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Holmes Beach must reconsider cell tower
By Pat Copeland
Circuit Court Judge Durand Adams last week or-
dered the Holmes Beach city commission to reconsider
its resolution approving construction of a GTE cellu-
lar tower at Smith Realtors, 5904 Marina Drive.
"I think it's wonderful," exclaimed resident Joan
Perry. Perry's attorney, David Levin, with the Sarasota
firm Icard, Merrill, filed the mandamus action against
the city in January.
"I view this as a real victory for the people," Perry
The commission has 20 days from Jan. 21 to recon-
sider the resolution or show cause for not doing so. In
the suit, Perry demanded the city follow its referendum
procedure concerning the city commission's resolution
approving the tower in August.
Following approval of the tower's construction,
Perry spearheaded a petitioners' committee to initiate
referendum proceedings. The referendum petition was
deemed sufficient, containing enough accurate voter
signatures, in October.
According to the city charter, the commission had
30 days to repeal its action. If the commission did not
do so, the question would go to voters in a regular or
special election 60 to 90 days after the petition was de-
termined sufficient. If the majority of the voters op-
posed it, the ordinance would be repealed.
When the 30 days were up in November, Perry de-
manded that the commission complete the process as
required by the charter. However, commissioners
tabled the petition issue after it was added to the law-
suit filed jointly by GTE and Smith Realtors against the
city and three officials.
Commissioners had also declined to rule on the
issue of whether the referendum process applies to
resolutions. The tower construction was approved by
resolution and the referendum process refers only to
ordinances in the city charter.
In December, Perry and other residents opposed
to the tower again demanded that the commission act
on the petition. The commission then killed the is-
sue by voting that the referendum process does not
PLEASE SEE CELL TOWER, NEXT PAGE
Grant work 'ODD COUPLE' IS ISLAND FIRST
By Paul Roat
For lack of $2,400 worth of work, should a pos-
sible $500,000 grant be forfeited for a year or more?
That was the question Bradenton Beach City Com-
mission members mulled Tuesday afternoon. The answer:
we'll wait and see until later this week. '
In a classic definition of the phrase, "down to the
wire," workers have are scrambling to complete the
streetscape improvements in the city's historic district.
Mega Force Construction has until the end of the
week to wrap up the current $500,000 project or the city
would be forced to delay applying for another state grant.
Mega Force Foreman Tony Rembert said the last of the .'
work should be finished in time to meet the deadline.
The project was due to be completed last Novem- .:
ber. Blame it on El Nino rain delays and other prob- -'
lems have stalled the project. Rembert said last week
the work should be completed by Tuesday, but the ..
weekend's rains quashed those plans. :| .
The decorative streetlights along First Street North
and Gulf Drive still have to be fixed, to the tune of
about $52,000. Due to a manufacturer's error, the lights
leak. Rembert agreed to issue a performance bond to
get the lights right, and a representative from the manu-
facturer is due in town any day to assess the problem.
The biggest problem with the final phase of the Anna Maria's first dinner theater
project is at First Street, where a "bird bath" formed
near many of the stormwater drains. Rembert had opens Thursday
crews out Tuesday to correct the problem. Neil Simon's comedy "The Odd Couple" opens Jan. 29 at Marina Bay Restaurant and is produced by
The commission decision to pay Mega Force went Sandcastle Players Inc. Messy Oscar Madison, portrayed by Jim Lewis, left, and John Durkin as neat-nik
against the recommendation by an advisory group of Felix Unger, change each others lives with help and high jinks from their zany poker-playing friends. Evening
residents overseeing the project, who said the city performances are Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 3-7. Sunday Brunch matinees are Feb. 1 and 8. The restaurant box
should ignore the next grant cycle and focus on correct- office opens daily at 11 a.m. at the restaurant, 5325 Marina Drive.
ing all problems within the current work.
Speeding still a problem on Anna Maria streets
By Andrew White
Despite slow speed limits and the recent addition
of several stop signs, motorists appear to be speeding
as often as ever through Anna Maria City.
"People are speeding all over the Island," says
Commissioner Elaine Burkly, "going 40-50 mph in 25-
Crescent Street has been singled out as a particu-
larly troublesome area.
"Too many people are using Crescent as a short-
cut," says Harry Filkins, a resident of Crescent street.
"You can never see who's coming over the bridge
there, and people come flying over it awfully fast."
Filkins proposed slower speed limits for the area,
and stop signs on the bridge similar to those on North
Bay Boulevard at the hump-back bridge over the Lake
The stop signs were installed last year at the insis-
tence of Mayor Chuck Shumard despite the Florida
Department of Transportation's ruling it was illegal to
Shumard said at the time the stop signs would be
installed temporarily to alert motorists to the possible
existence of bicyclists or pedestrians entering or exit-
ing the roadway at what was called a blind spot from
the approach to the bridge.
However, the stop signs remain to this day.
City officials also caught flak from residents for
what they considered unnecessary stop signs on North
Bay, but officials say there is no denying that the stop
does an adequate job of slowing motorists down in a
blind and potentially dangerous area.
Officials also say that only so many stop signs can
be put up and that the real problem may be enforcement
of speed limits.
The city's patrol cars, Manatee County sheriff
partols, have recently been equipped with moving ra-
dar, which means officers can use their radar whether
parked or on the go. The new equipment should give
them more of an edge against speeders.
City officials will be looking into the addition of
stop signs on Crescent Street at future meetings.
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions .................... .... ............ 6
Those W ere the Days ................................ .. 7
Stir-it-up .................... .................. 14
School Daze .............................. .......... 16
ISLAND MAP ............................. ......... 18
Streetlife ....................... ......... ............. 20
Anna Maria Island tides ........................... .. 27
Crossw ord puzzle.......................................... 35
JANUARY 28, 1998
VIl PAGE 2 E JANUARY 28, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Motorists yes, turtles no in Bradenton Beach?
By Jim Hanson
The only "turtle friendly" beach on south Anna
Maria Island is threatened by proposed highway lights,
the Island's chief turtle protector changes.
Strong lights on tall poles at the new Coquina
Beach turnout would spread illumination to "the only
place left on Bradenton Beach that is dark enough to
safely release" loggerhead turtle hatchlings, Suzi Fox
said in a strong letter to the state.
As the holder of the sea turtle conservation permit
for the Island, she wrote the Florida Department of
Transportation asking for consideration of the baby
turtles, which hatch from midsummer into the fall.
DOT engineers in the local office quickly prom-
ised a thorough review of the lights' design, though
they can't take direct action themselves. That will be
up to the district DOT secretary at Bartow and the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection in
fees paid to
By Pat Copeland
Former Holmes Beach Mayor Rich
Bohnenberger is furious with the mayor and city
commission for paying Sue Normand, a planning
commissioner, a consultant fee.
Bohnenberger is mad that the position was not
advertised for bid and that Normand chairman of
the planning commission, a volunteer city board -
was paid $3,500 for consulting on the cellular tower
"The whole thing is questionable ethically and
possibly legally," Bohnenberger alleged. "It's very
unusual and highly suspect."
The issue began at a Jan. 6 work session when cel-
lular tower consultant Jayne Gerdeman made a presen-
tation to the commission. Gerdeman praised
Normand's draft of a cellular tower ordinance and said
if she worked with Normand by phone and fax, the city
could save a considerable sum.
Commissioners agreed to hire and pay both
Gerdeman and Normand.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff advised the commis-
sion that because it had only two to three weeks to com-
plete the ordinance, it would have to declare an emer-
gency in order to circumvent the bidding process.
At a Jan. 8 meeting commissioners followed
Petruff's recommendation and passed an emergency
resolution to hire Gerdeman and Normand. Normand's
fee was to be $50 per hour, not to exceed $1,000. Com-
missioners also noted that they could reconsider if
Normand's hours far exceeded the agreement.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore questioned the ethics
of Normand being chairman of the planning commission
and Mayor Bob VanWagoner replied, "Being a member
of a board doesn't preclude being a consultant."
Normand told commissioners at a Jan. 20 work
session that she had nearly 60 hours as of Jan. 18
with two weeks work until completion. Commis-
sioners agreed to amend the contract and raise her
fee to $3,500 for work through Jan. 30, date of the
ordinance's second reading.
Point, counter point
'The impropriety of it bothers me," Bohnenberger
said. "The planning commission is an unpaid advisory
board. You can't take off your planning commission
hat and become an ordinary citizen."
Normand said the planning commission serves
only as an advisory board to the city commission with
regard to the comprehensive plan and the city has no
paid planner as other communities do.
"I am a consultant and have worked as one for over
Fox's main concern is that the lights as designed
are much too strong 400-watt high-pressure sodium
lights, where turtles are only moderately safe in the
less-bright low-pressure version.
She also fears the 40-foot-high poles would spread
the light farther beachward, urging poles no higher than
20 feet. She wants the lights on the west side of the road
only, facing away from the beach, and strict shielding
to confine their light.
Ed Ponce, project engineer for the state, prom-
ised to take all of Fox's objections and suggestions
to the district DOT office at Bartow, where the de-
cisions are made.
The project is on hold for now while the DEP stud-
ies an application for an environmental permit. The
roadwork is virtually completed new turnout lanes
in, surfacing down, raised concrete medians installed.
Fox explained that newborn turtles head for the
brightest light, which often leads them away from
the comparative safety of the sea and to their death
10 years," Normand explained. "As an ordinary citizen,
not as a member of the planning commission, I took the
initiative to look at telecommunications ordinances
from other communities when the moratorium first
went into effect, and I voluntarily wrote the draft ordi-
nance so the city would have a base to work from in
formulating its own ordinance."
"It was a closed process," Bohnenberger said. "It
seems to be a private deal between her and the mayor.
That kind of political incest dilutes the process and I
find it offensive. It was only done for power purposes
and not for the good of the community. This is an un-
comfortable way of doing business."
Normand pointed out that because the commission
was unable to write an ordinance during the morato-
rium, an emergency situation developed. The city hired
consultant Gerdeman, an expert on the telecommuni-
"She was being given about two weeks to complete
an ordinance," Normand noted. "Because she could not
do it so quickly, she suggested that the city hire me as
a consultant to work with her. She was aware that I had
attended numerous conferences on the telecommunica-
tions act and was familiar with it."
"I'm completely satisfied," VanWagoner said. "It
was all above board and approved by the commission
on land, she said.
Bradenton Beach's shoreline is so light-polluted
that most nests there have to be moved soon after the
mother loggerheads have buried their eggs. Volunteers
dig them up and re-nest them at a reasonably dark place
for incubation, put cages around nests to pen in the new
turtles, and move the babies to the water.
"Our volunteers patrol the beach from Bimini In-
let to Longboat Pass," she wrote. "Yet it takes three-
fourths of the volunteers of our program to man the
caging activities at Bradenton Beach."
They caged 36 nests in 1996 and 51 in 1997, mov-
ing 6,525 hatchlings safely on Coquina.
"We don't want to end up in the same situation
as Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key, where
hundreds of hatchlings disorient every season be-
cause of streetlights.
"Also, I'm the one who gets the 3 and 4 a.m.
calls to pick up hatchlings with their life squished
out of them."
Sv want fish kill
These bright orange signs
requesting fish kill
information appear at
frequented by boaters. A
recording at 1-800-636-
0511 asks briefly for the
callers daytime phone
number, name, address
and the location of the
kill, quantity and species
offish observed. Re-
searchers at the St.
E D Department of Environ-
M N mental Protection marine
4 KILL research laboratory are
According to biologist
Ann Forstchen, marine
research associate, in
order to determine fish
mortalities through the
state. They network with
other agencies to deter-
",., l mine causes and if the
II situation warrants, they
go investigate. The
S hotline receives about
300 calls statewide each
year, with 200 coming
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and was the most efficient and proper way to accom-
plish a difficult task. The original recommendation to
hire Sue came from the consultant and the commission
responded under due process. It saved the city from
missing the deadline and it would have cost substan-
tially more if Gerdeman had done it all."
"If the commissioners allowed enough time to
lapse without acting on the ordinance, then they're not
doing their job," Bohnenberger asserted. "This com-
mission has amazed me with a tremendous increase in
the millage rate and a dramatic increase in expenses.
There seems to be no end to the ways it can find to give
away the taxpayers money."
Cell tower issue must be
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
pertain to resolutions.
In the suit, Levin argues that the proliferation
of communication towers in the city would detract
from its appearance. It seeks to maintain the small-
town ambience and character of the area and the
aesthetic charm of the Island.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 28, 1998 0 PAGE 3 Bi
Man thought dead in boat fire found, charged
The owner of a boat that burst into flames at sea
last year and was believed to have perished at sea
has been found and is facing arson and fraud
Thomas Henry Harrison, 53, of Bradenton, is in
Manatee County Jail after investigators arrested him
Saturday in a restaurant in Sumter County. He has
been charged with felony charges of arson and burn-
The Harrison cabin cruiser burned to the waterline after catching fire last September and the boat's
owner presumed lost at sea. Islander Photo: Courtesy Capt. Mark Bradow
Deadlines set for Bradenton Beach Festival
Deadline for exhibitors in the annual Bradenton
Beach Festival is January 31, organizers of the event
On the days of the festival, Feb. 7 and 8, Bridge
Street will be closed from Gulf Drive to the City Pier
and Bay Drive South will be closed from Bridge Street
to 3rd Street South.
Exhibit spots in the festival area may be reserved
by submitting application forms, which are available by
phoning 778-2864, ext. 3.
Exhibits are accepted in arts and crafts, general manu-
factured merchandise, community interest and fine arts.
Entries in the festival's student art contest will be
accepted from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Pines
Trailer Park community building, where they will be ex-
hibited from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the following two days.
Students may enter in any medium and compete for
prizes in three grade groups K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. First-
and second-place ribbons will be awarded in each group,
and first-prize winners will receive a $100 savings bond
and $100 donation to home school art department.
Deadline for the opening-day parade is more gen-
erous. Entries will be accepted up to the beginning of
the parade, as long as each entry is represented by a
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7,
and run from Herb Dolan Park at 25th Street to Co-
quina Beach. T-shirts will go on sale Saturday, Jan. 31,
through the festival phone number, and will be sold all
during the festival. They will be $12 each.
ing to defraud.
Harrison left for a fishing trip the evening of
Sept. 15. At about 9 a.m. the next morning, his 25-
foot cabin cruiser burst into flames about four miles
from Holmes Beach in the Gulf of Mexico.
Florida Marine Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard and po-
lice searched the area, using divers, helicopters and
boats, for days afterward but could find no trace of
However, FMP officers determined the fire had
been intentionally set and joined with other state
agencies to launch an investigation that culminated
in around-the-clock surveillance of Harrison's home
on 34th Avenue East.
He was spotted Saturday loading personal be-
longings into a vehicle with his wife, Luana, sport-
ing a full beard, dyed hair and carrying identification
of a dead relative.
No charges have been filed against any of
Harrison's relatives, although investigators said ad-
ditional charges are pending.
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Dock work underway at Bradenton Beach Marina
By Paul Roat
The final phase of what has amounted to more than
three years of effort ir underway at the Bradenton
Marina owner Allan Bazzy has contractors build-
ing a 20-boat-slip, T-shaped dock into Anna Maria
Sound adjacent to the boat storage facility just south of
the Cortez Bridge in Bradenton Beach.
All necessary permits are in hand, according to
Florida Department of Environmental Protection's
Mark Peterson. State approval is needed to build any-
thing over water, since iall bottom land is in state own-
Bazzy received approval by the governor and cabi-
net last summer to go forward with the final stage of the
expansion of the marina. The approval was not given
without a hitch, though $20,500 in fines for build-
ing over the water without permits.
The size of the fine was due to the construction of
Shrimp Louie's restaurant on a dock over the water in
1995 and 1996. DEP officials told Bazzy to cease res-
taurant operations since, construction was not part of his
submerged lands lease area. Bazzy refused, accruing a
daily fine for about three months.
