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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


CI r aI Ei


Judge rules against city on shed removal


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
According to a judge's decision, Holmes Beach
resident Pertina Tyson will not have to remove a shed
that encroaches on a city alley.
Circuit Court Judge Thomas M. Gallen ruled that
because the city collected taxes on the shed and has
taken no action to remove it for several decades, it can-
not force the property owner to remove it. The shed
straddles a 10-foot-wide platted alley and encroaches
on private property.
The issue began in July 1995 when City Attorney
Patricia Petruff recommended the city order Tyson,
2913 Gulf Drive, to remove the shed. However the rec-
ommendation was never brought to the commission.
According to a letter Petruff wrote to commission-
ers in 1995, Tyson was notified of the encroachment on
March 17, 1995, and given 30 days to correct the vio-
lation. The structure was not removed, nor did Tyson
apply for vacation of the alley.


Help needed

for Cortez

land buy grant
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Cortez villagers gave themselves the green light to
go for $420,000 to buy the old Sailor property, but they
need help. From everyone.
It will be easy help to give, said Karen Bell, who
is sparking the move.
"We need evidence of widespread support, letters
and other communications from just about everyone,"
she said.
So people from just about anywhere should write
letters to the editor, to state officials, especially to the
Manatee County commissioners, so they know their
constituents really want this to happen.
Twenty-seven Cortezians met last Thursday night
at the Community Center to let Bell and other commu-
nity leaders know whether there was support in the old
fishing village for the proposal to buy the property.
It is at the east end of the village, nearly four acres
of partially landscaped land on the waterfront with a
large building that started as a school and finally was
the home of artist Robert Sailor. It is in his heirs' hands
now, and efforts to buy it for public use have been on-
going for a couple of years.
Cortez would use the property as a public park,
with one room of the building devoted to marine arti-
facts reflective of the village's history, another to his-
toric photos, and the third room, much larger, available
for rent to weddings, receptions and other celebrations,
said Bell.
Previous plans to use part of it as a Community
Center have been shelved, she said, for the old fire hall
that now is the Community Center is ideal as it is and
the Sailor house would need extensive work to bring it
up to code.
What Cortezians were deciding at last week's
meeting was to apply for $320,000 from the Commu-
nity Trust, a $50 million state fund available for historic
structures, open space, environmentally sensitive land
and the like, said Bell, and "this property meets every
criteria."
But a Community Trust grant requires matching
local funds, and Cortezians hope Manatee County will
put up $100,000.
That is what the letter-writing campaign is about
- proving to the Manatee County Commission that
there is strong and broad support among the people for
the proposal.
Letters should be addressed to the commission at
1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34205, or to
the editor of The Islander Bystander, 5408 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, Fla. 34217.


Petruff's letter also noted that research showed the
shed existed on the property prior to the city being in-
corporated; therefore, it predates zoning code require-
ments pertaining to setbacks. However, a person can-
not adversely possess property against a government
and the city should demand that the shed be removed,
she said.
When the issue came back to the commission in
July 1996, commissioners instructed Petruff to file an
injunction against Tyson to force removal of the shed.
The issue has been with the court ever since.
Judge Gallen noted that the city has never opened,
maintained or used the alley, nor does it plan to in the
future, and there was never a formal dedication of the
alley.
"It should be made clear that if the city was in good
faith intending to improve, open and use the alley, this
court may rule differently on this matter," Judge Gallen
wrote. "Based on the evidence and facts presented
however, it is clear that the city is trying to force Tyson


to remove an improvement which it has acquiesced in
since before 1951, without any intention of improving
and using the alley."
Richard Groff, the city's attorney in the suit, noted,
"Although the judge seemed to leave the door open for
an injunction if the city intended to improve or use the
alley, we would caution against declaring such an in-
tent with the purpose of continuing efforts to move Ms.
Tyson's shed. Such selective action could be viewed as
unconstitutional selective enforcement."
Groff advised commissioners to require a survey
any time property owners request permission to build
near such rights of way.
"Considering the age of some of the neighborhoods
in the city, reliance on the property owner's opinion
about the property boundaries could result in encroach-
ments that might end up adverse to the city's interests
in the future," he said.
Groff said the city had 30 days to appeal the ruling
but commissioners agreed not to pursue an appeal.


Unique tours offered
David Marshall of Bradenton Beach prepares to launch his "Bridge Street Taxi Quadrum," a well, yes -
unique mode of transportation built from two Schwinn tandems. For quadrum tours, Marshall says he can be
found most days cruising the beach or awaiting passengers at the Drift-In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.
He takes the front seat and says there's no set fee, but donations are accepted. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann


Anna Maria

alley vacation

rejected
By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
Concerned residents showed up in force at a recent
Anna Maria Island City Commission work session to
express their opinions on an alley vacation request from
AMI Holdings Inc.
The public was heard and opinions were definitely
in opposition to the vacation of city property for private
development and the request was voted down.
AMI Holdings bought the property at 101 S. Bay
PLEASE SEE ALLEY, NEXT PAGE


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions .................... ....... ............ 6
Those W ere the Days ............................... ... 7
Announcements ........................................... 10
Island Poet ....................... ................... 11
Stir-it-up ........................................... 16
Streetlife ................... ....................... 19
Sports ....................................... ....... 21
Anna Maria Island tides .............................. 24
B business ........................................................ 26
Real Estate................................... ............ 27
Crossword puzzle............................ ........ 36


MARCH 18, 1998






E] PAGE 2 N MARCH 18, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Benefit raises $12,000 for youth scholarships


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Islanders came together Saturday in grand Island
style and raised $12,000 at a benefit for a scholarship
fund in memory of Lou Fiorentino.
Fiorentino, a long-time Little League coach and
umpire and a bartender, died suddenly of a heart attack
last month. Fiorentino, 52, was also a Holmes Beach
mayoral candidate.
"It was one of the best benefits I've ever attended,"
one Islander remarked. "The community really came
together. It was a true Island party just what Lou
would have wanted."
The benefit was organized by a committee of
Fiorentino's friends including Roger and Annie
Mousseau, Vinnie and Maureen DiPaola, Dennise
Hapner, Rene and David Bannigan and Doug Copeland
and sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Privateers.
.The benefit was held at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, which waived'its rental fee for the
gym. Island businesses and individuals donated every-
thing from food to auction items to labor, said one com-
mittee member. Entertainers Rock Bottom and the
Cutaways, New Beginnings with Connie Ferguson and
Scott Pritchard, Reid Frost and Brian Beebe donated
their efforts.
Halfway through the evening Community Center
Development Director Scott Dell dedicated a Lou
Fiorentino Batting Award and presented the plaque,
featuring a photo of Fiorentino, on which winners'
names will be added .yearly.
The $12,000 raised at the benefit includes $8,279
from food and drink, tips donated by party bartenders,
raffle sales, donations by individuals and the $5 entry do-
nation. Expenses tobe deducted from the $12,000 are the
cost of the T-shirts, beer and rental of a sound system.
The silent auction raised an additional $4,735. The
most popular items were a signed and numbered litho-
graph commemorating the Moody Blues 25th Anniver-
sary Tour donated by Graeme and Amanda Edge and


By Paul Roat
Wedding parties may be shoulder-to-shoul-
der with fishers at the Bradenton Beach City Pier.
City commissioners have agreed to charge
for events at the city pier, jutting into.Anna
Maria Sound at Bridge Street, but fishers will
retain use of much of the pier.
A final decision will be reached by the board
during.Thursday's meeting, beginning at 1 p.m.
Proposed is a $250 rental fee for use of part
of the pier for up to two hours with groups of no
more than 50. Any food or beverages would have
to be coordinated through Jim and Georgia
McKee, franchise holders of the pier restaurant.
Security would also be provided in that charge.
Commissioners also agreed to allow use of
the clock tower on Bridge Street at no charge for
groups of no more than 15.


Anna Maria Island Community Center Development Dennise Hapner shows three popular items for the
Director Scott Dell dedicated the Lou Fiorentino auction at Saturday's benefit for the Lou Fiorentino
Batting Award at Saturday's benefit in Fiorentino's Scholarship Fund. Hapner is holding a 1961 Milwau-
name. Names of the award winners will be added to kee Braves baseball singed by four Hall of Famers and
the plaque yearly. The plaque features a photo of a Princess Diana Beanie Baby. In the background is a
Fiorentino. Islander Photos: Pat Copeland signed Moody Blues 25th Anniversary Tour lithograph.


a 1961 Milwaukee Braves baseball autographed by the
team, including four Hall of Famers. The baseball was
donated by baseball legend Birdie Tebbetts.
Holmes Beach resident Herb Haller was the high
bidder for the baseball. However, he didn't get to en-
joy it for long. He donated it back to the benefit com-
mittee to auction again'next year. It is on display at the
Tip of the Island restaurant in Anna Maria.


Proceeds from the benefit were added to the schol-
arship account, which includes $1,700 in previous do-
nations and $1,300 in proceeds from a softball benefit
held March 7.
All proceeds will benefit a camp scholarship fund
for Island youths. The fund will be administered by the
Center and scholarship recipients will be selected by a
committee of community leaders. "


Art Center festival

in Longboat Key'S

Village on

Saturday
The Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat
Drive S., in the Village on the far north end of
Longboat Key, will hold its 46th annual Fair 'n' Fes-
tival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Ad-
mission will be free and the event will take place
rain or shine.
The festival will feature 100 arts and crafts
booths, artists' studios in action for viewing, musi-
cal entertainment by Richard Tazewell on keyboard,
a variety of tempting foods and hourly raffles.
Free continuous shuttle service will be available
from convenient parking located at Longboat Island
Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
For more information, call the Art Center at 383-
2345.


Anna Maria City
extent as it does now, without the liability and it puts
the property back on the tax rolls," Wilcox said.
Commission members each expressed different
concerns about the project. They included setting a
precedent for future vacation requests, public discon-
tent with the issue, and a flawed site plan by AMI that
had the second floor of one of the buildings encroach-
ing into the easement even if the city gave up the alley.
The most notable problem with the project is that
it did not leave enough room for installation and
maintenance of the drainage pipeline in the area. "If
we had to enter that pipe," said Commissioner
McElheny, "there would not be enough room to get
the machinery in."
In the end the commission voted unanimously to
deny the request and received a spirited ovation from
the public in attendance. This obligates AMI Holdings
to go back to the drawing board and change its plans
for the proposed shopping plaza.


Several groups have inquired regarding use
of the pier in the past few months. The pier,
which for years was called the fishing pier and
only last year renamed "city pier," has been the
recipient of more than $500,000 worth of modi-
fications and improvements in the past few
years, with more improvements planned.
With its bright paint, spacious pavilion, cov-
ered cabanas, benches and swings, the pier has
become the center of a controversy between resi-
dents who want to keep the pier as a fishing spot
and some commissioners who view the facility
as a money-making device for special events,
parties and even weddings.
A group of citizens appeared before a com-
mission meeting last month to protest any
change in the pier operation that would limit
access to the pier to fishers.


Alley vacation request rejected in


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


Blvd., a spokesman said, under the assumption that the
alley had already been vacated and proceeded with
plans for a two-building shopping plaza on the site.
When informed the alley was still under city control
AMI offered a separate easement to the city in return
for vacation of the present alley.
The Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board was
first to hear the request and though some concerns were
brought up, it was passed to the city commission by a
narrow margin.
The issue was given emergency status and there-
fore required a vote at the next city work session.
Public attendance at the work session was unusu-
ally high, prompting Commissioner Robert McElheny
to comment, "If you want to get the city's attention,
speak about their land."
Many of those in attendance said they had fought


a previous battle against the Sandbar restaurant's re-
quest for an alley vacation in 1994.
Public comment on AMI's request was animated
and almost entirely against vacating the alley.
Diane Cuniff equated developers to "wolves" and
city property as "a goose that may lay a golden egg."
Bill Worth claimed that if the city passed this re-
quest it would be like "opening a bucket of maggots."
Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Tom Turner
spoke out in favor of the vacation. Citing the differ-
ences between an alley and an easement, Turner de-
clared that vacating the alley would put maintenance
responsibilities on the property owners. "We need to
take a hard look at what we really need," said Turner.
"As a property owner on this island for 37 years, I don't
think we need those alleys to maintain."
AMI attorney David Wilcox claimed that the prop-
erty would be better used if vacated. "Essentially this
will allow the city to use the property to as great an


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 18, 1998 U PAGE 3 ]J

Holmes Beach tries to close Marco Polo's Pizza


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The City of Holmes Beach last week filed an in-
junction against Marco Polo's Pizza and Ice Cream in
an attempt to shut down the business.
The business in the Anna Maria Island Centre shop-
ping center on East Bay Drive has been operating for more
than two weeks without city approval. Public Works Su-
pervisor Joe Duennes said he needs a floor plan showing
the expansion of the business and a site plan application.
The site plan is required by the restaurants expan-
sion into the adjoining storefront, creating a need for
more parking. In addition the restaurant's ice cream
operation moved to another storefront in the same cen-
ter, compounding parking problems.
The shopping center's owner, Benderson Devel-
opment Company, is responsible for providing the site


plan. Marco Polo's manager Jesse Mullen said the site
plan has been submitted to the city. The complaint ac-
knowledges that the site plan was submitted but notes
that it has not been processed or approved by the city.
In addition to the site plan violation, the com-
plaint alleges that the electrical work, flooring and
a bar were installed without permits. Because of the
lack of permits and inspections by city and fire of-
ficials during the improvements, it is considered a
health, safety and welfare issue.
"Jane [Anna Maria Fire District Inspector Jane Ross]
inspected the business on March 11 and told us to put a
fire extinguisher at the back door, a battery in the exit sign,
a cover plate in the ceiling outlets and to change the bat-
tery in the emergency light," Mullen said. "We did the
work and she returned on March 12 and signed off on it."
City commissioners recently approved shared


More accolades for Snooks
Snooks Adams spoke to the audience about his charter membership in local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8199,
formed 50 years ago, at a celebration recently. He is the only remaining charter member still on the roster and
served as post commander for many terms. Adams large membership was due partly to the fact he was chief of
police. "It was hard to say no to me," he said. He was honored by the V.F.W. with a 50-year pin by Herb Scherer,
event chairman and past-commander, left, Post 8199 Commander Mort Weixelbaum, District 10 Commander
Charlie Householder and State Commander Bob Sprute of Hernando. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


parking for the restaurant in the Anna Maria Shopping
Center on East Bay Drive. However, they told Mullen
and owner Tracey Glarner that the business could not
open without site plan approval.



