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Canal dredging: opening Pandora's Box?
By Pat Copeland
The million-dollar question is, "Who will pay for
dredging the city's canals?" said members of the
Holmes Beach Canal Commission last week.
One member compared the impending debate to
opening Pandora's Box and said it could rival the city's
10-year dispute over ownership of the docks in the T-
As mandated by the comprehensive plan, the com-
mission is charged with completing a report on the fea-
sibility and costs of dredging the city's canals by June
30. Because its fact-finding is not finished, the commit-
tee agreed to file an interim report and seek more time
to complete its study.
The question of funding arose as commissioners
discussed the content of the report.
"My position is that since the city owns most of the
canals, they should be maintained by the city," Bob
Jorgensen said. "The city patrols them and issues per-
mits for repair and replacement of docks and seawalls.
The city assumed the responsibility and ownership of
The fireworks display at the Beach House Restaurant,
Bradenton Beach, on July 3 was rated "stupendous" by
the record crowd., slnnder Photo: Chris Dolan
the T-end canals."
"There will be counter arguments and it will get
very political," Commissioner Jerry Perry pointed out.
"You'll find the majority of people who don't live on
canals or own a boat will raise a hue and cry against
paying extra taxes for dredging."
Jorgensen compared the issue to the city's funding
of repairs to the Key Royale Bridge. He said all prop-
erty owners benefit, either directly or indirectly, by
having navigable canals they can use and they enjoy
increased property values.
"Who wants property values to go up?" Perry
countered. "They've gone up so much that a lot of or-
dinary people are getting priced off this Island."
"I think if the city owns most of the canals, it
should set some policy of city responsibility," Commis-
sioner Louie Strickland said.
Commissioner Sam Planck, who was out of town,
left a memo in which he suggested that each canalfront
property owner vote on whether to dredge or not.
"I think another consideration would be to let ev-
ery person in the city pay since the improvement of the
to be new
Although Bill Arnold won't officially take office
as a Bradenton Beach city commissioner until July 16,
he's assured of a seat representing Ward 1.
Arnold was the only person picked by the remain-
ing four commissioners last week a unanimous
choice, as it were.
Arnold, 68, will fill the commission seat vacated
by Dan Goodchild, who moved to North Carolina.
Arnold ran unsuccessfully against Goodchild last year
for the position he will now take July 16.
Arnold is married, has three children and two
grandchildren, and has lived in Bradenton Beach full
time for eight years.
He is retired from General Motors of Oklahoma
City, where he was a heavy machinery operator and
conducted emissions tests on vehicles. He also owned
and managed a restaurant. Arnold also worked in the
aircraft and aerospace industry as an assistant project
office manager, serving as troubleshooter between de-
partments. He also attended Macintosh Business Col-
lege in Massachusetts.
Arnold said during his campaign last year that
planning and scheduling within the city was his pri-
mary goal if elected.
canals would ultimately raise the property value of
every house in the city," Planck stated in his memo.
The Town of Longboat Key has been studying
the dredging issue since 1993 and has both private
and city-owned canals, Jorgensen said. The estimate
for dredging its canals to a five-foot depth is $1.8
"They're of the opinion the property owners should
pay a good portion of this," he explained. "Based on
what the county has indicated, whenever you ask prop-
erty owners to pay, they all vote against it."
The city of Cape Coral has had an ongoing canal
dredging program for 10 years, Jorgensen said. The
program is funded by assessing all property owners a
stormwater utility fee, which is spent on dredging,
stormwater runoff problems and street sweeping.
Commissioners agreed the city should decide
whether to assume ownership of the few remaining
The city is included in a University of Florida study
by Dr. Gustavo Antonini to measure the depth of the
city's canals and chart the types of boats that use them.
Another issue discussed by commissioners was the
appropriate depth at which to dredge the canals.
"I don't agree with Antonini's concept that the
canals should be dredged based on the type of boats
that use them," Jorgensen said. "I find this ridiculous.
If there are only shallow-draft or small boats on a ca-
nal, eventually no deep-draft or larger boats could ever
go on that canal."
Planck agreed with Jorgensen and noted, "With that
line of reasoning, canals will only get shallower and shal-
lower over the years until there are no boats left ...."
Perry said Antonini's study will give the city some
indication of how deep the canals should be dredged.
"Antonini's argument is not to minimize the dredg-
ing, but to make it economically feasible," Perry noted.
"From what I have seen, there are both big and small
boats on our canals. The dredging is not going to be just
for the little boats."
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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
JULY 8, 1998
 PAGE 2 0 JULY 8, 1998 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Architectural drawing of the one-story building at the former Anchorage property off Bay Drive North in Anna Maria, facing Tampa Bay.
Plaza, church plans in the works in Anna Maria
Plans for two major developments are being re-
viewed in Anna Maria.
Preliminary site plans for Jim Toomey's Bayview
Plaza, at the old Anchorage restaurant property at Pine
Avenue and Bay Drive North, have been bouncing
back and forth between Public Works Director Phil
Charnock and architect.Tom Eatman for several weeks.
A number of minor problems have been corrected,
Charnock said, and pending any further problems, he
said the plans appear acceptable.
July book sale at
Nonfiction books on hobbies, gardening,
self-help topics, science, history and travel are the
featured sales items for the month of July at
Tingley Memorial Library, 111 N. Second St.,
Every summer Tingley volunteers weed out
lesser read books to make room for upcoming
titles. These like-new, donated books are avail-
able for purchase for costs ranging from 25 cents
to $4. Proceeds are used for the purchase of new
This community library, located just behind
Bradenton Beach City Hall, is open to all local
Plans for Bayview Plaza include two buildings.
The northernmost structure, off Bay Drive North,
would be one story; the building off Pine Avenue two
stories. A mix of commercial, retail and professional
uses would comprise the tenants of the two buildings.
Also, site plans for expansion of Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., have been submit-
ted. A part of what will eventually be more than $1
million in expansion work, the plans call for a covered
car entrance, parking and addition of bathrooms. Archi-
residents and Island visitors for a $1 annual mem-
bership fee. A local phone number, address and
picture identification are all that is necessary for
Recreational reading is the primary focus of
Tingley's collection. Bestsellers, mysteries, bi-
ographies and audio books are well represented.
The library is privately funded so donations of
books, periodicals and money are gratefully
accepted. Volunteers for the summer are also
For more information and summer hours of
operation, call Tingley at 779-1208.
tect for the church is Jerry Zoller.
Still needed for both projects is drainage approval
by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Final construction drawings must also be submitted to
The public works supervisor is the only reviewing
entity for major development plans in the city. When
the two big jobs were in the talking stage several
months ago, Charnock suggested changing city laws to
call for the plans to come before planning and zoning
board members, the city commission, or both.
The enhanced rKeview suggestion was not acted
upon and final approval or rejection rests with
Also at the church planned for later, no more
than four years down the road is a new administra-
tion building of 3,000 square feet. This project will
entail extensive revision and reallocation of educa-
tional facilities in the present administration area of the
The social hall also will get a major overhaul, with
the false roof removed to meet fire regulations, and
extensive revamping of the kitchen.
Also on the church's physical-plant agenda is grad-
ing and covering with shell the two lots it bought for
$160,000 for additional parking. Adjacent to the church
grounds, the lots were part of the old Fast Eddie's /
Anchorage restaurant property.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 8, 1998 E PAGE 3 jj
Tax question first up for marina sale to city
By Paul Roat
It's gotta be tax exempt, or it's not gonna happen.
That seems to sum up the current status of the pro-
posal by Allan Bazzy for Bradenton Beach to take over
his Bradenton Beach Marina operation.
City officials are awaiting a response from John
Stokes, a Tampa attorney specializing in municipal
bond issues, on the issue of whether the city can oper-
ate the marina through a management entity possi-
bly Bazzy and still get low-interest loans to buy the
marina. Commissioners have indicated they would not
be interested in having city employees handle the day-
to-day operation of the marina.
Bazzy has offered the Bradenton Beach Marina to
the city for $6.2 million. Bazzy said the sale price is
"not negotiable. The $6.2 million sale price is $6.2
million because it gives you, with no money down, an
immediate cash flow."
However, that sale price and Bazzy's assurances of
a "positive cash flow" are based on interest rates in the
five-percent range for a tax-exempt entity. City Attor-
ney Alan Prather said preliminary talks with Stokes
indicated that the city would have to fully operate the
marina to qualify for the low-interest loans.
Stokes is also being requested to describe, as
Prather wrote him, "various possible scenarios for op-
eration in relationship to the probability of tax exempt
financing being obtained based on those scenarios of
Stokes' written opinion is expected later this
The marina, located just south of the Cortez Bridge
on Anna Maria Sound, is about 3.2 acres. It comprises
four businesses: wet and dry storage slip rentals and
fuel sales; boat sales and service; boat rentals; and
Shrimp Louie's restaurant.
City officials have agreed to spend up to $46,500
to review environmental, legal, financial and other as-
pects of turning the Bradenton Beach Marina into a
municipal service. However, Prather has said he wants
to resolve the tax-exempt status question before pro-
ceeding with any of the other, more expensive, aspects
Kayla Burke, 6, of Or-
lando, worked last month
with her grandmother,
Joan Burke of Anna
Maria, a third-year
volunteer for the Anna
Maria Island Turtle
Watch. Burke's "watch.
section" is along the bay
south of the Anna Maria
City Pier. Kayla excitedly
discovered turtle tracks
before sunrise on June 10
which turned out to be a
false crawl. Islander
of the research prior to any purchase of the marina.
The city commission has agreed to enter into a le-
gal contract with Bazzy once the tax question is re-
solved. A number of stipulations are to be included in
the agreement, including how and if the city can sell the
marina at some future date.
Mayor Connie Drescher approached Bazzy several
months ago to ask his opinion on different ways to raise
revenue for the city. One of Bazzy's solutions was for
the city to buy the Bradenton Beach Marina.
He said he has had the operation for a number of
years and is ready to move on.
"The majority of cities draw a substantial income
from their marinas," he said. As an example, he said the
annual interest payment on $6.2 million based at a five
percent loan would be $32,500 "and in May 1998, with
75 percent occupancy, the Bradenton Beach Marina
Commissioner Gail Cole has said the marina pur-
chase is "do-able. I have talked with three different
qualified financial investors. They have stated that 'it
is all in how it is structured.' The issue of management
is also do-able. It would be all in the wording. We
would have to be careful."
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Five traffic islands adopted, eight await 'parents'
By Pat Copeland
A project to beautify the city's traffic islands is
well on its way, reported Sheila Hurst, chairman of
the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Advi-
She told board members last week that busi-
nesses have pledged to adopt five of the 13 available
islands. The group recently asked businesses, civic
groups and individuals to adopt, plant and maintain
"A couple of people have called me at home and
others have left applications at city hall," Hurst said.
"Paradise Bagels wants the two at Manatee Avenue
and East Bay Drive and Sanddollar Gifts wants the
one at the intersection of Palm, Key Royale and
Other adoptors are Stewart's Lawn Service -
Gulf Drive at Manatee County Public Beach; and
Anna Maria Oyster Bar the medians at Marina
and Gulf Drives.
