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The Anna Maria Island Bridge will remain in place but will receive $1.3 million in improvements within the next year. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jack Elka
10-year battle against megabridge to Island finally ends
By Paul Roat
Whoever said you can't fight city hall and you es-
pecially can't successfully fight the Florida Department
of Transportation was wrong.
In the fracas since the beginning, with money and
a husband attorney that launched the first complaint,
Bunny Garst reacted to the news that the replacement
bridge has been canceled: "Hot dog! (pause) Wow!
(another pause) That's wonderful. That's really won-
DOT officials agreed Monday, Feb. 2, to surrender
the battle to build a replacement megabridge to the Is-
land at Manatee Avenue, opting to repair the 40-year-
"The DOT has announced its decision to accept an
administrative law judge's recommendation to cancel
the replacement of the Anna Maria Island Bridge,"
DOT spokesman Gene O'Dell said.
The $15.9 million earmarked for planning, design
and construction to build the new fixed-span, 78-foot-
Holmes Beach mayoral candidate and long-
time Islander Lou Fiorentino, 54, was found dead
by friends Tuesday afternoon in his home with a cup
of coffee and the Boston Globe at his side.
At presstime, no cause of death had been re-
leased but officials did not suspect foul play.
Fiorentino was a popular and colorful Islander
who moved here more than 20 years ago from
Boston. He was a well known bartender on the Is-
land and was devoted to sports, with nearly 20
years devotion to the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center as a Little League coach.
It was partly his interest in providing a regu-
lation soccer and Babe Ruth baseball field that
caused him to seek public office and, in typical
Fiorentino style, his decision was not half-hearted
he declared his intent to run for mayor.
Arrangements are to be announced at a later date.
high bridge will be returned to the state bridge fund for
use elsewhere in Florida.
O'Dell said in his memory only one other bridge
in the region has been canceled the Cortez Bridge,
which was also the focus of intense citizen opposition
for its one-time replacement plan until DOT relented
in 1992 and agreed to repair the span.
It seems DOT doesn't get its way on projects
around Anna Maria Island.
"We hoped the new secretary of DOT would bring
some logic and wisdom to the department," Save Anna
Maria President Joy Courtney said, "and I feel he has."
SAM is a citizen group that has opposed the new
bridge construction. It was fed with donations from
members, plenty of yard sales and a bogus "sale" of
How it all began
Monday's decision ended 10 years of bridge wran-
gling. DOT officials began talking about building a
replacement for the current bridge linking the mainland
with Holmes Beach in 1988. In 1992, following ap-
proval by the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization, plans for the new bridge were more or
Originally proposed as a pair of two-lane bridges,
DOT officials eventually agreed to withdraw plans for
four lanes and the second span. They engineered in-
stead a single-span, two-lane bridge with safety lanes
and a sidewalk.
The bridge would have been about 20 feet south of
the existing bridge and 3,372 feet long 243 feet
longer than the current structure and about 54 feet
wide, including two "travel" lanes, two 10-foot-wide
emergency lanes and a six-foot-wide sidewalk on one
side. The current bridge is 37 feet wide.
The structure would have a center clearance of 65
feet at the channel passing under the bridge on the
PLEASE SEE MEGABRIDGE, NEXT PAGE
Mayor: cell suit settlement
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner has writ-
ten a proposal for a settlement of GTE's and Smith
Realtors' lawsuit with the city.
GTE and Smith sued the city, VanWagoner and the
city's two building officials in October because of
VanWagoner's refusal to sign GTE's site plan for a
ccllulji phone tower. The tower, to be constructed at
Smith Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive, was approved by
the city commission in August.
"About to leave office, I have no motive except to
leave the city as free of controversy and complications
as I can see a route to do so," VanWagoner said. "I
honestly believe this proposal gives something to ev-
eryone and an opportunity for cooperation rather than
According to VanWagoner's proposal:
The city will approve a special exception/site
plan for a similar tower to that approved by the com-
mission in August. However, the tower will be lo-
cated on city property behind the Anna Maria Fire
Station, will be camouflaged and will be set back the
distance of its height.
PLEASE SEE SUIT, PAGE 3
SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinio ns ................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Announcements .................................... 10
Island Poet ................. .................. 11
Stir-it-up .................................... ...... 17
Streetlife ....................................... ..... 21
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 26
Real estate ................. ............................ 28
Crossword puzzle..................... .................. 36
FEBRUARY 4, 1998
[i PAGE 2 0 FEBRUARY 4, 1998 1 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
MEGABRIDGE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Intracoastal Waterway. The roadway itself would be
about 78 feet high at its peak. The bridge would have
a four-percent grade.
The current bridge would have been demolished
once the new megabridge was built.
Islanders objected to the megabridge due to its
height and impact to the environment. They argued that
the mega structure would not be in keeping with the
character of the Island with building height restrictions
of 38 feet.
Only the Martinique condominium, with six sto-
ries, would be as tall as the 78-foot-high bridge.
The towering structure would also put an end to
bridge fishing, presently enjoyed by many on the ex-
The destruction of several acres of seagrass was
shown to have an adverse impact on the water quality
of Anna Maria Sound.
The argument turned personal between many Island-
ers and David May, then district head of DOT. May came
to an Island officials' meeting and in spite of residents'
pleadings and city resolutions opposing the megabridge,
boldly announced, "We will build that bridge."
Following many meetings with the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection, numerous hearings
at the MPO, pleadings and objections to DOT's plans
and on-site meetings with DEP and DOT, SAM suc-
cessfully filed for an administrative hearing on the
bridge replacement in 1995.
The hearing was separated into two parts envi-
ronmental aspects of the proposed bridge, and DOT's
planning of the structure. They were conducted in
Sarasota, Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach over the
course of 12 days in December 1995-January 1996.
SAM was represented by attorneys David Levin
and Andrew Fritsch with the Sarasota law firm of Icard,
Merrill, Cullis, Furen and Ginsberg. DOT and DEP
were represented by a battery of attorneys and a score
of expert witnesses.
Holmes Beach resident, not yet mayor, Bob
VanWagoner was involved in the case as an individual
When the hearings concluded, Meale drafted ex-
tensive findings of fact regarding the megabridge in
both environmental and planning cases. He also
reached the same conclusion in both cases:
The bridge should not be built.
The following are some of the findings Meale
reached after the hearings.
"The Florida Department of Transportation has so
poorly addressed the various provisions of the state
comprehensive plan that the decision to replace the
Anna Maria Island Bridge is illegal, arbitrary and an
abuse of discretion.
"The planning process conducted by DOT and its
consultants is characterized by repeated failures to col-
lect vital data, routine disregard or misanalysis of ex-
isting data and ongoing resistance to meaningful citi-
zen involvement in the planning of this project."
"DOT never determined the extent to which sedi-
ments at the existing bridge may have been contami-
nated over the years by stormwater-borne heavy met-
als or oil and grease.
"The draft report [by the DOT to substantiate the
need for the bridge] incorrectly identifies the Class II water
surrounding the Anna Maria Island Bridge as Class III
waters, although the draft report correctly notes that these
waters are Outstanding Florida Waters. But the omissions
in the draft report are more significant. The draft report
omits any mention of manatee or the seagrass located
under what would be the new bridge. The draft report does
not discuss the effects of shading, water transparency and
water depth on seagrasses.
"The draft report neglects to discuss the discour-
aging effects on bicyclists, pedestrians and fishers of
using a single six-foot sidewalk running up a four per-
cent grade to a final height of 75 feet over the water."
"The proposed bridge would permanently destroy
two and 1/2 acres of seagrass and temporarily destroy
two acres of seagrass. Proposed mitigation is vague,
contingent and ultimate illusory.
"The proposed bridge would adversely affect the
conservation of fish and wildlife, adversely affect navi-
gation on the Intracoastal Waterway for tall-masted
boats and adversely affect fishing and recreation.
"The reasons for the proposed bridge are insub-
stantial. The Anna Maria Island Bridge has not proved
unsafe for more than 37 years. Collisions on the bridge
approaches are 50 percent more numerous than on the
bridge itself. The drawbridge has not been a material
cause of collisions on the bridge and bridge ap-
proaches, and the fixed-span, high-level bridge there-
fore would probably not reduce the number of colli-
sions in this area.
DOT claims that the Anna Maria Island Bridge is
functionally obsolete in large part due to the absence
of shoulders on the bridge. Although the safety of a
road segment is enhanced by the presence of break-
down lanes, the added margin of safety is not as great
as DOT implies in this case.
"The proposed bridge would effectively close the
Intracoastal Waterway at Sarasota Pass to a growing
number of sailboats with masts higher than 65 feet.
"There is absolutely no evidence in the record
suggesting the Anna Maria Island Bridge is structurally
deficient. General experience suggests that a bridge of
this type and vintage should have needed to be rehabili-
tated at 20 years; yet,  years later, still without such
a rehabilitation, the Anna Maria Island Bridge remains
in good condition.
"Treatment of manatees in the planning process was
inadequate. At no time did any consultant address that the
wider-spanned bridge pilings would allow shallow-draft
boats to bypass the channel in going under the bridge,
thereby threatening manatees feeding in shallow water and
destroying seagrasses by propeller scarring.
Then came the orders
Meale's recommended orders were greatly diluted
when both DEP and DOT secretaries wrote the final
word on the megabridge. However, both DEP Secre-
tary Virginia Wetherell and DOT Secretary Thomas
Barry rejected the big bridge, Wetherell for environ-
mental reasons, Barry for planning goofs.
The last word
From DOT's O'Dell: "We have abandoned the
From MPO Executive Director Mike Guy: "This
project is dead."
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Shell ban signs up in Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
By Andrew White
Did you know that the city of Anna Maria has a shell
ban ordinance limiting the amount of live sea shells that
can be taken from local beaches?
If you didn't, you are not alone.
Since the ban was passed no signs have been posted
to notify the public. It seems no one is quite sure who's
responsibility it is to pay for the signage. Currently the
issue has been delegated to the Keep Manatee Beautiful
"It's the merry runaround," said Commissioner Elaine
Burkly," Because the state legislature passed it, everyone
thinks the state should pay. The state says the county
should pay and the county isn't doing it."
Resident Charlie Cuniff says he's seen people violat-
ing the shell ban without knowing there was a limit on live
sea shells. He has addressed the commission on the shell
ban issue several times. Cuniff wants the signs up and has
gone on record saying he will pay for the first sign.
Each sign will cost approximately $50.
It is not just the cost that concerns'the city. Some com-
mission members are bothered by the number of signs
already up within city limits.
"Last time I counted there were 27 signs at the en-
trance to the city," said Commissioner Robert McElheny.
"I find it ironic that Keep Manatee Beautiful is sponsor-
ing this and all it is going to do is pollute the road with
another sign that nobody reads."
While McElheny is not against the signs, he is not
very optimistic about the effect it will have on beachgoers.
He is more concerned about sign pollution in Anna Maria.
"We need one more sign on that street like we need
a hole in the head." McElheny said.
While one sign at the entrance to the city does not
seem practical, posting signs at each of the city's beach
accesses is a financial commitment the city does not want
The final decision was to put up two shell ban signs,
one at each of the most popular beach areas.
All Island cities lobbied successfully for a ban on live
shellfish harvesting more than two years ago, eventually
receiving the blessing of state officials. Prohibited is the
taking of more than two live shellfish.
Bradenton Beach Sgt.
John Cosby proves the
point of signage in the
city be sure to heed
the admonition not to
park at Cortez Beach or
face a fine. The beach
parking area is off limits
for tractor trailer rigs,
recreational vehicles and
other large motor
vehicles, and police.are
enforcing the law with a
S Photo.: Paul Roat
The approval will processed within 30 days of
submission. After permitting is completed, the plain-
tiffs will withdraw their lawsuit, with prejudice.
GTE will retain title to the tower for five years
then it will be transferred to the city. After the transfer,
GTE and other providers located on the tower will pay
rent to the city.
The tower will be removed when the same service
can be provided by using less obtrusive antennas.
For the first five years of the contract, GTE and
the city will each pay $10,000 annually to Smith Re-
The first $50,000 of the rent paid to the city af-
ter it retains title to the tower will be returned to the
city's reserve fund to defray the costs of the payments
to Smith Realtors. After that, all rental fees will be put
in a special fund for the preservation and improvement
of the park area behind city hall or the acquisition of
land for small mini-parks.
After the original resolution to approve the
tower's construction and GTE's withdrawal of its law-
suit, Joan Perry will withdraw her mandamus suit
against the city.
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2/10, 9 a.m., Commission work session
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2/12, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment (tentative)
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BM PAGE 4 0 FEBRUARY 4, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
58th Street to be permanently closed
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Commission voted to va-
cate 58th Street between Marina and Flotilla Drives.
'The street will be part of the site of the new city
hall complex. The commission directed Police Chief
Jay Romine to close the street to traffic.
City' Attorney Patricia Petruff advised going
through the vacation procedure so there's no question
about the action.
Commissioner Luke Courtney said the city does
not have procedures to vacate property in its land de-
velopment code. Petruff said although it's not in the
code, the city has the right to close it with proper no-
tice and a public hearing.
"Chapter 166 of the Florida Statutes gives munici-
palities the power to vacate streets," Petruff explained.
"Unfortunately it does not provide any specific proce-
dures for doing that."
She said specific procedures for counties to vacate
streets are in Chapter 336 of the Florida Statues and
those can be used by the city.
Courtney said the action should be completed by
ordinance rather that by resolution.
Historical society offers $500 scholarship
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society is offer-
ing a $500 scholarship to a 1998 graduate of a Mana-
tee County high school.
The applicant must:
Live in one of the three Island cities.
Have an accumulative grade point average
(weighted) of 2.5 for a community college or 3.0 for a
four-year college or university.
Plan to major in humanities/social sciences with
a focus on some aspect of history.
Plan on being a full-time student taking 12 or
more credit hours.
The application must include a copy of the
Arts and crafts show
Artistry and food will be features of the
third annual Anna Maria Island Arts & Crafts
Show Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7 and 8.
The show will be at the field behind city
hall, 5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. It will
open at 10 a.m. both days, closing at 5 p.m.
Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.
Fine artists and crafts people from around the
U.S. and Canada will show their artistry at the
event, said Rhonda Hammond of Community
Affairs Art and Craft Shows. For more informa-
tion, call 964-1457.
may help Island
By Paul Roat
A federal requirement for new home construction
that often puts older homes in canyons adjacent to tow-
ering new houses on barrier islands has been addressed
on Longboat Key. The solution could solve a problem
that is slowly developing on the Island.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has
required that all new home construction on barrier islands,
or any reconstruction that is more than half the value of a
house, be elevated about 11 feet off the ground. The rule
also applies to new construction in flood-prone or low-
lying zones on the mainland near rivers or bays.
Elevation is federally required to minimize flood
impacts during storms.
The problem is when larger "trophy homes" are
built in areas where more modest, single-story houses
flourish. The large houses can block light and dimin-
ish air flow in a neighborhood and create a canyon ef-
fect for established housing.
Enter Longboat Key's solution.
