FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE
Plaza proposed on Anchor
By Andrew White
A new shopping plaza has been proposed for
construction on the old Anchorage property at the
corner of Pine and North Bay Boulevard in the city
of Anna Maria.
Jim Toomey gave a preview of his plans at a re-
cent Anna Maria City Commission meeting. He will
address the Planning and Zoning Board during its
next meeting on Feb. 2.
Toomey is in the process of purchasing the prop-
erty from current owner Robert Byrne.
While the plaza is proposed on the site of the old
restaurant, Byrne has retained the lots across Pine Av-
enue on North Bay Boulevard that had once served as
parking for the Anchorage and the city pier.
Byrne hopes to build single-family residences on
the Pine Avenue lots and is working with City Attor-
ney Jim Dye to fulfill conditions suggested by the Plan-
ning and Zoning Board at its last meeting.
The shopping plaza as proposed by Toomey will
consist of two separate buildings, one two-story build-
ing and the other a ground-floor structure. The two-
story building will contain two retail shops on the
ground floor and three office/professional spaces up
top. Toomey proposed access for handicapped persons
to the second floor be accomplished by an elevator.
The one-story building is proposed to be larger,
with approximately 12 retail shops planned.
No restaurant or cafe will be on site due to limited
parking in the area. As such, any locational liquor serv-
ing rights afforded by city ordinance and previously
associated with the property will be lost.
Two lucky Islanders are
headed to San Diego for a
super time at Super Bowl
on Jan. 25 with the
Denver Broncos taking on
last year's winner, Green
Bay Packers. The colorful
tickets are secured by a
raised hologram panel on
the back so you can forget
trying to pass these
off at the gate. Ticket
price including taxes is
$275, with scalpers in
San Diego reportedly
' asking as much as $5.,000.
Stadium seating is 75.000
and the city is bracing for
an influx of more than
500,000 raving football
fans. Better them than
Residents help craft
cell tower ordinance
By Pat Copeland
It was democracy at its best.
In the first of two Holmes Beach Commission
work sessions on the cellular tower ordinance last
week, consultant Jayne Gerdeman turned to residents
and said, "We want to hear from you instead of having
you be upset with the way the procedures have gone.
We want to hear what you have to say."
The result was a dialogue between residents and
commissioners that produced criteria that met the ap-
proval of both groups.
"You are in the first phase of the tower build-out,"
Gerdeman explained. "The next phase is going to be
antennas that will be under 100 feet and they'll be the
fillers. I'm trying to find language that does not create
loopholes and that addresses future technology."
The county now has more than 60 cellular phone
towers and county officials anticipate 300 towers
will be needed to meet the demands of the industry.
Nationwide the industry is turning on 30,000 new
In addition, antennas are being constructed for pri-
vate telecommunications services such as trucking
companies, for school communications, to aid in high-
way management and the like, she said. Municipalities
must include these in their ordinances.
Gerdeman first asked residents, "Where do you
think the towers should be? You are better off telling
them where you want them."
Jerry Perry suggested city-owned property and
"City hall is the perfect setup and it will also
serve your communication., needs," she said. "It is
not obtrusive or abutting streets and you have the
collapse zone necessary."
Gerdeman recommended the city contract with a
tower construction/management company to build and
manage the tower for the city and give the city a por-
tion of the fees collected.
Commissioner Luke Courtney said the ordinance
should state that any tower built on city property is to
be used for municipal purposes.
PLEASE SEE CELL TOWER, NEXT PAGE
4 for mayor,
Holmes Beach voters will have a record number
of mayoral candidates to choose from in the March
Qualifying for the election ended Tuesday, Jan. 20.
In the running for the seat being vacated by Mayor Bob
VanWagoner are incumbent commissioners Carol
Whitmore and Ron Robinson, past mayoral candidate
Joy Courtney and political newcomer Lou Fiorentino.
Candidates for two open commission seats retired by
Whitmore and Robinson include: Sandy Haas-Martens.
who resigned last week as chairman of the Anna Maria
Fire Commission in order to run for city commission; past
candidate and former code enforcement officer Mike
Hcistand: past candidate and attorney Roger Lutz; and
political newcomer Jloan Pen'-N.
A simple majority of votes cast elects the mayor, with
the top vote getter taking office for a two-year term. The
top two vote getters among the four candidates in the com-
mission race are elected to two-year terms.
The mayor receives $1 per year plus $800 per
month for expenses for a total of $9,601 annually.
Commissioners receive $1 per year plus $400 per
month annually for expenses for a total of $4,801. The
filing fee is 1 percent of the total annual compensation
or $96 for mayor and $48 for commissioners.
Unregistered voters or new residents have until
Feb. 9 to register in order to vote in the election. All
registration is by mail and mail-in cards are available
at city hall, 5901 Marina Drive.
Requests for absentee ballots may be made by call-
ing the Manatee County Elections Center at 741-3823.
... and 2 seats on
The Anna Maria Fire District is seeking applica-
tions for two seats on the board of fire commissioners.
Sandy Haas-Martens resigned to run for the Holmes
Beach City Commission. Fire Commissioner Marty
Dutyschaver moved out of the district.
These seats will be filled by appointment by the
board and expire with the November 1998 elections.
Applicants are required to be residents of the district
and registered voters.
Applications are available at the fire district admin-
istrative office. 6601 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and
will be accepted until Feb. 4.
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Those Were the Days ................................ .... 7
Stir-it-up ........................................................ 14
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 22
Crossword puzzle.......................................... 32
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
JANUARY 21, 1998
MM PAGE 2 E JANUARY 21, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Thursday THE day for Bradenton Beach work
By Paul Roat
"I feel very comfortable we can correct this by next
"This" was the four-page punch list of work still to
be completed on the Bradenton Beach historic old-
town renovation project, part of a $500,000 grant is-
sued through the Community Development Block
The "we" in the "comfortable" part of that state-
ment was MegaForce Construction Foreman Tony
Rembert, who made the statement to a city citizen ad-
visory committee last week while MegaForce owner
Pat Crawford nodded agreement.
"We want to correct these things," Crawford said,
"and obviously they are not done. We need to get the
landscape people back here, we need to correct the
bricks ... all these things can be done in a very short
period of time."
Time is of the essence in this project. Originally
scheduled to be completed in mid-November, the last
payment for final project completion is scheduled to be
issued late this week.
If the work is not completed to everyone's satisfac-
tion and MegaForce isn't paid by Friday, the funds go
back to the state. The money can be re-requested, but
only after 30 days have passed.
The current grant has to be completed by the end of
this month in order for the city to apply for another grant
11 this year. If the current grant isn't completed by the end
of the week, in other words, the next time the city could
get any CDBG money would probably be late 1999.
Citizen Advisory Task Force Chair John Sandberg
said Monday a walk through the project area revealed
a number of things still to be completed. "I question the
amount of work that can be completed in the time
frame the contractor has," he said.
Highlights still to be completed are street lights,
landscaping that were planted either too high or too
low, and puddles of water near storm drains.
One thing that probably won't get fixed but, due to
a technicality, won't hold up the grant timetable is the
A manufacturer's glitch in the decorative lights had
them shipped to Bradenton Beach without a special
seal at the light hood and the supporting post. Without
the seal, water leaks into the lights. With the excep-
tional rains that have drenched the Island in the past
few months, the lights just don't work right.
John Moody, with the architectural team who de-
signed the project, said the manufacturer is aware of the
problem and has pledged to correct it. Robert Johnson,
the city's administrator for the CDBG grant, said
manufacturers' errors were exempt from the grant
Some of the things that have been corrected by
Rough, uneven planking on the boardwalk on
Bridge Street leading to the Bradcnton Beach City Pier.
Nails were also the wrong size and steel, not galva-
nized. The problems were fixed last week.
Pavers those decorative streetscape structures
that look like a concrete block turned on its side at
the entrance to the city pier were too high and had to
be removed, the base underneath removed, and the
Two of the beams on the clock tower were bro-
ken. Sandberg said the problem was corrected, al-
though he was not completely satisfied with the method
And the big problem: the puddles.
To correct the problem the right way, Sandberg
said, would require some major excavation around the
storm drains. The contractor is maintaining that the
problem has been an ongoing problem and not one that
could be corrected through the design of the current
The matter will be a topic of some lively discussion
during Thursday afternoon's city commission meeting.
As Sandberg put it:
"Stay tuned for Thursday's meeting."
Islanders' trucks burn
The end of the year was tough on two Islanders whose trucks were destroyed by fire. Above, a truck belonging
to Hugh Holmes Jr. caught fire in late December while parked in his driveway. In another incident, a truck
belonging to Fire Commissioner John VanOstenbridge caught fire shortly after he pulled into Fire Station 2 in
Cortez in November. Both fires were attributed to mechanical failure and both trucks were totaled. Islander
Photo: Bonner Presswood.
Holmes Beach cell tower law drafted by citizens, commission
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Commissioner Ron Robinson said towers should be
limited to 37 feet in height, the same as other buildings.
"It's technically impossible in a flat area like this
city to work at 37 feet," Gerdeman said. "They need
110 to 155 feet and in some cases along interstate high-
ways, 180 feet. If you don't let them build the technol-
ogy they need to offer service, you've created a barrier
to entry from competition in the marketplace, which
can get you sued."
Commissioners agreed that no tower shall exceed
125 feet unless approved by special exception.
Sue Normand, who is working with Gerdeman to
draft the ordinance, said she changed the wind load
from 170 mph to 140 mph after speaking with a Tampa
"He explained that a wind load of 140 mph is mea-
sured 33 feet above the ground and it translates to over
175 mph at 155 feet," Normand said.
Robinson asked about the strength of the monopole.
"Monopoles have to be buried 50 feet into the
ground with enough concrete poured to support 140
mph winds," Gerdeman replied.
Robinson said wind load should remain at 170 mph
and Gerdeman said it requires more land usage and she
didn't think it would be permitted.
"How far do you want the towers to be from resi-
dential property?" Gerdeman asked. "Think about your
community and what will work for you."
Suggestions included 250 feet from the nearest
residential property line, the height of the tower from
property line to property line and the height of the
tower from the base of the tower to the property line.
"We have to think about what we don't want a fall-
ing tower to hit a house, an evacuation route, a
building where there may be a dense collection of
people such as a restaurant, utility lines," resident Jerry
Perry pointed out.
The fall-down radius is less than the height of the
tower, noted Manatee County employee Erika Barett,
who's been working on the county's cellular tower
ordinance. The county plans to require an engineer's
certification of the fall-down radius.
Commissioners agreed that the setback will be the
height of the tower but no less than 100 feet. The set-
back is to be measured from the base of the tower struc-
ture closest to the applicable property line.
Resident Joan Perry noted that people should not
have to look at the towers, and Gerdeman said the city
should only accept camouflage designs such as trees,
lighthouses and church steeples.
"If they want to have something in your city, they
have to be creative," Gerdeman noted.
Robinson suggested that each provider be required
to submit three camouflage designs for the commission
to choose from.
"What do you want at the base of the tower (around
the support building)?" Gerdeman asked. "Providers
should be allowed to have security for their property
but they also have to be told what to do so the build-
ing does not become an eyesore or an open invitation
to thieves. They usually like to erect a six-foot chain
link fence around it."
Robinson said the tower must be fenced for safety
concerns but the fence should be landscaped with trees
or plants that will camouflage the fence.
Gerdeman said the ordinance should be specific on
what vegetation is allowed and require monthly main-
tenance because of rapid plant growth in this climate.
They agreed on an eight-foot high security fence
surrounded by mature landscaping at a minimum
height of five feet.
As for where to allow towers, all agreed to com-
mercial and city-owned property. Courtney suggested
the public/semi-public zone in order to include
churches. Recreational land was also added.
The group discussed the A-l zoning district, also
called the hotel/motel district, that was suggested at a
previous meeting. However, Courtney noted that it is
too close to the beach and more than half the district is
residential because of condominiums, duplexes and
Commissioners agreed that providers will pay a
registration fee of $7,500 and an annual renewal fee of
$1,500, including co-locators.
Barett said the ordinance should include standards
for abandonment of towers, and the amount of the per-
formance bond should be an engineer's estimate of
what it will cost to remove and dispose of the structure.
Gerdeman recommended the commission elimi-
nate the section on NIHR (nonionizing electromagnetic
radiation) compliance because it is a federal regulatory
process and the city has no jurisdiction in the issue.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner pointed out that "we
have the right to ask providers to show us why they
need a particular structure to provide adequate cellular
service, the height they need and any other options. We
have the right to seek that information to weigh the
decisions that we make."
Commissioners said language to that effect will
The commission plans to complete revisions to the
ordinance this week and hold a first reading. The sec-
ond reading is slated for Jan. 30 at 2 p.m.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JANUARY 21, 1998 0 PAGE 3 MM
LaVista dock debate continues
By Andrew White
Lake LaVista residents have been unable to reach
a compromise with city hall concerning a new dock
proposed on the city-owned site.
A special work session, yet to be scheduled, will
decide the outcome of this issue once and for all.
While several lots border the city's property on
Lake LaVista, it has been determined by City Attorney
Jim Dye that the parcel itself and the dock are city
property. Lake LaVista residents fired back with an
abstract that they believe shows ownership in their fa-
vor. Some residents have proposed a homeowners as-
sociation to build and take care of the new dock.
The city is willing to take on the expense and liabil-
ity of the new dock; and if it does so it will be public
property available to all residents of Anna Maria.