In the cabinet ruling in August 1997, Bazzy was
allowed to expand his existing sovereign submerged
lands use from 22,000 square feet to 84,000 square feet.
In September 1996,|the Bradenton Beach City Com-
mission agreed to Bazzy's request to relocate the restau-
rant from its former tiki-hut building to its current spot.
The relocation called for an 82-seat restaurant.
Conditions placed jby the commission on the res-
taurant included that pedestrian passage along the shore
under the bridge be maintained, the city garage, located
on Church Street adjacent to the marina, would receive
a face-lift at Bazzy's expense with city commission
approval, any repair of ithe pavement due to undue wear
of Church Street will bp shared by Bazzy and the city,
and a Church Street traffic count be conducted at
Bazzy's expense and, if the count was too high, seat-
ing inside the restaurant would be reduced.
The traffic count indicated that no excessive cars
were traveling along Church Street.
A dock to accommodate 20 boats is being built at the Bradenton Beach Marina. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
In summer 1994, Bazzy began the transformation
of the marina at a cost that would eventually mount to
more than $2 million.
Bazzy's proposal called for the marina to expand
onto six residential lots he owned south of the complex.
Also proposed was a state-of-the-art enclosed boat stor-
age facility and expanded dock space. Existing boat
storage racks would be removed and the landscaping at
the marina would be enhanced.
Permits were eventually granted, but not without a
fight that eventually caused Bazzy to appeal the com-
mission rejection of the proposal to the courts. A cir-
cuit court judge agreed Bazzy should be granted the
expansion request and directed the city commission to
approve the expansion efforts, which took place in
Bazzy also filed suit against the city and 19 outspo-
ken residents who had opposed the marina plans for
what Bazzy termed a "conspiracy" against him and the
The lawsuit against the residents was eventually
dropped, but not until thousands of dollars in legal fees
had been amassed by all sides in the dispute.
Work began in mid-1995 on the marina project. In
October 1995, Bazzy again came before the city commis-
sion to request permission to build a tiki-hut concession
stand. The commission granted approval of the 24-seat
semi-enclosed snack bar, and Shrimp Louie's opened.
Then the state got involved and said the expansion
was done on public property. The matter went to the
cabinet, which ruled he could expand his sovereign
lands lease after paying the fines.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JANUARY 28, 1998 0 PAGE 5 j]
Second reading on cell tower ordinance set
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week con-
tinued to revise the city's cellular tower ordinance and
held a first reading.
The second reading is set for 2 p.m. Jan. 30.
The city's ham radio operators asked commission-
ers to revise a section of the ordinance pertaining to
They are concerned that the draft ordinance refers
to telecommunications antennas, equipment facilities
and buildings and that it might be interpreted to include
amateur radio equipment, Chuck Stealy explained.
"We ask that you make it very clear that the lan-
guage does not apply to amateur antennas," he said.
Commissioners agreed to add a definition of acces-
sory antennas and amateur radio to the ordinance and
instructed the city's consultant Sue Normand to work
with ham operators on clarifying language in other
portions of the ordinance.
In the section on appeals to provisions, City Attor-
ney Patricia Petruff said any citizen can appeal any
decision made by the city commission under existing
provisions in the land development code or the compre-
"This is ratcheting down the appeal possibilities of
your citizens," Petruff noted. "I don't understand why
we're creating new and different techniques over and
above the ones the city already has in place."
Commissioners instructed her to incorporate refer-
ences to the city's existing code on appeals, fines and
penalties into the ordinance.
Petruff suggested commissioners replace the
phrase "clear and convincing evidence" with "compe-
tent and substantial evidence."
"These types of things are a term of art like 'be-
yond a reasonable doubt' or 'a preponderance of the
evidence,'" Petruff explained. "They are all levels and
they're all things that lawyers understand. I don't want
to lower our burden of proof."
Petruff suggested changing the tower application
fee from $7,500 to a $5,000 deposit to be more reason-
"Require a deposit of $5,000 and then have your
staff, consulting engineer and attorney keep track of
time spent [processing the application] and charge the
actual cost," Petruff said. "You bill them for anything
above the deposit. That way the city is not subsidizing
the staff's time to work on the application."
Commissioners added school- and county-owned
property to permitted tower locations. They also
changed the setback for towers on city-owned property
from "the height of the tower but no less than 100 feet"
to 125 percent of the height of the tower and the dis-
tance between towers from three miles to 2,500 feet.
SPetruff questioned a provision stating that towers on
city-owned property "shall be for municipal purposes and
aesthetic concerns of the City of Holmes Beach."
Commission Luke Courtney had asked that the
provision be added to fulfill a requirement in the city's
property deed which says the land must be used for
"You cannot make it a municipal purpose by say-
ing it is," Petruff noted. "Whenever you have a dispute
over what is and isn't a municipal purpose, you have
to glean from the case law what it means. They [the
courts] will look at whether it's for fair market value,
what kind of benefit it will be to your citizens, whether
it's a commercial or cultural enterprise, etcetera, in
determining whether it's a municipal purpose."
Petruff said if the tower is used for police, fire and
emergency communications, it is a municipal purpose
but that opinion can be challenged.
Commissioners agreed to leave the wording as is.
Petruff suggested changing the permit review from
two to five years and questioned the provision for re-
voking a permit that states, "The use involved is no
longer allowed in the applicable zoning district."
"If you amend your zoning code, something that is
no longer an allowed use becomes a legal non-con-
forming use," she explained. "We don't do that for any
other structure in the city."
Petruff also stressed that the city's land develop-
ment code must be revised as soon as possible to in-
clude provisions in the ordinance.
.. Holmes Beach Commis-
-, sion Chairman Don
Maloney signed contracts
and other documents
needed to begin construc-
tion of the new city hall
on Friday, Jan. 23. The
Next step is for the com-
mission to formally close
58th Street because the
building is slated to
straddle the street. That
process will begin this
week. Islander Photo:
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 PAGE 6 M JANUARY 28, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Why mega lights
It may be a kinder, gentler intersection for mo-
torists, but improvements to the Leffis Key-Gulf
Drive intersection in Bradenton Beach appear to be
none too good for turtles.
Seems the Florida Department of Transportation
plan for the intersection calls for nine "highway
lights" along the quarter-mile stretch of improved
median and turn lanes. The $180,000 project was
designed to give safer access to Coquina Beach and
the environmental park at Leffis Key.
The large-scale lights will not only illuminate
the road but also the beach. And that's a problem.
That part of the beach is a particularly thriving area
for sea turtle nests and serves the Island Turtle
Watch as a nursery for nests that are relocated there
from other beaches deemed more hazardous for the
Sea turtles have great instincts but are not too
smart about lights. Turtles, both hatchlings and
mother turtles, use the sparkle of stars and moon
light on the Gulf of Mexico as a beacon to find their
way to the water. When there are artificial lights near
the beach, the turtles head for those lights rather than
the faint glow of the water.
Every summer, hundreds of disoriented baby
turtles are crushed by car tires or dehydrate on the
Turtle Watch Director Suzi Fox has drafted a let-
ter to DOT asking it to switch the planned 400-watt
high-pressure sodium luminaries to a different style.
Low-pressure sodium lights, she says, are far best
It seems like a modest enough request for DOT
to accommodate, although we aren't sure why there
need be nine lights there in the first place. That long,
straight stretch of road doesn't have that much in-
and-out traffic on Gulf Drive from Leffis Key or
Coquina Beach after dark in the first place most
beachgoers don't go to the beach at night and the
need for a brightly lit intersection seems excessive.
And reducing the intensity of the proposed lights
seems a lot easier than installing tiny blinders or
teeny sunglasses on turtle hatchlings, and would
probably work better, too.
And if lights must be installed, why not some-
thing more attractive and in keeping with the histori-
cal nature of other Bradenton Beach improvements?
And if not that, why not just put up a single
street lamp at the intersection on the beach side of
the road, facing toward Leffis Key?
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Don't shut it off
I am trying once again to alert the people of
Holmes Beach who utilize the 58th Street connection
between Marina Drive and Flotilla Drive. This street is
going to be closed for construction of a new city hall,
In case of emergency evacuation of 400 to 500
persons who reside east of Flotilla Drive, you will have
only two ways to get to Marina Drive.
One: Sea Side Gardens, which is generally flooded
in normal rains. The population of said area will be try-
ing to use this same road.
Two: 56th Street between Captains Marina and the
library. This is two lanes going into a terminus of four
lanes. In case of emergency, most small boats would be
moved by vehicles with trailers, thus blocking this road
Please call your commissioners and/or city hall to
tell them: No Closing 58th Street Between Marina and
Billie P. Martini, Holmes Beach
Thanks for love
Ted, Jenny and I are grateful beyond words to
Save Anna Maria and to Kay's many friends for their
love and regard for her and most recently for the
magnificent palm tree planted in her honor. It helps
us immeasurably when we realize how much Kay is
Tom Hoey, Bradenton Beach
Happy hour tab ticks off patrons
Having noticed a sparkling new banner outside
Eddie B's restaurant in Anna Maria City touting happy
hour from 4 to 6 p.m., my wife and I decided to check
Five beers later, no entertainment, snacks or
munchies, we were given our check for $8.75.
Inquiring of the bartender as to the cost of these
beers after happy hour, we were told that it would be
We left a happy hour tip of 40 cents.
John 0 'Rourke, Holmes Beach
In reading the Dec. 17 and 24 issues of The Is-
lander, I noticed that there were editorial comments
regarding the Hovercraft based in Cortez.
One group complained that the machine was loud
and they could hear it all the way in Bradenton Beach.
The captain responded by informing that he was not the
culprit as he never operates after dark.
I agree with the Hovercraft captain as he does not
run his craft after dark, however, during the daytime
hours of operation, that machine is one of the loudest,
uncompromising pieces of machinery I have ever
heard. We live on the Cortez waterfront and know ex-
actly when it roars by our house.
My wife and I are old and only want to enjoy the
water and lifestyle everyone loves in Cortez. Several of
our friends in the nearby trailer park have expressed
concern about the noise as well.
I noticed that the captain said he wanted to be con-
siderate of his neighbors and we appreciate his concern.
Captain, would you please run your craft to the
north in the Palma Sola Bay direction or at least leave
the dock heading west away from the Cortez water-
George Landos, Cortez
A Tale of Two Chickens
I hear a soft clucking and look from whence it
Why, it's only two plump hens talking 'bout
A crime they have committed by being on this Isle,
But when I think of them it only makes me
I watch as they are searching out and pecking up
Why, they're ecological wonders; certainly not
To market, to market, away with the pig,
But Lord, save the chickens and let them still
For varmints, the bad guys, are regularly eaten.
And as bug terminators, those hens can't be beaten.
Barbara Parkman, Anna Maria Island
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JANUARY 28, 1998 0 PAGE 7 E[
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 12, The Drowsy Thirties
by June Alder
When it comes to choosing Anna
Maria Island's all-time "most colorful
character," Oscar Ohlson rivals mail-
man "Uncle Sam" Ditmas (featured
last week). Harry Varley, founder of the
old Islander newspaper, wrote this
story about him 43 years ago.
Oscar Ohlson has been many
things. Sailor. Speculator. Clown.
Magician. Acrobat. Pearl fisher. Flag-
pole painter. Sentenced to three
months at hard labor on an island and
to an hour in a Scotch jail it was
that or a fine of five shillings which
Oscar didn't have.
"I was a bad egg when I was
young," he says.
He was born in Karlsham, Sweden,
in 1872, and from the time he was a
shoeless, penniless orphan of 12, he has
made his own way in the world. At 16
he joined the Swedish navy, served his
time and went to England where he be-
came a sailor in the windjammers that
sailed the seven seas.
One voyage took him five months
to sail from London to Darwin, Austra-
lia, where he jumped ship. He became
a clown and acrobat with a traveling
circus where he learned sleight-of-hand
from the magician.
He tried pearl fishing, working
from Thursday Island off the north tip
of Australia. The natives were canni-
bals, and when pearl fishers went
ashore for water or fruit it was a ques-
tion whether they would eat or be eaten.
Sometimes they would find
friendly natives who, to show their
good intent, would plunge their spear-
heads in the ground. Then they would
trade, Oscar swapping tobacco or what-
ever else he could think of for what the
His longest trip without touching
land was a seven-month voyage from
New Zealand to a port on the Baltic
Sea. Sometimes in the doldrums, blown
north across the equator and back south
many times, they had several "sum-
mers" and "winters" in a matter of a
couple of months. He has been in many
countries in both hemispheres and has a
tale for almost every port.
One anecdote of many: Oscar ar-
rived in Havana, Cuba, with nothing of
value but a parrot which spoke a little
Spanish. If he could sell the bird he
f ,picture was
Ohlson turned a
S.. handspring for
S. pher and wound
his legs around
Shis neck to prove
he could do it -
-2, at age 83.
could buy a meal. A man on the street
offered him one peso for the parrot.
Oscar wanted two. In the violent argu-
ment that developed, the frightened bird
took off from Oscar's shoulder and flew
to a nearby roof and there went
Oscar came to Anna Maria Island
in the mid-1930s after his wife died. He
drove his 1926 Chevrolet around the
north point down to where Wagner's
fishing camp was located. He slept
there in the car in bad weather and in a
small tent in good weather. He found a
boat, patched it, painted it and rented it
out by the day thus starting his "busi-
ness" on the island.
Finally his Chevy disintegrated.
Friends had a small cabin built for
him at the Holmes Beach yacht basin
where he takes care of a few boats,
digs a little in his garden but loves
most to sit on the sunny side and chat
with his selected cronies.
In his early days on the island he
was called "The Hermit." No name
could be more wrong. He is a pleasant,
polite gentleman who loves to relate
stories of his life and escapades such
as being arrested in Scotland with a
shipmate, two girls and a bottle of whis-
key for partying in a farmer's haystack.
And those terrible three months in a
prison on a South American island
where he was starved and beaten and
would have died if a ship had not put
into port and needed crew members. It
turned out to be the ship he had jumped
a few months before.
A good day in Oscar's life was
when he was working as a steeple jack
in Boston. He painted four flagpoles in
a single day and earned the fantastic
sum of $600. A bad day was when he
received only $7.50' from an investment
of $1,500. All the rest went down the
drain on Wall Street.
Oscar is strong, healthy and enjoys
life to the limit. He gave up smoking
three years ago and drinks no liquor.
Now (1955) he finds life good at 83.
Harry Varley, The Islander, Feb.
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IE PAGE 8 N JANUARY 28, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
WOW! describes World of Work at Island school
By Jim Hanson
The World of Work program has barely begun, but
already it has raised $2,000 of the $25,000 needed -
and it is certain to get the rest.
That is the certainty of Jim Kronus, principal of
Anna Maria Elementary School and the prime driving
force behind the ambitious program.
If he and a host of program supporters have their
way, the school ultimately will end up with 20 to 25
work stations that will help students get acquainted
with post-school career prospects, and help adult Is-
landers along the way.
The immediate plan is for five such stations, which
will cost the initial $25,000, Kronus said. The program
will cover many areas, all of them involving current
school work and all pointing toward students' future.
It began about a year ago, Kronus said, when he
and others were brainstorming more or less idly about
where kids go from school here.
"Not all of them will go to college," he said, "but
the system emphasizes college prep work. Some of it
is not of direct importance in what the kids will be as
"We want to show them the many different kinds
of jobs that are available to them, open up their hori-
zons. What does a plumber do, for example; how do
you get to be one? Or a hardware expert, or a florist.
There are any number of possibilities, and there's a lot
of information available about every one of them.
"A lot of information can come direct from this
Island, the people here who are doing the things the
kids will do in the future.
"We want to have children interested in a field go
with someone who's there already, to shadow a mer-
chant or tradesman for awhile and see what they're
about. See if a person can spur them on, make them
aware of careers that are available."