The town commission adopted an ordinance last
summer that calls for new houses to "maintain an ap-
propriate balance for the scale of buildings." Called a
daylight plane, the new home must fit into a cone based
on an angle as drawn from the required setbacks. The
angle varies dependent on the width of the lot, from a
65-degree angle for 50-foot-wide lots to a 50-degree
angle for lots that are 100 feet wide.
Exempt from the calculations are chimneys, some
roof overhangs, TV antennas. The ordinance only ap-
plies to single family homes.
"I think it's a good ordinance," said Tom Eatman,
architect with the Bradenton Beach firm of Eatman &
Smith. "It helps brings the new housing into scale with
student's high school transcript and SAT or ACT
scores, two references with one from a teacher, and a
one-to-two page essay describing the student's interest
in history and future aspirations in the field.
The application deadline is April 1 and applications
are available at the Anna Maria Island Museum, 402 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. The museum is open Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday form 10 a.m. to 4
"This commission has stated that a resolution can't
be questioned by the people under the referendum pro-
cedures and I don't want to do anything that will cir-
cumvent the will of the people," he said.
Commissioners agreed, with an exception from
"I don't think that's the place for the building,"
Resident Billie Martini objected to the vacation.
"People who live east of Flotilla Drive will have only
two evacuation options," Martini pointed out. "One option
is through Seaside Gardens, which floods and will be tied
up by people who live there. The second option is through
56th Street, which is a very bad traffic area."
Martini said 56th Street will also be congested with
people trying to remove their boats from Captains Marina.
"I think closing 58th Street is absolutely ridiculous,"
she continued. "There's a lot of area where city hall can
be built without putting people's lives in jeopardy."
Courtney noted that the new city hall parking lots
will be open from Flotilla to Marina Drives and resi-
dents can evacuate through them.
A public hearing on the vacation is set for 7 p.m.
on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
Monday's weird, wicked
winds and waves
wreaked minor havoc on
Portions of the Island
..." but generally left things
.~- u- unharmed. One casualty
-- . was this Holmes Beach
bayfront dock. As the
east winds strengthened
during the day, waves
piled up until the dock
was, well, gone. Most of
t the planking was re-
trievedfrom the bay and
. the dock's owner hopes
the lumber will be
,-' _- Photos: David Futch
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 4, 1998 0 PAGE 5 B
Bradenton Beach Festival this weekend
A parade, nearly continuous live entertainment,
venders selling food and other goodies and a whole lot
of fun are in store for visitors and residents to
Bradenton Beach this weekend.
This year's event begins Saturday with a parade
from Herb Dolan Park, 25th Street and Avenue A.
Staging begins at 9:30 a.m. with the parade beginning
at 10. The parade will travel down Avenue C, then onto
Gulf Drive to Bridge Street, where the marchers will
peel off while motorized units continue south to Co-
The Bradenton Beach Festival itself will take place
at Bridge Street, which will be closed to.vehicular traf-
fic both days. Event organizer Sandy Greiner said be-
sides the continuous live music there will be strolling
clowns and entertainers, a wide selection of food, fine
arts exhibits, arts and crafts and historical reenact-
There will also be a student art contest at the Pines
Free parking is available at Coquina Beach, with a
shuttle running back and forth between the parking lots
and Bridge Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
Highlight of Saturday's festivities will be a street
dance from 7:30-10 p.m.
The festival will take place Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 11 p.m.; Sunday's events will start at 10 a.m. and
conclude at 6 p.m.
Events Saturday, Feb. 7
10 a.m. Grand Opening Festival Parade
11 a.m. Student art awards
Noon Christian Power Twins
1 p.m. Dream Catcher Cloggers
1:30-3:30 p.m. Dan Crawford
2 p.m. Dream Catcher Cloggers
4 p.m. Dream Catcher Cloggers
5 p.m. Christain Power Twins
6:30 -7:30 p.m.
Anna Maria String Band
Lee's White Leopard Kung Fu
Bradenton Beach Festival Street
Dance featuring Strato Cats
Events Sunday, Feb. 8
10 a.m. Festival Opening Center Stage
Noon-2:30 p.m. Ray Procella
Noon Sunshine Express Cloggers
1:30 p.m. Sunshine Express Cloggers
2:30 p.m. Sunshine Express Cloggers
2-2:45 p.m. Palmetto Baptist Church Choir
3:30-6 p.m. Bobby G Band
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No reimbursement for travel for Commissioner Goodchild
By Paul Roat
Miscommunication appears to have cost Commis-
sioner Dan Goodchild $279.
SThe Bradenton Beach city commissioner was told
by his peers he'll have to "eat" the money he had put
out for airfare to a national hurricane conference in
Virginia later this year. Why?
Goodchild was the city liaison to all things hurri-
cane related last year. During budget talks last summer,
it was decided that three people from Bradenton Beach
would attend the national conference Goodchild, as
commission liaison, Building Official Bill Sanders and
Bradenton Beach Police Sgt. John Cosby.
December rolled around, and Goodchild noted that
the conference was ending just before the Easter holi-
day, a very intensive flight period. He booked a non-
transferable flight up and back using his personal credit
card, since the rate was cheaper, then applied for reim-
bursement by the city.
However, with a change in mayor in December
came a change in liaison duties, and Mayor Connie
Drescher decided emergency operations was one of the
tasks she would oversee.
"If I had known that there would be any problem
with all of this," Goodchild told the commission, "I
would have brought it up at the next commission meet-
ing. However, this had already been brought up to the
commission twice before and approved both times, so
I didn't feel that it was necessary to bring it up again."
Drescher said she believed all commissioners should
have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of emer-
gency management practices and, as mayor, thought she
was best suited to attend the conference since she said
Goodchild had already attended similar seminars.
"I cannot justify the city reimbursing Dan," she said.
"Normal procedures were not followed," Vice
Mayor John Chappie said, referring to commission
authorization before any travel by commissioners or
staff is approved. "That's the bottom line certain
procedures have to be followed."
"I do not believe Dan should be exposed to such a
financial loss," Commissioner Gail Cole said.
"I believe what happened was an honest mistake
and Dan should not be put out from it," Cosby said.
Former Commissioner Charlie Grace, who was on
the board during the discussions last year, said "my
recollection was that it was discussed that Dan, the
building official and Sgt. Cosby would go to the con-
ference. I feel we made a commitment at that time and
we should not stick somebody with this expense."
"We have to let it be known that Sgt. Cosby does
not run the commission or this town," resident
Eileen Suhre said. "The city should not be held re-
sponsible for this expense."
Cole made a motion to reimburse Goodchild for the
ticket expense, which failed with Gopdchild not voting.
Florida law requires elected officials to abstain from vot-
ing on issues that would accrue a financial benefit to them,
as the ticket reimbursement would have done.
The city went $2,648 over the budgeted $2,500 last
fiscal year on travel for commissioners and clerk
schooling. Goodchild's travel budget was $3,392;
Grace spent $1,399; Chappie $225; and Drescher $131.
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EI PAGE 6 0 FEBRUARY 4, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
It's like you've been told for so long you're wrong,
and finally they say you were right. Sort of.
Our first article on the bridge, "Bridge brouhaha,"
appeared in our very first issue, Nov. 25, 1992.
We came out in opposition to the bridge in a Jan.
14, 1993, editorial following the Florida Department of
Transportation's phony, er, public hearings at the
Manatee County Commission chambers.
There we saw the pleas and arguments of Island-
ers opposed to the bridge blatantly ignored and
snubbed by DOT officials, the highest ranking of
whom jabbered in the hallway with underlings.
The hearings were an insult. And Islanders opposed
to the bridge suffered insult after insult from DOT along
the way, over the course of the next five years.
The best news was that of the district secretary's
resignation. At least with him gone, the personal ven-
detta was over. He had finger-pointed his way into dis-
favor on Anna Maria and bluntly refused to listen to
arguments against the megabridge.
Meanwhile, over the course of these five argumen-
tative years, the engineering studies and planning con-
tinued. DOT paid an estimated $3 million for a bridge
that isn't going to be built.
It seemed for a time that The Islander Bystander
was the "Lone Ranger" opposed to the megabridge.
Even the editorial staff did not agree, but publisher's
opinion prevails here.
Allow us to quote from that 1993 editorial: "The
overwhelming passion of the opponents of the
megabridge is that it would overwhelm, overshadow
and forever change the character of our Island commu-
nity.... Isn't the character of the Island, its essence, the
primary reason we all live here?"
So, it's over. We won, but not on the merits of pre-
serving our character. We got smart and played their
game, fighting the bridge on the merits of the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection's permitting
criteria instead. Seagrass. Manatees. Water turbidity.
Runoff. And DOT's phony hearings.
Put aside the threat that DOT is allocating "our
bridge funding" to other projects in the state. That's
good news considering there were 60 bridges ahead of
ours on the priority list, when suddenly (following can-
cellation of the Cortez bridge replacement) the bridge
at Manatee Avenue was thrust to the top of the list.
Start to focus instead on the Palma Sola Causeway,
where DOT is spending $4-plus million to widen two
small bridges, add sidewalks, safety lanes and a bike
That's a separate project, says DOT spin doctor
Gene O'Dell. But O'Dell also says, "It was part of the
hearings for the megabridge replacement."
Look out, Anna Maria.
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Citizen thanks city officials
My wife and I would like to thank all the offi-
cials of Anna Maria City for the fine job they did this
A special thanks to the mayor and city clerk, the
public works engineer, and Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe,
who is the only full-time commissioner we have.
We're also thankful that Max Znika will be the
second full-time commissioner of Anna Maria.
John and Barbara Bacich, Anna Maria City
Re: that 40-cent tipper
in Anna Maria
Proper tipping protocol for bar or food tabs is
generally 15 percent of the total tab, more if war-
ranted. If John O'Rourke and his wife are so cheap
that they are forced to leave a 40-cent tip on an $8.75
bar tab, then they should stay home during happy
hour and stay away from full-service restaurants al-
Not only was O'Rourke crass enough to com-
plain about a happy hour bar tab of $8.75 at Eddie
B's in Anna Maria City, he was witless enough to
boast in his letter to the editor about leaving a whop-
ping 40-cent tip, presumably in protest of the prices.
On an island where many locals depend on the res-
taurant economy, it's people such as O'Rourke that we
can gladly do without. I hope he never comes to the
restaurant where I work.
Anne Baxter, Bradenton Beach
Hover elsewhere than
along north Bradenton Beach
To George Lando's request to direct the Hovercraft
north to Palma Sola or west away from Cortez, we in
Bradenton Beach don't want them either. We have that
noisy airboat, too.
I've ridden on the Hovercraft in Europe where it is
a speedy way to hop across the Channel, but why on
earth would anyone want to cruise our beautiful water-
ways and observe our natural paradise on something as
noisy as an airboat or Hovercraft?
Eileen Suhre, Bradenton Beach
Looking for peace
This letter is to all watersports operators on both
sides of the bay, and to all water, land, and air enforce-
We live in quiet, historic, retirement communities
surrounded by protected waters and islands which are
home to endangered species and nesting birds.
The people of these areas have enacted laws
against excessive noise, speed and harassing of endan-
gered species, not to mention federal laws, U.S. Coast
Guard federal aviation regulations. These laws are be-
ing ignored/violated on a daily basis by irresponsible
operators who have no regard for laws, let alone their
The hovercraft sounds like a 747 taking off and is
speeding over sandbars chasing the white pelicans and
herons which are trying to feed. It races over the flats
to the islands where frigate birds, roseate spoonbills
and pelicans are nesting, chasing the birds into the air.
Next, we have the Jet-skis, which do all of the
above, plus add reckless endangerment to all boaters.
The fishermen who are still cast-netting don't appreci-
ate being buzzed either.
Then we have the flying inflatables which fly over
land (very low) and fly at night without running lights.
At times sounding like they will land on your roof.
All of the above completely ignore the no wake,
idle speed zone on either side of the Cortez bridge. This
is to protect manatees and people entering and exiting
marinas on both sides. Will it take a tragedy like the
one in Ft. Lauderdale (6 people killed in a no wake
zone) to wake up our enforcement agencies?
The Coast Guard, local police, FAA, marine patrol
and sheriff's office have all been notified and called
repeatedly. They all try to pass it off to one another, and
not one agency will stand up and take responsibility.
We don't want to know what you can't do. Tell us what
you can do!
Wouldn't it have made a lot more sense to have
kayak or canoe tours and rentals or other quieter sports
like sailing in this area?
P.S. The parasail boats are about the only ones we see
obeying the no wake zone. Thank you!
George Hayduke, Cortez Trailer Park
THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 13, The Drowsy Thirties
by June Alder
Lanky Jack Leffingwell repairs telephone poles after a storm hit Bradenton in
1910. He founded the Gulf Coast Telegraph Company about 1896.
Teen-ager Jack Leffingwell was the
Bill Gates of Manatee County a hundred
Working out of his garage, he
strung the county's first phone line to his
physician dad's drugstore and other
downtown Bradentown businesses.
Before his 13th birthday he put
aside his violin lessons to start West
Coast Florida's first telephone com-
pany, which later became the General
After he sold his company Jack took
it easy. All he did was finish college,
string a telephone line to Cortez and
Anna Maria Island, lay the tracks for
Bradenton's first and only trolley and
then leave for Panama to help build
Teddy Roosevelt's Panama canal.
Next, he joined the army to fight
Mexican bandit Pancho Villa. And
when America declared war on Ger-
many in 1917 he headed the local Na-
tional Guard unit sent to France. Back
home again, he set about building the
first bridge to Anna Maria Island in
At 38 Jack was ready to settle down
in a pleasant spot and enjoy life. He hied
himself off to the Isle of Pines to oper-
ate its-telephone system. He had a good
thing going for a while and surprised
everyone by marrying one of his tele-
phone operators when he was 50.
Unfortunately, the Great Depres-
sion came along and by 1935 he
didn't have a peso in his pocket. He
sold out for $1,000 and took his wife
Ora and their infant son back to his
hometown of Bradenton.
Work was hard to come by in
Florida, too-especially for a fellow of
Jack's age. He managed to land a job
laboring in a Clearwater warehouse. But
he had a hard time taking orders from
his boss. Jobs in Lakeland and Dade
City didn't pan out, either.
It was the outbreak of World War
II that improved his situation. He was
one of the thousands who worked in
Tampa's shipyards producing ships for
the U.S. Navy.
At war's end, he returned to his
old haunts he loved as a youngster-
Anna Maria Island, where he had
fished and sailed with his father and
his cronies. He set up housekeeping
in an army surplus barracks building
in Ilexhurst (later part of Bradenton
Beach) not far from the bridge he had
built 30 years before.
In "Jack's Shack," as he named it,
he began to put down on paper some of
the stories about Florida life he had
filed away in the corners of his mind
over the years.
"Yarns" he called them, based on
tales told by old-timers such as Captain
Frederick Tresca and Charlie Moore,
long-time Egmont Key lighthouse
keepers. His tales appeared in the Anna
Maria Island and Bradenton newspa-
pers as well as in adventure magazines
across the country.
But Jack wasn't done meeting new
challenges. Somewhere along the line
he had learned to fly. He joined the
Civil Air Patrol in 1954; in 1957, at the
age of 74, he was named commander
with the rank of major.
