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Whitmore, Haas-Martens, Lutz win


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Carol Whitmore is the new mayor of Holmes
Beach, and Sandy Haas-Martens and Roger Lutz are
new commissioners after Tuesday's city election.
Whitmore handily beat challengers Joy Courtney
and Ron Robinson, garnering 44 percent of the vote to
Robinson's 37 percent and Courtney's 19 percent.
In the commission race, Haas-Martens received 33
percent of the vote and Lutz 27 percent to claim vic-
tory. Challengers Joan Perry and Mike Heistand had 23
percent and 16 percent, respectively.
"I'm very glad everyone came out to support me,"
Whitmore said. "I'm very happy and surprised."
"The hardest part of the election was the waiting,"
Haas-Martens said after the vote tally at 7:20 p.m.
Tuesday. "Getting out and seeing everyone was great."


Bradenton

'Beach hotelier


stabbed;


wife charged
The co-owner of a Bradenton Beach motel has
been arrested by police with stabbing her husband and
business partner with a knife and charged with at-
tempted murder.
Jane Guy, 43, was found by police at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday standing over her husband, David Guy, 46, in
the Sunset Beach Motel, 2201 Gulf Drive, which the
pair own. Officer Chuck Sloan said he responded to a
domestic violence complaint and saw Jane Guy stand-
ing over her husband holding a butcher knife in her
hand. David Guy was bleeding profusely from the
back, Sloan said.
When Jane Guy spotted Sloan, he said, she ran into
the bathroom, locked the door and jumped into the
shower to wash off her husband's blood. Sloan broke
down the door and arrested Guy on charges of at-
tempted murder, tampering with evidence and resisting
arrest without violence, Police Chief Jack Maloney
said. She was being held in jail without bond.
David Guy was in serious condition Tuesday at
Blake Medical Center, suffering from a eight-inch-
deep stab wound. Maloney said Guy received 10 units
of blood from medical personnel during his recovery.


Anna Maria


bans cell


towers

By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
In a move possibly prompted by the problems in
Holmes Beach, the Anna Maria Planning and Zoning
Board approved a telecommunications tower morato-
rium ordinance.
The ordinance will give the city time to establish
regulations before cellular phone tower construction is
requested in the city.
"This is something unique," said City Attorney Jim
Dye, "the city is not equipped to handle it at the present
time."
Cellular towers are a relatively new and specialized
technology and could pose problems the city has never
addressed before.
If a cellular service wants to build a tower in Anna
Maria, the city would be hard pressed to stop them
without proper ordinances.
Dye said, "By law a provider cannot he denied


"I'm very happy," Lutz
said, "and I'm anxious to
get going. I think we can re- ,.
ally spruce up the city."
A total of 40 percent of .

ballots.
the city's 3,863 voters cast Si

All three newly elected
officials will serve two-year
terms beginning with a
swearing-in on March 23 at Whitmore
10 a.m. at city hall. The cer-
emony will be followed by the new commission's first
meeting.
The mayor receives a salary of $800 per month,
while commissioners receive $400 per month.
Official results of Tuesday's election for mayor are:


Haas-Martens


Lutz


Whitmore, 689 votes; Robinson, 579 votes; and
Courtney, 289 votes.
For commission: Haas-Martens, 951 votes; Lutz.
787 votes; Perry, 666 votes; and Heistand, 472.
For campaign spending reports, see page 9.


Anti-polluter
Mary Seine shows her
objection to air pollution
by automobiles on her
regular rounds by
bicycle, still pedalling
strong at age 70. She
bikes 100 miles a week,
she says, and last sum-
mer toured the Nether-
lands, Austria and
Denmark with other
cyclists. In light of the
traffic Islanders have
experienced in recent
weeks, and the expected
traffic woes in the next
few weeks of the season,
a bicycle may be the
fastest means of trans-
portation around these
days. Islander Photo:
Edna Tiemann


access to a market."
The moratorium ordinance allows time for officials
and the city attorney to research such topics and gar-
ner a complete understanding of the subject matter in
order to pursue this issue accurately.
Issues that await Anna Maria include:

The size of a tower
Telecommunications towers run anywhere from 50
feet tall to more than 150 feet tall. The size depends on
the distance the tower has to cover for the service area
and the number of cellular service providers using the
tower.
The board consensus was that there are very few
areas within the city limits that could provide clearance
.in case a tower collapsed.
How a tower of that size reacts to a barrier island

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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


MARCH 11, 1998






[l PAGE 2-A 0 MARCH 11, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Commission says 'NO' to mayor's legal request


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach commissioners last week refused a
request from Mayor Bob VanWagoner to hire an out-
side attorney to represent him at a hearing on March 12.
The hearing concerns a mandamus action filed by
resident Joan Perry, asking the court to order the com-
mission to follow the city's referendum procedure.
Under this procedure, the commission must reconsider
its resolution approving the construction of a cellular
phone tower at Smith Realtors, 5904 Marina Drive, or
submit the question to a city-wide referendum.
In January, a circuit court judge ordered the com-
mission to reconsider the resolution or show just cause
for not doing so. The commission then had 20 days,
from Jan. 21, to take action.
Gregory W. Hootman, the attorney representing
the city on the matter, filed a motion to quash the
judge's order because the issue is pending in another
court. The issue is part of GTE's federal lawsuit against
the city.
A March 12 hearing is scheduled for Hootman's
quash motion.
In February, GTE also filed a motion to quash, as
well as a motion to intervene in the hearing, stating that
the company's "right to build and operate the cellular
monopole referenced in Resolution 97-7 could be de-
stroyed if this court were to grant petitioner Perry's


request for a writ of mandamus.
In his request to hire an attorney for the hearing,
VanWagoner noted that "while the city commission is
represented in this matter, the mayor's office is not.
Since there is some disagreement [from the mayor] on
the type of position to be taken by the city, I need and
deserve my own counsel."
Commission Chairman Don Maloney responded
by citing a letter from Hootman that said, "I don't be-
lieve the mayor is authorized to take a position in the
case which is different from the city's position, that is,
the position taken by the city commission. The mayor
is bound by the city charter, as I understand it, to ex-
ecute the policies of the city commission."
"We never invited him to be there," Commissioner
Carol Whitmore added.
In a related issue, Perry told commissioners that
"Holmes Beach through its insurance attorney
[Hootman], has given up your rights to be represented
by your city attorney to GTE Mobilnet at the hearing
on March 12."
Perry was referring to a letter from Hootman to a
GTE attorney stating, "Your office will cross-notice a
hearing on GTE's motion to intervene for the time
which my office previously obtained for the hearing of
the city's motion to quash. I am agreeable to relinquish-
ing that time to GTE for argument on its motion to in-
tervene, which I believe should be ruled upon by the


court prior to addressing the motions of the city and
GTE to quash ... ."
"My concern from Day 1 has been listening to
people saying the public's rights have been robbed by
this commission, so I asked Hootman to reply," Com-
mission Chairman Don Maloney noted.
"As the elected representatives of the citizens, the
commission has represented the interests of the citizens
it was elected to serve. However, any citizen has the
right to seek permission from the federal court to inter-
vene in the federal court action," Hootman responded.
"The action filed by the petitioners has nothing to
do with the federal court," Perry replied. "GTE
Mobilnet is intervening in the citizens' case by and
through the insurance lawyer."
Maloney said the matter is part of the federal court
action, which is the lawsuit filed in October by GTE
and Smith against the city, VanWagoner and the city's
two building officials because of VanWagoner's re-
fusal'to sign GTE's site plan for the tower. In Novem-
ber, GTE amended its lawsuit to include the referen-
dum petition issue.
On March 3, VanWagoner received a notice from
the U.S. District Court of a settlement conference on
the lawsuit. It is scheduled for March 20 in Tampa.
"I'm happy to see it," VanWagoner said. "It's good
news. The judge will help us reach a settlement. I'm
always open to negotiations."


Why such a big sign
for Gulf Blvd.?
Florida Department of Transportation officials have
added a number offlashing signs in the area to warn
motorists of potential traffic tie-ups on Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach. Unfortunately, this sign on south
Longboat Key appears to be warning motorists of
one-lane traffic only on Gulf Blvd., a one-block-long
street in Anna Maria, not Gulf Drive. Oops?
Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Right turn lane to library to be temporarily closed


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine last week
received approval from city commissioners to tempo-
rarily close the right turn lane on Marina Drive between
Gulf Drive and 56th Street.
The action is in response to complaints about the
intersection of 56th Street and Marina Drive, which has
become increasingly congested since the closing of
58th Street several weeks ago. The street was vacated
and closed due to construction of the new city hall.
"There's no perfect solution," Romine noted. "What
we've'done is looked at ways to alleviate the congestion
at 56th Street. That is a dangerous intersection to put that
much traffic into and it's inconvenient. It's hard to turn left*
[onto Marina Drive] and it's hard to go straight.
"You've got two lanes going north, one of which
is a designated turn lane onto 56th Street. But we all


Ban set on cell towers

in Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
environment subject to strong storms is an issue requir-
ing study.

Type of tower
Cell towers currently come in two different types:
monopoles, which are like large antennas, and lattice
towers, made up of concentric squares.
In an aesthetic vein, each tower has its own ways of


know that not everybody turns right, and you can't as-
sume that they will. So we're looking at closing down
that turn lane from Gulf Drive to 56th Street and cars
will have to merge back into the straight lane."
Commissioner Ron Robinson suggested using a
permanent blockade to make drivers in the right lane
turn right.
"If you start blending that traffic after people are
used to having two separate lanes, I think that's going
to cause problems," Robinson noted.
Romine said that installing a barricade would be
expensive and take more time. Closing the lane is the
quickest and cheapest method he said.
Some people suggested making the intersection a
four-way stop, but it doesn't meet the criteria recom-
mended by the Federal Highway Administration or the
Florida Department of Transportation, Romine said. It
would also create a major disruption to traffic flow on


being camoflauged. Small monopoles can be made to look
like streetlights, while lattice towers are given a louvered-
shutter look. Towers have even been disguised as giant,
metal palm trees in some areas of the U.S.

Providers
Many cell service providers share space on towers,
known, in the industry as cohabitation. The city can
limit the number of cellular service providers that share
tower space. Each cohabitation requires the tower to be
made larger. All service providers pay a separate lease
fee, thus the larger the tower, the more revenue col-
lected by the.tower's owner.


Marina Drive.
"They recommend four-way stops be placed at inter-
sections with relatively equal traffic flows, 500 cars per
hour over an eight-hour period and a minimum of 200 cars
at the minor street," he explained. "We don't have that."
Romine noted that residents can also use 62nd and
63rd Streets to get onto Marina Drive. Sandy Haas-
Martens of 63rd Street asked for additional stop signs
in the area of Marina Way, 62nd and 63rd Streets and
Romine said that would be no problem.
In addition, Romine said he spoke with the city hall
contractor about building the new 58th Street. Follow-
ing complaints about the closure of 58th Street from
area residents, commissioners agreed to construct a
new street south of the old one.
Commissioners said in a Feb. 17 meeting that a
temporary road would be constructed immediately but
completion of the new street would have to be done in
conjunction with paving the new city hall parking lot
to save money.
The city cut a new temporary street through the
middle of the field two weeks ago, but it is blocked with
barricades. Commissioner Carol Whitmore has ques-
tioned the installation of the temporary street.
"I was under the impression that we said we'll have
another access for everyday use when we start city
hall," Commissioner Carol Whitmore said. "Is it only
going to be open for emergencies?"
"It can't be open on a regular and daily basis,"
Mayor Bob VanWagoner replied. "Based on the opin-
ion of Chief Romine, having 450 cars come over that
shell road and through this driveway is not needed and
cannot be tolerated. It is there for emergencies."






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 11, 1998 N PAGE 3-A KM

'Springfest' Saturday, Sunday in Holmes Beach


One hundred professional artists and craftspersons
from across the country will set up shop at the Holmes
Beach city hall field what's left of it with new con-
struction ongoing- on Marina Drive this weekend. It
is "Springfest," the 10th annual Anna Maria Island
Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts.
Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Art League,


this juried show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15. Admission and
parking are free.
The family event features continuous live music and
a large food court. Community organizations add to the
festivities with exhibits and information about various
wildlife, historical and environmental concerns.


Design standards may come to part

of Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
"Architectural police" may be coming to
Bradenton Beach.
City commissioners agreed in concept with a reso-
lution that establishes architectural standards for par-
ticipants in the Community Redevelopment Agency
loan pool.
The pool provides low-interest loans to businesses
remodeling existing structures or building new ones
within the city's historic old town area in the Bridge
Street area. Several local banks have joined together to
provide funds for the .pool.
The establishment of architectural standards and
even the loan pool are a means to accrue rating points
for another round of grant applications, thus continu-
ing the revitalization efforts of the city in the area from
Cortez Road to Fifth Street South.
Only participants in the loan pool would have to
comply with the mostly benign architectural standards.


And the standards?
Generally, any work done should be in keeping
with the existing style of structures in the area. Shut-
ters should be conventional or Bahama-style. Signs
should be in keeping with other signs in the area. Win-
dows should be screened. Exterior walls should be
wood or look like wood.
Fountains, gazebos, detached garages and wood
decks are encouraged. Doghouses, pools, equipment
sheds or trash receptacles should be screened from
public view. Clotheslines, electric meters or air condi-
tioning units should not be at the front of the building.
Utility lines should be underground or at the rear of the
structure where feasible.
And all changes or renovations are to be approved
by the city's Community Redevelopment Agency, the
city commission, before construction commences.
Commissioners are expected to discuss the resolution
at the regular March 19 meeting at 1 p.m. at city hall.


A highlight of the festival each year is a raffle of
artworks donated by exhibitors. Proceeds benefit the
Art League's scholarship fund, which provides free art
classes and support to children and adults. Tickets are
$5 for six chances. Winners need not be present for the
Sunday drawing. A special drawing will be held for the
grand prize, a blown-glass sculpture by Jim Karg of
Karg Glassworks in Douglasville, Ga.

Entertainment schedule
Live entertainment includes the Anna Maria String
Band, playing western swing and bluegrass, from 10 a.m.
to noon Saturday and Sunday. Rock Bottom and the
Cutaways, playing hot Florida blues, perform from noon
to 4 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 3:30 Sunday. Clos-
ing ceremonies are scheduled from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The nonprofit Art League is dedicated to fostering
the arts on the Island. Its two annual arts festivals are
the major fundraisers, helping to underwrite scholar-
ships, operation of its gallery and a variety of-classes
and workshops for all ages.
For more information, call the Art League at 778-
2099.




Anna Maria City
None scheduled

Bradenton Beach
3/17, 1 p.m., Commission work session
3/19, 1 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
None scheduled

Of Interest
S3/16, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Anna Maria City Hall.
3/18, 7 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall.


