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Holmes Beach mayor issues state of city
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner issued his
annual state of the city message last week.
In the six-page document he discusses security, infra-
structure, programs and major problem areas.
VanWagoner said because he is not seeking re-election,
he feels obligated to give citizens an overall status report.
VanWagoner said he has disappointed some of his
supporters because of decisions he's made.
"I regret that, but I was not elected simply to pla-
cate everyone, nor could I have retained my integrity
and judgment if I had tried that approach," he said.
VanWagoner made observations on the following:
The city is extremely financially secure "thanks to
support for a realistic millage rate and good management
by City Treasurer (Ann) Mitchell and department heads
and oversight and approvals by the city commission."
By Andrew White
The location of the new utilities building proposed
for the Spring Avenue end of Anna Maria City Hall
met with some concern from citizens in a recent city
The building will reportedly be 30 feet by 60 feet. It
will be used to house city vehicles like tractors, mowers
and beach sweepers.
Residents of the area are bothered by the fact that
such a large building will be squeezed into the compact
area on Spring Avenue. "It's just going to be so big,"
said Mrs. Ron Sugden, "This huge building will be
right next to my window."
Other concerns are noise that will come with the
maintenance and traffic of large vehicles in the area and
stored materials piling up on the lot.
Fred Moll of Spring Avenue proposed that the city
purchase a vacant, for-sale property in the Crescent
Street area. "It is an industrial-type building that could
offer office and utility space behind it," said Moll of the
The commission is still debating where the final
location of the utilities building will be. It is looking at
other areas and researching the possibility of expand-
ing the current utilities building.
Marmalade wishes all a very
happy Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.
Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
The streets and waterways are safe and public
order is being well and consistently kept and includes
a well-staffed and modernly equipped police depart-
ment, staffed water patrols, community police educa-
tion and outreach programs.
.The city is well prepared for emergencies.
The pedestrian crosswalks have been integrated
into the road system.
Code enforcement is computerized and is back in
the public works department.
The annual street paving program this year in-
cluded arterials from the county beach to north of the
business center at the intersection of Gulf and Marina
Stormwater runoff problems in the city's main
intersections have been greatly improved and other
areas, such as 73rd Street and Gulf Drive, have been
targeted for improvements.
City pier light
debated in Bra
By Paul Roat
Don't expect any changes to the Bradenton Beach
City Pier any time soon.
That was the decision by the city commission last
week in response to questions about the bait shop op-
eration and lighting at the pier jutting into Anna Maria
Sound at Bridge Street.
Commissioner Berneitta Kays, whose liaison du-
ties include oversight of the pier, voiced her concern
about the bait shop operation.
"The bait and tackle shop does not look like a bait
and tackle shop that everyone would expect to see on
the pier," she said. "Bait" is a plastic box with an aera-
tor in it, she said, and the "tackle" is displayed on a
The lease with Jim and George McKee calls for a
bait and tackle shop to be on the pier, Kays said, but it
does not indicate the extent of the fishing service. She
said the expansion of the restaurant operation there
is now ice cream sales encompassing much of the
former bait and tackle shop appears to be overshad-
owing the fishing use of the pier.
"I went to see the Anna Maria City Pier bait shop,
and what we have is far superior to what they have
now," Commissioner Gail Cole said. "I believe the rev-
enue from fishing license tickets has increased, which
would imply there are more people fishing."
"I don't know how you could expect them to do
more with the bait shop than what they are." Vice
The five-year capital improvement program is in
The public works department has been expanded
and upgraded including new staff members.
The city hall complex is ready for construction
and can be expanded as needed.
The city is in the process of selecting a consult-
ing engineer for major projects and planning.
The new comprehensive plan has been adopted.
The general government is now fully staffed af-
ter the departure of City Clerk Leslie Ford, a records
management program is in its second year and comput-
ers have been upgraded.
Beautification efforts have been revived under the
direction of Commissioner Ron Robinson.
New job descriptions were developed under the
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ing, bait shop
Mayor John Chappie said, adding that amendments to
the lease agreement may be possible when the contract
comes up for renewal. The McKees have a three-year
contract with the city that expires at the end of this year,
with two one-year renewals possible.
"We have the utmost respect for the fishermen out
there," Georgia McKee said. "We've gotten rid of the
riff-raff, the drugs, the people sleeping behind our cool-
ers. What else do you expect of us out there?"
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guidance of Commissioner Carol Whitmore.
Emergency programs and planning are being
overseen by Commissioner Don Maloney.
The baseball field is slated for upgrading by the
county through the efforts of Commissioner Luke
The city's ties to the chamber of commerce have
been revived by Commissioner Pat Geyer.
A citizens committee under the direction of Bob
Jorgensen is addressing canal dredging.
Police Chief Jay Romine has applied for a state
grant for an officer to work with Island youths.
The city is seeking a state grant to purchase 50
acres of undeveloped mangroves and wetlands along
East Bay Drive.
Major problem areas
GTE and Smith Realtors' lawsuit against the city
over the construction of a cellular phone tower and a
mandamus suit filed by a citizen.
Pressures from business and residential owners
Relations with the county and the Sarasota/Mana-
tee Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Getting attention from state legislators.
Working with the other Island cities to reduce the
financial burden of state and federally mandated pro-
Environmental problems a such as red tide and
Citizen apathy with regard to participating in
Islander elected by
Manatee AIDS council
George Sinclair of Bradenton Beach has been
elected secretary of the AIDS Council of Manatee
County. Other officers are Leona Fredericks, presi-
dent; Micki Poston, vice president; and Ray Fusco,
treasurer.For more information, call 750-9450.
Striping for safety
New yellow striping was laid down in front of the Islander's Market on Gulf Drive and Magnolia Street last week.
Property owner John Cagnina was upset because the striping reduced the market's parking area, but Anna Maria
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said it was a much-needed safety precaution. Islander Photo: Andrew White
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"I believe Jim and Georgia have done a hell of a
job with the pier," Commissioner Dan Goodchild said,
drawing a round of applause.
The other question regarding the pier came from
several fishers who have voiced concerns about the
lighting. Although the under-rail lights are fine for
strolling, they have said, it is difficult to untangle a line
or bait a hook.
Emily Anne Smith, with the architectural firm of
Eatman & Smith and the designer of the pier renova-
tion, said prior to the revisions there were two light
poles providing about 300 watts of light. Now, after
renovations, there is more than 10 times the amount of
light in the three cabanas, the pavilion and 35 un-
In order to at least partially appease the fishers,
Smith proposed adding lights over the fish cleaning
stations at a total cost of about $600.
"But we need to spend the money on the pier pil-
ings," Smith said. More than 30 of the piles are in need
of either replacement or major shoring on the more than
"It is more that a fishing pier," Smith said, "it is for
all of us to use."
I "It is beautiful," Kays said, "but it's not a fishing
pier anymore. The lights aren't beneficial to fishers and
weren't done with fishers in mind. It was designed to
be a party showplace."
"I can't disagree with you more," Chappie told
Kays. "It is a lot better than it was, and it's not just for
"I'm very proud of our fishing pier," Mayor
Connie Drescher said. "The fishers have said they
would like to have better lights, and I think we should
look into that."
No date for further discussion on the Bradenton
Beach City Pier has yet been set.
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The new Mary Ross memorial
By Andrew White
A new sculpture honoring the late Commissioner
Mary Ross is now on display at Anna Maria City Hall.
It's arrival has met with mixed emotions.
Ross was a well respected city commissioner and
led a beautification project of the city hall gardens us-
ing only native plants. Ross' gardens were replaced by
a manicured lawn in current Mayor Chuck Shumard's
In the process of removing the native plants, city
workers destroyed the original Mary Ross memorial
sculpture and damaged the city's irrigation system.
While native plants versus manicured lawn is a
matter of opinion, some Anna Maria residents felt it
was an insensitive move by Shumard and a desecration
to the memory of Commissioner Ross.
The new memorial sculpture was created by members
of the Anna Maria Public Works Department. In their
view it is meant to reflect a feeling similar to the original.
The new Mary Ross memorial sculpture on display at Anna Maria City Hall was made by staff of the city's
public works department. Islander Photo: Andrew White
Since the new sculpture was not done by an "art-
ist," its aesthetic value is questionable, however city
officials are apparently satisfied that they got the job
Local artist Woody Candish seems to be the odd
man out in this situation. A friend of the Ross family,
Candish created the original memorial sculpture. The
city had reportedly contracted him to do a replacement,
however no date was set for completion. Both sides say
they never heard from one another after an initial meet-
ing and the poor communication resulted in the public
works department preparing the replacement piece.
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2/19, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
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President's Day closings, Monday Feb. 16
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Access to records maintained in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
A commissioner and the city attorney have averted
political doom for Bradenton Beach.
City commissioners were poised last week to adopt
a set of goals and objectives for the next two years, the
result of a workshop session in December. Many of the
goals were objective and non-political "We will
make every effort to work as a team, seeking citizen
involvement and input," as an example.
One goal, however, had a serious pitfall within its
"Openness to citizens, including the media, is our
continued policy, however, media requests for informa-
tion are to be cleared in advance with the mayor," was
the problem goal.
Florida law is clear on the fact that under the state's
Sunshine and Open Record laws all citizens may re-
quest and receive documents and records from the gov-
ernment without question in a timely manner at a mod-
est charge. The city's goal would have provided a bar-
rier to media making record requests.
"I believe that the media should have full unen-
cumbered access to the business of the city of
Bradenton Beach's- public records and the
commission's business," Commissioner Gail Cole said,
"hence I disagree with the statement."
Cole also said he was "muzzled" by Mayor Connie
Drescher during the goal-setting workshop and "I was
cut off from my ability to speak on many issues I find
important to our city."
Resident Eileen Suhre, who served as recorder
during the December goals workshop, said "I did not
notice Mr. Cole being shut off during the meeting. I
thought the idea was a wonderful one by our mayor."
City Attorney Alan Prather called the sentence re-
stricting access to the media "a problem with seman-
tics. I took it to mean that any press releases issued by
the city should be cleared by the mayor. Obviously,
under Florida Statutes, there can be no restriction of
information to the media or anyone else."
Vice Mayor John Chappie moved to strike the of-
fending language in the goal, which was adopted unani-
mously, as were the goals, with Cole stating that he
Among the goals for the Bradenton Beach City
Commission in 1998-99 are the following. A com-
plete list of the goals is available at city hall.
City pride will be a major hallmark. We will
be available to the greatest extent possible to citizens
to hear suggestions and complaints. We will encour-
Quality of life issues with expedited solutions
to problems are a very high priority.
Grant seeking will be given a high priority.
The north side of the city will not be slighted.
A detailed effort on the viability of recycling
will be undertaken.
A study on revenue will be initiated with atten-
tion to both new sources and efficiency and fairness
of current practices.
Traffic congestion solutions will be actively
A survey of city owned property, especially
street ends and rights of way, will be initiated.
We shall improve communication to citizens
and among city departments.
The budget process will be thorough, with
priorities set and every dollar fully explained and
Department heads will work together as
teammates to assist each other when needed to
further common city goals. Employees are ex-
could endorse the statements as long as the media
muzzling issue was removed.
A similar problem with an elected official putting
himself in the way of media requests surfaced last year
in the city of Anna Maria. Repeated requests for infor-
mation by The Islander Bystander were unanswered
pected to perform to high standards in a courte-
ous manner. They are to conduct themselves in a
Maintenance and personnel will be improved
through training and improved scheduling to pro-
vide quality upkeep of public property.
Beautification will be enhanced.
Derelict boats, vehicles and other eyesores
will be given attention via contact with owners.
City action to remove any such items will com-
mence as allowable if necessary.
Additional trash cans are needed at various
locations on Cortez Beach. We will look into re-
pairs of existing benches and will study the need to
install additional benches.
Street sweeping and sidewalk cleaning and
maintenance will be a regularly scheduled task.
Business parking on city rights of way in resi-
dential areas will be looked into.
Fishing on the pier will not be sacrificed for
the restaurant business.
The bait shop will be reopened and stay open.
Enhanced lights will be investigated and in-
stalled as funding becomes available.
Other pier revenue possibilities will be inves-
tigated but not to the detriment of fishing activities.
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and prompted a lawsuit by the paper against Mayor
Chuck Shumard and City Clerk Peggy Nelson.
A judge ruled in favor of the newspaper and de-
manded the city provide the records requested. The city
also had to pay court and legal fees associated with the
CAROL IS COMMITTED TO:
C Restoring integrity to the Mayor's office
h Improving relations with Manatee County
and other state and local agencies
a Balancing federally mandated laws with the
ambiance of our Island
Working with the community to improve
the city's appearance, i.e., rights of way
Assisting the commission to utilize the
u"City Field" to best serve all the residents
Functioning as the administrator of the
city in cooperation with the commission
for the betterment of Holmes Beach
Carol Whitmore has lived on the Island for 29 years and
has served on the City Commission for the past seven years.
She is a registered nurse and a licensed risk manager. Carol
also served as president of the Aids Council of Manatee
County in 1995 and '96 and helped write a $200,000 federal
grant to assist local Aids patients. She currently is adminis-
trator of husband Andre Renard's surgical practice. Her
daughter Janae attends Manatee High School.
Please vote for Carol Whitmore on March 10 for Mayor of
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Impeded walkways to the pier caused by restau-
rant will be resolved.
An effort will be undertaken to identify the entire
historic old-town district.
Street ends and right of way plantings will be
reviewed, especially on the north side of the city.
City hall landscaping will re-evaluated to ensure
bus stop access.
Signage to point out the new city parking lot will
Sidewalks are of the highest priority.
Streets will be repaired and resurfaced as needed.
Attention will be given to repairs only versus full re-
surfacing on side streets because of water runoff prob-
lems and the risk of speeding on resurfaced roads.
Drainage is a very high priority.
Bike lanes are part of an Island-wide effort.
Crosswalks at key locations on Gulf Drive will
continue to be sought.
A stronger form of community policing will be
undertaken. One-on-one interaction with police and
residents will be increased. A foot patrol will be in-
stituted on a trial basis in the business district and
pier. Patrolling with car windows down will be in-
creased to better community interaction. Police will
be proactive in interfacing with residents and visi-
The police chief will provide input into how to
better deal with quality of life issues such as animal
The administration makes it clear that drugs are
to be driven out of the city to the extent possible.
; Speeding problems will be vigorously enforced.
Recreational vehicles and large vehicle parking at
Cortez Beach will be vigorously enforced.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 11, 1998 N PAGE 5-A IJ
'Remember When' dinner
Reservations must be made by Monday, Feb. 16,
for the "Remember When" dinner where a student from
the old one-room Island school will be officiating.
The dinner, a nostalgic event for the public and
especially for teachers and students at the old school,
will be Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Anna Maria Island
Peggy Blassingame Diamant, who attended the
school on Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria City from
first through eighth grade, will come to the Island from
her Alabama home to be mistress of ceremonies, said
the sponsoring Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
Diamant was there in the 1930s when Lena
Phelps taught, assisted by a second teacher during
the winter season. Diamant's class graduated four
Tickets for the catered dinner are available at the
Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Students and faculty of Anna Maria Elementary School will perform a play entitled "The Early Island School"
at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society dinner at the Anna Maria Island Community Center on Saturday,
Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m.. Pictured from left, Principal Jim Kronus, Ben Murphy, 6, Saige Sackett, 8, Lexa Murphy,
11, and teacher Joan Sackett. Islander Photo: Andrew White.
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Better left said
We really thought people would recognize the ab-
surdity we saw in Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner's offering of a settlement to the lawsuit
brought against him and the city by GTE and Smith
Realtors of Holmes.
We've criticized VanWagoner in the past for an
acute lack of historical perspective. This settlement
reeks of recent memory loss.
Last year GTE proposed a tower at Holmes Beach
Marina. It was opposed by neighbor Hugh Holmes Sr.
They switched the focus to city property which was
discussed at length among commissioners by the mayor
and heirs of the original grantors of the property occu-
pied by city hall, the library, the open field and the fire
It was determined that leasing property to GTE, the
land on which GTE would build the tower, may violate
the grantor's wishes and prompt a lawsuit from the
heirs, including Hugh Holmes Sr.