"Quite an individual," the writer of
the Bradenton newspaper obituary
commented when he died four years
later. What an understatement. Jack
Leffingwell surely rates as the most
creative and innovative guy Manatee
County and our Island ever produced.
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Holmes Beach passes cellular tower ordinance
By Pat Copeland
Despite strong objections from its attorney, the
Holmes Beach commission passed its cellular tower
ordinance on Friday, Jan. 30.
"I think there are problems with this ordinance and
I don't want anyone to come back later and point fin-
ger at my office and ask, 'Will this pass legal muster?'"
City Attorney Patricia Petruff told commissioners.
"I'm not convinced it does."
Sue Normand, a consultant on the ordinance and
the city's volunteer planning board chairman, said she
reviewed Petruff's comments from the last meeting and
made suggested changes. She said she sent Petruff the
original draft plus all the revisions made over the past
Petruff said she was never asked to review the or-
dinance. She was asked only to review specific provi-
"There are some very confusing elements in here,"
Petruff noted. "There are places that are redundant and
that change the way we've been doing things. If an ap-
plication came in tomorrow, it would be difficult for
Mr. Duennes [the city's public works supervisor] to
explain what is required."
Mayor Bob VanWagoner said he was upset that he
received a memo about Petruff's concerns only one
hour before the meeting.
"The consultants said they had trouble getting your
participation," he noted. "You have sat here many
hours with this group going over this ordinance and
you had ample opportunity to raise questions."
Petruff said she raised questions-at two previous
work sessions and put them in a memo. She said that
the city's cellular tower consultant, Jayne Gerdeman,
never contacted her.
"I've tried to improve this ordinance and I apolo-
gize if you think I didn't do everything possible,"
Petruff replied. "I gave the consultant my card. I was
available to Ms. Normand. I'm not sure what else you
wished me to do."
"In defense of Ms. Petruff, at every meeting, she's
gone through the ordinance page by page and told us
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner
once again suspended the resolution giving
GTE permission to construct a cellular phone
tower at Smith Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive.
VanWagoner first suspended the resolution
on Oct. 13 after citizens filed a referendum
petition seeking a reversal of the commission's
vote on the matter.
He lifted that suspension on Dec. 9 after
commissioners declared the referendum pro-
cess does not apply to resolutions.
VanWagoner reinstated his suspension on
Jan. 27 due to the order from Manatee County
Circuit Court Judge Durand Adams that the
commission reconsider the resolution. Adams'
ruling was the result of a mandamus (demand
to show cause) action filed by city resident Joan
Perry in January.
VanWagoner said GTE can still file per-
mitting documents during the suspension.
her concerns," Commissioner Carol Whitmore noted.
"She's been telling us from the beginning that it's not
exactly as she'd like it."
VanWagoner disagreed with Whitmore's statements.
"I'm glad to have her opinion and whether it was 20
minutes or a day ago doesn't concern me," Commissioner
Ron Robinson said. "We have a goal to get an ordinance
in place that will protect this city. Looking backward and
being critical is not going to achieve that."
Commissioners agreed to pass the ordinance as is
- and instructed Petruff to work with VanWagoner to
address her objections. The ordinance will then be
In a meeting last week,
with Petruff's suggestion to use the city's present ap-
peals and penalty procedures rather than adding new
language to the ordinance.
He said to revert to generic language will weaken
the ordinance at a time when the city needs protection
and specific rights.
"I have a concern that if we put different language
in this ordinance, the city would be treating one type
of special exception use in a different way, one that is
not consistent with other types of special exception
uses," Petruff explained. "I have said over and over that
you have to be consistent in how you approach things."
For example, Petruff said, there is a $10,000 per
day penalty for a violation of the ordinance, which
would not be upheld in a court of law.
Petruff said the proposed ordinance also changed
the time frame for appeals from 20 to 12 days for
this ordinance only.
"The criminal penalties are in your code and it would
be redundant to repeat them here," she continued. "Vio-
lations of city and county ordinances are misdemeanors
and are punished as such. I don't believe the city has the
right to impose a different type of penalty under a crimi-
nal statute other than what the legislature has set forward."
For example, a misdemeanor is punishable by up to
a $50 fine and six months in jail, she said. Fines in the
ordinance range from $500 to $1,000. She said the code
enforcement board can impose civil fines of up to $250 per
day, which can increase to $500 a day for repeat violators.
"That is a substantial penalty," she noted.
VanWagoner said he's concerned the code was
written for average citizens and violators will likely be
large corporations with deep pockets and sophisticated
"I understand what you're saying," Petruff re-
sponded. "There are a lot of corporations and individu-
als that make a business decision to pay a penalty rather
than come into compliance. But you just can't raise the
penalty for one type of special exception. I think it
would be subject to challenge and you would lose."
Normand added that she and Gerdeman felt the
penalties and appeals sections should be as originally
drafted, contrary to Petruff's recommendations.
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... and mayor demands answers for legal action
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner, angered
over the city's'response to recent legal actions, called
a special meeting Jan. 30.
At his special meeting-VanWagoner said he had no
knowledge of the city's response to a mandamus suit
until two days after it was filed. The mandamus suit,
initiated by resident Joan Perry, demands that the city
follow its referendum procedure concerning approval
of a cellular phone tower.
Last week Manatee County Circuit Court Judge
Durand Adams ordered the commission to reconsider
its resolution approving construction of a GTE tower
at Smith Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive. The commission
had 20 days from Jan. 21 to reconsider the resolution
or show cause.
On Jan. 27, Gregory W. Hootman, the city's attor-
ney appointed by the Florida League of Cities to rep-
resent it in the case, filed a motion to quash the judge's
order. He did so because the issue is pending in another
court. The issue is part of GTE's federal lawsuit against
VanWagoner said he learned about the quash mo-
tion on Jan. 29 and asked City Attorney Patricia Petruff
why there was a delay.
"I'm not the attorney of record," Petruff responded.
"I received [my notice] late Wednesday afternoon [Jan.
28] and faxed it to the city."
VanWagoner then grilled Petruff on how Hootman
was appointed as the attorney in the case and why the
Citations issued during
The Holmes Beach Police Department issued
three citations and 13 written warnings during the
recent Red Light Running Week, a statewide effort
to enforce traffic signal compliance.
In addition, the effort resulted in one criminal
arrest, said Lt. Dale Stephenson.
Failure to obey traffic signals is the leading cause
commission did not approve his selection.
Petruff explained that the Florida League of Cit-
ies is providing legal representation through its in-
surance coverage and that it assigned Hootman to
Hootman is also the attorney for the city and its offi-
cials in the currently pending GTE lawsuit. Petruff said
she informed the mayor of this in a memo on Jan. 19.
"The city did not take a formal vote [to retain
Hootman]," Petruff said. "I don't know that it's re-
quired when you're getting coverage under the
League's insurance. The city was informed and the
commission made no objection to that."
"I'd like to know why the mayor's office had no
participation," VanWagoner persisted.
Petruff said that when there is a claim against the
city, the claim is sent to the insurance carrier, which
accepts coverage without formal approval by the mayor
VanWagoner then asked Petruff who instructed
Hootman to file the quash motion.
"In litigation, typically an attorney does not bring
forward every plea for approval," Petruff explained.
"That would be micro-managing. This motion to quash
is not a response on the merits. It is a response on a very
specific jurisdictional question. Mr. Hootman appar-
ently made a judgment that it was an appropriate mo-
tion to file."
VanWagoner asked if anyone in the city knew
about the quash motion before it was filed.
"Mr. Hootman discussed some thoughts on appro-
Red Light Running Week
of urban crashes, representing 22 percent of total
crashes each year. Nationally, the economic impact of
these crashes is estimated at $7 billion each year.
The cost to society for Florida motorists run-
ning red lights in 1996 was $379 million resulting
in 11,661 crashes with 121 fatalities and almost
private responses with me," Petruff said. "The matter
was discussed in connection with the GTE litigation
during a shade meeting [on Jan. 19] and there was some
discussion about the mandamus and the expectation of
what might occur with regard to filing that."
Commission Chairman Don Maloney responded to
VanWagoner that "The commission was involved in a
legal shade meeting of which you can ask us about until
hell freezes over, and you're not going to get an an-
swer. That is part of the strategy of handling the suit."
"We should have another meeting because I don't
know who told Hootman to issue this quash order,"
Commissioner Luke Courtney said. "We didn't vote on
"Mr. Courtney, you know as well as I do that we
had a shade meeting with him and you heard every-
thing that was said," Maloney stressed. "I would appre-
ciate it if you would do what we were instructed to do
at the time and that is pure and simple: Shut up about
what went on at that meeting."
Commissioners are not permitted to comment on
anything discussed in a shade meeting, Commissioner
Carol Whitmore added.
"We were told that we could inform the public that
we were trying to negotiate a settlement in the GTE
case," Courtney responded. "This quash motion tries to
take the mandamus action from the citizens in a circuit
court and put it into the federal court case which will
never be heard."
The commission did not vote to hold a shade meet-
ing but did so on the advice of their attorney, Commis-
sioner Ron Robinson added.
"One of the things I heard when I was very young
is that if you see someone defending himself, he's got
a fool for an attorney," Robinson noted. "I think the
second phrase after that is, the person who gets the at-
torney and doesn't do what the attorney says or dis-
agrees with the attorney at every step, is dumber than
the first guy."
VanWagoner asked if the quash motion kills the
Petruff said there will be a hearing before Judge
Adams on March 12. Adams will make his decision
and the city will be given an opportunity to respond.
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megabridge is scheduled at the Marina Bay Res-
taurant at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. Save Anna
Maria Inc. president Joy Courtney stressed that
everyone everywhere is invited to share SAM's
Books galore for sale at
Tingley this weekend
Hundreds of books are offered for sale this week-
end at the Tingley Memorial Library, 112 Second St.,
The books, donated by patrons and friends of the
independent library, are in good "certainly very
readable" condition, a spokesperson at the library
The annual sale is concurrent with the Bradenton
Beach Festival, which is centered on nearby Bridge
Street. Hours of the sale will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri-
day, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-8.
The sale shelves still have room for more book
donations, which may be brought any time during the
sale. The library will make suitable volumes part of
the permanent collection and sell the others.
Regular hours at the library are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on
Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays
and Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. on Thursdays.
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"Visiting Small Town Florida," a book featuring
a chapter on Anna Maria Island, has gone on sale at
the Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society Inc. called
the book "must reading for anyone traveling around the
state." The Anna Maria chapter features a picture of the
museum and a history of the society. Its author, Bruce
Hunt, will speak at a future meeting of the society and
autograph his book, officers said. Price of the book is
$16. Information is available at 778-0492.
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The annual Valentine season "Sweetheart Ball"
with big band music is planned from 8-11 p.m. Thurs-
day, Feb. 12, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Sponsored annually by the Island Kiwanis Club,
the dance will feature Senior Sound, the 18-piece band
with Bob LoPiccolo at the helm. Kiwanis will donate
the proceeds to the Center.
Table reservations are recommended because the
dance hall fills up early, said the sponsors. Tickets are
$10 per person and may be obtained at Gulf-Bay Re-
alty, 5408 Marina Drive in the Island Shopping Cen-
ter, or by calling 778-6746 or 794-3459.
The Sandcastle Players will audition prospective
actors for the Neil Simon play "California Suite" at
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Marina Bay Restaurant.
The play has parts for five men and six women
ranging in age from the late 30s and up. More infor-
mation is available from James Lewis at 745-3585.
Writing class starts Feb. 13
An opportunity to learn how to write clear, enter-
taining letters, e-mail or insightful tomes will be of-
fered in a four-week "Writing to be Read" class at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center at 10 a.m. on
Friday, starting Feb. 13.
Instructor Diana Milesko-Pytel, a former high
school and college teacher and published writer/pho-
tographer, will assign exercises to help with structure,
creativity and control. Students should come with a
pencil, paper and a willingness to share short excerpts
with others for gentle feedback.
The fee is $4 per class for Center members and $5
for nonmembers. For more information, call the Cen-
ter at 778-1908.
When it rains, it pours
Don Howard, owner of the Island Plantation, has
complained to the City of Holmes Beach about the
continual flooding problem in the 7000 block Gulf
Drive. Howard said the condition is aggravated by a
clogged drain at the corner of 73rd Street and Gulf
Drive (by the flag in the lower left portion of the
photo). Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes said
the city is well aware of the problem and has plans
to clean out this and other drains in the city soon.
The city is also hiring a consulting engineer to solve
some of its major flooding problems and this will be
the first project. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
Island Gallery West
Artist cooperative Island Gallery West will offer
art demonstrations by three artists in three media from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.
Hide Drew will demonstrate Japanese sume-i
painting; Thelma Weeks, wood sculpture; and Jane
Fitzgerald, painted tiles, at the gallery at 5348 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Further information, 778-6648.
'Love Letters' coming
from Island Players
Advance ticket sales will begin Monday, Feb. 9, for
the production "Love Letters" by the Island Players.
The A.R. Gurney play will feature three sets of prin-
cipals on three successive nights at the Players Theatre,
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City.
Director Phyllis Elfenbein said the story is of op-
portunities missed through lack of resolve as told
through the reading of letters to'each other by two life-
She has cast Kelly Wynn Woodland and Mark
Woodland to read the letters on Friday; Sue Vaughn
and John Pope on Saturday; and Tami Vaughn and
Michael Cory on Sunday.
The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, Feb. 13 and 14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
15. The box office will be open for advance ticket sales
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 through 13, and also an
hour before curtain time. Further information is avail-
able at 778-5755.
Trash, treasure sought by
The Anna Maria Island Garden Club is seeking
"trash and treasure" items for its annual yard, plant and
bake sale Saturday, Feb. 7.
President Jon Thornburg said all such items will be
welcome at the sale, 8 a.m. until noon at the Anna
Maria Island Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Further information may be obtained at
FOR THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N FEBRUARY 4, 1998 0 PAGE 11 fj
Taxes big item on
Taxes are figuring large in the life of the Island
Branch of the Manatee County Public Library in Feb-
Tax form preparation is offered every Monday and
Friday until the April 15 deadline for filing federal in-
come tax returns, and the Florida intangible tax will be
the subject of two seminars by the Florida Department
Next tax preparation session, with experts giving
advice free to members of the public, will be from 1 to
4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, followed by another from 5 to
7:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9. The program will go on at
those times every Monday and Friday at the library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Robert Norring Jr. of the state Department of Rev-
enue will present the seminars on the tax the state lev-
ies on stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other intangible
He will explain the tax, its workings and require-
Folk singer in evening
Elaine Silver, folk singer, will sing and lead dances
at the Island Fitness Center, 5345 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Singing a cappella or accompanying herself on
guitar or banjo, she will be promoting her new album
"Faerie Goddess," she said. Following the concert she
and Harmony Feldman of Holmes Beach will lead
"Dances of Universal Peace." Information is available
ments, and answer questions from those attending the
sessions in the library's Walker-Swift meeting room.
The seminars will be from 10:15 until noon and 2 to
4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Registration is not nec-
essary as seating will be on first come, first served basis.
Other events on the library's program:
Tuesday, Feb. 10 Friends of the Island Branch
Library program series presents Dr. Warren Clark on
"Tampa Bay History," 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 11 and 25 Preschool story
time, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 18 Friends Book Club, 10:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19 and 20 Ameri-
can Association of Retired Persons presents mature
driving program, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; registration re-
quired by calling 729-7742.
