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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE FEBRUARY 18, 1998


ISLANDER
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Island, West Side fire districts OK consolidation


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria and West Side Fire Commissions
voted unanimously to consolidate last week after a lengthy
discussion between members of the two boards.
The move comes nearly a year after the districts
combined training, fire prevention, operations and ad-
ministration. The fire commissions, budgets and insur-
ance remained intact, because they can't be combined
until the districts are legally merged.
Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price opened the discus-
sion by noting the he and Assistant Chief Jay Pinkley of
West Side recommended the consolidation because "we
feel it will benefit our communities as a whole."
West Side Commissioner Catherine Mackey said
she was surprised at the recommendation.
"This is happening awfully quickly," she said. "I
thought there would be more hand holding, a longer
time of adjustment. I had a feeling when we originally


voted on it as the West Side board, we were thinking
of two years."
"We felt if things are working this well and there
are no problems, then we might as well merge," Anna
Maria Commission Chairman Larry Tyler responded.
"We can sit and hold a hands and play games for awhile
or make a decision and move forward. The quicker it's
done, the better it will be."
"Our people need direction," Price added. "We're
sort of floundering."
"We need to feel like a team and move forward,"
Pinkley added. "Either fish or cut bait."
West Side Commissioner Jessie Davis noted that
both districts are nearly 95 percent developed, so future
revenues are limited. Sharing resources and personnel
will be financially beneficial for both.
Mackey asked how the employees feel about the ac-
tion, and Price said Anna Maria's employees favor it.
"These are both relatively small departments,"


SIGN OF THE TIMES: EXPECT DELAYS


If you think it's bad now, you probably haven't seen anything yet. Construction workers have been delayed in
their efforts to improve drainage in Bradenton Beach ironically, the delays have in part been due to all the
water on the road and work is now proceeding during the height of tourist season. Barring more storm
delays, work should be completed in about 60 working days. However, traffic delays and lane closures are
expected. Good luck going south. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


Anna Maria CDBG grant update


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
The City of Anna Maria is requesting removal of
the environmental conditions associated with the
$500,000 Community Development Block Grant
awarded to the city.
Public notice was made on Feb. 12 in a newspaper
advertisement. It invited comment from any parties dis-
agreeing with the request.
The city will make a formal appeal to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs on or about March 3.

Islander Bystander
candidates' forum Feb. 26
The Islander Bystander will sponsor a forum
for Holmes Beach election candidates and voters
on Feb. 26 at Marina Bay restaurant. 5325 Ma-
rina Drive. Holmes Beach.
Mingling with candidates and snacks are set
for 6:30 p.m. with the forum beginning at 7 p.m.
Voters are invited to submit questions in writing
on forms available at the forum. Moderator will
be Bonner Presswood. publisher.


"It has been determined that such request for re-
moval of environmental conditions will not constitute
an action significantly affecting the quality of the hu-
man environment," states the notice, endorsed by En-
vironmental Certifying Officer Charles A. Shumard.
The grant will be used for drainage improvements
on Rose, Jacaranda, Spring, Palm, and Hardin streets
as well as the installation of 3,300 feet of sidewalk on
Spring, Palm and Hardin.
An environmental assessment of the project has
already been made with a finding of no significant
impact so the city has decided not to prepare an envi-
ronmental impact statement under the National Envi-
ronmental Policy Act of 1969.
According to the public notice this project does not
involve any situations that would require an environ-
mental impact statement and no other environmental
studies on the project are scheduled before the formal
request to the DCA.
An environmental review record of the project is
available for view and copy at city hall.
The city will not take any administrative action on
this project until Feb. 28. any written comments should
be addressed to Mayor Shumard-and be received on or
before that date.


West Side Chairman Rob Elliott said. "West Side has
13 people and Anna Maria has 17, and it's an extremely
fraternal group of people. Most of the dissension is in,
personality conflicts."
Price said leadership and trust building work-
shops are slated for all employees in order to address
those issues.
"We realize there are personality problems," Price
noted. "It will take time for us to get used to each other
and working together."
Mackey asked about the downside of the move.
"If anything we'll lose our (separate) identities,"
Price said. "We've been here since 1959 and West Side
was incorporated in 1962. That's a long time to be an
entity; however, I think we'll create a new era."
"Probably the most prevailing reason for this has
been the dollar sign, but remember it's the people in the
PLEASE SEE FIRE DISTRICTS, NEXT PAGE


Island bike


lane projects


in jeopardy
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach officials could be looking at a bike
lane that goes nowhere.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner announced last week that
there's only enough state funding to complete about
two-thirds of the city's planned bike lane.
"I'm pretty dismayed that the Florida Department of
Transportation would let it come to this point and then tell
us they don't have enough money," he said.
The bike lanes, slated for construction in 2000, will
link the three Island cities. DOT funding has been ap-
proved for Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, and Bradenton
Beach is working to get its funding in place for the project.
Holmes Beach received a grant of $195,000 for its
portion of the project and Anna Maria received
$264,000, VanWagoner said. However, both grants
were reduced a year ago due to an adjustment in the
cost of the project.
There was a glimmer of hope Tuesday that county
commissioners would approve a reallocation of funds
to the Island, but $80,000 of enhancement project funds
that were originally earmarked for a failed project in
Parrish will now apparently go to a trail leading to the
botanical park off 75th Street and Manatee Avenue.
"Joe (Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes) and I
and a representative of the Island Bicycle Committee met
with for the first time with the FDOT design people about
how they're going to do the bike lane," he explained.
"They said they don't have enough money to go from one
city line to the other. They said it costs $80,000 per mile
to put four-foot bike lanes on each side of the road, and
they can only cover two miles of the 3. I-mile route."
DOT officials said the city can apply to amend the
grant.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinio ns ......................................................... 6
Those Were the Days .................................. 7
Announcements ......................................... 10
Island Poet .................................................. 11
Stir-it-up ....................... ................ 18
Streetlife .................................. ........... 20
Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 27
Business ...................................................... 29
Crossword puzzle........................................ 36







I] PAGE 2 0 FEBRUARY 18, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Anna Maria City Commissioners sworn in


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
Three island officials were sworn in
before the city work session on Tuesday,
Feb. 17.
On for two more years are Mayor ,
Chuck Shumard and Commissioner Rob-
ert F. McElheny. Max Znika is replacing
Elaine Burkly, who declined to run for an-
other term.
Since each of the seats was uncon- Shumard
tested, no election was required in Anna
Maria this year.
Znika served as code enforcement officer for three
years and as a member of the city commission for seven


McElheny


Znika


and a half. He was promoted to vice mayor under Ray
Simches, then served a year as mayor before being
defeated by Dorothy McChesney.


Shumard is beginning his second term
as mayor of Anna Maria. Prior to that he
served as a city commissioner and vice
mayor. McElheny is beginning his second
term on the commission.
All three, they say, are anxious to get
started with projects in the next year. For
Znika, that means infrastructure.
"I don't know where it's at in the
budget yet, but I'd like to get started
with sweeping the streets and restriping
the yellow and white lines along our
roads," said Znika.
"There should be infrastructure money available
from the school tax."


Obviously disraught
These two gentlemen were caught off guard recently
along the Palma Sola Causeway, where they backed
a truck up to trailer their boat following an after-
noon cruise. Dennis Cahill, left, said he was driving
and that the truck belongs to the man on the right,
his friend. He said, "I don't know if I let my foot off
the brake or what, but the truck started slipping back
in the water and it just kept going." The trailer
wasn't visible and the boat was tied to a tree at the
shore. Emergency workers summoned a tow truck.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


Island beaches in good shape except for 'hot spots'


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The county is happy with the performance of the
beach renourishment project, a Manatee County offi-
cial told Holmes Beach commissioners recently.
"Major storms have impacted this Island since the
beach went in the Storm of the Century, Hurricane
Erin, Hurricane Opal, Tropical Storm Josephine, as
well as several minor storm events," Environmental
Projects Coordinator Jack Gorzeman said. "We're
pleased with the way the beach has performed."
The project construction began Dec. 24, 1992, and
was completed Feb. 24, 1993, he said.


"When you construct a beach you cannot place sand
under the water, so you build it to a man-made profile,"
he explained. "Over time this beach becomes settled to an
equilibrium. Nature takes it with wave action and moves
it offshore to a more gentle profile. This beach reached its
equilibrium one year after its construction,"
After one year, the beach's average width was 122
feet and the original volume of 2.3 million cubic yards
of sand was 90 percent intact, Gorzeman said. After
two years, the width was 116 feet and the volume was
89 percent.
A period of very active storm events occurred be-
tween February 1995 and February 1997, and the beach


Five years ago this month work crews were wrapping up the beach renourishment project on Anna Maria
Island. The renourishment project has been performing well according to beach experts, with another regular
maintenance project planned in 2000-2001. Islander file photo


receded 32 feet to an average width of 84 feet. The
volume was reduced to 79 percent of the original and
39 percent of that is in the portion the public sees, he
said. The balance of 40 percent is under water.
"There are some hot spots and we'll be addressing
those next time we renourish the beach," he noted.
"They are around the Katie Pierola Park, the
Martinique and the Beach House restaurant."
He said the county is currently negotiating with
Coastal Planning and Engineering, which designed the
first renourishment project. The county will control the
project rather than the Army Corps of Engineers.
"We'll be doing a lot of environmental, survey-
ing and geo-technical work for the first year and a
half," he explained. "I would like to see construction
in the year 2000."

Fire districts plan

consolidation
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
department that are getting up at 2 a.m. and going to the
calls," Anna Maria Firefighter Tim Hyden pointed out.
"I think we're on the right track. I think everybody
wants this but we have to make sure everybody feels
comfortable that they're not going to be forgotten."
Other employees echoed the same thoughts.
Price said he will contact the local legislative del-
egation to learn what steps the districts must take to
accomplish the consolidation, which must be approved
by the state legislature.
Price told The Islander Bystander that it was his
hope the Florida House of Representatives and Senate
would take up the matter during the 1999 legislative
session, after the required public hearings were sched-
uled.
The districts are nearly identical in the number of
personnel, population, area and budget. Anna Maria cov-
ers the Island as well as the Village of Cortez and Cortez
Road to Tidy Island at 86th Street. West Side covers from
the intracoastal waterway to 34th Street West and from the
Manatee River to 27th Avenue West.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 18, 1998 U PAGE 3 UI


Cash for trash may be coming

to Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
A recycling program that could pay residents cash
for some of their trash is in the works for Bradenton
Beach.
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Gail Cole
has been working on developing a recycling system in
the city for some months. He told The Islander By-
stander Monday that representatives from Reynolds
Aluminum, one of the country's larger purchasers of
metals, has indicated a willingness to come up with a
program in the city.
Here's how it would work.
Residents would keep their aluminum cans sepa-
rate from their usual garbage. When a sufficient quan-
tity was saved, say a garbage bag full or so, the cans
would be brought to an attended trailer, probably at the
north end of Coquina Beach.
There, the cans would be dumped, checked for any
major contaminants like excess water or other non-alu-
minum products and the cans weighed.
Cole would like to see the residents paid in cash on
the spot for their aluminum, but said that the final de-


cision on money would have to be made by the city
commission, tentatively set for early in March.
"I can see where the citizens would get some
money back," Cole said. Just how much money that
would be would depend on the market price of alumi-
num. Cole said Monday's price for aluminum was 59
cents; Reynolds would take 7 cents for handling and an
as-yet-undetermined amount for the attendant at the
trailer.
"If I have my way, the citizens will get money out
,of this," Cole said, although he added that if the resi-
dents would like to donate the "can cash" to the city the
donation would be gladly accepted.
Still to come is city attorney comment on the mat-
ter and discussion by the city commission.
Bradenton Beach has lagged behind the rest of the
Island when it comes to recycling. Both Holmes Beach
and, last year, Anna Maria City have entered into
curbside collection of aluminum cans, glass, plastic and
newspapers through their garbage hauler, Waste Man-
agement. Cost to residents is less than $2 per month for
the once-weekly curbside pickup of recyclables.


Publix people are beginning to talk about demoli-
tion of the former Island Foods store in Holmes Beach
and the eventual creation of a new chain store.
Holmes Beach Public Works Director Joe Duennes
said Publix representatives met with him last week to
discuss the site plan for the new store. He said he was
told that a request for demolition could come as soon
as a month from now for the currently vacant building
at 3900 East Bay Drive.
SIsland Foods closed in October and owner Jim
Gloth sold the store and land to Publix for $3.06 mil-
lion in December. He bought the store in 1991 for


$1.725 million according to county records.
Demolition should take two to three weeks, and the
new 27,000-square-foot store should take about eight
months to build. The current building is about 19,000
square feet. The Longboat Publix has 36,000 square feet.
Publix representatives have said that the new Is-
land store, although smaller than most in the chain, will
be a "full-fledged Publix."
Duennes said once Publix representatives present the
site plan package for the new store, internal review, fire
department review and city commission review could take
about 30 days "if there are no serious problems."


Anna Maria City
2/23, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
2/24, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
Bradenton Beach
2/19, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
2/26, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
(tentative)
Holmes Beach
2/19, 10:30 a.m., Ground breaking for city hall
2/20, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
CANCELED
2/24, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
Of Interest
2/21, 11 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic Associa-
tion Candidates' Forum, Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
2/22, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization, Sudakoff Hall,
USF campus, Sarasota.
2/26, Islander Bystander Candidates' Forum,
Marina Bay restaurant, 5325 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, socialize at 6:30 p.m. followed
by forum at 7 p.m.




Bradenton Beach
2/19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Agenda: Citizen Advisory Task Force recommen-
dations, second public hearing and application to
Florida Department of Community Affairs for
another Community Development Block Grant,
workshop date for commission policies, discussion
for new floor and windows at restaurant at
Bradenton Beach City Pier, discussion on fees for
special events at pier, decision on sidewalk work
in front of city hall and public comments.


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Fishing festival this weekend in Cortez


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A family weekend of food, nautical history, music
and dance, a "touch tank" with sea life, and much more
is coming to Cortez Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21 and 22.
The 16th annual Commercial Fishing Festival is
expected to attract 15,000 or more visitors to the his-
toric fishing village at the mainland end of the Cortez
Bridge.
"A Timeless Community" is the theme of the fes-
tival, celebrating the 110-year-old village, its 97 his-
torical structures and its people, so many of them de-
scended from the first settlers in the 1800s.
The fishing industry thrived there for more than
100 years, centered around five large fish houses. Fish-
ers netted mullet, trout, redfish, mackerel and pompano
inshore, grouper, snapper and a variety of reef fish off-
shore. Shrimp, stone crab and blue crab also came in
to Cortez.
Pollution and habitat destruction cut production,
and finally a ban on inshore gillnet fishing in 1995 put
an end to the industry as it had been for a century.

