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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( July 29, 1998 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: July 29, 1998

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: July 29, 1998

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Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
Coordinates: 27.530278 x -82.734444 ( Place of Publication )

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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER



Don't touch those sea turtle nests!


JULY 29, 1998


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Serious vandalism, apparently with best intentions,
has Anna Maria Island turtle protectors talking dire
penalties for the vandals.
Suzi Fox. who holds the state permit for turtle con-
servation on the Island, said that incidents last week
climaxed in a chase down the beach at 49th Street Sun-
day night.
Outdistancing Turtle Watch volunteers in the foot
race were two elderly women whom the turtle protec-



Garbage fees


up, taxes flat


in Bradenton


Beach
By Paul Roat
No tax increase, but a 20 percent hike in garbage
fees appear to be in store for Bradenton Beach resi-
dents next year.
City commissioners agreed last week to set the mill-
age rate for the 1998-99 fiscal year at 2.5508, the same as
the current year. A mill is $1 for every S 1,000( of assessed
property, less homestead exemption, if applicable.
Property taxes in Bradenton Beach for the ne\l fis-
cal year generate $383,000 of the city's S11.915.193
total budget. Other city revenue comes from various
taxes and fees.
Highlights of the budget include $17,500 in dona-
tions, $15,000 for improvements to Katie Pierola Sun-
set Park in the 2200 block of Gulf Drive, $80.000 for
a land survey of the entire city and $55,000 for repair
of pilings at the Bradenton Beach City Pier.
Of the various departments, police take the lion's
share of the budget at $505,000, up from the current
$477,000. Much of the increase is due to the city's sal-
ary "step plan" that provides workers with more money
the longer they stay employed within the city.
The city administration budget is ,2'.4,000, up
from the current $271,000. Much of that increase is due
to commission approval of donations to various groups.
Among the groups getting city donations are:
$7,500 to the Anna Maria Island Comimunity
Center, the same as the current year. Commissioners
appeared reluctant to increase the Center's donation for
the next year, and some commissioners even ques-
tioned giving the Center any money until rationaliza-
tion for any donation was provided.
$7,000 to the Anna Maria Elementary School for
the World of Work program. WOW will provide stu-
dents and adults with computer training and use.
School officials, working with the Anna Maria Cham-
ber of Commerce, hope to eventually have $100,000
worth of computer equipment and software located at
the school for Islanders' use.
$1,500 to the group Solutions To Avoid Red
Tide. START is a group working to mitigate the danm-
age caused by red tide blooms.
$500 to the Manatee AIDS Council
$500 to the Island Chamber.
$500 to the Salvation Army.
$50 to the League of Women Voters.
The sanitation department budget for next year is
$226,300, up from the current $195,000. Public Works
Director Buddy Watts said the department is running
in the red and has had to dip into its reserves, prompt-
ing his request to increase garbage rates by 20 percent.
If approved by the commission, it would be the first
garbage pick-up increase in at least five years.
Rates for single family homes are projected to in-
crease to $125 per year, up from the current $102.
The streets and roads department budget is set at


tors caught disturbing a nest there.
Adding to that strangeness of it all, while volun-
teers were still picking baby turtles ouit of the bushes
from the dislodged nest, a "really huge" female turtle
lumbered out of the sea and laid eggs in the cavity in
the sand where the nest had been.
"The wire cage protecting the nest had been moved
partially off the nest." Fox said. "and the turtle just
shoved it out of the way and started laying eggs. What
could we do? We watched."
And they gathered up as many of the babies from


the original nest as they could find and headed them
into the Gulf.
Thirty nests have been disturbed altogether. Fox
said, most of them around 49th Street, in Bradenton
Beach and at Coquina Beach. Vandals locate them by
their cages, put around nests where shoreside lights
may attract newborns away from the relative safety of
the sea: hatchlings are geared to seek the water, which
is brighter than land.
PLEASE SEE TURTLES, NEXT PAGE


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duett areas. Son Garretl was captured at the beach i Fr1ink Loh. the /i/fth winner in the Kohdk hInternational
Newspaper Snapshot Awards. KINSA officers prices 11 to Sl10,000 to anateur photographers sch'ct'd as local
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Judge signs GTE consent order


By Pat Copeland
Islalder Reporter
On July 9 Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich signed
a consent order officially ending the lawsuit IIiled
against the City of I lolmes Beach by GTE Mobilnel
and Smith- Realtors.
The consent order is the same one approved and
signed by city commissioners in May to settle the eight-
month lawsuit.
GTE and Smith sued the city, lbrmer Mayor Bob
VanWagoner and the city's two building officials in Oc-
tober 1997 because VanWagoncr refused to sign GTE's
site plan for a cellular phone tower. The tower was to be
constructed at Smith Realtors, 5904 Marina Drive, and
was approved by the city commission in August.
Following the approval, resident Joan Perry initi-
ated referendum proceedings in an attempt to have the
vote repealed. Commissioners decided the referendum
process does not pertain to resolutions.
Perry then filed a mandalmus action asking the court
to order the commission to follow its referendum proce-

$210,000(), up from the current $194,000.
The plannillg and development department budget
is $152,000, up from the current $117.000.
Commissioners were expected to set the tentative
village rate at presstime. Public hearings on the bud-
get and final approval of the tax rate will take place in
September.


dure. The judge quashed that action and ruled that the is-
sue would be decided as part of the federal lawsuit.
According to the Kovaclhevich's order, the city and
its officials are must:
Allow the tower to be constructed according to
plans submitted by GT.l'
Issue all permits and approvals for the lower's
operations 72 hours alter coistructiot is complete.
Take no further action oin the construction and
operatioll of the tower.
In addition, the commission agreed that the city
charter's referendum procedure cannot be applied to
the resolution approving the lower's construction and
that the city's ordinance governing the construction of
cellular phone towers cannot be applied to this tower.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ...................................... ... ....... 6
Those Were the Days ................................. 7
A nnouncem ents ......................................... 10
Streetlife ............................. .. ................ 14
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 18
Crossword puzzle................ ...................... 28






IQ PAGE 2 E JULY 29, 1998 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Condition of Anna Maria pier questioned

By Susan K. Kesselhing
Islander Reporter


Some city residents are complaining about the con-
dition of the Anna Maria City Pier. Among the com-
plaints are pilings that have deteriorated, decking
boards that are loose, protruding nails on the walkway,
boards that are uneven and large gaps between deck-
ing boards.
Complaints about the women's rest room include
torn up flooring materials, wet wood exposed by miss-
ing tiles and catch buckets under the plumbing.
Resident and local business owner Dale Woodland
said, "It's obvious the city pier is in need of repair."
He points to a place where the walkway is sagging,
approximately five pilings from where the pier begins,
the result of a piling that needs to be replaced.
From the point where the benches start until the
end of the pier is where Woodland said "the pier is in
major need of repair."
Walking along this piece of runway, he points to
nails that are sticking up, large gaps between the deck-
ing and boards that are raised.
The City of Anna Maria originally leased the pier
to West Florida Seafood Inc. in October 1987, though
the commercial lease was modified in May 1993 to
name Seay Brothers Properties, Phillip R. and W. Ben-
jamin Seay, as the new tenants.
John Home is the current operator of the pier. He was
an employee of Seay Brothers, as manager of both the pier
and the now-defunct Anchorage restaurant. He was later
made an officer in the Seay brothers' corporation and then
reincorporated with Phillip Seay as an officer in his cor-
poration. The lease remains unchanged.
According to the lease agreement that went into
effect in October 1987 and expires at the end of Sep-
tember 1999, it is the responsibility of the tenant to
maintain the premises and the responsibility of the city,
or landlord, to do monthly inspections.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock is respon-
sible for doing the monthly inspections, though the last
official record of an inspection is dated November
1995. Charnock said he had "No comment" as to why
the official inspections of the pier ended.
Though no formal inspections have taken place in
more than two and a half years, Charnock explained he
is in close contact with Horne and they regularly dis.-
cuss the repairs that need to be made to the pier.
Charnock said his last informal meeting with
Horne was on July 14, while Charnock had dinner on


Turtles receiving

unwanted attention

by beachgoers
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"We think these people believe they are helping the
turtles," said Fox. "But they're turning it into disaster.
"We don't think it's malicious. Untrained people
just can't know all the things that can go wrong. That's
why the state permits only 15 people on the Island to
handle turtles."
Penalties are tough for those who ignore the laws,
she pointed out. It's illegal even to touch a cage, and
to mess with a baby turtle can cost $25,000 to $50,000
in fines and a year in jail under federal law, $500 and
60 days under state law plus $100 additional for each
egg involved.
Her volunteers are exhausted, said Fox, up all night
most nights "and we're not even in the prime hatching
periodyet."
She hesitates to ask them to serve additional guard
duty at the suspect nests, but "we're going to have to
do it." With 190 nests so far on the Island, that's a lot
of turtle watching.
Increasing the urgency, the heat of the past few
weeks has brought hatching about 12 days earlier than
expected in many nests. Normal nesting time is around
55 days, with 80 to 120 eggs per nest.
"We need help. We need more volunteers all up
and down the Island."
She asks that volunteers call her at 778-5638 or
John DeFazio, longtime officer of Turtle Watch, at
778-0056.
As for the vandals, "even if they didn't mean it,
we're going to nail them."


the pier. At that time, said Charnock, he discussed
some of the problems that needed attention. Charnock
also said Home is cooperative when it comes to mak-
ing repairs.
Home said the pier sees a lot of action. The main-
tenance and upkeep of the pier is an ongoing process
due to the heavy traffic.
Home also said the elements, wind, rain, storms
and sun, wreak havoc on the green decking boards,
causing them to shrink. As far as the gaps are con-
cerned, Home said that if the gaps were not there, the
pressure of the waves during high tide or a storm would
lift the pier.
He is currently working on replacing 10 pilings,
which he says are hard to get, and said he has replaced
most of the decking boards in the last two years.
With respect to the women's rest room, Home said
he recently had a maintenance worker doing repairs,
who accidentally flooded the bathroom and saturated
the floorboards.
Horne confirmed that an official inspection hasn't


A flooded restroom at
the Anna Maria City
Pier prompted the
damage pictured.
Residents have com-
plained of the shabby
condition of parts of
the pier. Islander
Photo. Susan K.
Kesselring


been done for some time, though Mayor Chuck
Shumard and Commissioner Robert McElheny made a
visit out to the pier this past week to check on some
work that is being done. Home said, "They and
Charnock come out quite often."
Charnock said he would not resume inspections
unless he was directed by the mayor and commission-
ers to do so.
Shumard was unaware that the official inspections
had ceased. He said. "We will start them up again."
Woodland and the other residents who have come
forward to complain are concerned about the safety of
those many people who visit the pier every day. He
said, "I don't think we should wait until we have a
problem and then fix it. A small city like ours can't
afford a lawsuit."
Charnock said "I don't feel that it's unsafe, though
it is in need of repair."
Home said of the pier, "It's not in bad shape by any
stretch of the imagination. It's in better shape than it's
ever been."


