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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


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Bad news: Bike path cost doubles


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Commission got more bad
news last week about the city's bicycle lanes.
The bicycle lanes are to be funded by a $152,000
grant from the Florida Department of Transportation in
the year 1999. A couple of weeks ago, the commission
learned that the city needs $80,000 more than the grant
funding to complete the project. Mayor Carol
Whitmore said she would recommend that the city fund
the extra $80,000.


However, last week, commissioners were further
surprised when a DOT representative told them the
amount of shortage is more than double what they ex-
pected. The city has been told it now needs $173,000
to complete the project.
"When we put ift for the grant in 1994, the figure
that was used for the cost per mile was not accurate,"
Commissioner Luke Courtney explained. "So we're
short for the entire project."
"We have to figure out as a commission what we
want to do," Whitmore said. "If we do this on our own,


it will cost us a lot more than $173,000 because we'll
have to hire designers and engineers to design the rest
of the bike lanes. I need to have a response to DOT by
April 30."
Whitmore said she is slated to discuss options later
in the week with Mike Guy, executive director of the
Metropolitan Planning Organization, and a DOT rep-
resentative. If the city funds the $173,000 it may be
able to apply for reimbursement in the future, she said.
Commissioners plan to discuss the problem at their
April 28 work session.


Bradenton


Beach traffic


'nightmare'


starts


Thursday .
By Paul Roat
What may evolve into a traffic nightmare is ex-
pected to begin Thursday in Bradenton Beach and
Cortez, too.
Northbound vehicles on Gulf Drive will be de-
toured to Third Street North, then to Highland Avenue,
then east on Cortez Road across the Cortez Bridge,
directed through a U-turn to again cross the Cortez
Bridge to Gulf Drive and north again.
Southbound traffic will be permitted to proceed
unimpeded on Gulf Drive.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney
said the detour is expected to last only a few days.
The roundabout route will go into effect from 7 a.m.
to 5 p.m., with the potential, to extend later depend-
ing on conditions.
No work and no detours are planned during the '
weekends.
The detour is caused by a $500,000 drainage
project by the Florida Department of Transportation.
The drainage project originally was scheduled to be "
done by the end of last year. Removal of the an incredible
assortment of tree trunks, rocks, old concrete and other
debris in conjunction with the El Nino downpours and ac-
companying rain-day hold-ups this winter, has delayed the
project completion date to the end of May.
All local businesses are open during the construc-
tion project. For more information, call 359-5696.


Electric cars in Anna Maria


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria may become the first electric-car city
in Florida a prototype for slow-paced, environmen-
tally friendly transportation.


Anna Maria Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe astride his
faithful new "steed," an electric car. Islander Photo:
Andrew White.


The city has two electric cars on loan from the
Canadian-owned Bombardier company that are be-
ing used by Mayor Chuck Shumard and Vice Mayor
Doug Wolfe, with a third car on the way that will be
used as a police vehicle. If the loaner cars prove to
be practical for the Island, the city may establish
ordinances that will make Anna Maria an electric-
car neighborhood.
But you don't have to put the family car up for sale.
Becoming an electric-car neighborhood does not mean
everyone would have to own an electric car. but the
cars would be allowed on any street where speed lim-
its are 35 miles per hour or less.
Electric cars have a reputation as being a quiet.
energy efficient and a non-pollutant means of transpor-
tation. They can attain speeds up to 26 miles per hour.
and can be equipped with air conditioning, radio and
even compact disk players.
At this point, electric cars do not have to be regis-
tered as motor vehicles with the State of Florida. If
Anna Maria becomes an electric-car city, owners
would register their electric cars at city hall.


Man's best
friend
sounds off on
new frontier
Anna Maria resident Jim
DePorre lost his hearing
12 years ago and relied
on Bandit, a border
collie, to lend a hand, or
a paw, or an ear to help
his master hear. Bandit
alerted DePorre to a wide
variety of sounds such as
the alarm clock's buzz,
the knock on the door, the
ring of the phone, wife
Gail's call that dinner
was ready. The story has
a happy ending, though,
as described on page 18-
A. Islander Photo: Edna
Tiemann


Finest Fishing
special section in this
week's Islander


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ..................................................... 6-A
Those Were the Days .............................. 7-A
S school ................. ...... ...................... 9-A
Island Poet ...................... ...... ........... 11-A
Stir-it-up ............................... .. ................. 13-A
Key Royale winners ................................ 15-A
ISLAND MAP .............................. ....... 16-A
S ports.................................. ..................... 20-A
Anna Maria Island tides ......................... 23-A
Real estate .............................................. 24-A
Crossword puzzle..................................... 32-A


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


APRIL 22, 1998






iE PAGE 2-A 0 APRIL 22, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Problems cited at Bradenton Beach City Pier


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach city commissioners are sched-
uled to decide the fate of thousands of dollars of im-
provements to the city pier May 5.
Work to be discussed includes repair of the deck-
ing in the Bridge Street Cafe area, installation of vinyl
sheathing around much of the covered eating area, ad-
dition of three lights at the east end of the structure, re-
grading and fence alterations of the enclosed garbage
storage area near Bay Drive South, addition of several
screen doors and the addition of a doorway in the out-
door restaurant area.
Some of the repairs improvements are mandated by
state inspectors; others have been pending for years to
avoid liability suits due to safety problems; at least one
is to avoid a dangerous fire hazard.

Decking
One of the most serious of the problems at the pier,
located at Anna Maria Sound and Bridge Street, is the
decking in the restaurant area.
Former Building Official Whitey Moran brought
the deck issue to the commission in June 1995. The
planks that make up the pier do not snug up to each
other, he pointed out at the time, and at some areas
there is up to a one-inch gap between boards, a situa-
tion that could present a serious safety issue if a chair
leg slipped into the gap.
Patrons of the pier said they enjoyed looking at the
water through the.spaces between the planks and also
liked to drop bread crumbs between the cracks to feed
the fish under the pier. They lobbied then to keep things
the way they were.
At the time, the commission decided that posting
signage warning of the potential hazard was sufficient
to address the problem.
Last week, pier franchisee Jim McKee brought the
matter up again. He said an elderly woman nearly crashed
to the floor when the tip of her cane slid into one of the
gaps. "I did fight doing away with the cracks," McKee
acknowledged, "but I'm bringing it up again for safety. I'd
like to leave it the way it is, but I'm afraid someone's
going to get hurt in the dining room. The wood is still
shrinking and the cracks are getting bigger."
Building Official Bill Sanders said the state of
Florida and federal requirements under the Americans
with Disabilities Act would probably require a floor
more level that the one currently in the restaurant. If a
lawsuit were filed against the city if someone were hurt
in the restaurant due to the floor cracks, "what we have
now is probably something we would lose in court,"
Sanders said.
Commissioners instructed Sanders to bring back
cost estimates for tongue-in-grove wood decking
that could be laid over the existing wood planks to


Local women's

center inspires

similar

British group
So impressed with a local women's organization
was an Englishwoman that she is patterning one in
-England after it.
Mona R. Upp, executive director of the
Women's Resource Center of Manatee Inc. and a
Bradenton Beach resident, said she was informed by
the woman that she was struck by parallels between
the center and one she is now struggling to develop
along the same lines in Scarborough, North York-
shire.
Dorothy Baird wrote Upp that she was "thrilled"
at the success of the local center and "to see that
many of our goals are identical, namely providing an
environment that fosters the open exchange of ideas,
the support of educational goals and the encourage-
ment of financial and emotional independence for
women."
It isn't easy, she said, for "we meet a great deal
of prejudice and many people, both men and women,
still retain old stereotype images of what such a cen-
ter must be."
Upp interpreted this to mean that "we think lo-
cally, this confirms that we should think globally."


Ice cream is making way for an expanded
tackle shop and a walk-up beer tap at the Bradenton
Beach City Pier.
City commissioners approved a redesign of part
of the Bridge Street Pier & Cafe to eliminate the ice
cream coolers at the south side of the entry area.
In place of ice cream, a 250-gallon self-con-
tained bait tank will be added, the tackle sales and
rental area expanded and a walk-up beer and soda


serve as a level floor.

Vinyl windows
McKee said he would like the commission to ap-
prove and pay for vinyl windows to allow him to en-
close the outdoor, covered portion of.the restaurant
during inclement weather.
SSanders said that vinyl is the only material allowed
by building codes to enclose the area.
"I thought the vinyl windows would protect your
investment" of the flooring, McKee said.
The price tag for the plastic windows is about
$7,000.

Lights
Night fishers at the pier have complained that light-
ing is inadequate for them to untangle their lines, bait
a hook or clean fish. Commissioner Berneitta Kays
presented a proposal to the commission to install two
bright lights at the east end of the pier, facing east, and
a third light at the fish-cleaning station in the area. The
lights should be similar in style to those found else-
where in the city.
However, Emily Anne Smith, with the architec-
tural firm of Eatman & Smith and the primary designer
of the pier, said the cost of that style of light was about
$1,800 each. She advocated a different, less-costly type
of lighting and, with commission concurrence, will
bring that design and cost to the commission May 5.

Garbage
Perhaps as an example of suffering from too much
success, the popularity of the pier and the restaurant has
generated more garbage than can be accommodated by
the enclosed area for trash cans at Bridge Street and
Bay Drive South.
Another problem is the lack of storage space within
the restaurant itself, which has prompted the franchi-
sees to locate propane tanks and a hot water heater in
the area.
When street improvements were made in the


area installed.
"Live shrimp can't be where any type of food
is" according to state health inspectors, pier fran-
chisee Jim McKee said in explaining the elimina-
tion of the ice cream sales.
"This is strictly a service bar," he said of the
new design. "It's not even a sit-down bar it's a
place to get something to drink and then go walk
out on.the pier."


Bridge Street area last year, the pavement within the
enclosed area was re-paved. The asphalt was raised and
the area now does not drain well.
Plus, the fence surrounding the area now does not
have a gap at the bottom. Sanders said if the propane
tanks leaked, the gas would settle in the enclosed space
and would not flow out from under the fence, causing
a potential fire hazard.
The solution for the garbage: McKee will investi-
gate the cost of a trash compactor to reduce the volume
of garbage and eliminate the need of expanding the
enclosed area.
The solution to the fire hazard: Public Works Su-
pervisor Buddy Watts will look into re-grading the area
to provide a gap under the fence and improve drainage.

Doors
McKee said inspectors with the Florida Depart-
ment of Business and Professional Regulation have
inspected the pier and found a number of irregularities.
Plumbing, electrical, exposed wood from recent con-
struction and uneven kitchen flooring problems have
been corrected, he said, but two problems remain.
The covered seating area requires two exits and has
only one currently, he said. He proposed to cut an open-
ing in the three-foot-high decorative wall surrounding
the outdoor restaurant area to correct that problem.
The other problem is a requirement to have
screened or self-closing doors in the dining and draft
beer area. Sanders said he would get prices for those
doors prior to May 5.

Who pays?
The lease agreement between the city and McKee
calls for the city to pay for all external walls and windows
at the pier, including decking, railings and the like.
Whether the new deck, vinyl windows and screen doors
would fall under the category of structural improvements
the city would be liable for, or whether they would be
deemed cosmetic improvements which would fall under
McKee's purview, is likely to be debated next month.


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Getting there
Work is progressing on the new Holmes Beach City Hall complex. Construction began in February and is
expected to be complete in November or December. The building will house all three of the city's'depart-
ments, as well as the commission chamber. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.


Bank to finance city hall construction


The Holmes Beach City Commission last week ap-
proved on first reading an ordinance to finance the con-
struction of the new city complex.
The $1.2 million loan from First Union National


Bank will be amortized over 10 years. The fixed-inter-
est rate is 4.80 percent. The loan is secured by a lien on
the city infrastructure tax and franchise fees.
A public hearing is set for April 28.


Ice cream out; beer, soda in at pier






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 22, 1998 M PAGE 3-A l]j

Restaurant circumvents intent of 1995 rules?


By Paul Roat
The letter, but perhaps not the intent of the law has
been followed in an addition to Shrimp Louie's restau-
rant at the Bradenton Beach Marina.
An open-air, Tiki-hut-style detached structure has
been completed at the marina, just south of the Cortez
Bridge off Church Street in Bradenton Beach. The ad-


edition is billed as a "waterfront deck" with "barefoot
dining and live entertainment."
The addition is next to another controversial Tiki-
hut that once housed the restaurant until state regula-
tors forced marina operator Allan Bazzy to close the es-
tablishment after levying $20,500 in fines for building
over the water without necessary permits.


'Walk Against Sexual Abuse'

Saturday on Island


The Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) will spon-
sor its second annual one-mile "Power Walk
Against Sexual Abuse" Saturday morning, April
25, on Anna Maria Island.
The march will leave from Holmes Beach
City Hall, 5901 Marina Drive, at 10 a.m. Partici-
pants will walk south to the Manatee County Pub-
lic Beach at the end of Manatee Avenue carrying
signs of encouragement and hope for victims of
sexual abuse. A public awareness rally will be
held on the beach upon arrival.
Event coordinator Susan Lee of Holmes
Beach is ASK's advisory board president.
She reports that statistics show that one out of
every four girls and one out of every 10 boys will


be sexually abused during childhood.
"For every victim of sexual abuse," says Lee,
"there is the possibility that person will abuse some-
one else. This means there are many people who take
this into adulthood, often in secrecy and shame."
ASK seeks to encourage survivors and abusers
to seek help and to provide information about re-
sources and assistance available in our area.
Anyone who would like to participate in the
Power Walk and either needs transportation or would
like to help supply transportation may call ASK at
755-4782. On the Island, call Lee at 778-7704.
To make a donation or to request written infor-
mation, write to Alliance for Safe Kids, 4301 32nd
St. W., Unit A-19, Bradenton FL 34205.


Fire district passes 1998-99 tax rate


The Anna Maria Fire District Commission last
week approved the tax rate for 1998-99.
The base rate of $65 for single family, multi-fam-
ily, condominium and mobile home dwellings will re-
main the same. However the assessment for square
footage will increase .005, from .045 to .05 for each
square foot over 1,000.
The base rate for duplexes will remain the same at
$130, with the same increase in square footage assess-
ment as above.


The base rate for travel trailers and mixed residential
dwellings will increase from $50 to $52.50. However,
there is no square footage assessment on these dwellings.
The commercial base rate will increase from $140
to $150 and the square footage assessment will increase
the same as for dwellings.
The assessment for vacant lots will remain the
same at $4.
The increase is expected to generate an additional
$49,950 for the district.


However, when city commissioners granted Bazzy
permission to build the original Tiki-hut in October
1995, they placed a number of stipulations on the op-
eration. Hours of operation were to be from 10 a.m. to
9 p.m. There would be no entertainment, no expansion
of the size of the operation, no signage and no alcohol
consumption other than at the concession stand and the
immediately adjacent deck.
When the first Shrimp Louie's operation relocated
to the old dockmaster's office at the marina, the origi-
nal stipulations became null and void, according to
Bradenton Beach Building Official Bill Sanders.
The new Tiki-hut did not require any planning
board or city commission approval because it is an
accessory use to an existing restaurant, Sanders contin-
ued, even though it is a detached structure from the
restaurant proper.
Asked about the stipulations that were placed on
the original Tiki-hut, he didn't know of them and
"would look into it. That was before I got here."