Mullet everywhere
A number of hardy fishermen struggle on to pre-
serve their industry and their heritage, and most of
them will be around for the fishing festival.
They will be cooking mullet, the centerpiece of the
great array of food that has become traditional at the
festival, and manning booths and doing other chores to
help visitors enjoy their village.
One old-timer, Goose Culbreath, will once more
provide the music centerpiece, fiddling as he has for
three-quarters of a century on the same violin on which
he taught himself to play in Cortez.
He and his fellow musicians make up what has
gained fame as the Cortez Grand Ole Opry. Augment-
ing the group's music will be the Anna Maria String
Band, the Spare Partz Band, Sunshine Express
Cloggers and Diamond Creek Band..
A "touch tank" for youngsters, a feature where they
can handle tiny crabs and other "little critters," will be
operated carefully by knowledgeable fishermen.


Self-administered "fish prints" on T-shirts will be
available, and film props from the movie "Great Expec-
tations" partially located here, plus tours of the village,
boat rides and books and cooking demonstrations and
food, food, food.
Don Sweat, TV marine life show producer and
cook extraordinaire, will demonstrate his seafood cook-
ing secrets on Saturday at noon, 2 and 4 p.m.
"What's Cooking in Cortez," a compilation of fa-
vorite recipes of local residents, will be on sale. So will
two landmark Cortez books, "Finest Kind" and "Fog
Comin' In."
"Cortez Then and Now," a new book by native
Cortezian Mary Fulford Green with photos by Linda
Molto, will go sale at the Cortez Village Historical
Society's tent near Fulford Fish House and at the Cortez
Community Center.
Also debuting at the festival will be a new video of
the village and its history, "Tales of Cortez: It Takes a
Fishing Village."

Marine menu
On the menu for gourmets and gourmands will be
shrimp, conch, crab, alligator, crawfish, grouper,
clams, oysters, barbecued beef and pork, strawberry


Touching scenes
at Cortez
festival
rc, Look for a special "touch
tank" that lets small fry
get to handle realfry at
a, this weekend's Cortez
Commercial Fishing
Festival. The event runs
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday. Islander Photo:
Paul Roat



shortcake, and a long list of specialties.
Among the restaurants featured at the festival are:
Walt's Fish Market, the French Quarter, Flamingo Is-
land, Rick's Seafood, Sea Witch, Crab Shack, Mumbo
Jumbos, Star Fish Co., Cortez Smoked Fish, J & J Bar-
becue, Grandma's Donuts, Victoria's Flavors Unlim-
ited, J.J. Snyders, Fulford's and more.
And mullet. Fried, smoked, in sandwiches, in dip
- any way it can be prepared, the fish that made
Cortez will be at the forefront of good eating through-
out both days.
One feature this year will be native Cortezians
sharing their special recipes for special foods.
Festival parking is along Cortez streets or at Co-
quina Beach on Anna Maria Island, with shuttle bus
service to and from Cortez at a $1 charge each way.
Admission is $2 for adults, free for under-12s. Pro-
ceeds will go to fishermen's groups and to help match
a proposed state grant to purchase the old schoolhouse
at the eastern end of the village, to be used as a com-
munity asset. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat-
urday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Festival sponsors are urging visitors to bring cam-
eras to record the magnificent waterfront, its pictur-
esque buildings and its abundant bird life.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 18, 1998 0 PAGE 5 fE

Residents want rental restrictions enforced


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Short-term rentals are getting out of hand, Key
Royale residents told the Holmes Beach city commis-
sion last week.
Residents asked the commission for help in enforcing
rental restrictions passed in 1991. The restrictions prohibit


leasing in the portion of Key Royale that is zoned R1AA
for less than one calendar month or 31 days.
"It has been consistently obvious that rentals have
been handled for less than 30 days," Commission
Chairman Don Maloney noted. "Residents are con-
cerned with whether there's any intention of enforcing
this ordinance."


Beautiful boardwalk
The landscaping along the boardwalk at Bean Point on Anna Maria's north end beach has had a year to
grow. The native and exotic plants such as Hawaiian and gumbo limbo along the walkway were pro-
vided as a beautification project by the city's public works department and planted and cared for through the
volunteer work of Doug Copeland. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.

Another invasion at Bean Point
By Andrew White permission from the city to perform the exercise.
Islander Reporter As a result, sheriff s officers were called on the
The Army Reserve will be invading Bean scene by frightened citizens claiming that 75
Point again. This time we know they are coming. camoflauge clad soldiers were shooting up the beach.
In late November an Army Reserve unit from St. The next invasion, scheduled for Feb. 22 at
Petersburg led a surprise attack on Bean Point. It was 6:30 a.m. promises to be just as exciting and is
a surprise because no one from the reserve asked for open to the public.


Bill Davis, representing the Key Royale Property
Owners' Association, said members are unsure
whether the problem stems from a lack of enforcement
or a lack of complaints.
"We hear a lot about abuse, but we don't specifi-
cally know of anybody who has complained," Davis
said. "As a board we don't think it's our job to make
the complaints."
He said the board will advise residents via news-
letter and in a semi-annual meeting of what constitutes
a violation, how to make a complaint to the city's code
enforcement officer and what process the city follows
with regard to complaints.
Maloney said those who apply for rental licenses,
as well as rental agents, should be informed of rental
regulations.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner agreed but noted that
there has not been a rash of complaints from Key
Royale residents.
"You do need evidence before you go in and tell
the owner that he has to go to code enforcement for a
violation unless it's corrected," VanWagoner noted.
"Many times we have a short window in which to op-
erate before another turnover occurs and the evidence
is out the window."
Maloney said complaints have waned because resi-
dents feel the city has been ignoring them.
"We should make it as easy as possible for residents
to report a complaint," Commissioner Luke Courtney
said. "They don't have to be spies or have documentation,
just contact the code enforcement officer. It's not the resi-
dents' responsibility to-get evidence."
One resident asked if he buys a house and plans to
retire there, is it against the law to allow a good friend
to stay there for a week or a weekend and help pay for
expenses during his stay?
"Where is the line?" he asked.
"You just crossed it," VanWagoner replied. "How-
ever, when you start approaching enforcement on an
issue like this you go after the most extreme cases first
- where there's clear abuse of the intention of the or-
dinance. You are talking about a gray area and it would
be a long time before we get to that."


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El Nino: bad news, good news
It was bad news if you got caught in the five-minute hail
storm that flew through Holmes Beach on Monday.
The really bad news is that El Nino is expected to
continue at its current strength until at least April.
El Nino, the pesky Pacific Ocean phenomenon that
spurs wetter and warmer weather in the Southeast U.S.,
is a combination of switched trade winds, warmer ocean
water and changed barometric pressure along the equa-
tor from Peru to the Society Islands.
The Pacific Ocean changes the weather patterns in
the United States. Southern California is being battered
by one El Nino-influenced storm after another, causing
mudslides, fires and devastating property loss as homes
literally slide into the sea.
For us in Florida, it's meant some of the wettest winter
weather on record. There's not much relief in sight, either
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of-
ficials say now through March will be more of the same wet,
windy, wave-driven weather for Florida.
The good news is that the years of drought and sub-
sequent water shortage are pretty much over.
Years of below-normal rainfall have reversed. Un-
derground water storage areas, or aquifers, have been
replenished and are at their highest levels since scientists
began recording data 20 years ago.
The bad news is that all the rain has proven to be too
much of a good thing for many growers.
Citrus farmers report all the rain has turned oranges
and grapefruit into a watery tasting crop this year, dimin-
ishing the quality of fruit and reducing prices.
The good news is that Florida's El Nino storms are
generally fast-moving. With a "storm event" of only a
day or two and winds from the southeast, the Island's
beaches have been spared for the most part from extreme
erosion. While we lose a few yards of sand from the
beach after each storm, most of it returns within a few
days. The docks and seawalls on the bay side of the Is-
land haven't fared so well.
Also bad news, this much rain is flooding homes
along low-lying areas along creeks and rivers, causing
what some call a "hundred-year flood" to occur several
times in the past few months.
And the really bad news is that with all the rain now,
in what is usually the arid season, experts are worried that
when we get traditional summer thunderstorms that drench
Florida, the creeks, fivers, ponds and lakes will already be
so full of water that flooding will continue.
With summer showers often dumping several inches
of rain in a few hours, the flooding we're seeing now
could be nothing compared to what we'll be slogging
through this summer.
There is one last bit of good news, though. If any-
thing bad happens weatherwise or elsewhere, you know
who to blame it on. Bad hair day? El Nino.


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Light up the pier
Why are Mayor Drescher and ward representatives
Goodchild, Cole, Kays and Chappie discouraging the
use of the beautiful Bradenton Beach pier at night?
Walkers, fishers, sitters and swingers should be
encouraged to use every inch of the "jewel" which is
funded by taxpayers and user fees ... day and night.
When the sun goes down, many fear walking, sit-
ting and swinging because it is dark and unsafe. Fish-
ers avoid the pier at night due to inability to see their
poles and work with tackle. Cleaning fish at the nice
cleaning tables is very difficult to do.
I understand the mayor and representatives have
been approached by many voters and visitors about the
situation. Still . no result.
Please overhead lights please.
Louis Von Ville, Bradenton

'Islander,' not 'Bystander'
I have been a Florida resident for more than 30
years and was an Islander for 10 of those years. Even
though I no longer live on the Island, I will always be
an "Islander" at heart. Throughout the past three de-
cades I've been a loyal and avid reader of all Island
publications, past and present.
In my opinion, The Islander Bystander is the best
of them all. Not only is it a source of objective report-
ing of Island news, but continues to educate, enrich and
entertain our family. We are always sending copies of
your publication to our outlander relatives that have yet
to discover the benefits of living here.
I frequently find myself in conversations with
others regarding a particular article or editorial and
the majority of those people refer to your paper as
the "Bystander." Personally, I have always referred
to it as the "Islander." In my opinion, your paper is
not a bystander to any event on the Island. It always
has been and, I hope will continue to be, a vital par-
ticipant in Island life.
Perhaps if you changed your masthead to highlight
"Islander" rather than "Bystander" people would refer
to the paper properly. After all, I honestly think you
have earned your right to be called an Islander.
Teddy Brandon, Bradenton


Why pave paradise?
By ordinance or resolution, our Holmes Beach city
officials and elected politicians want to take away our
beautiful park and build a fancy new city hall complex.
Mr. Courtney commented, "The new city hall
parking lot will be open from Flotilla to Marina
Drive." What about drainage?
Ms. Petruff said, "The city has the right to close
the street with proper notice." My home is on Flotilla,
right across from the park, and I haven't been notified.
I was told this property was given to the city for
a park. The open space, green grass and trees are beau-
tiful. To maintain the tranquil, peaceful nature of our
Island we have growth control. Doesn't growth con-
trol pertain to government?
Do we need a new city hall or new politicians? If
politicians want a big building and parking lots, per-
haps they should move to Washington, D.C.
Stephen L. Evans, Holmes Beach

'Flavors' is a favorite
This is an open letter to those who participated in
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce's "Fla-
vors of the Island" and to those who didn't.
I have been coming to Anna Maria Island for 27
years and "Flavors of the Island" has become some-
thing I plan to be here for. Not only is it a lot of fun, I
also get a chance to sample great food from restaurants
I haven't tried yet or to try something different from
one of my old favorites.
This year, my favorite dish was the white choco-
late bread pudding from the Buccaneer Inn. The beef
bourguignonne from Chez Andre was a close second.
I have a suggestion for participating restaurants. Keep
portion sizes small. I want to try everything! The Bucca-
neer, Shells and Rotten Ralph's had the perfect portions
and ticket requirements. Some dishes required six tickets
and the portions were very large. I'm less likely to choose
these because I know I'll be too full afterwards.
To the restaurants who weren't there, why not?
To the Manatee High School Jazz Band, you were the
icing on the cake. Also, thank you to the chamber for
sponsoring this great event. See you next year!
Lvnne Buehler, Ontario and Holnes Beach


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THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Part 15, The Drowsy Thirties
by June Alder


Beloved Island music teacher Kathleen Jones Donovan, daughter of Captain
John R. Jones, lived in this house near what is now Manatee County Beach until
her death in the 1950s. The lad on the steps is her nephew, Donovan Jones.


SMITH IS THE MAN


In Depression times the tight-knit
little community residing on Anna
Maria Island found arguing about
politics to be an enjoyable and cheap
form of entertainment.
Captain John R. Jones, the
Island's second homesteader, could
be counted on to keep things stirred
up. He settled in 1895 on what is now
the site of Anna Maria Elementary
School and St. Bernard Church.
Jones, an attorney, dashed off let-
ter after letter to area newspapers
supporting New York Governor Al
Smith in the 1928 Presidential elec-
tion. Often his letters were refuted in
print by feisty Annie Cobb, wife of
boat-builder Sam Cobb, who operated
his business just north of the Jones
place.
Annie's letters haven't been pre-
served for us, but the captain's
daughter Kathleen kept a scrapbook
of some of her father's sizzling mis-
sives.
Here is one of them, signed with
Jones's amusing nom de plume:

Letter to the Editor:
Smith Is the Man If the nomi-
nation of Governor Smith should be
blocked, it will not be because he is
called a "wet" or a "Tammany man."
This talk is mostly fog to hide the
real reason, which is, plainly and
squarely, his religious affiliations.
This opposition comes mostly
from the South. North, East and West
appear to have had a surfeit of reli-


Alfred E. Smith lost to Herbert
Hoover in the 1928 Presidential
election.


gious bigotry, but down here it in-
vaded a new field and must run its
course.
Many who hold up their hands in
holy horror over the violation of the
18th amendment are about to violate
the Constitution on one of its most es-
sential points, religious tolerance. To
vote for Governor Smith simply be-
cause he is a Catholic is a violation of
the law, and to vote against him on the
same ground amounts to the same
thing.
There is no use trying to reason
with men like Senators Hefflin and
Simmons. The former is now paid
from $150 to $250 a speech by a cer-
tain organization to denounce Smith
solely on religious grounds, and calls
upon all who have not "bowed the
knee to Baal" to rally 'round their
black flag.
Some churches have become little
better than political clubs, instructing
their people how to vote, etc. Indeed,
it has been well remarked that the
name of Jesus Christ is seldom heard,
except when a member going in or out
should happen to step on another
member's pet corn. Little does it mat-
ter to me politically what a man's re-
ligion may be, or whether he has any
at all, if he is honest, square, and a
good citizen.
If common sense prevails and Al
Smith should secure the nomination
there will be in my humble opinion a
Democratic landslide. Thousands of
Republicans will vote for him, and
party lines will not hold back a vast
number of voters.
On the other hand, nominate any-
one else and there will be such indig-
nation both within and outside of
Democratic ranks that the nominee
will be knifed, and for a long, long
time we will remain looking in at the
Republicans enjoying the feast of
"loaves and fishes." And then we can
sit around on boxes and benches and
growl.
P. Knuts
June 23, 1928, Tampa Times

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Civic association
meeting Tuesday
The annual meeting of the Bradenton Beach Civic
Association will be Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.

