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By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner last week
refused to sign a lawsuit settlement agreement with
GTE and Smith Realtors.
VanWagoner said after he agreed to sign the settle-
ment, the terms were changed twice.
GTE and Smith sued the city, VanWagoner and the
city's two building officials in October because of
VanWagoner's refusal to sign GTE's site plan for a cel-
lular .phone tower. The tower, to be constructed at
Smith Realtors, 5904 Marina Drive, was approved by
the commission in August.
"To avoid going to court, both sides try to reach a
settlement, called a consent order," VanWagoner.ex-
plained. "The court approves the agreement and retains
jurisdiction in case one party violates it."
Various drafts of a consent order have been nego-
tiated over the past few months. At the Feb. 24 com-
mission meeting, VanWagoner said he agreed.to sign
the agreement because it contained assurances that the
citizens "would have their day in court" concerning a
mandamus action filed by a resident.
The resident's suit asked the court to order the
commission to follow the city's referendum procedure
and reconsider its resolution approving the tower's
However, VanWagoner said he received a new
draft of the consent order Tuesday night "changing the
conditions and demanding more and tighter condi-
tions." He said on Wednesday evening he received yet
another draft with a 24-hour deadline.
"I felt they were ordering me not to testify in the
mandamus action," he said. "I feel that's an interfer-
ence with municipal integrity. The city is a defendant
in the mandamus action and the mayor and the com-
mission have the right to participate."
VanWagoner said his attorney will continue to
negotiate for an agreement with GTE and Smith.
in Holmes Beach
Voters will take to the polls next Tuesday to elect a
new mayor and two new commissioners in Holmes Beach.
Candidates for the March 10 mayoral election in-
clude incumbent commissioners Carol Whitmore and
Ron Robinson and Joy Courtney. Candidates for two
open commission seats include Sandy Haas-Martens,
Mike Heistand, Roger Lutz and Joan Perry.
Voting will take place at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive. The polls open at 7 a.m.
and close at 7 p.m.
SET AND RUNNING!
Chelsea DuDeVoire keeps a close eye on the ball
before smacking a single towards third base and
racing down the line for her first-ever hit in what
should become a long and lustrious career for this
girl of summer. The five-year-old also knocked in
a run for her T-ball team VFW Post 8199 during
Saturday's Anna Maria Island Little League
Jamboree. Islander Photos: David Futch
Colorful former mayor dies
James. J. "Jim" Zerby, 82, the mayor of
Holmes Beach from 1974-78, died Saturday in
Blake Medical Center.
Zerby moved to the Island in 1953 after working
for General Motors in Ohio as an industrial engineer.
Before his stint as mayor, he worked for the postal
service and served as Bradenton Beach city clerk.
Having lost in two previous bids to be mayor,
Zerby walked into city hall 30 minutes before the
qualifying deadline tor the '74 race and asked then-
City Clerk Betty Hill for a petition to run. Just be-
fore time was up he strolled back in with the 15 re-
An Islander editorial endorsed his candidacy
PLEASE SEE ZERBY, NEXT PAGE
yet to come
By Paul Roat
What was once merely bad got worse, then much
worse, then better but will get really bad again before
too much longer.
And if that statement seems confusing, wait until
you try to fight your way through Bradenton Beach
traffic tie-ups in the next few weeks.
Get out your "defensive-driving handbook."
Construction crews are installing a drainage system
along Gulf Drive in the south-central part of the city to
get rainwater off the roadway faster. Work on the
$500,000 project was supposed to start last fall and be
completed by the end of the year, but design delays
stalled the start of the project until early January.
Part of the construction effort requires intermittent
lane closures and, with the height of tourist season upon
the Island, traffic tie-ups for a while were horrendous. At
one point last month, northbound traffic was backed up
from the intersection of Gulf Drive at Cortez Road south
to near the Buccaneer Inn on Longboat Key.
In an effort to alleviate the traffic trauma as much
as possible, Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack
Maloney and Florida Department of Transportation
Project Engineer Albert Rosenstein have devised a se-
ries of detours. Cars will be allowed to proceed south
on Gulf Drive, but northbound traffic will be diverted
to side streets where possible.
That's the good news.
The bad news is that once the construction proceeds
near the Cortez-Gulf Drive intersection, northbound traffic
will be diverted to Cortez Road via Highland Street, then
across the Cortez Bridge under Maloney's proposal.
In other words, travel to points north of Cortez Road
will include a detour across the bridge to the mainland,
then involve a U-turn and a trip back across the bridge.
Maloney said that long, long trip will probably start
before the end of this month, but should only take sev-
eral days a week at the outside.
DOT's Rosenstein has indicated that having work
crews labor into the night, when traffic is lighter, would
pose safety problems for workers and, with generators
powering floodlights, would probably cause as much
of a disruption.
Project boundaries include Gulf Drive from Third
to Seventh Street South and from Fourth Street South
to the bay. A pipe is mostly installed on the west side
of Gulf Drive, with an additional pipe buried at Fourth
Street South to the bay.
Another element of the project will stretch from
Second to Sixth Street North. There, the pipes will be
on both the east and west sides of Gulf Drive. There
will also be a stormwater retention pond at the south-
east corner of Gulf Drive and Cortez Road to hold
water during heavy rains, plus a pipe north of Cortez
Road to the bay near the Bridgeport Condominiums.
Work is expected to be completed by late April,
barring rain delays or other unexpected problems.
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Those Were the Days ..................... .......... 7
Announcements ......................................... 9
Island Poet ................ ................................. 11
Stir-it-up ................... ..... .......... 20
Island sports ............................... ................. 26
Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 30
Crossword puzzle........................................ 40
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
MARCH 4, 1998
UI PAGE 2 N MARCH 4, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Art festival faces field of dirt in Holmes Beach
By Pat Copeland
The land behind Holmes Beach City Hall turned to
dirt last week but officials hope it will be a field of
dreams when the new city complex is complete in
about nine months.
With the entire field designated a construction
zone, city officials are working with the Anna Maria
Island Art League to accommodate Springfest, the craft
show scheduled for March 14.
Ginger White, director of the art league, said she
spoke to Mayor Bob VanWagoner and Public Works
Superintendent Joe Duennes and the festival will be
relocated to the baseball field.
"Both were every accommodating," White said.
"I'm waiting for a drawing of the field from Joe so we
can decide where to put the booths. I think it's work-
able but I need to make sure all the booths will fit. We
also need electricity for the concessionaires and the
White said her biggest concerns are the lack of vi-
sual access to the festival, accessibility of the custom-
ers, keeping the artists happy and the danger from con-
"The word this year for the art league is the F-word
- flexibility," White noted. "We support progress in
Holmes Beach and we want to work with the city. We
'The word this year for the art league is the F-word -flexibility,' Art League Director Ginger White notes.
The reason: ongoing work on the field adjacent to Holmes Beach City Hall may turn the art festival into a
mudbowl. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland
have to be flexible and deal with it. Our two festivals
keep the art league's doors open, so if they're not suc-
cessful, we have to compete with grants that are already
fought over by many other organizations."
Proposed Anna Maria mall needs alley vacated
At the same time changes are proposed for the north
side of Pine Avenue at Bay Drive, new owners of the com-
mercial comer on the south side of Pine want changes too.
-They want a city right of way vacated.
Jim Toomey and AMI Holdings have proposed a
new shopping plaza at the corner of Pine Avenue at
South Bay Drive.
But, they need the vacation of 145 feet of north-
south alleyway to complete the project.
The alley is currently used for stormwater drainage
swales. Planning and Zoning Board Chaiirman Tom
Turner said the alley possibly includes telephone and
But Gary Wilcox, the attorney for AMI, said "It is
essential to the placement of this project."
A portion of the alley is targeted for drainage im-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
based on his knowledge of the Island and Holmes
Beach and his potential for "bringing back fiscal re-
"He is an easy-going, likable
person who has a fair amount of
horse sense," the editorial con-
"I believed in speaking my
mind and there was a lot of con-
troversy," Zerby said in an Is-
lander Bystander interview in
Zerby challenged two-year
Councilman Ed Moline and sub- I. ,
sequent Councilman Jeff Asbury,
who called himself the "self-ap- l
pointed representative of Holmes
Beach's lower end."
Zerby says he "just didn't like
the way they were doing things
down there at city hall."
His campaign ads challenged
"the inner council of a powerful B
association that-has swung every Zerby
city election for the past few
years" and said he was "the only independent candidate
who is not affiliated with any pressure group."
Zerby won with 772 votes; Moline received 358;
and Asbury 69.
"And then the fireworks began," Zerby said. "The
council was automatically against everything I was for
because their man Moline got defeated."
In Bradenton Beach, Dick Connick began his of-
ten stormy 12-year reign as mayor just months before
Zerby came into office. For years Zerby and Connick
. sparred verbally over the location of a radio.center.in.
provement with a controversial pipeline plan opposed
by residential neighbors of the project.
Owner Toomey is under the impression that the
alleyway has already been vacated. The original plan
for the shopping plaza showed the building encroach-
ing across the property line into the alley. Current plans
have the structure eight feet from the alley/right of way.
Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board members
are concerned about the close proximity. They agreed
that if the city needs to do future maintenance in the
area, it could compromise the structure of the building.
This prompted Vice Chairman Jimmy Nichols to
request insertion of a "hold harmless" clause, freeing
the city from any liability.
Board member Doug Copeland was clearly op-
posed to the vacation. His main concern was that city
Holmes Beach, budgeting and bids on equipment from
grant funding to supply the Island with police radio
"Dick Connick and I went nose-to-nose over plenty
of issues," Zerby said. "But we were also fine friends."
Reporter June Alder de-
scribed him as "the flamboy-
4 ant mustachioed Zerby who's
been called a white-haired
S' Jerry Cologna, among other
Zerby is also remembered
for his vehicles: a 1951 Jaguar
That went from red to black and
a dark blue and silver 1976
Zerby was defeated by
Charlotte Long in the March
1978 elections, the same year
0Il that Pat Geyer came into office
as a councilwoman.
"He was quite a scrapper,"
said Geyer. "But it was always
for the good of the people that
he did his scrapping.
"He did a lot of good for
the city and the people of the
Island. He was always a gentleman, always with a won-
derful sense of humor. I saw him six months ago and
he was the same as ever.
"It's a shame that the people who just got here
didn't get to see him in action. That was worth
Zerby is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons Frank
K. Mitchell of Seattle, David E. Mitchell of Anna
Maria and Timothy A. Mitchell of Deerfield Beach;
and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
S Services will be held as.noticed in the.ohituary.. ...
equipment used to maintain and service such areas
could not fit in the space left by the plaza developers.
Copeland moved to deny the request on the basis that
"it is detrimental to the public interest."
Anna Maria resident Bill Worth commented on the
issue. "This is giving away city property and allowing
them [builders] to make larger buildings. The beauty of
this city is that there are very few large buildings. Very
good commercial buildings can be put on the property
the way it is," he said.
Despite animated discussion on the issue, the city
board voted to endorse the vacation request on condi-
tions that a hold harmless clause is inserted and that a
grant of easement would go back to the city.
The board's recommendation went to the city com-
mission for a decision on March 10.
Trolley up and
Trolley service has been restored on Anna
Maria Island after an interruption involving a golf
tournament, cancer surgery and the departure of
"trolley-man," driver Mike Kelly.
Brenda Cremeans said a fortnight's turmoil
has abated with new drivers hired, the national
golf tournament finished and her husband Gary
home again after surgery to remove a tumor
from his brain.
The trolley was withdrawn from the Island
and assigned with the Cremeans' three other trol-
leys to transport golfers and fans to and from the
American Express Invitational PGA Senior tour-
nament at Prestancia.
The popular veteran driver of the trolley here,
Mike Kelly, resigned in a dispute with the
Cremeans and their Trolley Systems of America.
Then, Cremeans said, her husband's cancer
was diagnosed and he entered H. Lee Moffitt
Cancer Center in Tampa and had surgery. He is
home now but is on a limited work schedule.
Two drivers have been hired to replace Kelly.
They are Bob and Teresa Brandenburg, who were
in training last week.
The trolley round trips start and end at Rot-
ten Ralph's restaurant in Anna Maria City
through Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach,
Longboat Key and St. Armands Circle to Lido,
and return to Anna Maria through Sarasota to
Bradenton and up Cortez Road back to the Is-
land. It stops along the way to pick up and dis-
charge passengers. The route and schedule re-
main unchanged, said Cremeans.
For schedule information call Trolley Sys-
tems of America at 346-3115.
Zerby was known as 'scrapper'
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MARCH 4, 1998 m PAGE 3 MM
Bradenton Beach pier for fishers or parties?
By Paul Roat
A question of continued quiet quaintness versus
the desire of reaping more money has arisen in
The focus of the quandary is the Bradenton Beach
City Pier, jutting into Anna Maria Sound from Bridge
Street. The pier, which for years was called the fishing
pier and only last year was renamed "city pier," has
been the recipient of more than $500,000 worth of
modifications and improvements.
Now, with its bright paint, spacious pavilion, cov-
ered cabanas, benches and swings, the pier has become
the center of a controversy between residents who want
to keep the pier as a fishing spot and commissioners
who view the facility as a money-making device for
special events, parties and even weddings.
Commissioner Dan Goodchild broached the sub-
ject of allowing special functions to use the pier last
year. The city was approached by a wedding party that
wanted to exchange vows under the Dick Suhre Pavil-
ion at the far end of the pier, and Goodchild raised the
question of what to do and how much to charge.
Rates for other areas of the county varied from
$30 for a pavilion at Coquina Beach with electricity
to $80 at DeSoto National Monument for day rates.
After conferring with City Attorney Alan Prather -
who determined the terms of the various agreements
with Manatee County, the pier franchisee and the
state of Florida would allow rental of the pier for
private groups Goodchild suggested a $250 fee
The Holmes Beach Commission last week
passed on first reading an ordinance to allow the
serving of alcohol to diners outdoors.
In order to do so, restaurants must adhere to
the following criteria:
Alcohol cannot be served between the hourS
of 10 p.m. and noon.
More than 51 percent of the restaurant's
for total pier rental not to exceed eight hours, or
$100 rental of the pavilion for up to four hours.
Goodchild further suggested that Jim and Georgia
McKee, the pier franchise holders and operators of the
popular Bridge Street Pier and Cafe restaurant, would
have the exclusive right to cater all functions at the pier.
Goodchild conducted a poll of other city commis-
sioners to gauge their feelings on the matter, with
mixed results. Mayor Connie Drescher favored partial
rental of the pier but said she would be opposed to to-
tally closing the facility to the public.
Commissioner Berneitta Kays was adamantly op-
posed to closing the pier to fishers. Other commission-
ers have not stated their views on the pier.
But a group of citizens appeared before a commis-
sion meeting to protest any change in the pier operation
that would limit access to the pier to fishers.
Of the eight residents who spoke, all said to leave
the structure as a fishing pier and do not allow special
events to take place there.
Ken Freshwater seemed to sum up the resident's
sentiments when he said, "I have 13 children, and they
all look forward to coming to the pier to fish. Why not
leave it the way it is? It's making money for the city.
Why change it? Leave it as a fishing pier."
City commissioners decided to take no action
until after a March 4 work session on the matter.
Commissioners agreed the work session would not
involve public comment but would only be a discus-
sion among themselves.as to the future of the pier,
gross sales must be from food or non-alcoholic bev-
A minimum of $5 worth of food or non-alco-
holic beverages must be purchased at each outdoor
This criteria for outdoor alcohol service is in
addition to the ordinance in effect for outdoor din-
but any formal action would have to take place at a
regular commission meeting, in which public input
would be allowed.
The March 4 work session will begin at 1 p.m. in
Anna Maria City
3/10, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
including alley vacation at 101 S. Bay Blvd.
3/5, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
3/10, 1 p.m., Commission work session on
street ends and recycling.
3/10, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., city election, Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive.-
3/11, 9 a.m., Beautification Committee
3/12, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment
3/5, 9 a.m., Fire chiefs meeting with county
administrator and staff, Manatee County Central
Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.
3/9, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
3/5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: second
reading and public hearing on adoption of new city
seal, Florida Department of Transportation mainte-
nance agreement discussion, architectural standards
discussion, update of retrofitting of streetlights in his-
toric old town area, scheduling of workshop for grants,
goals and telecommunications tower ordinance, con-
sent agenda and public comments.
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JI PAGE 4 0 MARCH 4, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
New homes offered for North Bay site
By Andrew White
Big changes are in store for the property that once
served as parking for the defunct Fast Eddie's, then
later the Anchorage and the restaurant on the Anna
Maria City Pier.
Located at the northwest corner of Pine Avenue at
North Bay Boulevard, the grounds consist of six lots
where owner Robert Byrne plans to build single-fam-
The property is currently zoned C-l, commercial.
Byrne needs to change zoning designation to residen-
tial in order to proceed with the project.