Anna Maria City
4/27, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
4/28, 7:30 p.m., Commission.meeting
Bradenton Beach,
None scheduled
Holmes Beach
4/24, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
4/28, 9 a.m., Commission work session
4/29, 9 a.m., Beautification Committee
4/30, 9 a.m., Hurricane Recovery Task Force
Of Interest
4/27, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization, Sudakoff Hall,
New College, Sarasota.
S4/29, 10:15 a.m., Island Flood Mitigation
Committee, Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive.


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I[ PAGE 4-A 0 APRIL 22, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Marco Polo site plan approved by Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After months of haggling over unpermitted con-
struction, incorrect site plans and unauthorized pool
tables, the Holmes Beach City Commission last week
approved the site plan for Marco Polo Pizza.
Last month owner Tracey Glarner and manager Jesse
Mullen promised to remove two pool tables from the busi-
ness in the Anna Maria Island Center if the city would
postpone an injunction hearing slated for April 1.
The issue began in January when Benderson De-
velopment Company, the shopping center's owner, was










Up, up and ?
away
Away with the old
shingles, in with the new
roof Sutter Roofing Co.,
Sarasota, continued work
this week on the roof j
replacement at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church;
Holmes Beach, with
cranes to carry workers
to the highest point.
Rumor has it, skate-
boarders could do the job
without the heavy equip-
ment. Islander Photo: -
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cited for lack of a site plan for the restaurant. The com-
pany submitted a site plan on March 6.
However, because the site plan had not been ap-
proved by the city commission, Benderson was called
before the code enforcement board March 20. The code
board gave Benderson until April 10 to come into com-
pliance.
On March 9, the city filed an injunction against the
business for operating without city approval and
unpermitted construction. In addition, Benderson objected
to the addition of pool tables, video games and a bar.
When Benderson last presented its site plan to the


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city commission March 31, Building Inspector Bill
Saunders said there was still a problem because it
showed dining tables instead of pool tables. Thus came
the agreement to remove the pool tables.
Last week's site plan was the same as presented last
month, showing dining tables in the expanded portion of
the business. However, in the restaurant itself, the pool
tables have been replaced with fooseball tables.
Commissioner Luke Courtney asked Saunders if
the building department approves of the site plan and
Saunders said it does.
Bob Spanos, construction manager for Benderson
Development Co., said the site plan is still incorrect be-
cause there are fooseball tables in the restaurant instead
of dining tables and chairs.
"If your tenant doesn't furnish the place the way
the site plan is, that's your problem," Commission
Chairman Don Maloney said.
Spanos asked if it would be an issue for the code
enforcement board and Maloney said if someone files
a complaint, it could go through the code enforcement
process.
"Is an addition to a restaurant the same use as hav-
ing arcade games?" Spanos asked.
The city's code lists permitted uses for the com-
mercial districts, City Attorney Patricia Petruff said.
Anything that is not a listed use can be found to be
comparable in nature to the listed uses.
It's a question of degree, she said. One example
would be a restaurant with one or two arcade games as
an accessory use. The other would be a restaurant in
which half the space is dedicated to arcade games.
"The purpose of a site plan review is so you know
to what these premises will be used for," she said. "If
the arcade portion of the overall operation is more than
what is considered an accessory use, there could be a
code violation. The issue is what constitutes an acces-
sory use."
"It's not up to us to anticipate what might have
happened after we approved the site plan," Maloney
said.
The city's inspectors have been to the restaurant
and seen the fooseball tables, Spanos noted.
"This is a restaurant with people sitting there eat-
ing and drinking at tables," Mayor Carol Whitmore
said. "There are arcade games and fooseball in the cor-
ner. Shell's has arcade games in the bar and if Shell's
has them, the other tenants can have them. It's activ-
ity while you're waiting for you dinner."


Key Royale Bridge jobs go to third company
By Pat Copeland According to City Attorney Patricia Petruff, some Despite the fact that a certified letter had been
Islander Reporter of the bidders had not received the information requir- sent to Masters Group about the problem, a com-
In a surprise move last week a third bidder ing a bid bond to be submitted as part of their propos- pany representative did not attend the meeting con-
showed up at the Holmes Beach City Commission als. cerning the protest. Commissioners overturned the


meeting to claim the winning bid for the Key
Royale Bridge repair project.
Douglas K. McFadden, president of L & S Con-
crete Restoration, Inc., presented a letter to the com-
mission stating that his company is the project's
second lowest bidder and asked the commission to
reconsider its proposal.
The issue surfaced several weeks ago when,
Wayne Teegardin of Underwater Engineering Ser-
vices Inc. protested the bid award made by the com-
mission. The job had been awarded to Masters
Group, Inc. because documents submitted by Un-
derwater Engineering Services and two other lower
bidders did not include bid bonds.


The day before bids were due, Underwater Engi-
neering Services learned of the error and received per-
mission to send a check for five percent of the bid
amount in lieu of a bid bond.
However, this decision was unknown to Petruff
who reported to the commission that it was an unre-
sponsive bid. She said under the formal bid procedures
act, the commission must accept the bid of the lowest
responsible and responsive bidder.
Commissioners awarded the contract to Masters
Group, the next lowest bidder. After Teegardin filed a
formal protest, Petruff told commissioners that they
must follow due process in making a decision on the
award.


motion awarding the contract to Masters Group and
agreed to table the issue until the next meeting.
On March 31, the city sent letters to all bidders
stating that the bid award had been overturned and it
would be awarded again on April 14. Teegardin and
McFadden were the only companies represented.
"I don't think we have a choice," Commis-
sioner Luke Courtney said. "We're bound by pick-
ing the lowest bidder."
Petruff said Teegardin would be in the same
situation as McFadden if he had not discovered by
accident that the bid bond was required.
"If you waive the bid bond requirement for one,
you have to do it for all," she pointed out.


Commission supports Homeowners' Protection Act


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
At the request of Florida Insurance Commissioner
Bill Nelson, the Holmes Beach City Commission last
week passed a resolution supporting the Homeowners'
Protection Act.
Nelson said over the past year constituents from all
over the state have expressed concerns with the
homeowners insurance market in Florida


state," Nelson explained.
"This lack of competition in the insurance market-
place continues to be a burden on many local econo-
mies, affecting the construction, real estate and bank-
ing industries."
Nelson said his proposal, the Homeowners' Pro-
tection Act, will help relieve the premium increases
and stabilize the insurance market. The proposal will:
Roll back homeowners' insurance rates by 15


"The availability of coverage remains a problem in percent.
some cities and the cost is a concern throughout the Provide loyal policy holders with protection


against unfair cancellation.
Allow home buyers who move to take their insur-
ance with them.
Assure homeowners full discounts for safeguards
such as storm shutters.
Reduce extra charges policyholders might face
from a mega-storm.
Require private insurance companies to write
more policies.
Put rate decisions back in the hands of the insur-
ance commissioner.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E APRIL 22, 1998 0 PAGE 5-A []


Anna Maria board may require site plans


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
In an attempt to bring about greater efficiency, the
Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board is revising
ordinances that pertain to variance requests.
The board needs more information from citizens who
bring requests before them, and citizens need a clearer
understanding of what is required before a hearing.
The main complaint from the board is the lack of
site plans. According to officials, 90 percent of citizens
requesting variances have no professional help with
site plans, some even come in hand drawn.
"I'm not trying to bring any additional cost to our
citizens," said Planning and Zoning Chairman Tom


Turner, "but if we can't read the site plans, there is no
reason to bring a request in front of this board."
A professional survey can cost up to $300, depend-
ing upon how many structures are present. This is a cost
that board members said "comes with the territory."
"There comes a point when, if you want to change
the rules, you've got to spend the money," said board
member Doug Copeland.
In the past, the board has accepted surveys that
were done within three years, but new regulations will
require a survey completed within 30 days of a hear-
ing with a standard size of one-quarter scale. This will
allow the board a better vision of the area where the
request is taking place and possibly lead to more effi-


Artists here Sunday
These prize-winning violinists will appear Sunday in the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra & Chorus'
S final concert of the season. Left to right, Phyllis Roback, Joyce Leonard and Sarah Pope.


cient communication at board meetings.
In hopes of making the application for a hearing
more citizen-friendly, the board would like to incorpo-
rate a check box on the application that describes each
requirement and lists the fees that accompany it.
This will provide citizens "a better understanding
of what is required so they can make all of the essen-
tial materials available to the board."
"I like the idea of a check list because it makes
people read the entire document," said Vice Chairman
Jimmy Nichols.
The planning and zoning board's revision of the
ordinances and application must be passed by the Anna
Maria City Commission before going into effect.


Island aggregation in
final concert Sunday
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra &
Chorus will present its last concert of the 1997-98 sea-
son Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Three violin students will appear as soloists.
Phyllis Roback and Sarah Pope, juniors at Manatee
High School, will join the orchestra in "Concerto for
Two Violins" by Johann Sebastian Bach, and Joyce
Leonard, who lives in Palmetto and attends Booker
High School, will play the solo part in Beethoven's
"Romance for Violin and Orchestra."
The three are winners of the violin competition of
the Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra & Cho-
rus Feb. 15.
Other selections on the program include
Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, a group of hymns from
Russian liturgy sung a cappella by the chorus, and
Mozart's "Veni Sancte Spiritus" for orchestra and cho-
rus.
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OUR OPINION


Wow, shazam
Diamonds are a girl's best friend.
And of all the 150 chances to win a $2,000 dia-
mond, only one could be a winner of the showpiece
spectacle. One lucky person.
Lucky Paul Kelly bought five such chances, spend-
ing $100 in all, to win the one-carat diamond for wife
Pierrette at Affaire to Remember, the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center's annual benefit auction.
He couldn't be luckier.
And if you know Pierrette by her soft-spoken com-
mand, dedication, devotion, perseverance and her sheer
and obvious love for the Center and this community,
you may have an inkling of how lucky Paul Kelly re-
ally is.
In case you didn't know, she's executive director
of the Center the event's benefactor.
To say she's a saint may be painting a lofty title for
her to aspire to, but we can't think of a more esteemed
term to describe her.
Pierrette is saintly. And we're all luckier for it.
We can't describe the pitiful state of affairs at the
Center 25 years before she came here except to say we
struggled. Everyone young and old who seeks to par-
ticipate now has been enriched by her great endeavors.
She has brought us together as a community to
greater things to raise more than $56,000 last Christ-
mas in endowment funding and now to raise more than
$96,000 in auction proceeds.
Who besides Pierrette and her "team of believers"
thought we could do so great for ourselves?
She inspired the rest of us, the greater community,
to do more than ever before. Thankfully, now we know
it can be done.
Kudos and accolades galore for Anna Maria Island
and its treasured Community Center. Double goes to
the super hardworking staff, the volunteers and the
patrons of this year's benefit auction.
Think Paul Kelly's lucky?
Well, we're all winners.


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Cortez school graduate:
save the schoolhouse
I am a Cortez native, born in the original Mora
home in Cortez village June 3, 1911. I am a lifetime
resident of this village. My birthplace burned down
many years ago, but another home was built there, and
I still reside at the site of my birth. The Mora home is
one of many historical sites in Cortez village.
The 1912 Cortez school is also an historical build-
ing. I attended school there, graduated from the eighth
grade there, and spent most of my young life there. My
six brothers and two sisters attended school there, and
both of my children attended school there until the
School was closed and sold.
When I graduated from the Cortez school, I at-
tended school in Bradenton. There was no Manatee
Avenue then, so we went to Bradenton via Palma Sola
and Riverview boulevards. Also, there was no public
school bus then, so I rode with friends who had a car.
Some have written about the 1921 hurricane that
devastated this area, particularly the Cortez waterfront.
I was 10 years old then and rode that storm out in the
Cortez school building. I can remember it very clearly,
even today,
It was sad that the Cortez school, a public building,
was sold and became a private estate. The owner, Mr.
Sailors, was kind enough to let the people of Cortez use
the grounds for our native-day picnics, and even for a
Folk Festival, when a relative, Goose Culbreath, was
presented the 1992 Folk Heritage Award.
Mr. Sailors' estate, which the school and grounds
are now called by some, passed on to his heirs who are
now trying to sell it. The school is part of our heritage,
and we would like to have it back. It would make a
wonderful place for our children and grandchildren to
play, and the building could be used as a shelter for
them, as it has for me.
We lost a part of our history when the Coast Guard
destroyed the Albion Inn. We were able to save the
Burton store, but need a permanent place for it. It could
be stored on the school grounds, and restored. We also
lost Sailor's Haven, another historical building, when
it was knocked from its foundation by an errant driver
and later condemned and torn down. We do not want


to lose the Cortez school.
As a lifetime resident of Cortez, I am very much in
favor of the grant application for the Cortez school
building. I have urged our Board of County Commis-
sioners to support the Sarasota Bay National Estuary
Program's grant application in whatever way necessary
to aid in the acquisition of this property. I would also
urge all Cortezians, past and present, to write or call the
commissioners to support Cortez.
Ruth Culbreath, Cortez

Wow
I want to thank the most incredible team I have
ever had the pleasure of working with the Anna
Maria Island Community Center "An Affaire to Re-
member" committee.
This small committee worked diligently and with-
out complaint to bring our Auction '98 to a magnificent
Sending. We lost 20 volunteers the day of the affaire and
the committee worked like bees all day preparing for
the event, took only one hour to make themselves gor-
geous and return to serve our community and insure ev-
eryone had a fabulous evening.
They bussed tables, served wine, salads and
cleaned up, as the 20 people we were short were our
kitchen help. This was after three months of intense
work to put the event together.
I want to express my sincere appreciation to all the
committee's wonderful husbands and friends and all
the Center staff and volunteers. I am sure they are ex-
hausted.
What a great community!
Trudy Moon, Auction committee chair

P.S. Please "tip your hat" to our committee, the
"Dream Team:" Pierrette Kelly, Judy Titsworth,
Jeannie Bystrom, Mary Miller, Ann DeBellvue, Caryl
Bouziane, Kathy Breiter, Pat Moynihan and Gary
Wooten.


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 8, The Secret Life of Marion Colman
by June Alder


The victorious American nation was rapidly changing when the soldier boys
marched home from France in 1919. This parade took place in downtown
Sarasota.


DOING


HER DUTY


The Great War we now call it
World War I disrupted everyone's
lives in 1918. Marion Colman, fresh
out of college, was eager to begin
teaching school in Florida. Instead,
she with her father and mother went
back to Connecticut to do their part
for Uncle Sam and the boys going to
France.
They settled in New Haven where
war industries were working day and
night to forge the tools of destruction.
And gentle Marion ended up in a mu-
nitions factory.
Both Marion and her father
nearly died of the vicious world-wide
influenza epidemic which took almost
as many lives as the guns of war in
1918-19. Afterwards, like many oth-
ers her age, Marion found it difficult
to readjust to ordinary life.

By Marion Colman
After graduation from the Florida
State College for Women in 1918 we
moved back to Connecticut. We lived
in New Haven. It was wartime and
the place was buzzing with activity.
New Haven was an important center
for shipbuilding and the manufacture
of firearms.
My father and I both worked for
the Winchester Repeating Arms
Company. Father was an inspector re-
sponsible for checking on the quality
of the guns and rifles to be sent over-
seas. I worked in the chemical labo-
ratory.
My supervisor was a woman a
very likable person. During the flu
epidemic which swept the country
that year I took sick and she came to
see me. I recovered quite satisfacto-
rily but she died of the disease. I al-
ways hoped it wasn't my bug that
killed her.
Father and I both caught the flu
but my mother fortunately did not.


