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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


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DOT to discuss $80,000 beautification plan


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Why does the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion want to spend $80,000 to beautify the entrance to
Holmes Beach and what will the money buy?
James Chanatry, district landscape manager, will
present DOT's plan to the Holmes Beach Beautifica-
tion Committee at 10 p.m. on April 8.
The plan was developed two years ago when resi-
dent Scott Ricci offered to donate numerous palm trees
from his east-county Woodlands Golf Course excava-
tion for city beautification. The city commission
wanted the trees planted along Manatee Avenue from
the bridge to the traffic light at East Bay Drive.
However, the land is DOT right of way and the


commission learned that department rules govern any
projects on its land. DOT developed an $80,000 mas-
ter plan for beautification and offered to fund half of it.
The plan fell by the wayside because commissioners
didn't want to commit $40,000 to the project.
The issue resurfaced recently when beautification
committee members began to focus their efforts on
three projects. One was to beautify the Anna Maria
Island Rotary Club's sign at the city's entrance.
Committee member Jim Gloth, former owner of
Island Foods, offered to donate several palm trees from
the store's property to plant around the sign. That's
when committee members learned of-the DOT plan and
invited Chanatry to speak to the group.
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes said DOT


objects to any work being done on the sign or anything
being planted there.
"They're looking at tearing it all out and they're
envisioning a beautiful park-like setting," he noted.
Committee Chairman Sheila Hurst asked if the city
has $40,000 available for the project.
Duennes said the city has $10,000 in the current
budget for beautification and the project could be done
in three phases.
The committee is also working on replacing the city's
meeting sign at city hall. Gloth donated the old Island
Foods grocery store sign to be renovated for this use.
Former Commissioner Ron Robinson said some
PLEASE SEE PLANTS, NEXT PAGE


Soccer field


fits at


Holmes Beach


city hall
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
According to documents introduced at last week's
Holmes Beach commission meeting, there will be room
for a regulation soccer field between the new city hall ..
and the baseball field.
Project Engineer Azad Shah of Zoller, Najar and
Shroyer Inc. noted the following: '. .
A 150-by-300-foot soccer field can just barely be ac-
commodated in the available space that will also allow .
construction of a new access street between Flotilla and
Marina drives, plus a 12-foot-wide water retention area. .
SSoccer fields range from 225-by-360 feet to 90- ji ~ ;
by-150 feet depending on the intended use. A mini- "
mum size soccer field is 150-by-300 feet for men and I
120-by-240 feet for women. '"
Construction of the new street includes two water
retention areas, as required by the Southwest Florida
Water Management District. Retention areas must be r
proportionate to the area covered.
"The civil engineer for the project has been advised
that the dry retention required must occur on the prop- ./lu
erty surrounding the complex and south of the new
street, with the exception of a narrow, dry retention
area on the north side," project architect Pat Fletcher
said. "The narrow retention area on the north side is my Iy
recommendation as a means of preventing rolling soc-
cer balls from passing over the new street."
The soccer field was compromised when the com-
mission flipped the.baseball field layout according to
Fletcher.
Manatee County commissioners approved the
baseball field agreement that includes a removable
fence in the outfield.


Special Anna Maria workshop planned


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria City Commission has scheduled
a special workshop on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss
a potential cell tower ordinance, parking ordinance and
a request to purchase city property along the Lake
LaVista bridge inlet.
Regulations governing the construction of cellular
phone towers within the city limits of Anna Maria will
be studied. The commission will hold a general discus-
sion with members of the Anna Maria Planning and
Zoning Board on what specifics will be required in the
cell tower ordinance.
The parking ordinance concerns the right of way on
North Bay Boulevard fronting property which previ-


ously served as a pier parking lot. The property was
purchased by Robert Byrne and is currently being con-
sidered for a zoning change to residential use. City
officials say a dangerous intersection exists with
parked cars and traffic flow coming south over the
Lake LaVista bridge.
The city commission will consider potential "dis-
position" of city property, also at Byrne's recently ac-
quired property. Byrne has requested to purchase a
four-foot wide section of property between lot five on
North Bay Boulevard and the Lake LaVista channel.
The easement in question runs alongside the bridge
to the inlet and provides the city access to the bridge abut-
ment. The city owns the property, but Byrne, owner of the
adjacent lot, has expressed an interest in buying it.


Sailors'
home
hopes
for
Cortez
The former
home of artist
Robert Sailors,
at 4415 119th
St. W. in
Cortez, is
framed by one
of Sailors'
works, "Coat
of Many
Colors."
Cortezians
hope to get
county and
state assistance
to acquire the
building and
adjacent 4 1/2
acres of land
for public use.
Anyone inter-
ested in touring
the'house can
attend an open
house Friday
from 3-6 p.m.
For more on
the Sailors
house, see
page 18.
Islander
Photo:
Paul Roat


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ......................................... ......... 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Announcements ......................................... 10
Isla nd P oet .................................................. 11
S tir-it-up ...................................................... 14
Streetlife ............................. ............ 20
Coast Lines ............................. ........... 24
Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 27
Crossword puzzle........................................ 36


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


APRIL 1, 1998







[] PAGE 2 M APRIL 1, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Affaire to Remember '98: sales heat up


By Cynthia Finn
Special to The Islander
If you're thinking about waiting 'til the last minute
or even until next week to decide whether to attend
the Anna Maria Island Community Center's 14th an-
nual spring auction benefit, you may be too late.
"An Affaire to Remember 1998" will be held Sat-
urday evening, April 18, in the elegantly transformed
"grande ballroom" at St. Bernard Catholic Church in
Holmes Beach.
At press time, according to auction committee
chairman Trudy Moon and Center administrator Diana
Robinson, less than 50 tickets remain. Seating capac-
ity stops at 400 for an elegant night of fine dining, live
entertainment and socializing.
Oh, and don't forget the bidding opportunities.
There will be hundreds of items offered and dozens of
carefully coordinated packages in both live and silent
auctions.
"The items are outstanding," says Moon. "It's an
amazing feat. These are the best packages we've ever
had."
That goes for the silent auction this year too, Moon
says.
"We've had so.many generous donations that the
packaging in both the live and the silent auction are
very attractive," she says. "More items, more value.
I'm really proud of our donors. And of the committee
and the Center board members and. staff that have
poured their hearts into this year's event."
The "Affaire '98" program book lists all items
and is expected back from the printer sometime next
week. Donations that come in between now and
April 18 will be listed in an addendum insert for the
night of the auction.

Just to name a few
Items available include but are by no means
limited to dining, entertainment and vacation pack-
ages on the Island and as far away as North Carolina
and Maine, fishing charters and golfing packages, a
wide variety of professional services, home improve-
ment packages, cruises, fine clothing and jewelry, re-
tail items, tours, gift certificates, theme park admis-
sions, sports tickets, original artworks, chances to be
someone else for a day, and even a slick, black and sil-
ver 1985 Ford Tempo.
Will your glass be half empty or half full? Party
goers will have an opportunity during the evening's
champagne reception to excavate a real diamond or
its glittering imitation. Only 150 chances, at $20 each,
will be sold for the glass that holds a single, profession-


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The "Affaire to Remember 1998" committee includes, back row, from left, Caryl Bouziane, Judy Titsworth,
Ann DeBellevue, Pat Moynihan and Mary Miller and, front row, Gary Wooten, Jeannie Bystrom, chairman
Trudy Moon, Kathy Breiter and Community Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly. Moon says she'll go on
record: "We've made a commitment to be the auction committee through the year 2000 or longer."


ally and independently appraised $2,000 diamond.
Local gemologist Tom Seguin will be on site to verify
the stone. This new feature of the auction is made pos-
sible by a donation from Abraham Chevrolet of Tampa.
For those in attendance and for those who can't
be this year's super grand-prize raffle is a 32-inch
ProScan Super Video television.
There will also be chances sold for dozens of bal-
loon prizes to be awarded throughout the night.
The festivities will begin with the champagne re-
ception courtesy of Island Package Liquors and live
auction viewing at 5 p.m. A cash bar will be available
with hors d'oeuvres provided by the Beach Bistro and
the Chiles Group restaurants, the Sandbar, Beach
House and Mar Vista.
Once again, Harry's Continental Kitchens will pro-
vide an array of gourmet dinner selections, with service
starting at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by
flute and guitar duo Serenata courtesy of Bali Hai Resort.
Professional auctioneer and former Islander Bobby
Smith will be here from Florida's east coast to conduct
the exciting live auction beginning at 8:30 p.m.


All proceeds from "Affaire to Remember" will
benefit the year-round programs and services of the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. As the Center's
most substantial fundraiser each year, the auction has
grown consistently during the last decade-plus, in con-
tribution value, attendance and bottom-line proceeds.
The 1997 event earned $66,000 under the guidance
of Moon, Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly and
the still-serving energetic committee.
Moon says, "We're going for $75,000 this year.
Thanks to the generosity of so'many, we mean it when
we say 'the best ever!'"
"No," she pauses and smiles. "I mean the best ever
in the history of the auction. But less than next year!"
Last year's auction was a sold-out "Affaire" and
some "last-minute" patrons were, unfortunately, turned
away at the door.
Admission is $50 per person including champagne,
hors d'oeuvres and dinner. The remaining tickets are
available at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. For information, call 778-1908.
They're going fast folks, until they're gone!


Elected official policies up again in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
City commissioners are working to develop a set
of policy directives for themselves in Bradenton Beach.
A series of workshops has produced a dozen guide-
lines for the city's elected officials that run the gamut
from the wearing-of name tags to who and when the
city attorney may be contacted on a specific item.
Due to a lack of full membership at last week's
regular city commission meeting, the measures were
tabled until April 2 for final ratification.
Policies include the following.
Name tags will be worn by elected officials as a
personal choice issue, but agreement has been reached
that the emblems would be worn at all official func-
tions.
Deadlines for meeting agendas were agreed upon.
All agenda items will have corroborating material pro-
vided.
Commission reports on items of interest will be


Plants may be added in
Holmes Beach
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
city commissioners took exception to the plan when he
introduced it at a commission meeting. He suggested
that Hurst write a letter to Commission Chairman Don
Maloney asking the commission to discuss the plan.
The group's third project is beautifying the Island
Shopping Center. Duennes said there is no right of way
available around the shopping center, so any efforts


in writing or provided orally during meetings. If the
report is to be in writing and the clerk's office is to tran-
scribe the material, it is to be provided at least three
days prior to the normal deadline.
Sample motions on agenda items will be provided
whenever feasible.
A "pledge of conduct" was agreed upon: "We
may disagree, but we will be respectful of one another.
We will direct all comments to the issues. We will
avoid personal attacks."
A synopsis of all seminars or schools attended by
elected officials or staff will be provided, either in
writing or orally at a meeting.
All commissioners will carry pagers at all times
to facilitate easy and quick access in the case of special
meetings or emergencies.
The clerk's office will be contacted prior to any
commission contact with the city attorney in order to
avoid repeat calls and to determine if the information


would cut into the center's parking.
"I spoke with Hugh Holmes Jr. (manager for the
shopping center)," Duennes said. "He said if the city
would work with him on the parking and maintenance,
he would be receptive to that. Any landscaping would
be on his property."
The committee should also ask shopping center
tenants to beautify their areas with hanging plants,
Priscilla Seewald said.
"If we started the ball rolling with a major project
there, others would be likely to pick up on it," Duennes
noted.


is available elsewhere. Where feasible, questions to the
city attorney will be provided in writing and faxed.
When an item is of special interest to a private
individual or member of staff, such a person will be
notified prior to the meeting.
Speakers will be given a two-minute time limit
for remarks before the commission.
Any request by a commissioner to a member of
the city staff that would result in creating a record or
conducting research will be approved by the mayor.



Turtle Watch announces
meeting April 8
The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch will
hold its annual volunteer training meeting from
6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Bradenton
Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Volunteers
will be able to sign up for beach walking zones
from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The sea turtle nesting season
begins May 1.
In addition to volunteers who will monitor the
beaches, the organization is in immediate need of
help painting and repairing nest stakes and cages.
Also, volunteers with pickup trucks able to pickup
and deliver materials are needed now.
For more information, or to assist the group
in any way in its effort to track and protect the
endangered sea turtles, call Turtle Watch Direc-
tor Suzi Fox at 778-5638; fax 778-1435.




































Crowds pack area beaches
Record numbers of sunbathers crowded Coquina Beach and the Manatee Cou
past weekend. With parking at a premium in the area, cars were "up on the be
prompting large grins from beach concession owners. Berm parking is a baro
locals to signal crowds at the beach where Cafe on the Beach serves hot dc
proportions. Islander Photo: April Fool!


Dog scoots, kids mourn
A female lhaso apso named Daisey is missing and by the time an adul
from the 200 block of 54th Street, and the Tanner escape, 10 minutes had e
children who own her are in deep mourning. Daisey is small and
Their mother, Colleen Tanner, said Daisey hair, Tanner said. She as]
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Anna Maria City
4/2, 7:30 p.m., special commission work session
4/9, 7 p.m., informational meeting on beach
renourishment pending project as it relates to
Anna Maria.

Bradenton Beach
4/2, 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
4/8, 9 a.m., Beautification Committee

Of Interest
4/8, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 2, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
4/8, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island Community
Center Board of Directors, Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia, Anna Maria.
4/8, 6 p.m., Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch,
Bradenton Beach City Hall.


AJ
"* Anna Maria
4/2, 7:30 p.m., special work session. Discussion
on cell tower ordinance, parking prohibition on
nty Public Beach over the North Bay Boulevard, sale of city property on
erm" at the Manatee Beach, North Bay Boulevard.
meter utilized by Island
ogs of Guiness record book Bradenton Beach
4/2, 7 p.m., commission meeting. Agenda:
application for street vacation at 118-120 Ninth
St. N., discussion, second reading and public
hearing on land development code amendments,
t was aware of the great approval of commission policies, approval of
lapsed.special event guidelines for city pier, discussion
fluffy with light brown of city pier, request by Drift In for customer
ks that a finder call her at appreciation party, detective vehicle replacement
request, discussion on letter of support for
Preservation 2000 grant and public comments.


