Lake LaVista residents are standing firm in the
belief that exclusive use of the dock enhances their
The most recent bone of contention is overnight
boat parking. If it is a city-owned dock, residents will
be allowed to park there for a short period of time, pri-
marily to pick up and drop off people and supplies.
Residents want to keep their boats there indefinitely.
"If I ever get a boat, I want to keep the boat some-
where in the water," says resident Jim Callahan. "If this
is a public dock and I can't use it for my purpose, it
diminishes my need for a dock. All that does is bring
in other people who want to use it for the day."
City Public Works Director Phil Charnock is cur-
rently taking bids to demolish the three old docks on
site. All parties agree that these docks are dangerous in
their present condition and should be torn down.
City officials have proposed building a single T-
shaped dock on the site, larger than the present three.
It is the majority opinion of the commission that prop-
erty values in the area will not be affected.
"I don't believe property values will depreciate,"
said Commissioner George McKay. "There have been
no appraisals or evidence that property values will go
down, it has just simply been stated so."
Right now ownership rests with the city and it can
do what it sees fit with the parcel and the docks accord-
ing to officials.
"The value of the land for the people that live there
is sort of a moot point because it is not part of their
land," said Commissioner Robert McElheny. Both he
and McKay have received calls from residents on both
sides those who want exclusive use and those who
"Their main concern is that it not be a public park-
ing lot," said McElheny. "It isn't one now and I think
that's what they want to preserve."
Beachwalkers should plan to leave something
besides footprints on the shore those crab traps
that occasionally wash in from the Gulf.
Local crabbers are reporting a greater-than-
usual loss of stone crab traps this year, and are
attributing the attrition to beachgoers taking the
traps from the sand for ornamental home deco-
Cold fronts and the associated high winds
where they apparently are falling prey to
beachgoers. At $30 or so for a crab trap, the loss
can be substantial to crabbers.
If you find a crab trap on the beach, either
leave it be or pull it farther up on the sand. Crab-
bers tell The Islander Bvstander that they regu-
larly patrol the beaches in search of their prop-
erty and will retrieve the traps.
After all, without traps, how can we enjoy
and waves often push the traps on the beach, those wonder stone crabs?
The state administrative hearings on Orimulsion will
be televised live daily beginning at 9 a.m. on the Mana-
tee Government channel. The hearings will replay each
evening at 6 p.m. with two exceptions following a
Manatee County Commission meeting on Jan. 20 and a
special Planning Commission meeting on Jan. 22.
Anna Maria City
1/27, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
1/22, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
1/23, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
1/27, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
1/21, 2 p.m., Manatee County Fire Chiefs
and Fire Commissioners meeting to discuss
fire/rescue issues, Palma Sola Room. Mana-
tee Convention and Civic Center,
One Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
1/26, 9:30 a.m., Manatee-Sarasota Metro-
politan Planning Organization,
Sudakoff Hall, USF Campus, Sarasota.
1/27, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic
Association, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
1/22, 1 p.m., Commission meeting. Agenda: Approval
of GTE contract, discussion on Commissioner Dan
Goodchild's request for reimbursement for airline
ticket, setting date for work session on street ends,
Bradenton Beach Festival update, Bradenton Beach
Marina-Walter Post access discussion, request for city
corporate credit card, Citizen Advisory Task Force
update and Community Development Block Grant
change order approval, request for Mayor Connie
Drescher to attend computer class and public comment.
Please leave crab traps on beach
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IQ PAGE 4 E JANUARY 21, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
By Pat Copeland
The Anna Maria Island Flood Mitigation Commit-
tee recently submitted a grant application to the South-
west Florida Water Management District.
The $2,500 grant will supplement $6,000 contrib-
uted by the three Island cities and will be used to de-
velop educational materials on flood management.
The 20-member committee is developing an island
flood mitigation plan, as well as participating in a se-
ries of activities designed to lower residents' flood in-
Each activity is assigned points and for every 500
points a city earns, flood insurance rates are reduced
five percent, up to a maximum of 45 percent. All three
Island cities have earned enough points to reduce rates
The committee is focusing on activities in four ar-
eas public awareness, new development, damage
reduction and flood preparedness. It hopes to receive
enough additional points to lower flood insurance rates
an additional 5 to 10 percent.
The committee developed the following bylaws to
determine the structure of the committee:
Membership will include the three Island build-
ing officials, two public safety officers (fire and po-
lice), one real estate agent, one planner and five resi-
dents from each city. Each city commission will be
asked to assign a liaison to the committee.
Additional associate members can join subcom-
mittees which will be chaired by members.
The committee will seek an equal amount of
funding from each city annually.
There will be a minimum of six meetings per year.
Amy Stickler, center, and her sons, Cory, left, and Tyler enjoy a parking lot pickup picnic in front of Sun &
Surf boutique at the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. Seated in the back of the family pickup truck
complete with table and chairs, the boys eat and color pictures with mom and grandfather, store owner Marty
Duytschaver, supervising the tailgaiting activities. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
City commissions will reappoint members or fill
Anna Maria Building Official Phil Charnock said
Anna Maria will be unable to meet the February dead-
line for the completion of the flood plan. He suggested
trying to meet the next deadline in October. The other
two building officials agreed.
Lee Hornack, chairman of the public information
committee, reported the group will have a public informa-
tion booth at the Bridge Street Festival on Feb. 7 and 8.
Charnock noted that the public information re-
quirement that real estate agents advise potential prop-
erty purchasers about the flood hazard may be difficult
to meet. He suggested erecting signs at Island entrances
that state, "Caution Coastal High Hazard Zone."
"If we put the signs up, everybody that comes over
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the bridges will see the signs and we've fulfilled the
requirement," Charnock explained.
"It's not such a bad idea," Committee Chairman
Joan Perry agreed.
"The most important thing is that a sign like that
would bring questions," Holmes Beach Building Offi-
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One member felt that people would not understand
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"If someone sees it and is thinking about spending
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The committee also approved a letter seeking
Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles' help for approval of a
state grant to elevate Hornack's flood-prone residence.
The grant was being offered through the Flood Mitiga-
tion Assistance Program. The mitigation effort was to
be an Island and county demonstration project but was
denied for unknown reasons.
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Holmes Beach sale still on track for early February
By Jim Hanson
Ninety thousand square feet of prime Island commer-
cial real estate is changing hands in transactions expected
to make way for expansion of the Anna Maria Centre.
Together with the Publix store going in there, it
would make a solid shopping mall from Gulf Drive at
30th Street to Manatee Avenue along the west side of
East Bay Drive.
Two businesses will relocate from there, one to
expand dramatically soon and the other "maybe in a
year or so."
David Vande Vrede, co-owner of A Paradise Re-
alty, confirmed that he is selling the property now oc-
cupied by Holmes Beach Mini Storage and the Dry
Dock Inn at 3610 East Bay Drive.
And Air & Energy is selling its building at 3500
East Bay Drive and buying the mini storage building
911 is looking
By Andrew White
Imagine having an emergency in your home.
You call 911, but the ambulance, police or fire
truck doesn't get to you in time because they can't
find your house!
This could happen if you don't have proper
house numbers displayed at your door.
While house numbers are an important issue,
putting them up is all too often overlooked or for-
gotten until it's too late.
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard is pleading
on behalf of the city for residents to have their address
displayed prominently in front of their homes.
The city will be hanging messages on door
knobs of houses that do not have proper address
displays and, if the problem persists, officials
could cite citizens for failure to comply with the
city's ordinance for address display.
just down the street behind the Citgo station, said A&E
owner Stewart Moon.
No one involved in the deal would disclose prices
until after closing in February. Together, the properties
are about 300 by 300 feet.
Buyer of those properties and of two vacant lots
alongside them is Benderson Development Co., a com-
pany headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., with Florida of-
fices in Clearwater.
Benderson owns the Anna Maria Centre mall ad-
jacent to the properties to the south.
Officials of Benderson were not available for com-
ment, but others involved in the transactions agree that "it
only makes sense for Benderson to do something that fits
in with the center" expand its mall northward.
Others emphasized that this is not part of the deal
last month in which Publix bought the old Island
Foods, abutting the properties to the north. Publix re-
affirmed its plans to build a 27,000-square-foot super-
Air & Energy's new location will more than double
its space, from 3,000 square feet to 8,000, said Moon.
Since buying the business in 1990 he has seen it expand
from 12 employees to 28 and its customer base grow
to 8,000, and its current quarters are bursting, he said.
In addition, he noted that he is expanding into the
plumbing business and needs more space for that.
His schedule calls for starting renovation of his
company's new home right after closing in February
and occupying it in April. Meanwhile, there will be no
interruption in business or service, Moon stressed.
The Dry Dock Inn's operator, Ricky Campana,
said the new owners have agreed to continue renting
him the bar's space on a month-to-month basis, but "I
don't see anything happening for at least a year" that
would make him relocate before then.
The quilt of the century
Elnora Worth of Anna Maria City, left,
presents her father, the Rev. Vernon
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pattern quilt. Anderson, formerly of Anna
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The best and the least
There's a very strange attitude afoot in Manatee
County government, or at least in one part of it.
This extraordinary approach to governance is very
much at odds with what we've come to expect from
officialdom at all levels, from national to our cities.
In the Manatee form, government does not tell us
what to do or even advise us unasked. It asks us what we
want to do, helps us figure it out and, if we need help, give
us a hand doing it.
If we don't want advice or help, either in deciding
what to do or in doing it, government butts out. That's
right, out. Is that peculiar or what?
True, though. Manatee County already has proved its
sincerity, at least in the case of Cortez. It was asked to help
sort out a local controversy over public vs. private use of
three strips of county-owned land that gave access to the
bay. Fishers traditionally use the land in their work, while
some Cortezians asked it be reserved for more public use.
The county planning department's Janet Hoffman
surveyed every household in Cortez and found the major-
ity in favor of leaving well enough alone. And that's what
she and the county have done.
Still suffering economic agonies caused by the 1995
prohibition of inshore gill net fishing, Hoffman wondered
if she and the county could help Cortez. How could the
wonderful spread of Cortez waterfront best be used to the
Only Cortez can know, she decided. Another survey
may be organized later, "not necessarily geared to the fish
houses or views of the bay, but strictly what the majority
wants," she said. "The county has no plans, no agenda"
for the historic fishing village.
This is downright ungovernmental. Governments
belligerently insist on governing, whether we want it or
need it or not. We see it with infuriating regularity at the
top in the Island's three municipal governments. Perfectly
rational people win office and the most anti-government
conservative quickly becomes a pushy over-governor.
Considering long-ago zoning problems and lawsuits
associated with previous development on the north side of
Cortez Road, we recommend the commission consider
security for Cortez.
We'd like to see commissioners place a layer of zon-
ing protection over the historical village and surrounding
area to prevent Cortez from ever changing in character.
Short of the village incorporating, only the county
commission can do that through zoning. Stop develop-
ment. Stop hotels from buying up waterfront. Stop high
rises. Keep Cortez the treasure it is for future generations.
Now, if only they could grant the active fishers a
grandfathering on the net ban, they really could preserve
a slice of history and secure the future for Cortez.
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an injured pelican found at Bean Point by visitor
Therese Podoyatfor transport to the sanctuary. The
pelican's death the next day was aided by the
beachgoers who did not call for help during the
bird's day-long struggle to free itself from fishing
line, according to Podoyat.
Precious pelicans should not die
due to ignorance
Since 90 percent of all pelicans will at sometime in
their lives become injured by fishing line, we can never
say too much about it. I have frequented your beaches
for years when I lived in Sarasota. Now that I reside in
Pennsylvania, I am none-the-less compelled to protect
the Island's creatures from such needless suffering.
Four days was not long to vacation on Anna Maria
Island but it was long enough to find a badly injured
pelican on Bean Point. As my sister and I waited two
hours for the Pelican Man's Sanctuary to arrive, we
were approached by beachgoers who had noticed it
earlier in the day but did nothing. This bird had
struggled at least all day with no one coming to its aid.
The pelican died the next day from major injuries
due to fishing line.
The importance of responsible fishing needs to be
reiterated especially with northerners coming down to
frequent the piers. Please:
Do not feed pelicans.
Do not cut pelicans loose from a tangled fishing
line. Keep hold of the bird and remove the line. Peli-
cans are easily controlled by holding their bill closed.
Don't walk by a suffering bird, the Pelican Man
is there to help.
Pelican Man's Sanctuary is a wonderful organiza-
tion but it is everyone's responsibility to protect the
Island's delicate creatures.
Therese Podoyat, New Tripoli, Pa.
Negatives add to up no good
in news media
In partial response to your editorial of Jan. 7, 1 will
concur with your abhorrence to the non-election of
Znika. To win an election by default is most onerous.
I do take umbrage with your statements in regard
to Mayor Shumard and Commissioner McElheny.
Any political office comes with criticism. You
can't please all of the people all of the time. Unfortu-
nately, the modus operandi of the media is to report the
negatives. That sells papers or increases ratings. It
would be nice for a change to read or see a compliment
for those who accomplish so much with little reward.
Decisions must be made for the good ofthe city,
in your opinion, as an elected or appointed official.
Some residents will be pleased and others not. I com-
pliment both the mayor and Commissioner McElheny
for their fortitude to make those decisions which, in
their opinion, are for the good of the city.
I do not agree with your innuendo that Commis-
sioner McElheny is "in tune" with the mayor's agenda.
As a frequent attendee of many city meetings, I have
noted no such alliance.