Saturday, Feb. 21 Holmes Beach Civic Asso-
ciation, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Soft music, Valentine
tea for Roser Guild
A Valentine tea will follow the Roser
Church Guild February meeting at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, 519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
The program will feature the Dyer Boys,
guitar and vocal duo from Bradenton who
specialize in oldtime favorites of soft melo-
dies, said May Cooper, first vice president.
Further information, 778-7604.
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Williamson W. Fuller II
Williamson W. Fuller II, 86, of Holmes Beach,
died Sunday, Feb. 1, at Casa Mara Rehab in Bradenton.
There will be no visitation or services prior to cre-
mation. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Holmes Beach
Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fuller came to Manatee County in 1948 from
his native New York. He was a retired attorney. He was
a Lutheran and a member of the Loyal Order of the
Moose. He served in the Merchant Marine during
World War II.
Surviving are his widow, Mildred; daughters
Penny of New York and Cameron Carden of Newman,
Ga.; stepdaughters Barbara Kitchell of Austin, Texas,
Brenda Hegfield of Painesville, Ohio, and Sally Kulzer
of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a half-sister, Canada D. Dodge,
in England; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchil-
Memorials may be in the form of donations to a
charity of choice.
Longtime Manatee County cattleman Herman
Turner of Bradenton died Sunday. He was 95.
Turner, owner of the Hi Hat Ranch, was a former
chairman of the board of the Island Bank.
Born in Bradenton, Turner was a civil engineer and
a founding trustee of New College of the University of
South Florida and was a current New College Associ-
He served as president of the local Cattlemen's As-
sociation, two terms as president of the local American
Red Cross and two terms as president of the Community
Chest, a group that later became the United Way.
Turner was a member of Christ Episcopal Church
where he was a senior warden, vestryman and chair-
man of the building and finance committees.
He was a Presidential Counselor of Stetson Uni-
versity and a member of the Vice Chancellors and
Trustees Society of the University of the South.
Turner was a Conquistador and former president
of the Bradenton Country Club.
He is survived by a son, Richard E., of Bradenton;
two sisters, Margaret Wentzel and Helen Turner
Matthews, both of Bradenton; six grandchildren; and
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Christ
Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dennis Kezar and the
Rev. John Hiers officiating. Shannon Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in
Manatee Memorial Park in Bradenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ
Episcopal Church or to Saint Stephen's Episcopal
School, 315 41st St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205.
Ernest R. Waggoner
Ernest R. Waggoner, 92, of Bradenton, formerly
of Anna Maria Island, died Jan. 19 in Freedom Village
Nursing Center. Funeral services were held at the
Palma Sola Presbyterian Church and burial was in
He was born in Fosteria, Ohio, retired from Mara-
thon Oil Co. and came to the Gulf Coast 28 years ago.
He was a member of the Palma Sola Church and sang
in the choir during all of his years here. He was a
member of the Key Royale Country Club and of the
Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club in Ohio.
Surviving are a daughter in Tampa, six grandchil-
dren, and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
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Waltz, tango course starts
Thursday at Center
Instructions in waltz and tango begin Thursday,
Feb. 4, and continue for the next three Thursday eve-
nings from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Teaching the class will be Robin Rhodes, who said
singles and couples may sign up for one session or the
entire course. Cost is $7.50 for members, $8 for non-
members, $15 for couples. For information, 778-1908.
Island orchestra presents
An all-Italian program is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sun-
day, Feb. 8, by the Anna Maria Island Community
Orchestra and Chorus. It will be presented at St..Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Composers on the program:
Thomasso Albinoni, Symphony No. 3 in G.
Feliz Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4 in A.
Guiseppi Verdi, "Va pensiero" from Nabucco
with chorus and orchestra.
Pietro Mascagni, Easter hymn from Cavalleria
Rusticana with orchestra and chorus, soprano soloist
Ottorino Respighi, Antiche Danze ed Arie, or-
chestra and harpsichord.
Rehearsals are Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Further information is available at 758-5886 for or-
chestra, 723-2742 for chorus..
Greek Glendi features
Saturday in Sarasota
The 14th annual Greek Glendi Festival and
Fair will open a four-day run Thursday, Feb. 5,
at the St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church,
Lockwood Ridge and Tallevast Roads, Sarasota.
Coordinator Rainer Josenhanss of Longboat
Key said the festival will feature live Greek
music, folk dancing, Greek food such as
spanakopikta and pastries, handcrafted items and
a Greek marketplace.
The festival will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m.
Sunday. Further information is available at 383-
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Ellenton, to Blake Hospital
tr for treatment. Marc
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Reception Sunday to open
Longboat art show
The gallery at the Longboat Key Education Cen-
ter will present an exhibit of paintings and photographs
by Gibby deMatteo, with a reception from 2-4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 8, preceding the opening.
The show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday from Feb. 9 to 20 at the center, 5370 Gulf
of Mexico Drive. More information, call 383-8811.
Luncheon in Sarasota for
Off Stage Ladies
The Off Stage Ladies, the Anna Maria Island Players
support auxiliary, will hold its February luncheon meet-
ing Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Waterside Room of the
Sarasota Quay, Tamiami Trail at Fruitville Road, Sarasota.
A social hour at 11:30 a.m. will precede the lun-
cheon. Reservations must be made by Friday, Feb. 6,
with Ruth Stevens at 794-2188.
Romantic music for the Valentine season is on the
program, and "husbands and special others will be
warmly greeted," said Off Stage Lady Ruth Burkhead.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 4, 1998 M PAGE 13 
'Odd Couple' a savory performance
By Michelle Timpanaro
A complete evening of entertainment is assured if
you visit the Marina Bay Restaurant for the Sandcastle
Players' dinner theater production of Neil Simon's
"The Odd Couple."
An energizing performance, which could only be
achieved by seasoned actors, compliments and en-
hances a memorable dining experience.
James Lewis, who has directed several productions
for Chapel Players, the defunct play group ousted from
Roser Memorial Community Church by a full church
schedule, contributes both his directing and acting ex-
pertise to this production.
For the unfamiliar, this is Sandcastle Players first
production as Sandcastle Players. The organization
is composed mostly of members of the former Chapel
Players. It maintains its six-year non-profit status.
The proceeds from this season's shows will help
sponsor a summer theater workshop for children.
Sandcastle Players spokesperson/president Joy
Courtney says they hope to continue this Chapel Player
tradition and they are "definitely excited" to bring
Anna Maria Island its first dinner theater.
Many of you may recall the movie and television
sitcom of the same name, but it's important to remem-
ber both those versions of "The Odd Couple" were
spinoffs from Simon's original stage production.
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It has spun its way into American culture.
"The Odd Couple"- as performed by the new
Sandcastle Players is a single-scene play consisting
of three acts with two 15-minute intermissions.
Even at first glance, it's evident many hours were
spent in preparation, construction and arrangement of the
stage and scenery. After all, the large banquet space at
Marina Bay, the former "private Islanders-only club" of
Crabby Bill's, is transformed to include a stage as focus.
The first act takes the audience to a disheveled
apartment in New York City, the home of sloppy and
sarcastic divorcee Oscar Madison, portrayed by Lewis.
It is here that Madison and his buddies faithfully gather
every week for an evening of frequently interrupted
card-playing. This particular hot summer night, though,
one player is missing.
Felix Unger, played by John Durkin, shows up at
Madison's doorstep an emotional wreck, having just
been kicked out by his wife. Unger has no idea what
he's going to do.
Feeling sorry for his card-playing compare, Madi-
son invites Unger to move in with him, an obvious
mismatch which sets the tone for the remainder of this
Durkin gives an impeccable performance as he
captures the essence of his character's zany idiosyncra-
sies. Candace Artim as Winnie, Michael Cuttler as
Speed, Laura Morales as Marie and Bill Willis as Roy
give strong performances as supporting characters and
close friends of Felix and Oscar.
The highlight of the play is when Oscar talks Felix
into a blind date a double date of course.
Sami Blouin and Debron Keller-McCartney por-
tray their dates, glamorous Gwendolyn and Cecily Pi-
geon, two Swedish sisters with extravagances that defi-
nitely take the audience by surprise.
The Sandcastle Players intends to offer the dining/
theater experience again in March with a second Simon
comedy, "California Suite."
Cocktails and dinner are served prior to the perfor-
mance. To personalize the evening Courtney takes the
opportunity to introduce herself and welcome all the
guests. A captivating storyteller and comedienne her-
self, Courtney sets the stage for the lively performance.
The Sandcastle Players' production of "The Odd
Couple" continues through Sunday, Feb. 8. Each
evening's events commence at 5:30 p.m. with a cash
bar, dinner at 6 p.m. including a choice of three entrees,
and curtain call promptly at 7:45 p.m. A breakfast buf-
fet performance begins at noon on Sunday, Feb. 8.
Curtain time is 2 p.m. No evening performance will be
given on Sunday.
Ticket price for dinner and the show, excluding
cocktails and gratuity, is $25 per person. Seating is on
a first come, first serve basis. Reservations may be
made daily, after 11 a.m., at the restaurant, 5325 Ma-
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Grant work mostly
Barely an hour before the drop-dead deadline, pay-
ments were finalized and the streetscape project in
Bradenton Beach accepted by officials.
Not everything is completely completed in the
project, though, and the city held $5,000 in escrow for
some final landscaping, drainage and other work.
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.
Decorative streetlights along First Street North and
Gulf Drive also have to be fixed, to the tune of about
$52,000. Due to a manufacturer's error, a seal on the
hood of the lights is not waterproof, causing the globes
fill up with water when it rains. The contractor, Mega
Force Construction, agreed to issue a bond until.the
manufacturer can get the lights right.
By closing out the $500,000 Community Develop-
ment Block Grant last week, the city may now proceed
with applying for another grant this year. Work for the
new grant will continue streetscape improvements to
the historic old-town district of the city the area
south of Cortez Road to Fifth Street South.
Episcopal women plan
white elephant sale
Plans will be finalized at a meeting Thursday, Feb.
5, for the annual white elephant sale of the Episcopal
Church Women of the Church of the Annunciation.
Also at the planning session, at 10:15 a.m. at the
church, members will hear a report by Judy McSwine,
chair of the Diocesan United Thank You Offering.
The white elephant sale will be from 9 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Bird rescue training course
at Pelican Man's
A "wild bird rescue training and volunteer orien-
tation" class is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
7, at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary.
Dale Shields, the Pelican Man, said his organiza-
tion-needs volunteers for the sanctuary's welcome cen-
ter, tours, gift shop, hospital, maintenance, rescue work
and thrift stores.
The class is free and open to all ages above 18. The
sanctuary is next door to Mote at 1708 Ken Thompson
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the Sandpiper Mobile Resort residents at their annual "penny sale, proceeds going to the Privateers. From
left are John Swagger, Privateers past president; Rick Maddox, current president; John and Wanda Page;
Privateers Stan Weyman and Ralph Aanensen; and Patricia Barnard, who chaired the sale. Islander photo:
Courtesy Sandpiper Resort
Wisconsinites have their
day here Saturday
"Wisconsinites and their friends" will celebrate the
32nd annual Wisconsin Day from 11:30 a.m. until 3
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the St. Bernard Catholic
Church hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Celebrants are to bring a dish for eight persons to
share, and table service. Prizes and entertainment are
planned. Cost is $3 per person. Further information is
available at 794-1436.
Scholarships for young musicians are offered
for the eighth year by the Jazz Club of Sarasota,
with applications due by April 1.
Competition for the $5,000 scholarships is
open to high school students in Manatee and
Sarasota counties and college students from
Florida under 26 years of age. Applications and
further information may be obtained by calling
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Longboat gallery hosts
An exhibition of Oscar Lakeman's "Container Se-
ries" paintings will open with a reception for the artist
from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Corbino Galleries,
5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. The pub-
lic is invited to attend the reception. The exhibition
remains open through Feb. 20.
Four on Longboat get
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce direc-
tors took a trolley to various places of business on the
key to present the chamber's 1997 "awards of excel-
The Eager Beaver award was given to Larry Burke
of Morty's Bagel Cafe; Ambassador of the Year award
to Steve Doster of Stephen's Group/Internet Services;
chamber Member of the Year award to Jo Ann
Wolverton of Jo Ann Wolverton, Inc.; and Shining Star
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Cheerleaders spark Island basketball fever
There's a new wave of red-white-and-blue sparkle,
spunk and spirit at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center gymnasium these days.
It's an audio-visual brilliance, augmenting last
winter's gym renovation, and drawing standing-room-
only crowds of all ages to the sidelines of every youth
They call it cheerleading and for-the Center, it's a first.
"It's phenomenal!" says Center Program Director
Scott Dell. "The atmosphere created by the addition of
cheering the size of the crowds, the sounds it has
the feel of a high school or college game!"
Dell was officiating a Manatee Wildcats youth
football game in Bradenton last fall when he spotted
several Island girls participating in the Cats' years-old,
full-fledged cheerleading program.
"Why can't we do that?" he wondered, recognizing
that the Center's basketball program traditionally attracts
fewer girls than soccer and Little League programs.
The answer is the "we." Dell found nine super-
women volunteers to undertake the task of
cheerleading coaches and with some initial training
help from the Wildcats coaches, "We can."
Just past the midway point of the 1997-98 basket-
ball campaign, in cheerleading's inaugural season, 78
girls ages 6 through 14 have filled the rosters of eight
The coaches include Brenda Parker and co-coaches
Joyce Karp, Susan Powers, Teena Stark, Judy Titsworth,
Laurence Forte, Katrina Waliagha, Frances Jackson and
Manatee High School cheerleader Melissa Hayden.
Parker, of Anna Maria, says she has absolutely no
"I did it because they needed volunteers. Because
Scott asked," she says. And she has no regrets. With
daughter Brittany, 12, on her squad, and son Chase, 11,
playing hoops for his dad, Coach Corky, Center basket-
A whopping, whooping 78 girls ages 6 through 14 filled the rosters of eight cheering squads. Hillary Powers,
Catie Carden, Christen Franklin, Kelsey Taylor and Kelley Ice perform practiced routines on the sidelines for
the Anna Maria Island Community Center basketball league.
ball 1997-98 has truly become a family affair.
"It's been a great opportunity for the girls. They are
so enthusiastic," says Parker.
Coach Powers, also of Anna Maria, leads one of the
two younger-age squads. She says she cheered once, in
high school as a fill-in and has been having a ball guiding
her 7-year-old Hillary and six other "enthusiastic, coordi-
nated and very imaginative young cheerers."
Powers says the freedom of this age bracket en-
ables the squad to choreograph its own motions and
movements to standard words.
"Everyone gets a little say-so," says the coach with
a grin. "We're getting it down in our own way and
having a lot of fun."
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In stepped the Wildcats again, who graciously
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Mullet smokers heat up Cortez fishing festival
By David Futch
Donald Fulford knows something about smoking
He should. The Fulford family of Cortez has been
at it for most of the 20th century.
Anyone who visits the 16th annual Cortez Fishing
Festival Feb. 21-22 can experience some of the finest
smoked fish anywhere if they stop by the screened-in,
wood-shingled Jack Fulford Smokehouse.
