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Beach renourishment: will Anna Maria join?
By Paul Roat
"The project is now in the hands of the
beachfront property owners. It's fish or cut bait
That statement by beach consultant Rick
Spadoni pretty much sums up the status of the City
of Anna Maria's beach renourishment effort.
Spadoni was part of a team of experts who addressed
about 50 citizens last week on the proposal to pump
sand onto the Island in the year 2000-01.
Letters have been sent to 127 beachfront prop-
erty owners in Anna Maria requesting they sign an
easement to Florida relinquishing riparian rights to
sand seaward of the mean high tide line. Riparian
rights generally allow land that accretes to property
to accrue to the landowner.
Beachfront property owners in Bradenton Beach
and Holmes Beach signed similar easements prior to
that part of the Island's beach renourishment in
Manatee County Environmental Management
Department's Jack Gorzeman said the easement and
accompanying erosion control line "establishes pub-
lic and private property. You're not looking at a tak-
ing situation" by the state, he added.
All property owners must sign the easement for
the project to proceed as envisioned, Gorzeman said.
"Easements are the key to make the project work,
and we need 100 percent cooperation."
If the comments made at the meeting are any in-
dication, though, that cooperation will not be forth-
coming from Anna Maria. And the differences may
pit neighbor against neighbor in the ensuing months.
Consider this exchange from last week:
"The sand that we have now is like sugar. The
stuff that belches out of a pipe on the beach is crap.
Why can't we just leave well enough alone?" one
"Because some of us don't want to lose our
homes," another woman retorted.
The question of easements is only one hurdle
that must be overcome for the Island's next phase of
beach renourishment to become reality.
Gorzeman said federal approval of adding Anna
Maria to the rest of the renourishment project must
be obtained. Also, federal, state and local funding
must be authorized for the estimated $9.3 million
project, with $5 million coming from the feds, $2.5
million from the state and $1.8 million from local
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE
4 Concrete trucks lined 59th Street in
fitHolmes Beach last week, delivering
4- a to the site of GTE Mobilnet's
cellular phone tower behind Smith
~-~ Realtors, 5904 Marina Drive. After
a week of site work, big equipment
moved onto the site. The trucks
were pouring concrete into a 48-
foot-deep hole that will anchor the
tower. The tower will be 148feet
=.-i high and support five antennas. The
'" "diameter of the tower will be 6feet
7 inches at the base and 2 feet 4
.... .. .inches at the top. Islander Photo:
q;,,- Pat Copeland
Beautification group promotes new city entry
By Pat Copeland
Driving into Holmes Beach may soon be a beauti-
ful experience with palm trees accented by grasses and
flowering native plants lining the road and a multi-pur-
pose path for pedestrians stretching alongside.
The Holmes Beach Beautification Committee plans
to present its project "Gateway to Holmes Beach" to the
city commission after the committee develops a budget.
Committee members met withJim Chanatry, district
landscape manager for the Florida Department of Trans-
portation, who explained DOT's project background.
"Joe [Holmes Beach Public Works Supervisor Joe
Duennes] and I worked a couple years ago developing
a plan of action for beautifying the Manatee Avenue
gateway to the city from the bridge to East Bay Drive.
Joe finished the preliminary plan but we were com-
Fire flyer fuels furor
There's apparent confusion among Anna
Maria Fire District property owners regarding a
flyer they received last week.
The mailed flyer contains a request for the
property owner's insurance company concern-
ing the district's new pension plan. The district
office fielded about 100 phone calls Friday af-
ter the flyer arrived in mailboxes. Calls were still
pouring in after Easter weekend.
The fire district urges "your cooperation for
what is a legitimate request." stressing: "This is
not a solicitation."
The district is asking that each property
owner send the request to his or her property
insurance company. On the form provided, fill
in the name of your insurance company and your
name as it appears on your insurance policy.
PLEASE SEE FIRE FLYER, NEXT PAGE
pletely dependent on some donated cabbage palms.
The timing was not good and funding was an issue."
The plan was delayed but is now waiting to be
unveiled; he said. The committee's first task is to de-
velop a presentation for the city commission that in-
cludes the project description, capital and operating
budgets and a design. The city can also apply for a
highway beautification grant for 50 percent of the con-
S "Get someone to work on the design document,"
Chanatry advised. "I think it's important to bring in some-
one in the community who knows your taste and will rep-
resent you. You want a local advocate to sustain this ef-
Duennes asked if the designer must be a licensed
landscape architect and Chanatry said that's not required.
Duennes asked if the project can be phased. Chanatry
said a grant project, which would include the major con-
struction, should be completed in one year but embellish-
ing the area with small plantings can come later.
"I could see it all being done with contract services
in two weeks," Chanatry said. "A set of plans would be
developed and you would seek bid proposals, then con-
tract with an individual. Water will be an immediate
need, so you should have your irrigation ready to go
and plan to take advantage of the rainy season. August
and September are good months."
Another issue is the King Fish Boat Ramp area,
owned by the Manatee County, Chanatry said.
"We need to get the county to define the driveways
to the launch and parking area." Chanatry said. "Right
now it's completely undefined and people can pull in
anywhere. In order to plant there, you need to protect
the plants. I would suggest two driveways, one entry
and one exit, with the circulation defined."
Member Jim Gloth asked if the committee should
plan for the addition of a bike path.
"If the city plans to ask the county or state to ex-
tend the path that stops on the other side of the bridge,
it should be included in the design plan," Chanatry re-
plied. "Then trees won't have to be moved. The trees
can define the separation between the road and the
Committee Chairman Sheila Hurst asked how
the Rotary Club's welcome sign should be included
in the plan.
"You need a willing partner to participate with
you," Chanatry noted. "Invite them to be a part of the
project. Get them to consider moving it and integrate
it into the planting plan. I'd like to see it located closer
to the bridge on the other side of the boat ramp. That
will give an open view to the sign."
He said the city and the club could consider a new
design for the sign which would create an image for the
city as well as welcome visitors.
He suggested committee members work with Keep
Manatee Beautiful which helps communities sponsor
beautification projects. Once construction is complete,
KMB can promote it as one of their Adopt-a-Highway
areas to aid in maintenance and litter control.
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Those Were the Days ............................... 7
Announcements ......................................... 10
Island Poet ..................................... .... 11
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School ................. ......... .. ................ 18
S treetlife .......................... ...................... 19
Sports ........................... ....... ....... ..... 20
Anna Maria Island tides ........................... .. 22
Crossword puzzle.................................... .... 32
APRIL 15, 1998
to PAGE 2 0 APRIL 15, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Turtle Watch ready for another season
By Andrew White
It's nearly turtle nesting season again, and the
Anna Maria Turtle Watch is preparing to once again
monitor area beaches.
-The group met last week at Bradenton Beach City
Hall to discuss last year's efforts and plan for the up-
The number of nests on Anna Maria Island was
down last year, most likely due to commotion caused
by the Longboat Key dredging project, but Turtle
Watch Director Suzi Fox said that Egmont Key got
double its normal amount of nests and that some turtles
were probably going there.
This season is expected to be a busy one for turtle
The highest incidence for turtle nesting is from
May through October with an average of 150 nests on
Anna Maria Island each year. "The predominant spe-
cies is the loggerhead, but occasionally a green turtle
will nest here," said Fox. The loggerhead is a threat-
ened species while the green turtle is endangered.
The Turtle Watch program works off a permit
from the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection for the purpose of keeping track of all turtle
project proceeding on
Island, but will Anna
Maria join in?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
sources, mostly tourist development tax funds.
The Anna Maria City portion of the project will
cost about $3 million, Gorzeman said, and would ex-
tend from the Holmes Beach-Anna Maria city lim-
its to Bean Point. Sand will come from offshore
"borrow" sites thousands of feet from shore and will
be pumped onto the beaches.
This will be the second beach renourishment
project on the Island and, if Anna Maria joins in, the
first Islandwide sand addition. From Dec. 24, 1992
to Feb. 24, 1993, dredge crews pumped 2.3 million
cubic yards of sand onto the beaches from 13th
Street South in Bradenton Beach to 76th Street in
The 3 million tons of sand created a beach 75
feet wide with a five-foot-high bermm," or crest of
"You are looking at a long-term trend of erosion
at the north end of the Island," Spadoni said. "There
is a 2,000-foot area by the Sandbar restaurant that is
eroded. To the north there is enough beach and there
is no need to put sand there, but we want the ease-
ments signed because at some point we will probably
need to put sand on the beach to fight the erosion
"I believe the people who need the sand will sign
the easements and the people who don't need the
sand won't sign them," he continued. "Based on that,
we'll determine where.4ae project will go."
Gorzeman said he hoped to get an indication of
who will and who won't sign easements within two
In February 1996, voters in Anna Maria en-
dorsed inclusion in the next beach renourishment
cycle by a 60 percent margin.
Fire flyer spurs 100+ calls
to fire district
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Cut off the top portion of the flyer. Fill in the name
and address of your insurance company and your return
address on the self-mailer and stamp it. Send it to your
insurance company which will do the rest.
The process is new because district employees
hired after 1996 are in a different pension plan than
other employees, Administrative Secretary Mary
Stephens explained. In this new pension plan, the state
takes a percent of all property insurance premiums to
help fund the plan. This reduces costs to the district and
Turtle hatchlings travel from the beach to the Gulf
during the summer. Islander Illustration: Tom Cross
ing activity on the Island and to aid hatchling turtles
that have gotten off course. This is accomplished
through a group of volunteers who patrol the beach
every morning at dawn looking for turtle tracks and
The program breaks Anna Maria Island into six
zones. Each zone has a coordinator and a group of vol-
unteer beach walkers. The volunteers all have specific
days on which they patrol the beach. They place stakes
near possible nesting sites and report any activity to the
coordinator. Only coordinators authorized by the DEP
permit are allowed to handle turtles.
Lighting on the beach is a major concern of the
group, as it can cause disorientation and death for
hatchlings. By city ordinance, lights must be out on the
beach by 9 p.m. in Anna Maria, and 11 p.m. in
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach. "The turtles like
it dark on the beach, with as little activity as possible,"
If there is an anticipated problem with lights, co-
ordinators place a cage over the nest. This prevents
hatchlings from crawling toward the lights and into
possible danger. Caging normally starts in June as
does hatching of the early nests and at this juncture
of the season volunteers do midnight walks, where they
check the cages for signs of hatching turtles. Last sea-
son, 44 nests on Anna Maria Island were caged.
Volunteers are an integral part of the program, and
are vital to its success. Many get to the beach before
dawn and begin walking as soon as there is light
enough to see.
Their satisfaction comes in helping these gentle
animals recover from near extinction.
If you are interested in volunteering for Anna
Maria Turtle Watch, you can call Fox at 778-5638.
Beach in front of the Sandbar restaurant is an erosion hot spot on the Island. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Sandy tale of Lido's beach woes
Call it a tale of two beaches with what could be the
While Anna Maria beachfront property owners
ponder the question of easements, residents along the
shore of Lido Key are falling over themselves trying to
get somebody anybody to take an easement of
their shorelines so they too can enjoy the largess of a
new, wide, sandy beach.
It wasn't the case a few years ago, though, when
they had a beach offered to them.
Lido Key was the site of one of the first beach
management plans ever developed in Florida seven
years ago. Sarasota City Engineer Dennis Daughters
commissioned the report by Coastal Planning and En-
gineering, a Boca Raton consulting firm with offices in
Sarasota. Rick Spadoni, the same engineer involved
with Manatee County doing sand work on Anna Maria
Island, was pivotal with the Lido management plan.
What made the plan for Lido unique was that it
took into account the pattern of erosion and accre-
tion on nearby barrier islands of Longboat and Siesta
keys, the trends of sand movement into and out of
New and Big passes, and the contour of offshore ar-
eas well into the Gulf of Mexico. The plan, in short,
was a vast document that would have provided fed-
eral, state and regional environmental managers with
all they needed to know to grant permits for a Lido-
What the plan didn't do was take into account
those often-contentious condominium dwellers along
the southern Lido shore.
When the plan was unveiled and word of the key-
wide renourishment effort announced, Lido residents
at the south end erupted in a barrage of objections. That
part of the island was in a sand-rich stage right then,
and the idea of giving up part of their land to the state
when they had hundreds of feet of beach in front of
their condos was unthinkable, they said.
Some residents even told city commissioners at the
time they had too much sand in front of their units and
they wished there was less beach so they wouldn't have
to walk so far to get to the shoreline.
So Daughters and Spadoni re-worked the manage-
ment plan to focus on the northern portion of Lido Key,
submitted it to the powers that be and successfully got
permits and funding for a renourishment project for
about half the island the half away from south Lido.
Fast-forward the tale from seven years ago to today.
As predicted, long-term expectations of erosion
came true for south Lido. Last year, condo residents
came before the Sarasota City Commission complain-
ing of storm-driven waves threatening their units and
demanded something be done.
Daughters pointed out he offered residents inclu-
sion with the sand project years ago but was rebuked.
However, he told commissioners and residents he
would again apply for permits and try to get funding for
an island-wide project. Again.
Two to three years.
Oh, and by the way sand started to flow ashore
on the northern part of the beach last week, just at the
time the southern residents need it the most but aren't
Wonder how Anna Maria's beaches will fare in
two or three years?