The zoning change requires an amendment to
Anna Maria's comprehensive plan.
Byrne's attorney, Garret Barnes, claimed much
public support for the change, deeming it a "win, win"
The city's planning and zoning board decided that
converting commercial properties to residential was
consistent with Anna Maria's long-term goals and
- voted unanimously to endorse the comp-plan amend-
While all agreed that building homes on the site
would be good, a problem with access to the homes still
needs to be addressed.
The northern edge of the property is bordered by
the canal entrance to Lake LaVista. The humpback
bridge there, coupled with access to the proposed
homes, would pose a blind spot and possibly danger-
ous intersection, critics say.
This had been a point of debate at a previous plan-
ning board meeting and a subsequent letter from the
engineering firm of Zoeller, Najaar & Shroyer to Pub-
lic Works Director Phil Charnock advised the city
board that no access to Bay Boulevard should be al-
lowed for the two northernmost lots.
Owner of this property
off Bay Boulevard hopes
to build single family
homes on the site.
In response Byrne proposed a private road with
access from Pine Avenue to run behind the houses.
The private road was approved by the board on the
conditions that there would be no driveways con-
structed with access on Bay Boulevard at any time and
that a homeowners association would be required to
maintain the private road.
It will be endorsed to the city commission for con-
sideration at a future date.
Another chapter in Cortez' Sunny Shores
By Jim Hanson
Sunny Shores Marina has had one crisis called
off but faces another next week with a hearing be-
fore a county regulatory board. Not counting oth-
ers in court.
On Wednesday, March 11, the Manatee County
Code Enforcement Board will hear the case the
county is trying to make against the marina and its
owner, Kris Gannon. It claims he built a dock with-
out a permit and is parking boats illegally on a lot
Gannon claims he built that dock in 1990 with
the understanding that no permit was needed, and
that he and his parents historically have stored boats
on trailers in the adjacent lot, which he contends is
actually part of the properly zoned marina property.
The hearing will be at 9 a.m. in the hearing room
on the first floor of the Administration Building, 1100
Another action planned by the county, this one fa-
vorable to Gannon, has been put off indefinitely. In it,
the county commission initiated a zoning change to
bring the zoning current with the property's use as it
has existed for years.
It was set for hearing before the county commis-
sion in late February, but the whole matter was dropped
for now, said planning administrator Robert Pederson,
until Gannon and the state clear up ownership of the
land under the marina.
That's another issue entirely, one that must be
cleared up by the courts, said Ted Murray, chief en-
forcement officer on the Gulf Coast for the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection.
The state says it owns the submerged lands under
the man-made structures over the water and has de-
manded Gannon pay lease fees, starting years ago.
Gannon insists that he owns the lands since his
family owned the marina before legislation giving the
state ownership. So he sued the state to quiet title to
the submerged lands, which he estimates at 2 1/2
acres, counting the channel dredged to the main chan-
nel 200 yards away and the marina's basin itself.
That is out of Murray's hands, says the of-
ficer, and is at the office of the department's gen-
Also with the counsel in Tallahassee await-
ing decision on what to do about it is the
department's claim that Gannon did work with-
out a state permit and still other work that ex-
ceeded a permit that he did have.
Holmes Beach restaurant opens without city OK
By Pat Copeland
Despite being told they cannot do business until
Holmes Beach officials get a new site plan, Marco Polo's
Pizza opened its doors to customers Friday, Feb. 27.
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes said Mon-
day that City Attorney Patricia Petruff is researching
the city's options for action.
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week ap-
proved shared parking for the restaurant in the Anna Maria
CentreShops on East Bay Drive. However, they told
owner Tracey Glamer and manager Jesse Mullen that the
business cannot open without site plan approval.
-A site plan is required because the restaurant ex-
panded into the adjacent storefront, creating the need
The doors were open
over the weekend of
Feb. 28-March I at ,
SMarco Polo's in the
Anna Maria Centre in I--
spite of city orders to i
Bonner Presswood I
for more parking. In addition, the new owners moved
the restaurant's ice cream operation to another store-
front in the same center, compounding their parking
Restaurants are required to provide more parking than
retail stores and with the expansion of one facility and the
addition of the new ice cream store, the shopping center
allotment of parking falls short of the need.
The shopping center's owner, Benderson Develop-
ment, is responsible for providing the site plan. Bob
Spanos, the company's construction manager, said that
won't happen until the company comes to some agree-
ment with Glamer and Mullen about use of the restaurant.
"The city has stopped us from continuing our busi-
ness, so we're losing everything we have right now,"
said Mullen. "Benderson's not following the rules in
submitting the documents we requested from them 11
days ago. We want to know if we can have a temporary
license to open our business because we are licensed."
"Do I understand that if we approve this shared
parking you intend to open?" Commissioner Ron
"Absolutely," Mullen replied.
"What about the stop work order and the site plan?"
"That's Benderson's problem, not ours." Mullen
said. "It's the responsibility of the property owner to
comply with the codes."
Duennes said he needs a floor plan showing the
expansion of the business and a site plan application.
"They brought us a pencil drawing and we don't
accept those," Spanos noted. "There's another issue.
We're not happy with the plan because there are things
in there that aren't allowed in the [lease] use clause,
such as pool tables."
Spanos said he would bring the plan to the city
"when they bring it to me."
"We have a lease with Benderson," Mullen said.
"Their property manager didn't tell them exactly what
we made our deal to do. We spent $30,000 to renovate
our business, thinking we were right. We're in a mall
with exposure to hundreds of people. Who in their right
mind thinks we can put in a bar or expand a pizzeria and
add pool tables and think the owners aren't going to
"We can approve your shared parking, but you
need to understand that you're not allowed to open until
you settle your problems with your landlord," Commis-
sioner Carol Whitmore stressed.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 4, 1998 N PAGE 5 |]
for Mayor of Homes Beach
"I met Carol 28
years ago. We loved
the Island then as
we do now. I am
certain that Carol
is dedicated to.
keeping ihe Island
the way we have all
grown to love ... as
this little paradise."
25-year resident Former
owner of Faucet Plumbing
"Carol has a good
sense for business
and realizes that
Islanders have to
make a living too."
Owner of West Coast Surf Shop
"She gets the job done."
"We feel Carol
has the Islands'
best interest at
Ted & Cathy Geerhaerts
1 1-year residents
"I support Carol
cares about the
city and will
35-year property owner
Employed at Home Hardware
Sharon & Billy Allen
"I have known Carol
for many years. I like
her integrity and 'know
the city will be in good
hands with her as
Former owner of Flower Garden
PLEASE VOTE CAROL WHITMORE
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
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Unlike this year's Anna Maria election, voters in
Holmes Beach have choices to make on March 10.
Three candidates are vying for the seat vacated by
Mayor Bob VanWagoner. His controversial adminis-
tration is possibly the reason why two incumbent com-
missioners, Carol Whitmore and Ron Robinson, chose
not to run for re-election, winding up in opposition for
the mayor's seat.
Also in the running is Joy Courtney, making her
second bid for the mayor's seat. Her last attempt failed
in the same election husband Luke won a commission
seat three years ago. Voters rejected the dual Courtney
ballot then and we expect the same this go-round.
For a better reason, the Courtneys threatened to sue
the city over rental regulations in the past, and Luke
engaged in two-plus years of commission discussion
and voting before filing a conflict of interest as a mo-
tel-rental property owner.
Joy avoided questions on this subject at our forum,
leading us to believe the conflict regarding their rental
practices should be resolved before we consider voting
for yet another Courtney. We don't look forward to that
lawsuit any more than a husband-wife team co-legis-
lating their agenda as mayor-commissioner.
And while the mayor doesn't vote in Holmes
Beach, the office carries veto power and more impor-
tantly, with this form of city government, the mayor
freely lobbies other commission members on matters
up for consideration out of the "sunshine" contrary
to the intent of Florida's open government law.
Ron Robinson offers excellent credentials but he's
been nearly invisible during his two years on the com-
mission. He pushed to resolve issues but couldn't get
support from a divided commission. Few people rec-
ognize his name as a result, slimming his chances for
the mayoral seat.
If popularity, quantity of signs and contributions
translate to votes, Whitmore will be our next mayor.
Having served seven years on the commission,
she's acutely aware of what the city faces in the future
and where it's been. We believe that with a teenage
daughter, she'll be a strong advocate for children. We
hope she'll work out problems with the city hall archi-
tect to provide a full-size soccer field. We believe she'll
press for infrastructure dollars and grants to provide
improved drainage. We hope she can utilize her people
skills to improve employee relations within the city.
Certainly, she'll act on the advice of the attorneys and
work to resolve problems associated with the cell
Whitmore has the experience, the temperament and
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the historical perspective sans special interests to
become a leader. Something Holmes Beach needs.
We endorse Carol Whitmore for mayor.
For the city commission, with two seats expired
and no incumbent, four relative newcomers yet not
unknowns have stepped forward to serve the city.
Sandy hias-Martens has served the Anna Maria
Fire District as an elected commissioner. Mike
Heistand was a public works employee, foreman and
then code enforcement officer. He resigned and was a
candidate for mayor two years ago. Attorney Roger
Lutz narrowly lost a commission seat in 1995 and has
served on the code enforcement board.
We endorse Haas-Martens and Lutz.
Heistand could do a good job and we'd welcome
his common-sense approach, but he's been outdone by,
his opponents' expertise this time around.
Joan Perry is knowledgable, thoughtful and well
spoken on most issues, but she has a lawsuit against the
city with regard to the cell tower and that puts a sour
taste in our mouth.
Haas-Martens is respected for seven years' service
on the fire commission, through times of growth and a
major consolidation. With excellent banking and busi-
ness credentials, we hope Haas-Martens can bring
greater fiscal responsibility and better planning to the
Lutz will provide a voice of intellectual reasoning
to the commission, particularly with his lawyer's in-
sight and decision-making ability. He offers a critical
means to avoid future lawsuits such as the city now
He struck a chord when he told us that his drive
home each day from his office through a greatly
improved and beautified Bradenton Beach prompts
him to seek beautification of Holmes Beach. New street
signs, street lights and a 1990s sign ordinance could go
a long way.
We endorse Sandy Haas-Martens and Roger Lutz
for two-year terms on the Holmes Beach commission.
'Poor solution' for humpbacks -
Once again the Anna Maria City Commission
has demonstrated poor problem-solving skills con-
cerning the issue with our two humpback bridges in
The problem: Reportedly too many drivers are
not respecting the 15-mph speed limit on the
The obvious solution: Enforce the speed limit or
find out why it is not being enforced and take appro-
The commission solution: Erect stop signs at the
top of the humpback bridges.
Following is why this is a poor solution:
I) If our police are not enforcing the 15-mph
speed limit, who is going to enforce the stop signs?
2) Law-abiding residents (the vast majority),
who already respect the speed limit, now have to
stop on the bridge. The same people who don't re-
spect the speed limit won't stop either. The end re-
sult is you have not solved anything and you are
making people who pose no threat to our safety stop
on top of the bridge.
3) We need less signs in Anna Maria, not more.
Problem solving like most talents is improved
through education and practice. Our city commission
would do well to involve itself in a problem-solving
workshop. Not only would the commission benefit,
but the residents would see more efficient and effec-
tive solutions to our problems.
Dale Woodland, Anna Maria
Not bridges' fault
This is in response to Mr. Hein's comment (Is-
lander Feb. 25) about the traffic hold-ups on Island
bridges during weekends.
These hold-ups are due primarily to heavy traf-
fic trying to get to the Island beaches, not bridge
openings as he implied.
A multi-lane, fixed-span bridge would not solve
this problem simply because Gulf Drive will only
accommodate so many vehicles. It is a two-lane
street and will always be.
Ted Von Tress, Bradenton
I YOUR OP9NI
THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Part 1, The Secret Life of Marion Colman
by June Alder
This wide-eyed little girl grew up to be a force to reckon with in the history of
Anna Maria Island.
A WOMAN OF
I met Marion Colman at a holiday
dinner some time in the 1960s when I
was spending the Christmas season
with my mother in Holmes Beach. Our
hosts were Clarence and Blanche Hall
who had been friends and colleagues of
my parents before I was born. Our fami-
lies lived in the same block in Chicago.
Mother lent Blanche my baby carriage
to use for her two daughters.
Through the years I came to know
well most of the members of the Hall/
Bean clan who usually gravitated to
Anna Maria Island at Christmastime.
At that long-ago dinner I wondered
who that quiet person sitting in a corner
of the living room was. She seemed the
stereotypical maiden aunt. Shy, dowdy,
a bit odd.
She was "Cousin Marion," the only
child of George and Lula Colman, el-
dest daughter of George E. Bean, first
Island homesteader more than a century
ago. I learned that she had lived on the
Island since 1930. She was a charter
member of the reorganized Roser Me-
morial Church congregation in 1939. I
grew familiar with seeing her in the
right front pew of the church on Sunday
mornings. Occasionally I said hello to
I never got to know her well in
fact, I realize now I didn't know her at
Last fall when.I began writing col-
umns about the Anna Maria Island of
the 1930s, I thought what a pity it was
I'd never interviewed her before her
death in 1988.
I knew that Miriam Rozeman,
former administrator of Roser church,
had cared for Marion in her declining
years. I recalled she had "inherited" a
voluminous quantity of papers Marion
had stored away in her little house over
the years. On the spur of the moment I
put in a telephone call to her in Rich-
Good friend Miriam sorted through
those papers for me and found treasure.
In tiny handwriting, on sheets of
stained notebook paper, backs of used
envelopes and the margins of old letters
- one was from the Readers Digest, of
which her cousin Clarence Hall had been
an editor Marion had written her re-
markable and intimate autobiography.
It reveals the youthful Marion few
Islanders know about. Theologian and
scholar (holder of two advanced de-
grees from Boston University). College
athlete. Sensitive author, poet and mu-
sician. Editor at the prestigious
Scribners publishing firm. Worker in a
munitions factory during World War I.
Teacher in a pioneer college in the Ken-
tucky mountains. Personal secretary to
renowned political columnist Walter
She was a-woman of great depth, a
woman of passion. Simply astounding.
It was an honor for me to put the
bits and pieces of her memoirs together
for readers of this column in the weeks
to come. Sometimes you will have to
read between the lines, for Marion was
modest to a fault, omitting much.
For example, she never mentioned
that she gave up her promising teaching
career to care for her terminally ill fa-
ther on his beloved Anna Maria Island,
where he had hunted and fished and
wooed his wife-to-be in the 1880s.
Marion was a special person,
someone Islanders of today should
come to know.
Next: 'Sick, ain't it?'
the neighbor cooed
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What began with a single jar on the counter at
Island Auto Body has turned into a program bring-
ing important funds to Anna Maria -Elementary
The program, called "Pennies from Heaven,"
puts unwanted or forgotten pennies to good use.
Residents and visitors alike are invited to
contribute. The biggest donation so far has been
by a Mrs. Cassidy, who brought $150 in pennies
to the collection all the way from St. Paul, Minn.
To be a part of "Pennies from Heaven," stop
by the office at Anna Maria school any time dur-
ing business hours and drop your donation into
If you would like pennies picked up at your
home, call Manuel Huerta at 778-4497, or John
Bacich at 778-1626.
The pennies are being saved for a final count
and an announcement at the end of the school
Getting big donations by the penny are, from left,
principal Jim Kronus, Manuel Huerta, John
Bacich, and teacher Patricia Wagner. Islander
Photo: Andrew White
Fast Eddie's art still available
Response has been good, but there are still some
sketches looking to be married to their subjects.
Fast Eddie's "Charter Members Club" was an in-
formal organization established at the former Anna
Maria restaurant by then-owner Eddie Porter. As a
member, a pencil portrait was drawn by artist Jerry
Lang and hung in the restaurant. -
Frank Davis acquired the portraits before Fast
Eddie's-then-Anchorage was demolished last year.
He's found many portrait subjects but he's still look-
ing for some, offering the drawings to those who posed.
"Rather than have them end up in a trash barrel, I
thought a lot of people would like to have them so I bought
them all," Davis said. "They can have them free."
Davis belonged to the Charter Member Club, and
said Fast Eddie occasionally gave members a free drink
or other special note of appreciation for their loyalty
over the years.
"The artist did a good job," Davis said. "It would
cost big money to have this done at that quality. Maybe
friends or relatives would appreciate drawings of loved
ones. These are part of the heritage of the Island, and
any that are left over I'll give to the Anna Maria Island
Anyone interested will find the collection at
Davis' Island Real Estate, 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, or call Davis at 778-6066.
Anna Maria fire
An Anna Maria fire engine was severely damaged
and may have to be totaled after being hit by a car in
Oceola County Friday, Feb. 27, Fire Chief Andy Price
The engine and four firefighters from the Anna
Maria district were in Kissimmee to aid victims of last
week's devastating tornadoes.