The costs are $4 for a large, $3 for a small and
Fulford also has boiled peanuts for $2 a cup.
If you can't make it to the festival, you'll often find
Donald and his smoke-billowing operation along
Cortez Road in Cortez.
The smoking operation was named after Donald's
uncle William Jack Fulford who died last year of can-
Moist and warm, the fresh mullet comes right off
the racks to you from Fulford's portable smoker that
resembles a movable feast.
As Fulford likes to say, "Our fish slept in the bay
Fulford said he expects to smoke about 2,000
pounds during the festival and sell it all "if the
If you've never experienced fresh, smoked mullet,
it may be one of the best things for you.
Mullet are a species that scientists have trouble
pinpointing. Some call it a fish, but because it has a
gizzard, some say it is a fowl.
Either way, mullet are healthy alternatives because
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Donald Fulford is owner of the Jack Fulford Smokehouse in Cortez, a traveling, portable trailer-smoker
that goes to different events in the region but can often be found in Cortez on the weekends. Islander
Photos: Bonner Presswood
they are strictly vegetarians, eating little else than al-
Still, the flavor imparted by the mullet from an
experienced mullet smoker like Fulford is what makes
it a treat.
"Salt and pepper is all we put on it," Fulford said.
"Of course the kind of wood we use makes a differ-
ence. I use buttonwood, white mangrove and pecan
wood. We do this the old way. Claude, my dad, built
this trailer. We started out smoking' in an old refrigera-
At 17 years old, Justin McVey knows a little some-
thing about smoking fish the old way, too.
You'll often find him at Cortez Bait & Seafood
smoking salmon, cobia, mullet and other fish out of 55-
gallon drums he's rigged especially for the job.
You'll also find him at the festival. McVey's
smoked salmon rivals anything coming out of the Pa-
cific Northwest or Alaska. Delicate and moist, it's great
as finger food, on crackers and equally as good mixed
in with pasta and a cream sauce. Yum-yum.
McVey said he uses buttonwood, oak and hickory
and sometimes citrus wood for smoking.
"It took me more than a year to learn the secrets
from some of the Cortez fishermen," he said, "and to
get it right."
More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the
festival, so get there early and get plenty of mullet. It's
good for you.
Justin McVey, at 17, is already an experienced
"smoker" at Cortez Bait & Seafood.
Fulford shows off the active part of the mobile
smoker: the ovens.
Cortez marina issue warps to another problem
By Jim Hanson
Just when half of Sunny Shores Marina's
troubles seemed about to be resolved, the prob-
lem has shifted to another dimension.
Until late Monday, owner Kris Gannon had a
county zoning problem and a state lease problem,
and then it all became a question of whether his
marina had a right to exist at all.
The Manatee County Planning Commission
had set a hearing for Thursday, Feb. 12, into the
county's own proposal to rezone the property
from Residential to Planned Development Water-
The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, meanwhile, gave Gannon until that
day to pay fees and penalties or face legal action
which could seek to have the marina's docks and
boat slips removed.
The ultimatum and its coincident date were
enough to cause the county to delay its hearing.
"The state thinks now that Mr. Gannon may have
no right to have the docks where they are," said Rob-
ert Pederson, county planning administrator. "We
will wait until there is some resolution of that."
The state DEP has begun more strict enforce-
ment of a law that gives it the right to charge rent for
submerged land over which structures have been
built. It claims the marina in North Cortez owes
more than $15,000 in rent and penalties, that Gannon
had agreed last year to pay but didn't, so the state
sent him a final order to pay by Feb. 12.
If he doesn't do so, said Ted Murray, Gulf Coast
enforcement officer for the DEP, "we will pass the case
up to the legal counsel" of the department to force com-
pliance or remove the docks from state lands.
Gannon said he in turn plans to file suit against
the state and has had a marine surveyor go over the
property to prepare for a lawsuit.
He said his marina was there before the sub-
merged land law was passed in 1951 and is
"grandfathered-in" free from rental.
Besides, he said, recent court decisions give
ownership of land to people who dredged prior to
1951 to create a navigation channel, which the
marina had done. DEP's Murray countered that
the law applies only to people who dredged to
create land for development.
In the rezoning case, Gannon said he only
wants to be free to do maintenance work on the
marina and has no plans for expansion. Neigh-
bors, nearly 500 strong in the adjacent Sunny
Shores Mobile Home Park and Sagamore Estates,
suspect he wants the rezoning so he can expand
and/or sell the business. Their narrow streets
couldn't handle any more traffic than they do
now, they said.
The county has rescheduled the zoning matter
for hearing before the planning commission at 9 a.m.
March 12 in the first-floor hearing room of the
county administration building, 1100 Manatee Ave.
The Board of County Commissioners is to take it up
March 24, another one-month postponement.
THE ISLANDER.BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 4, 1998 0 PAGE 17 Dj[
The legend lives
Last week the birthday of West Coast Surf Shop
owner Jim Brady was marked by a surprise feting at a
local pub. Brady, who did a lot to promote the sport of
surfing on Anna Maria, turned 50 and more than 150
people, some from across the state, came to help him
Joe Hutchinson and Ben and Joe Webb organized the
event at Tip of the Island, arranged to resemble Brady's
former haunt, the defunct-since-the-1970s Stumble Inn,
complete with the original sign. Apparently the sign was
discovered at a yard sale, and the
price was right: free. And the
new sign owner declined an offer
of $500 at the party. Shows what
value folks place in Island
Hutchinson printed and sold
commemorative shirts that raised
$200 for the Kidney Foundation.
There was a buffet, live music by Jim Brady
Jerry Shell and lots of talk about
surfing here and there, then and now.
There was also a tractor pull of sorts in the adjacent
empty lot as a couple of people looking for a spot to
park unwisely pulled off into wet grass and got stuck.
A truck was summoned belonging to one of the patrons
in the crowd and attempts to pull the cars out were
Anna Maria Sheriff s deputies arrived and surpris-
ingly enough, there were no citations as the situation
calmed down quickly.
A telling event it was, this 50-year birthday cel-
ebration. Bartender Lou Fiorentino was surprised that
the supply of Heineken lasted the night, considering it
was this crowd's former top choice in beers. He was
equally surprised that all the plus-or-minus 50-
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Holmes Beach residents
Chuck and Joey Lester
showed off the previous
week's newspaper with
their Super Bowl tickets
on the cover from the
stands in San Diego.
Unfortunately, the big
Packer supporters had
to take a loss to Den-
ver, but according to
Chuck, the half-time
show was spectacular.
Jim Brady celebrating 50, front center, with friends, friends and more friends. Islander Photo: Ben Webb
somethings in the crowd,drank him out of O'Doul's
non-alcoholic beer. Time marches on.
We need to plan something like this on a more
regular basis a reunion maybe. It was a nice ac-
knowledgment for Brady and what's been a lot of years
at the only surf shop on Anna Maria Island.
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Remember when it was a 10-by-20 room next to
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* Student Art Awards
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* Anna Maria String Band
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Watch Cloggers & Musicians
Eat and Drink at Streetside
Bars and Restaurants
Hear the Chorus & String Band
Kid's Coloring Contest
* Take a Train Ride
* Visit with the AMI Chamber of
Commerce, AIDS Council of Manatee
and Bradenton Beach.Civic Assn.
+ Shop booths of Juried Arts and Crafts
and Souvenir T-Shirts
* Munch on Hot Dogs, Italian Sausage,
Grouper Sandwiches, Skewered Chicken
* Win a Car ... $1 Chances
* Ride an Elephant, Pony or Camel
* Sign Snooty's Birthday Card
* Enjoy Contemporary Music,
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Lunch: Hot Dog or Hamburger on Bun,
Tator Tots, Salad, Peaches
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Lunch: Breaded Chicken or Mini Chef
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1st place winners
Winners of the Anna Maria Island Elementary School science fair are, from left to right: Thomas "Bud"
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Klotz, Kara Kennedy and Logan Bystrom. Islander photo: Courtesy Nancie Anderson.
Third-grade teacher Karen
Paul begins to serve Mexi-
can wedding balls to third-
grade students at Anna
Maria Elementary all a
part of the their Mexican
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language with afiesta of
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from "down Mexico way."
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 23; grand theft, 400 block of Magnolia.
The victim reported an unknown person removed
items from a dock.
Jan. 26, theft, 400 block of Pine Avenue. The
victim reported an unknown person removed his rent
Jan. 28, theft, 700 block of North Shore. The
victim reported an unknown person removed items
from a dresser drawer.
Jan. 22, possession of marijuana under 20
grams, possession of paraphernalia, 112 Bridge St.,
post office parking lot. The officer on patrol ob-
served Gloria P. Townsend, 50, of Bradenton Beach,
crouched behind a newspaper box. He shined his
flashlight on her and observed her put something in
her pocket. He said when he searched her, he found
a box containing marijuana and a pipe and placed her
Jan. 23, petty theft, 119A Bridge Street, Gifts
Unlimited. The complainant reported $100 was
missing from a bank bag.
Jan. 24, possession of cocaine, sale or delivery
of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, resisting
without violence, 112 Bridge St., post office parking
lot. The officer on patrol observed driver Richard L.
Baver, 27, of Bradenton, and passenger Ronald A.
Morisset, 34, of Bradenton, sitting in a vehicle us-
ing cocaine and placed them in custody.
The officer observed another passenger, David
Joshua Foreman, 24, of Bradenton, return to the ve-
hicle and attempt to put something in his pocket
when he saw the officer approaching. The officer
twice ordered Foreman to place his hands on the
dashboard but Foreman refused.
According to the report, the officer removed
Foreman from the vehicle, searched him and found
a purple bag in his pocket. Foreman attempted to
snatch the bag from the officer's hands, said the re-
port. The officer found a bag of cocaine and a pocket
scale in the bag and placed Foreman in custody.
Jan. 25, trespass warning, 110 Bridge St.,
Willy's General Store. The complainant observed
the subject take a sweatshirt from the store without
paying. After the subject returned the sweatshirt, the
complainant declined to press charges but issued a
Jan. 26, warrant, 100 block of Bridge Street.
The officer observed a suspicious vehicle with a
headlight out and ran a check on the license tag. He
found the subject had a warrant for aggravated bat-
tery, pulled the vehicle over and placed him in cus-
Jan. 27, warrant, 100 block of Fifth Street
North. While the officer was doing a traffic stop, he
ran a check and found the subject had a warrant for
contempt of court and placed him in custody.
Jan. 27, found property a laptop computer
and case, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North on the
Jan. 22, DWLS, possession of marijuana, pos-
session of paraphernalia, 4100 block of Gulf Drive.
The officer was investigating an accident but the
driver had left the scene. The next day, William
Michalik, 36, of Holmes Beach, called the police
department and said he was the driver of the vehicle
in the accident. The officer responded to Michalik's
workplace to complete the investigation.
Michalik said he fled because.he had been drink-
ing and his driver's license was suspended. A check
showed he had numerous suspensions and several
warrants for DWLS from the sheriff's office. The
officer placed him in custody, searched him and
found a bag of marijuana and a pipe.
Jan. 23, domestic battery, 200 block of North
Harbor Drive. The officer was met by the victim
who said the suspect battered him and fled with an-
other subject after the police were called. The vic-
tim later signed a waiver of prosecution.
Jan. 23, theft of $7 in gasoline, 3015 Gulf
Jan. 24, assistance, Palm Drive and 74th Street.
The officer assisted the driver of the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center van, which was stalled in
Jan. 24, assistance, 100 block of Cortez Road.
The officer was traveling to Bradenton and stopped
to aid the driver of a broken-down vehicle that was
The Best News.
Jan. 24, theft of a motor vehicle, 2800 block of
Avenue C. The victim reported she left her vehicle
in front of a friend's residence and when she came
out of the residence, the vehicle was gone. Later
Bradenton police stopped a subject who ran a stop
sign traveling 60 mph and found the vehicle was sto-
len in Holmes Beach. The subject was placed in cus-
tody and the vehicle returned.
Jan. 25, found property a pool cue case, 300
block of 60th Street.
Jan. 25, found property a bicycle, 81st Street
and Gulf Drive.
Jan. 26, found property a set of keys and
chain, 4800 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Elementary
Jan. 26, found property wallet with German
identification but no local address, 4800 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria Elementary School.
Jan. 26, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victims
reported a person unknown removed two purses con-
taining two wallets, two checkbooks, credit cards,
two pairs of sunglasses and $500 in cash from the
Jan. 27, DUI, possession of marijuana, 3300
block of East Bay Drive. The officer on patrol ob-
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Tree of Life Lakers 19,
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while Michael Wallen added 9 points.
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scramble at goal
The Islanders notched the
game winner in the 68th
minute off a corner kick
from Ken Bowers. Nick
Fellowes raced out and
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10 points from Josh and Ben respectively.
New Pier Walk Cafe Cavaliers 14,
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Sam Lott scored 8 points and Denille Smallwood
chipped in with 4 points while dominating the boards
to lead the Cavaliers past the Heat in Division II.
Michael Cramer's 6 points paced the Heat while
Courtney Taylor added 5 points in the tough loss.
Econo Lodge Hawks 44,
Jessie's Island Store Grizzlies 28
Bobby Cooper scored 8 points and Jimmy Gallery
added 6 points in the first half to lift the Hawks to a 20-
12 halftime lead. Cooper finished with 14 points to
pace the Hawks while Jason Loomis and Jamie Myette
each scored 8 points to aid in the Division I win. Ben
Sato scored 8 points to lead the Grizzlies while Aaron
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Bryant's Recycled Treasure Spurs 32,
Tree of Life Lakers 19
Chase Parker and Evan Wolfe combined to score
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 4, 1998 0 PAGE 23 Ie
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 22
all of the Spurs' points in the win over the Lakers in
Division II action. Parker led all scorers with 22 points
while Wolfe rounded out the scoring with 10 points.
Brian DeBellevue single handedly tried to keep the
Lakers in the game with 16 points but fell short.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar Marlins 34,
Beach House Suns 19
The one-two punch of Joey Mattay, who scored 22
points, and Michael Wallen, who scored 12, led the
Marlins over the Suns in Division II action. Andrew
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Sackett chipped in with 6 points.
Island Real Estate Sonics 29,
New Pier Walk Cafe Cavaliers 16
Greg Lowman rebounded from a low-scoring ef-
fort in a Division II game earlier in the week to score
16 points to lead all scorers in the Sonics win over the
Cavaliers. Kyle Schweitzer added 6 and Shawn
Koerber added 5 points to the win. Chad Ensley led the
Cavaliers with 8 points while Sam Lott and Denille
Smallwood each scored 4 points.
IFC breaks string of ties
The amount of time that has passed since the last
time the Island Football Club adult team claimed a
victory forces me to borrow a line from Chicago
Cubs announcer Harry Cary to truly express how
badly the Island Football Club needed a win. "Is-
landers win! Islanders win!"
Yes, IFC posted a 2-1 win over Sarasota Foot-
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IFC wasn't quite as hapless or as lovable as the
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tories for everyone concerned. The Islander's play in
recent weeks was definitely on the upswing, but they
were unable to finish a game off until last Sunday.