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 15, 1998 0 PAGE 3 I[
Skimboarders bumped from beach for safety
By Pat Copeland
.Several skimboarders were upset last week after
being issued trespass warnings at Manatee County Pub-
According to the police report, the skimboarders
were issued trespass warnings April 6 by a lifeguard
after ignoring orders to stop their activity.
"It's a public safety issue," Jay Moyles, chief of
the county's Marine Rescue Division, explained.
"When the beach is inundated with people,
skimboarding becomes dangerous to others who are
using the beach for recreation."
By the time a skimboarder drops his board, jumps on
it and skims down the beach, he uses 30 to 50 yards of
space, Moyles said. In addition, the edge of the skimboard
is razor sharp at the speed it travels while in use.
Moyles said if the beach is not crowded or few
people are in the water, the skimboarders are al-
lowed to continue their activity. Another option is to
relocate them to an area of the beach where there are
"But sometimes the beach is so crowed we can't
relocate them," he said. "We have to ask them to
cease the activity and go elsewhere. If they refuse,
then we have to call a police officer and issue a tres-
"We don't like to issue trespass warnings, but
we're acting in the best interest of the public and what
is safe for the majority. All the lifeguards are water-
oriented and understand why the kids like to participate
in these activities. We try to be fair and we ask for the
Lt. Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach Police
4 Cheers to 'Affaire
'98' Saturday night
A stay at the Island's recently
renovated Tropic Isle Inn will be
one of many hundreds of items
S available in the Anna Maria Island
Community Center's 14th annual
"Affaire to Remember" auction
benefit Saturday evening, April 18,
Sat St. Bernard Catholic Church,
SHolmes Beach. A capacity crowd
of 400 is expected, but due to last-
Minute cancellations, some seats
'' may remain. Tickets, at $50 per
person, include a champagne
reception, hors d'oeuvres, live
entertainment and dinner catered
by Harry's Continental Kitchens.
Tropic Isle manager Bill
Romberger and assistant Heather
Carlin will man a cash bar at the
auction. For ticket information,
Scall the Center at 778-1908.
SIslander Photo: Cynthia Finn
Department confirmed what Moyles said.
"We would rather they go to a less populated area
of the beach and skimboard and not do it at the public
beach where there's lots of people," Stephenson said.
"There are many places besides the public beach for
A trespass warning is in effect for 30 to 60 days
after the incident, Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay
"It's not permanently binding," he noted. "It's used
as a solution to an immediate problem."
Anna Maria City
4/16, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
1/16, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
1/16 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment,
1/20, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
4/16, 1 p.m., commission meeting. Agenda: recogni-
tion of Citizen Advisory Task Force members for
1996-97, city credit card discussion, pier work
session result discussion, Turtle Watch request
discussion, police department rules and regulations
discussion, Bridge Street storm drain discussion and
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IS PAGE 4 0 APRIL 15, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Sunny Shores marina battle continues
By Jim Hanson
Kris Gagnon has lost a skirmish but is looking for-
ward with relish to the rest of his war with government
to operate his small marina in Cortez.
He said he will move half a dozen boats from one
part of his property to another to be in compliance with
a county zoning verdict, "and then I'll fight them when
I'm in compliance."
In addition, he is still battling the state over who
owns the underwater land where his Sunny Shores
Marina operates, and both state and county over alleged
permit violations. The marina is off Cortez Road at
11510 36th Ave. W..
Gagnon is a man of middle years and middle size,
with piercing light blue eyes and arms like Popeye's,
with a will to match. He is a battle-scarred veteran of
years of fighting neighbors and governments, in court
The latest development came when the Manatee
County Code Enforcement Board found him in viola-
tion of a site plan limitation because he "dry-stored"
boats on land adjacent to the marina, land he owns but
which the county says is not part of the marina. He said
he will move the boats.
Rita Mooney, code enforcement supervisor, said
another hearing June 10 will determine whether he will
have done so. Assuming the board agrees that he has,
Gagnon will take up the fight again for his 32 boat
slips, 30 of them occupied.
The board did not rule on another part of its cita-
tion, which accused Gagnon of building a dock with-
out county permission. The board delayed any decision
until the state acts on, a similar accusation of its own.
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The docks jutting into Palma Sola Bay at the Sunny Shores Marina are the focus of governmental complaints
and legal skirmishes. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Gagnon said he did not build a new dock but simply
replaced the one which Hurricane Donna knocked
down in 1961.
The state, for its part, thinks Gagnon may have
violated a permit to rebuild his seawall at the foot of the
dock, and will inspect the work to "see if it is done
right," said Ted Murray, chief of Submerged Land and
Environmental Resources and Compliance Enforce-
ment of the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
Additionally, the state charges that although
Gagnon had a dredging permit, he didn't use proper
equipment, didn't do water sampling, and didn't put the
dredge spoil where he should have.
If he hasri't agreed by April 15 to correct all that,
Murray said he will send the case to the department's
legal counsel for action.
Not only that, the state charges that Gagnon built
his dock without a permit and built it over submerged
lands that belong to the state so he must pay annual
lease fees of about 11 cents per square foot.
Sues the state
Gagnon, for his part, has sued the state to quiet title
to those submerged 2 1/2 acres the dock area, turning
basin and channel to deep water claiming he owns the
land because his family was operating the marina before
legislation claimed submerged lands for the state.
Still, he said he is willing to trade his claim on
the 200-foot channel to Palma Sola Bay for the
state's claim to the dredged land in the basin and
under his docks.
Part of his difficulties stem from a survey done in
1979 when his late father put a home there in the form
of a double-wide trailer, which sits on a 12-foot-high
foundation to meet flood zone requirements.
The elder Gagnon had only the residence portion sur-
veyed, which the county holds split the property into two
properties, one 316 feet wide for the marina and the other
some 400 feet wide. This is Palma Sola Bay waterfront,
a strip 47 feet deep at one end and 73 at the other.
It is all zoned residential, but the county
grandfathered-in the marina in the Comprehensive Plan
adopted in 1981. Only the marina part, though, says the
county government, not the longer section. The county
commissioners started action last year to rezone the
marina part to Planned Development Waterfront, but
dropped that pending settlement of the other issues,
said Robert Pederson, county planning administrator.
Government isn't the only Gagnon adversary. In
1980, homeowners in Sunny Shores Mobile Home
Park, just across the road from the marina, claimed
ownership of the whole waterfront, Gagnon said. Its
lawsuit dragged on for seven years until a judge ruled
in Gagnon's favor.
The homeowners appealed, and the appellate court
decided they had legal access to the boat ramp but no
Gagnon said lawyer's fees drained off $36,000 that
otherwise would have gone into maintenance, so he's
been trying to catch up.
Now, those neighbors fear Gagnon wants to build
up the property and sell it, perhaps to be developed in
ways that would anger them more than the marina.
Gagnon scoffs "I've lived right here most of my life.
This is home."
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 15, 1998 N PAGE 5 l]
County may help Anna Maria restripe roads
By Andrew White
Anna Maria city officials have been working on an
agreement with Manatee County to restripe roads
within the city limits.
If the agreement goes through, the city will pay
county workers to restripe five miles of road, includ-
ing crosswalks and stop bars at intersections.
"There are other people we can get to do the strip-
ing," said Mayor Chuck Shumard, "but the process that
the county uses will last for years."
In the agreement, the city consents to pay 150 per-
cent of the worker's wages.
"We are going to pay each man's uniform cost for
the time he is here, his pension plan, his insurance plan,
every item, plus securities," said Public Works Direc-
tor Phil Charnock.
Commissioner Robert McElheny stressed the need
for a cost reference and to keep the workers on a sched-
ule. "How long, how many people, rain dates, all of that
needs to be worked out," said McElheny.
The commission agreed that time and research
needed to be done in order for them to have a complete
understanding of the issue, but even if the city consents
to the agreement, not necessarily have to go through
"The agreement can be terminated with 60 days
notice to the other party. If you don't do any work with
the county, you don't owe them any money," said City
Attorney Jim Dye.
Shumard wants to finish the agreement promptly.
"The agreement is just to get our foot in the door with
the county," Shumard said.
There is a related issue of resurfacing the roads,
and in response to damages the roads have sustained
during the previous El Nino winter, Charnock has filed
a notice of intent with the state's emergency manage-
The plan does not cover restriping, however it may
provide up to $120,000 in reimbursement for repaving
and drainage. "If we can put this off until May, when
El Nino is gone and tourist season has ended, it will
work out better for the striping," said Charnock.
The commission decided to table the issue until it
has more information.
Fire chiefs, commissioners discuss common issues
By Pat Copeland
The third in a series of meetings between local
fire chiefs, fire district commissioners and Manatee
County staff will be held at 9:15 a.m. on April 16 at
the Central Library in Bradenton.
The meetings are being facilitated by Manatee
County Administrator Ernie Padgett and are de-
signed to foster a closer relationship among fire dis-
tricts and between the fire districts and the county's
emergency medical service.
"The issue is, are we providing the best and
most efficient service and possible?" Padgett said.
"The Board of County Commissioners is willing to
be the facilitator. It has no desire to make a move to
consolidate or take over the fire service. We want to
discuss what you want."
Several changes have taken place since the
Board of Fire Commissioners studied consolidation
in 1992, Braden River Fire Chief Henry Sheffield
noted. These include the implementation of
interlocal agreements and mergers between districts
such as Anna Maria and West Side and a higher
level of service being provided by the fire districts.
Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price said it is be-
coming harder to keep and maintain volunteers and his
district has had to increase its paid personnel.
One reason for the decrease in volunteers is that
state mandated volunteer training has increased from
40 hours to 225 hours, putting a greater demand on the
volunteers' time, Sheffield pointed out.
Myakka Interim Fire Chief Bobby Dodge said in-
creased stress from increased call volume is hard on
A new federal rule requiring four firefighters to
respond to calls will have a big impact on the fire ser-
vice, Price said. One way to alleviate the impact would
be to cross train firefighters and paramedics.
The Anna Maria District would like to explore a
fire-based EMS system, Anna Maria Fire Commis-
sioner Larry Tyler said.
"We don't want to fragment the county EMS,"
Tyler noted. "We want to consolidate with EMS or
cross train. We need to have more fire and paramedic
-personnel to provide better response and care to outly-
ing areas, however it can be done. We're all in it to save
the people and give the people the best service."
Price suggested establishing a committee of
fire district representatives to develop options for
service, costs, benefits and the like.
Padgett said the county is responsible for pro-
viding a uniform level of service with EMS. He
suggested that the fire chiefs and commissioners
compile their thoughts on the issue to share at a
The group also discussed standardizing proce-
dures for using the air ambulance service recently
stationed at Sarasota-Bradenton Airport.
One problem is that fire services have different
levels of training and some firefighters may not be
qualified to recognize the symptoms requiring the
services of the air ambulance, Price noted.
EMS, which provides advanced life-support
services, is responsible and accountable for trans-
port decisions according to state statute, said one
Padgett asked that the two medical directors for
the county's fire districts get together and develop
standards and a training program.
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A cause for turtles
Many people come to live on Anna Maria Island
for the quaint atmosphere, quiet ambience and laid-
back lifestyle. An awful lot are retirees.
But evidence at the Anna Maria Elementary School
shows not all Islanders are retirees. This strip of sand in
the Gulf of Mexico is the ideal place to raise children.
Those who grow up here and lead the charmed
lives of Island children so often go out into the world
to do great things, go to college, start families ... and
long to return to Anna Maria.
Who might have said, "Everyone returns to an is-.
land." Ernest Hemingway?
Yet, there's another charm to this Island, one you
don't notice if you don't put your feet in the sand the
centuries-old habit of loggerhead turtles, nesting on our
beaches since long before people came here. And then,
as scientists have determined, the return of female log-
gerheads to the same beach many years later to do the
same, again and again, year after year. Unless, of
course, people manage somehow to chase them away.
Last year's season got an early start with the first
nest discovered in Holmes Beach on April 29. Four
crawls were discovered that date, more than two weeks
earlier than normal. Beautiful weather and a recent full
moon could signal early nesting here again.
Turtles are one of the charms of our Island, a rare and
threatened species protected by federal laws. But the turtle
"crawls" that appear on the beach lead turtle protectors and
predators to the nest of ping-pong-size eggs.
Malicious human acts and raccoons are major
threats. And nature can take its toll on nests in the path
of waves when water-permeable eggs absorb water and
drown the hatchlings.
By protecting the nests and educating people of the
dangers turtles face, Island Turtle Watch is able to increase
the odds for tiny turtles and, it is hoped, bring the species
back from the threat of extinction. Only one out of 100
turtles about one per nest will ever reach maturity.
Beachfront residents can do something to help
turtles without even leaving the convenience of home.
Turn out beachfront lights!
After laying their eggs, nature sends mother turtles
back toward the glisten of starlight and the reflection of
the moon on the water. Hatchlings also head toward the
brightest source of light, and every year we see tragic
evidence of disoriented turtles lost in vegetation up the
shore fooled by street lamps and home security lights.
Witnessing the wonder of a mother turtle nesting
or the baby hatchlings scurrying into the water can turn
you into a devoted Islander and turtle lover.
If you have time or the chance become a turtle
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We just this week started receiving our newspapers
again. The reason for the perseverance in obtaining a
subscription was that we are so delighted to be moving
there soon, we devour every word of the paper. We've
made a scrapbook of great things to be a part of from
what we discover in your paper. Please make every
effort possible to keep it the.charming small town pa-
per that it is.