"Ella Briggs will adopt the island with Jeb
Stewart," Mayor Carol Whitmore reported. "She's
going to pay a nursery to landscape it and he'll main-
Whitmore asked board members to set criteria
for planting and maintenance. However, Public
Works Supervisor Joe Duennes advised them to keep
the procedure simple.
"They should come to us first with a plan," said
Roger Lutz, the city commission's liaison to the
Hurst said she'll get the process started as soon
Members agreed that each island will have a sign
naming the group that has adopted it. The green and
white signs will be one foot by one foot and the top
of the sign will be two feet from ground level.
The city will have the signs made for uniformity
but the adoptors will pay for the signs. Duennes said
he will check on sign prices.
Lutz said the city should purchase a watering
tank to put on the back of a pickup truck or a trailer
Traffic island available for adoption
This unusual little traffic island on 76th Street in Holmes Beach is one of eight still awaiting adoption by a
business, civic group or individual. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
for watering the islands.
"We should have a tandem-axle trailer anyway,
to move our tractor to the other coast during emer-
gencies," Duennes said. "It's part of our agreement
with EOC [Manatee County Emergency Operations
Center]. A good one would be under $1,000 and the
insurance and maintenance would be much cheaper
than a vehicle. I'll look into it."
Traffic islands remaining to be adopted are:
Gulf Drive, 37th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Gulf Drive and Third Avenue.
Gulf Drive and Sunrise Lane.
Palm and Gulf Drives.
Gulf Drive and 58th Street.
Gulf Drive and 56th Street.
5300 block of Gulf Drive at Martinique condo-
Gateway project on hold
The beautification board learned its Gateway to
Holmes Beach project must be put on hold until fis-
cal year 1999/2000. Members were hoping for an
October start for the project, which will beautify the
area from the Anna Maria Bridge to the traffic light
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at Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive.
The project is expected to cost $80,000. A
Florida Department of Transportation grant will
fund half the amount with the city funding the re-
mainder. Whitmore said she put $40,000 into the
city's 1998-99 proposed budget for the project.
However, Duennes said he learned there are no
more DOT grant funds available for 1998-99 fiscal
"They're already used up," Duennes explained.
"Our next shot is 1999-2000. In order to start the ball
rolling, the commission needs to adopt a resolution
stating the city intends to pursue a grant."
After the resolution is adopted, a DOT landscape
manager will meet with board members to explain
the grant application.
Update on other projects
Members nixed a proposed project to beautify
Avenue E with potted plants and gravel, as sug-
gested by Manatee County Master Gardeners.
"Will that really work?" Lutz asked. "It might
look good the first week but I'm skeptical. How big
are the pots? Will people steal them?"
Duennes said he is opposed to the project.
"That area of the city has a certain personality that
no other area of the city has," he pointed out. "It's one
of the first areas built in the city and it has its own char-
acter. I don't know what kind of potted plants you'll
have that have that kind of endurance. People would
have to truly adopt them and look after them."
Member Mary Strickland said she lives on Av-
enue E and the real problem is unkempt homes and
properties that need to be cleaned up and repaired.
"I think the key is going after the ones that need
to be condemned," Duennes said. "The code en-
forcement officer is in contact with the owners who
said they'll tear it all down this fall. But we have no
guarantee unless we pursue it."
Board members said they will ask Code Enforce-
ment Officer Walter Wunderlich to pursue code vio-
lations in the area.
Lutz, who has been looking into new street signs
Privateers award four collage scholarships
Monica Johnson, Jared Fox-Tuck, Layla Copeland and Sanna Stubblebine, from the left, received college
scholarships from the Anna Maria Island Privateers at Saturday's Fourth of July picnic at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. Johnson, daughter of Susan and Alan Johnson of Anna Maria, received $500
toward studies at Manatee Community College. Fox-Tuck, the son of Sheila Fox-Tuck of Holmes Beach, also
received $500 toward studies at MCC. He hopes to follow MCC in aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle
Aeronautics University, Dayton Beach. Copeland, the daughter of Doug and Pat Copeland of Anna Maria,
received the $2,500 Whitey Horton Scholarship. She will attend Florida State University, Tallahassee, major-
ing in fine art. Stubblebine, of Bradenton, a senior majoring in Medieval Renaissance at University of South
Florida at New College, received a special award of $500. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
and lamp posts for the city, said he is trying to find
a grant to fund the project.
"I did talk to the architect for city hall and asked
him to present some designs for upgraded street
lamps and signs to the city commission," Lutz noted.
"Maybe we could start the project by doing this strip
from the edge of the property all the way down."
The project could be expanded block by block
until the city is completed, he said.
Lutz said Police Chief Jay Romine is studying
the barricades in the city to see which ones can be re-
moved, painted, or replaced with trees. Members
previously discussed ways to beautify the city's un-
sightly traffic barricades.
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Canal questions, answers
Holmes Beach is wrestling with a problem which will
probably come before city boards in Anna Maria and, to
a lesser part, Bradenton Beach in the coming years the
dredging of canals for navigational purposes.
And more, who will pay and how deep to dredge
Studies are going on even as you read this in most
of the waterways in Manatee County. The Board of
County Commissioners authorized a $150,000 study by
Dr. Gustavo Antonini to look at water depths as part of
a regional approach to dredging.
Antonini, who is a professor at the University of
Florida, Gainesville, has completed a similar study in
Sarasota County and has arrived at some interesting
results primarily that just a few feet of dredging in
a canal can accommodate most of the boats that will
use that canal.
Let's face it, if there's a canal in a modest neigh-
borhood of solid, single-family homes, there's not too
much call to dredge the canal so it can accommodate
60-foot-long, deep-draft vessels.
What's more, to dredge out the canal below the
average seawall-edge depth of six or eight feet would
probably undermine the seawall and cause it to tumble
into the drink at the cost of tens of thousands of
homeowner replacement dollars.
It should be very interesting particularly to the
Holmes Beach Canal Commission to see what Dr.
Antonini comes up with when his study of Manatee
County waterways is made available later this year.
Congrats to soon-to-be
Bill Arnold is probably figuring the fat lady has
already sung in Bradenton Beach in light of a unani-
mous ballot from seated commissioners for his take
over of the Ward 1 city commission seat.
Arnold, who campaigned unsuccessfully against Dan
Goodchild last year, was the obvious choice to take over
Goodchild's vacated seat. After all, he was willing then to
put his hat in the ring, talked with the people and was
narrowly defeated in the December election.
Congratulations to soon-to-be Commissioner
And a pat on the back to the city commission for
unanimously "doing the right thing."
We still covet a postcard from syndicated humorist
Dave Berry after an "alert reader" sent him our story about
Anna Maria city commissioners giving serious discussion
to filling an empty seat there by putting names in a hat.
Berry replied to us, "Can we do that for president?"
Apparently seeing a lack of wisdom, that commis-
sion chose otherwise.
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'Abandon irresponsible pursuit'
This is to expand on comments attributed to me
in the June 24 issue of The Islander Bystander re-
garding the purchase of a marina by Bradenton
As a former owner/operator of a related busi-
ness, 1 have urged the mayor and others not to even
consider buying the businesses associated with the
marina. For the city to become involved in the risks
associated with a recreational business subject to
economic vagaries of every kind (note the devastat-
ing effect on the industry following the luxury tax
fiasco of 1988) would go beyond fiscal recklessness.
If the city was interested in buying the land on
which the marina sits I recommended the following:
1) That the city get a professional appraisal of
the value of the land and improvements less any pe-
troleum storage devices. That appraisal would be the
basis of an offer to purchase.
2) That any purchase be made with low interest,
tax exempt revenue bonds, not general obligation
3) That the rental income to the city from who-
ever leased the land to operate the marina be tax
Since then, the city attorney has stated that the
project would not qualify for either tax exempt rev-
enue bonds or be exempt from taxes. Despite that
knowledge, and contrary to my recommendations,
the city is going forward with a study to buy the
entire marina, including .four operating businesses,
for a non-negotiable price exceeding $6 million.
This is a totally irresponsible pursuit.
By the criteria I submitted, the idea should be
abandoned. To spend even one dollar of city funds
to explore further this idea would, in my view, be a
waste of taxpayers' money.
Ken Lohn, Bradenton Beach
Tourney producers say thanks
We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone
who helped make this year's Fishing the Islands
Tournament a big success. Without the support of the
community, our sponsors, advertisers and, of course,
our fishermen, we would never be able to stage this
But the real backbone of the event is our friends
and neighbors who volunteer their time and energy to
help make the tournament successful.
They are: George, Sue and Mike O'Connor; Chris
and Darlene McNamara; Hugh, Chris and Katie
Holmes; Billy and Sharon O'Connor; Stewart, Trudy
and Stew Moon; Justin, Kelly and Katie Moore; Jim
Zacharias; Hector Nadrano; Mary, Megan and Daniel
Miller; Larry Sweetin; Ed and Ashley Chiles; Gary
Wooten; Fred Bartisal; Bob, Amy, Colleen and Molly
Slicker; Colleen Cosgrove; Ann and Brian DeBellevue;
Judy and Lauren Titsworth; Jeannie Bystrom; Dave
and Diana Robinson; Gib Bergquist; Frank Sinnott;
Alan Bobo; Jim, Pidge and Nicky Taylor; Lynn
French; Bobby and Mel Hardy; and all the staff at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Without you, we couldn't do it. Thanks.
Jen and Bill Lowman, Holmes Beach
Our best to Birdie
Thank you for the recent articles on Birdie
[Tebbetts]. The articles were well done and brought out
what a wonderful person Birdie is, as well as how much
he has done for the game.
Please give him our best. We hope he is doing well.
David Dombrowski, Executive Vice President,
Florida Marlins Baseball Club,
1997 World Champions
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your letters to the Editor.
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the city you reside in anonymous letters will not be
printed. All letters to the editor will remain on file in
our office and available to the public.
Mail or drop your letters off addressed to Editor,
The Islander Bystander, Island Shopping Center, 5404
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THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 6, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder
Rurick Cobb's one-room schoolhouse no doubt resembled this one on Snead
Island in the early 1900s.
Soon after Rurick Cobb and his
family settled in their new home on the
southern end of Anna Maria Key,
Rurick set about constructing on a cor-
ner of his land a rough-hewn building
about the size of a hen house.
He intended the crude little cabin to
be a schoolhouse for the Island young-
sters. (It may have been a stipulation of
Rurick's -Georgia-born wife before
bringing her children to uncivilized
But there was a problem.
The Manatee County school
board's rule was that 10 pupils had to
be enrolled in order for a teacher to be
provided. And altogether there were
only four school-age youngsters on the
Key: two of Rurick's brother Sam's
three children, Mazie, 10, and Louis
Samuel, 7; and two of Rurick's three
offspring, Beatrice and Emerson, about
the same age as their cousins. (The four
Wilbur Hall children were all under 6;
and the John R. Jones and Jose Casanas
children were all grown.)
Anna Maria Cobb Riles, born on
the Island in 1897, recalled years later
that there was a bit of finagling. Her
cousin Louis Rurick was 5, and she and
her friend Edith Hall were both only 4.