Tourists robbed at gunpoint
Two visitors from Scotland, one a police of- 9mm pistol on the pair, the others removed wal-
ficer there, were robbed Sunday night at gunpoint lets, a purse containing the couple's passports and
in Bradenton Beach. about $200, in cash.
The husband and wife were walking along Police Chief Jack Maloney said the armed
Gulf Drive in the 2300 block when three young robbery of pedestrian was the first he could re-
men approached the pair. While one man held a member in his nine years in Bradenton Beach.


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M] PAGE 4-A 0 MARCH 11, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Holmes Beach commission to change

setbacks for properties on alleys


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Due to a ruling by the city commission last week,
a Holmes Beach resident will be allowed to keep his
shed, which encroaches onto a city alley.
Commissioners agreed that for properties border-
ing on city alleys, setbacks should be measured from
the center of the alley rather than the property line. This
solution will help residents who have buildings en-
croaching in alleys.
The issue surfaced last October when Adam
Ksiazek asked the commission to vacate the alley be-
hind his rental duplex at 5607 Guava.
The city received a complaint about a shed Ksiazek
built in the alley and does not allow encroachments in
its alleys or easements.
Ksiazek said he purchased the duplex in 1987 and
it had a metal storage shed behind it. Three years ago
the shed deteriorated and had to be replaced. Later he
received a notice from the city that the building was
non-conforming and partially in the easement.
At the time, Building Inspector Bill Saunders
said the shed is six feet, two inches into the easement
and would have to be moved 16 feet to meet the cur-
rent rear setback of 10 feet. Ksiazek said there would
not be enough room on the property for the shed.


City Attorney Patricia Petruff recommended the
city develop a right-of-way use ordinance and permit,
with standards and criteria. She noted that in 1989 her
firm was asked to remove all vacation procedures from
the city code.
Commissioners agreed to have further discussion
on the issue and make a decision w within 120 days. They
further agreed not to pursue a violation against Ksiazek
during the 120-day period, which ended last week.
"It's an ongoing problem in the city," Public
Works Supervisor Joe Duennes said. "The city
hasn't done any maintenance on many of our alleys
through the years and homeowners think the alleys
are theirs and use them as such. The commission has
to decide whether to vacate them or not."
"I suggested in October that we consider measur-
ing the setbacks on properties on alleys from the cen-
ter of the alley," Commissioner Ron Robinson said.
"I thought we had consensus to refer that to the
building department to study it and return a recommen-
dation to us," he said.
Robinson said his suggestion would be to eliminate
the possibility of closing the alleys but keep separation
between the buildings.
Duennes agreed with Robinson and commission-
ers directed him to write it up for approval.


Official seal officially changed in Bradenton Beach


Bradenton Beach has a new official seal. Offi-
cially.
City commissioners unanimously approved the_
new seal, designed by Island graphic artist Betsy Lyle,;
last week. The logo features the Bridge Street clock
tower and has the motto "Blessed With History, Hos-
pitality, Spirit" within the design.
The new logo will adorn business stationary, ve-
hicles, business cards and other trappings of govern-
ment that can use the seal. It will also be embossed
through the required city stamp on all official docu-1
ments. Don't expect to see the new logo right away,'


though officials have decided to use up the existing
stationery before ordering new paper with the new de-
sign.
City commissioners last year began the search for
a new city emblem. After holding a contest with more
than 40 entries, commissioners approved Lyle's logo.
Although commissioners approved her entry as the
winner of the contest, they did not take the extra step
of proclaiming her design as the official city seal until
last week through an ordinance and public hearings.
There was no comment from the public regarding
the seal.


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Art exhibit creates debate
Neither art appreciation or censorship will be
discussed in conjunction with Anna Maria artist/
instructor Debron Keller-McCartney's display at
the Island Branch Library this month according to
library personnel. That's not their business.
Keller-McCartney's versatile showing of sculp-
ture, including mixed-media, shell-encrusted
ladies'pumps and underwear of ceramic grout
and low-fired clay, will remain on view. A selec-
tion of her work is currently on display at a
national, all-media exhibition titled "Fem-i-nie n
women collectively: womankind" in Tallahassee,
in conjunction with a celebration of Women's
History Month. This display may be viewed at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, during March. Islander Photos:
Edna Tiemann


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DEMONSTRATION
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April 2 e 7:30 PM
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Jury: Allyn Gallup (dimensional) & Don Roll (painting)
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 11, 1998 0 PAGE 5-A MI

Island tops Democratic Party


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Nobody planned it, but Anna Maria Island has
three-quarters taken over the Manatee County Demo-
cratic Party.
Of the four top officials of the party, three are Is-
landers one current, two recent. Roy McChesney is
vice chair of the Executive Committee, Richard Carter
is state committeeman, Wilma Warren state commit-
teewoman.
They serve with Kathleen Lawver, committee chair
and the only non-Islander at the top.
McChesney and his wife Dorothy have moved to
Parrish after years in Anna Maria. He is an ordained
minister who was on the staff of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church for five years. Now he serves with the
International Council of Community Churches.
He never laid a glove on politics until his wife be-
came mayor of Anna Maria. Then he joined the Island
Democratic Club and the county party, and moved
right up.
State Committeeman Carter is a Bradenton Beach
attorney, in practice there since 1970.
"My father was a Democrat and I've been one all
my life," he said.
He ran unsuccessfully for the Ohio State Legisla-
ture in 1964.
Carter maintained law offices at the corner of First
Street and Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach until "I was
washed out four times by high water and grew tired of it."
So for 12 years he has practiced law, mainly estate


planning and small business and real estate consultantcy,
out of his residence. He says he is "the only lawyer around
who makes house calls," necessitated by zoning codes
limiting businesses in residential areas.
"There are several offices, both county and state,
that are vulnerable to the right Democratic candidates,"
he said. "But this is a tremendously expensive area in
which to run."
State Committeewoman Warren and her late hus-
band, Bill, lived on Gulffront Holmes Beach after his
retirement in 1986 as a professional baseball scout and
insurance executive.
"He just got tired of the storms and we moved to
West Bradenton," she said. "I still love the Island and
miss it." He died in 1995.
She describes herself as "a 'yellow dog Democrat,'


- rather vote for a yellow dog than a Republican."
She worked in the Indiana district office of U.S.
Rep. Andy Jacobs in the 1960s and also for Indiana
Sen. Birch Bayh.
The Warrens were active in many Island political
campaigns, she said, notably those of Katie Pierola in
Bradenton Beach, Pat Geyer in Holmes Beach and Ray
Simches in Anna Maria City.
She explained that county committeemen and com-
mitteewomen act as liaison between state and local
Democratic organizations and "act as kind of trouble
shooters."
Dottie McChesney was president of the Manatee
County Women's Democratic Club in 1997 and was
succeeded this year by Marilyn Steele, a resident of-
one guess Holmes Beach.


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Fire vols to hold boot drive
The Anna Maria Fire District volunteers will hold a
boot drive March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the intersec-
tions of Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive and Cortez
Road and Gulf Drive. The money is to be used for reno-
vating the station in Bradenton Beach and new equipment.

Flood assistance available
Manatee County residents impacted by any of the
storm events from Christmas 1997 through the present


may be eligible for federal financial assistance for
emergency home repairs, personal property loss, rental
and mortgage assistance and food vouchers.
For an application, contact the Federal Emergency
Management Agency at 1-800-462-9029 (TDD 1-800-
462-7585).

Elementary early out
Elementary school students in Manatee County
will be released at noon on Friday, March 20. The
schools will be conducting parent/teacher conferences.


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'Tis
'The Season'
With the muted chime of merchant cash registers,
the braying of car horns and the muttered curses of
motorists, it is evident that "The Season" is uponus.
"The Season" is that nebulous period of time just
after the first of the year and then just after Easter. Let's
face it: if it weren't.for the influx of winter visitors,
with spouses, kids, cars and money, we probably
wouldn't have the quality or quantity of restaurants and
shops to enjoy for ourselves "off season."
Most merchants just couldn't make their annual
financial nut that which enables them to survive
September to November without "The Season."
Is traffic congestion, intersection confusion, over-
booked restaurants, waiting in line and the compelling
quandry, "Where are all these people going?" for the
next six weeks worth it?
Of course.
Is it a joyous time for those who fondly recall hav-
ing a beach, restaurant, store or road all to themselves?
Not really.
But, to paint the picture in even a little darker hue,
things will probably get worse before they get better for
anyone who yearns for the good ol' days i.e. less
people.
For "The Season" will really start to kick in during
the next few weeks.
In the short term, spring break for college students
is starting, so there will be an exodus from the univer-
sities and an influx of youthful celebrants to the
beaches and bars of the Island not in the numbers of
Panama City Beach or Fort Lauderdale, but still in vis-
ible. numbers..
Island activities this weekend and to come prom-
ise to draw larger-than-usual crowds here, too.
And with the approach of Easter, April 12, there
will be a flurry of people anxious to take a few days off
and enjoy the sun, sand and surf of Anna Maria Island.
What is one to do?
.First, relax. Yes, it will take longer to drive from
here to there and back. Plan ahead, leave earlier and
expect to drive slower.
Think about when peak traffic times are, and try to
avoid them. The most intensive rush hour traffic of all
is when the sun dips in the sky and beachgoers head
home. Unless you absolutely have to take a trip to town
during peak times, why not plan ahead and go a differ-
ent time?
Remember that "The Season" is just another part
of Island ambience, something to tolerate -- and for
motels and businesses, a time to be savored.


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'Disappointed' in display
I am writing to express my disappointment with the
staff of the Island Branch Library for allowing a display
of women's underwear to be exhibited as "art" in the
lobby in celebration of Women's History Month.
I find the display offensive and degrading to
women.
Grouting and spray-painting bras and panties is not
art. It is not something I want my children to see on
display when I take them to the library. The library
should use more decorum in its displays. "Kitschy" art
of that sort belongs in ad art gallery or, better still, in
a dresser drawer, where it came from.
This display should be taken down immediately. It
is set up right next to the children's book section. What
were they thinking when they decided that women's
underwear was appropriate to display like that? What's
next? Men's watercolored athletic supporters? We have
to draw the line somewhere and realize who the audi-
ence viewing library displays is. They have a respon-
sibility to the community to uphold.
Deanne Dunkin, Holmes Beach

Plea for third bridge
I have vacationed on Longboat Key for 30 years.
I love this area and want to see improvements continue,
which brings to mind the unacceptable situation regard-
ing bridges off Longboat Key to the mainland.
Currently, as you know, there are two, Cortez Road
and John Ringling Causeway from St. Armand's
Circle. We badly need and must have a third bridge to
the mainland. I shudder to think of fatalities on
Longboat if we had tornadoes like those that hit
Osceola County.
Right now we have virtual gridlock on Gulf of
Mexico Drive just trying to get to Cortez Road and the
bridge. Have you driven this recently about 2 to 2:30 p.m.?
I know there would be many problems involved in
choosing a location for a bridge. Cortez Road and
Bridge would be best left alone. Better that a new
bridge be built in a separate location.
On the Gulf side, there is plenty of vacant land in
the Coquina Public Beach area. I know the cry would
be, "Nimby, don't take my beach," etc. No matter


where it would be built, there will be cries of "pain"
and "nimby." All quite normal. But to minimize these
cries, a thorough analysis must be made before any
public announcements are made."
If I lived here year-round, I would make it my per-
sonal goal to get a bridge built. I think it can be done.
I think it should be done. And the sooner the project
gets started, the better.
William E. Easterwood, Longboat Key and Arling-
ton Heights, Ill.
Colonel speaks out
Thumbs down to the Cortez Seafood Festival. En-
try fee, two bucks for a 7-oz. beer and 14 bucks for a
cold plate of fried food is not my idea of a fun day.
With all the fish houses in the Village, you would
think they would be more inclined to put out a better
product. On the day, or in fact any day, better less-ex-
pensive seafood can be had at any restaurant on the
Island, even Rotten Ralph's.
Me thinks a lot of the Village's moans and groans
have been brought on themselves.
Oh, and thanks a lot Islander Bystander for getting
me out of bed at 6 a.m. Sunday to watch an invasion
that never happened.
It looks like I'll have to revert back to CNN for my
"war watch," or, heaven forbid, did the U.S. Army "in-
vade the wrong country?"
Out.
Col. Merlin St. Germaine, Anna Maria

'Eco-unfriendly mistake'
When we visit Florida each winter, we look for-
ward to our stop on Anna Maria. We always include a
stroll through the interesting gardens at Anna Maria
City Hall. What a shock this year to find that a signifi-
cant section of nature trees, shrubs and ground cover
had been removed and replaced by generic landscap-
ing and white gravel.
Please consider reversing this "eco-unfriendly"
mistake. Civic governments should set standards for
people, not practice conventional wisdom.
Marjorie and Brian Staples, Edmonton, Alberta,

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THOSE WERE THE IAYS
____________ Part 2, The Secret Life of Marion Colman __________
by June Alder ______________


Baby Marion rode in style in an ornate carriage in 1897.


'Sick, ain't it?'


Of all the members of the pioneer
George Emerson Bean family, his
granddaughter Marion Colman played
the most significant role in the history
of Anna Maria Island. She lived here.
for nearly 60 years (1930 to her death
in 1988). Her recently discovered auto-
biography starts straightforwardly with
a wry account of her birth, in a half-
humble, half-mocking manner.

By Marion Colman
I was born in Branford, Conn., to
George E. and Lula A. Colman on
March 31, 1897. It was the 11th year of
their marriage. I was to be their only
child.
They. named me Marion, just
Marion. No middle name.
My mother showed me to a neigh-
bor who cooed, "Sick, ain't it?"
Mother replied somewhat testily,
"Not sick, just small." I was small but
healthy, and I soon grew to nearly nor-
mal size for my age.
When I got older I wanted a middle
name like the other little girls I knew. I
was allowed to choose and I chose
Emerett, a name common among girls
whose parents had come over from En-
gland. It was the middle name of a fa-
vorite aunt and I thought it had a lovely
sound.
My father worked as custodian for
the Blackstone Memorial Library, a
large, ornate building with art impres-
sive dome. We lived in an ordinary
white house across the street.
We often went over to special pro-
grams put on for the townspeople. Usu-
ally there was singing, and I loved to
sing.


Lula
Co/man
J wore
her best
finery
for a
picture
taken
about
1895.


