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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLAND


KINSA week 1 winners feature Island kids
A portrait of Skye and Andromeda Hewson by mother Polly shows nothing but smiles at sunset on the
Island. This picture is the first week's winner in the KINSA photo contest. For more information about
the contest, see page 18-A.




Kid gang threats could


spur Island youth curfew


By Paul Roat
A gang estimated to be more than 35 youths van-
dalizing property, sleeping out of cars and sparking
numerous police complaints prompted talk of a
youth curfew on Anna
Maria Island. Break o\
The gang, which ap-
parently calls itself the "Is- lights or
land Thugs," seems to fo-
0 Cyclists, young
cus its activities in Anna l,
warned that law enfc
Maria and Holmes Beach. ari it w en
e f t p Maria City will be cr
Some of these people
S at night without prop
are just here to maraud this lst we
Citizens last wee}
community," Anna Maria i l
,nighttime bicycling w
resident Judy Adams said. ttime bicycling
don't feel safe, luctant sheriff's depu
You just don't feel safe,
Y js trols and enforcement
but I don't have any argu-
n ,Manatee County
ment with the police. This Manatee County
embroiled in a mini-
is a small problem and I e b in
they began fingerpri
don't want to let it get to be in gp
Sa ,, p who rode bikes in An
be a big problem. "
Adams brought the is- lights. As Capt. Patri
Adams brought the is-
C, ."Boy, I've got a s
sue up last month during "Boy, I've got a
We got some bad pr
an Anna Maria City Corn- We got some bad pr
mission work session. quotes from downto
tickets. We don't writ
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SWe're trying to save
surprising amount of poa
"There will probal
people have called me to T e s r a
the tickets start again
say they too have a prob- take it."
lem." tae it.
It's not just kids
Anna Maria commis- It's not just kids
sioners agreed to meet with Mayor Chuck Shumar
Manatee County sheriffs of adults riding at nig
officials to try to work out Florida law requi
the problems of vandalism all vehicles. includir
and rowdiness. sunset.
Sgt. Jim Tillner of the
sheriff's office said a number of people have been
arrested in the past few weeks and the intensity of
the problem seems to have lessened.
Sheriff's Capt. Patric Simonet said an earlier
suggestion to enact an anti-vagrancy law has been
ruled unconstitutional by the courts. He said that
curfew laws for juveniles have been tried in several


commissioners with an ordinance from Pinellas Park
as a model that he said was one of the best he had
seen.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Luke Courtney
broached the subject of

t the bike an Island-wide 10 p.m.
curfew for youths at a
let busted meeting of Island offi-
cials last month. The re-
d old alike, should be
cement officials in Anna sponge was lukewarm,
but it was agreed that the
ing down on bike riding
I matter would come be-
lights fore the various city
fought up the problem of
governments later this
rout lights, spurring a re- sm
summer.
to agree to increase pa- "They're up to no
Sthe law. good after 10 p.m.,"
eriff's deputies became
eriff'sdeptiecamhe Courtney said of the Is-
aelstrom last year when. h
land Thugs. "They have
ng and ticketing youths
Maria after dark without s e c o
Things have changed on
imonet put it:
n the Island. I've been
r taste about bike lights. here 10 years and I've
out here and some bad
when we issed those always said you could
walk around the Island
ckets to be mean to kids. a ay t i s y
at any time in safety.
lives. Now, I can't say that
be some backlash [when
anymore.
he added, "but we can a"er g g
"We're getting a
gang problem out here
[o are breaking the law, I ,,
on the Island," he
aid. "There are also a lot added.
added.
without lights," he said.
Courtney did not re-
lights and reflectors on ceive the support of
bicycles, operated after Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore on the
curfew concept.
"I think it's up to parents to discipline their
kids," Whitmore said.
Ironically, Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie
Drescher said that city once thought of as being
the hotbed of criminal problems on the Island has
had no problems with youthful offenses.
"But if the other cities pass a curfew, we'll need


parts of the state with some success, and provided one, too," she added.


Island



July Fourth



festivities

By Cynthia Finn
Islander Correspondent
The hottest Florida summer-to-date ever recorded
is about to spark, sizzle, shimmer and shimmy. It's the
Fourth of July, folks, and it's time to put on the red,
white and blue.
"Forget about it," says Island fireworks master Jim
Taylor about the outlawing of "private" displays.
"The licensed works shows are going off bigger
and better than ever over the water for two nights," says
Taylor.
"Let go of the mini-disappointments and come on
out for a good time!"
The good time on the Island starts Friday night,
July 3. The Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach, will host its fourth annual fireworks
spectacular at 10 p.m.
Sponsored by the Beach House and the Bradenton
Beach Business Owners Association, the event in-
cludes an entire evening of family fun including mu-
sic by R.P.M. and John Dewey. The bands start at 6
p.m. and will play through 11:30 p.m.
"Especially this year with the ban on backyard
shows, we are so glad that we are able to put on this
really big show for all of Manatee County," says Ed
Chiles, Beach house owner.
As in the past, Taylor-Made Pyrotechnical Enter-
tainment has designed and will produce the bangs,
booms and sparkly blossoms over the Gulf of Mexico.
Parking will be limited in Bradenton Beach so sky-
viewers are encouraged to head out to the beach early.
And there's bound to be plenty of free, people-watch-
ing entertainment too. For more information, call the
Beach House at 779-2222.

Privateers' Family Day
On Saturday morning, July Fourth, Island resi-
dents and visitors of all ages will line the streets of
the Island to watch the Anna Maria Island Priva-
teers' annual parade.
The parade starts rolling at 10 a.m. from Co-
quina Beach on the south end of the Island in
Bradenton Beach and proceeds north on Gulf Drive,
then onto Marina Drive in Holmes Beach, and keeps
going north where it merges into Gulf Drive again.
In Anna Maria, the parade turns right on Pine Av-
enue and dead ends and ends at the Anna
Maria City Pier.
From noon to 6 p.m. the amiable Privateers host
their family picnic in the air-conditioned gymnasium
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
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Stir-it-up ................................... 14-A
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JULY 1, 1998






[] PAGE 2-A N JULY 1, 1998 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Publix site plan gets commission nod


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Easter is the planned target date for the opening of
the new Publix supermarket on the site of the former
Island Foods grocery store in Holmes Beach.
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week gave
tentative approval to a site plan presented by represen-
tatives of Publix.
"We're planning to demolish the existing store and
take up all the asphalt and replace it with a new struc-
ture," explained Guy Willis, project manager for
Sverdrup Inc., the engineering firm in charge of the
project. "The existing structure is 20,000 square feet
and the new structure will be 27,000 square feet."
There will be vehicle accesses to the property from
East Bay Drive and Sixth Avenue, Willis said. Truck
traffic will use Manatee Avenue and Sixth Avenue.
There will be 166 parking spaces plus handicapped
parking.
Commissioner Luke Courtney asked about the
impervious ground coverage for the project.
Willis said officials of the Southwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District said they are only required to
provide treatment for the additional asphalt. However,
they plan to treat the first half-inch of stormwater that
falls on the entire piece of property.
"We're providing that with perimeter swales
around the property," Willis noted. "Right now it
[ground coverage] is about 82 percent."
The intent of the 70 percent coverage required in
the city's code is for stormwater retention, Building
Official Bill Saunders explained. This site plan with 82
percent coverage and retention all around it will exceed
the code's requirement of 70 percent coverage with no
retention, he said.
"This is acceptable to Swiftmud and to us,"
Saunders noted. "In my opinion, it more than meets our
70 percent requirement as far as intent."
Willis said they are bringing the building up to the
flood elevation or two and a half feet higher than the
existing store and have reduced the height of the cupola
to meet the city's 36-foot code requirement. There will
also be a buffer along Sixth Avenue.


The old Island Foods will be transformed into a new Publix by Easter hopefully. Islander Photo: Bonner
Presswood


"When will construction begin?" Commission
Chairman Don Maloney asked.
"Assuming this is approved, they're ready to begin
demolition and apply for the building permit," replied
Lee Engelke, Sverdrup's project director. "The plans
are done. We're ready to go within 30 days."
"How long will it take you to build it?" Mayor
Carol Whitmore asked.
"A minimum of six months but more like seven
months," Engelke replied. "They'd probably try to get
it open before Easter next year."
Whitmore said in order to expedite the project, the
commission could meet sooner than the planned July
7 meeting to approve the site plan.
Willis said it probably won't make much differ-


An artist's rendering of the Island's new Publix.


July Fourth festivities abound


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Food will be
served until 4 p.m. A cash bar will be available.
Admission to the party is free. Meal tickets can
be purchased for $5 at the door and will include an
all-American barbecue, potato salad, baked beans
and a soft drink. Sorry, no coolers at this event.
There will be continuous live music, raffles, door
prizes and more.
Absolutely everyone is welcome. For more in-
formation about the parade or the party, call 794-
2599 or 748-2143.

Block Party and fireworks
In downtown Bradenton, Old Main Street will be
closed to vehicular traffic from Manatee Avenue to
the Manatee River for a day-long 4th of July Block
Party for the whole family.
The festivities will include five bands, food and
crafts vendors, a kids water playground, 40 Red
Barn Flea Market vendors, face painting, the Florida
Heritage Festival Crewe and more.
The free fun starts at noon. At 9 p.m. Taylor-
Made Pyrotechnical Entertainment will produce an-
other super-sizzlin' fireworks show from the Green
Bridge, up, out and over the Manatee River. And -
check this out at 10 p.m. Bishop Planetarium will
stage the first-ever outdoor laser light show over the


river.
For more information, call Dave LaBell, 957-
5433.
Across the river in Palmetto, the city of Palmetto
will put on its annual July Fourth festivities from 5
to 10 p.m. at Riverside Park on Riverside Drive, all
leading up to Taylor's fireworks and the Bishop la-
ser show.
Live entertainment, children's games, food,
crafts and a spot to park your chair for the post-sun-
set shows are on tap. For more information, call 723-
4570.

Sarasota way
Down in Sarasota County, there will be another
annual fireworks display over Sarasota Bay off
downtown Sarasota at about 9:15 p.m.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm
Ave. and U.S. 41, offers a bayfront site for family
picnics, music and viewing "the works."
The parking lots open at 5:30 p.m. and the gates
open shortly thereafter. The Sarasota Concert Band
will perform from 8 p.m. until the first pyro-blast.
Adult general admission is $5 per person, with chil-
dren under 12 free with an adult. A parking fee of $5
per vehicle will be applied toward Gardens admis-
sion.
For complete information, call 366-5731.


ence because they still have to go through the permit-
ting process.
I "We don't speak for the contractor, but the city
could put it on a fast track to try to get it done in six
months." Engelke said.
Resident Joan Perry asked about the traffic prob-
lems in the area.
"It's been a constant problem since the Barnett
Bank was put in there" Police Chief Jay Romine re-
sponded. "There was never a distinct turn lane there,
but people used the storage lane as such. The storage
lane is for people turning left at the traffic light and
going west on Manatee Avenue."
Romine said he called the Florida Department of
Transportation two years ago and complained about it,
because the city can't do anything on a state road without
DOT approval. He met with DOT representatives and they
developed a plan, but it was never implemented.
"Six months ago, they sent me a new plan and I
signed off on it," Romine continued. "About two weeks
ago they restriped but they put the arrows in the wrong
place and now I'm following up on it."
Saunders said there will also be a deceleration lane
for those turning right into the Publix parking lot from
East Bay Drive.
Residents may view the Publix plans on display in
city hall.


Islander office hours

for July Fourth
The offices of The Islander Bystander will close
at noon Friday, July 3, and will be closed Saturday,
July 4, and Sunday, July 5. We will re-open at 9 a.m.
Monday, July 6.
Classified ads for Wednesday, July 8, publi-
cation are due by noon, Monday, July 6.
Classified customers are welcome to fax or E-
mail advertisements with credit card information
anytime in advance of the deadline. All other clas-
sified advertising must be written and paid for at
the time it is placed.


Fire district unofficially

changes name
The West Side/Anna Maria Fire District has unoffi-
cially changed its name to West Manatee Fire Rescue.
Fire Chief Andy Price and Deputy Chief Jay
Pinkley recommended the change in order to expedite
telephone response in the two administrative offices,
make dispatching easier and foster team spirit.
The new name was the result of a contest among
firefighters and district personnel. The winning name
came from Capt. Rich Losek and firefighter Mark Paloski.
The two districts merged most of their functions last
year but the merger won't be official until the state legis-
lature approves the change.


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Tiny trains to transcend Island traffic tie-ups?


By Paul Roat
Here's an idea that brought a lot of nods from re-
gional transportation planners:
"A horizontal elevator."
That's the description of a narrow-gauge, "very,
very light rail" system to ferry passengers from one
end of the Island to another and alleviate some. traf-
fic congestion.
The idea of the tiny trains came from Tom
Gustafson, former Speaker of the Florida House of
Representatives. Gustafson spoke about urbanized
traffic solutions Monday before the Sarasota-Mana-
tee Metropolitan Planning Organization, stressing
something he called "transit greenways" as shady,
tree-lined, pedestrian-friendly pathways through cit-
ies that "make people want to get out of their cars
and walk."
His idea, which has been used in Marathon and
is being contemplated in Kendall, includes a small
rail line carrying small trains with 20 to 30 passen-
gers. The "tiny, tiny trains," as he put it, would go
about 15 or 20 mph and are "an extension of a walk
by a mile or more."
MPO members seemed enthralled by the concept.
In fact, Manatee County Commissioner Jonathan Bruce
brought up the Island at the close of Gustafson's re-
marks, mentioning the trolley plan that's "trolley
bus" with rubber wheels that has been floating
around transit members heads for several years.
Bruce said the idea of the rail plan could be
adapted to the Island in lieu of the buses espe-
cially when Gustafson said cost of trains is about
half that of traditional trolley buses.
Perhaps MPO Executive Director Mike Guy
summed it up best after Gustafson's talk on the
novel concept when he said, "Sometimes it's good


to look outside of the box."
The matter will come back to the MPO at its next
meeting for more discussion, but Gustafson cau-
tioned that a total transit corridor approach includ-
ing streetscaping and other amenities should be con-
sidered, not just one aspect of any plan.
He also said that DOT funding for the urbanized
transit corridor project should and could be secured.
Manatee County commissioners have been ap-
proached at least twice in recent years regarding en-
hancing mass transit service to the Island in an at-
tempt to cut down on traffic congestion.
Cost and funding for the bus service has always
stalled the discussions. In fact, a trolley bus system
from Lido Key to Anna Maria was proposed and re-
ceived Florida Department of Transportation grants
in 1994. The grant was later rejected due to county
commission worries about long-term funding of the
small buses as well as opposition from Longboat
Key, where residents objected to the "toonerville
trolley" going back an'd forth on the key.
The idea of rubber-wheeled trolley buses came up
again last year. Under the most recent proposal, the
trolley system would include five vehicles operating
from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. The trol-
leys would be partly open-air and partly air-condi-
tioned. Cost to ride the trolley would be 50-cents. Cost
of the trolley buses would be about $230,000 each.
Adding 10 Island bus shelters at $12,000 each would
bring total capital costs to $1.27 million.
Annual operating costs have been estimated at
between $500,000 and $600,000.
DOT grants would fund the capital costs and
some of the operating expenses for the first three
years, when local revenue would be needed to pay
for continued operation under the proposal. ,


Island and county officials decided the matter
needed more study and opted not to apply for the
DOT trolley grant this year. Deadline for the next
grant for rubber-wheel trolley is May 1999.




