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AUGUST 19, 1998
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No portables at Holmes Beach boat ramp
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week killed
a proposal by the Coast Guard Auxiliary to place two
classrooms at the 63rd Street boat ramp.
Raymond Paysour. vice commander of Flotilla 81,
made the proposal to commissioners in June. The plan
called for a headquarters using two school portables
that would include decks and landscaping. At the time,
commissioners expressed concerns about parking.
"I talked to Joe [Public Works Superintendent Joe
Duennes] about parking," auxiliary member Mike
Farrup said. "It's mostly vehicles with trailers. We're
not going to add to the problem. We'll park near the
public rest rooms [near the city tennis courts and
By Jim Hanson
Maybe it's the police, or the Turtle Watch patrols,
or conscience, or thunderstorms.
Whatever, the past several days have been serene
on Anna Maria Island',s beaches alter the horror show
of early last week.
Suzi Fox, who holds a state turtle protection per-
mit for the Island, said Tuesday "I still cdo't have a
cluIe" what a sea turtle e g thief could do with eegs or
Three nests were looted on the north beach last
week, and a fourth was disturbed.
"Whoever it was knew what they were doing," said
Fox. "The nests were dug up very systematically.
"They've taken live turtles and tortured them to
death," she charged. The hatchlings were from one
nest. The other two had a month to go to hatch, "and
they just have half-grown turtles in them. Open one up
people will be out of there by 9 or 9:15 p.m."
Commissioner Sandy Hass-MNartens, who lives
beside the boat ramp, said it's a very busy and con-
"When the fishing is good there are boats and trail-
ers there from 6:30 a.m. to 10 or 11 p.m.." Hass-Mar-
tens noted. "\Ve're getting bigger boats and trailers.
Last Sunday we had 30 cars there. Some fishing guides
are picking up their customers there.
"That's also a memorial garden. People have
planted trees and plants in memory of their loved ones
who have passed away. People walk their dogs and
have picnics there and children play there.
Conmmissiotner ILuke Courtnex asked about the
citV's codes concerning portable buildings.
From left, Steve Reed and
Ken Kellar, employees of
the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary, take down the
bird cage in the Anna
Maria Historical Park. The
cage was used for many
years to house injured and
recovering birds. Islander
Photo: Pat Copeland.
and it's very, very icky inside."
The Florida Marine Patrol, Manatee CouCnty
Sheriff's Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
both Island city police departments and Mole NMairile
Laboratory experts aill are working on Ihe case, but
clues are few, Fox said. Lonigboatl Key's Turlle Wa\lch
offered :' i'1 reward for information leading to pros-
ecculiion of a nest tampoerr.
IFMP' officers are even resorting to high-tech sur-
veillance equipment at night to try and track down per-
petrators who are damaging nests or taking turtles.
This week, all has been quiet along the Gulf shore,
nIo disruption of any kind, said Fox.
Shoreside lights disoriented some hatchlinigs but
"even be fore I got there the lights were being shielded.
And wonderful! -- I didn't have my Turlle Watch shirt
on, and three people warned me to leave the nests
alone. I couldn't have been happier."
So far 80 nests have hatched on the Islandc, p uttiing
something like 10,000 baby turtles into the Gull'f.
Mother turtles lay between 80 and 150 eggs per nest.
althouglW this year's May he a bumper crop: Turtle
Watchers have counted 176 eggs in one nest, 173 in
another. Some 130 nests still are incubating.
The weather is just right, hot days and clear nights.
And a few storms "Thunderstorlms are really good,
they keep people off the beach," Fox said.
"We have a prohibition against manufactured
buildings." Building Inspector Bill Saunders explained.
"They'd have to select the site and go through the site
plan procedure, then go through the variance proce-
Courtney suggested finding another area on city
property that the group could use such as behind the
fire station by the new baseball field.
Mayor Carol Whitmore .-u._. I_ dI using the old
public works building. It is slated to be converted into
a garage and used by public works employees after the
new city hall is completed.
Commissioner Chairman Don Maloney told aux-
iliary representatives to work with Saunders to find an
By Susan K. Kesselring
A sparse agenda at last Tuesday's Anna Maria City
Commission workshop resulted in a brief meeting, a
highlight of which was an announcement that the Peli-
can Man was Ipulling oiut of the park on Pine Avenue.
Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe announced the Pelican
Man, Dale Shields, would be dismantling his aid sta-
tion at the park located at 402 Pine Ave.
Shields told The Islander Bystander he could not
afford to pay someone to man the 20-foot-by-20-foot
station. Someone needs to be there to care for injured
birds when they arrive, he said.
He said he has adequate coverage of the area with
two trucks on the road, both equipped with short-wave
radios for contact when needed.
In other business:
Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy Gary Sellito
said there haven't been many problems with juveniles
during the past month and attributes it to the trouble-
some kids having been dealt with by the court system.
The sheriff's department report for July reveals
four incidents of juvenile trouble. There were no inci-
dents reported for that category in the month of June.
Also from ,uly's report, there were 13 burglaries, up
from eight last month. Drivers received fewer citations for
the nolnth of ,ul>y, 4-), compared with 57 for JuCne.
SCommissioner George N IcKay asked Public Works
Director Phil Charnock if something could be done about
the used furniture and old merchandise left outside at a
business on il (Gll l)ri\e across froh lthe Island Players the-
ater. NMcKa v would like to see tile items put back in the
building when the business is closed.
Ch(arnockl aigreedl to rei\ i\ lcthe commercial toning
ordilnance that d 'eals \wilh outside storage.
Refclrriln to a iecenil California law bal nnin leal'
blio\\ rs. resident Martiin MleCiAie asked the coimmis-
sion to follow\ suit uand "scriousl\ consider banning the
All quiet on turtle front
after tumultuous week
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Ij PAGE 2 N AUGUST 19, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Anna Maria chipper sale not so 'chipper'
By Susan K. Kesselring
The City of Anna Maria apparently sold surplus
equipment illegally when it transferred its Vermeer
1250 Brush Chipper for $14,227 to A&N Supreme
Tree and Lawn Service on July 25.
The chipper sale was in violation of Anna Maria
codes because no notice of the city's intent to sell the
equipment was published in a newspaper.
The Anna Maria code states: "Any sale of prop-
erty that the city commission estimates to be $200 or
more shall be sold only to the highest responsible
bidder, or by public auction, after publication of
notice not less than one week nor more than two
weeks prior to sale in a newspaper having a general
circulation in the city."
The bill of sale states the chipper was sold to
A&N for $1 and other valuable considerations,
though a receipt from City Clerk Peg Nelson shows
that the city received $14,227 from the lawn service
According to Public Works Director Phil
Charnock, Commissioner Robert McElheny instructed
Charnock to procure $15,000 for the chipper.
Charnock said he negotiated a deal whereby the
city would sub-contract A&N for a project covering
a portion of the balance owed, which at the time was
Charnock said that A&N completed the work but
The City of Anna Maria bought a tree chip-
per in December 1995.
Then-Public Works Director Bill
Zimmerman sold commissioners and previous
Mayor Dottie McChesney on the purchase of a
It was essential to maintain growth of pine
trees and brush on the city's rights of way ac-
cording to Zimmerman. The city wouldn't need
to subcontract work if it could buy equipment to
mulch trees and other cuttings, he said.
The city planned to hire a part-time em-
ployee to operate the equipment and there was
talk of an interlocal agreement to share the chip-
per with Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach in
still owes the city $200, which the city will deduct
from a future project to be assigned to A&N.
Charnock regularly calls on three services for
tree trimming: A&N, John's Tree Service and Your
Kind of Tree Service.
Charnock said the city's intent to sell the chip-
per was not published in the newspaper because he
misinterpreted the code.
Shoulder work starting in Anna Maria
Anna Maria began preparation for the addition
of 4 1/2-foot-wide shoulders on both sides of Gulf
Drive from the city limit up to the intersection of
Willow Avenue on Monday, Aug. 17.
The work is expected to last through the week
with construction hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Gulf Drive will not be closed, but traffic will be
limited to one lane and delays should be expected.
The sidewalk on Gulf Drive is not expected to
be closed, however city officials advise extreme
caution should be used by anyone walking or bicy-
cling in the construction area.
For more information, call the city's public
works department at 778-7092.
exchange for essential equipment the two sister
cities could share and make a profit on the
The chipper was used for a few jobs before
it was determined not to meet the city's needs by
present Public Works Director Phil Charnock.
The biggest problem was that it would not
grind up palm fronds, which tended to bind on
the bearings of the machine, according to the
Another problem was that the city had many
trees to maintain and needed a full-time person
to keep up with the work load, not a part-timer.
The current city commission decided to sell
the chipper after its short life of 146.9 hours.
He said the city can sell property to the highest
bidder after a request for at least three bids. How-
ever, that provision states it only applies to property
valued between $100 to $200.
Charnock claims he secured three bids. He says
A&N offered $14,227 and a verbal bid was made by
John's Tree Service for $7,000. The remaining bid-
der was Vermeer Southeast Sales & Service, the
original seller of the chipper to the city, offering a
$10,700 trade-in on the purchase of a new chipper
priced at $20,700, according to Charnock.
The city paid $17,427.89 for the equipment.
The investigation into the sale of the chipper was
prompted by a resident who wishes to remain anony-
mous but learned of the sale without proper no-
tice while considering purchasing the chipper.
Our source said he was denied documentation he
requested in reference to the sale from Charnock,
who required he make the request in writing, con-
trary to requirements of the Government in the Sun-
Preservation projects slated; help still needed
By Jim Hanson
With Cortez and Riverview Pointe grants appar-
ently as good as in hand, the shaky Grassy Point project
is getting a full effort and the people of the area are
a part of it.
"We need letters of support from the people of the
community," said Jaime Doubek, a prime mover in
making grant applications in her role with the Sarasota
Bay National Estuary Program. "It makes the board
happy to see strong support for projects, and it might
be just what tips the balance."
The board is the governing body of the Florida
Communities Trust, which is about to disburse tens of
millions of dollars for preservation projects around the
Grassy Point, the 37-acre tract on Anna Maria
Sound south of the bridge on Manatee Avenue in
Holmes Beach, is just a bit shy of approval. The trust
has $60 million available, and Doubek calculates that
Grassy Point is about at the $65 million mark.
There are two possible saviors, she said, and she is
pushing hard for either or both:
She found that completion of a number of
projects will make an additional $20 million or so
available to FCT this year.
The board can award up to 10 additional points
for "project excellence" and she and others will try
their best to arrange for added points, though she says
the board "is very tight with them."
That's where the people come in. Doubek hopes
literally hundreds of people here will write letters of
support for Grassy Point to:
Florida Communities Trust
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oaks Blvd.
Tallahassee FL 32399-2100
Doubek will lead a charge to Tallahassee for the
FCT's board meeting Aug. 27 and 28, armed with data
and questions of some of the staff evaluation's point
awards, and will fight for more.
With her will be Holmes Beach City Treasurer
Holmes Beach's Grassy Point is one of three projects
that are striving for funding from the Florida Com-
nunities Trust. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Rick Ashley, representing the city in the absence of
Mayor Carol Whitmore, who is on vacation; Karen
Bell, who helped lead the drive for the Cortez school-
house project; and Charles Hunsicker of the Manatee
County Planning Department.
The city of Holmes Beach applied lor funds to buy
the pristine Grassy Point for an estimated $715,350,
with no local matching funds required. The city envi-
sions making it "another Leffis Key," preserving it as
mangrove wetlands, protecting it from development
and using it as a passive nature park.
It has 3,000 feet of shoreline, a small winding ca-
nal into a lake, and is "a great marine habitat," said
Whitmore. She said a very strong factor in its favor is
the interest of the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Pro-
The FCT staff has just finished rating all applica-
tions, and Grassy Point was assigned 180 points.
The other two local projects fared better. The old
schoolhouse at the east end of Cortez has 197.5 points
in the evaluation, Riverview Pointe on the Manatee
River adjacent to the DeSoto Memorial won 195.
The Cortez building sits on nearly four acres of
parklike land and was the home and studio of artist
Robert Sailors from 1974 until his death in 1995. Bell
said its ranking on the FCT couldn't have happened
without the strong cooperation of Sailors' brother
James, who she said "bent over backward to see that
the village ends up with the mansion."
Purchase price is $420,000, of which the Trust was
asked to grant $320,000; Manatee County has agreed
to provide the rest. NEP is a strong backer of that
project also, and Doubek wrote its application.
Riverview Pointe, sold by the local Catholic Dio-
cese, was on the verge of development when preserva-
tionists protested and the new owner agreed to hold it
while they sought funds for its purchase. Sarasota de-
veloper Tom Mannausa also agreed to give the public
time to raise money to purchase and preserve the prop-
erty, which is home to butterfly orchids, gopher tor-
toises, indigo snakes, an Indian midden and a natural
A group called Friends of Riverview Pointe started
raising funds, and Mannausa chipped in with $10.000
olf the asking price.
Price for the Pointe is $ 1,813,165. of which the
Trust was asked for $1,595,585; the remaining
$217,580 to be provided by local contributions, of
which supporters already have raised more than
Doubek said a quick decision is expected after the
FCT board meeting, perhaps in early September.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 19, 1998 0 PAGE 3 Ij[
Key Royale Bridge repairs to cost another $12,500
By Pat Copeland
Newly discovered deterioration in the pilings of the
Key Royale Bridge will delay the project and add to the
cost of repairs, Holmes Beach Building Inspector Bill
Saunders reported last week.
In the past, the pilings under the bridge have been
jacketed or resurfaced with concrete twice once with
an 18-inch jacket and once with a 24-inch jacket,
Saunders told city commissioners. The current repair
plan calls for a 36-inch jacket.
"First they're taking away all the shattered and
unsound concrete," Saunders explained. "What they're
finding as they take off the outer two jackets is that
portions of the original inner pilings are coming away
with them. In some cases they have as little as four to
six inches of solid support."
He said workers have also found that the rebar or
reinforcing metal rods that run through the concrete
were not properly tied off by the original developer.