Fire districts ask for county


help to upgrade radios


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Administrator Ernie
Padgett said he will consider a request from the
county's fire districts to upgrade to 800-mega-
hertz radios.
Anna Maria/West Side Fire Chief Andy
Price made the request at a recent meeting of
county and fire officials.
"We're not a party to any of the one-cent
sales tax like the cities," Price explained. "Last
time it passed, the cities got a portion of the
money for infrastructure needs. When the issue
came up again, I thought there was a possibility
that we could ask for some of it in equipment,
such as 800-mhz radios."
Padgett said one of the county's projects for
the proposed one-cent tax is to upgrade its radio
system.
Diane Frenz of the county's information ser-


vices department said she estimates it will cost
about $4 million to upgrade the county's radio
system, including constructing two towers and
replacing obsolete radios.
Padgett said everyone in the county who uses
the 800-mhz system will benefit from the up-
grade but the question is how much more the
county is willing to provide.
"Most of us that have fairly good budgets can
plan for replacing those radios, even though it
may take us several years." said Braden River
Fire Chief Henry Sheffield. "But remember you
have Parrish, Myaaka and Duette that have no
taxing powers. For them, $50,000 for new radios
is a tremendous amount of money."
Padgett asked how much it would cost to up-
grade radios in all of the districts. Sheffield said
$40,000 per station, or $800,000 total.
Padgett said he will make a presentation to
the county commission for the funding.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 29, 1998 0 PAGE 3 IU

Holmes Beach bank robbed; police seek suspect


The First National Bank of Manatee in Holmes
Beach was robbed Friday by a man who said he had
a gun.
Holmes Beach Police Sgt. Nancy Rogers said
the bank's surveillance camera captured the suspect
on film. Rogers described the man as being in his
20s, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a
medium build.
He weighs about 170 pounds, has short dark
hair, a close-cut dark mustache and goatee and was
described as having a dark complexion, Rogers said.
The man was last seen wearing a dark ball cap
with a red bill with what possibly is a "Detroit Red-
wings" emblem on the front, a dark green T-shirt


with a "Big Dog" emblem
on the left breast, T-shirt-
material gray shorts with a
wide vertical stripe.
He was also wearing
wraparound sunglasses,
Rogers said.
He took an undisclosed
amount of cash from the
bank. 5324 Gulf Drive, af-
ter giving the teller a note Robery suspect
saying he had a gun.
The suspect left the bank southbound on foot.
At presstime, Holmes Beach police said they


Anna Maria City commissioners vote

to increase property tax


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria residents may be looking at a property
tax increase.
City commissioners voted to tentatively increase
the current millage rate from 1.70 to 2.0 for the 1998-
99 fiscal year Monday, July 27. A mill is $1 for every
$1,000 of assessed property, less homestead exemp-
tion, if applicable.
According to law, the tentative millage rate can be
decreased once it has been set, but it cannot be in-
creased. Because of this, commissioners leave them-
selves some leeway when setting the rate.
The reason for the increase is that the city expects
a shortfall of $72,857. The current year's budget has
$75,000 in building permit money, though next year it
is expected to bring only $50,000 due to the limited
amount of buildable land.
Also, commissioners are being conservative in es-
timating anticipated revenue from the one-cent school
tax scheduled to expire June 30, 1999 three-quarters
of the way through the budget year. There is a possi-
bility the tax may be extended by voters. A date for a
tax referendum has not been set.


Property taxes in Anna Maria for the current fiscal
year generated $434,385 of the $1,354,219 of the total
budget. If the tentative millage rate stays at 2.0, the money
generated from property tax will increase to $511,041.
Other city revenue comes from other taxes and fees.
The total budget for next year has not been deter-
mined. The meeting was held to set the tentative mill-
age rate and no other budget details were discussed.
There were no residents at Monday's meeting,
which was called at the last minute on Sunday, July 26.
City Clerk Peg Nelson said there was a conflict with
setting the date for the meeting. Manatee County Prop-
erty Appraiser Charles Hackney requires the proposed
rates by July 30.
Nelson said the meeting was originally scheduled
for Wednesday, July 29, but the Manatee County
School Board was voting on its tax extension that day.
Nelson said that the meetings cannot take place on the
same day according to Florida statute and truth in mill-
age guidelines.
Notices of the meeting were posted at city hall and
at the Anna Maria Post Office on Sunday.
Dates have not been set for three August budget
workshops. The first public hearing is scheduled Sept. 3.


were following up on several leads.
Anyone with information should call Lt. Dale
Stephenson or Rogers at 778-7875 or 747-COPS.


Disaster preparedness
meeting Aug. 5 in
Bradenton Beach
A disaster preparedness community forum will be
held Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the Bradenton Beach City
Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
The 7 p.m. meeting will feature Vice Mayor John
Chappie and Sgt. John Cosby of the Bradenton Beach
Police Department. Cosby is the disaster coordinator
for the city.
Topics of discussion include advance preparations,
evacuation procedures, shelter information, re-entry
requirements, use of resident passes, Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency insurance requirements
and other issues.
All residents, visitors and business owners are
welcome. Public comments and questions are encour-
aged. For more information, call city hall at 778-1005.




Anna Maria City
None scheduled

Bradenton Beach
8/5, 7 p.m., Citizens' Disaster Preparedness
meeting
8/6. 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
7/30, 8 a.m., Commission meeting
to set village rate
8/4, 9 a.m., Commission budget work session
8/5, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification
Advisory Board


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VI PAGE 4 a JULY 29, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Commission wants sketches of city hall art


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A picture is worth a thousand words, said Holmes
Beach city commissioners recently to Island artist and
sculptor Woody Candish.
Candish offered to create an original sculpture
for display outside the new city hall and Mayor
Carol Whitmore invited him to make a presentation
to the commission.
Commissioners said they want to see sketches of
his proposed sculpture for the new city hall before
making any decisions. They also asked Candish to
meet with Commissioner Roger Lutz, the city's beau-
tification liaison, and city hall architect Pat Fletcher.
"I'd like to do something for the new city hall,"
Candish said. "I talked to Pat Fletcher and I'm trying
to get funding from the Artists Guild and the Anna
Maria Island Art League. Your cost would be nothing."
Commission Chairman Don Maloney directed
Candish to "take a look at the drawings of the new build-


Key Royale

Bridge repairs

start next week
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore an-
nounced repair work will begin next week to the
Key Royale Bridge.
Crews from L&S Concrete Restoration Inc.
of Sarasota are expected to start moving equip-
ment to the bridge area and start work as near
Aug. 1 as possible, according to Bill Saunders,
assistant public works director.
Saunders said L&S will close one lane of
traffic on the bridge alternately with either a flag
person or electronic flag system to alert drivers.
The cost of repairs was bid at $53,532.


ing and give us an idea of what you want to put where."
Candish said Fletcher pointed out a couple of sites
that could be considered. One is near the entrance to the
parking lot facing Marina Drive and another is near the
soccer field.
"I brought in a sculpture several months ago,"
Candish said. "It would be like that, only 10 to 15 feet
high. If you said go with it, 1 would pursue it."
Maloney said he wants to see sketches.
"We have a sample here," Whitmore stressed of
the small-scale model. "He's talked to the architect and
now he's talking to us. He wants to know if we're in-
terested and then he'll get more detail on how much it
will cost and who will fund it."
"That [model] is the closest I can come," Candish
added. "It would be a coral reef with native fish. A lot
of people who don't fish or dive don't know the native
fish and we have coral out here that people don't know
about. It would be an educational piece."
Resident Mercedes Thornburg, a member of the
county's bicycle and pedestrian advisory board, said
that group wants to know if there will be a bicycle rack
at the new city hall.
"Have you seen the one that Woody designed in
Anna Maria?" Thornburg asked. "It's possible that you
could tie that in with the sculpture."
Thornburg was referencing a palm-tree like bicycle
rack located at Alexis Plaza.
Maloney suggested waiting until the building is
completed before making any decisions.
"In the conversation I had with Mr. Fletcher, he
said he would like to see the sculpture finished for the
grand opening and dedication," Candish said.
"There is interest on the commission's part but, we
want to see what it looks like first and what the build-
ing looks like," Commissioner Luke Courtney said.
"What do you want?" Candish asked with exas-
peration. "I'm donating a sculpture to city hall."
"What we really want is for you to sell us," Maloney
replied. "We wouldn't have any objection to some sculp-
ture but we want some idea of what it's going to look like


Sculpture model on display
at city hall
A model of Island artist Woody Candish's proposed
sculpturefor the new Holmes Beach City Hall is on
display at the old city hall building for residents to
view. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.

other than that sculpture sitting out there."
Candish concluded by saying he would provide
sketches.
"I think we have to see the site and talk to the ar-
chitect," Lutz said. "I want to talk to the beautification
committee and Pat Fletcher about it, then I'll re-intro-
duce it at a work session."
"It's very nice of Mr. Candish to offer this," resi-
dent Jane Early noted. "It's a little disturbing to me why
you can't extrapolate from his model to the actual
sculpture. He's already talked with the architect."


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 29, 1998 0 PAGE 5 [j

Residents, businessman earn $ for Center


By Cynthia Finn
Special to The Islander
Proceeds from the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's 1998 "Affaire to Remember" auction benefit
last April continue to roll in.
Anna Maria residents Laura and Jeff Beard, both
physicians, attended the benefit as guests of Bonnie and
Robert McElheny. Asan Anna Maria city commissioner,
McElheny serves on the Center's board of directors.
"Robert McElheny has been a tremendously active
and financially supportive member of our board," says


What's happening with
Holmes Beach City Hall?
For the sake of his blood pressure it's prob-
ably time the Grumpy Old Man left Holmes Beach
and went north for a few months.
It's not bad enough that I drive by our huge,
expensive new city building now under construc-
tion, but then I read that all the extra expenses
necessary for the completion of the project that
were conveniently ignored in the original bidding.
Now we have several worthwhile organiza-
tions clamoring to take over the old city hall. Re-
member the horror stories we were told about this
building being unfit for human habitation by the
bureaucrats and elected officials?
Remember the tremendous expense to bring
the building/buildings up to code, to replace the
plumbing, the electrical service and the repairs to
the foundation?


After-school program
registration
begins at Cortez
Community Center


Chairman Andy Price. "We're lucky to have him."
Following the auction, the Beards contacted the Cen-
ter staff with an offer of two used cars as a donation.
"Awesome!" said Center Development Director
Scott Dell, who handled the particulars with Mainte-
nance Supervisor Bill Murphy.
In stepped Holmes Beach businessman Bob
Charles of Island Auto Body. Without charge, Charles
did detail work and mechanical checks on both ve-
hicles and then displayed the two cars for sale. Bingo!
Within days both vehicles were sold, earning the


MAN

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Also, do you recall the difficulty they encountered
complying with the Federal Emergency Management
Agency's requirements and those of the Americans
With Disabilities Act and there were no showers for
the police department?
The Grumpy Old Man has no argument with the
needs of the Anna Maria Island Community Center to
provide a meeting place for teenagers, but shall we put
them in a facility with so many faults? Let's use what


Registration for new children has begun at the
Cortez Community Center for the after-school pro-
gram. The center serves children who attend Seabreeze
Elementary School, Sugg Middle School, and
Bayshore High School.
With appropriate arrangements by parents, the
school bus will transport children to the village, where
they are welcomed by the staff.
Applications for staff are also being accepted at the


Center $5,000.
Charles also did the mechanical fixin's on the
Center's early '80s tan van, which was originally do-
nated to the Center by the city of Bradenton Beach and
had been given a nickname of "the horse." Another sale
earning the Center $400 was accomplished in a matter
of days.
"We're so grateful to the Beards and Bob Charles,"
says Dell.
"Folks like these in our community, with their gen-
erosity and support, deserve special recognition."


we have, for Heaven's sake the library has a
meeting room that is used sparingly, the fire de-
partment has a large meeting room that also gets
limited use, and surely there is place in the new city
hall that has not been allocated, at least until the
City Fathers decide to employ more workers.
The use of any of these facilities would incur
very little cost to the Center or the taxpayers.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary is also a laudable
organization that probably could use some of the
aforementioned space. For Holmes Beach City
Commissioner Luke Courtney to suggest putting
portable buildings at the boat dock is laughable.
Have you ever visited the ramp on a weekend,
Luke? There is no room now for trailer parking,
and when the baseball field is expanded there will
be even less.
Grumpy Old Man Russ Olson is afull-time Florida
resident with 29 years of experience in state and
federal government.