Anna Maria City
None scheduled

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

Holmes Beach
7/7, 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Of Interest
7/9, 9:15 a.m., Manatee County/fire districts
joint meeting, Manatee County Central Library,
1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.

July 4 holiday closings
All city offices in Anna Maria, Bradenton
Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key and
the Anna Maria Fire District administrative
offices will be closed July 3.
The Island Branch Library
will be closed July 3 and 4.
The Tingley Memorial Library
will be closed July 4.





Bradenton Beach
7/2, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: Second
reading and public hearing of municipal service tax,
first reading of parking ordinance, first reading of ani-
mal control ordinance, amendment on street vacation,
Tingley Library authorization letter to First Union
Bank, nominations for Ward 1 vacancy and public
comments.


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looking for adults interested in volunteering as men- couple. A one-hour orientation will be held on
tors and caring friends to children in single-parent Wednesday, July 8. For information, call 751-1157.


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I[ PAGE 4-A M JULY 1, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Center may use old Holmes Beach City Hall


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Two groups made pleas last week for use of the
Holmes Beach City Hall building after city offices
are moved into the new city hall, slated for comple.-
tion in December.
City commissioners were receptive to both the
Anna Maria Island Community Center and the Anna
Maria Flotilla 81 Coast Guard Auxiliary, but Center
representatives got the nod to proceed with a plan.
The Anna Maria Island Art League and the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, which had pre-
viously expressed interest in the building, did not
send representatives'to the work session.
In addition, Commission Chairman Don
Maloney said he attended a recent Holmes Beach
Civic Association meeting where members dis-
cussed an article written by President Sue Normand.
Normand said that Holmes Beach does not have a
gathering place or focal point like the other Island
cities.
"This building could be a gathering place for
city residents and provide opportunities for groups
to meet," Maloney said. "I think it's one of the
things that should be considered."

Center needs space
to expand programs
The Center provides educational, family re-
source, cultural, recreational and social development
programs for the Island communities, explained
Andy Price; chairman of the Center's board of direc-
tors.
"Last year more than 1,200 children and 2,500
adults participated in our programs," Price said. "We
continue to grow and are in desperate need of space.
The community center has limited space with a gym,
an activity room and the ball fields. It's a schedul-
ing nightmare."
Maloney asked what types of programs would be
offered in the city hall building.
Price said they would include alcohol, drug and
suicide prevention, tutoring and GED preparation,


computer and career training, teen programs, health
and community seminars and classes in drama, sew-
ing, music, etc.
"My concern is for the children that are 14
through 17-years-old," Maloney said. "I don't want
anything to interfere with the service to the children.
It would be nice to have a separate place for them."
Price said the Center is increasing services to
teens and space and scheduling are a problem.
"We are written into the comprehensive plans as
the recreation, providers for all three cities," pointed
out Pierrette Kelly, Center executive director. "But


in order to do that job better we need a more central
location to provide programs to the majority of
people who use our facility the residents of
Holmes Beach."
Kelly said adult programs don't interfere with
children and teen programs because they are not of-
fered-when children and teens are at the Center.
"I would say the city hall could be a great cen-
tral community center," Kelly said. "I think it would
enhance the City of Holmes Beach, make all our
PLEASE SEE CITY HALL, NEXT PAGE


Class of '48 comes to 'paradise island'
Classmates and spouses of the 1948 graduating class of Frenchtown High School, Frenchtown, N.J., held a
glorious 50th reunion on Anna Maria Island early in May. Hosting and entertainment duties were handled by
classmates and long-time Holmes Beach residents Marion Hayes and Michael Horton. This shot was taken
aboard the Seafood Shack Showboat, one of many golden memories over the three-day gathering.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JULY 1, 1998 M PAGE 5-A PM


CITY HALL, FROM PAGE 4-A
lives better and serve the needs of children and fami-
lies on this Island."
"I'm real uncomfortable with giving away an as-
set of the taxpayers of Holmes Beach," Commis-
sioner Roger Lutz noted. "I would be in favor of us
keeping this and letting them use it on a-month-to-
month or a year-to-year basis or sharing it with other
groups.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said she
doesn't favor a long-term lease but could go with
five years.
"There are other groups that need to use this,"
Haas-Martens said. "Maybe there's something we
can work out with everyone. We need to have some
more information on what you plan to do."
Lutz asked how the Center would remodel the
building.
"I would sit down with architect Pat Fletcher and
tell him our needs," Kelly replied.
Maloney asked Center representatives to return
with a specific plan for remodeling and use.
"Take the assumption that nobody's against the
thought of the community center being here, but
you're going to have to give us some idea of what
you're going to do with it," Maloney said.
There was discussion about the length of the
lease and who would be responsible for the costs of
bringing the building into compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
"If the community center would be willing to
bring it up to ADA compliance, we could give them
a longer term lease," Commissioner Luke Courtney
said. "If we pay for it, we could give them a shorter
term lease."
Mayor Carol Whitmore said she favors a shorter
term lease.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
needs a new home
Coast Guard Auxiliary Vice Commander
Raymond Paysour told commissioners that the group
will be losing its present home in Cortez in Novem-
ber.
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Stewart Moon, left, has recently been elected to the board of directors of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. President of Air & Energy Inc. of Holmes Beach, Moon has been a long-time supporter of and volun-
teer at the Center, from youth programs to major fundraising events. He is pictured with board Chairman
Andy Price, chief of the West Manatee Fire District. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn


you several times regarding the possibility of plac-
ing two portable school buildings that the county
offered us on city property," Paysour explained.
"This was discussed for two years and the decision
was made that the property would not be available."
Paysour said the group would like to lease the
city hall building to hold meetings and teach boat-
ing safety classes.
Courtney asked if the portables are still avail-
able. Paysour said they are but due to code restric-
tions, they cannot be placed in certain areas.
"The Coast Guard came to the city two years ago
while I was vice mayor and Bob [former Mayor Bob
VanWagoner] crushed the idea. We never got a
chance to vote on it," Courtney said. "I would rather
look into the possibility of placing the portables near


the launching ramp."
Lutz said he is skeptical about bringing any por-
table trailers or buildings into the city and asked how
often the group would use the buildings. Paysour
said six to seven days per week for day and night
classes.
"We do have an ordinance against manufactured
homes and trailers," Building Inspector Bill
Saunders noted. "They would have to bring in plan
that is acceptable architecturally and structurally and
also meet the zoning code. It's more complex than
it appears on the surface."
Whitmore said she likes the idea of the portables
at the boat ramp and asked the group to come back
with a plan showing the placement of the buildings
and landscaping.


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at 10 am and ends at
Anna Maria City Pier


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Community Center,
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ENTERTAINMENT BY POPULAR AREA MUSICIANS
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Pied pipers
Our Pied Pipers. The good-natured, raucous, some-
times rowdy Anna Maria Island Privateers. Always to
the rescue.
In years past,- tong long ago, privately owned
(hence privateer) warships were often commissioned
by a government to fight or harass enemy shipping and
carry on maritime war.
Unlike days gone by, and similarly the legendary Pied
Piper of Hamelin, there are no ill intentions for non-pay-
ment of services such as ridding the Island of children.
Au contraire.
These Privateers specialize in the entertainment of
children of all ages. And their benevolence is renowned.
Just weeks ago they hosted the biggest kid's party
ever seen on Anna Maria Island at Bayfront Park with
prizes and booty, hot dogs and cokes, all free.
They're loved by all.
Well nearly. During the reign of a now former
mayor, the Privateers were ousted from a long-time
storage site in Holmes Beach where they parked and
maintained their distinguishing "warship."
Relinquished to Cortez, they bring their privateer
back to the Island for special appearances only.
Such will be the case this holiday weekend,
when these Pied Pipers sponsor their annual Fourth
of July parade and party and lead us to another tra-
dition of Island life.
In case you didn't know (never let them see you
sweat and never admit you're new here), you're wel-
come to join the parade. This parade is on wheels and
it moves quickly from its beginning at Coquina Beach
to the Anna Maria City Pier, so no walkers allowed.
But you can decorate up your old Chevy, your new
Cherokee or anything else on wheels and join in.
Watch or join, but as they pass, follow them for an
afternoon cavorting with your Island neighbors at a good
old-fashioned barbecue including Island-style musical
entertainment, raffle prizes and a cash bar (fun for big
folks) at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
You'll be hooked on a terrific summer holiday tradition.
All courtesy of the Privateers. All to benefit the
youth programs they sponsor at the community centers
in Anna Maria and Cortez, as well as scholarships for
local kids.
The party starts at noon, lasts until 6 p.m., and it's
free. You pay only for food and drink. Now, isn't that
a great deal? And, best of all, it'll be nice and cool -
a heck of a lot cooler than the backyard 'cause the
center gym's air conditioned.
After the party, perhaps you'll join us in coercing
the Pied Pipers to lead a few rats to extinction. We
could start with a particularly annoying cockalorum in
Bradenton Beach, ripe for the piper.



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Who represents you?
The Rev. Allan Bazzy's history is littered with decep-
tions, intimidations and lies.
Now Bazzy wants Bradenton Beach taxpayers to buy
his marina, legitimizing his past and present air, water, soil
and noise infractions. Also, Bazzy's zoning violations,
such as waterfront dining, would miraculously become
legal, making Bradenton Beach residents accomplices.
And that ain't all, folks. Bazzy would get $6.2 million
for his marina. Also a sweet salary from the city to man-
age his scam. Hey, I've got this great bridge for sale.
To spend $46,000 for review of Bazzy's deal is an
obscene waste of taxpayers' money. Read the newspaper
clippings attesting to Bazzy's bullying neighbors and be-
guiling politicians.
I'm a proud member of the Bradenton Beach 19. His
marina was expanded, thanks to politicians listening to
Bazzy rather than voters. Those elected officials are gone,
but Bazzy remains.
Now what's up his sleeve? Will residents demand the
ouster of his cohorts disguised as elected officials? Attend
the July 2 meeting and find out for yourself if your elected
commissioner represents you or Bazzy.
You can beat city hall. Just ask ex-Mayor Dick
Connick.
Joe Kane, Cortez

What offer?
Today I stopped by city hall to obtain a copy of Allan
Bazzy's offer to the city to buy his marina. I was able to
obtain a June 11, 1998, letter to the mayor with a "per unit"
comparison analysis and two documents that were sup-
plied by Mr. Bazzy at the June 18 commission meeting.
However I was advised by the clerk's office that they
had no formal offer. This was surprising to me since the
basis for any contract is an offer and an acceptance. In this
case, at least in my view, a verbal offer with no details
available to the commission or public is unsatisfactory.
If [city attorney] Alan Prather or anyone else con-
nected with the city has additional written documentation
from Mr. Bazzy, I would like to see it.
Also, this should be made public. There will be a lot
of public input into this "proposal" and the sooner we can
see the details, the better it is for everyone. Let us put
rumor and speculation to rest.


An example of what I mean is: Would the city receive
title to the equipment as part of a $6.2 million price tag?
If the city were to retain the "Bazzy family," what would
it cost and for how long?
The mayor and commissioners should not proceed on
the matter unless and until a formal written offer is made.
Commissioner Gail Cole kept saying we must proceed in
a businesslike manner. I agree. And that manner should
start with a written offer.
Of course, if there is a written offer and the clerk's
office was not aware of it, that offer should be made public
immediately. -
This letter is not meant to be.pro or con. It is, however
a warning to proceed with a solid basis of fact. Any terms
and conditions drafted must give the city the option to say
"no" for any reason.
Harry Brown, Bradenton Beach
Note: This letter was addressed to Bradenton Beach
Mayor Connie Drescher, but the writer wanted to share his
concerns with The Islander Bystander readers as well.

Giving back to the community
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island strongly
believes in its own mission statement, "Supporting and
encouraging the arts at all levels of the community."
Recently the 200-member Guild was pleased to
present-four $500 art scholarships to the following
graduating seniors: Clayton Allen, Manatee High
School; Peter Atsave, Bayshore High School; Jenny
Proctor, Palmetto High School; and Carrie Bolno,
Southeast High School.
The Guild also donated $1,100 in art supplies and
easels to the summer campers at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. Guild members will donate their
time again this summer teaching the youngsters basic
art skills.
The Artists Guild, a non-profit group, sponsors the
annual November Island Heritage Days Arts and Crafts
Festival, the annual May Ringling Museum arts field trip
for third and fourth graders and supports a non-juried,
volunteer-run art gallery in the Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach. The Guild is currently formulating plans
for an Anna Maria Island Arts Center. Thanks.
Zoe Von Averkamp, director,
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island






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THOSE WtRf THE AYS
Part 5, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder


Rurick Cobb's old Gulf Park Hotel in the '50s.

STRIKE UP THE BAND


"Prof. R.E. Cobb of Anna Maria
Key will be in charge as leader of the
1st Regimental Band of Tampa during
this next six months while Prof.
Hallowell is away for his health," the
Manatee River Journal announced on
May 8, 1902. "We congratulate Profes-
sor Cobb for that high compliment
which has been paid him by being se-
lected to lead this, the finest band in
Florida. The new duties however, will
not take him away from the leadership
of the Braidentown and Palmetto
bands, as his time will not be wholly
taken."
In the four years since he had ar-
rived in Tampa as an army bandsman in
the Spanish-American War of 1898
Rurick Cobb had become a "star" on
the Manatee County horizon.
A snazzy trap drummer and a bril-
liant cornetist, there was hardly a soiree
or club meeting in which he did not
perform. His musical aggregations
were in demand for every kind of event
from vaudeville at Warren's Opera
House to political rallies.
When the "VIA" (the primarily fe-
male Village Improvement Associa-
tion) staged a meeting in
Braidentown's courthouse square to
whip up interest in sprucing up the
town, Rurick was there. His band
played valiantly between fervent
speeches about such things as banning
cows from roaming in the streets. But
the sparse audience was not impressed.
In the next issue of the Journal, the edi-
tor apologized to "the ladies of the
VIA" for the "poor showing."






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Smoking ruins of the hotel in 1979.


Another time Rurick brought "a
contingent" of the 2nd Regimental
Band" down from Tampa to provide
entertainment during the annual
"Woodmen's Excursion." The newspa-
per noted that "while here they rendered
several choice selections of sacred mu-
sic."
Rurick had other interests, however.
The isolation of the Island no
electricity, no telephone, i'o bridge, no
school suited settlers like poet/
dreamer George Emerson Bean and
horticulturist John R. Jones and shy
boat-builder Sam Cobb just fine.
But Sam's brother Rurick was dif-
ferent. He believed in "progress."
By 1901 Braidentown and Palmetto
had telephone service, while the only
phone available to Anna Marians was at
the military fort on Egmont Key. The
federal government had laid an under-
water telephone line to Fort Dade at the
beginning of the Spanish-American
War.
Rurick made the acquaintance of a
young entrepreneur named Jack
Leffingwell. In 1893 at the age of.12,
this prodigy on the violin had rigged up
the first telephone line in Manatee
County. He had his own company going
by the time he was 15.
When Rurick met him, 19-year-old
Jack had just sold off his phone com-
pany (it later became GTE). He and
Rurick formed a partnership to bring a
telephone line to the Island. The two of"
them looped the line from tree to tree
along the dirt road from Braidentown to
the general store in Cortez right
across the sound from Rurick's home-
stead.
As these visionaries worked to-
gether they talked of building a bridge
to the island. Nothing came of their idea
then. But in 1921 it was Leffingwell
who built a wooden bridge from Cortez
to Cortez Beach (now Bradenton
Beach). It lasted until 1957 when it was
replaced with today's concrete bridge.
As for Rurick, he built the Island's
first major tourist accommodation, the
Gulf Park Hotel, in 1909. It was to be
the venue of the likes of Willie Nelson
and the Allman Brothers band in the
1970s -until it burned to the ground in
1979. How Rurick Cobb would've
loved to sit in with them.