She was a small, frail-looking little
somebody but she could stand up un-
der things that floored most of us.
There was one member of our labo-
ratory staff who I remember especially.
He was a big man, tall and heavy-set.
His name was Wayne but we called him
Benny for Big Ben in London, I sup-
pose. Like many others, he and I
walked the streets the night when ev-
eryone was excited about the report of
an Armistice. It was a false report, but
later there really was an Armistice. All
of us were overjoyed that the terrible
war was over.
After the war we moved to South
Coventry where my father had grown
up. I taught at the elementary school
there, teaching first and second grade
classes. This was a mistake as I had
trained at college to teach high
school.
I was responsible for a lively
bunch of primary children who were
most difficult for me to deal with.
There was a. little boy I spanked
nearly every day. But I must have
done something right, for one little
girl in my classes, when I later lived
on Anna Maria Island, always came to
see me with her husband whenever
they visited the Sarasota area.
I realized that I needed more aca-
demic experience in order to do the
work I really wanted to do teach
disadvantaged children. I longed to go
to the university for advanced study.
But there was the little problem of
money. My salary as a teacher was
barely enough to get by on. I knew I
had to seek more remunerative work.
So I screwed up my courage and
headed for Boston, hoping to find a
good-paying job of some kind.

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Girls scouts support
schoolhouse purchase
"It's to die for!" writes Ashly Zakazeski, age 9.
"I would like to buy it," says 10-year-old Emily
Smith, "but my parents wouldn't go for it. So from my
heart, please make sure it is taken care of."
These and other "from the heart" comments are
included in a pack of 10 letters that have been for-
warded to the Manatee County Commission in support
of purchasing/saving the former Cortez schoolhouse
being sold by the estate of Robert Sailors.
The letters come from members of Anna Maria
Island Girl Scout Troop 39. The 8-, 9- and 10-year-old
scouts took a field trip to the Sailors property on April
3. Below is a sample of their genuine reactions.



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Meek inherit earth, no beach
The prophecy by Kate Gooderham of the Florida
Shore and Beach Preservation Association could come
true in the city of Anna Maria if the many who own the
beach let a few beachfront property owners who do not
believe that Anna Maria beaches are eroding, do not want
to hear the facts, or are frightened of a property easement
agreement fail to sign one.
The sad facts are that the recorded goings of sand,
1,115,000 cubic yards from 1946 through 1977, were
seven and a half times greater than the comings of sand
150,000 cubic yards through 1985. These facts are on
file at city hall in the 1985 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
survey documents.
Later arrivers do not remember that you could drive
to the Sandbar on paved Gulf Drive from Magnolia to
Spring Street in front of the houses, or how it has been
necessary to extend the City Pier landward twice.
They fool themselves by thinking that their eyes are
sensitive enough to see and their memory long enough to
remember what their eyes cannot see. The net annual loss
through 1985 of 22,000 cubic yards per year amounts to
only a two-inch lowering of the active beach, half of which
is under water and can't be seen. However, losing two
inches vertical on a 1-in-50 beach slope translates to los-
ing eight feet of beach width per year again too small
to see, but it continues year after year
We live in a litigious society that we created together
by suing at the drop of a hat. The Corps would be idiots
to put sand on anyone's property without their permission,
and the easement is the permission. Every homeowner has
given public utilities permanent easements to put utilities
on their property and come back and service them. Be-
cause congressional beach authorizations which Anna
Maria has are for 50 years and are often renewed, it
would be foolish to use one-time easements.
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now over $650 million worth per year, experts cannot
remember even one instance of the Corps overstepping
their authority or not using decency and courtesy.
Those who see signing the easement, in exchange for
40 free years of the best wave damage ever developed, as
a usurpation of their property rights border on paranoia.
Those who think that the easement curtails their ripar-
ian rights understand neither what riparian rights are, or
Florida beach law section 160, which changed and pro-
tected their riparian rights in 1971.
Unstated at the Anna Maria meeting April 9 was that
easements can be obtained through condemnation. Owner
permission, while most desirable, is not a prerequisite.
Courts have ruled that obtaining the best erosion insurance
possible at no direct costs is in the communities best in-
terest. Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach's
renourishment was commenced with 13 holdouts, and 11
signed at the last moment while one was overlooked and
never bothered with and the last signed when he saw the
hole in his beach when renourishment bypassed it. The
difference then was their erosion was more devastating
and they were not meek they rose up and backed ef-
forts by their elected leaders and county authorities to
convince the majority to sign, and override the remainder.
Fifty years ago one could drive from the bayou to the
city pier on the beach and drive from there on around the
point and south to Longboat Pass. Today the amount of
beach you can't even walk on approaches 50 percent and,
unless Anna Maria joins the county renourishment pro-
gram, it will be reduced to zero within our life span.
Please Anna Marians, get off your duffs, rise up and
support your officials, help the county employees con-
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the rest of the beach will disappear in your lifetime and
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mine.
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The Low Vision Group will meet at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28, at Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. A representative from
Lighthouse for the Blind will discuss "Using the White
Cane."
For transportation or information, call Laura
Spaulding at 778-5001.



The Russians are coming
Russian students ages 13 to 19 will be here from
June 26 to July 24, and they are looking for families
who will share their homes with them. All speak En-
glish and their activities are mapped out so "the fam-
ily can just enjoy the experience," said coordinator
Ginger Moore. All the youngsters need are beds and
meals. They study in mornings and tour the area in the
afternoons, with supervision provided. Interested fami-
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Quilters show handicraft
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The Sharing Quilters will display their works
throughout May at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Contemporary and traditional quilts will be featured
to show "how quilts have moved from yesterday's beds
to today's wall decorations." Sharing Quilters is an 8-year-
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Hours at the'library are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday
and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thurs-
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The 34-acre habitat restoration site is at the south-
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designed and funded by the town of Longboat Key and
the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program, is for the
education of visitors in the preservation and restoration
of wetlands in Sarasota Bay.
Patti Cross, with the firm of Tom Cross Inc. of Casey
Key, designed the signs and accompanying brochure.

CPR for pets coming
The Manatee County chapter of the American Red
Cross is offering a course to train pet owners in "Pet
CPR and First Aid" from 9 a.m. to noon May 23, teach-
ing people to handle simple injuries and CPR on cats
and dogs. It will be at 2905 59th St. W., Bradenton, and
pre-registration is required. Cost is $15. Further infor-
mation may be obtained at 792-8686.

Free meditation class
A free, advanced meditation class for those wish-
ing to enhance their approach will be offered from 7 to
9 p.m. Monday, April 27, at Whale's Song, 515 36th
St. W., Bradenton. Sound and toning and the use of
essential oils will be among the tools to be explored.
Sioux Nikoley will facilitate.
For information and registration, call 750-8608.


Former fire commissioners
honored
Anna Maria Fire Commission Chairman Larry Tyler
presents a plaque of recognition to formerfire
commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens. Haas-Martens
served on the board from 1992 to 1998. She resigned
to run successfully for a seat on the Holmes Beach
City Commission. Former fire commissioner Marty
Duytschaver was unable to attend the presentation.
He served on the board from 1994 to 1998 and
resigned when he moved out of the district. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland.

Coffee for Longboat
chamber April 29
The April New Member Coffee of the Longboat
Key Chamber of Commerce will be at 8 a.m. Wednes-
day, April 29, at the chamber office in the Whitney
Beach Shopping Plaza, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key.
Though new members are targeted, the chamber
wants all members to attend. Breakfast will be served
at no'charge. Reservations may be made and informa-
tion obtained at 387-9519.

Spring opens volunteer
ranks at sanctuary
With the arrival of spring and the departure of
many winter resident-volunteers for the northland, the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary is in urgent need of re-
placement volunteers, Pelican Man Dale Shields says.
The establishment's "wild bird rescue class and
volunteer recruitment program" is scheduled at 10:30
a.m. Saturday, May 2, at the sanctuary, 1708 Ken Th-
ompson Parkway, City Island, Sarasota.
Volunteer openings exist in all areas of the sanctuary,
Shields said, including hospital, baby bird nursery, rescue
team, tour guides, reception area, gift shop, kitchen/feed-
ing, maintenance and construction, thrift shops in Sarasota
and Nokomis, and the coin bank program.
It is open free to all ages over 18. Interested per-
sons may apply at the sanctuary or call volunteer co-
ordinator Ginger Perlman, 388-4444.

20th annual Siesta Fiesta
this weekend
The Siesta Key Village Association will sponsor its
20th annual Siesta Fiesta outdoor art affair from 9:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and
26. Admission is free.
Unique handmade crafts and original fine art by
more than 150 artists will be featured. The festival will
also include a garden and gourmet marketplace, offer-
ing plants, flowers and specialty foods, and continuous
live entertainment.
The festival will be located on Ocean Boulevard
and Beach Road on Siesta Key. To get there, take
Route 41 (Tamiami Trail) south in Sarasota to Siesta
Drive. Take a right, following Siesta Drive west across
the Siesta Key Bridge onto the Key. Turn south on
Higel Avenue, then right onto Ocean Boulevard.
For more information call 962-0388.


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Crash
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weeks before and after
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Road to the Manatee
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Two Islanders bruised in collision


Two young men from Holmes Beach were slighlty
injured in a weekend collision that closed part of Mana-
tee Avenue'West for five hours.
Andrew Brownewell, 19, of 16 72nd St., and
Adam Lindahl, 19, 503 72nd St., were slightly injured
shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday when a car pulled out of
a 7-Eleven parking lot into the path of Brownewell's
car in the 12300 block of Manatee Avenue West, near


the bridge to Anna Maria Island. The Holmes Beach
men were treated at Blake Medical Center and released.
The driver of the other auto, John Yusko, 18, and
passenger Sandra Cleckley, 19, were not injured in the
collision, but another passenger, Amy Cottrill, 18, was
taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St.
Petersburg. All are from Bradenton.
No charges were filed.


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Harry W. Asquith Sr.
Harry W. Asquith Sr., 78, of Holmes Beach died
April 14 in Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Services were Tuesday at Sayles Memorial
Church, Lincoln, R.I., and burial was in Roser Memo-
rial Community Church Rose Garden in Anna Maria
City. Memorials may be in the form of contributions to
Sayles Memorial Church, 185 Chapel St., Lincoln, R.I.
02865.
Mr. Asquith was born in Lincoln and came here
from there in 1983. He was a member of Asquith,
Mahoney and Robinson law firm and a member of the
Rhode Island Bar Association for 48 years.
He was a member of Sayles Memorial Church,
Roser Memorial Community Church, Key Royale
Country Club and Lincoln Country Club. He was a
Republican state representative in Rhode Island for
three two-year terms.
Surviving are his wife, Lois J.; two daughters,
Roberta S. Hunt of North Attleboro, Mass., and Laurie
J. Achorn of Lincoln; a son, Harry Jr. of Rumford, R.I.;
a brother, David of Sturbridge, Mass.; and 11 grand-
children.

Joseph Peter
DeChambre II
Joseph Peter DeChambre II, 47, of Holmes
Beach died Thursday, April 16, in Manatee Memo-
rial Hospital.
Memorial mass was scheduled for 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22, in St. Bernard Cactholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Direct
Mortuary Service/Sun Coast Crematory was in
charge of arrangements.


Memorials may be in the form of contributions to
Manatee Children's Services, 1101 6th Ave W.,
Bradenton, Fla. 34205.
Mr. DeChambre waas born in Chicago and came
here from DesPlaines, Ill., in 1953. He was an indepen-
dent over-the-road trucker.
Surviving are his parents, Joseph P. and Dorothy
L. DeChambers of Holmes Beach, and a sister, Yvonne
M. Parker of Bradenton.


Esther S. Myers
Esther S. Myers, 93, of Anna Maria City died Sun-
day, Apri 19.
A memorial service was scheduled at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, April 22, at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in charge.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to
the American Heart Association, 5899 Whitfield Ave.,
Suite 200, Sarasota, Fla. 34243, or the American Lung
Association, 2201 Cantu Court, Suite 119, Sarasota,
Fla. 34232.
Ms. Myers was born Dec. 16, 1904, in
Wilkinsburg, Pa., and came here 36 years ago from
Monongahela, Pa., where she was with Myers and
Myers Hardware Co. for 42 years.
She attended Roser church and was a member of
the Order ofEastern Star and the Quota Club.
Survivors are a daughter, Martha Belle Necciai of
Monongahela; a son, Charles H. III of Tulsa, Okla.;
three sisters, Beulah Fingal and Ruth O'Brien of Pitts-
burgh and Marsha Toy of Hollywood, Calif.; a brother,
Stanley Sampson of Whittier, Calif.; nine grandchil-
dren; and 10 great-grandchildren.


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And you could even hang up a couple of hams.
Where dad has his workbench with all his tools,
And a bar in the corer with a couple of stools.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports.

Bradenton Beach
April 11, criminal mischief, battery, 2519 Gulf
Drive, Crown and Thisatle. The victim reported the sus-
pect entered the bar and began an argument with him and
punched his guitar. The victim, the establishment's enter-
tainer, said the suspect then attacked him and wrestled him
to the floor, causing $300 in damages to the bar. The sus-
pect was placed in custody.
April 12, theft of a newspaper box valued at $250,
100 block of Bridge Street.
April 12, DWLS, DWLR, bench warrant, Coquina
Beach. The subject was stopped for driving in an emer-
gency vehicle area. A check showed he had a bench war-
rant from Sarasota County and his driver's license had
been revoked for DUI and suspended for failure to pay a
traffic fine.
April 12, lost property a wallet, Coquina Beach.
April 13, burglary, 2200 Gulf Drive, Sea Side Mo-
tel. The victims reported an unknown person entered the
room while they were sleeping and removed identifica-
tion, $152 in cash, $260 in traveler's checks, a diamond
ring valued at $1,200, a pearl ring valued at $250, two
watches and a watchband valued at $140, credit cards, two
pairs of prescription glasses valued at $425, a wallet, a
purse valued at $15, two coin purses valued at $5, a leather
cigarette case and lighter valued at $11, makeup valued at
$20.50 and a garment bag with clothing valued at $360.
April 13, burglary to a dwelling, 2400 block of
Avenue B. The Bradenton Beach officer was informed by
the Holmes Beach Police Department that while investi-
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According to Lt. Dale Stephenson, calls began
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the Aquarius Motel and then nine in the neighbor-
hood of the 30th block of Avenue E and Gulf Drive
in the early morning hours of April 16.
Damages included concrete blocks thrown


burglary at this residence. The juvenile said he and another
juvenile entered the storage room and removed a necklace.
The officer requested that a warrant be issued.
April 14, DWLS, expired temporary tag, 1300 block
of Gulf Drive. The subject was stopped for no visible tag
and a check showed the temporary tag was expired and the
subject's driver's license was suspended. He was placed
in custody.
April 14, trespass warning, Coquina Beach. The
officer was asked by the lifeguard to issue a trespass warn-
ing to a subject who reportedly made lewd comments to
three complainants.
April 14, battery on a law enforcement officer, re-
sisting with violence, disorderly intoxication, DWLS,
possession of marijuana, 100 block of Bridge Street. The
officer observed the subject driving out of a parking lot
and a check showed his driver's license was suspended.
According to the report, the subject said he knew his
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his friend home. When asked to exit the vehicle, the sub-
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scratches down to the metal the length of the ve-
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"Several people saw two teenagers in the area
and identified them," Stephenson said. "We
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The officer said he smelled strongly of an alcoholic bev-
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a hard time standing.
While attempting to get information from the passen-
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the passenger, he began to struggle and the officer had to
wrestle his hands behind him in order to handcuff him.
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Royal treatment
I kept thinking, "Should I wear pantyhose?" You
know a really important event requires pantyhose.
There must be a rule somewhere in the guide to man-
ners in the 1990s.
Surely one would wear pantyhose to meet the
queen. Well, I wasn't preparing to meet the queen re-
ally, but in my small world (Anna Maria Island),
meeting the Governor's wife, the First Lady of
Florida, is tantamount.
All this self-revelation is to explain, more sim-
ply, that I felt as though I was meeting royalty.
Thank goodness I wasn't alone. We all felt the
same myself and my most-gracious hosts on this
trip to Tallahassee, Chuck and Joey Lester of
Holmes Beach. They were the prevailing bidders at
the 1997 Affaire to Remember, last year's auction
benefit for the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter prize: a personal tour of the Governor's mansion
with the Governor's wife and a tour of the Capital.
This having been donated by Florida Gov.
Lawton Chiles and' the First Lady and orchestrated
by son Ed (owner of the Island's Sandbar and Beach
House restaurants and Mar Vista on Longboat Key).
It was the Lester's first visit to the Capitol City,
my second. So the first afternoon there I dragged
them over to the old Capitol Building for a self-con-
ducted tour. We visited the old House and Senate
chambers, the Supreme Court office and the old
Governor's office.
Actually, everything there is old. Except for a
very interesting art exhibit "Self-Taught Outsider
Artists" in the basement. It was a very interesting
collection of work that typified the "outsider" south-
ern fold art genre. And some of the works were for
sale.
Over in the new Capitol building, we discovered
photographer Clyde Butcher had been inducted the
day before to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.
We se.Ight a gift shop for memorabilia, Talla-
hassee "trinkets," but found only a small kiosk in the
new Capitol lobby with a range of souvenirs from
key chains to Flamingo ties.
We wandered around the first floor, in and out
of a few offices including the Attorney General and
Governor's offices. We were pleasantly over-
whelmed by the open welcome everywhere we went.
And we inquired about Chuck's namesake, the
state's Auditor General. (Same name, Chuck Lester.)
But no one we asked knew who the auditor general
was or where his office is.
We scanned a computer screen directory in the