Next, GTE jumped across the street to the commer-
cial property occupied by Smith and the Big Bamboo
restaurant and bar.
We heard no objections from the heirs. Very little
in the way of objections from commissioners. Big ob-
jections from residential neighbors. But the tower was
Next comes GTE and Smith to sue the city because
the mayor stubbornly refused to sign the site plan for
the tower a necessary technicality. His maneuver to
block the tower, to which he was vehemently opposed,
caused a suit against the city, two building officials
individually and himself individually. A federal suit
which will cost big bucks, settlement or no.
Then resident Joan Perry, now a candidate for com-
mission, filed a suit to force acceptance of her petition
to withdraw the commission's resolution which al-
lowed the cell tower in the first place.
Perry's complaint contains an intriguing bit of evi-
dence: a faxed page with Bob VanWagoner's card cop-
ied alongside the contents page of the city charter. Pre-
sumably the original was his card paper-clipped to the
blank inside page of the charter handbook.
A note is also scribbled: "Dave, take a look at this
plz," presumably to attorney David Levin, representa-
tive for Perry in the suit.
Is that not a mixed bag of ethics?
But to top it off, the mayor, on behalf of the city
(the same city being sued twice over the cell tower),
writes up his own version of a federal court order to
offer as a settlement. Not his job nor his place un-
less he's acting as his own attorney.
In his settlement offer, he suggests the tower be
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located at the fire district.
Hello? Discussed, dismissed and obviously forgot-
ten by VanWagoner,
Here's our settlement offer: The city should contract
for a cellular communication tower on property at city hall
and build it with infrastructure money coming from the
school tax. The police and fire departments need it.
Do it now. ASAP.
And before you know it, GTE and other cell pro-
viders, who all want improved service for their custom-
ers, will jump on the band wagon.
Build the tower, offer the leases and see what hap-
pens to the suits. Poof.
GTE and Smith may be out of pocket on expenses
but as good citizens they'll realize it's best for the city
- and their customers.
Thanks to all
For every ending there is a beginning.
It's mind boggling to think approximately 150
members of Save Anna Maria got the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation to concede to their will.
Had it not been for the first few people who had the
insight to say "no" to the megabridge, there may not
have been a victory. It is necessary to mention the eight
who got the ball rolling: Leon and Melody Kramer,
Tom and Kay Hoey, Joe Kane, Katie Pierola and Pe-
ter and Beth Ereg.
The first advertised meeting gathered a few more,
such as Jim Kissick, Mary Ellen Reichard, Ann Shaw,
Bea Flanagan, Barbara Lacina, Mike Norman, Bob
VanWagoner, Dottie McChesney, who gave SAM it's
name and two people, who I doubt without them, SAM
would have floundered Cafflin Garst, who got us on
the legal tract and Bunnie Garst who paved the road
from here to Tallahassee with pages of facts, figures
and data accumulated by her and other SAM members.
Also I applaud the power of Islander Bystander
Editor Bonner Presswood and the staff for their support
over these many years.
I congratulate you all for your great victory.
Billie P. Martini, Holmes Beach
I have read with interest the proposed cell suit
settlement offered by Mayor Bob VanWagoner. I find
it particularly interesting that this proposal comes on
the heels of him receiving formal notification from the
Florida League of Cities that he is not covered by them
for his personal liability in this matter.
It appears that the tower is not the only thing be-
ing camouflaged. This seems to be an attempt to use
taxpayers dollars to bail out the mayors personal li-
If our city commission adopts this scheme it will
be interesting to see how many of our citizens would
join in a suit against Bob VanWagoner, "the indi-
vidual" to recover lost tax dollars.
Rich Bohnenberger, Holmes Beach
Colossal traffic jam
To re-emphasize Billie Martini's warning that
closing 58th Street between Marina Drive and Flo-
tilla Drive could have disastrous results in case of
emergency evacuation, please realize that even with-
out an emergency there is going to be a colossal traf-
fic jam at Captain's Marina where 56th Street meets
Besides all the library traffic, the people now us-
ing 58th Street will be added to the 56th Street egress,
causing backups that will extend well past the library
exit. Right now one must wait sometimes as long as
five minutes to exit left from 56th Street onto Marina
Drive. Many frustrated drivers now zoom onto Marina
Drive when safety is marginal and if the tie-up gets
worse, we can guarantee sooner or later there will be
a serious accident.
Does a new city hall really necessitate eliminating
58th Street? That's doubtful, but if true, let's revise city
hall or find a rational solution to this mess. If the com-
missioners don't understand this situation, we suggest
they try making a left-hand turn onto Marina Drive at
Captain's Marina; several times a day, every day.
Paul Kaemmerlen, Holmes Beach
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THfSE WERE THE AYS
______________ Part 14, The Drowsy Thirties ______________
by June Alder _______________
Sea Captain John R. Jones settled on Anna Maria Island in 1895 and lived here
for 40 years. He wrote a brief history of the isle in 1927.
The 1930s was the last hurrah for
the four original Anna Maria Island
pioneers. The first homesteader (1893),
George Emerson Bean, was the first to
go he died in 1898 at age 60. Three
other pioneers came in 1895. Spanish-
born Jose Casanas died in 1918 at the
ripe oid age of 96; Sam Cobb, the
youngest settler (he was 28 in 1895),
passed from the scene in 1930.
That left John R. Jones as the only
survivor of the 1890s era. He was 75
when he sat down to write the only first-
hand history of the Island that has come
down to us. That same year, 1927, a
reporter from the Tampa Daily Times
came to the Island to interview him.
Here is what he wrote:
The Lures of Anna Maria -
Pleasure seekers continually are lured
to Anna Maria Island on the coast of
Manatee County as was Captain
John R. Jones who has lived on this bit
of land for more than 35 years.
Captain Jones formerly was a sea
captain, making many voyages to Cuba
and Central America. He followed the
sea in the time of famed Captain James
McKay of Tampa, with whom he voy-
aged to distant lands.
"I first saw Anna Maria Island 40
years ago," the captain related, "and
never forgot its beauty."
He settled upon his Island home-
stead in February 1895 and has main-
tained his residence there ever since,
although in the meantime he practiced
law in Bradenton and Tampa and en-
gaged in newspaper work in both cities.
A native of Ireland, Captain Jones
recently returned from a visit to the Em-
erald Isle which he had not seen since,
as a boy, he went to Canada, where he
married Miss Sophia Baby of a French-
Canadian family. Both were educated
in Canadian universities.
Arthur St. Clair Jones, middle son
of the couple, was killed in the Meuse-
Argonne battle of the World War after
having received a citation for bravery.
The youngest son is now manager of
the Gulf Refining Company at Tampa,
and the eldest son is a newspaper man,
connected with The Tampa Times.
Miss Kathleen Jones, daughter of
the family, is a musician. For several
years she was organist and choir direc-
tor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church at
Tampa, as was her mother.
The homestead is a veritable bo-
tanical garden to which Captain Jones
has brought rare exotics from tropical
lands. The United States government
has collaborated with the retired sea
captain in the distribution of rare plants
.in an experimental way. They have
flourished throughout the years, never
having been seriously injured by frost.
The arm of the bay forms a safe
harbor for boats at the very door of the
captain and from his broad veranda he
can look out across the sea he loves.
The home domain extends across the
Island to the Gulf of Mexico, where the
Joneses have built a rustic pavilion
thatched with the palmetto and pro-
vided with seats and tables for picnic
lunches. This is on the beach where the
water is always fine.
Anna Maria, about which romance
and poetry have delighted to weave gar-
lands, of course possesses a legend. It is
woven about the tragic fate of two lov-
ers in the ancient days of Spanish occu-
pation. It appears that a throw of the
dice gave to the captain of a Spanish
sailing ship the senorita who loved the
youth who was second in command.
The youth, crazed by jealousy, killed
the captain and in remorse committed
suicide. The maiden was left alone on
Captain Jones in poetry has related
this legend, concluding with the stanza:
And now in the gloaming time
When the sighing breezes chime,
Through the leaves of palmetto
The lovers twain are seen
In the moon's bright silver beam,
Walking hand in hand together
Down the beach of shining sand.
From the Tampa Daily Times,
Feb. 25, 1927.
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Another restaurant cited for lack of parking
By Pat Copeland
And you think finding a parking space is tough?
Another Holmes Beach restaurant, with what
seems like a big parking lot, is having troubles with
Marco Polo's Pizza has been red-tagged by the city
because of work beyond the scope of a wall demolition
permit. In addition, there's not enough parking in the shop-
ping center's lot to support the restaurant's expansion.
The restaurant in the Anna Maria Shopping Cen-
ter on East Bay Drive will not be permitted to open
until the issue is resolved, Public Works Supervisor Joe
The restaurant is in the process of expanding into
the store next door, manager Jesse Mullen explained.
The expansion would add another 720 square feet and
make room for a pool table and video games. A bar was
added to the original store.
The restaurant's ice cream operation has moved to
another store in the same center, creating more parking
problems, Duennes noted.
According to Duennes, the restaurant's license was
for pizza and ice cream in one location. Once the ice
cream store moved to another location, it required a
new occupational license and more parking, as well as
a new site plan.
"It impacted parking because a restaurant needs
more parking than a retail store," Duennes said. "A
retail store must have one parking spot for every 200
square feet, but a restaurant must have one for every 80
The shopping center is all allocated and all its
shared parking is accounted for with agreements be-
tween various stores.
Mullen said he went to the city building depart-
ment several months ago and told Duennes about his
plans for expansion.
"I told them I wanted to expand into the store next
door and asked if there were any problems before I
signed the lease," Mullen said. "They issued a permit
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Duennes said Building Inspector Bill Saunders is-
sued the demolition permit but Duennes does not recall
any conversation about expansion plans.
Duennes says he signed off on the restaurant's beer
and wine verification without noticing that it contained
the address of Marco Polo's and the additional store
front next door.
"It's not my place to ask what he's going to do,"
Duennes said. "That's between him and the shopping
center's owner and we're not privy to that. We don't
deal with individual tenants. We deal with the owner."
Mullen said he is working with the city and the
owner to resolve the problem.
"In the history of this shopping center, there's
never been a parking problem," Mullen pointed out. "I
wish there was one. The merchants welcome the new
"Parking was at capacity since the day the shop-
ping center was approved, according to site plans filed
with the city," Saunders pointed out. "In 1994 the Ice
Cream Churn had to use shared parking in order to gain
the seating it required. The same thing happened in
1996 with the Bagel Shop."
Duennes said there are two solutions to the prob-
lem. One is a reduction in the size of the parking spaces
An article in last week's Islander Bystander con-
cerning Mayor Bob VanWagner's proposal to settle
a law suit over a cell tower in Holmes Beach has ap-
parently been misunderstood by some readers.
The proposal made by VanWagoner was a
suggestion offered by him and was in no way an
official settlement agreement.
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as required in the city's land development code. The
city's requirement is 10 by 20 feet, while the county
and surrounding cities have reduced that to 9 by 19 feet.
This is the solution being sought by Bill Zalla,
owner of Marina Bay restaurant, who was cited just a
week ago by the city's code enforcement board for
being short 35 parking spaces.
In a Jan. 29 memo to Mayor Bob VanWagoner,
Duennes noted that the city's larger parking lots are
rarely more than 75 to 90 percent occupied.
"Possibly a case-by-case review with consideration
to current stall size being maintained where layout de-
sign identifies high-volume parking areas and reduced
sizes where volumes are lower would be a practical
answer," Duennes said.
Duennes will present his suggestion to the city
commission this week.
A second solution would be for the shopping
center's owner to ask the commission to approve a new
site plan without the required number of parking
spaces, Duennes said.
"We live in the community, have kids at Anna
Maria Elementary School and sponsor a local basket-
ball team," Mullen said. "We're here for the local busi-
ness. We hope to overcome this. We're committed to
10 years of leases."
Van Wagoner, who is a party in the suit with
the city as mayor, is additionally named as an in-
dividual by the petitioners, GTE and Smith Real-
Van Wagoner's unofficial settlement offer has
not been reviewed by the commission by any of the
parties in the suit.
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Thieves' Market Saturday
In response to popular demand, the Anna Maria
Island Privateers are adding mullet dip as a feature of
their Thieves' Market Saturday, Feb. 14.
Bill Dingman, in charge of the festival, explained
that there was such interest among the public at several
Privateers mullet smokes on the Island and in Cortez,
that it is joining other fare on the limited menu at this
Those other items are hot dogs, hamburgers and
The Thieves' Market will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at City Hall Park, 5901 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
It will help raise money for the youth fund of the non-
"Bargains galore," Dingman promises, in arts and
crafts, antiques, garage sale booths, flea market, some
clothing, and other specialties of the market.
The organization supports college scholarships,
the Anna Maria Island and Cortez Community Cen-
ters, and other projects. Exhibitors are welcome and
information is available from Dingman at 778-5777.
Trolley heads south for
golf service next week
The trolley serving Anna Maria Island will be ab-
sent for a week starting Feb. 16 as it again becomes a
shuttle for a national golf tournament in Sarasota.
Trolley Systems of America Inc. said its machines
are "the official shuttle service" again this year for the
American Express 1998 Senior Professional Golf As-
sociation tournament at Prestancia.
Island trolley service will be interrupted from
Monday, Feb. 16, through Monday, Feb. 23, with ser-
vice here resuming Tuesday, Feb. 24.
'Breathing Easier' subject
of free seminar
Vickie Bannister, registered nurse of Housecall
Home Health Care, will present a one-hour free semi-
nar on "Steps to Breathing Easier" at 9 a.m. Thursday,
The seminar at First National Bank of Manatee,
5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is designed "to help
those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease live
a well life." Further information is available from the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 778-1541.
'Nooner' set on Longboat
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce has
scheduled its February "Nooner" for the Buccaneer
Inn, 595 Dream Island Road on the key, at noon
Wednesday, Feb. 18. Cost is $10 per person. Further
Garden club to check out
sunflowers Feb. 18
The Anna Maria Garden Club will see a film on
sunflowers and discuss these plants at a meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Further information may be obtained at 778-0256.
Barbershop chorus concert
at Center Feb. 20
The Gulf Coast Sandpiper Chorus of the Manatee
County Barbershop Singers will present skilled harmony
and a repertoire of sentimental popular songs in a concert
at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Admission will be $2 per person with pro-
ceeds to benefit the Center's after-school program.
Twenty-five to 30 members of the chorus, under
the direction of Sally Lloyd, will perform as a group
and in quartets. The 20-year-old local organization is
a member of the 35,000-member Society for the Pres-
ervation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet
Singing in America.
This is the chorus' first engagement at the Center.
The concert will be indoors and seating will be pro-
For information, call the Center at 778-1908.
There should be bargains galore at this Saturday's
Thieves' Market. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Pancake breakfast Sunday
at St. Bernard
A pancake breakfast will be served for the public
from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15; at St. Bernard
Catholic Church hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Homemade pancakes, sausage, orange juice and
coffee are on the menu. Breakfast is $2.50 for adults,
$1 for children. A homemade bake sale is scheduled in
conjunction with the breakfast.
Bradenton Beach chiefs
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher and
Vice Mayor John Chappie will speak Monday, Feb. 16,
at an Anna Maria Island Historical Society meeting at
City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
They will discuss their city's history, Bridge Street
development, grants the city has received and seeks,
and the future of Bradenton Beach. The meeting, open
to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. Further information
is available at 778-0492.
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Folk singer Elaine Silver will sing at 7:30 p.m. and
lead dances at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the
Island Fitness Center, 5345 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. More information is available at 778-3892.
Center offers computer
class Feb. 20
Chicago computer professional Jim Sullivan will
offer a Windows 95 computer course from 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Instruction will focus on word process-
ing, file handling and an introduction to the Internet.
Advance reservations are requested for this one-
time class. The fee will be $15 for Community Center
members or $20 for non-members. For information and
registration, call the Center at 778-1908.