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New rental ordinance to be considered


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach commissioners once again will
have a new residential rental restriction ordinance to
consider at their next meeting July 7.
The ordinance, proposed by Commissioner Roger
Lutz, prohibits the renting of any property east of Gulf
Drive in the R1AA and R1 zoning districts for any period
that is less than 30 days and more than three times a year.
"If this compromise doesn't have support, I give up
because we're not going to be able to do anything,"
Lutz declared.
Commissioner Luke Courtney asked about
grandfathering and Lutz said it could be done on a case-
by-case basis.
Commission Chairman Don Maloney said he

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"Walking With Jesus Women of Victory" will be
the theme of the fourth annual Gentle Spirits Revival
for women scheduled next weekend at Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Led by Bible teacher Robbie Leech, the two-day
seminar will study the book of Luke. New this year will
be a music program directed by Rhonda S. McWhorter
and Anela Culpepper and a separate children's program
the second day of the workshop at no extra charge.
The revival will be held from 7 to'9 p.m. Friday,
July 10, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 11.
The total fee for both days will be $7, including lunch
on Saturday. Scholarships are available.
Registration forms are available at the Baptist Church,
St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Roser
Memorial Community Church and The Islander By-
stander office.
For information, call Janie Adkins, 794-5265, or
Mary Lou Kane, 778-4573.
Bible teacher Robbie Leech, top center, and committee
prepare for the fourth annual women's revival.


contacted the Florida League of Cities to get copies
of residential rental ordinances from cities with simi-
lar problems.
"Longboat Key also faced the problem of residen-
tial rentals being considered conducting a business,"
Maloney said. "They took care of it very quickly by
having all renters apply for home occupation licenses."
Mayor Carol Whitmore said she "couldn't care less
what other cities are doing" and the problem is that
"nobody up here will make a decision. The planner said
it is a city issue."
Maloney said one of the problems is that people are
buying houses for the purpose of using them for rent-
als and the rental licenses don't state the regulations.
Rental agents should be better educated about the
existing rental restrictions, Commissioner Sandy Haas-


Martens said.
Courtney said the problem is the city's restrictions
are confusing and a new ordinance is needed.
"We have a rental restriction in the R1AA district
limiting rentals to 30 days or more," Courtney ex-
plained. "We have a rental restriction Of seven days in
the R4 district except for certain properties that were
doing it legally before June of 1992.
"We don't have any legal rental capability in R1,
R2 or R3, but we have the prohibition of the conduct
of a business. A business is defined as any product or
service in exchange for consideration. The strict inter-
pretation of our present ordinance is that you can't rent
anything in RI, R2 or R3 for any length of time."
Maloney asked Lutz to draft his recommendation
as an ordinance for a first reading at the next meeting.


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Grand finale: megabridge funding gone


By Paul Roat
Here's the epilogue or maybe epitaph to al-
most six years of articles in The Islander Bystander
regarding the Anna Maria Island Bridge:
"SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) at Anna Maria Island
Bridge Replaced bridge (removed). From Fiscal
Year 1995-96 to FY 1997-98 to FY 1998-99 to dele-
tion from the Transportation Improvement Plan."
Without fanfare, members of the Sarasota-Mana-
tee Metropolitan Planning Organization Monday
adopted a transportation plan for the next five years
with those oft-dreamed words, finally and effectively
killing the Florida Department of Transportation plan
to replace the current bridge at Manatee Avenue with
a megabridge.
MPO members voted unanimously for the five-
year TIP.
What's left of the $15.9 million originally ear-
marked for planning, design and construction to build
the proposed fixed-span, 78-foot-high bridge will be
returned to the state bridge fund for use elsewhere in
Florida.
DOT officials in February agreed to surrender the
battle to build the megabridge, opting instead to repair
the 40-year-old bridge. Monday's action was the abso-
lute grand finale, removing the funds from the
workplan.
Monday's action ended 10 years of bridge wran-
gling. DOT officials began talking about building a
replacement for the current bridge linking the mainland
with Holmes Beach in 1988. In 1992, after receiving
approval by the MPO, plans were more-or-less final-
ized for the new bridge.
Originally proposed as a pair of two-lane bridges,
DOT officials eventually deleted the second bridge and
decided to construct one two-lane bridge with safety
lanes and a sidewalk.
The bridge would have been about 20 feet south of
the existing bridge and 3,372 feet long 243 feet
longer than the current structure and about 54 feet
wide, including two "travel" lanes, two 10-foot-wide
emergency lanes and a six-foot-wide sidewalk on one
side. The current bridge is 37 feet wide.
The structure would have a center clearance of 65
feet at the Intracoastal Waterway. The roadway itself


would have been about 78 feet high at its peak.
The current bridge would have been demolished
once the new megabridge was built.
Islanders objected to the megabridge due to its
height, ambience and impact to the environment. The
78-foot-high bridge, many said, would not have been
in keeping with the lower construction standards on the
Island, where only the Martinique condominium is
higher than 38 feet.
The towering structure would limit the active fish-
ing currently enjoyed by fishers on the present bridge.
Also, the destruction of several acres of seagrass would
have adversely impacted the water quality of Anna
Maria Sound.
Save Anna Maria, a citizen group formed to fight
the megabridge, successfully filed for an administrative
hearing on the bridge replacement in 1995. The parties
involved agreed to break the hearing process into two
parts environmental aspects of the proposed bridge,
and DOT's planning of the structure.
SAM was represented by attorneys David Levin
and Andrew Fritsch with the Sarasota law firm of Icard,
Merrill, Cullis, Furen and Ginsberg. DOT and the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection were
represented by a battery of attorneys and a score of


expert witnesses.
Also involved in the case as a petitioner was Bob
VanWagoner, former mayor of Holmes Beach.
The administrative law judge, Robert Meale, con-
cluded after the hearings the bridge should not be built
due to environmental and planning flaws.
Meale's recommended orders were greatly diluted
when the DEP and DOT secretaries wrote the final
word on the megabridge. However, both DEP Secre-
tary Virginia Wetherell and DOT Secretary Thomas
Barry rejected the big bridge, Wetherell for environ-
mental reasons, Barry for planning goofs.
Although SAM at the time declared it a victory in
their opposition to the megabridge, Levin and Fritsch
decided to go one step further to beef up their stance
and brought the matter to the district court of appeals
in Lakeland.
In court, the two attorneys argued that the DEP
should not have refused to accept the hearing officer's
findings that the DOT's seagrass replanting efforts
would not have been effective and that stormwater run-
off discharge into the bay would have had an adverse
impact.
Judges with the Second District Court of Appeal in
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In a vote of six to one Governor Lawton Chiles and
the Florida Cabinet, sitting as the Power Plant Siting
Board, denied Florida Power and Light's request to
burn the controversial fuel Orimulsion.
FPL officials have been seeking approval to burn
the fuel at the company's Parrish plant. Orimulsion,
produced by Venezuela, is a mixture of bitumen, wa-
ter and an emulsifying agent.
The question came before the board for the second
time after approval was recommended by state Admin-
istrative Law Judge Lawrence J. Johnston for a second
time in April.
Johnston first heard the case in 1996 and recom-
mended approval of the fuel's use. However, the board
rejected the request.
Last spring the board was ordered by an appeals
court to document its reasons for denying the request.


Youth dinner
theater is
uplifting
All Island Youth's second
annual dinner theater
benefit June 20 and 21
was proclaimed a suc-
cess, helping to raise
funds for the group's
Tennessee work-camp trip
in late July. In the skit,
"This Blood, Cory Hicks
as Jesus is flanked by
Eric Watkins, left, and
Brian Thiers.


In September, the board asked that the matter be sent
back to the judge because of improvements and addi-
tions to the original plan announced by FPL.
Environmentalists oppose Orimulsion's use, citing
concerns about increased air pollution and spills in Gulf
and Bay waters. They also maintain that Orimulsion is
one of the highest sulfur content fuels on the market.
Manasota 88 and Manatee County Save Our Bays
have led the opposition to the fuel. They have been
joined by Parrish Citizens Against Pollution and Port
Tampa Civic Association, which are concerned about
how the fuel's use would affect their communities.
The second round of hearings took place in Janu-
ary at the Manatee Civic Center. Johnston's 133-page
decision was sent to the board for consideration. The
governor's environmental policy staff recently recom-
mended that the board reject the permit.
FPL officials have not indicated their next move
but their attorneys can appeal the board's ruling.


Jacob Fara and Abbey
Kirk opened the show in
the skit "Clean Up."
AIY participants and
adult leaders thank the
community for support-
ing their ventures.
Islander Photos:
Edna Tiemann


Summer classes at Selby Gardens
Gardeners, artists, nature lovers and orchid en- dents from a simple pencil sketch to mixing colors
thusiasts are invited to participate in any of five and applying them in stages.
classes offered during July and August at Marie For more information and course fees, call
Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave., Kathy Rey, 366-5731, ext. 52.
Sarasota.
Artist and teacher Linda Knapp will teach the \
fundamentals of drawing beautiful flowers in a be-
ginners' class called Flowers in a Day from 9:30 -tS
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Knapp will also & Dr op
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garden surroundings, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat-
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Celebrate America

at vaudeville 'Salute'
"Salute to America," a slice of Americana
vaudeville-style, will be presented for seven perfor-
mances starting July 2 by Sandcastle Players theater
group at Marina Bay restaurant, 5325 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Song and dance acts, comedy skits, a comic
master of ceremonies and a "surprise" guest per-
former will fill the theater with patriotic entertain-
ment. A red, white and blue buffet will precede each
two-hour show.
Show stoppers will include Abbot and
Costello's legendary "Who's on First" and "The
Honeymooners" presented by John Durkin, Jim
Lewis and Laura Morales. Singer/composer Missy
Williamson will perform a medley of old favorites
plus her original, "My America."
Mark Schelstrate will be in charge of laughs and
singer Jackie Scott will bring back some Frank
Sinatra hits, including "My Way" and "Luck Be a'
Lady Tonight." There'll be tap-dance acts, more
laughs and, don't forget, the "surprise!"
Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for children
12 years and-under. Dinner will be served from 6 to
7:15 p.m. with performances starting at 7:30 p.m.
Showdates are Thursday, July 2 through Sunday,
July 5, and again the following weekend, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, July 10-12.
Advanced tickets with reserved seating are
available at Marina Bay or by calling 778-7133. For
general information, call 778-5405.

Writers meet. July 6
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, July 6, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Original poems and es-
says will be read. Visitors are welcome. For informa-.
tion, call 792-5295.

Center boat raffle
sails ahead
The raffle drawing for a 12-foot fiberglass-over-
wood "Rocker Chine Skiff" to benefit the youth pro-
grams of the Anna Maria Island Community Center has
been moved from July 4 to Saturday, July 18.
The boat, donated to the Center by former Bradenton
Beach residents Lynn and Lee Hornack, comes with four
oars and an L-14 Performance trailer. Chances will be sold
at one for $1 or six for $5.
The skiff will be on view this Saturday, July 4,
as an entry in the Anna Maria Island Privateers' an-
nual Fourth of July parade from Coquina Beach to
Anna Maria City Pier. Members of the Center's
R.E.A.C.H. Program (Responsible Educated Adoles-
cents Can Help) will be selling tickets at Jessie's Is-
land Store, 5424 Marina Drive, during the parade.
From now through July 18, tickets will also be
sold at Island Discount Tackle and The Islander By-
stander office in Holmes Beach and at the Center in
Anna Maria. Westbay Athletic Club in Bradenton
will also offer chances. The winner need not be
present July 18 to "row the boat ashore."
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908:.


Happy birthday, Sarah
Sarah Falls of Longboat Key turned four last month
with a pool party for girlfriends from the School for
Constructive Play in Anna Maria. Sarah is the
daughter of Jane and Joe Falls, owners of the Falls
Company resort wear boutiques including AMI West,
the Sea Stable, et al. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn


Sandcastle Players, from left, John Durkin, James
Lewis and Miss Shannon invite you and yours to
celebrate the Fourth of July holiday over two week-
ends at the dinner theater production, "Salute to
America." Islander Photo: Courtesy of Joy Courtney


County won't sue over
Perico annexation
Manatee County commissioners last week
agreed not to sue the City of Bradenton over the
annexation of the northern portion of Perico Is-
land.
Commissioners had left the door open for
the action after property owners asked the city
to annex the property. However, commissioners
changed their minds when they learned that the
density will not increase under city control if the
property is developed.
In June the Bradenton City Council voted
to annex the property after five owners of the
majority of the property petitioned the city to
annex their parcels from the county. The annex-
ation includes 416.42 acres of uplands and sub-
merged bottom lands.


Island Branch Library
closed for holiday
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, will be closed Friday, July 3, and Sat-
urday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The
library will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday, July 6.
Preschool Storytime will be held from 7 to 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, July 8, and Wednesday, July 22.
Artworks on display during the month of July include
mixed media by Emily Schmacker, charcoal and pastel
pieces by Stephen Normand and Florida postcards by
Jeanne Maschek, Irene Murphy and Bob Jones.
Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday,
and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more
information, call 778-6341.