Fire volunteers to hold
boot drive Saturday
The Anna Maria Fire District volunteers will hold
a boot drive Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the inter-
sections of Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive and
Cortez Road and Gulf Drive. The money is to be used
for renovating the fire station in Bradenton Beach and
purchasing equipment.


Firefighter promoted
Brian Braun
has been promoted
from First Class
Firefighter to Se-
nior Firefighter
with the Anna
Maria Fire District. *- -
Braun has been a
fulltime firefighter
with the district for
three years. Prior to Braun
that time, he was a
district volunteer for three years.


Sign dedication by friends
Friends of the Island Branch Library held a dedication on Feb. 10 for the informational sign donated by the
non-profit support group to the library. Library Manager Sarah Bicknell, center, shared ribbon-cutting
honors with "Friends" Joe Vona and Mercedes Thornburg. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann







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On the waterfront of the Historic Fishing Village of Cortez
... from the Island, just cross the Cortez Bridge and turn right.
EntertaAiUnM3ent Saturday
Cortez Grand 01' Opry
Spare Partz Band
Anna Maria String Band
Sunshine Express Cloggers
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Diamond Creek Band
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at the Island Community Center
In coordination with a cultural study of Japan,
students in the after-school program at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center recently staged
their own five-event Olympic Games. All competi-
tors received a certificate of participation and an
awards ribbon. Proudly displaying their ribbons
are, clockwise from top, Trever Samelak, Georgia
Gibbons, Charlie Taylor, Leah Bryan, Tyler
Conway and Mark Krauss. Islander Photo: Cour-
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million.
Roy Peterson, retired Presbyterian minister from
Michigan, will head the fund drive. He will direct a
corps of volunteers and execute the professional advice
of the Ketchum money-raising organization.
The drive has a real incentive to get moving, he
noted "we have to match the $500,000 Weller be-
quest by the end of 1998, begin construction by the end
of 1999 and build on some city land," according to
conditions of the bequest.
The town has vacated Shell Street, which runs
through the center's north Longboat campus. The cen-
ter will put a new building on that property, acquire two
adjacent lots and their houses, renovate existing build-
ings and develop "a lot more parking," Peterson said.
"We have to start a very strong pledge drive in
March," he said, explaining that while "one-shot gifts"
are fine, three-year pledges seem to be more effective.
He is recruiting people for "one-on-one visitations."
Ketchum, a national consultancy based in Pitts-
burgh and Dallas, tells churches, colleges, hospitals and
other nonprofit entities how to raise money.
Director Peterson has a great deal of experience in
raising funds, he said "most ministers do." He was
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the group heads a drive to raise $2.5 million. From left are Ed Schmitt, Kent Planck, Phil Jennison, Chairman Roy
Peterson, Ed Sherman and Laurie Jones. Not present were Gerrie Aaron, Marge Canfield and Gene Dorsey.


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Old Timers Night is
Saturday dinner
"School Days" will be the theme of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society's annual dinner which
grew out of Old Timers Night, a popular event more
than 20 years ago.
The dinner, Remember When: Anna Maria Island,
will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
That first old timers reunion was a social at the
former Pete Reynard's restaurant for people who had
lived on the Island for many years. It grew so that only
the Center could hold the crowds, was interrupted for a
few years and then revived eight years ago by the then-
new historical society and renamed Remember When.
A play directed by Anna Maria Elementary
teacher Anne Kinnan will trace the history of the Is-
land school from a shack at mid-Island in 1900, to the
one-room school on Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria
City, to the present bayside location in Holmes Beach.
Orange Blossom Catering of St. Petersburg will
cater the event. There will not be a bar but guests are
welcome to bring their own beer or wine.
The play, music and other entertainment are
planned. People attending are invited to dress in styles
similar to those worn by early settlers. Further infor-
mation is available at 778-0492 or 778-1514.

Parking directions for
'Remember When' affair
Those holding tickets for the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society's "Remember When" dinner af-
fair at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, will be encour-
aged to park on the playing fields behind the Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., where the event
will be held. Members of the Manatee High School
Key Club will provide directions.
In case of rain, those attending should park in the
lots at the Anna Maria Post Office and City Hall.
Shuttle buses will provide transportation to the Cen-
ter. For more information, call the Historical Society
at 778-0492.

Guild poetry night Feb. 19
Coffee and poetry amidst the art will be offered dur-
ing "Third Thursday Poetry Night" at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 19, at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Guild members and the public are invited to bring
a poem and a.friend, or to just enjoy the spoken word.
For more information, call 778-7216.

Visionaires will have
program on blind
A program to "learn what you can do to improve
your daily activities using adaptive methods" will be
presented to the Visionaires at a meeting at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 24.
The meeting will.be at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A representative
of the ManaSota Lighthouse will present the program,
designed as hands-on help for the visually impaired.

'Snowbirds' welcomed
back at Thursday event
The second annual "'Welcome Back Snowbirds"
open house will be Thursday, Feb. 19, from 4:30 to 7
p.m. at the Whitney Beach Plaza, 6800 block of Gulf
of Mexico Drive.
The event is sponsored by the plaza and the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, whose head-
quarters are in the shopping plaza.
The open house will feature foods from various
restaurants including Cafe l'Europe, Cafe on the Bay,
Cedars, Chart House, Euphemia Haye, Harry's Con-
tinental Kitchen, Leverock's, Lynches Landing, Sea-
food Shack, Sports Page Bar & Grill, Buccaneer Inn,
Bijou Cafe, Isabelle's Eatery and Longboat Tavern.
Trinidudes steel guitar band will play, Longboat
Super Package and Video will serve beverages, other
plaza businesses will be open, and door prizes will be
drawn.
The event is open to residents, winter residents
and visitors, said the chamber. Further information is
available at 397-9515.


Civic association to
host forum Feb. 21
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will
hold a forum for candidates in the March 10 city
election at 11 a.m. on Feb. 21 at the Island Branch
Library. The public is welcome and written ques-
tions for candidates may be submitted prior to the
forum.
The association will hold a business meeting
and election of officers prior to the forum at 10:30
a.m.


Card exchange scheduled
Feb. 25 by chamber
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will participate in a business card exchange and recep-
tion Wednesday, Feb. 25, hosted by two businesses on
Longboat Key.
.The affair will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Longboat
Framing Gallerie and 2 Party Ladies Catering in the
Whitney Beach Plaza, 6830 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Fire districts to pursue
grant for rescue boat
The Anna Maria and West Side Fire Districts voted
to apply for grant funding to purchase and outfit a res-
cue boat.
Each district will apply for 50 percent of the
$100,000 needed for the boat from the West Coast In-
land Navigation District. West Side received a grant of
$24,000 from WCIND but has had difficulty securing
the remainder of the funding. If the districts receive the
$100,000, it will replace the $24,000 grant.
The boat and boat equipment is estimated at
$83,776, the medical equipment at $1,712, rescue
equipment at $644 and accessories at $15,280 for a
total of $101,412.

Count Basie band for
dinner dance
The Count Basie Orchestra will play for a dinner
dance for the public sponsored by the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce Monday, Feb. 23.
The dance will start at 6 p.m. at the Sarasota Yacht
Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., with a cash bar. It will
be the same Basie aggregation that has appeared in
concerts at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, said a
chamber spokesman.
Tickets at $50 per person are on sale at the cham-
ber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Further infor-
mation is available at 387-9519.


Spring Fling, Jazz Sunday
on Longboat
A busy .weekend is coming up at the Longboat
Island chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key.
Saturday, Feb. 21, the chapel will hold its annual
Spring Fling sale, with crafts, clothing and
housewares, plus specials for the day at the Lord's
Warehouse.
Next day will be Jazz Sunday featuring Hixon's
That Jazz Band. This annual event began in February
1994 when the late jazz pianist Mel Truit's widow
brought some fellow jazzmen in to play at his funeral
service in the chapel. They were invited back to play
for the entire congregation on what turned out to be the
first Jazz Sunday.
Musicians performing at this year's event will be
Al Hixon on drums. Charlie Prawdzik on piano, Mark
Neuenschwander on bass, Gary Deary on flugel horn
and trumpet, Tony Swain on saxophone and Jeff Lego
on trombone, with vocals by Dick Smolens.
They will play at both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. ser-
vices in the chapel.
Proceeds from the Spring Fling sale will be shared
with 30 local charities, focusing this year on the Edu-
cation Concerns for Hunger Organization, which de-
velops seeds for different climates and sends them to
missionaries and Peace Corps workers to help disad-
vantaged countries and areas in the U.S.
Further information may be obtained at 383-6491.






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J.W. Wilson Beckman
J. W. Wilson Beckman, 61, of Holmes Beach died
Feb. 9 in Holmes Beach.
He was born in Hammond, Ind., and came here
from Munster, Ind., 12 years ago. Co-owner of Calu-
met Harbor Lumber Co., in Chicago, he retired 12
years ago. He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul
the Apostles Catholic Church in Bradenton and of Phi
Gamma Delta fraternity.
Surviving are his wife, Carole B.; stepdaughter
Sharon Gigliotti of Baltimore, Md.; stepsons Daniel I.
and Carl C. Bramble of Wilmington, Del., and Kevin
C. Bramble of Santiago, Chile; sisters Gail B. Rudolph
of West Lafayette, Ind., and Barbara B. Cramer of Dal-
las; brother Fred H. Beckman of Munster; and three
grandchildren.
Memorial mass was at Saints Peter and Paul the
Apostles Church with the Rev. Anthony Pastucci offi-
ciating. Memorial contributions may be made to the H.
Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, attn. Foundation, 12902
Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612. Toale Brothers
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Jack L. Burge Sr.
Jack L. Burge Sr., 70, of Bradenton, died Feb. 13
in Blake Medical Center.
Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18,
at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 3904 Cortez Road,
Bradenton. A memorial service will follow at the fu-
neral home with Pastor Ron Jarvis officiating.
Born in Higginsport, Ohio, Mr. Burge came to
Manatee County in 1995 from Lexington, Ohio. He
was a retired supervisor of Mansfield Plating Co. in
Mansfield, Ohio. He was a member of Trinity Baptist
Church and former member of the Trimble Road Bap-
tist Church in Mansfield. He served in the U.S. Army
during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Eileene; a daughter,
Gloria Smith of Bradenton Beach; a son, Jack L. Jr. of
Bradenton; two sisters, Evelyn Gallaheg of Bradenton
and Jane Myers of Mansfield; six grandchildren; and
nine great-grandchildren.

Anthony Dama
Anthony Dama, 61, Bradenton, died Feb. 14 at
Blake Medical Center.
Requiem mass was conducted by Father Donald
Baier on Tuesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Holmes Beach. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Hospice of Bradenton, 3355
26th St. W., Bradenton.
He was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., and came
here from the Bronx in 1967. A member of St. Bernard
and of the National Guard, he was a builder and devel-
oper.
Survivors are his wife, Matilda, of Bradenton;
daughters Laura Baden and Lynn Nolan, both of
Bradenton; a sister, Virginia Ramazzotto of Franklin
Lake,N.J.; and his father, Patrick Rama of Bradenton.

Betty Kambs
Betty Kambs, 78, of Key Royale died Feb. 5 in
Elgin, Ill.
She and her husband moved to Anna Maria Is-
land when he retired from a lifetime career as a cam-
eraman for CBS in Chicago, covering professional
sports events among other news. He preceded her in
death nine years ago.
She and other women of Key Royale sewed pup-
pets to give to children hospitalized in Manatee
County's hospitals, and her brother, Anna Maria City
Mayor Chuck Shumard, said he has received memo-
rial cards from them.
Ms. Kambs was a teacher early in her life, but
left that to rear her son, John, who survives in Lake
in the Hills, Ill. Other survivors are three grandchil-
dren.
She requested that no funeral services be con-
ducted. Memorials may be in the form of contribu-
tions to the library fund of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, 519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, Fla.
34216.
Cremation will be in Illinois, and Ms. Kambs
had requested that her ashes be scattered in the Gulf
of Mexico at the same location as her husband's.


Robert A. Keyser
Robert A. Keyser, 88, of Holmes Beach died
Sunday.
Born July 7, 1909, in Boston, he graduated from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1933. A
retired manufacturer's representative in textiles, he
came here in 1976 from Port Clinton, Ohio.
Surviving are a daughter, Beryl J. Love of
Holmes Beach; sons Bruce D. of Edwardsville, Ill.,
William E. of Fremont, Calif., and Bruce H. of West
End, N.C.; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grand-
children.
Memorial services will be scheduled later. Me-
morials may be in the form of contributions to the
Parkinson Foundation, 3039 Goodwater St.,
Sarasota, Fla., 32434.

Wallace M. Warner
Wallace M. Warner, 78, of Anna Maria City,
died Feb. 9 in the Bay Pines Veterans Administra-
tion Medical Center.
Born in England, he came here from Woodbury,
N.J., in 1958. He was owner and operator of a hard-
ware store. He was a Marine Corps veteran of
World War II and a member of the Island Baptist
Church, Anna Maria.
Survivors are his wife, Doris; son Richard of
Houston, Texas; daughter Lynn Proudy of
Bradenton; brother Fergus of Mesa, Ariz.; and five
grandchildren.
No visitation or services were planned. E. James
Reese Funeral Home of Seminole was in charge of
arrangements.


Dorothy Whittaker proudly displayed her book.

