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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: August 5, 1998

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: August 5, 1998

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Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
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


AUGUST 5, 1998


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Fly boy,
fly
"Donzi" the weiner
dog came flying off
the back porch for
Tom Owen's
winning picture, the
final entry selected
by Islander By-
stander judges for
the Kodak Interna-
tional Newspaper
Snapshot Awards.
Owen's snapshot
andfive other local
winners will compete
for up to $10,000 in
the international
judging this fall.
Owen will receive a
gift from Kodak and
a prize from the
newspaper, his
choice of a "more-
than-a-mullet-
wrapper" T-shirt,
mug or cap for his
entry. Look for next
week's "Almost
Winners, the
runner-up photos
from six weeks worth
of great entries in
this year's KINSA
contest.


Beachgoer glares result in


protection of turtle babies


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
While a city prepares to make sea turtle protection
official, dozens of other Islanders are using suspicious
glares to conserve their favorite animals.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state permit for sea turtle
conservation on Anna Maria Island, said that in the past
week "I must have had 50 phone calls" from people
volunteering to help the Turtle Watch cause.
She credited a story in last week's Islander By-
stander with alerting people to the need for better care
of the big and tiny creatures.
The story detailed depredations by people, presum-
ably well-meaning innocents, who disturbed 30 turtle
nests and hundreds of hatchlings. Fox advised those
culprits to "get with the program."
Maybe they did, Fox said this week, for she hopes
they were among the half a hundred new volunteers. "I
told people no confession was needed, just quit it."
Quit it they have. No such disturbances have been
found since then.


That may be in good part because volunteers are
mounting guard, staring suspiciously at anyone who
gets near a nest, said Fox.
She and the turtles can use the help they're getting:
This week and next promise to see 50 or so nests hatch-
ing. They are among the 202 nests on the Island, 45 of
which have hatched so far.
With 80 to 120 baby turtles per nest, that's a lot of
inch-long crawlers to keep up with.
On Thursday, Bradenton Beach is expected to
begin the process to enact a strict ban on beachfront
lights that can attract hatchlings to their death. Tiny
turtles are programmed to go to the sea, which is
lighter at night than land, and landward lights lure
them to early doom.
Meanwhile, the only evidence of interference
with a nest came Sunday on Coquina Beach. There,
Turtle Watchers found on some nests the prints of
what seem to be 4-year-old hands.
No harm done, Fox said, just an inquisitive little
somebody whose Mom looked away for a few seconds.


Curfew proposal packs house


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Residents filled the room at last Tuesday's city
commission meeting at Anna Maria City Hall to voice
opinions on the proposed curfew ordinance.
Mayor Chuck Shumard, who is in favor of a cur-
few ordinance, said his office received several letters
from citizens who both challenge and support the cur-
few.
Shumard gave the floor to Manatee County
Sheriff's Deputy Gary Sellito and asked him to tell
what it's like to arrest these juveniles and then have
them beat Sellito back to the Island.
Sellito reiterated, as he did at a previous meeting,


that there are certain juveniles who continue to break
the law because they are not afraid of the conse-
quences. He said a curfew would give the police a foot-
hold to get them off the streets and possibly ward off
potential crimes.
Commissioner George McKay asked Sellito if the
juveniles he referred to were all residents of Anna
Maria Island. Sellito said all were residents with the
exception of one or two who live in town.
Resident Mark Kimball asked Sellito "Besides a
curfew, what other resources can we look to? What can
we do as a community?"
PLEASE SEE CURFEW, NEXT PAGE


Island trolley


off track


Aug.-Sept.

By Bonner Presswood
The on-again, off-again trolley is mostly off the
track.
Trolley Systems of America owner Gary
Creamons announced a cutback to the summer
schedule.
"We've lost so much business that I just can't
keep it running. I got sick and I've really got to look
at what we need to run that thing." Creamons said.
"We're doing it on reservations now, not on the
regular route."
Creamons is six months into recovering from
surgery to remove a brain tumor and cancer in his
stomach.
He said TSA will run the first route and if there's
nobody on it and the driver doesn't pick anybody up,
he won't be running the second route.
Creamons said they're only running with reser-
vations. "I'm losing too much money. We're look-
ing at maybe doing charters only next year," he said.
Creamons returned a call about trolley service
from Panama Beach. where he says he's considering
a summer route.
"I'm feeling good now and since I've been get-
ting back into the business. I realize my wife Brenda
didn't do the numbers and we didn't know what
were losing."
Creamons says he wants to meet with Holmes
Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore and other Island may-
ors in September to see if the cities will support the
trolley on the Island. Whitmore was a major propo-
nent of getting a trolley service to offset seasonal
gridlock on the Island.
"If they can't support it, maybe they don't want
it that bad," he said.
The trolley service is supported by local adver-
tisers who contract for sign advertising on the trol-
ley for the winter and summer season. The regular
route, which includes stops for passengers only at
participating advertisers' businesses, was discontin-
ued last week.
"1 love the people and the route." Creamons said,
"but without my attention for the past six months, it
hasn't been worth it. If you're not doing anything for
them that's what happens."
Charters, mostly in Sarasola, are busy, accord-
ing to Creamons, who says it's 05 percent of his
business.
Call 346-3 1 15 to make a reservation for a group
or single rider. You ma1y reach a recording but
Creamolns savs Ihey will return all messages.
lie says they'll run the Island route if they get
ouLr or five passengers for a trip.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinio ns ............. .......... ....... .................. 6
Those W ere the Days .................................... 7
Streetlife .......... ......... ............................. 11
Stir-it-up .............. .. ... ................. .... .... 12
ISLAND MAP ........................................ 14
Sports .................................... ... ..... 16
Weather................... ........... ........... 17
S andscript ....................... ...... ................ 18
Anna M aria Island tides ............................... 19
C oastlines ............................................... ... 20
C rossword puzzle.......................................... 28


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Ii[ PAGE 2 M AUGUST 5, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


The 'no's' no more
After two years of controversy, the "NO" signs at
the three entrances to Bradenton Beach have been
replaced with a more visitor-friendly message.
Residents complained that passersby of the earlier
signs would only see the large red "NO" that a li'llinBet Rh
proclaimed the prohibitions in the city. The new u 0 UII ll
signs also have a "Y'all come back now, v'here?" 'I1101 11 i ,
message. The replacement signs cost about '
$2,000. Islander Photos: Paul Roat '/I la'e, Ot'l 0111


















Anna Maria curfew


draws jeers, cheers


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


Sellito said he would like to see the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center used a little more. He suggested
the Center put in some computers and a library resource
center so kids can do homework there during the evening
hours. Many kids don't have access to a computer, he said.
In response to Sellito's suggestion, resident
Vincent DiPaola agreed that something should be done
for the kids at the Center. He said the Center, which is
supposed to be open until 9 p.m., closes early many
nights. Many staff members are there during the day,
he said, though there is never anyone there to supervise
the kids at night.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said he would check into
the early closing of the Center.
"There must be some other way," said resident Wil-
liam Olson, referring to the proposed curfew ordinance.
He said the actions of a dozen or so troublesome youths
shouldn't dictate a curfew for the rest of the youth.
Speaking to the mayor and commissioners, resi-
dent Norton Ness said, "I think you need more kid-ori-
ented programs other than sports. You need some pro-
grams with music that the kids enjoy, you need a dance
every couple of weeks. This community caters to the
old, and it's a shame because the youth is who we
should be looking out for."
He continued, "I think we should be more geared
to what they like and use the Community Center for
them. We have plenty of adult programs but very few
kid programs."
Pierrette Kelly, executive director for the Center,
said there have been plans underway to obtain the old
Holmes Beach City Hall for Center use. If that hap-
pens, then that property would be utilized for the teens.
There are programs and activities available for
teens now, though she said the Center is limited on the
space and the number of programs it can offer because
the law requires their programs to be age appropriate.
Responding to a citizen who complained there are
no statistics on what crimes juveniles have committed
on the Island, Commissioner Robert McElheny said
there were a total of 37 arrests for the six-month period,
January through June 1998.
The number was derived from a Manatee County
sheriff's report which lists fifteen categories of offenses
committed by juveniles. A breakdown of the incidents
reveal the largest number of incidents is 11 for run-
aways. There were four incidents of trespassing, three
for battery, and two for burglary.
In Pinellas Park, as a result of a curfew ordinance
that McElheny has suggested using as a model, he said
they reported 379 total curfew warnings for the first six
months of its existence.
Pinellas Park has done a comprehensive study


What's a
neighborhood watch

program?
The purpose of instituting a neighborhood
watch program is crime prevention. In Mana-
tee County, the Manatee County sheriff's of-
fice heads up the program. They require atten-
dance at four meetings certification, which is
then continued on a yearly basis.
The first of the four meetings acquaints
people with how the program works and cov-
ers topics such as how to report a crime. The
second meeting is about how to safeguard
your home against burglars. The third meeting
covers personal safety and the fourth makes
citizens aware of certain types of scams and
frauds.
If a neighborhood is interested in setting up
a watch program, residents can contact Deputy
Holace Smith at 747-3011, extension 2267.
Smith said the neighborhood watch pro-
grams are successful throughout Manatee
County. He said areas that do have active
crime and join the program note they have less
crime after joining.
Smith also said, "I think it's the best thing
that has come around in a long time it re-
ally works."

comparing incidence of crime before the enactment of
the curfew and after six months of its existence. Statis-
tically, they have proven a curfew is effective, though
McElheny said the American Civil Liberties Union is
challenging that ordinance.
McElheny said the 37 incidents of juvenile crime
in Anna Maria is a low number, but we are a town of
1,800 people compared to Pinellas Park with a popu-
lation of 48,000.
Resident Georgia Van Cleave said it would be a
good idea for citizens to get involved in a neighborhood
watch program. Besides looking out for each other, it
would help with the curfew issue as well, she said.
Sellito said he would gather some information on
the program and bring it back to the citizens.
Resident Janet Tast told Sellito that a neighborhood
watch program had already been established in Anna
Maria, and said hardly anyone showed up to a meeting.
The meeting was brought to a close after Luke
Courtney, a Holmes Beach city commissioner, said the
issue concerns all of the Island. He said a community
forum will be held the week of Aug. 17, but no loca-
tion, day or time is scheduled as of presstime.