Ann 'Lovey' Barber
Ann "Lovey" Barber, 80, of Bradenton Beach died
June 25 at home.
Born in Cleveland, Mrs. Barber came to Manatee
County from Branson, Mo., in 1982. She was a mem-
ber of Hope Lutheran Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Diane Schwankoff
of Glendale, Calif.; a son, Jim Schwankoff of Largo;
four sisters, Myra Ladendorf and Lenora Folz, both of
Quinlan, Texas, and Lee Owen and Willadean Lucas,
both of Bradenton; and three grandchildren.
Service was held Monday at Brown and Sons Fu-
neral Home, Bradenton, with the Rev. Paul A. Ruff
officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to
Bethesda Lutheran Home, 700 Hoffman Drive,
Watertown, WI 53094, or Bradenton Hospice House,
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Word up
Ever watch the WTVT-channel 13 happy news in
the morning? You know the show, the one with the al-.
most-correct weather forecasts and famous for now-
retired meteorologist Roy Leep and Scud, the weather
dog. This is the show that will air your postcard and
send a channel-13 coffee mug to you in exchange.
New morning weatherman Eric Chilton is a throw-
back to Mayberry R.F.D. -just like Opie. He originated
from the same town as Andy Griffith, Mt. Airy, N.C., the
town the television program was modeled after and he's
so Opie why, he can even whistle the theme tune.
An added feature on the "fun news broadcast" is the
word of the day. They're strange new words for some, like
apex (the tip or highest point), couloir (a steep mountain-
side gorge) and purfle (decorate a border).
While the regular morning show hosts announce
and define the word, it's up to Chilton to use the" word
in his weather forecast.
To add to the farce, the hosts "ding" a bell when
Chilton accomplishes his task.
You can imagine the fun. So, it's not Walter
Chronkite-like newscaster behavior. It's too early for
seriousness. After all, if you started work at 4 or 5 a.m.
you'd need a little levity too.
Just imagine the fun they had with one of last
week's words: cockalorum.
Look it up.
In the newspaper business we're intent on keeping
it simple, and we're "told" to keep our content at an
eighth-grade reading level. In theory, it would be best
to strive to keep it at a fifthgrade reading level, settle
for. 10th grade when the issues get really complicated
and avoid big words at all costs.
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13 morning activity, sharing one of our coffee mugs
with the on-air personalities. (Would that mean they'd
send us a postcard?)
Well, it would get us a plug on the show. And we
searched high, low, over the Internet and through ev-
ery advertising specialty dealer we know for the "right"
mug. It's a great mug thick, heavy and substantial.
What you may know as a "Navy" or diner mug the
kind they still use at Steak 'n' Shake, if you're an afi-
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A somewhat-sister publication to ours, the Pelican
Press, has been sold to a mega-communications con-
glomerate.
Home based on Siesta Key, the weekly newspaper
features news of Sarasota and the key and has several
similarities to our publication. The Pelican carries an
outdoor column by Bob Ardren, similar to his outdoor
perspectives in The Islander Bystander, only with lo-
cal news pertinent to their area. Also shared is feature
writer Jim Hanson.
The Pelican Press was owned by drugstore owner
John Davidson for 27 years and at its inception, served
Siesta Key very much the same as we serve Anna
Maria Island. Lacking a city government (Siesta Key's
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another division that publishes the Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel daily newspaper.
Add Inc. says in its brochure it "publishes targeted
niche products, shoppers and weekly newspapers and
operates printing plants across nine states." .
The places include Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana,
Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Ver-
mont and Wisconsin.
We hope it's good news for the Pelican but on the
pessimistic side, it never worked out so good for papers
on Anna Maria Island being bought out by a big
publishing corporation, that is.
Remember The Islander? For long-time Island
residents, it's like asking "Remember the Alamo?"
It was independently owned for 20 or so years and
sold to the New York Times Regional Newspaper
Group and slowly, slowly came to a grinding halt, af-
ter being sold to other "out-of-towners" for a time.
To fill the void, along came the Island Sun, which
quickly sold to Canada's Toronto Sun Florida publishing
arm, the Florida Sun. It never really flourished under Ca-
nadian management, but they had a bigger picture in
' mind as they bought up little weeklies here about and in
1992, merged most of their Mailatee/Sarasota-area publi-
cations into a regional publication called The Weekly.
That's precisely when we came along -thankfully
to fill the void of news on Anna Maria Island.
We're independent and we're staying that way -
just for the record much to the disappointment of
Longboat Observer chairman David Beliles, appar-
ently.
It's rumored Beliles was in the bidding for the Peli-
can, and bitterly disappointed over the decision by
Davidson to sell to Add Inc.
So, we weren't surprised to have a call from Beliles
on the heels of the Pelican deal expressing an interest
in buying us out.
Never say never, they say. But what the heck. This
deal will "never happen." And we told 'em so.
If we don't take our lessons from history, what
then?
We're going to try to be smarter than our predeces-
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Roser Church's 1998,
Confirmands
Seven young Islanders recently joined the formal
roster of members of Roser Memorial Community
Church with their completion of study and confirma-
tion ceremony. Celebrating their accomplishment
are, top, from left, Joshua Shimandle, Preston
Copeland, Rev. Wayne D. Kirk and Mark Lathrop
and bottom, from left, Ashley Kirk, Dolores Pruden,
Youth Leader Stacey Bellows, Anne Marie Whiteside
and Beatrice Pohl-Willmott. Islander Photo: Edna
Tiemann


Museum hosts special visitors
This group from the Vocational Instruction and Preparation Academy visited the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society Museum recently. Sponsored by the Manatee County School District and the Easter Seal Society
of Southwest Florida, services and opportunities are provided which enhance the life choices for children
and adults with disabilities. Historical-site visits included our Island museum. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
the Historical Society


The Islander
bottoms out
Holmes Beach residents, from
left, Virginia Lambert, Rosemary
Althoff and Vera Bennett jour-
neyed last March with The
Islander Bystander to Tierra del
Fuego, South America, an island
at "the bottom of the world." The
island gateway to Antarctica is
divided between Chile and
Argentina. Behind our travelers is
the city of Ushuaia, Argentina, the
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 19, found property an AM/FM cassette
radio, 800 block of North Shore Drive.
June 19, loitering and prowling, 800 block of
North Shore Drive. The complainant reported the sub-
ject was on private property and acting very secretive
and strange. The deputy located the subject and asked
him to explain his presence and said the subject acted
like he could not hear or understand. The deputy said
the subject has previously been warned not to enter
private property. He was placed in custody.
June 23, domestic disturbance, 200 block of Wil-
low. The complainant and subject became involved in
a verbal altercation and the subject reportedly broke a
glass coffee table and left before the deputy arrived.
June 24, trespass warning, 100 S. Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria City Pier. A trespass warning was issued
to an ex-employee who didn't turn in his key.
June 24, found property a bag of suspected
marijuana, 500 block of Spring Avenue.

Bradenton Beach
June 17, lost property, Coquina Beach. The com-
plainant said he was hit by a wave while, swimming and
lost a camera valued at $150 and two pairs of sun-
glasses valued at $200.
June 17, domestic battery, 2300 block of Avenue
B. The victim reported the subject spit in her face,
grabbed her left arm, kicked in a window and left the
residence. The subject said the victim hit him numer-
ous times but the officer said the subject had no marks.
He was placed in custody.
June 19, grand theft, Coquina Bayside, The victim
reported he left his vehicle and trailer at the riamp and
when he returned, the trailer valued at $1,645 was gone.
June 20, leaving the scene of an accident with
property damage, Cortez Road and Highland Avenue.
A witness reported the subject was driving north on
Gulf Drive toward Cortez Road at a high rate of speed
and in a reckless manner. The witness said when the
subject made a turn onto Cortez Road, he lost control
of the vehicle, spun three times, hit a light pole, drove
over two wooden barricades and drove through the
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on Cortez Road, gave chase, stopped him at 75th Street
and placed him in custody. Damages were $250 to
$300 to the light pole and $50 to the barricades.
June 23, lost or stolen credit card, 611 Gulf Drive
N., Imperial House Apartments. The victim reported an
unknown person gained control of her credit card and
charged $976 in goods at three stores. The victim said
the card was issued to her daughter who never took
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June 19, domestic disturbance, 200 block of 56th
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got into an argument and the subject refused to leave.
He left prior to the officer's arrival.
June 20, found property a bicycle, 5900 block
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June 20, found property a bicycle, 5600 block
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June 20, traffic, 3300 block of East Bay Drive.
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 16-A


to the vehicle. The officer issued a citation and a sum-
mons, warned the subject about drinking and driving
and took him home.
June 20, suspicious, 5400 block of Marina Drive,
Island Shopping Center. The officer responded to a
report of subjects skateboarding in the parking lot. He
advised the subjects to leave.
June 21, suspicious, 3601 East Bay Drive, Sandy
Pointe. The complainant reported he borrowed an ani-
mal trap from Manatee County Animal Control to trap
raccoons and it was missing. The officer found it in a
nearby canal and retrieved it.
June 22, theft of a bicycle valued at $75, 5700
block of Carrissa.
June 22, marine, 3700 block of Gulf Drive on the
beach. The complainant reported a boat was pulling a
skier too close to shore. Marine rescue asked the boater
to stay clear of the shore and the swimmers.
June 22, found property a bicycle, 200 block
of 70th Street.
June 22, found property a bicycle, 5400 block
of Marina Drive.
June 22, assistance in removing a large tree limb
from a canal, 500 block of 77th Street.
June 22, vandalism, 7100 block of Gulf Drive.
The victim reported an unknown person scratched the
vehicle's hood and fender.
June 22, disturbance, 7200 block of Marina
Drive. According to the report, the complainant and
subject were having a domestic argument that started
when the complainant returned home to find a strange
man in the house with the subject's permission. The
officer warned them they would be arrested if there
were further problems or physical violence.
June 22, theft of a bicycle valued at $50, 200
block of 58th Street.
June 22, theft, 200 block of 65th Street. The
victim reported she ordered two books of personal
checks on June 15. She said on June 22, she received
a call from-an-employee of Albertson's who stated
a subject without identification attempted to cash a
check on her account. The victim called the bank and
an employee advised her that a check had been writ-
ten on her account for $150. The victim said-the
check was one that she should have received in the


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June 23, disturbance, 4300 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported the subject was intoxicated
and'causing problems at her residence, driving reck-
lessly and threatening suicide. The officer located the
subject and spoke to him, then called his parents to pick
him up.
June 23, damage, 100 block of White. The com-
plainant reported an unknown person damaged his
mailbox. Damages were $75.-
June 23, damage, 100 block of White. The com-
plainant reported an unknown person damaged his
mailbox. Damages were $25.
June 23, vandalism, 6800 block of Marina Drive.
The complainant reported an unknown person de-
stroyed a chain link fence valued at $70.
June 23, bad check $148, 2710 Gulf Drive,
Cedar Cove.
June 23, theft of a bicycle valued at $99.


June 23, Marchman Act, 5200 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer reported the intoxicated subject was
trying to walk through heavy traffic. The subject could
not give him the name of anyone who could care for
her. She was placed in custody.
June 24, theft, 100 block of 30th Street.'The vic-
tim reported an unknown person removed a gazebo
canopy valued at $200 and four lawn chairs.
June 24, lost property a two-way radio valued
at $200, 5900 block of Marina Drive.
June 24, harassment, 3100 block of Gulf Drive.
The victim reported the subject was calling and harass-
ing him and threatening his life. The threats were taped
on an answering machine and given to police. The sub-
ject was placed in custody.
June 25, noise, 3700 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported noisy children in the swimming
pool. The officer advised the parents to keep the chil-
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IE PAGE 18-A 0 JULY 1, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Here's a contest that wants you to win


Since 1935, the Kodak International Newspaper
Snapshot Awards (KINSA) has invited amateur pho-
tographers to show thier best photos. This year is no
exception.
In return for taking the time to select your best and
submit them to The Islander Bystander, you get certain
assurances. Your pictures truly will be seen and their
merits considered by local photo experts. Those experts
will judge your pictures using such criteria as human
interest, general appeal, uniqueness, composition and
quality.
The first of six local winners is published on page one
this week, in full color, with five more winners to come.
The international winners are announced in the fall.
You could be one of them.
Our local contest winners will be forwarded to the
KINSA '98 judging at Eastman Kodak Company head-
quarters in Rochester, N.Y. There, they will vie with
close to 2,000 other photos submitted by newspapers
in the U.S. and Mexico.
The international judging is totally "blind." In
other words, the five photo experts don't know who
took any particular photo or why until after
they've picked the top 257 photos.
Faced with roomful of snapshots enlarged to 11
by 14 inches, international judges strive to be inclusive
in their selection of photos for each of 10 subject cat-
egories. Some photos vie in category after category
before earning a $250 Honor Award. Once the 50 sub-
ject category winners have been chosen, each of the
five judges selects 40 photos from the remaining final-
ists. These 200 snapshots win $50 Certificates of Merit.
On the second day of judging, the experts scruti-
nize all black-and-white finalists, choosing first place,
$5,000, second, $3,000, and third, $2,000, place win-
ners. Then, they repeat the process restricting them-
selves to color finalists. Finally, they get down to the
business of designating the "best of show" snapshot.
Not only do they review all preliminary winners in the
process, but they also take another look around the


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entire roomful-of snapshots, just in case they missed
something extraordinary.
By the time they elevate a photo to the $10,000
Grand Award, every picture in the room has been given
its due. Each finalist is re-visited time and again, as
many as 12 times.
To rate such KINSA '98 judging attention, send or
" deliver a snapshot taken since January 1, 1996, to
KINSA Contest Editor, The Islander Bystander, Island
Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
FL 34217.


The weekly deadline to submit KINSA entries is at
noon on July 3 for the July 8 issue, and 5 p.m. on Fri-
day, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 for subsequent weekly is-
sues. Six weekly winners will become finalists in The
Islander Bystander KINSA contest this year.
The local prize consists of a choice of "mullet-
wear," a T-shirt or cap, or a diner-style mug with the
original "more than a mullet wrapper" motto and a
prize certificate redeemable from Kodak.
For 63 years, Kodak has afforded amateur photog-
raphers their chance to win. But you have to enter.


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July 10, 17, 24
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 1, 1998 0 PAGE 19-A EM

Follow KINSA rules for success in this year's contest


The following official rules for the KINSA Is-
lander Bystander contest must be followed by all en-
trants:
Send or deliver entries to KINSA Contest Editor,
The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217. The contest officially opens Wednes-
day, June 17, with the first of six Friday deadlines be-
ing Friday, June 26. The final deadline for entries is
July 31.
You may enter more than one snapshot weekly and
you may enter as many weeks as desired.
Local prizes will include a choice of a signature
"mullet-wrapper" T-shirt, hat or old-fashioned coffee
mug from The Islander Bystander; and a gift certificate
redeemable for a Kodak merchandise prize.
(1) The KINSA contest is strictly for amateur pho-
tographers. An amateur photographer is anyone who
derives less than five percent of his or her income from
photography.
(2) International winners will be selected by an
independent panel of judges based on some or all of the
following criteria human interest, general appeal,
uniqueness, composition and quality. Kodak reserves
the right to reject entries that are considered harmful or
offensive. Decisions of the judges will be final. Inter-
national judging will take place October 8 and 9, 1998;
eligible entries must have been received from the spon-
soring newspaper and postmarked no later than August
21, 1998.
(3) Black-and-white and color photographs taken
after Jan. 1, 1996, are eligible. This allows for two
years of eligibility. Photos previously published or
entered in any KINSA or other competitions are not
eligible.
(4) Entrants are permitted to submit pictures to
only one newspaper participating in the KINSA con-
test.
(5) Snapshots may be taken with any make of cam-
era, but all entries must be taken with Kodak film
AND printed on Kodak paper. No retouching or
other alteration (except cropping) is permitted on nega-
tives or prints, no composite pictures or multiple print-


Don't forget that the deadline
for the second week of the
KINSA photography contest is
noon Friday, July 3. The
winners will appear in the
July 8 issue of
The Islander Bystander.

ing can be submitted.
(6) Entrant's name and address must appear writ-
ten clearly, in ink, on the back of each print. Forms are
published in the newspaper and are available at the
office. In the case of slides, the information must ap-
pear on the transparency mount. Local entries should
be addressed to the KINSA Contest Editor, The Is-
lander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
FL 34217.
(7) By their entry, local contestants agree that the
The Islander Bystander may publish their photos for
local promotion of the contest. Entrants must be able
to furnish the original negative or transparency, if
requested by the contest editor. All photos submitted
become the property of the sponsors and none will be
returned. The sponsors assume no responsibility for
negatives, transparencies or prints. To be eligible for
international judging of the KINSA contest, each en-
trant must first satisfy the requirements of the local
sponsoring newspaper, that is, be a local winner. Each
local winner must then sign a Prize Winner's Agree-
ment. This agreement attests that the photo was taken
by the entrant and assigns to Eastman Kodak Company
the original negative/transparency of the picture. It
grants Eastman Kodak Company and others, with
Kodak's consent, the exclusive right to copy and use
the picture, in whole or in part, for any purpose (includ-
ing advertising, display and publication) for at least
five (5) years; and to use the entrant's name and like-
ness in connection with any use of the picture or with


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any promotion of this or any other contest. If entry is
on ADVANTAGE Film, the original cassette will be
returned to the entrant at the conclusion of the Interna-
tional Contest. However, Kodak will have the same
exclusive right to copy and use the picture that it would
have for a picture taken on traditional Kodak film.
Entrant must know the names and addresses of any
recognizable people appearing in the pictures. In order
for a picture to be entered in international judging, the
entrant must provide the written consent of such sub-
jects to permit use of the picture by Kodak and others,
with Kodak's consent, for any purpose including ad-
vertising, display and publication. By signing the Prize
Winner's Agreement, entrant also agrees that the pic-
ture or another closely similar picture of the same sub-
ject or situation has not been, and will not be, entered
in any other contest and will not be offered for publi-
cation elsewhere. Failure to sign and return the agree-
ment within 20 days of its receipt may result in forfei-
ture of the local prize and selection of a new winner.
(8) Cash prizes totaling $52,500 U.S. will be
awarded in International Judging as follows:
Grand Prize $10,000 U.S.
2 First Prizes $ 5,000 U.S. each
2 Second Prizes $ 3,000 U.S. each
2 Third Prizes $ 2,000 U.S. each
50 Honor Awards $ 250 U.S.each
200 Special Merit $ 50 U.S. each
Honor Awards include the categories of Abstract,
Animals, Candids, Still Life, New Parents, Seniors,
Action, Humor, Portraits, Landscape and Scenic.
(9) Employees and their immediate family mem-
bers of participating newspapers, of Eastman Kodak
Company, and of its subsidiaries are not eligible to
enter the contest. For the purpose of this contest, im-
mediate family is anyone residing in the same house-
hold.
(10) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibil-
ity of the winners. Any cash prize won by a minor will
be awarded to a parent or guardian. Prize rights are not
transferable.
(11) This contest is void where prohibited and is
subject to all applicable laws and regulations.