An early lesson, he said, is that some knowledge of
mathematics is necessary in every field, and the abil-
ity to read, some technological skills, and "we can do
They begin with computers, learning word pro-
cessing and going on to such areas as robotics, learn-
ing programming step by step, and the graphics that let
youngsters develop their own art projects.
One program already in place is the school's tele-
vision studio, where the grade-schoolers produce their
own news and entertainment programs and show them
to their fellow students via closed-circuit TV. There is
a school news program every morning, produced en-
tirely by pre-teen reporters and directors and camera-
men and an array of technicians.
World of Work, or WOW, will see each classroom
with an Island business partner, explaining to the
youngsters his or her means of making a meaningful
life and living, telling them what to do and how to do
it if they want to get into that business or trade or pro-
The Chamber of Commerce has bought heavily
into the program, with Don Schroeder as liaison be-
tween school and Chamber.
"We hope every business will support WOW, fi-
president of Anna Maria
Island's Kiwanis Club,
and Larry Tyler pre-
sented kickofffunds for
WOW, a $500 contribu-
tion from the club, to
Anna Maria Elementary
School Principal Jim
Kronus. Islander Photo:
nancially and in the hands-on part," said Kronus.
"Maybe a business can help buy a piece of equipment,
a keyboard, for instance."
He would like to keep the support strictly Island,
but "if we need to go further afield we surely will.
Tropicana, for instance, has support programs. GTE
has 'classic dollars' to match funds raised by schools.
The state has programs, and we just missed getting a
grant last year and we're going to apply again."
The Kiwanis Club is an early and strong supporter,
donating $500 to WOW. The Bradenton Beach Festi-
val gave $1,000 from 1997 funds. Computer software
worth $500 from various donors boosts the total to
$2,000 at this very early point.
"We should be able to start shadowing this school
term, and I hope to have the hardware for the program
in place next fall.
"We'll do it. This is an ideal place to create such a
program. The community gives just incredible support
to the school. It will take work, but we'll do it."
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Anna Maria Zoning Board will face major issues
By Andrew White
The Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board
will decide some potentially major issues at its
Highlighting the agenda is a request by Robert
Byrne to rezone lots 103, 105, 107, and 109 on
North Bay Boulevard.
The lots had previously served as parking for
the Anchorage restaurant and city pier patrons.
They are currently zoned commercial. Byrne needs
a residential distinction to build the six single-fam-
ily homes he is planning. Two of the four street ad-
dresses are combined lots which would be replatted for
a total of six lots.
The city will need to amend its comprehensive plan
if the 13-plus acres are to be amended to residential zon-
ing. City Attorney Jim Dye and Public Works Director
Phil Charnock have been working with the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs planner in Tallahassee
regarding the comprehensive plan amendment. They will
express their recommendations at the upcoming meeting.
The property directly across Pine Avenue, the site
of the now demolished restaurant, will also be ad-
dressed at the meeting.
Byrne has requested an alley vacation between
where the old Anchorage stood and a duplex behind it
on Pine. Since making this request Byrne has sold the
duplex, but the board must still act on his request.
Rounding out the major topics is a cell tower
moratorium for Anna Maria. The board must vote rec-
ommendations on this issue for it to reach the city com-
mission. Early predictions say it will be approved for
commission discussion on at a future date.
The planning meeting is at Anna Maria City
Hall Monday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m.
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Restaurant owner cited for shortage of parking
By Pat Copeland You're not looking at what the restaurant requires but space is 9 1/2 by 18 feet, and he and Building Official
Islander Reporter what the ordinance requires. Except for the rental boats, Joe Duennes have discussed proposing a similar
As surprising as it seems, a restaurant with one of this is the same parking that's been there for 38 years." change for the city.
the largest parking lots on the Island doesn't have Zalla said attorneys for First Union won't give him Petruff said Zalla could take the initiative and ask
enough parking. a written shared parking agreement because of liabil- that the code be revised or the request could come to
Bill Zalla, owner of Marina Bay restaurant in ity, even with the offer of a hold harmless agreement the commission as a recommendation from the build-
Holmes Beach, was brought before the city's code en- or a separate insurance policy. He said the manager of ing department. If commissioners agree, they would
enforcement board last week for being 35 parking spaces Eckerds said the restaurant can use all available spaces then direct her to draft a change in the code.
short. and has given him a letter to that effect. She said there are two other solutions: Zalla could
The problem centers on a lot owned by Tony Saunders questioned the authority of the manager get enough spaces through shared parking agreements
Tatakis adjacent to the restaurant property. Zalla pur- to make the agreement. He said Eckerds 13 extra or request a variance to the parking requirements from
:hased the old Pete Reynard's restaurant from Tatakis spaces can be utilized but noted that all shared spaces the board of adjustment.
and wife Eleanor Reynard Tatakis. Since the days of must be designated on the site plan. "This [code enforcement] board has no authority to
Pete Reynard's, the lot has been used as part of the "The ordinance requires something a little more do any of those things," she said. "The quickest route
restaurant's parking calculation, formal than a letter from the manager," confirmed City may be a variance."
"Zalla wrote me a letter saying that certain parking Attorney Patricia Petruff. "The spaces, or the area of "Zalla has worked with the city and the city's
agreements between himself and Tatakis were no shared parking, needs to be designated. You would working with him, but it is up to him to find a solution
longer valid," Building Inspector Bill Saunders ex- need to have a letter from someone who has the abil- to the problem," Chairman Chuck Stealey said.
plained. "When Tatakis sold the land he no longer gave ity to bind Eckerds in case there is ever a conflict be- "He has obviously made a diligent effort and we
that agreement in writing to the new owner." tween parking at Eckerds and your facility." should allow him to continue his endeavors for a rea-
Saunders said if Zalla could work out shared park- Zalla said the city's measurement for the size of a sonable length of time," board member Richard Maher
ing agreements with Eckerd, which has 13 more spaces parking space is antiquated. added.
:han it needs, and First Union Bank, it might add According to the city's code, Saunders said a per- The board found Zalla guilty of the violation and
enough spaces. pendicular parking space requires 10 by 20 feet and an gave him 90 days to correct it. Stealey said the board
"We have never filled up our parking lot," Zalla angular parking space requires a 7-by-19-foot space, can review the progress in 90 days and consider an
tnlA thP hnird. "Wp nrav that some day we might He said the county requirement for a perpendicular extension.
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Island ambulance update
at SAM meeting Saturday
If your heart skips a beat at the 10:30 a.m. Save
Anna Maria Inc. meeting on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the
Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach, you'll be in
the right place.
Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price will update the
community on Manatee County's ambulance move-
ment plan as it affects the Island, and demonstrate one
of the 11 life-saving defibrillators the fire district has
purchased and now carries in all its vehicles.
A business meeting will follow to include nomina-
tion of officers. Members and guests are welcome.
For more information, call 778-5405.
People' begins Feb. 4
"Developing Capable People," a five-session adult
workshop designed to increase the quality of life in
families, schools and organizations will be offered at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center from 6:30 to
9 p.m. Wednesday beginning Feb. 4.
The course is a valuable resource for parents,
teachers, volunteers and professionals involved in help-
ing young people develop their full potential. Adults
can learn to influence, build and/or strengthen positive
characteristics and motivational skills, and to avoid or
reverse negative behaviors. Teacher in-service credit is
available for completion of the course.
Center counselor Shirley Romberger, marriage and
family therapist, also affiliated with Family Founda-
tions Resource Program, will facilitate.
The fee for the entire course will be $10 per per-
son including a participant's manual. The workshop
will be held at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Advance registration is requested. Those inter-
ested in attending who cannot meet the Wednesday
scheduling are still encouraged to call.
For information, contact Romberger at 778-1908.
Gulf Coast Heritage Trail is
Artists Guild topic
Jaime Doubek of the Sarasota Bay National Estuary
Program will discuss the new Gulf Coast Heritage Trail
at the Monday, Feb. 2, social of the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island. The guild and other Island organizations
expect to take part in developing the trail program, which
when completed will link cultural, historical and natural
resources in the two-county area.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation fellowship hall, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Refreshments at 6:30 will pre-
cede the meeting, which is open to the public. Further
information is available at 778-6694.
'Have a Heart for the Arts'
Opening reception for the Anna Maria Island Art
League's "Have a Heart for the Arts"
exhibit will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri- Jl
day, Jan. 30.
The reception and show will be ,,
at the league's gallery at 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. The \
exhibit will be open from 8:45 a.m.
to 2:45 p.m. through Feb. 26.
Trash, treasure items
sought by Woman's Club
Items for the annual Trash and Treasure rummage
sale of the Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island are
being sought by the club's Amelia Macaioni.
The sale will be Saturday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
with Nina Compton and Jeanette Cashman as co-
chairs. Information may be obtained at 778-7928.
Writers group to meet
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will meet Monday,
Feb. 2, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, at 10:15 a.m. Jim Salisbury,
owner of Tabby House Publishing Co. and author of
"Smart Self-Publishing," will be the speaker.
Tall tales for tiny people
Library employee Marian Humphrey of Bradenton
reads "Let's Have a Party" to a group of attentive
"little people" during Preschool Storytime at the
Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach. The library
offers a series of Preschool Storytimes for children
age 3 and through first grade through April 22.
Pajamas and stuffed animals are welcome. Pick up a
brochure about the series at the library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call 778-6341.
Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
Singing River Rendezvous
relives trapping days
The fifth annual Singing River Rendezvous will run
from Thursday, Feb. 5, through the following Sunday at
Camp Flying Eagle on Upper Manatee River Road.
The event, open to the public, will simulate' th
days of fur trapping and trading, whose seasons cli-
maxed at least annually with a rendezvous of trappers
and traders. In addition to trading, sports and games'
were developed, including marksmanship, knife han-
dling and tomahawk throwing.
Competition is planned in several primitive skills,
with primitive attire required of participants, said Bob
Lamb, who with his wife Karon founded the sponsor-
ing Singing River Rendezvous Association.
Fifty or so traders in historically accurate wares are
expected for this family-oriented affair, he said.
Further information may be obtained from the
Lambs at 746-2399.
Books wanted for Tingley
Memorial Library sale
Books in good condition for the annual book sale
are being sought by the Tingley Memorial Library, 112
2nd St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Books that can be used in the library's collection will
be retained, and all others sold. The sale will be part of the
annual Bradenton Beach Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6, 7 and 8.
Donated books may be taken to the library during
regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 10 to 3
Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 to 5 p.m.
Thursday. For pickup of donations, phone 778-1180.
Woman's Club luncheon
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will have
its annual International Covered Dish Luncheon at noon
Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Members are to bring luncheon service for them-
selves and their guests.
The program will include an exhibition of mem-
bers' arts and crafts, juried in 51 categories. First place
winners will compete at the district art and craft festi-
val in St. Petersburg on Feb. 24.
Hostesses will be Delores Lopac, Mary De Sylvester,
Julia DiRocco, Mercedes Thomburg, Mary Bear, Sarah
Maloney, Irtene Murphy and Teresa Conley.
Further information is available at 778-3624.
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Eleanore Brenner, 88, of Bradenton Beach, died
Jan. 22 at home.
Memorials may be made to the Brian Hutcheson
Memorial Fund, in care of American Bank, 4701
Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL 34210. A service was
held with her son-in-law's service Jan. 25 at One
Room School House, Bradenton.
Born in Philadelphia, Brenner came to Manatee
County from Winter Park in 1997. She was a home-
maker and a Catholic.
She is survived by three daughters, Joan
Stricklin of Birmingham, Ala., Suzanne Bragg of
Pompano Beach, and Noranne Hutcheson of
Bradenton Beach; a son, Charles, of Winter Park; a
brother, Bob Newmann of Wrappinger Falls, N.Y.;
eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Gloria Jean Davis
Gloria Jean Davis, 55, of Bradenton Beach, died
Jan. 25 at Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manatee Avenue
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
Davis came to Manatee County in 1984 from In-
dianapolis and was a real estate agent, broker and
She belonged to Building Managers Interna-
She is survived by a daughter, Lezlie Davis of
Anna Maria; sons Michael Davis, of Bradenton
Beach, and Scott Davis, of Las Vegas; a sister,
Jacklyn Shetler, of Indianapolis; and two grandchil-
Barbara Burford Giddens
Barbara Burford Giddens, 78, of Holmes Beach,
died Jan. 16 at home.
Visitation will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan
29, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 6000 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Service will be 3 p.m. at
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Burial will be at Greenhill Memorial Park in
Troy, Ala. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
of Bradenton, in care of Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Born in Boston, Giddens came to Manatee
County from Cape Canaveral in 1974. She was a
former airline stewardess for American Airlines and
a former fashion model.
She was a member of Kiwi Club of American
Airlines, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Jun-
ior Women's Club and the Tampa Yacht and Coun-
try Club. She served the Red Cross Motor Corp dur-
ing World War II, the American Red Cross in the
1960s and volunteered at hospitals.
She is survived by a sister, Virginia Gutierrez,
of Holmes Beach.
Brian William Hutcheson
Brian William Hutcheson, 37, of Bradenton
Beach, died Jan. 23 in Blake Medical Center. Ser-
vices were held at the business owned by Mr.
Hutcheson and his wife, One Room School House in
Bradenton on Jan. 25.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Brian Hutcheson Memorial Fund, in care of Ameri-
can Bank, 4702 Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL 34210.
Born in Havenhill, Mass., Mr. Hutcheson came
to Manatee County in 1995. He was a certified pub-
Mr. Hutcheson left the security of a well-paying
job and along with his wife Noranne, started One
Room Schoolhouse serving children in preschool
through 10th grades.
What made the school different and attractive to
parents was the Hutcheson's insistence on teaching
lessons involving real-life applications.
In addition to learning the three Rs, students
were taught such things as shopping for what they
wanted at a makeshift grocery store, comparing costs
and paying the cashier.
The Hutchesons also insisted students learn
more about their environment and present their
views to community leaders.
Hutcheson is survived by his wife, Noranne; a
son, Jacob William; two sisters, Kelley Beaumont of
Cummings, Ga., and Jane Layman of Grand Cayman
Island; and his parents, William and Marilyn
Edward W. Huth, M.D.
Longtime Anna Maria resident Dr. Edward W.
Huth died Jan. 23 at Westminster Asbury Towers.
He was 92.
There is no visitation. Services were held Jan. 27
at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of ar-
Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church
Board of Missions in care of Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL
Huth came to the Island 45 years ago from
Valders, Wis., providing Islanders with prompt
medical attention they previously had to seek in
Bradenton, at a time when a trip in town often could
take more than an hour. Huth's clinic was a welcome
addition to Anna Maria.
Huth was a graduate of the University of Wiscon-
sin Medical School and was a member of the first emer-
gency room teams at Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Huth was instrumental in convincing Islanders
that it was in their best interest to eradicate the
swarms of mosquitoes plaguing Anna Maria.
He suggested residents could rid themselves of
the hordes of pesky critters by using kerosene to kill
the larvae, as was done when workers built the
Huth demonstrated by placing a drop of the fuel
in water filled with mosquito larvae. In seconds they
were dead and mosquito eradication was underway
as Islanders tested for larvae by dipping teacups into
pooled water and a splashing kerosene into ditches.
As the mosquitoes disappeared, property sales
increased and growth was underway.
Huth retired in 1960 but spent much of his time
treating indigent patients at the Manatee County
Along with his wife, he also spent time volun-
teering at a mission in the west African nation of
Huth was a charter member of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach and a charter
member of the Key Royale Club. He was a Lions
Club member and trustee for Newberry College in
Newberry, S.C. He served as treasurer for All Island
Huth is survived by two sons, John, of
Bradenton, owner of John Huth Insurance in Holmes
Beach, and Dan, of Atlanta; a sister, Alice, of Mil-
waukee; a brother, Norman, of Milwaukee; five
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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And that stray dog that has a twinkle in his eye,
That always wags his tail as he goes passing by.
With all their acts of bravery, it seems there is no end,
And because they are so loyal we call them man's best friend.
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County public safety director resigns
By Pat Copeland
Manatee County Public Safety Director Mike
Latessa resigned last week to pursue other interests.