Anna Maria City
3/23, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Commission
3/24, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

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

Holmes Beach
3/20, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
3/23, 10 a.m., Swearing in of mayor and com-
missioners, followed by commission meeting.
3/24, 9 a.m., Commission meeting.

Of Interest
S3/20, 1 p.m., Anna Maria Island Flood Mitigation
Committee meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
S3/23, 9:30 a.m., Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Sudakoff Hall,
New College, Sarasota.



Bradenton Beach
3/19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: land de-
velopment code text amendment first public hearing; ar-
chitectural standards resolution discussion; executive di-
rector of community redevelopment agency appointment
and budget amendment; community redevelopment
agency employee funding; special events at city pier dis-
cussion; commission policies discussion; confirmation of
citizen advisory task force mission statement; discussion
on moving city funds to another financial institution; work
session date setting on telecommunication towers, city
grants and city goals; discussion on language of city wel-
come signs; and public comment.


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1] PAGE 4 N MARCH 18, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

License tags for all teams, seasons, reasons


By Paul Roat
For any of you who tend to count out-of-state li-
cense plates as you drive around, here's a new trend to
watch for.
There are currently 37 various Florida license tags
available, with two more available soon to try to spot
on the road.
The Florida Legislature decided to cash in on driv-
ers' desires to have a little different license plate on
their cars back in 1989 and designated manatees and
veterans to be recipients of part of the largesse. Those
two "semi-vanity" plates cost an additional $17; $2
goes to handling charges, the remaining funds go to-
ward special uses.
For the manatee plate, half the money goes toward the
Save the Manatee Trust Fund for research, protection and
recovery of the threatened marine mammal, with the other
half going to Save Our State Environmental Education
Trust Fund for environmental education.
For veterans, the money goes to the State Homes
for Veterans Trust Fund for construction, operation and
maintaining nursing homes for Florida vets.


New fire commissioners
sworn in
From left, Anna Maria Fire Commission Chairman
Larry Tyler congratulates newly sworn fire commis-
sioners Chuck Stearns and John Roberts. Stears has
been a Holmes Beach police officer for eight years.
He and his wife Lynda live in Holmes Beach. Rob-
erts, a resident of the Cortez corridor, is a retired
Detroit police officer. He and his wife Elaine have
been area residents for seven years. The two replace
Sandy Haas-Martens, who resigned and ran success-
fully for a seat on the Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion, and Marty Duytschaver, who moved out of the
district. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland


After the space shuttle Challenger made its mark
on history, exploding during lift-off, legislators estab-
lished a $17 license plate in 1990 to be used toward the
Astronauts Memorial Foundation Inc. and for a pro-
gram to fund space research grants and a Teacher/
Quest Scholarship Program.
Also that year, lawmakers decided that the Florida
panther deserved its own license plate, with 85 percent of
the funds from plate sales going to research and manage-
ment programs, and 15 percent going to the Florida Com-
munities Trust Fund. By the way, three years later, in
1993, the panther plate was changed to make the cat look
more fierce and less like a friendly kitty.
Then things got weird, with what seems to be al-
most any organization in the state jumping onto the
specialty license plate bandwagon or bumper.
Today, you can choose a plate to commemorate
your favorite Florida college team any one of 11 of
them.
You can honor largemouth bass, Special Olympics,
the U.S. Olympic team, Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts. You
can donate funds to the Florida arts, children, agricul-


ture, the Police Athletic League or one of 10 profes-
sional sports teams through the purchase of a special
plate for that entity.
In fact, about the only thing you can't buy a Florida
specialty license plate to commemorate is the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers that plate isn't ready yet, but will
be soon.
Cost of the plates is almost as varied as the honor-
ees.
Plates depicting manatees, veterans, the Indian
River Lagoon, education and the Olympics are still
$17. But pro-sports and college teams ask for an addi-
tional $27 a year to have one of their plates on the back
of your car. Other costs are in the $22 range.
Cost of special plates is in addition to regular an-
nual registration renewal fees. There's a first-time $10
additional charge, too.
So instead of counting plates from Ohio or Nevada
as you tour the Island, why not watch for a new sea
turtle license plate as you crawl along in busy tourist
traffic this month or maybe next month for the turtle
tag, since it isn't available yet.


Thank




Carol Whitmore Y

I am honored that you,

the citizens, chose me to lead the

City of Holmes Beach as Mayor.

A special thanks for all your help to:


Snooks Adams
Sharon & Billy Allen
Ronnie Bouse
Jim Brady
Ella Briggs
Ray & Lynn Fusco
Ted & Cathy Geeraerts
& Kids
Pat Geyer
Mike & Janae Haupt


Joyce Karp
Joe & Charlie Kennedy
& Kids
Nick Mameo
Dick & Janice Oaks
Ed Steenstra
Robert & Linda Troxler
Kay Pruden
and special thanks to my
husbandAndre Renard


The balance of my campaign fund will be donated to the Lou
Fiorentino Fund at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Pd. Pol. Adv., paid for by the campaign to elect Carol Whitmore for Mayor.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 MARCH 18, 1998 0 PAGE 5 BG

Islander envisions Bradenton design center


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Islander Art Ballman has a double goal for his
newest enterprise: creating a central place for build-
ing design professionals, and helping Manatee
County overcome being "second place to Sarasota in
culture."
He plans to organize a vacant building in down-
town Bradenton into a design center for architects,
designers and decorators, opening about September,
It will also be, he said, a place "bringing together
the arts of this area. We are tremendously gifted with
arts and artists, but we've been short-changed as a cul-
ture center. We always seem to be seen as second place
to Sarasota."
With this in mind, he contracted to buy the Miller
Furniture building at 604 Manatee Ave. W. Roger and
Pat Miller, patrons of arts on Anna Maria Island as well
as the mainland, are retiring after 26 years in the busi-
ness.
He will renovate the four-story, 30,000-square-
foot, 71-year-old building to house offices and displays
of architects, interior designers and decorators. No re-
tail there, but all services and house supply samples in
one place.
"Every time I had a client who wanted me to de-
sign a house, it took me days driving from Bradenton
to Sarasota to Venice to find the quality items the cli-
ent needed," Ballman said.
"This will put it all in one building, not only the
architects and designers but samples from tradespeople
in the area furnishings, light fixtures, cabinetry, wall


.. . .. .s <.

Vacant now, Miller Furniture Store on Manatee Avenue in downtown Bradenton will be bustling with activity
when architect Art Ballman's vision of a design center becomes reality. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


covers, flooring, everything that goes into a house."
He feels Bradenton is an ideal location, central to
professionals from Tampa and St. Petersburg south to


Venice and perhaps Fort Myers.
He also will emphasize "the interconnectedness of
arts," showing works by area artists and encouraging
a "county-wide network of the arts and artists."
Miami-born Ballman had an architecture business
centered in New Haven, Conn., retiring in 1989 to
Holmes Beach. Here he has been active in the Island
Players, designing the addition to the facility, and in the.
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, of which he was
president for two years.
He has known the Millers for years, he said, and
noted that they "loaned furniture to the Players for sets"
for many years. They closed down their furniture busi-
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Despite construction that threatened to disrupt plex, but there is plenty of room for the Thieves Mar-
the event, the Privateers' Thieves Market will go on ket on a part of the property not bothered by the work.
as scheduled Saturday, March 21, at the Holmes Thieves Market will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Here we go again
It's hard to believe we're back on the subject of
soccer again. We know some of you don't care. We
know we've about worn it out.
But soccer kids and adults, soccer parents and soccer-
loving fans need to organize and make their needs em-
phatically known at Holmes Beach City Hall next week.
Here's the situation: While we can't say we're 100
percent in favor of the plans for a new city hall, it's
happening. Construction is under way.
We would have wholeheartedly endorsed a vast
expansion of the existing building, incorporating the
police department and a larger meeting room. We sup-
ported leaving the open space where the new com-
plex is being built as a park. We suggested the pub-
lic works' maintenance facility and a garage could be
accommodated on the ground floor or the renovation
with plenty of open decking and windows surrounding
the renovated offices.
None of that happened.
The new complex straddles what was 58th Street,
sprawls from the library northward, and residents of
Flotilla Drive are just beginning to notice the increased
congestion resulting from the road closure. Future traf-
fic patterns will likely be exacerbated by entries to the
new complex from both Flotilla and Marina drives.
To accommodate residents' concerns, the city, the
architect and the contractor agreed a new road could be
installed to replace 58th Street.
Sounds reasonable. But Holmes Beach Commis-
sioner Don Maloney says there's a problem with that.
It seems the new road will require a retention pond to
mitigate drainage associated with the enlarged paved
area.
Where will the retention pond go? The only place
left, according to Maloney, is where the soccer field
would go that is, if the city commission had ap-
proved a soccer field there.
The commission has never voted approval of a
soccer field on the open area between the new complex
and the Babe Ruth field, which finally was approved by
the Manatee County Commision this week, by the way.
It's drawn in on Architect Pat Fletcher's master
plan, but only as a "junior-size" field Fletcher's pro-
ponent. But there is room for a regulation soccer field
just barely if all the elements cooperate.
And a regulation field is desperately needed by all
age groups as two junior fields exist at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
Cooperation will have to come from the commis-
sioners who may have to sacrifice the road for the
soccer field.
Hopefully they see the wisdom of recreation over


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infrastructure and some alternative solutions.
But first, they have to conimit to the soccer field.
Then, they can mitigate their problems with residents
who oppose the field for "fear town people will come
to use it."
They will have to wrestle with where to put the
road, if at all. Whether to leave it a shell road or,
better yet, shell parking lots for the complex, to avoid
the necessity for the retention pond.


And since Fletcher told us he left more than the
required setback between the library and the new com-
plex for "expansion in the future," maybe they can put
the road with entries to city hall between the buildings.
That would limit ingress and egress from the already
busy streets on either side, Flotilla and Marina drives.
So, guess it will be soccer moms et al versus road
warriors at the March 24 city commission meeting.
See you there.


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Fuel for cell tower fire
Last year my wife and I learned of the cell tower
controversy in Holmes Beach as she drove along the
New York State Thruway while I read the first Islander
article aloud to her.
I commented that the artist's sketch accompanying
the article made the tower took slim, hitech and beau-
tiful. My wife said, "You don't need a sketch; there's
a cell tower right over there."
Ugh. I got my first look at what the artist had so
thoroughly misrepresented. Cell towers may be useful,
and they may seem necessary to some, but make no
mistake: They are huge and they are ugly.
Today an article appeared in the Rochester Demo-
crat and Chronicle newspaper under the headline
"Judge arms towns in cell tower fights." The article
recounts how Judge Michael Telesca of the U.S. Dis-
trict Court ruled on Feb. 19, 1998, that the town of
Ontario, N.Y., has "the right to deny Sprint's applica-
tion to erect three 150-foot towers there."
The article begins, "A federal court decision here
on cell towers is expected to give government officials
across the country more confidence in exerting control
over where towers are built."
The nearly uncontrollable desire of telecommuni-
cations companies to mark territory is sure to continue,
but Judge Telesca's decision offers hope to those resi-
dents of Anna Maria resisting GTE's urgent need to
relieve itself on the island.
Paul Wilson, Rochester, N. Y.

The bald eagle
Once upon a time a bald eagle and his family could


be seen practically every day by driving or walking into
S107th Court West, Perico.Shores .
There, perched in a large tree just south of the
Perico Bayou, was the bald eagle. Sometimes he would
swoop down from his perch, walk around the vacant
lots and do a little fishing. Hundreds of people would
come into 107th Court West in the course of a year, to
take pictures, view the bald eagle through their binocu-
lars or simply admire its beauty with the naked eye.
That is all over now. Why?
Since the airboat rides started several months ago
traveling through Perico Bayou, the eagles started dis-
appearing. While the airboat makes a lot of noise cruis-
ing, the noise appears to increase tremendously while
slowing down to cross under the Manatee Bridge into
Palma Sola Bay.
I understand that environmentalists can block de-
velopment if there is an eagle's nest located in a tree
that is in the path of development. Surely we should be
able to convince someone to stop this earth-shattering
noise going through the bayou and hopefully that will
bring the eagles back, to the enjoyment of many Mana-
tee County residents and visitors alike.
All it requires is for the boat operator to shut down
its noisy engines while passing through the bayou.
Jake Rumph, Bradenton


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Part 3, The Secret Life of Marion Colman
by June Alder


It looks like Marion Colman's sixth birthday party on Anna Maria Island was
fun though the guest-of-honor, wearing a frilly collar, looks a bit ill at ease.
Cousin Edith Hall, also 6, stands beside Marion. The mugger at left is Luella
Hall, 2. Next is Bertha, 4, gazing fondly down upon baby Clarence, while sitting
serenely in front is smiling Miriam, 3. In the background is the 1893 Hall
homestead-cum-hotel that burned down one winter night in 1915, long after the
Halls moved to Tampa.