But the three of them were registered
for school as age 6.
Though this only added up to seven
pupils, the school board "winked" and
came up with $50 as the stipend for a
schoolmarm. Popular, young Gertrude
Bear, formerly a teacher at the Cortez
school whose folks lived on Perico Is-
land, also would receive room-and-
board at Rurick's home.
The Anna Maria parents were de-
Classes were taught outdoors in parts
of Manatee County.
lighted when the school opened for a
six-month term during the fall and win-
ter of 1901-1902.
Edith Hall, eldest of the Hall tots,
had the farthest to go-nearly six miles
down and six miles back. Her mother
usually hitched up the wagon to take
Edith down to Cobb's Comers and from
there Edith walked on down to school
with the Cobb kids.
In the afternoons the Cobb tribe
would "walk" Edith home. It was a
chance to romp on the beach together.
To take off their shoes and splash in the
surf, poke in the fiddler crab hideaways,
gather seashells and go home with arm-
fuls of purplish seagrass and golden
beach daisies for their mothers.
It was a happy time the Island
youngsters never forgot.
But next fall the schoolhouse re-
mained shuttered. Regretfully, the county
officials refused to pay for another term.
Beloved teacher "Miss Gerty" soon mar-
ried and moved to Sarasota.
For four years there was no school-
ing for the youngsters except tutoring
by their mothers. Then Sam Cobb's
wife Annie taught classes in her home.
By 1910 the teacher was Martha
(Mattie) Raymond, Annie's twin sister.
The school was still struggling in
1912. In a letter written on Feb. 5 to
"Miz Mattie," school superintendent
L.L. Hine noted, "We were very much
surprised to see that your report only
showed an enrollment of six pupils, two
of whom had attended another school
this term."(This probably was a refer-
ence to "borrowing pupils" from an-
other school; one of the Cobb boys re-
called that he used to report "present" at
the school, then spend the day working
on his father's farm.)
Finally, in 1914 when the Island
population began to creep up, a proper
schoolhouse was built on Magnolia
Avenue in Anna Maria. It was in use as
a school until today's Anna Maria El-
ementary School went up in 1951. Af-
ter that it served as a youth center until
the present Island Community Center
replaced it in the 1980s.
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Marisa Bergquist named to MHS Hall of Fame
By Pat Copeland
Marisa Bergquist of Holmes Beach has received
the most prestigious honor Manatee High School can
Bergquist, a recent graduate and honor student at
MHS, was one of three students voted to be in the
school's Hall of Fame. She is the daughter of Gib
[Cracker's Crumbs author and columnist] and
"I was really excited and surprised," Marisa
Bergquist exclaimed. "It's the highest honor you can
get. Our names will be added to a plaque in the ad-
Bergquist explained that each year students in
the top third of the graduating class apply to be
named to the Hall of Fame. A panel of students and
teachers narrows the applicants to 12, then the entire
student body votes to narrow the selection to three.
Bergquist, whose resume could rival someone
three times her age, was in the top 20 percent of her
class. She has earned a host of awards and honors in-
cluding the class leadership award, outstanding
leader in the senior class, Golden Herald candidate
in journalism and commencement speaker.
She was selected to participate in the Junior
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to a variety of areas important to Manatee County."
She was selected by her teachers to attend the
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lished in the Manatee Masterpieces magazine, an
annual school publication that features students' fic-
tion, poetry, photography and art works.
She also participated in numerous school activi-
ties such as class officer and student council repre-
sentative, the School Improvement Team, CANE
Pride, Spanish and drama clubs and soccer.
"The School Improvement Team is a group of
student council representatives and teachers who
work on school policy," she explained. "The class
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New teen club opens
All Cortez-area teenagers are invited to the first
meeting of the Cortez Teen Club, a new activity of the
Cortez Community Center.
All youth ages 11 to 18 are eligible to attend.
The meeting will be held at the center, 4517 123rd
St. Ct. W., in the fishing village on Friday, July 10,
at 6:30 p.m.
Teen Club will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays dur-
ing the summer and on Fridays during the school year.
The teens will be planning a series of events including
pizza parties, field trips, movies and sport competi-
tions. Opportunities to participate in community ser-
vice will be presented.
All activities are supervised and volunteers are
For more information, call the center at 792-7494
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
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benefit for the Longboat Key Bayfront Park Recreation
Center will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
July 18, at Whitney Beach Shopping Plaza, 6800 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, on the far north end of Longboat Key.
All proceeds will benefit the Rec Center's efforts
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The Holmes Beach Police Department's citizen
survey is a rousing success, showing a satisfaction rate
of 98 to 100 percent, said Chief Jay Romine.
The survey was initiated by Romine in April 1997
and survey forms are given to complainants and resi-
dents calling for assistance, as well as those arrested by
the department's officers.
"We are first and foremost servants of the city,"
Romine noted. "I want to know what we are doing right
and how we can improve our services."
The complainant survey asks respondents to rate
the department on phone procedure and rate the officer
on response time, demeanor and ability to handle the
circumstances using boxes marked good, fair and poor.
It also asks whether the complainant was satisfied or
not. There is a section for additional comments.
"As a supervisor, I need to recognize jobs well
done," Romine explained. "I also need to know where
we are lacking. I can't be everywhere all the time."
The following is a sampling of complainants' com-
It was pleasure working with the department.
This is the best police department I've ever
I've always had a great experience in dealing with
the local police.
All police departments should be as outstanding
as Holmes Beach. You are a model for others. This is
community policing at its best.
Officers were described as "very professional,"
"courteous," "helpful," "patient," "polite" and "con-
cerned about our feelings." Several respondents said
the chief should add "excellent" to the choice of boxes
The survey for arrestees is somewhat different and
asks if the officer was professional, if the respondent
was treated fairly and with respect, if the situation was
handled properly and if the respondent was satisfied or
not. There is also a section for additional comments.
"The response from these was smaller but there
was a 100 percent satisfaction rate," Romine noted.
All the respondents answered yes to all the ques-
tions and the comments were very positive. The follow-
ing is a sampling of arrestees comments:
The officers were very understanding of the situ-
ation and definitely treated me with respect.
It could have been much worse if not for the
You have a police force to be proud of.
It is refreshing to know that your officers haven't
forgotten that we're all in this together.
I was given every opportunity to explain myself
and treated courteously throughout the incident.
The officer acted on the information available to
him. He was absolutely correct.
It is reassuring that the Holmes Beach Police
Department is firmly on the side of its citizens.
... and Anna
A list of law enforcement problems appears to
have been corrected in Anna Maria.
City commissioners last month raised a num-
ber of concerns about the performance of Mana-
tee County sheriff's deputies contracted by the
city for police services.
Among the concerns were deputies spending
too much time in the office and not enough time
on the road, no increase in speeding tickets even
after the city purchase of radar guns, deputies
having dinner together rather than patrolling and
deputies not regularly attending city commission
meetings to answer questions by officials or citi-
Mayor Chuck Shumard said he spoke with
Capt. Patric Simonet and Sgt. Jim Tillner regard-
ing the issues raised and said many had been re-
solved. Shumard said they agreed not to dine to-
gether and to attend meetings if there were no
Tillner said although radar guns had been
purchased by the city, not all the officers were
checked out on the devices yet, but that ongoing
training would correct that problem in the near
Probably the biggest sticking point was the
time officers spend in the office. Simonet said that
officers usually came to the office to write reports.
He said it was more efficient to handle reports at
a desk rather than in a patrol car, and he would not
favor changing that policy. Commissioners
seemed to accept his explanation.
Simonet said he would also direct deputies to
increase the patrols to combat a rise in burglaries
to buildings. So far in 1998 there have been nine
house break-ins, three above average.
"We feel we are a very safe community,"
Commissioner Robert McElheny said, "and we
want to continue to have that belief."
Officers were described as "very thorough,"
"gentlemen," "more than fair" and "courteous."
"I'm not necessarily looking for the respondent to
agree with what the officer did but I want to know
whether the officer was courteous and whether the re-
spondent was treated fairly," Romine explained.
Romine said he plans to continue with the survey.
The class of 1998 was honored at a graduation ceremony at School for Constructive Play in Anna Maria City.
Graduates decorate their mortar boards in preparation for the big event that includes a ceremony in the play
yard and snacks with their families. Islander Photo: Courtesy of John Hunt
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Islander representing United
States at world forum
Derek Pettigrew of Holmes Beach will be in New
York City next week, one of 36 young people world-
wide at the Goodwill Games/Youth Leadership Forum.
He will represent the youth of the U.S. at the forum
at the United Nations to discuss problems, hopes and
challenges facing young people throughout the world.
The forum will be July 14 to 20. Pettigrew, Florida
district governor of Key Club International, will attend
the International Key Club convention in Atlanta from
Thursday, July 9, until the New York meeting begins.
While in Atlanta he will receive the Outstanding
District Treasurer award for his work as treasurer of the
Florida district of Key Clubs during the past year. This
is the first time in eight years the award has been won
by a Floridian, said the organization.
The forum is part of the Summer of Goodwill from
May to August to "celebrate world-class sports, enter-
Pastels by 'SN' Etienne
The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, will feature a display of pastel works
by popular artist and former Holmes Beach resident
"SN" Etienne during the month of July.
A graduate of Manatee High School, Etienne be-
gan his career in the arts at the University of South
Florida in Tampa. He has just returned to USF to com-
plete a double bachelor of arts degree and has plans to
attend graduate school in Phoenix, Ariz., next year.
Descended from two generations of artists, Etienne
may have inherited his natural talent, but unlike his father,
who worked primarily in charcoal and acrylics, and his
grandfather, who worked in oil, this generation artist pre-
fers to work in soft pastels, which he says allows a "more
direct contact with the paper" on which he creates.
For 10 years, Etienne competed professionally as a
ballroom dancer, earning such titles as Southeastern
Dance Championship champion, Southern States Ameri-
can Rhythm champion and Southeastern States American
Rhythm champion. He also earned recognition for chore-
ography and is respected as a dance coach and instructor.
He says he's never stopped working in pastels,
often creating portraits of friends, acquaintances, the
famous and the infamous.
Temple reaches out with
Gates of Prayer
Temple Beth El has adopted the gender-neutral Gates
of Prayer book as part of Reform services at the Conser-
vative temple, President Stan Weinberg has announced.
The move is part of the temple's outreach to Re-
form Jews, he said, and is part of services Friday eve-
nings at 7:30 at the temple. Saturday services at 9 a.m.
will continue to be Conservative, Weinberg said.
Elsewhere on the Beth El program:
The first summer luncheon of the Sisterhood of
Temple Beth El will be Monday, July 13, at Nicki's
West 59th Street restaurant. Sylvia Cohen has further
information at 739-2900.
Mah jong lessons will be at the temple at 1 p.m.
Monday, Linda Sherman in charge at 794-1483.
Tuesday are "fun nights" at the temple, starting
at 7 p.m.
Zelda Sable is starting a book club, information
tainment and culture to benefit children."