In conclusion, I would like to thank Elaine Burkly
for her two years of dedicated service. Her knowledge,
sensitivity and expertise will be sorely missed.
Ronald Pepka, Anna Maria City
T fSE WERE THfE AYS
______________ Part 11, The Drowsy Thirties ______________
by June Alder __________________
"Uncle Sam" and his dainty Rosie stop on Pine Avenue to chat with friend in
this 1920s photo taken before he grew his famous hirsute adornment.
By Kathleen Peters
Uncle Sam was Anna Maria
Island's mailman for so many years it
seemed he'd go on forever.
He looked the legendary figure
with flowing white mane and impres-
sive wreath of whiskers. He was
straight and tall. He wore a campaign
hat atop his stately head.
Uncle Sam of the tropics, I'd think
as I saw his familiar truck whose ap-
pearance was that of a covered wagon
painted appropriately red, white and
One might have expected him to be
a character in the sense he was a buf-
foon, but one encounter with Uncle
Sam dispelled such a thought. He spoke
with dignity in a grave Old World man-
ner. His voice was modulated, giving
no trace of heat-induced slurring. It was
concise, precise and limited to matters
of professional relationships.
He courteously inquired into the
health of one's household and knew his
Islanders well enough to comment on
the probable contents of the mail. On
my annual visits he spoke familiarly of
my travels made known to him by
the postmarks on the letters to my
During the heat of summer he often
wore his long hair in a plaited queue.
Sometimes while conversing he ab-
sently braided and unbraided this white
mane. Although my attention was riv-
eted in fascination on this gesture, a
braver individual than I might have
found it humorous.
Uncle Sam (Harry Ditmus) had
lived on the Island for a long time. He
came during the '20s with his petite
French wife. A charming pair, they
built a stately stone house mid-Island.
His wife's vivacity was matched by
Uncle Sam's reserved demeanor. They
mixed little in the Island's social life,
but then there were few to mix with in
One day like the settling sand it
may have been a slow, pervading
knowledge but one day, I say, it was
learned that Uncle Sam and his Rosie
were not married. Perhaps the husband
finally caught up with them, I don't
know. But Island-style, it was eventu-
ally discovered that these two were
Uncle Sam, a New York show di-
rector, had fallen in love with a ballet
dancer. They ran away to the Island, the
story went. A change of name, a beard
and life together was sweet.
Then Uncle Sam and his now-ac-
knowledged mistress got married.
Something happened. As is so often the
marital complaint, Mrs. Sam plaintively
wailed that now they were married
Uncle Sam acted as if he owned her.
This was after living together for 14
Mrs. Sam's cry turned to a declara-
tive shriek and she fled alone to Miami
where she got a divorce from the bride-
Uncle Sam moved from his big
house to a small place of his own.
Sometimes he visited his divorced wife.
Returning, he spoke affectionately of
the good times they had together.
The years passed. One day Uncle
Sam didn't arrive with the mail any
more. His little house and his red-white-
and-blue truck were sold.
What was left went to his ballet
dancer because he willed it that way.
Kathleen Murphy Peters, a fac-
ulty member of Pasadena, California,
Community College, is a great grand-
daughter of the first Anna Maria Island
homesteader, George Emerson Bea,.
Her mother, Miriam Hall Murphy, 98,
is the last survivor of the five children
of Mary Bean Hall. A longtime Island
resident, Miriam now resides in
Next: They called him
"Oscar the Hermit"
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Hope for 'fairly' good weather for county fair
"Just pray for fair weather" for the annual Manatee
County Fair is the request of fair manager Bill Rickly.
"We had beautiful weather last year," he said. "If
we get as good treatment this year, we hope for 125,000
people for the 10 days of the fair."
The fair opens Thursday, Jan. 22, at its grounds in
Palmetto and runs through Jan. 31.
The gates open at 1:15 p.m. on opening day and at
10 a.m. every day thereafter except for Saturday, Jan.
24, when they open at 8 a.m. and the next day when
they open at noon. Exhibit buildings close at 10 p.m.
and the fairgrounds at midnight every night.
Animals, horticulture, a magic circus, petting zoo,
dancers, an extensive midway, enough food for an
army and all sorts of family entertainment are featured
at the event.
Featured entertainers on opening day will be the
Fox Brothers, country and western Christian singers
from Nashville who have been in this area many times
before, said Rickly.
Mark your calendars for:
Thursday, Jan. 22 Opening ceremonies at 1:15
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Island, restaurants rated 'best in Florida' in new book
By Paul Roat
Two Island cities and several eateries have been
mentioned in a new book, "Visiting Small-Town
Florida," by Bruce Hunt.
In fact, the Island gets accolades by Hunt in the
chapter "Bests and Mosts" when he writes, "Selecting
a town with the best food is tough. I'm split between
the fine restaurants at Seaside and the variety of good
casual eateries in Anna Maria."
The 210-page book chronicles Hunt's travels
through Florida's smaller cities. He goes from Perdido
Key in the eastern Panhandle famous for Jimmy
Buffett's Flora-Bama Lounge to Flamingo "It's
not really a town, just the end of Florida's longest dead-
end road" in the southern tip of the Peninsula of the
state. Hunt describes citizens, character and ambience
of the towns, not the cities, of the Sunshine State. As
he puts it:
"We seem to have come to a time in society (and
even more acutely so in Florida) when people are
starved for simpler lifestyles lifestyles that are still
commonplace in the little hamlets and boroughs that
are fortunate enough to be inconvenient to Florida's
main thoroughfares. Small towns have a richness and
eccentricity that can only come when a small enough
group of people, who almost all know each other, live
in relative isolation from mass-produced society.
"People develop more distinct identities when they
are not such small morsels in a giant stew."
Speaking of stew, Hunt has a running love affair
for finding a good place to eat, and he extolled dining
establishments on the Island. "Good eateries abound on
Anna Maria Island," is how he put it.
"Beach Bistro and the Sandbar (both on the beach),
and Sign of the Mermaid, on Gulf Drive, are all excep-
tional make-a-reservation restaurants. My favorites,
though, are the beach diners, local dives that have a
trail of beach sand leading through the front door. Anna
Maria has more good ones
town in Florida."
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Hunt recommends four restaurants on the Island.
Rod and Reel Pier and Cafe: Hunt had breakfast,
lauded both the view and his ham and cheese omelet.
Anna Maria City Pier: Hunt had a grouper sand-
wich and found the rolls of paper towels dangling from
hangers from the ceiling, "they expect you to be a
messy eater here." He also describes the pier as "Anna
Maria's melting pot."
Mr. Bones BBQ: Hunt describes the Holmes Beach
restaurant as "funky" and adds that it has an atmo-
sphere "associated with back alley joints in the French
Quarter of New Orleans."
Duffy's: "an Anna Maria landmark," Hunt writes.
"This place belongs in the Dive Bar and Grill Hall of
His summation of the Island was, "Great food,
great beaches, great fishing and a disdain for intrusive
commercial development combine to make Anna
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Maria a perfect small Florida beach town."
The Island chapter includes descriptions of the
Island's history, thanking Carolyn Norwood at the his-
torical society for her help in providing a glimpse of
Island past. Historical "hot spots" are listed, like the old
Anna Maria City Jail and Bean Point.
There are also color photos of the Rod and Reel
Pier and Mr.. Bones, and black and white shots of the
Anna Maria City Pier, Duffy's, a home on the beach at
Oak Street, Roser Memorial Church and Harrington
House Bed and Breakfast.
In fact, the chapter on the Island is pretty all-en-
compassing for the area with one exception where's
the part about Bradenton Beach?
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Bradenton Beach Civic
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Members of the Bradenton Beach Civic Associa-
tion will gather Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
Among the topics of discussion will be solicita-
tion of volunteers for the upcoming Bridge Street
For information, call Harry Brown at 778-4625.
Big band dance at Anna
Maria Island Center
Big band dance enthusiasts are invited to swing to
the sounds of Tony Zollo's 18-piece orchestra, the
Arbor Tones, featuring vocalists Diane Christy and
Bob Hott, from 7 to 10 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The event is a BYOB affair and couples and
singles are welcome. The cost is $10 per person.
Band leader Zollo moved to the Sarasota area
from New York four years ago. He brings with him 50
years of Big Band experience.
"We do a really good show," says Zollo. "You won't
know the difference between us and Glenn Miller!"
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908
or stop by at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Island Chambers hosts
The January business card exchange sponsored by
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will be
held at the Chamber on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 5
to 7 p.m.
A special reception will be held to celebrate the
Chamber's 20 years serving the Island's business
The Chamber is located at 5337 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Call 778-1541 for more information.
Island Center to offer
Adults wishing to learn or brush up on their con-
versational French are invited to gather at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center for an hour of cof-
fee, croissants and conversation at 10 a.m. on Thurs-
days beginning Jan. 22.
Participants are asked to bring a notepad.
For cost and more information, call the Center at
778-1908 or 778-5462.
Art League to accept work
for upcoming exhibit
The Anna Maria Island Art League's "Have a
Heart for the Arts" exhibit will be accepting submis-
sions Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 27 and 28, be-
tween 8:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
A maximum of two works per artist will be con-
sidered and all media are welcome.
The league is located at 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. Call the league at 778-2099 for entry
All-media art class to
begin at Center
Multi-media art instructor Debbie Gallery will
offer an adult "All-Media Studio" class from 6 to 8
p.m. on Tuesdays starting Jan. 27 at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
Participants wanting to learn or advance in water-
color, oil, acrylic or other media should bring supplies
for the medium of their choice.
The class will be held in a five-week session.
For cost and information, call Gallery at 778-9244
or the Center at 778-1908. The Center is located at
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Miracle Study Group to
form on Island
Joan Snyder is looking for persons interested in par-
ticipating in a Mircle Study Group. She plans to hold
meetings in Anna Maria on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.
in there is sufficient interest. Call Snyder at 779-2101.
Railroad magnate comes alive
Actor Dr. Kelly Reynolds, left, took the Friends of
the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach back in
time with his performance as Henry B. Plant, rail-
road magnate and Florida empire builder. Reynolds
was the fourth speaker in the Friends of the Library
series. Enjoying the bygone days of Plant's fame
with Reynolds is Ruth Burkhead of Holmes Beach.
Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
Little League registration
extended to Friday
Anna Maria Little League registration is planned
for the 1998 season. Registration will be held from 6
to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23.
Players age 5 to 12 on Aug. 1, 1998, may register
to play. Players must present proof of age if not on file
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center from pre-
vious year's play. Registration is $30 and scholarships
Registration after Jan. 23 will require payment of
a $5 penalty.
Player tryouts will be announced for a date in Feb-
Coaches and volunteer umpires are also needed.
Coach applications forms should be completed as soon
as possible and turned into the Center.
A coaches meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 22
at 7 p.m. at the Center. For more information, call
Millie Torres at 778-6767.
Chamber sponsors free
tax law seminar
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will sponsor a free seminar on tax laws conducted by
Margaret Shoaf, C.P.A., on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 9 a.m.
at First National Bank of Manatee's Island Branch,
5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
All interested persons are invited to attend.
For more information, call the Chamber at 778-
Reservations needed to
hear attorney general
candidate Jan. 29
Florida Senator Fred Dudley of Cape Coral will be
the guest speaker at a noon luncheon on Thursday, Jan.
29, at the Radisson Lido Beach Resort, 700 Benjamin
Franklin Drive, held by the Republican Club of
Reservations are required by calling 383-8034 or
Dudley, a conservative leader, is running for the
Cabinet position of attorney general, a post held by
Democrats for the last 97 years.
A senator for the last 12 years and a representative
for four years before that, Dudley was born in Fort
Myers and has been an attorney for 30 years. He has
been chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee for
the past four years and in 1997 was voted the fourth
most effective senator by the Miami Herald.
New club officers will also be installed.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 21, 1998 N PAGE 11 KM
Privateers to smoke mullet
your way to raise funds
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will hold a Mul-
let Smoke on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Seahorse Raw
Bar & Grill, 12012 Cortez Rd. W., from 9 a.m. until
they sell out.
The mullet will be wrapped and ready to take
home. Purchases come with a free recipe book filled
with ideas for fresh or frozen mullet.
The money raised from the Mullet Smoke benefits
the Privateers' youth funds for Anna Maria Island and
Call 778-1238 or 794-2599 for more information.
AARP drivers' course at
Island Branch Library
The American Association of Retired Persons will
conduct a two-day 55 Alive Mature Driving course at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 22 and 23.
Attendance is required both days from 12:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Class size is limited and a class fee is
charged. Pre-registration and pre-payment of the fee is
For cost and to register, call Les Knoll at 729-7742.
The Island Poet
The holidays are over and the lights are coming
And peace and quiet is settling all over our small
The children have packed their goodies and have
gone off to their home,
And once again the old folks will soon be left
But we have loving memories of their very pleas-
SAnd enjoyed being with the kids and watching the
We rejoiced when they were coming and when
they left we shed a tear
And though they left us tired and weary, we are
happy they were here.
Get tickets now for next
Friends of Library series
Dr. Warren Clark, creator of Florida's Romantic
Past cartoons, will discuss "Tampa Bay History with
Flair!" at the next Friends of the Island Branch
Library's lecture series scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10,
at 3 p.m.
A total of 75 free tickets for the program are avail-
able at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Only ticket holders will be admitted due to limited seat-
At 2:30 p.m., prior to the lecture, the Friends of the
Island Branch Library will dedicate a new informa-
tional sign in memory of branch pioneer Eleanor
Walker and hold an annual election of officers.