I remember one program in which
there was a song with the opening line,
"When Miss Angelina Jones comes
swinging down the line." I knew noth-
ing at all about square dancing. The
only line I knew was a clothes line. So
I imagined Miss Angelina swinging
merrily down a clothes line.
Grandmother Colman and a wid-
owed aunt lived with us for a while.
Grandmother's hair was gray and rather
scant but she liked to have it combed
and fussed with. So the first song I ever
wrote, was: "Come, Grandmuzzer,
Come Grandmuzzer, I'll Comb Your
Hair All Day Long."
I never knew Grandmother Bean,
my mother's mother. She died of yel-
low fever in Tampa the year after my
patents' wedding there in 1886.
S-:The lot next door to our house was
vacant but grew wild roses and daisies
that I thought were wonderful, though I
wasn't supposed to pick them. The
roses were too thorny anyway, and the
daisies too common to be household
decor.
Anyway, they inspired me to write
my second song, a little song about
weather:
If some day you planned to go
away,
To go on a walk together,
And it should rain,
Don't mourn and sigh,
'Cause you can't help the weather.
When I was five years old I sang
my first solo at a church program. It
was at a Baptist church. I was called
upon to sing at a Christmas program. It
was not an easy child's song but a me-
dium difficult song my mother had
found in a music magazine.
Since we were not members of that
church Mother thought I might not get
anything from Santa Claus so she
bought me a box of jack-straws little
sticks of metal with tiny hoes and rakes
and shovels on them. I played with
them happily until they fell apart.
There was a Santa Claus, after all.
He was dressed in the traditional red
suit and looked very impressive. But I
knew he wasn't the really, truly Santa
who left presents under our tree at
home.

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YOUR OPINION


Bridge Street businesses
at odds with festival, city
On Feb. 5, I had the opportunity to attend the meet-
ing of the Bradenton Beach City Commission. What
prompted me to attend this meeting centered around the
goings on for the Bradenton Beach Festival. What went
on at that meeting was ridiculous. Commissioners were
obviously at odds with each other and, more impor-
tantly it appeared to me, not very concerned with the
people or businesses of Bradenton Beach however
much they postured that to be the case.
S Connie Drescher is obviously a woman in love
with her job, much like royal monarchies were years
ago. Her behavior was contemptible. In discussing the
Bradenton Beach City Pier, she actually had a citizen
removed who was trying to make a statement be-
cause he didn't raise his hand first!
We need to remind Connie that hers is an elected
position and one that I seriously hope will be filled by
someone else come the next election in which I will
certainly do whatever I can to see that she is not. In
every discussion which arose, she would smirk or be-
come sarcastic to whomever was speaking as if their
opinion was of little or no consequence. It frightens me
that this is the person we have elected as mayor of
Bradenton Beach.
When the subject of the Bradenton Beach Festival
arose, Vice Mayor John Chappie, who is heading the
committee, announced that the city had required a per-
mit to sell beer at the festival. There were representa-
tives from five businesses along Bridge Street at the
meeting to protest the city's selling of beer at a cost
undercutting that of any of the businesses. Chappie and
the mayor stated that they were selling the beer to raise
money to pay for the festival and donations.
Chappie stated he had contacted the businesses
along Bridge Street for donations and had received no
response. All five businesses spoke up and said no one
had been contacted. It is my belief that Chappie was
mistaken. The businesses stated that if they knew funds
were needed they were willing to help with the ex-
penses. Chappie's response was if they wanted to help
then they should have called.


These people run businesses and take care of
myriad problems every day. They cannot and should
not be expected to know when the city is in need of
money. A committee was formed for the Bradenton
Beach Festival and it is my belief that the committee
should have contacted each separate business for do-
nations to help offset the cost. This was not done.
Chappie acted like a sneak in getting this beer license.
It is my belief that the commission did itself great
harm in alienating the businesses along Bridge Street.
There are many other ways to raise money for the city
than to put a beer truck on the street and sell cheap beer
promoting a street full of drunks at a'festival that was
supposed to be family oriented.
This is a small town and, as in any other small
town, people have to work together. If the city needs
money then it is up to the city to collectively raise it.
But to bring an outside beer truck onto Bridge Street in
direct competition with the businesses that put their
booths up on the street is an outrageous injustice.
Since I was at the meeting, I am aware of who
voted for what. Now that I know how it is, I will be
attending more meetings and when the next election is
held I will be there to remind everyone that Connie
Drescher and John Chappie need to take a breather and
learn how to be citizens again.
Susan Noce, Bradenton Beach

* Editor's Note: The festival organization, not the city,
sold beer at the event.

Hail the swale
The real test of the engineering changes in the
drainage system of my piece of Anna Maria has been
the recent El Nifio storms.
I for one would like to commend Phil Charnock,
the mayor and the commissioners who okayed the
project and the subsequent flapper valves to protect us
from the storm surges as well. Prior to this, my garage,
garden and deck were affected for days from high wa-
ters following heavy rains. Since the changes (a new
swale on North Bay and work on the one behind my
home on Crescent), I have been able to add a studio, a


butterfly garden and a new deck, all of which have
survived El Niflo high and dry, making my husband
and me "happy Anna Maria campers!" Thanks to all
involved.
Sissy Quinn, Anna Maria

Painters say thanks
The Monday Painters join each Monday morning
and have lunch at the Cafe on the Beach at Manatee
Beach.
Fifteen of us started this group and we have grown
to 22 members. We work with oil, watercolor and
acrylics, and some are members of the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island and the Longboat Key Art Center.
We all enjoy the privilege of having a place to
work and the staff at the Cafe on the&Beach are very
courteous and cooperative.
The Monday Painters all offer our sincere thanks
to the Cafe on the Beach for allowing us to paint on
Monday.
Betty A. Peters, Holmes Beach
Nancy Sullivan, Bradenton

To Holmes Beach Police Chief:
thanks for the 'Day'
I would like to thank Holmes Beach Police Chief
Jay Romine for a most impressive and fun day for my
son Stewart Jr.
Last year we purchased "Chief for the Day" at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center auction benefit
and when we called for the "Day," everyone was so
helpful. Stewart Jr. and Officer Kuusela went on a
three-hour cruise through our city while the officer
educated our son as to the daily life of our police force.
Stewart Jr. was privileged to talk on the radios, see a
traffic violation in action, visit the beach patrol and
even stop by the school to visit the kids. He was left
with a package of safety information and a great bike
helmet. He was so excited about this experience and he
learned a great deal from all the kind officers.
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Campaign spending tops $5,153 for Whitmore


In Holmes Beach. it appears contributions will top
all past city elections as of the March 6 filing of cam-
paign contribution and expenditure forms.
Carol Whitmore led the pack. She has received to
date $5,153 in cash, checks and in-kind contributions.
Whitmore was in first place for mayoral candidates
with expenditures of $4,220.49, which included the
purchase of ads, mailing labels, stamps, signs and lum-
ber for signs.
Joy Courtney is second currently among mayoral
candidates with $3,041.08 in cash, checks and in-kind
contributions.
Courtney spent $1,924.51 for ads in The Islander
Bystander and for printing, stamps, signs, envelopes,
copied letters and voter labels.
As of March 6, Ron Robinson had raised $2,610 in
cash, checks and in-kind contributions.
His spending amounted to $2,331.08 for advertis-
ing, stamps, flyers, nametags, printed handouts, signs
and voter labels.
Joan Perry was at the top of the list for contribu-
tions to commission candidates with $2,217 in cash,
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Perry showed expenditures of $1,959.85 for pho-
tography, signs, ads, postage and voter labels.
Roger Lutz showed contributions of $1,700 in cash
and checks all from himself.
Lutz's expenditures total $1,652.85 for ads, signs,
printing and election's office labels.
Sandy Haas-Martens raised $1,655 in cash and
checks including $12 for in-kind contributions.
She had spent $1,567.48 for photography, ads,
postage, signs and labels from the elections supervisor.
Mike Heistand was the most frugal candidate with
his only campaign contribution being $200 worth of
political signs. He had no expenditures.
The filing of campaign reports is required periodi-
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Department of State, Division of Elections. The re-
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expenditures beginning with the filing of candidacy
and ending months after the actual election with a fi-
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The delay in filing the final report, as in the case
of Holmes Beach with a March election and due date
for the last report on June 8, allows candidates to pur-
chase "thank you" advertisements, pay obligations
made prior to election (or elimination) and dispose of
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The Manatee County Public Works Department
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at the public works complex, 4410 66th St.,
Bradenton, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at the Lena Road
Landfill from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Small businesses may bring small quantities of
hazardous waste to the public works complex on
March 21 for disposal. Businesses will be assessed a
fee for this service which must be paid on site.
Radioactive materials will not be accepted.
Special accommodations for the handicapped can
be arranged in advance by calling MCPWD at 792-
8811, Ext. 5423..

Book signing at arts
festival Saturday
Capt. Bill Miller, author of "Tampa Triangle: the
Dead Zone," will sign his popular book Saturday, March
14, at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society's tent at
the "Springfest" arts and crafts festival at the Holmes
Beach city hall grounds on Marina Drive.
In addition to historical displays, the society will
sell books, T-shirts and other souvenirs to support its
museum on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City.
St. Patrick's party at
Whitney Beach
The Whitney Beach Plaza shopping center on the
north end of longboat Key plans an all-day party on
St. Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17.
The affair will feature sidewalk sales, giveaways
and drawings, climaxing with at happy hour from 4
to 7 p.m. with spirits, food and live entertainment.

Free medical lecture
March 12
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
sponsor a free lecture by Dr. Thomas Morrish from 9 to
10 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at First National Bank of
Manatee, 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Morrish, a member of the American Academy of
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, will discuss
symptoms and treatment of sleep apnea. Refresh-
ments will be served. For reservations and informa-
tion, call 792-2544.
Woman's Club card party
March 18
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will
host its annual benefit dessert card party from noon
to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. The public is invited.
A $3 donation will be requested and players are
asked to bring their own cards or games. For more in-
formation, call 778-7865 or 778-3624.

Former White House
employee speaks
"Many Years at the White House" will be the
subject of a talk by Shirley Bender at 7:30 p.m. Mon-
day, March 16, at the monthly meeting of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society held at Anna Maria
City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The pub-
lic is invited.
Bender worked as the executive housekeeper at the
White House under Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald
Ford and Jimmy Carter. A member of the National Ex-
ecutive Housekeepers Association, she is listed in
"Who's Who of American Women," "Women of the
South and Southwest," "Notable Americans" and "The
World of Who's Who of Women." She and her husband
retired to Longboat Key in 1979.
For information, call 778-0492.

Gardeners meet March 18
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18, in Fellowship Hall at Roser
Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. The public is invited and new members are al-
ways welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Walter Berg will discuss collecting bromeliads in
Central and South America. For more information,
call 778-0256.


Hail, triple winner
Charles Caswell of Holmes Beach brought home two
gold medals for cycling in the Feb. 20 Gulf Coast
Senior Games, posting times of 8:19 in the 5K race
and 16:47 in the 10K. Wife Janet reports that his 80-
lb. weight loss since taking up serious cycling three
years ago makes him a triple winner. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of Janet Caswell.

Easter food packages
available
As it does over the Thanksgiving and Christmas
holidays, All Island Denominations (AID) will offer an
opportunity for Island families and individuals in need
of assistance to receive a complimentary Easter food
package through the local SHARE program.
SHARE (Self Help and Resource Exchange) is an
international program offering a monthly assortment of
nutritious foods valued at $30 or more in exchange for
$14 and documentation of a few hours as a volunteer.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is the local
host site.
Anyone interested in obtaining an Easter package
from AID may pick up an application at the Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Applica-
tions must be completed and returned to the Center by
Monday morning, March 16. The food packages must
be picked up at the Center between 10 and 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 28.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.

Yoga continues
through April
Certified Kripalu instructor Dolce Little offers yoga
classes from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through April 27
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. The fee is $5 per person per class.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.

Line dance fundraiser
Sunday
Canadian line dance teacher Bunny Burton, plus
other guest instructors, will present a line dance work-
shop "fun day" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March
15, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Couples, singles and dancers of all levels are in-
vited. Participants should bring lunch. Coffee and soda
will be available. Admission will be $5 per person with
proceeds to benefit the Center. For more information,
call 778-1908.

Island Players auditions
March 15
The Island Players will hold auditions for S. N.
Behrman's "Biography" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15,
at the Island Players Theatre, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. The play will run from May 8 through May 17.
Parts will be cast for one man and one woman, 35 to
45 years old, one man and one woman ages 25 to 30, and
two men and one woman 55 and older. Phyllis Elfenbein
will direct. For more information, call 778-4412.


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Barbara Anne Art
Barbara Anne Melson Art, 72, longtime Anna
Maria resident, died Feb. 10 in Lee Moffitt Cancer
Center in Tampa.
There was no visitation or funeral service. She was
buried in the ancestral plot in Lombardy Cemetery,
Wilmington, and a family gathering will be at the cem-
etery in July.
She was born Jan. 14, 1926, in Wilmington, Del.
She was business partner of her husband, Al "Red" Art,
and they fished together in their off-time. She lived in
this area for 42 years. She was a Baptist and a home-
maker.
Surviving are her husband; sons Robert Melson II
and the Rev. Greg Art; sister Betty Mackey; and three
grandchildren.

Roy V.E. Bystrom
Roy Victor Emanuel Bystrom,82, father of Island
veterinarian William Bystrom, died here March 2.
Memorial services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, March 13, at the Episcopal Church of Our Sav-
ior in North Platte, Neb.
He was born Dec. 26, 1915, in Everett, Wash., and
attended the University of Washington on a football
scholarship. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1941 and
was a pilot for the Manhattan Project which developed
the atomic bomb.
He owned and operated two auto parts stores in
Nebraska, was a prize-winning skeet shooter, active in
Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the Elks
Lodge and American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, Irene; sons Keith of Ames,
Iowa, and Dr. William of Bradenton, who owns the


Island Animal Clinic in Holmes Beach and Palma Sola
Animal Clinic in Bradenton; and six grandchiildren.

John Wayne Meadows
John Wayne Meadows, 44, former Holmes Beach
resident, died at his home in Bradenton Thursday,
March 5.
No visitation or funeral services are scheduled. His
ashes are to be scattered around Gilligan's Island, his
favorite recreational area. Covihgton Cremation and
Funeral Center is in charge.
Born in Huntington, W. Va., he attended Marshall
University there and came to Manatee County 15 years
ago. He was a landscape designer.
Surviving are two sons, Sean and Charles, of
Yarmouth, Mass.; his parents, Ron and Luv, and
brother Marc and sister Amy Meadows Bruns, all of
Bradenton.