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Ella Elizabeth Connick, 95, of Bradenton Beach,
died Feb. 3 in Columbia Doctors Hospital, Sarasota.
Visitation and vigil were last weekend at Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home Holmes Beach Chapel, and fu-
neral services were Monday at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, Father Patrick Farrell officiating. Burial was
in Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton.
Ms. Connick was a member of St. Bernard
Women's Guild, World War I Auxiliary 3335 and Is-
land Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 8199, and
volunteered for Bay Pines Veterans Home, Children's
Haven, Sister Nora migrant aid organization, Salvation
Army, Easter Seals, American Cancer Society and
American Red Cross.
She was a foster parent to more than 100 children,
her family said, and memorials may be in the form of
donations to Father Wellsmiller Orphanage, Casa San
Jose, Apartado 40, Colima, Mexico.
Surviving are three sons, former Bradenton
Beach Mayor Richard F. Connick, now living in
Sarasota, Robert J. of Irvington, N.Y., and Wayne F.
of Easly, S.C.; daughters Shirley Horvath of
Bradenton Beach and Virginia R. Taxter of Sarasota;
20 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 11
Louis L. Fiorentino
Louis L. Fiorentino, 53, of Holmes Beach died
Feb. 3 at his home in Holmes Beach.
SHe was born in Newton, Mass., and came here
from the Boston area in 1976. A bartender at several
bars and restaurants on the Island, he was a Little
League coach and a volunteer at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. He was an Air Force veteran.
He was a candidate for Holmes Beach mayor at the
time of his death, his goal in that office was to finalize
an agreement with the county for a Babe Ruth baseball
field in time for the league's 1998 season and to pro-
vide for a regulation soccer field near city hall.
Survivors include an aunt, Nicolena leraci, and an
uncle, Grank leraci. Funeral services were conducted
by the Rev. Wayne Kirk Saturday at Roser Memorial
Community Church. Covell Cremation Center was in
charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be in the form of contributions to
the Louis Fiorentino Scholarship Fund at any First
Union Bank branch.
Wallace Isaac Gray
Wallace Isaac Gray of Holmes Beach died Feb. 4
in Blake Medical Center.
He was born in Douglasville, Ga., and came to
Manatee County from New York City in 1962. He was
a retired construction project manager. A Navy veteran
of World War II, he was a member of Roser Memorial
Community Church, Montgomery Lodge in Milford,
Conn., Key Royale Club, High 12 Club, Island Play-
ers, and Friends of the Library.
Surviving are his wife, Charlotte of Holmes Beach;
sisters Pauline Harris of Mesa, Ariz., Sara Jewell of
Virginia Beach, Va., and Betty Phillips of Norfolk, Va.;
and a brother, Jack of Douglasville.
Shannon funeral Home was in charge of arrange-
Bessie S. Mameo
Bessie S. Mameo, 96, of Holmes Beach died Feb.
9 at home.
Visitation and vigil services were Tuesday at
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home and requiem mass is
scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Saints
Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, 2850 75th
St. W., Bradenton. Burial will be in Mansion Memo-
rial Park, Ellenton.
She was born in Sicily and came here from New
Jersey in 1962. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are a son, Nicholas J. Mameo of Holmes
Beach; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchil-
Doris Stahley, 77, of Bradenton Beach died Feb. 7
Born in Olean, N.Y., she came to Manatee County
from Land C' Lakes in 1969. She was a homemaker
and a Protestant.
Survivors are two sons, Dennis F. of Bradenton
and Duane Jr. of Orlando; a sister, Pauline Spence of
Olean; two brothers, Kenneth Hanigan of Fort Myers
and Ralph Hanigan of Olean; and three grandchildren.
No visitation or funeral service was scheduled.
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A free lecture on aromatherapy titled "The Use of
Essential Oils" will be given Saturday, Feb. 14, at 2
p.m. at Here's to Your Health, S&S Plaza, 5340 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. The introductory lecture will be
given by Gloria DeVoss, aromacologist. Further infor-
mation is available at 778-4322.
Art League demo Friday
Bambi Furtado, Osprey artist who has taught bas-
ket weaving on the Island for six weeks, will give a
public demonstration of her craft from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 13, at the Anna Maria Island Art League,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Further informa-
tion is available at 778-2099.
Police department grant to
aid Island youths
The Holmes Beach Police Department has applied for
a $6,000 state grant to help an officer reach out to youths
through the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The grant funds will be used for a six-month project
during which an officer will spend 118 hours working
with young people at the Center.
Eye-care seminar Feb. 18
Board certified ophthalmologist Jonathan A.
Adler M.D., of the Manatee Eye Clinic and Laser
Center will present a free seminar, "Seeing Your
Future: A Guide to Eye Care," at 9 a.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 18, at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Complimentary coffee and donuts will be served
and Adler will be available to answer questions. Ad-
vance reservations are requested but are not manda-
For more information, call the Eye Clinic, 748-
1818, or the Center, 7781908.
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Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, Anna Maria 9:30 1:30 p.m.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 9:31 1:31
Rod and Reel Motel/Pier 9:33 1:33
Haley's Motel & Resort, Holmes Beach 9:40 1:40
Blue Water Beach Club 9:42 1:42
Harrington House B & B 9:43 1:43
Island Real Estate 9:44 1:44
The Islander Bystander 9:45 1:45
Native Rentals 9:46 1:46
West Coast Surf Shop 9:49 1:49
Shells Restaurant/Paradise Bagels 9:52 1:52
Gull Stream/Smugglers Cove, Bradenton Beach 9:58 1:58
Rebecca's Bistro 9:59 1:59
Bridge Street Pier & Cafe 10:00 2:00
Joe's Eats & Sweets 10:01 2:01
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant, Longboat Key 10:06 2:06
Rosalie Swimwear/Whitney Beach Shopping Ctr. 10:08 2:08
Little Gull Condominium 10:14 2:14
Albritton Fruit 10:16 2:16
Gulf Tides Condominium 10:20 2:20
St. Armands Circle (Driver advises location) 10:33 2:33
Lido Vacation Rentals 10:34 2:34
*Radison Resort & Cafe Lido 10:35 2:35
Holiday Inn-Downtown, Sarasota 10:55 2:55
Hyatt Sarasota 11:00 3:00
Best Western Golden Host 11:05 3:05
Ringing Museum of Art 11:10 3:10
Anna Maria Oyster Bar-Landside, Bradenton 11:15 3:15
14th Street & Cortez Rd., K-Mart 11:25 3:25
59th St. & Cortez Rd., Publix 11:30 3:30
Nautical But Nice, Cortez 11:40 3:40
Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, Anna Maria 12:30 p.m. 4:30
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 12:29 4:29
Rod and Reel Motel/Pier 12:27 4:27
Haley's Motel & Resort, Holmes Beach 12:20 4:20
Blue Water Beach Club 12:18 4:18
Harrington House B & B 12:17 4:17
Island Real Estate 12:16 4:16
The Islander Bystander 12:15 4:15
Native Rentals 12:14 4:14
West Coast Surf Shop 12:11 4:11
Shells Restaurant/Paradise Bagels 12:08 4:08
Gulf Stream/Smugglers Cove, Bradenton Beach 12:02 4:02
Rebecca's Bistro 12:01 4:01
Bridge Street Pier & Cafe Noon 4:00
Joe's Eats & Sweets 11:59a.m. 3:59
Anna Maria Island Trolley Driver Mike Kelly advises
passengers of times for return pick-up and other des-
tinations on the route. The schedule is sponsored by
The Islander Bystander. For information on advertis-
ing in future issues with the trolley schedule call 778-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N FEBRUARY 11, 1998 N PAGE 15-A "iB
Commission addresses anonymous complaints
By Pat Copeland
Good judgment should prevail in taking anonymous
complaints, the Holmes Beach City Commission decided.
Commissioners and Mayor Bob VanWagoner have
argued several times in the past two years over whether
the code enforcement officer should react to anony-
"In the past if they didn't sign or tell their name, it
was thrown aside, no matter what type of complaint,"
Commissioner Pat Geyer said, referring to when she
served as mayor.
Commissioner Luke Courtney noted that people
sometimes use anonymous complaints for harass-
"Anonymous complaints should always be dis-
couraged," Commissioner Ron Robinson pointed out.
"But I can think of a situation where someone com-
plains about a neighborhood bully who's drunk half the
time and he hits them upside the head. The next time I
complained about him, I would want to do it anony-
mously. People should have that right."
Commissioner Chairman Don Maloney suggested
that the code enforcement officer decide how to follow
up on complaints.
"I don't think you can legislate anonymous com-
plaints," VanWagoner said. "The people who take the
complaints can make reasonable decisions and you have
to allow them some leeway to do that. There are records
of certain people being complainers and being useless
complainers. The person who deals with the voice on the
phone can usually realize when the complaint is repeti-
tious, emotional and not grounded in fact."
The code enforcement officer reacts to anonymous
complaints about illegal signs or other violations that
are obvious because he can see them, VanWagoner
noted. But problems arise with complaints that are per-
sonal or those which require the officer to go into
"You'd be surprised at the type of complaints that
come into this city of a very personal nature and have
to be treated very diplomatically by the police or the
code enforcement officer," VanWagoner noted.
"We should investigate complaints as long as they
don't infringe on someone's privacy," Courtney said.
Definitions added to Holmes Beach trailer ordinance
The Holmes Beach City Commission recently added
definitions for "configuration" to its troublesome trailer
ordinance in hopes it will ease enforcement problems.
In December commissioners asked City Attorney
Patricia Petruff to clarify the word configuration and
make it clear the term includes trees, bushes and fences.
The ordinance has created dissension since its pas-
sage last year because it restricts trailer and RV park-
ing to side and back yards "unless there is no other al-
ternative due to the configuration of the property."
Residents complained the ordinance would force
them'to remove costly landscaping and fences.
Center needs help at
If you're a baseball fan, want to go to games
free and even park free here's the job for you.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
looking for adult volunteers to man three concession
stands at each of 18 Pittsburgh Pirates' home baseball
games at McKechnie Field in downtown Bradenton
during spring training. A percentage of sales goes to
the Center which earned $4,600 in 1997 thanks to
When a case came to the city's code enforcement
board, its members sought clarification from the coun-
cil on the meaning of the phrase "configuration of the
property." Subsequent discussions led nowhere and the
ordinance was put on hold.
In October, commissioners asked the planning
commission to come up with suggestions to make the
ordinance workable. Planners offered two suggestions
- one was a definition of configuration and the other
was to eliminate the phrase "due to the configuration
of the property."
Petruff said her approach was to define configura-
Pirates' home games
dozens of volunteers who served at the stadium.
Eight volunteers are needed for each game.
Volunteers work from 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Work involves light concession sales.
Slots to be filled include games on Feb. 25, 26
and 27, and March 4,8, 9, 10, 12-15,18,19,21,25,
26, 28 and 29. To sign up or for more information,
call the Center at 7.78-1908.
tion, then further define adequate and inadequate con-
Configuration is defined as both the physical shape
of the property and the physical arrangement of the
structures on the property in relation to setback and
minimum-yard requirements .in the city's land develop-
"It says the configuration is adequate if the side
yard is large enough to allow the trailer to park with
three feet of clearance," Petruff explained. "Adequate
for a rear yard is if the physical shape is sufficient [to
support the parking of a trailer] and there is access to
the rear yard."
Inadequate configuration is one which necessitates
the removal of mature trees or shrubs which have been
on the site for the previous year, or removal of a fence
which has been on the site for the previous six months.
It also includes the removal or relocation of any struc-
ture which would require a permit.
The ordinance was passed on first reading. The
second reading is slated for Feb. 17.
Petruff said commissioners had discussed prohib-
iting the parking or keeping of vessels on concrete
blocks but it may require a separate ordinance.
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E, PAGE 16-A u FEBRUARY 11, 1998 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Holmes Beach amends code on pets
By Pat Copeland
The Holmes Beach City Commission has amended
its land development code to prohibit residents from
keeping farm or exotic animals as house pets.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff suggested an addition
to the city's current code after commissioners becane
upset over a code enforcement board ruling in November.
The code board ruled that two chickens owned by
Tom and Sabine Buehler, 512 72nd St., are house pets.
The board determined the chickens do not create a
nuisance and since they are not being raised for con-
sumption, may remain in the home.
The current ordinance states, "The raising of cows,
chickens, pigs, horses or any other item or fowl is pro-
hibited for either private or commercial use, except
nothing herein should be construed to prohibit the
keeping of house pets, provided they do not become a
It is amended as follows:
"The keeping, possession, raising or ownership of
cows, chickens, pigs, horses or any other fowl is pro-
hibited in the City of Holmes Beach for either private
or commercial use. A restaurant or grocery store may
keep, temporarily, live seafood intended to be served
or sold for consumption.
"The keeping, possession, raising or ownership of
house pets shall not be prohibited, provided that they
do not become a public nuisance. In determining
whether any animal or fowl is to be considered a house
pet, in no event shall the owner's belief, intent or ac-
tions override the definitions or other prohibitions con-
tained in the land development code."
The city commission is also in the process of add-
ing the following definitions of house pet, fowl and
wild and exotic to the code:
House pets any animal domesticated by man
so as to live and breed in a tame condition. The term
house pet includes the keeping of domesticated animals
such as dogs, cats, birds and the like but does not in-
clude farm, livestock, fowl or wild and exotic animals.
Fowl Any of various birds of the order
galliformes, especially the common, widely domesti-
cated chicken (gallus gallus).
Wild and exotic All wild or non-domestic
birds, mammals, reptiles, fish or amphibians which
are identified either as Class I or II wildlife or poi-
sonous or venomous reptiles by the Florida Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commission and which re-
quire FGFWFC permits for their possession or exhi-
bition. The ordinance contains a listing of these.
New shopping plaza
Pictured is the design of a new shopping plaza
proposed for the corner of Pine Avenue and North
Bay Drive. The plaza will consist of two separate
buildings and house retail shops as well as office/
professional spaces. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 11, 1998 K PAGE'17-A  ie^
Downtown art festival in
Sarasota this weekend
The 10th annual Downtown Festival of the Arts
will feature more than 200 artists Saturday and Sunday,
Feb. 14 and 15, in Sarasota.
The juried fine arts festival will have crafts as well
as works of art, said the show coordinator, Howard
Alan. "Everything from $25 earrings to $150 litho-
graphic prints to $10,000 bronze sculptures will be
there, with the artists on the scene."
Artists will be here from 30 states and abroad, Alan
said, with the festival poster created by Sanibel artist
Artists from the Gulf Coast area will include raku
sculptor Michele Ladig of Venice and watercolorist Jan
Metzler, ceramic artists Bruce Pack and Judy Poe, and
clay artist Jeri Riston, all of Sarasota.
An international food court and live music will be
there too. Admission is free at the site, Five Points Park
and on Main Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both
This watercolor by Sarasota artist Jan
Metzler will be among the hundreds of art
objects atthe Downtown Festival of the Arts
in Sarasota this weekend.
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Goose will perform at Cortez test Feb. 21 -22
By Jim Hanson
When he was just a boy in Cortez, Goose Culbreath
gutted mackerel for 25 cents per 100 pounds until he
earned enough to buy a fiddle.
He paid $12 for the second-hand instrument he
bought from Louis and Becky Fitz.
The Gulf Coast's premier fiddler plays that same
fiddle to this day, 81 years old now and still learning,
He'll be playing it again at the Cortez Fishing Fes-
tival, where he has played so many times before. The
16th annual celebration of the old fishing village's way
of life will be Feb. 21 and 22.
Culbreath wasn't born Goose, but it didn't take
him long to acquire the name. As a child he made a
pet of a baby cormorant, and he was so attached to
it that family friend Major Hall nicknamed him
Goose. He hasn't been Julian Peveral Culbreath to
anybody since then.
The cormorant "grew up and flew away," he says
with what just might be a very old regret.