Chuck and Joey Lester posed in the Governor's
formal office at the Capitol where "Walkin'
Lawton's" well-worn boots occupy honored space
on the desktop. Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood

lobby for our state representative's offices, but it
crashed.
So, we headed back to our hotel room and a walk
around downtown. There was one gift shop and one
antique store in one of the older homes along our
path. Otherwise, the downtown space is occupied by
banks, lobby organizations, lawyer's offices and lob-
bying associations partnered with lawyer's offices.
Also very prominent there: restaurants.
A quick "hello" at the Florida Press Association
brought us around the corner to the Governor's Inn
again, our home away from home.
The Inn is a gracious respite. Southern colonial
furnishings and southern hospitality prevail. Our
host and a college friend of Ed Chiles, Charles Orr,
was most accommodating as was his staff.
From the Governor's Inn, nearly everything is
within walking distance, including Andrew's for a
power lunch and Clyde's for power drinks amid leg-
islators and other power brokers.
Our host's arrangements for dinner at the private
club across the street, the Governor's Club, were ex-
tremely appreciated. Five-star food and service pre-
vailed from appetizer to dessert at our table on the
second-floor verandah in near-perfect temperature
and humidity, soft breezes caressing us from slow
turning ceiling fans.


The Governor's Mansion, 700 North Adams Street, is the subject of a new book by First Lady Rhea Chiles.


Next morning, we shared a complimentary con-
tinental breakfast in the lobby "library" with ac-
quaintances from the previous night's social hour -
several tax collector's from assorted Florida coun-
ties.
And of course, the conversation led to mutual
acquaintances. Can you ever go anywhere without
meeting someone who knows someone you know?
The Lesters shared mutual Wisconsin friends,
fellow cranberry growers, with the Indian River tax
collector.
I also learned the tax collectors were in Tallahas-
see looking to reduce the amount of legal advertis-
ing required by statutes. But that's detrimental to my
lobbyist's organization, isn't it? Oh well, free circu-
lation weeklies don't qualify for legal advertise-
ments so I wasn't really compelled to put up a warn-
ing flag.
The Indian River tax collector says he uses TV,
particularly cable television advertising, to deliver
public service messages and tax notices to his con-
stituents. More personal, he says and more image-
making for him as an elected public official.
After breakfast, we were ready for our visit to
the mansion.
Acting on advise garnered from an Alachua
County senator awaiting an appointment with the
Governor the previous day as we perused his offices,
we called a taxi. She said that it was too far to walk
adding, "We shouldn't arrive sweaty."
And it was good advice. It's a bit of a walk to the
mansion from the Capitol and frankly, our driver
handled the gate perfectly. We might have been late
for the appointment for tea with the First Lady had
it not been for his expertise.
We were whisked through the gates and to the
front door.
Inside, we were led through the state reception
room to an elegant and warmly inviting, crisp and
sunny enclosed porch. A room of immensely com-
fortable proportions. An outstanding Florida room.
Formerly an outdoor porch, we learned it was
enclosed during former Governor. Bob and Adele
Graham's residency.
The Florida room served as a living room for
President Clinton on a recent visit with an adjoining
bath and guest room.
Tea with Rhea Chiles was as comfortable and
conversational as any with a dear new friend. We
talked of gardens, both here and in the Lesters' home
state in Wisconsin, of family and friends.
We toured the public portion of the mansion and
grounds with a most informed curator, Dennis
Gephardt. He knew the origin and background of
even the smallest appointment of the mansion decor
and construction.
And it is elegantly photographed and portrayed
in a recently released publication edited by the First
Lady, "700 North Adams Street." The book is a ben-
efit for the Florida Governor's Mansion Foundation
with funding provided by underwriters.
Its most interesting chapter, according to the
First Lady, includes vignettes of the mansion's past
gubernatorial inhabitants and their families per-
sonal and charmingly written.
As charming as our hostess and her home.
The book is available at Barnes and Noble book-
stores or presumably by special order at other book
sellers or by calling the mansion at 850-488 1661. It
.offers a more lavish description of the tour than I
have space to provide, except to say, it is beautifully
and generously illustrated with color photographs. It
sells for $55.
The lucky bidders for the 1998 Governor's tour
are Dan and KayKay Hardy, and they should enjoy
it immensely.
We did.


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Sorry, but space limitations prevent
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victim reported an unknown person cut a hole in the pas-
senger window, entered the vehicle and removed a 35 mm
camera valued at $80, an ATM card, a purse valued at $10,
a duffel bag valued at $10 and clothing valued at $60.
Damages were $50.

Holmes Beach
SApril 10, suspicious, 5340 Gulf Drive, Barefoot
Trader. The complainant reported a 8-by-5-foot plate-
glass window in the front of the store was shattered. Upon
investigating, the officer determined that the window was
.hit by an unknown object and shattered and wind caused
the glass to collapse and fall into the store.
April 10, suspicious, 65th Street beach. The com-
plainant reported a small sailboat washed ashore and he
secured it. The officer found no record of the boat's reg-
istration and notified the Coast Guard.
April 11, larceny of a newspaper box valued at $450,
5800 block of Gulf Drive.
April 11, found property a rental car key, 5300
block of Gulf Drive on the beach.
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April 11, 3000 block of Avenue E. The victim re-
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valued at $17. The complainant confronted the subject in
the parking lot and he said he forgot to leave the shoes
when he exited.
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KEY ROYALE CLUB


PRESENTS 30TH


ANNUAL AWARDS

The Key Royale Club held its 30th annual Awards Dinner Dance March 26, with Bob Kral serving as master
of ceremonies. Not pictured is Nancy King, whose hole-in-one dropped into the sixth hole bucket on Feb. 8.
Islander Photos: Courtesy of Russell Green


Jim Mixon, left, was the Men's Club Championship First place in the Mixed Couples Tournament went
winner. Dick Grimme was runner-up, to Kat Collins and Laird Daubenspeck.


Pictured, from left, are club president Betty Hill and
awards dinner chairpersons Doris and Bob Kukow.


Frankie and Joe Funk were the mixed-couples
runners-up.


In the 18 Hole "A" Flight Championship, Tom
Steele, left, shot for first place, with Laird
Daubenspeck as runner-up.


The Nine Hole Championship honors went to Rolph
Huband, left. Hugh Holmes Sr. was runner-up.


Tom Burke (187), left, earned first place in the
President's Cup Tournament, followed closely by
runner-up Bob Elliott (189).


In the ladies' tournaments, Roswitha Fowler, left,
was the winner in the 18 Hole Championship.
Runner-up, Dorothy Bristor.


The 9 Hole Tournament honors went to Jane Smith,
left, with Grace Sayles as runner-up.


Kaye Lockhart, left, won the Handicap Tournament.
Bonnie Carnahan was runner-up.


STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 14-A
The three subjects left the parking lot and were located
by a lifeguard at Manatee County Public Beach. The sub-
ject who removed the shoes was taken back to the store
and apologized. The complainant issued a trespass warn-
ing to all three.
April 13, found property, 300 block of 62nd Street.
The complainants reported they opened their fence to re-
move their boat and found boxes of clothing, books,
household items, a CD player, a tire pump and camping
equipment. The items were taken to the police department.
April 13, trespass, 3018 Avenue C, Holmes Beach
Storage. The complainant reported two subjects walking
around the business. The officer warned them they were
trespassing.
April 14, vandalism, 5346 Gulf Drive, post office.
The complainant reported an unknown person broke the
glass in a post office box.
April 14, found property prescription glasses,


4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
April 14, suspicious, 101 Bridge St., Capri Inn. The
officer responding for the Bradenton Beach Police Depart-
ment was advised by the complainants that they checked
into the motel the previous day and the subject told them
to pay the next day. The subject later came to their room
and demanded payment. They said the subject was intoxi-
cated, which the officer confirmed. The officer stood by
while they gathered their belongings and left.
April 15, theft of a wallet, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee County Public Beach.
April 15, theft, 6900 block of Gulf Drive. The com-
plainant reported he rented four bicycles, chained them
together and locked them at the residence. An unknown
person cut through the cable and removed two bicycles
valued at $310.
April 15, theft, 6000 block of Gulf Drive. The com-
plainant reported he rented a bicycle and parked it in the
garage and an unknown person removed the bike's brakes
valued at $48.


April 15, disturbance, White Avenue beach. The
complainant reported a group of juveniles were drinking
at the beach. Upon the officer's arrival, they fled. The
officer issued a parking ticket to a van parked on the beach
path.
April 16, theft of gasoline valued at $16, 3015 Gulf
Drive, Citgo.
April 16, disturbance, 3800 block of East Bay Drive.
The complainant reported juveniles making a disturbance
and the officer found 12 vacationing juveniles with alco-
hol on a dock. He turned them over to their grandparents.
April 16, disturbance, 3000 block of Avenue F on
the beach. The complainant reported subjects driving
a pickup truck on the beach. The officer found a group
of juvenile subjects who were staying with their par-
ents. One subject said he lost keys to a different vehicle
and pulled the truck to the edge of the beach to illumi-
nate the area when the complainant began cursing at
them. The officer warned them to be quiet and keep the
vehicle off the beach.


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Man's best friend helped Islander hear


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Bandit is out of work. Everyone is happy about it, no
doubt including Bandit since he's as smart as most people.
He may even realize he participated in a semi-miracle.
For six years he did all the hearing that was done
for Jim DePorre of Anna Maria City. DePorre was
deaf, and Bandit was his ears.
Bandit is a border collie, a breed that in Bandit lived
up to its reputation as the smartest of all dogs. Best known
for herding sheep with uncanny comprehension, they fill
many other roles in dogs' romance with mankind.
For this one, it was serving a master particularly hard
Shit by deafness. Deporre had normal hearing and was a
successful lawyer and CPA in Michigan until, 12 years
ago, for no known medical reason his hearing just shut
down.
He closed his legal practice "a lawyer without a
phone is like a crook without a gun," he said and be-
gan learning to deal with a silent world. Since it was so
difficult to carry on a conversation with people, he turfied
to the Internet and various computer online services.
"The Internet," he said, "provided a means for me
to stay connected to the world without having to hear."
And Bandit lent a hand, or a paw, or an ear. He
alerted DePorre to a wide variety of sounds such as the
alarm clock's buzz, the knock on the door, the ring of
the phone, wife Gail's call that dinner was ready.
DePorre began trading stocks online, using the
enormous resources, instantaneous information and
brain power on the Internet to trade fast-moving and
- volatile stocks, he said.
It didn't take him long to begin developing his own
approach: He is a certified genius, member of Mensa



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Two years ago he married the ex-wife of an heir to the
R.J. Reynolds fortune, and she has put money into his trad-
ing funds, as have some of her Hollywood friends and
relatives. They moved to Anna Maria, where he works
four souped-up computers in a neat home office.
Two months ago surgery at the University of
Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor implanted an
electrode into his inner ear that connects to the auditory
nerve that transmits sound to the brain. When the mi-
crophone picks up a sound it is digitized by the com-
puter and transmitted to the electrode in the cochlear
which enables him to hear.
The sound "is something like a robotic Donald
Duck," he said, "but now I can easily hear conversations
and all the noises that Bandit previously heard for me."
As his brain learns to process all the new input,
noises should become more and more natural sounding,
he believes.
He still conducts his business in silence, operating
the Shark Attack Short Term Trading forum on
America Online at keyword "Traders," as well as sev-
eral web sites dedicated to active trading including one
at http://www.revshark.com.
Meanwhile, Bandit is out of a job. Except for that
all-important one of being man's best friend.
"This has been an overwhelming experience for me
and seems almost miraculous," DePorre said. "I'm
thrilled to once again be able to explore the world of
sound."
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N APRIL 22, 1998 M PAGE 19-A []


By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
March 31, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 19-foot vessel overdue in
the Manatee River. The boat reached port safely shortly
after a broadcast was issued.
March 31, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was issued
a warning for having improper hull numbering.
March 31, Boarding. A 57-foot commercial fish-
ing vessel was boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The ves-
sel was issued a warning for not having a sound-pro-
ducing device on board and not having the proper name
of the boat visible on the stern.
March 31, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard boat came across a lost vessel in
need of directional assistance. The vessel was escorted
to its destination.
April 1, Boarding. A 48-foot commercial fishing
vessel was boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel
was found to be in compliance with all applicable fed-
eral laws.
April 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned catamaran
south of Longboat Pass. A. Coast Guard boat re-
sponded, but the catamaran's operator refused assis-
tance. The Coast Guard boat remained on scene until
the boat reached shore.
April 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 28-foot sailing vessel
aground in the Manatee River. A commercial towing
company responded and brought the grounded vessel


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April 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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been stabbed and robbed. The location given was two
miles off Midnight Pass. A Coast Guard boat re-
sponded. The vessel then reported a new position of
two to three miles off New Pass. The Sarasota Sheriff's
Department assisted in the search, but no vessel was
located. The case was suspended.
April 11, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
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commercial salvage company was contacted, and Sta-
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ISLANDER

"The best news on
Anna Maria Island"


Finley takes
first
l p Carol Finley, right,
accepts her trophy from
contest coordinator
Jimmie McSwain for
winning first place in the
women's division in the
Anna Maria Senior
STennis Group's March 21
annual tournament. Fred
Meyer was number one in