Lora M.Williams
Lora M. Williams, 91, formerly of Holmes Beach,
died March 9 at the Illinois Masonic Home, Sullivan,
Ill.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m and funeral services at
2 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Illinois Masonic
Chapel, Sullivan, with entombment in Roser Memorial
Rose Garden, Anna Maria.
She had been secretary to the publisher and person-
nel director for the Bloomington, Ill., Pantagraph, and
was a member of the Bloomington American Business
Women's Association.
Surviving are a son, Clarke D. Williams of
Bradenton; a daughter, Marian E. Mitchell of Tuscola,
Ill; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


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When March comes around it seems all the Irish can't wait,
For St. Patrick's Day to come around so they can celebrate.
And when the party is going strong they'll have a nip or two,
For you wouldn't be an Irishman if you didn't like your brew.
And they will sing all the old songs of days long gone by,
That always seems to bring a tear to everybody's eye.
But if you know the Irish, you'll find it's just their way,
To be a happy-go-lucky friend on any given day.
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St. Patrick's Day: more than just green beer


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Sure and it's a fine holiday, but St. Paddy's is more
than a bunch of guys marching and dancing and fighting
and singing and crying, much more than the delight in one
day of a brogue that's three generations from genuine.
Probably no other holiday gets as much attention
worldwide as St. Patrick's Day. Celebrations of Ireland's
patron have followed Irish emigrants all over the world,
and those Irish bring parades, wearing o' the green,"
shamrocks, green beer and all.
Fittingly for a festival based in blarney, Patrick wasn't
,Patrick. Wasn't Irish, either.
He was bom about 385 A.D. in Scotland, Wales or
Roman Britain, depending on your favorite historian. He
was named Maewyn Succat, but took the name Patricius
upon baptism into Christianity.
At 16 he was kidnapped by roving marauders and
sold into slavery in Ireland. Legend has it that during his
six years as a slave shepherd, Patricius had a religious
awakening.
He escaped and went to Europe, ending up studying
in a monastery in Gaul under St. Germain, bishop of
Auzerre. Twelve years of that and he was ordained into the
priesthood.
During that time too he decided that his calling was
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*to convert the pagans in Ireland. As a priest he asked for
assignment there, but his superiors appointed the man who
became St. Palladius.
After two years, though, the newly renamed Father
Patrick was appointed bishop of Ireland when Palladius
transferred to Scotland.
He worked at it, most successfully. He is credited with
driving paganism from the Emerald Isle. His success at
winning converts upset the Celtic Druids and he was ar-
rested several times, but escaped. Ultimately he baptized
the Druid warrior chiefs and princes at Tara, along with
thousands of their subjects.
He traveled the green land, setting up monasteries and
schools and churches and converting the heathen.
He also is known for having driven the snakes from
Ireland. Historians say loftily that the tale is likely more
figurative than literal, for the snake was a common pagan
symbol but who wouldn't rather believe a snake is a
snake?
He put the shamrock on the map, using it to explain
the Trinity, illustrating how three separate elements could
be the same entity.
His mission of conversion and Christian establish-
mentarianism lasted 30 years, after which he retired to
County Down.
He died on March 17, maybe in 461 and maybe some
other year.
With the perversity for which they are renowned, the
Irish decided to celebrate St. Patrick on his death day
rather than birthday.
It began as a Catholic holy day but has evolved into
more of a secular holiday. Its first public observation on
this continent was in 1737, when it was celebrated in
Boston.
Its last observation no doubt will be at what the Irish
used to call the last trump, for the last person on earth
surely will be Irish having stalled off the final judgment
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Calling all Irish, or not
They won't be painting the center line of Gulf
Drive Kelly green, nor are they organizing an all-
day parade. But, from this March 17 on, members
of the local chapter of the Ancient Order of Hiber-
nians will be hosting an annual St. Patrick's Day
breakfast.
And anyone and everyone from the Isle of
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"wannabe" is cordially invited.
The sit-down affair will be held at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 17, at Marina Bay restaurant,
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"a must," reports Hibernians President Don
Maloney. To reserve, phone Maloney at 778-4865
or lady Hibernian Cele VanWinkle at 778-0166.
A special feature of the breakfast will be the
naming of the Irishman of the Year who will be
recognized for his, her or their unselfish service to
our Island communities.
The honoree, whether of Irish heritage or not,
will be chosen by an Islandwide panel. The choice
will remain a closely guarded secret until St.
Paddy's morn.
"And even then," says Maloney, "it won't be un-
veiled until after all the toast, eggs, bacon and
homefries are gone, and all the old Irish jokes told!"


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The fifth annual ArtsFest, the 1998 version called
"Carnival of Culture," is seeking entries in its juried
show in downtown Bradenton, with the entry deadline
March 21. "'--
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literary arts, emphasizing active participation and dem-
onstrations. Spaces are available for the Fine Arts and
Fine Craft section, and in the Arts Market Place.
The event will take place March 28 and 29 on Old
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\ A benefit to raise funds for a memorial to Lou
Fiorentino will be held March 14 from 4 to 10 p.m. at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Fiorentino, a long-time Little League coach and
umpire, died suddenly of a heart attack last month. He
had declared his candidacy for Holmes Beach mayor in
the current election before his death, urged to seek
political office by his desire for a soccer and Babe Ruth
field.
At 3:30 p.m. guests are invited to Benji Scanio
-- Memorial Stadium at the Center, where Center Pro-
gram Director Scott Dell will dedicate a Little League
Batting Award to Fiorentino.
The entertainment begins at 4 p.m. in the center's
gym with Reid Frost. Next will be New Beginnings
with Connie Ferguson (formerly Connie and Dave)
with Scott Pritchard.


The evening's headliner, Rock Bottom and the
Cutaways, will play from 6 to 8 p.m. They will be fol-
lowed by other local musicians until 10 p.m.
Food and drinks will be available with a cash bar
organized and operated by the Anna Maria Island Pri-
vateers, with beer and liquor donations from local res-
taurants and bars.
As a longtime bartender on the Island, organizers
are offering an opportunity to Fiorentino's former co-
workers, friends and patrons for shifts tending bar at the
function for a $20 donation. Call 778-3909 to "volun-
teer."
There will be a silent auction and a raffle of mer-
chandise donated by local businesses.
A donation of $5 is requested to attend the event,
with children under 16 admitted.
All proceeds will benefit a fund for Island youths
administered by the Center.


Editor's Note: the following are comments about Lou.


Memories of Lovable Lou
I have been fortunate enough to be touched by the
wonder of Lou for almost 10 years now. We weren't best.
of friends. We saw each other only 2 or 3 times a year
when I'd stop by "Paradise" for a visit. But I love Lou and
will keep a very special place in my heart for him.
Some visits we'd go for a rather unsteady bike
ride around the island usually after a generous dip
in the cocktail well of Bortels. Or the decadent
splurges on dinner at Sign of the Mermaid where
he'd don his best sandals, and we'd talk about our
dreams, our aspirations, our disappointments, our
loves. We'd encourage each other that we were do-
ing the best we could to make a difference in this
crazy world, and inspire eachother to keep on doing
what we can. Sometimes we'd-just hang out in his
bungalow and watch TV, not talking much but en-

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joying each other's company amongst the felines.
Many Islanders know Lou for his draft pouring ca-
pabilities at the Tip. Or his pirating prowess at the pa-
rades. Santa Clause to the believing. Committed ser-
vice to the kids....
There are so many things to do in his memory: a
memorial fund for disadvantaged kids, building the rec-
reation park he dreamed of, mounting a modest plaque
at the Tip...
I know that in my insignificant little comer of the
world here in Portugal, I honor Lou and cherish his
memory. I can only hope that some of his Light and
Passion lives within me so I can pass it on to other
unsuspecting souls and help make my speck of the uni-
verse a little bit of a better place.
Miss you, Lou. Shine on.
Helen G. Bannigan, Portugal



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Benefit planned Saturday

for Lou Fiorentino memorial


Build It, and children shall play
To all Anna Maria Island Residents: Please join
me in a tribute to a great Island citizen who has re-
cently departed us. I propose to you the "Lou
Fiorentino Ball Field."
For many years Lou has touched our lives in a spe-
cial way. Whether it was to see his smiling face across
the bar for adults, or more importantly, how he taught
our children to throw or catch a ball.
Many of us are already aware that Lou was planning
on running for mayor of Holmes Beach, with his main
agenda of building a ball field on city property in Holmes
Beach. What would you rather your children be doing,
playing in the streets or on a ball field? I don't even have
any children and I know where I would rather see them
and that's at the "Lou Fiorentino Ball Field."
I want to wake up the "old spirit" of the Island in all
of us back to the days when Cap'n Frank was teach-
ing all our children how to fish off the Rod & Reel Pier.
And thankfully we still have Snooks Adams around to
give the boys and girls Snooks Adams Kids Day. But sor-
rowfully Lou is no longer around to teach the children how
to play ball or practice good sportsmanship.
Please help me allow Lou's dream to become a
reality. His main purpose was to do it for the children.
And to show why this is so important, to make
Lou's dream become a reality, just turn to your children
and ask them what Lou Fiorentino meant to them. I
implore all of you to help me in this endeavor of the
"Lou Fiorentino Ball Field."
Patty Spaziani, Anna Maria City

Tribute to Fiorentino
We have all lost a very special person this past
week. One who looked out for our kids and spent
endless amounts of his time teaching them the ins
and outs of life, and especially sports and the way it
should be played.
We Islanders should bow our heads for a moment
and give thanks for having a-man like Lou Fiorentino
in our lives. We will miss you dearly;-, Lou.
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A night's sleep goal of
chamber event
A free public seminar on snoring, sleep apnea and
getting a good night's rest will be sponsored by the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Thursday,
March 12,.
SThe instructional meeting will be from 9 to 10 a.m.
at the First National Bank of Manatee, 5324 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
It will be conducted by Dr. Thomas Morrish, fel-
low of the American Academy of Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery. Control of snoring will be
discussed, along with treatment of sleep apnea by ra-
dio frequency..
He said fatigue, morning headaches and high blood
pressure may indicate apnea, defined as an interruption
of breathing. Further information may be obtained by
calling 792-2544.


St. Bernard fashion show
March 19
St. Bernard Catholic Church's parish luncheon and
fashion show will be held at noon, Thursday, March 19,
in the Weismiller Activity Center, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Tickets are $7 per person with advance reserva-
tions required. For tickets, call Kathleen Uttendorfer at
795-8361, Terry Conley at 795-3741, or Sheri at the
church office, 778-4769.


Handel's 'Messiah'
presented March 22
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and
Chorus will present G.F. Handel's "Messiah," Parts II
and III, at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S; .Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Alfred Gershfeld will conduct. Soloists will in-
clude soprano Lee Dougherty-Ross, alto Millicent
Fleming, tenor Timothy Smith and Bernard Hahnke,
bass.
Admission donations will be accepted. For more
information, call 758-5886 or 723-2742.


Blues for the green
If reports from friends in Sarasota hold true, Island-
ers are in for a musical treat on St. Patrick's Day.
You don't have to love the blues to appreciate thirteen
of Tampa Bay's finest female musicians, performing as
the Women's Blues Revue. The group headlines the
Beachhouse Restaurant's third annual St. Patty's Day cel-
ebration Tuesday, March 17, from 5:30 until 1 1:00 p.m.
Last seen and heard in Sarasota at the 5 O'clock
Club, the group wowed the audience and sent them in
search of other area appearances.
Look no more Sorry-stans, they'll be on Anna
Maria soon!
The festive atmosphere at the Beachhouse will in-
clude prizes, green beer and "blarney coladas and
shamrock-ritas," said Manager Becky Shannon.
Weather permitting, the Women's Blues Revue
will perform on the Gulffront deck, but the show goes
on inside if the weather is uncooperative. And, there's
no cover charge.
Elsewhere, the normal green beer celebration at
Duffy's is off. The loyal Irish drinkers will be disap-
pointed due to the holiday falling on Tuesday. And we
all know Duffy's is closed on Tuesday.
Don't fret. There's plenty more places on the beach
to celebrate. For specials, more events, entertainment
and St. Patrick's Day offerings, please check the adver-
tisements in this week's super-large edition.
For stay-at-home or can't-get-enuf types, here's the
best-ever recipe for ... Corned Beef and Cabbage Au
Vin.
Ingredients:
Corned beef (3 to 5 pounds)
1 large cabbage
4 large onions (whole)
2 tablespoons Lea & Perrins worstershire sauce
3-4 squirts of Louisiana Hot Sauce
4 cups sauterne wine