Lights out for

turtles law


proposed in

Bradenton

Beach
By Paul Roat
Nesting sea turtles may get a little more protec-
tion, thanks to a strict no-light law proposed in
Bradenton Beach.
Female sea turtles come ashore to on the
beaches of Anna Maria Island every summer to lay
eggs in nests dug in the sand. When the nest is
covered and the female turtle proceeds back to the
water, the faint glow of light from the Gulf of
Mexico serves as a guide for her to find her way
offshore.
When the little turtles come out of the sand and
begin their journey to the open water, they too use
the illuminated Gulf water as a marker. Unfortu-
nately, any lights on or near the beach can confuse
mother or babies and lead the reptiles astray. Ev-
ery year, hundreds of disoriented baby turtles are
crushed under vehicle tires.
The proposed Bradenton Beach law prohibits
new and existing building in the city from having
lights that shine on the beach during turtle nesting
season, May to November.
The proposal also prohibits temporary structures
on the beach from sunset to sunrise. "Temporary
structures" are defined as beach chairs, umbrellas,
cabanas, personal watercraft, boat trailers or any other
items that "have the potential for entrapment of ma-
rine turtles and which may interfere with the use of
natural beach environment for nesting habitat."
Temporary structures are to be moved upland
at night under the proposed law.
Also included in the ordinance is a ban on ve-
hicle headlights that could light the beach. Parking
lots are to be screened or buffered.
Violation of the ordinance could result in a
misdemeanor charge against the offender, and a
charge will be levied for each day of the infraction,
according to the ordinance.
The proposed Bradenton Beach sea turtle light
ban is modeled after a similar law adopted last year
in Sarasota, both city and county. There, existing
development had several months to comply with
the new law. For Bradenton Beach, there is no
"grace period" written within the ordinance.
The sea turtle lighting proposal will come up
during Thursday's city commission meeting,
which begins at 7 p.m. in city hall, 107 Gulf Drive
N. Final decision on the law and a public hearing
will be held later this month.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N AUGUST 5, 1998 N PAGE 3 IQ]


Dog bite story concludes


with doubled fines


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
And now for the rest of the story...
Holmes Beach resident Nicole Heslop said people
have been coming into her business asking about the
conclusion to a story concerning her bid to get permis-
sion to build a six-foot fence to contain her neighbor's
dog.
The story began in June when Heslop of 314 61st
St. said the large Great Dane belonging to Janet Zeimis
of 312 61st St. bit Heslop's husband twice in a month.
Zeimis maintained that Heslop was exaggerating
the problem in order to get a variance for a six-foot
wooden fence between their properties.
Heslop said the first time the dog lunged its head
over the fence and bit her husband Jon Westergard,.she
sought permission from the city to install a six-foot
wooden fence. However, she learned she also needed
the permission of Zeimis to do so.
Zeimis refused permission and maintained that a
wooden fence would interfere with the natural flow of
water to the drainage ditch on Marina Drive.
Heslop then went to the city commission to seek a


solution. She said originally it wasn't a problem be-
cause she put up a six-foot wooden fence 12 feet back
from the property line. However, when she began in-
stalling a swimming pool, the fence had to be removed.
City commissioners advised Heslop to seek a vari-
ance or file a civil suit. When Heslop learned she didn't
meet the 12 criteria for a variance, she installed trees
and shrubs to act as a living wall.
After the second dog bite call, an animal control
officer quarantined the dog. Heslop said Zeimis was
fined $100 for each of the two incidents but contested
the fine.
"We were all subpoenaed to appear in court by the
animal control department because she contested the
fine," Heslop said. "After hearing everyone's testi-
mony, the judge increased the fine to $250 per inci-
dent."
Heslop said she also received permission from
Zeimis to build a six-foot chain link fence.
"She wasted everyone's time and money with
this," Heslop said. "I spent $1,000 on plants to build a
living wall. I'm not sure what I'm gong to do next. She
should have to build the fence, not me.


Cortez Road landscaping finally in works


Cortez Road is finally about to get the trimmings
that will complete last year's big four-laning improve-
ment project.
A dozen medians in the thoroughfare west of 76th
Street will get landscaping that has been delayed while

City needs alternate
board members
The City of Holmes Beach is seeking residents
interested in serving as alternate members of the
board of adjustment and the code enforcement
board. Applications are available at city hall.


a program was developed and funds arranged by the
Manatee County Commission.
Janet McAfee, project manager in the Public
Works Department, said four of the medians are large
ones, 26 feet wide, and will get trees and shrubs. The
other eight are six feet wide and will have shrubs. They
will be irrigated, but all will be of varieties that require
minimal water, she said.
Low bidder is Marvin's Garden & Landscaping
Service Inc. at $247,000.
Work will begin in 30 to 45 days, said McAfee,
and! "it's not supposed to interfere with traffic." It may
take up to six months, though Mc.Al\cc said she hopes
for "a lot less than that."


Anna Maria City
8/5, 7 p.m., Commission work session on
cellular tower siting regulations
8/10, 7 p.m., Commission budget work session
8/11, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session

Bradenton Beach
8/5, 1 p.m., Commission work session
8/6, 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
8/10, 2 p.m., Planning commission
8/11, 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Of Interest
8/10, 6:30 p.m., Manatee County Commission
public meeting on one-cent tax projects,
Manatee County Government Administration
Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West,
Bradenton.
8/12, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center (tentative), Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina
Drive Holmes Beach.
8/12, 7:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island Community
Center Board of Directors, 407 Magnolia
Avenue, Anna Maria.



Bradenton Beach
8/4. 7 p.m.. city commission meeting. Agenda: first
reading of turtle lighting ordinance, second reading and
public hearing on parking ordinance, second reading
and public hearing on animal ordinance, second read-
ing and public hearing on service tax ordinance, autho-
rization to draft ordinance to implement employee bo-
nus program, public hearing for street vacation at 2510
Gulf Drive. public hearing for parking special excep-
tion for Joe's Eats & Sweets, commission approval for
investment of funds for Tingley Memorial Library,
Children's Summit banner request, approval of
Thanksgiving Christmas Prelude, city parking lot sign
discussion and public comment.


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Supreme decision expected on Cortez waterfront


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The fate of two Cortez companies' claims for un-
derwater lands may hinge now on a Florida Supreme
Court decision.
A.P. Bell Fish Co. and Sunny Shores Marina claim
title to submerged lands under their operations because
they believe pre-1951 improvements give them own-
ership under state law passed that year.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion, however, claims that dredging does not constitute
permanent improvement. It concedes that buildings and
docks do, if they are in precisely the same location and
function as they were in 1951.
The department has intensified its request for lease
fees which have piled up over the years, $20,000 in
Bell's case and some $16,000 for Sunny Shores.
The state owns the submerged land and leases it to
users at 11 cents a square foot per year. Both Bell and


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Sunny Shores have sued to get title to the lands.
Karen Bell, who helps run her family's company, said
the DEP in mid-July offered to sign over about hall of the
lands affected by Bell. The state conceded the fish house
was unchanged since 1951 and the land under it could go
to the company. But the other half, under docks, doesn't
meet the requirements, according to DEP.
Bell demurred. "One dock is not exactly the same
configuration," she said, "but others and net spreads
and boat works have similar use to 1951 and should
qualify."
She is convinced Bell will win in court and vowed
to "fight it out."
Ted Murray, environmental supervisor for DEP in
Tampa, said he hoped for a court decision by the end
of the year in the Bell case.
At Sunny Shores, owner Kris Gagnon sued to quiet
title on land under his marina, but in April the court dis-
missed his suit on a technicality. He has filed an appeal.

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Other actions involving alleged building permit
violations await further action by the state and Mana-
tee County. DEP's Murray said state officials will meet
with Gagnon "as soon as possible" to settle the permit
issue.
Other courts have made conflicting rulings recently
that are expected to land the issue in the Florida Su-
preme Court, Murray said.
In West Palm Beach, a court ruled that dredging
does not constitute a permanent improvement. But in
the Keys, the district appeal court ruled that it does.
That is the point in contention in Cortez, said
Murray. There is no dispute over when the improve-
ment work was done before 1951, so it all qualifies
on that score but the argument is over whether
dredging qualifies.
Whichever way it goes, both sides agree that it
likely will be some time before the Florida. Supreme
Court settles the matter.

Political signs must be
properly placed
So you've got a favorite candidate and you want to
do your part in getting him or her elected. What better
way to help than to put up a political yard sign or two?
Be careful where you put the sign, or you may find
it missing.
Officials with the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation warn that Florida law prohibits placing campaign
signs on public rights of way. State crews will remove
improperly placed signs and store them at the nearest
DOT maintenance facility for 30 days. If not picked up,
the signs will be recycled.
Also. political signs placed on private property
must have the permission of the property owner.
A general rule of thumb for determining where
private property ends and public lands begin is the util-
ity lines overhead the lines usually mark the bound-
ary of private-public lands.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 5, 1998 0 PAGE 5 UM]


Anna Maria alley vacation discussion continues


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
A proposed curfew ordinance wasn't the only
hot topic at last Tuesday's Anna Maria City Com-
mission meeting. Once again, residents had an op-
portunity to express opinions on what has long been
a controversial subject vacating city property.
Kay Beverly asked the commissioners to close
the alley behind her home in the 700 block of North
Shore Boulevard. She said you can't walk through
the alley because of the many obstacles. She would
like to move her fence back or put a hedge in the
alley which she says she already maintains.
Jimmy Nichols suggested appointing a blue-rib-
bon committee to look at the alleys on an individual
basis for potential use by the city.
He said, "If the city has a potential use for the al-
ley or right of way, then the city should not vacate
it. Otherwise, vacate it and give it to abutting prop-
erty owners. I think there's a lot of potential to re-
turn the property to the people who can utilize it. If
the city has no need for it, then we shouldn't keep it
as a liability and a constant maintenance requirement
for the city .... We don't have the money, we don't
have the people, we don't have the equipment to
maintain it."
In response to Nichols suggestion, Commis-
sioner Robert McElheny said, "If you give the vaca-
tion back to those owners, you have increased lot
size for some and not for others."
McElheny sees this as a potential for some prop-
erty owners to build bigger homes. Currently, the al-
leys serve to limit the size and setbacks of a house.
He said, "I see a lot of problems by doing some and
not doing others."
Nichols said, "In most instances, we're talking
about 20 feet and abutting property owners would
get half of it. In the instance of a road right of way,
and there are very few of those, the potential is to
give someone 25 feet .... I think we should view this
as what's good for the city, and that's getting rid of
the maintenance problem."


Mayor Chuck Shumard said he is thoroughly
against the vacating of city property and said the city
would only run into serious problems by doing so.
Resident Carol Ann McGill said she is opposed
to Nichols' idea of a blue-ribbon committee and said
the citizens of Anna Maria, as well as the planning
and zoning department, have plenty of expertise
when it comes to dealing with this issue.
She also said, "1 am opposed to any vacation of
any of city-run property for any reason."
Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Tom
Turner said the city recently spent $5,200 to remove
three Australian pines on Jacaranda Road where a
property owner's roof was damaged. He said resi-
dents are going to continue to ask the city to pay for
the removal of trees in the alleyways, although he
said he feels the city shouldn't pay unless the resi-
dent puts the city on notice that there is a problem.


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The fat lady sang last week as Florida Power
and Light officials announced plans to scrap their
bid to burn Orimulsion at their Parrish power plant.
The company spent millions of dollars over the
past four years trying to convince local and state
officials to allow them to burn the controversial
fuel. The fuel, produced by Venezuela, is a mixture
of bitumen, water and an emulsifying agent.
FPL officials said they felt they had the facts
about the fuel's safety on their side, but they were
unable to convince the people. They said they will
now work to recover their image that was damaged
in the four-year struggle.
The death knell came in June when Governor


The vacating of alleys would solve that problem
according to Turner. He said it would be beneficial
to the city to vacate certain city property. If that can-
not be done, then he said a program should be started
immediately to remove all vegetation and encroach-
ments and provide swales in the alleyways to pro-
vide drainage.
The closing of certain city alleyways is popular
with Commissioners George McKay and McElheny.
McElheny said he agreed with Mckay about
looking at the situation on a piece-by-piece basis.
McElheny said the closing of alleys is a viable so-
lution with no repercussions to the city. The clear-
ing and closing of certain alleys lessens the liability
to the city.
McElheny suggested residents who live on an al-
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the alleys themselves.