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The Cortez Community Center is open from
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Swing and sway


On the dance floor? Sure.
On the pier? Not OK.
Well, not too much. Some movement is expected
on a structure such as the historic Anna Maria City Pier.
Subject to the whims of tides and dynamic wave action,
you figure on feeling a little "float."
Mayor Chuck Shumard actually wanted us to be-
lieve the pier was "engineered to sway."
Trips out to the restaurant on the pier since last
May left us a little worried, and with several residents
voicing concerns we thought we'd look a little closer.
Call it rough, or say it "ain't pretty," but things
could be a lot spiffier.
In fact, a sagging piling just a little way from
landside and a couple of loose stringers (side rails that
support decking) will cause you and your knees -
to take a dip on the way out.
There's added seating for the restaurant on the pier
outside now and some pressure cleaning would .do a
world of good there. It's yucky. But before you get too
concerned about that, we'll warn you about the
women's rest room facilities.
On one of our visits, one of two toilets was out of
order and how. It was overflowing sewage onto ply-
wood on the floor, exposed by a large number of loose
and missing tiles. A bucket was placed appropriately
under the sink to catch leaking water.
Aside from the stench and the mess, we were left
to worry about what might be leaking into the bay from
the neglect.
Combine this with loose boards, protruding nails
and other nuisances and the picture is bleak.
On the other hand, the food is very good, the en-
tertainment is fun and fishing is lively. Operator John
Horne can be proud of the popularity he enjoys on all
these counts.
But according to his lease with the city, Home's
responsible for maintaining all the aforementioned prob-
lems some of which are merely maintenance, eas-
ily repaired in the course of a daily regime.
We heard a rumor the problems are being ignored
until lease renewal time, but that's 13 months away.
It's no rumor the city has ignored the problems.
Inspections by the city ceased in November 1995 with
the exception of dinner conversations on visits by Pub-
lic Works Director Phil Charnock with John Home.
Shumard said he was unaware inspections were not
being made and he said they would resume. But
Charnock said he wouldn't resume inspections unless
ordered to do so by the mayor and the commission.
As a valuable asset to the city and the Island, we're
looking for more than a lackluster appearance for this
historical landmark. It should be our hallmark.



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JULY 29, 1998 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 37
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Should we do business?
I urge any island city entering into an agreement
with any business to check public records about the
organization. When they find a two-foot-high stack of
complaints from citizens and numerous violations of
law from agencies which include the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection, city building de-
partment and local police, it begs the question, "Is this
someone we want to go into business with?"
The Bradenton Beach Marina owner states he has
always had a good relationship with the City of
Bradenton Beach; this is one which has been fostered
by way of numerous code violations and lawsuits
against the City and local residents. Here is someone
who believes laws and rules are for the little people.
Now Bradenton Beach is considering the purchase
of the marina, including property which was vacated at
no profit to the city. What a bargain for taxpayers to
now buy this land back; and even better bargain for
Allan Bazzy if his $2 million profit is realized.
Would anyone in their right mind go into business
with someone like this? Where is the ethical representa-
tion of our Bradenton Beach mayor and commissioners?
Lani Gray-Deschamls,
Bradenton Beach seasonal resident


For peace
There may be a compromise out there. I spend 25-
35 hours weekly on our tranquil waters. I call it fish-
ing and it is my cherished retirement activity.
On Friday, July 17, off Terra Ceia, I encountered
"quiet airboat," an adult and two youngsters aboard. I
would have pursued to identify the make, obviously
new, but for the flats. I hope the owner will respond.
Meanwhile, just this past week, there were two
non- commercial, thunderous boats flittering off Key
Royale and upper Sarasota Bay, easily double the deci-
bel level of the commercial boat we know and love.
I sincerely propose an examination of an on-
thewater noise ordimnnce, set ; one year colmpiliance
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Find another site
We are very concerned that the Holmes Beach city
commission is considering installing two surplus, tem-
porary, portable school rooms at the 63rd Street boat
ramp for use by the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
While we recognize the value to Manatee
County of the CGA, placing them in unattractive
buildings next to a large residential area will be very
detrimental to property values, as well as increase an
already large traffic and parking problem.
We realize the commissioners have been pre-
sented with an artist's rendering; however, these
renderings usually glamorize an unattractive situa-
tion.
We strongly suggest that the commissioners re-
ject this plan! Let them find another site not near a
residential area perhaps at the boat ramp at the
south end of the Island.
Colvin and Carolyn Whitlney, Holmes Beach


Wake-up call
1 have lived in Anna Maria for five years now
and have always had a sense of peace knowing there
was little to no crime. I would boast to my out-of-
town visitors about how I could leave my house un-
locked and keys in the car with no worries.
In reading The Islander Bystander, I noticed an
increase in vandalism on the Island and have read
about the so called Island Thugs.
I chuckled in disbelief. However, I began taking
some precautions such as locking doors and using
the security alarm on my home and car. Saturday
morning at 3 a.m. I received a wake up call. Some-
one broke a glass window out of my car and stole a
laptop computer.
Most of my friends living on the Island were in
disbelief.
I guess my sense of peace was great while it
lasted. I am writing this in hopes that it may increase
our \\awareness a;d hlopelully save one of my neigh-
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TIOSE WERE THE AflY
Part 9, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder


Ybor City cigar workers of the 1880s roll cigars while a "reader" relieves the
tedium by giving them the news of the day.


IN SEARCH OF THE


WILD GUAVA


On a humid day in June 1884 a dis-
tinguished-looking man arrived at the
moss-hung, backwoods cow town called
Tampa.
No one expected him. His mission
was rather hush-hush. He was working
with an importing company that special-
ized in marketing delicacies to tony res-
taurants and hotels in New York.
He had come to investigate reports
that the guava, a fruit from which deli-
cious pastes and jellies were made, was
growing in wild abundance in the forests
of Tampa Bay.
It didn't take long for Don Gavino
Gutierrez, former Spanish Vice Consul
to the United States and a skilled civil
engineer, to decide the rumors were
wrong. He found that Tampa's environs
were hospitable to citrus trees but other-
wise were barren for anything but cattle.
(It appears Gutierrez passed by the
heavy stands of guava trees on Perico Is-
land and the Palma Sola peninsula
where later the Lone Palm Jelly Factory
produced guava and seagrape delicacies
that were served at the Waldorf Astoria
and on Pullman cars.)
What impressed Gutierrez, though,
was the sultry climate. He knew that his
cigar-maker friends had left Cuba because
of labor problems and were looking for
another place to produce their famous
hand-rolled cigars. Tampa would be ideal,
especially since Henry Plant had extended
his railroad to Tampa and was building
shipping facilities.
So he headed on down to Key West to
meet with Vicente Martinez Ybor and his


The cigar industry was big business in
Tampa in the early 1900s.


associates Edward Manrara and Ignacio
Haya. The cities of Galveston, Mobile
and Pensacola had already made pitches
to these men. But Gutierrez and eager of-
ficials of the new Tampa Board of Trade
won the industry with offers of cheap
land and other financial incentives.
Ybor and his associates bought some
100 acres of palmetto and scrub land
northeast of what is now downtown
Tampa and hired Gutierrez to lay out the
town of Ybor City. The first factory went
up in-1886. More factories were built as
well as homes for workers, stores, restau-
rants and other small businesses.
Two decades later there were 200
to 300 cigar plants in Ybor City and an-
other section called West Tampa.
Gutierrez had done well with invest-
ments. and by this time was looking
around for other fields to conquer.
He was acquainted with a number
of Tampans who had settled on Anna
Maria Key. When fisherman Jose
Casanas and attorney John R. Jones
were ready to "prove up" their home-
steads in 1903, Gutierrez was glad to
advise them. Times were good, he told
them. Real estate on Anna Maria would
soon be valuable.
The upshot was that Gutierrez sur-
veyed and platted their properties for
development. Jones and Casanas were
the first homesteaders to subdivide
their holdings on Anna Maria Island
and others soon followed.
Jones wrote of Gutierrez in his
brief history of the Island set down in
1927: "He took a great interest in Anna
Maria, succeeding in interesting some
of the leading cigar manufacturers of
Tampa; so that a considerable number
of lots and other property was pur-
chased by them and several substantial
cottages erected."
The Gutierrez family summer
home was on the Gulf about where
Manatee County beach is today. St.
Bernard Catholic Church was built on
former Gutierrez land along the Sound.
And there used to be a convent where
the Church of the Annunciation now
stands. Gutierrez descendants still re-
side or vacation among us today.

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Island is 'perfect' for this tennis coach, fisher


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Sure, it's second-hand glory. But when 20 sharks
begin a feeding frenzy, second-hand is plenty close.
Tennis coach Todd Andrews, a fairly new resident
of Bradenton Beach, found among his late father's sou-
venirs a clipping describing another Andrews' adven-
ture with sharks in the Bahamas.
It seems a fisherman hooked a blue marlin off Capt.
Gene Andrews' boat in the Walker's Cay Billfish Tour-
nament in May 1976, fought it for 7 1/2 hours, only to
have his fish disqualified because of mutilation by sharks.
It was after 10 p.m. when the marlin, surrounded
by sharks but still fighting, was brought alongside. In
the darkness the mate grabbed the leader line while
Capt. Andrews made ready with the flying gaff.
As he sank the gaff, sharks attacked. The marlin
lunged under the boat, pulling the gaff rope tight be-
hind Andrews's legs and flipping him into the water,
into the midst of some 20 sharks crazed by marlin
blood. The mate, John Barker, managed to pull his cap-
tain, unhurt except for rope burns, from the water.
What was left of the marlin weighed in at 461
pounds.


'1 always wanted a boat'
So did many hundreds of people who pur-
chased tickets for a chance to win the 12-foot skiff
and trailer raffled off by the Anna Maria Island
Community Center last week.
Sorry, but thanks sincerely, sailors. Your ticket
purchases earned almost $400 for the Center from
the donation of the boat by former Bradenton Beach
residents Lynn and Lee Homack.
The winner of the boat is Melissa Lazzara,
who vacations at her family's Island "beach
house" whenever possible. Family vacations will
now take on a nautical twist.


Todd Andrews has tried to call Gene, his cousin,
but the captain is in Eleuthra for a few weeks so they'll
wait awhile to get reacquaintcd.
Todd himself is an avid and experienced fisher.
Growing up in Miami. he fished and dived with his
father and uncles in the late 1960s: he has a wallet-
sized photo of a 16-foot thresher shark his father caught
off Montauk, N.Y., and brought into the yacht club in
1952. This is the shark that threshes its tail in a school
of fish, stuns some of them and scarfs them down.
Todd Andrews came to tennis by way of a tractor:
He and a buddy got a tractor going near their homes,
drove it under a mango tree, where a low branch
promptly knocked Todd unconscious. His pal took him
to the nearest place for treatment, a tennis club.
"I vaguely heard tennis balls being whacked and
when I got my sight back I saw a racquet and I just
started playing."
He wanted to teach people this wonderful game he
discovered while unconscious, Todd said, and so he


became a teaching pro at 19 at Riviera Country Club
in Miami and found his life work.
Helping a friend move to this area after Hurricane
Andrew in 1993, he fell in love with the Island and moved
with his wife to Bradenton Beach last September.
Todd is now tennis coach at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, where he has discovered a couple
of "extremely promising" players.
He has greatest hopes for a five-year-old, Ali
Walstad, for "she's in the top one and a half percent of
all the kids I've seen in my life for desire and intelli-
gence. She has the heart and technique of a champion,
and she can go as far as she wants."
He will go back to recreational fishing here when
he gets his tennis job organized. And, unlike so many
pros who come and go, he plans to stay.
"Anna Maria reminds me of Miami when it was
good, especially Key Biscayne." he said. "The first
time I crossed the Cortez Bridge I had to stop and just
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County to put


one-cent sales


tax on ballot
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Commissioners recently agreed
to seek a one-cent sales tax over five years to fund
$96 million in countywide projects.
The only question is whether the issue will be on
the fall ballot or be presented to voters in a special
election in the spring. Commissioners were discuss-
ing the date of the referendum at presstime.
"A sales tax is a very broad-based revenue
source," County Administrator Ernie Padgett noted.
"Very conservative estimates are that 25 percent of
all sales tax revenues are coming from non-residents.
It's a good revenue source to meet the long-term
infrastructure needs of this county."
Padgett said 75 percent of the revenue from the
tax would go to the county and 25 percent to the cit-
ies. The cities would receive approximately the same
amount of revenue as they do from the existing one-
cent sales tax for schools, in its fifth and final year.
For the Island cities, those figures over five
years are approximately $615,000 for Anna Maria,
$560,000 for Bradenton Beach and $1.6 million for
Holmes Beach.
Padgett recommended that the county go alone
on the tax and noted that five years ago it gave up its
portion of the tax to the schools. Manatee County
school board officials hoped they could join with the
county and share the proceeds of a new one-cent
sales tax.
"We are in favor of the extension of the sales
tax," said School Board Chairman Harry Kinnan.
"The school board would prefer to get together with
the county commission on this issue. One of the ra-
tionales is we are concerned about two big entities
competing for something that will benefit the over-
all population."
On its own, the school board can seek voter ap-
proval of one-half of a one percent sales tax.
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$23,1000,000; and water resource protection,
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"The list remains an aggressive list, with
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could join with the City of Bradenton to provide fa-
cilities on the south side of the causeway, so beach
goers don't have to cross the road in heavy traffic to
use the rest rooms.
"There are things out there that we should be
looking at outside of the box," Manatee County
Commissioner Stan Stephens noted. "I think now is
the opportune time to look at those expanded facili-
ties at the beach that we don't have right now,
whether it's concessions, rest rooms or locker
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The Cortez Community Center has a new face, compliments of some young artists. Islander Photo: Susan
K. Kesselring