Constructions:
Cover the corned beef with the sauterne wine (and
don't try to substitute chardonnay or other wines), add-
ing only a little water if necessary. Top with the Lea &
Perrins and hot sauce (be gentle and just put the bottle
on the table). Boil until tender (about 2 or 3 hours). Re-
move the corned beef and add the cabbage, cut into
quarters, and whole onions to the stock. Boil until ten-
der and salt to taste.
I like to cool the corned beef and slice it while the
cabbage and onions get real tender. I then put the sliced
corned beef back in the pot and serve it as soon as it's
HOT.
This recipe should serve six to eight friends but for
plenty of leftovers toss in another package of corned
beef!
For cornbread, a requirement for this meal at my'-
household, my favorite is Sarah Lee frozen corn muf-
fins. I've tried and tried, to no avail, to get cornbread
and corn muffins as sweet and soft as Sarah Lee. I gave
up long ago. Now the trouble is finding them without
driving miles and miles.
My friend and columnist makes his cornbread with
an old-fashioned twist. He fries up bacon in an iron
skillet, chops up the bacon and puts it in the batter,
which he pours in the skillet and bacon grease to bake.
It'll do right well. (Martha White mix will do the job.)
Happy eating and Happy St. Pat's.
Maybe I'll see you in green at the Ancient Order
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The Tampa Bay Women's Blues Revue will appear at
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S Lunch: Pizza or Nachos and Cheese
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Great minds
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Angela Jackson and Tahlia Byers. Back row, from left, Nani McKenzie, Charlie Woodson, Kristi Annis, Victor
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 27, assist U.S. military, 600 block of North
Bay Boulevard. A military deserter was placed in cus-
tody by the Manatee County sheriff's deputy.
March 2, burglary, 500 block of Magnolia Av-
enue. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved $100 from her purse while she was in the
back yard.
March 4, lost property a wallet, 10000 block
of Gulf Drive.
March 4, battery, 9700 block of Gulf Drive.
The victim reported he was battered by the suspect.
March 5, theft, Bayfront Park. The complainant
reported an unknown person removed a 15-foot chain.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 27, reckless driving, 500-800 block of
Gulf Drive South. The complainant reported the sub-
ject was speeding and passing cars in a construction
zone along Cortez Beach. The subject was stopped
by a Longboat Key police officer and placed in cus-
tody.
Feb. 28, reckless driving, leaving the scene of
an accident, DWLS, Gulf Drive and Cortez Road. A
witness driving behind the suspect observed him
driving in a reckless manner, passing other vehicles
on the right side, then traveling to the left of the road
almost causing a collision.
According to the report, the victim was traveling
north on Gulf Drive and the suspect was traveling
south on Gulf Drive when the suspect turned left,
striking the victim's vehicle head on. The suspect
then left the scene, traveling west on Cortez Road.
The victim and witness supplied a tag number
and a description of the suspect's vehicle. A capias
was issued for the suspect. A check showed he had
a suspended license.
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March 2, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person en-
tered the vehicle and removed a purse valued at $30,
$60 in cash, a camera bag valued at $20, a 35-mm
camera and zoom lens valued at $400, an instant
camera valued at $20 and a walkie-talkie valued at
$25. Damages were $150.
March 3, possession of sativa resin, possession
of marijuana, less than 20 grams, 107 Gulf Drive,
Key West Willy's parking lot. The officer performed
a traffic stop and observed passenger Andrew P.
Scheele, 23, of Bradenton, trying to conceal a film
container on the floor of the vehicle. According to
the police report, the officer received permission to
open the container and found marijuana and hashish.
Scheele was placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 27, lost property a wallet, 3015 Gulf
Drive, Citgo.
Feb. 27, found property a T-shirt, water
bottle, baseball glove and towel, 6100 block of Flo-
tilla near the baseball field.
Feb. 27, domestic battery, 3610 East Bay
Drive, Dry Dock. The officer responded in reference
to a domestic battery in the parking lot and the vic-
tim said she and the suspect got into an argument.
She said while seated in her vehicle, he struck her in
the face with a closed fist, then as they were driving,
he struck her several more times in the face.
The officer noted that her face was very swollen
and she had lacerations above each eye. EMS re-
sponded and treated the victim. A capias was issued
for the suspect who had left the scene.
Feb. 28, traffic, 700 block of Manatee Avenue.
According to the police report, the subject has been
observed over the past several months delivering
pizzas in a vehicle with Kentucky tags. The subject
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Feb. 28, theft, 100 block of 77th Street. The
victim said she was working in a duplex and re-
moved a bracelet valued at $300 and placed it on a
mantel. She then left the unit and upon her return,
the bracelet was missing.
March 2, traffic, 4500 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer stopped the subject for excessive speed and
a check showed he had no driver's license. The of-
ficer issued a summons and a warning and advised
the subject to get his license "ASAP."
March 2, found property a camera, 5600
block of Gulf Drive on the beach.
March 2, found property a class ring, 4000
Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
March 2, domestic, 4900 block of Gulf Driv,
The victim said he and the subject argued and the sub-
ject threw a soft drink at him and attempted to take the
phone when he tried to call the police. The officer re-
covered the phone and advised the subject that further
aggressive actions would result in her arrest.
March 2, theft, 5300 block of Marina Drive,
shopping center parking lot. The victim reported an
unknown person removed two magnetic signs valued
at $350 from his vehicle.
March 5, suspicious, 5424 Marina Drive,
Jessie's Island Store. The officer on patrol was
stopped by the complainant who reported a possible
drunk driver and gave a tag number.
The officer located the vehicle at Jessie's Island
Store and observed the driver, who appeared to be
under the influence. The officer asked him if he was
OK, and the suspect said he was taking medication
that made him feel weird. The officer advised him
not to drive and gave him a ride home.
March 5, burglary, 100 block of 36th Street.
The victim reported an unknown person entered the
residence through a window and removed his wallet
containing $11,000 in cash, blank credit card checks
and a blank business check. The wallet was later re-
covered at the corner of 36th Street and Fourth Av-
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incurable he likes people.
That wouldn't be bad ordinarily, but young New-
ton is a candidate for possible return to the wild and
humans don't trust humans enough to leave an innocent
young manatee to their mercies.
The little guy, only 920 pounds now, arrived last
month at the Parker Manatee Aquarium, which is part
of the South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium.
A truck with foam padding and running water brought
him over from Miami.
He moved in with Snooty, whose 50th birthday is
coming up in July but who has shown great middle-
aged tolerance for his frisky new companion, who is
only 4 1/2.
Newton is as big a hit with aquarium visitors as
Snooty, especially with children, said Alison Roberts
of the Parker staff. They even like his name, which
Roberts stressed is never Newt.
"We may do a campaign in all the schools in the
county, to find him a new name," she said. "Then New-
ton will become his middle name." Last name? Why,
Manatee, of course.
No one seems to know where the name came from,
maybe his rescuers thought Newton fit. He was found
orphaned off Miami July 8, 1993, and brought ashore
to the Miami Seaquarium. He was about a week old,
frail and undernourished at 72 pounds.
He was tube-fed a special milk formula and giadu-
ated to bottle feeding and lettuce. Now he is a healthy
920 pounds, 8 feet 10 inches long, and his hand-feed-
ing is being cut back.
"We want to make him a little independent, not like
- Snooty who has spent all his 50 years in captivity and
won't ever be self-sufficient enough to go free," said
Roberts.
"Newton bonds with humans, just like Snooty. He
thinks we are all good guys, which just won't do in the
wild. We are trying to prevent deeper bonding, but he's
just a kid and doesn't understand what goes on.
"You can't take attention away when he wants it."
So they're starting with small things, such as
throwing his food out to the center of his and Snooty's
60,000-gallon main pool. Snooty still often gets food
from a human hand.
Speaking of Snooty, he was called Baby Snoots for
the first 17 years or so after his arrival here at age 10
months in 1949 as part of the DeSoto celebration. By
the time he was 18 he was a lot too big to be Baby any-
thing, so it's been Snooty ever since.


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Still speaking of Snooty, he's a good old boy now
and maybe deserves a sweetheart, not a buddy.
"Captive breeding laws," explained Roberts, "for-
bid breeding in captivity as long as manatee numbers
hold firm, which they have been doing. It's better to
rescue injured wild manatees than breed them in cap-
tivity and train them for the wild."
There's the matter of space, too, she said. Only six
facilities in the state are authorized to care for mana-
tees: Seaquarium, Mote Marine Laboratory, Lowry
Park Zoo in Tampa, Sea World in Orlando, Living Seas
at EPCOT and the Parker facility here. Only Parker is
.primarily educational, others emphasize research.
Snooty and Newton host humans daily at the
aquarium, 210 10th St. W. in downtown Bradenion,
adults $7.50, seniors $6, under 12 $3.50, under 5 free.
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downtown Bradenton is currently open seven days a
week and offers a full slate of activities for explor-
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Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sat-
urday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. A daytime admis-
sion ticket includes all-day access to the museum, all
matinee planetarium shows and the aquarium. The
cost is $7.50 for adults, $6 for those 60 years and
older and $3.50 for children 5 through 12 years.
Admission is free for children under 5 and museum
members.
Among current offerings are presentations about
Snooty the Manatee and his new poolmate at 12:30,
2 and 3:30 p.m. daily.
In the planetarium, the afternoon laser lightshow
"Cosmic Classics" features classical music, anima-
tion and more than 100 special effects at 2:30 p.m.
daily. The wonder of an observatory in outer space
is offered in the starshow "Through the Eyes of
Hubble" at 1 and 4 p.m. daily, and. as part of the
"Skies Over South Florida" series at 7:30 p.m. Fri-
days and Saturdays. Admission to the evening show
is $3 for adults, $1.50 for children and free for chil-
dren under 5.
Saturday at 10:30 a.m. the museum offers a pro-
gram designed for parents and children ages 5
through 9 years. An entertaining planetarium
starshow is followed by activities in the museum.
Call the museum for exact program titles.
For night-time excitement, the planetarium of-
fers Laser Fantasies. the second-longest running la-
ser lightshow series in the United States. during the
last weekend of each month. The power of Pink
Floyd will be featured in 9 and 10:30 p.m. shows
Friday and Saturday. March 27-28. and April 24-25.
For more information on these and other activi-
ties, call the South Florida Museum at its central
number. 746-4131.





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the week to cover the multitude of games.
The action got started last Monday when Haley's
Motel opened up the regular season with a 22-7 win
over Kiwanis. Brandon Roberts got the win by pitch-.
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striking out six Kiwanis batters.
Roberts helped himself at the plate by going 3-for-5,
including a double and a triple to drive in two runs. He was
strongly supported by Hunter Green's 3-for-4 day that
included two triples and a, double, and Tyler Krauss who
scored four runs while going 2-for-3 at the plate.
Zack Hill paced Kiwanis at the plate with a triple,
while Robby Dial, Will Langston, Jimmy Gallery, Mike
Wojoulewski and Bobby Gibbons each managed a single.
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For AMFD, Brett Milks managed the only hit off of
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Bob Boast Dodge lost another close game, this
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day, March 8, to play in the Florida Suncoast Soccer
League Cup against Los Toros, a second division team,
and came away with a 3-1 win.
Man-of-the-match Bill Brickse came out of retire-
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halftime.
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35-mile-per-hour wind in their face. But the locals ac-
tually played a better half going into the teeth of it.
The locals put the game away early in the second
half when Gomez and Solano worked the ball down the
right side with some short passes. Solano took a pass,
beat his man around the corner and hit a short chip that
Tim Bugna volleyed past the goalie for an insurmount-
able 3-1 lead which is how the game ended.
It was a great win under the circumstances, and
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[] PAGE 4-B 0 MARCH 11, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Grassy Point proposal moving ahead


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspective
The wheels of government grind slowly, but some-
times progress actually happens. In this case, it's hap-
pening on the Island.
That's a long way around to say there's movement
to report on the possible state purchase of the 65-acre
mangrove tract across from the Anna Maria Centre
Shops in Holmes Beach. The Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program is working closely with the City of
Holmes Beach to get an application to the Florida
Community Trust before the April 27 deadline.
For one thing, the parcel has been cut down to 37
acres, but it includes all of the bayfront property -
about a half mile along with mangroves and up-
lands. For another thing, it means there are only six
property. owners involved rather than the nearly 30 that-
owned pieces of the original 65-acre proposal.
Twenty-five acres of the now-proposed 37 are in four
parcels running from East Bay Drive to the bay. And all
six landowners involved have expressed a willingness to
sell. You can't even file a application with the state with-
out meeting.the agreement-to-sell requirement.
All this information comes from Jon Thaxton, a
member of the Land Acquisition Subcommittee of the
Sarasota Bay Program. He's also chair of the Citizens
Advisory Committee of the bay program and a com-
mercial Realtor, so he should know.
I also understand from Jaime Doubek, of the bay
program public information office, that although a fi-
nal purchase price hasn't been decided on yet, the pro-
posal to the state will call for no local match from the
citizens of Holmes Beach. She felt confident that the
application will gain enough points from other factors
to outweigh the zero matching grant.
If this all works out, we'll have Grassy Point
Bayou Preserve right here on the Island.
Doubek also told me she's meeting this week
with Holmes Beach Treasurer Ann Mitchell and they
have great hopes for funding the project from Pres-
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sheds. One of the interesting things about the bay is that
while its tributaries tend to be heavily polluted, water
quality in the bay itself continues to improve.
Five identified hotspots Phillippi Creek,
Hudson Bayou, Whitaker Bayou in Sarasota, Cedar
Hammock Creek near Trailer Estates and 26th Street,
Bradenton, and Bowlees Creek just north of the Holi-
day Inn Airport are scheduled to be studied in the
$100,000 project.
Bay program Senior Scientist Kurt Gustafson says
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exactly why the study is being scheduled that way by
the management committee, but so be it.
In addition to the toxic materials coming from the
various creeks and bayous in the bay watershed, these
waters are also important nursery habitats for juvenile
stages of snook, seatrout, redfish and mullet. That
means the toxins could be reducing the vitality of both
present and future fish populations. The study will be
used to "correct problems of toxin loads through iden-
tification of sources and possible future stormwater
retrofits," according to the bay program.
It all sounds like a good idea to me, but once again,
the wheels of government do grind slowly.

Shoreline cleanup scheduled
The second annual Upper Manatee River shoreline
cleanup is set for Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Volunteers with boats, canoes and assorted
watercraft are needed to help, and boat ramp fees will
be waived for folks helping in the cause.
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Sheepies, grouper good, but watch for kings soon


SSheepshead still dominate the fishing scene for back-
water anglers, with the striped fish still hitting 'most any-
thing put on a hook in front of them. Offshore, grouper and
snapper action remains good to excellent, but look for the
kingfish run to start anytime now.
Anglers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches
of lots of sheepshead, pompano, a few black drum and
some snook at night.
Fishers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling in
lots and lots of sheepshead.
Folks aboard the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet boats
were catching 35 head of black grouper, mangrove
snapper, red grouper and yellowtail snapper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zach on the
Dee Jay II said he's finding pompano to 20 inches,
reds to 30 inches, lots of six-pound sheepshead, plus
flounder, mangrove snapper and bluefish all over.the
bay.
Peter at the Cortez Fishing Center said offshore
fishing is excellent when the boats can get out. Capt.
Scott Greer brought back grouper, lane snapper, man-
grove snapper and cobia on his trips. Capt. Jason
Henzell caught grouper to 12 pounds, snapper to four
pounds and a 42-inch-long cobia on one of his Gulf
jaunts. Capt. Joe Berhard caught grouper, snapper and
Key West grunts, and Capt. Jack Parker fishing the
backwaters caught redfish, trout and lots of sheepies.
Capt. Rick Gross said his luck is the same as
most: some reds and pompano and lots of sheepshead.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's getting a few
snook, some reds and lots of sheepies.
Capt. Glenn Corder said he was able to get off-
shore a few times last week and brought back good
catches of gag grouper up to 14 pounds.
Capt. Mike Heistand on Magic said he's bringing
in a few redfish, bluefish, trout, pompano and a slew
Sof sheepshead.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Anglers Repair said he's
been fishing in Miguel Bay with good action on redfish
using artificial baits: He's also finding lots of sheeps-
head near the Skyway Fishing Pier.
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Capt. Tom Chaya said he's been putting charters
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Bill at Island Discount Tackle said offshore grou-
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better every day and cobia are starting to show up, but
his advice is to start watching for kingfish to start their
run any day now. In the backwater, sheepshead are still
the best bet, but redfish are starting to show up.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's catching lots of sheep-
shead up to five pounds, pompano and trout off the
seagrass flats.
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Gartner, Peters to wed
Daniel and Judith Gartner of Sault Ste. Marie,
Mich., announce the engagement of their daughter,
Danette Marie Gartner, to Christopher Warren Peters
of Holmes Beach, son of Gerold and Karin Peters of
Holmes Beach.
The couple will wed June 26 at Peace Lutheran
Church, Bradenton.
The future bride is a 1994 graduate of Manatee
High School. She is a student at Martin Luther College,
New Ulm, Minn., studying teaching.
The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Manatee
High School. He is studying to be an athletic trainer.

Bole, Fischer to wed
Dale and Mary Bole of Holmes Beach announce
the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Bole of Or-
lando, to Paul Fischer of Orlando, son of Jim and
Madelyn Fischer of Longwood.
The couple will wed March 28 at St. Margaret
Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park.
The future bride is a 1990 graduate of Bayshore
High School and a 1995 graduate of Florida State Uni-
versity. She is a special education teacher.
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518 70th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-1
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1966 on an 85x100 lot, was sold 2/13/98, Chova
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605 Manatee Ave W., Holmes Beach, a gro
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$708,100; list unknown.
3607 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 208 Sandy
evel Pointe 2, a 1,150 sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp condo built in
It in 1996, was sold 2/18/98, Florida Homebuyers Insurance
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New athletic director at Community Center


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
Seth Groseclose knows first-hand what it is like
growing up on Anna Maria Island.
Now, as athletic director of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, he is trying to provide a positive
influence for island youth.
"The teenagers have had nothing to do outside of
sport leagues, and they are the ones who need some-
thing the most," said Groseclose
Groseclose has been involved with the Center since
his own teenage years. He is originally from Virginia
but moved to Anna Maria at age 13. He spent many of
his early days on the island taking part in community
center activities and served as a summer camp counse-
lor.
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Atlanta before coming back to the Island, and the Cen-
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nity. Charming 3BR,'2BA waterfront home across
from golf course. 80-loot dock, deep water. Large,
sunny rooms with lovely water view. $349,900.

