA unit at Imperial House.Includes clubhouse,
heated pool, private fishing pier and Gulf access.
$85,000. Call Susan Hollywood at 778-2261.
VIZCAYA 2BR/2BA condo $1,500 per
month. Available January, February,
March and April.
2BR/2BA CONDO IRONWOOD
Bradenton. $1,500 per month.
2BR/2BA VILLA PERICO
Bradenton. $2,600 per month.
Call Emily Romer at 778-9611.
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