."There's no danger to the bridge as long as these
supports are removed in the proper sequence,"
Saunders continued. "Because of this, they have to
change the sequence and start over. There will also
have to be a longer waiting period after the concrete is
Manatee County teens, parents and families of all
ages are invited to "REACH for the Stars," a motiva-
tional, back-to-school celebration from 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Admission is free.
The event will feature 12-year National Basketball
Association referee Bob Delaney of Parrish, a former
law enforcement officer whose speaking engagements
have benefited professionals, students and volunteers
all over the country.
Delaney will make a presentation for teens ages 12
through 17 starting at 5 p.m followed by a dialog with
parents and conclude with a session for both groups.
poured, which will cause some delays."
According to Douglas McFadden, president of L &
S Concrete Restoration Inc., the work will add six days
and $12,535.14 to the project.
"Don't we have a contract on this?" Commissioner
Luke Courtney asked. "Does it allow for this kind of
"I've never seen a contract that would address
this," Saunders replied. "There are always extenuating
circumstances that occur, especially in the demolition
of concrete in areas where you cannot go in and physi-
cally examine it before you start work on it. In other
words, you've got a two-foot-square chunk of concrete
and you're going to peel off two layers and hope that
the third core unit is solid."
The bridge is slated for replacement by the Florida
Department of Transportation in the near future. How-
ever, because of serious deterioration, an engineering
firm hired by the city recommended options to restore
the bridge's structural integrity until it is replaced.
The option chosen by the city requires the re-
moval of the fiberglass jacket system and the underly-
ing deteriorated concrete reinforcing steel. The exposed
reinforcing steel will be cleaned by wet sandblasting
and new reinforcing steel will be lap-spliced to the
Teens without parents and parents without teens are
Outside on the Center playing fields there will be
a high-bouncing moonwalk for younger ages, identifi-
cation fingerprinting by Manatee County sheriffs per-
sonnel, cheerleading demonstrations and an opportu-
nity to buy grilled foods and soft drinks. The evening
will conclude with a class-C fireworks production by
Taylor-Made Pyrotechnical Entertainment of Holmes
Proceeds will benefit the Center's teen program,
REACH (Responsible Educated Adolescents Can
Help), and United Way of Manatee County.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.
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existing steel. Forms will be placed around the exist-
ing piles and concrete poured to form a new structural
concrete jacket for the piles.
The original bid from L & S Concrete Restoration
Anna Maria City
8/24, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
8/25, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
8/20, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
8/20, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
8/26, 6:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
8/20, 1 p.m., Canal Commission
8/25, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
8/20, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire
Commissions joint meeting, West Side Fire
District business office,
407 67th Street W., Bradenton.
8/24, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization, CANCELED.
8/24, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire District,
discussion and adoption of 1998-99 budget,
Station 1, Holmes Beach
8/27, 9 a.m., Local Mitigation Strategy joint
city/county meeting, Manatee Convention and
Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
8/20, 1 p.m., city commission. Agenda: presentation
of award for meritorious service to police Officer
Charles Sloan, discussion of Community Develop-
ment Block Grant invoice by Fawley Bryant Archi-
tects, proposal for underwater inspection of pilings at
Bradenton Beach City Pier, proposal for additional
lighting at pier, consent agenda and public comment.
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jI PAGE 4 M AUGUST 19, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Holmes Beach officials comb through budget
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach City Treasurer Rick Ashley re-
sponded to commissioners' questions regarding the
1998-99 budget during a recent work session.
Ashley first explained the new budget form he de-
veloped and some budget basics.
"A budget is a working tool," Ashley said. "It's
like a road map to get you through the next fiscal year
with your finances. It has to be a flexible document and
there are places in here with built-in flexibility."
Ashley said he expects to revisit the budget after
Oct. 1, primarily because of the unknown costs asso-
ciated with the city complex under construction.
"I have tried to make it as simple as I could,"
Ashley continued. "There is an account number struc-
ture that the state has set up for us and I feel strongly
that we should use it. I have tried to get us closer to the
uniform system set up by the state."
Ashley said he separated various accounts such as
the debt service for city hall construction, the Rex
Hagen Family Foundation trust funds and the Bimini
Bay dredging grant funds.
On the revenue side, Ashley said gas taxes are up
while other taxes are down, resulting in an overall in-
crease of about $15,000.
On the expenditure summary, Commissioner Luke
Courtney asked why the contingency fund increased
from $41,000 to $71,000 over last year.
"When the first budget proposal was presented
there was $34,000 in that account," Ashley said. "I
found an excess of $49,000 in the police department
insurance account and added it to the $34,000. Then I
took $12,000 and put it in the attorneys' fees/profes-
sional services in general government."
If the funds are in the reserve account, the commis-
sion will have to go to a public hearing in order to use
them if there is an emergency, Ashley said. This
method gives the city more flexibility with the funds.
In general government, Ashley said he increased
attorney's fees to $57,000. Mayor Carol Whitmore had
reduced attorney's fees from $52,000 in 1997-98 to
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$45,000 in 1998-99.
"Historically it has been running $4,000 to $5,000
per month," he noted. "Just because it's there, that
doesn't mean you have to spend it. Steps have been
taken to try and control it, but not putting money in the
budget won't control it."
Ashley said he left the utilities the same because he
doesn't have any idea what they will be in the new
building. He reduced equipment and building mainte-
nance by $4,500 because they were overbudgeted in the
The largest increases in general government are in
life and health insurance for employees, plus $11,175,
and professional services including legal, comprehen-
sive plan, stormwater and records management, plus
Commissioners questioned some of the city's con-
tributions which include Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, $22,000 and Center Endowment Trust,
$1,000; Mote Marine, $500; Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society, $500; Friends of the Island Library,
$500: Red Tide START fund. $5,000: Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce, $500; Sarasota Bay
National Estuary Program, $1,000 and Anna Maria
Elementary School, $7,000.
Whitmore said she cut most of the contributions to
half of what was given last year, and the contribution
to the school is a one-time request for a computer cen-
"Why are we contributing to the Chamber?" Com-
mission Chairman Don Maloney asked. "It bothers
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said the
Chamber plans to use the money to print Island guides
and maps and general information for visitors.
"It's the information source for the whole Island,"
Chamber member Don Schroder added. "Since we
moved into our new facility, our walk-ins have qua-
drupled. They come in all the time looking for infor-
mation on the Island. We're staffed by volunteers and
have only one paid employee. All Chamber funds are
through dues or fundraising efforts."
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Ingrid McClelland, executive director of Keep
Manatee Beautiful, asked commissioners to continue
their support. Last year's contribution of $1,000 was
removed from the proposed budget because the group
failed to make a request for funds. At a work session
last week, commissioners agreed to add a $500 contri-
Commissioner Pat Geyer said if the city funds im-
provements to the old city hall for the Center to use, it
should subtract the Center's annual $22,000 donation
each year until the improvements are paid for.
In the police department's budget, Commissioner
Roger Lutz questioned salaries and said-some residents
feel that the department should get rid of its boat and
all-terrain vehicle and put the money in salaries.
"Everyone would like to make more money," Po-
lice Chief Jay Romine replied, "but last year we did a
comparison of all the surrounding agencies and ad-
dressed the discrepancies with corrections to the salary
step plan. I'm comfortable right now that we're paying
a competitive salary."
Romine said he's proud of the equipment and the
programs the department has started.
"It allows us to be involved in the community and
exercise our community-oriented policing," Romine
continued. "What I'm most excited about is that the
boat, the bicycle and the all-terrain vehicle were do-
nated or funded by grants."
The largest increases in the police department's
budget are salaries, plus $13,208, and required over-
time, plus $12,000.
In the public works budget, Ashley pointed out that
there is a $14,000 ongoing unemployment compensa-
"The city pays its unemployment compensation on
a reimbursement basis, so when a claim is filed we get
an invoice," he explained. "We don't pay on a percent-
age of gross salaries as a normal employer would."
The department's largest increase is in beautifica-
tion, up $65,000, and infrastructure projects, up
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... and Anna Maria fine tunes its funding
By Susan K. Kesselring
With the current budget expiring on Sept. 30, Anna
Maria City is in the preliminary stages of drafting a
budget for the 1998-99 fiscal year.
A salary increase for city employees was the first
topic of discussion at the budget workshop held Mon-
day, Aug. 10.
Commissioner Max Znika, Mayor Chuck Shumard
and Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe were in favor of an
increase,while Commissioners George McKay and
Robert McElheny were less receptive to the proposed
McElheny said he is not against giving raises but
he indicated reluctance because.the proposed increases
are beyond the national average of merit and cost of
living combined. The average suggested increase is 10
Mayor Chuck Shumard said he checked with other
cities and does not feel the proposed increases are out
BUDGET, FROM PAGE 4
$250,000. Ashley said $50,000 of the infrastructure
funds are earmarked for Bimini Bay dredging, leaving
$200,000 for other projects.
"That $200,000 is not allocated for projects right
now," Ashley noted. "The commission could budget
projects if we leave it there."
Whitmore said the commission should leave it
there for unforeseen projects such as seawall replace-
The proposed budget with 1997-98 figures in pa-
rentheses includes mayor and commission, $112,106
($68,306); general government, $709,030
($1,587,379); police department, $1,013,668
($1,056,837); public works department, $1,047,240
($940,403); debt service, $151,344 ($0); Bimini Bay
dredging grant $150,000 ($0); Hagen trust funds,
$44,887 ($40,444.27) and carryovers and reserves
$1,570,142 ($2,485,956). The total is $4,798,417
The first public hearing on the budget will be at 7
p.m., Sept. 3.
McKay and McElheny both said the real cost to the
city isn't just the dollar value of the raise, but the added
cost of pensions and other unstatic benefits.
McElheny said, "It is the perks that drive the cost
out of sight."
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said the capi-
tal improvement budget, specifically the ongoing
stormwater management project. He said costs will be
well over the current year's budget because the cost to
the city is more than what was originally projected.
New requests for donations from the city came
from the Anna Maria Elementary School Parents-
Teachers Organization which is requesting $5,000 for
Don Schroder, spokesperson for the World of
Work program, came to city hall to ask the commission
for a $7,000 donation for WOW to benefit the children
of Anna Maria Elementary School. Schroder has made
requests to all the Island cities.
The money would enable the school to purchase
computer equipment to provide students, and eventu-
ally adults too, with computer training and use.
Schroder said the program is designed to teach stu-
dents a specific computerized field because there is a
large percentage of students, 75 percent by national
average, who do not go on to college.
There was plenty of number crunching going on at
the workshop, though comparisons of the current bud-
get and next year's will not be available until a work-
ing budget is drawn up.
City Clerk Peg Nelson said the budget workshop
to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19, would be more
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people to meet and develop new friendships.
Beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. ABC Flo-
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least 2,000 roses by the dozen, just for the asking.
To promote friendship, it is suggested that persons
who receive roses keep one for themselves and give the
Manatee County Government is seeking volunteers
interested in applying to serve on the Citizen Accessi-
bility Task Force.
The task force vacancy is for an individual who
is visually impaired or is an advocate for the visually
All applicants must be residents of Manatee Countv
and be willing to serve in a voluntary capacity. For more
information, call Denise Osewalt at 749-3030.
School Board to hold
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The League of Women Voters of Manatee County
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Aug. 27, at the Manatee County Administrative Cen-
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For information, contact Jean VanDelpo at 746-
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Where do we go?
Last year U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81
requested premission to place two portable classrooms
on city hall property near the baseball field.
The lease on the present training facility in Cortez
is not being renewed and there's no explanation as to
why they'll lose the present location in Cortez.
The auxiliary seems to have focused its attention
for space in Holmes Beach where a request was later
made for use of the "old city hall" building.
Apparently, the building which will be vacated
when new city hall is finished is headed toward exclu-
sive use by the Anna Maria Island Community Center
and we think rightfully so.
That denial focused Flotilla 81's request to the area
adjacent to the 63rd Street boat ramp, presently a park-
like setting hidden behind the tennis courts.
Many letters to this newspaper have expressed
opposition to the 63rd Street location and city commis-
sioners have thankfully agreed.
Between parking and traffic congestion and the
memorial garden which would be displaced, we're in
agreement that the auxiliary needs to look elsewhere.
But where? Well, how about looking to the Coast
Guard station for starters? Its facility in Cortez is a
prime location for the auxiliary's safe boating courses.
Other primary functions, boat safety inspections,
safety patrols, assisting boaters and participation in Coast
Guard rescue missions take place on the waterways.
We suggest focusing efforts on Chief Brian Huff,
794-1607, and consider rotating locations among the
municipalities and the Cortez Community Center and
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Spread it around it might increase participation.
Hot water, again
Anna Maria city government has run amok in its own
codes and ordinances again. And an apparent violation of
the Sunshine Law will likely go without reprimand, lack-
ing a complainant to come forward and file charges.
The city, including Public Works Director Phil
Charnock, learned all to well last year that the "Gov-
ernment-In-The-Sunshine Manual" states if the city
wants requests for copies in writing, the city itself must
write the request. A decision from Manatee Circuit
Judge Paul Logan ordered the city to furnish records
without requiring a written request.
But that's not all. Chamock gave the chipper buyer,
A&N Supreme Tree and Lawn Service, a bill of sale for
"$1 and other valuable consideration," while City Clerk
Peg Nelson provided a receipt to A&N for $14,227.
Charnock says he was ordered to get $15,000 for the
chipper and his negotiated deal with A&N included $773
worth of contract work.
Which would be correct: $1 plus other work or
$14,227 plus other work?
Perhaps the anonymous complainant will come
forward after all.
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The following is a message from Manatee County
Supervisor of Elections Bob Siweat to voters:
During this year's Florida legislative session, nu-
merous revisions to the state's election code were
passed. Many of these changes went into effect July 1.
At that time. the Florida Division of Elections in-
structed all supervisors of elections to advise residents
of these changes. In an effort to comply and inform
Manatee County residents., we began a vigorous cam-
paign to make sure voters were prepared.