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AT THE DINER

BY FRED PISCOP / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Conduct, in a
way
6 Innocent
10 Pasta or potato,
to an athlete
14 Saint in Italy
19 Showy flower
20 Daminozide,
commercially
21 'Hood
22 Edit, as a
soundtrack
23 The
exterminator
ordered -
25 The horologist
ordered -
27 Em, for example
28 Song word after
"Aba"
30 Cell division
process
31 Introduction to
physics?
33 Disinfest
36 Blue book filler
37 Razor-billed bird
40 Stampeders
42 Gray wolf
43 Pantry pest
44 The inept
furniture mover
ordered --
48 The wild pitcher
ordered --
53 Illegal parker's
worry
54 Petitions


56 Liszt's "La
Campanella,"
e.g.
57 Old shoe polish
brand
60 Discloses
61 Withdraws, with
"out"
63 Beneficiary of
nepotism: Abbr.
64 Evening event
66 Rival of Helena
68 Domino, e.g.
69 The real estate
agent ordered

72 The comedian
ordered -
74 Politico Bayh
75 Cremona
craftsman
77 River crosser,
perhaps
78 Campaign
feature, maybe
79 Hardly a
blabbermouth
80 Pump, e.g.
82 1962 Paul Anka
hit
86 "The Last
Command"
locale
88 Giggled
91 Longer in the
tooth
92 The used-car
dealer ordered

94 The mama's boy
ordered -
97 Initials since
1933
98 Whence the
Magi, with "the"
100 Port of Egypt
101 "Hoo" preceder


102 More cluttered
105 Fore-and-after
107 Like some
questions
110 Showstoppers?
112 One of TV's
Mavericks
114 Vacillate
117 The panhandler
ordered-
120 The munitions
expert ordered

123 Crow's home
124 Ham's
punctuation
125 Bit of fast food
126 Land
127 .He was a real
dummy
128 Channels
129 Pack
130 Like
smokestacks
DOWN
I Office dupes, for
short
2 Result of a
crack?
3 Diamond family
name
4 Actress Massey
5 Whole bunch
6 Like some coifs
7 Climber's
challenge
8 Duster
9 Scratch
10 Sporty car
11 "Exodus" role
12 Nickelodeon
cartoon
character
13 Toto's creator
14 Masks


15 Balloon or
dirigible
16 Milton, for one
17 Saint-
(Florida county)
18 Having made
substantial
gains?
24 Flexible
26 Two-stage
missile
29 Place for bats?
32 Kill -- killed
34 "SOS" singers
35 Directly
opposed
37 "Hamlet" quintet
38 Unsettling
comment from a
pilot
39 Apteryx
australis
41 Slowest on the
uptake
45 Scribes
46 Smoking gun
47 "L'- c'est
moi"
49 Slander
50 "Foreign
Affairs" author
Alison
51 Rogers St.
Johns
52 Took out
55 Oahu-to-Maui
dir.
58 Major defense
contractor
59 Lively
62 Caterpillar
constructions
65 Navigation units
67 Diatribes
68 Raise again ...
and again
69 Pertaining to
73-Down


70 Seed structure
71 Word of
politeness
73 Hospital supply
76 Professional
suffix
77 Ring fighter
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vanishing
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87 Gesturer
89 Cousin of a
canvasback
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93 Goa garment
95 Tries not to
attract attention
96 Car bomb?
99 Gets serious,
with "up"


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103 Let out
104 Halitosis fighter
106 Younger
siblings,
traditionally
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109 Prefix with
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vessel


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est"
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designed
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118 Hollywood
autobiography
subtitled "My
Story"
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121 Nonpolluting
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Fireworks fuel Fourth of July weekend


Islander Jim Taylor is heaving a huge sigh of relief
these days in the wake of the lifted ban on permitted,
public fireworks displays.
Taylor is putting on the fireworks show at
Bradenton Beach's Beach House restaurant July 3 as
well as the big show at the Green Bridge in Bradenton
July 4.
Actually, both shows are going to be pretty big, ac-
cording to Taylor.
"At the Beach House, we're increasing last year's
rounds of 400 to between 1,400 and 1,600," Taylor
said. "The Green Bridge display last year had about
800 rounds, but this year we should have about 4,000.
"At this rate, I'll have to get an extra barge next
year," he added with a laugh.
Taylor is a licensed pyrotechnician who has put on
displays at the Beach House and the Sandbar restau-
rants for several years. This is his first time at the Green
Bridge, one of the county's biggest fireworks displays.
But all fireworks were on hold for several days last
week in the wake of a Manatee County, then statewide
ban on fireworks due to severe drought conditions and
the threat of wildfires.
Residents are still required to tuck their sparklers
away until the rains come later this summer.
Also impacted has been a special sparkler sales tent
at 1609 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, by Sky High En-
terprises. The operation, operated by Deborah Turner
of Bradenton, was approved by the city commission
last month but, in the wake of the county ban, Police
Chief Jack Maloney rejected issuing the special permit
to Turner.
Manatee County's Karen Windon has said a "pro-
hibition on wholesale and retail sales of fireworks and
sparklers, as well as the use of fireworks and sparklers,
due to the high potential for brush fires," is in effect for
the county, including cities and the Island.
And that makes Taylor happy: "The bigger the
crowd, the bigger the blast. And the bigger the boom,
the happier the crowd."


Both the
Beach House
restaurant's
fireworks
display July 3
and the Green
Bridge show
July 4 will
begin at true
dark, roughly
9 p.m. For the
Bradenton
Beach show,
police urge
people to park
in marked
spaces and be
sure to avoid
blocking
anyone's
driveways or
carports to
avoid a ticket
or the expense
of retrieving
your car from
a tow truck.


Sarasota offshore boat race this weekend, too


Sarasota's biggest summer event takes to the Gulf
this weekend as the 14th Annual Suncoast Offshore
Grand Prix begins yet again.
Big boats and small, fast boats and parades, fire-
works, bikini contests the weekend is packed with
lots of fun with just a dash of craziness.
Admission to almost everything is free, by the way.
There's a couple of changes this year in the Big
Races. The start-finish line has moved south a bit and
is now off Big Pass rather than New Pass. There will
still be a loop to allow Lido Beach viewers a close-up
look at the boats as they pass by, though.
Race organizers say the shorter race will allow
more laps and better viewing of the boats for spectators.
The other change in this year's race is a reversal of
the race course, which for the first time this year will
now be counter-clockwise.
Events have already begun leading up to the Big
Race Sunday off Lido and Siesta keys. But before the
big race ...
On Thursday, July 2, the big parade down Main Street
in Sarasota takes place at 7 p.m. This year, much of Main
Street will be closed at 5 p.m. with a batch of bands and
parties going on through downtown leading up to and fol-
lowing the parade, which features bikini-bedecked women
and lots and lots of big boats. The parade starts east of U.S.
301 and ends up at Bayfront Park.
After the parade, what is billed as the World's Larg-
est Offshore Party takes place at the Hyatt, 1000 Blvd. of
the Arts. There is a $10 admission charge to this event.
Friday, July 3, brings the World Kilo Speed Runs
off the Sarasota Bayfront from 8 a.m. to noon. Boats in
this event set world record speeds most years.
Also Friday is Powerboats in the Park at St.
Armands Circle from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. There's con-


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Lido and Siesta keys are the best vantage spots for the big offshore races this Saturday and Sunday.


tinuous live entertainment, a slew of boats and crews
on display, lots of food, drink, race souvenirs and the
Miss Offshore Bikini Contest at 6 p.m. Admission is
free, but leave coolers and pets at home.
Saturday, the Fourth of July, is Offshore Grand
Prix Day One. Four classes of boats will race at noon
from Big Pass to Point of Rocks off Siesta Key, with
passes by Lido Key. Prime viewing is available any-
where along Lido or Siesta keys.
After the race, at 4 p.m., is the Victory Circle at the
Sarasota Quay where the winners in the first day's four
classes will be announced. The Victory Circle is free
to anyone wishing to watch.
And what would be a prelude without a party? The
Party at the Hot Pits is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Cen-
tennial Park, 10th Street and U.S. 41. The Hot Pits are
where the boats are lifted off their trailers and placed
in the water, with plenty of engine revving and the
opportunity to get a close-up look at the boats, the en-
gines, the crews and all the "guts" of powerboat racing.


The event is free.
Also free is "On the Road with the Florida Lot-
tery," at Bayfront Park, Ringling Boulevard and U.S.
41. The Florida Lottery Million Dollar Flamingo Game
Show will be taped from 5-1 1 p.m.
And at 9:30 p.m., one of the biggest and best fire-
works displays in Sarasota's history will be set off over
the waters of Sarasota Bay at the park.
Sunday, July 5, is Offshore Grand Prix Day Two.
The big boats will race at noon from Big Pass to Point
of Rocks, with a loop near Lido Key. Viewing again is
best anywhere on Lido or Siesta keys. The Victory
Circle is again at the Quay, beginning at 4 p.m.
A special note for boaters: the Centennial Park
Boat Ramp will be closed at noon Thursday through
midnight Sunday. Also closed will be Big Pass on Sat-
urday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to the end of the races.
Spectator boats will be permitted in special loca-
tions off Siesta Key and out in the Gulf.
Have fun out there!






I]j PAGE 2-B M JULY 1, 1998 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Island Sports

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

Islanders tie
in Manasota debut
The Island Football Club came away with a 2-2 tie
against LaPandilla in their first game of the summer
season Sunday at Blackstone Park in Palmetto. Nick
LeDuc and Ken Bowers scored for the Islanders while
Alvarez scored both goals for LaPandilla. Bill Brickse
won man-of-the-match for his outstanding defensive
play.
The locals got on the scoreboard first in the 16th
minute when they capitalized on an indirect free kick
that was awarded when a LaPandilla defender passed
the ball back to the goalie, who scooped it up with his
hands. The rule states that the goalie must play the ball
as a field player unless it is touched by an offensive
player or headed back by a teammate, in which case it
can be picked up.
Raul Gomez touched the ball for Tim Bugna who
hammered it on goal, then beat the defender to the re-
bound and ripped another shot which deflected off the
goalie and was bouncing around the goal mouth before
LeDuc finished for a 1-0 lead.
Four minutes later, LaPandilla counter attacked
with numbers on their side and reached the penalty area
before Brett McIntosh and Jeff Lonzo closed in.
Alvarez attempted to cut inside of both defenders and


tripped resulting in a gift, penalty kick which he ripped
past Shawn Dibble in goal to tie the score 1-1.
IFC almost retook the lead in the 25th minute when
McIntosh out-hustled a LaPandilla player to the ball in
the midfield and somehow stayed on his feet to distrib-
ute the ball back outside to Jeff Nelson. Nelson held the
ball up before sending a cross to Richie Bell streaking
down the right wing but Bell's shot went off the post.
IFC star goalie Lance Bieker now playing
striker entered the game in the 42nd minute and
promptly stole the ball and passed it outside to Nelson
who hit a cross to a hard-charging Bugna whose shot
went wide leaving the score tied 1-1 heading into half-
time.
The Islanders made some substitutions to start the
second half, bringing in Bowers to play wing, Ian
Fairweather at left fullback and Scott Lindsey to play
goalie.
Lindsey got tested right away as LaPandilla pen-
etrated the Island penalty area and fired a shot that
Lindsey saved but couldn't hold onto. The ball bounced
around right in front of the IFC goal when a LaPandilla
player fired a point-blank shot but Lindsey was up to
the task and preserved the tie with a heroic save.
IFC almost retook the lead in the 55th minute when
Danny Mitchell curled a free kick around the defensive
wall to Bowers who volleyed it just over the goal.
Bowers figured in the next scoring chance as well
when Bieker deftly distributed the ball out in front of
him for a shot to the near post, but the goalie came up
with the save.
LaPandilla had the next good scoring chance as
they took it into the Island penalty area and appeared
to beat Lindsey in goal but Fairweather was there to
clear the ball out of danger and keep the score tied at


1-1. The tie was broken four minutes later when
LaPandilla sent a long pass up the right wing to catch
the IFC midfield off guard. With Bowers and
Fairweather giving chase, Alvarez let the ball bounce
once before hitting a shot into the upper-right comer of
the goal for a 2-1 lead.
IFC came back in the 80th minute when McIntosh
brought the ball up the right side before sending it to
Bugna. Bugna took the ball into the comer, looking for
room to cross the ball. Finding no room, Bugna
dropped the ball back to Gomez at the top of the box.
Gomez held the ball, drawing two defenders before he
laid it outside to hard-charging Bowers who beat the
goalie with a scintillating shot with the outside of his
right foot to tie the score again.
With the score tied and time running out, IFC
looked to score again for the win off of a free kick.
Gomez quickly chipped it to Bowers who headed it to
the top of the box where McIntosh was waiting to fin-
ish but the referee disallowed the goal because he
hadn't blown his whistle. Gomez retook the kick and
sent it on goal but the goalie was up to the task.
IFC had one last gasp chance to win the game
when McIntosh sent the ball up the wing to Bugna who
looked for room down the wing before dropping it back
to Nelson. Nelson spotted Kevin Cassidy making a run
up the middle and squared it to him. Cassidy one-timed
the ball off a defender and off the post, leaving the
score tied 2-2 which is how it ended minutes later.

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Woodlands says
'Happy Birthday'
The Woodlands Golf Course, 5901 Erie Road,
Ellenton, has a special present for July Fourth
linksters.
Foursomes that include someone with an In-
dependence Day birthday will get free greens fees
on Saturday, July 4. Individual players with a
birthday anytime in July will also play for free on
Saturday. Door prizes will also be awarded to all
July Fourth players.
And don't forget the Summer Scramble Se-
ries, Event No. 4, on Saturday, July 11, with a
shotgun start at 9 a.m. The fee is $26.50 per player,
including lunch.
For more information, call 729-8999.