The 1998 Goodwill Games will be a highlight of
the gathering. Founded by Ted Turner, the games have
been in Moscow in 1986, Seattle in 1990 and St. Pe-
tersburg in 1994. Some 1,300 world class athletes are
invited to participate in track and field, boxing, cy-
cling, diving, skating, gymnastics, soccer, swimming,
triathlon, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Beneficiaries will be the Boys & Girls Clubs of
America and UNICEF, part of the United Nations that
provides community services in health care, nutrition,
education and safe water and sanitation to developing
Young Pettigrew will make a presentation to in-
troduce himself and the U.S. to participants, then join
others in discussions of issues that affect young people
in the U.S. and other countries, and seek solutions.
Blood drive at Center
The mobile unit of the Manatee Commu-
nity Blood Center will be accepting blood do-
nations from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, July 10, at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Those 17 years of age and older are eli-
gible to make a contribution. All blood types
are needed. Donors should eat a healthy, bal-
anced breakfast and must present a photo iden-
tification and their Social Security number.
Appointments are being made in 20-
minute increments. To make an appointment,
call Cynthia Finn at the Community Center,
778-1908. For more information on donating,
call the Blood Center at 746-7195.
Gentle Spirits Revival
Friday and Saturday
Registration is still open for the Gentle Spirits
Revival seminar for women, to be held from 7 to 9
p.m. Friday, July 10, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
July 11, at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive,
The seminar will feature Bible teacher Robbie
Leech discussing the book of Luke.
Cost is $7.50, including lunch, and a children's
program for infants to sixth grade is available at no
Blast off at St. Bernard
Children in kindergarten through fourth grade are
invited to have a blast from 9 a.m. to noon Monday,
July 20, through Friday, July 24, at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church's "Space Mission Bible Camp." Space
missions will be held at the church's activity center,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Registration to St. Bernard's Vacation Bible
School will be limited, so young astronauts are asked
to register by July 13. For more information, call the
church at 778-4769 or Mrs. White at 794-8457.
Almo L. Shore
Almo L. Shore, 91, of Anna Maria Island and
Westport, Conn., died June 6 in Fairfield, Conn.
A native of Avondale, Mich., she lived many
years in Rochester and Birmingham, Mich. She was
active in the Rochester Garden Club and was a volun-
teer at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. Since
1988 she lived on Anna Maria and in Connecticutt.
She was an avid bridge player and a member of
senior groups on the Island and in Westport. Her late
husband. Arthur T.. was president of Shore-Severs
Co.. a Cadillac dealership in Detroit.
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Holmes Beach and Westport and Kathryn Patrikis of
Hamden, Conn.; five grandchildren; and seven great-
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Fourth of July parade, in recognition of her award of
one four scholarship presented by the organization.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I JULY 8, 1998 E PAGE 13 
TO THE DELIGHT OF ALL
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Nature preserve envisioned in Holmes Beach
By Jim Hanson
Holmes Beach is a step closer to turning 37 acres
of mangroves into "another Leffis Key."
The city has formally asked the state to buy
Grassy Point and turn it over to the city, which
would preserve it as a wetland, protect it from devel-
opment and use it passively as a nature park, perhaps
with boardwalks and nature trails.
What the city hopes to emulate, Leffis Key, is
the small peninsula at the south end of the Island
opposite Coquina Beach which was turned from
overgrown weeds and exotic species to the focus of
a great marine habitat.
Grassy Point is along Anna Maria Sound across
Gulf Drive from the Anna Maria Island Centre, a
shopping center with Walgreens and Shells, just
south of Manatee Avenue. It is a pristine mangrove
area with a small canal that could handle canoes
from the bay, said Billie Martini, whose "baby" the
area has become.
She said "it had been in my mind for several
years" that development should be prevented in the
area, which is the last large undeveloped waterfront 1:11:-
parcel in the city. Martini enlisted the help of Capt. -
James A. Zacharias of Cortez, member of the Mana- Mosquito ditches leading to a saltwater pond would make ideal canoe trails at Grassy Point in Holmes Beach
tee County Trails Committee, and then-Mayor Bob if the property may turn into public ownership. Islander Photos: Paul Roat
VanWagoner. Martini was then a city commissioner.
Ultimately the city got a big boost from the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program, whose
Jaime Doubeck helped City Treasurer Ann Mitchell
write the grant application.
That application was made to the Florida Com-
munities Trust and its Preservation 2000 program,
providing grants without requiring matching funds
for cities under 50,000 population. The application
envisions a purchase price of $715,350.
Three owners have the 37 acres now, and
Doubeck said their reaction was "optimistic." If the
state's response is favorable, it will send in an ap-
praiser and then negotiate with owners. A response
is expected in the fall, said Doubeck.
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too complicated a transaction to be undertaken now,
said Treasurer Mitchell. Besides, like the 37 acres,
its development would entail destruction of man-
groves, Martini observed, "and that's a no-no."
Mitchell said the city platted the whole area in
the 1950s and '60s, although as wetlands it was
unbuildablee." But the 1990s city board "wasn't
even aware that it existed until Billie Martini
brought it up."
Martini said she was delighted that NEP got in-
volved, and that will be a strong factor in any approval.
The application describes the area as mangrove
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 8, 1998 0 PAGE 15 MI
GRASSY POINT, FROM PAGE 14
swamp with red and black mangroves, tidal flats,
oyster bars, 3,000 feet of shoreline, a tidal estuarine
creek and seagrass beds. Its conservation would pro-
tect several jeopardized species such as manatees,
herons, egrets, ibis, eagles, osprey, pelican, wood
stork and others.
Not least, it would improve water quality, ac-
cording to the application. Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore noted that tests indicate Leffis Key
is helping substantially to clean up the bay in its
area, "and this will help in our part of the bay."
The city commission supports the proposal and
so does she, said Whitmore: "Anything to help save
my Island, that's how I feel about it."
Towering red mangroves dot the shoreline along
Anna Maria Sound at Grassy Point.
Ann Mitchell toured the site late last summer and later helped with the drafting of the application to purchase
the property as a nature preserve.
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UM PAGE 16 0 JULY 8, 1998 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
There will be a rain dance Friday night, weather per-
mitting. George Carlin
Carlin's rain dance has been canceled for 1998 -
due to excessive heat.
July 6 saw the mercury dip below 80 degrees (78)
at night for the first time in many weeks. Daily tem-
peratures higher than 90 degrees every day since the
beginning of June have become totally oppressive.
With heat factors bringing the "feels like" temperature
over 110 every day, words fail to describe the sultry
atmosphere surrounding Anna Maria Island.
Add to that a Gulf temperature of 86 degrees and
the bay bathtub checking in at plus-90 and you have no
relief in sight.
June was a record hot month. And if you think June
was bad, then you weren't here five or six years ago
when the day temperature topped 90 degrees every day
for 180 plus days.
In other words, we're doomed.
Thank you El Nino. At least we have something to
blame this year.
And thankfully we've been spared from the devas-
tating fires experienced on the east coast and most re-
cently in Pasco County.
How hot is it?
Have you a favorite cliche for hot weather?
I remember one from my kid's Illinois grandfather.
Grandpa Kenny Presswood always said, "It's hotter
than dog doo-doo in July."
Of course, he had an interesting reference for cold
weather too. "Colder than a witch's in December [or
whatever appropriate month]." You fill in the blanks.
Colorful language, colloquialisms and remem-
bered phrases from our youth can make for interesting
conversation these hot days. Just thinking of something
cool, like a creamy, orange Dreamsicle, a fan oscillat-
ing behind of a bowl of ice, or that first experience with
air conditioning can
I was forced to live parts of my youth in Illinois,
alternately with Virginia, but the heat of what my
mother called a "God forsaken prairie" sticks in my
mind most clearly.
I remember the first air conditioning downtown
Danville at the big Montgomery Ward store. My step-
father worked then at a non-air conditioned J.C.
Penneys, so like a family of traitors, we strolled
through Wards just to soak up the air.
At home, the first air conditioner appeared in the
bottom vented frame of a big six-panel picture window
in the living room.. I remember rushing home from
school to "plop" in front of the cold breeze at a long,
low table in front of the window. Collapsing from the
long hot walk home from school, popsicles and Kool-
aid were the only other relief.
Being totally inadequate to cool anything more
than the living room, my mother hung a sheet in the
hallway to contain the "conditioned air" in the living
We dined, did homework and watched TV from
within a radius of four feet of the air flow and I
would have slept there if they'd let me.
Unfortunately, the fear of high electric bills forced
mom to turn off the AC at night.
Forced to rely on a small, gray oscillating fan in my
bedroom for survival, I became addicted to the hum
and purr of the metal blades just inches from my face.
I'm still dependent on fans. Thank goodness for air
conditioning. I'm definitely never going to live with-
out it. But, heat? I really detest the hot air blowing from
a furnace. I'd rather layer on sweats and bulky socks to
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stay warm. AC's my friend, however.
That and a small collection of antique fans. I have
a couple of choice oscillating table top models, one
with gorgeous, huge brass blades, a deco-like floor fan
with small blades and a couple of floor fans, the round
For some reason, these fans provide a comfort not
derived from ceiling fans. Perhaps because they really
blow. My two antique table-top oscillators put out
hurricane-strength winds. On high, you gotta nail
down everything in the room.
On low speed, these fans blow newspapers away
from across the room.
I remember vividly one time when my half-sister
was coerced by "the devil and some of his friends" to
test her finger in one of the old-fashioned fans while
visiting grandparents in Virginia. Ouch!
Which may be the underlying reason for the older
fans more-productive velocity metal blades. New-
fangled fans have whimpy plastic blades and too much
grill work to be effective. Of course, they're consider-
Hot enough to fry eggs on the pavement? While
we don't suggest you try, we welcome you to share
your "hot as ..." cliches.
Write 'em down, please, and fax, mail or deliver
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 27, theft, 10010 Gulf Drive, Beach-Style
Boutique. The victim reported an unknown person
removed a bird bath valued at $70, a concrete statue
valued at $125, a bird bath valued at $200, a plant
valued at $50, a bicycle valued at $500 and a water-
ing can valued at $25.
June 27, DWLS, 200 block of North Shore
Drive. The deputy observed the subject driving in
and out of a single lane and stopped him. A check
revealed the subject's driver's license had been sus-
pended three times. He was placed in custody and
cited for careless driving and failure to change the
address on his license.
June 27, battery, 800 block of Jacaranda. The
complainant reported he confronted the subject be-
cause the subject trimmed his bushes. The subject
pulled his fist back as if to strike the complainant,
then thrust his head forward and hit the complainant
in the forehead, said the report.
June 28, defrauding an innkeeper, 877 North
Shore Drive, Rod and Reel Motel. The owner said she
observed the tenant leaving his room carrying a small
dog and told him of a $25 extra charge for having an
animal. She said he refused to pay and left the motel.
July 1, possession of marijuana, 100 South Bay
Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier. The deputy reported that
Ricketta D. McDonald, 19, of Bradenton, was disturb-
ing the peace with her vehicle's stereo blaring and the
doors open. He said he asked for her identification and
when she retrieved her purse from the back seat, he
observed a bag of marijuana inside. She admitted the
marijuana was hers and was placed in custody.