"There was a temporary fire station, basically a trailer
with a cover, and all of the engines except ours were in
there," Price explained. "There was no room for our en-
gine, so it was parked about 75 feet off the road. About 3
a.m., a driver lost control of his car and hit it."
The engine was taken to the manufacturer, E-One,
in Osceola. An insurance adjuster is expected to deter-
mine damages within the week.
"It's in bad shape," Price said. "It may have to be
Price said the district has a fire engine for backup
and also has other sources for borrowing engines.
New sail racing rules to
be discussed Tuesday
New rules governing sailboat racing will be
the subject of a free public workshop at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Manatee Sea-
food Grill at Regatta Point, Palmetto.
"On the Water, Rules 10-22" will be the
main topic discussed by Henry Moore of
Tampa, twice fleet captain of the Davis Island
Yacht Club. The workshop is sponsored by the
Manatee Sailing Association. Further informa-
tion is available at 792-3526.
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Tickets available for March 14 Tour of Homes
Elegant interiors, "classic cracker" and contempo-
rary architectures, and stunning water views will be
open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
March 14, during the fifth annual Anna Maria Island
Tour of Homes.
The 1998 tour will feature two residences in
Holmes Beach and three in Anna Maria City. A tempt-
ing garden-setting luncheon and a gift boutique offer-
ing original arts and crafts and culinary delights will
also be available. All proceeds will benefit the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
The brainchild of Center supporter Zita Gavin of
Anna Maria, who produced the first tour with Anne
Abgott, now of Cortez, the Tour of Homes traditionally
earns about $12,000 for the Center. Gavin's on-tour
boutique concept has been expanded each year, offer-
ing patrons a chance to linger at one of the select prop-
erties and take home fine foods and unique gifts.
Herta Bowes of Holmes Beach chairs the event for
the fourth year. Linda Loken of Anna Maria is co-chair
for the second year. They are joined by dozens of vol-
unteers, many of whom have faithfully taken respon-
sibility for event coordinating since 1994.
The homes on tour
The first stop on the tour features the remodeled
1960s Holmes Beach residence of Marlene and Frank
Derfler, 539 Key Royale Drive. A waterfall, five foun-
tains and an open interior that supports the lifestyle of
a modern family blend with a captivating view of
A stone's throw from the beach with Gulf breezes
and spectacular sunsets, Penny and John Reinholz's
townhouse at 6618 Gulf Drive is the perfect solution
for a cozy tropical hideaway. Furnishings of old and
new showcase the talented owners' handiwork.
The 2,400-square-foot Anna Maria home of Jeff
and Ingrid Troesch, 316 Tarpon St., was completed last
May. The great room overlooks Bimini Bay and pro-
vides a peek-a-boo view of the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge through four sets of French doors.
"El Zeferro III," the wind, Pat and Tom Lehnen's
classic cracker homestead at 304 Poinsettia Road, of-
fers beautiful simplicity in a native Florida environ-
ment. Island Tropical Treasures, the tour's caf6 and
boutique, finds its home at this site.
The final stop, at 511 Loquat Drive, belongs to
Susan Lewis-Servis and Bill Servis whose contempo-
rary, cheerful retreat is surrounded by lush palms and
The owners are avid collectors of American an-
tiques and original American artworks.
Tickets for the home tour will be $10 per person in
advance, increasing to $12 on the day of the tour,
In Bradenton Beach, tickets are available at the
Beach House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, and Two
Sides of Nature, 119 Bridge St.
Holmes Beach locations include Island Discount
Tackle, 3240 E. Bay Drive; Crowder Bros. Hardware,
A special award was
presented to Holmes ..
Beach resident Bill Lyle,
flanked by Mayor Bob .
VanWagoner, left, and
Police Chief Jay Romine,
last week. Lyle helped
police apprehend a
juvenile charged with
burglarizing the home of
Mr. and Mrs. John '
Crawford of Key Royale.
After his arrest, the
juvenile admitted to taking
hundreds of dollars in
fishing equipment from
the Crawford's home, all
of which was recovered.
Pat Copeland. .
3352 E. Bay Drive; First National Bank of Manatee,
5324 Gulf Drive; LaPensee Plumbing, 5348 Gulf
Drive; and The Islander Bystander, Sand Dollar Gift
Shop and Home True Value Hardware, all located in
the Island Shopping Center at 5400 Marina Drive.
Anna Maria outlets include AMI West, 9801 Gulf
Drive; Two Sides of Nature, 9908 Gulf Drive; Beach-
Style Sportswear, 10010 Gulf Drive; the Sandbar, 100
Spring Ave; Lor-Ell's Hair Designs, 401 Pine Ave.;
and the Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
On Longboat Key, Longboat Super Package, 6850'
Gulf of Mexico Drive, and The Centre Market, 5370
Gulf of Mexico Drive, have tickets.
Bradenton outlets include Westbay Athletic Club,
6500 Manatee Ave. W.; Lively Kitchens and Gifts, 7232
Manatee Ave. W.; Ted's Hair Studio, 7107 15th Ave.
N.W.; and Flowers by Don, 2715 Manatee Ave. W.
For more information, call the Anna Maria Island
Community Center at 778-1908.
Pd. Pol. Adv., Paid by the campaign account of Roger Lutz
CAROL'S COMMITTED TO:
Restoring integrity to the Mayor's office
Improving relations with Manatee County
and other state and local agencies
Balancing federally mandated laws with the
ambiance of our Island
Working with the community to improve
the city's appearance, such as right of ways
Assisting the commission to utilize the
as"City field" to best serve all the residents
Functioning as the administrator of the
city in cooperation with the commission
for the betterment of Holmes Beach
Carol Whitmore has lived on the Island for 29 years and
has served on the City Commission for the past seven years.
She is a registered nurse and a licensed risk manager. Carol
also served as president of the Aids Council of Manatee
County in 1995 and '96 and helped write a $200,000 federal
grant to assist local Aids patients. She currently is adminis-
trator of husband Andre Renard's surgical practice. Her
daughter Janae attends Manatee High School.
Please vote for Carol Whitmore on March 10 for Mayor of
Pd. Pol. Adv., Paid for by the Campaign to Elect Carol Whitmore as Mayor
The experience needed
for sensible and efficient
I WILL WORK TO:
1. Get the City out of costly,
2. Beautify the City
3. Improve drainage
4. Ensure fair and impartial
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Pressed flowers class at
A three-session beginners' class in the art of
flower pressing will be offered at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 17 and
24. Instructor Beverly Filka will teach participants to
create bookmarks, note cards, gift tags and more. The
class fee will be $27 with starter kits available at a
Class size will be limited. To pre-register and ob-
tain a supplies list, call the Center at 778-1908.
Spaghetti dinner at
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will serve
a spaghetti dinner for the public from 5 until 8 p.m. Sat-
urday, March 7, at 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Diners may eat in the air-conditioned banquet
room or order ahead and take out. The menu will be
spaghetti, bread, salad and drinks, with desserts avail-
able. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in ad-
vance by calling 778-1638 or 778-5427 at $4 for
adults, $2 for children under 6.
Yard sale coming to
Roser Church Saturday
The Roser Memorial Community Church's Mis-
sion Committee will sponsor a yard sale Saturday,
March 7, in the church parking lot at 511 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria City. Proceeds will go to mission projects
and disaster victims. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. Further information, 778-1126.
Fish fry Saturday in Cortez
Traditional Cortez fare will be served up Saturday,
March 7 in Cortez at an evening fish fry.
Planned at the Cortez Community Center, 4517
123rd St. Ct. W., the event will take place from 4:30-
7:30 p.m. Dinner menu includes mullet, grits, baked
beans, cole slaw and hushpuppies for $5. Proceeds will
go to the Anna Maria Fire District Cadets and the
Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage.
For more information, call 794-1249.
Roser Guild lunch Tuesday
The Women's Guild of Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will meet on Tues-
day, March 10, for lunch and a program on "thrift shop-
ping," with models from the guild joined by music.
For reservations, call Clara Schoellig from Lydia
March 5, 12
Professional dance instructor Robin Rhodes will
offer a mini-course on the rumba and the chacha from
7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and March 12, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
Couples and singles are welcome. The cost will be
$8 per person per class. For more information, call
Art exhibits at library
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, invites the public to view exhibits by
three artists on display during March.
Delores Engler, affiliated with arts organizations in
Florida and Ohio, will display some of her watercolors.
An invitation by the mayor of Steyr, Australia, to present
a one-woman show is among her proudest moments.
Watercolors by another Ohio resident, Mary Jane
Hemmelgar, who spends winters in Bradenton Beach,
will also be shown. She began painting five years ago
and has already won several awards in Ohio shows.
Anna Maria artist and private instructor Debron
Keller-McCartney will present some of her pottery
pieces. She enjoys encouraging others to discover the
versatility of clay and "the joy of creating a unique
vessel or functional piece."
For more information, call the library at 778-6341.
Sings along at 104
Rose Susan Strahm, formerly of Bradenton Beach,
welcomes admirers at the Just Like Home assisted
care facility in Bradenton, where she awaits her
105th birthday. The Snowbirds Barbershop Quartet
serenaded her in a surprise visit, and she joined
them to make a fifth in their four-part harmony. With
her are, left to right, Merrill Brown, John Dawson,
Erd Dahl and Paul Bravo. Ms. Strahm was a long-
time resident of the Pines Trailer Park in Bradenton
Reservations due for
Off Stage lunch
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players will
hold their monthly luncheon meeting Wednesday,
March 11, at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead
Island Road, Palmetto. Reservations are required by
Friday, March 6, by calling Ruth Stevens, 794-2188.
Members may invite guests.
Lunch will be preceded by a social hour starting at
11:30 a.m. The program will include a members' fash-
ion show coordinated by Patchington of Manatee West
Shopping Center, Bradenton. Anyone interested in
membership in the Off Stage Ladies may contact
Marilyn Moroni at 778-0030
Island gallery announces
Three members of Island Gallery West, an artists
cooperative at 5348 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will
present demonstrations of their work for the public
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Lee Mears
will demonstrate handmade paper, Irene Murphy will
present Indian beading and quilting, and Betty Smith
will show doll making. The artists will be available for
A special exhibit, "Soft and Expressive," will open
at Island Gallery West Friday, March 6, running
through May 4. The works of local and regional artists
will include watercolor, acrylics, porcelain, raky, bas-
ketry, photography, Indian beadwork, quilting, stained
glass, mosaic, fabric art, and stone, wood and clay
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. For more information, call 778-
New service at Gloria Dei
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, will hold a weekly "Service of Praise"
at 5 p.m. Saturday beginning March 7. Guitar music
will be presented by Rob Roberts. Everyone is wel-
come. For more information, call the church at 778-
Exhibit opens at LBK
Education Center Sunday
The Gallery at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, will host a reception
from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, to open an exhibit
of visual art works created by those taking classes dur-
ing the Education Center's three 1997-98 terms.
The exhibit will be on display through March 26.
Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Thursday. Admission is open to the public. For
more information, call 383-8811.
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'Other Half Loves' coming to Island
The Island Players will present "How the Other Half
Loves" this month with a record three co-producers.
The play by Allen Ayckbourn will run from March
13 to 29 at the Island Players Theatre, Gulf Drive and
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria City.
Co-production arrangements bring sponsors into
the picture to help offset the costs of production, a pro-
gram reintroduced by the Players this season after a
lapse of some years.
"How the Other Half Loves" has three co-produc-
ers: Shells restaurant, Island Real Estate and
Director Geoffrey Todd says that basic to the
play's success is that "a cover-up may well cause more
trouble than the offense."
It has three couples, the men all working for the
same firm, and a younger man who has an affair with
the boss' wife. When the lovers try to explain being out
so late, they concoct a story about helping save the third
couple's marriage. Complications multiply.
The couples are portrayed by David Kilburn and Jo
Kendall, David Haynes and Pamela Hopkins, William
Softball for Lou Saturday
A softball game in memory of the late Lou Fiorentino
will be held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, on the
field behind Holmes Beach City Hall, 5901 Marina Drive.
Everyone is invited. A minimum $10 donation per player
will be requested. For more information, call 778-3909.
"Marty" Martin and Tami Vaughan. Grace Cooper is
stage manager, Art Ballman set designer.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. except for two Sunday
matinees at 2 p.m., with the final performance Sunday,
March 29, at 8 p.m., and no performances on Mondays.
Tickets are $12 each or $50 for the five-play season.
The box office will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. start-
ing this week, and an hour before the performance during
the run of the play. More information, call 778-5755.
The Island Poet
Most folks who come down south to
spend their remaining years,
Will leave their children and friends in a
flood of tears.
'Cause what really bothers them the most
as they go away,
Is that they won't be seeing them for
many a day.
But when they get to their new home and
have an extra room,
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Mabel 'Mag' McKee
Mabel "Mag" McKee, 77, of Holmes Beach died
Feb. 26 in Blake Medical Center.
A memorial service was held March 2 at Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Holmes Beach, with the Rev.
Doug Pareti officiating. Memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Bradenton, c/o Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla.
Born in St. Louis, Mrs. McKee came to Manatee
County from Champaign, Ill., in 1992. She was a
homemaker and a Methodist.
She is survived by her husband, James; three sons,
Tarry of Holmes Beach, John of Urbana, Ill., and James
R. of Bradenton Beach; nine grandchildren; and seven
Mary Edith Wall
Mary Edith Wall, 74, of Bradenton died Feb. 22
in Greenbriar Nursing Center.
Services were held Feb. 26. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Congregational Church of Christ,
3700 26th St. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34205. Direct Ser-
vice/Sun Coast Crematory was in charge of arrange-
Born in Dewitt, Iowa, Mrs. Wall came to Manatee
County from there in 1984. She was a homemaker and
member of Congregational Church of Christ. She was
a member of Moose Lodge No. 2188 in Bradenton
Beach, Order of the Eastern Star, and Fairlane Acres
Mobile Home Park Shuffleboard Club.
Surviving are her husband, Lester Eugene; a
daughter, Cheryl Smith of Enon, Ohio; three sons,
Gene, of Donahue, Iowa, Nick of Eldridge, Iowa, and
Wayne Richard of Clinton, Ohio; two sisters, Catherine
Jacobson of Clinton and Winnfred McLimon of
Dewitt; a brother, Dean Wallace of Clinton; and 13
Kathryn Wholey, 82, of New Orleans and formerly
of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 19 in New Orleans.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas U.
Wholey Memorial Fund, c/o Cynthia Milne, Andover
Bank, 61 Main St., Andover, Mass. 01810.
Born in Lawrence, Mass., Mrs. Wholey and her
husband retired to Holmes Beach from Andover in
1979. They moved to New Orleans in 1996.
A graduate of Boston City Hospital School of
Nursing, Mrs. Wholey was a registered nurse and
worked with her husband in his general practice in
Andover. She was a member of the board of directors
and a volunteer at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen,
Mass. She was a member of the Shawsheen Village
Women's Club and was active in the parent-teachers
associations of Shawsheen School, Andover and Our
Lady of Nazareth Academy, Wakefield.
She is survived by her husband, John J. Wholey,
M.D., of New Orleans; two daughters, Ann Wholey-
Bisesi of Philadelphia, Penn., and Jane Wholey of New
Orleans; and four grandchildren.
Edith Wolodzko, 78, of Cortez died Feb. 25 at
Visitation and services were held last weekend at
Shannon Funeral Home, Bradenton, with the Rev.
Larry Pritchett officiating. Memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.
Born in Lorain, Ohio, Mrs. Wolodzko came to
Manatee County from there in 1957. She was a retired
receptionist for A.P. Bell Fish Co. in Cortez and was
a member of Sheffield Flying Club in Ohio and Frater-
nal Order of Eagles.
She is survived by two daughters, Ruth Ann
Arduengo of Bradenton and Janet Eubanks of Orlando;
a son, John of Palmetto; a sister, Rose Messer of
Tampa; a brother, Al Palella Tate of Anna Maria; three
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
James Joseph Zerby
James Joseph Zerby, 82, of Holmes Beach died
Feb. 28 in Blake Medical Center.
Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Roser
Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Service is at 11 a.m. at Roser Church, with the
Rev. Wayne D. Kirk officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salva-
tion Army, P.O. Box 1179, Bradenton, Fla. 34206, or
to Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, Fla. 34216. Shannon Funeral Home,
Westview Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Middletown, Ohio, Mr. Zerby came to
Manatee County from Wright Patterson Air Force Base
in 1952. He was a retired industrial engineer for Gen-
eral Motors in Ohio, a former U.S. Post Office worker
in Bradenton Beach and a former cucumber farmer in
the Terra Ceia area. He was mayor of Holmes Beach
from 1974 to 1978 and was city clerk for Bradenton
Beach in the 1950s. He attended Roser Church. He was
a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of World War II. He was
a former Shriner and Rotarian.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons,
Frank K. Mitchell of Seattle, David E. Mitchell of
Anna Maria, and Timothy A. Mitchell or Deerfield
Beach; and several grandchildren and great-grandchil-
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Candidates spar in Holmes Beach
mayoral, commission forum
By Pat Copeland
Everything from cellular telephone towers to
density of Holmes Beach was fair game for three
mayoral and four commission candidates at last
week's Islander Bystander candidates forum, mod-
erated by Publisher Bonner Presswood.