PARTYING AT

AUNT MARY'S


Marion Colman did not set foot on
Anna Maria Island until six years after
her birth in Connecticut. By that time
the little family of three was living in
Winter Haven, Florida. Judging from
this installment of her autobiography,
Marion was beginning to demonstrate
her precocity. In fact, it appears she
was a bit of a show-off.
Describing her birthday party, she
took pride in introducing her cousins to
some new songs. But when it came to
impressing the principal of her new
school in Winter Haven, she found her-
self taken down a peg.
Now go on with the story:

By Marion Colman
I spent my sixth birthday on Anna
Maria Island. It was 1903 and we had just
moved from Connecticut to Winter Ha-
ven for the sake of my father's health.
We were visiting my' Aunt Mary Hall
(my mother's sister) and her family. The
Halls lived on the north part of the Island
in a large wooden house our grandfather
George E. Bean had built about 1893. He
was the Island's first homesteader.
Aunt Mary and Uncle Wilbur had
five children, four girls and a boy, each
about a year apart in age.
I remember we had a party on the
beach and were served cake on large,
round seagrape leaves instead of plates.
I taught my little cousins some songs.
One was "Jingle Bells." They soon had
their own version: "Oh, what fun it is to
ride in a Bonny down to Mazie Cobbs."
Bonny was their horse so I suppose
they nieant."in a wagon" to the Cobbs,
their nearest neighbors.
I remember being charmed by the
sugary white sand and the beautiful
blue-green water that was so nice to
wade in or splash around in. I also re-
member the big rooster that chased us
children and the goat that had been
brought over because someone thought
goat's milk would be good for baby
Clarence, who wasn't thriving too well.
That goat wasn't very cooperative


and would butt anybody who tried to
milk her. The baby got along all right,
however, and grew up to be a well-
known writer and editor for the
Reader's Digest. In later life Clarence
Hall resided on the Island as did all of
his sisters eventually.
Another happy day for me was
when our piano arrived from Connecti-
cut. It was an upright with a very nice
tone. The day the salesman delivered it
to our house back in Branford I was
upstairs doing something or other. He
drew up the stool and sat down to play.
He played so loud he shook the upstairs
floor and I was a little frightened. But
when he had gone and my mother
played a tune short and sweet, I knew I
was going to like it.
My mother didn't insist that I prac-
tice a lot of scales and finger exercises,
so my musical education was somewhat
haphazard, but I think I learned to ap-
preciate music better that way.
In Winter Haven I enrolled in
school for the first time. I did well at
reading, as my mother had taught me at
home back in Connecticut, but I was
poor at arithmetic and spelling.
I remember an incident with the
principal of my new school in Winter
Haven. One day at noon recess we no-
ticed a fly sipping at something sweet.
I told him I knew the name of the part
of the body the fly was sucking with -
his "trobosis," I said.
The principal smiled and said he
hadn't known that, so I felt quite elated.
To think I knew a word the principal
didn't know!
That night I told my mother about.
the incident and she explained the word
was actually "proboscis," beginning
with a P instead of a T and a C after the
S. I gleefully told the principal the cor-
rect spelling and he admitted he knew it
all the time. I felt quite let down. I
hadn't taught him anything after all!

Next: Marion falls
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'CPR' needed for our nation's estuaries


By Peter Clark
Special to The Islander
On Feb. 19 President Bill Clinton launched his
administration's Clean Water Initiative and raised a
new warning flag that America's great estuaries, such
as Tampa Bay, are miracles of nature at risk. With this
initiative and with estuary habitat restoration legislation
recently introduced in Congress, we see, for the first
time in a long time, national attention to the health of
our estuaries and new hope for restoring to health our
once-rich fisheries, diverse habitats and pristine waters.
Estuaries such as Tampa Bay, where fresh and salt
water mix along our coastlines, are among the great
daily wonders we often overlook. They are wondrous
for what they give us as nurseries of the sea, providing
habitat for 75 percent of our commercial fish and shell-
fish species and up to 90 percent of our sports catch.
They also help protect us from storms and provide
abundant recreational opportunities ranging from fish-
ing, boating and swimming to all the reflective mo-
ments that the ending of land and opening of water can
bring to the restless mind a restorative power that
draws nearly 70 percent of Americans to visit our
coastal waters every year.
It was out of an appreciation for these natural bless-
ings and the vital need to preserve and restore them,
that Tampa Bay Watch first joined up with a nation-
wide citizen activist network called Restore America's
Estuaries. Over the last two years, as members of RAE,
we've fought to bring public attention to the need to
restore our estuaries to health. For example, more than
80 percent of Tampa Bay's seagrass beds and 44 per-
cent of our coastal salt marsh and mangrove commu-
nities have been lost, greatly due to shoreline develop-
ment, poor water quality, dredge and fill activities and

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The Chafee Bill will help fund voluntary restoration
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The walls of Neil Simon's "California Suite" will
chatter and rock with laughter starting Saturday, March
28, in the Sandcastle Players' and Marina Bay
restaurant's second Island dinner theater production.
The play focuses on a-suite in a posh Los Angles
hotel where the guests' private hopes, dreams and dis-
appointments expose the funny side of life.
Islanders will recognize actress Laura Morales as
Millie from Philadelphia and later as Beth, a guest of
"California Suite" from Chicago. John Durkin, last
seen as Felix in the dinner theater's first production of
"The Odd Couple," plays Billy, a visitor from New
York.
Character actor Greg Kehrer has entertained audi-
ences from Venice, Sarasota, Bradenton. and beyond.
His credits range from Shakespeare in the-Park to "The
Man of La Mancha." Kehrer will play Sidney from
London and Marvin of Philadelphia.
Robin Rhodes, a newcomer to this area, will por-
tray Hannah, a guest from New York, and Diana from
London. Rounding out the cast are Bobby Richardson,
Amy Zuidema and James Lewis.
Lewis, who also directs the production, says, "This
is a must-see. Each couple gives us a peek into their
touching and funny lives."
Performances are scheduled March 28 and 31, and
April 1-4, and April 7-10. A cash bar and dinner ser-
vice begin at 5 p.m. with the performance at 7:30 p.m.
A twilight performance is scheduled Sunday, March
29, with service beginning at 3 p.m. and a 5:30
showtime.
Tickets are $27 including dinner, tax and gratuity.
They are on sale now at Marina Bay restaurant, 5325
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or by calling 778-7133.


Pancake breakfast Sunday
The public is invited to feast on homemade pan-
cakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee from 8 to 11:30
a.m. Sunday, March 22, in the activity center at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. Baked goods will also be sold. Break-
fast will be $2.50 for adults and $1 for children. For
more information, call 778-4169.

Writers/readers classes
start March 20
Diana Milesko-Pytel, a former high school and
college teacher and a published writer since 1970,
will offer two four-week classes in writing and read-
ing Friday mornings starting March 20 at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Both classes will conclude April
10.
"Writing To Be Read," with a focus on writing
clearer, more entertaining letters, e-mails or insight-
ful tomes, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Exercises
to help with structure, creativity and control and
sharing excerpts with classmates will be included.
'Florida Writers," a discussion-group overview of
selected Florida writers, will be offered from 11:15
a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Participants will have the opportu-
nity to choose what pieces they read, with instruction
on how to lead discussion.
The cost for each course will be $16 for Commu-
nity Center members or $20 for non-members. For reg-
istration and information, call 778-1908.

Choral workshop concert
March 25.
Conductor Elaine Burkly of Anna Maria invites the
public to a free chorus performance at 3 p.m. Wednes-
day, March 25, at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
The presentation will climax Burkly's 12-week
choral workshop at the center. Selections will include
folk songs, spirituals, medleys from "Les Miserables"
and "Guys and Dolls" and a ragtime medley,
"Jazzmatazz." Mary McCauley will accompany on
piano.
For more infformation, call the Education Center,
383-8811.


Island orchestra performs
Handel's 'Messiah' Sunday
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.
This generally somber part of the "Messiah" is less fre-
quently performed than the more popular Advent por-
tion heard often during the Christmas season.
Alfred Gershfeld, artistic director of the Anna
Maria Island music group, will conduct. Gershfeld now
resides in Miami where.he holds an academic position
at the New World School of the Arts. He has retained
leadership of the Island music organization and will
continue in that role, returning here to conduct all five
concerts of the 1998-99 season.
Timothy Smith, a resident of Holmes Beach and a
1996 graduate of Manatee High School, will perform
as tenor soloist. Smith, who is equally at home singing
oratorios or in musical theater, recently completed a
successful run of "Forever Plaid" at the Manatee Play-
ers Riverfront Theater.
Also appearing as soloists will be soprano Lee
Dougherty-Ross, alto Millicent Fleming and bass Ber-
nard Hahnke.
Admission will be free, with voluntary donations
to support the five-year-old organization suggested. For
more information, call 758-5886 or 723-2742.

Holmes Beach Civic
Association meets
Saturday
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will meet
Saturday, March 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the Island Branch
Library in Holmes Beach.
Guest speaker will be Holmes Beach Mayor-elect
Carol Whitmore.
All members and guests are welcome. For more
information, call 778-5405.

Garden club
meets Thursday
The Island Garden Club will meet for dinner
Thursday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Speaker Russ Bowermaster will discuss "How to
grow roses in Florida." New members and old are wel-
come. For information, call Jon Thornburg at 778-2424.

Democrats host cruise
The Democratic Executive Committee of Manatee
County will host a sunset cruise aboard the Miss
Cortez from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 3. The event is
open to all area Democrats. Picnic-style food will be
included in the cost of $12 per person. For reservations,
call 795-1730.

Longboat exhibit opens
Friday
An exhibition of ceramics by Julio Antonio and
pastels by Antonio Carrefio at Corbino Galleries, 5350
Gulf of Mexico Drive, the Centre Shops, Longboat
Key, will open with a reception open to the public from
6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 20. The exhibit will be on
view through April 2.
Both artists are from island cultures. Antonio, from
Cuba, utilizes mythical Afro-Cuban and native Ameri-
can motifs on his highly glazed pieces. A Dominican
Republic native, Carrefio creates abstract pastels with
intuitive gestural marks that relate to the vitality of life.
Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. For more information, call 387-0822.

Key Royale meeting
March 23
The Key Royale Resident Owners' Association
will hold its semi-annual membership meeting at 7 p.m.
Monday, March 23, at the Key Royale Clubhouse. Key
Royale resident owners are invited to attend to meet
newly elected Holmes Beach public officials. Refresh-
ments will be served.
For information, call association President Al
Miller, 778-2290.


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Chief has new solution for


56th Street congestion


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine last
week said he found a better solution to improving


Noted author to read
March 25
Noted author, editor, critic and professor Dr.
Martin Tucker will read from and discuss his new
book of poems, "Attention Spans," at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, at the Education Center,
5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Ad-
vance registration is required and there is a fee. For
registration and information, call 383-8811.


Traffic disruption for
city hall work
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner said last
week that traffic on Marina Drive will be disrupted in
the near future in order to install county water service
to the new city.hall complex. No date has been set, but
VanWagoner said residents and business owners will
be notified in advance.


traffic flow at 56th Street and Marina Drive.
Romine recently suggested temporarily closing
the right turn lane on Marina Drive between 56th
Street and Gulf Drive. After parking a police car in
the lane to block it to test the idea, Romine said it
created more congestion than he anticipated.
"The traffic on Marina Drive backed up very
quickly," he said. "I hadn't accounted for all the
north-bound traffic entering from Jessie's Island
Store."
Romine's new solution is to add a barrier between
the north-bound lane and the right turn lane to force
drivers in the right turn lane to turn. As a result, driv-
ers turning left onto Marina Drive from 56th Street will
not have to watch two lanes of traffic.
"I've ordered the materials for the work and it
should be done next week," Romine said.
The action is in response to complaints about
56th Street being a dangerous intersection, which
has become more congested since the closing of 58th
Street.
58th Street was vacated and closed recently due
to the construction of the new city hall. A new 58th
Street is slated for construction in several months.
Residents can also use 62nd and 63rd Streets to
enter Marina Drive.


Jean Garretson Bracken
Jean Garretson Bracken, 72, of Holmes Beach died
Saturday, March 14, in Blake Medical Center,
Bradenton.
Memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, at
10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, by Father Donald Baier,
with funeral mass at 9:30 that morning at St. Paul's on
the Lake, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memo-
rials may be in the form of contributions to the Friends
of the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, Fla. 34217.
Mrs. Bracken was born in Detroit March 28, 1925,
graduated from Henry Ford Hospital Nursing School in
Detroit and was a retired registered nurse at Sloan-
Kettering Memorial Hospital, New York City.
Surviving are her husband, Joe, of Holmes Beach;
son Joe III of Anna Maria City; daughter Mary Bracken
Rock of Grosse Pointe Farms; two brothers, James
Garretson of Jackson, Tenn., and Lee Garretson of
Farmington, Mich.; three grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.

Florence M. Brooks
Florence M. Brooks of Bradenton died March 10
in Blake Medical Center.
Service was in St. Clair Shores, Mich. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
Born in Detroit, Mrs. Brooks came to Manatee
County from St. Clair Shores in 1979. She was a home-
maker, a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and
a member of American Legion Women's Auxiliary
Unit No. 24.
SShe is survived by her husband Donald; one daugh-
ter, Pamela Fullerton of Grosse Point, Mich.; one sis-
ter, Helen Stehlin of Cortez; and one grandchild.


David L. Huffman
David L. Huffman, 66, .of Bradenton and
Princeton, W. Va. died March 11.
No visitation or funeral services are planned. Me-
morials may be in the form of contributions to Hospice
of Southwest Florida, 6055 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla.
34238. Covell Cremation and Funeral Center,
Bradenton, was in charge.
Born April 18, 1931, in Charleston, W. Va., he was
an antique dealer for Carriage House Antiques for 25
years and an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, Jean; a son, Jon of Holmes
Beach; daughters Jan Huffman of Bradenton, Joi
Ronan of Chesapeake, Va., Judy Chiminiello of
Venice, and JoLee Huffman; stepchildren Mike Puffer
of Bay City, Mich., and Roni Wicker of Hartsville,
S.C.; and nine grandchildren.

Howard E. McCook
Howard B. McCook, 69, of Holmes Beach died
Friday, March 13, in Blake Medical Center, Bradenton.
Visitation was Sunday at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel. Funeral arrangements
are pending. Burial will be in Mansion Memorial Park,
Ellenton. Memorials may be in the form of contribu-
tions to the Island Baptist Church Building Fund, 8605
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Fla. 34216.
He was born in Tarpon Springs April 20, 1928, and
was a lifelong resident of Manatee County except for
a period in Mulberry. A retired supervisory agent with
the CSX Railroad, he was a graduate of Palmetto High
School and an ordained Baptist deacon affiliated with
the Island Baptist Church.
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daughters, Debbie Fischer of Port Charlotte, Cindy
Eason of Hamburg, Germany, and Beth Tucker of
Burleson, Texas; and five grandchildren.