No doubt you have seen some of these changes in
newsletters and advertisements, for example, the photo
ID at the polls and absentee ballot restrictions.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond the
control of the Division of Elections, we were informed
on Monday, Aug. 10, that the U.S. Justice Department
has not completed its review and would not be able to
give Florida the pre-clearance necessary to implement
the new laws for this election cycle.
In an effort to clarify this untimely situation, we
have been advised by the Division of Elections that we
will be using the same election laws that were in effect
in 1997. I would ask you to share this information with
family members, work associates and friends that
might not have had an opportunity to read this article.
You may rest assured, that regardless of what legis-
lation is in effect, Manatee County voters can go to the
polls on election day knowing that the integrity of their
vote, the tabulation of their ballot and the election results
will be handled with the same professionalism and secu-
rity that you have had since I have been your supervisor
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to
call my office at 741-3823, or stop by the Manatee
County Election Center.
Bob Sweat, Supervisor of Elections
Young artists not recognized
Regarding your story on the face lift at the Cortez
Community Center, you should give credit where cred-
its are due. The artists and volunteer workers were
Marianne and Adam Ellis and Adam's sister Erin Ellis.
M..I. Norman, Bradenton Beach
Editor's note: The following letter was addressed to
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore:
The July 22 article in The Islander Bystander with
regard to placement of two portable buildings (school
rooms) at the Holmes Beach boat ramp on 63rd Street
deeply concerns me.
We own a three bedroom home at 6200 Flotilla Drive,
a condominium community in which we have specific
rules and regulations. To allow commercial use for class-
rooms with parking for instructors and students with both
cars and boats is unthinkable!
This action will devalue residential property. We
bought in Holmes Beach because of the value Westsbay
Point and Moorings offered. As past treasurer of Phase III
for five years, I am appalled at the lax attitude of the mayor
For heavens sakes, stop this expansion of commercial
areas. We all voted for you to uphold the preservation of
Holmes Beach, and not the erosion of the peaceful resi-
Coast Guard Flotilla 81 could easily move classrooms
to the King Fish Boat Ramp with no parking or traffic
problems as on 63rd Street, an area of residential homes.
Let's use some common sense and not be swayed by
political pressures. Keep Holmes Beach a residential com-
munity in which property values will flourish and others
will want to live here.
1 voted to preserve Holmes Beach. Please don't bow
down to those who do not care or have the best interests
of our town as their primary concern. Speak out, please!
Robert J. Glacken, Holmes Beach
Hats off to the Privateers
On Saturday, July 25, the Episcopal Church of the-
Annunciation held a fund raising barbecue dinner that
was very successful, thanks in part to the generosity of
the Privateers, who loaned us their large smoker.
For this we thank the Privateers and particularly
Rick Maddox and John Swager, who not only advised
us on the event, but also delivered and picked up the
smoker. Without this community spirit, it would have
been very difficult to cook so many dinners.
Cindv Wardrll. Church orf the Anmnuciation,
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U AUGUST 19, 1998 m PAGE 7 Om
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
-Part 12, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder
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Lush, green Passage Key as it appeared in 1914.
It's not much to see today, but Pas-
sage Key just a hop, skip and jump
from the northern end of Anna Maria
Island once was a sizable isle with an
For ages mariners stopped at Pas-
sage Key to take on water from the
freshwater lake hidden within a ring of
towering black mangroves. Indians
camped there, and it was the site of
Spanish fishing "ranchos" as far back as
the 16th century. During the Seminole
Wars of the 1830s several hundred refu-
gees from Indian attacks fled to the is-
land. But, ironically, the U.S. Navy de-
stroyed the camp in 1840 because, of
suspicions that some refugees were In-
In this century Passage Key gained
some notoriety when our first "conser-
vation" president, Teddy Roosevelt,
designated it as a national migratory
Picked for the job of warden was
Palma Sola boat-builder AsaN. ("Uncle
Asa") Pillsbury Jr., who had recently
married a widow with two children.
Cora, like her new husband, was a fa-
natic bird watcher, so they were both
delighted with the appointment.
Asa moved his family into a shack
he built on Passage Key and for a while
life was idyllic. His duties were to pro-
tect the birds from molestation by tour-
ists and other predators and to take an-
nual bird counts of the nesting birds for
the National Audubon Society in New
York City. Cora usually prepared the
reports to the society.
The 1907 report revealed that Asa
Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a
chained bear and gave his name to
perhaps the most popular toy of all
had protected "approximately 1,600
Laughing Gulls, 1,500 Black Skim-
mers, 130 Great Blue Herons, 8 Snowy
Herons, 3,700 Louisiana Herons, 450
Little Blue Herons, 8 Green Herons
and 8 Wilson Plovers."
In 1910 Cora noted that "four
Great White Heron have brought the
list of species at Passage Key up to 102.
We are in hopes they will nest here and
so get a colony started." But she also
wrote that the island was washing away
into the sea at a rapid rate, recently los-
ing "50 feet on both the bay and gulf
Perhaps because of the erosion
problem, the Pillsburys moved to Fort
Dade on Egmont Key, later returning to
Palma Sola where Asa grew hybrid
mango trees on a 20-acre farm.
Asa continued as bird warden of
Passage Key until October 1921, when
a catastrophe altered everything. The
most savage hurricane in the recorded
history of Tampa Bay crossed Anna
Maria Island and plunged on 30 miles
up the bay to devastate the cities of
Tampa and St. Petersburg.
The Pillsburys were staying on
Mullet Key at the time in the aban-
doned house of Fort DeSoto's former
commandant. From there they watched
as the rushing waters sliced off the
northern tip of Anna Maria and obliter-
ated Passage Key.
After the storm Asa took his fam-
ily back to his farm, but Cora was never
the same again. She became a recluse
interested only in birding expeditions.
Teen-aged Carlos and Elinor, whose
passions were reading and poetry, also
shied away from people. Until both fell
in love with "summer guests" a
brother and sister.
The story goes that shortly after her
love affair ended, Elinor died of a bro-
ken heart. Her mother died next, of
pneumonia. Then Carlos, also unlucky
The remains of the tragic trio, it's
said, were buried in the old potter's
field cemetery on Egmont Key.
Lonely Uncle Asa lived on at his
homestead between an Indian mound
and the waters of Tampa Bay (with his
dogs for company but no electricity or
plumbing) until his death on Jan. 9,
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Thanks for helping
I have for many years complained to friends and
clients about how I hated Florida summers. I often fan-
tasized about living in the mountains of North Carolina.
I recently have been through a serious illness
and I have learned one important thing weather
doesn't matter. I now realize what is important is the
care and compassion of the friends I've made here
in Florida. I am completely overwhelmed with
everyone help and generosity. I am so fortunate to
not only have survived my illness but also to have
such wonderful friends.
I would like to thank everyone for the cards, flow-
ers, plants and gifts I received. I appreciate all that have
contributed to the fund for my benefit. I believe there
are no more generous people than the clients of Snips
Hair Design on Anna Maria. Thanks to Pam DiUlio for
starting the fund, and especially for taking care of my
clients in my absence.
Special thanks to Peggy and Bill Floto and Terry
Watkins for taking such good care of my girls. It was
such a great comfort when I was hospitalized to know
my dogs were in such great hands. Thanks also to Rita
Boyer, who helped out with the dogs and anything else
I needed and also the interpretation of medical terms.
To the doctors and nurses at Manatee Memorial
Hospital, I would like to express my appreciation for
their excellent care. I don't believe I have ever wit-
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amazing that they can always be so busy, but always
seem to have time for a kind word or smile.
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my life and Dr. Raitz ranks very high in my opinion for
his kindness and true concern for my health.
I particularly must thank my friends Dave and
Irene Bowles. I am so grateful to have such extraordi-
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my recovery, but Irene kept a constant vigil to take care
of my every need.
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without all the help I received. I look forward to thank-
ing everyone personally.
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As a longtime resident of Holmes Beach, presently
summering in Massachusetts and having just learned of
the proposal by Luke Courtney to have two portable
buildings placed in the vicinity of the Holmes Beach
boat ramp, I am voicing my opinion that this proposal
should have very serious consideration for the follow-
1. The boat ramp is a very important attraction to
tourists, many of whom bring the boats with them when
they rent lodgings on Anna Maria Island. To restrict the
use of this boat ramp by the addition of the two pro-
posed buildings would be a serious mistake as every
day (and particularly on weekends) the whole area in
the vicinity of the boat ramps is parked solidly with
cars and boat trailers.
Should this excellent waterfront amenity be for-
feited to make room fo: the two buildings and their
additional parking? The Coast Guard should be able to
find some other site for their proposed new facilities,
rather than obstruct the use of the main boat ramp in
Holmes Beach. I took the sailing course myself a few
years ago. The course consisted of classroom study
only no launching or boarding of boats.
2. The traffic on Flotilla Drive, where a new base-
ball field and city facilities will be greatly increased.
The area could hardly accommodate the additional traf-
fic which would be created by the proposed Coast
In summary: Our present wonderful boat-launch-
ing facility should be kept unobstructed for the enjoy-
ment of all residents and tourists living on or visiting
Anna Maria Island.
The boat-launching area also includes Holmes
Beach's "Tree of Life" Memorial which has trees
planted by the in memory of residents who are no
longer with us. It also has a beautiful poem and plaques
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Remove boat ramp,
Further reflection on the proposal to place tempo-
rary, used buildings at the 63rd Street boat ramp leads
me to wonder about the ramp itself, which causes un-
told problems in this residential area.
You may wish to consider the excessive noise emit-
ted at all hours by automobile, truck and watercraft en-
gines and by novice boaters screeching car or truck tires
on the ramp while vainly trying to pull boats out.
The weekends offer the ultimate in confusion as an
inordinate number of trucks, cars and trailers maneu-
ver and search for parking in limited space.
Let's think about pollution resulting from oil and
gasoline leaks and spills into Watson's Bayou, as well as
the entire area being a dumping ground for trash thrown
from incoming boats and camping in the parking lot.
Now we are faced with a foolish proposal to erect
buildings in a nice little serene park which was dedi-
cated to the memory of those loved and respected by
residents and former residents.
Maybe the boat ramp itself should be removed,
which would solve many problems as well as conserve
city money for upkeep and repairs.
Joe Hartranft, Holmes Beach
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other school in Manatee County, and we're the second
Our success can be traced directly to the same source
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families and a shared desire to see our children be the best
that they can be. They are greatly appreciated.
We're gearing up to begin another year of fun activi-
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Bowling a blast for Islanders
By Kevin Cassidy
The eighth annual O'Connor Challenge bowling tour-
nament was once again a rousing success, as 170 bowlers
took part in the event that raises money to purchase sports
equipment for the Anna Maria Island Community Center
and the Island Football Club. The tournament, hosted by
twins Bill and George O'Connor, raised $2,300 this year
through registration fees and raffles tickets for items in-
cluding a 25-inch television donated by Circuit City and
The Islander Bystander.
Tip of the Island owner Roger Mousseau was the
lucky winner of the television set while many others
took home nice prizes donated by area merchants in
supporting the cause.
High game was bowled by John Swager with a
234. Swager also produced the high series for the night
with a 596. High game for the women was the 183
turned in by Judy Titsworth while Liz Andricks took
women's high series with a 478. For the fourth con-
secutive year, Anna Copeland reigned as gutter queen
with a 38, while Anna Maria Oyster Bar owner John
Home took gutter king honors with a 37.
I spoke with Layla of the royal Copeland bowling
family, all of whom came dressed to roll in formal at-
"The Royal Bowling
Family" Doug, Pat,
Layla and Anna
Copeland with royal
friends Carrie Price and
tire including tiaras for the women. She says she at-
tends every year because "It's the greatest thing for the
Island," though she questioned why there wasn't a red
carpet rolled out for her family.
Copeland added, "The O'Connors are to be com-
mended for putting on a great event and for being very
All in all, it was an extremely fun evening starting
The O'Connor twins
(we're not sure which is
raffle winner Roger
Mousseau, who took
home a 25-inch Sanyo
television courtesy of
Circuit City and The
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with registration at the Bridge Tender Inn, bowling and
libations at Galaxy Lanes, all the way through to the
awards ceremony at the Beach House, with master of
ceremonies Billy O'Connor being his usual witty self.
Watching everyone bowl was the most interesting
part of the evening though, as contrasting bowling
styles (or lack of) were at times very humorous. The
bowler with the most interesting style had to be Junior
Tipton, who first spilled beer on his bowling shoes and
then attempted to bowl in just his socks. He took his
normal approach to throw the ball down the lane but
slipped and fell with his feet flying up over his head.
Ouch. No word on how many pins he knocked
down but it effectively ended Tipton's bowling, as he
declared to all "I'm heading for the lounge!"
Many thanks to all the merchants who donated
raffle items, the people who volunteered their time and
to everyone who attended the "O'Connor Challenge."
Twin Billy especially wanted to thank Peggy Geyer,
who was instrumental in selling 90 percent of the raffle
tickets. To thank her, Billy promised the O'Connor twins
would make her long-standing fantasy come true.
You'll have to stop in Duffy's Tavern and ask Peg
to learn what that fantasy might be. A bowling cruise
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By Pat Copeland
The Rex Hagen Family Foundation has requested
a status report on unused funds distributed to the City
of Holmes Beach over the past several years.
"What, if any, projects have been completed?"
asked Marjorie Fleck, foundation board member.
"Ballpark improvements, soccer facilities, playground
equipment purchased, trees, bushes, plants for buffer-
ing between recreation areas and adjoining parking
lot? What is the reason for not lighting the ball field?"
The request is in response to Mayor Carol
Whitmore's recent letter seeking grant funds for the
1998-99 fiscal year. For many years, the foundation
has given the city an annual grant to be used for a spe-
This year instead of making a specific request,
Whitmore sent a list of projects necessary to complete
the city's new recreation area. She said the city is
seeking any amount the foundation can provide to
complete these projects:
Repairing the sewer system and replacing the
electric wiring in the bathrooms serving the city's rec-
reation area $6,000. The foundation has already
granted $4,289 to the bathroom project but the total
cost is estimated to be $10,000 to $11,000.