More than 125 residents attended the forum to
hear mayoral candidates Joy Courtney and current
commissioners Ron Robinson and Carol Whitmore.
Commission hopefuls include Sandy Haas-Martens,
Mike Heistand, Roger Lutz and Joan Perry.
The election will be March 10. The polling place
will be the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Poll is open
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Qualifications for office
In opening remarks, each candidate stated his/
her qualifications, experience, civic and government
Courtney cited her concern about the people's
right of referendum on the cell tower issue.
Robinson stressed the importance of having a good
working relationship with the commission.
Whitmore pointed to her experience as a commis-
sioner and ability to be a team player.
Haas-Martens noted her experience in banking,
management, real estate and as a fire commissioner.
Heistand said he wants to establish a more common
sense government and give the power back to the
people. Lutz said his experience as a lawyer and
manager would get the city moving in the right di-
rection. Perry cited her skills in developing govern-
ment projects and working with people.
Islander Bystander questions
In rotating order, candidates responded to ques-
tions posed in last week's issue of the Islander By-
stander, then to questions from the audience.
Candidates fielded questions from the audience during The Islander Bystander's candidate forum.
What solution do you foresee in providing a
cellular phone tower?
Perry: "We have to have laws in place because
there's nothing in the telecommunications act that
says you have to give your city away or declare it an
essential service. I think we can reach a consensus
that will make everyone happy."
Lutz: "We need cellular telephones. I'm as op-
posed to big ugly towers as anybody. The commis-
sion and mayor didn't do the smartest thing when
this started. We need to try to make a deal and move
Heistand: "We really have to have a cellular
phone tower on this Island. Get it settled ASAP. I'd.
like to explore the option of building a tower with
the city's infrastructure money and renting it back to
Haas-Martens: "We need a tower because there
are dead areas and our fire department cannot reach
the north end of the Island. Build it on city land so
the city can get the income and use it for fire and
Whitmore: "We will have a cellular tower and it
will probably be at Smith Realty. We have passed an
ordinance that designates spots in the city where fu-
ture towers can be placed and establishes criteria."
Robinson: "The tower issue will be settled by a
judge. The commission followed the law when it
made the decision on the referendum."
Courtney: "The only hope for the current mess
is for the commission to allow the referendum. If the
referendum is approved, the people are back in con-
trol of location and we can put a cellular tower in the
least obtrusive area of the city. The next step is to get
the declaration of cellular service as an essential
service off the books as soon as possible."
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What will your role be as mayor in regard to
advisory boards, i.e. planning and code enforce-
Whitmore: "I will select people in the community
who are interested in being involved."
Courtney: "My first job is to get good people and
my second job is to listen to what they have to say."
Robinson: "My role will be to select the most
qualified people I can find. I expect those boards to be
As mayor candidates, what is your opinion of
increased staffing during the past two administra-
tions in the police, public works and general govern-
Courtney: "My administration will have to deal
with the cards that have been dealt and it will do so very
efficiently and effectively."
Robinson: "I did not vote to add any police offic-
ers. One of the problems in the past is getting staff sup-
port and I'll provide that.
Whitmore: "I don't think a lot of it was necessary.
The commission was not given any input before the
mayor created and filled positions."
What is your position on adding a soccer field
to the agreement with the county for installation of
a Babe Ruth field at city hall?
All candidates are in favor of adding a soccer field.
What is your opinion of the outdoor dining re-
straints regarding seating?
Lutz: "The city ought to lighten up on this. It's
gone a little overboard on seating and parking."
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Perry: "There's already an ordinance on this. The
only problem I see may be with the percentages of food
Courtney: "After 8 p.m. people are not coming for
dinner, so if there are any problems, I would suggest
ending it at 8:30 instead of 10 p.m."
Robinson: "Restaurants object to the $100 site plan
review fee. I tried to get the commission to change that
but they refused."
Whitmore: "I was against it at first but after people
told me I was wrong, I support it."
Haas-Martens: "Outdoor dining is great and the
restrictions are fine. Let's try it and see."
Heistand: "It would have to be solved on an indi-
vidual basis depending on the restaurant's circum-
Will you favor collecting a share of the school
tax funding again for city infrastructure if a pro-
posed five-year extension is approved?
Perry, Lutz and Robinson said if the tax is ear-
marked for the schools, that's where it should be used.
Courtney, Whitmore and Haas-Martens said the
city should continue to keep its share of the money for
Heistand said if all the other cities and the county
take a share, the city should also.
Can you revive the Island Transportation Plan-
ning Organization and become more aggressive re-
garding the future rehabilitation of the Anna Maria
Bridge to include safety and bicycle lanes?
Courtney: "There will be a $1.1 million repair of
the bridge and the city should get involved in the pro-
Robertson: "If we have projects we want done, we
have to sell them and I have the experience to do that."
Whitmore: "The first step with the ITPO is to have
a different mayor and improve relations with the other
mayors. You have to work as a team with all the agen-
cies rather than make demands."
Haas-Martens: "The bridge needs a lot of work and
safety lanes. You can get a lot more with honey than
vinegar. You have to work with people."
Heistand: "I was for the bridge but as an elected of-
ficial, I have to go with what the majority of the people
want. We need to keep an eye on the repair plans."
Lutz: "We should work with the cities, county and
state and do everything we can to keep a harmonious
relationship. When you beat up someone like the
Florida Department of Transportation publicly and in
litigation, it may be hard for them to spring for $1 mil-
lion to fix our bridge."
Perry: "It's not the commission's position to revive
the ITPO, but I think it can work if we have people who
are listening and work on developing consensus-build-
ing skills. The bridge definitely needs deck repair, and
the chance to save millions of dollars by adding bike
lanes without endangering the seagrasses and manatee
habitat is an excellent idea."
Questions from the audience
Would you welcome and encourage the return
of the Privateers to the Island? What is your posi-
tion on parking RVs in the city?
All candidates favored asking the Privateers to re-
turn to the Island.
Perry: "We have a trailer ordinance with poor lan-
guage. People say they don't want to see trailers and
RVs parked in front yards."
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Lutz: "There has to be some reasonable criteria for
parking trailers in the city."
Heistand: "I originally submitted an ordinance to
the city attorney because the one we had was discrimi-
natory and when I got it back, I couldn't recognize it."
Haas-Martens: "The trailer ordinance needs work."
Whitmore: "We're working on the trailer ordi-
nance and have made some changes to it."
Robinson: "I thought the first ordinance was rea-
sonable but the commission changed it so that people
can do anything they want."
Courtney: "The commission came up with an or-
dinance and it had problems. They fixed it so it's ame-
nable but still has some meat."
Under what conditions would you allow a
greater density for development in Holmes Beach?
All replied there are none.
If the planner recommends an increase in den-
sity for any area of the city would you support it?
(The city has contracted with an engineering firm
with planning capabilities to use for individual
projects as needed.)
Whitmore: "It will be up to the commission to de-
Haas-Martens: "I don't want any increase in den-
.Heistand: "I agree with the idea of a planner but if
he recommends an increase in density, no way."
Lutz: "If I was on the commission, it wouldn't need
a planner, because I could plan this."
Perry: "A planner works with you. I'd be willing
to look at all the issues but I doubt if he would come
up with any increase in density because this is a frag-
ile barrier island."
Courtney: "I'll listen to what he has to say, but our
responsibility is to listen to what the people want. This
is changing the infrastructure of the whole commu-
Robinson: "I think it's good to use planners when
you've got a difficult decision to make that requires
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What's your position on rental restrictions? Do
you have rental property?
Courtney: "We need rental restrictions because
right now you can't run a business in a residential area.
The commission developed a fine ordinance but it was
thrown out. I hope the commission revives it."
Courtney was the only candidate with rental property.
Haas-Martens: "We need rental-restrictions. I hate
to see homes rented nightly."
Heistand: "We need rental restrictions. Look at
having a grandfathering clause for people who are do-
ing it now."
Lutz: "Have restrictions but be fair about it. Just
because someone is renting today doesn't mean they
should continue for five or ten years, but they should
have a reasonable chance to ease out."
Perry: "We need to study the scope of the problem,
determine where the problem areas are and get an or-
dinance in place that's enforceable."
Robinson: "The problem with the ordinance was
that people who rented nightly would be allowed to
continue doing it forever. What kind of ordinance is it
if people doing it aren't affected but new people can't
Whitmore: We came up with a good ordinance, but
Ron (Robinson) added the five-year sunsetting provi-
sion and I didn't support that."
Perry: "I pledge to do my homework, be answer-
able to you and listen to your concerns."
Lutz: "I can do this kind of work and want to help
the town that I live in be a better place."
Heistand: "I want to talk with you and hear your
Haas-Martens: "As a property owner and taxpayer
I have a vested interest in the city and I have the time
to get involved."
Whitmore: "I am doing this because I love it and I
think I can best help the city as mayor."
Robinson: "Look at my record over the past two
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The Island Branch-Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, announces the following programs and
services during the month of March.
The Friends Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. Storytime for
preschoolers will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March
11 and March 25.
As part of its Focus on Florida series, the Friends
of the Island Branch Library will present "The Life and
Times of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings," a one-woman
show written and performed by Karen De Vos, at 3
p.m. Tuesday, March 10.
Dr. John Mellon will present a critical analysis of
Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes" at 3 p.m. Thurs-
day, March 12. Both programs are free but seating will
be limited to the first 75 people to obtain tickets in ad-
vance at the circulation desk.
VITA tax assistance volunteers will be available at
the branch from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Monday through
March 30 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday through March
27. Volunteers from the American Association of Re-
tired Persons will help with taxes from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. Tuesday through March 31.
A veterans' service officer will be available to in-
terview clients from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday by appoint-
ment only. Call 749-3030 in advance.
AARP mature driving classes will be offered from
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Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Sat-
urday. For more information, call 778-6341.
March doings at Longboat
Key Art Center
Demonstrations, lectures, exhibits and an art fes-
tival are all in the offing at the Longboat Key Art Cen-
ter this month.
Things start Wednesday, March 5, with a lecture
by Jerry McClish. His topic will be "How has art and
the life of the artist changed in the 20th century?" The
lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the center, 6860
Longboat Drive S. in the village at the north end of
Longboat Key. Cost is $5.
An art demonstration by Leona Sherwood will fea-
ture creative painting on Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m.
That demonstration will be followed on Saturday,
March 14, 2 p.m., by Harold Winer, who will show
collage with surface-drawing. Cost of each demonstra-
tion is $5.
A student exhibit will run at the center from March
26 to April 11. The juried exhibit will be inaugurated
with a reception Friday, March 27, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The 46th annual Fair 'N Festival at the art center
campus will be held Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Limited booth space is still available at the
For more information, call 383-2345.
Beach mayor addresses
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher will
be the guest speaker at a luncheon meeting of the
Democratic Women's Club of Manatee County start-
ing at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 9, at the First
Street Cafe at Days Inn, 3506 First St., Bradenton.
Lunch will cost $8, including tax and tip. For
reservations, call club President Marilyn Steele at
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'No place is as nice as here'
By Jim Hanson
Half a century of Snooks Adams will be celebrated
Saturday, though it's loose at both ends he arrived
here much more than 50 years ago and he plans to be
here for a long time yet.
The ex-police chief, ex-fire chief, ex-sailor, possi-
bly everyone's favorite Islander and no ex about it, will
be honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars at a ban-
quet at Marina Bay restaurant.
The affair will note the 50th anniversary of Anna
Maria Island Post 8199 and Adams' sole surviving char-
ter membership; he joined in 1948 when it organized.
He had spent four years in the Navy, surviving
some of the most horrendous sea combat in the Pacific.
He was not alone among Adamses:
"My family has served in every war from the Civil
War right up through Bosnia. And there were six of us
brothers serving at once, four of us in the Navy, one
with General Patton, the other in the Air Corps flying
B-17s and shot down and ended up a prisoner of war
Snooks joined up on Dec. 14, 1941, a week after
the Japanese bombed Pearl Harborand brought the
U.S. into World War II. He was in Chicago the day of
the attack, working for Interstate Motor Systems, came
home and then went to Virginia to enlist.
Four years in tin cans
He served on destroyers, protecting troopships and
bigger warships, in several invasions "We lost a
bunch of ships at Pearl, all right, but they were old
stuff; the new ones were out at sea," Adams said.
He went ashore with the Marines at Guadalcanal to
run their communications generators. He was in the
Marriannas Turkey Shoot, the first big sea battle of the
Pacific war, where "we Yanks shot down five or six
hundred Japanese planes in one day." He was in the
Philippines 7,000 islands and all full of Japanese.
Finally he came home in January 1946 "and I haven't
been anywhere else to live since."
Home has always been here. He was born in Cortez
April 24, 1917, when "there was nothing on this Island.
except for a little bit at Anna Maria City. Then in 1922
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the bridge was finished and Cortez Beach started to
build. The only building there before 1922 was where
the Bridge Tender Inn is now. It was Stafford's then.
"I was on the Cortez side when the bridge opened
and I was thunderstruck when a woman charged me a
dime for a bottle of pop. Later, Old Man Stafford would
give us kids pop-and he'd hand us coins to play his slot
machines, but we couldn't take any money out."
As for Cortez, "Those were my people. They came
out of Carolina and settled. My grandfather on my
mother's side was Capt. Billy Fulford (early Cortez
settler), we lived in his house." His Aunt Sally married
Jack Moore, who ran the City Pier in Anna Maria and
opened a restaurant on Longboat Key.
No more Willis
As a child Snooks rode boats to St. Petersburg
where the fishermen iced down their catches "They
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let me pump the water out of.the boat."
He got his nickname about then, jokingly tagged
for Baby Snooks of the radio show "but they dropped
the Baby part pretty soon." Nobody has called him
Willis H. Adams since.
He often swam a shortcut from Aunt Sally's house
to the pier despite warnings the water was full of alli-
gators ("I won't hurt 'em," he said).
He went to Michigan in 1936, after high school,
and a trucker hired him as a dispatcher in Chicago.
Then came the Navy. Then back, to move to the Island
permanently in 1947.
He built docks and seawalls and groins for the Is-
land Erosion Board, signed on as a part-time deputy
sheriff and then took that on as a regular job in 1954.
"There were three deputies then. One took care of
the county north to Palmetto, another was on the south
side, and I did the west side, West Bradenton and the
Island and half of Longboat Key."
In 1962 Holmes Beach organized its own police
department, and Adams became its first chief.
"I was alone when it all started, but the department
gradually expanded. Shootings? Sure, a few.
"I got shot in the arm once on Cortez Road, where
Wal-mart is now," he said. "A guy was just shooting
all around, shot the windshield out of my car, and we
gas bombed him. Several years later he got out of
prison and I heard a call that he holed up in Samoset,
but we got him out of the house all right. He's still in
prison, I think.
"Had to kill a man in his house once. He was full
of dope and penned up with his mother and brother and
was going to kill them. We tried to get in, he shot, and
the police shot back.
"I was a charter member of about everything that
started here," he said. "Assistant fire chief when the
department started in Bradenton Beach, assistant chief
of police in Bradenton Beach while I was working for
the sheriff, and all sorts of clubs, organizations, ser-
vices. When I retired I got out of most everything."
Well, not everything. He had started Kids Day in
1953, gradually building it into the biggest.and favor-
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Wild bird rescue training
Saturday at Pelican Man's
A free wild bird rescue training and volunteer ori-
entation class will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
\Mlrch 7, at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708
Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island, Sarasota, just
south of Longboat Key.
Volunteers 18 years of age and up are needed as
tour guides in areas throughout the sanctuary, at the
welcome center, gift shop, two Pelican Man thrift
shops, in the hospital, to perform maintenance of the
pens and on the rescue team.
Those interested in volunteering in any area may
register for the class by calling Ginger Perlman at 388-
SNOOKS, FROM PAGE 16
ite event on the Island among youngsters.
And not out of the VFW, which is honoring him at
its birthday party Saturday, cash bar at 6 p.m., dinner
at 7, at the Marina Bay, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes
He was post commander several times, and his ten-
ures were marked by dues always 100 percent paid, he
recalls. "I told them 'Get your dues current or P.A.J. -
I'll Putyer Ahem in Jail."
Seven of nine siblings survive: brothers in
Bradenton, Palm Beach and California, sisters in
Sarasota, Tennessee and Texas. Snooks himself has a
daughter here, helping husband Bud Jones run their
nursery, and a son, Randy, in Tallahassee. And he is a
"I guess I've had a successful life, I know it's a
happy one. There are always a few bumps, but you
have to go on with it, get it behind you. Life is constant
change, and if you don't change with it you'll get lost
in the shuffle."