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Shell Point winners
Charles Knopp and John Shea led the field at the Shell
Point condominium's lth annual golf tournament,
Knopp with the low gross score of 38 and Shea as the
golfer with most one-putt greens (three) and the only
birdie on the first hole.
The awards were presented at the Shell Point Club-
house after the tournament at Key Royale Golf Club.
Other winners: Ken Klasing, longest drive for men; Sue
Anne Spillane, longest drive for women; George Hieber,
closest to pin for men; Dotty Dickinson, closest to pin for
women; Nessie Willox, Peoria low net; Lee and Ed
Hollins, first in shuffleboard; Marilyn and Clayton
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Island Sports

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


Baseball's big league
With Little League off for spring break and the
Island Football Club's soccer season over, it made for
a slow week of Island sports.
I did watch and participate in some sports but none
were youth sports. I went up to St. Petersburg's
Tropicana Field.to catch a Devil Rays game last Mon-
day night while Sunday was spent playing horseshoes
and cooking food on the grill. I also have the first "silly
summer" golf report, but first the Devil Rays game.
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 20-A

lead before crumbling on the back nine, where Lease
picked his game up a notch.
The tell-tale sign of the level of play on this day
was the fact that when they reached the last of the four
par-three holes, no one had won the closest to the pin
contest. When a hole is not won, the make-believe
money carries over to the next hole so all the money
was riding on the 15th hole.
Lease and Bowers took their shots unsuccessfully,
so they looked around and since nobody was behind
them, they decided to take another shot to break the tie,
again unsuccessfully. They continued to take additional
shots at the green until they both ran out of golf balls
- around 15 shots each and intestinal fortitude.
They decided to call it a day.
Better luck next round!
Speaking of Tim Lease, a group of friends got to-
gether to celebrate his birthday on Sunday with a day
of barbecuing and horseshoe tossing. The big winners
were Mark Bowers and Lance Bieker, who went unde-
feated on the day. Congratulations to them and happy
birthday to Tim.
It made for good practice for The Islander
Bystander's Anna Maria Island Community Center
benefit horseshoe tournament coming up the weekend
before the Fourth of July. And I understand the Satur-
day/Monday morning horseshoe players at Anna Maria
City Hall are looking for a few more players. They start
at 9 a.m. both days.
Little League is back in action this week so I'll see
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Sand comes, goes, and we'd better remember that


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
There's some gnashing of teeth on Longboat Key
over the prospects of the feds naming Big Pass as
Sarasota's federally designated pass. Not hard to guess
why.
Longboat as does Lido Key depends on peri-
odic dredging of New Pass for beach renourishment. The
town's facing a renourishment project with a minimum $4
million local price tag that could soar to $16 million if state
and federal government funding dries up.
While there's no guarantee the feds will ever
dredge New Pass again, they most certainly will not if
Sit loses the coveted "official" designation. So expect to
see some opposition from Longboat to Sarasota
County's proposal to change the pass designation,
somewhere along the way.
But best guess here is the change will eventually
happen. In fact, it might be best for Longboat and
Lido too if they stop dredging and it also stops the
erosion on the ends of the keys. But that's only a guess.
We'll see.

And our own
Meanwhile, the Island faces its own possible
renourishment plan, and as our beach consultant Rick
Spadoni said last week, "It's fish or cut bait time."
Here's hoping Island residents are wise enough to
take advantage of the renourishment project.
I've covered the ongoing story of South Lido
beaches for a weekly paper on Siesta Key, and once-
defiant property owners there are living in real fear
these days. When offered a chance to sign on to a
renourishment project seven years ago, some property
owners scoffed, saying they "didn't need more sand."
Well, they surely need it now. The surf is lapping
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It's crunch time again on the Orimulsion issue. An
administrative law judge ruled in favor of the FPL's use
of the fuel in Tallahassee last week, and the area's only
hope now is the Cabinet.
But we've been here before, and the Cabinet has sup-
ported the community's wishes before. So now's the time
to write, call, e-mail or otherwise let Cabinet members and
the governor know how you stand on the issue.
As for me, I'd agree with those who say that if it's
not broken, let's not "fix" it. Let's not gamble the qual-
ity of our environment to save FPL some money. Their
savings never seem to trickle down to us anyway.
Address your concerns to:
The Honorable Lawton Chiles, Governor
The Capitol, Room 276
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
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Other cabinet members phone numbers and e-mail
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The governor, Attorney General Bob Butterworth,
Treasurer Bill Nelson and Comptroller Bob Milligan
voted to deny the application in 1996. Other cabinet
members Commissioner of Education Frank Brogan,
Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Crawford and Sec-
retary of State Sandra Mortham voted in 1996 to ap-
prove the application.

Tarpon showing
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Reds in backwater, kingfish offshore


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Redfish are everywhere in the backwater right
now. Offshore, kingfish are moving through in good
numbers and grouper and snapper action remains
steady.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said anglers there
are catching snook in the early morning and in the
evening, redfish, a couple of cobia and sheepshead.
Fishers at the Anna Maria City Pier are catching
jacks, sting rays, pompano and blue runners.
Charters on the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet re-
port the four-hour trips averaged 125 head of Key
West grunts and sand perch. The six-hour trips av-
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lane snapper and small grouper. The nine-hour trips
averaged 35 head of red grouper, mangrove snapper
and black grouper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on
the Dee Jay II said he's finding white bait to be
scarce, but is still able to scare up some 30-inch-long
snook, 25-inch trout, 30-inch reds and jumbo jacks
almost everywhere. He also landed a few cobia early
last week.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing an excellent job of catching lots of
snook near the mangroves using shrimp as bait. Red-
fish seem to be scattered, but there is some white bait
moving into the Intracoastal Waterway.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's getting lots of redfish


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and several large snook of better than 20 pounds.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
also catching lots of reds, a few keeper snook and a 27-
inch trout caught with a pinfish for bait.
On my boat Magic we caught more than 100 red-
fish in the last five days, plus a few keeper snook and
trout up to 24 inches in length.
Capt. Tom Chaya reports kingfish and cobia
were his best bets, but also caught some snook and
redfish.
Capt. Steve Salgado reports snook, redfish, trout,
kingfish and cobia were his mixed-bag of action.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said white bait is
still hard to get, but worth it if you can get into some
for good fishing. Kingfish are everywhere in the Gulf
- now is the time to get them. Grouper fishing remains
steady in the Gulf, too. In the backwater, snook fish-
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wade fishers.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's bringing back limit
catches of good-sized trout and cobia up to 25 pounds.
Capt. Kurt Morrison and Capt. Jason Henzell on
the Neva-Miss said they're getting into more and
more kingfish, trolling with artificial lures about 15
miles offshore in the Gulf. They're also getting some
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4/2/98, Musial to Seals, for $177,000; list unknown.
110 12th St. S., Bradenton Beach, 111 Gulf to Bay
Moorings, a 2bed/2bath 875 sfla bayfront condo built
in 1982, was sold 4/3/98, Perona to Gombach, for
$141,500; list $139,000.
215 84th St., Holmes Beach, a 90x100 lot, was sold
4/2/98, Seals to Bennett, for $80,900; list unknown.
3012 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
3bed/2bath 1,224 sfla duplex built in 1946 on a 25x100
lot, was sold 3/31/98, Weider to Lynam, for $108,000;
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3018 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a 7,800 sf com-
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311 61st St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,412 sfla
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Realty inc.


778-6696
1-800-367-1617
3101 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217


3/31/98, Air & Energy to Benderson et al, for
$227,700; list unknown.
3602 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, an 82x270
commercial lot, was sold 3/31/98, Air & Energy to
Victoria Estates, for $400,000; list unknown.
3610 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2,320 sf com-
mercial building built in 1980 on an 82x270 lot, was
sold 3/31/98, VandeVrede to Victoria Estates, for
$390,000; list unknown.
403 Alamanda, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,161 sfla
2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1981 on a 50x103 lot,
was sold 4/1/98, Baylis to Music, for $179,500; list
$184,000.
523 Seagull Way, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,574
sfla 4bed/3bath/2car home built in 1991 on a 110x105
lot, was sold 4/3/98, Sunquist to Mclnturff, for
$490,000; list unknown.
531 70th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,296 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1964 on a 91x115 lot, was sold 4/1/98, Brown to
Belval, for $191,000; list $199,900.
532 68th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,946 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1970 on an 85x112 lot, was sold 4/3/98, Sabin to
Turner, for $200,000; list 225,000.
Compiled exclusivelyfor The Islander Bystander
by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-
1222. 1998.


Custom Contemporary on Anna Maria Island!
A very special home with Gulf views
from master bedroom and upstairs
bedroom. All cedar inside and out,
high ceilings, handmade cabinets,
etched glass entrance door and
master bath door. Floor to ceiling
stained glass windows in greatroom.
215 Sycamore Avenue Wood decks on four sides. Private
Anna Maria setting. Heavily treed. Walk less than
Offered at $269,900 1 block to beach!
Call Jane Tinsworth R.S. Olson% Better
at 795-3000 a Ralr te. IS. I .HP.ai


DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...

BAYFRONT COMPLEX
Unique multi-family prop-
erty on the Intracoastal in-'
cludes 3BR/2BA bayfront
home with top floor master r
suite. Plus an elevated du- .' ,/
plex with two 2BR/2BA
units and a ground-level
duplex with a 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA. Landscaped for privacy.
Substantial income. $945,000.
PERICO BAY CLUB TOWNHOUSE, 2BR/2BA plus loft. End unit
with vaulted ceilings, corner fireplace, screened deck and garage.
Beautifully turnkey furnished for $132,900.
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Realty raves
Island Real Estate of Holmes Beach has
named Thomas W. Nelson as top sales agent and
Christine T. Shaw as top listing agent for the
month of March.
In Wagner Realty's Island office, Harold
Small was tops in sales for March. David
Moynihan was top listing agent. Jack McCormick
of the Longboat Key office earned top seller and
top lister honors for March.
The team of Mary Ann Schmidt and Helen
White of Wedebrock Real Estate Co.'s Island
office have been named as top listing agents for
the months of February and March and top pro-
ducers in March. Becky Smith and Elfi Starrett
were top sales agents in March.
At its north Longboat Key branch,
Wedebrock has named Lynda Melnick as
February's top lister and Mary Wickersham and
Cindy English as top producers. March honors go
to Mike Migone and Tina Rudek as both top list-
ers and top sales agents.
Prudential Florida Realty has announced that
Carol Heinze was the top listing agent for March
at its Anna Maria Island office. Karen Lohse was
top sales agent.



HOMES
$279,500 New, custom-built 3BR/2BA
canalfront.
$125,000 Handyman special, great Island
neighborhood.

CONDOS
$99,900 Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA, "kingfisher",
water view.
$119,000 Sandy Pointe. Bayfront complex in
pristine wildlife area. Impeccable, turnkey 2BR/
2BA.
$124,900 Fountainhead, completely redone,
new kitchen, tile, turnkey furnished.
$129,500 Fountainhead. Gulfview 2BR/2BA,
great rental history, turnkey furnished .
$179,000 Gulfview unit in Gulffront complex.
2BR/2BA completely refurbished building.

LOTS
$144,900 Anna Maria canal, sailboat water,
extra large lot. Seller motivated!


CANALFRONT FOURPLEX Live in the
townhouse and have income from the other three
1BR/1BA units. Townhouse consists of 2BR/
1.5BA with a view of the water from all rooms, ce-
ramic tile on first floor, hardwood floors on second.
Community laundry room. $259,500. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.


ISLAND COTTAGE 2BR/1 BA home with tile and
wood floors, completely new kitchen and bath,
two-year old roof, A/C system, windows.
$127,000. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.

NEW LISTING ANNA MARIA LOT
Only steps to the Gulf or Tampa Bay from this cor-
ner building lot at the north end of the Island. A
one time opportunity for only $99,000. Call Carol
Williams 744-0700 eves.

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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS [E


NEW LISTING
This spacious duplex has 2BR/1BA each side and is
in the heart of Anna Maria! great neighborhood close
to everything. Priced right at just $149,900.








NORTH END DUPLEX
This great duplex located on the north end of Anna
Maria offers 2BR/1BA each side and is steps to the
beach. Terrific rental history! Reduced to $210,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301,
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker at 778-5287

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307
FRAN MAXON F^'~y^^^RAN TMAXON'^^^


RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
BRADENTON COUNTRY CLUB AREA 2BR/2BA large lot,
immaculate. $89,900. Call 795-0303 after hours.
MORTON VILLAGE CONDO 2BR/2BA, large, enclosed porch,
clubhouse, sauna, exercise, $60,900. 778-5427 after hours.
WHITE AVENUE 300 feet to beach. 3BR/2BA, greatroom,
completely updated. $380,000. 778-5427 after hours.
DUPLEX STEPS TO BEACH 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Commercial zoning. $210,000. 778-5427 after hours.
SUN PLAZA 2BR/2BA, balconies, Gulf view, turnkey furnished.
Elevator, tennis, pool, sauna. $175,000. 778-5427 after hours.
TRIPLEX $1,500 monthly income. Views of the bay and Gulf.
$149,900. 795-6216 after hours.
PALM AVENUE 3BR/2BA, elevated, five-years new. $228,000.
795-6216 after hours.
CANAL LOT South Drive, seawall. $129,000. 795-6216 after
hours.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations, great location and lease.
$49,000.
LOT 100 feet on Gulf Drive. $150,000. 778-5427 after hours.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, 110 feet on beach. 1.25 acres,
heated pool. Valued at $2,149,000. 778-5427 after hours.

5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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STONE'S THROW AWAY FROM GULF
We have just the house for you on the west side
of Gulf Drive. This architecturally designed Key
West-style home has 3BR/2.5BA ,wood floors in
living room, dining room and kitchen, high ceilings
-with ceiling fans, three balconies, two-car garage,
intercom/stereo system, security system, heated
pool/spa. A "must see" to be appreciated. Built in
1996! Offered at just $279,000
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301,
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker at 778-5287

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




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This inviting 3BR/2BA canalfront home has been me-
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a preferred split-bedroom design, white-brick fireplace,
fully .equipped kitchen with large breakfast bar, ce-
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Bright and flawless 2BR/2BA split-level bayview home
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Direct Gulffront 2BR/2BA condo. Turnkey-furnished top-
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ment potential. $209,900. Call Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett.

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cleared lot close to the tip of the Island. Beach access,
quiet area, good schools. $159,900. For details on how
you can build a 7,000 sq. ft. house here, call Elfi Starrett
and Becky Smith.


3BR/2BA Key Royale home across from golf course,
deep-water canal, two-car garage, screened porch,
sprinkler system, golf & boating community. Nice!
$279,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt & Helen White.

Hoe" F4 & 2BR/1.5BA each side. Excellent rental, close to beach.
Nice residential area and convenient to everything.
Ceramic tile, carpet. Refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers,
washers/dryers included. $225,000.


4BR/3BA designer home, vaulted ceilings, oak cabinets
in kitchen and baths, master suite, four-car garage, dock,
pool, and tennis club membership. $549,900. Call Mary
Ann Schmidt & Helen White.


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Furnished Efficiency $500 mo.
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18" SONY DSS dish. 1 year old. 2 year warranty.
$450. 779-2504.

TWO PEDAL BIKES for sale, male/female, good
condition, green, 2/3 gears. Only $50 each. 778-
3639.

DINING ROOM TABLE AND china cabinet. Glass
and Formica. $900. Large, two level train table
$150. 778-7962.

MEN'S 26 INCH BICYCLE, 10 speed, good condi-
tion. $35. 778-6226.

BRASS BED, queen complete with firm orthope-
dic mattress set. Never used, boxed, cost $850.
Must sell $250 cash. 662-9175.