Landscaping the baseball and soccer fields -
$5,000 to $10,000.
Upgrading the old city hall to meet the require-
ments of the Americans With Disabilities Act and re-
pairing the air conditioning system, roof and walls -
By Pat Copeland
Manatee County Administrator Ernie Padgett re-
cently asked the three Island mayors to submit
projects for using their share of the county's proposed
one-cent sales tax.
County commissioners last month approved a ref-
erendum for a one-cent surtax to be placed on the No-
vember ballot. If approved, the tax will be in effect for
five-and-a-half years, beginning July 1, 1999, and
ending Dec. 31, 2004. The tax will raise about $140
million and will be used to fund $105 million in
Padgett said 75 percent of the revenue from the
tax will go to the county and 25 percent to the cities.
The ordinance to authorize the referendum must in-
clude general descriptions of proposed county and
municipal projects to be funded by the tax.
The Island cities submitted the following lists:
"The board decided to delay their decision on your
request to transfer moneys designated for lighting the
ball field to the irrigation of city hall and improvements
of the field until they receive a stewardship report of
moneys already received," Fleck said.
According to City Treasurer Rick Ashley, the city
has received the following funds from the foundation:
Ball field lighting $6,263.31.
Ball field lighting $5,686.61
Basketball court and upgrade baseball field -
Soccer facilities, rest room renovations, baseball
field, tennis courts $5,649.00.
Recreation equipment $6,000.
Ball field irrigation $6,000.
The city has received a total of $40,064.35, which
has earned $1,739.92 in interest for a grand total of
$41,804.27. The city has spent $1,360 for a backstop
for the baseball field, leaving a balance of $40,444.27.
"I am aware, as a commissioner over the past seven
years, previous mayors have asked and received dona-
tions from your foundation and have waited for the new
city hall to be built," Whitmore said. "The treasurer in-
formed me that your contributions have been held in an
account reserved for projects designated by your foun-
Whitmore noted that lighting for the ball field was
nixed because of strong objections from residents sur-
rounding the field. The remainder of the funds will be
used after city hall is completed, she said.
Continue improvements to streets and roads.
Continue stormwater management improve-
Construct sidewalks on Gulf Drive North.
Construct bikeway on Gulf Drive
Replace pilings on city pier.
Improve Katie Pierola Park.
Maintain police vehicles.
Improve roads and drainage.
Replace seawalls on T-end canals.
Replace bases and surfaces of roadways in cul-
Improve drainage at 65th, 66th, 67th and 56th
Streets and in basins at 74th Street, Holmes Boulevard,
Central Holmes Beach and Manatee Public Beach.
Repair and replace culverts city-wide.
Lerch and Newcity married
Leslie A. Lerch and Bruce A. Newcity of Anna Maria Island were married on Saturday, ,Jul 25, on Bean
Point at sunset.
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one-cent tax projects
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Dec. 21-Jan. 3
School starts for students
Teacher improvement day no
Early dismissal for elementary
Record day no classes
Early dismissal for elementary
Martin Luther King Jr. birthday
- no classes
Record day no classes
Presidents Day no classes
Teacher improvement day no
Record day no classes
Early dismissal for elementary
Good Friday no classes
Early dismissal for elementary
Memorial Day no classes
High school graduation
Final exams early dismissal for
Last day for students
Summer school begins
IB students offered
The School Board of Manatee County is offering
free transportation available to any high school student
who wishes to participate in the International Baccalau-
reate Diploma Program at Southeast High School.
The IB program is a rigorous pre-university course
of studies that allows students to earn college credit
while still in high school.
For more information, call Brenda O'Connor at
741-3366, extension 214.
Upcoming events at
the Players Theatre
The Players Theatre will feature "Six Characters
in Search of a Musical," a musical preview that high-
lights the best of the upcoming season. A gala fund-
raiser will follow the performance. Tickets are $40
and reservations must be made in advance by call-
Also featured is "Elizabeth of Russia," based on
one dramatic year in the life of Elizabeth Petrovna,
daughter of Czar Peter the Great, opens at 8 p.m. Fri-
day, Aug. 28, and runs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29
and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. All seats are reserved
and tickets are $16 for adults and $9 for students.
Tickets can be ordered by calling the Box Office at
The Players Theatre is located at 838 N.
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Sylvia Katz, 86, of Bradenton, died Aug. 17, at
Service and burial will be held at King David Me-
morial Park, Bensalem, Pa., on Aug. 19. Memorial
contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Born in Poland, Mrs. Katz came to Manatee
County from Philadelphia 25 years ago. She was the
owner and operator of a hair salon. She attended
Temple Beth El Congregation.
She is survived by daughter Madelynne K. Fried of
Holmes Beach; son Fred of Holmes Beach; and four
School PTO announces
A membership drive and fundraising events spon-
sored by the Parent-Teachers Orgainization will kick off
with an Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
19, and continue through mid-September at Anna Maria
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Membership fees range from $1 to $25. The PTO will
have school supplies available for sale at the open house.
Check out the colors
The Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, has an art exhibit lasting through Sept.
15 featuring the work of three local artists. On display
are woven fish and mermaids, hand-painted silk pic-
tures and hand-painted art furniture.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday
Sunday school to begin
at Gloria Dei
Sunday school classes will begin for ages four
through adult at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Sun-
day, Sept. 13. Classes will be held every Sunday from
9 to 10 a.m.
Students will meet for music and prayer and then
separate into age levels for Bible study and crafts.
For more information or to register, call 778-1813
or stop by 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The winners in the Aug. 12 horseshoe games were
Ron Pepka and Jim Spencer, both of Anna Maria. Run-
ners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and
George Landraitis of Cortez.
Winners in the Aug. 15 games were Bill Cooney of
Bradenton Beach and Roger Kipp of Siesta Key. Runners-
up were George McKay of Anna Maria and Pepka.
The weekly contests get underway every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There is no membership or
entry fee and everyone is welcome.
Island resident Larry Campbell, owner of Campbell
Plumbing Inc., was given top honors by the Florida As-
sociation of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors.
At the 77th annual convention held at Grenelefe
Golf and Tennis Resort in Haines City, Campbell
was presented the highest honor awarded a member
by the association. The "In Orbit Award" identifies
the member who most significantly advances the
principles of the association. He was also named
"Member of the Year."
The Manatee County Health Department offers an
array of services for September.
Urologist Mark Swierzewski will offer a free clinic
the first Friday of each month.
Cholesterol screening and health risk appraisals
will be offered from 7 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. The
cost is $15.
Blood-pressure screening is offered from 8:30 to
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Blood-sugar screening is offered from 8:30 to
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. (Nothing to eat or
drink for eight to 12 hours before except water.)
Smoking-cessation classes are from 9 to 11 a.m. or
5:45 to 7:45 p.m. on Sept. 14, 21 and 28.
Low cost or free women's health care is available
for women over the age of 50 in the "circle of care"
For more information or to make an appointment,
call the Manatee County Health Department at 748-
0747. The department is located at 410 Sixth Ave. S.,
Mark your calendar
Registration for community art classes at Ringling
School of Art and Design will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8.
and will continue until classes begin on Oct. 3.
The fall session offers a variety of traditional stu-
dio and computer art classes and workshops.
For tuition information and to register, call 955-8866.
Ringling School is located at 2700 N. Tamiami
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 8, warrant, 300 block of Clark Drive. The
deputy conducted a traffic stop, found the driver had a
warrant for DWLS and placed him in custody.
Aug. 11, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K. The
deputy observed the suspect leave the store with a large
bulge in his shirt, stopped him and found a hidden pack-
age of cheese. He was placed in custody. According to the
report, the suspect's companion said he took the cheese
because he was hungry and had no money. She was issued
a trespass warning.
Aug. 12, domestic disturbance, 300 block of Palm
Drive. The subjects were involved in an argument over
their child. The deputy issued domestic packets to both.
Aug. 12, theft, 100 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria
City Pier. The complainant reported an unknown person
removed a dining table from the deck.
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Aug. 3, burglary to an automobile, Coquina Beach.
The victim reported an unknown person removed a cel-
lular phone valued at $199.
Aug. 9, theft, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach House res-
taurant. The victim reported an unknown person removed
her purse valued at $10, containing identification, a bank
card, a credit card, a checkbook and an employment check
Aug. 9, criminal mischief, 2300 block of Avenue C.
The victim reported an unknown person scratched his
vehicle's doors. Damages were $200.
Aug. 10, information, 100 block of Gulf Drive S..
The victim reported an unknown person removed lug nuts
from the left rear tire, causing it to come off.
Aug. 11, warrant, 600 block of Gulf Drive S. The
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and placed him in custody.
Aug. 6, lost property a cellular phone, 4000 Gulf
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Aug. 7, assistance, canal in the 500 block of 68th
Street. The officer assisted the subject in freeing his ves-
sel from a seawall.
Aug. 7, suspicious $7 gas drive off, 3015 Gulf
Aug. 9, suspicious, 30th Street beach. The complain-
ant reported a man was sleeping on the bench at the end
of the street with beer bottles strewn about and a dog run-
ning on the beach. The officer located the subject who said
friends dropped him off there, the bottles were there when
he arrived and the dog was not his. The officer observed
that the subject did not appear to have been drinking.
Aug. 9, assistance, 2800 block of Avenue C. The
officer responded in reference to a female who had fallen
by the road and found the intoxicated subject had fallen
off her bicycle. He transported her to her residence.
Aug. 9, marine, Watson's Bayou. The complainant
reported the subject violated the no-wake zone. The officer
spoke to the subject, who apologized.
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 12
Aug. 9, marine, 2900 block of Gulf Drive on the
beach. The complainant reported reckless personal water-
craft operation. The officer located three crafts at anchor
and advised the owners to be use caution.
SAug. 10, suspicious, warrant, 3352 East Bay Drive,
parking lot. The complainant reported he was riding his
bicycle and a subject driving a minivan violated his right
of way. The complainant and the subject yelled at each
other, then the complainant called the police. During a
routine check, the officer found the complainant had a
warrant from New Orleans and placed him in custody.
Aug. 10, lost property a wallet, 100 block of 49th
Aug. 11, lost property a pair of sunglasses, 4000
Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
Aug. 11, theft, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. The com-
plainant reported the subject entered the store and asked
for 10 lottery tickets, grabbed the tickets and ran away.
Aug. 12, vandalism, 3100 block of Avenue E. The
complainant reported he placed two letters in his mailbox
and left the residence. When he returned, he found the
letters in the street in front of the residence. He said a
check had been in each envelope but both checks were
now in one envelope.
Aug. 14, suspicious, 300 block of 73rd Street. The
complainant reported a loud party and when the officer
arrived, he observed several subjects run from the back
yard. He found an empty bottle of vodka on the ground,
a full shot glass on a table and several pairs of sandals. He
also found a purse under the table that contained a driver's
license and personal papers belonging to a local juvenile.
The officer knocked on the back door of the residence
and spoke to the subjects. They said their juvenile son had
invited guests for a birthday party but the guests left hours
ago. The juvenile said he didn't know anything about the
subjects in the back yard. The officer was unable to con-
tact the parents of the juvenile who owned the purse. The
purse was placed in property.
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Rare fish netted off Island
By Jim Hanson
Grandpa caught his supper and then some.
Bradenton Beach personality Jim Kissick was
showing some grandchildren how to run a cast net
and caught a 3-pound mullet for the supper he'd
He was casting near John Sandberg's pier be-
tween 4th and 5th Streets South, he said, and the kids
were part of the crowd here for daughter Virginia's
wedding to Greg Moore of North Carolina.
Warmed by descendants' admiration. Kissick
cast again into a favorite hole and hauled in some-
"I've never seen anything like it," said the life-
long fisherman. "It had a barracuda head and teeth
and the body half mullet and half snook, with
stripes and some fading dots.
"It rolled up in the net like an alligator. I had
to cut the mesh away. It was stiff as a plank. I
walked it in the water for quite awhile before its
gills and then its tail wiggled and it swam off."
He still had no idea what he had, he said, un-
til Mote Marine Laboratory decided it was a
sennet fish of unprecedented size, 16 inches.
Sennet are found here, but are rarely caught.
Someone said the fish is supposed to be delicious.
Kissick had mullet for dinner.
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Live! In person! Yesirreee. I saw them. The
Hanson Brothers, that is, the band the idols of
adolescent teen-age girls everywhere.
My brother Socko took niece Alex, her friend
Lindsey and me to a concert on my first night in Vir-
ginia Beach during a vacation break last week. We
made our way to the new Virginia Beach Amphithe-
ater for the show at 7:30 p.m. obviously an early
show time appropriate for the age group.
Knowing nothing about the band, I was led like
a lamb to slaughter into the throngs and screams of
a crowd of 60,000 mostly young girls with paren-
tal supervision, mostly mothers escorting a group of
five or more kids, among them a few boys and of
course, some fathers.
The amphitheater is new, impressive, colossal
and comfortable. A long walk through acres of park-
ing brought us to an efficient ticket center, up a side-
walk past Hanson T-shirt and other Hanson memo-
rabilia sale booths and into a large concrete court-
yard with numerous food and drink vendors (includ-
ing cotton candy, chain restaurants and beer), mas-
sive rest rooms and a little gate leading to a VIP tent.
A handy booth beside the ramp leading directly
to lower level seats sold fluorescent glowing neck-
laces, laser wands and ear plugs.
We were lucky to be welcomed into the VIP area
in advance of the show with big-screen TVs, patio
seating and off-the-menu service, thanks to my
brother's friend with amphitheater security also
responsible for our "most excellent" seats.
We were seated just four to five rows up, front
left, in the raised-seating area just above a large sec-
tion of folding floor chairs in what would be the
"orchestra pit" at ground level in front of the stage.
This night it was best described as a throbbing kid
The seating fanned out and up, wa \ up.
until at the top of the hill behind us, thou-
sands of fans enjoyed blanket seating and
a microscopic view. Heck, people in ,.
front of us had binoculars.