Latessa, 43, has held the position for the past 10
years and oversees 200 employees in the ambulance,
emergency management, marine rescue, code enforce-
ment and animal control departments. His resignation
will be effective May 15.
Latessa raised the ire of Islanders in 1996 when he
proposed peak-demand staffing for the county's ambu-
In the plan, the county's full fleet of 12 ambulances
would operate during periods of high demand. During
slack times, the number of ambulances would be re-
duced and moved to central locations, leaving the Is-
land without an ambulance.
The plan called for moving ambulances out the
present stations to posts throughout the county. The
posts would be parking lots, street corners or the like.
Critics, ranging from elected officials to public
safety providers, lined up against the plan saying it
would result in increased response times and decreased
service for the Island and other outlying areas. Numer-
ous Island organizations voted to oppose the plan and
hundreds of residents signed petitions. The plan was
eventually dropped by county officials.
However, the controversy led to the formation of
an Emergency Medical Service Study Committee to
consider other options for service on Anna Maria.
After a thorough study, the committee recommended
that the Island fire district provide its own EMS ser-
As part of the study, the committee asked county
officials to determine how much the county spends for
EMS service in the Island district. If residents approve
the committee's recommendation, members plan to ask
the county to refund those tax dollars, which the fire
district would then collect to fund its EMS service.
Help for taxpayers
scheduled on Island
Free assistance in filling out federal income tax
forms will be offered at two locations on Anna Maria
Island starting Tuesday, Feb. 2.
The American Association of Retired Persons of-
fers the free service under its Tax-Aide program, said
AARP district coordinator Ruth Valine. The Internal
Revenue Service trains the tax aides and gives AARP
an annual grant to finance.the program.
The service will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ev-
ery Tuesday at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at
the Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
The service is offered weekly until the last Tax-
Aide day before the April 15 tax deadline, Valine said.
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Monday evening tai chi classes have resumed at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Classes are offered from 7 to 8:15 p.m. for the eight
Monday beginning Feb. 2. The fee is $42 for eight
classes for Center members or $48 for non-members.
Tai chi.chuan is a Chinese system of calisthenics
that promotes improved health, wellness and relax-
ation. For more information, call instructor Michele
Fouts at 779-2329 or the Center at 778-1908.
A winter schedule on meditation and aromatherapy
has been drawn up by the Whale's Song, 515 36th St.
W., Bradenton. The schedule of events, all at the
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Meditation Monday, Feb. 23, introduction to
meditation, the basics for beginners, 7-9 p.m.; Monday,
March 2, advanced meditation class to enhance prac-
titioners' approach, 7-9 p.m.
Further information is available from Gloria De
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The Republican Club of Longboat Key will install
officers and hear Florida Sen. Fred R. Dudley speak at
a luncheon meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday,
Jan. 29, at the Radisson Lido Beach Resort, 700 Ben-
jamin Franklin Drive, Lido Key.
Dudley, candidate for state attorney general, will
install officers elected at the meeting.
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Bailey Bannigan shows dad David she's thrilled with
a new addition to the family, Brady James Edward.
Welcome to the world
Brady James Edward Bannigan was born Jan. 15
to David and Ren6 Bannigan of Anna Maria Island.
Brady weighed in at eight pounds, one ounce, and
was 20 inches long.
Proud grandparents include Anne Jones of Holmes
Beach, Sandy Purkinton of Bradenton and Jim and
Faye Purinton of Lake Wales.
Taste 'Flavors' of Anna
Maria at chamber event
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will host the second annual "Flavors of the Island" on
Jan. 31 from 4 to 9 p.m.
Admission to the event is free with restaurants and
caterers offering sample-size portions of their most
popular fare in booths. Patrons buy tickets for food
purchases in increments of 50 cents.
Participating "Flavors" include the Buccaneer Inn
and Two Party Ladies Catering, both of Longboat Key;
Chez Andre, Dominos Pizza, Here's to Your Health,
Tony's Place and Shells of Holmes Beach; Rotten
Ralph's of Anna Maria and east Bradenton; and Joe's
Eats and Sweets of Bradenton Beach.
The event is at St. Bernard Catholic Church in the
fellowship hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
For information, call the chamber at 778-1541.
The Taylor family shows five generations to the
crowd helping Paul Taylor celebrate his 86th
birthday in Cortez last weekend. With him are,
standing from left, Diana Halstead with daughter
Ashley, and Melissa Porter, and, seated, Paul's
daughter Sherrell Taylor Roberts.
Blue Fulford, right, and son Larry show how good
fried mullet is done. Islander Photos: Edna
Paul Taylor is the most surprised man in Cortez as
his 86th birthday is honored Saturday, Jan. 24, at the
village's Community Center. Delighted at her old
friend's surprise is party organizer Dr. Mary Fulford
Exhibits of pre-Columbian art, watercolors and oil
paintings will be displayed in exhibitions during Feb-
ruary at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
The pre-Columbian exhibit will be from the collec-
tion of Island artist Zoe Von Averkamp, who has stud-
ied and collected this art form for 30 years. The display
will illustrate how she has incorporated pre-Columbian
details into her art. She is director of the Artists Guild
gallery in Holmes Beach.
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ing every Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cafe on the
Beach, Holmes Beach.
The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-
days and Wednesdays, 10 to 6 Tuesdays and Thurs-
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The results are in for one of the restaurant
industry's most-coveted annual awards, the Golden
The honors are bestowed by Florida Trend maga-
zine for culinary excellence in its February issue, arriv-
ing at newsstands and in the mail Jan. 28.
The 39-year-old magazine is the guru of Florida
business, and in keeping with that, has bestowed
awards for 31 years on one of Florida's biggest indus-
Conceivably, the more than 35,000 restaurants in
Florida are in the competition for 20 Golden Spoons,
20 Best New Restaurants and a spot on the Top 200
Restaurants list identified by Florida Trend Restaurant
Editor Robert Tolf.
The first and still the only Golden Spoon winner
from Anna Maria Island is Beach Bistro a proud
repeat from 1997 to this year's top 20.
Yes, top 20 restaurants in the state.
Other familiar names on the top 20 list include
Euphemia Haye of Longboat Key, Michael's on East
of Sarasota and Mise en Place and Bern's Steak House
in Tampa repeats all.
The closest to Anna Maria of 20 winners in the
new restaurant awards are Bertoni in St. Petersburg and
La Maison Basque and Ceviche, both in Tampa.
If you've ever visited Beach Bistro, you know just
how deliriously decadent it can be and pricey. With
a single serving of rack of lamb ringing in at $42.95 on
New Year's Eve, well, it may be out of some price
ranges for frequent dining.
Still, a night at the Bistro is very special indeed and
worthy of the asking price. Just ask anyone who's sa-
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Fla., entrees average in the $75 range and it's well
worth it. There, the price keeps a demand for reserva-
Since we're aficionados of Bistro, our own home-
town surfside Golden Spoon award-winner, and by
now you should be too, let me share some of my most
recent experiences at the spoon-winning Mise en Place
and David Michael's Restaurant on St. Armands Key,
listed in the top 200.
At Marty Blitz's Mise en
Place, everything falls into
place. Having dined there
the distance from /
Anna Maria to
Tampa, I have
found the "chicken liver
shiitake mushroom pear port
mousse pat6 with crostini" appe-
tizer absolutely irresistible. And irre-
sistibly priced at $4.50, even on my first
visit four years ago.
Now that I've discovered Mise en Place Market-
place on South MacDill, I have nearly satiated that
appetite with a few half-pound containers of the Blitz-
Another favorite appetizer on Blitz's menu is soft
shell crab. Preparations and sauces vary from visit to
visit, as this top-notch owner/chef mixes things up on
the menu nightly.
For instance, there's always a vegetarian item but
nearly everything changes. Best I can tell, some items
are consistent to a particular week night, some favor-
ites remain but sauces and accompaniment change. For
instance, a mixed grille of tournedos of beef, mahi and
rack of lamb with a trio of sauces, priced now at
$20.95, is always on the menu with only the fish chang-
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ing according to availability. However, I remember the
price being $13.95 on my first visit.
New this evening, were 15 of the 16 other entrees
including a wildly delicious grilled ostrich tenderloin
with asparagus, wild mushroom papadelle and tarragon
chanterelle sauce. This item is $20.95. A pork chop
grille with poblano tomatillo salsa, black bean red chili
enchilada and banana scotch bonnet mole rings up at
I was anxious to try the roast veal loin with white
truffle oil, portobello polenta lasagne and calvados juni-
per-berry demi glace for $17.95, but alas it was sold out.
One last temptation from Mise en Place: grainy
mustard pecan-crusted rack of lamb with bourbon shal-
lot demi glace, cayenne onion rings and tarragon white
cheddar grits. Does this sound like heaven, or what?
Moving down the road, and to another menu of
exotics, we visited chef/owner David Michael
Sprowles namesake, a second-story perch with balcony
seating overlooking the St. Armand Circle.
Sprowles accents his menu with witicisms, such as
his comments with a food dreamer salad, "This is a
large dinner salad that I would order if I found a res-
taurant and chef I really trusted. It's a surprise and it's
fun with all the food turn-ons I can dream up."
Here you find a new menu nightly as well, albeit
much shorter than the Mise en Place presentation. But
since Sprowles' kitchen would fit in the salad area of
Blitz's spectacular digs, that's not surprising.
What Sprowles does, he does very well. It's called
mile-high food and it's gorgeous in its presentation.
Your entree arrives stacked up and decorated, usually
flaring up 10 to 12 inches.
Starting with sauce on the plate, mashed potatoes
and meat or fish are piled, one on the other, topped with
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Meet another Island history prize winner
With every issue of The Islander Bystander a
week of Island history is preserved.
To encourage student involvement in local
history, the newspaper became one of the spon-
sors of the 13th annual Manatee County History
Fair. Islanders may view the award-wining
projects, including models, drawings and photo-
graphs, produced by the young Island historians,
at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum. The
reports of several award winners are being pub-
lished periodically over the next few months.
More than 400 projects were entered in the
fair with a total of approximately 700 elementary,
middle and high school students county-wide par-
ticipating. The students displayed projects, exhib-
its, media presentations and reports in fields of
Manatee County, Florida, American and World
All winners received plaques including three
donated by The Islander for a new category -the
Anna Maria Island History Prize.
An Anna Maria Island History Prize plaque
was awarded to Kyle Bachman, an eighth-grade
student at St. Joseph's, for his project "The His-
tory of Anna Maria," presented here.
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By Kyle Bachman
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Anna Maria Island was named and mapped before
Florida was a state. There are many stories about how
the Island got its name. Many people believe that the
Island was named in honor of Mary, the mother of
Jesus, and her mother Ann. But many others believe
that it was named after an early Spanish explorer's
Early records show us that Anna Maria Island was
discovered by early Spanish explorers, but we know
Native Americans lived or stayed on the Island. At one
point Conquistador Cabeza de Vaca described them as
strong fighters when he wrote, "I have seen an arrow
half-buried in a tree. The Indians arrows were as thick
as my arm, 12 hand spans in length, and shot at 20
paces with such sureness they missed nothing."
These Native Americans were called the
Timucuan. The Spaniards were amazed at the height of
the Timucuan. They would weave fishing nets and
baskets and were good at pottery and making weapons
It is estimated that about 3,045 Timucuan lived at
one time in the bay area, but diseases the white men
brought with them to the region killed all the
Timucuan. Burial mounds were found on Anna Maria
but were destroyed by development. In recent years,
two skeletons were found in the area; one was seven
feet tall, the other eight feet tall.
George Emerson Bean homesteaded on the Island
in 1893. He settled where the community center now
is. After his wife died in Tampa he moved to the Island
and built a house at the north point.
The Anna Maria Beach Co. laid out streets and
sidewalks, built houses, and laid out a water system. A
dock was built for steamers (the steamer was the only
way to reach the Island at the time). The dock is now
the historical Anna Maria City Pier.
During this time John Roser built a church as a
memorial to his wife. The church bears his name, Roser
Memorial. John was a retired cheese manufacturer and
his son Charles is known for selling Nabisco the recipe
for fig newtons for $1 million.
Capt. Mitch Davis was the first mayor of Anna
Maria City. He was elected in 1925 just after the city
was incorporated. He wrote the following for the
Island's newspaper: "The steamer brought a crowd of
people to picnic, fish and swim on our beautiful island.
There was a hotel that provided meals for people com-
ing here by boat. Mr. Magriffe, who owned the hotel,
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had a problem he never knew how many to expect.
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turned bad nobody came. He would cook a lot of food
and if bad weather kept visitors away he would send for
me to pick up the food with my horse and wagon, and
I would take it to families on the Island so it would not
go to waste."
Some people bought houses in the community of
Parrish and moved them by barge to Anna Maria Is-
land. The present Island Players Theater on Pine Av-
enue originally had a Parrish address and at one time
or another was a church, school and city hall.
There came a great rise in the population on Anna
Maria, huge fortunes were made when properties were
sold at high prices, but that rise slowed down and many
left Anna Maria because there was no way of making
in a good living there. But the island continued to
The early post office was in an old store on the
corner of Spring and Shad. The mail was brought from
the mainland daily by a man named Harry Ditmus,
known by Islanders as Uncle Sam because he was tall
and had a long beard like the army's Uncle Sam. He
would often get dressed up in a fancy hat, tall boots and
turned his mail truck into a look-alike covered wagon
to pose for pictures. He would also carry people to
town as well as the mail.
Until now, almost all transportation to Anna Maria
Island was by ferry. The Cortez Bridge was built in
1921 a small, skinny thing that whenever a bus or
truck and car met, the car would have to wait for the
larger vehicle to pass. My grandpa remembered that "it
was a wood plank bridge and it felt as if it was mov-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 19, theft of a bicycle, 407 Magnolia, Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Jan. 20, burglary to an automobile, 200 block of
Jan. 21, domestic disturbance, 300 block of Palm
Avenue. The complainant reported that when the sub-
ject was late coming home she went searching for him
and found him in bed with someone else. She told him
not to come home but he did. She said he yelled at her
then left the residence.
Jan. 22, battery information, 400 block of Pine
"Avenue. The victim reported he was assaulted by two
males and a female. Due to the victim's intoxicated
state, the deputy said he was unable to obtain an affi-
Jan. 12, possession of cocaine, 100 block of Fifth
Street North. The officer was operating radar and
clocked David Wayne Dimond, 28, of Bradenton, trav-
eling at 45 mph in a 35 mph zone. Dimond turned onto
Cortez Road and the officer pursued and stopped him
in the 11900 block. After obtaining information, the
officer asked to search the vehicle and Dimond gave
permission. The officer found a bag of cocaine in the
center console and placed Dimond in custody.
Jan. 15, burglary of a bicycle valued at $80, 100
block of 10th Street South.
Jan. 17, criminal mischief, 107 Gulf Drive S.,
--,Key West Willy's. The victim reported a person un-
known broke the front passenger window of his ve-
hicle. Damages were $300.
Jan. 17, lost property a purse, Coquina Beach
Jan. 18, grand theft auto, 200 block of Bay Drive
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Jan. 18, burglary, 100 block of Fourth Street
South. The victim reported a person unknown entered
the residence and removed a five-disc CD player val-
ued at $99, an AM/FM receiver valued at $159, a VCR
valued at $159 and an upright vacuum valued at $10.
Jan. 19, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
Church Street, Pines Mobile Home Park. The victim
reported a person unknown smashed the rear vent win-
dow and removed a wallet valued at $10, a 14-inch
knife valued at $25, a 12-inch knife valued at $25 and
a pair of binoculars valued at $75. Damages were $75.
While the officer was investigating, he was ap-
proached by a subject who found the victim's driver's
license and personal papers from his wallet on the
ground near Bridge Street.
Jan. 19, criminal mischief, 100 block of Church
Street, Pines Mobile Home Park. The victim reported
an unknown person punctured two tires on his vehicle.