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IIG PAGE 4 a APRIL 1, 1998 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Company makes waves over bridge repair bids
By Pat Copeland "When we received notification of the project, we "We would like to do this project for the City of
Islander Reporter called right away and requested the bid package," Holmes Beach," Teegardin said. "We would never with-
An engineering company may get a second chance Teegardin said. "The package did not include the no- draw our bid. I believe we met the intent of the bid."
to bid on repairs to the Key Royale Bridge after protest- tice of invitation which had information about a bid and Petruff said the city has no formal procedure for
ing a bid award made by the Holmes Beach City Cor- a performance bond. It did not include any of the other bid protest; therefore, commissioners must follow due
mission. blank forms that had to be submitted." process in making a decision. She also noted that
The problem swirls around the validity of one Teegardin said he traveled to Holmes Beach, in- Duennes may not have had the authority to waive the
company's business check in lieu of the required bid spected the bridge and spoke with Duennes. He said the bid bond and accept the check from Underwater Engi-
bond. Wayne Teegardin of Underwater Engineering subject of the additional documents never arose. When neering Services Inc.
Services Inc. said there was no mention of the bid bond he called Feb. 23- to ask about sending his documents Commission Chairman Don Maloney noted that
requirements in city documents he received, by fax, in case something happened to his overnight there was no Masters Group Inc. representative at the
"What appears to have happened is there was some delivery, he learned about the additional forms. meeting and asked if the company had been notified.
miscommunication among the staff," City Attorney "We intended the check to take place of the bid Saunders said he sent a certified letter about the bid
Patricia Petruff explained last week. "When the invi- bond," Teegardin said. award, the protest and this meeting to address the issue
station to bid was published, Underwater Engineering Duennes' decision to accept the check was not and Masters Group Inc. received it on March 18.
called city hall and asked for information. They were known to employees who opened the bids, Petruff "Our city gave them [Underwater Engineering Ser-
sent some information, but not a copy of the invitation noted. On Feb. 24, building official Bill Saunders vices Inc.] the impression that they filed the proper bid and
to bid, which required a bid bond to be submitted along called Petruff and asked her if a check could be ac- we have to consider that," Commissioner Luke Courtney
with the proposal." cepted. Petruff asked what the invitation to bid required said. "I would be inclined to go with the lowest bidder."
The day before bids were due, Underwater Engi- and if other bidders had submitted bid bonds. Petruff said under the formal bid procedures act,
neering learned of the bid bond requirement and called "I indicated it was a non-responsive bid, having the commission must accept the bid of the lowest re-
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes. Because there none of this other background at the time," Petruff said. sponsible and responsive bidder.
was not sufficient time to obtain a bid bond, Duennes "That was reported to the commission and it picked "As soon as we found out about the bid bond require-
said he would accept a check for 5 percent of the bid Masters Group Inc., the next lowest bidder." ment, we rushed the documents to you," Teegardin said.
amount in lieu of a bid bond. Upon discovering what had occurred, Underwater "We were very responsive. We started working on the
Teegardin, manager of conventional diving for Engineering Services Inc. made a formal protest of the project right away and spent a lot of timeand considerable
Underwater Engineering, confirmed Petruff's account, bid award. effort putting this together. All those factors must be
weighed when you make your decision."
Commissioner Roger Lutz asked if the city had
Judge quashes writ of mandamus entered into a contract with Masters Group and Petruff
Circuit Court Judge Durand Adams last week "Mandamus is not ordinarily'available where "My recommendation is to do what I believe is
quashed the writ of mandamus filed by resident Joan another specific and adequate remedy exists," correct and that is to award the contract to Underwa-
Perry against the City of Holmes Beach in January. Adams said. "And where a controversy is pending ter Engineering and explain to Masters Group what we
The judge said the issue will be decided as part of in another court of competent jurisdiction, the dis- did wrong," Maloney said.
a federal lawsuit filed by GTE Mobilnet and Smith cretionary writ of mandamus should not be issued." Petruff said commissioners must first overturn
Realtors against the city and its officials last year. By filing the mandamus action, Perry asked the the motion awarding the bid to Masters Group and
The suit was filed after former Mayor Bob court to order the commission to follow the city's they did so.
VanWagoner refused to sign a site plan for a cellu- referendum procedure. Under this procedure, the Next a motion was made to award the bid to Un-
lar phone tower at Smith Realtors, 5904 Marina commission would have to reconsider its resolution derwater Engineering Services Inc. However, Lutz
Drive. The tower's construction was approved by approving the construction of the tower or submit suggested the commission hold off for two weeks and
the commission is August. the question to a city-wide vote. give Masters Group a chance to respond.
The issue was tabled until April 14.










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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E APRIL 1, 1998 0 PAGE 5 ij

Parking permitted on Anna Maria right of way?


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria City Commission has voted
unanimously to draft an ordinance to restrict park-
ing on the right of way from the bridge on North Bay
Boulevard to Pine Avenue. The issue was brought on
by a request for rezoning from Robert Byrne, owner
of six lots that front the right of way on North Bay
Boulevard across from the city pier.
Byrne requested the rezone from C-1 commer-
cial to R-2 residential in order to build homes on the


property.
The plans for the proposed homes first had
driveways that connected to North Bay Boulevard
abutting the right of way. These were nixed by the
Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board because of
a potentially dangerous intersection brought on by
traffic coming over the bridge.
Byrne has since changed his plans to include a
private access road behind the homes, but parking on
North Bay Boulevard continued to be a point of de-
bate between the two parties. Byrne has stated that


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North in Anna Maria. Shots for the May and June issues were taken on our Island several months ago. The
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he would like to have access from both the private
road and North Bay Boulevard.
Since it is an integral part Byrne's plans for re-
zoning the lots, the city decided to table Byrne's
request until it had a firm stance on parking in the
area.
The power to control parking on rights of way is
already within the city's authority, according to City
Attorney Jim Dye.
The ordinance states, "Parking within the right
of way will be controlled by the city commission and
the appropriate signage may be posted on the appro-
priate rights of way indicating parking regulations
pertaining to the subject length of right of way."
This clearly gives the city a broad control over
parking, but since this is a zoning regulation, simply
putting up no parking signs could present some
problems.
Dye advised the commission that dealing with each
individual street is more conclusive. "I think the better
practice is going street by street so that it is specific,"
said Dye. "There is always the chance that someone
will declare [the ordinance] arbitrary because it is a law
that is passed without going through the procedures
that laws are required to go by."
The final motion specified the North Bay Bou-
levard right of way and will prevent parking on that
side of the lots owned by Byrne if approved by the
commission.


Bloodmobile to be on
Island Saturday
The Manatee County bloodmobile will be at
Shells Restaurant, 3200 East Bay Drive, on Sat-
urday, April 4, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Blood donors will receive gifts from Shells,
a ticket good for a cup of clam chowder at the
restaurant and a Shells T-shirt. Other giveaways
and drawings are planned, with a local radio sta-
tion broadcasting from the scene.


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Just a letter, that's all
It's the easiest kind of help to give, and for a cause that
can't be beat. Just a letter, which Cortez badly needs.
The cause is to reclaim the old schoolhouse at the east
end of Cortez, lapsed into private hands years ago and is
now available to the village.
The historic fishing settlement doesn't have the
$420,000 price tag, but the state and Manatee County have
it. They are willing, too, if public support indicates they
should spend it.
The state share would be $320,000 from a trust fund
for historic treasures, the county's share is $100,000.
Cortez would use the four-acre grounds as a public
park, the building for a marine museum and a hall for
meetings, receptions and other celebrations.
County officials say they need input from the commu-
nity to make their decision. Community leaders in Cortez
ask your support to realize their dream.
Let them know by a letter to the Board of County
Commissioners, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, FL
34205, or write to the editor of The Islander Bystander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. And hurry,
it's on the commission's agenda for a decision next Tues-
day, April 7.
Some will say it's the least we can do for a commu-
nity of people who lost a way of life, their life's work for
many generations, net fishing.
We think it's more simple than that. It's really the least
we can do for a tiny community that has hardly asked for
help from anyone, ever not from government.
Easiest thing you'll do all week, and maybe the best.
Just a note ...
There are a lot of maneuvers to develop property
in Anna Maria at the former site of the Anchorage and
a portion of its parking area from the north side of Pine
to the Lake LaVista Inlet.
The new owner of the restaurant site wants to build
a larger-than-allowed retail/business center, possibly
including a cafe. The city denied vacating an easement
behind the building.
Robert Byrne, new owner of lots across from the
pier on North Bay Boulevard, is seeking a zoning
change from commercial to residential. He's already
advertising the lots for sale as home sites and he's ask-
ing the city to restrict street parking there.
But that's not all. Byrne also wants.to purchase the
city easement between one of his lots and the bridge.
Of course, the city has no process for selling its
property. And Holmes Beach eliminated its procedures
for vacating property long ago.
Judging from residents' objections to vacating city
property in the past, Anna Maria might be advised to
eliminate this language from the codes as well.
And start looking for funding to buy the lots for a
city park and pier parking.

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Thanks, Islanders
An open letter to the people of Anna Maria Island:
On Feb. 17 1 resigned from my job as driver on the
Anna Maria Island Trolley. I did so because of constant
conflicts with the owners.
I have had a wonderful three years of serving the
people on the Island. I will miss all of you very much,
including the daily trips back and forth, the chartered
weddings, the Lesters' sing-along on Christmas Eve.
Again, thank you very much for letting me serve
you, riders and advertisers.
Mike Kelly, ex-Trolley man


'Remember When' thanks
Thank you for being instrumental in making the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society's "Remember
When" annual dinner a complete, overwhelming suc-
cess. It was the best ever and the more than 300 people
who attended agree.
We appreciate the news coverage by The Islander
Bystander. Thanks also to the many Island businesses,
Community Center, school and individuals who heart-
ily supported this community event.
Carolyne Norwood, AMIHS administrator

Bridge rebuttal
The author of "Plea for third bridge" struck a
nerve, and not only over gridlock on State Road 789.
The undersigned has participated in bridge subject
matter for 10 years, has flown low, repeatedly, over
every square yard of Sarasota Bay, served twice on
MPO's Advisory Committee, is a native Floridian, and
acted as this island's representative on the farcical Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization's "charrette" (study
group to consider another bridge.
Several years ago it became extremely urgent to build
a bridge to serve (not necessarily to) Longboat Key. Ar-
guments totally rejected by the Charette, consisting almost
entirely of Florida Department of Transportation employ-
ees, contractors, affiliates and paid "specialists," who
obviously were to respond to an agenda, included:
a) The "S" curve at the north end of Coquina is the
lowest, most vulnerable, least protected, narrowest
point of Anna Maria Island. It lies between Longboat


Key and its egress north via Cortez Bridge. The site of
an old bay-to-Gulf boat channel, since pumped full of
soft sand, neap tides come to within 50 feet of the pave-
ment on the bayside and 100 feet seaward on the Gulf.
March 13,1998's 70-mph winds put 10 inches of Gulf
water over it, blocking northbound vehicles.
b) Some 13 sites were considered for the Ringling
Bridge replacement including a 10-year study of a
University Parkway extension span. All were ulti-
mately rejected.
c) The battle over the Anna Maria Bridge high-
lighted rejection of any location which would destroy
massive amounts of seagrass.
d) Only one Bay site almost devoid of seagrass
exists. Known to Cortez fishermen for 100 years as
"longbar," it lies south of the "kitchen"and north of
Jewfish Key. It lines up with 53rd Avenue West
(Bradenton) and the unused 1,200 feet of open shore-
line south of Leffis Key. A fourlane span landfalling
900 feet north of Longboat Pass could eliminate the
potential danger, while providing direct mainland ac-
cess to Coquina.
While charrette (charade) facilitators were not in-
terested in these factors, they listened to 37 minutes of
identitifying more than 25 seabird species which would
be adversely affected by a third bridge.
Despite testimony that seasonal traffic through
Bradenton Beach, up to 18,000 cars a day, causes
monumental backups, plus much of the foregoing ex-
hibited via aerial photos, the body concluded another
bridge was presently unjustified and that the subject
should be reconsidered after another five years.
Other than one employee of Longboat Key and the
undersigned, none of the charette board members was
recognized as familiar with our community. Obvious
predetermination engendered an awareness of political
concern that any third bridge would jeopardize the
state's original objective to ultimately replace both
Cortez and Anna Maria spans with twin megabridges.
And Longboat should exhibit genuine concern!
Jim Kissick, Holmes Beach

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THOSE WEE THE BAYS
Part 5, The Secret Life of Marion Colman
by June Alder


An advertisementfor the Lakeland Pharmacy in the May 2, 1914, issue of the
Lakeland Evening Telegram featured this drawing of high-style young women
partaking of liquid refreshment at a soda fountain, served by Chinese waiters.
The ad copy went: "Poinsettia Ice Cream. There's a reason why. A smile is an
indication of pleasure."