Dorothy R. Whittaker
Dorothy Raymond Whittaker, 80, great-niece of
Island homesteader Sam Cobb and the author of
"Angels of the Swamp," a novel about life on Anna
Maria Island, died Feb. 14.
She was a longtime waitress at Anna Maria Is-
land and Longboat Key restaurants, notably for
Moore's Stone Crab on Longboat and the old Pete
Reynard's in Holmes Beach.
She often recalled among friends how her fa-
ther, Elmer "Sugarfoot" Raymond, bought a house-
boat so rundown it had to be towed to Holmes
Beach. There, he moored it at Sam Cobb's boatyard,
in the middle of what is now Holmes Beach, and the
family moved aboard. Dorothy ended up living in a
house just down the street from the old boat yard's
location.
She recounted the Island of old, with its pristine
beaches and bay, its prairies, its mangrove shore-
line, its abundant seafood. Its mosquitoes, its rattle-
snakes but she took them in stride as a child and
recalled them almost fondly for her novel.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 22, at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave.. Anna Maria City, by the
Rev. Wayne Kirk.
She was born in Bridgeton, N.J., and came here
in 1920.
Surviving are her husband, Charles R.
Whittaker of Holmes Beach; a daughter, Shirley
Jones of Sarasota; three grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is
in charge of arrangements.


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Rep. Ogles to speak
on key Feb. 26
State Rep. Mark Ogles will be the guest speaker at
a luncheon held by the Republican Club of Longboat
Key at noon Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Holiday Inn
Holidome, 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Luncheon tickets will be $12 per person. A cash bar
will open at 11:30 a.m.
Ogles, who represents portions of Manatee,
Sarasota and Hillsborough counties, is in his second
term. He is chairman of the Business Regulation and
Consumer Services Committee and a member of the
Finance and Taxation, Government Rules and Regula-
tions and Crime and Punishment committees. He was
voted 1995 Environmental Legislator of the Year by
Manasota 88.
For reservations, call Ken McCall at 383-5491 or
Ralph Hunter at 383-4066.
Free 'Jazz at Noon' on
Longboat Feb. 20
The Jazz Club of Sarasota will present Jerry Jerome
and his Cat'n'Jammers in a free outdoor concert from
noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Bayfront Park Rec-
reation Center, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Audience members should provide their own chairs.
Tenor saxophonist Jerome, a longtime radio and tele-
vision studio musician, performed with Glenn Miller and
Red Norvo before joining Benny Goodman's band. He
will be'joined by Bob Haggart on bass, drummer Jeff
Hamilton, keyboard artist Charlie Prawdzik, trumpeter
Werner Lutz and Chris Clifton on trombone.
"Jazz at Noon" concerts are among 100 annual
events put on by the 18-year-old local Jazz Club, which
boasts of more than 2,500 members. Its activities cul-
minate annually with Jazz Festival Week which is com-
ing up from March 22 through 28. For more informa-
tion, call the Jazz Club at 366-1552.
Sierra Club hike Saturday
The Manatee County Sierra Club will take a seven-
mile hike around the loop trail in Little Manatee River
State Park starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Further
information is available from Deb Otto at 747-7080 or
Tom Hay at 746-6667.


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celebrating the opening of their contribution to the February art show at Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. All 22 of the Monday Painters have works in the exhibition. The group paints from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday, with time out for lunch. Islander photo: Edna Tiemann


Domino winners
First place winner in the Feb. 11 Anna Maria Island
Domino Tournament at the Rod and Reel Pier was
Mariam Hatch of White Lake, Mich. and vacationing
on Anna Maria. Runner-up was Marcia Neumayer of
Holmes Beach.
The pier sponsors the event every Wednesday at 5
p.m. All are welcome.
Island churches in
ecumenical service
All of the seven churches on Anna Maria Island
will participate in the annual ecumenical service
Sunday, Feb. 22, the All Island Denominations has


announced.
The service will be at 4 p.m. at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Rev. Wayne Kirk of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church will deliver the message, and other Is-
land pastors and members of various church choirs
will take part.
The offering has been designated for the Frank
Hutchinson Scholarship Fund sponsored by All Is-
land Denominations.
The organization stated, "This once-a-year ser-
vice enables the various denominations an opportu-
nity to celebrate a Christian heritage."


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 18, 1998 0 PAGE 13 i[]

You can blame your crumbling


seawall on El Nino, too


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Heavy rains and strong winds over the past weeks
brought misery to some waterside home owners and
business to the people who rebuild seawalls and docks.
El Nifio is being blamed for twisting the season so
that the March storms arrived weeks early and show
little sign of abating.
Jim Taylor of Taylor-Made Marine Construction
Co., Holmes Beach, said he is usually busy and now is
unusually busy.
"That first big rain in January, I got a'lot of calls
to fix seawalls," he said. "I thought for awhile it was
1992 all over again, when we got 20 inches of rain in
two days that June and everything went crazy. But it
isn't nearly that bad this year."
Jim Annis of James Annis Waterfront Contractors,
Holmes Beach, said seawalls have fallen in where rains
eroded land from around them, and some docks were
damaged.
Low tides and heavy rains combined to do most of
the seawall damage, said Chuck Potter of Westcoat
Seawall, Dock and Boat Lift Inc.
Taylor agreed. "Normally outward pressure on a
Islander Illustration: Courtesy Tom Cross


LONGBOAT KEY

ART CENTER


1998 LECTURE SERIES
Chairpersons, Joan Partridge and Matsie Yost
Reservations preferred

JERRY McCLISH March 5 7:30 p.m.
"HOW HAS ART AND THE LIFE OF AN ARTIST
CHANGED IN THE 20TH CENTURY?"
As we approach the next millennium in 2001, Jerry
McClish will discuss how the definition or art itself has
changed and how abstract art is probably the most
dominate factor in many paintings. "The mediums used
in art are now widely varied with revered oils now be-
ing soluble in water," McClish said.
"We even have computer art which I am loath to un-
derstand when compared to the hand work of an artist
using a brush or other implement to transfer thoughts to
a flat surface," McClish said.

KEVIN DEAN April 2 7:30 p.m.
"RECENT ART CONTROVERSIES."
Kevin Dean, Director of the Selby Gallery for the
John Ringling School of Art and Design, will discuss in
his slide lecture the recent art controversies like the de-
struction of Richard Serra's "Tilted Arc" and Jeff
Koon's copyright legal battle and its implications. Dean
will share his thoughts, on the attack on Mapplethorpe
and the National Endowment for the Arts, censorship is-
sues, including circumstances resulting in the confisca-
tion of art work and jail time for the artists.


seawall from soil and the opposing pressure from the
sea water is equal enough to make the wall stable. But
in a heavy rain, the soil becomes saturated and puts
massive pressure on the seawall, and at low tide there
is no pressure from the water side.
"The tide comes in and pushes at the seawall, then
it goes out and the dirt pushes from the back. This ac-
tion can crack the wall, usually at the bottom where you
can't see it because of growth and silt.
"These walls are mostly 35 to 40 years old, you
know, of concrete only some 3 1/2 inches thick. Their
iron tie-backs are rusting through.
"Altogether, with weather like we're having, walls
collapse."
Docks, too, are damaged by storms such as the
current series, though they fall to different strains.
Anna Maria Island's bayside installations were
battered heavily by heavy seas. As Taylor put it,
"Those north and east winds were strong, and they
banged into the waterway and churned up waves we
just aren't used to on the bay.
"The waves loosen the boards of a dock, then the
tide surges above the dock surface and it wants to float.
In a lot of cases, it does."


Medicinal herbs discussed
for Island Garden Club
during Thursday talk
Herbalist Clair Stiler will speak on the topic
"The Medicinal Use of Herbs" before the Island
Garden Club when it meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
19, at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The meeting is open to the public.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-2424.


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SEVENTH ANNUAL TOWN
OF LONGBOAT KEY EXHIBIT
(ALL MEDIA) Feb. 19 March 21, 1998
SPONSOR: TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY
RECEIVING: Mon., Feb. 9, Tues., Feb. 10, 10 to 4
ENTRY FEES: Per entry, Member, $10; Non-member, $15
(Limit two per artist)
AWARDS: $2,500: Commissioners' Award, $1,000
Ist, $400; 2nd, $300; 3rd, $200
Four Equal, $100 each
The Longboat Key Award
( Scene of Longboat Key), $200
JURY: Tues., Feb. 17, 3-Dimensional, Sherry Hill;
Painting, Joe Lacasano
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 20, 5 to 7 p.m.
Sponsored by: Michael Corbino, Corbino Galleries
PICK-UP: Mon., March 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
THE STUDENT EXHIBIT March 26 April 11, 1998
RECEIVING: Mon., March 23, Tues., March 24, 10 to 4
ENTRY: One entry per student, per instructor
AWARDS: Best of Show: Coronal
Menninger Memorial Award
1st, 2nd, 3rd and H.M. ribbons in all categories
JURY: Wed., March 25, 3-Dimensional, Allyn Gallup;
Painting, Don Roll
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 27, 5 to 7 p.m.
PICK-UP: Mon., April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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INVITATIONAL EXHIBIT
April 17 May 7, 1998
RECEIVING: Tues., April 14, Wed., April 15, 10 to 4
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Holmes Beach to change size of

parking spaces
The Holmes Beach Commission last week parking for their square footage. The change will
directed its city attorney to draft a change to the give relief to both.
city's land development code reducing the size The current size of parking spaces in the city
of parking spaces. is 10 by 20 feet.
The change was precipitated by problems The change will reduce the size to 9 by 19
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Gulf, Bay circulation problems pose challenge


By Paul Roat
Scientists have discovered a vast area of the Gulf
of Mexico that is essentially dead. No fish. No marine
plants. No crustaceans. No life.
Researchers a wary bunch at best have in-
dicated that the Mississippi River may be partly to
blame for the lack of life in an area that can stretch
more than 7,000 square miles in the northern Gulf
near the Louisiana cost. Excessive nutrients carried
from land by stormwater runoff flow into the river
and end up in the Gulf. The principal nutrient, nitro-
gen from fertilizer, causes an explosion of algae that
eventually, as it dies, sucks all the oxygen from the
Gulf and, without oxygen, marine life either flees or
perishes.
And, although not as "dead" and nowhere near as
extensive as the zone in the Gulf, Sarasota Bay too has
its own "null zone."

Gulf problems
Dr. Robert H. Gore, in his book "The Gulf of
Mexico," describes the process as eutrophication, or a
form of aging.
"Eutrophication is often seen in enclosed water
bodies in which excess nutrient input is prevented from
being flushed through the system," Gore writes.
"Plants undergo rapid populational increases. This
begins a slow but inexorable cycle of massive growth,
death,decomposition and deoxygenization as a conse-
quence of decay that eventually leads to deterioration
of the water quality."
Lack of oxygen in water is called hypoxia. In the
Gulf, especially during the summer, lots and lots of
nitrogen enters the water from the Mississippi River.
The nutrients are the basis for algae, microscopic or-
ganisms that thrive on nitrogen. The tiny plants go into
a feeding frenzy on the nutrients, multiplying until the
Gulf is a veritable soup of algae.
The problem is that algae don't live long, and as


they die they drift to the bottom. As they decompose,
oxygen is depleted in the process. What was once
alive dies, and takes the oxygen in the water with it.
To compound the problem, the action is stratified
- layers of heavier, saltier water are at the bottom of
the Gulf, while lighter, more fresh water from the river
flows along the top of the water. The lighter water acts
as a barrier to the deeper water, keeping the oxygen
from the air from flowing down.
And without oxygen, things die or move on.
Scientists have been able to study sediments in the
Gulf and have traced rises in nitrogen levels for the past
200 years. They have found that a sharp rise in nitro-
gen levels has taken place since the 1950s. It has been
since the 1950s that massive fertilizer use began in the
midwest farms.
Fertilizer is not the only problem, though. The Mis-
sissippi River drains 31 states 41 percent of the land


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mass in the continental United States and many of
those states dump their sewage in various stages of
treatment into the river. Sewage is also a major source
of nitrogen.
Midwestern floods in 1993 caused a huge "pulse"
of water to enter into the Gulf, carrying hundreds of
tons of nitrogen with it. The size of the dead zone ex-
panded, and hasn't really diminished since due to con-
tinued rainy weather there.
Six groups of researchers are studying the dead
zone in the Gulf this year, the Year of the Ocean, in
hope of coming up with a way to turn the once-pro-
ductive area back into an area of life. One possible
solution is to develop wetland areas along the banks
of the Mississippi to capture fertilizer runoff before
it enters the river in a process similar to placing
plants at stormwater retention ponds to absorb excess
nutrients.

Sarasota Bay problems
Scientists working with the Sarasota Bay Na-
tional Estuary Program have created a three-dimen-
sional model of the bay to assess the trends in circu-
lation. Dr. Y. Peter Sheng, a professor at the Univer-
sity of Florida, found that water in Sarasota Bay ex-
changes through tidal action and, to a lesser degree,
wind-driven waves.
Near inlets, such as Longboat Pass, the current
flows in and out with the tides. Circulation is very
good. With the flushing of water from the bay and
the generally clearer water in the Gulf, more marine
growth flourishes near the passes than elsewhere in
the bays.
However, there are some areas within the
Sarasota Bay region that are not greatly affected by
tidal currents from the passes. Those "null zones" are
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CIRCULATION, FROM PAGE 14
proper and in Little Sarasota Bay near the former
Midnight Pass.
The worst of the three null zones is in Palma
Sola Bay. Sheng determined that only 31 percent of
the water is flushed every 10 days, and a total ex-
change of water takes place once every 28 days.
Almost as bad is mid-Sarasota Bay in an area
from Buttonwood Harbor on Longboat Key to
Bowlees Creek on the mainland just north of the
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. A total of
32 percent of the water there is flushed every 10
days.
As a point of comparison, 81 percent of the wa-
ter in Anna Maria Sound is flushed in 10 days.
Sheng also discovered that Anna Maria Sound
has a lower level of salinity than would be expected,
concluding that water from the Manatee River is
entering the Sarasota Bay system through the Sound.
And, as with the Mississippi River carrying nutrients
into the northern Gulf, the Manatee River carries its
own nutrients into Anna Maria Sound and Sarasota
Bay.
With nitrogen from landscape fertilizers flowing
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li PAGE 16 E FEBRUARY 18, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Island/Cortez artist busy busy busy
By Jim Hanson -------P
Islander Correspondent
"Of course it all has to happen at the same time,"
said artist Anne C. Abgott. "I'm so busy I hardly know
what I'm doing."
What she's doing is what artists want most to do:,
Paint pictures and share them with others.
Her works are being exhibited in four area art
shows. She is teaching wa-
tercolors at Longboat Key
Art Center. She is fresh :
back from winning "best of
show" at the Florida
Suncoast Watercolor Soci-
ety exhibit in Venice. ..
Abgott has been liv- i
ing two-thirds of the year in
the Martinique in Holmes'
Abgott Beach for 15 years, and the
other one-third of each year
she and her late husband lived in New York. A year ago
she moved to Cortez.
During February, Abgott:
Is featured, as she has been for the last three
February, in the exhibit at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
This watercolor is among many being shown in exhibits around the area by artist Anne Abgot
PLEASE SEE ABGOTT, NEXT PAGE Like It Hot," it is in the Art League of Manatee County show at 209 9th St. W., Bradenton.