Chairs weren't really needed, as
the massive sea of girls that sur-
rounded us jumped, swayed, jiggled and
danced through the entire show. Two girl,
in front of us remained standing with the excp-
tion of two three-second intervals late in the hlo\
- coinciding with band breaks for stage changes.
One girl across the aisle from us who looked to be
8 or 9 did the "Toyota jump," leaping with arms out-
stretched, to nearly every beat of the music. For the
whole precisely one-hour, 30-minute show.
Alex and Lindsey were sophisticated in compari-
son much more concerned with hearing and seeing
the action on stage than the gyrations of the crowd.
And on stage, the Hanson band paled in compari-
son to any shows of my recollection and Socko's con-
siderable concert experience. It was downright medio-
cre. The boys, appearing to be ages 14 to 16, lack stage
presence and the ability to make their voices stand out
in spite of the awesome possibilities of the sound sys-
They lacked musical talent too, evidently, judging
by the fact that at the back of the stage, sandwiched
between tall narrow banners were other band members
on keyboard and guitars. There may have been another
drummer as well, since for a set change the band's
original drum stand was pushed back and a different
drum stand was brought upstage.
Who knows why? The boys in the "front band"
went off to change clothes and came back to a new cur-
tain backdrop and different instruments. As they pre-
pared to play, one of them announced the new staging
was to resemble the three-car garage where they got
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Three-car garage? While we appreci-
ated the help figuring out what the stage curtains re-
sembled, Socko and I each gave the other a look and
lipped in sync: "Three-car garage?" These kids had it
rough, obviously not.
So, the Hanson boys are quite a phenomenon, with
a second CD due out in the fall. It's hard to figure their
rise in popularity, unless driven by a wiser source, such
as their parents. Perhaps mom or dad is a frustrated
songwriter/musician with good contacts.
The boys return to stage after breaks approaching
but not really coming near the edge, squirting spring
water from little individual water bottles at the crowd.
A dismal mimic of Mick Jagger from his pinnacle,
hurling buckets of water on the audience, then drench-
ing his sweaty frenzied crowd with a fire hose.
In fact, the overwhelming adult consensus was that
the Hansons are wimpy. Puppets or muppets as their
name would suggest.
The girls' opinion: "Wow."
We had one of the best laughs of the evening as
we pulled out of the parking lot adjacent to a carload
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of Alex's friends: "Were you at the concert?" they
Duh? Our 1-year-old companions agreed the
Hanson's show would be "the" topic of back-to-
Our first stop the next day was to purchase the
Hanson CD, which played repeatedly over the car
As for "oomm-bop, oomm-bop," I give it a 79.
At least you could dance to it.
I was sure sorry I'd missed the Spice Girls there
earlier in the summer. Alex and I watched the movie
at home and personally, I love the girls especially
The "Girls" are reminiscent of Twiggy and the
1960s with fashions featuring big daisies on mini-
skirts and platform shoes but they're far more ex-
All this prompted a discussion of '60s terms
such as "mod." Try explaining that to an 11-year-old
For that matter, try explaining "full on," "rad" or
diskedd" to someone who embraced the '60s.
I suppose it could be done.
Coming up later this month at the finest outdoor
venue I've seen is the Allman Brothers Band.
Deja vu, again
Still in Virginia, Socko took me to a couple of his
favorite haunts, one being Coyote. Tucked in a little
shopping center "off the beach," the food, wine list and
aw Rizzo Bros.
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artsy surroundings were absolutely tops.
From floor to ceiling, wall to wall, this place is an
eyeful. Even the restroom is not to be missed. We took
a little tour of the artworks before the rest of the lunch
crowd arrived and Coyote gets top honors for taste and
decor matching only the cuisine, as I learned.
I found the lunch special irresistible and they
proved up to the task. Linguini with sliced, smoked
chicken breast in a creamy gouda sauce with black
beans, a touch of corn, purple onion, red and green
peppers and fresh cilantro was proof of the chef's
good taste here.
Next stop (we vow to never dine at home when
I visit) was O'Sullivan's in Norfolk for a brew and
dinner. We drove through the old neighborhood
where my dad grew up, past the old laundry and dry
cleaning plant he operated for many years, LeRoy's
We always got a good laugh from dad's slogan
for every subsequent business he owned, and there
were several bars and supply companies, since he
was born in 1926. The slogan was necessitated by a
neighboring business with a similar sign on the door,
in business since 1930. Dad couldn't be outdone.
Over the years he had ashtrays, matchbooks,
hand mirrors, laundry bags and T-shirts and
heaven knows what else emblazoned with his
name and slogan.
So we pulled up to O'Sullivan's and deja vu
kicked right in. I'd been there before, when I was
about 11 or 12 years old. My Uncle Jack was the
gadabout of the neighborhood and took me every-
where within walking distance up and down Coley
Avenue frequently stopping to chug a "Brownie,"
similar to Yoo-hoo.
O'Sullivan's was familiar OK. We were seated
on the deck overlooking an inlet of Chesapeake Bay
and a little marina which I immediately recog-
nized as the marina where my grandfather's boat had
been. One of the older cruisers parked close to us
looked just like his of course, his boat was old
He and my grandmother took me on my first
fishing trip that summer and I proudly caught a spot
in Norfolk Harbor, with big, big, scary ships passing
us by. The wake and the roll sent me home spinning,
never to fish'there again.
Better to eat fish without getting sick trying to
catch them, 1 thought.
Anyway, O'Sullivan's was a treat and a feast, as
we were guests of Socko's best friend and owner
Buddy Caramillo. His steamer platter was one of the
best I've ever enjoyed, with humungous shrimp and
fresh Chesapeake Bay blue crabs heaped among the
clams and oysters.
It sure is nice to go back.
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that was ...
By Kevin P. Cassidy
The Island Football Club forced to go topless -
took it to Atlas 3-1 Sunday at Blackstone Park in Palmetto.
The Islanders had to play "skins" because they had the
same colors as their soccer opponents and were home
Leading the way for IFC was the Foster's man-of-the-
match Ken Bowers, who played right fullback in place of
normal starter Brett McIntosh who had to sit out the game.
Bowers played stellar defense and made many overlap-
ping runs to spark the offense.
Also playing well was goalie Scott Lindsey, who
came off his line to deny the Atlas strikers several times
in the game from point-blank range. He was strongly sup-
ported by defenders Rich Bell, Augusto Solano and Tony
Louis-Charles in keeping the Atlas offense at bay.
Offensively, IFC had their way as they continued to
play good possession soccer with Raul Gomez, Nick
LeDuc, Tim Bugna and Jeff Nelson turning in strong per-
The tone of the game was set early when LeDuc put
a ball out in front of Bugna down the left wing. Bugna -
clearly outrunning the defender was brutally taken
down resulting in a yellow card for the Atlas defender,
allowing IFC a free kick. Gomez took the kick and found
Lance Bieker who headed it towards goal but the referee
blew his whistle, signaling offsides.
Two minutes later, Atlas came forward on a counter
attack and Lindsey found himself alone against Edmundo
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IFC got on the scoreboard in the 15th minute when
Gomez knocked the ball outside to Bowers, who was
overlapping on the play. Bowers carried the ball to the
right edge of the penalty box where he shot on goal. The
Atlas goalie made the save but the ball bounced out to
LeDuc, who volleyed it toward the goal, where Bugna was
positioned to chest it into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
Five minutes later, a pass by Bugna was deflected,
giving Carlos Savedra a breakaway with only Louis-
Charles to beat but, Louis-Charles made a nice slide tackle
to deny his opponent.
The physical nature of the game continued in the sec-
ond half, as LeDuc was viciously tackled from behind by
Savedra at the 25-yard line after receiving a pass from
Gomez. The result was another IFC free kick.
Gomez again took the kick and curled it over the wall
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Atlas cut into the IFC lead in the 75th minute when
Bell playing despite a sprained ankle had trouble
clearing the ball out of the box after stealing the ball from
Atlas striker, Angulano. Angulano got the ball back in
front of the goal and beat IFC goalie Lindsey's far post to
deny him the shut out he deserved.
Sunday, Aug. 23, IFC is taking on International at 6
p.m. at Blackstone Park. Come out and support the locals.
It's great soccer.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's soccer
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training at the camp for the third year in a row will be
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 19, 1998 0 PAGE 17 li
Before the new school year begins, the School Board
of Manatee County would like parents and students to
acquaint themselves with the changes and additions in the
Student Code of Conduct.
Some revisions are summed up here:
Students are not allowed to bring telephone pagers or
any cellular or portable communication devices to school.
A cellular phone may be kept in the owner's vehicle.
Possession and or use of tobacco products, drugs, al-
cohol or drug selling are not allowed.
Weapons such as knives, firearms, box cutters, pep-
per gas, razor blades and explosives are not allowed. The
penalty is severe. Any student who is determined to have
brought a firearm to school, or to a school function, will
be expelled from the student's regular school for one year
and referred for criminal prosecution.
Security cameras are in use at some schools in com-
mon areas, both inside and outside buildings. Videotapes
may be used in student disciplinary proceedings.
Failure to bring notebooks, pencil, books, required
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 16
Any kids ages 14 to 17 who are interested in playing
soccer this year need to show up at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Saturday, Aug. 22, at 4:30 p.m. for
tryouts. Coaching the team will be IFC members Ken
Bowers and Brett Mclntosh.
Any area business interested in sponsoring a team for
the upcoming 1998-99 season is encouraged to call me at
778-3153. Island Football Club has competitive-league
teams in age levels under 9, 12, 14, 18 and the adult-ama-
A reminder, if you have sports news to share with our
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Current tales and dog tails, too
Offshore fishers have reported "blue water" unusu-
ally close to shore in recent weeks. The bright blue,
clear water of the central Gulf of Mexico off the con-
tinental shelf has moved to within 35 miles of land. It
is usually noticeable at the 120-mile mark.
Water flows into the Gulf via something called the
Loop Current. Water enters the Gulf between the
Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba. The Loop Current then
splits, with the western half moving clockwise along
the Mexican coast and the eastern portion moving
counterclockwise off Florida.
There's an anomaly to the Loop Current.off Florida,
though a counterclockwise eddy that flows close to
shore from Ft. Myers north to the Big Bend area of the
state near Cedar Key. This eddy is what has shifted closer
to shore and brings with it that bright blue water.
The Loop Current is a zippy thing. Depending on
the time of year, the current can flow more than four
nautical miles per hour, something friends discovered
when they returned from a sailing trip to Cuba last
week. They caught an eddy of the Loop Current and
reported making great time coming home.
By the way, the Gulf of Mexico is sometimes
called the "American Mediterranean." It encom-
passes about 600,000 square miles. It stretches 1,000
miles wide from Florida to Mexico and 500 miles
long from Louisiana to the tip of the Yucatan. Al-
though much of the Gulf is relatively shallow less
than 600 feet there are some deep holes, with
what is called the Sigsbee Deep off Mexico having
a depth of 14,358 feet.
Although not as well known as the Gulf Stream,
the Loop Current does have something in common with
its Atlantic neighbor: as the Gulf's Loop Current flows
past Florida and Cuba and is renamed the Florida Cur-
rent, it forms the beginning of the Gulf Stream.
And the Gulf of Mexico is about eight inches
higher in elevation than the water off Florida's east
coast, a result of the Loop Current pushing all that
water into America's "inland sea."
Thanks for this Gulf info go to Robert H. Gore in
his book, "The Gulf of Mexico."
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Dog days of summer continue
We'll refrain from making any "how hot is it?"
jokes and offer some suggestions to keep your pet cool
during the rest of the dog days.
SDon't leave a pet in a parked car. In the sun, a
parked vehicle's interior temperature can reach up to
160 degrees in just minutes, and animals can be over-
come with heat stroke in 15 minutes. If you see a pet
in a closed car (without the air conditioning running),
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try to find the owner immediately.
Don't put a pet in the bed of a pickup truck as the
hot metal can burn the pads on a pet's feet.
If you take a pet on a long walk, be sure to bring
water for him and you both.
If your pet has a heavy coat, consider a haircut
during the summer. Be sure to leave some fur, though
- animals can get sunburned the same as humans.
Shorthair (and shaved) dogs can benefit from a little
sunscreen on the bridge of the nose if out for prolonged
The Amazon River is 160 miles wide at its mouth
- roughly the width of Florida from Anna Maria Is-
land to Ft. Pierce. One day's runoff from the Amazon
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Big reds invade backwater; grouper excellent
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Both backwater and offshore fishing action is great
right now, thanks in part to the resurgence of afternoon
rain to cool things off. Catch-and-release snook, red-
fish and trout are being found in the bays, while grou-
per action offshore is excellent.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches of
mackerel, mangrove snapper, some big redfish, lots of
catch-and-release snook and the occasional cobia.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said overall action has been a bit slow this
week, but he's still bringing in redfish, flounder and
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair said redfish
are thick in Terra Ceia Bay and he's also getting floun-
der and trout.
Capt. Jason Henzell and Capt. Kurt Morrison on
the Neva-Miss said report offshore fishing is excellent
for grouper, snapper and amberjack.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, look for
mackerel, snapper, founder, cobia, small sharks and
grouper, big jacks and stingrays.
Capt. Rick Gross said reds have invaded the bay.
Other action includes mangrove snapper, a few floun-
der, and grouper fishing out in the Gulf is excellent
Capt. Mark Bradow said catch-and-release snook
fishing is picking up while tarpon fishing is slowing.
He's also finding a few permit.
Capt. Ray Markham said he's getting big trout,
redfish and small catch-and-release snook, plus a few
flounder. He's using only artificial bait right now.
On my boat Magic we're getting up to 30 redfish
per trip, most in the 30-inch size range. We're also
getting a few catch-and-release snook and lots of man-
Capt. Tom Chaya said trout, redfish, snook,
flounder and a few cobia were his week's best bets,
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Bill at Island Discount Tackle said backwater
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things off. Offshore action for grouper remains excel-
lent, and trolling produces wahoo, dolphin and tuna.
By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Aug. 3, Boarding. A 26-foot power boat was
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Island students' morning bus routes
Anna Maria Elementary School
Route 87-A, Bus 122, Driver: E. Givens
7:24 Gulf Drive & 16 Palm Ave.