Damages were $150.
Jan. 19, theft of $10 in gasoline from a vehicle,
100 block of Church Street, Pines Mobile Home Park.
Jan. 20, theft, 100 block of Fifth Street South. The
victim reported he was befriended by the suspect and
invited him into his home to talk. After several hours
the suspect left and the victim found that a jar of quar-
ters valued at $100 was missing.
Jan. 20, criminal mischief, 2300 block of Gulf
Drive. An unknown person gained entry into a duplex
under construction and punched holes in the drywall.
Damages were $200.
Jan. 17, traffic, 2800 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer on patrol observed the subject driving without
headlights and stopped him. The check showed the
subject has never had a driver's license. The officer
issued a citation and a written warning and the subject
contacted a friend to get him.
Jan. 17, battery, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry Dock.
The victim said he made comments to people in the bar
and the subject chased him out. The victim said the
subject beat him with his fists and told him not to re-
turn. The officer said the subject denied beating the
victim. The victim signed an affidavit and a copy was
sent to the state attorney's office.
Jan. 17, suspicious, 3800 block of Gulf Drive.
The victim reported a person unknown broke the rear
window of his vehicle.
Jan. 18, theft, 5353 Gulf Drive, Timesaver. The
complainant reported juveniles removed 20 bags of ice
valued at $25 from the cooler. The juveniles were not
Jan. 19, traffic, 5300 block of Marina Drive. The
officer on patrol observed a pedestrian attempt to cross
the street and the subject failed to stop his vehicle. The
officer did a traffic stop and found the driver's license
was suspended. The officer issued a summons and a
warning and gave the driver a ride home.
Jan. 19, found property, Manatee Avenue cause-
way. The complainant came to the police department
with a large bag of marijuana he found.
Jan. 19, $7 gas drive off, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo.
Jan. 19, theft, Westbay Point and Moorings. The
victim reported an unknown person removed gas tanks
valued at $150 from a boat.
Jan. 19, vandalism, 8300 block of Marina. The
victim reported a person unknown removed drain plugs
and cut the battery cable on his boat. .
Jan. 19, domestic battery, resisting without vio-
lence, 4900 block of Gulf Drive. According to the re-
port, the suspect became angry at the victim, grabbed
her by the throat, threw her against a wall, then threw
her onto a bed.
The victim fled the residence and when the
suspect's roommate attempted to intervene, the suspect
smashed out a window. The officer said when he ar-
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Islanders star in successful Manatee Players musical
Two Island friends and neighbors are starring in a
musical production so successful that a second exten-
sion of its run is likely.
Tim Smith and Chris Taylor are two of the four
actor/singers in "Forever Plaid," presented by the
Manatee Players at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old
Main St. (12th St. W.), Bradenton.
The musical "celebrates the all-guy singing groups
of the 1950s," said Linda Anderson, assistant to the
managing director of the theater. "They've been getting
standing ovations every night."
The young Island stars are Holmes Beach neigh-
bors who went to high school together and have been
singing, sometimes together, since grade school.
Smith is a tenor, Taylor a baritone who is singing
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rived the suspect was attempting to punch his room-
mate and making verbal threats. He placed the suspect
in custody. EMS responded to treat the suspect's cuts.
When the suspect was placed in the patrol vehicle,
he smashed his head into the cage and kicked the win-
dows, cutting his forehead, the report said. When he
was transported to the emergency room, he began kick-
ing the window again and the officer had to use pep-
per spray on him.
Jan. 20, vandalism, 200 block of 75th Street. The
complainant reported a sign was run over by a vehicle.
Damages were $25.
Jan. 20, burglary of two bicycles, 100 block of
White. One bicycle was located after being dumped by
the suspect being chased by the complainant, and the
second bike was later found in a yard on 85th Street.
Jan. 20 trespass, 7000 Gulf Drive, Tiffany Place.
The officer responded in reference to two subjects
sleeping in a Jeep. The subjects said a sheriff's deputy
told them to park and call someone to get them because
Players since his freshman year at Manatee High. He
went to the University of Central Florida at Orlando,
now works as a server at Leverock's Seafood House
between Players singing engagements.
His family moved to the Island four years ago from
northwest Bradenton. Father James Baldwin is a psy-
chotherapist and mother Nancy a counselor at Mana-
tee Glens mental health and dropout prevention center.
Young Taylor is still in high school, a senior at
Manatee. He came here from Chicago with his parents
when his father went into business locally; he now is
in Arizona. His mother Sandy is in retail sales service
and residential loans at Barnett Bank.
Chris has been singing since he was 4 and is in
every high school and church choir he can find. "For-
ever Plaid" is his first show and "I love it. I don't know
what I'll do with my life after education is out of the
way, but it will be something to do with music."
Riverfront's Anderson said the enthusiastic recep-
tion of the production has earned it an extension to Feb.
the driver had a learner's permit but no license. The
officer told them if they returned to the property they
could be cited for trespassing.
Jan. 20, battery, 5800 block of Holmes Boule-
vard. The victim reported he was jogging and a person
unknown threw a grapefruit from a moving vehicle,
hitting him in the hip.
Jan. 20, theft of a bicycle valued at $25, 400 block
of 76th Street.
Jan. 21, found property a bicycle, 500 block
of 59th Street.
Jan. 21, found property, 6608 Marina Drive,
Gloria Dei church. The complainant reported he found
a flashlight, a surge protector, a video, two boxes of
cigars and a Walkman on the church grounds.
Jan. 22, suspicious, 3000 block of Avenue E. The
complainant reported the subject put nail-studded
boards on the property line on the north side of Gulf
Drive and she was afraid children might step on them.
The subject said he put the boards there to keep ve-
hicles off his property. He said the nails were bent and
he would not remove the boards.
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Filling out the quartet on stage with Smith and
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Anderson said the Players stage three musicals, one
drama and one comedy per season. "On Golden Pond"
will run from March 12 to 29 and "The Sound of mu-
sic" May 7-24. Tickets are $16 for musicals, $13.50 for
the other productions. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tues-
day through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Further in-
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that was ...
By Kevin P. Cassidy
Island Real Estate Sonics raced out to an imposing
18-2 half-time lead to put the freeze on Time Out for
Massage Heat by a score of 34-6 in Division II basket-
ball action Tuesday night, Jan. 20, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
The Sonics were led by Greg Lowman, who scored
18 points. He was supported by Kyle Schweitzer's 8
points and Shawn Koerber's 6 points. Courtney
Taylor's 5 points led the Heat.
A Paradise Realty Celtics prevailed over Hair
Motions Magic by a score of 44-13. Joey Mousseau
finished with 20 points on the night to go along with
Ben Miller's 9 and Caitlyn Cosgrove's 7 points. Mike
Pocino led the Magic with 8 points.
Thursday night, Jan. 22, basketball fans saw New
Pier Walk Cafe Cavaliers take an easy win over Tree
of Life Lakers in Division II. Sam Lott scored 11 points
to lead the Cavaliers while Kyle Dale chipped in with
6 points all in the first half. Matt McDonough led
the Lakers with 4 points while Nick St. Johns and Brian
DeBellevue each managed a basket.
The second Division II game of the evening had
Beach House Suns taking on Bryant's Recycled Treasure
Spurs with the Spurs coming out on top by a 32-18 score.
Chase Parker scored 12 first-half points on the way to a
game-high 18. Parker was strongly supported by Evan
Wolfe's 14 points, including two three-point baskets.
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A low cross into the penalty area from IFC's Andy Smith took a bounce before Raul Gomez headed it over the
outstretched hands of the Alien goaliefor a 1-0 lead early in the match. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Andrew Prudente led the Suns with 9 points.
The evening's last game, a Division I contest, saw
Preston Copeland score 21 points to lead Cafe on the
Beach Knicks to an imposing 28-14 first-half lead be-
fore hanging on for a close 48-43 win over Sign of the
Copeland, who finished with 29 points, was sup-
ported by Jim Sebastiano who dominated the boards
and scored 15 points. Mark Rudacille and Mario Torres
combined to score 25 points in the second half io get
the Mavericks back in the game. Rudacille finished
with 26 points while Torres finished with 13 in the
Friday's action, Jan. 23, started out with a Division
II contest between Air & Energy Raptors and Anna
Maria Island Oyster Bar Marlins with the Raptors com-
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ing out on top 20-7.
Nathan Miller led the way for the Raptors with 8
points while Daniel Miller chipped in with 6. Michael
Wallen scored 3 points to lead the Marlins while An-
thony Rosa and Joey Mattay added a basket each to
complete the scoring.
Jessie's Island Store Grizzlies rode a balanced at-
tack that saw six players score, recording a 32-23 win
over Hair Motions Magic in Division I play.
Josh Sato's 10 points led the Grizzlies while Aaron
Lowman, Ben Sato, Megan Lowry scored 8, 6 and 4
points respectively. Eric Bobo and Jessie Cramer
rounded out the scoring with 2 points each.
Tyler Krauss led the Magic with 9 points while
Mike Pocino scored 8 and Josh Armstrong added 6
Westbay Athletic Club used a balanced scoring
attack to nip Bradenton Chiropractic Clinic by a score
of 48-46 in Premier League play.
Bradenton Chiropractic trailed the entire game
until they took a 33-32 lead as Westbay was held to 9
points in the third quarter. Westbay regrouped to win
the game behind Taylor Bernard's 12 points. Seth
Mitchell and Andy Greathouse each scored 9 while
Logan Bowes and Toby Boggar each added 8 points.
Bradenton Chiropractic was led by Ed Smith's 24
points, including three three-pointers and Nick
Courtney Taylor's 8 first-half points staked Time
Out for Massage Heat to a 10-4 halftime lead over Tree
of Life Lakers. The Heat then held on for a 14-11 win
behind Kevin Kirn's 4 points to win the Division II
game on Saturday.
Brian DeBellevue led the Lakers with 5 points in-
cluding a three-point basket while Nick St. John added
Air & Energy Raptors rode a pressure defense that
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way to an easy 21-6 Division II win. Nathan Miller led
the Raptors with 8 points while Erik Stahr and Aaron
Stark each scored 6 to round out the Raptor scoring.
Jeff Wehing and Megan Shimandle scored all the
points for the Suns with 4 and 2 respectively.
Greg Lowman scored 19 points to lead Island Real
Estate Sonics to a convincing 38-18 win over Anna
Maria Island Oyster Bar Marlins in the third Division
II game on the day.
Lowman was supported by Kyle Schweitzer's 13
points and Shawn Koerber's 6 points in the Sonic's
win. Michael Wallen and Joey Mattay led the Marlins
with 8 and 6 points in taking the tough loss.
A Division I game featuring Econo Lodge Hawks
going up against A Paradise Realty Celtics was the next
game on the agenda and saw the Celtics come away
with a 48-44 victory.
Jason Loomis paced all scorers with 24 points for
the Hawks in the loss.
Islanders tie first place Aliens!
Sarasota Football Club's first-place Aliens invaded
Bradenton on the brisk Sunday morning, Jan. 24. It was
perfect soccer weather with SFC escaping the Island at-
tackers with a 2-2 tie on a last-minute goal from Alien
The game was an exciting contest that showed why
there.are two halves in soccer. Island Football Club -
with a slow start controlled the flow of the game in
the first half, taking a 2-1 lead, while the Aliens had
things going their way in the second half.
The Aliens had a great scoring chance in the sec-
ond minute of the game when Vinnie Coach took a pass
at the left corner of the penalty box and fired a left-
footer just wide of the goal.
IFC picked up its play after Coach's miss and
played some of their best soccer to date this season. The
Islanders were working the ball through the midfield by
keeping it on the ground with short, crisp passes. The
locals first good chance came when Ken Bowers found
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left defender Rich Bell overlapping and fed him the
ball. Bell carried it into the box but Alien defender John
Duffy was there with the tackle to deny IFC.
IFC got on the scoreboard in the 25th minute after
a series of short passes that worked the ball right up the
middle of the Alien defense. Bowers received the ball
at the 35-yard line and dribbled it right at Alien stop-
Rode stopped Bowers' forward progress but Bowers
passed it outside to Andy Smith who juked his defender
before sending a low cross into the penalty area. The ball
took one bounce before Raul Gomez headed it over the
outstretched hands of the Alien goalie for a 1-0 lead.
The Aliens stepped up their attack after the goal as
IFC goalie Kevin Morash made two saves off of shots
from David Farmer.
The 35th minute saw the momentum shift in a
heartbeat. IFC was pressuring the Alien defense and
were awarded a corner kick. The corner kick was
tipped to the far side of the field where Jeff Nelson
waited. Nelson sent the ball back to the far post where
Tim Bugna headed it off of the knee of an Alien de-
fender. It deflected off the left post.
The Alien goalie retrieved the ball and quickly sent
it up the right side to Farmer. Farmer beat Matt Bow-
ers to the ball, pushed it far in front and out-raced IFC
goalie Morash to the ball and scored as he and Morash
met in a violent collision to tie the score 1-1.
Morash was shaken up on the play and was re-
placed by Rich Chichester in goal, who was not tested
for the remainder of the half as IFC controlled the of-
Some nice passing around the back between
Nelson and Smith got the IFC attack going again. First
Nelson took the ball from Chichester in goal. He sent
it to the middle where Smith gathered it in and held it
as Nelson moved up the wing.
Smith sent the ball back to Nelson who held it
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Westbay Athletic Club 1-4
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Econo Lodge 3-4
Jessie's Island Store 3-4
Hair Motions 1-6
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New Pier Walk Cafe 6-4
Bryant's Recycled Treasures 5-5
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perfectly to knock it to the right of the hard-charging Alien goalie and give the Islanders a 2-1 lead into
halftime. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
SPORTS, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23
briefly before spotting Nick LeDuc making a run up the
right side. Nelson led him perfectly as LeDuc kept the
trailing defender at bay and waited for the SFC goalie
to come off his line. LeDuc timed it right as he knocked
it to the right of the hard-charging goalie to give the
Islanders a 2-1 lead as the half ended.
The second half saw IFC get several good scoring
chances but for the most part, the game was played in
their penalty area as the Aliens got into position repeat-
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Man-of-the-match Jeff Lonzo and the rest of the
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SPORTS, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
which allowed the rest of the defense to get back into
position for Farmer's cross.
The Aliens then switched the point of attack and
sent the ball down the left wing to Coach several times
but right defender Rich Bell clearly frustrated the Alien
striker into mistakes to keep them at bay.
With the left side shut down, SFC turned back to
Farmer on the right wing and IFC's Lonzo showed why
he was man of the match. Twice Farmer beat IFC de-
fender Mike Collins down the wing but each time
Lonzo raced over to make the play.
On the first chance, Lonzo made a hard tackle to clear
the ball out of bounds. The second time Lonzo came over
to deflect Farmer's cross. The ball went to Alien Farmer
who sent it into Lazlo Heimi, but Bell came in and pres-
sured Heimi into kicking the ball high over the goal.
Finally the Alien offensive attack prevailed as an
Alien player received the ball. His back to the goal, he
heeled it perfectly to an onrushing Rode, who knotted
the score with a nice righty to the corner to make the
score 2-2 with less than two minutes to play.
Though not thrilled with the result, the Islanders
were happy with the efforts of both offense and defense
as the team worked hard and had fun. Playing well on
defense were Lonzo, Collins, Bell and sweeper Matt
Bowers. Strong offensive play came from LeDuc,
Gomez, Nelson, Ken Bowers and Mitchell.
After the game, both teams had a laugh and shared
a beverage over discussion of who really played the
better game. I was shocked to hear several SFC play-
ers lobbying for more news about their team in these
reports. They claim the column is dominated by IFC
news. Not so unusual for the Island newspaper, though.
IFC is back in action at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1,
against the SFC Hustlers at G.T. Bray Park in
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Anna Maria City resident
Barbara Harrison does
her part to improve
international relations by
offering her copy of The
Islander Bystander to a
local police officer in
Harrison's South Ameri-
can tour included a visit
to Brazil, Peru
Planetarium hosts astronomer, sets programs
Canadian astronomer/astrophotographer Jack New-
ton will lecture on "Photographing the Universe" in the
Bishop Planetarium theater at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.