Buoyed by the return of number-one goalie
Lance Bieker, the Islanders finally put together a
complete game on offense and defense to put the
Hustlers away. Man-of-the-match was mid-fielder
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Bell beat his man to the corner but his cross was
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ham Worsley. Worsley settled the ball with his back
to the goal, leaving it for a hard-charging Darren
Harris. IFC's Matt Bowers broke up the play with a
sliding tackle, giving SFC a throw-in.
The throw-in got knocked right back out of
bounds, only deeper in the corner. On the second
throw-in, the ball was thrown short to a Hustler, who
headed it further into the goal area. Harris out-
jumped a defender to notch the first goal of the day
and give the Hustlers a 1-0 lead.
Charged up by the goal, the Hustlers came right
back down the field and looked to be in good posi-
tion to score again, but Hustler Bill Edwards got a
little careless with the ball and Neil Fellowes made
him pay with a hard tackle to clear it out of bounds
and neutralize the threat.
IFC continued to pressure offensively, but was
unable to capitalize until the 40th minute when Bugna
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 23
The referee awarded a free kick and Gomez deftly
curled the ball over the wall, past a stunned Scott
Lindsey in goal. The goal tied the score and sent the
Islanders into the half feeling good about their play.
Early in the second half, Bieker showed how im-
portant it is to have a strong keeper when SFC was
awarded a free kick from the right edge of the goal box.
Hustler Chris Miller took the free kick and ripped
a rocket that deflected off the head of an IFC player in
the defensive wall, but Bieker rose up to make a scin-
tillating save as he barely tipped the ball over the goal.
The Islanders notched the game winner in the 68th
minute off a corner kick. Ken Bowers sent the ball into
the goal area but it was cleared outside the box. Bow-
ers attempted to send it back in, but a Hustler defender
deflected the ball.
Fellowes raced out and slid in to keep the ball in
the goal area, where it bounced around before Kevin
Morash knocked it towards the goal. Before SFC goalie
Lindsey could grab it, Fellowes poked it past him and
into the goal for a 2-1 lead that held for the remainder
of the game.
All four IFC teams are in action next week start-
ing Saturday, Feb. 7, when West Coast Cup play
begins. The under-14 team gets things started with
a 10:15 a.m. kick off at G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton.
The under-12 team follows that up with a noon start-
ing time at the Braden River Complex. The under-
8s received a bye for their first-round game.
IFC adults travel to Sarasota Football Club on Sun-
day, Feb. 8, to take on fierce rivals SFC Slovakia at 11
a.m. The U-8s and U-12s will both be at Braden River
for 3:30 p.m. kick offs Sunday, while the U-14s play
at G.T. Bray at 3:30 p.m.
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Island Little League tryouts set for Saturday, Sunday
The Anna Maria Little League is scheduled to hold
tryouts for the 1998 season Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sun-
day, Feb. 8 at the Anna Maria Island Community
Both boys and girls are encouraged to try out.
Returning major league players and T-ball players
ages 5 and 6 do not need to try out.
Please take note of hours according to age group.
9 a.m. 10 year olds
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11 a.m. -12 year olds
2 p.m. 7 year olds
3 p.m. 8 year olds
4 p.m. 9 year olds
In the event you cannot bring your child Saturday
or Sunday or if the child wishes to improve on his or
her performance, a second round of tryouts will take
place Saturday, Feb. 14. Take note of the hours.
9 a.m. 7 year olds
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11 a.m. 9 year olds
1 p.m. 10 year olds
2 p.m. 11 year olds
3 p.m. 12 year olds
Only players that have registered and paid will be
allowed to try out.
There is a $35 registration fee payable on tryout
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Snook to sturgeon and harbor news too
By Bob Ardren
What a difference a year makes.
Just about a year ago Mote Marine released its
first batch of laboratory-raised snook into local wa-
ters, and some East Coast goofus claimed people all
over Florida would get sick if they ate them. Well,
Mote's released a couple of batches of baby snook,
and no one is sick yet.
Now, a year after that phony flap, Mote is begin-
ning to raise another fish, Gulf sturgeon, in the lab.
That's right, local Gulf sturgeon.
These critters are known to reach up to 800 pounds,
according to Mote, with a potential life span of more
than 50 years.
I've written about that old fishery before, about
how the valuable sturgeon disappeared because of
heavy fishing and habitat destruction near the turn of
the century. Well, now we're trying to re-establish
Tampa Tribune Outdoors Editor Frank Sargeant is
touting trying to stock sturgeon in the recently cleaned
out Alafia River, and Sargeant has the audience to give
the idea a hearing. The Alafia was effectively reamed
out, you'll remember, and just about every living thing
in it killed by a phosphate company acid spill a few
So far the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which
must bless the experiment, is wary because it believes
the restocking might displace any existing sturgeon liv-
ing in local waters. But Sargeant says the last recorded
catch of a Gulf sturgeon was from the Hillsborough
River in 1985, so there really can't be many around.
I've asked around Cortez and fishers there report
not having seen a sturgeon in decades. So let's hope
Mote gets the green flag to at least try the restock-
One year, two wildly divergent species, and end-
State takes ocean action
The health of our oceans is a rising topic on the
international agenda 1998 being named the Interna-
tional Year of the Ocean by the United Nations and
it's good to see Florida taking some action on the sub-
ject. Note that last week Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles
named a 24-member panel, including Mote Marine
Laboratory Executive Director Kumar Mahadevan, to
raise public awareness and coordinate state policies
affecting the health of our adjoining waters.
Now that's a step in the right direction.
"Obviously we're an ocean state and we have prob-
lems coordinating all of our ocean policies,"
Mahadevan said recently. "I think the governor is look-
ing for us to come up with some kind of a blueprint for
Made up of a scientists, commercial and sport fish-
ers, educators and representatives of the boating indus-
try, the panel has 18 months to develop recommenda-
tions for the state. University of South Florida's Betty
Castor is heading the panel, which had its first meet-
ing last Monday at Tallahassee.
Harbor management talk
Not many topics get people riled up as quickly as
how to manage the use of boats in local waters. Bad
enough we have to deal with new intrusions such as
personal watercraft and air boats, but few things match
the ire of waterfront property owners when a boat an-
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Florida communities have tried for years to come
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Neither approach is working.
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line Research." He is active in the new field of harbor
management following the decision of the federal gov-
ernment a decade ago to allow coastal communities to
assume control of their coastal areas as long as they
did it lawfully.
The feds require that local lawmakers weigh the
rights and demands of boaters, fishers, waterfront prop-
erty owners, commercial operations and the general
public. And that's quite a juggling act, especially here
in Southwest Florida where the rate of boat registra-
tions outpaces even our population growth.
Sponsored by the Southwest Regional Harbor
Board, Thursday's workshop will explore freedom of
navigation versus resource management; policy and
procedures in harbor management; and elements of
harbor management plans.
If you're a boat owner and want to know what's
coming up in water usage, or a public official who
might be called upon to begin defining boating use of
local waters, this workshop shouldn't be missed. It's an
important event for local boaters and those who con-
The workshop gets underway at 6 p.m. at Mote
Marine's Laboratory's Marine Mammal Center, 1600
Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota's City Island.
See you next week.
Florida Fishing College
The Florida Fishing College, a more-than-20-year
tradition in Manatee County, will be held Saturday at
the Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto.
There are a variety of classes taught by local out-
door experts at the event, which has a $1 fee to partici-
pate. Among the courses are fly fishing, artificial reefs,
fishing without a boat and backwater techniques.
You can also renew your fishing and hunting li-
censes or have a free skin cancer screening.
The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 6
p.m. The Manatee Civic Center is at One Haben Blvd.,
Palmetto. Information, call 748-0411, ext. 4103.
First place winner in the Jan. 28 Anna Maria
Island Domino Tournament at the Rod and Reel
Pier was Sal Marchetti, of Rhode Island and Anna
Maria. Runner-up was Honey Sosnowski of
The pier sponsors the event every Wednesday
at 5 p.m. All are welcome.
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Feb5 1:38 -0.1 6:43 2.0-
Feb 6 2:46 -0.3 7:47 2.0
Feb 7 3:42 -0.4 8:45 2.0
Feb 8 9:38p* 2.0 4:30 -0.5 12:35 1.2 2:49 1.1
Feb 9 10:24p' 2.0 5:09 -0.5 12:50 1.2 3:46 1.0
Feb10 11:05p' 2.0 5:43 -0.4 1:05 1.2 4:32 0.9
FM Feb 11 11:44p' 2.0 6:09 -0.3 1:17 1.2 5:11 0.8
Feb 12 6:36 -0.2 1:28 1.3 5:54 0.7
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
OFFSHORE FISHING CHARTERS
Safe, fast, dependable and comfortable
Half day and full day charters for up to six people
FOR INFORMATION CALL:
Capt. Paul at (941) 778-3013 or (941) 720-4243
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Weather weakens Gulf fishing; inshore reports good
Less-than-ideal weather has slowed the fishing
action offshore for most fishers, but those who did ven-
ture into the Gulf reported continuing excellent catches
of grouper and snapper. Inshore angling is featuring
sheepshead, a few pompano, trout and redfish.
Folks fishing at the Rod and Reel Pier are finding
the action a little slow due to the weather but there are
still a few sheepshead and flounder being caught, plus
three rare catch-and-release jewfish and a nice 11-
pound black drum.
Chris at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching a few sheepshead, pompano, sea
trout in the three- to four-pound range and some sharks
at night. Best bait is shrimp, squid and crabs, he added.
Fishers aboard the boats at the Miss Cortez Fish-
ing Fleet averaged 715 head of Key West grunts, sand
perch, porgies, black sea bass, red and black grouper
'Boat Smart' course
begins Feb. 18
Manatee Sail & Power Squadron will hold its four-
week "boat smart" safe-boating course at 7 p.m. Wednes-
day, Feb. 18. The course meets Wednesday nights through
March 11. Classes are held at the Palmetto Presbyterian
Church, 1115 10th Ave. W., in Palmetto.
Squadron Commander Robert Jorgensen, of
Holmes Beach, says the course meets and exceeds re-
quirements for state licensing.
State law requires those who were born after Sept.
20, 1980, age 16 or under, must be licensed to operate
a watercraft of 10 horsepower or more. Each year, that
requirement will be increased by a year until anyone
under the age of 21 will be required to be licensed.
The squadron course provides an in-depth look at
problems and solutions facing boaters including boat
handling and seamanship, boat types and terms, regis-
tration and equipment regulations, state and local boat-
ing regulations, weather and marlinespike.
A small fee is charged for materials used in the
course. Participation in the course is free.
.,Graduates of the course couldalso receive lower
insurance costs for their boats and will be eligible to
join the squadron.
.U.S. Power Squadrons across the country are dedi-
cated to providing education on boat safety and "rules
of the road" for waterways. More than three million
boaters have taken the course since it began in 1914.
For more information, call Royce Quintana at 722-
'lw FISHING CHARTERS
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and mangrove and lane snapper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he is finding fishing to be good right
now. He's starting to see some snook action, trout is
still a popular catch and there is an occasional pompano
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said fishing is
just like it was last week- rough, but when you can get
offshore grouper and snapper action is excellent in
about 70 feet of water.
Peter at the Cortez Fishing Center said offshore
charters have been limited due to the wind and high
seas, but Capt. Scott Greer did get out one day and
brought back some nice-sized gag grouper and man-
grove snapper. Inshore, Max Batey went fishing with
Capt. Jack Parker on the Skinny Minny and caught
four redfish up to 27 inches in size, six sheepshead and
trout to 20 inches.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's finding lots and lots
of sheepshead in the bay, a few redfish- and scattered
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers have been doing pretty good with redfish, a few
snook but none of a size to keep, and lots of flounder.
Offshore reports indicate grouper action still good at
about 14 out in the Gulf.
Capt. Rick Gross said sheepshead and reds were
his best bets last week.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's bringing back nice-
sized trout, bluefish, pompano and reds from around
the docks in the bay.
Capt. Thom Smith at Anglers Repair said redfish
are up in Terra Ceia Bay and sheepshead around the
reef system by the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Aboard Magic with Capt. Mike Heistand, charters
are bringing back sheepshead up to five pounds in size,
pompano, trout, whiting, black drum, bluefish, floun-
der and a few nice-sized redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya reports bluefish, trout, a few
reds, mackerel and sheepies were caught by his char-
ters last week.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, anglers report
lots and lots of sheepshead, a few flounder, small grou-
per, mangrove snapper, some yellowtail jacks and a 48-
inch-long bonnet shark were caught last week.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said offshore ac-
tion has been slow due to bad weather, but inshore fish-
ing is excellent right now with good reports of sheep-
shead, redfish, pompano and a few catch-and-release
Good luck and good fishing.
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A lovely shark
Phil and Sheila Austin of Southampton, England,
caught this 46-inch nurse shark while vacationing
in Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy Rod &
Winners in the Jan. 31 horseshoe games were
George McKay and Herb Puryear, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Jack Gardner and Ron
Pepka, both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Feb. 2 games were Adin
Shank, Jack Cooper, Al Ryan and Bob Hitchcock.
The weekly contests get underway every
Monday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.
WANT TO MISS THIS CHANCE!
F GOOD THRU
SUNDAY, FEB. 8, 1998
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Island real estate sales
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; list unknown.
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; list unknown.
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.
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beach or swimming pool. $142,000. Call Lynn Corner unit with carport. $109,900. Call
Hostetler, 778-4800. MLS 26221. Dick Maher or Dave Jones. MLS 27059.
* 3BR/2BA Anna Maria Home ............ $193,000
* 3BR/2BA Family Home ..................... $169,900
* 2BR/2BA Sea Crest ............................. $142,000
* 2BR/2BA Perico Island....................... $109,900
* 2BR/2BA Cordova Villas ..................... $50,900
* Bradenton Beach Home steps to beach. $700 mo
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* Office Building, Holmes Beach ......... $310,000
* Motel 10 Units, Holmes Beach plus 3BR/2BA
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* Fourplex Holmes Beach ................... $315,000
* Duplex Holmes Beach ........................ $175,000
* 2BR/1BA Holmes Beach .................... $198,000
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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, sold 1/
9/98, Skoloda to Schlegel, for $238,000; list $247,500.
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 bro-
ker, 778-1222. 1998.
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IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA Condo
great for second home or vacation
rental in a well cared for Gulf-to-bay
community. Features bayside patio,
heated pool, private fishing dock and
150-foot deeded Gulffront access.
$77,900. Close to shopping, restau-
rants and beaches. #CH27223
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. $1,800 mo
2BR/1BA Across street from the Gulf $1,800 mo
3BR/2BA Pine Bay Forest, 3 mo. min. $2,300 mo
TRIPLEX IN CENTRAL HOMLES BEACH Two 2BR/1BA and
one efficiency with large one-car garage and carport. Well main-
tained on large corner lot. $276,900. Close to shopping, restau-
rants and beaches. #CH26624. Call Carol Heinze 778-5059.