7:25 Spring Ave. & North Shore Drive
7:26 Spring Ave. & Tarpon St.
7:27 Spring Ave. & Bay Blvd. S.
7:28 Bay Blvd. N. & Crescent Drive
7:29 Bay Blvd. N. & Alamanda Ave.
7:31 North Shore Drive & Gladiolus St.
7:32 North Shore Drive & Newton Lane
7:33 North Shore Drive & Linda Lane
7:35 North Shore Drive & Coconut Ave.
7:35 Gulf Drive & Pine Ave.
7:38 Gulf Drive & Oak Ave.
7:38 Gulf Drive & Peppertree Lane
'7:39 Palm Drive & 77th St.
7:40 Palm Drive & Clark St.
7:45 Arrive Anna Maria Elementary
Route 90, Bus 51, Driver: N. Needham
7:47 Gulf Drive & Sixth Ave.
7:49 Gulf Drive & 30th St.
7:50 2502 Gulf Drive
7:52 23rd St. & Ave. C
7:52 Avenue C & 24th St.
7:53 Avenue C & 25th St.
7:54 2703 Gulf Drive
7:55 Gulf Drive & 28th St.
7:59 East Bay Drive & Sunbow Bay
8:05 Arrive Anna Maria Elementary
Route 89, Bus 115, Driver: L. Horning
7:07 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Gulfside Rd. S. (LBK)
7:21 4325 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Tiffany Place)
7:23 4120 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Pattigeorge Rest)
7:26 4500 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Windward Bay)
7:32 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Centre Shops)
7:32 Gulf of Mexico Drive & St. Judes St. (Corner Mart)
Carol S. Heinze
COME PLAY ON THE
ISLAND $154,900 2BR/2BA
home with eat-in kitchen, din-
ing room, huge master
bedroom and large lanai.
ISLAND DUPLEX $139,000
2BR/1BA and 1BA/1BA du-
plex only one block to the
beach. Great investment!
NEW LISTING! TOTALLY RENOVATED 4BR/2BA Pool
home in great West Bradenton Neighborhood. Manatee High
district. 1997-8 A/C, roof, custom interior...OPEN PLAN.
$146,000. Ask for Karen Lohse 778-0766 ext. 204.
JUST YOUR STYLE Unique home near Bean Pointe! 4BR/
2BA with guest bedrooms & living area downstairs and mas-
ter bedroom, kitchen, family room upstairs. Great corner lot.
Large deck. $271,685. Call Roni Price 723-0505 #29817.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Beautiful 3BR/2BA
deep canalfront home with boat dock and no bridges to open
bay. Located in prestigious North Point Harbour. Includes
community pool, tennis courts, and clubhouse. Turnkey fur-
nished. $345,000 Greatinvestment! Call Karin Stephan 388-
1267 or Connie Volts 778-4429 #29634.
7:33 5801 Gulf of Mexico Drive
7:34 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Dream Island Rd. (Bucca-
7:35 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Wake Island Rd.
7:35 Gulf of Mexico Drive & De Navarez Drive
7:36 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Gulfside Drive N.
7:37 Palm Drive & Broadway (Rear of Chevron)
7:38 Gulf Drive S. & 10th St. S. (Bradenton Beach)
7:39 Gulf Drive & Fourth St. S.
7:39 Gulf Drive & Second St. N.
7:40 Gulf Drive & Seventh St. N.
7:40 Gulf Drive & 12th St. N.
7:41 1801 Gulf Drive N. (Runaway Bay)
7:50 Arrive Anna Maria Elementary School
Route 87-B, Bus 122, Driver: E. Givens
7:51 Marina Drive & 67th Street
7:51 Marina Drive & 68th Street
7:52 Marina Drive & 72nd Street
7:53 Marina Drive & 75th Street
7:54 Marina Drive & 82nd Street
7:56 Gulf Drive & 75th St.
7:57 Gulf Drive & 68th St.
7:57 Gulf Drive & 65th St.
8:02 Arrive Anna Maria Elementary School
Sugg Middle School
Route 89, Bus 115, Driver: L. Horning
8:02 Avenue C & 26th St.
8:03 Avenue C & 24th St.
8:04 Avenue C & 22nd St.
8:04 Gulf Drive & 12th St. N.
8:06 Gulf Drive & Ninth St. N.
8:116 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Gulfside Road
8:22 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Centre Shops)
8:23 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Binnacle Point Drive
8:24 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Dream Island Road (Bucca-
8:24 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Ed Lee Lane
Ich Spreche Deutsch
Fax: 941- 388-5201
All my listings can be seen on the world wide
WINTER & SUMMER RATES
CONDOS HOUSES DUPLEXES
ASK FOR CONNIE VOLTS
OR BOB LOHSE
is r cog n zed arou d t e wo ld, not ustarou d h e n-gh or oo .-
Gulf of Mexico Drive & General Harris St.
Gulf of Mexico Drive & Broadway (Chevron Station)
Gulf Drive & 10th St. S.
Gulf Drive & Fifth St. S.
Gulf Drive & Third St. N.
Cortez Road & 127th St.
3900 75th St. W.
29th Ave. W. & 74th St. W.
Arrive Sugg Middle School
King Middle School
Route 87, Bus 122, Driver: E. Givens
8:13 Pine Ave. & Tarpon St.
8:13 Spring Ave. & Tarpon St.
8:15 Bay Blvd. N. & Pine Ave.
8:15 Spring Ave. & Bay Blvd. S.
8:18 Bay Blvd. N. & Crescent Drive
8:19 Bay Blvd. N. & Poinsettia Ave.
8:19 Bay Blvd. N. & Jacaranda Ave.
8:20 N. Shore Drive & Gladiolus St.
8:21 780 N. Shore Drive
8:21 N. Shore Drive & Newton Lane
8:22 N. Shore Drive & Linda Lane
8:23 N. Shore Drive & Coconut Ave.
8:24 Gulf Drive & Magnolia Ave.
8:25 Gulf Drive & Oak Ave.
8:27 Palm Drive & 81st St.
8:28 Marina Drive & 71st St.
8:45 Arrive King Middle School
Route 90, Bus 51, Driver: E. Needham
8:20 Marina Drive & Key Royale Drive
8:22 Palm Drive & 76th St.
8:24 Palm Drive & Clark Drive
8:25 Marina Drive & 62nd St.
8:26 Marina Drive & 56th St.
8:40 Arrive King Middle School
PLEASE SEE BUS ROUTES, NEXT PAGE
Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
Week Month Annual
Cottages Houses Bungalows
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
This charming elevated house in Anna Maria city has
just been listed. 2BR/2BA close to everything. Nice
neighborhood. Don't miss this opportunity to own in
Anna Maria. Just listed at $169,900.
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
S^ (941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
ANNA MARIA GULFFVIEW! Own your own summer
vacation home with this upper unit and panoramic
Gulfview! 2BR/2BA in choice natural beach area plus
rental income from 2-3BR/2BA lower unit. Turnkey with
excellent rental history. Asking $419,500.
MARIE LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
WW ir pr, tr.i r, [.,eulS,:h
NEW QUALITY BUILT
3BR/2BA, 1,900 sq. ft. lush land-
scape, central vac, other up-
grades, four covered porches.
CALL FOR OPEN SCHEDULE
OR SEE BY APPOINTMENT.
$279,900. 778-5427 after hours.
WHITE AVENUE Deeded beach access. 3BR/2BA, one-
story, large landscaped lot, immaculate, charm, $380,000.
778-5427 after hours.
EXCEPTIONAL 2BR/2BA condo with carport. $126,000.
795-6216 after hours.
SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR/2BA Gulf view. Amenities. $175,000
CANALFRONT 4BR/3BA elevated, large family home
$395,000. 778-0167 after hours.
10 ACRES with house. Zoned PDR. Near golf courses.
$235,000. 795-6216 after hours.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, 1.25 acres, heated pool.
$2,149,000. Or buy 17 units at $1,650,000. Or buy five
Gulffront units at $1,350,000. Zoned A-1. Call 778-5427
LOT C-2 100x150 Walk to beach $150,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner anxious $39,000 OBO.
SAND & SEA VILLAS, SUN PLAZA, WESTBAY COVE,
MARTINIQUE, Homes Anna Maria, Peridia and others.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
BUS ROUTES, FROM PAGE 20
Manatee High School
Route 76, Bus 203, Driver: S. Jarvis
6:36 Gulf Drive & 29th St.
6:37 Gulf Drive & 31st St.
6:38 E. Bay Drive & Manatee Ave. (Island Foods)
6:47 Palm Drive & 77th St.
6:49 Palm Drive & Key Royale Drive
6:52 Gulf Drive & Haverkos Court
6:53 Gulf Drive & 46th St.
6:58 Manatee Ave. & Perico Bay Blvd.
7:00 Manatee Ave. & Flamingo Drive
7:10 Arrive Manatee High School
Route 90, Bus 51, Driver: N. Needham
6:40 Pine Ave. & Tarpon St.
6:42 100 Bay Blvd. N. (City Pier)
DAVE JONES l
1-800-237-2252 a- ,,
y Simplify Your Search!
SGul Dr eHlo FL 7 Call anytime for a consultation.
ore than a mullet wrapper!
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Fresh mullet T-shirts $10 Mullet hats $7.50
Mail order add $3 for postage and handling.
Call 941-778-7978 Fax 778-9392
Anna Maria Island's
Leading Proierty Management Company
Waterfront Condos, Single Family Homes
We have tenants waiting to rent your property
Call Now! 778-6066
Marketing to the World!
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Rent a luxurious fully-furnished vacation home at
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to two bedroom, 2 bath units. From our private beach
to our dock on the bay, we have award-winning, pro-
fessionally-designed interiors. Heated pool, 17-person
Jacuzzi. Fully-equipped kitchens, color TV with cable.
miCrowave, VCR, washer/dryer and barbecue grill.
For reservations call..(941) 778-6667 or toll free
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Bay Blvd. N. & Crescent Drive
Bay Blvd. N. & Alamanda Ave.
N. Shore Drive & Newton Lane
N. Shore Drive & Fir Ave.
Gulf Drive & Magnolia Ave.
Gulf Drive & Oak Ave.
Gulf Drive & 85th St.
Palm Drive & 71st St.
Marina Drive & 57th St.
Arrive Manatee High School
Bayshore High School
62, Bus 45, Driver: J. Sicard
Cortez Road & Waterway Apartments
Cortez Road & 101st St.
Cortez Road & 107th St.
Cortez Road & 115th St.
Cortez Road and 123rd St.
Gulf of Mexico Drive & St. Judes St.
A Paradise Rental Management out promotes
all area rental teams, so you don't have to!
Call for results.
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
Total Rental Income Per Property
For company details contact:
A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
Sunday, Aug. 23 2-5PM
304 60th St., Holmes Beach
Don't miss this meticulous, owner occupied du-
plex, within easy walking distance of the beach!
Includes fireplace, laundry room, garage, and so
much more! Retire with income! Only $180,000!
CUSTOM-BUILT ELEVATED 3BR/2BA
Key West-style home on wide canal. Only three
years old with nice open kitchen, breakfast bar
and spacious pantry. Open sundeck off front of
house and beautiful screened porch off back.
Walk-in closets in all three bedrooms. Priced at
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6:38 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Jungle Queen Way
6:39 Gulf of Mexico Drive & Dream Island Road (Bucca-
6:40 Gulf of Mexico Drive & General Harris
6:42 Broadway & Palm Drive
6:49 Gulf Drive & Fifth St. S.
6:50 Gulf Drive & First St. N.
6:51 Gulf Drive & Ninth St. N.
6:52 Gulf Drive & 17th St. N.
6:53 Avenue C & 26th St.
6:55 Avenue C & 22nd St.
7:00 Cortez Road & 124th St.
7:01 Cortez Road & 106th St.
7:03 Cortez Road & 100th St.
7:05 Cortez Road & Coral Blvd.
7:07 86th St. W. & 54th Ave.
7:10 86th St. Ct. W. & 54th Ave.
7:15 Arrive Bayshore High School
Contact your school office or Manatee Schools Transporta-
tion, 741-7677, for more information.
A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car,
3,895 sq. ft. under roof home including
caged pool. Next to but not on a canal.
Owner anxious. $255;,00. Now $229,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
KEY ROYALE 2BR/2BA canalfront home four lots in
from Bimini Bay. Den could be third bedroom. 70-foot
dock with water, electric and 9,000 pound boat lift.
Eat-in kitchen. 300 foot well for irrigation. Lush landscap-
ing. $260,000. Call Sharron Hamilton 722-5741 eves.
ISLAND PREMIER LOCATION! View the bayou,
marina, and Tampa Bay from this large 3BR/3BA home.
The nearly 5,000 sq. feet includes large recreation room
with 36-foot pool and spacious hot tub; 260 feet of
waterfront, plus large boat dock. Reduced to $525,000.
Call Clarke Williams 744-0700 eves.
ISLAND COTTAGE 2BR/1BA home with tile and wood
floors. Updates in 1995 include kitchen, bath, roof,
A/C system, windows. Now $122,000. Call Carla Price
WILD OAK BAY 3BR/2BA spacious first-floor condo
with view of lake from the lanai. Turnkey furnished and
steps from the pool. $125,000. Call Zee Catanese
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MIS [
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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.
HOOVER WINDTUNNEL Supreme Micro-filtration
upright vacuum for clean, filtered air. Brand new -
never used. Sells for $280, asking $200. 778-1102.
FRIGIDAIRE LAUNDRY CENTER: stack washer/
dryer $200, excellent condition; General Electric
heavy-duty washer $75, good condition. 778-5909.
TOYS FOR SALE: boys' 16-inch bike, tugboat sand
box, seesaw and toddler jungle gym. Call 778-0347.
MOVING SALE sectional recliner/sleeper, tables,
chairs, TV, entertainment unit, full-size bedroom
furniture, and more. Very reasonable. Call to see:
HEALTHRIDER $500 new, sacrifice $225; women's
golf clubs, "Confidence," great starter set $75; PW-
9 iron, woods 1, 3, 5. 778-6975.