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The world remembers 1914 as-the
watershed year ending the serene Vic-
torian era and leading to the brutal,
tempestuous times of the 20th century.
But to Marion Colman 1914 was
memorable as the year she graduated
from Florida's Lakeland High School.
Not that she made much of it in her
autobiography. Marion's only refer-
ence to the occasion was this short com-
ment, a slighting one:
"I graduated from Lakeland High
School, standing second in my class. I was
Salutatorian and I gave our guests a rous-
ing oration on the proper use of time. Too
bad I did not apply it to myself "
But the Lakeland Evening Tele-
gram of May 2 (Marion saved a copy)
devoted three long columns on the front
page to the ceremony, relegating items
about news from Europe and the Mexi-
can rebellion to the bottom of the page.
Here are excerpts:

"Last night the auditorium was al-
most completely filled by admiring
relatives and friends who gathered to
witness the graduation of the 15 seniors
of the Lakeland High School the
most important event in the history of
the school and one in which every loyal
citizen takes great interest and pride.
"As the curtain rose, the scene pre-
sented was one never to be forgotten.
The sweet girl graduates, gowned in
simple but beautiful white dresses, were
lovely to look upon, seated in a semi-
circle on the stage with the three young
men graduates and the four teachers of
the high school.
"Across the front of the stage, sus-
pended at the proper height, was the
class motto, 'Apres le Combat la
Couronne,',workedout in the class col-
ors, purple aiig61d, which translated is
'After the Coififft the Crown.'
There followed summaries of ora-
tions from eight of the 15 graduates all
of which, the newspaper said, "were


splendidly delivered and contained high
thought and lofty purpose."
In alphabetical order, Marion went
first:
"Miss Marion Colman, the salutato- .
rian of the class, took as her subject, 'The
Warp of Life,' in which she declared the
warp of life is time and that each person
had the same number of hours each day in :
which to develop, and whether one at-
tained the lofty heights or not depended
almost wholly in the manner in which
they spend the hours of each passing day."
Following the earnest orations, Prin-
cipal Chas. M. Jones delivered "a most
beautiful and eloquent address to the .
graduates in which he declared the class
to have been most loyal to him of any he
had ever taught in his 16 years' experi-
ence, and his words of kindly advice for :
the future and his hopes for each one were *
indeed a beautiful word picture.
"The most beautiful and enjoyable
feature of the graduation was the pre-
sentation of the flowers and many were
heard to remark that there were never so
many handsome blossoms."
After "several hundred dollars :
worth of the lovely beauties were
placed at the feet of the happy gradu-
ates," Principal Jones presented the di-
plomas, giving a short speech to each of
the graduates, all of which were re-
corded by the Telegram.
Principal Jones's words to Marion
Colman were these: "'Tis virtue that
doth make a woman most admired; 'tis
mddesty that makes them seem divine; .
'tis truth that lies at the bottom of char-
acter; 'tis honesty that is the highest
wisdom. All these you have. It is a .
genuine pleasure to return to you in
large measure your investment in the
Likeland school a diploma." ..
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Volunteer sought
With reference to the letter published March 11
from Susan Noce regarding the Bradenton Beach Fes-
tival, the festival was designed to bring attention to
those businesses on Bridge Street and the surrounding
area. This is a non-profit event for the city of Bradenton
Beach and a check from the proceeds was presented to
Anna Maria Elementary School.
Do you have any children in that school, Ms. Noce?
As for Mayor Connie Drescher's love for her job
- you're right there. In spite of the countless hours
they put in as mayor and vice mayor, she and Commis-
sioner John Chappie spent an unbelievable amount of
time on a volunteer basis for the festival.
All but one business seemed to cooperate with the
festival and as for the man who was removed from the
meeting, he was out of order according to Roberts
Rules of Order. A speaker must step up to the podium
and identify himself before comments are made.
How about being a Bradenton Beach volunteer,
Susan? We can use all the help we can get.
Eileen Suhre, Bradenton Beach
What's up, Doc?
I am appalled at the selfishness, greed and lack of
community spirit demonstrated by Dr. Fred Bartizal,
owner of the Bridge Tender Inn on Bridge Street, who


claims that some 30 feet of the Bradenton Beach Pier
is built on his property. Generously he is offering to
exchange it for 12 parking spaces!
Come off it, Doc. Until a community effort and
substantial government grant was obtained to renovate
the Bridge Tender Inn area, it was a junk pile. You have
gained tremendous benefits by the improvements
made. Cut out your petty nit-picking and give a little.
I urge you to redirect your energies toward helping
improve your immediate area.
Have you ever seriously considered becoming part
of the solution instead of part of the problem?
John Woods, Bradenton Beach
Where did the music go?
I share the regret you expressed in your Feb. 25
column about the disappearance of live music on Anna
Maria Island. Much of this is due to changes in the
larger national culture most notably the proliferation
of DUI roadblocks. Nightclubs providing live enter-
tainment are struggling almost everywhere.
But there are special circumstances on Anna Maria
Island that could be changed if the governments on the
Island decided to.
At present, any single complainant has an entitlement
to shut down live entertainment on the spot by whining to
the police that the noise is too loud or annoying. Your
newspaper has documented that it is the usual response of
the police to tell the musicians to quiet down.
Without keeping current on the blow by blows of


present municipal "noise ordinances," the situation
could be handled differently if town governments
wanted to. Most of all, the police could be instructed
to make no demands or heavy-handed "requests" of
nightclubs not violating any ordinance. The police
could be instructed instead to tell the complainers that
they, the police, are law officers and not "Condo Com-
mandos," making up rules on the spot and ordering the
cessation of anything anybody finds annoying.
If there is still a community of music fans of any
size left on the Island, they could go further, and get the
government to even the playing field with a false com-
plaint or frivolous complaint ordinance. This would
allow fines for anyone repeatedly making complaints
about matters involving no violation of law, just as
people responsible for repeated false burglar/fire
alarms are now fined.
I don't expect this to happen; indeed, the disap-
pearance of live music.is also a symptom of the run-
away gentrification of AMI that is destroying its former
diversity and informality, and making it more and more
like a walled-in Condo Penal Colony (or Longboat
Key) every day.
As for the music we both miss, unfortunately, we
are in the minority, and bound to be squashed by the
bulldozers of the dominant McDisney mass culture.
Nonetheless, thanks to your newspaper for document-
ing an enclave of understated style and charm that a lot
of us found congenial while it lasted.
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California comedy done Island style


By Michelle Timpanaro
Islander Reporter
A quaint Beverly Hills hotel suite is the stage for
the Sandcastle Players' second production of their in-
augural season.
In coordination with Marina Bay Restaurant, the
Sandcastle Players presentation of Neil Simon's com-
edy "California Suite" is Anna Maria Island's lone din-
ner theater.
In four dramatic, yet seemingly unrelated playlets,
the audience meets five distinct couples whose mari-
tal and extra-marital affairs are exposed on stage in the
California Suite for all to see.
In' the first scene John Durkin and Robin Rhodes
play William and Hannah Warren, a couple separated
and divorced almost a decade ago.
As William, the estranged father, Durkin attempts
to coax his ex-wife into letting their 17-year-old daugh-
ter stay with him in California. Durkin, recently seen
in the Sandcastle Players' first production, "The Odd
Couple," presents his character to the audience with
confidence and tact.
In this verytouchy situation, Rhodes is extremely
convincing as the sharp-witted ex-wife Hannah. She
captures the audience's sympathy despite her brash and
strong-minded tendencies. This is one single mother
who is not about to let her daughter run away (espe-
cially to her father) every time life and its responsibili-
ties seem overwhelming..
Rhodes is also seen in the second act as Diana
Nichols, a prominent English actress. Recently nomi-
nated for an Oscar award, Diana seems to be more of
a character off stage than on. Rhodes again draws from
a well of ability to find just the right combination of
emotional frenzy and demure composure to make this
character entertaining.
Accompanied by her husband Sydney, played by
Greg Kehrer, the two stay at this California suite while
' attending a posh awards ceremony.
Greg Kehrer, who has performed in countless the-
atrical productions over the past 15 years, energizes the
stage with genuine vitality. As both Sydney Nichols


and Marvin Michaels, Kehrer has the audience laugh-
ing hysterically in their seats.
In the first act, Kehrer as Michaels is caught with
"his pants down" when wife Millie, played by Laura
Morales, arrives after a long flight from Philadelphia
to find Marvin has had an affair. To make matters
worse, Marvin can't remember what happened.
Morales, who has appeared in several plays and
musicals at the Island and Sarasota Players, also per-
formed in the Sandcastle Players first production.
In the final playlet, the audience meets two couples
from Chicago vacationing together. Director James
Lewis and Morales are Mort and Beth Hollender, while
newcomers Bob Richardson and Amy Zuidema play
Stu and Gert Franklyn.
These four wrap up this Neil Simon parody with a
unique style of exaggerated comedy once seen in clas-
sic television productions the likes of "I Love Lucy"
and "The Honeymooners."
The expression, "too much of a good thing," comes
to mind when Stu realizes he's going to need a vaca-
tion after this escapade.


The fifth annual Anna Maria Island Tour of
Homes benefit held March 14 earned $12,820 for
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, tour co-
chairs Herta Bowes and Linda Loken announced.
"We could not have accomplished this success
without our sponsors, our dedicated committee and
the scores of volunteers who gave of their time on
tour day," Bowes said.
"Hats off to everyone," she said. "And, of
course, there must be a special thanks to. the five
Island homeowners who so graciously opened their
lovely residences to help us raise this money to sup-
port the Center."
Bowes coordinated the home tour for the fourth
year. Her husband, Jerry, is immediate past presi-


Since its first production two month ago, the
Sandcastle Players have acquired stage lighting to re-
place the ingenious, yet insufficient coffee-can lighting
system. They have also installed a noise-reducing glass
partition to cut down interference from the bar and res-
taurant.
The most significant change would have to be
the assigned seating arrangement. Having attended
the debut performance, where patrons were free to
move their chairs and find a comfortable view, this
attempt to increase occupancy may have been the
only downfall although it did make for some in-
teresting dinner conversation.
Tickets are $27 per person including dinner and the
show. Evening performances on April 1-4 and April 7-
10 begin at 5 p.m. with dinner and a cash bar. Show
time is 7:30 p.m.
Marina Bay Restaurant is located at 5325 Marina
Drive in Holmes Beach. Tickets can be purchased at
Marina Bay or by calling the box office, open daily at
11 a.m., at 778-7133.


dent the Center's board of directors. Loken is also
a long-time member of the Center board, currently
serving as secretary.
Sponsors of the '98 Tour of Homes were The
Islander Bystander, the Anna Maria Oyster Bar and
First National Bank of Manatee, Holmes Beach
branch, with total financial contributions of $700.
The Islander and the Oyster Bar also provided ad-
ditional in-kind contributions to the benefit.
Advance ticket sales brought in $5,924, with
the slightly higher-priced day-of-tour tickets adding
$3,168, indicating that 856 people viewed the
homes.
Food sales totaled $578, with boutique items
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While many of the adult classes at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center are winding down until next
fall and winter, Tanya Slack's gentle aerobics and line
dancing classes continue on a year-round basis.
One-hour gentle aerobics classes are offered at
10:30 a.m. Monday and at 9 a.m. Friday and Satur-
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Line, dancing is offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Tues-
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Episcopal Church Women
meet April 2
The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will hold a general meeting at 10:15 a.m.
Thursday, April 2, in Lowe Hall at the church, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Officers for the upcoming year will be elected and
members who have made previous contributions to the
organization and the church will be recognized. Lunch
will be served at noon.
All Episcopal women are invited. Meal reserva-
tions are required. For more information, call the
church, 778-1638.

Demonstrations at
Island Gallery West
Three members of Island Gallery West, an artist's
cooperative, will present live demonstrations of their
work at Island Gallery West, 5348 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4. The
public is invited.
Anne Abgott will demonstrate painting with water-
color, Helen DeForge will present porcelain china
painting and Norm Osherman will display stone carv-
ing. For more information, call 778-6648.

Off Stage Ladies lunch
April 8
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players The-
ater will hold its monthly luncheon Wednesday,
April 8, at the Holiday Inn Riverfront, 100
Riverfront Blvd., Bradenton. Social hour will begin
at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required by Friday,
April 3. Members may bring guests. The program
will feature professional appraiser Julie McClure.
For reservations and guest confirmations, call Ruth
Stevens, 794-2188. For membership inquiries, contact
Marilyn Moroni, 778-0020.
'Personal faith'
talk at Roser
Rev. Jan Smith will describe how her personal
faith assisted her in losing 100 pounds, and keeping
it off, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. For more information, call Stacey Bel-
lows at 778-0414.


Islander named
executive director of
Women's Resource Center
Mona R. Upp of Bradenton Beach has been named
executive director of the Women's Resource Center of
Manatee Inc., a not-for-profit agency offering pro-
grams and services for the betterment of women and
their families.
Upp has been acting executive director for the past
year after serving as a volunteer. She "semi-retired" to
the Island two years ago from Ohio, where she had 23
years experience representing manufacturing compa-
nies to the U.S. Department of Defense. She volun-
teered at many Island and area entities after her move
here, but says her work at the Resource Center came to
be the most worthwhile and rewarding, leading her out
of retirement.


Sharing knowledge and love
With a mission of stimulating knowledge and a love
of gardening, the Anna Maria Garden Club recently
presented the Island Branch Library with "Tropica,"
a 1,150-page reference book. Pictured are, from left,
club President Edythe Richardson, Beautification
Chairman Jean Taylor, library Director Sara
Bicknell and Program Chairman Marguerite
Carrick. For more information about the club, call
778-4683.

Local poets at Guild social
A presentation of original and favorite poems by
members of the Third Thursday Poetry Group will be
featured at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island's
monthly social at 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, in Fellow-
ship Hall at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30. Guild
members and the public are invited. For more informa-
tion, call the Guild Gallery at 778-6694.