Lawton Chiles and the Florida Cabinet, sitting as
the Power Plant Siting Board, denied FPL's re-
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question had come before the board after approval
was recommended for a second time by a state ad-
ministrative law judge.
The same judge had recommended approval
of the fuel's use in 1996. but the board rejected the
request. An appeals court then ordered the board
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Environmentalists led by ManaSota 88 and Save
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We've seen the light
Just when our faith in Island environmentalists was
flagging, you came through after all.
Last week we were aghast more than 30 of the
Island's 202 sea turtle nests had been tampered with. Suzi
Fox, the director of Island Turtle Watch, speculated the
tampering was perhaps well-meaning, but still illegal and
could result in $50,000-plus in fines.
Unfortunately, partly as a result of beachgoers open-
ing or removing the protective cages around sea turtle
nests, at least 200 tiny loggerhead turtles, a threatened
species, were crushed by automobile tires.
But Islanders apparently have seen the light.
Fox said she received more than 50 phone calls from
people willing to help patrol the beaches or merely keep
an eye out for turtle-tampering culprits.
And as a result of the protective glare of beachgoers,
no nests were harmed since The Islander Bystander broke
the story last week.
Apparently the nest nudging was not malicious but
merely an attempt by uninformed folks to help hatchlings
reach the water. Imagine their horror when they read that
they inadvertently caused the destruction of the tiny turtles
they were trying to assist.
Imagine the horror when the culprits read about the
potential fines.
We'll say it again: Don't touch sea turtles or nests!

Lights, camera ... no more lights!
Bradenton Beach officials will have a first reading of
an ordinance dramatically curtailing beach lights this
Thursday, with a public hearing and final consideration of
the proposed law coming up later.
Modeled after a Sarasota law passed last year, the new
ordinance will provide a much greater level of protection
of sea turtles and will be the strictest of any such turtle
laws in the Manatee County.
Prohibited are any lights that directly shine on the
beach including car headlights and streetlights as
well as any beach paraphernalia left on the shore overnight
during turtle season, May through November.
Lights on the beach disorient turtles, both hatchlings
and egg-laying mother turtles, and instead of following the
faint glimmer of the moon and stars off the Gulf waters,
turtles become road kill by following the glare of head-
lights or tangle and dehydrate in sea oats following
streetlights and houses lit up at night.
Infractions of the law will result in misdemeanor
charges for every day the ordinance is not obeyed.
We've been carping about the need to turn out the
lights on the beach for years. Most people concur; some
don't due to ignorance of the damage lights can cause to
turtles; others refuse for reasons of their own.
Let's hope the proposed law becomes reality soon and
turtles can be protected by a law with some teeth to it.
Maybe Anna Maria and Holmes Beach can develop
a sea turtle legal "bite," too.

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Find the cure
The small town of Anna Maria withstood the as-
sault of the Washington, D.C.. virus, "Electus taxus
expenditus," which is more widely known by its ge-
neric name of "Tax and Spend Elected Official." for
a long, long time.
This virus has already invaded the Florida leg-
islature and most cities and particularly Manatee
County government.
The virus, once established, has a cure, however.
most who are infected die at the polls rather than tak-
ing the cure.
Anna Maria has had a small town flavor for lo
these many years because its elected officials kept its
government small. However, recent events and pro-
pensities indicate the virus is now pervasive at city
hall.
The symptoms are blurred vision, memory loss,
loss of hearing and denial. In other words, once the
virus is present, elected officials' vision of the dis-
tinction between essential government action and
desirable government action becomes blurred; they
forget that the taxpayer may object even without a
mad dog assault on city hall; they have difficulty in
hearing other views; and lastly, due to their deep-
seated denial, they cause the small town atmosphere
to take on the symptoms and problems of much
larger communities by increasing the size of small
town government.
These officials should take note of how Mana-
tee County government has just recently reacted to
the insidious Washington, D.C., virus. They voted to
place on the ballot an option for a new one-cent sales
tax, and while saying "they are giving the voters a
choice," they began the same day with an aggressive
campaign to "persuade" the voters to say "yes" to
the tax, by giving their explanation of the need.
(Blurred vision symptom.)
The new village tax increase in Anna Maria (not
the "tentative" nature of the first vote), with final
adoption only a few weeks away, will become a need
in the intervening time. (Blurred vision, plus all the
other virus symptoms.)
1 like Anna Maria because it has been a "small


town-small government" place to live. I believe a
large number of the voters feel the same way, includ-
ing the hope we can see a cure to this virus, and not
become carried away with the hoopla of larger
towns.
Wallace L. Storey, Anna Maria


Thanks for bequest
W'e of the Tingley Memorial Library note with
sorrow the passing of Rose Strahm. She was our old-
est patron and certainly one of our most regular read-
ers. Not a week went by that she didn't have books
checked out.
When she was no longer able to come to the Li-
brary, volunteers took books to her. She truly loved
books and the audio books were especially helpful to
her in recent months.
We also thank her family for requesting contribu-
tions to the Tingley Memorial Library in her memory.
These contributions will be used to purchase additional
books and in this way our patrons will be able to enjoy
a selection of recently published books, as did Rose
during her long and productive life.
John Sandberg,
Bradenton Beach Library Board Chairman


Turn parcel of land into a park
In view of much negative reaction from count-
less Holmes Beach residents, a more positive idea
would suggest that the parcel of land adjoining the
new City Hall building be developed as a lovely park
with benches, flowering trees and shrubs, for all to
enjoy.
This would eliminate the noise, traffic and
crowds of unknowns wandering through residential
areas, which could lead to property destruction,
break-ins, etc., which would also require a larger
police force for the protection of the residents.
As we are beginning to learn, Anna Maria Island
is no longer able to bless us with the once pristine
life style of a precious and delightful residential at-
mosphere.
Edwina Ryan. Holmes Beach






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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 10, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder


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Anna Maria homesteaders of the 1890s got their m
water store on Perico Island.


MAIL CALL


In the 1890s the handful of settlers on
what we now call Anna Maria Island had
to row across the sound to Perico Island to
get their supplies and mail. The store and
post office was in the Johnstone home,
perched on the end of long dock located
where the east end of the Manatee Bridge
sits today. Mail arrived about twice a week
by schooner or by steamboat.
It was all pretty casual. People
didn't get a lot of mail, and no one was
fussy about correct post office addresses
back then. A letter addressed to so-and-
so in the "Manatee section" would likely
reach the recipient sooner or later.
But then in 1898 came the Spanish-
American War when 30,000 soldiers
poured into the Tampa Bay area. Suddenly
the post offices of Tampa Bay were forced
to "modernize." One result is that the
Perico Island post office was shifted south
to Brown's General Store in Cortez.
This was fine for the fisherfolk of
Cortez but not so nifty for the Anna
Marians, most of whom lived in the
northern half of the island. For now they
had to row a long haul to pick up their
mail. They decided it was high time for
the island to get its own post office.
Second homesteader John R. Jones,
an attorney with political moxie, took
the lead. Our island was known by sev-
eral names Palm Key and Long Key
as well as Anna Maria Key.
Jones's first step was to petition the
government to strike the name "Palm
Key" (by now the most prevalent name)
from the maps and charts and have the
island officially labeled "Anna Maria
Key." He argued this "on the ground
that there was more than one island on


Anna Maria Island was shown as
"Long Island" and Longboat Key was
marked "Palm Island" on this 1839
U.S. Army map.


the Florida coast called Palm Key and
it caused confusion in our mail. Even
with the Perico office, people would
address mail to Palm Key and our let-
ters often went astray."
Next, Jones filed a petition for a
separate post office on the island. Gov-
ernment officials agreed, but said the
name "Anna Maria" wouldn't do.
Well, Jones wasn't buying this. He
was convinced the name had been be-
stowed upon our Island by the Spanish
conquistadors in the 16th century and that
it stood for the Virgin Mary and her
mother Anna. (Actually, the evidence is
strong that the name dates only from
1848 when surveyors put together the
names of the wife and sister of Tampa's
postmaster to form "Anna Maria.")
Anyway, Jones prevailed. He ex-
plained with pride in 1924: "...We were
at first turned down on this because of
the ruling of the department that a
single name only could be given a new
post office, unless what was asked for
was historical or tending to perpetuate
history. We proceeded then to show
that the name asked for covered both
these points, and having satisfied the
department as to our position, Anna
Maria was made the official name for
our post office."
Jones acknowledged getting help
from his friend, George Wilhelm
"Will" Bean, son of "first home-
steader" George Emerson Bean. Young
Bean married the daughter of the post-
master of Port Tampa and was rapidly
rising in postal circles. He had an inter-
est in the post office matter, of course,
because of the large tract his family
controlled on the north point. Still in his
20s, he already was thinking of devel-
oping it and the name Anna Maria
was appealing.
On Feb. 8, 1904, the island offi-
cially got its post office in Sam Cobb's
house (located in what today is down-
town Holmes Beach). Within 10 years
Bean moved the post office to his new
Anna Maria Beach Resort (nucleus of
today's City of Anna Maria).
By the way, does anyone know
why or when Anna Maria Key became
Anna Maria Island?

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Firefighters return from North Florida wildfires


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Memories of intense heat and dense, choking
smoke are etched in the minds of four Anna Maria/
West Side firefighters who traveled to north Florida
recently.
They also remember the welcome embraces and
grateful response of residents who were forced out of
their homes by the worst wildfires in Florida's history.
Capt. Rich Losek and firefighters Brent Kruse,
Daryl Burckle and Mark Franson recently traveled to
Flagler and Volusia counties to help fight the massive
fires.
Kruse, who was a volunteer for three years before
becoming a firefighter three years ago, was based in
Palm Coast in Flagler County for a week. He also
worked near Deland in Volusia County.
"We cleaned up after fires burned through to make
sure they wouldn't flare up again," Kruse said. "In
some places, we would make a track around the perim-
eter. We carried hoses into the brush to hit hot spots and
ripped up the ground with hand tools."
Because there have been no control burns in the
area for many years, thick vegetation had built up on
the ground, Kruse explained. Even after a fire passed
through an area, it could smolder a couple of feet un-
derneath the top layer of brush and pine needles and
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houses and snuffed out the fires. The fire was in the
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sights was when a fire would burn one or two
houses, then skip another house, Kruse said. One
massive fire jumped Interstate 95 while he was there.
"We worked 12- to 17-hour days and nights,"
Kruse said. "Every morning they'd tell us about new
fires that were started by lightning strikes, arson, etc.
There was a lot of brush work and we got really dirty."
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"We backed them up," Kruse explained.
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"The town was in a panic," he said. "But people
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"The fire was coming from two directions,"
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They spent several days putting out hot spots to
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"There was not a lot of glory," Losek noted. "We
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Holmes Beach Public Works Supervisor Joe
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The present city budget allows $80,000 for pav-
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Gulf Drive to Second Avenue, and repaving accord-
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Key Royale Drive from Marina Drive to
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of Bradenton Beach's Inez Norman and pottery by
Longboat Key resident Sue Carol Benson. Mystery
books are featured as the August sale books and range
in price from 25 cents to $4.
Books in good condition are needed as donations.
Also in demand are summer volunteers. For more in-
formation, call 779-1208. The library is located at 1 1 1
N. Second St., Bradenton Beach.

Register now for
MCC fall semester
All those not yet registered for the fall term at
Manatee Community College are encouraged to do so
to ensure the best choice of classes. The fall term be-
gins Monday, Aug. 24, and ends Thursday, Dec. 17.
Admission offices are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
Friday.
MCC is located at 5840 26th St. W.. Bradenton.
For more information, call 755-1511, extension 4234.

Free summer concert
Aug. 13 at Lido Beach
The Sarasota Concert Band is having a free concert
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Aug. 13, at Lido Beach.
Guest conductor Jeff Traster, band director at the
University of Tampa. will present a program of favor-
ite band selections. Bring beach chairs.
For more information, contact Calvin Wright at
359-6867, or William Barbanera at 748-7672.