The evening will conclude with the grand reopen-
ing of the planetarium's observatory and dedication of
the new Cohen-Sabin telescope.
Other events coming to the planetarium/ museum/
"Think Pink," laser fantasies of Pink Floyd at 9 and
10:30 p.m. on the last Saturday and Sunday of each month.
"Sleep-Over at Snooty's," an evening for children
at the complex topped by night and morning visits with
Snooty the Manatee, girls only on Feb. 6 and boys only
on Feb. 20. Details and reservations, 746-4131, ext. 28.
Don't leave the island without
taking time to subscribe. Visit
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"Playtimes of the Past," traveling exhibit at the
museum that ends Feb. 20.
"Through the Eyes of Hubble," photos taken by
NASA's space telescope, through April.
Manatee Heritage Day, history programs interpreting
the variety of people in this area, plus demonstrations of
boatbuilding and Florida Cracker whips in action, Semi-
nole crafts, multimedia "Passage to the Past: Manatee
County's River and History," 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9.
Lecture by Bradenton photographer Don Hall,
"From Combat to Commercial: 30 Years of Photogra-
phy," noon March 14.
The South Florida Museum, planetarium and
aquarium are at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton.
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Nibble those tasty little toes...
By Bob Ardren
The Great Raccoon Flap is consuming Sarasota
politics. Tourists are said to be scared and leaving, a
resort owner is screaming and local politicians are try-
ing to deal with all sides, including animal rights
Don't giggle, this is serious in Sarasota. Raccoons
are inviting themselves to dinner at a plush resort on
Lido Beach. And some folks want action right now.
It seems that raccoons living in a county park
across the road from the Half Moon Beach Club resort
have discovered that tourists love to get take-out from
- local eateries and then retire to their rooms for meals.
Since the hallways at the resort are open to the
outdoors, the raccoons, entire families of them in fact,
are sitting around the hallways come dinner time and
waiting for the folks with food to show up. The rac-
coons then just amble right along with them, and right
into the tourists' rooms.
About then the tourists figure out that the raccoons
are staying for dinner. Some tourists have become so
upset by these masked intruders that they've checked
out of the resort and gone home.
So the resort owner wants the county to "do some-
thing." It's apparently never occurred to them to sim-
ply put doors on the outdoor entrances to the hallways
leading to the rooms.
To make a long story short, county commissioners
first agreed to trap the coons and kill them. Animal
rights groups said that was wrong.
Now the critters will be trapped, taken to an animal
clinic in St. Pete and watched for disease. If they're
healthy, it's off to the country they go. If not healthy,
My solution is simpler. Put raccoon on the menu
Winners in the Jan. 24 horseshoe games
were George McKay and Bill Starrett, both of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were Jack Cooper and
Tom White, both of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the Jan. 26 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper and Tom Markley. Runners-
up were two teams: Charlie Schroeder and Al
Norman; and Adin Shank and Bob Hitchcock.
The weekly contests get underway every
S Monday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.
I O edlands '"' "'s 30 '
Golf Course, iving Range 5 min. trom the
W and Teaching Facility Ellenton Outlet Mall)
at the resort. A sort of local specialty. You know the
come-ons, raised locally and all that. It might become
another popular specialty like grouper sandwiches or
Euell Gibbons' book "Stalking the Wild Aspara-
gus" has a detailed recipe for raccoon pie, and I sug-
gest those folks in Sarasota might want to give it a try.
New Pass, ... er, Bar
You just can't fool Mother Nature. We try and we
try and then we do our best to get somebody else -
like the state or federal government to try on our
behalf, but you just can't get away with it.
The current issue of U.S. Coast Guard Notice to
Mariners makes the point. The notice calls for boaters
to use "extreme caution when transiting this [New
Pass] channel," and, "An alternative route to and from
the Gulf of Mexico is recommended."
Then arrives the newsletter of the Suncoast Yacht
Club headquartered on Longboat Key saying the New
Pass channel is filled in to just three or four feet deep
in spots. Discouraging news for a channel dredged just
On top of all this, that federal dredging is rumored
to be the last one ever paid for by the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers. There just isn't enough commercial traf-
fic through New Pass to justify continued federal fund-
ing, is what the feds are saying.
You may remember there was some controversy
about this time last year concerning the design of the chan-
nel to come from the New Pass dredging. Some folks,
largely from Longboat Key as I recall, wanted the chan-
nel direction swung more south, rather than straight out -
as was done to better protect it from shoaling from
northers and the general shift of sand to the south. Sarasota
interests opposed that plan because they believed it would
result in erosion at North Lido Park.
Obviously too late now, that channel re-direction
probably would have been a good idea given what's
happening in New Pass.
Bycatch is what trawlers also catch when they're
trying to net the shrimp so many people love to eat. So,
as you can imagine, incidental bycatch plays hell with
a lot of creatures living on the floor of the Gulf of
Mexico. Many species of fish spend some stage of their
lives on the floor of the Gulfand others, such as crabs,
spend their entire lives there.
According to Dave Bulloch, regional director of
the American Littoral Society writing in the ALS pub-
lication "Southern Shore Lines," for every pound of
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shrimp caught in the Gulf of Mexico, four pounds of
usually dead small fish are dumped back into the sea
as waste. Having once crewed on a shrimp trawler, I
can't argue with those numbers and that's the main
reason, by and large, that I don't eat commercially
In recent decades the demand for shrimp and all
seafood has gone up and up, so there are ever more
trawlers catching ever fewer shrimp each. But that
added trawling has taken its toll on other bottom-dwell-
ing species too. Young red snapper, for example.
Red snapper stocks in general are in perilous con-
dition in Florida, with shrimping bycatch killing the
young ones and overfishing of breeding stock by sport
and commercial fishers taking blame for it.
Bulloch reports that fishery scientists now believe
that at least 30 million juvenile red snapper a year are
dying in shrimp nets as bycatch in the Gulf. So there
is a proposal to change federal regulations to require
the use of a device similar to the turtle excluder that's
so successfully slashed the number of sea turtles
drowned in shrimpers' nets in recent years.
The Bycatch Reduction Device which would allow
small fish to escape the nets, will probably soon be
required in all federal waters more than nine miles
offshore along this coast.
Inshore, Florida has yet to take any action on re-
quiring the device, but Texas is moving forward on it.
We should too, and I believe that we eventually will,
but not before the feds work out the program.
Other species especially hard hit by shrimpers'
bycatch in Florida's inshore waters up to nine miles
offshore here include flounder, spotted and sand sea
trout and croaker. During my personal experience aboard
a shrimp trawler, we caught a lot of small shark too. All
of them were just shoveled over the side dead.
The long-term solution is probably for us all to de-
velop a taste for mullet. And figure a way to catch
enough of them since the 1996 gill net ban.
See you next week.
First place winner in the Jan. 21 Anna Maria
Island Domino Tournament at the Rod and Reel
Pier was Pat Cook of Holmes Beach. Runner-up
was Ed Sosnowski, also of Holmes Beach.
Winner in the Jan. 14 contest was Richard
Knapp of Ottawa and Anna Maria. Runner-up was
Marcia Newmayer of Detroit and Holmes Beach.
The pier sponsors the event every Wednes-
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Wild winds nearly wipe out fishing for the week
Typical winter weather high winds, rough seas
and cold temperatures and atypical downpours have
slightly dampened fishing action around the Island. For
the hardy few who can brave the weather offshore,
grouper and snapper action is excellent to good. Back-
water best bet remains sheepshead, but there are occa-
sional good catches of redfish, pompano and trout.
Joseph at the Rod and Reel Pier said action is
slow due to the weather but there are still a few sheep-
shead and some black drum being caught.
Ken at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are finding fishing a little slow with the lousy
weather, but on clear days action is fair with a few stin-
grays, a 19-inch drum or two and a couple flounder.
Folks on the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet are aver-
aging 620 head of Key West grunts, porgies, black sea
bass and sand perch on the six-hour trips. The nine-
hour trips averaged 35 head of red grouper, mangrove
snapper and black grouper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he's finding some of the best mixed-
bag fishing he's seen in January: trout and pompano to
20 inches, cobia to 30 pounds, Spanish mackerel, blue-
fish, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, flounder, grouper
Capt. Rick Gross said he's bringing in trout,
mackerel, bluefish, flounder, sheepshead, pompano
and a few redfish.
Capt. Thom Smith at Anglers Repair said he's
getting a few pompano, sheepshead and redfish.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been catching red-
fish and sheepies.
Capt. Glenn Corder said grouper fishing is excel-
lent when he can get offshore.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, anglers are
reporting good catches of sheepshead, bluefish, floun-
der, jacks, small grouper and a few mangrove snapper.
On board Magic with Capt. Mike Heistand, he
could only make one trip last week due to the bad
weather, but brought back 10 sheepshead and a pair of
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's getting into trout, reds
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said the fronts
moving through have made it a little rough offshore,
but grouper action remains excellent. In the backwater,
sheepshead remain the best bet, with fiddler crabs or
sand fleas proving to be the best bait.
Peter at the Cortez Fishing Center said Capt.
Steve on the Complete Angler is bringing back lots of
reds, sheepshead and black drum. Capt. Jack on the
Skinny Minny reports reds, trout and flounder are all
taking the bait. Capt. Scott said he's getting gag grou-
per up to 20 pounds and snapper up to seven pounds.
And Capt. Joe on the Cortez Kat said he's getting into
lots and lots of Key West grunts, sand perch, sea bass,
trigger fish, lane snapper and a few mangrove snapper.
Good luck and good fishing.
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Jan. 13, Boarding, A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in New Pass. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Jan. 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 28-foot boat. The
vessel refused commercial salvage assistance, and a
Coast Guard boatresponded but the boat was not in the
reported position. The boat's operator again contacted
Station Cortez, provided more accurate position and
was eventually located and towed to safe moorings.
Jan. 14, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Big Pass. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with allapplicable federal laws.
Jan. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a sailboat adrift in north
Sarasota Bay. A Coast Guard boat responded, located
the vessel, contacted commercial salvers and the sail-
boat was towed to safe moorings.
Jan. 14, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The operator received a
warning for having an uncharged fire extinguisher on
Jan. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a 23-foot power boat that
had lost its propeller and was in danger in Big Pass. A
Coast Guard boat responded and towed the vessel to
I Jan. 14, Boarding. A 26-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Jan. 14, Boarding. A 14-foot power boat was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The operator was issued a notice
of violation for not having the registration, enough life
jackets or a sound-producing device on board. The boat
was escorted to the dock by the Coast Guard boat.
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Spotties at pier
Werner Loeffler of Anna Maria caught this 26-inch
redfish.from the Rod and Reel Pier. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Rod and Reel Pier
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Jan 29 6:44 -0.6 1:52 1.3 5:52 0.8
Jan 30 12:26 2.1 7:19 -0.4 2:21 1.4 6:56 0.6
Jan 31 1:18 1.9 7:55 -0.2 2:52 1.5 7:59 0.5
Feb 1 2:18 1.6 8:27 0.0 3:24 1.7 9:16 0.4
Feb 2 3:25 1.3 8:59 0.3 4:06 1.8 10:39 0.2
FQ Feb 3 4:56 1.0 9:29 0.5 4:50 1.9 -
Feb 4 7:09 0.9 12:12 0.1 5:44 1.9. 9:58a* 0.8
Feb 5 1:38 -0.1 6:43 2.0 -
*Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later- lows 1:06 later
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Island property sales
102 Gull, Anna Maria, a ground-level canalfront
1,333 sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1969, was sold 12/
29/97, Smith to Kerr, for $202,500; list unknown.
121 Hammock Rd., Anna Maria, an elevated 1,638
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1989 on a 75x100
lot, was sold 12/31/97, Fongar to Kuhlmann, for
$215,000; list $239,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 135 Runaway
Bay, a 2bed/2bath 1,080 sfla condo built in 1978, was
sold 12/31/97, Hadd to Carter, for $123,000; list un-
3708 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 2 Island Paradise,
a Gulffront elevated 1,548 sfla 3bed/2bath condo built
in 1991, was sold 12/31/97, Orthmann to Maurio, for
$280,000; list unknown.
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3bed/2bath/2car 1469 sfla duplex built in 1946 on a
90x100 lot, was sold 12/30/97, Rand to Laade, for
$132,000; list $139,000.
536 70th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,371 sfla
4bed/3&l/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1994 on a
100x150 lot, was sold 12/30/97, Norris to Rauschl, for
$550,000; list $650,000.
611 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,472 sfla
3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1991 on a 5,700 sf lot,
was sold 1/2/98, Ajmo to Mischke, for $172,000; list
111 7th St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 948 sfla 2bed/
lbath/2car home built in 1945 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
1/6/98, Canivet to Brown, for $90,000; list unknown.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 103 Runaway Bay,
a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was sold 1/
6/98, Casanova & Pachmayer to Kappesser, for $122,000;
3607 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 211 Sandy Pointe
2, an elevated 1,150 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car condo built in
1996, was sold 1/7/98, Florida Homebuyers Insurance to
Hardenburgh, for $130,000; list $109,500.
444 62nd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, an
attached 868 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcp home built in 1974 on
a 45x93 lot, was sold 1/9/98, Little to Bettin, for $75,500;
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the top sellers for the month of December out of
the firm's Holmes Beach office.
5 Lakeview Place, Anna Maria, a ground-level,
canalfront 1,115 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1969
on a 54x105x168x120 lot, was sold 1/9/98, Lane to
Schlegel, for $218,000; list $240,000.
520 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 51x145 lot, was sold 1/
6/98, Weaks to Loveland, for $85,000; list $89,900.
6500 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, 205 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a canalfront 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1979, was sold 1/6/98, Deruiter to Shaw, for
$149,000; list $154,900.
768 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,472
sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1975 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 1/9/98, Skoloda to Schlegel, for $238,000; list
901 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 5 Pelican Cove
Resort, a 962 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1983, was
sold 1/7/98, Roka to Taetle, for $165,000; list $165,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222. 1998.
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2.5 MILES TO BEACH! 2BR/2BA end unit with large lanai.
Lovely waterside community with clubhouse, pool, tennis.
$79,900 turnkey furnished. Call Karen Schroder.
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5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006 Gulf Dr.
A 2-story 4-unit Spanish style building with lots of
design options. 2,740 sq. ft. 2 full baths up,
2 half baths down. Up currently office and custodial
suite; down currently retail. Parks nine. $340,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
Mrs. Clean and Mr. Fix it are downsizing. 2BR/2BA,
two-car garage. New kitchen, open plan, 14x28 caged
pool and garden lanai. Dock that has water and elec-
tric on wide canal with sailboat water. $225,000.
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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.
CARDS FOR SALE at Spicer Cottage, 112 Oak Ave.,
Anna Maria, apartment 10, by Dorothy Bronson. Call
TAPPAN MICROWAVE turnabout, 15hx16dx23.5w,
just like new. $100. Dining table 36" square, ma-
hogany veneer, four matching chairs. All excellent
condition. $250 OBO. Call 383-2523.
SEGA WORKS GREAT! $55 OBO, games $25
each or less. Call 778-6779.
DINING ROOM SET Pecan-veneer table 37x56x76,
upholstered seats. Table legs and chairs trimmed in
ivory. Excellent condition. $200. Call 794-6135.
TRIPLE DRESSER Beautiful Bassett, oriental design
with tri-fold mirror, matching two-drawer nightstand.
Both with hardwood and glass tops. $450. Call 747-
0485 or 778-2286.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop, on premises
Longboat Island Chapel, always has specials! Mon.-
Wed.-Sat., 9-3. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-4738.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK, beautiful condition, 5' x
4', seven drawers per side. $2,000. Lawnmower $75.