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Seaside beach house. 1BR/1BA condo. Beautiful
beach, direct Gulffront, gorgeous view. Berber carpet-
ing, Mexican lile, heated pool, great location. $189,900.


3BR/2BA home with dazzling view of Intracoastal
Waterway. Caged pool, boat davits, screened lanai,
large lot with room to expand, .very private, cul-de-
sac. Convenient Holmes Beach area. $339 900.

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2BR/2BA, new kitchen cabinets, tile floors, and
newer carpet. Great Florida room and screen
room. Automatic sprinkler system, tile root,
fresh paint. $209,900.


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"Personalized. Not Franchised"
Julie Gilstrap Properny Manager
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beachri Florida. 34217
Sales 941-778-0700 Rentals 778-6665
Toll Free. 1-800-749-6665
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League," under Groseclose's direction, offer boys age
12 through 16 a safe and dependable place to be on
weekend nights. The teenagers can listen to music, play
games, read and take advantage of the Center's wide
range of activities. Pizza and sodas are provided.
For those interested in sports, Groseclose oversees
seasonal leagues for football, baseball, basketball and
soccer. Intramural sports leagues are run year round.
He's been studying education, but is not sure if
teaching is the way he wants to go. "I love working
with kids, but I don't like spending my days in a class-
room," Groseclose said. "I really enjoy the job I'm
doing here."

New athletic director
Seth Groseclose has taken over as the athletic
director of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Programs under his management are
giving teenagers a safe place to spend their
weekend nights. Islander Photo: Andrew White


"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
_or selling...
'.v' y S I can make your island
dreams come true.
M ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
WAGNE REALTY
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
5 .778-2246 Office
-, " 778-1751 Evenings





OPEN HOUSES
Sunday March 15
1-4 pmr
4439 121st Street Ct. W., Cortez ............ $269,900
3BR/2BA home with "Old Florida" charm on large lot
in Cortez Village. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
530 72nd Street, Holmes Beach ............. $595,000
Bay Palms. 3BR/3BA home with nearly 5,000 sq. ft.
Enclosed pool, boat slip and fishing dock. Call Clarke
Williams 744-0700 eves.
312 62nd Street, Holmes Beach ............. $189,900
Like new 3BR/2BA Key West-style elevated home with
vaulted ceilings, bright and open-floor plan. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
117 7th Street N., #9, Bradenton Beach ......... $78,500
Bayview Terrace. 2BR/1 BA condo in waterfront community.
Steps to bay and Gulf. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
635 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach .......... $269,000
3BR/3BA home located one lot off Key Royale Pass.
Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
516 72nd Street, Holmes Beach ............. $295,000
Renovated 3BR/3BA canalfront residence. 950 sq. ft.
of decking, deep canal with dock. Call Judy Duncan
778-1589 eves.
1301 Bay Drive N., #8B, Bradenton Beach $159,900
Baywatch. 2BR/2BA second-floor end unit with views of
Anna Maria Sound. Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
729 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach .......... $549,000
2-3BR/2BA home in North Point Harbour. Custom
built for present and original owners. Call Dick
Rowse 778-2003 eves.
524 74th Street, Holmes Beach ................. $399,900
Totally remodeled 3BR/2BA canalfront home with pool,
fireplace, bayou view. Call Bill Donnelly 778-6392 eves.
314 Spring Avenue, Anna.Maria ............ $254,000
4BR/2BA elevated home with vaulted ceiling, fireplace,
skylights, fenced back yard with Jacuzzi. Call Darcie
Duncan 779-2290 eves.
2112 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach......... $169,000
2BR/2BA elevated home with vaulted ceiling in
greatroom, French doors to large covered deck. Call
Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.
8307 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach......... $249,000
Carefully kept 2BR/2BA home on private canal with
views of the bayou. Dock and boat lift. Call Sharron
Hamilton 722-5741 eves.


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3BR/2.5BA, huge I
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new dock. Decorator-
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included.
Fantastic bayview. $649,500.

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EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294















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COQUINA MOORINGS CONDO
Enjoy the best of Island living from this 3BR/2BA, fully
furnished, Gulf-to-bay hideaway! Amenities include
both a Gulf and bayside lanai, private boat dock on
Anna Maria Sound, solar-heated swimming pool,
ceramic-tiled floors, spacious kitchen with oversize
breakfast bar and lovely Florida furnishings done in
pale pastels. Super rental history! Only $219,900
including One Year Homeowner's Warranty!

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A year in the life
Diana Robinson, administrator at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, recently celebrated one
year at her job and was named employee of the
year by the board of directors. She and her hus-
band David, who was once her boss, previously
owned a textile brokerage firm. They have lived in
Holmes Beach for three years and will celebrate
25 years of marriage in December. There's a lot
more to her story, Diana says, inviting well-
wishers to stop down at the Center to say hello.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood

Expanded computer class
at Community Center
Based on the success of several one-night
classes, Chicago computer specialist Jim Sullivan



One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
WII'W hen you choose Chase you ii il-
Sare guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community. RON HAYES
So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 751-6611 or (800) 559-8025.

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Monhottan Mortgage Corporation
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Little League schedule


Major League
March 11 7 p.m.
March 12 7 p.m.
March 14 11:30 a.m.
March 16 7 p.m.
March 17 7 p.m.
March 18 7 p.m.

AAA League
March 12 5 p.m.
March'13 7p.m.
March 16 5 p.m.
March 17 5 p.m.

AA League
March 11 5 p.m.
5 p.m.
March 13 5 p.m.
March 14 1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
March 18 5 p.m.
5 p.m.


T-ball League
March 14 9 a.m.
10 a.m.


Haley's Motel vs. Tip of the Island
AMFD vs. Bob Boast Dodgers
Tip of the Island vs. Kiwanis
Bob Boast Dodgers vs. Tip of the Island
Kiwanis vs. Haley's Motel
tip of the Island vs. AMFD


Bali Hai vs. Islander Bystander
Bridge St. Cafe vs. Air & Energy
Bali Hai vs. Bridge St. Cafe
Islander Bystander vs. Air & Energy


Island Real Estate vs. Domino's, Center field
Quality Builders vs. C&M Construction, LBK field
Domino's vs. Betsy Hills, Center field
Island Real Estate vs. C&M Construction, Center field
Betsy Hills vs. Quality Builders, Center field
Quality Builders vs. Domino's, Center Field
C&M Construction vs. Betsy Hills, LBK field


VFW vs. Beach Bistro
Harry's Continental Kitchen vs. Beach House


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will offer a four-session computer course at the Wednesday and Friday, March 23, 25 and 27, and
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno- from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28.
lia Ave., Anna Maria, the week of March 23. Cost will be $100 for Community Center mem-
Windows 95, Microsoft Word and Excel, short- bers or $120 for non-members. Advance registration
cuts, e-mail, the Internet and more will be covered, is required.
Class time will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, To register, call the Center at 778-1908.


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
< SALES AND RENTALS
) 9701 Gulf Drive *P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
/ FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


After Hours Call
AGNES TOOKER
778-5287
KEN JACKSON
778-6986
PAT JACKSON
778-3301


LOTS OF LOTS

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JUST LISTED!
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 invest-
ment. Nicely cleared but some mature landscape
plantings. Don't miss this one just listed at $89,900.


NEW LISTINGS
Two extra-large lots in the city of Anna Maria.
72x104, close to shopping, post office and beach.
Don't miss these great buys at just $89,900 each.


DUPLEX LOT
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.


JUST REDUCED!
BAYVIEW LOT
This spacious building lot is tucked away on the
north end of Anna Maria with beach access directly
across the street. Wonderful bay views can be yours
today for only $129,500. Owner wants an offer!


ATTENTION BUILDERS,
DEVELOPERS, INVESTORS! -.--......
Once again the Island's lot/land selling
office has listed prime waterfront acreage
in the City of Anna Maria. This magnifi-
cent canalfront parcel is just waiting for
the right developer. 13 proposed
canalfront lots and 2 proposed bayview
lots. They can't make anymore! Don't
miss the only remaining waterfront acre-
age left in Anna Maria City. Now priced at
only $1,750,000.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate for a complete brochure or personal
tour of this unique property with direct access to Tampa Bay.


GULFVIEW DUPLEX only 75-feet to Gulf and a rare
find in Anna Maria City. Turnkey units offer 2BR/2BA
upstairs and 3BR/2BA down. Excellent rentals summer
and winter! Asking $419,500.










SHORT DISTANCE TO BEACH and neat as a pin!
Identical 2BR/1BA units with spacious living area and
fully furnished. Excellent winter or annual rentals and
priced to sell at only $185,000.




MARIE LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250








11 S, L A M 1 T ISANDERIBYSTANDE

ITEMS___FOR__ SALE___ITEMS__FOR__SALE oninedANOCENT


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.
FRUITWOOD DINING TABLE with four matching
chairs. $95. Call 778-2404.
DINETTE SET with large leaf, four wheat-color
chairs. Very good condition. $125. Call 778-3414.
__ PECAN SALE Mammoth Halves, new crop. $6.50 lb.
to benefit Island Players. Call 77.8-6956 for informa-
tion or delivery. Also available at the Islander By-
stander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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.
Weekdays 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.


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.


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.
METAL DETECTOR never used. $50. Call 383-7041.


ROSER GUILD Thrift Shop. Open Tues., Thurs., Fri.,
9:30-2 Sat. 9-12. Clothing, etc. 511 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, across from Chapel.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Mar. 14, 9-1. Heisey & Cam-
bridge glass, trivets, miscellaneous household, many
antiques. 537 69th St., Holmes Beach.
BIG YARD SALE Sat. & Sun., Mar. 14 & 15, 8-1.
Tables, chairs, lamps, china, books, pictures, electron-
ics, appliances, clothing, etc. 106 Pelican, Anna Maria.
BIG ISLAND FLEA MARKET Many dealers! Sat.,
Mar. 14, 8-5. Outside Under the Sun Antiques, 5306
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Take first right after
traffic light on Gulf Drive (at Marina.)
PRIVATEERS' THIEVES" MARKET Sat., Mar. 21, 8-
3. Vendor spaces available in advance or day of
market $15. City Hall Park, Holmes Beach. 778-5777.

DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...
-- DIRECT BAYFRONT
S , lot with three charming cot-
S~ tages that all have tenants
." :.inn in place. Fantastic view of
Sarasota Bay and Sarasota
-skyline beyond. Use as an
investment or the future site
of your new home. Riparian rights. Direct bayfront on Anna
Maria Island for just $220,000!
CLOSE TO BEACH! Elevated duplex with a 2BR/2BA and
1BR/1BA. Each with cathedral ceilings, utility rooms, ample
covered parking. Well maintained. $137,000.
WAAG GULFSTREAM
EWA^jI Kyi REALTY
941-778-7777


CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
TOUR OF HOMES Fifth annual Anna Maria Island
Tour of Homes, Mar. 14, 10-4. Advance tickets $10
on sale at the Islander Bystander office.

ATTENTION WOMEN new to the area! I'm starting
a newcomer's club. Come meet new friends. Call
Sandy for information. 761-1224.

HEAR ROSER CHURCH in real audio at
www.annamaria.net/Churches/Roser.


"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.


1994 FORD CROWN VICTORIA LX 55,000 miles,
white, all power and accessories. Absolutely mint
condition. Must see! $9,950. Call 383-7344.
1984 DODGE CHARGER runs great, recent tune-up,
good tires. Clean and looks good. Moving. $750
OBO. Call 778-4192.
1972 FORD PINTO WAGON A/C, automatic, one
owner, 43,450 miles, good condition. Call 778-5614.

ATTENTION BUYERS


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 $295,000. ..
Call for appointment.
Georgia E. Anthony Real Estate
(941) 792-1834


Property Management Team
"We Cover the/Island"




Week Month Annual
Cottages Houses Bungalows
Villas Condominiums


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


LARGEST SELECTION


OF GULFFRONT


HOMES FOR SALE ON


ANNA MARIA ISLAND


I Mike Norman Realty inc.
S3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH 778-6696 1-800-367 1617


WEST OF GULF DRIVE
This almost brand new two-story Key West-style
pool home has three good-size bedrooms, two
baths, three balconies, high ceilings, wood floors,
Berber carpet and great closet space. Walking dis-
tance to a beautiful beach. All this and more for just
$279,000. Call today to view this spectacular home!
Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Pat Jackson at 778-3301

IFranMaxon
SALES AND RENTALS
FranMao

9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216'
(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
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1988 RX7 HARD-TOP CONVERTIBLE white, looks
good, runs great! Leather interior, CD player with
surround sound and headrest speakers. Has new
exhaust, catalytic converter, radiator, water pump
and tires. 100,000 miles. $6,000. 778-2832.


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

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

20-FOOT PRO SPORT 115 hp. Tohartsu, radio, lo-
ran, depth finder, bimini top, full mooring cover,
trailer, live bait well. $12,000. Call 755-0372.
14-FOOT ASH CRAFT fiberglass boat, 40 hp.
Johnson outboard, trolling motor, bimini top, trailer.
Excellent condition. $3,795. Call 387-0002..


BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.

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.

ENJOY THE SUNSHINE Work on a pier. Hostess,
counter person and dishwasher wanted at Rod &
Reel Pier. Call Rayma at 778-1885.
ISLAND INN Waitress and dishwasher. Great hours full or
part time. Apply in person 6 am. 3 pm. 1701 Gulf Dr. N.


HOUSEKEEPING RELIABLE PERSON Good start-
ing pay. Inquire at The Beach Inn, 101 66th St.,
Holmes Beach, 778-9597, from 8 am 6 pm.
FRONT DESK Part-time $8 hr. Flexible schedule.
Requires customer-service skills. Fax resume to Julia
779-1259 or call 778-3053.
YOUTH COUNSELORS for elementary age after-
school program at Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Academic, recreation and leadership skills.
Dependable, positive, able to communicate well with
children and their parents. Drug-free workplace. Part
time 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays plus occasional evening
and Saturday hours. Phone 778-1908, fax 778-9511.
PART TIME work-at-home secretary sought by busy Is-
land writer/investor. Computer desirable. Call 778-3775.
CNA/HHA NEEDED part time weekends, split shift 9-12,
4-6 pm. Tues. Thurs. eves. 4-6. Call 778-2874. Great pay.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.


STATE-CERTIFIED CNA home-health aide and
companion available for a variety of duties. Call Rob-
ert for appointment 749-7944 or 720-2711.
QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE Professional, ex-
perienced in tender care. Excellent references. Part
time or 24-hour care. Call 778-4192.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, plugs, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
forappointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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.
WALLPAPER BY MARCIA Commercial/residential.
Fifteen years experience. Insured, references. Free
estimates. (941) 778-0024, leave message.