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June 25, criminal mischief, 301 Gulf Drive S.,
Shell Land Gifts. The complainant reported an un-
known person damaged the lock on a beverage ma-
chine. Damages were $100.
June 25, theft, 100 block of First Street North.
The victim reported the suspect was staying at his
residence and he believes the suspect stole his check
June 27, warrant times two, 100 block of
Bridge Street. The officer on patrol observed two
subjects yelling while walking along Bridge Street.
A check showed that one subject had outstanding
warrants for DUI and DWLS from Hillsborough
County. He was placed in custody.
June 27, possession of alcohol by a minor, dis-
orderly intoxication, 2500 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer observed the subject walking along Gulf
Drive carrying a can of beer. When he turned around
to stop the subject, he said the subject dropped the
can behind a bush in a parking lot and approached
the patrol vehicle. He said the subject began speak-
ing loudly and yelling obscenities and was placed in
custody. The beer can was taken for evidence.
June 27, burglary, 2502 Gulf Drive, Econo
Lodge. The victim reported he left his boat in the
parking lot and during the night an unknown person
removed seven rods and reels valued at $700 and a
tackle box valued at $200.
July 2, found property a wallet, 700 Gulf
June 28, found property a driver's license,
3700 block of Gulf Drive.
June 28, suspicious, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer observed two sub-
jects jumping off the pier and issued trespass warn-
ings to them.
June 29, 7000 Gulf Drive, Tiffany Place. The
complainant reported subjects were trespassing in
the swimming pool and being very loud. When the
officer arrived, the subjects fled. The officer found
one subject and advised him not to return.
June 29, suspicious, 6200 block of Marina
Way. The victim reported she left her residence on
June 28 and when she returned on June 29 her ve-
hicle was missing.
She said she went to a friend's residence to ask
if the friend had borrowed the car and when she re-
turned to her residence, the vehicle had been re-
turned. The officer inspected the vehicle and found
the engine was warm.
June 30, suspicious, 6500 block of Gulf Drive
on the beach. The officer found a personal watercraft
floating unattended in the Gulf and another one an-
chored offshore. He located and advised the owner
of the situation.
June 30, traffic, 4000 Gulf Drive. The officer
at the intersection of Manatee Avenue and Gulf
Drive observed the subject fail to stop at the inter-
section. The officer stopped the subject and found
his tag was expired. He issued a warning and a sum-
June 30, warrant, 200 block of 56th Street. The
officer responded to a report of a disturbance. The
complainant said he and the subject were arguing but
the subject left the residence. The officer ran a check
on the complainant and found he had a warrant from
Sarasota County for failure to pay child support. He
was placed in custody.
If you have information that may help solve
crimes, contact Crime Stoppers at 747-COPS. You
may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.
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, f PAGE 18 E JULY 8, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
.- Island Sports
^e that was...
A WBy Kevin P Cassidy
"We can tie anyone" is becoming the Island Foot-
ball Club's motto as of late, with eight ties last season
and three more so far this summer, counting the July
Fourth exhibition game at Tampa stadium and
Sunday's 1-1 result against Motagua.
After.starting the game playing at a very fast pace,
with soccer action going end to end and allowing
Motagua to make several runs through the IFC defense,
IFC settled down but was unable to capitalize on sev-
eral great scoring chances.
IFC almost scored in the third minute when Bill
Brickse stole the ball and fed it to Ken Bowers, who
took the pass and cut inside of the defender. But his
shot went harmlessly over the goal.
For the next 15 minutes, Motagua had IFC on their
heels as they had to cope with their two swift forwards
who made run after run but each time, defenders Rich
Bell, Brett McIntosh and Jeff Lonzo managed to push
them outside and away from the goal to keep the game
Motagua looked like they had an early 1-0 lead in
the ninth minute when Wilmer Yones got behind the
defense to put the ball in the back of the net, but he was
whistled offsides and the goal was disallowed.
That play seemed to wake up IFC players, as they
started playing their game by working the ball on the
ground through the midfield, resulting in several scor-
On one such play, Lonzo stole the ball and found
Raul Gomez, who dribbled the ball up the middle be-
fore sending it outside to Augusto Solano. Solano held
the ball up, then sent it to a cutting Tim Bugna on the
Bugna tried to beat his man down the wing, but the
defender got a foot on the ball and knocked it over the
end line, giving IFC a corner kick. Bugna took the free
kick and found Bowers at the near post, but the volley
went over the cross bar.
IFC won the ensuing goal kick and quickly worked
it back into the penalty zone with a string of passes
before it ended up at Nick LeDuc's feet. LeDuc, with
his back to the goal turned and fired a curving shot that
was just high and wide.
The half came to a close with Bugna getting fouled
in the corner, but the free kick was a bit long so the
game remained scoreless.
The second half was played the same as the first,
with IFC working the ball on the ground with short
passes, while Motagua continued to play the long ball
to its quick wingers but the IFC defense held firm.
IFC notched a goal in the 50th minute when Bow-
ers connected with Bugna on a throw-in from deep in
the corner that Bugna headed into the back of the net
for a 1-0 lead.
Five minutes later IFC was again knocking on the
door, when Solano carried the ball through the midfield
before finding Bowers with a pass up the right side.
Bowers carried the ball into the box, then hit a trailing
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Raul Gomez's free kick
goes wide of goal in the
match against Motagua
in Manasota Soccer
League action at
Blackstone Park in
-i r p'. Palmetto last week. The
Game resulted in another
...tie for the Island Football
Club. Islander Photo.:
.. Kevin Cassidy
pass to Gomez, but his shot was blocked by a defender
to keep the score 1-0.
In the 60th minute, things turned unlucky for IFC
when goalie Shawn Dibble, who had come off of his
line to make several strong saves on breakaway oppor-
tunities by Motagua, let a soft shot slip through his
hands and into the back of the net to tie the score 1-1.
For the next 30 minutes the action grew intense as
LeDuc and Motagua player Marvin Bonegas mixed it
up after a violent collision when both players went for
the ball. Both players were sent off with red cards.
Ten minutes later, Lance Bieker made a hard tackle
on Edgar Paz who responded by head-butting Bieker.
Bieker retaliated with a right jab, again resulting in red
cards for both players, leaving only nine players from
each team on the field.
Taking advantage of the space made available due
to the suspensions, IFC easily worked the ball up field
but were unable to finish. Bugna looked like he had a
score in the 80th minute but Motagua goalie Denis
Galvez came up with the save to deny Bugna and
IFC the win.
Bugna and Gomez shared man-of-the-match hon-
ors for outstanding play on offense. Offensive
standouts included Solano, LeDuc and Jeff Nelson.
Plaudits were also handed out to defenders Lonzo, Bell,
McIntosh, Brickse and Dibble in goal.
After the game, IFC celebrated its tie at O'Hara's
Irish Pub in Bradenton.
OFF-SHORE SPORT FISHING
4, 6 & 9 Hour Trips plus J
Custom Long-Range Trips
with Capt. Scott Greer
Sport Fisherman the
794-5615 Docked at Cortez Fishing Center
BB FISHING CHARTERS
FULL DAY OR HALF DAY
Pleasure Cruises Egmont Excursions
Offshore or Sight fishing off the beaches aboard
OLD FLORIDA 30-foot Sportfish Native Capt. Joe Webb
Anna Maria 778-2075
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Out-of-season snook thick around Island
By Capt. Mike Heistand
It's a shame snook are out of season, because they
are just about everywhere right now and hungry for
about anything thrown in their general direction. Tar-
pon are still thick along the beaches and passes. In the
backwater there are still big redfish being boated, plus
lots of trout. Offshore, look for snapper and grouper.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier reports fishers there
are catching a lot of mangrove snapper, Spanish mack-
erel, catch-and-release snook, some keeper redfish and
one lucky person caught a 23-inch flounder Saturday
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in a lot of mangrove snapper, a few redfish and some
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zach on the
Dee Jay H said he's catching quite a few snook, but has
to release them since linesiders are still out of season.
Redfish and trout action is excellent. Offshore, there
are a few grouper but most are too small.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
catching big redfish, some up to 32 inches long, from
the Manatee River. Tarpon are still hanging around the
beaches, he added.
Capt. Jason Henzell on the Neva-Miss said he's
getting into gag grouper up to 10 pounds offshore, plus
red grouper, lane snapper, banded rudderfish, man-
grove snapper and amberjack.
Lee at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said tarpon
are off the beaches, permit are biting near the artificial
reefs with best results coming from using small blue
crabs. Grouper are on the deeper reefs in the Gulf.
There are a lot of trout and redfish in the backwater,
Capt. Rick Gross said he's catching and releasing
lots of snook, some permit and reds and lots of trout in
Capt. Mark Bradow said tarpon are the name of
the gamefish he's boating these days, with a few per-
mit, some big grout and redfish to round out his happy
On my boat Magic we're getting more and more
OFFSHORE FISHING CHARTERS
Safe, fast, dependable and comfortable
Half day and full day charters for up to six people
FOR INFORMATION CALL:
Capt Paul at (941) 778-3013 or (941) 720-4243
Steven and Laurn Blinker checked in with top honors for the kids offshore division, and some nice little
dolphin, in the Fishing the Islands Tournament in June. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
redfish on every trip, plus mackerel, flounder and man-
Capt. Tom Chaya reports good catches of redfish,
trout and snook.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there are lots
of tarpon on the beach, some small sharks on the flats
and mangrove snapper along the Intracoastal Water-
way. Offshore, wahoo, black fin tuna, dolphin and co-
bia are being caught, with trolling producing the best
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, look to catch
mackerel in the mornings, and mangrove snapper,
flounder, small grouper and sharks about any time of
the day or night. There are also some huge yellowtail
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Lifetime experience in local waters
Custom built Privateer
Fishing License, Ice, Bait & Tackle
Cortez Fishing Center
jacks caught last week.
Good luck and good fishing.
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
July 8 1:26 1.5 3:59 1.4 11:13a* 2.7 6:41 0.1
FM July 9 2:04 1.5 4:34 1.4 11:51a* 2.8 7:16 0.0
July 10 2:36 1.5 5:18 1.4 12:30 2.8 7:54 0.0
July 11 3:08 1.6 6:08 1.3 1:12 2.8 8:31 0.0
July 12 3:40 1.6 7:08 1.3 2:01 2.7 9:09 0.1
July 13 4:17 1.7 8:11 1.3 2:50 2.5 9:48 .0.3
July 14 4:54 1.8 9:27 1.2 3:48 2.3 10:27 0.5
July 15 5:36 2.0 10:54 1.1 5:01 2.0 11:09 0.7
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
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with our signature mullet
logo make a perfect gift for
fishers and coffee lovers,
just $7.50. Also available:
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$7.50. And of course, T-
shirts in sizes medium to X-
large, 100 percent white
cotton : $10. Prices include
tax. Add $3 for mail order.
Visit us at 5404 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach. Call
WE'VE GOT IT!