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ABGOTT, FROM PAGE 16
Has works on exhibit in the
Women's Show at All Angels Episco-
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Longboat Key.
Has still other works being shown
at the Art League of Manatee County
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Is an "invited artist," invited to
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Key Yacht Club as the showplace for
objects of art that may be bought at the
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jij PAGE 18 M FEBRUARY 18, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Guns and dominoes
Not guns and roses. Not rock and
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It seems Sarasota's police depart-
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but any plan that would bring more than
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Just 'fur' fun
Animal rights activists, People for
the Ethical Treatment of Animals, con-
tacted us once to admonish the newspa-
per for publishing a picture of a lucky
local Islander, Pat Mowry, preparing a
lobster dinner, smirking and dangling
his lobster over a boiling pot of water.
You gotta cook 'em some how,
right?
Vegetarian preferences aside, we
meat eaters can be gruesome bunch.
But the shoe's on the other foot this
week.
PETA has an attitude that rubs more
than a few folks the wrong way. In Vir-
ginia Beach, for example, where PETA
is based, a billboard shows beach babe
lifeguard Pamela Anderson of
Baywatch TV fame, nude to the waist
peering back over her bare shoulder.
The billboard's message is,
"Give fur the cold shoulder."
Yes, it is an anti-fur message. The
problem is, it is a sexist anti-fur mes-
sage.
For fur or against fur isn't up for
debate here but flaunting a sexy nude
image to sell your idea is wrong in my
book.
And please don't send me any auto
parts calendars.
In case you haven't noticed, we do
not partake of the old practice of former
Island newspapers in publishing weekly
photos of "beach bunnies." Those pa-
pers have gone by the wayside and so
has the swimsuit-clad, shoulder-thrust
image of young women.
As a matter of fact, more than five
years ago, when The Islander Bystander
came into being, we struck up a deal
with Anna Maria Elementary School


Principal Jim Kronus for distribution of
the paper to all the students weekly.
Kronus gave us a few criteria to
meet including "No beach bunnies, no
personal ads and no 900/976 toll num-
bers in ads."
No problem we said. Never had
them, never will.
But back to the fur debate. Several
Islanders, myself included, were guests
of Pat Geyer a couple of weeks ago at a
fundraiser for Hospice. Geyer, a Holmes
Beach city commissioner and propri-
etress of Duffy's Tavern, was a partici-
pant in the event, dubbed Carnivale. She
was a queen candidate and although her
dollar votes didn't tally high enough to
win the crown, the money was for a
good cause and her loss was not the big-
gest disappointment of the evening.
We arrived for the event through
iron gates at the South Florida Museum
and Parker Manatee Aquarium on one of
the coldest nights of the year, Feb. 7,
only to discover the dinner and dance
were in the courtyard. Outdoors! We
shivered and gazed over the buffet and
decorations.
Dressed in much finery, the Island-
ers among the crowd of 300 or more
were sadly lacking outer wear. We were
freezing. No amount of free beads or red
wine could warm us. We hovered in a
corner out of the breeze until we were
forced to our table at the open-ended
corner of a tent. The hostess estimated
the temperature was 48 to 52 degrees.
The smarter Bradenton attendees
were wearing fur. Long, warm, cuddly
fur. We were sorry all evening we
hadn't known ahead the event was out-
doors, and constantly reminded of the
cold while warmer patrons danced away
to the sounds of the Gumbo Boogie
Band.
Not that we had furs stashed at home,
but it was enough to make us all wish for
a fur coat and a warm shoulder.


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 7, petty theft, credit card fraud, 6500 block
of Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. The victim
said he left his wallet in a pay phone and when he re-
turned it was missing. He was later contacted by a
deputy of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Depart-
ment who had a suspect in custody for fraudulently
using the victim's credit cards.
Feb. 11, criminal mischief, 100 South Bay
Blvd. The victim reported a person unknown broke
the passenger door lock on his vehicle but did not
gain entry.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 4, lost property a cellular phone valued
at $150, 2400 block of Avenue C.
Feb. 7, possession of cocaine with intent to sell,
possession of marijuana with intent to sell, posses-
sion of paraphernalia, DWLS, attached tag not as-
signed, 100 block of Ninth Street North. While con-
ducting a traffic stop the officer observed the driver,
Christopher B. Lynch, 24, of Bradenton, leaning for-
ward and putting something under the driver's seat
and ordered Lynch to stop.
When asked for his driver's license and registra-
tion, Lynch could not provide his registration. The
officer recognized Lynch's name as having warrants
from the Manatee and Sarasota County Sheriff's Of-
fices and placed him in custody. A check showed
warrants for possession of marijuana and parapher-


nalia and violation of parole for DUI, as well as a
suspended driver's license.
The officer who searched Lynch said he found a
bag of cocaine in one pocket, a bag of marijuana in
another pocket and $150 in cash. The officer also
said he found two large bags of marijuana, a box of
sandwich bags, a pack of rolling papers and a scale
under the seat.
Feb. 8, criminal mischief, 2400 block of Av-
enue B. The complainant reported an unknown per-
son spraypainted the door bell button, causing it to
short out and catch fire. Evidence also showed an
attempt to gain entry to a storeroom.
Feb. 8, reckless driving, DWLS, no registra-
tion, 100 block of Bridge Street. The officer on foot
patrol observed the subject operating a motorized
skateboard in and out of traffic in a reckless manner.
The subject nearly struck several vehicles, then left
the road and traveled on the sidewalk, forcing pedes-
trians onto the road to avoid being struck, according
to the officer's report.
The officer blocked the subject's path and forced
him to exit the skateboard. The officer advised the
subject that he could not operate the skateboard on
the road without registering it. When the officer
asked for the subject's driver's license, he became
argumentative.
A check showed the subject's driver's license
was suspended and he had a warrant from the Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office for a personal watercraft
violation. When the officer attempted to place the
subject in custody, he resisted before being hand-
cuffed.
Feb. 9, DUI, DWLS, 12100 block of Cortez


Road. The officer observed a vehicle driven by Jen-
nifer R. Nacu, 26, of Holmes Beach, in the ditch and
stopped to assist. According to the report, Nacu exited
the vehicle and fell to her knees twice while ap-
proaching him. He administered field performance
tests and placed Nacu in custody. He contacted
Nacu's mother to take custody of her 5-year-old
child, who was also in the vehicle.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 5, assist Manatee County Sheriff's Office,
403 Cortez Road, Blockbuster Video. The off-duty
officer was in the store and observed a disturbance
involving retail theft. He detained the suspect until
a deputy arrived.
Feb. 6, theft, 5800 block of Marina Drive. The
victim reported that while manning a booth at a flea
market on Feb. 19, a subject took a depth sounder
valued at $325 without paying for it.
Feb. 6, found property a bicycle, 100 block
of White.
Feb. 6, theft of a bicycle valued at $360, 3600
block of East Bay Drive.
Feb. 7, warrant, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry
Dock. The officer responded in reference to a fight
and found one subject had a warrant from the Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office for forgery and DWLS.
He was placed in custody.
Feb. 7, suspicious, 100 block of White. The
complainant reported an unknown person damaged
two mailboxes.
Feb. 7, traffic, 7800 block of Gulf Drive. The
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 20
subject was stopped for unlawful speed and the of-
ficer found his driver's license was expired and sus-
pended. The officer issued a summons.
Feb. 7, DWLS, 3000 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer on patrol stopped a vehicle with an expired
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Feb. 7, alcohol, 5900 block of Marina Drive.
The officer observed the subject riding a bicycle and
carrying a six-pack of beer. When he stopped the
subject and checked his identification, he found the
subject was underage. He issued a notice to appear
and confiscated the beer.
Feb. 7, theft of an automobile, 3600 block of
Sixth Avenue. The complainant reported the suspect
had a company truck and did not report to work. The
complainant said the suspect's roommate called him
and said the suspect left in the vehicle with all of his
belongings. A capias request was issued. On Feb. 10
the complainant said the suspect called him and said
he would return the truck.
Feb. 8, drunk, 2900 block of Gulf Drive. EMS
employees advised the police officer they-were fol-
lowing a drunk driver and got him to pull over. The
officer found the driver had been drinking and also
had a suspended license. He allowed the passenger,
who had not been drinking and had a valid license,
to drive the vehicle.
Feb. 8, burglary, 600 block of Ambassador
Lane. The victim reported an unknown person en-
tered a garage and removed fishing equipment val-
ued at $900.
Feb. 8, theft of two lawn chairs valued at $200
from a boat dock, 500 block of Key Royale Drive.
Feb. 8, assist Manatee County Sheriff's Office,
5325 Marina Drive, Marina Bay restaurant. The of-
ficer recovered a stolen bicycle and returned it to the
owner.
Feb. 9, burglary, 100 block of 28th Street on
the beach. The victim reported the suspect entered
his truck and removed $60.


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Anna Maria public works employees made the Crescent Street bridge the newest recipient of stop signs this
week and just as quickly removed them after bridge-area residents "reasoned" with Mayor Chuck
Shumard. Crescent became the "detour of choice" for north end residents when stop signs were placed on the
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Beach Inn. The victim reported that when he re-
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entered, rifled through his knapsack and removed
$500 in cash.
Feb. 11, noise, 3400 block of Sixth Avenue.
The officer responded in reference to a barking dog
and found the owners were not home. He advised the
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owners.
Feb. 11, domestic, 4900 block of Gulf Drive.
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Island Sports

The week
that was...
By Kevin P. Cassidy


Championship basketball!
H.E. Inc. 9, Beach Bistro 8 H.E. Inc. took a
hard-fought decision over Beach Bistro to clinch the
Division III basketball championship Wednesday night
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The game went back and forth until Dylan-Cutler
,Frank hit a basket in the fourth quarter that put H.E.
Inc. in the lead to stay to complete the come-from-be-
hind victory.
Tyler Schneer and Mikie Schweitzer each made a
free throw to match Frank's lone basket of the first
quarter before Bistro rallied to take a 3-2 halftime lead
on Nick Sato's free throw.
The third quarter saw Sato and Schweitzer ex-
change baskets to keep Bistro in the lead by a 5-4 score
before Frank's fourth-quarter heroics, which completed
an undefeated season for H.E. Inc.
Island Real Estate Sonics 20, Air & Energy
Raptors 6 Greg Lowman and Shawn Koerber com-
bined to score 14 first-half points to stake the Sonics to
a 14-2 lead before holding on for the victory in the
Division II championship game and complete an unde-
feated Sonic season.
Lowman finished with a game-high 10 points
while Koerber added 8 points. Chad Richardson scored
the only basket of the first half while Nathan Miller
scored 4 points in the second half as he tried to rally the
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the Celtics with 21 points while Alex Miller, Caitlyn
Cosgrove and Taylor Manning each scored a basket.

All-star basketball
White 22, Blue 18 Greg Lowman and Kyle
Schweitzer led the Division II basketball White all-
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Lowman broke open in the fourth quarter, scoring 6 of
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White Team 54, Blue Team 29
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Blue Team: Ben Sato, Aaron Lowman, Brandon
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White Team 22, Blue Team 18.
White Team: Kyle Schweitzer, Greg Lowman, Sam
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Jeff Lonzo out-paced two men on to win the ball. Rich Bell poked the ball ahead of the Lazer racers.
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bring the Blues to within 1 point before Lowman took
control.
Lowman's 11 points led all scorers while
Schweitzer and Courtney Taylor added 6 and 3 points
respectively for the winning White team. Parker fin-
ished with 10 points to pace Blue scoring efforts, while
Mike Wallen added a three-pointer.
White 54, Blue 29 The Division I Blue all-stars
used a familiar formula of Jim Sebastiano inside and
Preston Copeland outside to rout the Blue all-stars by
25 points. Sebastiano finished with 22 points to lead all
scorers while Copeland added 15.
Ben Sato and Joey Mousseau paced the Blue team
with 10 an'd 9 points while Tyler Krauss chipped in
with 6 points.

IFC soccer action
The Island Football Club's Division I adult team
needed a victory to finish regular-season play with a
winning record and they got it. IFC came away with a
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The win, which wasn't as easy as the score might
indicate, gives the Islanders a season record of 5-4-7 to
finish with 22 points, putting the Islanders in fourth
place in the division.
The Lazers showed up with only seven players and
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IFC honest throughout the early stages of the first half.
That was before Augusto Solano poked home a de-
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The goal was a result of some nice passing through
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The Islanders extended their lead in the 55th
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who finished for a 2-0 lead and some breathing room.
Ten minutes later, goalie Lance Bieker's booming
punt was chased down by Bugna. Bugna took his man
on before spotting Nick LeDuc all alone in the penalty
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Bugna figured in the scoring again in the 71st
minute when he received a pass from Bell at the top
edge of the penalty box. Bugna saw Smith trailing on
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The last 10 minutes of the game was target prac-
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him a shot on goal to no avail. The move gave the Is-
landers many scoring chances.
Bugna beat his man down the wing and crossed the
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 23
ball into the area but a Lazer defender deflected it out
to a waiting Rich Chichester, who hammered the ball
just over the goal.
Jeff Lonzo finished the scoring when he took a
pass from Bell at the top of the box to notch one, mak-
ing the final score 5-0.
IFC is back in action on Saturday, Feb. 21, in an
exhibition game against the Manasota All-stars at
Hawkins Stadium at Manatee High School. The IFC
game precedes the Tampa Bay Mutiny versus New
York/New Jersey Metro Stars match. The action gets
started at 3 p.m. so come on out and root for the locals.
The IFC adult's cup season starts March 1 with an
opening match against a yet-unknown league oppo-
Snent. The game will be played at a neutral site and will
be announced next week.