Call the library at 778-6341 for additional informa-
Island historical books
A variety of books dealing with the early days
on Anna Maria Island are for sale at the Anna
Maria Island Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
The selection includes: a pictorial history with
rare old photos, "Anna Maria Island in Days Past,"
by the late Steve Kimball, publisher of the early Is-
lander newspaper; "Tampa Triangle: The Dead
Zone," ghost stories by Capt. Bill Miller, a Tampa
Bay boat pilot; "Nothing To Lose," a mystery by
Anna Maria author Frances Beard; "Cracker's
Crumbs," by Florida Cracker and Holmes Beach
resident Gib Bergquist; "Angels of the Swamp,"
by Dorothy Raymond Whittaker, who grew up on
Anna Maria and based her book on her Island ex-
The museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No admission is charged. Donations are appreci-
You can contact the museum at 778-0492 for
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Barbara Burford Giddens, 78, of Holmes Beach,
died Jan. 16.
She was born in Boston and came to Holmes Beach
24 years ago from Cape Canaveral. She was a retired
flight attendant for American Airlines and a former
model. She was a University of Tampa graduate. She
was a longtime member of the American Red Cross
Motor Corps and a member of United Daughters of the
Confederacy, Junior Women's Club and the Tampa
Yacht and Country Club.
Survivors include a sister, Virginia Gutierrez of
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 22, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel,
6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Service will be at
3 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Burial will be in
Greenhill Memorial Park in Troy, Ala.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL
Elmer W. Gieseke
Elmer W. Gieseke, 88, of Dillwyn, Va., and Anna
Maria City, was killed in Brunswick, Ga., enroute to his
winter home here. Funeral services and burial were in
A consultant in metallurgy to the Kynike Mining
Co. in a processing plant named for him in Dillwyn, he
and a friend were crossing a street to a restaurant in
Brunswick when they were struck by a car. The friend,
Adriane LeSeur of Buckingham, Va., was killed in-
stantly and Gieseke died next day, Dec. 16, in a hos-
He was born in Concordia and graduated in met-
allurgy from the Rolla School of Mines, now the Uni-
versity of Missouri Rolla. He held 12 patents in his
A longtime visitor to the Island, he built his house
here in 1976.
Surviving are a son, William D. of Delray Beach,
and daughters Betty Jean Smith of Vail, Colo., and
Ruth Ann Heck of Herman, Mo., and Anna Maria.
Susan R. Hillman
Susan R. Hillman, 58, of Holmes Beach, died Jan.
12, at Blake Medical Center.
Mrs. Hillman was born in Mineola, N.Y., and
came to Manatee County in 1993. She was a home-
maker and a Unitarian. She received a teaching degree
from Plattsburgh University in New York.
She is survived by her husband, John of Holmes
Beach; a daughter, Kathleen Glennon of Seattle,
Wash.; two sons, Christian Glennon of Seattle, John
Glennon of Palo Alto, Calif.; sisters Marilyn Walter
of Stanardsville, Va., and Janice Thurlow of Wasilla,
Alaska; a brother, Donald Rankin of Madison, Conn.;
her mother, Marjorie Rankin of Madison; six step-
children; and 12 grandchildren.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Holmes Beach
Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
Beatrice E. Winne
Beatrice E. Winne, 75, of Holmes Beach, died
Jan. 12, in Bradenton.
Born in Newark, N.J., Mrs. Winne came to Mana-
tee County from New City, N.Y., in 1985. She was an
executive secretary at McGraw-Hill Publishing for 18
years. She was a member of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, Anna Maria City. She was a sergeant in
the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
She is survived hy a daughter, Lynn Parker of
Bradenton; a step-daughter, Judith Huegel of Leyte,
Philippines; three sons, William Vander Busch of
Pittsburgh, David of Cold Springs, N.Y., and Lance of
Holmes Beach; a step-son, Richard of Fort Myers;
four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL
34238. Covell Cremation and Funeral Center was in
charge of the arrangements.
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Longboat Key Garden Club
to meet Tuesday
The Longboat Key Garden Club will meet at 7:30
p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Longboat Key Chapel,
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
"What Is the Future of Florida's Oldest Cypress
Forest?" will be the program presented by Ed Carlson,
director of Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
Members and guests are invited. For more infor-
mation, call 383-4066.
Coffee and 'Nooner' on
key chamber calendar
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold its monthly "Nooner" on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at
the Buccaneer Inn, 595 Dream Island Road, Longboat
Key, from noon to 1 p.m.
On Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 8 to 9 a.m., the
chamber will host a New Member Coffee at the cham-
ber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
For cost, reservations and information, call the
chamber at 387-9519.
Temple Beth El announces
worship, lecture schedule
Temple Beth El in Bradenton has announced its
schedule for services and an upcoming lecture.
Reform Services will be held Friday evenings at 7:30
p.m. followed by Oneg Shabbat. Conservative Services
will be held Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. followed by
Kiddush. All services are conducted in English and/or
Hebrew with much congregational participating.
Rabbi Dr. Harold Lerner will speak on the subject,
"Ethics, Shmethics," on Sunday, Jan. 25, for the adult
education class. Coffee hour begins at 9:30 a.m. fol-
lowed by the lecture at 10 a.m.
There will also be a special service welcoming new
members on Friday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m.
Call 792-0870 for information. The temple is lo-
cated at 2209 75th St. W.
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offer a course in computer basics from 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center. Advance reservations are requested.
Call the Center for fee and registration information at
778-1908 or stop by at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Low-vision group to
Visionaries, a low-vision group, will meet at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, in
Holmes Beach on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 p.m.
All persons interested in methods to live with
low vision are invited to attend. Classes by Light-
house for the Blind will be scheduled at a later date.
Call L. Spaulding at 778-5001 for more infor-
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'42nd Street' opens at
"42nd Street," with book by Michael Stewart and
Mark Bramble, is a big, bold musical that celebrates the
stuff that dreams are made of.
The show will open Thursday, Jan. 22, and run
through Feb. 8, at the Players, 838 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Evening performances are at 8 p.m. and Sun-
day matinees begin at 2 p.m.
Call the Players' box office at 365-2494, Monday
through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Play bingo at Annie Silver
Bingo will be played every Thursday at the Annie
Silver Community Center beginning Thursday, Jan. 22.
Games being at 7 p.m. in the smoke-free center at
23rd Street and Avenue C in Bradenton Beach.
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White House table compliments of Island artisan
By Jim Hanson
Mack S. Headley of Bradenton Beach probably
won't be having dinner at the White House, but every-
one who does will dine at his table.
He didn't build it, but his son did in Headley's
shop, and he feels responsible for it.
It's a massive piece of furniture, 40 feet long and
six feet wide, solid South American mahogany and
made by hand from the floor up and from end to end.
Now it becomes the centerpiece of the State Dining
Room, the highest ranking dining room in the U.S. and
probably the world.
Headley could have built the table with no great
strain, had he been there. But he retired nine years ago
and moved to Bradenton Beach. The house he bought
here needed work, and he got it to the point that it's
almost become a lesson in "how-to" restoration.
His great-grandfather was a barn carpenter at a
time when building barns was a most valued specialty.
Headley's grandfather and father had a shop in the
Virginia hunt country near Winchester, and young
Mack kept up the tradition when his turn came.
He branched out into antique restoration, becom-
ing a sought-after professional with national and even
He recalls restoring highboys that were built in
Winchester in colonial times. Their owner ultimately
sold the restored pieces for incorporation into Colonial
A satisfying project was restoration of broken an-
tique chairs for a woman, and construction of two more
identical chairs to make a set of six, which ended uip in
her home in Buenos Aires. His work included museum
The Holmes Beach Commission last week in-
terviewed three engineering firms George F.
Young Inc.; Zoller, Najjar, Shroyer Inc.; and
Bishop and Associates.
The commission will select one of the firms to
be used for city projects requiring engineering,
planning, surveying and the like. The process will
eliminate the need to advertise for proposals for
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incidentally, belongs to Headley's son and is named Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy Mack Headley
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Nearly 20 years ago, he said, a friend who had just
become foreman of the White House carpentry shop
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took a look at the horrible traffic in Washington and
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helped him out. That was when Reagan was first in the
White House. Jeff still does work there on a contract
basis. When he heard the White House wanted a table,
he bid on it and got the contract."
It's paid for by a trust fund set up for White House
furnishings, but Headley won't reveal the price. "It was
plenty, and it was paid right on time."
When Mack came south, son Jeff and son-in-law
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The absolute worst
Remember your worst-ever kitchen disaster? Of
course you do.
There's a prize waiting for you if you send your
"mistake" to Bryan Foods, maker of a new line of foods
called Family Dinner Pie.
I suppose to spare you any future disasters in the
kitchen, the Bryan folks came up with a new "kit." It
includes everything you need to prepare the meal, all
in one package. Included are meats, vegetables and
grains to ensure a wholesome meal. A disposable pan
is included to make sure dinner is easy to prepare and
- and more importantly (to me) even easier to
But back to the disaster.
Drop the casserole on the way to the table. Put in
a pot roast only to discover you didn't turn the oven on
until dinner time. Stir in salt instead of sugar in the
apple pie filling.
Disastrous mistakes to be sure. Not mine.
Although I will have to enter because I sure have
Like the pumpkin pie episode. I was making two
pies, filling first. I got all the goo mixed up in the big-
gest mixing bowl ever made. I needed the kitchen table
space to roll out the crust so I moved everything aside,
putting the bowl of goo on the stove top.
Next order of business, get flour out of the cabinet.
Unfortunately, it was in the cabinet immediately above
the spot on the stove were the goo rested.
Big plunk. Big kablam. Big splat. A nearly full
five-pound bag of flour from the top cabinet shelf
landed in the double pie's worth of goo, partly due to
my 5-foot, 2-inch frame and short reach.
My then four-year-old daughter, standing in the
doorway between the living room and kitchen, the
threshold between tile and carpeting, was crying,
The pumpkin pie filling was splattered into the
cabinet, the stove-top burners, down both sides of the
stove, across the counter, across the room, on the
kitchen curtains, the ceiling and all over me.
"I'm OK," I said in a panic. "Stay back. Stay away.
Don't come in here!"
I don't know where my son was during all this,
probably napping or I wouldn't have had the freedom
to do any baking. But had he been there, he probably
would have tried to eat the goo. He was a good eater.
And I'm not sure we ever got all the pumpkin pie
filling off everything. We just learned to live with the
little discoveries, scraping away all the while.
Another little calamity occurred when my daugh-
ter was a little younger, maybe two. No son yet.
I had fried chicken in an electric skillet. Thankfully
it had cooled some before I knocked the skillet off the
counter, onto the floor.
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Big, big slippery mess. No chemical known to
mankind would clean up all that peanut oil and chicken
drippings and crispies from the linoleum flooring suf-
ficiently. After Brillo, S.O.S. pads, Mr. Clean and Ajax
cleaner, many applications of each, the thought of that
slippery slime on the floor still haunted me.
On to the next really big disaster. I don't want to
lay blame BUT, my son was on a French fry making
binge for awhile and it was Manatee County Fair time,
a day off from school.
I had to leave for work and the Damon's best
friend's parents were coming shortly to take the boys
for a day at the fair. Seemed like a good plan.
But when we all returned to the house later that
day, there was a mysterious black film covering the
surface of everything in the house. It was as if some-
one had sprinkled tiny crinkled Brillo pad residue ev-
The kitchen was the hot spot. Ceiling and counters
were covered with a layer of soot. Inside all the cabi-
nets, more curly sprinkles.
Even the top of the toilet paper roll in the bathroom
had a layer of crinkly soot.
An enamel-coated cast iron sauce pan was stuck to
the burner, glowing very brightly. The enamel coating
melted into the drip pan. The wood handle was a crispy
char. The remains of a potato peel rested on a cutting
board along side the stove.
Uh oh. The oil the French fries cooked in had
turned to smoke, with the air exchange system for the
home heater doing its part to disburse tons of soot
throughout the house.
We had to clean all the dishes, glassware and ev-
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STIR, FROM PAGE 14
ery other article in the kitchen. Every surface in the
house. And we painted.
Now, that was a mess.
Sorry, Damon. I think I could be the grand prize
winner with that story. Of course, it's partly my fault.
Damon always wanted to cook and I never bought pre-
pared or frozen foods. I always made macaroni and
cheese, pancakes, noodles and yes, French fries from
And it wasn't so much the "Suzi Homemaker" in
me, but economy that motivated me to be a scratch
Well, I could win a $1,000 gift certificate to use at
a local retailer for a kitchen appliance of my choice and
a year's supply of Bryan Family Dinner Pies with this
little disaster story, so I apologize to Damon. The prize
Or I could get a one-year supply of Bryan Family
Dinner Pies and a $50 gift basket of kitchen gadgets for
first place. There's a one-year supply of dinners for
fifty lucky second-place winners and a potholder for
everyone who enters.
Times have changed. I don't cook much anymore.
So, I'll be looking for Fiesta Chicken and Chili with
Beans, both with a cornmeal crust, Homestyle Chicken
and Deep-dish Pizza, both with a pie crust all re-
ported to be easy to bake at home.
Since Bryan's a division of Sara Lee, we know it's
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To enter, type or print your name, address and tele-
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Alex Murphy is back at school as of this
newspaper's dateline having had a procedure per-
formed at Boston's Childrens Hospital last week.