Anna Maria Island? Well, "My wife Liz and I wore
out two or three boats traveling around Florida, and
when I retired from the police we wore out two or three
vans all over the country.
"The best day of any vacation was always the day
we got home. No place is as nice as here."
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March 12, at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Th-
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gram, local shelling tips, door prizes and refreshments
will be included.
For more information, call June Bailey at 359-
The Republican Party of Manatee County will host
its annual Lincoln Day Dinner starting at 6 p.m. Thurs-
day, March 12, at the Manatee County Civic Center,
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Crafts sale, pancakes on
Gulfshore of Longboat Key, 3710 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key, will host its annual Spring
Hobby and Craft Show from 8:30 a.m. to noon Satur-
day, March 7. A pancake and sausage breakfast will
also be offered from 8:30 to 10:30 for $3 per person.
Items for sale will include many arts and crafts,
baked goods, plants and "white elephants." For more
information, call 383-2254.
Terra Ceia craft fair coming
Residents of Terra Ceia Village are sponsoring
their 12th annual craft fair Wednesday, March 11, from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with more than 50 booths, said Doreen
Landstra, who is chairing the event.
A bake sale, coffee, door prizes and a raffle will be
in conjunction with the craft fair, and lunch will be
available. Entertainment will be by "Chuck and Liz."
The fair will go on "rain or shine," said Landstra,
at the village north of Palmetto at 9303 U.S. 41 N. at
the upper junction of Bayshore Road a mile north of the
1-275 overpass. Information is available at 722-2270.
Bobbi Keith, left, and Jeanne
Maschek, both of Holmes Beach,
smile over the Bunnell Humani-
tarian Awards they received at an
All Island Denominations cer-
emony at Gloria Dei.Lutheran
Church. The honor is for "self-
less service to others in the name
of their faith and as a result of
their faith, "for Keith as a mem-
ber of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church and for Maschek as a
member of Episcopal Church of
the Annunciation. The awards are
named for the late Rev. Myron
Bunnell, longtime pastor of
Harvey Methodist Church in
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Wiit and ~isdom b\ nam e
Floridian Gib Bergquist
'His master's voice'
This is a true story about a little girl, her dog and
a world-famous musician.
In 1886, the French composer Saint-Saens wrote
his famous "Carnival of the Animals."
Later on, the brilliant Spanish cellist, Pablo Casals,
performed and recorded a segment from this compo-
sition entitled "The Swan" as one of his cameo mas-
terpieces. This performance continues to mesmerize
the Cracker to this day and that's another story.
As you know, Spain experienced a tragic civil war
from 1936 to 1939 that left Spain under a harsh dicta-
torship led by General Franco.
Pablo Casals objected strongly to the lack of free-
dom imposed by the new regime. Disenchanted, he
packed up lock, stock and cello and emigrated to San
Juan, Puerto Rico, to continue his already famous
As an aside, the Cracker visited Spain once during
Dictator Franco's rule and this lack of freedom was
Well, anyway, Sefior Casals instantly became one
of Puerto Rico's most famous and beloved citizens.
In another part of the sprawling metropolis of San
Juan, a little girl was growing up.
Queenie, a boxer dog owned by her Uncle Cruz,
delighted in playfully dragging the little girl about the.
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house by her long braided hair like a rag doll, but not
always to the delight of the little girl.
Queenie produced a litter of a dozen puppies, two
of which were basically white in color and not true to
the standards of the breed.
One of these pups, called "throw-backs," was
given to the little girl and her brother as a family pet.
It was love at first sight and a very deep attachment
She named the pup Kenny and his unusual mark-
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ings made him one-of-a-kind. His face was half black,
his four paws were boxer brown as was an oval patch
in the center of his back. The rest of him was snow
Some time later, she returned home from school
and Kenny did not meet her. He had wandered off and
did not return. In tears, she and her brother searched the
neighborhood but could not find Kenny. He never
came home. She was devastated.
Little girls grow up. She is now a beautiful young
lady in high school dating a classmate who is the god-
child of Pablo Casals' Puerto Rican wife, Martita.
Chaperoned by her cousin Brenda, she and her
boyfriend are on their way by car for a swim at the
Casals' oceanfront estate.
As the auto passes through the iron-gate en-
trance, she spies Kenny sprawled out on the estate
lawn. She screams out his name at the top of her
voice. On hearing his master's voice, Kenny bounds
into action and races toward the still-moving car.
The master does not wait for the car to roll to a com-
plete stop before making a very unladylike exit
through the open car window to greet Kenny in a
joyful and tearful reunion.
The young lady did not attempt to reclaim her lost
companion, fully realizing that Kenny was much bet-
ter off left to enjoy the untethered freedom of the es-
tate, in much the same way that his new master, Sefior
Casals, enjoyed his newly-found, untethered freedom.
Kenny, now called Chacho, loved classical music
and would sit in the solarium where Pablo Casals prac-
ticed the cello and remain motionless with his head
cocked slightly, listening to every note of his new
master's music, very much in the manner of the little
fox terrier on the RCA Victor Records trademark.
You guessed it! The little girl grew up to be
Madeleine, the Cracker's wife.
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JOY COURTNEY For Mayor
Please vote for Joy Courtney an unfailing citizen's voice,
a sound administrator with a track record for getting things done!
The big question
Joy, you say you will work to get our right of referendum back.
Why should we care?
Holmes Beach citizens have only two rights, two ways, to
question decisions made by their elected officials, the right to Work to get your right of referendum back
vote (them in or out of office) and the right of referendum. Work to stop cellular service providers from putting
The recent vote by my opponents to deny Holmes Beach facilities wherever sewer lines and electric poles are
citizens the right of referendum took away your right to decide. Reduce your ad valorem tax from 2.25 to 1.75M
Can any of us afford to live in a city where its government can Be a firm hand to ensure no cost overruns for the
run roughshod over the wishes of the people? new city hall complex
And have no way to challenge their decisions? Use my Save Anna Maria experience to ensure
N government can neer e allowed nder anstate/federal funding for a new Key Royale Bridge
No! Government can never be allowed, under any
circumstances or for any reason, to exclude "the people." Propose to the School Board that the portables at
I ~Anna Maria Elementary be replaced "first" under
the state's new "get rid of unsafe portables" plan I
My husband, Luke Courtney, is a Holmes Beach Commissioner and because A
of this a concern may arise that if I am elected mayor, we would be "in bed" Use my Save Anna Mara xpeence to ensure
together on issues. proper repair of the Anna Maria Bridge and elimi-
Legally, Florida election laws and the structure of our City government per- nate other plans made in preparation of the now
mit my serving as mayor while he serves as commissioner. The mayor of defunct high bridge
Holmes Beach does not vote. In other words, I'd have to be "in bed" with at
least three commissioners to pull shenanigans the "in bed" term conjures up. r -- ---------------
Absurd. I Please vote for JOY COURTNEY |
Also, the "in bed" colloquialism alludes that I am not my own person. My | or Mayor of Holmes Beach
years of service to my country and community have been and are mine. My I Tuesday, March 10
successes and failures have been and are mine. My thoughts and actions have I Gloria Dei Lutheran Church I
been and are mine. It will stay that way. L- --- -J
H_ Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for by the campaign account of Joy Courtney
Remember to vote March 10 in the Holmes Beach City election.
WE SUPPORT JOAN PERRY for City Commissioner!
Walter S. Zahn
Betty A. Peters
Ruth S. Burkhead
Billie P. Martini
Mary Kay Adams
Karl E. Anderson
Martha E. Carnes
Robert A. Edwards
Sharon L. Wilson
Albert A. Wiedorn
Howard R. Peters
Lawrence R. Lacina
Kenneth W. Holmes
Thomas W. Harrison
Frances Smith-Williams Funk
Donna J. Harris
Harriet E. Crain
Jeanne K. Maschek
Rose M. Little
David H. Little
August F. Kent
Roger W. Byron
Sarah M. Nicholas
Marian H. Tedmon
Juanita J. Curtis
Louie H. Strickland
Mary A. Strickland
Beulah V. Chesnut
Ray A. Chesnut
Susan L. Normand
Margaret A. Potter
John H. Williamson
Ruth E. Williamson
Frederick P. Logan
Clarence P. Morton
Come and Meet JOAN Friday, March 6th
10:30 AM at the Island Branch Library
TOGETHER ... WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Join us VOTE March 10 for
JOAN S. PERRY for City Commissioner
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Domestic violence agency
dances for funds
Hope Family Services Inc. is launching an annual
fundraising event, "The Black and White Dance and
Auction," Friday, March 13.
The title refers to attendees' attire, said George E.
Mendez, member of the organization's board, and sug-
gests that people wear any combination of black and
"In the last year five women in our area were
murdered by their husbands or boyfriends," said
Mendez. "Hundreds of women and children here
bear the marks, scars and bruises that result from
Hope Family Services reaches out to victims of
abuse and violence, offering shelter, legal help, food,
counseling, help in finding work "and so much more,"
The dance and auction will be from 7 to 11 p.m. at
El Conquistador Country Club, 4350 El Conquistador
Pkwy., Bradenton. Tickets are $50 per couple or $35
for individuals. Further information is available at 747-
The Frank Hutchison scholarship program of All
Island Denominations has been reactivated by the
The group's board of directors voted to resume
the program after it was suspended for some time
pending firm financial footing. That now is in hand,
said AID President Robert Meylan, with proceeds
from the ecumenical service Sunday, Feb. 22, at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Further support has
come from individuals in the community, he said.
Amount of a scholarship will be based partly on
need and the number of them awarded, he said. They
are open to high school, college and vocational study
The Roser of the future
Artist's concept of the Roser Memorial Community Church as it will look in several months, with a new
narthex and entrance portico. With funds pretty well in hand, construction is to begin soon on the $260,000
expansion and renovation, said a spokesperson. The original chapel was built in 1913, the sanctuary in 1975,
at 519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
students, and to adults who want to go back to school
and to workers who wish to advance their education.
There is no age limit.
Applications may be obtained from candidates'
pastors or church offices or by calling 778-6445. Dead-
line for application is May 1.
The program was established in the name of the
Rev. Frank Hutchison, longtime pastor of Roser Me-
morial Community Church.
The Manatee Community Band will present its
annual spring concert, including a variety of music
styles, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Bradenton
Tropical Palms Auditorium, 2310 14th Street W.,
Bradenton. Admission will be free but donations will
Anna Maria Island
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Erotica makes a splash
Sissy Quinn and Rosemary Fleck got the giggles over
the artwork displayed at Ines Norman's "Furniture
Erotica" invitation show in Bradenton Beach. The
outdoor art show was half party, undaunted by rain
and definitely a fun affair for all who shared imagi-
native creations and visited the backyard setting at
No Fish Today and Studio 121 on Bridge Street.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
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0 Monday, 3/9/98
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Hot Dog on
0 Tater Tots, Salad, Peaches
0 Breakfast: Waffles, Syrup, Juice
S Lunch: Tacos (ground beef) or Burrito
0 Lettuce and Tomato, Juice, Fruit
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese or McRib
Sandwich, Green Beans, Roll, Strawberry
0 Thursday, 3/12/98
Breakfast: Pretzel, Cheese, Juice
S Lunch: Pork Shape or Mini Chef (ham &
Seasoned Noodles, Mixed Vegetables, Roll,
, Friday, 3/13/98
0 Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Pizza or Nachos & Cheese
0 Corn, Salad, Ice Cream
All meals served with milk.
The March 25 issue of The Islander Bystander
reported there would be no school for students in
Manatee County on Feb. 27, the correct date for the
day off is March 6.
Top of their class
These are "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ended March 1. Front row,
from left, Heath Fiecke, Kevin Kirn, Sean Armstrong, Mariah Ward, Sean Edwards, Chantelle Anderson,
Michelle Stump and Ashley Armstrong. Back row, from left, lan Beck, Joey Mattay and David Branning. Not
pictured, Katie Moore, Bailey Boudrot and Ryan Keller. Islander Photo: Andrew White
Members of the Honor
Guard of Kirby Stewart
Post 24 of the American
Legion in Bradenton
brought the history of the
United States flag to the
first-grade students at
Anna Maria Elementary
School. Included in the
post's Vintage Flag
Presentation is the Grand
Union flag of 1776, the
first U.S. flag to resemble
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 22, disorderly conduct, 900 S. Bay Boule-
vard, Rotten Ralph's restaurant. The officer said while
he was investigating an accident, the subject was being
uncooperative and was issued a notice to appear.
Feb. 25, criminal mischief, 800 block of North
Shore Drive. The complainant reported a person un-
known attempted to pry open two doors. Entry was not
Feb. 19, tampering with physical evidence, pos-
session of a controlled substance, possession of para-
phernalia, 100 block of Bridge Street. The officer on
foot patrol observed Hugh C. Rice, 38, of Farmington,
N.Y., exit the Sports Lounge with two other subjects,
walk up and down Bridge Street and then walk behind
Willy's General Store.
The officer followed the three, frisked them and
found each of the two subjects had a $20 bill in his
pocket with fresh blood on it. The officer noted that
Rice had a fresh cut on his hand from a fight earlier in
the evening. The two subjects were released.
An intoxicated subject approached and said he
would walk Rice home due to Rice's intoxicated state.
The officer observed them enter a vehicle, approached
and told them they were too intoxicated to drive. The
subject left while Rice waited for his mother to arrive.
The officer said he asked for permission to search
the vehicle and a purse inside and while searching the
vehicle, Rice grabbed the purse, removed some pills
and threw them on the ground. The officer retrieved the
pills, one of which was a Schedule III drug.
The officer said he found a pipe containing mari-
juana residue and a pack of rolling papers in the ve-
hicle. Rice was placed in custody.
Feb. 20, property damage, 2400 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported a window on his ve-
hicle was shattered due to a severe storm. Damages
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SFeb. 21, lost property a wallet, 116 Bridge St.,
Feb. 21, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, possession of paraphernalia, 200 block of Gulf
Drive North. The officer on patrol observed a vehicle
parked in the rear parking lot of Key West Willy's with
three subjects inside passing things. When they saw the
officer, they pulled out of the parking lot.
The officer stopped the vehicle due to a burned out
headlight and said he smelled the odor of marijuana. He
asked the driver, Laura E. Mann, 20, of Bradenton, to
step out and when she did, a pipe fell out of the vehicle.
He searched the three occupants and found a bag of
marijuana in the pocket of Leslie T. Helms, 26, of Pal-
He searched the vehicle and found a bottle of rum
and a mixed drink under the front seat, another pipe, a
bong and a bag containing pot residue. He placed Mann
and Helms in custody.
Feb. 23, burglary, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Catalina
Resort. The complainant reported a person unknown
broke a window in the front door and opened a drawer
in the office. Damages were $1,200.
Feb. 25, warrant for battery on a law enforcement
officer, 2600 block of Gulf Drive, Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park. The officer on patrol observed a suspicious
subject in the park, found he had an outstanding war-
rant and placed him in custody.
Feb. 25, DWLS, 300 block of Gulf Drive North.
The officer stopped a vehicle with improper tail lights,
found the driver's license was suspended and placed
him in custody.
Feb. 20, theft of a bicycle, 300 block of 57th
Feb. 20, burglary, 3000 block of Ave F. The com-
plainant reported he returned to his residence and found
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mission. A gift set of cheese valued at $15 was miss-
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who had been hired to do odd jobs, inside. The suspect
was advised to stay off the property.
Feb. 20, suspicious, 200 block of 28th Street. The
complainant reported the subject hit his mailbox and
knocked it to the ground. The officer followed the tire
tracks and mud droppings to the Anchor Inn and lo-
cated the subject, who offered to pay for damages.
Feb. 20, theft of a five-foot statue of an alligator
weighing 150 to 200 pounds, 600 block of Key Royale
Feb. 21, DUI, Manatee and Sixth Avenue. The
officer on patrol observed John Buckner, 28, of Holmes
Beach, run a stop sign at the intersection at a high rate
of speed, turn onto Manatee Avenue and drive on the
wrong side of the road, then nearly hit the patrol ve-
The officer pursued Buckner and said he turned
wide onto Gulf Drive at a high rate of speed, crossed
the center line and traveled back off the other side of
the road. He stopped Buckner, administered field per-
formance tests and placed him in custody.
Feb. 21, found property, a marine battery, King
Feb. 21, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, trespass, 313 59th St., Buck Creek
Groves fruit stand. The officer said he was leaving the
police station and observed Brenden McCaslin, 18, of
Bradenton, knock down the fence and enter the busi-
ness. The officer contacted the officer on.duty.
The officer detained McCaslin and contacted the
owner, who said no one had permission to enter the
business. McCaslin's vehicle was running and he gave
the officer permission to turn if off and remove the
keys. While doing so, the officer observed a container
of marijuana sticking out from under the seat. He also
found a pipe and a pack of rolling papers and issued
three notices to appear.