DAYBED, WHITE AND brass, complete with mat-
tress and trundle. Never used,.boxed. Cost $850.
Must sell $250 cash. 662-9175.

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 pre-
mises Longboat Island Chapel, End-of-month
clearance sale. April 25, 27, 29, 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.

MOVING SALE Sat., Apr. 25, 8-2. Furniture, kitchen
plants, car. No early buyers. Look for signs on 63rd
Street, Holmes Beach.

ESTATE SALE Thurs., Fri., Sat, Sun. Apr. 23, 24, 25,
26. 7:30-5. Antiques, collectibles, lots of new toys,
children's clothes, glassware, books, art work, lamps,
household, designer clothes, shell pictures, tons of cos-
tume, sterling, 14K gold jewelry, jade, pearls, amethyst,
gamet, antique jewelry, much bric-a-brac. Everything 1/
2 price Sunday. 3301 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE Sat, Apr. 25. 9-2. Table, chairs, lamps,
miscellaneous. No early birds. 304B 57th Street,
Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE Sat. Apr. 25, 9-12. Computer, soft-.
ware, like-new sofa, table, chairs, books, etc. 201
72nd Street, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE SAT., April 25 & Sun., April 26. New
sale with entirely new items. Lots of nice things. 31st
St. to 3103 1/2 Ave.F Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE Fri. & Sat., Apr. 24 & 25, 9-12. Fur-
niture, coin dryer, dishwasher, construction and build-
ing materials, antique sinks, etc. 2503 Avenue C,
Holmes Beach.


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


"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.

FABULOUS AND UNIQUE GIFT items for pet lovers.
Brochure, send a first class stamp to: Adrian D'Lanod,
3618 Southern Pkwy., Bradenton FL 34205.

GOLDEN RETRIEVER pure bred, 10-months old,
blond male, all shots. Looking for fenced yard. $199.
Call 778-1204.


VEHICLE WANTED Caravan or Voyager with 3.3
engine. Clean and good condition. Prefer Grand
Caravan. Will pay cash. Charlie 778-7939.

1995 CHRYSLER LeBaron convertible. Emerald, tan
top, warranty, 46,000 miles. $10,500. Call 792-4274.

1983 FORD LTD, white, $700. 778-8324

1988 FORD CROWN VICTORIA, excellent condition,
,complete service record, Call 778-5476.

1992 CHEVY PICKUP S-10, Air conditioning, stereo/
cassette. 6 Cyl, 4.3 L, 5 speed, 50,000 Miles, topper,
excellent condition, $6,200. 778-3523.


22' SEARAY Cuddy w/trailer. great for camping, fish-
ing, cruising. Health forces sale, was $4900, now
$4500. 779-1102.

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


REALTORS
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Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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SUN PLAZA WEST $299,000.
Gulffront 2BR/2BA with two bal-
conies directly on the Gulf of
Mexico #CH28693.
HOLMES BEACH $164,900.2BR/
2BA home with formal dining room,
large lanai, tile roof, and deeded
boat slip. #CH27251.
HOLMES BEACH INVESTMENT
$210,000. One efficiency, one
2BR/2BA with garage and one
2BR/2BA with carport. #CH26624.


NEW LISTINGS!
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
Only unit this year direct Gulffront
... beautiful beach ... heated pool.
$296,000. #KL29201.
KEY ROYALE DEEP... DEEP...
WATER Over six feet at low tide.
80-ft dock. 3-4 bedrooms. Spa-
cious home. Located across from
golf course. Owner will look at all
offers! Priced at $350,000.
#KL29197.


HOLMES BEACH BEAUTY Heated pool! Dock, davits and
deck. Deep water. View of Bimini Bay. Open plan. Lots of
upgrades and renovations. $298,000. #KL.


Karin Stephan
REALTOR
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
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Office:
941-388-4433
Home:
941-388-1267
Fax: 941- 388-5201


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VACATION RENTALS


2BR/2BA Canal home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Pool home in Holmes Beach
2BR/2BA Key Royal home
3BR/2BA Key Royale home

CONDO
2BR/2BA Bayview Terrace, 3 mo. min.
2BR/1 BA Across street from the Gulf
3BR/2BA Pine Bay Forest, 3 mo. min.


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


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


ASK FOR CONNIE VOLTS OR BOB LOHSE


JUST REDUCED! $74,900. 2BR/IBA condo great for second home or vacation rental in a well-cared for Gulf to bay
community. Features bayside patio, heated pool, fishing dock and 150-ft. deeded Gulffront access. Close to shopping
and restaurants. #27223. Call Carol Heinze 778-5059.
PERIDA $219,000. Beautiful, open-plan Rutenberg home with solar-heated pool. Overlooks lake. Golf membership
transfers with home. #27080. Ask for Karen or Bob Lohse 794-5588 (eves.)
HAWTHORN PARK $340,000. Prestigious NW Bradenton 4-5BR/3.5BA executive pool home. High ceilings, gourmet
kitchen, formal dining room, exercise room, loft and large family room overlooking the caged, self-cleaning pool and
heated spa. #26748 Call Richard Estock 794-6306.


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REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


Karen Lohse
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


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

38-FOOT HOUSEBOAT for sale. Great live aboard,
sleeps 7, lots of deck space, fly bridge, full kitchen
and bath. $18,500 OBO. Call 792-9100, 9-5.
BOAT AND R/V STORAGE for rent. Any size, North
Anna Maria, $25 $70 mo. 755-8663.
BOAT TRAILER, Continental, galvanized, tandem
axles, 18 21 ft. $450 OBO. 778-5333 Sundays.
BOATS AND BOATING cheap! 20ft stamus with
magic tilt trailer. Bimini. Depth finder, controls for
Evinrude. High freeboard walk through. Strong old
fisher. $800. 952-1592.


SUMMER DAY CAMP Counselors for elementary-
age program, Monday through Friday, June 11 Aug.
21. Positive attitude, patient, flexible, self-disciplined
with strong work ethics, and lots of energy. We are
looking for an overall team player who also pos-
sesses at least one special educational, artistic or
recreation skill to share and teach. Drug-free work-
place. Salary ranges $5.75 to $6.75. Contact Diana
or Angeli at Anna Maria Island Community Center,
941-778-9709, FAX 941-778-9511.

HOUSECALL HOME HEALTHCARE accepting ap-
plications for per diem RN, LPN and MSW home
health field positions. 3216 East Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach, 778-0747.
HELP WANTED, DAWN, I need your help on my
computer. Charlie, 795-0846.

P/T PREP COOK, P/T dishwasher, P/T wait staff.
Apply in person. Brian's Sunnyside Up. 5348 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
NEED PC ASSISTANCE? Want help getting on the
Internet? "@Ease With PCs" can help. Instruction,
problem resolution, upgrades. Most work done on
your premises. Most major packages. Sorry, no
Macs. Call Keith Allen, 792-8718.


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.
ENJOY THE SUNSHINE Work on a pier. Hostess,
counter person and dishwasher wanted at Rod &
Reel Pier. Call Rayma at 778-1885.

EXPERIENCED ISLAND REAL ESTATE agent
wanted for Florida's #1 Real Estate Co. Contact Nick
Figlow for a confidential interview at Prudential
Florida Realty's Anna Maria office, 778-0766.
HOUSEKEEPING Various duties. Non smoking. Part
time. Harrington House Bed & Breakfast 778-5444.
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.,
Holmes Beach.
GRAPHIC ARTIST NEEDED for duties to include
art origination to full color separation. Call (800)
737-9577.
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
778-6247.


QUALIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE Professional,
experienced in tender care. Excellent references.
Part time or 24-hour care. Call 778-4192.



ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING, Mildew buster, will
restore your house to its usual luster. Roof, decks,
drives and more. Call 778-0944.

CLEANING CONDOS Call 755-4880 after 5:00pm.
Most work on the Island.

HUNGRY? YES! Let me make the long haul off the
Island to the mythical grocery store for you. Call
Sharon at 778-5221.

TRANSPORTATION TO and from Tampa any time
778-7934.

YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15 years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.
"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES", Licensed,
bonded, residential, commercial. Homes, condos,
rentals, offices. All cleaning products supplied. Esti-
mates. Beverly. 778-1945.

SPRING CLEAN your mildew away! I will pressure
clean your decks, lanai, pool area, driveway. For free
estimate call Greg at 749-0253.
MANATEE MOWERS Island Lawn Service, in busi-
ness over 10 years. Call Donnie Rivera today for free
estimate. 778-7508. Thank you.

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.
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Island
Check-A-Home at 778-3089.


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NEW ENGLAND CHARM! Located on the
bayou in secluded, private Marina Isles. 4BR/
3.5BA home offers features such as wraparound
windows, pool, large eat-in kitchen. Loft tower
has special rooftop views. $589,000.


KEY ROYALE 3BR/2.5BA beauty on
canal and bayou. Circular drive, boat dock
and large lot with room for a pool.
$335,000.


PANORAMIC BAYVIEWS from this SE RUNAWAY TO THE BEACH! Turnkey-
corner unit in WestBay Point and Moorings! furnished Runaway Bay condo with pool,
Very light and bright interior with glass-en- tennis and beach access. $97,000.
closed lanai. Turnkey furnished. $199,000.


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


LARGE FAMILY? Then take a look at this
fantastic Island canalfront home with 5BR/
4BA on extra large lot! Plenty of room to
roam! $349,000.


DIRECT GULFFRONT home with miles of
wide walking beach and endless open-water
views. Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA home
has porch area and outdoor shower.
$527,500.


LOVELY ANNA MARIA canalfront home
recently remodeled with private backyard
with wrap-around deck and meticulous land-
scaping. 2BR/2BA, garage and more! Mint
condition! Reduced to $239,000.


OUTSTANDING 3BR/2BA canalfront home
with caged pool home with lovely water views
and no bridges to Intracoastal. Light and bright
interior has tile and tenazzo floors, open split plan
and new A/C. $219,900.


ULTIMATE BEACH COTTAGE steps to SEASIDE GARDENS villa close to every-
the Gulf! 2BR/1.5BA totally remodeled with thing! One-car garage and screened lanai
new kitchen and new appliances. Circular make this 2BR/1BA one of the Island's best
drive and garage. $209,000. buys! $82,900.


ISLAND ELEVATED HOME on large lot
close to everything! 3BR/2BA with room to
park four cars! $208,000.


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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.

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

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

DUMP TRUCK FOR HIRE Shell delivered and
spread $25 yd., mulch, fill dirt, gravel. Call for prices.
Hauling Larry 778-0119.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL Infants and
toddlers now accepted. Come by and see our facili-
ties. Telephone 778-2967.

THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION Cleaning Services, es-
tablished 1993. Residential, commercial, rentals.
Hard worker, dependable, excellent references. Call
for interview. Kimberly 792-0862.

GOT A COMPUTER? Got problems? Repairs,
troubleshooting, upgrading, networking, personal
training. Low rates. Call 758-3061.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town and the
best results from classified ads and service advertising!



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


LAWN CARE Mowing, trim, bushes, weeding, flow-
ers, cleanup. Reliable adult, experienced, references,
reasonable rates. Personal Touch Lawn Mainte-
nance 778-6172.

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



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

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN GARDEN CEN-
TRE Unique landscape design and xeriscaping.
Quality plants and trees, mulch, shell, top soil. Free
delivery. 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, Instal-
lation, 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."
Steve, 798-9118.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

ALUMINUMNINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installation/
repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. Insured,
references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.

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
experience. Self-employed in the construction trades.
I am handy to have around. Call 778-1110.

BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183.
Dave Elliott.



WANTED: GARAGE or carport to rentfor.May, June,
July, & Oct. 778-5522.

VACATION RENTALS Summer specials. Call
Wagner Realty at 778-2246.


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


ISLAND UUrLtA
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. .


DIRECT GULFFRONT 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. $295,000.



Holmes Beach 100x100 with Gulf view,
zoned R-4 .................................... $79,900.
Holmes Beach full Gulf view, plans
available ................................. $109,900.


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.


BAYFRONT ELEGANCE Magnificent resi-
dence with spectacular bay views. 3BR/2.5BA,
greater om, 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.


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



Runaway Bay 1 BR/1 BA furnished. $97,000.
David Moynihan 778-2246.
Westbay Cove 1BR/1BA overlooks pool.
$99,900. Gail Gwynne 778-2246.


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2BR/2BA SPACIOUS, clean and bright. Available
now through Oct. Also next April. Cable, washer/
dryer, completely furnished. 778-0510.

BAYFRONT EFFICIENCY cottage available from
May 1st Sept. 1st. Beautiful view, quiet. $150/week
or $475/mo. 778-4177.

NICE GULFFVIEW 2BR small cottage on dead-end
street along Gulf. Furnished, wood floors, washer/
dryer. Cozy, quiet, quaint. $600 mo. 778-7025.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA apt. Holmes Beach, close to
beaches. No pets. $550 mo. includes electric, water,
garbage. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307 for
further info.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED direct Gulffview apart-
ments. Bradenton Beach. 2BR/1.5BA unit at $1,200/
mo. includes two-car detached garage and garage
and boat slip. 2BR/2BA unit at $800/mo. has large
living area. Pets O.K. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate
778-2307 for details.

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

ANNA MARIA COTTAGE, Beach side of Gulf Drive.
Nicely furnished, central heat/air, W/D, citrus trees.
Oct.-Apr.'99. $1200/mo. multi-month discount. 813-
935-2339.

VACATION BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA, $700
wk., $2,200 mo. 1BR poolside,-$550.wk., $1,500 mo.
Apartment, 300-feet to beach, 2BR/1BA, $500 wk.
778-4523 or (800;-9T7-0803.

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

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 kitch-
ens, baths and more! From $550 wk. Call Island Real
Estate, 778-6066 for summer specials!


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.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA AVAILABLE May 10. $1,100 mo.
Call Wagner Realty at 778-2246.

VACATION RENTAL Anna Maria beach house. 2BR/
2BA, Gulf view every room. $2,500 mo. Call 776-1789.

ANNA MARIA. Weekly, monthly. Large 2 BR apart-
ment. Nice view overlooking water and city pier. Pool,
swimming, fishing. Restaurant. (941) 778-9188.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA UNFURNISHED, spacious, el-
evated, one half duplex with garage, sun deck,
vaulted ceiling. Great area, steps to beach. No smok-
ing. $750 mo. Call Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.

AVAILABLE NOV. 1998 APR. 1999 Nice 2BR/2BA
house. Washer/dryer, newly updated, close to beach/
shopping. No pets, no smokers. $1,700 mo. (813)
643-3138.

BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock, furnished or un-
fumished, beautiful view, quiet area, no pets or smok-
ers. $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.

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. Call
778-0212.

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

EFFICIENCY HOLMES BEACH. $450 mo. plus
utilities. No pets. Security. Call 778-5057.


SENIOR MALE SEEKING 2BR rental for Mar, Apr.
1999 season. Non smoker. Holmes Beach or Anna
Maria. Call 778-6274 until May 2, (716) 679-1312 after.

VACATION IN EUROPEAN-STYLE French
Normandy home. 4BR/3BA, spectacular Gulf view,
storybook circular turret and staircase, fireplace. Old
World craftsmanship, lush tropical landscaping, mod-
ern amenities. $3,500 mo. in season, $2,000 mo. off
season. Call 794-8202.

WATERFRONT HOME, 2BR/2BA, furnished or un-
furnished. $900/mo. First, last security electric. 6
months minimum. 2712 Avenue B, Holmes Beach
778-6387.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX, 1BR/1BA, furnished or
unfurnished, annual, newly redone. $575 mo. plus
utilities, first and last. No pets. References. 1-813-
689-0621.