Youth soccer finale
Island Football Club's youth teams played their
last games of the season on Feb. 14 and 15 with the U-
14s advancing to the West Coast Cup finals on the
strength of a 5-0 shut-out win over Sarasota 442.
The finals ended in a 2-2'tie at the end of regula-
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 24
game and cup championship. He cited an IFC player
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End of season basketball standings


Premier League (14-16 years old)
Island Chiropractic Center 5-3
Bradenton Family Chiropractic 4-4
Westbay Athletic Club 3-5
(Championship game in next week's Islander.)

Division I (11-13 years old)
Cafe on the Beach 10-2 Champs
A Paradise Realty 9-2
Econo Lodge 5-6
Jessie's Island Store 3-7
Sign of the Mermaid 3-7
Hair Motions 2-8


Division II (8-10
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years old)
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scored a game-tying goal only to have the official dis-
allow it on a "cherry picking" infraction.
The problem with the ref's call is that there is no
offsides in under-8 soccer, so team members and fans
were visibly upset with the official's call.
The U-12s suffered a 2-0 loss to Englewood on
Saturday despite a stellar game in goal by Max Gazzo
and some outstanding play by Peter Dowling, Skyler
Purcell and Michael Wallen.
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Playoffs, championship games
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Feb. 10, Cafe on the Beach 48, Econo Lodge 30
Feb 11, Cafe on the Beach 54, A Paradise Realty 27
Division II
Feb. 10, Air & Energy 21, Bryant's Recycled
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Feb. 11, Island Real Estate 20, Air & Energy 6
Division III
Feb. 10, Beach Bistro 13, Papa John's Pizza 3
Feb. 11, H.E. Inc. 9, Beach Bistro 9


Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at Marina Bay restaurant, Holmes
Beach. Trophies will be awarded for most valuable
player, coach's award and for season championship.
Thanks to all who helped make this an outstanding
first season for IFC youth soccer. As organizers, the
IFC adults are looking forward to a great second year
with even greater youth participation and the pos-
sibility of a home field in Holmes Beach.
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Winter Olympic Games: a very distant event


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
This winter's Olympic games are far, far away. Or
at least that's how they feel to this old bobsledder.
Sure, Japan is half a world away, and little more
than a fantasy to most of us. Public baths, Shinto
temples and warm sake aren't really part of our lives,
so unless we've actually visited there, the culture is
distant and hard to imagine.
At the same time television, in its attempt to offer
even more dumbed-down programming and coverage
of the games in Japan this year, specializes in "tragic
stories" involving nearly every event. Athletes with
,bum legs, bum luck and bum lives.
When I asked a friend who works in television why
these bum stories seemed more important than cover-
age of the competition, he answered that the networks
"discovered that soap opera stories sell more sneakers
than real competition." Oh boy.
In addition, this winter's Olympic coverage seems
to include endless snowboarding and, of all the weird
things, women's hockey. Now there's a sport that's
about as interesting to me as women's boxing. But I
suppose that's my Old Grumpiness showing.
Sure, they've had snow troubles resulting in sched-
uling problems with the skiing events. But must they
fill in the time with snowboarding? In case you haven't
noticed, that's the event where most of the commentary
is filled with somebody endlessly repeating "Fer sure."
As in "Fer sure that's a fer sure move, and he'll end up
on the podium fer sure."
It's.pretty funny until you get tired of it.
In case you haven't guessed, I want to see more
bobsledding. They had the two-man finals on Sunday
and devoted less than 10 minutes to it. Snowboarding
seemed to go on for hours.
Nonetheless, I was stunned by the bobsleds and
bobsledders competing in Japan. The course looked
interesting, too.
All my experience with bobsledding came at Lake
Placid in upstate New York. That was during a time
when I was working in public relations for General
Electric Company.


(Author Kurt Vonnegut, who also worked as a PR
type for GE a few years before, has since written that
if there really is a benevolent God, those years at GE
won't count against you.)
Trying to keep my sanity at the time, I discovered
bobsledding at Lake Placid and ended up driving a two-
man sled in local competition. It was rough, scary and
a lot of fun.
This Sunday we were reminded that one of America's
best two-man bobsled drivers these days is from Naples,
Fla., and is a former Florida State football player. He drove
a wonderful run, but was quickly overshadowed by a
German team that drove even better.
Time differences in bobsled finishes these days are
measured in a couple of hundredths of a second at the
end of slightly less than one mile. I used to celebrate
just getting down the run without crashing or being
killed.
It seemed to me that bobsledders died with some
regularity on the old Mt. Von Hovenberg run in Lake
Placid.
Today's sleds look like something from Star Wars,
and seem to be as sophisticated as your average For-


Interested in helping restore Sarasota Bay and
don't mind getting your hands dirty? Longboat
Key's Joan M. Durante Park will be the place for
you Saturday, then, for a community planting
party.
Running from 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will
help restore wetland habitats to the park at 5550
Gulf of Mexico Drive. Be sure to bring sunscreen,
gloves, shoes that can get wet and gardening tools
or shovels if possible.
The project is one of a number of such habi-
tat restoration projects throughout the Sarasota
Bay area. Wetlands and mangroves bordering the


mula One car. Which is to say, extremely sophisticated.
These days the U.S. is seldom a power in bobsled-
ding, and that's probably one of the reasons our tele-
vision coverage of it is so thin. There's even less cov-
erage of some of the other "minor" sports in the Win-
ter Games.
I never realized snowboarding was not a "minor"
sport, but since this is the first year for snowboarding
as an Olympic sport, it is obviously playing popular
with TV.
So instead of coverage of a real life-or-death sport
like bobsledding, we're "fer sure" treated to lots of "fer
sure" snowboarding. And lest I forget, women's
hockey.
Flaky, I say.

Remember Cortez
Remember the Cortez Fishing Festival this week-
end. There will be good food, good entertainment and
good times. Running Saturday and Sunday, the event
is a "must" for locals, and visitors who stop by are al-
ways glad they did so.
See you next week.


bays provide food and shelter to bay life, filter
pollutants that enter the bay from the land and help
protect the shore from erosion. The planting project
will help restore the wetland fringe along Sarasota
Bay that has been lost to development during the
past 50 years.
The event is sponsored by the town of
Longboat Key, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service,
the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program.
For more information, call Jaime Doubek at
359-5841 or Steve Schield at 316-1959.


Park planting planned Saturday

on Longboat Key


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Sheepshead angling peaking right now


Anyone looking to catch a mess of sheepshead should
head for the area's docks or piers right now. The striped
"convict fish" are peaking in size and numbers right now.
Other backwater action includes trout, redfish and some
snook, although linesider action is still slow. Offshore fish-
ing has been hampered by the weather, but there are still
good reports of snapper and grouper.
Anglers at the Rod and Reel Pier report slow ac-
tion due to weather but have still been able to catch a
few sheepshead, flounder and a lone redfish.
Anna Maria City Pier reports include a couple
snook, sheepshead and sting rays.
Fishers on the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet boats
report bringing back 850 head of rudderfish, Key West
grunts, triggerfish, mangrove snapper, red grouper,
lane snapper, black grouper and a bonita.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II had a fairly decent week weathier-wise and
was able to catch trout to 23 inches, five-pound sheep-
shead and mangrove snapper to 14 inches in length. He
also is bringing in flounder, bluefish and an almost-
keeper gag grouper. Pompano had been everywhere but
they don't seem to be hitting right now, Capt. Zack
added.
Peter at Cortez Fishing Center said fishing has
improved as the weather got better last week. Capt. Joe
Berhard on the Cortez Kat reported good catches of
grouper, triggerfish, snapper and Key West grunts. In-
shore, Capt. Jack Parker and Capt. Steve Salgato put
their charters onto reds and sheepshead with almost-
limit catches every trip.


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Capt. Mark Bradow said sheepshead action is at
its peak right now. He's also getting plenty of keeper
trout and an occasional keeper snook in the canals.
Capt. Mike Heistand on Magic said he's getting
into sheepshead up to seven pounds, a few reds and
pompano, whiting, flounder, bluefish and black drum.
Capt. Tom Chaya said his week's catches in-
cluded sheepshead, trout and redfish from around the
Island's docks.
Capt. Ron Morrison and Capt. Jason Henzell on the
Neva-Miss said they're getting gag grouper up to eight
pounds, snapper to five pounds and some two-pound
black sea bass.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said best bets right
now are sheepshead from the local piers, redfish from
around the docks and pompano on the flats for back-
water anglers. Offshore action is producing lots of fish
but the weather has been so spotty that few boats are
getting out.
Capt.'Thom Smith at Anglers Repair reports weather
has kept him in port much of the week, but when he was
able to get onto the water he brought back sheepshead,
redfish and a few keeper trout using artificial bait.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's getting lots of sheep-
shead, speckled trout and a few scattered pompano.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, look to get
into a mess of sheepshead or mackerel, bluefish, jacks,
small grouper, small sharks or an occasional flounder.
Good luck and good fishing.


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SAILBOAT WATER 3BR/2BA, fireplace, family room,
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TRIPLEX Two 1BR and one 2BR. Gross $1,550/month.
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DUPLEX 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA zoned commercial, steps to
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DUPLEX Boat dock. Large 2BR/2BA with fireplace; 1BR/1BA.
Gross $3,500/month in season. $189,900.
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side unit. $175,000.
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3BR/2BA for $219,000.

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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

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* 2BR/2BA Cordova Villas ..................... $50,900

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* Office Building, Holmes Beach ......... $310,000
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Good Earth Natural Foods, locally owned with
three locations in Bradenton, is currently celebrating 20
years in the health food store business with opportuni-
ties for free prizes.
Stores are located at 6717 Manatee Ave. W. in
Northwest Promenade, at 5153 14th St. W. in Plaza
South and at 3110 53rd Ave. E. in Cedar Plaza. For
more information, call 795-0478.


Longboat chamber seeking
nominations for '98 awards
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is now
accepting nominations for its 1998 Small Business
Person and Rookie Small Business Person of the Year
Awards.
Small business owners who are Chamber members
are eligible and self-nomination is encouraged. Judg-
ing will be based on excellence in business or profes-
sion, community service and innovation in product or
service offered. Winners will be announced at the
Chamber's annual awards breakfast June 4.
Joe Falls, owner of the Falls Company, which in-
cludes AMI West resort shop in Anna Maria, was the
1997 winner. Rookie winners were Lynn and Michael
McDonald of Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop on St.
Armand's Circle.
Nomination forms are available at the Chamber
office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. For
more information, call 387-9519.


Smith,
Realtors
winner
Darcie Duncan, FRI, of
Holmes Beach, has won the
Associate of the Year award
for 1997 for Smith Realtors.
She has
been with the Holmes
Duncan
Beach company since 1990.

Coffee on Longboat Key
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will have
a "new member coffee" at the chamber office, 6854 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25,
with breakfast served to new and old members.


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----R- ealty raves
Bea Zaffina was top sales agent and Rochelle Bow-
ers top listing agent for Mike Norman Realty Inc. for
January, the agency announced.
Top employees of the Anna Maria office of
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate have been
named by the company for December including: Jan
Schmidt and Rose Schnoerr, as top sales producer and
top listing associate, respectively.
Two agents at the Anna Maria Island office are
listed as top producers in January by Prudential Florida
Realty. They are Karen Lohse, top lister, and Carol
Heinze, top seller.
Wagner Realty has appointed two new managers,
according to David Eckel, owner of the real estate firm.
Barbara Mayo will manage the rental and property
management departments. Mayo was Realtor of the
year of the Manatee County Women's Council of Re-
altors in 1992 and she has been in the business here for
10 years.
Lynn Parker has been appointed to manage reloca-
tion services with past experience in helping incoming
and outgoing transferees to relocate.
Wagner Realty named its top agents for January:
Jackie Jerome of the Cortez Road office, Jack
McCormick of Longboat Key and Ed Oliveira of the
Anna Maria Island office as top sales agents, and
Jerome, Oliveira and Dorothy Cook of Longboat as top
listing agents.

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$75. Call 778-2960.
SLEEPER SOFA neutral color, excellent condition.
$175. Three-wheel bike with large basket on back,
great condition. $85. Call 778-1204.
100 PLAYBOYS for sale. Up to date. $65. Call 383-8611.
NAUTICAL BUT NICE Ships Chandler. Come see
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Weekdays 9-6, weekends 10-5.
WASHER/DRYER $300. 5,000 BTU, window air condi-
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RECLINER SOFA beige and blue, excellent
condition. $100. End tables $50. Single headboard
and frame $30. 778-4043.
CLASSY DINING TABLE with four upholstered
chairs. Will seat six, Al condition, Formica, ivory with
gold stripe trim. Will include 4'6" side table server,
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Longboat Island Chapel, always has specials! Mon.- Wed.-
Sat., 9-3. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-4738.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
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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
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4', seven drawers per side. $2,000. Lawnmower $75.
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Custom-built pool home. 3BR/2.5BA and den.
Across from Key Royale Golf Club. Vaulted ceil-
ings, ceramic tile, spacious kitchen with eating
area and formal dining room. $749,900.

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SPRING FLING SALE Sat., Feb. 21, 8-2. Crafts,
clothing, housewares. Breakfast and lunch. Pro-
ceeds benefit the ECHO Project for Seeds and 30
other local charities. Longboat Island Chapel, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-6491.

ESTATE SALE One day only, Thurs., Feb. 19, 9-5.
Selling 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.
YARD SALE Thurs., Fri., Sat., Feb. 19, 20 & 21, 9-
5. Equipment for boating, camping, tennis. Ladies
small wet suit and clothes, luggage, linens, jewelry,
pottery. 509 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
ANNUAL STREET SALE Pines Trailer Park,
Bradenton Beach (near Bridge St. Fishing Pier.) Sat.,
Feb. 28, 9-2. Arts & crafts, white elephant. Home-
made pies, Sloppy Joes and hotdogs,




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This inviting 3BR/2.5BA canalfront beauty offers pan-
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caged pool and two boat docks! Oversize lot offers
privacy plus! Amenities include a tiled-entry foyer,
lovely wet bar with glass-front cabinets, large circular
hot tub, and many tropical, flowering trees and shrubs.
Price reduced! Only $329,900 including Preferred One-
Year Homeowner's Warranty! Drop anchor here!