He was born in north Florida but his family soon
moved to Perico Island to farm. They were there in
1921 when that year's worst hurricane scored a di-
"There was no storm warning in those days and we
couldn't have gotten off Perico anyway. We just rode
it out. The water was really high, not in our house,
though." It wiped out their farm, and the Culbreaths
moved to Cortez.
"We lived where Paul Taylor lives now on 45th
Avenue. Our house burned later and was rebuilt."
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A crucial contest
When he was 8 he and his brother Bud and Bill
Lane decided to fight it out musically, the one who
learned an instrument first being the winner. Goose
learned the fiddle in three days and the others quit.
"Dad (James Culbreath) was a good fiddler with a light
bow," he says.
He went on learning to play by ear, listening to
Grand 01' Opry on a dry-cell radio. He regularly heard
such luminaries as the Skillet Lickers and the Possum
Hunters make music that faded in and out.
Along about then, he remembers, Ray Fulford said,
"Who cares if the radio fades out, we've got our own
Grand 01' Opry right here."
Goose and his family and friends and their en-
chanting breed of music have been "The Cortez Grand
01' Opry" ever since.
Goose grew up with six brothers and two sisters,
a strong and vigorous bunch with a lot of music among
them, guitars and fiddles mainly. Brother Charlie
played mandolin and piano, Marvin the fiddle and gui-
And they reared young musicians as they went
along until the name Culbreath became music in
And, being Cortezians, they were commercial fish-
"I fished for Fulford for 50 years," Goose says,
paying tribute to the Fulford Fish Co. fish house that
still stands along the Cortez waterfront, silent and de-
serted now in the fading shadows of a commercial fish-
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was a new fish house, he says, about the time the Pearl
Harbor attack started World War II for the U.S.
Goose stayed with the trade until a heart attack
slowed him down in 1993. Then, when voters killed
inshore net fishing in 1995, he gave his boat to the
Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage, the Cortez-
based organization whose president is another old
friend, Blue Fulford.
And Goose was fiddling all the way, making mu-
sic up and down the Gulf Coast and deeper into
Florida and in other parts of the country.
"Didn't make any money, but I played and played.
I'd get with different people and play here and there
and all over. We usually made about $10 a night each.
We'd have played for nothing, just for the love of it.
And we did, fairly often for a long time there.
"I went to Fort Myers with Jerry Callahan, put-
ting on shows, for awhile. The way it is now, you
can make a little money, maybe $50 a night each."
Among his favorite experiences has been taking
part in the big folk festival every year at Stephen
Foster Park in northern Florida "great performers
there, just pure joy in music."
He still owns his house in Cortez, now getting
long-postponed repairs. For the past couple of years
he has been living with a friend in Samoset.
And he's still at his beloved music, "getting to-
gether with different ones and playing." At the
Cortez Fishing Festival he'll be playing with, among
others, his nephew Richard on guitar and Richard's
granddaughter Maxine Jenkins on spoons.
For Goose Culbreath, nothing has changed: "I
just love to play music when I feel like it."
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Cortez Center gets new director
By Jim Hanson
Debbie Znaczko has taken over as director of the
Cortez Community Center, succeeding founder Dr.
Mary Fulford Green.
Znaczko is a nurse who worked at Blake Colum-
bia Medical Center and Sarasota Doctors Hospital,
then had her own computer business in her Anna
Maria home for two years before taking on the
Cortez job; she and husband Donald and two young
children recently moved from Bradenton Beach to
She will have her hands full, she said, building
on the base which the dynamic Dr. Green established
over the years. Dr. Green had been searching for
successor for months so she herself could devote
more time to WINGS, a Manatee County program
working with women just out of prison. She will
remain as treasurer of the Center.
Znaczka said she is "very busy, and expect to
keep on being busy" recruiting members, volunteers
and youngsters for after-school programs, some
fund-raising, expanding existing existing programs
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and getting new ones off the ground.
Volunteers already have painted the building,
the former fire station which has housed the Center
since last March. A fence is next, donated through
Znaczko's construction supervisor husband and
awaiting installation around the facility by volun-
At the top of her list is expanding the Kids Count
program, which keeps children busy and learning af-
ter school and on vacations and holidays, including
a full summer program.
Her goal is 50 youngsters enrolled in the free
program, more than double present participation.
"There are 90 children in the Cortez area who should
be involved," she said.
She will run a recruiting drive at four area el-
ementary schools Anna Maria, Moody, Seabreeze
The youngsters are supervised through home-
work ("no games or visiting or playing until home-
work is done") and the various activities at the Cen-
They include sports, movies, arts and crafts. She
is working on expanding these, and on initiating
baseball, volleyball, soccer and other sports. They
will be at the nearby Cortez Church of God grounds.
She is looking for volunteers to teach one-hour
classes in drama, aerobic exercise, karate and other
Also high on her agenda is an "awareness drive,"
making the community more aware of what the Cen-
ter has to offer and getting more people involved for
a "full Community Center."
Children remain the focus: "Many children are
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Day tripping to Tarpon
By Bonner Presswood
Two elderly men came in for breakfast, taking a
table adjacent to ours, speaking to one another in a lan-
guage other than English. It was Greek to me.
Quite literally. After all, we were in Tarpon
Springs. We were at the sponge docks.
And there are possibly as many Greeks in Tarpon
Springs as there are residents of Anna Maria.
The most dominating boats along the sponge docks
were a couple of cruise ships outfitted as casinos, wait-
ing to take tourists offshore far enough to gamble. The
" ships are small by cruise line standards, no competition
for the QE II, but they were packing people aboard.
Several sponge-diving boats, a few scuba charter
boats, a passenger tour boat resembling our Island trol-
ley afloat and lots of fishing charter boats lined the
remainder of the waterfront along the main street in the
area known as the Sponge Docks.
Across the Anclote River were working boats and
During the afternoon, the sidewalks and numerous
shops, were packed with people taking in the sights,
checking for bargain prices on sponges and other sou-
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Other restaurants and shops are called by their
Greek island namesakes such as Mykonos and
Santorini. The Parthenon Bakery and Pastry Shop dis-
plays trays of baklava and other sweet temptations.
My last visit to Tarpon Springs, my only visit, was
in 1972. We wined and dined then at Zorba's but it
doesn't open 'til 4 p.m. Best we could tell, it was the
only establishment remaining that still offers live belly
dancing performances at night. We promised to make
it there later, but alas, we are not our former party-ani-
We were committed to dinner at Louis Pappas'
Riverside Restaurant the established landmark of
Tarpon Springs in operation for 72 years.
scendants of founder Louis M. Pappamichalopoulos.
He came to the U.S. from Sparta, Greece, in 1904,
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stoves fueled. Another daughter Nina arrived in 1935.
Louis Pappas died in 1952 and in 1954 the siblings
began to expand. They opened a restaurant in St. Pe-
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Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa.
But in 1975, they closed the other restaurants and
the brothers came back to work together in Tarpon
Springs after 22 independent years. They built a new,
bigger restaurant up the street from the original loca-
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The salad is so grand, it serves 20-24 adults. Or at
least it appears to. The menu offers portions for two to
six persons. Thankfully, our waitress cautioned us to
share one individual salad. She split the salad for us at
our tableside and we were rightfully convinced we
wouldn't finish the very large portions she prepared.
Still, being adventurous, we ordered too much food
in order to have a taste of the tastiest Pappas traditions.
A hot Greek Combo Platter appetizer offered us ample
samples of mousaka, fela and sliced roasted leg of
Mmmmm. Fela was the favorite. Grapevine leaves
are stuffed with meat, rice and covered with lemon-egg
sauce. Mousaka looks like lasagna but doesn't taste like
it. It's a very tasty layered combination of ground beef,
eggplant and potato with garlic, mint, cinnamon and
tomato paste topped by an intriguing layer of baked
Our platter included spanakopita, although it
wasn't listed on the menu. So along with tender sliced
roast leg of lamb we also enjoyed the Greek specialty
of blended cheese and spinach layered in a baked filo
Oh boy. All that and dinner yet to go. Well, a good
portion of our for-two appetizer was whisked into a to-
go container by our polished busboy. He was slick,
efficient, fast and nearly invisible.
The food being outstanding, the dining room staff
matches the kitchen's efforts. Louis Pappas' is very
big. We passed three large dining rooms with 12 to 15
varied tables and booths in each before we met our
hostess in the large hall.
The combined expertise makes for personal service
in spite of the large size, and in spite of the fact they do
approximately 1,500 lunches and 2,000 dinners daily.
Perhaps 72 years of polish and finesse helps.
And this place is drop-dead elegant. The decor is
striking in its richness, almost museum-like. Large-
scale sculpture and original works of art are tastelfully
I vade Wit1 4:
Louis Pappas' restaurant is at the top of the hill leading into the sponge fleet docks.
displayed throughout. It's exquisite all the way through
to the restrooms and impeccably clean.
The lounge is big, big, big and the furnishings here
are also impressive and comfortable. Our short, one-
drink wait for our table was made even more enjoyable
by a three-piece jazz group.
But back to dinner and a beautiful piece of grou-
per. Mine was "Grouper 3rd Generation." It was dipped
in lemon, garlic and mustard sauce, lightly floured and
pan fried in butter. And it was perfect.
Friend David Futch couldn't resist Florida shrimp.
The shrimp arrived very delicately floured, butter pan
fried and delicious.
But there was another delight for our senses, gar-
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As our first stop on arriving in Tarpon Springs
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you real good," he said.
And how, I say. He wasn't just kidding.
We savored and saved about half our entrees. for
Then we went back to the lounge for after-dinner
drinks with third-generation Louis Lucas Pappas and
another old friend of Futch's. They reminisced about
days spent fishing for tarpon in Boca Grande Pass and
made us feel at home.
We bought baklava at the Parthenon, olive soap at
Sea Horse Curio Shoppe and took in the sights and
sounds of Tarpon Springs' sponge docks mid-after-
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cNNEcBy Mary Fulford GreenNS
I By Mary Fulford Green !L
A family is a museum
Isn't that a great thought? Makes me wish I could
erase some of the memories we made for our family and
makes me feel good about some of the ones that unite us
in common values, feelings of pride and future plans.
Some of those shared memories will ensure that through
rhick or thin we will be there for each other.
In a way a community of people can be thought of as
a family. That is the way I see Cortez, that little village of
people bound together not just by blood because we are
all related but also as a result of 110 years of memories.
I am glad to report that 1998 has already brought
some events that we will all remember. We finished the
old year with our "Trash and Treasures" sale with some
extra cash on hand thanks to all the donations, espe-
cially the lovely plants from Manatee Fruit Company. We
have always been able to count on Walter Preston and
family to support our community efforts.
Then came that generous donation from the Anna
Maria Privateers' Mullet Smoke which provided the funds
to give the Community Center a beautiful new look. The
old fire station bay, now the gym, is "sea foam green,"
while the other room is "shrimpette." These are very fit-
ting colors for our waterfront community.
The dream of a library has become a reality due to the
many donations of books and a $1,000 grant for purchase
of bookshelves from the Mary E. Parker Foundation. The
assembling of these shelves was completed by some will-
ing workers from the Cortez Trailer Park.
So we are starting the year with some good memories
of other people's concern for the "Cortez family."
All of the above inspired the Center to sponsor a most
memorable event on Jan. 24, the surprise birthday party
for 86-year-old Paul Taylor. The building was festively
decorated by his kids, including grandkids. The food was
delicious. "Blue" Fulford fried mullet, donated by A.P
Bell Fish, to feed the hundred or more who turned out
These included many old friends, including Snooks
Adams, Les Guthrie, Marvin Carver and the family phy-
sician, our beloved Dr. Wentzel. He provided health care
for so many of our kin.
Traveling from out of town were the Bender kids,,
John and Dorothy, who graduated from high school in
1939. This family was well loved by us.
We sold some of our books and set everybody up to
help with the upcoming Fishing Festival, scheduled for
Feb. 21 and 22. On a personal note, that evening ended by
my taking a flying leap through the air and breaking my
right arm. Contrary to the stories, I was not dancing on the
I am certain that after six weeks in a cast, I will have
a memory that reminds me to walk more carefully. I deny
that this will make me slow down. The real blessing is that
the Community Center has a new paid director and now
I will have to let her run it. That I intend to do I think
Jr ~ The Albion Inn in Cortez
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~. way for the U.S. Coast
she will do a terrific job.
I do believe that enough cake bakers will be available
to bake the 35 cakes we will need for the Strawberry
Shortcake Booth at the Festival. Last year we had 30 vol-
unteers from the Cortez Park. We hope that the memories
are good so that they will want to help us again. The "us"
this time is the Cortez Historical Society. The funds will
be used to set up our Family Life Museum in the 1890
Waterfront Store. That will be a reality if and when prop-
erty next to the 1912 School House is available. Preserv-
ing our memories has been our goal since the organization
was formed in 1984.
I think we have done a pretty good job. To date we
have available three books, a third edition of a cookbook,
and two videos, with another due out next month. We also
succeeded in having Cortez designated "an Historic
Neighborhood" by Manatee County and have it listed as
an Historic District on the National Register of Historic
Places. Currently the village is identified`as-a--'hot spot"
.on the Gulfcoast Heritage Trail. And of course thewd
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CORTEZ, FROM PAGE 22-A
rookery, Cortez Key, is also a hot spot. How did we do all
We are only a handful of ordinary folks determined
to keep alive our memories. We are convinced that if we
share them with all you new residents and many visitors
you will come to know us. That will lead to your loving
us and supporting us in making our dreams come true.
We do want to be a commercial fishing village 100
years from now. So we ask you to read our books, come
eat fish with us at the Festival and cruise the Singing River
with me. In short become part of our family. If you do, you
too will want Florida to be your home, not just an address.
Let me share with you one memory that has been
passed down to us. Only a few of us were old enough to
remember but none of us will forget the 1921 hurri-
cane. That's why that old Waterfront Store, sitting on
mover's blocks, is treasured by us.
Oh yes, there are some newcomers and young ones
who have not heard the stories, who want to see it demol-
ished. They need to listen so that they can be connected
to our grandfathers and grandmothers who gave us such
a great example of how "anything the mind can conceive
and the heart can believe the hands can achieve."
In that storm, all the waterfront was destroyed. Gone
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were the nets, the boats, the docks, the fish dealers, the
grocery, the post office everything on the shore except
for the Albion Inn. The store, the first commercial build-
ing, was the east wing of that Inn. In 1991, we lost the fight
to save the old Inn. We did raise $12,000 to salvage the
store and have been working ever since to find it a new
home. The people from our past gave us our sense of place
- our home. We want to share this with you.
In 1921, that building became a symbol of survival.
Upstairs was the living quarters of the Joe and Bessie
Guthrie family. The grocery and post office opened on the
first floor. During World War II, that post office was
where we gathered every day, waiting for mailman Harry
Ditmus to bring the letters from our 65 loved ones so far
away fighting for our freedom.
The villagers rebuilt the docks, bought new nets and
they survived and so we are here. They stuck together as
others throughout the world have done helping each
other, sharing whatever they had ... and they made it. The
Cortez family has many memories of good times and bad,
but none gives us more faith and hope in the future than
does the aftermath of that 1921 disaster. If they could do
it, then we can, too. Those who have saltwater in their
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My daughters have reminded me that my wedding dress
is almost historic. It will be 50 years old next January.
They want it dragged, out of the 75-year-old steamer trunk
that my parents took on their honeymoon trip on a steamer
out of Cortez up the coast to Panama City. I invite you to
visit the Museum next year and examine my handiwork.
In the meantime, plan to visit during the two-day
Festival. Telephone me to order our books. I will be home
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I wish to share a "Parent's Prayer."
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Tug at me with their small demands.
And give me gentle and smiling eyes,
Keep my lips from hasty replies.
And let not weariness, confusion or noise
Obscure my vision of life's fleeting joys.
So when in years to come my house is still,
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T ens of thousands of people braved the gusty, ,-,.
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A food court at the approach to the Bradenton .v
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Mark Alonso and his hard-headed friend "Floyd" were all grins at
Dev Hughes, 7, from Bradenton, was literally
hopping for joy on Bridge Street under the benevo-
lent gaze of a huge inflatable dragon.