April events at
Island library
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, announces the following
calendar of events for the month of April. Li-
brary hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Preschool storytime will be offered from
7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, and
Wednesday, April 22. "Jammies," stuffed
friends and big people are welcome.
The Friends Book Club will meet from
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8.
At 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, prolific author
Maggie Davis, also known as Katherine
Deauxville and Maggie Daniels, will be the fea-
tured speaker in the Friends of the Island
Branch Library's final program in the 1997-98
Focus on Florida series. The program is free
and open to the public. Seating, however, will
be limited to the first 75 persons who obtain ad-
vance tickets from the library circulation desk.
With April 15 fast approaching, free tax as-
sistance is offered from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Mon-
days, April 6 and 13, by VITA volunteers; from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 and 14, by
AARP volunteers; and again by VITA volun-
teers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 3 and
10.
A Veteran's Service Officer will be avail-
able at the branch to interview clients by ap-
pointment only from 1 to 4 p.m. all four Mon-
days in April. To schedule, call 749-3030.
For more information, call the Island li-
brary at 778-6341.


Writers meet April 6
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, April 6, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Participants are invited
to bring original poems and essays to read. Visitors are
welcome. For more information, call 761-9036.


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Elnora Worth won Best in Show at the Manatee
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quilt "Color Splash Trip Around the World."
Worth, a resident of Alamanda Drive in Anna
Maria, has been quilting since 1982. She began with a
class that taught her how to make a pillow and since
then has taken the step to larger and more time-con-


suming projects like her winning quilt, which took
more than eighteen months to complete.
"There was quite a bit of handquilting involved in
this one," said Worth of her winning entry, "that's why
it took so long."
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More than 50 volunteers found 75 bags of trash, 26
of them recyclable, and "a homeless person" when they
cleaned up six miles of the Island's shoreline a week-
end ago.
It was Better Manatee Day/Great Florida Cleanup,
headed by Ingrid McClelland, executive director of
Keep Manatee Beautiful. On Anna Maria Island, the
shores were emphasized.
The chief of one volunteer group, Dale Woodland,
noted there was "more trash than usual because of the
excessive wind this winter, one more thing to blame on
El Nino." A veteran of Island cleanup, Woodland's
four-member group spruced-up Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria City, picking up seven bags of trash, three of
them recyclable, on half a mile of shoreline.
At the opposite end of the Island, Nancy West's
seven volunteers found eight bags of trash weighing
200 pounds, and "a homeless person living in the man-
groves and Brazilian pepper trees" at Coquina bayside.
All figures are not in yet, said McClelland, but the
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Carmen Gonzalez Alonso
Carmen Gonzalez Alonso, 51, died March 22 while
visiting her mother, Amelia Escalante Gonzalez, in
Holmes Beach.
A memorial service will be Friday, April 3, at 4
p.m. at 102 46th St., Holmes Beach.
Her father, Horace Gonzalez, was an architect in
Tampa where her grandparents, the Francisco Escalantes,
owned La Corina cigar factory in Ybor City.
Carmen Alonso was an attorney in Atlanta, where
her husband, Dr. Kenneth Alonso, is a surgeon, pa-
thologist and clinic owner. Mrs. Alonso donated all her
services to nonprofit foundations.
She was an honors graduate of Jefferson High
School in Tampa;.the University of Tampa; William
and Mary College in Williamsburg, Va.; and the Uni-
versity of Florida College of Law.
She danced with the Tampa Civic Ballet and was


Magnolia Ave. to White Ave., Anna Maria City,
Angeli Vergillo coordinator. Seven volunteers picked
up five trash bagfuls, two of them recyclable, on a mile
and a half of shore.
Shoreline on east side of Manatee Avenue near
Leverocks restaurant, Matt Willey coordinator. Two
volunteers fouhd eight bags of trash, one recyclable, on
a mile of shore; Willey noted five old tires found their
way to his area.
Fourth Street South to 10th Street South, Bradenton
beach, Mike Johns coordinator. Seven volunteers, four
bags, two recyclable, on a quarter-mile of beach.
Fourth Street South to 17th Street, Bradenton Beach,
Linda Sanders coordinator. Sixteen bags, six recyclable,
plus "a big dead bird" on a mile of Gulf beach.
Coquina Bayside Park, Leffis Key area, Carl
Keeler coordinator. Nine volunteers filled 19 bags with
trash, nine recyclable, on a mile of shore.
Anna Maria City Pier to Magnolia Avenue. Three
volunteers found six bagfuls, two recyclable, on a quar-
ter-mile of shore.

gold medal winner in the Paderewski piano competi-
tion, and was author of a book on forensic evidence.
She was president of the Institute for Advanced
Medical Studies in Atlanta.
Surviving in addition to her mother and her hus-
band are uncles Sebastian and Edmundo Gonzalez;
aunts Julie Cigarran and Paquita Escalante; and a
nephew, cousins and godchildren.

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Board fines homeowner $500 for incomplete work


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board fined
Martin W. Annis $500 for a past violation and will add
$50 per day starting April 3 if the violation continues.
The case, which has dragged on for more than a
year, concerns unpermitted construction at a residence
owned by Annis at 403 39th St. Annis was first
brought before the board in January 1997.
Violations include the lack of a fire separation wall
and unpermitted wiring on the ground floor. The board
voted to find Annis in violation and gave him 30 days
from the day of inspection to correct the violations.
Due to personnel changes, the case "fell into the
cracks," Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich
said. He said that in October, Annis sent the city a letter


stating he would have the work done by Jan. 1, 1998.
Wunderlich said he was hired in December and after
learning about the case, he called Annis in February.
"He said some of the work had been done but not all
of it and he intends to get it done," Wunderlich noted. "I
asked to meet with him to see what progress he's made,
and he said he was too busy and didn't have time. I told
him to call me in two weeks so I could look at it."
He called Annis twice but got no response,
Wunderlich said. He then submitted an affidavit stat-
ing he had not seen the property but based on his last
conversation with Annis, the work was not done.
"There's a long history that shows there's been no
cooperation," Chairman Charles Stealey said. "There
should be a fire now one large enough to get the
violator's attention and then there should be another


time frame set."
In other business, Wunderlich told the board that
the city's new ordinance reducing the size of parking
spaces will add 15 spaces to Marina Bay restaurant.
Restaurant owner Bill Zalla was cited by the board in
January because his parking lot is 35 spaces short ac-
cording to the number of seats in the building.
The board gave Zalla 90 days to find a solution.
Wunderlich said Zalla is negotiating with Eckerd for
shared parking and has also asked the city commission
to consider a less stringent method of determining the
required number of parking spaces.
Stealey said the matter is to be resolved by the
board's next meeting on April 24. He told Wunderlich
to advise Zalla to file a request for an extension prior
to the meeting if he is close to resolving the issue.


Touring Island history
These residents from Asbury Tower and Manor in
Bradenton were recently treated to a tour by docents
at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Mu-
seum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Since it was a
Wednesday, several of the visitors took the opportu-
nity to purchase some of the museum's popular Early
Settler's Bread. For more information, call the
museum at 778-0492. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
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Experienced and novice students in kindergar-
ten through grade 12 are invited to audition for one
of many parts in a touring children's theater produc-
tion of "Pinocchio" to be presented April 10 and
April 11 at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theater
in Bradenton.
The Missoula Children's Theater will hold au-
ditions from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at
the Players theater, 102 Old Main St. All those au-
ditioning should plan to be there for the full two
hours. Assistant directors will also be cast to aid in
rehearsals throughout the week and to take on essen-
tial backstage responsibilities. Some of those cast
will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately
following the tryouts.
Rehearsals will then be held from 3:30 to 5:30
and from 6 to 8 p.m. daily prior to performances at


7 p.m. Friday, April 10, and at 3 and 7 p.m. Satur-
day, April 11, at the theater.
Among the roles to be filled are the Blue Fairy,
Jiminy Cricket, the Fox and Cat, Candlewick and
Crew, urchins, Pleasure Isle kids, puppets and toys.
MCT's week's residency in Bradenton is spon-
sored by the Entre Nous Club of Bradenton,
Florida's Department of State, Division of Cultural
Affairs, through the Florida Arts Council and
through individual contributions.
MCT touring productions are complete with
costumes, scenery, props and makeup. Its profes-
sional actor/directors will conduct all rehearsals and
the three grand-finale performances.
Tickets to the shows will be $10 per person. For
more information, call Manatee Players Managing
Director Rob Prescott at 748-0111.


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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 83 will of-
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7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday starting April 8 in the caf-
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Bradenton. There is a fee for materials but no cost for the
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The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
and First National Bank of Manatee will sponsor a free
estate planning seminar from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday,
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TV in your future.
The Islander Bystander and Air & Energy of
Holmes Beach have donated a 32-inch ProScan Super
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"Affaire to Remember 1998," the Anna Maria Island
Community Center's spring auction benefit.
Only 400 advance tickets, at $10 apiece, will be
sold. An additional 100 tickets are reseverved for the
night of the drawing which will be held at the auction
on Saturday night, April 18. The winner does not have
to be present at the auction.
Last year's raffle for a a grandfather clock.was a
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We taxed our brains to come up with another prize
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It seems half the patrons at the bars we distributed
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limited number of tickets and maybe increase the do-
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and with so many people buying multiples of $1 tick-
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and with Air & Energy printing the tickets and the
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Delivering good will to Guatemalan orphans


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Larry Maschino and Gary Dingier are off again for
Guatemala, another phase of an ambitious program to
build an orphanage for hundreds of children.
This time they will take a couple of their own chil-
dren with them, along with 28 other volunteers, all
from the Church of the Cross in Bradenton. All pay
their own way for the privilege of "working like horses
14 hours a day for two weeks," said Maschino.
The project is one Maschino started eight years ago
and "watched it grow from a dry desert plot of land to
a building and soon a complex of several buildings."
The first building will get the first orphans in April,
and a grand opening is on the Maschino party's sched-
ule. That first cinder block building was a year and a
half in the construction, but its companion buildings
will be faster, Maschino said.
He has been a letter carrier at the Bradenton Beach
Post Office for 22 years, and tended bar at the old Pete
Reynard's restaurant in Holmes Beach three years be-
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Beautiful baskets at museum open house
Visitors to the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum recently enjoyed watching Jean Taylor weave baskets
using plants and other natural objects. Visitors also watched demonstrations of quilting by Elnora Worth and
palm frond weaving by Rosemary Carter during the open house to celebrate Manatee County's annual Heri-
tage Weeks. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.

Chamber honors volunteer Whitney
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com- She has resigned that post due to personal obliga-
merce has honored one of its most valuable volun- tions, but the Chamber board of directors is hope-
teers, Carolyn Whitney, with a plaque recognizing ful that she may occasionally be available on a con-
her outstanding contribution to the Chamber and sulting basis.
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Intricately engraved eggs and a wide variety of pieces
by members of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will
be on display during the month of April at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Engraving artist Pamela Jennette, a 16-year resident
of Bradenton Beach, utilizes a special instrument similar
to a dentist's drill to create her detailed pieces. She began
her technique after seeing a demonstration at a trade show
in Tampa in 1985, and has since done engraving on glass
and mirrors as well as eggs. She says the eggshell's fra-
gility makes it the most challenging surface.
Selections in oil, watercolor, acrylics and pastels
will be presented in the Guild's display entitled "Island
Art by Island Artists." The exhibit was coordinated by
Guild Director Zoe Von Averkamp.
Since the Artists Guild was founded in 1989, its
membership has grown to almost 200 artists and art
lovers. Its activities include classes, poetry nights, an
annual Heritage Days Festival in November and dis-
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Open house at Cortez

schoolhouse Friday
Here's your chance to tour what is hoped to become the newest public
building in Cortez.
Friday, from 3-6 p.m., the former school and home of artist Robert Sail-
ors will be open to the public. The open house is sponsored by Florida Insti-
tute for Saltwater Heritage and will feature iced tea and mullet spread com-
pliments of Blue Fulford.





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Ruth Culbreath, left, at 86 is the oldest living graduate of the Cortez
school. She is joined by son Richard Culbreath, Mary Fulford Green and
Deanie Taylor at the native's picnic last Saturday in the village.

The ground



















Some of the details in Sailors house include dedicated horse fountain
DeanieTaylo at th natie's pinic lst S ~atray i te ilage. l1,;


ds at the back of the estate encompass much of the 4 1/2 acres of property of the olc


Robert Sailors yarns are still in the house, which doubled as gallery and studio


Sailors workroom, complete with two looms.


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Cortez schoolhouse and include ponds.


A tapestry of tile highlights a fountain along a wall in the rear of the house.


for Sailors.


Water is visible from almost every part of the house, as this fountain illustrates.
Islander Photos: Paul Roat


Sailors

home may

weave

Cortezians

a new

community

center
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Robert Sailors was "a contented man
with a lot of accomplishments, very satisfied
with his life in Cortez."
So an old friend describes the late artist
who owned the big schoolhouse in Cortez,
which the people of the fishing village are
trying to acquire from Sailors' estate.
William Biscontine of Bradenton still
takes care of the old building, deserted since
Sailors' death of cancer in 1995 at age 82.
It's a sizable chore, but a labor of respect
and affection for the tall old man who made
an international reputation by weaving art
and was constantly astounded by success.
Biscontine said Sailors taught and prac-
ticed his art at the Cranbrook Art Academy
in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The school's first
president was Eero Saarinen, famed archi-
tect and designer. When Saarinen died in
1961 his son Errol took over.
"He or his father did the St. Louis arch,
among many. other projects," said
Biscontine. "Bob (Sailors) was involved in
many of them and a lot more buildings and
programs besides.
"For instance, he was commissioned by
Frank Lloyd Wright to weave the fabric for
the interior of Alder House in Wisconsin
when Wright designed it."
His works hang in the Smithsonian In-
stitution in Washington, D.C., and in many
other galleries and museums across the U.S.
Sailors was the first weaver to use and
teach the electric power loom, and a pioneer
in weaving mobiles of iridescent threads and
yarns, said his friend Biscontine. He contin-
ued his pioneering ways in Cortez "He
used natural material, things that dropped
off a tree or that he picked in the yard, and
he wove them into wall hangings."
He kept on creating after he retired and
bought the old schoolhouse in 1974. Not
only weaving, but in the property itself: He
cleared its 4 1/2 acres of tons of junk and
turned the grounds into a park with foun-
tains, ponds and plantings.
The building is of masonry faced with
brick, Biscontine said, never air conditioned
because its 18-inch-thick walls,'ceiling fans
and open windows kept it cool in summer.
Sailors was tall, six feet three or four, and
slim. Never married, he did his own cooking
and worked at his art right up to the end.
"He was very humble," said Biscontine.
"He was always amazed to see his name in
art books.
"He was sort of a happy-go-lucky man,
especially happy in his life here. He loved
Cortez and appreciated the good years he
spent in the village."
The people of Cortez are pressing the
state to contribute $320,000 and Manatee
County $100,000 to buy the property. The
county's Board of County Commissioners
has the $100,000 proposal on the agenda for
its meeting at 9 a.m. April 7 at the County
Administration Building, 1112 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.
Cortez would use the property for a
park, marine museum, old-photo gallery and
meeting place for special events.