Prudential Realty office
to change name
Prudential Florida Realty, the largest real estate
brokerage, sales, and services company in Florida and
the sixth largest in the U.S., was acquired by the St. Joe
Company.
The company, including its office in Holmes
Beach. will remain headquartered in Clearwater. Fla.
St. Joe paid $80 million at closing and expects to
pay an additional $5 million based on the value of the
assets acquired. Last year. Prudential reported gross
revenues of $139 million.

Realty raves
Wagner Realty announces three new agents have
joined its new location at 6400 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton. New to the firm, Stephen Apgar will spe-
cialize in residential sales: Ralph Button will special-
ize in east Manatee County residential real estate: Sally
McDonald, a former broker from St. Croix, Virgin Is-
lands, will specialize in residential sales and rentals.


Welcome, Lois Katherine
Rose Dell
Lois Katherine "Katie" Rose Dell pictured here with
!proud father was horn on June 25 at 8:08 a.m. She
tieilghed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches
lohn. The mother and lather are Shannon R. Dell
a(tl Scott Dell. director of development for the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.

Highlights of
Van Wezel season
Among the musical artists scheduled to appear at
Van Wezel's 1998-'99 season are Bernadette Peters,
Tony Bennett. the Temptations. the Four Tops, the
Righteous Brothers and Gordon Lightfoot. Comedic
artist. Carrot Top has one show scheduled in October.
Brochures and ticket order forms will be mailed
Friday, Sept. 11. Tickets can only be purchased by
mail.
The Van Wezel is located at 777 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. For information, call 953-3366.

Longboat Key park
receives national award
Wetland restoration at loan M. Durante Commu-
nity Park on Longboat Key has received the Florida
Urban Forestry Council's 1998 Ecosystem Restoration
Award.
The 18-acre park on Sarasota Bay is a collabora-
tive effort of James Durante, the Town of Longboat
Key. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Florida Department
of Environmental Protection and the Sarasota Bay
National Estuary Program.
The award will be presented later this month dur-
ing the 10th Annual Urban and Community Forestry
Conference on Sanibel Island.


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John Clifford 'Cliff' Atkin
John Clifford "Cliff" Atkin, 90, of Holmes Beach
died Aug. 2 in Integrated Health Services of
Bradenton.
Born in Malden, Ontario, Mr. Atkin's was a news-
paper printer. He was a member of Typographical
Union No. 18 for more than 60 years. He attended
Palma Sola Presbyterian Church.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 14
at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave.
W., Bradenton. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial
Gardens, Old Castle, Ontario. Bradenton Funeral
Home is charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Palma
Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W.,
Bradenton, FL 34209, or a charity of the donor's
choice.
He is survived by his wife Wilma; a daughter, Judy
Wallace, of Glenview, Ill.; two sons, Gerald C. of East
Tawas, Mich., and James R.,of Dearborn, Mich.; and
six grandchildren.

Greg Petlowany
Greg Petlowany, 87, of Bradenon Beach died July
31 at home.
Born in Poland, Mr. Petlowany came to Manatee
County from Cleveland in 1970. He was a retired carpen-
ter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.


Visitation and a memorial service were held Tues-
day at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home in Bradenton.
Burial was held at the Skyway Memorial Gardens in
Palmetto.
He is survived by his wife, Anastasia: daughter Esther
Horvath of Orlando: two sons, William of Sacramento.
Calif., and Geroge of Los Angeles: three sisters, Olga
Damm of Bradenton, Pauline Godsey of Dayton, Ohio,
and Julia Stewart of Camarillo, Calif.; two brothers,
Walter of Bradenton Beach and Theodore of Vero Beach;
14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.


William "Bill" Stephenson
William "Bill" Stephenson, 92, of Holmes Beach
died July 31.
He was born in York, Ontario, Canada and came
to Manatee County from Ontario in 1963 where he re-
tired as a building contractor.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of
Bradenton.
Services will be held at Willowdale Baptist Church
in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada.
Mr. Stephenson is survived by his wife, Janet W.
Stephenson of Holmes Beach; daughter Eleanor
Stephenson of Bradenton: five sons, David, Gordon,
James, John and Allan, all of Toronto, Canada; two
step-daughters; two step-sons; 19 grandchildren and 28
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 20, grand theft, 100 block of Cedar. The vic-
tim reported an unknown person removed a ring val-
ued at $2,500. a wedding band valued at $150 and three
bracelets valued at $500.
July 26, domestic battery, 200 block of Chilson.
According to the report, a fight started at a party and
four subjects were hit by the suspect, who was placed
in custody.
July 29, domestic battery, 500 block of Spring,
Castaways Apartments. The complainant reported the
suspect pulled the victim by her hair into an apartment.
After investigating, the deputy determined that the sus-
pect and the victim had an argument and the suspect
pulled the victim's hair to keep her from walking away.
The suspect was placed in custody.

Bradenton Beach
July 24. burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victims reported while they were swim-
ming an unknown person broke the lock and removed
$197 in cash and five lotto tickets. Damages were $50.
July 25, burglary to an automobile, Cortez Beach.
The victim reported an unknown person smashed a
window and removed a CB radio valued at $40. Dam-
ages were $50.
July 27, warrant, 100 block of Fourth Street
North. While making a traffic stop, the officer learned
the subject had a warrant from Missouri for violation
of probation. The subject was placed in custody.
July 28, burglary, 100 block of Third Street
North. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved jalousie window panes, entered the apartment
and removed pots and pans valued at $25, an AM/FM
stereo-cassette player valued at $75, a vacuum cleaner
valued at $20, jewelry boxes valued at $10 and jewelry
valued at $25.
July 29, criminal mischief, harassment, 2500
block of Avenue C. The victim reported the suspect
broke off sections of railing leading up to her apartment
and left a paring knife stuck in the step. The victim said
she has an injunction against the suspect. Damages
were $100.

Holmes Beach
July 24, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victims re-
ported that after leaving the beach they discovered an
unknown person had punched a hole in the door lock
and removed $10 in traveler's checks, $70 in cash, a
credit card and a 35 mm camera valued at $200.
July 24, traffic, 3200 block of East Bay Drive.
The subject was involved in a minor traffic accident
and a check showed he had no valid driver's license,
the report said. He was issued a summons.
July 24, drunk, 100 block of 50th Street. The
complainant reported the subject was attempting to ride
a bicycle but was too intoxicated and fell off several
times. The officer found the subject sitting in the road
with his bicycle and transported him to his residence.
July 25, assistance, 300 block of Clark Drive. The
Juvenile Assessment Center called the police depart-
ment to report a subject who refused to pick up his son,
said the report. The officer advised the subject of his
parental responsibility and he agreed to pick up his son.
July 25, suspicious gas drive-off of $16, 3015
Gulf Drive, Citgo.
July 25, suspicious, 7200 block of Marina Drive.
The intoxicated subject claimed a friend stole $500


from her residence, said the report.
SJuly 25, burglary, 200 block of 72nd Street. The
victim reported the suspect broke into the residence
while she was absent but nothing was taken. This was
the second incident of this type, according to the police
report. The officer notified the suspect he would be
placed in custody if it happens again.
July 26, assistance. King Fish Boat Ramp. The
marine officer on patrol was flagged down by the sub-
ject and asked to tow his boat. The officer did so.
July 26, damage to a mailbox, 4600 block of Gulf
Drive.
July 26. domestic violence. Manatee Avenue and
Gulf Drive. The officer stopped the subject in the turn lane
eastbound at Mlanatee -\venue and Gulf Drive for not
having a visible tag. The tao was found in the back seat.
A check showed the subject's license was suspended.
When the officer went to deliver the ticket, he said he ob-
served the subject hit the passenger in the head. He placed
the subject in custody. A check on the passenger showed
a \warrant from the sheriff's department for battery. The
passenger was also placed in custody.
July 27. suspicious. 3000 block of Avenue E. The
complainant reported she arrived at her apartment and
observed the subject cleaning out the community stor-
age shed. The complainant said she later realized that
some of the items belonged to her and her mother. She
said when she tried to remove the items from the
subject's truck, the subject became angry and left.
The complainant called police and the subject re-
turned to the scene. The rental agent arrived and said
the subject was hired to clean out the storage area. The
subject returned the items to the storage area but the
complainant said $150 of her items were missing. The
subject said she put them at the curb and the garbage
men took them.
July 27. 500 block of 68th Street. The intoxicated
subject was demanding entry to the residence and was
refused admittance, said the report. The officer con-
vinced the subject to return home.
July 28, found property a bicycle, 6400 block
of Marina Drive.
July 28, lost property a wallet. 3248 East Bay
Drive, Walgreens.
July 29. theft of $15 in gasoline. 3015 Gulf Drive.
Citgo.
July 30. suspicious. 600 block of Concord Lane.
The complainant reported the subject came to her door
and said he'd done yard work for her in the past and
returned at her request. She said she didn't recall him
but walked around the yard with him and pointed out
things that needed to be done. He asked for $700 for the
work, which she refused, then he reduced the price to
$500 and she consented, she said.
The complainant said the work was completed in
a very short time and the subject asked for two checks
one for $200 and one for $300. She said after he left,
she realized he didn't do much work and attempted to
stop payment on the checks. The check for $300 had
already been cashed.
July 31, suspicious vehicle, 8300 block of Marina
Drive. The complainant reported a vehicle was parked
in the middle of the street. The officer found the sub-
ject passed out in the driver's seat and after five at-
tempts, was able to wake her. She said she had too
much to drink at her new job. The officer parked her
vehicle on the shoulder of the road and took her home.
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Murphy's smooth move
Rumor, rumor, rumor. Sean Murphy this. Beach
Bistro that.
All rumors 'til now.
Murphy readily admits temptations, new opportu-
nities in the form of another restaurant location in
Sarasota or in between. But when it came down to it,
he wanted to expand on Anna Maria within what we
fondly recognize as a limited "driving radius" for a
simple reason: to keep close to family.
Yes, he looked at the former location of Turtle's,
the most recent operation there being Biondo's, and
long gone-o. No deal.
But when you think about it, Biondo's would have
left him nearly as cramped for seats and in the kitchen
as his present location on the beach. Frustrated enough
for the past 10 years. Murphy wanted a place to spread
out and show his stuff.
No longer a rumor, Murhpy will open a lighter,
easier going, more casual new restaurant in mid-Sep-
tember. It's in Anna Maria, close to home for Murphy
and certainly close enough to Beach Bistro to take
overflow from the tiny, bustling dining room.
Murphy says his concept is to make the new res-
taurant "locals oriented." We take that to mean we'll
feel comfortable there, as if it's "our place." just as
Beach Bistro is our place to "show off." The new place
will "definitely have a more casual atmosphere," he
said.
He also says he'll have some of the same great food
(as Bistro), which he can legitimately lay claim to with
awards heaped up over the past 10 years. Proof? Top
awards from highly respected Zagat guides, Wine
Spectator and Florida Trend magazines and many
more, plus glowing reviews too numerous to mention.
Murphy promises us a great grouper sandwich and
the best burger you can find on Anna Maria Island -
after 7 p.m. (That being closing time at Dulfy's Tav-
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gentlemanly aversion to competing with Miss Duffy,
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have no smoking and no lunch. Although we can
hope for the latter in season, once the wrinkles (if any)
are ironed out and the staff grows into the new digs.
So look for familiar faces, those of the renowned
Bistro boys and other pros from Beach Bistro, at the
newest venture of Anna Maria Island's first successful
fine dining restaurateur when he peels back the doors.
Murphy says a quick make-over (closing) at the Bistro
will coincide, hence the possibility to throw his "man-
power" into the new digs.
Where is it? Murphy has a lease with Eddie
Blanton's heirs and work is underway, a clean-up and
a face lift, at the old Eddie B's restaurant and lounge,
also formerly Cafe Robar. at the corner of Gulf Drive
at Pine Avenue.
There'll be a casual, quiet opening in mid-Septem-
ber so remain alert.
Oh yeah, you probably want to know the name of
the new restaurant. While suggestions of "Almost
Beach Bistro." "Corner Bistro" and "Big Bistro" were
tempting, Murphy settled on a winner.
Lots of us will be driving north on Anna Maria to
the Bistro at Land's End soon. (A few folks in
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July came and went like a freak storm on the Island
- fast.
It was so fast that while I was anticipating an ap-
pearance of keyboardist Larry Rich at Marina Bay
commencing on July 28, it blew by me.
I caught up with Larry on Wednesday, one day
late. And it's great to see him back in action miss-
ing since the final days of Eddie B's.
While Rich held court at a big, grand piano bar at
Eddie B's, he's really in his element with an electronic,
elaborate keyboard arrangement at Marina Bay, play-
ing to the vast expanse of the mermaid room and its
patrons a partying crowd if there ever was one.
And Rich's blend of soft 1970s rock and roll clas-
sics is perfect for the "now" generation of Baby
Boomers (and surrounding age groups, a little plus-or
minus) frequenting the mermaid room.
Not that he doesn't play new music, because I dis-
covered Rich can play just about anything anything
he wants to play, that is.
The best request to make of Rich is to ask him to
"play something you really like." He tunes up and
warms up to a request like that.
Long ago. at Eddie B's luxurious piano bar, I got
talking with Rich about some of the music I like, which
of course includes a lot of Jimmy Buffett classics.
Don't Islanders come by that affinity naturally?
Rich knows all of those. But I really like some of
the more obscure tunes that back up the Buffett favor-
ites on albums from the early years.
One of those is "They Don't Dance Like Carmen
No More." an obvious tribute to Carmen Miranda's
talents from a 1973 album. "A White Sport Coat and
a Pink Crustacean."
Another favorite is "A Pencil-Thin Mustache,"
from "Living and Dying in 3/4 Time." 1974, with its
witty reminiscence, "I wish I had a pencil-thin mus-
tache, the Boston Blackie kind, a two-tone Ricky
Riccardo jacket and an autographed picture of Andy
Devine."
How can you resist singing along to lyrics like
that?
Sickened by the Beatles' monopoly, and their re-
surgence in the 1980s. I couldn't really be called a
"fan" of any particular band, and certainly not a Buffett
follower like some "Parrotheads" I know.
I have only one more favorite, "Lovely Cruise."
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STIR-IT-UP, FROM PAGE 12
in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" album, circa 1977. In
fact, I always thought it was a "lonely cruise," to which
Rich disagreed following lengthy research for the song,
which he mastered just to please me.
Being the congenial piano host he was, Rich al-
ways crooned two versions his and mine.
But I relent. (You'd think I was from Missouri, the
"show-me" state.) I finally found Buffett's
Margaritaville web site on the Internet, hooked up to a
link called "discology" and found a list of all his al-
bums and CDs. Once you're there, you just click on a
title and up comes the album cover and a list of the
songs and all the words.
Yep, it's a lovely cruise. It just sounds so sad, it
seemed it had to be lonely. It is sorrowful only for the
parting at the end of the cruise, though.
Here's how it goes, straight from Margaritaville:
Lovely Cruise
Drink it up.
This one's for you.
It's been a lovely cruise
I'm sorry it's ended.
It's sad but it's true.
Honey it's been a lovely cruise.
These moments we're left with
May you always remember
These moments are shared by few.
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These moments we're left with
May you always remember
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And those harbor lights
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We bid our farewell much too soon
So drink it up
This one's for you.
Honey, it's been a lovely cruise.
Yea baby, it's been a lovely cruise.
Oh darlin', it's been a lovely cruise.