ANNUAL RENTAL, Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA, Pre-
fer non-smokers, references required. 778-5352 or
761-9245.

CORTEZ FISHING VILLAGE, Annual, on water,
peaceful, historic furnished. 2BR/2BA with huge lot
and garage. Perfect for artist/writer. Central air,
washer. $900 mo. includes water and propane. No
pets. 778-4625.

2BR/2BA furnished studio for rent. 50 feet to beach
and pier. Fresh paint. Beautiful view. 755-8663.

HOUSE OR DUPLEX WANTED. Family relocating to
Anna Maria Island. 2-3 BR. $750-$900 mo. Annual
only. Collect OK. 816-453-9159.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. $650 mo. Security and utilities.
Small pet OK. 778-5057.

SIX MONTH WINTER RENTAL, 2BR/1BA with large
screened room, hot tub, dishwasher. 2 Blks to beach.
$1,400 mo. Holmes Beach, 778-3892.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, suitable for single professional,
washer/dryer hookup. Central air. 1 short block to
Gulf. No dogs. $650 mo + utilities. Call Carol Saulnier
at Green Real Estate. 941-778-0455.


834 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria
The 100X196 bayfront lot with seawall to the
right of this picture. $400,000.



WDoug Dowling Realty
778-1222


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker


SAILBOAT WATER Custom built estate, very private 4-5BR/
4B, gourmet kitchen. Pool, dock, davits,. tennis court.
$845,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319


GULFFRONT ESTATE with it's own tennis court. Enjoy
fabulous sunsets while tucked away in this very private
location. 3BR/3.5B. Beautifully landscaped. $1,250,000. Julie
DeSear, 794-3041. R25431


TROPICAL SETTING surrounds this two-story duplex. Has ANNA MARIA ISLAND Key West-style 4BR/3.5B residence.
den and indoor utility room. Recently renovated. Reduced. Living room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Separate din-
$165,900. Colette Gerrish, 794-1024. D17489 ing room, master suite with sundeck and hot tub. $399,000.
Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R25701


WATERFRONT
SARASOTA BAY waterfront lifestyle,
3BR/2.5B townhouse. Elegant Florida
design. Elevator, two-car garage,
manned gate house. $309,900. Don
Lewis, 746-3200. C24581
MAGNIFICENT contemporary residence
on Sarasota Bay. Soaring ceilings,
marble, granite and Italian tile, outstand-
ing design. 4BR/3B, lower level storage.
$974,900. Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122.
R25931
ENGUSH-GEORGIAN ESTATE over 3,700
Sq. ft. of grandeur on 3 +/- acres on Palma
Sola Bay. European elegance throughout
Library, den, studio and elevator. $999,000.
Sara LaPlante, 748-4389. R24084


LOTS/ACREAGE
RIVERFRONT ESTATE LOT More than one
acre, 157 ft +/- at the mouth of the Manatee
River overlooking Tampa Bay. $499,000.
Don Lewis, 746-3200. L21591




Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
resort specialists.
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222


Located in
Anna Maria Island Centre Shops


MAINLAND
RIVER WILDERNESS BEAUTY Ideal for
great living on golf course. Huge bonus
room, 3 or 4BR, dining and living rooms,
family room. Four-car garage. $449,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R24815
LOVELY SPLIT-DESIGN condominium in
Timber Creek. 2BR/2B, glass-enclosed
lanai. Newer appliances, extra cabinets. On
golf course, lovely clubhouse. $87,900.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. C27670
ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive
views of Sarasota and Longboat Key. Prop-
erty 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


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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.



Since
AO 1957
MARIE UC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKUN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island.'
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lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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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
Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247

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20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139

Paradise Improvements
Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...

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Entertainment Centers New Formica Wood
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ISLAND CONDO, 2BR/2BA, with pool, fabulous
view, cable, water, trash included. Walk to beach and
shopping. $950 mo. Call 778-3170.
MAY 1st NOV. 1st. Furnished duplex near beach.
2BR/1BA. large screened room. Lovely yard. $650
mo. No smoking. References. 778-3892.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 2BR/1BA, ground level home,
steps to beach, $700.mo. + utilities. Call SMITH,
REALTORS 778-0770.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1 BA, elevated half a duplex,
close to beach, storage, $600 mo. + utilities. Call
SMITH, REALTORS 778-0770.
ANNUAL ANNA MARIA, 3BR/2BA. New home one
block from Gulf Beach. Non-smoking roommate
wanted to share. No pets. 1 month rent and security.
Call 779-1043.
SIESTA KEY FURNISHED CONDO. 1BR/1BA.
Beach 2 blocks. Heated pool. $795 mo. Apr.-Dec.
746-7402.
CLEAN, QUIET. Large 1BR apartment 200 feet to
beach or Bay. $775 mo. includes utilities. Six month
or longer. 778-8571.
1 BR APARTMENT plus carport, sunny and immacu-
late, 1 block from beautiful Gulf beach. Available
Feb. through May, 99, 3 months for $2800 or 4
months for $3500 (plus taxes and utilities). Call 423-
436-6531 (collect).
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA in great neighborhood of Holmes
Beach. Steps to Bay or beach. First, security, $700
mo. Call 778-5482.


1 BR/1 BA CONDO on canal. 2nd floor, just two miles to
ocean. $5,000 down, owner financing 9%. $355 mo. 15
yrs., $314.91 mo. 20 yrs. Call 813-677-5870 owner.
REDUCED $159,500. Open House April 26, 1-4 408
79th St. 778-5978. 2BR/2BA two blocks from beach,
boat space.
KEY ROYALE HOME for sale by owner. 3BR/2BA
with caged pool. Call for appointment 779-1266 or
330-872-6493.
PERICO SHORES Open house, Sat. & Sun. 1-4.
Come by and see this elegant model home, only 5
lots available, your plans or ours. Wildlife sanctuary.
Home site prices from $79,900. Dee Jorcyk, Realtor
Assoc. 761-8214. Wedebrock Real Estate Co., Re-
altors 794-0007.

OVERLOOKING THE 16TH hole at Pinebrook.
Condo living at its best. 2BR/2BA with den, large
enclosed lanai with French doors, huge balcony.
Upgraded end unit. $122,000. Call Dee Jorcyk, Re-
altor Assoc. 778-8550. Wedebrock Real Estate
Co., Realtors 794-0007.

PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA furnished condo.
Vaulted ceiling, heated pool, guard gate. $114,900.
Mary Ann Schmidt & Helen White. Wedebrock
Real Estate 778-0700.

LUXURY! 3BR/2.5BA waterfront home, across
from golf course, heated pool & spa, dock.
$749,900. Mary Ann Schmidt & 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 & Helen White.
Wedebrock Real Estate 778-0700.

KEY ROYALE 2BR/2BA canal home. Tile roof.
Remodeled kitchen, sprinkler system, workshop.
$209,900. Mary Ann Schmidt & 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 & Helen White.
Wedebrock Real Estate 778-0700.

THREE BEDROOM house with 1 BR/1.5BA located
across street from Gulf. Home needs a little T.L.C.,
great handyman special. Call Deborah Thrasher,
Wedebrock Real Estate 383-5543 or eves.
778-3395.


BUSY ITALIAN Restaurant minutes from beaches. Does
fantastic business in great location. $130,000. Call Deborah
Thrasher, Wedebrock Real Estate 383-5543.

DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $163,900. Call 778-7127.
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MOTEL/BRADENTON BEACH consists of seven
motel units an two homes, close to bay and Gulf,
does great return business and has lots of potential.
Call Wedebrock Real Estate Co., ask for Margot
Walbert, Jim LaRose or Deborah Thrasher 383-5543
or 383-0486 eves.

FOUR-PLEX 300-FEET to beach, $320,000. Three
2BR/1BA, one 1 BR/1BA. Ground floor, good income.
108 39th St. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

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

ANNA MARIA Large waterfront lot, deep water, direct
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.
HOLMES BEACH Seaside Gardens end unit. 1BR/
1 BA, 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 furnished,
ready to rent. $179,000. Call 795-0413.
1BR MOBILE HOME for sale. Enclosed carport. 7
years old. $15,000 OBO. Will rent daily, weekly,
monthly. 727-3511 for appointment.
ISLAND REgSTAURANT, turnkey operation, indoor
seatipgiE6. Existing mortgage assumable. Seller
make take second. Asking $495,000 includes Real
Estate. Call Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty.
778-7244.



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FABULOUS WATER view, 4 years old, elevated
3BR/2BA home. Just reduced to $225,000. Avenue
A in Bradenton Beach. Call 778-2960.

WHY PAY MORE? If buying a home is in your future,
one call could save you a bundle! Morgan-Lewis
Realty. Ask about our cash back program! 778-5354.
LONGBOAT RANCH, 2000 Sq. Ft., Deep water.
3BR/2BA ,Sea wall, 10X50 dock, davits, exit to Gulf
or Bay, room for pool. $249,000. 387-8221.
HANDYMAN. 3BR/2BA IS;AND home on large lot
near beach, school and shopping. Seller motivated,
says "make offer". asking $125,000. Call Rich
Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty. 778-7244.
ISLAND CONDO, 2BR/1 1/2BA turnkey furnished,
newly renovated, tile floors, new floors, new appli-
ances. Includes washer/dryer. Close to beach and
shopping, pool. Asking $125,900. Call Rich
Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty. 778-7244.
ISLAND CONDO, TOWNHOUSE style, 2BR/2BA
end unit. Close to beach, view of Gulf from unit. Pool
and on-site washer/dryer. Asking $129,900. Call Rich
Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty. 778-7244.

PERICO ISLAND. Immaculate 2BR/2BA Villa, lake view,
2 lanai, porch, club house, heated pool, tennis, exercise
room, upgrades too numerous to mention. Short drive to
Bay and Gulf beaches. $110,900. 795-2213.

LONGBOAT DEEP WATER lots. Sea wall, 10X50,
dock, davits, exit to Gulf or Bay. Water, sewer, drive-
way, sod, trees, ready to build. $199,000. 387-8221.

ONE BEDROOM MOBILE home with add-on. Com-
pletely furnished, new siding decks, ceramic tile floors
and bath. Walk to beach. Good rental. OK Winter home.
Over 55+. rental park. $13,200. 941-778-8553.



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WORLD CAPITALISM

BY RICH NORRIS / EDITED BY WILL SHORT


ACROSS
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7 "Time Cycle"
composer Lukas

11 Oneofa
secretive trio
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20 "Yeah, sure"
21 School part
22 Eastern
European hill?
24 West African
fliers?
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special fx
artists
26 Alley prowler
27 Afford without a
problem
29 Smudge
30 Driver's
invitation '
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35 Coeurd'--
36 Oriental Miss
Universe?
39 Pretentious
41 "Domani"
singer
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word
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perhaps
59 Means
61 Resting place
63 Central
European
sensors?
65 Southeast
Asian
go-getter?
67 Eastern
European
vestments?
68 Hint
69 Five-time
Emmy-winning
actress
70 Similarity
symbol, in
math
71 Lure with
music
75 On the quiet
side?
76 "To what do I

78 Hip friend
80 Yet, poetically
81 Contribute
82 Turmoil
83 Shade of
brown
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way
89 Hung. neighbor
90 Mideastexam
administrators?


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enforcement
group
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97 City on the
Allegheny
98 London's--
of Court
99 Glorify
100 Hackneyed
101 Bygone pol.
cause
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nourishment?
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central
Asian
gems?
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words
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stealthily
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supply
items
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Grab a bite, enjoy the water Island-style


By Paul Roat
You don't have to be on the water to enjoy the
water, and although there are a slew of boating-friendly
restaurants in the area you most definitely don't need
a yacht to enjoy the Island ambience of sun, sand and
surf.
With "the season" winding down for another year,
now is the perfect time to enjoy lunch or dinner at your
favorite restaurant. Reservations are more readily avail-
able. And with a batch of new eating spots that have
openecLin the past few months, there is an even greater
number of places from which to choose.
Here we've outlined a few of our favorite places to
eat on or near the Island particularly those places -
you can access by boat or with water views. As always,
reservations are a good idea, and so is calling ahead to
double-check hours of operation or to get any special
docking arrangements.
So, in no particular order:
Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar, Bridge Street
and Bay Drive South, Bradenton Beach (Marker 49,
just south of Cortez Bridge), 778-4849. Enjoy lunch,
dinner or a beverage on the inside or on the outdoor
deck while listening to live entertainment most nights.
Popular fare is seafood, especially grouper dishes.
Annie's Kitchen at Annie's Bait & Tackle, 4334
127th St. W., Cortez (just north of Cortez Bridge on
mainland), They offer "old Florida flavor" in a casual
setting. Eat-in or take-out foods include a variety of
sandwiches and peel-and-eat shrimp. And for boater's,
Annie's is an easy fuel stop.
Shrimp Louie's, Church Street and Anna Maria
Sound, Bradenton Beach (Marker 49 immediately
south of Cortez Bridge), 778-7979. There's more than
shrimp served at this waterfront restaurant at the
Bradenton Beach Marina, just south of the Cortez
Bridge everything from Creole specialties to beef is
available. Dine inside or outside for lunch or dinner.
Marina Bay, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
(Marker 61, follow channel west), 778-7133. This res-
taurant, formerly Pete Reynard's, Shuckers, Crabby
Bill's and Back Bay Steakhouse, is an Island favorite.
A full menu offers everything a gourmand could ask
for including a slow meander in the Compass Room, a
slow-rotating dining room with ever-changing water
views. The Mermaid Room offers plenty for a thirsty
sailor to whet his whistle. A new feature is "the Italian
room," which offers great pizza and other Italian
dishes.
Rotten Ralph's, 902 S. Bay Drive, Anna Maria
(Marker 67-68 at entrance of Bimini Bay), 778-3953.
Don't expect any rotten food here, but do expect to
have a good time for lunch or dinner. The grouper spe-
cialties are excellent, as is British-style fish and chips.
If you're in town, stop at Rotten Ralph's Eastside at
4606 Manatee Ave. E. in the Braden River Plaza.
Rod and Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna
Maria (north end of Island near Bean Point), 778-1885.


Waterfront or more appropriately on-the-water dining is a feature of the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria.