Cortez Community Center gets a face painting


Thanks to the hours of volunteer labor of some tal-
ented local artists, the Cortez Community Center has
a bright new look.
New neighbors, who just moved into the house
across the street, designed and produced a brightly
painted face for the Center building. To complete the
exterior picture, nautical-look rope barriers have been
set up to prevent cars from parking on the basketball


August library events
Events scheduled in August at the Island
Branch Library include the Holmes Beach
Civic Association which will be present at
10:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. On display are
Watercolors by Alice Ottari and Paper Dolls by
Judy Burd. A veteran's service officer will be
available to interview clients from I to 4 p.m.
on Monday, by appointment only. Call 749-
3030 to schedule.
The library is located at 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. For information, call
778-6341.



Expect changes in
e-mail service
The Islander Bystander will be changing its e-mail
address in the near future. Persons experiencing delays
or interruption in c-mail to the newspaper may wish to
use "snail mail," the U.S. Postal Service. for the time
being.
A new newspaper e-mail address will be published
for Internet users as soon as it becomes available.


Web site launched
for vacationers
The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bu-
reau has launched an internet web site that features
visitor information on area attractions, accommoda-
tions and hotel packages.
Vacationers will be able to link directly to the ac-
commodation and book their Anna Maria Island,
Longboat Key, or Bradenton area reservation direct.
The site may be found on the World Wide Web
at floridaislandbeaches.org.
For more information, call 729-9177, extension
233.

Jimmy Buffett's music
featured at laser lightshow
The South Florida Museum and Bishop Plan-
etarium is featuring the music of Jimmy Buffett in the
laser show "Parrothcad Jam," at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday
through Sunday during the month ofAugust.
Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3.50
for children and children under five are admitted free.
The museum is located at 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton. For more information, call 746-STAR.


court.
The summer camp artists are busy designing new
murals for the sides of the building.
The buildings new face sends a visual message that
it is truly a center for children.
One supporter's comment was, "I think it's about
time the old building had its face painted too. The
project definitely shows that kids do count in Cortez."


Election rolls close Aug. 3
for first primary
Registration to vote in the Sept. 1 primary election
must be done by Aug. 3, election officials have said.
For the Oct. 1 run-off election, voters must regis-
ter by Aug. 31.
Remember that this year, photo identification is
required as well as your voter ID card.
Registration forms are available at all city offices
on the Island as well as at The Islander Bystander of-
fices, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Reading workshop
for writers
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 3, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Bring original poems and essays to read. Visitors
are welcome.
For further information, call 792-5295.


John Hall to perform at the
Sarasota Opera House
The Sarasota Opera House presents John Hall,
singer and songwriter, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the
Sarasota Opera House. 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota.
John Hall, writing with his wife Johanna, is best
known as a songwriter. They have written such popu-
lar songs as "Power," "Still the One," "Dance with Me"
and "Good Enough."
The performance will take place in the Peterson
Great Room. Tickets are $15. For more information, or
to order tickets, call 366-8450.


Manatee Players
celebrates 50th year
The Manatee Players is celebrating 50 years of live
theater with "A Celebration of Life A Musical Re-
vue."
Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, Aug.7 and 8, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.
The ticket price for Friday and Saturday is $25 and
includes dessert and champagne. Black tie is optional.
The Sunday performance is $12 for the show only.
Tickets can be ordered from the box office at 748-
5875, or by visiting the theater at 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton.
Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday
through Friday, Saturdays during production, and one
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Manatee Players
to hold auditions
Auditions will be held at the Manatee Players
Riverfront Theatre at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday,
August 10 and 11, for the upcoming play, "Little
Shop of Horrors."
Roles are available for three men and four
women, along with five minor roles, all ages 18 or
above.
All auditionees are asked to bring a prepared
song in their key, and are advised to wear comfort-
able clothing and shoes.
The production is scheduled from Sept. 24
through Oct. 11.
The theater is located at 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton. For more information, call 748-0111.

Opportunities with AARP
The AARP foundation community-service em-
ployment program has positions open for persons aged
55 and older with limited financial resources.
Applicants will receive on-the-job training.
For more information, call 366-9039.


Buccaneer Inn sponsors
Hemingway look-a-like
Captain Dave Vaught left last week for Key
West to try his hand at winning the Sloppy Joe's
Hemingway Look-a-Like
Contest. The contest fo-
cuses around a week of ac-
A .,. tivities in Key West cel-
y-.:.,. ebrating Hemingway's
July 21 birth date.
Dave is sponsored
by the Buccaneer Inn, wa-
terfront restaurant and ma-
rina on Longboat Key.
Captain Dave
Vaught Vaught and his wife Susan
both reside on their sail-
boat at the Buccaneer. He is an active yacht broker
and captain holding a 100-ton master license. He
also belongs to the Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce.
Dave has entered the Hemingway look-a-like
contest eight times in Key West and made it to the
finals four of those visits. Vaught is also a past win-
ner of the Sarasota Hemingway Look-a-Like Contest
held on St. Armands Circle.


Beanies for the birds
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary is having a
retired beanie baby raffle drawing at 4:30 p.m. each
day throughout the summer in the gift shop. Tickets
cost $1 each, or six for $5. All proceeds benefit the
new hospital building fund.






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Medical Front' by Echo Heron
Echo Heron, a part-time resident of Bradenton
Beach, has published several biographies and a num-
ber of medical mysteries. "Tending Lives." she says, is
a book close too her heart, an anthology of anecdotes
by nurses of all ages in all areas of medical care.
Some talcs will make you cry. others will make
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this book you will gain a new perspective on the wide
range of talents a nurse must demonstrate and a wide
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Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant, 54, of Anna Maria, died July 25.
Born in Greenville, S.C., he came to Manatee
County from Augusta, Ga., in 1985. He was a Baptist
and retired as a sergeant in the U.S. Army after 21
years. Bryant served in the Vietnam War.
Visitation and funeral was Wednesday at Palms Fu-
neral Home, Sarasota, with Revs. Dale Everett and Dick
Stillwell officiating. A memorial conducted by Father
Baer of Sacred Heart Church, Bradenton, will be held in
Anna Maria at Bayfront Park at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1.
Burial will be in Palms Memorial Park, Sarasota. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Disabled American
Veterans, 807 Main Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024.
He is survived by daughters Nicole Bryant Schnieder
of Hardee County and Monique of Wauchula; sons Bill
Jr., of Sarasota and Leighton N., of Wauchula; mother
Alice; sister JoAnne Dougherty of Sarasota; and brothers
Randy and Roger, both of Bradenton.

William Edward Miller
William Edward Miller, 63, of Sarasota, former
resident of Anna Maria Island and Bradenton, died July
23 in Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services were Tuesday, July 28, at
Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home in Sarasota, with Ma-
sonic Lodge services that morning. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the Shrine Hospital for Crippled
Children, 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota 34234.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio, and came here from
Toledo in 1983. He was co-owner of Miller Manage-


ment Services in Sarasota. A Lutheran, he was a mem-
ber of Masonic Lodge, Sahib Shrine Temple and the
Valley Scottish Rite in Toledo.
Survving are his wife Irene, daughter Deborah, son
Michael and a grandchild, all of Sarasota.

William 'Moon' Mullon
William "Moon" Mullon, 71, of Holmes Beach.
died July 19 at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton.
A gathering of friends and sharing service was held
July 21 at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 6000 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Mullon was born in Fort Mcade, Fla., and moved to
Cocoa Beach, Fla., in 1973. A graduate of Florida South-
ern College, he retired from Tropicana as a certified pur-
chasing manager following 20 years of service.
Mullon served in the U.S. Navy during World War
II. He was a member of the Anna Maria Island Demo-
cratic Club and member of Sigma Alpha Espilon as
well as a member of the Anna Maria Island Privateers.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria, FL 34217.
He is survived by his wife Sandra; a daughter,
Lynn M. Brock of Panama City Beach, Fla.; two sons,
William S. Mullon Jr., and Patrick 1-. Mullon, both of
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one sister, Anne Lupcscllo of
Plant City, Fla.; nine grandchildren and one great-
grandchild.
Griffith-Clinc's Island Chapel was in charge of
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Islander home delivery
may be delayed
Due to a death in the family of The Islander
Bystander's five-plus-year home delivery per-
son, the delivery of the newspaper to driveways
on Anna Maria Island may be delayed.
Loyal readers may expect home delivery no
later than Thursday or option to pick up a paper
at any of the numerous business locations and
outdoor newsracks on the Island.
We apologize for any delay you may expe-
rience in receiving free home delivery service.


Adopters of traffic islands
invited to Aug. 5 meeting
All residents and business owners who have vol-
unteered to adopt traffic islands in Holmes Beach are
invited to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 5, at city hall.
Members of the Holmes Beach Parks and Beau-
tification Advisory Board plan to explain the pro-
gram and what is expected of volunteers. The board
is offering 12 traffic islands throughout the city for
adoption by residents, civic groups, clubs or busi-
nesses.
Those who wish to adopt an island but have not
filed an application are also invited to attend. Inter-
ested persons who cannot attend the meeting are
asked to call Sheila Hurst at 778-0369.





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Marge Blackett, president of the Sarasota Audubon
Society, looks over the latest book on birdingfor this
area. The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum,
402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, now has "Birding
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sale. Blackett spearheaded the book project which
was published jointly by the Sarasota and Manatee
historical societies. The Island museum gift shop is
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Florida postcards
posted at library
From left. Island artists Bob Jones, Jeanne Maschek
and Irene Murphy have posted their collections of
Florida postcards for the month of July as part of the
arts-on-display series at the Island Branch Library.
The card shown above is actually three cards and
was intended to be mailed in stages. It includes an
interesting poem continued on each card. Library
hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.
10 to 6 Tuesday and Thursday and 10 to 5 Friday
and Saturday. For more information, call 778-6341.
Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 14, theft, 100 block of Los Cedros. The vic-
tim reported the suspect removed a pager valued at
$100 from her book bag.
July 15, domestic disturbance, North Shore Drive
and Palm Avenue. The subjects were having an argu-
ment but there was no sign of physical violence, said
the report.
July 17, theft information, 500 block of North
Shore Drive. The complainant reported several packs
of cigarettes and some change were missing.
July 17, grand theft. 200 block of Coconut. The
victim reported an unknown person gained entry and
removed jewelry valued at $4,950.
July 18, possession of alcohol under 21, 200
block of Spring Avenue. The deputy on patrol observed
the suspects run a stop sign and stopped the vehicle.
Two suspects in the vehicle had open containers of
beer, said the report. They were placed in custody. The
driver was issued a warning for the stop sign violation.
July 19, petty theft, vandalism, 100 Spring, Sand-
bar restaurant. The victim reported the suspect removed
emblems from her vehicle.
July 19, burglary, 800 block of Jacaranda. The
victim reported an unknown person entered the resi-
dence and removed $15 in cash, a bicycle valued at
$230 and a necklace valued at $20.
July 22, domestic disturbance. 10000 block of
Gulf Drive. The subjects were having an argument but
there was no sign of physical violence, said the report.