CAMERA EQUIPMENT: Minolta X700, motor drive
and lenses: $275. Bronica ETRS medium format
camera, complete professional system including
75mm and 150mm lenses, flash, umbrellas and
case, $2,500 or will consider separating. 748-6222.
BIG SIDEWALK SALE: Used office furniture, mis-
cellaneous household items and furniture, posters
and art prints, antiques and oddities from numerous
households all at The Islander Bystander in the
Island Shopping Center, Gulf Drive at Marina Drive,
Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. to noon only.
BIG YARD SALE Saturday, August 22, 8 a.m. to 3
p.m., 2912 Gulf Drive N.
YARD SALE Saturday, August 22, 8 a.m. to ? Tools,
toys, fishing, good stuff cheap! 107 75th Street,
YARD SALE Saturday, August 22, 9 a.m. Large
assortment of items. 518 67th Street, Holmes Beach.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
WARNING: DON'T CALL any carpet cleaner until
you hear this free recorded message. Call anytime,
24 hours a day, 1-800-801-6605.
"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
I can make your island
Dreams come true.
WAGNER I REALTY
S ales & Rentals Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
ISLANDS BEST BUY!
This custom-built home on the north end of Anna
SMaria could not be duplicated in today's market for
the asking price. This beautiful home features 3BR/
2BA, vaulted ceilings and wood floors. Additional loft
area is great for TV room or children's play area.
Walk to Bean Point or the Rod & Reel Pier. This
home is a "must see" with attention to every detail.
Call today! Easy to see! Now reduced to $229,000.
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gull Drive P0 Box 717 -Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
BARB'S OFFICE CENTER. Professional typing,
business cards, rubber stamps, fax services, qual-
ity copies, office supplies and lamination. 310 Pine
DOLPHIN DAYCARE and preschool. Places avail-
able, all ages. Come by and visit with us. Half-price
registration now. 778-2967.
MONEY TO LEND First City Mortgage. Private funding
available. Commercial, condominiums, homes, rental
properties. Call 750-0080 or after hours 778-9475.
LOSE FAT FOREVER! Free sample and informa-
tion. Get your month's supply free, unlimited income
with homebased business! Send $3.00 shipping and
handling: LifeStyle Herbs, 179 E. Street N., Suite 13,
Gostien, Connecticut 06756.
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
NEED A BABYSITTER? Responsible 12-year old
boy will babysit any child ages 3 to 10 at any time.
Call Cody at 778-6812.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.
My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
Member of Appraisers Association of America
On Anna Maria Island
Foreclosures from $1,495.
PLUS TRANSFER FEES
World-wide inventory available.
This advertising material Is being used for the
purpose of solic ting sales of Timeshare Periods.
Florida Gulf Coast's Finest Vacation Rentals
Palm Bay Club Siesta Key, Florida
At Spectat Summer Rates-DaUtiy Weekly & MontFhy Rentals
Luxurious one and two Bedroom Condominiums
Beachfront, Bachside Bayside Locations
Two Pools Tennis Excercise Center Fishing Pier Barbecue Grills
Micae Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
941-951-6668 or 800-881-2222
Florida Gulf Coast's Finest Vacation Rentals
Longboat Bay Club Longboat Key, Florida
At Special Summer Rates-Daify, Week l &' Montthy Rentals
Exclusive Two Bedroom'Villas
Full size balconies overlooking the marina
Pool Whirlpool Spa Tennis Court Sand Volleyball Court Basketball Barbecue
Grills and Picnic Areas Great Fishing 13 Slip Marina (avaLablcjfr guest use)
Michael Saunders Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
941-951-6668 or 800-881-2222
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CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
1997 OUTBOARD 5-hp Mariner. New condition,
only 36 hours. Internal and external tanks, $450.
Call Mac, 778-0191.
BOATSLIP FOR RENT: 620 Dundee, Holmes
Beach (Key Royale) $75 month. Feel free to look
at dock if we are not home! 931-962-0439.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part-time cooks and full and part-
time servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach.
REALTORS WANTED for Anna Maria Island and
Bradenton areas. Experienced and newly licensed
welcome to apply. Excellent opportunities, gener-
ous commission splits and willing to train. For con-
fidential interview, call Rob Walker, Sales Manager,
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-0700 or
evenings at 792-8431.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
FULL TIMF/PART TIME Waitress wanted. Call Tip
of the Island. 778-3909.
ALF active license for six persons. South Sarasota,
live-in owner will net $40K right now. Owner terms
or will trade. Ron, 747-0606.
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, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings. Hard-working and responsible.
Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates
778-5003 or 726-1067.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adop-
tion, corporations, modifications, power of attorney,
wills, living wills, name change, etc. Suncoast Para-
legal Services 742-4788.
OUTRAGEOUS TO ARISTOCRATIC, Distinctive
from mundane. Marketing images and experienced
sales professionals to reflect your personal style
and get results! Creative Marketing Concepts
941-778-0347 FAX 941-779-2291.
RESIDENTIAL HOUSE CLEANING 8 years
experience. Permanent weekly or by-weekly only.
Excellent references, honest, dependable. Call Dee
779-0122 or leave message.
SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES Licensed,
bonded. Residential, commercial, homes, condos,
rentals, offices. Move in/out. House sitting.
Estimates. Beverly 778-1945.
JACKIE'S CLEANING SERVICE. General house
cleaning. Jackie Clark 778-0502.
DUTCH CLEAN home cleaning and rentals. We
treat your home like our own. For a free estimate,
STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Fully-insured,
owner-operated. Residential, commercial. Depend-
able service, competitive prices, free estimates. Tell
a friend 730-0001 anytime.
*A" d r I .
Candy Swick & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Over $20 million SOLD in 1997
Featuring Gulf & Beach Properties from
Holmes Beach to Longboat Key
* GULF WATCH! Private beach for this 2BR/2B second
floor unit directly across from Gulfi Mint condition with
great views of the Gulfi New carpet, new A/C. Sold
* DREAM ISLAND! Fabulous oversized lot on Dream
Island with deep water, seawall and dock already in place.
No bridges to bay! Great value ready for you to build your
dream home on Dream Island! $299,900.
* TIDY ISLAND! Two fantastic units on a very private island.
2BR/2B with glass-enclosed balcony overlooking acres of nature
preserve and lakes. Mexican tile floors, eat-in kitchen & more.
Priced $40,000 below owners cost! $179,000.
L'AMBIANCE! 3BR/2.5B 6th floor unit overlooking the
Gulf, the beach, the bay and the golf course! Behind the
gates of the Longboat Key Club. Built-ins, elegant decor
and more! $899,000.
SANCTUARY! 2nd floor unit in
beach front condominium! 3BR/2B
r with breathtaking views and elegant
living. Secure community and top
". notch amenities. $640,000.
S500 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, Fl. 34236
(941) 954-9000 FAX (941) 388-2985
GORGEOUS BAYFRONT UNIT. Totally upgraded including tile, CHARMING BAY PALMS HOME freshly painted. Deeded
Berber carpet and appliances. Extended views of the ICW. Heated boat slip. Excellent rental property. $172,900. Bob Burnett,
pool, tennis. Just steps from the beach. Excellent rental unit, 387-0048. R30602
turkey fumished. $156,000. Bob Bumett, 387-0048. C26761
LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE ranch home. The perfect beach TIDY ISLAND waterfront, spectacular view of Sarasota Bay
neighborhood. Walk to the beach or launch your boat at and skyline. Gated community, very private. Acres of nature
nearby community dock. Enjoy some of old Florida. $219,900. preserve. 3 or 4BR with extras galore. $262,000. Janet
Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R31277 Bellingorr, 747-4543 or Kathleen Slayter, 792-8826. C27718
WATERFRONT LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
JUST WAITING FOR YOU. Six beautiful +/- CANAL BUILDING SITE. Water on two COOL PRICE, HOT ITEM. Live in popu-
acres on the river. 4BR/3B home on property sides. Drive by and plan your dream lar Bayshore Gardens. This 3BR/2B
features two fireplaces. Owner updating kitchen, home, 501 Sally Lee Dr. $64,900. Barry home makes it possible. $85,000. Dave
$165,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3939. R29999 Charles, 795-1273. Barker, 792-8932. R30518
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC BAY VIEW GREAT FAMILY HOME. Over 2,000 sq.
Spacious 4BR home, over 3/4 acre tropical
private lot on quiet dead-end street. Great I ft., 3BR/2B, family room and utility room.
open plan, beautiful pool and large workshop. Living room 28' x 17', master bedroom 26'
$599,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354or Kathy I Ix 12'. Large fenced yard with shed. Well
Marcinko, 792-9122. R30015 maintained, recently painted. $93,500.
TRULY SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT Available properties by the Colette Gerrish, 794-1924. R31642
RESIDENCE. Breathtaking view of Palma Sola week or by the month from LOCATED IN THE TRAIL SUBDIVI-
Bay. Custom designed, 12' high ceilings, oak Anna Maria Island to Venice. SION off Prospect Road. Brand new
floors throughout. 4BR/3.5B, office/den or fifth Call one of our rental and home. Bright open plan, 3BR plus den,
bedroom, gourmet island kitchen, family room resort specialists. tile roof. $164,900 .Sandy Drapala, 794-
with fireplace, master suite with fireplace.
$950,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R30480 (941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 3354. R29683
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SWednesday and Sunday.
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Ir-
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! > Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long *
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DUMP TRUCK FOR HIRE Shell delivered and
spread $25 yd., mulch, fill dirt, gravel. Call for prices.
Hauling Larry 778-0119.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN GARDEN
CENTRE Unique landscape design and xeriscaping.
Quality plants and trees, mulch, shell, top soil. Free
delivery. 5704 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
DRY CLEAN your carpet! Dry foam dries fast. We
never use steam. Many Island references. Fat Cat
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, 778-2882.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/INYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
CARPET ANY 3 ROOMS $399. Pad and install 40 yards.
Plushes, Berbers, sculptures. Ceramic tile $3.55 sf in-
stalled. Italian, Mexican, Florida, slip resistant. 723-1972.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
CARPET INSTALLATION, repair, restretch. Resi-
dential, commercial, marine. Experienced, licensed,
insured, island resident. Darrell Atwood, 779-0065.
PAINTING BY HENRY Interior and exterior. Free
HARVEY'S PAINTING Experienced painter opening
new business. Honest, reliable, reasonable with
good common sense. Free estimates. Please call
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING mildew buster
will restore your house to its usual lustre. Roofs,
decks, drives and more. Call 778-0944.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental
units available for commercial, retail and storage.
Call (941) 778-2924 for information.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished. Steps to
beach and shopping. $475 week, $1,200 month.
SEASONAL RENTAL Adorable cottage, 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, wood floors, just renovated. Available
July 1, 1998. 106 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach.
$800 month, $475 week. 813-258-2411.
BAYFRONT WITH deepwater dock. 2BR/1BA, fully
furnished with everything. Available now through
November. $900 month or $350 week. Call 794-5980.
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
season, $3,500 month, $1,000 week. Special rates
off season, 1-800-223-4472.
VACATION BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA complete.
Ground floor, $700 week, $2,200 month. 778-4523,
YEARLY RENTAL 1BR/1BA overlooking Gulf,
Bradenton Beach. Water, garbage included, fur-
nished $650 month. Call 813-932-0516.
BEACHFRONT GROUND-LEVEL 2BR/2BA. Com-
pletely furnished, carpet, closed garage, large
kitchen. Couples, no pets, $3,500 month inclusive
HIDEAWAY COVE panoramic bay view. Nice, quiet,
ground floor. 2BR fully furnished, steps to beach,
restaurants, and more. Available now thrqoah De-
cember. Also January and April 1999 season. No
pets or smoking. 778-7107.
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.
BRADENTON BEACH SEASONAL 1BR/1BA with
carport. Sandpiper Mobile Park, 55+, one block to
Gulf, one block to bay. $800 month, available now,
2BR DUPLEX with large screened lanai in Anna
Maria. Annual lease, no pets. 792-8817.
RARE SEASONAL VACANCY 2BR apartment, Anna
Maria Gulffront, fully loaded, lovely interior, sundeck,
enclosed porch, private, 778-3143. No pets.
BEACHFRONT CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA completely
redecorated. Beautiful ocean view, lanai, all conve-
niences, two pools, tennis on Anna Maria. Available
December 15, one month minimum. 630-584-7935.
ANNA MARIA, beautiful Key West-style 3BR/3BA
home. Sailboat water canalfront, large dock with
water and electric. Private boat ramp. All of this and
just steps to great Gulf beach. Annual $2,300
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ANNUAL 2BR/2BA home. San Remo shores
deepwater, canalfront. $1,100 month, 795-7805.
ANNUAL, BRADENTON BEACH. Old Bridge Vil-
lage on bay. Renovated duplex, two small bed-
rooms, deck, lush grounds, private parking, dock.
$635, includes water. No pets. 778-4625.
1BR ANNUAL DUPLEX, Quiet neighborhood, two
blocks from beach, water and garbage, $500 per
mo. plus deposit. 778-6387.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA HOME on Bimini Bay. Spacious
home with two-car garage, utility room with washer/
dryer, screened lanai, boat dock. $1,300 per month.
No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 941-778-
2307 for further information.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA APT. in Holmes Beach. Close
to beach and shopping. $625 per mo. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate 941-778-2307 for info.
MILLION-DOLLAR VIEW 2BR/2BA furnished villa
on the water, dock, washer/dryer. Available now
through Dec. 31. $750 negotiable, Holmes Beach.
2BR/1BA WITH GULFVIEW! Newly redecorated.
Unfurnished. $650/month and furnished $700/
month plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.
2BR/2BA OPEN GULFVIEW! Upstairs, spacious
apartment. Unfurnished. $1,000/mo. plus utilities.
Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.