Feb. 22, found property -a bicycle, 6500 block
of Holmes Boulevard.
Feb. 22, assist EMS, 57th Street and Marina
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center line and stop. He checked and discovered the
driver had suffered a heart attack and summoned EMS.
Feb. 22, vandalism, 8100 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported a person unknown shot out
a window with a pellet gun.
Feb. 23, theft, 300 block of Clark Lane. The vic-
tim reported tenants moved out and took a refrigerator
valued at $268.
Feb. 24, spouse battery, 200 block of 65th Street.
The officer responded to the residence after receiving
two 911 hang-up calls. The victim, who was bleeding
from the mouth, said the subject hit her while they were
arguing and grabbed the phone and pushed her to the
ground when she attempted to call 911. The subject
said the victim was intoxicated and attacked him. The
subject was placed in custody.
Feb. 24, DUI, 5000 block of Gulf Drive. The of-
ficer was traveling to work and observed a vehicle
westbound on Manatee Avenue weaving in the lane.
He followed the vehicle and observed the driver,
Jeanette Morse, 54, of Bradenton, cross the center line
then travel off the right side of the road. He contacted
the officer on duty who stopped Morse, administered
field performance tests and placed her in custody.
Feb. 26, suspicious, 3224 East Bay Drive,
Walgreen's Drug Store. The complainant reported
three juveniles were in the store and while two were
making purchases, a third went out the door, setting off
the alarm. The complainant gave the officer a descrip-
tion of the vehicle and it was stopped by a Bradenton
Beach officer. One of the juveniles confessed to taking
a small photo album, said the report. The item was re-
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By Kevin P. Cassidy
Little League picks
Little League season is finally here and my excite-
ment led me to take a look at each team in the majors
to see what players they have returning. Talks with the
managers of each team lend a little insight as to the
rookies that will be counted on to contribute to a suc-
One thing that stood out in the talks was that all the
managers are optimistic in their outlook for the season.
No one copped out with the tired phrase "rebuilding
With all this in mind, I bring you my pre-season
picks for the majors my opinions based on the week-
end exhibition games and interviews with the manag-
Following is an in-depth look at each teams' pro-
jected finish including top returning players and new-
comers that are expected to contribute right away.
Tip of the Island
Top returning players:
Peter Dowling pitcher / catcher
Taylor Manning pitcher / shortstop
Courtney Taylor second base
Luther Sasser catcher
Kyle Dale catcher / outfield
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Second place: Haley's Motel
Top returning players:
Bobby Cooper pitcher / first base
Brandon Roberts pitcher / shortstop
Tyler Krauss catcher
Hunter Green catcher / outfield
Chris Nelson shortstop/ second base
Skyler Purcell outfield
Shawn Koerber outfield
Michael Wallen second base
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Third place: Bob Boast Dodge
Top returning players:
Mario Torres pitcher / shortstop
Brian Faasse pitcher / first base
Billy Malfese third base
Dustin Cole catcher
Brian DeBellevue shortstop
Michael Mijares second base
Bob Boast Dodge also looks to have a strong one-
two punch on the mound with Torres and Faasse, who
both logged a lot of innings last year. Manager Elmo
Torres and wife Millie predict their team should com-
pete for the title, as they "boast" eight 12-year-old play-
ers on the roster.
If rookies DeBellevue and Mijares can anchor the
defense up the middle at short stop and second base,
and Torres, Faasse and the rest of the veterans play up
to their potential, Bob Boast will be right in the thick
Fourth place: Kiwanis
Top returning players:
Bobby Gibbons shortstop / pitcher
Robby Dial shortstop / 3rd base
Evan Wolfe first base / pitcher
Mike Wojalewski third base
Will Langston second base / shortstop
Aaron Stark catcher
Zack Hill outfield
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title, but how far they go depends on their pitching.
They have two pretty good strike throwers in Gibbons
and Wolfe but they lack a proven ace pitcher.
Manager Bob Gibbons says, "We're a true con-
tender if our pitching holds up and we get production
out of our seven 12-year-olds. He thinks their strongest
competition will come from Bob Boast Dodge and
Fifth place: AMFD
Top returning players:
Scot Vensel pitcher / outfield
Chase Parker pitcher / shortstop
Brett Milks catcher
Anthony Rosa pitcher
Michael Spicer outfield
AMFD lost most of their players from last year so
this year's team is very young. Manager Andy Price
said he has some talented youngsters but they'll
struggle out of the gate. He expects marked improve-
ment by the time the second half of the season rolls
Vensel, Parker and Milks will be expected to carry
the load until the rookies gain the necessary experience
and confidence to contribute.
There you have it my picks for the upcoming
season. See you out at the ball park!
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GREAT ISLAND SPORTS!
Soccer club feted
The Island Football Club officially ended its youth
season with an awards banquet held at Marina Bay res-
taurant in Holmes Beach. Everyone in attendance en-
joyed a spaghetti dinner that left no one hungry.
Team trophies, courtesy of the Anna Maria Island
Privateers were presented to season champions in un-
der-8, under-12 and under-14 divisions. Individual
players were recognized for most-improved player, a
coaches award and most-valuable player with trophies
donated by The Islander Bystander.
The most-improved player award went to Nick
Smith in Under-8, Max Gazzo in Under-12, Jeff
Comcowicz in Under-14 and Jeff Lonzo for the adult
Coaches awards were given to Spencer Carper of
the Under-8 team, Sean Pittman of the U-12 team, Jer-
emy LeGrand of the U-14 team and Richie Bell of the
The most-valuable player award, as voted by the
players, was won by Joel Mitchell of the Under-8 team,
Skyler Purcell of the Under-12 team, Ryan Quigley of
the Under-14 team and Matt Bowers of the adult team.
IFC also recognized team sponsors, coaches and
parents who volunteered with time and energy to make
the season a success.
Bryant's Recycled Treasures, Palma Sola Animal
Clinic and Star-dot-star Computers all sponsored youth
teams for the Island Football Club while Islander By-
stander, Fran Maxon Realty and Tip of the Island spon-
sored the adult team.
Coaches award recipients: Clockwise from right, Spencer Carper, Under-8; Sean Pittman, Under-12; Jeremy
LeGrand, Under-14; and Richie Bell of the adult team. IFC board members Kevin Cassidy and Danny
Mitchell are at the podium.
Other contributors include the Anna Maria Island
Community Center which allowed IFC to use its field
for practices and games, and individuals like Michelle
Wallen, Scot Mijares, Bill Bystrom, Gary Miller, Jim
Bonaiuto and others who willingly gave their time to
help the kids.
Most-valuable player award recipients, as voted by the players, clockwise from
front right: Joel Mitchell, Under-8; Skyler Purcell, Under-12; Ryan Quigley
Under-14; and accepting for Matt Bowers of the adult team is Ken Bowers.
Most-improved player awards went to Nick Smith, front, Under-8; Max Gazzo,
Under-12; Jeff Comcowicz, Under-14; and Jeff Lonzo (not pictured) for the adult
Retired Betsy Hills Coach
Gib Bergquist accepts a
plaque from Anna Maria
Island Community Center
Program Director Scott Dell
honoring him for 14 years of
devoted service to Anna
Maria Island Little League.
Bergquist said later he
couldn't respond to the
honorforfear of crying,
"and no one wants to see a
grown man cry." Islander
Photo: Bonner Presswood
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Serving the masses
Beach Bistro's Sean Murphy and daughter Alexa
served up Caesar salad at the Anna Maria Island
Little League season kick-off banquet at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center gym. More than
300 moms, dads and players ate generous por-
tions of salad, grilled chicken and spicy herb
potatoes and carrots prepared and donated by
the Bistro. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
A gaggle of players
The Bali-Hai Resorters unfurl their team banner in anticipation of the Little
League Parade and Jamboree. Islander Photo: David Futch
Leading the way
Quality Builders leads the way for hundreds ofplayers making the trip up Gulf Drive in
Anna Maria toward a day of exhibition games at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, launching the 1998 Little League season. Islander Photo: Carolyn Pepka
Center basketball players, cheerleaders
Teams not present for photos were:
Susan Powers cheerleading;
Division I, Jessie's Island Store and Econo Lodge;
Division III, Beach Bistro.
Winners of the David J. Howland Sportsmanship award for basketball were: Nick
Schweitzer and Logan Bowes, Premier League; Caitlin Cosgrove, Division I;
Brain DeBellevue, Division II; and Mark Whitley, Division III.
I] PAGE 30 0 MARCH 4, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
No fishing in Glades offered; mullet in Cortez
By Bob Ardren
It's happening. Couple of years ago a fishing friend
predicted it would some day and I scoffed. Boy, was I
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have
asked that fishing be banned in Everglades National
Park. According to the St. Petersburg Times, PETA has
sent a letter to Park Superintendent Richard Ring say-
ing that discarded fishing line kills many animals and
fish each year.
So the group wants fishing stopped in the park.
But here's betting that's just a first step.
S A check of PETA's web site reveals the group is
fighting all fishing, no matter where it takes place. For
example, there were PETA demonstrators at a
Bassmasters tournament last month in Mississippi car-
rying signs saying things like "Don't be a massbastard,
leave the fish alone."
PETA makes a good point about fishing line. Only
a slob throws used line on the ground or into the wa-
ter. We've all seen birds and fish tangled in old fish-
ing line, and its both sad and inexcusable.
But to ban all fishing because of the actions of a
few thoughtless people is unreasonable. The group's
ultimate goal is to ban fishing, period. Just remember
But this is America and everyone has the right to
hold their own views and peaceably demonstrate to try
to win converts. Fine. Nobody has to fish, has to eat
fish and even eat a hamburger for that matter. When
those beliefs try to stop me from fishing or eating a
hamburger, however, we've got a problem.
So here's just one more reason, as if more were
needed, to be a responsible angler. Clean up after your-
self, and don't give the bullies another reason to take
away our freedoms.
Speaking of fish, don't miss the old-fashioned
mullet fry Saturday in Cortez. It's a benefit for the
Anna Maria Fire District cadets and the Florida Insti-
tute for Saltwater Heritage.
Scheduled from 4:30 until 7:30, the menu includes
mullet, grits, beans, cole slaw and hushpuppies.
Cost is just $5 and the festivities will be at the
Cortez Community Center. For more information, call
..794-1249. See you there.
Capt. Scott Moore deserves our applause. Winner
of the inaugural William R. Mote Florida Sport Fish-
ing Award, Moore collected a check last weekend for
$10,000, a plaque and a lifetime membership for Mote
Center Little League schedule
All games begin at 7p.m. unless otherwise noted
March 4 Bob Boast Dodgers vs. Haley's Motel
March 5 Kiwanis vs. AMFD
March 7 11:30 a.m. Tip of the Island vs. Bob Boast Dodgers
March 9 AMFD vs. Haley's Motel
March 10 Kiwanis vs. Bob Boast Dodgers
March 11 Haley's Motel vs. Tip of the Island
All games begin at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted
March 5 Bridge Street Cafe vs. Islander Bystander
March 6 7 p.m. Bali Hai vs. Air & Energy
.March 9 Islander Bystander vs. Bali Hai
March 10 Air & Energy vs. Bridge Street Cafe
All games begin at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted
March 4 Domino's Pizza v. Quality Builders at Center
Island Real Estate vs. Betsy Hills at Longboat Key
March 6 C&M Construction vs. Domino's Pizza at Center
March 7 1:30 p.m. Quality Builders vs. Island Real Estate at Center
3:30 p.m. Betsy Hills vs. C&M Construction at Center
March 11 Island Real Estate vs. Domino's Pizza at Center
Quality Builders vs. C&M Construction at Longboat Key
Beach Bistro vs. Beach House
Harry's Continental Kitchen vs. VFW
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
FQ Mar5 4:52 1.9
Mar 6 1:08 -0.2 6:08 1.9
Mar 7 2:22 -0.2 7:28 1.9
Mar 8 11:18 1.2 3:18 -0.3 8:40 1.9 2:08 1.1
Mar 9 11:33 1.3 4:03 -0.3 9:36 1.9 3:14 1.0
Mar 10 11:51 1.3 4:38 -0.2 10:22 1.9 4:01 0.8
Mar 11 11:04p* 1.8 5:10 -0.1 12:02 1.3 4:36 0.7
FM Mar12 11:42p* 1.8 5:35 0.0 12:14 1.4 5:12 0.5
SCortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
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But more important than the money, this award
recognizes Moore's conservation efforts over the years
and his help for the Mote lab. There's been no more
able spokesman for conservation locally, and we are
proud of him.
Float right up
The nation's first "float right up" quick oil change
business has just opened in Clearwater. If successful,
the concept could spread throughout the region.
Owned by Q Lube, which has 550 automobile
quick lube centers around the country, Clearwater's
facility and another one just opening in southern Cali-
fornia will sample the market. Florida had 731,991
boats registered last year, making it a great test market
for the idea.
The marine service will provide routine lubrication
and maintenance service to boats, trailers and even tow
vehicles in 30 minutes or less.
El Nino strangeness
Charter boat captains, especially those fishing off-
shore, have starved to death this winter along our coast
and down into the Keys because of the almost constant
string of lows racing over our area. Lows first formed
in the Pacific due to El Nino.
Currents and water temperatures are so turned
around in the Pacific that last week there were reports
of equatorial game fish such as striped and blue mar-
lin, mahi mahi and swordfish being caught off San
Francisco. Pacific bonito and albacore are also show-
ing up there, and far closer to shore than anyone ever
remembers seeing them.
If you've ever dipped a toe into the waters off San
Francisco, you know how cold they are, year-round.
Frankly, that's one of the reasons I ended up living in
One captain reported 20-plus charters in January
and again in February 1997. This year's dismal toll is
three to four charters per month in the same time pe-
But hang in there, captains, this is a one-year fluke,
according to the scientists, and next year we'll hope-
fully be back to normal. Normal being much "more
The International Angler, newsletter of the Inter-
national Game Fish Association, has some interesting
numbers in its latest issue. Here's a sample:
1995 world production of fishery products 116
Country with the largest product China. China
produces more aquaculture products than the entire
seafood production of Japan and the U.S. combined.
Percent of America's coastal marsh land located
in Louisiana 40 percent.
Number of acres of coastal marsh lost yearly in
Louisiana 22,400 acres.
Number of tuna longliners in world's fleet.-
Number of tuna longliners in Japan's fleet 703.
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Sheepies peaking; grouper excellent offshore
Sheepshead-action is peaking right now, and the
tasty striped fish are to be found almost anywhere
there's a barnacle or two growing. Offshore, look for
some excellent grouper action in about 50 feet of
water, and snapper fishing is getting better every
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on
the Dee Jay II said he's finding some of the best
mixed-bag fishing he's seen in January: trout and
pompano to 20 inches, cobia to 30 pounds, Spanish
mackerel, bluefish, sheepshead, mangrove snapper,
flounder, grouper and redfish.
Peter at Cortez Fishing Center said offshore
angling is excellent as long as the wind is down.
Capt. Joe Berhard on the Cortez Kat is catching
grouper, sea bass, grunts and snapper. The charter
boat Grand Slam is bringing back grouper up to 25
pounds, snapper to five pounds and amberjack to 35
pounds. Capt. Jack Parker on the Skinny Minny said
he's getting redfish, trout, bluefish and pompano.
Capt. Rick Gross is still catching pompano and
sheepshead, but he expects white bait to start show-
ing up any day now.
Capt. Mark Bradow is finding pompano off the
beaches, plus bluefish, sheepshead and a few redfish
in the bays.
Capt. Mike Heistand on board Magic reports
lots and lots of sheepshead up to seven pounds, with
20 to 30 fish per trip not uncommon. He's also find-
ing a few redfish up to 27 inches long and pompano
up to 16 inches.
Capt. Thorn Smith of Anglers Repair said he's
getting redfish, trout and sheepshead.
Capt. Kurt Morrison and Capt. Jason Henzell on
the Neva-Miss said they're bringing in gag grouper
up to 12 pounds, mangrove snapper to six pounds,
lane snapper at about two pounds all in 45-65 feet of
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's catching trout, red-
fish and sheepshead.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said inshore ac-
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Offshore, look for grouper action to be excellent and
snapper fishing is getting better every day.
Capt. Glenn Corder said he's been doing well
with gag grouper and mangrove snapper, all caught
in less than 50 feet of water.
Anglers at the South Skyway Fishing Pier are
bringing up sheepshead, small sharks, small grouper,
some mangrove snapper, flounder, bluefish, jacks
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Winners in the Feb. 28 horseshoe games
were Adin Shank and H.C. Mixix. Runners-
up were Herb Puryear and Terry Warren.
Winners in the Monday games were
Tom Markley and Jim Hiller. Runners-up
were Al Norman and Art Verrier.
The weekly contests get underway every
Monday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.