Drescher led the
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Beach Festival and
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Jade and Chloe Cooper took a spin of their own on
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with a little eytra care provided, of course.
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In the spirit of things
This is a real sweet story.
Too sweet to not pass on ...
It came to us via e-mail this week from someone
known only as Gogayters.
Here then, is the sweetheart story:
John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straight-
ened his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of
people making their way through Grand Central Sta-
He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but
whose face he didn't, the girl with the rose. His inter-
est in her had begun 13 months before in a Florida li-
brary. Taking a book off the shelf he found himself
intrigued, not with the words of the book, but with the
notes penciled in the margin. The soft handwriting re-
flected a thoughtful soul and insightful mind. In the
front of the book, he discovered the previous owner's
name, Miss Hollis Maynell.
With time and effort he located her address. She
lived in New York City.
He wrote her a letter introducing himself and invit-
ing her to correspond. The next day he was shipped
overseas for service in World War II.
During the next year and one month the two grew
to know each other through the mail. Each letter was
a seed falling on a fertile heart. A romance was bud-
ding. Blanchard requested a photograph, but she re-
She felt that if he really cared, it wouldn't matter
what she looked like.
When the day finally came for him to return from
Europe, they scheduled their first meeting 7 p.m. at
Grand Central Station in New York.
"You'll recognize me," she wrote, "by the red rose
I'll be wearing on my lapel." So promptly at 7 he was
in the station looking for a girl whose heart he loved,
but whose face he'd never seen.
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provocative smile curved her lips. "Going my way,
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Then I saw Hollis Maynell. She was standing al-
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she had graying hair tucked under a worn hat. She was
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I did not hesitate.
My fingers gripped the small worn blue leather
copy of the book that was to identify me to her. This
would not be love, but it would be something precious,
something perhaps even better than love, a friendship
for which I had so longed. I aquared my shoulders and
saluted and held out the book to the woman, even
though while I spoke I felt choked by the bitterness of
"I'm Lieutenant John Blanchard, and you must be
Miss Maynell. I am so glad you could meet me. May I
take you to dinner?"
The woman's face broadened into a tolerant smile.
"I don't know what this is about son," she an-
swered, "but the young lady in the green suit who just
went by she begged me to wear this rose on my coat.
And she said if you were to ask me out to dinner, I
should go and tell you that she is waiting for you in the
big restaurant across the street. She said it was some
kind of test!"
It's not difficult to understand and admire Miss
Maynell's wisdom. The true nature of a heart is seen in
its response to the unattractive.
"Tell me whom you love," Houssaye wrote, "And
I will tell you who you are."
In the spirit of things Valentine.
Make something happen
If that doesn't make you cry then join me and the
hundreds of others, adults and kids, Little Leaguers and
nearly 20 years worth of former Little Leaguers, who
say good bye to Lou Fiorentino.
Letters are coming in from friends near and far and
we'll try to feature them all in a future issue.
I'm sure there will be a fitting time to pay tribute
to Lou and the good things he stood for like at the
dedication of the Babe Ruth field that he desperately
wanted to see happen in time for Little League season,
now just weeks away.
There must first be renewed pressure on Holmes
Beach commissioners and the mayor from Lou's
friends on his behalf. Let's focus on the election and
Lou's wishes, including the regulation soccer field in
the adjacent open space.
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Origins of the world's most romantic holiday.
By Jim Hanson
Hearts and flowers, cupids and candy -
today's symbols of Valentine's Day are well re-
moved from the circumstances which launched
this annual display of overt affection.
Established as a religious holiday, the Feast
of St. Valentine honored the Christian martyr
who lost his life during the reign of Roman Em-
peror Claudius II. According to various historical
accounts, Valentine, a priest in Rome, was perse-
cuted for his Christian faith and executed on Feb.
14, approximately 270 A.D.
His crimes against the Roman Empire differ de-
pending upon the source, but some believe he was
arrested for secretly performing Christian marriages
despite Claudius' orders to the contrary, while oth-
ers cite his penchant to assist Christian martyrs in
their escape from Roman prisons as his primary of-
Either way, Valentine became a symbol of love
and compassion and was conveniently plucked from
obscurity several hundred years later when the Chris-
tian church gained a stronger foothold in Europe and
set about eradicating pagan rituals.
Again depending on the source, we're told that
the Feast of St. Valentine came to replace a mid-
February fertility festival called Lupercalia or
that it was established to abolish a heathen vil-
lage custom of boys drawing the names of girls
on the 15th of the month in honor of the goddess
Februata Juno. Still others claim that sending
greetings to loved ones on Feb. 14 dates to the
Middle Ages when it was believed that this day
marked the beginning of the mating season for
So there you have it crime, passion, forbid-
den displays of affection all the makings of a
great love story. No wonder it endures.
Islander in key office of Key Club
Katharine Wight, 16-year-old Holmes Beach honor
student, has been elected lieutenant governor of the lo-
cal district of Key Clubs.
In her new position she conducts meetings, handles
newsletters and is liaison between the state clubs' gov- :.
ernor and individual clubs. She was elected by repre-
sentatives of the district's schools.11 .*..-
She is the daughter of Doug Wight, attorney who 'B 'l
has moved from Anna Maria Island to Sarasota, and ...
Ms. Janet Aubry, and step-daughter of Island architect w,
Eugene Aubry. .
Katharine is a junior at St. Stephen's Episcopal
School in Bradenton, a basketball and tennis player, .'-B
and has had leads in several dramatic productions at her
high school. An accomplished writer whose works The district which she now heads includes
have appeared in The Islander Bystander, she is con- Bayshore, Palmetto, Manatee and Southeast High
sidering a career in journalism or English. Schools, Bradenton Academy and St. Stephen's.
'Shtetl to Shtetl' topic
Sunday at temple
Sam Semel will speak on "Traveling From
Shtetl to Shtetl" at a program Sunday at Temple
Beth El, 2209 75th St. W., Bradenton.
Semel is a member of the Joint Distribution
Committee. The program at 10 a.m. will be pre-
ceded by a coffee hour at 9:30.
Other items on the temple agenda:
Reform services Fridays at 7:30 p.m., followed
by an Oneg Shabbat.
Conservative services Saturdays at 9 a.m., fol-
lowed by a Kiddush.
"Ask the Rabbi" class taught by Rabbi Harold
Lerner Thursdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 30, threats, 500 block of Spring Avenue.
The victim reported receiving threatening phone
messages from the suspect. The deputy advised the
suspect to cease.
Feb. 1, battery, 500 block of Spring. The vic-
tim reported she was assaulted by the suspect.
Jan. 30, possession of alcohol by a minor times
two, 2400 block of Gulf Drive. The officer did a traf-
fic stop and observed a six-pack of beer on the pas-
senger floor of the vehicle.
Both underage subjects claimed ownership and
both were placed in custody.
Jan. 30, battery, 100 Bridge St., Key West
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Feb. 2, burglary to an automobile, 100 block of
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subject's license had been altered.
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paycheck. The complainant said it would be ready
the next day.
Feb. 3, trespass, 500 block of Bayview. The
complainant reported the subjects were parking their
boat in her slip. The officer advised the subjects to
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Feb. 5, traffic, 3300 block of East Bay Drive.
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vehicle. He issued a summons and a citation.
Feb. 5, warrant, 5910 Marina Drive, Big Bam-
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placed him in custody.
Feb. 5, 500 block of 69th Street. The officer re-
moved and disposed of a dead blue heron.
Feb. 5, found property a bicycle, 200 block
of 68th Street.
Feb. 6, suspicious $14 gas drive off, 3015
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Feb. 5, suspicious, 313 59th St., fruit and veg-
etable stand. The complainant reported the subjects
who deliver fruit helped themselves to other fruit.
A patrol request was initiated.
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Michael Spicer, Mrs. Sackett, Kevin Gruenke, Dominick Wolcheck. Islander Photo: Courtesy Nancie Anderson.
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Heather Taylor, left, and Lexa
Murphy, right, are winners in the
Manatee County Daughters of the
American Revolution county-wide
essay contest. Taylor's paper was
titled "Fort Jefferson" and Murphy's
"Castillo de San Marcos. The
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Bradenton County Club in February.
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The fifth-grade students in Anne Kinnan's class
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thank the staff of Anna Maria Elementary
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cookies in hand, staff members were treated to
the class's performance of the "Thank You"
song and a tour of their classroom bulging
with class projects. Evan Wolf left, stands by
the likeness he drew of Marlene Fletcher,
school office staff member, as his way of
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Air & Energy Raptors 12, New Pier Walk
Cafe Cavaliers 11 The Raptors took a one-point
decision over the Cavaliers in a game dominated by
Nathan Miller led all scorers with 6 points while
Erik Stahr, Aaron Stark and Chad Richardson each
added a basket to lead the winning Raptors. Sam
Lott and Kyle Dale led Cavalier Scoring efforts with
4 points each while Chad Richardson added 3 points.
A. Paradise Realty Celtics 35, Sign of the
Mermaid Mavericks 19 Joey Mousseau scored
14 second-half points to break open a close game
and put the Celtics over the Mavericks.
Mousseau finished with a game-high 18 points
while Ben Miller added 8. Taylor Manning chipped
in with a season-high 5 points to contribute to the
Mark Rudacille led the Mavericks with 11 points
while Mario Torres finished with 6 points in the loss.
Cafe on the Beach Knicks 54, Hair Motions
Magic 32 Jim Sebastiano poured in 34 points to
single-handedly outscore the Magic. Sebastiano was
supported by Preston Copeland who scored 17.
Tyler Krauss paced Magic scorers with 14 while
Michael Pocino and Daniel VanAndel added 6
Anna Maria Oyster Bar Marlins 34, Tree of
Life Lakers 15 Joey Mattay scored 20 points and
Michael Wallen added 12 to lead the Marlins to a
blow out win over the cold-shooting Lakers.
Bryan Pocino led the Lakers with 5 points while
Bryan Debellevue added 4 points in the tough loss.
Bryant's Recycled Treasure Spurs 37, Time
Out for Massage Heat 23 Zack Shields scored
the only Heat field goal to stake them to a 4-3 first-
quarter lead before the Spur's Chase Parker warmed
up to scorch the Heat with 20 points over the final
three quarters to complete the Spur's comeback.
Parker was strongly supported by Evan Wolfe
who added I. points and Stephen Faillace who
scored 6. Courtney Taylor paced the Heat with 12
points while Kevin Kirn chipped in with 6 points.
Sign of the Mermaid Mavericks 33, Jessie's
Island Store Grizzlies 27 The Maverick's Mark
Rudacille scored 21 points to lead all scorers in tak-
ing a six-point win over the Grizzlies.
The game was decided in the third quarter as the
Mavericks held the Grizzlies to 4 points to take a 25-
19 lead before hanging on for the victory.
B.J. Keim supported Rudacille's efforts with a
season-high 12 points. Josh Sato paced the Grizzlies
with 8 points while brother Ben and Megan Lowry
added 6 points each.
Island Real Estate Sonics 28, Beach House
Suns 8 The Sonics opened up a 13-2 lead over the
Suns and never looked back behind the scoring ef-
forts of Greg Lowman and Kyle Schweitzer.
Lowman finished with a game-high 17 points
while Schweitzer chipped in with 9, including a
three-point basket in the third quarter. Andrew
Prudente scored 6 and Jeff Wehing 2 points to ac-
count for the Sun's scoring total.
Hair Motions Magic 40, Econo Lodge Hawks
20 Tyler Krauss scored 16 second-half points to
lead the Magic to a come-from-behind victory over
The Magic, who trailed by 5 points in the first
quarter held the Hawks scoreless in the fourth quar-
ter to compete the comeback.
Krauss led all scorers with 22 and was supported
by Michael Pocino and Daniel VanAndel who
scored 7 and 6 points respectively. Jimmy Gallery
led Hawk scoring with 6 points while Jason Loomis
and Bobby Cooper contributed 4 points each.
Bradenton Family Chiropractic Clinic 40,
Westbay Athletic Club 30 Seth Shipman and Ed
Smith each scored a three-pointer to help Bradenton
Chiropractic open up a 14-4 first quarter lead before
hanging on for the win in Premier League action.
Nick Schweitzer led all scorers with 12 points
while Smith finished with 9. Barret Andricks and
Shipman contributed to the win with 7 points each.
Toby Bogar led WAC with 19 while Taylor Bernard
.'IFC's sweeper Matt
Bowers battles a
Slovakian player for
the ball and wins.
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Rough weekend for IFC
Island Football Club's under-14 team averted a
weekend shutout for the Island Football Club in tak-
ing a 2-0 win over Sarasota 442. The Feb. 7 game
ended in forfeit when the opposing coach got red-
carded out of the game for abusive language.
IFC held a 2-0 lead when the lineswoman asked
the Sarasota coach to take it easy with his comments
directed to his players. The coach replied by going
ballistic prompting his removal from the game. With
no assistant coach, the game was stopped giving IFC
IFC U-14's second game of the West Coast Cup
ended with a heart-breaking 2-1 loss that was de-
cided by a penalty-kick shoot out in a game that saw
3 IFC goals called back. Brian Felipe scored the only
goal of the day for IFC which needs to win next Sat-
urday to have any chance of advancing to Sunday's
IFC U-12s unluckily drew the toughest team in
the tournament when they took on Division II
champs, North River. The older and stronger North
River team showed why they are champs by ham-
mering the locals by a score of 11-0.
IFC actually made a good showing by holding
North River to 11 goals as Chris Klotz, Peter
Dowling and Max Gazzo played stellar defense with
Gazzo taking home man-of-the-match for his excel-
lent play in goal.
Sunday's game saw the locals come out still a bit
shell shocked as they had two defensive breakdowns
early in the first half in losing 2-0 to Division II
Blake Tyre won man-of-the-match for his tena-
cious play in the mid-field. Chris Klotz, Sean
Pittman, Courtney Taylor and Skyler Purcell played
strong games for IFC in the close loss.
IFC U-8 suffered their first loss of the tourna-
ment by a score of 2-1 as Nick Smith scored the only
goal for the Islanders. Tyler Schneer played a stel-
lar game in goal as he came off his line to smother
several good scoring chances by their opponents to
keep the score close.
The IFC adults got off to a good start on Sunday
against fierce rivals, SFC Slovakia but were unable
to finish due to some fantastic play in goal by the
IFC tested him early when Andy Smith and Jeff
Nelson worked a give-and-go to perfection down the
right wing that ended with Nelson sending a nice
cross that Tim Bugna ran onto but the goalie was
there to make the save.
Two minutes later, IFC got fouled at the 20-yard
line and received a direct kick. Raul Gomez took the
kick and curled it into the upper-left corner of the
goal or at least everyone thought it was going in.
Somehow the SFC goalie tipped the ball over the
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE
Man-of-the-match Richie Bell keeps the ball in play at the sideline in a fiercely contested match against rival
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 11, 1998 0 PAGE 9-B R]
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 8-B
goal to keep the game scoreless.
Five minutes after Gomez' stellar shot, an IFC
defensive breakdown allowed Pavel Rusek too much
space and he ran onto a through ball and finished for
a 1-0 Slovak lead that held until halftime.
SThe 65th minute saw IFC pressing forward in an
attempt to get the equalizer which opened it up for
a breakaway goal by Pablo Pereira who finished for
a 2-0 Slovakian lead which effectively ended the
game as IFC was now a man short due to a red card
that sent Neil Fellowes to the sideline.
Slovakia was now content to play keep away and
make us chase the ball instead of playing IFC ball.
With time running out, IFC pulled Lance Bieker out
of the goal in an effort to spark the offense.
Bieker made his presence known right away as
he got up to get his head on a corner kick but it sailed
just over the cross bar. SFC scored another goal with
little time left to account for the final score of 3-0.
Richie Bell won man-of-the-match for a great
job of marking SFC striker Rusek. Also playing
strong games were Matt and Ken Bowers, Smith and
IFC teams are all back in action next weekend
starting on Saturday with the U-14s kicking off at
10:15 at G.T. Bray. The U-8s and the U-12s then
take the field at noon out at Braden River Complex.