Rich plays Tuesday through Saturday at Marina
Bay and he's available for private gigs.
Over at D.Coy Ducks, entertainment is spelled v-
a-r-i-e-t-y. Always something different.
This past weekend saw Lynell with Rob Satori on
the bandstand. Wow! What a singer she is. And he's no
slouch either. He's the Rich Little of the club sound on
Anna Maria Island. You know, "Sounds just like him."
And he's no "ching-ching," on the electronic
equipment he masters. He sounds like the whole band.
whichever band he's playing for the moment.
But back to Lynell. a true tune belter. You may
recognize her from past days with local band Eclipse.
She's got a sound in a class by itself. A big, beautiful
sound in a range of octaves that goes way up, and way
down. Very "soulful." She's great to hear and fun to
watch as she jiggles, sways and gestures her pas-
sion.
They'll be back this month on the 15th and 21st, so
mark it in your Hallmark calendars and make a point
to waddle over to D.Coy's in the Island Shopping Cen-
ter.
Speaking of waddling, Elvis must be old enough to
wobble and squeak his joints by now, (he'd be 63) and
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I've heard rumors, but haven't seen evidence, that
"Hound Dog Man" was on Anna Maria Island many
years ago in the early years of his career. His first big
hit, "Heartbreak Hotel," sold millions of copies in
1956, while 44 records selling millions followed up to
his death in 1977.
He reportedly breezed through, or stayed over
night, back then, depending on who you believe. Does
anyone know for sure?
And speaking of famous visitors, of course you
know Babe Ruth visited here, don't you? He reportedly
threw bubble gum out of the bus window to kids at Gulf
Drive and Cortez Road on the way through town.
But will someone please tell the truth for once and
for all: Does Tom Selleck have a place here?

Truth is stranger
They say truth is stranger than fiction. To be sure,
we get our share of strange phone calls at The Islander
Bystander.
Just this week a woman called to alert us (AKA
alert reader) of a strange phenomenon occurring in the
solar system. She noticed the sun "looked strange" and
called the local planetarium but got no help there. Next
she called the Holmes Beach Police Department, who
went outside to look and then told her it's a "rainbow"
thing and doesn't happen very often.
So we too looked. Looked like a halo to us, a lu-
minous radiance. Mythically speaking, we've heard
this signals a new angel has just received his/her halo.
The phenomenon may also be referred to as a crown of
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Island Sports

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


'No-goal patrol'
resurfaces for IFC
Bolstered by team newcomer Tony Louis-Charles'
play at stopper and a let's-have-some-fun attitude, Is-
land Football Club's adult team' breezed to an impres-
sive 4-0 win over Home Advantage Sunday, Aug. 2, at
Blackstone Park, Palmetto.
Louis-Charles, who won the soccer club's Foster's
man-of-the-match oil can, was strongly supported by
his team, as IFC effectively spread the ball around,
putting on what amounted to a passing clinic. IFC con-
trolled the ball for long stretches of time, severely lim-
iting any offensive opportunities for Home Advantage.
The few offensive pushes that Home Advantage
had were quickly erased by Louis-Charles and fellow
defenders Brett McIntosh, Rich Bell and Matt Bowers.
IFC's offensive firepower was supplied by Ken
Bowers, Nick LeDuc, Lance Bieker and Tim Bugna,
who each tallied a goal on the afternoon. IFC also got
strong midfield play from Raul Gomez, Augusto
Solano and Jeff Nelson.
IFC wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard
as Ken Bowers finished off a cross from Matt Merrill
from the right wing 12 seconds into the match to take
a very early lead.
IFC missed on on three good scoring chances in the
10th minute when Ken Bowers returned the favor to
Merrill with a beautiful cross to the far post but the
defender fouled Merrill from behind, resulting in a
penalty kick.
Merrill took the free kick but his shot was easily
blocked by the Home Advantage keeper Federico. The
ball came right back towards him and his follow-up
shot was smothered to keep the scoie 1-0.
Two minutes later, IFC was again threatening the
.ue Advantage defense using short, crisp passes and


changing the point of attack. The attack started with
IFC goalie Scott Lindsey's throw to left defender Bell.
Bell carried the ball before pushing it forward to
Nelson.
Nelson started up the left wing before turning back
to the IFC end, switching the ball back across the field
to Mclntosh at right defense. McIntosh quickly sent it
forward to Solano at right midfield. Solano knocked the
ball inside to Gomez, who then one-timed it back out-
side to Solano. who was pushing forward.
Solano carried the ball up the right side where he
crossed to LeDuc in front of the goal but LeDuc's
header went just over the cross bar.
The 25th minute saw Bieker, aka "Chubby the fin-
isher." enter the game and quickly make his presence
known.
Gomez took a pass from Louis-Charles near


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midfield before knocking it outside to Bell, who was
overlapping on the play. Bell carried it up the left side,
cut inside of the defender and crossed it to Bieker but
Bieker's crisp volley went wide of the goal.
The 30th minute saw Louis-Charles demonstrating
his skills as Home Advantage striker Fransisco Perez
avoided his attempted slide tackle and looked to take
it toward goal. But Louis-Charles quickly got up and
ran him down to make the saving tackle and preserve
IFC's slim 1-0 lead.
IFC came out in the second half and quickly added
to its lead when Lindsey threw the ball outside to
Nelson. Nelson quickly moved up the left side before
hitting a through ball to LeDuc. LeDuc found himself
one-on-one with the Home Advantage goalie, who was
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charging out from his line. LeDuc deked the goalie and
finished for a 2-0 IFC lead.
Five minutes later, IFC should have added to its
lead on some nice teamwork between LeDuc and
Bieker. It started on a throw in by Ken Bowers to
Bieker in the middle.
LeDuc called Bieker off, so Bieker dummiedd" the
defender, letting the ball roll through his legs before
breaking behind the defense towards the goal, where
LeDuc fed him perfectly. Bicker carried the ball in on
the goalie but the sandy area in the penalty box gave the
ball a funny bounce, resulting in a missed kick off
Bieker's shin. The ball went wide of the goal.
Bieker atoned for his gaffe in the 70th minute when
he volleyed a corner kick from Bugna into the upper-
right corner of the goal for a 3-0 lead.
Five minutes later, Bugna again figured in the
scoring when some nice passing down the right side
between Mclntosh, Bugna and myself resulted in a
shot on goal by Bugna from the 18-yard line. The
Home Advantage defender blocked the shot with his
hand, giving Bugna a penalty kick. He buried it the
lower-left corner for the final goal of the day and an
IFC 4-0 victory.
The win improves IFC's record to 2- 1-2 going into
next Sunday's 4 p.m. game. Aug. 9, against Willow
Road at Blackstone Park, Palmetto. Come on out and
support the locals as they try for win number three.
A reminder that IFC is holding adult practices on
Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. at G.T. Bray Park,
Bradenton. Any adults wishing to try out are invited to
lace-up the boots and show their stuff. IFC is also hold-
ing under-12 practices on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m.
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Any in-
terested players are welcome.
Any area business interested in sponsoring a team
for the upcoming 1998-99 season is encouraged to call
me at 778-3153. We have teams in age levels under 9,
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A pre-bowl party and registration will start at 5:30
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Artificial reefs hide, house marine life


There's been a debate about artificial reefs brew-
ing for years.
It's not one of those "in-your-face" arguments that
ends friendships or results in blows, but more of a
"let's-have-another-beer-and-talk-reefs-again" debate.
In short:
Do artificial reefs cause fish to congregate in one
location and make it easier for fishers to catch them, or
do artificial reefs actually provide habitat for more fish
to exist than could without them?
By taking a relatively barren area of sea floor and
dumping rocks, concrete rubble, railroad cars, outdated
tanks or even freighters, a part of the marine environ-
ment is turned into a place that is attractive for fish to
hang out.
Fish have holes and cubbies in which to hide.
Marine life grows on the debris, providing a food
source. Other critters like crabs and soft corals start to
grow too, and those fish that hang out or eat that stuff
appear where they normally would not.
Fish that populated the scattered rock ledges and
sporadic soft corals of the Gulf and bays now have a
big new home in artificial reefs. Sort of like a finned
condo.
Remember the baseball movie (St. Petersburg sta-
dium) adage that stated, if you build it they'll come?
That's also true with artificial reefs.
An artificial reef program began in Manatee
County waters years ago, thanks in part to grants from
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
paid from Florida Saltwater Fishing License proceeds.
Advisory groups identify locations for the reefs
and compete with other coastal counties to receive
funds. The material varies depending on availability of
rubble; an extensive reef system is in place just within
casting range of the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers
made up of material from the old bridge.