FREE WEEK Dolphin Day Care & Preschool.
Register by end of the month and receive one week
free tuition. Ages 2 through 6. Call 778-2967.

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 &
Preschool, 778-2967.

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
polishing and detailing service. Free estimates. Call
778-5215.
"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.


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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.

PAINTING BY HENRY Interior and exterior. Free
estimates. Call 795-5383.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING Mildew buster, will
restore your house to its usual luster. Roof, decks,
- drives and more. Call 778-0944.

SEEKING LIVING SITUATION
HOUSE SITTING or room to rent in house. I have
excellent references. Clean, quiet, responsible. Call
(941) 730-9397, leave message please

WILL HOUSE SIT AND some repairs. Retired aca-
demics, honest, reliable, handy, intelligent, refer-
ences. What a combo! 2607 S. Forest, Tempe, AZ.,
85282 or call (602) 967-2817.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!


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.

EXPERT LAWN CUTTING/tree trimming. Afford-
able, reliable, insured. Call Jeff at 778-1560.

LAWN CARE Mowing, trim, bushes, weeding, flow-
ers, cleanup. Reliable adult, experienced, refer-
ences, reasonable rates. Personal Touch Lawn
Maintenance 778-6172.


ED'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Custom
design and installation, mulch, sod, stone, shell,
xeriscape. 778-8272. Formerly Anna Maria Garden
Center.
IT'S TIME TO SPRUCE UP your yard. Creative land-
scaping, fountains, bird baths. Huge selection of
plants, palm trees, citrus trees. Do it yourself or let
our professional staff take care of all your gardening
needs. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-4441.

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/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
778-0029.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.


INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.


WEEKLY 1BR/1BA AVAILABLE Apr. through Dec.
1998, starting at $300 wk. Includes turnkey furnish-
ings, telephone, cable TV and private parking. Call
778-2832.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.

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., Mar., Apr. available.
Call Wagner Realty at 778-2246.


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ISLAND LIVING WITH INCOME Newly ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Outstanding views
listed, well-maintained 3BR/1.5BA spacious from this two-story masonry duplex offering 2BR/
home on double lot with guest or rental apart- 1.5BA each unit, turnkey furnished. Possible to
ment. Short walk to prime beach. $189,500. convert to single family. Offered at $525,000. David
David Moynihan 778-2246 or eves. 778-7976. Moynihan 778-2246, eves. 778-7976. D28156.







RUNAWAY BAY CONDO Lowest-price 2BR/ CANAL HOME great for work or play. 2BR/
2BA unit at Runaway Bay. Quiet area with 2BA with office, dock, large patio decks, stone
view of lagoon. Easy beach access. Great fireplace, ceramic-tile and sunny family room.
rental or vacation home. $122,500. Ed Oliveira Picture perfect inside and out. $199,900.
778-2246, eves. 778-1751. C27339. Yvonne Higgins 778-2246. R16199.


2BR/2BA Martinique ...............$135,000
2BR/2BA Runaway Bay.......... $124,900
2BR/2BA Runaway Bay.......... $122,500
2BR/2BA Island Village ..........$109,500
2BR/1BA Imperial House .........$77,900
2BR/1BA Imperial House .........$77,000
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Holmes Beach 100x100 with Gulf view,
zoned R-4 ..'................................. $79,900.
Holmes Beach full Gulf view, plans
available .................................... $109,900.


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4BR/3.5BA Bayfront ............... $630,000
3BR/2BA Coral Shores ........... $198,000
3BR/2BA Flamingo Cay.......... $179,500
2BR/2BA Cordova Lakes........ $109,900
3BR/2BA Rosedale CC ..........$239,900


1BR/1BA turnkey-furnished mobile home
.............................................. $ 22 ,500
2BR/1.5BA mobile home, great investment
.............................................. $4 6 ,900


COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

WATERFRONT RESTAURANT Excellent location in high
traffic area. Over 400-foot dockage, parking for 200 cars and
8,000 sq. ft. interior. Total renovation in 1995. Owner
financing, or lease call for terms and conditions!

WEST BRADENTON CAFE Excellent reputation and clientele.
Fabulous location near hospital and churches. Breakfast, lunch,
dinner and bar servings. $179,900.

SPORTS OUTLET Water sport sales and rentals, accessories,
bicycles and more! High repeat clientele, excellent seasonal
business. $69,000.

BARBER/BEAUTY SHOP Well established, in same location
for 17 years! Great potential to expand. Highly visible and
reputable. $79,000.

ATTENTION DOCTORS Large lot and building close to
Manatee Memorial Hospital in an area of new doctor's offices and
medical buildings. One of the last and when they're gone, they're
gone! $159,900.

GULFVIEW MOTEL Character of a quaint bed and breakfast,
potential of a high occupancy motel! Great location with room to
expand. $1,050,000.

ATTENTION INVESTORS Large lot Gulf Drive to bay. 2.49
acres including building with all environmental permits in place.
Fabulous opportunity! $1,500,000.




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NORTH LONGBOAT KEY condo. 2BR/1.5BA, pri-
vate dock, carport. Available Apr. 1. $1,275 mo. King-
size Kraftmatic bed, quiet/friendly neighborhood.
383-9291.

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.
Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.

2BR DUPLEX newly remodeled, fireplace, large deck
and private yard. Annual lease. 792-8817.

SEASONAL 2BR/1BA upstairs, Gulf view from all
rooms,- washer/dryer. 104 31st Street, Holmes
Beach. Available through April, everything furnished.
$1,600 mo. 778-6050.

ANNUAL ANNA MARIA ISLAND elevated home.
Bayview 2BR/2BA, big deck, huge basement, one
block to beach and pier. Call 779-1326.

1BR APARTMENT FURNISHED. Single person
only. $475 mo. plus utilities. First, last, security.
778-1546.

ANNUAL STEPS TO BEACH Furnished 2BR/1 BA,
available Apr. 1. Young professional welcome. Pet
friendly. $775 mo. Call 778-5150, Holmes Beach.

YEARLY RENT 1BR/1BA overlooking Gulf.
Bradenton Beach. Water, garbage included. Fur-
nished. $650 mo. Call (813) 932-0516.

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.

LARGE STUDIO APARTMENT in Holmes Beach.
$525 mo. annual lease. Mature, non smoker
preferred. Call 778-0212.


ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA HOUSE Bradenton Beach. Avail-
able Apr. 1. $700 mo. plus security deposit. Includes
garbage. Across from beach. Call 778-7199.'

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
jcl 105@aol.com.

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.

ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT apartment. Lovely fur-
nished interior, sun deck, porch. Loaded with ameni-
ties. No pets. Vacancy week/month season.
778-3143.

RENT THIS BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA condo for the
next season or right now. Fully furnished, convenient
location just a minute from the beach. $400 per
week. Call (941) 795-6611.

ANNUAL RENTALS Spacious 2BR units located in
prime Holmes Beach location, west of Gulf Drive and
close to the beach. Garages and screened porches.
Small pets allowed. $750 $895 per month. Mike
Norman Realty (941) 778-6696.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise home. 3BR/2.5BA,
canal, pool, beach. Available May 1 through June 7.
Off-season rate $850 week. Call (800) 223-4472.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1 BA one block from
beach. $600 mo. plus one month deposit. No pets or
smokers. Call 778-3506.

KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME 3BR/2BA, washer/
dryer, one-car garage, central heat and air, excellent
neighborhood. $1,195 annual. Call 778-6743.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED/detached duplex
apartment in Holmes Beach. Washer/dryer, dish-
washer, screened porch, covered parking, storage.
Available Apr. 1. No pets. $750 mo. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate, 778-2307 for information.


SEASONAL MARCH 1998 rentals available due to
cancellations. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-
2307 for information.

VACATION HERE Less expensive. Next to fine din-
ing, shops, fishing, swimming, shelling. Ground floor,
private, fenced, 1 BR, pets OK. Available Nov., 1998.
(941) 756-3912.

GULFFRONT ANNUAL private beach, unfurnished
2BR/1 BA, no pets. $650 mo. includes all utilities. Call
779-2387.

ANNUAL FOUR-PLEX APARTMENT 2BR/1 BA, cen-
tral heat/air, 100 steps to beach. Large heated pool,
beautifully landscaped. Water, cable, garbage in-
cluded. Washer/dryer hookups. No smokers. $700
mo. (800) 593-0004 or (941). 748-4003.

MAINLAND WATERFRONT Smugglers Landing.
Spacious 2BR/2BA, deep water, dock, easy access
to ICW and Gulf. Pool, tennis, clubhouse. $925 mo.
Judy Durant Realtor, 792-7465. Bayshore Realty Inc.
755-3701.

THREE ROOM APARTMENT 1BR. 202 Haverkos
Ct., Anna Maria. $600 mo., $600 deposit. Pet OK,
fenced yard. Outside storage, carport, washer/dryer.
778-0473.

WATERFRONT HOUSE Annual 3BR/2BA, very pri-
vate. Back yard is bayfront Intracoastal, side yard
canal. Beautiful views, boat dock, garage, washer/
dryer. Tropical-landscaped double lot. Partly fur-
nished. $1,350 mo. includes landscape and lawn
maintenance. Call 778-4560 eves.

FURNISHED BEACH DUPLEX Available May 1 for
six-month lease. Hot tub, beautiful screened room.
$700 mo. plus utilities. Call 778-3892.

SEASONAL RESERVE NOW for 1998-1999.
Ground-level 2BR/2BA house with garage, steps to
beach. Non smokers. Call (813) 961-6992.

SEASONAL/VACATION North Longboat Key cot-
tage. 2BR/1BA in the village. Available now. $975
mo. turnkey furnished includes utilities. 387-0048.


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COMMERCIAL LOT 100' on Gulf Drive. $150,000.
ISLAND STYLING SALON Six stations, great lease. $49,000.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, 110' on beach. 1.25 acres.
Heated pool, excellent condition. $2,149,000.
RESIDENTIAL
BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA; boat lift overlooking Tampa Bay and
pristine Islets. Updated, two greatrooms. $412,000.
PALMA SOLA Unique dream-designed 3BR/2.5BA, fireplace,
pool/patio, exquisite taste in decorating. Like new. $378,000.
SAILBOAT WATER 3BR/2BA, fireplace, family room, custom
built, attractive floor plan. $229,900.
TRIPLEX Two 1 BR and one 2BR. Gross $1,550/month. View of
bay and Gulf. $149,900.
DUPLEX 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA zoned commercial, steps to
beach. Garages, one side updated. $210,000.
DUPLEX Boat dock. Large 2BR/2BA with fireplace; 1BR/1BA.
Gross $3,500/month in season. $189,900.
GULFFRONT Sun Plaza 2BR/2BA, secured lobby, elevator,
saunas, tennis, heated pool. Furniture negotiable. $320,000.
Same condo complex, side unit. $175,000.
GRAND CAYMAN VILLA Perico Bay 3BR/2BA, garage, fur-
nished. A pleasure to see. $169,000.
300' TO BEACH 3BR/2BA, family room, completely updated in
80's. Large lot. Furniture negotiable. Won't last at $380,000.
CANAL LOT in Anna Maria. Seawall. $129,900.

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GORGEOUS BAYFRONT UNIT. Totally upgraded including ANNA MARIA ISLAND. Views of the Gulf and a minute walk to the
tile, Berber carpet and appliances. Extended views of the beach. Key West-style 4BR/3-1/2B residence built in 1991. Living
ICW. Heated pool, tennis. Just steps from the beach, roomwithvaultedceilingsandfireplace.Three-caroversizedgarage.
$162,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. C26761 $399,000. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R25701


ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULFFRONTDUPLEX. Gorgeous
view. 2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. Good investment
property. $525,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191


WATERFRONT
MINT CONDITION LAKEFRONT CON-
DOMINIUM. 2BR, cathedral ceilings, deck,
garage. Immediate occupancy. $114,900.
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. C26862
PANORAMIC VIEW of Sarasota Bay.
Spacious 3BR home in a gated commu-
nity. Nature trails plus all the amenities of
condominium living. A truly peaceful ha-
ven. $349,000. Larry or Louise Miller,
794-0131. C27576
MAGNIFICENT TWO-STORY GEORGIAN
or river home. Trees, brick walkways, open
pool and breezy porches. Elegantly ap-
pointed, masonary fireplace, crown moldings,
French doors, 5BR/4B. $1,195,000. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. R21398


WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE in Holmes Beach. 4BR/3B,
furnished, pets OK. Heated pool, tennis. Walk to Gulf beach,
near shopping and banks. $164,900. Jeanette Rampone,
747-3364. C27656


LOTS/ACREAGE
BUILD ON THE BRADEN RIVER. Over four
acres of waterfront waiting for you. $215,000.
Debbie Heagerty, 747-9628. R24911




Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
resort specialists.
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
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MAINLAND
BEAUTIFULLY renovated pool home. 3
or 4BR/2B, Mexican tile, wood floor, pri-
vacy fence. Seller will pay $3,000 to-
wards closing costs. Located in
Sarasota. $119,900. Van Bourgois, 761-
0273.
RIVER WILDERNESS BEAUTY. Ideal
for great living on golf course. Huge bo-
nus room, 3 or 4BR, dining and living
rooms, family room. Four-car garage.
$449,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929.
R24815
MANATEE RIVER. Live in one home, rent
out the other plus five apartments. Good in-
come property in a great location. $320,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. CM23078


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1999 SEASON Simply charming 3BR/2BA reno-
vated beach cottage on secluded north end. Drive by
806 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, then call 748-6550.
HOLMES BEACH Pirate's Den. Openings for six
month leases Apr. 1, also for 1999 season. 2BR, all
turnkey furnished, stone's throw to beach. No pets.
Call 778-4368.
ANNUAL DUPLEX APARTMENT 3BR/2BA, central
heat/air, near beach, fenced yard. Kids/pets OK.
Security, references required. Available now. $750
mo. 778-7431.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished 2BR/2BA and 1 BR/1 BA
elevated duplex with enclosed carports. Seasonal/
annual. Call 779-2114.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1 BR apartment Immacu-
late, quiet Island neighborhood, bay view. Non
smoker. $625 mo. plus deposit. Utilities included.
778-5143.
RENTAL WANTED Retired couple, non smokers, no
pets. Jan. to May, 1999. 1 or 2BR. Call 794-8971.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA DUPLEX two-years new, two
blocks to beach. Vaulted ceilings, fans, tile floors,
washer/dryer. $725 mo., security deposit. Please call
Mark at 744-0126.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA townhouse apartment. Pool,
one half block to beach. 3100 Gulf Dr. $700 mo.
Call 755-6661.
WHITE HOUSE VACATION APARTMENTS half
block to beach. $325 wk., $60 night (two night mini-
mum) plus tax for two people. Call 778-2039.
ANNUAL/SEASONAL 2BR/2BA. Deep-water dock,
bayfront villa. New throughout. $975 mo. Available
immediately. Call for walk through, 753-0676.