The adult Islanders are back at G.T. Bray on
Sunday for an 1la.m. game against the Lakeland
Lazers which is the last regular season game.
The first-annual, IFC award's banquet will be
held at Marina Bay restaurant on Monday, February
23rd at 6p.m. Cost is $8.00 per person. For more
information or to report sport's news, call me at 778-
Thank you Rex Hagen and DOT
Thanks to a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation and the required 10-percent match provided
by the Rex Hagen Foundation, the Anna Maria Island Community Center is now the proud owner of a $48,000
1997 Ford Supreme bus that seats 22 children. The Center also owns a 1993 Chevrolet minibus courtesy of
DOT. The vehicles are primarily used to transport the 50 children registered in the Center's after-school/
school's-out program, with twice that number participating in summer camp. Center Education Director
Angeli Vergillo, center, and some of her after-school students offer a wave of thanks to the state and Hagen.
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Anchorage management hardly easy, expert says
By Bob Ardren
What's the best way to manage municipal anchor-
ages? Maybe we should just leave them alone, is the
advice of a New Englander in the area last week to pass
along his knowledge of harbor management.
Professor Nils West of the University of Rhode
Island was quick to admit, however, that his experience
may not apply locally: After all, Rhode Island is not
Holding a workshop at Mote Marine Laboratory
sponsored by Mote, Florida Sea Grant and the Regional
Harbor Board, West was a pretty candid guy. He said
there's big money to be made from a local harbor -
if you host the America's Cup races or a tall ship event.
But he also said that many smaller communities
that wanted to control their local harbors soon found
that the numbers just don't work. By the time they
make the investment in shoreside facilities,
harbormaster's boat and gear, manpower and insur-
Anna Maria Island
Premier League (14-16 years old)
Island Chiropractic Center 5-3
Bradenton Family Chiropractic 4-4
Westbay Athletic Club 3-5
Division I (11-13 years
A Paradise Realty 9-1
Cafe on the Beach 8-2
Econo Lodge 5-5
Jessie's Island Store 3-7
Sign of the Mermaid 3-7
Hair Motions 2-8
Division II (8-10
Island Real Estate
Air & Energy
Bryant's Recycled Treasures
New Pier Walk Cafe
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Time Out for Massage
Tree of Life
Beach House Restaurant
Division III (5-7 years old)
Papa John's Pizza
Joe's Eats and Sweets
Marco Polo Pizza
Premier League, Toby Baughter, 19 points
Division I, Jim Sebastiano, 34 points
Division II, Chase Parker and Joey Mattay, 20 points
Division III, Spencer Carper, 18 points
30-FOOT DIESEL SPORTFISH!
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778-3885 or 778-2075 Docked at Galati's Yacht Basin
ance, the harbor operation is costing the community a
lot of money every year.
As a result, many smaller towns in New England
are de-controlling their harbors. Not all towns, to be
sure, but many.
In a conversation after his workshop, I asked West
what the biggest conflicts are in small-town New En-
gland waters. His answer was a surprise.
"By and large," he said, "local people there don't
have a problem with transient boaters that I hear so
much about down here, but with aquaculture programs
It seems people get very excited when clammers
started setting up clam farms off residential areas.
"I really don't understand the concern," West said.
"But it's a hot political issue." He went on to suggest
that a better educational program for shore-side resi-
dents might help dampen the fires, but at the moment,
Division I (11-13 years old)
Feb. 11, 7 p.m., first place team vs. winner of
second and third place teams
Division II (8-10 years old)
Feb. 11, 6 p.m., first place team vs. winner of
second and third place teams
Division III (5-7 years old)
Feb. 11, 5 p.m., first place team vs. winner of
second and third place teams
Premier league (14-16 years of age)
Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 11, 8 p.m.
All-star games Saturday, Feb. 14
Division I, 5 p.m.
Division II, 4 p.m.
Cheerleading final performance Thursday,
Feb. 19, 6 p.m.
Awards banquet Tuesday, Feb. 17
Dinner will be provided by the Beach Bistro
at the center beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 for
adults, $4 for children under the age of 16. All
proceeds will benefit the basketball and
cheerleading leagues. Please bring a dessert to
At 7 p.m., the basketball and cheerleading
awards ceremony will begin. Prizes will be
raffled at 8:30 p.m.
homeowners are doing their best to stop commercial
clamming offshore of residential areas.
Festivals of one kind or another largely for the
tourists, it seems come and go in our area. But the
Cortez Fishing Festival is no politically correct, pol-
It's about good food and how we get it.
Held at the 110-year-old Village of Cortez, where
you can wander among 97 historical structures and take
in the beautiful waterfront at the same time, the festi-
val is on my personal "don't miss" list of local events.
Plan ahead to attend on Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,
and 22, noon-6 p.m. This genuinely local festival cel-
ebrates good local seafood, teaches you how to cook it
and will sell you plenty of it.
In the meantime, it features lots of good local mu-
sic too, including cloggers, the Cortez Grand Ole Opry,
the Anna Maria String Band ... well, you get the idea.
It's wholesome family entertainment, good food,
boat rides, a little education and a whole lot of fun.
Admission is $2 for adults; children under 12 are free.
Manatee counting is a real hit-and-miss proposition
in Florida. The usual technique is to wait for a cold
snap and then count all the manatees gathering around
the warm water outlets at power plants in the state.
Is that accurate? Well, no. But at least it should
At the same time, we probably shouldn't get ex-
cited over relatively small variations in the numbers
from count to count.
With that in mind, you should know that the latest
such count, taken Jan. 20-30, came up with 2,019
manatees in Florida. They found 907 on the west coast
and 1,112 on the east coast.
The previous count, taken in February last year,
was 1,709, well down from the 2,639 manatees counted
in February 1996. But don't forget, that was the year
officials estimated that about 10 percent of the popu-
lation was killed by a combination of red tide and boats.
Red tide killed 149 that year and boats got another
60. This past year another 242 were killed, but just 16
of those deaths came from red tide. The rest of the
deaths were still attributed to boats, manatees getting
caught in canal locks or dying as a result of still births.
By the way, in the latest count, the highest concen-
trations of manatees 510 were found near two
power plants in Titusville.
Fewer black bears
While the trend in manatees is open to question,
black bears are in real trouble. Seventy one bears were
killed by cars on Florida roads last year.
That's up 18 percent over 1996, according to the
Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.
At one time, probably before the invention of au-
tomobiles, there were an estimated 12,000 black bears
in Florida, but that number is down to about 1,500 to-
day. The black bear is now listed as "threatened" by the
State of Florida and may soon be listed as "endan-
gered" by the Endangered Species Act.
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Weather again wreaks havoc in angling action
Weather again kept most anglers at home last
week, but those who did venture out onto the water
brought back sheepshead, redfish, flounder and trout.
At the Rod and Reel Pier, action has been'a little
slow due to the weather but there are still a few sheep-
shead and an occasional flounder being caught.
Folks at the Anna Maria City Pier reported one
angler Sunday morning caught a nice-sized keeper
snook. Other action includes flounder, lots of sheeps-
head and some sharks.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said fishing
If you've got any thoughts about how the Florida
panther can be saved from extinction, the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service wants to hear from you.
Public input is being sought for the revision of
the Florida Panther Recovery Plan, which is de-
vised with an eventual goal of boosting the cat's
population so it will become self-sustaining.
The Florida panther's historic range once in-
cluded most of the southeastern United States.
Currently, the wild panther population is estimated
at 30-50 adults in an area of about 2 million acres
in southern Florida.
Panther threats generally relate to habitat con-
ditions and demographic and genetic factors asso-
ciated with population isolation, reduction and in-
Panther thoughts should be addressed to: Den-
nis B. Jordan, Recovery Team Leader, U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 110450,
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has been great, with wade fishers catching lots of nice-
sized trout and sheepshead.
.Capt. Rick Gross said sheepshead around the
docks and piers were his best bet, although he added
that he did get a few redfish and is starting to hunt for
Capt. Mike Heistand on Magic said he's been
bringing in sheepshead, pompano, whiting and some
nice-sized trout, with some of the sheepies at more than
Capt. Thorn Smith said sheepshead were his best
bet, with most of them coming from the new Sunshine
Skyway reef system.
Capt. Tom Chaya said reds, sheepshead and
mackerel off the beach were his recommendation -
when the weather permits, of course.
Peter at the Cortez Fishing Center said there was
only a couple trips offshore last week due to the high
seas and back-to-back cold fronts, but those trips
brought back gag grouper, snapper and triggerfish.
Backwater fishing with Capt. Jack Parker on the
Skinny Minny produced some excellent redfish and
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, anglers are
catching sheepshead, bluefish, small grouper, flounder,
small bonnet head sharks and a few mangrove snapper.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said weather has
been a factor in last week's fishing, but there are still
reports of sheepshead, black drum, whiting, trout and
a few redfish being caught.
Good luck and good fishing.
SU.S. skating champion Rudy Galindo will head-
line a troupe presenting "The Memory of All That ...
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the first of the season for him. Although he normally
is a catch-and-release angler, Durocher bowed to
family pressure and kept the linesiderfor a "white
Winners in the Feb. 7 horseshoe games were Ken
Kizer of Anna Maria and Dave Trask of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were John Bennett of Anna Maria
and Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach.
Winner in the Feb. 9 games was Adin Shank. Run-
ners-up were Mark Gadouie and Jack Cooper.
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.
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Feb 12 6:36 -0.2 1:28 1.3 5:54 0.7
Feb13 12:23 1.9 7:00 -0.1 1:47 1.3 6:33 0.5
Feb 14 1:05 1.8 7:21 0.0 2:05 1.4 7:20 0.4
Feb 15 1:45 1.6 7:46 0.2 2:30 1.5 8:12 0.4
Feb 16 2:35 1.4 8:14 0.3 2:59 1;6 9:11 0.3
Feb17 3:31 1.2 8:35 0.5 3:34 1.7 10:16 0.2
Feb18 4:41 1.1 9:08 0.6 4:15 1.7 11:29 01
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OM PAGE 12-B E FEBRUARY 11, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island property sales
110 12th St. N., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
702 sfla 2bed/lbath/2car home built in 1950 on a
54x100 lot, was sold 1/20/98, Rehberg to Ritchie, for
$80,000; list unknown.
114 Pelican, Anna Maria, a ground-level canalfront
1240 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1963 on 9,100
sf lot, was sold 1/22/98, Ross to Timmons, for
$180,000; list $187,000.
3300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 100x220
Gulffront lot, was sold 1/20/98, Clark to Automotive
Realty Associates Inc., for $425,000; list $650,000.
536 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-
level canalfront 1731 sfla 3bed/2bath home built in
1967 on a 100x172 lot, was sold '1/20/98, Cicero to
Perona, for $220,000; list $350,000.
601 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 205 Gulf
Watch, a 2bed/2bath 1,069 sfla condo built in 1986,
was sold 1/20/98, Weil to McMillan, for $117,500; list
604 Gladstone, Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,330
sfla 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront home built in 1971 on
an 80x115 lot, was sold 1/22/98, Scroggins to
Sosnowski, for $260,000; list unknown.
609 Foxworth, Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,530
sfla 2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1970 on a
105x105 lot, was sold 1/22/98, Williams to Bluemel,
for $195,000; list $210,000.
611 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,472 sfla
3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1991 on a 5700 sf lot,
DID NOT SELL 1/2/98, Ajmo to Mischke, for
$172,000; list unknown.
622 North Point Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
2,702 sfla 4bed/2bath/2car home built in 1987 on a
large lot, was sold 1/22/98, Sosnowski to Scroggins, for
$400,000; list $489,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 43 North
Beach Village, an elevated 1,536 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car
townhouse condo built in 1992, was sold 1/21/98,
Spielman to Maguire, for $176,000; list $179,900.
6500 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, 128 Westbay
Point & Moorings, a bayfront 2bed/2bath 1,250 sfla
condo built in 1978, was sold 1/22/98, Dreher to Todd,
_HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
Duplex with annual tenants. Updated, fenced
rear yard, well landscaped. Good investment
with solid income. $165,000 MLS# 25144.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.
* 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
* Holmes Beach 2BR Ground level duplex........ $650 mo
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
Carol S. Heinze
it Our Web Site
PRIME ISLAND HOME
This 3BR/2BA elevated home with deeded boat
dock is on a large lot at a prime Holmes Beach
location surrounded by more expensive proper-
ties. Ready to move in with new appliances,
carpet, paint, counter tops and air conditioner.
Asking $169,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
* Office Building, Holmes Beach ......... $310,000
* Motel 10 Units, Holmes Beach plus 3BR/2BA
owner home..................................... $1,000,000
* 3 + Acres next to DeSoto Mall........... $750,000
* Just Reduced Holmes Beach Fourplex..... $275,000
* Duplex Holmes Beach ........................$175,000
* 2BR/1BA Holmes Beach ................... $198,000
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217j
HOLMES BEACH $164,900 2BR/
2BA Richmond home with huge
master bedroom. Eat-in kitchen,
dining room, barrel-tile roof,
cement drive. Deeded boat slip at
82nd Street and Marina. #CH27251.
IMPERIAL HOUSE $94,900
Affordable condo in desirable area
with heated pool, fishing dock,
clubhouse, bayside patio and
deeded Gulf access. Updated
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
ONLY TWO BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH Elevated duplex with
two 2BR/1BA units. Close to shopping, library and buses.
$155,000. Great Investment potential! #26889. Call Denise
SAN REMO SHORES Priced reduced to $173,000 on this 3BR/
2BA home located on a deep-water canal with boat dock and dav-
its plus a solar-heated in-ground pool. Fenced private back yard.
Water and electric to multi-level dock. Large family room with a
wood-burning fireplace. #24264. Call Carol Heinze 778-5059.
PALMA SOLA BLVD. LOT $129,500 Build your dream house on this
comer lot in a beautiful residential neighborhood. #27452. Call Denise
Langlois 795-8748 or Carol Heinze 778-5059.
Open House Sunday
Feb 15th 1-4pm
760 North Shore Drive,
SHORE ACRES Beautifully
remodeled 2BR/2BA home in
the city of Anna Maria. Tile
throughout with art decor on
kitchen and breakfast room
ceilings. State-of-the-art mas-
ter bathroom. $359,000. Call
Karin Stephan 388-1267.
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Ich Spreche Deutsch
STEPS TO GULF OF MEXICO 2BR/2BA turnkey-
furnished condo with large kitchen, breakfast area, washer
and dryer. Heated pool and covered parking. $159,900. Also
2BR/2BA end unit for $179,900. Call Karin Stephan 388-1267
or Connie Volts 778-4429. #KS27038 or #KS27409.
BIMINI BAY BEAUTY! Fabulous views of bay and a
newer 55-foot dock await you from this contemporary
home. Amenities include spacious 5-6BR/4BA, large in-
door pool with entertainment area. Trades welcome!
$595,000. Call Karin Stephan 388-1267. #KS21249.
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA home with new fireplace, tile,
white carpet in bedrooms. Customized master bath. Turn-
key furnished. Two-car garage, boat dock, pool, and close
to the beach. $299,000. Call Karin Stephan 388-1267.
SPORTSMAN'S 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
for $189,000; list unknown.
705 Fern, Anna Maria, an elevated 1288 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2cp home built in 1989 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
1/2/98, Ajmo to Mischke, for $172,000; list $187,500.
We were in error reporting this sale previously as 611
7100 Holmes Blvd., Anna Maria, a ground-level
PLEASE SEE REAL ESTATE, NEXT PAGE
This spacious duplex has 2BR/1BA each
side and is in the heart of Anna Maria! Great
neighborhood close to everything. Priced
right at just $169,900.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(4 FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
Open House Sunday Feb. 15th 1-4 PM
501 50th Street Holmes Beach
NEW CUSTOM-BUILT CANALFRONT HOME Beautiful 3BR/
2BA home with Berber carpet, Italian tile, three decks,
over-sized garage and storage. You must see this home to
appreciate all the extras including a new 24-foot dock. $279,500.