A learning process
There's been a learning curve in artificial reef
material over the years, and a global trend toward bet-
ter reef design is starting.
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trying to create reefs with old tires, a nightmare goof
of more than 20 years ago that left tires washing ashore
for \ears and years.
Now. reef material is checked by divers and ad-
justed to provide a strata that is inviting to fish and not
a danger to divers or boaters.
And something interesting is being done in Pacific
Ocean waters off Japan. Rather than just dumping old
concrete into the ocean, the Japanese are creating intri-
cate structures that are specifically designed for fish
habitation. Consider them custom-built homes if you
will. The odd-looking structures appear to be proving
very desirable to marine life.
Locally, concrete reef balls are being introduced
to mimic the ideal home of underwater critters. The
round, concrete balls are about three feet in diameter
and have holes leading to a hollow core that makes for
a perfect sanctuary for fish.
Manatee Countv Environmental Management De-
partment officials dumped a load of concrete culverts
at the three-mile south reef in June to add to the mid-
Longboat Key offshore site. More reef enhancement
and new reef creation is planned in the future, includ-
ing some bay reefs.
Speaking of bay reefs, the Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program conducted a study several years ago
on effects of what is called Seawall Habitat Enhance-
ment. Scientists created four different models of mini-
artificial reefs that were placed in 16 canals in the area.
The $87.000 study was to test the congregate-versus-
create theory for juvenile fish in typically barren
seawalled canals.
The study L \\as stunninL in its results. Bet\\ Cen


Manatee County artificial
reef locations
Seven mile north reef
270" west of Bean Point
Latitude 27 32.25' N. Longitude 82 52.70 W
Loran C 14169.0/44655.0
Depth 40 feet
Boat molds, concrete rubble and bridge segments.
Reel more than 10 years old.

Three mile north reef
220( WSW of Bean Point
Latitude 27 29.95' N. Longitude 82' 47.00' W
Loran C 14175.8/44594.0
Depth 30 feet
Piles of reef material with four- to six-foot relief.
Reef more than 10 years old.

One mile reef
Latitude 27 29.50' N, Longitude 82 44.08' W
Loran C 14179.3/44564.2
Depth 20 feet
Northernmost portion of site had more than
18.000 tons of material placed there in 1992-93.
Scattered rubble has one- to 12-foot relief.

Three mile south reef
270 west of Longboat Pass
Latitude 27 26.56' N, Longitude 82 44.80' W
Loran C 14172.0/44555.0
Depth 30 feet
More than 495 tons of material has been placed
on the reef.

Nearshore reef
Latitude 27 26.99' N. Longitude 82 41.83' W
Depth 16 feet
Reef was created in 1992-93 with 15.000 tons of
material. Low relief of one to three feet.


3.000 and 5,000 juvenile fish were found at the artifi-
cial seawall reefs. At non-reef control sites, the total
number of fish was zero.
Years and years ago, Sarasotan Mike Calinski
experimented with a similar, although cruder, sea-
wall reef system under the docks at Marina Jack. I
was there when he pulled up the eight-foot-square
contraptions and had to jump up to a higher dock to
avoid being overrun by stone crabs, blue crabs and
wriggling fish.
Be they homes, meeting places or overnight stops.
artificial reefs do cause marine life to thrive.

Sandscript factoid
The United States exported $2.6 million worth of
seafood in 1997, and imported $7.6 billion.


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Tina, wahoo action excellent well offshore


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Offshore action in deep water is at its best right now.
Trolling anglers in about 100 feet of water report great
catches ofwahoo, dolphin, kingfish and tuna. There is also
excellent bottom fishing for grouper offshore. In the back-
water, redfish and trout are the best catches right now.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are finding
fishing a little slow, with just a few mackerel being
reeled to the deck.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Mike Card on
the Flat-out Fun said he's putting charters onto trout,
pompano and redfish off Bishop Point, with flounder and
catch-and-release snook being caught in Sarasota Bay.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's been
having a great time going offshore. One trip with Houp
Roach of Pennsylvania got them into a school of big
mackerel, kingfish and some big bonita, which were
feeding like crazy on live white bait. Bottom fishing is
also good, with mangrove snapper and gag grouper
being caught in about 60 feet of water.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair said redfish
are pretty thick in Terra Ceia Bay, and he's finding
trout outside of Rattlesnake Key. Mangrove snapper
are hitting off the Skyway Bridge artificial reef system
too, he added.
Capt. Ray Marchand said he's getting a few reds
in Terra Ceia and Miguel bays, and snook in Miguel
Bay using artificial baits.
Capt. Jason Henzell on the Neva-Miss said he's
doing good with mangrove and yellowtail snapper up
to six pounds using cut thread fin herring as bait. Dol-
phin up to 10 pounds are also being caught, with the


Horseshoe winners
The winners in the July 29 horseshoe
games were George Landraitis of Cortez and
Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach. Runners-up
were Ron Pepka of Anna Maria and Ron
Simpson of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the Aug. 1 games were Coo-
per and Greg Ribbing of Bradenton. Run-
ners-up were Bill Cooney of Bradenton
Beach and Pepka.
The weekly contests get underway every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.
There are no membership fees and everyone
is welcome.







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Mixed bag of offshore fish
This crew of fishers IroIught back a great hatch of fish while fishing offSihore. From left. Paul Mason,
Dennis Schalve. Capt. Eric Bergon and Ken Kellh' caught dolphin, gag grouper, scamp, mangrove
sna.lper and other fish.


preferred bait being small jigs. He's also catching am-
ber jack and barracuda on tube worms.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing good, although bait shrimp are hard
to come by right now. Other action includes red snap-
per by bridge pilings and a few permit.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's finding mangrove
snapper all over the place, along with some catch-and-
release snook.
Capt. Mark Bradow said tarpon hunting is starting
to slow down now, but they're still a few silver king hang-
ing around. He's also finding redfish starting to school.
On my boat Miagic we've been catching limit
catches of reds on every trip, with some days more than
20 spotties being caught. We're also getting a few 23-
inch trout and flounder up to 18 inches. Sharks are also
staring to bite at night.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said mangrove
snapper are thick along the Intracoastal Waterway and
around the bridges and piers. Redfish are still moving


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4, 6 & 9 Hour Trips plus
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Explore via kayak
Mote Marine Laboratory has kayak trips
that explore the Jim Neville Marine Park in
south Sarasota Bay.
The cost is $65 for adults and $45 for chil-
dren. Mote members pay $50. Tours will be of-
fered every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
from 10 to 3 p.m. starting the middle of August.
Presently, weekday tours are from 1 to 6 p.m.
Children must be at least five to participate.
For more information, call 388-4200.

along the seagrass flats at the right tides. Offshore,
bottom fishing remains excellent in about 100 feet of
water, with lane and mangrove snapper being popular
catches. This is the best time of year for trolling for
wahoo, dolphin and tuna, he said.
Good luck and good fishing.


SAnna Maria

Island
Tides


Moon Date AM
Aug 5 12:32
Aug 6 1:04
FM Aug 7 1:29
Aug 8 1:51
Aug 9 2:16
Aug 10 2:44
Aug 11 3:13
Aug 12 3:48
Coitez High


HIGH AM LOW
1.6 3:11 1.5
1.6 3:57 1.4
1.6 4:46 1.3
1.7 5:36 1.3
1.7 6:27 1.1
1.8 7:18 1.0
2.0 8:17 0.9
2.1 9:25 0.9
Tides 7 minutes late


PM HIGH PM
10:21a' 2.6 5:46
11:04a' 2.7 6:22
11:46a' 2.8 6:58
12:31 2.8 7:30
1:16 2.7 8:02
2:05 2.6 8:34
2:58 2.4 9:10
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By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
July 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 14-foot fishing boat over-
due in the Manatee River. An urgent marine informa-
tion broadcast was made while a Coast Guard boat re-
sponded to search the area. The boat later returned to
port unaided after suffering engine trouble near the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
July 16, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 16, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard vessel from came upon a disabled
16-foot boat in Sarasota Bay. The boat was towed to
Centennial Park.
July 16, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 18, Boarding. A personal watercraft was


boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's operator
was issued a warning for not having registration or hull
registration numbers properly displayed.
July 18, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded in Palma Sola Bay. The vessel's operator was
issued a notice of violation for not having proper hull
registration numbers, not having a sound-producing
device and not having a fire extinguisher. The vessel's
voyage was terminated due to the safety infractions.
July 20, Boarding. A 14-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel's voyage
was terminated due to not having any working naviga-
tional lights.
July 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two small sailboats capsized
in Sarasota Bay. A Coast Guard boat responded and
righted the vessels. There were no injuries reported.
July 22, Boarding. A 15-foot vessel was boarded
in the Gulf. The vessel's operator was issued a notice
of violation for not having proper life jackets, not hav-
ing a sound-producing device and not having flares.
July 22, Search and rescue /assistance. Station


Cortez received a report of a person in the water in
Sarasota Bay. The man had fallen off of a bass boat and
was unable to get back in and had been in the water for
about three hours. A Coast Guard boat and helicopter
responded, located the man and administered first aid.
July 23, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Blackburn Bay. The boat's operator re-
ceived a warning for not having a throwable flotation
device.
July 23, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded near Osprey. The vessel's operator was issued
a warning for having improper hull registration num-
bers and having an undercharged fire extinguisher.
July 23, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a canoe about a mile off
Longboat Key. The canoeist appeared to have difficulty
getting back to shore, according to the report. A Coast
Guard boat and helicopter responded, located the ca-
noeist, who said he was in no difficulty. The boat was
taken back to dock, though, due to insufficient safety

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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U AUGUST 5, 1998 M PAGE 21 Lil


COASTLINES, FROM PAGE 20
equipment on board.
July 23, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded near Osprey. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 23, Boarding. Another personal watercraft
was boarded near Osprey. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 23, Boarding. Another personal watercraft was
boarded near Osprey. The vessel's operator was issued a
warning for having improper hull registration numbers.
July 23, Boarding. Another personal watercraft was
boarded near Osprey. The vessel's operator was issued a
warning for not having the boat's registration on board.
July 23, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel's voyage was ter-
minated due to not having working navigational lights
after sunset, not having a fire extinguisher and not hav-
ing a sound-producing device.
July 24, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled rental boat off
Egmont Key. A call was made to the boat rental'
agency, but good communications could not be estab-


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lished with the boat. A communications schedule was
established while the boat awaited a tow, but the boat
operator was able to repair the vessel and returned to
port without assistance.
July 24, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 24, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 24, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a catamaran aground out-
side Big Pass. One passenger swam to shore for help
while the other remained on the boat. A Coast Guard
boat was diverted to the scene, but a Good Samaritan
refloated the boat and towed it to Centennial Park.
July 25, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a vessel returning to Venice
that had encountered a storm. Regular communications
checks were established hourly, but as the storm wors-
ened the checks were changed to half-hour intervals.
Finally the storm passed and the boat returned to port
without need of assistance.
July 26, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a boat with Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 84
came upon a disabled vessel in Sarasota Bay. The boat



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July 26, Search and rescue /assistance. While on pa-
trol, a Coast Guard boat came upon a boat aground in
Longboat Pass. Some of the passengers were transported
to shore while the boat's operator awaited high tide.
July 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report from a motor vessel that had
received an S.O.S. broadcast from a nearby boat about
30 miles offshore. A commercial salvor was contacted
to tow the disabled boat to shore.
July 27, Boarding. A 54-foot fishing vessel was
boarded in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel's operator
received a warning for not having official numbers
properly displayed and not having a waste management
plan posted.
July 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a boat fire off Siesta Key
Beach. Two Coast Guard boats responded and searched
the area with negative results, eventually determining
that the call had been a false alarm.
July 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a red flare fired near the
Siesta Key Bridge. A Coast Guard boat responded, but
once on scene another vessel reported seeing juveniles
shooting off fireworks from a seawall. The call was
determined to have been a false alarm.