ROSER GUILD Thrift Shop. Open Tues., Thurs., Fri.,
9:30-2. End of month sale, Sat. 9-12. 511 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria; across from Chapel.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Jan. 31, 9-2. 307 Magnolia,
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE sale. Fri. & Sat., Jan. 30 &
31, 8-3. Many household items. Dishes, glassware,
small appliances, books, clothing, much more. 517
71st Street, Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE Sat., Jan. 31, 9-3. Framed artwork,
bikes, albums, oriental rug, household items and
more: 409 Alamanda, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Jan. 31 and Sun., Feb. 1, 8-4.
Boating, household, kitchen, clothing. 616 Baronet
Lane (Key Royale), Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Jan. 31, 8am. Carpet roll,
blinds, wrought iron patio set, wicker bar, four stools,
glass-top table, miscellaneous. 756 North Shore Dr.
YARD SALE Sat., Jan. 31, 8-2. Beach chairs, bar
stools, household items, lots of miscellaneous. 5606
Guava, Holmes Beach.
PRIVATEERS' THIEVES" MARKET Sat., Feb. 14, 8-
3. Vendor spaces $15. City Hall Park, Holmes Beach.
Call 778-5777 for information.
LOST APPLIANCE CART Fell off truck. Please call
Island Appliance, 10006 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria,
778-6126 or 778-6127.
LOST CAT One and one half-year old male, white
with gray markings, medium length hair, friendly. 31st
Street area. Call 778-5169.
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 February classes. 778-3892.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Community Center informa-
tion and referral service 778-1586. Offering a
confidential 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.
CALLING ALL CRAFTERS & artists. Your help, cre-
ative talents and items are needed for Community
Center's Tour of Homes, "Island Tropical Treasures"
Please call 778-3959.
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life.) Pickup your copy at Here's To Your Health, 5340 Gulf
Dr., S & S Plaza, Holmes Beach. 778-4322.
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.
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. $6,000. 778-2832.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand aboard
Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please. Call 778-1990.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modem, 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.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT
Richmond-built 2BR/2BA features a
formal dining room plus an eat-in
kitchen, bay windows overlooking ca-
nal and boat dock. Priced reduced to
$189,900. Also includes a screened in
TRIPLEX IN CENTRAL HOLMES
BEACH Two 2BR/1BA and one effi-
ciency with large one-car garage and
carport. Well maintained on large cor-
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restaurants and beaches. #CH26624
CANAL...DOCK...HEATED POOL...BAY VIEW
Multi-level Key West-style
Only eight years old.
Fabulous for vacationing
Great investment history.
Ask for Karen Lohse or Connie Volts
778-0766 OR 794-5588(eves.)
Lots of privacy
Light and bright. Updated decor
huge tiled Florida room overlooks
pool and entertainment area.
Karen Lohse 778-0766 ext. 204 or 794-5588 eves.
STEPS TO GULF OF MEXICO
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished unit
with large kitchen and large
glassed-in balcony with extra stor-
age. Breakfast area, washer and
dryer. Sunroof with breathtaking ....
panoramic Gulf views. Heated '
pool and covered parking.
$159,900 Call Karin Stephan 388-
1267 or Connie Volts 778-4429.
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views of Bimini Bay, dolphins Karin Stephan
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contemporary home. Amenities
include spacious 5-6BR/4BA, large indoor pool with entertainment
area. Trades welcome! $595,000. Call Karin Stephan 388-1267.
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA, totally renovated home. Including all
electrical work and plumbing pipes. Also includes new fireplace,
tile throughout the home and white carpet in master bedroom.
Customized master bath with bidet, Jacuzzi tub and shower.
Turnkey furnished. Two-car garage, boat dock and close to the
beach. $299,000. Call Karin Stephan 388-1267.
2BR/2BA Canal home in Holmes Beach$2,500 mo
2BR/2BA Pool home in Holmes Beach $2,800 mo
2BR/2BA Key Royal home $3,200 mo
3BR/2BA Key Royale home $3,200 mo
2BR/2BA Bayview Terrace, 3 mo. min.
2BR/1 BA Across street from the Gulf
3BR/2BA Pine Bay Forest, 3 mo. min.
CORDOVA VILLA 2BR/2BA very nice well kept condo with
cathedral ceilings and sky lights. Close to shopping, GT Bray
Park and YMCA. $58,000. Some furniture is included. #27044
Call Denise Langlois 795-8748.
PERIDIA Beautiful, open plan 2BR/2BA Rutenburg home with
solar-heated pool. Lots of very neutral, light colors. Overlooks
lake in rear, golf course right across the street. Association
fees includes membership. $219,000 Call Karen Lohse 778-
0766 ext. 204 or 794-5588(eves). #27080.
IMPERIAL HOUSE $94,900 Affordable condo in desirable
area with heated pool, fishing dock, clubhouse, bayside pa-
tio and deeded Gulf access. Updated 2BR/2BA. #20338. Call
Carol Heinze 778-5059.
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KEY ROYALE 3BR/3BA home located one lot off Key
Royale Pass. Oversized double garage, sprinkler system,
boat dock. $269,000. Call Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.
BAY PALMS Canalfront home located one lot off Bimini
bay. 2BR/2BA, dock with boat lift. Great home, great
location! $212,000. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
BAYWATCH Rarely on the market. Very well-maintained
2BR/2BA, second floor end unit with breathtaking views of
Anna Maria Sound. Walk-in closets with mirrored doors,
ceramic tile and plush carpet throughout. Nearly new
appliances. $159,900. Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
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Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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25-FOOT CRUISER Sea Devil, 1984 with walk
around cuddy cabin. Power 1991 rebuilt 225 hp.,
OMC Sea Drive outboard. Must run to appreciate
condition and performance. Extras. Call 778-6774.
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.,
VETERINARY ASSISTANT/KENNEL mornings, 20-25
hours with occasional afternoon and weekend duty.
Apply at 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 900, Holmes Beach.
INTERNET SALES WANTED Full and part time.
Send resume to PO Box 1727, Anna Maria FL 34216
or call (941) 730-1608.
WANTED. MATURE, DEPENDABLE person to care
for my two-month old full time. Prefer my home,
yours OK. Call Sam at 778-6619.
WANTED. MACINTOSH INSTRUCTOR I have MACII
System using Fullwriter, Quicken, Excel. Want per-
sonal instruction on more than the basics. 778-8447.
SERVERS WANTED Lunch, dinner, cocktail. Bucca-
neer Inn, Longboat Key, 383-5565.
HOUSEKEEPER for Anna Maria resort. Flexible
hours, part time. If you are scrupulously neat, diligent
and hard working, please call 778-1269.
CNA/HHA GOOD PAY Weekends, split shift 9-12
and 4-6pm, Tues. and Wed. 4-6 pm. Call 778-2874,
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
STATE-CERTIFIED CNA home-health aide and
companion available for a variety of duties. Call
Robert for appointment 749-7944 or 720-2711.
PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS for beginners. New
students welcome. Ages four and up. Call 795-0303.
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, 778-0403.
ISLAND HANDYMAN $15 service charge, $15 hr.
Construction degree, mid-western work ethic, se-
nior discount. Call 778-9405.
FREE WEEK Dolphin Day Care & Preschool. Reg-
ister by end of the month and receive one week free
tuition. Ages 2 through 6. Call 778-2967.
DUMP TRUCK FOR HIRE Shell delivered and
spread $25 yd., mulch, fill dirt, gravel. Call for prices.
Hauling Larry 778-0119.
"THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION Cleaning Services"
established 1993. Residential, commercial, rentals.
Hard worker, dependable, excellent references. Call
for interview, Kimberly, 792-0862.
CLASSICAL GUITAR LESSONS from international
recording artist Andy Daniel. Limited space
available. Call 779-9047.
MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years ex-
perience self-employed in the construction trade. I
am handy to have around. 778-1110.
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JUST REDUCED ISLAND VILLAGE
Excellent Island complex with two pools, ten-
nis, covered parking and short walk to prime
beach. Spacious 1,516 sq. ft., 2BR/2BA open-
floor plan, large screened porch and extra stor-
age. $109,500. David Moynihan 778-2246 or
eves. 778-7976. C25094.
RUNAWAY BAY CONDO 2BR/2BA fully
furnished, bright, sunny unit in quiet area.
Great lagoon view and easy access to
beach and pool. Great vacation and rental
unit. On site management. Ed Oliveira
778-2246 Eves. 778-1751. C27160
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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.
BAYFRONT ELEGANCE Magnificent
residence with spectacular bay views. 3BR/
2.5BA, greatroom, eat-in kitchen, formal
dining and living room, master bedroom and
bath overlooking bay. Heated pool and deep-
water dockage. $695,000. David Moynihan
778-2246 or eves. 778-7976. #25059.
BAYFRONT HOME Fantastic views of
Tampa Bay. 3BR/2BA, one-car garage in
excellent shape. New seawall, sandy
beach. $299,000. Yvonne Higgins
GULFFRONT DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA
each side, fully furnished. Great views
$549,000. David Moynihan 778-7976.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX 2,736 sq. ft., fully
furnished with great bay views. Large
deep-water dock. $339,000. David
ISLAND TRIPLEX Spacious floor plans,
private garages and storage on 100 x 100
lot, $325,000. David Moynihan 778-7976.
GULFVIEW LOT 100 x 100 lot with Gulf
views, $79,900. David Moynihan
"The best news
on Anna Maria
NEECY'S CLEANING SERVICE Honest, reliable.
Licensed PCA with excellent references. Homes,
condos, rentals. Senior discount. Free estimates.
Call 756-1474 or 745-5625.
NEED A HAND? Experienced, reliable retiree can
help you around the house with most types of main-
tenance and repair. References available. Call
Michael at 778-7769.
SCRUBBLES PROFESSIONAL CLEANING
Consistent, dependable, friendly. Licensed, bonded,
insured. Free estimates. We'd love to clean for you.
Reasonable rates. Call 779-1326.
"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.
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S9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
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INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installation/
repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. Insured, refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-one year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
HOUSE PAINTING by Henry. Interior/exterior. Call
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. Uc.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
WEEKLY 1BR/1BA AVAILABLE Apr. through Dec.
1998, starting at $300 wk. Includes turnkey furnish-
ings, telephone, cable TV and private parking. Call
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
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 ex-
cellent location, all new furnishings. Totally
equipped; phone, cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel,
fish at your front door. Walk to local shops, restau-
rants. $69 day, $450 wk., $1,600 mo. (941) 778-
1322. Spring rates.
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SEASONAL RENTAL until Feb. 15. 1BR/1BA, fully
furnished, short walk to beach. $550 wk., $1,350 mo.
(941) 778-7045, leave message. Email
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Nice, quiet
first-floor 2BR fully furnished. Walk to beach, restau-
rants, etc. Available Dec., Jan., Apr. No pets/smok-
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. Avail-
able 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.
ON BAY ANNUAL rental 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA
houses 1BR/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.
ANNA MARIA North Shore Drive, Gulfside. 3BR/
2BA house available immediately. Great house and
location. $2,400 mo. Call 778-2541.
AVAILABLE NOV. APR., 1999 2BR/2BA house
newly updated. Washer/dryer, screened porch.
Walk to beach, no pets/smokers. $1,800 mo. (813)
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.
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.
NICE 2BR/2BA steps to beach and shopping.
Couple or single. $650 mo., last, security. Includes
water, garbage. No pets. Call 778-1259.
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.
SEASONAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA, fireplace, fully fur-
nished. $1,750 mo. 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.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR. $675 mo., first, last. One
block to beach. R&B Management 751-2790.
MARTINIQUE NORTH Available Feb. 15, 1999,
two-month minimum. On beach, pool, tennis, ga-
rage, security entrance, elevator, totally refurbished.
$2,700 mo. Call 778-6786.
GULFVIEW EFFICIENCY Annual rental, washer/
dryer, all utilities furnished. $500 mo. Call 778-6050.
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.
VACATION RENTALS Turnkey 1 and 2BR apart-
ments $330 and $390 wk. Across from sandy walk-
ing beach. Some winter/spring dates available. Call
941-778-2374, Almost Beach Apartments.
ANNUAL RENTAL Runaway Bay 2BR/2BA upstairs
unit overlooking pond. Large heated pool, tennis
courts, private fishing dock. $675 mo., first, last, se-
curity deposit required. Available Mar. 1. No pets.
DUPLEX CLOSE TO beach. 2BR/1BA, newly fur-
nished, washer, dryer. No pets, one couple. $900
mo., deposit. Feb., Mar., Apr. Call 792-1104.
GULFFRONT ESTATE with its own tennis court. Enjoy VILLA ON BOATING WATER. Turnkey-furnished 3BR,
fabulous sunsets while tucked away in this very private new kitchen and appliances. New dock and easy access to
location. 3BR/3-1/2B. Beautifully landscaped. $1,250,000. ICW. Pets OK. Tennis and pool. $169,000. Bob Burnett,
Julie DeSear, 794-3041. R25431 387-0048. C26095
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND Key West-style 4BR/3-1/2B
residence. Living room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace.
Separate dining room, master suite with sundeck and hot tub.
$399,000. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R25701
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE. Fronting
Manatee River two-story home filled with
innumerable special touches. $1,750,000.
Jim Brown, 747-1200. R19008
SARASOTA BAY RESIDENCE. 5,992
+/- sq. ft., 4 or 5BR-3-1/2B on over 3/4
acre. Two master bedrooms, art studio,
center-island kitchen, granite counter
tops, marble floors. Boat dock. $895,000.
Don Lewis, 746-3200. R18884
MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE. 4 or 5BR,
completely renovated, wood floors,
crown moldings. Built in 1905. French
doors, fireplace. Spacious family room
overlooks pool, dock, grounds. $575,000.
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R18225
GORGEOUS BAYFRONT UNIT. Totally upgraded including tile,
Berber carpet and appliances. Extended views of the ICW. Heated
pool, tennis. Just steps from the beach. Excellent rental unit,
turkey fumished. $162,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. C26761
TIMBER CREEK. Turkey-furnished
1 BR/1B on ground floor overlooking golf
course. Immediate occupancy. $44,900.
Van Bourgois, 761-0273. C25891
NEAR PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1B home on
13 +/- acres. Can become your dream
home or develop, zoned Al. $298,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R/L68499
BEAUTIFULLY renovated pool home. 3
or 4BR/2B, Mexican tile, wood floor,
privacy fence. Seller will pay $3,000
towards closing costs. Located in
Sarasota. $124,900. Van Bourgois,
BUILD ON THE BRADEN RIVER. Over four
acres of waterfront waiting for you. $215,000.
Debbi Heagerty, 747-9628. R24911
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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NEAR BAY Your own sanctuary in Palma Sola. 3BR/2.5BA, two
greatrooms, fireplace, built-ins, pool. Superb quality and
especially appealing home. $378,000.
ANNA MARIA 212 Palm. 3BR/2BA, furnished. $228,000.
DEEP CANAL 510 59th St., Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA, fireplace,
DUPLEX 405 80th St., Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA
grosses $3,500/mo. seasonally. $189,900. With boatdock.
TRIPLEX 108 9th St. N., Bradenton Beach. 2BR/2BA and two
1BR/1BA each. $149,900.
DUPLEX 100 52nd St. 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA, garage,
LOT SOUTH DR., ANNA MARIA. Deep canalfront $129,900.
EL CONQUISTADOR VILLA 2BR/2BA, pool. $124,900.
MORTON VILLAGE CONDO 2BR/2BA, saunas, pool, exercise.
DIRECT GULFRONT Sun Plaza West 2BR/2BA, luxurious with
secured lobby, elevator, saunas, tennis, heated pool. $320,000.
SUN PLAZA WEST Gulfview 2BR/2BA, turnkey. $175,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB Grand Cayman, 3BR/2BA, garage.
Detached villa, furnished. $169,000.
GULFFRONT 22-unit motel,110 feet on beach. 1.25 acres.
LOT 90 X 100 Gulf Drive $150,000.