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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 21, found property a wallet, 100 block
of North Bay Boulevard.
March 25, theft of a bicycle, 100 block of Cedar.
March 25, found property a camera, lens and
filter, 200 block of Gladiolus.

Bradenton Beach
March 19, burglary to an automobile, 201 Gulf
Drive N., Oma's Pizza. The victim reported a person
unknown broke the driver's side window and removed
.a briefcase valued at $200 and containing $2,000 in
cash, business books and personal papers.
March 20, grand theft auto, 2601 Gulf Drive,
Sandpiper Mobile Home Park. The officer located a
stolen van in the park and observed the suspect ap-
proach the van and enter it using keys. When he asked
what she was doing, the suspect said she was taking the
van to the owner in Palmetto.
The officer advised the suspect that the owner had
reported the van stolen and a criminal capias affidavit
had been filed listing her as the suspect. She was placed
in custody.
March 20, criminal mischief, 2500 block of Av-
enue B. The complainant reported he found numerous
finishing nails stuck into the walls of the residence
which was under construction. He also found that a
small fire had been started on the third floor but it
caused no damage. Damages were $100.
March 22, criminal mischief, 2502 Gulf Drive,
SEcono Lodge. The complainant reported a person un-
known dented the roof, scratched the trunk and hood
and bent the gas tank door of the vehicle. Damages
were $500.
March 23, domestic battery, 2400 block of Av-
enue B. According to the report, when the officer ar-


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rived at the residence, the suspect was standing in the
doorway stating, "I did it. I hit her. Take me to jail."
The officer said the suspect appeared to be intoxicated
and the victim had blood on her shirt and a bleeding
swollen lip. The suspect was placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
March 20, theft of a bicycle valued at $160, 2600
block of East Bay Drive.
March 20. burglary to an automobile, 3600 block
of East Bay Drive, The victim reported a person un-
known cut open the passenger side vinyl window and
removed speakers valued at $50.
March 21, alarm, 5600 Marina Drive, Domino's
Pizza. While investigating an alarm, the officer found
a severe water leak and contacted the management.
March 22, disorderly intoxication, resisting with-
out violence, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The com-
plainant reported the subject was being belligerent and
causing a disturbance and refused to leave. The officer
asked the subject to leave numerous times and advised
him he would be placed in custody if he continued to
refuse. When the subject refused to leave, the officer
escorted him from the bar. The subject pulled away and
began to resist and was placed in custody. He had to be
forcibly handcuffed, said the report.
March 22, drunk, 700 Manatee Avenue, King
Fish Ramp. The complainant reported an intoxicated
person and the officer found the subject, who spoke
very little English. The subject was able to show the
officer where he was staying and the officer took him
home.
March 23, vandalism, 2800 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported a person unknown broke a
mailbox flag. Damages were $5.
March 24, theft, 5600 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported that she noticed her car phone
missing at the beginning of the month but thought she
had misplaced it. When she called the phone company
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March 24, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, possession of paraphernalia, 5600 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported two subjects were
sitting in a vehicle smoking marijuana. When the of-
ficer approached the vehicle, the driver's window was
down and the interior light was on.
The officer said he observed Jacob Shuffstall, 18,
of Holmes Beach, rolling a marijuana cigarette and
Raymond Croslin, 21, of Holmes Beach, putting a bag
of marijuana in his bookbag. Both were placed in cus-
tody.
While performing a search, the officer found a
pack of rolling papers in Shuffstall's pocket and a pipe
on the seat where Croslin had been.sitting. The officer
found the mouthpiece to the pipe, a set of scales and a
bag of marijuana in Croslin's bookbag. Both were is-
sued summonses and released.
March 25, disturbance, 300 block of 58th Street.
The officer responding to a 911 hang-up found two
subjects having a verbal altercation. Both said they had
injunctions against each other. The subject who did not
live at the residence was placed in custody. The officer
explained the purpose and rules of an injunction to
both.
March 25, found property a camera, 3232 East
Bay Drive, Subway.
March 25, trespass, 248 S. Harbor Drive. The
complainant issued trespass warning to skateboarders.
March 26, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victim re-
ported a person unknown removed a wallet containing
a driver's license, credit cards, a safety deposit box key
and a car key.
March 26, 5700 block of Carissa. The victim
brought a juvenile to the police department and said he
caught the juvenile stealing his bicycle. The juvenile
said he had an accomplice who fled. The victim de-
clined to press charges and the officer took the juvenile
home and advised his father of the situation.

























Newlyweds
Jeana Malin and Scott Finley at Bean Point, where
they were married on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, by
Rev. Charles Shook. The bridegroom is the son of
Lois Finley of Perico Bay Club and Ed and Debra
Finley ofBradenton. The bride is the daughter of
Gene Poehner and Debbie Vance of Cincinnati,
Ohio. Islander Photo courtesy Lois Finley


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Richardson, Mitchell
engaged
Colleen Richardson of South Glens Falls, N.Y.,
and Jay Richardson of Bradenton announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Heather Jane Richardson of St.
Petersburg, to Christopher Place Mitchell, also of St.
Petersburg. Mitchell is the son of Kathleen and Curtis
Mitchell of Holmes Beach.
The couple will wed Aug. 1 at Saints Peter and
Paul the Apostles Catholic Church in Bradenton.
The prospective bride graduated from the Univer-
sity of Florida in 1992 and from the St. Petersburg Jun-
ior College of Nursing in 1996. The prospective bride-
groom graduated from the University of Florida in
1996. Both are employed as registered nurses at
Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

Holmes, Early wed
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Merritt of Village Green,
Bradenton, have announced the marriage of their
daughter, Janice K. Holmes of Holmes Beach, to Don
D. Early of Bradenton. The couple were wed March 8
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Island Baseball

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

Late rally beats AMFD
Anna Maria Fire District played inspired baseball
for three innings before Kiwanis finally took a 5-3 lead
in the bottom of the third inning then, pouring it on,
they secured an 18-3 win last week.
Bobby Gibbons took the pitching win going three
innings while giving up zero hits and striking out three
batters. Leading the way at the plate was Evan Wolfe
who went 4 for 5 with four RBIs and Daniel Miller who
went 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored.
AMFD took the early lead when Chase Parker
and Michael Cramer reached base on walks and
scored on passed balls for a 2-0 lead. Kiwanis came
right back when Sam Wolfe walked and advanced
around the bases on passed balls to cut the AMFD
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Evan Wolfe then tied the score when he plated
Robby Dial who had walked with an RBI single mak-
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Brett Milks.
Brian Lucas walked and advanced to third after a
pop out and a strike out. Bobby Gibbons stepped up to
the plate and promptly laid down a bunt trying to


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Gibbons, covering home to nail Vensel.
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 22
Kiwanis came back in the bottom of the inning to
take the lead when a walk to Robby Dial and consecu-
tive strikeouts of Evan Wolfe and Stark brought up
Miller with two outs. Miller responded with an RBI
single to plate Dial and tie the score.
Lucas and Zack Hill then reached base on a walk
and a hit-by-pitch, setting the stage for Sam Wolfe who
hit a hard grounder that got past the shortstop for a two-
run error, giving Kiwanis a 5-3 lead.
Kiwanis held AMFD to Katrina Lathrop's single in
the top of the fourth to-hold its lead, then proceeded to
add to it in their half of the inning.
Gibbons got them started when he drew a walk off
of Erik Stahr. Dial then followed with a pop fly to short
left field that dropped in, putting runners on first and
second and Evan Wolfe at bat.
Wolfe extended the lead with a two-run double
making it 7-3, then scored on Aaron Stark's single,
making the score 8-3. Miller followed with a single of
his own to plate Stark and kept running until he reached
third, where he easily scored on Sam Wolfe's infield
single to make the score 9-3.
Kiwanis scored two more runs when Mike
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Lucas and Evan Wolfe, making the score 12-3.
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Power Squadron installs leaders for 40th year
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron recently held its change of watch ceremonies aboard the Seafood Shack
Showboat. Sending greetings as they prepare to lead the squadron during its 40th year of teaching safe boating in
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Feb. 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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disabled and adrift 40 miles south of the Dry Tortugas.
Station Cortez passed the information on the Coast
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less were sent to the scene. Repairs to the sailing ves-
sel were made at sea and the vessel was escorted to Key
West.
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patrol, a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel from Flotilla 87
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ramp.
March 1, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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Sola Bay. A Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel from Flotilla
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sults.
March 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a vessel aground in north
Sarasota Bay waving a distress flag. A Coast Guard and
Coast Guard Auxiliary boat responded and transported
the two people aboard to shore. The boat was anchored
until a higher tide.
March 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an 18-foot vessel aground
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contacted and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
March 4, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
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March 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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dio and the boat's operator said he had had engine
trouble but was on his way to port.
March 6, Boarding. A 23-foot sailboat was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound and a warning for improper spac-
ing on the hull registration numbers was issued.
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Cortez received a report of a person in the water in
front of the station. While responding, the station fire
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Buddy, could you spare a glass of water?


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
How much are you willing to pay for a glass of
water? To wash your dishes? To flush your toilet?
Right now all that water's pretty cheap, say less
than $1 for 1,000 gallons of potable water delivered to
your home on the Island. Ninety-six cents to be exact,
for your first 6,000 gallons every month.
Then the price starts going up a little. The next
9,000 gallons cost $1.03 per 1,000 gallons and after
that, the price goes to $1.50 a thousand.
If you've ever spent a day in an area where you
couldn't drink the water, you'll probably agree these
are astoundingly cheap prices. And they're typical
along the West Coast of Florida.

Future shock
How much longer our water is going to be cheap
is one of the big questions facing our political leaders.
The one thing most politicians can agree on is that
water is probably the single most limiting factor in
Florida's growth.
And yet we're sitting here surrounded on three
sides by water. Florida, that is. Anna Maria Island is




Islander
sworn in
Raymond L. Paysour
of Holmes Beach and
Shirley Ann Northrop
of Palmetto were
recently sworn in as
vice commander and
commander respec-
tively of U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 81 in a cer-
emohy at the
Bradenton Yacht Club.


obviously surrounded on all sides, but not a drop of it
is fit to drink.
"There's no limit to how much water we have,"
one political leader said years ago, "just how much
people are willing to pay for it." And it's going to cost
more in the future. Maybe a lot more.

Now what?
Up in our neighboring counties to the north the wa-
ter crisis is far worse than anything we face here at the
moment. The population is already huge in Hillsborough
and Pinellas counties and growing by the day. On top of
that, future planning carried out by Manatee County over
the years including provisions for surface water supplies,
never got done in Hillsborough or Pinellas because they
could easily pump all the water they wanted out of wells
in really low population areas like Pasco County. So they
still depend almost exclusively on wellfields, and some of
those are not far from drying up or being destroyed by
saltwater intrusion.
Lakes, some of them pretty big, have dried up
north of the Tampa/St. Pete metropolitan area. The in-
creased rains brought on by El Nino this winter have
certainly helped a little, but it takes a long time for


surface water to drain down into the water table. Years,
maybe decades and perhaps centuries.
Besides, Pasco is growing fast itself these days,
and is raising a fuss over all its water going elsewhere.
So last year the West Coast Regional Water Sup-
ply Authority, which controls water supplies for
Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, bit the bullet and
called for proposals on doing the ultimate making
freshwater from saltwater.
They want a desalination plant that can produce 20
million gallons a day. Eventually they'd like a plant or
series of plants that could produce 50 million gallons
a day. Last year West Coast put out a call for propos-
als for such a plant.

How much?
A total of five companies stepped up and presented
bids for the 20-million-gallon-a-day plant. Interest-
ingly, four of them want to put plants on Tampa Bay
and one would build near Tarpon Springs on the Gulf
of Mexico.
Since the board of the West Coast Regional Water
Supply won't make its final decision on a contractor
until September, the story obviously isn't over yet. But
the apparent favorite is a subsidiary of Florida Power
Corporation called Progress Energy. The reason it's the
favorite is that it's offering the lowest price of the five
contenders, $2.29 for 1,000 gallons.
That's wholesale, and about half of what the high-
est price of the five proposals worked out to be.
On top of that price, you have to add in the cost of
lines, maintenance, utility management and all that. So
let's say it comes to $2.50 a thousand.

But not us
... at least not yet. Manatee County still has those
renewable surface water supplies such as the lakes I
mentioned earlier, so we're not faced with an approxi-
mate 250 percent water bill increase in the foreseeable
future. But think of the impact that could have on our
neighbors to the north.
For one thing you could forget about any industrial
development that uses water in any quantity. And that
means fewer jobs being created. That can produce real
social problems not to mention golf courses.
Just remember that nearly all of central and south
Florida face water problems in the future, and it's
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Aboard 34-foot iF
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April 2: Inshore April 9: Offshore 6 to 9 p.m.