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NAUTICAL BUT NICE Ships Chandler. Come see
the Gulf Coast's most unusual store of marine de-
cor and gifts. 12304 Cortez Road W. 795-5756.
Weekdays 9-6, weekends 10-5.

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) in-
cluding 2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 753-7118.

BIKES FOR SALE! Beach cruisers, mens and
ladies, 6 months new. Paid $189, asking $59.95.
Call 778-7757 or 778-3763 evenings.

REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire 20.9 CF. Like new,
$120. 778-4235.

26" FISHER CONSOLE. Excellent condition, $300,
778-4107.



HUGE SALE Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August
7, 8 and 9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Antique furniture,
collectibles, jon boat, surf board, trunks, mirrors,
bed, dressers, couches, chairs, N-64 games, toys,
clothing, etc. 779 Jacaranda Road.


MOVING SALE Saturday and Sunday, August 8
and 9, 9 a.m. No early birds! 405 20th Place (off
Avenue A), Bradenton Beach.

FINAL SALE Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8,
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Furniture and much more, 607
Emerald Lane, Key Royale. 778-4107.



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.

FOUND: Men's prescription glasses with case on N.
Jacaranda Street. Call 778-4713.



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.

BARB'S OFFICE CENTER. Professional typing,
business cards, rubber stamps, fax services, qual-
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Avenue, 778-5357.


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 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.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE and preschool. Places avail-
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registration now. 778-2967.



BABY-SITTING ON ISLAND references, respon-
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NEED A BABYSITTER? Responsible 12-year old
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with fireplace, large outside deck and great beach for only $179,900.
landscaping all just steps from the white
sandy beach. $269,000.


LOWEST PRICED CANALFRONT home
in Holmes Beach! Charming canalfront
home with large Florida room and new tile.
Third bedroom has separate entrance. Large
lanai. $189,000.


FABULOUS SUNSETS over tranquil deep blue DIRECT BAYFRONT LUXURY home
water! Stunning open waterview, dock with direct with caged cocktail pool, boat dock with
access to Intracoastal and Gulf waters. 3BR/ davits and gourmet kitchen! Designer deco-
2.5BA, large master suite with dressing area, rated turnkey furnishings add to the value!
two-car garage with storage area. $335,000. $649,500.


NORTHWEST BRADENTON 4BR/2BA PERICO BAY CLUB Fabulous community
home with large eat-in kitchen, fireplace, with 24-hour security, awaTd-winning land-
in-ground pool and more! New exterior paint scaping, pools, spas, tennis and clubhouse
in '97. $189,900. activities. Ideally located between town and
the Islands! Villa for $118,500.


CANALFRONT HOME in Anna Maria
with split 2BR/2BA plan, breakfast nook,
spacious Florida room and large deck. Lot
beautifully landscaped with courtyard
entrance. $185,000.









MARINER'S COVE....the area's ultimate boat-
ing community features this prime waterfront top
floor end unit condo with amenities galore!
Tucked away in historic Cortez, this community
also offers tons of privacy! $289,900.


610 1 MARINA D H S H 94-77-606 -800865:s0800


Fforida Gulf Coast's Finest Vacationm Rentals

White Sands
Longboat Key, Florida
At Special Summer Rates -Weely fRentals
Luxurious Apartments and Townhomes
Surrounded by sparkling water and white powdery beach
Incredible Amenities:
Pools 9-Hole Putting Green Tennis Fishing & Boat Dock Gas Grills

Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
941-383-2428 or 800-230-2428
E-mail: saunders@mchaelsaunders.com


Florida GuLf Coast's Finest Vacation Rentals
Veranda Beach lub
Longboat Key, Florida
At Specia-Summer Rates -Weekly Rentals
Luxurious Two Bedroom Condominiums
Eleven miles of wide, white beach
Incredible Amenities:
Pool/Spa Tennis Bicycles
Air Conditioned. Racquet Ball, Excercise Center, Squash Courts

Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
941-383-5511lor 800-411-5511
E-mail: satind mrsmichaels.iunders-com


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


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

1995 HONDA PRELUDE black, 5-speed, fully
loaded, sun roof, 59K, new tires. Excellent condition
$13,900. Call 761-9116.

1985 BUICK LESABRE snowbird driven two months
per year. Loaded, excellent condition, $1,500 OBO
(condominium sold). 778-7244, Robin, Gulf Bay
Realty, a full service realtor.


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

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

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

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.

JON BOAT, Sears Gamefish 12' aluminum boat,
$300. Call 778-2251.

1973 WELLCRAFT AIR SLOT 16.5-foot, 1987
Suzuki 75HP. trailer Included. Engine rebuilt in
1907. Needs lower unit. Bimini, swim platform, new
battery. $1,500 OBO 748-6222.


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
commission splits and willing to train. For confiden-
tial interview, call Rob Walker, Sales Manager,
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-0700 or
evenings at 792-8431.


SERVERS PART-TIME, valet drivers, part-time,
bussers, handy-person/dockmaster. Buccaneer Inn,
383-5565.

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

PART TIME POOL MAINTENANCE/attendant for S.
Longboat Key Condominium. Saturday and Sunday,
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drug free workplace. Call 383-2880.

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 Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
6247.



PROFITABLE ICE CREAM parlor/sandwich shop
for sale! Great money-maker for independent opera-
tor. Call 778-7386 or 778-5193.


STATE CERTIFIED C.N.A. or H.H.A. Care for you or
your loved one. Ten years experience. Excellent
references. Reasonable rates. Call Tracy, 722-0162.



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

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

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

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

BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, wills,
living wills, name change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal
Services 742-4788.

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

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

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

DOMESTIC AFFAIRS through housecleaning (neu-
rotic attention to detail): residential, office, condomini-
ums, ironing, light cooking, grocery shopping, errands.
References available. Jony, 798-3139 evenings.


For Rent: 803 & 805 S. Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach


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Gulffront view, steps to
the beach. Intracoastal
view 2BR/1.5BA.
Furnished. $500 per
week, $1700 per month.
Available August 1998.
No pets. No smoking.
Phone 810-239-8784.
Ask for Tamara.


INCOME PROPERTY
SIX UNITS in three buildings with large pool.
Prime Holmes Beach location for short-term rent-
als. Just reduced $50,000 to $499,000.
***
UNIQUE BAYFRONT RESTAURANT. Wonderful
opportunity to purchase this turnkey operation. In-
door seating 26. Business and real estate $495,000.
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SAILBOAT WATER custom built 4-5BR/4B Island Bayfront estate.
Very private with magnificent sunsets. Gourmet kitchen, two fireplaces
and spacious master suite. Pool, dock, davits and tennis court. Re-
duced. $845,000. Larry and Louise Miller, 794-0131. R19319


CHARMING BAY PALMS HOME freshly painted. Deeded
boat slip. Excellent rental property. $172,900. Bob Burnett,
387-0048. R30602


LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE ranch home. The perfect beach ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive views of Sarasota and
neighborhood. Walk to the beach or launch your boat at Longboat Key. Property consists of two separate houses and deeded
nearby community dock. Enjoy some of old Florida. $219,900. boat dock. Main house features tile floors, fireplace and living room
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R31277 with full bay view. $389,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R27775
WATERFRONT LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
ATTRACTIVELY PRICED canalfront home. FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on pri- OAK TERRACE. 3BR/2B, split plan home
Caged, heated pool, dock and davits. Split vate and secluded street. Cleared and with eat-in kitchen and private backyard.
bedroom plan, domed kitchen, family room, ready to build on. $225,000. Elena Convenient to both Bradenton and
Nicely landscaped with avocado and citrus Granger, 792-0021. L17589 Sarasota. $97,000. Dave Barker, 792-
trees. $219,900. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 8932. R27589.
795-1273. R31315 __ FABULOUS FIND. 3BR/2B pool home on
ENJOY SUNSETS on Sarasota Bay. One 1.25 +/- acre lot in Mill Creek. Loads of tile,
+/-acre beauty. Completely updated. 2BR/2B separate family and living areas. Large
with pool and davits for a small boat. Near master suite and bath with his/her walk-in
Ringling Museum. A must see. $359,900. Available properties by the closets, garden tub, dual sink. $189,900.
Debbi Heagerty, 748-6300. R31322. week or b the month from Sara LaPlante, 748-4389 or 752-0101.
PERFECT EXECUTIVE HOME in pristine R31383.
gated bayfront community. Almost new con- Anna Maria Island to Venice. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION,
struction. Large caged pool area, oversized Call one of our rental and convenient west side. 3BR/2B pool home
garage. Adjacent to tennis and golf course resort specialists. on large lot. Close to shopping. $109,900.
community. $415,000. Traute Winsor, 504- (941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 Larry and Louise Miller, 794-0131.
1949 or Bobbie Banan, 383-2659. R86505. R31328.

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ANNA MARIA MOTEL. Eight units and owner's
home. Steps to Bean Point. Large pool and spa.
Ideal location. Owner financing possible $920,000.


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

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

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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

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


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Under age 12 $8, 12 & over $10
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PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE Dependable and
honest. Mowing, trimming and full maintenance
-specialist. Lifelong Island resident. Free estimates.
Call Aaron Patricks, 778-4073.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. 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.

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



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.
Insured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex
Roberts 778-0029.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

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

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


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

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

BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Furnished, beau-
tiful view, quiet area, no pets or smokers. $250
week, $625 month. Call 794-5980.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished. Steps to
beach and shopping. $475 week, $1,200 month.
795-7805.


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

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

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 walk-
ing beach. Call 778-2374, Almost Beach Apartments.

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.

RENTAL 1BR/1BA CONDOMINIUM, summer rates,
furnished $600 month. Also, now accepting winter rental
appointments from November 1998 to May 1999. Owner,
day 677-5870; evening after 7 p.m. 653-1367.

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.

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


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YEARLY RENTAL 1BR/1BA overlooking Gulf,
Bradenton Beach. Water, garbage included, fur-
nished $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 bayfront du-
plex in Bradenton Beach with sweeping panorama"
from Cortez to Sarasota from deck. Unfurnished
2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, 504 Bay Drive S. 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.

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

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 800-894-10oo, 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.
'---EASONAL 1BR/STUDIO apartment in Holmes
Beach:- ivate location, turnkey. Four months mini-
mum, $1,200 munth includes utilities, 941-779-2023.

ANNUAL 3BR/2.5BA spacious home. Bay view with
deep water dock. Bradenton Beach, long term lease
possible. 779-1188.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA condominium, tile floors, large
garage with washer/dryer. Great location, $625
month. Call Gulf Bay Realty, 778-7244.