Bradenton Beach
July 12. possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia. 11500 block of Cortez Road. The com-
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exploded.
The officer located the suspect, Brian A. Carter,
26, of Bradenton, and checked his identification.
Carter denied shooting the bottle rocket. The officer
received permission to search Carter's book bag and
found a bag of marijuana and a pack of rolling pa-
pers. The victim responded and identified Carter hut
said he didn't want to press charges. Carter was is-
sued a su.nmmons.
July 17, grand theft, Cortez Beach. The victims
reported that while they were swimming an unknown
person removed a pair of gold earrings valued at $100,
a watch valued at $10,000, a watch valued at $100, a
bracelet valued at $540, a jacket valued at $60, a purse
valued at $60 and a necklace valued at $ 1,200.
July 19. trespass warning, Coquina Beach. A
marine rescue employee reported that the subject was
swimming in Longboat Pass and he advised the subject
that it was a no swimming area. He said the subject
became irate and said he was doing research for the
federal government. When he asked the subject to leave
the park, he said the subject began threatening him.
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July 21. petty theft. 2513 Gulf Drive. Circle K.
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Jul' 22, possession of paraphernalia, 2513 Gulf
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venile subject had \erv bloodshot eves and asked him
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Place condominiums. The complainant reported an
unknown person entered the swimming pool area
and broke several no trespassing and pool regulation
signs.
July 18, suspicious, 100 block of 50th Street. The
complainants reported a nude male was fondling him-
self in their view at the beach. He was not found.
July 18, suspicious, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. Subjects trespassing on the pier
were asked by the officer to leave.
July 19, suspicious, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The complainant reported a sub-
ject was at the playground talking to small children and
touching himself. The officer located the subject who
said he was looking for coins with his metal detector
and did not talk to the children. The officer advised him
not to return to the playground area and he left the
beach.
July 19, burglary, 200 block of 72nd Street. The
victim reported she found a screwdriver inside the resi-
dence by the front door and glass from the jalousie door
was removed and the screen and brackets were bent.
July 19, suspicious gas drive off, 3015 Gulf
Drive, Citgo.
July 19, theft, 5200 Gulf Drive on the beach. The
officer on patrol was stopped by the victim who said an
unknown person removed items from the beach includ-
ing his shoes and a wallet containing his driver's li-
cense, social security card and $150 in cash while he
was swimming.
July 20. burglary to an automobile. 3700 block of
East Bay Drive. The victim reported an unknown per-


son entered his vehicle and removed two saws valued
at $175.
July 20, assistance, 400 block of Clark Drive. The
complainant reported the subject, who is night blind
and had no light on his bicycle, had not returned home.
The officer located the subject and transported him
home.
July 20, theft of a bicycle, 5500 block of Holmes
Boulevard.
July 21, suspicious, 6600 block of Gulf Drive on
the beach. The complainant reported a 1-year-old child
was naked. The officer spoke to the mother who put a
swimming suit on the child.
July 21, lewd and lascivious in the presence of a
child, 100 block of 68th Street on the beach. The conm-
plainant reported she was at the beach with family
members, including a small child, and observed the
suspect standing in the bushes nude and fondling him-
self. She said she got very angry, approached him and
asked how he could do that in the presence of children.
She said he put on his swimming trunks and ran. She
did not call the police.
About an hour later, she said she observed the sus-
pect hidden in the bushes again. As she began to ap-
proach him, he put on his swimming trunks and ran.
She said she pursued him and police were summoned.
The officer located the suspect, who was identified by
the complainant, and placed in custody.
July 22. theft, 5340 Gulf Drive, Hair Motions.
Employees reported that someone removed an ear-
piercing machine valued at $64.99. 20 bottles of hair
color valued at S75. hair foil valued at $8, two bottles
of hair lotions valued at $12 and 21 bottles of nail pol-
ish valued at $47.
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The complainant reported a family was using a picnic
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July 23, suspicious, 400 block of Clark Drive.
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Island Sports

IThe week
tltat was...
By Kevin P. Cassidy


Islanders defeat
Gators, 4-3
The Island Football Club broke out of its recent
scoring slump, tallying goals from four players to
record a 4-3 soccer win over Gator Stampin' at
Palmetto's Blackstone Park Sunday morning, July 26.
Scoring for the Islanders were Matt Bowers, Nick
LeDuc, Jeff Nelson and Tim Bugna, while Horacio
Carudillom scored all three goals for the Gators.
The win, which gives the Islanders a 1-1-2 record
through four games, was a result of great teamwork and
patience in working the ball out of the Islanders' defen-
sive end with short passes.
IFC almost got on the scoreboard in the third
minute when Nelson and Ken "Peanut" Bowers
worked a give-and-go on the left side. Nelson spotted
Bugna and pushed the ball out front for him to run on
but, Bugna's shot went wide of the goal.
The sixth minute, the Islanders used some beauti-
ful passing that resulted in a header from Nelson that
just went wide of the goal. Goalie Shawn Dibble started
off by taking the goal kick and sending it outside to
Brett McIntosh. McIntosh squared it back to Matt
Bowers in the middle, who one-timed to Augusto
Solano near the center of the field.
Solano held the ball before knocking it back out-
side to McIntosh, who carried the ball up the right
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left side. Bowers took the pass from LeDuc and took
it on goal but his shot deflected off the defender,
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Bowers took the corner kick and found Matt
Merrill but his header was partially blocked over the
end line by the defender, giving IFC another chance.
Bugna played the corner short to Bowers, who
chipped it across the middle to Nelson, who headed
it wide of the goal.
IFC finally broke through in the 15th minute when
LeDuc found Matt Bowers on an overlapping run iup
the middle giving him a one-on-one scoring chance.
Bowers carried the ball into the box, waiting for the
goalie to make his move, before he slid the ball past
him into the far corner for a 1-0 Island lead.
One minute later, the Islanders extended the lead
to 2-0 when Bugna sent a low, hard corner kick to
Solano. Solano one-timed the ball outside to LeDuc,
who settled the ball before hammering it through traf-
fic and into the far corner of the net.
IFC scored again in the 24th minute when Matt
Bowers carried the ball out from his defensive end
before hitting it forward to Solano at midfield. Solano
squared it to Nelson, who cut inside of the defender and
unleashed a rocket from 35 yards, making it 3-0 in fa-
vor of the Islanders.
The 30th minute produced a fast break opportunity
for IFC when LeDuc took a pass from Mclntosh,
quickly turned and fed Bugna. Bugna all alone with
two defenders faked outside, then cut in toward the
goal but his left-footed shot went wide.
The 35th minute saw the home team with numbers
on its side, as Richie Bell made an overlapping run up
the left side but Jeff Lonzo's pass was deflected, leav-
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cit to 3-1 as the half ended.
With a 3-1 lead, IFC came out a bit flat in the sec-
ond half as right away the Gators including several
new players in the lineup were getting scoring op-
portunities. In the 48th minute, the right wing for the
Gators took the ball up the side, where he dropped it
back to his man at the 10-yard line. There he ripped a
shot that Islander goalie Dibble made a tremendous
reaction save on to deny the Gators.
One minute later, Carudillom struck again. He
brought the ball up the left wing and looked to cross
the ball but it sailed into the upper left corner of the
net, past a stunned Dibble in goal, to make the score
3-2.
IFC came right back to work the ball up field as
LeDuc found Ken Bowers streaking up the left wing.
Bowers took the defender on before cutting in and
making a beautiful pass behind the defender covering
Bugna. Bugna raced in and pounded the ball into the
back of the net for a 4-2 lead.
The Gators kept up the offensive pressure as IFC
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delivered a strong tackle to deny the Gator striker.
Ten minutes later the Gators again cut the IFC lead
to one goal when Milos took the ball down the wing
and crossed to a wide-open Carudillom who poked in
the offering from close range to make the score 4-3.
That goal seemed to revive IFC, as they regained
control of the game and just missed scoring two
more goals before the final whistle sounded with
IFC in front 4-3.
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play, while brothers Ken and Matt Bowers, LeDuc,
Lonzo and Solano were recognized for their outstand-
ing play.
Next up, Islanders take on Home Advantage at
Blackstone Park in Palmetto Sunday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m.
As a reminder, IFC is holding adult soccer prac-
tices on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Any adults wish-
ing to try out are invited to lace up the boots and show
their stuff. IFC is also holding under-12 practices on
Saturday at 10 a.m. Any interested players are invited
to come out.
Area businesses who are interested in sponsoring
a team for the 1998-99 season are encouraged to call
me at 778-3153. We have teams in divisions for ages
under 9, under 12, under 14, under 17 and the adult
amateur team in need of sponsors.

Take me out to the ...
In other news, the Anna Maria Little League 9- 10
All-stars recently celebrated a strong showing in sub-
district playoffs with a trip to the ball park.
They saw Ken Griffey and the Seattle Mariners
against our own Devil Rays at Tropicana Field in St.
Petersburg.
The trip courtesy of Bali Hai Resort in Holmes
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Center announces youth soccer season dates


The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
set registration dates for its 1998 youth soccer sea-
son for boys and girls ages 5 through 16 years old.
A voluntary preseason soccer camp for those ages is
also in the works.
The soccer camp will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 19, 20 and
21, at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The camp fee will be $20 for Center members and
$25 for non-members. Camp participants will re-
ceive a sponsors' T-shirt and individual skills assess-
ments. Shin guards will be required. Registration
will be held through Wednesday, Aug. 18.
Parents may register children for the camp and/
or the season, plus renew youth or family member-
ships, on one form. A form will be required for each
child registering.
Final registrations for the soccer season will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 1, and Tuesday.
Aug. 25, at the Center. Anyone not registered by
Aug. 25 will not be guaranteed a spot on a team, but
may be placed on a waiting list.
The 1998 soccer campaign will begin within man-
datory tryouts Wednesday and Thursday. Aug. 26
and 27. All players must be registered prior to try-
outs. Everyone will be placed on a team.
Tryout times are as follows:
Wednesday, Aug. 26:
5 through 7 year olds, 6 to 7 p.m.


8 through 10 year olds, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 27:
11 through 13 year olds, 6 to 7 p.m.
14 through 16 year olds, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The player's age on Aug. 25 is his or her age for
the season. Team selection will follow each age-
group tryout.
Soccer season fees for Center members are $30
for the first child in a family and $25 for each addi-
tional child. Non-member fees are $35 for the first
child and $30 for each additional child. A youth
membership costs $5 per year.
Players will receive a uniform of a team shirt
and matching socks. Players must wear black shorts
for games. Shin guards are required for all practices
and games. Shorts are offered for $12 and shin
guards at $10 per pair at the Center on a first-come,
first-served basis prior to the season but may be pur-
chased elsewhere.
The season will begin Friday, Sept. 11, with a
fundraiser family dinner at the Center open to play-
ers and non-players of all ages. Uniforms will be
distributed at that event.
The following day, Saturday, Sept. 12, will be
the 1998 season-opening jamboree featuring divi-
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Season play will officially begin Monday, Sept. 14.
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aquifers to offshore deepwater habitats takes about two
hours if you proceed at a leisurely pace. Unless you're
a marine biologist or have memorized all the books
about various habitats of Florida, it's probably a good
idea to spend an extra couple of bucks to get an audio
narration package to learn about the marvels of Florida.
Is the Florida Aquarium worth the 90-minute drive
to Tampa and the $12 admission?
S Lure.
The fish and birds were frisky and the tanks
clean and clear, although there were some smudges
on some of the glass late in the day when we toured
the place. Not surprising with all the kids there. We
heard some comments about the aquarium not being
as spectacular as Disney's Living Seas park, but it's
also a lot closer and a heckuva lot cheaper than Team
Rodent's price schedule.
Our opinion on the $83 million Florida Aquarium:
If you've got a desire to learn about the Florida
marine environment, go to Mote Marine Laboratory's
Aquarium, take the tour, look at the ecosystems there
and, if you want to learn and see more, by all means go
to Tampa.
If you've seen Mote's aquarium and are satiated
with the environment, take a pass on the Tampa trip.
We looked at it this way the Florida Aquarium
is a lot more than a huge fish tank, but it's not as ex-
citing as seeing mullet jump in the wild or glimpsing
a raccoon off in the mangroves or watching manatees
cavort.
Of course, you don't have to bat mosquitoes or get
your feet wet at the Florida Aquarium, either.