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Art League of Manatee County auction March 28


The Art League of Manatee County will hold its an-
nual Auction of Fine Art benefit Saturday evening, March
28, at the Art League, 209 9th St. W., Bradenton.
This year's event will take place during ArtFest.
'98, formerly called Phantom of the Arts, in downtown
Bradenton. ArtFest '98 is presented by the Manatee
County Cultural Alliance and the CRA/Downtown
Development Association.
"We moved the date of our most important
fundraising event to focus on the arts in our community
and add to the weekend," says Art League Director
Maureen Thomas-Zaremba.
"This is a once-a-year opportunity to support the Art
League and acquire some wonderful artwork," she says.
Pieces donated by many of Manatee County's
"brightest lights in the art world" will be available,
mostly in the $200 to $500 range. Thomas-Zaremba
says this year's fundraising goal is $17,000.


Artist Susanna Spann,
right, has donated her
piece "Sitting on Saturn"
to the Art League of
Manatee County's
March 28 Auction of
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in inviting the public to
attend. For information,
call 746-2862.


Among the scheduled contributors are artists Richard
Thomas, Bob Hodgell, Susanna Spann, Bruce Gregory,
Wini Long, Leona Sherwood, Jean Blackburn, Clyde
Burnett, Neil Adamson and Mary Alice Braukman.
Two dining options, full dinner or just the dessert
bar, all provided by Mid-Town Catering, will enable
more supporters to attend the event this year, says Tho-
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the auction and the dessert bar will be $12 per person.
A cash bar will be available.
The silent auction will open at 6 p.m., dinner will
begin at 7 p.m. and the live auction will open at 8:15. The
dessert bar will be available during the mid-auction break.
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Capt. Scott Moore wins sport fishing award


A fishing captain who admits he catches "a lot of
snook but then I've been at it longer than anybody,"
Capt. Scott Moore, has won $10,000 for his contribu-
tions to the sport.
The Holmes Beach-based guide is the first winner
in what will become an annual prize, the William R.
Mote Sport Fishing Award.
Mote, chairman of Mote Scientific Foundation,
president of Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota and
an avid fisher, established the award to support, encour-
age and acknowledge professional Florida sport fish-
ing guides such as Capt. Moore.
"I hope this award will lead to a greater exchange
of information between guides and scientists," Mote
said. It is to help "recognize the valuable information
about the natural history, biology and habits of sport
fish which comes from Florida's fishing guides, who
are on the water day and night throughout the year."


Moore spends 200 days or more a year on the wa-
ter and has become legendary for his prowess at catch-
,ing snook. He said he perfected live bait for snook and
started backwater bay fishing in the area.
He figures he comes by it naturally, descendant of
Portuguese fisherfolk who came here from Cape Cod.
"The Portuguese and the Jews are the oldest fishing
people in the world."
Moore has fished here for 40 years, ever since he
was 7, he said, "longer than anybody. Most of my peers
have passed away."
Operating 24-foot and 17-foot boats in Tampa Bay
and Charlotte Harbor, whichever the client wants, he
said he is booked a year in advance. His watchword is
safety: "Safe boat, safe gear, safe practices, safe mind.
And catch fish."
Fishing is better than it was a few years ago, he
said, and he credits the 1995 ban against inshore com-


mercial net fishing for much of the improvement. He
speaks before organizations, writes about fishing and
generally tries to "educate people right from wrong
about fishing."
"It's important to know that Florida will never be like
it was when I was a kid, but we have to fight for what we
have and want. We have to put spaces aside for general
enjoyment, the water itself is just such a space.
"When people tear up grass flats with motor boats,
the answer is not to shut the motors off there, it's to get
law enforcement out there, make people responsible for
their actions."
Moore and his wife Karen and three children, Jus-
tin, Kelly and Katie, live in Holmes Beach.
Other finalists for the Mote award this year were
Capt. Van Hubbard and Capt. Tim McOsker, both of
Englewood, Capt. David Lear of Tallahassee and Capt.
Bouncer Smith of North Miami Beach.


Island's spring cleaning Saturday


Anna Maria Island gets a sprucing-up Satur-
day, March 21, and more sprucers are needed to do
the job right.
It will be Better Manatee Day/Great Florida
Cleanup, spring cleaning around the state and es-
pecially Manatee County, where planting and land-
scaping will be emphasized.
On the Island, gathering trash will take prece-
dence, with volunteers devoting the morning to
putting shorelines in shape. It is the spring edition
of the autumn national Coastal Cleanup, in Septem-
ber this year.


Running from 8 a.m. until about noon, the cleanup
and cleaners include:
Kingfish Boat Ramp and the area around it, Shells
restaurant and King Middle School.
Leffis Key, Manatee Community College.
Bradenton Beach, Bridge Street and the Gulf
beach, Green Dream Team of Bradenton Beach,
Coquina Beach bayside, Zonta Club of
Bradenton.
North shoreline, Anna Maria Island Community
Center, fielding a platoon of teen-agers meeting at the
Center between 7:30 and 8 a.m..


Bay shoreline of Anna Maria, Woodland's
Quality Pool Care.
Mayor Connie Drescher of Bradenton Beach
issued an urgent call for more volunteers for her
city's waterfront, asking young, old and middle
to meet at 8 a.m. at the north end of the parking
lot at the Beach House restaurant.
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Players present affair to remember


By Michelle Timpanaro
Islander Reporter
Adultery may be a sin in real life, but at the Island
Players it makes for a great plot and a witty comedy.
Written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by our
own Geoffrey Todd, "How the Other Half Loves"
gives the audience a bird's eye view of the sordid af-
fair between a boss's wife and a younger colleague.
In the first scene, the audience meets two couples
- the Fosters and the Phillips. To add a twist to this
play, the entire performance takes place simultaneously
in both families' living rooms. This ingenious set was
designed by Art Ballman.
Although not extravagant, the set was eye-catching
and aesthetically pleasing. The scenic design and mel-
low lighting captivated the audience, making them
want to gaze out the stage windows to view the beau-
tiful vista.
The Fosters, Frank and Fiona, are played by David
Kilburn and Jo Kendall. As Frank, Kilburn gives an
outstanding performance. He reveals to the audience
the simple-hearted man which underlies his refined,
upper-class appearance.
Jo Kendall, who also starred as Opal in "Every-
body Loves Opal," portrays the condescending, self-
indulged Fiona who finds herself in a bind after miss-
ing her wedding anniversary. To make matters worse,
Fiona can't tell her husband the truth about why she
missed this special occasion since she was with
another man.
As the other half of this secret one-night affair,
David Haynes is exceptional in his role as Bob Phillips.
Not only did Phillips sleep with the boss's wife, but he
too is faced with finding an alibi to quiet his angry wife
Teresa, played by Pamela Hopkins. Both Haynes and
Hopkins were last seen on the Island Players stage as
Mr. and Mrs. Cameron in "The Hand that Cradles the
Rock."
Hopkins gives an excellent performance in her role
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all-nighter slip by without an explanation.
Needing a scapegoat, Bob tells Teresa he was with
William Detweiler, a co-worker who thinks his wife is
cheating on him. Bob also explains how William came
to him in confidence; therefore, their meeting must be
kept a secret.
Fiona, on the other hand, is frantic to find an alibi.
With a brief call to Bob, she decides to tell her husband
a similar story. She says Mary Detweiler, the wife of
a co-worker at Mr. Fosters' firm, came to her in con-
fidence with fears her husband has been cheating on
her. Fiona claims to have spent the evening consoling
the disheartened woman.
But these stories wouldn't be believable if you
knew the Detweilers. William and Mary, played by
William "Marty" Martin and Tami Vaughn, are a
simple couple defined by Bob's wife as dull and inhib-
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Both Martin and Vaughn have appeared on the Is-
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This somewhat dramatic comedy is well worth
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Historical Park open house Saturda


The Manatee County Historical Commission will
celebrate Manatee Heritage Days with an open house
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the
Manatee Village Historical Park, 604 15th St. E.,
Bradenton. Admission will be free and all nine restored
buildings will be open for viewing and guided tours.
A variety of festivities will include a display of
antique cars, demonstrations of pioneer crafts, and bar-
becued sandwiches and old-fashioned root beer offered
by the Singing River Rendezvous Association.
Special entertainment will include an appearance
by celebrated storyteller Gib Bergquist of Holmes
Beach, author of the book "Cracker's Crumbs" and The
Islander Bystander column of the same name. He will
tell tales of growing up in Florida from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
in the park's 1887 church.
At noon, the Manatee Community Concert Band
will perform in the outdoor gazebo under ancient
oak trees. A fashion show of historic clothing, with
President Marisa Bergquist and other members of
the Mam' Selles Club as models, will be presented
in the church at 1:15 p.m.
At 2 p.m. in the 1860 courthouse, members of the
Manatee and Southeast High Schools Mock Trial
Teams will hold a mock trial overseen by Circuit Court
Judge Paul E. Logan in conjunction with Juvenile Jus-
tice Week. The Wiggins Store meeting room will be the
site of a 3 p.m. Victorian Tea sponsored by the Mana-
tee County Victorian Society.
Throughout the day, Manatee County Area Transit
will offer a direct-route shuttle service for 50 cents each
way between DeSoto National Memorial Park at the end
of 75th Street Northwest in Bradenton and the Historical
Park. Service will be offered on the hour from DeSoto
Park and on the half-hour from the Historical Park.
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basketball, beach cleanup and a candidates' forum. All
events will be at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
On Thursday, March 19, a group meeting will dis-
cuss upcoming events and programs, along with Teen
Board elections, at a meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. hip-hop basket-
ball games will be played. This weekly event will be
for both boys and girls the fourth Friday of every
month.
Saturday, March 21, teen boys and girls will par-
ticipate in the Island-long beach cleanup, which is a
mandatory event for points in the organization.
Tuesday, March 24, will see a Teen Board candi-
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April 4 and 5, at Rossi Waterfront Park in downtown
Bradenton. All works must be original and hand-
crafted by the artist. Juried awards will be presented.
The booth fee will be $80 for a 12-foot by 12-foot
space.
The Manatee County Cultural Alliance is coordi-
nating the arts and crafts show for the festival.
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envelope to the attention of Monty McMullan, Mana-
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The sun sets for Tropicats
Chuck and Lloyd are breaking up. And breaking up
is hard to do. But Chuck Caudill and Lloyd Harper are
leaving the Sandbar as a duo with Chuck con-
tinuing on the Anna Maria music circuit as a single act
and Lloyd heading to Nashville.
They've been 13 years playing on the deck at the
Sandbar, serenading sunsets and toasting Margarita-
ville. And they've spent 20 years playing together,
some of that as a trio with John Prestia.
Local music followers may recall Prestia headed to
Nashville to pursue a music career including
songwriting following success with "No One to Run
With Anymore," recorded by Gregg Allman.
Harper plans to head to Nashville shortly after his
final sunset at the Sandbar on March 28, where he plans
to hook up his bass guitar to Prestia and his established
contacts. He hopes to find studio recording work and
gigs with "pick-up" bands in the country music capi-
tal.
So head over to the deck for sunset at the Sandbar
and help send off the Tropicats, as Chuck and Lloyd
have called their duo.
"It's been a lovely cruise."

Speaking of Gregg
An Associated Press story we picked up from the


Tallahassee Democrat reports former Islander, Rock
and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman is "sober, fit and
healthy."
Allman's short-lived Island residency was high-
lighted by local impromptu appearances at local bars.
It was not a sober, fit or healthy time in his life but
plenty, of Islanders got to know the music and the man
intimately.
It was in fact highlighted by a gift from the legend
to my daughter in exchange for friendship, carwashing,
babysitting and in appreciation of her many hours of
guitar practice and enthusiastim for rock and roll. Then
about age 13, Kendra was gifted by Allman with a
drop-dead gorgeous black Les Paul guitar with pearl
inlay, gold-plated frets and an accompanying rumor
that it had been a gift to Allman from another legend,
Eric Clapton.
Back to writer Mary Campbell's interview with
Allman in New York recently at Sony Records, where
she talks of Allman's 50th birthday as a milestone.
Allman has apparently tuned away from his bad hab-
its. He's now taking on "some spiritualism" and a new
CD, "Searching for Simplicity."
He says the new band, Gregg Allman and Friends,
has rekindled his passion for playing, writing, perform-
ing and recording. "I feel brand new," he said.
Sounds like time to head back to Anna Maria to
me, where life couldn't get much simpler.
Maybe he could hire on at the Sandbar.

It's all in the mind
Art is what you make of it, they say. It's all in the
eye of the beholder.
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Chuck and Lloyd, "Tropicats," are wrapping it up at
the Sandbar on March 28. Islander Photo: Bonner
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We found lots of artwork to enjoy two weeks ago
at a slightly impromptu party put on by Ines Norman
in Bradenton Beach in the courtyard behind her Bridge
Street business No Fish Today.
A photo published in the paper of people enjoying
the event, "Furniture Erotica," was grossly
mispercieved. There was nothing pornographic about
the presentation of more than a dozen artists and there
was certainly nothing indecent in the published photo.
So to the writer who is so "concerned" to make his/
her accusations regarding what they perceived of the
photograph: Shame, shame. And, tsk, tsk.
This person's household possibly has a toy
"Madam" doll in their child's toybox, exactly like the
one in the photograph, shown hanging by its fingernails
from one end of a small occasional table with its feet
crossed across the top of the opposite end. After all, the
writer says his/her child brings the newspaper home
from school each week.
The accusations made by the writer are too ludi-
crous, too lewd and crude to publish here. But judge for
yourself if there's anything erotic or pornographic
- or remotely related to sex toys. The photograph of
the laughable, artsy furniture is enlarged here for your
perusal.

Even more shocking
As if the mail wasn't enough to charge up our
weekend, we came upon "lost" photographs in the
parking lot last Saturday that would surely have
shocked the perversion perception of "concerned," the
letter writer.
It's hard to describe without being, well, descrip-
tive, but the two elderly gentlemen depicted in the pho-
tos can claim their "lost art" at the Holmes Beach Po-
lice Department, where Officer Chuck "Friendly"
Stears says others have accumulated.