We understand there are quite a number of Winter
Haven transplants -just like us. It will be fun to dis-
cover who they are. Is there a newcomer's club of some
Trudy and John Horigan, Winter Haven
Woman's Club grateful
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island extends
its gratitude to the 20 merchants who supported the
,club's annual Dessert Card Party March 18. We also
thank friends and members who donated and gave
freely of their time.
Marilyn Pletcher, chairman
Lois Schipper, co-chairman
Islander's support is tops
On behalf of our board of directors, staff and vol-
unteer auction committee, and the thousands of chil-
dren and adults who rely on the many programs and
services offered at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, I thank The Islander Bystander for your April
1 coverage of our most important annual fundraiser, the
upcoming April 18 "Affaire to Remember 1998."
Donations continue to come in, and tickets are al-
most gone, directly due to your coverage.
The Islander's support of the Center, and your
direct involvement and/or sponsorship in all of our
fundraising events, youth sports leagues and so many
of our special programs, is tremendously appreciated.
The amount of space your newspaper gives us to
publicize our classes, programs, services and events is
a value that cannot be measured. We and the commu-
nity rely heavily, and often exclusively, on your paper
to get the word out. You are truly a partner to the Cen-
ter and we are very grateful. Your place in the commu-
nity deserves recognition.
Andy Price, chairman of the board,
Anna Maria Island Community Center
'Disappointed' over and over
In response to your recent articles about an
$80,000 Florida Department of Transportation beau-
tification project and Island bike lane projects being
A beautification project is always nice. It will be
very pretty for all people in their automobiles to gaze
at when they sit in traffic coming onto the Island -
when there still are no bike lanes to commute to the
Island on each side of the salvaged Anna Maria
Bridge and still no way of cycling safely around the
Again, it still seems we have a serious commu-
nication problem and/or lack of overall commitment
by our city and the DOT to go ahead with the Island
bike lane project and get it over with! The city can
build a new city hall and DOT can come up with
$80,000 for a roadside beautification project. Yet
DOT, which needs an additional $80,000 to com-
plete the bike lanes, has now delayed the project.
Doesn't this seem ironic? Like I think DOT is for-
getting something? This must be an April Fool's
Let's see some new commitment from our newly
elected officials to get DOT to use this money, or
other funds available from the county or federal
monies like the I.S.T.E.A. Act, for bicycle enhance-
ments and get the project over and done with! Also,
so your subscribers and city officials won't have to
read our angry letters anymore.
I am disappointed again with the City of Holmes
Beach and DOT.
Mrs. Brenda Natt, Holmes Beach
'Our full support'
I have just written to the Manatee County Commis-
sion lending our full support to the preservation of the
You have given the community a splendid report
of this historical landmark. We support your efforts.
Harriet Josenhanss, Longboat Key
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RAH RAH FOR
Islanders who knew Marion
Colman in her later years may have
thought of her as a mousy bookworm
more interested in poetry and spiritual
matters than in physical vigor. But the
fact is, she was quite an athlete in her
When she entered Florida State
College for Women in Tallahassee in
1914 at the age of 17, American women
were working toward emancipation in
politics, business and sports. Marion
entered into the spirit of things, as this
installment of her autobiography re-
Marion also discloses that although
she graduated with honors, she did not
participate in the graduation ceremo-
nies. It appears the reason was her con-
cern for fellow graduate who possibly
could not afford to purchase proper
garb for the occasion.
By Marion Colman
I was somewhat athletic in my col-
lege days. I remember an incident when
I was playing tennis. Our modern lan-
guages teacher was watching our game.
He was German-born and quite a mar-
tinet, but still a very likable person.
I thought I was doing quite well.
But evidently my observer didn't think
so. He walked over and remarked to
me, "Miss Colman, your shoes are too
I don't remember what I replied or
whether I got some smaller shoes or
not, but I probably did. My father oper-
ated a large general store where I could
get anything I wanted. Well, nearly ev-
One field day I won some points for
my class by my success at the hurdles.
We would run awhile and then jump
over a barrier of some kind.
At lunch that day the best athletes
were being saluted in song. I never
dreamed I had accomplished anything
worth singing about. But the students
sang to me:
They say that Miss Colman, she ain't
got no style.
She ain't got no style.
But she's got style all the while,
She's got style all the while,
She's got style all the while,
All the while, all the while.
This was the sweetest song ever
written in the English language up to
There were two Japanese girls in
our dormitory. They studied hard and
tried to learn all they could about En-
glish and American ways of doing
things. The girl I knew best was a sweet
little somebody who, with her Ameri-
can sponsor, was often called upon to
speak or take part in programs.
When graduation time approached,
my mother and I made a hood for me,
sewn painstakingly by hand. But I de-
cided not to stay for the commencement
exercises. Instead, I gave my Japanese
friend the hood. In return she gave me
an obi, the fancy sash that Japanese
girls wear the manner in which they
wore them indicating whether they
were married or single.
One evening she and her American
sponsor were scheduled to go out on a
speaking engagement. She was putting
the final touches to her costume when
her sponsor called again. She turned to
the others of us in the room and said,
with unusual vehemence, "I am sick
and tired to be hurried."
I understood how she felt. I have
often felt that way when tasks pile up
and up, and Father Time makes very
little effort to cooperate.
One other memory from college
A group of us students traveled to
Blue Ridge, N.C., to attend a YWCA
conference. On the way we stopped to
pick up a student from another college.
She was blind.
As I got to know her, it struck me
that her spiritual insight was better than
that of many sighted people. With her in
mind I wrote a hymn and sent it to a
publishing company in Chicago. It pub-
lished it with the title, "O Father,
Whose All-Seeing Eye."
Next: Marion does her
duty in the Great War
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Island Boy Scout troop forming: join the adventure
By Cynthia Finn
The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island and the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation have joined
forces to establish a new Boy Scout troop on the Island
for adventure, education, leadership skills and fun.
An organizational meeting to determine local inter-
est will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the
church's Lowe Hall, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Interested young men 11 years old and up and their
parents are invited to attend. Membership is open to all
boys regardless of religion or race. Financial concern
should not stop any boy or his family from joining in
this new adventure. Active parent volunteers will be
needed, but no boy should decide not to join because
his parent can't be involved.
Father Rick Fellows of the Church of the Annun-
ciation said Lowe Hall will be available for the troop
to hold meetings every Tuesday.
Two Island Kiwanians, John DeForge and
"Stretch" Fretwell, have stepped forward to serve on
the troop committee representing Kiwanis Club, which
will be the troop's registered sponsor for the Boy
Scouts of America.
"Especially in this day of single-parent and both-
parents-working families, and in this age of so much
peer pressure and so many negative influences, the
young men in this age group are extremely vulnerable,"
"Scouting offers a world of opportunities for
healthy learning and, above all, fun!"
DeForge is a retired high school world history
teacher and a scouter since 1932. His three sons all
achieved Eagle Scout rank. He has been active in scout-
ing administration on the district and council levels.
In a story last week regarding Florida De-
partment of Transportation drainage work in
Bradenton Beach, hours of operation for
Rebecca's Bistro were incomplete. It is open for
dinner only on Monday.
Scout leader Scott DeForge, left, supervises his troop at the Boy Scouts ofAmerica's local council campgrounds in
east Manatee County. Scott's father, John, of Holmes Beach, is part of the Island Kiwanis Club's commitment to get
a troop going here for boys 11 years old and up. Islander Photo: Courtesy of John DeForge
One of his favorite adventures was a trip with his troop
to Philmont National Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
Fretwell has been active in Boy Scouts of America
since 1940, becoming an Eagle Scout in 1946. As a
volunteer leader of Explorer Scout Post 20 since 1953,
he has led many rafting trips on the Colorado River
system, including the Grand Canyon. Now, as a retired
cryogenic engineer, he will once again make time for
his love of scouting to serve on this new troop commit-
tee and encourage young men of our community to join
the national scouting program.
Scout activity will include camping, hiking, out-
door cooking, canoeing, swimming, archery and rifle
shooting, first aid and a host of other outdoor skills.
Work on merit badges will encourage responsibility,
honor, service to others, leadership, honesty, discipline
and other physical and character-building skills.
"There is so much to do in scouting it all can't be
listed," says DeForge. "If you're looking for adventure,
scouting is for you!"
Anyone who is unable to attend Tuesday's organiza-
tional meeting may call DeForge, 778-2918, or Fretwell,
778-7879, for information or to express their interest.
An active Cub Scout pack for boys 8 to 11 years
old already exists on the Island and meets Wednesday
afternoons at Anna Maria Elementary School. For
more information on the pack, contact Julia
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Officer bridges the gap between teens, police
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach Officer Eric Kuusela hopes to make
an impact on the lives of Island youths through a new
program at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Kuusela, the department's community police of-
ficer and youngest officer at the age of 23, is working
with middle and high school teens at the Center. The
project is being funded by a $6,524 grant from the
Florida Department of Community Affairs.
"Community policing is the bridge between law
enforcement and citizens in this case the citizens are
teenagers," Kuusela explained. "We can become'famil-
iar with each other and, hopefully, it will change their
opinion of police officers. I don't want them to be
scared of me, but to think of me as a friend who can
help them get through life."
The program is being held at the Center six hours
a week and is divided into two-hour sessions, with days
and times flexible. It includes a series of videotapes on
various subjects which are used to stimulate group dis-
cussions, sports activities and field trips. A revival of
teen dances at the Center is another possibility.
"I'll be on call through my pager any time anyone
needs to talk to me," Kuusela said. "I know there are
temptations out there for them and I hope my influence
might mean something to them. I think my age helps
too, I can remember what it's like to be a teenager and
the problems they face."
Kuusela has a lot of experience working with
youths. He served as a counselor at the Boys and Girls
Club in Sarasota while he was in his teens. Then he
became a Police Athletic League (PAL) officer with
the Sarasota Sheriff's Office and was stationed in
Newtown. He was named PAL Person of the Year in
"It was an alternative place for teenagers to go and
it focused on sports activities," he said. "I worked with
inner-city, at-risk youths and was head counselor for
his two years at MCC this spring and attend the Uni-
versity of South Florida in Tampa, majoring in crimi-
Islander drivers know Kuusela as the crossing
guard at Anna Maria Elementary school. He serves as
the school's resource officer and is a member of the
Florida School Resource Officers Association.
"I go into every classroom once every two months
and teach programs like 'Stranger Danger' and 'What
is a Policeman?'" he said. "It takes me four days to go
through every class. The school is giving me an office
in the caboose and I'll be working closely with the
guidance counselor. Kids will be able to come in and
talk to me anytime about anything."
In addition, Kuusela covers the other end of the age
spectrum as the department's elderly service officer,
and he does bicycle patrol throughout the city.
"One of the great things about community policing
is that you're on a bicycle and you can stop and talk to
people whenever you want," he noted.
Holmes Beach Officer Eric Kuusela, the
department's community police officer, uses his
bicycle to travel the city, stopping often to listen and
talk to residents. Kuusela is also the department's
elderly service officer and the resource officer at
Anna Maria Elementary School. Islander Photos:
Kuusela graduated from the police academy at
Manatee VoTec and moved to Gainesville to be a cam-
pus police officer at the University of Florida. He was
the youth liaison for the campus police and did extra
duty at the Boys and Girls Club.
Wanting to complete his college degree, Kuusela
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the Holmes Beach Police Department before being
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Cortez Community Center
The Cortez Community Center has openings for
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summer programs. The free services are provided
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Among the activities are gymnastics on Fridays,
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for the Heritage Bottle Regatta. Next month will fea-
ture a bike rally, with all participants receiving a free
Four openings within staff are also available, but
"only those who really like kids and discipline with
care need apply," according to a center spokesperson.
For more information, call Debbie, 792-7494, or stop
by the center at 4517 123rd St. Ct. W., Cortez.
Islanders 18 years old and up who are pursuing
educational interests are invited to submit applications
for scholarship assistance offered to All Island De-
nominations for the Frank W. Hutchinson Scholarship
Completed applications must be returned to AID
by May 1 and are now available at all of the Island
For more information, call Bob Meylan, 778-6445.
Free alternative health
Free lectures on aromatherapy titled "The Use of
Essential Oils as an Alternative For Better Health and
Nutrition" will be offered at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21,
and Tuesday, April 28, at Whale's Song, 515 36th St.
The lecture is designed to introduce the consumer
to aromatherapy and will cover information that may
be useful for everyday use of essential oils in the home
and work environments.
For more information, call Whale's Song, 798-
Tradewinds Resort, 1603 Gulf Drive, Bradenton
Beach, will host the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce's monthly business card exchange from 5
to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. Refreshments and door
prizes will be offered. Chamber members and guests
Tradewinds, located on the bay and just across the
street from the Gulf of Mexico, will also be the desti-
nation for the winner of a one-week vacation for two
in a current Chamber fundraising raffle. Chances are
one for $5 or six for $25. The winner will be announced
at the Chamber's May 27 business card exchange. For
more information, call 778-1541.
Gypsy Artists Market
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will hold
its second annual Gypsy Artists Market from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Island Shopping Cen-
ter, Marina and Gulf drives, Holmes Beach.
Local artists will display and sell their artwork at
discount prices and offer frames, mats, art supplies and
more. The Artists Guild Gallery in the shopping cen-
ter will also host an open house with free refreshments,
a gypsy tea room and fortune tellers. The family event
is free. For more information, call 778-7216.