Call 778-1908 to register.
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Fee includes limited-edition T-shirt* and artificial lure.
Please specify large or ex-large T-shirt on registration.
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Fish college starts; kings starting to start, too


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Don't forget that the Anna Maria Island Fishing
College will be held April 2 and 9 at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria.
Classes begin at 6 p.m. both days, and should
conclude by 9 p.m.
As in the past, the event will feature both back-
water and offshore angling tips for fishers every-
thing from rigging to castnetting to bottom and top-
water action.
Registration is $25 for either backwater or off-
shore courses, or $35 for the pair of classes. 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 from 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.
As to fishing action this week:
Anglers at the Rod and Reel Pier report lots of
pompano, a few redfish, three or four drum and a
gradual increase in the number of snook hanging
around the pilings.
Folks on the four-hour trips aboard the Miss
Cortez Fishing Fleet averaged 150 head of Key
West grunts. The six-hour trips averaged 1'75 head of
black sea bass, porgies, mangrove snapper, Key
West grunts and lane snapper. The nine-hour trips
averaged 50 head of black grouper, mangrove snap-
per, red grouper and lane snapper.
Annie's Bait &-TackieRsaid that Capt. Zack on
the Dee Jay II said he's finding a mixed-bag fishing
with minost phenomenal numbers of pompano -
Sybil Wais of New York brought in a six-pounder
last week, and one charter landed a 20-inch pom-
pano. Other action includes 24-inch trout, 30-inch
reds',32-incic snook and flouihder, bluefish, sheeps-
head, Spanish mackerel, jack cravelle and a 40-
pound cobia that was too much for eight-pound-test
line.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
George Wilson, who just started wade fishing,
caught a nice-sized keeper snook and redfish in back
of Perico Bay. Mike Turbin, who was also wade fish-
ing, caught a mess of keeper fish in Palma Sola Bay.


FISHING CHARTERS
FULL OR HALF DAY
Pleasure Cruises Egmont Excursions
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Please 7 7819 0 Heistand


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Full & Half Day Trips
Custom Trips Available

Captain Steven Salgado
Owner/Operator
Lifetime experience in local waters
U.S.C.G. Licensed
Custom built Privateer
Fishing License, Ice, Bait & Tackle
Furnished
Docked at
Cortez Fishing Center
778-9712


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Full & Half Day Trips
Custom Trips Available
Reef & Wreck Fishing
Docked at Cortez Fishing Center
Captain Roy Salgado
Owner/Operator
Lifetime experience in local waters
U.S.C.G. Licensed
31-foot custom built Morgan
Latest electronics
Fishing License, Ice
Bait & Tackle Furnished
779-2178


Carl added that shrimp are readily available and
seem to be working well as bait.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's
finding good-sized grouper in about 50 feet of wa-
ter, with one trip producing 17 keepers. Farther out
into the Gulf, he's getting mangrove snapper and is
starting to see large schools of bait.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's noticing a few snook
showing up, but most of his catches were redfish,
pompano on the flats, sheepshead and one 30-pound
cobia.
On my boat Magic we're catching a few reds up
to 27 inches, sonie good-sized trout, a few small
snook and lots and lots of sheepshead.
Capt. Thorn Smith out of Anglers Repair said
he's putting his charters onto snapper near the Sky-
way Bridge reefs, redfish from Miguel Bay and trout
in Terra Ceia Bay.
Capt. Tom Chaya said white bait should start to
show up any day now. In his backwater report, Capt.
Tom is bringing in trout and pompano on the
seagrass flats and redfish near the docks.
Capt. Steve Salgado is still catching redfish and
sheepshead.
Capt. Jason Henzell on the Neva-Miss said he's
finding grouper action to be very good now, with 20-
pounders not uncommon, as well as lane snapper and
cobia all in abbut 50 to 80 feet of water in the Gulf.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Deep South is having
excellent results going after grouper, both red and
gags, and snapper on the offshore reefs. He's also
getting into a few kingfish and expects more any day
now.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said the better
weather has resulted in better fishing in the past few
days. Reports of lots and lots of pompano mean good
news for anglers, plus there are good reports of trout,
redfish and snook being caught as well as cobia,
flounder and mangrove snapper in the backwaters.
Offshore, look for some excellent grouper fish-
ing, with 30 pounds not an uncommon size. Kingfish
action is starting to pick up, and there are still a few
of those 50-pound amberjack on the offshore wrecks.
Tom at Captain's Marina said pompano and
permit have been showing up at their docks.
Capt. Mike Greig reports limit catches of pom-
pano, nice-sized trout and cobia up to 35 pounds.
Good luck and good fishing.


Poundin' down on pompano
Rick Bartizal, left, took time out from his spring
break from Wisconsin went out with Capt. Mike
Greig and brought back a slew ofpompano.


Anna Maria Island Tides

Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Apr2 3:04 2.1 11:14 -0.1
FQ Apr3 4:10 1.9 --
Apr4 12:33 -0.1 5:36 1.8 --
Apr5 10:01 1.3 1:42 -0.1 7:09 1.8 12:54 1.2
Apr6 11:13 1.4 3:36 -0.1 9:25 1.7 3:18 1.0
Apr 7 11:30 1.5 4:18 0.0 10:27 1.7 4:14 0.8
Apr 8 11:45 1.5 4:53 0.1 11:16 1.7 4:56 0.6
Apr 9 12:00 1.6 5:21 0.2 5:31 0.4
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LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKERi
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FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


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2BA home on private and picturesque canal with views of
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BEAUTIFUL BAY PALMS Meticulously renovated 3BR/
3BA Island canalfront residence is awaiting your en-
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CASUAL ELEGANCE ON BIMINI BAY This 2-3BR/
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boat lift. Impeccably maintained. $549,000. Call
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II TKEMS FORE SAL'El m IESFRSL^E Cntned GARE ;ALES Cn inu l


NEVER USED dining table and chairs $150. Coffee
and end tables $60 each. Queen bed frame, mattress
and spring $150. Call 778-3184.
ORGAN LOWREY PARADE with bench in excellent
condition. Call 761-8156.
EIGHT BICYCLES- Two cruisers, one 18-speed, one
15-speed, four 16-inch child's. Local pager 215-4656.
A/C's BUY, SELL, TRADE. Local pager 215-4656.
PVC PATIO SET Round table 41", four chairs, blue
and white with nylon cushions $125. Two heavy,
sturdy wood step ladders, 6 ft.-8 ft. $25 each.
TWO BEAUTIFUL TWIN decorator comforters, shell
pink. $25 each .778-2903.
WATERBED QUEEN SIZE with heated, motionless
mattress and six-drawer oak frame. $100. 778-2629.
FURNITURE. LEATHER CORNER-sectional sofa
including recliner and fold-away queen size bed
$700. Mediterranean-style dining table and six chairs
$175. Open curio cabinet $75. Cocktail table $60.
King-size bedroom set $400. All furniture Florida-
style and like-new. 779-1101.
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.


AIR CONDITIONERS (2) Room units, just serviced,
work great, northern units, no salt corrosion. $125
and $200. 778-1562.


ROSER GUILD Thrift Shop. Open Tues., Thurs., Fri.,
9:30-2 Sat. 9-12. Clothing, etc. 511 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, across from Chapel.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Apr. 4, 7-? Wicker, wrought
iron, Ethan Allen, plants, women's Treck bike/car
rack, bedding, much more. 611 Gladstone Lane,
Key Royale.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Apr. 3 & 4, 8-2. Toys,
clothes, books, knick knacks, table and chairs, bar-
becue, household. 303A 62nd Street, Holmes Beach.
SAVE ANNA MARIA yard sale. Sat., Apr. 4, 8-3.
Great prices, great stuff. 79th Street and Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach.
ESTATE SALE Thur., Apr. 2, 9-2. 7089 Longboat Dr.
N., north end of LBK in the village. Beautifully fur-
nished, nearly all items less than 4-years old.
Washed rattan sofa, love seat, coffee and end table
set; white-wicker twin bed set; natural-wicker twin
bed set; washed-oak dining set with six chairs and
server; wicker love seat sofa and end tables from
Pamaro shop; pair of LA-Z-BOY sofa bed, rattan di-
nette, TV, silk flowers, fountain, set of Corelle, kero-
sene heater, kitchenware, fireplace tools, miscella-
neous accessories. Sale by Julie McClure, 747-3101.
Quality sales for 25 years.
FOUR FAMILY GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Apr. 3 &
4, 8-2. Lawnmower, tools, deacon bench. 508 71st
Street, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Moving out. Sat., Apr. 4, 9-12, no
early birds. 2503 Avenue C, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat. & Sun., April 4 & 5.9-4 Sat. and
9-1 Sun.. Furniture, drop-in stove and oven, garage
refrigerator, books, dishes, clothing, shop grinder,
and much, much more! Also, original watercolors by
local artist. 305 Poinsettia, Anna Maria.


MOVING SALE Five-foot blue velvet bench seat; hall
table buried maple top; beige recliner, set of four
Rattan bar stools, leaded stained glass hanging
lamp, Clarity phone (amplifies sound) still in box, all
good condition $50 each. Elegant black and gold
china cabinet. Oriental figures. Glass and solid doors.
Best offer over $750.778-5817.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Apr. 4, 9-12. Household items,
European-style ladies business attire size 10/12, liv-
ing room and bedroom furniture. 410 Poinsettia,
Anna Maria. No early birds.
YARD SALE Sat. & Sun., Apr. 4 & 5, 8-3.
Lawnmower, furniture, bikes, tools, patio furniture,
sectional sofa, dining room table w/ four chairs, more.
2915 Avenue C.


LOST DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT ring between 836
South Bay and Ato's. If found, please call 778-7618.


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.

YOGA AND MEDITATION with Harmony Feldman.
New sessions beginning after Easter. New class for
youngsters ages 6 10, 10 16 after school. 778-3892.
BINGO EVERY THURSDAY at 7pm, smoke free.
Annie Silver Community Center, corner of Avenue C
and 23rd Street, Bradenton Beach.
VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978.


SUN PLAZA WEST $299,000.
Gulffront 2BR/2BA with two bal-
conies directly on the Gulf of
Mexico. #CH28693.
HOLMES BEACH $164,900.
2BR/2BA home with eat-in
kitchen, dining room, tile roof and
deeded boat slip. #CH27251.
HOMES BEACH INVESTMENT
$210,000. One efficiency, one
2BR/1BA with garage and one
2BR/1BA with carport. #CH26624.


Richard Estock
REALTOR
Hablo Espanol
Office:
S941-778-0766 ext. 215
800-778-8448
Home:
941-794-6303
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2BR/2BA Canal home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Pool home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Key Royal home


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


3BR/2BA Key Royale home $3,200 mo
CONDO
2BR/2BA Bayview Terrace, 3 rto. min. $1,800 mo
S2BR/1BA Across street frorrr the Gulf $1,800 mo
36RR/2BA Pine Bay Forest, 3 mo. min. $2,300 mo
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REDUCED by $42,000!


PASTEL MEXICAN VILLA Completely
renovated including state-of-the-art kitchen with
vaulted ceiling, artistically painted, dome
lighting. Gorgeous Italian tile throughout. Tile
countertops and breakfast bar. Terrific location
close to Gulf of Mexico. Just reduced to
$317,000. #KS27432. Call Karin Stephan today
388-1267.

Karin Stephan /
REALTOR
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GREAT LOCATION IN PARADISE $199,000. 2BR/2BA home located on a deep-water canal with bay view from the boat dock. Large
party deck with cage pool. A warm and cozy home well cared for. #21348. Must see! Call Don Pampuch 778-3111.
LMA SOLA BLVD. LOT $129,500. Build your dream home on this corner lot in a beautiful residential neighborhood. #27452. Call
Langlois 795-8748 orrofHeinz 8-5059. ...
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Realtor
Island resident for 12 years


RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE


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REALTORM/CRS
778-5059


GREAT DUPLEX PROPERTIES
Offering two identical 2BR units fully furnished and
short block to beach. Beautifully maintained and excel-
lent seasonal rental history. Priced to sell at $185,000.










GULFVIEW DUPLEX with two turnkey units only 75ft.
to choice Anna Maria beach. Upper unit has panoramic
Gulf view and both units are great
winter and summer rentals. Asking $419,500.



since
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ARE LC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN .LT BROKER
'We ARE thesI.1snj"
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.
HOUSE CAT NEEDS HOME Nice, quiet, lap cat, 7-
years old. Moving wife, new baby. Please save her!
Call 778-0934.
FABULOUS AND UNIQUE GIFT items for pet
lovers. Brochure, send stamped self-addressed
envelope to Adrian D'Lanod, 3618 Southern Pkwy.,
Bradenton FL 34205.
COCKATIELS HAND-FED babies. Call 761-8156.


1978 450 SEL MERCEDES silver, leather seats,
sunroof. $3,500. Call 779-2393.
1985 TOYOTA CRESSIDA four door in excellent
condition. $1,700. Call 778-8571.
1986 CHEVY EUROSPORT four-door, 2.8 liter, 6 cyl-
inder, cold A/C, runs good, 110,000 miles. Many new
parts. $800 firm. Call 383-0608, leave message.
BUY ONE GET one free! Two Jaguars, XJ6. Silver,
1984, engine apart, good body. White 1985 Runs
well, cold air. $4,000 total (or buy one). 778-1589 or
778-0777.


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 modern, full-service marina.
778-2255.

38-FOOT HOUSEBOAT for sale. Great live aboard,
sleep 7, loto of dOeu pauer-Hy bridge, full kitchen
and bath. $18,500 OBO. Call 792-9100, 9-5.
18-FOOT "4-WINNS" 1983 with trailer, I/O engine,
good condition. Priced for quick sale $3,500. Call
778-6162.
10-FOOT ALUMINUM boat with 4.0 hp Johnson.
Excellent inshore fishing boat. Call 778-5976.