We're all pleased to hear she's doing well. Next
thing you know she'll be running for office in Holmes
Pat Geyer may have disappointed a few folks who
wanted to elect her mayor of Holmes Beach again.
She's retaining her commission seat, won last year for
a two-year term.
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one dollar per vote and the candidate with the most
votes win. Other contestants include Pat Glass, Marj
Kinnan and Pat Whitesel for Queen. King candi-
dates are Gene Gallo, Charlie Wells, Harry
Kinnan and Joe McClash. Familiar names all.
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1800 Second St., Suite 104, Sarasota, FL 34236.
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and Parker Manatee Aquarium, Bradenton. Tickets
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Bryant's Recycled Treasures 4-4
New Pier Walk Cafe 4-4
Time Out for Massage 3-5
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 3-5
Tree of Life 2-6
Beach House Restaurant 2-6
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Papa John's Pizza 2-2
Joe's Eats & Sweets 1-4
Marco Polo's Pizza 0-5
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Division II Greg Lowman, 19 points.
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Jazz comes to Community Center noon Friday
By Jim Hanson
Ms. Florida Senior Citizen and Ms. National Se-
nior Citizen will bring a jazz concert to Anna Maria
Island Friday, Jan. 23.
Same person, same swing/jazz pianist, same
leader of her "Ruby and Friends" group.
She is Ruby Vinson, who has "played the piano
all my life" and captivated judges for both beauty
pageants in 1994.
The free concert will be at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday. It is part of the
Jazz at Noon series of the Sarasota Jazz Club.
Ms. Vinson started playing as a child in her native
Champaign, Ill., and then in Chicago. When her late
husband retired as a "gentleman farmer" 25 years ago,
they came to the Gulf Coast.
She returned to Illinois in 1994, to the Ms. National
Senior Citizen pageant in Joliet after winning the Ms.
Florida competition. The titles brought her "a little
money, a lot of plaques and a trophy as tall as I was.
"We did all the things the Miss America contes-
tants do except for the swim suit," she said.
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and
Chorus will hold a juried violin competition open to
middle and high school students in Manatee County on
Sunday, Feb. 15, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 248
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Two winners will be chosen and they will be fea-
tured as soloists playing the Double Violin Concerto
of J.S. Bach with the Anna Maria Orchestra in its fi-
nal concert of the season on April 26. This event will
be a part of the Anna Maria music group's ongoing
The Friends whom Ruby will bring to Anna
Maria Friday are Jim Lamboy on drums; Cam
Brooks, bass; Bob Doran, saxophone; and Bobby
The piano is a big part of Vinson's life, but there
practice of fostering musical talent in Island youth by
presenting gifted student musicians as soloists in one
of their season's five concerts.
Entrants to the competition, to be held on Sun-
day, Feb. 15, should be prepared to play the first or
second violin part of the first movement only of the
Bach Double Violin Concerto. They many com-
pete as individuals or as duo teams.
For further details or to obtain an application
form, call James Lienhard at 739-0183.
Ruby Vinson of "Ruby
and Friends" will per-
form a free concert
Friday at the Anna Maria
---Island Community Center
is much more. She is active in the American Cancer
Society, particularly in Reach to Recovery; a pro-
gram where a dozen local women, all veterans of
breast cancer, counsel other women with the prob-
lem. She was the "poster girl" in the 1996 program
Vinson is a volunteer with the Players Theatre in
Sarasota and entertains in its lobby on opening
nights. She also leads a six-piece band at the
Sarasota Senior Friendship Center every Wednesday
and has a "sit-in jazz jam" at the American Legion
hall in Bradenton on Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m.
She is a longtime volunteer with the Jazz Club
and recently was elected to its board of directors.
Founded in 1980, the club is one of the largest of its
kind in the U.S. with 2,500 members, she said. It is
devoted to promoting, preserving and performing
jazz, presenting 100 or more events annually. Its
18th annual Sarasota Jazz Festival is March 22-28.
Further information is available at 366-1552, or
call the Center at 778-1908.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 12, information, 100 block of Tern. The com-
plainant reported an unknown person placed a roofing
nail, point up, in the path where her vehicle would pass
if she backed up.
Jan. 13, domestic battery, DWLS, 100 block of
Gulf Drive S. The officer was dispatched to a report of
a domestic dispute. While en route an assisting officer
observed the suspect's vehicle passing him and stopped
the suspect. A check showed the suspect's driver's li-
cense was suspended.
The victim told the responding officer that the suspect
forced his way into her residence and they had a verbal
argument. She said when she called 911, he hit her in the
eye with his fist. She signed a complaint and a witness
signed a statement. The suspect was placed in custody.
Jan. 15, obstruction by false identification, pos-
session of a fictitious driver's license, 100 block of
Fifth Street N. The officer was conducting a traffic stop
and asked the subject for his identification. The subject
presented a driver's license and social security card and
said he was a sheriff's office cadet.
The officer said he knew the cadet whose name was
on the documents and said the subject was not him. The
subject then gave his true name and identification and a
check showed he had a warrant. He was placed in custody.
When the officer searched the subject's wallet, he
found a cable bill in the cadet's name. The subject's
roommate said the subject had obtained cable using the
cadet's name. The cadet responded to the scene and
said his social security card was stolen and the driver's
license showed his name and date of birth but the photo
was of the subject.
Jan. 15, grand theft auto, Gulf Drive N. and Cortez
Road. The complainant reported a person unknown re-
moved a truck valued at $10,000 from an empty lot.
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Jan. 15, property damage, 2100 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported a vehicle hit the build-
ing and caused $20 to $50 in damage.
Jan. 15, burglary of a bicycle valued at $80.
Jan. 9, burglary, 100 block of White Avenue. The
complainant reported while checking the beach he ob-
served the suspect in his truck. The suspect said he was
looking for a quarter to call his mother, then he at-
tempted to leave. The complainant said he hit the sus-
pect after the suspect threatened him.
Jan. 9, battery, 2800 block of Gulf Drive. The
victim reported she and the suspect got into an argu-
ment and the suspect grabbed her by the hair, slammed
her down on the floor, spit in her face and left the resi-
dence. The suspect was placed in custody.
Jan. 9, DUI, resisting without violence, 54th
Street and Holmes Boulevard. The officer on patrol
observed Bonnie Murray, 43, of Holmes Beach, exit
the parking lot and fail to stop before entering the road-
way. He stopped Murray, administered performance
evaluations and placed her in custody.
Jan. 9, assistance, 600 block of Baronet Lane. The
officer assisted a couple who had locked themselves
out of their house.
SJan. 10, assistance, Intracoastal Waterway. The
marine patrol officer was flagged down by a subject
who ran aground. The officer assisted him in freeing
Jan. 10, assistance, Intracoastal Waterway. The
marine patrol officer was flagged down by a subject
because his boat battery died. The officer contacted a
towing company to respond.
Jan. 11, found property, 6200 block of Flotilla. A
newspaper carrier reported he found a set of keys on
top of a newspaper box at the city tennis courts.
Jan. 11, vandalism, King Fish Boat Ramp. The
victim reported an unknown person kicked the doors of
her vehicle, causing scratches and dents, and broke off
the side mirror. Damages were $150. The officer found
a small note under the windshield wiper that said, "Hey
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Jan. 12, found property a boat, 83rd Street canal.
Jan. 12, found property a set of keys, 5346
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Jan. 12, vandalism, 5346 Gulf Drive, post office.
The complainant reported an unknown person cut the
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Jan. 13, damage, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
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known person caused $400 damage to the water cooler.
Jan. 13, traffic, 6800 block of Palm Drive. The sub-
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Jan. 14, found property, theft of a bicycle, 4400
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Jan. 14, traffic, 100 block of 28th Street. The officer
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I Island Sports
that was ...
By Kevin P. Cassidy
IFC falls to Pumas
The Island Football Club's adult soccer team lost
its third game of the season by a score of 1-0 to Pu-
mas, Sunday at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton. Matt
Bowers and backup goalie Kevin Morash shared
man-of-the-match honors for their'sparkling defen-
sive play in keeping the game close.
IFC actually played one of their better games in
recent memory as they generated a much better offen-
sive attack than in last week's tie with Lakeland in
which they mustered only a handful of shots on goal.
Sunday's game saw them work the ball into posi-
tion many times, yet still come away empty despite
Pumas lack of a quality goalie. IFC hit shots high and
wide throughout the game.
The Islanders played a stellar game defensively
despite the absence of number one goalie Lance Bieker.
Morash got the start and made several quality saves in
the second half to keep IFC within striking distance.
The only goal Morash allowed was a penalty kick
for an inadvertent hand ball in the box by an IFC de-
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 20
blanks were for MAYSO Cup. No mention was made
that IFC teams were excluded from Cup competition
until recently when it became apparent that IFC
teams were favored to capture the Cup.
With that being said, we scheduled an under-12
"fun game" against second-place MAYSO finishers
Benchmark Blueprints in an effort to show who really
is the best team in that league for the 1997/98 season.
With the IFC adult team at the game, cheering ev-
ery IFC touch on the ball, the local kids came out and
completely dominated in every phase of the game from
start to finish.
Skyler Purcell got IFC on the scoreboard in the 11th
minute when she took a pass from Taylor Manning on an
indirect kick and ripped it into the upper-left corner of the
goal for a 1-0 lead which held until half time.
IFC almost added to their lead when Jordan Pritchard
found Manning with a sweet pass, but Manning's shot
went just wide as the half ended.
IFC added to their lead early in the second half when
Sean Pittman beat his man down the right wing and found
Logan Bystrom, who fought his way past two Manatee
East defenders to extend the IFC lead to 2-0.
The under-12s put the game away when Michael
Wallen and Pritchard teamed up for two goals in the sec-
ond half. The first bit of teamwork occurred in the 39th
minute when the twosome worked a give-and-go to per-
fection with Pritchard finishing making the score 3-0.
With two minutes left the pair hooked up again
when Wallen carried the ball up the middle and fired
a shot on goal. The ball bounced off the goalie and
Pritchard was there to finish ending the game 4-0.
IFC adults selected Pritchard as man-of-the-match
for his two-goal effort. Pritchard was supported offen-
sively by Purcell, Manning and Wallen while Peter
Dowling, Daniel Miller and Scot Vensel helped anchor
an impenetrable Islander defense.
Nathan Miller scored 18 points to lead Air & Energy
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Hair Motions Magic rode a balanced scoring attack
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night's Division I game.
Michael Pocino led the way with 10 points while
Brandon Roberts added 9 points. Daniel VanAndel,
Tyler Krauss and Josh Armstrong rounded out the scor-
ing with 8, 7 and 5 points respectively.
Jason Loomis scored 16 points to lead the Hawks
while Bobby Cooper added 8 points in the tough loss.
Beach House Suns took an 18-12 decision over
Time Out for Massage Heat behind Jeff Wehing's 8
points and Megan Shimandle and Andrew Prudente
who each scored 4 points in the win.
Courtney Taylor's 8 points led the Heat while
Kevin Kirn and Eric Whitley each added 2 points in the
Division II game played on Thursday.
The second Division II game of the evening saw
New Pier Walk Cafe Cavaliers take a 20-15 win over
Anna Maria Oyster Bar Marlins behind Chad Ensley's
10 points. Sam Lott and Denille Smallwood contrib-
uted to the win with 4 points each.
Joey Mattay and Mike Wallen led the Marlin scor-
ing efforts with 7 and 4 points respectively.
Preston Copeland scored 13 second-half points as
Cafe on the Beach Knicks pulled away from A Para-
dise Realty Celtics for an easy 41-28 win in Thursday's
Division I game. The Knicks held a slim 17-14 lead
before Copeland and Jim Sebastiano took over to put
the game out of reach.
Copeland finished with a game high 24 points
while Sebastiano added 13. Caitlyn Cosgrove led the
Celtics with 10 points.
Greg Lowman's 12 points led all scorers as points
were hard to come by in Island Real Estate Sonic's 18-
9 win over Tree of Life Lakers in Division II action on
Friday night. Kyle Schweitzer added 4 points while
Matt McDonough's 3 points led the Lakers.
Econo Lodge Hawks rode double-figure scoring by
three players in taking an easy 49-28 win over Sign of the
Mermaid Mavericks in Division I play on Friday. Jason
Loomis led the way with 16 points while Bobby Cooper
and Bobby Gibbons scored 14 and 11 points respectively.
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Friday's action culminated with a Premier
League game between back specialists as Island
Chiropractic Center routed Bradenton Chiropractic
Clinic by a score of 52-31.
Garris Joyner led Island Chiropractic with 14
points and was supported by Josh Hedrick, who scored
13 points in the win. Evan Smith led Bradenton
Chiropractic with 8 points while Barry Andricks and
Seth Shipman each scored 6 points.
Saturday boasted a full day for hoops fans as there
were six games to choose from, four being Division II
games and one game each from Division I and the Pre-
The Division II action started out with New Pier
Walk Cafe Cavaliers taking an easy 22-11 win over
Beach House Suns. Sam Lott led the Cavaliers with 10
points while Chad Ensley added 6 points. Megan
Shimandel and Amber Sackett each scored 4 points to
pace the Suns scoring efforts.
Greg Lowman scored 19 points to lead Island Real
Estate Sonics to an impressive 32-13 win over Bryant
Recycled Treasure Spurs. Sean Koerber and Kyle
Schweitzer contributed to the win with 6 and 5 points re-
spectively while Chase Parker's 11 points led the Spurs.