More than dollars
Executive Director Pierrette Kelly accepts proceeds
of $2,612 for the Anna Maria Island Community
Center from Sweetheart Ball sponsor Islatid Kiwanis
Club and a kiss from band director Bob LoPiccolo.
Democratic Club lunch
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will hold
a luncheon meeting at noon Monday, April 20, at the
Beach House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. A representative from Hospice of Southwest
Florida will speak.
Cost for the luncheon will be $7.50, all inclusive.
All Democrats are invited. No reservations are re-
quired. For information, contact Norton Niss at 778-
explored April 23
The public is invited to attend a meeting of the
Suncoast Hemlock Society at 1:30 p.m. Thursday,
April 23, at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301
Bacarrota Blvd., in downtown Bradenton. Panelists
Manual Fernandez of St. Petersburg's Hemlock S6ci-
ety and Boris Pundick of Sarasota will discuss "New
Directions for the Right-to-Die Movement."
Nan Billings, moderator, will encourage audience
participation in discussion about medical treatment
option laws developed in Arizona, opiate control and
a new program called "Being There," which involves
trained sitters with terminal patients. Other topics will
also be discussed.
For more information, call Billings at 377-6017.
Spring training dollars
Anna Maria Island Community Center board mem-
ber Lee Edwards has announced that concession sales and
tips at the Pittsburgh Pirates' spring training games at
McKechnie Field have earned the Center $4,128.
Edwards was joined by board chairman Andy Price,
immediate past chairman Jerry Bowes and Center Devel-
opment Director Scott Dell in overseeing about 50 volun-
teers at three concession stands for all home games.
"We'd like to thank every individual and organization
that pitched in," says Edwards. "You worked hard for a
good cause and we hope you had fun doing it."
Anyone who wants to be sure to be part of this
fundraising effort during spring training 1999, please
call the Center at 778-1908.
The Manatee County Cultural Alliance, sponsor
of "Artsfest '98," a street fair in downtown
Bradenton last month, is looking for photographs
taken at the two-day event .
Did anyone capture some special moments? Of the
costumed children performing on the community stage?
To share your images, contact MCCA, 323 10th Ave.
W., Suite 303, Palmetto FL 34221, or call 721-0405.
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Writer, photographer and native Floridian Bruce Hunt
of Tampa will be the featured speaker at the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society's monthly meeting Monday,
April 20. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. The
program is free and open to the public.
Hunt's articles have appeared in numerous pub-
lications. His first book, "Adventure Sports in Florida,"
received enthusiastic reviews from travel editors His
second book, "Visiting Small Town Florida," is a top
seller at the Historical Society Museum and will be
available for purchase and autographing at the meeting.
One chapter of the book, which captures 39 of the
state's most interesting
small towns, is devoted to
Anna Maria and the Island
He writes, "Great food, ,9
great beaches, great fishing
and a disdain for intrusive '
combine to make Anna
Maria a perfect small town
Florida beach town." Hunt
For more information
about the meeting, call 778-0492.
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Patricia E. Ashworth
Patricia E. Ashworth, 75, of Holmes Beach died
April 6 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service was held in Hampton, N.H.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association, 5899 Whitfield Ave., Suite 200,
Sarasota FL 34243.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Ashworth came to
Manatee County from Hampton in 1996. She was an
assembler for the telephone industry. She was a Catho-
She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Mills of
Highlands Ranch, Colo.; two sons, Thomas Purcell of
Saco, Maine and William Purcell of Holmes Beach; a
brother, William McManus of Manchester, N.H.; four
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Timothy 'Tim' Branan
Timothy "Tim" Branan, 33, of Bradenton Beach
died April 10 in Abilene, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in
charge of arrangements.
Born in Peoria, Ill., Mr. Branan came to Manatee
County from there in 1987. He was a cook at several
local restaurants. He was a Lutheran.
He is survived by his mother, Pamela J. Stevens of
Bradenton Beach; his father, Larry J. of Peoria; two
sisters, Tyra Shipman and Tasha Shipman of.
Bradenton Beach; and two brothers, Shane of Orlando
and Settimio "Seth" Shipman of Bradenton Beach.
Bruce J. Hoppe
Bruce J. Hoppe, 66, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and
a winter resident of Anna Maria, died April 5 in Blake
Internment was in Grand Rapids. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrange-
Born in Grand Rapids, Mr. Hoppe had wintered in
Anna Maria since 1994. He was a Protestant and a
member of the U.S. Constabulary. He served in the
He is survived by his wife, Inge; a daughter, Kim
DeVries of Kentwood, Mich.; two sons, Karl of
Bradenton and Kevin B. of Farmington Hills, Mich.; a
sister, Lois Levy of Grand Rapids; and four grandchil-
Velma Marjorie Lundy
Velma Marjorie Lundy Jones, 80, of Bradenton,
died March 30 in Integrated Health Services of
Services were held last week at Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, Ellenton. Burial was in Mansion Memo-
rial Park, Ellenton.
Born in Ellenton, Mrs. Jones returned to Manatee
County from Mobile, Ala., in 1992. She was a home-
maker and a Methodist.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Anne Flo-
rence of Bradenton; one sister, Mary L. McClain of
Holmes Beach; a brother, Harry J. Lundy of Lafayette,
Ga.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Robert F. Klos
Robert F. Klos, 76, of Holmes Beach died Friday,
April 3, at Blake Medical Center.
Visitation was Sunday at Shannon Funeral Home.
Funeral services were Monday at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, Holmes Beach, with burial in Plainview,
He was born in Dale, Pa., and was self-employed
at an auto parts company and was an Army veteran of
World War II. He came here in 1976 from Connecti-
cut. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Elks Lodge No. 1511 and the Key Royale Club.
Surviving are his wife, Helen; two brothers,
Theodore of Middletown, Conn., and Henry of Buffalo,
N.Y.; and two sisters, Irene Boskat of Alden, N.Y., and
Emily Mikulec of Texas.
Douglas M. 'Doug' Reddy
Douglas M. "Doug" Reddy, 48, of Bradenton, a
lifetime member of the Anna Maria Island Privateers,
died March 30 at home.
Services were held last week at Brown and Sons
Funeral home with the Rev. John Brabham officiating.
Burial was in Ellenton. Memorial contributions can be
made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box
10459, Bradenton,-FL 34282-0459 or Bradenton Hos-
pice House, c/o of Hospice House of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Born in Rochester, N.Y., Mr. Reddy came to
Manatee County from there in 1975. He served in the
U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a Method-
He is survived by his wife, Brenda; one daughter,
Kelly, of Philadelphia; one son, Billy, of Pittsburgh;
two sisters, Eileen Benshoff and Jody Wyman, both of
Bradenton; one brother, Bruce, of Greensboro, N.C.;
and his parents, Gerald and Frances Reddy of
Newton G. 'Newt' Webb
Newton G. "Newt" Webb, 92, of Holmes Beach
died April 10 in Blake Medical Center.
Service was held at Roser Memorial Community
Church, Anna Maria, with the Rev. Wayne D. Kirk
officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to
Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Holmes Beach, was in
charge of arrangements.
Born in Pittsburgh, Mr. Webb came to Manatee
County from Northeast, Pa., in 1970. He was a quality
control inspector for Electric Materials Co., Northeast.
He was a member of Roser Church, a member of Anna
Maria Island Hi-12 Club No. 357 and a 50-year Mason.
He was a member of Key Royale Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; a daughter,
Mary Ellen Burns of Hamilton, Ohio; a son, George A.
"Tony" of Anchorage, Alaska; five grandchildren; and
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Someplace for nothing
By Don Maloney
Special to The Islander
Let me make sure I've got this straight, my upstate
New York neighbor asked when we broke our retire-
ment decision to him some years back, "You and Wife
Sarah are giving all this up to move to some island in
the middle of the Gulf of Mexico?"
After I assured him that it was, indeed, how we had
decided to sit out our Medicare/Social Security years,
I started to defend our choice. For one thing, I assured
him, Anna Maria Island is just barely out in the Gulf,
not out in the middle.
"A little island," he said with a shrug. "What in the
world can you do all day on a little island?"
Any answer to that question precisely recites what
attracted Wife Sarah and I to Anna Maria in the first
place. That's because there is nothing you can't do on
Anna Maria. So often we decide over breakfast whether
that day we will do some sort of something or settle for
every bit of absolutely nothing. That's a tough decision
and often we don't come to it until long after lunch.
After living on any part of the mainland, Anna
Maria is life in the slow lane. The ability to do abso-
lutely nothing is the island's top ingredient. And you
can do nothing in so many different places. If you want
nothing to include listening to rolling surf while you do
your nothing in the sand, there's those miles of Gulf
beach. If you want to sand lounge in quiet without
the surf racket there's the bay side.
Fishing is probably best off one of the island's
piers. And-don't misunderstand, fishing doesn't have
to mean that you're doing something. For myself in
fact, I prefer to drop a bait-free hookless line in the
water. That way, I'm not likely to catch a fish which
would require me to do something rather than the noth-
ing I came to the pier for.
Bicycling on the island like anywhere else -
gives the appearance of doing something while you're
really doing nothing. Bicycling is better on Anna Maria
than on a sprawling mainland since there's really
hardly anyplace to pedal around on the island except
maybe to the beaches where you can park your bike
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and really do nothing.
Of course the best place to do nothing is at home,
although home is actually my second do-nothing
choice. That's because Wife Sarah can usually come up
with a do-something thing for me when I'm there.
Please don't misunderstand Anna Maria can be
a very do-something island. But personally, my only
cast-in-stone do-something responsibility involves
putting out the garbage on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Thursday. That chore-simple as it sounds-keeps
the mind active. That's because the only ordinary, old
time, put-out-the-garbage day is Thursday. On Mon-
days, too, ordinary garbage goes out again, but that's
also recycling day when all the old newspapers, cans,
bottles and plastics are curb-sided. Wednesday are
only for tree, bush and grass trimmings-but abso-
lutely no ordinary garbage.
There are all sorts of other somethings to do on the
island if you're so inclined-or should I say when you're
NOT inclined. If you consider eating is doing something
(I place it numero uno on my do-something list), there's
all sorts of places on the island to fulfill that urge. And if
shopping is your something (Wife Sarah's numero uno,
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shopping for nearly anything and everything, We've got
drug stores, food markets, hardware stores, clothes stores,
jewelry stores, gift shops, lumberyards-you name it. We
even have a store that sells sea shells in case your doing -
nothing trips to the beach don't include picking up your
own. And, if you don't want to buy anything, there's a
shop that rents everything.
There are even three post offices on our island. I
think Long Island in New York is the only other island
that has more. And, if you ever get the urge to leave the
island for some silly reason, we even have gas stations
to fill up your car, and marinas if you care to sail, row,
or putt-putt away,
Do people love this place and want to move here?
What do you think supports the island's couple of
dozen real estate brokers?
For now, enough is enough. Maybe even too much,
Writing about all this doing nothing is really doing
more something than I care to get involved with on a
single day-especially since it's one of those days
when I've already put out the garbage.
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ghetti dinner to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday,
April 18, on the church grounds, 4408 Gulf Drive,
The menu will include spaghetti, bread, salad and
drinks, with desserts available. Diners may choose
between the banqet room and take-out, which must be
ordered ahead. Cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children
under 6. Further information is available a 778-1638 or
to meet pope
Middle school students from Anna Maria Island
are plotting fund-raising events to finance their trip to
Rome to meet Pope John Paul II in August 2000.
The journey is the result of an invitation from the
pope to meet with him, an invitation that parents ac-
cepted for their children. Going to Rome will be mem-
bers of St. Bernard Youth who are middle school stu-
dents this year.
A savings account has been opened for them at the
First National Bank of Manatee on the Island. The
youngsters are expected to participate in three-quarters
of all fund-raisers and have a satisfactory attendance at
youth Night on Mondays at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E APRIL 15, 1998 0 PAGE 13 i[
Police charge teen in shoe theft
What would have been a bad day for Imelda
Marcos was a good day for the Holmes Beach Po-
Police arrested Calvert N. Courtney III, 17, of
Bradenton, and charged him with theft and burglary
to a conveyance on April 7.
United Parcel Service driver David Marquette
told Officer Vernon McGowin that a suspect in a red
vehicle took a box containing 13 pairs of shoes val-
ued at $1,168 from the back of his truck. Marquette
had been making a delivery to the West Coast Surf
Shop at 3902 Gulf Drive.
Marquette said he tried to confront one suspect
who jumped in a vehicle. Courtney, who was driv-
ing, accelerated and smashed into the side of the
building, heavily damaging the vehicle. The
vehicle's mirror broke off and was retrieved by surf
shop owner Jim Brady.
Parish dinners and other funding activities will take
place monthly through the summer, parents and mem-
bers of the group decided at a series of meetings. Fur-
ther information is available at 778-4769.
Poetry Month to be
Area poets will celebrate National Poetry Month
with readings by cowboy poet Bob Criswell and other
McGowin pursued Courtney, following the trail
of gasoline from the auto's fuel tank which had
been damaged in the accident. Marquette had also
supplied a tag number.
McGowin found Courtney in the parking lot of
Leverock's restaurant with his vehicle, which was
heavily damaged on the right side. The box of shoes
was on the ground beside the vehicle.
A passerby said he was attempting to help
Courtney with his vehicle and that Courtney had
two passengers who fled the scene. Brady and
Marquette were brought to the scene and Marquette
identified the box of shoes but could not identify
Courtney as being one of at least two persons who
removed the box.