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Lots of snapper snapping at the bait


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Welcome to summer fishing a mixed bag of all
sorts of good stuff. In the backwater, redfish, trout, snap-
per and catch-and-release snook are featured. Tarpon are
still working the passes, and pier fishers report good hook-
ups of mackerel. In the Gulf, grouper and Spanish mack-
erel are hungry.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches of
snapper, mackerel, lots of catch-and-release snook and an
occasional pompano.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling in
lots of mackerel and a few nice-sized sharks.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he's finding a typical mid-summer mixed
bag of fishing redfish to 30 inches, average-sized trout,
flounder, mangrove snapper, black sea bass and Spanish
mackerel. Tarpon are starting to wane, but are still hang-
ing around. Pompano are starting to show up in the bays.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's been
fishing offshore of late, finding lots of Spanish mackerel
in about 40 feet of water. At the 80-foot depth, he's catch-
ing yellowtail snapper and dolphin, along with some big
gag grouper and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Mike Card on the Flat-out Fun said he's get-
ting cobia off Egmont Key, mackerel off Bean Point and
a few tarpon are still schooling off Longboat Pass. In the
backwaters, he's catching catch-and-release snook to 32
inches and some 20-inch trout in north Sarasota Bay.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's find-
ing lots of small- to medium-size trout, some redfish and
catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Frank Giles said he's still catching a few tar-
pon and some redfish around Terra Ceia Bay.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's still tarpon fishing in the

Attention soccer coaches
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
1998 youth soccer season is now being organized.
Men and women interested in serving as
coaches for any of four age divisions are asked to
contact Center Athletic Director Seth Groseclose
immediately for a coach's application form. He can
be reached at 778-1908 after 1 p.m.
Practice will begin the last week in August. The
season runs through early to mid-November.
A free coaches camp will be held at the Center
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Capt. Mark Bradow said it's tarpon, tarpon and
more tarpon out there. Other action includes snapper and
some 24-inch-long trout.
On my boat Magic we're getting limit catches of red-
fish on almost every trip, with the spotties running to about
28 inches. Other action include 15-inch mangrove snap-
per and Spanish mackerel off the beaches.
Capt. Tom Chaya said mackerel, snapper and trig-
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Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there are still tar-
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snapper are everywhere and trout are plentiful off the
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Photo: Courtesy
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The winner in the July 22 horseshoe
games was Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach.
Runner-up was Bill Cooney of Bradenton
Beach.
Winners in the July 25 games were Coo-
per and Ron Pepka of Anna Maria. Runners-
up were Cooney and Charlie Sierra of
Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get underway ev-
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Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf
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Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
July 29 4:49 1.9 10:07 1.1 4:35 2.0 10:36 0.9
July30 5:28 2.0 11:22 1.0 5:39 1.8 11:12 1.0
FQ July31 6:10 2.1 11:50p* 1.2 7:02 1.6 12:42 0.9
Aug 1 6:59 2.2 8:47 1.5 2:04 0.8
Aug 2 7:53 2.3 12:35 1.3 10:26 1.5 3:14 0.7
Aug 3 8:46 24 1:27 1.4 11:36 1.5 4:16 0.5
Aug 4 9:34 2.5 2:19 1.4 5:05 0.3
Aug 5 12:32 1.6 3:11 1.5 10:21a' 2.6 5:46 0.2
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By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
June 27, Boarding: A 24-foot power boat was
boarded in New Pass. The vessel's operator received a
warning for not having navigation lights on after sun-
set.
June 27, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel from Flotilla 87
came upon a disabled 18-foot boat near Englewood.
The boat was towed to Indian Mound Boat Ramp for
repairs.
June 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned jonboat in the
Braden River. A Coast Guard boat and a vessel from
the Manatee County Sheriff's Office responded and
provided aid.
June 27, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard vessel came upon a disabled boat
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was towed to Co-
quina Boat Ramp.
June 28. Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of three personal watercraft
that had collided near the Anna Maria Island Bridge. A
Coast Guard boat responded and assisted in returning
the boats to the rental company. There were no major
injuries, and the Florida Marine Patrol took over the in-
vestigation.
June 28, Boarding. A 22-foot commercial fishing
boat was boarded in the Gulf. The vessel's operator
was issued a notice of violation for having an under-
charged fire extinguisher on board, and the vessel's
voyage was terminated.
June 28, Boarding. A 26-foot vessel was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator received
a warning for not having proper navigational lights on
after sunset.
June 28, Search and rescue-/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned vessel about
one mile offshore of Siesta Key. Coast Guard and
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office vessels responded,
searched the area with negative results and determined
the call to be a false alarm.
June 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a request for assistance from a beached
vessel south of Longboat Pass. The vessel was deemed
to not be in any immediate danger, and a commercial


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June 28, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in the Gulf. The vessel's operator received a
warning for not having proper navigational lights on
after sunset and improper hull registration numbers.
June 28, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel from Flotilla 84
came upon a disabled 15-foot boat in Sarasota Bay. The
vessel was towed to safe moorings.
June 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a vessel aground at the en-
trance to Palma Sola Bay. A commercial towing com-
pany responded and refloated the vessel.
June 29, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard vessel came upon a Good Sa-
maritan towing a capsized paddle boat from a local
report. The Coast Guard vessel took over the tow for
safety reasons and returned the paddle boat to shore.
June 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a personal watercraft taking on water
off Bean Point. A Coast Guard boat responded, but the call
was determined to have been a false alarm.
June 30. Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report that a sailing vessel had bro-
ken its anchor line and was drifting toward the Green
Bridge in the Manatee River. A Coast Guard boat re-
sponded, took the boat under tow and re-anchored.
June 30, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned catamaran
north of Longboat Key. A Coast Guard boat responded,
re-righted the boat and it continued underway.
July 1, Boarding. A 28-foot commercial fishing
boat was boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel
was found to be in compliance with all applicable fed-
eral laws.
July 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a vessel's operator that
divers had become lost and the boat's engines would
not start for him to begin a search. A Coast Guard he-
licopter responded, located the divers and hoisted them
to safety. An Eckerd College Search and Rescue ves-
sel responded to the boat and made repairs.
July 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a boat with engine
trouble seven miles from Longboat Pass. Communica-
tions continued with the vessel's operator while repairs
were made and the boat returned to port.
July 4, Search and rescue /assistance. During the


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Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix boat races, a crewman
on one of the race boats injured his back. Two Coast
Guard boats responded, transferred the crewman to a
Coast Guard helicopter, then transferred him to an
ambulance at Centennial Park.
July 5, Search and rescue /assistance. A Good Sa-
maritan reported to Coast Guard Group St. Petersburg
that a 24-foot open fisherman was anchored and flying
a dive flag, but no one was on board. A check of the
registration of the boat put the Coast Guard in touch
with the family of the boat's owner. The boat was
scheduled to have gone diving on July 3. A total of 12
searches over two days were conducted without find-
ing anyone. The case was suspended, then resumed on
July 8 when a tank, speargun and wetsuit were located
nine mile west of John's Pass. Again, nothing was
found, and the case was suspended.
July 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a flare fired off Bean Point.
A Coast Guard boat responded and located a sailboat
aground near Passage Key. A commercial salvage
company was contacted and the sailboat refloated and
towed to safe moorings.
July 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a research vessel that
they had found a diver's tank, regulator and backpack
a half-mile off Longboat Key. A Coast Guard boat re-
sponded and searched the area with negative results.
July 10, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in the Manatee River. The boat's operator re-
ceived a warning for not having a throwable flotation
device readily accessible.
July 12, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel from Flotilla 84
came upon a disabled 18-foot boat in New Pass. The
vessel was towed to safe moorings.
July 12, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel from Flotilla 87
came upon a disabled 23-foot boat in Lemon Bay. The
vessel was towed to safe moorings.
July 12, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel from Flotilla 85
came upon a disabled 21-foot boat in the Manatee
River. The vessel was towed to safe moorings.
July 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a mayday call from a 30-foot sailing
boat lost outside Big Pass. The vessel was in no distress
and decided to sail to Venice to reach safe moorings.


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Four generations
Alma Koehn, 105 years old, a resident of Casa
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Shannon Lee Ballard, daughter of Karen Lee Ballard
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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.

FULL-SIZE SLEEPER. Excellent condition. $100,
you haul, 778-7449 evenings.

BEDROOM SET black lacquer: queen-size head-
board, dresser, chest, night table, two lamps, nice
$150. Solid walnut round coffee table $60, 77.8-4431.

CHAMPION JUICER used one time. Retail, $299,
asking $125. 748-6222.



GARAGE SALE Saturday, August 1, 8 a.m. 308
Tarpon Street, Anna Maria.



FOUND: Boys clothes on road by City Hall July 22,
1998. You picked some up, missed these. Call
after 5:30 p.m. 778-0231.



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 hours 778-9475.

BARB'S OFFICE CENTER. Professional typing,
business cards, rubber stamps, fax services, qual-
ity copies, office supplies and lamination. 310 Pine
Avenue, 778-5357.'

WANTED ANNUAL 2BR unfurnished, quiet neigh-
borhood on island. Five year resident with refer-
ences. Call Dave, 778-3330.

WANTED: BEACH FRONT Gulf with deck. Range
$3.000 to $3,800 per month. Two month rental.
March to April of 1999. Two or three bedroom, cable
t.v. Call 412-242-2862.

WANTED ANNUAL 2BR/2BA or 2BR/1.5BA in
Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. Professional, non-
smoking couple. Call Joe or Sandy at 778-0149 or
779-2230.

WANTED TO RENT 1BR or 2BR January through
March 1999. One person, some company, non-
smoker or drinker. Call Mrs. LaPoint 616-749-3155;
225 Kalamost Street, Olivet, Michigan 49076.

PEOPLE INTERESTED informal discussion group.
Spirituality, metaphysical, new wave, philosophy,
healing, esoteric thought, etc. PO Box 1206, Holmes
Beach, Florida 34218.

WANTED GARAGE TO RENT year round for car
during our vacation times for non-resident. Prefer on
island. Call August 1 through August 14, 778-1265
or leave message.

WANTED HOUSEMATE to share home in quiet
Holmes Beach neighborhood. Utilities included,
laundry facilities, 778-0024.


ROOMMATE TO SHARE 2BR/2BA in Holmes
Beach. Washer/dryer, three blocks to beach, $300
month plus half utilities, 778-0650.



BABY-SITTING ON ISLAND references, respon-
sible, first aid, childcare courses, straight A's. Call
between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., 778-9610.

NEED A BABYSITTER? Responsible 12-year old
boy will babysit any child ages 3 to 10 at any time.
Call Cody at 778-6812.



"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, lots of TLC! 778-6000.

LEAVING ON VACATION? Need in-home care for
your pets? Call Barbara 778-4284.