SOver 2,000 rods & reels in stock
* Over 70 different t-shirt designs in stock
" Over 40 different hat designs in stock
* Complete line of marine supplies
* Ocean Waves, Costa Del Mar, &
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" 3 brands of bait nets in stock
" Fishing licenses /
* Canned & frozen chum
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* Walls of lures
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Norwoods celebrate 50 years
Carolyne and George Norwood of Anna Maria cel-
ebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last month in
the Hawaiian Islands, courtesy of their daughter Linda
and her husband, Joe Kinnan. The Norwoods, who
have lived on the Island for 42 years, also have three
sons, Nick of Coconut Grove, John ofHolmes Beach
and Bill of Bradenton. They have six grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren. George retired in 1984 from
the Island Water Co. and Manatee County Public
Works Department. Carolyne, a formerjournalistfor
area papers including The Islander, is the founder of
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
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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SIX UNIT INCOME PROPERTY, steps to beach,
large pool. Prime location. 206 65th St.
$550,000.Call Robin Kollar 1-800-771-6043 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.
HOLMES BEACH $164,900
2BR/2BA home with formal
dining room, large lanai, tile
roof and deeded boat slip.
ISLAND DUPLEX $139,000
2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA du-
plex only one block to the
beach. Great investment!!
HERITAGE VILLAGE WEST $51,900 is all you need for
this 2BR/2BA ground floor condo with two screened, vinyl-
enclosed lanais. Close to the heated pool and clubhouse.
#30609. Call Carol Heinze 778-5059.
KEY ROYALE PROPERTIES Priced from $269,000. Each
home has three bedrooms. All are waterfront! Call for
information on this exclusive Anna Maria Island commu-
nity. Connie Volts 778-0766 ext. 202.
CONDOS PRICED RIGHT! Priced under $100,000! 2BR/
2BA with garage, heated pool, community clubhouse and
activities. Ask for Karen Lohse 778-0766 Ext. 204.
Hunt and Weston wed May 15
Marla Hunt and Mark Weston were united in matri-
mony May 15 as the sun set on Bean Point. The bride
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cramer of
Salem, Ill. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Weston of Salem. Janet Test was matron of honor
and Ronald Brown was best man. The couple spent
their honeymoon in Key West.
2BA home. Great bay
View. Room for RV or
boat and workshop in
garage. Only four
years old. A must see! $334,900.
Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 778-3778
Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
605C Manatee Ave.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
an independently owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation
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Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
PRICED PREFECTLY at
$149,900. Newly listed Key
West-style 3BR/2.5BA home.
Room for a pool and only two
blocks from the beach.
2BR plus loft/2BA Six month rental
2BR/2BA Pool home
3BR/2BA Pool home
$1,000 per mo
$700 per wk
$2,400 per mo
2BR/2BA Beachside $700 per wk
1 BR/1 BA Gulffront view $400 per wk
2BR/2.5BA Townhouse $600 per wk
ASK FOR CONNIE VOLTS OR BOB LOHSE
is .re ogni ed .aoundthe-orld notjustaro n h ei h o h o. I
Vaskovsky, Bates to wed
John Jeronimo of Anna Maria Island has an-
nounced the engagement of his granddaughter, Kim-
berly Vaskovsky, to Michael T. Bates.
An Aug. 1 beach wedding is planned, with a recep-
tion to be held at the home of Vaskovsky's great-aunt
The couple and their son Mason live in Steamboat
Devil Rays column
Holmes Beach resident Heidi Smith will be provid-
ing a regular column in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays'
monthly magazine. The public relations counselor will
chronicle a rookie fan's introduction to baseball in
"The New Fan Perspective" feature.
The monthly magazine is distributed at home
games during the regular season.
Smith is marketing and communications director at
Harshman & Co., a Sarasota commercial real estate
firm, as well as a public relations and public affairs
She is a former public relations specialist with the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program.
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.
1 4 1957
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY 1 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
Carol S. Heinze
BRAND NEW! 1900 square foot 3BR/2BA home. View sunsets
from porches. Short block to beach. 2 car garage/storage.
778-5427 after hours.
SHELL POINT RARELY AVAILABLE 2BR/2BA completely
updated, carport. $126,000. 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.
TRIPLEX $1,500 monthly income. Views of the bay and Gulf.
$149,900. 795-6216 after hours.
CANALFRONT ANNA MARIA 4BR/3BA elevated, large
family home. $395,000. 778-0167 after hours.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT LOT 75'x1 00' $129,500.
WHITE AVENUE 300 feet to beach. 3BR/2BA, greatroom,
completely updated. $380,000. 778-5427 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.
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.
STYLING SALON Eight stations, great location and lease. $39,000 OBO.
LOT 100 feet on Gulf Drive. $150,000. 778-5427 after hours.
VACATION RENTALS SEASONAL
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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Island property transactions
1107 Bay Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a two-story
bayfront 2;104 sfla 4bed/2bath/1car home built in 1949
on a 60x101 lot, was sold 6/10/98, Grace to Therrien,
for $280,000; list $299,900.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 127 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 6/10/98, Hochman to Szklany, for $127,000; list
218 Chilson, Anna Maria, a 75x147 canalfront lot,
was sold 6/9/98, Pear to Leto, for $130,000; list
2811 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,431
sfla 3bed/2bath/3cp home built in 1980 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 6/11/98, French to Amario, for $153,000;
315 Hammock, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,652 sfla
3bed/2bath/cps home built in 1989 on an 85x90 lot,
was sold 6/8/98, Kramer to Kousseff, for $225,000; list
3703 Fifth Ave., Holmes Beach, an elevated 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1985, was sold 6/9/98, Brunson to
Finn, for $130,000; list $142,000.
4200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 201 Gulfsands, an el-
evated 1,008 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979, was sold
6/10/98, Welch to Hollub, for $183,000; list $185,000.
608 Fern, an elevated 1,522 sfla 3bed/2bath/4car
home built in 1994 on a 50x114 lot, was sold 6/10/98,
Domke to Meister, for $220,000; list $229,900.
101 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach, a two-story
2,028 sfla 4bed/3&1/2bath/2car duplex built in 1949 on
a 50x100 lot, was sold 6/19/98, Friedt to Kalberer, for
$150,000; list $195,000.
103 Palm, Anna Maria, a .two-story 2,196 sfla
4bed/2bath Gulffront duplex built in 1972 on a 58x89
lot, was sold 6/15/98, Martin to Bloom, for $525,000;
108 Oak, Anna Maria, a ground-level, Gulffront
1,330 sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1972 on a 51x175
lot, was sold 6/15/98, Kaye to Hagen, for $362,700; list
216 Chilson, Anna Maria, a 72x148 canal front lot,
was sold 6/15/98, Pear to Cooper, for $133,500; list
3001 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
mixed-use building of 562 sfla with one bath and built
in 1940 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 6/15/98, Grooms to
Stepp & Bates, for $120,000; list unknown.
314 Magnolia, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,222 sfla
The best news on
Island is FREE!
3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1981 on a 52x145 lot,
was sold 6/16/98, Stone to Cook, for $185,500; list
424 63rd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, an
attached canalfront 1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcp home
built in 1973 on a 37x100 lot, was sold 6/16/98, Dorsey
to Surko, for $100,000; list unknown.
511 65th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
canalfront 1,277 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1965 on a 100x85 lot, was sold 6/18/98, Shortelle to
Kern, for $155,000; list $159,900.
604 Gladstone, Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
canalfront 1,330 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built
in 1971 on an 80x 115 lot, was sold 6/18/98, Sosnowski
to Star International Inc., for $261,250; list unknown.
* Compiled exclusively for The Islander Bystanderby
Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER present ..
Unique multi-family prop-
erty on the Intracoastal in-
cludes 3BR/2BA bayfront
home with top floor master
suite. Plus an elevated du-
plex with two 2BR/2BA
units and a ground level duplex with a 2BR/2BA and 1 BR/1 BA.
Landscaped for privacy. Substantial income. $945,000.
HANSEL & GRETEL WOULD LOVE the never-ending view of the
woods from this spacious 2BR/2BA c6ndo. Elevator. Centrally
located adult community with clubhouse, pool & more. $44,700.
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ITM O AE AAESLS otne RE:KD O IRE i
NAUTICAL BUT NICE Ships Chandler. Come see
the Gulf Coast's most unusual store of marine
decor and gifts. 12304 Cortez Road W. 795-5756.
Weekdays 9-6, weekends 10-5.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop on
premises Longboat Island Chapel. 2 for 1 clothing!
Always 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.
BAMBOO LIVING ROOM $200, king bed $75,
dresser $50, futon $60, twin bed $30, dining room
set $100, dinette $60 and more 778-4368.
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.
ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP. Open Thurs., 10-
2, Sat. 9-12. Clothing sales. Closed August, 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, across from Chapel.
GARAGE SALE Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. 4909 Gulf Drive, #2B, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. 535 68th Street, Holmes Beach. Qual-
ity items, many unused: nik-naks of all types plus
antique and newer items such as platform rockers,
breakfront dinette set, end tables, electric kerosene
lamps, LP records, walkers, canes, frames, paintings,
gilt-framed mirror, cradle, electric bed, animal carrier,
hope chest, quilts and pieced tops, glassware, work
bench, drafting table and more.
MOVING SALE dark-brown print couch, queen-size
bedroom set, wicker etagere, desk, bicycle,
MULTI-MOVING SALE. A bit of everything, Saturday/
Sunday, July 11 and 12, 9-1. 3009 and 3105 Avenue
F, off of 31st Street, Gulf-side, Holmes Beach.
LOST EMERALD NECKLACE between Alexis
Plaza and Anna Maria Post Office. Sentimental
value. Reward, 778-4456.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
CONTEMPORARY PRAISE and worship service.
Everyone welcome! Join us Sunday evenings at 7
p.m. at Roser Church, 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
MONEY TO LEND First City Mortgage. Private
funding available. Commercial, condominiums,
homes, rental properties. Call 750-0080 or after
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL. Places
available, all ages. Come by and visit with us. Half-
price registration now, 778-2967.
FAMILY OF THREE needs a three-bedroom rental
or rent-to-own August 1. Handyman specials wel-
WANTED ROOM in private home for elder male
December-March. Prefer private bath, non-smoker
or drinker. Call Frank, 215-368-31"17.
"The best news on
W ANE PELT
NEW LISTING 2BR/2BA top floor unit with
outstanding views of the bayou. enjoy Anna
Maria Islands finest bayside community of-
fered. Turnkey furnished at $168,500. Call.
Dave Moynihan 778-2246 Eves. 778-7976.
NEW LISTING Nice 2BR/2BA condo with side
view of bay. Hurricane shield on all windows.
Elevator, furnished. Only $109,900. Call Bill
WESTBAY COVE CONDO Spacious, open
1BR/1BA, nice balcony overlooks pool and
courtyard. Walk to beach, shops, restaurants.
$99,900. Gail Gwynne 778-2246.
BAY VIEWS Custom built 3BR/2BA residence
with great room design, vaulted ceilings, large
porches ai d lovely view of bay. Short walk to
Gulf beaches. Offered at $239,500. Call Dave
Moynihan 778-2246 Eves. 778-7976.
BAYFRONT ESTATE Two docks, five units.
Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner, 727-0700.