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One of the last remaining lots left on this street. High
and dry, ready for building. Deep sailboat water in a fine
neighborhood of prestigious homes. Pie-shaped lot,
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ESTATE SALE Fri. & Sat., Feb. 20 & 21, 8-4.
Antiques, furniture, tools, ceramics, pictures, frames,
concrete animals, wheelbarrow, holiday decorations,
etc. 315 Pine, corner of Crescent.
OFF STAGE LADIES yard/bake sale. Sat., Feb. 28,
9-3. Behind theater on Pine St. Call Lois Schipper
778-2425, Teddy Morgan 778-9510 to donate.
ANNIE SILVER COMMUNITY CENTER yard sale.
Fri. & Sat., Feb. 27 & 28. Donations of merchandise
welcome. 23rd Street and Ave. C, Bradenton Beach.
PRIVATEERS' THIEVES" MARKET Sat., Mar. 21, 8-
3. Vendor spaces available for $15. City Hall Park,
Holmes Beach. Call 778-5777 for information.


CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
YOGA & MEDITATION with Harmony Feldmann.
Private, group and couples classes on the Island.
Register now for February classes. 778-3892.
HELP LINE
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. Join us!
SENIORS AND OTHERS Join us for the summer
on a pristine lake in the mountains of upstate NY.
Openings at children's camp for cooks, nurses,
secretary, maintenance, driver, night watchman.
Also instructors forwater skiing, sailing, tennis, arts
& crafts, dance, theater, etc. Family accommoda-
tions. Children, grandchildren warmly welcomed.
Pauline 383-9240.




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CASUAL ELEGANCE 4BR/2BA elevated home with
features that include vaulted ceiling, fireplace,
skylights, fenced backyard with Jacuzzi spa on a
wooden deck. $259,900. Dial the Duncans! Judy
778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 evies.


LIGHT AND BRIGHT 2BR/2BA elevated home with
vaulted ceilings in greatroom. French doors to large
covered deck. Enclosed garage for four cars.
$169,000. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or
Darcie 779-2290 eves.










CANALFRONT HOME Lovely home with many pos-
sibilities. 4BR/2BA, large yard with room for a pool,
dock with electric and water, kitchen with skylights,
pantry and breakfast bar. $265,000. Dial the Duncans!
Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEENDAYS A WEEK MLS 1
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"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 Beautiful cat, female,
spayed, lovable, indoor trained. Owner has to leave.
Call Walt at 778-1054 or 778-9188.


1986 DODGE RAM Escort truck, Mitsubishi motor.
$750 OBO. 383-1742.
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE Leaving the country.
1987 Cadillac Brougham, 1981 Eldorado. Both
$4,500 or 1987 $2,400 and 1981 $2,800. 778-2426.
1988 FOUR-DOOR CORSICA automatic, runs
great. $999. 778-3000.
1993 CADILLAC SEDAN DeVille, 4.9 liter V8 engine,
front-wheel drive, excellent condition. White/blue
leather interior, 33,000 mi., original owner, non-
smoker, GM extended warranty, 0 deductible until
7/14/99 transferable. $15,495. Call 795-8881.
1988 RX7 HARD-TOP CONVERTIBLE white, looks
good, runs great! Leather interior, CD player with sur-
round sound and headrest speakers. Has new ex-
haust, catalytic converter, radiator, water pump and
tires. 100,000 miles. $6,000. 778-2832.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.

WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-2255.

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.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER present ...

GULFFRONT ESTATE
Just renovated! Charming
fully-furnished 3BR/3BA
beach house. Greatroom
with fireplace, sunroom
plus sunset deck and
screened lanai. Adjacent
second house contains four apartments providing monthly
income to owner. Unique one-of-a-kind property. $895,000.
MOVING IN TOWN? 2BR/2BA condo, glass-enclosed lanai with
A/C. Tiled entry, kitchen and baths. Beautifully maintained.
Clubhouse, pool and more! $67,500 furnished.

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PERICO BAY CLUB $169,000.
This 2BR/2BA condo with two-
car garage is in a gated commu-
nity with tennis, heated pool,
clubhouse and bike path.
CANALFRONT $189,900. Rich-
mond-built 2BR/2BA features a
formal dining room plus an eat-in
kitchen, bay windows overlook-
ing canal and boat dock. Also
includes a screened lanai.
#CH23404.


VACATION RENTALS
2BR/2BA Canal home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Pool home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Key Royal home
3BR/2BA Key Royale home
CONDO
2BR/2BA Bayview Terrace, 3 mo. min.
2BR/1BA Across street from the Gulf
3BR/2BA Pine Bay Forest, 3 mo. min.


ASK FOR CONNIE VOLTS OR BOB LOHSE


$2,500 mo
$2,800 mo
$3,200 mo
$3,200 mo

$1,800 mo
$1,800 mo
$2,300 mo


BOAT LIFT 8,000 lb. Davit Master, Holmes Beach lo-
cation, like-new condition, ready to move. $1,200.
Call 778-2003.
GREAT PROJECT BOAT 1968 Chris Craft Com-
mander, 31-foot, fiberglass, twin 327 engines, new can-
vas. Good condition, sleeps six. $8,000 firm. 792-4395.
22-FOOT SEARAY Cuddy. Great for camping, fish-
ing, cruising. Rebuilt V8, 215 hours. Less hours on 1/
O. Tandem trailer, Loran, depth. Health forces sale.
$4,900. Call 779-1102.


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.
TEACHERS FOR AFTER-SCHOOL elementary-age
program. Dependable, flexible, positive educators
having excellent communication skills with children
and adults. Part time hours, 2-6 pm weekdays plus
occasional evenings and Saturdays for teen pro-
gram. Education degree a plus. $6-$7 hr. depending
on experience. Drug-free workplace. Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, PO Box 253, Anna Maria FL
34216. Phone 778-1908, fax 778-9511.
SERVERS WANTED Lunch, dinner, cocktail. Also hiring
line cooks. Buccaneer Inn, Longboat Key, 383-5565.
SALES ASSOCIATES Busy Real Estate office in
prime location seeks sales associates. Join the Gulf-
Bay team. Call Robin Kollar at 778-7244.
HOUSEKEEPING Various duties. Non smoking. Part
time. Harrington House Bed & Breakfast 778-5444.
COMPUTER GURU sought for in-house web site
development. Resume, letter of interest to
islander@mead.net or write The Islander Bystander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Fax
941-778-9392.


$$$$$$ SAVE $$$$$$
Thinking of selling your property? We can
save you hundreds, maybe even thousands in
commissions! Call or send for free information!
Limited time offer! Hurry!
Ask for CHARLIE TINDALL, an island resident.

Beacon Realty
810 8th Avenue W.
Palmetto FL 34221 -

Office 941-721-0421
Fax 941-721-0129
Eves 941-778-1479 EG
What makes the water so close to the shore?


STEPS TO GULF OF MEXICO
Turnkey-furnished units with large
kitchen, breakfast area, washer
and dryer. Heated pool and cov-
ered parking. Two 2BR/2BA on '-
elevated first floor, each for I
$159,900. #27614/27038 or 2BR/ -:.
2BA second-floor unit for
$179,900. #27409. Call Karin '
Stephan 388-1267 or Connie 't1
Volts 778-4429. .
BIMINI BAY BEAUTY! Fabulous
views of the bay and a newer 55- Karin Stephan
foot dock await you from this won- REALTOR
derful contemporary home. 388-4433
Amenities include spacious 5- Ich Spreche Deutsch
6BR/4BA, large indoor pool with
entertainment area. Trades welcome! $595,000. Call Karin
Stephan 388-1267. #KS21249.
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA home with new fireplace, tile through-
out the home and white carpet in bedrooms. Customized master
bath with bidet, Jacuzzi tub and shower. Turnkey furnished. Two-
car garage, boat dock, pool and close to the beach $299,000. Call
Karin Stephan 388-1267.
SPORTSMANS HARBOR 2BR/2BA very nice Island home with
caged pool. Corner lot across the street from the bay. Just a few
steps to the beach. Turnkey furnished. Excellent condition.
$199,000. #KS27224. Call Karin Stephan 388-1267.


RARE FINDI Pinebrook 2BR/2BA Bayhill-model end unit. There are only four of this model in the whole Pinebrook community. Call Karen
Lohse now 778-0766 ext. 204 or 794-5588 (eves.). Priced at $92,000.
UNDER THE OLD OAK TREE 2BR/2BA well-maintained home with a newly remodeled kitchen. Fenced yard with 10x1 0 shed. $82,500.
Call Denise Langlois 795-8748.
GOLF 3BR/2BA with den area and pool. River Club, overlooking golf course. A beautiful home with a beautiful view. Reduced, owner
anxious to sell. #25263. A very fair buy at $207,000. Ask for Karen Lohse 778-0677 ext. 204 or 794-5588(eves).


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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
Seye 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.
Register 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.

P&K RESIDENTIAL CLEANING free estimates,
bonded, insured, experienced, reasonable. Pat
Cantwell 792-0478 or Kitty Frost 792-5383.

"THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION Cleaning Services"
established 1993. Residential, commercial, rentals.
Hard worker, dependable, excellent references. Call
for interview, Kimberly, 792-0862.
NEED PC ASSISTANCE? "@ Ease with PC's" can
help. Instruction, problem resolution, upgrades. Most
work done on your premises. Most major packages.
Sorry, no Macs. Call Keith Allen 792-8718.
PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS for beginners. New
students welcome. Ages 4 and up. Call 794-0303.


BANKRUPTCY $200 Divorce $150 $200. Adoption,
Corporations, Modifications, Power of Attorney, Wills,
Living Wills, Name Change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal
Services 742-4788.

IF YOU LIKE YOUR home really clean, call Ava at
778-0403.

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.

BABY AND TODDLER UNIT OPENING Feb. 18. $95
wk. Call for information. Dolphin Daycare & Pre-
school, 778-2967.

MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years expe-
rience self-employed in the construction trade. I am
handy to have around. 778-1110.
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM Tampa Airport
anytime. Call 778-7934.


LAWNS CUT palms trimmed, yards cleaned up. Shell
and mulch delivered and spread. Call David
Bannigan at 778-6972.
EXPERT LAWN CUTTING/tree trimming. Affordable,
reliable, insured. Call Jeff at 778-1560.
MANATEE MOWERS Island lawn service. In busi-
ness over 10 years. Call Donnie Rivera today for a
free estimate at 778-7508. Thank you.
LAWN CARE Mowing, trim, bushes, weeding, flow-
ers, cleanup. Reliable adult, experienced, refer-
ences, reasonable rates. Personal Touch Lawn
Maintenance 778-6172.


ED'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Custom
design and installation, mulch, sod, stone, shell,
xeriscape. 10% senior discount. 778-8272. Formerly
Anna Maria Garden Center.


IT'S TIME TO SPRUCE UP your yard. Creative land-
scaping, fountains, bird baths. Huge selection of
plants, palm trees, citrus trees. Do it yourself or let
our professional staff take care of all your gardening
needs. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-4441.


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
references. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/INYL CONSTRUCTION, new installation/
repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. Insured,
references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
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.
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.


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BAYFRONT DUPLEX Fabulous views, spa-
cious floor plans and a short walk to beach.
Turnkey furnished. 2,736 sq. ft. of living area.
Large deep-water dock. Offered at $339,000.
David Moynihan 778-7976. D16133.


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 778-7976.


SEASIDE GARDENS Waterfront 1 or 2BR/ BAYFRONT ELEGANCE Magnificent resi-
2BA with private patio and community boat dence with spectacular bay views. 3BR/
ramp. Beautiful water views from this end 2.5BA, greatroom, eat-in kitchen, formal
unit. $99,000. Call Gail Gwynne 778-2246 dining and living room, master bedroom
eves. 761-8080. C25262. and bath overlook bay. Heated pool, deep-
water dockage. $695,000. David Moynihan
rH 778-2246 or eves. 778-7976. #25059.


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CORAL SHORES Extremely nice 3BR/2BA
caged pool home on canal. Screened lanai.
Lots of built-ins. Dock and davits, barrel-tile
roof. Reduced $235,000. Bill Bowman
794-8482. R25372.


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


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WEEKLY 1BR/1BA AVAILABLE Apr. through Dec.
1998, starting at $300 wk. Includes turnkey furnish-
ings, telephone, cable TV and private parking. Call
778-2832.

HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.

SEASONALS JAN, FEB, MAR, 1998. North Beach
Village 3BR/2BA furnished. Excalibur Realty
792-5566.

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/1BA,
sleeps six, fully furnished. Cable TV, VCR, washer/
dryer, microwave, screened lanai, sun deck. $750
wk. Call (305) 932-0197.

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 apartment
furnished, next to city pier. Private courtyard, heated
pool, outside patio. Annual $1,200 mo. Available
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.,

SEASONAL RESERVE NOW for 1998-1999.
Ground-level 2BR/2BA house with garage, steps to
beach. Non smokers. Call (813) 961-6992.
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Nice, quiet
first-floor 2BR fully furnished. Walk to beach, restau-
rants, etc. Available annual or season. No pets/smok-
ers. 778-7107.
aULFFRONT ANNA MARIA 2BR cottage on pilings.
Nice deck, washer/dryer, some furniture. Air condi-
tioned, park below. Call 778-9486.
SEASONAL 1BR 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.

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.

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.

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.

LARGE 3BR CANAL HOME with pool. Available
July and Aug. $1,500 mo. Call 778-7949.
2BR/2BA NICELY FURNISHED duplex close to
beach and shopping. Available Easter week/Apr.,
also May through Oct. Call 778-0510.
TWO LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT condos with
docks, 2BR/2BA, bikes, small sailboat, carport.
Quiet, friendly neighborhood. $1,800/$2,200 mo.
383-9291.

ANNUAL RENTAL Runaway Bay 2BR/2BA upstairs
unit overlooking pond. Large heated pool, tennis
courts, private fishing dock. $650 mo., first, last, se-
curity deposit required. Available Mar. 1. No pets.
Call 778-0000.

ANNUAL DUPLEX APARTMENT 3BR/2BA, central
heat/air, near beach, fenced yard. Kids/pets OK.
Security, references required. Available now. $750
mo. 778-7431.