Brady and Marquette signed affidavits and
Courtney was placed in custody and transported to
the juvenile assessment center.
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You Were a Cowboy." He is now a resident of Parrish.
Members of the Manatee Poetry Group will read
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'Cowboy' retires still at the top
By Jim Hanson
After 26 years with his company, 14 of them as
"salesman of the year" and not one feud, Robert
"Cowboy" Hatfield is retiring.
April 17 will see the last of him in his big white
truck on a long and busy route that includes Anna
Maria Island and points east and south. That is the
last day he will deliver the goods for the Lance Co.
He won't retire from anything but servicing res-
taurants, stores, institutions, vending machines and
other outfits that use the Lance snacks. "Cowboy
Bob" will go right on being a brand new father, at
On Friday, April 3, he and his wife of 49 years,
Betty Louise, won legal custody of a 7-year-old boy
who "has just plain taken over my life."
They have been caring for the youngster since he
was seven months old, given to their daughter by the
boy's mother. The daughter, herself a single parent,
came to live with her Mom and Dad until she left for
the Midwest some three years ago.
"I rocked him to sleep," said Hatfield, "changed
his diapers and everything and he just became the
central part of my life."
He also became Caleb Tyler Hatfield, with a
brand new heritage that is as spectacular as it is well
"Cowboy" is a descendant of the Hatfields who
feuded for more than 20 years with the McCoys..
That was around Blackberry Creek, W.Va., starting
about the time World War I ended in 1918.
"There was an argument that led to fighting and
that led to shooting," said the local Hatfield. "I don't
know much about it, and haven't tried to learn. My
Winners in the April 11 horseshoe games
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mother referred to it from time to time but we just don't
want to think about it or talk about what happened.
"I do know that it ended peacefully in May 1939
with a formal truce andeverybody was happy."
He's driven through the feud area but never
stopped, he said, for "there's nobody left there any
more. The young people leave and the old folks stay
and die out."
Robert Hatfield was born about mid-feud but far
from it, in 1931 in New Paris, Ohio. He was 17 and
working in a service station in Indiana when he met a
girl selling popcorn in a theater. "I ate popcorn and ate
and ate and finally on Aug. 8, 1949, she went on a date
with me. We were married the following November
He got back from the Korean War in time to wel-
come their first son. They subsequently had another
and a daughter, all now in their 40s.
The Hatfields came to Daytona for vacations
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Coast, and "we fell in love with Anna Maria. I asked
Lance for a transfer here, and five years later it came
through." That was 20 years ago.
They lived for awhile in the '80s on Avenue C
in Holmes Beach, then in various places on the
mainland until buying on 56th Street West just off
Cortez Road a dozen years ago.
This is where they will stay in his retirement. His
wife owns Betty's Antiques in Ellenton, and they
may expand the store. She also writes children's sto-
ries that she records as Grandmother Betty, with a
couple of albums out.
At his retirement party at the Park Inn, it was an-
nounced that "Cowboy" was "salesman of the year"
for the 14th time, six times for Ohio and now eight
He won't leave. "Anna Maria and West
Bradenton are the nicest places we've ever lived," he
said. "The people are the nicest anywhere. We're
staying right here."
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Sierra Club river
The Manatee County Sierra Club invites the pub-
lic to join members for Peace River Paddle Day on
Saturday, April 18, water-level permitting. The cost for
the outing is $2 for members, $4 for non-members, plus
canoe rental if needed.
The group will also hike the seven-mile loop trail
at Little Manatee River State Park on Sunday, April 26.
For more information, call Tom Hay, 746-6667.
The second and third meetings of Temple Tykes,
for children up to 6 years old, will be held at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, April 26, and Sunday, May 24, at Temple Beth
El, 2209 75th St. W., Bradenton. Appropriate Jewish
themes with arts, crafts and stories will be offered.
Bagels and coffee will be served. Everyone is wel-
come. Space confirmation can be made by calling
Debbie Danziger at 778-2515.
In keeping with the conservative temple's outreach
to Reform Jews, the new gender-neutral "Gates of
Prayer" book has become part of the temple's Reform
service Friday evenings. The goal of this change in the
Friday evening ritual is to encourage more Reform
Jews to attend the Sabbath service.
For more information, call the temple office, 792-
And the winner is ...
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four per family, are available only by mail. Send your
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jK PAGE 16 .APRIL 15, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Kent Fittro and Nancy Fair
Fair and Fittro to wed -
Lydia Fair of St. Petersburg announces the engage-
ment of her daughter, Nancy Fair, to Kent Holland
Fittro, son of Janet and Robert Fittro of Holmes Beach.
The couple will wed June 27 at a beach ceremony in
The bride-to-be is a 1992 graduate of Chamberlain
High School, Tampa, and a 1996 graduate of Tampa
Technical Institute. She is employed as a group advi-
sor at Tampa Bay Academy in Riverview, Fla.
The prospective bridegroom, a native of Hardee
County, graduated from Hardee High School in 1992.
He has attended Gallaudet University, Washington,
D.C.; Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester,
N.Y.; and St. Petersburg Unior College. He is also
employed as a group advisor at Tampa Bay Academy.
605 Manatee Ave. West
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Nesbitt was born
March 31 in Cedar
Park, Texas, to
parents Shea, right,
and Craig (not
Judy and Jack Egan
of Anna Maria.
Jack has been the
cartoonist since the
1970s and daughter
Shea grew up in
Courtesy of "Dad"
Annual Suncoast Boat
Show April 23-26
A wide selection of watercraft and numerous ma-
rine products, plus continuous special events for the
entire family, will be featured at the 16th annual
Suncoast Boat Show Thursday, April 23, through Sun-
day, April 26, at Ken Thompson Park on City Island,
just south of Longboat Key.
Admission will be $5 for adults, $2 for children and
free for children 6 years old and under. Hours will be noon
to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Satur-
day, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Daily fishing clinics,
swimsuit fashion shows and more are planned.
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Sunday Evening Worship........ 7:00 pm
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6300 MARINA DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
SUNDAY SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30 AM
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Monday thru Friday 10 am to 4 pm
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Big sister Bailey Grooms introduces newest Grooms,
Collin Rea, born Feb. 4 at Manatee Memorial
Hospital to Barry and Missy Groons. He weighed 8
pounds, 13 1/2 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long.
Grandparents are Rodney and Faye Grooms, who
have had Grooms Motors & Automotive in Holmes
Beach for 30 years, and Henry and Jane Bourne.
The 34th sunrise service was held at the Manatee County Public Beach, at the Gulf end of Manatee Avenue, in
Holmes Beach. The annual event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club ofAnna Maria Island. All seven of the
Island's churches participate with the collection divided among them. Robert C. LoPiccolo co-chairs the event
with Jeff Asbury. The invocation was given by Rev. J. Clement Walker of Harvey Memorial Church with a
welcome from Kiwanis President Rich Bohnenberger. Father Donald Baier of St. Bernard Catholic Church
and Charles V. Reed of the First Church of Christ Scientist performed scriptures with Rev. Wayne Kirk of
Roser Memorial Community Church delivering the sermon. The offering was made by Rev. James Meena,
Island Baptist Church followed by the benediction by Rev. Danith Kilts, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Is-
lander Photos: Edna Tiemann
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Top weekly honors come with smiles
Students of the week for Anna Maria Elementary School are from left to right, front, Angelina Lee, Evan
Wolfe, Danielee Parmenter and Lexa Murphy. Middle, from left, Michael Spicer, Jordan Pritchard, Elaine
Moore, Amber Brown and Noelani Carver-Mills. Back top, Cole Billings, Katie Dittmeier, Gabrielle
Westerman, Michael Dittmeier and Nick Taylor. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
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The "Pennies from Heaven" donation program is
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Seen here is Logan Bystrom with Principal Jim
Kronus contributing pennies brought from the
Bystrom home. Everyone is invited to contribute.
Drop pennies (other coins, cash and checks are
welcome too) at the school during school hours or, if
you would like your donation picked up, call the
program's "angels, Manuel Huerta at 778-4497, or
John Bacich at 778-1626. A final count will be
announced at the end of the school year. Islander
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 5, criminal mischief, Cedar Avenue on
the beach. An unknown person removed boards from
a city bench.
April 12, domestic battery, domestic assault,
200 block of Magnolia. The victim and suspect had
an argument and the suspect hit the victim in the face
and threatened to kill her, said the report.
April 3, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person
broke into the vehicle and removed a purse, a pay-
check, a pair of scissors valued at $100, a check-
book, a wallet, a social security card and the vehicle
April 8, criminal mischief, LaCosta condo-
miniums, 1800 Gulf Drive. Three victims reported
an unknown person threw a shuffleboard puck
through the rear windows of their vehicles. One
vehicle's vinyl top was also damaged. Damages
were $200, $250 and $400.
April 3, found property a bicycle, 2700
block of Gulf Drive.
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April 3, noise, 3901 Gulf Drive, Duffy's Tav-
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officer found it was coming from the vehicle of a
painter working on the building. He was asked to
turn it down.
April 4, damage, 5400 block of Marina Drive.
The. complainant reported he drove over three re-
cently installed dividers.
April 4, burglary, 3018 Avenue C, Holmes
Beach Storage. The complainant reported she
opened the business and found a pile of pennies on
the floor and keys to the storage units scattered on
the desk. The officer found that drawers were rifled
through, water was poured into a computer key-
board, two fire extinguishers were removed and
$400 worth of fireworks were missing from a stor-
age unit. Following an investigation, four juvenile
suspects were placed in custody and taken to the
juvenile assessment center.
April 5, theft, 68th Street canal. The victim re-
ported an unknown person tried to remove a motor
from his boat.
April 5, suspicious, 3600 block of East Bay
Drive. The complainant reported a juvenile was
walking on the street breaking light bulbs. He was
April 6, found property a purse, 63rd Street
April 6, assistance, 2700 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported a drunk subject was walk-
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April 6, theft, 70th Street beach. The complain-
ant reported she rented two kayaks valued at $400
and left them unattended on the beach. When she
returned, they were gone.
April 6, assistance, 100 block of 79th Street.
The complainant reported there was a sewer rat in
his house. The officer hit it over the head with a stick
and removed it.
April 7, vandalism, 600 block of Concord
Lane. The complainant reported an unknown person
damaged the pool screen. Damages were $800.
April 7, theft of a bicycle valued at $50, 400
block of Clark.
April 8, vandalism, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The complainant reported the
screen to the outdoor grill was cut and a ceramic
flower pot was broken. Damages were $35.
April 7, burglary, 101 66th St., Beach Inn. The
victim reported an unknown person broke into the
room and removed cameras valued at $700 and a
purse valued at $50.
April 7, theft 5325 Marina Drive, Marina Bay
restaurant. The complainant reported an unknown
person removed $467.21 from a cash drawer.
April 8, assistance, 3300 block of East Bay
Drive. The officer on patrol observed the subject
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that was ...
...--- By Kevin P. Cassidy
Baseball, apple pie
It was another exciting week of Little League base-
ball as Haley's suddenly looks vulnerable after losing
its first game last week. This week they were on both
sides of one-run; come-from-behind games as they
pulled one out against Kiwanis then watched as Bob
Boast Dodge did the same to them.
Haley's 12, Kiwanis 11
Haley's scored an exciting come-from-behind vic-
tory over Kiwanis by scoring five runs in the last in-
ning. Brandon Roberts went the distance on the mound
to get the win. Evan Wolfe also pitched a complete
game in taking the tough loss.
Kiwanis took an early 5-2 lead with most of the
damage being done by Robby Dial's two-run single
and Ryan Keller's two-run triple in the first inning.
Haley's came back and cut into the Kiwanis lead
by scoring two in the first on the strength of singles by
Tyler Krauss and Hunter Green and an RBI single by
They cut further into the Kiwanis lead with two
more runs in the second when Bobby Cooper doubled
home Chris Nelson, who had singled, and Brandon
Roberts, who reached base on a fielder's choice, mak-
ing the score 5-4 in favor of Kiwanis.
The third inning saw Kiwanis add to its lead on a
walk to Daniel Miller who after advancing to third
on a stolen base and a passed ball waltzed home on
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Zack Hill's single, making the score 6-4.
Haley's took their first lead of the game in the third
when a two-out single by Mark Sankey and walks to
Nelson and Blake Tyre loaded the bases for Krauss,
who responded with a three-run triple to put Haley's in
Kiwanis retook the lead in the fourth when
Wojculewski reached on an error and Dial coaxed a
walk from Roberts on the mound. The bases then got
juiced when Evan Wolfe reached base on an error set-
ting the stage for Aaron Stark, who responded with a
sacrifice fly that just made it into the outfield, scoring
Wojculewski and advancing the runners.
Keller then got his third RBI of the night on an-
other sacrifice fly to score Dial and give Kiwanis an 8-
Things were looking good for Kiwanis as Evan
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Tip's Peter Dowling put
on a pitching clinic
against Anna Maria Fire
District, allowing only
one hit in three.innings of
work, while striking out
seven batters to secure
the pitching win. Islander
Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Wolfe retired six straight Haley's batters to take them
into the sixth and final inning holding onto an 8-7 lead.
Kiwanis extended their lead in the top of the sixth,
scoring three runs as Dial, Evan Wolfe and Stark
reached on walks or errors and eventually scored on
passed balls to give Kiwanis an 11-7 lead.