TWO GERBILS for free! Cage, food and books. Call
779-1093, ask for Mark.



1979 DODGE VAN, 360 engine, 102K runs excel-
lent. Towing package, cold a/c, too many newer
parts to list. $1,200, 779-2294.

1984 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88 air conditioning,
white; 1982 Oldsmobile Cutless Supreme, air con-
ditioning, maroon, both in good condition. Call 795-
8626 or 778-1060.

1995 HONDA PRELUDE black, fully loaded, 53K, new
tires. Excellent condition $14,000. Call 761-9116.



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


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

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

WET OR DRY boat storage. Fuel, ice, bait available,
$5 per foot. Island Marine, 412 Pine Avenue, Anna
Maria, 778-1260.

ISLAND MARINE NOW OPEN. Full service, stor-
age, bottom painting, boat rentals, bait and tackle.
412 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, 778-1260.

14-FOOT FIBERGLASS FLATS boat, no motor or
trailer, $500, will deliver. Stainless bow rail for
Aquasport or other boat, $150. 779-2294.



BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part-time cooks and full and part-
time servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.

REALTORS WANTED for Anna Maria Island and
Bradenton areas. Experienced and newly licensed
welcome to apply. Excellent opportunities, generous com-
mission splits and willing to train. For confidential interview,
call Rob Walker, Sales Manager, Wedebrock Real Estate
Company, 778-0700 or evenings at 792-8431.

BUSSERS, valet drivers, part-time, weekends, eve-
nings. Buccaneer Inn, 383-5565.

LINE COOK full-time, part-time; host staff full-time,
part-time; servers, bussers, and dishwashers
wanted. Apply in person at Rod-N-Reel Pier, 875
North Shore Drive.

EXPERIENCED SALES CLERK for fun beach shop
immediately. Apply in person. Beach Shop at Cafe
on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Homes Beach.



DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...

GULFFRONT ESTATE
Just renovated! Charming
fully-furnished 3BR/3BA
beach house. Greatroom
with fireplace, sunroom
plus sunset deck and
screened lanai. Adjacent
second house contains four apartments ideal seasonal or an-
nual rentals. Nestled on 120 feet of beautiful beach! $895,000.
MOVING TO THE MAINLAND? Check out this beautiful 3BR/
2BA home. Former model with living room, kitchen and family
room, all opening to caged pool and patio. $212,700.


GULFSTREAM
WVMIN REALTY

941-778-2200


ISLANDS BEST BUY!
This custom-built home on the north end of Anna
Maria could not be duplicated in today's market for
the asking price. This beautiful home features 3BR/
2BA, vaulted ceilings and wood floors. Additional loft
area is great for T.V. room or children's play area.
Walk to Bean Point or the Rod-N-Reel pier. This
home is a "must see" with attention to every detail!
Call today! Easy to see! Now reduced to $229,000.


Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gull Drve P O Box 717 Anna Marni FL 34216


ANNA MARIA RESORT housekeeping, general
maintenance, management training. Generous
amenities, part time, flexible work schedule. Call for
appointment 778-1269.

CATALINA OF ANNA MARIA, L.C. is now hiring.
Apply in person, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 1325 Gulf Drive N.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial
Library. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or
778-6247.



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



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings. Hard-working and responsible.
Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.

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

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

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

JACKIE'S CLEANING SERVICE for general house
cleaning. Jackie Clark, 778-0502.

HOUSECLEANING, professional, reliable, weekly/
bi-weekly, laundry, windows, ironing, and more.
Free estimates, call Debbie 748-4274.


BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adop-
tion, corporations, modifications, power of attorney,
wills, living wills, name change, etc. Suncoast Para-
legal Services 742-4788.

IF YOU LIKE your home really clean, call Ava at
778-0403.

COMPUTER HELP! Need help deciding which com-
puter, internet service or upgrades? Call a Microsoft
certified professional, specializing in internet access
and Windows 98 upgrades, 779-1059 or 726-1175.

RESIDENTIAL HOUSE CLEANING 8 years expe-
rience. Permanent weekly or bi-weekly only. Excel-
lent references, honest, dependable. Call Dee 779-
0122 or leave message.

PRESSED FOR TIME Cleaning and Ironing Service.
Twenty years experience. Will pick up and deliver -
many island references. Jake or Sheila, 778-4192.

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



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

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

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

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


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COME RELAX AND ENJOY your own beach getaway.
Townhouse with three balconies, partial Gulf view and steps to the
beach. Comfortably furnished. Great rental potential. $129,500. Bob
Bumett, 387-0048 or Judy Nimz, 922-1015. C31177
t'


SUNSET VIEWS ON PRIVATE BEACH and bayside pool. You can
have it all. Spacious 2BR/2B unit with two terraces, huge master
suite, fully furnished. Great rental or your own beach front home.
$225,00. Bob Bumett, 387-0048 or Judy Nimz, 922-1015. C31181


CHARMING BAY PALMS HOME freshly painted. Deeded WATER, TROPICAL BIRDS mural your tranquil view. 2BR/2B,
boat slip. Excellent rental property. $172,900. Bob Burnett, atrium foyer with private elevator, eat-in kitchen, two-car garage.
387-0048. R30602 Clubhouse, pool, and tennis make up luxury living in this gated com-
munity. $214,000. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. C30008


WATERFRONT
WATERFRONT RESIDENCE in gated
community on one +/- acre. 3BR/3B, art
studio or 4BR. Large open kitchen, family
room, sun room. $549,900. Don Lewis, 746-
3200. R29620
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC BAY VIEW
Spacious 4BR home, over 3/4 acre tropical
private lot on quiet dead-end street. Great
open plan, beautiful pool and large workshop.
$599,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 R30015
MAGNIFICENT CUSTOM BUILT GEOR-
GIAN RESIDENCE with beautiful views of
Palma Sola Bay. Elegantly appointed with
hardwood floors, fireplace, elevator and
library, fourth floor studio. $1,100,000. Kathy


LOTS/ACREAGE
OVER 6.5 ACRES in a quaint old Florida
setting on Terra Ceia. Perfect for your
dream home. Easy access from St. Peters-
burg to Sarasota. Can be sold as two lots.
$168,000. Dave Barker, 792-8932. L26570




Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
resort specialists.
(941) 951-6668 or (800W 881-22??


MAINLAND
TWO-STORY HOME in Mill Creek with
over 2,400 sq. ft. 3BR plus den, fireplace,
eat-in kitchen with loads of cupboard
space. Approximately one acre lakefront
lot. $159,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354
or Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R31166
BEYOND SUBURBIA. Discover the world
of country living in this 3 or 4BR/2.5B pool
home. Surrounded by mature trees and pas-
ture are a plus. Includes 40' x 40' barn.
$189,900. Dave Barker, 792-8932. R31112
VILLAGE GREEN BEAUTY 2BR/2B, split
design, Berber carpet and tile. Florida/
family room and screened porch.
$112,500. Janet Bellingar-Orr, 747-4543
oi IKathlooen SlIylci, 792-882l6. R31028


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Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
S"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353

WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
*Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247

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Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139

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


Refacing Wood
Formica


REXB. SLIKER '
10 Years Local References .
Insured. 778-7399


Lathe Work


GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE
GREAT GIFTS ANYTIME!

AMERICAN
CAR WASH
5804 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach

778-1617
MON FRI 8AM 5PM
SAT 8AM 4PM

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HIRING
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Experienced
apply only.
Apply in person
Monday-Friday,
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100 Spring Ave.
Anna Maria


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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
deodorizing. 794-1278.
DRY CLEAN your carpet! Dry foam dries fast. We
never use steam. Many Island references. Fat Cat
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, 778-2882.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, 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/INYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
CARPET ANY 3 ROOMS $399. Pad and install 40
yards. Plushes, Berbers, sculptures. Ceramic tile
$3.55 sf installed. Italian, Mexican, Florida, slip re-
sistant. 723-1972.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
CARPET INSTALLATION repair, restretch. Resi-
dential, commercial, marine. Experienced, licensed,
insured, island resident, Darrell Atwood 779-0065.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
HARVEY'S PAINTING experienced painter opening
new business. Honest, reliable, reasonable with
good common sense. Free estimates, please call
Dave 778-5221.


HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental
units available for commercial, retail and storage.
Call (941) 778-2924 for information.
VACATION RENTALS Summer specials. Call
Wagner Realty at 778-2246.

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

HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE condo across
from beach. Gulf view, swimming pool, sleeps six,
covered parking. 2BR/3BA. $625 week or $1,675
month. 792-6029.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Furnished, 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.
BAYFRONT WITH deep-water dock. 2BR/1BA, fully
furnished with everything. Available now through
November. $900 month or $350 week. Call 794-5980.


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

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.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA, all appli-
ances (washer/dryer), beach two blocks. Available
July 8. $650 (annual) plus utilities (first/security),
778-5793 or 317-823-4999.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA on canal in Holmes Beach
includes boat slip. Call 778-7039.
VACATION RENTALS Turnkey 1 and 2BR apart-
ments, $290 and $350 week. Across from sandy
walking beach. Call 778-2374, Almost Beach
Apartments.
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 2BR/2BA DUPLEX apartments. Steps to wa-
ter, new carpet, central air, $675 plus security. In-
cludes water, garbage. Couples, no pets, 778-1259.


MORAN'S LAWN SERVICE
Free mulch with new accounts Free estimate
Call 755-8108 & ask for Andy
Commercial Residential


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SHAMPOO, CUT & BLOW DRY
Men... $10 Women... $12
Amy Puleo 795-0954 NikkiDemos
Bradenton Native 12518 Cortez Rd West Open Mon-Sat Racine. Wisconsin

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pA HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12

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Cashiers
Front Service Clerks
Meat Cutters
Deli Clerks
Night Stock Clerks
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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 off
season, 800-223-4472.
BEACH FRONT RENTAL on Gulf in north Anna
Maria near Bean Point. 2BR/1BA 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.

VACATION BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA complete.
Ground floor, $700 week, $2,200 month. 778-4523,
800-977-0803.

FURNISHED 2BR/1BA, rental available to February
1999. 300 feet to beach, all utilities paid $775. 778-
4523, 800-977-0803.

YEARLY RENTAL 1BR/1BA overlooking Gulf,
Bradenton Beach. Water, garbage included,
furnished $650 month. Call 813-932-0516.

BEACH FRONT GROUND-LEVEL 2BR/2BA. Com-
pletely furnished, carpet, closed garage, large
kitchen. Couples, no pets, $3,500 month inclusive
season, 800-272-0404.

ANNUAL CLEAN 1 BR/1 BA apartment. Nice Holmes
Beach location, great landlord, $575 month plus
electric, 1 month deposit. 778-0751, leave message.

WATERFRONT WITH DOCK, upper duplex with
sweeping panorama from Cortez to Sarasota from
deck. Unfurnished 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, annual
$900 month plus electric, 778-0300.

GULFVIEW GROUND LEVEL new charming 1BR/
1BA vacation apartment. One house from beach,
cable, TV/VCR, $600 week, 106 72nd, Holmes
Beach, 778-1970.

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

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA furnished apartment in Anna
Maria City. Updated interior and furnishings, dish-
washer, open courtyard, great location. $660 per
month. No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-
2307 for details.

ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA duplex apartment. 61 st Street,
Holmes Beach. $625 per month. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate 778-2307 for further information.

2BR/1BA FURNISHED or unfurnished, two blocks
to beach. $700 month, first, last and security, plus
utilities. No pets, 778-5057.
EFFICIENCY FURNISHED two blocks to
beach. $500 month, first, last and security plus
utilities. 778-5057.


HIDEAWAY COVE panoramic bay view. Nice, quiet,
ground floor. 2BR fully furnished, steps to beach,
restaurants, and more. Available now through De-
cember and 1999 season. Possible annual for right
professional single or couple. No pets or smoking.
778-7107.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA waterfront with dock in Key
Royale. Available August 1, 1998. $1,200 month.
778-4107.