Michael Wallen scored 12 points and was sup-
ported by Joey Mattay and Barry Sutphin who added
10 points each to lead Anna Maria Oyster Bar Marlins
to a 32-6 rout of Time Out for Massage Heat. Mike
Cramer's 4 points led the cold-shooting Heat.
Air & Energy Raptors got points from all its start-
ers in taking an easy 20-4 win over Tree of Life Lak-
ers. Nathan Miller led the way with 10 points while
Aaron Stark added 4 points. Amber Barth and Brian
Devellevue each scored a basket for the Lakers.
Jim Sebastiano and Preston Copeland scored 13
and 12 points respectively to lead Cafe on the Beach
Knicks to a close 31-28 victory over Jessie's Island
Store Grizzlies. Josh Sato's 10 points led the Grizzlie
scoring efforts and was supported by Aaron Lowman
who added 9 points in the tough loss.
Aaron Randall scored 19 points'to lead Island
Chiropractic Center to a 41-21 win over Westbay Athletic
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JIM PAGE 22 u JANUARY 21, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Celebrating small things; awaiting big decisions
By Bob Ardren
Sunday afternoon the brightest-colored, freshest-
looking Monarch butterfly I've ever seen fluttered by
me. It was moving up the shadow line of sun and trees
past the front of my house.
And then I remembered the chrysalis hanging on
a scarlet milkweed planted near the front door. I'd spot-
ted it about a week ago, a spectacularly beautiful "co-
coon" which is what we called them as kids, and sure
enough, it was freshly emptied.
Even now, days later, my soul feels better know-
ing that by planting those milkweeds I helped create a
"' Monarch butterfly.
In 1998 we all seem to be specialists of some kind.
As a result, chickens arrive in plastic bags at the store
or already fried up in cardboard tubs from the Kentucky
Colonel. Most of us don't really know much about how
they got that way. We don't know much except our
own specialty of how to make some money and then
how to spend it for what we want.
My own son points out that he wouldn't have the
slightest idea of what to do with a live chicken if he
wanted a fried chicken dinner.
Seeing is knowing
Along that same line of thinking, we don't often
have the chance to help create a living thing or even see
it happening. Some people don't even want to know
Years ago we had a family house cat deliver a lit-
ter of kittens and my wife -being the kind of natural-
born teacher that she is -called in all the neighbor-
hood youngsters to watch. They were fascinated. A
little scared, a little silly, and finally a lot in awe as they
watched the kittens emerge and come to life.
All but one that was born dead. The neighborhood
kids helped bury that one in our backyard.
Those children all came around at least once a day
for weeks to see how "their" kittens were doing. Need-
Island Fitness was the V e'i--' ',.'
place to be recently for '
the Third Annual Island n,- t=, A
Bench Press competition. .'. / ..
The Holmes Beach / .
business sponsored the /
event, which drew scores \
of athletes and specta-
tors. Islander Photo.:
OFFSHORE FISHING CHARTERS
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~ George Glaser
A chrysalis "cocoon, "from which the Monarch
butterfly emerges, is a silver-topped, jade-colored
jewel with gold dots that, once seen, is never forgot-
ten. Islander Photo: Bob Ardren
less to say, it was no problem finding homes for the
kittens when the time came for that.
But sure enough, while we saw excitement in the
children's involvement there were complaints from a
couple of parents that "you shouldn't have exposed my
children to such a thing." The youngsters, of course,
thought the entire experience was wonderful. They'd
seem something being born. It was an experience
they'd never forget. They'd witnessed the beginning of
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No matter what the kid's "specialty" became as
they grew up and earned their keep in our society,
they'd always carry the memory of the sometimes-
painful, sometimes-messy, sometimes-disappointing
yet wonderful beginning of new life.
They were filled with awe.
But there's more to life than the beginning. There's
also the end.
My uncle ran a country slaughterhouse in Wiscon-
sin, and I've never forgotten my first visit there. It was
painful, messy and left me full of awe.
Now, as I practice my "specialty in life" spin-
ning stories hamburger comes in plastic packages at
the store and chickens, as I mentioned before, come in
plastic bags. Somebody else handles the mess, killing
the meat for me.
When it comes to people, most of us want to avoid
the dying, both our own and that of others. But a few
years ago I admit to finally becoming interested in
human death too, and so became a volunteer for Hos-
pice. I'd seen the good work Hospice does as my
mother slowly died of cancer.
We took training sessions, talked about dying,
learned some simple techniques of how to help people
and finally began to go into homes and to help real
dying human beings.
I was scared.
But not anymore.
No two cases are ever the same, and some patients
are young, some old. Some go easy -which is what
we all hope for and some go hard. One old man
actually challenged me to a fist fight early one morn-
ing as he lay dying, and two hours later he was dead.
Now I've seen people die. And I'm filled with that
Death really is as natural as birth in this life, and
we've all got one in our future. 1 believe knowing that
and understanding that fact makes death easier on all
"Death," as some sage whose name I've forgotten
once said, "is the rain feeding the river of life each of
1 guess what all this means is that it's kind of a
eulogy for my boss' loss of her father and an affirma-
tion of life in an Outdoor Perspective's kind of a way.
And that's part of the reason I was so thrilled Sun-
day to see that beautiful Monarch butterfly flutter by
my front door.
We wait for the decision
All this week and who knows how much longer
we're all awaiting the latest decision on Orimulsion
burning in Manatee County. It seems impossible that
we're going through this again, but it's happening.
Like last time, I'm confused about the issue. And
when I'm confused, I know better than to move reck-
lessly forward. Here's hoping that is what the Manatee
County Commission and the Cabinet in Tallahassee
believe, too. I sincerely hope so.
See you next week.
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Jan 22 8:42 1.0 1:34 0.1 6:59 1.9 11:34a' 0.9
Jan 23 10:20 1.0 2:36 -0 1 7:44 2.0 12:16 0.9
Jan 24 11:31 1.1 3:29 -03 8:29 2.1 1:12 1.0
Jan 25 9:17p' 2.2 4:11 -0.4 12:13 1.1 2'07 1.0
Jan 2610:00p 2.2 4:53 -0.6 12:45 1.2 3:03 1.1
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 21, 1998 0 PAGE 23 R, -
Gag grouper action is great
For those willing to brace themselves to get off-
shore in the Gulf, gag grouper action is excellent right
now, with some catches of 16 pounds or more. For
those unwilling to be whacked by waves and wind, stay
in the backwater and look for sheepshead near anything
that has barnacles on it. There are also trout, flounder,
redfish and a few pompano out there this week.
Folks at the Rod and Reel Pier are catching red-
fish, flounder and a lot of drum.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are bringing
in flounder, pompano and sheepshead.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the six-
hour trips averaged 100 head of Key West grunt, por-
gies, black sea bass and sand perch.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he was able to get Bill Zimmerman of
Ocean City, N.J., onto a 21-inch-long gag grouper from
under a dock in Palma Sola Bay. He also hooked and
released a 25-pound cobia in Sarasota Bay. Who says
you need to go offshore for big fish? Other action in-
cludes excellent trout, some up to 22 inches, plus
sheepshead, mangrove snapper, pompano and flounder.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing well with scattered redfish and trout,
lots of flounder and a few pompano.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's finally taken delivery
of his new boat and is back in business, this week get-
ting some pompano, redfish and sheepshead.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Aniglers Repair said he's
State approved boat
class to be offered by
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will teach
a Boat Smart class at its Education Building, 1200 71 st
Street N.W., Bradenton, on Saturday, Jan. 24.
Florida law requires any person born after Sept. 30,
1980, to successfully complete an approved course in
order to receive a state certificate to operate a vessel
with more than a 10-horsepower motor. This eight-
hour course is approved.
Final registration begins at 8 a.m. the class running
from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beverages and sandwiches
will be available for purchase for lunch.
Call 792-4435 to reserve a space and to order a $16
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Phil Mears. right, holds up one of a dozen or so-black and red grouper caught offshore with Capt. Glenn
Corder on the Zulu Mama. The party also got into some Key West grunts about nine miles offshore.
finding lots of sheepshead near the Skyway Bridge reef
On my boat Magic we've been getting sheepshead
up to five pounds, reds up to 10 pounds and a few le-
gal-sized grouper when the weather permits a trip in the
Capt. Tom Chaya said reds are hanging around
the docks and sheepies are at the artificial reefs in the
Capt. Jason Henzell on the Neva-Miss said he's
getting red and gag grouper offshore, with catches
ranging from eight to 16 pounds. Mangrove snapper
are out there, too, with some up to four pounds in size.
Capt. Jason said he's also finding big flounder and trig-
gerfish in about 45 feet of water.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said the backwa-
ter best bet is sheepshead near any of the bridges and
piers. Offshore, gag grouper action is excellent right
now, mostly within sight of land. Farther offshore, look
for amberjack action to be fair.
Folks off the Skyway Fishing Piers are getting
lots and lots of sheepshead, whiting, mangrove snap-
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bonnet head sharks.
Good luck and good fishing.
Winners in the Jan. 17 horseshoe games were
Herb Puryear of Anna Maria and Bob White of
Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Bill Starrett of
Anna Maria and David Trask of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the Jan. 19 horseshoe games were
Jerry Doyle and Al Ryan. Runners-up were
Wally Thronborough and Jim Hillee.
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By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Jan. 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 12-foot boat capsized at
Intracoastal Waterway Marker 47. A Coast Guard boat
responded, but the two people in the water were res-
cued by a Good Samaritan and Sarasota marine units.
The vessel was righted, the boat pumped and towed to
Jan. 9, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Jan. 9, Boarding. Another 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Jan. 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a vessel out of fuel in north-
ern Sarasota Bay. Station Cortez issued a marine assis-
tance broadcast, and a commercial towing company
went to assist the boat.
Jan 10, Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Jan. 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report that a boat that had run out of
fuel the previous day had refused commercial assis-
tance and was now overdue and had lost cellular phone
and VHF-FM communications with friends. Station
Cortez issued a marine assistance request broadcast,
and a Coast Guard boat responded to search Sarasota
Bay. The disabled vessel was located on a shoal and the
four people on board transported to their home on
Jan. 11. Station Cortez received 55.5 pounds of
cocaine from a sport fishing vessel that had recovered
the bundle in a weed line about 120 miles offshore in
the Gulf of Mexico. The contraband was turned over to
U.S. Customs and the Manatee County Sheriff's De-
Jan. 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from Coast Guard Group St.
Petersburg of a 19-foot sailboat overdue from DeSoto
Point to Tierra Verde. A Coast Guard boat from Station
Cortez, a Coast Guard helicopter and Coast Guard
Auxiliary vessel 85006 responded to search for the
vessel, which was located at Pinellas Bayway Structure
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Jan. 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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Jan. 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Coast Guard
Auxiliary vessel 84135 came upon a disabled 24-foot
vessel in Sarasota Bay. The disabled boat was towed to
a local marina for repairs.
Jan. 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Coast Guard
Auxiliary vessel 84135 came upon a disabled 21-foot
sailboat near New Pass Bridge. The boat was towed to
the dock for repairs.
Jan. 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of one red flare spotted in
Sarasota Bay. A Coast Guard boat responded and
searched the area with negative results. The case was
suspended pending further developments.
New Custom-Built Canalfront Home Beautiful
3BR/2BA, 10-foot ceilings, three balconies, oversize
storage, 24-foot dock. Reduced. $279,500.
Handyman 3/2 single family home. Near school,
shopping and beach. $135,000.
Bayfront Complex Sandy Pointe. Turnkey furnished,
extra nice. $119,000.
Holmes Beach Condo The Fountainhead. Investor's
delight, just refurbished. All new kitchen, tile floors,
steps to beach. 2BR/1.5BA. $129,000.
Perico Ground floor Kingfisher model. Perfect location
overlooking lake. 2BR/2BA, clubhouse, heated pool,
secured access. $105,000.
Anna Maria Two canalfront lots, sailboat water,
seawalled and ready to build, 145 x 72. $154,900 each.
Lots of lots on and off the Island. Call us.
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with oak parquet floors and staircase. 3BR/ R-3 zoning, large Gulf Drive to bay buildable
2BA with extra loft. Top-of-the-line lot and building for sale. 2.49 acres! All
appliances! $259,500. MLS#24686. environmental permits in place! $1,500,000.
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NEW LISTING in Perico Bay Club! Invest
in your tomorrow, today! 2BR/2BA first
floor condo in great community with
guarded gate, pool, clubhouse activities and
ideal location! $99,000.
SUNBOW BAY 4BR/3BA townhouse with
separate laundry, covered parking, pools,
tennis, elevator and many upgrades! Great
central Holmes Beach location, close to ev-
erything! $189,900. MLS#22711.
NEW LISTING! Bayfront end, waterfront
unit in Gulf to Bay Moorings with tile
floors, two screened balconies, covered
parking and boat dock available.
GULFVIEW T(O)WN HOUSES with roof gar-
den, elevator, ceramic tile floors, balconies and
storm shutters. Short walk to beach and in a quiet
neighborhood. Each side can be sold separately
or $549,000 for entire property.
PERICO SHORES an exclusive enclave of
executive homesites ideally located between town
and the Islands. Deed-restricted community with
full lawn maintenance included! Lots from
$84,500, and model home $269,500.
ISLAND CHARM 2BR/2BA home offers
much! Features include new roof, new 50-gallon
water heater, one-car garage with bonus 17 x 13
utility room. Yard has sprinkler system with sepa-
rate meter, boat space, dock available. $161,900.