Haley's erased any doubts of giving up when Roberts
led off with a double followed by a single from Cooper.
Hunter Green then hit a single to load the bases, which
opened the flood gates as Haley's scored five runs on
walks, errors and balks to win the game 12-11.
Leading the way for Haley's were Krauss who
went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs and Cooper
who went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Green
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 20
also went 2-for-4 vwth a double while Purcell, Sankey
and Nelson eaclradded a single on the night.
Kiwanisfwas led by Keller with a triple and three
RBIs-'Iff~ill, who went 2-for-5 including a double.
Dial and Evan Wolfe each added singles on the
Tip of the Island 21, AMFD 4
Tuesday's game saw Peter Dowling put on a pitch-
ing clinic against Anna Maria Fire District, allowing
only one hit in three innings of work, while striking out
seven batters to secure the pitching win. Courtney Tay-
lor closed the game out with one inning of one-hit ball,
allowing only one run.
Leading the way for Tip were Joey Mattay who
had a triple and three RBIs during a 2-for-5 night, while
Luther Sasser and Logan Bystrom each contributed two
RBIs, going 3-for-3 and 2-for-4 respectively.
Scot Vensel had a double while Brett Milks went
1-for-3 with one run scored for AMFD.
Bob Boast Dodge 6,
Haley's Motel 5
On Wednesday, Brian Faasse led off the bottom of
the fifth inning with a single to break up Bobby
Cooper's no-hit pitching effort and Bob Boast Dodge
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Torres secured the pitching win by sandwiching a
walk and a batter reaching on an error between three
strikeouts to end the game.
Torres' double and Faasse's single were the only
hits on the day for BBD as Cooper mowed them down,
striking out 10 batters. For Haley's, Tyler Krauss led
the way with a triple and two runs scored while Hunter
Green had a double to go along with two hits and Mark
Sankey managed a single.
Kiwanis 10, AMFD 9
Thursday saw yet another come-from-behind game
ore than a mullet wrapper
Brandon Roberts went
4, the distance on the
mound to get the win for
Haley's in an exciting
victory over Kiwanis.
as Kiwanis came back to nip AMFD, denying AMFD
its first victory. Aaron Stark got the pitching win while
Anthony Rosas took the tough loss despite a complete-
game pitching effort.
Leading the way for-Kiwanis were Robby Dial,
Ryan Keller, Mike Wojculewski and Evan Wolfe with
two hits each, including one triple by Wojculewski and
two by Wolfe. Daniel Miller and Bryan Lucas each had
a single to contribute to the win.
AMFD was led by Scot Vensel who went 2-for-2,
Trey Andricks who went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, while
Chase Parker and Rosas each singled on the night.
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i- ] PAGE 22 0 APRIL 15, 1998 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Good news for snook, eagles
By Bob Ardren
Florida snook can feel a little safer. The Miami
Herald reports that the Professional Association of
Diving Instructors (PADI) has withdrawn its request to
allow spearfishing of snook in Florida waters.
PADI's request had aroused sport anglers across
the state, especially since the Florida Marine Fisheries
Commission had begun scheduling hearings on the
possibility of repealing the 40-year-old ban on
Now energies can go back to fighting about the
more usual things, such as whether the daily bag limit
for snook should be one or two fish.
Alafia fish count confirmed
The acid spill into the Alafia River late last year
killed at least 10 million fish according to state en-
vironmental regulators. They called that a "conser-
Bald eagles are making a nice comeback in the
lower 48 states, according to the U.S. Fish and Wild-
life Service. According to the latest numbers available,
there are now 4,450 breeding pairs living in the conti-
That's a 462 percent increase from 20 years ago.
The surge in eagles is attributed to several things, most
notably the banning of DDT in 1972. The creatures also
benefit from the endangered species act along with re-
covery programs scattered across the country.
As a result of the increase in the number of eagles,
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
-Apr 16 4:23 1.2 7:40 1.0 2:41 2.1 10:09 -0.1
Apr 17 5:46 1.2 8:02 1.1 3:26 2.1 11:14 -0.1
Apr 18 4:17 2.0
LQ Apr19 12:24 -0.1 5:33 1.9 --
Apr20 9:54 1.4 1:34 -0.1 7:03 1.8 12:54 1.3
Apr21 10:19 1.5 2:34 -0.1 8:32 1.8 2:32 1.1
Apr22 10:41 1.6 3:27 0.0 9:51 1.8 3:41 0.8
Apr23 11:05 1.8 4:10 0.1 10:58 1.8 4:37 0.5
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
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the Fish and Wildlife Service has re-classified bald
eagles as threatened rather than endangered. That's a
nice step forward from the days in the 1950s when they
Were in danger of becoming extinct.
One final note: Alaska had a bounty on bald
eagles until 1952 because it was widely believed
they were a threat to the salmon population. It turned
out that wasn't true. The bounty accounting for the
killing of 100,000 bald eagles there was dropped,
- and now Alaska has more bald eagles than the entire
lower 48 states.
No word yet on what could happen locally, but an
administrative law judge in Tallahassee has ruled that
Coastal Petroleum should be allowed to drill an explor-
atory well off the Florida Panhandle if it posts a
$224.5 million bond. That money would be to cover the
cleanup of any resulting spills.
SGov. Lawton Chiles and the Cabinet had tried to
raise the bond requirement to $4.3 billion, but that rule
was appealed and Coastal Petroleum won the appeal.
The proposed drilling site will be in state waters of the
Gulf of Mexico.
A virtual race
Not many of us ever have the opportunity to go big
time sailboat ocean racing, but you can compete in the
next leg of the Whitbread around the world race if you
have a computer and connection to the Internet. It's
called virtual racing, and it sounds like much more fun
than you might think.
Here's how it works.
You sign on at www.whitbread.org on the Internet
to become skipper and navigator of your own boat for
-the next (seventh) leg of the 31,600-mile Whitbread
race. That leg is leaving Fort Lauderdale next Sunday
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Every 12 hours, virtual sailors are given the
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sails and plot a course on the current race leg's navi-
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weather turns out to be, you'll find your boat some-
where on that chart 12 hours later.
At the end of the leg, you'll be scored along with
the other 6,000 or so virtual racers. Is it possible to beat
the real racers? Well, 22 of the virtual racers did just
that on leg five of the race and in leg six from Brazil
to Fort Lauderdale, 34 virtual racers did the same.
So crank up that computer if you have one, and try
a little big-league ocean racing.
A few months ago I mentioned in this space that
the Panhandle of Florida seems to be exploding with
development. Little did I know what was coming.
Sunday's New York Times has a long article detailing
how St. Joe Corporation that used to be St. Joe Paper
and is owned by the DuPont family trust is planning
to develop an area of the Panhandle about the size of Dela-
ware. No, I am not kidding. The size of Delaware.
The company owns 30 miles of frontage on the Gulf
of Mexico and another 250 miles on inland lakes and
waterways, according to the Times. A former Arvida and
Disney executive, Frank Rummell, is heading up the ven-
ture and is chief executive of St. Joe these days.
Rummell is promising the development will use
Seaside as its model and incorporate the traditional
styles and materials and scale of that award-winning
Panhandle community. It's surely going to be an inter-
.esting time in the Panhandle over the next few years.
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Kings are king of catches right now
..'By Capt. Mike Heistand
Kingfish action is at its peak right now, and off-
shore is the place to troll for the big kings. Backwater
fishing for snook is starting to improve, and pompano
are still along the beaches.
Rod and Reel Pier fishers are reeling in sheepshead,
a few pompano, a couple cobia and some snook at night.
Anna Maria City Pier anglers report some real
nice snook, sheepshead, a few mackerel and flounder.
Folks at the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trips averaged 175 head of Key West grunts.
The six-hour trips averaged 175 head of black sea bass,
sand perch and Key West grunts. The nine-hour trips
averaged 50 head of black grouper, mangrove snapper,
red grouper and lane snapper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II is bringing back cobia up to 40 pounds,
plenty of 24-inch trout, 30-inch redfish, pompano,
bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Capt. Mike said he's
catching a lot of reds up to 26 inches long, snook at 24
inches and trout to 22 inches, all from southern Tampa
Bay. In Sarasota Bay he's finding pompano and snook.
On my boat Magic we're catching snook, redfish,
trout and cobia.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said green-
backs are coming in and wade fishers are doing good
with snook and redfish, but trout seem to be scattered
and hard to catch.
Capt. Kurt Morrison and Capt. Jason Henzell on
the Neva-Miss said they're getting into gag grouper up
to 16 pounds, mangrove snapper in the three-pound
range, lane snapper and kingfish up to 34 inches long.
The kings are being caught while trolling.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's doing well with cobia
up to 50 pounds.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Complete Angler said
he's catching cobia, kingfish, snook and pompano.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's catching trout and
Center Little League
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April 21 5 p.m.
April 22 5 p.m.
Bob Boast Dodgers vs. Tip of the Island
Haley's Motel vs. AMFD
Bob Boast Dodgers vs. Kiwanis
Islander Bystander vs. Bridge St. Cafe
Air & Energy vs. Bali Hai
Island Real Estate vs. Quality Builders at Center field
Domino's Pizza vs. C&M Construction at Longboat Field
Harry's Continental Kitchen vs. Beach House
VFW vs. Beach Bistro
Luther "Bo" Sasser of Anna Maria caught this 34-
inch-long, 15-pound snook off the Rod and Reel Pier.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said kingfish are at
their peak right now and cobia are showing up all over
the place. Pompano are still along the beaches and there
are good reports of snook and redfish in the backwa-
ter. Sheepshead are just about gone, though.
Capt. Tom Smith at Anglers Repair said he's
catching redfish, trout and a few snook.
Peter at the Cortez. Fishing Center said offshore
anglers are doing well with kingfish, grouper and co-
bia. The backwater fishers are starting to get white bait
and are bringing in good-sized snook and redfish.
Good luck and good fishing.
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530 72nd St., Holmes Beach ............ $595,000
3BR/3BA home with nearly 5,000 sq. ft. Enclosed
pool, boat slip and fishing dock. Call Clarke
Williams 744-0700 eves.
606 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach... $264,000
Key Royale. Lovely 2BR/3BA canalfront home
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Sharron Hamilton 722-5741 eves.
2112 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach ........ $169,000
2BR/2BA elevated home with vaulted ceiling in
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Call Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.
635 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach..$259,000
3BR/3BA home located one lot off Key Royale
Pass. Price reduction! Call Carol Williams
314 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.......... $254,000
4BR/2BA elevated home with vaulted ceiling,
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224 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria........... $265,000
4BR/3BA canalfront home with large yard with
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117 7th St. N., Bradenton Beach........ $77,500
Bayview Terrace. Price reduction! 2BR/IBA condo
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Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
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Island property transactions
507 77th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,026 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp home built in 1961 on
a 90x100 lot, was sold 3/129/98, Armstrong to Jones, for
$176,000; list unknown.
514 Loquat, Anna Maria, a 42x153x152x85
canalfront lot, was sold 3/19/98, Stofberg to Arendt, for
$196,000; list $199,900.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 101 Westbay
Cove, a ground-level corner bayfront 1,200 sfla 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1977, was sold 3/16/98, Daubenspeck
to Shideler, for $182,000; list unknown.
608 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 2,081 sfla 4bed/3bath/2car home built in 1969
on a 95x115 lot, was sold 3/18/98, Kloss to Bouvet, for
$250,000; list $285,000.
706 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a ground-level
bayfront 1,198 sfla 2bed/2bath/cp home built in 1958 on
a 60x85 lot, was sold 3/20/98, Philpot to McGough, for
$280,000; list unknown.
1007 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 111 Summer
Sands, a 1,536 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was
sold 3/24/98, Bumgarner to Woodruff, for $165,000; list
119 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, a 1,168 sfla 2bath
building built in 1935 and zoned C2, was sold 3/27/98,
Brasota Mortgage to Tyglo Services, for $150,000; list
203 55th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 4bed/
2bath/2car/pool home built in 1949 on a 104x106 lot, was
sold 3/26/98, Shortelle to Eddy, for $175,000; list
208 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 90x78 lot, was sold 3/
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25/98, Luburgh to Lewis, for $77,500; list $80,000.
213 Spring, Anna Maria, a ground-level 2bed/lbath _
851 sfla home built in 1935 on a 78x145 lot, was sold 3/
23/98, Slavin to Buttocovla,, $150,000; list unknown.
508 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, an elevated 2,362 sfla
5bed/3bath/2car+ home built in 1995 on a 51x145 lot, was
sold 3/24/98, Carter to Casagrande, for $240,000; list
521 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a ground-level 1,344 sfla
4bed/2bath/2car building zoned ROR and built in 1970 on
a 53x145 lot, was sold 3/26/98, Hayes to AMI Holdings,
for $190,000; list $250,000.
* Compiled exclusively for The Islander Bystander by
Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.
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Large party deck with caged pool. A warm and cozy home well cared for. #21348. Call Don Pampuch 778-3111
PALMA SOLA BLVD $129,500. Build your dream house on this corner lot in a beautiful residential neighborhood.
Located across the street from the bay. #27452. Call Denise Langlois 795-8748 or Carol Heinze 778-5059.