ISLAND STYLING SALON Six stations +. $49,000.
5351 GULF DRIVE 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807
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Serving the Island communities for
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DRY WALL, TEXTURE
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Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
I Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
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Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
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"Where detailing is the difference"
Most Cars $49.95 746-5098
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Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Refacing New
Entertainment Centers Formica Wood
REX B. SLIKER 778-7399
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Island owned and operated by Ed Kirn We'll be right over.
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Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!
MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal.size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Please note new phone number:
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
BRADENTON BEACH MOBILE home. Gulfview
2BR/2BA, available Feb., Mar., Apr., May, June. Call
Pat, 778-5297. $1,000 mo.
ANNUAL BAYOU CONDO 2BR/1BA ground-floor
unit. Washer/dryer, dishwasher. City of Anna Maria,
condo approval required, no pets. $665 mo. includes
water and cable. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate
778-2307 for information.
PIRATE'S DEN Tunkey-furnished 1&2BR apart-
ments. Openings after Apr. 1. Also booking for next
season. Call 778-4368.
ADORABLE 3BR/2BA home. Clean, 100 ft. to Gulf or
bay. Available Feb. through Apr. $8,999. CAll 778-
8571 or 748-6774.
ROOMMATE WANTED Spacious 2BR apartment.
Everything beautifully furnished including washer/dryer,
central air/heat, electric, cable, phone, ceiling fans ev-
ery room, four blocks to Gulf or bay. Non smoker. Call
Steve Miller 779-1022. 415 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
ANNUAL ANNA MARIA duplex. 2BR/2BA completely
remodeled. One block to beach, fenced yard, patio.
$700 mo. plus utilities. 778-4837, available now.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT Large 2BR apartment
furnished, next to city pier. Private courtyard, heated
pool, outside patio. Annual $1,295 mo. or monthly
$2,000 mo. Call (941) 778-9188.
CHARMING HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA home
available now for season or annual rental. 200 yards
from beach. $1,700 mo. season, $750 mo. annual.
CHARMING GULFVIEW HOME Two units available
Feb. Apr. 2BR/1BA $1,500 mo., 1BR/1BA $1,200
mo. Call 778-8200.
ANNUAL DUPLEX Cozy 2BR/1 BA, steps to beach in
north Anna Maria. Quiet area perfect for couple or
single. $580 mo. plus utilities. Available Feb. 1.
Washer/dryer, no dogs. 794-7187 pager or (813)
PALMA SOLA BAY canalfront house. 3BR/2BA, two
car garage, dock. $1,200 mo. annual. Call 792-7167.
FULLY FURNISHED 1BR studio apartment in
Holmes Beach, Feb. and/or Mar. $1,500 mo. Call
ONE HALF BLOCK TO BEACH Quiet street, small
pets OK, 1BR apartments, February vacancy. Also
booking 1999. $1,175 mo. plus tax. Call 778-2039.
ANNUAL NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3BR/2.5BA,
1,500 sq. ft. condo townhouse. Two-car garage, pool.
Non smoking. $1,100 mo. Also annual, nice 2BR/2BA
villa, sundeck, cathedral ceilings, central AC. Good lo-
cation, no pets, non smoking. $800 mo. with garage,
$700 without. Call Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
THE BEST 2BR/1BA on the Island for the money!
Annual unfurnished 2BR/1BA recently renovated.
Near beach beautiful! $700 mo., first, last, security.
Available Feb. 15. No pets, non smokers preferred.
779-2056 or (305) 745-8913 collect.
MARCH 2BR/1 BA close to beach. Private, nice home.
$2,200 includes utilities and tax. Call 778-5350.
LOVELY GULFVIEWS FROM bedroom, living room,
screened porch and kitchen. 2BR/1BA upstairs. 104
31st Street. Available now through Apr. Everything
furnished. $1,600 mo. 778-6050, leave message.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL turnkey-furnished
ground-floor 1BR apartment, 100 yards to Gulf. Call
3BR HOME ACROSS from beach. Recently remod-
eled, carport, washer, dryer, dishwasher. Annual
rental $850 mo. (941) 859-2857.
HOLMES BEACH Great location, 2BR/1BA ground-
level duplex. $650 mo. annual rental. First, last, $325
security deposit. Call 795-7805.
VACATION RENTAL 300 ft. to beach. 2BR turnkey,
available now. $500 wk., $1,200-$1,500 mo. Call
778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
SEASONAL RENTAL Coral Shores updated 2BR/
2BA on canal with dock and fenced yard. Will accept
pets. Monthly or weekly. Owner/Realtor 387-0533.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT in Holmes
Beach. 500 sq. ft. Call for details, 778-3924 or
778-4461 ask for Dennis.
DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
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HOLMES BEACH north end. Quiet location, 3BR/
2BA with glass lanai and pool. Lots of tile. No Real-
tors. $174,900. Call 778-0463.
OPEN HOUSE 1-4 DAILY Waterfront showplace 2-years
new. Spacious 4BR/4BA, cathedral ceilings, spa, boat
dock, many extras. Appraised at $525,000. Offered below
appraisal. Ted E. Davis, licensed real estate broker/owner.
130 Hammock Rd., Anna Maria FL. 778-6155.
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.
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A T i C d
ANNA MARIA Corner building lot approximately
50x100. If you like great views of Tampa Bay and St.
Pete, and serene beach and fishing activities, this lot
is for you. Reduced. $99,500. Call (941) 778-5842,
ask for Walt.
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, den, fireplace, caged
pool. Deep-water canal. Foley, owner/broker.
$179,000. Call 383-5474.
GULF CONDO 2BR/1BA $150,000. Financing
available. Call (800) 824-0142.
CUTE HOLMES BEACH duplex. 1BR/1BA each
side. One half blocks to beach. $132,500 by owner.
KEY ROYALE 608 Hampshire. Sparkling 3BR/2BA,
golf course frontage, grand canal rear. Large
screened lanai. $269,000. By owner. Call 778-3367.
LOT FOR SALE Newton Lane, Anna Maria. Gulf
view, 178x152x148. $175,000. Call (614) 866-4244.
MOTEL AND EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS for sale in
new Bradenton Beach Historic District near beach and
pier. Excellent history, clientele and income. $825,000
with owner-financing possible. Call 778-0212.
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, broker protected.
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.
3BR/2BA SINGLE-FAMILY home, central Holmes
Beach location. Fruit trees. Close to beach, deeded
boat dock. Owner/Realtor. $174,900. Call 778-0159.
PERICO BAY CLUB villa reduced. Now only
$125,000. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, end villa. Call
Marilyn Trevethan 778-6066, Island Real Estate.
PERICO BAY BAYFRONT condos. 3BR/2BA
$189,900 and 2BR/2BA $146,000. Call Marilyn
Trevethan 778-6066, Island Real Estate.
SPACIOUS HOME ON DEEP WATER 4-5BR home
with direct ICW access. Dock with lift, short walk to
beach. Perfect home for a large family. $399,000.
Bob Burnett, Michael Saunders & Co., Licensed Real
Estate Broker, 387-0048.
3BR VILLA ON BOATING WATER 3BR/2BA villa
with loads of upgrades including new appliances and
new dock. Close to beach and shopping. Pool, ten-
nis. $169,000. Bob Burnett, Michael Saunders & Co.,
Licensed Real Estate Broker, 387-0048.
ISLAND BAYFRONT CONDO Gorgeous 2BR/2BA
totally-upgraded unit directly overlooking ICW. Turn-
key furnished, pool, tennis. Great rental, steps to
beach. $162,000. Bob Burnett, Michael Saunders &
Co., Licensed Real Estate Broker, 387-0048.
MOTEL FOR SALE in Bradenton Beach's Historic
Old Town near beach and pier. $850,000 with owner
financing possible. Call (941) 778-0212.
VACANT LOT NORTH LONGBOAT KEY Build your
dream home on this estate-size lot (20,000 sq. ft.)
west of Gulf of Mexico Dr. Just steps to the beach.
$221,000. Bob Burnett, Michael Saunders & Co., Li-
censed Real Estate Broker, 387-0048.
PALMA SOLA BOULEVARD Bayfront Mediterra-
nean on two lots. 5BR/5.5BA, 6,500 +/- sq. ft. living,
9,300 total sq. ft. Six-car garage, triple pool, three-
stories with glass elevator, 24K gold fixtures, lots of
marble, three-zoned, air/heat, etc. Magnificent!
$790,000 OBO. Terms by owner, (941) 795-4432.
2BR/2BA FURNISHED HOME one and one half blocks
from beach. Fruit trees, small tool shed with yard tools,
turnkey ready. $175,000. Owner 778-4186.
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.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT ground-level 3BR/
2BA, nearly 2,000 sq. ft. living area, two-car garage.
$225,000. Fred or Brenda Katz 778-7980, Towne
and Shore Realty.
TRADE FOR ISLAND HOME Exclusive and pan-
oramic New Mexico view home. 4BR/2BA, pool. One
and one half acres. Fax/phone (760) 251-1314.
624 FOXWORTH Key Royale. 3BR/2.5BA split design.
Newly remodeled, 2,640 sq. ft. under roof. Drive by.
ISLAND TRIPLEX 2BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA and effi-
ciency. Turnkey furnished, large lot, many extras.
Water view, walk to beach. Asking $276,900, make
offer. Call 778-5057.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Very nice 4BR/4BA, central
heat/air, steps to beach. $138,500. Owner 778-1259.
FOURPLEX 300 ft. to public beach. Three 2BR, one
1 BR, ground floor, close to everything, good income.
108 39th Street. $320,000.
BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA. Can't afford it would like
someone to buy part. Open to suggestions. Value
$350,000 +/- $50,000. Call 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
TIME SHARE Five weeks on beach. Not in a high
rise. I live her, want to sell. One half price. Call 778-
4523 or (800) 977-0803.
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use of ceramic tile. 54-foot dock and new boat lift with
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have a charming 2BR/2BA home with spacious
living room, screened porch and open design. All
living area and kitchen view the Gulf. Turnkey
property is nicely maintained and ready for
occupancy. Reduced. $459,500!
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area, formal dining room. $749,900.
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Direct Gulffront 2BR,2BA condo. Furnished
top-floor corner unit. Panoramic Gull view. Fantas-
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Feels like home when you enter the loyer.
Beautiful wood everywhere, brick fireplace and
generous sized rooms. Large lot for the Island.
Charming 3BR/2BA waterfront home across from golf
course. Large dock, deep water. Large sunny Flonda
room with lovely water view. $375,000.
2 BR'2BA, new kitchen cabinets, tile floors and newer
carpet. Great Florida room and screen room.
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3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE. INC.
NEAT ISLAND GEM with furnished guest
quarters, attached garage, fireplace, Florida
room, room for pool and near Gulf. $173,900.
Call Tony Tiberini at 778-2261.
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ELEGANT ISLAND PARADISE HOME 3BR/
1.5BA, in-ground pool, boat slip, one-car at-
tached garage. Possible owner financing.
$149,900. Call Tony Tiberini 778-2261.
ALL AGES, GREAT PRICE No age restriction.
Perfect location. End unit. 2BR/1BA villa with
large glass-enclosed lanai and carport too!
$45,000. Call Noreen Roberts at 778-2261.
LONGBOAT KEY DUPLEX on quiet street has BEACH AREA SINGLE FAMILY HOME Immaculate
deeded access to nearby beach. Each side has 2BR, 3BR/2.5BA patio pool home with two-car detached
one with laundry facilities. Private patio and carport. garage. Extended "good morning room" area off
$169,000. Call Bob or Penny Hall at 778-2261. kitchen. $165,000. Call Rose Schnoerr at 778-2261.
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INCREDIBLE VIEW IN PERICO BAY Lovely, PERICO BAY CLUB Second-floor Sandpiper model
downstairs 2BR/2BA in guard-gated community. with lovely lake view. 2BR/2BA open plan. New
Heated pools, spas, tennis and nature-lovers walk- ceramic tile and wall coverings. Spotless, shows like
ways. $114,900. Call Susan Hollywood 778-2261. a model. $101,500. Call Lynn English at 778-2261.
Piroska Kallay Gary Larison Laura McGeary Emily Romer Noreen Roberts Sheila Kidd Harry Rosenbloom Doug Newcomer Rita Satnick Jan A. Schmidt Rose Schnoarr Walt Schnoerr
Budapest, Hungary Sheridan, MO Buffalo, NY Coldwater, OH Cleveland, OH Middletown, OH Bryn Mauer, PA Missouri Texas Kansas City, MO Ohio Ohio
Ann Arbor, MI
Bob & Penny Hall
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TERRA CEIA 2BR/2BA Condo on
golf course, three-month minimum.
$1,800 per month furnished.
COUNTRY VILLAGE 1BR/1BA
Condo two-month min. $1,100. Per
Call Emily Romer at
LA PLAYA 2BR/1BA Condo on the beach will
take weekly rentals or monthly rate. $3,130 per
month and $950 per week, fumished.
LONGBOAT KEY 3BR/3BA Single-family
home on the beach one month minimum.
$4,500 per month fumished.
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA single-family
home on a canal, two-car garage. $2,000 per
Call Emily Romer at 778-9611.
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These associates know well the meaning of success ... all have produced over $1 million in 1997 helping to make yet
another banner year for Island Real Estate. The continued success of our associates and company is a direct result of
our business philosophy which is to provide the best in customer service. That, along with over 100 years combined
experience, helps to make Island Real Estate the leader in Anna Maria Island property sales year after year.
We congratulate and support our associates and look forward to achieving even greater goals in 1998.
SEASIDE GARDENS waterfront villa in quiet, pri- CANALFRONT HOME with dock has great po-
vate, yet friendly area. Low maintenance fee, private tential! 2BR/2BA with family room, eat in
dock, covered patio and two-car carport. 2BR/2BA kitchen, large master bedroom with cedar-lined
with enclosed entry and utility room. $115,000. closets and garage. $209,000.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA canalfront home recently re- ISLAND ELEVATED HOME on large lot close
modeled with private backyard, wraparound deck and to everything! 3BR/2BA with room to park four
meticulous landscaping. 2BR/2BA, garage and more! cars! $208,000.
Mint condition! Reduced to $249,900.
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DIRECT BAYFRONT luxury home with caged
cocktail pool, boat dock with davits and gourmet
VERY UNIQUE Island elevated home with oak,
tile and hardwood floors, fabulous propane grill
and meticulous landscaping. 3BR/2BA and over
1,700 sq. ft.! $236,000.
CANALFRONT HOME with pool, dock, grand
foyer with waterfall and more! $595,000.
PERFECT ISLAND LIVING! Gorgeous panoramic
views of Tampa Bay from this custom-built home with
open-floor plan, light and airy accents, water views
from every window! $397,500.
ISLAND DUPLEX in Holmes Beach, 1BR/1BA TOP-FLOOR END UNIT in Mariners Cove. PERICO BAY CLUB Immaculate end villa with READY TO BUILD? Several prime Island lots
each side with carports and picnic areas. Shell Light and bright with cathedral ceilings, wet bar, private sun deck. 2BR/2BA, one-car garage, in- available both on and off water from $59,900.
drive and enclosed laundry area. $159,900. fireplace, eat-in kitchen and great views of the sulated blinds and security shutters. Close to pool
Intracoastal! $289,900. and spa. $127,900.
ISLAND CHARM 2BR/2BA home offers much! ISLAND GEM! Large home has a real "beachy" CUSTOM-BUILT WATERFRONT home in se-
Beautiful tropical landscaping, boat space and feel! 4BR/2BA with large screened lanai, wood dudedarea. Features includewraparoundscreenedand
dock available. $161,900. deck, outdoor shower and more! Beautiful open decking, paver-brick walk and driveways,
landscaping tops it off! $279,500. two-story coral fireplace and much more! $525,000.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! Large Is-
land duplex completely renovated recently! 2BR/
2BA each side with garages and carports, shell
drive and open porches on both sides. $194,900.
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