INFLATABLE SPORT BOAT $145. Sailing gear,
anchor, chain, rode, miscellaneous. Call 778-2903.
SAILBOAT, 11-FOOT Sea Snark, fiberglass skin,
foam core. $125. 778-1562.


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.
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.
DRIVER TO PICKUP donations of local charity. Knowl-
edgeable of Manatee and Sarasota county a plus, but
will train. Excellent pay. 778-4009 7-10 am or 5-6 pm.
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.
HIRING ALL POSITIONS Cooks, prep cook, wait staff,
host persons, dishwasher. Mr. Bones, 778-6614.
ISLAND HEALTH FOOD STORE needs cleanup and
prep person. Part time, after school hours OK. Apply
in person. Here's to Your Health. 778-4322.
HOUSEKEEPING PART TIME Bradenton Beach.
Call 778-7900.
PRIVATE RESORT NEEDS a housekeeper for
Saturday and vacations. Call 778-2353.


SEEKING JOURNALIST for award-winning weekly
staff. Must have experience writing features and/or
covering city beat. Web site development opportu-
nity. Resume, letter of interest to islander@mead.net
or write The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217. Fax 941-778-9392.
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.


QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE Professional,
experienced 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.,
airports, 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.

INCOME TAX SERVICE Over 30-years experience.
Ohio and Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney
Tax Service, 761-8156.

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


call us 1st



Visit us at our web site http://www.islandreal.com


FABULOUS BRADENTON BEACH BAYFRONT BEACH HOUSE on the
fourplex completely remodeled with 2BR/ north end of Anna Maria. Incredible views of
2BA each unit and solar-heated pool. High Tampa Bay and Egmont Key. Turnkey
occupancy and return! $549,000. furnished. $379,000.
Gr a nal o nt -Buy


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NEW LISTING! Gulf Breeze duplexes in DIRECT BAYFRONT Island home recently
prime location only 250 feet from the beach! remodeled with new dock, fireplace and all new
Three duplex total six units! $595,000. appliances. Cathedral ceilings make the interior
light and bright, large yard with room for a pool,
fruit trees and outdoor shower. $465,000.


CANALFRONT HOME with dock has great CHARMING CANALFRONT HOME
potential! 2BR/2BA with family room, eat-in with large Florida room and new tile. Third
kitchen, large master bedroom with cedar lined bedroom has separate entrance. Large
closets and garage. $209,000. lanai. $192,500.


JUST FIVE LOTS from the beach sits this
new "Reed Mapes" home west of Gulf Drive
with new Berber carpet, large screened
lanai, oversized two-car garage and easy to
maintain vinyl siding. $229,900.


TOTALLY RENOVATED with new carpet
and tile, appliances and kitchen! 3BR/2BA
elevated home has open front porch and wood
deck out back. Fireplace adds to the charm of
this Island gem steps to the beach! $229,000.


F-y-O'NAMMILL,~P L -1
WATERFRONT SHOWPLACE! Beautiful OUTSTANDING 3BR/2BA canalfront home
canalfront Island gem with pool, dock and with caged pool home with lovely water views.
grand foyer with waterfall and more! Light and bright interior has tile and terrazzo
$595,000. floors, open split plan and new A/C. $219,900.


ISLAND GEM! Large home has a real
"beachy" feel! 4BR/2BA with large
screened lanai, wood deck, outdoor shower
and more! Beautiful landscaping tops it off!
$279,500,


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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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.

CASTLE WATCH absentee-owner homecare. Let us
give you peace of mind. 12-years in the homecare
business. (941) 792-8737.

CLEANING ON ISLAND Experienced, references.
Please call 778-4284.

MR. BILL'S HANDYMAN Service. Thirty years
experience self-employed in the construction trade.
I am handy to have around. 778-1110.

"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Bonded.
Residential, commercial, homes, condos, rentals,
move in/move out. All cleaning products supplied. Es-
timates. Call Beverly at 778-1945.

IRONING DONE Sheets to shirts. Pickup and
delivery. Excellent Island references. Call 778-4192.

MAKE YOUR CAR OR BOAT shine. Mobile polish-
ing and detailing service. Free estimates. Call
778-5215.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER present ...

DIRECT BAYFRONT
-- tlot with three charming cot-
tageq that all have tenants
in place. Fantastic view of
Sarasota Bay and Sarasota
Skyline beyond. Use as an
investment or the future site
of your new home. Riparian rights. Direct bayfront on Anna
Maria Island for just $220,000!
ONE BLOCK TO BEACH! Elevated duplex with a 2BR/2BA
and 1BR/1BA. Each with cathedral ceilings, utility rooms.
Four-car covered parking. Well maintained. $137,000.

S/ GULFSTREAM
REALTY
941-778-7777


NEED PC ASSISTANCE? Want help getting on the
Internet? "@Ease with PC's" can help. Instruction,
problem resolution, upgrades. Most work done on
your premises. Most major packages. Sorry, no
Macs. Call Keith Allen at 792-8718.

TRANSPORTATION TO-AND FROM Tampa Airport
anytime. Call 778-7934.


LAWNS CUT palms trimmed, yards cleaned up. Shell
and mulch delivered and spread. Call David
.Bannigan at 778-6972.

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

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


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

IT'S TIME TO SPRUCE UP your yard. Creative
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 gar-
dening needs. Everything Under the Sun Garden
Centre, 5704 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
778-4441.


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JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.


NO BUGS FOR A YEAR! Guaranteed! Protection
Pest Control Inc. & Lawn Treatment. Call Bob
Bishop, our entomologist at 779-0028 for your free
pest control consultation.


DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.

CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
deodorizing. 794-1278.

NOT SATISFIED DON'T PAY! Pro-Clean carpet
and furniture cleaning. High power truck-mount
extraction, fast drying. "Call who the Realtors use."
Steve, 798-9118.


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.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.


www. Dialtheduncans@theptn.com


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HOLMES BEACH BAYFRONT Spectacular
views of bay and Intracoastal from this 3BR/
2BA residence with deep-water dock and lift.
Great central location. Offered at $379,500.
David Moynihan 778-7976.


ISLAND LIVING WITH INCOME Newly listed,
well-maintained 3BR/1.5BA spacious home on
double lot with guest or rental apartment. Short
walk to prime beach. $189,500. David
Moynihan 778-2246 or eves. 778-7976.

WATERFRONT
RESIDENCES
BAYFRONT ELEGANCE 3BR/2.5BA,
pool and deep-water dock. $695,000.
David Moynihan.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT 4BP/
3.5BA, pool/spa on 3/4 acres.
$630,000. David Moynihan.
FLAMINGO BAY 3BR/2BA on deep-
water canal $189,500. David
Moynihan.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX Turnkey fur-
nished, deep-water-dock $339,000.
David Moynihan.


ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Outstanding views
from this two-story masonry duplex offering 2BR/
1.5BA each unit, turnkey furnished. Possible to
convert to single family. Offered at $497,000. David
Moynihan 778-2246, eves. 778-7976. D28156.


CANAL HOME great for work or play. 2BR/
2BA with-office, dock, large patio decks, stone
fireplace, ceramic tile and sunny family room.
Picture perfect inside and out. $199,900.
Yvonne Higgins 778-2246. R16199.

ISLAND CONDOS
WESTBAY COVE 1 BR/1 BA overlooking
pool. Convenient location. $99,900.
Gail Gwynne.
RUNAWAY BAY Just listed. 1BR/1BA
ground floor by pool. $97,000.
David Moynihan.
IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1 BA furnished,
peak view of gulf/bay. $77,000.
Michael Advocate.
MARTINIQUE Gulffront, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, secure. $135,000. Yvonne Higgins.
RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA, bright sunny
unit. Lowest price. $122,500. Ed Oliveira.


Now Taking Reservations For Winter 1999
SChoice Properties Available 778-2246


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Just listed! 4BR/4BA in great -Holmes
Beach location. One side recently
upgraded. Both sides have central heat and
air. $175,000. Call Ken Rickett 778-3026.


* 3BR/21A Anna Maria Home ............ $193,000
S313R/2BA Family Home .................... $169,900
* 3BR/2.5BA Bavfront home .............. $950,000
on Longboat Key CONTRACT PENDING


*2BR/2BA Sea Crest ... .................... 1-12,000
* 2BR/2BA Bridgeport ....................... ... 129,900
* 2BR/2BA Sandy Pointe ...................... $127,000


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2BR/2BA unit with low monthly fees. Open
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* 4BR/4BA Holmes Beach Duplex ...... S175,000


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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.
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.


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

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

VACATION RENTALS Turnkey 1 and 2BR apart-
ments $330 and $390 wk. Across from sandy walk-
ing beach. Some winter/spring dates available. Call
941-778-2374, Almost Beach Apartments.

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


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COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
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.
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.
BRADENTON Country Club area. 2BR/2BA, garage, citrus,
large lot $89,900.
GULFFRONT Sun Plaza 2BR/2BA, secured lobby, elevator,
saunas, tennis, heated pool. $175,000.
GRAND CAYMAN VILLA Perico Bay 3BR/2BA, garage,
furnished. 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.

5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
www.tdolly@bhip.infi.net


ANNA MARIA 5BR/5BA canal estate, two blocks
from beach. First-class amenities, 10 beds. Accom-
modates retreats, vacations, reunions, wedding
guests. Brochure, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

VACATION RENTALS Feb., Mar., Apr. available.
Call Wagner Realty at 778-2246.
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.
SPRING RATES Gulf/bay view, 1 & 2BR, pool.
Excellent location. Three nights $195, week $425.
Call 778-1322.

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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise home. 3BR/2.5BA,
canal, pool, beach. Available May 1 through June 7.
Off-season rate $850 week. Call (800) 223-4472.
AVAILABLE APR. 1 2BR/1BA duplex apartment. 607 Fern
Street, Southern Breeze apartments. Call 778-2060.

3BR/1BA TOP-FLOOR of old Florida beach house
across from beach. Old-style Florida porch in front, deck
in back, big yard, pets OK. $750 mo. Call 779-2017.

ANNA MARIA CITY 1 BR with living room, kitchen, fully
furnished. One block to beach, on canal with boat dock.
Small pets considered. $1,200 mo. Available Apr. and
May. Call 761-0958. Also 2BR available.



0ore than a mullet Wrapper!


TROPICAL SETTING surrounds this two-story duplex. Has
den and indoor utility room. Recently renovated. $172,900.
Colette Gerrish, 794-1024. D17489


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


WATERFRONT
SARASOTA BAY waterfront lifestyle,
3BR/2-1/2B townhouse. Elegant
Florida-design. Elevator, two-car ga-
rage, manned gate house. $309,900.
Don Lewis, 746-3200. C24581
MAGNIFICENT contemporary resi-
dence on Sarasota Bay. Soaring ceil-
ings, marble, granite and Italian tile,
outstanding design. 4BR/3B, lower-
level storage. $974,900. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. R25931
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE fronting
Manatee River. Two-story home filled
with innumerable special touches.
$1,750,000. Jim Brown, 747-1200.
R19008


ANNUAL 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE at 411 63rd Street,
Holmes Beach. Available after Mar. 31. A/C and hookup
for washer/dryer. Walking distance to shopping and
restaurants. Rent is $710 mo., you pay utilities. For
more information call Betty Cole 779-1213.
2BR/1.5BA CONDO North Longboat Key. $650 wk.
on canal, private beach access, dock, sleeps 6. Call
383-9291.

LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT condo. 2BR/1.5BA
comfortably furnished, private boat slip, carport,
cable. Available Apr. 1. $975 mo. 1999 season
$1,800 mo. Call 383-9291.

VACATION RENTAL Anna Maria beach house.
2BR/2BA, Gulf view every room. $2,500 mo. Call
776-1789.
NICE GULFVIEW COTTAGES 2BR $800 mo. Small
2BR $600 mo. Dead-end street along Gulf. Newly
renovated, wood floors, furnished/unfurnished,
washer/dryer. 778-7025.
ANNA MARIA ON WATER large 2BR furnished
apartments overlooking City Pier. Good swimming,
fishing. Close to shopping and restaurants. $800 mo.
and up. Call 778-9188 or 779-9073.
ANNUAL CUTE 2BR/1BA LOWER duplex. 8108 Gulf
Dr. with washer/dryer. Available Apr. 15. $650 mo.,
$650 security includes water, gas, cable. 792-3226.



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GULFFRONT ESTATE with its own tennis court. Enjoy
fabulous sunsets while tucked away in this very private
location. 3BR/3-1/2B. Beautifully landscaped. $1,250,000.
Julie DeSear, 794-3041. R25431


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


LOTS/ACREAGE
BAY OAKS Seven lots from one to eight acres.
Access to Palma Sola Bay from two homesites.
$120,000 to $180,000. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354.