PRIVATE ESTATE SALE
Meticulous Gulffront home listed exclusively with our
office as an estate sale! Offering 2BR/2BA and open
design that includes living room, dining area and
kitchen which opens onto screened lanai and all with
lovely Gulf view. Potential to convert oversize utility
room to an additional smaller bedroom or den. Priced
at appraised value $425,000 furnished.
MARIE 957 LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island. "
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
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ITEMS FO SALE ITMS FOR SLE Contiued ANNONCEMENT
WATERBED QUEEN SIZE with heated, motion-
less mattress and six-drawer oak frame. $100.
1000 #10 WHITE WOVEN regular envelopes from
your copy, black ink, $39.99. Exp. May 30, 1998.
Peacock Printing, 4220 59th St. W., Bradenton.
PLAYBOY MAGAZINES in the 1990's, all new
condition. $1 each. Call Joe at 776-1807.
HONDA HARMONY MULCHING mower, 2-years
old $200. Toro blower/vacuum $25. Ryobi weed
wacker/edger $25. Other lawn stuff. Call 778-9495.
TWO OAK-WOOD 24" barstools with rose-colored
upholstery. Like new. Paid $500, will sell for $125.
VERTICAL BLINDS AND light fixtures, excellent
condition.. For more information call 778-6774
IBM COMPUTER Windows 3.1, Word Perfect for
Windows 6.0. Complete with keyboard, mouse,
modem. Many software accessories including
Paintbrush and games. $300. Call 778-6923.
ANTIQUE WALNUT DINING table, black
hand-decorated chairs, Danish chairs, maple
kneehole desk, sofabed, pine bookcase, much
NAUTICAL BUT NICE Ships Chandler. Come see
the Gulf Coast's most unusual store of marine de-
cor and gifts. 12304 Cortez Road W. 795-5756.
Weekdays 9-6, weekends 10-5.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop, on
premises Longboat Island Chapel, always has
specials! Mon.- Wed.-Sat., 9-3. 6140 Gulf of
Mexico Dr. 383-4738.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day- bed at night) frame and mat $199; daybed
(white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses and
pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
ROSER GUILD Thrift Shop. Open Tues., Thurs.,
Fri., 9:30-2 Sat. 9-12. Clothing, etc. 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, across from Chapel.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Apr. 18, 9-12. Two chics
selling lots of cool stuff! Girl's toddler clothes,.
miscellaneous, queen waterbed. 2112 Avenue B,
MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun., Apr. 18 & 19, 8-?
Furniture, washer/dryer, lawnmower, fishing, mis-
cellaneous. 7005 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
LIQUIDATION SALE indoor/outdoor. Compete
household everything! Beginning Sat. 2812 Ave. C.,
Holmes Beach. 778-5788 or 302-6021 (local call).
YARD SALE Sat., Apr. 18, 8-2. Miscellaneous. 419
63rd St., Holmes Beach.
SALE Sat. & Sun., Apr. 18 & 19, 9am. Lots of fur-
niture, antique rattan sofa/chairs, antique wrought
iron sofa/chairs. Take 31st St. to 3103 Ave. F.,
YARD SALE Sat., Apr. 18, 8 am. 202 Peacock
Lane, Holmes Beach. No early birds.
YARD SALE Sat., Apr. 18, 9-5. Household furnish-
ings, miscellaneous. 306 66th St., Holmes Beach.
LOST MALE, BLACK Cocker Spaniel. Answers
to Pooh Bear. Please call 778-1751.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
YOGA AND MEDITATION .with Harmony
Feldman. New sessions beginning after Easter.
New class for youngsters ages 6 10, 10 16 af-
ter school. 778-3892.
WANTED MEMBERS General contractors, paint-
ers, housekeepers, carpenters, masons, lawn ser-
vice, etc. Chance to increase your business. Call
Maryann at 778-1541 for information.
"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 a first class stamp to:
Adrian D'Lanod, 3618 Southern Pkwy., Bradenton
1978 450 SEL MERCEDES silver, leather seats,
sunroof. $3,500. Call 779-2393.
1974 NOVA COUPE two-door, three-speed, good
running condition. Exterior very good, interior
needs some work. Call 778-5777.
1989 DODGE OMNI four door, automatic, AM/FM
cassette, 83,000 miles, tires less than one-year
old. $1,000. Call 778-0499.
1995 CHRYSLER LeBaron convertible. Emerald, tan
top, warranty, 46,000 miles. $10,500. Call 792-4274.
HOMES FOR SALE ON
ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Mike Norman Realty inc.
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH 778-6696 1-800-367-1617
This lovely cedar chalet is in a secluded neighbor-
hood within walking distance to the Gulf! 3BR/2BA
with large master suites on third floor. Don't miss
this opportunity to live on the north end of Anna
Maria Island. Priced to sell at just $235,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301,
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker at 778-5287
The "cats meow" is at
415 Spring Avenue in Anna Maria.
3BR/2BA for $219,000.
jDoug Dowling Realty
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TRANPORATIO*Cotined HEP ANTD otiue EL ANTE Cotined
1994 FORD RANGER XLT five speed, four
cylinder, air, bedliner, 62,000 miles. Great for work
or play. $5,900. Call 779-2191.
1988 FORD CROWN VICTORIA Low mileage, ex-
cellent condition, red leather inside. Call 7788-6075.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
Aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
38-FOOT HOUSEBOAT for sale. Great live aboard,
sleeps 7, lots of deck space, fly bridge, full kitchen
and bath. $18,500 OBO. Call 792-9100, 9-5.
BOAT AND TRAILER Mitchell Enterprise 21.6-
foot open fisherman. $1,500. 507 59th Street,
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.
CIRCLE K Bradenton Beach now accepting appli-
cations for full or part time sales associates. Sec-
ond shift, excellent benefits. Apply within.
.-HOUSEKEEPING PART TIME Bradenton Beach.
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 Pruden-
tial Florida Realty's Anna Maria office, 778-0766.
NEED STRONG INDIVIDUAL preferably CNA, to
assist elderly gentleman, Anna Maria. References
required, some lifting involved. Call 778-6703.
HOUSEKEEPING Various duties. Non smoking.
Part time. Harrington House Bed & Breakfast
CONDO GROUNDS MAINTENANCE Weeding,
mowing, lifting. Pay according to experience and
willingness to work. Drivers license, transportation
required. Call 383-5454 for application.
GIFT SHOP SALES Full time or part time. Flexible
hours. Apply in person. The Beach Shop, Manatee
Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Ask
for the manager.
CAFE ON THE BEACH now hiring all positions, full
time/part time. Apply in person. 4000 Gulf Dr.,
GRAPHIC ARTIST NEEDED for duties to include
art organization to full color separation. Call (800)
WANTED TUTOR for summer reading/phonics
for nine-year old boy. Call 778-7456.
NURSERY WORKER Sun. mornings, Wed. eve-
nings. Background check and drug test. Send re-
sume to: Emmanuel Methodist Church, 5115
44th Ave. W., Bradenton FL, 34210 or fax (941)
EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER for 15-unit Inn.
SOUS CHEF, saute, servers. Apply at the Buc-
caneer Inn, Dream Island Rd., Longboat Key,
CASHIERS/SALES ASSOCIATES full time/part
time. Manatee Ave. and Holmes Beach. Crowder
Bros. Hardware. Management opportunities avail-
able. Apply in person.
COMPUTER GURU sought for in-house web site
development. Resume, letter of interest to
firstname.lastname@example.org or write The Islander By-
stander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217. Fax 941-778-9392.
SEEKING JOURNALIST for award-winning weekly
staff. Must have experience writing features and/
or covering city beat. Web site development oppor-
tunity. Resume, letter of interest to
email@example.com or write The Islander By-
stander, 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 Historical 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
QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE Professional,
experienced in tender care. Excellent references.
Part time or 24-hour care. Call 778-4192.
call us 1st
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MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, raking, edging. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-.1302.CHECK-A-
HOME Inspection Services can keep an eye on
your home or rental while you're gone. Free esti-
mate. 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.
BANKRUPTCY $200 Divorce $150 $200.
Adoption, Corporations, Modifications, Power of
Attorney, Wills, Living Wills, Name Change, etc.
Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.
MAKE YOUR CAR OR BOAT shine. Mobile polishing
and detailing service. Free estimates. Call 778-5215.
CTX Mortgage Company
Licensed Mortgage Lende
CTX MORTGAGE COMPANY
A SUBSIDIARY OF CENTEX FINANCIAL SERVICES
A New York Stock Exchange Company
MORTGAGES THE EASY WAY....
S Low Rates, Fast Approvals
Convenient, Personalized Service
First-Time Home Buyer Program
Customized Programs to Fit All Needs
Vacation/Second Home Loans
CH #1 MORTGAGE COMPANY CATRIN
(941) 745-5665 or (888) 745-5665 3021 Man
CASTLE WATCH absentee-owner homecare. Let
us give you peace of mind. 12-years in the
homecare business. (941) 792-8737.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Bonded. Resi-
dential, commercial, homes, condos, rentals, move
in/move out. All cleaning products supplied. Esti-
mates. Call Beverly at 778-1945.
NEED PC ASSISTANCE? Want help getting on
the Internet? "@ Ease with PC's" can help. Instruc-
tion, problem resolution, upgrades. Most work
done on your premises. Most major packages.
Sorry, no Macs. Call Keith Allen at 792-8718.
DUMP TRUCK FOR HIRE Shell delivered and
spread $25 yd., mulch, fill dirt, gravel. Call for
prices. Hauling Larry 778-0119.
GOT A COMPUTER? Got problems? Repairs,
troubleshooting, upgrading, networking, personal
training. Low rates. Call 758-3061.
atee Ave. W.
2217 Guf rie orhBrdntn eahFL341
GULFFRONT CONDO Exceptional residence
with custom Bahama shutters, Mexican tile
floors, private 17x29 roof top, terrace and fabu-
lous Gulf views. Complex is extremely well
built with secured elevator, large pool, storage
and wide sandy walking beach. Call David
Moynihan 778-2246 eves; 778-7976.
I5LAIN U UUPLIA
Newly listed elevated duplex with 2BR/2BA
each side. Covered parking, large storage/util-
ity rooms, short-walk to beach. $145,500. Call
David Moynihan 778-7976.
RUNAWAY BAY Complete Island living with
pool, tennis, clubhouse, deeded beach and
#213 2BR/2BA furnished $124,900. Ed
#152 2BR/2BA unfurnished $122,500. Ed
#163 1BR/BA furnished $97,000. David
Holmes Beach 100x100 with Gulf view,
zoned R-4 .................................... $79,900.
Holmes Beach full Gulf view, plans
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.
BAY-HUNI tLtiANLU Magniticent resi-
dence with spectacular bay views. 3BR/2.5BA,
greatroom, eat-in kitchen, separate formal din-
ing and living room, master bedroom and bath
overlooking bay. Heated pool and deep-water
dockage. $695,000. David Moynihan 778-
2246 or eves. 778-7976. #25059.
W r -..
BAYFRONT DUPLEX Fabulous views, spa-
cious floor plans and a short walk to beach.
Turnkey furnished. 2,736 sq. ft. of living area.
Large deep-water dock. Offered at $339,000.
David Moynihan 778-7976. D16133.
1BR/1 BA turnkey-furnished mobile home
2BR/1.5BA mobile home, great investment
Don't leave the island
without taking time to
subscribe. Visit us at
5404 Marina Drive,
Island Shopping Center,
or call 941-778-7978
to charge it on Visa or MC.
Island resident for 12 years
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL Infants and
toddlers now accepted. Come by and see our fa-
cilities. Telephone 778-2967.
ULTIMATE CLEANING SOLUTION Ultimate service
at reasonable prices. Residential, commercial. Excel-
lent references. Call for free estimate. 792-0862.
LAWNS CUT palms trimmed, yards cleaned up.
Shell and mulch delivered and spread. Call David
Bannigan at 778-6972.
LAWN CARE Mowing, trim, bushes, weeding,
flowers, cleanup. Reliable adult, experienced,
references, reasonable rates. Personal Touch
Lawn Maintenance 778-6172.
EXPERT LAWN CUTTING/tree trimming.
Affordable, reliable, insured. Call Jeff at 778-1560.
SPECTACULAR VIEW of Skyway from this 3BR/2BA home
on a seawalled lot with dock and davits. Amenities include
Italian tile, carpet, vaulted ceilings, fans, large bright kitchen.
224 S. Harbor Drive.
BEST BUY Seaside Gardens unit #440, 63rd Street. 1BR/
.1BA canalfront with dock. View down canal. Only $86,000.
LOT New on the market. Great buy! $79,900.
MLS Call Dolores M. Baker
[3 Licensed Real Estate Broker 778-7500
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RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. 605C Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
an independently owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation
CONDOMINIUM BY THE WATER
Best buy on the mainland. 2BR/2BA condo
on Wares Creek, ceramic tile, domed ceil-
ings, screened lanai and carport. 15 min-
utes to the beach. Believe it! $49,900. Call
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
* 3BR/2BA Anna Maria Home ............ $193,000
* 3BR/2BA Family Home ..................... $169,900
* 2BR/2BA Sea Crest ............................. $142,000
* 2BR/2BA Bridgeport .......................... $129,900
* 2BR/2BA Sandy Pointe ...................... $127,000
* 2BR/2BA West Bay Pointe................. $198,000
S(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252
it Our Web Site
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
Bay view end unit. Bright, open 2BR/2BA
condo with glassed lanai and many up-
grades. Includes your own boat dock and
covered carport. Turnkey furnished and
ready to move into. Heated pool and tennis
court. $198,000. Call for private showing
Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800.