SPORTS, FROM PAGE 2-B
playing in the Manasota Soccer League's summer sea-
son and in an exhibition game at Tampa Stadium on the
Fourth of July.
The Manasota League action continues at Blackstone
Park in Palmetto this Sunday at 6 p.m. against Montagua.
Come on out and support the home team.
The July Fourth gala will feature our IFC adult team
against an all-star team from the Manasota league at 5:30
p.m. Next the Tampa Bay Mutiny will take on the New
England Revolution at 7:30 p.m. with a fireworks extrava-
ganza to follow. Last, there will be a concert featuring the
popular group Sister Hazel to complete the evening.
Any adults interested in lacing up the boots and try-
ing out for the team are invited to come out. Practice will
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Final shark tourney winners announced by Mote


The 10th and last Mote Marine Laboratory 1998
Gulf Coast Shark Census Tournament, completed June
14, saw some unprecedentedly large bull and hammer-
heads reeled in, tagged and released.
The tourney is the world's only 100 percent catch and
release event for research purposes, Mote officials say.
A total 794 sharks were caught by 79 anglers dur-
ing the four-day event, and more than 78 percent of the
participants caught at least one shark. Average size of
sharks caught and released this year was the same as in
the past 10 years, but some species were bigger than
usually caught.
"Hopefully, we're beginning to turn the corner
with regards to species management," tourney director
Dr. Bob Hueter said of the relative consistency of the
often-overfished shark.
First place prize winner was Sarasota's Mike
Pesaturo, a participant in the event since 1989. He re-
ceived $1,100 for catching and releasing 11 sharks,
including one eight-foot nurse shark, off Siesta Key.
Second place went to Chris Yant from Manatee
County for eight sharks, including a nine-foot nurse.
He received $500.
Third place went to Nancy Thurkettle from
Manatee County for a 3 1/2-foot blacknose shark.


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Pilotto, Ft. Myers, for a nearly 11-foot bull shark
caught near Pine Island.
The Harwell Trophy for the most sharks caught
and released went to Steve Bosley of Sarasota for 106
sharks.
"The success of the tournament over the last 10
years has led to its own demise," said Hueter, who is


also director of the Center for Shark Research at Mote.
"With the help of the more than 1,000 fishers
who've assisted us over the years, we have met all of
the scientific objectives of the original tournament de-
sign."
The tourney has provided information for shark
fishery management of declining shark populations,
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Ringling Bridge. The vessel was towed to a nearby
boat ramp for repairs.
June 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a bomb threat to the
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Office. A Coast Guard boat responded, picked up a
deputy en route and inspected the bridge for explosive
devices, none of which were found. The matter was
judged to have been a false alarm.
June 15, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
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towed to a nearby boat ramp for repairs.
June 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
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hands on a commercial fishing boat near the Egmont
Channel. A Coast Guard boat responded and first aid
was administered while the patient was transported to
waiting paramedics on Mullet Key.
June 18, Boarding. A 66-foot commercial fishing
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Boaters beware this Fourth of July weekend


Mote Marine Laboratory asks boaters to be on
the lookout for newborn dolphin calves in bay wa-
ters, particularly Anna Maria Sound and Palma
Sola Bay, this weekend. These are especially popu-
lar nurseries with dolphins according to Virginia
Haley of Mote.
In addition, our local dolphin population has
an unusually large number of first-time mothers
this year, about a half dozen, and they're relatively
inexperienced in safeguarding their calves from
boaters. So Mote's asking boaters to be especially
careful this coming holiday weekend.
Holiday weekends are traditionally times of
the highest boat injury rates to both manatees and
dolphins.
Now, as a reward for taking the time to read


a local boat ramp.
June 21, Boarding. A 16-foot vessel was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 21, Boarding. another 16-foot vessel was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 21, Boarding. A 15-foot vessel was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator received
a notice of violation for not having any navigational
lights in operation after sunset, no throwable flota-
tion devices, no visual distress signals and improper
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interesting tidbit from Mote:
There were several calls to the laboratory last
week reporting sightings of whale sharks in the area
20 to 25 miles off the beaches. The largest fish in
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Averaging 20 feet long, whale sharks up to 60
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So if you're offshore and see one, you can prob-
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something truly rare. Please don't injure whale sharks
in any way and remember to take only pictures.


June 21, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel from Flotilla
84 came upon a boat with mechanical problems in
Sarasota Bay. The boat was towed to a local marina.
June 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a Hobie Cat drifting off Big
Pass. A Coast Guard boat responded and towed the ves-
sel to Station Cortez.
June 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a boat with an extinguished fire on
board in need of assistance in Tampa Bay. A Coast Guard
boat responded and.towed the disabled vessel to a local
marina. There were no injuries in the fire.



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UI PAGE 6-B U JULY 1, 1998 U THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

We made the book, now use it


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Anyone with the least bit of serious bird watching
interest is going to want the new edition of "Birding
Hotspots in Sarasota and Manatee Counties." As you
can imagine, Anna Maria is prominently mentioned.
Compiled by the Manatee, Sarasota and Venice
Audubon Societies as a joint project, the paperback
book was first published in 1993. The new edition in-
cludes handy features such as a checklist of area birds
and extra pages for note taking.
But the real strength of the guide is explicit de-
scriptions of, and directions to, the best bird watching
sites in the area. The book even points out if bathrooms
are handy at the various sites.

On the Island
Bean Point, Bayfront Park and Holmes Beach are
all prominently included in the new edition. But then
you probably know about all those. It's the others, scat-
tered throughout Manatee County and down into
Sarasota, that are the real news to Island residents.
Also listed in the latest edition is Coquina Baywalk
at Leffis Key. Low tide is the best time to visit there
and egrets and herons are the stars of that area, accord-
ing to the guide.
By the way, right now is a good time to visit the
Island's pristine north end beach at Bean Point. That's
because the black skimmers are nesting there now and
the least terns should have finished up their nesting.
Obviously you don't want to disturb the nesting
birds, but it is a good time to watch from a distance.

And close by
Some other good bird watching spots close by in-
clude Beer Can Island on the north tip of Longboat.
There, especially during the summer, you can expect
to find roseate spoonbills in the lagoon, along with


Great blue heron Black-crowned night heron
black skimmers, snowy plovers and least terns on the
beach.
Lastly, the Palma Sola Causeway especially
west of the first bridge, on the south side of the cause-
way is mentioned in the guide as a good spot to find
American oystercatchers.
Along with fishing, birding is one of those activi-
ties people can enjoy most of their lives and here on the
Island we're blessed with opportunities to do both.
"Birding Hotspots in Sarasota and Manatee Coun-
ties" is available in local gift and book shops for $4.95.
The illustrations alone, done by an long-time friend of
mine, Sara King, are worth the price.

New tarpon controversy
Tarpon fishing is peaking at Boca Grande and
should be doing so here soon. But there's a new con-
troversy that could put a crimp in the sport.
It seems that the Florida Marine Patrol has taken to
ticketing anglers for not putting a kill tag on fish, even
when the tarpon is returned to the water unharmed. Kill
tags, as most of us understood it, were to be used on
fish that were killed and used as trophies. That's what
we thought ....
The law also says, however, that the kill tag re-
quirements don't apply to anyone "who immediately
returns a tarpon uninjured to the water at the place


where the fish was caught."
It seems that in Boca Grande anglers were taking
fish to a weigh-in boat during a recent tournament.
Then they were released after being weighed.
Now honestly, that sounds like a problem for tour-
nament fishers only. But the latest fellow in Boca
Grande to be ticketed is taking the FMP to court on the
matter. We'll let you know how it turns out.
Meanwhile, you best be careful out there if you're
fishing tarpon this year.

Another twilight?
One of the earth's oldest creatures, the horseshoe
crab, is slowly disappearing from Florida waters.
That's the word from a number of scientists who are
understandably concerned with what's causing the de-
cline of a critter that's been around for 350 million
years.
There's no hard research on the subject yet, but
Jane Brockmann, who chairs the University of Florida
department of zoology told the Orlando Sentinel re-
cently that she's noticed a decline along the Gulf Coast.
Likewise, scientists at the University of Florida's
Whitney Laboratory in St. Augustine who collect
horseshoe crabs for research say the number is drop-
ping on the east coast too.
But it's not just here in Florida. There are reports
of crab declines along the northeast coast, and they're
even considered endangered throughout the Far East.
The preliminary thoughts are that beach development
is hindering the crab's reproduction since it needs a
clean, sandy beach for egg laying.
Several species of birds depend upon horseshoe
crab eggs, especially during migration stops, and sea
turtles prey on young horseshoe crabs for food too. So
even if these were the only effects of the population
drop, they'd be significant.
But given the interlaced relationships all through
nature, you can be sure that any creature that's survived
to become one of the world's oldest animals probably
plays important roles we haven't even guessed at yet.
See you next week.

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Tarpon time is at hand off the beaches


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing reports continue to be good to excellent for
a host of species around the Island. Tarpon are at their
peak off the beaches and in the passes right now. In the
backwaters, look to get into some redfish, trout or
catch-and-release snook. Reds are probably the best
bet: some trips are seeing as many as 30 hook-ups.
Offshore, flounder and permit are big and hungry, and
farther out look for dolphin, wahoo and black fin tuna.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report snapper,
mackerel, occasional redfish and a lot of catch-and re-
lease snook.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in a lot of nice-size mackerel, sharks at night, flounder
and catch-and-release snook.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Dave Pinkham
on the Legend said he's getting into some nice-sized dol-
phin in about 80 feet of water in the Gulf. He's also get-
ting kingfish up to 20 pounds in size, some nice gag and
red grouper, yellowtail and some big barracuda.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II said Logan Clark, 9,
of Lakeland, boated a grand slam last week: a 30-inch
snook, 29-inch redfish and 20-inch trout. Reds up to 34
inches are pretty common now, he said, trout action
right now is fabulous, there are big flounder near the
offshore artificial reefs and tarpon are thick all over.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
getting flounder up to 20 inches, trout at 20 inches and
mackerel.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said fishing
action is getting tough because shrimp are getting hard
to get. Trout are scattered between sandbars and oys-
ter bars in the bays, and snook are out there but have
to be released since they're out of season.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's getting permit, tarpon,
mackerel, redfish and trout right now.
Capt. Mark Bradow said his catches have in-
cluded tarpon, permit, trout and flounder.
On my boat Magic we're getting lots of and lots of
redfish, some trips seeing as many as 30 spotties caught
and a lot of them going up to 32 inches in length. We
boated a legal-sized cobia last week, too, and are catch-
ing lots of 20-inch trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's getting into permit
and redfish.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said tarpon are at
their peak right now. In the backwater, look for redfish


as the best bet. Offshore, there are lots of flounder near
the artificial reefs and, farther offshore, try trolling for
wahoo, dolphin and black fin tuna.
Capt. Mike Greig said permit are being reeled in


Bullish on
bull reds
Terry Tucker of
Anna Maria City
Caught this
redfish and 20
others while
fishing with Capt.
Mike Heistand
aboard the
charter boat
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up to 12 pounds in size. He's jumping tarpon almost
daily, and added he came in seventh in the Fishing the
Islands Tournament.
Good luck and good fishing.


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Island horseshoe winners
Winners in the June 24 horseshoe games were Cooney of Bradenton Beach and Charlie Srerra
Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and George Landraitis of Holmes Beach.
of Cortez. Runners-up were Stan Bucleley of Holmes The weekly contests get underway every
Beach and Ron Pepka of Anna Maria. Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
Winners in the June 27 games were Pepka and City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
Bill Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Bill membership fees and everyone is welcome.


Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
FQ July 1 6:54 1.9 6:12 1.8 12:14 1.2
July 2 7:33 2.0 12:17 0.8 7:41 1.6 1:38 1.0
July 3 8:13 2.1 1:02 1.0 9:12 1.5 2:54 0.8
July 4 8:48 2.2 1:42 1.1 10:35 1.5 3:52 0.6
July 5 9:27 2.4 2:16 1.2 11:45 1.5 4:41 0.4
July 6 10:03 2.5 2:56 1.3 5:24 0.3
July 7 12:44 1.5 3:25 1.4 10:38a* 2.6 6:06 0.1
July 8 1:26 1.5 3:59 1.4 11:13a* 2.7 6:41 0.1
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later


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ED] PAGE 8-B M JULY 1, 1998 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

ISLA N DER C.LA DESiFI^ E D'S:E


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. 2 for 1 clothing! Al-
ways specials. Open Wed. & Sat., 9-2. 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.

KING BOX SPRING and mattress $50 set; beige floral-
print sofa, good condition $75; full mattress $30; daybed
cover set $50. 116 White Ave., Holmes Beach. July 2-5.


CRAFTSMEN LAWNMOWER self-propelled with
grass catcher. Runs great $60, 778-1086.

HELP! I need Zip, the teanie beanie baby cat. I will
buy or trade Zip the cat. Call Catharina, 778-4440.

DO YOU WANT to get rid of your retired beanies?
If so, call Kara at 778-0019.

COUCH AND LOVESEAT very good condition,
$100 778-6511 after 6 p.m.

DINING TABLE and four chairs $175; storage
shed $75. 778-0103.


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CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
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CONTEMPORARY PRAISE and worship service.
Everyone welcome! Join us Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.
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MONEY TO LEND First City Mortgage. Private funding
available. Commercial, condominiums, homes, rental
properties. Call 750-0080 or after hours 778-9475.
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larger premises in the Anna Maria Island Centre.
Our expansion allows us to better serve our grossing clientele.
\\edebrock's Rental and Property Management Sernices Division
continues to be the leading exclusive agent for private owned
properties on Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Re'.
Our agents know and lose the Island lifestyle
\WhY not drop by and say hello. \\e'll make you feel right at home!


Elegant Estate
. this two-story 3-4P. .
*:u r.-.. I,.-.i, [ rendcd dock and lift w, ,l.. ...i
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ANONEENSCniue r.PTSIBAS& OTN


REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander of-
fice, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


BABY-SITTING ON ISLAND First aid, childcare
courses. References. Reasonable, dependable,
responsible and caring Girl Scout. Straight As.
Days/nights. Call Missy, 778-9610

BABY SITTER Experienced with all ages. CPR
certified. References available. Call Sarah,
778-6779.

COMPUTER HELP Responsible 14 year old will
teach you how to use your computer. Macs in-
cluded. Will go to your house. $5 an hour. Call
Ryan at 794-6361.

RESPONSIBLE PRE-TEEN experienced in
baby-sitting willing to baby-sit on the Island for
three years of age and up! Ask for Parthena at
779-1087.




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Deborah Thrasher
10 unit motel w/owner financing ................. $850,000
8 unit motel gulfview/Siesta Key ................. $750,000
9 unit motel, Siesta Key .............................. $825,000
4 units with pool, close to beach .................. $450,000
3BR/3BA home with 1BR/1BA rental ........ $199,000
Ice cream & dessert parlor ........................... $60,000
Italian restaurant high traffic ..................... $130,000
Call: Deborah Thrasher Wedebrock Real Estate, Co.
941-778-0700 or eves. 778-3395


"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets
have to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide
food, water, lots of TLC! 778-6000.
FREE KITTENS! Seven weeks old: four orange
and white tabby, two calico. All loving, litter-
trained, and good with young children and small
dogs. Call Cricket at 778-6000.
LOVABLE CATS! Two black 15-month old to give
away for free. All shots complete, declawed, neu-
tered/spayed. Call 778-6472.