 PAGE 32 N MARCH 4, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island property sales
110 Hammock, Anna Maria, a canalfront elevated
2424 sfla 4bed/2bath/icar/2cp home built in 1987 on an
83x103 lot, was sold 1/27/98, Tyndall to Russell, for
$310,000; list $329,000.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 32 Anna Maria
Island Club, an elevated Gulffront 1179 sfla 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1984, was sold 1/27/98, Stateman to
Clapp, for $230,000; list $255,000.
262 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated
1500 sfla 3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1992 on a
50xlOO lot, was sold 1/27/98, Ware to Dacus, for
$182,000; list $189,000.
268 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated
3bed/2bath/2car 2156 sfla tome built in 1990 on a
235x24x100x217 lot, was sold 1/30/98, Arnold to Dye,
for $209,000; list unknown.
401 74th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1388
sfla 3bed/2bath/Icar home built in 1973 on a 102x85
lot, was sold 1/27/98, Bowen to Tyndall, for $159,000;
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106 74th St., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1344 sfla
home built in 1947 on a 55x267 lot, was sold 2/5/98,
Boyer to Wheeler, for $575,000; list unknown.
107 & 111 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, a 50x100
lot and a 1472 sfla commercial building built in 1925
on a 50x100 lot, were sold 2/4/98, Bartizal to Conch
& Shell Holdings, for $237,500; list unknown.
2510 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a Gulffront 1798
sfla duplex built in 1936 on 8835 sf of land, was sold
2/2/98, Baker to Fineout, for $485,000; list unknown.
2716 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 204 Gulf Cabins, a
Gulffront 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981, was sold 2/
2/98, Ricks to Mccall, for $235,000; list $239,900.
3705 E Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 217 Sunbow Bay
3, a 1247 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980, was sold
2/2/98, Newman to Clarke, for $105,000; list
3705 E Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 106 Sunbow Bay
3, a 1247 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980, was sold
2/2/98, Miquel to Newman, for $116,500; list
105 Palmetto Av, Anna Maria, a two story 1762
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sfla 4bed/3bath home built in 1949 on a 50x110 lot,
was sold 2/12/98, Lakeridge Realty to Stanley, for
$320,000; list $350,000.
2105 Bay Drive N, Bradenton Beach, a 65x100
bay front lot, was sold 2/10/98, Watkins to Carver &
Bumgarner, for $175,000; list unknown.
2806 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, an elevated 1350
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1995 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 2/10/98, Ilexhurst Partnership to Jawitz,
for $152,100; list unknown.
3013 Avenue F, Holmes Beach, D-3 Island Beach
Club, a ground-level 1000 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built
in 1974, was sold 2/13/98, Winne & Huegel to
McCombs, for $132,500; list unknown.
413 Poinsettia, Anna Maria, a ground-level
canalfront 1458 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in
1972 on a 75x114 lot, was sold 2/11/98, John to
Walstad, for $191,000; list $199,000.
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owner's residence with some alteration. $175,000.
ANNA MARIA LOTS Two canalfront lots, sea-walled and ready
to build, deep sailboat water. 145x72 each for $154,900.
2BR/2BA Canal home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Pool home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Key Royal home
3BR/2BA Key Royale home
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
NORTH SHORE DRIVE
PASTEL MEXICAN VILLA
kitchen with vaulted ceiling,
artistically painted, dome
lighting. Gorgeous Italian .
tile throughout. Tile
countertops and breakfast
bar. Terrific location, close
to Gulf of Mexico. $359,000. Karin Stephan
#KS27432. Call Karin REALTOR
Stephan 388-1267. 388-4433
KEY ROYALE 3BR/2BA Ich Spreche Deutsch
home with new fireplace, tile throughout 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 fur-
nished. $199,000. Excellent condition. #27224. Call
Karin Stephan 388-1267.
EXCEPTIONAL IN EVERY WAY 4-5BR/3.5BA executive home with high ceilings, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room,
exercise room, loft and large family room overlooking caged pool and heated spa. $340,000. #24678. Call Richard Estock
RIVER CLUB Custom built, one-year young. 3BR/2BA with living room, dining room, and eat-in kitchen. Caged pool with
sweeping golf course views. Could be sold furnished. Open-floor plan. $212,000. Call Karen Lohse 794-5588. #25263.
TRIPLEX IN CENTRAL HOMES BEACH Two 2BR/1BA and one efficiency with large one-car garage and carport. Well main-
tained on large corner lot. $240,000. Close to shopping, restaurants and beaches. #26624. Call Carol Heinze 778-5059.
Holmes Beach Waterfront Pool Home
This homey yet elegant 3BR/3BA canalfront home offers
views, tranquillity, boating water and dock, oversized lot
and totally upgraded interior. Asking $310,000.
Call for appointment.
Georgia E. Anthony Real Estate
S, Estate And
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
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BRASS BED Queen, complete with firm Orthopedic
mattress set. Never used, boxed. Cost $850, must
sell $250 cash. (813) 662-9175.
DAYBED White and brass. Complete with trundle
and mattresses. Never used, boxed. Cost $850, must
sell $250 cash. (813) 662-9175.
DINETTE SET 42", four swivel arm chairs, casters.
$250. Porch furniture, 10-pieces, 42" table, four
chairs, two glider chairs, chaise lounge, pastel-stripe
cushions, two 30" side tables. $500. 795-1525.
SLEEPER SOFA neutral color, excellent condition.
$150. Call 778-1204.
TWO ADULT TRICYCLES $70 each. 10-foot
aluminum boat and oars $150. Call 778-1619.
DAIWA FLY REEL tarpon capacity, English-made
model 813, drag and rim control for 12 or 13 weight
rods $60. Deep-water Penn reel, Senator-model PH
7L, 14/0, 750 yards, #130. List price $457, below
wholesale at $275. Excellent condition. 778-7892.
BUNK BEDS real wood, sturdy, brand new
mattresses $80. Call 778-2911.
ANTIQUES: Guns, quilts, rocker $25, caned chair
$35, teddy bears, Raggedy Ann dolls, primitive stool
$25, China, shoe-shine stool $25, kitchen island table
FIVE-PERSON SPA, beige-formica bedroom set,
king-size mattress/box spring/headboard, loveseat,
new A/C. Everything excellent condition. 778-0103.
PECAN SALE Mammoth Halves, new crop. $6.50 lb.
to benefit Island Players. Call 778-6956 for informa-
tion or delivery. Also available at the Islander
Bystander, 104 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
TOUR OF HOMES Fifth annual Anna Maria Island
Tour of Homes, Mar. 14, 10-4. Advance tickets $10
on sale at the slander Bystander office.
NAUTICAL BUT NICE Ships Chandler. Come see
the Gulf Coast's most unusual store of marine decor
and gifts. 12304 Cortez Road W. 795-5756. Week-
days 9-6, weekends 10-5.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop, on premises
Longboat Island Chapel, always has specials! Mon.- Wed.-
Sat., 9-3. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-4738.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Mar. 7, 9-5. 611 Dundee Lane,
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
AWARD WINNING RENOVATION!
SThis spacious 4BR/3BA beauty offers a preferred split-
bedroom design, boat dock on deep seawalled chan-
nel, and sparkling heated swimming pool on lushly
landscaped lot. Amenities include a newly paved brick
driveway, Spanish-style tile roof, canvas awnings,
vaulted ceilings with fans, ceramic-tile floors, track
lighting, Jacuzzi tub and more! Don't miss this fantas-
tic family home priced at only $329,000.
This charming 2BR/2BA waterfront hideaway offers a
boat dock, davits and oversize heated, caged pool with
bright southerly exposure. Amenities include new ce-
ramic-tile floors and carpeting, impeccable landscap-
ing with banks of flowers and automatic sprinkler sys-
tem, plus fully fenced back yard. Only $229,900 includ-
ing One Year Homeowner's Warranty!
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ROSER GUILD Thrift Shop. Open Tues., Thurs., Fri.,
9:30-2 Sat. 9-12. Clothing, etc. 511 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, across from Chapel.
FAIR AND FLEA MARKET Sat., Mar. 7, 9-3. Baked
goods, crafts, clothing, jewelry, linens, tools, books,
collectibles, white elephant, furniture. Come out and
have lunch with us! Mt. Vernon Clubhouse, 4701 In-
dependence (south off Cortez Rd.)
RUMMAGE SALE Fri., Mar. 6, 9-2. Great selection
of women's small and petite clothes, furniture,
kitchenware. Browse, have coffee and/or lunch. St.
Bernard Activity Center, 43rd Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Mar. 7, 7:30-? Entertainment
center, speakers, fax, knick knacks, tools, hardware,
weedeater, clothes, new items and more. 706 Jacar-
anda, Anna Maria.
YARD SALE Sat., Mar. 7, 9-noon. Kitchen and
household goods, sofa, bedroom furniture, stereo, A/
C. 206 69th Street, Holmes Beach.
PRIVATEERS' THIEVES" MARKET Sat., Mar. 21, 8-
3. Vendor spaces available for $15. City Hall Park,
Holmes Beach. Call 778-5777 for information.
P^ Simplify Your Search!
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5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Belch, FL 34217
This great lot on a quiet street could offer views of
both the Gulf and bay. Build your dream home here,
or great investment duplex. Don't miss this great buy
at just $64,900. Possible trades.
This spacious duplex has 2BR/1 BA each side and is
in the heart of Anna Maria! Great neighborhood
close to everything. Priced right at just $169,900.
NORTH END DUPLEX!
This great duplex located on the north end of Anna
Maria offers 2BR/1 BA each side and is just steps to
the beach. Winter tenants already in place. Terrific
rental history! Just listed at $219,000.
LARGE ISLAND DUPLEX
This large duplex in the heart of Holmes Beach is
perfect for two families. 2BR/2BA with plenty of
storage and parking. Each unit faces opposite
streets for complete privacy. Hard to find one that is
nicer. Priced at just $279,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
KEY ROYALE Lovely 2BR/3BA canalfront home
with pool, dock, boat lift and indoor spa. No main-
tenance pebbled landscape. A must see home!
$264,000. Call Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.
BAYVIEW TERRACE 2BR/1BA condo in a water-
front community. Steps to bay and Gulf. Priced
right $78,500. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
ISLAND HOME Like new 3BR/2BA Key West-
style elevated Island home. Vaulted ceilings,
bright and open floor plan. Bonus lower level for
storage/office, etc. Two-car garage. $198,000.
Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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LOST PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES with black
frames, Feb. 23, Gulf Dr. between 69th Street and
Palm Drive. Call 778-7217.
LOST PRESCRIPTION GLASSES Feb. 19, rimless, silver
and orchid frame, Flotilla Drive. Please call 778-1430.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
ATTENTION WOMEN new to the area! I'm starting
a newcomer's club. Come meet new friends. Call
Sandy for information. 761-1224.
"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.
1992 JAGUAR XJ6, 51,000 miles, racing green,
loaded, absolutely perfect. $12,900. Call 778-0480.
1984 PONTIAC white, automatic, good condition.
$900. Call 383-0021.
1984 MAZDA GLC runs good. New starter and
clutch. Recent tune-up and oil change. $500 OBO.
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To select your island
property. When buying
I can make your island
dream come true.
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
1968 INTERNATIONAL SCOUT $2,500 OBO. Call
1988 RX7 HARD-TOP CONVERTIBLE white, looks
good, runs great! Leather interior, CD player with
surround sound and headrest speakers. Has new
exhaust, catalytic converter, radiator, water pump
and tires. 100,000 miles. $6,000. 778-2832.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.
BOAT LIFT 8,000 Ib. Davit Master, Holmes Beach
location, like-new condition, ready to move. $1,200.
19.9' RENKEN 1988 Walkaround Sport Fisherman,
I/O engine 120 hp., equipped. Very good condition.
Need quick sale. $3,500. Call 778-6021.
22-FOOT SEARAY cuddy. Great for camping, fishing,
cruising. Rebuilt V8, I/O, tandem trailer, VHF, Loran,
depth. Health forces sale. $4;900 $4,500. 779-1102.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...
Just renovated! Charming
beach house. Greatroom
with fireplace, sunroom
plus sunset deck and
screened lanai. AdjacentIPP
second house contains four apartments providing monthly
income to owner. Unique one-of-a-kind property. $895,000.
2.5 MILES TO BEACH! 2BR/2BA end unit with large lanai.
Lovely waterside community with clubhouse, pool, tennis.
$79,900 turnkey furnished!
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.l. EV I'7 REALTY
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting applica-
tions for part time cooks and full and part time servers.
Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
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.
CIRCLE K Bradenton Beach now accepting applica-
tions for full or part time sales associates. Second
shift, excellent benefits. Apply within.
MANAGER Upscale thrift shop, Longboat Key, 20
hours per week. Call 383-1512.
MARINA BAY now accepting applications for cooks
and servers. Please apply in person. 5325 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE at Island Grocery store.
Deli person and cashier. Must be at least 18 and able
to work nights and weekends. Apply at Islander's
Market, 778-1925 ask for Frank.
HOMEMAKER ON ISLAND needed to care for my
infant weekdays in your home. Call 778-7770.
Visit.us at our web site http://www.islandreal.com
VIEWS OF SPLENDOR
Anna Maria City Pier Tampa Bay
Egmont Key Sunshine Skyway
See these sights and much more from the deck of
301 South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria.
Owner offers this custom-built elevated home.Water
views from every window, 3BR/2.5BA. Lushly land-
scaped with native plants, newer upgraded appliances
and A/C. More than 750 square feet of enclosed work-
shop and storage space. Wrap-around deck, many
built-ins. $259,000. Extra lot available. Call 778-6835.
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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. Serving
the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
AUTO DETAILING at your home or office at your con-
venience. Complete detailing includes wash, wax,
shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning, leather
& vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed and more. Pro-
tect your investment. Call Damon at 320-5662.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Island
Check-A-Home at 778-3089.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
WALLPAPER BY MARCIA Commercial/residential.
Fifteen years experience. Insured, references. Free
estimates. (941) 778-0024, leave message.
FREE WEEK Dolphin Day Care & Preschool. Regis-
ter by end of the month and receive one week free
tuition. Ages 2 through 6. Call 778-2967.
"THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION Cleaning Services"
established 1993. Residential, commercial, rentals.
Hard worker, dependable, excellent references. Call
for interview, Kimberly, 792-0862.
INCOME TAX SERVICE Over 30-years experience.
Ohio and Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney
Tax Service, 761-8156.
BABY AND TODDLER UNIT OPENING Feb. 18. $95
wk. Call for information. Dolphin Daycare & Pre-
BANKRUPTCY $200 Divorce $150 $200. Adoption,
Corporations, Modifications, Power of Attorney,
Wills, Living Wills, Name Change, etc. Suncoast
Paralegal Services 742-4788.
PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS Music theory, chord
progressions, solos, duets, and technical studies.
Ages 4 and up. Beginners welcome. Call 795-0303.
SPRING CLEAN your mildew away! I will pressure
clean your decks, lanai, pool area, driveway. For free
estimate call Greg at 749-0253.
MAKE YOUR CAR OR BOAT shine. Mobile polish-
ing and detailing service. Free estimates. Call 778-
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Bonded. Resi-
dential, commercial, homes, condos, rentals, move
in/move out. All cleaning products supplied. Esti-
mates. Call Beverly at 778-1945.
NEED HELP, HELP, HELP with your household
chores? Call Gail at 739-6871. Reasonable rates,
great references, years of experience. Call today!
MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years expe-
rience self-employed in the construction trade. I am
handy to have-around. 778-1110.
DUMP TRUCK FOR HIRE Shell delivered and
spread $25 yd., mulch, fill dirt, gravel. Call for prices.
Hauling Larry 778-0119.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
LAWNS CUT palms trimmed, yards cleaned up.
Shell and mulch delivered and spread. Call David
Bannigan at 778-6972.
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
EXPERT LAWN CUTTING/tree trimming. Affordable,
reliable, insured. Call Jeff at 778-1560.
ED'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Custom
design and installation, mulch, sod, stone, shell,
xeriscape. 778-8272. Formerly Anna Maria Garden
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Native
plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup. Island
resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
NO BUGS FOR A YEAR! Guaranteed! Protection
Pest Control Inc. & Lawn Treatment. Call Bob
Bishop, our entomologist at 779-0028 for your free
pest control consultation.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/INYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references&i c 4#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
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.
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BAYFRONT ELEGANCE Magnificent resi- ISLAND LIVING WITH INCOME Newly
dence with spectacular bay views. 3BR/2.5BA, listed, well-maintained 3BR/1.5BA spacious
greatroom, eat-in kitchen, separate formal din- home on double lot with guest or rental
ing and living room, master bedroom and bath apartment. Short walk to prime beach.
overlooking bay. Heated pool and deep-water $189,500. David Moynihan 778-2246 or
dockage. $695,000. David Moynihan 778-2246 eves. 778-7976.
or eves. 778-7976. #25059.