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BEST BEACHFRONT BUY on the Island!
3BR/2BA updated elevated home with fan-
tastic views. Great rental income. Owner fi-
nancing makes it easy and quick to own!
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE!
Large Island duplex completely renovated
recently! 2BR/2BA each side. $194,900.
NEW LISTING! Views of Passage Key and
two houses from the beach! 4BR/3BA Anna
Maria home with hardwood floors, fireplacce
and more! Great rental history. $259,000.
ADORABLE and AFFORDABLE! Bay
Palms 2BR/2BA plus den. Island home on
corner lot close to canal with garage. Priced
to sell at $157,500. MLS#24431.
PjA~ga~i B DI U R E I'S AND N ISLAN PO TCARD
401 North Bay Blvd.
3BR/2 1/2BA, two-car garage furnished
home for sale. $350,000.
j Doug Dowling Realty
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SUNSETS AND DOLPHINS FOR SALE'
Direct Gulffront 2BR 2BA condo. Furnished
top-floor corner unit. Panoramic Gull view. Fantas-
tic investment potential $209,900.
Feels like home when you enter the foyer.
Beautiful wood everywhere, brick fireplace and
generous sized rooms. Large lot tor the Island.
If you can't find your dream home build it'
Riverfront Community pool, tennis, $59 900.
Anna Maria City. cleared lot 75 x 100 near beach
Chamling .iBR 2BA waterifrrit h.rrne acrc,-s lr,-,rn goll
course Large dock, deep Aater Large sunn,Y. FI.rida
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Walerway Caged pool, boat davits, screened lanai,
large lot with room to expand, '.erv private,
cul-de-sac. Convenient Holmes Beach area $369 900
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MAINTENANCE FREE VILLA. Perfect for year-round
living or 2nd home. 2BR/2BA. Desireable location, lots of
DEER RUN DREAM HOME 3BR/2BA, dining room,
family room. Extras and upgrades throughout. Double-
car garage with extra storage. Fenced backyard. $124,900.
ROYAL PALM VILLA Own your home for less than
renting! 2BR/2BA villa within walking distance to USF,
Ringling, Asolo. 25 x 8 screened lanai. $49,500.
2BR/1BA, den/fenced yard .................... $54,900
2BR/1BA, in very good condition .......... $45,000
2BR/2BA, Florida room, nice yard......... $89,000
IRONWOOD CONDOS IN GOLF COURSE
COMMUNITY 2BR/2BA priced from $69,000 $72,900.
1BR/1BA, convenient, den priced from $49,000- $50,500.
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CANALFRONT Spacious 3BR/BA home with dock, tropical
courtyard, terra-cotta tile floors, glass block, new custom kitchen
with breakfast bar, workshop and over 950 sq. ft. of decking. All
this and so much more amid lush, tropical gardens. $295,000.
Dial the Duncans!
Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or 1(800) 741-3772
NEW LISTING HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT
Carefully kept 2BR/2BA home on private and picturesque
canal with views of the bayou. Well planned eat-in kitchen,
16 x 22 Florida room, family room, dock, 10,000 lb. boat
lift and much more. Priced at $249,000. Call Carol
Williams for more details 778-1718 eves.
INTERIOR DESIGN SHOWCASE! This totally remodeled
canalfront home boasts glass block accents, curved walls
and cathedral entry. 3BR/2BA with pool, fireplace,
gourmet kitchen, great storage and extensive use of
ceramic tile. 54-foot dock, new boat lift and great bayou
view. All this for $399,900. Dial the Duncans! Judy
778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
CASUAL ELEGANCE ON BIMINI BAY This 2-3BR/2BA
home in North Point Harbour was custom built for present
and original owners. Greatroom, French doors, 60-foot
screened decking and lanai, dock and boat lift.
Impeccably maintained. Reduced to $559,000. Call
Marion Ragni, owner/agent 778-1504 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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FAX/COPY MACHINE Panasonic, one-year old. Call
LOWREY ORGAN with bench. Must sell. Call 778-0795.
BRASS BED Queen, complete with firm Orthopedic
mattress set. Never used, boxed. Cost $850, must
sell $250 cash. (813) 662-9175.
DAYBED White and brass. Complete with trundle
and mattresses. Never used, boxed. Cost $850, must
sell $250 cash. (813) 662-9175.
COMPUTER DESK Swedish-modern, like new. Call
PHOTO EQUIPMENT Durst enlarger, timers, pans,
safe, filter, lights, etc. Not all in perfect order. Make
offer. Call 778-6872.
MEN'S LYNX PREDATOR golf clubs. Four woods,
seven irons, Hogan golf bag, Bag-Boy cart. $100.
FIREWOOD FOR SALE Call Jeff at 778-1560.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop, on pre-
mises Longboat Island Chapel, always has specials!
Mon.- Wed.-Sat., 9-3. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-
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
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 cabi-
net $50, two futon chairs $25 ea. Call 778-4029.
ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK, beautiful condition, 5' x
4', seven drawers per side. $2,000. Lawnmower $75.
FRT MXO FAN MXO
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.
YARD SALE Sat., Jan. 24, 9-noon. Books, printer,
lumber, miscellaneous household goods. 206 69th
Street, Holmes Beach.
LARGE YARD SALE Sat. & Sun., Jan. 24 & 25, 8-3.
Antique tools, rods and reels, many more items. 239
Gladiolus, Anna Maria.
YARD SALE Sat., Jan. 24, 8-12. Lots of good things.
Dealers welcome. 511 Loquat Dr., Anna Maria.
YARD SALE Sat., Jan. 24 only, 9 am. 598 North
Shore Dr., Anna Maria.
YARD SALE Sat., Jan. 24, 8-1.16-foot sailboat, con-
sole TV, prints, rocker, CD player. Items too numer-
ous to list. 505 70th Street, Holmes Beach.
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat., Jan. 24, 9-3.
Furniture, clothing. 10006 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria.
ESTATE SALE Fri., Jan. 23,9-2. Olive-wood dining table
and china cabinet, king bed set with twin beds, hand-
painted china, wrought iron patio set, loveseat, sofa, chests,
bar stools, microwave, single bed, sofa bed, lamps, paint-
ings, costume jewelry, wicker furniture, vacuum, garage
tools and more. 532 68th Street, Holmes Beach. Sale by
Julie McClure 747-3101. Quality sales for 25 years.
PRIVATEERS' THIEVES" MARKET Sat., Feb. 14,8-
3. Vendor spaces $15. City Hall Park, Holmes Beach.
Call 778-5777 for information.
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.
PRAISE & WORSHIP contemporary service at Roser
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Sunday, 7pm.
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.
MERCURY 1988 Grand Marquis LS. Full power,
84,000 miles, extra clean. $2,250 OBO. Call 778-8655.
1991 CAVALIER A/C, automatic. Looks good, reli-
able, 107,000 miles. $1,995. Call 387-8262.
ISLAND RUNABOUT 1982 Chrysler New Yorker. Never
fails to start. Great Island 'taxi". $400. Call 778-3022.
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 modern, full-service marina. 778-2255.
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.
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.,
WANTED SOMEONE TO do ironing on Island. Will
drop off and pick up north of Manatee Ave. days. Call
722-1910 or eves. 778-7449.
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IMPERIAL HOUSE $94,900
Affordable condo in desirable area,
'N i with heated pool, fishing dock,
/&' .*" clubhouse, bayside patio and deeded
Gulf access. Updated 2BR/2BA pool
". FRESH MEADOWS Enjoy this
4BR/2BA split plan home and eat-in
V A.N, kitchen overlooking the lake and pool.
Includes a beautifully landscaped,
fenced-in yard.Great community with
Carol S. Heinze tennis courts. $128,500. Close to
REALTOR'CRS Buffalo Creek Golf Course. #CH24241.
YOU DESERVE TO BEGIN THE NEW YEAR in this immacu-
late 4 or 5BR/3.5BA pool home. Custom built with designer up-
grades 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
Roman 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 Northwest
area at $340,000. #RE24678. Preview this exceptional property
today, call Richard Estock anytime. 794-6303.
BIMINI BAY BEAUTY!
Fabulous views of Bimini Bay,
dolphins playing, birds
swooping, setting sun, and a
newer 55-foot dock all await
you from this wonderful con-
temporary home. Amenities in-
clude spacious 5-6BR/4BA,
large indoor pool with entertain-
ment area. Trades welcome!
$595,000. Call Karin Stephan
Ich Spreche Deutsch
2BR/2BA Canal home in Holmes Beach $2,5
2BR/2BA Pool home in Holmes Beach $2,8(
2BR/2BA Key Royal home $3,2(
3BR/2BA Key Royale home $3,2(
2BR/2BA Bayview Terrace, 3 mo. min. $1,8(
2BR/1 BA Across street from the Gulf $1,8(
3BR/2BA Pine Bay Forest, 3 mo. min. $2,3(
JUST LISTED! 2BA/2BA Turnkey furnished unit with large kitchen and large glassed in balcony with extra storage.
Breakfast area, washer and dryer. Steps to Gulf of Mexico. Sunroof with breathtaking panoramic Gulf views. Heated
pool and covered parking. $159,900. Great investment property. #27038. Call Connie Volts 778-4429
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 woodburning fireplace. #24264. Call Carol Heinze 778-5059.
ONLY 2 BLOCKS FOR THE BEACH. Elevated duplex with two 2BR/1 BA units. Close to shopping, library and buses.
$155,000. Great investment potential! #26889. Call Denise Langlois 795-8748.
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This great lot on a quiet street could offer views of
both the Gulf and bay. Build your dream home
here, or great investment duplex. Don't miss this
great buy at just $64,900. Possible trades.
NORTH END DUPLEX!
This great duplex located on the north end of Anna
Maria offers 2BR/1 BA each side and is just steps to
the beach. Winter tenants already in place. Terrific
rental history! Just listed at $225,000.
LARGE ISLAND DUPLEX
This large duplex in the heart of Holmes Beach is
perfect for two families. 2BR/2BA with plenty of stor-
age and parking. Each unit faces opposite streets for
complete privacy. Hard to find one that is nicer.
Priced at just $279,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
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DISHWASHER NEEDED Mon. Fri. days, 9-5. Call
Rayma at Rod & Reel Pier. Call 778-1885.
WANTED RESPONSIBLE CNA/HHA to work week-
ends. Great pay. Call 778-2874, leave message.
WAIT STAFF NEEDED for Biondo's Ristorante.
Apply in person. 5702 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
STATE-CERTIFIED CNA home-health aide and
companion available for a variety of duties. Call
Robert for appointment 749-7944 or 720-2711.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, plugs, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
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,
ISLAND HANDYMAN $15 service charge, $15 hr.
Construction degree, mid-western work ethic, senior
discount. Call 778-9405.
AFFORDABLE HOUSECLEANING Residential,
commercial. 10-years experience. Free estimate.
CLASSICAL GUITAR LESSONS from international
recording artist Andy Daniel. Limited space avail-
able. Call 779-9047.
"THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION Cleaning Services"
established 1993. Residential, commercial, rentals.
Hard worker, dependable, excellent references. Call
for interview, Kimberly, 792-0862.
RETIRED? LET US drive you to doctor, shopping, etc.
Also I am good at housekeeping. Call me at 778-8566.
P&K RESIDENTIAL CLEANING free estimates,
bonded, insured, experienced, reasonable. Pat
Cantwell 792-0478 or Kitty Frost 792-5383.
NEECY'S CLEANING SERVICE Honest, reliable.
Licensed PCA with excellent references. Homes,
condos, rentals. Senior discount. Free estimates.
Call 756-1474 or 745-5625.
"GENTLE GARDENER" will weed, plant, manicure
and water your garden with gentle perfection. Call
Barbara at 778-6110.
MANATEE MOWERS Island lawn service. In busi-
ness over 10 years. Call Donnie Rivera today for a
free estimate at 778-7508. Thank you.
LAWNS CUT palms trimmed, yards cleaned up.
Shell and mulch delivered and spread. Call David
Bannigan at 778-6972.
LAWN CARE Mowing, trim, bushes, weeding, flow-
ers, cleanup. Reliable adult, experienced, refer-
ences, reasonable rates. Personal Touch Lawn
EXPERT LAWN CUTTING/tree trimming. Afford-
able, reliable, insured. Call Jeff at 778-1560.
LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Design,
planting, mulching, shell, trimming. 35-years expe-
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.
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, new installation/
repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. Insured, ref-
erences. 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.
HOUSE PAINTING by Henry. Interior/exterior. Call
MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years ex-
perience 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.
GULFFRONT DUPLEX Newly listed GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA,
Gulffront duplex in the city of Anna Maria. one-car garage. Lots of storage. Spa-
A two-story masonry building offering two cious rooms, quiet and secure. $139,900.
2BR/1.5BA units fully furnished with Ask for Yvonne Higgins 778-2246.
outstanding views. $549,000. David C27003.
Moynihan 778-2246, eves. 778-7976.
CORAL SHORES Extremely nice
3BR/2BA caged pool home on canal.
Screened lanai. Lots of built-ins. Dock
and davits, barrel-tile roof. Reduced
$235,000. Bill Bowman 794-8482.
BAYFRONT ELEGANCE 3BR/2.5BA,
pool and deep-water dockage.
$695,000. David Moynihan.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT 4BR/3.5BA,
pool/spa on 3/4 acre. 4,670 square feet.
$630,000. David Moynihan.