CORDOVA VILLA 2BR/2BA very nice, well-kept condo with ca-
thedral ceilings and sky lights. Close to shopping, GT Bray park
and YMCA. $58,000. Some furniture included. #27044. Call
Denise Langlois 794-8748.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA Richmond home with huge master
bedroom. Eat-in kitchen, dining room, barrel tile roof, cement
drive. Deeded boat slip at 82nd St. and Marina. $164,900. Call
Carol Heinze 778-5059. #27251
STEPS TO GULF OF MEXICO
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished unit
with large kitchen, breakfast
area, washer and dryer. Sunroof _|,.
with breathtaking panoramic
Gulf views. Heated pool and
covered parking. $159,900. And
2BR/2BA end unit for $179,900.
Call Karin Stephan 388-1267 or
Connie Volts 778-4429.
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BIMINI BAY BEAUTY! Fabu- REALTOR
lous views of Bimini Bay, dol- 3884433
phins playing, birds swooping, Ich Spreche Deutsch
setting sun, and a newer 55-foot dock all await you from this
wonderful 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 bed-
room. 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.
SPORTSMANS HARBOR 2BR/2BA very nice Island home
with caged pool. Corner lot across the street from the bay.
Just a few steps to the beach. Turnkey furnished. Excellent
condition. $199,000 #KS27224 Call Karin Stephan 388-1267.
SHORE ACRES Totally remodeled 2BR/2BA home in the city
of Anna Maria. Tile throughout the home, large open kitchen with
high ceiling. Art decor in kitchen and breakfast room ceilings.
State of the art master bathroom, spa, hydra-massage tub, and
shower. $359,000 Call Karin Stephan 388-1267.
Switusndi wl-ln t n e d. ulitmis.s p- /- "i
75 feet to Gulf! Anna Maria duplex is a rare find with
two turnkey units having excellent rental history for
winter and summer! Panoramic view from upstairs unit.
Both units are 2BR/2BA plus lower unit includes den/
bedroom. Choice, natural beach! Asking $419,500.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
Short walking distance to beach! Neat as a pin, this
duplex offers identical units, 2BR/1BA each, with
spacious living area and fully furnished. Beautifully
maintained and priced to sell at only $185,000.
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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.
GRAY WIG never worn. Includes brush and stand.
Paid $190, will sacrifice for $90 OBO. Call 779-2068.
KING-SIZE BED health mattress, very good condi-
tion. Four pair Priscilla curtains, short length. Call
792-2312 for details.
COLLECTOR'S 127 LP RECORDS Top recording
stars, 1950-1970 ERA, console stereo/speakers.
Package deal. Catalogue-request records only.
Sealed bids. (941) 756-9646.
AIR CONDITIONERS Window/wall units, recent main-
tenance, work great. $125 and $195. Call 778-1562.
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FURNITURE EIGHT-SIDED thick glass table with
etched-glass base and four Palm Beach rattan arm
chairs. New $1,200, now $300. Call 778-0812.
LIKE NEW Queen sofa bed and loveseat $275. Three
oak tables (coffee and end tables), two lamps $125. Call
778-9410, leave message if no answer.
5220 XEROX PERSONAL COPIER $200. UX254
Sharp fax machine with telephone $115. BJC-4000
Canon Color Printer $165. All in excellent condi-
tion. Each with extra cartridges. 383-3051.
SLEEPER SOFA neutral color, good condition
$250. Three-wheel bike with large basket on back.
Good condition $100. Call 778-1204.
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.
ROSER GUILD Thrift Shop. Open Tues., Thurs., Fri.,
9:30-2 Sat. 9-12. Clothing, etc. 511 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, across from Chapel.
RUMMAGE SALE Fri., Feb. 6, 9-2. Books, games,
clothes, bedding, lamps/shades, furniture, lots more.
St. Bernard Activity Ctr., 42rd Street, Holmes Beach.
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NORTH END DUPLEX!
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LARGE ISLAND DUPLEX
This large duplex in the heart of Holmes Beach is
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storage and parking. Each unit faces opposite
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108 Peppertree $289,900
5319 Sunrise Lane $585,000
723 North Shore $527,500
502 Magnolia $236,000
OTHER FINE ISLAND PROPERTIES -
* 502 69th Street ................... $157,500
* 522 Magnolia ....................... $208,000
* 502 Magnolia ......................... $236,000
* 610 Fern ............. .............. $248,000
* 779 Jacaranda ........................ $279,500
* Sports Outlet ......................... $78,500
* Runaway Bay Turnkey ........... $97,000
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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 1 BR/1 BA
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TRIPLEX 108 9th St. N., Bradenton Beach. 2BR/2BA and two 1BR/
1BA each. Zoned commercial. $1,550 month income. $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.
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Owner offers this custom-built elevated home.Water
views from every window, 3BR/2.5BA. Lushly land-
scaped with native plants, newer upgraded appli-
ances and A/C. More than 750 square feet of en-
closed workshop and storage space. Wrap-around
deck, many built-ins. $259,000. Extra lot available.
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(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
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Amenities include beautiful seafoam wall-to-wall car-
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quality ceiling fans, newer Amana refrigerator, newer
Trane A/C system with heat pump! An
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This inviting 2BR/2BA hideaway is tucked away on the
cozy north end of Anna Maria within steps of the spar-
kling Gulf of Mexico! Amenities include beautifully tiled
floors, a lovely built-in entertainment/wetbar area in the
family room, and a spacious 5.5 ft. hot tub! Only
$182,500 including a one-year homeowner's warranty!
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CANALFRONT FOURPLEX Live in the townhouse
and have income from the other three 1BR/1BA units.
Townhouse consists of 2BR/1.5BA with a view of the
water from all rooms, ceramic tile on first floor,
hardwood floors on second. Community laundry room.
$275,000. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
LEAST EXPENSIVE ISLAND DUPLEX. Old Florida-
style cottage with apartment close to the beach. 2BR/
1 BA and 1BR/1BA. Natural wood and quaint charm of
yesterday. Secluded, tropical back yard and two large
porches. Only $117,900! Dial the Duncans! Judy
778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
SAN REMO Enjoy the good life in this 2BR/2BA
canalfront home. Pool, Florida room, tile roof, new
A/C, garage door and hot water heater. $172,000. Call
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB
2BR/2BA first floor bayfront condo. $99,500 Call
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
LAKEFRONT 2BR/2BA first floor condo, turnkey
furnished. $103,900. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589
or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
2BR/2BA second floor condo overlooking wildlife sanc-
tuary. Turnkey furnished. $125,000. Call Dick Rowse
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MILS .
HISTORIC CLAY HOUSE ON SPRING AVENUE
The part built before the turn of the century is now a loft,
dressing room and bath. The formal dining room is an
enclosed breezeway from the kitchen to this loft. The
Florida room is wide open to the living room. Beyond are
two more bedrooms and one bath. This and more on 1.5
lots with sidewalk. $219,000. Hope springs eternal.
Doug Dowling Realty
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GA RA G E SALEAN aE EN Co t nuA N R A
TWO-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat., Feb. 7, 9-4.
Housewares, furniture, washer, dryer, antique clocks,
"Rocks" riding mower, tools. 410 and 411 79th Street,
ANNUAL TRASH & TREASURE SALE Sat., Feb. 7,
8-1. White Elephant, household, baked goods, rum-
mage, books, etc. Pebble Springs Clubhouse, corner
of Manatee Ave. and 59th Street W.
GIGANTIC YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., Feb. 6 & 7,
9-12. 871 North Shore Dr. (near Rod & Reel Pier).
No early birds please.
CORAL SHORES SECOND-ANNUAL garage sale.
Over 50 families participating. Sat., Feb. 7 only, 8-1.
9200 Cortez Rd.
ESTATE SALE Fri., Feb. 6, 9-2. Victorian sofa and
chair, antique mirror, marble-top coffee table, dining
set with buffet, entertainment unit, wicker sofa, table
and four chairs, lots of china, desk, silver plate,
lamps, TV, patio table, pictures, electric lawn mower,
edger, ladder, hand tools, bikes, kitchenware. 208
Archer Way (off Gulf Dr.), Anna Maria City. Sale by
Julie McClure, 747-3101. Quality sales for 25 years.
MULTI-FAMILY SALES Sat., Feb. 7. A few antiques,
plants, household, outdoor furniture, miscellaneous.
603/605/614 Baronet Lane, Key Royale.
ISLAND GARDEN CLUB plant, yard and bake sale.
Sat., Feb. 7, 8am. Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Dr.,
YARD SALE Sat., Feb. 7, 9-12. A/C, stereo, books,
printer, miscellaneous household goods. 206 69th
Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri., Feb. 6, 9-12 and Sat., Feb. 7, 9-1.
Furniture, dishwasher, coin-operated dryer, motor home
and more. 3109 Avenue F (turn at 31st St.), Holmes Beach.
PRIVATEERS' THIEVES" MARKET Sat., Feb. 14, 8-
3. Vendor spaces $15. City Hall Park, Holmes Beach.
Call 778-5777 for information.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
YOGA & MEDITATION with Harmony Feldmann.
Private, group and couples classes on the Island.
Register now for February classes. 778-3892.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Community Center informa-
tion and referral service 778-1586. Offering a confi-
dential source of services available to those in need
of help. Mon. through Fri., 9-5.
PRAISE & WORSHIP contemporary service at Roser
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Sunday, 7pm.
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.
NEW ISLAND CLASSIFIED Buy, sell and trade on
the Internet. Get the response you are looking for at
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING Lord Jesus Christ we
thank you for all the graces and favors which you
have given us through the prayers of your Apostle
Jude Thaddeus. St. Jude, we thank you for your in-
tercession in response to our prayers. We will always
be grateful to you, Amen. HFB.
I AM INTERESTED IN forming a newcomers club for
women new to this area. If interested, please call
Sandy at 761-1224.
FRIENDS OF THE Island Library apologize. Due to
the overwhelming response, no more tickets are
available for Dr. Clark's lecture Tuesday, Feb. 10.
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.
SUZUKI JEEP SAMURAI 1987, 74,000 mi., purple
soft top, new tires, excellent condition. New battery
and brakes etc. $2,495. Call (941) 778-1098.
1985 MERCURY MARQUIS six cylinder automatic,
power with air, new tires. $1,500. Also Dirt Devil,
new, 12 volt, car/boat. $10. Call 778-3323. Call 778-
3323. Call 778-3323.
1980 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE New tires, alternator,
battery, brakes and starter. Engine great, needs some
body work. $750 OBO. Call 778-6512 after 2pm.
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.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-2255.
SEARAY CRUISER cuddy cabin, 228 Mercury I/O,
vinyl bimini and camper tops. $6,500 OBO. 10,000 lb.
hoist $1,500. Call 778-1901.
23-FOOT PENYAN cabin, V-bunks, icebox, head, sinks,
re-powered 301 Mercury inboard/90 hours, stainless rails,
curtains, swim platform. Fully equipped, original owner.
$6,800. A-1 condition. Call (941) 383-6534.
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.,
WAIT STAFF AND DISHWASHER needed for
Biondo's Ristorante. Apply in person. 5702 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
PLEASANT TELEPHONE WORK from your home.
We train, any age. Local pager number 215-4656.
VACATION TELEMARKETERS wanted. Earn $800-
$1,200 wk. Part time work evenings. Days call 779-
2017, evenings 795-5766.
OFFICE WORK Typing, filing and 90% telephone
work. Also scheduling. Non-smoker. Apply Island
Pest Control Inc., 3010 Avenue C, Holmes Beach. No
phone calls please.
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LISTING OF THE WEEK! Super custom
home in Anna Maria with oak parquet floors
and oak staircase. 3BR/2BA with extra loft
area, large screened porch, custom kitchen
and top-of-the-line appliances. $248,000.
READY TO BUILD YOUR DREAM
HOME? Several prime lots are going fast on
Anna Maria Island, both on and off water.
Call us today for an updated list to drive by!
From $64,500 to $250,000.
GULF VIEW MOTEL in Bradenton Beach
with the charm of a bed and breakfast, yet
the business of a high occupancy motel!
Recently renovated. Call for details.
CANALFRONT home in Bay Palms with
tile floors throughout. Beautifully updated,
light and bright interior. New kitchen and
appliances! 39-foot dock. $229,500.
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HOME in secluded area. Features include
wraparound screened and open decking,
paver-brick walk and driveways, two-story
coral fireplace and much more! $525,000.
BEST BEACHFRONT BUY ON THE
ISLAND! 3BR/2BA updated elevated
home with fantastic views. Great rental
income. Owner financing makes it easy and
quick to own! $329,000.
NEW LISTING! Island duplex in great
location west of Gulf Drive only steps to the
beach. Recently updated with new tile floors,
fresh paint and updated baths. 2BR/1BA
and 1BR/1BA. $219,900.
ISLAND GEM! Large home has a real
"beachy" feel! 4BR/2BA with large screened
lanai, wood deck, outdoor shower and more!
Beautiful landscaping tops it off! $279,500,
NEW LISTING! Views of Passage Key and
two houses from the beach! 4BR/3BA Anna
Maria home with hardwood floors, fireplace
and more! Great rental history. $259,000.
NEW LISTING! Just five lots from the NEW LISTING! Canalfront updated home
beach sits this new Reed Mapes home west with new seawall cap and private 39-foot
of Gulf Drive with new Berber carpet, large dock. 2BR/2BA. $229,500.
screened lanai, oversized two-car garage and
easy to maintain vinyl siding. $229.900.
NEW PERICO BAY CLUB LISTING!
Direct bayfront villa with fantastic water
views, vaulted ceilings and furniture package
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SPAGE 32 FEBRUARY 4, 1998 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
EVENING AND WEEKEND HELP needed at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Must enjoy working with
children, teens and their parents. Positive attitude and
dependibility necessary. Drug-free workplace. $5.75-$7 hr.
commensurate with experience. Call 778-1908.
AFTER-SCHOOL TEACHER Elementary-age pro-
gram. Anna Maria Island Community Center, 2-6pm
daily, some Saturdays and evenings possible. Posi-
tive, mature, excellent communication skills with chil-
dren and adults. Education degree a plus. Drug-free
workplace. Call 778-1908 or fax resume to 778-9511.
WANTED RETIRED WOODWORKER with tools
interested in some projects. Call 779-2393.
SERVERS WANTED Lunch, dinner, cocktail. Bucca-
neer Inn, Longboat Key, 383-5565.
REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE needed for busy office
in prime location. Call Robin Kollar, Gulf-Bay Realty,
STATE-CERTIFIED CNA home-health aide and
companion available for a variety of duties. Call Rob-
ert for appointment 749-7944 or 720-2711.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, plugs,.odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. 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.
ISLAND HANDYMAN $15 service charge, $15 hr.
Construction degree, mid-western work ethic, senior
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.
NEED A HAND? Experienced, reliable retiree can help
you around the house with most types of maintenance and
repair. References available. Call Michael at 778-7769.
PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS for beginners. New
students welcome. Ages four and up. Call 795-0303.
IF YOU LIKE YOUR home really clean, call Ava
MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years expe-
rience self-employed in the construction trade. I am
handy to have around. 778-1110.
TYPESETTING RESUMES, ads, flyers, brochures,
menus, etc. Black and white or color. From concept to
final product. Reasonable prices. Call Kristin, 778-6334.
INCOME TAX SERVICE Over 30-years experience.
Ohio and Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney
Tax Service, 761-8156.