"Home of the two-fisted burger" with a terrific view of
Passage Key, Egmont Key and the sparkling waters of
the Gulf of Mexico. The Rod and Reel Pier serves
breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Ato's, 111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria (just south of
Pine Ave.), 778-1515. Waterfront but no dockage.
Ato's Polynesian theme brings back thoughts of "South
Pacific" and Gauguin's Tahiti. You may dine inside or
on the spacious deck. Be sure to try the Hawaiian pork
'sandwich. Call to check on the date for the next luau,
which is definitely a must-do complete with grass skirts
and fire dancing.
Mar Vista, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key
(Marker 39), 383-2391. This quaint, quality restau-
rant will bring you back to old Florida. Enjoy lunch
or dinner featuring seafood and their famous
roasted steamer pots of oysters or clams inside or
on the large deck.
Beach House, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach
(on the Gulf just south of Cortez Road), 779-2222.
There are few places better than the Beach House to
watch a sunset from its wide wood deck. Seafood is a
specialty, although the menu is eclectic in nature. Pasta,
steaks and specialties are also popular.
Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria
(on the beach), 778-0444. Well, maybe there is another
place at least as good as the Beach House to watch a sun-
set the.Sandbar, one of the Island's most established
restaurants. Munch on conch fritters with a frozen libation
on the deck or dine on steak with a water view inside.
Open for lunch or dinner seven days a week.
Manatee Seafood Grill, 995 Riverside Drive, Pal-
metto (on the Manatee River just west of the Green
Bridge), 721-8001. Located on the river at the Regatta


Point Marina, Manatee Seafood features entrees rang-
ing from grouper and crab cakes to sirloin steaks and
grilled chicken. The restaurant is open for lunch and
dinner seven days a week.
Star Seafood, 12306 46th-Ave. W., Cortez (on the
docks in the historic Cortez fishing village), 794-1243.
Located on the docks at Cortez, this expanded fish
market now includes a restaurant with some of the
freshed seafood around, served in an authentic setting
amidst the fishing boats and docks that make Cortez a
site of national historic significance. Be sure to ask
Karen Bell for a special mullet recipe.
Buccaneer Inn, 595 Dream Island Road, Longboat
Key (Marker 33), 383-5565. One of the key's mainstay
restaurants, the Buccaneer Inn serves great grilled beef
in a pirate motif. The outside deck is a great place for
breakfast or lunch, or you can have dinner inside while
listening to live music most nights.
Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez (just
north of Cortez Bridge on mainland), 794-1235. Lo-
cated just across the Island to the north of the Cortez
Bridge, the Seafood Shack is a perennial favorite for
seafood dishes. The paddle-wheel boat gives landlub-
bers a watery experience on sightseeing and dinner
cruises.
This is not an all-encompassing list of waterfront din-
ing spots on and around the Island. Besides the fine din-
ing at Beach Bistro, there is the Anna Maria Oyster Bar
at the Anna Maria City Pier, Bridge Street Pier and Cafe
with a tremendous sunrise breakfast and views of the
Cortez waterfront and Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee
Public Beach serving incredible pancakes,
And that's not to mention a great number of land-
locked establishments that offer all the best there is.


Cabbage Key: unique vacation experience


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
Cabbage Key has long held a reputation as being one
of the last pieces of old Florida. This secluded island re-
treat offers a unique vacation opportunity for those who
would like to experience the way Florida used to be.
Located just five miles south of Boca Grande on the
Intracoastal Waterway, Cabbage Key is a true paradise
for boaters, fishers or those who just want to get away
from it all. You won't find a golf course, spa or shop-


ping on Cabbage Key what you will find is a relax-
ing sanctuary that is rich in history.
The island was once owned by the family of nov-
elist Mary Roberts Rhinehart. Their original house was
built in the 1930s, and has since been converted to the
Cabbage Key Inn and restaurant. It sits atop an Indian
shell mound at 38 feet above sea level, providing great
views of the many mangrove islands that dot the
Intracoastal waterway in this area.
Natural landscape has been spared throughout the is-


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Key Lodge
"As good as it gets"
for a laid-back
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vacation.
Islander Photo:
Andrew White


land, and complements the old style architecture of the
Rhinehart home. Accommodations are available inside of
the Inn, or at one- to three-bedroom cottages. Dockage is
open to boats up to 85 feet. For those without access to a
boat, a shuttle is provided to and from the mainland.
The bar on Cabbage Key is famous for it's unique
decor and laid back atmosphere. Dollar bills cover the
walls and ceiling, each signed by a visitor who wanted
to leave their mark on the island.
Legend has it that singer Jimmy Buffet wrote the
lyrics for his hit song "Cheeseburger in Paradise" while
staying at Cabbage Key. A dollar with Buffet's signa-
ture hangs framed behind the bar.
Fishers and boaters will find a variety of options in
the waters around Cabbage Key. There are literally
miles of seagrass flats with many mangrove islands to
explore. Some of the world's best tarpon fishing can be
found in nearby Boca Grande pass. The adjacent island
of Cayo Costa is a state park and offers a long stretch
of secluded Gulf beach.
It takes a certain kind of person to enjoy staying at
Cabbage Key. The island does not try to meet the needs
of all vacationers and that is what many people love
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Lobster tale with a special Florida 'twist'


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
When I rounded the point at the north end of
Anna Maria Island late last summer I was greeted
by one- to two-foot seas and a gray horizon scat-
tered-with darker rainstorms. I thought about
calling the trip off right there. Going 20 miles out
in a single engine, 21-foot center-console boat is
always somewhat risky; throw unstable weather
into the equation and the stakes get much higher.
My brother Tim and cousin Jimmy were with
me. The plan for the day was to run to a patch of
ledges where we had seen some big lobster. They
were going to dive while I watched the boat.
We debated the weather for a few minutes and
finally decided to press on, watch the skies on the
way out, then hit the closest lobster ledge at 17
miles. We all agreed that the first crack of lightning
would turn us around for home in a hurry.
It was a chancy decision, probably biased by
the sweet taste of the tender crustaceans we were
hunting. The radio called for clearing skies in the
afternoon, and that forecast eased my mind a bit.
We reached the ledge in a about a half-hour.
The weather hadn't changed much except that
seas were running a foot bigger out there. A dark
cloud loomed to the north of our position, but I
had been watching it on the run out and it didn't
seem to be moving much.
We found the break in the bottom right
away, buoyed it, and within a few minutes Tim
and Jimmy were geared up and ready to get wet.
I decided to drop them off for a drift dive.
They would descend at the buoy and I'd idle be-
hind, keeping a close eye on their bubbles. This way
I'd stay close if any weather did come up. We
agreed that if lightning struck nearby I would rev
the engine high three times signaling them to get to
the surface as fast as safety allowed.
Soon I was watching them descend the rope


Florida crawfish, aka spiney lobster
Tim White's 10-pound lobster was, believe it, caught off
Anna Maria Island last spring on a dive with writer/brother
Andrew. Islander Photo: Andrew White
of the buoy. Their bubbles quickly began to move in a straight
line to the southeast and I knew they were on the ledge.
I idled behind, keeping an eye on the bubbles and letting my


mind wander to the feast we were sure to have.
A strange, low rumble filled the air. It wasn't
like thunder, but more of a constant swishing,
sounding kind of like a waterspout.
I turned around and my mouth dropped. Not
a quarter-mile behind me, heading my way was
'the biggest, ugliest water-twister I had ever seen.
I'd never been very afraid of waterspouts. I'd
always believed they were easy to outrun and usu-
ally didn't last very long. Of course, I'd never seen
one while tied to an area the way I was now.
Panic gripped my mind as I revved the en-
gine to the red line.
It was approaching fast. A cool wind sud-
denly picked up, signaling the abrupt change in
pressure. Instead of dissipating, the waterborne
tornado seemed to be gaining strength. The point
where it touched water was now ringed by a
blurred circle of foam.
I thought about motoring off a few hundred
yards, waiting for the twister to pass. The divers
would be safe on the bottom, but what if they were
ascending right now? There was no way for me to
know. I couldn't shake a lurid vision of them pop-
ping to the surface and being sucked high into the
air by the powerful storm, so I held my ground.
It was near our marker buoy, only about 100
yards away, when the thing began to change. It
went from nearly vertical to a softer "S" shape.
The funnel began to thin and within a few mo-
ments it was gone.
The whole ordeal had taken less than 10 min-
utes. I was relieved, but also a little disappointed
because I knew no one would ever believe how
close it came to us.
Not long after, Tim and Jimmy popped to the
surface. They were laughing, euphoric over the
great dive they just had and the two 10-pound lob-
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Mullet mysteries continues


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A funny fish is the mullet
He has a chicken-like gullet
He just disappears
For several years
Then he's back, and you can just mull it.
OK, so it isn't poetry, but the mullet is still a most
peculiar fish with mysterious habits.
It indeed has a gizzard just like a chicken's, the
only fish in the world so equipped. And its millions
vanish from these parts semi-periodically and no one
knows why, then reappear and no one knows why. All
anyone can do is wonder.
It's been awhile since they last did their disappear-
ing act, but it could happen again any day now. Or not.
Who knows?
Snooks Adams and Walter Bell, who have kept a
sharp eye on mullet longer than most, don't know. A
theory or two, maybe, but nothing serious.
Adams was bor in the fishing village of Cortez 81
years ago when it was the mullet capital of the world,
and fished commercially from childhood until he be-
came head of law enforcement on Anna Maria Island.
Bell helped make Cortez the mullet capital of the
world, fishing when he was younger and then taking
over his father's A.P. Bell Fish Co., the only fish house
still operating today in Cortez.

Memorable 1930s
Both recall the time when mullet abandoned Cortez


Mullet have ebbed
and flowed like the
tide during the years '
sometimes found in
droves, sometimes
impossible to spot.


and Sarasota Bay and all these parts in the 1930s.
"We all tried the bays and all over, and couldn't
see enough mullet to make a living," Adams said.
Bell said, "I was a kid then, and my dad left here
to find the mullet, camped out on the Alafia River
south of Tampa to fish, even for blue crab, and fish-
ing was so bad he just came on home."
Then came World War II in late 1941, and the
fish came back with it. It was too much coincidence
for some people, said Bell "They figured God
was with our country, He sent the fish back to feed
Americans. You could look anywhere and see 50
jump, millions of them."
But they didn't stay. Adams said that a couple of
years after he came back from World War II he trav-
eled all of Tampa Bay and around St. Petersburg
hunting mullet, and couldn't catch enough to pay for
his boat's fuel.
"Along in the late '40s," Bell said, "most of the
men in the community had to quit trying to fish and
went to scalloping for a living. I went with Charlie
Guthrie down to the Sister Keys where some mullet
were jumping, and we caught 10 head in four nets."

Fishing for painters
A memorable bumper crop came when the
dredging began for construction of the original Sky-
way Bridge across Tampa Bay in 1954, said Bell.
"They showed thick then, during construction. I took
a job for $25 a day watching out for falling painters,
laid off the bridge in my boat and picked them out


to perplex all

of the bay, and the mullet were all over the place."
Same thing happened during dredging of Port
Manatee in the early 1970s, he said. Mullet were
scarce until work started, then they showed up in
great number.
Again in the '80s, for "about '81, '82, '83,
around in there, there were the most fish I ever saw
around here," said Adams. "Then they fell off
again."
Neither of these thoughtful veterans knows for
sure what brings this great ebb and flow of mullet.
Nor does Dr. Randy Edwards, staff scientist at Mote
Marine Laboratory and an acknowledged expert on
Gulf fish.
Edwards suggested that a series of red tide
blooms may decimate mullet along with everything
else in the sea, so there are no mullet until the sur-
vivors replenish themselves. And the fish move
around, he said, responding to conditions.

Running in cycles
Adams suspects mullet run in cycles, "like most
life, animals and even vegetables. They come out of
Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, come across the south
part of the Gulf and up into Florida waters. Seems
every seven or eight years they fall off and then pick
up again."
Bell feels they may come and go according to
the weather and respond to such conditions as air
pressure. "One year may be a big one in Louisiana,
the next one Florida. Get a spell of weather in Caro-
lina in the fall, a hard nor'easter, and the mullet
come down around Florida in up into the Gulf."
The mystery may never be solved, or even seri-
ously investigated, for mullet don't matter much here
anymore. The only way they can be caught in quantity
is by the big gillnets on commercial fishing boats, and
inshore netting has been prohibited since 1995.
It doesn't bother the mullet. They go on as al-
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Bradenton Beach sunken barge worth the dive


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
In early March 1940 the barge Regina set sail from
her home port of Havana with a'full cargo of molasses
bound for New Orleans. The old tanker, in tow of the tug-
boat Minina, was 300 feet long and crewed by eight men.
A run across the Gulf at that time of year was prone to hit
some bad weather, but none were aware of the vicious
northeaster they were about to face.
The ships first encountered the storm Wednesday,
March 6, with conditions being so severe that Regina's
fresh water supply was fouled by the massive swells
that crashed across her entire length. It was decided
then to navigate close to shore in fear that if the worst
happened, and the ships sank their crews would not be
far from safety. They pressed on, just off of the coast
but still with no relief from the wild seas that bashed
them day and night.
On Friday the convoy was passing Anna Maria Island
when at last, after three days of nonstop pounding, the tow
line connecting Regina with the tug snapped leaving
her at the mercy of the sea.
The crew of the Minina, apparently fearing for their
own lives, decided not to assist the Regina but instead
headed for Egmont channel and the calmer waters of
Tampa Bay where they were aided by Coast Guardsmen.
There were no serious injuries to the crew of Minina and
the tug survived to sail another day. Regina however was
in serious distress.
The old barge floundered in the high seas for a few
hours before being grounded in the sand some 500 feet off
Bradenton Beach. Regina now sat directly in the surf zone
with monster swells relentlessly crashing over her and
slowly breaking her to pieces.
While it was only a short distance to shore, the crew
was trapped. Pounding surf and ripping currents made
swimming to the beach a life threatening proposition. A
Coast Guard airplane made several passes over the sink-
ing barge in an attempt to drop life jackets to the crew, but
only one was successfully received.
People gathered on the beach to lend their support and
watch as Regina settled into her final resting place. Since


A picture of the "Regina" taken afew days after it went down in a storm in 1940. Now, it is a sitefor divers.
A picture of the "Regina" taken a few days after it went down in a storm in 1940. Now, it is a site for divers.


none of the crew spoke English, nor the crowd Spanish,
there could be no communication between the two.
Daylight was fading fast as "Barney" Barnett, the lone
Coast Guardsmen on the scene tried repeatedly to shoot
a lifeline to the wreck only to have his efforts end up in
vain. Darkness made aiding the crew impossible and the
rescue was called off until morning.
That night the weather turned cold as the storm
moved across Florida but still there was no decline in
the raging sea. Frost warnings were going up as far
south as Tampa while the crew of the Regina sought
shelter in a forward compartment of the hull. Even
there they had to stand in water up nearly to their shoul-
ders. They watched the beach throughout the night, saw
the lights of those on shore, and wondered if they
would ever be dry again..
At dawn the wind had weakened somewhat, but the
water was still very rough. That was when crewman
Severino Canisares saw his chance. He dove into the wa-
ter in a courageous attempt to swim to shore. The crowd
on the beach, now numbering thousands, gasped in hor-
ror as Canisares was was tossed about.
Eddie Glant, a local man, recognized the need for
assistance and immediately jumped in the water with a
lifeline. The two were almost in reach when Canisares was
sucked beneath the surface never to be seen again. Glant
was brought back to shore safely.
"Barney" Barnett then showed incredible courage in
paddling through the breakers with a small rowboat to
reach the Regina where he handed out life jackets, then


brought a crewman back to the shore with him. Once on.
land and with his strength depleted, Barnett handed the
rowboat over to F.E. Smith, a local who made two heroic
trips to the Regina rescuing a crewman each time and at-
taching a lifeline to the barge by which two more men
were saved.
When Smith tired Mark Watkins, Gordon Wilkins,
Albert Mora, and M. Peyton each assisted in the rescue of
the final two crew men.
The survivors were all suffering from shock and ex-
posure, but none suffered permanent injuries. Within a
few days all were returned home to Cuba.
The Regina was a total loss. The 350,000 gallons of
molasses that had been her cargo quickly diluted into the
Gulf. No serious attempt was made at salvage and in time
the mass of rusty steel became part of the water's land-
scape and home to a variety of sea life.
While the elements and recent beach restoration
projects have left only a small percentage of the original
wreck it is still a popular spot for many local snorkelers"-
and scuba divers.
Now known as the "Sugar Barge," the Regina is the
only wreck diving site within swimming distance of the
beach on the entire west coast of Florida. Divers can ex-
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above the Regina's remains.
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