* Just Reduced Holmes Beach Fourplex.:... $275,000
* 4BR/4BA Holmes Beach Duplex ...... $175,000
* Motel 10 Units, Holmes Beach plus 3BR/2BA
owner home................................... $1,000,000
* 3 + Acres next to DeSoto Mall........... $750,000
5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
Now Taking Vacation Reservations For Winter 1999
Call Our Rental Professionals at 778-2246
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ED'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Cus-
tom design and installation, mulch, sod, stone,
shell, xeriscape. Consulting services available.
778-8272. Formerly Anna Maria Garden Center.
ITS TIME TO SPRUCE UP your yard. Creative land-
scaping, fountains, bird baths. Huge selection of
plants, palm trees, citrus trees. Do it yourself or let our
professional staff take care of all your gardening
needs. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING Services. In-
stallation, maintenance. First cut free with new
monthly service contract. Reliable, insured. 25-
year Island resident. Mark Reinfandt, 727-5066.
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 ex-
traction, fast drying. "Call who the Realtors use."
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. State licensed and insured. Many
Island references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
-#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
r of Personal
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
A Paradise Rental Management
has out scored all area rental teams! Call for results.
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
Total Rental Income Per Property
To Claim Reward (or for company details) contact:
A Paradise Rental Management
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops; ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, re-
pairs. Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new instal-
lation/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures.
Insured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Rob-
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges.
(FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
"MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR SERVICE" 30 years
experiences, self employed in the construction
trades. I am handy to have around. Call 7788-1110.
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 $290 and $350 wk. Across from sandy walk-
ing beach. Some spring/summer dates available.
Call 941-778-2374, Almost Beach Apartments.
VACATION RENTALS Summer specials. Call
Wagner Realty at 778-2246.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA AVAILABLE May 10. $1,100
mo. Call Wagner Realty at 778-2246.
SPRING RATES Gulf/bay view, 1 & 2BR, pool. Ex-
cellent location. Three nights $195, week $425.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise home. 3BR/
2.5BA, canal, pool, beach. Available May 1
through June 7. Off-season rate $850 week. Call
VACATION RENTAL Anna Maria beach house.
2BR/2BA, Gulf view every room. $2,500 mo. Call
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA UNFURNISHED, spacious,
elevated, one half duplex with garage, sundeck,
vaulted ceiling. Great area, steps to beach. No smok-
ing. $750 mo. Call Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.
DIRECT BAYFRONT Wonderful views! Boat dock,
upstairs 1BR/1BA with deck, one block to Gulf
beach. Unfurnished, exceptional! 749-0216 or
AVAILABLE NOV. 1998 APR. 1999 Nice 2BR/
2BA house. Washer/dryer, newly updated, close to
beach/shopping. No pets, no smokers. $1,700 mo.
BRADENTON BEACH Annual 2BR condo. Pool.
$750 plus utilities. Deposit required. No pets, no
smokers. 778-3669 after 5pm.
HOLMES BEACH Pirates Den. Wk./mo. or six mo.
leases. Available now, also for 1999 season. 2BR,
all turnkey furnished. Stone's throw to beach. No
NEWER KEY WEST-STYLE HOME Gorgeous views of ANNA MARIA ISLAND Key West-style 4BR/3.5B residence.
Intracoastal Waterway and Jewfish Key. Garage accommo- Views of the Gulf. Separate dining room, master suite with
dates six cars and RV. 2BR cottage on same lot. $398,000. sundeck and hot tub. $399,000. Barry and Kimberly Charles,
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R23607 795-1273. R25701
PANORAMIC VIEW of Sarasota Bay. Spacious 3BR home in
a gated community. Nature trails plus all the amenities of
condominium living. A truly peaceful haven. $349,000. Larry
and Louise Miller, 794-0131. C27576
WARNER BAYOU waterfront home.
Immaculate 4BR with screened porch
overlooking bayou. Pool and dock.
$255,700. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354.
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE. Fronting
Manatee River. Two-story home filled
with innumerable special touches.
$1,750,000. Jim Brown, 747-1200.
MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE 4 or 5BR,
completely renovated, wood floors,
crown moldings. Spacious family room
overlooks pool, dock and grounds.
$575,000. Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122 or
Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. R18225
ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive views of Sarasota and
Longboat Key. Property consists of two separate houses and deeded
boat dock. Main house features tile floors, fireplace and living room
with full bay view. $399,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R27773
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.
Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Anna Maria Island Centre Shops
GOLF AND TENNIS are just some of the
amenities with this 2BR/2B patio home
in Terra Ceia Bay Club. $120,000. Dave
Barker, 792-8932. R28616
PALMA SOLA PARK Light and bright
3BR/2B home sparkles. Cathedral ceil-
ings. Lush landscaping. Must see to ap-
preciate, $149,900. Kathleen Slayter,
BEAUTIFUL BUNGALOW in quiet west-
side area. Walk to river and Lewis Park.
Nice size garage with plenty of storage.
Large corner lot. $78,000. Neville Demo,
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
L n Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
1 7 3Established in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
9 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
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STATE LICENSED & INSURED
cRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
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BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock, furnished or
unfurnished, beautiful view, quiet area, no pets or
smokers. $250 wk., $625 mo. Call 794-5980.
SIX MONTHS Lovely, furnished home, one half
block from Gulf. 2BR/2BA, Florida room, no pets.
Nov. 1998 Apr. 1999. Call (941) 792-8340.
ISLAND BUSINESSMAN NEEDS sleeping room
or small furnished apartment short term. Prefer
central Holmes Beach. Call 778-0751, leave
GOT RELATIVES COMING for the summer?
Don't send them to a hotel send them to us! We
have over 200 quality vacation rentals with fully
equipped kitchens, baths and more! From $550
wk. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066 for summer
TOWNHOUSE CONDO 2BR/2.5BA, sleeps six,
beautifully furnished. Across from beach. $625
wk./$1,650 mo. Call 792-6029.
HOLMES BEACH Lovely elevated 2BR/2BA plus
extras. Available May 1. First, last, security. $775
mo. Call 795-3838.
ISLAND HOME Spacious 3BR/2BA, ceramic tile
floors, Holmes Beach. $1,000 mo. annual lease.
STUDIO APARTMENT in Homes. Beach,
furnished, 7-9 mo. lease. $450 mo., first, last,
security deposit. Call 778-2833.
ANNUAL LEASE Furnished 2BR, Anna Maria
City. $625 mo. including water, sewer. First, last,
security. Call 778-5439.
VACATION BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA, $700
wk., $2,200 mo. 1BR poolside, $550 wk., $1,500
mo. Apartment, 300-feet to beach, 2BR/1 BA, $500
wk. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
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
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA apartment in Holmes Beach.
Close to elementary school and beach. No pets.
$550 mo. includes electric, water, garbage. Call -
Fran Maxon Real Estate at 778-2307 for further in-
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH close to beach. 2BR/
2BA, studio, large deck, washer/dryer. No smok-
ing/no pets. $850 mo., first, last, security. Available
June 1. Call 794-2947.
WANTED TO RENT 3BR/2BA home in Anna
Maria/Holmes Beach. Long-term residents of
Holmes Beach. Two adults, two children, no pets.
Will pay up to $1,500 mo. Must have long-term
lease. Please call during work hours (10-3) 795-
2961 or after 3, 778-4446. Must be well kept.
ANNA MARIA Large furnished apartments. Now
taking reservations. Specializing in summer, vaca-
tion or annual. Swimming, boating, fishing, heated
pool. Overlooking City Pier etc. Corner of Spring
and So. Bay. Call early for spring,
summer and fall specials. (941) 778-9188, Lionel
SENIOR MALE SEEKING 2BR rental for Mar.,
Apr. 1999 season. Non smoker. Holmes Beach or
Anna Maria. Call 778-6274 until May 2, (716) 679-
BEACH HOUSE Gulffront, elevated. 1BR/1BA,
sleeps four, central air, front and rear deck, newly
renovated. Available May through Nov. $600 mo.
DUPLEX BRADENTON BEACH View of
Intracoastal, dock, davits, walk to beach, 2BR, car-
port, washer/dryer, storage. $750 mo. annual.
(813) 539-5586 or (813) 784-3679.
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VACATION IN EUROPEAN-STYLE French
Normandy home. 4BR/3BA, spectacular Gulf
view, storybook circular turret and staircase, fire-
place. Old World craftsmanship, lush tropical
landscaping, modern amenities. $3,500 mo. in
season, $2,000 mo. off season. Call 794-8202.
EFFICIENCY HOLMES BEACH. $450 mo. plus
utilities. No pets. Security. Call 778-5057.
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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
SCoastal Design Specialists
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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 In-
dian Wells. Broker cooperation invited! (630) 257-
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/1BA $150,000. Financing
available. Call (800) 824-0142.
NOW AVAILABLE Holmes Beach beautifully up-
dated 2BR/2BA home. New patio, hot tub, master
bath with large custom walk-in closet. Close to
beach, screened porches. Owner 778-1767.
BEST VIEW TODAY at Perico Bay Club. Spacious
3BR/2BA end condo. Direct bayfront, newly deco-
rated. Asking $189,900. Please call Marilyn
Trevethan at Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066 or
eves. (941) 792-8477.
ANNA MARIA Large waterfront lot, deep water, di-
rect Gulf/bay access, magnificent Bimini Bay view
(cul-de-sac of Kumquat). $259,000. Call 778-1204.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT lot. Quiet location,
beautiful view, cleared/ready to build (cul-de-sac of
Gull). $155,000. Call 778-1204.
FOUR-PLEX 300-FEET to beach, $320,000. Three
2BR/1BA, one 1 BR/1 BA. Ground floor, good income.
108 39th St. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
- BEACH COTTAGE Ground-floor 2BR/2BA com-
plete 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
HOLMES BEACH Seaside Gardens end unit.
1BR/1BA, new A/C, new refrigerator, excellent
condition. By owner. Call 794-8999.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX New kitchen, 2BR/
1BA and 1BR/1BA, tile floor, Jacuzzi, fully fur-
nished, ready to rent. $179,000. Call 795-0413.
ELEGANT 4BR/3BA HOME Sailboat water, four-
car garage, fireplace, dock, pool-tennis member-
ship. $549,900. Mary Ann Schmidt and Helen
White, Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-0700.
DEEP WATER 3BR/2BA Key Royale home across
from golf course. Nice condition. $279,900. Mary
Ann Schmidt and Helen White, Wedebrock Real
LUXURY 3BR/2.5BA WATERFRONT home
across from golf course. Heated pool and spa,
dock. $749,900. Mary Ann Schmidt and Helen
White, Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-0700.
KEY ROYALE 2BR/2BA canal home. Tile roof, re-
modeled kitchen, sprinkler system, workshop.
$209,900. Mary Ann Schmidt and Helen White,
Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-0700.
GULFFRONT CONDO 1BR/1.5BA, gorgeous
view, beautiful beach, heated pool, Mexican tile.
$189,900. Mary Ann Schmidt and Helen White,
Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-0700.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA each. Ex-
cellent rental, good condition, appliances, close to
beach. $225,000. Mary Ann Schmidt and Helen
White, Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-0700.
BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA HOME with dazzling view.
Caged pool, lanai, large lot, room to expand.
$339,900. Mary Ann Schmidt and Helen White,
Wedebrock Real Estate, 778-0700.
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are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in
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*iMID PAGE 32 0 APRIL 15, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
BY RANDOLPH ROSS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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8 Norms: Abbr.
12 O. Henry
17 When to call, in
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19 "The Alienist"
21 Kind of cut
22 Blazing stars
24 "Like me"
26 Supports a
27 Very old I.R.S.
31 They're good for
32 "- Mio"
36 On the lam
37 Some western
41 Hallow ending
44 Blueprint item
46 Orch. section
47 Office mail
50 Biginits. in
53 Madison and
57 Cry of economic
65 Part of Latin I
66 Just make, with
77 Something to
80 Assessment of a
83 Tom and Diane
86 "The Time
88 Actress Scala
97 Let out
99 Sot sound
102 Stones' request
107 "The House of
109 Tommy of
111 Bulldog, e.g.
113 April 15
117 Language from
119 Side in a debate
120 Jaleel White role
121 Cold coating
122 Quite dissimilar
126 "Saturday Night
128 Fast fleet
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3 One may be
4 Diving duck
5 Slips past
6 De-bused, e.g.
7 Mother of
12 Place for a male
14 In general
15 Styron's Turner
18 D.C. team, for
20 -- chocolates
29 Davis was its
30 "Friends" co-star
34 --Coat (floor
35 Not necessarily
39 Poetic measures
40 Crowning point
43 Like a tundra
48 Funny brothers
52 Follower: Suffix
53 Nicholson film
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55 Disputed island
in the East China
56 Music with
58 Like some
60 Just beat
61 One of the
62 Desert home
63 Rocker Bob
64 Cafeteria supply
67 Handy abbr.
72 Get-- for
73 Loop runners
81 Loma, Calif.
Symphony No. 5
89 Bygone sports
90 Accepted the
91 David Brinkley's
92 Practiced yellow
96 Something awful
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99 Twice as 108 180, so to speak
perilous 112 Strikes out
100 Lou Gehrig or 114 Lukas of
Cal Ripken "Witness"
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in church 116 Jaguar models
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