In the same vein
The fax machine was in on the conspiracy this
week. The news came in that a sexy movie was booted


out of Maryland.
Maybe Hollywood wants us. Please. Please.
The "Morning Report," a column of arts and enter-
tainment tidbits collected from national and interna-
tional news services and the nation's press for the L.A.
Times, reports: "It Sure Ain't Hollywood."
It seems the tiny Tangier Island in Chesapeake Bay
off Maryland has refused to allow the scheduled film-
ing of Warner Bros.' romantic drama, "Message in a
Bottle," unless the sex, four-letter words and drinking
are edited out.
It seems the six-member town council voted to
deny filming permits, despite protests of residents who
were excited over the prospects of stars Paul Newman
and Kevin Costner coming to town.
Mayor Dewey Crockett apparently told Warner
Bros. to clean it up and they'd reconsider.
Warner Bros. says they're looking for a different site.
Now, I wonder whatever became of that Woody
Harrelson, plush, red, Island welcoming mat we
stashed away last year?
Anna Maria Island City Commission members


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A photograph
vie, c republished from
March 3 was
Wae s o criticized for
depicting a
pornographic sex
tool which it
obviously does not.
The doll (subject
of the criticism) is
, ~ .- gripping the table
s top with ankles
T.ey c crossed on the
opposite end. Sissy
Si Quinn and Rose-
mary Fleck show
4. their enjoyment of
the "Erotica."


seeking movie crew and production revenues and a
shot at community stardom may wish to contact the
Warner Bros. production office at 818-954-2153 for
consideration.
But heaven forbid, no Coca-Cola commercials.
(Anna Maria.City turned them away a few years ago.)

Keep your eyes open
Last week the Eddie Bauer catalog was "shooting"
on our area beaches and next week you may be able to
spot the lights and cameras for another catalog,
Nordstrom.
They contacted us for advance copies of the
newspaper, hoping to plot out dining arrangements
via the advertisers. And we were sure to send them
an issue with our street map of Anna Maria Island -
so they can find everything.
We look forward to it and the catalogs featur-
ing our backdrops. We just hope they keep the loca-
tion secret when it publishes, because when it comes
to visitors our little secret is already public
knowledge.


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 7, burglary, 400 block of South Bay Bou-
levard. The victim reported an unknown person entered
the residence and removed items.
March 11, criminal mischief, 500 block of Pine
Avenue. The complainant reported an unknown person
bent a window screen and a box.

Bradenton Beach
March 3, burglary to an automobile, 100 Gulf
Drive N., Circle K. The victim reported a jacket valued-
at $50 and a watch valued at $3,000 were missing from
his vehicle after he left the parking lot.
March 6, DUI, 200 block of Gulf Drive N. The
complainant reported the suspect, Michael T. Benison,
49, of Bradenton, staggered from the Sports Lounge to
his vehicle. Before the officer on foot patrol could
reach his vehicle, Benison got in his vehicle and drove
west to Gulf Drive.
The officer pursued Benison and observed that he
failed to maintain the lane. Benison stopped on the east
side of the Cortez Bridge. The officer said Benison
refused to get out of his vehicle or take the field-per-
formance test. He was placed in custody. The officer
searched the vehicle and found a half-full beer and two
empty beer cans.
March 6, DWLS, 12700 block of Cortez Road.
While assisting another officer on a traffic stop, the
officer observed the subject traveling west on Cortez
Road, driving half off the road, but displaying no
hazard lights. The officer observed the subject's tire
was flat, stopped him and advised him he could not
drive with a flat tire for safety reasons.


The officer observed the subject was under the
influence of medication and the subject showed him
a prescription bottle containing pills but with no
name. A check revealed the subject's license was
suspended and the officer issued a summons. The
subject said he had no spare tire and the officer took
him home. The officer confiscated the medication to
check the prescription.
March 7, no valid driver's license, no vehicle
registration, attached tag not assigned, Coquina
Beach. The officer on patrol observed the juvenile
subject driving around the parking lot checking un-
attended vehicles. When the subject saw the officer,
he left the park. A check showed he had no registra-
tion and the officer stopped him. A further check
showed he had no valid driver's license and the
wrong tag. He was placed in custody.
March 8, grand theft auto, 2100 block of Avenue
B. The victim reported he let the suspect borrow his
vehicle and he did not return. The officer located the
vehicle and placed the suspect in custody.
March 8, disorderly conduct, resisting without
violence, 301 Gulf Drive S., Shell Land Gift Shop
parking lot. The officer was dispatched in reference to
a fight and found four subjects in the parking lot, with
one bleeding from the mouth.
While trying to get identification, the officer asked
one subject to remove a snake from his shoulders so the
officer could talk to him. The officer reported the sub-
ject made rude comments. Then when the officer re-
peated the request, the subject became verbally abu-
sive.
After a third request, the subject began yelling and
tried to walk away, said the report. As the officer
grabbed him by the arm and began leading him to the
patrol vehicle, he began yelling. He was placed in cus-
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March 10, lost property A bracelet valued at
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March 6, found property a set of keys, 34th
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March 6, found property a cellular phone,
Anna Maria Bridge.
March 7, domestic battery, 2800 block of Gulf
Drive. The victim reported the suspect hit her in the
face, pushed her down, spit in her face and threatened
to kill her. The officer located the suspect and a check
showed he had an outstanding warrant from Pinellas
County. He was placed in custody.
March 7, burglary, 5610 Gulf Drive, Hidden
Cove. The victim returned to the condominium and
found an unknown person had removed a wallet, credit
cards, a driver's license, two computers valued at
$12,800, computer equipment valued at $10,000 and
miscellaneous items valued at $150.
March 8, burglary, 3500 block of Fourth Av-
enue. The victim reported an unknown person en-
tered the residence and removed $54 in cash from a
waist-pack.
March 9, burglary, 700 Key Royale Drive, Key
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when the officer checked, there was no record of the
tag available.
On March 10 an employee of the club reported
seeing a beer keg at the Key Royale Bridge. The of-
ficer retrieved the keg and contacted the beer dis-
tributor. However, when the distributor's represen-
tative responded, he said it was not the keg taken in
the burglary.
March 9, theft, 3304 East Bay Drive, Island
Bazaar. The complainant reported the suspect put a
necklace valued at $6.99 in her pocket and when the
complainant confronted her, she returned the neck-
lace. The complainant said she didn't want to pros-
eute but advised the suspect and her two friends not
to return to the store.
March 9, assistance, Intracoastal Waterway.
Thfe city marine patrol officer observed the subject
struggling to get back on his personal watercraft. He
said the subject was caught in a strong current and
was drifting toward the bridge. He pulled the subject
out of the water and towed his watercraft to shore.
March 9, battery on a person over 65, 3610 East
Bay Drive, Dry Dock. The victim said he attempted to
stop the suspect from assaulting his girlfriend in the
parking lot and the suspect slapped him in the face. A
witness verified the victim's story. The officer placed
the suspect in custody.
March 10, disturbance, 300 block of 60th
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victim Wanda Figari, center, of Holmes Beach, who was revived and treated by the group. Figari lapsed into
unconsciousness in October after complaining of neck, shoulder and jaw pain, all signs of possible heart
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Haley's surges to
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Haley's Motel 18, AMFD 0
Haley's rode the one-hit pitching of Bobby Coo-
per to take an easy win over Anna Maria Fire Dis-
trict. Brandon Roberts paced the offense for Haley's
with a home run and a single in four at-bats, while
Mark Sankey went 1-for-2 with two runs scored.
Michael Cramer was the only AMFD batter to man-
age a hit off of Cooper.

Kiwanis 7, Bob Boast Dodge 6
Kiwanis took a close, hard-fought decision over
Bob Boast Dodge on Tuesday night behind Bobby
Gibbon's hitting and pitching. Gibbons pitched a
complete game while helping himself at the plate by
going 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs
scored. Aaron Stark supported him with a 1-for-3
performance at the plate.
Brian DeBellevue paced Bob Boast Dodge with
two hits and an RBI, while Mario Torres and Brian
Faasse each garnered one hit in the game.

Haley's Motel 11, Tip of the Island 2
Bobby Cooper completely handcuffed Tip of the
Island, pitching four innings of no-hit ball while
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four runs scored to lead Bob Boast Dodge over
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supported by Brian DeBellevue, Billy Malfese and
Brian Faasse, who got the win on the mound.

Kiwanis 3, Tip of the Island 2
Kiwanis squeaked by Tip of the Island despite
only managing two hits off of tough-luck losing
pitcher Peter Dowling. Sam Wolfe got the win for
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Two weeks ago they held a softball game that
raised $1,300. It proved to be a lot of fun for every-
one who participated. After the game, most retired
to the Anchor Inn where free beverages were offered
for every $50 collected by passing the hat.
This past Saturday, a benefit in Lou's name was held
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center and more
than $12,000 was raised. The day consisted of a plaque
dedication in Lou's name to honor the Anna Maria's
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league player, manager and scout.
Kudos to all of the area restaurants and busi-
nesses that donated and to the many individuals who
gave their time and money for this worthwhile cause.

Islanders out of Division Cup
The Island Football Club traveled to Hudson on
Sunday to play the Lakeland Lions and squandered
their chances to defend the Division Cup they won
last year. The locals didn't play a bad game, as they
had several good scoring chances throughout, but
were unable to put one in the back of the net.
That coupled with a few questionable calls -
one resulting in a Lakeland penalty kick sent the
Islanders home and out of the cup.
Man-of-the-match was sweeper Matt Bowers,
who was all over the field trying to spark the locals.
Others playing well for IFC were Ken Bowers, Tim
Bugna, Mike Collins and Bill Brickse.
The Lions got off to a good start and almost
scored on a direct kick by Lakeland's Chester Stull.
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ball to save the goal.
The Islanders then started working the ball out-
side and came "oh so close" to scoring when
Augusto Solano spotted Andy Smith trailing on the
play, but Smith's shot went just wide of the goal.
A few minutes later, IFC was pushing upfield of-
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corner and fired a shot that went over the goal. Lake-
land quickly took the goal kick and had numbers on
their side as IFC was slow in getting back.
This allowed the Lions to attack right up the
middle and into the penalty box. Patrick Morris was
closing in on goal with goalie Lance Bieker ready to
leave his line and pounce on the ball when Morris
tripped over the ball in heavy traffic.
The referee blew the whistle to everyone's dis-
belief, including Morris. Stull took the penalty kick
and beat Bieker far post for a 1-0 lead that would
stand for the entire game.
The Islanders had several quality scoring
chances in the second half with the best one coming
when Matt Bowers lumbered down the left wing
with the ball and crossed it to an onrushing Brickse
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With time winding down, IFC pushed forward
with everything they had. Ken Bowers beat his man
down the wing after a nice pass from Danny
Mitchell, but the defender shouldered him off the
ball in the penalty box to deny him.
Two minutes later, Bowers again took the ball
down the wing, this time cutting inside of the de-
fender where he fired a rocket that just went over the
goal.
The loss leaves IFC with only League Cup play,
likely against Premier team member Adidas of
Bradenton. The date and time are unknown at this
juncture, but more than likely it will be at the
Bollettieri complex. Stay in touch, as it could pos-
sibly be Sunday, March 22.

Show of force needed
Attention all Island soccer parents. If you are in-
terested in a soccer field being built for our Island
youth, please call your Holmes Beach City Commis-
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Anna Maria Little League
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March 14
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Kiwanis 3-1
Tip of the Island 2 2
Bob Boast Dodge 1 -3
Anna Maria Fire Department 0 4
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the street, the city will have to add a retention pond.
And the pond will have to go on the only possible
area for soccer.
With more than the allowed set backs on either
side of the city hall complex and the library, there
are other spots to build this pond and possibly
other alternatives for the road.
There is a proven need for a field on the Island
and this location is the only viable piece of property
left that is large enough for a regulation-size soccer
field. A city meeting with a new mayor and commis-
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Opening of Cuba is coming wanna go?


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
The Pope did it. Lots of American business types are
doing it, and I've even done it. Gone to Cuba, that is.
The world community is almost united in thinking the
U.S. should drop the embargo against our island neighbor
and, as I see it, that could actually benefit Florida's envi-
ronment.
But first ...
Details of the Third Annual Havana Cup Sailing Race
have been released and it's time to decide if you're really
interested in seeing what Cuba is all about before the flood
of Americans embraces it again. There's also the matter
Sof a real blue-water cruise.
As race originator Bob Winters said, "You won't be
disappointed." And he was right.
The race will get underway Friday, May 22. It's be-
ing sponsored this year by a group called Ocean Racing
Ventures and, as usual, prices are definitely right.
Race entry fees this year are $75 per boat plus $20 per
person. Initial deadline for entries is April 4.

It's legal, enough
As in years past, the Club Nautico International,
Hemingway Yacht Club and Marina Hemingway are
sponsoring the event at the Cuba end, so you won't
be breaking any laws or regulations forbidding
spending American money in Havana. Dockage and
visas will be free.
Likewise, an awards ceremony and social events
planned at the Marina will also be free of charge, so again,
you won't be spending American dollars in Cuba.
This allows U.S. citizens to fully comply with the
U.S. embargo.

It's a race, but ...
Lots of trophies will be presented, including first
through fifth places in spinnaker and non-spinnaker
classes. Oldest crew, youngest crew, largest fish caught
enroute, most represented yacht club and last to finish
are among the others.
There are only four marks on the course once you
clear the start between the committee boat and the
Pinellas #2 day marker. They are the center span of the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Southwest Channel Marker
#1 (to be left to port), Rebecca Shoals (also left to port)
and the finish line at the Marina Hemingway sea buoy.
But you don't have to race. There's a flotilla divi-
sion for sailors who don't want to race but would like
to visit Cuba as part of a larger fleet of boats. And it's
fun to be part of the race and marina hospitality.
The official racing distance is 276.1 nautical miles.










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That kind of stirs the blood, doesn't it?

Starting now
If you're seriously interested, the time to start getting
ready is now. Should you decide to race down, you'll need
a West Florida PHRF rating. That's available for $15 from
PHRF in St. Petersburg. Call them at (813) 553-9111 for
information.
You'll also need an entry blank, downloadable off the
Internet or by writing Ocean Racing Ventures at P.O. Box
2022, Tampa, FL 33601. Voice phone was listed as (813)
251-4275. Full details and entry forms are available at
http://pw2.netcom/%7Eicuncuba/orr.html. By the way,
don't use that last period in the Internet address.
Initial deadline for entries is April 4, after which fees
double.
Also plan to attend the skippers meeting scheduled for
April 11 at 7 p.m. at the University of South Florida
Bayboro Campus Activity Center in St. Pete.