1995 LE BARON convertible, V-6, tan top, spruce
body, cloth interior, excellent condition, warranty,
47K, $9,800. 792-4274

20-FT DODGE RAM 350 Coach House. 1992 with
refrigerator, generator, two A/Cs, heat, sink, toilet,
microwave, stove, twin/queen bed, new Michelins,
extras, excellent, 47K, $18,700. 792-4274.

1988 CHEVY BERRETTA GT, V6, red, only 68K, new
tires, one owner, garage kept $2990, 778-3484.


JUST REDUCED!
This lovely lot on a quiet street is just steps to the
bay in Anna Maria City. This homesite is ready for
your dream home or perfect for long term invest-
ment. Nicely cleared but some mature landscape
plantings. Don't miss this one. Reduced to $87,900.
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NEW LISTINGS
Two extra-large lots in the city of Anna Maria.
72x104, close to shopping, post office and beach.
Don't miss these great buys at just $89,900 each.
"Owner Financing."


YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.

CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations
please. Call 795-8299.

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

WANTED: ALUMINUM CANOE in good/decent
condition. Call Michelle 778-0083.

17-FOOT 1968 STARCRAFT V-bottom aluminum.
New paint, wiring, battery. '74 Chrysler 50HP.
Needs water pump, no seats. Trailer included.
$900 OBO. Leave message at 383-2659.

1976 22-FOOT CUDDY CLASSIC Sea Ray. Ex-
cellent condition, deep V, quality boat for $3,700;
aluminum tandem trailer $800, 779-1102.


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


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


DUPLEX LOT
This great lot on a quiet street could offer views
of both the Gulf and bay. Build your dream home
here, or great investment duplex. Don't miss this
great buy at just $64,900. Possible trades.


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


HOMES HOMES HOMES


REDUCED!! This charming home in the heart of WEST OF GULF DRIVE! This Key West-style
Anna Maria has just been reduced to $174,900. home features 3BR/2.5BA, wood floors, three bal-
Featuring 2BR/2BA, this home is built on a very conies, intercom/stereo, and pool/spa. Built new
large lot with loads of privacy. Plenty of room for a in 1996 this custom home shows like a model.
pool or future expansion. This is the perfect "beach home" with unlimited
rental potential! Offered at just $279,000.


ISLAND BEST BUY! This custom-built home on the
North end of Anna Maria could not be duplicated in
today's market for the asking price of $239,000. This
beautiful home features 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings
and wood floors. Additional loft area is great for T.V.
room or children's play area. Walk to Bean Point or the
Rod-N-Reel pier. The home is a "must see" with atten-
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Tropical palm-filled Holmes Beach home with
private yard and sparkling free-form pool. Large
ranch-style 4/2 with den and ??? plus, a block
from Gulf for just $1,390 annual.
Call Emily Romer, Property Manager
778-9611
I1-800-237-8400,
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. ext. 1011
an independently owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation

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PRICE REDUCED! Carefully kept 2BR/2BA home
on private and picturesque canal with views of the
bayou. Well-planned eat-in kitchen, 16x22 Florida
room, family room, dock, 10,000 pound boat lift and
much more. Now $225,000. Call Carol
Williams 744-0700 eves.


PRICE REDUCED! Casual elegance on Bimini Bay
This 2-3BR/2BA home in North Point Harbour was
custom built for present and original owners.
Greatroom, French doors, 60-ft. screened decking and
lanai, dock and boat lift. Impeccably maintained. Now
$529,000. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.


PRICE REDUCED! 3BR/3BA home located one lot
off Key Royale Pass. Oversized double garage,
sprinkler system, boat dock. Now $259,000. Call
Carol Williams 778-0700 eves.


PRICE REDUCED! Don't miss this 4BR/2BA interior
decorator's dream. Features include fireplace, sky-
lights, vaulted ceiling, Jacuzzi spa and much more.
Steps to Gulf and bay. Now $249,500. Dial the
Duncan's! Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
LOTS
50x100 duplex, Bradenton Beach ... $54,000-$65,000
50x100 single family, Holmes Beach ......... $65,000
50x94 single family, Anna Maria ................ $99,000
121x150 commercial, Cortez Rd................ $99,500


REALTORS


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 r[ 13


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Call John Zirzow 778-9171
Office 753-1620


Beautiful North Beach
Village, #53. $195,000.
OUTSTANDING TOWNHOUSE
with three bedrooms, two
and a half baths and large
two-car garage with stor-
age. This showcase unit
features open, airy floor
plan overlooking woods
and pool, lovely screened
patio and many other great
features.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...

GULFFRONT ESTATE
Just renovated! Charming
fully furnished 3BR/3BA
beach house. Greatroom .a
with fireplace,sunroom plusT
sunset deck and screened
lanai. Adjacent second
house contains four apartments ideal for seasonal or annual
rentals. Unique one-of-a kind property. $895,000.
ON DOUBLE-WIDE CANAL! 3BR/2.5BA home with oversized
two-car garage. Spacious floor plan with family room. Patio with
spa. Pool. Dock, boatlift. $275,000.

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Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
ISLAND PROPERTIES
BAYFRONT
3BR/2BA home with dazzling view of Intracoastal
Waterway. Caged pool, boat davits, screened lanai,
large lot, room to expand, private, cul-de-sac.
$339,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt and Helen White.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
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. Call Mary Ann
Schmidt & Helen White.
ELEGANT LIFESTYLE
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 and Helen White.
SEASIDE GARDENS WATERFRONT
2BR/2BA Unit on Watson's Bayou. Beautiful view,
boat dock, enclosed entry, ceramic tile. Convenient to
everything! $134,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt and
Helen White.

SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUAL 1 BR/1BA Duplex $600
2BR/IBA Duplex $750
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay & Anna Maria Island Club
$700 week/$1500 month
Call Julie Gilstrap
779-0202
Julie Gilstrap 1(800)732-6434
LTG, GRI
Property Manager S un

REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 3421 7


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Desirable 1500 sq. ft.
condo townhouse. 2BR/2.5BA, two-car garage and
extra storage. Heated pool. $184,000. Call Robin
Kollar 1-800-771-6043 Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
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FOURPLEX Close to beach and bay. Prime location
for summer and winter rentals. All units have been
upgraded. $299,900. Call Rich Bohenberger, Gulf-
Bay Realty 778-7244.
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EIGHT UNIT MOTEL and owners 2BR/1BA
home. Pool and spa. Just steps to Bean Point.
$920,000. Call Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay
Realty 778-7244.


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FOURTH OF JULY SPECIAL!
Don't miss this brand new listing "west of Gulf Drive"
in Anna Maria City! This immaculate home has been
completely remodeled to include 2BR/2BA, tile floors,
tile counter tops, new kitchen, large family/bonus room
and 14 x 30 in-ground pool. Relax in total privacy in
your own tropical paradise or take a short walk to one
of Anna Maria's finest beaches. This is the "Island
beach house" that you have been waiting for. All this
plus beautifully furnished for just $249,900. Call today
to see this exceptional property!
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287

I Fran Maxon
SSALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
L(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035


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Great Investment
Opportunity Four
rental units, three
2BR/2BA, one
2 BR/ 1 BA on
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less than one block to beach. $385,000.

Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 778-3778
*Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
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RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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REALTOR.
"Wir Sprechen Deutsch"
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT LOT 75'x100' $129,500.
BRAND NEW! 1900 square foot 3BR/2BA home. View sunsets
from porches. Short block to beach. 2 car garage/storage.
778-5427 after hours.
TRIPLEX $1,500 monthly income. Views of the bay and Gulf.
$149,900. 795-6216 after hours.
SUN PLAZA 2BR/2BA, balconies, Gulf view, turnkey furnished.
Elevator, tennis, pool, sauna. $175,000. 778-5427 after hours.
GULFVIEW NEW 2,200 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA, three-car garage,
enclosed lower level and lower floor entry. Extras include
central vac system and hardwood type floors. Appliances.
$395,000.
CANALFRONT ANNA MARIA 4BR/3BA elevated, large
family home. $395,000. 778-0167 after hours.
WHITE AVENUE 300 feet to beach. 3BR/2BA, greatroom,
completely updated. $380,000. 778-5427 after hours.
SHELL POINT RARELY AVAILABLE 2BR/2BA completely
updated, carport. $126,000. 795-6216 after hours.
10 ACRES upper Manatee River Road with house. Zoned PDR
$235,000. 795-6216 afer hours.
GULFFRONT 2 buildings, 5 apartments, 110-foot frontage.
$1,350,000. Zoned hotel/motel.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations, great location and lease. $39,000 OBO.
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. Also can purchase 17 unit
motel $1,650,000. 778-5427 after hours.

VACATION RENTALS SEASONAL

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


screened, vinyl enclosed lanais.
Close to the heated pool and
,. clubhouse. #CH30609
BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
SHOMESITE 6.78 acres. $40,680.
."t, Additional lots available.
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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME
Carol S- Heinze on this beautiful lot across the
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059 street from the bay. $129,900.
#CH27452


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KEY ROYALE PROPERTIES Priced from $269,000.
Each home has three bedrooms. All are waterfront!
Call for information on this exclusive Anna Maria Island
Community. Karen Lohse 778-0766 ext. 204.

NEWLY LISTED! $229,000 Elevated 3BR/2BA near
Bean Point's best beach. Tile roof, screened porch,
split plan. #30719 Call Roni Price 778-0766 ext. 216.
BAYVIEW. CANAL. POOL. DOCK! Newer Key West-
style. Our best investment property! Lots of room.
Beautiful views, Huge heated pool! Call for additional
information. #25369. Karen Lohse 778-0766 ext. 204
or Connie Volts 778-0766 ext. 202. $348,000.


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THE BEST FOR THE LEAST!
A rare find- direct bayfront! totally fur-
nished, quiet, serene setting with pool and
only a few blocks to the beach and steps to
shopping. Only $159,000. Lynn Hostetler
778-4800. MLS 30730.
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
Bay-view end unit. Bright, open 2BR/2BA
condo with glassed lanai and many upgrades.
Includes your own boat dock and covered car-
port. Turnkey furnished and ready to move
into. Heated pool and tennis court. $198,000.
Call for private showing. Dick Maher or Dave
Jones 778-4800. MLS # 29149
WEEKLY RENTALS
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KEY ROYALE HOME
3BR/2.5BA canal home across from the golf
course. Wide, deep canal with boat lift and
dock. Sailboat water out to Tampa Bay.
Tropical yard with grapefruit, orange,
mango, papaya, banana, lemon and lime
trees. Two zone A/C plus many upgrades.
$275,000. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
778-4800. MLS 30729.


* 3BR/2BA Anna Maria Home ............ $174,900
* 3BR/2.5BA Key Royale Home .......... $275,000

* 2BR/2BA Pelican Cove.................... $189,000
* 2BR/2BA Bridgeport ....................... $129,900
* 2BR/2BA Sandy Pointe ................... $122,000
* 2BR/2BA West Bay Pt & Moorings.. $198,000
* 2BR/2BA Sandy Pointe ................... $159,000


* Just Reduced Holmes Beach Fourplex..... $275,000

* 10-Unit Motel, Holmes Beach, plus 3BR/2BA
owner hom e..................................... $1,000,000
* 3+ acres next to DeSoto Mall............. $750,000


(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217


PANORAMIC BAYFRONT Spectacular views BEAN POINT SHOWCASE Custom remodeled
of bay and Intracoastal from this 3BR/BA resi- beach house, 2BR/2BA on north end of Anna
dence with deep-water dock and lift. Great Maria. Steps to Gulf, Italian marble throughout, pick-
central location. Offered at $379,500. David led custom cabinets, original alfresco paintings, lush
Moynihan 778-7976. native landscaping, whirlpool tub and much more.
$299,900. Open Saturday, July 4th, 1-3PM 760 N.
Shore Drive, Michael Advocate, eves. 778-0608.



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JUST LISTED 3-4BR/3BA Perico Island living
at its best. Minutes to Gulf beach. Has great
view of pond. Low maintenance fee. Move in
condition. Priced to sell at $142,500. Call Ed
Olivera 778-2246, eves 778-1751.


ISLAND BEAUTY 3BR/2BA totally remodeled
home just steps to Gulf. Light & bright plan
with sun deck off master suite. Berber and
wood floors. Too much to list. $195,900. Call
Mary Bolan 727-2800.


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Runaway Bay 2BR/2BA Great pool view.
Neat, clean, turnkey furnished. $124,900,
Ed Olivera.
Westbay Cove 1 BR/1 BA big balcony over look-
ing pool & courtyard. $99,900, Gail Gwynne.


Imperial House 2BR/1 BA Totally renovated.
All new furniture. $89,900, Ed Olivera.
Perico Island 4BR/3BA In-ground pool,
community tennis and pool. $255,200,
Micheal Advocate, eves. 778-0608.


Helping Plan Vacations Since 1939
Call Our Rental Professionals


HAPPY FOURTH!
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Friday, July 3, for the holiday weekend. Please
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For more information call 778-7978 or fax us at 778-9392


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Week Month Annual
Cottages Houses Bungalows
Villas Condominiums


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


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2217 Gulf Drive North, Bradefiton Beach, FL'34217
Sales and Rentals 778,2246 9 1-800-211-2323
Est. 1939
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1986 CHRIS CRAFT 21-FT SeaHawk walk-
around, scorpion, 350 Chevrolet V8, Mercruiser.
Former fresh water boat, kept on davits here.
Good Condition $6,000, 778-1620 after 6 p.m.


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.

REALTORS WANTED for Anna Maria Island and
Bradenton areas. Experienced and newly licensed
welcome to apply. Excellent opportunities, gener-
ous commission splits and willing to train. For
confidential interview, call Rob Walker, Sales
Manager, Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-
0700 or evenings at 792-8431.
EXCELLENT Work-at-home opportunity. FT/PT. No
money to invest. New in this area. Call 746-7402.
CITY OF BRADENTON BEACH has vacancies on
the Planning & Zoning Board, The Board of Ad-
justment and the Code Enforcement Board. Call
Alice Baird, City Clerk, for information, 778-1005.
SOUS CHEF line cooks, servers. Buccaneer Inn,
Longboat Key. 383-5565.
HAVE SOME SUMMER FUN! Volunteer at the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. Don't
miss out. Call 778-1541.
HAIRDRESSER with own clientele, make your
own hours. Easy-going shop. Call Nikki and Amy,
Hair Shack, 795-0954.
REPORTER NEEDED Part-time for city beat,
calendar "happenings," and mixed features. Jour-
nalism background/education is required. Intern
considered. Fax resume to 778-9392. Mail or deliver
to The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach FL 34217.


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.


STATE CERTIFIED C.N.A. Home health aid and
companion available for a variety of duties. Call
Robert at 778-2552.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045.
5608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adop-
tion, corporations, modifications, power of attor-
ney, wills, living wills, name change, etc. Suncoast
Paralegal Services 742-4788.

HOUSE CLEANING Experienced, reliable, honest.
Excellent references. Free estimates. Call 779-
0122 Dee or leave message.

THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs,
small jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free esti-
mates 778-5003 or 726-1067.


STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Fully-in-
sured, owner-operated. Residential, commercial.
Dependable service, competitive prices, free esti-
mates. Tell a friend 730-0001 anytime.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING. Wash away
mildew, dirt, salt, malithion from all exterior
surfaces, mobile homes and RV's. Free estimates,
reasonable 778-0944.



FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or
stone delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard
clean-up. Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call
Dave Bannigan, 778-6972.

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

PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE Dependable and
honest. Mowing, trimming and full maintenance
specialist. Lifelong Island resident. Free estimates.
Call Aaron Patricks, 778-4073.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING Service Instal-
lation, maintenance. First cut free with new
monthly service contract. Reliable, insured. 25-
year Island resident. Mark Reinfandt, 727-5066.