HOLMES BEACH GULF VIEWS from 3BR ground-
level home, only 75 yards to beach. Year round
lease, $1,200 month, first, last and security, no pets.
Call 800-894-1950, ask for Bill.
BRADENTON BEACH SEASONAL a must see!
Huge efficiency close to beach. Central air, patio,
use of dock, private parking, peaceful. Looking for
mature non-smoking single or couple, no pets.
Monthly, $1,400. 778-4625.

FOR RENT 1.5 GARAGE. Upstairs office and
bathroom with carpet and a/c. 3014 Avenue C.
Call 722-3514.

ANNUAL APARTMENT 2BR/1BA bay view avail-
able August 7. Includes water, sewer, garbage.
$150 weekly plus security deposit. Call 778-7199.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 1BR. single only, no pets.
$500 per month plus $500 deposit. 2110 Avenue
B, 778-6387.

1BR/1BA CONDOMINIUM first floor, heated pool,
washer/dryer, enclosed lanai, 55 and over near
DeSoto Mall, $30,900, 778-6420.

SEASONAL 1BR/STUDIO apartment in Holmes
Beach. Private location, turnkey. Four months
minimum, $1,200 month includes utilities, 941-
779-2023.

ANNA MARIA 3BR/3BA canal front, steps to beach,
annual $2,300 month, 795-7805.

SAN REMO SHORES canal front 2BR/2BA annual
$1,100 month, 795-7805.

2BR/2BA HOUSE, 28th Street, Holmes Beach.
Pond, one block to bay, two blocks to beach. $800
month, 387-0136.

ANNUAL 3BR/2.5BA spacious home. Bay view with
deep water dock. Bradenton Beach, long term lease
possible. 778-1199.



TRAILER with 18- by 10-foot sideroom, yard, boat
storage, #416 4th Street, Sand Piper, $21,000. 778-
4523, 800-977-0803.

FOUR UNIT rental property across from beach. Two
1BR and two 2BR. $209,000. Call 778-9443 leave
message.


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F-'REA L ESTrATE Continued IlREAL,.ESATE" Continued[ REAL ESTATE Continued[


WATERFRONT LOTS, direct Gulf/Bay access,
magnificent views, quiet locations, cleared, ready to
build. Cul de sacs of Gull $159K; Kumquat $269K.
778-1204.

BY OWNER, HOLMES BEACH Single family home
with mother-in-law suite, on large duplex lot, ground
floor, tropical setting, 100 yards to beach, $235,000.
778-0103.

TIMESHARE, Resort 66. Ground floor, four weeks
#103, back to back June and July; including July 4.
$3,500 week, 778-4523, 800-977-0803.

WATERFRONT HOME and boat dock on Coconut
Bayou. 4BR/4BA, many extra's, three years new.
130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria, $530,000.
Owner/broker, Ted E. Davis, Licensed Real Estate
Broker, 778-6155.

BY OWNER Anna Maria Duplex 2BR/1BA each
side, 200 feet to Gulf, prime beaches. Turnkey fur-
nished, great rental history, $200,000, 778-8417.


BAY VIEW LOT, 2214 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach,
$79,900, 778-3875.

HOLMES BEACH CANAL lot. Deep water, excellent
seawall, drive by 230 South Harbor Drive. Skyway
view. Below appraisal at $169,000. 778-0019.

PERICO BAY VILLA turnkey-furnished 2BR/2BA
villa. Garage, sun deck and lanai, $118,500. Call
Marilyn Trevethan 778-6066. Island Real Estate.

PERICO BAY CLUB first floor condominium. Basic
furnishings included, 2BR/2BA, lush carpeting, fine
quality, $106,900. Call Marilyn Trevethan, 778-
6066. Island Real Estate.

TRIPLEX BY OWNER: 2BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA,
efficiency in central Holmes Beach location. Two
with new central air conditioning. Large lot, asking
$229,900. 778-5057.

BY OWNER, ANNA MARIA 2BR/1BA, 1BR suite,
garage, carport, five fruit trees, three blocks to
beach. On cul-de-sac. $194,500.00, 778-2078.


OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, August 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Totally remodeled 2 or 3BR/2BA waterfront pool
home. Glazed Mexican tiled floors throughout, com-
fortable, great room floor plan, and much more!
$359,500. Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A. 778-2291.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate
advertising 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
origin, or intention to make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes
children under age of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and people securing
custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not knowing accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal opportunity
basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-
free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired
(TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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3BR/2.5BA canal home across from the golf A rare find! Direct bayfront! Totally fur-
course. Wide, deep canal with boat lift and nished, quiet, serene setting with pool and
dock. Sailboat water out to Tampa Bay. steps to shopping. Only $159,000. Lynn
Tropical yard with grapefruit, orange, mango, Hostetler 778-4800. MLS 30730
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 L D
S3BR/2BA Anna Maria Home ............ $174,900
3BR/2.5BA Key Royale Home .......... $275,000


213R/213A Bridgeport .......................... $129,900
2 1 0213RZ/2 13A San11dy I inte ................ $122,)000
S21R/213A Sandy P'ointe .................... $1522,000



ELEVATED PRIME ISLAND HOME 10-Unit Motel, I lolmes Beach, plus 3BR/21BA
This 3BR/2BA elevated home is on a large
This 3 R/2 A elevated home is on a large owner home ...................... .............. $1,0(10,00()
lot, prime Holmes Beach location. Sur-
rounded by more expensive properties.
Ready to move in. $174,900. Ken Rickett WEEKLY RENTALS
778-4800. MLS 29150 STARTING AT $450.00

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


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NEW LISTING 2BR/2BA great rental or vaca-
tion home located on quiet dead end street.
Move in condition with new A/C. Has spa on
rear deck. Only two blocks to beach. A must
see. $149,900. MLS#31213. Call Ed Olivera
.778-1751.


PANORAMIC BAYFRONT Spectacular views
of bay and Intracoastal from this 3BR/3BA
residence with deep-water dock and lift. Great
central location. $379,500. MLS#28633. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-7976.


GREAT GETAWAY 2BR/1BA newly furnished
turnkey condo. New kitchen and breakfast bar.
New A/C. Completely updated with walk-in
shower. Only steps away to beach or bay. Low
maintenance fee. $89,900. MLS#30225. Call
Ed Olivera 778-1751.








BAY VIEWS Custom built 3BR/2BA residence
with great room design. Vaulted ceilings, large
porches and lovely view of bay. Short walk to
Gulf beaches. $239,500. MLS#30851. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-7976.


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Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956

ISLAND PROPERTIES
BAYFRONT
3BR/2BA home with dazzling view of Intracoastal
Waterway. Caged pool, boat davits, screened lanai,
large lot, room to expand, private, cul-de-sac.
$339,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt and Helen White.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/1.5BA each side. Excellent rental, close to beach.
Nice residential area and convenient to everything.
Ceramic tile carpet. Refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers,
washers/dryers included. $225,000. Call Mary Ann
Schmidt & Helen White.
ELEGANT LIFESTYLE
4BR/3BA designer home, vaulted ceilings, oak cabinets
in kitchen and baths, master suite, four-car garage,
dock, pool and tennis club membership. $549,900.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt and Helen White.


SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUAL I BR/I BA Duplex $600
2BR/IBA Duplex $750
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay & Anna Maria Island (Club
$700 wecek/$1500 month
Call Julie Gilstrap
779-0202
Julie Gilstrap 1(800)732-6434
LTG, GRI
Property Manager
MLS SunCoast
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217


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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i.h,:..epr $109.900 Call Elli Starrelt or Beck%. Smitr,


Nice clean ten-unii molel hias good rtilurn clientele
Oi ner twill finance with $200.CO00 doo n Priced at
$850.000 Call Debbie Thrasher 7"8.0700 or 778-3395

S& OMO T&W/4MX4 I
Landsc:aped palhs .and lishinq" dock. ltwo pools and ten '
ni Buill-ins e'.erA where in Ihis Sunbow'A Bay lovwnhouse
o overlooking lagoon Unique lower le.el sleps down so :1
ceilings are 8 eel $1591,900 Call Elf, Starretl 798-9716
or Be.:l.K Snmith ''9':58095 .


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BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA
Four covered decks, two-
b car garage plus storage.
1,900 sq. ft. Lush land-

shopping and beaches.
Views of sunsets.
OPEN DAILY
Call for time schedule or
see by appointment.

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778-0807 or E-mail: tdolly ,@bhip.infi.net
or TDIOLLYYOOUNGIREAL.ESSTATIE.COM


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GULFSIDE DUPLEX! Choice location only 100 ft. to
beach sand! Two turnkey units with 2BR/2BA plus den
in lower unit. Upper unit has wonderful Gulf views!
Excellent rentals and potential to convert to single
family if desired. Only $419,500!



1^* Since P
MARInE \ LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island.
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


REDUCED!
This charming home in the heart of Anna Maria has just
been reduced to $174,900. Featuring 2BR/2BA, this
home is built on a very large lot with loads of
privacy. Plenty of room for a pool or future expansion.


PERFECT BEACH HOUSE!
Don't miss this brand new listing west of Gulf Drive"
in Anna Maria City! This immaculate home has been


completely remodeled to include 2BR/2BA, tile floors,
tile counter tops, new kitchen, large family/bonus room
and 14 x 30 in-ground pool. Relax in total privacy in
your own tropical paradise or take a short walk to one
of Anna Maria's finest beaches. This is the "Island
beach house" that you have been waiting for. All this
plus beautifully furnished for just $249,900. Call today
to see this exceptional property!








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JUST LISTED!
This charming home offers 3BR/2BA, updated kitchen,
and low maintenance yard. Located on Oak Ave. in
Anna Maria this canalfront gem is perfect for the couple
starting out or winding down. Call today to see what
can be yours for just $215,000.

Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287


Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gull Drivoe PO Box 717 Anna Mana, FL 34216
l (941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
h Fax # 778-7035

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DOUBLE HEADERS


BY RICHARD SILVESTRI /


ACROSS
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maid
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group
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22 Whalesucker
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the head?
26 Plug for a cask
27 Having the
biggest lip?
28 Set-tos
30 In a bit
31 "Oh, I see"
32 Ran riot
33 Beat
35 First note at the
Moulin Rouge?
40 Contest for
Atalanta
43 Wheelhouse
direction
44 Check mates
45 Strauss opera
47 Cambodia's Lon

48 Dallas icemen
50 Baja cheer
51 Birling surface
52 Pulitzer Prize
category


54 Rug rat
55 Fast Chinese
food?
61 Biol. subject
62 Ingle glowers
63 Diamond flaw?
64 What you will
66 Clean
69 Downhill gold
medalist of 1994
70 Travelers' gear
71 Rival of Billie
Jean
72 Kind of skirt
74 Author Puzo
75 Women,
slangily
76 Off-limits
craziness?
79 Flight
82 -- alia
84 Popular card
game
85 Start of the fifth
century
86 More than see
88 "Rock 'N' Roll Is
King" group
89 Prevents
92 Having tears
94 Skim along
95 Crossword grid
feature
97 Dog pedigree?
100 "Hernando's
Hideaway," e.g.
101 Go formal
102 Auto of long ago
103 It may be
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hanger-on
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Riefenstahl
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piece
118 Fatima's spouse
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121 Bars
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of 10/7/82
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creator
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7 The hots
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13 Nova
(music style)
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Mendelssohn's
Symphony
No. 3
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17 Press agent?
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('62 sitcom)
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32 Renaissance
fiddle
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heter-
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astrologically
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magazines
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redundantly
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for
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secant
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actress
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Black Bears
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makeup
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of
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left over
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tape


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regatta
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haulers
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phrase
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financial shape
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multitude
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title character


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of Disney films
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Sullivan show
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item
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inventor
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collect
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107 1966 N.L.
batting champ
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109 Be a couch
potato
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111 Where the
buoys are
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114 Lombard Street
feature


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