Cuba's coming
Last Saturday's St. Petersburg Times had a big article
in the business section about this country's next craze -
Cuba. Hatuey beer, introduced by Bacardi last year in
Florida, is already taking on status as a cult beer around
the country.


Cuban food is the hottest trend in restaurants these
days, even in places like Boston, and capitalists are tak-
ing to still-Communist Cuba in a way unseen since Castro
took power in 1959.
Last weekend the Tampa Tribune had a piece on how
Sthe Port of Tampa is readying for the opening of Cuba.
Disney is building ships designed just for the Havana run.
What this could mean to Florida is still unclear. The
conventional wisdom has it that "we could becomean-
other Georgia a place you drive through to get to where
you want to go."
I see it as a possible big plus for Florida as we'll have
to clean up our state a bit, deal with the new competition
.and really concentrate on having a class act. And these
days that means Eco-tourism.
Of course, Eco-tourism means taking care of our en-
vironment. Fixing the Everglades once and for all, forget-
ting the use of suspect fuels such as Orimulsion and the
other thousand-and-one-things that need to be done for our
environment.
Georgia always tried to compete with Florida by do-
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hoping we don't make the same mistake when the time
comes for us to compete with Cuba.
And that time is coming.
See you next week.


Center Little League schedule


Major League
March 18 7 p.m.
March 19 7 p.m.
March 21 11:30 a.m.
March 23 7 p.m.
March 24 7 p.m.
March 25 7 p.m.

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March 20 7 p.m.
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March 24 5 p.m.

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The next Anna Maria Island Fishing College will
be held April 2 and 9 at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. As in
the past, the event will feature both backwater and off-
shore angling tips for fishers everything from rig-
ging to castnetting to bottom and top-water action.
Registration is $25 for either backwater or offshore
courses, or 435 for the pair. Included in the price is a
limited-edition T-shirt in sizes either large or extra
large. And, as always, the proceeds go to the Center.
Charter captains involved in this year's event in-
clude myself; Capt. Jason Henzell and Capt. Curt
Morrison on the Neva-Miss; Capt. Glenn Corder on the
Deep South; Capt. Thom Smith; and Capt. Rick Gross
on Fishy Business.
A special feature this year are artificial lures do-
nated by Island Discount Tackle.
To register, call the Center at 778-1908. In years
past, the event has sold out early, so I suggest you call
soon.
As to fishing action this week:
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier are getting into
sheepshead, a few pompano and some black drum.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are catching
a lot of pompano, sheepshead and a few flounder.
Trips on the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet have been
slowed due to weather, but the six-hour trip has aver-
aged 75 head of Key West grunts and the nine-hour
trips are averaging 35 head of mangrove snapper, grou-
per, lane snapper and Key West grunts.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said despite the wind and cold he's been
catching trout up to 24 inches, reds up to 30 inches, a
lot of sheepshead, pompano and flounder. He even was
able to pick up some early 28-inch snook.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's find-
ing great grouper and snapper action in about 60 feet
of water offshore.
Capt. Jason Henzell on the Neva-Miss said he's
getting into kingfish up to 42 inches long offshore. Best
bet is to troll using artificial lures in about 50 feet of
water. Farther from shore, in about 70 feet of water,
he's catching 16-pound gag grouper, four-pound man-
grove snapper, lane' snapper at three pounds and yel-
lowtails.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he's
catching 45-pound amberjack about 35 miles out, as
well as 35-pound black grouper and 18-pound red
grouper. He's finding kingfish starting to show, too.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Complete Angler said


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he's bringing in redfish up to 10 pounds, sheepshead up
to five pounds, trout, flounder and cobia.
Peter at the Cortez Fishing Center said offshore
boats are doing excellent with grouper and snapper,
plus a few cobia. Capt. Jack Parker on the Skinny
Minny has been catching a lot of redfish, trout and lots
of sheepies.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said reports
are good for sheepshead, a few nice-sized trout, snook
and redfish are starting to school.
Capt. Rick Gross on the Fishy Business said he's
catching pompano, redfish, sheepshead, trout and blue-
fish.
-Capt. Thom Smith at Anglers Repair reported red-
fish in the bays and lots of sheepies on the Sunshine
Skyway reef system.
On my boat Magic we're back in business and
have caught several redfish up to 30 inches, trout to 24
inches, and each trip is averaging 20 to 30 sheepshead,
plus pompano and whiting.
Capt. Tom Chaya on Dolphin Dreams said his
picks of the week are mackerel, sheepshead, pompano
and redfish, plus snapper off the artificial reefs.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle has promised that
the bad weather is over and fishing will improve every
day now. White bait should start to show up any time,
a good harbinger of good things fish-wise. Offshore
action this week includes good grouper with the full
moon. Inshore, redfish, sheepshead, pompano, mack-
erel, bluefish and snapper are plentiful.
Good luck and good fishing.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the March 16 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper and John Verrier. Runners-up
were Adin Shank and Tom Markley.
Winners in the March 14 games were Cooper
and Shank. Runners-up were Al Norman and
Markley.
Winners in the March 9 games were
Markley and Herb Puryear. Runners-up were
Cooper and Shank.
Winners in the March 7 games were Verrier
and Puryear. Runners-up were H.C. Minix and
Cooper.
The weekly contests get underway every
Monday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.


Slew of sheepies
Charles Roberts of Indiana has a stringer and a half
of sheepshead he caught at the Rod and Reel Pier in
Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy R.C. Wasson




Events
"Gardens of the World" is the theme of the Mana-
tee River Garden Club's annual flower and horticultural
show open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March
21, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the
Garden Center, 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Area
growers will also hold a plant sale. Admission is free but
donations will be accepted. For more information, call
746-8473 or 753-1031.
The use and application of essential oils will be of-
fered in aroma therapy workshops offered from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 28, at Whale's Song, 515 36th St. W.,
Bradenton. For information, call 798-6949 or 750-8608.





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Associates join Wagner
Wagner Realty of Bradenton Beach has announced
three additions to its sales staff.
Herald Small, with eight years' experience, will
specialize in residential and waterfront sales. Gail
Gwynne, a manager at Shell's restaurant, and Yvonne
Higgins, with 12 years of local real estate experience,
will also specialize in residential sales.

Young moves to new office
T. Dolly Young & Associates has relocated its real
estate office to 5508 Marina Drive, Suite C, Holmes
Beach. Young has 25 years of experience as a Mana-
-tee County Realtor and opened her own seven-person,
full-service operation in 1997.

Realty raves
The Prudential Florida Realty has named Carol
Heinze as top lister for the month of February at its
Anna Maria Island office. Heinze and Denise Langlois
were top sellers for the month at the local branch.

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Sunday School 10 am
Children's Church 11 am
2nd Worship 11lam
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Bible Classes For All Ages, Nursery Through Adult
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recently relocated the
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in the same shopping
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Rentals and Paradise
Bagels. Joining the owners
in a ribbon-cutting cer-
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Danielle and Dylan, and,
from left, Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Com-
merce Treasurer Larry
Tyler and visitors Blair
and Joy Mullen.


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Island property sales
609 Baronet, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,869 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1-964 on a 100x115 lot, was sold 2/19/98, Olsen to
Callahan, for $2.45,000; list $274,950.
205 78th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 966
sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1950 on 6975 sf of
land, was sold 2/24/98, Ewing to Lacios, for
$124,000; list unknown.
2702 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, an elevated
1,252 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1985 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 2/23/98, Hennessey to Monetti,
for $150,000; list $169,000.
3803 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 3 Sunbow
Bay A, condo built in 1977 was sold 2/26/98,
Smirnof to Beaton, for $135,000; list unknown.


OPEN HOUSE
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Come and view this beautiful home on the North
end of Anna Maria. This home was custom built
with attention to every detail. 3BR/2BA plus den.
Large screened porch, high ceilings, and gor-
geous wood floors. This is truly a "must see".for
the discriminating buyer. Your hosts Agnes
Tooker and Ken Jackson

Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson at778-6986
or Pat Jackson at 778-3301


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9701 Gulf Drive P Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
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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 PROPERTIES
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 1BR 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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401 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
2,555 sfla 3bed/3bath duplex built in 1968 on an
85x100 lot, was sold 2/27/98, Barbour to Hudgings,
for $190,000; list $199,900.
442 62nd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens,
a ground-level attached 1,121 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcp
home built in 1970 on 3,800 sf of land, was sold 2/
23/98, Stamm to Hueber, for $76,000; list unknown.
502 69th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1,180 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1968 on a
97x103 lot, was sold 2/25/98, Akerley to Poole, for
$156,300; list unknown.
600 Manatee Avenue W., Holmes Beach, 122




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Westbay Cove, a ground-level, corner 1,200 sfla
2bed/2bath condo built in 1977, was sold 2/23/98,
Byrnes to Willard, for $124,000; list $129,900.
7702 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
1,862 sfla 4bed/3bath/2car duplex built in 1950 on
9,920 sf of land, was sold 2/25/98, Robinson to
Quesada, for $150,000; list unknown.
SCompiled for The Islander Bystander by Doug
Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.
1998.




DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...

CLOSE TO BEACH! El-
evated duplex; 2BR/2BA
"j 'itS j' and 1BR/1BA units. Each
7BK with cathedral ceilings, util-
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Call Don Schroder.
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Lovely waterside community with clubhouse, pool, tennis,
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CHOICE GULF LISTINGS
A private estate sale offering a turnkey property with
beautiful Gulf view. Open design has 2BR/2BA and
easy potential for third bedroom. Quaint side-street
location and price of $459,500 for Gulffront!


Your private Gulf retreat on 110-feet of Gulf frontage
with over 2,800 sq. ft. of Island living. Magnificent
master suite with Jacuzzi, wetbar fireplace and private
deck overlooking lovely beach. Quaint studio on
premises, electric shutters, and elevator provisions are
a few of the amenities. Asking $869,000.


A rare find two turnkey units in an Anna Maria duplex.
Upper unit has beautiful Gulf view and is next to
Gulffront, only 75 ft. to great beach! Excellent winter
and summer rental history. Asking $419,500.



since
1957
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FRANKLIN REALTY BOKE
"We ARE the Island.'
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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


REDUCED $15,000 Waterfront fourplex, short walk
to beach. Three 1BR/1BA units, one 2BR/1.5BA
townhouse. Great potential. Now $259,500. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.


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


BAYWATCH Rarely on the market. Very well-main-
tained 2BR/2BA second-floor end unit with breath-
taking views of Anna Maria Sound. Walk-in closets
with mirrored doors, ceramic tile and plush carpet
throughout. Nearly new appliances. $159,900. Call
Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.


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REDUCED $8,000 Like new 3BR/2BA Key West-
style elevated Island home. Vaulted ceilings,
bright and open-floor plan. Bonus lower level for
storage/office, etc. Two-car garage. Motivated
owner relocating. Now $189,900. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.


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This immaculate, picture-perfect 2BR/2BA charmer, located
in a tranquil Anna Maria neighborhood, reflects pride of own-
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tiled bathrooms, shining terrazzo floors, and oversize boat
dock on deep, navigable channel. The beautifully landscaped
lot is only steps to a secluded, sandy bay beach and includes
two mature Canary Island palms plus nine fruit-bearing citrus
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778-5059


CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA home
freshly painted and newly car-
peted only $189,900 with boat
dock and barrel-tile roof.
#CH23404
WEST PALM $153,000 3BR/
2BA beautiful bright and spacious
home with French doors leading
to lanai and two-car garage.
#CH26319.
BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
HOMESITE 6.78 acres. $40,680.
Additional lots available.
#CH20404.


Richard Estock
REALTOR
Hablo Espaitol
Office:
941-778-0766 ext. 215
800-778-8448
Home:
941-794-6303
email:
Rmesto@aol.com
All my listings can be seen on the world wide web.
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REALTOR
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Ich Spreche Deutsch
Office:
941-388-4433
Home:
941-388-1267
Fax: 941- 388-5201
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VACATION RENTALS


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


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


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


ASK FOR CONNIE VOLTS OR BOB LOHSE


ONLY 2 BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH Elevated duplex with two 2BR/1 BA units. Close to shopping, library, and buses.
$155,000. Great investment potential! #26889. Call Denise Langlois 795-8748.
RIVER CLUB Custom built, one-year young, 3BR/2BA with living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen. Caged pool with
sweeping golf course views. Could be sold furnished. Open-door plan. $212,000. #25263. Call Karen Lohse 778-0766
ext. 204
PALMA SOLA BLVD. $129,500. Build your dream house on this corner lot in a beautiful residential neighborhood.
Located across the street from the bay #27452. Call Carol Heinze 778-5059 or Denise Langlois 795-8748.


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BRASS BED Queen, complete with firm Orthopedic
mattress set. Never used, boxed. Cost $850, must
sell $250 cash. (813) 662-9175.
DAYBED White and brass. Complete with trundle
and mattresses. Never used, boxed. Cost $850, must
sell $250 cash. (813) 662-9175.
FOLD-UP BIKE suitcase size, like new, travel or
boating bike. $100. Call 778-7433.
SOFA AND LOVESEAT $260. Sharp Carousel mi-
crowave $45. Ladies "Ram" Nancy Lopez golf clubs
and bag $115. Call 778-7548. Moving.
THREE-WHEEL adult bike with basket, mirror $50.
Call 778-3719, leave message.
ALMOST-NEW DINETTE table with extension and
four caster, upholstered, swivel chairs. New $750,
sell $335. Call 795-7331 after 6 pm.
PATIO UMBRELLA "Basta Sol" commercial grade,
wind/salt location. Octagon, 10.5 feet, dusty pink
multi. Two and 1/2" white-oak pole with stainless-
steel center and mechanisms. Never used. Paid
$1,315 wholesale, will sell $600. Call 792-5200.


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.


TWO GOOD SOFABEDS, white and off-white with
light stripes. Storm door. Two glass sliding patio
doors. Call 778-4780.
GULBRANDSEN ORGAN for sale. Must sell, make
offer. Call 778-3663.
LOOP-FABRIC WING-BACK chair, two nice ma-
hogany chests 4 and 5-drawer collector quality.
Must sell, save big. Call 778-0812.
SLEEPER-SOFA tailored lines, oatmeal colored, full
size, great condition. $150. Call 778-1204.
PECAN SALE Mammoth Halves, new crop. $6.50 lb.
to benefit Island Players. Call 778-6956 for informa-
tion or delivery. Also available at the Islander 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. Week-
days 9-6, weekends 10-5.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop, on premises
Longboat Island Chapel, always has specials! Mon.- Wed.-
Sat., 9-3. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-4738.


BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.


ROSER GUILD Thrift Shop. Open Tues., Thurs., Fri.,
9:30-2 Sat. 9-12. Clothing, etc. 511 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, across from Chapel.
HUGE PORCH SALE five families. Sat., Mar. 21, 8-
12. Too many things to mention. 526 56th Street,
Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Sat., Mar. 21, 7:30 am. Furnishings,
antiques, knick knacks, clothes and much more. 716
North Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun., Mar. 21 & 22, 8-2. Fur-
niture, lamps, lawnmower, baby clothes and things,
much more. 303-B 62nd Street, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Sat., Mar. 21, 9-2. Fostoria, linens,
chairs, dishes, etc. 508 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.



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* 3BR/2BA Family Home ..................... $169,900
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YARD SALE Sat. & Sun., Mar. 21 & 22, 8-4. Miscel-
laneous items. 521 70th Street, Holmes Beach.
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.


LOST PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES Men's,
brown frame with case. Call 778-0879 if found.


CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.

PSYCHOTHERAPY Individuals, couples, family.
Judith Korn, L.C.S.W., 953-8515.

SEEKING MUSICIANS Student drummer seeking
other musicians to jam with. Call Sandy at 778-0361.


1978 MERCEDES 450 SEL. $3,500. Call 779-2393.
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN LE 1990, 3.3 V6, dual
air with new freon, all power, blue/wood, great con-
dition. $3,850. Call 778-2042.
1991 BUICK REGAL one owner, 52,000 miles, many
extras, electric controls. Original price $20,000,
$7,500 firm. Call 778-8447.
1985 TOYOTA CRESSIDA four door in excellent
condition. $2,000. Call 778-8571.


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
competitive rates in modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.

1985 19-FOOT REACTION with Johnson 140 hp.
outboard, dual batteries. Fast fishing boat. $2,500
firm. Call 779-2228.


10-FOOT ALUMINUM boat with 4.0 hp Johnson.
Excellent inshore fishing boat. Call 778-5976.
1973 STINGRAY 20 foot, Ford 302 V8 Alphaone
outdrive, 1996 galvanized trailer. Must sell cheap!
Sold to first ridiculous offer. Call days 779-0073.


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.
ENJOY THE SUNSHINE Work on a pier. Hostess,
counter person and dishwasher wanted at Rod &
Reel Pier. Call Rayma at 778-1885.
HOUSEKEEPING RELIABLE PERSON Good
starting pay. Inquire at The Beach Inn, 101 66th St.,
Holmes Beach, 778-9597, from 8 am 6 pm.
PART TIME work-at-home secretary sought by busy Island
writer/investor. Computer desirable. Call 778-3775.
HOUSEKEEPERS 10-20 HOURS per week includes
weekends. Sea Club I, Longboat Key, 383-2431.
SERVERS LUNCH, dinner, cocktail. Full time/part
time. Buccaneer Inn, Longboat Key, 383-5565.
CASHIERS/SALES ASSOCIATES full time/part time,
at Manatee Ave. and Holmes Beach Crowder Bros.
Hardware. Management opportunities available.
Apply in person.
SHELLS SEAFOOD Holmes Beach now hiring
smiling faces for cashier and hostess positions.
Apply in person between 2-4 daily.
PART TIME DISHWASHER two days a week. Prep
cook 3-4 days a week. Apply in person at Brian's
Sunnyside Up, 5348-A1 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.


EXPERIENCED ISLAND REAL ESTATE agent
wanted for Florida's #1 Real Estate Co. Contact Nick
Figlow for a confidential interview at Prudential
Florida Realty's Anna Maria office, 778-0766.

PART TIME CARRIERS are needed to deliver the
Longboat Observer on Longboat Key and Anna
Maria. $8-$9 hr. Please call 383-5509.

HOUSEKEEPER FULL OR PART time for Longboat
Resort. Flexible, daily hours. Must work Saturday.
Call 383-2428 for appointment.
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.


TRADE OR SELL Active ALF in So. Sarasota.
Live-in owner makes $50,000 year. Now licensed for
six. Equity $125,000. Looking for Island apartments
or small motel. 798-3135.


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, odd jobs, cedar. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab.
Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Island
Check-A-Home at 778-3089.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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READY TO BUILD YOUR DREAM
HOME? Several prime lots are going fast on
Anna Maria Island, both on and off water.
Call us today for an updated list to drive by!
From $64,500 to $250,000.


VIEWS OF PASSAGE KEY and two JUST FIVE LOTS FROM THE BEACH CANALFRONT HOME in Bay Palms with
houses from the beach! 4BR/3BA Anna sits this new Reed Mapes home west of Gulf tile floors throughout. Beautifully updated,
Maria home with hardwood floors, fireplace Drive with new Berber carpet, large screened light and bright interior. New kitchen and
and more! Great rental history. $259,000. lanai, oversized two-car garage and easy to appliances! 39-foot dock. $259,900.
maintain vinyl siding. $229,900.


SEASIDE GARDENS villa close to every-
thing! One-car garage and screened lanai
make this 2BR/1BA one of the Islands best
buys! $82,900.


DIRECT BAYFRONT home recently remodeled
with new dock, fireplace and new appliances. Ca-
thedral ceilings make the interior light and bright,
French doors lead to large yard with room for a
pool, fruit trees and outdoor shower. $465,000.


NEW LISTING! Gulf Breeze duplexes in
prime location only 250 feet from the
beach! Three duplexes total six units!
$595,000


SEASIDE GARDENS WATERFRONT
VILLA in quiet, private, yet friendly area.
Low maintenance fee, private dock, covered
patio and two-car carport. 2BR/2BA with
enclosed entry and utility room. $115,000.









SUPER CLEAN ISLAND HOME with new
carpet. Large screened porch with hot tub,
3BR/2BA. Beautifully landscaped. Furni-
ture, etc. negotiable. $187,000.


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

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.
SPRING CLEAN your mildew away! I will pressure
clean your decks, !anai, 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.-

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.
MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years
experience self-employed in the construction trade.
I am handy to have around. 778-1110.
WILL HOUSE SIT AND some repairs. Retired
academics, honest, reliable, handy, intelligent,
references. What a combo! 2607 S. Forest, Tempe,
AZ., 85282 or call (602) 967-2817.
EXPERT HOUSESITTER week or month. Loves
plants, animals. References. Eileen 387-7136.
IRONING DONE Sheets to shirts. Pickup and
delivery. Excellent Island references. Call 778-4192.


PRIVATE BALLROOM DANCE instruction in your
own home Island only. Call Robin 778-6115.

CASTLE WATCH absentee-owner homecare. Let us
give you peace of mind. 12-years in the homecare
business. (841) 792-8737.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Bonded.
Residential, commercial, homes, condos, rentals,
move in/move out. All cleaning products supplied.
Estimates. Call Beverly at 778-1945.
CLEANING ON ISLAND Experienced, references.
Please call 778-4284.


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
business over 10 years. Call Donnie Rivera today for
a free estimate at 778-7508. Thank you.
EXPERT LAWN CUTTING/tree trimming. Affordable,
reliable, insured. Call Jeff at 778-1560.
LAWN CARE Mowing, trim, bushes, weeding, flowers,
cleanup. Reliable adult, experienced, references, reason-
able 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
landscaping, 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.


MOTHER OF 9-MONTH old will watch child, infant to
two years. Call 779-0023.


WESTBAY COVE CONDO Just listed.
Spacious 1 BR/1 BA with balcony overlooking
pool and courtyard. Convenient location, walk
to beach and shops. $99,900. Gail Gwynne
778-2246 or eves. 761-8080.


RUNAWAY BAY CONDO Lowest priced
2BR unit. Nice, bright, sunny unit. Easy to
get to beach or pool. Great vacation home or
rental. On-site property management.
Offered at $122,500. Ed Oliveira 778-2246 or
eves. 778-1751.


BAYFRONT ELEGANCE Magnificent
residence with spectacular bay views. 3BR/2.5BA,
greatroom, eat-in kitchen, separate formal dining
and living room, master bedroom and bath over-
looking bay. Heated pool and deep-water dockage.
$695,000. David Moynihan 778-2246 or eves. 778-
7976. #25059.


IMPERIAL HOUSE CONDO Just reduced. Lowest
priced condo on the Island. 2BR/1 BA just steps to
the beach..Peak views of Gulf and IntraCoastal from
enclosed porch. Nicely furished. $74,500. Michael
Advocate 778-2246 or eves. 778-0608. C26575.


GULFFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA, one-car
garage. Lots of storage. Spacious rooms,
quiet and secure. $135,000. Ask for Yvonne
Higgins 778-2246. C27003:


Bayfront Residence....... $695,000
3BR/2.5BA with pool and dock
Palma Sola Bayfront..... $630,000
4BR/3.5BA on 3/4 acre
Gulffront Duplex .............. $549,000
2BR/1.5BA each side
Bayfront Duplex............. $339,000
Furnished, deep water dock
Flamingo Cay.............. $179,500
3BR/2BA with deep water dock
CALL DAVID MOYNIHAN


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,
Interior/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 &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installation/
repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. Insured,
references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates.
Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730,
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.-


WEEKLY 1BR/1BA AVAILABLE Apr. through Dec.
1998, starting at $300 wk. Includes turnkey furnishings,
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.


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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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX on the beach. 2BR/1BA,
sleeps six, fully furnished. Cable TV, VCR, washer/
dryer, microwave, screened lanai, sun deck. $750
wk. Call (305) 932-0197.

VACATION RENTALS Turnkey 1 and 2BR apart-
ments $330 and $390 wk. Across from sandy
walking 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 1BR 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.
Accommodates retreats, vacations, reunions, wed-
ding guests. Brochure, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

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

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.

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


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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.
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
furnished 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.
KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME 3BR/2BA, washer/
dryer, one-car garage, central heat and air, excellent
neighborhood. $1,195 annual. Call 778-6743.
ANNUAL FOUR-PLEX APARTMENT 2BR/1BA,
central heat/air, 100 steps to beach. Large heated
pool, beautifully landscaped. Water, cable, garbage
included: Washer/dryer hookups. No smokers. $700
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.

WATERFRONT HOUSE Annual 3BR/2BA, very
private. Back yard is bayfront Intracoastal, side yard
canal. Beautiful views, boat dock, garage, washer/
dryer. Tropical-landscaped double lot. Portly
furnished. $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.
SPRING RATES Gulf/bay view, 1 & 2BR, pool. Excellent
location. Three nights $195, week $425. Call 778-1322.


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/SEASONAL 2BR/2BA. Deep-water dock,
bayfront villa. New throughout. $975 mo. Available
immediately. Call for walk through, 753-0676.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR apartment Immaculate,
quiet Island neighborhood, bay view. Non smoker. $625
mo. plus deposit. Utilities included. 778-5143.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished 2BR/2BA and 1 BR/1 BA
elevated duplex with enclosed carports. Seasonal/
annual. Call 779-2114.
ANNUAL DUPLEX APARTMENT 3BR/2BA, central heat/
air, near beach, fenced yard. Kids/pets OK. Security, ref-
erences required. Available now. $750 mo. 778-7431.
SEASONAL Old Cortez Village, historically-designated
2BR, fumished, huge lot, quiet. All amenities plus dock
privileges. Available Apr. 1. $1,500 mo. Call 778-4625.
SEASONAL RENTAL Cute and cozy, west of Gulf Dr.,
2BR/1BA. A/C, heat, garage, washer/dryer. Available
May, 1998. $1,500 mo. 114 79th St., Holmes Beach.
Call collect (813) 689-0909 after 6:30 pm.
5BR/3BA FOR RENT with home office. Very clean
and furnished. Great location, walk to beach and
shopping. Call 755-8663.
AVAILABLE FOR 6 MONTHS Lovely furnished
home, one half block from Gulf. 2BR/2BA, Florida
room. Nov., 1998 Apr., 1999. Call (941) 792-8340.
ANNUAL 2BR1BA Holmes Beach duplex. Storage
room with washer/dryer hookup. Quiet neighborhood.
No smoking, no pets. $700 mo., first, last, deposit. Is-
land Real Estate Rental Dept., 778-6066.
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.
HOLMES BEACH Central location, very nice 2BR/
2BA villa. Florida room, eat-in kitchen. $1,800 mo. or
$700 wk. in season. Call 778-9631.


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TROPICAL SECLUDED setting. 1.3 acres on the Manatee River.
Exquisite, bright and open residence. Beautiful coral fireplace, 4BR.
Spectacular views and incredible landscaping. $994,900. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122 or Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. R27330
AVEiN


SAILBOAT WATER. Custom-built 4-5BR/4B Island bayfront estate.
Very private with magnificent sunsets. Gourmet kitchen, two fire-
places and spacious master suite. Pool, dock, davits and tennis
court. Reduced. $845,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319


NEWER KEY WEST-STYLE HOME. Gorgeous views of GULFFRONT ESTATE with its own tennis court. Enjoy
IrJacoastal Waterway and Jewfish Key. Garage accommo- fabulous sunsets while tucked away in this very private
dates six cars and RV. 2BR cottage on same lot. $398,000. location. 3BR/3-1/2B. Beautifully landscaped. $1,250,000.
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R23607. Julie DeSear, 794-3041. R25431


WATERFRONT
SARASOTA BAY waterfront lifestyle. 3BR/2-
1/2B townhouse. Elegant Florida design,
soaring ceilings, six skylights, open-floor plan.
Elevator, two-car garage. $309,900. Don
Lewis, 746-3200. C24581
ENGSHWGEORGIAN ESTATE. Over 3,700
sq. ft. of grandeuron 3 +/- acres on Palma Sola
Bay. European elegance throughout. Hard-
wood floors, fireplace, Italian chandeliers.
$999,000. Sara LaPlante, 748-4389. R24084
MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE. 4 or 5BR,
completely renovated, wood floors, crown
moldings. Spacious family room overlooks
pool, dock and grounds. $575,000. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122.R18225


LOTS/ACREAGE
BAY OAKS. Seven lots from one to eight
acres in size. $120,000 to $180,000. Sandy
Drapala, 794-3354. L13569-13572, L13576


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MAINLAND
TIMBER CREEK. Turnkey-furnished
1 BR/1B on ground floor overlooking golf
course. Immediate occupancy. $43,900.
Van Bourgois, 761-0273. C25891
NEAR PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1B home an
13 +/- acres. Can become your dream
home or develop, zoned Al. $298,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R/L68499
LOVELY SPLIT-DESIGN condominium
in Timber Creek. 2BR/2B, glassed-en-
closed lanai. Newer appliances, extra
cabinets. On golf course with lovely
clubhouse. $87,900. Nancy Keegan,
723-3929. C27670


CASUAL ELEGANCE 4BR/2BA elevated home with
features that include vaulted ceiling, fireplace, sky-
lights. Fenced backyard with Jacuzzi on a wooden
deck. Reduced to $254,000.