COMMERCIAL SPACE: SPACIOUS 1,554 sq. ft.
ideal for studio plus 518 sq. ft. work room with sink
and plus 360 sq. ft. private office space. $1,500 /mo.
plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, garage, unfurnished Holmes
Beach house. Porch, private backyard. Washer/
drv-,. So'z6 per mo. First and last. 208 77th St. 727-
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX on the beach. 2BR/1BA
sleeps six. Fully furnished, cable TV/VCR, washer/
dryer, microwave, screened lanai and sundeck.
$750 week. 954-965-9777.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Furnished,
beautiful view, quiet area, no pets or smokers. $250
week, $625 month. Call 794-5980.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX immaculate 1BR/1BA
with large kitchen and living room. Annual lease,
$600 month plus utilities. Nice yard, 746-0491.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA home with tile floors, vaulted
ceiling, screened porch and carport. Central air and
heat, washer/dryer hook up, $900 month. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
2BR/2BA HOUSE AVAILABLE November/December
1998 and April 1999. Nicely furnished, screened porch.
No smokers, pets, $1,600 month, 813-643-3138.
VACATION IN GRAND European-style 4BR/3BA
French Normandy home. Everything you could pos-
sibly want for a perfect vacation. Turret with spec-
tacular Gulf view. Best Anna Maria location. In sea-
son $3,500; off season $2,100. Call 794-8202.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA Holmes Beach duplex steps to
Gulf. Quiet neighborhood, shopping nearby. First,
last and security. Utilities included $650, 778-5099.
2BR/1BA HOUSE, 28th Street, Holmes Beach.
Pond, one block to bay, two blocks to beach. $800
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA updated and clean, great neigh-
borhood, Holmes Beach. Steps to bLy and beach!
$700 month, first, and security. 778-5482.
2BR/1BA FURNISHED APARTMENT near Bean
Point, Anna Maria. Annual or six-month minimum.
LONGBOAT KEY BAYSIDE Condominium 2BR/
2BA, pool, dock, tennis, Gulf access. Annual, unfur-
nished. Old Florida Realty Company, 778-3377.
THREE-BEDROOM BEAUTIFULLY decorated
home close to beach. Available September through
January. $1,500 includes all utilities. Call 778-4473.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA condominium, tile floors, large
garage with washer/dryer. Great location, $625
month. Call Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.
SEASONAL RENTAL charming 2BR/2BA furnished
townhouse. Nicely decorated, full kitchen, partial
Gulf view, close to beach. $2,000 month 755-6661.
VACATION RENTAL monthly, beautiful 2BR/2BA
townhouse furnished, pool, close to beach, three
decks, partial gulf view. $1,150 month, 974-3229.
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach
for rent, 1340 square feet with two restrooms. Call
Smith Realtors 778-0777.
PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach
for rent, approximately 270 square feet. Call Smith
TRAILER with 18- by 10-foot sideroom, yard, boat
storage, #416 4th St., Sandpiper, $21,000. 778-
FOUR-UNIT rental property across from beach. Two
1BR and two 2BR. $209,000. Call 778-9443 leave
WATERFRONT LOTS, direct Gulf/Bay access
magnificent views, quiet locations, cleared, ready to
build. Cul de sacs of Gull $159K; Kumquat $269K
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WATERFRONT HOME and boat dock on Coconut
Bayou. 4BR/4BA, many extras, three years new.
130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria, $530,000.
Owner/broker, Ted E. Davis, Licensed Real Estate
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KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME 2BR/2BA excel-
lent value in a prime waterfront home. Nice
turnkey furniture package, nice lot with room
for expansion. Boat dock, wood sun deck.
$199,900. Ken Rickett 778-4800 MLS 31714.
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KEY ROYALE HOME
3BR/2.5BA canal home across from the golf
course. Wide, deep canal with boat lift and dock.
Sailboat water out to Tampa Bay. Tropical yard
with grapefruit, orange, mango, papaya, banana,
lemon and lime trees. Two zone AC plus many
upgrades. $275,000. Call Dick Maher or Dave
Jones 778-4800. MLS 30729
KEY WEST LIVING
Unique interior design with more than 2,000
sq. ft. of Florida luxury. 3BR/3BA, many
special features such as hardwood floors,
fireplace, large screened balcony. Canalfront
with private ramp and boat dock. Located on
one of Anna Maria's finest streets. Call for
appointment to see. $375,000. Elizabeth
Andricks 778-4800. MLS 31547
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Best complex
on the Island. Excellent rental too! 2BR/2BA
Gulffront, furnished turnkey. Heated pool,
spa, elevator. $275,0001 Lynn lostetler 778-
4800 MLS 31639.
ELEVATED PRIME ISLAND HOME
This 3BR/2BA elevated home is on a large lot,
prime Holmes Beach location. Surrounded by
more expensive properties. Ready to move in.
$179,900. Ken Rickett 778-4800. MLS 29150
* 3BR/2BA Anna Maria Home ............ $179,900
* 3BR/2.5BA Key Royale Home .......... $275,000
* 3BR/3BA Anna Maria Home ............ $375,000
* 2BR/2BA Key Royale Home ............. $199,900
* 2BR/2BA Sandy Pointe ...................... $122,000
* 2BR/2BA Sandy I'ointe ..................... $159,000
* 2BR/2BA Anna Maria Island Club .. $275,000
* 10-Unit Motel, Holmes Beach, plus 3BR/23BA
owner home ............................. $1,000,000
STARTING AT $450.00
5201'Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
"The best news
TIMESHARE, Resort 66. Ground floor, four weeks
#103, back to back June and July; including July 4.
$3,500 week, 778-4523, 1-800-977-0803.
WATERWAY CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA with
deeded boat dock security entry with elevator. 9604
Cortez Road W., $108,000. 792-1835.
GREAT GETAWAY 2BR/1BA newly furnished LIVING AT ITS BEST 3-4BR/3BA Perico
turnkey condo. New kitchen and breakfast bar. Island living at its best. Minutes to Gulf beach.
New A/C. Completely updated with walk-in Has great view of pond. Low maintenance fee.
shower. Only steps away to beach or bay. Low Move-in condition. Priced to sell at $142,500.
maintenance fee. $89,900. MLS#30225. Call Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246, eves 778-1751.
Ed Oliveira 778-1751.
PANORAMIC BAYFRONT Spectacular views
of bay and Intracoastal from this 3BR/3BA
residence with deep-water dock and lift. Great
central location. Offered at $379,500. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-2246 Eves. 778-7976.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Outstanding views
from this two-story masonry duplex offering 2BR/
1.5BA each unit, turnkey furnished. Possible to
convert to single family. Offered at $497,500. David
Moynihan 778-2246, eves. 778-7976. D28156
ISLAND STYLE LIVING Perico Island patio home.
2,320 sq. ft. floorplan, 3BR/3BA (loft area with den/
office/fourth bedroom). Spacious home in private,
walled-in serene setting with flowers and lush plants
surrounding heated pool on extra large lot. $255,200.
Ask for Michael Advocate to schedule an appoint-
ment. Eves. 778-0608. #30186
RARELY AVAILABLE Groung level 2BR/2BA
bayfront condo at Westbay Point and Moor-
ings. Ceramic tile floors except baths/kitchen.
Great views of the Sunshine Skyway. Only
Annual &aiC Orn7
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OUTSTANDING BAY VIEW spacious 2BR/2BA con-
dominium. Luxuriously furnished, dock, pool, sauna,
BBQ. $199,500. Wagner Realty 778-2246. Ask for
GULF FRONT CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA, fantastic
view. $259,000. Wagner Realty 778-2246. Ask for
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT buy now before is-
land prices go up! Owner retiring, must sell. Large
fourplex apartment overlooking water and pier. Fur-
nished, established clientele, good income. Private
courtyard, heated pool, spa, gazebo, must see to
believe! Owner financing for qualified persons,
$595,000, low interest. 201 S. Bay Blvd. Call 778-
9188. Shown by appointment.
FOURPLEX STEPS TO BEACH! 2076 square-feet
of living area. Excellent rental. $325,000. Yvonne
Higgins, Wagner Realty 778-2246 or 800-211-2323.
JUST REDUCED! Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA villa,
fully furnished, garage. Now only $115,000! Call
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
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estate which is in violation of the law. Our read-
ers are hereby informed that all dwellings ad-
vertised in this newspaper tre available on an
equal opportunity basis. To complain r -dic-
crimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-
9777, for the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-
Island home in Bay
Palms. Canal over 7 ft.
deep at high tide. Direct
access to bay. Room for
a pool. $249,900.
Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 778-3778
W Fax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
605C Manatee Ave.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
an independently owned and operated member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Coiporation
DON & KAREN SCHRODER present ...
ANNA MARIA PRIZE
This canalfront home on
1.5 lots has ample room for
expansion or a pool. Its
2BR/2BA open and spa-
cious floor plan includes a
family room, breakfast
room and office. 27-foot dock with water and electric. Beautifully
maintained. Truly a "must see"! $247,700.
MULTI-FAMILY BAYFRONT COMPLEX consisting of a 3BR/
2BA house with top floor master suite, plus 2 duplexes. Land-
scaped for privacy! Fantastic view! Substantial income genera-
S1Z IAAI GULFSTREAM
K RVMH II" REALTY
Su E Coast
REAL ESTATE, INC.
S.. 1- s I
Mary Ann Schmidt
KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME
2BR/2BA, large Florida room, tile floors, new kitchen
cabinets, screened room, tile roof, workshop, garage,
automatic sprinklers. $209,900.
3BR/2BA home w"rh astal
Wate CONTRACT pENlING nai,
large O.. ,900.
2BR/2BA townhouse, hardwood floors, fenced yard,
large screened porch, two-car garage, short walk to
beach. Residential area. $170,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/1.5BA each side. Excellent rental, close to beach.
Nice area, convenient to everything. Ceramic tile, car-
pet. All appliances included. $225,000.
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $249,000.
BRADENTON COUNTRY CLUB
3BR/2BA home directly on golf course. Three-car ga-
rage. Large family room overlooks greens. Older home
with lots of room to expand. A great buy! $178,500.
4B5/3BA waterfront home, private dock, four-car ga-
rage, master suite, vaulted ceilings, beautiful cabinets,
pool and tennis club membership. $549,900.
ANNUAL 1 BR/IBA Duplex $575
Morton Village 2BR/2BA $550
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay & Anna Maria Island Club
$700 wcek/$1500 month
Julie Gilstrap 1(800)732-6434
LTG, GRI ANNA MARIA
Properly Manager SunCoast
MLS E[23 UIJXadS
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
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Plus, the knowledge of loan
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Visit us at our web site: www.islandreal.com
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
On deep water canal this bright, airy 2BR/2BA, plus siu
dio ranch home is priced to sell at $179,900. Call Dee
Jorcyk 778-8550 to see this "Best Buy"!
Light & bright end unit. Desirable 3BR/2BA "Blue Heron"
model. Water view, dramatic foyer entrance. $119 900
Call Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett 795-8095 or 798-9716
3BR/3BA with 1BR/1 BA rental unit. This home has ceramic
Ile throughout, cathedral ceilings large kitchen vwiih over-
sized garage and room for a pool. Priced to- sell al
$199,000. Call Deborah Thrasher 778-0700 or 778-3395
SLocated in busy shopping center on Anna Maria Owner
Anxious to sell will finance Price reduced to $51,9 'C0 Call
Deborah Thrasher 778-0700 or 778-3395.
520 58th Street..... $649,500
8019 Marina Dr..... $589,000
5319 Sunrise Lane..... $545,000
8023 Marina Dr..... $575,000
8015 Marina Dr..... $545,000
520 Bayview Place...... $549,000
723 North Shore Dr.....$527,500
511 Bayview Dr..... $429,750
325 Tarpon St..... ...... $325,000
634 Dundee Lane....... $335,000
509 58th St... ....... $249,000
117 81st St .......... $239,000
232 Chilson ................. $234,900
226 South Harbor Dr...$199,000
512 70th St.......... $189,000
259 Gladiolus........ $185,000
Mariners Cove #321...... $289,900
Westbay Point & Moorings $199,000
1510 1st St West, B'ton .. $99,000
108 Peppertree ........... $269,900
705 Fern St ................ $219,900
522 Magnolia Ave ......... $198,000
5619 Gulf Dr ................ $189,400
6250 Holmes Blvd #46.. $179,900
443 62nd St ................. $86,900
2311 Avenue B............... $99,900
303 56th St .................. $229,900
toLoc4g4 ll t~
Cozy renovated 2BR/1BA condo, just two miles from
beaches. Great investment property, association allows
Long or short term rentals. No age limits, pets allowed.
Call Ed Furner 749-4750.
2BR/1BA home on 100 x 50 lot. Also included another [
S100 x 50 lot with pond on preserve. Total of 200 ft. road
frontage. Short walk to Gulf or bay. $149,000. Phone Ed
Boothe 3835543, eves 383-2317.
Weekly Monthly Seasonal Annual
r..con il'rv tr'vrn
S'\ PERICO BAY
Wendy Foldes CLUB:
Broker/ 915 Sandpiper Circle ..... $106,900
Salesperson518 Sanderlin Circle .... $118,500
518 Sanderling Circle .... $118,500
1 100 nlm:
*1BR 1lB. A rI tlrrII etd:l .'.ilh .ullf '- 'i,,50i ml:.
Perl::, B.3,, Chui-, 'BR 2BA '}851: n,:.
Due to, a c:ortinLinu~ i'j dem -ini Inron, qualili'?d r,-Enl[7ers
we are always I.lookini l:,r lui.alilw\ pro :pertie
Call Property Manager Valerie Kruse 778-6665
6507 Riverview Blvd...... $321,000
1405 91st St Ct NW...... $179,900
2208 3rd Ave ............. $110,000
203 46th St. W............. $109,900
276 Sherwood Dr............ $68,900
8316 43rd St W.............. $34,500
You name it, we have
it for sale!
Call for details!
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YOU CHAUVINIST PIG!
BY BRENDAN EMMETT QUIGLEY / EDITED BY WILL SHORT
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7 Time changes?
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42 E'en if
43 Warhol subject
46 Diner offering
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60 Hard up
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85 Kind of cuisine
87 Excalibur, e.g.
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94 Dutch piano
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