NEW LISTING Perico Island patio home. Island
style living at its finest, largest (2,320 sq. ft.)
floorplan, 3BR/3BA (loft area with den/office/fourth
bedroom). Spacious home in private, walled-in
serene setting with flowers and lush plants
surrounding in-ground heated pool on extra large
lot. $255,200. Ask for Micheal Advocate to sched-
ule an appointment. Eves. 778-0608. #30186
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 certi-
fied. 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. $8 an hour. Call Ryan
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.
"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! 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.
LOST IN NORTH ANNA MARIA. Small, short-
haired siamese female named Sophie. Family cat,
eight years old. Reward, call 778-1642 or collect
1984 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS full power,
cold A/C, newer tires, 71 K, runs great, good condi-
tion, $1,800, 795-7466.
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ELEVATED PRIME ISLAND HOME
This 3BR/2BA elevated home is on a large
lot, prime Holmes Beach location.
Surrounded by more expensive properties.
Ready to move in. $174,900. Ken Rickett
778-4800. MLS 29150
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.
STARTING AT $450.00
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.
* 3BR/2BA Anna Maria Home ............ $174,900
* 3BR/2.5BA Key Royale Home .......... $275,000
* 2BR/2BA Pelican Cove SOLD ...... $189,000
* 2BR/2BA Bridgeport .......................... $129,900
* 2BR/2BA Sandy Pointe ................... $122,000
* 2BR/2BA West Bay Pt & Moorin .ILD $198,000
* 2BR/28A Sandy Pointe ...................... $159,000
* Holmes Beach Fourplex SOLD.......... $275,000
* 10-Unit Motel, Holmes Beach, plus 3BR/2BA
owner home.................................. $1,000,000
* 3+ acres next to DeSoto Mall ............. $750,000
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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.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
WANTED: ALUMINUM CANOE in good/decent
condition. Call Michelle 778-0083.
17-FOOT 1968 STARCRAFT V-bottom aluminum.
New paint, wiring, battery. 1974 Chrysler 50HP.
Needs water pump, no seats. Trailer included. $900
OBO. Leave message at 383-2659.
1986 CHRIS CRAFT 21 -FT SeaHawk walk-around,
scorpion, 350 Chevrolet V8, Mercruiser. Former
fresh water boat, kept on davits here. Good Condi-
tion $5,000, 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.,
REALTORS WANTED for Anna Maria Island and
Bradenton areas. Experienced and newly licensed
welcome to apply. Excellent opportunities, generous
commission splits and willing to train. For confiden-
tial interview, call Rob Walker, Sales Manager,
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-0700 or
evenings at 792-8431.
CITY OF BRADENTON BEACH has vacancies on
the Planning & Zoning Board, The Board of Adjust-
ment and the Code Enforcement Board. Call Alice
Baird, City Clerk, for information, 778-1005.
HAIRDRESSER with own clientele, make your own
hours. Easy-going shop. Call Nikki and Amy, Hair
CUSTODIAN PART-TIME mornings Monday to Fri-
day, South Longboat Key condominium. Drug-free
WAITRESS FULL-TIME days. Must be able to
work weekends. Apply at Brian's Sunnyside Up.
5348-A1 Gulf Drive.
SALES/COUNTER HELP wanted full-time. Apply at
Island Discount Tackle, 3240 East Bay Drive.
REPORTER NEEDED Part-time or expand city beat
to include calendar "happenings," and mixed fea-
tures. Journalism 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.
ARTISTS, CRAFTSMEN, antique dealers and col-
lectors: Would you be interested in renting space to
display your wares in a high profile shop on the is-
land, opening in November or December? Call 778-
1203 after 6 p.m.
STATE CERTIFIED C.N.A. Home health aide 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
responsible. Excellent references. Call Edward
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.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates
778-5003 or 726-1067.
STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Fully-insured,
owner-operated. Residential, commercial. Depend-
able service, competitive prices, free estimates. Tell
a friend 730-0001 anytime.
HAIR SHACK for the best in quality cuts at afford-
able rates. Call about our summer highlights special.
Walk-ins welcome, 795-0954.
HOUSEKEEPING 10 YEARS experience.
Windows, laundry, ironing and more. Three hours
minimum, free estimates. Call Debbie, 748-4274.
JACKIE'S CLEANING SERVICE for general house
cleaning. Jackie Clark, 778-0502.
I AM A CAREFUL and experienced house cleaner
which my references will verify. Established on the
Island since 1994. Barbara, 778-8436.
SANDY KELLY CLEANING residential, vacation
rentals, commercial. Fair rates, honest. We are the
cleaning fools. 750-9268.
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
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Cali 778-6508.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581.
00 Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
LUXURY LIVING in gated community. 2BR/2B, atrium foyer private
elevator, eat-in kitchen, two-car garage. View of tranquil water, tropi-
cal birds and occasional dolphin. Clubhouse, pool, tennis. $214,000.
Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. C30008
SARASOTA BAY Waterfront lifestyle, 3BR/
Elegant Florida-design, soaring ceilings, sky
plan. $309,900. Don Lewis, 746-3200. C24
TRULY SPECTACULAR BAY FRONT
RESIDENCE. Custom-designed, 12 foot high
ceilings, crown molding, oak floors through-
out. 4BR/3.5B, office/den or 5th bedroom.
$950,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R30480
LIVE ON THE WATER. Traditional two-
story 3-4BR/3B home with formal living and
dining room, family room with fireplace,
game room, office. Caged pool, dock and
davits. $279,900. Barry and Kimberly
Charles, 795-1273. R30407
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE on a large
tree-bordered secluded lot. Fronting the
Manatee River with a panoramic view ex-
tending to the Gulf. Two-story home filled
with innumerable special touches.
$1,500,000. Jim Brown, 747-1200. R19008
TROPICAL SETTING surrounds this two-story duplex. Has
den and indoor utility room. Recently renovated. $172,900.
Colette Gerrish, 794-1024. D17489
2.5B townhouse. GORGEOUS BAYFRONT UNIT. Totally upgraded including tile,
'lights, open-floor Berber carpet and appliances. Extended views of the ICW. Heated
581 pool, tennis. Just steps from the beach. Excellent rental unit, turn-
key furnished. $156,000. Bob Bumett, 387-0048. C26761
FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on a pri- WHITFIELD AREA. 3BR/2B in excellent condi-
vate and secluded street. Cleared and tion. Glass-enclosed 36' x 10' lanai off caged
ready to build on. $195,000. Elena pool area. Home warranty included. $119,900.
Granger, 792-0021. L17589 Kathleen Slayter, 792-8826 or Janet Bellingar
Orr, 747-4543. R30007
__ IMMACULATE two-story home with crown ceil-
=aings, wood floors, custom built-ins, eat kitchen,
screened porch. Deed restricted community with
= Pool. $189.900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Available properties by the Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R30768
Available pCOUNTRY LIVING with easy access to down-
week or by the month from town Sarasota and Bradenton. 4BR/3B, den,
Anna Maria Island to Venice. breakfast room, fulldining room,tiled familyroom
Call one of our rental and and large screened porch. Open plan with al-
resort specialists, most 3,000 sq. ft. 2.25 +/- wooded acres.
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 $174,900. Jeanette Rampone, 747-3364.
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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
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Please note new phone number:
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE Dependable and
honest. Mowing, trimming and full maintenance spe-
cialist. Lifelong Island resident. Free estimates. Call
Aaron Patricks, 778-4073.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping
installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN GARDEN
CENTRE Unique landscape design and xeriscaping.
Quality plants and trees, mulch, shell, top soil. Free
delivery. 5704 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
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, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, Wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures.
Insured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
CARPET ANY 3 ROOMS $399. Pad and install 40
yards. Plushes, Berbers, sculptures. Ceramic tile
$3.55 sf installed. Italian, Mexican, Florida, slip resis-
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
CARPET INSTALLATION repair, restretch. Residen-
tial, commercial, marine. Experienced, licensed, in-
sured. island resident, Darrell Atwood 779-0065.
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 park-
ing. 2BR/3BA. $625 week or $1,675 month. 792-6029.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Furnished, beau-
tiful 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/1 BA, annual only. Assurity/security,
no last. Private beach. $900 monthly, includes trash,
water and sewer. Call 792-2779.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX on the beach. 2BR/1 BA
sleeps six. Fully furnished, cable TViVCR, washer/
dryer, microwave, screened lanai and sundeck. $750
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/1 BA, fully
furnished with everything. Available now through
November. $900 month or $350 week. Call 794-5980.
ANNA MARIA Gulffront vacation rental. Lovely fur-
nished interior, porch, sundeck. Loaded with amenities:
Great location, weekly, seasonal. No pets. 778-3143.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Sundeck,
storage, covered parking, washer/dryer hookup.
3401 6th Ave. $700 month plus security. 778-7980.
VACATION RENTAL 2BR/1 BA. Steps to beach in
North Anna Maria, fully-furnished, cable TV/VCR,
screened porch. July-November $350 per week,
BAYFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA. Furnished or unfur-
nished. Available for long-term rental. Across from
Coquina Beach with boat dock, $900 month, 941-
2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE furnished, pool, close to
beach. 301 Gulf Drive, $950 month April-October;
seasonal rates November-March, 794-3229.
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Internet? "@Ease With PCs" can help. Instruction,
problem resolution, upgrades. Most work done on
your premises. Most major packages.
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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/1 BA on canal in Holmes Beach. Call
VACATION RENTALS Turnkey 1 and 2BR apart-
ments, $290 and $350 week. Across from sandy walk-
ing beach. Call 778-2374, Almost Beach Apartments.
3BR/2BA ANNUAL LEASE with garage and carport,
sail boat water 175-foot dockage available Septem-
ber 1. $1,295 month, owner 792-6029.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA home in Anna Maria City. Quiet
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.
ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA walk to beach and bay available.
203 2nd Street N., #2, $500 month; #4 wood floors,
$525 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
SHARE A DUPLEX furnished apartment until Dec.
1 on Anna Maria island. Walk to beach, really nice,
$575 month including cable TV, telephone, utilities.
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 Street., 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.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. Large 30x14 lanai, dishwasher,
washer/dryer. Near beach. Carport, tropical yard,
available now. 778-3892.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA CONDOMINIUM. Cute, spa-
cious. Tile floors, large garage. Central AC. $650
month. Call Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Paradise. 3BR/2.5BA canal
home, pool, close to beach. Open 1999 winter sea-
son, $3,500 month/$1,000 week. Special rates
RENTAL 1BR/1BA CONDOMINIUM, summer rates,
furnished $600 month. Also, now accepting winter
rental appointments from November 1998 to May 1999.
Owner, day 677-5870; evening after 7 p.m. 653-1367.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA washer/dryer included. Small
pets ok. 305 61st Street #B, $500 month plus utilities,
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH elevated duplex
2BR/1BA washer/dryer hookup, storage shed, up-
scale neighborhood, immaculate, available August 1.
$625 plus security 778-4837.
FURNISHED 1BR APARTMENT ideal for two people,
$550 month, security, deposit, electric. Six month mini-
mum, no pets. 3503 6th Avenue, 761-9028.