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TOWNHOUSE CONDO 2BR/2.5BA, sleeps six,
beautifully furnished. Across from beach. $625 wk./
$1,650 mo. Call 792-6029.
RENT FOR SEASON 1999 New 2BR, garage,
washer/dryer. (419) 589-4758.
ANNUAL LEASE Unfurnished 2BR in Anna Maria
City. Available Apr. 16. $625 mo. plus utilities, first,
last, security. Call 778-5439.
WANTED MATURE responsible adults to rent 3BR/2BA
house on short term or yearly. Please call 778-5352.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA plus den. Fenced back
yard, small pets considered. $800 mo. Call Smith
Realtors 778-0770.
ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA waterview home, fam-
ily room. With dock privileges $925 mo. without
$875. Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT in Anna Maria.
240 sq. ft., carpeted, A/C. Utilities included. $440 mo.
Call 778-8206.
199 SEASON Simply charming 3BR/2BA renovated
beach cottage on secluded north end. Drive by 806
Jacaranda then call 748-6550.
MARCH AND APRIL RENTAL Adorable 2BR/1BA cot-
tage. White wicker, stained glass and more. Walk to city
pier. $1,650 mo. Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A. 778-2291.

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.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental. 2BR/1BA, central
heat/air, washer/dryer, one half block to beach. $650
mo. plus utilities and deposit. Call 779-2059.
CLEAN QUIET- LARGE 1BR apartment 200-feet to
beach or bay. $775 mo. includes utilities. Six months
or longer. Call 778-8571.
STUDIO FULLY FURNISHED Gulfview, washer/
dryer. Annual lease. 106 31st Street, Holmes Beach.
$500 mo.


DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $163,900. 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/1 BA $150,000. Financing avail-
able. 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.

FOR SALE BY OWNER Key Royale 2BR/2BA canal
home. New tile roof, seawall, dock, kitchen and both
baths. Great landscaping. Call 778-2409.
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.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Live on Longboat Key.
Reduced to only $82,900 with gorgeous, unob-
structed Gulf view and private beach. Manufactured
home in resident-owned community. All appliances
and furnishings included. 387-6417.

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

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.
LOOKING TO BUY Private party looking to buy
house or condo. Will pay cash. Fast closing. Call
778-2556.
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.


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NORTH HOLMES BEACH duplex. Large 2BR/2BA
plus 1 BR/1BA rental. Two screened porches, Jacuzzi,
boat dock at end of block. $192,500. 795-0413.
WANTED 2-6 UNIT Island investment property. Pre-
fer Holmes Beach/Anna Maria area. Deal direct with
cash buyer. Call 778-2167 anytime.
TRIPLEX TURNKEY FURNISHED close to beach,
shopping. 2BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, efficiency. Very nice,
updated. $210,000. 778-5057. E-mail
jcl 105@aol.com.

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

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

SLEEPY LAGOON Longboat Key refurbished 2BR/
1BA canalfront cottage. New tile, carpet and appli-
ances. 560 DeNarvaez. $172,000, negotiable. Call
383-8481.
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.
HOLMES BEACH/SEASIDE GARDENS by owner.
1BR/1BA, new A/C, new refrigerator, excellent con-
dition. Call 794-8999.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 1-4. 408 79th Street,
Holmes Beach. Move right in, excellent condition,
new roof. 2BR/2BA, Florida room, enclosed lanai,
utility room, boat slip available.

CONDO 2BR/2BA great location Manatee Ave. W.,
one mile from Causeway. Tennis,.courtyard, pool.
Mic$40's, excellent second home. Owner 792-4433.

NOW IS THE TIME to buy! 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. 778-5880.

WATERFRONT VILLA 3BR/.2BA, 45-foot sailboat
deep dockage. Gemlike community.. ICW, heated
pools, tennis, pets OK. Open daily. Lease/purchase
$164,000. Call 761-0227.

PERICO BAY CLUB Specialist Marilyn Trevethan.
Three bayfront condos for sale. 3BR/2BA, The Point,
$189,900. 2BR/2BA, Edgewater Circle, furnished,
$146,000. 3BR/2BA, Sandpiper Circle, $127,900.
Island Real Estate (941) 778-6066.

HANDYMAN SPECIAL Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA near
beach and shopping. Asking $125,000. For details call Rich
Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244,
GULF AND BEACH VIEWS 2BR/1BA, one-car garage,
sundeck, new A/C 1997, many upgrades. By owner
$145,000. (941) 778-5057 or e-mail jc1105@aol.com.
SPACIOUS VILLA 2BR/2BA, carport, lots of windows,
nice yard. Heated pool, clubhouse. $50,500. On very
quiet street near Bayshore Shopping Center. Wagner
Realty. Ask for Yvonne Higgins 778-2246.


I WANT TO SELL! Well constructed, quiet neighbor-
hood home. 3BR/2BA, laundry, storage/work rooms,
large porch, four-car parking, steps to beach. 2812
Avenue C, Holmes Beach. Sacrifice, only $137,500,
offers accepted. Owner 778-5788 eves.

BY OWNER Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA on duplex lot.
100 yards to beach. 1997 appraisal $228,000, will
sell for $199,.900. Call 778-0103.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE by owner.
310 Pine Ave. One apartment, two offices, five ga-
rages. $279,000. Call 778-8206.

CONDO 2BR/2BA tennis, pool. Excellent location Heron
Harbour, 3 miles to beach. $62,500. Call 795-5072.

FOUR PLEX 300 feet to beach $320,000. Three
2BR/1BA and one 1BR/1BA, ground floor, good in-
come. 108 39th Street. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

OPEN HOUSE TUESDAY, March 17, 11-1.
705 Fern, Anna Maria. Newly remodeled Island home
with fireplace, all new kitchen, open porch area and
covered parking! $229,900; 10324 Spoonbill Road,
Flamingo Cay. New listing! 3BR/2BA canalfront
home with lovely views. $219,900; 119 51st St.,
Holmes Beach. Newly built Reed Mapes original
steps to the beach! 3BR/2BA with large screened
lanai. $229,900; 521 56th St., Holmes Beach. Direct
bayfront home recently remodeled with private boat
dock and open water views! $465,000. 232 Chilson
Ave., Anna Maria. Canalfront beauty 2BR/2BA with
cozy sitting area near front door and kitchen
$244,900; 433 62nd St., Holmes Beach. Seaside
Gardens villa close to everything! $82,900; 512 70th
St., Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA Island home with large
Florida room $192,500; Westbay Point and Moor-
ings #75 New listing! Bayfront 2BR/2BA condo turn-
key furnished. $199,000; 5619 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Newly remodeled home across street from
great beach! $209,000. For information call Island
Real Estate at 778-6066.
CANAL HOME 2BR/2BA, office and sunny family
room. Delightfully remodeled. $199,900. Wagner
Realty. Ask for Yvonne Higgins 778-2246.
MARTINIQUE SOUTH 2BR/2BA, garage, extra
storage, heated pool, tennis, nice beach, secure
building. $134,900. Wagner Realty. Ask for Yvonne
Higgins 778-2246.
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4M PAGE 36 E MARCH 18, 1998 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


CENTRAL FIGURES

BY FRANK LONG / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Overhaul
7 Inge dog
12 Oysters
Rockefeller
ingredient
19 Cry of success
21 Gretzky was one
22 Dragon's land,
in song
23 Soprano Gluck
kidnapped by a
fundamentalist
group?
25 Raging
26 River to the Ohio
27 Actor Baldwin
trappedin a
heavenly
phenomenon?
29 Telescope-maker
-- Clark
32 Green around
the gills
34 "Mickey" singer
Basil
35 Flees to aJ.P.
36 Supermodel
Evangelista
stuck in a dead
end?
39 Party giver's
abbr.
41 Overcurious
42 Poster material
43 VCR adjuncts
45 "- Kid" (1995
comedy)
48 Sign, slangily
49 Where Jekyll
became Hyde
52 Actress Garr
discovered at a
statue site?


58 Reporter under
Perry White
61 Aspen asset
62 A abroad
63 Davy Jones's
domain
64 Cowboy, at
times
66 Remnant
68 Queequeg's
captain
69 Actor Williams
found in a
17th-century
poem?
75 Near-miss
exclamation
76 Casa chamber
77 "Mr. Clemens
and Mark
Twain" author
Justin
78 Spitchcock
79 Like new
recruits
82 A&W alternative
84 Like a flu
sufferer, often
88 Singer Cochran
unearthed in the
food pyramid?
91 Gift for a haole
92 Aladdin's
monkey
93 Consumer
Reports
employee
94 Years on end
96 Race with gates
99 "The Statue"
actress Virna
102 Claim on an
orange juice
carton
105 Witticist
Bombeck caught
-in a newspaper
feature?


108 Strapped
111 Hebrides island
113 Letters on some
747's
114 Peace
115 Artist Warhol
accosted by the
British police?
118 Hersey hamlet
120 Bach work
121 Statesman Doria
seen in an
idealistic vision?
126 Pricey homes
127 Bolshevism
founder
128 Bradshaw was
one
129 Calorie-
crammed course
130 High-fives
131 Clinkers
DOWN
1 Periphery
2 First name in
screwball
comedy
3 Different sp.
4 Inflexible
5 Dillon of "A
Christmas
Story"
6 Arizona Indian
7 --Canals
8 "Java"
trumpeter
9 "The Mill on the
Floss" writer
10 Tip sheet buyer
11 Indo-Europeans
12 Part of a brake
13 Puerto Rican
port
14 Totally
15 Avis alternative
16 City known in
ancient times as
Beroea


17 Discontinues
18 Reason for
excommunica-
tion
20 Sri Lankan
language
24 TV angel
Munroe
28 "Les
Mis6rables," e.g.
29 Simmering
30 Treeless tract
31 Singer Carr
33 Tennis do-over
37 Blazing
38 Actor Montand
40 Major fish
exporter
44 "The Dunwich
Horror" star
46 "Ladders to
Fire" novelist
47 Philosopher
Lao-
50 Added
stipulations
51 Contacts,
modern-style
53 Holding a
grudge
54 Fine-tune
55 "Hard Road to
Glory" author
56 Uncluttered
57 Apply, as
ointment
59 CNN anchor
Bernard
60 100 qintars
65 Checkthe
figures
67 Distort
68 Word on
monuments
69 1966 Beatles
concert site
70 Alternative to
high water


71 Mountains,
part of the Tien
Shan range
72 Ill-fated German
admiral
73 Getting on in
years
74 Actress Grey
75 It's catching
79. Retrovirus
component
80 Masquerade
81 Display dolor
83 Layup


85 Film actor Albert
86 Torpedo vessel
87 Short and stout
89 Brief operatic
solos
90 Stonehenge
worshiper
95 Lepidopterist's
accessory
97 Hellespont
victim
98 Gunsmith
99 Spoke like
Sylvester


100 Lest
101 Mister Ed
productions
103 Charles and
others
104 Faberg6 egg
glaze
106 "Never Wave at
-" (Rosalind
Russell flick)
107 Drumroll-
accompanying
exclamations
109 Top-drawer


110 One playing me
field
112 Where the
action is
116 Democratic
donkey designer
117 Plumbing
problem
119 Cost of cards
122 Powers that be
123 "Hold On Tight"
group
124 Lingus
125 Title choice


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patio/pool home, two-car detached garage. Extended dock. Turnkey furnished, heated pools, spa, tennis, used for small office or business. Could be
"good moving room" off kitchen. Loft has wet bar re- clubhouse and low maintenance. $140,000. Call combined with other property in area for larger
frigerator. $165,000. Call Rose Schnoerr at 778-2261. Shelia Kidd or Jan A. Schmidt at 778-2261. business. $125,000. Call Jinny Sutton at 778-2261.
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GORGEOUS END UNIT in the Arbors. Third-
floor unit, spotless better-than-new and ready to
move into. Fantastic location golf, tennis, etc.!
$97,000. Call Gary Larison at 778-2261.











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


Gary Larison Laura McGeary Emily Romer Noreen Roberts
Sheridan, MO Buffalo, NY Coldwater, OH Cleveland. OH


MEADOWCROFT Large model condo has 2BR/2BA MEADOWCROFT SOUTH 1BR/1 BA unit in excellent
with spacious lanai with tinted-vinyl windows. Jenaire condition. Close to beach, golf, shopping, churches and
range, new air conditioner, great recreational facilities, hospital. Well maintained. Adult community with pool
$75,500. Call Tony Tiberini at 778-2261. and spa. $49,900. Call Kitty orTom Frost at 778-2261.


Sheila Kidd Harry Rosenbloom Doug Newcomer Jan A. Schmidt
Middletown. OH Bryn Mawr, PA Missouri Kansas City. MO


Paul Winder
Pennsylvania






Tony Tiberini
Philadelphia, PA






Patricia Stump
Honduras,
Central America





Virginia Sutton
Columbus, OH






Gloria Schorpp
Illinois


Rose Schnoerr Walt Schnoerr
Ohio Ohio


STUMPED?


Tom Frost
Bronx, NY


Jeff Greenway
Ann Arbor, MI


Bob & Penny Hall
Vermont


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Providence, RI







Piroska Kallay
Budapest, Hungary


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

Call Emily Romer at 778-9611


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


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