BAYFRONT HOME Views of Tampa
Bay, 3BR/2BA, seawall, sandy beach,
$299,000. Yvonne Higgins.
CANAL HOME updated throughout.
2BR/2BA with bay access. Deck,
fireplace. $212,000. Jane Schulz.
ISLAND LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA on
spring-fed lake. Fantastic views, large lot
zoned R-2. Walk to prime beach in
Holmes Beach. $195,000. David
Moynihan 778-2246 eves; 778-7976.
ISLAND CONDO'S & VILLAS
ISLAND VILLAGE 2BR/2BA open plan.
Pool, tennis, short walk to beach.
$116,500. David Moynihan.
IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA, clean and
bright, heated pool, low maintenance.
$77,900. Ed Oliveira.
IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA furnished
with peak view of Gulf/bay. $77,000.
SEASIDE GARDENS villa. 1-2BR/2BA
end unit with water views. $102,000.
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HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Cozy 2BR/2BA steps to
beach and shopping. Great for single or couple.
$650 mo. plus utilities. 795-7805.
SEASONAL VILLA 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 excellent
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. Spring rates.
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.
SEASONAL ADORABLE cottage. 2BR/1BA,
washer dryer, wood floors, just renovated. Available
Apr. 1, 1998. 106 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach.
$1,500 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.
SPARKLING, NEWLY CARPETED living room, Mexican-
tiled bedroom, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Large private
patio. Holmes Beach. $550 mo. Available Mar. 778-7309.
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 mini-
mum. Pool, tennis, security elevator. $2,000 $3,000
mo. Call 795-3885.
ON BAY ANNUAL rental 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA
houses -1 BR/1 BA duplex, dock privileges. Coldwell
Banker, Rick Jennette 388-3966.
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.
RETIRED COUPLE SEEKING rental annual/sea-
sonal. 2-3BR/2BA home or ground-floor condo on
waterfront. Please call 778-2187.
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.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX on the beach. 2BR/1BA,
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. Avail-
able now. Call 778-8412.
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 steps to beach and shopping.
Couple or single. $650 mo., last, security. Includes
water, garbage. No pets. Call 778-1259.
2BR/1BA ANNUAL UNFURNISHED. Bright and
spacious! New kitchen, appliances, carpet, tile, etc.
Quiet, secure neighborhood close to beach! $700
mo., first, last, security. No pets, non smokers
preferred. Call 779-2056 or (305) 745-8913 collect.
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.
DIRECT BAYFRONT 1 BR/1 BA downstairs loft style
with dock. 1BR/1BA pool-side cottage on estate in
town. Both very unique. Call 749-0216 or 349-0459.
CHARMING GULFVIEW HOMES for seasonal
rental. Great locations for beach lovers. Three units
available Feb. Apr. Two 2BR/1BA and one 1BR/
1 BA. $1,200 $1,700. Hurry before they are gone.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Annual 3BR/2BA, 1,500
sq. ft. condo townhouse. Two-car garage, pool. Non
smoking. Call Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-7244.
HOLMES BEACH Lovely home, 2BR, beautifully fur-
nished, walk to beach, all appliances, washer/dryer.
Now through Feb. Call 755-8936.
ANNUAL DUPLEX APARTMENT 3BR/2BA, central
heat/air, near beach, fenced yard. Kids/pets OK.
Security, references required. Available now. $750
HOLMES BEACH Seasonal, turnkey-furnished 1BR
ground-floor apartment, 100 yards to Gulf. CAll 778-0103.
SEASONAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA, fireplace, fully fur-
nished. $1,750 mo., three-month minimum, Dec., Jan.,
Feb., Mar., Apr., May. 3BR/2BA, two balconies, two-
car garage. $550 wk., four-week minimum, Jan., Feb.,
Apr., 1988. Call now. R&B Management 751-2790.
HOLMES BEACH Beautiful home on water over-
looking Skyway Bridge. 2BR/2BA, boat dock. Near
public beach. Everything included. Feb. May. (813)
347-0951 or (941) 778-9522.
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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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TROPICAL SETTING surrounds this two-story duplex. Has SAILBOAT WATER. Custom-built 4-5BR/4B Island bayfront estate.
den and indoor utility room. Recently renovated. $172,900. Very private with magnificent sunsets. Gourmet kitchen, two fire-
Colette Gerrish, 794-1024. D17489 places and spacious master suite. Pool, dock, davits and tennis
court. Reduced. $845,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319
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SPACIOUS POOL HOME on deep-water canal with dock and ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULFFRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous
davits. 4-5BR plus office/exercise room. Close to beach. Perfect view. 2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. Good investment
for large family. $399,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R25558 property. $590,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191
WATERFRONT LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
SARASOTA BAY waterfront lifestyle,
3BR/2-1/2B townhouse. Elegant Florida-
design, soaring ceilings, six skylights,
open-floor plan. Elevator, two-car
garage, 24-hour manned gate house.
$309,900. Don Lewis, 746-3200. C24581
WARNER BAYOU waterfront home.
Immaculate 4BR with screened porch
overlooking bayou. Pool and dock.
$262,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354.
MAGNIFICENT contemporary residence
on Sarasota Bay. Soaring ceilings,
marble, granite and Italian tile,
outstanding design. 4BR/3B, lower level
storage. $1,200,000. Kathy Marcinko,
BAY OAKS Seven lots from 1 to 8 acres in
size. Access to Palma Sola Bay from two
homesites. Very exclusive, private setting.
$120,000 to $180,000. Sandy Drapala,
794-3354. L13569-13572, L13576.
Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
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Anna Maria Island Centre Shops
RIVER WILDERNESS BEAUTY. Ideal for
great living on golf course. Huge bonus
room, 3 or 4BR, dining and living rooms,
family room. Four-car garage. $449,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R24815
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
MANATEE RIVER. Two homes plus five
apartments. Great opportunity. Possible to
purchase lot with two homes and one
apartment or two-story home with four
efficiencies. $320,000. Nancy Keegan,
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MARTINIQUE NORTH Available Feb. 15, 1999,
two-month minimum. On beach, pool, tennis, garage,
security entrance, elevator, totally refurbished.
$2,700 mo. Call 778-6786.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR. $675 mo., first, last. One
block to beach. R&B Management 751-2790.
AVAILABLE FEB., MAR., APR. 1BR/1BA near Rod
& Reel Pier. Call 778-2153.
SEASONAL MONTHLY RENTALS available for
Feb., Mar. and Apr., 1998. Prices start at $850 mo.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307 for further
HALF BLOCK TO BEACH Quiet street, small pets
OK. 1BR apartments. Feb. available. Also booking
1999. $1,175 mo. plus tax. Call 778-2039.
VACATION RENTAL 300 feet to beach. 2BR/1.5BA,
complete, washer/dryer, new kitchen, new paint.
Feb., Mar. $1,500. Apr. $1,200. Call 778-4523 or
GULFVIEW EFFICIENCY Annual rental, washer/
dryer, all utilities furnished. $500 mo. Call 778-6050.
WATERFRONT AVAILABLE NOW to Feb., 1998.
Weekly special. 312 Key Royale. $600 wk. Call
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 tranquillity of this very charming and
unique property. The best part is it's only 20 minutes
from the beach. This is a very special property per-
fect for single or couple or would make a great sec-
ond home or vacation rental. Must sell now! Sacrifice
$105,000. Owner (941) 795-7805.
HOLMES BEACH north end. Quiet location, 3BR/
2BA with glass lanai and pool. Lots of tile. No
Realtors. $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
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,
ISLAND MOTEL with Gulfviews recently totally
remodeled inside and out. $1,150,000. Call Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
DIRECT GULFFRONT home, 2BR/2BA with
excellent rental history. $527,500. Call Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO SHORES model home and lots for sale.
Great community ideally located between town and
the islands. Model $269,500, lots from $99,500. Call
Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
3BR/2BA WITH LOFT and super custom-designed
interior a must see! $259,500. Call Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ADORABLE AND AFFORDABLE 2BR/2BA family
home close to canal. $157,500. Call Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
LOT FOR SALE Newton Lane, Anna Maria. Gulf
view, 178x152x148. $175,000. Call (614) 866-4244.
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$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
professional team of Realtors have listed and sold
over $49 million so far in 1997! We appreciate you
calling on Island Real Estate for all your real estate
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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.
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.
ANNA MARIA Corner 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.
I 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.
Call 795-041 3_
KEY ROYALE 608 Hampshire. Sparkling 3BR/2BA,
golf course frontage, grand canal rear. Large
screened lanai. $269,000. By owner. Call 778-3367.
3BR/2BA SINGLE-FAMILY home, central Holmes
Beach location. Fruit trees. Close to beach, deeded
boat dock. Owner/Realtor. $174,900. Call 778-0159.
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
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MOTEL AND EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS for sale
in new Bradenton Beach Historic. District near
beach and pier. Excellent history, clientele and in-
come. $825,000 with owner-financing possible.
GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, garage, storage.
Secure, quiet complex. $139,900. Yvonne Higgins,
Wagner Realty 778-2246.
BAYFRONT HOME 3BR/2BA, fantastic views.
$229,000. Yvonne Higgins, Wagner Realty 778-2246.
LIVE ON THE friendliest street in Holmes Beach.
Spacious 2BR/2BA home with deep-water docking
and rich, tropical landscaping. Drive by today! 504
75th Street. Shown by appointment. 778-5880.
$239,000, brokers protected.
HOLMES BEACH 100 yards to Gulf. Ground-level
3BR/2BA house, mother-in-law suite. Appraised at
$228,000. All offers considered. Call 778-0103.
NEWLY REMODELED DUPLEX 2BR/2BA each
side, ceramic tile, screened-in lanai, hardwood floors,
new appliances. Call 778-8368 or 778-4751.
BEST ISLAND BUY 2BR home, Holmes Beach. Up-
dated kitchen, fireplace, fenced yard. Walk to beach
and shopping. $139,900. Towne & Shore Realty. Call
Fred Katz 778-7980.
FOURPLEX 200 FEET to beach. $320,000. Good
income, ground-floor three 2BR and one 1BR. 108
39th Street, Holmes Beach. Call 778-4523 or (800)
TIME SHARE Five weeks at Resort 66. Four weeks
10 feet from pool, one week on beach. No steps. One
half price mid June to end of July. Call 778-4523 or
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- I3 PAGE 32 0 JANUARY 21, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
BY ED EARLY AND BOB KLAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORT
ACROSS 62 Sludge
1 Theater worker 64 Swindle
8 Hank Aaron or 67 Seesaw quorum
Jesse Owens, 69 Prepare to surf,
16 "Wild Thing" 71 Category
group, with 72 Joint protection
"the 73 Unpopular slice
22 Day in 75 Wreck
Hollywood 77 "- here"
23 Breakdown (store sign)
24 Capital of 78 Time to act
Zimbabwe 79 Prophecy, part 4
25 Part 1 of a 83 Big name in
prophecy by games
Martin Luther 85 Mer makeup
KingJr. 87 Riveter of song
28 Marshal Dillon 89 Some wait for
29 Cone-shaped 90 Cooperative
30 Grocery area 93 Hundred
31 More than smackers
suggestive 95 Halfhearted
32 Track pick, 98 Charisse of"Silk
33 Sharp 100 Laszlo player in
34 Jalopy "Casablanca"
36 Fr. holywoman 101 Kin's partner
37 Prophecy, part 2 102 Child's play
48 Holmes girl 103 Grape brandy
49 Soup holder 105 Kind of trip
50 What Moses did 107 Pretense
51 Prophecy, part 3 108 Prophecy, part 5
58 Bob Hope's 114 Salad topper
Russia 115 Where suits are
59 1/6fl.oz. 116 Laundrywoe
60 Extinct New 117 Prophecy, part 6
Zealanders 126 Split
61 Brown of 127 Memorable 1995
1 129 Half and half
Y 1130 Famous redhead
S132 Make sense
135 Poker challenge
141 End of the
146 Bete noire
147 Correction, of
148 "Grand" hotels
3 Moon shade
4 Make way?
van der Rohe
6 Literary olios
7 "-- Kelly"
8 Vinegar radical
9 Item of interest
10 Mrs. Alfred
11 Short orders
13 Film rating org.
14 Spot of wine?
15 Missouri town
near the George
16 "Lyin' Eyes"
18 Like some votes
19 Most festive
20 Wall Street
21 Letter getter
26 Cameo carvings
27 Red or Card, for
33 Geared down,
35 Crusty ones
38 Had-a heart but
used a club?
39 Some trains
40 Brit. award
41 81/2" x 11" size:
42 It's often served
43 Two-toned treat
45 Plaster of paris
46 Fotomat abbr.
47 "Love thy
neighbor" is one
53 Make up one's
55 Hole in the wall?
57 The first Mrs.
63 Code breaker
65 Here and there?
66 11-Down extra
68 Very early
70 Old carwith a
71 Senator who
made the rounds
74 "i" lid
79 Model Cheryl
80 Cool, once
-- and Enid"
85 Theologian who
86 "Oh, right!"
88 Wishing spot
92 Giant gains:
94 Mary Tyler
phrase on "The
Dick Van Dyke
97 Lifeboat support
106 Unified whole
109 Venus's home
110 Shavetails: Abbr.
112 Problem of the
113 "-- geht's?"
117 Something to
catch or save
119 "Peer Gynt"
120 Fake fanfare
123 O.B.E., forone
133 Wrist attachment
River to the
"Now I see!"
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