HOUSE FOR RENT annual, unfurnished, one block
from beach. 795-5253.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex. $650
month. No pets. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.


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APARTMENT 1BR/1BA annual, great for single or
couple. 108 77th Street, Holmes Beach. Just steps
to Gulf. 778-3267.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA Bimini Bay front home. Unfur-
nished, two car garage, utility room with washer/
dryer, screened porch, dishwasher, boat dock. No
pets. $1,300 per month. Call Fran Maxon Real Es-
tate 778-2307 for details.

CANAL FRONT DUPLEX with dock, ground level.
2BR and 1BR August through December, $995
month; January forward, $1,650 month. Deposit
required. No pets. 778-5793.

HOLMES BEACH seasonal 3BR/2BA. North Beach
Village townhome. Beautifully furnished, all appli-
ances, two car garage, pool, one block to beach.
$2,500 month, December through April. Special
rates off season. 407-656-4084.

WINTER RENTAL January 1999 only! Furnished
2BR condominium, ground floor, Holmes Beach.
Screened patio, pool, carport, utilities included.
$2,000 month 407-846-8741.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex. Newly remod-
eled interior, covered parking, storage, washer/dryer
hookup. $725 month plus utilities. Great Holmes
Beach location, 778-1599.

VACATION ON BEAUTIFUL Anna Maria Island,
now until January 15, 1999, at a special reduced
price. New owner anxious to lease. $400 month
below normal rates. 778-5808.

STUDIO/1BR APARTMENT in Holmes Beach.
Private, convenient location. $550 month plus elec-
tric, 778-0212.

QUIET HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA. Steps to
beach. $650 month includes utilities. 778-5099.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA home, two-car garage.
$700 month. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA duplex, privacy fenced
yard. $700 month. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

ANNUAL RENTAL large 3BR/3BA canal home with
dock and pool, two-car garage. $1,400 month, no
pets. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

ANNUAL ANNA MARIA Island 2BR/2BA townhouse
apartment, pool, three decks, partial Gulf view, close
to beach, cable, $700 month. 755-6661.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA waterfront with dock in Key
Royale, $1,700 month. Very nice. Consider five
months 778-4107.

HALF BLOCK TO BEACH. One bedroom furnished,
screened porch, private drive and yard. $550 month
plus electric, six month minimum. $500 deposit. 112
8th Street S., Bradenton Beach, 778-2039.

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VACATION RENTAL charming 2BR/1BA. Steps to
beach in North Anna Maria, cable t.v., screened
porch. August through November, $350 week, 727-
864-2416.



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

1BR/1BA CONDOMINIUM just two miles to Gulf
beaches on canal, $38,000 or trade for property.
Owner, day 677-5870; evening after 7 p.m. 653-1367.

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

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.

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

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


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PANORAMIC BAYFRONT Spectacular
views of bay and Intracoastal from this
3BR/3BA residence with deep-water
dock and lift. Great central location. Of-
fered at $379,500. Call Dave Moynihan
778-2246 Eves. 778-7976.


3-4BR/3BA Perico Island........ $225,200
3BR/3BA Perico Island ...........$142,500
2BR/2BA Bridgeport ............... $109,900
2BR/2BA Seaside Gardens .... $119,900
1BR/1BA Westbay Cove .......... $99,900
2BR/1BA Imperial House ..........$89,900


3BR/2.5BA Direct Gulffront at 31st St...
..................................... $795,000
2BR/2BA Shore Acres Beach House....
..................................... $299,900
2BR/2BA Key Royale .............$249,000
3BR/2BA Custom built Bayviews ..........
............................. ....... $239,500
3BR/2BA Just Reduced in Ilexhurst......
............................. ... ....$189,500
2BR/2BA Neptune Gardens ...$149,900


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ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Outstanding
views from this two-story masonry duplex
offering 2BR/1.5BA each unit, turnkey
furnished. Possible to convert to single fam-
ily. Offered at $497,500. David Moynihan
778-2246, eves., 778-7976. D28156


3-4BR/3BA Perico Island........ $255,200
2BR/2BA Pelican Harbour......$199,500
2BR/2BA Cedars East............... $185,000
2BR/2BA Whitney Beach........ $173,000
2BR/2BA Whitney Beach........ $169,000
3BR/3BA Perico Island........... $142,500
2BR/2BA Beach Harbor Club. $125,000
2BR/2BA Spanish Main ..........$119,900
2BR/1BA Villa Dos Palmas ......$89,900


4BR/4BA Gorgeous direct Gulffront......
......................................$ 1,600,000
2-3BR/3BA Sleepy Lagoon Hideaway ..
................... .................... $365,000
4BR/3BA Bayview Estates .....$349,000
3-2BR/1BA Triplex.................. $219,000
2BR/2BA Turnkey Furnished.... $65,000


BY OWNER, ANNA MARIA 1BR/2BA plus 1BR
suite, garage, carport, five fruit trees, three blocks to
beach. On cul-de-sac. $189,500.00, 778-2078.

AS GOOD AS IT GETS! Direct bay front condo-
minium 2BR/2BA, pool, turnkey furnished. $159,000.
A Paradise, Inc., Realtor, Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.

WATERWAY CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA with
deeded boat dock security entry with elevator. 9604
Cortez Road W., $108,000 792-1835.

FOURPLEX 300 feet to beach, ground floor. Three
2BR and one 1 BR, good economics, close to every-
thing. 108 39th Street, $300,000. 778-4523 or 800-
977-0803.

GULF FRONT CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA. Fantastic
views. $259,900. Wagner Realty, ask for Yvonne
Higgins, 778-2246.

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, August 9, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
610 Hampshire Lane, Holmes Beach. A Paradise
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This 3BR/2BA elevated home is on a large 3BR/2.5BA canal home across from the
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rounded by more expensive properties, and dock. Sailboat water out to Tampa
Ready to move in. $174,900. Ken Rickett Bay. Tropical yard with grapefruit, orange,
778-4800. MLS 29150 mango, papaya, banana, lemon and lime
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Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
ISLAND PROPERTIES
KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME
Just listed! 2BR/2BA, large Florida room, tile floors,
new kitchen cabinets, fresh paint, screen room, tile
roof, workshop, garage, automatic sprinklers,
$209,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt and Helen White.
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 and Helen White.
ELEGANT LIFESTYLE
4BR/3BA designer home, vaulted ceilings, oak cabinets
in kitchen and baths, master sure, four-car garage.
dock, pool and tennis club membership. $54'9,900.
Call Mary Ann Schmidr and IHelen White.


Julie Gilstrap
LTG, GRI


SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUAL 1 BR/IBA Duplex $575
Morton Village 2BR/2BA $550
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay & Anna Maria Island Club
$700 wcck/$1500 month
779-0202
1(800)732-6434


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Holmes Beach, Florida 34217


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galore, two boats to enjoy line fishing $225.0
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4BR 3.5BA spacious townhouse ,o'erlo,ks lagoon.
unique lower level steps down so ceilings are 8 Built-
ins everywhere, two pools, :ennis landscaped paths and
fishing dock. $159,900. Call Eli Starrett and Becky
Smith at 798-9716 or 795-8095


Upslairs 1700 model features spacious living room with
glass sliders to large lanai Updated iitchen in 1998
Wonderful location near healed pool and spa. and in-
cludes carport. $84,000. Call Becky Smilh and Elli
Starrett at 798-9716 or 795-8095


Ground floor 2BR 2 BA condo itlh serene water %iews
from In ing dining area. master suite and kitchen Very
open lloor plan with screened terrace and loyer en-
lrance i.114.000 Call Becky Smilh or Elli Starrett eves
798-9716 .r 795-8095


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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!



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MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REA LTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
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FOURSOMES

BY NANCY NICHOLSON JOLINE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Court
conference
8 Cakes of a sort
13 Gotham City
do-gooder
19 It began around
1100 B.C. in
Europe
20 Fires
21 In a New York
minute
22 1960's
foursome
23 Monumental
foursome
25 1996 Tony
winner
26 Tight
27 You wouldn't
want to be
caught in one
28 Bean-
29 Singer in a field
32 Varner,
Faulkner
woman
33 German
electricity-
producing city
35 Baseball stats
36 Photographer
Goldin
37 Silent
39 Tin Pan Alley
org.
44 Noncash
deposit
45 Literary
foursome
48 ran
49 Semiannual
occurrence


51 Components of
some campaigns
52 Country club
figure
53 Pitch
54 Ransom
--Olds
55 Fields of activity
57 Certain turn-on
58 "O For a
Thousand
Tongues"
composer
59 Changes a file
listing, e.g.
61 Not staccato
65 French F.B.I.
67 Con: Var.
68 Critical
foursome
71 White wine
aperitif
72 Native-born
Israelis
75 Fenway Park
locale
76 Their words are
divine
80 Get via roving
eyes
81 Outwits
83 Tex-Mex snacks
85 "Eldorado" rock
group
86 Bickerer in the
"Iliad"
87 -de
Triomphe
88 "We the
World"
90 Rocky Mountain
pass
92 Bankrolls
93 Court foursome
96 Dedicated
97 Symbols of
obstinacy


99 A "Doctor
Zhivago"
setting
100 One of Ophelia's
flowers
101 Tennis legend
Lacoste
102 Super Bowl
XXXII outcome
104 Some Pablo
Neruda works
106 Enters
cyberspace
108 Duchamp
contemporary
111 "The Crying
Game" star
112 Home of
Ephesus
114 Corn--
115 TV foursome
118 Annual
foursome
122 What une plume
writes on
123 Scroogelike
124 Rustled
125 Devotes
126 Brahman, e.g.
127 Spanish saint
and namesakes
DOWN
1 Rival, perhaps
2 Dander
3 Edmond O'Brien
film noir, 1950
4 Consigns
5 Bundles
6 Mulder of "The
X-Files," for one
7 Word with cure
or room
8 Barbecue
9 Overdid the
flattery


10 Jolly Roger
feature
11 Like Radio City
Music Hall
12 Latvia, once:
Abbr.
13 Ellington
contemporary
14 Greek Minerva
15 Nursery rhyme
boy
16 Alphabetical
foursome
17 Prefix with
phobia
18 Indigence
20 Total
24 Overcoats
29 Inferior
30 Jim Palmer was
one
31 Yuletide
foursome
32 Like Baby Bear's
porridge
34 Noted alpine
tunnel
36 Like Miss
Congeniality
38 Cries on seeing a
cute baby
40 Like "The
Bonfire of the
Vanities"
41 Lucky foursome
42 It may be fixed
43 Oater group
45 Bills paid in Italy
46 Surgeons'tools
47 Signs of
approval
50 Bucs' home
56 Ken-L Ration
competitor
60 Lackland, e.g.
62 Rod
63 Does penance


64 The housewife
in "Diary of a
Mad Housewife"
66 Decree
69 Way out of the
public eye
70 "Get outta here!"
72 Either end of
Alaska
73 Parts
74 Variety of
herring
77 Tramp


78 Weather
whipping boy
79 Soaked
82 Awakening
84 Santa--
88 Penultimate
word of Warner
Brothers
cartoons
89 Like the sound
of a gong
91 Big tips
94 Castro's
predecessor


95 Kind of spoon
98 Went through
channels?
103 Squints (at)
105 Sad music
106 "Gigi" composer
107 "Live"
108 Venomous ones
109 Gather
110 "-- down
now!"
113 Miss in a 1934
song


114 Sound before
"Yeah, you!"
116 Palindromic
diarist
117 U.S. Army
medal
119 Words of
understanding
120 Org. in the
Mapplethorpe
brouhaha
121 Newsmaking
60's grp.


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