VACATION BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA, $700 wk.,
$2,200 mo. ;1BR poolside, $600 wk., $1,700 mo.;
apartment 300 ft. to beach, 2BR/1BA, $500 wk.,
$1,600 mo. Call 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.


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.

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

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

TRIPLEX TURNKEY FURNISHED close to beach,
shopping. 2BR/1 BA, 2BR/1 BA, efficiency. Very nice,
updated. $210,000. 778-5057. E-mail
jcl 105@aol.com.
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 WATERFRONT LOT on deep-water canal.
Located in prestigious North Point Harbor, Key
Royale. 85'xl 12', cleared and ready to build. One of
the few waterfront lots left in Anna Maria. $210,000.
Phone 778-3100.

HOLMES BEACH Bay Palms 2BR/2BA on canal.
New appliances, carpet, boat dock, oversized two-
car garage, excellent condition. $219,000. 515 74th
Street. Call 778-3179.
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 re-
duced to only $82,900 with gorgeous, unobstructed
Gulf view and private beach. Manufactured home in
resident-owned community. 55+. All appliances and
furnishings included. 387-6417.


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PERICO BAY CLUB 3BR/2BA, top floor, open bay
view. Principals only. Owner/Realtor. $210,000
furnished. Call 792-5995.

I NEED TO MOVE NOW! Steal this home for $137,500.
3BR/2BA, 1,500 sq. ft. central air and heated living.
Large, covered tree-top porch. Laundry room, four-auto
covered parking, quiet street, work/storage room.
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ANNA MARIA HOME An Island home with lush
tropical landscaping. 3BR/2BA and remodeled
kitchen featuring a greatroom floor plan with an open
living room and dining area. The elevated design pro-
vides vast storage and parking area plus a big hobby/
workshop downstairs and a large back yard with
room for a pool. Walk to the beach or the Community
Center. Reduced to $193,000. A. Paradise Realtor.
Call Dick Maher 778-6791 or Dave Jones 778-4891
HOLMES BEACH Newly listed, elevated home with
panoramic view of Bimini Bay. Deep, wide sailboat
water and dockage. $339,000. Call Steve Abbott,
Michael Saunders & Co., 383-7591.
1BR MOBILE HOME in Island retirement park.
Furnished. New roof, paint. Shed. Reasonable.
Call 778-1313, owner.
LOOKING TO BUY Private party looking to buy
house or condo. Will pay cash. Fast closing. Call
778-2556.

BAYFRONT VILLA 3BR/2BA, 44-foot plus slip. New
kitchen, glassed lanai, patio, dock. ICW, heated
pools, tennis, pets. Lease/purchase. $164,900.
Owner 761-0227.

ITALIAN RESTAURANT FOR SALE minutes from
Island. Beer and wine license, established business,
high-traffic area with lots of volume. $150,000. Call
Deborah Thrasher at Wedebrock Real Estate Co.,
794-0007 or eves. 778-3395.
3BR/2BA HOUSE WITH unattached 1BR/1.5BA
apartment for sale across the street from Gulf. Some
Gulf views from living area and open porch area.
Needs a little TLC! Price $175,000. Call Deborah
Thrasher at Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 794-0007
or eves. 778-3395.
3BR/2BA ELEVATED HOUSE. 227 85th Street,
Holmes Beach. Walk to the beach. Boat slip with
water meter. Broker/Owner $175,000. MLS# 26399.
William E. Allen licensed Real Estate Broker. Home
778-1620.
- MOBILE HOME ON BAY with dock. Fully fur-
: nished, Bradenton Beach. 2BR/1.5BA, excellent:
condition, adult community, no pets. $34,900. Call
(973) 927-3531.


FOR SALE BY OWNER End unit in four plex. 1BR/
1BA, new A/C, new refrigerator. Call 794-8999.
NORTH HOLMES BEACH duplex. Large 2BR/2BA
plus 1BR/1BA rental. Two screened porches,
Jacuzzi, boat dock at end of block. $192,500.
795-0413.

FULLY FURNISHED ground-level 2BR/2BA home.
Small tool shed with yard tools. Fruit trees in yard.
$175,000. Call 778-4186.

WANTED 2-6 UNIT Island investment property. Pre-
fer Holmes Beach/Anna Maria area. Deal direct with
cash buyer. Call 778-2167 anytime.
MOBILE HOME 55+ park, furnished, near beach.
Call 778-2399.
SLEEPY LAGOON Longboat Key. refurbished 2BR/
1BA canalfront cottage. New tile, carpet and appli-
ances. 560 DeNarvaez. $175,000. Call 383-8481.

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.

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POETIC INJUSTICE

BY CATHY MILLHAUSER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Displaces
6 Atomic
12 Lowly ones
17 Portuguese city
19 Batting a
thousand
21 Mercury:
Sable:: Ford:

23 Poet's outlook
on life?
25 Fighting force
26 Good earth
27 Grab
28 Poet's favorite
1972 hit?
30 Objective
32 Many people sit
around it
34 With 68-Down,
"Fame" actress
35 Shakespearean
couplet
description?
41 Did derbies
42 Derbies
43 Roar of the-
crowd
44 Ebon
47 What one gets
reading poetry?
52 Pen
55 Iranian city
56 General
assemblies
57 Meal starter
59 Don't waste
60 Sans nuts, e.g.


62 "Taras Bulba"
author
65 Tamper-
resistant
66 Result of poetic
license?
70 Crows
71 Stand for Steen
72 "Eleni" director
Peter
73 Too hot for tots
74 "Brain Trust"
Prez
75 Bats
77 Hi-fi buys
80 Substance in
soaps
82 What a
disaffected
Japanese poet
might become?
87 Outdated poet
suffix
88 Tel. listing abbr.
90 Kyrgyzstan's
-- Mountains
91 Certain
vertebrae
92 Opinion of Keats
poetry?
98 Some "Aida"
singers
101 Labor activist
Chavez
102 Forum wear
103 Talk about
Tennyson
poems?
105 Hose hue
107 "Hard Lines"
poet
111 Correction
section


112 Conclusion of
many a poet?
116 Emmy-winning
Rob
117 Arabs, Hebrews,
etc.
118 Hitches
119 She's married ...
with ninos
120 Contend,
colloquially
121 Designer
Simpson
DOWN
1 More than
simmer
2 Machinating
3 Provincial
capital in the
Dominican
Republic
4 Vow taker
5 Jeff's "77 Sunset
Strip" partner
6 Kinetic art form
7 "The
Gondoliers"
nurse
8 Pew locale
9 Suffix akin to
-ity
10 Crag
11 Fictional
Dinsmore and
Venner
12 Lance
13 Pesky insect
14 Unconfirmed
reports
15 Body build
16 Khartoum's
country
18 Merlin of
football and TV
20 Roof type


22 All there
24 Old-timer, of
sorts
29 Xylophone
striker
31 Senatorof 1967
censure
32 High: Prefix
33 Flatten, in
Britain
35 Babylon's land
36 Perfume billed
as"The
forbidden
fragrance"
37 Swindle
38 Next
39 Wild things
40 Poetic
contraction
44 10,000,000 ergs
45 Krupp works
site
46 Ticked (off)
48 Reaches over
49 Friend of
Coleridge
50 Hankered
51 It's got ewe
covered
53 Crinkly cloth
54 Springs
58 "-- can eat!"
60 Sacred poem
61 It's played with
matches
63 Need to
reimburse
64 "The Fisher
King" director
65 Bacchus
attendant
66 Filmdom's
Robert and Alan


67 People
68 See 34-Across
69 Horse height
measure
70 Open wide
74 Chevy Chase
title role
76 Sooner migrant
77 Bats
78 Manx "Thanks!"
79 Abide


81 Cabbage
collector, for
short
83 "Ford-- better
idea" (old
slogan)
84 Winged
85 "Odyssey" peak
86 Protected, in a
way
89 Tailor's tool
92 St. John, e.g.


93 Joust contestant
94 Job preceder
9.5 Pointless
96 Venetian
official, once
97 Give off
98 Stand at wakes
99 Relevant, to
lawyers
100 Neighbor of
Turkey
104 Give a hoot


105 Derby doings
106 Noble, in
Nuremberg
108 Church
projection
109 King of a Handel
oratorio
110 Promotional
overkill
113 Peruvian Sumac
114 Lead head?
115 Actress Long


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WOODED CONDO COMMUNITY 2BR/2BA
ground-floor unit in beautifully landscaped commu-
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furnished. $76,900. Call Lynn English at 778-2261.


TIDY ISLAND

11 Tidy Island ............................ $329,000.

60 Tidy Island ............................ $284,500.

10 Tidy Island ............................ $279,000.

15 Tidy Island ............................ $229,900.


WESTBAY ESTATES Immaculate 3BR/2BA,
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$135,900. Call Patty Stump at 778-2261.


MEADOWCROFT-NEAR EVERYTHING CONDO
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dows. Great location, great recreational facilities!
$75,500. Call Tony Tiberini at 778-2261.


SEASONAL RENTALS
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA single-family
home on a canal, two-car garage, one-month
minimum. $2,300 per month.
LA PLAYA 2BR/1BA condo on the beach.
Will take weekly or monthly. $3,130 per
month or $950 per week furnished.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA plus den.
Single-family home, wonderful water view.
Annual $1,300 per month.
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PERICO BAY CLUB
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914 Sandpiper Circle ................. $124,900

968 Sandpiper Circle ................ $122,500

834 Audubon Drive .................... $103,500

884 Audubon Drive .................... $101,500

802 Audubon Drive ...................... $82,500



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Annual $1,390 per month.
BRADENTON Tidy Island 3BR/3BA single-
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Island homes open for fundraiser Saturday


Anna Maria Island

Tour of Homes
elegant interiors, "classic cracker" and con
temporary architectures, and stunning wa
ter 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
tempting garden-setting luncheon and a gift bou-
tique offering original arts and crafts and culinary
delights will also be available. All proceeds will ben-
efit 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 ex-
panded each year, offering patrons a chance to
linger at one of the select properties 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 volunteers, many of whom have faith-
fully taken responsibility for event coordinating
since 1994.

The homes on tour
The first stop on the tour features the remod-
eled 1960s Holmes Beach residence of Marlene,
and Frank Derfler, 539 Key Royale Drive.
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.
The 2,400-square-foot Anna Maria home of
Jeff and Ingrid Troesch, 316 Tarpon St., was com-


WHAT: Fifth Annual Anna Maria Island Tour of Holmes
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 10a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: Five spectacular Island homes
HOW MUCH: $10 in advance, $12 day of tour
SPECIAL: Island Tropical Treasures drinks and munchies

pleted last May.,
"El Zeferro III," the wind, Pat and Tom Lehnen's '.
classic cracker homestead at 304 Poinsettia Road,
offers beautiful simplicity in a native Florida envi- ?N TAMI
ronment. Island Tropical Treasures, the tour's cafe B AV
and boutique, finds its home at this site. PE BA
The final stop, at 511 Loquat Drive, belongs to \
Susan Lewis-Servis and Bill Servis whose contem- .
porary, cheerful retreat is surrounded by lush ,,
palms and water views.

Ticket outlets \
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 Dis- .l Kf
count Tackle, 3240 E. Bay Drive; Crowder Bros. 6
Hardware, 3352 E. Bay Drive; First National Bank CHRC
of Manatee, 5324 Gulf Drive; LaPensee Plumbing, ANNA F
5348 Gulf Drive; and The Islander Bystander, Sand I ND
Dollar Gift Shop and Home True Value Hard- "
ware, all located in the Island Shopping Center at
5400 Marina Drive. \
Anna Maria outlets include AMI West, 9801 INT
Gulf Drive; Two Sides of Nature; 9908 Gulf Drive; GULF OF V
Beach-Style Sportswear, 10010 Gulf Drive; the Sand- MEXICO
bar, 100 Spring Ave; Lor-Ell's Hair Designs, 401 Pine ,,',.
Ave.; and the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
-On Longboat Key, Longboat Super Package, 0A RIA
6850 Gulf of Mexico Drive, and The Centre Mar- "
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Bradenton outlets include Westbay Athletic ,
Club, 6500 Manatee Ave. W.; Lively Kitchens and
Gifts, 7232 Manatee Ave. W.; Ted's Hair Studio, P- L
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Anna Maria Island
Tour of Homes


2. The Home of John anmid Penny
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Holmes Beach
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Anna Maria Island
Tour of Homes


The Home of Jeff and Ingrid
Troesch 316 Tarpon Street
Anna Maria


Jeff and Ingrid fell in love with this location
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Anna Maria Island
Tour of Homies


J4. "El Zeferro III"
The Home of Tom and Pat
Lehnen 304 Poinsettia Rd.
Anna Maria
F rom Ronald W. Haase's book, "Classic
Cracker:" "Each region of our country has '.
developed a distinctive architectural style. | 4
So it is with the old cracker homesteads of Florida,
whose sagging porches and rusting roofs are elo-
quent testimonials to a lifestyle that responded to ,-a.?, _..'-
its environment rather than fighting it. These .-'..... ''.
houses, raised high off the ground and sur- .- .-
rounded by shady porches, responded both to the Enjoy interaction with mn
warm and sultry climate and to the very idea of
living side by side with nature in such a beautified
environment."
So it is with El Zeferro III, the wind. Simple
architecture, a simple design and simple materi- ...-
als provide a complement to a simple life style :
and a lovely backdrop for art and antiques. Al- ":i
though equipped with modern-day mechanical ,.,
systems, the owners have not used air condition- p .,
ing or heating other than provided by natural V....
ventilation and wood burning fireplaces. Land- !
scaping features native species only, except for .. .
trees already on site at the time of purchase. En- 4- ... "
joy your interaction with native Florida. .

A simple design and use of simple materials reflects a
return to a simple lifestyle for the owners of this home
which, although equipped with modern-day mechanical ._
systems seldom needs air conditioning or heating. ,--.:


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER MARCH 11, 1998 E PAGE 7-TOUR 1W,


Anna Maria Island

Tour of Homes


5. The Home of Bill Servis
and Susan Lewis-Servis
511 Loquat Drive Anna Maria
ocated at the end of a canal drive, this con-
temporary home is surrounded by lush
tropical palms and water views. Built in
1985, the home captured the imagination of Bill
and Susan in 1993 and they set out to provide
some "TLC" and turn it into a bright, cheerful
retreat. The interior was lightened and hardwood
floors were added along with a cozy, private
porch. New decks highlight the pool overlooking
the tranquil bay.-
Bill and Susan are avid collectors of American
antiques and each room provides a unique
glimpse into our country's history. There are
many fine examples of rare furniture, pottery,
dinnerware and glass located throughout. Com-
pleting the decor are many original American
works of art.




A sunny porch is bright, private and offers a
quiet place to reflect after a long day.


The palatial home of Bill Servis and Susan
Lezois-Servis of Anna Maria is surrounded by
water and lush landscaping.


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