309 Pine Ave.
HISTORIC ANNA MARIA PROPERTY Zoned ROR (Resi-
dence or Retail). Lovingly refurbished in 1995, with new AC,
electric and roof. This charming property has all the hallmarks
of a vintage Florida conch house, with hardwood floors,
tongue and groove ceiling and fireplace. Perfect for boutique
or gallery. Lots of room to expand on this deep lot with the
oldest Royal Palm on the Island. Could be shop with owner's
residence with some alteration. $175,000.
HOLMES BEACH CONDOS
THE FOUNTAINHEAD Classy 2BR/1.5BA just renovated with
an all new kitchen and tile. This is an investors dream. Pool
and steps to the beach. Furnished, $129,900.
SANDY POINTE Bayfront complex in pristine wildlife area.
This unit looks fantastic, and handsomely turnkey
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ANNA MARIA LOTS Two canalfront lots, sea-walled and ready
to build, deep sailboat water. 145x72 each for $154,900.
Whe i's-im tosel ourhoe,*is itwih copay-wos -nae s *egie
I rondte word- ot ustaround te neighorhood
VIEWS OF SPLENDOR
Anna Maria City Pier Tampa Bay
Egmont Key Sunshine Skyway
See these sights and much more from the deck of
301 South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria.
Owner offers this custom-built elevated home.Water
views from every window, 3BR/2.5BA. Lushly land-
scaped with native plants, newer upgraded appliances
and A/C. More than 750 square feet of enclosed work-
shop and storage space. Wrap-around deck, many
built-ins. $259,000. Extra lot available. Call 778-6835.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 11, 1998 0 PAGE13-B jR
REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 12
1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1972 on a
65x105 lot, was sold 1/21/98, Stead to Moore, for
$149,500; list $159,900.
795 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront
ground-level 1,433 sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1949
on a 50x125 lot, was sold 1/22/98, Trotti to Henry, for
$559,500; list $569,500.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...
3BR/3.5BA home. Open
I plan with two master suites
SLthat 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 $5991000!
2.5 MILES TO BEACH! Very nice 2BR/2BA end unit with large
lanai. Lovely waterside community with clubhouse, pool, tennis
courts. $79,900 turnkey furnished.
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Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
'Networking' seminar Feb. 12
"Prospecting and Networking Workshops" of
Dale Carnegie Training Inc. will be presented by the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Thursday,
Duwayne E. Keller of Carnegie will speak at the
seminar, which runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday
Inn Hotel & Suites, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Cost
is $10 for Chamber members and $20 for non-mem-
Further information may be obtained at 387-9519.
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S Beacon Realtyi.
,810 8th Avenue W.
LA" Palmetto FL 34221 -i
*i Office 941-721-0421
Fax 941-721-0129 -
Eves 941-778-1479 [B
What makes the water so close to the shore?
New ownership starts
with bang on Longboat
The Village Grocery will celebrate its new
ownership at an all-day event Friday, Feb. 13,
with specials, giveaways and tasting, said Brian
Howard, the new owner.
A new 27-inch bicycle will be given to a
shopper by Pepsi Cola at a drawing, and represen-
tatives of several other suppliers will be on hand
with their wares, including Boar's Head meats
and Blue Bunny ice cream, said Howard.
The event will conclude with a wine and
cheese tasting from 5 to 8 p.m., with tasters en-
couraged to bring their own goblets.
The store in Whitney Beach Plaza, at the
north end of Longboat Key, was Gallagher's
Market. Further information may be obtained at
PERICO BAY CLUB
] CALL THE
A MARILYN TREVETHAN
3/2 The Pointe ............................... $189,900
2/2 Edgewater ................................ $146,000
3/2 Sandpiper ............................... $127,900
$118,000 TO $127,900
Visit us at our web site: http://www.islandreal.com
 AMLS 1-800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
Visit us at our web site http://www.islandreal.com
NEW LISTING! Seaside Gardens villa
convenient to everything. Nearby boat ramp,
tennis courts, library and more! 2BR with garage
and screened lanai makes this attached villa one
of the Island's best buys! $82,900. MLS#26652
VERY UNIQUE Island elevated home with DIRECT BAYFRONT luxury home with
oak, tile and hardwood floors, fabulous caged cocktail pool, boat dock with davits
propane grill and meticulous landscaping, and gourmet kitchen! $649,500.
3BR/2BA and over 1,700 sq. ft.!
SEASIDE GARDENS waterfront villa in
quiet, private, yet friendly area. Low mainte-
nance fee, private dock, covered patio and
two-car carport. 2BR/2BA with enclosed en-
try and utility room. $115,000. MLS#26886.
CANALFRONT HOME with dock has
great potential! 2BR/2BA with family room,
eat-in kitchen, large master bedroom with
cedar-lined closets and garage. $209,000.
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.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! NEW LISTING! Bayfront and waterfront ATTENTION DEVELOPERS! C-3 and R- BACK ON THE MARKET! Buyers loss
Large Island duplex completely renovated unit in Gulf to Bay Moorings with tile floors, 3 zoning. Large Gulf Drive to bay buildable is your gain with this canalfront 3BR/2BA
recently! 2BR/2BA each side. $194,900. two screened balconies, covered parking and lot and building for sale, 2.49 acres! All en- island gem with private dock and davits,
MLS#22936. boat dock available. $139,000. vironmental permits in place! $1,500,000. screened lanai, fireplace and more!
MLS#26856. MLS#23769. $259,900.
STP Y NDSE U.ORA RE MP NDNW SLNDPOTCR
A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car, 3,895 sq. ft. under
roof home including caged pool. Next to but not on a canal. Owner
anxious. $255,000 Now $229,000.
OWW Doug Dowling Realty
IEI3 PAGE 14-B U FEBRUARY 11, 1998 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
S L A N D E R C L A SS I F IED
IESFRSALEITE S FR AL onine GRAESALS Cotiue
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.
AIR CONDITIONERS Window/wall units, recent main-
tenance, work great. $125 and $195. Call 778-1562.
LIKE NEW QUEEN SLEEPER, recliner, rocker, car-
peting, entertainment center, tables, cardio exercise
bike. Call 778-0093.
WANTED TREADMILL in good condition,
reasonable. Call 778-4676.
VALENTINE SPECIAL Everything Under the Sun
Garden Centre. One dozen roses $19.99, carnations
$7.99, cut flowers $4.99. Cash and carry. 778-4441.
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.
Wedebrokl Reald] ompHny
(Call a Proes,,onalj \\ edcbroc,.k Rt i Etate Agen T da\'
PersonalizeJ. not fra.ichised
SUNSETS AND DOLPHINS FOR SALE!
Direct Gulffront 2BR.2BA condo. Furnished
top-floor corner unit. Panoramic Gulf view. Fantas-
tic investment potential $209,900.
Dftf WA4 &.W
Custom built pool home. 3BR.'21 2BA and den.
Across from Key Royale golf club Vaulted
ceilings, ceramic tile, spacious kitchen with eating
area, formal dining room. $749,900.
Feels like home when you enter the foyer
Beautiful wood everywhere, brick fireplace and
generous sized rooms. Large lot for the Island
If you can't find your dream home build it'
Riverfront Community pool, tennis. $59.900.
Anna Manra City, cleared lot 75x100 near beach
Ke g; lyoli CQHvt Hot.i
2 BR.'2BA, new kitchen cabinets, tile floors and newer
carpet. Great Florida room and screen room
2BR IBA Duplex S775
i 3BR 2BAi' hous:'e onr, anal dc-:' $1 J35"'
S1BR IBA Apt lurni.hed
wilri Gulil view $650, mc.
"Personalized, Not Franchised"
Julie Gilstrap Property Manager
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
Wir Sprechen Deutsch
NAUTICAL BUT NICE Ships Chandler. Come see
the Gulf Coast's most unusual store of marine decor
and gifts. 12304 Cortez Road W. 795-5756. Week-
days 9-6, weekends 10-5.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen'bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver..Call 753-7118.
ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK, beautiful condition, 5' x
4', seven drawers per side. $2,000. Lawnmower $75.
ROSER GUILD Thrift Shop. Open Tues., Thurs., Fri.,
9:30-2 Sat. 9-12. Clothing, etc. 511 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, across from Chapel.
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
74rW "? / can make your island
dreams come true.
1 ED OLIVEIRA
Soles & Rentals Since 1939
.- -2217 Gulf Drive North
-. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
aB .-^_ 778-2246 Office
'* -" 778-1751 Evenings
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
KEY ROYALE GEM
604 Gladstone Lane
This recently refurbished 2BR/2BA beauty features a
brand new kitchen with custom birch-wood cabinetry,
Corian countertops, wine rack and cooler, ceramic-tile
floors plus Berber carpeting, and sparkling swimming
pool with waterfall plus boat dock. Bright southerly
exposure too! Only $275,000 with possible terms.
Handled exclusively by Betsy Hills or Barbara Sato.
BAY PALMS BEAUTY
515 71st Street
This inviting 3BR/2BA canalfront home has been me-
ticulously maintained and updated. Amenities include
a preferred split-bedroom design, white-brick fireplace,
fully equipped kitchen with large breakfast bar, ce-
ramic-tile traffic pattern, electric boat lift, and concrete
dock. Enjoy the bright southerly exposure, many citrus
trees, easy-care pebbled landscaping, handy circular
driveway plus double-car garage! Only $275,000!
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato...778-3509
Nancy Guilford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Susanne Kasten ... 953-3584 Sherry Sasser... 778-1820
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GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Feb. 13 & 14, 9-2. Fur-
niture, household items, owl collection, miscella-
neous. 464 63rd Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Feb. 14, 8-2. Lots of stuff, low
prices. Household, furniture, clothing, jewelry, bedding,
sea shells, tools. 408 79th Street, Holmes Beach.
CAR PORT SALE Fri., Sat. & Sun., Feb. 13,14 & 15,
9am. Trash and treasures. 419 Alamanda, Anna Maria.
YARD SALE Sat., Feb. 14, 9-1. A/C, stereo, books,
printer, odds and ends. 206 69th St., Holmes Beach.
ESTATE SALE One day only, Thurs., Feb. 19, 9-5. Sell-
ing all home furnishings, chairs, sofas, beds, dishes,
towels, tools, etc. All sales final. 433 62nd Street, Holmes
Beach. All purchases must be removed same day.
PRIVATEERS' THIEVES" MARKET Sat., Feb. 14,8-
3. Vendor spaces available for $15. City Hall Park,
Holmes Beach. Call 778-5777 for information.
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
Sunday Feb 15 1 4 pm
4439 121st St. Ct. W., Cortez............... $269,900
3BR/2.5BA home with old Florida charm on large lot
in Cortez Village.Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
312 62nd St., Holmes Beach ............... $198,000
Like new 3BR/2BA Key West-style elevated home
with vaulted ceilings, bright and open floor plan. Call
Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
809 Audubon Drive, Bradenton ............ $99,500
2BR/2BA first floor bayfront condo in Perico Bay
Club. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
635 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach ......$269,000
3BR/3BA home located one lot off Key Royale Pass.
Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
1301 Bay Dr. N. #8B, Bradenton Beach$159,900
Baywatch. 2BR/2BA second floor end unit with
views of Anna Maria Sound. Call Susan Hatch
712 Estuary, Bradenton....................... $125,000
2BR/2BA condo overlooking wildlife sanctuary in
Perico Bay Club. Second floor unit and turnkey
furnished. Call Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.
8307 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach ..... $249,000
Carefully kept 2BR/2BA home on private and
picturesque canal with views of the bayou. Dock and
boatlift. Call Bill Donelly 778-6392 eves.
516 72nd St., Holmes Beach ............... $295,000
Renovated 3BR/3BA canalfront residence. 950 sq.
ft. of decking, deep canal with dock. Call Darcie
Duncan 779-2290 eves.
106 2nd St. N., Bradenton Beach ....... $177,900
2BR/1.1BA and 1BR/1BA duplex steps from the
beach, eight-foot ceilings. Call Sharron Hamilton
524 74th St., Holmes Beach ................ $399,900
Totally remodeled 3BR/2BA canalfront home with
pool, fireplace, bayou view. Call Judy Duncan
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MfLS ,:, i
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 11, 1998 I PAGE 15-B JI]
S-L N D -ER-L A SSIFIE DS
ANNUNEMNT9ANONCMETS OAS BATNGCotiue
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 77.8-3959.
NEW ISLAND CLASSIFIED Buy, sell and trade on
the Internet. Get the response you are looking for at
I AM INTERESTED IN forming a newcomers club for
women new to this area. If interested, please call
Sandy at 761-1224.
BIG BAND DANCE Thurs., Feb. 12,8-11. Senior Sound
18-piece band. $10 per person. AMI Community Cen-
ter. For tickets or information call 794-3459 or 778-6746.
One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
Wj en you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community.RNA
So, whatever your mortgage RON HAYES
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 751-6611 or (800) 559-8025.
SMonhattoan Mortgage Corporation
NORTH END DUPLEX!
This great duplex located on the north end of Anna
SMaria offers 2BR/1 BA each side and is just steps to the
beach. Winter tenants already in place.
Terrific rental history! Just listed at $219,000.
LARGE ISLAND DUPLEX
This large duplex in the heart of Holmes Beach is
perfect for two families. 2BR/2BA with plenty of
Storage and parking. Each unit faces opposite
Streets for complete privacy. Hard to find one that is
nicer. Priced at just $279,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
| Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
H J i94, ) 1 C SALES AND RENTALS
H -"--1 9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216 7
^ (941) 778-2307 or Toll Free 800 306-9666
OFF STAGE LADIES of Anna Maria Island Players
is now accepting donations for their rummage sale;
Feb. 28. Call Lois Schipper 778-2425 or Teddy
ANNA MARIA ISLAND is www.annamaria.net.
"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.
FREE TO GOOD HOME Pedigreed American
Staffordshire Terrier. All papers and shots. 85 lb.,
one-year old. Call Robin at 778-7244.
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
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
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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
25-FOOT CRUISER Sea Devil, 1984 with walk-
around cuddy, 1991 rebuilt 225 hp OMC Sea Drive
outboard, electronics, bimini, many extras. Excellent
condition. Reduced priced $10,500. 778-6774.
23-FOOT SEARAY CRUISER 228 Mercury I/O,
cuddy cabin, vinyl bimini and camper tops. $6,500
OBO. 10,000 lb. hoist $1,500. Call 778-1901.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part
time servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach.
VACATION TELEMARKETERS wanted. Earn
$800-$1,200 wk. Part time work evenings. Days
call 779-2017, evenings 795-5766.
PREP COOK WANTED Four days a week. Good
hours, good pay. See Brian at Sunnyside Up Cafe,
5348-A1 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
SERVERS WANTED Lunch, dinner, cocktail. Also
hiring line cooks. Buccaneer Inn, Longboat Key,
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SALES OPPORTUNITY Wedebrock, an indepen-
dently owned real estate company with five locations
throughout Sarasota and Manatee County, is ex-
panding its Commercial Division as part of an ag-
gressive, overall company expansion. We're building
our team with experienced and "willing to train" li-
censed real estate professionals. Call Jim Foster,
CCIM, Director of Commercial Division, (941) 383-
5543 or (800) 335-5543.
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.
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.
IF YOU LIKE YOUR home really clean, call Ava at
INCOME TAX SERVICE Over 30-years experience.
Ohio and Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney
Tax Service, 761-8156.
LET ME DO HOUSEKEEPING I am a good worker.
I can also drive you anywhere. Call 778-8566.
P&K RESIDENTIAL CLEANING free estimates,
bonded, insured, experienced, reasonable. Pat
Cantwell 792-0478 or Kitty Frost 792-5383.
MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years expe-
rience self-employed in the construction trade. I am
handy to have around. 778-1110.
BABY AND TODDLER UNIT OPENING Feb. 18. $95
wk. Call for information. Dolphin Daycare & Pre-
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.