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AFFORDABLE ISLAND RESIDENCE Lowest
priced single-family residence on Anna Maria.
Well maintained and walking distance to beach.
Furnishings negotiable. Owner may finance.
$119,900. David Moynihan 778-2246 or eves.
2BR/2BA Martinique ...............$139,000
2BR/2BA Runaway Bay.......... $124,900
GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, one-car
garage. Lots of storage. Spacious rooms,
quiet and secure. $139,900. Ask for
Yvonne Higgins 778-2246. C27003.
4BR/3.5BA Bayfront ...............$630,000
3BR/2BA Coral Shores...........$198,000
2BR/2BA Runaway Bay .......... $122,500
3BR/2BA Flamningio Cay ..... $179,500
2BR/2BA Island Village ..........$109,500
2BR/1BA Imperial House .........$77,900
2BR/1BA Imperial House .........$77,000
2BR/2BA Cordova Lakes........ $109,900
3BR/2BA Rosedale CC ..........$239,900
Our name says it all...
Build from our plans, your plans or custom design
SBui ldng custom homes on Anna Maria land since 1987
# Buld from our plans, your plans or custom design
Island Homesites available from $90,000
Homes currently under construction and available -
203 Spring Avenue 3 bedroom, 2 bath -1,900 sq. ft.
806 Gladiolus 3 bedroom, 2 both 2,100 sq. ft.
5500 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL. 34217
March and April Available
Call Our Professionals at 778-2246
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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
WEEKLY 1BR/1BA AVAILABLE Apr. through Dec.
1998, starting at $300 wk. Includes turnkey furnish-
ings, telephone, cable TV and private parking. Call
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX on the beach. 2BR/1 BA,
sleeps six, fully furnished. Cable TV, VCR, washer/
dryer, microwave, screened lanai, sun deck. $750
wk. Call (305) 932-0197.
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.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT in Holmes
Beach.- 500 sq. ft. Call for details, 778-3924 or
778-4461 ask for Dennis.
SEASONAL 1 BR APARTMENT with deck. Available
starting Oct., 1998. $1,200 mo. Call 778-7949.
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.
VACATION RENTALS Feb.--_ar., Apr. available.
Call Wsgn noeaiy at 778-2246.
NORTH LONGBOAT KEY condo. 2BR/1.5BA, private
dock, carport. Available Apr. 1. $1,275 mo. King-size
Kraftmatic bed, quiet/friendly neighborhood. 383-9291.
ANNUAL- CHEAP RENT 1 BR apartment, Holmes Beach.
No pets. First, last, security. Prefer male. 778-1546.
ANNUAL RENTALS Holmes Boulevard 2BR/2BA,
1,100 sq. ft., elevated, 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. North Beach Village annual
rental. 3BR/2BA, 1,500 sq. ft. townhouse condo, two-
car garage, extra storage, pool, beautifully land-
scaped. Steps to beach and shopping. No smoking,
no pets. $1,200 mo. Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
DUPLEX APARTMENT IN Anna Maria. 2BR/1BA,
walk to beach. $700 mo. annual lease. First, last,
security. No pets. 792-8817.
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA upstairs, Gulf view from all
rooms, washer/dryer. 104 31st Street, Holmes
Beach. Available through April, everything furnished.
$4,600 mo. 778-6050.
ANNA MARIA large 2BR apartments overlooking City
Pier, sandy beaches. Fantastic view. Starting at $800
mo. Call (941) 778-9188.
DUPLEXES ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, garage and 2BR/
1.5BA, garaging, new carpets, decorations. Superb
throughout. $625 and $750 mo. No pets. Deposit
ANNUAL ANNA MARIA ISLAND elevated home.
Bayview 2BR/2BA, big deck, huge basement, one
block to beach and pier. Call 779-1326.
ANNUAL STEPS TO BEACH Furnished 2BR/1 BA,
available Apr. 1. Young professional welcome. Pet
friendly. $775 mo. Call 778-5150, Holmes Beach.
RETIRED COUPLE SEEKING 1 or 2BR unit or
house for Jan. Mar., 1999. Non smokers, no pets.
YEARLY RENT 1BR/1BA overlooking Gulf.
Bradenton Beach. Water, garbage included. Fur-
nished. $650 mo. Call (813) 932-0516.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1 BA
elevated duplex with enclosed carports. Seasonal/
annual. Call 779-2114.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA plus den, fenced back
yard. Small pets considered. $800 mo. Call Smith
ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA waterview home. Fam-
ily room. With dock privileges. $925 mo., without
$875. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated duplex.
$650 mo. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR elevated duplex. $750 mo.
Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.
ANNUAL BAYOU CONDO 2BR/1BA ground-floor
unit. Dishwasher, washer/dryer, Anna Maria City.
Condo approval required, no pets. $650 mo. includes
water, garbage and standard cable TV. Electric rea-
sonable. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307 for
TOWNHOUSE CONDO 2BR/2.5BA, sleeps six,
beautifully furnished. Across from beach. $625 wk./
$1,650 mo. Call 792-6029.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR, screened lanai, laundry. One
half block to beach, near shopping. Annual unfur-
nished $525 mo., furnished $575 mo plus utilities.
SEASONAL 1BR Holmes Beach. Laundry, screened
lanai, one half block to beach. Weekly $425, monthly
$1,250 plus tax. 779-1161.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA apartment,
newly remodeled, 200 yards to beach. $550 mo. Call
AVAILABLE EASTER WEEK 2BR/2BA, very clean
and nicely furnished duplex. $650 wk. Also available
monthly through Oct. or Dec. $750 mo. includes
cable, washer/dryer. 778-0510.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA beautifully furnished condo with
pool, lanai, overlooking bay in quiet complex. $950
mo. plus electric. Includes cable, water, garbage,
washer/dryer. Available Apr. 1. 778-0510.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT furnished for Mar. and
or Apr. $600 mo. in Cortez. Upstairs, new. $600 mo.
Single, year round, $450 mo. 794-2556.
LARGE STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes Beach.
$525 mo. annual lease. Mature, non smoker
preferred. Call 778-0212.
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SAILBOAT WATER. Custom-built 4-5BR/4B Island Bayfront Es-
tate. Very private with magnificent sunsets. Gourmet kitchen, 2 fire-
places and spacious master suite. Pool, dock, davits and tennis
court. Reduced $845,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R193319.
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 387-0048
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE. Fronting BAY OAKS. Seven lots from one to eight
Manatee River. Two-story home filled acres in size. Access to Palma Sola Bay from
with innumerable special touches. two homesites. Very exclusive, private setting.
$1,750,000. Jim Brown, 747-1200. $120,000 to $180,000. Sandy Drapala,
R19008 794-3354. L13569-13572, L13576
MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE. 4 or 5BR,
completely renovated, wood floors,
crown moldings. Built in 1905. French
doors, fireplace. Spacious family room Available properties by the
overlooks pool, dock and grounds. Available properties by the month from
$575,000. Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. week or by the month from
R18225 Anna Maria Island to Venice.
WARNER BAYOU waterfront home. Im- Call one of our rental and
maculate 4BR with screened porch over- resort specialists.
looking bayou. Pool and dock. $255,700. (941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. R25674 Located in
Anna Maria Island Centre Shops
GULFFRONT ESTATE with its own tennis court. Enjoy
fabulous sunsets while tucked away in this very private
location. 3BR/3-1/2B. Beautifully landscaped. $1,250,000.
Julie DeSear, 794-3041. R25431
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TROPICAL SETTING surrounds this two-story duplex. Has
den and indoor utility room. Recently renovated. $172,900.
Colette Gerrish, 794-1024. D17489
TIMBER CREEK. Turnkey-furnished
1 BR/1B on ground floor overlooking golf
course. Immediate occupancy. $43,900.
Van Bourgois, 761-0273. C25891
NEAR PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1B home an
13 +/- acres. Can become your dream
home or develop, zoned Al. $298,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R/L68499
LOVELY SPLIT-DESIGN condominium
in Timber Creek. 2BR/2B, glassed-en-
closed lanai. Newer appliances, extra
cabinets. On golf course with lovely club-
house. $87,900. Nancy Keegan,
. 2 p." H o .S 4 .778.-6654',
This lovely lot on a quiet street is just steps to
the bay in Anna Maria City. This homesite is
ready for your dream home or perfect for long
term investment. Nicely cleared but some ma-
ture landscape plantings. Don't miss this one
just listed at $89,900.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287
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ANNUAL RENTALS: Available Mar. 1, 2BR/1 BA with
lanai, $650. Available Mar. 1, 3BR/1BA with large
deck, $900. Available now, 3BR/2BA with pool,
$1,800. Call Island Real Estate at 778-6066.
3BR/2BA ELEVATED HOUSE. 227 85th Street,
Holmes Beach. Walk to the beach. Boat slip with
water meter. Broker/Owner $175,000. MLS# 26399.
William E. Allen licensed Real Estate Broker. Home
DUPLEX FOR NEXT WINTER season, minimum
three months. Holmes Beach, newly painted, every-
thing furnished, one half block to beach, two blocks
to shopping. No pets. 778-6909.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR apartment Immacu-
late, quiet Island neighborhood, bay view. Non
smoker. $625 mo. plus deposit. Utilities included.
DUPLEX 3BR/2BA ANNUAL Brand new, ceramic tile
floors, Gulf view. See sunset from patio. Bradenton
Beach, 1,200 sq. ft., beautiful. $1,200 mo. 779-2671.
WANTED MATURE responsible adults to rent
house on short term or yearly. Please call 778-5352.
ANNUAL FOUR-PLEX APARTMENT 2BR/1BA,
central heat/air, 100 steps to beach. Large heated
pool, beautifully landscaped. Water, cable, garbage
included. Washer/dryer hookups. No smokers. $700
Imo. (800) 593-0004 or (813) 367-5121.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA HOUSE Bradenton Beach. Avail-
able Apr. 1. $700 mo. plus security deposit. Includes
garbage. Across from beach. Call 778-7199.
CANALFRONT HOME 3BR/2BA on quiet Holmes
Beach street. Newly furnished and decorated. Avail-
able June, 1998 on. Now booking 1999. 778-0127.-
AVAILABLE APR. 1, 1998 Furnished efficiency,
$450 plus utilities, first, last, security. Available Apr.
4, 1998, 2BR/1BA, furnished, $700 mo. plus utilities,
first, last, security. 778-5057. E-mail
ANNUAL DUPLEX APARTMENT 3BR/2BA, central
heat/air, near beach, fenced yard. Kids/pets OK.
Security, references required. Available now. $750
RENTAL WANTED Retired couple desires Jan.
through Mar., 1999 rental in Holmes Beach. Gulffront
condo with washer/dryer in unit. 778-1331.
HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Nice, quiet
first-floor 2BR. Fully furnished, steps to beach, res-
taurants. Available Apr. and next season. Also an-
nual. No pets/smokers. 778-7107..
SEASONAL/VACATION North Longboat Key cot-
tage. 2BR/1BA in the village. Available immediately.
$1,275 mo. turnkey furnished plus utilities. 387-0048.
VACATION RENTAL Anna Maria beach house,
2BR/2BA, Gulf view every room. $2,500 mo. 776-
HALF BLOCK TO BEACH 1BR apartments. $325
wk. for two people. Four or more nights, $60 night
plus tax. 778-2039.
DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
TRADE YOUR PROPERTY for 11 acres in Califor-
nia overlooking Big Horn CC, Palm Desert and Indian
Wells. Broker cooperation invited! (630) 257-6367.
HOLMES BEACH north end. Quiet location, 3BR/
2BA with glass lanai and pool. Lots of tile. No Real-
tors. $174,900. Call 778-0463.
OPEN HOUSE 1-4 DAILY Waterfront showplace 2-
years new. Spacious 4BR/4BA, cathedral ceilings,
spa, boat dock, many extras. Appraised at $525,000.
Offered below appraisal. Ted E. Davis, licensed real
estate broker/owner. 130 Hammock Rd., Anna Maria
GULF CONDO 2BR/1BA $150,000. Financing
available. Call (800) 824-0142.
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.
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.
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4BR/3BA CANAL/POOL HOME with view of Sky-
way Bridge. New tile roof, windows and brick drive-
way. Beautifully landscaped, new carpet, freshly
painted. Only $329,900. 526 75th Street. Call Jim
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 re-
modeled 2BR/2BA, patio, screened lanai. Ask-
ing $163,000. Owner 779-1185. Possible 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
FOR SALE BY OWNER Anna Maria. Must sell, price
slashed. Appraisal $610,000, will take $550,000.
Substantial down, some terms, low interest rate, part
owner financing. Large four-unit apartment building,
large corner lot, overlooking Anna Maria City Pier and
sandy beaches. Furnished, private courtyard, heated
pool, solar, barbecue/picnic area, three patios. (941)
VILLAGE GREEN, BRADENTON 2BR/2BA, en-
closed lanai, garage, pool, cable TV, putting green,
shuffleboard, gazebo. $87,500. Call 778-4004.
PERICO BAY CLUB 3BR/2BA, top floor, open bay
view. Principals only. Owner/Realtor. $210,000-
furnished. Call 792-5995. ...
VlWL-A ON SAILBOAT WATER 3BR/2BA, 44-foot
dockage. New kitchen, patio, lanai, dock. ICW,
heated pool, tennis, pets. $164,900. Motivated
TRIPLEX TURNKEY FURNISHED close to beach,
shopping. 2BR/1 BA, 2BR/1BA, efficiency. Very nice,
updated. $210,000. 778-5057. E-mail
1BR MOBILE HOME seven-years old. Enclosed car-
port, shed, across from Gulf. $16,000 OBO. Call 722-
FOR SALE BY OWNER Key Royale 2BR/2BA canal
home. New tile roof, seawall, dock, kitchen and both
baths. Great landscaping. Call 778-2409.
LARGE LONGBOAT KEY residential lot in area of
fine homes, across the street from beach. Jim
LaRose, Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 383-5543.
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LARGE WATERFRONT LOT on deep-water canal.
Located in prestigious North Point Harbor, Key
Royale. 85'x112', cleared and ready to build. One
of the few waterfront lots left in Anna Maria. Phone
HOLMES BEACH Bay Palms 2BR/2BA on canal.
New appliances, carport, boat dock, oversized two-
car garage, excellent condition. $219,000. 515 74th
Street. Call 778-3179.
ISLAND-STYLE CANAL HOME 54-foot dock, deep-
water, lush tropical yard. 2BR/2BA, one-car garage,
open-floor plan. Plenty of room to expand. 504 75th
Street. $239,000. 778-5880.
GULFSIDE LIVING AT Martinique offers spacious
rooms, secure building, heated pool, tennis, garage,
storage galore and white sand beach. $139,000.
Wagner Realty. Ask for Yvonne Higgins, 778-2246.
624 FOXWORTH Key Royale. 3BR/2.5BA, split-de-
sign, newly remodeled, 2,640 sq. ft. under roof. Open
house 12-4 daily. As is.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Live on Longboat Key for
only $87,500 with gorgeous, unobstructed Gulf view
and private beach. Manufactured home in resident-
owned community. 55+. All appliances and furnish-
ings included. 387-6417.
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.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA upper-
corner unit. Unobstructed bay view, turnkey fur-
nished. Includes boat dock. $189,500. 779-2350.
BAYOU CONDOMINIUM lower unit canalfront, bay
view, boat dock, newly refurbished. $120,000. Se-
riously interested parties only. By appointment.
BY OWNER 3BR/2BA elevated home only 4-years
old. 28' screened-in deck to watch sunrise over bay.
Avenue A, Bradenton Beach. 778-2960.
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STATELY ANNA MARIA CANAL HOME NEAR
GULF-1BR 2BA cla:i--: Tudo.r wlh quali3,y Inrougijihj'u
On canal wilh n-n t-ridge.. ri t.ba, .and Gull ?399'.900
Call Rose Scr,rn,:,rr or Paul Winder al -77-2261
BEACH AREA SINGLE-FAMILY HOME Immaculate
3BR 2 SBA pair pool orrme A rwo.cai delahed
garage. Ex, J'e good morning room' area off
kiucnen $165.000 Call Rose Scnnoerr a 778-.2261
THIS GARDENER'S DELIGHT ma.,ke- an e.cel.
leni slaner nrme ai.ir separate drinin. rcrri:
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A BOATER'S DREAM BR "Ba Ilan,j h:,ome,
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PERICO BAY CLUB Secirnd-ll:oor Sandpiper mod-el
wlh lake :Iew 2BR 2,BA open plan neutral decor
PNew ceramic tile and wall coverngsr Shows like a
model' 5101.500 Call Lynn English at 78-2?261
HOLMES BEACH 3BR 2BA single.iarrmI rnome
on canal, Nto-car garage $2.000 per rrc.nih
BRADENTON BEACH 1eR 1BA duuple<
Annual $525 per mor-ilh
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