COMPUTER TYPING SERVICE Letters, resumes, bro-
chures, term papers, flyers, labels, etc. Quick, quality ser-
vice. Reasonable rates. Free disk storage. 794-5376.
TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM Tampa Airport
anytime. Call 778-7934.
LAWNS CUT palms trimmed, yards cleaned up.
Shell and mulch delivered and spread. Call David
Bannigan at 778-6972.
EXPERT LAWN CUTTING/tree trimming.
Affordable, reliable, insured. Call Jeff at 778-1560.
MANATEE MOWERS Island lawn service. In busi-
ness over 10 years. Call Donnie Rivera today for a
free estimate at 778-7508. Thank you.
LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Custom de-
sign and installation, mulch, sod, stone, shell,
xeriscape. 10% off senior discount. 778-8272.
NO BUGS FOR A YEAR! Guaranteed! Protection
Pest Control Inc. & Lawn Treatment. Call Bob
.Bishop, our entomologist at 779-0028 for your free
pest control consultation:
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/INYL 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.
BAYFRONT HOME Fantastic views of
Tampa Bay. 3BR/2BA, one-car garage in
excellent shape. New seawall, sandy
beach. $299,000. Yvonne Higgins 778-
GULFFRONT DUPLEX in the city of Anna
Maria. Two-story masonry building. 2BR/
1.5BA units fully furnished, outstanding views.
$549,000. David Moynihan 778-7976.
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CORAL SHORES Extremely nice 3BR/ BAYFRONT DUPLEX Fabulous views, spa-
2BA caged pool home on canal. Screened cious floor plans and a short walk to beach.
lanai. Lots of built-ins. Dock and davits, Turnkey furnished. 2,736 sq. ft. of living area.
barrel-tile roof. Reduced $235,000. Bill Large deep-water dock. $339,000. David
Bowman 794-8482. R25372. Moynihan 778-7976. D16133.
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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 778-7976.
Island Rental Specialist Since 1939
Seasonal Rentals Available For Immediate Occupancy
Contact Barb Mayo 778-2246
Our name says it all...
Bui ding custom homes on Anna Maria Island since 1987
Bui d from our plans, your plans or custom design
Island Homesites available from $90,000
Homes currently under construction and available -
203 Spring Avenue 3 bedroom, 2 bath -1,900 sq. ft.
806 Gladio us 3 bedroom, 2 both 2,100 sq. ft.
5500 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL. 34217
ISLAND CONDOS & VILLAS
ISLAND VILLAGE 2BR/2BA open plan.
Pool, tennis, short walk to beach.
$109,500. David Moynihan.
IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA furnished
with peak ,view of Gulf/bay. $77,000.
SEASIDE GARDENS villa. 1-2BR/2BA
end unit with water views. $102,000. Gail
RUNAWAY BAY Two available. 2BR/2BA
with lagoon views. $124,900 and
$122,900. Ed Oliveira.
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BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
WEEKLY 1BR/1 BA AVAILABLE Apr. through Dec. 1998,
starting at $300 wk. Includes turkey furnishings, tele-
phone, cable TV and private parking. Call 778-2832.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
SEASONALS JAN, FEB, MAR, 1998. North Beach
Village 3BR/2BA fumished. Excalibur Realty 792-5566.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR excellent
location, all new furishings. Totally equipped; phone,
cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel, fish at your front door.
Walk to local shops, restaurants. $69 day, $450 wk.,
$1,600 mo. (941) 778-1322. Spring rates.
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 iReal Estate (941) 778-0455.
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.
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.
NICE CLEAN UPSTAIRS apartment in Anna Maria
City. Close to beach and Post Office. Available Mar.
21 Apr. 6. Call 778-4499.
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.
f you can find another rental company on
Anna Maria Island whose service and results
exceed ours .-
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
Total Rental Income Per Property
To Claim Reward (or for company details) contact:
A Paradise Rental Management
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
DON & KAREN SCHRODER presents ...
3BR/3.5BA home. Open
plan with two master suites
that open to pool. Leisure
room, cook's kitchen, all
with fantastic view of the
bay! Spacious caged patio offers a large heated pool. Dock,
davits & boatlift. All for $599,000!
Just renovated! Charming
fully furnished 3BR/3BA
beach house. Greatroom
with fireplace, sunroom
plus sunset deck and
screened lanai. Adjacent
second house contains four apartments providing monthly
income to owner. Unique one-of-a-kind property. $895,000.
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.
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.
PIRATE'S DEN Tunkey-furnished 1&2BR apart-
ments. Openings after Apr. 1. Also booking for next
season. Call 778-4368.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT Large 2BR apart-
ment furnished, next to city pier. Private courtyard,
heated pool, outside patio. Annual $1,295 mo. or
monthly $2,000 mo. Call (941) 778-9188.
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 Great location, 2BR/1BA ground-
level duplex. $650 mo. annual rental. First, last, $325
security deposit. Call 795-7805.
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.
CHARMING HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA home available
now for season or annual rental. 200 yards from beach.
$1,700 mo. season, $750 mo. annual. Call 761-9259.
RESPONSIBLE ROOMMATE to share luxury condo
in Holmes Beach. Private master suite. $425 mo.
plus half utilities and cleaning. Call 778-2991.
SEASONAL RESERVE NOW for 1998-1999.
Ground-level 2BR/2BA house with garage, steps to
beach. Non smokers. Call (813) 961-6992.
DIRECT BAYFRONT 1 BI/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.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/1BA, steps to beach in
north Anna Maria. Quiet area, perfect for couple or
single. $580 mo. plus utilities, first, security. Washer/
dryer, no dogs. 794-7187 pager or (813) 864-2416.
GULFFRONT/LAKEFRONT Martinique, Perico Bay Club,
summer 1998/season 1999 or annual. Security, pool, ten-
nis, all remodeled, 3-month minimum. Call 795-3885.
HOLMES BEACH Seasonal tumkey-fumished, ground-
floor 1 BR apartment, 100 yards to Gulf. Call 778-0103.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach duplex, 1BR/1BA,
garage, fist-floor suite. Single/professional couple.
No pets, non smoker. $550 mo., $350 deposit. Ref-
erences. Call 778-9480. Available now.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, garage, totally remod-
eled. New decorations, kitchen, bathroom, carpet-
ing. Professional person, no pets, no smokers. $800
mo., $400 dep. Call 778-9480.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA Very clean, close to beach. Ga-
rage, unfurnished or furnished. $700 mo. plus utilities,
first, last, security, references. Credit check. 778-5057.
ANNUAL DUPLEX APARTMENT 3BR/2BA, central heat/
air, near beach, fenced yard. Kids/pets OK. Security, ref-
erences required. Available now. $750 mo. 778-7431.
ROOMMATE WANTED Live with hones, fun, neat
person. Large 2BR duplex, beautifully and fully fur-
nished. Washer/dryer, central hear and air, all utili-
ties paid, cable TV, phone, ceiling fans in every
room. Everything included for only $375 mo. Male or
female, four block to Gulf or bay. 415 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Available now. Call 779-1022.
BEACH APARTMENT Anna Maria Island. 2BR/1BA,
kitchen, fully furnished. Vacant from Feb. 15. Win-
ter special $340 wk. plus tax. Call (941) 778-1098.
ISLAND BAYVIEW 2BR downstairs duplex. Ceramic
floors, laundry room, fenced area, quiet residential
area. $575 plus utilities. 778-4107.
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.
NEWER KEY WEST-STYLE HOME. Gorgeous views of WATERFRONT. Owner updated thinking never to move again.
Intracoastal Waterway and Jewfish Key. Garage 3BR/2B, formal living/dining room, enclosed Florida room, atrium
accommodates six cars and RV. 2BR cottage on same lot. lanai, ceramic-tile floors, fireplace. Dock with electric, water and lift.
$398,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R23607 $184,900. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R22757
SAILBOAT WATER. Custom-built 4-5BR/4B slaid bayfront estate. SPACIOUS POOL HOME on deep-water canal with dock
Very private with magnificent sunsets. Gourmet kitchen, two and davits. 4-5BR plus office/exercise room. Close to
fireplaces and spacious master suite. Pool, dock, davits and tennis beach. Perfect for large family. $399,000. Bob Burnett,
court. Reduced. $845,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319 387-0048. R25558
MAGNIFICENT two-story Georgian or
river home. Elegantly appointed, ma-
sonry fireplace, crown moldings, French
doors, 5BR/4B. $1,195,000. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. R21398
WARNER BAYOU waterfront home.
Immaculate 4BR with screened porch
overlooking bayou. Pool and dock.
$262,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354.
SARASOTA BAY waterfront lifestyle.
3BR/2-1/2B townhouse. Elegant Florida
design, soaring ceilings, six skylights,
open-floor plan. Elevator, two-car ga-
rage, 24-hour manned gate house.
$309,900. Don Lewis, 746-3200. C24581
RIVER WILDERNESS BEAUTY. Ideal for
great living on golf course. Huge bonus
room, 3 or 4BR, dining and living rooms,
family room, four-car garage. $449,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723- 3929. R24815
MANATEE RIVER. Two homes plus five
apartments. Great opportunity. Possible to
purchase lot with two homes and one
apartment or two-story home with four
efficiencies. $320,000. Nancy Keegan,
5 +/- ACRE LOT on corner of SR-70. 15
miles east of 1-75 near Panther Ridge.
Possibly more acreage available.
$58,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273 or Dave
Barker, 792-8932. L26498
BAY OAKS. Seven lots from one to eight
acres. Access to Palma Sola Bay from two
homesites. Very private setting. $120,000 to
$180,000. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354.
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Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
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Established in 1983
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Serving the Island communities for
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Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
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Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
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Office (941) 779-0043 PAqER (941) 569.2677
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"Where detailing is the difference"
Most Cars $49.95 746-5098
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Entertainment Centers Formica Wood
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MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
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$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.
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Nice, quiet
first-floor 2BR fully furnished. Walk to beach, restau-
rants, etc. Available annual or season. No pets/
HOLMES BEACH Lovely home, 2BR, beautifully fur-
nished, walk to beach, all appliances, washer/dryer.
Now through Feb. Call 755-8936.
3BR HOME ACROSS from beach. Recently remod-
eled, carport, washer, dryer, dishwasher. Annual
rental $850 mo. (941) 859-2857.
GULFFRONT ANNA MARIA 2BR, washer/dryer, A/
C, elevated, great sunsets. 108 Elm. Annual $1,100
mo. Call 778-9486.
WATERFRONT KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA with pri-
vate dock. Available May/June, 1998. $2,000 mo.
YOUR VERY OWN blue heron 2BR/2BA lakefront, el-
evated, all amenities, carport. Small pet OK. Seasonal now
and 1999. Close to beach. $1,700 mo. 952-1592.
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 2BR/2BA condo available Oct., Nov.,
Dec. 1998 and Jan., Feb., 1999. Call days (941) 644-
0635 or nights (941) 644-4323.
VACATION RENTAL 300 ft. to beach. 2BR turnkey,
available now. $500 wk., $1,200-$1,500 mo. Call
778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
FULLY FURNISHED 1BR studio apartment in Holmes
Beach, Feb. and/or Mar. $1,500 mo. Call (941) 778-0212.
SEASONAL 1 BR APARTMENT with deck. Available
starting Oct., 1998. $1,200 mo. Call 778-7949.
DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
TRADE YOUR PROPERTY for 11 acres in Califor-
nia overlooking Big Horn CC, Palm Desert and Indian
Wells. Broker cooperation invited! (630) 257-6367.
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.
ROYAL PALM VILLA Own for less than renting.
2BR/2BA with 25x8 screened lanai. Home warranty
on appliances. Walking distance to USF, Asolo,
Ringling. $49,500. Call JMC Realty 792-8387.
ANNA MARIA Comer building lot approximately 50x100.
If you like great views of Tampa Bay and St. Pets, and
serene beach and fishing activities, this lot is for you.
Reduced. $99,5000. Call (941) 778-5842, ask for Walt.
WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA, den, fireplace, caged
pool. Deep-water canal. Foley, owner/broker.
$179,000. Call 383-5474.
GULF CONDO 2BR/1BA $150,000. Financing
available. Call (800) 824-0142.
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.
LIVE ON THE friendliest street in Holmes Beach.
Spacious 2BR/2BA home with deep-water docking
and rich, tropical landscaping. Drive by today! 504
75th Street. Shown by appointment. 778-5880.
$239,000, brokers protected.
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.
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Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience
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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.
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.
MOTEL FOR SALE in Bradenton Beach's Historic
Old Town near beach and pier. $850,000 with owner
financing possible. Call (941) 778-0212.
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.
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 here, want to sell. Half price. Call 778-4523
or (800) 977-0803.
3BR/2BA ELEVATED HOUSE. 227 85th Street, Holmes
Beach. Walk to the beach. Boat slip with water meter.
Broker/Owner $175,000. MLS# 26399. William E. Allen
licensed Real Estate-Broker. Home 778-1620.
BAYOU CONDO Lower unit, canalfront with boat
dock. Newly refurbished. Seriously interested parties
only by appointment. $120,000. 778-7892.
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in. Or will build your dream home on our waterfront
lots. Open daily 761-8214.
OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY February 12th. Mark your
calendar. Several of our prime listings will be open from
11:00 to 1:00 on February 12th with a "progressive lunch"
being served! Representatives from local mortgage com-
panies will be on hand to answer any questions and there
will be a drawing for a $60 value gift basket from Ideal Gifts
and Baskets! The following will be open: 610 Fern, Anna
Maria; 408 69th Street, Holmes Beach; 521 70th Street,
Holmes Beach; 523 70th Street, Holmes Beach; #26 Sea-
side Court, Seaside Gardens; 521 56th Street, Holmes
Beach; 119 51st Street, Holmes Beach. We look forward
to seeing you there!
GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, garage, storage,
heated pool. $139,900. Yvonne Higgins, Wagner
BAYFRONT HOME in quiet Anna Maria. 3BR/2BA,
fantastic view of Tampa Bay. $299,000. Yvonne
Higgins, Wagner Realty 778-2246.
3BR/2BA SINGLE-FAMILY home, central Holmes
Beach location. Close to beach, deeded boat dock.
Owner/Realtor. $174,900. Call 778-0159.
HOLMES BEACH 100 Yards to Gulf, ground level
3BR/2BA house, mother-in-law suite, appraised at
$228,000. All offers considered. 778-0103.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Very nice 4BR/4BA, central
heat/air, steps to beach. $138,500. Owner 778-1259.
ITALIAN RESTAURANT For sale on Island! 45 seats
including bar, on heavy-traffic area street. Restaurant
does excellent food business and catering. Price
$82,500. 3BR/2BA HOUSE with unattached 1BR/
1.5BA apartment for sale across street from Gulf!
Some Gulf views from living area and porch area.
Needs a little TLC! Price $175,000. Call Deborah
Thrasher at Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 794-0007
or eves. at 778-3395.
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
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53 Film changes
55 Sheriff Lobo
56 Wound with
57 He's a weasel
59 Talus area
68 1984 Peace
69 "Dies- "
70 Familiars, often
71 Writer Singer
73 Drives forward
75 Prepare to land
80 Subj. of 60's
81 He helped
82 Slaps a new
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