ED'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Custom
design and installation, mulch, sod, stone, shell,
xeriscape. 10% senior discount. 778-8272. Formerly
Anna Maria Garden Center.
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 installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
HOUSE PAINTING by Henry. Interior/exterior. Call
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
WEEKLY 1BR/1BA AVAILABLE Apr. through Dec.
1998, starting at $300 wk. Includes turnkey furnish-
ings, telephone, cable TV and private parking. Call
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
BAYFRONT ELEGANCE Magnificent
residence with spectacular bay views.
3BR/2.5BA, greatroom, eat-in kitchen,
separate formal dining and living room.
Heated pool and deep-water dockage.
$695,000. David Moynihan 778-2246 /
ISL2A NH O ME
3BR/2BA Bayfront ...............$299,000
3BR/2BA Lakefront................. $182,000
2BR/2BA Martinique ............... $139,000
2BR/2BA Runaway Bay..........$124,000
2BR/2BA Runaway Bay.......... $122,500
2BR/2BA Island Village ..........$109,500
2BR/1BA Imperial House .........$77,900
2BR/1BA Imperial House .........$77,000
GULFFRONT DUPLEX Newly listed
Gulffront duplex in the city of Anna
Maria. A two-story masonry building
offering two 2BR/1.5BA units fully
furnished with outstanding views.
$549,000. David Moynihan 778-
2246, eves. 778-7976.
Triplex Gulfview ..................... $325,000
Duplex Bayfront ..................... $339,000
1-2BR/2BA Villa ..................... $102,000
4BR/3.5BA Bayfront ...............$630,000
3BR/2BA Waterfront ...............$270,000
3BR/2BA Coral Shores........... $235,000
3BR/2BA Flamingo Cay..........$179,500
2BR/2BA Cordova Lakes........ $109,900
3BR/2BA Rosedale CC ..........$239,900
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25-Years Experience and Professional Real Estate Service to Southwest Florida
Introducing Our Team of Professionals
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Specializing in residential,
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The newest "Island team" is well-
trained and offers you professional
service on and off the Island.
Our Newest Team Professionals
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SEASONALS JAN, FEB, MAR, 1998. North Beach
Village 3BR/2BA furnished. Excalibur Realty
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR ex-
cellent location, all new furnishings. Totally
equipped; phone, cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel,
fish at your front door. Walk to local shops, restau-
rants. Special spring rates $450 wk., $1,600 mo.
GULFFRONT BEACH COTTAGE on Holmes
Beach. 2BR/1BA, sleeps six, fully furnished. $550
wk. or $2,300 mo. through Apr. Call 748-1600.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX on the beach. 2BR/1 BA,
sleeps six, fully furnished. Cable TV, VCR, washer/
dryer, microwave, screened lanai, sun deck. $750
wk. Call (305) 932-0197.
SEASONAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA, fireplace, fully
furnished. $1,750 mo. Dec., Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr.,
May. 3BR/2BA, two balconies, two-car garage. $550
wk., four-week minimum, Jan., Feb., Apr., 1988. Call
now. R&B Management 751-2790.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR. $675 mo., first, last. One
block to beach. R&B Management 751-2790.
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.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT Large 2BR apart-
ment furnished, next to city pier. Private courtyard,
heated pool, outside patio. Annual $1,200 mo. Avail-
able Apr. 1.. Call (941) 778-9188.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT in Holmes
Beach. 500 sq. ft. Call for details, 778-3924 or 778-
4461 ask for Dennis.
ANNA MARIA 5BR/5BA canal estate, two blocks
from beach. First-class amenities, 10 beds. Accom-
modates retreats, vacations, reunions, wedding
guests. Brochure, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ISLAND SPECIALISTS .
1-800-237-2252 il .
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5 ... Call anytime for a consultation.
5201 Gulf Drive Hormes Beach, FL 34217
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 BR/1 BA downstairs loft style
with dock. 1BR/1BA pool-side cottage on estate in
town. Both very unique. Call 749-0216 or 349-0459.
GULFFRONT/LAKEFRONT Martinique, Perico Bay
Club, summer 1998/season 1999 or annual.
Security, pool, tennis, all remodeled, 3-month
minimum. Call 795-3885.
BEACH APARTMENT Anna Maria Island. 1BR/2BA,
kitchen, fully furnished. Vacant from Feb. 15. Winter
special $340 wk. plus tax. Call (941) 778-1098.
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Nice, quiet
first-floor 2BR fully furnished. Walk to beach, restau-
rants, etc. Available annual or season. No pets/
GULFFRONT ANNA MARIA 2BR, washer/dryer, A/
C, elevated, great sunsets. 108 Elm. Annual $1,100
mo. Call 778-9486.
SEASONAL 1 BR APARTMENT with deck. Available
starting Oct., 1998. $1,200 mo. Call 778-7949.
PIRATE'S DEN Turnkey-furnished 1&2BR apart-
ments. Openings after Apr. 1. Also booking for next
season. Call 778-4368.
ANNUAL NEW APARTMENT must see. Large BR
with walk-in closet, large bath, furnished with all
amenities included. One block from beach. No pets.
$700 mo. Ideal for single person. 779-1605.
LOOKING FOR SIX-MONTH winter renter. 1BR/
1BA, north Anna Maria. Call 778-2153.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach duplex, 1 BR/1 BA,
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/1 BA, garage, totally remod-
eled. New decorations, kitchen, bathroom, carpeting.
Professional person, no pets, no smokers. $800 mo.,
$400 dep. Call 778-9480.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA furnished/unfurnished, garage. First,
;last, security, credit check. Sorry, no pets. 778-5057.
ANNUAL ANNA MARIA duplex. 2BR/1 BA, washer/
dryer hookup, lanai, vaulted ceilings, steps to
beach. $675 plus security. Water, garbage
YEARLY 1 BR/1 BA bayfront apartment. Quiet, steps
to bay water, garbage included. No pets. $500 mo.
plus deposit. Call 778-2619 or 795-1243.
ANNUAL RENTALS Many units to choose from. 1,
2 and 3BR. Prices from $600 to $1,200 mo. Call
Mike Norman Realty at 778-6696.
AVAILABLE NOV., 1998 APR. 1999. Nice 2BR/
2BA house. Washer/dryer, screen porch, newly up-
dated. Walk to beach, shops. No pets, no smokers.
$1,800 mo. Call (813) 643-3138.
VACATION RENTALS Feb., Mar., Apr. available.
Call Wagner Realty at 778-2246.
ANNUAL DUPLEX APARTMENT 3BR/2BA, central
heat/air, near beach, fenced yard. Kids/pets OK.
Security, references required. Available now. $750
LARGE 3BR CANAL HOME with pool. Available
July and Aug. $1,500 mo. Call 778-7949.
DUPLEX CLOSE TO beach. 2BR/1 BA, newly fur-
nished, washer, dryer. No pets, one couple. $900
mo., deposit. Feb., Mar., Apr. Call 792-1104.
NICE CLEAN UPSTAIRS apartment in Anna Maria
City. Close to beach and Post Office. Available Mar.
21 Apr. 6. Call 778-4499.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished ground-floor 1BR
apartment, 100 yards to Gulf. Call 778-0103.
1 BR/1 BA NORTH HOLMES BEACH All appliances
and washer/dryer included. Small pet OK. 305 61st
Street. $550 mo. plus utilities. Call 778-2961.
2BR/2BA NICELY FURNISHED duplex close to
beach and shopping. Available Easter week/Apr.,
also May through Oct. Call 778-0510.
SEASON RENTAL West of Gulf Drive, four houses
from beach. Available now through Feb. 28. Located
in Anna Maria City on Palmetto Ave. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307 for further information.
Residential Sales/Rental Division 9 Licensed Real Estate Broker
TROPICAL SETTING surrounds this two-story duplex. Has
den and indoor utility room. Recently renovated. $172,900.
Colette Gerrish, 794-1024. D17489
ANNA MARIA ISLAND. Views or the Gulf and a minute walk
to the beach. Key West-style 4BR/3-1/2B residence built in
1991. Living room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace.
$399,000. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R25701
TROPICAL, SECLUDED setting on 1.3 +/- BUILD ON THE
acres on the Manatee River. Beautiful coral four acres of wat
fireplace, 4BR. Spectacular views and $215,000. Debb
incredible landscaping. $994,900. Kathy R24911
Marcinko, 792-9122 or Sandy Drapala,
794-3354. R27330 ETE
ENGLISH/GEORGIAN ESTATE. Over R2
3,700 sq. ft. of grandeur on 3 +/- acres on O N
Palma Sola Bay. European elegance
throughout, hardwood floors, fireplace, Italian Available p
chandeliers. Library, den, studio and elevator, week or by
$999,000. Sara LaPlante, 748-4389. R24084 Anna Maria
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE on a large tree- Call one of
bordered secluded lot. Fronting the Manatee resort
River with a panoramic view extending to the
Gulf. Two-story home filled with innumerable (941) 951-6661
special touches. $1,750,000. Jim Brown, L(
747-1200. R19008 Anna Maria I
GULFFRONT ESTATE with its own tennis court. Enjoy
fabulous sunsets while tucked away in this very private
location. 3BR/3-1/2B. Beautifully landscaped. $1,250,000.
Julie DeSear, 794-3041. R25431
VILLA ON BOATING WATER. Turnkey-furnished 3BR, new
kitchen and appliances. New dock and easy access to ICW.
Pets okay. Tennis and pool. $169,000, Bob Burnett,
BRADEN RIVER. Over
erfront waiting for you.
i Heagerty, 747-9628.
properties by the
the month from
Island to Venice.
f our rental and
3 or (800) 881-2222
island Centre Shops
BEAUTIFULLY renovated pool home.
3 or 4BR/2B, Mexican tile, wood floor,
privacy fence. Seller will pay $3,000
towards closing costs. Located in
Sarasota. $124,900. Van Bourgois,
NEAR PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1B home
on 13 +/- acres. Can become your
dream home or develop, zoned Al,
$298,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R/
TIMBER CREEK. Turnkey-furnished
1BR/1B on ground floor overlooking
golf course, Immediate occupancy.
$43,900. Van Bourgois, 761-0273.
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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.
MARIE LIC REAL ESTATE
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'We ARE the Island. '
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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
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All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
RNALS Cntnud* RAL SATE ontnue
MARCH AND APRIL 1998 Seasonal monthly rentals
available. Prices range from $850 to $2,800 mo. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307 for further
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR apartment, newly decorated,
no pets. $525 mo. water included. Call 778-9240.
VACATION RENTAL March and 1999 season.
Beach cottage 400 ft. to beach. $550 wk., $1,300-
$1,400 mo. Call 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1.5BA, 400 ft. to beach.
2503 Avenue C. Furnished or unfurnished. $675-
$700. Call 778-4523.
TWO LONGBOAT CANALFRONT condos with
docks, 2BR/2BA, bikes, small sailboat, carport.
Quiet, friendly neighborhood. $1,000/$2,200 mo.
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.
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
GULF CONDO 2BR/1BA $150,000. Financing
available. Call (800) 824-0142.
LOT FOR SALE Newton Lane, Anna Maria. Gulf
view, 178x1l52x1l48. $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.
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.
FIXER-UPPER Mobile Home 55+ park. Florida room
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lots. Open daily 761-8214.
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water meter. Broker/Owner $175,000. MLS# 26399.
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1BR/1BA CONDO Canal, second-floor, two miles to
ocean. $5,000 down, owner financing 9%: $355 15
years; $314.91 20 years. Call (813) 677-5870.
HOLMES BEACH 100 yards to Gulf. Ground-level
3BR/2BA house, mother-in-law suite, appraised at
$228,000. All offers considered. Call 778-0103.
624 FOXWORTH Key Royale. 3BR/2.5BA, split de-
sign, newly remodeled, 2,640 sq. ft. under roof. Open
house 12-4 daily.
BEST HOLMES BEACH BUY Elevated 3BR/2BA
open plan, near beach. $145,000. Brenda Katz,
Towne and Shore Realty, 778-7980.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA upper-
corner unit. Unobstructed bay view, turnkey fur-
nished. Includes boat dock. $189,500. 779-2350.
680 ACRES MAINE scenic route 1, near America's
most beautiful coastline. Private, peaceful, sunny
cottage. Your family heirloom. $209,000. (941) 756-
HOLIDAY COVE RV PARK Remodeled 36-foot
slide-out park model with enclosed porch. Furnished,
boat docks, pool. Owner 794-8183.
OPEN HOUSES Island Real Estate, Thurs., Feb. 12,
11-1. Mark your calendar! Several of our prime list-
ings will be open from 11-1 on Feb. 12 with a "pro-
gressive lunch" being served. Representatives from
local mortgage companies will be on hand to answer
any questions and there will be a drawing for a $60
value gift basket from Ideal Gifts & Baskets. The fol-
lowing will be open: 610 Fern, Anna Maria; 408 69th
St., Holmes Beach; 521 70th St., Holmes Beach;
523 70th St., Holmes Beach; #26 Seaside Court,
Seaside Gardens; 521 56th St., Holmes Beach; 119
51st St., Holmes Beach. We look forward to seeing
you there! For information or directions call Island
Real Estate at 778-6066.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX Very nice 4BR/4BA, cen-
tral heat/air, steps to beach. $138,500. Owner
2BR/2BA POOL HOME on canal. Home needs noth-
ing. Best buy on Island at $229,900. 525 75th Street.
Call Jim at 778-9252.
4BR/3BA CANAL/POOL HOME with view of Skyway
Bridge. New tile roof, windows and brick driveway.
Beautifully landscaped, new carpet, freshly painted.
Only $329,900. 526 7th Street. Call Jim at 778-9252.
LBK CANALFRONT COTTAGE 2BR/1BA. Bright,
charming interior, cypress exterior. Room for expan-
sion. 560 DeNarvaez Dr. $179,000. 383-8481.
ONE OF PERICO BAY CLUB'S finest Waterside
Lane units. Spacious bayberry model, beautiful
lakeside and sunset views. Extra room replacing
lanai, turnkey furnished. Recent death in family.
Come see for yourself how nice it truly is. $125,000.
HOLMES BEACH Lovely, quiet area. Cozy remod-
eled 2BR/2BA, patio, screened lanai. Asking
$163,000. Owner 779-1185. Possible owner
TRIPLEX TURNKEY FURNISHED close to beach,
shopping. 2BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, efficiency. Very nice,
updated. Reduced to $255,000. 778-5057.
ANNA MARIA BY OWNER $176,900 2BR/2BA.
Come see the best. Completely refurbished. 219
Periwinkle Place. Open house Sun., 1-4 pm. Call
GROUND-LEVEL 2BR/2BA fully furnished home,
one and one half blocks to beach. Small tool shed
with yard tools. Citrus trees, turnkey ready. 778-4186.
ITALIAN RESTAURANT for sale. High traffic loca-
tion, 45 seats, nice friendly bar, great food with good
catering business. $82,500 with owner financing
available. Call Deborah Thrasher at Wedebrock Real
Estate, 794-0007 or eves. 778-3395.
INCOME PROPERTY 3BR/1BA home with unat-
tached 1 BR/1.5BA across street from Gulf. Has some
Gulf views, nice location, lots of potential. Needs
some TLC. Call Deborah Thrasher at Wedebrock
Real Estate, 794-0007 or eves. 778-3395.
SIESTA KEY MOTELS Two for sale! Good income
property. 8 units, 100' from gorgeous beach with Gulf
view $800,000 and 9 units (5 duplex buildings)
$875,000 located one block from Gulf beach. Owner
will finance and would like to sell both as package.
Call Deborah Thrasher at Wedebrock Real Estate,
794-0007 or eves. 778-3395.
BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA. Too much for me fi-
nancially. I want someone to buy part. Open to sug-
gestions. Value +/- $300,000. Call 778-4523 or (800)
FOUR PLEX 300 ft. to public beach. $320,000. three
2BR, one 1BR, ground floor, good income. 108 39th
St. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
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Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any prefer-
ence, limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or intention to make any such pref-
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includes children under age of 18 living with par-
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people securing custody of children under 18. This
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