1+BR/2BA BLOCK TO BEACH. Very nice. New
paint, berber carpet, washer/dryer hookup. No pets,
lease $700 month, 776-2083.
BEACHFRONT RENTAL on Gulf in north Anna Maria
near Bean Point. 2BR/1 BA with garage, fully furnished.
All appliances, amenities you'll need. Beautiful view.
Screened porch faces beach. $800 week/$2400 month.
Open dates: August on. 610-891-7722.
ANNUAL ACROSS FROM BEACH beautiful new,
1 BR, cozy wood floors, white tile, near bay. Walk to
restaurants, shops, pier, $550, 778-7273.
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ADORABLE 1 BR/1BA Holmes Beach. Just steps to
shopping and beach. $550 month plus security, in-
cludes water. Call 778-5482.
FOURPLEX, 300 feet to beach, ground floor, (3)
2BR, (1) 1BR close to everything, $300,000, 108
39th street. 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.
TRAILER with 18- by 10-foot sideroom, yard boat
storage, #416 4th Street, Sand Piper, $21,000.778-
1BR/1BA CONDOMINIUM just two miles to Gulf
beaches on canal, $38,000 or trade for property.
Owner, day 677-5870; evening after 7 p.m. 653-1367.
FOUR UNIT rental property across from beach.
Two 1BR and two 2BR. $209,000. Call 778-9443
HOLMES BEACH HANDYMAN 3BR/2BA near
beach, shopping and school. Motivated seller says
make offer. Asking $118,900. Call Rich
Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.
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WATERFRONT LOTS, direct Gulf/Bay access, magnifi-
cent 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.
ISLAND CONDOMINIUM 2BR/1.5BA turnkey fur-
nished, newly renovated, tile floors, new appli-
ances, including washer/dryer. Close to beach,
shopping. Large pool. Asking $125,900, call Rich
Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.
TOWNHOUSE STYLE CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA
unit close to beach, partial Gulf view from unit, pool
and onsite washer/dryer. Asking $129,900, call
Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.
ISLAND RESTAURANT, turnkey operation, indoor
seating for 26, views of Tampa Bay, business and
real estate $495,000. Call Rich Bohnenberger at
Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.
EIGHT-UNIT MOTEL and owner's 2BR/1 BA home,
steps to Bean Point, large pool and spa, onsite
laundry. Upgraded furnishings, ideal location. Ask-
ing $920,000, call Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay
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9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
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LOTS OF LOTS
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.
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.
NEW LISTINGS JUST REDUCED!
Two extra-large lots in the city of Anna Maria. BAYVIEW LOT
72x104, close to shopping, post office and beach. This spacious building lot is tucked away on the
Don't miss these great buys at just $89,900 each. north end of Anna Maria with beach access directly
"Owner Financing." across the street. Wonderful bay views can be yours
today for only $129,500. Owner wants an offer!
FOURPLEX ideal for investor. Close to beach,
many upgrades. This is a must see. Property has
good rental history. Asking $299,900, call Rich
Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.
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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, handicap, familial status or national ori-
gin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children under age of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not know-
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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.
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
ISLAND HOME. Well-built 2-3BR/3BA brick home
on corner lot with view of the canal across street.
Screened porch and extra storage shed. A nice
home that needs some "TLC." $154,900. Dial the
Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car,
3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including
caged pool. Next to but not on a canal.
Owner anxious. $255,000. Now $229,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
ISLAND HOME. This 2BR/2BA home is better
than new, with newer kitchen, baths, roof, paint,
gutters, electrical service, A/C, situated on large
lot ready for your pool. Walk to beach. $179,900.
Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
ISLAND VILLAGE. Spacious 2BR/2BA condo in
quiet, well-maintained complex. Tennis courts, 2
pools, close to beach. Great investment!
$115,000. Call Pat Thompson 778-6439 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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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
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
WONDERFUL WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
This meticulously maintained and appointed 2 bed-
room, 2 bath elevated apartment offers plenty of space
and light while overlooking the serene waters of Anna
Maria Sound. Features include decorator wall cover-
ings and light fixtures, lovely Florida furnishings, beau-
tiful ceramic tile floors in entry foyer and kitchen, plus
a lovely wall of beveled-glass mirrors in the dining
area. Other features include cheerful butcher-block
countertops in the kitchen along with a practical tile
backsplash and handy pass-thru window to dining
area. Only $165,000 turnkey fumished.
This cozy 2BR/1 BA, furnished, ground level hideaway
offers pretty water views and a private boat dock wiht
direct bay and Gulf access! Only $109,900!
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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.
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
ANNUAL- 1 BR/1BA Duplex $600
2BR/IBA Duplex $750
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay & Anna Maria Island Club
$700 week/S1500 month
Call Julie Gilstrap
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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
Buy it. Sell it! Find it in The Islander Bystander
at your doorstep .Brand new model just breaking
ground, choose your colors for this custom home on a
quiet cul-de-sac overlooking nature preserve 3BRi3BA.
Irepiace many extras S329 000 Ask lor Ed Furner 794-
0007 or 798-3268
PAA Youri Vt Doori4ep
Ground-floor Kingfisher Serene water views from living'
dining area, master suite and kitchen Very open floor plan
with screened terrace and foyer entrance. $116.900. Call
Becky Smith or Ell, Starretn. 778-0700 Aher hours 798-
9716 or 795-8095
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Rarely available 2BR'3BA plus den. Large end unit wih
two-car garage Open and bright Appliances in good
condition Atrinum off dining-living room. screened lanai
and open wooden deck A super value for $149.900 Call
Rob or Randy Walker 794-0007. After hours 792-8431
This 2BR 1BA charmer is in an area of $200.000 +
homes 1 2 block to Manatee river and marina Excep-
tional separate 23N'2' workshop with commode and
shower S109.900 Call Elfi Starrett or Becky Smith
On the canal, easy to care tfor 2BR with studio, or third
bedroom, two full baths, airy with open floor plan Newly
listed at $179.900 Call otfice 794-0007 or Dee at 778-8550.
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Due to a continuing demand from qualified renters. .
we are alay's Iooking for quality properties "
. Call Property Manager Valerie Kruse 778-6665 '
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BY JOE DIPIETRO / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 Spot on a cliff
5 Pound (down)
9 First baseball
player to make
$1 million a year
13 Big splash
19 Girl in a #1
20 Part of a meter
22 Turning points
23 Critic Judith
26 Beige shirt with
29 "Bulworth" star
31 Grp. in peace
32 Person of high
33 A new twist?
42 "The Last Time I
43 Wagner heroine
49 Job for a
52 Part of a plane
53 Partner of
54 Rather soft
56 Like many a
58 Not just given
59 Farm sound
with the deaf?
68 Hairdo for the
70 "Phantom Lady"
71 Far East carrier,
73 Black Sea locale
78 "Seven" or"10,"
79 Qatar's capital
81 Took steps
84 "Here -- Again'
(1987 #1 hit)
85 Writer Harte
89 Journal unit
Dave, after he
93 His name's an
96 Calendar abbr.
97 Supply boat
103 Places where
graft is most
108 Case for Ace
110 Having fine
111 The Miners of
112 Kind of bit
113 Cutlass, e.g.
114 Great interest
115 Repeated cry in
117 Word after who
1 Bohemian, e.g.
2 "Good Times"
star, in 70's TV
4 Needing a pat on
the back, say
5 Gang's domain
7 Like a golf ball
in the rough
9 European capital
11 Home of the
12 TV's "The-
14 Stone size
19 Absolutely clean
25 Hearty entree
32 Plate ump's call
34 A little work
35 Belief that all
36 Lord's worker
37 A three or a five,
38 Literary inits.
39 Sound at the
40 37-Down, e.g.
41 How "Lili
45 Psalms writer
50 "Take two" was
55 Sits, slangily
58 Tigers foe
60 Concert sites
62 Of the belly
63 Ancient greeting
65 -- dixit
66 Dapper ones
67 Funny one
68 Starting point
69 Lilac, e.g.
72 Tour grp.
75 Owns, once
76 Kind of sale
77 Sauce ingredient
79 Ready to come
out of the oven
80 Ending of many
Web site names
82 One who stays
83 Make some fast
86 1993 A.F.C.
Rookie of the
87 Bite, so to
95 Ancient Greek
99 Woman of
100 It happens
102 Workers in
105 A bell ringer
closes it: Abbr.
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PERICO BAY CLUB Downstairs Kingfisher 2BR/2BA
with full sunsets over bay water. Used seasonally by
owner. Four tennis courts, heated. Pools, clubhouse.
MLS #29959 $109,000 Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261
MANATEE RIVERFRONT SPLENDOR! Two story
4BR/3BA features elegance throughout! Screened
pool enclosure with wet bar and European sauna.
MLS#25540 $869,000 Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261
FORTY THREE WEST Former model, 2BR/2BA
end unit with two courtyards. Attached one-car
garage. Private spa, heated pool. MLS#30780,
$85,500 Shelia Kidd, 778-2261
BAY HOLLOW CONDO Serious sized 2BR/2BA HOT SUMMER SALE! Priced reduced a cool TIDY ISLAND Priced from $229,900 to $279,000,
plus office. Florida room, eat-in kitchen, boat $20,000.4BR/3BA, pool/spa, two boatdocks/lift, huge three units now available. 80 acres of bayfront and
dock just minutes to Intracoastal. MLS#30134 studio/in-law apt. Now priced only $269,000. Sale nature preserve. Community pools and tennis. Call
$120,900 Jan Schmidt, 778-2261 ends Labor Day. MLS#29198 Patty Stump, 778-2261. for details. Bob & Penny Hall 778-2261.
Gary Larison Laura McGeary Emily Romer Noreen Roberts Sheila Kidd Harry Rosenbloom Doug Newcomer Jan A. Schmidt
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Now going to the movies
requires more paperwork than
getting a mortgage approval.
.- With "Phone In, Move In" You Can
"']\(' Apply For A Mortgage By Phone.
Just call or visit the COLDWELL
BANKER* Anna Maria office and we guarantee
you a mortgage decision by the end oftheday or
we'll pay you $250. And you won't have to touch
a single piece of paper. 1-888-240-7082
2BR/2BA Condo, 2nd floor view of Bay & Pool...
.................................................... ... $ 9 0 0 .0 0
2BR/2BA Large condo, view of bay ........ $850.00
4BR/2BA Single-family home with pool & walk to
beach ..................................................... $ 1390.00
2BR/2BA Large Villa, Wildwood Springs............
.............................................. .... $ 8 5 0 .0 0
2BR/2BA Condo first floor garage, Pinehurst .. S850.00
OFF SEASON RENTALS
2 or 1BR condos, furnished, Sabal PalmS600-S800 per month
2BR/2BA Condos or villas, furnished, Perico Bay Club
S1200-S1800 per month
2BR/2BA Condos, golf course, furnished, Tara S1300-S1600 per
2BR/2BA Condo view of pool, furnished. The Meadows
5900.00 per month
2BR/1BA Villa, view of lake, furnished. Palm-Aire
S1000,00 per month
Call Emily Romer at 778.9611
Toll Free 1(800)237-8400 Ext. 1011