BEACH APARTMENT Anna Maria Island. 1 BR/2BA,
kitchen, fully furnished. Vacant from Feb. 15. Winter
special $340 wk. plus tax. Call (941) 778-1098.
ANNUAL ANNA MARIA duplex. 2BR/1BA, washer/
dryer hookups, lanai, vaulted ceilings, steps to
beach. $675 plus security. Water and garbage in-
cluded. 778-4837.


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE annual rental. 3BR/2BA,
1,500 sq. ft. townhouse condo, two-car garage, ex-
tra storage, pool, beautifully landscaped. Steps to
beach and shopping. No smoking, no pets. $1,200
mo. Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.

HOLMES BOULEVARD 2BR/2BA, 1,100 sq. ft., el-
evated, vaulted ceilings, sun deck, stack washer/
dryer hookup. Great area,, one block to beach. No
smoking. Cat or small dog OK. $700 mo. or $800
with garage. Available Apr. Gulf-Bay Realty
778-7244.

DUPLEXES ANNUAL 1 BR/1BA, garage and 2BR/
1BA, garage. New carpets, decorations. Superb
throughout. $550 and $750 mo., no pets. Deposit
required. Unfurnished. 778-9480.

ANNUAL BAYFRONT FURNISHED house. 3BR/
2BA, beautiful yiews of Palma Sola, Tampa Bay and
Sarasota Bay. Tropical-landscaped double lot. Very
private, boat dock, canal, two-car garage, washer,
dryer. Available Mar. 1. $1,375 mo. includes land-
scape and lawn maintenance. 778-4560 eves.

BRADENTON BEACH Newly remodeled, large 1BR
apartment. Private entrance. Seek professional, non
smoker. Annual $625 mo. plus deposit. Utilities in-
cluded. 778-5143.

1999 FEB., MAR., APR. 3BR/2BA, all amenities,
north end. Birds of Paradise. 778-5115.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL ground-floor 1BR/
1BA, 100 yards to beach. 778-0103.

BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY apartment, one block
from beach. $1,000 mo. includes utilities, local
phone service and basic cable. Available for Mar.
and Apr. Call (941) 778-4611.

CLEAN CUTE 1BR/1BA, north Holmes Beach. All
appliances plus washer/dryer included. Small pet
OK. 778-2961.

WINTER RENTAL Nov., 1998 Apr., 1999. Spend
six months in a cozy apartment near Rod & Reel
Pier. 778-2153.


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker


WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE in Holmes Beach. 4BR/3B, fur- ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULFFRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous
nished, pets OK. Heated pool, tennis. Walk to Gulf beach, near shop- view. 2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. Good investment
ping and banks. $164,900. Jeanette Rampone, 747-3364. C27656 property. $525,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191


NEWER KEY WEST-STYLE HOME. Gorgeous views of
Intracoastal Waterway and Jewfish Key. Garage accommo-
dates six cars and RV. 2BR cottage on same lot. $398,000.
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R23607


WATERFRONT
PANORAMIC VIEW of Sarasota Bay.
Spacious 3BR home in a gated commu-
nity. Nature trails plus all the amenities
of condominium living. A truly peaceful
haven. $349,000. Larry or Louise Miller,
794-0131. C27576
WARNER BAYOU waterfront home.
Immaculate 4BR with screened porch
overlooking bayou. Pool and dock.
$255,700. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354.
R25674
MAGNIFICENT contemporary resi-
dence on Sarasota Bay. Soaring ceil-
ings, marble, granite and Italian tile,
outstanding design. 4BR/3B, lower-
level storage. $974,900. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. R25931


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BAY OAKS. Seven lots
acres in size. Access to Pr
two homesites. Very exclu
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SAILBOAT WATER. Custom-built 4-5BR/4B Island bayfront estate.
Very private with magnificent sunsets. Gourmet kitchen, two fire-
places and spacious master suite. Pool, dock, davits and tennis
court. Reduced. $845,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319
NT LOTS MAINLAND
from one to eight LOVELY SPLIT-DESIGN condominium
alma Sola Bay from in Timber Creek. 2BR/2B, glass-en-
sive, private setting. closed lanai. Newer appliances, extra
andy Drapala, 794- cabinets. On golf course and lovely club-
3576 house. $89,900. Nancy Keegan,
723-3929. C27670
RIVER WILDERNESS BEAUTY. Ideal
for great living on golf course. Huge bo-
nus room, 3 or 4BR, dining and living
rties by the rooms, family room, four-car garage.
nonth from $449,000. Nancy Keegan, 723- 3929.
d to Venice. R24815
rental and 5 +/- ACRE LOT on corner of SR-70. 15
ialists. miles east of 1-75 near Panther Ridge.
800) 88 2 Possibly more acreage available.
) 81-22 $58,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273 or
in Dave Barker, 792-8932. L26498
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plus screened porch all on Gulf side. Turnkey property
with great rental potential if purchased as second
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with private baths plus magnificent master suite which
comprises second level. Wet bar, Jacuzzi, lovely
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ANNUAL FOUR-PLEX APARTMENT 2BR/1BA,
central heat/air, 100 steps to beach. Large heated
pool, beautifully landscaped. Water, cable, garbage
included. No smokers. $700 mo. (800) 593-0004 or
(813) 367-5121.
ANNA MARIA HOME Large 2BR apartment next to
City Pier. Good fishing, swimming. Want roommate
to share. $500 mo. (941) 778-9188.

VACATION RENTALS March and 1999 season.
Beach cottage $2,300-$2,500. 2BR turnkey, 400 feet
to beach $550 wk. or $1,300-$1,400 mo. 778-4523
or (800) 977-0803.

DUPLEX APARTMENT IN Anna Maria. 2BR/1BA,
walk to beach. $700 mo. annual lease. First, last,
security. No pets. 792-8817.
WHITE HOUSE VACATION Apartments. 112 8th
Street S., Bradenton Beach. 1BR, Mar. and Apr.
available. Small pets OK. Also booking 1999. $1,175
plus tax. 778-2039.
ANNUAL BAYOU CONDO 2BR/1BA ground-floor
unit. Dishwasher, washer/dryer. Anna Maria City.
Condo approval required, no pets. $665 mo. includes
water and cable. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate at
778-1450 for information.


DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
TRADE YOUR PROPERTY for 11 acres in Califor-
nia overlooking Big Horn CC, Palm Desert and Indian
Wells. Broker cooperation invited! (630) 257-6367.
HOLMES BEACH north end. Quiet location, 3BR/
2BA with glass lanai and pool. Lots of tile. No Real-
tors. $174,900. Call 778-0463.
OPEN HOUSE 1-4 DAILY Waterfront showplace 2-
years new. Spacious 4BR/4BA, cathedral ceilings,
spa, boat dock, many extras. Appraised at $525,000.
Offered below appraisal. Ted E. Davis, licensed real
estate broker/owner. 130 Hammock Rd., Anna Maria
FL. 778-6155.

GULF; CONDO 2BR/1BA $150,000. Financing
available. Call (800) 824-0142.

LOT FOR SALE Newton Lane, Anna Maria. Gulf
view, 178x152x148. $175,000. Call (614) 866-4244.
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.
PERICO SHORES Furnished model ready to move
in or will build your dream home on our waterfront
lots. Open daily 761-8214.
1 BR/1 BA 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.


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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 cot-
tage. Your family heirloom. $209,000. (941) 756-4989.
HOLIDAY COVE RV PARK Remodeled 36-foot
slide-out park model with enclosed porch. Furnished,
boat docks, pool. Owner 794-8183.

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 75th 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.

HOLMES BEACH Lovely, quiet area. Cozy remodeled
2BR/2BA, patio, screened lanai. Asking $163,000.
Owner 779-1185. Possible owner financing.

TRIPLEX TURNKEY FURNISHED close to beach,
shopping. 2BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, efficiency. Very nice,
updated. Reduced to $240,000. 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
778-7130.
MOTIVATED SELLER 3BR/2BA villa, 45-foot dock,
sailboat water. New kitchen, appliances, lanai, patio,
ICW access. Tennis,'heated pool, pets. $169,000.
(941) 761-0227.
TRAILER FOR SALE Sandpiper Mobile Resort, 215
2nd Street. $2,000. Call 778-7031.
AFFORDABLE ISLAND LIVING Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park, across from beautiful Gulf beach. 1BR/
1BA with carport and two large utility rooms. This unit
has been updated with all electric appliances includ-
ing heat and air. Offered at just $5,500 with a reason-
able lot rent of $309 mo. Call Fran Maxon Real Es-
tate at 778-2307.
BY OWNER Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA, mother-in-law
suite, 100 yards to beach. 1997 appraisal $228,000,
will sell for $199,900. Call 778-0103.


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OPEN HOUSE 12-4 DAILY 624 Foxworth. 3BR/
2.5BA, split design, newly remodeled, 2,640 sq. ft.
under roof. As is.
BY OWNER Anna Maria four-plex. Corner lot overlook-
ing Tampa Bay, City Pier, Egmont Key, Sunshine Sky-
way. White beaches, fishing. Live in one, rent three.
Large 2BR apartments, private courtyard, heated pool,
spa, gazebo. Asking $650,000. Will consider home
trade or terms. Low interest rates. Located at 201 S.
Bay Blvd., corner of Spring. Call (941) 778-9188.
GULFSIDE LIVING at Martinique offers spacious
rooms, secure building, heated pool, tennis, garage,
storage galore and white sandy beach. $139,900.
Ask for Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 778-2246.
LUXURY WATERFRONT PARK condo. 2BR/2BA,
clubhouse, pool, garage, terrace, all amenities. Re-
duced to $85,000. Owner 746-4483.
ANNA MARIA 4BR/3BA elevated home near bay.
Tile, two fireplaces, loft. $294,900. Mary Ann Schmidt
and Helen White, Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-0700.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO 1BR/1BA, beautiful
beach. Mexican tile, Berber carpet. $189,900. Mary
Ann Schmidt and Helen White, Wedebrock Real
Estate, 778-0700.

BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA. Too much for me finan-
cially. I want someone to buy part. Open to suggestions.
Value +/- $300,000. Call 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

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.


BY OWNER
KEY ROYALE. Exceptional custom-built waterfront
3BR/3BA. Den, 4,500 sq. ft. living area, enclosed
pool and spa. Fantastic views with large boat dock
and davits. $725,000. Appointment only. 778-2334 or
748-5005.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising
herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it ille-
gal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status
or national origin, or intention to make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children
under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, preg-
nant women and people securing custody of children under
18. This newspaper will not knowing accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspa-
per are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain
of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the
hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.
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SCoastal Design Specialists
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6 Glazed fabric
7 Polishes
8 Roadblock
requests
9 More than loyal
10 Aesop's foible?
11 Heads off
12 Recently: Abbr.
13 Decree


14 Movie
projection?
15 Revulsed
16 Elevates
17 Blockhead
19 Parts of a
curriculum
24 Hole opener
25 Anticipatory
question
30 Chop
33 Pro -
36 Pound sound
39 Common street
name
41 Dominion ended
by Francis 11:
Abbr.
43 Shutterbug
44 Delirium
46 Storage of a
kind
47 Hint
48 Basso Pinza
49 --canto
50 IjsselmeerDam
site
51 Actress
Tushingham and
others
53 Year in the
papacy of
Innocent III
54 Like a bump on

55 Plymouth poky
58 Calls home, as a
tree
60 Made a new hole
62 Menlo Park
monogram
63 Hosts
65 A6
manufacturer
66 "Fantasy Island"
props


68 Destructive 1964
Florida
hurricane
70 "The Silent
Clowns" author
72 Type of
46-Down
74 --grata
76 "Coming Home"
subject, briefly
80 Slowed musical
passage


82 "Go back!" on a
PC
83 Clobbered
84 Rum-based
liqueur
86 Argues
vehemently
87 Cause for a
magnifying glass
88 Social
89 Contender
91 Graycoat


94 Where
Algonquin Park
is
95 Approach the
end of an ocean
trip
96 Brightly colored
attire
98 Piano piece
99 Field
100 Takeoff locale
101 "Becket" actor,
1964


102 Factions
105 "This means

106 "The Simpsons"
tavern owner
109 Assist illegally
112 American
competitor
113 Marinaro and
McMahon
115 That, in Toledo
116 Kind of pad


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BEACH AREA SINGLE-FAMILY HOME Immacu-
late 3BR/2.5BA patio/pool home. Two-car detached
garage. "Good morning room" area off kitchen.
$165,000. Call Rose Schnoerr at 778-2261.











GORGEOUS END UNIT in the Arbors. Third-
floor unit, spotless. Better than new and ready to
move into. Fantastic location golf, tennis nice!
$97,000. Call Gary Larison at 778-2261.



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MEADOWCROFT SOUTH VILLA 1 BR/1BA unit in
excellent condition. Close to beach, golf, shopping,
churches and hospital. Well-maintained adult commu-
nity with pool. $49,900. Call Kitty Frost at 778-2261.


GREAT FAMILY HOME 3BR/1.5BA (possible 2BA),
in-ground pool, boat slip. One-car attached garage.
Lanai with fireplace. Possible owner financing.
$139,900. Call Tony Tiberini at 778-2261.
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2BR/2BA with glass-enclosed lanai. Domed ceilings
and fans in kitchen and baths. Well-maintained adult
community near beaches, shopping and much more.
$74,900. Call Kitty Frost at 778-2261.

SEASONAL RENTALS
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA single-family home
on canal, two-car garage. $2,000 per month.
BRADENTON BEACH 1 BR/1 BA duplex. An-
nual $525 per month.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA and den single-
family home on open water. Annual $1,300
per month.
Call Emily Romer
at 778-9611.


PERICO BAY CLUB second-floor Sandpiper model
with lovely lake view. 2BR/2BA open plan.New
ceramic tile and wall coverings. Shows like a model.
$101,500. Call Lynn English at 778-2261.


EXCEPTIONAL VALUE END UNIT 2BR/2BA end
unit. No age restriction. Small pet OK. Vaulted
ceiling, walk-in closet, freshly painted, much more!
$56,900. Call Noreen Roberts at 778-2261.

SEASONAL RENTALS
HOLMES BEACH 4BR/2BA single-family
home within walking distance to beach, pool.
Annual $1,390 per month.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/1BA cottage
across street from beach. Rents weekly or
monthly. $575 per week, $1,700 per month.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/1BA cottage
across from beach. Rents weekly or monthly.
$675 week, $1,800 per month.
Call Emily Romer at 778-9611.


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Providence, RI


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Pennsylvania



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Illinois