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Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
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MAINLAND
RIVER WILDERNESS BEAUTY. Ideal for
great living on golf course. Huge bonus
room, 3 or 4BR, dining and living rooms,
family room. Four-car garage. $449,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R24815
LOVELY SPLIT-DESIGN condominium in
Timber Creek. 2BR/2B, glass-enclosed
lanai. Newer appliances, extra cabinets.
On golf course and lovely clubhouse.
$87,900. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929.
C27670
PERFECT LITTLE HOUSE for first time
buyer. 2-3BR/2B, updated tile floor, fire-
place. Newer roof, cabinets and security
system. Assumable mortgage. $59,900.
Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R23396


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Serving the Island communities for
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Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
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FURNISHED BEACH DUPLEX available May. 1 -
Nov. 1. 2BR/1BA, large screen room. Non smokers
only, no pets. References. $750 includes phone and
cable. 778-3892.
FURNISHED BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1BA available
1999 season, six-month lease minimum. Holmes
Beach. $1,400 mo. Hot tub, dishwasher, washer/
dryer. Non smokers. 778-3892.
AVAILABLE APR. 1 Bright, clean, turnkey 2BR/2BA
close to shopping and beach. Through Oct. $750 mo.
778-0510.
1BR WITH SCREENED lanai. Steps to beach near
Shells Restaurant. Washer/dryer, patio. Furnished or
unfurnished, seasonal or annual. Call 779-1161.
MAGNIFICENT GULFVIEW 1BR/1BA. Sleeps four,
central air, front and rear deck, fully furnished, newly
decorated. May through Nov., annual, month to
month. Gulf Dr. S. $900 mo. 779-0095.
FURNISHED 1BR CONDO on canal, steps from
Palma Sola Bay. Lanai, Jacuzzi, boat dock. $500 mo.
for 1-12 months. Call 755-6661.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA UNFURNISHED, spacious,
elevated, one half duplex with garage, sundeck,
vaulted ceiling. Great area, steps to beach. No
smoking. $750 mo. Call Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.

ANNUAL 3BR/1.5BA Pool, on bay, block to beach.
110 9th Street. $800 mo. plus one month security
plus electric. Call 359-5901 or 727-3494.
ANNUAL LEASE Furnished 2BR in Anna Maria City.
Available May 1. $625 mo. plus utilities, first, last,
security. Call 778-5439.
3BR ON NORTH TIP of Anna Maria. Elevated home
two blocks to beach. Just redone. Furnished nicely,
no pets. $900 wk., $2,500 mo. (813) 839-7048.
TOWNHOUSE CONDO 2BR/2.5BA, sleeps six,
beautifully furnished. Across from beach. $625 wk./
$1,650 mo. Call 792-6029.
UPDATED 2BR/1BA in quiet neighborhood of
Holmes Beach. Steps to bay and beach. First,
security. $700 mo. Call 778-5482.
BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY apartment, one block to
beach. $600 mo. includes basic cable, utilities and
local phone service. Please call 778-4611.
SEASONAL CORTEZ VILLAGE on the water. His-
toric 2BR, huge porch, central air, all amenities.
Quiet with great view. Must see before you leave!
$1,800 mo., no pets. 778-4625.
ANNA MARIA GROUND-LEVEL canalfront.
Furnished 2BR/1BA duplex. $1,150 mo. Apr.-Oct. For
information or walk through appointment 778-5793.
CLEAN QUIET- LARGE 1BR apartment 200-feet to
beach or bay. $775 mo. includes utilities. Six months
or longer. Call 778-8571.
ROOMMATE 1BR with bath, share laundry, kitchen
privileges. One block to beach in Holmes Beach. No
smokers. Available May 1. One mo. security and one
mo. rent in advance. $385. Call 778-8550.
1999 SEASON Simply charming 3BR/2BA
renovated beach cottage on secluded north end.
Drive by 806 Jacaranda then call 748-6550.

VACATION BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA $700 wk.,
$2,200 mo. 1BR poolside $550 wk., $1,500 mo.
Apartment 300' to beach, 2BR/1BA, $500 wk. 778-
4523 or (800) 977-0803.

HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Nice, quiet
first-floor 2BR. Fully furnished, steps to beach, res-
taurants. Available Apr.-Dec. 1999 season. Also an-
nual. No pets/smokers. 778-7107.

ANNUAL FURNISHED 1 BR half block to beach. Pos-
sible rent reduction for caretaking. Ideal for retirees.
$550 mo. plus electric, deposit, references. 778-2039.

STUDIO APARTMENT in Homes Beach, furnished,
7-9 mo. lease. $450 mo., first, last, security deposit.
Call 778-2833.

SHARE- RENT- OPTION TO BUY $75-$95. 50+,
across from beach on the bay. Local pager 215-
4656. Rent for 1998/99 season.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex. Washer/
dryer, dishwasher, covered parking, screened porch,
storage. No pets. $750 mo., first, last, security. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307 for information.


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 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.


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MANASOTA TAX SERVICE
Jim Plemmons 14 Years in Cortez
Small Business Services
Business or Personal Returns
Bookkeeping and Income Taxes
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BUNGALOW ANTIQUES
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SUMMER'S COMING! Take a dip in your new pool
surrounded by tropical landscaping, located behind
your ground-level, 1,400 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA home,
North Holmes Beach, zoned R1. No Realtors please.
Will consider all reasonable.offers. 778-0463.

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER Key Royale 2BR/2BA canal
home. New tile roof, seawall, dock, kitchen and both
baths. Great landscaping. Call 778-2409.
LOOKING TO BUY Private party looking to buy house or
condo. Will pay cash. Fast closing. Call 778-2556.

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER 4BR/3BA, great location. New
A/C, screened porch, lots of storage. Call 779-2276.
BRADENTON BEACH 12X36 fully furnished, 1BR/
1BA, mobile home in Sandpiper Mobile Resort.
$2,500 OBO. 55+, no pets. (973) 927-3531.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Relocating, must sacrifice
recently built 3BR/2BA Holmes Beach home to an-
other loving owner. Family neighborhood, come see
for yourself. $179,900. Call 778-2806.
LONGBOAT KEY Gorgeous, unobstructed Gulfview.
Private beach, boat dock. Manufactured home, fur-
nished, land. Must sell. Reduced to $79,900. Call
387-6417.

PERICO BAY CLUB Sparkling 3BR/2BA lakeside
villa. Two-car garage, courtyard, pool, tennis. Turn-
key furnished for just $169,000. Call Geoff Cross,
Ron RalAwin i. Aooi, 000-3 501o or 794-5335.
OPEN HOUSE Sun., Apr. 5, 1-4. 408 79th St.,
Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, two blocks from beach,
boat space. Reduced. $159,500.
NEED 4BR? Don't miss this interior decorator's
Dream. Features include fireplace, skylights, vaulted
ceiling, Jacuzzi spa and much more. Steps to Gulf
and bay. Reduced to $254,000. Dial the Duncans!
Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves. Smith
Realtors 778-0777.
624 FOXWORTH Key Royale. 3BR/2.5BA, split-
deioan. newly remodeled, 2,640 sq. ft. under roof.
Open house z-4 daly,. A4c.i
HOLMES BEACH/SEASIDE GARDENS by owner.
1BR/1BA, new A/C, new refrigerator, excellent con-
dition. Call 794-8999.
BOATING COTTAGE Cracker-style 2BR/1BA, 100-foot
seawall, minutes to bay and beach. 560 DeNavaraez,
LBK. Turnkey, as is, $176,000 negotiable. 383-8481.


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OPEN HOUSE ON LONGBOAT KEY
SAT. & SUN., APR. 4 & 5, 10-4. Gulf to bay park.
Owner must sell nice, furnished moble home at dras-
tic reduction. Gulfshores, 3710 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,
3rd Street, Lot C-16.

RUNAWAY BAY 1 BR/1 BA turnkey condo. Nice view,
steps to beach, clubhouse, pool, tennis. Great rental.
FSBO, no Realtors. $86,900. Appointment 795-4272.

ITALIAN RESTAURANT for sale minutes from
Island! Beer and wine license, established business,
high-traffic area with lots of volume. $130,000. Call
Deborah Thrasher at Wedebrock Real Estate Co.,
383-5543 or eves. 778-3395.

3BR/2BA HOUSE WITH unattached 1BR/1/5BA
apartment for sale across the street from Gulf. Some
Gulf views from living and open porch area. Needs
a little TLC. Price $175,000. Call Deborah Thrasher
at Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 383-5543 or eves.
778-3395.

BEACH COTTAGE Ground-floor 2BR/2BA complete
with washer/dryer etc. Looking for a part owner. I live
here I will keep the part you don't want. Value
$300,000 +/- $50,000. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

FOURPLEX 300' to beach. $320,000. Three 2BR/1BA,
one 1BR/1BA ground floor. Good income. 108 39th
Street, Holmes Beach. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.


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TWO BY THIRTEEN

BY ROBERT H. WOLFE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Rikki-Tikki--
5 1990's group
Salt-N--
9 Headpiece?
13 Off
18 February 1991
headline
20 Jordanian
tongue
22 Like un ami to
une amie
23 Foundation
(leading
philanthropic
organization)
24 Mrs. Yeltsin
25 Join for a ride
26 60's-70's
German
chancellor
27 Charleson of
"Chariots of
Fire"
29 Highway
caution
31 Ushered (in)
32 Southern
Mexican
36 Kind of plan
37 Suffix with room
38 Much-discussed
1991 film
40 Outlet type
43 Composer
Bart6k
44 Bar sounds
45 Rein
47 "Theogony" poet
51 Angle, in a way


55 Low tie 101 1964 Streisand
56 NASA connector song
57 Happening 103 "She-Goat"
58 Cruise catcher artist
59 Settles 104 Home of
Wheeler Air
60 Hot shots Force Base
64 Govt. 105 Certain
investigation hammers
grp. 109 Ratio symbols
65 FormerTVh ost 110 Decreaser?
John 112 Name after a
66 High riser name
67 Milton's 113 Go's mate
"Lycidas," for 1
one115 Buzzers
one
69 "Oh, sure!" 118 Polo man?
73 Dweller in 119 Reagan adviser
Shiloh 120 Add up
75 Friendly 121 Relevant
questioning, in 122 Fictional pirate
court 123 Squeezed (out)
77 Religious leader 124 Epitome of
-- Muhammad thinness


78 Treat
81 Clink
82 What that is, in a
1953 song
83 Skirts
84 Ancient land
west of the
Rhine
87 Author-
Le Guin
88 Converted
palace
89 Dance move
90 Axes
92 Communism
battler, with
"the"
93 Not ajob for a
claustrophobe
97 Inits. on a Soyuz
rocket


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2 Ham saver
3 Undeveloped
4 90-110, normally
5 Finish
6 Afr. nation
7 Little, in Lyon
8 Pope of 772
9 Role for Mia
10 Openings
11 1994 Peace
Nobelist
12 "Spartacus"
actress
13 It calls for a
blessing
14 What some
theaters won't
do


15 Visored cap
16 A Walton
17 Flight
19 Like some
numbers: Abbr.
21 Terrorist of
renown
28 Do something
30 Line carrier
33 Netcom
competitor
34 1797-8 to-do
35 Soft drink
brand
39 Greetings
41 Information
source
42 Site of Jesus'
first miracle
43 Slows (down)
45 It's unpleasant
to be in
46 Figurative
powerhouse
47 Big name in
book
publishing
48 Jolliet's 1669
discovery
49 Expires
50 To begin with
52 "Casablanca"
actor
53 As a team
54 N.B.A. stats
55 Endorse
57 Rock blaster
61 Kind of raise
62 1985 Nelligan
title role
63 Some jewelry
66 Letter opener
68 Airfone
corporation


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80 "- lost me"
84 Property
receivers
85 Draw
86 Escape, in a way
87 Off-balance
89 Speaking block
91 His "E" was the
same as J. R.'s
93 Deal (with)


94 Ardent cry
95 Filead


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96 Message on a 107 Way to get to
dirty car N.Y.C.
97 Picnic staple 108 Supporter of
98 Harrier, for one botany
99 V.I.P. 111 Calls
100 Puckered 114 Operation
102 Downs spot 116 Sturdy one
105 1993 SugarBowl 117 Small
winner, for short music-maker


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LOVELY PERICO BAY CLUB Exquisitely
decorated villa, secluded patio area in front, con-
veniently near pool, enclosed lanai with A/C and
heat. $125,000. Call Tony Tiberini at 778-2261.


PERICO BAY CLUB VILLAGES condo. 2BR/
2BA ground level, screened lanai, deck plus walk
down stairs. Very well maintained. $110,000. Call
Rose Schnoerr 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.


PANORAMIC VIEW of bay and Intracoastal
waterway. Fabulous sun/moon rise, heated pool,
tennis courts. Convenient Island location.
$145,000. Call Bobye Chasey at 778-2261.


4BR/2.5BA TUDOR HOME on canal. One block to
Gulf beaches. Fabulous interior, great use of natural
stone, two fireplaces, 3,284 sq. ft. living area. $399,999.
Call Paul Winder or Rose Schnoerr at 778-2261.

ANNUAL RENTALS
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA plus
den. Single-family home on a large canal, boat dock,
two-car garage, new tile with full size washer and dryer
close to the beach. $1,300 per month.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Holmes Beach 4BR/2BA
single-family home within walking distance to the beach,
pool. Fenced in backyard, two-car garage. $1,390 per
month.
TIDY ISLAND Bradenton 3BR/2.5BA and living room,
den, office area, fireplace, elevator, two-car garage, won-
derful bay view, two pools and tennis courts available,
gated community. S2,000 per month.
Call Emily Romer at 778-9611


GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY, four rental
units, three 2BR/2BA, one 2BR/1BA on double lot.
Pool, less than one block to beach. $385,000. Call
Piroska Kallay at 778-2261 or 778-3778.








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A BOATER'S DREAM Large beautiful yard on
deep-water canal with dock and davits. Home is
renovated with lots of light, bright tile and neutral
colors. $229,900 Call Bob or Penny Hall at 778-2261.

ANNUALS RENTALS
FORTY THREE WEST Bradenton. 2BR/2BA villa, one-
car garage, view of the lake, deck. Close to beach and
shopping, pool and tennis court available. $900 per
month.
PERICO BAY CLUB Bradenton 2BR/2BA condos and
villas, gated community, tennis courts. Some units have
water views and garages. Rents monthly, close to the
beach and shopping. Season rate $2,200 2,600, off
season rate S1,200 1,800.
CATTY CORNER Bradenton Beach 2BR/1BA cottage
across the street from the beach, sleeps six, rents weekly
or monthly furnished. Weekly rate $475 S625 monthly
S1.000- 1,800.
Call Emily Romer at 778-9611


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