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
references. 778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581.


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EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN GARDEN
CENTRE Unique landscape design and xeriscaping.
Quality plants and trees, mulch, shell, top soil. Free de-
livery. 5704 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-4441.



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

DRY CLEAN your carpet! Dry foam dries fast. We
never use steam. Many Island references. Fat Cat
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, 778-2882.



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

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

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

ALUMINUM/VNINYL 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
service 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.


CARPET ANY 3 ROOMS $399. Pad and install 40
yards. Plushes, Berbers, sculptures. Ceramic tile
$3.55 sf installed. Italian, Mexican, Florida, slip
resistant. 723-1972.

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



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

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

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

HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE condo across
from beach. Gulf view, swimming pool, sleeps six,
covered parking. 2BR/3BA. $625 week or $1,675
month. 792-6029.

BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Furnished,
beautiful view, quiet area, no pets or smokers.
$250 week, $625 month. Call 794-5980.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished. Steps to
beach and shopping. $475 week, $1,200 month.
795-7805.

SURFSIDE 2BR/1BA, annual only. Assurity/secu-
rity, no last. Private beach. $900 monthly, includes
trash, water and sewer. Call 792-2779.

GULF/BAY VIEW, 1 and 2BR apartments with
pool. Fish or swim from your front door. New fur-
nishings. Summer rates, $350/week. 778-1322.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Sundeck,
storage, covered parking, washer/dryer hookup.
3401 6th Ave. $700 month plus security. 778-7980.


ANNUAL ANNA MARIA direct bay view, one and
two bedroom apartments, beautiful, furnished, pool.
No pets. $645-$1,145 per month. Call 778-1322.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX on the beach. 2BR/
1BA sleeps six. Fully furnished, cable TV/VCR,
washer/dryer, microwave, screened lanai and
sundeck. $750 week. 305-932-0197.

SEASONAL RENTAL Adorable cottage, 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, wood floors, just renovated. Available
July 1, 1998. 106 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach.
$800 month, $475 week. 813-258-2411.

BAYFRONT WITH deep-water dock. 2BR/1BA,
fully furnished with everything. Available now
through November. $900 month or $350 week.
Call 794-5980.

VACATION RENTALS Holmes Beach. Stones throw
to beach. 1BR, immaculately kept. Summer rates,
weekly-monthly, six months. No pets. 778-4368.

CHARMING WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA with dock
in upscale Key Royale. Annual lease. Long-term
tenants desirable. Will also consider five-month
lease. Furnished or unfurnished. $1,250 month.
778-4107.

ANNA MARIA Gulffront vacation rental. Lovely fur-
nished interior, porch, sundeck. Loaded with
amenities. Great location, weekly, seasonal. No
pets. 778-3143.

FOR RENT Anna Maria north end 1 BR/1BA.
Large porch $600 month plus $350 security 778-
0469 or 778-4010.

GULF FRONT 2BR/2BA cottage on North Shore
Drive. Available July 4 to August 1 due to cancel-
lation. Prefer month or two-week minimum. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307 for details.


Gulf Retreat
110-foot Gulf frontage featuring more than 2,800
sf with two guest bedrooms and two private
baths, PLUS MASTER SUITE with wetbar,
Jacuzzi, fireplace and lovely deck. All overlook-
ing Gulf beach with room for a pool. Owner fi-
nancing. Asking $869,000.



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


TIDY ISLAND. Waterfront, spectacular view of Sarasota Bay SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT ESTATE. 4BR/4B, gourmet
and skyline. Gated community, very private. Acres of nature kitchen, fireplace. Elegant and spacious. Water view from all
preserve. 3BR with extras galore. $279,000. Janet Bellingar- rooms. Dock and davits on sailboat water. Reduced.
Orr, 747-4543 or Kathleen Slavter, 792-8826. C27718 $845,000. Larry and Louise Miller, 794-0131. R19319


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


WATERFRONT
SPECTACULAR VIEW of Sarasota
Bay. Luxurious living 25 feet above
the water. Features private deep-
water dock, large decks, elevator.
$330,000. Barry and Kimberly
Charles, 795-1273. C29333
SPECTACULAR BAY VIEW. Over 3/
4 acre tropical lot. 4BR/3.5B. Private
setting, beautiful pool overlooking
Palma Sola Bay. $625,000. Sandy
Drapala, 794-3354. R30015
LARGE OPEN living area with se-
cluded parlor and den. 3BR/2.5B
beauty with swimming pool, boat dock
on canal with access to river. $259,900.
Dave Barker, 792-8932. R26368


ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive views of Sarasota and
Longboat Key. Property consists of two separate houses and deeded
boat dock. Main house features tile floors, fireplace and living room
with full bay view. $399,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R27775


LOTSIACREAGE
VERY RARE RIVERFRONT/BAYOU-
FRONT LOT. 1.38 acres mol. Wooded,
high elevation, build your dream home
ground level. $850,000. Don Lewis,
746-3200. L30561




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


MAINLAND
BRIGHT AND OPEN. New two-story
home. 5BR, loft area, eat-in kitchen, fire-
place, extensive tile, high ceilings.
Three-car garage, fenced-in pool, secu-
rity system. Located on cul-de-sac.
Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. R30703
HIGHLAND LAKES BEAUTY. Lawncare
provided. Custom features throughout. Ce-
ramic tile and crown molding. Take Cortez
Road to 47th Street turn south. $174,900.
Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. R30548
NEW LISTING IN RIVER POINTE off
SR-64. 3BR/2B, pool, gorgeous decor,
many upgrades. $184,900. Maggie
Hastings, 358-7653.


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ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT LOT at 834 S Bay Blvd.
includes a front wall with gate and asphalt driveway,
a seawall in very good repair, some sandy beach to
walk, and 19,600 (100x196) square feet of land to
build a better house than the one that burned down
in the 1960's. Asking $400,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Lan We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
UEstablished in 1983

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
1988 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


STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
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Remodeling Contractors
Building Anna Maria since 1975
(941) 778-2993
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VACATION RENTAL 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach in
North Anna Maria, fully-furnished, cable TV/VCR,
screened porch. July-November $350 per week,
813-864-2416.

BAYFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA. Furnished or un-
furnished. Available for long-term rental. Across
from Coquina Beach with boat dock, $900 month,
941-723-1760. Wow!

2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE furnished, pool, close to
beach. 301 Gulf Drive, $950 month April-October;
seasonal rates November-March, 794-3229.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE, Island In The
Sun. Pool, covered parking, half block from beach,
$700 per month, 794-3229.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA, all appli-
ances (washer/dryer), beach two blocks. Available
July 8. $650 (annual) plus utilities (first/security),
778-5793 or 317-823-4999.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA on canal in Holmes Beach,
778-7039.

VACATION RENTALS Turnkey 1 and 2BR apart-
ments, $290 and $350 week. Across from sandy
walking beach. Call 778-2374, Almost Beach
Apartments.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA elevated duplex with
covered parking. Close to beach $550 per month,
779-9112.

3BR/2BA ANNUAL LEASE garage and carport, sail
boat water 175-foot dockage available September
1. $1295 month, owner 792-6029.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA home in Anna Maria City. Quite
neighborhood close to Bayfront Park. Washer/dryer,
screened porch. $850 per month. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate 778-2307 for further information.

ANNUAL 2BR APARTMENTS available, Anna
Maria City and Holmes Beach locations. Prices
range $625-$660 per month. Call Fran Maxon Real
Estate 778-2307 for information.

2BR/1BA DUPLEX, Holmes Beach $620 month;
2BR/2BA triplex, Bradenton Beach $625 month;
2BR/2BA condo, Bridgeport $725 month; 2BR/2BA
home by Ringling Museum $900 month. Call
Wagner Realty 778-2246 or 800-211-2323.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA walk to beach and bay avail-
able. 203 2nd Street North, #2, $500 month; #4
wood floors, $524 month. Manager next door, $350
deposit, 779-2245 or 813-258-2411.

NICE 2 BR/2BA DUPLEX apartments. Steps to
beach, new carpet, central air, $700 plus security.
Includes water, garbage. Couples, no pets. 3202
6th Avenue, 778-1259.

2BR/2BA DUPLEX for rent. White tile floors, two-
car carport, three years new. $675 month, $675 se-
curity. Call Mark, 744-0126.

SHARE A DUPLEX furnished apartment until De-
cember 1 on Anna Maria Island. Walk to beach, re-
ally nice, $575 month including cable TV, tele-
phone, utilities. Call 779-9074.

SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA Block to Gulf, fenced yard,
side deck, large kitchen, washer/dryer, dishwasher.
$925 month includes water and trash. 795-8054.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 209 71st st., Holmes Beach.
Beautiful 2BR/2BA, one block to beach, all appli-
ances, washer/dryer, covered parking, storage. No
pets. $775 month, $1000 deposit. Available July
15. Call 778-9689.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. Large 30x14 lanai, dish-
washer, washer/dryer. Near beach. Carport, tropi-
cal yard, available now. 778-3892.

CHARMING 1BR/1BA in North Holmes Beach. Washer/
dryer included. Annual $550 month plus utilities. First, last,
security, references. 941-302-0779, 778-0661.

RENTAL AVAILABLE to February 1999. Furnished
2BR/1BA, 300 feet to beach, all utilities paid $750.
778-4523, 800-977-0803.


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> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
Tuesday and/or Saturday.
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Wednesday and/or Sunday.
* > Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Ir- *
rigation with treated wastewater allowed any
* time.)
>- Car owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
* long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off
nozzle.
* > Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors allowed
for 10 minutes daily.
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Call the Southwest Florida Water Management District
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VACATION BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA
complete. Ground floor, $700 week, $2,200 month;
beachfront 1BR $600 week; 1BR pool-side, $500
week, 778-4523, 800-977-0803.



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OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12


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Accounting, Bookkeeping and Tax Services
Performed at YOUR convenience
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Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
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 ...


Kitchen & Bath Cabinets
Entertainment Centers


Antique Repair


Mobile Detail Service
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MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
ave to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.





Please note new phone number:
371-8006
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.


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HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA. Large lot, deep canal,
dock, enclosed lanai. Must see. Owner 779-1512.
HOLMES BEACH CANAL lot. Deep water, excellent
seawall, drive by 230 South Harbor Drive. Skyway
view. Below appraisal at $169,000. 778-0019.
WATERFRONT LOT Anna Maria. Unobstructed views
of Tampa Bay and Skyway bridge. One of a kind. 205
S. Bay, 50 x 199', $190,000. Call 215-509-7474.

FOURPLEX, 300 feet to beach, ground floor, (3)
2BR, (1) 1BR close to everything. 108 39th street.
778-4523, 800-977-0803.


TIMESHARE, Resort 66. Half price, ground floor,
four weeks #103, back to back June and July; 1
week, oceanfront #112, end of July. 778-4523, 800-
977-0803.


ANNA MARIA LOT. Only steps to the Gulf or Tampa
Bay from this corner building lot at the north end of
the Island. $99,000. Call Carol Williams 744-0700
evenings. Smith Realtors 778-0777.
DON'T BUY A CONDO until you talk to Yvonne. My
knowledge and experience can help you zero in on
the one that fits your budget and lifestyle. Call
Yvonne Higgins, specializing in Island and Mainland
condos. Wagner Realty, 778-2246 or 800-211-2323.
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, July 4, 1-3 p.m. Custom
remodeled 2BR/2BA beach house designed for se-
renity by renowned architect. Awaken to laughing
gulls, splash in the surf, walk in the white beach, no
sound of traffic, only the lapping waves of the spar-
kling Gulf. $299,000. 760 North Shore Drive, Anna
Maria. Follow signs. Call and ask for Michael Advo-
cate, Wagner Realty, 778-2246, evenings 778-0608.



Visitors from out of town,
but not enough room?

We can help! Victorias On The Gulf
offers spacious, clean and affordable
lodging facilities for your guests. We also
offer special discounted rates for local
residents ... 15% OFF any apartment,
1 or 2 bedroom. Minimum of two nights.
These Gulf view units offer enough space
for a whole family. Assure your guests of
a comfortable visit ... and you don't
have to sleep on the couch! A quiet,
family-friendly facility for nice people.

CALL 778-7373 For Details


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TRAILER with 18 by 10-foot side room, yard boat
storage, #416 4th Street, SandPiper, $21,000. 778-
4523, 800-977-0803.
FOUR UNIT rental property across from beach. Two
1BR and two 2BR. $209,000. Call 778-9443 leave
message.
NICE 4BR/4BA DUPLEX, steps to beach and shop-
ping, central heat and air, good condition $145,000.
3202 6th Ave., Holmes Beach, 778-1259.
HOUSE FOR SALE 2BR/2BA elevated. 2917
Avenue C, Holmes Beach $150,000. 778-5125.
WATERFRONT LOTS, direct Gulf/Bay access, mag-
nificent views, quiet locations, cleared, ready to build.
Cul de sacs of Gull $159K; Kumquat $269K. 778-1204.
BY OWNER, HOLMES BEACH Single family home
with mother-in-law suite, on large duplex lot, ground
floor, tropical setting, 100 yards to beach, $235,000.
778-0103.
OPEN HOUSE July 5, 1-4 p.m. 610 Hampshire Lane,
Holmes Beach. 3BR/2.5BA canal front $275,000. A
Paradise, Inc. Realtor 778-4800.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate adver-
tising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial
status includes children under age of 18 living with parents
or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing
custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not
knowing accept any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on
an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination
call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing
impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


You gotta kiss
Sa lot of frogs
to find a prince
Sof a property
manager!

A Paradise Rental Management leaps out
among all area rental teams! Call for results.
COMPARE:
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
International Contacts
Occupancy Rate
Total Rental Income Per Property
For company details contact:
A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach


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Open House Sun. 1-4PM 522 Pine Avenue
207 Gladiolus 3BR/2BA $250,000 2BR/1 BA $109,900


527 Bayview Place 604 Concord Lane
2BR/2BA $179,900 3BR/2BA $199,500


506 70th Street
2BR/2BA $162,000






5072 Marina Drive
Business $45,000


6500 Flotilla Dr. #166 Westbay Pt.
2BR/2BA $165,000






205 Spring Avenue
3BR/2.5BA $224,500


211 North Harbor Drive
3BR/2.5BA $239,900


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501 Key Royale Drive 538 Key Royale Drive
3BR/2BA $245,000 3BR/2.5BA $299,000


522 Bayview Place
2BR/2BA $255,000


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813 Jacaranda Drive 515 71st Street
4BR/3BA $259,000 3BR/2BA $275,000


Open House Sun 1-4PM
619 Foxworth La 2BR/2BA $379,500


9901 Gulf Drive
$500,000


516 Magnolia Avenue 526 75 Street
3BR/2BA $209,500 4BR/3BA $279,900


1406 Gulf Dr. S, Coquina Moorings
3BR/2BA $219,900


106 17 St N $59,900
114 Pine Ave $115,000
516 Kumquat Dr $196,000

LOTS


820 South Bay Blvd.
3BR/3BA $725,000


620 Fox Street
3BR/2BA $225,000


404 71st Street
2BR/2BA & 2BR/1 BA $239,900


706 Rose Street
2BR/1 BA & 2BR/1 BA $235,000


Wihen yoiu eed to buy or sell, head for the ills!
Located at 419 SPinxe Avenue, inx historic Anna Maria
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